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UFC Fight Night: Maia Vs. Shields Results

Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields.

Tonight’s card comes to us live from the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Alan Patrick vs. Garett Whiteley

We begin with action in the lightweight division, as Alan Patrick (10-0) and Garett Whiteley (8-0) make their Octagon debuts. Both fighters come from the regional circuit and feature unblemished records. Marc Goddard serves as the referee.

Round 1: Patrick wastes no time scoring a power double-leg takedown, dragging Whiteley to the canvas. Whiteley lands a nice elbow, but is unable to avoid the takedown. Quickly, Whiteley back to his feet and Patrick clinches up against the fence. Both fighters are swinging for the fences, but neither can connect. And we have our first low blow of the evening, as Whiteley is stopped in his tracks. Perfectly-timed spinning heel kick by Patrick, who just misses and goes for a takedown. Whiteley lands an uppercut that nearly floors Patrick. Patrick combos a spinning elbow and a right, and Whiteley seems to embrace it, throwing his own right cross. Whiteley lands a knee to the head and appears to have found his range to strike. Just like that, though, Patrick floors Whiteley and pounces. Several big lefts later and this one is over, as the wrestler finishes the striker.

Alan Patrick def. Garett Whiteley via TKO (strikes) at 3:54 of Round 1

Iliarde Santos vs. Chris Cariaso

Flyweights take to the Octagon next, as Iliarde Santos (27-8-1) takes on Chris Cariaso (14-5). Both fighters have dropped their last two inside the Octagon, so a win is much-needed. Keith Peterson is the referee.

Round 1: Santos scores with the first takedown and does minimal damage on top, as Cariaso tries to get out. Santos, though, notices and moves quickly to the mount and nearly secures a leglock. Santos wearing on Cariaso inside the clinch, but a spinning elbow allows him to get out. Big kicks to the body land, followed by some stiff shots with the right. Santos catches him against the fence and lands a right that did damage, as swelling is forming under the eye of Cariaso. One more takedown for Santos to secure the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Santos

Round 2: Cariaso firing off some nice leg kicks to start the round, pushing the action a little more instead of backing up. Santos, though, counters a combo with a jab that does damage. Cariaso might not be able to survive a stand-up war with Santos, who appears to have much more power in his hands. Stiff right jab connects by Santos, as does another, and he is picking him apart. The crowd embraces the striking contest, and the fighters oblige, with Cariaso hitting a pair of uppercuts. Santos stunned and Cariaso goes on the attack. Santos tries for a takedown but Cariaso winds up on top and is trying to mount. Nice ground-and-pound by Cariaso, who is doing damage and working to pass at the same time. Santos recovers and gets out, but is eating shots now in bunches. Cuts and swelling on the face of Santos, who has been decimated over this first three minutes. Four straight jabs land by Cariaso, who has no defense right now. All Cariaso, and Santos looks to be almost finished. Under 50 seconds, and Cariaso catches him against the fence and gets the stoppage. Santos didn’t fall, but the ref had seen enough and stepped in.

Chris Cariaso def. Iliarde Santos via TKO (strikes) at 4:31 of Round 2

David Mitchell vs. Yan Cabral

We head to the welterweight division next, as David Mitchell (12-3) locks horns with Yan Cabral (10-0). Cabral was on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil and owns 10 career submission wins. The third man inside the Octagon will be Mario Yamasaki.

Round 1: Less than a minute in and Cabral takes Mitchell to the mat. He locks in both hooks and takes the back, looking to set up a rear-naked choke. As I said before, Cabral owns 10 wins – all via submission. Mitchell gets to the guard, and Cabral mounts quickly. Mitchell looks for a heel hook, but Cabral slips out and is in side control. Back to the back goes Cabral, who locks in both hooks and is looking for another rear-naked. Mitchell frees himself yet again from the submission attempt. Just all Cabral here in the opening round, as he has shown exactly what he brings to the Octagon.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cabral

