UFC Fight Night 134 ‘Shogun vs. Smith’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Jul 22, 2018


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Pingyuan Liu vs. Damian Stasiak

Round 1

Liu presses out from the center, catching a kick and holding on to Stasiak's foot as he runs the Pole backward to the fence. Stasiak eats an elbow as he's jammed against the wall, but Liu soon backs off and the bantamweights return to the center. A straight right hand stings Stasiak, who answers with a spinning back kick to the midsection of Liu. The Chinese newcomer backpedals and deflects a pair of punches with his gloves, then raises his arms to taunt Stasiak a bit. Stasiak shoots a single-leg against the fence, then spins Liu back toward the center to complete the takedown. Liu throws short right hands from his back and is warned several times by referee Kevin Sataki for punching to the back of Stasiak's head. Stasiak advances to half guard, but Liu scoots over to the cage, where he's able to work back to his feet. As they stand, Stasiak jumps guard with a guillotine, then comes back to his feet and tries to finish the choke, but Liu stays calm and survives the final 20 seconds of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Stasiak
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Stasiak
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Stasiak

Round 2

Stasiak flicks out a jab and lands a low kick, but it's Liu on the advance and landing a nasty spinning backfist that puts "Webster" on rubber legs momentarily. Stasiak slows things down with a takedown attempt against the fence, eventually wrestling Liu to the mat about two minutes into the round. Liu stands up, but Stasiak keeps hold of the double-leg, allowing Liu to wrap up a guillotine and jump guard. Stasiak twists out of the choke and the bantamweights stand up briefly, until Stasiak shoots and Liu again jumps guard with a choke attempt. Stasiak escapes this guillotine, too, and now the Polish fighter works from Liu's guard with 90 seconds on the clock. Liu rolls over to the fence but can't escape this time, and Stasiak maintains top control with some last-second ground-and-pound.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Liu
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Liu
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Liu

Round 3

Stasiak scores a takedown about 30 seconds into the round, but Liu quickly sweeps and lands a few hammerfists before standing and allowing Stasiak to do the same. "Webster" wants to keep things close, hugging Liu against the fence until the midway point of the round. Back to striking, Liu presses forward but Stasiak pops him with a pair of punches. Liu tries the spinning backfist again but only lands to Stasiak's chest this time. With 80 seconds left, Stasiak catches a kick and tries to run Liu to the ground. Liu is too quick this time and limp-legs out of the attempt. Inside the final minute, Liu turns away another double-leg attempt. Liu tries to put together a late combination but only gets spun against the wall.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Stasiak (29-28 Stasiak)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Stasiak (29-28 Stasiak)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Stasiak (29-28 Stasiak)

The Official Result

Pingyuan Liu def. Damian Stasiak via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Jeremy Kimball vs. Darko Stosic

Round 1

Kimball lands his first strike with a low kick, then tries to double up and gets caught with a left-handed counter over the top. Stosic spends the first two minutes inching forward, face shielded by a high guard, but only occasionally attempting a kick or power punch. Halfway through the round, Kimball tries to run inside and gets clubbed with a counter right hand. Kimball tries to run Stosic to the fence with a double-leg, but Stosic uses great hips and an overhook to pivot and plant the American on the mat. Almost immediately, Stosic postures up in Kimball's half guard and blasts him with an elbow strike. Kimball covers up and offers nothing in return as Stosic bombs him with follow-up punches, leaving referee Rich Mitchell no choice but to stop the bout.

The Official Result

Darko Stosic def. Jeremy Kimball via TKO (Elbows and Punches) R1 3:13

Manny Bermudez vs. Davey Grant

Round 1

Grant uses kicks to keep Bermudez on the outside early, but the American walks straight inside and blasts Grant with a heavy right hand. Grant goes crashing to the canvas, where Bermudez follows and sets up a mounted armbar, then rolls to guard, where Bermudez switches to a triangle. Grant struggles and rolls, trying to escape, but the choke is locked on tight and the Englishman opts to goes to sleep instead of tapping.

