“UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida” takes place this evening from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, and is headlined with a middleweight championship bout as title-holder Chris Weidman puts his 185-pound belt on the line against former 205-pound champ Lyoto Machida.
Also, women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey puts her 135-pound title on the line against Jiu Jitsu black belt Alexis Davis.
ProMMAnow.com will provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary for UFC 175, beginning with the Fight Pass prelims at 7 p.m. ET, moving to the FOX Sports 1 prelims at 8 p.m. ET, and then the PPV main card at 10 p.m. ET.
AFTER THE FIGHTS: Watch the UFC 175 post-fight press conference
UFC 175 quick results:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Champ Chris Weidman def. Lyoto Machida by unanimous decision (49-45, 48-47, 47-46)
- Champ Ronda Rousey def. Alexis Davis by KO (punches) Rd 1 (:16)
Matt Mitrione (254) vs. Stefan Struve (251.5)– fight scrapped due to Struve having a panic attack
- Uriah Hall def. Thiago Santos by unanimous decision (29-28 x 2, 30-27)
- Russell Doane def. Marcus Brimage by split decision (28-29, 29-27, 30-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
- Urijah Faber def. Alex Caceres by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 3 (1:09)
- Kenny Robertson def. Ildemar Alcantara by unanimous decision (30-26 x 3)
- Bruno Santos def. Chris Camozzi by split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29)
- Rob Font def. George Roop by KO (punch) Rd 1 (2:19)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
- Luke Zachrich def. Guilherme Vasconcelos by unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)
- Kevin Casey def. William “Bubba” Bush by KO (elbows) Rd 1 (1:01)
UFC 175 play-by-play:
185 lbs: Kevin Casey vs. William “Bubba” Bush
Round 1 – Casey drops Bush with a punch combo straight away. Casey now on top in half guard, working the ground and pound with short hard left elbows until Bush goes unconscious and the fight is stopped. That is the Kevin Casey we’ve been waiting for in the UFC.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Kevin Casey def. William “Bubba” Bush by KO (elbows) Rd 1 (1:01)
185 lbs: Guilherme Vasconcelos vs. Luke Zachrich
Round 1 – One two from Luke. Leg kick inside from Vasconcelos. Body jab and a one two from Zachrich. High kick from Vasconcelos blocked. Right from Zachrich, then a leg kick. Nice left from Zachrich, followed by a nice leg kick from Vasconcelos. Right to the body from Zachrich. Jab, and a couple hooks. Stright right. Left hook from Luke. Right overhand. Left hook. Nice leg kick from Vasconcelos. Nice punch/leg kick combo from Luke. Luke lands a nice left that stuns Vasconcelos. Double jab from Luke. Right. Left and a high kick from Vasconcelos blocked, but knocks Luke back a bit. Right from Vasconcelos. Nice left hook to the body from Luke knocks Vasconcelos off balance. Luke follows up with a left hook upstairs. Vasconcelos looked quite tentative throughout the round. Luke’s corner tells him it was a “perfect round”. PMN sees it 10-9 for Zachrich.
Round 2 – Vasconcelos still pressing. High kick hits the shoulder. Inside leg kick from Luke, then a big right hand. Left from Vasconcelos. Nice head movement and footwork from Zachrich so far. Overhand right, then a left right combo from Vasconcelos. Inside leg kick from Vasconcelos. Nice left hook from Zachrich. Left to the body then left upstairs catches Vasconcelos coming in. Leg kick from Vasconcelos. Luke returns with a big leg kick for his own. Nice right on the chin from Luke. Luke slipping punches nicely. Nice jab from Luke. Body kick from Vasconcelos is caught. PMN sees it 10-9 for Zachrich.
