UFC Fight Night, Kansas City: Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson vs Wilson Reis. Fight Pass and FOX Prelims, Results and Play by Play.
Alexander Volkov vs. Roy Nelson
Rd 1: For the first time in a long time, Roy Nelson looks for and gets a takedown. He does nothing with it, so the ref stands them up. Volkov tees off on Roy, who is covered up. Roy will throw 1 big overhand right to 3-4 of Volkov’s strikes. 10-9 Volkov.
Rd 2: Roy tries for the takedown again. He leans on Volkov for a solid minute. Volkov breaks and lands a flurry. Roy is clowning and mugging, but he’s getting hit with combos at range whenever Volkov wants. 10-9 Volkov.
Rd 3: A failed Nelson takedown attempt leads to another bunch of strikes eaten. Roy is trying for takedowns or one overhand right. Neither is working for him. Volkov is winning on volume alone. 10-9 Volkov. Unanimous 30-27 x 3 decision for Alexander Volkov.
Patrick Williams vs. Tom DuQuesnoy
Rd 1: DuQuesnoy comes in a -1100 favorite. The first minute sees Williams really muscling the youngster around. Williams winning the exchanges and drops DuQuesnoy. With a minute left, Williams is gassed. Just a matter of time now. DuQuesnoy lands an elbow that knocks Williams out, at the bell. 10-9 Williams. However, this thing is as good as over in round 2.
Rd 2: Williams is dead. A couple elbows and Williams is TKO’d within 30 seconds. Winner by TKO, Tom DuQuesnoy.
Bobby Green vs. Rashid Magomedov
Rd 1: Both guys looking to counter. They are aggressively pursuing each other and going tit for tat. Magomedov cracked Green with his vicious straight left a few times and balance checked him. 10-9 Magomedov.
Rd 2: Green gets punched and calls a timeout, claiming he was poked. Yamasaki lets it slide. Very even round. Like a hard sparring session. 10-10.
Rd 3: Green continues with leg kicks, but can’t seem to find the head of Magomedov. Magomedov is being pretty accurate with his strikes, but his volume is low. 10-9 Magomedov. Judges see it 29-28 x 2, 28-29 for Rashid Magomedov.
Tim Elliott vs. Louis Smolka
Rd 1: Elliott is non-stop. He got no less than 5 takedowns in the round. Smolka just played defense the entire time. What a pest. 10-9 Elliott.
Rd 2: More of the same from both guys. Takedowns, scrambles, submission attempts, reversals. Elliott gets a tight guillotine. Not tight enough, as Smolka survives. 10-9 Elliott.
Rd 3: The scrambles continue. It’s at the point where I’m not sure whose body parts I’m looking at. It literally looks like a dog chasing its tail. Finally, Smolka catches Elliott in a Nort/South sub, but the fight ends. 10-9 Elliott. Judges see it 30-27 x 3 for Tim Elliott.
UFC Fight Pass Prelims
Aljamain Sterling vs. Augusto Mendes
Rd 1: Everything you wanted to happen in this fight, happened in the first round. Beautiful wrestling, scrambles, sweeps… No real damage was done, but Sterling won the round solely on control. 10-9 Sterling.
Rd 2: Everything you didn’t want to happen in this fight, happened in the second round. Mendes just clinched and leaned Sterling up against the fence. Not a lot happened. Finally, when Mendes was exhausted, Sterling went after him with strikes and got the takedown. 10-9 Sterling.
Rd 3: Sterling uses his range and Mendes can’t see what’s coming. There were very long periods of wall and stalls in the round. When they were separated, Sterling was winning on the feet. 10-9 Sterling. Judges see it 30-27 x 3 for Aljamain Sterling.
Devin Clark vs. Jake Collier
Rd 1: Very hard punches and kicks being thrown for the first half of the round. Clark is fine with standing, but he looks like he really wants to get the takedown. Finally, he gets it. Back on the feet, he is starting to set up his takedowns with strikes. 10-10
Rd 2: A lot of clinch fighting to begin the second round. We get our first nut shot of the night, as Collier takes one to the little guys. Collier is content on standing, but Clark keeps initiating the clinch. Collier can’t stop throwing spinning stuff. Clark had two takedowns and doubled up Collier on strikes. 10-9 Clark.
Rd 3: Clark gets the early takedown, but Collier is able to get back to his feet. After a technical error by Collier, Clark winds up on top of Collier. Clark goes from position to position, landing strikes from each of them. 10-9 Clark. Judges see it 30-27 x 2, 30-26 for Devin Clark.
Anthony Smith vs. Andrew Sanchez
Rd 1: Andrew Sanchez gets the early takedown. Smith hits a beautiful sweep and manages to get to half guard. For some reason, the ref stands them up. Back on the feet, Sanchez lands the cleaner strikes. 10-9 Andrew Sanchez.
Rd 2: Sanchez is owning the stand-up again and halfway through the round gets an easy takedown. The last half of the round sees Sanchez pounding away on the floor, with no answer from Smith. 10-8 Sanchez.
Rd 3: Both guys are very tired. Smith is turning it up more, sensing the urgency. He throws a combo and finishes with a head kick. The knee lands on the chin and he follows up with strikes. Winner by devastating KO, Anthony Smith.
Zak Cummings vs. Nathan Coy
Rd 1: The two engage in a firefight. Cummings got the best of Coy on the feet, even dropping him once. Coy finally shot in for a single-leg takedown. Zak countered nicely with a guillotine. Coy went to sleep and the referee just watched. “If he dies, he dies”. Winner, Zak Cummings by guillotine.
Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Ketlen Vieira
Rd 1: Decent back and forth between the ladies in round one. It was too even to call and I couldn’t really give the edge to either woman. 10-10.
Rd 2: Vieira got a takedown and seemed to be getting the better of the striking exchanges. It looks like Vieira is in a fight and Evans-Smith is sparring. Vieira 10-9
Rd 3: Vieira is still being the busier of the two fighters. AES found success at the beginning of the round, but showed no real urgency. 10-9 Vieira. This will probably be 30-27 for Vieira. Judges see it 29-28 x 2, 30-27 for Ketlen Vieira.