UFC on FX ‘Guillard vs. Miller’ Results and Play-by-Play

Jan 20, 2012
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Nick Denis vs. Joseph Sandoval

Round 1
Denis comes out with hooks, throwing lead lefts and power rights all over Sandoval. Sandoval tries to clinch up, and Denis gets the collar tie. The Canadian unloads four vicious right elbows to the temple, crumbling Sandoval as Denis' fifth elbow whizzes over his foe's falling head. Sandoval is toast and Josh Rosenthal steps in, halting the bout in just 22 seconds. Sensational UFC debut by Nick Denis.

Daniel Pineda vs. Pat Schilling

Round 1
Pineda throws a double jab and follows with a low kick, but clashes shins with Schilling. Pineda returns with powerful hooks, and Schilling is on his heels. Pineda clinches and slams Schilling to the ground, moving into mount in the blink of an eye. Schilling is getting tooled now, rolling to his belly and getting smashed with right hands from Pineda. The Minnesotan gets to his feet with Pineda riding his back. Pineda immediately locks up a rear-naked choke, and Schilling walks to the fence before collapsing in defeat to the choke. The tap comes at 1:37 of the first round for the victorious Daniel Pineda.

Fabricio Camoes vs. Tom Hayden

Round 1
The southpaw Hayden paws with his jab while kicking low. Camoes throws a wild overhand that Hayden slips by. A Camoes' shot is blocked by Hayden, who goes for one of his own in the ensuing scrambling, getting a rear waistlock. As they drop to the mat, “Morango” tries to get a belly-to-back kimura, but Hayden pulls out and stands up. Hayden jabs inside and eats a knee from the Brazilian, but powers through for a takedown into guard. However, the Ohioan chooses to stand right back up. Camoes shoots a low single, and Hayden tries to counter to take his back. Camoes tries to sit out and reverse matters, but Hayden escapes and takes top. As soon as Hayden sets up on top, Camoes gets an omoplata. As Hayden pulls out, Camoes trips him and gets top position. “Morango” is all over him, as Hayden tries to kick Camoes away from butterfly guard. As Hayden scrambles, Camoes gets his back and sinks his hooks in, instantly pursuing the choke. Hayden tries to fight it, but when his foe goes palm-to-palm to finish the choke, it's a wrap. The tap comes at 4:03 of the first round.

Charlie Brenneman vs. Daniel Roberts

Round 1
Brenneman sneaks a quick right in on the quickly advancing southpaw. Roberts lands a hard left, but Brenneman power doubles him to the canvas. Brennenman moves into side control, but “Ninja” gets half guard back. Roberts reaches over Brenneman's neck and looks for a guillotine for a moment, but relents. Brenneman controls his opponent, and tries to free his left leg to pass the half guard. “The Spaniard” finally slips his leg free and get to side control. He doesn't stop there, instantly moving to the top crucifix, and punching away with rights on the trapped Roberts. After 30 seconds of getting peppered, Roberts gets his arm free from between Brenneman's legs, and gets half guard back. Brenneman gets back to side control, but Roberts stops his attempts to get knee-on-belly. Brenneman continues to pepper Roberts with short shots on top, driving him into the fence as he tries to shrimp away. With 10 seconds to, Roberts gets to his feet, only to get slammed to the mat from the rear waistlock by Brenneman. They end the round caught awkwardly on their backs against the fence.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Brenneman
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Brenneman
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Brenneman

Round 2
Brenneman opens with another takedown, as Roberts attempts to counter with a guillotine, but the New Jersey native passes to the far side and gets to half guard. Brenneman controls Roberts' posture, passing to side control once more and seeking the top crucifix. Brenneman lands a few salvos of rights, but can't quite trap Roberts. A third crucifix attempt gives Brenneman more control, as he uses his right instep to pin Roberts' bicep while punching. Roberts finally escapes and gets back to guard, where he instantly pursues rubber guard and looks for an omoplata. Roberts can't get close to the omoplata, but he locks down his position, stalemating Brenneman and forcing Herb Dean to stand them up. Brenneman closes in fast on the restart, getting in on a single-leg takedown. Roberts elbows away while framing up a kimura on Brenneman who continues to push the takedown. Roberts scissors around Brenneman's body, and is looking for an armbar over the top, or a reverse triangle. Brenneman tries to posture up, and Roberts locks up a reverse triangle that “The Spaniard” sweats out for the final moments of the fight.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Brennneman
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Brenneman
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Brenneman

