UFC Fight Night 134 play-by-play and live results


UFC Fight Night 134 takes place today, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET (7:30 a.m. PT).

The event takes place at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, former light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua (25-10 MMA, 9-8 UFC) takes on short-notice replacement Anthony Smith (28-13 MMA, 5-3 UFC). In the co-feature, former light heavyweight title challenger Glover Teixeira (27-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) has a short-notice opponent, as well, in Corey Anderson (10-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC)

Follow along with our round-by-round updates and official results beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. ET for the UFC Fight Pass prelims, noon ET for the prelims on FS1, and 2 p.m. ET for the main card on FS1.

To discuss the show, be sure to check out our UFC Fight Night 134 discussion thread.

Enjoy the fights, everyone.

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Damian Stasiak vs. Liu Pingyuan

Round 1 – Stasiak wit an early low kick, but Pingyuan catches it and counters with a right hand. Pingyuan drives forward into the clinch, but Stasiak able to slip away. Pingyuan aggressive and again counters over the top of a low kick. Stasiak with a spinning kick to the body. Pingyuan staying aggressive early, looking to stay right in his face. Stasiak changes levels and hunts the single leg. Pingyuan early, but Stasiak’s commitment to the takedown is rewarded. Butterfly guard from Pingyuan, and Stasiak is looking to strike. Pingyuan trying to scramble, and he works to a knee and then his feet. Stasiak goes with him and jumps to a standing guillotine. Pingyuan stays patient in the hold as the referee somehow warns he might need to break things up. Round ends there, and MMAjunkie gives it to Stasiak, 10-9.

Round 2 – Stasiak again with an early low kick. Pingyuan staying firm in front of his opponent, looking to strike. Pingyuan with a spinning backfist that lands clean. Stasiak hurt but shoots inside and drives the action to the cage as he tries to recover. Pingyuan defending well and is actually able to grab his opponent’s neck. He gets full hold of the guillotine, but Stasiak able to spin through and scramble to the top, eventually settling into his opponent’s half-guard. Nice scramble with Stasiak trying to take the back as Pingyuan looks to sweep. Eventually, Stasiak settles on top and lands a few punches before the bell. Still, MMAjunkie leans Pingyuan, 10-9.

Round 3 – Pingyuan with an early spinning strike, but Stasiak slips it and wraps the waist, dragging the fight down very early in the frame. Pingyuan able to sweep to the top and landing a few big hammerfists. Stasiak gets his feet on the hips, and Pingyuan backs to the feet. Stasiak follows and then shoots immediately on the restart. Pingyuan defending well and is able to stay upright, landing a short right inside and backing to the center. Halfway through, and it seems the fight hangs in the balance. They exchange strikes, and Pingyuan lands a crisp right. Stasiak with a lead uppercut. Hard strikes from both men. Pingyuan looks the fresher man late. He kicks the legs. Stasiak shoots from range but is tossed aside. Glancing high kick for Pingyuan. They finish on the feet. Close round, but MMAjunkie leans toward Pingyuan, 10-9, giving him the fight 29-28.

Result: Liu Pingyuan def. Damian Stasiak via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Recap: Pingyuan Liu tops Damian Stasiak to win UFC debut
Photos: Pingyuan Liu vs. Damian Stasiak photos
Records: Liu Pingyuan (14-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Damian Stasiak (10-6 MMA, 2-4 UFC)
Division: Bantamweight
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Referee: Kevin Sataki
Judging: Mark Collett (30-27), Andrea Gruner (29-28, giving Pingyuan rounds 2 and 3), David Lethaby (29-28, giving Pingyuan rounds 2 and 3)

Jeremy Kimball vs. Darko Stosic

Round 1 – Kimball busy in the center, pumping out fakes and switching stances. He rushes forward with a low kick and punches behind it, as well. Stosic patient for now, keeping his guard high. Stosic continues to move forward, and he kicks the body. Short right, as well. Still, Kimball is the more active man. Kimball rushes forward for a takedown, but Stosic easily turns him as they hit the floor, landing in top position. Stosic immediately postures and looks to strike. Elbows and punches land clean, and Kimball is hurt. Stosic unleashes strikes as his opponent cowers, and this fight is over. Brutal.

