UFC Fight Night 24 took place earlier this evening at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.
In the main event, Phil Davis looked to jump “in the mix” in the light heavyweight division by getting a win over PRIDE veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
In the co-main event, Anthony Johnson returned from a long layoff against hard-hitting Dan Hardy.
Amir Sadollah took on DaMarques Johnson in a welterweight match-up.
Leonard Garcia and The Korean Zombie met for part two of their epic slugfest from WEC 48.
Note: Preliminary results will be updated as they’re broadcast or after the event to avoid any spoilers.
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Results, recap and bonuses after the jump.
- Phil Davis defeats Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Anthony Johnson defeats Dan Hardy via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Amir Sadollah defeats DaMarques Johnson via TKO (Punches) at 3:27 in Round 2
- Chan Sung Jung defeats Leonard Garcia via Submission (Twister) at 4:59 in Round 2
- Mackens Semerzier defeats Alex Caceres via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:18 in Round 1
- Mike Russow defeats Jon Madsen via TKO (Doctor’s stoppage – eye) at 5:00 after Round 2
- John Hathaway defeats Kris McCray via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Michael McDonald defeats Edwin Figueroa via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Christian Morecraft defeats Sean McCorkle via Submission (Standing Guillotine Choke) at 4:10 in Round 2
- Aaron Simpson defeats Mario Miranda via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
- Johny Hendricks defeats T.J. Waldburger via TKO (Punches) at 1:35 in Round 1
- Nik Lentz defeats Waylon Lowe via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:24 in Round 3
Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung: If their first meeting was a slobberknocker for the ages, then the Korean Zombie and Leonard Garcia’s second outing on the dance floor was measured – and for Chan Sung Jung, infinitely more technical. Refusing to play Garcia’s brawling game, Jung instead picked and chose his strikes, and at the ends of both Rounds 1 and 2, took Garcia into the deep waters with some grappling dominance. The end came in the final moments of the second frame, when the beloved undead fighter took Garcia’s back and torqued the American’s hips and spine with Eddie Bravo’s infamous “Twister” submission. Garcia tapped with one second left in the round.
DaMarques Johnson vs. Amir Sadollah: Credit goes to DaMarques Johnson for taking the bout with only two weeks notice, but for his pairing against TUF winner Amir Sadollah, he was on the wrong end of the face-punching party pretty much throughout their fight. In the first round, DeMarques at least had enough gas to give almost as good as the Muay Thai specialist gave. Unfortunately, it was all downhill for the TUF runner-up in Round 2, and the final sequence saw Sadollah tie him up with a “gift wrap” and rain down punches on his ill-defended head without mercy. Referee Mario Yamasaki had enough at 3:27 of the round, and stepped in to waive the bout off.
Dan Hardy vs. Anthony Johnson: Apparently, after going the distance with Georges St. Pierre and getting dominated on the ground, Dan Hardy felt that practicing kimuras would serve him better than learning wrestling. And it showed in his bout against Anthony Johnson. Though far from the competitive striking battle all had hoped for, it was still a blowout in favor of the American, with Johnson taking the Brit down repeatedly and pounding on him throughout. Hardy’s only answer was repeated kimura attempts that got him no where. It wasn’t exciting, but “Rumble” got the job done, and took the unanimous decision when time ran out.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Phil Davis: It took about a round and a half for Phil Davis to turn his bout against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira into the wrestling match he was looking for, but once he did, the four-time All-American settled into top position and punished the Brazilian legend almost nonstop. “Lil’ Nog” had his moments, though – mostly in the first round, when he stuffed every takedown attempt with uncanny ease and did his best to stalk the young buck around the cage. Unfortunately, once Davis made the necessary adjustments, Nogueira was as good as on his back whenever the wrestler wanted it. It went the distance, and there was no arguing the unanimous decision the judges awarded to “Mr. Wonderful”.
Submission of the Night: Chan Sung Jung
Knockout of the Night: Johny Hendricks
Fight of the Night: Michael McDonald & Edwin Figueroa