UFC on Fox 16 Results: ‘Dillashaw vs. Barao 2’ Play-by-Play & Updates

Jul 25, 2015


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Zak Cummings vs. Dominique Steele

Round 1

Cummings clips Steele with a left hook in the pocket, then follows the newcomer to the other side of the cage and floors him with a straight left hand down the center. A dazed Steele powers back to his feet and tries to get away, but Cummings cracks him with a left cross and a flurry of hooks, forcing referee Otto Torriero to stop the bout.

The Official Result

Zak Cummings def. Dominique Steele via TKO (Punches) R1 0:43

Jessamyn Duke vs. Elizabeth Phillips

Round 1

Phillips lowers her head and steps into the pocket windmilling punches; a few of them catch Duke on the jaw and draw a smile from the taller fighter. Duke eats a couple more punches as Phillips continues to wade in and out of range. Duke tries to grab the Thai clinch but can’t get hold and keeps pressing forward. Phillips tries a body-lock takedown, but it’s stuffed by Duke, who nearly lands in mount before opting to try an armbar. Phillips stacks her up, frees the arm and winds up in Duke’s open guard with just under three minutes to go in the round. Duke tries to sweep, can’t roll Phillips and instead closes her guard. Phillips passes the guard, then steps into mount and starts dropping punches, causing Duke to roll over and give up her back. As Duke gets to her knees, Phillips sinks in both hooks, wraps her right arm around Duke’s neck and pulls her backward to the ground. Duke defends the choke and rolls over into Phillips’ guard to ride out the final 15 seconds of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Phillips
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Phillips
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Phillips

Round 2

Duke emerges for round two with a sizable cut beneath her right eye and some damage above the left, too. She walks forward on Phillips, sticking a few jabs and absorbing now-slower punches of her opponent. Phillips charges in to clinch and try for a takedown, but this time Duke snares her in a guillotine on the way down. When they hit the mat, Phillips passes to side control and puts Duke in danger of a shoulder choke, forcing her to release the guillotine. Two minutes into the round, it’s Phillips in Duke’s half guard, landing short left hands and grinding Duke’s head into the mat with elbows and forearms. Phillips leans across the body to frame up a kimura, then abandons it in favor of full mount. Duke bucks her out of mount and briefly takes top position, only to be swept back underneath a few seconds later. Again, Duke sweeps, but Phillips catches her in a guillotine in the transition and then releases to try and scramble up. Duke tries a heel hook in the waning seconds of the round, but there’s nothing there.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Phillips
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Phillips
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Phillips

Round 3

Once again, Duke walks forward on Phillips, who is throwing tired punches as the third round begins. Phillips manages to catch a kick and tries to trip Duke to the ground, but Duke reverses to take top position. Duke tries a topside guillotine, but she’s in position for a brabo choke. Duke switches to the brabo but fails to secure Phillips’ arm, so Phillips is able to roll to her knees and then escape to her feet. Duke walks after her and puts a straight right on the face of Phillips, whose hands are now by her waist. Phillips manages to tag Duke with a few overhand shots, but there’s not much behind them. Duke wraps up Phillips near the fence and trips her to the ground with just about one minute remaining. From half guard, Duke gift-wraps the right arm of Phillips and lands a couple punches. She gives up punching to try a rear-naked choke in the final 20 seconds, then gives that up in favor of an armbar but runs out of time.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Duke (29-28 Phillips)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Duke (29-28 Phillips)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Duke (29-28 Phillips)

The Official Result

Elizabeth Phillips def. Jessamyn Duke via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Andrew Holbrook vs. Ramsey Nijem

Round 1

Holbrook takes the center of the cage, misses with a huge uppercut and takes a pair of left hands on the cheek in quick succession. The UFC newcomer tries to clinch with Nijem and, after a brief struggle, pushes him against the fence to land knees to the body. The lightweights trade positions on the cage, Holbrook lands another knee to the gut and then Nijem breaks away. Nijem circles the perimeter with his back to the fence, shoots for a single-leg and floors Holbrook, who throws up his legs for a triangle. Nijem shucks the legs and passes to side control, but Holbrook gets a knee inside and creates enough space to work back to his feet. The 155ers continue to work in the clinch on the fence, where Nijem stings Holbrook with an elbow to the side of the head and follows up with a pair of clinch knees. Nijem ducks under a windmill overhand left and takes down Holbrook again with under one minute remaining. He socks Holbrook with a couple hard punches on the ground and dodges another triangle to finish the round on top.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Nijem
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Nijem
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Nijem

