UFC Fight Night 27 takes place today at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind., and is headlined by a long-awaited welterweight rematch between top 170-pound contenders Martin Kampmann and Carlos Condit.
The main card will broadcast LIVE on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, with prelims starting on Facebook at 5 p.m. ET and FOX Sports 2 at 6 p.m. ET. ProMMAnow.com will provide quick results for the prelims and play-by-play of the main card.
UFC Fight Night 27 quick results:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
- Carlos Condit def. Martin Kampmann by TKO (strikes) Rd 4 (:54)
- Rafael dos Anjos def. Donald Cerrone by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
- Kelvin Gastelum def. Brian Melancon by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rd 1 (2:26)
- Court McGee def. Robert Whittaker by split decision (27-30, 30-27, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
- Takeya Mizugaki def. Eric Perez by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
- Brad Tavares def. Bubba McDaniel by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2, 6 p.m. ET)
- Dylan Andrews def. Papy Abedi via KO (Punches) Rd 3 (1:32)
- Brandon Thatch def. Justin Edwards via TKO (Knees and Punches) Rd 1 (1:23)
- Darren Elkins def. Hatsu Hioki via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
- Jason High def. James Head via Submission (Guillotine Choke) Rd 1 (1:41)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 5 p.m. ET)
- Zak Cummings def. Ben Alloway via Submission (Brabo Choke) Rd 1 (4:19)
- Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo declared No Contest (Illegal Knee to the Head) Rd 2 (4:57)
UFC Fight Night 27 play-by-play:
Bubba McDaniel vs. Brad Tavares
Round 1 – Big leg kick from Tavares. Another. Bubba goes high, checked. Tavares goes high and misses. Bubba checks a leg kick. Tavares with a leg kick. Straight left from Bubba, he clinches Tavares against the cage. Tavares escapes to the center. Looks for a right hand. Bubba fires back with a left, does not land. Nice one two from Bubba but eats a counter left hook. Leg kick Tavares. Body kick, takedown from Tavares. Let’s him up. Tavares fires off a punch combo. Bubba shoots for the takedown, Tavares defends. Bubba presses him to the cage, lands a low knee, brief time called. Bubba with a couple of knee kicks. His lead right leg is quite red. Bubba with the clinch. Tavares turns him to the cage. 30 seconds to go. They trade knees from the clinch. They separate to the center. Body kick Tavares. PMN sees it 10-9 Tavares.
Round 2 – Leg kick Tavares. Nice punch combo and body kick from Tavares. Left hook. Tavares knocks him down with a one two. Bubba looking a bit confused and timid. Leg kick from Tavares. Right counter from Tavares. Bubba is able to secure a takedown, inside full guard. Butterfly guard from Tavares. He kicks Bubba off and gets to his feet. Clinched against the cage. Tavares pushes him off. They reset in the center. Leg kick Tavares. Left hand from Tavares knocks Bubba off balance, falls down but catches himself and gets right up. Leg kick, body kick from Tavares. Body kick again. Right hand Tavares. Left jab from Tavares. Leg kick Tavares. Left from Bubba. Body lock takedown from Tavares. He stands up, kicks Bubba’s thighs. Ref lets Bubba up. Clinch before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 Tavares.
