UFC 161 Results: ‘Evans vs. Henderson’ Play-by-Play & Updates



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Round 1
Jabouin snags a low kick from Pague and trips the American to the ground at the base of the fence, catching Pague with a right hand as he comes down into guard. Pague throws up his legs, hunting for a triangle or an armbar, but can’t get anything on the first try. He keeps working to control Jabouin’s arms from guard, but the “Tiger” postures up to land some ground-and-pound. Pague snares Jabouin in a triangle-armbar combo; Jabouin backs up and escapes, then drops a couple more heavy shots from top position. Pague throws up his legs again, this time trapping Jabouin’s far arm, and Jabouin escapes from this one after a brief struggle. Pague tries to sweep from deep half-guard, can’t get it, so he goes for a heel hook instead. Two minutes left in the round and Jabouin is being forced to defend the deep submission attempt instead of maintaining top control. Pague releases the leg, then applies another heel hook and uses it to sweep. With their legs still entangled, Pague steps over and sets up on top of Jabouin with 45 seconds left. Pague steps into full mount, then hops off to the side to try an arm-triangle choke. It proves a bad decision, as Jabouin is able to roll on top and sock Pague with a dozen or so heavy punches in the closing 15 seconds of the frame.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Pague
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Pague
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Pague

Round 2
The bantamweights meet in the center of the cage and trade knees in the clinch before Pague is able to toss Jabouin to the canvas. Pague nearly has full mount, but Jabouin has trapped his man’s right foot between his legs. Pague pops the foot free and postures up in mount to drop punches. Jabouin turns over and Pague locks up a body triangle to secure back-mount. Pague falls to his back, taking Jabouin with him, and begins hunting for a rear-naked choke with just over three minutes remaining in the round. Jabouin tries to twist around, but Pague stays heavy on top and takes full mount again. More punches from Pague force Jabouin to react, first regaining half-guard and then sweeping to top position. From closed guard, Pague tries a triangle, can’t finish and takes a stiff elbow for his trouble. Another pair of elbows lands for Jabouin in the final 30 seconds, and Pague shifts his hips for another armbar try before the horn.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Pague
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Pague
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Pague

Round 3
Jabouin clips Pague with a combination as they meet in the middle, then takes the American to the floor and sets up on top, in Pague’s open guard. Pague is active from his back, hunting for submissions but not catching anything; meanwhile, Jabouin continues to posture up and land sporadic elbows on top. Three minutes left and referee Adam Cheadle warns the fighters to get active. They don’t, and the ref stands them up with about 2:20 remaining. Jabouin slips on a spinning kick and Pague cracks him with an illegal knee which goes unnoticed by referee Cheadle. Forcing Jabouin to the ground, Pague steps into full mount and drops short elbow strikes. Jabouin hooks Pague’s leg and sweeps, but lands right in a triangle attempt. “Tiger” gets free of the triangle and manages a couple punches before Pague goes for another triangle-armbar to end the fight.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Pague (30-27 Pague)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Pague (30-27 Pague)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Pague (30-27 Pague)

Official result: Judge Jason Rodgers scores the bout 29-28 Jabouin, while Dr. Greg Jackson sees it 29-28 Pague. The final judge, Sal Signorino, scores it 29-28 for the winner by split decision, Yves Jabouin.

Round 1
Within seconds of the fight starting, referee Jerin Valel instructs both fighters to keep their fists closed while striking. Clarke circles the southpaw Maguire in the middle of the cage, attacking with low kicks while Maguire tries to paw back with jabs and straight punches. More leg kicks come from Clarke, who keeps moving to avoid the left hand of Maguire which has twice landed clean in the opening two minutes. Clarke pulls up short on a punch, eats a counter and then stops fighting, as Maguire has taken a finger in the eye. Referee Valel warns both fighters again to keep “tight fists” as they resume with about 2:30 on the clock. Clarke probes with left hooks, then has a right high kick blocked. Maguire comes in to tie up, then scoots around back to pull Clarke to the fence with a rear-waistlock. Clarke has a grip on Maguire’s right arm as Maguire tries to elevate and finish a slam. Clarke lands a couple glancing elbows over his shoulder as he works to free himself, still controlling Maguire’s arm. Maguire jumps on the standing Clarke’s back, but can’t stay there with one hook in. They split and move off the fence as Clarke has another right high kick blocked. Maguire drives on a single-leg with 15 seconds on the clock and they wind up in the same position as before, only with Clarke driving elbows into Maguire’s arms as time expires.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Maguire
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Clarke
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Clarke

Round 2
Clarke comes forward on Maguire again to start round two, throwing more inside low kicks to the lefty’s lead leg. Maguire lands a short standing elbow when he gets Clarke in range, then catches a kick and trips the Canadian to the ground. Clarke throws up a high guard, sits up and loops his left arm around Maguire’s neck. Maguire keeps busy with punches to Clarke’s body while ref Valel tells Clarke to work. Maguire lands some open-handed strikes as he tries to flatten out Clarke midway through the round. Clarke leans to his right to attempt a kimura on Maguire’s left arm, while Maguire throws peppering shots with his right hand. Clarke walks up the cage and rolls over to escape to his feet, then tries a takedown of his own which is denied by Maguire. The lightweights work on the fence with one minute left, Clarke on the outside, stomping Maguire’s feet and kneeing his legs. They’re split up with 35 seconds to go and Clarke goes straight back to leg-kicking. Maguire lands a late takedown and works to secure Clarke’s back, but can’t get it before the horn.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Clarke
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Clarke
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Clarke

Round 3
Maguire lands a left hand and eats a quick counter combo in return before Clarke digs an underhook and puts Maguire’s back on the fence. Maguire hangs on while Clarke keeps busy with foot stomps and knees inside. It’s not enough for ref Valel, who restarts the lightweights with just under 3:00 remaining. Maguire gets hold of Clarke’s back again and drags him to the base of the fence. Maguire switches from hooks to a body triangle, and Clarke tries to walk up the wall to escape. Maguire keeps control this time and continues to throw punches to soften up Clarke in between hunting for the RNC. Clarke tries to wall-walk again, can’t do it, finds success on the third try and rolls over into top position. Thirty seconds left and Clarke stands to come crashing back down with a hard right hand. Clarke keeps busy with punches to the horn, doesn’t land much clean, but finishes the fight on top.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Clarke (29-28 Clarke)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Clarke (30-27 Clarke)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Maguire (29-28 Clarke)

Official result: All three judges -- Dr. Greg Jackson, Chris Lee and Sal Signorino -- score the bout 29-28 for the winner by unanimous decision, Mitch Clarke.

Round 1
Delorme gets inside on a double-leg early and dumps Figueroa to the ground at the base of the fence. Figueroa scrambles back up, but Delorme takes the American’s back in the scramble and pulls Figueroa down to the floor again. Figueroa tries to sweep, and does, but rolls right into a triangle from Delorme. Now elbows land for Delorme as he tries to finish the triangle, then switches to an armbar. Figueroa pulls his arm free and postures up on top to land some heavy right hands. Delorme uses his long legs to push away the standing Figueroa and winds up on top in the exchange. Delorme is back on top, leaning left to right on Figueroa and dropping short punches. The pace finally slows with 2:00 left on the clock, and Figueroa gets to his knees as he tries to stand. He gets halfway there before Delorme hops on his back again, this time locking up a body triangle which traps Figueroa’s right arm. Delorme throws right hands as he tries to find the rear-naked choke, but Figueroa is doing well to defend with only his left arm. Figueroa frees his right arm before the end of the round, but it’s Delorme who finishes in a high back mount, dropping right hands.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Delorme
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Delorme
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Delorme

