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UFC FN 58 Prelim Results and Play-by-Play

Okay, the prelims are underway in Barueri, Brazil for UFC Fight Night 58, which will feature Lyoto Machida taking on CB Dollaway in the headliner.

Let’s get to the action folks.

Jake Collier vs. Vitor Miranda 

After Collier controls much of the action in the opening frame, Miranda blasts him with a head kick as the round approaches its end. Miranda swarms in with several more shots, and the fight is stopped right at the bell. Highlight reel win for Miranda!

Vitor Miranda def. Jake Collier via KO (headkick and punches) R1, 4:59

Tim Means vs. Marcio Alexandre Jr.

Means clinches up early but Alexandre Jr. breaks free. The latter wings a head kick but Means blocks it. Means plants a left to the decorated Karate competitor. Alexandre Jr. fires another head kick that only grazes the welterweight. Means lands a couple more hard lefts. Alexandre Jr. takes a good shot to the body, but returns fire. Means calls him on. Good action. Means fires off a leg kick. The Brazilian returns the favour. Means continues to pursue Alexandre Jr. Round ends.

Round 2: Alexandre Jr. fires another headkick but Means blocks it. “The Dirty Bird” attempts a flying knee, and pushes Alexandre Jr. to the fence briefly. Alexandre Jr. seems to be finding the mark more often. Means jars “Lyoto’s” head with a straight left. Alexandre Jr. tries a low kick but Means catches it and he falls to the mat. Wow. In the ensuing scramble, Means blasts Alexandre Jr. to the head with a knee, but the latter had maybe two fingers on the mat…Doc is called in to look at him after the foul. Means just gets a warning. Alexandre Jr. clips Means with a head kick and he goes to the mat. Crazy. Alexandre Jr. swarms in for the finish, but Means defends, and then reverses to the top. Now Means is working from within Alexandre Jr.’s guard. Means punishes him with some punches and then a thumping elbow. Means rains down a left, but Alexandre Jr. gets back to his feet. Alexandre Jr. sweeps Means to the mat but the latter gets back up. Means takes top position right before the round ends and lands a couple of knees. Now that was a round.

Round 3: Alexandre Jr. looks to be more tired of the two. Means continues to move forward and lands some more kicks. Means lands a couple of knees. Alexandre Jr. counters with a couple of punches. Means attempts a spinning elbow and gets pushed to the fence. Means breaks free. The American lands yet another left hand. Alexandre Jr. circles away. Neither man is landing much in this round. Means plants a left hook. Alexandre Jr. is exhausted. Final bell sounds.

Tim Means def. Marcio Alexandre Jr. via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Leandro Issa vs. Ulka Sasaki 

Both men chuck leg kicks early on. Issa lands a couple nice lefts and kicks. Issa follows up with a big overhand right and pushes Sasaki to the fence. Issa sweeps Sasaki to the mat. Saskai is working the butterfly guard and eventually scrambles to his feet. Wow. Sasaki throws Issa to the ground but loses position. Issa is working from sidemount and starts hunting for a Kimura. Issa gives it up, and punishes Sasaski with some elbows to the head as he pushes the bantamweight against the fence. Round ends.

Round 2: Sasaski fires an inside kick to the leg to begin the round. Issa is winging hard punches and kicks. Sasaki looks for a head-and-arm throw but gets pushed to the cage. Issa trips him to the mat. The latter is working from sidemount and starts working for a choke. Wow. Sasaki counters with a D’arce and Issa is grimacing. Sasaki gives it up and Issa passes into mount. Sasaki gives up his back and starts eating punches from above. Issa starts working a neck crank and Sasaki taps. Big and impressive win for Issa.

Leandro Issa def. Ulka Sasaki via submission (neck crank) R2, 4:13

Hacran Dias vs. Darren Elkins

Dias fires an overhand right to begin the fight, and plants a left hand not long after. Elkins jumps on a single leg but can’t get Dias down. The two are clinched up against the fence. Dias ends up taking Elkins down after the two scramble for position. Dias is working from the top but hasn’t landed much just yet. Dias moves into full mount briefly but Elkins gets back to his feet. The latter throws a couple of knees as they clinch. Dias goes for a guillotine but loses position. Round ends.

Round 2: Dias finds a home for a leg kick early on. Elkins pushes Dias to the fence. The American is looking for the takedown but can’t get it. Elkins presses forward with shots but gets taken down for his efforts. The Nova Uniao fighter moves into sidemount but Elkins regains guard. The latter pushes his way back to the cage and gets back to his feet. So much for that. Dias sweeps him back to the mat after Elkins telegraphs a knee. Round ends.

