MENU
#Conor McGregor #UFC 211 #Bellator 179 #Cris Cyborg #Rory MacDonald #Nate Diaz #Paul Daley #Angela Magana #Diaz vs. McGregor 2 #Hayder Hassan #Dhiego Lima #Joanna Jedrzejczyk


Tyron Woodley destroyed Jay Hieron at UFC 156. | Donald Miralle/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images


The Evan Dunham gas tank went a little too deep for Gleison Tibau.

A largely forgotten piece of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s lightweight puzzle, Dunham outlasted his fellow Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and earned a split decision at UFC 156 “Aldo vs. Edgar” on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. All three cageside judges arrived at a 29-28 verdict, two of them favoring Dunham (14-3, 7-3 UFC).

Tibau (26-9, 10-6 UFC) spent himself in the first round, where he delivered his only takedown and threatened Dunham with a guillotine choke. His advances thwarted, the Brazilian began a slow fade over the final 10 minutes.

Dunham seized control of the bout with his jab and some grueling work in the clinch, further draining Tibau’s reserves with each passing exchange. The 31-year-old Xtreme Couture Mixed Martial Arts representative punctuated his victory with a late flurry, as he blasted the weary Tibau with a pair of knees in the final 15 seconds.

Woodley KOs Hieron in 36 Seconds


American Top Team’s Tyron Woodley needed a little more than half a minute to wipe out Jay Hieron, as he stopped the former International Fight League champion on first-round punches in a brief but violent undercard encounter at 170 pounds. Woodley (11-1, 1-0 UFC), a late replacement for the injured Erick Silva, dropped the hammer 36 seconds into round one.

A two-time NCAA All-American wrestler at the University of Missouri, Woodley let his fists fly. He clipped Hieron (23-7, 0-4 UFC) with an overhand right and swarmed, unleashing a violent torrent of rights and lefts, the last of which rendered his grounded opponent unconscious. Hieron still has never tasted victory in four trips inside the Octagon.

Kimura Choke Submits Camus


Undefeated Hawaiian prospect Dustin Kimura submitted Roufusport representative Chico Camus with a third-round rear-naked choke in a preliminary bantamweight tilt. Camus (12-4, 1-1 UFC) tapped out 1:50 into round three.

Camus buckled the 23-year-old newcomer with a crisp right hand inside the first 30 seconds but inexplicably scrapped the standup game in favor of pursuing takedowns, repeatedly flirting with Kimura’s dangerous guard. The Hawaiian swept him with an omoplata in the first round and nearly locked down an armbar and a triangle choke in the second.

Though Camus escaped those initial attempts, the Duke Roufus protégé was not as fortunate in round three. There, he initiated another ill-advised takedown, only to find himself mounted beneath the crafty Kimura (10-0, 1-0 UFC). Soon after, the Hawaiian transitioned to his back and secured the fight-ending choke.

Rivera Barrage Finishes Figueroa


Francisco Rivera put away Edwin Figueroa with heavy second-round punches in a wild undercard battle at 135 pounds. Rivera (9-2, 2-1 UFC) finished it 4:20 into round two.

Figueroa (9-2, 2-2 UFC) had his chances, as he floored the 31-year-old Californian with a clean left hook roughly 90 seconds into the bout. However, he leaped into Rivera’s underrated guard -- a move which allowed time for recovery. As the fight moved into a second frame, Figueroa faded. He struck for an early takedown in the round, but Rivera returned to his feet without absorbing much damage.

Back in an upright position, Rivera went to work. He cracked the Texan with a right hook against the cage and gave chase on his wounded foe, closing the deal with a series of brutal power punches, the last of which forced referee Kim Winslow’s hand.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC titleholder Tyron Woodley returns in July: 'Champ camp just kicked off'

  • 25 days ago
  • 43 views

It appears UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will fit a title defense into his busy schedule.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC champ Tyron Woodley needs opponent for upcoming title defense, calls out many fighters

  • 20 days ago
  • 177 views

Tyron Woodley is training for a fight but still has no opponent, although he’s called out a few.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Demian Maia responds to champ Tyron Woodley's unfortunate comments about Masvidal fight

  • 16 days ago
  • 93 views

Ahead of his UFC 211 scrap with Jorge Masvidal, welterweight contender Demian Maia has a few – politely put – thoughts on champ Tyron Woodley and his ‘incoherent’ behavior.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 211 prelims pre-event facts: Can Eddie Alvarez rebound from shortest 155 reign in UFC history?

  • 13 days ago
  • 10 views

Check out all the facts you need to know ahead of the prelims for UFC 211, which are headlined by a lightweight bout between former champ Eddie Alvarez and Dustin PoirierFiled under: Featured, News, read news >>

Rashad Coulter vs. Chase Sherman heavyweight bout moves up to UFC 211 prelims on FX

  • 10 days ago
  • 28 views

The preliminary card for Saturday’s UFC 211 event in Texas has (hopefully) finished shuffling, and the lineup once again is complete. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 211 results: Demian Maia takes split from Jorge Masvidal, earns title shot with Tyron Woodley

  • 9 days ago
  • 11 views

DALLAS – Demian Maia picked up his seventh straight win against a dangerous Jorge Masvidal and secured a shot at the welterweight title. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Dana White: Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal winner at UFC 211 gets champ Tyron Woodley next

  • 9 days ago
  • 14 views

Just hours before Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal are scheduled to fight at UFC 211, the stakes have been raised even higher for the two welterweight contenders.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

James Vick Open the FX Prelims with a Bang! (UFC 211 Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 9 days ago
  • 19 views

Check out James Vick's first round knockout of Marco Polo Reyes at UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2 on Saturday in Dallas, Texas. read news >>

UFC champ Tyron Woodley is really running with this backpack idea

  • 5 days ago
  • 178 views

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has apparently begun his preparations for an anticipated bout with contender Demian Maia. And he’s not ditching that backpack comparison.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Tyron Woodley Takes Demian Maia's Back at UFC Athlete Retreat | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago
  • 289 views

Tyron Woodley put his newfound backpack technique to work, taking Demian Maia's back at the UFC Athlete Retreat this weekend in Las Vegas. read news >>