The Top-400 Fights of 2012: #150-126

#150

FIGHT: Rich Hale vs. Thiago Santos
DATE: November 2
CARD: Bellator 79
VENUE: Casino Rama
LOCATION: Rama, Ontario
RESULT: Hale R1 TKO
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: n/a
MY SCORECARD: n/a
PLAY-BY-PLAY: (via TheMMAReport)
Round 1 – Santos opened the round by landing several shots that appeared to stun Hale and Santos looked for a standing guillotine choke. Hale would be able to escape the submission attempt and Santos landed a strike that set up a takedown. While on the ground, Santos landed multiple strikes, but Hale was able to get off his back. The fighters would grapple against the cage and Hale looked for a standing guillotine choke against the cage. After a lack of action, the fighters would be separated by the referee. Upon the stand up, Santos appeared to be gassed out and Hale landed a strike that dropped Santos and landed ground and pound to finish the fight.
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#149

FIGHT: Oli Thompson vs. Shawn Jordan
DATE: March 3
CARD: UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann
VENUE: Allphones Arena
LOCATION: Sydney, Australia
RESULT: Jordan R2 TKO
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: n/a
MY SCORECARD: n/a
PLAY-BY-PLAY: (via 5th Round)
1stRound: Jordan connects with a left hand and Thompson counters with a one-two combination. Jordan tags him with consecutive uppercuts and follows up with a left. Thompson’s left eye is already banged up. Jordan unleashes a right, uppercut and knee flurry that drops Thompson. Jordan pounces, but his opponent manages to scramble free after eating some knees. Both of Thompson’s eyes are battered now. Jordan, 10-9.

2ndRound: Thompson lands a solid leg kick. Both heavyweights are flinging leather, but nothing devastating has landed. Jordan clocks him with a huge uppercut and Thompson appears dazed and confused. He floors Thompson with an uppercut and knee. Jordan goes in for the kill. Game over.
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#148

FIGHT: Ainsley Robinson vs. Chad Laprise
DATE: October 12
CARD: Bellator 76
VENUE: Caesars Windsor
LOCATION: Windsor, Ontario
RESULT: Laprise UD
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: 30-27 Laprise, 30-27 Laprise, 30-27 Laprise
MY SCORECARD: 30-28 Laprise
PLAY-BY-PLAY: (via TheMMAReport)
Round 1 – The action opened with both fighters looking for their distance and choosing their shots wisely. Laprise was able to land a combination that dropped Robinson, but he would be able to get back to his feet. Laprise continued to throw several strikes and Robinson looked for a takedown, which he achieved. Laprise would be able to get back to his feet and continued to control the fight. Laprise would land a knee in the clinch, which dropped Robinson. Robinson would survive the round with Laprise continuing to pressure him and was looking for the finish.

Round 2 – Robinson opened the round by pushing forward and landed a combination. Robinson was throwing wild punches and Laprise was able to move away from the strikes. Robinson looked for a takedown, but it was stopped by his opponent. Laprise landed an uppercut, which forced Robinson to cover up as Laprise looked for a combination. Laprise landed a right hand and Robinson appears to be gassed out. The fighters began to slug it out with Laprise getting the advantage. The round would end with Laprise landed multiple shots from the ground and Robinson was able to survive.

Round 3 – Laprise stalked around Robinson in the opening minutes of the round and Robinson appeared to have nothing left in the gas tank. Robinson was able to land a counter right hand, but Laprise was able to get a takedown and in top position. He would transition to full mount, which lead him to getting the back of his opponent. Once having the back, Laprise went for a rear-naked choke. Robinson was defend the submission attempt and made it to the final bell.
VIDEO:

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDYyMTE5MzQ0.html

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#147

FIGHT: Matt Wiman vs. Paul Sass
DATE: September 29
CARD: UFC on Fuel: Miocic vs. Struve
VENUE: Capital FM Arena
LOCATION: Nottingham, England
RESULT: Wiman R1 Submission (Armbar)
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: n/a
MY SCORECARD: n/a
PLAY-BY-PLAY: (via MMAWeekly)
Round 1: They touch gloves and Wiman throws a leg kick that Sass catches and quickly gets the fight to the ground. Sass works short shots inside of Wiman’s guard. Sass lands a solid elbow. Sass drops back for a leg lock. He switches to an oma plata. Wiman gets free. Sass stays on him and gains top position. Sass looks for an ankle lock and gives it up. Wiman applies a triangle choke but Sass defends it. Wiman lands an elbow from the bottom. Sass postures up and lands a few heavy shots. Wiman works for an arm lock. Wiman extends the arm and Sass is forced to tap out. Wiman wins by submission.
VIDEO:

http://mmaversus.com/2012/09/29/matt-wiman-vs-paul-sass-fight-video-ufc-on-fuel-tv/

