UFC on Fuel TV 8 Results: ‘Silva vs. Stann’ Play-by-Play & Updates


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UFC on Fuel TV 8 Fight Card


Sherdog.com will report from Saitama Super Arena near Tokyo at approximately 7:40 p.m. ET/4:40 p.m. PT with play-by-play and live results of UFC on Fuel TV 8, which is headlined by Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann.

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Round 1
Guimaraes shoots early and is sprawled on by Lim, who stands back up and nudges the Brazilian back with a leg kick and a jab. Lim stuffs another takedown try and punishes Guimaraes with a knee to the body. Now it’s Guimaraes with an inside leg kick and Lim pumps his jab again. Lim pops Guimaraes with a right hand and the grappler shoots unsuccessfully again. Guimaraes gets back up and lands a lead uppercut that backs Lim off. Lim stuffs another shot, Guimaraes lands a clubbing right hand and tries to come in behind it to clinch up. He can’t, and the welterweights keep standing. Lim is sticking Guimaraes with his jab but can’t find the mark with his follow-up right hands. More leg kicks from Lim and Guimaraes shoots again; Lim defends ably. With 25 seconds left in the round, Lim tries a step-in knee that allows Guimaraes to hit a takedown and finish the frame in top position.

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

Round 2
Lim pops Guimaraes with a combination, but the Brazilian wards him off with a leg kick and a straight punch. Guimaraes lands a couple awkward left hooks, though a lot of his punches are going off Lim’s arms and shoulders. A knee lands for Lim, whose arms are beginning to drop to his sides midway through the fight. Lim tags his man with a straight right and a left hook to the body. A swiping left hand bloodies Lim’s nose, and Guimaraes hits a double-leg takedown soon after. Lim again tries to work butterfly guard, but now Guimaraes is able to pass to half-guard. Lim scrambles to his feet with the aid of the fence and Guimaraes stays glued to him, first with a double and then a single-leg. Lim escapes and eats a pair of overhand rights from Guimaraes, then a stiff jab. Guimaraes goes to shoot again and Lim times it perfectly this time, catching the Brazilian with a knee to the face. Guimaraes falls to his back and Lim gets in two extra punches before referee Thomas Fan can intervene. It’s a knockout win for Hyun Gyu Lim at 4:00 of the second round.


Round 1
Herb Dean is the referee for this bantamweight bout. The southpaw Caceres jabs and lands an inside leg kick before Kang grabs hold of a waistlock and drags him to the ground. Kang postures up to throw punches and gets kicked away by the lanky Caceres, who tries to keep the Korean at bay with a butterfly guard. Kang comes back down and passes to side control on Caceres’ right side. He only manages a few elbows before Caceres shoves him off and scrambles back up. Kang lands another inside leg kick before grabbing a rear waistlock and dumping Caceres to the ground again. Caceres rolls under for a leglock, but Kang pulls out and goes to half-guard on Caceres’ left in the center of the cage. Caceres regains full guard, then closes up and tries for an armbar. Kang pulls out and stands back up; Caceres follows him and almost instantly has his back taken again. Kang drags him to the ground and goes for a rear-naked choke, but Caceres twists around and winds up on top. Caceres can’t keep the position long, as Kang gets back up and immediately takes his man back down. Kang has cross-side control and Caceres uses a butterfly hook to sweep again; they’re back on their feet with a minute to go. Kang lunges forward with punches, sidestepped by “Bruce Leeroy.” A counterpunch from Caceres catches Kang, but Kang gets the last word with a hard right hand.