Result: Darko Stosic def. Jeremy Kimball via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:13
Recap: Darko Stosic takes time, then takes out Jeremy Kimball
Photos: Darko Stosic vs. Jeremy Kimball photos
Records: Jeremy Kimball (15-8 MMA, 1-3 UFC) vs. Darko Stosic (13-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC)
Division: Light heavyweight
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Referee: Rich Mitchell

Davey Grant vs. Manny Bermudez

Round 1 – Quick action, and Bermudez lands an early right hand. Another lands clean and drops Grant. Bermudez rushes forward and tries to set up a triangle from the top. Grant resists, looking to buck and roll. Bermudez’s legs briefly pulled apart, but he adjusts again and rolls to the top. Grant trying desperately to work free, but Bermudez isn’t letting go. He continues to squeeze, and Grant is out. Impressive finish.

Result: Manny Bermudez def. Davey Grant via technical submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 0:59
Recap: Manny Bermudez takes out Davey Grant in 59 seconds with yet another triangle choke
Photos: Manny Bermudez vs. Davey Grant photos
Records: Manny Bermudez (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. Davey Grant (8-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC)
Division: Bantamweight
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Referee: Tomaz Bendy

Justin Ledet vs. Aleksandar Rakic

Round 1 – Rakic moves across the cage and throws a few firm low kicks. Rakic lands a big right hand, as well. More low kicks now, and Ledet is getting tagged early. Ledet tries to shoot inside, but Rakic easily stuffs him and then prevents a slip around to the back, instead shoving his opponent to the floor. Ledet working from guard, keeping his opponent as tight as possible. Rakic trying to find space, throwing punches when he can. Ledet tries to switch, but Rakic able to push him back to bottom position. Ledet active underneath, feeling for the cage and trying to find a way to escape. Referee Leon Roberts calls for action, and Rakic rewards him with several big elbows before he settles back on his opponent’s chest. Solid control from the top until the end, including some big punches at the bell. MMAjunkie gives it to Rakic, 10-9.

Round 2 – Ledet out quickly and looking to use his punching power. Rakic there to swing back. Both men landing clean with big punches. Rakic settles quickly, going back to chopping the leg. A big kick sweeps Ledet off his feet. Rakic quick to rush on top and again set up in his opponent’s guard. Rakic posturing up with big punches and elbows. Ledet trying to turn and find a way back to his feet, but Rakic counters well, adjusting his weight and punching away to keep top position. Ledet able to scramble to his knees, but Rakic again punching away and forcing Ledet to settle again on his back. Roberts warning Ledet to fight back. He’s trying to defend, but he’s not offering much in reply. Complete domination by Rakic. He punches a covering Ledet until the bell. MMAjunkie gives it to Rakic, 10-8.

Round 3 – Robert warns Ledet before the round starts that he’ll have a short leash from the bottom. Rakic with the low kick to start. Ledet lands a few clean jabs. Ledet defends a takedown, but Rakic able to stun him with a punch on the break. That allows Rakic to move quickly inside again and push the action to the canvas in the opening minute. Rakic again just looking to pound away from top position. To his credit, Ledet is trying to buck and roll and find some way to escape or counter, but Rakic is just dominating. Classic ground-and-pound work. Relentless punching. Ledet does scrambled to his knees, but Rakic muscles him to his back once again. Ledet trying until the end. He gets up to his feet in the final minute, but Rakic able to toss him again to the floor. Absolute mauling until the end. MMAjunkie gives it again to Rakic, 10-8, awarding him the fight 30-25.