The Official Result

Manny Bermudez def. Davey Grant via Technical Submission (Triangle Choke) R1 0:59

Justin Ledet vs. Aleksandar Rakic

Round 1

Rakic scores first with cracking leg kicks, landing four or five as he works Ledet around the outside in the opening minute. Ledet starts smiling and trying to check the kicks immediately, so Rakic keeps chopping and nearly takes out the American's base. Ledet tries to tie up and gets run to the ground at the base of the wall. Ninety seconds into the fight, it's Rakic on top, working from Ledet's shifting full guard, while Ledet looks to pivot and kick off the fence. Halfway through the round, Rakic postures up and gets busy with his right hand, but Ledet slows things down by wrapping up from the bottom. Referee Leon Roberts threatens to stand up the fighters, so Rakic begins slamming Ledet with elbows and punches, then puts a forearm across the Texan's throat. Ledet gets rocked by a massive left hand at the 10-second warning and narrowly avoids a stoppage at the end of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-8 Rakic
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-8 Rakic
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Rakic

Round 2

Ledet rushes forward at the start of the round and gets clipped by a speedy counter from Rakic, who's once again landing the harder shots here in the opening minute. Rakic gives Ledet a chance to come forward, landing a few leg kicks off his back foot. A plunging right hand finds the jaw of Ledet, who just keeps marching on Rakic. Eighty seconds in, Ledet tries to check a kick and gets his legs chopped out from under him. Rakic follows him to the floor, where Ledet closes guard and overhooks Rakic's arms. Rakic pulls his limbs free and lands a right hand, thend a double-punch to both sides of Ledet's head. Rakic turns up the volume with his ground-and-pound, looking for a stoppage here in the fourth minute of the round. Ledet locks down Rakic's left arm and rolls on to his side, but this leaves him vulnerable to some punishing right hands. Ledet nearly escapes to his feet in the final minute but gets dragged back to the mat, where he comes under fire from another barrage of punches from Rakic.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-8 Rakic
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-8 Rakic
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Rakic

Round 3

Ledet sticks a jab in the face of Rakic, who shoots low and gets stuffed by the American on his first takedown attempt of the final frame. Rakic tags Ledet with a punch as they separate, then changes levels and finds the takedown on his second try. Ledet is pressed up against the fence, his head and shoulders on the wall, while Rakic roughs him up with a steady stream of punches from guard. Ledet tries to roll away, but Rakic is too strong, grabbing Ledet by the waist and dragging him back to the floor before he can stand. Referee Leon Roberts calls for action with 80 seconds remaining in the bout. Rakic stays just busy enough to maintain top position until Ledet scrambles to his feet with 20 seconds left. The 205ers trade punches at the final bell, and we're off to the judges for what should be some extremely lopsided scorecards.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-8 Rakic (30-24 Rakic)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-8 Rakic (30-24 Rakic)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Rakic (30-24 Rakic)

The Official Result

Aleksandar Rakic def. Justin Ledet via Unanimous Decision (30-24, 30-24, 30-25) R3 5:00

Nad Narimani vs. Khalid Taha

Round 1

After an exchange of kicks, Taha lands a right hand but quickly gets run against the fence by Narimani with a tight clinch. It looked as if the featherweights clashed heads as they engaged. Now, they grapple on the fence for 20 seconds or so before Narimani is able to run Taha to the floor. Taha gets to his knees, but Narimani controls his legs, making it difficult to get up from the wrestling ride position. Taha does make it back to his feet with 2:45 on the clock, but Narimani never gives him an inch, nearly completing a single-leg takedown soon after. Taha defends the shot and reverses to the outside of the clinch, where he stings Narimani with a slashing elbow before backing up. Narimani gets a finger to the eye in the next exchange, but he's OK to continue. Narimani gets another takedown in the final minute, postures up in Taha's half guard and lands some short punches to the body and head.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Narimani
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Narimani
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Narimani