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

Round 2
Kang ducks a punch and puts Caceres back on the ground just seconds into the round. Caceres stuffs Kang from side control back to half-guard and Kang flattens him out from top position. Kang nearly passes but gets stuffed back to full guard before being kicked off. Caceres stands up and Kang gives chase, working some inside leg kicks but pulling up short with his punches. Kang tries to time another punch; Caceres is able to stuff the takedown this time, but Kang keeps after it and gets Caceres to the floor. Caceres swings his hips up for an armbar, can’t get it. Kang stands to drop a hammerfist and comes back down, almost taking north-south position but instead being put back in Caceres’ guard. Kang nearly takes Caceres’ back, though Caceres slips out the back door when Kang goes for an RNC. Caceres on top now, putting right hands on Kang’s body. Kang has a deep half-guard, clinging to Caceres’ leg and trying to sweep out underneath. Kang gets back to his feet, eats a knee and immediately slams Caceres down again to finish the round on top.

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

Round 3
Kang grazes Caceres’ face with a right hand, goes for another and eats a counter hook. Caceres moves around the outside, tries to come in to clinch and gets punched away. Kang grabs hold of a leg now and goes for a takedown, but instead gets punched by Caceres and hits the deck. As Kang tries to drive forward, Caceres snares him in a headlock, then quickly lets go in favor of top position. Kang tries to use an underhook to stand, loses it as he’s forced to defend another guillotine. Caceres lands a knee to the body of the downed Kang, who pushes forward and puts Caceres on his back again midway through the final round. Caceres keeps his guard open, trying to control the head of Kang, who postures up and lands a couple punches. Caceres forces Kang to back out with a triangle choke attempt, then Kang tries a guillotine as Caceres pushes forward. Kang drops to guard and Caceres tries to take his back in a scramble. Kang defends, so Caceres drops a hard hammerfist from top position. Kang is still trying to roll free when Caceres steps into mount with 40 seconds left. Kang bucks him off after a couple hard punches from the top and pops Caceres with an upkick. Caceres gets off a few more punches from the top before the horn sounds, and this one is headed to the scorecards.

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

Official result: The judges score the bout 29-28 Kang, 29-28 Caceres and 29-28 for the winner by split decision, Alex Caceres.


Round 1
Tokudome flicks out a low kick from the southpaw stance and the orthodox Marcello tries one up top. They exchange low kicks, Tokudome getting the better, but it’s Marcello coming forward to slug the Japanese standout with a right hand. Tokudome backs him off with a punch of his own; Marcello keeps the pressure on, landing another pair of rights, an elbow and a leg kick. Tokudome seems to have regained his wits as he comes forward with leg kicks, only to be backed off with another right on the chin. Marcello slips on a high kick and Tokudome follows him down, setting up in the jiu-jitsu ace’s open guard. Marcello tries to control the wrists, then sits to wrap up Tokudome’s head and pull him back down. Referee Thomas Fan calls for action and Marcello tries to post and escape, but Tokudome stays heavy on top. Bleeding from his nose, Marcello lands a couple good elbows from his back. He tries to kick his opponent off, but Tokudome keeps top position and makes him pay with punches. Marcello gets some distance, catches the standing Tokudome with an upkick, but can’t escape from underneath. Marcello lands a couple more elbows from his back before eating half a dozen hammerfists from Tokudome to finish the round. Marcello appeared to land an illegal kick to the face of Tokudome just before the horn.

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

Round 2
Tokudome hits an early takedown and Marcello works to wrap him up from the bottom. Tokudome finally gets some space after a minute and postures up to crack the Brazilian with some hard left hands. Marcello tries to hip out and sweep to the top, but Tokudome forces him back down. Marcello opens and closes his guard as Tokudome works more left hands from the top. With 1:45 left in the round, referee Fan issues a stand-up order. Marcello blitzes Tokudome with a combination of about 10 punches, all of which miss. Tokudome tries to catch him coming in with a knee and gets taken down. Tokudome is quickly back to his feet, elbowing at the head of Marcello, who keeps working for a single-leg until Tokudome yanks his leg free. Tokudome blocks a big right hand and counters Marcello with a three-piece combo. The lightweights slap hands at the end of the round.