Result: Aleksandar Rakic def. Justin Ledet via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-24)
Recap: Aleksandar Rakic dominates Justin Ledet for lopsided decision
Photos: Aleksandar Rakic vs. Justin Ledet photos
Records: Justin Ledet (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. Aleksandar Rakic (10-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC)
Division: Light heavyweight
Broadcast: FS1
Referee: Leon Roberts
Judging: David Lethaby (30-25, giving a 10-8 in rounds 1 and 2), Howard Hughes (30-24, giving a 10-8 in every round), Takeo Kobayashi (30-24, giving a 10-8 in every round)

Khalid Taha vs. Nad Narimani

Round 1 – Quick pace to start, and Narimani is able to move inside to the clinch and press the action to the fence. Taha, a natural bantamweight, tries to resist, but Narimani able to bring him down to the canvas. Taha on his knees, looking to strike and move, but Narimani controlling well for now. Taha gets to his feet, but Narimani keeps the body tight and looks to muscle his opponent. Taha able to turn and land a big elbow before pushing away. Narimani poked in the eye and takes a quick break, but we battle on. Taha keeping his range on the outside. He lands a few big punches and slips the counters. However, Narimani ducks under another big right and drives the action to the canvas. He grinds away until the end, and MMAjunkie gives it to Narimani, 10-9.

Round 2 – Narimani out with a low kicks, and looking to start quickly with strikes. Taha with crisp strikes, and Narimani’s nose busted up early. Eventually, Narimani able to change levels again and drive through his opponent to the canvas. Narimani postures. Blood drips on his opponent’s body. Narimani briefly loses his mouthpiece, but referee Marc Goddard retrieves it and replaces it with a brief timeout. Taha continues to scramble and stay active underneath, but Narimani heavy with strikes. Taha finally hits a beautiful sweep, and the scramble gets him back to the feet. Narimani immediately looking for the takedown again and walks through a knee to get to the position. Round ends in the clinch. MMAjunkie gives it again to Narimani, 10-9.

Round 3 – Meek heavy on his lead leg, keeping his stance lower. He lands a few clean punches, but as soon as he kicks, Narimani grabs the leg and drives the action to the canvas again. Narimani happy to grind away from here. Meek again active and his able to scramble up to his knees. Narimani expertly keeps him pinned down and then drags him back flat to the canvas. Narimani is on the back, looking to get a choke in place. Hooks are in, and Meek stands to try and shake his opponent off the back. Narimani able to stay put. Meek keeps moving and shaking and is finally able to buck his opponent off, turning inside and taking top position in the final minute. Narimani quickly back to his feet and looking again for the takedown. It’s high energy until the end. Meek never quitting, and he looks for a late choke, but it’s not there. MMAjunkie gives the final round to Narimani, 10-9, awarding him the fight 30-27.

Result: Nad Narimani def. Khalid Taha via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Recap: Nad Narimani takedown attack grinds out Khalid Taha
Photos: Nad Narimani vs. Khalid Taha photos
Records: Nad Narimani (11-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Khalid Taha (12-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Division: Featherweight
Broadcast: FS1
Referee: Marc Goddard
Judging: Ben Cartlidge (30-27), Andreas Gruner (30-27), Pawel Harasim (30-27)

Emil Meek vs. Bartosz Fabinski

Round 1 – Meek comes rushing out with a flying knee, and Fabinski deflects the blow and moves inside and quickly takes the action to the floor. Fabinski immediately in control of this fight. Meek able to scoot up to his knees, leaning against the cage. Fabinski pulls him back down to a seated position. He triangles the legs and tries to trap Meek. To his credit, Meek extracts his legs and is trying to rise, but Fabinski pushes him back down to the floor again. No real damage being done, but Fabinski in complete control of the fight. Meek desperate to get back to his feet, but Fabinski doesn’t allow it. They finish on the floor, and MMAjunkie gives it to Fabinski, 10-9.

