UFC 179 takes place tonight from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is headlined with a featherweight title fight as Jose Aldo puts his belt on the line for the seventh time in a rematch with Chad Mendes. In the co-headliner former Penn State All-American Phil Davis clashes with the heavy-handed Glover Teixeira in light heavyweight action.
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UFC 179 quick results:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Jose Aldo def. Chad Mendes by unanimous decision (49-46 x 3) – for featherweight title
- Phil Davis def. Glover Teixeira by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
- Fabio Maldonado def. Hans Stringer by TKO (strikes) Rd 3 (4:06)
- Darren Elkins def. Lucas Martins by split decision (30-27 x 2, 27-30)
- Beneil Dariush def. Diego Ferreira by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
- Neil Magny def. William Macario by TKO (strikes) Rd 3 (2:40)
- Yan Cabral def. Naoyuki Kotani by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (3:06)
- Wilson Reis def. Scott Jorgensen by submission (arm triangle choke) Rd 1 (3:28)
- Andre Fili def. Felipe Arantes by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
- Gilbert Burns def. Christos Giagos by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (4:57)
- Tony Martin def. Fabricio Camoes by submission (kimura) Rd 1 (4:16)
UFC 179 round-by-round updates:
Fabricio Camoes vs. Tony Martin
Round 1 – Martin really cranking on a kimura, staying persistent with it as we near the 1-minute mark. Finally, Camoes taps out. Great showing from Martin.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Tony Martin def. Fabricio Camoes by submission (kimura) Rd 1 (4:16)
Gilbert Burns vs. Christos Giagos
Round 1 – Burns is able to score a takedown and get full mount, eventually taking Giagos’ back and looking for the choke, he then transitions to an armbar and forces Giagos to tap with just 3 seconds left in the round.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Gilbert Burns def. Christos Giagos by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (4:57)
Felipe Arantes vs. Andre Fili
Round 1 – Arantes with a takedown and full mount, lands some elbows that cut Fili. Some good action with both guys landing significant strikes, however, Fili’s takedown at the end may have sealed the round for him.
Round 2 – Arantes with a takedown and full mount early. From full guard Arantes lands several elbows and punches. An illegal upkick from Fili causes a timeout. Back at it and Fili gets the takedown and top position where he works the ground and pound. Ending the round on top again, Fili likely took the round.
Round 3 – Arantes jumps on a guillotine attempt and ends up on bottom with Fili inside full guard. Elbow and pass to side mount from Fili, Arantes is able to gain top control after Fili goes for a submission. Scramble back to the feet, but Arantes is able to score the takedown and land more elbows. Scramble and Fili takes top control before the round ends. He dives in with a couple strike attempts before the bell. PMN scores the round for Arantes 10-9.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Andre Fili def. Felipe Arantes by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Scott Jorgensen vs. Wilson Reis
Round 1 – Reis appears to go down after an overhand right, but he’s right back up and at it. Reis hurts Jorgensen with a huge body kick, which sets up a takedown by Reis and he pours on the ground and pound, then locks up the head and arm choke and Jorgensen taps out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Wilson Reis def. Scott Jorgensen by submission (arm triangle choke) Rd 1 (3:28)
Yan Cabral vs. Naoyuki Kotani
Round 1 – Cabral with the takedown and ends the round on top landing some light ground and pound.
Round 2 – Cabral gets another takedown, takes Kotani’s back and sinks in the rear-naked choke.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Yan Cabral def. Naoyuki Kotani by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (3:06)
William Macario vs. Neil Magny
Round 1 – snore….
Round 2 – Macario landing some nice punches, Magny with the occasional counter. Magny gets a takedown with about 1:30 left, and takes full mount. Magny with some solid ground and pound but Macario survives.
Round 3 – Magny with a nice punch combo and Macario goes to the canvas. Magny working the ground and pound again. He takes full mount and continues the assault until the ref stops it.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Neil Magny def. William Macario by TKO (strikes) Rd 3 (2:40)
Beneil Dariush vs. Diego Ferreira
Round 1 – Nice body kick from Dariush. And another. Ferreira with a body kick. Big leg kick from Dariush. Again. Nice punch exchange, then a takedown from Dariush. Ferreira goes for a leg lock but time runs out.
Round 2 – Big leg kick and takedown from Dariush, looking to take the back. Back to the feet and Dariush gets another takedown, working the ground and pound. Ferreira looks for an omoplata but Dariush pulls out and goes back to the g n’ p.
Round 3 – Ferreira lands his best punches of the fight. Dariush goes for the takedown but Ferreira rolls it right back to the feet. Dariush shoots again and gets Ferreira on his back. The fight stays there for most of the round where Dariush continues to try and pass, while working some g n’ p. Ferreira gets to a knee with under a minute to go, but is unable to get anything going as Dariush controls him.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Beneil Dariush def. Diego Ferreira by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins
Round 1 – Early takedown from Elkins, Martins up pretty quickly. Elkins sets the pace and wins the striking exchanges even though he suffers a cut under his right eye.
Round 2 – Elkins keeps the pressure on with takedown attempts, strikes and clinch control. Martins lands the occasional counter but that’s about it. A big head kick from Martins rocks Elkins, but he seems to recover in the clinch and continues the pressure with dirty boxing, strikes, and takedown attempts.
