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“UFC On Fuel TV: Struve Vs. Miocic” Results

Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic.

Today’s fight card comes to us live from the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England.

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Jason Young vs. Robbie Peralta

Welcome to our live coverage of today’s card. We open up action on Facebook in the featherweight division between Jason Young (9-5) and Robbie Peralta (15-3). The referee will be Marc Goddard.

Round 1: Peralta lands a big right that floors Young and follows up with several uncontested blows. The ref steps in and this one is over very, very early. Peralta looked like a an animal out there, throwing a big left to set up the knockout right.

Robbie Peralta def. Jason Young via TKO (strikes) at :23 of Round 1

DaMarques Johnson vs. Gunnar Nelson

We’ll have a catch-weight bout next, as DaMarques Johnson (18-11) faces Gunnar Nelson (9-0-1). Johnson, who took the fight on short notice, was unable to make weight limit of 175, coming in at 183. The third man inside the Octagon will be Herb Dean.

Round 1: Nelson looking to explode early, throws a huge head kick from very low. Nelson standing much like Lyoto Machida does, moving very smoothly. Nelson throwing some nice side kicks and goes in for a takedown. Nelson gets Johnson to the mat, as Johnson seems to be trying to set up a submission. Nelson powers into side control. Johnson grabs an arm, then a heel, but Nelson able to avoid getting locked up and back inside side control. Very nice series of transitions there. Nelson into full mount, Johnson flips but gives up his back. Nelson looking for a rear-naked choke with just over two minutes to go in the round. Johnson avoids the choke, but Nelson still has a figure-four locked on Johnson. Nelson landing several nice rights, looking for another rear-naked choke, which he gets this time and forces Johnson to tap out. Nelson earns a win in his UFC debut.

Gunnar Nelson def. DaMarques Johnson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:34 of Round 1

Tom Watson vs. Brad Tavares

Another UFC newcomer is up next, as Tom Watson (15-4) takes on Brad Tavares (8-2) at middleweight. Leon Roberts will be the referee.

Round 1: Watson comes right out, looking extremely intense and focused. Big right lands from Watson, but Tavares isn’t backing down. Tavares throwing some solid jabs, and shoots in and takes Watson down to the mat. Quickly, Watson gets back to his feet, as Tavares holds tight around the waist. Watson throws a huge right that misses, and a high kick that just misses. Another kick by Watson sends Tavares spinning back. Tavares answers a right by Watson with a combo of his own. The two go to land a knee each and Tavares catches Watson’s low. Nice hug between the two and we are back to action. Tavares avoids the kicks and countering with heavy strikes of his own. Tavares not missing with much of anything, kicks, strikes, and blocking plenty. Watson tries to clinch, and pushes Tavares up against the cage. Just over two minutes to go in the round. Watson lands and Tavares spins back again but recovers. Straight right by Watson. A straight left now lands to the chin of Tavares. Tavares gets another takedown, and keeps Watson down this time. Tavares takes the back, but Watson stands up and is back to his feet. A second low blow and Tavares questions Watson this time. Referee informs Watson he will be deducted a point with another low blow. Tavares lands a knee, but Watson catches it and goes for the takedown. Tavares fights it off, thanks to a little help from the cage. Big knee to finish the round by Watson.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tavares

Round 2: Tavares finding success with his jab, keeping Watson from coming in and landing anything significant. Watson comes in and eats an uppercut. Tavares working for a takedown, but is unable to get it. Knee to the body by Watson. Watson has found his range, landing a kick to the body and a series of rights and lefts. Two minutes to go in the round, and this fight has been filled with action. Big right by Watson lands, and Tavares goes to the body and connects. Combo by Watson, but it allows Tavares to get the takedown and move to the back of Watson. Tavares going for a rear-naked choke as he has control of the back and is looking to work his arm under the chin. Tavares switches gears and goes to the other side in an attempt to secure the choke. Watson moves, but Tavares keeps the back and we move under 10 seconds. Not enough time for Tavares to secure the submission.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tavares

Round 3: Tavares lands a big right, and continues to keep Watson off balance. Tavares with a takedown, but Watson nearly grabs a kimura. Back to his feet by both fighters, but Tavares slips in for another takedown. More jabs land from Tavares, who grabs a single-leg but can’t complete it. Tavares switches to a double-leg and Tavares slips out as Watson seeks a guillotine choke. Watson looking to secure the back with just over two minutes to go. Instead, Tavares is able to grab the neck but is in a weak position vs. Watson. Big right by Watson as Tavares stands up, and a kick to the head by Watson. Knee to the chin of Tavares by Watson, as he seeks another guillotine choke. However, Tavares is able to get takedown with a minute left in this fight. Tavares fending off Watson’s attempts to reverse things, and they separate and square off for the final 10 seconds. Watson with a big shot, but Tavares answers with a flying knee.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Watson

Brad Tavares def. Tom Watson via split decision (30-27, 28-28, 29-28)

Andy Ogle vs. Akira Corassani

Back to the featherweight division next, as Andy Ogle (8-1) battles Akira Corassani (11-4). The referee will be Marc Goddard for this battle between former Ultimate Fighter competitors.