Round 3 – Jab from Luke. Nice leg kick from Luke. Body kick from Vasconcelos is caught. Right on the chin from Luke. Vasconcelos shoots in, stuffed. Luke sweeps the leg and drops Vasconcelos. He gets back up and eats a nice right. Overhand right from Vasconcelos mostly blocked. Leg kick inside from Luke. Vasconcelos returns same. Nice punch combo from Vasconcelos, then a leg kick. Left hook follows. Jab from Luke on point. Right straight to the body from Luke. Left hook from Vasconcelos scores. One minute to go. Leg kick from Luke. Body kick from Vasconcelos. Nice three punch combo from Vasconcelos scores, partially blocked. Thai plum and knee to body from Vasconcelos. Overhand right, as he turns it up before the bell but too little too late. PMN sees the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Luke Zachrich.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Luke Zachrich def. Guilherme Vasconcelos by unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)
135 lbs: Rob Font vs. George Roop
Round 1 – Leg kick Font. Right hand from Font. High kick from Roop blocked. Clinch, Roop presses him to the cage. Knees to body. Right elbow from Font on the break. Lead left hook from Roop, overhand right. Jab. Jab from Font, nice leg kick. Inside leg kick from Roop. Huge overhand right from Font clips Roop and he goes down, this fight is over folks. One hitter quitter for Rob Font in his UFC debut. Font is out of Mark Dellagrotte’s camp.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Rob Font def. George Roop by KO (punch) Rd 1 (2:19)
185 lbs: Chris Camozzi vs. Bruno Santos
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Santos checks a leg kick. He then blocks a high kick. Body kick from Camozzi. Body kick Santos. They trade leg kicks. Body kick from Camozzi. Leg kick from Santos. Same from Camozzi, then he moves forward with a three punch combo… none really land solid. Right to the body from Santos. Clinched against the cage. Santos breaks out. Clinched again. Underhooks from Santos turns Camozzi to cage. Santos drops levels for the takedown attempt. Elbow from Camozzi. Another. PMN sees it 10-9 for Camozzi.
Round 2 – Nice left from Santos, body kick from Camozzi. Santos catches him coming forward and picks him up for a big slam. Santos inside full guard. Camozzi landing some elbows off his back. Santos not able to get anything going, and ref calls time briefly so Santos can put his mouthpiece back in. Santos passes to half, then side mount. Two minutes to go in the round. Camozzi recovers full guard as Santos tries for full mount. Camozzi opens Santos up with an elbow from off his back. Santos secures head an arm and passes to side mount. Camozzi is able to get to his feet but Santos immediately puts him back down where he lands a couple shots. Camozzi gets full guard before the bell. PMN sees the round 10-9 for Santos.
Round 3 – Right from Camozzi. Left hook from Santos. Leg kick Camozzi. Again. Right hook from Santos. Front high kick from Camozzi. Right hand from Santos, then one to the body. Right hook from Santos. Jab from Camozzi. Then a double jab, and one more to follow. Santos picks Camozzi up for a big slam again. Camozzi with an elbow off his back. Santos moves to half guard. Camozzi trying to use a kimura to sweep. Santos lands a couple left hands as Camozzi gets to his feet. Camozzi pressing forward but gets put right back down. Santos ends the round on top in half guard. PMN sees the round 10-9 for Santos and the fight 29-28 for Santos.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Bruno Santos def. Chris Camozzi by split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29)
170 lbs: Ildemar Alcantara vs. Kenny Robertson
Round 1 – Leg kick from Robertson. Left hook follows, he then gets the clinch and presses Alcantara to the cage with a body lock. Robertson looking to put Alcantara on his back, and his succeeds. Robertson in half guard dropping some shots. Robertson dropping elbows and punches. Very nice ground and pound. With 30 seconds to go, Robertson inside full guard still working the ground and pound. Very dominant round for Robertson. PMN sees it 10-9 for Robertson.
Round 2 – High kick from Alcantara. Big leg kick from Robertson. Another leg kick, then a high kick that’s blocked. Robertson looks for the takedown, stuffed, but he lands a knee. Couple high kicks from Alcantara blocked. Right hand from Robertson. Leg kick. Nice one two from Alcantara, he then stuffs a takedown, but Robertson follows through and dumps him. Robertson had him in a crucifix for a moment, but Alcantara is out and back up, lands a knee to the body. Robertson gets a single leg takedown. Robertson takes full mount and unloads punches and elbows. Robertson looking for an Americana. Alcantara gets out of it but continues to take big elbows from Robertson. PMN sees it 10-9 for Robertson.
