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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 on Fuel TV: Results

UFC on Fuel TV has come and gone, and in its wake it has left many fight fans wondering where the results will land the combatants in the rankings of their respective weight classes.

Jake Ellenberger won a unanimous decision against Diego Sanchez, leaving many people thinking that Ellenberger should have a shot at the interim belt, getting a rematch for a controversial decision loss when he fought Carlos Condit in his UFC debut.

Arguably, the most impressive performance came from former TUF fighter,  Jonathan Brookins, who quickly dismantled opponent, Vagner Rocha.  The fight will surely land on Jonathan Brookins highlight reel, after Brookins dropped his opponent and knocked out Rocha with a vicious ground and pound performed through Rocha’s guard.  Brookins will likely have to be reassessed as to where he falls in contention for the 145 lb belt.

Stefan Struve managed to put another tally in his win column, by way of TKO, against his opponent, Dave Herman.  Though seemingly hurt at times, Stefan Struve managed to weather Herman’s offense and put together some nice strikes of his own ending the night for Herman in impressive fashion.

Ronnie Marks put out enough effort to take the decision from opponent Aaron Simpson in a somewhat lack luster brawl.

Stipe Miocic keeps his unblemished record against contender  Philip De Fries, also formerly undefeated, in an impressive first round swarm that ended the winning streak of De Fries by way of KO.

T.J. Dillashaw took Walel Watson anywhere he wanted in the fight, with the exception of a stoppage.  The former TUF fighter, T.J. Dillashaw, seemed to have no difficulties pressing his attack on Watson, but could not finish a rear naked choke, that the fighter insisted on attempting for a large duration of their mat time.  It looks like Dillashaw can definitely find an easy improvement in his game by working on his BJJ, but an impressive showing none the less.

Ivan Menjivar had a shaky start against  John Albert but kept his wits about him and managed to get a submission by way of rear naked choke early in the fight.

UFC on Fuel TV: Match Ups

The UFC on Fuel TV match ups have been announced for the card set to air on February 15, 2012 at 5pm/8pm PT/ET at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, NE.

Diego Sanchez (25-4-0) vs Jake Ellenberger (26-5-0)

Stefan Struve (26-5-0) vs Dave Herman (21-2-0)

Aaron Simpson (10-2-0) vs Ronny Markes (12-1-0)

Stipe Miocic (7-0-0) vs Phil De Fries (8-0-0)

TJ Dillashaw (5-1-0) vs Walel Watson (9-3-0)

Ivan Menjivar (21-8-0) vs John Albert (7-1-0)

Jonathan Brookins (13-4-0) vs Vagner Rocha (7-2-0)

Buddy Roberts (11-2-0) vs Sean Loeffler (25-5-0)

Anton Kuivanen (16-4-0) vs Justin Salas(9-3-0)

Tim Means (16-3-1) vs Bernardo Magalhaes (11-1-0)