Leone Round 1
Barao and Leone trade pawing shots before Barao is stuffed on a
takedown. Not a lot of action midway through the round until Barao
lands a kick south of the border on Leone. After just a few
seconds, Leone motions to referee Josh Rosenthal he is ready to
resume the fight. Leone rushes in with a good punching combination
that backs Barao against the cage. He answers with knees and then
hits a takedown. From top position he lands some decent elbows
before Leone escapes to his feet. The fighters clinch and the round
closes. Sherdog scores round 10-9 for Barao.
Leone finds the range with his hands early in the second. He
hammers Barao with a nice right. The Brazilian counters with knees.
Leone now looks to shoot but Barao defends the shot and clinches.
The fighters separate and Leone fires off another combo. Barao
answers with a leg kick. Leone is pushing the pace and walking down
Barao. Barao lands a hard kick to the body and Leone responds with
another flurry of punches. Sherdog scores the round 10-9 for
Leone scores with a double leg but quickly finds himself on the
defensive when Barao locks up a loose heel hook. Leone escapes but
winds up on the bottom. Barao tries to pass while Leone works on a
kimura. Barao steps all the way around Leone and latches onto an
armbar. He sits back and Leone knows he is caught. He taps out at
2:29 giving Barao the win in his WEC debut.
Rebello vs. Chris
Cariaso Round 1
Cariaso comes out throwing kick after kick. He goes high twice and
misses both. He lands to the body and the legs but Rebello answers
with leg kicks of his own. Rebello tries to take the bout to the
mat and is stopped. He shoots again and elevates Cariaso and slams
him to the canvas. Rebello lands some punches after standing in
Cariaso's guard but loses the position when his opponent scrambles
to his feet. Rebello sinks him again by pulling his legs out but he
can't keep him down. Cariaso knees his way off the cage and pistons
a couple lefts down the pipe before throwing a high kick that is
caught. Rebello tries to put him back down and Cariaso maintains
his balance. Rebello hits a takedown at the bell and locks up the
round on the Sherdog card 10-9.
Rebello lifts Cariaso into the air once again and plants him hard
to the floor. The Amercan Top Team product tries to pass but gets
tangled up in an omoplata and has to roll to his back to escape.
Cariaso, now on top, works the ground and pound while Rebello looks
for a kimura. Rebello uses the hold to get back to his feet and
immediately shoots for the takedown. He has to work hard for it
along the cage but eventually gets it. Cariaso sweeps him quickly
and settles into his guard. Sherdog scores the close round 10-9
Cariaso by the thinnest of margins.
Cariaso lands four unanswered kick, three to the legs and one to
the body before Rebello does anything. The next leg kick prompts a
nice left hand counter. Rebello misses a big left and Cariaso
counters with a three piece that sends him reeling. Rebello throws
another looping haymaker that Cariaso easily dodges and he makes
Rebello pay with another big salvo of punches. A hard left to the
crown of his head and a big uppercut doing the damage. Cariaso
pursues a retreating Rebello and batters him along the cage.
Cariaso lands a hard left kick to the neck of Rebello that forces
him to pull guard. Rebello is totally defensive as Cariaso unloads.
He backs out of the guard and stalks Rebello up to the bell.
Sherdog scores the round 10-8 for Cariaso.
Official scores: 30-26 and 29-28 (twice) for Cariaso, the winner of
a unanimous decision.
Assuncao vs. Diego
Nunes Round 1
Nunes blasts Assuncao with a nice right hand off a leg kick to get
the scoring started. The featherweights trade blistering leg kicks
and Assuncao finds the mark with his hands, bloodying Nunes nose.
Assuncao has staked out the center of the cage and is walking down
Nunes. Nunes is still the more active fighter, despite moving
backwards. Nunes lands a spinning back kick to the body and follows
it with a hard left hook. Assuncao lands a hard right hand and
another. Nunes tries another spinning back kick but assuncao is too
close. He counters with a right hand at the bell. Sherdog score the
close round 10-9 for Assuncao.
