UFC on FX 5 Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva vs Travis Browne: Results

Main Event

A big round 1 knockout spelled an early end to the night for Travis Browne, solidifying Bigfoot as a worthy headliner.  The beginning of the fight had Travis Browne throwing some very wild shots and getting countered seemingly at will by the 6’4″ 265lb behemoth.  Some issue with the left knee of Browne made Bigfoot smell blood and the mma veteran was on top of Browne dropping him with a big right hand and ending the night for Travis Browne.

Travis Browne is truly an up and comer to the sport with this being his first MMA loss.  So where does this leave Antonio Silva in terms of a title shot?  These thoughts need to be sidelined and only brought back up when Silva gets a little more momentum by beating a top ten contender in impressive fashion and shedding the stigma of his otherwise unimpressive UFC performance.  The win is definitely a step in the right direction and we can’t wait to see his next fight.  We certainly hope the knee injury isn’t severe.

Co-Main Event

Jake Ellenberger increased his mma record to 28-6-0 when he earned a victory over Jay Hieron. In a highly anticipated match Jake Ellenberger truly showed his superior striking ability and sharp tactics.

In the first round Ellenberger looked to be the more patient of the two, weathering some kicks from Hieron.  The second round definitely went by way of Ellenberger as he finally managed to secure a takedown and leave his opponent a bit bloody to end the round.

The only round that could possibly have been in favor of Hieron was third where the pace significantly slowed and neither fighter fought to finish the other before the bell.  In the end it’s Ellenberger getting his hand raised via unanimous decision.

John Dodson vs Jussier Da Silva

John Dodson elevated his standings with UFC brass when he earned a knockout victory over Jussier Da Silva in a what was turning into a boxing match.  Dodson proved to have heavier hands when he finished Da Silva in the second round.

For Dodson it appears this win means #1 contender status and pits him against the newly crowned division champion Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson for the 125lb championship.

Josh Neer vs Justin Edwards

Justin Edwards pulled off a much-needed win over Josh Neer this Saturday.  It was Edwards who came out aggressive, over the favored Josh Neer. The first round guillotine choke came at 00:00:45 of the first round and earned Justin Edwards Submission of the Night bonus for $40,000.

Michael Johnson vs Danny Castillo

Michael Johnson secured a nice $40,000 bonus for the night when he managed to turn a hellish round 1 beating into a frenzied round 2 knockout.  Earlier on in the fight Castillo managed to rock Johnson with a crisp short right that sent Johnson onto his backside where he weathered a ground and pound and later found himself on the business end of a side choke that nearly resulted in an early stop but Johnson made it to the bell and found new life in round 2.

From the sound of the bell in the second round Johnson came out the more aggressive fighter and started firing with success early in the round.  It was as if Johnson could land at will as long as he struck first.  The fight ended soon after from a clean punch that met an inbound Castillo and put his lights out.

Aaron Simpson vs Mike Pierce

Mike Pierce moves on to begin a win streak after having lost only one of his last four fights over a split decision against Josh Koshcheck.  Aaron Simpson opened the first round the more dominant fighter when he connected with a sneaky right hand and ended the round with ground and pound from the mount.

Pierce however, weathered the storm and came out in the second round slipping a right of Simpsons and landing a clean shot of his own which immediately floored a sleeping Aaron Simpson at 29 seconds into the round.

UFC 152 Jon Jones vs Vitor Belfort: Results

Main Event

Jon Jones Defeated Vitor Belfort via R4 Submission at 00:00:54 into the round. The champion, Jon Jones, was put into a difficult position when Vitor applied an armbar that really seemed to put the champion into a bad position but Jones whethered the storm. According to an article at http://www.mmafighting.com/2012/9/23/3375634/ufc-152-results-jon-jones-submits-vitor-belfort-in-fourth-round Jones stated, “I honestly was waiting for it to break,” he said. “I was not going to tap out.” It was Jones though,

Co-Main Event

Joseph Benavidez lost a hard-fought split decision to Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson, who is now the first UFC 125lb champion.  All in all it really did seem as though Demetrious Johnson was the better fighter and really did a lot to prove that he was champion material.  Mighty Mouse proved to have overwhelming speed and technical striking that far outmatched Benavidez.  By the end of the fight Benavidez looked pretty well tagged up while Johnson looked like he was ready for some close-ups and a wild after party.

Michael Bisping found himself struggling against Brian Stann where he ended up winning a unanimous decision victory. If this puts Bisping into a top contender position it would definitely seem surprising. It appears Bisping has at least one more fight with a top ranked competitor before getting his first shot at a belt. Maybe a Chris Weiman fight should be in the cards for ‘The Count’.

Matt Hamill had a successful UFC return when he battled it out with Roger Hollett and earned a unanimous decision. The former Ultimate Fighter combatant showed a bit of ring rust but he a well matched opponent should have helped Hammil shake any cobwebs he may have had prior to entering the octagon.

Cub Swanson looked great against Charles Oliveira when he secured a first round knock out at 2:40 of the round. Swanson’s heavy hands proved to be the deciding factor when it appeared that Oliveira may have very well been winning the round.

Vinny Magalhaes defeated Igor Pokrajac by way of a second round Submission leaving Igor looking a bit sluggish.

TJ Grant defeated Evan Dunham by way of a unanimous decision in what looked to be a very close bout with nearly even strikes landed but 3 unanswered takedowns by Dunham did not appear to be enough to gain favor with the judges.

Sean Pierson won over Lance Benoist by unanimous Decision moving Pierson to a record of 13-6-0.

Marcus Brimage beat Jimy Hettes in a unanimous decision moving the new comer Marcus to an impressive 6-1-0.

Seth Baczynski defeated Simeon Thoresen with a thud when he ended Simeon’s night by way of a knockout at 00:04:10 of round 1.

Mitch Gagnon defeated Walel Watson with an impressive 1st round submission improving his record to 9-2-0.

Kyle Noke defeated Charlie Brenneman in stunning fashion when a 1st round KO was put on the books due to a left jab followed by a straight right that sent Brenneman into lala land. An obviously shaken Brenneman tried to plead his case to the referee but the fact that he looked like Bambi on ice probably didn’t help his case.

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