Round 2

Taha switches stances as he tries to work his way inside on Narimani, who looks to keep the German at bay with jabs and push kicks. As soon as Taha commits to an attack and steps forward, Narimani changes levels and plows him to the ground in the center of the cage. Narimani sits up to land a few hard punches, then loses his mouthpiece and needs to have it replaced by referee Marc Goddard. Narimani is controlling Taha from half guard, looping his left arm around Taha's neck to control his posture, then bearing down to land right hands. Narimani thumps the side of Taha's head with a pair of elbow strikes as they hit the final 90 seconds of the round. Taha rolls out of the bad position and jumps back to his feet, where he sprawls on a shot from Narimani. Despite eating a knee on his way in, Narimani manages to corral Taha against a cage post, and Taha's brief wave of momentum evaporates before the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Narimani
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Narimani
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Narimani

Round 3

Narimani quickly secures another takedown and hustles Taha against the fence, where the German rolls to his knees and tries to stand. Narimani traps him on his knees, threatening to jump on Taha's back. While waiting for an opening, Narimani lands a few hard right hands, then whips his right leg around to establish his first hook. Taha stands, Narimani pulls his left side away from the wall, and now the Englishman is able to sink his second hook. Taha stands with Narimani glued to his back, looking to escape out the back door. Narimani loses one hook as they fall back to the floor, and now Taha shakes him off and to the ground. Suddenly it's Taha in the dominant position, landing a few left hands and a knee as Narimani gets back to his feet. Taha lands a short elbow and then takes a step back, and that's all the room Narimani needs to change levels and hit another takedown. The featherweights scramble on the ground for the final 15 seconds, and once again the judges will be involved in deciding a winner.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Narimani (30-27 Narimani)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Narimani (30-27 Narimani)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Narimani (30-27 Narimani)

The Official Result

Nad Narimani def. Khalid Taha via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Bartosz Fabinski vs. Emil Meek

Round 1

The welterweights clash in the center of the cage, with Meek attempting a flying knee and Fabinski throwing a spinning backfist. They tie up and move toward the fence, where Fabinski is able to hit a quick takedown and plant Meek on the floor at the base of the wall. Fabinski moves to side control, but Meek rolls to his knees and tries to work his way up the fence. Fabinski sucks the legs out from underneath the Norwegian, keeping Meek grounded to the midway point of the round. Meek finally stands up, only to be lifted and slammed back to the canvas, where Fabinski continues to out-grapple him. Meek sits up against the fence and tries to work a kimura, but Fabinski has his legs triangled, leaning across Meek's body, taking away his base. Meek lands a few short elbows to the side of Fabinski's head, so Fabinski postures up and goes body-head with a pair of right hands.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Fabinski
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Fabinski
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Fabinski

Round 2

Meek tries to catch Fabinski off guard with a flurry of punches in the opening seconds, but again Fabinski is able to turn Meek's aggression against him, changing levels for another double-leg takedown. Meek tries to kick off the wall, drawing a warning from referee Kevin Sataki for the Norwegian to keep his toes out of the fence. Fabinski works from full guard, arms wrapped around Meek's midsection. Meek lands a few elbows as he works back to his feet, then puts Fabinski on the run with a pair of heavy hooks. Fabinski slows things down with another takedown as they hit the halfway point of the round and the fight. Fabinski drops a few short elbows on Meek's face, then tries to pass but is kept in guard. Fabinski advances to half guard with 90 seconds left, where he's able to land some heavier left hands. Meek gets to his knees and tries to stand, climbing back to his feet with 40 seconds left. Fabinski stays glued to a single-leg and sends Meek crashing back to the floor. Fabinski lands in side control on Meek's left, stepping over to full mount just before the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Fabinski
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Fabinski
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Fabinski

