‘The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Finale’ Results, Play-by-Play & Updates

May 31, 2014


Sherdog.com reports from the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at approximately 6:30 p.m. ET with live “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Finale” results and play-by-play.

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Matt Hobar vs. Pedro Munhoz

Round 1

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Munhoz applied pressure early on Hobar.
Mario Yamasaki is the referee for this bantamweight opener. The southpaw Hobar presses forward and puts a jab behind Munhoz’s ear, but the Brazilian comes back to spark “The Crowbar” with a snappy combination and a body kick. A right high kick lands flush and wobbles Hobar, who stumbles around the outside and eats a couple more punches before Munhoz snares him in a guillotine choke. Hobar pulls his head free and stands, only to be driven back to the mat. Munhoz stacks him up and unloads with heavy ground-and-pound that renders Hobar momentarily unconscious and sends referee Yamasaki into action.

The Official Result

Pedro Munhoz def. Matt Hobar via TKO (Punches) R1 2:47

Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Richardson Moreira

Round 1

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De Lima needed only 20 seconds vs. Moreira.
Wernei Cardoso is the referee for this heavyweight fight. Moreira blocks a high kick and clinches with de Lima in the center of the cage. “Pezao” tries some knees, can’t land and then shoves Moreira away to land a thunderous right hand on the jaw. Moreira hits the ground in a daze, and de Lima polishes him off with a couple more punches.



The Official Result

Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Richardson Moreira via KO (Punches) R1 0:20

Ricardo Abreu vs. Francisco Wagner Mergulhao da Silva

Round 1

Osiris Maia is the referee for this middleweight bout. Abreu walks through a leg kick to land a right hand near the fence, then another when Silva tries to circle out. The jiu-jitsu specialist probes with long, straight punches to Silva’s midsection before knocking him to the ground with an overhand right behind the ear. Silva withstands the follow-up ground-and-pound to scramble back to his feet. Abreu chases him down for a sloppy striking exchange near the fence where both men throw punches but neither lands anything clean. Abreu initiates a clinch on the fence which doesn’t last long before referee Maia breaks them up. Abreu takes a kick to the cup with 20 seconds left and decides to tough it out without a break.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Abreu
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Abreu
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Abreu

Round 2

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Abreu tapped Silva with an RNC.
Abreu goes straight to the clinch in round two, shoving Silva against the fence with an underhook. Referee Maia warns “Demente” against grabbing the fence, and the tie-up ends shortly afterward. Silva tries to rush at an off-balance Abreu, eats a forearm and falls to the canvas again. This time, Abreu pounces on his fallen opponent, sinks in a rear-naked choke and forces a quick tap.



The Official Result

Ricardo Abreu def. Wagner Silva via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R2 1:06

Mark Eddiva vs. Edimilson “Kevin” Souza

Round 1

Herb Dean is the referee for this featherweight bout. Souza tags Eddiva with a right hand on the outside, and the Filipino comes back with a left hand counter a few seconds later. Eddiva catches Souza leaning in to punch and drops him with a short left hook. Souza throws up his legs as Eddiva chases him to the ground, fishing for a triangle, but Eddiva snuffs it out and winds up in the Brazilian’s open guard. Souza is still looking for a submission from underneath, and he kicks Eddiva away to stand midway through the round. Souza counters a low kick with a whipping right hand, then shoves his opponent away when Eddiva tries to put the fight on the fence. Another stinging right hand lands for Souza, answered by a couple outside low kicks from Eddiva. Both 145ers are throwing bombs, but neither is scoring with much until the one-minute mark, when Souza wobbles Eddiva with a right hand on the temple. Souza takes a shot on the temple that cuts him open, but it’s “Kevin” landing the big shots, tagging Eddiva with a dozen or more punches on the fence in the final 20 seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Souza
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Souza
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Souza

Round 2

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Souza mauled Eddiva with punches.
Eddiva gets back to his leg-kicking early in round two, picking at the stems of the suddenly tentative Souza. The Brazilian follows Eddiva around the outside, striking from the center but throwing far fewer punches than in the opening round. Eddiva snaps off a couple solid kicks to the liver side of Souza’s body, then goes back to the legs. Souza throws a body kick which is caught by Eddiva, who capitalizes with a straight right hand. Both men look hesitant with their hands, maybe seeking to counter one another. Down to the final minute, Souza connects with a straight right on the cheek, then an overhand right to the back of the head as Eddiva turns away.

