UFC on FX 2 takes place later tonight at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia. The event airs live on FX at 9pm ET/6pm PT. The FX broadcast will be preceded by prelim specials on FUEL TV at 6pm ET/3pm PT and Facebook at 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT.
In the main event, Thiago Alves take on Martin Kampmann in a welterweight bout.
Joseph Benavidez and Yasuhiro Urushitani meet in the semi-finals of the UFC flyweight mini-tournament.
Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall face off in the other semi-final bout of the UFC flyweight mini-tournament.
Court McGee meets Constantinos Philippou in a middleweight match-up.
Results, recap and bonuses after the jump.
- Martin Kampmann def. Thiago Alves via Submission (Guillotine) at 4:12 in Round 3
- Joseph Benavidez def. Yasuhiro Urushitani via TKO (Punches) at :11 in Round 2
- Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall Ruled a DRAW
- Constantinos Philippou def. Court McGee via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- James Te Huna def. Aaron Rosa via TKO (Punches) at 2:08 in Round 1
- Anthony Perosh def. Nick Penner via TKO (Punches) at 4:59 in Round 1
- Steven Siler def. Cole Miller via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Andrew Craig def. Kyle Noke via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- T.J. Waldburger def. Jake Hecht via Submission (Armbar) at :55 in Round 1
- Daniel Pineda def. Mackens Semerzier via Submission (Armbar) at 2:05 in Round 1
- Shawn Jordan def. Oli Thompson via TKO (Punches) at 1:07 in Round 2
Daniel Pineda vs. Mackens Semerzier: Pineda came forward without the slightest care in regards to Semerzier’s varied striking, and after taking an inadvertent shin to the junk, it was soon apparent why Pineda wielded such confidence. First, he dropped the WEC vet with a short left, then slid into mount and slipped on a triangle. Semerzier resisted, so Pineda transitioned to an armbar, forcing the tap out at 2:05 of Round 1.
Jake Hecht vs. T.J. Waldburger: In a short but sweet affair, Waldburger nailed a takedown, Hecht tried to scramble away but left an arm, and Waldburger transitioned smoothly into an armbar. No fuss, no muss. The tap came at :55 of Round 1.
Andrew Craig vs. Kyle Noke: As one of the designated local stars, Aussie Noke swarmed all over Craig for the first two minutes of Round 1, forcing the American to fend off all manner of ill-conceived rear naked choke attempts. The rest of the round was spent on the feet, with Noke wary of Craig’s counterpunching skills whenever they traded. Two flubbed takedown attempts in the second saw Noke taking a beating on the bottom, a beating that resulted in the Aussie looking much worse for the wear. Noke got a few good licks in the final frame, however, it paled in comparison to the face-punching and ground and pound Craig visited upon him, and the American took the unanimous decision after time expired.
Cole Miller vs. Steven Siler: It took a bit to establish himself and find his range, but Siler really took it to Miller, going kick for kick and punch for punch on the rangier fighter until eventually his strikes were finding their mark more and more. Things evened out a little in the second round, as Miller scored with an uppercut out of nowhere and some punches in bunches. Still, Siler kept up the onslaught, and continued dinging Miller liberally until the waning seconds of the third round. Siler took the unanimous decision.
Nick Penner vs. Anthony Perosh: It was the farthest thing from pretty, but Aussie jiu-jitsu specialist Perosh got the job done. Clumsily trading punches with Penner, Perosh wasted no time opening up a cut under the Canadian’s eye before seeking his fortunes on the ground. Penner resisted, though, so it took some time before Perosh could find the advantage – an advantage which manifested itself as punches raining down from the mount. The referee jumped in right at the bell, giving the hometeam the win at 4:59 of Round 1.
Aaron Rosa vs. James Te Huna: Te Huna, a killer Kiwi with short punches from Hell, set out headhunting against the taller Rosa, and after a brief moment of hugging against the fence, he began landing power shot after power shot. Rosa struggled to move his face out of the way, but eventually he crumbled, and the finishing touches Te Huna delivered on the ground had the ref jumping in at 2:08 of Round 1.
Court McGee vs. Constantinos Philippou: Like two gunfighters in a showdown, McGee and Philippou drew on each other and blazed away – McGee with a well-timed left, Philippou with a hard right cross and an uppercut. Round 1 was pretty even in terms of scoring, but when McGee began going for fruitless takedowns in the second, Philippou really started to bang him up. As per his usual, the TUF winner came on stronger in the final round as his opponent faded; however, it was too little too late, and Philippou took the unanimous decision.
Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall: In the first flyweight bout to ever occur in the Octagon, Johnson sought to employ his lightning-quick kicks and punches while McCall fired off fewer but harder strikes and intermittently mixed in superior wrestling. The story of Round 1 was “Uncle Creepy” putting Johnson down and “Mighty Mouse” finding his way back up. Round 2, meanwhile, had Johnson racking up the points on the feet – a momentum shift that McCall reversed in Round 3 when he got his foe down, back-mounted him, and wailed away. It was in that position that the final bell rang, and when the judges’ scorecards were tallied, Johnson got the very questionable majority decision (much to the chagrin of the crowd). Update: At the post-fight presser, it was announced that the commission tallied the scorecards incorrectly. The bout was supposed to be ruled a DRAW.
Joseph Benavidez vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani: It was all about Benavidez and his steep wrestling advantage, as he was able to dictate the pace against Urushitani and prevent the Shooto champ from finding counterpunching glory. Round 1 had the American bringing the fight to the canvas with a minute and a half left in the round, and the subsequent rear naked choke attempts had Urushitani on the defense. But it was soon over once Round 2 began, as Benavidez smoked the Japanese flyweight with a counter right hand that left Urushitani dazed and confused at the 11-second mark.
Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann: If you had said two years ago that when Alves and Kampmann fought, Kampann would rock the Brazilian on the feet while the hard-hitting Brazilian would return fire with dominance on the ground, I would’ve scoffed. But, miraculously, that’s how the first round of their clash played out. Things reverted from Bizarro World to our world in the second, as Alves pecked away at the Dane with his usual sharp striking that Kampmann seemed to have no answer for. The final round was on track to be more of the same – that is, until Alves stunned Kampmann with a right, shot for a takedown, and fell prey to a guillotine that came out of nowhere. It was all over at 4:12 in Round 3.
Submission of the Night: Martin Kampmann
Knockout of the Night: Joseph Benavidez
Fight of the Night: Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall