UFC 169 Results: ‘Barao vs. Faber 2’ Play-by-Play & Updates

Feb 1, 2014


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Neil Magny vs. Gasan Umalatov

Round 1

Magny throws long, straight punches to keep the shorter man at bay, but Umalatov lands some solid leg kicks and ducks inside to deliver a hook to the gut. Umalatov puts Magny on the fence momentarily. Magny shoves his way out and lands a left straight, misses with the follow-up knee. Umalatov hits a takedown with 3:15 left on the clock and works to extract his right leg from Magny’s half-guard. Magny shoves him away and pops to his feet after hitting Umalatov with a swift upkick. Now it’s Magny looking for a takedown on the fence, reversed by Umalatov, and they separate again. Umalatov catches a low kick and clubs Magny with an overhand right, but Magny defends the takedown and ducks under a wide punch to wrap up Umalatov against the cage. Umalatov trips Magny to the mat, and Magny stands up to knee Umalatov. A quick trip takedown scores for Magny, who moves immediately to take Umalatov’s back with 20 seconds remaining. Magny works for a rear-naked choke but runs out of time.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Magny
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Magny
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Magny

Round 2

Magny eats another overhand right from Umalatov but returns fire with a pair of punches down the middle. Umalatov rushes in behind a left hook and gets turned against the fence by Magny. The welterweights pummel for position until Umalatov breaks off. Magny walks him down with punching combinations, deflected but not answered by the Russian. Umalatov walks in behind a wild right hand, can’t keep Magny on the cage. The next overhand from Umalatov thuds loudly off the glove of Magny, who comes off the fence to work for a takedown of his own. Magny thumps Umalatov’s body with right hands before they work off the fence, still clinching, and Magny drives a few knees up the center. They separate and Umalatov chases Magny down with a left hook-right hand combo. They tie up and Magny gets a combo, then takes Umalatov’s back. Umalatov goes belly-down and finishes the round with Magny in back-mount, punching away.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Magny
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Magny
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Magny

Round 3

Magny takes to the perimeter, circling to his left and flicking out long punches as Umalatov tries to walk him down. Umalatov is trying to take off Magny’s head with huge overhand rights but can’t quite find his mark. Magny sticks a left in Umalatov’s face and follows through with a stiff right cross. Umalatov connects with a good right hook to the body before wrapping up Magny and dragging him to the ground midway through this final frame. Magny stands, still with Umalatov attached to his back, but he shakes the Russian off and they resume striking. Umalatov gets to Magny’s body with a nice hook but the power punches up top are still missing. Umalatov catches a kick and Magny pulls guard; Umalatov doesn’t want to stay there, stands and muscles Magny against the fence. Magny pushes him away and chases Umalatov across the cage with punches. Umalatov tries a guillotine but quickly releases, and this one is going to the scorecards.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Magny (30-27 Magny)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Magny (30-27 Magny)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Magny (30-27 Magny)

The Official Result

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

Rashid Magomedov vs. Tony Martin

Round 1

Martin takes 45 seconds to close in on the leg-kicking Magomedov; once the American grabs hold, it’s only a few seconds before Magomedov is on the canvas. Martin works from side control, popping Magomedov with short left hands before Magomedov puts him back in guard to deliver a few elbows. Martin goes back to half-guard and frames up a kimura, then steps over Magomedov’s head to crank the arm. Magomedov flips him over but Martin keeps hold of the limb, switching to an armbar. It’s extremely deep but Magomedov refuses to tap, instead squirming his way back to his feet with just over one minute left in the round. Both men spend the remainder of the round circling and landing slapping kicks, neither fully engaging with strikes.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Martin
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Martin
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Martin

Round 2

Martin hustles Magomedov against the cage and works for a takedown for the better part of 90 seconds before opting to try a lateral drop. Martin gets stuck underneath Magomedov, who sits up and socks the American with a hard right hand that immediately lumps up Martin’s eye. Martin uses butterfly guard to stand, taking a kick on the body from Magomedov along the way. Magomedov is pushing the action now, chasing down Martin with quick punches and leg kicks. Martin offers almost nothing in the way of offense in the final two minutes of the frame, and his left eye is badly swollen as he heads back to his corner.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen 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

