UFC Fight Night 28 Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights
Put UFC Fight Night 28 into the books. The mid-week fight card ended with a bang when Glover Teixeira scored a crushing knockout over Ryan Bader in the night's main event.
But more than just the card itself, tonight's main event marked the end of a three-card run that spanned just eight days. It's time to catch your breath before the Octagon is back in use this September 21.
Check out the quick results below for a recap of UFC Fight Night 28, or scroll down for a play-by-play synopsis of each bout.
UFC Fight Night 28 Main Card on Fox Sports 1 (7 p.m. ET)
- Glover Teixeira def. Ryan Bader, TKO (Round 1, 2:55)
- Ronaldo Souza def. Yushin Okami, TKO (Round 1, 2:47)
- Joseph Benavidez def. Jussier da Silva, TKO (Round 1, 3:07)
- Piotr Hallmann def. Francisco Trinaldo, submission (Round 2, 3:50)
- Rafael Natal def. Tor Troeng, unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
- Ali Bagautinov def. Marcos Vinicius, knockout (Round 3, 3:28)
Fox Sports 1 Prelims (5 p.m. ET)
- Edimilson Souza def. Felipe Arantes, split-decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Lucas Martins def. Ramiro Hernandez, submission (Round 1, 1:10)
- Elias Silverio def. Joao Zeferino, unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Ivan Jorge def. Keith Wisniewski, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Facebook Prelims (4:30 p.m. ET)
- Sean Spencer def. Yuri Villefort, split-decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)Spencer
Well folks, that's a wrap. The third UFC card in eight days goes into the books.
There was a lot to like from this card, including a handful of competitive fights and some nice finishes, especially on the main card.
Hope you enjoyed the fights.
Thanks for following along with Bleacher Report's UFC Fight Night 28 blog. Enjoy The Ultimate Fighter, and we'll see you back here on September 21, for UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson.
I teach UFC— Duane Ludwig (@DUANEBANGCOM) September 5, 2013
Awesome. Just awesome.
"This belt is gonna be mine. Doesn't matter if it's Jon Jones or Alex Gustafsson, it's gonna be mine." -Glover Teixeira, now 5-0 in the UFC— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) September 5, 2013
Holy shit!!!!! What a war!!! I thought Glover was getting KO'd and BOOM!!! Bader looked good— Dana White (@danawhite) September 5, 2013
Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader results: Teixeira def. Bader, TKO (Round 1, 2:55)
It was theorized that Teixeira could potentially earn himself a title shot with a win tonight. Not only did he win, he scored another finish, and in the first round no less.
If Dana White and the UFC brass was on the fence about giving him a title shot, then this should push them over the side.
Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader live play-by-play
Round 1 - Bader with a jab and a shot, the first lands the second is stuff. Teixeira swings wildly and eats a left. Bader drops for a guillotine, but it doesn't take. He's able to stand but eats some punches on the way up. Teixeira scores a takedown and once again punches away on Bader as he gets up.
Bader lands a punch from the clinch as he keeps Teixeira pressed to the fence. Teixeira squeezes for a standing guillotine briefly, but abandons it. The fighters separate and each man lands a solid punch. Bader throws a head-kick but it's blocked. Teixeira answers with one of his own, which is likewise blocked.
Teixeira rushes in and is caught with a big punch. He's hurt, staggering around as Bader closes in to finish the job. Teixeira explodes with a big punch that rocks Bader. Bader is hurt as Teixeira continues to fire away, dropping Bader and following him to the mat.
Teixiera pounds out his opponent, earning the first-round finish.
Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader live play-by-play and results:
Next up is the UFC Fight Night 28 main event, a showdown between Glover Teixeira and Ryan Bader. With a win Teixeira may very well assert himself as the No. 1 contender at 205. From the Bader perspective, a win moves him right back into the picture.
Jacare is just a BJJ guy right???? Hahaha wow— Brian Stann (@BrianStann) September 5, 2013
Yushin Okami vs. Ronaldo Souza results: Souza def. Okami, TKO (Round 1, 2:47)
Well, Souza suddenly looks like a very dangerous man. We know he has the submission, but knocking out Okami is no mean feat. It takes good striking and the power to make it count.
The Brazilian has to be right there in the middle of the middleweight title picture.
Yushin Okami vs. Ronaldo Souza live play-by-play
Round 1 - Jacare gets things started with a body-kick. He then lands another before planting a big right. Okami is eating punches hunched against the cage. Okami was on the ropes there, but he survived and stuffed Jacare's takedown to get a little space.
Okami whiffs on a left hand and Souza stalks forward. The pace has slowed significantly now. Okami pumps a nice one-two. Jacare responds with a massive right hand that fells Okami. The Brazilian pounces and attempts once again to finish Okami.
This time he gets the job done. A TKO win for Jacare.
Yushin Okami vs. Ronaldo Souza live play-by-play and results:
Benavidez made a case for a title shot in the previous fight, now let's see whether Okami or Souza can do the same. It should be a good one.
It's now time for the UFC Fight Night 28 co-main event.
Great work from Benavidez there. Can't help but criticize Yamasaki a bit there, though. Most casual stop of a human mauling ever?— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) September 5, 2013
Pretty much what I was thinking.
WOW!!! Alpha male 17-0 now since Bang Ludwig— Dana White (@danawhite) September 5, 2013
Jussier da Silva vs. Joseph Benavidez results: Benavidez def. da Silva, TKO (Round 1, 3:07)
Benavidez shows us why he was heavily favored over a quality opponent like da Silva, earning the first-round stoppage. Another impressive striking performance from a member of Team Alpha Male. All hale Duane Ludwig!
Jussier da Silva vs. Joseph Benavidez live play-by-play
Round 1 - Benavidez attacks first with a body-kick, but da Silva comes back harder with a right hook. Benavidez lands a leg-kick then adds a right hand as he backs away.
The American is landing some shots now, but da Silva counters with a left hand. Da Silva is finding a home for that counter left. Benavidez lands a left of his own.
Benavidez attacks with a nice combo as he backs da Silva to the edge of the Octagon. He is starting to pick da Silva off now, but eats a spinning back kick.
The fighters each connect with right hands and da Silva looks wobbles. Benavidez attacks and floors da Silva with a knee. The Brazilian is down and Benavidez is hammering away.
That's all she wrote.
Jussier da Silva vs. Joseph Benavidez live play-by-play and results:
Next up is a flyweight fight with some significant title implications. Brazilian Jussier da Silva hopes to defend his home turf against American Joseph Benavidez.
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