UFC Fight Night 30: Machida vs. Munoz Live Results & Discussion

UFC Fight Night 30 comes to you live from the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England and is being broadcast live on FOX Sports 2! This card is headlined by none other than Lyoto Machida who makes his first appearance at middleweight to step in for an injured Michael Bisping to take on a top contender in Mark Munoz. Stay tuned for live results starting from the bottom of the page up, updated between each and every round!

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MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 2, 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m PT)

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Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz

Referee: Leon Roberts

Round 1:

A touch of the gloves and our main event is underway. Machida with his patented wide stance approaching Munoz in a very calm, calculated approach. Munoz looking more tentative than usual in this feeling out process.Machida explodes with a body kick. Both fighters are really picking their shots. Machida continues to press forward slowly, throwing body kicks when he sees an opening. Machida times a BEAUTIFUL high kick and knocks Munoz out instantly. No follow up ground and pound as Leon Roberts stops the fight.

Lyoto Machida def. Mark Munoz via knock out (high kick) at 3:20 in round 1.
Melvin Guillard vs. Ross Pearson

Referee: Mark Goddard

Round 1:

Pearson chasing after Guillard right away with his chin tucked throwing a huge overhand right. Pearson with a good inside low kick. Guillard throwing his right hand but Pearson doing a good job slipping and evading the power of it. Guillard tags Pearson with a jab-straight combination. Guillard lands a knee as Pearson comes in. Pearson jumps up for a flying knee, Guillard catches him mid air and slams him to the ground. Guillard lands two knees to the head of Pearson, one being illegal as Pearson had a hand on the ground. The referee calls a time out. The doctors come in and stop the fight.

NO CONTEST
Ryan Jimmo vs. Jimi Manuwa

Referee: Neal Hall

Round 1:

Jimmo is quick to take it to Manuwa landing a left straight right off the bat. As Manuwa comes in to clinch, Jimmo lands a hard kick to the body and then reverses Manuwa pinning him against the cage. Jimmo is working some knees in the clinch. Hall calls for action as the two battle for control and separates them shortly after. Manuwa clinches up almost immediately after he lands a knee pushing Jimmo against the cage. Manuwa looks to soften up the legs of Jimmo with some knees. Jimmo is able to grab both underhooks and push Manuwa around and back into the cage to work some knees of his own. Manuwa pushes off the cage turning Jimmo into it to land more knees. Hall separates the two from the cage. Manuwa exploding with a lead left hook attempt followed by a hard outside low kick. Jimmo lands aright. Manuwa continuing to attack the legs of Jimmo with another outside kick. Manuwa is ripping low kicks to the thighs of Jimmo while Jimmo looks to hit the body with his kicks.

Mikal’s Scorecard: 10-9 Manuwa

Round 2:

Jimmo is quick to press Manuwa against the cage to start this second round though he wasn’t able to land anything significant other than a high knee before the referee separates the two. Manuwa explodes with a body kick after the reset. Jimmo lands another kick to the body. Manuwa drives forward clinching with Jimmo against the cage, forcing him to carry his weight as he attacks his legs with knees. Jimmo gets an underhook and turns Manuwa against the cage. Manuwa throws a knee in the clinch that hits the cup of Jimmo. No point deduction as we resume. Manuwa continues to batter the legs of Jimmo with a low kick which has Jimmo driving forward clinching with Manuwa, pressing him against the cage. Hall is immediately calling for action as the two have minimal output with their strikes. They are separated once more. Manuwa presses forward clinching with Jimmo and pressing him against the cage once more. Manuwa looked for an outside trip but Jimmo shrugs him off. They scramble. Manuwa lands a knee on their way up that has Jimmo backing up. Jimmo’s leg appears to of given out and he drops to the ground. Before Manuwa can swarm on him the referee calls the fight.

