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UFC 160: Velasquez Vs. Bigfoot 2 Results

Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2.

Tonight’s card comes to us live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. As always, our live coverage of the main card is brought to you by UFC Internet Pay-Per-View on Yahoo! Sports.

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In earlier prelim action on Facebook, Stephen Thompson earned a win over Nah-Shon Burrell, George Roop stopped Brian Bowles and Jeremy Stephens defeated Estevan Payan.

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Abel Trujillo

We open up action at a catch-weight of 158 pounds, as Khabib Nurmagomedov (19-0) did not make weight for his scheduled lightweight contest with Abel Trujillo (10-4). The referee will be Mario Yamasaki.

Round 1: Trujillo comes out the aggressor, flying at Nurmagomedov. Trujillo with another nice glacing blow, and Nurmagomedov pulls guard. Looking for a possible arm lock, rolling twice and gripping the right arm tight. Trujillo slips out and winds up in half-guard, but Nurmagomedov shows his wrestling prowess and takes the back. More grappling expertise by Nurmagomedov, tossing Trujillo around on the ground. Just under two minutes, and Nurmagomedov remains in complete control. Judo roll by Trujillo and he gets out, moves into guard but Nurmagomedov locks up a possible triangle. Nurmagomedov to the mount with the triangle, tries for an armbar and back to the triangle but the round end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov

Round 2: Trujillo will need to keep this fight standing, as it is obvious that Nurmagomedov is the better fighter on the ground. And, just like that, Nurmagomedov takes the back and brings him to the ground. Trujillo, though, pops back up and lands a nice left. Trujillo getting the better of the standup, and Nurmagomedov quickly goes back to the ground work. To the back Nurmagomedov goes again, flattening him out and looking for a rear-naked choke. Sweet roll by Nurmagomedov, but Trujillo reverses and winds up on top for a brief moment.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov

Round 3: Nurmagomedov lands a nice right and follows up with more mat time, controlling Trujillo. Trujillo stays upright thanks to the cage, but Nurmagomedov turns him and scores a huge takedown instead. Two minutes left and Trujillo’s camp is screaming at him to get up, but he appears exhausted. Another takedown by Nurmagomedov and this one is a wrap.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Abel Trujillo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Colton Smith vs. Robert Whittaker

A pair of Ultimate Fighter winners square off at welterweight next, as Colton Smith (3-1) meets Robert Whittaker (10-2). The referee will be Chris Tognoni.

Round 1: Whittaker lands with a big right uppercut, but Smith seems find, shoots for a takedown and gets denied. Smith keeps coming in hard, and Whittaker is countering each time, along with loading up the right. Smith with a right of his own catches Whittaker. Superman punch lands by Smith, as he is showing a much-improved striking game and keeping Whittaker off balance. Whittaker slips, Smith pounces and is looking for a kimura.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Smith

Round 2: Whittaker lands a counter left and drops Smith, follows with another strike and Smith is reeling. But, here he comes firing back at Whittaker with everything. Some swelling around the eye area of Smith. Whittaker fights off a trip takedown attempt by Smith. Break in the action after Whittaker takes an accidental low blow. Left hook lands by Whittaker, as Smith tries firing back with his own shots. Whittaker is storming, lefts and rights that are connecting at will. Smith has a nasty pair of cuts open on his face, shoots for a takedown and gets denied.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Whittaker

Round 3: Whittaker with a counter left that drops and pounces, several more rights and lefts and the ref steps in. Smith is protesting, but that seemed like a good stoppage, as he was dropped.

Robert Whittaker def. Colton Smith via TKO (strikes) at :41 of Round 3

Dennis Bermudez vs. Max Holloway

Featherweights hit the Octagon next, as Dennis Bermudez (10-3) battles Max Holloway (7-1). The third man inside the cage will be Herb Dean.

