UFC on Fuel TV 5 Results: ‘Struve vs. Miocic’ Play-by-Play & Updates

Sep 29, 2012

UFC on Fuel TV 5 Fight Card


Sherdog.com will report the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England, at approximately 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT with play-by-play and live results of UFC on Fuel TV 5, which is headlined by a heavyweight duel pitting Stefan Struve against Stipe Miocic.

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Jason Young vs. Robbie Peralta

Round 1
Peralta moves Young toward the cage and unloads with a flurry of hooks. A right hand blasts Young’s ribs and, seconds later, another right hits his chin. Young hits the floor and the standing Peralta blasts him with another series of punches that turn out the Englishman’s lights. Referee Marc Goddard steps in to wave it off after just 23 seconds, a brutal knockout win for Robbie Peralta.

Gunnar Nelson vs. DaMarques Johnson

Round 1
Nelson comes out in a wide karate stance, hands low in southpaw, and flicks a high kick at Johnson’s head before switching stance. He closes the distance, grabs hold of Johnson and trips him to the ground at the base of the fence. Nelson works from half-guard on the left side and Johnson catches him in an omoplata. As Nelson tries to flip over the top, Johnson grabs for a foot, but Nelson squirms out. Soon after extracting his arm, Nelson leaps into full mount and Johnson gives up his back. Nelson works for a rear-naked choke with both hooks in but can’t get his forearm under Johnson’s chin. Nelson switches to a body triangle and goes for the choke again, and this time it’s deep. Gunnar Nelson gets the submission win in his UFC debut, as DaMarques Johnson taps out at 3:34 of the first round.

Tom Watson vs. Brad Tavares

Round 1
Watson pops Tavares with a right hand, but Tavares presses the action into the fence and drags his man down. Watson is quick to get back to his feet and Tavares soon gives up the clinch. The middleweights dip in and out of the pocket, throwing mostly blocked punches. Watson backs Tavares away with a pair of body kicks, but Tavares responds with a crisp combination to the head. Watson knees Tavares low, but Tavares quickly recovers from the cup shot and their back to action. Tavares still throwing tight combos, but Watson closes the gap and shoves the American into the fence, grinding and dirty-boxing on the cage. They split and Tavares ducks a punch, grabbing underhooks and easily taking down Watson. Again, Watson won’t stay on the ground long, but he catches Tavares with another low blow -- a kick this time, with about 20 seconds left in the round -- when they get back up. Ref Leon Roberts warns Watson that he’ll be docked a point if it happens again.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Tavares
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Tavares
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Tavares

Round 2
Watson once again uses kicks to punish the body and arms of Tavares, who continues throwing combos and again closes the gap. Tavares slows the pace with underhooks, then trying for a single-leg on the cage, but Watson denies the takedown attempt and escapes. Watson lands a good knee up the middle after they break and Tavares gives him a sharp combination in return. Watson kicks to the liver, loops around the side with a left hook and kicks at Tavares’ legs. Watson’s hooks are finding their marks now, while Tavares is whiffing on counter uppercuts. Tavares pumps his jab and then hits another takedown, this time leaping onto Watson’s back with more than a minute remaining. After 30 seconds of trying for a rear-naked choke, Tavares postures up and nearly gets shaken off. He readjusts as Watson tries to stand and finishes the round working for the choke.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Tavares
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Tavares
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Tavares

Round 3
Tavares works his jab and lands a big right hand before denying a takedown attempt. He takes the back of Watson standing and pulls the Englishman to the ground. Watson grabs for a kimura and the pair scramble back up, only for Tavares to score another takedown moments later. Tavares pins Watson on the fence, but Watson is able to stand. When he does, ref Roberts calls for time to have a piece of tape cut from Watson’s glove. Watson gets Tavares on his knees when they resume and tries to punish with heavy punches on the ground. Tavares avoids any major damage and gets back up, and the middleweights trade hard shots in the clinch. Tavares dives on a leg and holds Watson against the fence with a minute remaining. Watson thinks kimura, then grabs at Tavares’ back leg, but he looks stuck on the fence. With seconds left, Watson esacapes to drill Tavares with a hook and a knee. Tavares doesn’t budge and the men are still throwing at the final horn. This one goes to the scorecards.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Tavares (30-27 Tavares)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Tavares (30-27 Tavares)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Tavares (30-27 Tavares)

Official result: One judge scores the bout 30-27 Tavares, while a second sees it 29-28 for Watson. The third judge scores the bout 29-28 for the winner by split decision, Brad Tavares.