Round 1: A lot of feeling out early, as both men are making their Octagon debut in front of a large crowd. Corassani lands with a right, comes in with a kick and eats a left by Ogle. Big hook misses by Ogle, who is looking for a jab-hook combo to finish this thing. Corassani gets inside and lands head-head-body. Ogle catches Corassani with a nice left to the chin, which drops Corassani and Ogle pounces. Ogle working for damage, but Corassani is able to get to his feet. Several body blows by Corassani gets Ogle off him for now. Spinning kick by Corassani connects, as does a big right that causes Ogle to run away. Corassani switching levels nicely, coming in and out much better than Ogle. Stiff right lands by Corassani, as does a left. Nasty swelling forming over eye of Ogle.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Akira Corassani

Round 2: Ogle doing a much better job of changing levels, going to the body and then the head. Ogle catches Corassani coming in, causing him to pull out. Corassani fends off takedown attempt by Ogle. Overhand right by Ogle just misses. Corassani goes for a head-kick but Ogle blocks it, and fights off a takedown attempt. Just under three minutes to go, and Ogle misses on an uppercut. Quick exchange and it’s Corassani with the advantage. Corassani counters and connects, but Ogle gets a takedown. Ogle attempts to take the back, but unable to get there and goes back to controlling the head. Ogle tightening his grip, but can’t get the finish and ends the round with several big blows before Corassani lands a punch that drops Ogle. Upon replay, Corassani’s punch was after the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Ogle

Round 3: Both fighters staying outside, but Corassani lands a kick that drops Ogle and allows him to take control. Corassani attempts a switch, but Ogle takes the back and goes to lock up Corassani. Three minutes remain, as both fighters likely believe this round could decide things. Ogle controlling the right arm and attempting a crucifix. Ogle landing some solid blows to the head as he continues to hold Corassani down. Just over a minute to go and this round has been all Ogle. Vicious elbows by Ogle to the head of Corassani. Blood coming from the face of Corassani now after all the strikes by Ogle. Corassani has been in this modified crucifix position for over two minutes now, taking punch after punch. A rear-naked choke attempt by Ogle is unsuccessful, but he goes right back to pounding on Corassani.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Ogle

Akira Corassani def. Andy Ogle via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

Jimi Manuwa vs. Kyle Kingsbury

We’ve arrived at our Facebook main event, as Jimi Manuwa (11-0) debuts in the UFC against Kyle Kingsbury (11-4) at light heavyweight. The referee will be Leon Roberts.

Round 1: Kingsbury catches Manuwa coming in too hot on a wild left hook, taking advantage by working a possible choke. Kingsbury in side control, looking to lock the head up as Manuwa tries to power out unsuccessfully. Kingsbury remains in control, showing his excellent ground skills. Manuwa turns and is able to get out and away. Big body shot by Manuwa, as Kingsbury tries to shoot in and get the takedown but is unsuccessful. Manuwa lands with a right and a left hook. More strikes by Manuwa and Kingsbury drops head first to the canvas, possibly waking himself up in the process. Manuwa asks Kingsbury to stand up and Manuwa fires in with a knee that lands. Huge left hook to the liver by Manuwa and he lands several uncontested knees to the head of Kingsbury. Right-left combo connects, but Kingsbury still standing somehow. Another knee rocks Kingsbury and Manuwa follows up as Kingsbury retreats. Manuwa looking for the finish, and asks for Kingsbury to stand back up again for more punishment. Swollen left eye for Kingsbury, as Manuwa misses with a spinning back elbow. Three big misses by Manuwa as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Manuwa

Round 2: Kingsbury gets a takedown and works for control. Kingsbury unable to keep Manuwa down, as the Brit gets to his feet but is tied up by Kingsbury. Uppercut by Kingsbury, who goes back to tying Manuwa up, attempting to take him back down to the mat. Manuwa with a right and a knee to the body, but appears to be getting a little tired after the series of first round strikes. More knees by Manuwa, including a flying knee that just misses. Manuwa lands several uncontested knees inside the clinch. Manuwa shows his submission game, just missing a neck-tie. Just over a minute to go, and Manuwa lands a huge left hook. Right by Manuwa as Kingsbury lands some nice knees. Double-leg takedown by Kingsbury gets Manuwa to the mat. Kingsbury landing nice shots on the ground.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Manuwa

Round 3: No third round, as the referee and doctor stop the match after Kingsbury’s says he cannot see out of his swollen left eye.

Jimi Manuwa def. Kyle Kingsbury via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2


Che Mills vs. Duane Ludwig

Welcome to the main card, as the first of three welterweight bouts opens the Fuel TV portion. England’s own Che Mills (14-5) faces Duane Ludwig (29-13), with Herb Dean serving as the referee.

Round 1: “Beautiful” and “Bang” take the center of the Octagon, with Mills looking to use his six-inch reach advantage. Quick jab lands by Mills, and he grabs the back of Ludwig’s head and lands several uncontested blows before getting the takedown. Mills in side control, hits an elbow to the head. Ludwig up but Mills takes him back down and into side control again. Short elbows by Mills, and Ludwig has a cut under the eye. Mills working a strong ground game. Mills fires down with a big right that just misses and it appears this one is over as Ludwig buckles as his left leg gives out. Mills helps Ludwig to his feet, as his knee seems to have possibly given out on him.

Che Mills def. Duane Ludwig via TKO (injury) 2:28 of Round 1

John Hathaway vs. John Maguire

Our first – and only – all-England fight is up next, as welterweights John Hathaway (16-1) and John Maguire (18-3) duke it out. The referee will be Marc Goddard.

Round 1: These two Brits have won eight of nine UFC fights between them, including six from Hathaway. Hathaway controlling the Octagon early, kicking and striking well. Head-kick just misses by Hathaway. Hathaway using his reach advantage to keep Maguire at bay. Inside right kick by Hathaway connects, and he moves forward with a quick flurry. Another rapid-fire flurry from Hathaway, but Maguire lands a big left for his first strong attack of the bout two minutes in. Head-kick again just misses by Hathaway, who followed in and lands a pair of nice strikes. Both fighters appear hesitant to really mix it up, instead focusing on quick strikes. Hathaway with a trip takedown but is unable to follow up. Straight right jab lands by Hathaway. Maguire avoids an uppercut and lands, hurting Hathaway. Maguire goes for a double-leg takedown, but Hathaway counters.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hathaway

Round 2: Hathaway right back to controlling the Octagon, cutting Maguire off. Big overhand left misses by Hathaway. Head-kick connects by Hathaway, as he follows up and goes for the takedown. Hathaway powers Maguire to the ground and into half-guard. Hathaway re-positions himself, avoiding a triangle submission attempt by Maguire. Big elbow connects by Hathaway. Not doing a lot of damage is Hathaway on the ground, but enough to remain active and stay in this position. Big left slips by defense of Maguire, and Hathaway works the body.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hathaway

Round 3: Hathaway cuts off the cage and goes on the attack, landing a big knee. Maguire hesitant to attack because of the knees that Hathaway has landed throughout the first 10 minutes. Quick flurry, as Maguire gets a right past the block attempt of Hathaway. Straight right by Hathaway lands. Solid knee-strike combo from Hathaway, as Maguire throws a right that doesn’t do much damage. Kick to the head is followed up by a sharp right from Hathaway. Two minutes to go, as Maguire needs a finish in this one, and knows it. Maguire gets the takedown with 90 seconds to go, and works to side control. Maguire knows he needs a submission from here, going to work on the left arm. Hathaway landing elbows to the head to keep Maguire from locking anything up.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hathaway

John Hathaway def. John Maguire via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Paul Sass vs. Matt Wiman

To the lightweight division we head, with Paul Sass (13-0) battling Matt Wiman (14-6). The third man inside the Octagon will be Herb Dean.

Round 1: Wiman with a kick and Sass grabs it and takes him down quickly. Sass folding Wiman up and landing some heavy blows as Wiman tries to cover up. Elbow and Sass locks a leg up but Wiman is able to get out. Sass controls the arm, but Wiman again escapes. Sass sweeps out and gets control of the action. Sass gets himself caught in a triangle, as Wiman pulls the arm, but is unable to keep hold of the submission. Great mat and submission exchanges by both men in the early going. Wiman attempting an armbar now as Sass tries fighting it off. Wiman works to the side and gets the arm for the submission.

Matt Wiman def. Paul Sass via submission (armbar) at 3:48 of Round 1

Brad Pickett vs. Yves Jabouin

Our first bantamweight contest of the card is next, as Brad Pickett (22-6) meets Yves Jabouin (18-7). The referee will be Leon Roberts.

Round 1: Pickett with a quick right, but he gets an accidental eye poke and time is called. Back to the action, and Pickett hits another big shot, this time to the body. Jabouin with a pair of big head kicks, and follows up with some strikes to the body with his feet. Pickett slips in with a left, and Jabouin answers with his feet. Flurry by Pickett, and again, Jabouin comes back with a kick to the body. Jabouin’s straight left connects, as these two are throwing everything at each other right now. Spinning back kick to the body by Jabouin, but Pickett catches some of it and goes for the takedown And just like that, with the round hanging in the balance, Pickett catches Jabouin with an uppercut and drops him. Several unneeded blows after the uppercut, but Jabouin was already out.