Round 3 – Touch gloves. Right body shot from Tavares, leg kick. Nice left hand from Bubba stuns Tavares. Clinch against the cage. Knees from Tavares. He backs out. Bubba being more aggressive. Kick straight to the groin from Tavares and Bubba falls to the canvas. Time out immediately called. Touch gloves. Bubba shoots and gets a nice takedown with 3 minutes to go. Bubba takes top control in half guard. Tavares defending well as Bubba tries to pass. Tavares looking for a kimura from the bottom. Bubba gets free of it. Tavares gets to his knees, tries to roll. Bubba inside full guard now with 90 seconds left. One minute to go. Bubba in half guard now. Bubba goes for the mount. Only 20 seconds left and this fight is slipping away from him. PMN has it 10-9 for Bubba, but the fight 29-28 for Tavares. Tavares improves to 6-1 inside the UFC.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Brad Tavares def. Bubba McDaniel by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez
Round 1 – Body kick from Perez, Mizugaki unloads punch combos. Left hook from Perez scores. Leg kick Perez. Left hand. Right hook. Both guys being very aggressive. Flying knee, right hand from Perez. Right hook Perez. Right hand from Mizugaki. Perez gets the takedown, scoops Mizugaki’s legs to prevent him getting up. Mizugaki’s back to the cage. Perez dripping blood from his nose. Mizugaki gets to his knees, then feet. Perez drops levels and scoops the double. Mizugaki fighting to get to his feet, turns Perez to the cage. Perez escapes to the center as Mizugaki backs up. Perez catches a leg kick, pushes Mizugaki to the cage, looking for the takedown. Gets him down. Perez can’t hold him there as Mizugaki gets to his feet, eats a knee to the body. Mizugaki with a nice takedown, scramble, takes Perez’s back, one hook in, knee to the face. Perez turns him around to the cage, drops levels, time is up. PMN sees it 10-9 Perez.
Round 2 – Flying knee from Perez. Mizugaki fires off a combo, lands a left hook. Right hand from Perez. Misses a spin kick. Nice right from Mizugaki. Perez shoots, stuffed. Trade punches. Knee from Mizugaki to the body as Perez shoots in. Mizugaki escapes the clinch. Left hook from Mizugaki. He shoots in, stuffed. Nice right from Perez. Punch exchange, Perez shoots for the single. Mizugaki defends. Nice knee from Perez to the body. Nice perfectly timed right from Mizugaki counters a front kick from Perez. Jumping knee to the body from Perez. Perez shoots, stuffed. PMN sees it 10-9 Mizugaki.
Round 3 – Leg kick Perez. Nice left right counter from Mizugaki. Body kick from Perez. One two from Mizugaki. Teep from Perez. Left from Perez but Mizugaki fires back with punches and scores a takedown. Perez is up and free though right away. They square up. Perez shoots, gets the double leg. But Mizugaki gets to his knees. Perez tries to get to his back. Mizugaki defends, gets to his feet, scores a body lock takedown of his own. Now on top inside full guard. Half the round down. Mizugaki takes his back, locks in the choke with a body triangle but somehow Perez escapes to his feet and lands a punch. Mizugaki fires back. Perez shoots for the takedown as Mizugaki posts on one hand. One minute to go. Mizugaki to his feet, clinched, turns Perez to the cage. 30 seconds left. Body shots from Perez. Mizugaki lets his hands go before the bell. PMN scores it 10-9 and 29-28 for Mizugaki.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Takeya Mizugaki def. Eric Perez by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
Court McGee vs. Robert Whittaker
Round 1 – McGee comes out aggressive with a one two, leg kick, presses Whittaker to the cage, looking for the clinch as Whittaker escapes. Jab, let kick from Whittaker. Leg kick from McGee. Body jab from Court. Jab from Whittaker. Leg kick inside, outside from Court. Body shot, right hook. Left jab from Whittaker counters a body kick. Jab from Whittaker. Leg kick Court. Right hand from McGee. Leg kick McGee. Right from Whittaker. Court shoots, gets dropped with a left hook. Leg kick inside from Court. Left straight from Whittaker. Leg kick from Court. Left hand from Court. Body kick. Court with the takedown but Whittaker right back up. Leg kick from Court. McGee bleeding from left side of his head. Left hook from Whittaker. Court shoots, stuffed. PMN sees it 10-9 for Whittaker.
Round 2 – Left counter from Whittaker. Body kick McGee. Leg kick from Court. McGee catches Whittaker off balance with a punch and he touches the ground. Left right from McGee, shoots, stuffed. McGee drops Whittaker with a big left. Whittaker back up and lands a right. McGee putting on the pressure. Right hand. Left from Whittaker. Dirty boxing, elbow from McGee. McGee shoots, gets Whittaker down but he escapes quickly to his feet. Left hook from McGee, leg kick. McGee mixing it up nicely to the body and head, kicks, takedown, etc. Court shoots, stuffed. Court bleeding below his right eye. Left hook from Whittaker. Again with a left. Uppercut from Court. Leg kick. Jab, left hook Whittaker. Elbow from Whittaker. Right left from Whittaker. Left hook Whittaker. Whittaker with a punch combo and finishes it off with a head kick, then a knee to the face. Close round….