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

Round 3
Tokudome drops Marcello with a big right hand and tries to pound out the Brazilian, who is able to fend off the oncoming Japanese fighter with his guard. Tokudome goes down to Marcello’s half-guard, then gets put in closed guard as he tries to pass. Tokudome stands, dodges an upkick and tries to come back down, but Marcello gets to his knees and then back to his feet. Marcello backs Tokudome off with a front kick to the body; Tokudome comes right back and counters with a right hook. Tokudome leaps in with a knee, and the miss allows Marcello to take his back standing. Tokudome twists around, his back to the fence, and hits a trip to put Marcello on the ground with under 50 seconds on the clock. Marcello can’t get hold of the leg of Tokudome, who stands up and socks the Brazilian with a punch. Tokudome stands just before the horn and Marcello clips him with an upkick as the bout ends.

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

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


Round 1
Both bantamweights swing and miss with big right hands to start the bout. Mizugaki lands a few inside leg kick before taking one back on the outside. Caraway sniffs out the next leg kick and pushes in to put Mizugaki on the fence. Mizugaki tries to trip, can’t get it and Caraway keeps holding him there, throwing short knees to the WEC veteran’s legs. Mizugaki gets off the cage briefly, Caraway puts him back and Mizugaki trips him down. Caraway is back on his feet right away and Mizugaki hits him with a left hook to the body. Caraway comes over the top with a left hand of his own, then sticks a jab in Mizugaki’s face and takes him down. Mizugaki is right back up and the bantamweights are trading big punches in the pocket. They slow down and Caraway raises his arms, perhaps waving Mizugaki on. Mizugaki obliges and comes in to slug the American with a one-two. A good right straight-left hook combo from Mizugaki lands, but Caraway comes in behind it and puts Mizugaki on his posterior against the cage. Mizugaki tries to stand and has his back taken, but there are only a few seconds left and Caraway can’t capitalize.

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

Round 2
Mizugaki lands a left to the body just as Caraway comes over the top with a left of his own. Caraway has a takedown denied but pops Mizugaki with a right hand as they split. He comes right back for another double-leg shot and this time gets Mizugaki to his knees at the base of the fence. Mizugaki keeps an underhook and grabs the fence to stay on his knees and eventually shoves Caraway off. Back on the feet, Mizugaki cracks Caraway with a lead uppercut, a hook to the body and a sweeping right hand. Caraway lands a left of his own and drops Mizugaki with a short right hand. Caraway pounces on his downed opponent and locks up a deep guillotine choke from full mount. Mizugaki defends well, peeling off Caraway’s wrist and extracting his head, but Caraway transitions right to back-mount and locks up a body triangle. Mizugaki defends the rear-naked choke attempt and Caraway loses the back, but finishes the round in Mizugaki’s half-guard.

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

Round 3
Mizugaki pops Caraway with a left hook and the American moves backward. Caraway charges forward with long punches which miss, but he dodges Mizugaki counters as well. It’s give-and-take between the 135-pounders until Mizugaki drops Caraway with another hard left hand. Mizugaki goes to the clinch, lands a knee to the body and a follow-up left. Both men look tired but it’s Caraway who looks worse for wear, on the retreat from the attacking Japanese fighter who keeps landing his favored left hook. Mizugaki ducks a punch and stuffs a takedown, but eats an uppercut up the center as Caraway breaks off. Mizugaki goes to the body with his left hand and Caraway puts him on the fence with a single-leg. Caraway is able to drag Mizugaki down this time with about 90 seconds left in the fight. Mizugaki is quickly back up, though he’s still being held on the fence by a Caraway bodylock. Mizugaki lands a knee up the middle and Caraway pops him with a short left hand. Caraway goes hard on the takedown try as time ticks down, can’t get it but hits Mizugaki with a good right hand as they split. Mizugaki lands another hard left hook just as time expires.

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

Official result: The judges score the bout 29-28 Caraway, 29-28 Mizugaki and 29-28 for the winner by split decision, Takeya Mizugaki.


