ProMMANow.com is live and on scene for UFC on FUEL TV 5 which takes place at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. Tonight’s event features a heavyweight headliner between top prospects Stefan Struve and Stipe Miocic.
In the co-main event of the evening Nottingham’s own Dan Hardy will take on Amir Sadollah in a welterweight showdown. Also on the main card, Brad Pickett faces Yves Jabouin in a bantamweight bout.
ProMMANow.com (www.prommanow.com) will provide LIVE updates from start to finish with results and play-by-play commentary for each bout. The main card will air LIVE on Fuel TV with the preliminary fights set to air on Facebook. The event will kick-off at 1:45 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET.
UFC on FUEL TV 5 play-by play:
Jason Young vs. Robbie Peralta
Round 1: The round begins with both guys going back and forth with their striking, sizing each other up. Peralta lands a stiff body shot followed by a right to the chin of young which dropped him. Peralta finished with some follow up strikes before the referee called an end to the fight.
Peralta wins via KO – 23 secs – Rd. 1
DaMarques Johnson vs. Gunnar Nelson
Round 1: Nelson begins the round with a nice kick that just misses the target. He lands a crisp right, presses Johnson against the cage and scores a take-down. The two men battle for position on the ground with Nelson retaining a dominant position. Nelson moves into full mount and then takes Johnson’s back. He begins to attempt a rear-naked choke and after about a minute manages to lock it in. Johnson has no choice but to tap.
Nelson wins via Submission (rear-naked choke) – 3 min 24 secs – Rd. 1
Tom Watson vs. Brad Tavares
Round 1: The round begins with some back and forth striking. Watson lands some early leg kicks. Tavares presses Watson against the cage and gets him to the ground. Watson manges to stand back up and the fighters are separated. Standing again, Watson lands a nice head-kick, the fighters go back and forth and Watson lands a low blow. After a brief pause in the action the fighters exchange strikes, both men connect with some nice punches. Watson continues to go for the head kicks. Tavares scores a take-down and Watson manages to get to his feet once again before landing another low blow. After another break in action the two men go back and forth with some high knees and punches.
Round 2: Watson starts the round well with some leg and head kicks followed by clinch attempts. Tavares presses Watson against the cage briefly before the two men separate. Tavares lands a strike that stuns Watson but he is unfazed and carries on. Both men go back and forth with punches before Watson is taken to the ground. Tavares takes Watson’s back and attempts a rear-naked choke, but Watson manages to battle out of it and survives until the end of the round.
Round 3: Tavares seems the sharper fighter at the start of the round landing some nice strikes. Watson scores a take-down but they quickly end up back on their feet. Tavares then scores a take-down but Watson manages to get back to his feet. Tavares presses Watson against the cage, but Tom manages to use his body-weight to get him to the ground. The two men battle for position and end up against the cage where Watson manages to score some strikes and a nice knee. The men briefly separate before Tavares presses Watson against the cage. The men separate again and go back and forth with strikes until the fight comes to an end.
Brad Tavares wins via Split Decision – Rd. 3
Andy Ogle vs. Akira Corassani
Round 1: The round starts with both men going back and forth finding their range. Ogle lands a nice left hook that stuns Corassani. He stands back up and they begin to exchange strikes. Ogle lands another blow that floors Corassani which he follows up with some ground and pound. The fight returns to the feet and begin to exchange. Corassani lands a stiff blow of his own that seems to hurt Ogle, but he battles through it.
Round 2: Round two begins in the same fashion that the first ended. The two men exchange punches looking for an opening. Corassani has the more successful striking, landing some nice uppercuts and hooks. Ogle seems unaffected and manages to get a take-down. He is able to secure a dominant ground position against the cage where he works for a guillotine choke. Corassani eventually manages to stand up, the men separate, then Corassani clips Ogle with a punch that stuns him just as the buzzer sounds for the end of the round.
Round 3: Both men begin with some back and forth stand-up. Ogle shoots for a take-down and misses, Corassani fires a kick into Ogle’s head which stuns him, Ogle manages to grab one of Corassani’s legs and prevents any further damage. Ogle gets Corassani to the ground and begins to work for position landing some strong elbows to the head. The round ends with Ogle in a dominant position on the ground attempting to take Corassani’s back.
Akira Corassani wins via Split Decision – Rd. 3
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Jimi Manuwa
Round 1: The round starts and Kingsbury scores a quick take-down. Kingsbury moves into a half guard position and works for a choke. Both men rise to their feet and Manuwa begins a barrage of powerful strikes, he lands some stiff head kicks, hooks and knees which floor Kingsbury on multiple occasions. The latter half of the round is all Manuwa, who unleashes a range of different strikes on a stunned and damaged Kingsbury.
Round 2: The round begins and Kingsbury scores an early take-down. After a brief spell of work Manuwa manages to get to his feet. Kingsbury presses Manuwa against the cage, but Manuwa breaks free and begins to land some powerful knees. The men go to the ground briefly with Manuwa in dominant position, but they quickly return to their feet. After a brief stand up exchange Kingsbury manages to get Manuwa to the ground. He works for position until the round comes to a close.
