UFC On FOX 9: Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 2 LIVE Play-by-Play & Results
by Ryan Frederick on December 14, 2013

Welcome fight fans to InsideFights’ live coverage of UFC On FOX 9 from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California headlined by a UFC Flyweight Championsip bout as Demetrious Johnson defends the title against top contender Joseph Benavidez in their second meeting. I’m Ryan Frederick and I’ll be providing coverage of tonight’s fight card, which sees the main card airing on FOX with prelims airing on FOX Sports 1 and the opening bout streaming online.

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Darren Uyenoyama vs. Alptekin Ozkilic

Referee: Mike Beltran

ROUND 1- Ozkilic is making his UFC debut as an injury replacement for John Moraga as Uyenoyama looks to get back into the win column. Mike Beltran referees this opening bout in the flyweight division. Ozkilic is the favorite in this fight despite being the late replacement. They touch gloves to start. Uyenoyama misses a leg kick and Ozkilic starts off with a jab. Ozkilic with a big leg kick. Ozkilic with a combo followed by a leg kick and then rocks Uyenoyama with a nice left hook. Uyenoyama goes for the takedown but Ozkilic grabs the neck though Uyenoyama gets him down. Ozkilic looking for a choke as Uyenoyama looks to get him all the way planted on the mat. Uyenoyama gets him on his back and is in the guard. Ozkilic throws his leg over looking for the armbar but Uyenoyama gets his arm out. They get back to the feet but Uyenoyama gets the fight back down and is looking to extend Ozkilic to his back. Ozkilic transitions to the guard of Uyenoyama and looks to posture up. Uyenoyama is good off of his back and they scramble to their feet. Uyenoyama with a high kick. Uyenoyama goes for the single-leg but it is stuffed. Uyenoyama with a right hand and drives for the takedown but Ozkilic trips him and takes the fight down and into Uyenoyama’s guard. Uyenoyama is looking to throw his legs up but Ozkilic blocks it. Ozkilic with a right hand from the top and then lands an elbow. Ozkilic with a right hand as Uyenoyama tries to push him off. Ozkilic with some more nice punches from the top and they stand back up. Uyenoyama with a big leg kick and lands a left hand. Ozkilic with a left hook and the round ends. Close round there. 10-9 Uyenoyama.

ROUND 2- Uyenoyama goes for a quick takedown to start the round but it is stuffed and Ozkilic lands a nice combination. Uyenoyama goes back for the takedown but Ozkilic has a good sprawl and is looking to grab the neck. Ozkilic goes into side control and is looking to land some elbows from the position. Uyenoyama gets Ozkilic into his guard and is looking to isolate an arm but Ozkilic knows what he is looking for. Ozkilic with some solid punches from the top and they then get to their feet. Ozkilic lands a left hand. Uyenoyama with a big right hand. Uyenoyama with a body kick but Ozkilic lands a big right hand in counter. Uyenoyama goes for the takedown but pulls guard and gets Ozkilic in it. Ozkilic with an elbow from the top. They battle for position but are stood up by the referee. Uyenoyama with a body kick but Ozkilic pushes with a combination. Ozkilic with an uppercut. Uyenoyama goes for the takedown but doesn’t come close to getting it. Ozkilic with a leg kick. Ozkilic stuffs another takedown and goes into the guard of Uyenoyama. They get back to the feet and Ozkilic lands a right hand. Uyenoyama lands a series of leg kicks and the round ends. This one goes to Ozkilic. 10-9 Ozkilic, 19-19.

ROUND 3- Uyenoyama throws off some leg kicks to start the round. Ozkilic with a jab and then lands a big right hand that stuns Uyenoyama. Ozkilic rushes in and they clinch against the fence. Uyenoyama had the advantage but Ozkilic gets the takedown and falls into the guard. Ozkilic looks to posture up but Uyenoyama gets his leg thrown up and is working in the rubber guard. Ozkilic gets out and they get to their feet. Uyenoyama goes for the wheel kick but misses and falls down. They trade leg kicks and Ozkilic lands a big uppercut that hurts Uyenoyama. Ozkilic with a right hand and he defends a takedown from Uyenoyama. Ozkilic with another nice series of punches leading with the uppercut. Ozkilic with another overhand right. Ozkilic with the jab as he pushes Uyenoyama away with it. Uyenoyama with a body kick.  They get to the ground and Ozkilic goes into the guard but they get back up. Ozkilic rocks Uyenoyama with another right hand and then gets another takedown and into the guard of Uyenoyama. They get back ip and Ozkilic again lands another combo. He has this round unless Uyenoyama gets something big in the waning moments. Ozkilic with a leg kick. Uyenoyama misses a spinning back fist. They have a nice exchange to end the fight. 10-9 Ozkilic, 29-28 Ozkilic.