Magomedov counters a low kick with a hard right hand on Martin’s injured eye. Martin quickly moves in to tie up, looking for a takedown, but Magomedov widens his base against the fence and stuffs the shot. Martin peels him off the cage, now going after a single-leg, and Magomedov continues to defend. Magomedov drives a knee to the body of Martin, who kneels and gets caught in an arm-in guillotine choke. Magomedov tries to finish the choke from mount, but Martin gets his butterfly hooks in and creates enough space to escape. A huge left hand on the ground has Martin rolling over. He stands up and Magomedov follows him with a kick to the face, another big punch and a knee. Two minutes left in the bout and Martin works for a takedown on the fence, keeping Magomedov pinned on the outside with underhooks. Referee Gasper Oliver splits them up with 55 seconds remaining; shortly afterward, he calls the cageside physician to look at Martin’s eye. Martin is cleared and goes for another takedown attempt as soon as they resume. Magomedov shoves him away and goes after Martin with more punches, and that’s where it ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Magomedov (29-28 Magomedov)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Magomedov (29-28 Magomedov)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Magomedov (29-28 Magomedov)

The Official Result

Rashid Magomedov def. Tony Martin via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Andy Enz vs. Clint Hester

Round 1

Hester swipes with a few heavy punches and slapping kicks to the body before sending Enz to the mat with a cracking left hand. Enz scrambles up, eats another punch and goes back down, this time shooting for a takedown. Enz gets back to his feet, still under fire from Hester, and now Enz responds with a hard kick to the body. Hester’s assault slows but he’s still sending hard shots down the pipe, now going to the body with the left. Enz seems to have recovered as he slaps at Hester’s body with kicks and paws with jabs. With 90 seconds left, Enz stings Hester with a pair of quick right hands, then catches him leaning the other way with a head kick. Hester answers with a wide left hook that doesn’t land flush. Enz goes to the body with a kick, and Hester answers with a hard right up top. The middleweights trade low kicks and missed high kicks as time runs out.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hester
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Hester
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Hester

Round 2

Enz hits a switch kick to the body before being wrapped up and tripped to the ground by Hester, who works from half-guard. Enz rolls over, eating a few punches to the head before he gets to his feet. Enz ducks a punch and answers back with a short hook. Hester sticks a jab and comes forward to swipe Enz’s face with a left hook. Now it’s Enz pumping his jab, but it doesn’t last long as Hester plows him to the ground in the center of the cage. Enz is sporting a cut beneath his right eye as Hester sits in his half-guard, scooting toward the fence. Enz gets to the fence and scrambles up, then pops Hester with a jab and a body kick. Both men land hard right hands seconds apart as the round enters its last minute, and time expires without much more clean offense.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hester
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Hester
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Hester

Round 3

Enz lands a body kick and an outside leg kick but takes a stiff jab to the mush for his troubles. Hester tries to get inside with a spinning back fist; he whiffs and gets stumbled with a short, left-handed counter instead. Hester goes back to boxing, popping Enz with quick right straights. Enz responds with a right of his own and a kick to the body. The middleweights clash throwing big right hands and Hester circles out to resume jabbing. Enz is throwing power punches and head kicks, landing some but coming up short on more. Hester eats a right hand and keeps coming to thump Enz’s liver with a left hook. Another left hook and a right straight connect for Hester, then a takedown with 30 seconds left. Enz scrambles up and holds back on delivering an illegal knee to the still-kneeling Hester.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hester (30-27 Hester)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Hester (30-27 Hester)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Hester (30-27 Hester)

The Official Result

Clint Hester def. Andy Enz via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) R3 5:00

Al Iaquinta vs. Kevin Lee

Round 1

Lee presses forward on Iaquinta, touching the “TUF” winner’s chin with a right hand. Iaquinta grazes with a high kick, then sends Lee to the mat with a huge left hand. Lee gets back to his feet, now backing up as Iaquinta presses forward with measured punches. Lee seems to have recovered as he pushes in, shooting for a single-leg. Iaquinta grabs hold of Lee’s right leg and falls back to wrench a heel hook. Lee defends well, fighting off Iaquinta’s hands before standing up. Iaquinta rolls underneath, thinking kneebar, but he loses it as Lee tries to hop on his back. Iaquinta takes a knee to the face as he stands, and the lightweights reset on the feet. A straight right down the middle connects for Lee as time runs out.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Iaquinta
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Iaquinta
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Iaquinta