Round 3 – Left jab from Whittaker. Right elbow from Whittaker. Left hook McGee. Left hook Whittaker. Spinning back kick from McGee. Nice left from Whittaker but Court connects and knocks him off balance. Right hand from McGee. Leg kick from Court. Whittaker counters a couple jabs with a nice combo. McGee fires back with a combo of his own. McGee shoots, stuffed. Leg kick McGee. Left hook from Whittaker. One two from Court. Court being very aggressive even though no big power shots landing. Left hook McGee. Uppercut. Body kick, right hand, left jab to the body. Elbow from Whittaker. Body kick McGee. Right elbow, left hook from Whittaker. PMN sees the round 10-9 for McGee — second round could go either way I think — But I give the fight to McGee 29-28.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Court McGee def. Robert Whittaker by split decision (27-30, 30-27, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon
Round 1 – Leg kick Gastelum. Right counter from Melancon. Gastelum with a takedown. Melancon right up, clinch against the cage. Knee from Gastelum to the body. Melancon escapes to the center. Gastelum shoots, right hook on the break. Gastelum being very aggressive. Body kick, blocked, right hook from Gastelum scores. Leg kick inside from Melancon. Body kick from Gastelum looking light on his feet. Lands a huge punch combo, and a uppercut that drops Melancon. He hops on his back, locks in the choke and taps out Brian Melancon. Absolutely beautiful performance. Keep an eye on this young man only 21-years-old.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Kelvin Gastelum def. Brian Melancon by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rd 1 (2:26)
Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Round 1 – Leg kick Cerrone. Body kick dos Anjos. Body kick Cowboy. Left hand from dos Anjos. They trade body kicks. Big left from dos Anjos to counter. Leg kick from dos Anjos. Teep from Cowboy. Right from Cowboy. Teep. Body kick dos Anjos. Knee to body from Cowboy. Catches a kick, lands a rear leg kick. Leg kick Cowboy. Left hook to body, right to head from dos Anjos. Teep from Cowboy. Body kick. Right from Cowboy. Right hook from dos Anjos drops Cowboy. Dos Anjos takes top position. Cowboy rolls, ends up with full guard. Dos Anjos on top, body shot. 90 seconds to go. Cowboy very dangerous on the ground as Cowboy looking for the submission. Elbows from dos Anjos. Nice short elbows from dos Anjos as he works the ground and pound. Big powerful elbows from dos Anjos, more. PMN sees it 10-9 dos Anjos.
Round 2 – Front kick from dos Anjos. Leg kick from Cerrone. Jab from Cowboy. Dos Anjos being very aggressive, body/head combo. Leg kick Cowboy. Nice left from dos Anjos, knee, body kick to follow. Right hook to body, left high from dos Anjos. Trade body kicks, right from Cowboy. Takedown from Cowboy, takes top position with half guard. Dos Anjos escapes to his feet with no damage done. Dos Anjos shoots. Cowboy defends. Jab from Cowboy. Big body kick from dos Anjos. Right from Cowboy. Dos Anjos shoots, nice takedown with a minute to go. Cowboy with full guard, trying to set up a triangle. PMN has it 10-9 dos Anjos.
