UFC on FX 6 Results: ‘Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson’ Play-by-Play & Updates

Dec 14, 2012

UFC on FX 6 Fight Card


Sherdog.com will report from the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Gold Coast, Australia, at approximately 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT with play-by-play and live results of UFC on FX 6 which is headlined by a lightweight grudge match pitting George Sotiropoulos versus Ross Pearson.

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Cody Donovan vs. Nick Penner


Round 1
Marc Goddard is the referee for tonight’s opening bout at 205 pounds. Donovan ducks inside behind a right hand and clinches up, then gets turned around with his back on the fence. From the outside position, Penner throws knees to the body and punches up top before Donovan breaks out. Donovan tries to step inside again and this team takes a right-handed counter that sends him to the canvas. Penner pounces and Donovan nearly catches him in an armbar. Penner pulls his arm out, then has to stand in order to escape a triangle attempt. Once more, Donovan looks to come in the pocket and clinch, and this time Penner has a big left uppercut waiting. Penner follows him down and takes top position but again gets kicked off. Penner takes a shin to the groin but only needs a few seconds to recover. When they resume, it’s Donovan hitting a takedown with 80 seconds left. Donovan moves to half-guard but Penner wraps him up and Donovan stands up after 30 seconds of inactivity. Donovan catches Penner with a left hook on the cheek, then blasts away with right hands on his fallen foe. Ref Goddard sees Penner’s lights go out and this one is over.

Official result: Cody Donovan def. Nick Penner via KO (Punches) R1 4:35

Brendan Loughnane vs. Mike Wilkinson


Round 1
John Sharp is the ref for this lightweight bout. Loughnane opens up with inside leg kicks, switching between orthodox and southpaw stances, sticking his jab in the shorter Wilkinson’s face. A side-kick to the body connects for Loughnane, who keeps moving backward as Wilkinson tries to get inside. Two minutes into the round, Wilkinson hits a takedown at the base of the cage and Loughnane closes up his guard. Loughnane throws elbows from his back while Wilkinson postures up and tries to create space to strike. Wilkinson goes to the body and throws an elbow over the top just before Loughnane scrambles back to his feet. Loughnane lands a few knees to the body and gets out of the clinch, steps in and thumps Wilkinson with a right hook. Another leg kick from Loughnane lands and he steps away from another Wilkinson shot to finish the round standing.

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Loughnane
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Loughnane
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Loughnane

Round 2
More leg kicks from Loughnane to open up round two, and he keeps on his back foot while Wilkinson tries to strike. Another Wilkinson shot is dodged, but he cracks Loughnane with a pair of hard right hands before shooting a single-leg against the fence. Loughnane stays up, gets an overhook and exits the clinch. A left hook from Loughnane connects and immediately opens up a cut above Wilkinson’s right eye. Loughnane continues to move around the outside, pumping his jab and trying to dodge Wilkinson’s offense. They exchange leg kicks inside and Wilkinson sneaks a right hand up the middle. He shoots a single and Loughnane sprawls on the fence, then circles out. Wilkinson won’t let up with his punches, even if Loughnane seems to be slipping most of them. A hook to the body by Loughnane is followed by a knee. Wilkinson stays up and comes forward again, eating another right hand.

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Loughnane
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Loughnane
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Loughnane

Round 3
Wilkinson gets through with a pair of punches and a leg kick before taking a leg kick inside from Loughnane and receiving a finger in the left eye. Referee Sharp calls for a pause and Wilkinson signals that he’s alright to continue. When they resume, it’s Loughnane leg-kicking again and snapping off left hands in Wilkinson’s face. Wilkinson shoots a single against the cage, gets stood up and is shoved away. Swiping right hands from Loughnane but he nearly gets taken down as Wilkinson catches a high knee. Wilkinson just keeps coming forward, pressing the action and again trying for a single-leg takedown. Loughnane reverses, scores with a knee to the breadbasket; Wilkinson, with his back to the fence, keeps busy with short right hands to Loughnane’s face and body. With 90 seconds to go, Loughnane wilts Wilkinson with a big right hand and tries to finish on the ground. Wilkinson recovers quickly, scrambles up and shoots. He can’t get the takedown and eats a knee for his trouble. Loughnane presses Wilkinson into the fence as the fight enters its final 30 seconds. Wilkinson rushes his man at the horn, bombing with heavy right hands and connecting with a few while Loughnane pulls up short on his counters.

