MMAFrenzy’s live fight coverage of UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3 kicks off with our recaps of today’s Facebook preliminary card. In the featured fight, Lorenz Larkin would defeat Chris Camozzi in a fun, but fairly one-sided, fight. In other opening action, Yancy Medeiros, Seth Baczynski, and Derek Brunson picked up wins on the online preliminary card.
Larkin Defeats Camozzi
Lorenz Larkin and Chris Camozzi would bring the online portion of the UFC Fight for the Troops 3 card to a close with a fun battle in the Octagon. Larkin would control the majority of the fight with his superior striking but Camozzi would find some success with his kicks, especially in round 2. In the end, Larkin would get his first UFC victory at Fort Campbell while Camozzi has now lost two straight to former Strikeforce fighters.
Medeiros KOs Edwards
Yancy Medeiros made his first UFC victory memorable one as he decked Yves Edwards in the first round of their UFC Fight Night 31 bout. Medeiros dropped Edwards with a nasty counter uppercut and put him away with strikes after a fun back and forth round. The win improves Medeiros to 1-1 in the Octagon, while Edwards drops to 10-9 in the UFC and has lost his last three.
Baczynski Edges Magny
Seth Baczynski picked up a much-needed victory over Neil Magny tonight at UFC Fight Night 31. The story of the fight was Baczynski’s grappling advantage as his strikes in the standup, and on the ground, slowed as the fight wore on. While Magny was aggressive throughout the fight, leading some to believe he could have won, the judges ruled for Baczynski. The victory snaps a two-fight losing streak for Baczynski and drops Magny to 1-2 in the UFC.
Brunson Floors and Chokes Houston
Former UNCP wrestling standout Derek Brunson would kick off the Fight for the Troops 3 card in style with lightning quick attack. Brunson floored Houston with a devastating headkick that dropped Houston to the canvas. While the former Team Georgia wrestler would try to recover, Brunson quickly jumped to a fight-ending rear naked choke. Brunson moves to 2-0 in the UFC with the win.
UFC Fight Night 31 Quick Results:
- Lorenz Larkin def. Chris Camozzi via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,29-28)
- Yancy Medeiros def. Yves Edwards via TKO (uppercut and strikes) at 2:47 of Round 1
- Seth Baczynski def. Neil Magny via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Derek Brunson def. Brian Houston via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:48 of Round 1