Andy Ogle vs. Akira Corassani

Round 1
Slow opening minute as both men test the range with leg kicks and punches. Corassani lands a nice right hand, but Ogle gives him a shot in return that sends the Swede to the canvas. Ogle lets him back up and they continue to circle. Corassani hits the deck again after a big left hand from Ogle connects. This time, Ogle gives chase, but Corassani gets back up and drills Ogle’s ribs with uppercuts before disengaging. Corassani is cut on the left side of his face while Ogle has a large mouse swelling on his forehead. Corassani slaps with a spinning kick, then sends Ogle reeling with a big right hand. Ogle seems dazed as he circles, with Corassani walking him down and throwing the right again. Ogle wants to clinch up but Corassani gets out. Ogle finishes the round circling the perimeter with Corassani stalking him.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Ogle
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Corassani
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Corassani

Round 2
Ogle is throwing wide punches, trying to take off Corassani’s head while Akira counters. Ref Marc Goddard warns both men to watch their low kicks after some grazing of the cups. Ogle pops Corassani with a short left-overhand right and steps out of the way of a hook kick. Ogle has his next volley countered and he flounders on a weak takedown attempt. Ogle is back to circling the outside and Corassani catches up with him to deliver a nice combo inside. Wild, winging punches from Ogle now; Corassani replies with hooks. Ogle times a punch, ducks under and wraps up Corassani’s legs for a takedown with about 80 seconds to go. Ogle holds Corassani on the ground, threatening with a loose headlock against the fence. Corassani gets to a knee and Ogle tightens up the guillotine a bit, making Corassani pause. Just before the horn, Ogle lets go and swarms Corassani with a combination. The horn sounds and Corassani throws a right hand a split-second later, dropping Ogle. Referee Goddard doesn’t call it foul, Ogle hops up and the fighters go back to their corners.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Corassani
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Corassani
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Corassani

Round 3
Corassani gives chase early in the round and sends Ogle to the ground with a kick to the body, but Ogle scrambles and traps Corassani’s right arm. Corassani goes to his knees, his right arm still in Ogle’s control, and Ogle punishes him with punches and elbows from the kneeling crucifix position. The elbows are particularly brutal and they’ve cut Corassani up around the outside of his left eye. Corassani tries to roll and escape, but has nowhere to go with Ogle holding him up against the fence. It’s back to the judges’ scorecards for what should be a very tight decision.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Ogle (29-28 Ogle)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Ogle (29-28 Corassani)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Ogle (29-28 Corassani)

Official result: One judge scores the bout 29-28 for Corassani, while a second sees it 30-27 for Ogle. The third judge scores the bout 29-28 for the winner by split decision, Akira Corassani.

Jimi Manuwa vs. Kyle Kingsbury

Round 1
Kingsbury ducks under a punch and drives Manuwa to the ground in the first 30 seconds of this 205-pound bout. Manuwa digs an underhook and waits underneath as he tries to extract his head from a loose guillotine. They’re still working at the two-minute mark, only now Kingsbury has switched his grip to a brabo choke. Manuwa waits until Kingsbury releases the choke and explodes to his feet. Kingsbury rushes for another takedown, but Manuwa gets double underhooks this time and punishes Kingsbury’s body with knees. Manuwa lands a big left hook as they split, walks Kingsbury into the fence and blasts the body. A right hook lands behinds Kingsbury’s ear and he flops to the ground. Manuwa stands over him for a moment, then asks ref Leon Roberts for a standup. Manuwa is just blasting Kingsbury’s head and body with punches, the left hook finding the American’s chin over and over. Kingsbury somehow stays standing as he takes a kick to the face, then vicious follow-up punches to the face and body. This is an assault by Manuwa, who knocks Kingsbury down again and wants him back up. Kingsbury has regained his wits by round’s end, but he was nearly out of it a few times.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-8 Manuwa
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Manuwa
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-8 Manuwa

Round 2
Kingsbury emerges for the second round with his left eye almost completely swollen shut. He takes a punch from Manuwa on the way in and secure another early takedown. Manuwa escapes out the backdoor but gets clinched against the fence, where Kingsbury scores with knees to the body. Manuwa shoves Kingsbury away and goes back to throwing big lead uppercuts. Kingsbury quickly closes the distance again, but this time Manuwa is ready and blasts Kingsbury with knees in the clinch. Manuwa turns a sprawl into a Peruvian necktie attempt, but Kingsbury easily escapes. Kingsbury hits a takedown with a minute left in the round and quickly passes to side control. Kingsbury isn’t doing much damage but is throwing shot elbows from cross-side control.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Kingsbury
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Kingsbury
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-10

Official result: Even after being worked on by his cutman, Kyle Kingsbury is unable to see out of his swollen-shut left eye. As such, the doctor advises ref Leon Roberts to wave this one off, and Jimi Manuwa gets the TKO win due to doctor stoppage after two rounds.

