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411's UFC Fight Night 46 Report 7.19.14
Posted by Robert Winfree on 07.19.2014

Hello and good morning everyone, thank you for joining us here at 411mania for live coverage of UFC Fight Night 46. I'm your host for the evening, Robert Winfree. That also means that, because of this aggravating voodoo curse hanging over my head, we're likely in for a long night of fights that don't leave anything approaching a positive impression. I hope I'm wrong, the last event I covered turned out pretty good, but I'd rather be prepared for the worst. Since the fights have a good shot at being boring you can mute the commentary and check out the Radulich in Broadcasting network, home to a variety of on demand audio including the weekly 411 Ground and Pound radio show every Sunday at 8pm eastern. Give the network a chance, you're not going to be disappointed.

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Alright, onto the fights! The UFC British contingent are handling ring announcing and commentary, I'm down.

Flyweight Bout: Patrick Holohan (125.5 lbs.) vs. Josh Sampo (126.5 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: Holohan fights out of Dublin and has a decided hometown advantage. Holohan is working to stay on the outside, he's working kicks and both men are just feeling each other out. Sampo lands a right hand as Holohan was moving forward. Holohan reaches for a takedown, stuffed but Holohan lands a huge uppercut that drops Sampo. Sampo manages to recover enough to not be stopped but he's on bottom and Holohan is in half guard. Sampo grabs for an armbar, he's got the arm but doesn't have proper control and Holohan sneaks out and takes the back. Holohan working for the choke, it's under the chin and Sampo has to tap.

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Patrick Holohan via Submission, rear naked choke, at 3:06 of Round 1

Holohan gets a heck of an ovation for the win. Holohan is with Dan Hardy. Hardy pops the crowd by pointing out the place is packed for the first fight of the night. Holohan says Irish fighters are world class, and says that if he can do it so can anyone and says he's dying for a cup of tea. He says he's been having crazy dreams and it felt like it was clicking but he bit down on the mouthpiece and finished the fight. When watching the replay he says he needs to wash his feet an points out that getting the win is the best feeling in the world.

Light Heavyweight Bout: Cody Donovan (205 lbs.) vs. Nikita Krylov (205 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: Touch of the gloves. Donovan lands a left hook to counter a leg kick. Krylov lands a head kick and he punches Donovan into the fence. Donovan recovers and quickly spins Krylov into the fence. Donovan tries a throw, Krylov counters it and lands on top but Donovan immediately rolls into an armbar. It's pretty close but Krylov pulls his arm out but Donovan gets on top. Krylov reverses and they stand, Krylov lands some knees, then eats a couple of punches before they separate. Donovan quickly shoots and gets Krylov down. Donovan tries to posture but Krylov pushes him off and stands up. They clinch up and start throwing hard at each other. They break, Krylov throws a kick that lands in the groin and Donovan has five minutes to recover. Donovan recovers and we're back. Krylov lands a heavy low kick. Krylov clinches but Donovan throws punches, these two are not saving anything for round two. Donovan lands a big punch in the clinch and Krylov is down. Donovan gets on top, Krylov has enough wits to tie up but Donovan passes from half guard to full mount. Krylov gives up the back and Donovan goes for the choke. Krylov hand fights and turns into Donovan and is on top landing some ground and pound. Donovan turtles up, Krylov has the back with both hooks in. Krylov lands a bunch of punches, the ref warns Donovan to defend himself. Donovan can't do enough to avoid the punches and the ref stops it with seconds left in the round.

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Nikita Krylov via TKO at 4:57 of Round 1

Krylov is happy. No interview, I'm assuming they don't have a Ukrainian translator at present.

