“UFC Live 4: Kongo vs. Barry” takes place today at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Penn. A heavyweight match-up between Cheick Kongo (15-6-2) and Pat Barry (6-2), two of the best strikers in the division, will headline the card.
The main card will air live on the Versus sports network starting at 9 p.m. ET, with preliminary card bouts airing live on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ufc) starting at 4 p.m. ET. ProMMAnow.com will provide LIVE results and play-by-play analysis of the entire card.
UFC Live 4 quick results:
MAIN CARD (Versus)
- Cheick Kongo def. Pat Barry by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (2:39)
- Charlie Brenneman def. Rick Story by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28))
- Matt Brown def. John Howard by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Matt Mitrione def. Christian Morecraft by knockout (punches) Rd 2
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
- Tyson Griffin def. Manny Gamburyan by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-29)
- Javier Vasquez def. Joe Stevenson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
- Joe Lauzon def. Curt Warburton by submission (kimura) Rd 1 (1:58)
- Rich Attonito def. Daniel Roberts by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-37, 29-28)
- Charles Oliveira def. Nik Lentz by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (1:48)
- Ricardo Lamas def. Matt Grice by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:41)
- Michael Johnson def. Edward Faaloloto by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:42)
UFC Live 4 play-by-play:
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Michael Johnson vs. Edward Faaloloto
Round 1 – Leg kick inside from Faaloloto. Johnson with a leg kick but gets checked. Faaloloto fires off a nice punch combo. Johnson fires back, the tie up against the cage. Faaloloto unleashes a big right elbow. Johnson drops levels for the takedown but eats some punches, he’s dripping blood, but gets the takedown briefly. They square back up as they return to their feet. Leg kick from Faaloloto and Johnson returns a body kick, Faaloloto returns with the same, then a big inside leg kick that buckles Johnson. Two more leg kicks from Faaloloto. Johnson lands a nice left hand. They leg kick at the same time and Johnson falls down. He’s back up and they begin exchanging some hard punch combos. Johnson gets a takedown but Faaloloto gets right back up. Leg kick from Faaloloto but Johnson returns with nice punches, to the body, then Johnson grabs a collar-tie and lands two vicious knees followed by a right hand that drops Faaloloto. Johnson follows up with several punches and Faaloloto is done like a burnt T-bone.
OFFCIAL RESULT: Michael Johnson def. Edward Faaloloto by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:42)
COMMENTS: Johnson looks much improved, especially his striking, was quite impressive. Great fight.
Matt Grice vs. Ricardo Lamas
Round 1 – Inside leg kick from Lamas. Leg kick from Grice. One two from Lamas stumbles Grice. Inside leg kick from Lamas, then a switch kick, and a leg kick. Grice with a right hand, he then blocks an uppercut. Switch head kick from Grice is blocked. Lamas shoots, pushes Grice to the cage, turns the corner with a single leg and finally gets it after being very relentless. Lamas holding onto both legs of Grice to try and put him on his back. Lamas gets side control right in front of Rogan and Goldy. Grice with elbow strikes from his back. One two from Lamas as Grice stands up, just misses with a big head kick attempt. Left hand from Lamas and then spins Grice around with a leg kick. Left hand from Grice. Leg kick from Lamas, countered by Grice with a punch. Lamas hurts Grice with a left head kick that connects solid and knocks Grice against the cage. Lamas unleashes a flurry of strikes including a big right that knocks Grice to the ground where he finishes him off. Another great performance in Lamas’ UFC debut (and ended almost at the same time as the first fight of the night).
OFFCIAL RESULT: Ricardo Lamas def. Matt Grice by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:41)
COMMENTS: Lamas transferred from the WEC and is yet another talented featherweight to keep an eye on. Great showing in his UFC debut.
Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz
Round 1 – Leg kick inside from Oliveira. Lentz grabs a leg and puts Oliveira on his back. Oliveira connects with an up-kick. Lentz hovering, and Oliveira pulls guard, they scramble a bit and Lentz stands up. Oliveira gets back to his feet. Grabs a collar tie and lands a couple knees. Left hand to the chin and a leg kick from Oliveira. Lentz gets lit up with a nice combo. Leg kicks from both guys. Big knee to the chin from Oliveira, he then connects with a big right that drops Lentz. He smashes him with another punch as he stands over Lentz the ref is looking closely. Oliveira locks up a D’arce/guillotine but Lentz eventually gets out. Lentz pulls out his own guillotine attempt but Oliveira escapes to the feet. Lentz lands a big right. Lentz shoots and Oliveira fires back, tosses him to the mat, and takes top control in half guard. A contender for best round of the year. 10-9 for Oliveira as I see it.
