SAN JOSE, Calif. — Top middleweight contenders Mark Munoz (12-2) and unbeaten Chris Weidman (8-0) square off this evening in the UFC on FUEL TV 4 main event taking place at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Also on the card, former heavyweight Joey Beltran (14-7) returns to the UFC as a light heavyweight as he takes on Australia’s James Te Huna (14-5).
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UFC on FUEL TV 4 quick results:
MAIN CARD (FUEL TV)
- Chris Weidman def. Mark Munoz by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (1:37)
- James Te Huna def. Joey Beltran by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
- Aaron Simpson def. Kenny Robertson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Francis Carmont def. Karlos Vemola by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (1:39)
- T.J. Dillashaw def. Vaughan Lee by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (2:33)
- Rafael dos Anjos def. Anthony Njokuani by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
- Alex Caceres def. Damacio Page by submission (triangle) Rd 2 (1:27)
- Chris Cariaso def. Josh Ferguson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Andrew Craig def. Rafael Natal by knockout (strikes) Rd 2 (4:52)
- Marcelo Guimares def. Dan Stittgen by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Raphael Assuncao def. Issei Tamura by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (:25)
UFC on FUEL TV 4 play-by-play:
Raphael Assuncao vs. Issei Tamura
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Leg kick from Assuncao. Again. Front kick misses. Raphael is the brother of Junior Assuncao. Tamura connects with a right hand and Assuncao felt that one. Head kick from Assuncao glances off Tamura’s noggin. Leg kick Assuncao. Superman punch from Assuncao misses but he backs Tamura to the cage briefly, backs out, high kick blocked. Tamura trying to counter, misses three punches. Big leg kick from Assuncao. Leg kick again and he eats a right. Spinning back kick from Assuncao knocks Tamura back against the cage. Tamura shoots, Assuncao stuffs it and looks for an Anaconda. Knees to the chest from Assuncao, they stand and square up. Front kick Assuncao misses. Misses a leg kick. Left hand from Tamura. PMN scores 10-9 Assuncao.
Round 2 – Assuncao misses a spinning back kick. Tamura tries to counter with a right but eats a huge left that drops him. Assuncao follows up with punches and the referee saves Tamura from further damage.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Raphael Assuncao def. Issei Tamura by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (:25)
Marcelo Guimares vs. Daniel Stittgen
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Inside leg kick Stittgen. Guimares returns same. Now outside kick. Jab from Stittgen and Guimares pushes him to the cage looking for the takedown, grabs a single. Stittgen softens him up with punches. Guimares scoops him to a knee but Stittgen bounces right up, clinched. Stittgen reverses with an underhook and puts Guimares on his back, however, he pops right up and gets underhooks against the cage. Guimares drops levels for a takedown attempt. Stittgen stops it. They trade some knees. Marcelo drops levels for a single leg but Stittgen prevents the takedown once again. They trade knees and Stittgen’s corner yelling for him to get something going. Marcelo drops levels again but once again is stuffed. Stittgen just yelled, apparently in frustration. They trade knees from the clinch. Short body shots from Marcelo. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Guimares.
Round 2 – Between rounds Stittgen whispered something in his coach’s ear and his coach said, “I don’t give a F***.” A leg kick from Stitgen drops Marcelo, but Marcelo pushes him to the cage and is looking for the takedown. Stittgen’s coach kept telling him between rounds to get the underhooks. Body shots from Marcelo. Stittgen gets free, lands a punch combo, low kick. Leg kick. Marcelo shoots, pushes him to the cage once again. Stittgen grabs his neck for a front headlock. he backs out, front kick to the body, left hand to the chin. Stittgen’s hands are very low. Big leg kick from Marcelo. Big leg kick from Stittgen. Again. Front kick. Side kick from Marcelo. Body kick Stittgen. Marcelo shoots, stuffed. Marcelo pushes him to the cage once again and drops levels. Knees to the thigh from Marcelo. Stittgen trying to counter with a kimura lock. Marcelo gets underhooks after letting go the leg. Ref separates them. Leg kick Stittgen, goes high. Spinning back kick from Stittgen. Marcelo chases him with punches but misses. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Stittgen.
