UFC 157 Results: ‘Rousey vs. Carmouche’ Play-by-Play & Updates


UFC 157 Fight Card


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Round 1
Jason Herzog is the referee for tonight’s first bout. From the outside, Burrell steps in and sticks Villefort with a straight and a right uppercut. Villefort catches a kick and drags Burrell to the floor, then quickly establishes back-mount. The Brazilian has a deep rear-naked choke with both hooks in, but Burrell fights it off with his hands. Burrell rolls and gets to his knees, where he eats a punch before scrambling up. Hard outside leg kicks coming from Villefort as he walks Burrell around the perimeter. Burrell backs him off with a jab, absorbs another leg kick and lands a body shot-uppercut combo. Villefort tries to go to the body and takes a hook. Now it’s Burrell catching a leg kick and knocking Villefort to the ground, but he’s forced to play defense as Villefort rolls for a heel hook. Villefort rolls on top with the help of the leglock but Burrell gets to his feet. Villefort is up quickly and tries to surprise Burrell with punches, winds up eating a few from Nah-Shon in return.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Villefort
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Villefort
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Burrell

Round 2
Burrell is looking to take off Villefort’s head with hooks and uppercuts early in round two, while Yuri seems content to counter and land more chopping leg kicks. Burrell catches a kick and knocks Villefort to the ground again, but again he turns his back and nearly gets surprised by an attacking Villefort. Now it’s Burrell landing some good counter hooks and body shots; his combinations and particularly his right hands have Villefort looking red in the face, breathing with his mouth open. Villefort swings and misses with a pair of left hooks, lands the right hook behind them and scores with a knee to the body. Burrell gives him a knee back and clinches Villefort on the fence. They quickly separate and Burrell hits Villefort with a hard outside leg kick. Burrell is ducking and dipping out of the way of some wide punches from Villefort, who’s now streaming blood from his nose. Burrell finishes the round strong with a body-head combo.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Villefort
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Burrell
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Burrell

Round 3
Villefort lands a leg kick inside and covers up under Burrell’s counterpunches. Easy takedown goes for Villefort, who again looks for a rear-naked choke from back mount. Burrell is able to sweep, gets swept again, then hips out and gets to his feet. Burrell gets off with a straight punch, but his next punch is ducked by Villefort, who drives his man to the ground again. Rear bodylock for Villefort and he drops underneath for a heel hook. Villefort is cranking Burrell’s right leg as Burrell blasts him in the face with unfettered left hands. Villefort takes about a dozen hard shots to the face before finally letting go of the leg; Burrell keeps punching until Villefort drives forward. Villefort leaves his neck exposed when he drives and Burrell goes for a guillotine as they stand up. He can’t get it, and Burrell is taken down again as Villefort times a leg kick. Burrell is immediately back to his feet, where he pushes Villefort’s face back with a kick before adding on some punches. Villefort tries for one last takedown in the waning seconds, then lets go and waves Burrell on. They finish out the round swinging for the fences and the sparse crowd at the Honda Center shouts their appreciation for a great opening fight.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Burrell (29-28 Villefort)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Burrell (29-28 Burrell)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Burrell (30-27 Burrell)

Official result: The judges score it 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 for the winner by unanimous decision, Nah-Shon Burrell.


Round 1
Herb Dean is the referee for this welterweight bout. Manley quickly tries for a double-leg on the fence but Magny sprawls and widens his base against the fence. It’s a single-leg now for Manley, who’s been trying for the takedown for nearly two minutes, drawing some boos from the crowd. He tries to elevate Magny for a slam, can’t get that either. With two minutes left in the round, Magny gets underhooks and turns Manley around. They finally break and Magny sticks a jab, then lands a hard outside leg kick. Magny beats Manley to the punch with a snappy jab, then puts him on the cage again. After taking a knee inside, Manley turns Magny around, but can’t hold him there. Magny finishes the round with a quick pair of hooks that land flush on Manley’s face.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Magny
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Magny
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Magny

