All of the fighters but one made weight. What about ol’ Nate Diaz? Anyway, we are set to go for UFC on FOX 13 live from US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ tonight. Ohio’s Stipe Miocic will welcome back Junior Dos Santos in the main event as the 160 pound Nate Diaz will return after a year off to meet Rafael dos Anjos. Be sure to refresh the page and follow along for all of your results and the play by play of the main card! If you haven’t, take a minute now to give us a follow on Twitter at @PROMMA and “Like” our Facebook page here.**Derek Brunson has pulled out of his scheduled bout against Ed Herman shortly before their fight citing stomach issues** *** Jamie retires following first round loss
Main Card (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
- Junior Dos Santos def. Stipe Miocic via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
- Rafael dos Anjos def. Nate Diaz by unanimous decision (30-26,30-26,30-27)
- Alistair Overeem def. Stefan Struve via knockout – Round 1 4:13
- Matt Mitrione def. Gabriel Gonzaga via TKO (strikes) – Round 1 1:59
Prelims (FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. ET)
- Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Claudia Gadelha by split decision (29-28,28-29,29-28)
- John Moraga def. Willie Gates via submission (rear naked choke) Round 3 4:06
- Ben Saunders def. Joe Riggs via submission (injury) – Round 1 00:57
- Drew Dober def. Jamie Varner via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1 1:52
- Bryan Barberena def. Joe Ellenberger via TKO (strikes) – Round 3 3:24
Prelims (UFC Fight Pass, 3:30 p.m. ET)
- David Michaud def. Garett Whiteley via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Henry Cejudo def.. Dustin Kimura via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,30-27)
- Ian Entwistle def. Anthony Birchak via submission (heel hook) – Round 1, 1:04
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Matt Mitrione
Round 1 – Herb Dean is the third man in the cage. Mitrione is bouncing around and refused to touch gloves. Body shot from Gonzaga. Swing and a miss as Mitrione gets out of the way. Gonzaga pushing forward and connects as Mitrione falls back. They say Gonzaga stepped on his foot. Mitrione misses with a wild left. Mitrione connects with a combination and drops Gonzaga. Mitrione dropping some bombs. He connects with a solid shot as Dean steps in to wave it off!
Result – Matt Mitrione def. Gabriel Gonzaga via TKO (strikes) – Round 1 1:59
Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve
Round 1 – Struve is so much taller. Nothing new here though. It looks kinda weird though. Push kick from Overeem. Not a punch thrown in the first minute. They clinch up and a knee comes up from Overeem. Struve esapes and lands a front kick to the body. Knee to the breadbasket from Struve. Overeem lands a takedown. Right hand lands from Overeem. Struve eating some shots. Struve throws a punch from the bottom. Overeem looks comfortable in Struve’s guard. Overeem is up and lands a kick before going in. Overeem is landing shots and Struve can’t defend. Overeem bringing the heat and John McCarthy stops it.
Result – Alistair Overeem def. Stefan Struve via knockout – Round 1 4:13
Nate Diaz vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Round 1 – No touch of the gloves. Diaz throws out a kick for good measure but it doesn’t land. Dos Anjos comes out firing some kicks. Diaz lands a good right hand but eats a leg kick right after. Another leg kick from dos Anjos. The trade some shots at close quarters. Surprise, another leg kick and Diaz is starting to look a little hurt. He’s limping some. Diaz slips in a right hand. Body kick from dos Anjos. Diaz is on his back as dos Anjos gets side control. Diaz trying to escape but is taking some hammerfists. Diaz has dos Anjos by the leg looking for a heel hook or knee bar. Rafael can’t get away but goes back to the ground and moves to side control. He takes the north-south position and drops some elbows. Round closes out. We score it 10-9 dos Anjos.
Round 2 – Kick from dos Anjos. Diaz throws a body shot to make some space. Ouch, another kick to Diaz’s lead leg. A couple good shots land from dos Anjos and he gets Diaz to the mat. Some big shots from dos Anjos and Diaz is bleeding. Diaz back to his feet but is dragged right back down. Diaz is up and is a bloody mess. A couple big kicks from dos Anjos. The referee stops the fight to have the doctor look at the cut on Nate’s eye or maybe his leg. He’s good to go and the action resumes. Diaz is swinging but can’t land anything. These kicks from dos Anjos are starting to take a hefty toll on Diaz. Diaz is dropped with a big flying kick. Gotta be 20-18 going into the third.
