The following fight bonuses were awarded for UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz
Submission of the Night:
Scott Jorgensen (over John Albert) receives $65,000
Knockout of the Night:
Yves Edwards (over Jeremy Stephens) receives $65,000
Fight of the Night:
Scott Jorgensen and John Albert each receive $65,000
Click here for the full list of UFC on FOX 5 results.
—MAIN CARD (on FOX @ 8:00pm ET)—
Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz: Henderson via Unanimous Decision (50-43, 50-45, 50-45), Round 5, 5:00
Mauricio Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson: Gustafsson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26), Round 3, 5:00
BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald: MacDonald via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27), Round 3, 5:00
Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown: Brown via KO (Punches), Round 2, 2:31
—MAIN CARD (on FX @ 8:00pm ET)—
Travis Browne vs. Antonio Silva: Silva via TKO (Punches), Round 1, 3:27
Jake Ellenberger vs. Jay Hieron: Ellenberger via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), Round 3, 5:00
John Dodson vs. Jussier Formiga: Dodson via TKO (Punches), Round 2, 4:35
Josh Neer vs. Justin Edwards: Edwards via Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke), Round 1, 0:45
Last night the UFC closed the books on its fourteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter, the last season to be broadcast on Spike TV and to show bouts pre-recorded as opposed to live. The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale card was one of the more entertaining cards of the year as TUF 13 winner “El Cucuy” Tony Ferguson (13-3) took down longtime lightweight veteran Yves Edwards (41-18-1), “The Magician” John Dodson (12-5) and “Ceara” Diego Brandao (14-7) scored a pair of six-figure UFC contracts by taking out TJ Dillashaw (4-1) and Dennis Bermudez (7-3) respectively, and “The Count” Michael Bisping (22-3) dealt “Mayhem” Jason Miller (23-7) a one-sided beating in the battle of the coaches. There were a few disgruntled fans, as always, but as a whole, the card was welcomed as a resounding success by the majority of the MMA community and was a very entertaining offering of mixed martial arts action.
—MAIN CARD (on Spike TV)—
Michael Bisping vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller: Bisping via TKO (Strikes), Round 3, 3:34
Dennis Bermudez vs. Diego Brandao: Brandao via Submission (Armbar), Round 1, 4:51
John Dodson vs. TJ Dillashaw: Dodson via TKO (Punches), Round 1, 1:54
Yves Edwards vs. Tony Ferguson: Ferguson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28), Round 3, 5:00
Johnny Bedford vs. Louis Gaudinot: Bedford via TKO (Knees), Round 3, 1:58
The fourteenth season of the UFC’s flagship reality show The Ultimate Fighter has come to an end and Saturday night, it’s time for the finalists and the coaches to go to war. Opening the festivities is a bout between old school UFC lightweight veteran Yves Edwards (41-17-1) and TUF Season 13 alum “El Cucuy” Tony Ferguson (12-2). Following that match-up are the finals of the most recent TUF season featuring “The Menace” Dennis Bermudez (7-2) and “Ceara” Diego Brandao (13-7) at featherweight and TJ Dillashaw (4-0) and “The Magician” John Dodson (11-5) in the bantamweight division. Capping off the evening and the final season of TUF on Spike, coaches “Mayhem” Jason Miller (23-6) and “The Count” Michael Bisping (21-3) collide in the main event.
—MAIN CARD (on Versus)—
Dominick Cruz vs. Demetrious Johnson: Cruz via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 49-46, 50-45), Round 5, 5:00
Pat Barry vs. Stefan Struve: Struve via Submission (Triangle Choke), Round 2, 3:22
Anthony Johnson vs. Charlie Brenneman: Johnson via TKO (Head Kick), Round 1, 2:49
Matt Wiman vs. Mac Danzig: Wiman via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), Round 3, 5:00
—MAIN CARD (on Pay-Per-View)—
Junior Dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin: Dos Santos via Unanimous Decision, (30-27, 30-27, 30-26), Round 3, 5:00
Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes: Florian via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27), Round 3, 5:00
Jon Olav Einemo vs. Dave Herman: Herman via TKO (Punches), Round 2, 3:19
Demian Maia vs. Mark Munoz: Munoz via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27), Round 3, 5:00
Donald Cerrone vs. Vagner Rocha: Cerrone via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26), Round 3, 5:00
The day has arrived! Tonight the UFC barrels into Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to rock fans with UFC 131: Dos Santos vs. Carwin. Starring in the main event are heavy-hitting behemoth knockout artists “Cigano” Junior Dos Santos (12-1) and former top contender “The Engineer” Shane Carwin (11-1), supported by submission specialist “Ken-Flo” Kenny Florian (13-5) making his featherweight debut against “The Gun” Diego Nunes (15-3), a heavyweight clash between UFC newcomers Jon Olav Einemo (6-1) and “Pee Wee” Dave Herman (18-2), a battle in the 185lbs. division between tacticians Demian Maia (13-2) and “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Munoz (8-2), and WEC transplant “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone (13-4) taking on BJJ champion Vagner Rocha (5-1). Don’t miss it!
Find out how to watch the entire UFC 131 fight card and watch the “Countdown to UFC 131″ video after the page break.
So, it’s been a while. Well, actually there was a “Spilled Bag of Chat” with Team MeatBerry last week. Here’s the link if you missed it.
Thankfully, we had UFC Fight for the Troops 2 on Saturday so I have something to write about… aside from my leaking ceiling, which was fixed supposedly, thanks for asking. We’ll see next time it rains.
So, right… Should I go in order or just wing it? Freestyle. Well, we live in an era of short attention spans, right? I think I read that somewhere on the Internet. What was I talking about? Oh yeah, the micro-information, multi-tasking, Attention Deficit Disorder epidemic. Well, obviously you guys read, right? But still… I better keep it moving to hold your attention. I hear weed is good for that. Nick Diaz told me. Or maybe I read it online. I dunno, I can’t concentrate. I think I need some medical marijuana. Are any of you guys stoned right now? Like you. Yes, YOU. Am I freaking you out, man? Okay, my short attention span has expired on this joke… but how about this one. I was wondering why Matt Mitrione did not have his much ballyhooed “Meatstache” for the fight. After all, there was so much talk of it taking over the world (listen to the “Spilled Bag of Chat”!) and it was seen looking ready for war at the weigh-ins the day before the fights. In fact, at the face-off between Tim Hague and Matt, Meatstache looked like it was ready to throw down with Tim’s beard right then and there. And yet, when Matt walked into the Octagon on Saturday night, his face was conspicuously clean-shaven. What happened?! I sure don’t know. I asked Matt on Twitter and have not gotten a reply yet. So, I can only imagine what happened. And when I imagine what happened, it goes a little something like this:
The UFC’s second card dedicated to the men and women of our Armed Forces couldn’t have gone better for the promotion. UFC Fight for the Troops 2 came out guns blazing with a card stacked with not necessarily the top fighters in their divisions, but certainly some of the most exciting and the show did not disappoint. All of the main card bouts and the majority of the prelims featured bell to bell action with several potentially career-changing performances for the men in the cage. While there were a few close calls involving an absentminded referee and the occasional lackadaisical late round fighter, the card delivered in a big way for the fighters, fans, and most importantly, the troops live at Fort Hood. However, it can’t be all wine and roses for everyone involved, so MMA Gospel is here with The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Fight for the Troops 2.