UFC 136 Results: Aaron Simpson Def. Eric Schafer by Unanimous Decision
In the second preliminary bout of UFC 136, Aaron "A-Train" Simpson returned to the Octagon to pick up his third victory in a row over Eric "Red" Schafer.
Simpson got off to a quick start by dropping his opponent in the opening minute of the first round. Schafer recovered, but did not make it through the barrage unmarked. His face began to bleed from a cut below his left eye.
The first round continued with Simpson damaging Schafer with right hands, left hooks and brutal body punches. Schafer survived but appeared to be on his way out on more than one occasion. It warranted a 10-8 score.
The second round saw Simpson utilizing his body punches and right hands to damage Schafer even more. He was close to stopping him halfway through the round, but Schafer continued to fight on.
A right hand dropped Schafer in the closing seconds of the round, giving Simpson another warranted 10-8 round.
While not as brutal as the first two rounds, Simpson continued to hit Schafer with right hands flush on the chin in the third and final round. Simpson wobbled Schafer with a left hook late in the round, but it was not enough to put him away.
Official Result: Aaron Simpson defeats Eric Schafer by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)
UFC 136 will be headlined by a UFC lightweight title fight between champion Frankie Edgar and No. 1 contender Gray Maynard. They last fought to a draw at UFC 125. The pay-per-view begins at 9 p.m. ET.
The event will also host a featherweight title fight between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and No. 1 contender Kenny Florian. Aldo comes into the bout off his victory over Mark Hominick while Florian was last seen defeating Diego Nunes in his 145 pound debut.
Other main card bouts include Joe Lauzon vs. Melvin Guillard, Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann and Nam Phan vs. Leonard Garcia.
The Spike TV portion of UFC 136 will be broadcast at 8 p.m. ET. It will feature two bouts, including Demian Maia vs. Jorge Santiago and Anthony Pettis vs. Jeremy Stephens.
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