Round 2: Cabral with a huge right hand that floors Mitchell, and he pounces. Right to the back is Cabral, looking for another submission, but Mitchell transitions and grabs a footlock for a brief moment. Cabral gets free and is into side control. Mitchell once again survives the ground game of Cabral, who just can’t seem to put him away. Mitchell tries a roll/armbar combo, but Cabral avoids it easily and is back in side control. Despite being a submission master, Cabral is showing excellent striking, especially when attacking Mitchell from the top position.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cabral

Round 3: More of the same from Cabral, who has had little trouble taking Mitchell down. More excellent transition work, as Cabral goes from submission to submission. Mitchell, though, continues to defend. As we approach two minutes, Cabral has a brief rear-naked choke locked in, but can’t keep it secured. Mitchell tosses up a triangle with a minute left, but after the wear and tear of two-plus rounds, he doesn’t have the energy to lock it in. Cabral escapes and passes, going for a possible arm-triangle choke as the round clicks down. Cabral can’t lock it in and Mitchell survives.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cabral

Yan Cabral def. David Mitchell via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ildemar Alcantara vs. Igor Araujo

We wrap up the preliminary action with welterweights Ildemar Alcantara (19-5) and Igor Araujo (23-6). Alcantara has 10 knockout finishes, while Araujo owns 17 submission wins in his career. We go back to Marc Goddard for the referee duties.

Round 1: Araujo coming right after Alcantara, not showing any signs of Octagon-jitters. Big kick by Araujo, who clinches and is working for a takedown. He drops down for a double-leg, but Alcantara fends it off and reverses field. Araujo pulls guard, but Alcantara wants none of that and allows him back up. Nice takedown defense by Alcantara as Araujo comes in strong. Alcantara with a pair of knees to the body, as he is taking advantage of his length. Araujo attempts a takedown, but also just kind of falls to the mat at the same time. The result gets Alcantara to the ground, as Araujo sweeps and winds up on top. Alcantara reverses and lands a nice elbow from the top. Alcantara catches the neck of Araujo, but he can’t secure the submission. It looked to be in tight, but Alcantara lost control when he went to the canvas.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Araujo

Round 2: Araujo gets the better of a quick strike exchange to start the round, forcing Alcantara to backpedal. Alcantara with a takedown after locking in both under hooks, and Araujo quickly works for an armlock. Now working the neck, Araujo is really showing everything he has in his book. Alcantara lands a right and scores a trip takedown, but Araujo is able to get on top after he gets too high. Araujo attempts a D’arce choke as we near the end of the round, but is unable to secure it.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Araujo

Round 3: Alcantara with a nice knee to the body, but Araujo doesn’t seem concerned by it. Araujo drops down for a takedown, working the single-leg and getting it with a trip. Under four minutes, and he has plenty of time to work the offense. Alcantara has hold of a possible kimura, but is taking damage in an attempt to keep hold of it. Araujo gets free of the submission and goes back to work from half-guard. Just a very disappointing performance for Alcantara in this one, as Araujo remains looking for a submission throughout.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Araujo

Igor Araujo def. Ildemar Alcantara via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Raphael Assuncao vs. T.J. Dillashaw

Bantamweights looking to make some noise duke it out next, as Raphael Assuncao (20-4) puts his four-fight win streak on the line against T.J. Dillashaw (8-1), who also has won his last four. Dillashaw is one of the few Team Alpha Male fighters not currently lined up for the December card from Sacramento. We’ll have Mario Yamasaki in charge of the fighters.

This should really be a good one, as Dillashaw is trying to keep the 13-fight unbeaten streak for Team Alpha Male intact under Duane Ludwig.