Round 2 – Meek aggressively looking to strike, but Fabinski is immediately in on his legs and takes the action to the floor again with little issue. Meek is busy with punches and elbows in defense, and he powers his way to the feet. Blood rushing down Meek’s face, but he’s walking forward and looking to throw heavy punches. Fabinski walks through it and gets inside, again taking the fight to the floor with relative ease. It’s solid control from Fabinski. Meek trying to power his way through an escape, but Fabinski pins him again to the floor and steps to mount at the bell. MMAjunkie gives it again to Fabinski, 10-9.

Round 3 – Meek looking to strike early. Fabinski briefly stumbles but regains his balance. Meek trying to turn this into a brawl, but Fabinski pushes inside yet again and drives the action to the fence. Crowd boos a little at the relentless grappling. Meek able to defend and spin off the cage before returning to the center. Fabinski looks to be tiring a bit. Meek chasing with punches. Fabinski retreating, literally running away to reset. Fabinski desperate for a takedown and gets inside on the legs. Crowd boos again as Meek defends against the cage. Meek tries to grab a choke, but Fabinski pulls free. Quick restart from referee Kevin Sataki. Fabinski immediately shoots on the restart and does get the takedown. Fabinski controlling from the top. He doesn’t seem too intent on finishing the fight, working just enough to keep the position. He stays there until the bell. MMAjunkie gives the round again to Fabinski, 10-9, awarding him the fight 30-27.

Result: Bartosz Fabinski def. Emil Meek via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Recap: Bartosz Fabinski takes down Emil Meek at will in decision win
Photos: Bartosz Fabinski vs. Emil Meek photos
Records: Bartosz Fabinski (14-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) vs. Emil Meek (9-4-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC)
Division: Welterweight
Broadcast: FS1
Referee: Kevin Sataki
Judging: Mark Collett (30-27), Takey Kobayashi (29-28, giving Fabinski rounds 2 and 3), David Lethaby (29-28, giving Fabinski rounds 2 and 3)

Nick Hein vs. Damir Hadzovic

Round 1 – Hadzovic the bigger man as he wades forward and looks to strike. Hein retreating but lands a nice right hand over the top. Hein doing a nice job of countering early, timing his opponent’s movements well. Hadzovic continues to press forward though, looking to lace out a long jab and a big right hand. He’s starting to land it more, and Hein’s right eye is busted up. Still, Hein is doing a nice job of landing counter shots, as well. Hadzovic’s power just seems to be a little more prevalent. Trading punches to close. Tight round, but MMAjunkie gives it to Hadzovic, 10-9.

Round 2 – Hadzovic out quickly and looking to go back to the jab. Hein rushes forward with a flurry. Success there, but Hadzovic pulls away and again pumps out that powerful jab. Hein busier this round, making sure he rattles off multiple strikes when he lets go. Hadzovic seems the more powerful man, and the jab is on point, but he’s not throwing a ton behind it. Overhand right landing a bit for Hein. Hadzovic with a big kick to the leg that lands clean. Right hand for Hadzovic. It’s back and forth. Hein with volume, Hadzovic with power. Round ends on the feet. Very close, but MMAjunkit leans toward Hadzovic, 10-9.

Round 3 – Scores could be even, so both men will want the third. Hein is again busy, but Hadzovic is landing with the heavier blows. It’s back and forth on the feet. A few high kicks flashed out from Hadzovic. Hein advancing but caught with a right. A second sends him down. Hein crawls back up but could still be in trouble. Hadzovic opening up a bit on his aggression. Blood rushes down Hein’s face. He’s still throwing strikes but just no landing as accurately as his opponent. It’s a good effort from Hein, but Hadzovic is just a little better. They strike until the end. MMAjunkie gives it again to Hadzovic, 10-9, awarding him the fight 30-27.