Round 3 – They trade a few punches and kicks. Leg kick from Marcelo, Stittgen gives one back. Nice right from Marcelo as Stittgen’s hands are by his side. Left from Marcelo. Leg kick Stittgen, right hand. Left from Marcelo. Leg kick from Marcelo. Stittgen with a leg kick. Body kick. Front kick. Legt hand from Marcelo, Stittgen counters. Left from Marcelo. Low and high kick from Stittgen. Leg kick Marcelo. Leg kick Marcelo. Left hook Stittgen, body kick. Leg kick Stittgen. Some fairly rudimentary striking from both these grapplers. Leg kick Stittgen. Marcelo shoots in with one minute to go. Body shots and knees to the thighs from Marcelo. Marcelo with body punches over and over. Marcelo fired up, screaming out as he lands strike after strike. Marcelo completely controlled the final minute and likely took the round there. PMN scores the round 10-9 and the fight 29-28 for Marcelo Guimares.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Marcelo Guimares def. Dan Stittgen by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
Rafael Natal vs. Andrew Craig
Round 1 – Natal has some interesting fans in the crowd. Touch gloves. Craig with a leg kick. Natal returns one harder, outside, then inside. Craig with another big leg kick. Natal with another. Big inside leg kick from Craig. Natal with an inside leg kick, wings a couple punches. Big leg kick outside. Inside. High kick from Craig blocked. Big leg kick from Natal. Left hand from Natal and Craig counters. Big leg kick from Natal. Big leg kick from Craig. Natal tells him to come on and he lands a leg kick. Right hand from Craig. Craig cut over his left eye. Inside leg kick Natal. Lots of empty seats around the cage. Leg kick from Craig. Huge huge leg kick from Natal. He’s talking to Craig. Big leg kick again. Craig trying to pursue Natal. Natal shoots, stuffed. Natal with a nice left hand. Big leg kick inside from Craig. Natal landed quite a few more significant strikes in the round. PMN scores it 10-9 Natal.
Round 2 – Touch gloves. Leg kick and left hand from Natal. Leg kick Craig. He stuffs a shot from Natal. Big left from Natal rocks Craig. Natal attacking as he smells blood. Natal chases him down and drops him, he’s rocked but grabs a body lock on Natal. Craig gets free and puts Craig down with a double leg. Craig gets up, gets put right back down. Natal gets full mount. Craig gets half guard and gets his back to the cage. He was hurt badly but somehow fought back and survived. Craig reverses and ends up on top position in half guard. Natal goes for a kneebar, they roll and Craig stands up. Fight of the night so far. Natal talking to him, shoots, stuffed. Leg kick. Craig returns one. 29-7 significant strikes so far this round for Natal — but an over-confident Natal drops his hands and eats a high kick from Craig right up side the head, Natal drops, Craig finishes up with two punches and the ref saves the unconscious fighter.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Andrew Craig def. Rafael Natal by knockout (strikes) Rd 2 (4:52)
Craig advances to 2-0 in the UFC.
Chris Cariaso vs. Josh Ferguson
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Ferguson comes forward swinging, they clinch up. They go to the ground but pop right up and square up again. Right hand from Ferguson. Leg kick from Ferguson, countered with a right. A left hand hurts Ferguson, a right hand puts him down and Cariaso is on top in half guard, stacks him, backs off and lets Ferg up. Ferg shoots, lifts Cariaso up for a double leg and puts him on his back. Ferg in half guard working on a guillotine attempt it appears. He lets it go. Cariaso uses a half butterfly guard to get to his feet. Nice left to the chin from Cariaso from the clinch. He backs out and the square up. Cariaso dodges a high kick but Ferg finishes off with a spinning high kick that connects. They tie up, elbow from Cariaso, another one. He puts Ferg on his back. PMN scores round 10-9 Cariaso.
Round 2 – Ferg comes forward with a one two. Caraso fires back. Left from Cariaso. Left from Cariaso, again. Ferg shoots, gets Cariaso down but he pops right up. Left from Cariaso connects. Leg kick from Cariaso, Ferg goes for a single leg, goes down but pops right up. Cariaso slips to a knee. Nice right from Cariaso. Ferg comes in swinging, goes low for a shot against the cage. Knee from Cariaso. Ferg backs out. Nice left from Cariaso, clinched up, knee from Cariaso. Significant strikes show Cariaso out-scoring about 2-to-1. Cariaso gets a takedown with a foot sweep body lock. Nice elbow from Cariaso, he flurries with several punches and elbows before the bell and Ferguson is bloodied up before the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Cariaso.