Round 1
Fukuda takes the outside and throws leg kicks which are answered in turn. Tavares tries to go up top with a kick and eats a counterpunch which catches him off-balance and knocks him to the ground. Fukuda rushes to catch him in a headlock, but Tavares pushes forward and gets loose. Fukuda catches a body kick and shoves Tavares to the ground, where Tavares spends a few seconds looking for a triangle before popping back up to his feet. The southpaw Fukuda misses with a jab and eats a hard counter right for his trouble. Tavares backs Fukuda off with a jab and the former Deep champ misses as he lunges forward with a combination. Fukuda lands a thudding inside leg kick, then throws one outside for good measure. Fukuda just blocked a right high kick and Tavares follows up with a stiff right hook. Tavares lands the right again, lands a body kick and extracts his leg as Fukuda tries to grab hold. Another straight right hand from Tavares has Fukuda moving backwards. Tavares slips on a kick with 20 seconds left but gets back up quickly and pops Fukuda with a standing elbow. Another counter right from Tavares finds its mark before the horn.

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

Round 2
Tavares lands an inside leg kick and just misses with a front kick to the face. Fukuda gets inside with an underhook and puts Tavares on the fence, but can’t hold him there long. Tavares is landing his right hand to Fukuda’s head and body now, and he gives the Japanese fighter a hard low kick to outside of the lead leg. Fukuda’s face is marked up from the hooks and jabs of Tavares, who’s sporting a small cut of his own underneath his left eye. Tavares scores with an uppercut as Fukuda tries to clinch and the middleweights seem to clash heads. Tavares catches Fukuda coming in with a knee to the body and a right hand. Fukuda keeps pressing forward, managing to land a few body kicks, but he just doesn’t have an answer for Tavares’ jab and he’s not pulling the trigger on his left hand. Fukuda clips Tavares with a lunging left and some outside leg kicks before the horn.

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

Round 3
Tavares misses with a head kick and snaps back Fukuda’s head with a right straight. Another snapping front kick goes off the arms of Fukuda, who comes back with a good left hand. Tavares keeps popping Fukuda with his jab and shoves the local favorite away when Fukuda comes in to clinch. Tavares ducks a left hand and backs Fukuda away with another right. Fukuda lands a body kick and a left hand after eating a Tavares combo. Now it’s Fukuda slipping to the mat off a body kick, but he pops right back up to land another. Tavares is staying busy with his punching combos late in the bout, keeping his hands in the face of Fukuda, who’s still trying to come forward despite 13 minutes of running into Tavares’ jab. Fukuda lands a jab of his own, gets backed off by a Tavares right. Tavares wants to clinch now, gets shoved away by Fukuda, who has 60 seconds to pull something out. Fukuda runs into a right hand but times a body kick from Tavares with a counter straight. Tavares sticks a jab and has a hard right high kick blocked; he finishes the fight throwing punches at the banged-up Fukuda.

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

Official result: The judges score the bout 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 for the winner by unanimous decision, Brad Tavares.


Round 1
Bahadurzada inches around outside Kim’s range, both welterweights cocking their right hands. Kim eats a short punch on his way inside as he briefly clinches on the fence. Kim comes forward on Bahadurzada, who swings a murderous right to back Kim away. Kim catches Bahadurzada with a left high kick and they tumble to the ground, then quickly stand back up. Kim shoots a long shot and gets stuffed in the center of the cage. He dazes Bahadurzada with a clipping left, presses him against the cage and hits a takedown. Within seconds, Kim has crept into full mount and peppers the top of Bahadurzada’s head with short left hands. Bahadurzada keeps the “Stun Gun” tight on top, but Kim is able to posture up and drop elbows. Ref Herb Dean calls for action and Kim gets busier with the elbows as Bahadurzada clings on underneath. Kim breaks Bahadurzada’s grip and drops a hard elbow, then hops on Bahadurzada’s back as he stands. Kim clings on and stays on top when Bahadurzada dives to the mat at the end of the round.