Round 2

Iaquinta comes over the top with a right hand to Lee’s cheek. Seconds later, Lee ducks underneath and hits a quick takedown, then turns the corner and attaches himself to Iaquinta’s back. Lee snakes his left arm underneath Iaquinta’s chin and squeezes for a rear-naked choke, but Iaquinta turns into it and escapes. Lee is still on Iaquinta’s back with a body triangle locked in and three minutes remaining in the round. Another RNC attempt from Lee is avoided by Iaquinta, but Lee is rolling everywhere with him, making Iaquinta work and dodge chokes. Iaquinta is doing well to fight off Lee’s hands, though he still can’t get out of the precarious position before the end of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Lee
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-8 Lee
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Lee

Round 3

Iaquinta connects with a hard right hand in the opening 15 seconds, putting Lee on his back foot, trying to fend off “Raging Al” with jabs. Lee keeps jabbing until 60 seconds in, when he shoots a double-leg and puts Iaquinta on the ground again. Iaquinta grabs for a leg to sweep and eats some punches which open up his nose. The lightweights scramble up and Iaquinta has a high kick loudly deflected. Lee eats a left hook and slips to the ground; when he stands, Iaquinta plucks him with a nice right uppercut. Lee has a kick caught and tries to knock off Iaquinta’s head with the other foot, without success. Two minutes remaining and they’re trading jabs, with Iaquinta shucking off another takedown attempt from Lee. Another shot is stuffed, and Lee stands up to pop Iaquinta with a jab. Iaquinta strings together a three-punch body-body-head combo, then closes in as the lightweights continue slugging against the fence in the closing moments.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Iaquinta (28-28 Draw)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Iaquinta (28-28 Draw)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Iaquinta (28-28 Draw)

The Official Result

Al Iaquinta def. Kevin Lee via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-27) R3 5:00

Nick Catone vs. Tom Watson

Round 1

Watson stays on the outside, slapping at Catone with leg kicks and one to the body. Catone sticks out his left hand and tries to move in to slug with the right hand, drawing a warning from ref Herb Dean to keep his outstretched hand closed. Watson, meanwhile, keeps the hard leg kicks coming until Catone grabs a leg and pushes him to the ground. Watson scoots toward the fence and gets to a knee, then shoves out Catone’s hook. Watson gets back to his feet as the round ends, taking knees from Catone as he does.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Catone
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Watson
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Watson

Round 2

Watson walks his man toward the fence, flicking out right hands until he gets too close and eats a short left from Catone. The leg kicks are still working for Watson, but Catone storms forward to connect with a quick flurry of punches. Watson keeps moving Catone around the cage, throwing low kicks and dodging counters. With 1:45 on the clock, Catone hits a takedown and then keeps hold of Watson as the Englishman stands up against the fence. Watson separates and inches forward until Catone scores another takedown with 60 seconds to go. This time, Catone keeps “Kong” on the ground longer, nearly to the end of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Catone
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Watson
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Catone

Round 3

Watson starts the final round similar to the second, marching forward on Catone and picking away at the “Jersey Devil” with hard leg kicks. Catone eats a short right hook and a few more kicks before shooting for a takedown, stuffed by Watson. Midway through the round and Watson is still coming ahead, kicking at Catone’s legs and ducking the counters. Catone gets through with an uppercut and an overhand right, then shoots and puts Watson on his seat at the base of the fence. Watson stands up quickly and separates, then decks Catone with a left hook. Catone gets another takedown and, this time, jumps on Watson’s back and sinks in both hooks. Watson gets to his knees and Catone flattens him out, belly-down. Watson twists around and sits up against the fence as time runs out.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Watson (29-28 Catone)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Watson (30-27 Watson)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Watson (29-28 Watson)

The Official Result

Nick Catone def. Tom Watson via Split Decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29) R3 5:00

Chris Cariaso vs. Danny Martinez

Round 1

Martinez goes straight to grappling on the fence, working a single-leg and then dropping for a double. Cariaso waits and circles out, then begins slapping high with kicks aimed at Martinez’s temple. Martinez goes to the body with a left hook, then a right hand up top, and he shoots against the fence again. Cariaso defends the takedown but stays on the fence for a moment before he can separate. Cariaso fends off Martinez with stiff jabs, but Martinez gets inside with 90 seconds remaining and finally completes a double-leg takedown. Cariaso punches at Martinez’s body and works back to his feet, only to be slammed back to the canvas in the final 10 seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Cariaso
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Martinez
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Cariaso