Round 2
Manley looks to press the action, moving in on Magny with punches at the start of round two, but he’s being picked off by Magny’s quicker punches again. Another shot on the fence and this time Manley is able to get a quick takedown; he sets up in side control but is soon swept by Magny, who drops a couple shots from the same position before standing back up. They go right back to clinching on the fence and Manley changes levels for another takedown attempt. Magny fends him off and cracks Manley with a hard standing elbow as they separate. Manley seems dazed as Magny chases him down with punches and then lands a takedown of his own. Magny is smothering his man, leaning from left to right and looking to pin Manley’s arm for a crucifix. Manley uses the position to sweep and get to his feet, where he immediately shoots another double against the cage. Magny defends well and Manley goes to his knees as he drives forward. As Manley goes to stand, Magny zaps him with a hard right hand and takes him down. Manley goes from guard to turtle position, his left side flush to the fence with Magny on his right, landing punches and knees to the horn.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Magny
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Magny
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Magny

Round 3
The start of the previous round repeats, with Manley trying to attack Magny and instead being countered in the exchanges. Now Manley sticks a pawing left in Magny’s face and lands a right hand behind it. Magny gets underneath a looping right hand and takes Manley down again. He drops a few punches from standing position before going down to Manley’s guard. Manley throws up his legs and attacks Magny’s right arm, looking for an armbar. Magny stays patient, stacks Manley up and extracts the limb, then goes back to striking from on top. Magny mounts and slugs Manley with half a dozen hard right hands before Manley is able to escape out the back door. Magny defends yet another takedown attempt on the fence before hitting one of his own just before the horn.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Magny (30-27 Magny)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Magny (30-27 Magny)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Magny (30-27 Magny)

Official results: The judges score the bout 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 for the winner by unanimous decision, Neil Magny.


Round 1
John McCarthy referees this welterweight bout. Robertson drives in for a takedown and Jardine traps his head under his left arm in a tight guillotine choke. Jardine goes to his back and squeezes the choke, but Robertson waits it out and is able to extract his head. Now working from top position, Robertson is able to pass guard and then take the back as Jardine gives it up. Robertson sinks both hooks in and flattens out Jardine on his stomach. Hard punches from Robertson have Jardine rolling over, and Robertson goes for a rear-naked choke. Jardine fights off the choke with his hands and now tries to shake off Robertson, who’s riding high on the back. Still attached to Jardine’s back, Robertson reaches down, grabs the heel and stretches out Jardine’s left leg. The unorthodox kneebar forces Jardine to to yelp and tap out at 2:57 of the first round.
Round 1
Jason Herzog is the referee for this lightweight bout. Stout ducks a punch and tries to wrap Fodor up, but the Matt Hume pupil shoves him off and wants to strike. Stout closes the gap again, now pushing Fodor against the fence, but Fodor’s keeping busy with strikes to the body while looking for the Thai clinch. They break off and Fodor walks Stout down, landing a right hook. Stout wobbles Fodor with a right hand of his own and Fodor changes levels to put Stout down at the base of the fence. Stout sits up against the cage, hits the switch and holds Fodor on the cage as they stand back up. Good knees to the body from Stout as he lays his forearm across Fodor’s neck to control. Fodor gets off the cage and stuns Stout with another right, but Stout stands and answers before pushing Fodor on the cage again. Fodor lands a couple knees up the middle that have Stout repositioning. Fodor tries to trip Stout and winds up on his back after Stout reverses the momentum. Fodor lands a couple right hands from his back as Stout works to pass, then mount. Stout gets full mount with 45 seconds left in the round and Fodor gives up his back. Stout realizes his running out of time and switches from a choke attempt to an armbar. He digs his heels into Fodor’s body to try and get him to stop defending the submission, but Stout runs out of time.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Stout
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Stout
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Stout

Round 2
The lightweights clinch up almost immediately and begin jockeying for position on the fence. Neither man gets the upper hand, and they split, leaving room for Fodor to crack Stout with a big right hand. Stout quickly comes back to clinch again, and they stall out before separating again. Stout attacks the body with punches while Fodor looks to counter over the top with straight shots. More hooks to the body from Stout; Fodor trying to establish his jab and kicks inside, but takes a harder leg kick in return. Nice left hook lands for Fodor. He moves forward on Stout, lands another hook and an inside leg kick. Stout wraps him up and puts him on the fence again. Fodor gets away and starts pumping his jab again; it’s working, but Stout denies him when Fodor changes levels for a takedown attempt. Stout lands a knee to the body as he holds Fodor on the cage, then another to the head. Fodor goes low and hits a takedown just before the horn, then nearly gets swept as the close round ends.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Fodor
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Fodor
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Fodor

