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“UFC On FOX: Velasquez Vs. Dos Santos” Results

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Aaron Rosa vs. Matt Lucas

Tonight’s curtain jerker will take place in the light heavyweight division.

Round 1: No glove touch for these two. Lucas misses on two telegraphed left hands. Lucas closes the distance and shoots for the takedown; Rosa avoids. When Lucas does complete the takedown, Rosa quickly returned to his feet. Lucas lands a few punches using the collar tie, Rosa returns with an uppercut. Rosa moves in behind a punch combo and Lucas shoots for the takedown. Rosa defends it and ends up with his back on the fence, Lucas leaning on him. Lucas separates and lands a right. They tie up again, with Lucas again pressing Rosa into the cage. Some dirty boxing from Rosa now. Lucas spits out his mouth piece and they break for a moment. When they return to action, both men dig in and throw punches, but Lucas shoots for the takedown in short order. Rosa defends and pecks at Lucas with elbows and punches while he continues to fight for the takedown. A pair of nice knees land for Rosa. Rosa fighting off Lucas’ takedown attempts while landing short strikes. At the ten second mark, Rosa pours it on Lucas, who closes the distance and forces the tie up.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Rosa

Round 2: Rosa tries a high kick that’s blocked. Lucas ducks a punch and hits the takedown, Rosa immediately rises to his feet; Lucas keeps him pinned to the cage. Dirty boxing from against the cage, Rosa getting the best of it. Lucas leaning on Rosa against the cage, eating short shots from Rosa. Lucas is warned for grabbing the fence. Rosa threatens with a standing kimura and forces Lucas off of him. Lucas lands a hard right hand on Rosa. They tie up again and Rosa lands a few punches before grabbing the plum and landing a knee. Rosa with some more shots in the clinch. The fight is halted again for Lucas’ mouthpiece falling out and referee Big John McCarthy docks him a point. Lucas hits the takedown and lands in half guard. Rosa gets to his feet before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 9-9

Round 3: They touch gloves for the final round and Lucas comes out swinging. Lucas putting some punches together, but he closes the gap and presses Rosa into the cage. Rosa with some good work from the clinch, landing elbows, punches and knees. Rosa with an elbow on the break. Rosa with a knee and some dirty boxing, another knee. Rosa turning it up, landing some nice punches and good knees. Lucas turns him into the fence though, leaning on his legs. Rosa fights free and lands a hard inside leg kick. Rosa tagging Lucas up with knees and punches while he moves forward and tries to close the distance. Lucas’ mouthpiece falls out again and is warned again. They work from the clinch, Rosa landing punches and knees from the position. Rosa keeping the pressure on, landing a volley of strikes when they break. He stuffs the takedown and ends the round on top.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Aaron Rosa

Aaron Rosa defeated Matt Lucas via majority decision (28-28, 30-26, 30-26)

Mike Pierce vs. Paul Bradley

Round 1: They touch gloves and Pierce immediately takes to the center of the cage, getting in Bradley’s face. Pierce backs Bradley onto the cage and lands a good left on the break. Bradley lands a good left. Pierce backs off of his bullrush and looks to be picking his spots more carefully. He’s denied on a takedown. Pierce lands a right hand flush on Bradley’s jaw. Good jab-leg kick for Pierce. Bradley lunges in with a volley of punches and eats a right hand to deliver a left. Good Superman punch by Bradley. Bradley drives through and takes Pierce down, but Pierce pops back to his feet. Bradley is leaning on Pierce against the cage now, but separates and lands a left hand. Pierce closes the distance now, landing a nice body shot from the clinch. They trade hard knees.

FightLine scores the round 10-10

Round 2: Bradley touches Pierce with a few punches. Pierce moves in behind some punches of his own before closing the distance. Bradley lands a good knee and a left hook on the break. Pierce with a knee. Pierce shoots for another takedown and is denied. Pierce with a pair of jabs, then he closes the distance again. Pierce starting to turn up the pace, keeping Bradley on his heels by firing hard punches. Pierce presses Bradley into the fence, but can’t hold him there. Pierce defends a takedown easily. Bradley landing some counters as Pierce moves in, Pierce lands a good punch-kick combo and keeps up the pressure until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pierce

Round 3: Pierce comes out hard, landing a flurry. Bradley gets in a nice punch or two before closing the gap. They break and Bradley shoots for the takedown; Pierce sprawls out of it deftly, but they stay tied up on the feet. The ref breaks them after a period of inactivity. Pierce with a good combo, then gets countered by Bradley. Pierce with a left-right-inside leg kick. Bradley hits a takedown in the center of the cage. Pierce hammerfisting and elbowing Bradley as he works for the takedown in the center of the cage. Pierce fights free. With over thirty seconds to go, the two trade slow lefts repeatedly. Pierce lands a lead uppercut. They start to throw down as the clock winds down and Pierce gets in a few more hard shots.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pierce

Mike Pierce defeated Paul Bradley via split decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)

Alex Caceres vs. Cole Escovedo

Escovedo deserves props for walking out to “Zombie” by The Cranberries.