Che Mills vs. Duane Ludwig

Round 1
Mills hits an early takedown and quickly moves to side control. Ludwig scrambles back up, eats a knee and goes to his back again, now sporting a cut underneath his right eye. Good, wide base from Mills as he leans from left to right on Ludwig and drops short elbows. Ludwig gets Mills in his guard, throws his legs up for an armbar but can’t get it. They clinch on the fence and Ludwig falls awkwardly to the ground, pointing at his left leg. Referee Herb Dean waves this one off, as Ludwig appears to have blown out his knee. Mills waits by his fallen opponent to help Ludwig up and onto his stool. It’s an anticlimactic TKO win for Che Mills at 2:28 of round one.

John Hathaway vs. John Maguire

Round 1
Leg kicks are exchanged early between the welterweights, then the rangy Hathaway goes high and is blocked. Hathaway is pressing the action, trying to score with knees inside while Maguire steps backward. Hathaway kicks at Maguire’s body and paws with wide punches but Maguire is staying on the outside. Hathaway trips Maguire down with a single-leg, but Maguire grabs hold of Hathaway’s arm and throws him over the top. They get back to their feet and Maguire scores with a few punches inside before dropping levels for a takedown try against the fence. Hathaway turns him around and avoids the takedown to finish the round standing.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Hathaway
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-10
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Hathaway

Round 2
Hathaway leaps inside with a knee and a hook, grabs hold of Maguire and pulls him to the canvas at the base of the fence. He’s stalled out in Maguire’s half-guard, peppering with short punches. Hathaway stands and tries to pass, but winds up coming down again in Maguire’s open guard. Short hammerfists from half-guard now as Hathaway tries to pass. Maguire looks spent on the bottom as Hathaway continues to grind away, then stands, kicks at the legs and comes down again. Hathaway lands some more shots from side control before the end of the round.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Hathaway
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Hathaway
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Hathaway

Round 3
Hathaway continues using his range to control the pace and distance in the fight. Long punches, kicks and flying knees are the order of the day, and Maguire seems to have no answer. Finally, with 90 seconds remaining in the bout, Maguire grabs hold of a single-leg and spins Hathaway to the ground. Maguire lands in side control on Hathaway’s right side and drops short elbows on his countryman’s face. Hathaway swings his hips around and puts Maguire in his full guard with 30 seconds to go. Hathaway keeps busy with punches from his back and attempts a late armbar, forcing Maguire to stand and allowing Hathaway to pop him with an upkick.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Hathaway (30-27 Hathaway)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Hathaway (30-28 Hathaway)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Hathaway (30-27 Hathaway)

Official result: All three judges score the bout 30-27 for the winner by unanimous decision, John Hathaway.

Paul Sass vs. Matt Wiman

Round 1
Wiman throws a low kick and gets taken down immediately. Sass scoots the American toward the fence and drops a heavy elbow from Wiman’s open guard. Wiman reverses and nearly mounts Sass, but Sass gets a leg in between them and forces Wiman to step out with a kimura. Sass pulls Wiman back down on top of him, then sweeps on top and nearly gets caught in a triangle. Wiman loses the triangle and Sass makes him pay with some heavy punches from the standing position. Wiman catches an arm and Sass is forced to defend. Wiman switches from the farside to the nearside arm and stretches out the armbar. Sass is on his back with nowhere to go, and the submission specialist is forced to tap out. Matt Wiman gets the submission win at 3:48 of the opening round.

Brad Pickett vs. Yves Jabouin

Round 1
Pickett takes the center of the cage while Jabouin works around the outside. Seconds into the fight, Jabouin sticks Pickett with a finger in the eye. Thankfully, Pickett seems to be fine and is ready to resume after just a few seconds. Pickett scores with a body punch and a slapping low kick as he chases Jabouin around the perimeter. Jabouin comes back with some sharp kicks to the face and body. Pickett is still throwing hard but Jabouin is beginning to pick him apart with counters. Hooks, body blows and knees land for Jabouin but Pickett keeps coming. A punch from Pickett catches Jabouin off guard and sends the Canadian reeling. Jabouin comes right back and the bantamweights continue throwing at a busy pace. Jabouin lands a spinning kick to Pickett’s body which Pickett tries to turn into a takedown, but Jabouin defends well. A lead right uppercut from Pickett sends Jabouin crashing to the canvas and this one is over. Pickett lands two more big punches on the floor before ref Leon Roberts can get between the two. Jabouin is old cold as Pickett does a “Gangnam Style” dance to celebrate. The Nottingham crowd goes wild as “One Punch” Pickett gets the one-punch knockout at 3:40 of the opening round.