Round 3
More early clinching leads to a Stout takedown, but it doesn’t last long. Fodor gets up and hits one of his own, though he has to work to keep Stout’s legs underneath him and prevent the Canadian from hitting the switch. Fodor keeps trying for the takedown until midway through the round, when he stands back up to clinch and gets reversed on the cage. They split with 1:45 left on the clock and Fodor draws a deep breath as he walks forward on Stout. A right hand lands for Fodor, followed by a left hook, and he tries an inside trip which Stout blocks. Stout puts Fodor on the fence again with an underhook as the last minute ticks away. Fodor lands a couple knees to the body as they scoot around the outside, managing to fend off Stout’s final takedown attempt to the horn.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Fodor (29-28 Fodor)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Fodor (29-28 Fodor)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Fodor (29-28 Fodor)

Official result: The judges score the bout 29-28 Fodor, 29-28 Stout and 29-28 for the winner by split decision, Sam Stout.


Round 1
Bermudez gets inside behind a Grice leg kick and puts the veteran on the cage. Grice turns him around and tries for a takedown of his own, but Bermudez stuffs it and lands in full mount on the ground. Bermudez quickly starts dropping heavy left hands and elbows until Grice is able to wriggle out the back door. Grice comes forward now and gets caught in a headlock; he lifts up Bermudez and slams him back down to break the choke. They split and Grice lands a solid right hand on Bermudez before being pushed against the fence again. Grice gets out again and lands a hook and an elbow before stepping out. Bermudez lands a right hand that looks hard but has Grice raising his hands as he backpedals. Bermudez makes him pay with some pawing left hands to the face as he chases him down. They clinch briefly and Grice comes off the cage with more hard strikes. A left hook takes the legs out from under Bermudez and ref Herb Dean comes rushing in, but stops short of halting the fight. Bermudez gets to his feet under fire and quickly regains his wits. Grice keeps after him with punches and a spinning kick to the body. Another right hand and left hook land for Grice before the end of the frame.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Grice
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Grice
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Grice

Round 2
Bermudez gets caught off-balance and knocked to the ground as Grice throws a left. Another left lands for Grice as Bermudez comes inside and pushes him against the fence. Grice exits the clinch with a knee to the body and Bermudez answers with a low kick. Bermudez tries to grab the Thai plum and eats a right hand over the top from Grice. Bermudez stumbles and has to carefully extract his head from a loose brabo choke attempt. He stuns Grice with a left hand and now Grice slows the pace with a double-leg attempt against the fence. He gets it halfway through the round and works to secure back-mount. Bermudez turns around and puts Grice against the fence with underhooks. They split with just under two minutes left and Grice is sporting a cut on his hairline. He snaps back Bermudez’s head with jabs and stings him with another left hand when Bermudez comes inside. Bermudez puts him on the fence and lands an elbow before being reversed. Grice comes off the fence driving for a takedown and nearly takes a knee to the face. Bermudez pulls guard with a guillotine just before the horn and Grice flips over the top at the horn.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Grice
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Grice
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Grice

Round 3
Bermudez drops Grice with an uppercut and follows him down to drop heavy ground-and-pound from top position. Bermudez is bashing away with left hands and elbows from half-guard as his right arm controls Grice’s left. Grice is trying to post and stand; he does with about 80 seconds down in the round, but only after eating more punches to the face. Grice swings blindly and desperately, trying to get off the fence, but Bermudez has him sized up. Bermudez steps back, then comes forward with more hooks and uppercuts, and Herb Dean is hovering nearby now. Now Bermudez lands a knee to the body and one to the face, but he makes a mistake throwing a high kick that Grice is able to catch. The frantic pace slows as they clinch on the cage, until Bermudez blasts Grice with another uppercut that turns Grice around. Grice is somehow still on his feet, although he’s taking heavy punishment from Bermudez, both to the head and body now. Bermudez holds Grice on the fence with 45 seconds to go. Grice pushes him off and lands a left hook, grabs underhooks and shoves Bermudez off to land another left. Both men swing with tired arm punches and Bermudez gets the final word with a front kick to Grice’s midsection.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-8 Bermudez (28-28 Draw)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Bermudez (28-28 Draw)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Bermudez (29-28 Grice)

Official result: The judges score the bout 29-28 Grice, 29-28 Bermudez and 29-28 for the winner by split decision, Dennis Bermudez.


