411's UFC Fight Night 27: Kampmann vs. Condit Report 08.28.13
Posted by Robert Winfree on 08.28.2013
Carlos Condit defeated Martin Kampmann by fourth round TKO, Rafael dos Anjos stepped up and defeated Donald Cerrone by unanimous decision and more! Check out 411’s complete UFC Fight Night 27 report for all the details!
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PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 5 p.m. ET)
Ben Alloway vs. Zak Cummings
Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2, 6 p.m. ET)
Papy Abedi vs. Dylan Andrews
Justin Edwards vs. Brandon Thatch
Darren Elkins vs. Hatsu Hioki
James Head vs. Jason High
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann
Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon
Court McGee vs. Robert Whittaker
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez
Robert McDaniel vs. Brad Tavares
That's right ladies and gentlemen, the UFC is back on Fox Sports 1, and I, Robert Winfree, have the distinct honor of keeping you all up to date on the goings on. The 411 Ground and Pound radio show will be live this Sunday at 9 PM Eastern Standard time to discuss this event, as well as the upcoming UFC 164 that takes place this Saturday. Mark Radulich will have you all covered for that event. Should you want to call in and talk about either event the call in number is (323) 657-0901.
Kenny Florian and Jon Anik are on the mic, further cementing the Ha-Ha that Mark Radulich gave me when I agreed to cover this event.
Lightweight Bout: Roger Bowling vs. Able Trujillo
As Trujillo is coming out Anik drops "explosive" to describe him. Anyone playing that drinking game is likely in for a long night.
ROUND ONE: Some circling to start out, then Bowling lands a solid right hand. Both men are throwing now. Bowling with a jab that finds Trujillo's chin. Bowling's lead left is working well for him and Trujillo can't find the range. Lead left hook from Trujillo misses. Trujillo lands a counter as Bowling comes in. Bowling changes levels and gets under Trujillo's hips, lifts him up and lands a slam. Trujillo gets back to his feet almost instantly. They trade some leather again, then Trujillo lands a knee to the body. Inside leg kick from Bowling, but Trujillo blitzes him in response, Bowling drops down to one knee and Trujillo gets his back. Bowling stands up and tries to roll out but Trujillo winds up on top, then passes into side control. Bowling regains his feet momentarily but Trujillo lands a shot and drags him back down. Bowling back up again, but again Trujillo takes him down. Bowling has a guillotine choke, looks pretty tight but Trujillo scrambles and avoids tapping out but Bowling winds up in top position, then tries the guillotine again. Doesn't work and the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Bowling, 10-9 Bowling overall
ROUND TWO: Trujillo misses a left hook to start. Bowling with a body kick, Trujillo throws a combination in response. Bowling shoots and finishes the takedown against the fence. Trujillo regains his feet again. Trujillo lands some punches as the separate. Leg kick from Bowling as Trujillo seems to be slowing down. They clinch against the fence and Trujillo lands a knee to the body before they break. Bowling with a nice liver shot then pushes hard. Trujillo lands a couple of counter shots before Bowling lands another takedown. Bowling in half guard against the cage. Trujillo gives up his back but regains his feet. Both men seem to be slowing down now, they're trading jabs. Trujillo lands a stiff jab. Another leg kick from Bowling. Both men are visibly tired here, Bowling shoots again and gets Trujillo down again. Trujillo gives up his back but Bowling grabs a rear naked choke. Trujillo survives and scrambles, Trujillo lands a blatantly illegal knee as Bowling was still on the ground when Trujillo threw it. Replay shows Trujillo landed two knees, one legal to the chest, the other one hit Bowling square in the face. The ref has called for time, and the ref is taking a point from Trujillo. If Bowling can't continue he'll disqualify Trujillo. And the doctor has indeed stopped the fight.
OFFICIAL RESULT: No Contest 4:57 of Round 2
The official clarified his position, because the second knee was unintentional and Bowling couldn't continue the result is a No Contest. Wasn't a horrible fight before that, maybe we'll get a rematch.
Welterweight Bout: Zak Cummings vs. Benny Alloway
Benny Alloway comes out to Bleed it out by Linkin Park, which was Lyoto Machida's music for every fight except his last one. I guess if you skip an event the music goes up for grabs.
ROUND ONE: Cummings comes out southpaw. Inside leg kick from Alloway. Alloway gets a takedown, scramble from both men and they wind up against the fence with Cummings looking for the double leg. Knee to the body from Alloway, Cummings lands a combination before he gets a body lock and takes Alloway down into side control. Alloway gets back to his feet but Cummings keeps him pushed against the fence. Alloway turns and escapes. They trade some blows before clinching again, Cummings pushes Alloway against the fence and looks for another double. Alloway is defending the takedown and Cummings gives up on it. Cummings gets the body lock again, mostly he's holding Alloway on the cage and landing some little blows to the body and legs. Alloway gets the Thai clinch, which prompts Cummings to change levels again and look for a double. It takes a moment but Cummings does get the takedown and moves into side control. Alloway gives up his back, Cummings looks for a d'arce choke, and Alloway taps.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Winner, Zak Cummings Submission D'arce choke at 4:19 of Round 1
Cummings gets interview time, he warns that we'll be seeing a lot of him and he's here to stay.
That'll do it for the Youtube or Facebook prelims, the fights will move to Fox Sports 2 for the rest of the preliminary fights before moving onto Fox Sports 1 for the main card.
Welterweight Bout: James Head vs. Jason High
Really, how does James Head not have a nick name? I mean, the potential for either seriousness or levity is quite large. Personally I'd go with "Gitmo", pronounced "Get-Moe". He could be protesting the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and Bruce Buffer would announce him as James "Gitmo" Head. Come on, it's win win.
ROUND ONE: Herb Dean is the official for this fight. High comes out southpaw. Both men a little cautious to start. Head closes the distance and grabs High's neck, but High transitions into a double leg and gets on top in half guard. High slowly moving Head towards the fence. High stands up and lands a shot going down, Head tries to get up but High grabs a guillotine. They struggle for a bit, High gets the mount with the guillotine and Head has to tap.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Winner Jason High, Submission, Guillotine choke 1:47 Round 1
Featherweight Bout: Hatsu Hioki vs. Darren Elkins
ROUND ONE: Vegas has Hioki as a slight favorite. Elkins moving forward with lefts. Hioki lands a body shot, Elkins moves forward throwing punches. Neither guy is landing very well so far though. Hioki clips Elkins with a left hook that backs Elkins up. Hioki lands a body kick. Elkins backing up now as Hioki is pressing the action. Head kick from Hioki, mostly blocked. Body kick from Hioki, Elkins looks for a takedown but Hioki defends it and throws a knee on the break. Hioki is really working the body here. Elkins pushes forward and lands a combination to Hioki against the cage. Hioki lands another live kick and Elkins is really hurt. Hioki gets the front headlock position as Elkins is trying to recover. Elkins was hurt to the body and he's trying to recover. Hioki transitions to the back, Elkins rolls over, Elkins looks for a heel hook that lets him escape. Elkins shoots, Hioki is against the cage. Elkins gets a takedown but Hioki transitions and has a semi crucifix position. Hioki is landing punches as the round comes to an end.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Hioki, 10-9 Hioki overall
ROUND TWO:Elkins comes out throwing, he lands a good combiantion on Hioki. Hioki grabs a single, and gets Elkins down. Elkins scrambles and escapes back to his feet. Elkins lands a left. Hioki seems to have abandoned the body work so far. Hioki lands a knee. Both men engage again. Hioki lands a body kick. Leg kick from Hioki. Elkins shoots and gets a double, Hioki is down and Elkins is in full guard. Hioki gets his back to the cage, Elkins landing some body shots as Hioki tries to stand. Elkins gets his back, Hioki rolls back to full guard. Hioki manages to get back to his feet, Elkins may have landed an illegal knee while both are standing. No motion from the ref. Hioki looks for a kimura, Elkins drops down but Hioki gets his back and looks for the choke. Elkins escapes but Hioki is on top in mount. Elkins is sliding out the back and is on top again. Elkins ends the round on top in half guard.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Elkins, 19-19 overall
ROUND THREE: Elkins comes out pressuring again, both men are throwing. Hioki circles away, he's trying to work the body again but his timing is off it seems. Elkins goes for a double leg, gets the takedown into full guard. Hioki goes to rubber guard momentarily then back to full. Elkins landing some shots as Hioki is looking to set up a triangle choke. More punches from Elkins. Elkins looking to pass into half guard, Hioki degends and regains full guard. Elkins still landing shots, Hioki goes for a triangle, Elkins pulls out and resumes working from full guard. Elkins gets half guard with Hioki against the cage, looks like he'll just ride out the last few seconds in top position.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Elkins, 29-28 Elkins overall.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Winner Darren Elkins, Unanimous Decision (29-28x3)
First decision of the night and no sign of Clucky. Elkins thinks the mental game is his strongest attribute, he mentions recovering from the hard body shots in the first round. Elkins wants another top rated fighter next so he can get back into title contention.
Welterweight Bout: Justin Edwards vs. Brandon Thatch
ROUND ONE:Thatch is 6'2, which is pretty big for a welterweight. Thatch comes out southpaw, switches back and forth a couple of times before Edwards gets the clinch. They fight in the clinch for a while, then Thatch lands a hard kick that rocks Edwards. Thatch lands a knee to the face and Edwards is visibly hurt. Edwards is fighting, but he's hurt, and against the cage, Thatch lands some knees, Edwards goes down again and the ref stops it. Justin Edwards may not be elite level, but man that was an impressive performance from Thatch.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Winner Brandon Thatch, TKO 1:23 Round 1
Thatch admits to the dreaded Octagon jitters, says he was waiting for Edwards to switch levels and look for a takedown and then did what he does best. Indeed he did, great performance from Thatch.
Given all the time free, we head back to the studio with Karyn Bryant, Chael Sonnen, and Rashad Evans. That may be the least likable panel in MMA history. We also get a replay of Cummings and Alloway.
Middleweight Bout: Dylan Andrews vs. Papy Abedi
ROUND ONE: Dylan Andrews nickname is "The Villain", which instantly scores points with me. Both men cautious to start. Abedi with a body kick. And another from Abedi. Andrews briefly switches stances to southpaw. Another body kick from Abedi. Abedi gets the clinch against the cage and grabs a single leg. Andrews separates the hands and we're just clinching. Abedi switches from a single to a double and slams Andrews down. Abedi in side control, Andrews manages to get up then takes down Abedi. Abedi gets back up quickly, and pushes Andrews against the fence. Abedi with an inside trip and he's in full guard. Andrews tries to elevate Abedi but nothing doing and Abedi passes into half guard. Then passes into side control, around to the front headlock position. Abedi was looking for a choke, but couldn't get his hands connected and Andrews is up pushing Abedi against the cage. Abedi with a nice judo throw to get Andrews down. They scramble and Abedi looks for the guillotine again but Andrews escapes and takes Abedi down into side control to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Abedi, 10-9 Abedi overall
ROUND TWO: Between rounds Andrews mentioned a hurt left hand. Andrews comes out looking to land with the right. Body kick from Abedi. Inside leg kick from Andrews. And another leg kick from Andrews. Neither man really doing anything so far in the second. Crowd is getting restless here, not that I blame them. Abedi misses with a big left. Body kick from Abedi. Andrews moves forward and lands to the body before they clinch. Abedi tries a trip but Andrews counters and they're back up. Abedi lands a big left right combination and Andrews is down. Abedi in half guard throwing some shots. Knee to the body from half guard by Abedi. Abedi stands and lands some shots to the face, then tries a guillotine. That doesn't go anywhere, he tries for it again but can't get the submission position. He's more using it to control Andrews at this point, and Abeidy winds up in side control. Andrews hip escapes and we're clinched against the cage again with Andrews pushing Abedi against the fence. Andrews lands a low knee and both men break just before the bell.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Abedi, 20-18 Abedi overall
ROUND THREE:More circling to start the third round. Andrews misses with an uppercut but pushes forward, lands a knee to the body but Abedi clinches Andrews against the cage. Herb Dean separates the fighters. Andrews lands a straight right hand, then some uppercuts, Abedi is hurt! Andrews lands a bunch of punches as Abedi was shooting and the ref stops it, Abedi is done! Great comeback for Andrews.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Winner Dylan Andrews, TKO 1:32 Round 3
And we've just had one decision on the night, Clucky is still lurking though, I can feel it. Andrews says the left arm issues started after he got thrown on his shoulder in the first round.
That does it for the prelims boys and girls, we'll be moving back to the panel. We'll be on Fox Sports 1 for the main card, which starts off with Brand Tavares taking on Robert "Bubba" McDaniel.
Middleweight Bout: Brad Tavares vs. Robert McDaniel
ROUND ONE: McDaniel is southpaw here. Both men throwing some kicks early, though they seem a little cautious to begin with. Straight left from McDaniel and McDaniel gets a body lock and pushes Tavares against the cage. Tavares pushes off and they're standing again. Tavares misses a high kick. McDaniel lands a one, two. Tavares can't seem to find the range right now. Tavares with a takedown but he stands up and McDaniel stands back up as well. They clash, scramble a bit but McDaniel winds up pushing Tavares against the cage again. McDaniel lands a knee that goes low and the clinch gets broken. Tavares has landed a few kicks to the outside of McDaniel's lead leg that have turned it a shade of pink. McDaniel lands a combination and gets the clinch again, this time Tavares reverses and pushes McDaniel against the cage. Tavares has a body lock, McDaniel manages to push off and Tavares lands a body kick as the round comes to an end.
SCORECARD: 10-9 McDaniel, but it wasn't a very active or impressive round, could go either way. 10-9 McDaniel overall.
ROUND TWO: Tavares lands an outside leg kick to start the round. Tavares lands as they get close, McDaniel looks hesitant. Tavares lands a left hook that put McDaniel down, but he gets up very quickly. Another outside leg kick from Tavares. They clash, Tavares lands a right hand but he's off blance and McDaniel falls into a takedown. Tavares working butterfly guard, and he gets back to his feet. McDaniel grabs the front headlock and pushes Tavares against the cage. Tavares pushes McDaniel off. Tavares misses another high kick. Body kick from McDaniel but Tavares counters with a striaght left that drops McDaniel momentarily. Another body kick from Tavares. Tavares moving forward, not much action. McDaniel gets the clinch, Tavares gets a reversal on the takedown and winds up on top. Tavares stands back up and lands some leg kicks while McDaniel is on his back. The ref stands them back up, and they clinch in the middle of the cage to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Tavares, 19-19 overall but it could be two to none for Tavares.
ROUND THREE: Tavares lands an outside leg kick to start the round. McDaniel lands a nice left hand and they clinch. Tavares pushes McDaniel against the cage and looks to be working a body lock. McDaniel pushes him off. McDaniel throws a high kick, checked. Tavares throws a kick that lands absolutely flush into McDaniel's groin. It was unintentional but the toes went right into the cup. McDaniel shakes it off and we're fighting again. McDaniel shoots on a double and gets Tavares down. McDaniel in half guard. McDaniel landing some shots, trying to pass but can't clear the leg. Tavares looks for a kimura to halt the motion of McDaniel. McDaniel pulls his arm out, Tavares goes on his knees, McDaniel tries to take his back but Tavares rolls back into full guard. McDaniel passes into half guard, landing som weak shots to the body. McDaniel probably needs a finish here. McDaniel passes into side control, then Tavares recovers full guard and that will end the fight.
SCORECARD: 10-9 McDaniel, 29-28 McDaniel overall, though again that first round could have been 10-10 or easily gone to Tavares.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Winner Brad Tavares, Unanimous decision (29-28x3)
Like I said, that first round could have easily gone either way. Still no Clucky sightings.
Bantamweight Bout: Erik Perez vs. Takeya Mizugaki
ROUND ONE: Both men start throwin early, Mizugaki looking for a left hook while Perez looks to counter. Mizugaki lands a right hook as Perez looks for a left to the body. Perez tries a flying knee and gets punched for his trouble. Perez misses with a big right hand, then transitions to a double leg and gets Mizugaki down against the fence. Mizugaki gets back to his feet, but Perez tries for another takedown and gets it. Mizugaki gets back to his feet again and gets away from Perez. Mizugaki with a leg kick, Perez catches it and goes for another takedown. He can't finish it at first, it takes a couple of seconds but he does complete the takedown. Mizugaki gets up yet again and is kneed in the body in the process. This time Mizugaki lands a takedown as Perez threw a wild right hand. Mizugaki gets the back and tries to work for the choke. Perez gets him off his back and they clinch against the cage again. Perez with a knee to the body before he changes levels again. Perez lands a couple of short right hands as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Perez
ROUND TWO: Perez with a body kick, Mizugaki with a right hand. Both men throwing again, Mizugaki seems to be landing more consistently. Perez lands a right hand, then misses with a wheel kick. Both men seem more cautious this round, Perez lands a kick to the body but Mizugaki with a counter right. Perez shoots but gets absolutely nothing this time. Mizugaki lands a good knee as Perez moves forward and bulls him against the cage. Mizugaki breaks quickly. Both men keep leaning in and throwing hooks for a second before backing off. Perez stuffs a Mizugaki takedown. Mizukagi lands a counter left, Perez shoots but Mizugaki defends against the cage. Perez looks for a single. Perez lands a knee to the body on the break but Mizugaki throws a left hand. Mizugaki lands a straight right to counter a front kick from Perez. Perez shoots as the round ends, but can't get the takedown and we end clinched against the fence.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Mizugaki, 19-19 overall
ROUND THREE: They clash, Mizugaki lands a left to the body and a right to the head. Good combination counters from Mizugaki. Perez misses with a right hook. Perez lands some punches, Mizugaki counters. Perez throws a kick but Mizugaki catches it and we wind up against the fence. They break rather quickly. Perez throws a right hand as a setup for a takedown, which he gets but Mizugaki gets up. Perez transitions to the back, Mizugaki defends and we're clinched up again. Mizugaki with a throw and he's in full guard. Mizugaki with a couple of punches, Perez tries to stand up and Mizugaki gets his back. Mizugaki goes for the choke, it's under the chin, but Perez survives and escapes. Both men throw and Perez shoots, and winds up pushing Mizugaki against the fence. Perez tries for another takedown against the cage. He can't complete it and Mizugaki regains his feet. Mizugaki pushes Perez against the cage. Mizugaki breaks and lands some punches as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Mizugaki, 29-28 Mizugaki overall.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Winner Takeya Mizugaki, Split Decision (28-29, 29-28x2)
Not surprised this one was a split decision, I didn't see it that way but it's not exactly a Clucky call for one judge to give Perez two rounds. Nice fight, two tough guys.
Welterweight Bout: Court McGee vs. Robert Whittaker
Side note, CM Punk is cage side.
ROUND ONE: Touch of the gloves to start us. McGee moving forward early, throwing kicks. He shoots and we're clinched. Whittaker manages to spin out. McGee moving forward, landing a shot to the body. McGee lands a couple of leg kicks, then a body kick. Another body kick from McGee. Whittaker lands a jab to the face. Whittaker moves forward with a lead right. McGee moves forward with a left. Whittaker lands a left hook that drops McGee for a moment. Whittaker is finding the distance with his jab. McGee lands a takedown, Whittaker gets up quickly. Leg kick from McGee and they trade again. Whittaker is landing with his left hand pretty regularly. McGee shoots and is stuffed to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Whittaker based on the knockdown and more accurate strikes, 10-9 Whittaker overall
ROUND TWO:McGee comes forward to start the round. McGee with a spinning backfist that misses. McGee lands a huge right and Whittaker is rocked. McGee is pressuring Whittaker now. McGee shoots, and clinches Whittaker against the cage. Whittaker escapes after eating an elbow. McGee lands a body kick, then shoots again. This time he pull Whittaker down and gets his back for a moment before Whittaker gets back up. McGee using body kicks. McGee shoots again, we clinch against the cage yet again. Whittaker escapes again. Body kick from McGee again. McGee is pushing forward with volume. Whittaker is throwing elbows from the standing position like punches when McGee comes in. McGee fakes a shot, Whittaker misses with a high kick as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 McGee, 19-19 overall
ROUND THREE:McGee comes out aggressive again, and throws a head kick. McGee with a body kick, Whittaker presses forward with a combination. Spinning back kick to the body from McGee. McGee catches Whittaker off balance and he goes to a knee. Whittaker comes forward, his left hand is landing again. Whittaker lands a combination, McGee lands a few of his own. McGee shoots, stuffed by Whittaker. McGee keeps pushing forward. Both men are throwing a good volume of strikes. McGee lands a left, shoots, stuffed again. Whittaker can't seem to get set in the last bit of this round. McGee lands a right hand, a couple of kicks, Whittaker is backing up. Both men throw leather to end the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 McGee, 29-28 McGee overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: Winner Court McGee by Split Decision (30-27 Whittaker, 30-27 and 29-28 for McGee
There's Clucky. I don't think either guy earned a 30-27 score.
Tough fight all around, neither guy looked bad.
Welterweight Bout: Kelvin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon
ROUND ONE: Both men throwing early, hesitant though not really committing. Gastelum gets a takedown, Melancon gets back to his feet and they're trading knees against the cage. Melancon gets away from the clinch. They trade, neither man landing clean. Body kick from Gastelum. Gastelum lands a big combination and Melancon goes down, Gastelum gets the back and chokes out Brian Melancon. Fast and impressive from Gastelum.
Gastelum get's interview time. He says he feels good at welterweight, and was wary of Melancon's power so he jumped on the submission quickly.
Lightweight Bout: Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos
ROUND ONE: Dos Anjos comes out southpaw. Cerrone with an outside leg kick. Knee from Cerrone, dos Anjos throws a superman punch. Body kick from dos Anjos, combo from Cerrone. One two from Cerrone, body kick from dos Anjos. Knee to the body from Cerrone. Outside leg kick from Cerrone, dos Anjos throws a left. Body kick from Cerrone, both men staying busy. Dos Anjos lands a big right hook that drops Cerrone! Dos Anjos gets a takedown, but Cerrone throws up a triangle almost immediately. Dos Anjos escapes and winds up in Cerrone's full guard. Cerrone tries another triangle, but dos Anjos escapes again and lands a couple of elbows. More short elbows from dos Anjos, he's taking his time here minding his positioning. More elbows from dos Anjos. Round ends with dos Anjos on top after landing an elbow.
SCORECARD: 10-9 dos Anjos
ROUND TWO: Dos Anjos comes out aggressive, Cerrone lands a leg kick. Dos Anjos throws a left to the body, then a liver kick. Cerrone with an outside leg kick. Knee to the head from dos Anjos. Left hook to the head from dos Anjos, then another body kick. Cerrone shoots and gets dos Anjos down, into half guard. They scramble a little and Cerrone winds up in half guard on the other side. Cerrone thinks about a guillotine, but dos Anjos gets back to his feet. Dos Anjos shoots, they're clinched against the cage, Cerrone defends and lands a knee on the break. Cerrone looking to establish the jab now. Dos Anjos moving forward, shoots, they're against the cage and he gets the takedown. Dos Anjos in full guard, Cerrone looks for a submission but can't get the positioning right. Round ends with a shot from dos Anjos.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Cerrone, but very close. 19-19 overall.
ROUND THREE: Dos Anjos misses a head kick. Big leg kick from Cerrone that takes dos Anjos off of his feet. Dos Anjos tries another head kick. Cerrone backing up, which is really uncharacteristic of him. Dos Anjos lands a straight left. Cerrone working the body with thrust kicks now. Body kick from Cerrone. Another one, this one caught and dos Anjos shoots. They wind up against the cage, dos Anjos really working for a takedown but can't quite finish it. Cerrone spins away from the takedown. Lead right hook from dos Anjos. Dos Anjos shoots, Cerrone defends. Cerrone is picking up the pace here and dos Anjos seems to be taking Miesha Tate's advice on coasting to victory. Big right hand from dos Anjos. Cerrone moves forward and throws a jumping knee to end the fight.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Cerrone, 29-28 Cerrone overall. That second round could have gone either way and will be the deciding round of the fight.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Winner Rafael dos Anjos, Unanimous decision (29-28x3)
Welterweight Bout: Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann
ROUND ONE: Martin Kampmann stealing Mark Henry's walkout music is just wrong on a bunch of levels. Kampmann looks for a single immediately and they wind up against the fence. Kampmann gets an inside trip from a body lock into Condit's full guard. Condit attacks a leg, Kampmann spins out and gets back into full guard. Condit gets to his feet, but Kampmann has his back and drags him back down. Condit escapes and winds up on top of Kampmann. Kampmann gets back up and clinches Condit again. Kampmann drops down for a takedown and gets it. Condit looks for a kimura from the full guard. He bails on that, then looks for it again. Condit gets back to his feet and lands a couple of elbows to Kampmann. Condit tries a spinning kick, misses badly. A couple of punches land for Condit then Kampmann grabs a single and spins Condit back to the mat. Condit ends the round on his back with Kampmann in jos full guard.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Kampmann, 10-9 Kampmann overall
ROUND TWO: Condit working kicks early. Kampmann shoots again, stuffed this time. Leg kick from Condit. Kampmann lands a couple of jabs. Kampmann pushes forward. Condit can't seem to get his range yet. Kampmann clinches up, nothing doing. Kampmann throws a couple of punches and shoots again. Condit stuffs him again and works his jab. Condit lands a right hand and a glancing head kick. Kampmann shoots again, Condit stuffs it and gets Kampmann's back. Condit lands a knee. Leg kick from Condit. Kampmann pushes forward, Condit counters. Condit with a body kick, he throws a spinning back fist that misses. Kampmann shoots again, Condit defending well. Condit switches position and gets Kampmann's back for a moment. Condit moving forward with punches. Kampmann lands a couple of punches, misses a takedown and the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Condit, 19-19 overall
ROUND THREE: Kampmann comes forward with a couple of jabs. Condit throwing hooks now. Kampmann moves forward, gets the clinch, Condit breaks away and lands a right hand. Kampmann shoots again, this time gets it. Condit works for a switch against the cage. Condit does not go down, Kampmann has a body lock as they're against the cage again. Condit spins Kampmann around and lands a couple of strikes. Condit with a head kick. Condit lands a couple of punches that bloody up Kampmann. Kampmann shoots, nothing doing. Kampmann lands a left. Condit lands another couple of punches. Condit is coming on strong now. Condit lands a lead uppercut and right hand follow. Condit is really finding his range here. Condit lands a straight right off of a kick. Leg kick from Condit. Condit pressing forward, throws a jumping knee. Kampmann tries another takedown, Condit has a tight choke. Kampmann escapes, Condit gets his back, tries for a choke. Kampmann survives and Condit gets full back mount, looking for the choke. Kampmann escapes back to his feet as the round ends. Kampmann is bloodies up and his left eye is swelling.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Condit, 29-28 Condit overall.
ROUND FOUR: Kampmann comes out and looks for a takedown immediately. Condit gets back and they separate. Condit is stalking Kampmann, lands a left hook and follows up with punches. Kampmann survives, then Condit grabs the thai clinch, lands a knee, a left to the body, and Kampmann goes down. This time the ref has seen enough and waves off the fight.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Winner Carlos Condit, TKO :54 Round 4
Condit explains that he adjusted between the first and second round to the takedown plan of Kampmann and started picking him apart with the striking. He thanks his coaches and partners and calls the win a team effort. Condit says he wants another title shot, but says the division is full of interesting fights. I still want Carlos Condit to fight Matt Brown, just because that fight would be all kinds of awesome.
That does it for tonight. This Saturday Mark Radulich will have you covered for UFC 164, Henderson vs. Pettis 2. Next week, same time and same channel I'll have you covered again for UFC Fight Night Bader vs. Teixeira. I'll see you guys next time.