Round 2 – Right hand and a flying knee from Oliveira but Lentz catches him and puts him on his back. Oliveira goes for a triangle, they scramble and Lentz locks on arm in guillotine. Oliveira rolls, gets to hsi feet and lands an illegal knee to the face, is not called for it. Lentz gets to his feet and eats another knee to the face. He’s hurt badly. Oliveira locks on a rear naked choke and Lentz taps out. The crowd boos at the win because they know it was an illegal knee. The commissioner is talking to the referee. Lentz has an enormous cut under his left eye – enormous. I believe I heard Oliveira tell Lentz, “You win.” There’s a lot of confusion in the cage right now and chants of “Bullsh*t” can be heard from the stands. Lentz’s face looks horrible, they should have done something with that huge cut. They replay the illegal knee and the boos ring out again.
OFFCIAL RESULT: Charles Oliveira def. Nik Lentz by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (1:48)
COMMENTS: Oliveira apologizes to Lentz after the fight. He said he plans to come back and show his true technique. He said it was not intentional. That gets a few claps at least. Joe Rogan says the commission will review the bout.Surely, they will likely overturn the result; at least you would hope so.
Now — as far as this referee goes who failed to call this, one has to ask the question… is he a boxing referee who does not know any better? Not very many big shows come to Pennsylvania, so one has to wonder how much experience these refs have.
It’s really an unfortunate ending because it was such a good fight up until that point and it appeared Oliveira was on his way to winning anyway.
Daniel Roberts vs. Rich Attonito
Round 1 – Roberts comes out fast and runs across the cage. Roberts with a kick to the body. Head kick, blocked. Leg kick. Another blocked head kick thrown by Roberts. Superman punch from Roberts. Attonito with a nice right hand and he’s coming forward now stalking. Roberts attempts a knee tap but gets hit and pushed off. Big right left from Attonito stuns Roberts and he gets on his bike. Leg kick from Roberts as Attonito stalks. Roberts shoots, stuffed. Roberts hands are low, but he throws a Superman elbow. Attonito stalks, right hand at the end of an exchange connects. Jumping knee from Ninja Roberts seems to land but Attonito not affected. Ninja shoots, stuffed. Two more jumping knees from Ninja, he shoots, stuffed face first into the mat. Ninja gets to his knees and Attonito turns him over and lays down in half guard, now full guard. Attonito stands up and tries to lands a few punches to Ninja who is on his back, nothing really lands. ProMMAnow.com scores round 10-9 for Attonito.
Round 2 – Gilbert Melendez in Roberts’ corner. Ninja gets a takedown but Attonito bounces right up. Ninja drags him down and takes his back with both hooks in. Attonito fighting for wrist control trying to defend the choke. Attonito escapes and gets top position in half guard. Roberts goes for a leg but Attonito pulls out and trying to work his leg out of half guard, which he does. Attonito with some nice punches to the body, a right to the face. Ninja gets full guard. Nice big body shots from Attonito and a nice elbow to the face, more punches to the face. Less than a minute to go and Attonito maintaining top control, staying busy with some big shots to the body, another big right to the face. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Attonito as he finishes the round strong with nice punch combos to Ninja as he is still on his back.
Round 3 – Leg kick from Attonito. Body kick from Ninja. Big left from Attonito, inside leg kick. Ninja’s hands are very low. Big right and a leg kick from Attonito. Roberts looks defeated in his posture and eyes. Big leg kick from Attonito, right hand to the face connects. Roberts hands are way down. Inside leg kick from Attonito. Attonito fakes low and smashes Roberts with a head kick that drops Roberts. Attonito swarms with numerous punches but he somehow survives and gets to his feet. One two from Attonito. Leg kick. Ninja is DONE. Right hand from Rich. Lazy body kicks from Ninja. Leg kick from Attonitio. Ninety seconds to go. Ninja tries to shoot, stuffed. Attonito on top, stands up and lets him up. Ninja rushes in and eats a knee. Leg kick and a left hook from Attonito, a right hand makes Ninja’s eyes roll back. Takedown from Attonito. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-8 for Attonito and the fight 30-26 for Attonito.
OFFCIAL RESULT: Rich Attonito def. Daniel Roberts by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-37, 29-28)
COMMENTS: Attonito hurt Roberts badly, especially in the third and it was very frustrating to watch him not pounce on Roberts when he had him hurt. He tried once to really finish. He should have kept doing that each time he had him rocked. He said afterward he was disappointed.
