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UFC On FOX: Johnson Vs. Moraga Results

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John Albert vs. Yaotzin Meza

We open up action at a catch-weight, as John Albert (7-4) was unable to 135 pounds. Yaotzin Meza (19-8) still agreed to the fight, so here we go. The referee will be Randy Corley.

Round 1: Good exchange of low kicks, and Albert gets planted off a takedown from Meza. Albert, though, pulls guard and is looking for a possible submission. Meza avoids the submission attempts and grabs hold of his own guillotine, but Albert slides to side control. Albert moves into a “spider-web” with the right arm locked, rolls over to his belly and is trying to break the grip of Meza and score the armbar. Meza doing a great job of fighting it off, and is able to, taking the back in the process. Albert quickly to half-guard. Meza rolls to another guillotine attempt and mounts with it, squeezing tight as we go under 20 seconds. Albert separates the hands and survives.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Meza

Round 2: Albert goes quickly for another choke, and works to get his legs wrapped around in a triangle. Meza attempting to stand up and power down, but allows Albert to secure an arm, as well. Albert tightening the grip, but his legs give way and he gives up his back to Meza. Albert is in trouble, as Meza mounts, takes the back again and scores an easy choke, as Albert seemed exhausted beyond competing.

Yaotzin Meza def. John Albert via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:49 of Round 2

Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas

To the lightweight division we go as Aaron Riley (30-13-1) looks to make it 3-3 in his last six against Justin Salas (10-4). The referee in charge, again, will be Randy Corley.

Round 1: Pair of southpaws in this one, which could make things a little more interesting. Salas lands a swift kick to the abdomen, and another, but has swelling under his right eye – possibly from an inadvertent poke. Again, Salas gets poked in the same eye, but fights through it, and fires off a pair of rights. Riley gets a little too out of control and gets taken down, but works quickly to his feet. Left connects from Riley, who continues to push and tempo. Salas with another takedown, but can’t keep Riley on the mat for long. Salas finishes strong with a flying knee and a high kick.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Riley

Round 2: Third takedown connects by Salas, but like the first two, Riley quickly to his feet. Riley continuing to press the action and cut off the Octagon, but Salas is working his counters to perfection, proceeding to clinch and land some nice knees to the body. Riley’s got blood pouring from his nose, likely from a shot inside that previous clinch. Riley throws a kick and Salas knocks him down. Salas switching his stances to keep Riley off balance, moving and striking from all positions.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Salas

Round 3: I’ve got this one tied up after two, but who knows what the actual judges are thinking. They exchange big hooks, with Salas getting the better of that one. Riley gets poked in the eye this time, and the ref sees it, causing a break in the action. Salas is probably wondering where his timeouts were in the second after two eye pokes. Under two minutes to go and Riley catches him with a high kick, forcing Salas to back up. Salas with a combo of two strikes and a knee to the body. Riley with a head kick that lands full-force, and throws another that just misses. Salas tries for a suplex, but Riley gets free and throws his hands in the air. Salas and Riley exchange and we go to the scorecards.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Riley

Justin Salas def. Aaron Riley via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Julie Kedzie vs. Germaine de Randamie

Our first of two female bouts takes center stage, as Julie Kedzie (16-11) tries to snap out of a two-fight losing skid vs. Germaine de Randamie (3-2). Both fighters are making their Octagon debuts. The referee will be Randy Corley.

Round 1: Randamie in her typical Muay Thai stance, and Kedzie catches her with a quick left that drops her for a brief moment. Clinch now in progress along the cage, which could be to the advantage of Randamie. Series of heavy knees landing to the body of Kedzie, who is trying to take this to the ground to no avail. Randamie continues to work the body with knees and strikes, but not enough, as the ref breaks them apart.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Randamie

Round 2: Randamie continuing to use her reach to keep Kedzie at bay, while also allowing her to land at will. Kedzie powers through for a single-leg takedown, scoring and looking to better her position. Kedzie holds Randamie down for the remainder of the round, but didn’t really do much damage. Weird that the ref never even mentioned a stand-up there.

