UFC 159 Results: Live Reaction for Every Fight

Nathan McCarter@McCarterNFeatured ColumnistApril 26, 2013

UFC 159 Results: Live Reaction for Every Fight

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    UFC 159 saw Jon Jones defend his title with ease, Michael Bisping took care of business against Alan Belcher, and Roy Nelson continued his string of knockouts.

    Other than that, it was an uneventful evening.

    Quick Results:

    Jon Jones defeats Chael Sonnen by TKO at 4:33 of the first round

    Michael Bisping defeats Alan Belcher by technical decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

    Roy Nelson defeats Cheick Kongo by KO at 2:03 of the first round

    Phil Davis defeats Vinny Magalhaes by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

    Pat Healy defeats Jim Miller via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:02 of the first round

    Rustam Khabilov defeats Yancy Medeiros by TKO (injury) at 2:32 of the first round

    Ovince St. Preux defeats Gian Villante by majority technical decision (30-28, 30-29, 29-29)

    Sara McMann defeats Sheila Gaff by TKO at 4:06 of the first round

    Bryan Caraway defeats Johnny Bedford via submission (guillotine) at 4:44 of the third round

    Cody McKenzie defeats Leonard Garcia by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

    Steven Siler defeats Kurt Holobaugh by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen

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    Round 1

    Sonnen out immediately. Jones takes Sonnen down. Sonnen landing good punches from the clinch. Jones pushes Sonnen against the fence. Sonnen with a Thai clinch, but Jones puts him back down. Sonnen works back up, but Jones is still attached in the clinch. Jones just misses with a spinning elbow. Knee to the body from Sonnen. Big takedown from Jones. Good elbows on the ground from Jones. Jones pouring it on, and it's over.

    Jones defeats Sonnen by TKO at 4:33 of the first round

    Awful title fight. It's not worthy of a reaction. Head for the exits.

Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher

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    Round 1

    One minute gone, and they are trying to figure out the range in the striking department. Low blow, but Bisping says he's fine. Bisping moves forward and connects with a good combination. Belcher with a solid leg kick. Bisping with a body kick of his own. The range is being elusive. Bisping slips a right in. Belcher is now the one coming forward. Belcher lands a right. Bisping takes a poke in the eye, and the fight is halted briefly. Back to action. Bisping lands a right just before the horn.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Bisping.

    Round 2

    Bisping lands a right over the top. They both throw a high kick, but Bispings landed a little more cleanly than Belcher's. Another right from Bisping lands. Two body kicks land from Bisping. Belcher is not putting together enough offense to make a statement in this round. Another right by Bisping. Bisping's volume punching is winning him this round. Bisping with another right. A left finds it mark. Belcher with a left. Belcher starting to turn it up at the end of the round. Bisping lands a good combination at the horn.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Bisping.

    Round 3

    Bisping gets right back to what has been successful. Straight left from Bisping slips in. Three minutes left. Belcher is doing nothing. Belcher throws a couple good body kicks, and Bisping answers with punches. Bisping looks good. Belcher shoots in, and it is easily stuffed. 30 seconds. Belcher takes an eye poke, and is down. His eye is bleeding, and the fight is over.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Bisping, and the fight 30-27 Bisping.

    Bisping defeats Belcher by technical decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

    A very nice performance from Bisping, and an equally disappointing performance from Belcher. Bisping put together his punches well and found the mark. An important win for the title contender.

Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo

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    Round 1

    Nelson clinches with Kongo against the fence. Nelson keeping him pressed there. The referee breaks them off the fence. Nelson drops Kongo, and it's over. Boom.

    Nelson defeats Kongo by KO at 2:03 of the first round

    Nelson. Power. Boom.

Phil Davis vs. Vinny Magalhaes

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    Round 1

    The first minute passes and this is more of a striking affair early. Davis lands a high kick on Magalhaes. Davis is turning up the pressure. Magalhaes takes Davis down and has his back! Davis gets back to his feet. Magalhaes is moving backward and allowing Davis to control the pace.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Davis.