Round 3 – Nice left elbow from Robertson. Body lock and a knee from Robertson lands low and time is called. Back at it. Leg kick Robertson. Nice step in knee from Alcantara. Leg kick Robertson. Body kick Alcantara. Right hand from Robertson, then a left hook and a leg kick. Nice knee to the body from Alcantara. Robertson shoots, sprawl from Alcantara. Knee to the groin from Robertson, again, as Alcantara comes back up. Time out. Right hand from Robertson. Leg kick. Right hand. Knee to the body and trip takedown from Alcantara. Robertson uses a half butterfly to sweep and is now inside full guard. He’s looking for the ground and pound now with under a minute left. Ref stands them up at the 15 second mark. Alcantara pushes Robertson down and lands a nice right before the bell. PMN sees the round 10-9 for Robertson, and the fight 30-27 for him as well.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Kenny Robertson def. Ildemar Alcantara by unanimous decision (30-26 x 3)
I don’t understand how all could score it 30-26… seems very odd, or someone made an error somewhere, either writing it down or reading it.
135 lbs: Alex Caceres vs. Urijah Faber
Round 1 – Leg kick from Caceres, Faber shoots, stuffed. Faber trying to get a bodylock takedown. Clinched against the cage now, knee from Faber. Knee from Alex, hopping knee and a right hand. Scramble, then a right hand from Faber, he scores the takedown and is inside full guard now. Body shots from Faber. Right from Faber. Elbow. Faber postures up with a right elbow. Alex holding him tight. Faber picks him up for a small slam. Faber postures up, drops a right. Big elbows from Faber, nasty, still inside guard. Lands a few right hands. Caceres looks for the upkick then springs to his feet and takes a knee to the body before the bell. Faber domination 10-9.
Round 2 – Right hook from Faber over the top, scores a quick takedown after that. Inside Caceres’ guard. Alex looks at a triangle but Faber pulls out and postures up. Alex is able to get to his feet with 4 minutes left. Low kick from Alex, then he lands a lead uppercut and a straight left combo. Big body kick from Alex, Faber catches it and trips him but Alex is right back up. Faber has a body lock from the back but Alex gets free and turns around landing a knee to Faber’s body. Faber pressing him to the cage, drops levels for the takedown. Faber goes for his back as Alex gets up. Elbow from Faber on the break. Alex stalking. Side kick to the neck from Alex, then a spinning round kick to the leg. Faber presses him to the cage, takes a knee to the body. Another. Faber judo tosses him but Alex gets right up. Faber presses him to the cage, looks to drop levels but Alex defends it. Alex flubs a Thai plum and knee attempt. Faber controlling against the cage. PMN sees it 10-9 for Faber.
Round 3 – Caceres stalking, lands a right hook on a clinch break. Leg kick. Clinch, Alex catches a knee and presses Faber to the cage. Left from Alex on the break. Leg kick. Again. Faber catches it and dumps him. Faber takes his back and locks in the rear-naked choke with both hooks in. Caceres taps out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Urijah Faber def. Alex Caceres by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 3 (1:09)
135 lbs: Marcus Brimage vs. Russell Doane
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Big inside leg kick from Brimage. Takedown from Doane. Moves to side control. Looking for a D’arce, now riding Brimage’s back. Lands a couple right hands, Doane takes his back now with one hook in. Both hooks in now. Flattens him out momentarily as Brimage rolls to his stomach, Brimgae with two on one defense as Doane continues to look for the choke. Brimage explodes to his feet. Front kick from Doane to the body. Left from Brimage. High kick from Doane blocked. Body kick from Doane. Left hand and leg kick from Brimage. Nice inside leg kick as Doane kicks with the other leg. PMN sees the round 10-9 for Doane.
Round 2 – Big leg kick from Brimage. Inside leg kick from Brimage. Doane with a leg kick, gets countered with a right from Brimage and Doane goes down. Brimage then stuffs a takedown attempt. Huge inside leg kick from Brimage and Doane goes down, his leg definitely hurt. His knee may be jacked. Huge inside leg kick from Brimage again. Doane scores a perfectly time takedown though with 3 minutes to go. Brimage gives up his back, Doane riding, gets one hook in. Brimage rolls to his knees, gets to his feet, Doane drops levels but Brimage breaks free. Inside leg kick from Brimage. Body kick, Thai plum and knees from Doane. Left from Brimage. Doane drops levels looking for the takedown, gets Brimage down but Brimage is able to roll back to his feet. Couple punches and a leg kick from Brimage before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 Brimage.