Eddiva is caught against the fence now, eating heavy shots just as he did at the end of round one. Souza pours on the straight rights and left hooks as referee Dean looks on from a few inches away. Eddiva drops his guard after a body shot, and the ref steps in to stop the fight.

The Official Result

Edimilson Souza def. Mark Eddiva via TKO (Punches) R2 4:52

Paulo Thiago vs. Gasan Umalatov

Round 1

Wernei Cardoso is the referee for this welterweight bout. Thiago blocks an early spinning back kick and establishes himself in the center of the cage, snapping off short single punches. Umalatov is giving him some heavy shots in return, mixing up his punches to Thiago’s body and head. Halfway through the round, Umalatov pushes Thiago against the cage. They spend a minute in the clinch before referee Cardoso restarts them in the middle. Umalatov catches Thiago with a hard left hand, but Thiago keeps coming, shooting for the takedown he was looking for. Umalatov sprawls on the shot and looks to set up a brabo choke, but Thiago plays defense until he’s able to scramble up. Back to the clinch go the welterweights, with Umalatov on the outside, looking for a throw at the end of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Umalatov
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Umalatov
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Umalatov

Round 2

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Umalatov took two rounds from Thiago.
Thiago comes out pumping his jab, but Umalatov responds with a huge left hook and plows the Brazilian to the canvas. Thiago gets up to deliver a body shot and inches forward on the Russian, who has another spinning back kick deflected. There’s not much action through the middle of the round, with both men throwing single punches and inching around the cage. Thiago finally shoots a long takedown, sprawled on by Umalatov against the fence. Umalatov turns it around and busts Thiago down to his knees, where Umalatov again looks for a choke. With 30 seconds left, Thiago pulls his head out and spins to take the back of the standing Umalatov.

After being slammed to the ground, Umalatov scrambles up, where Thiago keeps hold and greets him with a flurry of right hands at the end of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Umalatov
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Umalatov
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Umalatov

Round 3

The slow pace from round two resumes, with both men throwing single punches while taking small steps around the cage. Thiago sticks a couple jabs, answered by Umalatov with a front kick and a left hook. Thiago puts a couple hard low kicks on the lead leg of Umalatov, who whiffs with a pair of counterpunches. Thiago keeps his slight edge in the second half of the round, picking away with jabs before hurting Umalatov with a left hand. Umalatov shoots against the fence, brings Thiago down to his knees again, but this time Thiago is quick to stand. Thiago tries to bomb Umalatov with punches in the final 10 seconds but can’t find the mark, and this one will go to the judges.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Thiago (29-28 Umalatov)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Thiago (29-28 Umalatov)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Thiago (29-28 Umalatov)

The Official Result

Gasan Umalatov def. Paulo Thiago via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) R3 5:00

Ernest Chavez vs. Elias Silverio

Round 1

Osiris Maia is the referee for this lightweight bout. Silverio lands a stiff body kick when he catches Chavez changing levels, then follows up with a pair of stiff punches. Chavez comes forward and takes a hard kick to the inside of his lead leg. Chavez connects with a hook and shoves Silverio away when the Brazilian tries to clinch. Halfway through the round, Chavez takes a kick square on the cup, but he only takes a few seconds before telling referee Maia that he’s ready to continue. Chavez initiates a clinch against the fence, and Silverio sends a couple knees up the middle before they disengage. Silverio has a spinning kick blocked but gets through with one to the leg. Chavez rushes into the pocket and gets backed out by a short right hook. Another clinch on the fence comes from Chavez with 30 seconds left, and he holds Silverio there before releasing to land a right hook at the end of a close opening round.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Chavez
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Chavez
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Chavez

Round 2

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Silverio put away Chavez with a choke.
Silverio pushes ahead at the start of the round, bloodying Chavez’s nose with stiff left hands. Chavez, for his part, avoids any big exchanges by continually closing the gap and initiating clinches. Silverio resumes his leg kick work and rocks Chavez’s head with another hard left. Chavez ducks a punch and tries to grab hold of the larger man, but Silverio slips out. Silverio continues to work his jab but shows some fatigue by putting his hands on his hips when Chavez gives him the room. Inside the last minute, Chavez comes alive with some clean counterpunching in the pocket.

