UFC Fight Night 42 takes place tonight at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, N.M. In the main event, former lightweight champion Benson Henderson takes on Russian upstart Rustam Khabilov. And in the co-headliner, Albuquerque’s own Diego Sanchez faces British slugger Ross Pearson.
ProMMAnow.com will provide LIVE results of all the action starting with the prelims at 7:30 p.m. ET. We will also provide LIVE play-by-play commentary of the main card starting at 10 p.m. ET.
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UFC Fight Night 42 quick results:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET)
- Benson Henderson def. Rustam Khabilov by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 4 (1:16)
- Diego Sanchez def. Ross Pearson by split decision (30-37, 27-30, 29-28)
- John Dodson def. John Moraga by TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Rd 2 (5:00)
- Rafael dos Anjos def. Jason High by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (3:36)
- Piotr Hallmann def. Yves Edwards by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 3 (2:31)
- Bryan Caraway def. Erik Perez by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (1:52)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
- Sergio Pettis def. Yaotzin Meza by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
- Lance Benoist def. Bobby Voelker by unanimous decision (29-28 x 2, 30-27)
- Scott Jorgensen def. Danny Martinez by unanimous decision (29-28 x 2, 30-27)
- Jon Tuck def. Jake Lindsey by submission (heel kick to the liver) Rd 3 (2:47)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7:30 p.m. ET)
- Patrick Cummins def. Roger Narvaez by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (2:28)
UFC Fight Night 42 play-by-play:
135 lbs: Bryan Caraway vs. Erik Perez
Round 1 – Caraway gets booed. Cheers for Perez who is from Albuquerque. Caraway blocks a high kick. Leg kick from Perez. Overhand left from Caraway. Caraway ducks in for a takedown, stuffed. Perez clinches up against the cage, dropping levels for the double and puts Caraway on his back but gets stuck in a guillotine. Perez pops out and Caraway pops to his feet. Leg kick Perez. Jab from Caraway, then a right. Jump knee from Perez to the body. Brief clinch. Caraway catches a high kick and dumps Perez on his back. Perez takes his back and locks on a body triangle, looking for the choke. Now with one hook in as Perez tries to peel the hook out. Both hooks in now. Perez is able to escape to top position, inside guard. Body shots from Perez. Caraway gets up, lands a short uppercut on the break. He ducks right into a knee from Perez though and Perez is landing some punches. Caraway shoots in, looking for the single, gets Perez down briefly, eats a spin elbow as Perez gets up. PMN sees it 10-9 Perez.
Round 2 – Couple jabs from Caraway. Perez fires back then scores a takedown. Caraway sweeps immediately from butterfly guard, now in side mount, now half guard. Caraway passes to mount, Perez gives up his back. Caraway looking for the choke with a body triangle locked on Perez’s waist. Caraway locks it up as Perez fights to get free. Perez taps out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Bryan Caraway def. Erik Perez by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (1:52)
155 lbs: Yves Edwards vs. Piotr Hallmann
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Hallmann with a leg kick. Right hook from Edwards. Leg kick Hallmann. High kick Edwards. Nice body kick follows. Body kick Hallmann, who is pressing. Front kick from Edwards. Body kick. Edwards takes a poke in the eye. Time is called. Leg kick from Hallmann. Couple straight lefts from Edwards. Hallmann shoots in, stuffed. Nice left hand from Edwards. Body kick from Hallmann. Again. Hallmann shoots, gets the single, knee to the body as Edwards scrambles to his feet. Clinch against the cage, Edwards lands an elbow and uppercut on the break. Hallmann with a couple body shots, left hook upstairs and a knee. Double leg kicks from Hallmann. Edwards throws a knee and is taken off balance to his back. Hallmann now inside full guard. Couple elbows to the body from Hallmann. Scramble to the feet, clinched against the cage before the bell. Too close to call. Leaning toward Hallman.
Round 2 – Hallmann comes out swinging and after a couple shots Edwards takes yet another finger in the eye. This shit has to stop guys. Ref warns Hallman yet again, but no point is taken. Hallmann presses in with strikes, goes for the single, stuffed. Left hook from Hallmann, elbow from Edwards. They trade body kicks, then Hallmann takes a poke to the eye. That’s the THIRD eye poke in this fight. WHAT THE F*CK??? Left hook from Hallmann. Right hook from Edwards, knee to the body from Hallmann who clinches up looking for the takedown, lands a knee to the body on the break. Inside leg kick. Edwards checks the next one. Hallmann with constant pressure, goes for the single, stuffed. Edwards pushes him to the cage. Body kick from Edwards, he gets a body lock from the back, against the cage. Edwards tries to take his back, but slips to the canvas and Hallmann is now on top in guard. Hallmann works the ground and pound, cuts Edwards open. Edwards gets to his feet but quickly is taken down again. Hallmann back on top in half guard and landing shots. Edwards gives up his back and gets to his feet. Hallmann pressing him to the cage with knees and strikes. PMN sees it 10-9 Hallmann as Edwards fades.