Round 3
Brenneman jabs his way into the clinch, and quickly gets an outside trip from the bodylock, straight into side control. Brenneman chips away with short right hands and digs a few knees into Roberts' body. Roberts trying hard to defend Brenneman's crucifix now, keeping his left arm well off the mat. Brenneman continues punching away with his right hand and kneeing “Ninja” to the ribs. At the halfway part of the round, Roberts regains full guard but referee Herb Dean quickly stands them back up. Roberts fakes a left and shoots a double-leg, but Brenneman easily defends. Brenneman grabs a front headlock and tries to turn the corner to the back, but Roberts bails and flops to his back. Roberts turns to look for an attack on Brenneman's right arm, but Brenneman attempts to counter with a hammerlock behind Roberts' back, a la Ryan Schultz on Chris Horodecki. Roberts extricates his arm, and turns to attack Brenneman's left arm. Brenneman clears to side control, but with 10 seconds left, Roberts cranks a kimura from the bottom. Brenneman bases up to relieve some of the torque and holds on until the final horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Brenneman (30-27 Brenneman)
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Brenneman (30-27 Brenneman)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Brenneman (30-27 Brenneman)

Official result: The judges score the bout 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28, all for the winner by unanimous decision, Charlie Brenneman.

Kamal Shalorus vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Round 1
Shalorus closes the distance and wings away on Nurmagomedov, but the Dagestan product stops the takedown and collapses into top position for a minute. Shalorus gets back to his feet and clinches, driving knees into his foe's body. Left head kick by the orthodox Shalorus is blocked by Nurmagomedov. Shalorus continues to wing his left hook, just glancing the constantly circling Nurmagomedov. “The Eagle” lands his best punch with a short left, but Shalorus continues to press forward. The Iranian digs to the body with a cross and Nurmagomedov shoots, but Shalorus stuffs it. When he gets back to his feet, Nurmagomedov pops up and flattens him to the canvas with a wild left hook as he stands. Nurmagomedov is all over his man, pounding him as Shalorus looks for a desperate takedown. Referee Mario Yamasaki looks on, but shows strong judgment in letting Shalorus fight on. Magomedov tries to get Shalorus' back, but “The Prince of Persia” escapes, and they resume standing. Shalorus isn't fazed by the knockdown, and resumes throwing powerful, flailing hooks with his foe. Each man gives as good as he gets in the waning moments, and they glance one another with winging shots until the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Nurmagomedov
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Nurmagomedov
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Nurmagomedov


Round 2
Shalorus opens up with more wild right hooks, but finds himself surprised by a takedown from Nurmagomedov. From full guard, Nurmagomedov postures up and jacks some right hands into Shalorus' face. However, his pace doesn't please Mario Yamasaki, and the lightweights are stood up with three minutes to go in the second frame. Nurmagomedov wings a right hand that misses, but comes underneath with a double-leg that puts Shalorus on the ground. Nurmagomedov moves into side control quickly, but steps back into half guard. Nurmagomedov tries to jump across to side control on the other side, but can only get to half guard before Shalorus tries to scramble up. Nurmagomedov shuts him down and reassumes top position. Nurmagomedov chips away, but Yamasaki stands them up once more with one minute to go. Once reset, it is Shalorus moving forward, but his right hand can't find its target. Nurmagomedov feints a flying knee, but lands wide. The first two parts of a three-punch combo miss, but Nurmagomedov tags Shalorus with a long uppercut before the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Nurmagomedov
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Nurmagomedov
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Nurmagomedov


Round 3
A wild uppercut from Nurmagomedov misses, and then a wild right hook from Shalorus misses. More than anything, the fight has been an exhibition of missing haymakers. Nurmagomedov leaps into a Shalorus left hook, but undeterred, goes for another takedown. Nurmagomedov gets in on a single-leg, but Shalorus locks up an arm-in guillotine. Nurmagomedov pops his head out and he sets up shop in top position once more, quickly moving to side control then to mount. Shalorus turns his back, but only gets halfway before Nurmagomedov locks on a rear-naked choke. Shalorus is stuck, and is forced to tap out after a brief struggle. Khabib Nurmagomedov wins his UFC debut at 2:08 of the third round.