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#146

FIGHT: Aaron Ely vs. Matt Manzanares
DATE: June 30
CARD: Resurrection Fighting Alliance 3: Stevenson vs. Cochrane
VENUE: Viaero Event Center
LOCATION: Kearney, Nebraska
RESULT: Ely R2 Submission (Guillotine)
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: n/a
MY SCORECARD: n/a
PLAY-BY-PLAY: n/a
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#145

FIGHT: Daniel Acacio vs. Guilherme Gomes
DATE: August 25
CARD: Shooto Brazil 33: Fight for B.O.P.E. 2
VENUE: Special Police Operations Battalion Headquarters
LOCATION: Rio de Janeiro
RESULT: Acacio UD
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: Acacio, Acacio, Acacio
MY SCORECARD: Acacio
PLAY-BY-PLAY: n/a
VIDEO: n/a
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#144

FIGHT: Aaron Simpson vs. Mike Pierce
DATE: October 5
CARD: UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot
VENUE: Target Center
LOCATION: Minneapolis, Minnesota
RESULT: Pierce R2 KO
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: n/a
MY SCORECARD: n/a
PLAY-BY-PLAY: (via Bleacher Report)
Round 1: They immediately clinch and trade knees to the body fighting for position. Punches to the body from both fighters before they break. Front kick from Simpson. Pierce lands some leather. Exchange of punches early. Pierce hits a throw but Simpson is back to his feet. Knees to the body from Simpson. He has the thai clinch and lands to the head. Pierce gets underhooks but as they separate, Simpson lands a high kick. Simpson lands a right hand and drops Pierce. Simpson is going for the kill and Pierce is surviving by holding onto a leg. Simpson landing punches as he fights to get his leg back. More knees to the head from Simpson and an uppercut. Simpson lifts Pierce and slams him on his back. He’s riding Pierce landing punches to the head. Simpson has his back and is working for a choke. He can’t as the horn sounds.

Round 2: Body kick from Simpson to open the second. And he follows up with uppercuts. Mike Pierce lands a right hand that crumples Simpson and then crushes him with right hands on the ground. HOLY *$#@!
VIDEO:

http://mmaversus.com/2012/10/07/mike-pierce-vs-aaron-simpson-fight-video-ufc-on-fx-5/

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#143

FIGHT: Kyle Prepolec vs. Jason Meisel
DATE: August 25
CARD: The Score Fighting Series 5: Fraser vs. Hill
VENUE: Hamilton Palace Theatre
LOCATION: Hamilton, Ontario
RESULT: Prepolec R2 Submission (Triangle Choke)
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: n/a
MY SCORECARD: n/a
PLAY-BY-PLAY: (via MMAxposed)
R1 – Prepolec presses Meisel against the cage, they separate. Both guys are swinging for the knockout. A crazy scramble ends up with Meisel on top. Prepolec reverses, gets up and lands some hard knees in the clinch. Meisel throws two left high kicks and Meisel retaliates. Very close round and a good one to debut on live TV with.

R2 – Meisel connects with a low right kick to the groin that stops the clock. Prepolec does not look comfortable and is taking his time. The doctor checks him out in the octagon to the love of the crowd! After the full five minutes, Prepolec gets up and is still in considerable pain but they continue. Prepolec gets a take down, passes to half guard and Meisel reverses and ends up on top. Prepolec locks in a triangle, Meisel slams him to defend but ultimately taps!
VIDEO:

http://video.thescoretv.ca/watch/kyle-prepolec-vs-jason-meisel

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#142

FIGHT: Ev Ting vs. Mark Striegl
DATE: February 11
CARD: Legend Fighting Championship 7
VENUE: City Of Dreams Grand Hyatt Ballroom
LOCATION: Cotai, Macau
RESULT: Striegl R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: n/a
MY SCORECARD: n/a
PLAY-BY-PLAY: (via MMARising)
Round 1: Striegl landed a body kick and scored a takedown in the opening seconds. He moved to half-guard, then rolled to his back with a guillotine choke. Ting stood and landed a rushing kick to the body, but Striegl swept and wound up on top. Ting tried for an armbar and Striegl countered by taking his back. He attempted a series of rear-naked chokes and landed punches to the sides of Ting’s head. Striegl locked on another choke and Ting refused to tap out, so he was rendered unconscious.
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#141