Round 2
Delorme dives on a single-leg from way out, and this time Figueroa is able to fend off the takedown at first. Delorme keeps after it, though, and 30 seconds into the round, Delorme has Figueroa on the mat again. Closed guard for Figueroa, and now he throws up a triangle choke of his own. Delorme stands and lifts Figueroa off the ground to break the choke, freeing himself about 90 seconds into the round. Delorme sets up in side control, then knee-on-belly, and he takes Figueroa’s back with a body triangle as Figueroa tries to escape. Figueroa has both hands free this time, and Delorme can’t find an opening for his arms to get free. Figueroa turns over and now it’s “El Feroz” on top in Delorme’s closed guard. Figueroa lands a trio of hard elbows with his left arm as the bantamweights fight at the foot of the fence. Figueroa pins down Delorme’s head with his left hand and blasts the Canadian’s face with some heavy rights. Delorme escapes to his feet, grabs hold of Figueroa’s waist and pulls him back down again. Delorme rides out the last 20 seconds of the round on Figueroa’s back with one hook in.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Figueroa
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Figueroa
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Delorme

Round 3
Delorme ducks a right hand and hits another double-leg near the fence. They roll away from the cage as Delorme grasps for a heel hook, but Delorme defends and takes Figueroa’s back in the process. Figueroa stands up with Delorme on his back, then Delorme hops off to toss Figueroa back down to the ground. Delorme tries to secure the back again and Figueroa slips out the back door. Back on the feet, Figueroa lands a clean right hand, eats a knee in return from Delorme. The next takedown attempt from Delorme is stuffed, and now they’re back to striking with half the round to go. Figueroa clips his man with a left hook, then pops Delorme with an uppercut when “Stunning” comes in for a takedown. Delorme finishes the takedown anyway and moves to side-control on Figueroa’s left. North-south position now, and Delorme passes to the other side before Figueroa turtles up. Figueroa twists around enough to land a couple good punches, then throws no-look elbows which spike Delorme’s face. With 30 seconds left, Figueroa twists around to take top position and unloads on Delorme with brutal right hands. Delorme is covering up, clinging to Figueroa’s legs and trying to ride out the round while Figueroa lands more punches. The horn sounds, and this one is going to the scorecards.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Delorme (29-28 Delorme)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Figueroa (29-28 Figueroa)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Figueroa (29-28 Delorme)

Official result: All three judges -- Richard Bertrand, Sal D'Amato and Chris Lee -- score the bout 29-28 for the winner by unanimous decision, Roland Delorme.

Round 1
Robertson lands a leg kick and tries to get inside to tie up, but Pierson slips away. Pierson sprawls on another shot and tries to grab a headlock, but the latter part allows Robertson to complete his takedown. Robertson takes the back of Pierson with a body triangle and eats an elbow thrown by Pierson over the shoulder. After taking some right hands to the face, Pierson explodes back to his feet and goes for another front headlock as Robertson kneels by the fence. Robertson stands and lands a knee to Pierson’s body before the welterweights separate. Pierson clips Robertson with an uppercut as the American tries to duck inside and shoot. Robertson grabs a waistlock and tries to pull Pierson down, but winds up pulling Pierson on top of him. North-south position for Pierson now with 70 seconds left, and he uses it to land a knee as they stand back up. Robertson goes back down to avoid more damage, then Pierson releases and they reset. Pierson clubs Robertson with an uppercut, a right hand, then another pair of right hooks in the final 15 seconds.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Pierson
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Pierson
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Pierson

Round 2
Robertson opens with a leg kick, then goes to the body. Pierson returns the favor with a head kick and follows up with a hard right hand as he closes in on Robertson on the outside. As Pierson slips behind another solid right hand, Robertson finds an opening to get off the fence. A three-punch combo lands for Pierson and he’s got Robertson’s back to the fence again. Robertson lunges out and misses with a right hand, then takes a hook in return and eats a big head kick. Pierson shuts down another shot, tries for a brabo choke and gets overpowered by Robertson, who puts Pierson’s back to the canvas. Robertson lands an elbow on top and tries to limit Pierson’s offense with a forearm across the throat. Pierson appears to be getting the better of the offense from his back with elbows and backhands in the last 30 seconds.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Pierson
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Pierson
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Pierson