Round 1: They touch gloves and get started, Caceres landing a good front kick. Caceres letting loose some good offense, mostly kicks so far. Caceres with a good straight left. Caceres lands a nice left to the body. Escovedo lands a good counter as Caceres throws a volley. Caceres showing good footwork and a more measured approach than normal. Caceres lands a spinning back fist and then a left hand. They fight from the clinch, Escovedo tries for a takedown but Caceres remains on top, lands two hard punches and backs out. Caceres lands a flashy switch kick. Caceres is getting off frequently and Escovedo is having a hard time finding him on the counters. Caceres with a front kick. Escovedo gets hit low and comes at Caceres angry, knocking him off balance briefly. Caceres recovers and fires back.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Caceres

Round 2: Caceres looking to keep the momentum going his way, coming after Escovedo with a body kick and a nice multi-punch combination. Escovedo seems frustrated by Caceres’ varied attack. Caceres going to the body and head. Escovedo with a pair of kicks, but he eats two punches to the body and one to the head right after. Escovedo pulls guard, but Caceres gets to his feet. Caceres puts together a three-piece that backs Escovedo up. Escovedo tries for a sub standing, but Caceres easily shucks him off. Caceres throws a Superman punch and an elbow. Caceres takes a leg kick. Caceres sticks two jabs, then a good one-two. Caceres starting to turn it up, landing a front kick and several punches to Escovedo as he keeps his back on the fence. Escovedo lands a good elbow, buts spends the rest of the round eating jabs.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Caceres

Round 3: Caceres with a side kick that lands hard. Escovedo lands a good body kick and then gets a takedown. Caceres very active from his back, setting up a triangle and then threatening with a kimura. Caceres then goes for the armbar and transitions to an omoplata. Escovedo avoids, but can’t get anything off against a very active Caceres. Caceres gets to his feet, taking a knee on the way up. The action has slowed now, but Caceres is still in control. Caceres with two inside leg kicks, then a front kick. Caceres comes after Escovedo with a spinning combination punctuated with a head kick. Caceres sticks two jabs and lands a kick. Escovedo comes after Caceres and knocks him off balance, but Caceres gets right back to his feet. Escovedo gets Caceres down and then takes his back as Caceres stands. Escovedo tries to go for an armbar, but Caceres fights free. Caceres catches a body kick and lands a right hand before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Caceres

Alex Caceres defeated Cole Escovedo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Mackens Semerzier vs. Robert Peralta

Round 1: They touch gloves and get started. Semerzier hits Peralta low with an inside leg kick. Semerzier with a good leg kick. They close the distance and Semerzier presses Peralta into the fence. Semerzier slipping in knees while working for the takedown. Peralta defends the high crotch, but eats a pair of nice knees from Semerzier. Semerzier sticks Peralta with a right straight off of a leg kick that sends Peralta rolling backward. Semerzier presses him into the cage again, where he lands a few more good knees before they separate. Semerzier keeping the pressure on, backing Peralta up with kicks. Semerzier catches a kick and lands a nice takedown from it. Semerzier working on controlling Peralta’s legs, landing some big punches as he does. Semerzier working from guard now as the round closes. He backs out and lands some nice, hard punches and a hard leg kick before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Semerzier

Round 2: They touch gloves again and Semerzier lands a one-two. Semerzier keeping the pressure on and tagging Peralta with kicks and punches. Semerzier eats a right hand and goes down. He goes for the takedown and tries to recover while holding on to Peralta against the fence. They separate and take to the center again Semerier landing a good left hook. Peralta lands a leg kick. Semerzier lands low again. Peralta trying to come with hard punches, Semerzier is avoiding them for now. Semerzier with a head kick. Semerzier with a hard kick to the body. Peralta lands a left hook and Semerzier counters with one of his own. Semerzier lands a good straight right. Semerzier gets double underhooks and presses Peralta into the cage. They trade knees and Semerzier starts to work some good dirty boxing before breaking and landing a nice knee. Spinning back kick for Semerzier and then he sticks Peralta with a jab again. Semerzier lands several kicks before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Semerzier

Round 3: Semerzier with an inside leg kick. They trade leg kicks. Peralta lands a side kick. Semerzier with two leg kicks, Peralta returns with one of his own. Peralta with a leg kick. Peralta and Semerzier butt heads and Semerzier goes down. Semerzier tries to recover and get the takedown, but Peralta stays on him with ground and pound and the ref calls it.