Official Result: Alptekin Ozkilic def. Darren Uyenoyama by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)


Abel Trujillo vs. Roger Bowling

Referee: John McCarthy

ROUND 1- Trujillo and Bowling rematch after their fight in August ended in controversy due to illegal strikes from Trujillo. They haven’t forgotten about it either. John McCarthy is the referee. Bowling misses a leg kick to start and Trujillo lands some big power punches. Bowling with some punches and Trujillo grabs his back and tries to get the fight down and does. Bowling scrambles to his feet and is looking to lock in a choke as they got to the ground. Bowling has Trujillo against the fence in side control and is looking for that choke.  Bowling has the neck still as Trujillo looks to stand up. Trujillo gets up and lands some punches and knees and then a flying knee. Trujillo with a right hand and just misses a left hand. Trujillo with a straight left. Bowling with a leg kick and then Trujillo lands a leg kick. Trujillo with a left hand and then a big knee to the body. Bowling is cut under his eye. Trujillo with a right hand that stuns Bowling and he lands another. Trujillo with big knees to the body. Bowling misses a front kick and is starting to tire already. Trujillo with a straight left hand. They trade punches but Trujillo lands a clean combination. Bowling goes for the takedown but it is stuffed and Trujillo scores the takedown. Trujillo with knees to the body on the ground and he moves into guard. Bowling with some punches from the bottom but Trujillo postures up. They get to the feet and Trujillo lands another knee and a combo. Bowling with a leg kick as we have ten seconds left. Round ends. 10-9 Trujillo.

ROUND 2- Trujillo misses a big uppercut as Bowling lands a leg kick. Bowling lands another but Trujillo reverses it into a takedown. Bowling grabs the neck and Trujillo goes into side control but they get up. Trujillo lands a big right hand into a takedown and Trujillo is in Bowling’s guard. Bowling is going for the neck but Trujillo is getting out of it by pushing forward. Trujillo is pushing Bowling against the cage. Trujillo stands up and starts landing big right hands from the top. Trujillo is landing more punches and lands a knee. More ground and pound finishes Bowling off as McCarthy stops the fight. Trujillo with the big TKO win as Bowling is busted open badly. Excellent performance from Trujillo.

Official Result: Abel Trujillo def. Roger Bowling by TKO (strikes) at 1:35 of Round 2


Sam Stout vs. Cody McKenzie

Referee: Herb Dean

ROUND 1- McKenzie moves back up to the lightweight division for this fight to take on the long-time UFC veteran Stout. Herb Dean makes his first appearance as a referee tonight. Stout is the favorite in this fight. Stout with a quick combo. McKenzie goes for the takedown and gets it and is looking to move into side control. McKenzie is in the half-guard and landing from the top. Stout needs to watch his neck. They battle for position on the ground. They fight against the fence and get to their feet. McKenzie goes back for the takedown but Stout escapes. McKenzie chases him around the Octagon and they tie up against the fence. They trade knees to the body. McKenzie with knees against the fence. Stout breaks and lands a right hand off the break. McKenzie lands a nice left hand. Stout with a head kick. McKenzie with another high kick as Stout lands a combo. McKenzie misses a head kick. Stout lands a kick as McKenzie goes in for a takedown. Stout with a leg kick. McKenzie misses a left hand and Stout attacks the body. McKenzie with a body kick and then has a takedown stuffed by Stout. Stout with a body kick. Stout with another body kick. McKenzie with a glancing head kick. Stout with a leg kick. Stout drops McKenzie with a body punch. McKenzie wants him down but he stands up. Stout with another right hand to the body and then kicks the body. Stout with a head kick. McKenzie lands some punches. Stout misses a spin kick and the round ends. 10-9 Stout.

ROUND 2- Stout starts with a body punch. McKenzie lands a right hand. McKenzie goes for a takedown but Stout easily gets out of it. McKenzie goes for another takedown but Stout sprawls out. Stout with a right hand and then a glancing body kick. Stout with another body kick. McKenzie misses a left hand and goes for a takedown but gets nothing. McKenzie for another takedown but nothing. Stout with a body kick. Stout drops McKenzie for a moment with a right hand after grabbing his leg on a kick attempt. McKenzie lands a solid left hand. Stout with another body kick. McKenzie lands a straight left hand. Stout with a leg kick. Stout with a body punch. Stout with a head kick. Stout with another head kick and he slips for a moment. McKenzie with a left hand. Stout with a body kick. They trade punches. Stout lands a combo. McKenzie misses a head kick. Stout lands a big right hand. McKenzie goes for a takedown but Stout has good defense. Stout lands a combo that scores. They both land punches. Stout with a leg kick. McKenzie isn’t landing much and can’t get the takedowns. The crowd boos as the round ends. 10-9 Stout, 20-18 Stout.

