MMAFrenzy’s live coverage of UFC 165 rolls along with our recap of tonight’s FOX Sports 1 preliminary card. In tonight’s featured preliminary bout, Myles Jury would defeat Mike Ricci in a lackluster bout. In other action, Wilson Reis, Stephen Thompson, and Mitch Gagnon all notched victories on tonight’s card.
Jury Slips Past Ricci
Lightweights Mike Ricci and Myles Jury closed out the UFC 165 preliminaries in lackluster fashion tonight in Toronto. Neither fighter ever seemed to show any urgency in a fight that did not live up to its potential. While Jury gets the victory, his fourth straight in the UFC, tonight’s bout slowed his considerable momentum on his journey to the top of the division.
Reis Controls Menjivar
MMA journeyman Wilson Reis made his UFC debut tonight against Ivan Menjivar. The bout was not particuarly thrilling, as Reis seized control on the canvas with his takedown and BJJ game. The victory is Reis’ fifth in a row and likely signals the end of Menjivar’s time in the UFC.
Thompson Crushes Clements
Stephen Thompson looked impressive tonight against fellow striker Chris Clements. After a fun first round, Thompson settled-in in the second and unleashed a brutal combination that separated Clements from consciousness. “Wonderboy” has now won two straight since dropping the first loss of his career to Matt Brown.
Gagnon puts Kimura to Sleep
Mitch Gagnon and Dustin Kimura kicked off the UFC 165 FOX Sports 1 card in style with a frenetic fight. The two went back and forth with huge power shots that hurt each fighter multiple times. Ultimately the fight hinged on an errant takedown attempt by Kimura that allowed Gagnon to jump into an arm-in guillotine. Kimura would desperately try to work but eventually went to sleep before referee Yves Lavigne halted the action. The victory for Gagnon comes nearly a year to the day from Gagnon’s last UFC appearance.
UFC 165 FS1 Preliminary Results:
- Myles Jury def. Mike Ricci by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Wilson Reis def. Ivan Menjivar via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Stephen Thompson def. Chris Clements via KO (punches) at 1:27 of Round 2
- Mitch Gagnon def. Dustin Kimura via technical submission (guillotine) at 4:05 of Round 1