UFC is back with another non-pay per view event. UFC on FX 5 starts today at 4:25 pm ET/ 1:25 pm PT with the first fight being streamed on Facebook. The main event will feature the heavy weights today as an undefeated Travis Browne takes on Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva who is making his second appearance in the Octagon. The FX main card will also feature Jake Ellenberger versus Jay Hieron in the co-main event.
The fight card tonight lost the match up between Dennis Hallman and Thiago Tavares. Hallman failed to make weight yesterday for his fight and was released from his UFC contract. Hallman blamed the failed weight cut on personal issues. Tavares was removed from the card since he didn’t have an opponent to face. As reported by bjpenn.com Hallman passed out trying to cut the last two pounds and was given an IV after that he ballooned up 7 pounds and asked Dana White to be removed from the card.
In other news it is being reported that Jeremy “Little Heathen” Stephens was arrested last night at the host hotel last night. Stephens is scheduled to face Yves Edwards tonight. Stephens supposedly had an outstanding warrant in another state. Dana White posted to twitter a little over an hour ago, “Don’t listen to the media! Nobody ever told them Jeremy isn’t fighting. He is fighting!![sic]” It seems like that fight is scheduled to go on but we will see what kind of mental shape Stephens will be in if he did indeed spend a night in jail.
The UFC website has removed the Stephens vs Edwards fight and the event will now being at 5pm et/ 2pm pt. Now it is back. Main event and Stephens vs Edwards is all that is left other than the main event so it doesn’t look like we will get to see it.
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Prelims on Fuel TV 5pm ET/ 2pm PT
Phil “Billy” Harris vs Darren “BC” Uyenoyama
Ref: Nick Gamst
These two light weights start out with the quick striking and lots of movement Harris is able to get the take down briefly. They pop back up and Harris stays tied to his back Harris keeps working for the take down and is able to get it. Uyenoyama is able to briefly get the triangle up but Harris is able to pull out of it and Uyenoyama is able get to his feet and goes for a summersalt kick. Uyenoyama goes to the left high kick than right high kick but both are checked by Harris. Uyenoyama took the round after that triangle choke.
Harris is a precise boxer with his striking while Uyenoyama more of a Muay Thai style. Uyenoyama comes charging forward with a stepping knee to the body. Harris ties him up and works for the take down. Harris gets it but Uyenoyama has a kimura. Harris defending but gives up his back. Uyenoyama takes the mount delivers some ground and pound before Harris rolls over and Uyenoyama takes his back and sinks in the rear naked choke.
Winner at 3:38 of round 2 by Submission( Tapout to Rear Naked Choke) Darren “BC” Uyenoyama
Diego “The Gun” Nunes vs Bart “Bartimus” Palaszewski
Ref: Daryl Guthmiller
Nunes quickly jumps in the center and clips Palaszewski with a right hook. Nunes with a leg kick and then rushes Palaszewski with punches and Nunes opens up the left eye of Palaszewski on one of those three rights. Nunes gets the take down but is caught in a triangle. Nunes leaning forward keeping space so he doesn’t get put to sleep. Nunes pushes through and is in full guard now. Nunes with some vicious elbows now. Nunes with two more. Nunes postures up and Palaszewski gets up. Nunes with a huge right and drops Palaszewski. Nunes pounces but Bart is still with it and rolls over. Nunes with a couple shots from the back of a turtled Palaszewski. Nunes back in half guard and drops more ground and pound.
Nunes with the combos early Palaszewski is able to pop his head back with a straight of his own. Nunes with another right hand that rocks Palaszewski. Nunes ties him up and gets the inside trip. Nunes with the right hand delivering ground and pound to the left eye of Palaszewski. Palaszewski is able to work his way up to his feet and delivers a nice leg kick. Nunes now with another of those rights and now a leaping left hook. Palaszewski lands a leg kick and left right combo. Nunes still coming forward this time with a right hook. Nunes with leg kicks and a kick to the body. Nunes catches a kick and trips Palaszewski but he is able to get up right before the round ends.
Nunes clearly up two rounds now. Both men trading leg kicks. Palaszeski with a combo and Nunes tries to land his own but eats a left hook. Nunes is rocked. Palaszewski with a high kick. Nunes is up still but wobbly. Palaszewski with a counter left now. Nunes looks to have recovered but not as active or aggressive. Palaszewski is landing the short left. and now a right. Nunes is missing with the big looping overhand punches. Nunes tries to feint another spinning move put instead lands a left right combo. Nunes back to charging forward and misses with a big spinning kick. Nunes with a right than eats a left coming in. Nunes with a spinning back kick to the body and a right hand that drops Palaszewski. Nunes dives on top and ground and pounds till the final bell. Nunes should take all three rounds here after that strong finish to the round.