Robert Peralta defeated Mackens Semerzier via TKO (strikes) 1:54 of round 3

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Darren Uyenoyama

Round 1: Yamamoto moving around on the outside, while Uyenoyama tries to pin him down and close the distance. Kid puts his hands on him quickly when Uyenoyama fails on a takedown. Yamamoto sticks Uyenoyama before shucking him off to the side when he tries again for the takedown. Yamamoto initiates the clinch and presses Uyenoyama into the cage. They trade knees and Yamamoto throws Uyenoyama to the mat, using his forward momentum. Uyenoyama gets to his feet and Yamamoto slams him back to the mat. Yamamoto lands a very fast uppercut. Uyenoyama catches a kick and dumps Yamamoto to the mat, where he looks to land punches. Kid reverses and gets top position on Uyenoyama, but Uyenoyama slickly takes Yamamoto’s back and sinks both hooks in. Uyenoyama slaps on the choke but Kid hangs on until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-10

Round 2: Kid nais Uyenoyama with a hard left early that dropps Uyenoyama. Uyenoyama tries for the takedown and eventually gets him down, working from half guard. Uyenoyama sets up the back mount again, this time with three minutes to go and the body triangle on. Uyenoyama is riding Kid’s back, trying to soften him up with punches to sink the choke. Just over a minute to go and Uyenoyama is still looking for an opening for the choke. Uyenoyama relentlessly punching Yamamoto, trying to force an opening. Thirty seconds left and Kid is hanging in there.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Uyenoyama

Round 3: Yamamoto tries a half-hearted flying knee. They clinch up and Uyenoyama pulls guard. Uyenoyama control’s Kid from his back for a good long time before Yamamoto fights free. Uyenoyama throws a head kick. Yamamoto trying to put together punches on his feet, but he’s not having a ton of success. Uyenoyama avoiding the takedown as the round winds down. They’re separate with just over thirty seconds to go and Uyenoyama continues to keep clear of Yamamoto by throwing kicks from the outside. Good right hand from Yamamoto, but he can’t put much together before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Uyenoyama

Darren Uyenoyama defeated Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)

DaMarques Johnson vs. Clay Harvison

Round 1: They touch gloves and Harvison tries to take the momentum early on. Johnson uncorking some hard left hand counters on Harvison, snapping his head back. Johnson sneaks in a left uppercut on Harvison that drops him to the mat, only one follow-up punch is needed to seal the deal.

DaMarques Johnson defeated Clay Harvison via TKO (strikes) at 1:34 of round 1

Cub Swanson vs. Ricardo Lamas

Round 1: They touch gloves and both men set up in the center of the cage. Swanson starting to put some kicks together. He catches one of Lamas’, but slips when he tries to sweep it. Swanson tags Lamas low and they take a brief break. Lamas shoots for the takedown and puts Swanson on his back. Swanson doing his best to improve position from his back, but he’s taking punches from Lamas in the process. Swanson recovers guard and slaps on the guillotine and cranks on it. Lamas is trying to slam him off, but Swanson is hanging on his neck like a pitbull. Lamas stands up and Swanson is eventually forced to let go. He shakes out his arms and they go back to it. Swanson lands a good spinning back kick. Swanson turning it up, putting some good punches together on Lamas. Lamas tries for the takedown but allows Swanson to reverse and end up in side control. He moves to north-south. Lamas fights to his feet before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Swanson

Round 2: Swanson switches his stance early and starts after Lamas in wild fashion. During a spinning attack, Swanson nails Lamas wit a right hand. Swanson again throws caution to the wind and fires off a wild sequence of strikes at Lamas. He leaves himself open to be taken down, but Lamas has a hard time getting off much more offense than short strikes and knees to the thighs. Lamas slaps on the arm triangle against the cage; Swanson tries to fight out of it, but cannot and is forced to tap out.

Ricardo Lamas defeated Cub Swanson via submission (arm triangle) at 2:16 of round 2

Dustin Poirier vs. Pablo Garza

Round 1: No glove touch to get this one started. Both men moving well to start out. Garza lands low with a kick, but they keep on fighting. Poirier tries a head kick that’s partially blocked. Garza working his range early on, keeping Poirier chasing him down with kicks. Poirier catches a kick to the body and dumps Garza, landing some nice punches as Gara gets to his feet and out of danger. Poirier catches another kick and sweeps Garza. Poirier doing very well countering and working Garza in close with punches. Garza catches one of Poirier’s kicks and takes him down, Poirier retains top position, but Garza threatens with a kneebar and Poirier backs out. They reset on their feet, where Poirier eats a kick low. Poirier putting the pressure on Garza now, backing him into the cage with punches. Garza drops for a takedown, but Poirier just follows him down and takes top position. Poirier working ground and pound from half guard. Poirier landing some nasty shots from on top with thirty seconds to go.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Poirier

Round 2: Garza misses on a spinning elbow and falls down when he gets off balance after throwing a kick. Garza tries for the takedown and Poirier again retains top position. Garza goes for the left underhook to stand up, but opens himself up for a submission. Poirier is looking to set up the d’arce choke and he does just that, forcing Garza to tap quickly.