Jorge Rivera vs. Eric Schafer

Round 1
Schafer tries to move to the clinch quickly, but Rivera steps back and looks to counter with his right hand. Schafer is determined, and gets Rivera to the ground from the bodylock. Schafer ends up on top in quarter guard, nearing a quick pass on Rivera. However, “Red” instead smoothly goes to side control on the other side. Rivera doesn't let him set up in side, however, getting half guard back and trying to stop Schafer from landing short elbows. Rivera moves to butterfly guard and uses an overhook to escape to his feet. Schafer pressures him and looks for a single-leg takedown along the fence, but Rivera breaks his grip. Schafer partially elevates the Milford, Mass., native and lands in side control. Schafer posts on Rivera's face, and cracks down with short elbows. Rivera looks for double butterfly guard again to try to get back to his feet, but Schafer shuts him down, and gets busy on top with his most powerful punches thus far. Rivera continues to try to stand, scooting to the fence, but Schafer continues to control his posture. As Rivera tries to wallwalk, Schafer threatens to take his back, so Rivera falls to his back. Rivera is able to scramble and get to top with less than 20 seconds to fight in the round, but winds up in a Schafer omoplata at the bell.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Schafer
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Schafer
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Schafer


Round 2
Rivera stalks Schafer to start the second, but Schafer drops levels and gets in on another single. Rivera defends this one much more valiantly, pushing Schafer's head down and limplegging out. As Schafer gets desperate, Rivera yanks his foot free, and dives into top position. Rivera pins Schafer's head and is just punishing him with punches. “Red” is bleeding from the nose, and he's in trouble already. Schafer looks tired and compromised as Rivera continues to post on his head and smash him right rights. Schafer finally turtles up, and Herb Dean warns him to fight back. Schafer stays turtled along the fence, and takes punches until the bout is halted. Jorge Rivera, in what he has announced as his retirement bout, is the winner by knockout at 1:31 of the second round.

Christian Morecraft vs. Pat Barry

Round 1
Morecraft jabbing and throwing the right cross to begin, but Barry is blocking it easily. Barry leg kicks, but Morecraft catches his leg and trips him up. Morecraft bulls his way straight into the full mount just 40 seconds into the bout. Barry is trying to belly down, but Morecraft's partial choke attempt is preventing it. Barry is able to get free and escape to his feet. On the restart, Barry lands a stiff jab and a low kick on Morecraft, snapping his head back. Another hard low kick lands for Barry. Morecraft closes the distance and looks for a takedown, and the diminutive Barry looks for a guillotine. However, he ends up on bottom again, and Morecraft passes to mount. Barry rolls again, and Morecraft passes over his back and locks up an armbar. Barry answers perfectly, stepping over Morecraft's legs and spinning free. Back on the feet, a Barry head kick is mostly blocked by Morecraft. Morecraft throws a lead hook, and Barry slips it, ripping him with a left hook. Morecraft stumbles to the mat, and Barry dives in with a barrage to seal the deal. Two final crushing right hands leaving Herb Dean no choice but to intervene at 3:38 of the first round.