ROUND 3- McKenzie likely needs a finish here. McKenzie misses a left hand and Stout lands a high kick. Stout backs McKenzie up with some punches. Stout just misses a big uppercut. Stout hurts McKenzie with a combo ending with a head kick. Stout with a body punch. Stout lands a big right hand. Stout with a high kick. Stout with a body kick. Stout with a solid combination. Stout ends a combo with a nice right hand to the jaw. McKenzie drops for a takedown but it is stuffed and Stout grabs the neck and is looking for the choke. He is in side control so McKenzie is out but Stout is putting pressure on. Stout lets go and they get up. Stout with a nice combo to the body. They trade punches. McKenzie tries to land a big right hand but misses. Stout gets the fight down and takes the back for a moment but they get up. Stout with another big punch to the body. Stout lands a body kick. Stout with a quick combo. Stout with another shot to the body. McKenzie misses a spinning back fist. Stout with a spinning back kick. Stout with another body punch. Stout with more right hands to the head and body. The crowd is booing likely out of boredom. Stout with another kick to the body. McKenzie goes for a takedown but they scramble to their feet with ten seconds left. Stout with one final body shot to end the fight. It should be an easy decision for him. 10-9 Stout, 30-27 Stout.

Official Result: Sam Stout def. Cody McKenzie by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Scott Jorgensen vs. Zach Makovsky

Referee: Mike Beltran

ROUND 1- Jorgensen is making his flyweight debut as Makovsky makes his UFC debut on short notice as an injury replacement. Makovsky is a former Bellator champion as well. This should be fun and Mike Beltran gets to be the third man in the Octagon. Jorgensen is the favorite in this one. Makovsky with an inside leg kick to start. Jorgensen comes back with a leg kick. They trade in close range. Jorgensen lands a straight left hand. Jorgensen with a nice combo but Makovsky lands a knee to the body. Makovsky goes for the takedown and grabs the back but Jorgensen gets out. Makovsky with a leg kick. Makovsky with a left hand. Jorgensen with a knee as they tie up. Jorgensen with a big right hand and they clinch against the fence. They break. Makovsky with a spinning back fist and then hurts Jorgensen with a kick. Makovsky with a head kick. Makovsky with a nice combo and lands another left hand. Makovsky with a leg kick. Makovsky with another left hand and Jorgensen grabs his neck. Jorgensen looks for the choke against the cage. Makovsky is out and they break. Makovsky with a leg kick. Makovsky with a left hand. Jorgensen with a body kick. Makovsky with a body kick. Makovsky with a left hand and then another as he misses a head kick. Jorgensen takes his body and gets a brief takedown but they are back up and tied up against the fence. Jorgensen with a brief takedown but Makovsky reverses it and the round ends. 10-9 Makovsky.

ROUND 2- Makovsky misses a leg kick. Makovsky with a body kick as they trade punches. They tie up and both are looking to score the takedown. Makovsky gets it but they get up and Jorgensen is looking for the choke and he has it in and ends up on top as Makovsky got out of it. Jorgensen is in Makovsky’s guard. They scramble and get back up. Jorgensen with a nice combo and Makovsky comes back with a big takedown. They are up against the cage and Jorgensen looks to wall walk. Makovsky takes the back as they get to their feet. They break free. Makovsky with a left hand. Jorgensen with a right hand and Makovsky goes for the takedown but they break. They both land left hands. Jorgensen with a knee to the body as they are tied up against the fence. Jorgensen with a knee against the fence and then knees to the legs as they break. Makovsky with a left hand. Makovsky goes for a takedown but Jorgensen ends up on top and in half-guard. Jorgensen with body punches from the top. Jorgensen with punches from the top as they get to their feet. They tie up against the fence and Jorgensen is looking for double under-hooks. Jorgensen with a knee to the body and the break the clinch. Makovsky with a superman punch. Makovsky with a nice combo. Makovsky with a head kick and they trade to end the round. 10-9 Jorgensen, 19-19.

