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“UFC 156: Aldo Vs. Edgar” Results

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Edwin Figueroa vs. Francisco Rivera

We kick-start things in the bantamweight division, as Edwin Figueroa (9-1) seeks a third straight UFC victory when he faces Francisco Rivera (8-2), who is unbeaten in his last four fights. The referee will be Kim Winslow.

Round 1: Figueroa working the inside leg kicks, as Rivera is very tight in his posture. Figueroa catches him with a nice little combo coming in, and lands a huge right. Figueroa with another overhand right, followed by a body shot and Rivera is looking to re-group. Figueroa catches him with a left and sends Rivera straight to the ground, and he pounces. Rivera throws up a leg, but is unable to get a submission locked in and we’re back to the feet. Rivera with a kick that nearly floors Figueroa, as his lead leg completely buckled under his weight. Combo connects from Figueroa, and Rivera answers with a kick to the body. Figueroa catches him once again, and now Rivera goes for a takedown, which he gets, as we go under two minutes. Rivera quickly passes and is in side-control. Figueroa works to his feet and gets free. Head-kick connects by Rivera, though he was unable to get full force behind it, and follows up with a takedown.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Figueroa

Round 2: Rivera moving much more sound this round, throwing leg kicks and mixing his punches up. Figueroa catches a kick and takes him down, but Rivera quick works for a triangle choke. Figueroa avoids the choke and moves into an offensive position. Strong right hands landing by Figueroa inside the guard. Rivera uses his mat skills to slide back to his feet midway through the round. Rivera fakes a combo and lands a solid kick, and follows up with a pair of uppercuts, as Figueroa looks tired. Vicious right lands by Rivera as his opponent comes in too slowly. Figueroa winces, as he either took a punch or a poke to the left eye. Big overhand right from Rivera, and now we have a slug-fest, as they are just standing and trading. Rivera gets the best of it, unloading on Figueroa, who retreats and eats a vicious hook. More rights and lefts, and the referee steps in as blood is pouring from the head of Figueroa.

Francisco Rivera def. Edwin Figueroa via TKO (strikes) at 4:20 of Round 2

Chico Camus vs. Dustin Kimura

Our second Facebook prelim will take place at a catch-weight, as Chico Camus (12-3) meets Dustin Kimura (9-0). Kimura missed weight on Friday. Herb Dean is the referee in charge.

Round 1: Camus comes in and catches Kimura with a straight right that sends him to the fence. Kimura fires back with his own right that stops Camus for a brief moment. Takedown by Camus is successful, as he moves into guard. Kimura throws up his legs for a triangle, as has him tied up tight. Camus gets free, though, but gets his arm stuck and Kimura has him tied up on the ground again. Camus pushes him to the fence and tried to stand up, but Kimura has his arm stuck in a nasty position. Sweep by Kimura and he is now on top, and takes the back. Camus able to get back to top position because of his strength. No much offense over the final minute.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kimura

Round 2: Round 2: The end of the first is carrying over into the second, as both fighters are really concerned with the other. Neither making much of a move to get to close, testing the range and working for an opening. Kimura gets inside and lands a nice combo. Quick right hand connects by Kimura, who appears to have the timing figured out. Counter left by Kimura, and Camus shoots for a takedown. Camus has him up against the fence, but is unable to do any damage. Quick single-leg takedown scores by Camus, but Kimura slips over and nearly locks in an armbar. Camus powers out, but Kimura goes for another triangle but is saved by the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kimura

Round 3: Camus goes for a takedown right off the bat, but is unable to get it. Nice combo by Camus, who gets the takedown but gives up his back to a quick Kimura. The Hawaiian youngster slips to the back and slides in a rear-naked choke, as Camus quickly taps out.

Dustin Kimura def. Chico Camus via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:50 of Round 3

Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg

Our first of three lightweight matches is up next, as Yves Edwards (42-18-1) welcomes Isaac Vallie-Flagg (13-3-1) to the Octagon. Vallie-Flagg is unbeaten in his last 11 fights, going 10-0-1, including a win over Gesias Cavalcante. The referee will be Yves Lavigne.