Round 2

Nijem wastes no time charging at Holbrook with a combination of heavy punches, putting the unbeaten fighter on roller skates near the fence. Rather than standing back to continue unloading on Holbrook, Nijem clinches up, drops levels and hits another takedown. Holbrook fishes for a guillotine, but Nijem is already in half guard and is in no danger. Holbrook drops back to try a heel hook; Nijem extends his leg, slips the heel loose and drives forward to shove Holbrook to his back. Holbrook sits up, sweeps, catches Nijem in a tight D’arce and tries to finish, but Nijem gets his hips to the ground and turns out of the choke. As they scramble up, Holbrook grabs for a guillotine, but this attempt doesn’t come close. Still, Holbrook manages to keep Nijem on his knees as he grabs for another guillotine. This time, Nijem drives forward and hits a final takedown to ride out the final seconds of the round on top.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Holbrook
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Nijem
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Nijem

Round 3

Nijem backs up Holbrook with a high kick, then rushes in behind it with a combination and clips Holbrook with a sweeping left hand. Thirty seconds in, Nijem hits a takedown and moves straight to back control, then fends off a straight armbar. Holbrook grabs for a kneebar and extends the right leg fully, but Nijem gets his other foot inside to break up the submission attempt. Holbrook switches to a heel hook, but there’s nothing there and Nijem jumps on the back of the Chris Lytle pupil again. Nijem only has one hook in, allowing Holbrook to roll halfway over and land a couple good elbows to Nijem’s face. Holbrook gets to his knees, trying to stand, and eats some hard right hands under the armpit. Holbrook keeps trying for the straight armbar or kimura while Nijem works to secure his back. Nijem finally gives up the back and passes to side control in the final 10 seconds, and that’s where it ends.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Nijem (29-28 Nijem)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Nijem (30-27 Nijem)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Nijem (30-27 Nijem)

The Official Result

Andrew Holbrook def. Ramsey Nijem via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) R3 5:00

Daron Cruickshank vs. James Krause

Round 1

Krause backs out of the way as Cruickshank misses with a combination and a high kick. Cruickshank catches a high kick on the shoulder and uses it to dump Krause to the mat, then backs up to allow him to stand. A few seconds later, Cruickshank repeats the sequence and again lets Krause get back to his feet. A low ankle pick puts Krause on the ground again, but this time he scrambles up and clinches to trip Cruickshank to the canvas. Krause jumps straight onto Cruickshank’s back, sinks in a rear-naked choke and forces a quick tap for the win.

The Official Result

James Krause def. Daron Cruickshank via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1 1:27

Bryan Caraway vs. Eddie Wineland

Round 1

Caraway sticks out a hand to touch gloves, but Wineland wants none of it. Caraway grabs the first kick from Wineland and hustles him to the ground near the fence, where Wineland sits up and then stands. Caraway keeps hold of an underhook and presses Wineland against the cage, while the former WEC titleholder tries to get some separation. Referee Yves Lavigne calls for work, then warns Caraway when Wineland complains of “Kid Lightning” holding his gloves. The bantamweights separate about 90 seconds into the round; Wineland immediately begins feinting and firing off big punches, but Caraway slides out of range. A looping overhand left from Caraway lands behind Wineland’s ear but doesn’t seem to have any effect. Wineland is moving much better than Caraway through the first three minutes of the bout, though he’s yet to land any of his power strikes. Caraway shoots a double, pushes Wineland to the fence and lands a knee to the body. Wineland sprawls out and threatens with a guillotine to escape the clinch. Caraway keeps whiffing on the overhand left, but he’s dodging Wineland’s punches, too. A right cross from Caraway grazes Wineland’s chin, and he scores with a knee to the gut in a clinch initiated by his opponent. Wineland finishes the round with a right hand and a knee.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Wineland
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Caraway
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Caraway