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

Round 2
Bahadurzada flicks a jab into Kim’s open lead hand and misses with a kick to the body. Bahadurzada rushes forward with wide punches and the backpedaling Kim gets out of the way. Now it’s Kim circling clockwise and shooting in on Bahadurzada, who sprawls on one shot but succumbs to a second after catching Kim with a right hand. Kim flattens his man out from side control, leaning left to right and looking to hop into full mount. He’s got Bahadurzada’s left arm tied up and Kim drops a quick series of punches before trying unsuccessfully to take mount. Bahadurzada drives on a leg and gets off his back, but stalls out on his knees and absorbs some punches to the body. Kim shoves Bahadurzada onto his back and steps into mount, where Bahadurzada again clings on and Kim goes back to throwing a steady stream of punches. Kim grabs hold of Bahadurzada’s head with his right hand and postures up to unload with some sharp left elbows. Bahadurzada keeps bucking under Kim’s oppressive ground-and-pound but can’t escape before the end of the round.

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

Round 3
Bahadurzada rushes at Kim, swinging hands, but Kim hits a takedown on his first try, putting Bahadurzada on his back in the center of the cage less than 30 seconds into the round. Kim moves from a crucifix position into full mount and begins framing up an arm-triangle choke with his right arm. Bahadurzada clasps his hands together above him to defend as Kim tries to step off the other side to finish the choke. Kim’s right foot is trapped, so he uses his left leg to drive knees into Bahadurzada’s body. Kim still can’t get the foot loose, but nonetheless hangs on to the choke, keeping Bahadurzada in deep trouble. Kim goes back to full mount and Bahadurzada gets his elbow in to loosen the arm triangle. Kim drops punches to the body and gives up the choke in favor of a high posture and heavy elbows. Double-handed chops land for Kim, more elbows and punches from the mount. Bahadurzada tries strike back and Kim mugs at him. More talking from Kim as he keeps Bahadurzada pinned on the mat, hamming it up with more two-handed attacks.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Kim (30-27 Kim)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Kim (30-26 Kim)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Kim (30-27 Kim)

Official result: All three judges score the bout 30-27 for the winner by unanimous decision, Dong Hyun Kim.


Round 1
Yahya takes the outside and Hirota tries to walk him down, but the Brazilian changes levels and gets a takedown less than a minute into the round. Yahya tries to crank the left arm, but Hirota defends and stands up, then comes back down on top of the guard-pulling Yahya. Hirota has to work to extract his leg, and Yahya stays clung on even as the former Deep champ hops away. Yahya pulls him down and sets up in Hirota’s half-guard on the left side. Yahya frustrates with open-handed chops to the sides of the head as Hirota clings on underneath. Referee Marc Goddard calls for action and Hirota scrambles up, only to be driven back down immediately. Yahya works from closed guard, then advances to half on the right side and leans across to work on Hirota’s left arm. Hirota keeps Yahya’s right leg trapped as the final minute ticks away. He tries to slip out the back door and Yahya takes Hirota’s back, where he rides out the last 20 seconds of the frame.

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

Round 2
Hirota puts Yahya on the fence with underhooks, but Yahya gets enough space to change levels and put Hirota on his back. Hirota has trouble sitting up against the cage post, since Yahya has his legs tied up. Now Yahya flattens him out and frames up an arm-triangle choke from full mount. The Brazilian squeezes the choke from the top, then hops off to Hirota’s right side to try and finish. Yahya spends a good half-minute squeezing the choke but he’s being blocked on his left side by the fence. Hirota calmly waits it out and eventually Yahya lets go, retaking full mount with 2:00 remaining. Yahya puts Hirota on his side and gets off a couple good right hands. Yahya spends the last minute in half-guard, nearly mounted and throwing sporadic rights on the immobile Hirota.

