The following are the quick results for the UFC 182 pay per view event taking place tonight in Las Vegas, NV. The card will be highlighted by Jon Jones taking on Daniel Cormier for the World Lightweight Championship in the main event. Refresh the page for updates throughout the evening.
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Fights:
Marion Reneau def. Alexis Dufresne by unanimous decision
Dufresne never moved much during this fight. She was a punching bag for Reneau and really got beat up for 15 minutes. This was embarrassing.
Omari Akhmedov def. Mats Nilsson by unanimous decision
Omari looked tired after the first round, but he was able to still dictate the fight pace and get several takedowns in on Nilsson in order to get the decision.
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Fights:
Prelim #1 – Evan Dunham vs. Rodrigo Damm (Lightweight Bout)
Dunham pressed to the cage early only to get caught with a combo from Damm. The first round was marked with a lot of striking, with Dunham getting the better of it. He had a lot of output in that first round and made it seem pretty one sided. The second round wasn’t as dominating for Dunham, but it was much more of the same as the first round. In the third, Dunham continued the onslaught, and he landed a ton of shots. He worked a very smart and effective fight.
Winner – Evan Dunham by unanimous decision
This wasn’t special but it was a solid fight. Damm is a tough guy, but Dunham kept tagging him throughout.
Prelim Fight #2 – Shawn Jordan vs. Jared Cannonier (Heavyweight Bout)
These two guys are very similar in size. Cannonier landed an inside kick and ate a short punch from Jordan. The two were tentative early on, with Jordan missing punches. Cannonier landed some kicks, but Jordan tossed out a high hook kick. That was something unusual for a guy of his size. Jordan dropped Canonnier with a right hand and pounced with ground strikes for the KO
Winner – Shawn Jordan
A nice finish to an otherwise lackluster fight. Both men seemed really tentative.
Prelim Fight #3 – Marcus Brimage vs. Cody Garbrandt (Bantamweight Bout)
They circled to star it off, and Garbrandt tossed out a high kick that got blocked. Tentative start for the two men. Garbrandt is a debuting prospect in this one, so I can understand the tentative start here. He lands a nice inside leg kick then a combination. Brimage brought it to a halt with a low kick. Garbrandt hit a nice counter combination then another. Eventually, Garbrandt got Brimage down but Brimage kicked him off after a couple strikes. With about 30 seconds left, Garbrandt landed a capoeira kick that missed but went after Brimage with a big flurry. Brimage was lucky to weather the storm.
Garbrandt continued to press the advantage in the second round, working leg kicks and counters. Brimage managed to avoid a flurry early in the second and landed a solid left. Garbrandt was still effective though, keeping the advantage going to the final round. In the third, Garabrandt hit a head kick and punches to open, then landed a good knee to the body. A bit later he set up a triangle, but instead used it to get to his feet when Brimage stepped out. Late, Garbrandt landed a huge combination then dropped Brimage with a flurry. Brimage got back up, but he was out on his feet. Garbrandt landed another series of shots to drop Brimage and cause the TKO
Winner – Cody Garbrandt by TKO
This was an entertaining bout. Garbrandt, as mentioned, was debuting tonight and he put on a really good show. He broke his right hand in the first round too!
Prelim Fight #4 – Danny Castillo vs. Paul Felder (Lightweight Bout)
Felder landed kicks early, getting one up in the groin so action gets stopped. The restart has Felder landing more kicks outside. Castillo couldn’t get out of the blocks early then landed a hard strike. He took a hard right, then a leg kick. Felder kept up with the leg kicks, hitting a spinning kick followed by good knee shots. Felder timed in another good knee before Castillo landed a right hand. Felder hits a body kick late, then tries a spinning kick that misses. Felder just missed a side kick and spinning back fist before the buzzer.
More of the same in round two. Felder landed kicks but Castillo missed strikes. Felder cracked him with a knee. Castillo shot in but got blocked and took a knee. Late, Felder landed a spinning back fist that dropped Castillo straight out. Holy SHIT!
Winner – Paul Felder by Knockout
I don’t care what happens in any other UFC event in 2015. That right there is the knockout of the YEAR. Castillo was lost in this fight.
UFC 182 Main Card on Pay Per View
This has been fun so far, so you might want to check yourself if you’re not getting more excited about this card and the main event.
I’m going to tighten up the notes and just keep it to what I think of each round rather than give you the play-by-play of the rounds.
Fight #1 – Hector Lombard vs. Josh Burkman (Welterweight Bout)
The first round of this one was close. Burkman got some good offense in early on, but Lombard was the aggressor. Late in the round he started to open things up a bit, and if I were scoring it I would give the round to Lombard.