Joe Lauzon vs. Curt Warburton
Round 1 – The ref gets booed. He was the one working the Oliveira fight. Warburton is a Brit. Right hand from Warburton, left hook, Lauzon covers up. Body kick from Warburton. Warburton’s reach affecting Warburton getting in. Lauzon connects though and skims him with a right and then drops him with a big left. Lauzon pounces as he hovers over him with some big shots. Lauzon attacks with a kimura and Warburton taps out.
OFFCIAL RESULT: Joe Lauzon def. Curt Warburton by submission (kimura) Rd 1 (1:58)
COMMENTS: When 27-year-old Lauzon is confident, he looks great. This was one of those fights. Warburton’s shoulder is probably injured; he cranked that thing hard. Lauzon said afterward, “Gotta get that bonus money.”
Joe Stevenson vs. Javier Vasquez
Round 1 – Vazaquez looks intense. Takedown from Javier. Joe with an inverted armbar while he is inside Joe’s guard. It looks nasty, but Javier pulls out and tries his own armbar, does not lock it up, but still has top control in half guard. Javier trying to move to side control but Javier locking the leg up. A few boos from the crowd and the ref stands them up. Straight right hand from Javier. Joe stuffs his takedown. Two minutes to go. Left hook from Javier. Joe with his own left hand. Overhand right from Javier sets up the takedown. On top in half guard. Joe with butterfly half guard. Definitely a different type of fight then what we’ve seen in earlier fights tonight. Joe gives a big mored smirk and rolls his eyes as Javier punches his ribs. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Vasquez.
Round 2 – Greg Jackson told Joe not to let Javier dictate the pace. Javier using a jab while Joe dances. Jab from Javier, again. One two from Javier. Joe with a left jab and Javier counters with a nice left. Joe lands a solid left. Javier ducks a left hook and counters. Joe shoots for a single, pushes Javier to the cage as Javier grabs a guillotine and jumps into a standing guillotine, it goes to the ground, Joe twists out of it and stands back up presses Javier to the cage with 1:30 left. Javier gets a trip takedown and ends up on top in half guard. They scramble, Javier spins and takes Joe’s back with one hook in. Joe tries to roll for a kimura but Javier gets out of it and they are back to the feet. At the bell Joe tries a half hearted cartwheel kick thingy that slaps Javi’s shoulder. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Javi.
Round 3 – Both guys’ jobs are pretty much on the line here. Nice left from javi. Joe with a lot of head movement, lands a leg kick. He hooks and misses, Javi counters with a knee that misses. Uppercut connects from Javi, tries to trip him afterward but no dice. Joe not letting anything go, just bobbing and weaving. Boos from the crowd at this sparring match. Left hand from Javi. “I think Joe is at a bad place in his career,” Rogan says. Leg kick from Joe. Big leg kick from Joe. Right hand from Javi as Joe keeps bobbing around like a human bobblehead. Right hand rfrom Javi. Again. Knee from Joe. They exchange one final time. They both put their hands up and Joe runs around the cage. Possible “ugliest fight of the year” candidate. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Javi and the fight 30-27 for Javi.
OFFCIAL RESULT: Javier Vasquez def. Joe Stevenson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
COMMENTS: Joe Daddy was on a three fight losing streak coming into this fight. He will almost CERTAINLY be released after this performance. His head just does not look in the game. He’s been fighting a long time. He’s had a respectable career but his UFC days are over.
Tyson Griffin vs. Manny Gamburyan
Round 1 – Ref gets booed again. Leg kick from Manny. Left hook from Manny. Big leg kick from Tyson. Lunges with a left hook that misses, misses a leg kick. Ref calls for work. Leg kick from Manny. Feints from Tyson, leg kick. Tyson comes in swinging, Manny shoots and takes him all the way across the cage for a takedown. Tyson working to get up. Stupid ref calling for work while Manny has Tyson’s legs, both of them, in his arms. Nice knee from Manny from the clinch. Manny with a guillotine hold. Tyson gets his head free, gives a knee to the gut. Manny gives him a judo throw and slams him hard. This ref keeps calling for work, maybe trying to make up for the GOD AWFUL MISTAKE HE MADE EARLIER. The guys are working you moron. Do you know anything about MMA? He said, “keep throwing leather guys.” They continue to wrestle from the clinch. Tyson backs out with a big leg kick. 10-9 round for Manny as I see it.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Griffin. Manny changes stances. Leg kick from Tyson but he gets countered with a couple big shots. Leg kick from Manny. I’ve screamed at the ref several times now (on my TV). If they listened to him, they would both get KO’d about ten times. Manny shoots, stuffed. The ref is acting like a coach; the most talkative ref I have ever heard in a fight. He was never doing this before he got booed. Leg kick from Tyson and Manny counters with a nice shot. Manny’s leg looks hurt. Tyson with a low blow and surprisingly the ref calls time. Surprised he even saw it. I swear this guy just keeps talking almost after each exchange. Big leg kick from Tyson and Manny’s leg is beet red. Tyson gets caught as he throws a one two, leg kick. Another low blow by Tyson. Right up the center, split the taco. I was so busy screaming at the ref I’m not sure who won that round but I believe Tyson should have that one 10-9.