Round 1: Holloway with a kick and Bermudez catches it, but is unable to score the takedown. Big punches landing by Bermudez, as he continues to counter Holloway at will. Bermudez shoots, works for a single-leg and misses. Spinning back kick connects by Holloway, who has taken back this round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Holloway

Round 2: Holloway takes the back, works for a choke and scores a nasty kick to the face off the clinch. Another high kick gets checked by Bermudez. Leg kick from Bermudez, who is working his strikes with much more efficiency right now. Holloway misses with a spinning back kick and the two acknowledge. Bermudez with a takedown as the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bermudez

Round 3: Another takedown by Bermudez to start the round, working for a front choke and letting it go for a knee to the body instead. Exchange time, as both fighters are throwing lefts and rights at will, but not much power behind any of the shots. Bermudez, as soon as I write that, connects, dropping Holloway. Another takedown by Bermudez with 90 seconds left. Some ground and pound by Bermudez, as he moves to half-guard and lands some nice elbows inside the guard.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bermudez

Dennis Bermudez def. Max Holloway via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Mike Pyle vs. Rick Story

The prelim main event is next, as Mike Pyle (24-8-1) puts his three-fight win streak on the line against Rick Story (15-6). Steve Mazzagatti is the referee.

Round 1: Story with a takedown and into the guard, working some ground and pound. Pyle throwing his legs up, looking for a potential submission, but is unable to get it and back to the guard. Pyle elevates with an awesome maneuver, tries for an arm lock, but is unable to get it. Story in side control, landing elbows to the face. Back standing, and Story is looking for the knockout. Inside leg kick by Pyle lands. Story connects, pounces and is looking to finish with just under a minute to go. He takes the back and is unloading more and more with lefts and rights.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Story

Round 2: Pyle pulls guard and goes for a kimura, bending the arm back very awkward like. Story, though, has survived for now, though Pyle still has hold of the ligament. Story now looking to do damage on top with 90 seconds left in the round. An interesting round to score so far, as Pyle had the submission nearly locked up, but Story has rebounded to control the action.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Story

Round 3: Knee to the body by Pyle, who tries to get Story to come to the ground but to no avail. Standing front kick lands by Pyle as well. Swooping right hook misses, and Story looks a little tired. Pyle uses the clinch and connects with a knee. Pyle hitting with everything, lefts, rights and kicks. Story working for a takedown, much to the non-delight of the crowd. A minute left and he releases, moving to the center of the Octagon. Pyle landing more strikes, and Story shoots and scores with a takedown. Pyle looking for an armbar, slips and goes to the back, figure fouring his legs around the body.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pyle

Mike Pyle def. Rick Story via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)


Donald Cerrone vs. KJ Noons

We open up the main card with our first of two lightweight bouts, as Donald Cerrone (19-5) looks to rebound from a loss to Anthony Pettis against KJ Noons (11-6), who is making his Octagon debut. The referee will be Mario Yamasaki.

Round 1: Noons, as expected, comes right out and is kicking Cerrone. “Cowboy” fires off a stiff knee that connects, backing Noons up. Swelling already under the right eye of Noons, who is continuing to fire off kicks. The swelling is now a cut. Vicious kick to the body from Cerrone, and another to the lead leg. Knee to the body lands by Cerrone as Noons comes in. Cerrone snaps off a head kick, as he follows with a takedown, but Noons quickly gets to his feet – only to eat an uppercut. Noons with a right that gets through the defense, as he appears to be looking to do more boxing. Combo lands, as Cerrone connects with a kick to the face.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cerrone

Round 2: Cerrone listened to Greg Jackson in his corner, as he comes right out and scores a takedown. Cerrone winning the striking battle early in the round, and now Noons is coming back, but without a lot of power. Knee to the body from Cerrone, and Noons could be having problems with the adrenaline dump surrounding his Octagon debut. The right eye of Noons is causing him problems, as he keeps wincing with swelling and blood causing issues. Noons throws a knee and Cerrone catches him, taking him to his back. On the ground, this is all Cerrone, wrecking Noons with knees to the body.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cerrone

Round 3: Cerrone dominated the round. Due to technical difficulties, the remainder of the round is unavailable.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cerrone

Donald Cerrone def. KJ Noons via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Gray Maynard vs. T.J. Grant

The No. 1 contendership in the UFC’s lightweight division is on the line, as former contender Gray Maynard battles T.J. Grant. The winner gets Benson Henderson for the belt next.