Round 2

Caraway jabs his way into range but gets stuck with a jab from Wineland and has to slow his momentum. The overhand right from Caraway connects, then an inside leg kick appears to catch Wineland on the cup, but Wineland touches gloves and wants to fight on. A left hook from Caraway opens up a small cut on the cheek of Wineland, who paws at the blood leaking beneath his eye. Caraway counters a Wineland jab with a right hand over the top, then Wineland comes back with a stiffer jab that snaps back Caraway’s head. Wineland sprawls on a shot, sticks another jab and slides out of range to dodge a reaching right hand. Wineland stuffs another shot from Caraway, who comes back with a few clinch uppercuts. A clean jab from Wineland draws a nod and some raised-arm taunting from Caraway at the end of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Caraway
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Caraway
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Caraway

Round 3

Caraway marches straight across the cage to crack Wineland with a short right hook. Wineland circles out and meets Caraway in the center, where he zaps “Kid Lightning” with a snappy jab. Caraway jabs back, stays out of range of Wineland’s counter punches and then hits him with a left hook as Wineland lobs a long right hand at his body. Wineland sprawls on a shot but again eats a couple uppercuts in the clinch before Caraway disengages. Caraway whiffs on a body kick, slips to the ground but jumps back to his feet without any punishment. Wineland lands one to the body, gets clipped with a high kick to the face as he backs away. With 80 seconds left, Caraway shoots for a takedown on the fence, gets stood up and reversed. Wineland lands a body shot but gets caught leaning over and hit with another Caraway uppercut. Wineland sprawls on another shot, eats a knee on the way up, then tags Caraway with a left on the break.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Caraway (29-28 Caraway)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Caraway (30-27 Caraway)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Caraway (30-27 Caraway)

The Official Result

Bryan Caraway def. Eddie Wineland via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Kenny Robertson vs. Ben Saunders

Round 1

Rangy southpaw Saunders sets up the center but is soon backed up to the fence by Robertson, who drops down for a single-leg. Saunders jumps guard, then pulls rubber guard as Robertson comes down to work from guard. Switching from rubber guard to omoplata, Saunders tries to convert to a submission but winds up using the omoplata to escape to his feet. Saunders begins putting some solid kicks on the body of Robertson, then sends a few off the arms. Robertson ducks low and sends an overhand right to Saunders’ jaw, then backs “Killa B” up to the fence and lands the right again. Saunders escapes danger momentarily by tagging Robertson with a left hand, then another body kick. Robertson grimaces as another kick lands on his right arm. Saunders shuts down a takedown attempt inside the final minute and walks Robertson toward the fence, but Robertson sends him crashing to the mat with an overhand right to the temple. Robertson rides out the final 15 seconds of the round in Saunders’ guard.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Saunders
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Saunders
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Robertson

Round 2

Saunders goes back to his body kicks at the start of the second frame, but Robertson seems unintimidated, marching into the pocket to catch the taller man with more overhand punches. Saunders slows his progress with a body kick and a jab before Robertson steps inside to land a nice level elbow. An inside leg kick lands square on Robertson’s cup, and the local fighter takes a few moments to recover as the Chicago crowd boos Saunders for the inadvertant foul. They get back to business and Robertson takes a kick to the body in order to land an overhand left. He backs up Saunders to the fence, where another punch opens a cut right between the Floridian’s eyes. Robertson is just standing in the pocket now, dodging Saunders’ jabs and firing back with leg kicks and right hands. Saunders scores with a hard body kick as the round enters its final 90 seconds. Robertson takes another kick on the arm in order to wrap up Saunders with a body lock on the fence, but it only lasts a few seconds. Inside the final minute, Robertson gets busy with punches, missing many but catching Saunders with clean shots here and there. Robertson doubles over the closing moments to try a single-leg and takes a couple elbows to the side of the head.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Robertson
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Robertson
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Robertson