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

Round 3
Yahya gets in on a single-leg instantly and Hirota is able to sprawl on this one. Hirota sprawls on another shot and stuffs Yahya’s face into the canvas before standing back up. Again, Hirota turns away a shot and this time almost takes Yahya’s back. Yahya shoots another single-leg from a mile out; Hirota avoids it at first, then goes to the ground and tries to take the Brazilian’s back. Hirota tries to mount as Yahya looks to go underneath for a submission, but now Hirota has a loose triangle-armbar combo. The triangle doesn’t catch but Hirota keeps the armbar and works to finish. Yahya slips out and now he takes Hirota’s back in a scramble. He’s got one hook in, loses it as Hirota uses the cage to scrape him off. Hirota drives on a double-leg and puts Yahya on his back. Hirota to side control now, but Yahya has a leg and uses it to escape. Hirota rushes the standing Yahya and lands a knee, then tries to pound Yahya out as he turtles. Yahya escapes to his feet and retreats; Hirota gives chase and lands a couple more punches, but he runs out of time and this will be decided by the judges.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Hirota (29-28 Yahya)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Hirota (29-27 Yahya)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Hirota (29-28 Yahya)

Official result: All three judges score the bout 29-28 for the winner by unanimous decision, Rani Yahya.


Round 1
Lombard stalks Okami, trying to get inside on the larger man and flurry with punches. Most of Lombard’s punches are catching the arms of Okami, who lands a leg kick and drives in on a single to floor Lombard in the center of the cage. Lombard explodes back to his feet with an underhook and Okami has to defend a trip as they stand. Lombard is loading up on his left hand as he steps in on Okami. Nice jab from Okami as he steps off Lombard’s attack, then comes back in with a knee to the Cuban’s body. Lombard lands a left and clips the sidestepping Okami with an uppercut. Okami ducks a punch and hits another single-leg, this time putting Lombard down nearer to the fence. Lombard has a half butterfly guard as Okami controls his man’s head and arm, working to pass to the left. Lombard’s right side is flush to the fence, and he manages to squeeze underneath Okami and scramble back up. Okami keeps him on the cage and throws some knees up the middle before Lombard turns him around with 30 seconds left. Lombar drives a left hand to the body of Okami, who answers with a knee and defends a late Lombard takedown try.

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

Round 2
Lombard creeps in on Okami and just dodges a high knee up the middle. Okami lunges forward with a right hook and then catches an incoming Lombard with a stiff jab. More jabs from Okami as he continues to move backward and keep Lombard at bay. Okami follows a jab with a nice left cross and Lombard counters with a body shot. Okami gets deep on a single-leg in the center of the cage and struggles to finish, but eventually puts Lombard on his back near the fence. Half-guard for Okami now, leaning right to left on Lombard and peppering with left hands over the top. Lombard throws a couple punches from his back and ref Herb Dean warns him to mind the back of Okami’s head. Okami takes full mount with 50 seconds left in the round and sits up to drop a heavy elbow strike; he’s riding high and can’t muster any more offense before the horn.

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

Round 3
Lombard is swinging for the fences at the start of round three and he stuns Okami with a cracking left. Okami drops to the ground, staggers up and eats another big right hand. Lombard smells blood and keeps coming at Okami, who still doesn’t seem to have his legs under him. Another left lands for Lombard and Okami answers with a knee up the middle. Lombard sprawls on a bad shot and shoves Okami down to the ground, setting up in half-guard. Lombard leans from right to left in the middle of the Octagon and tries to drop elbows, but Okami leans forward and drives on a single from half-guard. Lombard is forced to sprawl and manages to defend the takedown. He slugs Okami with left-handed hammerfists and eventually puts “Thunder” on his back again. Okami drives forward again and this time gets to his feet, clinching briefly before separating. Another botched shot for Okami finds him on his back again with Lombard in his half-guard. Lombard tries to stuff Okami’s head down as Okami switches from a leg to a body lock. Lombard puts him back down and finishes the fight on top.

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

Official result: The judges score the bout 29-28 Lombard, 29-28 Okami and 29-28 for the winner by split decision, Yushin Okami.