Silverio lands another low blow -- a kick this time -- but the ref doesn’t see it, and he attacks the wounded Chavez with a knee to the gut. Chavez tries to rush at Silverio with punches and gets pushed away with a front kick before the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Silverio
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Silverio
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Silverio

Round 3

Silverio gets back to jabbing at Chavez and covering up when the American tries to respond with power punches. A right hand snaps back Chavez’s head, but shortly afterward, another low kick lands on Chavez’s cup. This one is acknowledged by referee Maia; again, Chavez opts to take only a short break. Three minutes left in the fight, and Chavez is charging hard at Silverio, looking for a big punch to end this fight. Silverio’s approach is more technical, fending off the shorter man with jabs and long kicks. Chavez gets inside to clinch, can’t finish a single-leg but manages to keep Silverio on the cage. Silverio reverses the position with just over one minute to go, taking Chavez’s back and sinking in his hooks as they fall to the ground. Once they hit the mat, it’s only a matter of seconds before Silverio has the rear-naked choke locked on, forcing Chavez to submit.

The Official Result

Elias Silverio def. Ernest Chavez via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R3 4:21

Rodrigo Damm vs. Rashid Magomedov

Round 1

Herb Dean is the referee for this lightweight bout. Magomedov lands the offense in the first minute, picking at Damm with quick low kicks on the outside. He steps back to dodge a Damm right hand and gives the Brazilian a kick to the midsection. Another hard body kick is followed by a stinging right straight, and now Damm is sporting a small mouse beneath his eye. Magomedov mixes it up with spinning kicks and combinations in the last 90 seconds, eventually sending Damm to the canvas with a punch on the temple. Damm stays on the mat for the last 30 seconds while Magomedov stands over him, kicking at his legs.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Magomedov
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Magomedov
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Magomedov

Round 2

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Magomedov was a step ahead of Damm.
Damm is a little busier on his feet early in the middle frame, switching stances and throwing hard punches in Magomedov’s direction. Magomedov is still getting the better of the exchanges, though, as he continues to kick at the legs and body of his relatively stationary opponent between punches. Magomedov bounces on his toes in the center of the cage, enticing Damm to throw a low kick which the Russian checks. Another thudding body kick scores for Magomedov, and a left hook leaves Damm blinking his eyes.

Damm tries to flurry with punches but Magomedov uses good head and foot movement to stay out of the way, giving Damm a leg kick on the way out of the pocket. With 30 seconds to go, Damm shoots a single-leg against the fence, where Magomedov shows great flexibility and balance to escape before round’s end.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Magomedov
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Magomedov
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Magomedov

Round 3

The lightweights trade low kicks to start the final round, and then Magomedov goes high with his left leg to whack Damm on the side of the head. Damm hangs tough and tries another single-leg takedown on the fence. Again, Magomedov defends the shot, and Damm gives up to instead clinch. Magomedov circles out with two minutes remaining, and Damm walks forward on him, looking for a big shot. Magomedov backs him away with another left high kick, and this one brings Damm to life. The Brazilian rattles off a couple combinations, still can’t find the mark and goes back to a slower pace as he walks after his backpedaling opponent. Magomedov puts a loud kick in Damm’s gut and finishes the fight defending a single-leg with his foot on Damm’s shoulder.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Damm (29-28 Magomedov)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Damm (29-28 Magomedov)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Magomedov (30-27 Magomedov)