Round 3 – Left hook from Hallmann. Front kick, pressing forward still. Goes for a single leg, but Edwards defends. Nice knee to the body from Edwards stops Hallmann’s forward momentum. Hallmann shoots again, stuffed. They trade a few shots in the pocket before Hallmann presses him to the cage. Drops levels and gets the single leg takedown. Edwards gets to his knees but Hallmann is able to put him back on his back. Hallmann takes his back and locks in the choke and Edwards taps out VERY quickly. I think he knew he was done and just looked for a way out there.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Piotr Hallmann def. Yves Edwards by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 3 (2:31)
155 lbs: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Jason High
Round 1 – Touch gloves. One two from High. Right and left hooks from High. High blocks a high kick, counters with a couple punches that miss the mark. High presses dos Anjos to the cage, picks him up for a slam. Dos Anjos gets up, takes a knee to the body as High picks him up for a slam. High inside full guard. Dos Anjos looking to set up a triangle. High postures up, moves to half guard. RDA looking for a kimura, High powers out. High staying heavy on the Brazilian. Dos Anjos uses a kimura to sweep and get to his feet, but eats a left hand and an elbow. Nice body shot from RDA, then a left and a right. Big body kick. High with a left. Body kick from RDA. Left hand, lands another left solid, then puts High on his back who is looking a bit fatigued. RDA now on top in half guard, looking for a kimura. He lands a couple hammerfists after complaining High is holding his own shorts — which is allowed. PMN sees it 10-9 for RDA.
Round 2 – High breathing heavy between rounds. Head kick from High. Body kick then a left hand from RDA that stuns High and knocks him off balance. High then takes a finger to the eye – the FOURTH OF THE NIGHT – and time is called. Left hook from High. Body shot from RDA. High is able to secure a single leg takedown, but RDA gets to his feet. Jumping knee from RDA. Body kick. BIG leg kick. Left hand. High’s punches slowing. Nice left from RDA, he then scoops up a double leg takedown, and is in side mount. RDA dropping short elbows. High gets to his knees and feet. RDA jumps on an arm in guillotine, but High defends and takes RDA’s back. RDA gets to his feet as High body locks him against the cage. RDA breaks free, turns High around, lands a knee to the body. Right from High, he then lands a couple more shots. RDA drops High with a big left hand right to the jaw, he jumps on him with big hammerfists and the ref stops it. Hard to tell if High was out. Apparently not as he is quickly to his feet, walking around.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Rafael dos Anjos def. Jason High by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (3:36)
125 lbs: John Dodson vs. John Moraga
Round 1 – Leg kick from Moraga. Dodson with one of his own. Straight left from Dodson. Moraga kicks over the head of Dodson. Body shot from Dodson. Moraga lands a low blow and Dodson runs it off. Left from Dodson. He’s not there when Moraga tries to counter. Left from Dodson. So fast!. Knee to the body from Dodson. Leg kick. Outside and inside leg kicks. Leg kick Moraga. Right to the body. Right, left from Dodson. Lands another left. Overhand right from Moraga, shoots in, stuffed and eats a counter. Couple left hooks from Dodson, knee to the body as Moraga steps in. Front kick to the body. PMN has it 10-9 Dodson.
Round 2 – Left hand from Dodson. Body kick from Dodson. Leg kick. Big inside leg kick from Moraga. Overhand right from Moraga, another. Dodson is able to put him on his back though and is landing body shots. Dodson postures up with a punch. Moraga springs to his feet. Body kick from Moraga. Again. Left from Dodson. Right from Moraga. Dodson not being very active. Looks like he’s looking for the KO. Misses a big hook. Knee and left hand. Front kick from Dodson. Dodson lands a body kick / knee to the nose that hurts Moraga and he drops to the mat. Dodson pounces and tries to finish, landing big punches. Moraga bleeding but ties Dodson up in guard until the remaining seconds of the round run down. PMN sees it 10-9 Dodson. They stopped the fight between rounds, apparently Moraga has a broken nose.
