We’ve got UFC 183 tonight from Las Vegas with pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva taking on Stockton enigma Nick Diaz in the main event. Top welterweights Kelvin Gastelum (although because he missed weight again, this time by 9 lbs., he’ll likely be forced to move up to middleweight) and Tyron Woodley will meet in the co-headliner.
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UFC 183 quick results:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Anderson Silva def. Nick Diaz by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45 x 2)
- Tyron Woodley def. Kelvin Gastelum by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
- Al Iaquinta def. Joe Lauzon by TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:34
- Thales Leites def. Tim Boetsch by technical submission (arm triangle) – Round 2, 3:45
- Thiago Alves def. Jordan Mein by TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 0:39
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
- Miesha Tate def. Sara McMann by majority decision (29-28, 29-27, 28-28)
- Derek Brunson def. Ed Herman by TKO (punches) — Round 1, 0:36
- John Lineker def. Ian McCall by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
- Rafael Natal def. Tom Watson by unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 30-26)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
Diego Brandao (142) vs. Jimy Hettes (146)— fight scratched due to Hettes medical reasons
- Ildemar Alcantara def. Richardson Moreira by split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29)
- Thiago “Marreta” Santos def. Andy Enz by TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 1:56
UFC 183 play-by-play:
Rafael Natal vs. Tom Watson
Round 1 – Inside leg kick from Natal. Again. Outside leg kick from Watson. Outside from Natal. Inside from Natal, again. Body kick from Watson is caught, and Natal takes him down but he gets right up. Jab from Natal. Leg kick. Watson with a big leg kick. Nice body kick from Natal, again. Watson calls him on. Backfist from Natal. A little attitude from both guys. Inside leg kick from Natal. Overhand right from Watson. A couple leg kicks from Natal. Leg kick Watson. Big punch combo from Natal sends Watson against the fence. He calls Natal on. Natal clinches him up against the cage. Break. Watson catches a body kick from Natal. Natal gets a takedown, Watson back up but gets taken down again right away. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Natal.
Round 2 – Right counter from Natal. Another right, over the top. Watson with a big knot on his left foot, could be broken. Leg kick from Natal. Inside leg kick from Natal, he then gets a takedown. Watson gets his back to the cage and tries to work his way up as Natal fights to hold him down. Natal with a couple punches, but slips and allows Watson to get up. High kick from Natal. Right and a left from Watson. Jab from Natal. He shoots in, sprawl from Watson. Nice leg kick from Watson, left hook. Jab from Natal. Leg kick Watson. Right to the body from Natal, backhand. Leg kick Watson. Natal goes for a takedown but can’t keep Watson down. Natal perfectly times a takedown and has top control. PMN scores it 10-9 Natal.
Round 3 – Natal lands some nice punches that back Watson up. Watson with a leg kick. High kick from Natal blocked, but it’s hard. Watson just gets out of the way of a spinning backfist. Jab from Natal. Leg kick Watson. More jabs from Natal. Watson trying to get inside. Leg kick. Leg kick from Watson but Natal counters with a one two, and two more punches behind it. Leg kick Watson. Jab from Natal. Body kick follows. Left hook and two big jabs from Natal. Smells blood and charges, gets the takedown but Watson is right back up. Another takedown. Watson gets up, but then gets slammed and finishes the fight on his back. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Natal, and the fight 3 rounds to 1 for Natal.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Rafael Natal def. Tom Watson by unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 30-26)
John Lineker vs. Ian McCall
Round 1 – Big leg kick from Lineker. Leg kick from McCall. Inside leg kick next. Body shot from McCall — a straight left. Leg kick Lineker. Takedown from McCall, on top in half guard. Lineker goes for a leg but McCall escapes. Lineker trying to lock up a heel but McCall remains safe til the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 McCall.