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Loughnane (30-27 Loughnane)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Loughnane (30-27 Loughnane)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Loughnane (30-27 Loughnane)

Official result: Mike Wilkinson def. Brendan Loughnane via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Ben Alloway vs. Manuel Rodriguez


Round 1
Steve Perceval is the referee for this welterweight contest. Rodriguez shoots in right away behind a left hand and double-legs Alloway to the floor. Alloway is immediately on the hunt for a triangle choke, but Rodriguez has it sniffed out and mashes “Benny Blanco” into the fence. Alloway uses the fence to sneak back to his feet; Rodriguez keeps after another single-leg and soon has his man back on the ground. Alloway is doing well to shift his hips and prevent the aggressive Rodriguez from advancing past half-guard. Rodriguez finally gets there about midway through the round and soon after hops on Alloway’s back. One hook in for Rodriguez but the other leg is caught against the cage. Alloway kneels, taking his time and hopping back to his feet. He’s tripped down again almost immediately, gets back up and puts Rodriguez’s back on the fence. Alloway throws some knees to the legs of Rodriguez and they break off. Rodriguez takes a kick to the groin, but ref Perceval doesn’t see it and waves the fight off. Once Perceval realizes what has happened, he confers with another official cageside and the fight is restarted. It doesn’t last long, however: Alloway front-kicks Rodriguez in the jaw, then pounces and knocks “Chalate” unconscious with punches. Alloway scores the shocking, devastating knockout with just seconds left in the round.

Official result: Ben Alloway def. Manuel Rodriguez via KO (Front Kick and Punches) R1 4:57

Seth Baczynski vs. Mike Pierce


Round 1
Pierce waits for a leg kick, catches it and double-legs Baczynski to the ground. From his back, Baczynski frustrates Pierce with double-handed open palm slaps and works his way back to his feet after a minute. Pierce stays after the takedown, clinches Baczynski against the fence, but Baczynski circles out. Pierce hits another takedown and holds Baczynski at the base of the fence. More open-handed slaps to the sides of Pierce’s head, but the wrestler is staying heavy on top, even driving Baczynski back down after he works back up. Pierce uses a can opener to get momentary respite from Baczynski’s chops. Baczynski comes back with elbows but Pierce lands a few good ones of his own before finishing the round on top.

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Pierce
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Pierce
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Pierce

Round 2
Baczynski tries to keep Pierce at bay with long strikes but is quickly shot back down to the ground. Pierce stacks him up at the base of the fence and socks him with sporadic ground-and-pound before Baczynski works his way back up. Baczynski gets off the fence and attacks with a leaping knee, stuffs a shot and puts Pierce on the outside with long kicks. Pierce swipes at Baczynski with a right hand, gets in behind it and puts the larger man on the cage again. Baczynski lands a good knee up the middle, steps back and strings together a combo as Pierce stands on the fence. Pierce comes forward and drops Baczynski with a right hand, then follows with uppercuts. Baczynski leaps in with another knee and slips to the ground this time, where Pierce follows to finish the round on top. As he goes back to his corner, Baczynski’s left eye is busted open and bleeding.

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Pierce
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Pierce
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Pierce

Round 3
Baczynski pushes in with leg kicks and long punches but Pierce nonetheless gets in on a leg. Baczynski gets his leg free and comes at Pierce with a head kick, which is blocked, and some long hooks, which aren’t. Just as Baczynski looks to be turning the tides on the feet, Pierce puts him back on the ground. It’s a repeat of the early moments as Baczynski goes back to slapping the sides of Pierce’s head, unloading with backhanded punches and elbows whenever he’s afforded the space. Pierce isn’t doing enough on top for referee Marc Goddard, who stands the welterweights up with one minute remaining. The now-bloodied Pierce goes straight after a takedown and hits one 20 seconds later, finishing the round and the fight on top.