Round 3 – Touch gloves. Ferguson shoots. Cariaso stuffs it and Ferg sort of pulls guard before ending back on their feet. Clinched, trade knees. Body lock from Cariaso, trip takedown and he is on top in half guard. Body, head shots. More head shots, and Cariaso grabs Ferg’s neck as he attempts to get up. Ferg gets to his knees, stands, Cariaso pushes him to the cage. Cariaso backs our with a right hand that just misses. They square up. Ferg drops levels, stuffed, Cariaso gets a body lock from behind. Ferg uses a kimura to take Cariaso’s back while standing, both hooks in, and back against the cage, still standing. Ferg looking for the choke with 30 seconds left. Cariaso walking away from the cage as Ferg softens him up and stands on his own feet before the bell. Fight of the night so far. Great fight. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Cariaso and the fight 30-27 for Cariaso.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Chris Cariaso def. Josh Ferguson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
Damacio Page vs. Alex Caceres
Round 1 – Page attacks quickly, clinch, knee from Page, body lock takedown and Alex is on his back. Page tries to dive in and Alex gets full guard. Body shot from Page. Alex using his long legs to defend. Page kicks his leg. Body then head shot from Page. Alex tries to work a gogoplata but Page gets out and stands up tries to pass guard but Alex has full guard, trying to work a triangle. Closed guard now. Alex’s guard looking good. Page remains in top position but not able to do much damage so far. He is scoring with some small shots. Alex with an elbow from the bottom. Now looking for a triangle. He locks it up very tight, this could be it, they roll over, Alex on top now, transitions to an armbar. Page counters beautifully and is safe back inside full guard. Alex’s guard looking really nice, locks it up again before the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Caceres.
Round 2 – Touch gloves. Head kick from Caceres. Left hand. Flying knee, Page catches him in the air and puts him on his back. Now inside full guard. Just as Page goes for a big punch, Alex locks up another triangle and this fight is over. Beautiful finish from Bruce Leeroy! A huge win for Alex.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Alex Caceres def. Damacio Page by submission (triangle) Rd 2 (1:27)
Now go check out our pre-fight interview with Alex Caceres.
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Anthony Njokuani
Round 1 – Ant has the height advantage, lands a leg kick. Leg kick Dos Anjos. Right hand from Ant. Big left from Dos Anjos drops Ant. Dos Anjos jumps on him, but Ant gets up. Dos Anjos has a body lock, picks him up and puts him down. Ant gets up. Dos Anjos pushes him to the cage. Knee from Ant as Dos Anjos backs out. Front kick from Ant. Uppercut from Dos Anjos. Right hand from Anthony. Left jab. Big leg kick from Dos Anjos. Body kick from Anthony. Leg kick from dos Anjos. Left hand from Anthony. Front kick Anthony. Right hand from Anthony. Dos Anjos stalking. Left counter from dos Anjos, inside leg kick, ducks a punch, shoots. clinched, knees to the thighs of Anthony. Over and over to the thigh with a knee from dos Anjos. Anthony escapes to the center. Outside leg kick from Anthony. Body shot from Anthony, body kick after eating a right. PMN scores the round 10-9 for dos Anjos.
Round 2 – Njokuani has hurt one of his hands he told his corner; possibly broke it. His corner tells him to use the other hand or slap him with the hurt hand. Touch gloves. Dos Anjos with a leg kick. He blocks a high kick. Njokuani with a leg kick. Dos Anjos with an inside leg kick. Body jab from Njokuani. He’s looking more aggressive. Right hook from Dos Anjos, inside leg kick. Njokuani fires back with a leg kick. Front kick. Dos Anjos stalking, shoots low and puts Njokuanki down but he pops right up. Body lock from Dos Anjos, pressed against the cage. Half a round left. Ref wants action. Nice slam from Dos Anjos. Now on top in half guard. Njokuani gets up though. Dos Anjos with a body lock from behind. He tries for a suplex. Njokuani defends but ends up getting slammed. Dos Anjos on top in half guard. He goes for a guillotine but Njokuani is out of it and back to his feet. Dos Anjos stalks with punches at the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Dos Anjos.
