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UFC on FX 4 Results: Reaction for Every Fight

Sean SmithAnalyst IJune 22, 2012

UFC on FX 4 Results: Reaction for Every Fight

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    On Friday night, lightweight contenders Gray Maynard and Clay Guida will return to the cage in hopes of getting back on track after respective losses against Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson. The 155-pound fight will serve as the main event of UFC on FX 4, which will be held at Revel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

    Once the event is underway, Bleacher Report will provide live results below and round-by-round coverage and analysis on the following pages of this slideshow.

     

    Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida

    Maynard defeats Guida by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47).

     

    Sam Stout vs. Spencer Fisher

    Stout defeated Fisher by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

     

    Brian Ebersole vs. T.J. Waldburger

    Ebersole defeated Waldburger by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

     

    Ross Pearson vs. Cub Swanson

    Swanson defeated Pearson by technical knockout (punch) at 4:14 of the second round.

     

    Hatsu Hioki vs. Ricardo Lamas

    Lamas defeated Hioki by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

     

    Ramsey Nijem vs. C.J. Keith

    Nijem defeated Keith by technical knockout (punches) at 2:29 of the first round.

     

    Rick Story vs. Brock Jardine

    Story defeats Jardine by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

     

    Steven Siler vs. Joey Gambino

    Siler defeats Gambino by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:47 of the first round.

     

    Nick Catone vs. Chris Camozzi

    Camozzi defeated Catone by technical knockout (cut) at 1:51 of the third round.

     

    Matt Brown vs. Luis Ramos

    Brown defeated Ramos by technical knockout (knees and elbows) at 4:20 of the second round.

     

    Dan Miller vs. Ricardo Funch

    Miller defeated Funch by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:12 of the third round.

     

    Ken Stone vs. Dustin Pague

    Stone defeated Pague by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).

Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida

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    Round 1

    As per usual, Clay Guida came out with constant head movement and footwork. Guida landed a right hand that cut Gray Maynard early in the opening round, but the pace slowed throughout most of the rest of the round.

    Maynard clearly had trouble timing Guida's unpredictable movement, as he was unable to land anything significant in the entire first stanza. Guida started to land more frequently in the final minute of the round, earning a fairly clear edge on the scorecards.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Guida.

     

    Round 2

    In the second frame, Maynard did a better job of cutting off the cage and being the aggressor. Still, he had a lot of trouble landing on Guida, who was finding a home for his jab.

    After eating a lead right hook, Guida answered with a head kick inside the final minute of a very close round. Maynard was able to control the center of the cage throughout most of the uneventful round, which may give him the slightest of advantages in the judges' minds.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Maynard.

     

    Round 3

    A straight right landed early for Maynard and appeared to stun Guida, who continued to move on the outside and land an infrequent jab. Maynard landed another right hook, but he had a takedown attempt stuffed by Guida.

    Guida looked for a takedown of his own, but Maynard was able to fight it off and keep the fight standing. Maynard chased after Guida with two looping punches, but Guida still backpedaled with glancing jabs.

    After coming up short on a takedown attempt, Maynard landed knees to the body and head of Guida before the end of the round. As the horn sounded, Maynard let Guida know he was not happy about the lack of action in this fight.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Maynard.

     

    Round 4

    The Greg Jackson-trained fighter landed a straight right on Maynard to start the round. However, Maynard rushed forward and lands a knee from the clinch.

    Both fighters landed hooks as Maynard moves forward. Maynard continued walking Guida down and lands a right hook. After landing knees from the clinch, Maynard began trash talking and allowed Maynard to land punches to his face.

    Maynard stuffs a takedown and nearly secured a guillotine choke, but Guida shook his head out of his and finished the round on top.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Maynard.

     

    Round 5

    Guida stunned Maynard with a head kick, but Maynard answered quickly with a right hand. Guida avoids engaging and is warned by referee Dan Miragliotta for stalling.

    With less than two minutes left in the round, Maynard looks for a takedown and gets it along the fence. Maynard lands knees to the thigh and body of Guida, who escapes and eats knees to the head with very little time left on the clock.

    After the fight, Guida looks for a handshake from Maynard, who returns a dirty look.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Maynard (49-46 Maynard).

     

    Maynard defeats Guida by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47).