FightlIne scores the round 10-9 for Kedzie

Round 3: Randamie has the clinch tight against the fence, looking to punish Kedzie with more knees to the body. Much like the second round, not a whole lot of action out of these two. It feels like both are concerned more with the other fighter than just working their offense. Kedzie, though, has done a better job of mixing her strikes and trying to push the tempo. Kick to the body by Kedzie lands, as Randamie has no answer. Kedzie with a takedown with less than a minute to go.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kedzie

Germaine de Randamie def. Julie Kedzie via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith

The lone middleweight fight on the card takes to the cage next, as Ed Herman (20-9) tries to rebound from a loss to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza by welcoming Trevor Smith (10-3) to the UFC. Smith has lost two of his last three overall. Herb Dean is the assigned referee.

Round 1: Washington-born fighters take to the Octagon, as Herman fires off a nasty left-hook. Smith clinches and Herman lands some uppercuts to gain the advantage. Smith using big knees to the body, and fires off a nasty left. Herman, though, throws his own left that wobbles Smith. Herman’s unable to capitalize, and Smith appears to have his bearings back. Smith wobbles Herman with his own strike, but isn’t able to put anything together, either. Some real, nice, crisp striking from these two. Three straight rights from Herman force Smith to cover up, and he does, coming back with his own attack. Herman gains the upper-hand, bloodying the left eye of Smith as the rounds ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Herman

Round 2: Big head kick starts off the round, and Herman is able to gain control on the mat. However, just as Herman gets to his feet, Smith fires off a kick that connects. Smith denied on a hip toss, and Herman scores with a left. Little slower pace after that crazy opening five minutes of action. Herman complains of an eye poke, and Smith tells him it was a punch, not a finger. Smith scores with a takedown as we head under two minutes in this round. Herman back up before any damage can be inflicted. Herman throws a knee, slips, but scores with a takedown as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Smith

Round 3: The crowd greets them at the start of the round, and Smith lands an inside leg kick. That allows Herman a chance for a takedown, which he does and scores, but leaves his neck exposed and Smith has a guillotine locked for a brief moment. Herman breaks free and is working for a head-and-arm choke. Smith gets out and we are back to the feet. Low blow gives us a break in the action. Smith eats a punch to land two of his own with a minute left. Exchange of knees inside the clinch, and Herman back to the uppercuts from in tight.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Herman

Ed Herman def. Trevor Smith via split decision (27-30, 30-27, 29-28)

Yves Edwards vs. Daron Cruickshank

A battle of lightweights with great nicknames is up next with Yves “Thugjitsu Master” Edwards (42-19-1) taking on Daron “The Detroit Superstar” Cruickshank (12-3). Keeping things in line will be referee Steve Newport.

Round 1: Cruickshank took this fight on short notice, replacing Spencer Fisher. Big head kick, just a glancing blow, lands by Cruickshank. Edwards shows his skills, firing a head kick of his own off. Edwards catches him against the fence and lands several strikes. Some sound glitches, as feed from the Julie Kedzie-Germaine de Randamie bout keeps getting piped in. Edwards controlling the center of the Octagon, pushing the pace, but Cruickshank has been the more effective striker. Smooth wheel kick just misses by Cruickshank.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cruickshank

Round 2: More of the same from these two in round two, as Cruickshank lands the heavier strikes, but Edwards continues to control the action. This hasn’t been a boring round, just a very uneventful one. Two minutes left, and Cruickshank lands a nice kick to the body that stops Edwards for a brief moment.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cruickshank

Round 3: Edwards lands a nice kick to the body, but eats two strikes for his effort. Edwards continues to push the tempo, attacking Cruickshank and landing some nice lefts and rights in the process. Cruickshank throws an ax kick that just misses, and Joe Rogan proclaims it the “next kick” we are going to see in MMA. High kick by “DC” followed. Just some incredibly quick feet by Cruickshank, who just whips off kicks in an instant.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cruickshank

Daron Cruickshank def. Yves Edwards via split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)

Mac Danzig vs. Melvin Guillard

A pair of lightweights in need of a victory square off next, as Mac Danzig (21-10-1) battles Melvin Guillard (30-12-2). Danzig is 3-6 in his last nine fights overall, including a 1-1 mark last year; Guillard has lost two in a row and four of his last five. Steve Newport is the man in charge.

