UFC Fight Night 19 took place earlier this evening at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
In the night’s main event, Nate Diaz looked to get back on the winning track against Melvin Guillard.
Roger Huerta may have fought his last fight in the UFC (at least for now) when he took on undefeated Gray Maynard.
Former WEC welterweight champ Carlos Condit looked for his first win inside in the Octagon.
Nate Quarry and Tim Credeur met in a middleweight battle.
Results, thoughts, bonuses and live gate (when available) after the jump.
- Nate Diaz defeats Melvin Guillard via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round Two
- Gray Maynard defeats Roger Huerta via Split Decision
- Carlos Condit defeats Jake Ellenberger via Split Decision
- Nate Quarry defeats Tim Credeur via Unanimous Decision
- Brian Stann defeats Steve Cantwell via Unanimous Decision
- Mike Pyle defeats Chris Wilson via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round Three
- CB Dollaway defeats Jay Silva via Unanimous Decision
- Jeremy Stephens defeats Justin Buchholz via TKO (Cut) in Round One
- Mike Pierce defeats Brock Larson via Unanimous Decision
- Ryan Jensen defeats Steve Steinbeiss via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round One
- Sam Stout vs. Phillipe Nover canceled
Tim Credeur vs. Nate Quarry: Creder-Quarry started out slow, but once it got going, man, was it good. Both fighters had their moments. Credeur rocked Quarry in the first round and nearly ended it with a rear-naked choke. Quarry somehow survived, came out in the second, took a barrage of punches before landing a huge shot of his own sending Credeur to the mat. Quarry owned the rest of the second working his gn’p. The fight was pretty good up until that point but got even better in the third. Both came out swinging with Credeur landing a flurry of shots. Quarry appeared to be in trouble once again, then pulled another huge right hand out of his ass sending Tim to his. At one point, they stood toe-to-toe slugging it out reminiscent of Griffin-Bonnar. Great fight. Quarry may have won, but Credeur is by no means going home a loser. Definite fight of the night material.
Carlos Condit vs. Jake Ellenberger: Another great fight. How tough is Carlos Condit? Ellenberger rocked him two, maybe three times, in the first. It seemed like it could end at any second, but if you’ve followed Condit in the WEC, you know it takes more than a few clean shots to put him away. It was a close fight from there on out with both fighters having their moments. Condit gets the split decision, but like Credeur, it’s hard to call Ellenberger a loser in this one.
Roger Huerta vs. Gray Maynard: Huerta-Maynard wasn’t as awesome as the first two, but still pretty good nonetheless. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen Huerta in the cage, and it appeared all that time away locked in the gym helped him develop into a better fighter, a more technical one. The first two round took place on the feet. I though Huerta took round one (two judges disagreed) with a barrage of strikes that seemed to rock Maynard. Maynard looked a lot better in the second taking the round on at least two of the judges’ scorecards. Round three was all Maynard though when he finally decided to use his wrestling. He even had Huerta in a nasty looking kimura at one point. Who only knows how Huerta didn’t tap or have his shoulder torn apart. In the end though, Maynard earns the win and Huerta’s future is in question. Maybe an impressive victory would have given him enough leverage to convince Roger to stay? Who knows, but if Huerta decides acting is where his future lies, I wish him the best of luck. If not, I’d love to see him fight again too.
Nate Diaz vs. Melvin Guillard: No surprises here, Nate Diaz took a small beating before eventually finding his submission. Guillard was clearly the superior fighter on the feet. He inflicted all the damage as Nate’s offense appeared to be pretty ineffective. Guillard couldn’t afford to get too comfortable though because Diaz is never out of a fight with his jiu-jitsu, which is exactly what he proved in the middle of the second. Guillard tried playing a little possum attempting to catch Diaz with a straight right as he came in. That turned into a Guillard takedown, but Nate quickly snatched up Melvin’s head and put him in a tight guillotine. Guillard like he’s done in nearly all of his losses tapped out snapping Nate’s losing streak.
Submission of the Night: Nate Diaz
Knockout of the Night: Jeremy Stephens
Fight of the Night: Nate Quarry and Tim Credeur ($30,000 each)
Bonus info via MMA Junkie
Live Gate & Attendance
Live gate: $650,000
Live gate via MMA Torch