UFC Fight Night Results: ‘Jacare vs. Mousasi 2’ Play-by-Play & Updates

Sep 5, 2014
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Sean Soriano vs. Chas Skelly

Round 1

Soriano gets the outside position in a clinch on the fence, but it’s Skelly with a waistlock takedown in the opening minute. As Soriano climbs back to his feet, Skelly jumps on his back and sinks one hook in. Skelly can’t secure back control but stays glued to Soriano after being shaken off. Soriano goes to his knees, then rolls over until Skelly is fully shaken off, and now it’s Soriano on top dropping elbows. Skelly tries for a heel hook, then spins to take Soriano’s back in the scramble. This time, Skelly secures the position with a body triangle before going to work on a rear-naked choke attempt. Soriano goes two-on-one on Skelly’s right hand to defend the choke, so Skelly peppers away with his left hand as the round enters its final minute. The frame ends with Soriano rolling over to top position, but he takes a hard elbow from underneath.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Skelly
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Skelly
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Soriano

Round 2

Skelly loops a couple wide hooks around Soriano’s guard before staggering forward and failing on a long takedown attempt. Soriano is finding his mark with left hooks, but his momentum is slowed as Skelly hits him with a knee to the groin in the clinch. Referee Herb Dean pauses the action, then repositions the fighters on the ground, although Skelly scored a takedown after the foul occurred. Skelly takes Soriano’s back with both hooks, but again Soriano is able to control his opponent’s right arm and fend off the RNC. Skelly is getting closer with the choke in the final 90 seconds but still can’t get his arm underneath Soriano’s chin, and the featherweights finish the round resting on the ground.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Skelly
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Skelly
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Skelly

Round 3

Skelly dives for a takedown, can’t get it and stands up looking exhausted. Soriano seems to be the fresher man at the start of the final round as he tags Skelly with a nice body shot, then some elbows as Skelly shoots a single-leg against the fence. Skelly drags his man to the ground and climbs on Soriano’s back once again. Soriano twists around in a body triangle and takes top position, and now Skelly switches to closed guard. A few elbows get through for Soriano as he tries to break Skelly’s posture and inflict some damage midway through the round. Skelly throws up his legs for an armbar, switches to a kneebar and manages to get top position as Soriano defends. Seconds later, Skelly is in back-mount again with a body triangle locked on. Skelly spends the final half minute working for a rear-naked choke but runs out of time.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Skelly (30-27 Skelly)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Skelly (30-27 Skelly)
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Skelly (29-28 Skelly)

The Official Result

Chas Skelly def. Sean Soriano via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Chris Beal vs. Tateki Matsuda

Round 1

Matsuda scores first with an outside thigh kick, then puts another on Beal’s lead leg. Matsuda presses forward to put Beal on the fence, but Beal changes levels for a takedown and Matsuda backs away. Beal hits a takedown away from the fence and frames up an arm-triangle choke as he tries to pass from half guard to side control. A Matsuda thwarts the submission, absorbs a few elbows and gets to his knees, then sweeps to top position. Beal tries a guillotine from underneath, can’t get it, and now Matsuda passes to side control, leaning right to left across Beal’s body. Short, grinding elbows score for Matsuda on top, but Beal is able to buck and scramble to his feet. Back on the feet, referee Mario Yamasaki wants the doctor to have a look at a cut on the outside of Matsuda’s left eye, caused by a Beal elbow strike. Matsuda is cleared to continue, and the action resumes with 1:40 on the clock. Beal catches Matsuda ducking low and hits the Bostonian with a quick pair of uppercuts. Matsuda lands a couple more outside leg kicks but whiffs when he lunges forward with wide punches. A right hand from Matsuda opens a cut on the bridge of Beal’s nose in the closing seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Matsuda
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Matsuda
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Matsuda

Round 2

Matsuda goes back to picking at Beal with outside leg kicks, then backpedals and covers up as Beal pushes forward with a punching combination. Beal hits “Tech” with a knee to the gut as they enter an over-under tie-up which leads nowhere. Both men land hard right crosses in the pocket, and another one from Beal a few seconds later has Matsuda backing up. Matsuda strikes back with a single jab, another leg kick. Beal pulls up short on a three-piece combination. The bantamweights clash arms as both step in with big right hands, and now Beal ducks under a whipping high kick. Beal steps into range and walks into another hard right hand from Matsuda. A pair of punches connect for Beal before he deflects a high kick with his right glove. Matsuda goes to his back foot again, sticks a jab and wraps up Beal for a trip takedown. Matsuda winds up pulling Beal on top of him, but he’s able to move “The Real Deal” from full mount back to guard. Beal is landing heavy shots on top, punches and elbows which further bloody his opponent, while Matsuda squirms underneath.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Beal
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Beal
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Beal