Dustin Poirier defeated Pablo Garza via submission (d’arce choke) at 1:32 of round 2

Clay Guida vs. Benson Henderson

Guida makes his way to the cage for this battle for title contention to the strains of “My Hero” by Foo Fighters. Referee Herb Dean will oversee this lightweight tilt.

Round 1: No glove touch to start this one off. Guida comes out bouncing frenetically, Henderson more calm and collected. Guida lands a leg kick. Henderson clips Guida with a right hand that drops him. Guida puts his back on the cage and throws down wildly, Henderson takes his time and picks his shots, dropping Guida again. Guida goes for the takedown and Henderson avoids it. Guida fighting very hard for the takedown now. Henderson defending well and slipping in ground and pound when he can. Henderson working knees from the clinch now. Henderson turns Guida into the fence with double underhooks and starts working knees. Guida tries for the takedown again and cannot complete it, though he does land a left on the break. Henderson nails Guida with a punch when he tries for a flying knee. Guida continues to press forward though and drops Henderson in a swarm of punches. He tries to sink a guillotine, but can’t. Henderson riding on top of Guida as the round closes. They stand before the bell and Henderson gets off a knee and a kick.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Round 2: Henderson lunges in with a knee and then defends the takedown, getting in a right hand. Guida briefly gets Henderson down, but Henderson reverses and ends up on top. As they stand, Henderson lands a good knee before dropping down and easily planting Guida on the mat. Guida gets to his knees and then to his feet, but Henderson hits him with a knee and drops back down for the takedown. Henderson grating Guida against the fence and throwing solid knees. Guida catches one and takes Henderson down, but Henderson quickly fights to his feet. Guida leaning into Henderson against the fence, landing short knees to the thighs. Guida tries for, but can’t get another takedown. Henderson turns him into the fence. They separate. Henderson clips Guida with a right hand when Guida tries for a spinning back fist. Guida goes reeling and Henderson ends up on top of him. Guida tries for the guillotine, but Henderson avoids and takes Guida’s back. Henderson puts on the body triangle with thirty seconds left. He rides out the position until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Round 3: Henderson opens up with a head kick that barely misses. Guida wades into the pocket and eats a counter. Henderson misses on an axe kick. Both men swinging hard. Guida lands a knee to the body and they clinch, Henderson pressing Guida into the cage. Henderson lands a good knee and then avoids a takedown that Guida drives all the way across the cage to try and complete. Henderson drops for a takedown of his own. Henderson kneeing Guida on the cage; he ducks a head kick and takes Guida down. Henderson passes into side contro easily, looking to mount. Guida tries to fight to hi feet, but gives up his back to Henderson, who puts on the body triangle. Just over a minute left and Guida fights free. They collide and end up on the mat, Henderson on his back. Guida puts on the guillotine and tries to finish it, but Henderson defends. Henderson on top now, wailing on Guida as he looks for the takedown.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Benson Henderson defeated Clay Guida via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

“Frankie Edgar, we’ve got a date, let’s do it baby!” said Henderson


Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos

For the UFC heavyweight championship

JDS enters the arena to the Rocky theme song and a chorus of boos, bouncing and looking ready to go. The crowd switches to cheers when Velasquez’s mariachi music hit the speakers. Big John McCarthy will be the third man in the cage for tonight’s main event, a battle for the UFC heavyweight championship.

Round 1: No glove touch to start, dos Santos takes the center. Velasquez gets off first with a leg kick. Dos Santos countering well while Velasquez looks to weaken his legs. Dos Santos avoids a takedown. Velasquez putting the pressure on now with kicks. Dos Santos drops Velasquez with an overhand right and follows up with a series of left hands that put him out cold. Big John steps in and calls it.

Just like that, Junior dos Santos is your new UFC heavyweight champion.

Junior dos Santos defeated Cain Velasquez via TKO (strikes) at 1:04 of round 1

An emotional dos Santos celebrates the new belt around his waist. “I have no words to say what I’m feeling,” said dos Santos. “It’s amazing, my life. I wanna say thank you to my team and family, I got a lot of good people around me.”

“I think Cain Velasquez was for sure my toughest opponent,” he added. “I was afraid to fight with him, because he’s very tough. I was not one hundred percent for this fight, so I was scared.”

“I just want to say sorry to all the fans, my family and friends that I disappointed you,” said Velasquez. “I’m much more than this. I will come back and I will get this belt back, for sure.”

“He kinda messed up my equilibrium,” he continued. “It was a good shot, he has a lot of power. I waited too much for him. He went in and did what he was supposed to do, my hat’s off to him tonight.”

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