Round 1: Guillard has busted open the nose of Danzig, and fires off a powerful leg kick, as well. Nice elbow lands off the clinch, and Guillard throws another right that bounces off the head. Left jab is working for Guillard, who adds in a combo. Huge right hand from “The Young Assassin,” who seems to be in rare form this evening.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Guillard

Round 2: Danzig really has no answer for Guillard’s striking in this one, as he needs to bring thing fight to the ground. Straight left and Guillard begins giving chase, landing another. Counter left off a leg kick does damage to Danzig. Guillard catches and drops Danzig with a huge left hand, pounces and finishes him with some ground-and-pound. Danzig appears to be in serious pain, as he is still down and screaming.

Melvin Guillard def. Mac Danzig via TKO (strikes) at 2:47 of Round 2

Danny Castillo vs. Tim Means

Due to Tim Means not making weight, this contest will take place at 160 pounds instead of lightweight. Danny Castillo (15-5) has posted a 4-1 record in his last five, while Means (18-4-1) steps in for Bobby Green. Means is 10-1 with one no-contest in his last 12.

Round 1: Castillo works quickly to bring this one to the ground, negating the reach advantage of Means, who fires back with powerful, sharp elbows from the ground. Means working hard to get to his feet, which he does, but Castillo has the clinch and brings him right back to the ground. One hook in for Castillo, as Means drops and rolls out. Means lands, sending Castillo back, and throws his hands in the air. Just like that, Castillo with a power takedown.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Castillo

Round 2: Means stuffs the takedown and lands a nasty knee to the face. Castillo struggling to close the distance and get inside for a takedown, but he does land a nice right instead. Overhand right from Castillo, who is getting the better of the striking game in this round. Trip takedown, but Means moves directly into full-guard with a body triangle locked in.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Castillo

Round 3: Castillo catching Means when he comes in, using his speed to his advantage. Means trying to bait Castillo in, but he’ll have none of that. Castillo appears to be fighting like he knows he is up on the scorecards, and he eats a knee. Back to the takedown game, as Castillo gets it with a trip. Means, though, rolls through and winds up on top with a minute left. In side control, landing knees to the body, and looking to advance. Huge left hand lands, but Castillo is able to get up and out.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Castillo

Danny Castillo def. Tim Means via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Michael Chiesa vs. Jorge Masvidal

It’s main event time….well, FX prelim main event time, that it, as Michael Chiesa (9-0) will put his undefeated record on the line against Jorge Masvidal (24-7), who has only lost once in his last five fights – with that coming at the hands of Gilbert Melendez for the Strikeforce lightweight title. Dan Miragliotta serves as the referee.

Round 1: Chiesa receives a thunderous ovation, as he hails from nearby. The former Ultimate Fighter winner quickly goes for a double-leg takedown, switches to a single and gets it, but Masvidal is in a good position to move to the back. Chiesa stuns Masvidal and goes in for the finish, looking to lock up a guillotine, but Masvidal powers out and attacks. Big kick to the body, followed by several punches, from Masvidal. Chiesa with a left, as he is showing off an improved striking game. Excellent combo from Chiesa, who is throwing lefts, rights and kicks in bunches. Masvidal with a huge kick to the body that nearly doubles up Chiesa, but he comes back.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Chiesa

Round 2: Just like his corner asked, Chiesa mixes levels and scores with a takedown. Masvidal, though, gets in good position and locks in a guillotine, but Chiesa slips his way free just as Joe Rogan is saying it is in tight. That’s the curse of death for a fighter with a submission locked in:) Masvidal on top with two minutes to go in this round, as Chiesa is rolling to the right, looking for either a way up or a submission, but Masvidal sees this and uncorks with rights and elbows. Masvidal with a vicious knee to the body, forcing him back to his own back. Chiesa rolls, gives up his back, and is eating more lefts and rights. Masvidal working for a choke, and he gets it with just a second left in the round. Chiesa, obviously upset, storms out of the Octagon immediately following the tap, not waiting for the official decision.