The second round was more of the same. Burkman got in offense, but Lombard pressed the advantage. Both men are looking for ways to do damage in every exchange, but Lombard definitely took the second round in my book.
Lombard fought smart and patient through the third though. He didn’t gas out and let himself get worn down like he has in past fights. He controlled the third round, and really the last ten minutes of the fight in order to grab the win.
Winner – Hector Lombard by Unanimous Decision
Fight #2 – Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Louis Gaudinot (Flyweight Bout)
Both men were tentative early on in this one. Gaudinot didn’t do much in the round though, and overall the round was fairly inactive. Horiguchi got a late takedown and it turned into a clinch closing out round one. Second round was more of the same. There wasn’t a lot happening, but Horiguchi was much more effective on his offense. The third round wasn’t much more active for either man, but Horiguchi managed to score enough points to be able to pick up the decision win. The fight was pretty dull and not what was hoped for, especially from Horiguchi.
Winner – Kyoji Horiguchi by unanimous decision
Fight #3 – Nate Marquardt vs. Brad Tavares (Middleweight Bout)
Early, Tavares jabbed and pressed Marquardt back. He landed a leg kick, then Marquardt came back with a knee in a clinch. Marquardt didn’t get much going in the early part of this fight. The two exchanged kicks, with Marquardt getting a hard leg kick. Tavares continued to be active in the round, which wasn’t really all that pretty. The crowd started getting a bit restless. Tavares ended the round with a front kick and celebrated like it was a big deal.
Second round, Marquard tried to get a takedown after a kick but didn’t get it. Marquardt couldn’t secure a clinch. The fight continued to be dull and tentative. Tavares started to open up the offense with a hard leg kick and a jab. The crowd booed the fight because it really wasn’t going anywhere at all. Tavares landed a couple jabs to end the abysmal second round.
The third round continued an abysmal fight. Tavares got in an early combo, and Marquardt got a knee in during a clinch. Tavares held off a takedown and the crowd continued to boo this fight, as they should have. Tavares got in a little bit on offense and Marquardt just did nothing at all. The crowd hated this fight. Tavares did finish off strong up against the cage, but he was just active enough to grab the win. Marquardt did nothing. This was dreadful.
Winner – Brad Tavares by unanimous decision
Fight #4 – Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury (Lightweight Bout)
Myles is rocking Fusion Bumpers sponsorship. I appreciate that as I’m running Fusion products on my show truck.
Cerrone closed the distance early but got taken down by Jury. Jury defended an omoplata from his side and stayed patient, but Cerrone worked to extend the position. He then forced Jury to roll out and ended up with side control in a nice sequence. Cerrone worked the body triangle after Jury gave up his back, but Jury rolled to that side and defended in a really good ground battle. Jury kept defending and tossed some punches, but he couldn’t turn in because of the body triangle. Cerrone switched sides then locked on the rear naked choke but Jury peeled free. Nice defense by Jury. He kept defending and the horn stopped an armbar attempt by Cerrone. A good ground game first round that Jury is not out of because of how well he defended.
The second round saw the fans getting behind Cerrone as he tried to walk Jury down. Jury’s takedown got stuffed, but he backed out to toss a jab. They exchanged kicks, and Jury landed some outside strikes. Jury missed his spinning back fist but landed a right hand and blocked a kick attempt. Jury really needed to press the advantage in this round, but he didn’t do that. Cerrone didn’t do much either in this round, and the crowd again got restless as the attacks slowed down. Cerrone landed some late kicks to end this round. It didn’t come off as good as the first round.
Jury landed a combination at the cage to start the third round. They traded kicks, then blocked body kicks. Jury tried the spinning fist again but missed, but hit a knee as Cerrone approached him. Jury really needed to pick up the offense if he wanted to win this one, but he didn’t. Later, Cerrone held off another shot and pressed with a right then landed a kick. Cerrone walked Jury down, landed a kick, then Jury shot in. Eventually Jury flopped to his back and had to stand. Cerrone shot in to finish it, shoving Jury to the ground. He unleashed kicks to the horn.
Cerrone made a statement to close this one out. This wasn’t his best fight, but it was a good one. Jury kind of lost his way in this one, and never regained his confidence. A solid first round and a good final few minutes from Cerrone in this fight. It lagged down the middle though.
