Carlos Condit made his transition from the WEC to the UFC tonight against Martin Kampmann in the main event.
Ryan Bader returned to the Octagon for the first time since winning TUF 8 against Carmelo Marrero.
Tyson Griffin squared off against Rafael dos Anjos in a lightweight scrap.
Junie Browning looked to shake off his TUF reputation with an impressive performance against Cole Miller.
Results after the jump.
- Martin Kampmann defeats Carlos Condit via Split Decision
- Ryan Bader defeats Carmelo Marrero via Unanimous Decision
- Tyson Griffin defeats Rafael dos Anjos via Unanimous Decision
- Cole Miller defeats Junie Browning via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round One
- Gleison Tibau defeats Jeremy Stephens via Unanimous Decision
- Ricardo Almeida defeats Matt Horwich via Unanimous Decision
- Brock Larson defeats Jesse Sanders via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in Round One
- Tim Credeur defeats Nick Catone via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round Two
- Jorge Rivera defeats Nissen Osterneck via Split Decision
- Rob Kimmons defeats Joe Vedepo via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round One
- Aaron Simpson defeats Tim McKenzie via TKO (Strikes) in Round One
Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann: Pretty good fight. Condit didn’t make quite the impact I expected. He seemingly spent half the fight in guillotines. He got his licks in though, and cut Kampann’s left cheek pretty badly. It wasn’t enough though because he dropped the split decision to Kampmann. Tough loss for Carlos Condit’s introduction to the UFC.
Ryan Bader vs. Carmelo Marrero: Ryan Bader’s first fight out of TUF was dominant, but a little lackluster. He nearly pulled off a sweet armbar in first round, but Marrero was able to hang on and escape. From there, it was all Bader and his wrestling. I wouldn’t mind seeing him face Matt Hamill in the future.
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tyson Griffin: Holy smokes, that was one hell of a leg compression (what Rogan called it) Tyson Griffin escaped in the first round. I really thought the tap was inevitable, but Tyson toughed it out and eventually got out of trouble. At first, it looked like his knee was damaged (Joe Rogan was convinced for awhile), but it seemed to loosen up, and he continued to get the best of dos Anjos on the feet. Unfortunately, Griffin wasn’t able to finish him, but he did get the decision victory.
Mask Tribute: Very cool of the UFC to do that. Heartbreaking to see the empty seat in between SkyScrape and Punkass.
Junie Browning vs. Cole Miller: “Who’s overrated now?” I suppose the answer to that question is Junie Browning, if it was even possible to overrate him. He’s only recently starting training in a pro level camp, and while he seems to have made big strides in his development as a fighter, fact is Junie’s still relatively green. He made a mistake sticking his neck out, and Cole Miller caught him in the guillotine. I’m not a big fan of Junie’s for obvious reasons, so perhaps I’m a little biased, but I seriously hope we don’t see him on the televised card of any UFC event again until he’s earned it in the cage.
Knockout of the Night: Aaron Simpson
Submission of the Night: Rob Kimmons
Fight of the Night: Tyson Griffin & Rafael dos Anjos ($30k each)
Bonus info courtesy of MMA Junkie
Live gate: $626,077
Live gate info courtesy of Cagewriter