Jimi Manuwa def. Ryan Jimmo via TKO at 4:41 in round 2
Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck

Referee: Leon Roberts

Round 1:

Tuck opens with a high kick followed by an inside low kick. Parke looking a little tentative out the cage, trying to find his range. Tuck lands a straight right. As Tuck threw his jab Parke countered with a straight. Tuck grabs hold of a Thai-collar and looks to throw Parke down but Parke remains on his feet and Tuck lets go of the clinch. Tuck throws out a jab, Parke calls for an eye poke but the referee doesn’t see it and Tuck chases after Parke. Rogan announces that in the replay it was a punch and not an eye poke. Tuck comes in with a straight right, Parke counters with a left. Parke finding a home for his left counter. Parke starting to chase Tuck around, throwing kicks from the outside. Tuck comes in with another right but is countered once again. Parke throws his hands in the air right infront of Tuck taunting him. Final 10 seconds and Parke drives forward and secures a big take down before the bell.

Mikal’s Scorecard: 10-9 Parke

Round 2:

Tuck really starting to aim for the body of Parke, following the advice of his corner.Parke starting to pressure Tuck, stalking him down the cage. Tuck is only throwing single punches while Parke is unloading combinations and finding much more success in the striking. Tuck throws another straight right that is easily dodged and countered by the much fresher Parke. Parke comes forward with a 3 punch combination, closing the combination with a strong left to the jaw of Tuck. Parke is picking apart Tuck, almost always finding a home for that left hand.  Tuck has been backpedaling for the majority of this round eating most of the shots Parke throws at him.

Mikal’s Scorecard: 10-9 Parke

Round 3:

Parke continues to keep the pressure on Tuck, chasing him down the octagon throwing at a very high volume while Tuck is simply looking for a big power shot with little set ups.Parke lands a pretty big uppercut but is countered by a good right by Tuck. After eating a jab, Tuck’s mouth piece falls out. He bends over to pick it up and put it back in his mouth, Parke chases him down as he tries to put it back in. Tuck continues to back up – he’s very flat footed while Parke still looks quite fresh as he continues to stalk down Tuck. Tuck has found his range a little bit more so in this round, finding a home for his jab and able to bloody the nose of Parke but Parke is still getting the better of the exchanges. 20 seconds remaining, both fighters looking to close out strong. 10 seconds and Parke explodes forward with some wild kicks before the bell though none land flush.

Mikal’s Scorecard: 10-9 Parke

Normal Parke def. Jon Tuck via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Nicholas Musoke vs. Alessio Sakara

Referee: Mark Goddard

Round 1:

Sakara quickly stuns Musoke with a right, dropping Musoke. Sakara jumps on top of him but quickly returns back to his feet to prevent him from recovering. Musoke is up and now stuns Sakara with a shot. The two are exchanging some hard shots! Both have been clipped badly. They clinch up with Musoke tripping Sakara and ending up in top control. Sakara throws up a triangle attempt but doesn’t commit to it. After some battling for position, Sakara explodes and pushes Musoke off of him, sweeping him and moving to top position. Sakara is now working in the open guard of Musoke who quickly isolates an arm and explodes for an arm bar! Sakara taps!

Nicholas Musoke def. Alessio Sakara via submission (armbar) at 3:07 in round 1.

 

Phil Harris vs. John Lineker

Referee: Neal Hall

Round 1:

Lineker working to establish his range early on while landing two low kicks consecutively. Lineker eats a straight right to throw a looping right of his own. Harris very light on his feet and so far avoiding the damage of Lineker. Harris throws a jab. Harris backs up, Lineker connects with a right that sends Harris to the mat but he quickly gets back to his feet. Harris throws a low kick, Lineker counters with a left hook that drops Harris. Lineker lands another hard right that drops Harris. Harris gets back up again. Lineker with an uppercut. Harris is really rocked at this point. Lineker stalking him down. Lineker connects with a huge hook to the liver that has Harris hunched over. Lineker swarms – Hall stops the fight.

John Lineker def. Phil Harris via TKO at 2:51 in round 1.

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PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2, 12:15 p.m. ET/9:15 a.m PT)

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Piotr Hallmann vs. Al Iaquinta

Referee: Leon Roberts

Iaquinta shoots in immediately for a take down. Hallman defends and is able to separate. Hallman pressing forward looking to land some combinations but Iaquinta doing a great job circling and throwing kicks from the outside. Iaquinta sets up a right hand with a jab, Hallman counters with an overhand right. Hallman lands a high kick as Iaquinta walks straight towards him. Iaquinta chases Hallman down landing a high kick. So far, nothing too damaging has landed from either fighter. Hallman putting his chin down and exploding forward, with Iauqinta getting the better of the counters. Iaquinta has really found a home for his body kick while Hallman has yet to find his range. Iaquinta changes levels and shoots for a single leg but Hallman keeps his balance and stuffs it. Final 10 seconds, Hallman shoots in for a very quick takedown and secures it before the bell.