Round 3

Saunders flicks out some front kicks to try and keep Robertson at bay, then lands one to the body and follows with a straight left hand. Robertson grabs for a leg but comes away with nothing, then whiffs on a spinning back fist. Robertson changes levels and drives Saunders to the ground, where “Killa B” immediately pulls rubber guard. Saunders throws up a triangle, catching Robertson with both arms in, and slices him up with elbows. Robertson covers up the top of his head, so Saunders tries to loop punches around to the side. Robertson’s blood is leaking all over Saunders as he remains caught in the triangle midway through the round. Saunders switches to open-palm strikes to the side of Robertson’s head, then goes back to the elbows, but they’re bouncing off Robertson’s gloves. Saunders tries to switch to an armbar in the final 20 seconds, but Robertson slips free to finish the round on top.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Saunders (29-28 Saunders)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Saunders (29-28 Saunders)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Saunders (28-28 Draw)

The Official Result

Ben Saunders def. Kenny Robertson via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) R3 5:00

Danny Castillo vs. Jim Miller

Round 1

Miller walks Castillo toward the fence with leg kicks, then catches a kick from the Team Alpha Male product and runs him to the ground. Thirty seconds into the fight, Miller works from Castillo’s half guard, going heavy as Castillo tries to use an elevator sweep. Miller passes to full mount, looks like he’ll go for an armbar, then gets heavy again and secures the position with knees on the ground. Castillo tries to bump and escape, nearly gets caught in a triangle as he rolls to his knees, then slips out of a reverse triangle and rushes forward to take top position. Miller puts him in closed guard, then creeps his legs up Castillo’s body with two minutes left in the round. Miller goes back to closed guard and hits Castillo with an elbow to the face along the way. Miller spins and grabs for a heel hook, forcing Castillo to bail, and now the lightweights are back on their feet with one minute to go. There’s not much clean offense between them as the round ends, but a leaping knee from Castillo appears to graze Miller’s cup as the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Miller
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Miller
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Miller

Round 2

Miller ducks under a high kick and charges Castillo with a pair of punches. When Castillo tries to step into range, Miller sweeps him out with a check right hook. Miller knocks Castillo off balance, making him miss on a combination thanks to an inside leg kick. Now, Miller goes to the outside of the leg with a kick, misses with an overhand left. Castillo comes down the center with a clean right hand and follows with a hard body kick. Miller backs up Castillo to the fence and scores with a body kick, then blocks a Castillo right high kick. Miller is keeping the pressure on, forcing Castillo to the outside, and now he defends as the Team Alpha Male product grabs for a double-leg. Down to the final minute of the round, Miller continues to press forward on Castillo with leg kicks. He gets clipped with a right high kick from Castillo, tries to catch it but can’t convert to a takedown. Castillo goes to the body with a right kick, partially catching the arm of Miller.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Castillo
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Miller
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Miller

Round 3

Miller closes the distance on Castillo but has to back out as the Californian lands a right cross of his back foot. Castillo tries a takedown, gets stuffed and comes back to meet Miller in the center of the cage. Miller backs him up with a pair of punches and a leg kick, then catches a kick and takes down Castillo in the middle. Castillo scrambles back to his feet, gets caught in a headlock and takes a few knees from Miller before being released. Miller whiffs on a high kick, lands a hard one to the inside of Castillo’s lead leg. Castillo shoots again and is stuffed by Miller, pushed the New Jerseyan to the fence but has to disengage when Miller grabs for his neck. The 155ers are back in the middle with two minutes remaining, and Miller pushes Castillo backward with a lead uppercut. Castillo lands an outside leg kick and gets one right back from Miller, then eats a jab and gives Miller one in return. A body kick catches Miller on the arm, followed by a right hand upstairs by Castillo. “Last Call” is coming on strong in the latter half of the round, and now he stuffs a shot from Miller. The subsequent scramble yields top position for Castillo in the last half minute of the round, and he ends the fight in side control.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Castillo (29-28 Castillo)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Castillo (29-28 Miller)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Castillo (29-28 Miller)

The Official Result

Jim Miller def. Danny Castillo via Split Decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29) R3 5:00