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Round 3

Fabinski stumbles at the fence as he's pressured by Meek in the opening seconds, but the Polish fighter lands a nice left hand as he regains his footing. Fabinski drives Meek against the wall with a single-leg; this time, Meek is able to fend off the takedown and separate from his opponent. Fabinski is on the run now, backpedaling furiously as Meek walks him down with big power punches. The flurries look worse than they are, with Meek only landing one in every four or five shots, the rest missing or bouncing off Fabinski's arms. Nonetheless, Fabinski doesn't like the way things are going, and he shoots for another takedown at the fence. Meek defends the shot and threatens with a modified guillotine "ninja" choke, but Fabinski is able to escape. Referee Kevin Sataki separates the fighters, but as soon as they're restarted, Fabinski dives on Meek's legs again. This time, Fabinski is able to complete the takedown, as well as snuff out Meek's brief kimura attempt. Fabinski maintains top control for the better part of two minutes before he's able to set up an arm-triangle choke. Meek bucks his way out of the choke, but he still finishes the fight on his back.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Meek (29-28 Fabinski)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Meek (29-28 Fabinski)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Meek (29-28 Fabinski)

The Official Result

Bartosz Fabinski def. Emil Meek via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Damir Hadzovic vs. Nick Hein

Round 1

Hadzovic creeps forward behind a high guard, testing the range with jabs and low kicks, while Hein moves in reverse, waiting to counter. Hein gets impatient and throws a right hand over the top, parried and then answered by Hadzovic with a kick to the German's lead leg. Hein continues to throw the right hand through the middle of the round, but he's not able to land it cleanly. Hadzovic, meanwhile, continues to snap off hard jabs, marking up the right eye of Hein as they hit the final 90 seconds of the opening frame. Hadzovic jabs his way forward and then snaps back Hein's head with a straight right. Hein's nose is bloodied now, as he tries and fails to regain some ground in the final 20 seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Hadzovic
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Hadzovic
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Hadzovic

Round 2

Early in the second frame, Hein continues to bounce punches off the arms of Hadzovic, who retaliates with crisp jabs and the occasional right hand. Hein puts a left hand on Hadzovic, maybe his best punch of the fight so far, but soon Hadzovic reclaims the momentum with his leg kicks and more accurate punches. Hein is still pressuring through the middle of the round, starting to get some better results, but still seeing the bulk of his punches missing or being deflected. Nonetheless, Hein has undoubtedly had the higher offensive output in the middle round, while Hadzovic seems to be dropping off a bit, particularly in the latter half of the frame.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Hein
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Hein
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Hein

Round 3

Hein catches Hadzovic off balance and sends him to the mat with an overhand left that bounces off the Bosnian's glove. The German continues to be the busier fighter, staying in the face of Hadzovic with jabs and kicks. Hadzovic rocks Hein's head with a crescent kick and follow-up right hand, but the German just smiles and offers Hadzovic a touch of gloves. Hadzovic whiffs on a front kick and gets a wag of the finger from Hein as they enter the final three minutes of the bout. Hein leaves his hands low as he walks inside, and Hadzovic makes him pay with a blistering right hand. Hein stumbles to the ground but somehow powers back to his feet, even as Hadzovic tries to pound him out. Now it's Hadzovic stalking Hein with two minutes remaining, and the bloody-faced Hein waves him forward. Both lightweights are starting to look exhausted, missing with punches thrown from too far away. Hadzovic manages to turn the head of Hein with a right hand, prompting Hein to advance in the final minute, though he's unable to mount much successful offense.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Hadzovic (29-28 Hadzovic)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Hadzovic (29-28 Hadzovic)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Hadzovic (29-28 Hadzovic)

The Official Result

Damir Hadzovic def. Nick Hein via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) R3 5:00

Marc Diakiese vs. Nasrat Haqparast

Round 1

Haqparast circles in the southpaw stance, hopping around the right-handed Diakiese, who flicks out front kicks and jabs from the center of the cage. Diakiese misses with a front kick, spins around and puts a heel on Haqparast's ribs before exiting the pocket. Haqparast gets his gloves up to block a right high kick, but Diakiese finds success as he steps inside with a slashing elbow. Haqparast answers with an overhand left that puts Diakiese in reverse. "Bonecrusher" stops backing up and plants to zap Haqparast with a right hand as they hit the halfway mark. Diakiese goes to the body with a left hand, but Haqparast comes alive and sparks the Congo native with a left hand. Haqparast chases Diakiese against the fence with follow-up punches, now a knee to the body. Eighty seconds remain in the opening round as Haqparast continues to bring the pressure. Another left hand gets Diakiese to cover up, allowing Haqparast to step inside and add an elbow. Diakiese is getting tripped up at the fence, and Haqparast is using the opportunity to catch him with uppercuts and hooks. Diakiese isn't finished, though, and he catches Haqparast with a nifty right hook to the body-left hook to the jaw in the last 15 seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Haqparast
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Haqparast
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Haqparast