Mikal’s Scorecard: 10-9 Hallman

Round Two:

-stream died, came back as Iaquinta drops Hallman- Hallman is in a bad position as Iaquinta has him rocked. He’s looking to put him away but Hallman is very quick to recover. Hallman pops back up to his feet and shortly after eats a high kick. Iaquinta explodes forward looking for a take down, driving Hallman into the cage. Hallman defends and the two move off of the cage. Iaquinta sets up a right with his jab as well as a high kick. Hallman is hesitating. Iaquinta closes the round strong.

Mikal’s Scorecard: 10-9 Iaquinta.

Round Three:

Iaquinta showing some good footwork to open this round, circling well and looking for angles. Hallman shoots for a take down, Iaquinta uses an overhook to stay in a neutral position and return to his feet. As Hallman throws a left hook, Iaquinta extends his arm out and accidentally pokes Hallman in the eye. No point is taken away as we resume. Hallman comes out very aggressive with just over three minutes left in the round, landing a stiff right. Iaquinta doing a good job of backing away when Hallman is throwing his heavy punches. Hallman once again shoots in for the take down, almost completes it, Iaquinta back to his feet but Hallman stays on him and takes him down once more only to pop back up to their feet. They exchange kicks. Hallman shoots for a take down but  Iaquinta stuffs it and drives Hallman towards the cage. 1:00 remaining. They move off of the cage. Iaquinta shoots for a take down, eating a knee to the body but driving through once again taking Hallman to the cage. Hallman defends until the final 10 seconds where Iaquinta drags him down but they pop up quickly and engage in a brief exchange before the buzzer.

Mikal’s Scorecard: 10-9 Iaquinta

Al Iaquinta def. Piotr Hallman via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Luke Barnatt vs. Andrew Craig

Referee: Mark Goddard

Round 1:

Craig opens with a big overhand right on the much taller Barnatt, followed by a chopping low kick. Barnatt looking to set up his jab, Craig throws a jab and sets up a big right straight that tags Barnatt. Craig throws a hard low kick that has Craig backing up and somewhat limping but he recovers. Craig continuing to establish his jab while Craig is throwing wild punches. Craig sets up an overhand right with a left hook to the body, both landing flush. Craig is working his stick and move strategy as he tries to avoid the power shots of Craig. Barnatt drops Craig with a right. Craig is on wobbley legs. He falls. Barnatt celebrates early, hesitating to jump on Craig. Barnatt then swarms him but isn’t able to put him away. Craig gets back to his feet but is still on wobbly legs. 10 seconds remaining, Barnatt tries to finish it with a flying knee but Craig survives.

Mikal’s Scorecard: 10-9 Barnatt

Round Two:

Craig appears to have fully recovered. Barnatt has found his range and is setting up a straight right with his jab very well. Craig throws a kick to the body that is countered by a right from Barnatt. Barnatt drops Craig again, but ONCE AGAIN celebrates early. Craig pops back up to his feet only to be hip thrown by Barnatt who lands in Craig’s side control. Craig rolls, Barnatt takes his back. Barnatt sinks in a rear naked choke and Craig taps!

Luke Barnatt def. Andrew Craig via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:12 in round 2.
Jessica Andrade vs. Rosi Sexton

Referee: Neal Hall

Round 1:

Andrade opening with a front kick. Andrade takes a very low stance. Andrade starts swinging some heavy shots, tagging Sexton with some hard straight punches all strung together. Sexton is backing up – Andrade has her against the cage but Sexton clinches up grabbing a Thai-clinch landing a knee to the body. Sexton now presses forward and lands a straight right. Once again, Andrade is the aggressor winging left and right combinations. Sexton is wearing the damage now, bleeding from the nose. Andrade lands a stiff jab as Sexton is coming in, following it up with a hard right hook that lands flush. Sexton is once again backing up all the way to the  cage as Andrade stalks her down. They move to the center. Andrade continues to land flush with combinations. Sexton counters with a straight right of her own that stuns Andrade – but only for a moment as she’s back on the attack. Andrade secures a hip throw landing in Sexton’s side control. Sexton is able to escape and return to her feet. Sexton changes levels for a take down but Andrade stuffs it. Final 10 seconds. Andrade explodes forward winging punches, dropping Sexton with a right and landing an unfortunately illegal knee just before the bell.

