UFC Fight Night Results: Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva Results and Post Fight Press Conference

UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs Hunt took place December 6, 2013 from Brisbane, Australia. The main event was a heavyweight showdown between MMA veteran Mark Hunt, and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.

UFC Fight Night Brisbane Weigh In

Round 1: Both fighters come to the center and face off. They circle in the center, gauging each other’s timing. Silva throws a light side kick that lands. Hunt starts to feint some light jabs. Silva throws a front kick to Hunt’s body that grazes him slightly. Both men are being extremely cautious during the first minute.

Silva throws another side kick to the leg that lands. Neither man has thrown anything of significance. Hunt throws a jab that is short of the mark, and Bigfoot throws a moderate leg kick that lands. Hunt throws two jabs and rushes Silva with some wild hooks. Silva ducks them and slips to the canvas. Silva recovers and they face off once again.

Silva throws another front kick that lands followed by a right hook that misses. They each circle in the center, still cautious. Silva throws another front kick that misses. Silva throws a high kick that Hunt ducks. Neither Hunt nor Silva appears aggressive, they are very respectful of each other’s power and skills.

Hunt rushes in and throws a left, right hook combo that Silva blocks with his gloves. Both men trade shots and Silva lands a hook that drops Hunt to the canvas. Silva swarms him, and Hunt is able to get back to his feet. Silva maintains the clinch up against the cage and tries to land a knee. Hunt pushes Bigfoot back and they face off again.

They stay in the center and circle each other. Hunt throws a few jabs that Bigfoot blocks. Silva throws a light leg kick that lands. Hunt follows up with a leg kick of his own that grazes Silva. Silva throws another kick, punch combo that slightly lands. They continue measuring each other, neither anxious to force the action.

Hunt rushes in throwing a couple of wild hooks that miss, and Silva tries to land one of his own and misses. Silva gets Hunt against the cage and Hunt reverses the position. They separate and face off once again. The round ends with them facing off near the cage.

Round 2: They face off in the center, once again being cautious. Hunt rushes forward with several hooks but misses. Silva lands a strong leg kick that buckles Hunt. The action seems to pick up so far as both men are attacking more frequently. Silva bolts forward throwing hooks of his own, but misses. Bigfoot throws a spinning back kick that misses.

Hunt keeps pushing forward throwing hooks and jabs, but Silva blocks them with his arms and gloves. Both men continue facing off in the center. They trade more often in this round, each throwing punches and kicks. Hunt lands a solid body kick and Silva returns a leg kick.

The action slows back down slightly, but they continue to trade shots. Silva lands a stinging leg kick that visibly hurts Hunt. Silva swarms him against the cage, but is unable to finish. The round ends with them facing off near the cage.

Round 3: Both men come to the center and Silva throws another leg kick. Hunt gets Silva’s leg and takes him down. Silva is able to get back up and Hunt holds him against the cage. Silva breaks away and they face off. Hunt tries another take down and gets Silva down for a second. Hunt gets him against the cage and Silva breaks away.

Hunt is moving forward while Bigfoot circles on the outside. Hunt rushes in with some wild hooks but misses. They face off briefly and Hunt lands a straight right hand that connects and drops Bigfoot. Hunt jumps into his guard trying to finish. Bigfoot covers his face, and Hunt tries to break through. Hunt lands a couple elbows and a few punches, but not enough to finish.

Bigfoot is blocking just trying to survive while Hunt reigns down punches and elbows. The round ends with Hunt in top position.

Round 4: The meet in the center and Hunt immediately goes on the attack. He throws a few hooks but they all miss. Hunt gets Silva against the cage and holds him there momentarily. They break apart and Silva launches his own attack. He throws several straight punches that miss. Bigfoot goes for a takedown but Hunt defends and turns it around. Hunt gets Silva down against the cage and starts reigning down punches.

Silva is able to get back to his feet and they face off again. They trade shots in the center back and forth. Hunt lands, Bigfoot lands back, and then Silva gets Hunt’s head in the plum and lands a moderate knee to the head. It wobbles Hunt, and Silva comes forward throwing punch after punch.

He backs Hunt against the cage, throwing more punches that land, followed by another knee to the top of the head. Hunt blasts back with two solid left hooks. Hunt tries to get Silva down but Bigfoot ends up in top position. Bigfoot lands two elbows followed by 2 punches. Hunt is trying to survive the onslaught of Silva.