FIGHT: Andrew Craig vs. Kyle Noke
DATE: March 3
CARD: UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann
VENUE: Allphones Arena
LOCATION: Sydney, Australia
RESULT: Craig UD
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: 29-28 Craig, 29-28 Craig, 29-28 Craig
MY SCORECARD: 29-28 Craig
PLAY-BY-PLAY: (via Sherdog)
Round 1: After trading kicks, Noke rushes Craig quickly and gets a takedown. Craig tries to stand against the fence, but the Australian controls him with a front headlock. Noke turns the corner and gets Craig’s back, instantly looked for the rear-naked choke. Craig stands and is able to shake Noke, but Noke holds the rear waistlock and keeps threatening to take his back. Noke lands a sharp knee to the head from behind Craig, and then throws him back to the mat. Noke takes Craig’s back with one hook, Gable gripping his chin. Craig breaks free, but Noke stays on top and sets up in full guard. A Craig triangle is quickly thwarted by Noke, who lands two heavy left elbows. Noke goes to half and lands several clean right hands before Craig shrimps away and gets back to his feet. They clinch, Craig defends a Noke kneepick attempt, and they circle away. Wild overhand right for Noke glances Craig’s chin. Noke gallops forward right into a counter left hook from Craig. Nice kick to the body lands for Noke, marking the best action of the final minute.

Round 2: Craig feints with his hands and cracks Noke with an outside low kick, but the Aussie responds with one of his own. Craig comes into the pocket swinging, and Noke cuts the corner and hits him with another good low kick. Craig walks Noke down to the fence and feints, trying to set up a place for his right. He stings Noke with one, but can’t follow up. The Aussie snatches up a high single-leg, and Craig smashes him with short elbows, winding up on top in half guard. Noke regains full guard and looks for a triangle, but Craig postures up and shuts it down. Right hands and elbows for Craig land on top as Noke continues to look for the triangle by using wrist control. Noke pushes Craig away with just under a minute to fight, and Craig allows his foe to stand. Noke lands a jab and a right hand before following with knees. Just as Noke gets aggressive, Craig clips him with a short hook on the way in that stuns him. Noke hits the mat on his seat, and Craig dives into half guard, where he stays until the bell.

Round 3: The middleweights trade tired kicks to start the final frame. A left hook for the circling Noke lands, and he follows with two kicks. Craig trips him up off the second kick, but Noke is back to his feet instantly. Craig whips his right overhand above Noke’s jab, landing above the ear. Noke shoots, and Craig shuts it down before attempting a wild, out-of-range kneetap of his own. Noke punches and shoots in on another single, driving Craig back to the fence. Craig fights is, pummeling and getting an underhook, but Noke stays glued to his waist and finally drags him to the mat halfway through the round. Craig sits on the mat for a few seconds, taking a breather before walking up the fence and breaking free from Noke. Noke continues to push a tired-but-effective jab into Craig’s face. With 90 seconds to go, Craig explodes with a power double-leg, driving Noke straight to his back with a sudden show of force. Noke gets his back to the fence and Craig chips away with short right hands. Noke rolls to the turtle position, and Craig punches away as Noke tries to escape. Noke bails out looking for a kneebar, and Craig sits up and punches away until the bell.
VIDEO: n/a
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#140