Round 1
Gomi probes with his left hand and counters Sanchez’s first punch with an overhand right. Sanchez pumps his jab and comes forward with a chopping low kick, then eats another right hand. Gomi catches a lazy knee and cracks Sanchez with yet another right. Sanchez has his back to the fence as he circles the outside; when he comes out to strike, Gomi counters him, then slips out. Gomi times a low kick with a right hand but Sanchez’s kick lands south of the border. Gomi takes a moment to recover, and when they resume, he’s quickly taken down. Gomi pops back up quickly and goes back to switching stances, swinging wide punches to keep the larger man away. Gomi comes forward now and hits Sanchez with a hook to the body. Sanchez crouches low with a high guard and flicks a front kick at Gomi’s midsection. Gomi lands a knee but leaves himself open to a takedown. Sanchez dives on a kneebar which Gomi pulls out of and leaps back to his feet. Gomi traps Sanchez on the fence and lands a hard body shot. They clash leg kicks inside. Gomi goes to the body with a kick and Sanchez catches it, taking him down just as the round ends.

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

Round 2
Gomi sticks a long left jab in Sanchez’s face and throws a hook to the body as the “TUF” alum tries to move off the fence. Gomi waves Sanchez on and sprawls on a double-leg, then resumes his chase and thuds Sanchez’s body with a right hand. Another Sanchez leg kick lands low on Gomi and referee Marc Goddard issues Sanchez a warning. They get back to work and Gomi gets his left hook going, eats a body kick in return. Sanchez is staying far away from Gomi, who backs off even further to invite Sanchez to come forward. The lightweights trade right hands, then Sanchez lands a body kick and Gomi counters with a right hand up top. Gomi is stringing together right hands with a minute left in the round, prompting Sanchez to shoot. Gomi sprawls on it and goes back to landing hooks and leg kicks. Sanchez gets through with a pair of body kicks, but Gomi blitzes him with a flurry of punches to the body and head. Sanchez lands a body blow and has to sprawl on a last-second Gomi shot.

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

Round 3
Sanchez rushes out of his corner to begin the final round, but he doesn’t do much once he meets Gomi on the other side of the cage. They’re quickly back to the same rhythm, with Sanchez circling around the perimeter and Gomi swinging big hooks in between jabs. Gomi is pulling up short on his punches early in the round and he lets Sanchez off the fence before switching back to southpaw stance. Sanchez puts a low kick across Gomi’s thighs and sticks Gomi with a jab. Gomi waves him forward and pops Sanchez with a straight right from orthodox stance. Sanchez misses with a front kick up the middle and circles out counterclockwise. Half a round remains and Gomi is just moving in and out, landing straight punches on Sanchez, who hits back with a frustrated body kick. Another good body kick goes for Sanchez; he shoots soon after and Gomi turns him away. Sanchez goes way high with a left head kick and almost gets taken down as Gomi catches it. Down to the final minute now and Sanchez tries to rush Gomi into the fence. Gomi slips the clinch, catches a kick and socks Sanchez with a right. Sanchez slips on a kick and eats a punch on his way up. Sanchez traps Gomi against the fence and swings wildly, clipping Gomi and forcing him to dip out as time expires.

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

Official result: The judges score the bout 29-28 Sanchez, 29-28 Gomi and 29-28 for the winner by split decision, Diego Sanchez.


Round 1
Struve has a right high kick go off the arm of Hunt, who charges at the “Skyscraper” with punches on the fence. Struve circles out, takes an outside leg kick and a Hunt right hand to the body. Another leg kick lands for Hunt and Struve backs him off with a front kick. Hunt comes inside and gets wrapped up, then pulled to the ground in the long guard of Struve. The Dutchman threatens an armbar and sweeps into top position with half the round to go. Hunt tries to elevate and push Struve away as the big man looks to frame up an arm-triangle from full mount. Struve drops heavy right hands from mount while Hunt bucks and tries in vain to escape. Falling off to the side, Struve dives on an armbar but loses it and winds up with Hunt on top in his butterfly guard. Struve controls the left arm of Hunt, who pulls the limb free and socks Struve in the face. Struve throws up his legs for an armbar until Hunt cracks him with another right hand. Struve tries to sweep but accidentally cedes side control to Hunt just before the round ends.