ROUND 3- This fight is certainly up for grabs headed to the final round. Makovsky with a leg kick. Makovsky lands a nice left hand and Jorgensen fires back with a leg kick. Superman punch from Makovsky. Jorgensen attacks the body against the fence. Makovsky misses a spinning back fist. Jorgensen with a body kick. Makovsky with a knee to the body. They tie up and Jorgensen looks to take the back. Jorgensen with a knee to the head. Makovsky goes for a takedown but it is stuffed and they break. Makovsky lands a nice right hand. Makvosky gets a nice takedown but Jorgensen reverses and ends up in Makovsky’s guard. Jorgensen looks to posture up as Makovsky rolls out. Jorgensen has the beck and is looking to keep the fight down. They transition and Makvosky reverses and is on top. Jorgensen gives up his back and Makovsky looks to take advantage. Jorgensen reverses and winds up on top. They get to their feet and break. Jorgensen lands a nice combination. Makovsky lands a straight left hand. Jorgensen stuffs a takedown and grabs the neck and drags the fight down to the ground. They scramble on the ground and Makovsky ends up with the mount. He looks to take the back and is trying to lock the body. Makovsky has his arm under Jorgensen’s chin but he is out of danger. Makovsky has the back still as the fight ends. Close final round to a fun fight. 10-9 Makovsky, 29-28 Makovsky.

Official Result: Zach Makovsky def. Scott Jorgensen by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Bobby Green vs. Pat Healy

Referee: Herb Dean

ROUND 1- Green took this fight on short notice as a replacement for the injured Jamie Varner. He just fought on November 6. Healy looks for his first official UFC win. Herb Dean is the referee. Healy is the slight favorite in this fight. Healy lands two left hands to start but misses a combo. Green misses a leg kick. Healy misses some jab attempts. They both land punches and Green scores a takedown and has the back. Green with some punches but they get back up. Green with a leg kick. Green with a short right hand and Healy rushes in with some punches. Green lands a right hand and Healy counters with one of his own. They trade punches as Green circles away. Healy with a body punch but Green lands a nice combo in return. Green with a solid combination. They trade and Healy grabs the legs and is trying to get the fight down. Healy takes the back and lands some knees. Green causes a break. Green with a solid combination. Green with some nice jabs as Healy is unable to connect when he closes in. Healy goes down for a takedown and can’t get it but lands punches. Healy has his back and slams it down but Green gets back up. Healy is still going for the takedown and looking to grind this fight. They break. Green with a body punch. They both land punches. Healy with a solid combo but Green lands a big right hand. They trade close to end the round. 10-9 Green.

ROUND 2- Green ducks under some punch attempts from Healy. Healy misses with his left hand and Green lands a solid combo and moves out. Green with a double-jab. Healy is unable to land as Green is using good head movement and circling out. Green with a solid right hand. Green with a left hand. Healy comes in with a combo and grabs Green but Green escapes. Green with a nice combo and he avoids some punches from Healy. They tie up and Green takes the back and lands a knee to the body. Green has Healy pushed against the fence but Healy lands a short elbow. Green with a right hand and they trade leg kicks. Healy gets Green’s back and slams him down and takes the back. Healy has the over-under. Healy with some short punches and is looking to get the hooks in. Green escapes and they get up. Green lands a left hand. Healy is busted up. Healy with a nice right hand and they tie up. They break. Healy with a solid left hand. They tie up again and both look for the takedown. Green with a right hand. Green with a nice jab. Healy with a combo and gets a takedown. Healy has the back as they get up and Healy lands a combo against the fence and clinches up. Healy with a combo as he dirty boxes. Healy with short left hands. Green and Healy trade big right hands as they break. Green with a front kick. Healy with a solid combo. Green gets a quick takedown at the end but Healy lands punches. Close round. 10-9 Healy, 19-19.

ROUND 3- This fight is wide open. Healy with a leg kick. Green misses a left hand. Healy is rushing in as Green’s pace is slowing. Green with a right hand as Healy goes after the legs. Green with some left hands against the fence. Healy lands a right hand. Green rocks Healy with a right hand as Healy was rushing in. Jabs from Green. Healy with constant pressure and lands some in the clinch. They tie up against the fence as Green has Healy against the cage. Green is looking for the takedown and lands a right hand. Green has the underhooks. Knees from both men and they break. Healy with some nice left hands. Both men are bleeding now. They trade punches and Healy rushes in. Green lands a nice combination. Green with a big left hand. Healy goes for the takedown and gets it and takes the back. Healy looks to get his arm under Green’s neck. Healy with some punches from the back. Green reverses and takes Healy’s back. Healy gets out and they are tied against the fence. Healy with some short punches and they break. Green with a leg kick and Healy pushes forward with some punches. Healy with a right hand and Green goes for the takedown. Healy with some elbows. Green gets a takedown but Healy moves to the fence and is trying to get up. Green takes the back but Healy winds up on top and lands some punches. Healy with a flurry of punches from the top to end the fight. Close round. 10-9 Healy, 29-28 Healy.