Jorge Masvidal def. Michael Chiesa via submission (D’arce choke) at 4:59 of Round 2


Liz Carmouche vs. Jessica Andrade

We open up the main card with a female bantamweight match between Liz Carmouche (8-3) and Jessica Andrade (9-2). Carmouche was originally expected to face Miesha Tate, but she was removed to compete on The Ultimate Fighter as a coach and face Ronda Rousey for the title later this year at UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2. Herb Dean, who will be busy tonight, serves as the referee.

Round 1: Carmouche and Andrade are going right after each other, as most female fighters seem to do. Carmouche scores with a takedown, works in the over-under, but can’t keep her down. Trip takedown by Carmouche and into half-guard, as it has been all “Girlrilla” so far. Into side control, and Carmouche spiders onto the back. Andrade flips her over and lands some nice ground-and-pound, looking to secure a guillotine with 90 seconds left. Andrade working hard for this submission, but she could be tiring herself out trying to secure it, as well.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Andrade

Round 2: Carmouche starts the round with a quick, powerful takedown, her third of the match. Into the full mount, hammering away, is Carmouche. She has her flattened out and the hooks while on Andrade’s back, firing huge lefts and rights. Carmouche goes for a rear-naked choke, and Andrade breaks free, but is still mounted by an aggressive Carmouche. Vicious elbows from Carmouche to the head, as the ref warns her to fight back. Again to the mount, peppering her with rights and lefts as we go under two minutes. Carmouche rolls Andrade back over and lands lefts and rights, forcing the ref to step in and call it.

Liz Carmouche def. Jessica Andrade via TKO (strikes) at 3:57 of Round 2

Robbie Lawler vs. Bobby Voelker

Our first of two welterweight bouts on the main card is up now, as Robbie Lawler (20-9) looks to better his standing in the division vs. Bobby Voelker (24-9). Lawler was originally set to face both Tarec Saffiedine and Siyar Bahadurzada before injuries happened to each fighter. Dan Miragliotta serves as the referee.

Round 1: Lawler takes Voelker down like he’s a sack of potatoes, looking to beat on him. Voelker, though, quickly gets to his feet, eating a knee on the way up. Another knee to the body inside the clinch by Lawler, as he has bloodied Voelker up. The executives at FOX will be happy about that, as there is tons of blood everywhere and it’s still early in this one. Lawler moving freely, blocks a head kick by Voelker. Lawler using his speed and quickness, and now Voelker appears to have injured his foot after throwing a kick. Flying knee by Lawler to end the round connects.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lawler

Round 2: Just like that, Lawler lands a head kick that drops Voelker. Lawler throws his hands in the air and embraces the win.

Robbie Lawler def. Bobby Voelker via KO (head kick) at :24 of Round 2

Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald

The co-main event features two fighters looking to compete for the UFC welterweight title soon, as Jake Ellenberger (29-6) puts his two-fight win streak on the line vs. a returning Rory MacDonald (14-1), who is 4-0 since a loss to Carlos Condit. The referee will be Herb Dean.

Round 1: MacDonald giving Ellenberger the death stare as they prepare to square off. MacDonald catches him with a sharp right jab, and a large “USA” chant breaks out in support of Ellenberger. More of the jab from MacDonald, as Ellenberger has been patient with his striking. Ellenberger closes the distance and lands several lefts and a knee. Big left from Ellenberger off a counter. Quick left jab from “Ares.”