The Official Result

Rashid Magomedov def. Rodrigo Damm via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Rony Mariano Bezerra vs. Robbie Peralta

Round 1

Mario Yamasaki is the referee for this featherweight bout. Bezerra leaps at Peralta with a flying knee that misses, and Peralta responds with an outside leg kick before shoving “Rony Jason” against the fence. Bezerra hits a trip and looks to take the back of Peralta, who quickly escapes out the back door. The 145ers reset in the center and Bezerra cracks Peralta with a spinning back elbow. Peralta initiates another clinch on the cage and thwarts Bezerra’s next trip attempt. Bezerra follows Peralta to the other side of the cage and puts him on the ground with a chopping leg kick. Peralta pops up and gives Bezerra a hard low kick in return, circles left and avoids a right high kick. In a wild close to the round, Peralta lands a kick to the body, answered by a big right hand up top from Bezerra. Peralta backs out and catches Bezerra’s flying knee attempt to toss the Brazilian to the mat.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Bezerra
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Bezerra
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bezerra

Round 2

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Peralta slipped by Bezerra.
Peralta takes a couple kicks from Bezerra and then rushes at the “TUF: Brazil” winner with five or six quick punches. Bezerra eats a couple punches but manages to reverse the situation when they hit the fence on the other side of the cage, tripping Peralta to the ground and looking to pass to cross side control. Two minutes in, as Bezerra frames up an arm-triangle choke, Peralta hits a sweep and winds up in the Brazilian’s closed guard. Bezerra throws up his legs for a triangle, switches to an armbar, but Peralta stands and pulls his arm out of danger. Bezerra stays on the ground as Peralta kicks at his legs, and referee Yamasaki eventually orders him up.

A whipping right hand backs up Bezerra; instead of rushing in with more punches, Peralta stays on the outside at lands some good low kicks. Peralta lands a right hand and takes a spinning elbow in return that makes him grin. Bezerra finally connects with a jump knee and clips Peralta with a right hand behind it.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Peralta
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Bezerra
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Peralta

Round 3

Peralta stays on the outside, kicking at Bezerra’s lead kick and dipping out of the way when “Jason” wheels around with a spinning kick. Another blitz from Peralta backs up Bezerra, though he does better to cover up this time. A swiping, open right hand from Bezerra sticks Peralta in the left eye, and referee Yamasaki pauses the action. Peralta is still blinking when the fight resumes, and Bezerra dings him with a couple shots to the body. The featherweights tie up on the fence, Bezerra on the outside, looking for a trip. Peralta stifles the takedown attempts and reverses to the outside position, where Bezerra trips him to his knees. Bezerra backs away and Peralta stands as the fight enters its final 90 seconds. Peralta connects with a left hook, an outside leg kick and a kick to the body. Another left hand catches the incoming Bezerra, who goes after Peralta and scores one last takedown with 20 seconds to go. Peralta powers back to his feet and gets a takedown of his own to end the bout.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Bezerra (29-28 Bezerra)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Peralta (29-28 Bezerra)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bezerra (29-28 Bezerra)

The Official Result

Robbie Peralta def. Rony Mariano Bezerra via Split Decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29) R3 5:00

Demian Maia vs. Alexander Yakovlev

Round 1

Herb Dean is the referee for this welterweight bout. Yakovlev cuts angles around the perimeter as his fellow southpaw tries to find the striking range. Maia keeps the Russian on the move with a couple grazing left hands, though neither man has scored with anything major through the first two minutes. Maia gets a nod from Yakovlev after sticking a straight body punch. An overhand left near the fence sends Yakovlev to the canvas, and Maia follows him to the ground to take full mount. Yakovlev wraps his arms around Maia, trying to negate the space, but the Brazilian finds room for a couple solid elbows. More short left hands and elbows fall on Yakovlev, now with 90 seconds left in the round. Maia breaks Yakovlev’s grip and sits up to drop some heavy elbow strikes before the “Bad Boy” wraps him up again. Maia looks to set up a mounted triangle in the last few seconds of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Maia
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Maia
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Maia

Round 2

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Maia dominated Yakovlev for 15 minutes.
Yakovlev goes straight back to circling the outside and finds some success with low kicks before changing levels for a double-leg. Maia snuffs out the shot and quickly overpowers Yakovlev, again moving to full mount almost as soon as the Russian’s back hits the canvas. It’s a repeat of the first round, with Yakovlev wrapping up from underneath and Maia occasionally finding room for some ground-and-pound. Yakovlev sits up against the cage, but Maia triangles his legs and scoots him away from the fence with two minutes on the clock.