Result: Damir Hadzovic def. Nick Hein via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Recap: Damir Hadzovic outworks Nick Hein for split decision
Photos: Damir Hadzovic vs. Nick Hein photos
Records: Damir Hadzovic (12-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) vs. Nick Hein (14-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC)
Division: Lightweight
Broadcast: FS1
Referee: Rich Mitchell
Judging: Ben Cartlidge (29-28, giving Hadzovic rounds 2 and 3), Howard Hughes (28-29, giving Hein rounds 1 and 2), Pawel Harasim (29-28, giving Hadzovic rounds 2 and 3)

Nasrat Haqparast vs. Marc Diakiese

Round 1 – Haqparast moving laterally on the outside. Diakiese with a quick jab. Front kick to the body for Diakiese. He’s quick with his strikes, while Haqparast is moving on the outside and trying to to offer a target. Diakiese with a few powerful punches from range and a short elbow. He digs to the body, as well. Diakiese looks very smooth on the feet. Haqparast with powerful punches as he moves inside, briefly trapping his opponent against the cage before Diakiese gets away. Haqparast turning up the heat now, working briefly inside, where he wants to be. Haqparast’s volume picking up. He’s pressing forward and performing well now. Briefly into the clinch, but Diakiese doing well to pull away. Diakiese swinging back now, but Haqparast gets the round on the MMAjunkie card, 10-9

Round 2 – Diakiese trying to keep his opponent at range, flashing out kicks and moving away. Haqparast poked in the eye, and we take a quick break. Haqparast again aggressive on the restart, looking to work in tight. Diakiese countering well and kicks the leg, as well. When Diakiese has space, he’s landing well, but Haqparast now allowing him much room to work. Diakiese retreating and looking to fire, but Haqparast cutting off the cage and racking up points with his hands. Diakiese’s right eye busted up a bit. Haqparast has been landing the overhand left. Haqparast pressing forward and firing that big left. Diakiese is wobbled. Haqparast sees it and moves in. He stuns Diakiese again, and the action moves to the canvas. Haqparast unleashes a flurry. Diakiese just lasts until the bell. His right eye is a mess, and he staggers to the corner. MMAjunkie gives it to Haqparast, 10-9.

Round 3 – Blood flows freely from the Diakiese’s nose at the start. His right eye is nearly closed, and Haqparast just pressing forward from the start. He seems unconcerned at his opponent’s striking. Diakiese flashing a few knees, but Haqparast just rushing forward with big punches. Hip toss sends Diakiese into the fence, but he bounces off and stays upright. Diakiese trying to grab some momentum, but he pushes forward and slowly wobbles to the canvas. Haqparast happy to jump on top, and Diakiese desperately moves back to his feet. Diakiese is fading. He’s bloodied. Haqparast hunting the finish. Relentless aggression. Diakiese trying to find something special. He’s still got powerful kicks, but Haqparast just seems unbothered by anything that lands. Diakiese showing heart, but Haqparast is just on point tonight. Fight finishes on the feet. MMAjunkie gives it again to Haqparast, 10-9, awarding him the fight 30-27.

Result: Nasrat Haqparast def. Marc Diakiese via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Recap: Cool and calm Nasrat Haqparast outstrikes Marc Diakiese
Photos: Nasrat Haqparast vs. Marc Diakiese photos
Records: Marc Diakiese (12-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC)
Division: Lightweight
Broadcast: FS1
Referee: Tomaz Bronder
Judging: Mark Collett (30-27), Andreas Gruner (30-27), David Lethaby (30-27)

Danny Roberts vs. David Zawada

Round 1 – Zawada pressing forward quickly, and the two exchange low kicks. Roberts with quick hands in reply, and Zawada tries to push inside for a takedown. Roberts wants the neck, but it’s not there. They battle in the clinch before Roberts pulls away. X keeping his aggression high and firing with power. He clinches and tries to throw his opponent but winds up on bottom. Roberts looking to attack from the top, but Zawada counters by getting his legs high and looking for potential submissions. Roberts spins with every attempt and shucks the danger away. Zawada continues to try and attack from his back, but Roberts pushing the legs away and keeping himself on top. Roberts not doing much damage but controlling the positioning, for sure. Zawada with a late armbar attempt, but the bell sounds, and MMAjunkie gives it to Roberts, 10-9.