Mikal’s Scorecard: 10-9 Andrade

Round Two:

We see Andrade coming forward with much more of the same, landing some hard shots that appear to have Sexton hurt but there’s no quit in her! Sexton is firing back and pressing forward. Andrade begins teeing off on Sexton, landing hard lefts and rights. Sexton is covering up against the cage. Andrade lands a big knee followed by continuous punches. Sexton looks to be very hurt but she still manages to circle off the cage. Andrade stalks her down backing her up against the cage and continues to tee off on Sexton. Sexton’s face is busted up. Andrade is punishing Sexton, but Sexton still isn’t quitting! Sexton fires back with a superman punch.  Andrade is continuing to stalk Sexton down, backing her up to the cage. Sexton explodes forward looking to land a combination but Andrade circles away. Andrade chases her down, backing Sexton up against the cage once more now punishing the body with kicks and even more punches. Sexton changes levels and secures a take down just before the round ends.

Mikal’s Scorecard: 10-9 Andrade

Round Three:

Andrade looks to do much more of the same and blitz her opponent. It doesn’t appear as though Sexton has any quit in her. The crowd begins to chat “Rosi!” to support her in this third and final round. Sexton closes the distance and clinches up but Andrade turns her against the cage. The two separate. They exchange jabs. Sexton still trying to press forward. Sexton lands a HUGE right that has Andrade backing up looking stunned. Andrade triples up on her right hook. Sexton begins to back up, Andrade chases her down backing her up against the cage. Andrade is landing some punishing kicks to the body. Sexton circles off the cage once more, only to be pushed right back into it by Andrade. 1:30 remaining in the round. Sexton changes levels for a take down, Andrade stuffs. They return to their feet. Andrade punishes Sexton with some more combinations forcing her to shoot for another take down but Andrade stuffs it with ease. Final 10 seconds, Andrade explodes forward blitzing Sexton barraging her with punches against the cage to close out the fight very strong.

Mikal’s Scorecard: 10-9 Andrade

Jessica Andrade def. Rosi Sexton via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-26)

Cole Miller vs. Andy Ogle

Referee: Leon Roberts

Round 1:

Ogle looking crisp with his striking already, landing a stiff jab to the head and body. Miller tags Ogle with an overhand right that has Ogle backing up. They clinch up, Miller grabbing hold of a Thai-clinch. Ogle pushes through pressing Miller against the fence. He changes level for a single but lets it go. Miller once again with the Thai-clinch landing two solid knees. They move away from the cage, Ogle uses a Judo throw and gets on top of Miller. Miller uses his under hook to sweep Ogle and take his back. Miller locks in a body triangle half way through the first round. Miller is battling to sink his arm under the neck of Ogle, Ogle looking to roll into Miller but Miller has him locked up tight giving him very little room. They continue to roll but Miller isn’t letting go of his back. Ogle looking frustrated as he begins to throw some weak punches to the face of Miller as he’s behind him on his back. Miller traps Ogle’s left arm with his legs but the round ends before he can do anything with it.

Mikal’s Scorecard: 10-9 Miller

Round Two:

Ogle and Miller exchange punches for a moment but Ogle is quick to feint and change levels looking for a single leg. Miller defends for now but Ogle continues to drive through towards the cage. Miller catches the neck of Ogle as he tries to drive through and looks to sink in an arm-in guillotine. Miller isn’t able to obtain full guard and isn’t able to finish the choke. Ogle looks to work from top position. Miller locks up a tight full guard, preventing Ogle from creating space for some ground strikes. Miller throwing some heel strikes to the back of Ogle’s thigh. Miller uses butterfly hooks to sweep Ogle but Ogle quickly regains top position. Miller throws his legs up for a triangle but isn’t able to lock it in.  Miller once again sweeps Ogle landing in full mount immediately transitioning to an arm bar attempt. Ogle defends the arm bar but Miller transitions to his back. Miller traps his right arm with his legs and looks for the rear naked choke. Ogle gets his arm free, Miller locks in a body triangle and rides out the round.

