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WEC 35 Results: Condit and Varner Defend Titles, Cantwell Crowned Light Heavyweight Champ

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  • Carlos Condit (c) def. Hiromitsu Miura via TKO – Round 4, 4:43
    WEC Welterweight Championship
  • Steve Cantwell def. Brian Stann (c) via TKO – Round 2, 4:01
    WEC Light Heavyweight Championship
  • Jamie Varner (c) def. Marcus Hicks via TKO – Round 1, 2:08
    WEC Lightweight Championship
  • Brian Bowles def. Damacio Page via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 3:30
  • Josh Grispi def. Micah Miller via TKO – Round 1, 0:50
  • Brock Larson def. Carlo Prater via TKO – Round 1, 0:37
  • Blas Avena def. Dave Terrel via TKO – Round 1, 1:07
  • Shane Roller def. Todd Moore via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 3:00
  • Mike Budnik def. Greg McIntyre via submission (triangle choke) – Round 3, 3:21
  • Scott Jorgensen def. Kenji Osawa via unanimous decision

Continue reading for WEC 35 preliminary bout recaps and round-by-round results of the WEC 35 main card…

CARLOS CONDIT (C) VS. HIROMITSU MIURA
WEC Welterweight Championship

ROUND 1 – They touch gloves. Condit lands a kick to the body and Miura lands a punch to the chin. Right by Condit connects a right as Miura closes the distance. Miura scores a good combination followed by a counter left. Miura throws Condit to the ground and is immediately in side control. Condit spins and both fighters return to their feet. Miura again sends Condit to the ground but Condit quickly gets back to his feet and counters with a good combination. Miura puts Condit on the ground but they again return to their feet. Condit stuns Miura and sends him to the ground. Condit pins Miura to the ground and starts dropping punches and looking for submissions. Condit locks in an armbar but Miura escapes back to his feet and immediately tosses Condit back to the ground. Miura jumps into his guard and Condit looks for a late guillotine but time expires. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Condit.

ROUNd 2 – Condit misses with a head kick but connects with a kick to the body. Miura slips and falls to the ground and Condit jumps into his guard. Miura pushes Condit away with his legs but Condit passes to half guard. Condit works some ground and pound and Miura looks to sweep. Miura tries to escape but instead gives up mount. Miura gives up his back and Condit locks in an armbar but Miura pulls out and gets into Condit’s full guard. The referee quickly stands them up and Condit quickly connects with a kick to the body. Miura gives up his back but rolls into full guard. Condit works punches to the body in the final seconds of the round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Condit.

ROUND 3 -Condit opens with a combination and Miura quickly fires back. Miura gets ahold of Condit and looks for another throw but Condit locks in a guillotine. Miura escapes the choke but gives up mount and Condit drops punches from the top. Miura escapes into Condit’s guard and connects with some hard punches. Miura connects with a barrage of punches that rock Condit but both fighters get back to their feet and Condit drops Miura. Miura gives up his back and Condit reigns punches from the top. Condit moves into full mount and connects with more punches. Miura again gives up his back to lengthen the contest and Condit looks for a rear naked choke. Condit is unable to finish the fight and Miura narrowly survives the third round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Condit.

ROUND 4 – Both fighters trade big combinations to open the fourth frame and Condit is hurt by the barrage. They head to the ground and both fighters look for chokes. Miura rolls into Condit’s half guard and drops punches. Condit looks for a kneebar but Miura escapes and is back into Condit’s guard. They stall and are stood back up. Condit and Miura both connect and Miura falls back to the ground out of fatigue. Condit mounts Miura and lands some punches from the top before Miura sweeps into Condit’s guard, postures up, and drops punches. They return to their feet and Miura misses with a right. Condit capitalizes and drops Miura with a knee. Condit follows him to the ground and finishes him off with punches in the final seconds of the fourth round of a potential “Fight of the Year”.

Carlos Condit def. Hiromitsu Miura via TKO – Round 4, 4:43

BIAN STANN (C) VS. STEVE CANTWELL
WEC Light Heavyweight Championship

ROUND 1 -They touch gloves and circle. Stann throws a combo and Cantwell quickly fires back. Stann closes in and Cantwell tags him. Stann fires a leg kick. Cantwell connects with a hard punch combination punctuated with a knee but Stann counters with a combo of his own. They lock up against the fence and blood starts to trickle from a small cut on the right cheek of Stann. They separate and trade. Superman punch by Cantwell sets up a nice combination and Stann punches back. They lock up again against the fence briefly then back away where both fighters connect with good shots to the head. Kick and punch to the body by Cantwell followed by a pair of punches to the head. Cantwell trips to the ground but catches Stann with a good upkick. Stann lands a good series of punches on Cantwell, who is forced to give up his back to escape. Stann is warned for hitting the back of the head but continues to punch. Cantwell gets back to his feet just as the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Cantwell.

