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Prelim on UFC Fight Pass at 7:30 p.m. ET:
Welterweight: Yancy Medeiros defeated Sean Spencer by submission (rear naked choke) at 0:49 of round 2.
Prelims on Fox Sports 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET
Lightweight: Drew Dober defeated Jason Gonzalez by knockout (punches) at 1:45 of round 1.
Catchweight (158 lbs.): Nik Lentz defeated Michael McBride by TKO (punches) at 4:17 of round 2.
Middleweight: Brad Tavares defeated Caio Magalhaes by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Bantamweight: Bethe Correia (#11) defeated Jessica Eye (#10) by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Main Card on Pay-Per-View at 10:00 p.m. ET:
The main card opens with the most likely fight of the night candidate...
Strawweight: Jessica Andrade (#6) vs. Joanne Calderwood (#7)
Round 1: Jojo throwing a lot of kicks, but Andrade is catching her with punches. Andrade working for a takedown and gets it. Jojo up and SLAMMED down. Jojo trying to work submissions from guard but is getting passed and smashed. Jojo is able to start to sweep and get up, but leaves her neck out and Andrade grabs an arm-in guillotine in transition for the submission. Incredibly impressive performance.
Official Decision: Jessica Andrade defeated Joanne Calderwood by submission (arm-in guillotine) at 4:38 of round 1.
Bantamweight: Urijah Faber (#2) vs. Jimmie Rivera (#12)
Round 1: Faber is not doing much other than feinting. Well, and getting caught a bit. He may have hurt his right hand. Easy 10-9 score for Jimmie Rivera.
Round 2: Faber kicked Rivera directly in the pills right away but ref Gary Copeland only gave him a warning because it was "in transit." OK then. Rivera badly hurts Faber with a low kick, dropping him, and Faber switches stances when he pops up. Rivera now chewing up Faber's lead leg. There's a huge welt on it when the round ends. A really easy 10-9 for Rivera.
Round 3: More of the same, and Rivera lands a beautiful body-head combo. Another hard low kick, then a nice left hook and Rivera gets poked by Faber. That was blatant, and Gary Copeland should have taken a point given how intentional both of Faber's fouls looked, but he didn't. Rivera landing hard punch combos. Faber looks completely ineffectual. And Rivera admits he can't see out of his right eye after the horn. That's not good. Easy 30-27 decision for Rivera. If we get what we should, this will be Faber's first ever loss in a non-title, three round fight.
Official Decision: Jimmie Rivera defeat Urijah Faber by unanimous decision (30-27 on all three cards)
Yup, it happened. Easily the biggest win of River'a career. Great babyface promo, so to speak, from Rivera after the fight.
Up next, IT'S TIME!
Welterweight: CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall
Mickey Gall out first to Toni Basil's "Mickey." Clearly the criticism got to Dana White…and Rogan says it did! HA! In this moment I realize that "Mickey" is a MUCH better song when you're not watching the goofy low budget video with it.
Punk out to Living Colour's "Cult of Personality" to a huge pop. It's happening, everybody. He's clearly pumped up. And looks REALLY skinny. Hopefully he rehydrated properly.
Round 1: Well, here we go. Gall shoots immediately and gets Punk down. Gall throwing hard ground and pound. He gets the back. Rear naked choke. Punk escapes briefly, Gall gets it again, Punk taps. That was an entirely unnecessary exercise.
Official Decision: Mickey Gall defeated CM Punk by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:14 of round 1.
Punk's face and ear are a mess.
Heavyweight: Fabricio Werdum (#1) vs. Travis Browne (#6)
Round 1: Werdum opens with a flying side kick to the face?!?!? And hits a rolling thunder kick moments later? Browne's finger pops out and he gets a time out?!?!?!?! Werdum beats the hell out of him, knocks him down with a right straight, takes his back, and Browne somehow survives. 10-8 Werdum. A total beating.
Round 2: Browne blocks a wheel kick. Werdum starts taunting, inviting Browne into his guard. Browne doesn't follow, of course. Werdum's output has slowed down a lot, but Browne isn't doing anything, either. Werdum opens up a little more…and Browne pokes him. No time out. Lovely. Another rolling thunder kick, this time Browne ducks. Wheel kick misses, too. 10-9 Werdum, but a really weird round.
Round 3: Both are…conserving their energy. But Werdum is clearly winning the round. Nice combination after I type that and a clinch knee. Browne spams high kicks without much success. I think Werdum just went for a Masa Fuchi dropkick to the knee. Crowd boos as the fight ends. Should be 30-26 Werdum, but the last 2/3rds of the fight didn't live up to the awesome first round.
Werdum makes a "crying" gesture, seemingly at the crowd for booing. Then Browne's coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, approaches him...and Werdum front kicks him? CHAOS. And the ref sends all seconds out of the cage. I can see why Werdum might have gotten into a weird head space in the fight, though, as it should have been stopped in the first when Browne turned away and started talking to the ref.
Official Decision: Fabricio Werdum defeated Travis Browne by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27)
Werdum gives an anti-drunk driving promo. The crowd boos. Then he jokingly throws a low kick at Jorge Gurgle, who's working as the interpreter tonight.
UFC Heavyweight Championship (5 rounds): Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Alistair Overeem (#3)
Overeem out first to the Pride FC theme song and a chorus of boos.
"Till I Die" by Machine Gun Kelly is the entrance music for Stipe because of the Cleveland connection. Huge hometown pop for him.
I picked Stipe, but this is a really closely matched fight.
Round 1: This was as crazy as the first round of the previous fight. Overeem quickly drops Stipe with a straight left and jumps on a guillotine, but Stipe gets out. They trade on the feet and both land bombs, but Overeem starts wilting. Overeem throws a push kick to the leg, they stumble and scramble, Stipe stacks his guard, and puts him out with punches. Crowd goes nuts.
Official decision: Stipe Miocic defeated Alistair Overeem by KO (punches) at 4:27 of round 1.
Stipe leads "O-H/I-O!" chants to open and close his post-match interview. It appears he doesn't remember the knockdown but doesn't know it.
Now Overeem is saying Stipe tapped to the guillotine and the ref missed it, which is why he let up. There's no tap on the replay. Crowd boos. Another camera angle…nope. That was bizarre. If there was a tap there, that would have made one of the craziest nights in recent memory even crazier.