Mikal’s Scorecard: 10-9 Miller

Round Three:

Ogle looking to explode forward with a kick but misses wide. Miller tags him with a straight right. Ogle fighting like he is down two rounds constantly pressing forward throwing looping punches and straight combinations. Miller tags him with a left counter but Ogle keeps coming forward. Ogle going to the body and follows it up with an uppercut. Miller has a small cut under his right eye. Ogle drives forward and level changes, securing a take down. Ogle finally creates space to allow for some good ground and pound as Miller is pressed against the cage on the bottom. Ogle lands about six unanswered elbows. Ogle postures to his feet and is looking to throw Miller’s legs to the side and to rain down some hard leather. Miller is able to secure a tighter guard restricting the space of Ogle, though he’s far less active from the bottom in this round. Miller begins to throw more heel kicks to the thigh of Ogle but Ogle follows it up with a few more elbows and some hard rights to the body. Final 10 seconds in the round, Ogle postures up to his feet. Miller lands an upkick just before the buzzer to close out the round.

Mikal’s Scorecard: 10-9 Ogle

Cole Miller def. Andy Ogle via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jimy Hettes vs. Robert Whiteford

Referee: Neal Hall

Round 1:

Whiteford opening up with a lead right hook. He then comes over the top with a left straight. Hettes throws a low kick, Whiteford catches it and counters with a straight. Hettes engages in a clinch but Whiteford turns him against the cage. Whiteford level changes and looks for a single but Hettes keeps his balance on his left leg and stuffs the take down. Whiteford drives through. changing levels once more and looks for a double leg. Whiteford moves to his back – Hettes uses a beautiful hip throw landing in the side mount of Whiteford. Hettes traps the right arm of Whiteford with his legs. Whiteford gets his arm free and rolls but Hettes is quick to look to take his back.  Hettes sinks in both hooks and is on the hunt for a rear naked choke. He switches to a body triangle. 0:45 on the clock. W

Mikal’s Scorecard: 10-9 Hettes

Round Two:

Hettes is very aggressive out of the gate. throwing combinations and pushing forward. Hettes ties up with Whiteford tripping him to the ground and immediately takes his back. He has both hooks in, quickly changing to a body triangle. Whiteford props himself up to his knees and is looking to turn into Hettes to obtain top control. He turns but Hettes looks to sink in a triangle. He tightens it up – Whiteford doesn’t tap but the referee stops the fight to end it via technical submission!

Jimy Hettes def. Robert Whiteford via submission (triangle choke) in round 2.
Michael Kuiper vs. Brad Scott

Referee: Mark Goddard

Round 1:

A touch of the gloves and the prelims are underway. Kuiper immediately setting up his low kicks with his dutch kickboxing like stance. Scott is looking to work his jab off the get go. Scott finds a home for a straight right. Scott fakes a take down and lands a big uppercut – the two clinch up. Kuiper throws a knee to the body, Scott drives through pushing Kuiper against the cage. The two fighters exchange knees in the clinch. Kuiper, the Judo expert, lands an outside throw but Scott quickly returns to his feet and once again leans on Kuiper against the cage forcing him to hold his weight. Kuiper grabs hold of a Thai clinch but doesn’t find room to throw a knee. Scott creates a bit of distance and explodes with an elbow. After a delay of action, Goddard separates the two with just over 90 seconds remaining in the round. Scott comes forward with a jab-jab-hook to the body combination and once again driving Scott against the cage. Scott defends a trip, throwing Kuiper himself down. As they scramble and Kuiper looks to get to his feet, Scott grabs hold of Kuiper’s neck and locks up a standing front choke! Kuiper taps!

Brad Scott def. Michael Kuiper by submission (front choke) at 4:17 in round 1.

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