Round 3 – Left for Brimage. High kick from Doane caught, dumped on his back. He’s right back up. Huge leg kick from Brimage causes Doane to buckle. Another one from Brimage. Front kick down the middle from Doane. Another inside leg kick from Brimage. Doane shoots, stuffed, lands a knee to the body on the break. Brimage gets a brief takedown before it’s back up. Head kick from Doane scores. Leg kick from Brimage. Right hook from Doane. PMN sees it 10-9 for Brimage and the fight 29-28 for Brimage.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Russell Doane def. Marcus Brimage by split decision (28-29, 29-27, 30-27)
185 lbs: Uriah Hall vs. Thiago Santos
Round 1 – Hall misses a right and spinning backfist. Leg kick from Santos. Leg kick from Hall. Wheelkick from Santos misses. Front kick from Hall. Inside leg kick from Santos. Body kick Santos. Nice leg kick from Santos. Nice stiff jab from Hall. Big leg kick from Santos. Again. Inside leg kick from Santos. Leg kick again. Inside leg kick, jab from Hall. Inside leg kick from Santos. Hall catches the next one and dumps Santos. Tries to follow up but Santos right back to his feet. Nice right hand from Hall. Inside leg kick from Santos. Big leg kick from Hall, then goes high. Hall stalking, lands a left hook. Blocks a high kick. Right from Hall. Another. Hall turning it up, hands down, jab from Hall. Looking like Roy Jones Jr. stalking Santos with hands down. Leg kick Santos. Again. Hall is limping to his corner from all the leg kicks. Hall has a toe that is f*cked with a bone sticking out, but he’s staying in the fight. The toe is clearly broken, but they convinced the doctor that it was already like that or something. Close round. PMN sees the round 10-9 for Santos.
Round 2 – Big overhand right from Hall. Inside leg kick from Santos. Leg kick and a left hook from Santos. Inside leg kick from Hall. Hall catches a kick, lands a right and Santos goes down, but right back up. Big leg kick from Santos. Hall slips a couple punches with his hands down. Inside leg kick from Hall. Inside from Santos. High kick from Santos just blocked. Leg kick from Hall. One minute to go. Santos shoots in but shrugged aside. Jab from Hall. Slips on a wheel kick. Right back up. Wheel kick from Santos. He lands a leg kick, eats a counter right. Hall tries a no handed cartwheel-ish kick but misses. Hall limps back to the corner. PMN sees it 10-9 for Santos. Doc checking out Hall’s toe again. His corner keeps telling him “He’s good! He’s good!” Doc checks him again after his cornermen leave.
Round 3 – Nice counter one two from Hall, inside leg kick. Nice jab. Inside leg kick. Santos with same. Side kick hits Hall in the gut. Big overhand right from Hall scores. Inside leg kick. Nice big left to the body from Santos. Head kick scores for Santos. Spinning back kick to the body from Hall, low then high kick. Body kick, right hand from Santos. Inside leg kick for Hall. Hall takes a jump kick to the groin. OUCH. Broken toe, now a broken ballsack. F*ck this. Pay me m*therf*ckers. That’s what I’d be thinking. Back at it. Santos shoots, gets a body lock from the back. Santos with knees to the backs of the thighs. Left hook from the back. Hall attempts a kimura and rolls with it but Santos is free and that’s it. PMN sees the round 10-9 for Hall, but the fight 29-28 for Santos. Could go either way though. Fairly close fight.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Uriah Hall def. Thiago Santos by unanimous decision (29-28 x 2, 30-27)
265 lbs: Matt Mitrione vs. Stefan Struve
Fight called off due to Struve suffering heart palpitations (panic attack) and a “near fainting spell”. Due to his previous heart condition, the doctors felt it better he not compete tonight. THAT SUCKS BALLS.