Round 2 – McCall searches for a takedown after a couple punches from Lineker. McCall shoots again without setting it up. Lineker locks up a guillotine, and it’s tight but McCall escapes after his face turns red. Lineker on top, but McCall escapes to his feet. Left from McCall but Lineker counters with a big body shot. Right to the body, left hook over the top from Lineker. Uppercut and right hand from McCall but bout is halted from an accidental head butt. No cuts. Left to the body from Lineker. He starting to time McCall coming in. Lands another body/head combo. Right to the body from Lineker. McCall shoots, stuffed. McCall looking frustrated. Crowd boos, but he’s trying not to get KTFO’d. Lineker looking like he has his number now. McCall shoots, stuffed. McCall lands a body kick though. Right to the body, left hook upstairs, and again from Lineker. McCall fires back but gets clipped and stunned. He shoots in and Lineker catches him in another guillotine with 15 secs to go. McCall finishes the round on his back. PMN scores the round 10-9 Lineker.
Round 3 – Body kick from McCall but Lineker is looking to land those big punches. Body kick from McCall but Lineker counters with a left. McCall shoots, stuffed. Lands a body kick. Left body kick from McCall, gets clipped with a big left as Lineker cuts him off against the cage. Left hook from Lineker and McCall wobbles. They trade in the pocket and McCall is able to stop the assault momentarily. McCall bleeding from his face. . Lineker cuts him off again and lands a couple more big left hooks. McCall shoots, stuffed. Lineker touches his belly and sticks it out taunting McCall (because McCall called him fat for missing weight). They slug it out in the finals seconds then hug it out. Great fight. PMN scores the round 10-9 Lineker and the fight 2 rounds to 1 for Lineker.
OFFICIAL RESULT: John Lineker def. Ian McCall by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Derek Brunson vs. Ed Herman
Round 1 – Leg kick inside for Brunson. Brunson fakes a kick, and perfectly times an overhand left, then a left jab that knocks Herman against the cage, another one puts him down where Brunson finishes him off with several unanswered punches as Herman turtles.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Derek Brunson def. Ed Herman by TKO (punches) — Round 1, 0:36
Sara McMann vs. Miesha Tate
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Leg kick from Tate. McMann with a right, and Miesha with a right. Inside leg kick from Tate. Counter right from McMann. Huge right hurts Tate and she goes down. McMann pounces and is on top in half guard. McMann on top inside guard. Tate has her in full guard now. McMann passes to half briefly but Tate recovers full. Tate tying her up pretty good and is preventing a lot of damage. McMann passes to side mount and is landing punches. McMann lands some g n’ p, but Tate goes for a triangle and ends the round with McMann fighting to get of the squeeze. Wasn’t under the chin though. PMN scores the round 10-9 McMann.
Round 2 – Tate counters McMann coming in looking for that big right. Jab from Tate. They slug it out in the clinch, both landing some good shots. McMann with a stiff right as Miesha rushes in. Nice one two from McMann, Tate with a body shot. Front kick from Tate. McMann with a right, pushes Tate to the cage, knee to the body. Left from Tate on the break. They slug it out before Miesha locks on a guillotine as McMann shoots in. 41 seconds to go in the round. 20 seconds. Tate readjusts. 10 seconds. McMann survives. PMN scores the round 10-9 Tate.
Round 3 -One round a piece. McMann’s corner agrees. McMann scores a takedown, but Tate is able to gain top control with half guard. Tate gets to side mount. Tate controlling, throws a couple elbows but not doing damage. My fiancee just called it boring. Tate in North/South and traps Sara’s arm, landing elbows to the face. Big elbow from Tate. 30 seconds to go. Miesha in side mount. Tate looking for a kimura, McMann pulls out but ends the round on bottom. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Tate, and the fight 29-28 for Tate. She was in trouble that first round and was nearly stopped. Great comeback for Cupcake.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Miesha Tate def. Sara McMann by majority decision (29-28, 29-27, 28-28)
That 29-27 score is strange. Tate said she was really hurt in round 1.
Thiago Alves vs. Jordan Mein
Round 1 – Right from Mein. Alves with a right. Overhand right from Mein. Right hook, left jab. Nice low kick from Mein. Right counter. Elbow from Mein. Another. Jab from Mein. Leg kick Alves. Again. Right hook from Mein amidst a nice punch combo. Uppercut from Mein hurts Alves, his back to the cage. Elbows from Mein. Big punch combo, Alves still against the cage. Mein teeing off. Right counter hook from Alves. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Mein.