Middleweight Bout: Trevor Smith (185.5 lbs.) vs. Tor Troeng (185 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: Touch of the gloves and Smith lands a couple of leg kicks. Smith reaches for a shot, easily stuffed by Troeng and they clinch into the fence. Troeng lands some short punches and knees while keeping Smith against the cage. Troeng keeping Smith on the fence and landing short blows to the midsection. Smith finally breaks the underhooks and is able to break away. Smith lands a left but they wind up clinched again. Troeng resumes kneeing the body. They trade some uppercuts in the clinch, Troeng tries an outside trip but Smith breaks away. Smith lands a leg kick. Another leg kick from Smith, Troeng lands a left hand in close. Troeng lands a right hand off of a kick then catches a leg kick and throws Smith off balance. Brief scramble and Troeng is on top for a moment, Smith has a single leg and pulls Troeng onto the mat for a moment. Troeng quickly regains his feet but eats a knee to the head before he gets the underhooks against the fence. Troeng lands some knees to the body before Smith is able to break away. Smith eats a short uppercut and they clinch as the round ends.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Troeng

ROUND TWO: Both men trade kicks to start the second. Troeng lands some jabs, then a right hand and shoots. Troeng gets the takedown and sits on the legs. Troeng scoots up the legs and has full mount. Smith explodes and dislodges Troeng from mount, Smith ducks under and sweeps Troeng. Smith on top now in full guard. Smith passes to half guard. Troeng thinks about diving under for a leg lock, decides against it. Smith starting to work his ground and pound now, Troeng regains full guard. Troeng scoots himself to the fence and has his back against the cage. Smith sitting on the legs, Troeng scoots out from under and is upright against the fence. Troeng spins Smith into the fence and then breaks away. Troeng lands a couple of short punches. Troeng shadowboxes in close and shoots. Smith grabs a guillotine choke and drops to full guard for it. Troeng looks alright, Smith holding on and squeezing for dear life. The bell sounds and might have saved Troeng there.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Smith, 19-19 overall

ROUND THREE: Touch of gloves to start the final round. Low kick from Smith. Troeng clinches up and lands a knee to the body. Troeng tries a trip, then a double leg, Smith defends and pushes Troeng into the cage. Smith shoots, Troeng defends and takes the back off of the shot. Troeng only had one hook and Smith turns into him and is on top in half guard. Smith working to pass into mount, Smith working on an arm triangle but Smith gets to his side so there's no pressure on his neck. Troeng turtles and gets to his feet, Smith shoots and pulls Troeng down again. Smith on top in full guard. Troeng eats some punches and Smith passes to half guard. Smith looks like he's tring to set up a d'arce choke, Troeng keeps his arm posted to avoid it. Smith loses the grip and takes the back. Troeng tries to roll for a submission, Smith avoids it and just rides out the last ten second on top.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Smith, 29-28 Smith overall

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Trevor Smith via unanimous decision (29-28x3)

Again no interview, this time I'm guessing it's time or performance related.

Middleweight Bout: Mike King (185 lbs.) vs. Cathal Pendred (186 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: Touch of the gloves. King immediately ducks under a combination from Pendred and takes him down. Pendred scrambles back up quickly. They swing for a moment before King pushes Pendred into the fence for a moment and then they break. King switching stances, Pendred stuffs a takedown from King. King lands a right hand and they clinch up. Pendred gets the back standing and tries to throw King. He can't finish a suplex but Pendred does drag King down for a moment. King scrambles back up and lands a right hand as they separate on the feet. Side kick to the body from King. King lands a hard right hand in an exchange and Pendred goes down. King is just raining down punches but Pendred is still moving and defending himself. King on top, gets full mount and he's slowing down to avoid punching himself out. King gets the back and has the choke. Pendred hand fighting and King bails on the choke and just starts punching Pendred in the head. Pendred is still moving and working to defend himself. King goes for an armbar from the back, Pendred pulls out and the crowd ROARS. Pendred back to his feet. Both men taking a moment to regain their breath after the flurries. They clinch up against the fence and Pendred lands a knee to the body. King tries another shot as the round ends.

SCORECARD: 10-9 King, borderline 10-8

ROUND TWO: Let's see if either man has anything left. Pendred lands a right hand. Another right hand from Pendred. Pendred circling, lands a rear hand uppercut. King looks tired. Pendred trying to counter, both guys are much slower. Pendred shoots, has the back standing again and this time gets the lift and slam. Pendred on top, King tries to revers, they scramble and King has a single leg attempt. They stand and Pendred eats a head kick from King, not a lot behind it. They trade some more punches, King mostly fighting southpaw now and looking to set up a head kick. Pendred shoots again, drives King into the fence and pulls the legs out. Pendred has one hook in as King is in the turtle position. Pendred lands some punches, gets the second hook in. Pendred goes for the choke, it's under the chin and King goes unconscious.

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Cathal Pendred via technical submission, rear naked choke, at 3:33 of Round 2

The crowd is jacked up has a very loud chant going of "You'll never beat the Irish". This crowd is awesome.

Pendred says he feels fantastic. He was sitting in the crowd five years ago when the UFC was last in Ireland and said he was going to fight in the UFC when they returned. Pendred says if you work hard and believe you can get anywhere. Pendred says Dana White called the Irish the best pound for pound fans, asks the crowd to be loud and says he wants the UFC to make Dublin an annual stop. Crowd sings "Ole" with Pendred.

I need to say it again, this crowd is awesome.

Flyweight Bout: Phil Harris (126 lbs.) vs. Neil Seery (125.5 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: Touch of the gloves to start. Harris circling to start. Seery lands a left, Harris ducks under and shoots but Seery defends. Harris has Seery clinched against the fence. Seery lands a knee to the body and breaks away. Seery now southpaw, Harris shoots again, Seery stuffs again. Seery switching between southpaw and orthodx depending on which way Harris circles. Seery lands a punch to the top of the head and Harris is down. Seery debates following him but decides he wants him back up. Seery lands a hard right hand and Harris is circling again. They trade left hooks. Seery stalking Harris, Harris lands a short right. Seery lands a right hand, Harris grabs a single leg but Seery defends and they resume striking. Seery lands a combination then reverses a takedown attempt and lands on top. Seery stands and lands a hard leg kick before making Harris stand up. Harris shoots again, shrugged off by Seery with ease. Lead right from Seery lands. Body kick from Seery lands hard. Inside leg kick from Harris. Seery lands a right hand at the end of the round.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Seery

ROUND TWO: Touch of the gloves again. Harris shoots again, Seery sprawls out of it. Seery stuffs another takedown and lands some hard leg kicks before making Harris stand up. Harris lands a bit of a right hand. Seery lands a combination but Harris gets on the hips and has a takedown. Seery keeps his back on the fence and regains his feet. Harris pulls the legs out again, Seery flips him and after a scramble they break. Seery lands a right hand to counter an uppercut. Seery seems to have found the holes in the defense of Harris and is landing almost everything he throws. Harris tries another shot, again stuffed by Seery. Harris lands a left hook. Seery hits a takedown and lands some leg kicks while standing. Seery legs him up after a few kicks to the leg. Seery shoots again, again gets Harris to the mat. This time Seery holds top position and lands a right hand as the round ends.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Seery, 20-18 Seery overall

ROUND THREE: Touch of the gloves for round three. Harris throws an inside leg kick that strays into the groin. Seery has five minutes to recover. He takes about a minute and is ready to go. Seery resumes moving forward, lands a hard leg kick. Harris throws a head kick, easily blocked by Seery. Harris shoots but easily stuffed. Harris is trying to get Seery to over commit to a sprawl and land a punch. Harris shoots and is shrugged aside by Seery. Left hand lands for Seery. Harris shoots, stuffed and Seery escapes the clinch. Seery lands a right hook that wobbles Harris. Stiff jab from Seery. Uppercut lands from Seery and he defends a takedown attempt. Left hand from Seery lands. Harris lands a right hook to counter a leg kick. Left hand lands from Seery. Seery sprawls a takedown attempt, lands a hammerfist and a couple of leg kicks before Harris gets up off of his back. Seery lands a right hand again that has Harris wobbled. Seery follows Harris down and lands some ground and pound. Seery gets on top and lands ground and pound to end the round. Seery was hunting for a finish at the end there.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Seery, 30-27 Seery overall