Round 2 – Zawada again looking to press. Big punches and knees as he moves forward. Roberts swinging back. Zawada gets inside and grabs the leg, dragging Roberts to the canvas. Roberts able to scramble up, but Zawada again with a sacrifice throw that works this time. Still, Roberts scrambling, and he’s able to rise. Zawada grabs the guillotine and falls to the canvas, but Roberts pops his head free and takes top position. Short punches and elbows from the top for Roberts. Zawada looking for a kimura grip from his back. Not there, but he keeps working, and Zawada sweeps to the top. Roberts trying to escape, and Zawada grabs the neck and falls back for the guillotine. Not there. He lets go, and Roberts again on top. Zawada scrambles up to his feet. Nice transitions on the floor. Zawada on top at the end, and MMAjunkie gives him the round, 10-9.

Round 3 – Both men digging deep. Roberts looks especially tired right now. They exchange tired blows. Roberts shoots inside, but Zawada sprawls and locks in a D’Arce choke. Roberts gutsy as he battles, pushing his arm down to create room and spinning free. Zawada in side control. Roberts scrambles up, and Zawada again tries to attack the neck. Not there, so Roberts is now in top position. He needs to capitalize here. Zawada hooks the leg and uses it to scramble up, but Roberts with an exhausted scramble that keeps him on top. Back and forth on the floor. Roberts somehow keeping himself on top and punching away. Zawada dangerous from his back but giving away time. Zawada somehow scrambles to top and then the feet. Mad scramble at the end. Nuts. MMAjunkie leans ever so slightly toward Roberts, 10-9, awarding him the fight 29-28. Could go either way.

Result: Danny Roberts def. David Zawada via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Recap: Danny Roberts outworks David Zawada in back-and-forth fun fight
Photos: Danny Roberts vs. David Zawada photos
Records: Danny Roberts (16-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) vs. David Zawada (16-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Division: Welterweight
Broadcast: FS1
Referee: Leon Roberts
Judging: Takeo Kobayashi (27-30), Howard Hughes (29-28, giving Roberts rounds 1 and 3), Ben Cartlidge (29-28, giving Roberts rounds 1 and 3)

Marcin Tybura vs. Stefan Struve

Round 1 – Struve sets up at range, looking to keep his distance. Tybura pushes inside rather easily, grabbing a leg and taking the fight to the floor. Far too easy. Struve doing a good job of keeping things tied up from his back. Referee Marc Goddard warns for action and does eventually bring them back to the feet. Tybura trying to press forward on the restart. Struve doing his best to stay away but gets backed up to the fence. Struve with a few decent low kicks. Late takedown from Tybura, finishing on top. MMAjunkie gives the first to Tybura, 10-9.

Round 2 – Struve using long punches to start. He is trying to keep range. Front kick from Struve, followed by a high kick. Tybura eventually changes levels and drives inside for the takedown. Again, it’s just relatively easy, and Struve is on his back. Struve in guard. He gets his feet on the cage, and he’s using his toes to grab. Goddard steps in with a warning, and we restart in the same position. Tybura is in side control. Big elbow from the top. Struve finally able to buck and roll. He scrambles to the feet. Blood streaming from Struve’s nose. He’s desperate to land big shots, and he does land with power. Tybura pushes through it and moves to the clinch. Battle against the fence. Tybura finally gets the action to the floor again with a big slam. He finishes there. MMAjunkie gives it again to Tybura, 10-9.

Round 3 – Tybura trying to push forward. Struve has a big cut under his lip. He’s flashing out front kicks, trying to stay away. Tybura pushing forward, hoping to get in close and get that takedown to seal the deal. Struve tagging the legs a bit. Tybura wades inside but gets caught with a combination. Tybura pushes forward again anyway. He’s pushed away once, but a second effort scores a takedown. Ninety seconds left, and Tybura is on top. Punches ad elbows from the top. Tybura has some damage on his right eye. Struve bloodied. They grind out the round on the floor. MMAjunkie gives it again to Tybura, 10-9, awarding him the fight 30-27.

Result: Marcin Tybura def. Stefan Struve via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Recap: Marcin Tybura chops down Stefan Struve for decision win
Photos: Marcin Tybura vs. Stefan Struve photos
Records: Stefan Struve (28-11 MMA, 12-9 UFC) vs. Marcin Tybura (17-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC)
Division: Heavyweight
Rankings: Tybura honorable mention
Broadcast: FS1
Referee: Marc Goddard
Judging: Mark Collett (30-27), Andreas Gruner (30-27), Pawel Harasim (29-28, giving Tybura rounds 1 and 3)

Vitor Miranda vs. Abu Azaitar

Round 1 – Quick pace to start. Azaitar with a few kicks from range and then big power punches that miss. Azaitar looking to move in and out of range. He kicks the leg again. Miranda covering well to start, but Azaitar unleashing powerful strikes that could prove problematic. Azaitar fires to the body and then wild hooks up top, as well. Miranda is patient and calm, studying his opponent through the flurries. Miranda starting to swing back now, and he’s pressing forward, as well, though Azaitar able to retreat and pull free. Low kick from Miranda. Azaitar rushes with punches, and Miranda perfectly times a level change, bringing the action to the canvas. Miranda holding position from the top. Azaitar looks frustrated that there’s not a ton of action. Azaitar scrambles up to close and unleashes a flurry of punches. MMAjunkie gives the first to Azaitar, 10-9.

Round 2 – Azaitar out again with wild punches, but they look a little labored right now. Miranda being patient and seems to be the fresher man but will need to take advantage somehow. Miranda shoots inside, and Azaitar defends well to start, but a second effort gets the takedown. Miranda over to mount and looks for the arm-triangle, but Azaitar survives it and is able to work back to his feet. Miranda with a quick takedown on the restart. Azaitar tries to defend, but Miranda quickly into mount. Azaitar easily spins over and sweeps with a pure power move. Azaitar now working from the top with two minutes left. Quick warning for action from Kevin Sataki. He stands them up rather quickly. Big punches on the feet for Azaitar. Miranda shoots, but it’s stuffed. Azaitar unleashes punches to close the round. MMAjunkie gives it to Azaitar, 10-9.

Round 3 – Both men looking a bit tired to start. Azaitar wastes little time moving forward and driving in for the takedown. Miranda with a beautiful scramble underneath and spins out to attack the arm. Azaitar keeping his hands clasped in some tense moments, and Miranda finally has to bail on the attempt. Miranda scrambles and keeps himself in north-south, but Azaitar spins quickly to guard. Miranda able to pass out to side control halfway through the round. Azaitar holding tight underneath, and he finally gets a powerful sweep to the top and now works from Miranda’s guard. One minute left, and Azaitar trying to capitalize. Miranda spins, and Azaitar jumps on the back. Miranda somehow spins again, and they swing like crazy until the end. MMAjunkie gives the third to Miranda, 10-9, but awards the fight to Azaitar, 29-28.

Result: Abu Azaitar def. Vitor Miranda via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Recap: Abu Azaitar outworks Vitor Miranda for unanimous decision
Photos: Abu Azaitar vs. Vitor Miranda photos
Records: Abu Azaitar (14-2-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Vitor Miranda (12-7 MMA, 3-4 UFC)
Division: Middleweight
Broadcast: FS1
Referee: Kevin Sataki
Judging: Andreas Gruner (30-27), Takeo Kobayashi (30-27), David Lethaby (29-28, giving Azaitar rounds 1 and 2)

Glover Teixeira vs. Corey Anderson

Round 1 – Teixeira immediately looking to set up in boxing range. Anderson predictably looking to move inside. Teixeira tries to counter with an uppercut. Anderson keeps pushing, and Teixeira has to defend against the fence. He does well in the position and moves back to the center. Anderson keeping his forward movement, looking to get the fight to the floor. Teixeira still defending well, but Anderson relentless and does get the legs and drag the action to the canvas. He steps over the legs briefly, but as he wants to advance, Teixeira climbs to his feet. Anderson keeps the bodylock and lifts and tosses his opponent to the canvas. Teixeira again quick to rise, but Anderson drives through for another takedown. Teixeira again back to his feet with little issue. Anderson shoots again, and Teixeira has the neck as they fall. Time winding down, and Anderson lasts through the hold. MMAjunkie gives the first to Anderson, 10-9.

Round 2 – Teixeira looking to stay aggressive on the feet. Anderson shoots, and Teixeira tries to grab the neck but can’t, so he moves immediately back to his feet. Teixeira then slips a punch and thinks takedown but backs away. Anderson backs away and has a high kick blocked, and Teixeira again thinks takedown, but it’s not there. Teixeira misses a combination and is tagged by a counter. Teixeira is hurt, and Anderson sees it and rushes forward. The action transitions to the canvas, but Teixeira battles his way back to the feet. He seems recovered, but Anderson not allowing him room to work. Anderson grinding away and gets another takedown in the final minute. He looks to posture and strike, slipping in a few punches and elbows before the bell. MMAjunkie gives it again to Anderson, 10-9.

Round 3 – Teixeira needs to do something. Anderson keeping the pressure high and continuing to seek the takedown. Teixeira tries to secure the neck as he defends against the cage. Not there, so he switches to a sprawl. Anderson slips around to the back as they go again to the floor. Teixeira alertly defends and gets to his feet. They reset in the center. Anderson with a leaping knee and then immediately into a takedown. It takes some work, but he gets the fights to the floor. Teixeira able to crawl his way back to the feet, but Anderson has no issue taking it to the floor once again. Teixeira again gets back to the feet and is looking to strike, but Anderson relentless. Teixeira scrambles to top at the close, but it’s too little, too late. MMAjunkie gives it again to Anderson, 10-9, awarding him the fight 30-27.

Result: Corey Anderson def. Glover Teixeira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Recap: Corey Anderson makes easy work of Glover Teixeira
Photos: Corey Anderson vs. Glover Teixeira photos
Records: Corey Anderson (11-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) vs. Glover Teixeira (27-7 MMA, 10-5 UFC)
Division: Light heavyweight
Rankings: Teixeira No. 6, Anderson honorable mention
Broadcast: FS1
Referee: Leon Roberts
Judging: Ben Cartlidge (30-27), Pawel Harasim (30-27), Howard Hughes (30-27)

Mauricio Rua vs. Anthony Smith

Round 1 – Patient start from both men as they look to figure out the range. Smith with a strong right hand. Front kick to the face buckles Rua’s knees. Another few punches land clean. Rua is in trouble. Smith sees his chance and begins to unleash punches. Rua retreats to the fence, but he’s hurt. Smith keeps punching, and Rua is out on his feet. Destroyed, and referee Marc Goddard sees it and calls a merciful halt just as Rua falls limp to the canvas. Brutal finish.

Result: Anthony Smith def. Mauricio Rua via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:29
Recap: Anthony Smith destroys ‘Shogun’ Rua with devastating barrage
Photos: Anthony Smith def. Mauricio Rua photos
Records: Mauricio Rua (25-11 MMA, 9-9 UFC) vs. Anthony Smith (30-13 MMA, 6-3 UFC)
Division: Light heavyweight
Rankings: Rua No. 13
Broadcast: FS1
Referee: Marc Goddard

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