“UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida” took place Friday inside Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
A critical lightweight scrap with former top contender Gray Maynard and Clay Guida headlined the festivities. A lightweight shootout between Sam Stout and Spencer Fisher served as the event’s co-featured contest.
Here are the official results and play-by-play from tonight’s action:
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Ken Stone Defeated Dustin Pague via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
1stRound: Pague connects on a knee to the midsection as they separate from the clinch. Stone counters with a one-two combination. Pague clocks him with a straight right hand. Stone takes an accidental kick to the stones and time is called. Game on. Pague hits him with a right, Stone answers with a kick to the body. Close round to score. Pague, 10-9.
2ndRound: Stone’s been attempting a single-leg takedown for nearly two minutes. The ref finally breaks it up. Pague takes a shot to the groin and time is called. Game on. Stone starting to punish his lead leg. He follows up with a right hook. Another close stanza. Stone, 10-9.
3rdRound: Stone clobbers him with a right hand to the face. Pague stuffs a takedown attempt. Pague got him down for a second, but Stone scrambles to top position. Stone doing just enough to prevent the standup. Pague gets to his feet, though only 25 ticks to go. Stone, 10-9, and likely took the scrap, 29-28.
Dan Miller Defeated Ricardo Funch via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:12 in the 3rdRound
1stRound: Miller lands a big body kick. Good back and forth action, with both welterweights connecting. Funch working hard for a takedown attempt. Close frame to score. Miller, 10-9.
2ndRound: Miller comes out firing and catching him in a standing guillotine choke. He transitions to a double-leg takedown to no avail. Miller ate some short elbows to the dome. Funch scores on a right hand as they separate. Funch gets caught in another standing guillotine choke. Funch ends up in top position, but he has to watch his left leg because his opponent is trying to snap it. Funch stands over him and lands a couple of bombs. Miller tags him with an up-kick and gets to his feet. Funch, 10-9.
3rdRound: Miller drops him with a right hand and follows Funch to the canvas. He’s giving him the business on the ground, but Funch appears to have recovered. They get to their feet. Miller rocks him again with a knee. Funch is hanging in there. Miller locks in a guillotine choke and is finally able to finish him.
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Matt Brown Defeated Luis Ramos via TKO (Strikes) at 4:20 in the 2ndRound
1stRound: Ramos drags him to the mat and ends up in side control. He now takes his back while Brown fights to his feet. They exchange punches, with Ramos connecting better shots. Ramos, 10-9.
2ndRound: Ramos immediately goes for a single-leg takedown to no avail. Brown gets free and scores with a big knee to the body while in the clinch. Brown nails him with another devastating knee and is bringing the pain. Ramos is eating punches, knees, elbows and the kitchen sink but he refuses to fall. Unfortunately for the Brazilian, the referee has seen enough.
Chris Camozzi Defeated Nick Catone via TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage – Cut) at 1:51 in the 3rdRound
1stRound: Catone lands a nice uppercut. Camozzi stuffs a takedown attempt. Catone scores on a right hand, but Camozzi counters with a flying knee to the face. Catone connects on a one-two combination. He finally manages to wrestle Camozzi to the canvas. He connects on some nice short elbows. Catone, 10-9.
2ndRound: Camozzi clocks him with a combo to start off the middle stanza. Much jousting from both middleweights. Catone secures a single-leg takedown with a minute remaining. Catone, 10-9.
3rdRound: Catone eats a vicious knee to the mug and is gushing blood from his forehead. Camozzi thwarts a takedown attempt. Time is called to check the cut. The fight is called over the gash.
Steven Siler Defeated Joey Gambino via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:47 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Gambino goes for a takedown, but eats a knee to the forehead for his efforts. Blood is trickling down his face. Siler locked in a standing guillotine choke for a moment. Gambino gets free and rocks him for a brief second. Siler plants him on his back and ends up in side control. He transitions to his back, now full mount. Siler locks in another guillotine. It’s a wrap.
Rick Story Defeated Brock Jardine via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
1stRound: The welterweights are feeling each other out in the opening minutes. Story drags him to the mat and immediately takes his back. Jardine works his way to his feet. Story, 10-9.
2ndRound: Story instantly takes his back and has four minutes to work. Jardine scrambles free again. Story starting to unleash body kicks with regularity. Story takes his back again. He isn’t able to do anything with the adventitious position and Jardine gets up. Story gets another takedown just before the horn sounds.
3rdRound: This certainly isn’t the most thrilling scrap the Octagon has ever hosted… Story drops him with something and pounces. He tried to choke him out with a guillotine to no avail. They’re back to their feet. Jardine kicks him in the groin and time is called. Game on. Story, 10-9, and sweeps the cards, 30-27.
Ramsey Nijem Defeated C.J. Keith via TKO (Punches) at 2:29 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Nijem takes a knee to the groin. Time is called. Game on. Nijem working hard for a takedown and gets reversed. Kieth moved to full mount for a brief moment. They are back to their feet. Nijem secures a takedown and lands in full mount. He’s giving him the business and has half the round to work. Referee Yves Lavigne steps in. The stoppage appeared to be pretty early.
Ricardo Lamas Defeated Hatsu Hioki via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
1stRound: Hioki lands a couple of knees to the body before leading Lamas to the ground. Lamas reverses and picks him up and slams him to the mat. Both fighters are back to their feet. After much clinching against the fence, Hioki trips him to the mat and ends up in side control. Hioki, 10-9.