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Pierce (30-27 Pierce)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Baczynski (29-28 Pierce)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Pierce (30-27 Pierce)

Official result: Mike Pierce def. Seth Baczynski via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Joey Beltran vs. Igor Pokrajac


Round 1
Pokrajac comes straight at Beltran with straight punches and they tie up on the fence. Beltran turns him around and mugs with punches inside. The pace slows as the light heavyweights move along the cage, but Beltran steps back and opens up with a series of uppercuts which stun Pokrajac. Now Beltran presses the action, sending knees to Pokrajac’s body and hooks to the head. Pokrajac won’t go down even as Beltran thumps him with massive body blows and headshots. Pokrajac not only weathers the storm, but comes back to clip Beltran with a right hand and take the dominant position in the clinch against the fence. Beltran scores with a knee as the round ticks down but Pokrajac gets the final word as he steps back and connects with a pair of punches.

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Beltran
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Beltran
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Beltran

Round 2
Beltran goes after Pokrajac with a steady stream of kicks to the body and punches, and it’s Pokrajac on his back foot through the first minute of the round. Pokrajac steps forward and gets in Beltran’s face now, and the pair starts swinging for the fences, both men throwing absolute bombs but neither man landing the big shot. Beltran gets the clinch along the fence and spends the better part of 90 seconds controlling Pokrajac on the cage. Pokrajac takes a low knee but recovers quickly and they get back to work with a minute left. Beltran gets a collar tie and attacks Pokrajac with punches from all angles, over and under, before forcing the clinch on the fence again. He controls Pokrajac there for the final minute and lands a few punches to the gut just before -- and maybe one just after -- the horn.

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Beltran
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Beltran
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Beltran

Round 3
The 205ers are quickly clinched on the cage again, exchanging the outside position as they work in very close quarters. Beltran’s underhooks are winning him the positional battle while Pokrajac mashes his hands on Beltran’s face. Pokrajac finally gets out of the tie-up and makes Beltran come forward. Beltran does that, throwing punches but missing as Pokrajac backs away. Pokrajac comes forward now and starts putting right hands on Beltran’s cheek, then shoves Beltran into the fence. It only last a few seconds as Beltran gets his back off the cage and circles out. Beltran isn’t throwing many punches in return and instead wraps Pokrajac up on the fence again. Down to the final minute now and Beltran gets a front headlock, where he’s able to knock Pokrajac with some solid knees. Pokrajac escapes with just seconds to go and they finish throwing punches, drawing a roar from the Australian crowd as the fight concludes.

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Beltran (30-27 Beltran)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Beltran (30-27 Beltran)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Beltran (30-27 Beltran)

Official result: Joey Beltran def. Igor Pokrajac via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Chad Mendes vs. Yaotzin Meza


Round 1
Steve Perceval is in charge of this featherweight bout. Mendes opens up strong, pushing forward on short-notice replacement Meza with cracking leg kicks and a few good punches to the body. He ducks inside and throws an overhand right which lands on Meza’s temple. Meza crumbles to the ground and Mendes pounces, finishing the job and knocking Meza cold with three more precise punches. Referee Perceval steps in to rescue Meza from any further damage, and Mendes has a speedy first-round finish.

Official result: Chad Mendes def. Yaotzin Meza via KO (Punches) R1 1:55

Hector Lombard vs. Rousimar Palhares


Round 1
Lombard flicks a high kick at Palhares, who replies with a hard inside leg kick. It’s Lombard coming forward, causing Palhares to stumble as he backs into the cagepost. Lombard swings at Palhares with murderous hooks but he’s coming up short. He catches a Palhares leg kick and clubs him with a right hand, and Palhares partially pulls guard. Lombard won’t follow to the ground and allows Palhares back up. Still pushing forward, Lombard keeps trying for the vicious right hands, and now a few get through. One puts Palhares on wobbly legs, falling backward into the cage, and Lombard sends him crashing down with another hard punch. Lombard tries to finish on the ground, but Palhares just wraps him up and stalls until ref Marc Goddard stands them up. Lombard traps Palhares against the fence again, clips him with a left hand and then mauls the Brazilian with a flurry of punches. Palhares goes unconscious and ref Goddard waves it off as the Aussie crowd goes wild for their adoptive hometown fighter.