Round 2

Diakiese goes to the body of Haqparast early in the round, then catches the Afghanistan native with a finger to the eye as Haqparast presses forward. Haqparast needs only a few seconds to recover, and the lightweights are back to business. Diakiese lands a right hand upstairs and a chopping kick to the lead leg of Haqparast, then dashes away from the Tristar Gym fighter. Diakiese is doing a better job at keeping his distance in this round, but Haqparast continues to pressure, constantly moving the Englishman backward toward the fence. Both fighters land sporadic jabs through the middle of the round, with neither man really taking control of the round. Haqparast forces Diakiese backward a few steps with a Superman punch, continues to push forward and comes over the top with a left. Haqparast doubles up on his left hook, then lands a left straight that seems to stagger Diakiese for the first time. A short right hand to the temple sends Diakiese to guard, where he barely survives the final 10 seconds. Diakiese is bloodied now, his right eye almost completely swollen shut as he slowly makes his way back to his corner.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Haqparast
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-8 Haqparast
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Haqparast

Round 3

Haqparast comes out aggressive, missing with a lead uppercut but sticking Diakiese with a stiff jab shortly after. Diakiese tries to keep the smaller man on the outside with push kicks to the body. When Diakiese attempts to change levels, Haqparast throws him over his hip. Haqparast forces Diakiese to the ground and thumps him with three or four hard punches before the "Bonecrusher" is able to get back up. Diakiese is still bouncing on his toes, but his swollen face tells a different story. Haqparast closes the distance and ties up to feed Diakiese a few clinch uppercuts. Diakiese partially lands a knee as the lightweights disengage. Haqparast briefly chops Diakiese to the ground with a leg kick as they enter the final two minutes of a bout which Haqparast has firmly in hand. A lead uppercut followed by a right hook is the combination of choice for Haqparast down the stretch. Diakiese seems hurt by a straight left in the closing seconds, but the judges will decide the winner of this one.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Haqparast (30-27 Haqparast)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Haqparast (30-26 Haqparast)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Haqparast (30-27 Haqparast)

The Official Result

Nasrat Haqparast def. Marc Diakiese via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Danny Roberts vs. David Zawada

Round 1

Zawada looks to pressure Roberts in the opening moments, swinging heavy hooks at the Englishman, but it's Roberts doing the better work with his counters, including a ripping body shot. Zawada tries to press inside and has to work his way out of a brief guillotine attempt from Roberts, who now takes the outside position in the clinch, jamming Zawada against the wall with an underhook. The welterweights separate with 3:15 on the clock. Zawada is giving Roberts no space, constantly charging forward with big hooks. The German overcommits, however, and Roberts is able to use Zawada's momentum to drive him to the ground. Zawada throws up a triangle, can't get it, and now Roberts stacks him up to land heavy left hands on the ground. Zawada shifts underneath to get out of danger, but Roberts is still able to land elbows and punches from the top. Zawada tries the triangle again, and this time Roberts shucks the legs and passes to the side. Zawada eats a few punches before he's able to recover half guard. Roberts sits up to land a few elbows, but it's Zawada who finishes the round threatening with an armbar.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Roberts
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Roberts
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Roberts