Round 3 – Touch gloves. Leg kick from Njokuanki. Leg kick from Dos Anjos. Right counter from Njokuani. Front kick to the body. Left counter from Dos Anjos lands on the button. Njokuani shouting with each strike. Dos Anjos shoots for a single against the cage. Dos Anjos picks him up for a slam but Njokuani lands on his feet. Dos Anjos shoots and gets the slam this time, lands on top in half guard now. Great takedowns by Dos Anjos — six so far in this fight. Under a minute to go. Nice couple of elbows from Dos Anjos, he postures up with some good punches. Njokuani gets to his feet, Dos Anjos goes for a single right away. PMN scores the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Dos Anjos.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Rafael dos Anjos def. Anthony Njokuani by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Vaughan Lee
Round 1 – TJ comes forward swinging, backs Lee up. Leg kick from Lee. Right hand and right to the body from Lee. Lands nicely. TJ shoots, stuffed, blocks a head kick. Backs Lee up with a couple punches. Left hand from TJ. He ducks under a high kick, catches the leg and slams Lee. He gets up and TJ grabs a body lock from behind, drags him down, Lee stands up but TJ is on his back with both hooks in, looking for the choke. Locks in on over the chin. Lee elbows his thigh, falls to the ground and taps out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: T.J. Dillashaw def. Vaughan Lee by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (2:33)
Karlos Vemola vs. Francis Carmont
Round 1 – Carmont from TriStar in Canada. Vemola from London, England. Leg kick from Vemola. Again, he shoots. Carmont grabs a front headlock. Body lock from Vemola trips Carmont to the ground, lands in side control. Carmont gets a butterfly guard, gets to his feet but Vemola locks on a standing guillotine. Carmont scoops out his legs and puts Vemola on his back, still holding Carmont’s neck. Carmont gets his head out and now has top position in side control. Couple of hammerfists from Carmont. Carmont gets full mount and locks up an Americana. Vemola escapes and gains half guard. Vemola gets to one knee. He stands up and they square up. Carmont shoots, Vemola jumps into a guillotine and this one is tight and has him locked in a gull guard. Carmont seems okay though and slips his head out. Stayed very composed. Carmont finishes off inside guard with a couple of hammerfists. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Carmont.
Round 2 – Big front kick from Carmont lands on the chin. Vemola eats it, shoots for a takedown. Carmont locks on a guillotine. Vemola escapes back to his feet and is looking for a takedown. Carmont locks on a crucifix submission and rolls with him to the ground, switches to a rear naked choke and Vemola taps out. Keep an eye on Carmont. This is one talented fighter.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Francis Carmont def. Karlos Vemola by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (1:39)
Aaron Simpson vs. Kenny Robertson
Round 1 – Simpson making his welterweight debut. Left hook from Robertson. They tie up, Robertson pushes him to the cage. Knee from Simpson. Knee to the thigh. Robertson with some body shots as they struggle in the clinch. One two from Simpson, clinch, knees from Robertson. Knee from Simpson to the body. The top of Robertson’s head is cut and bleeding. Simpson drags him down but Robertson gets up and rolls to his feet and lands a left hand as Simpson lands his own punch. They square up and exchange a combo and knees, clinch. Simpson pushes him to the cage. Knee from Simpson. Thai clinch from Robertson, throws a knee. Simpson and Robertson swing big as Robertson goes for a sing, now a double. Simpson gets underhooks, gets a body lock from behind, and lifts Robertson up for the takedown. Robertson on his knees, Simpson still with the body lock, dumps him on his head. Robertson gets up though and throws heat with a big right that jus misses. PMN scores it 10-9 Simpson.
Round 2 – Simpson stalking, swings, clinch, knee exchange. Simpson shoots, body lock from behind. Robertson trying to counter with a standing kimura. Knees to the leg from Simpson. Simpson lifts him up but Robertson lands on his feet. Clinched up. Spinning backfist from Robertson. Simpson ducks, shoots and puts Robertson on his back. Simpson on top and is trying to take his back as Robertson sits up. Robertson gets to his feet. Simpson with a body lock from behind. What a grueling fight. Simpson pulls Robertson down. Stands over Robertson. Sives in for a punch. Robertson catches his foot for a toe hold, lets it go, goes for the other leg. Simpson with some big right hands to the side of the head. Robertson on his knees. Simpson landing more punches as he gets one hook in. Robertson covers up. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Simpson.
Round 3 – Body jab from Simpson. He shoots, pushes Robertson to the cage, body lock. Knees to the thighs from Simpson, drags Robertson down to his knees. Simpson locks on an inverted triangle but Robertson breaks free. Simpson puts him on his back and locks on an arm triangle but Robertson is free pretty quickly. Simpson inside Robertson’s guard stacking him with punches, trying to pass to side mount dropping elbows and hammerfists. Big punches now from Simpson as Robertson offers no defense. PMN scores the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Simpson.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Aaron Simpson def. Kenny Robertson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
James Te Huna vs. Joey Beltran
Round 1 – This one won’t go the distance. Both guys come out swinging. Light leg kick from Te Huna, followed by a right hand. Leg kick from Te Huna. He’s staying right in the pocket. He backs Beltran to the cage. He doesn’t seem to respect Beltran’s power that much. Nice right from Te Huna. Body kick from Beltran. Right from Te Huna, again. Again. Leg kick from Te Huna, leaping left hook blocked. Body kick from Beltran. Body kick again from Beltran. Reverse elbow from Te Huna. Body shot and an upperct from Te Huna. Beltran has never looked so lean. Left hand from Te Huna backs Beltran up against the cage. Looks for a single, lets it go. Big left from Te Huna rocks Beltran. Beltran lands a right though and staggers Te Huna. Beltran with a body lock, presses Te Huna to the cage. Dirty boxing from both guys. Te Huna backs out, lands a big left and a right. He drops Beltran with a left, gets him mounted and is trying to finish with big shots. Beltran escapes to his feet. Grabs a Thai clinch. Te Huna lands some big shots before the bell but Beltran survives somehow with one of the toughest chins in the sport. Te Huna is a badddd dude. PMN scores it 10-9 for Te Huna.