Assuncao has taken the center of the cage again and is looking to
strike while Nunes circles away. Assuncao kicks to the body and
Nunes tries to counter with yet another spinning-back kick that
misses. Assuncao lands a nice combo but Nunes comes back with a
left hand over the top that lands square on the nose. Nunes lands a
left kick to the bosy and a right hook and Assuncao shoots but is
stiffed. Nunes lands again with his right but Assuncao counters
with a one-two. Assuncao grabs a single and pulls Nunes to the
ground. He is right back up into a short clinch which is broken
when Assuncao lands a right elbow. Another close round is in the
books and Sherdog score the second 10-9 for Assuncao.
Nunes lands a left hook and follows with a kick to the body.
Assuncao moves forward but is dropped to a knee by a left hand.
Nunes rushes forward but Assuncao latches on and regains his
footing. Nunes misses again with another back kick. Assuncao fires
off a four punch combo as Nunes tries to close the distance. Nunes
tries again and finds the same resistance. Nunes clinches and knees
Assuncao along the cage. Assuncao lands another combination and
scores a takedown at the final bell. Sherdog score the third 10-9
Official scores: 30-27, 28-29 and 29-28 for Nunes, the winner of a
Erik Koch vs.
Casimir Round 1
Casimir shoots in but Koch defends well and clinches up. Koch gets
a takedown of his own and passes to side. He tries to go to mount
but Casimir catches him and replaces half guard. Koch hooks up a
triangle and blasts Casimir with elbow before really sinking the
choke. Casimir rolls and wriggles but can't get away and has to tap
at 3:01 of the first round.
Fabiano vs. Frank
Gomez Round 1
Wagney shoots in and eats a jumping knee from Gomez. He is not hurt
and finishes the takedown. Gomez fights his way up the cage and
back to his feet bit is taken back down in the middle of the cage.
He lands in side-control and tries to move to mount. Gomez defends
and scrambles to his feet. Fabiano jumps into a guillotine and its
deep. Gomez frantically tries to break the hold but Fabiano holds
on. Gomez finally wriggles off the hook and extricates his head
from Fabiano's grasp. Fabiano clinches back up and the round ends.
Sherdog.com scores round one for Fabiano 10-9.
Gomez lands a hard leg kick to start the second and Fabiano shoots
in in response. He struggles but wrangles Gomez to the ground. He
isn't there long. Gomez wall walks back to his feet but is sunk in
the middle of the cage. Gomez, undeterred slaps on a gogo plata but
Fabiano has defends the choke. Fabiano moves to side again and
hears the boo birds when the pace slows. Fabiano knees to the body
and punches to the head with about one minute left. Fabiano quells
the boos for a moment when he gets to knee on belly and opens up
with strikes. Gomez shakes him just as the horn sounds. Its another
10-9 round for Fabiano on the Sherdog card.
It is one minute in and nary a strike has been thrown. The fighters
circle with Gomez in pursuit. Fabiano lands a hard left hand that
stops Gomez in his tracks. He then shoots and hits the takedown
along the cage. Fabiano moves to side but can't do anything with
the position. The crowd is not pleased and let's them know. Boos
cascade towards the cage and erupt even louder when the final horn
sounds. Fabiano gets the third round as well 10-9 in a stinker.
Fabiano wins with scores of 30-27 across the board.
Darabedyan vs. Will
Kerr Round 1
Darabedyan and Kerr clinch up after a brief exchange. Darabedyan
gets the takedown but is in trouble when Kerr uses the cage to spin
around for an armbar. Darabedyan is caught and taps out at 1:20 of
the first round.