2ndRound: Hioki can’t finish a takedown and eats several punches for his troubles. He gets one now, though. However, Hioki gets caught in a guillotine choke on the way down. He escapes and is in top position. Hioki gets caught in another guillotine choke, but gets free again. And again. Hioki, 10-9.
3rdRound: Lamas scores on a one-two combo. Hioki appears a tad gassed. Yeah, Hioki was absolutely correct is stating he wasn’t ready for Jose Aldo… Hioki gets caught in another guillotine when he slams Lamas to the ground. It was pretty deep, but me managed to get out. Lamas, 10-9, but likely lost, 29-28.
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Cub Swanson Defeated Ross Pearson via TKO (Punches) at 4:14 in the 2ndRound
1stRound: Swanson a little careless with his punches and gets taken down. Swanson quickly works his way to his feet. Pearson gets rocked with a shot, but bounces right back up. Swanson clocks him with a kick to the head. Pearson’s takedown attempt gets stuffed. Swanson, 10-9.
2ndRound: Fast and furious action to start the stanza. Pearson puts him on his back for a moment. Swanson just missed with a flying knee, but connects on an up-kick as Pearson stands over him. The Brit is offering some solid GnP. Swanson gets to his feet and unleashes a three straight bombs that drops Pearson. He rains down some punches on the ground. Game. Set. Match, Swanson. It could be argued Lavigne was a little quick on the stoppage again, but Pearson was in trouble.
Brian Ebersole Defeated T.J. Waldburger via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
1stRound: Waldburger floors him with a vicious right hand. He goes in for the kill, but it appears Ebersole has recovered. He tries to scramble free, though Waldburger slaps on a tight D’arce choke. Ebersole manages to escape and get to his feet. He tags Waldburger with a couple of short elbows in the clinch. Waldburger, 10-9.
2ndRound: Ebersole works hard for a takedown and finally scores it. Waldburger immediately attempts several submissions off his back. Ebersole wiggles out of an armbar. Ebersole is now laying the lumber, but gets caught in a triangle choke. Ebersole, 10-9, despite the fact Waldburger tired countless subs from his back.
3rdRound: Waldburger tags him with a one-two combo. Ebersole manages to drag him to the canvas. He’s simply smothering Waldburger on the ground. Nothing too devastating has landed, but he is very active with his assault while in top position. Ebersole, 10-9, and probably took it, 29-28.
Sam Stout Defeated Spencer Fisher via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
1stRound: They are flinging the leather early, with Fisher appearing to get the better of the exchanges. Stout takes a kick to the cup and time is called. Game on. Stout eats a left hook. Stout shoots and secures the takedown. He lets Fisher back, only to plant him back on the ground. Tough round to score – Fisher won the standup, but Stout had two takedowns. Stout, 10-9.
2ndRound: Fisher continues to beat him to the punch. Stout scores on a one-two combo to the body. Stout takes another kick to the groin and Fisher is warned. Game on. Stout immediately plants him on his back after the break. Stout, 10-9.
3rdRound: Fisher said this could be his swan song. He’s looked solid thus far. He tags Stout with a left hook. Stout scores a takedown with two minutes remaining. Fisher gets to his feet. Stout plants him on his back once again. Stout, 10-9, and should win, 30-27. However, they were all close rounds so we’ll see how much the judges value Stout’s takedowns.
Gray Maynard Defeated Clay Guida via Split Decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
1stRound: Pro-Guida crowd here in NJ. Guida’s feet are very active early, great movement overall. He’s beat Maynard to the punch a few times and has opened up a cut on Maynard’s nose. Guida, 10-9.
2ndRound: The first-half of this round is a mirror of the first, though Guida isn’t landing as much. Regardless, Maynard can’t catch him. Maynard connects on two consecutive rights. He’s doing a much better job of cutting the cage off on Guida. Guida clocks him with a head kick. The crowd rains down boos due to lack of action. Maynard, 10-9.
3rdRound: Guida eats a right hand. Maynard finally goes for a shot, but gets thrown off. Maynard raises his hands in frustration of having to chase Guida around the Octagon. Maynard connects with two knees to the body as the horn sounds. The last two frames have been tough to score because neither is landing much due to Guida’s constant movement. Maynard, 10-9.
4thRound: UFC president Dana White just tweeted, “I thought it was impossible for this fight to suck. I WAS WRONG!!!!!!” There’s nothing new to write, just re-read what happened in the past two stanzas. Maynard is pissed. He drops his hands and talks trash right to Guida’s face. He lets Guida hit him in the mug. Guida shoots, but Maynard goes for a guillotine choke after stuffing the takedown attempt. Guida wiggles free. Guida, 10-9.
5thRound: Guida clobbers him with a head kick. Maynard answers back with a powerful right hand. Maynard is desperately trying to chase him down. If this was Pride, Guida would have been given a few yellow cards at this point. Referee Dan Miragliotta threatens to take a point away from Guida for running. Can he do that? It’s warranted if he does. The fight mercifully comes to an end. Who won? Not the fans…
Remember the pro-Guida crowd I mentioned to start the scrap? Yeah, they were heavily booing “The Carpenter” when one of the judges awarded him a 48-47 score.