Round 1: Grant showing his striking, rocking Maynard with rights, backing him up against the fence and dropping him. Grant pounces, as Maynard is in retreat mode. Grant lands a knee, and another, and Maynard is down again and the ref has to step in. Grant just made a statement in the division.

T.J. Grant def. Gray Maynard via TKO (strikes) at 2:07 of Round 1

Glover Teixeira vs. James Te Huna

Two light heavyweight warriors looking for the knockout are up next, as Glover Teixeira (20-2) meets up with James Te Huna (16-5). Both fighters are on lengthy win streaks, including 18 in a row for Teixeira. The referee will be Herb Dean.

Round 1: Te Huna comes right out, throwing lefts at Teixeira, who promptly tries for a takedown. Denied, Teixeira throws a big right that Te Huna just absorbs. Overhand right from Teixeira lands, but Te Huna isn’t going anywhere. Smooth takedown by Teixeira and he is in his world now. Passing guard quickly and looking for a potential arm triangle. Te Huna survives on the ground, and Teixeira quickly pulls guard and locks in a choke. This one is all over.

Glover Teixeira def. James Te Huna via submission (arm-in-guillotine choke) at 2:38 of Round 1

Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt

The co-main event is here with heavyweight knockout artists Junior dos Santos (15-2) and Mark Hunt (9-7) squaring off. Dos Santos is coming off a loss to Cain Velasquez last year, while Hunt has been on a roll and is seeking a title shot of his own. The referee will be Steve Mazzagatti.

Round 1: Hunt takes the center of the Octagon, throwing a kick to the legs of dos Santos. Big overhand right from JDS connects. Hunt connecting with his left at will, comes in and lands another. Dos Santos, though, answers, dropping Hunt with a right. Hunt is wobbly, but motions for him to bring it. Hunt catches JDS but is unable to land and he escapes. Hunt not getting as close now after that right hand landed, and dos Santos is throwing it more and more. Cut under the right eye of JDS could cause him some vision issues, but he is still able to land his jab. Spinning attack connects for Hunt, and JDS lands his own. Overhand right lands again by dos Santos.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for dos Santos

Round 2: Surprisingly, this one made it through the first round, as both men landed big-time shots. We are back to dos Santos on the outside and Hunt controlling the center. Big overhand right just misses for JDS, as Hunt has blood coming out of his ear after the blows. That could cause him some problems going forward. Hunt using his kicks, then coming forward and attacking the body. Another overhand right catches Hunt, as does a quick jab. These two have hit each other with everything for eight minutes, and they are still standing. INCREDIBLE! Hunt misses with an overhand right of his own, catches dos Santos against the fence, and JDS retreats. Hunt breathing heavily and dos Santos scores a takedown. The Vegas crowd boos as soon as he shoots.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for dos Santos

Round 3: And, what do you know, we are headed for the third. These two have hit each other with everything but the kitchen sink so far. Can one finish the other? Hunt swinging for the fences, throws a huge left that just misses. Hunt connects with a left hook and JDS bounces off the fence. JDS fakes a takedown and throws the right, but Hunt ducks under. Two minutes to go and Hunt has to know he needs a finish, to which he responds with a big overhand right. Dos Santos lands with a spinning kick and Hunt drops, and this one is all over. Hunt is wobbly, tries to get to his feet, and nearly falls over. Dos Santos leaps out of the Octagon and shakes the hand of Mike Tyson, as he likely just earned himself another title shot.

Junior dos Santos def. Mark Hunt via KO (spinning kick/right hand) at 4:18 of Round 3

Cain Velasquez (c) vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva for the UFC heavyweight championship

It’s main event time, as UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (11-1) faces Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (18-4) for a second time. This one, though, is for the belt and Silva is coming off a finish of Alistair Overeem. The referee will be Mario Yamasaki.

Round 1: Less than 10 seconds in and Velasquez shoots. Silva, though, fights it off – with a little help from the fence. Silva comes in, Velasquez makes a weak attempt for a takedown and gets denied. Velasquez connects on a right hand and pounces, landing several rights and this one is all over. Silva makes a protest, but he wasn’t protecting himself and Velasquez was teeing off.

Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Silva via TKO (strikes) at 1:21 of Round 1