FIGHT: Martin Kampmann vs. Thiago Alves
DATE: March 3
CARD: UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann
VENUE: Allphones Arena
LOCATION: Sydney, Australia
RESULT: Kampmann R3 Submission (Guillotine)
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: n/a
MY SCORECARD: n/a
PLAY-BY-PLAY: (via MMAJunkie)
Round 1 – Referee Herb Dean in charge of this welterweight main event. Alves takes the center. Kampmann shifting left to right. Alves throwing heavy to start, including kicks. Kampmann sneaks in an uppercut and drops for a single. Alves defends well as he backs to the cage. Kampmann briefly switched around to the back, but Alves pulls free. Big front kick to chin ricks Alves. Kampmann moves forward and clinches, landing a few knees before scoring a takedown. Alves works to his feet, but Kampmann hits him with a knee when he stands. They break, and Alves looks relatively clear despite the early shots.Halfway mark. Kampmann looks again for a single. Instead, Alves stands him up and pushes the action down. Alves working from Kampmann’s gaurd. Alves jumps smoothly out to side control. Alves gets one short elbow. Full mount for Alves. Kampmann regains guard, but more mount for Alves. Unexpected ground control fro Alves. Not a ton of damage, but he’s spending a lot of time there. Final seconds. Alves scores a few punches before they scramble up at the end. Good stuff.

Round 2 – Traded strikes again to open. Kampmann looking to work inside. Alves defending well and keeping his distance. Kampmann keeps pressure tight, but he can’t capitalize inside. Kampmann throws a knee but it only hits the chest. Stiff punches from Alves score. Both land as the striking game starts to open up a bit. Uppercut from Kampmann. Kampmann lands a nice left counter. Halfway in, and Kampmann driving in for a takedown. He can’t get it. Alves doing a great job of staying upright. Kampmann is cut under his eye. Alves kicks the leg. He’s scoring, but neither throwing combinations right now. Kampmann just misses that front kick. Stiff right from Alves. Kampmann starting to wipe his eyes a bit. Bothh fighters trading in the pocket. Alves controlling the center. Two punches and a knee from Kampmann. Kampmann clinches in the end, but round ends there.

Round 3 – Scores could be interesting. Kampmann game, but Alves doing a fine job of keeping the center and just seems a little fresher, a little cleaner. Clinch comes, but nothing there. They break, and Kampmann again closing the distance and working inside. Still, Alves pulls free. Alves left eye showing some real wear now. Two minutes in. Kampmann scores with a knee, but Alves pulls away and answers with a low kick. Kampmann kicks the body. Stiff right for Alves. Back and forth with shots from both. Kampmann the one moving forward now. Alves still throwing heavy, but Kampmann adding some shots together. Kampmann clinches again to no avail. Low kicks traded. Final minute. Alves lands a big right and comes alive. He hits a takedown, but Kampmann sweeps and gets a guillotine from top position. It’s in. Wow. He has to tap. Crazy finish.
VIDEO:

http://www.fightvideomma.com/2012/03/thiago-alves-vs-martin-kampmann-fight.html

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#139

FIGHT: Derrick Kennington vs. Phillipe Nover
DATE: September 28
CARD: Bellator 74
VENUE: Caesars Atlantic City
LOCATION: Atlantic City, New Jersey
RESULT: Nover R2 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: n/a
MY SCORECARD: n/a
PLAY-BY-PLAY: (via ProMMANow)
Round 1: Nover shot right into a guillotine. Kennington used it to reverse and ended up in his opponent’s guard. Nover then got back to his feet and finished a double-leg takedown with an outside trip. Kennington threw up a slick armbar that nearly finished it. Nover winced in pain, but escaped and kept position on top. The TUF vet tried to pass to half guard, but Kennington swept him easily. DK defended a “ninja choke” and got mount for a second. However, Nover quickly reversed. Kennington got to his feet, but Nover put him back down and landed his best strikes of the fight against the cage. He then went for a Kimura from the top and lost position. Both fighters traded sloppy grappling. Kennington could have taken it with some submission threats, but he ate too many punches on the bottom. A Nover fans keeps yelling “Kill Him,” At least throw in a Karate Kid reference.