Round 1
Chiesa swings long punches from the southpaw stance while the more compact Kuivanen throws rights to the body. A front kick to Chiesa’s breadbasket connects and is caught but Kuivanen pulls his leg back in. Chiesa lands a good left down the middle before slipping on a high kick. He pops back up and moves out of the way of Kuivanen’s punches before coming back with a hook and body kick of his own. Chiesa grabs the Thai plum and has a knee blocked as Kuivanen pushes him against the fence. Chiesa turns it around and looks to throw a knee over Kuivanen’s shoulder, misses. They split with 90 seconds left in the round and Chiesa stays on the outside, fending Kuivanen off with feints and kicks. A hard Kuivanen right draws a wide-eyed smile from Chiesa, who comes forward momentarily before being backed up by more Kuivanen punches. Kuivanen rushes in with a flying knee, gets taken down and quickly escapes to finish the round holding Chiesa on the fence.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Kuivanen
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Kuivanen
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Kuivanen

Round 2
Kuivanen charges on Chiesa with punches, but Chiesa changes levels and tries to reverse the momentum with a takedown. Kuivanen defends well, spreading out on the cage and turning Chiesa around. Chiesa tries to leap on Kuivanen’s back standing and simultaneously lock up a rear-naked choke. Kuivanen wants to dive to the ground and shake the “TUF” winner off, but it only helps Chiesa improve his position and lock up a body triangle. Chiesa switches arms on his RNC attempt, then switches back again to slip his right forearm underneath Kuivanen’s chin. The eyes of Kuivanen go wide and the Finn taps out before he’s put to sleep by the tight choke. Michael Chiesa gets the submission victory at 2:29 of round two.


Round 1
Schaub gets a quick underhook and a takedown, landing nearly in side control on Johnson’s left side. Johnson slides his leg underneath and retains half-guard, then tries to sit up and scramble to his feet. He eats a couple short right hands from Schaub, who grabs him in a guillotine and holds on to the choke as Johnson flips onto his back. Johnson waits out the choke, punching Schaub blindly with right hands until he’s able to extract his head. Three minutes left in the round now and Schaub is leaning left to right in high side control. They scramble up and they’re only vertical for a moment before Johnson locks up and trips Schaub to the canvas. Johnson is in half-guard on the right with two minutes left in the round; he’s quickly swept by Schaub, and the pace slows as Schaub works to pass. Johnson gets to his knees and Schaub threatens with a choke briefly. As soon as Johnson is back on his feet, Schaub drives him down to the ground, finishing the round in Johnson’s closed guard.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Schaub
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Schaub
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Schaub

Round 2
Johnson denies a takedown from Schaub and makes the “Hybrid” pay with punches to the body in the clinch. A pair of knees to the body land for Johnson, but Schaub drives after the second one and puts an off-balance Johnson on the ground. Schaub works to pass half-guard while Johnson stays busy off his back with body punches. Referee Jason Herzog warns Schaub to stay busy a few times before standing them up midway through the round. Schaub misses a diving takedown attempt and just dodges a big punch from Johnson on his way back up. Schaub lands a knee in the clinch and eats a punch before taking Johnson down again. Johnson is immediately throwing double-handed strikes of his back as he closes his guard on Schaub. The Honda Center crowd boos as the round enters its last minute and Schaub passes to half-guard. Johnson is still throwing short, ineffective punches from his back while Schaub tries to flatten him out and posture up. The round ends with Schaub on top.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Schaub
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Schaub
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Schaub

Round 3
Johnson is on his back again inside the first minute of the final frame, though he lands a few punches on his way and bloodies up Schaub around the left eye. Ref Herzog isn’t seeing enough activity from Schaub on top and stands them up -- though Schaub tries to give Johnson an extra punch or two after Herzog has intervened. Back on the feet, Schaub quickly hits another takedown and sets up in half-guard on Johnson’s right. He’s quickly warned by Herzog to stay active, and Schaub obeys by stepping into full mount with just under three minutes remaining in the fight. Schaub frames up an arm-triangle choke, but he’s on the wrong side and lets it go. He grabs it again, releases quickly. Johnson stuffs Schaub back to his guard, creates some space with his legs and lands a couple hard elbows. Schaub comes back to the ground and pins Johnson down as he tries to escape. Johnson keeps throwing short punches off his back for the final minute while Schaub mostly holds him down, occasionally posturing up to throw a punch.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Schaub (30-27 Schaub)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Schaub (30-27 Schaub)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Schaub (30-27 Schaub)

Official result: All three judges score the bout 30-27 for the winner by unanimous decision, Brendan Schaub.


