UFC on FX 5 Results: Memorable Quotes and Images from Browne vs. Silva Card
Besides the fan induced "kick his ass, Seabass", UFC on FX 5 produced a variety of memorable quotes and images.
Only three out of the ten fights featured Friday night ended by decision. It was quite possibly the most finished-filled event the UFC has produced in recent memory.
And just in case you missed any of the exciting action, here's the most memorable quotes and images from the Browne vs. Silva fight card.
Jeremy Stephens a No Show
Jeremy Stephens was supposed to compete against Yves Edwards at UFC on FX 5, but unfortunately he was incarcerated for an out-of-state assault charge.
And even though there's no video or verbal evidence of Stephens being at the Targer Center in Minneapolis, MN, Friday night, it was still weighing heavy on the minds of everyone in attendance.
From writers sharing Twitter feeds regarding Dana White's attempted prison break to get him to the arena in time or the fan's look of confusion when Stephens vs. Edwards was simply swiped off the card, nobody missed a beat.
It's a situation that neither the UFC, Stephens, Edwards or the fans wanted to endure. However, when you play chicken with the law, the law always wins.
Darren Uyenoyama Ruins Phil Harris' Debut
After securing a 2nd Round submission over Phil Harris, 32-year-old Darren "BC" Uyenoyama has officially made his case as a legitimate flyweight contender.
It was Uyenoyama's second victory in just as many fights, and with a worthwhile finish over a respectable prospect, it's apparent that he possesses natural finishing instincts.
After the fight, the grappling specialist shed some light on his submission.
"I watched Kenny Florian vs. Joe Stevenson while warming up, and that was classic Kenny"
Diego Nunes Punches His Way Past Bart Palaszewski
In a battle of resilience and ability to eat heavy strikes, Diego "The Gun" Nunes tactically put the pressure on Bart Palaszewski for nearly three-straight rounds.
Nunes had "Bartimus" rocked early and often by utilizing superior speed, power and ferocity.
It was a crucial unanimous-decision victory for the 29-year-old after coming off a defeat to Dennis Siver back in April.
The bout just so happened to capture Fight of the Night honors.
Jacob Volkmann Brings Christmas Home Early
Minnesota's own Jacob Volkmann was in desperate need of a finish.
He had yet to secure one through nine UFC fights. Fortunately for Volkmann, as well as the hometown crowd, he got exactly what he was looking for.
Now while his first-round submission victory over Shane Roller isn't going to boost his divisional positioning too much, the decisive victory enabled "Christmas" to bring early holiday cheer to his homestead.
Volkmann talked about the special occasion post fight.
“It feels great to be able to perform in front of my hometown fans. It was nerve wrecking walking out there when my name was called. Everyone was cheering for me and I didn’t want to let them down. I submitted him and it feels good to get the win.”
Marcusa LeVesseur Escapes Carlo Prater
Despite continuous knees and submission attempts, Marcus LeVesseur was just good enough to escape the formidable Carlo Prater Friday night.
It not only marked LeVesseur's first win in the UFC, but the split-decision victory was something of a homecoming for the Minneapolis, MN, born fighter.
Despite not winning in fashion, the 30-year-old was pleased with the outcome.
"It felt good out there doing my thing in front of my hometown fans. I could hear them in the background cheering me on and I'm appreciative of their support. Carlo was a tough opponent. It was a physical chess game out there but we trained hard for this stuff. I just feel very blessed to get this win."
Mike Pierce Celebrates His Come from Behind KO
After shaking off 1st Round takedowns, uppercuts and lead strikes at the hands of Aaron "A-Train" Simpson, Mike Pierce regrouped and secured a devastating KO early in Round 2.
It was a huge comeback victory for one the more experienced welterweights in the UFC today.
The victory should throw Pierce back into the mix to contend for a spot in the division's top 10.
Here's what he had to say about the surprise victory.
