Welcome to FightLine.com’s live coverage of UFC On Versus 4.
Tonight’s fight card comes to us live from the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The main card will be televised on Versus at 9 PM ET.
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Now, on to the action! We’ll have quick match results available for you after each preliminary fight followed by live round-by round coverage of all main card bouts. Remember to keep refreshing this page for the most up to date results.
-Michael Johnson defeated Edward Faaloloto via TKO at 4:42 of round 1.
-Ricardo Lamas defeated Matt Grice via TKO at 4:41 of round 1.
-Charles Oliveira defeated Nik Lentz via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:48 of round 2.*
-Rich Attonito defeated Daniel Roberts via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
-Joe Lauzon defeated Curt Warburton via submission (kimura) 1:58 of round 1.
-Javier Vasquez defeated Joe Stevenson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27).
-Tyson Griffin defeated Manny Gamburyan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-29).
*Oliveira landed an illegal knee to Lentz which clearly hurt him only moments before sinking the fight-ending choke. Joe Rogan revealed post-fight that the commission is planning to review the bout and may possibly alter the decision as a result of the illegal strike.
Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft
Marc Matheny will be the third man in the cage for this fight.
Round 1: No touch of gloves between these two rivals. Good, hard leg kick by Mitrione. So far, both men trading kicks. Mitrione sits Morecraft down with a hard straight left, but just backs off and lets him back up, obviously very confident. They go back to going tit-for-tat with leg kicks, but Mitrione is keeping the edge in the boxing department. Morecraft with a nice left hook-right hand combo. Mitrione returns fire with a nice left hand. Mitrione turning things up and Morecraft looks to be wilting. Mitrione gets a little over-aggressive in trying to finish and opens himself up for the takedown. Mitrione fights to his feet, but Morecraft will make it to the bell as a result.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Mitrione
Round 2: The crowd chants “Meathead” early on, while Mitrione picks his shots. Morecraft throws a nice lunging knee. Mitrione whiffs on a head kick. Good left hand by Mitrione. Morecraft bulls in for a takedown and gets Mitrione down against the fence. Mitrione gets to his feet, but Morecraft stays on him. Morecraft dumps a heavily breathing Mitrione to the mat, where he lands in full guard. Matheny stands them up after a few moments of inactivity. Mitrione comes back looking to land, clipping Morecraft with a left hand. He tosses Morecraft aside and to the mat when he misses on a takedown. When they engage again, Mitrione puts together a three punch combo — right hook-left straight-right hook — that knocks Morecraft out cold. Mitrione walks away before his opponent hits the ground with his hands raised.
Matt Mitrione defeated Christian Morecraft via KO (punches) at 4:28 of round 2.
Mitrione tells the crowd that he “pisses excellence” and explains that, despite the bad blood, he had no intentions of trying to hurt Morecraft unnecessarily.
John Howard vs. Matt Brown
Dan Miragliotta will oversee this welterweight bout.