Yakovlev turns over and Maia tries to take back-mount, but Yakovlev slips out the back door. Diving back to the ground, Yakovlev hunts for a headlock or choke. Maia spins around to put Yakovlev in his guard, and that’s where the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Maia
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Maia
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Maia

Round 3

Yakovlev turns the tables with an early takedown in round three. He lands in side control but still opts to back out and allows Maia to stand. Back to the outside goes Yakovlev, chopping at the legs of Maia with hard kicks. Maia’s punches are coming up short, and Yakovlev makes him pay with a snappy combination down the middle. With three minutes to go, Maia closes the gap and hits an effortless takedown to full mount. Maia roughs up Yakovlev with some hard elbow strikes from mount, though Yakovlev continues to wrap up from the bottom and avoid serious damage. With seconds to go, Maia peels off to the side, looking for an armbar. Yakovlev defends and flails his legs as Maia stands, catching the Brazilian with a hard upkick before the final horn.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Maia (30-27 Maia)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Maia (30-27 Maia)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Maia (30-26 Maia)

The Official Result

Demian Maia def. Alexander Yakovlev via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Warlley Alves vs. Marcio Alexandre Jr.

Round 1

Mario Yamasaki is the referee for this 170-pound “TUF: Brazil 3” final. Alves blocks a high kick and steps forward to drop Alexandre with a grazing right hand on the temple. Alves tries to control Alexandre on the ground, but “Lyoto” powers back to his feet and Alves instead pushes him against the cage. Alexandre breaks loose for a moment, but Alves catches up to him and delivers a couple knees to the body. After a brief tumble, Alves executes a powerful double-leg and lands in side control on Alexandre’s left. Alexandre gets to his knees, then back to his feet as Alves tries and fails to jump on his back. Alves holds Alexandre on the cage and stomps his feet, pinning the striker to the chain link with an underhook. Referee Yamasaki separates them with 90 seconds on the clock, and Alexandre resets in his wide stance to land a good body shot. A high kick from Alves appears to daze Alexandre, and Alves wastes no time hustling him to the ground. Alexandre is back on his feet with 30 seconds left but finishes the round with Alves bullying him in the clinch.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Alves
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Alves
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Alves

Round 2

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Alves put Alexandre to sleep with a choke.
Alves takes a few seconds before rushing into the pocket and grabbing hold of Alexandre, who seems to pull guard as he’s caught off balance. Alves sits up in Alexandre’s guard and unleashes some heavy hammer fists, then stands up and delivers an axe kick to the body that nearly catches Alexandre in the face. Alves comes back down to spend a few seconds in Alexandre’s guard before they scramble up. Again, Alves dodges a punch and closes the gap to shove Alexandre up against the fence. There’s not enough action in the clinch for ref Yamasaki, who breaks up the fighters with just under two minutes left in the round.

Alexandre thumps Alves’ body with a hard switch kick, but Alves is able to grab the leg and once again grab hold of his “TUF” teammate. Yamasaki separates them at the 30-second mark, and both men connect with short punches in the pocket. Alexandre sticks a left and ducks under a wide right from Alves, who turns around and gives Alexandre one last hug against the fence as the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Alves
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Alves
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Alves

Round 3

Alexandre stays light on his feet, bounces into the pocket and eats a huge counter right hand. Alves snares him in a tight guillotine choke and jumps guard, and Alexandre doesn’t have a chance. Alexandre goes limp and referee Yamasaki waves off the fight, making Warlley Alves the middleweight winner of “TUF: Brazil 3.”