Tom Lawlor vs. Gian Villante

Round 1

Villante takes the center of the cage and fires high kicks to back up Lawlor, landing a few on the forearm of the former middleweight. Lawlor tries to close the gap with straight lefts and right hooks but pulls up short. Lawlor sticks the lead right hook, then lands it again and follows up with a straight left that makes Villante back off. The 205ers meet in the middle of the Octagon, where Villante chops at the inside of Lawlor’s lead leg with kicks. Midway through the opening round, neither man has taken a clear advantage. Villante lands the inside leg kick again, covers up as Lawlor bombs him with an overhand left and sneaks an uppercut underneath. Lawlor takes a knee to try and grab Villante’s leg, but the New Yorker pulls the limb back. Villante catches a kick and hustles Lawlor to the ground, but he backs off and allows the “Filthy Mauler” to stand right away.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Villante
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Villante
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Villante

Round 2

Villante grabs the collar tie and socks Lawlor with a pair of uppercuts. He walks Lawlor toward the fence, where Lawlor uncorks a counter right hook square to Villante’s jaw. Villante crumbles to the ground in a heap but quickly regains his senses and tries to grapple with Lawlor, who pounces to side control and drops follow-up hammer fists. Before Lawlor can land anything clean, referee Robert Madrigal jumps in to stop the fight. Villante gets to his feet and tries to protest the stoppage, but he’s clearly dazed as he stumbles to his corner.

The Official Result

Tom Lawlor def. Gian Villante via TKO (Punch) R2 0:27

Takanori Gomi vs. Joe Lauzon

Round 1

Gomi fires off a straight right to the body and a left hand upstairs, backing up Lauzon toward the fence. A pair of hooks to the body connect for Gomi, then another speedy combination up top. Lauzon answers with a pair of punches as he steps back to the middle of the cage. Lauzon grabs a single-leg and runs Gomi to the ground, then jumps on his back. Gomi nearly escapes, twisting over to try and put his back on the mat, but Lauzon hooks a leg and controls him to reestablish back control. Lauzon flattens out Gomi and begins peppering the belly-down Japanese veteran with punches. The left hands start coming hard and heavy, and Gomi stops moving after a few punches land flush to the temple. Lauzon stands up and walks away before referee Herb Dean stops the fight. A confused Gomi sits up a few seconds later and Dean officially waves off the bout; it’s a bizarre finish, but Joe Lauzon gets the stoppage victory.

The Official Result

Joe Lauzon def. Takanori Gomi via TKO (Punches) R1 2:37

Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder

Round 1

Barboza lands a kick to the inside of Felder’s lead leg and gets one back on the outside from the “Irish Dragon.” The Brazilian tries to go upstairs with a left high kick that goes off Felder’s arm. A lightning-fast pair of switch kicks to the body score for Barboza, but he’s bearing some redness on his right eye from a Felder left hand. Felder misses with a spinning kick, lands one to Barboza’s leg. Barboza’s right eye is swelling rapidly, and now the Brazilian moves to his left side, away from Felder’s left hook. Barboza continues to tack on the leg kicks, but after two or three more, Felder begins to check them. A spinning back fist from Barboza wraps around Felder’s head, drawing a grin from the Philadelphian. Barboza’s next attack, a spinning back kick, lands to Felder’s cup. Felder drops to the ground in agony, but he recovers after a minute and gets back to business with under two minutes remaining. Barboza scores with a left hook, puts a kick on Felder’s arm and slides out of the way of a spinning back kick. Felder puts a right high kick on Barboza’s arm and then steps in with a knee. A spinning back fist is blocked by Barboza, who counters with a straight left.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Felder
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Barboza
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Barboza

Round 2

Barboza puts a kick on Felder’s lead leg, then gets backed up by a spinning kick to the body. The Brazilian answers with a spinning kick to the body of his own. Felder resets and steps into the pocket with a standing elbow strike; a few seconds later, he clips Barboza with a spinning back fist. The lightweights meet back in the middle, where Felder uses head movement to slip a pair of hard punches. Barboza comes back with a loud kick to Felder’s front leg; Felder checks the next two kicks from Barboza, now with two minutes left in the round. A spinning elbow from Felder clips Barboza, who wheels around with a heel kick that lands to Felder’s back. Felder snuffs out a brief takedown attempt and walks forward on Barboza, swinging combinations but not coming up with much clean offense. A right hand on the end of a combo scores for Felder, and Barboza closes the round with a body punch and a switch kick to Felder’s arm.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Barboza
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Barboza
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Barboza