Round 1
Koscheck throws a kick and Lawler counters over the top. A fake shot from Koscheck is followed by a real one, and he easily brings Lawler to the mat. Lawler uses the butterfly guard to create space but Koscheck hangs on with a front headlock as they stand back up. They stay on the fence with Koscheck letting go of the headlock and switching to a double leg, then depositing Lawler back on the ground. Lawler continues to use butterfly guard to create distance. As he tries to post and stand, Koscheck socks him with a hard right hand, then works to single-leg Lawler back down. Ref Herb Dean tells the welterweights to work and Koscheck scoots Lawler around the outside. Lawler lands a knee to the body and another to the face as Koscheck goes to his knees on the shot. With Koscheck on his knees, Lawler stands up from north-south position and slams the wrestler with a big left hand. Lawler turns the corner and attacks the dazed Koscheck from the side, landing three or four more heavy right hands before ref Dean steps in. Koscheck comes to as the final punch lands and briefly protests the stoppage, but it’s Robbie Lawler with the TKO win at 3:57 of round one.
Round 1
McGee comes out swinging and lands a leg kick outside. He steps into the pocket and eats a hook, but just as quickly reddens Neer’s face with a flurry of straight shots. Neer backs him off with a left hook, takes another leg kick inside. McGee cracks Neer with a left hand but Neer comes back and nearly takes out McGee’s left leg with a low kick. A left straight from McGee lands as he sticks and moves, then comes back with a combo that rattles Neer’s head. Neer is coming forward until a hard left hook backs him off, followed by a McGee body kick and a few right hands to the body. A kick to the liver hurts Neer and McGee rushes him with punches against the fence. A body punch causes Neer to crumble to the ground, where McGee stands over the downed “Dentist,” dropping punches and elbows before nearly cinching up a rear-naked choke at the horn.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-8 McGee
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 McGee
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 McGee

Round 2
Neer blocks a high kick, absorbs a hard one to the inner leg and backs the aggressive McGee off with a right hand. McGee catches a kick and Neer falls to the ground as he tries to dodge punches. Now they clinch on the fence, McGee on the outside, and Neer gets him away with an uppercut underneath. McGee blitzes him with punches and steps back out to kick Neer’s legs some more. Neer backs up McGee with three or four stiff jabs and keeps the straight punches coming as he walks McGee down. McGee gets caught leaning with a Neer headlock, quickly extracts his head. Neer lands a strong hook to the body and puts McGee on the fence in the clinch to land a knee. Neer lands his jab again but McGee answers with a hard left cross and right hook. Neer attacks with right hands to the body. Neer sneers at a McGee hook kick but McGee tags him with a straight punch at the horn.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 McGee
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Neer
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Neer

Round 3
Neer goes back to his stiff jab but eats a combination in return. Good right hand comes over the top for Neer just before the welterweights trade body shots. McGee gets in on a high double-leg and Neer scoots his back up the fence. McGee hits Neer’s body with right hands and stays strong in the clinch as Neer tries an inside trip. A straight right gets through for McGee, follow-up left uppercut misses and he opts to take Neer to the ground. Neer goes to stand and McGee tries to take his back, but Neer gets his back on the fence. McGee goes for another high double-leg against the fence and gets Neer down. Neer uses a long guard to try and push McGee off; he does, but McGee comes back down by stepping into full mount. Neer squirms out and gives up his back in a scramble. McGee only has one hook in, goes for the RNC anyway, loses it when Neer turns around. Down to the final 30 seconds and it’s McGee on top grinding Neer down with elbows to the final horn.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 McGee (30-26 McGee)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 McGee (29-27 McGee)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 McGee (29-28 McGee)

Official result: All three judges score the bout 30-27 for the winner by unanimous decision, Court McGee.