    While he picked up a win in the UFC on FX 4 main event, Maynard's win over an unassertive Guida won't move him much closer to another shot at the lightweight title. As the aggressor, Maynard fully deserved to win the fight, but he will need a more eventful victory to earn a fight with the likes of Benson Henderson or Frankie Edgar. 

Sam Stout vs. Spencer Fisher

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    Round 1

    In the third fight between these two lightweights, Spencer Fisher looked to use his speed early and found success landing short hooks to the head of Sam Stout, who slowed Fisher's momentum with a takedown midway through the opening round.

    Stout allowed Fisher to stand with less than one minute left in the round, but he quickly took Fisher back to the ground before the round came to an end. Fisher got the better of the striking exchanges, but Stout's late takedowns likely stole the round for him. 

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Stout.

     

    Round 2

    Fisher continued to press forward and land short hooks on the inside throughout most of the second round, but Stout began answering late in the round and secured a takedown with one minute left in the frame.

    Still, most of the round took place with both fighters standing, where Fisher continued to get the better of Stout with his quickness.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Fisher.

     

    Round 3

    A spinning elbow landed for Fisher early in the round. Fisher was also able to stuff a takedown attempt in the opening minute of the final round.

    Fisher blasted Stout with a stiff jab, but his corner felt he needed a knockout heading into this last stanza. As he gave up another takedown with more than two minutes left in the fight, that might have been the case.

    After working his way to his feet, Fisher was taken down once again with one minute remaining in the bout. Fisher pleaded for a stand-up and received a quick one from referee Kevin Munhall, which allowed the fighters to engage in a wild exchange at the fight's end.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Stout (29-28 Stout).

     

    Stout defeated Fisher by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

    With his win over Fisher at UFC on FX 4, Stout took the edge in his this three-fight series. The 28-year-old Canadian can now look to make another climb in the lightweight division, while six-year UFC veteran Fisher adds another classic fight to his resume.

    Fisher has lost three straight fights, so he may have fought inside the Octagon for the final time. If that is the case, it has been a great run for the 36-year-old, who debuted with the UFC in a submission win over a lightweight Thiago Alves in October 2005.

Brian Ebersole vs. T.J. Waldburger

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    Round 1

    Less than one minute into the fight, T.J. Waldburger dropped Brian Ebersole with a short left hook. Waldburger followed Ebersole to the ground and quickly moved to full-mount. Waldburger looked to secure a D'Arce choke, but Ebersole spun out of it and regained his feet.

    Ebersole began rallying back with an elbow in the clinch and a head kick, but Waldburger answered with a straight right to remind the judges that the round belonged to him.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Waldburger.

     

    Round 2

    Walburger dropped down and locked his hands around Ebersole's legs for an early takedown, but Ebersole was able to escape and reverse Waldburger with a double-leg. Ebersole slipped out of an omoplata attempt and landed a few shots before being threatened with an armbar.

    Ebersole escaped the armbar, but he was then forced to defend against a leg lock and triangle choke. Still, the experienced Ebersole avoided all of Waldburger's submission attempts and continued to maintain the top position while landing some heavy shots toward the end of the round.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Ebersole.

     

    Round 3

    After landing a rare cartwheel kick, Ebersole secured an important takedown midway through the final round. Ebersole fought off a triangle choke and nearly took Waldburger's back with one minute left in the fight.

    With superman punch into Waldburger's guard, Ebersole finished the fight strong and appears to have done enough to gain an edge on the scorecards in this competitive grappling match.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Ebersole (29-28 Ebersole).

     

    Ebersole defeated Waldburger by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

    With his win over T.J. Waldburger, Brian Ebersole has won 15 of his past 16 fights and is slowly creeping toward the top of the welterweight ladder. However, he'll need a more decisive victory in order to earn a fight with one of the 170-pound division's top fighters.

    Waldburger has now won three of five UFC fights, with his only losses coming against Ebersole and Johny Hendricks. If the 24-year-old can fill in some small holes in his game, he'll eventually become a contender, but he's still not ready for the division's more experienced fighters. 

Ross Pearson vs. Cub Swanson

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    Round 1

    Shortly after the fight's beginning, Ross Pearson ducked a punch and used his size to slam Cub Swanson to the ground. Swanson used the fence to stand and landed two knees to the head of Pearson on the break.

    Swanson caused Pearson to stumble with a right hook and hit Pearson with a head kick, but the Greg Jackson-trained fighter landed on his back and allowed Pearson to land some shots from the top. Still, Swanson was able to work back to his feet and continue to use his speed to gain an edge over Pearson in the striking department.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Swanson.