Round 3

Matsuda is finding his mark with some good counter right hands in the opening minute, but he once again botches a takedown and pulls Beal into top position. Beal advances to full mount with 3:40 on the clock and scores with a pair of big right hands before being pushed back to Matsuda’s open guard. Matsuda threatens with an armbar to get out from underneath and now shoots a single-leg on Beal, who hits the switch to regain top position. Halfway through the final round, Beal sits in Matsuda’s guard and buries his face in his opponent’s chest. Beal advances to half guard, then full mount, where he socks Matsuda with a couple heavy right hands. Again, Matsuda is able to kick Beal back to guard. Beal isn’t doing much with top position, but Matsuda is just clinging on from underneath. After eating a few left hands, Matsuda tries to push off the fence with his feet and escape, but Beal is heavy on top. Matsuda finally gets back to his feet with 30 seconds remaining, only to be slammed back to the ground. Matsuda pops up and shoots a single-leg on the fence at the close of the fight.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Beal (29-28 Beal)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Beal (29-28 Beal)
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Beal (29-28 Beal)

The Official Result

Chris Beal def. Tateki Matsuda via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Rafael Natal vs. Chris Camozzi

Round 1

The middleweights trade leg kicks in the opening moments, then Natal goes to the body of Camozzi with a kick before switching from southpaw back to orthodox stance. Ninety seconds in, Natal tags Camozzi with a long left hand, but Camozzi snaps back and hits the Brazilian with a pair of punches and a hard leg kick inside. Natal tries to grab a single-leg, can’t keep hold, and instead hits Camozzi with a right hook to the gut. A right upstairs bloodies the nose of Camozzi, who defends a takedown attempt with his back to the fence. The fighters separate midway through the round. Camozzi ducks under a wide right hand but gets taken down anyway as Natal powers into a big double-leg near the fence. Natal moves to take his kneeling opponent’s back, then stays glued to Camozzi as the American gets back up. Camozzi reverses to take the outside position in the clinch and hits Natal with a few short right hands before breaking off. Camozzi gets the last word in the round with a pair of inside leg kicks.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Natal
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Natal
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Natal

Round 2

Natal opens the round with a pair of low kicks and a right hand to Camozzi’s ribs. Camozzi tries to rush the Brazilian with punches and winds up falling into the fence as Natal circles away. Camozzi is pushing forward now, keeping Natal on his back foot, but it’s Natal scoring with another pair of hard low kicks and a sweeping right. Natal is flat-footed near the fence, allowing Camozzi to lunge into range and clinch up with underhooks. Natal eats an elbow and push-kicks Camozzi away, then catches a kick from the Coloradoan and converts it to a takedown. Camozzi powers back to his feet and turns Natal against the fence, trying for a trip takedown of his own. Natal grabs the fence to defend, drawing a warning from referee Keith Peterson. The middleweights break and meet in the center of the cage, and now it’s Natal diving for another takedown attempt. Camozzi shuts it down, then denies another double-leg and just misses Natal with a knee. Natal leans Camozzi against the fence with 45 seconds left in the round, but Camozzi reverses with an underhook and hits “Sapo” with a pair of elbows upstairs. Camozzi finishes the round slapping Sapo’s cheek with a right high kick.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Natal
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Camozzi
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Camozzi

Round 3

Camozzi is coming forward again in round three, lobbing kicks and punches at Natal’s body while defending shots from the Brazilian. Catching Natal near the fence, Camozzi sticks a couple stiff jabs in Natal’s face before moving back to the clinch. Natal breaks away and misses as he steps into range with a long right hand. Camozzi snuffs out the next takedown attempt and pushes Natal toward the fence with straight punches, then mixes it up with a couple leg kicks. Natal dashes away to his right, circling the outside, and he tries another takedown when Camozzi catches up to him. Camozzi gets pushed against the cage, denies Natal another single-leg and reverses to take outside position in the clinch. Camozzi scores with a high knee in the Thai clinch and releases Natal with 90 seconds remaining. A left kick to the body gets through for Camozzi, then a left straight up top. Natal goes for another clinch on the fence and gets tossed to the ground. As Natal stands, Camozzi is waiting with punches and then another clinch as they enter the final 40 seconds. Referee Peterson breaks them up with 20 ticks on the clock. Camozzi goes after Natal but gets pushed out of range with a front kick, and Camozzi finishes the fight leaping at Natal with a flying knee.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Camozzi (29-28 Natal)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Camozzi (29-28 Camozzi)
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Camozzi (29-28 Camozzi)

The Official Result

Rafael Natal def. Chris Camozzi via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) R3 5:00

