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UFC 161: Evans Vs. Henderson Results

Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson.

Tonight’s fight card comes to us live from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 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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Yves Jabouin vs. Dustin Pague

We open up the night in the bantamweight division with Yves Jabouin (18-8) taking on Dustin Pague (11-8). The referee will be Adam Cheadle.

Round 1: Jabouin already showing his versatility, flashing off some nice kicks and bringing Pague down to the ground with a modified takedown. Pague in full guard, nearly secures a quick triangle but Jabouin avoids it and is looking to put in some punishing offense. Pague trying to isolate the right arm and possibly lock up a submission. Pague nearly gets another armbar locked in, but Jabouin fights through it. Another armbar locked in by Pague, but Jabouin again fends it off. Both guys end up with their legs tied together, as Pague is on top and lands some nice blows. Pague loses another submission, this time a triangle attempt, as Jabouin is able to wind up on top and punishes him to conclude the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pague

Round 2: Jabouin landing some nice lefts and rights off the start, as Pague clinches and scores a trip takedown. Pague looking to move into a controlling position. Pague mounting and punishing, as he takes the back, locking in a body triangle and continuing to reign down blows. Pague with a modified choke/crank on the neck/face of Jabouin, who is fighting to break the hold but still has a body triangle locked on him. Pague reverses and mounts again, landing an elbow and more ground-and-pound with two-plus minutes left. Jabouin is able to get on top, connecting with an elbow after Pague throws up another triangle choke.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pague

Round 3: Jabouin scores a takedown right off the bat, as Pague is fighting off his back and looking for a submission. Jabouin is on top, but looks to be the more tired fighter. Jabouin throwing elbows from the top, as Pague tries to grab hold of the arm each time and secure a triangle attempt. Really good battle here so far between these two with plenty of submissions and a good amount of striking. Big hammer-style punch by Jabouin. Jabouin throws a spinning kick after they are stood back up, and an illegal – but uncalled – knee lands by Pague, who is in the mount with 90 seconds left. Pague seeking an armbar, but moves to throw more elbows to the face and punish. Jabouin is able to reverse, but Pague locks up a triangle as he does. Jabouin, though, gets out and back on top with 30 seconds left.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Jabouin

Yves Jabouin def. Dustin Pague via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Mitch Clarke vs. John Maguire

The second Facebook prelim will see Mitch Clarke (9-2) take on John Maguire (18-5). Maguire made quite the entrance, coming out to “Flashdance” with cutoff jean shorts and tie-dyed bandanas. The referee will be Jerin Balel.

Round 1: Clarke fires off some nice big rights, as the ref warns the fighters to close their fists. Peppering the front leg with kicks is Clarke, as Maguire isn’t checking anything. Another nearly buckles the leg under the Brit, as Clarke has landed 11 leg kicks in just over a minute. Maguire with some nice lefts that are getting through the defense. And, to no surprise to Joe Rogan, an eye poke gets through and stops the action on Maguire. Another warning to close the fists tight and we are back to action. Clarke has a kimura, but Maguire is in control of his back and launches himself to standing back mount with a minute left. Clarke reverses and lands a knee inside the clinch, followed up by a head kick. Maguire shoots for a single-leg, but is denied.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Clarke

Round 2: Clarke back to kicking out the lead leg of Maguire, who is moving slowly due to those strikes. Maguire finally scores with a takedown, connecting with some minor ground-and-pound. Clarke searching for a kimura, which the ref says he sees, but tells them to work. Clarke gets to his feet and has Maguire tied up against the fence. Much less entertaining round, but an effective one for Clarke. Maquire scores with a takedown and applies a rear-naked, but the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Clarke

Round 3: Clarke the fresher fighter in this round, as his training with UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson appears to be helping. Maguire takes the back, drops down and is seeking a submission. Clarke not allowing Maguire much room to work, positioning himself against the fence on the ground with 100 seconds left. Clarke rolls to the top, gets out and lands some nice big rights to the face.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Clarke

Mitch Clarke def. John Maguire via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueora

Our final bantamweight bout is up next, as Roland Delorme (8-1) meets up with Edwin Figueroa (9-2). Both fighters faced Francisco Rivera in their most previous bout, with Figueora losing and Delorme having a loss changed to a no-contest after Rivera failed his post-fight drug test. The referee will be Yves Lavigne.