Winner by judges scores 30-27, 29-28, 30-27 for an unanimous decision Diego “The Gun” Nunes
Shane Roller vs Jacob “Christmas” Volkmann
Ref: Herb Dean
Volkmann leg kick head kick combo. Volkmann really utilizing the kicks early and cant get the take down. Volkmann shuts the single again this time he stays glued to Roller and and takes his back. Volkmann locks in the body triangle and punches away from the back now Volkman switches to the Rear naked choke but it is not under the chin so he is just cranking on his jaw and face. Roller taps out.
Winner by Submission(rear naked choke) at 2:38 of round 1 Jacob “Christmas” Volkmann
Carlo “Neo” Prater vs Marcus “The Prospect” LeVesseur
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
Prater gets the tie up and delivers a series of knees to the body of LeVesseur. Prater trips for a trip but when he can’t get it he puts LeVesseur back on the cage and delivers about another dozen knees. LeVesseur waits for him to lift his knee and takes him down. Prater wraps him up till Rosenthal stands them up. Prater with a front kick and Prater ties him up. Prater tries for a flying triangle but LeVesseur cages him and walks him over to the cage. Prater still has his legs wrapped around LeVesseur and Prater throws his arm over for a possible guillotine. Prater drops his legs down and LeVesseur is able to pop his head out. Prater briefly spins him around as they exchange knees. LeVesseur with some short body shoots and tries for a double leg but can’t get it and peppers the body more. Prater with a couple knees to the midsection as the horn ends the round.
LeVesseur with a good body shot that sends Prater backwards but Prater ties him up and puts him back to the fence. Prater with more knees to the chest and almost head. LeVesseur is able to spin him back around but can’t get the double leg. They get away from the cage and exchange some dirty boxing. LeVesseur with a nice straight left. Now Prater has the thai clinch and lands a couple knees. LeVesseur reverses and knees the thighs right before the ref is to break them LeVesseur gets the take down. Prater immediately sinks in the guillotine LeVesseur is giving the thumbs up to the ref and takes his time and pops his head out. LeVesseur fires away with punches as Prater hops back up. LeVesseur with another left and know ducks under and gets the double leg. Prater grabs the neck again and is trying for the d’arce choke as the round ends.
LeVesseur and Prater throw their hands up to pop up the crowd and they respond. They touch gloves LeVesseur goes to the body and Prater lands a high kick. LeVesseur goes for the take down and Prater stops him and walks him into the fence. Prater with knees to the body. LeVesseur reverses and lands a couple knees. LeVesseur with two upper cuts in close and Prater is bleeding from the mouth. LeVesseur wants the take down but Prater is stopping him and landing knees to the body. Rosenthal breaks them apart and Prater working the jab. Prater now with a jumping right head kick that lands. Prater gets the Single collar tie and lands knees and LeVesseur backs him into the cage. LeVesseur switches to a single and gets it but LeVesseur is now in another guillotine. He once again gives the thumbs up and pops his head out. LeVesseur now in closed guard and is peppering the body. Prater is backing up the cage and is seated now. Prater with another guillotine choke with 10 seconds left.
Winner by split decision(28-29, 29-28, 29-28 ) Marcus LeVesseur
Mike Pierce vs Aaron “A-Train” Simpson
Ref: Daryl GuthMiller
Pierce quickly get the tie up and each man with over under and they trade left hands to the body. They separate Simpson misses with the big right but lands a quick combo and Pierce is able to land a combo of his own. Pierce with a throw but Simpson is able to reverse it and pops back up. Pierce has him pressured back on the fence and is leaning on him and landing shots in close. Simpson spins them put to the middle and Simpson lands some knees and lands a high kick. Pierce doesn’t seemed fazed but is rocked by the right hand. Pierce catches a knee after it bounces of his face and Simpson makes him eat a punch of punches from one leg. Simpson gets the Thai clinch and knees him to the head. Simpson with an upper cut and now he picks up Pierce and slams him. Simpson tries for the choke but Pierce gets free only to eat punches. Great round for A-Train
Simpson with a front kick to the body than eats a short right hand coming forward and about four more on the way down. Simpson is out cold.
Winner by KO at :29 in round 2 Mike Pierce
Danny”Last Call” Castillo vs Michael “The Menace” Johnson
Both men using the leg kick to try and set up the striking range. Castillo hits Johnson with a straight right that drops him. Castillo dives on top and delivers some serious hammer fist. Castillo has the mount and now an arm triangle and he hops onto the side. Caastillo moves back into mount and is punching away. Johnson frees himself and gets Castillo into the half guard. Now right hands in close from Castillo. Castillo trying to use his leg to pin the arm of Johnson. Castillo with another series of short shots and pressuring with the elbow. Johnson with an elbow from the bottom. Castillo stands up and dives back into half guard. Castillo with a few punches before the round ends.