Round 2: Nover got out of the way of some punches and scored another takedown. Kennington tried to use some rubber guard and somewhere Joe Rogan thought “this guy needs to work on his flexibility.” Nover started unleashing some nasty elbows from the top, but he was still trying to work from guard. Kennington got back up, and Nover put him back down. This could have been the turning point of the fight. Nover kept top position and started landing harder and harder shots. Much better round for Nover. With 45 seconds left, Nover took the back. He worked for the rear-naked choked and finished with 36 seconds left in the round.
VIDEO:

http://mmaversus.com/2012/09/30/phillipe-nover-vs-derrick-kennington-fight-video-bellator-74/

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#138

FIGHT: Kaitlin Young vs. Leslie Smith
DATE: October 6
CARD: Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama
VENUE: Memorial Hall
LOCATION: Kansas City, Kansas
RESULT: Smith R2 TKO
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: n/a
MY SCORECARD: n/a
PLAY-BY-PLAY: (via MMAMania)
Round one: Both ladies clinch early but they separate. Smith throws a huge head kick and then a flurry of punches as they clinch. Knee from Young and then a big kick but Young takes her down. Young immediately attacks with a submission but Smith seems otu of danger so far as both ladies are tied up on the canvas. Knee to the shoulder from Smith and she sits back, spinning into side control. Young brings her legs up for a reverse triangle on Smith and she’s got her twisted up but Smith breaks free and she drops several kicks at her legs from above. Smith comes back down into Young’s guard and she drops some heavy punches to the head and body. Young is trying to throw her legs up and be active from bottom but Smith smashes her with a nice elbow. Left elbow from Smith and she passes to half guard and drops punches. Young is hunting for an armbar but Smith powers it on with punches as time expires in the round.

Round two: Young initiates a clinch early and they circle each other. Slashing elbow from both ladies and Smith throws some nice knees. Big flurry of strikes from Smith and Young attempts a takedown but Smith rolls for a kneebar. Young defends but Smith is sticking with it and after the scramble, Smith lands on top. Smith drops punches but Young is attacking with an armbar but Smith passes to side control. Smith has a mounted crucifix and she’s blasting Young with right hands. Young can’t escape the position and she’s eating a huge bevy of right hands as the ref puts a stop to it. Wow! Great performance by Leslie Smith!
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#137

FIGHT: Koji Ando vs. Rob Hill
DATE: June 16
CARD: Legend Fighting Championship 9
VENUE: City Of Dreams Grand Hyatt Ballroom
LOCATION: Cotai, Macau
RESULT: Ando UD
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: 29-28 Ando, 29-28 Ando, 29-28 Ando
MY SCORECARD: 29-28 Ando
PLAY-BY-PLAY: (via MMARising)
Round 1: Referee for this bout is Thomas Fan. Hill landed a quick one-two and a jab early on. The fighters traded punches and Hill just missed with a looping hook. Ando began to put together combinations and he landed one to the face after Hill fired off a flurry to the body. Hill landed left hooks and jabbed. Ando replied with left hands of his own and the round ended with an exchange of hard punches.

Round 2: Ando scored with a nice combination to open round two. The fighters exchanged left hooks to the body and Hill ducked into a knee from Ando. Quick jabs and one-twos connected for Ando and he used an impressive leg sweep to take Hill down. Ando swarmed with left hands on the ground and the fighters were repositioned in the centre of the ring. Hill scrambled back to his feet and covered up as Ando backed him into the corner with a combination. Ando pushed a fatigued Hill off of the ropes and used another leg sweep to take him down.

Round 3: Ando backed Hill up with a knee to the body in the final round. Hill remained content to circle on the outside and Ando used a third leg sweep takedown to trip him to the mat. Hill stood and Ando landed body kicks. Hill found the mark with an overhand left, but Ando remained a step ahead with his strikes. Hill flurried to the head and body and Ando clinched. He took Hill down and punched from the top. Hill got to his feet and missed with a spinning hook kick. Ando landed one final combination before the end of the fight.
VIDEO:

http://www.dramafever.com/drama/4199/8/Legend_Fighting_Championship_9/

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#136

FIGHT: Nate Marquardt vs. Tyron Woodley
DATE: July 14
CARD: Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy
VENUE: Rose Garden
LOCATION: Portland, Oregon
RESULT: Marquardt R4 KO
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: n/a
MY SCORECARD: n/a
PLAY-BY-PLAY: (via MMABay)
Round one: Woodley kicks to the body before landing quick kicks to the legs. Big right hand from Woodley lands behind the ear that has Marquardt in a little trouble. Woodley looks for a takedown but Marquardt defends well. The two men exchange knees. Marquardt with the big right this time dumps Woodley to his back. Marquardt attempts a guillotine but Woodley spins out and the two men regain their feet. Marquardt looks to keep the pressure on and presses Woodley up against the fence. Knee to the head from Woodley before circling away. Marquardt lands a right hand again but Woodley quickly ties him up. Marquardt takes control against the fence before pressing forward to end the round.