Round 1: These two have a combined age of 70 years old, as Edwards is 36 and Vallie-Flagg is 34. Edwards with an excellent uppercut off a counter strike. Vallie-Flagg looking to work the body, lands a nice shot as he mixes levels. Head kick just misses by Edwards, who also lands a right on the exit. Straight right gets through by Vallie-Flagg. Knees to the body by Vallie-Flagg as they tie up. Edwards throws off a big kick to the head as they separate. Edwards catches him with a knee, but Vallie-Flagg gets inside and uses some dirty boxing, firing off several short, precise uppercuts. Straight right, followed by a left-right combo from Vallie-Flagg. Superman punch fails to connect by IVF, who again ties him up. Flying knee from Edwards as Vallie-Flagg works for a single-leg takedown. Edwards just flung himself into the air and landed back on his free leg. Nice body shots by Vallie-Flagg to close the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Vallie-Flagg

Round 2: Vallie-Flagg coming right out at Edwards, just like his corner informed him. Vallie-Flagg catches a leg and powers him up against the fence, looking for a trip takedown while also tying Edwards up in the clinch. Edwards breaks free and goes back to striking with IVF. Knees to the body by Edwards, while Vallie-Flagg fires off short, quick rights to the body. Edwards gets through on several uppercuts, but doesn’t seem to faze his opponent. Edwards grabs a leg and gets his first takedown, working to pass the guard. Edwards into side control with just under two minutes left. Edwards mounts, and as Vallie-Flagg rolls over, he takes the back and locks in a body triangle.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Edwards

Round 3: More of Vallie-Flagg pushing forward and Edwards countering everything he throws. Vallie-Flagg really putting together nice combs, kicking the leg and firing off straight jabs. Vallie-Flagg pins him against the cage and rattles off several lefts and rights. Big uppercut gets through for Edwards, but he’s unable to follow up. Exchange of rights, and Vallie-Flagg lands a knee directly to the face. Vallie-Flagg fights off the takedown attempt, and goes to work on the body. Series of elbows to the head by IVF, and both fighters have small cuts now. Vallie-Flagg is firing at will, as Edwards is unable to defend or block anything right now. Edwards gets a second wind and lands a straight right, but Vallie-Flagg is hitting three and four shots to every one by Edwards.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Vallie-Flagg

Isaac Vallie-Flagg def. Yves Edwards via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jacob Volkmann vs. Bobby Green

Our second lightweight bout of the night will also feature another Strikeforce import, as Jacob Volkmann (15-3) welcomes Bobby Green (19-5) and his four-fight win streak to the Octagon. Kim Winslow will be the referee.

Round 1: No touch of gloves, as these two have had choice words for one another over the past week. Quick kick to the face by Green gets through the defense. Kick to the body by Green lands flush. Volkmann shoots, grabs a single-leg and trips him down to the mat. Side control for Volkmann, as Green gets it to half-guard. Volkmann working for a possible choke as he gets himself out of the guard. Green working to get up, but the wrestling prowess of Volkmann is too much. Volkmann follows a push-off and takes the back, locking in a body triangle and working for a rear-naked choke with just over a minute left. Volkmann switching hands, looking to get one under the chin tight enough to lock in a choke.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Volkmann

Round 2: Green tries to land a knee, but Volkmann goes for a takedown. Green sprawls and stays upright this time. Green drops down and is in guard, but is landing solid elbows to the face. Green delivering vicious elbows to the head again, really wearing Volkmann out. Green was working to continue his attack, and the referee stops them and stands the fighters up, much to the dismay of the crowd and an irate Joe Rogan. Volkmann with swelling on his face and blood starting to pour, as Green fires off a head kick. That allows Volkmann a chance to get the takedown, moving to the back, dropping down and scoring the takedown. Volkmann going for another rear-naked choke as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Green

Round 3: A low blow by Volkmann less than a minute in halts the action, and seems to have Green fired up. Green with a swift kick to the body, and fends off a takedown. Green drops Volkmann and goes for a side choke, working to side control. Green looking to do damage, but Volkmann spins out. Instead of trying to maintain control, Green lets go and we are back to the stand-up game. Another takedown defended by Green, but he’s unable to stop the following one. Green rolls through it, though, and tries to stand. Volkmann takes the back again, but Green slips to mount and is unloading on Volkmann, who is defenseless. Several big blows to an exhausted Volkmann connect, as Green has busted open his face. Green slips an arm under and scores quickly with a rear-naked choke.

Bobby Green def. Jacob Volkmann via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:25 of Round 3

Tyron Woodley vs. Jay Hieron

Our third straight Strikeforce vs. UFC match is up next, as former welterweight contender Tyron Woodley (10-1) meets Jay Hieron (23-6). Both fighters are coming off losses. The referee will be Herb Dean.

