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‘UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira’ Live Results and Play-by-Play

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
April 26th, 2014
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“UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira” took place Saturday night inside Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Light heavyweight king Jon Jones defended his throne against Glover Teixeira in tonight’s featured attraction. A 205-pound shootout between Phil Davis and Anthony Johnson served as the co-main event.

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

Preliminary Card:

(UFC Fight Pass 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT)

Chris Beal Defeats Patrick Williams via KO (Flying Knee) at 1:51 in the 2ndRound

1stRound: Sloppy, yet exciting, slugout to start off the night. Beal takes a knee to the pills and time is called. Beal was bailed out, because Williams had him in some serious trouble before the illegal shot. Game on. Williams catches a kick and trips Beal to the canvas. Beal lands several bombs just before the final horn blares.

5thRound scores it: Beal, 10-9.

2ndRound: Williams connects with a knee to the midsection. He follows up with a combo. Beal answers with some clean punches. Beal unleashes a flying knee and knocks Williams out cold! GAME OVER!

(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Danny Castillo Defeats Charlie Brenneman via KO (Punch) at :21 in the 2ndRound

1stRound: Brenneman trips him to the ground within a minute. He quickly advances to side control and is unloading knees to Castillo’s ribs. Brenneman moves to full mount and goes for an armbar. Castillo escapes and takes his back. Brenneman grabs the fence to prevent a takedown and gets warned. They are standing. Brenneman completes a single-leg takedown. He takes his back and is now piggybacking Castillo. Castillo nearly caught him in a choke as the round came to an end.

5thRound scores it: Brenneman, 10-9

2ndRound: Castillo knocks him unconscious with a vicious right hook. Lights out.

Bethe Correia Defeats Jessamyn Duke via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

1stRound: Correia landing a couple of powerful leg kicks. Needless to say, Duke enjoying a nice reach advantage. Duke staying on the outside, but Correia is doing a good job of closing the distance. Correia continues to beat her to the punch. She follows up with a kick.

5thRound scores it: Correia, 10-9.

2ndRound: Correia continues to punish Duke’s legs. She has Duke clinched against the age, but gets taken down and almost caught in a choke. Correia takes top position and is fighting to get in side control. Correia takes her back, though Duke gets to her feet and tosses Correia off of her. They’re standing again. Correia tags her with a left hook. Another solid left by Correia.

5thRound scores it: Correia, 10-9

3rdRound: Considering Duke has long limbs, she sure gets hit a lot. Clearly, she needs to take notes from Jon Jones later tonight on how to exploit your reach advantage. Correia continues to tee-off. Duike finally connects with a right. Correia returns the favor with a combo. Correia unleashes a flurry, but Duke gets a takedown. Correia easily reverses.

5thRound scores it: Correia, 10-9, and likes swept the cards, 30-27.

Takanori Gomi Defeats Isaac Vallie-Flagg via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

1stRound: Gomi throwing haymakers, landing a few but not clean. Vallie-Flagg is down to engage. He tags him with a right. And another. It’s only halfway through the opening round and it looks like Gomi is breathing really hard. Gomi catches a kick and throws him to the ground. He lands in Vallie-Flagg’s half-guard. Gomi moves to his back. Vallie-Flagg willges loose.

5thRound scores it: Vallie-Flagg, 10-9.

2ndRound: Vallie-Flagg tags him with a right. Time is called because there’s loose tape on Gomi’s glove. Game on. Vallie-Flagg is the more active striker, but Gomi is still flinging leather. The Japanese star looks out of shape, though. Gomi nails him with a hook to the liver that appeared to hurt Vallie-Flagg. Gomi starting to do some work, and Vallie-Flagg’s is showing it.

5thRound scores it: Gomi, 10-9.

3rdRound: Vallie-Flagg gets him to the ground and is pounding away on his dome. Gomi gets to his feet. Vallie-Flagg has him clinched against the cage. Gomi reverses and lands a knee to the midsection. Gomi lands a flurry, all shots landing clean. Vallie-Flagg’s face is jacked, but he’s still game. They’re clinching against the cage. Vallie-Flagg drags him to the mat and has his back. Gomi takes top position.

5thRound scores it: Gomi, 10-9, and likely rallied, 29-28.

Joseph Benavidez Defeats Tim Elliott via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 4:08 in the 1stRound

1stRound: Elliott charges him from the jump and gets a brief takedown. He tosses Benavidez to the canvas and jumps on his back. Elliott had him caught in a crucifix for awhile, but couldn’t do much damage. Benavidez gets back up and scores a takedown. Benavidez slaps on a guillotine choke from the top. Elliott’s hands are trapped and taps frantically with his feet.

Main Card:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Max Holloway Defeats Andre Fili via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:39 in the 3rdRound

1stRound: They exchange shots in the pocket. Fili appeared to hurt him with a punch to the body. Fili is beating him to the punch early. Holloway connects with two unanswered right hands. Fili gets a brief takedown. Great back-and-forth between the two.

5thRound scores it: Fili, 10-9.