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Neil Seery via unanimous decision (30-27x3)

Hardy is with Seery now. Seery says he's emotional because Monday he was burying his nephew Jamie. He says the switching of stances was designed to throw off the takedowns, called his boxing sloppy but his takedown defense was good. He says he got the win and that's the most important thing.

Light Heavyweight Bout: Chris Dempsey (204 lbs.) vs. Ilir Latifi (205 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: Touch of the gloves. Latifi wings a right hand early, it doesn't land. Feeling out from both guys, both looking to find the range. Heavy body shot from Latifi. Heavy leg kick from Latifi. Another hard leg kick from Latifi, and a third. Those are starting to add up already. They clinch and Dempsey fights for a guillotine, bails and lands a right. Another leg kick from Latifi. Another leg kick and Dempsey is down. Latifi follows up and lands a right hand that puts Dempsey out cold.

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Ilir Latifi via TKO at 2:07 of Round 1

Latifi is with Dan Hardy. Latifi says he prepares for three rounds but it's nice to win fast. His last fight he won with a submission but this time he wanted to use strikes for the Irish people. He says he loves fighting in Ireland. Latifi says he was aiming to finish the fight standing but the finish came where it came and he's happy with it. He says he's been training the low kicks for a while but this was the right fight to use them.

Lightweight Bout: Naoyuki Kotani (155.5 lbs.) vs. Norman Parke (155.5 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: Touch of gloves, both men fighting southpaw. Kotani circling early, shoots but is stuffed and Parke pushes him into the fence. Parke pulls away and resumes stalking. Inside leg kick from Parke. Parke just misses a head kick. Left hand lands from Kotani. Kotani shoots, stuffed and they clinch up against the fence. Parke lands an uppercut and a hard elbow on the break. Kotani shoots again, Parke defends again. Parke throws a flying knee that barely misses. Head kick from Parke blocked. Body kick from Parke lands. Kotani catches it and pushes Parke into the fence. Parke lands a knee in the clinch as they break. Parke showing a lot of kicks. They clinch up again, trade some heavy knees to the body and then break. Kotani shoots, sprawl by Parke and he remains on top as Kotani turtles. Parke tries to take the back, Kotani stays turtled and gets to the fence. Parke has one hook in and begins landing punches and elbows as the round ends. Those were some big elbows at the end of the round.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Parke

ROUND TWO: Inside leg kick from Parke, then a head kick that's blocked. Overhand left from Parke lands, Kotani shoots and winds up on his back, parke makes him stand up. Parke closes the distance and gets the clinch. Parke has the body lock and lifts and slams Kotani with relative ease. Parke lands in side control and moves Kotan away from the fence. Parke lands a short elbow to the head. Parke winds up on some mor elbows and Kotani hip escapes to half guard. Parke with more sharp elbows. Kotani moves up with his legs and tries for a heel hook, Parke pulls his leg out quickly and they wind up clinched up on the fence again. Parke picks an ankle and is on top again. Parke on top in the ride position and again looking land elbows and punches. Kotani covers up but does nothing but eat a barrage of blows and the ref has to stop it. Parke jumps over the cage and runs to hug someone cage side before returning to the cage.

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Norman Parke via TKO at 3:41 of Round 2

Parke says he wanted to finish the fight in the second and hopes for a post fight bonus. Parke says he wanted to keep Kotani at the end of his jab, but it takes him a while to find his groove and he felt much stronger than Kotani in the clinch and fought there. Parke then adds he wants a top twenty opponent, concluding with "Diego Sanchez, where you at punk?".