Official Result: Bobby Green def. Pat Healy by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)


Danny Castillo vs. Edson Barboza

Referee: Mike Beltran

ROUND 1- Another lightweight bout is up as both men look for their third straight wins. Mike Beltran is the referee. Barboza is the favorite in this one. Barboza with some quick jabs. Castillo goes for the takedown but no can do. Barboza with a leg kick. Both trade left hooks. Barboza with a quick combo. Castillo with a hook to the body. Barboza with a big right hand and then lands a spin kick. Castillo misses a takedown and a right hand. Barboza with a nice combo. Castillo lands a right hand and Barboza slips. Castillo lands another right hand and has Barboza in trouble. Castillo takes the fight down and has the mount and takes the back and locks in a choke but Barboza escapes. Castillo with ground-and-pound from the top as Barboza is in a lot of trouble. Castillo with big punches from the top as Barboza is in trouble. More big punches from Castillo as Barboza looks for the triangle. Castillo with more punches as he takes the back and lands some more. Barboza looks back in this fight but Castillo has the back and is looking for the choke and has it in. Barboza grabbed the fence for the second time as Castillo lands more big punches from the top. Barboza is bleeding. More punches and elbows from the top from Castillo. Castillo passes guard but Barboza is looking for the heel hook. Castillo escapes into the guard and is landing more big punches. Hammerfists from Castillo as the crowd chants for him. Upkick from Barboza but Castillo lands a big elbow. Barboza survives the round but Castillo wins it big. 10-8 Castillo.

ROUND 2- Barboza comes out slower but lands a head kick. Barboza misses a right hand as Castillo misses a takedown. Barboza with a body kick and then a leg kick. Castillo misses a big right hand. Barboza with a leg kick. Barboza with another leg kick. Castillo with a jab and Barboza comes back with a spinning back kick to the body. Barboza with another big leg kick and then another. Castillo has a takedown attempt stuffed. Barboza with a spinning kick to the head of Castillo. Barboza with a leg kick. They trade left hands. Castillo misses a big right hand. Body kick from Barboza. Barboza with a huge leg kick. Barboza slips on a spin kick attempt and eats a left hand from Castillo. Barboza with another leg kick. Castillo with a body punch. Barboza with a leg kick. Barboza with a front kick. Barboza drops Castillo with a left hand and Barboza looks to finish. Hammerfists from Barboza and he locks in a D’arce choke. It is in tight but Castillo survives and Barboza lets go but ends up on top. Hammerfists from Barboza but Castillo lands from the bottom. Punches from the top from Barboza but they get up. Barboza misses a kick to end the round. 10-9 Barboza, 19-18 Castillo.

ROUND 3- Barboza with some leg kicks to start the final round. Castillo with a left hand. Barboza with more kicks and then lands a big right hand. Castillo misses on a takedown. Castillo lands a right hand as Barboza circles out. Barboza misses a combo but then gets in a front kick. They both land right hands. Castillo goes for the takedown but Barboza spins away and lands two leg kicks. Barboza with another leg kick. Castillo with a right hand. Castillo with a combination. Barboza with a leg kick. Castillo misses a right hand. Barboza clips Castillo with a left hand and then lands a big spinning back kick to the body. Barboza with another body kick. Barboza misses a head kick. Barboza with the jab. Castillo lands a right hand. Barboza lands a big left hook. Castillo gets a takedown stuffed. Barboza with another spin kick to the body. Castillo with a left hand and Barboza gets a takedown but they battle back to the feet. Barboza with another leg kick. 10 seconds left. Castillo with a head kick and the fight ends. We have this round for Barboza but the fight is even on our scorecards so it’ll be an interesting decision. 10-9 Barboza, 28-28.