Round 2

Zawada gets Roberts backing up with a barrage of punches, but when he hits the fence, "Hot Chocolate" stands his ground and starts swinging big shots back at the German. Zawada uses the opportunity to change levels and score a takedown. Roberts climbs back to his feet, only to be tossed back to the mat, and now Zawada sets up in side control. Roberts goes to his knees, where Zawada loops an arm around his head and drops to guard to try the guillotine. Roberts seems unconcerned as he sets up in top position to land some right hands. Zawada grabs for a leg, but Roberts stands to pull the leg free, then comes back down on top. Zawada sweeps to top position with 1:45 on the clock and lands a short elbow; Roberts complains the strike was to the back of his head, but referee Leon Roberts tells him the strike landed during a transition and was unintentional. Roberts has to fight off another guillotine attempt and still winds up on the bottom as the horn sounds.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Zawada
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Zawada
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Zawada

Round 3

Roberts forces Zawada backward with a long, straight right hand, then stays on the outside and tries to pick at the German with low kicks. Zawada sprawls on a weak double-leg attempt and instantly puts Roberts in danger by framing up a D'arce/brabo choke. Roberts goes to his back, peeling at Zawada's elbow to loosen the choke. Roberts escapes the first choke attempt, so Zawada goes for it again, this time dropping to his back in an attempt to finish. Roberts gets out of this choke, too, and now it's "Hot Chocolate" in top position with 2:45 left to fight. Zawada threatens with a heel hook, and the welterweights wind up in the whizzer as both men look to claim top position. Zawada winds up on his right side, with Roberts awkwardly straddling him. Zawada is trying to sneak around and take the back, but Roberts is in better position and ultimately claims top control with two minutes on the clock. Roberts gets busy with left hands, but there's not too much steam behind his punches in the 14th minute of the fight. Roberts stays heavy on top, occasionally posturing up in Zawada's half guard to land an elbow or punch. Zawada sweeps to the top with 25 seconds left, then puts Roberts in deep trouble with a clinch knee as they stand. Roberts somehow manages to keep his wits about him and drag Zawada to the ground, and it's the Englishman who finishes the right dropping punches on his turtling opponent. The judges have their work cut out for them in scoring this one.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Zawada (29-28 Zawada)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Zawada (29-28 Zawada)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Roberts (29-28 Roberts)

The Official Result

Danny Roberts def. David Zawada via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 27-30) R3 5:00

Stefan Struve vs. Marcin Tybura

Round 1

Struve strikes first with an outside leg kick, then sticks a jab and leaves Tybura swinging a right hand at air. Tybura continues to press forward in the opening minute, and eventually catches up to Struve for an early takedown. "Skyscraper" wraps up Tybura in his long guard, slowing things down in the second minute. Tybura tries to posture up and gets whacked with a reverse hammerfist. With 1:45 on the clock and not much happening on the floor, referee Marc Goddard orders the heavyweights back to their feet. Struve lands another leg kick, then takes a left hand on the neck as Tybura continues to close the distance. Tybura lands a few low kicks, but Struve's are clearly harder as the Dutchman fires a few in return. Tybura finishes the round by running Struve to the floor with a high double-leg.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Tybura
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Tybura
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Tybura

Round 2

Struve successfully keeps Tybura on the end of his mile-long jab in the first minute, mixing in a few leg kicks. But, once Tybura gets hold of Struve's legs, it's only a matter of seconds before the towering Dutchman's back is on the mat. Struve tries to control Tybura's wrists and limit any possible ground-and-pound. Struve tries to throw up a triangle or armbar, kicking off the wall, but he's stopped and warned by referee Marc Goddard for grabbing the fence with his toes. Tybura remains in top position through the middle of the round, busting up Struve's mouth with a heavy elbow strike. Struve puts Tybura in reverse with a front kick to the jaw, but the Polish grappler survives thanks to a desperation takedown attempt. Struve underhooks and creates enough space to slam Tybura with a pair of heavy punches. Back to the double-leg goes Tybura, this time able to trap Struve on the fence as the final minute ticks away. With 30 seconds left, Tybura lifts and slams Struve, landing in side control and holding the position until the end of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Struve
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Struve
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Struve