     

    Round 2

    After landing some creative strikes early in the frame, Swanson gave up a takedown, but he quickly escaped and began landing his jab. 

    Pearson answered with some uppercuts before catching a kick and taking the fight to the ground midway through the second round. The Englishman landed some shots before Swanson was able to work his way back to his feet.

    As Pearson pressed forward, Swanson landed two short left hooks and a big left hook that sent Pearson falling face-first into the canvas. The referee is forced to stop the fight, as Pearson looks out of it against the fence.

     

    Swanson defeated Pearson by technical knockout (punch) at 4:14 of the second round.

    With his win over Pearson, Swanson has picked up back-to-back victories since his loss against Ricardo Lamas. Now, Swanson could be ready for another shot against an elite featherweight contender.

    For Pearson, the loss was his first at featherweight. While it is a setback after a move that he'd hoped would turn him into a contender, the 27-year-old Pearson has plenty of time to continue improving for another run toward the top of the 145-pound division.

Hatsu Hioki vs. Ricardo Lamas

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    Round 1

    Hatsu Hioki pressed Ricardo Lamas against the fence early and looked for a trip takedown, but Lamas countered and ended up on top. Hioki threatened with a omoplata, but Lamas slammed his way out of the funky position and returned to his feet.

    With less than two minutes left in the opening round, Hioki tripped Lamas to the canvas and landed in side control. As the seconds ticked away, Hioki attempted a kimura, but he ran out of time.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Hioki.

     

    Round 2

    Early in the second round, Lamas stuffed a single-leg takedown and blasted Hioki with a right hand. A second single-leg takedown was successful for Hioki, though.

    Lamas looked for a guillotine choke after being taken to the ground, but he wasn't able to lock it up against the skilled Japanese grappler. With one minute left in the round, Hioki fought off another guillotine choke and finished the stanza on top.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Hioki.

     

    Round 3

    In the final round, Lamas found more success using his quickness to move in and out of range with leg kicks and jabs. Leaping in, Lamas landed a heavy left hook to the body of Hioki.

    After Hioki shot in for a takedown, Lamas secured what appeared to be a very deep guillotine choke, but Hioki somehow found a way to escape the submission and finish the round on top. It certainly wasn't enough for the Japanese fighter to steal the round, though.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Lamas (29-28 Hioki).

     

    Lamas defeated Hioki by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

    Prior to this matchup with Ricardo Lamas was put together, Hatsu Hioki turned down title shot against featherweight champion Jose Aldo. With his loss to Lamas on Friday night, that decision turned out to be a major mistake, as he will now have to put together another winning streak to regain his position as a 145-pound contender.

    Lamas, on the other hand, has won three straight fights since losing to Yuri Alcantara. With this victory, Lamas should now be considered one of the top contenders in the featherweight division and could even have earned himself a title shot with this win.

Ramsey Nijem vs. C.J. Keith

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    Round 1

    Following an early break in the action due to a C.J. Keith knee landing to his groin, Ramsey Nijem looked for a takedown, but it was Keith who ended up on top and in full-mount. Nijem hip escaped and scored a takedown of his own.

    Nijem quickly moved to full-mount himself and began raining down strikes. Unable to escape the position, Keith could not defend himself enough for referee Yves Lavigne to allow the fight to continue. It may have been a bit early, but Lavigne stepped in and called a stop to the bout. 

     

    Nijem defeated Keith by technical knockout (punches) at 2:29 of the first round.

    Since losing to Tony Ferguson in the TUF finals, Nijem has now won two straight fights. The TUF runner-up has a lot of room to improve technique-wise, but the 24-year-old has the potential to be a long-time member of the UFC's lightweight roster.

    The loss was the first of Keith's career, but he'll probably get another shot inside the Octagon. However, as a wrestler, he'll have to be more careful not to give up the top position if he wants to have success at the highest level.

Rick Story vs. Brock Jardine

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    Round 1

    After landing some nice counter-punches on his feet, Rick Story secured a high-crotch takedown two minutes into the fight. Once on the ground, Story quickly took the back of Brock Jardine, who did a solid job a controlling Story's hands and working his way to his feet.

    Jardine landed a solid right hand in the final minute of the round, but it wasn't nearly enough to steal the round on the scorecards.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Story.