Round 3 – Manny’s leg looks horrible. Manny with a leg kick, he shoots, stuffed. Tyson shrugs Manny to the ground, scramble, back up. Nice hook to the body from Griffin. They exchange leg kicks. Tyson with another leg kick, clinch, pushes him into the cage, knee to the gut from Tyson. Manny looking for a standing kimura, they scramble, Manny looking for a double leg. Big slam by Manny, grabs a body lock. Tyson breaks free and unleashes some punches on Manny. Griffin grabs a single as Manny breaks free. Knees to the thighs from Griffin. Body shots from Griffin. Manny gets underhooks, takes it to the ground but they stay locked up and bounce right up. Big leg kick from Griffin. Another one as Manny tries to catch it. Clinch with under 30 seconds to go. Manny shoots, stuffed, again. Tyson looks for a guillotine but Manny is out and gets the takedown. Tyson runs the cage raising his hands. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Griffin and the fight 29-28 for Griffin.
OFFCIAL RESULT: Tyson Griffin def. Manny Gamburyan by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-29)
COMMENTS: This ref (anyone know his name?) wins the award for “Most annoying MMA ref in history”. The guy was acting like a coach, not a ref. No one wants to hear that crap, especially when he is obviously clueless to what’s going on. Good fight though, too bad this guy distracted from it.
Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft
Round 1 – Mitrione’s hands are low. Leg kick from Matt. Right hand from Morecraft, leg kick. Leg kick from Mitrione, he drops Morecraft with a straight left, and just waits for him to get up. Morecraft comes in swinging and Mitrione counters. His hands are still very low though. Leg kick from Morecraft. Right hook from Mitrione. Straight right from Morecraft on the chin. Big left hook and a right. Left from Mitrione. His hands are so low though. Nice left from Mitrione, he smells blood. Lands a leg kick and atacks. Morecraft may be playing possum. He shoots and takes Matt down. But does nothing. and Matt stands up with Morecraft hanging on him. They keep tied up until the bell. ProMMAnow.com scores it 10-9 for Mitrione.
Round 2 – Nice left hook from Morecraft. Morecraft ducks a huge head kick attempt. Leg kick from Morecraft. Straight left from Mitrione. Morecraft shoots, gets the takedown. Ref calls for action. Mitrione punches him and gets to his feet but Morecraft still pressing him to the cage. Picks Mitrione up and slams him. Morecraft inside his closed guard. Lay and pray from Morecraft and the ref stands them up. Mitrione comes right in his face, leg kick, straight left. Morecraft shoots and Matt pushes him to the ground. Straight left from Matt then a one, two three combo and Matt walks away before he even hits the ground. He just walked aaway! Beautiful! 5-0 for big Meathead!! KO of the night! (so far)
OFFCIAL RESULT: Matt Mitrione def. Christian Morecraft by knockout (punches) Rd 2
COMMENTS: Mitrione’s progress has been really fun to watch. How far from a title shot? One year? His confidence and calmness and looseness combined with some big power and good boxing makes one dangerous Meathead.
Matt Brown vs. John Howard
Round 1 – Two big leg kicks from Howard, one to the inside. Brown checks the next one. Clinch, knee from Brown against the cage. Leg kick Howard. Body shot from Howard, they go to the ground briefly but right back up. Big leg kick from Howard. Another one. Brown with a leg kick. Howard with an inside leg kick. Uppercut, right from Brown, stuns Howard, throws a knee, Howard catches it and picks Brown up for the takedown but Brown bounces right up. Howard looking for the single leg. Brown trips Howard after an exchange and locks up a D’arce, lets it go as Howard gets up. Big slam by Howard, lands in side control. Brown trying to roll. Howard grabs a body lock from behind. He pulls Brown to the ground but they get right up. Brown throws a nice couple of combos. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Howard.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Howard. Left hook, clinches the leg, lets it go. Howard backs out of the clinch. Brown shoots, stuffed, Howard tries to take his back but Brown is free, back up against the cage. Howard looking for a single leg. Brown is free, exchange rights, trip takedown by Brown. He lays on top of Howard into half guard. Under two minutes to go. Matt controlling position, Howard rolls into a leglock, Brown tries to pull out and Howard takes him down. Brown locks on an omoplata, Howard pulls out before the bell. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Brown.