OFFICIAL RESULT: John Dodson def. John Moraga by TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Rd 2 (5:00)
This is the first fight I think I’ve ever seen stopped due to a broken nose.
155 lbs: Ross Pearson vs. Diego Sanchez
Round 1 – Body kick Pearson. Left hand from Sanchez. Body shot from Pearson. Side kick to the leg from Sanchez. Right hook from Pearson. Left hook counter from Pearson buckles Sanchez. Body kick. Right counter from Pearson. Jab from Pearson. Body kick from Diego. Body kick Pearson. Right from Diego. Right to the body from Pearson. Slow paced fight for a Sanchez fight. Spin back kick from Sanchez. He lands a big left as he catches a kick and pushes Pearson to the cage. Leg kick Pearson. Again. Diego backs him up with a nice punch combo before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 for Diego.
Round 2 – Diego goes for a single, stuffed. Body kick from Diego. Again. Spin back kick from Diego scores, but Pearson lands a counter kick. Body shot from Pearson. Jab from Diego. Again. Right hook to the body from Pearson. Body kick. Body kick from Sanchez. Left hook Pearson. Body kick from Sanchez. Body kick Pearson, right from Sanchez. Pearson drops Diego with a right. He gets back up and is calling him forward. He catches a Diego kick and sweeps him. Back up, grabs the clinch and lands a knee. Front kick Pearson. Jab from Pearson. Right hook from Sanchez, backs Pearson up with punches and a kick before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 Pearson.
Round 3 – Diego lands a one two. Knee to the body from Pearson. Nice body kick from Pearson. Right hook from Diego. Right to the body from Diego. Nice left from Diego. Jab. High kick from Sanchez, not much on it. Body shot from Pearson. Left from Diego. Pearson with a body kick after dodging a kick. Pearson just ducks a spin kick. Lands a solid jab. Then a stiff right. Body kick from Diego. Big body kick and a right from Pearson. Right hook from Diego. He’s bleeding from his right eye. Big left hook from Pearson. Has Diego ever been in a fight where he didn’t bleed? Don’t think so. Left right from Diego, goes for a single, stuffed. They slug it out against the cage before the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Pearson. It was fairly close. Diego could get a hometown decision.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Diego Sanchez def. Ross Pearson by split decision (30-37, 27-30, 29-28)
155 lbs: Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Couple rights from Rustam. Clinch, knee from Rustam, trips Bendo, back up and Bendo lands a body shot on the break. Body kick from Bendo, jab from Rustam. Right and a left from Rustam. Bendo backs him up with punches but Rustam is able to score the takedown. Rustam with a body lock from the back as Bendo gets up. Rustam looks for the suplex but Bendo is able to defend it by hooking the leg. Slick. Or Smoothe, rather. Nice counter right elbow from Rustam. Nice right follows. Nice left from Bendo, shoots, stuffed. Bendo goes for a double kick but gets caught mid-air and slammed on his back. Close round.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Rustam. Spinning back fist from Rustam but eats a counter punch or two from Bendo. Right from Rustam. Clinched up for a moment before squaring up again. Right from Rustam counters a knee attempt. Rustam puts Bendo on his back but can’t capitalize and Bendo is able to kick him off and get right up. Bendo gets a body lock, takes Rustam down and locks on a body triangle from the back, looking for the choke. Rustam escapes to his feet, Bendo presses him to the cage looking for the takedown. Rustam goes for a judo throw, does not work completely but gets Bendo to his knees. Big leg kick from Bendo. Again. Counter right from Rustam. PMN sees it 10-9 Bendo.
Round 3 – Left hook from Rustam. Leg kick from Bendo. He shoots, stuffed and Rustam grabs a front headlock. Rustam lands a knee on the break. Body kick from Bendo. Bendo is the one pressing forward. Left hook from Rustam off the break. Inside leg kick from Bendo. Body kick from Bendo. Rustam shoots in and Bendo jumps on a guillotine. Rustam escapes and Bendo looking for the double leg off his knees. Rustam defends and they square up. Rustam scores a takedown but Bendo hits the switch and ends up on top in half guard and landing shots. PMN has it 10-9 Bendo.
Round 4 – Right from Rustam. Bendo with the body lock, Rustam breaks out. Lead uppercut from Bendo stuns Rustam and he goes to a knee. Bendo jumps on his back and sinks in the choke quickly forcing the tap out. The big news here is that Benson Henderson just finished his first ever fight inside the UFC.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Benson Henderson def. Rustam Khabilov by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 4 (1:16)