Round 3

Felder presses forward at the start of the final round, but he’s having trouble getting punches through as Barboza launches long kicks to keep him at bay. Barboza lands a switch kick to the body, then slides off center to dodge Felder’s spinning back fist counter. A straight left hand snaps back Felder’s head, then another hard kick further reddens his left thigh. Barboza is winning with hand speed down the stretch, countering Felder’s punches with quick left hooks and following up with more punishment to the lead leg. Felder clips Barboza with a right hook, throws a kick to the body, then has to bail out as Barboza catches it and swings a vicious left-handed counter. Felder clips with an uppercut, misses with a spinning kick as the final minute ticks down. With 30 seconds left, Felder presses Barboza against the cage with an underhook, but nothing comes of the clinch and the fight ends without further incident.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Barboza (29-28 Barboza)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Barboza (30-27 Barboza)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Barboza (30-27 Barboza)

The Official Result

Edson Barboza def. Paul Felder via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye

Round 1

Eye catches Tate rushing forward at the start of the fight and cuts her off with a left hand. Tate eats a few jabs as she tries to work her way inside, then a right hook from Eye clears “Cupcake” out of the pocket. The early punches have reddened Tate’s nose and forehead just 90 seconds into the fight, but she continues to step forward. Tate grazes with a high kick and gets lit up by a three- or four-piece combination from Eye right behind it. Tate swings and misses with a wild right hand, and Eye makes her pay with another hard counter. Eye shoves her oppoennt away as Tate tries to clinch up away from the fence. Tate changes levels and gets stuffed on a double-leg attempt, then knocks Eye backward with a left hook. A straight right hand on the jaw puts Eye on the ground, and Tate wastes no time jumping on her fallen foe. Eye holds her in deep half guard and tries to prevent the pass as Tate works to extract her right leg. Tate elbows her in the side of the head and maintains heavy top pressure for the final minute of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Tate
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-10
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Tate

Round 2

Tate is hunting for the right hand again at the start of round two, faking a level change to get Eye looking the wrong way. When the punch isn’t there, Tate rushes Eye against the fence with an underhook. Eye lands an elbow in the clinch and slips out the open side, then circles back to the center. Eye rushes forward throwing punches and gets clipped by Tate’s counter right hand. An inside leg kick lands for Eye, then she gets drilled on the chin by another Tate right straight. An overhand right from Tate sends Eye staggering backward, but when Tate pounces on the ground, Eye catches her head in a reverse triangle. Tate gives the thumbs up, and a few seconds later, she slips her head free. It’s north-south position for Tate with under two minutes to go in the round. Eye spins to put her back in half guard, so Tate leans left to right across Eye’s body to drill the body with hard elbows. Tate loops her right arm around Eye’s head and works for a topside one-armed guillotine choke, but Eye saves herself by controlling Tate’s left wrist. Tate gets the left hand free in the closing seconds, wraps up the guillotine and drops to guard, but time runs out.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-8 Tate
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Tate
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Tate

Round 3

Tate lands a switch kick to the body and a right hook behind it, then gets out of the pocket as Eye swings to counter. A jab lands for Tate, who blocks a left high kick and then eats a jab from Eye. The bantamweights fight in the center of the cage with 3:30 on the clock. Tate is still finding a home for her right hand, though Eye is starting to find her jab late in the game. Tate blasts Eye to the mat with a fast takedown, then turns the corner to take the back when Eye tries to stand. Tate is only able to secure one hook before Eye closes her legs and turns to the side, trapping both of Tate’s arms on the way. Tate lands heel strikes to Eye’s body and appears to land one to the head, but there’s no call from referee Yves Lavigne. With 30 seconds left, Lavigne stands the fighters up despite Tate having the dominant position. Tate rushes Eye against the cage, where Eye feeds her an elbow and a pair of knees as she defends the final takedown attempt.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Tate (30-26 Tate)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Tate (30-28 Tate)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Tate (30-27 Tate)