Round 1: Assuncao with the first blow of the fight, landing a right. Jon Anik reports that neither fighter has been taken down in their UFC careers. Assuncao sharp with his striking in the early going, as Dillashaw has been just a fraction off. Dillashaw switches stances and lands a single-leg takedown. Assuncao quickly to his feet, and nearly takes his back in the process. Sweeping leg kicks by the Brazilian. Dillashaw comes back with his own head kick attempt, and Assuncao scores with a combo. Head kick lands by Dillashaw, but Assuncao just catches it and moves forward. Nice sprawl and Dillashaw winds up on the back, locking in both hooks and looking for a rear-naked choke with two minutes to go. Assuncao goes to the ground and is no longer being choked. He breaks free, but Dillashaw remains on his back and secures the choke once again with 80 seconds left. Dillashaw putting a lot into this, but he can’t get the tap. Dillashaw flattens Assuncao to his belly, but the Brazilian gets to his feet. Slap of hands to show respect for the exchange. Great match so far, great match. Assuncao has some swelling under his eye.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Dillashaw

Round 2: Assuncao switching stances and lands a big left, followed by a kick to the lead leg. Both catch leg kicks, but neither can score with a trip takedown off it. Assuncao throwing more power shots, spinning attempts, while Dillashaw is measuring and using more precise striking. Big kick to the body by the Brazilian. Assuncao defends a takedown and lands a nasty right, exciting the by-partisan crowd. Takedown and Assuncao goes for a choke off it. Dillashaw gets out of it, moves to the mount and still has his head caught by Assuncao. Just over two minutes left in the round. Dillashaw gets out and free, but is likely behind after that smooth submission attempt. Left hook by Assuncao after each fighter throws a series of strikes in a matter of moments. Just beautiful exchanges through almost two rounds of action. Dillashaw gets the takedown and has a hook in. He’s bleeding out of the nose, and Assuncao quickly gets out.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Assuncao

Round 3: Dillashaw the aggressor, landing a nice knee. His corner told him he might have lost round two, and he appears to have a sense of urgency with that information. Dillashaw drops him with a shot, though it appears as if Assuncao may have moved for a takedown at the same time. Regardless, Assuncao is backing up plenty this round and Dillashaw is moving forward. Dillashaw now cut over his eye as we go under two minutes left in the fight. Nice knee to the body by Dillashaw, followed by a left hook. Dillashaw scores with a sort-of takedown, and fends off one from Assuncao. Big right lands by Dillashaw, and Assuncao waves him on to keep coming.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Dillashaw

Raphael Assuncao def. T.J. Dillashaw via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Mike Pierce vs. Rousimar Palhares

The first of three main card welterweight bouts hits the Octagon with Mike Pierce (17-5) putting a four-fight win streak on the line against Rousimar Palhares (14-5), who has dropped his last two. We’ll have Keith Peterson acting as the third man inside the cage.

Round 1: Pierce pressing forward, lands a nice right and scores a takedown. Of course, Palhares is in his element on the ground. Pierce quickly gets up, but Palhares again locks on a submission and this one is over. UFC president Dana White said Palhares needed to show him striking, but he didn’t really have a chance. Palhares just incredible on the ground, locking it up within seconds.

Rousimar Palhares def. Mike Pierce via submission (heel hook) at :31 of Round 1

Fabio Maldonado vs. Joey Beltran

This one has quick finish written all over it, as Fabio Maldonado (19-6) takes on Joey Beltran (14-8). Combined these two have 23 finishes in their careers, including 12 by Maldonado. Mario Yamasaki receives the draw for this one.

Round 1: Beltran a flurry, but it’s Maldonado that lands the more powerful strike. That could be the template for this one. Break in the action after a low blow, which we haven’t had a lot of tonight. Beltran with a combo, and goes for a takedown, but gets denied. Beltran working the neck and is able to gain the advantage inside the clinch. Big shot to the body by Beltran, who is wearing on Maldonado. Beltran continuing to grind away, and there’s the power of Maldonado, who lands a left. Maldonado allows the takedown by grabbing the head, but he isn’t able to get it and quickly gets back to his feet.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Beltran

Round 2: Maldonado finding his groove with his jab, working to keep Beltran from getting in close. Beltran fires back with some outside leg kicks. And, we are back against the fence, a place where Beltran has lived and dominated. Again, like the end of the first, Maldonado lays against the fence and tells Beltran to attack – which he does. Beltran goes elbow, elbow, knee to the body. Beltran is just picking him apart, but maybe that is the plan for Maldonado; to tire him out. Now, Maldonado finding his range again, landing some heavy lefts that are doing damage. Uppercut by Maldonado followed by a left jab, and the crowd senses something in the final moments. Beltran flinching from taking the action to another level.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Beltran

Round 3: Maldonado looks like he must be down on the scorecards, coming right out after Beltran. He’s using his jab effectively, snapping Beltran’s head back. Big combo hurts Beltran, and Maldonado could be sensing the kill. He asks for Beltran to come after him, and he obliges. Beltran going back to the clinch, forcing his way up against the fence. Three minutes to go and Beltran might just be trying to survive and win, dropping down for a takedown but he’s unable to get it. The ref has seen enough and separates them fo rhte final two-plus minutes. Maldonado is talking to Beltran and continues to want him to engage. Maybe he should push forward instead of asking Beltran to. Just a thought. Low blow on Beltran causes a stoppage in the action. We are tied 1-1 in that department. Maldonado with a right and Beltran uses dirty boxing to back him up. Big knee to the body by Beltran and a front-headlock attempt that drops Maldonado as we go under 40 seconds.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Beltran

Fabio Maldonado def. Joey Beltran via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Matt Hamill vs. Thiago Silva

The second straight light heavyweight bout features Matt Hamill (11-4) and Thiago Silva (15-3). Hamill retired at one point recently, while Silva has been sidelined previously after failing post-fight drug tests. Also, let’s not forget Hamill owns a win over UFC champion Jon Jones – albeit by disqualification. Keith Peterson serves as the referee.

Silva actually failed to make weight, forfeiting 25-percent of his purse to Hamill. He’ll also be ineligible for any fight-night bonuses, but can achieve his win bonus with a victory. He weighed in at 208 pounds.

Round 1: Silva looks big, and he is after making weight. Actually looks extremely out of shape, does Silva. Hamill with an easy trip takedown – almost a push-over takedown. Hamill showing the uppercut, but has yet to come in 100-percent on anything. Silva defends a takedown attempt. Silva lands a right that stops Hamill and nearly floors him. It looks as if Silva has found his range and wants the kill. Just ever-moving-forward is “The Pitbull,” despite looking, as the announcers said, “a little soft.” Hamill now pushing the action, but he has yet to shoot for another takedown since getting stuffed.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hamill

Round 2: Hamill lands the first strike, but Silva does more damage with his striking. Stiff jabs by Hamill, who follows up with a takedown. Easy as anything for Hamill, but he can’t keep Silva down. Hamill continues to damage the body, landing another big liver shot. His striking has looked much better, but not as powerful as Silva. Leg kick by the Pitbull connects. Heavy breathing by Silva, who did try and lose those two extra pounds after the initial weigh-ins. You have to wonder how much that took out of him. Silva catches Hamill with a series of rights and drops him. Hamill trying to survive, but Silva takes the back with 90 seconds left. Hamill gets out and back to his feet. Those rights hurt him though. More big strikes get through by Silva, who is bloodying up the face of Hamill. Back to wrestling for Hamill, which keeps him from eating any further strikes by Silva. Takedown to end the round, but the damage has been done.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Silva

Round 3: Silva takes the back to start the round, working the body. He’s damaged the leg of Hamill, who was checking his thigh between rounds for concern. More kicks to the leg by Silva, as both men are breathing heavily. Weak takedown attempt from Hamill is easily defended. Another leg kick, and this one nearly floors Hamill. The leg is just about done for the American, who hasn’t been checking anything. More and more punishment to the leg by Silva, who is executing his attack to a T. Silva just kicking the leg out of Hamill, who nearly falls over twice. The ref is showing concern, telling him to put his hands up or he will stop this one. Hamill survives, but likely will be dealt the L.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Silva

Thiago Silva def. Matt Hamill via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)

Erick Silva vs. Dong Hyun Kim

We finish out with two bouts in the welterweight division. First up is Erick Silva (15-3) and Dong Hyun Kim (17-2-1). Silva is 3-2 within the Octagon, while Kim has won two straight and three of his last four. Mario Yamasaki will referee the co-main event.

Round 1: Spinning attack by Silva, but Kim blocks it with his back. Quickly, Kim goes for a takedown, working a single-leg but is unable to get it. Kim going back on the single-leg, but Silva defends well. A lot of pressure from Kim to start, and Silva seems to be unsure of what to do. Wild spinning backfist by Kim doesn’t connect as they clinch yet again. Kim finally scores with a takedown and is working the back. Kim out-wrestling Silva, which isn’t too much of a surprise. It will be interesting to see if he can keep this up through the remainder of the bout.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kim

Round 2: Oh man, Silva is fired up. Big shot to the body, followed by a flying knee and a huge right floors Kim. Silva hitting everything, but Kim recovers and holds on for dear life. Silva came out like a ball of fire there, but Kim didn’t seem phased by it too much. Kim continues to push forward, and the pace seems to have caught up to both fighters as they are breathing heavily. Right hand from Silva connects, as does a low kick. With over half the fight left, these two may have pushed too hard, too fast. Right from Silva lands and Kim has his mouth open, but is still standing. Silva takes the back, but can’t get the takedown after Kim grabs the fence. He’s been warned, but the damage wasn’t done. Out of nowhere, Kim “Stun Gun’s” Silva and floors him, as both threw at the exact same time. Kim’s left connected and Silva is out.

Dong Hyun Kim def. Erick Silva via KO (left-hand) at 3:01 of Round 2

Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields

For a Wednesday night main event, it doesn’t get much better than this, as Demian Maia (18-4) looks to improve to 4-0 since moving down to welterweight vs. former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields (28-6-1). Both these fighters are former No. 1 contenders to the UFC title. We have Marc Goddard patrolling the Octagon.

Round 1: Shields is amped up and ready to go, coming right out after Maia. First thing Maia does: shoot for the takedown. Shields defending well, pushes forward and avoids the takedown. Maia still with the clinch and he takes him down. Shields pulls guard, attacking from his back within the butterfly guard. Maia trying to posture up and land, and does so with a couple of rights. Maia latches on the back, but Shields bucks him off and into half-guard. Excellent defense by Shields. Some nice ground work by Shields. Interesting round to score between these two.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Maia

Round 2: Shields, again, comes out fast, throwing a nice set of leg kicks. Both go for a takedown, and it’s Maia getting the better of the grappling exchange, but Shields counters and scores with a takedown. He does appear to be bleeding from the nose area, possibly from when they collided at the start of the round. Shields into half-guard with over half the round left. Shields working hard to keep Maia down as both fighters are using up a lot of energy in this round and not a lot of result. A very unappealing fight but interesting one, as these two are masters on the ground.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Shields

Round 3: We had our longest striking exchange, as the takedown wasn’t tried until over a minute into the round. Maia has the advantage, but Shields transitions nicely. Perfect counter from the former Strikeforce champion. Maia lands the biggest strike of the match and goes to the back, scoring with a takedown. Maia trying to lock in a hook, peppering him with shots to the face and Shields flips to the mount. Incredible work by Shields on the ground. The crowd is restless over the lack of action, but this really has been a very technical contest.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Shields

Round 4: The crowd seems unsure what to think about this fight, as Shields is working for a takedown hard against the fence, and Maia is defending well. Even Jose Aldo just a few feet from the Octagon seems unsure. The ref has seen enough and gets the loudest ovation in a while by separating them. With just two minutes left, Maia scores the takedown and has time to do some damage in a round that has been uneventful to say the least. The ref quickly warns Maia to work or he’ll stand them up.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Maia

Round 5: Well, I’ve got this tied up 2-2, so let’s see who wants it more. Both fighters look exhausted, so it could be one takedown and win the round/win the fight. Maia comes out with a big right that misses, and Shields comes with his own. Shields going for another takedown as we go under three minutes and Maia underhooks and reverses. Shields denies the takedown and they separate. Nice kick to the body by Shields. Maia with a left but it has little behind it and Shields looks the more energetic of the two. Just 90 seconds remain and Shields goes for the takedown, bullying Maia up against the fence. Shields tries to wrap up the legs with 30 seconds left but the ref steps in. Time is ticking and they are going to go out firing.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Maia

Jake Shields def. Demian Maia via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)

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