UFC On FOX 5 main card results
Check out all the action from tonight's "UFC On FOX 5," featuring Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz.
Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown
Round 1 - Swick active early, but Brown is waiting patiently. Brown with a takedown attempt, and he gets it. He is looking for a choke. Swick in trouble. Brown lets it go. Swick on top now. Brown throws on a triangle choke. Swick in big trouble again. Good defense thus far, but Swick will probably find himself in a submission attempt. He escapes somehow. Guillotie attempt, but Brown gets back to the feet. Great match on the floor. Fightday.com scores the round 10-9 for Brown.
Round 2 - They come out throwing, and it eventually leads to a clinch. Elbow scores for Brown. Huge shot from Brown. Swick crumbles. Unreal. Amazing knockout from Brown who goes 4-0 this year.
Official Decision: Brown def. Swick via TKO at 2:31 of Round 2
BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald
Round 1 - Penn moves forward, searching for the clinch. MacDonald reverses and pressed the vet against the cage. They separate and are now striking. Leg kick from MacDonald. He is completely unafraid. Penn, also, is unafraid. He looks takedown. He has it, but MacDonald quickly arrives back to his feet. Fantastic action thus far. MacDonald has Penn against the cage. They separate. Nice shot lands for MacDonald, and Penn staggers up against the cage. Penn in trouble. 30 seconds to go. MacDonald misses with several kicks. Nice elbow leads to a clinch. The round closes. Dominance from Rory. Fightday.com scores the round 10-9 for MacDonald.
Round 2 - Nice left lands for Penn, but MacDonald comes forward with a nice combination. Penn has few answers for MacDonald. Kicks landing for MacDonald. Penn lands a right, but it does little. Another right landed by Penn, and this one lands flush. Penn still struggling. Big kicks from MacDonald. This fight doesn't have much left, unless MacDonald lets it go. Penn fighting back. One minute to go. Penn is beat up. MacDonald looks takedown. He has it. More trouble for Penn. This round closes with MacDonald on top. Dominant round for Rory. Fightday.com scores the round 10-9 for MacDonald.
Round 3 - Penn moves forward early, clinching MacDonald up against the fence. He is looking for a takedown, but MacDonald escapes, somehow. The crowd chants for Penn to work, but there is a question as to what more he has in the tank. Herb Dean, the referee, breaks them up. Penn is beat up. MacDonald presses him up against the cage, but separates shortly after. He presses the action. Penn has no answer. Just no answer. MacDonald clinches in the waning moments. Just over one minute left. Nice head kick lands for MacDonald. He clinches against Penn, pressing him against the cage. They separate, and MacDonald lands a fancy combo. Another clinch, and MacDonald separates with an elbow. This fight is done. Amazing performance from MacDonald. Fightday.com scores the round 10-9 for MacDonald.
Official Decision: MacDonald def. Penn via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Round 1 - Gustafsson comes forward and immediately falls into a knee bar attempt. Rua almost has it, but Gustafsson escapes. The fight works back to the feet. Rua goes for a knee bar. He fails. Gustafsson with a takedown. "Shogun" is the one to take the fight down. Great action thus far. They're back up, but Rua is pressing his opponent against the cage. They separate. Gustafsson with a clinch against the cage now. Nice knee from Rua. Fightday.com scores the round 10-9 for Rua.
Round 2 - Nice shot lands for Rua, but Gustafsson remains agressive. Rua with another nice combo. He is pressing forward, and Gustafsson has little to offer thus far. They clinch against the cage, but are quickly broken up. Takedown attempt, and Gustafsson ends up on top. He lets his opponent up. Rua with a nice combo. Gustafsson with a takedown now. Rua works his way back up, but he quickly gets thrown back down. Another scramble. Fightday.com scores the round 10-9 for Gustafsson.
Round 3 - Gustafsson lands early, but "Shogun" waltzes right through it. Takedown from Gustafsson. He gets it, and Rua needs some help here. He gets up, and Gustafsson lands to the body. "Shogun" appears injured from that strike. Gustafsson does not follow up, for some reason. He presses forward and lands in the clinch. They separate, and Gustafsson lands a quick shot upstairs. Rua needs to get something going with 20 seconds to go. He can't, and Gustafsson will win this with a final takedown. Fightday.com scores the round 10-9 for Gustafsson.
Official Decision: Gustafsson def. Rua via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Lightweight champion Ben Henderson vs. Nate Diaz
Round 1 - Henderson moves forward, but Diaz is the one to take control in the clinch. Henderson regains control and takes control. They clinch, but Diaz does not allow a takedown. He reverses for a moment. But Henderson with another takedown attempt. Somehow Diaz keep his footing. They separate. Henderson with another takedown attempt. Diaz is on his back, but can't get the triangle. They are both up. Great pace so far. Henderson pressing Diaz against the cage. Nice shot lands for Henderson. Diaz drops to the knees, but he is back up. Henderson dodges the shots nicely. The round closes. Fightday.com scores the round 10-9 for Henderson.
Round 2 - Henderson clinches early, and Diaz does not have an answer. Henderson lands a nice elbow, and they separate. Nice shot puts Diaz on his back. Henderson looking to ground and pound. He can't find much. Diaz gives his back away. They are back to the feet. Henderson attempts to take the fight down, but Diaz does a good job to defend. Diaz witha takedown! But Henderson gets back up almost immediately. Nice combo from the challenger. Fightday.com scores the round 10-9 for Henderson.
Round 3 - They strike early, but Henderson quickly works the fight to the floor. Diaz on his back. Henderson, unafraid, enters guard. Diaz rolls. He is looking for a knee bar. He may have it. He adjusts. Henderson escapes. He has Diaz' back. Diaz escapes. Incredible scramble. Diaz with a leg lock.. Henderson escapes. They are back to the feet. Henderson lands, and Diaz drops. Diaz insists that he is fine. He looks for a leg. He lets it go. Henderson on top again. Wow. Amazing contest. Huge shots from Henderson. The round ends. Fightday.com scores the round 10-9 for Henderson.
Round 4 - They exchange in the center, but it only leads to a clinch. Takedown from Henderson. Diaz defends his back, but Henderson is dominating. Back to the feet. Henderson with another takedown. Diaz, again, in trouble. Diaz gets back up. He rolls for a submission, but Henderson takes the fight down and is back on top. Diaz on his back, and Henderson keeps the pace. Ground and pound from the champ. 60 seconds to go. Diaz trying to make Henderson enter his guard, but the champion does not go for it. He lets Diaz up, but it is too late for the challenger. Fightday.com scores the round 10-9 for Henderson.
Round 5 -Kick from Henderson to start round one. Henderson clinches with Diaz against the cage. Henderson lifts Diaz up and drops him down. Great takedown. Huge shots from Henderson, but Diaz survives. The fight moves back to the feet. Diaz on the defensive again. Henderson with another takedown. Diaz is back up, but the champ has him wrapped up. Diaz with strikes. He takes the champ down, but Henderson with strikes. They are back up; 30 seconds to go. Henderson separates. Diaz taunts. This fight is over. Fightday.com scores the round 10-9 for Henderson.
Official Decision: Henderson def. Diaz via unanimous decision (50-43, 50--45, 50-45)