ROUND 2 – Cantwell is hit below the belt in the opening seconds of the second round and he is given up to 5 minutes to recover but the fight quickly resumes. Stann closes the distance to look for a takedown but Cantwell tags him and backs away. Body shot by Cantwell followed by a head kick. They clinch then split apart and trade punch combinations. Stann shoots but Cantwell stuffs it and instead the clinch. Cantwell lands a knee to the head then lands another combination of punches to the head and body. Cantwell connects with more knees and punches that wobble the champion but Stann survives for now. Cantwell lands a final right that sends Stann to the canvas and the bout is immediately stopped.

Steve Cantwell def. Brian Stann via TKO – Round 2, 4:01

JAMIE VARNER (C) VS. MARCUS HICKS
WEC Lightweight Championship

ROUND 1 – They test each other out then clinch and Varner throws a knee. Hicks puts Varner on the ground but Varner gets back to his feet. Hicks secures a guillotine but Varner escapes. Hicks takes Varner to the ground again but he again returns to his feet. Varner lands a kick to the body then lands two knees flush to the face of Hicks. Varner connects with a series of punches and knees but Hicks is able to survive initially. Varner’s strikes continue and Hicks is out on his feet before eventually falling to the ground, forcing the referee to stop the contest.

Jamie Varner (c) def. Marcus Hicks via TKO – Round 1, 2:08

DAMACIO PAGE VS. BRIAN BOWLES

ROUND 1 – Bowles stikes first and connects then Page misses with a kick. Page connects with a kick to the body but Bowles puts him on the ground. Page upkicks but Bowles gets into Page’s guard and works ground and pound. Page escapes but Bowles locks in a guillotine. He escapes and transitions into Bowles’ guard. Bowles controls Page from the bottom, limiting his offense. Page postures up and drops a shot then allows Bowles to return to his feet. Page misses a kick then another but Bowles connects with a punch combo. Bowles shoots in for a takedown but Page stuffs it and picks Bowles up for a slam. Before Page is able to slam him to the ground Bowles secures a guillotine and Page is forced to tap out.

Brian Bowles def. Damacio Page via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 3:30

JOSH GRISPI VS. MICAH MILLER

Grispi opens the bout with leg kicks then the fighters head to the ground where Miller is hit with more kicks but they quickly return to their feet. Grispi connects with a right hat knocks Miller to the ground and follows it up with several more strikes on the ground before the referee halts the bout. Miller is unfazed, however, and immediately protests the premature stoppage.

Josh Grispi def. Micah Miller via TKO – Round 1, 0:50

CARLO PRATER VS. BROCK LARSON

Larson immediately knocks Prater to the ground with a hard left and follows it up with strikes on the ground that force the referee to intervene just 37-seconds into the opening round.

Brock Larson def. Carlo Prater via TKO – Round 1, 0:37

DAVE TERREL VS. BLAS AVENA

Avena and Terrel trade big punches to open the contest then Avena looks for a guillotine. Terrel escapes and they again trade punches. Avena rocks Terrel with a knee and follows it up with a punch that drops Terrel to the canvas. Avena follows Terrel to the ground and finishes him off with strikes.

Blas Avena def. Dave Terrel via TKO – Round 1, 1:07

TODD MOORE VS. SHANE ROLLER

Moore tags Roller with several hard shots to open the fight then secures a takedowb but Roller sinks in a guillotine. Moore escapes and works ground and pound but Roller again secures a guillotine, this time forcing Moore to tap out.

Shane Roller def. Todd Moore via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 3:00

MIKE BUDNIK VS. GREG MCINTYRE

McIntyre quickly takes Budnik to the ground and pounds on him for most of the opening frame. Budnik goes for a triangle choke late in the round but McIntyre escapes and claims a 10-9 round on the MMAFrenzy.com scorecard.

Budnik connects with a spinning back kick early in the second round but McIntyre recovers and takes Budnik to the ground. McIntyre is unable to connect with much offense on the ground and Budnik is able to return to his feet but McIntyre secures several more takedowns before the end of the second. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 in favor of McIntyre.

McIntrye takes Budnik to the ground again early in the final round and works ground and pound but Budnik secures a triangle choke that forces McIntyre to tap out just past the midway point of the third.

Mike Budnik def. Greg McIntyre via submission (triangle choke) – Round 3, 3:21

KENJI OSAWA VS. SCOTT JORGENSEN

Scott Jorgensen secured a takedown early in the opening round and worked ground and pound for the majority of the round. Osawa was able to secure a guillotine but Jorgensen escaped just before the end of the opening round, which MMAFrenzy.com score 10-9 in favor of Jorgensen.

Jorgensen again looks to take Osawa to the ground in the second but he’s unsuccessful. Osawa eventually traped Jorgensen in a crucifix but he’s unable to do much damage from the position. Jorgensen reversed back into side control late and landed some elbows to close out the round, which MMAFrenzy.com scored 10-9 Jorgensen.

The third round was a repeat of the first as Jorgensen secured an early takedown and pounded on Osawa for nearly the entirety of the final round. MMAFrenzy.com scored the round 10-9 Jorgensen and the fight 30-27 Jorgensen

All three judges agree, scoring the bout 30-27 in favor of Scott Jorgensen.

Scott Jorgensen def. Kenji Osawa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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