“UFC on FOX: Evans vs. Davis” Live Results and Play-by-Play

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
January 28th, 2012

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“UFC on FOX: Evans vs. Davis” took place Saturday night inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Rashad Evans handed Phil Davis his first professional blemish in the night’s featured attraction. “Suga” secured next dibs at champion Jon Jones’ light heavyweight crown with the victory.

Chael Sonnan defeated Michael Bisping to earn a rematch with middleweight champ Anderson Silva in the co-main event.

Here are the official results and play-by-play from tonight’s action:

Preliminary Card:

Chris Camozzi Defeated Dustin Jacoby via Submission (Front Choke) at 1:08 in the 3rdRound

1stRound: Jacoby takes an accidental kick to the groin and time is called. Game on. Both connect on solid strikes. They continue exchanging power shots, though neither fighter seems fazed. Camozzi now takes a shot to the crotch. After a brief stoppage, Jacoby connects on a nice inside leg kick and lands two clean punches. Camozzi briefly drops him with a strike to the dome. Close round, but we’ll give it to Jacoby, 10-9.

2ndRound: Jacoby still appears dazed by the punch that floored him. Camozzi tags him with a low kick and then lands a nice right hand. He follows up with a left. Jacoby checks Camozzi’s cup again and time is called. The action resumes with both flinging leather. Camozzi scores on multiple punches. Camozzi, 10-9. 

3rdRound: Jacoby’s nose is gushing blood. Camozzi knocks him to the ground with a vicious shot. As Jacoby tries to get back up, Camozzi locks in a front choke. Jacoby is forced to cry uncle.

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Lavar Johnson Defeated Joey Beltran via KO (Punch) at 4:24 in the 1stRound

1stRound: Beltran denies touching gloves to start the scrap. Johnson briefly drops him with a punch to the noggin for the diss. Johnson is unleashed much more powerful shots. Johnson stuffs a takedown attempt. Johnson clocks him with numerous uppercuts and knocks Beltran out cold. #FacePlant

Michael Johnson Defeated Shane Roller via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

1stRound: Johnson thwarts a takedown attempt. And another one. Roller trying really hard to plant his opponent on the canvas. Johnson nails him with a right as they separate. Johnson pushes forward with a flurry. Johnson scores on a flying knee to the face as the horn blares. Johnson, 10-9.

2ndRound: Roller tags him with a big right hand. Johnson has him clinched against the fence, much to the crowd’s dismay. Roller pulls guard. They’re back to their feet. Johnson nails him with an uppercut and Roller counters with a right. Johnson connects on a left-right-leg kick combo. That flurry likely won Johnson the round, 10-9.

3rdRound: Roller dives for a single-leg takedown and advances to take his back. He’s laying the lumber and referee Herb Dean tells Roller to not hit the back of his head. Time is called mid-barrage to warn Roller. Johnson is now trying to fend off a rear-naked choke, but he’s stuck in a body lock with two minutes left. Johnson wiggles free and is now in top position. He’s unloading some nice ground-and-pound. Roller gets to his feet and eats a kick to the groin. Time is called. Game on. Roller, 10-9, but likely lost the fight, 29-28.

Charles Oliveira Defeated Eric Wisely via Submission (Calf Slicer) at 1:43 in the 1stRound

1stRound: Oliveira catches a kick and trips him to the mat. Oliveira drops down and attempts a leg lock. Wisely survives for a moment, but the Brazilian pulls him back down and forces him to tap to a calf slicer.

Cub Swanson Defeated George Roop via TKO (Punches) at 2:22 in the 2ndRound

1stRound: Swanson is bringing the heat early, but Roop appears to have survived the early storm. Roop tags him with a body kick. Roop tries for a single-leg takedown and Swanson judo tosses him to the canvas. Swanson catches a kick and trips him to the mat. Swanson, 10-9.

2ndRound: Some back-and-forth action to start the middle stanza. Swanson drops him with a violent right hand and goes in for the kill. It’s a wrap.

Mike Russow Defeated Jon Olav Einemo via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

1stRound: Russow charges forward and gets Einemo down within seconds. He allows Einemo back to his feet. Einemo nails him with a straight right and uppercut. Russow pushes ahead and drags him to the canvas. Russow moves to full-mount as the bell rings. Russow, 10-9.

2ndRound: Russow immediately has him staring up at the lights. Not much to write home about in regards to action. If Russow wasn’t a CPD officer, he’d be getting booed for inactivity. However, he’s maintaining Octagon control, so he is winning. Russow, 10-9.