Silva gets into the mounted position and reigns down major ground and pound to Hunt’s face. Hunt’s face is busted open, but he survives to the end of the round.

Round 5: Final round, both fighters are extremely exhausted. They touch gloves in the center and face off. Hunt blasts forward immediately with a solid right hook. Hunt moves forward again with a two punch hook combo that stuns Silva slightly. They each trade shots in the center.

Hunt lands the better of the exchanges, but Silva hangs in there. Bother men are busted up terribly. Hunt moves in again and lands several solid hooks to Silva’s face. Silva returns fire but Hunt is landing more solid punches. Bigfoot lands two strong right hands that force Hunt back into the cage. The two men are duking it out back and forth, and the audience is standing and cheering the whole time.

The fight ends with both men slugging it out against the cage. The audience gives a standing ovation to Bigfoot and Hunt for putting on one of the best heavyweight performances of the year. After deliberating, the judges call the bout a draw. No one is surprised, and everyone is pleased with the decision.

Fight Highlights: Hunt vs Silva

Hunt & Bigfoot Post Fight Interview

Main Card Results:

Shogun Rua wins with an impressive first round knockout of James TeHuna.

Ryan Bader looked impressive as he won a decision victory over Anthony Perosh.

Soa Palelei stopped Pat Barry in impressive fashion in the first round, taking him down and knocking him out in the mounted position.

Clint Hester won a TKO victory over Dylan Andrews, after Andrews was not able to continue in the 3rd round due to an arm injury.

In her UFC debut, Bethe Correia looked impressive, defeating veteran Julie Kedzie by unanimous decision.

UFC Brisbane Post Fight Conference

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Results

The Ultimate Fighter Finale took place on Nov 30, 2013. The main event was a rematch between Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz. This would be the third fight between the two. Diaz winning the first by submission, and Maynard winning the second by unanimous decision.

Round 1: Both fighters come out to the center. Diaz starts the action by landing two straight jabs. Maynard tries to stalk and throws a couple of hard hooks that miss. Maynard gets a hold of Diaz legs and scores a takedown.

Diaz is able to get back up and the two trade jabs in the center. Diaz lands a straight left that stuns Maynard, and Diaz charges him against the cage, landing punches and knees. Diaz hits him with two straight right hooks. Maynard looks to be on queer street as Diaz continues to attack.

Maynard circles away but Diaz stays right with him, throwing punch after punch. Maynard seems to have no answer to stop Diaz attack. Diaz lands a wicked left, right hook combo to the top of Maynard’s head. Maynard looks ready to go at any second.

Maynard circles away and Diaz follows. They face off and Diaz lands two more solid shots that knocks Maynard back into the cage. Diaz follows that up with a strong left hook and right hook. After several more unanswered hooks against the cage, the ref comes in and stops the fight. Nate Diaz defeats Gray Maynard by TKO in round 1.

 

The Ultimate Fighter Finale Post Fight Conference

Nate Diaz Post Fight Interview

In the season finale, the first women’s bantamweight finale featured Julianna Pena vs Jessica Rakoczy.

Round 1: Pena came out and and immediately got a takedown on Rakoczy. After trying to land some ground and pound, Rakoczy was able to get back to her feet, but Pena pounced right back on her, working her back into the cage. Pena holds her there trying to advance her position, and Rakoczy is able to break away. Pena gets her back down to the canvas once again.

She starts landing some ground and pound, while Rakoczy tries to defend. Pena postures up and lands an elbow and a punch. Rakoczy is trying to defend, but Pena is relentless and landing shots like a mad woman. Pena looks like a mad woman possessed. She gets into the full mount position and starts dropping bombs on Rakoczy’s face.

Rakoczy tries to buck out of it using her legs, but Pena is not having it, and continues dropping bombs on Jessica’s face. With only 20 seconds left, Rakoczy rolls back and forth while protecting her face with her arms. She’s not offering any offense, and Pena is relentless at this point, landing shot after shot.

With only seconds left on the clock, the referee steps in and stops the fight. Julianna Pena defeats Jessica Rakoczy by TKO in round 1, and is the first woman to be crowned the Ultimate Fighter.

In the men’s bantamweight finale, Chris Holdsworth took on Davey Grant for the Ultimate Fighter six figure contract.

Round 1: Both fighters come out and meet in the center, touch gloves and face off. Grant starts off with a leg kick to the body as Holdsworth throws a straight jab. Both men circle each other, looking to establish their timing.