Wineland vs. Will
Campuzano Round 1
Wineland kicks the leg and Campuzano kicks back and misses a few
right-hand haymakers. Wineland jabs and circles away from the right
of his opponent. The fighters trade low kicks and Wineland
continues to throw his jab out, but he’s yet to find the range to
make it connect. Both fighters are having trouble hitting anything
but air early on. Campuzano connects with a right hand and a jab of
his own. Wineland opens up and scores with a right hand and a kick
to the left thigh. Campuzano delivers a snapping low kick to the
lead leg of his opponent. A right-hand lead drops Campuzano.
Wineland reacts in an effort to swarm, but Campuzano quickly
stands. Campuzano gets in some leather at the bell.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Wineland
Guilherme Pinheiro scores the round 10-9 Wineland
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Wineland
Wineland scores with a short, right-hand counter. Campuzano is the
more active fighter, but he’s having a hard time landing flush.
Wineland is starting to find a rhythm with his jab and straight
right. Wineland catches a body kick at the two-minute mark, but was
unable to trip his foe to the floor or unload any offense. A jab
and a left hook glance the face of Campuzano. Wineland lights
Campuzano up with a sharp punching combination that staggers the
dazed fighter. Wineland unloads on the now fallen Campuzano, but he
can’t finish him. Campuzano returns to his feet and glances a
jumping knee off the body. Wineland lands another right hand and
Campuzano is hurt. Campuzano covers up against the cage and
Wineland lets his hands loose. A hard right hand to the body drops
Campuzano, and Wineland follows with a hard right hand that ends
the fight. Referee Jerin Valel steps in to save Campuzano at 4:44
of round two. Amazing end scene on this one, folks.
Horodecki vs. Danny
Downes Round 1
Horodecki kicks the legs of Downes and clinches against the fence
before securing a trip. Horodecki works briefly from half guard
before locking on a guillotine. Horodecki rolls and closes his
guard. Downes defends the tight hold and escapes to his feet, where
Horodecki goes right back to the clinch and is warned by referee
John Braak for holding the fence. Horodecki knees the thighs and is
warned again for holding the fence while kneeing. Horodecki trips
Downes to the floor and punches the head from half guard. Horodecki
transitions to the back and looks for a rear-naked choke. Downes
escapes the choke and a neck crank before getting to his feet.
Downes misses a knee to the head and Horodecki immediately
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Horodecki
Guilherme Pinheiro scores the round 10-9 Horodecki
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Horodecki
Horodecki goes to Downes’ body with kicks and punches early in
round two. Horodecki mixes in his hands well and connects with a
left and a right that snap Downes’ head back.From the clinch,
Downes’ connects to Horodecki’s midsection with knees until he’s
tripped to the floor. Horodecki punches from the guard and Downes
stands. An excellent right hook connects with Downes’ body.
Horodecki is warned for holding the fence twice in a 15-second
span. Horodecki lands his best combo of the night in the form of a
left and right hook to the body before smacking the mouth with
another right hand. Horodecki is peppering the body with his right
hand and Downes looks fatigued.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Horodecki
Guilherme Pinheiro scores the round 10-9 Horodecki
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Horodecki
Horodecki roughs Downes up with fast punching flurries and a
spinning-back kick to the body before tripping him to the canvas.
Horodecki punches the back of the head from half guard and is
warned. Horodecki transitions to the back with both hooks. The
Canadian applies a rear-naked choke and Downes taps quickly at the
1:09 mark of round three.
Davis Round 1
Grispi connects with two hard low kicks. Davis is trying to counter
strike from the outside, but he’s found little success early. Two
short front kicks to the lead leg and one to the body land for
Grispi. Davis gets a powerful double-leg takedown and Grispi
transitions to a guillotine. Grispi gets to full guard and closes
his legs. Davis attempts to punch his way, but he goes to sleep.
Referee Yves Lavigne intervenes at 2:33 of the opening period.
Hominick vs. Yves
Jabouin Round 1
Jabouin paws his jab out and Hominick looks to counter. Both
fighters have head kicks blocked and Hominick lands a right hand on
the temple. Jabouin kicks the body and lands a clean left hook.