Dan Hardy vs. Amir Sadollah

Round 1
Sadollah pushes out from the center of the cage, pawing with his jab and flicking out leg kicks. Kicks to the body of Hardy now as the hometown favorite tries to find his way inside. Hardy pops Sadollah with a nice left hook in an exchange and gives the American a grin. Sadollah gets his left hand through and checks Hardy with an inside leg kick. Hardy lands his left hook again as Sadollah tries to step in and throw a combination. Sadollah wraps Hardy up now and slows the action with by clinching on the fence. Hardy turns him around and releases, then attacks with straight punches. Sadollah tastes them and throws hands in return, causing Hardy to clinch again. More punches in close quarters from Sadollah, and both men hit the floor in the whizzer position at the horn.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Sadollah
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Sadollah
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Sadollah

Round 2
Hardy is scoring with his left hook again, this time on the back end of combinations, as well as mixing in leg kicks when Sadollah is on the outside. Good right hand from Hardy is answered by a right from Sadollah, but the American’s is partially blocked and has less steam behind it. Hardy shoots awkwardly but nonetheless gets underneath Sadollah, lifts him into the air and slams him down. Sadollah quickly works back up to his feet with half the round now gone. Sadollah pushes Hardy into the cage with over-unders, then Hardy reverses and breaks out. Sadollah cracks Hardy with a combination as they disengage. Good right hand from Hardy down the middle before he changes levels and plows Sadollah down again. Sadollah is angling for an armbar as Hardy stacks up and drops sporadic ground-and-pound. Hardy stands and gets out of danger, then scores with a few short elbows before the horn.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Hardy
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Hardy
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Hardy

Round 3
Hardy snipes first in the final round with a left hand, then takes a kick from Sadollah and throws the left again. Another single-leg attempt from Hardy, but this one leads to a clinch against the fence. After taking a few knees to the gut, Sadollah tries to trip Hardy, but Hardy defends well and they break off. Sadollah is bleeding beneath his right eye as he’s bullied into the fence again, now with three minutes to go in the fight. They split again and Sadollah hits the ground after stumbling on an awkward high kick. As he tries to stand, Hardy clips him with a good left hook and takes Sadollah down again. Sadollah is still looking for an armbar from his back but it may be too late in the day. Heavy ground-and-pound from Hardy on top as the final 90 seconds tick away. Sadollah’s cuts open up further as Hardy bashes him with elbows. Sadollah gets to his feet and Hardy takes a step away, then zaps him with an elbow and a left hand.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Hardy (29-28 Hardy)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Hardy (29-28 Hardy)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Hardy (29-28 Hardy)

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

Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic

Round 1
The big men start tentatively, with Struve feeling the range with jabs and Miocic attacking the legs of the “Skyscraper” with low kicks. Miocic ducks inside and attacks the body with punches; Struve replies with some hard inside leg kicks. Miocic’s punches are looking good as he attacks the head and body of Struve in equal measure. Struve tries a flying knee which Miocic sidesteps. He comes back toward Struve with body blows. Struve hits Miocic with a pair of knees to the breadbasket and gets shoved to the ground. Miocic steps away as Struve grabs at his legs, then blasts the lanky Dutchman with a right hand in an exchange. Another good right hand finds Struve’s cheek. Miocic catches a kick, can’t find Struve’s chin with a counterpunch, and instead lets go to attack the body. Struve lands a low kick and takes another body shot from Miocic, who closes the round strong with a pair of hooks to Struve’s cheeks.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Miocic
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Miocic
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Miocic

Round 2
Struve lands a solid kick to the right side of Miocic’s body, but his next kick strays low. Miocic takes a moment to recover and they’re back to business. Miocic is on his back foot, forcing Struve to close the gap and try to land punches. Miocic loops a left hook around Struve’s guard, then attacks the body. Struve lands an uppercut and now it’s Miocic on the run, trying to dodge more uppercuts and hooks from the big man. Struve just misses with a big uppercut, lands the right hook behind it and Miocic circles out. A right hook from Miocic puts Struve off-balance, but only momentarily, and the Skyscraper is soon back to jabbing. Another hard combo from Struve finishes with a right uppercut, but Miocic won’t go down. Miocic’s knee buckles and Struve smells blood, attacking with more uppercuts and short-range punches. Miocic is out on his feet, absorbing punches until ref Herb Dean finally steps in to rescue him from further punishment. Stefan Struve forces the stoppage at 3:50 of the second round.

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