Round 1: Woodley fires off a huge right hand that drops Hieron and he doesn’t give him a second to recover, pouncing and unloading on a downed Hieron. The ref steps in after Woodley tees off and knocks Hieron out cold. What an incredible UFC debut for the former Strikeforce fighter.

Tyron Woodley def. Jay Hieron via KO (punch) at :36 of Round 1

Gleison Tibau vs. Evan Dunham

The prelim main event features lightweights Gleison Tibau (26-8) and Evan Dunham (13-3). The referee will be Yves Lavigne.

Round 1: This should be interesting, as both fighters are lefties. Dunham fires off a quick left-right combo that sneaks by the defense. Another left by Dunham lands, and Tiaby fires back and we have a fight. Tibau cutting off Dunham and shoots, scoring a takedown and cranking on a front choke. Tibau drops down with the choke and mounts, but is unable to keep hold of the choke. Dunham powers to his feet and gets free. Tibau with a nice knee, and blocks a Superman punch with a quick counter. With a minute to go, Tibau looks exhausted, and Dunham appears quite fresh.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tibau

Round 2: Good exchange of hooks, with Dunham’s landing more flush. Quick right connects by Dunham, as Tibau fires off a counter left. Dunham shoots for the takedown, kneeing the leg to try and break him down. Dunham is also leaning on Tibau, forcing him to carry his weight and wearing him down even quicker. Tibau is definitely looking tired, but he seems to have a bit more pep in his step. Dunham ducks a strike and goes for a double-leg, but is denied. Combo lands by Dunham, as he takes his round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Dunham

Round 3: Dunham comes straight out, and throws a straight kick, at Tibau, who shoots and gets the takedown. Tibau working hard for a guillotine choke, attempting two of them right off the bat. Dunham defends and gets free of the choke. Left hook connects by Dunham. Stiff left by Dunham, as Tibau goes for another takedown but it gets defended. Tibau nearly trips himself, but is able to still stuff a takedown attempt. Stiff jab lands by Dunham, as does a quick right uppercut. Flying knee by Dunham to close out, likely sealing the round and possibly the fight.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Dunham

Evan Dunham def. Gleison Tibau via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)


Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian McCall

We begin the main card in the flyweight division, as Joseph Benavidez (16-3) and Ian McCall (11-3-1) battle to possibly determine the next title contender. Both were defeated in the first-ever 125-pound tournament by champion Demetrious Johnson. The referee in charge will be Steve Mazzagatti.

Round 1: McCall tries for a takedown after eating a strike, but Benavidez defends. Benavidez with another shot off the break that catches the attention of McCall. McCall with a big kick to the body, and another. Good brawl as the two close the distance. McCall lands, but Benavidez with a counter that gets a smile from “Uncle Creepy.” Another low blow to McCall, and we have a slight break in the action for this one. Counter by Benavidez sends McCall back, and another shot by Benavidez with full-force behind it. McCall ducks and eats a knee, but just tells Benavidez to keep coming, which he does. Counter right-hand from Benavidez after eating an elbow. Small cut on Benavidez near his hairline, as McCall finishes strong.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Benavidez

Round 2: Benavidez working the body to start the round, cutting off the Octagon and looking to trap McCall. Overhand right thrown by Benavidez, who adds a right hook. The cut on his forehead is open again, with blood starting to pour down the middle of his face. Uppercut from Benavidez, who works for a takedown and forces McCall up against the fence. McCall with a straight right. McCall takes his back after Benavidez misses a takedown, and he starts throwing punches in bunches. McCall takes the back again with under a minute to go, losing that and damaging the head with more punches.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for McCall

Round 3: Benavidez catches McCall, but is unable to follow up with anything of significance. Exchange of kicks, and McCall winds up on the ground. Benavidez exits the clinch with another series of jabs. McCall with a takedown, but is unable to do any damage, as Benavidez gets back to his feet quickly. Two minutes remain, and a quick kick to the body by Benavidez connects. Cut is wide open now on Benavidez, as he wipes the blood away. Another kick to the liver lands. McCall with a right to the body, and a combo from Benavidez, who adds a kick to the body.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Benavidez

Joseph Benavidez def. Ian McCall via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia

A pair of welterweights who have competed for UFC gold enter the Octagon, as Jon Fitch (27-4-1) takes on Demian Maia (17-4). Fitch righted his ship with a win over Erick Silva to close out 2012, while Maia is 2-0 since moving down from middleweight. The referee in charge will be Kim Winslow.