Round 3 – Martins makes Elkins pay for a couple takedown attempts with knees to the face. Elkins stays on him though in the clinch, and Martins lands a knee to the upper chest area. Elkins continues with pressure. Ref breaks the stalemate. Elkins goes right back to the clinch against the cage much to the crowd’s disapproval. Ref separates them again. Overhand right from Elkins, seems to have no effect. Everytime Elkins clinches now the crowd boos. And the fight ends still clinched.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Darren Elkins def. Lucas Martins by split decision (30-27 x 2, 27-30)
Fabio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer
Round 1 – Stringer with a takedown out the gate. Fabio tries holding on as Stringer throws elbows from half guard. Stringer gets mount, Maldonado gives up his back, creates a scramble and it’s back to the feet. Stringer scores another takedown and Maldonado’s head is cut. A few body shots from Stringer before the bell.
Round 2 – I just realized all but one of the main card fights have the potential to go to decision. Please let’s hope that doesn’t happen for my sanity’s sake. Stringer clinches up right away against the cage. Maldonado gets some space but eats a few rights from Stringer. Stringer with a few leg kicks and a takedown. Maldonado is able to gain top position and unloads a g n’ p assault as Stirnger does little more than cover up. This fight is over. Maldonado pulls it off in a great comeback. Anderson Silva meets him on the top of the cage and hug it out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Fabio Maldonado def. Hans Stringer by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (4:06)
Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira
Round 1 – Teixeira stuffs a takedown attempt right off the bat. Davis’ hands are kind of low. He shoots again, stuffed again. Teixeira keeping the pressure on. They trade rights. Phil clinches up briefly. Nice front kick and a right from Phil. He shoots for a single but Teixeira defends very well. Phil stays on him though against the cage. Teixeira tries to wrap up a guillotine but ends up on his back. Immediately gets to his knees and looking to stand but eats a few punches on the way. Phil drags him back down and lands some more shots as Teixeira gets back up. Clinched, Phil still on him against the cage, lands a knee to the body. Phil drags him back down to his knees and is landing a few punches.
Round 2 – Phil mixing up his striking and wrestling nicely and gets Teixeira back down. Teixeira hits a reversal though and it’s back to the feet. Glover tries to jump on another guillotine and he’s back on his back with Phil riding him. Teixeira gets to his knees, then feet. Glover cut near his right eye. Eye poke from Davis forces a timeout. … Body kick and a takedown from Davis before the bell.
Round 3 – Phil gets another takedown after a couple exchanges on the feet. Full mount, Glover gives up his back. Knees to the kidneys from Phil. Teixeira gets to his feet briefly but Phil drags him right back down. Phil riding Glover’s back as he’s on his knees, landing punches and knees to the body. Glover gets back up again. Davis all over him with the clinch and drags Glover back down to his knees where he lands more punches and knees to the body. Absolute domination from Phil Davis.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Phil Davis def. Glover Teixeira by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes
Round 1 – Mendes takes the center, leg kick. Mendes putting the pressure on, big leg kick. Aldo with a nice punch combo. We got a fight. Both guys throwin heat. A big left hook from Mendes knocks Aldo down. He’s right back up. Leg kick. Leg kick again, inside. Big leg kick from Mendes. Body kick from Aldo. Mendes right in front of Aldo keeping the pressure on. Nice left counter. Nice big one two from Aldo backs Mendes up. Leg kick. Big left hook counter from Mendes. An eye poke from Mendes forces a timeout. Leg kick Mendes but Aldo lands punches. He drops Mendes with a punch and goes for the finish, gets full mount with 20 seconds left. Mendes escapes to his feet. Huge uppercut from Aldo, a left hook and then a left and a right way after the bell knocks Mendes down. Whoa! We got a huge fight here folks. Best fight of the night and best fight we’ve seen in awhile.
Round 2 – Mendes seems okay. Big leg kick from Aldo. Aldo stuffs a takedown and Mendes lands a kick to the groin forcing the timeout once again. … Body kick from Aldo. Mendes slips on a head kick attempt. Right hook from Mendes. Body kick. Leg kick. Some nice jabs from Aldo, nice counter combo from Mendes. Big left hook to the body from Aldo. Right from Mendes. Right to the body from Aldo. Both guys have slowed down some. Leg kick Mendes, and then a left hand.
Round 3 – Aldo gets poked in the eye again and timeout is called. Nice left from Mendes. Big left hook from Aldo. Aldo throwing heat. Nice jab. Nice uppercut from Mendes hurts Aldo, but Aldo fires back and rocks Mendes. Aldo pours it on with punches and Mendes shoots in for the takedown, but it’s stuffed. Mendes is up and Aldo is all over him. Mendes picks him up and goes for a slam, ties Aldo up in the clinch. Left hook on the break from Mendes.
Round 4 – Mendes comes out quick with leg kicks. Jab from Mendes. Body shot. Uppercut. Body kick. Jab and a right hook from Mendes. Uppercut. Right counter from Aldo. Aldo’s face busted up. Leg kick Mendes, who looks much fresher in the 4th round. Nice body/head combo from Mendes. Nice check from Aldo on a leg kick from Mendes. One two from Aldo, just misses a flying knee. Right hook from Mendes.
Round 5 – Mendes strikes first again, landing some nice left hooks. Body kick from Mendes, he then scores a perfectly timed takedown. Aldo gets to his feet and pushes Mendes off. One two from Aldo, then a knee to the body. Mendes goes for a takedown and ends up on his knees with Aldo riding him. Back up to the feet. Nice punch exchange. Left hook to the body and uppercut from Mendes. Aldo lands a right that stumbles Mendes backward. 90 seconds to go. Mendes shoots, stuffed. Right to the body from Aldo. Right from Mendes before the bell. Very very close fight. No idea who won. Aldo climbs onto the cage even before the result is announced.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Jose Aldo def. Chad Mendes by unanimous decision (49-46 x 3)