Round 2 – Alves pressuring. Mein does a forward roll to the other side of the cage. A body kick puts Mein down and Alves finishes him off with punches. Guess he didn’t like Mein’s forward roll. For the record, I picked Alves.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Thiago Alves def. Jordan Mein by TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 0:39
Tim Boetsch vs. Thales Leites
Round 1 – Touch gloves. BIG leg kick from Leites. Boetsch with a right over the top. Time called for an eye poke by Leites. Overhand right from Boetsch. Leites with a right, then the clinch against the cage. Right hook from Boetsch as they separate. Leg kick from Leites. Uppercut from Boetsch snaps Leites head back. Low kick from Leites. Right from Boetsch. Right hook over the top as Leites comes in swinging. Big leg kick from Boetsch. Right and left hook counters from Leites. Leites presses him to the cage. Goes for a takedown and Boetsch stuffs it. Right from Leites but Boetsch hurts him with the counter. Leites goes down and Boetsch moves in as Leites holds him in half guard. PMN scores the round 10-9 Boetsch.
Round 2 – Big leg kick from Leites. Boetsch checks the next one. Big left hook from Leites. Boetsch lands an over the top left hook that stuns Leites. Leites clinches him against the cage, backs out. Overhand right stuns Leites and he clinches up again. Boetsch pushes him to the cage. Boetsch checks a leg kick. Left hook, right from Boetsch. Leites on the run, he shoots in and gets Boetsch on his back. Full mount. Boetsch gets half guard. But Leites locks on the arm triangle but Boetsch survives. Boetsch’s face bleeding. Leites back to full mount and goes for the arm triangle again. Much deeper this time and Boetsch goes to sleep.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Thales Leites def. Tim Boetsch by technical submission (arm triangle) – Round 2, 3:45
Al Iaquinta vs. Joe Lauzon
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Al goes for a leg, lets it go. Leg kick. Uppercut from Lauzon. Nice left to the body from Lauzon and he lands a nice combo behind it that backs Iaquinta up. Jab, high kick from Iaquinta, partially blocked. Leg kick from Al. Another. Nice right left from Al. Sweet body kick. Quick stiff jab from Lauzon. One two three, leg kick from Al. Overhand right from Joe. Leg kick from Al. Nice couple rights from Lauzon. One two leg kick from Al. Knee to the body from Lauzon forces the shot, he jumps on a guillotine. Al escapes and they scramble to the feet. Al landing a flurry of punches and a head kick. More punches from Al, he shoots in and presses Lauzon against the cage as the bell ends. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Iaquinta.
Round 2 – Left hook counter from Lauzon. Nice left right follows. Jab, headkick attempt from Al. Jab from Joe. More jabs. Big leg kick from Al, front kick, uppercut and jab. Jab from Al. Joe shoots, stuffed. Body shots from Al, jab. Jab. Jab to the body, body/head combo. Joe wobbles a bit. Al hurts him with big punches. Joe goes down and Al tries to finish with hammerfists. Joe stands up but is getting battered. He’s out on his feet basically. They should stop it. Al picks him apart with steady technical precision until ref Marc Goddard stops it while Joe is still on his feet.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Al Iaquinta def. Joe Lauzon by TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:34
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Tyron Woodley
Round 1 – Boos from the crowd when Gastelum’s name is called. Nice lil pop for Woodley. High kick Woodley blocked. Right from Woodley backs Gastelum up. Woodley circling as Gastelum plods forward. Boos at the feeling out. Left from Gastelum. Right counter hook from Woodley mostly blocked. Leg kick Gastelum. Left right from Woodley scores. Gastelum comes in swinging heavy but Woodley avoids the punches. Big leg kick from Gastelum. Leg kick again. Another. More boos. Right hook from Woodley. Short couple lefts from Gastelum. Leg kick Woodley. Boos. 10-9 Gastelum.
Round 2 – Gastelum slips on a kick. Time called after Gastelum takes a poke in the eye. Nice body kick from Woodley. Nice punch combo from Gastelum followed by a couple leg kicks. Head kick from Woodley scores. One two from Woodley, then a big right and a body shot. Gastelum wobbled but seems partially okay at least. Woodley landing nicely now. Inside leg kick buckles the knee. Inside leg kick and left hand from Gastelum. Quick counter right from Woodley catches Gastelum coming in. Leg kick from Gastelum. Nice counter right from Woodley. Gastelum presses him to the cage. PMN scores the round 10-9 Woodley.