Round 3: Dias lands a couple more leg kicks to begin the round. Elkins returns fire with punches. Dias counters with hard shots. Elkins is moving forward, throwing punches, but gets taken down again. Elkins works his way back to his feet but gets tripped to the mat. Elkins slaps on a choke. Wow. Dias had to scramble a bit but gets out. Final bell sounds.

Hacran Dias def. Darren Elkins via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Renato Carneiro  vs. Tom Niinimaki 

Not much going on in the early moments. Carneiro throws a head kick that Niinimaki blocks. The latter wings an overhand right. Carneiro fires off a nice combo. “Moicano” chucks another hard kick that’s blocked. Niinimaki continues to land inside leg kicks. Carneiro catches a kick attempt but doesn’t look for the takedown. Niinimaki tosses another leg kick attempt but stumbles to the mat. Carneiro looks very comfortable in there. Round ends.

Round 2: Carneiro chucks a nice counter right, and then another. “Moicano” follows up with a left. Niinimaki throws a leg kick but Carneiro is landing more often. Carneiro plants a nice right straight as Niinimaki rushes in. “Moicano” lands a left and the fight spills to the ground. Niinimaki works his way back up briefly, but Carneiro takes him back down. Wow. Carneiro throws on a rear-naked-choke and gets the tap-out victory.

Renato Carneiro def. Tom Niinimaki via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 3:30

Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Igor Pokrajac 

De Lima fires off a couple of shots and pushes Pokrajac to the fence.De Lima throws a couple of punches from the clinch. Referee separates them. Wow. De Lima floors Pokrajac with a left hook in the ensuing striking exchange and swarms in with follow up punches. Fight gets called, but perhaps a wee bit prematurely.

Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Igor Pokrajac via TKO (punches) R1, 1:59

ufc 182

We are getting closer and closer to UFC 182, as the promotion recently released an extended preview for the card.

Highlighted by the main event between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and unbeaten challenger Daniel Cormier, the card will take place January 3 from Las Vegas.

Other scheduled bouts include Donald Cerrone-Myles Jury, Nate Marquardt-Brad Tavares and Hector Lombard-Josh Burkman.

Check out the extended preview in the video below, along with the current lineup for the night:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones (c) vs. Daniel Cormier

Lightweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury

Middleweight: Nate Marquardt vs. Brad Tavares

Flyweight: Louis Gaudinot vs. Kyoji Horiguchi

Welterweight: Hector Lombard vs. Josh Burkman


Lightweight: Danny Castillo vs. Paul Felder

Bantamweight: Marcus Brimage vs. Cody Garbrandt

Heavyweight: Shawn Jordan vs. Jared Cannonier

Lightweight: Evan Dunham vs. Rodrigo Damm

Welterweight: Mats Nilsson vs. Omari Akhmedov

rousimar palhares

Rousimar Palhares’ decision to keep a submission locked up on Mike Pierce after the bell sounded cost him his career in the UFC.

Now, as the reigning World Series of Fighting welterweight champion, Palhares continues to hear complaints about his submission locks.

Over the weekend, Palahres (17-6) forced Jon Fitch to tap to a kneebar. However, many believe he left the hold locked in too long once again, an idea that the Brazilian says is not true.

“I still have to deal with those critics, but I don’t understand why people try to humiliate me like that,” said Palhares, in an interview with “I just go inside the cage to try to be the best I can be. I don’t hold submissions.”

Palhares pointed to others, such as Ronda Rousey, who continually earn fights via submissions.

“In this sport, you won’t survive if you don’t lock the position really tight,” he said. “I believe I did what I should have done to win. I didn’t do anything wrong.

“They are trying to humiliate me because I submit people, or for other reasons I don’t know.”

All three of Palhares’ recent submission wins have come within the first two minutes of the opening round. Overall, 14 of his 17 career wins have been submissions.

You can see highlights of Palhares-Fitch on FightLine in our Videos section.

quinton rampage jackson

The itch to compete has returned for former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

While many have questioned whether or not the 36-year-old can still fight at the highest level, it appears as if he wants to give it a shot.

I'm ready to get back in the cage again..I never thought I would say this but I miss training.

A photo posted by Quinton Jackson (@rampage4real) on

Jackson (35-11) has won each of his last three, including a May decision victory over Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal that won him a Bellator tournament title. Jackson, who has split his time between MMA and filming roles for movies and television over the past few years, left the UFC for Bellator in 2013.

ufc on fox 13

Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC on FOX 13: Dos Santos vs. Miocic.

Tonight’s card comes to us live from the U.S. Airways Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Action airs on UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1 and FOX, including a main event between heavyweights Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic.

Other main card bouts feature Nate Diaz vs. Rafael dos Anjos, Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione vs. Gabriel Gonzaga.

