UFC Fight Night 15 took place this evening at The Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska.
Nate Diaz looked to keep his winning streak inside the Octagon alive since winning TUF 5 by taking on Josh Neer.
Another TUF champ, Mac Danzig, took on the always exciting Clay Guida.
Houston Alexander fought to stay in the UFC in front of his hometown crowd against jiu-jitsu specialist Eric Schafer.
Ed Herman and Alan Belcher faced off to get a much a needed win.
Results and wrap-up after the jump.
- Nate Diaz defeats Josh Neer via Split Decision
- Clay Guida defeats Mac Danzig via Unanimous Decision
- Alan Belcher defeats Ed Herman via Split Decision
- Eric Schafer defeats Houston Alexander via Submission (Arm Triangle) in Round One
- Alessio Sakara defeats Joe Vedepo via Knockout (Head Kick) in Round One
- Wilson Gouveia defeats Ryan Jensen via Submission (Armbar) in Round Two
- Joe Lauzon defeats Kyle Bradley via TKO (Strikes) in Round Two
- Jason Brilz defeats Brad Morris via TKO (Strikes) in Round Two
- Mike Massenzio defeats Drew McFedries via Submission (Kimura) in Round One
- Dan Miller defeats Rob Kimmons via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in Round One
What’s up with Spike having the better graphics package than the UFC pay-per-views? You would think the UFC would have improved their PPV event production before Spike improved theirs.
Well, I guess that’s the last we’ll be seeing of Houston Alexander for awhile. Despite the five fight contract extension he just signed, Dana White said this was a must win fight for Houston, and he didn’t get it done. It’s too bad because once you hear his story, it’s hard not to root for him. If we would got into this sport when he was younger, he could have developed into a champion caliber fighter, but unfortunately, time isn’t on his side. If they do let him go, he should be able make a solid payday though with the name he made for himself. He’s an exciting fighter. He’s one of those guys I’d always tune in to see.
Herman and Belcher put on a decent fight. Herman has a hell of chin. He took some solid shots throughout the fight that would have put a lot of fighters on their ass. I’m not sure if Belcher was tired or just being cocky but he seemed like he let the fight get away from him in round three, and it almost cost him the win. That’s two losses in a row for Herman. He almost won but you have to wonder if the UFC is going to keep him around.
You better stop Clay Guida ’cause he’s not gonna quit if you don’t. Not that we didn’t already know it, but that guy is relentless. He had an epic fight with Roger Huerta late last year and was on his way to a win until Huerta caught him with a wicked knee in the third. Danzig couldn’t deliver a similar blow or get a late submission. He ran out of gas and let Guida control the fight in the second and third rounds. Great win for Guida.
The Diaz brothers crack me up. They’re always so angry, and you know it’s real. What I really like about them though is they’re never out of a fight. Like tonight, there were a couple times when Nate looked to be in serious trouble and the next thing you know he gets out of it and puts Neer in trouble. They’re very slick and that’s very entertaining to watch. I don’t know how the one judge gave the fight to Neer. Hell, even Neer was surprised when he heard Buffer announce it. Good win for Nate though. Gotta love him calling out KJ Noons for Nick in the post-fight interview. Good stuff.
Submission of the Night: Wilson Gouveia
Knockout of the Night: Alessio Sakara
Fight of the Night: Nate Diaz & Josh Neer ($30,000 each)
Attendance & Live Gate
Live Gate: $700,000