Official Result: Edson Barboza def. Danny Castillo by majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)


Court McGee vs. Ryan LaFlare

Referee: Herb Dean

ROUND 1- We close out the prelims with a welterweight bout. LaFlare took the fight on short notice and he fought on November 9. McGee looks to move to 3-0 at 170 pounds while LaFlare looks to remain undefeated. Herb Dean is the referee. McGee is the slight favorite. They trade punches to start the fight. LaFlare with a head kick. They trade punches in close range. McGee with a head kick. LaFlare with a body kick and then scores a takedown. McGee tries a switch but LaFlare takes the back and gets another takedown but they are right back up. LaFlare with another takedown but they get up. McGee with a body kick and LaFlare lands one as well. McGee with a leg kick. They trade punches as McGee gets the better of it. LaFlare with a solid combination. LaFlare with a left hand and a leg kick. They trade punches and LaFlare lands a solid left hook. LaFlare has a small cut. They trade punches and McGee lands a big left hand. LaFlare with a solid combo and then a body kick. They trade punches. McGee with a leg kick. McGee with some body punches. McGee is bleeding as well. LaFlare misses a head kick but lands a Superman punch. McGee catches a leg kick and gets the fight down and is in side control. They scramble on the ground and McGee keeps the fight down. They get up and each land knees to the body. McGee with two leg kicks and they trade punches. LaFlare with some good body shots. They trade in close range again. McGee with a solid combo. McGee with a body kick. LaFlare misses a spin kick and McGee grabs his back. They break and trade. LaFlare with a body kick and the round ends. Good round. 10-9 LaFlare.

ROUND 2- McGee with a body kick. LaFlare with a body kick and then lands a combo. McGee with a short left hand. LaFlare misses a leg kick. McGee with a body kick. LaFlare with a combo. LaFlare with a body kick. LaFlare with another body kick and they trade combos. LaFlare with another body kick and then scores a takedown. LaFlare with elbows from the top and they scramble to their feet. McGee with a leg kick. LaFlare with a body kick and McGee gets a takedown but they get up. LaFlare with a combo. They trade punches and McGee lands a leg kick. LaFlare with a leg kick and then attacks the body. Right hook from LaFlare. Body kick from LaFlare and then he lands a knee. Body punch from McGee and then a body kick. LaFlare with a body kick and they trade punches. LaFlare with a straight left hand. McGee with a body kick but LaFlare is landing more. They tie up and LaFlare scores a takedown into side control. McGee reverses and gets up but is bleeding badly now. They trade punches and leg kicks. They trade again as the round concludes. 10-9 LaFlare, 20-18 LaFlare.

ROUND 3- They trade left hands to start the final round. McGee with a front kick. They trade again as both are looking to counter well. LaFlare with a left hand and then a left hook. LaFlare with a body kick and McGee gets a quick takedown but are quickly back up. Right hand from McGee and then a good inside leg kick. They trade punches and both are swinging. McGee with a body kick and then LaFlare gets one in. LaFlare gets a takedown stuffed. LaFlare with a straight left hand. LaFlare may have hurt a leg. McGee gets a takedown and is looking for a guillotine choke. LaFlare rolls out and they get back to their feet. LaFlare with a nice combo that lands. McGee with a leg kick. McGee misses a body punch. LaFlare with a body kick. McGee shoots for the takedown against the fence but can’t complete it. LaFlare is looking for a kimura but McGee has him down and they are scrambling for position. They get up and trade punches. McGee with a leg kick. McGee misses a takedown. LaFlare with a jab and gets a quick takedown but they’re back up. They trade punches and McGee misses a takedown. McGee pushes the fight against the cage as he can’t complete the takedown attempt. They break and LaFlare lands a left hand. McGee gets a takedown and takes the neck and looks for the choke. He’s in a good position but LaFlare spins out but McGee ends on top. McGee with some punches from the top to end the fight. Solid fight. 10-9 McGee, 29-28 LaFlare.

Official Result: Ryan LaFlare def. Court McGee by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig

Referee: John McCarthy

ROUND 1- Both men are looking to end two-fight losing skids. John McCarthy is the referee for this main card opener. Lauzon looks to land the jab early. Lauzon with a combo. Lauzon rushes in and gets the takedown and is in half-guard. Lauzon with some punches from the top as he looks to pass guard. Lauzon gets into the mount and lands a big elbow. Lauzon looks for the armbar and has it locked in. Danzig is looking to escape and does and is now on top and lands an elbow. Danzig in the guard of Lauzon. Lauzon is looking for a sweep. Danzig looking to land some punches from the top. Lauzon throws his legs up but Danzig is out. Lauzon rolls out and they get to their feet. They are tied up against the cage. Lauzon with a short elbow. Danzig with a combo to the body and then some elbows and a knee. Lauzon spins Danzig around against the cage and is looking for the takedown. Danzig with a knee. Danzig has double underhooks. Lauzon has a body lock and gets the takedown and is on top. Lauzon in Danzig’s full guard. Lauzon with an elbow from the top. Danzig looking to push Lauzon off. The round ends there. 10-9 Lauzon.