3rdRound: Einemo comes out with a greater sense of urgency and tags him with a right hand and knee to the grill. He scores on another knee to the midsection, but is once again planted on his back. They get stood up. Einemo connects on some knees, though gets taken right back down for his efforts. Russow takes the uneventful scrap, 30-27.

Evan Dunham Defeated Nik Lentz via TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage – Left Eye Cut) at 5:00 in the 2ndRound

1stRound: Both connecting on shots early. Lentz takes him down for a split second and attempts a front choke to no avail. He picks Dunham up and slams him to the ground. Dunham scrambles free and tries a standing guillotine choke. Lentz wiggles loose. Dunham plants his foe on the canvas. Close round, but I’ll give it to Lentz, 10-9.

2ndRound: Dunham takes him down within seconds. Lentz gets to his feet and they exchange short blows in the clinch. Exciting flurry with both throwing and landing in the pocket. Dunham has him down again and attempts another guillotine. Lentz’s mug is messed up, but it’s a much closer fight than what his face is showing. Dunham, 10-9.

The bottom of Lentz’s left eye is JACKED. The scrapped is called. It’s pretty disgusting.

Main Card:

(FOX 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Chris Weidman Defeated Demian Maia via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)*

1stRound: Weidman threw a big punch and Maia fell, but it appeared to be a slip. Maia connects on a left hand. Plenty of jousting between the two. Weidman secures a takedown for a brief moment. Weidman, 10-9.

2ndRound: Weidman scores a takedown and lands in side control. Maia immediately gets to his feet. Maia appears content to keep the contest standing. The crowd starting to boo. Weidman’s shot gets stuffed. Weidman plants him on the mat just before the end of the frame. Weidman, 10-9.

3rdRound: Both 185-pounders seem winded. Weidman gets a takedown with four minutes left in the bout. They are back to their feet, and it’s not too thrilling. The horn sounds to end the festivities, but the boos almost drown out the bell. Maia did not look good, props to Weidman for stepping up on 11 days notice. Weidman, sweeps the fight, 30-27.

Chael Sonnen Defeated Michael Bisping via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

1stRound: Sonnen takes him down within seconds and dropped some bombs before Bisping got back to his feet. Uncle Chael leads him back to the canvas moments later. They’re standing again. Bisping has him pressed against the fence as they exchange knees to the midsection. Sonnen takes the round, 10-9, but Bisping looked pretty good.

2ndRound: Sonnen gets a body lock, but Bisping turns him into the cage. Bisping is doing a better job of imposing his game plan, he certainly looks faster. Sonnen gets a powerful takedown and is trying to unleash some ground-and-pound. The Brit gets back up and has Sonnen clinched against the fence. Sonnen looks winded. Bisping, 10-9.

3rdRound: It takes Sonnen all of five seconds to score a double-leg takedown. He advances to take his back, now moves to full-mount. Bisping gets to his feet and takes Sonnen down as the horn sounds. Sonnen, 10-9 and wins the fight, 29-28. It could go the other way, though…

Rashad Evans Defeated Phil Davis via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)

1stRound: Davis tags him with two big leg kicks to start things off. Davis doing a solid job of keeping Evans at bay. Evans catches a kick and slams him to the mat. He moves to side-control and now has a mounted crucifix, but only 30 seconds left in the round. Evans, 10-9.

2ndRound: Both light heavyweights exchanging strikes, but nothing significant landing. Davis continues to use his reach, while Evans comes with flurries. Evans catches another kick and trips him to the ground. Not much time left to do any damage, though. Evans, 10-9.

3rdRound: Evans thwarts a takedown attempt, though Davis is still fighting for a single-leg. Evans reverses and ends up on top. He took his back briefly, but they are standing again. Evans clocks him with an uppercut while in the clinch. Evans is a little sloppy with his punches and Davis gets a takedown. Evans, 10-9.

4thRound: Davis lands a kick to the stomach. Evans has found a home for his left jab, it’s called Phil Davis’ face. Davis has had two takedowns stuffed. Evans now takes his back with a minute left. Nothing spectacular in this stanza, or fight for that matter. Evans, 10-9.

5thRound: Evans catches a kick and takes Davis down with three minutes to go. Davis gets to his feet and eats a right hand for his troubles. Evans, sweeps the cards, 50-45. Not quite sure Jon Jones is quivering in his boots, though.

* – The scores were initially read as a Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) win for Weidman. Dana White said it was actually a Unanimous Decision victory for Weidman.

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