Round 3
Robertson comes over the top with a good right hand, then catches Pierson with a huge standing elbow in the pocket. Pierson is in trouble, wobbling all around as he tries to throw some return fire. Robertson stays after him and drops Pierson with another clubbing right, then defends as Pierson shoots a desperation single-leg. Robertson tries to roll Pierson with a choke, can’t get it and instead jumps on the Canadian’s back with 3:30 to go in the fight. Trying to slip out the back door, Pierson is forced to defend against a rear-naked choke attempt from Robertson, who is also throwing right hands to soften up his opponent. Inside the final two minutes now and Robertson continues to whack away at Pierson from back-mount. Pierson tries to roll out, but he rolls right into the path of more Robertson rights. With 10 seconds left, Pierson finally manages to reverse to top position, but he can’t do anything with it before the horn.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-8 Robertson (28-28 Draw)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Robertson (28-28 Draw)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-8 Robertson (28-28 Draw)

Official result: Judge Sal D’Amato scores the bout a 28-28 draw, while judges Jason Rodgers and Sal Signorino score it 29-28 for the winner by majority decision, Sean Pierson.

Round 1
Krause lands a couple leg kicks, but when he tries to go high, Stout ducks under and puts his man’s back to the fence. They separate after a minute without much significant action, and Krause lands a long jab, followed by a blocked high kick. A front kick from Krause lands on Stout’s face, and a follow-up knee has Stout backed up against the fence. Stout seems to have recovered a few seconds later as he circles out. Krause lands another chopping low kick and then clips Stout with a left hand behind the ear. Stout hits a takedown after eating a high kick to the face which Krause quickly reverses, and now Stout is sporting a cut above his right eye that is leaking a lot of blood. Krause has some difficulty passing and Stout gets back to his feet. The Canadian goes on the offensive in the closing moments of the round, but Krause is elusive and Stout is unable to land much of anything clean.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Krause
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Krause
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Krause

Round 2
A left hook to the liver has Krause doubling over, but Stout doesn’t pounce and the American seems to recover. Good combinations from Krause as he lands a body blow of his own. Stout throws some inside leg kicks, mostly checked by Krause, who shoots in and puts Stout on the ground in the middle of the Octagon midway through the round. Stout is back on his feet 30 seconds later, landing a kick to the body of Krause. Long jab lands for Krause before he steps out of the way of a Stout combination. Stout goes to the legs, then the body of Krause. The Canadian hits a takedown in the closing moments of the round, then gets busy with a series of elbows on top just before the horn.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Stout
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Stout
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Krause

Round 3
Krause catches Stout with a counter left in an exchange, then follows up with a couple loud leg kicks. Nice jabs coming from Krause, but he can’t land clean on a leaping knee attempt. Stout scores with an outside leg kick of his own, misses with a right high kick. Krause sticks a jab, answered by a short body kick and a swiping right hand from Stout. More jabs land for Krause as the give-and-take battle continues, now with only 90 seconds left in the fight. The jabs keep piling on as Krause remains outside the shorter man’s range, slipping Stout’s punches. Krause steps into the pocket and hits a standing elbow, then dips back out. With just over 30 seconds remaining, Stout hits a takedown. Krause grabs a guillotine, and it’s a deep one; he rolls Stout over, cranks the choke and forces the tap. James Krause wins his UFC debut via submission at 4:47 of round three.