Round 2

Martinez comes forward throwing wide punches, then backs off to dodge Cariaso’s high kicks. More wild punches come from Martinez as he tries to get inside, while Cariaso keeps his strikes tight. Cariaso defends another double-leg against the fence and hits Martinez with a knee on the split. Cariaso sends a straight left down the center, then loads up with a combination. Martinez hits a takedown with 90 seconds left, but Cariaso is back on his feet 10 seconds later. Martinez keeps him pressed against the fence, drops to a knee and looks to pick an ankle. Cariaso keeps his base wide, hitting the side of Martinez’s head with elbows as he fends off another double-leg. Martinez completes a takedown before the end of the round, though Cariaso is back on his feet less than three seconds later.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Cariaso
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Martinez
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Cariaso

Round 3

Cariaso gets through with a hard left hand that backs up Martinez. “The Gremlin” spends the first minute of the round trying to get inside on Cariaso and finally does, grazing with wide punches and grabbing hold of Cariaso’s legs for another takedown attempt on the cage. Cariaso escapes and double jabs, following up with a straight left. Martinez gets another takedown, this time in the center of the cage, but again Cariaso scrambles back up. They tie up against the fence with half the round remaining, Martinez on the outside, and Cariaso turns him around to circle out. Cariaso goes outside with a hard leg kick, has a right high kick blocked. Martinez connects with a heavy right hook in the counter, now swinging for the fences. Cariaso backs off after eating the shot and flicks out jabs to keep Martinez at bay. Now a combination scores for Cariaso, then a low kick and a double jab. Martinez shoots one last time with 20 seconds remaining and is denied by Cariaso.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Martinez (29-28 Cariaso)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Cariaso (29-28 Martinez)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Martinez (29-28 Cariaso)

The Official Result

Chris Cariaso def. Danny Martinez via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

John Makdessi vs. Alan Patrick Silva Alves

Round 1

Patrick comes in behind a left hand and grabs hold of Makdessi, taking the Canadian to the ground in the first 20 seconds. Makdessi pops back to his feet and delivers a few kicks to Patrick’s lead leg. Makdessi sprawls on a long shot, then ducks under a spinning back fist from the Brazilian. Patrick delivers a leg kick inside, then whiffs on another spinning back fist and eats a short right hand. Makdessi slips on a kick and takes a knee to the body as he gets up. “The Bull” gets a warning from ref Dan Miragliotta to keep his hands closed when striking. Patrick takes a couple jabs before running Makdessi against the fence. Makdessi drives a few knees up the middle as the lightweights finish the frame clinching.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Makdessi
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Patrick
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Makdessi

Round 2

Makdessi counters charging combinations from the Brazilian with short punches in the pocket, then pushes Patrick away with a side kick to the chest. Patrick gets a warning from Miragliotta to keep his fingers closed as he moves in and out of range, pushing off Makdessi’s head with an open hand. Patrick runs Makdessi across the cage with a charging shot, but Makdessi pops back up as they hit the fence. The lightweights separate and trade blocked high kicks, though Makdessi comes away with blood trickling from the bridge of his nose. Patrick circles the outside, taking low kicks to his lead leg while sniping back at Makdessi with long left hands. Makdessi stays in the center and throws rights down the pipe, threatening with kicks in the final minute but not unloading with a significant combination.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Makdessi
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Makdessi
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Makdessi

Round 3

Patrick shoots a long shot and gets tossed against the cage by Makdessi, who again stakes out the center of the cage to work from. Patrick strikes out with a loud, hard leg kick and continues moving backward. Patrick catches Makdessi with his hands low and clips him with a head kick. Three minutes to go and Makdessi continues to inch forward, picking at Patrick with jabs and leg kicks. Patrick answers with a thudding left hand before shooting and being sprawled on again. Makdessi makes him pay with a left hand on the split. Patrick pushes Makdessi against the fence, this time going for a takedown via body lock with one minute to go. Ref Miragliotta breaks up the lightweights inside the final minute, and both men think they’ve won when the final horn sounds.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Makdessi (30-27 Makdessi)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Makdessi (29-28 Makdessi)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Makdessi (30-27 Makdessi)

The Official Result

Alan Patrick Silva Alves def. John Makdessi via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Abel Trujillo vs. Jamie Varner