Johnson now is being first to get off with a mixture of kicks to the outside of the leg, body and head. Johnson now with a straight. Looks much sharper. Lands a short left as Castillo steps in with a leg kick and Johnson delivers another left and three rights before Rosenthal stops it.
Winner by KO at 1:06 of round 2 Michael “The Menace” Johnson
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Justin “Fast Eddy” Edwards vs Josh “The Dentist” Neer
Edwards with a combo than changes levels to try and get the take down. Edwards with an elbow and Neer backs him to the cage and Edwards grabs a guillotine in mid air and puts the Dentist to sleep.
Winner by Submission to guillotine choke at :45 of round 1 Justin “Fast Eddy” Edwards
Flyweights (125 lbs)
Jussier Formiga vs John “The Magician” Dodson
First minute so far both men circling nothing really landing these two are so quick they are out of the way before the punch gets there. Formiga lands the counter left and Dodson with a body shot. Dodson goes down stairs again and Formiga with a straight counter right that lands. Formiga goes for a single but can’t get it. Formiga with an overhand right partially blocked . Formiga goes for another take down but Dodson gets out of the way. Dodson with a pair of jabs. Crowd is booing as the round comes to a close.
Dodson lands the third jab and Formiga barely misses with the counter right hook. Formiga goes for a take down but Dodson is out of the way again. Crowd is still booing now a knee from Dodson as Formiga comes in. Dodson with an outside leg kick. Dodson with a feint jab up high and lands to the body. Dodson has a right cross blocked and lands a 1-2 combo as Formiga tries another take down. Dodson lands a left hook as Formiga comes in and Formiga has been dropped Dodson lands the two more lefts on the ground before Formiga gets up. Dodson with a left to the body than right to the body and a left again up stairs that drops Formiga. Dodson pounces again and pounds out a sprawled out Formiga and Guthmiller stops it.
Winner at 4:35 of round 2 by TKO John “The Magician” Dodson III
Dodson is now the number 1 contender for MIghty Mouse Johnson
Jay “The Thoroughbred” Hieron vs Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger
Hieron goes for the double jab and Ellenberger is looking to knock his head off. Hieron with a nice counter jab when ducks under the Ellenberger shot. Hieron with a counter left hook and a checked left high kick. Ellenberger with a short right that looks to have connected solidly. Hieron with good head movement to stay out of more danger. Hieron with a spinning back kick that misses and Ellenberger with a counter to the body. Hieron shoots a single and Ellenberger jumps in the air to avoid the sweep and lands a knee on the break. Hieron with a head kick that is checked and misses a spinning back fist.
Hieron ducks under a jab and lands a counter left hook flush. Ellenberger this time with a jab down low that lands as Hieron tries to duck. Hieron with another head kick again that connects on the fore arm. Ellenberger with a power take down now and Hieron moves him to a closed guard. Ellenberger with short punches has busted the bridge of Hieron’s nose from an elbow. More short elbows now from Ellenberger and Hieron is able to push him away. Hieron with a counter left and another left head kick blocked by Ellenberger’s forearm. Hieron’s face is covered in blood from the eyes down. Hieron with more kicks to the outside of the leg.
Ellenberger goes to the body and Hieron clips him on the side of the head with a left. Ellenberger with a lunging left jab and Hieron catches him in the cup with a kick. Crowd erupts but it is due Pat Berry in the stands shutting up a heckler according to twitter. Ellenberger gets a very brief take down but points are points. Hieron switching stances and goes for more leg kicks. Hieron with a jab and he is constently wiping his broken nose. Hieron with a counter left hook as Ellenberger shoots for another take down that stops that idea. Crowd is booing again and Ellenberger with a clean jab down the pipe. Ellenberger drops down for a take down and comes up with a knee to the body. Ellenberger rocks Hieron with a lunging left hook right before the bell.
Winner by unanimous decision (29-28×3 ) Jake Ellenberger
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva vs Travis “Hapa” Browne
No touch of the gloves for these two big men. Browne with a big overhand right and spinning roundhouse kick that misses. Browne goes for a front kick and Silva steps to the side and lands a right. Silva keeping his hands up and eats a knee on the way to tie up Browne. Browne gets a warning for grabbing the fence and Browne has a tie clinch and Silva goes to work on the body. Browne’s left knee isn’t holding up he is walking gingerly. Big counter right from Silva and another big overhand right from Silva to the chin and Browne goes down. Browne tries to get up put either he is rocked or that knee gave out again. Silva pounds away till Herb Dean jumps in. Browne gets up and is limping towards his corner now they are holding him up as he tells them about his knee.
Winner by TKO at 3:27 of round 1 Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva