UFC on Versus 2 Results & Live Play-by-Play

Aug 1, 2010
Sherdog.com will report from the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, Calif., at 7:00 p.m. ET with play-by-play and live results of UFC on Versus 2, which is headlined by Jon Jones vs. Vladimir Matyushenko.

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Rob Kimmons vs. Steve Steinbeiss
Round 1
Referee Jason Herzog will oversee this middleweight contest. Steinbeiss opens up the bout with a grazing left hand. Kimmons initiates the clinch and pushes his opponent in to the fence, but Steinbeiss knees the thighs of his opponent. Kimmons circles away and tries to get a single leg. The attempt goes by the wayside as Steinbeiss gets control of the clinch again. With Kimmons pushed into the cage, Steinbeiss lands more to the body and legs. Kimmons manages to push Steibeiss away and the two men are free to exchange. After a few moments the fight find its way back to the clinch with the fighters trading spots against the cage. The round expires. 10-9 Steinbeiss.

Round 2
Herzog starts the second frame and Kimmons immediately starts the round attempting a takedown. Steinbeiss briefly goes down but stands and pushes Kimmons into the fence. Kimmons is able to regain position, forcing Steinbeiss again to fight in the clinch with his back against the fence. It isn't too long before Kimmons gets a takedown but steinbeiss is able to get back to the feet after Kimmons has to pull out of an armbar attempt. On the feet Steinbeiss is starting to throw combinations that are landing. Kimmons again initiates the clinch. From there he is able to lower his elevation and get a double leg takedown that makes the crowd pop as he slams his opponent. Steinbeiss is forced to fight off his back for the last 60 seconds of the round. 10-9 Kimmons.

Round 3
The third frame opens with Steinbeiss launching a jab-uppercut combination that finds the mark. A teep kick lands to the belly of Kimmons. Kimmons clinches and is forced to the ground as Steinbeiss jumps for a flying triangle or armbar. Kimmons is able to capitalize on the failed attempt and tries for a guillotine. However Steinbeiss defends and finds his way. Back to his feet. Kimmons executes another takedown and looks to work from half guard. With 60 seconds remaining in the contest Kimmons is working some short elbows to the face of Steinbeiss. Steinbeiss finds his way to his feet with 15 seconds left but drops to a knee after taking one. The round ends. 10-9 Kimmons.

Official scores: 29-28 across the board for Rob Kimmons, the winner by unanimous decision.

Darren Elkins vs. Charles Oliveira
Round 1
Referee Herb Dean oversees this lightweight attraction. Elkins set the pace with a couple of missed combos. Elkins executes a double-leg takedown. From there, Oilveira goes for a triangle and then switches to an armbar. Elkins is toast as he falls to his back as Oliveira stretches his arm. The tap comes at the 41 second mark.

Through a translator, Oliveira says he was expecting to be taken down: "When I put in the triangle it was already done."

Brian Stann vs. Mike Massenzio
Round 1
Referee John McCarthy over sees this middleweight contest. Massenzio gets a takedown off of a Stann kick. The former WEC champion is able to get back to his feet but again is taken down off of a leg kick. Massenzio is now working from the half guard of Stann. Massenzio then goes to his back and is working a guillotine. Stann is locked in deep but isn't in the full guard of Massenzio. The Marine is able to get his head out and looks to work from top position. Stann raises up to throw punches but nothing of consequence lands on the New Jersey native. Stann stands and allows Massenzio to follow him. In a scramble Massenzio is able to take the back of Stann. The round expires with Massenzio in back mount. 10-9 Massenzio.

Round 2
The second frame starts with Massenzio diving for the legs of Stann. He is able to get a takedown and passes to half guard. Massenzio is working to get to side but cannot and finds himself back in full guard. Massenzio stands and grabs the head of Stann as he tries to stand. Massenzio has another guillotine, but Stann gets his head free. Now on top Stann is looking to work some offense, but Massenzio isn't giving him much space to posture and throw. Stann settles to pepper the body of massenzio. With 15 seconds remaining, Stann does just enough to finish the round on top. 10-9 Massenzio.

Round 3
The final round starts with Stann defending the takedown. In a scramble, Stann has a reverse triangle that Massenzio defends. Back on the feet, Stann rocks his opponent, but Massenzio is able to get a takedown. Massenzio was hurt but now is in top position. Stann attempts a triangle but Massenzio shrugs it off. Massenzio stands and then again executes a takedown. Stann again looks for the triangle and this time it is there. Massenzio is forced to tap at 3:10 of the final round.

"I don't even know if I expected it. I have no one else to thank but Greg Jackson and Roberto Traven and my team," Stann told Joe Rogan in his post-fight interview. "I am ready to take on anyone in this division."

James Irvin vs. Igor Pokrajac
Round 1
Herb Dean oversees this light heavyweight contest. Pokrajac secures a takedown to start the contest, but Irvin reverses the position to get on top. Irvin then loses position for a moment, which allows the Croatian to stand. On the feet the two men throw bombs with Pokrajac getting the best of the exchange. Pokrajac gets a takedown off of a flurry and lands in side control. Irvin turns away and gives his back. Irvin taps at 2:29 after Pokrajac sinks in a rear-naked choke.