     

    Round 2

    Early in the second frame, Story scored another takedown by ducking a punch and shooting through Jardine. Again, Story quickly took Jardine's back, but Jardine was able to escape the position and work back to his feet.

    For a second time in the second round, Jardine swung wildly with his right hand, allowing Story to duck the punch and drag the fight to the ground from his opponent's back. Story allowed Jardine to stand, but not before landing a right hand to the body on the break.

    With 30 seconds left in the stanza, Story scored another high-crotch takedown and finished the round on top of Jardine. 

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Story.

     

    Round 3

    Story ducked another right hook early in the final round and briefly took Jardine to the canvas. On his feet, Story began to look tired, but he dropped Jardine with an elbow along the fence and landed some heavy knees to the thigh before allowing his opponent to stand.

    After stuffing a takedown, the fighters scramble and Story looks for an armbar. Jardine slips out of it and attempts a kneebar, but the fight comes to an end. 

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Story (30-27 Story).

     

    Story defeats Jardine by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

    After losing back-to-back fights against Charlie Brenneman and Martin Kampmann, Rick Story bounced back with a lopsided win over UFC newcomer Brock Jardine. While the win won't put Story in title contention, it is a step in the right direction for the promising 27-year-old.

    In 11 professional fights, Jardine's only losses have now comes against Story and TUF winner Tony Ferguson. This setback isn't what Jardine was hoping for in his UFC debut, but he could still have a bright future in the world's premier MMA organization.

Steven Siler vs. Joey Gambino

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    Round 1

    After both fighters failed to take the fight to the ground, Steven Siler opened up a cut on Joey Gambino's forehead with a knee. Siler looked for a standing guilltine, but Gambino escaped and wobbled Siler with a right hook.

    Siler immediately recovered with a successful takedown. Once on the ground, Siler quickly moved to mount and looked to lock up a guillotine choke. Once he secured it, Gambino tapped in short order and suffered his first UFC loss in his first UFC fight. 

     

    Siler defeats Gambino by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:47 of the first round.

    Since appearing on TUF, Siler has gone undefeated in three official UFC fights. The 25-year-old continues getting better and appears to have immense potential. After handing Gambino the first loss of his MMA career, Siler could be ready for a big step up in competition.

Nick Catone vs. Chris Camozzi

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    Round 1

    Fighting for the first time in more than one year, Nick Catone feinted a takedown attempt and hit Chris Camozzi with an uppercut early in the opening round. Camozzi slipped a right hand and landed a flying knee to regain the momentum, though.

    After Camozzi seemed to be taking control by using his length to keep the fight at his range, Catone scored a late single-leg takedown that might have stolen him the round on the scorecards.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Catone.

     

    Round 2

    Camozzi opened the second round with a nice combination and continued to utilize his jab to keep distance. Again, Catone was able to secure a late takedown in a fairly close round, though.  

    Still, most of the frame took place standing, where Camozzi opened up a much more decisive edge than he did in the first. While the late takedown wasn't ideal, Camozzi deserved an edge over Catone in the second-round scoring.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Camozzi. 

     

    Round 3

    Early in the final stanza, Camozzi landed a stepping knee to the head of Catone, who began bleeding heavily from above his left eye. A short time after the cut was opened up, referee Dan Miragliotta asked the ringside doctor to take a look at the cut.

    Due to the severity of the wound, it was determined Catone would not be allowed to continue. Miragliotta waved off the fight and named Camozzi the winner.

     

    Camozzi defeated Catone by technical knockout (cut) at 1:51 of the third round.

    Coming off of a one-year layoff, Catone had clearly taken a step back. Prior to his break in competition, Catone had picked up a win over Costa Philippou, who has since become a borderline middleweight contender. Now, Catone has some ground to make up in order to regain his standing in the 185-pound division.

    Since returning from his brief release from the UFC roster, Camozzi has won two of three fights and appears to be hitting his stride. The 25-year-old is continuing to improve with every fight and his reach makes him a tough fighter for any middleweight to stand with.

Matt Brown vs. Luis Ramos

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    Round 1

    Luis Ramos came out aggressive early and looked for takedown. After a struggle, Ramos took Brown down with a body lock, but Brown quickly regained his feet by using the fence to his advantage. 

    Brown began to find his range and landed a solid knee to the body, but Ramos clinched up again and controlled Brown along the fence until the end of the opening stanza.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Ramos.