ROUND 2- Danzig with a leg kick to start the second round. Danzig with the double jab. Danzig with a combination. Lauzon with a right hand to the body. Danzig with a combo ending with a leg kick. Danzig with a combo and they tie up. Both men looking to take down the other. Danzig with a short elbow. Danzig with a right hand and then an uppercut. Lauzon with a knee as they are clinched. They break the clinch. Danzig with body punches and then a right hand. Danzig with a solid combo and then another ending with a leg kick. Lauzon with an elbow as they tie up. Danzig pushes the fight against the fence and lands a knee then some body punches. Lauzon with a knee to the body and another as Lauzon gets the fight to the ground. Danzig has full guard. Lauzon looks to transition out of the guard. Danzig eats an elbow and is bleeding. Another big elbow from Lauzon and he lands shots to the body. Lauzon with more body punches and another big elbow. Lauzon with more body punches from the top. Lauzon steps over into half-guard and lands more elbows. Lauzon stands up and lands a big elbow and steps over into side control and then moves into mount. Lauzon goes for the armbar but the round ends. 10-9 Lauzon, 20-18 Lauzon.

ROUND 3- Lauzon with a right hand to start the final round. Danzig attacks the body with punches. Danzig with a combo ending with a leg kick. Lauzon establishes the jab and Danzig comes back with a leg kick. Danzig is poked in the eye by Lauzon and we have a timeout. It was actually a head collision and we are back in action. Danzig with a combo. Danzig with a left hook to the body. Straight right hand from Danzig. Nice combination from Danzig. Danzig with an overhand right as they clinch. Lauzon with a big elbow and then scores a takedown off of a trip. Danzig with an elbow from the bottom. Lauzon moves to half-guard. Lauzon with an elbow from the top as he steps over to side control. Lauzon looks to move into the mount position. Lauzon with punches from the top. Danzig is bleeding badly again. Lauzon with more elbows from the top as he has Danzig’s arm trapped. Lauzon moves to mount and more big elbows from the top. Danzig is covering up but Lauzon is landing those big elbows. Lauzon is spinning and looking for the arm. Lauzon gets the arm but loses it and Danzig winds up on top. Lauzon spins out but Danzig has the neck. Lauzon gets back on top in Danzig’s guard. Lauzon back in side control and lands more elbows as the fight ends. 10-9 Lauzon, 30-27 Lauzon.

Official Result: Joe Lauzon def. Mac Danzig by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz

Referee: John McCarthy

ROUND 1- Both men are on win streaks. Lentz has won three straight. Mendes has four straight knockout wins. Someone’s streak will end. John McCarthy is the referee. Mendes is the biggest betting favorite on the card. Lentz comes out with a combination. Mendes with a big leg kick. Mendes rocks Lentz with the right hand and is trying to finish. Lentz tries a takedown but can’t get it. Mendes with another right hand and then lands a nice combo. Lentz with a body kick. Lentz with a soft body combo. Mendes with a leg kick and then a right hand. Mendes with another right hand that hurts Lentz. Lentz with a missed combo. Mendes gets a takedown after ducking a punch from Lentz. Mendes in the guard of Lentz and is looking to transition. They get back to their feet. Mendes with a leg kick. Mendes with a big punch. Lentz hurts Mendes with a left hand. Lentz comes forward but Mendes scores another takedown. Lentz has the neck but Mendes pops out. Lentz with an elbow from the bottom. Lentz with short punches from the bottom. Lentz with body shots from the bottom and they get up and Mendes lands a combo as they do. Lentz with a leg kick but Mendes scores another takedown. The round ends with Mendes on top. 10-9 Mendes.

ROUND 2- Mendes with a jab and then a leg kick. They trade punches in close range. Mendes with a leg kick and then another. Lentz with a leg kick and then fires off a combination. Lentz with a body kick. Mendes lands the jab and Lentz lands a body kick. Mendes with a leg kick. Lentz with a leg kick. Mendes with a jab and then a big right hand. Mendes with a leg kick. Mendes gets a takedown and is in side control. Lentz pushes him off and back to the feet they go. Mendes with a body kick but gets tagged with a right hand from Lentz. Lentz with a leg kick and a right hand but Mendes counters with another takedown. Mendes is in Lentz’ guard. Lentz with short punches from the bottom. Mendes with a body punch. Mendes with a body punch but Lentz is landing from the bottom and pushes Mendes off of him and they get to their feet. Mendes with a right hand and then a left hook and then scores another takedown. Lentz with punches from the bottom but Mendes lands a knee to the body and rides the round out on top. 10-9 Mendes, 20-18 Mendes.