Round two: The two men come out at a slower pace as Marquardt stalks his foe. Spinning back-fist from Woodley lands, as does a straight right hand. Inside leg kick from Marquardt. Right hand lands to the jaw of Woodley who ties his foe up momentarily. Nice leg kick from Marquardt lands. Another leg kick from Marquardt does damage. Spinning back kick partially lands from Marquardt. Nice combination from Marquardt before scoring with a trip takedown. Woodley has full-guard before getting back to his feet. The two men trade bombs. Marquardt again pushes forward to end the round.

Round three: Woodley with a nice combination backs Marquardt up. Big right hook from Woodley sees Marquardt drop to the canvas. Marquardt looks to control the posture of Woodley as he eats shot after shot. Marquardt spins for an arm-bar but Woodley escapes. Woodley goes to work with ground and pound from the closed guard of Marquardt. The action slows a little and the referee returns them to the feet. The two men begin to exchange on the feet once again but it’s much more even in this one. Marquardt looks to land the kicks but they aren’t doing a massive amount of damage. Nice flurry from Marquardt before pinning Woodley on the fence. Elbow on the inside from Marquardt lands.

Round four: Marquardt comes out landing at will in the fourth round, scoring with single shots and combinations. Marquardt has upped the pace as he looks to test the cardio of the undefeated welterweight. Big combination from Marquardt including a vicious elbow drops Woodley. He’s out…
VIDEO:

http://www.fightvideomma.com/2012/07/nate-marquardt-vs-tyron-woodley-fight.html

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#135

FIGHT: Chris Fields vs. Pavel Kusch
DATE: September 1
CARD: Cage Warriors Fight Night 7
VENUE: Al-Husein Youth City Boxing Arena
LOCATION: Amman, Jordan
RESULT: Fields R3 TKO
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: n/a
MY SCORECARD: n/a
PLAY-BY-PLAY: n/a
VIDEO:

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#134

FIGHT: Maiquel Falcao vs. Vyacheslav Vasilevsky
DATE: April 20
CARD: Bellator 66
VENUE: I-X Center
LOCATION: Cleveland, Ohio
RESULT: Falcao UD
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: 29-28 Falcao, 29-28 Falcao, 29-28 Falcao
MY SCORECARD: 29-28 Falcao
PLAY-BY-PLAY: (via TheFightNerd)
Rd:1 Falcao opens up with two great straight punchs that has VV backing up. Falcao hits a hard low kick and circles out. He tries the same kick again but VV catches it and lands a right hand that sends Falcao down hard. He’s still with us though and looks for the arm. VV defends the attempt while working some strikes in from the top. Falcao pushes him away and is back on his feet but VV quickly trips him up again. Another scramble and they are back on the feet but again VV hits a series of trips and lands on top. After a brief period of inactivity the fight is stood up.

Rd:2 They open up with jabs and Falcao scores a hard low kick. He goes back for it again and is caught with another right hand. Falcao lands a glancing right hand but Is stuck with a jab. They Clinch and VV trips Falcao down hard but Falcao doesn’t wait around and stands up with a single. VV grabs a guillotine but decides to let it go. He goes for another trip but this one is defended. Falcao bounces a few punches off his head for good measure. In a brief scramble Falcao ends up on top now and is working hammer fists till the bell.

Rd:3 Left hook lands for Falcao. VV runs into a right hand but is moving fine. He now lands a right hand of his own. Falcao slides in behind a jab and bombs VV with an over hand right. Hes hurt. Falcao grabs the thai clinch and is working some high knees. VV is holding on but he was in trouble there for a second. Left hook misses for VV and the fight hits the floor for a moment. VV shoots and secures a double in the middle of the cage. He is working some downward punches from guard. Falcao is defending and hits a sweep. Now he is taking his turn punching VV. He controls the position till the bell.
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#133