Follow our live round-by-round coverage of all the action beginning with the prelims at 3:30 p.m. ET. The main card starts at 8 p.m. ET. Share your thoughts and opinions on the action with reporter Dana Becker on Twitter.

Now, on to the fights.


Ian Entwistle vs. Anthony Birchak

We open action with the first of two straight bantamweight bouts, as Ian Entwistle (8-2) faces off against Anthony Birchak (11-1). All eight of Entwistle’s wins have been first round finishes and he is 4-1 in his last five; Birchak is making his debut in his home state.

Round 1: Birchak comes right out and takes the center of the Octagon, landing a straight shot that drops Entwistle. He clinches and scores with a takedown, bringing the fight to the ground seconds in. Entwistle has his right leg and is rolling, working for a heel hook. Birchak is pounding on him, but his ankle is still caught. Entwistle squeezes and this one is all over.

Ian Entwistle def. Anthony Birchak via submission (heel hook) at 1:04 of Round 1

Henry Cejudo vs. Dustin Kimura

A former U.S. Olympic gold medalist makes his UFC debut, as Henry Cejudo (6-0) battles Dustin Kimura (11-2). Cejudo won gold in wrestling and was expected to make his initial Octagon fight earlier this year at flyweight, but issues with his weight cut forced him out. Kimura owns nine submission wins to his credit.

Round 1: Cejudo using his striking in the early going, pushing forward. He lands a nice left and a kick to the body. Another huge left from Cejudo connects, and he is getting off first. Two minutes in and no takedown attempts for “The Messenger.” Cejudo catches him with a right and drops Kimura. He pounces, postures up and is hammering down with big-time rights. That’s enough inside the guard and they stand. And again Cejudo connects, as he bites down on his mouthpiece and goes to battle. Four minutes in and he is plus-22 in strikes landed. A combo from Cejudo lands flush to conclude a strong round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cejudo

Round 2: Cejudo’s corner asked him to stop pushing forward and he’s doing that so far, catching a kick and firing off a pair of rights. The right eye of Kimura is damaged and he’s trying to cover it up, opening him for kicks to the body. Picture-perfect right from Cejudo, who is picking Kimura apart. Uppercut and several lefts and rights from the Olympic champion. He leads total strikes landed 48-10 through eight minutes of action. Left hook followed up by a right to the body. Each Cejudo strike just looks devastating, while Kimura’s only been able to barely land. The left eye is now damaged, and the body is taking more punishment as we go under a minute.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cejudo

Round 3: Just perfect striking for Cejudo continues here through the early portion of the final round. Despite being 6-0, this would easily be the biggest win of Cejudo’s career, and he’s looked better than ever in doing it. Two knees and three strikes all land in a span of an attack for Cejudo. He continues to go to the body just as much as the head, really mixing levels and keeping Kimura off-balance. As we head under two minutes, Kimura finally shows some offense, pushing forward and putting everything he has into each strike. Flying knee by Kimura is caught, and Cejudo unloads with knees to the body.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cejudo

Henry Cejudo def. Dustin Kimura via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

David Michaud vs. Garett Whiteley

We wrap up the Fight Pass prelims with lightweight action, as David Michaud (7-1) meets Garett Whiteley (7-2). Michaud was on The Ultimate Fighter previously.

Round 1: Michaud quickly takes control of the Octagon, as he is fighting out of The MMA Lab from Arizona. He’s a training partner of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and others at the gym. Whiteley appears to have landed a shot, as the left eye of Michaud is already damaged and looks to be swelling. Body shot by Michaud and they clinch, quickly separating. They exchange, and Michaud gets the better of it, busting open the face of Whiteley. Michaud has him in trouble as we go under a minute, landing a combo and a knee. He’s on top, working to gain a better position.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Michaud

Round 2: Whiteley knocks him down, but Michaud quickly storms back with his own takedown, advancing to side control. Whiteley is peppering him with elbows, breaking open a large cut that is forcing a lot of blood from the face of Michaud. Great offense from the bottom by Whiteley, and now good defense, as he isn’t taking any damage. Michaud slips out of the guard, briefly works to the back, moves to side control and again to the back as we go under 30 seconds. He’s got his hooks in and is looking for a choke, but fails.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Whiteley

Round 3: Despite the cut allowing for a lot of blood loss, it isn’t overly huge and will not stop the fight. We go to a third, with both men damaged. Whiteley lands first, and Michaud answers right back. Michaud trying to find that second wind, but it’s Whiteley who gets off with a kick to the body, another. Takedown off a single-leg by Michaud with two minutes to go. This position, though, is where he was hurt badly in the second by elbows. No real damage done by Michaud and the ref stands them up, only for Whiteley to get taken down immediately for a fourth time.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Michaud

David Michaud def. Garett Whiteley via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

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