UFC on Fuel TV 5 Results: Matt Wiman, John Hathaway, and Che Mills Score Victories


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UFC on Fuel TV 5: Struve vs. Miocic opened on Fuel TV on Saturday from Nottingham, England, with everything from disappointment, to a scrappy decision, to an exciting, if improbable submission finish.

Paul Sass vs. Matt Wiman

Just when it appeared Paul Sass was going to submit his way to a UFC lightweight title shot, the Brit ran into a roadblock by the name of Matt Wiman.

Sass was 13-0 coming into the fight, submitting 12 of his opponents, but Wiman has a reputation as a tough and gritty fighter, which he showed on Saturday.

Sass immediately put Wiman on the mat and tried to work his submission magic, attempting various leglocks. Wiman, however, turned the tables on Sass, snatching up one of Sass’s arms and never letting go.

Sass defended for a time, trying to find an escape route, but Wiman hung tough and eventually extended the arm, putting an end to the British fighter’s undefeated streak.

“He’s never tasted that defeat and you have to go in there and beat him, you can’t just go in there and break him,” said a highly emotional Wiman after the fight. “I gave it my all and luckily got it.”

Wiman has now won two fights in a row and five of his last six.

John Hathaway vs. John Maguire

Hathaway started off very aggressive, immediately taking control of the fight. Although he pressed the action throughout the opening round and landed a few good punches and kicks, neither he nor Maguire could get a lot of offense going.

The second round was even more dominant for Hathaway. He put Maguire on the mat early in the round and worked a non-stop ground and pound attack, chipping away at his fellow Brit throughout the second stanza.

Hathaway was en route to a repeat of the opening round to close out the fight, taking control, not doing a lot of damage, but pushing Maguire around the Octagon. That was until Maguire finally secured a takedown in the final couple minutes of the fight. It was too little, too late, however, as Maguire couldn’t do anything with the takedown, leaving the fight in the hands of the judges.

Hathaway walked away with the unanimous decision victory, putting an end to Maguire’s seven-fight winning streak, while extending his own unbeaten string to three-consecutive fights.

Che Mills vs. Duane Ludwig

Che Mills at UFC 138The fight between Mills and Ludwig was over almost as soon as it started.

Mills did a good job from the opening bell, rushing and taking Ludwig to the mat, putting him at the weakest point of his game. Mills kept him there for the first couple minutes of the fight, peppering Ludwig with elbows and knees from side control.

Ludwig eventually regained his feet, but as he and Mills locked up, Ludwig was tossed to the mat, but immediately expressing to Mills and the referee that something was wrong with his left knee.

Mills immediately backed off as referee Herb Dean jumped in and waved a stop to the fight.

Mills got the win, if not in a fashion that he had likely hoped for, with a TKO stoppage just 2:28 into the fight.

UFC on Fuel TV 5 Results:

Main Bouts (on Fuel TV):
-Matt Wiman def. Paul Sass by Submission (Armbar) at 3:48, R1
-John Hathaway def. John Maguire by Unanimous Decision
-Che Mills def. Duane Ludwig by TKO (Knee Injury) at 2:28, R1

Preliminary Bouts (on Facebook):
-Jimi Manuwa def. Kyle Kingsbury by TKO (Dr.’s Stoppage) at 5:00, R2
-Akira Corassani def. Andy Ogle by Split Decision
-Brad Tavares def. Tom Watson by Split Decision
-Gunnar Nelson def. DaMarques Johnson by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:34, R1
-Robert Peralta def. Jason Young by KO (Punches) at 0:23, R1

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all of your UFC on Fuel TV 5 post-fight coverage.

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