Round 1

Varner sticks a stiff jab in the face of Trujillo, who tries to chase down the former WEC champ with heavy punches. Varner is able to evade the combination and stick Trujillo with another left, this time followed up by a right hook. Varner counters the next combo from Trujillo with another right hook. Trujillo gets through with the next set of punches, and Varner circles out to reset in the center. Trujillo wraps up Varner, but it’s Varner tripping “Killa” to the canvas. Varner immediately attaches himself to Trujillo’s back, but he can’t get his hooks in and Trujillo puts his back on the mat. Varner flattens him out, looking for a north-south choke. Varner is leaning his entire weight on the choke but Trujillo gives ref Miragliotta a thumbs up. After a minute of defending the choke, Trujillo gets his chin out of trouble and gets back to his feet. Trujillo is headhunting now, trying to take off Varner’s head with wild punches. The assault lasts only a few seconds, but Trujillo explodes again at the end of the round and drills Varner with a pair of shots on the fence.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Varner
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Varner
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Varner

Round 2

The lightweights get into a firefight after 60 seconds of round two, with Varner cracking with a heavy punch Trujillo and “Killa” returning the favor seconds later. Varner chases down Trujillo against the fence and tags him with another combination, this time dropping Trujillo to his knees. Trujillo goes for a desperation takedown while Varner unloads with hammer fists, then stands up and gets assaulted by Varner with wide hooks against the fence. Varner switches to knees up the middle; Trujillo is taking punishment but still firing back. Varner is throwing a wide left hook when Trujillo crushes him with a huge right hand on the jaw. Varner collapses to the mat face-first and referee Miragliotta pushes Trujillo away before he can pounce on his unconscious opponent.

The Official Result

Abel Trujillo def. Jamie Varner via KO (Punch) R2 2:32

John Lineker vs. Ali Bagautinov

Round 1

Bagautinov hits a quick takedown and works to pass, but the Brazilian wraps him up in open guard. Bagautinov swings left hands over the top while Lineker tries short elbows from underneath. Ninety seconds in, Bagautinov finally breaks the grip and postures up to deliver five or six heavy punches. Lineker wraps him up again, now looking to drop back for a heel hook. Bagautinov reciprocates with a heel hook of his own, and now both men give up the submission attempts. Bagautinov goes for another heel hook and now Lineker scrambles back up. Bagautinov catches a kick and dumps Lineker to the ground, staying on top for the final minute while Lineker tries for a kimura.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Bagautinov
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Bagautinov
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bagautinov

Round 2

Bagautinov takes a hard kick to the midsection, comes back to try and hit Lineker with a step-in knee but just misses. Now it’s Bagautinov circling the outside, keeping his distance from “Hands of Stone” before shooting on a leg. Lineker stuffs the takedown and hits Bagautinov with a knee, but Bagautinov comes back to swarm Lineker with a flurry of hooks against the cage. Bagautinov absorbs a big left hand on the temple as Lineker breaks free. Bagautinov strikes back with a hard left of his own, then doubles up his jab in Lineker’s face. Lineker rips into the Russian’s body with a hard right hand, then again, and it sends Bagautinov shooting. The takedown doesn’t go, but Bagautinov gets through with a hard left-right combo. Lineker continues to assault Bagautinov’s body, and he straddles Bagautinov’s head as the “Puncher” shoots a double on the fence. The flyweights stand up and work off the fence, and Bagautinov connects with a hard straight left. Lineker sprawls on another shot with 50 seconds left in the round. Bagautinov loads up and lands a big left, but Lineker clips him with a damaging left and stuffs another takedown to end the round.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Lineker
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Lineker
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Lineker

Round 3

Bagautinov circles the outside for a minute before diving in to wrap up Lineker and driving the Brazilian to the ground at the foot of the fence. Lineker gets up and is dumped right back to the canvas, where he fends off a near mount. Bagautinov whacks Linker’s ribs with elbows and hammer fists while Lineker tries for a kimura on the other side. Lineker is back on his feet with 2:45 left in the fight; Bagautinov runs him back down 10 seconds later. Not much action on the floor as Bagautinov works to control top position. When Lineker gets back up, Bagautinov hits him with stomps and knees before splitting up with 70 seocnds on the clock. Bagautinov comes over the top with a left hand, shoots a single and gets sprawled on, but Lineker offers little resistance as Bagautinov pushes him to his back. Heavy leather is landing for Bagautinov on top. He stands and flexes for the crowd as Lineker works for a heel hook underneath at the end of the bout.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Bagautinov (29-28 Bagautinov)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Bagautinov (29-28 Bagautinov)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bagautinov (29-28 Bagautinov)

The Official Result

Ali Bagautinov def. John Lineker via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Alistair Overeem vs. Frank Mir

Round 1

Mir strikes first with a grazing kick to the body of Overeem, who cuts angles on the outside. Overeem ducks under a wide punch from the oncoming Mir and briefly shoves the former UFC champ against the fence. They separate and Overeem gets caught feinting as Mir delivers a short right hook up top. Mir gets caught off balance by a slapping punch, then Overeem closes in to dig double underhooks and drive a knee to the body. Mir goes down after taking a huge knee to the cheek. Overeem pounces and drills Mir with elbows and forearms from side control, then ties up Mir’s left wrist and cracks the American with heavy right hands to the face. Mir turtles up and Overeem thumps him with left hands and hard knees to the gut. Overeem pushes him away and Mir is cut up beneath both eyes as he inches forward on Overeem in the southpaw stance. Mir rushes at Overeem with punches which the Dutchman easily sidesteps. Mir ties up and pulls guard, grabbing for Overeem’s leg. “The ‘Reem” protects his leg and flattens out Mir from half-guard, peppering with short punches to the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Overeem
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Overeem
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Overeem

Round 2

Mir tries to work some leg kicks and jabs early in the round, winds up having a kick caught and getting tossed to the ground by Overeem, who waves for Mir to get back up. The big men stall out leaning against the fence and are broken up by ref Dan Miragliotta. Mir rushes Overeem against the fence and completes a takedown, then stands up to try and snare Overeem’s head in a guillotine. Mir gets the head but loses it shortly afterward, as Overeem pops free to deliver short, grinding ground-and-pound. Halfway through the round now and Overeem is in control, roughing up the bloodied Mir from top position. Ref Miragliotta tells Overeem to get busy, and the “Demolition Man” obliges by bashing Mir with heavy forearm and elbow strikes. Mir tries to walk off the cage and Overeem stands over him until Miragliotta issues a restart with only seconds left in the round.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Overeem
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Overeem
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Overeem

Round 3

Mir changes levels as Overeem rushes at him, and Overeem winds up shoving the jiu-jitsu specialist to the mat. Mir closes up his guard until Overeem stands and calls for Mir to do the same. The next shot from Mir is thwarted by Overeem, who again pushes the American to the ground. Overeem works from half-guard this time, catching Mir with a couple good right hands before Mir is able to get full guard. Mir is zapped by a pair of heavy lefts but he keeps hold of Overeem from underneath. It’s all Overeem in the second half of the frame, just walloping Mir with rugged ground-and-pound. With one minute left, Overeem tells Mir to get up and drills him with a right hand. Ref Miragliotta tells the heavyweights to fight with 15 seconds remaining. Mir looks like he’s barely staying vertical, but Overeem takes the passive route and doesn’t attack in the final seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Overeem (30-26 Overeem)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Overeem (30-27 Overeem)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Overeem (30-26 Overeem)

The Official Result

Alistair Overeem def. Frank Mir via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

UFC Featherweight Title Fight:
Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas

Round 1

Referee Keith Peterson is the third man in the cage for tonight’s 145-pound title fight. Lamas opens up in the southpaw stance, circling the outside and flicking out kicks at the champion’s lead leg. Switching to orthodox, Lamas pulls up short while pumping his jab, then covers up when Aldo comes forward with a combo. Aldo checks the next low kick and feints a few of his own, all while continuing to move along with Lamas. The next two low kicks from Lamas are checked. Aldo goes upstairs with a left hook and follows with a whipping right low kick outside. Aldo catches a body kick and trips Lamas to the ground, then charges forward and tries to take off the challenger’s head with uppercuts. Lamas gets to his feet and dodges most of the punishment, though Aldo gives chase and drives a hard right hook to Lamas’ body. Lamas misses with a pair of spinning kicks and covers up as Aldo tries a leaping knee at the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Aldo
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Aldo
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Aldo