DaMarques Johnson vs. Matt Riddle
Round 1
Referee Jason Herzog will oversee this welterweight turned catch weight contest. Johnson paws the jab and catches Riddle in the eye. After a very brief pause Riddle is ready to go. Johnson lands a right low kick to Riddle's thigh. Riddle gets his first takedown of the contest and looks to work for full guard. A Riddle elbow glances the face of Johnson. A moment later, Riddle tries to pass but Johnson gets back to his feet. Riddle bull rushes and gets the action back on the floor. Riddle glances his foe with an elbow and earns half guard. Johnson's hips rise quickly for a submission attempt, but Riddle shrugs him off and lands some strikes from the top position. The round concludes with Riddle in side control. 10-9 Riddle.

Round 2
The middle frame opens with Johnson taking the center of the cage. Riddle lowers his elevation and gets Johnson on the mat again. Riddle postures and lands a few right hands that causes the crowd in the San Diego sports arena to cheer. Riddle gets to side and digs a right knee in to his opponent's ribs. Johnson moves and gets back to half guard. Johnson is able to get to his base and stands. From there he pushes Riddle into the fence and goes for a single leg. In a scramble, Riddle is able to get on top of Johnson and take his back. Riddle stretches Johnson out and reigns down strikes to Johnson's head. Jason Herzog has seen enough punishment and calls the end at 4:29, awarding the TKO victory to Matthew Riddle.

Paul Kelly vs. Jacob Volkmann
Round 1
Big John McCarthy has the job of overseeing this lightweight battle. Volkmann looks uncomfortable on his feet early, but isn't looking for an immediate takedown. The former Golden Gopher even lands a kick to Kelly's thigh. Volkman finally shoots and gets his takedown at the midpoint of the round. He is able to pass Kelly's guard and gets to half where he lands an elbow to the temple. Kelly briefly gets up, but the Minnesotan throws him back down. Kelly gives his back, but Volkmann doesn't sink in hooks. Volkmann takes mount and Kelly gives his back again. Volkmann removes his hooks and looks content to ride rather than work from back mount. A scramble ensues at the end of the round which sees Volkmann go for an armbar . Its not too deep but the round expires. 10-9 Volkmann.

Round 2
Round 2 starts with Volkmann grabbing a Kelly kick for a takedown. Kelly gives his back and Volkmann goes back to the riding position. Kelly rolls to his back and Volkann gets the crucifix position. Kelly frees the isolated arm and gives his back again. In a scramble, Volkmann gets an armbar but fails to finish. The Englishmen escapes and gets on top of his foe. Volkmann now has to work from his back with Kelly trying to strike. Kelly stacks and then stands. With the space, Volkmann shoots a single and gets back on top. Volkmann passe the guard again and takes mount. Kelly gives his back and Volkmann decides to keep his hooks in. Kelly reverses and gets on top. The round expires with Kelly inside of Volkmann's guard. 10-9 Volkmann.

Round 3
The final frame opens with the fighters exchanging until Volkmann shoots in and executes a takedown. Volkmann has to fight off a guillotine attempt and does. In a quick scramble for position, Kelly manages to get on top. Volkmann is comfortable from his back and uses a half butterfly to negate any offense until referee McCarthy stands the men up. Back on the feet it isn't long until Volkmann scores another double leg. On the ground "Christmas" is working from side. Kelly fishes in a leg and gets to half which allows him to stand. With under 90 seconds remaining Kelly senses urgency and lands a hard jumping knee that looked to catch Volkmann flush. The wrestler scored another takedown, which allowed him to finish the round on top. Volkmann was hurt but never out of the fight. 10-9 Volkmann.

All three judges see it 30-27 for Volkmann, the winner by unanimous decision.

Tyson Griffin vs. Takanori Gomi
Round 1
Lots of feints from both fighters early on. Gomi lands a straight left to the body. Griffin opens up with his hands and connects with the shoulder. Gomi paws out his jab and goes again to the body. Griffin is tight in the pocket and Gomi drops him flat with a right hook on the chin. Gomi hops on his back and swarms with punches until referee Jason Herzog pulls him off at 1:04 of the opening frame. Impressive knockout from Takanori Gomi.