"He had me pretty good there in the first round and landed a few good strikes but I came back. In between rounds they were telling me to press the action and that's what I did. Its been awhile since I had a finish and I wanted a knockout. I'm happy with the win."
Danny Castillo Couldn't Out Last Michael Johnson's Power
Michael Johnson left Danny Castillo motionless on the canvas Friday night after escaping multiple attacks in the 1st Round.
Johnson's 2nd Round knock out was his second finish of his young career.
The victory now puts him within reaching distance of the top-10 lightweights in the division.
He'll be a formidable draw for any opponent unsuitable to handle his top-tier resilience and short-handed power.
Post fight, Johnson's confidence to take down greater talent truly surfaced.
"I doubted it for awhile there. He caught me with a big shot, hats off to him. But my hands got the best of him and I landed a good shot. I wasn't gonna let him get up. I'm trying to be in the top 10. Whoever wants it, come get it."
Justin Edwards Makes Quick Work of Josh Neer
Apparently Justin Edwards didn't get the memo that his bout with Josh Neer was supposed to last longer than 0:45 into the 1st Round.
Edwards arm-in guillotine choke was good enough to win Submission of the Night, and his efforts early in the fight were obviously sufficient in handling a tough competitor like "The Dentist".
However, despite the good outcome, Edwards himself didn't think it was going to end so quickly.
"I thought it was gonna be a very exciting fight, and I thought I was going to push the pace. I didn't think it'd be over so early. I wanted the challenge of Josh Neer, and I got it, and I appreciate the UFC for giving me the opportunity. I have a lot of respect for Josh. I know he baits people for guillotines and defends them well, but he never faced mine. As soon as I had him locked in, I knew."
John Dodson Pulls Out the Magic Against Jussier Formiga
John Dodson's 2nd Round knockout of Jussier Formiga not only ruined the Brazilians UFC debut, but it silenced the Minnesota fan's tyrant boos following a stagnant first round.
The quick victory gave Dodson his second finish in just three UFC fights and consequently supplanted him as the consensus No. 1 contender in the flyweight division.
If Dodson's speed Friday night gave fans any indication as to what he has in store moving forward, his eventual championship showdown opposite Demetrious Johnson could be the most fast-paced battle in Octagon history.
Here's what "The Magician" had to say about the future showdown.
"It's going to be the super-fastest fight you've ever seen. Mighty Mouse' is going to sit there and be just as fast. We're going to be moving around. It's going to be lightning. Please have it on DVR, rewind it and watch it in slow motion."
Jake Ellenberger Leaves Jay Hieron Bloody
With a 2006 loss to Jay Hieron in the back of his mind, Jake "The Juggernaut" Ellenberger proved Friday night that he's still in contention for the UFC welterweight title.
Hieron is by no means an elite fighter in his older days, and Ellenberger's performance was not that special, but a win is a win in today's UFC.
Ellenberger chimed in on his victory and future preparation.
"I was doing a lot of defense and counter training for this fight. Jay's a well-rounded fighter. He is quick, athletic and dangerous. It was hard to come into this fight with a game plan for him. It's back to training for me and finding ways to keep improving and making adjustments to my game. It does feel good though to get this win."
Antonio "Big Foot" Silva Puts His Stamp on the Heavyweight Division
Antonio "Big Foot" Silva has officially arrived to the UFC.
After nearly decapitating top heavyweight prospect Travis Browne in the late minutes of Round 1, it's clear that the Brazilian's debut at UFC 146 opposite No. 1 contender Cain Velasquez was something of a fluke.
Friday night was Silva's true time to shine. The big-footed heavyweight came out cool, calm and collected, picking his punches while Browne threw caution to the wind.
The victory will surely place him back inside the top-10 heavyweights in the division and it's clear-cut proof that his power is nothing to take lightly.
Here's what Silva had to say about his first UFC victory.
"I'm very happy. It's my first win in the UFC. It's the biggest show in the world. I couldn't make a mistake. For me, it was kill or die. And tonight I got a kill."
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