UFC 154 preliminary card results
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Preliminary Card Results
Darren Elkins vs. Steven Siler
Elkins worked on gaining top control early and he found success. He looked for a guillotine in the clinch, but Siler wouldn't allow it. The second round began with Elkins almost immediately taking the fight to the ground. Siler attempted to land several updkicks, and he landed several. But Elkins worked his way to the back after avoiding the attack. He worked for a while and appeared to have the choke, but Siler somehow slipped out. He slipped it in again at the round's end. but Siler pulled away. Between rounds, Siler's corner yells that a finish would be needed in order to win. Unfortunately, Elkins earned a takedown early in the fourth. Siler looked for a submission when the round was closing out, but Elkins kept the pressure on and stopped his opponent's momentum.
Official Decision: Elkins def. Siler via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Azamat Gashimov vs. Ivan Menjivar
Gashimov started out strong, but didn't finish that way. After a takedown, Menjivar constantly looked for the submission. And he found it. Menjivar moved for a belly-down arm bar attempt and forced the tap. Excellent work from Menjivar, and the fans recognize that.
Menjivar def. Gashimov via submission (arm bar) at 2:44 of Round 1
John Maguire vs. Matt Riddle
The first round featured a lot of back-and-forth action, but neither were able to do much to gain the advantage. The second round was more of the same until Maguire fell to his back. Riddle could do little, but he still scored points. They moved back to the feet for a bit over a minute, but little else occurred, until Maguire looked for a guillotine. He couldn't get it. And Riddle came forward with big strikes. The round closed, but not without some major excitement, courtesy of Riddle. The third and final round began slowly as each fighter looked to find his range. Nothing really happened in the round, until Riddle moved towards a combo. They clinched, and Riddle was the one to land. Maguire looked for a guillotine choke, but it was too late.
Official Decision: Riddle def. Maguire via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Rodrigo Damm vs. Antonio Carvalho
The first round didn't feature much action, aside from the fact that Carvalho continuously landed to the left leg of his opponent. Damm attempted to fight back, but he could do little. And his corner attempted to ice his leg in between rounds. Damm went to work in the second, trying to get the fight to the ground. He almost took the back, but Carvalho escaped to the feet, and the round closed without much action. The final round was accompanied by the boos from the crowd. Both were content to kick box, and it and it may have caused the outcome of the contest.
Official Decision: Carvalho def. Damm via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Sam Stout vs. John Makdessi
The first round features two fighters striking, but little else. Surprisingly, Makdessi was the one who scored the most shots. The second, unfortunately for Stout, also was fairly even, although Madessi landed the ether blows. He also avoided a couple takedown attempts from his opponent. Makdessi was also effective in the third round, avoiding the strikes of Stout far more often than not. Stout turned it on late, but it just wasn't enough.
Official Decision: Makdessi def. Stout via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Cyrille Diabate vs. Chage Griggs
Griggs came out strong, throwing punches and kicks. Diabate made him pay and floored his opponent. In side control, he looked to strike, but Grigges reversed. Diabate was having none of it and reversed back to top position. Griggs worked back to his feet, but Diabate found the back yet again. And it's over, surprisingly, due to submission.
Official Decision: Diabate def. Griggs via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:24 of Round 1
Patrick Cote vs. Alessio Sakara
Cote opens with a flurry, and Sakara is badly hurt. The underdog came back, however, and Cote dropped. Sakara landed several big strikes, but the shots landed to the back of the head. This will be under review. The fight is ruled a disqualification.
Official Decision: Cote def. Sakara via DQ at 1:26 of Round 1