Round 1: Maia goes immediately for the takedown, getting it and working quickly to the back. Fitch stands up with Maia locked on his back, getting a triangle on his body. Maia throwing punches to try and find an opening. Going on two minutes of Fitch holding Maia on his back, defending any submission attempt. Fitch breaks Maia down and he is off his back but still holding him with a bodylock, before tripping him to the mat. Fitch quickly stands up, and Maia releases the hooks this time. Fitch grabs the fence twice, and Maia is throwing knees to the body. Maia on the back, breaking Fitch down – a spot we have been at since the start of the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Maia

Round 2: Maia cuts off the Octagon, and Fitch goes to work with the kicks. Nice power kick to the lead leg of Maia, and head kick is blocked. Maia with a single-leg takedown and he gets Fitch to his back. Fitch gets back and avoids any damage or submission attempts this time. Maia with another takedown and he goes to the back, locking in a hook. Maia looking for a possible armbar with just over two minutes left. Maia has a neck-crank in, but Fitch breaks it for now, though a body triangle remains locked in. This is some serious submission defense for Fitch, as Maia has finished people with ease once he’s gotten into this position.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Maia

Round 3: Maia goes right for the takedown, locking Fitch up against the cage. Maia takes the back and begins breaking him down, locking the hooks back in. Ten of the first 11 minutes of this fight have seen Maia holding Fitch down and working for a submission. Fitch slips out and gets to his feet as we go under three minutes. Fitch grabs a guillotine as Maia goes to his back, and he’s now looking to work a little ground-and-pound. Back to their feet and Maia has the back once again. Fitch has 90 seconds to try and finish this fight. Maia drops and grabs a single-leg, scoring another takedown without much defense – his fifth of the match.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Maia

Demian Maia def. Jon Fitch via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio Silva

The return of former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem (36-11) is up next, as he faces Antonio Silva (17-4). Overeem is currently on a eight-fight win streak and is unbeaten in his last 12 fights overall. Herb Dean will be the third man inside the Octagon.

Round 1: Overeem taunting Silva as we start, and no touch of gloves – as expected. Overeem, one of the biggest heavyweights, looks small inside the Octagon with Silva. Overeem locks him up and forces him against the cage, throwing knees to the body. Jab-uppercut combo by Overeem, and he ties things up again. Big right lands by Overeem, and he follows up with a knee to the body. Clinch by Silva, and Overeem turns the tides and puts him back against the fence. Kick to the midsection lands by Silva, and Overeem follows with a knee to the body. Overeem with a huge kick to the lead leg, which earns a response. Counter right lands to finish the round for Overeem.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Overeem

Round 2: Stiff jab to the chin lands by Overeem, as he counters another kick, grabs Silva and slams him to the mat. Overeem into side control 30 seconds into this round. Silva with three big elbows from the bottom, and Overeem postures up to hit the body. Overeem working the body and head with short, powerful punches. Overeem lands a big left-right combo just as it looked like the ref was going to stand them up. Under a minute to go, and Silva is allowed to stand up, and fires off a big right. Exchange of uppercuts, and Silva gets the clinch and lands a knee.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Overeem

Round 3: Silva flashed his best stuff at the end of the round, and they stared each other down while walking back to the corners. Both men go for a takedown to start, and Silva has Overeem caught, unloading with big lefts and rights. Silva has Overeem out on his feet against the fence and this one is over. Silva is screaming at Overeem, who ate dozens of uppercuts. Herb Dean had to pull Silva away from a down-and-out Overeem.

Antonio Silva def. Alistair Overeem via TKO (strikes) at :25 of Round 3

Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

We’ve reached the co-main event, as former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans (22-2-1) takes on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (20-5). Nogueira received a warm embrace from Antonio Silva prior to walking out after seeing his countryman stop Alistair Overeem. The referee will be Yves Lavigne.

Round 1: Evans looking to find the distance off the bat, standing right inside the reach of Nogueira. Big kick by Evans as he switches levels nicely. Nogueira using the right without much defense, and lands a straight left, as well. Pair of big rights stagger Nogueira, as they land flush. Evans ducks under a right and scores a takedown, landing a handful of punches as Nog gets back to his feet. Big right from Evans as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Evans

Round 2: Nogueira seems to be baiting Evans in here, looking to counter maybe and land a left. And, there it is, a big straight left from Nogueira. A quick left by Nog connects, as does a combo from the Brazilian. Evans has been doing a lot of these little punches to the lead hand of Nogueira, but hasn’t really followed it up with anything. “Suga” scores another takedown, and Nogueira answers with a combo. Evans lands a right hook, and fires off another.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nogueira

Round 3: Evans back to peppering that right hand with strikes. Now, Evans throws a combo off it, landing with both. Another combo by Evans connects. Nogueira with a jab, and a quick kick to the body. Time is called after Nogueira gets poked in the eye. Just under three minutes left in an uneventful fight so far. Straight left lands by Nogueira, who tries to close the distance but is unable to. Nogueira gets a left to land, and Evans answers with a jab. Evans finishes strong with several strikes, but this one was not the striking battle most expected.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Evans

Antonio Rogerio Nogueria def. Rashad Evans via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jose Aldo (c) vs. Frankie Edgar for the UFC featherweight championship

It’s time for the main event, as UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (21-1) puts his title on the line against former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (15-3-1). The referee will be Steve Mazzagatti.

Round 1: Edgar throws the first leg kick, connecting to Aldo’s lead leg. Edgar moving quickly, but Aldo lands a kick and a jab. As he had in the promos, Edgar still has a pretty fresh looking cut above his right eye. That could come into play down the road in this match. Edgar comes running in and eats a right to the face. Quick left jab to the face lands by Aldo, as does another. Aldo appears to have his timing down just two minutes in, connecting with another pair of straight rights. Edgar’s face already has some red color to it, as Aldo is teeing off wit his jab. A complete thud of a leg kick by Aldo to finish off a strong round for the champion.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Aldo

Round 2: Left leg of Edgar beginning to swell from the kicks of Aldo, but he is still coming forward. Edgar throws a kick of his own, and looks for a quick takedown but is denied. Combo from Aldo off an exchange. Another takedown defended by Aldo with ease. Huge kick from Aldo nearly takes Edgar off his feet. And another to the same area of the lead leg drops him for a brief moment. A big welt on the leg of Edgar from the series of kicks, along with some swelling above his left eye. Flying knee from Aldo, and Edgar gets the clinch, but is unable to do any damage. Edgar with a strong takedown. Aldo’s mouth is open and he is moving much slower, but still lands a stiff jab and throws a spinning kick to end the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Aldo

Round 3: Aldo throws a kick, but this time Edgar catches it and briefly takes him to his back. Head kick thrown by Edgar misses, but he continues to push forward with his offense. Edgar is throwing three punches for every one by Aldo. Front kick lands by Aldo, and the nose is bleeding profusely. Kick to the body blocked by Aldo. Edgar trying to kick the knee area, landing a series of strikes. Edgar with a nice combo and follows it up with a kick, and is still coming at Aldo. Big right lands, as Aldo fends off a takedown attempt with ease.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Edgar

Round 4: Edgar starting to do some damage to the lead leg of Aldo, landing a pair of nice shots to open the round. Aldo answers with a spinning back kick, but Edgar fires back with a right. Edgar’s moving just as quickly as he was in the first round, while Aldo has slowed dramatically. Edgar fights hard for a takedown, but is denied, as he has been 6 of 7 times so far. Left hook from Edgar slips past, as does a quick little uppercut. Edgar drops levels and gets a big takedown, though Aldo springs to his feet. Edgar trying to knee the legs out from under the champion.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Edgar

Round 5: Just unbelievable that Edgar is still bouncing around after 20 minutes and having his leg battered by Aldo. Edgar looking to push the tempo. Quick pair of jabs connect by Aldo, who fends off a takedown attempt. Spinning back kick by Edgar lands. Uppercut from Edgar slips through the defense, as does a combo kick-punch. Two minutes left, and Edgar lands a knee off the clinch, followed by a combo with 90 seconds remaining. Exchange and Aldo gets the best of it with a counter that stops Edgar. Edgar comes back with a combo of his own as we go under a minute. Aldo springs off the fence and lands a Superman punch to finish the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Edgar

Jose Aldo def. Frankie Edgar via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) to retain the UFC featherweight title