Round 3

Tybura struggles to get inside on Struve in the first minute of the round, as Struve fires front kicks up the middle along with some long right hands. Struve has a left high kick blocked, goes to the body with the same leg, then apologizes to Tybura for an apparent low blow. There's not much action from either heavyweight through the middle of the round; Struve remains the busier fighter, still threatening with the front kick that hurt Tybura toward the end of round two. Tybura get low on a double-leg and, after a brief struggle, trips Struve to the ground with about 90 seconds remaining. Tybura sits up in Struve's half guard and drops half a dozen elbows before the Dutchman is able to reclaim full guard. Struve is looking for a triangle from the bottom, but failing that, he tries to wrap up Tybura and thwart his ground punching. Tybura stays as busy as possible down the stretch, mashing Struve's face with short punches and grinding elbows.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Tybura (29-28 Tybura)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Tybura (29-28 Tybura)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Tybura (29-28 Tybura)

The Official Result

Marcin Tybura def. Stefan Struve via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) R3 5:00

Abu Azaitar vs. Vitor Miranda

Round 1

Miranda presses out carefully from the center as Azaitar swings vicious punches and kicks in the opening 30 seconds. One right hand over the top reddens the nose of Miranda, who's showing plenty of respect for Azaitar's power in the early going. Miranda gets his arms up to block a combination, but it looks like Azaitar's punches got through anyway, at least partially. After absorbing a few heavy kicks, the left knee of Miranda is glowing red, too. Miranda is struggling to deal with the speed and activity of Azaitar, who now digs into the body of the Brazilian with a right hand. Miranda times a low kick from Azaitar and drives the Moroccan to the floor near the center of the cage. Miranda is trapped in half guard on Azaitar's left side, while "Lex Luthor" has the ingredients for an arm-triangle choke on the opposite side. Miranda abandons the choke setup and leans across Azaitar's body to elbow his ribs. With seconds to go, Azaitar explodes out from the bottom and puts Miranda in danger with a flurry of punches at the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Azaitar
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Azaitar
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Azaitar

Round 2

Azaitar continues his Tazmanian Devil routine from the opening round, swarming Miranda with heavy hooks and kicks. The Brazilian is still having trouble with Azaitar's speed, and now Azaitar changes tactics with a takedown. Miranda sweeps to top position, mounts and gets an arm-triangle choke setup, but the smaller Azaitar is able to slip free and jump to his feet. Miranda uses an ankle pick to bring Azaitar back to the floor in the center of the cage. Miranda steps over to full mount, then back-mount, but Azaitar exits out the back door and scrambles to take top position. Now it's Azaitar in the dominant position with the better part of two minutes on the clock. After nearly a minute of inactivity, referee Kevin Sataki orders the fighters to stand. Azaitar drops a late hammerfist and receives a stern warning from the Swedish ref. Miranda tries a slow-motion double, gets sprawled on by Azaitar, who spins to the wrestling ride position and nearly pounds out "Lex Luthor" in the final 20 seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Azaitar
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Azaitar
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Azaitar

Round 3

Azaitar puts a hard kick in Miranda's breadbasket to start the round, then changes levels and drives forward to surprise the Brazilian with a takedown. It's only a few seconds before referee Kevin Sataki is threatening a stand-up. Suddenly, Miranda throws up his legs and catches Azaitar's left arm in an armbar. Azaitar manages to clasp his hands together and relieve pressure on his arm, and now it's Miranda on top in north-south position. Miranda goes to side control, but Azaitar spins quickly underneath and puts Miranda in rubber guard. Miranda breaks out of this and goes to side control on Azaitar's left with just 2:20 left to fight. The pace slows until the 1:15 mark, when Azaitar hits a sweep to top position and tries to rough up Miranda from half guard. Azaitar tries to take the back of Miranda in the closing seconds, gets shaken off and finishes the round underneath the Brazilian, with both men throwing punches.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Miranda (29-28 Azaitar)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Miranda (29-28 Azaitar)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Miranda (29-28 Azaitar)

The Official Result

Abu Azaitar def. Vitor Miranda via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) R3 5:00

