UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva moved up to the 205-pound light heavyweight division in the main event to take on knockout artist James “The Sandman” Irvin. Brandon Vera vs. Reese Andy, Hermes Franca vs. Frank Edgar, Cain Velasquez vs. Jake Oâ€™Brien, Anthony Johnson vs. Kevin Burns, and Jesse Taylor vs. CB Dollaway were also featured on the main card.
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- Anderson Silva def. James Irvin via KO – Round 1, 1:01
- Brandon Vera def. Reese Andy via unanimous decision
- Frank Edgar def. Hermes Franca via unanimous decision
- Cain Velasquez def. Jake Oâ€™Brien via TKO – Round 1, 2:02
- Kevin Burns def. Anthony Johnson via TKO – Round 3, 3:35
- CB Dollaway def. Jesse Taylor via submission – Round 1, 3:58
- Tim Credeur def. Cale Yarbrough via TKO – Round 1, 1:54
- Rory Markham def. Brodie Farber via KO – Round 1, 1:37
- Nate Loughran def. Johnny Rees via submission – Round 1, 4:21
- Brad Blackburn def. James Giboo via TKO – Round 2, 2:29
- Shannon Gugerty def. Dale Hartt via submission – Round 1, 3:33
ANDERSON SILVA VS. JAMES IRVIN
ROUND 1 -Silva and Irvin touch gloves and we’re underway. Irvin misses with a head kick. Leg kick by Silva followed up by a hard punch combo. Irvin throws a kick but Silva catches it and sends Irvin to the ground with a right. Silva follows up and connects with a barrage of shots that knock Irvin out cold. An impressive debut for the middleweight champion.
Anderson Silva defeats James Irvin via KO – Round 1, 1:01
BRANDON VERA VS. REESE ANDY
ROUND 1 – Vera towers over Andy and nearly knocks him over with an opening head kick but Andy quickly takes Vera to the ground. They return to their feet and briefly clinch against the cage before Vera connects and sends Andy staggering backwards. Andy ducks under a kick by Vera but then misses a kick of his own. Vera knocks Andy to the ground with a kick to the body but allows him to return to his feet. They clinch against the cage and Andy works knees to the inside of Vera’s leg. Vera gets a takedown from the clinch and lands in side control. Vera does little from the position and eventually returns to his feet but not before Andy connects with up kicks. Vera misses a big kick on his feet and Andy shoots in but Vera fends him off until the horn sounds on the opening round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Vera.
ROUND 2 – Vera quickly looks for a takedown but Andy avoids and they clinch and trade knees. Vera persists and takes Andy to the ground and nearly takes Andy’s back but instead goes into side-control. They get back to their feet and Andy throws leg kicks. Vera clinches and throws knees then separates. More kicks to the leg and body by Andy. Andy and Vera trade punches to the head. They clinch and Vera connects with a hard punch and knee. They split and Andy connects with a straight punch. Hard kick to the leg by Vera to close out the second. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Vera.
ROUND 3 – Strong stikes by Vera to open the final frame. Andy closes the distance and lands a nice jab then clinches. Knees to the leg by Andy in the clinch. The fighters trade knees to the body. They stall in the clinch and are restarted. Jab combination by Andy. They clinch again and tussle for position. More knees to the body by both fighters. They split then re-clinch. Good knee by Vera. They separate and Andy connects with a good combination before Vera locks him up. Andy continues to press but Vera ties him up. Knee to the head by Vera but Andy is unphased. Andy shoots in but Vera stuffs in and throws more knees in the clinch to close out the bout. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Vera.
Brandon Vera defeats Reese Andy via unanimous decision
HERMES FRANCA VS. FRANK EDGAR
ROUND 1 – Edgar takes Franca to the mat and carefully works into Franca’s guard. Edgar stands out and delivers kicks while Franca tries to keeps him away with kicks from the bottom. Edgar moves back into Franca’s guard and tries to drop punches from the top but Franca does a good job of controlling his hands and body. Edgar again backs away and works outside offense before jumping back into Franca’s guard. Franca again does a good job of preventing Edgar from posturing up then quickly rolls into a tight armbar. Edgar is able to escape and returns to Franca’s guard. They reurn to their feet and trade punches then Edgar takes him back to the mat. Edgar works ground and pound from the top but Franca stays active looking for submissions. More elbows from the top by Edgar to close out the opening round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Edgar.
ROUND 2 – They trade kicks to open the second then go back-and-forth with punches. Edgar staggers Franca with a punch then secures another takedown. Edgar connects with ground and pound from the top as Franca looks for submissions. Franca closes his guard but Edgar continues to land ground and pound from the top. Edgar backs away and lands a hard kick. Up kick by Franca from the bottom. Edgar goes back into Franca’s guard briefly and throws more ground and pound before returning to his feet. Franca gives up his back but Edgar is unable to capitalize and Franca rolls back into guard.Â They’re back on their feet momentarily but head back to the ground to close out the round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Edgar.
ROUND 3 – Franca opens with final round with a big uppercut during a takedown attempt by Edgar. Franca follows up with a knee that forces Edgar to take Franca down. Edgar briefly connects with ground and pound before they return to their feet. Edgar throws a head kick but it doesn’t connect. Edgar secures another takedown but Franca works for an omoplata. Edgar escapes and takes Franca’s back. Franca works back to his feet but Edgar secures yet another takedown. On the ground Franca looks for an armbar but Edgar avoids. They again go back to their feet where Franca connects with a series of punches and a huge knee that wobbles his opponent. Edgar takes Franca down out of desperation and rides out the remaining seconds of the contest. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Edgar and the fight 30-27 Edgar
Frank Edgar defeats Hermes Franca via unanimous decision
CAIN VELASQUEZ VS. JAKE O’BRIEN
ROUND 1 – O’Brien and Velasquez trade punches to open the bout. O’Brien shoots in for a takedown but Velasquez sees an opening and Velasquez takes his back. O’Brien rolls and gives up side control and Velasquez secures crucifix control. Velasquez lands a series of punches to O’Brien’s head from crucifix. O’Brien attempts to escape but Velasquez keeps him pinned to the ground and connects with punch-after-punch. The referee eventually steps in and stops the bout in favor of Velasquez at 2:02 of the first.
Cain Velasquez defeats Jake O’Brien via TKO – Round 1, 2:02
ANTHONY JOHNSON VS. KEVIN BURNS
ROUND 1 – Johnson and Burns trade kicks then Burns connects with the first punch of the bout. They clinch and trade knees. Johnson working for a takedown but Burns defends then they separate. They trade blows but both avoid. Burns presses the pace and throws punches. Johnson lands a kick to the groin of Johnson that momentarily stops the bout but they quickly resume and Jhnson scores a takedown. Burns works strikes from the bottom while Johnson works punches to the body from Burns’ guard. High guard from Burns as he looks to setup a triangle. The pair continue to trade punches back-and-forth as the ref encourages action. They continue to trade strikes onthe ground but they aren’t effective and the referee stands them up. Johnson connects with several good strikes before they clinch to close out the opening round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Burns.
ROUND 2 – Johnson connects with a knee the hurts Burns and follows it up with more punches and knees but Burns survives and grabs onto Johnson to survive the flurry. Johnson connects with a leg kick and follows it up with a hard left hook. Another left by Johnson connects. And another. Burns continues to come forward but his hands are low opening himself up for a knockout. Another punch by Johnson followed by a head kick that is partially blocked. Burns connects with a kick. Johnson lands a kick then secures a takedown into Burns’ guard. Johnson throws punches and elbows from the top, opening up another but on Burns’ face. The pace slows and they are stood up. Johnson swings and misses and Burns lands several kicks to the body. Johnson secures another takedown just before the end of the round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Johnson.