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for MacDonald

Round 2: MacDonald using his size and reach to keep Ellenberger from getting inside and doing any damage. The crowd is getting very restless as the lack of action, but you can’t fault MacDonald for that because he is sticking to his game plan. Ellenberger shoots for a takedown and gets denied. MacDonald peppering him with the jab, much like Georges St-Pierre likes to do.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for MacDonald

Round 3: You would have to think Ellenberger’s corner is telling him he is down and needs to swing for the fences. Ellenberger just cannot figure out how to get inside and attack. Nice straight jab finally lands by Ellenberger, as does an overhand right, with three minutes left. Two straight jabs by MacDonald, who slips on a kick attempt. Left from Ellenberger, as we have more offense in these last two minutes than the first two rounds. Ellenberger powers for a takedown with a minute left. Looking to get into a position to do damage, but MacDonald is tying him up nicely. Just 30 seconds left, and Ellenberger needs a finish, but is stuck inside the guard.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Ellenberger

Rory MacDonald def. Jake Ellenberger via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. John Moraga for the UFC flyweight championship

We’ve arrived at the main event, as UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (17-2-1) defends his title against John Moraga (13-1). Herb Dean serves as the referee in charge.

Round 1: Moraga doing a nice job of landing two, three punches at a time when he comes in after Johnson. “Mighty Mouse” gets inside and lands a big uppercut, but Moraga continues to do some damage with combos. Moraga pushes him up against the fence, negating Johnson’s speed. The champ scores with a takedown, moving to side control and looking for a potential armbar. He gets an arm trapped, but Moraga frees it and is forced to deal with the transition game of Johnson.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Round 2: Big takedown from Johnson to start the round. At the end of the first, he had a good guillotine locked in, but the bell sounded. Now, Johnson moves to side control, landing elbows to the face and now peppering him with rights. Mighty Mouse seems really poised to go for a finish after a handful of consecutive decisions. Moraga catches the head with his legs, but can’t keep it secured. Johnson takes the back and is unloading with rights, dominating this fight through the first eight minutes. Back to the back with a hook locked in, and he drags Moraga to the mat. Moraga, now, gets up and has him pinned against the fence. Johnson shoots from across the Bud Light logo and scores with another takedown.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Round 3: Moraga starting this round much better, coming out after Johnson and attacking. But, once again, Mighty Mouse uses his wrestling and scores with a takedown. Moraga fires up his legs for a submission, but Johnson gets free and passes easily. To the back the champ goes, securing a hook and going over seven minutes of top position. Moraga, though, fights out and gets to his feet. Moraga attempts a takedown, but Johnson gets it instead and moves to an advantageous position. Johnson working the left arm with just over a minute left, but Moraga is able to flip himself free. Moraga ends the round with a takedown, but is unable to do any damage.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Round 4: You would have to think Moraga knows he has 10 minutes to score a finish or lose this fight. Johnson with a takedown and back into control. Again, the champ is working the left arm for a kimura, before shifting over to a guillotine attempt. This has really been a clinic of execution for Johnson, as he transitions to the back, but is unable to keep Moraga down. The two fighters separate and Moraga starts to go for a takedown or slip forward, and it appears as if Johnson caught him with an illegal knee. Nothing was called, so the action continues. Moraga catches him and sends Johnson flying back, but DJ is able to secure a takedown to get his wits back.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Round 5: Coming up next…

Round 5: Moraga busted open the champion late in the fourth, as blood is pouring from his nose. Johnson, though, comes right out and gets his 10th takedown of his bout. Moraga trying to get up and use his striking, but Mighty Mouse will have none of it. Johnson back to work on the kimura, this time the right arm. He transitions to an armbar, and gets it, securing another title defense.

Demetrious Johnson def. John Moraga via submission (armbar) at 3:43 of Round 5 to retain the UFC flyweight championship

Thanks again for joining us. We’ll be back next Saturday with UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie on pay-per-view.