Round 1
Shields opens up with low kicks in the opening minute, keeping Woodley on the outside and moving him toward the fence. The first low kick from Woodley chops the leg out from beneath Shields; when the Cesar Gracie pupil stands back up, Woodley adds an uppercut to the equation. Shields catches a low kick and gets in on a single-leg, but Woodley denies it and puts Shields’ back to the cage. Ref Yves Lavigne calls for the welterweights to work, even though Woodley is landing regular right hands to the body in the clinch. It’s apparently not enough for Lavigne, who breaks them up midway through the round. Shields comes forward now, landing more slapping leg kicks, and he goes for a single as he backs Woodley into the fence again. It’s a high-single leg for Shields with one minute left, and Shields defends it well with his back to the cage post. Shields switches to over-unders and tries to work some knees to the body of Woodley, who is landing right hands to Shields’ body all the while.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Woodley
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Woodley
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Shields

Round 2
Shields gets inside on Woodley and they resume work on the fence, with Woodley twice being warned by ref Lavigne for grabbing Shields’ shorts. Woodley turns it around, can’t do much with the outside position, and Shields turns it back. Woodley lands a couple hard knees inside as the ref calls for action and the Winnipeg crowd begins to boo. Shields grabs a front headlock and Woodley takes a knee. Shields knees Woodley’s arm until Woodley stands back up and breaks loose with 90 seconds left on the clock. Woodley lunges in with a Superman punch, misses, but dips back out before Shields can grab hold. Shields shoots, gets stuffed and settles for pressing Woodley on the fence again. Woodley scores a couple more knees inside, and Lavigne splits them again with 10 seconds to go. Shields closes out the round throwing kicks to Woodley’s legs and body.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-10
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-10
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Woodley

Round 3
Woodley changes levels and puts Shields on the fence to begin the final round, but Shields turns it around and lands a few knees before breaking off. Shields wraps up with over-unders, but it’s Woodley blasting the Californian’s ribs with hard right hands. Ref Lavigne breaks them up yet again with 2:15 left in the fight. A spinning backfist from Woodley puts Shields on rubbery legs momentarily, but Shields stays standing and Woodley holds him on the cage again. Shields reverses and the welterweights trade knees inside with Woodley getting the better. Lavigne restarts them in the center of the cage with one minute remaining. Woodley lands a kick to the body and backs up as Shields comes forward. Shields has a double-leg stuffed and eats a right from Woodley, who pressures Shields against the fence with 20 seconds left. They finish there, with Shields throwing hands to the body and Woodley throwing knees.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Woodley (30-28 Woodley)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Woodley (30-28 Woodley)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Woodley (29-28 Woodley)

Official result: Judge Chris Lee scores the bout 30-27 Woodley, while judges Richard Bertrand and Sal D’Amato score it 29-28 for the winner by split decision, Jake Shields.

Round 1
Barry has his opening high kick blocked. He waits a moment, then lunges in to tag Jordan with a right hand and a hard leg kick. Jordan pushes forward on Barry and lands a left hook, then a huge right uppercut which sends “HD” staggering backward. Barry goes to his knees at the base of the cage, and Jordan is all over him, blasting away with jackhammer right hands. Barry appears to tap under the barrage of strikes, but the fight continues. Barry is just covering up, not offering anything in return, so referee Jerin Valel steps in to wave this one off. Shawn Jordan scores an impressive TKO just 59 seconds into round one. Round 1
The women come out throwing in the center of the cage, with Sexton scoring the cleaner of the right hands at first, but Davis scoring some elbows once she gets inside. Davis hustles Sexton into the cage and grabs the Thai plum, then works knees to Sexton’s body. Sexton digs a few right hands to Davis’ ribs, then goes up top. Davis releases the plum and wraps up Sexton’s body, then tries for an inside trip. Davis releases as Sexton circles clockwise, then comes back in to pop Davis with a hook. Two minutes in, Sexton changes levels and tries for a takedown, but the larger Davis over overpowers her, applying a triangle as she rolls onto her back. After a brief struggle, Davis gets her left foot under her right knee, but she doesn’t quite have the angle to finish the choke. Sexton is keeping busy as she defends, socking Davis’ ribs with right hands. Sexton stacks up as Davis tries to pull the Englishwoman’s head down and finish. Davis loses the triangle and now Sexton is in a great position, with Davis’ unprotected head flat on the canvas. Sexton gets off half a dozen hard right hands before Davis throws up another triangle. It’s still not deep enough, and Sexton continues to drop hard shots on Davis’ face to the horn.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Sexton
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Sexton
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Sexton