The Official Result

Miesha Tate def. Jessica Eye via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

UFC Bantamweight Title Fight:
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao

Round 1

Referee Herb Dean is the third man in the cage for tonight’s championship main event, with judges Sal D’Amato, Brian Puccillo and Rick Winter scoring at cageside. Dillashaw slides backward to evade Barao’s opening jab and gives a smile before blocking a pair of high kicks from the Brazilian. Barao lands a body kick and clips Dillashaw with a left hook, then clinches and hits the champ with a knee to the gut. Dillashaw connects with an uppercut, a body blow and a right hand. The Team Alpha Male fighter pushes Barao against the fence and works short punches to the body, while Barao locks down Dillashaw’s right arm with an overhook and lands a few knees to the body. The bantamweights separate with 2:15 on the clock, but Dillashaw catches a kick a few seconds later and slugs Barao with a straight right. Barao paws at his nose which seems to be leaking a bit of blood late in the round. An uppercut knocks Barao off balance, but he recovers and hits Dillashaw with a heavy leg kick inside. Down to the final minute, Dillashaw is picking off the challenger’s wide punches with straight shots down the center. Barao slips an uppercut and cracks Dillashaw with a hard left hook in the closing seconds, but Dillashaw just grins and waves Barao forward.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Dillashaw
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Dillashaw
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Dillashaw

Round 2

Dillashaw puts a hard kick on the right side of Barao’s body and follows up with a pair of straight punches. He shoots on Barao’s legs and works for a high double against the fence; Barao defends, so Dillashaw stands up and holds the challenger on the cage with an underhook. Barao breaks away 90 seconds into the round, but Dillashaw gives him no space as he sends a hard left hand down the middle. Barao counters a high kick with a clean left hand upstairs and then drives Dillashaw to the mat with a quick takedown. Dillashaw is back on his feet within seconds, putting Barao back up against the fence. Barao scores with a knee to the body, but when Dillashaw releases, the Brazilian gets zapped with a pair of clean right hands. Two minutes left in the round as Dillashaw slips throwing a kick, then eats a left straight from Barao as he stands. From the southpaw stance, Dillashaw snaps back Barao’s head with jabs. Barao clinches, throws a knee to the body and then releases to draw a deep breath. Dillashaw spends the final half minute of the round pressing Barao against the cage, then throws a few punches up top right at the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Dillashaw
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Dillashaw
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Dillashaw

Round 3

Dillashaw pressures Barao toward the fence, throwing out combinations but not coming up with many clean shots. A right hand connects for the champ before Barao reverses momentum and comes off the cage to land an inside leg kick. A straight left from Dillashaw rocks the head of Barao, who changes levels and tries a long double-leg shot. Dillashaw sprawls all over it and moves to take Barao’s back, but instead he allows the challenger to stand. Dillashaw is dropping his hands, trying to lure the tiring Barao into the pocket. Barao gets too close and takes a body kick, then eats an uppercut when he changes levels again. Dillashaw stands him up and pushes him to the fence, now at the midway point of the the round and the fight. Dillashaw pops his man with short right hands in the clinch; Barao answers with a few knees to the body. When Barao grabs for a guillotine with 45 seconds left in the round, Dillashaw backs out of the clinch. A right hook tags Barao as he steps forward, but he blocks the right high kick behind it. A left hook backs Barao up to the fence, and Dillashaw chases him down with an uppercut and a clinch knee before the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Dillashaw
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Dillashaw
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Dillashaw

Round 4

Dillashaw lands a leg kick and a clean left hook on the jaw, forcing Barao to stagger backward to the fence. Barao is on rubber legs as Dillashaw lights him up with straight punches and hooks, scoring with a dozen or more punches that knock the stunned Brazilian from side to side. With Dillashaw continuing to pour on the punishment, and with Barao no longer intelligently defending himself, referee Herb Dean pulls the champion away and stops the fight. T.J. Dillashaw defends the UFC bantamweight title with an impressive fourth-round technical knockout.

The Official Result

T.J. Dillashaw def. Renan Barao via TKO (Punches) R4 0:35

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