UFC on Fuel TV results.
by Dennis Hartung.
The UFCís first event on Fuel TV was a success, headlined between a fight with Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger, with the winner facing Carlos Condit for the interim welterweight title.
The event was kicked off with a bout between new lightweight fighters, Bernardo Magalhaes and Yoislandy Izquierdo. Magalhaes was able to control the fight everywhere it whent and had a good debut. However Izquierdo was able to land hard shots, which he didnít do much of, causing him to lose a split decision. 30-27, 28-29 & 29-28 for Bernardo Magalhaes.
The next fight on the card featured two more new lightweight fighters, as Anton Kuivanen took on. C.J. Keith. Keith looked really good in this fight, where he picked apart Kuivanen with his kickboxing, until late in the first round where he knocked down Kuivanen but was unable to finish the fight. However Kuivanen was not able to recover from that and with thirty second into the second round, Keith knocked Kuivanen down again, and this time finished him with strikes.
Next fight we had two debuting middleweight as one of Jacksonís Submission Fighting prospect, Buddy Roberts, makes his debut against another fighter making his UFC debut, Sean Loeffler. Nether fighter had a very successful as they were both content on wrestling, however nether one of them were able to get much control. Also Roberts gassed early in the second round showing the UFC fans that he doesnít have that well on a gas tank. 30-27 for Loeffler.
Next up was a fight between Ultimate Fighter season 14 cast member, John Albert and long time MMA vet, Ivan Menjivar. Albert has shown a lot of improvement since his time on TUF, both striking, where he had the noticeable advantage over Menjivar and his grappling where he was able to control Menjivar for a good amount of time. However Menjivar showed that Albert is not that good off his back and was able to control him their for most of the first round, however was unable to continue on his first round success and lost a decision to Albert, 29-28.
The next fight was the final fight on the facebook portion of the card and the final prelim bout when two undefeated fighters, Stipe Miocic and Philip De Fries, fought. For this fight many people thought Miocic had an advantage over De Fries in the stand-up department, oh were they wrong, as De Fries was dominating Miocic in the stand-up with Miocic landing a few punches. However De Fries went to his advantage to win the fight, getting the arm triangle at two minutes and twenty-two seconds in the third round to force the tap.
Now we have the first fight of the main card, as Ultimate Fighter season 13 winner, Jonathan Brookins took on Vanger Rocha. Both fighters were evenly matched early on, with Brookins able to push Rocha against the cage, however he was too confident and Rocha was able to slap on a fight ending guillotine choke.
Next we have a bout between Ultimate Fighter season 15 bantamweight runner-up, T.J. Dillashaw takes on Walel Watson. A good fight for both fighters. In the first half of the fight Watson was dominating with strikes, and then decides to take the fight to the ground were he controlled Dillashaw for half the round. When Dillashaw eventually got back to his feet, where they were even until one minute left, where Dillashaw finally got a takedown. For the third and final round Dillashaw was able to control Watson, however was unable to finish him and lost a decision by the score of 29-28.
The next fight we have Ronny Markes and Aaron Simpson. Not a fan friendly fight as all three rounds had lay and pray by one of the fighters, with Ronny Markes getting the better of the ground grappling in round 1 and 3 to win a 29-28 decision.
Next up we had the co-main event of the evening as the tallest UFC fighter, Stefan Struve took on Dave Herman. Herman should focus less time on training fancy punches, which he threw a lot of and didnít land any, and focus more time on training his ground game, where Struve was able to beat Herman with a rear naked control late in the third round after a fight of dominating Herman on the ground.
We finally reached the main event, which was a number one contender match for the interim welterweight championship, between Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez. Ellenberger won the first round with wall and stall. Round two was a whole new story as Ellenberger was able to rock Sanchez, who decided not to stand with Ellenberger after that and went for a takedown, which he got. However Ellenberger was able to lock on a triangle choke on Sanchez, and even though Sanchez was able to power bomb Ellenberger, that didnít not break the hold and Ellenberger won the bout.
Jake Ellenberger defeated Diego Sanchez by submission.
Stefan Struve defeated Dave Herman by submission.
Ronny Markes defeated Aaron Simpson by unanimous decision
Walel Watson defeated T.J. Dillashaw by unanimous decision
Vagner Rocha defeated Jonathan Brookins by submission
Philip De Fries defeated Stipe Miocic by submission
John Albert defeated Ivan Menjivar by unanimous decision
Sean Loeffler defeated Buddy Roberts by unanimous decision
C.J. Keith defeated Anton Kuivanen by TKO
Bernardo Magalhaes defeated Yoislandy Izquierdo by split decision.