Brad Pickett def. Yves Jabouin via KO (punch) at 3:40 of Round 1

Dan Hardy vs. Amir Sadollah

It’s time for our co-main event, as Nottingham’s own Dan Hardy (24-10) battles Ultimate Fighter winner Amir Sadollah (7-3) at welterweight. Hardy has never lost in his hometown. The referee will be Marc Goddard.

Round 1: Sadollah coming right out and after Hardy, lands a pair of nice rights. Leg kick by Sadollah connects, as does another. Hardy checks the third leg kick and fires back. Hardy counters with a left hook, while Sadollah goes for the head kick. Hardy catches Sadollah, and gives him a smirk. Hardy again, and Sadollah circles away. Sadollah with an inside leg kick. Hardy tries to counter a straight by Sadollah, as Hardy continues to look for the big hook. Sadollah clinches, and pushes Hardy up against the fence. Knee to the body by Sadollah. Hardy reverses the situation and fires off his own knees. Sadollah with a front kick, but Hardy attacks. Sadollah right back with his own offense, as Hardy pushes Sadollah up against the cage.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hardy

Round 2: Big knee by Hardy lands, as he fires off a pair of hooks. Hardy more effective now as the crowd starts to cheer. Quick left hook just misses by Hardy, who lands with a right hook. Hardy with a big right hand, as he continues to push the pace. Body kick by Hardy, who shoots in and gets a huge double-leg takedown. Bodylock by Sadollah, as he holds Hardy up against the fence. Hardy switches things up and the two split. Sadollah with a quick right and Hardy smirks at him. Big bombs being thrown by Hardy. Another drop down and a double-leg takedown by the British….wrestler? Hardy showing a new side to his attack. Elbow to the face by Hardy. Sadollah looking for an armbar, but Hardy escapes and does more damage from the top.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hardy

Round 3: We enter the third, and with the second going to Hardy for sure, it’s possible Sadollah claimed the first. Sadollah fends off a takedown attempt by Hardy for the first time in this fight. Hardy fights off a pair of trip takedown attempts by Sadollah. Hardy connects and Sadollah’s face is becoming a bloody mess. Uppercut by Hardy lands, as blood continues to pour from the right eye area of Sadollah. Head-kick attempt misses by Sadollah, as he slips and Hardy gets the double-leg takedown. Just over two minutes, and now there is a second cut on Sadollah, this time on the left side of his face. Sadollah going for an armbar, as Hardy lands a nice elbow to the face. More elbows to the face of Sadollah by Hardy. The hometown Brit still on top and causing damage to Sadollah as we go under 50 seconds. Back to the feet and Hardy lands a nice combo.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hardy

Dan Hardy def. Amir Sadollah via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic

We’ve arrived at the main event, as heavyweights Stefan Struve (24-5) and Stipe Miocic (9-0) attempt to position themselves in the Top-5 of the UFC’s biggest division. The third man inside the Octagon will be Herb Dean.

Round 1: Miocic peppering some leg kicks, as he works to figure out the reach and length of Struve. Pair of quick jabs by Miocic, as Struve lands a left. Body shot by Miocic, who seems to not be having any issues with the size of Struve. Overhand right by Miocic, as Struve pushes him off. Inside leg kick by Struve, who ducks an uppercut by Miocic. Struve lands a kick, but is unable to hit the flying knee. Knee to the body by Struve almost catches Miocic’s chin. Miocic fires off a pair of nice rights that connect. Miocic takes a knee, lands a takedown, but allows Struve back up as he wants to avoid the ground game of Struve. Straight left lands by Miocic, who ducks and goes to the body. Left-right combo to the body by Miocic. Knee to the body by Struve, but he’s unable to follow up. Under 30 seconds in the first round, and Struve lands a leg kick.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Miocic

Round 2: Struve more aggressive this round, lands a big kick. Miocic catches a kick to the groin, but is fine to continue. Miocic lands a combo to the chin, and another series of strikes. Miocic has his timing down, as Struve tries to take the fight to the ground. Struve picking some nice jabs off, working his rights and lefts. Struve catches Miocic taking a second off and lands a big right. Struve firing and chasing, as Miocic looks hurt. Struve with an uppercut and Miocic appears to have his bearings back. Body shot by Miocic, but the uppercut misses. Again, Struve hurts Miocic with a strike of his own. Miocic clocks Struve with a right, but Struve regroups and is back on the attack. Combo connects by Miocic. Six unanswered strikes by Struve all land to the face of Miocic. Struve connects and finishes Miocic standing with a series of uppercuts.

Stefan Struve def. Stipe Miocic via TKO (strikes) at 3:50 of Round 2

Thanks for joining us for another action-packed card. Take care.