Winner – Donald Cerrone by unanimous decision
Fight #5 (Main Event) – Jon “Bones” Jones vs. Daniel Cormier; Light Heavyweight Championship
Cormier tried to press but Jones threw a straight kick then an axe kick that missed. Cormier tried another press but Joes avoided him. Jones landed a body kick, then Cormier tried to press again but ate an uppercut and an elbow for his troubles. Jones tripped him down and took his back, but Cormier worked up to his feet in the clinch. Jones hit an oblique kick, then a jab. A bit later they clinched and traded strikes, with Jones getting in a hard knee to the body. Cormier returned a nice right hand, then Jones landed some punches and kicks and a brutal step-in knee. Late in the round, Jones got in a knee, and Cormier landed a combination shot. Jones missed a flying knee then they traded strikes. Jones has such a diverse array of attacks. That round definitely went to the defending champion Jones.
Round 2 saw Jones land a hard body kick early, with Cormier coming back with some strikes and a leg kick. He tried to shoot in, but Jones teased a standing guillotine. Cormier landed a right hand a bit later, then Jones clinched and turned him around by the cage. Jones landed a shoulder strike. Cormier tried for a guillotine of his own but Jones slipped out easily. Cormier circled and landed a body kick, then blocked a shot from Jones. Later, they traded strikes in close, with Jones landing several kicks. He jabbed Cormier, who fired back with an uppercut. Jones got in some elbows during some dirty boxing. Late in the round, Cormier landed some leg kicks and strikes, and Jones pressed him to the cage in the clinch. Cormier landed strikes, then shrugged Jones off and landed some uppercuts. He throws a hard right, and Jones gets a left. Jones missed a knee which let Cormier fire in some shots. Cormier gets the second round by being more effective in the clinch and landing damage that Jones hasn’t taken in a while.
Round three opens with Cormier hitting a leg kick and Jones throwing a side kick first to the thigh, then the body. A strike exchange ensues, with Jones landing some strikes on the outside, and Cormier coming back with a body kick. Cormier closed the distance and landed a right hand. Jones threw a side kick and landed a hard body punch. After Jones lands an elbow, Cormier gets poled in the eye,which stops the proceedings for a moment. At the restart, Jones landed a hard body kick. Jones failed on a shoot in attempt, and Cormier tied to turn it into him but Jones stuffed that. Really good sequence there. Late in the round, Jones threw some strikes before Cormier could separate from a clinch. Jones landed a left, right then body strike. Cormier came back with a right and an uppercut, then Jones hit an elbow. Jones landed a flying knee, then Cormier came back with some strikes of his own. Jones landed a shoulder strike, then tried a jump but it didn’t work. Jones was a lot more active, and Cormier got in some good offense too. This round could have gone to either man in my book – we’ll see how they score it.
Round four of this five round title fight gets underway with Jones working from the outside and landing a hard body kick. Cormier blocked a head kick but took a short elbow and a knee to the body in the clinch. Jones shoots in and takes Cormier down and landed strikes at the cage. Cormier got up, and Jones landed a side kick and held the clinch. He took down Cormier a second time. He set up a half guard and tried to get a choke. Jones stood over and landed a punch. Cormier got up only to take an elbow and a big punch from Jones. Cormier is getting gassed out here. Later, Jones pressed in the clinch, taking short strikes. Jones landed a nice combination, and a side kick. That’s some crazy flexibility. Cormier worked his way loose but took an elbow. He tried to attack, but Jones landed several strikes. Cormier hits a leg kick but Jones clinched the separated with a knee. They jockeyed for position at the cage right before the horn, where Jones tossed Cormier down one more time. Jones took command of the fight in this round, without question. Ryback says:
Round five saw Jones open up with high kicks, and landing a straight kick. Cormier hit a couple uppercuts, then Jones stuffed a takedown out of the clinch. Jones landed some knees and a knee to the body. Jones landed a combination to the body, and Cormier fired back with upper cuts. Jones dropped down but gave up the clinch. The crowd got a bit restless with the clinch work. Jones threw some strikes and snuck up behind Cormier, but Cormier turned back into him and clinched again. The crowd got restless again with the clinch battle. A bit later, Jones landed some hard elbows, and Cormier returned by picking Jones up and tossing him down. Jones bounced right back up. Jones pressed Cormier to the cage, landed a spinning elbow to the head. Cormier shot in but Jones tried a choke. Jones raised his arms and they traded strikes. Cormier hit Herb Dean at the horn, and Jones gave Cormier the DX Crotch Chop. As much as I hate to say it, Cormier is not as good as Jones is. It’s reality. Jones showed up big in this fight, and credit to Cormier for giving his all.
Winner – Jon “Bones” Jones via unanimous decision
This fight was really competitive early, but Jones just went to a whole other level after about the 12 minute mark. His fourth round was so dominant, and Cormier was worn out by the end of it. Jones took care of his business in the fifth to ensure the victory. Right now, he’s got to be the best fighter out there. Cormier showed heart and he was game for a while. He just didn’t have enough.
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