Al Iaquinta vs. Rodrigo Damm

Round 1

Damm sends a straight right down the center and then stalks Iaquinta in the southpaw stance. The Brazilian switches back to orthodox, and now it’s Iaquinta on the forward march, grabbing for a single-leg. Damm denies the takedown attempt and moves backward some more as Iaquinta presses forward. It’s a tepid middle of the round, Iaquinta throwing hands and moving forward on the evasive Damm. Inside the final minute, Iaquinta stuffs a takedown and then blasts Damm with a straight right as they stand. Damm keeps moving backward, not offering much as he slides away from Iaquinta’s combinations.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Iaquinta
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Iaquinta
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Iaquinta

Round 2

Iaquinta gets off the best punches of the fight so far with a right straight-left hook combo in the opening minute. Damm continues moving backward, absorbing a left uppercut to the body and a couple outside leg kicks. Another left hook catches Damm in an exchange. The Brazilian is drawing deep breaths as he steps backward, throwing back at Iaquinta with the occassional right hand but eating jabs and counter rights on the way. Iaquinta is sporting a bloody nose while Damm has some redness around his left eye. Damm misses with a triple jab and gets knocked backward with a high kick. Damm tries a single-leg with 20 seconds on the clock and winds up falling to the ground himself.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Iaquinta
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Iaquinta
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Iaquinta

Round 3

It’s more of the same in round three, with Iaquinta pressing forward and Damm moving backward, swinging tired counters to the New Yorker’s combinations. Iaquinta finally catches Damm with a right hand behind the ear that knocks the Brazilian to the ground. Iaquinta wants him back up, but Damm waves him to the ground. Damm finally stands when referee Herb Dean threatens to stop the fight. Iaquinta goes straight after him, and Damm starts swinging wild punches. Damm knocks Iaquinta off balance with a right hand, but Iaquinta recovers quickly to deck Damm with a right hand and a pair of elbows. Damm hits the ground at the base of the fence, and now referee Dean stops the fight.

The Official Result

Al Iaquinta def. Rodrigo Damm via TKO (Punches and Elbows) R3 2:41

John Moraga vs. Justin Scoggins

Round 1

Scoggins pushes Moraga to the outside with high side kicks, then ducks under the first charge from Moraga to double-leg the former title challenger to the ground. Moraga tries a guillotine choke from guard but Scoggins pulls his head free to secure half guard with his arms wrapped around his opponent. Moraga pushes him back to full guard, so Scoggins sits up and drops a couple hard elbows that open a small cut near Moraga’s right eye. Scoggins passes briefly to side control, gets put back in guard where Moraga tries another guillotine. Scoggins passes to side control to break the choke, stands up and turns the corner to take Moraga’s back with one hook. Moraga escapes danger as he explodes to his feet, but a midsection kick from Scoggins knocks him back to the ground in the final 20 seconds.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Scoggins
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Scoggins
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Scoggins

Round 2

Scoggins grazes Moraga with a spinning kick to the body before hitting another takedown in the center of the cage. Moraga grabs another guillotine on his way down and squeezes tight as Scoggins postures up. The choke doesn’t look tighter than the others Moraga tried, but the squeeze from “Chicano John” is tight and forces Scoggins to tap out.

The Official Result

John Moraga def. Justin Scoggins via Submission (Guillotine Choke) R2 0:47

Joe Lauzon vs. Michael Chiesa

Round 1

Lauzon grabs the first kick from Chiesa and uses it to hustle the “Maverick” to the ground. Chiesa gets right back up, Lauzon still stuck to his back, then moving to Chiesa’s front with a waistlock. Lauzon looks for a trip takedown as the lightweights fight on the fence, but Chiesa keeps his balance to reverse and take the outside position. They separate and Chiesa scores with a slapping kick to the body, then one to Lauzon’s lead leg and a straight right hand. Lauzon rushes Chiesa against the fence with a body lock, tries for another trip and then has to defend a trip from Chiesa as they pummel on the outside. Chiesa drives a knee to Lauzon’s chest and throws the Massachusetts native to the canvas, where Chiesa immediately works to secure back control. Lauzon turns over and takes the back of the kneeling Chiesa, who sits up against the fence. Chiesa punches over his shoulder while Lauzon scores with punches and elbows from the rear. With 20 seconds to go, Chiesa explodes to his feet, dashes away and hits Lauzon with a jumping knee and a body kick.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Lauzon
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Lauzon
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Lauzon

Round 2

Chiesa lands a loud body kick and a right hook, then backs up as Lauzon creeps forward. Lauzon stings the “TUF” veteran with a right hand and moves to clinch, but Chiesa turns it around to take the outside position. Chiesa throws a high knee, caught by Lauzon, who turns it into a takedown. Chiesa gets right back up and has to defend against a standing kimura from Lauzon. Back on the feet, Lauzon rips Chiesa’s body with a left hook to the liver and then chases him down with more punches. A knee catches Chiesa leaning over and opens a massive cut on his right eyebrow. Referee Herb Dean calls for the doctor and this one is quickly waved off. Chiesa is furious, but the cut is severe and this one is over.