FIGHT: Satoru Kitaoka vs. Will Brooks
DATE: December 31
CARD: Dream 18
VENUE: Saitama Super Arena
LOCATION: Saitama, Japan
RESULT: Brooks R2 TKO
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: n/a
MY SCORECARD: n/a
PLAY-BY-PLAY: (via FightNetwork)
Round 1: Kitaoka in the southpaw stance to start the fight. Brooks lands a couple short right hands early and circles away. Brooks connects with another series of short shots that cause his opponent to trip to the mat. Brooks assumes top position momentarily but before being forced to fight off a leg lock attempt. Brooks wisely stands up and this fight is back on the feet. Brooks lunges in and stuns Kitaoka with a solid right hand before promptly picking him up and slamming him on his head. To Kitaoka’s credit he manages to survive and regain guard. Brooks passes to half guard and uses the position to rain down some heavy ground and pound. Less than a minute remaining, Brooks stands back up and allows Kitaoka to do the same. Both men feint before Brooks connects with a solid right hand that floors the Japanese fighter. Brooks try’s to follow up but Kitaoka avoids the shots and survives the round.

Round 2: Not even five seconds in the round, Brooks connects with a right high kick followed by a power double. Brooks starting to work from top position but its short lived as Kitaoka escapes to his feet. Back standing, Kitaoka looking to counter Brooks but can’t seem to find his timing. Brooks lands a left hand and uses the momentum to take Kitaoka down. Immediately on the ground, Kitaoka works for a kneebar as Brooks relaxes and attempts to posture up. Brooks manages to escape the position and starts to pound away at his exhausted opponent. Short punches raining down in heavy numbers before the referee mercifully steps in and ends the contest.
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#132

FIGHT: Deivison Francisco Ribeiro vs. Alejandro Rodriguez
DATE: November 15
CARD: Jungle Fight 45
VENUE:
LOCATION: Belem, Brazil
RESULT: Ribeiro UD
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: Ribeiro, Ribeiro, Ribeiro
MY SCORECARD: Draw
PLAY-BY-PLAY: n/a
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#131

FIGHT: Anatoly Safronov vs. Kazunori Yokota
DATE: November 2
CARD: Abu Dhabi Warriors 1
VENUE: Adnec Exhibition Center
LOCATION: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
RESULT: Yokota R3 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: n/a
MY SCORECARD: n/a
PLAY-BY-PLAY: n/a
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#130

FIGHT: Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez
DATE: December 8
CARD: UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz
VENUE: Key Arena
LOCATION: Seattle, Washington
RESULT: Cruickshank R2 KO
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: n/a
MY SCORECARD: n/a
PLAY-BY-PLAY: (via StudioMMA)
Round 1: Both men ready to attack. They exchange and Martinez goes for the single. Cruickshank against the cage. Martinez can’t execute and they are separated. Left lands for Martinez. Both men landing now. This ia a brawl. Martinez again looking for the takedown and Cruickshank defending. Another fast-paced fight tonight. Elbows from Cruickshank as he defends the td. Both men throwing. Crazyiness. Martinez landed the better shots, but both men still standing. Martinez bleding from the forehead. Cruickshank lands and then misses with a spinning wheel kick. This is wild. Martinez seems to be tiring. Body kick hurts Martinez bad. Cruickshank attacking and landing kicks and punches. Martinez has covered up. He’s hurt bad. But he fights back. Martinez very wobbly. He’s still in trouble, but fighting back now. His body is hurt. Maybe a broken rib there. Heel kick missed by Martinez. Cruickshank great with the kicks. Leg kick from Martinez. Wheel kick to the thigh by Cruickshank! Cruickshank attacks with a slick combo and a huge head kick that almost put Martinez to sleep! But he’s surviving somehow! And he comes back attacking! Amazing heart from Martinez.

Round 2: Martinez looking for the takedown from the start. Daron defends and then lands a nasty knee. Another straight body kick from Daron. His striking is remarkable. Again to the body. Martinez stalking all fight so far. Hard right from Daron. Martinez with combos that don’t land. Daron slowing down, as is Martinez. Leg kick from Martinez. Side kick to the body from Daron connects hard. Martinez seems to be rather tentative. And then a HUUUUUUUGEEEEE roundhouse to the side of the head puts Martinez to sleep! Wow!!! KOTN!!! Cruickshank is goddamn scary!
VIDEO:

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#129

FIGHT: Eddie Yagin vs. Mark Hominick
DATE: April 21
CARD: UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans
VENUE: Philips Arena
LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia
RESULT: Yagin SD
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: 29-28 Yagin, 29-28 Hominick, 29-28 Yagin
MY SCORECARD: 29-28 Yagin
PLAY-BY-PLAY: (via CageJunkies)
Round 1: Yagan lands a short jab, then a stiff right hand. Hominick lands a left hook, and then Yagan lands a left hook of his own. Overhand right by Yagan connects behind Hominick’s ear. Leg kicks by Yagan then he connects with a big right hand that drops Hominick. He tries to finish with some quick ground and pound, but Hominick clears the cobwebs and gets back to his feet. Left hook to the body by Hominick, and Yagan looks tired from the earlier exchange.