Round 3: The doctors decide that Kingsbury is unable continue due to a closed left eye that was caused by one of Manuwa’s devastating knee’s.
Jimi Manuwa wins via TKO (doctors stoppage) – 5 mins 0 secs – Rd. 2
Che Mills vs. Duane Ludwig
Round 1: The round begins and Mills manages to trip Ludwig and score a take-down. He lands in side control and is able to land some nice knees and punches. Mills ends up back in the guard position and drops some ground and pound. The men end up back on their feet, Mills strikes Ludwig who falls to the ground and indicates that he cannot continue. The referee calls a stop to the action due to what looks like a leg injury.
Che Mills wins via TKO – 3 mins 28 seconds – Rd. 1
John Hathaway vs. John Maguire
Round 1: The round begins and both men try to find there range. Hathaway is more active with his strikes and throws a head-kick that barely misses. Hathaway continues to press forward keeping Maguire on the back foot. Hathaway launches a take-down attempt but misses and stumbles to the ground. he quickly returns to his feet before Maguire manages to press him against the cage. Maguire manages to get Hathaway to the ground, but Hathaway reverses before the round comes to an end.
Round 2: The round begins with some back and forth striking. Hathaway lands a head-kick followed by a knee before pressing Maguire against the fence. Hathaway manages to get Maguire to the ground and tries to work. He then rises to his feet before dropping back down into guard. Hathaway tries to do some damage from top position throwing strikes to the head. The round continues with this same scenario until it ends.
Round 3: Both men begin by exchanging strikes. Hathaway is more active with his striking and looks the fresher fighter. Both men go back and forth with their punches. Maguire eventually manages to score a take-down and moves into side-contol. He moves back into guard and tries to land some strikes before rising to his feet. Hathaway lands a few upkicks, then the round comes to a close.
John Hathaway wins via Unanimous Decision – Rd.3
Paul Sass vs. Matt Wiman
Round 1: Sass manages to score an early take-down and begins to work from the guard. He lands some strong elbows from the top before attempting a heel-hook. He does not manage to lock it in and briefly losses top position to Wiman. He soon regains dominant position before Wiman attempts a triangle from the bottom. Sass manages to get out of the submission attempt but gets tangled up with Wiman on the ground. Wiman manages to move into position for an arm-bar and locks it in. Sass has no option but to tap.
Matt Wiman wins via Submission (armbar) – 3 min 48 secs – Rd. 1
Brad Pickett vs. Yves Jabouin
Round 1: The fight begins and Pickett receives an early poke in the eye from Jabouin. The men begin to go back and forth with their striking. Jabouin lands some strong kicks, and Pickett finds some success with his punching. Both fighters continue to exchange strikes and trade leather before Pickett lands a devastating right uppercut that lands perfectly on Jabouin’s chin. Jabouin falls to the ground and Pickett follows up with a couple of blows before the referee calls a stop to the action.
Brad Pickett wins via KO – 3 mins 40 secs – Rd. 1
Dan Hardy vs. Amir Sadollah
Round 1: The round begins and both men attempt to find their range. They go back and forth with their strikes and both men land some stiff punches. Both men look more settled and try to find an opening with their striking. Sadollah presses Hardy against the cage. The two men separate and begin striking before getting into the clinch where Hardy tries to work some knees. The men tumble to the ground and the round ends.
Round 2: The second round starts and Hardy begins to find some success with his striking. He lands some stiff punches and eventually takes Sadollah down after a big lift. Hardy begins to work Sadollah up against the cage, then the men separate and go back to their stand-up. Hardy scores a nice take-down and works some nice elbows from the guard. The round ends with Hardy in dominant position landing blows to Sadollah.
Round 3: The stand-up war continues as Hardy opens up. Hardy shoots in for a take-down attempt and ends up pressing Sadollah against the cage. Sadollah manages to reverse before the two men separate. Hardy lands a big blow that topples Sadollah, he follows up with a take-down and works from top position. Hardy drops some strong elbows and strikes down on Sadollah, then the two men end up back on their feet. Hardy throws some punches and presses Sadollah against the cage before the fight comes to an end.
Dan Hardy wins via Decision – Rd. 3
Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic
Round 1: The fight begins and both fighters try to feel each other out. Struve throws a few kicks and Miocic quickly becomes more comfortable with the range as he lands some nice punches. Struve lands some more strong kicks and knees before Miocic knocks Struve to the floor, but pulls out of joining him on the ground. The two fighters go back and forth with their striking until the round comes to a close.
Round 2: Both men begin with some back and forth striking until Struve lands a low blow to Miocic that causes a minor break in the action. The men go back to their stand-up before Struve manages to find the target, he attempts to follow up on Miocic who tries to escape by running around the cage. Struve continues to pick Miocic apart with accurate striking . He eventually lands a nice combination of punches that send Miocic into the land of the fairy’s. The referee steps in and calls an end to the action.
Stefan Struve wins via KO – 3 mins 50 secs – Rd. 2