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

Round 2
Hunt cracks Struve with a big left hook on the fence, but Struve recovers quickly and starts to establish his jab. Hunt is pumping his jab, too, and finds Struve’s chin with a leaping left hook. Hunt sticks his left in Struve’s face and comes in with a big right hand behind it. Struve answers with a right of his own. A right hand from Hunt lands to the body and he rocks Struve’s head with a left hook. Hunt trips Struve to the floor, where Struve immediately looks to create space with his long legs and then dives on a leg. Hunt pulls his leg free, defends his back in a scramble and goes back to Struve’s guard. Struve is looking to control Hunt’s arm for an armbar, can’t get it and Hunt passes to side control with 80 seconds left. Struve uses an underhook to stand and trip Hunt back to the ground, and Struve falls right into full mount. Struve manages a few hard punches and elbows before peeling off for an armbar attempt. Hunt is immediately out of danger and finishes the round back on top.

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

Round 3
Both big men look tired at the start of the final frame, but it’s Hunt pushing forward on Struve and rocking the big man with a left hook. Struve snipes back with jabs and Hunt pushes right through to land another hook. Struve slaps Hunt’s face with a high kick and pushes forward, only to reel backward when Hunt scores with a big left. Hunt gives chase and cracks Struve with a right hand on the temple and a big left hook that sends Struve crashing down to the base of the fence. Hunt walks away, then turns around to come back and give Struve more, but ref Herb Dean says Struve has had enough. Mark Hunt gets the big TKO win at 1:44 of round three.


Round 1
Referee Marc Goddard of England is the third man in the cage for tonight’s 205-pound main event. Stann bounces in the center of the cage as Silva circles the outside counterclockwise. Stann strikes first, blitzing Silva with fast hands on the fence, but Silva strikes back just as fast and drops Stann with a countershot. Stann gets up and eats a knee from Silva, who goes down a second later after a hard punch from Stann. The frantic pace slows about a minute in and they separate off the cage. They trade big left hooks, then Silva comes forward with another which dazes Stann. Now it’s Stann landing a short hook which staggers Silva, who pushes Stann into the fence momentarily. Stann moves Silva clockwise around the outside and catches the former Pride champ in the cup with a low kick as he comes forward. Stann’s nose is bloodied as they resume with 2:30 left in the round. Silva flicks out his jab and catches Stann with a counter right off a leg kick. Stann works a couple leg kicks as he closes in on Silva, moving toward the cage. Silva circles out and a feint moves Stann backward. Outside leg kick lands for Stann and he rushes in to clip Silva with a right hook. Silva floors Stann with a right of his own, but Stann is instantly back on his feet, wobbling Silva with a barrage of punches. Stann puts Silva on the ground, where a stream of blood from Stann’s nose coats the chest of “The Axe Murderer” before the end of the wild first round.

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

Round 2
Stann’s nose resumes bleeding almost as soon as he’s out of his corner. He walks Silva around the outside, picking away with leg kicks and covering up as Silva comes forward to swing hooks. Silva pulls up short on a counter as Stann delivers a hard outside leg kick. Nice counter right from Stann as he cuts an angle off a Silva hook. Another low kick from Stann catches Silva in the cup and ref Goddard issues Stann a warning. Stann is back to kicking as they resume but Silva backs him off with a hook. Two minutes left in the round and Stann catches Silva with a right hand, answered by a slapping head kick by the Brazilian. Stann sends a couple straight rights down the pipe and slips out. Silva puts a right hand n Stann’s nose and a left hook behind his ear. Stann hits the deck and his is dazed, on his back. Silva takes a moment to find his angle and delivers a couple more right hands to turn out Stann’s lights. Wanderlei Silva scores a crushing knockout at 4:08 of the second round.

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