    Round 2

    Magalhaes taking his corners words about being first to heart. He comes out strong. Davis tries to take Magalhaes down, and Magalhaes tries to pull guard. Davis backs away and lets him stand. Leg kick from Magalhaes. Davis coming forward with combinations. Magalhaes has fallen back in to letting Davis walk him down. Davis catches a leg kick and trips Magalhaes.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Davis.

    Round 3

    Magalhaes' corner is telling him he lost both rounds. It's nice to see a corner be honest with their fighter. Thus far, more of the same. Davis coming forward with rudimentary combinations and Magalhaes backing up. The fans are growing restless. This is giving Davis work on his stand-up. Davis controls the pace and is forcing Magalhaes to fight defensively. Magalhaes has no business fighting a top 10 fighter.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Davis.

    Davis defeats Mahalhaes by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

    This was a bad fight, but it's not Davis' fault. Magalhaes had nothing to offer him. Davis got to work on his stand-up for 15 minutes, and maybe that will become a bigger part of his arsenal moving forward.

Jim Miller vs. Pat Healy

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    Round 1

    Healy takes the center of the Octagon, and Miller circles on the outside. Nice combination from Miller. Another left from Miller. Miller looks sharp early. Miller trips Healy. Healy throws up his legs looking for something, but Miller is doing well defensively. Miller going for an arm. Healy defends. Healy gets Miller on his back. Miller gets back on top. Good work on the ground from both men.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Miller.

    Round 2

    Miller presses Healy up against the fence. They separate, but Miller pushes him right back against the cage. Healy gets on top, and he is landing good ground and pound. Healy is going for a choke, but Miller is defending. Miller escapes, but Healy is on top. Miller escapes that position too!

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Healy.

    Round 3

    Miller clinches with Healy. Nothing comes of it and they are back to standing. Good inside leg kick that buckles Healy. Healy connects. Healy takes Miller down. Healy is wearing on Miller. One minute remaining in this fight. Healy locks in a rear-naked choke and puts Miller to sleep!

    Healy defeats Miller via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:02 of the third round

    This was a battle between two similar styles. Both men love making fights dirty, and Healy won that battle. This was a quality fight between two top level lightweights. Healy's impressive debut will send him in to the top 10 of the division.

Rustam Khabilov vs. Yancy Medeiros

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    Round 1

    Medeiros lands a strong leg kick. Medeiros connects with a right hand. A lot of gauging distance going on early in this fight. Khabilov catches a kick and takes Medeiros' back. Khabilov staying with Medeiros, but Medeiros gets behind Khabilov and they separate. Medeiros breaks his thumb and the fight is over.

    Khabilov defeats Medeiros by TKO (injury) at 2:32 of the first round

    Unfortunate end to the fight. Medeiros breaks his thumb, and the doctor says he has to call the fight.

Gian Villante vs. Ovince St. Preux

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    Round 1

    OSP opening up with leg kicks. Villante catches a leg kick, but OSP stays on his feet. Villante pressing OSP against the fence. They get off the fence and back to striking range. OSP comes forward with a combination, but Villante covers up and blocks them all. OSP clips Villante and starts to turn up the pressure. Villante grabs OSP. Villante has OSP's back against the fence. They separate. Offensive output has slowed, but OSP rips off another unsuccessful combination.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 OSP.

    Round 2

    A leg kick from Villante trips OSP. Left finds a home for OSP. Neither fighter is landing much effective offense. OSP tries a takedown from another state, and Villante easily stuffs it. Nice leg kick from Villante. OSP lands a solid left. OSP is saying he got poked in the eye, but the action continues.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 OSP.

    Round 3

    Villante gets poked in the eye. And it is immediately over. The fight will head to the scorecards.

    Bleacher Report is forced to score the third round 10-9 OSP, and the fight 30-27 OSP.

    OSP defeats Villante by majority technical decision (30-28, 30-29, 29-29)

    This was a terrible fight. Next.