Round 1: Large ovation for Delorme, who hails from Winnipeg and is the hometown boy. Quickly he clinches and scores a takedown. Delrome to the back, locking up the body with his legs and looking for a rear-naked choke. Figueora moves to guard but gets his arm stuck in a potential armbar, to which Figueora rolls and gets free. Figueora now on top, hammering down with big rights and forcing Delorme to shield himself. Nearly a heel hook locked in by Delorme, to which Figueora rolls into side control. Delrome does some damage inside a modified crucifix, and takes the back yet again. Tight body lock by Delorme, which includes his right arm being tied up. Nasty neck crank by Delorme, who releases it and unloads to the face. More pressure to the neck area, but Delrome isn’t able to lock in the choke yet.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Delrome

Round 2: Delorme takes him down and is working hard for another submission, and Figueroa throws on a triangle. Delorme stands up, tries to shake him, and does enough to get free and move into side control. Delorme takes the back again and has a body lock on, again, and is looking to free the hands and secure a choke – again. Figueroa gets to the top position and does some damage hammering down, avoiding a possible armbar, as well. Delorme with a nice transition and back to the back/body triangle position.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Delorme

Round 3: Figueroa throwing some big rights, and Delorme scores with a takedown, as he will have none of the power of Figueroa. More submission work for Delorme, who applies a standing body triangle as Figueroa gets to his feet. Figueroa flips him off and gets free, but eats a right and a knee to the body. Delorme is throwing some punches, but just to set up his takedown, which he scores on again with two minutes left. Figueroa moves to top position and hammers down some big punches, as Delorme is hurt. However, not enough time left to finish it for Figueroa.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Delorme

Roland Delorme def. Edwin Figueroa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Sean Pierson vs. Kenny Robertson

Welterweights take to the Octagon with Sean Pierson (13-6) putting his two-fight win streak on the line against Kenny Robertson (12-2). Herb Dean is the third man inside the cage.

Round 1: Robertson comes flying in, throwing lefts and rights and shooting for a takedown. He’s denied, though, and eats a stiff right for it. Another lunging takedown attempt and Pierson easily stuffs it. Pierson tries for a front-choke and that allows Robertson to get the takedown and move to the back, securing a body triangle – the move of the night, so far – and some punches. Pierson remains calm and uses a nice escape to get out and look for a front choke. Stiff right by Pierson, who appears to have his striking rhythm down. Robertson, though, scores with another takedown. Cut under the right eye of Pierson. Not sure when it happened, but Pierson fires back with a big shot to end the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Robertson

Round 2: Robertson throwing a lot of kicks, but not much pop on them. He is pushing the pace, but eats a combination and looks a little wobbly from the Pierson offense. Pierson connecting with everything he throws now, as Robertson is taking several deep breathes and looks winded. Head kick lands by Pierson, and Robertson shoots for a takedown.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pierson

Round 3: I’ve got this all tied up heading to the third, but you never know how the judges see it. Pair of rights land by Robertson, and an elbow flings Pierson’s head way back. Robertson remains on the attack, throwing everything he can. Pierson drops down to his knees. That elbow was just incredible, and how Pierson remained upright I have no idea. Robertson controlling the back now. Robertson mounts the back with two-plus minutes left and has both hooks in. Robertson just pounding on Pierson, but not landing any significant enough strikes to finish this one. Another choke attempt by Robertson but Pierson survives.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Robertson

Sean Pierson def. Kenny Robertson via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)

Sam Stout vs. James Krause

Lightweights Sam Stout (20-8-1) and James Krause (19-4) are up next. Krause is making his UFC debut and is on a seven-fight win streak. The referee will be Adam Cheadle.

Round 1: Five-inch reach advantage for Krause, and he is looking to use that off the bat. Round kick just misses by Krause and Stout ties him up. Stout using dirty boxing, which is eliminating the reach edge for Krause. The jab is working for Krause, who is popping it off. Knee drops Stout and Krause pounces, landing more shots to the body. No Octagon jitters for Krause, but Stout powers through and scores a takedown. Stout now has a huge cut over his right eye, and it has smeared all over the face of Krause. Smile from Stout as he is in butterfly guard with blood dripping from his forehead. Cartwheel kick attempt by Krause to end the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Krause

Round 2: Stout lands a body shot that appears to have hurt Krause, who is wincing noticeably. Big right in response by Krause connects. Krause shoots and scores with a takedown, taking the back quickly then moving into the guard. Blood pouring down face of Stout again with 90 seconds left in this round. It appears to be missing his eye, though, for the most part, so we should have no issues in terms of it stopping the fight. Stout concludes the round with a takedown of his own.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Krause

Round 3: Flying knee connects by Krause, but it is Stout the aggressor this round. Short, quick, powerful right lands by Krause. Stout having a difficult time avoiding anything thrown by Krause, who mixes and moves fluidly. Krause is up plus-68 in head strikes landed, and Stout’s face looks like it. Just over a minute to go, and Stout’s eye is looking very swollen. Stout powers through a takedown, but Krause is able to secure an arm-in-guillotine and secure the choke with just seconds left.