Flyweight Bout: Ian McCall (126 lbs.) vs. Brad Pickett (126 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: Touch of the gloves to start things. McCall bouncing around the outside. Inside leg kick from McCall, Pickett coutners with a right hand. Picket reaches for a takedown, McCall gets the front headlock and lands some heavy knees. They clinch on the fence and Pickett throws a knee that goes low and McCall gets five minutes to recover. He's ready to continue. McCall lands a straight left and they scramble, McCall gets the back standing. They spin around the fence and land some knees to the body. It settles down with Pickett holding McCall against the fence and Pickett lands a couple of elbows before McCall breaks free. McCall trying to leap in and land a combination then escape. Both men wing some right hands that just miss. McCall slips away from a left hand from Pickett. McCall keeps sneaking through a straight left hand. Pickett shoots when McCall comes in, they wind up clinched on the fence. McCall spins and lands a knee to the body before breaking away. Pickett lands a right uppercut as McCall moves in. More circling from McCall. Pickett is winging some hooks, McCall slips under them. Pickett does find the range and lands a couple of punches, including an uppercut that get McCall back in his bicycle. Picket just misses a lunging hook, McCall slipped on the mat as the round ends.


ROUND TWO: McCall circling again to start round two. Pickett tries a lunging attack, misses. McCall darting in and out. McCall darts in and shoots, Pickett hardly hits the mat before getting back up. McCall gets the body lock standing and trips Pickett down. McCall lands in full mount. Pickett pushes a leg down and gets his half guard back. Pickett explodes back to his feet. McCall lands a small uppercut and slides away. Another straight left from McCall lands. Pickett reaches for a single, lands a body shot on the break. They both miss and McCall tries for a single leg takedown, doesn't get it. Body kick from McCall, and another one. Pickett shoots and has McCall against the fence for a moment, McCall lands a knee to the body and slides away. McCall lands an inside leg kick that hits the groin so Pickett will have five minutes to recover. Pickett takes less than a minute and we're back to fighting. Pickett misses a right left and clinches up. Pickett can't get a takedown but lands a good left hook on the break. McCall working his left hand again. Pickett is just missing with some haymakers. They clinch up and trade some punches in close range. Pickett grabs a single leg, defended by McCall. McCall tries a spinning backfist that misses, Pickett shoots but McCall defends. McCall circles and Pickett wont try another attack before the round ends.

SCORECARD: 10-9 McCall, 20-19 McCall overall

ROUND THREE: Body kick from McCall lands, his southpaw stance body kick is working well. Another body kick from McCall, left hand behind it. Pickett can't quite find the range and misses another lunging left hook. McCall ducks under an overhand right, lands another body kick. Right hand lands for Pickett and he gets McCall against the fence. Pickett drops for a takedown, McCall defends well but they remain clinched on the fence. McCall breaks away. McCall lands another left hand lead. Pickett lands a hard right hand, McCall shoots but it's stuffed by Pickett. Pickett tries a trip takedown, McCall springs up immediately. Body kick from McCall lands. McCall lands a combination in close quarters. McCall shoots a double and gets Pickett down. McCall on top in full guard, passes to half guard pretty quickly. McCall working the ground and pound, McCall passes to side control then to mount in less than two seconds. Pickett shrimps and gets half guard back. McCall works short punches while Pickett tries to hip escape. McCall passes to side control and lands some short elbows. Pickett scrambles to his feet and they both land some punches in close as the round ends.

SCORECARD: 10-9 McCall, 30-28 McCall overall

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Ian McCall via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27x2)

Crowd cheers McCall. McCall says he wasn't surprised by Pickett and that he let Pickett hit him a few too many times. McCall then says he's going to come get Demetrious Johnson and plans to lay him out. McCall says that the Irish hate the English, the crowd cheers, and McCall says he wanted to push Pickett's buttons to gain an advantage without pushing things too far.

Welterweight Bout: Zak Cummings (171 lbs.) vs. Gunnar Nelson (170.5 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: Touch of gloves. Cummings fights southpaw. Cummings looking to get the range down, Nelson misses a left hand but they clinch up. They fight for position and Nelson lands a knee to the head on the break. A left right combination lands for Nelson. Another left hand lands for Nelson. Nelson lands a body kick. Nelson lands a right hand, Cummings closes distance and gets the back standing. Nelson turns into him and they separate. Body kick from Cummings. Nelson just misses a head kick. Cummings trying to get his jab working. Right hand lands for Nelson and they clinch up. Cummings lands a knee to the body. Cummings tries to land his left hand in close, doesn't really land much and they circle to end the round.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Nelson

ROUND TWO: Circling from both me, neither really has a feel for the distance or timing yet. Cummings lands a left and they clinch along the fence. More left hands from Cummings in close. Knee to the body from Nelson. Cummings turns Nelson into the fence. They break. Straight right from Nelson lands on the chin. Another right hand lands on the nose for Nelson. Inside leg kick from Cummings. Another right for Nelson, he seems to be getting the distance down. Hard body kick from Nelson. Cummings grabs a leg, looks for a single leg, Nelson grabs a head lock and takes the back in the time it took me to blink. Nelson has the full body lock and is alternating punches and choke attempts. Nelson snakes his arm under the chin after bloodying up the nose of Cummings and a few seconds later Nelson has to tap.

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Gunnar Nelson via Submission, rear naked choke, at 4:48 of Round 2

Hardy gets a laugh by pointing out that the stoic Nelson can "barely contain his excitement". Nelson says he had to find his rhythm and that Cummings started out well. He says the crowd is the best he's ever fought in front of in his entire life. Nelson then says he's a Dan Hardy fan, after Hardy says he's a fan of Nelson, Nelson then says it's important to land punches to the head and body when he's got the back to open up the choke and it's important to catch anything you can. Nelson says he'll keep climbing the ladder and would like a top ten or five guy next.

Featherweight Bout: Conor McGregor (146 lbs.) vs. Diego Brandao (145.5 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: Touch of the gloves turns into a quick spinning back kick to the body from McGregor. McGregor fighting southpaw. Both men throwing strikes early, McGregor landing his straight left and Brandao clinches him into the fence. McGregor spins Brandao into the fence. Brandao reverses and looks for a takedown, McGregor reverses and lands on top in full guard. McGregor postures and stands, he goes back down and Brandao goes for a heel hook. McGregor pulls out easily and begins looking for punches from the top. McGregor patiently working punches and elbows as Brandao looks for an opening from his butterfly guard. Brandao pushes him off but eats a right hand from McGregor. Body kick from McGregor, he's starting to pick Brandao apart. Brandao lands a right hand as he pushes forward. Left hand lands for McGregor. Brandao is hurt and McGregor starts pouring on left hands and ref has to stop it! And the O2 loses it's roof to the fans.

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Conor McGregor via TKO at 4:05 of Round 1

Hardy gets the crowd to cheer for McGregor again before giving him the mic. McGregor says he felt calm throughout and that if he got the chance to grapple with him he'd pass and work him over. He says he promised to put him away in the first round and he did. McGregor says no one alive can beat him in Ireland. McGregor says he didn't want to get too aggressive, he says he plans to go back stage, sit with Lorenzo Fertitta, drink some whiskey and talk about fighting in a soccer stadium in Ireland next. McGregor runs down the other Irish wins from the night and says he fed off of that, he says that the Irish fighters aren't here to take part, they're here to take over.

That wraps up the night of fights. The 411 Ground and Pound radio show will be live on Sunday at 8pm eastern and will be talking about this night and UFC Fight Night 45. If you'd like to call in the number is (323) 657-0901. Thanks for joining us and be sure to keep coming back to 411mania for all your pop culture needs.


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