2ndRound: Holloway clocks him in the face with a knee while in the clinch. He catches a kick and tosses Fili to the mat. Fili eats a right. Holloway starting to find his groove. Holloway tags him with a knee to the body, but gets taken down for his troubles. That might have been a quick stand up by the ref. Holloway lands a spinning back kick to the stomach.

5thRound scores it: Holloway, 10-9.

3rdRound: Not much action in the early minutes. Fili secures a big takedown with three minutes left. He lets Holloway back up. Fili eats a right hand. Holloway goes for a front choke to no avail. He has Fili clinched against the cage. He is giving Fili the business. Holloway slaps on a guillotine and Fili is forced to cry uncle.

Jim Miller Defeats Yancy Medeiros via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:18 in the 1stRound

1stRound: Miller trying to find his range. Medeiros continues to keep Miller at bay with his reach. Miller hurts him with a punch to the midsection. Medeiros calls him in as if it didn’t hurt, which we all knows that means it did hurt. Miller gets a takedown and slaps on a guillotine choke. Medeiros is fending it off as best he can. Medeiros is out cold on top of Miller.

Luke Rockhold Defeats Tim Boetsch via Submission (Kimura) at 2:08 in the 1stRound

1stRound: Boetsch goes for a single-leg and Rockhold gets him in an inverted-reverse triangle choke. Rockhold is now looking for a kimura. Boetsch is forced to call it quits.

Anthony Johnson Defeats Phil Davis via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

1stRound: Davis is a ripped light heavyweight. Johnson is a tank. Davis shoots and eats an uppercut. Davis answeres with a right of his own. Johnson scores with a leg kick. Johnson clearly worked on his uppercuts in preparations for countless takedown attempts. Davis looks wobbly from one of the uppercuts. Johnson is laying the lumber, but Davis fights to his feet. Davis is bleeding around his left eye. Davis desperately needs a takedown, but I don’t think that’s gonna happen.

5thRound scores it: Johnson, 10-9.

2ndRound: Davis doesn’t look nearly as confident as when he entered the cage. Understandable considering what took place in the opening five minutes. Johnson, meanwhile, looks cool as a cucumber. Davis trying something new with kicks, but nothing significant has connected. Johnson is stuffing every takedown attempt and landing at a high percentage. Not as many bombs as in the first frame, but he’s scoring. Johnson is in complete control.

5thRound scores it: Johnson, 10-9.

3rdRound: Johnson doesn’t even sit between rounds, so don’t expect him to gas out tonight. Davis needs a finish, or a miracle. Davis gets a body lock and still can’t drag Johnson to the ground. Davis was talking a ton of smack to Jones during fight week. Perhaps he should have kept all his attention on Johnson… Davis has offered up no offense tonight.

5thRound scores it: Johnson, 10-9, and should easily run the table, 30-27.

Jon Jones Defeats Glover Teixeira via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) (Jones retains UFC light heavyweight title)

1stRound: Dan Miragliotta is the third man inside the octagon. Kick to the body by Jones. Teixeira counters with a right. Jones lands a knee to the body. Jones lands a head kick. Teixeira takes accidental finger to the eye and time is called. Game on. Teixeira is throwing bombs, clearly looking for an overhand right. Jones catches a kick and trips him to the canvas for a moment. Jones continues to switch up his stance to keep the Brazilian guessing. Jones kicks him in the body.

5thRound scores it: Jones, 10-9.

2ndRound: Jones working leg kicks now. Jones throwing front kicks to the kneecap again. He nails Teixeira with a standing elbow. Miragliotta calls time to warn Jones of his fingers. Will take a point the next time. The break may have helped Teixeira because one of those elbows appeared to hurt him. Teixeira lands several punches. Jones unloading plenty of standing elbows, like he did on Rashad Evans. Jones scores with a spinning back kick and short elbow combo.

5thRound scores it: Jones, 10-9.

3rdRound: Teixeira shoots and eats two knees to the stomach for his efforts. Jones knocks his mouthpiece loose with an uppercut. Teixeira connects with an uppercut. They’re grinding against the cage, Jones throwing short elbows and Teixeira with uppercuts. Jones scores with a kick and punch combo.

5thRound scores it: Jones, 10-9.

4thRound: Teixeira has a nasty cut on his right eyebrow. Jones continues his assault. I don’t think he’s thrown his right hand in a while, so maybe there’s something wrong with it? No worries, his elbows are doing plenty of damage. Teixeira is still throwing leather, but can’t connect cleanly. Jones clocks him with a spinning elbow. Jones is giving him the business with elbows. Jones gets a takedown just before the horn.

5thRound scores it: Jones, 10-9.

5thRound: Jones is dominating him. Let’s see if he can post a highlight reel finish. Teixeira needs a Hail Mary knockout. Jones gets a brief takedown. Jones is clinching him against the fence. Teixeira nails him with two uppercuts. They are exchanging punches in the pocket. Teixeira’s mouthpiece falls out again and time is called to clean it. No idea why Jones is putting his win at risk by engaging in a shootout, but his call. Jones puts it in cruise control the final minute.

5thRound scores it: Jones, 10-9, and probably swept the cards, 50-45.

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