Round 2: Hominick is bleeding and showing damage to his face. Spin kick by Yagan that misses by a mile. Yagan still the aggressor and catches Hominick again with the right hand and drops him again. Yagan now working from Hominick’s half-guard. Both fighters back to their feet now. Leg kick by Yagan that throws Hominick off balance. Niether fighter looking for a takedown. Both content with exchanging in the middle of the octagon. Body shot by Hominick lands and sends Yagan backwards. Another left hook to the body by Hominick, then connects with a stiff jab.

Round 3: Both guys faces are a bloody mess. Yagan continues to throw telegraphed kicks that Hominick sees coming from a mile away. Crisp punch combination by Hominick and now he’s really finding his rhythm. Yagan taking some deep breaths and is obviously tired as Hominck picks him apart. Yagan lands some stiff leg kicks that Hominick doesn’t check. Hominick the fresher fighter at this point, but Yagan continues to land a couple stiff right hands. Both guys landing punches, Yagan gets tagged by a right and loses his mouth piece. Yagan looks hurt with a minute to go in the fight. Yagan is a tough dude, and eats punches from Hominick. What a fight!
VIDEO:

http://mmaversus.com/2012/04/22/mark-hominick-vs-eddie-yagin-fight-video-ufc-145/

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#128

FIGHT: Sebastian Grabarek vs. Sergej Grecicho
DATE: April 27
CARD: MMA Attack 2
VENUE:
LOCATION: Spodek, Poland
RESULT: Grecicho R2 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: n/a
MY SCORECARD: n/a
PLAY-BY-PLAY: n/a
VIDEO:

http://rearnakedsmoke.com/2012/04/30/sergej-grecicho-vs-sebastian-grabarek-fight-video-from-mma-attack-2-on-friday-42712/

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#127

FIGHT: Mauricio Santos Jr. vs. Zeilton Rodrigues
DATE: April 26
CARD: Shooto Brazil 29
VENUE: Hebrew Social and Sports Club
LOCATION: Rio de Janeiro
RESULT: Rodrigues R2 Submssion (Rear-Naked Choke)
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: n/a
MY SCORECARD: n/a
PLAY-BY-PLAY: n/a
VIDEO: n/a
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#126

FIGHT: John Albert vs. Scott Jorgensen
DATE: December 8
CARD: UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz
VENUE: Key Arena
LOCATION: Seattle, Washington
RESULT: Jorgensen R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
JUDGES’ SCORECARD: n/a
MY SCORECARD: n/a
PLAY-BY-PLAY: (via StudioMMA)
Round 1: Jabs from Albert. Leg kick from Jorgensen. Albert misses over the top and then a wild take-down by Jorgensen. Now in Albert’s guard. Wild start. Scott looking to pound. Albert active on the bottom. Action slows now. Albert looking to slip out. No luck. Albert with a crazy sweep and takes Jorgensen’s back. Jorgensen gets up and slams and now Jorgensen back on top throwing elbows. Wild!!! More elbows from Scott… means stuff. Albert looking for something from the bottom. Quickly locks in the triangle and throwing elbows at Scott’s head. This is trouble. Albert trying to end it with the triangle. How is Jorgensen surviving this? Wow! Jorgensen sitting back now and he’s out. Tremendous defense. Scott in side control now. Is Albert tired? Albert is very wily off the back. Very impressive. Albert resumes guard. Jorgensen pounding from the top. More elbows. Albert looking for the triangle again, but Scott takes the back and AT THE BUZZER Albert taps!!!! Amazing! If he only hung on for ½ a second longer! But this fight is over and Jorgensen is the winner. Craziness. That’s all we can say. What a round of fighting!
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