The Official Result

Joe Lauzon def. Michael Chiesa via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) R2 2:14

Matt Mitrione vs. Derrick Lewis

Round 1

Mitrione presses forward on Lewis in the southpaw stance and drops him with a short right hook that Lewis walks right into. Lewis is on his knees at the base of the fence, trying to recover, but Mitrione is swarming with punches, giving the “Black Beast” no chance. Referee Mario Yamasaki waits until Lewis goes unconscious again and then stops the fight.

The Official Result

Matt Mitrione def. Derrick Lewis via KO (Punches) R1 0:41

Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell

Round 1

Rothwell comes out with a wide stance, inching forward on Overeem, who switches between orthodox and southpaw to deliver a knee to the body and a right uppercut. “The ‘Reem” sends a right hook off Rothwell’s forehead and delivers a kick to his lead knee. Rothwell rocks Overeem with a lead uppercut, but Overeem grabs hold and recovers before releasing the clinch. A left hook taps Overeem’s body, answered by a knee to the gut of Rothwell. A right hook catches Overeem on the temple, and the former Strikeforce champ goes down to his knees. Rothwell pounces and pounds away with more right hands to his dazed opponent until referee Keith Peterson intervenes.

The Official Result

Ben Rothwell def. Alistair Overeem via TKO (Punches) R1 2:19

Ronaldo Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi

Round 1

Herb Dean is the referee for tonight’s middleweight main event, with judges David Ginsberg, Suzanne Sadidad and Willian Roy Silbert scoring at cageside. Mousasi stands flat-footed in front of Souza, who twitches and steps with his lead leg before shooting for a long takedown. Mousasi sidesteps the first attempt but finds himself shoved against the fence with an underhook the next time Souza closes the gap. Jacare hooks Mousasi’s left leg, can’t trip him up, and now the 185ers reach an early stalemate in the clinch. Souza takes a couple elbows to the side of the head before hitting a takedown at the midway point of the round. Mousasi throws a couple right hands from underneath while Souza works to pass to side control. Suddenly, Souza has to stand up and extract himself from a triangle attempt from Mousasi, who nearly catches Jacare with an upkick on the way back to the ground. Souza sits in side control with 30 seconds left in the round, then sits up and forces the Dutchman to defend a kimura to round’s end.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Souza
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Souza
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Souza

Round 2

Mousasi flashes a jab, pops Souza with a short right hand before eating a hard left hook from the Brazilian. Souza explodes forward and finds the left hook again, then a front kick to Mousasi’s chin. Mousasi ties up and puts Souza’s back to the fence, then scores with an uppercut, but Souza changes levels and runs Mousasi to the ground. Mousasi holds Souza in half guard on the ground, so Souza takes hold of his opponent’s right arm and leans across Mousasi’s body to threaten with a kimura. Active off his back with elbows and punches, Mousasi switches to trying to elevate Souza and escape. Souza stays heavy, pushes Mousasi to the fence and stands to sock “The Dreamcatcher” in the mouth with a right hand on the way down. Souza stands to try and pass, dodges a few upkicks and then comes back to cross side control on Mousasi’s left side. With one minute left in the round, Souza commits to the kimura again, now straddling Mousasi’s head and cranking the arm. Mousasi resists and finally frees his arm with about 10 seconds to go.

Sherdog Scores

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Souza
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Souza
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Souza

Round 3

Mousasi sends a right hand down the middle and pops Jacare with a couple jabs in the opening half minute. Souza snaps back with a winging right hand of his own, then comes in to clinch and put Mousasi’s back on the fence. Mousasi walks back to the center of the cage after taking a pair of knees in the clinch. Another left hook from Souza has Mousasi swinging blindly in return and hitting nothing but air. Souza drags Mousasi back to the ground and moves from side control to attempting back mount as his man kneels. Mousasi defends the back-take as he gets back to his feet, now sporting a bad mouse beneath his right eye. With two minutes on the clock, Souza tries a double-leg against the fence. He brings Mousasi to the ground, stands over him to drop some right hands and then comes down to Mousasi’s butterfly guard. With 40 seconds to go and Mousasi sitting up against the cage, Jacare grabs a guillotine and pulls guard to squeeze the choke, forcing Mousasi to tap almost instantly.

The Official Result

Ronaldo Souza def. Gegard Mousasi via Submission (Guillotine Choke) R3 4:30

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