Official result: Hector Lombard def. Rousimar Palhares via KO (Punches) R1 3:38

Colin Fletcher vs. Norman Parke


Round 1
John Sharp is the referee for this lightweight “TUF” final. Parke quickly digs an underhook on the larger man and pushes Fletcher against the fence. He trips the leg of the “Freakshow” and sets up in the Englishman’s half-guard on the right side. Fletcher posts and tries to shrimp out, threatening the left arm of Parke as he scoots away from the fence. Parke is heavy on top, though, and maintains his position as Fletcher keeps working to escape. Good, short elbows from Parke on top, just staying all over the squirming Fletcher. Parke sees an opening and tries to leap onto Fletcher’s back with 30 seconds left in the round. Fletcher slips out the backdoor and finishes the round on top, dropping short strikes.

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Parke
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Parke
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Parke

Round 2
Parke wraps Fletcher up and drags him to the floor again. Fletcher rolls underneath, first angling for an armbar and then grabbing for one of Parke’s legs. Parke stacks him up and transitions to north-south position, then keeps moving to side control. He snares Fletcher in a guillotine, but Fletcher elevates and gets out of danger. The respite is only temporary, as Parke quickly steps into full mount, where he begins to drop elbows until Fletcher gives up his back. Parke goes looking for a rear-naked choke, but the rangy Fletcher twists around, creates space and scrambles back up. Fletcher has 90 seconds to turn this frame around and he begins trying to do so with body kicks and jabs. Parke is at an 8-inch reach disadvantage but nonetheless is finding success with two- and three-punch combos in the pocket. Parke hits another takedown just before the round ends.

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Parke
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Parke
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Parke

Round 3
Fletcher clearly wants to stay standing and tries to do so with the use of long kicks and hooks. Parke is still countering effectively and doing a fair job in dodging the larger man’s strikes, even ducking a spinning backfist from Fletcher and shoving him to the ground. Fletcher keeps coming forward, even eating punches, and now he’s trickling blood from the outside of his left eye. Parke lights up Fletcher with a combo and the Freakshow gives him a smile. Fletcher comes forward with a leg kick and a hook, steps in with a knee up the middle. He pushes Parke back with an outside leg kick but Parke is right back at him with a one-two in Fletcher’s face. With 40 seconds left, Parke gets inside, wraps Fletcher up and trips him to the ground. Parke works to secure Fletcher’s back as the clock ticks down, allowing Fletcher back to his feet. They finish throwing punches on the fence and the Team U.K. teammates embrace.

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Parke (30-27 Parke)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Parke (30-27 Parke)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Parke (30-27 Parke)

Official result: Norman Parke def. Colin Fletcher via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) R3 5:00

Brad Scott vs. Robert Whittaker


Round 1
Whittaker takes the outside and looks to land wide left hooks while stepping off and out of Scott’s way. Scott traps him against the fence and the pair is clinched there only a few seconds before the pro-Whittaker crowd starts up a “boring” chant. Whittaker breaks out and appears to catch a low blow but he’s good to continue. He grazes Scott with a left hook, circles out and touches him with a right hand. Scott puts his jab in Whittaker’s face, catches a punch from Whittaker and shoves the Aussie into the fence. Whittaker gets off the cage and blitzes Scott with punches. Scott hits the deck and Whittaker cracks him with some hard shots on the ground, but the Brit stays with it. Scott is back on his feet, trying to bully Whittaker on the fence again. Whittaker gets off and zaps Scott with a hard right hand in the closing seconds.

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Whittaker
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Whittaker
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Whittaker

Round 2
Scott comes aggressive with his strikes to begin the second frame, rushing Whittaker to the fence and briefly tying up. After they disengage, Whittaker throws an inside leg kick at the wrong angle and catches Scott in the cup. Ref Steve Perceval pauses the bout, but Scott recovers after a minute and they’re back at it. Whittaker absorbs a kick to the body and goes high with a right kick which Scott ducks. Whittaker lands a hard uppercut in the clinch, but Scott wraps him up from behind and trips Whittaker to the ground. Trying to secure back-mount, Scott punches at the kneeling Whittaker from side control. With 90 seconds remaining, Scott sinks in his hooks and begins working for the rear-naked choke. Whittaker scrapes Scott off his back and stands, but the Englishman shoves him against the fence. Right hook from Whittaker and Scott steps forward with a two-piece body-head combo. Another combo comes from Scott, right uppercut-left hook this time, right at the horn.

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Scott
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Scott
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Scott

Round 3
It’s give-and-take through the opening minute of the final round, with both welterweights taking turns coming forward and throwing strikes. Whittaker is getting the better of it early on, attacking Scott with bunches of punches and turning away attempts to tie up. Whittaker attacks with standing elbows now, landing at first but then walking into a right hand counter from Scott. A step-in knee to the body lands for Scott; Whittaker backs him off with a wide right hook. Scott backs Whittaker away with a stiff jab and Whittaker is spilling blood from his nose. Undeterred, the young Aussie keeps cracking away with hard punches, finding particular success with his left hook. He feints a one-two and goes high with a partially blocked head kick. Down to the final minute now and Whittaker gets the crowd going with another surge of punches. A strike from Whittaker has opened up a bloody cut on the hairline of Scott, and Whittaker ends the fight emphatically, attacking Scott’s head and body with punches in equal measure. This one is going to the scorecards.

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Whittaker (29-28 Whittaker)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Whittaker (29-28 Whittaker)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Whittaker (29-28 Whittaker)

Official result: Robert Whittaker def. Brad Scott via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson


Round 1
There’s no touch of gloves between the lightweights as referee Marc Goddard gets tonight’s main event underway. Pearson establishes himself in the center of the cage, stalking outward on his fellow right-hander and landing a hard leg kick. Sotiropoulos is reeling after a nasty right hand from Pearson, who doesn’t rush to finish but instead stands back and picks a few more shots. Sotiropoulos recovers enough to clinch up but Pearson shoves him off after a few seconds. Another right hand connects for Pearson though this one doesn’t have the same effect as the last. Still on his back foot, Sotiropoulos tries to jab and keep Pearson out of striking range. A leg kick knocks Sotiropoulos to the ground; Pearson wants him back up. Sotiropoulos is on the run now, covering up after feeling the power from Pearson. A solid jab from the Australian gives Pearson pause for thought. With one minute remaining, Sotiropoulos goes hard on a high double-leg and gets Pearson to the ground. He secures back control with 30 seconds left, though he’s high on Pearson’s back. Pearson stands and rolls forward, ditching Sotiropoulos in the process. Sotiropoulos stays on top for the final few seconds and closes out the round in side control.

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Pearson
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Pearson
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Pearson

Round 2
Sotiropoulos looks to keep Pearson outside with long jabs while Pearson tries to snap off quicker punches inside. Neither man connecting with anything significant through the first 90 seconds, though Pearson lands a decent uppercut to the body. Pearson is finding his jab, and Sotiropoulos is pawing at his eye after a few of them. Now the jabs come back from Sotiropoulos as he moves backward. Pearson digs a hook to Sotiropoulos’ body and Sotiropoulos retaliates with a two-punch-head-kick combo. A left hook from Pearson sends Sotiropoulos to the mat, but he keeps a long guard and regains his wits. Back on the feet, Pearson slips throwing an inside leg kick and Sotiropoulos makes him pay with a clinch on the fence. Pearson gets out and finishes the round with a glancing left hand.

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Pearson
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Pearson
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Pearson

Round 3
Pearson wastes no time in going back to the left hook, and it pays dividends immediately. Sotiropoulos hits the decks and kicks his legs furiously, trying to keep Pearson from striking through his guard. Sotiropoulos gets back to his feet and is forced to cover up as Pearson attacks the body with nasty punches. Pearson walks right at Sotiropoulos and splits the Australian’s guard with a straight right, a left and another right. The legs go out from under Sotiropoulos and ref Goddard has seen enough. Pearson barely gets off a follow-up punch before this one is waved off.

Official result: Ross Pearson def. George Sotiropoulos via TKO (Punches) R3 0:41

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