Round 2 – Te Huna came very close to finishing. Touch gloves. Beltran could go to middleweight. Leg kick from Beltran. Most significant strikes ever landed in the light heavyweight division in a single round in the last round (71). Te Huna already landing some nice shots here. Right to the body. Leg kick from Beltran. Te Huna’s boxing looking very nice. Body shot. Jab from Beltran scores. Left right from Beltran. Te Huna gets a very easy takedown. Te Huna inside full guard working the ground and pound. Beltran holding on and it works for a stand up. They trade jabs. Te Huna throws a big combo, shoots, stuffed. Leg kick from Beltran, body kick. Beautiful body to head combo from Te Huna. Te Huna using light punches to set up the big shots, really nice boxing. Push kick from Te Huna. Jab from Beltran. Beltran drops Te Huna before the bell with a left jab. Wow! PMN scores the round 10-9 for Te Huna.
Round 3 – Right hand from Te Huna. Again, he backs Beltran up. Lands another right, then a body shot. Beltran pushes Te Huna against the cage.Nice dirty boxing and an elbow from Beltran. Te Huna shoots, but Beltran stands firm. Nice exchange and Beltran gets the better of the exchange. Te Huna puts Beltran on his back with ease, works some ground and pound before Beltran gets up. Big right from Te Huna then to the body. Te Huna with the takedown. Beltran is back up. Push kick Te Huna. Right hand. Jab from Te Huna. Te Huna goes for a couple takedowns, clinched up. Jab from Te Huna as he backs out. Both guys have slowed down but Beltran gets the takedown, trying to mount with under a minute to go. Te Huna is back up. Clinched against the cage. Elbow from Beltran, Te Huna with a left hook. Leg kick from Beltran and they slug it out until the final bell and the crowd is on their feet including UFC President Dana White. This was Bonnar/Griffin all over again! Fight of the Night without a doubt (so far). PMN scores the round 10-9 for Beltran, the fight 29-28 for Te Huna.
OFFICIAL RESULT: James Te Huna def. Joey Beltran by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
Mark Munoz vs. Chris Weidman
Round 1 – We’ve got a five-rounder here if we need it. Touch gloves. Munoz on the outside. Front kick from Weidman misses. Munoz blocks a high kick. Weidman goes for a a takedown and gets it easily. He has side control. Munoz looking for a kimura. Gets to his knees. Weidman tries to take his back as Munoz gets to his feet. Knees to the head from Weidman as he has a front headlock. Munoz on his knees. Weidman goes for the guillotine, lets it go, lands some elbows. Now going for an armbar or kimura. Munoz still on bottom in a bad position here. Munoz scrambles to his knees. Wedman back in front headlock position. Moronic crowd boos. Munoz holding onto wrist control. Weidman goes for a guillotine, lets it go as Munoz sill on his back. Weidman goes to mount for the guillotine again. Munoz escapes but Weidman is right back on him. Munoz to his feet. Weidman with a body lock from behind Munoz with 10 seconds to go. Knees to the legs by Weidman. Domination by Weidman. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Weidman.
Round 2 – Touch gloves. Weidman with another takedown right away. Weidman in side control. Looking for that neck. I hate this crowd as they boo. Munoz escapes to his feet, throws a big right that misses. Right from Weidman. Munoz swings big and gets hit with a big right elbow coming in. Munoz goes out and takes about 15-20 unanswered blows before the referee stops it. Absolutely [expletive] ridiculous. Munoz was out when he hit the ground. A huge huge win for Weidman and this man could give the champ Anderson Silva some real trouble. He may be a better version of Chael Sonnen. – For some reason they call it a TKO… no idea why. That was a KO if I ever saw one.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Chris Weidman def. Mark Munoz by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (1:37)
Weidman says every time he had a full training camp he has finished his opponent and wants a full camp and a shot at Anderson Silva. Let’s do it. Could Weidman be the kryptonite for The Spider?