James Krause def. Sam Stout via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:47 of Round 3

Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley

They never crossed paths when he Strikeforce, but Jake Shields (27-6-1) and Tyron Woodley (11-1) will do so now inside the Octagon. Shields is returning from a no-contest in a move back to middleweight last year, while Woodley stopped Jay Hieron in his UFC debut this past February. The referee will be Yves Lavigne.

Round 1: Shields using his kicks to keep Woodley at bay. Woodley remaining very patient, and takes Shields off his feet with a swift kick. Shields catches a kick attempt, brings Woodley down, and he pops back up. Excellent wrestling background will help Woodley in this one vs. a world-class jiu-jitsu fighter in Shields. Trip takedown attempt by Shields denied. Exchange of kicks and Woodley’s does more damage, but Shields shoots for a takedown. Shields grinding away, making Woodley carry his weight and doing some damage with short punches.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Shields

Round 2: Huge overhand right lands by Woodley and stuns Shields for a brief moment. Shields, though, goes back to the clinch work against the fence, his most effective weapon so far. Woodley has stuffed all 10 takedown attempts by Shields to date with two-plus minutes left in this round. Shields working for a potential guillotine. Superman punch by Woodley gets countered with a right.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Woodley

Round 3: Woodley told to turn it loose, and he does just that, firing off a pair of big rights. He appears to have a little more pep in his step this round, fighting off another takedown attempt, but gets himself tied up and can’t use his hands. Woodley’s corner tells him to go and he lands a spinning back fist. Shields, though, remains upright and ties Woodley up. Just over a minute left in this one. Woodley stuffs another takedown and lands a right hammerfist to Shields, but has he done enough? We will see.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Woodley

Jake Shields def. Tyron Woodley via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)


Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan

We open up the main card with a heavyweight collision between Pat Barry (8-5) and Shawn Jordan (14-4). Both posted wins in their last fights. Jerin Valel serves as the referee.

Round 1: These two have been very friendly in the lead up to this fight, and even crack smiles as they square off. Barry throws a powerful kick to start. Stiff right from Barry connects, as Jordan comes after him with a flurry and forces the ref to step in. Jordan connected and didn’t let up, hammering away on Barry as he covered up for protection. A huge win for Jordan.

Shawn Jordan def. Pat Barry via TKO (strikes) at :59 of Round 1

Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton

The UFC debut for Alexis Davis (13-5) and Rosi Sexton (13-2) could help determine a future contender in the female bantamweight division. The referee will be Herb Dean.

Round 1: We have our typical female war, as these two are throwing lefts and rights and just standing and trading. Davis lands a nice stiff elbow, followed by a knee inside the clinch. Davis has the clinch tied up tight and is doing damage with knees to the body. Sexton gets out of the clinch, but is struggling with the reach of Davis. Sexton could be in trouble, as Davis is looking to secure a triangle. She locks up the ankles and starts to squeeze. Sexton trying to hang on with her head caught in a tight triangle as we go under a minute. Sexton survives and is unloading with rights.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Davis

Round 2: Davis with a stiff elbow, and Sexton pushes her up against the fence and scores a takedown. Sexton looking to take advantage of what appears to be a tired Davis, but as soon as I write that she reverses course and is in side control. Davis teeing off with rights, taking the back and doing some heavy damage with knees to the body. Davis is uncorking with just seconds left, but she survives.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Davis

Round 3: Davis quickly to the back again of Sexton, as this one was nearly finished in the second by her with some ground-and-pound. Davis locks up the body lock and is looking to secure a rear-naked choke, softening her up with heavy fists to the face. Back to full guard with two minutes left. Sexton battering the body, as Davis continues to look for a submission. Over 150 combined ground strikes landed by these two so far, with more to come. Sexton takes the back off a nice scramble.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Sexton

Alexis Davis def. Rosi Sexton via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)

Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac

The first of two closing light heavyweight bouts takes to the Octagon with Ryan Jimmo (17-2) seeking to bounce back from a loss vs. Igor Pokrajac (25-9). The third man inside the cage will be Yves Lavigne.

Round 1: Pokrajac throws out big rights, backing Jimmo up. The Canadian quickly clinches, landing knees to the body. Back to the clinch against the fence, and the ref quickly separates them once again. Jimmo tries to counter, but gets caught in a takedown attempt by Pokrajac. Exchange of haymakers leads to the clinch vs. the fence once again. Pokrajac catches Jimmo with a quick right, but he remains up and is firing back.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Jimmo

Round 2: Jimmo lands a quick right that wobbles Pokrajac. He continues to pressure, but Pokrajac appears to have found his bearings again, tying up Jimmo. It looked like Jimmo had a chance to finish, but couldn’t capitalize. Jimmo on top, controlling the action, but not really doing a whole lot of damage inside the guard. Pair of short elbows get through for Jimmo and land.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Jimmo

Round 3: Pokrajac clips Jimmo, who quickly clinches up against the fence. Jimmo doing some nice work on the ground, beating the body of Pokrajac. Jimmo has gotten himself stuck in a possible choke with 90 seconds left, as Pokrajac was able to lock his hands. However, he can’t keep it secured and Jimmo frees himself.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Jimmo

Ryan Jimmo def. Igor Pokrajac via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Roy Nelson vs. Stipe Miocic

The co-main event is next, as heavyweight contender Roy Nelson (19-7) seeks a fourth straight victory when he takes on Stipe Miocic (9-1), who is coming off his first career loss to Stefan Struve last year. The referee will be Jerin Valel.

