UFC on FX 4 takes place later tonight at Revel Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey and airs live on FX at 9pm ET/6pm PT. The FX broadcast will be preceded by prelimary card on FUEL TV at 6pm ET/3pm PT, and on Facebook at 5pm ET/2pm PT.
In the main event, lightweights Clay Guida and Gray Maynard square off in a five round war.
Sam Stout and Spencer Fisher meet for the third and likely final time, inside the octagon.
Welterweights Brian Ebersole and TJ Waldburger goe at it in what’s likely to be an exciting grappling heavy bout.
And lastly, Ross Pearson makes the drop to featherweight to take on Cub Swanson.
Results and recap after the jump.
- Gray Maynard def. Clay Guida via Split Decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
- Sam Stout def. Spencer Fisher via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Brian Ebersole def. TJ Waldburger via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Cub Swanson def. Ross Pearson via TKO (Punches) at 4:14 of Round Two
- Ricardo Lamas def. Hatsu Hioki via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Ramsey Nijem def. CJ Keith via TKO (Punches) at 2:29 of Round One
- Rick Story def. Brock Jardine via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Steven Siler def. Joey Gambino via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:47 of Round One
- Chris Camozzi def. Nick Catone via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 1:51 of Round Three
- Matt Brown def. Luis Ramos via TKO (Punches and Uppercuts) at 4:20 of Round Two
- Dan Miller def. Ricardo Funch via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:12 of Round Three
- Ken Stone def. Dustin Pague via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Clay Guida vs Gray Maynard: Everybody hated the first 18 minutes of this fight. Clay Guida used his relentless pace and movement to do nothing but frustrate Maynard, and he did so easily. The former title challenger was visibly flustered by the elusiveness of Guida, but in the fourth round, he decided that enough was enough. Maynard won the fans over as he walked through Guida’s punches, imploring him to hit him on the chin. Guida obliged, and found no success. He attempted a takedown, and was nearly choked out. The Benny Hill-esque shenanigans were hardly over though, as Guida’s blatant running prompted a warning from referee Dan Mirgliotta. In the final round, Gray was able to control Guida more, but it was too little too late, and the judge’s scorecards became a necessity. After 25 minutes of (in)action, the judges scored this bout 48-47, 47-48, and 48-47 for Gray Maynard.
Spencer Fisher vs Sam Stout: The young lion took old the old wolf. In their third and final meeting, a declining Spencer Fisher fell short to a surging Sam Stout. Stout used his wrestling and striking to dictate the pace and position of the fight, and although Fisher did his best to come back, he was just simply outclassed. All three judges gave it to the Canadian with scores of 30-27.
Brian Ebersole vs TJ Waldburger: Brian Ebersole is the master of grappling defense. Despite about half of his losses coming via submission, Ebersole defended some nasty submission attempts by Waldburger, and made Waldburger pay for his troubles. As the fight wore on, Waldburger wore out, and Ebersole made use of his heavy ground and pound to survive some scary moments and take home the unanimous decision with scores of 29-28 across the board.
Ross Pearson vs Cub Swanson: Cub Swanson gave Pearson a rude awakening if he thought dropping to featherweight would reignite his faltered career. While Pearson proved the more technical striker, Swanson took more risks, using some fantastic Capoeira kicks and mixing up his punches, knees, and kicks. After a very fast-paced first round, Swanson began to let loose, and before the close of the second round, Pearson came forward and ate a couple straight punches from Swanson, which dropped him, and prompted the referee to step in. The TKO stoppage came at 4:14 of the second round.
Hatsu Hioki vs Ricardo Lamas: If a prospect falls on a FUEL TV fight, is anyone there to see it? Hatsu Hioki, who turned down a fight with Jose Aldo, proved what we all already knew: no one is going to beat Jose Aldo. Ricardo Lamas survived some early submission attempts by the Japanese grappling ace, and landed more than a few strikes on him in the process. As the bout wore on, Lamas punished Hioki on the feet, and nearly finished him with several submissions of his own. Not sure if the story is the collapse of Hioki, or the push that Lamas is making for a title shot, but the latter wins a unanimous decision with scores of 29-28 across the board.
Ramsey Nijem vs CJ Keith: Keith claimed that wrestling was the best aspect of his game, but it wasn’t good enough. Despite getting Nijem on the mat, and even briefly having his opponent mounted, Keith found himself on his back, and getting hammered on with violent punches. He had no choice but to turtle up, and that prompted the TKO stoppage at 2:29 of the first round.
Rick Story vs Brock Jardine: Rick Story did what Rick Story does. Using his excellent evasive movement to avoid strikes, Story outwrestled Jardine with ease through three rounds. There is really not much else to say, this was all Story from start to finish. 30-27s across the board for Story.
Steven Siler vs Joey Gambino: Joey Gambino was highly-touted coming into this bout, but the hot prospect had a rude welcome to the octagon. After some nasty strikes by Siler cut Gambino open, it all went downhill. Despite a good shot that rocked Siler, “Super” was able to recover, and slip on a high elbow guillotine which forced Gambino to tap at 2:47 of the first round.
Nick Catone vs Chris Camozzi: It wasn’t really the homecoming he had hoped for. Despite being the recipient of much fanfare, and looking very crisp in the first frame, tonight would not be a good night for “The Jersey Devil”. Camozzi stuffed most of Catone’s takedowns, and when he did find himself on his back, he defended very well. As Catone began to fade, Camozzi started to throw big knees and punches, cutting open Catone, and prompting the doctor to stop the bout at 1:51 of the final round.
Matt Brown vs Luis Ramos: It was a matter of who would impose their will and make this their fight. Matt Brown looked to open up and use his brawling striking style to put the hurt on Ramos, while the Brazilian tried to get his foe to the mat. While Ramos fared well when holding Brown against the cage in the first, he tired himself out, and in the second, “The Immortal” took over. Brown started to open up and land vicious punches and elbows, mixing those up with knees. While holding Ramos against the cage, Brown landed several undefended uppercuts, which prompted the referee to wave off the bout at 4:20 of the second round.
Ricardo Funch vs Dan Miller: The bout started close, but when he let loose, it was the Dan Miller show. In the first round, Funch did what he could to hold the submission specialist against the cage and stall the action, and he maybe even won the round. In the second and third however, it was all Miller, as he tried time and time again for his favorite submission, the guillotine choke. His efforts would pay off, as he locked it in late in the final frame, and forced the tap at 3:12.
Ken Stone vs Dustin Pague: The opening bout featured both men opening with a really fun striking exchange. Pague looked better than ever as he threw some serious combinations, while avoiding getting hurt too much by the always powerful Stone. Stone, for his part, avoided the grappling prowess of Pague throughout, and as the fight went on, started to take advantage of his skills. After a very, very close three rounds that could have gone either way, Ken Stone took home a split decision with scores of 29-28, 28-29, and 29-28.