ROUND 3 – Kicks from Burns to open the final round. Johnson secures a takedown but does little from Burn’s guard and they are stood up. Johnson quickly secures another takedown. Burns traps an arm and remains active but Johnson again does little from the top position. They are again stood up and Burns quickly lands a combination that sends Johnson to the mat screaming in pain. The referee doesn’t immediately halt the bout and Burns jumps in but the fight is then waived off. Replays show Burns poked Johnson hard in the eye which caused Johnson to stop fighting due to the pain. Despite multiple warnings for keeping his fist open and poking Johnson, Burns is not disqualified. The stoppage stands and Burns is declared the winner via TKO at 3:35.
Kevin Burns defeats Anthony Johnson via TKO – Round 3, 3:35
JESSE TAYLOR VS. CB DOLLAWAY
ROUND 1 – Taylor quickly looks for a takedown but Dollaway avoids. They clinch against the cage then head to the ground with Taylor landing on top. They scramble and Dollaway lands an illegal knee while Taylor is still on the ground. The bout is momentarily halted as Dollaway is warned and Teylor is given time to recover but we quickly resume. Taylor shoots for another takedown but Dollaway reverses then takes Taylor’s back and works for a rear naked choke. Taylor escapes and gets back to his feet then secures a takedown of his own.Taylor throws occasional punches from the top as the pace slows but makes a mistake and Dollaway takes his back again. Dollaway locks in a Peruvian necktie that forces Taylor to tap out at 3:58 of the first.
CB Dollaway defeats Jesse Taylor via submission (Peruvian necktie) – Round 1, 3:58
TIM CREDEUR VS. CALE YARBROUGH
ROUND 1 – Yarbrough connects first with a leg kick and punch. Cale connects with another punch but Credeur counters with a two-punch combo. Hard right by Credeur sends Yarbrough backpeddling into the cage. Credur closes in and connects with an uppercut that drops Yarbrough. Credeur follows up with more strikes and the bout is halted at 1:54 of the first.
Tim Credeur defeats Cale Yarbrough via TKO – Round 1, 1:54
BRODIE FARBER VS. RORY MARKHAM
ROUND 1 -Farber and Markham come out swinging. Markham connects with a hard right to open the fight. Farber counters with a right of his own that hurts Markham. Farber closes the distance and connects with more punches. Markham recovers and connects with right head kick that knocks Farber out cold at 1:37 of the opening frame.
Rory Markahm defeats Brodie Farber via KO – Round 1, 1:37
NATE LOUGHRAN VS. JOHNNY REES
ROUND 1 – Rees secures a trip takedown early. Rees stays active from Loughran’s guard, throwing elbows and punches. Loughran works for a triangle but Rees defends. Loughran attempts another triangle and this time it’s deep, forcing Rees to tap out at 4:21 of the first.
Nate Loughran defeats Johnny Rees via submission – Round 1, 4:21
JAMES GIBOO VS. BRAD BLACKBURN
ROUND 1 – Blackburn dominates the standup. Giboo takes Blackburn to the ground to escape the damage but is unable to keep Blackburn down. Giboo works for another takedown but Blackburn defends and connects.
ROUND 2 – Blackburn again connects early with punches. Giboo shots in for a takedown but Blakcburn connects with a flying knee that sends Giboo to the canvas. Blackburn follows up and finishes Giboo off with several more strikes before the referee stops the bout at 2:29 of the second.
Brad Blackburn defeats James Giboo via TKO – Round 2, 2:29
DALE HARTT VS. SHANNON GUGERTY
ROUND 1 – Gugerty opens the first bout of the evening with leg kicks. Hartt closes the distance and secures a takedown. Hartt tries for a guillotine but Gugerty defends. Gugerty secures mount then Hartt gives up his back. Gugerty works for a rear naked choke and eventually forces Hartt to submit at 3:33 of the opening round.
Shannon Gugerty defeats Dale Hartt via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 3:33