Jamie Varner WEC 46
UFC 146 Prelims on FX featured four bouts that treated the Las Vegas crowd with some spectacular first round finishes and surprising upsets.

Dan Hardy kicked off the UFC prelims off with a bang against Duane Ludwig.  The Brit was getting countered early in the first round, but late in the round Hardy turned it all around with a lead left hook that put Ludwig on Queer Street and followed with a few hard elbows. 

Hardy was awarded the KO at 3:51 in round one.

Next up was a pair of middleweights with colorful Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway.  Dollaway was just too much for the former TUF coach as he was able to control all three rounds with takedowns and superior positioning. 

Mayhem though wouldn’t go down without a fight as he did stun Dollaway in the first two rounds, but Dollaway’s ground control was just too much for Mayhem in the end.  The judges all scored the fight 29-28, 30-26, 29-28 in favor of C.B. Dollaway.

Former WEC lightweight champ Jamie Varner made a triumphant return to the Octagon when he defeated former undefeated Brazilian Edson Barboza.  Barboza landed a few leg kicks, but was taken down early on.  He’d get to his feet but Varner would later rock Barboza with a right hand and then pounced on Barboza against the cage at 3:23 via TKO in the first round.

In a surprising upset to close to the prelims, Darren Elkins defeated TUF 14 featherweight winner Diego Brandao by unanimous decision. Round one was all Brandao as he tried putting Elkins away with a jumping knee and several hard, accurate ground n pound shots. 

The second round and third rounds were all Elkin as the TUF 14 winner fatigued, and Elkin was able to get on top of Brandao and land solid shots from the mount and side control.  The judges all scored the fight 29-28 in favor of Elkins.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Confirms Cris Cyborg Brasilia Headliner, Silva vs. Thatch, and Several Other Bouts

  • 24 days ago
  • 53 views

UFC officials confirmed Cris Cyborg vs. Lina Lansberg would headline UFC Fight Night 95, as well as announced several other bouts for the fight card. read news >>

RIZEN FF Announces Three Women’s Bouts for Grand Prix Event in Tokyo

  • 12 days ago
  • 9 views

RIZIN FF revealed at a press conference the matchups for the three women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) bouts slated for the highly-anticipated Grand Prix event in Tokyo on Sept. 25. read news >>

UFC 202 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Diaz vs. McGregor 2 Card

  • 8 days ago
  • 14 views

That's all you can say about an event that featured knockout and TKO finishes in the five fights leading into a main event that fans will be talking about for a long time. Conor McGregor ultimately g read news >>

RFA 42 Results and Highlights: Steve Gruber Scores Exciting Head-Kick-to-Submission Finish

  • 7 days ago
  • 11 views

RFA 42 featured three stunning submissions, highlighted by a high-kick-rear-naked-choke combination by Steve Gruber. read news >>

UFC 202 Prelims on FS1 Peak at More than 1.5 Million Viewers

  • 5 days ago
  • 14 views

The anticipation around the UFC 202 rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor pushed FS1 to the top spot in a key TV ratings demographic. read news >>

UFC on FOX 21 Results: Demian Maia Makes Quick Work of Carlos Condit with Submission Win

  • a day ago
  • 6 views

Maia stopped Carlos Condit in the featured bout at UFC on FOX 21 via first-round submission on Saturday night in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. read news >>