Round 1: They touch gloves to start things off and Howard gets off first with a leg kick. Again. And another. They clinch and Brown turns Howard into the fence. Howard catches a body kick, but Brown ends up taking him down off of the position. They’re only down briefly though. Howard really hammering home those leg kicks. Brown with a nice string of punches, followed by a head kick. He over-commits on a knee and gets taken down for his trouble. He gets back to his feet quickly, but Howard stays on him against the fence, working the single. They break and Brown lands a kick and a big knee, Brown turning it up here, dumping Howard to the mat by his heel. Brown looking for the d’Arce choke briefly, but he lets it go. On their feet, Howard gets a big takedown and Howard takes side control. Howard keeps the body lock as they hit their feet again. Thirty to go. Howard gets a brief takedown but Brown rolls right back up to his feet, where he tees off with punches. Great first round.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-10
Round 2: Howard lands another hard leg kick to start the second. He goes in for the clinch, where he looks for the takedown off of the cage. Brown breaks free, but eats a leg kick. He dives for a takedown, but Howard sprawls deftly and they scramble to their feet. Howard looking for the takedown against the cage again. Brown looks for the standing guillotine, but Howard avoids. Howard fails on a takedown and they engage on their feet. Brown lands a very nice trip from the Thai clinch. Howard looks to be fading here, while Brown works from half guard. Brown controlling things from the top, but Howard rolls for a leg and uses the position to reverse and end up on top of Brown. Brown looks for the triangle, but switches to the omoplata. Ten seconds to go and Howard shakes his way out of the hold.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Brown
Round 3: Howard throws another of the leg kicks that he’s had so much success with, then another. They both trade kicks up high. Brown hits a double and gets Howard down against the cage. Howard gets to his feet and looks to take Brown’s back. Howard working very hard for the takedown now, but Brown is avoiding for now. As they break, Brown chases Howard across the cage and lands two big knees, then a pair of jabs. Howard goes for the takedown again and gets Brown on his knees against the fence. Howard gets Brown to the mat toward the center of the cage this time. Howard works a kimura until the bell.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Howard
Matt Brown defeated John Howard via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Rick Story vs. Charlie Brenneman
Marc Matheny is in to officiate the co-main event fight.
Round 1: Brenneman engages the clinch early, but Story tosses him to the mat with ease. Brenneman gets to his feet and they break from the clinch shortly thereafter. Brenneman moves in for the clinch again, where he pushes Story into the fence. Story reverses and goes for the takedown himself. They engage on the clinch, both men connect. Brenneman shoots for the single and eventually fights Story to the mat, but only briefly. Story shakes him off. Nice right hand by Brenneman precedes a big takedown. He lands in Story’s half guard, where he’s looking to pass. He pulls it off and takes side control on Story. Story regains full guard. Brenneman works body shots on Story, not doing terrible damage but absolutely controlling Story throughout the first so far. He holds the position until the bell.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Brenneman
Round 2: Brenneman shoots in for the takedown again and gets it with ease. They scramble and Brenneman retains top position. Story looks for the guillotine, but Brenneman rolls into north-south and avoids danger. They scramble again and hit their feet. Story lunges in with a knee that misses, but he uses it to engage the clinch. Brenneman looks a little tired, but he still hits the takedown easily after missing on a right hand. He lands in Story’s half guard and looks to be setting up the arm triangle. He lets it go and Story retains full guard. Story looks to work rubber guard. Brenneman passes to half guard. Story gives up side control when he goes for the guillotine choke again. Brenneman retains top control until the bell.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Brenneman
Round 3: Both men come out swinging, but it’s Brenneman who grabs the momentum early again, hitting the single and putting Story on his back. Story looking for to isolate Brenneman’s left arm. Chants of “Spaniard” can be heard in the crowd. Matheny stands the fight up in a very, very questionable moment of refereeing. They go back to trading punches before Brenneman gets the fight back to the mat. Story looks for the kimura again before switching to the inverted triangle. Brenneman pops out the back, but Story takes top position against the fence. Story lands in full mount with just over a minute to go. He slams Brenneman’s head into the mat repeatedly, but Brenneman won’t let go of the body lock. Brenneman reverses and takes top position with under thirty to go. He holds the position until the bell.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-10
Charlie Brenneman defeated Rick Story via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Big, big win for Charlie Brenneman.
Pat Barry vs. Cheick Kongo
Dan Miragliotta is the third man in the cage for the main event, which takes place in the heavyweight division.
Round 1: No glove touch by these two, they go right into the striking. Barry lands a hard leg kick. Kongo returns fire after a brief clinch exchange. So far, both men are trading leg kicks, each landing well. Barry checks a pair of kicks. A measured pace so far, with Barry walking Kongo down. Barry lands a huge right hand that drops Kongo. He pours it on, mopping the floor with a very wobbly Kongo. This fight looks all but over, until Kongo nails Barry with two hard right hands as “HD” rushes in recklessly, knocking him out cold.
Cheick Kongo defeated Pat Barry via KO (punches) at 2:39 of round 1.
Kongo is “very happy” with his incredible comeback win.