Holdsworth throws a wild right hook that misses, and Grant grabs him in a clinch. Holdsworth works him back into the cage. Grant uses his elbow to push Holdsworth’s head back, which is very effective. Holdsworth continues to push forward to keep Grant against the cage.

Holdsworth throws a knee to the body and Grant spins him around to the cage. They each throw a left hook, but Grant lands the cleaner shot. He follows it right up with a right hook and Holdsworth barely dodges it. Holdsworth grabs Grant’s arms and swings him around onto the cage.

Grant pushes off and the two meet back in the center. Holdsworth lands a straight right hand that knocks Grant off his balance. Holdsworth comes forward while Grant circles on the outside. Holdsworth measures grant, then lands a wicked one, two punch combo that stuns Grant.

Holdsworth works Grant back into the cage and works for a takedown. Grant is defending well. Holdsworth throws a knee to the midsection that lands. Grant answers back with a knee of his own, and spins him around.

They trade shots in the center, neither landing anything strong. Holdsworth works Grant back into the cage again, looking for a takedown. Grant defends it well and spins off the cage. Them meet in the center again, and Holdsworth gets him back on the cage. Grant is able to spin it around again. Grant goes for a takedown and ends up on the bottom. The round ends.

Round 2: They meet in the center again and continue where they left off. They stand and trade shots back and forth. Neither one lands anything damaging. Holdsworth lands a wicked head kick but Grant takes it and moves forward. The fight goes to the ground, and Holdsworth takes advantage, getting Grant’s back.

Grant tries to defend, but Holdsworth is on him hard. Holdsworth puts the hooks in and goes for a rear choke. Grant is trying to grab his arms and pull them off, but Holdsworth pretty much has it synced in. Holdsworth locks his arms around Grant’s neck tighter, and seconds later Grant is forced to tapout. The ref separates the two, and Chris Holdsworth defeats Davey Grant by submission in round 2, and is the season 18 Ultimate Fighter winner.

Post Fight Interviews With Pena & Holdsworth

Other Results:

Jessamyn Duke defeats Margaret Morgan by unanimous decision.

Raquel Pennington defeats Roxanne Modafferi by unanimous decision.

UFC 167 Results: Georges St. Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks Results and Post Fight Press Conference

UFC 167 took place on November 16, 2013 from Las Vegas, NV. The main event was a welterweight championship fight between the champion, long time veteran Georges St. Pierre, and the challenger, dynamic up-and-comer Johny Hendricks.

Official UFC 167 Weigh Ins

UFC 167 Post Fight Press Conference

Round 1: Both fighters come out and touch gloves in the center. St. Pierre throws a quick leg kick and jab. Hendricks throws a strong left hand and St. Pierre ducks under and gets a takedown. They both roll and St. Pierre gets a guillotine choke for a split second. Hendricks gets out and they stand in the clinch. They knee each other’s legs repeatedly then Hendricks works GSP over into the cage. After several knee strikes the ref separates them and they restart in the center.

GSP gets a hold of one of Hendricks legs looking for a takedown. Hendricks hits GSP with a couple of strong shots, and GSP works him into the cage. GSP drops down while holding Hendricks up against the cage, getting into a better position for a takedown. Hendricks drops some solid elbows to the side of his head and GSP stands back up. Hendricks is able to flip GSP around and take him down. Hendricks works him against the cage for a moment, then they separate.

GSP starts trying to establish some offense, throwing jabs and kicks. Hendricks rushes forward attempting some strong punches. GSP is able to dodge his attack. GSP throws a head kick that lands slightly on Hendricks head, but he takes it and shakes it off. GSP has some slight swelling above his eye, and the round ends with them in the center.

Round 2: They meet in the center again and touch gloves. GSP immediately starts with a quick jab and leg kick. GSP opens up with several jabs and kicks in a row, while Hendricks constantly moves forward. Hendricks catches GSP with a left that staggers him. Hendricks moves in and lands a solid left, right combo that stuns GSP even more. GSP holds on to Hendricks, giving himself several seconds to recover. The ref separates them briefly to get Hendricks mouthpiece back in. Hendricks swarms GSP again, landing a couple hard punches that wobble GSP again.

Hendricks drops down looking for a takedown. GSP holds onto him enough to recover and break away. They face off once again in the center. The action is back and forth with both fighters throwing and landing punches, kicks, and knees. Hendricks looks unphased with GSP’s striking and he drops his hands and continuously moves forward. GSP face looks a little worn for just the 2nd round.