Jared Papazian vs. Mike Easton

Round 1
The fight begins with wild swinging from both bantamweights inside the clinch, pounding away with short hooks. Easton rams Papazian into the cage as Papazian looks for wrist control while Easton drives knees into his thighs. Papazian and Easton take turns pummeling and putting the other on the fence, jockeying for position and launching knees. Mario Yamasaki separates them with three minutes to fight in the round. A Papazian right hook is blocked by Easton. The bantamweights trade leg kicks. With a minute to fight, they finally exchange wild hooks. Neither man lands firm, but Easton lands a knee on the exit. A spinning back kick glances for Easton, and he follows with a lead left hook. Easton is cutting Papazian off and landing sparse shots. The round ends as it began, with both men throwing heavy hooks and uppercuts in the clinch, hockey fight-style.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Easton
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Easton
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-10

Round 2
A two-hook combo for Papazian begins the second round, but Easton responds with a heavy left hook of his own. The same dynamic remains, as Easton circles to his left, then his right, cutting off Papazian and keeping his back on the fence. More quick punching exchanges ignite with neither man landing hard until Easton cracks Papazian and closes with a jab. The former KOTC champ runs Easton into the fence once more. Both men trade knees to the guts inside until the crowd starts to boo, and Mario Yamasaki separates them just past the halfway mark of round two. Easton looks for a right, and Papazian tags him with a two-piece and a spinning back kick for good measure. Easton clinches now, and Papazian puts his back on the fence once more. Easton bulls forward with an inner reap, putting Papazian on the mat, but he regains his feet with 30 seconds to go in the round. Easton lands a hard knee to the body before they disengage. A right cross and right hook land for Easton, prompting an unsuccessful Papazian shot at the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Easton
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Easton
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Easton

Round 3
More heavy hooks fly to begin round three, each man giving as hard as he gets. Easton punctuates with a low kick, and Papazian lands a right hook. They quickly find themselves clinches along the fence once more. Mario Yamasaki breaks them just as Papazian takes a low knee to the groin. “The Jackhammer” takes just a brief second before restarting. As Easton stalks Papazian to the cage, he unloads a heavy right hook that puts him on his heels for a second. A second is all it lasts, as Papazian steps into the phone booth, and it's another festival of short, heavy hooks inside. In the short flurries, Papazian lands more, but it is Easton's power that marks the exchanges. Papazian initiates another clinch along the fence, but Easton shrugs him off, and walks him down again. One-two-outside low kick is Easton's attack. Both men now trade a one-two-outside low kick combo. Papazian digs to the body and tries to follow with a knee, but Easton shoves him to the ground, and cracks him with a right on his way up. Papazian stumbles into another clinch, trying to control Easton along the fence and get a respite. In the last 20 seconds, Papazian turns into a punching machine, throwing hook after hook. He mixes in a right uppercut that snaps Easton's head back for a moment just before the horn. Entertaining contest.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Papazian (29-28 Easton)
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Papazian (29-28 Papazian)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Easton (30-28 Easton)

Official result: The official scores are 30-27, 29-28 and 29-29 for the winner by majority decision, Mike Easton.



Duane Ludwig vs. Josh Neer

Round 1
Neer tries to close the distance quickly, but as he charges in, the backpedaling Ludwig is able to land clean right crosses. Neer gets the fight into the clinch, but Ludwig thwarts his trip attempt, and lands a knee on the break. Neer lands a jab of his own, but Ludwig grabs the clinch and hits him with a row of knees. The pattern is repeating now, as Neer continues to rush forward, eating knees and right hands in pursuit of the takedown. Neer gets one of Ludwig's legs off the ground, and gets Ludwig to the floor. “Bang” kicks Neer away, but he exposes his neck, and Neer jumps a quick guillotine, getting his elbow high and finishing with the C-grip. There is no tap; Neer tells referee Josh Rosenthal that Ludwig is out, and he stops the bout, rescuing the unconscious “Bang” at 3:04 of the first round.

Melvin Guillard vs. Jim Miller

Round 1
Guillard misses a flying knee in the opening moments, but finds more success with a left hook that drops Miller to the seat of his pants. Guillard tries to follow up, but Miller searches for a single-leg which Guillard defends. Miller uses the scramble to get back to his feet. Miller connects with a right hand counter that backs Guillard up to the fence. Guillard then charges forward with a knee and is swiftly taken down to the canvas. Guillard scrambles up, but Miller takes his back standing and immediately looks for the rear-naked choke. His choking arm is already in position, so when he cinches is up and sucks Guillard to the ground, it's a no-brainer. Guillard taps out at 2:04 of the first round.

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