Round 3 – Leg kick from Cowboy drops dos Anjos. Head kick from dos Anjos scores. Inside leg kick dos Anjos. Cowboy shoots, stuffed. Right left from dos Anjos. Leg kick Cowboy. Leg kick dos Anjos. Front kick Cowboy. Dos Anjos with same. Body kick Cerrone. Again. Dos Anjos shoots in for a double. Great defense from Cowboy. Body shot from Cerrone. Dos Anjos moves to the center. Two minutes to go. Big leg kick from Cowboy. Right hook from dos Anjos. Step in knee to the body from Cowboy. Leg kick. Dos Anjos cut open. He shoots, stuffed. Step in knee from Cowboy as dos Anjos retreats and seems to be fading. One minute to go though. Body kick, right hand from Cowboy. Leg kick. Front kick. Big right hand from dos Anjos. PMN sees it 10-9 for Cowboy and the fight 29-28 for dos Anjos.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Rafael dos Anjos def. Donald Cerrone by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann
Round 1 – Kampmann shoots straight away, presses Condit to the cage, stuffed. Goes for the trip and eventually gets it. Now on top inside Condit’s full guard. Condit pushes off the cage, tries to roll. Goes for a kneebar. Recovers full guard. Kampmann postures up with punches but Condit defends very well; nothing scores. Condit scrambles to his feet but Kampmann gives him a small suplex and gets Condit’s back briefly. Condit ends up on top in half guard. Lands some punches as Kampmann gets up. Condit with an elbow. Clinch wrestling now. Kampmann drops levels and gets Condit back to the mat. Now inside full guard. Condit looking for a kimura, lets it go. Boxes Kampmann’s ears. Condit scrambles to his feet. Lands a couple elbows after taking ak nee from Kampmann. Half a minute to go. Condit misses a few kicks, lands a knee. Left hook. Kampmann gets a single leg takedown. PMN has it 10-9 Kampmann.
Round 2 – Leg kick Condit. Kampmann shoots, stuffed. Leg kick Condit. Nice jab. Nice left from Kampmann stuns Condit. Nice jab. Leg kick Condit. Kampmann shoots, stuffed. Kampmann stays on him, lands a one two, shoots, stuffed. Kampmann with a right. Nice body/head combo from Condit. Right from Kampmann, shoots for a single, stuffed. Condit shoots, has a body lock from the back. Kampmann escapes, takes an elbow to the side of the head. Nice uppercut/punch combo from Condit. One two from Kampmann. Leg kick Condit. Nice right, duck and roll right from Condit, body kick follows. Nice right. Jab from Kampmann. Right from Condit. Nice punch combo, head kick from Condit snaps Kampmann’s head back. Jab. Left hook Kampmann. Spinning glancing backfist from Condit. Kampmann shoots for a double with a minute to go. Condit slips free, they meet in the center. Leg kick, jab, kick from Condit. Stuffs Kampmann’s takedown attempt. PMN has it 10-9 Condit.
Round 3 – Jab from Condit as Kampmann shoots. Right from Condit as he shrugs off the takedown. Head kick Condit. Kampmann shoots, gets the takedown. Condit gets to his feet as Kampmann holds on. Body combo from Condit as he escapes. Leg kick/head kick Condit. Body shots, head shots back Kampmann up. Kampmann shoots, stuffed. Leg kick. Leg kick. One two Condit. Leg kick. Nice one two and Kampmann’s face is a bloody mess. More combos from Condit. Big one two from Condit. Left right. Catches a kick, lands a right. It’s all Condit right now. Very confident. Big leg kick, head kick, punch combo. Kampmann retreating. Flying knee from Condit. Kampmann shoots. Condit locks up a choke, switches to his back, gets full mount. Kampmann gives up his back with 37 seconds to go. Condit looking for the rear naked choke. Both hooks in. Scramble to the feet and Condit lands a big one two. All Condit 10-8 as I see it.
Round 4 – Kampmann shoots, trips up Condit. Condit right up, eats a right. Jab from Kampmann. Body kick, right left from Condit, Kampmann is hurt and Condit pours it on with a left hook liver shot that hurts Kampmann. Condit follows up with more punches, Thai plum and knees to the face put Kampmann down and out. Condit doesn’t even look taxed. The Natural Born Killer shows Killer Instinct.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Carlos Condit def. Martin Kampmann by TKO (strikes) Rd 4 (:54)
UFC Fight Night 27 bonus winners: $50k
- Fight of the Night: Condit-Kampmann
- KO of the Night: Brandon Thatch
- Submission of the Night: Zak Cummings