Round 1
Faber fakes a body kick, comes inside behind a wide left hand and gets tossed to the ground. The “California Kid” sweeps to top position almost immediately and drops elbows on Menjivar from side control. Menjivar gets his leg through for half-guard and then regains closed guard. He swings his hips, maybe thinking armbar, but Faber is heavy on top and slugs Menjivar in the face to dissuade him from the sub attempt. Faber comes over the top with another big elbow as Menjivar tries to wrap him up tight and prevent ground-and-pound. Faber stands and eats a few upkicks before crashing back down through Menjivar’s guard with more elbows. Menjivar kicks Faber off, but as he scrambles to his feet, Faber leaps onto his back and locks up a body triangle. Faber slips his right arm under the chin and squeezes tight on the rear-naked choke. Still standing, Menjivar is forced to tap to the RNC at 4:34 of round one.
Round 1
Machida backs out of the way of a Henderson leg kick, then another. The third one lands, but Hendo’s follow-up punches go off the arms of the retreating karateka. Machida misses with a front kick and Henderson connects again inside; still no big punches landed for either man two minutes into the fight. Henderson bites as Machida fakes a knee to the body. Henderson is loading up with his right hand but not quite pulling the trigger as Machida squirts away whenever Hendo gets within range. Machida sticks Henderson with a counter right as the American tries to swing his big right. With one minute left, a Hendo right hand clips Machida’s cheek, leaving a red mark but apparently not fazing the Brazilian. Machida hits a trip with seconds left in the round and puts an elbow on Hendo’s temple just before the horn.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Machida
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Machida
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Machida

Round 2
Henderson is still trying to wear away at the lead leg of Machida with inside low kicks. Machida counters with a body kick that gets the wrestler off balance. Machida just misses with a front kick to the face and has to backpedal quickly as Henderson comes forward, bombing with punches. A quick flurry of punches connects for Machida, who gets out of the way of Henderson’s right-handed counter. Henderson changes levels as he comes inside and eats a knee for his trouble. The punches of Machida have marked up the inside of Henderson’s right eye. He slips on a kick but pops right back up. Machida is flicking out front kicks and timing the forward-moving Henderson with knees to the body. Machida kicks at Hendo’s lead leg and backs out of the way when Henderson’s comes forward, showing takedown. Henderson is looking to knock Machida’s block off with a big right hand, but they’re mostly going off the arms of “The Dragon.” A spinning kick to the body grazes Hendo, who shows his frustration by throwing up his hands at the end of the round.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Machida
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Machida
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Machida

Round 3
Machida lands a hard left kick to the body and follows quickly with a straight right hand. Henderson times a wide right hand from Machida, wraps up the Brazilian and puts him on the ground. It’s full guard for Machida, wrapping Henderson up tight. Henderson peppers with punches to the body while ref Herb Dean calls for action. Machida is on his side now, trying to sneak around and take Henderson’s back but taking elbows to the ribs in the process. Henderson drops a short elbow and smothers Machida as Dean again calls for work. Machida kicks out and escapes to his feet with just under two minutes remaining. Henderson circles the outside, looking for an opening for the right hand but not pulling the trigger as Machida feints and dances in front of him. Machida slaps Hendo’s face with a couple kicks, lands a right hand and steps out of the way of Henderson’s counter. That’s where it ends, and both men raise their hands at the horn.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Henderson (29-28 Machida)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Henderson (29-28 Machida)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Machida (30-27 Machida)

Official result: The judges score the bout 29-28 Henderson, 29-28 Machida and 29-28 for the winner by split decision, Lyoto Machida.


Round 1
John McCarthy is the referee for tonight’s 135-pound main event. They rush to meet one another in the center of the Octagon and Rousey is immediately looking for a throw. She can’t get it right away and instead hits Carmouche with an uppercut to the body. Carmouche goes to the ground and Rousey sits down on top of her. While Rousey is trying to pin down an arm, Carmouche sneaks around the back and takes the back of the champion. Rousey stands back up and Carmouche goes for a neck crank with both hooks in. Rousey tilts to the side and shakes the challenger off, getting out of a bad situation. Rousey stands over the prone Carmouche now, looking to come down with punches while Carmouche keeps hold of Rousey’s ankle. Rousey lands some good punches before dropping down to Carmouche’s right side and taking head-and-arm control. Short left hands land for Rousey as she keeps Carmouche pinned down. Ninety seconds left in the round now and Carmouche is bucking, trying to hook Rousey and take the back again. Carmouche tries an inverted triangle from underneath but Rousey slips out. Rousey transitions to the armbar, working on Carmouche’s right arm. Carmouche holds on tight and tries to push Rousey’s face away with her feet. With time ticking down, Rousey sits up, adjusts and falls back on the armbar again. This time, Carmouche grimaces and finally submits. Ronda Rousey defends her UFC title and becomes the first woman to win inside the Octagon with an armbar submission at 4:49 of round one. view original article >>
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