Round 1: Nelson throwing heavy haymakers, but Miocic avoiding them so far. Big right lands off a fake takedown by Nelson. Miocic fires off his own right that lands. Left lands by Nelson, and Miocic answers right back. Overhand right thrown by Nelson and he is coming after Miocic, who connects with a combo of his own. Miocic clinches and ties Nelson up against the fence, landing a pair of knees before they separate. Nelson fakes a takedown and eats a right. Miocic is teeing off, forcing Nelson to shoot, which is denied. Miocic looking great right now with his striking. Step-in right by Nelson, followed by a missed right that allows Miocic to take his back and land. Nelson swinging his right, and MIocic lands a left and a right that has Nelson wobbled. Miocic has him caught up against the fence, landing a knee and elbows inside the clinch. Miocic teeing off, hits an uppercut and Nelson ties him up to stop the punishment.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Miocic

Round 2: Nelson’s corner was very upset with him between rounds, telling him to stop chasing and cut off the cage. Miocic just the more effective striker, but it will only take one by Nelson to end it. Pair of big rights by Nelson, but Miocic is answering back, striking him with several lefts and an inside leg kick. Nelson looking exhausted, but still trying to throw his big right. Miocic using kicks to keep Nelson at bay, and striking with great success. Nelson fires off a huge uppercut that causes Miocic to backpedal, and he stops and lands a combo. Nelson breathing out of his mouth, as Miocic connects with another nasty combo.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Miocic

Round 3: Nelson will need a finish to keep his pursuit of a title shot alive. Miocic lands a clean right, as Nelson is searching for a KO punch. He throws the big right, but misses. Miocic picking him apart with quick, precise jabs. He’s also done a tremendous job of faking takedowns and landing rights. Nelson lands and Miocic takes off with three minutes left. Nelson hits, and looks to be waiting for the right opportunity to go all-in. Miocic trips him to the mat and forces Nelson up against the fence as we go under two minutes. Uppercut by Nelson misses and Miocic moves across the Octagon. Miocic finishes strong and this one is going to the scorecards.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nelson

Stipe Miocic def. Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson

We’ve arrived at the main event featuring former champions. Rashad Evans (17-3-1) will be looking to snap a two-fight losing skid, while Dan Henderson (29-9) is also coming off a loss that ended a four-fight win streak. Herb Dean will serve as the third man inside the Octagon.

Round 1: Very intense Evans from the start. Evans jumping around, looking to avoid that devastating “H-bomb.” Henderson comes in and land a pair of quick rights. Evans with a right and shoots, but doesn’t go all-in for the takedown. Evans peppers the head of Henderson and moves, avoiding any damage from “Hendo.” Attempt at a big right from Hendo is blocked. Evans ties up, but misses a wild right on the separation. Hendo connects and drops Evans, continuing to apply pressure. Evans is back up, but a bit wobbled. Evans appears to be back to normal, but you have to wonder how much it hurt him.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Round 2: Evans’ corner told him to go for the takedown this round, so it will be interesting to see if he can, as Hendo’s corner told him he couldn’t be taken down. Evans, right on cue, scores a takedown with his strength. Evans catches him with a right, but Henderson answers back and we have a fight. Henderson catches Evans coming in, but “Suga” continues to push forward. Overhand right by Evans misses, as Henderson lands a stiff left jab. Evans attempts for a takedown, but gets tossed aside by Hendo. Evans catches Hendo up against the fence with a pair of rights and drops for a takedown, but gets denied.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Evans

Round 3: Evans storms out, hurting Hendo with a flurry of shots and backing out of any danger. Evans doing a nice job of controlling Henderson despite being denied on a takedown attempt. He has him tied up against the fence and can’t unleash his heavy right. Combo from Evans lands to the body. Just over 90 seconds left, and some heavy breathing from the mouth of Henderson. Hendo lands with several short strikes inside the clinch, as Evans answers with lefts. Henderson tees off with a right that misses and Evans lands a left jab.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Evans

Rashad Evans def. Dan Henderson via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

That’s it for tonight. Thanks for joining us and we will see you in July for UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman.