PMN will provide live results and round-by-round updates of today’s UFC on Fox 15 card taking place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Top middleweights Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold will clash in the main event, while the co-headliner features dangerous middleweight submission expert Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza taking on late replacement Chris Camozzi. Several other interesting match-ups are also on the card.
Prelim action kicks off at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT on UFC Fight Pass, moves to the Fox prelims at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT and the main card on Fox at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
UFC on Fox 15 quick results:
Main Card (Fox)
- Middleweight: Luke Rockhold def. Lyoto Machida via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:31
- Middleweight: Ronaldo Souza def. Chris Camozzi via verbal submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:33
- Featherweight: Max Holloway def. Cub Swanson via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 3:58
- Women’s Strawweight: Paige VanZant def. Felice Herrig via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Preliminary Card (Fox)
- Lightweight: Beneil Dariush def. Jim Miller via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Light Heavyweight: Ovince Saint Preux def. Patrick Cummins via KO (punches) – Round 1, 4:54
- Light Heavyweight: Gian Villante def. Corey Anderson via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 4:18
- Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling def. Takeya Mizugaki via submission (arm triangle) – Round 3, 2:11
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
- Welterweight: Tim Means def. George Sullivan via submission (arm triangle) – Round 3, 3:41
- Featherweight: Diego Brandão def. Jimy Hettes via TKO (doctor stoppage/cut on ear) – Round 1, 5:00
- Middleweight: Chris Dempsey def. Eddie Gordon via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
UFC on Fox 15 round-by-round updates:
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Aljamain Sterling
Round 1 – Front kick from Sterling. Body kick is next from the Serra-Longo fighter. Mizugaki gets a body lock, Sterling scrambles out and goes for a takedown which Mizugaki successfully defends. Knee to the body from the clinch from Sterling as he’s still working to get Mizugaki down. Ref separates them. Nice body kick from Sterling. Mizugaki connects with a right. Right hook counter from Sterling, he shoots and gets Mizugaki down but is unable to get any hooks in before Mizugaki gets to his feet. Sterling stays on with the body lock though and they trade knees before Sterling lands a right just before the bell. 10-9 Sterling
Round 2 – Sterling comes out aggressive as Mizugaki tries to counter. Sterling puts him down early. Mizugaki gets up but Sterling still has him locked up and lands a knee. Mizugaki returns same. Sterling backs out with a left. Short uppercut inside from Mizugaki as Sterling shoots. Stuffed. Front kick from Sterling. Flying knee attempt from Mizugaki. Mizugaki stuffs another shot. Sterling gets him down with the next one, but Mizugaki right back up. Sterling drags and trips him down again right away. Sterling takes his back and ends up with both hooks in after a scramble. Sterling lands several heel strikes from the back but is unable to find the choke before the bell. Domination. 10-9 Sterling
Round 3 – Sterling gets another takedown early and takes Mizugaki’s back once again. Sterling wraps up an arm triangle from the bottom and Mizugaki taps out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Aljamain Sterling def. Takeya Mizugaki via submission (arm triangle) – Round 3, 2:11
Corey Anderson vs. Gian Villante
Round 1 – Villante scores with a series of leg kicks. Stiff left jab. Anderson shoots, stuffed. Another big leg kick from Villante. Anderson gets off with a couple punches and kicks. Leg kick from Villante. Right hand counter from Anderson after catching the kick. More big leg kicks from Villante. Another. Another one from Villante. Another. Anderson still trying to fire off punches but he’s struggling with his footwork now.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Villante. Villante goes high with the next one although it’s blocked. Anderson with a punch combo but it’s blocked. He does land a nice left hook. Another one from Anderson. Villante tees off with a couple big leg kicks, then Anderson FINALLY checks the next one. One two from Anderson. He catches the next leg kick. Anderson getting off with some punches after taking another big leg kick. Left hook and jab from Anderson. Two more leg kicks from Villante. Another. Ouch. Couple hooks from Anderson. Nice right from Anderson. Big leg kick from Villante, again. Anderson is getting off better with his hands than Villante, but those kicks tho. 10-9 Villante
Round 3 – Anderson landing some nice punches this round as Villante eases back with the leg kicks. Villante with a short left hook and jab. Villante hurts Anderson with a couple big right hands over the top and Anderson is out on his feet propped against the cage. That’s how you keep it out of the judges’ hands. Good stuff.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Gian Villante def. Corey Anderson via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 4:18
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Patrick Cummins
Round 1 – Body kick and stiff left from OSP snaps Cummins head back. Body kick again from OSP, again. Cummins catches it though and takes him down. Right back to his feet from OSP. Cummins shoots, gets him down briefly, back up Cummins pushes him to the cage. Knees to the thigh from Cummins. Big knee to the body from OSP looks to stun Cummins. Spinning back kick from OSP. Cummins slams him but he’s right back up. Straight right from Cummins. Front kick OSP. They trade left hooks. Stiff jab from OSP. OSP looks HUGE. Straight left from OSP. OSP shoots, no dice. Right hand from Cummins and OSP counters quickly with a left uppercut then lands several hammerfists until Cummins goes out. Boom! Who called it, bitches. In the post-fight interview OSP throws his name in the hat for the Nashville card in August.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ovince Saint Preux def. Patrick Cummins via KO (punches) – Round 1, 4:54
Jim Miller vs. Beneil Dariush
Round 1 – Leg kick from Miller. Left hand, leg kick from Dariush. Nice inside leg kick from Miller buckles the leg. Miller with a punch combo. Big outside leg kick from Dariush. Clinch, knee to body from Dariush. Miller pushes him to the cage but takes a knee to the head in the clinch. Dariush turns him around and they trade knees to the body. Dariush looking for the takedown. Miller rolls for a kimura attempt, switches to a triangle. Dariush escapes and is now on top in half guard. Miller with rubber guard but Dariush pulls out and lands an elbow. 10-9 Dariush
Round 2 – Dariush with a takedown just before the 4 minute mark. Miller goes for a guillotine but Dariush escapes and takes full mount. Dariush drops some elbows which causes Miller to give up his back. Dariush looking for the RNC, body triangle locked on. Miller stands up and tries to shake Dariush off but is unsuccessful, but survives until the buzzer. 10-9 Dariush
Round 3 – Left straight from Dariush. He pushes Miller to the cage as he drags Miller down and takes mount. Now in half mount looking to set up an arm triangle. Two minutes to go and Miller is stuck on his back. Dariush moves to full mount, drops an elbow. Miller gives up his back, stands up and tries to spike Dariush but it doesn’t work. Dariush locked on with a body triangle and looking for the choke. Miller gets to his knees but gets dragged back down with Dariush still locked on. 20 secs left. 10. Miller stands up one more time with Dariush on his back and dives head first to the mat. Looks like he got the worse of that one. 10-9 Dariush
OFFICIAL RESULT: Beneil Dariush def. Jim Miller via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Felice Herrig vs. Paige VanZant
Round 1 – The ladies waste no time and are going wild in the clinch. Paige scores a takedown but Felice takes her back with both hooks in. Herrig looking for the RNC. Got that Curran BJJ going on. VanZant stands up as Felice goes for an arm. Paige dumps her on her head and Felice lets go. Back to the feet in the clinch. Felice muscling her against the cage, then backs out. Front kick from Herrig. Clinch, knee to body from VanZant. They exchange knees and Paige gives her a judo throw to the mat and attacks from the top with punches, and she’s scoring. Paige attacking from half guard. But Felice recovers full guard. Up kick from Felice. Paige goes for a leglock in the final moments but Herrig survives. 10-9 VanZant
Round 2 – Big leg kick from VanZant but Felice answers with a nice one two. Paige slips. Felice pounces but they end up in the clinch against the cage. Felice tries to take her back. VanZant landing knees from the clinch. Paige drags her down but ends up on bottom. Not for long as VanZant sweeps and attacks with punches. Felice gets a reversal but Paige gets to her feet. Herrig stays on her though with a body lock, tries for a takedown but is unable to complete it. Herrig picks her up and goes to slam her but Paige rolls her over and takes side mount. Herrig gets her in half guard, they scramble and Paige gets to side mount. Herrig goes for an armbar. Paige stands up and pulls out. Paige now in north-south position. She stands over Felice and rains down several punches. 10-9 VanZant
Round 3 – The clinch fighting starts early and Paige gets the trip takedown and lands a few hammerfists before posturing up with several punches. Herrig trying to secure a leg but she’s taking shots the whole time. Paige traps an arm with a knee and lands several more shots. Somehow Herrig snakes around and takes VanZant’s back with both hooks in. Paige is able to swivel around and take top control. Hammerfists from Paige as Herrig looks for a leg. VanZant trying to finish and lands a flurry of punches from top control. She traps Herrig on her back against the cage and keeps her there for well over a minute controlling and landing shots. 10-9 VanZant
OFFICIAL RESULT: Paige VanZant def. Felice Herrig via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Cub Swanson vs. Max Holloway
Round 1 – Front kick from Holloway. High kick from Holloway blocked. Holloway gets caught with a left hook rushing in. Body kick from Holloway. Head kick with hand on the ground from Swanson, and it scores. Swanson’s right eye swelling from Holloway’s right hand. Counter left from Holloway. Nice body kick from Swanson. Holloway’s jab closing Cub’s left eye. Left from Swanson. Spinning back kick to the body from Holloway. High kick from Holloway. Right hand. Cub with a left over the top. Both guys throwing big heat at the bell, both scoring with punches. 10-9 Holloway
Round 2 – Holloway switching stances quite a bit, mixing it up. Nice body combo from Max. He’s being a lot busier than Cub so far this round. Nice leg kick from Cub buckles the leg. The right temple of Holloway showing signs of damage. Max scores with an overhand right. Side step leg kick from Max. Max clowning him a bit now. Left from Cub. Body shot from Cub. Stiff left from Holloway beats Cub to the punch. Body kick from Cub. Jab from Cub. Max using some great footwork. Flying knee from Max to the body. Couple left hooks and a knee from Holloway, and just misses a wheel kick to the head. 10-9 Holloway
Round 3 – Cub with the clinch and knee to the body. Max out-boxing Cub. Nice left hook from Cub though. Inside leg kick. Max with a high kick, blocked. Cub slips and Max kicks his legs. Back to the feet and Max hurts him with a knee to the body. Holloway with a punch to the body and Cub is hurt and goes down. Max jumps on him and locks up an arm triangle but Cub survives. Left hook from Cub scores. Leg kick. Max counters with a straight left. He then hurts him with a punch combo and jumps on a guillotine. It looks like Swanson wants to tap, he tries to hold on, taps quickly on his way out. VERY impressive performance from Max Holloway. Domination.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Max Holloway def. Cub Swanson via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 3:58
Ronaldo Souza vs. Chris Camozzi
Round 1 – If this goes past one round I’ll be very surprised. Jacare faced Camozzi in 2013 and submitted him in round one. Couple leg kicks from Camozzi. Leg kick and two big right hands from Souza. Nice jab from Camozzi, and a leg kick. Jacare takes him down and Camozzi holds his arms tight. Jacare passes to side mount using the cage. Knee on belly, body shots from Jacare. Jacare locks up an armbar and this fight is over. Camozzi taps out. Pretty much what we expected. Still, props to Camozzi for taking the fight on a week’s notice.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ronaldo Souza def. Chris Camozzi via verbal submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:33
Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold
Round 1 – Here we go. Low kick from Machida. Rockhold with same. Overhand left and a right from Machida score solid. Rockhold calls him on. Machida scores again slipping and hooking. Rockhold scores with a punch and hops on a guillotine attempt. Machida survives but is on bottom and Rockhold attacks the body. Machida gets full guard now. Rockhold stacks him. Machida turtles up and gets to his feet. Rockhold hangs on and drags him back down and takes his back with one hook in. Machida rolls free and recovers full guard. He kicks Rockhold off but can only get to his knees and Rockhold is holding him. Machida in a three point stance. Rockhold kicks out his leg and takes his back and landing punches. Machida trying to survive. Rockhold with both hooks in on his back and landing big shots. 10 seconds to go and Machida fights to survive a rear naked choke. He survives but receives a big elbow. 10-9 Rockhold
Round 2 – Leg kick from Machida. he looks shaky. Front kick. Machida’s right eye is almost swollen shut. Body kick from Rockhold. Again. Leg kick from Rockhold. Body kick from Rockhold. Leg kick and right hook from Rockhold. Machida gets pushed to the ground and Rockhold gets top control and landing shots again. Both hooks in now from Rockhold, he locks up the RNC, flattens him out and Machida finds his exit. Very impressive.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Luke Rockhold def. Lyoto Machida via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:31