135 lbs. Title Fight: Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Alexis Davis
Round 1 – Davis looking pretty calm. Rousey with a mean mug to rival any 209-er. Shoulder slaps, check. I predicted a Rousey win in rd 1. They come out swinging. Overhand right by Rousey, she judo throws Davis to the mat and Ronda knocks her out from side control. Maybe the fastest title fight in UFC history. Davis is trying to fight the referee as she is still regaining consciousness. They just said it is second fastest title stoppage in UFC history. I honestly thought it was an early stoppage until I saw Davis completely out of it trying to take referee Yves Lavigne down for like 20 seconds before they could get her to stop and realize the fight was over. Replay showed her go limp. KO’ing someone from a side headlock position is not easy. Pretty crazy how good this girl is getting. Her aggression is unmatched in the UFC. Please bring in Holly Holm next.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ronda Rousey def. Alexis Davis by KO (punches) Rd 1 (:16)
185 lbs. Title Fight: Chris Weidman (c) vs. Lyoto Machida
Round 1 – Weidman comes out kicking. Missing them all. Body kick for Weidman, couldn’t tell if it landed solid. Body kick from Machida, Weidman shoots, stuffs the takedown. Inside leg kick from Weidman. Weidman with a body kick and some nice punches back Machida up. Body kick from Machida. Nice left counter from Machida. Body kick from Weidman. Again. Front kick from Machida to the body. Weidman with the pressure and it’s posing some issues for Machida. PMN sees it 10-9 for Weidman.
Round 2 – Inside leg kick from Machida. Weidman with same. Right from Weidman. Machida avoids a flurry. Checks a leg kick. Left from Machida, counter right over the top from Weidman. Body kick from Machida. Front kick from Weidman. Leg kick from Machida inside. Machida leaps in with a big uppercut that misses. That would’ve took a head off. Body shot from Machida. Left over the top from Machida. Weidman gets the takedown via double leg. Weidman with some ground and pound as Machida gets to one knee. Gets to his feet but eats a couple knees before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 Weidman.
Round 3 – Touch gloves. Jab from Weidman. He blocks a couple Machida kicks. Weidman shoots, Machida slips out of a single leg attempt. High kick from Machida blocked. Left from Machida, stuffs a takedown. Couple jabs from Weidman followed by a nice takedown. Weidman inside his full guard. Machida with a couple elbows off his back. Nice sweeping elbow from Weidman, and I see blood on Machida’s forehead. Weidman takes his back briefly but Machida is out an d on his feet. Weidman rocks Machida with a couple punches. A big right left from Weidman on the button put Machida on his bike. Step in knee from Machida but Weidman puts him on his butt. Machida gets to his knees, eating punches to the side of the head. Weidman picks him up for a ride, and Machida is back on his knees. A bloodied Machida back to his feet. Looks compromised. Throws a high kick that’s blocked. PMN sees it 10-9 Weidman.
Round 4 – Machida still being elusive. Knee to the body from Weidman. High kick from Machida blocked. Lands a huge one to the body though Weidman walks right through it. Knee from Weidman. Big body kick and a left hand from Machida. Weidman times a knee for a takedown. Machida right up and free. Machida breathing hard, eats a left. Nice left hook from Machida. Weidman flubs a high kcik. Another left from Machida. Both guys breathing heavy now. Machida smells blood and lands a big punch combo. Weidman’s chin holds up but his mouth is open. Big body kick from Machida. Weidman’s jaw may be broken, mouth wide open. Machida teeing off now. Left from Weidman scores. Momentum shifting here a bit. Machida stuffs a takedown and fires back. Front kick from Machida. Machida stuffs another takedown attempt. Machida backs him up with punches. Flying knee from Weidman. Big left from Machida at the bell stuns Weidman. PMN sees it 10-9 for Machida.
Round 5 – Inside leg kick from Machida. Seems to have been in the groin. Weidman throws a lazy combo and gets countered quickly. Left from Machida scores on the button, countering a front kick. Weidman shoots, stuffed and Machida makes him pay with a left. Couple of knees in the clinch from Weidman. Then a right. They’re slugging it out in the pocket. Weidman tags him and wobbles him. Machida firing back. Amazing action. Leg kick from Weidman. Both guys with their hands down. Big elbow from Weidman wobbles Machida. Left from Weidman, he then scores a takedown. Weidman lands an elbow and is working from half guard. Just over a minute to go. Machida gives up his back, both hooks in. Weidman flattens him out, then Machida gets to his feet. He breaks free. Couple right hands from Machida and he’s going off still looking for the finish with combos as Weidman is backed against the cage. Amazing amazing fight. PMN sees the round 10-9 for Machida but the fight 3 rounds to 2 for Weidman.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Chris Weidman def. Lyoto Machida by unanimous decision (49-45, 48-47, 47-46)
AFTER THE FIGHTS: Watch the UFC 175 post-fight press conference