Round 2

Lamas has another pair of leg kicks checked and pulls up short with jabs and high kicks, with Aldo staying just outside of striking range. The champ pushes Lamas back with a front kick, then goes to the body. A pair of hooks rips into the body of Lamas, who keeps backing up as Aldo stalks him and delivers more body blows. When Lamas steps into striking range, Aldo sticks a lightning fast flurry of punches in his challenger’s face. Aldo is just punishing Lamas’ legs, attacking the wrestler’s lead stem each time they exchange. Lamas gets a left hand in Aldo’s face, takes another leg kick and circles away limping. More chopping leg kicks score for Aldo in the final 30 seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Aldo
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Aldo
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Aldo

Round 3

Aldo lands five or six heavy leg kicks in the opening minute of the final round. He closes in on Lamas and delivers another blazing combo that draws a smile from the challenger. Lamas tries to shoot for a leg and Aldo just limp-legs away. Another loud low kick connects for Aldo, and Lamas counters with a pair of his own, then a teep kick to the chest. Aldo blocks a right high kick, gets clipped with an uppercut and snaps off a jab in Lamas’ face. Aldo rips a left uppercut to Lamas’ body and cracks the other side with a right low kick. The champion is dodging most of Lamas’ offense, though “The Bully” gets through with an unchecked leg kick and a left hand in the latter half of the round. Aldo goes back to checking the leg kicks, slips away as Lamas slides in with a right straight. Lamas lands a pair of kicks to the left side of Aldo’s body in the closing seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Aldo
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Aldo
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Aldo

Round 4

Lamas rushes Aldo against the fence and elevates the champ trying to finish a single leg. Aldo pins himself against the fence to keep his balance, and Lamas brings him back down to continuing working for the takedown. More defense from Aldo, who turns Lamas around with underhooks. Lamas is trapped, can’t create space or grab hold of a headlock with his left arm. Aldo trips him to the ground with three minutes remaining and tries to step into mount, but Lamas blocks him with a butterfly hook. Both men land short punches as Aldo works to extract his leg from Lamas’ half-guard. With 90 seconds left, Aldo makes it to full mount, then sinks in both hooks when Lamas gives up his back. Aldo tries for a rear-naked choke, can’t get it and squeezes to try and finish with a neck crank. Lamas tries to punch his way free and Aldo loses hold of the choke, scrambling to his feet where he’s held on the fence by Lamas. Horizontal elbows connect for Aldo, who keeps Lamas on the cage for the final moments.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Aldo
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Aldo
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Aldo

Round 5

Lamas lands a kick to Aldo’s midsection, but the champ catches the second one and pushes Lamas against the cage seconds later. A trip takedown goes for Aldo, just 30 seconds into the final round, and Lamas wraps up Aldo in guard. Now it’s open guard for Lamas as the challenger tries to snare Aldo’s right arm and set up a submission attempt. Aldo postures up and fights for position as Lamas fends him off with butterfly guard. Aldo steps over Lamas’ legs and into full mount, where he stays for 30 seconds before Lamas walks off the wall and into top position. Aldo puts the challenger in guard, and Lamas sits up to drop hard punches. He only gets off a few before Aldo ties up from underneath. Lamas drops a hard left hand with 90 seconds to go. He tries to cover Aldo’s mouth and land more ground-and-pound as the fight enters its final minute. Aldo is just clinging on to Lamas’ underside when Lamas shakes him off at the base of the fence and lands a couple more punches before the final horn.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Lamas (49-46 Aldo)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Lamas (49-46 Aldo)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Lamas (49-46 Aldo)

The Official Result

Jose Aldo def. Ricardo Lamas via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) R5 5:00

UFC Bantamweight Title Fight:
Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber

Round 1

Herb Dean is the referee for tonight’s main event, with judges Ricardo Almeida, Eric Colon and Cardo Urso scoring at cageside. Faber slips on a kick but pops up before Barao can pounce. The “California Kid” tries to go body head, and Barao backs out of the way. A body kick slaps at Faber, who comes forward with punches and gets countered by Barao’s return fire in the pocket. Faber goes down after a big right hand and Barao looks to pound him out, swarming with punches and knees as Faber gets to his feet. Faber is able to circle out but Barao is all over him, scoring with an uppercut. Another right hand to the temple sends Faber to the ground. He’s grabbing for a leg while Barao bashes away with hammer fists, most of which go off Faber’s hand and bicep. Referee Dean steps in to wave off the fight, and Faber protests immediately. It’s too late -- Renan Barao has retained his UFC bantamweight title.

The Official Result

Renan Barao def. Urijah Faber via TKO (Punches) R1 3:42

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