Round 2
Sexton gets the outside position as the bantamweights work along the fence, then trips Davis to the floor after about 40 seconds. Short backhands score for Sexton as she works to stabilize her position on top, but before she can, Davis scoops a leg and sweeps. It’s Davis in Sexton’s closed guard now, with Sexton so far blocking most of the Canadian’s offense. Midway through the round and Davis gets off some hard elbows over the top as Sexton tries to control the wrists. Davis sits up in Sexton’s guard to drop hammerfists, so Sexton throws up her legs for an armbar attempt. Davis thwarts it by kneeling on Sexton’s face, and then driving her knees into a kneeling Sexton’s thighs. Davis tries a rear-naked choke which appears deep, but Sexton gives a thumbs-up to ref Herb Dean. With 30 seconds to go, Davis gets Sexton flat on her belly from back-mount. Nonstop punches and elbows from Davis have Dean close to stopping the fight, but Sexton is saved by the bell.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Davis
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Davis
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Davis

Round 3
Both women’s punches are looking significantly slower as they wade in and out of range in the opening minute of the final round. Davis secures Sexton’s back after a scramble and locks up a body triangle, then slugs Sexton with punches from the back. Sexton is able to twist around and wind up in Davis’ closed guard. Sexton keeps active on top with short right hands, occasionally going upstairs. Davis lands a few of her own, but it’s mostly Sexton scoring on top. One minute left and Sexton pops Davis with a nice left hand, prompting Davis to roll over and try to escape. Davis stalls out on her knees with Sexton trying to take her back. Out the back door goes Davis; she throws a few short hands to the body, then stands over Sexton, who tags her with a couple good upkicks just before the horn.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Davis (29-28 Davis)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Davis (29-27 Davis)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Davis (29-28 Davis)

Official result: Judge Chris Lee scores the bout 29-27, while judges Richard Betrand and Jason Rodgers score it 29-28, all for the winner by unanimous decision, Alexis Davis.

Round 1
Jimmo lands an inside leg kick immediately, then backs out of range of a charging combo from Pokrajac. A right hand connects for Jimmo, and he runs Pokrajac across the cage to put “The Duke” on the fence. The light heavyweights are only there for about 20 seconds before ref Yves Lavigne separates them. Jimmo runs in behind a big right hand to clinch up again, and again Lavigne breaks them up. Jimmo sticks a long jab that prompts a shrug from Pokrajac. Now it’s Pokrajac putting Jimmo on the fence, going low for a double-leg but being stood up by Jimmo. They pummel for position with Jimmo landing a few hard knees inside, and again they’re broken up by Lavigne. Right back to the fence goes Jimmo, throwing right hands and knees to Pokrajac’s sides. They break without the ref’s help this time and Pokrajac rushes forward, only to be wrapped up and held against the fence again. Jimmo loads up on three or four knees to Pokrajac’s thighs before Lavigne breaks them up this time. Pokrajac whiffs on a high kick and Jimmo comes forward to pepper with inside leg kicks, then chops a hard one to the outside of Pokrajac’s thigh. Pokrajac comes forward to land a right and hold Jimmo on the fence for a change. Jimmo escapes and gets tagged with another hooking right from Pokrajac, who tries to add on but instead eats a right from Jimmo. The round finishes with Pokrajac holding Jimmo on the outside, then throwing an elbow just after the horn.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Jimmo
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Jimmo
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Jimmo

Round 2
Jimmo circles clockwise, dipping in and out of range as he plucks Pokrajac with kicks and long punches. A right hand has Pokrajac on rubber legs, and Jimmo follows him to the ground in an attempt to finish. Pokrajac survives as they scoot over to the fence and Jimmo continues to ground-and-pound his wounded opponent. Pokrajac has recovered now but he can’t get out from underneath Jimmo, whose offense has slowed on top. Jimmo gets busy halfway through the round, working Pokrajac’s body but not getting much going up top. Pokrajac, for his part, slaps Jimmo with backhands whenever Jimmo stops throwing. Stacking up now is Jimmo, grinding on Pokrajac with elbows from open guard. Pokrajac lands a couple hard shots off his back which have Jimmo backing out. It’s not safe on the feet for Jimmo, who eats a hard upkick and immediately comes back down to try and pass Pokrajac’s guard. With 30 seconds left, Jimmo lands an elbow and Pokrajac tries to wall-walk his way free. He can’t get there, and Jimmo finishes the round in side control.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Jimmo
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Jimmo
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Jimmo