Round 3 – Gastelum pressuring, backs Woodley up to the cage. Woodley tagging him with right counters. Gastelum scores with punches. Woodley fires back. Gastelum’s corner calls out that Woodley’s hurt. Punch combo from Gastelum, knee to the body from Woodley. More pressure. Body kick from Gastelum. He presses Woodley to the cage but gets pushed off. Woodley lands a couple nice counters. Gastelum bleeding over his eye possibly from a head butt. High kick from Gastelum. Blocked. Woodley presses him to the cage. Under a minute to go now. Crowd boos. More clinch wrestling until the bell. Crowd not happy. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Woodley and the fight for Woodley 2 rounds to 1. But other than Gastelum’s pressure it was pretty close.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Tyron Woodley def. Kelvin Gastelum by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Woodley says he doesn’t want the 30% that the commission plans to take from Gastelum for missing weight.
Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva
Round 1 – Oh snap. This is real life I think. Diaz already taunting. Leg kick. Right hook and left from Anderson but Diaz says bring it on and actually lays down on the mat to taunt him. LOL He’s doing Anderson on Anderson. Silva with a one two. Diaz pressuring, lands a right. Diaz gave his back to Anderson standing a little bit ago. Left hook from Diaz. Body shot and several punches. Anderson standing in the pocket. Leg kick Silva. Inside leg kick. Nice left from Diaz. Diaz has him ruffled a bit here. Anderson does not look confident. Lands a nice counter right and left though. Goes for a flying knee. Another counter shot and jab from Silva. Leg kick Diaz. More punches from Anderson, a big right, dog fight now. Body kicks from both. Diaz looks ruffled now a bit. More posturing. Pretty close round. PMN scores it 10-9 for Silva because he finished stronger.
Round 2 – Side kick to the thigh from Anderson. Anderson circling. Inside leg kick. One two from Anderson. Inside leg kick. Diaz not engaging so far. Throwing some light kicks. Nice outside leg kick, again. Again. Again. Big leg kick from Silva. Diaz shoots, stuffed. Knee to the body from Anderson, thrown like a kick. Left from Nick. Anderson comes back strong with a combo and leg kick. Straight left. Huge body kick from Silva. Silva holds Nick’s neck as Diaz tries to punch him off. Right hook from Silva before the bell. More posturing after the bell. PMN scores it 10-9 Silva.
Round 3 – Diaz looks at the crowd before the bell sounds to start the round. Anderson targeting the front leg. Right from Silva, high kick is blocked. Nick trying to play the counter game now. Right hook from Silva. Flying knee attempt. Diaz with right hand. Body kick from Silva. Leg kick Diaz. Jabs and a body shot from Silva. Diaz with a left over the top. Inside leg kick from Silva. Leg kick Diaz. Leg kick and body kick from Silva, misses a spin kick. Silva with hands down countering. Right from Diaz. PMN scores the round 10-9 Silva.
Round 4 – Leg kick from Diaz. Side kick to thigh from Silva. Leg kick Diaz. Leg kick Silva. Nice combo from Diaz. Leg kick Diaz. Lots of feeling out. Picking up now. Big leg kick from Silva. Nice elbows from Diaz in the clinch follow a body shot. Huge leg kick from silva. Diaz with an Ali Shuffle. Right hook, leg kick from Silva. Round over. Quite a few boos. PMN scores the round 10-9 Silva.
Round 5 – Crowd cheers now. More out of hoping it will hype things up I think. Side kick to thigh from Silva. Diaz posturing and taunting. Nice left from Diaz. Silva misses a head kick. Left from Diaz. Right counter from Silva. Right hook Silva. Leg kick Diaz. Silva with same. Leg kick from Diaz. Again. Couple lefts from Silva. Leg kick Silva. He misses a flying knee and spin kick. Leg kick Diaz. Elbow from Silva and Diaz is bleeding pretty good. Right left from Silva. 30 seconds to go. This was a sh*tty fight. Anderson celebrates knowing he won. PMN scores it 10-9 for Silva and all five rounds for Silva.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Anderson Silva def. Nick Diaz by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45 x 2)
Silva falls to the mat crying uncontrollably after the fight. Diaz helps him up and tells him not to cry and he respects him.