UFC Fight Night Play-by-Play

By Sherdog.com Staff Sep 19, 2007
Sherdog.com reports from The Pearl in Las Vegas, Nevada with live play-by-play of UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by Kenny Florian (Pictures) versus Din Thomas (Pictures).

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Dustin Hazelett (Pictures) vs. Jonathan Goulet (Pictures)
Round 1
The two exchanged punches briefly before Goulet took Hazelett down with double underhooks. Goulet, from side-control, tried to defend as Hazelett swung his legs over his head and went for what at first seemed to be an omaplata. Hazelett then transitioned into a beautiful armbar which forced Goulet to verbally submit at 1:14 of the first. The Canadian appeared to injure his left elbow during the final moments of the bout.

Kuniyoshi Hironaka (Pictures) vs. Thiago Alves (Pictures)
Round 1
The first four minutes of the bout played out much like a kickboxing affair, with Alves doing lots of damage with low kicks. With 30 seconds remaining in the frame, Alves threw a crisp right cross that sent the Japanese fighter crashing to the canvas. Alves pounded away and nearly got a stoppage from referee Herb Dean but Hironaka was able to wrap Alves up into his guard. 10-9 for Thiago Alves.

Round 2
More of the same to start the second. Alves got busy with low kicks and looked to let loose with his hands. Alves dropped the Japanese fighter with a left, right combo, but Hironaka survived and scored a gutsy single-leg takedown. Alves worked back to his feet, where he landed several crushing kicks to Hironaka's leg, the last of which prompted the Japanese fighter signal to Herb Dean that he wanted no more. For good measure, Alves unloaded with a few punches before Dean could step in. The official time was 4:04 of the second.

Joe Veres vs. Gray Maynard (Pictures)
Round 1
The two circled before Maynard threw a leaping left hook that crushed into Veres' chin. Maynard added a right hand as referee Mario Yamasaki stepped in at just nine seconds of the opening period.

Leonard Garcia vs. Cole Miller (Pictures)
Round 1
Very entertaining round. Garcia comes out with a few hard lefts. Miller, with his back to the cage, hit a nice suplex after a quick scramble. Miller then looked for an Americana, an arm-triangle and an armbar, all of which were deep. Garcia escaped all of Miller's attempts and landed a brutal right hand to his downed opponent's jaw near the end of the round. Miller was hurt but survived to hear the bell. Very close round, but Sherdog.com scored it 10-9 for Garcia.

Round 2
Miller comes out throwing leather and forces Garcia to shoot along the fence. Miller stuffs it and takes the mount, where he looked for another arm-triangle. Miller then went to Garcia's back looking for a rear-naked choke and an armbar. This one was all Miller, 10-9.

Round 3
Leonard rocked Miller with a punch and bullied him to the ground in the opening seconds of the ound, but Miller locked up a tight guillotine. Garcia escaped and tried to passs guard, but Miller swept and took the mount. Miller again went for an arm-triangle before moving to Garcia's back. The rest of the fight saw Miller on Garcia's back with a body-triangle, looking for a rear-naked choke. 10-9 for Miller. The judges score the contest, 29-28 and 30-27 (twice) for Cole Miller.

Edilberto de Oliveira (Pictures) vs. Luke Cummo
Round 1
Cummo throwing leather early, while the Brazilian taunts. Cummo landed a right hand that sent Oliveira stumbling. A right hand followed by another force Herb Dean to save the Brazilian at 1:45 of the first.

Pete Sell (Pictures) vs. Nathan Quarry (Pictures)
Round 1
Quarry opens with a low kick while Sell cracks Quarry with a one-two. Sell clinches with Quarry against the cage, throwing short elbows and knee strikes to the mid-section. Sell drops levels and takes Quarry to the canvas, but he quickly works to his feet. Referee Mario Yamasaki steps in to separate the fighters. Both athletes step back and throw leather, but Quarry gets the best of the exchange. Right hand from sell connects, while Quarry answers with a right of his own. Both fighters are bleeding. Sell finds his range on more heavy left and rights before the round closes. Quarry looked very frustrated at the end of the frame. 10-9 for Pete Sell.

Round 2
Sell picks up where he left off, landing lefts and rights. Quarry looks sloppy with his striking. Flush right hand puts Quarry on the canvas, but he bounces back up. Another right hand snaps Quarry's head back. Quarry charges forward but sell takes him to the mat ad attacks his neck with a guillotine. Quarry gets to his feet and eats another right hand. Sell lunges in with a superman punch that lands. Quarry tastes more of Sell's right hand before the round ends. Another round for Sell, 10-9.

Round 3
Sell continues to tee off, and then out of nowhere Quarry knocks Sell out cold with a right hand on the chin. Incredible come from behind victory. Quarry set the punch up perfectly and then executed with the straight right. He added one more shot before the referee stepped in. The official time is 44 seconds of the final frame.

Junior Assuncao (Pictures) vs. Nathan Diaz (Pictures)
Round 1
Assuncao opens with two leg kicks that nearly knock Diaz off his feet. Diaz lands a short right hook before the fighters clinch. Diaz looks for a standing Kimura, but Assuncao rolls with it and momentarily takes Diaz's back. Diaz, now on the bottom in half-guard, works for another Kimura. Assuncao stands up and is dropped by a right hand. Diaz swoops in and locks up a ten-finger guillotine that forces Assuncao to tapout at the 4:10 mark.

Chris Leben (Pictures) vs. Terry Martin (Pictures)
Round 1
Leben kicks at the legs while Martin rushes in with a jab and right hands. Martin drops down a level and takes Leben to the canvas with a double-leg takedown. Now back on their feet, Martin lands with a left and a right. Leben answers with two knees to the chin. Leben looks to be the more refined striker but Martin has an obvious power advantage. Herb Dean takes a point from Leben for gripping the fence while Martin attempted to throw him to the floor. Leben gets busy with strikes and briefly lights Martin up with a right hand. Leben stomps the feet before the horn sounds. Close round. 9-9 for Leben (point deduction).

Round 2
Martin looks fatigued in the second. Leben attacks the legs and goes back to foot stomps from the clinch. Just when it looked as if Leben was close to putting it together, Martin scored with a takedown. Leben fires elbows to the head from the bottom. Triangle is applied from Leben, but he runs out of time. 10-9 for Leben.

Round 3
Martin starts to score in the third. He clinches and delivers some knees to the head. Martin crushes the body and follows with a right hand to the chin. Leben answers. Martin is completely gassed but he musters enough energy to sloppily tackle the TUF veteran. Lebe, now equally tired, eats two left hands. Leben tries to trip Martin but the Chicagoan stuffs it and takes the top position. Martin stands. Left hand staggers Leben. Unbelievable ... Leben digs deep and knocks Martin out with a left hand. The time is 3:56 of the final round.

Kenny Florian (Pictures) vs. Din Thomas (Pictures)
Round 1
Florian fires Head kicks that miss. Din looks to counter but he can't connect. Florian kicks Thomas right on the cup. Thomas falls and is given time to recover. After the fight restarts, Florian slips while throwing a kick, but Thomas can't capitalize. Thomas taunts Florian and pays for it as the New Englander shoots in and scores a takedown. Thomas kicks Florian off and gets to his feet. After a failed shot, Thomas turns his back and eats a torrent of leather as Florian pounds away. Florian now has both hooks in and looks for the rear-naked choke. Thomas taps out quickly. Replays show that Thomas injured his knee while shooting in. His left knee buckled as he dropped down to shoot at Florian's legs.

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