They continuously trade strikes for the remaining 2 minutes of the round, with neither fighter landing anything too damaging. The round ends with both fighters clinching in the center.

Round 3: They both touch gloves again in the center and continue where they left off in round 2. GSP opens up with a solid jab that he lands over and over. Hendricks counters several times, landing a couple jabs and one or two knees to the body. GSP seems really comfortable with his striking and is landing more frequently between the two. Hendricks is not landing as much, but is constantly throwing counter punches after GSP’s attacks.

Hendricks seems to be the fresher of the two, but GSP is the busier fighter. GSP is landing the jab over and over again, but Hendricks just takes it and walks forward. GSP’s face tells another story as it is all busted up, swelled and bruised. Hendricks seems to have slowed down slightly, but continues throwing shots. Hendricks ducks under one of GSP’s punches and drops down for a takedown. He works GSP back into the cage and holds him there for several seconds. He completes the takedown and gets into top position, landing several hammer fists to GSP’s head. GSP tries to land some punches from the bottom, but they don’t do much damage. GSP holds Hendricks neck trying to control his posture. Hendricks lands a couple more shots, then GSP is able to scramble to his feet with only 10 seconds left. The round ends with Hendricks holding GSP against the cage.

Round 4: They touch in the center once again and they continue the action, with GSP initiating the strikes. He starts throwing the jab, landing it several times. Hendricks circles, ducks, and blocks them, but several still get through. Hendricks rushes forward throwing several hard shots. GSP ducks and his momentum causes him to fall backward. Hendricks gets into top position and tries to establish some ground and pound.

GSP does a good job of defending from the bottom, controlling Hendricks posture. Hendricks still continues to work, landing an elbow and a punch. Hendricks is not doing too much damage from the top position, but continues to work. He throws punches to the body but not hard shots. He finally allows GSP to stand, and GSP’s face is now streaming blood down his face. They circle each other and GSP continues to launch his attack of kicks and jabs.

Hendricks rushes forward several times throwing some hard punches. Most of them miss but a couple land. GSP gets a hold of Hendricks and walks him into the cage. Hendricks immediately reverses it and gets GSP against the cage. Hendricks drops down looking for a takedown. GSP defends, and both men tussle back and forth looking for a takedown. GSP gets Hendricks back against the cage and holds him there briefly. Hendricks lands a knee to the thigh and reverses the position once again. The round ends with Hendricks holding GSP against the cage.

Round 5:  They touch for the final time in the center. GSP immediately opens up with jabs, kicks, and a takedown attempt. GSP works Hendricks up against the cage for a moment, but Hendricks is able to once again reverse it. They separate and GSP throws a high kick and takes Hendricks down. He presses Hendricks back against the cage but Hendricks reverses it yet again.

GSP reverses the position, then seconds later Hendricks reverses it. The ref separates the two and they face off in the center. GSP moves forward throwing kicks and jabs, even though his face is swollen, cut, and bleeding. GSP attempts a strong one, two punch combo, then drops down for a takedown attempt. Hendricks does a good job of defending the takedown, keeping GSP from completing it for several seconds.

GSP continues to work for the takedown with only a minute left in the fight. He holds Hendricks leg in the air, working hard to get a final takedown. GSP is finally able to get Hendricks down and quickly works to try and take his back. Hendricks is able to stand back up and GSP works him back into the cage, still holding his waist. GSP drops down slightly, grabbing Hendricks legs for another takedown. Hendricks is defending well and GSP stands back to his feet. Hendricks is able to grab GSP and reverse the position, putting GSP against the cage. Hendricks drops down looking to get a takedown, but GSP gets one of his arms for a possible submission. With only seconds left in the fight, neither man is able to advance their position, and the round ends.

After deliberating briefly, the judges awarded the decision to GSP. Georges St Pierre defeats Johny Hendricks by unanimous decision and remains the UFC welterweight champion.

Watch The Replay: UFC 167

St Pierre Post Fight Interview

Johny Hendricks Post Fight Interview

Dana White Post Fight Scrum Interview

UFC 167 Main Card Results

Rashad Evans defeats Chael Sonnen by TKO in round 1.

Robbie Lawler defeats Rory Macdonald by unanimous decision.

Tyron Woodley stopped Josh Koscheck by KO in round 1.

Ali Baugautinov won a unanimous decision victory over Tim Elliot.