The Official Result

Warlley Alves def. Marcio Alexandre Jr. via Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) R3 0:25

Antonio Carlos Jr. vs. Vitor Miranda

Round 1

Herb Dean is the referee for this “TUF: Brazil 3” heavyweight final. Miranda is on his back foot right away, wheeling away as Carlos lunges at him with heavy overhand rights. After 40 seconds, Carlos cuts Miranda off near the fence and pops him with a couple quick punches before clinching up. Carlos looks for an outside trip, can’t get it, and then accidentally hits Miranda with a hard knee to the groin. Dean issues a warning to Carlos, and Miranda is ready to resume after a minute. Miranda blocks a right high kick as he continues to backpedal. The heavyweights clash leg kicks, sending Miranda stumbling backward. Carlos clips him with a right hand and immediately changes levels for a takedown near the fence. They work back up and Miranda tries a trip. Carlos defends it and gets a quick takedown of his own, then pops Miranda with a short right hook as he backs out. Miranda covers up as Carlos comes forward, throwing wide punches and then a high kick. Late in the round, Carlos responds to a low kick with a nice left-handed counter, and both men connect with body kicks just before the end.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Carlos Jr.
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Carlos Jr.
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Carlos Jr.

Round 2

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Carlos Jr. is off to a quick start in MMA.
Carlos catches a body kick and shoves Miranda to the ground, coming down in half guard on the right side of “Lex Luthor.” Miranda tries to hold him in place, but Carlos advances to full mount. Just as Carlos sits up to drop punches, Miranda pushes him off to the side. Carlos settles in half guard on Miranda’s right and drops a couple punches before trying to extract his foot. Carlos rolls for a heel hook, but Miranda stands and pulls his leg loose. Now, it’s Carlos laying on the ground as Miranda stands over him and kicks at his legs. Miranda doesn’t want Carlos back up, so he dives back down into guard.

Carlos tries to pull rubber guard, but Miranda breaks free and then fends off a dangerous triangle attempt. Miranda sits on top, elbowing at Carlos’ legs for 30 seconds before the Team Silva fighter is able to stand. Carlos pushes ahead as time runs out, tagging Miranda with a two-piece combo and shooting for a double-leg on the fence.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Carlos Jr.
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Carlos Jr.
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Carlos Jr.

Round 3

Carlos walks forward on Miranda, taking a couple good leg kicks in order to close the distance and hit a double-leg up against the cage. Miranda sits, then stands, only to be tossed back to the canvas away from the fence. Miranda stays busy underneath, pestering Carlos with short punches and dodging his limited ground-and-pound. Carlos looks to be framing up a choke halfway through the round, but he abandons it and pushes Miranda toward the fence. Miranda works back up and tries to toss Carlos, but he botches the throw and Carlos takes back-mount with a tight body triangle. Miranda controls the left wrist of Carlos, fending off a rear-naked choke. When Miranda turns over, Carlos is right there to take full mount. Miranda pushes him back to half guard and tries to do some damage with punches from the bottom; Carlos flattens him out and finishes the fight on top.

Sherdog Scores

Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Carlos Jr. (30-27 Carlos Jr.)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Carlos Jr. (30-27 Carlos Jr.)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Carlos Jr. (30-27 Carlos Jr.)

The Official Result

Antonio Carlos Jr. def. Vitor Miranda via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) R3 5:00

Stipe Miocic vs. Fabio Maldonado

Round 1

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Miocic laid Maldonado out with a right hand.
Referee Mario Yamasaki is the third man in the cage for tonight’s heavyweight main event. Maldonado goes straight after Miocic, who backs off and avoids the punches. A hard left hook in Miocic’s first combination stuns Maldonado and forces the Brazilian to backpedal to the fence. Miocic measures the range, lands a leg kick and then drops Maldonado with a right cross to the temple. Maldonado goes fetal on the ground, and Miocic bashes away with hammer fists until Yamasaki intervenes.


The Official Result

Stipe Miocic def. Fabio Maldonado via TKO (Punches) R1 0:35

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