Round 3
Pokrajac comes out swinging but is quickly wrapped up and pushed against the fence. Jimmo reverses a near-takedown for Pokrajac to wind up on top in the Croatian’s open guard. They scoot toward the fence again as Jimmo buries his face in Pokrajac’s chest and throws right hands over the top. Jimmo keeps throwing until midway through the round, when Pokrajac snares the Canadian’s head underneath his left arm. It looks like a deep guillotine attempt, but Jimmo postures up in Pokrajac’s guard and eventually the Duke releases. The 205ers scramble up and Jimmo cracks Pokrajac with a knee to the face just as soon as it’s legal to do so. Pokrajac shrugs as Jimmo holds him on the fence, and ref Lavigne splits them up one last time with 15 seconds left. Jimmo sticks a jab, grabs hold of Pokrajac and holds him on the cage to the final horn.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Jimmo (30-27 Jimmo)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Jimmo (30-27 Jimmo)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Jimmo (30-27 Jimmo)

Official result: All three judges -- Richard Bertrand, Sal D’Amato and Jason Rodgers -- score the bout 30-27 for the winner by unanimous decision, Ryan Jimmo.

Round 1
The big men touch gloves and Miocic circles the outside to slap Nelson with an inside leg kick. Nelson comes at Miocic, throwing hands, but doesn’t land anything clean. Now “Big Country” fakes a takedown and throws a right, but again can’t catch Miocic. A straight right from Miocic gets Nelson’s attention, and Nelson covers up under the left-left-right that comes next. Miocic lands an inside leg kick and Nelson returns fire with one outside. Nelson clips Miocic with an overhand right and feints an uppercut that makes Miocic flinch. Miocic resets and catches Nelson with a jab before wrapping him up on the cage. Nelson escapes two minutes into the round, misses as he tries to grab a single-leg and gets clipped by a Miocic right. Another straight right from Miocic finds the mark, and he catches Nelson with a knee as Big Country tries to drive on a takedown. Miocic stuffs it and nearly takes Nelson’s back before opting to return to the feet. Miocic ducks a punch and catches a kneeling Nelson to pop the “Ultimate Fighter” winner with a few quick lefts. Nelson is throwing big overhand rights, but Miocic is able to get out of the way. Miocic walks Nelson down and traps him against the fence, where the Ohioan unloads with knees, uppercuts and short, nasty elbows. Nelson survives the onslaught and turns Miocic around to take outside position. They break off with 20 seconds to go, but the only offense for the remainder is an outside leg kick from Nelson.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Miocic
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Miocic
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Miocic

Round 2
Miocic goes to Nelson’s lead leg with a kick inside, then cracks Nelson with a right hook and a knee. More straight punches are stuck in Nelson’s face as he tries to chase down the younger man, swinging big right hands that come up short. Miocic rips Nelson with a right hand, then chases him to the fence with a knee and a hard leg kick. Now it’s knees to Nelson’s thighs as Miocic holds him on the fence. Referee Jerin Valel asks for work, so Miocic backs up and decks Nelson with a couple standing elbows. Miocic goes to the body of Nelson with a hard kick, then sticks him with a straight punch. The big men stand in the middle of the cage, exchanging right hands, with Miocic clearly getting the better of the exchange. Miocic is shutting down any attempts at takedowns from Nelson, as well as making Nelson bite on feints of his own. Nelson closes in and just misses with a big uppercut that has Miocic circling away. Miocic mixes it up, going to the body and head with his punch-kick combinations. A three-punch combo from Miocic has Nelson moving backward to the fence, where Miocic holds him for 20 seconds before exiting with a right hand. A frustrated Nelson walks forward on Miocic at the horn with his hands raised.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Miocic
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Miocic
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-8 Miocic