Round 3 – Diaz is wobbling some. A big takedown from dos Anjos and he finds himself in Diaz’s guard. Big elbow from the top from Rafael. Diaz lands a short elbow. More elbows from dos Anjos. Rafael is up and throwing kicks to the tender spots on Diaz’s leg. OH SH!T. Diaz’s leg is shredded. Diaz is on his back talking smack per usual. More elbows to the dome of Diaz. Diaz is landing some short punches but nothing major. Short elbow from dos Anjos. Ha, Diaz slapping dos Anjos but he’s getting punished. The round concludes with dos Anjos going H.A.M. on Diaz. Maybe a 10-8 round?
Official Decision: Rafael dos Anjos def. Nate Diaz by unanimous decision (30-26,30-26,30-27)
Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos
Round 1 – Herb Dean takes his spot as usual in the main event as the third man in the cage. This should be a good one. Stipe is the underdog here but he’s been looking sharp with his boxing of late. Dos Santos been out a minute but he’s the most dangerous heavyweight not named Cain. We start with a lead right from JDS. Stipe throws a left and goes into the clinch. Stipe looks for the takdown but not happening. They reset to the middle of the cage. Right hand of the mark from Dos Santos. Left hand to the body from Junior. Miocic ducks under a big shot and lands a couple shots that have Dos Santos hurting for a minute. Miocic rushes in but Dos Santos circles out. Left hook from Dos Santos. Right hand from Miocic. He rushes Junior across the cage and lands another right hand off the break. Dos Santos with a swing and miss. Uppercut from JDC lands. Big right from the Buckeye has Dos Santos fleeing. Miocic eats a couple shots to end the round but he should be up. We score it 10-9 Miocic.
Round 2– Miocic strikes first and tries to dump Dos Santos to the mat. Can’t get it. Stipe lands a kick to the body. They reset to the center of the cage. Short left from Miocic. Dos Santos sends one down the middle. Junior bleeding from his right eye. Jab from Miocic. Right hand from Miocic hits the mark. Stipe bum rushes Dos Santos against the cage. Right hand from Stipe. Uppercut from Dos Santos. Left hand from JDS. Right hand from Stipe leads him into the clinch. Stipe goes for a double leg and gets it. Dos Santos on his feet but nowhere to go. Miocic grabs round 2. 20-18 so far.
Round 3 – Body shot to start the action from JDS. Stipe with a takedown but Dos Santos gets on top. Miocic escapes to his feet. Right hand from Dos Santos. Maybe both fellas are getting a bit tired. Blood all over the face of Junior. Right hand from JDS. Stipe throws heavy leather but is off the mark. Dos Santos drops Miocic and lands some big shots. Miocic gets back up though just in time. JDS throwing bombs but can’t land. A desperate takedown attempt from Stipe. Right hand from Miocic. Body shot from Junior. Stipe chases down JDS and lands a right hand. Dos Santos repays the favor. Overhand right off the mark as the round ends. That one goes for Dos Santos and we have it 29-28 after three.
Round 4 – Stipe throws a kick but it’s a tad low so the action stops as soon as it starts. Dos Santos recovers and we resume. Stipe trying to get Junior down but he defends. Left hook gets in from JDS. Stipe starting to fade and look tired. Rogan says this is a boxing match and for the most part it is. JDS tags Miocic. The clinch against the cage. Doesn’t last long. Right hand from Stipe. Overhand from JDS. Right hand again from Miocic and another. Dos Santos might be in trouble. He comes back and lands a right hand himself. Miocic half asses a takedown. Jab lands from JDS. Clinch again from Miocic. Dos Santos throws Miocic to the mat and gets on top. Miocic trying to get up and gets there. Dos Santos lands a couple short punches to close the round. Tough to call. For the sake of entertainment let’s call it two rounds a piece!
Round 5 – A good show of respect to start the round. The USA chant coming through. JDS with a big shot. He goes back for a body shot. Left hand off the mark from Junior. Stipe needs to get things going. Left hand from Miocic. Junior trying to put something together. Miocic shoots in but is stuffed. Right hand connects from Miocic. Right hand from Junior! Both guys are slowed way down. A good combination from Miocic. Right hand to the dome from Stipe. Stipe lands another. The tides are turning a bit with half a round to go. Stipe looks at the clock. Stipe ties up Dos Santos. A minute left and Dos Santos presses Miocic against the fence. Big shot from Stipe. He follows it up with another. Left hook lands from Dos Santos. They clinch against the fence as the round ends. Damn. Could go either way. Great fight. We score it…three rounds for Miocic.
Official Decision: Junior Dos Santos def. Stipe Miocic via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)