ROUND 3- Mendes with a leg kick and misses a front kick. Mendes with another leg kick. Lentz with a body kick. Lentz with a head kick. Lentz with a combo and Mendes got clipped and briefly goes down but right back up. Mendes with an uppercut and Lentz fires back with a right hand over the top. Mendes goes for a takedown but it is stuffed by Lentz. Mendes with a right hand and Lentz fires off a left hand. Lentz with a solid combination and Mendes comes back with a leg kick. Lentz gets poked in the eye and we have a brief break. Lentz with a nice combo. Mendes gets a takedown but Lentz gets right back up and lands a right hand. Lentz with a body kick and Mendes gets a takedown. Lentz tries to elevate Mendes off but Mendes gets right back on him but they get to their feet. Mendes with a right hand. They clinch and Lentz lands some knees in the clinch and then a left hand. Lentz with a head kick. Mendes with a flying knee and Lentz goes down and Mendes grabs his neck and is looking for the guillotine choke. He may have it in but Lentz is free now. Mendes is riding the fight out on top and looks like he’s on his way to a decision. Mendes finishes it off with a big right hand. 10-9 Mendes, 30-27 Mendes.

Official Result: Chad Mendes def. Nik Lentz by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)


Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald

Referee: Herb Dean

ROUND 1- Time for the co-main event as Faber and McDonald look to secure another title shot. Herb Dean is the referee. Faber with a head kick early and then scores a takedown. Faber is in the guard of McDonald. Faber with a right hand from the top. Faber picks McDonald up and slams him down trying to break the guard. McDonald has Faber’s arm trapped. McDonald is looking to sink in a triangle choke as Faber’s left arm is stuck. Faber gets his arm free and lands some right hands from the top. Faber with body punches and then to the head. Faber with an elbow from the top. McDonald with an elbow from the bottom. Faber with left hands from the top and Herb Dean warns them to work. Faber with hard body punches and Dean stands them up. Faber with a leg kick. Faber with a big right hand and they tie up for a moment. Faber with a body punch. Faber with a front kick. Faber misses a head kick. Faber with a body punch as he catches McDonald’s leg on a kick and then lands a left hook. McDonald just misses a left hook. Faber with a right hand as McDonald lands a combo. Faber misses a big overhand right as he switches stances. Faber lands the right hand. Faber with a left hook and the round is in the books. 10-9 Faber.

ROUND 2- Faber with a teet kick as McDonald tried to land the left hand. Body punch from Faber. Faber fakes a takedown attempt. Faber just misses a head kick. McDonald with a left hand. They trade left hooks. Faber with a kick that goes low and a break in the action. Faber with a front kick and he hurts McDonald with a big right hand. Faber with a head kick but McDonald landed a right hand that hurt Faber. Faber with an inside leg kick. Faber with the front kick. Faber just misses a right hand. Faber with a left hook. Faber with the front kick. McDonald with a left hook. McDonald with a leg kick. Faber with a solid combo to the body. McDonald with a head kick and Faber comes back and hurts McDonald with a right hand. Faber chases McDonald around and hurts hims several more times with punches and grabs the neck for the guillotine choke. Faber has it in tight. McDonald fights it but taps out! Faber with the submission win in a dominant performance. He has stamped his way to another title shot.

Official Result: Urijah Faber def. Michael McDonald by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:22 of Round 2


Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez

Referee: John McCarthy

ROUND 1- Time for the main event as the UFC Flyweight Championship is on the line. John McCarthy is the referee. Johnson won their first fight in September 2012 to win the title. Benavidez starts with a leg kick. Benavidez fires off a combination. Johnson lands a leg kick. They trade punches. Johnson goes for a takedown but can’t get it. Benavidez with a high kick. They trade leg kicks. They trade punches. Benavidez with a right hand. Benavidez with a high kick. Benavidez with a right hand. Johnson then lands a big right hand that knocks Benavidez out cold! Big knockout win for Johnson! Perfect timing by Johnson and he remains the flyweight champion.

Official Result: Demetrious Johnson def. Joseph Benavidez by KO (punch) at 2:08 of Round 1

Demetrious Johnson remains the UFC Flyweight Champion


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