Round 3 – Couple of leg kicks from Howard, Brown with the jab. Howard chasing, Brown shoots and gets the takedown. Howard’s back against the cage, Brown pressing. Howard up to his feet. Brown on his knees as Howard grabs him from behind, trying to take his back. Brown has wrist control, Howard picks him up for a slam but can’t get it. Brown lands on his feet. Howard lets go, Brown chases him, lands a big knee. Howard with a leg kick. Howard shoots, puts him on his back and is on top in half guard. Brown with elbows from the bottom. They exchange punches. Howard stays in half guard on top. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 and the fight 29-28 for Howard.
OFFCIAL RESULT: Matt Brown def. John Howard by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
COMMENTS: It was a close fight and I could see it either way really. Much needed win for Brown.
Charlie Brenneman vs. Rick Story
Round 1 – Tie up, takedown by Story but Brenneman gets right up. Story puts him against the cage, Brenneman escapes. Knee to the body from Story, clinch, Brenneman puts him against the cage. Knee to thigh from Story. Brenneman shoots for a single, gets it but they bounce right back to their feet. Story tries to toss him and they separate. Story swings and Brenneman ducks out of the way, he shoots, and puts Story on his back. Brenneman moves to side control. Story locks up full guard as his ribs take punches, pretty hard punches. Brenneman keeps busy with body shots and Story just holds on. Elbow from Brenneman. Ref calls for action. Twenty seconds to go. ProMMAnow.com scores it 10-9 for Brenneman.
Round 2 – Story looks a little like Nate Diaz. Story punches, Brenneman shoots, gets the takedown. Story locks on a guillotine by Story breaks free and they’re back to the feet. Jumping knee to the body from ‘Story. Brenneman shoots and gets another takedown. Story has full guard. Story pulls mission control briefly, then back to open guard. Brenneman staying just busy enough with little rabbit punches not to get stood up. Brenneman moves to side control. Story regains half guard. Moves back to side control briefly. Story regains guard. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Brenneman.
Round 3 – Story comes out swinging and Brenneman puts him down again. Story looking for an armbar, now a kimura nd he’s in a good spot for it. Ref wants action and stands them up. Rogan is furious at the stand up. Big left hand from Story. They scramble and they are back in the same position before the stand up. Story locks up a triangle. Brenneman is on his knees and the ref just said “he sees nothing”. Brenneman breaks free. Story pounces, gets full mount. Story pounds the back of Brenneman’s head on the ground as he holds on tight. Brenneman reverses and ends up on top. Story working for a kimura as the ref calls for action. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Brenneman and the fight 30-27 for Brenneman.
OFFCIAL RESULT: Charlie Brenneman def. Rick Story by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Patrick Barry vs. Cheick Kongo
Round 1 – Kongo has a 7 1/2 inch reach advantage. No touch of gloves. Leg kick from Kongo, right by Barry. Big leg kick from Barry. Barry shoots, stuffed. Leg kick from Kongo. Again. Leg kick from Kongo. Front kick. Big leg kick. One two from Kongo. He’s bouncing a lot. Barry being very patient. Inside leg kick from Kongo. Barry checks the next one. Overhand right from Barry caught Kongo on the back of the head, he goes down. Barry tries to finish. Kongo somehow survives and swings back, Barry tags him again and Kongo goes down again. But he grabs hold of Barry, gets to his feet, Barry tags him again but Kongo lands an uppercut and Barry goes down, he’s out and Kongo finishes him off with multiple punches. I thought we had a double knockout for a moment. Both guys connected big time. Rogan said it may be the biggest comeback in history.
OFFCIAL RESULT: Cheick Kongo def. Pat Barry by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (2:39)
COMMENTS: I seriously thought we had a double KO there for a moment. Knockout of the night and knockout of the year! Absolutely amazing. I thought the ref should have stopped it when Kongo was down. He looked to be out, in fact, I’m sure he had a flash KO maybe twice in the fight before he knocked out Barry.