Round 3
Things aren’t looking any better for Nelson at the start of the last frame, with Miocic landing clean right hands at will and either blocking or dodging Nelson’s attempts to take his head off. Miocic repeats his same sequence from round two: block the right hand, circle out, fake a takedown, stick a right hand, repeat. Halfway through the round, Nelson finally connects with a couple grazing rights, so Miocic decides to finish a takedown. Nelson is quickly back on his feet, then is held on the cage for a few seconds before ref Valel breaks them up. Nelson is exhausted, doubling over before resetting to fight, then walking forward on Miocic with his hands at his waist. Miocic continues to stick and move, then holds Nelson on the fence briefly. Nelson escapes with 25 seconds left and lurches forward; Miocic cracks him with a few last left hands before time runs out.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Miocic (30-27 Miocic)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Miocic (30-26 Miocic)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Miocic (30-26 Miocic)

Official result: All three judges -- Richard Bertrand, Chris Lee and Jason Rodgers -- score the bout 30-27 for the winner by unanimous decision, Stipe Miocic.

Round 1
Referee Herb Dean is the third man in the cage for tonight’s main event, with judges Sal D’Amato, Dr. Greg Jackson and Chris Lee scoring at cageside. The light heavyweights have a tentative touch of gloves in the middle before lining up with about two feet of space between them. Evans strikes first with a quick jab, then moves back out. Henderson comes forward swinging his big right hand, but Evans covers up and comes back with a snappy combo. It’s Evans moving outward from the center of the cage, feinting and twitching, while Henderson creeps around the outside. Evans briefly rushes Henderson against the fence, and now they break to meet in the middle. Evans again sidesteps Henderson’s overhand rights, and when Hendo comes forward again, Evans changes levels. Henderson stands him up and they clinch momentarily on the fence. A left jab from Henderson takes the legs out from underneath Evans, and Hendo smells blood. Another uppercut lands, but Henderson is over-eager in his attempt to capitalize, and Evans escapes to his feet to circle away and recover before the round ends.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Henderson
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Henderson
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Henderson

Round 2
Evans gets inside on Henderson and presses him against the fence. When they work off the cage, Evans fires off a combo that’s quickly answered by Henderson. The light heavyweights reset, and when Evans comes in to tie up again, Henderson catches him with a right. Evans holds his man on the fence for a moment before releasing. Now it’s Evans working from the center, moving Henderson around the outside, neither man throwing much. Henderson moves to the middle and feints a shot that gets Evans backing up. Evans reverses direction and tries to wrap up with Henderson, but gets shrugged off by the Greco-Roman specialist. Evans works Henderson toward the fence and connects with a right, then has another takedown denied and eats a hard, short elbow in the pocket as they disengage.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Evans
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Henderson
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Henderson

Round 3
Henderson comes forward swinging wide lefts which Evans circles away from. When Evans comes back to strike, Henderson zaps him with a nice right-handed counter. Evans returns fire with a combo of his own that gets Hendo circling the outside and resetting. Henderson drops to a knee for a shot and Evans steps right out. Evans has another shot stuffed and pushes Hendo’s back against the fence with 2:30 to go. Henderson lands a few short knees inside, but Evans backs up and slugs him with one to the body. They move off the fence and Evans sticks a jab before putting Henderson on the cage again with a right underhook, peppering with left hands. Henderson lands another short elbow, answered by a couple knees to the gut from Evans. Down to the final minute now and Henderson scores with a few good right hands as Evans grabs onto a single-leg. A knee inside from Henderson prompts Evans to throw three hard rights to Hendo’s head. They come off the fence for the closing seconds and Evans gets the final word with a stiff jab.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Evans (29-28 Evans)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Evans (29-28 Henderson)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Evans (29-28 Henderson)

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

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