John Howard vs. Jake Ellenberger
Round 1
Ellenberger comes out firing and Howard backs him off with a right-hand haymaker that is partially blocked. Ellenberger clinches and attempts to trip Howard to the canvas, but fails. Howard scores a knee to the head from the clinch and both fighters trade short punches to the body. Ellenberger connects with two solid left knees to the body. Referee Herb Dean asks for action as the crowd begins to boo the clinchwork against the fencing. Dean separates them with three minutes remaining in the round. Howard steps forward with guns blazing, but Ellenberger defends and secures a powerful double-leg takedown. Ellenberger works from the top in his opponent’s closed guard. Howard briefly grabs the fence to advance his position, but Ellenberger has none of it. Howard is now using a butterfly guard while controlling the right wrist. Dean stands the fighters. Ellenberger falls short on a front kick and Howard connects with a low kick. Ellenberger lands a stiff jab and scores another takedown. Ellenberger gets to half guard and connects with an elbow before the horn sounds.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Ellenberger
Tomas Rios scores the round 10-9 Ellenberger
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Ellenberger

Round 2
Ellenberger blocks a headkick and gets hit with a right hand. Ellenberger escapes danger by scoring a much-needed takedown. Howard briefly looks for a triangle, and Ellenberger escapes and passes to half guard. Two short, dragging elbows graze the face of Howard. Another elbow finds its target before Howard is able to get to full guard. Ellenberger is using a can opener to set up windows to strike the face. Howard explodes to get to his feet, but Ellenberger stuffs it and lands a hard right hand. Howard’s left eye is showing signs of abuse. Howard gets to his feet and starts to beat Ellenberger up against the cage with wild punches and a knee to the chin. A winging-right hook lands for Howard and Ellenberger gets a fast double. Ellenberger goes right back to work on the left eye with right elbows. The eye appears to be swollen shut. Ellenberger moves to half guard and lands left hands as time runs out.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Ellenberger
Tomas Rios scores the round 10-9 Ellenberger
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Ellenberger

Round 3
Howard’s eye looks terrible to start round three, and he senses the urgency. Howard lands a flying knee and jumps all over Ellenberger early with punches, but the fighter with the lead weathers the storm. Ellenberger jabs and patiently looks for an opening while he circles away from Howard’s right hand. Ellenberger wastes no more time and connects with a right hand and a fast shot that gets him back on top in his opponent’s guard. Ellenberger lands right hands to the body and then connects again to the left eye with an elbow. Ellenberger goes to work with his left hand and Dean calls time to have Howard’s eye checked. The fight is over after the doctor checks the swelling. The official time of the stoppage is 2:21, giving Jake Ellenberger the TKO victory.

Mark Munoz vs. Yushin Okami
Round 1
Munoz lands an overhand right after a long feeling-out process that spans 45 seconds. Okami chases Munoz around the Octagon and has a right hook partially blocked. Okami lands a straight left and sizes up another that misses. Munoz retreats from the fence and whiffs a head kick. Munoz reaches for a double instead of dropping levels, and Okami easily defends the last attempt. Munoz lands a sneaky takedown and Okami immediately stands. Munoz presses his foe into the cage while kneeing the right thigh. Munoz works for a single and Okami defends with an underhook. Okami gets off the cage with a right hook. Munoz shoots a single and Okami easily defends it.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Okami
Tomas Rios scores the round 10-9 Okami
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Okami

Round 2
Okami backs Munoz up to the fence and unloads a punching combo that falls just short. Okami lands a kick to the body and shoots a single that Okami sprawls on. Munoz releases and steps forward with a sloppy fury of hooks from both hands that miss by a foot. Okami briefly clinches and Munoz pushes him off. Munoz blasts Okami with a left hook and the Japanese fighter collapses. Munoz rushes in and Okami puts him on his back. Munoz scrambles and gets to his feet, where he peppers the retreating fighter along the cage with punches. Munoz shoots a single on the right leg and Okami stuffs the takedown and his opponent’s momentum in one swoop. Munoz is fighting for the single as Okami pushes the head down to defend. Munoz tries to pick the left ankle and Okami continues to stay upward. Okami works for a standing kimura in the round’s closing moments, and Munoz trips him to the floor.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Munoz
Tomas Rios scores the round 10-10
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Munoz

Round 3
Okami turns up the temperature to start the final frame. He rushes forward and unloads his hands as Munoz is trapped against the fence. A right hook buckles the knees and Munoz fires back and then shoots. Okami defends and both fighters are back on their feet. Munoz drops for another single and Okami hops free. Munoz steps forward with his hands down and Okami lands a clean right hand directly on the chin. Munoz stumbles to his back and scrambles for another single that Okami has none of. Munoz is bleeding from a small cut below his right eye. Munoz misses a spinning-back fist and then connects with a right hand before failing on yet another single. Okami pushes the head down and throws short right hands that pepper the head of Munoz. Referee “Big” John McCarthy warns Okami for hitting the back of the head with 10 seconds left in the bout.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Okami (29-28 Okami)
Tomas Rios scores the round 10-9 Okami (30-28 Okami)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Okami (29-28 Okami)

Official scores:
29-28 Okami
29-28 Munoz
29-28 Okami

Yushin Okami takes the split decision.

Jon Jones vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
Round 1
Matyushenko glances a left hook off the head and Jones retaliates with a low kick. A spinning-back kick lands for Jones and then he trips Matyushenko to the floor. Matyushenko works on the right arm from his back and Jones passes to side control. Jones gets a crucifix and then lands 10 straight elbows to the head. Referee Herb Dean steps in to call it and Matyshenko doesn’t complain. Impressive victory for Jon Jones. The official time is 1:52 of round one.
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