Glover Teixeira vs. Corey Anderson

Round 1

Teixeira explodes on Anderson early, backing up "Overtime" with a four-piece combination which is mostly deflected. Anderson drives the Brazilian backward to the fence, working a high double-leg shot, but Teixeira widens his base, peels away Anderson's hands and circles back to the center. Teixeira fends off another takedown try from the American, then shoves Anderson against the fence for a brief clinch in the middle of the round. Anderson's next shot finally yields a takedown, and he jams Teixeira up against the base of the fence. Teixeira is back up with 1:45 on the clock, only to be hurled back to the mat five seconds later. The sequence repeats, with Teixeira getting up, being taken down and then getting up again. With 40 seconds on the clock, Anderson lands his best punch of the round, a lead uppercut that puts a smile on the face of Teixeira. Anderson ducks under a punch and runs Teixeira to the ground with a single-leg; Teixeira tries a last-second guillotine on his way down, but Anderson gives a thumbs-up to referee Leon Roberts and rides it out to the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Anderson
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Anderson
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Anderson

Round 2

Anderson touches Teixeira with a straight right before driving forward and hitting his first takedown of round two. Teixeira springs right back to his feet, but Anderson makes him pay with a slashing elbow strike as they fight on the fence. The 205ers come back to the center of the cage, where Teixeira tries his luck at a takedown and gets caught in a front headlock. Anderson spins to try and take the back, but Teixeira explodes out of the danger spot, eating a left hand from Anderson in exchange. A short right hand to the temple puts Teixeira on rubber legs, and Anderson quickly hustles him to the ground. Teixeira drops to his back, putting Anderson in half guard, but "Overtime" soon advances to full mount. Teixeira gives up his back, but Anderson only sinks his right hook, then leans across Teixeira's back to thump him with left hands. Teixeira bursts back to his feet during a transition, now with 90 seconds left in the round. Anderson just drags him down again, giving Teixeira an uncomfortable 40 seconds with some grinding top control.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Anderson
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Anderson
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Anderson

Round 3

Anderson backs up Teixeira to the fence and narrowly misses the Brazilian's chin with an ill-intentioned uppercut. Switching tactics, Anderson drops to try a single-leg, but Teixeira is able to defend and circle out to the center. Anderson grabs the single again, running Teixeira against the wall; Teixeira tries to find a headlock or guillotine, but Anderson is wise to it and buries his head. With 3:30 left in the fight, Teixeira finds himself once again taken down, kneeling against the fence with Anderson trying to choke him from behind. Teixeira climbs back to his feet with three minutes remaining, tries to shoot on Anderson's legs and is instantly shut down. Anderson puts Teixeira on his back in the center of the cage, then tries unsuccessfully to catch him in a guillotine as he stands. The 205ers are back on their feet with 1:45 on the clock; 12 seconds later, Teixeira is back on the floor. It's looking like a lost cause for Teixeira, who, to his credit, is still trying to get back to his feet. Teixeira stands up, gets taken down one last time, and sweeps to put Anderson on the bottom for the final five seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Anderson (30-27 Anderson)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Anderson (30-27 Anderson)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Anderson (30-27 Anderson)

The Official Result

Corey Anderson def. Glover Teixeira via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Mauricio Rua vs. Anthony Smith

Round 1

English referee Marc Goddard is the third man in the cage for tonight's 205-pound main event. Rua takes the center of the cage and comes forward on Smith with leg kicks. Smith is trying to keep "Shogun" on the end of his long jabs, circling the outside and testing the range in the opening minute. Smith lands a right hand to the temple and a front kick to the jaw, but Rua somehow stays conscious and even rumbles forward to try and swing back. Smith lands a one-two that puts Rua in reverse, stumbling backward on unsteady legs. Smith tags him with five, six, seven punches, until Rua's back is pressed against the wall. Once there, Smith unleases a level elbow which knocks Rua out cold, propped up by the fence. Smith blasts his unconscious opponent with a pair of vicious follow-up punches, and Rua goes crashing to the floor as referee Goddard steps in to stop the fight. Anthony Smith ends tonight's decision spree with a scary knockout of Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.

The Official Result

Anthony Smith def. Mauricio Rua via KO (Elbow) R1 1:29

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