     

    Round 2

    After defending an early takedown, Brown began taking control of the fight on his feet. After Brown landed a few knees to the body of his opponent, Ramos began to fade, which allowed "The Immortal" to turn up the pace and look for a finish.  

    Brown rocked Ramos with a knee and didn't let off the gas. The four-year UFC veteran continued blasting Ramos with knees from the clinch and stepping elbows. Ramos showed an incredible chin, but the referee was forced to stop the fight after several unanswered shots.

     

    Brown defeated Ramos by technical knockout (knees and elbows) at 4:20 of the second round.

    While the 31-year-old Brown may not be nearing a title shot any time soon, he has won four of his past five fights and could be nearing a fight with a top welterweight opponent. 

    After losing his UFC debut against Erick Silva, Ramos has now lost two straight fights and could be making a quit exit from the world's premier MMA organization.

Dan Miller vs. Ricardo Funch

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    Round 1

    In the first welterweight fight of his career, Dan Miller opened with a heavy body kick and finished a combination with left hook. However, Funch was able to secure a body lock and press Miller against the fence, where he was able to control the AMA Fight Club product for most of the opening round.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Funch.

     

    Round 2

    Miller looked for a takedown, but Funch stuffed it and hurt Miller with elbows against the fence. Shortly after, Miller looked for a standing guillotine, but Funch fought it off and took the fight to the ground with a double-leg takedown.

    After landing some unorthodox elbows to the shin of Miller, Funch ate an upkick and allowed his opponent to work back to his feet. Once again, though, Miller was pressed up against the cage, where he unsuccessfully attempt another guillotine choke near the end of the round.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Funch.

     

    Round 3

    Just as it appeared his first cut to 170 pounds was having an impact on his conditioning, Miller dropped Funch with a counter right hand. After landing some elbows on the ground, Miller allowed Funch to stand.

    Still hurt, Funch had trouble maintaining his feet, but he was eventually able to secure a takedown. After Miller quickly escaped, Funch looked for another takedown, which allowed Miller to secure a guillotine choke and force a tap from Funch.

     

    Miller defeated Funch by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:12 of the third round.

    In what was a very close fight, Miller's late submission may have saved him from a third straight loss. While it wasn't the dominant performance many expected from him in his first fight at welterweight, Miller found a way to pick up a win in his home state of New Jersey.

    With the loss, Funch has lost four of his past five fights. Unable to earn a win in any of his first four fights with the UFC, it seems likely Funch will be released from the organization once again. 

     

Ken Stone vs. Dustin Pague

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    Round 1

    Coming off of a win over Jared Papazian only two weeks ago, Dustin Pague opened his short-notice fight against Ken Stone with heavy leg kicks. As Stone attempted a spinning backfist, Pague ducked and landed a solid combination.

    Midway through the opening round, Stone began finding a home for his jab, but Pague continued landing his leg kicks and backed Stone up with a right hand. After a brief stoppage for an unintentional low blow, Pague wobbled Stone as the final seconds ticked away in the first round.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Pague.

     

    Round 2

    Early in the second frame, Stone looked to switch up his attack with a takedown attempt. Pague stuffed the takedown, but Stone was able to press his opponent's back against the fence and killed about two minutes there by landing knee to the thigh of Pague.

    A spinning backfist landed for Pague after the referee restarted the fighters in the center of the cage, but Stone began landing his jab and lead right hook with frequency. Although it was a close round, Stone was the more active fighter and appeared to earn a slight edge on the scorecards. 

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Stone.

     

    Round 3

    Both fighters landed early in the final round, knowing they very well may need to take the round in order to win the fight. Stone looked to score points by trying to secure the first takedown of the fight, but Pague countered and scored a takedown of his own.

    However, Stone immediately hit a switch and reversed positions. Stone was able to hold the top position for a few minutes before Pague used the fence to work his way to his feet inside the final minute of the fight.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Stone (29-28 Stone).

     

    Stone defeated Pague by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).

    Taking his second fight in a two-week span proved to be a mistake for the 24-year-old Pague, as he faded and came up short on the scorecards. Still, the former TUF participant has showed promise in his first three UFC fights and undoubtedly earned the respect of the UFC brass by taking this fight on short notice.

    Stone, meanwhile, has won two straight fights and can now look to start a climb up the bantamweight ladder. The 135-pound fighters two-fight winning streak comes on the heels of back-to-back knockout losses against Scott Jorgensen and Eddie Wineland.

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