Another body kick connects on Hominick. Jabouin goes to the leg
with a kick and Hominick starts to chase his opponent. Jabouin
connects with another low kick and Hominick sneaks in a right hand.
Jabouin puts his hands on display with a sharp punching
combination. Hominick is taking some abuse to his legs, but he’s
starting to land with his hands as a hard right finds a home on
Jabouin’s chin. Jabouin grazes a spinning-back fist and continues
to attack the legs. Hominick is really starting to land frequently.
Three straight right hands find the chin. Hominick connects with a
hard body shot with 10 seconds left. Good round.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Jabouin
Guilherme Pinheiro scores the round 10-10
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Jabouin
Jabouin connects with a spinning elbow to the body and Hominick
returns fire with a right hand that impacts the face. Hominick
crushes Jabouin with a hard left to the body and he falls. Hominick
traps him against the fence and punches the head, but Jabouin is
covering. Jabouin stands and knocks Hominick flat with a right
hand. Jabouin engages Hominick on the floor and Hominick sweeps.
From the top, Hominick goes directly to the mount and pounds away
with both hands until referee Vern Gorman pulls him off at the 3:21
mark. What a fight.
Shalorus Round 1
Shalorus lands a hard low kick and stays close to the former
champion. Varner grazes a head kick and scores with a right hook.
Shalorus jabs and lands a follow-up right hand. A kick to the body
and leg land for Shalorus and Varner blasts him with a right hand.
Shalorus wipes his eye right after the punch, but he doesn’t appear
to be cut. Shalorus goes right back to the legs with kicks. Varner
lands a low kick of his own and a stinging right hand on the chin.
A left hand rocks Shalorus. Varner pounces and gets in a wild
exchange that Shalorus gets the best of. Shalorus has some chin. A
hard right kick to the body and head land for Shalorus. Shalorus
lights Varner up with a punching flurry and a left kick to the
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Varner
Guilherme Pinheiro scores the round 10-9 Varner
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Shalorus
Varner gets in a head kick and Shalorus lands hard to the legs
twice. Shalorus is flush with a right to the head and body. And
thento the groin protector of Varner. Referee Josh Rosenthal gives
Varner time to recover. The fight is restarted and Shalorus smacks
the front leg of Varner with a low kick. Varner sneaks in a
left-right punch combo. Again Shalorus kicks the groin, but this
time Varner goes down. Replays show it was a devastating blow right
on the cup. A point is taken. Varner stands and eats a low kick.
Varner then turns it up with a left-legged head kick and a right
hand. Shalorus’ legs buckle, but he stays standing. Oh my, what a
chin. Shalorus puts his head down and swings back. He has Varner
backed up against the fence briefly, but he can’t capitalize.
Varner is circling away from Shalorus, but he’s showing decreased
mobility from the punishing low kicks. Shalorus lands a low kick
and misses a flood of sloppy punches before the horn.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Varner
Guilherme Pinheiro scores the round 10-8 Varner
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-8 Varner
Shalorus whiffs on a low kick and lands the worst groin kick of the
fight. Varner buckles over and is given time to recover. Rosenthal
does not deduct a point. The fight is restarted several minutes
later and Shalorus lands a kick to the body. Varner connects to the
leg with a low kick and a left hook to the body. Shalorus catches a
low kick and drags Varner to the canvas. Varner attempts to lock on
the rubber guard, but his opponent has none of it. Shalorus hits
the body and head with his right hand from Varner’s closed guard.
An elbow connects for Shalorus. Open-handed palm shots to the ribs
from Shalorus. Varner elbows from his back and nearly gets to his
feet with 55 seconds left in the bout. With 45 seconds remaining,
Varner sweeps and gets to his feet. Varner circles and avoids
contact for the duration of the bout.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-10 (30-27 Varner)
Guilherme Pinheiro scores the round 10-9 Shalorus (29-27
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Shalorus (28-28 Draw)
Official score: 29-27 (Varner), 29-27 (Shalorus) and 28-28. The
match is a draw.