Sara McMann vs. Sheila Gaff

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    Round 1

    Gaff runs right at McMann, and she gets dumped on her back. Gaff is trying to hold on and not give McMann any space. Gaff tries to push off, but McMann stays on top. The referee stands them up. Gaff comes forward, but McMann pushes her against the fence. Gaff lands some solid knees. McMann nearly sweeps, but McMann is in side control. Mounted crucifix. Punch after punch, and the referee stops it.

    McMann defeats Gaff by TKO at 4:06 of the first round

    Gaff had a terrible strategy against the best wrestler, and strongest woman in the division. McMann dominated top position, and showed her strength. She is without question one of the top three women in the division, and she should earn herself a contender's fight later this year.

Bryan Caraway vs. Johnny Bedford

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    Round 1

    Caraway starts off with a solid left hook. Bedford still pushing forward. Eye poke, but he fights through it. Bedford is not over-committing in case Caraway shoots in. Caraway tries to take Bedford down, and eventually drags him down once he has his back. Caraway working slowly in the hopes he can slip in a choke. Bedford gets back to his feet. Good combination finished with a body kick by Bedford. Bedford lands a good right. Caraway finishes the round with a takedown. Close round.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Caraway.

    Round 2

    Bedford swings for the fences, but he is not being accurate. Caraway is being much more measured. Nice knee to the body from Bedford. Nice leg kick from Bedford. Caraway lands a left. Bedford gets taken down. Caraway trying to move to side control. The round ends with a bit more action, but nothing landing.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Caraway.

    Round 3

    A lot of errant strikes. Caraway seemingly took a poke to the eye, but the action wasn't stopped. Caraway with a left. Caraway's grappling has made Bedford more reactionary. Caraway puts Bedford on his back. Bedford goes for a triangle then switches to an armbar, but Caraway avoids disaster. Caraway is smothering Bedford, and going for a guillotine. He readjusts and finishes!

    Caraway defeats Bedford via submission (guillotine) at 4:44 of the third round

    This was not an exciting bout, but Caraway fought smart and finished. Bedford was too worried about the takedown. He fought tentative, and that allowed Caraway to work his game. Solid win for Caraway.

Leonard Garcia vs. Cody McKenzie

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    Round 1

    McKenzie puts Garcia on his butt immediately. Garcia gives up his back in order to stand, but McKenzie brings him back down. McKenzie locks in a body triangle. McKenzie goes for the rear-naked, but he peels it off. He goes for it again, but he cannot slip it under the chin. Arm-triangle attempt from McKenzie. Garcia is out, and McKenzie is on top. Garcia works to his feet, but right back down. McKenzie locks in a triangle, but there isn't enough time in the round to finish with it.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 McKenzie.

    Round 2

    McKenzie dives in for a leg, but Garcia defends. McKenzie presses him against the fence, and sucks his legs out from under him. Garcia eventually works his way out from underneath McKenzie and to his feet. McKenzie keeps pressuring Garcia to the fence. McKenzie has his back, and drags Garcia down. McKenzie is not allowing Garcia to do anything. Another round to McKenzie.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 McKenzie.

    Round 3

    Garcia throws a head kick. McKenzie dives and comes up empty. McKenzie utilizing his jab well enough. It's not pretty, but it is being effective. Nice straight left from McKenzie. Garcia is starting to get wild with his strikes. McKenzie lands clean. Garcia hitting air with virtually everything. McKenzie nabs an ankle and takes Garcia down. That will do it.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 McKenzie, and the fight 30-27 McKenzie.

    McKenzie defeats Garcia by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

    McKenzie smothered him for two straight rounds, and Garcia didn't have much left in the tank to do anything in the third. McKenzie did what he needed and wanted to do.

Nick Catone vs. James Head

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    Nick Catone vs. James Head has been cancelled.

Steven Siler vs. Kurt Holobaugh

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    Round 1

    Holobaugh rushes to the center of the cage. They try to mix it up, and Siler moves Holobaugh against the cage. Holobaugh reverses the position. They separate. Holobaugh clinches and moves Siler to the fence. Siler works the Thai clinch well. Siler changes levels and takes Holobaugh down. Siler is quick to take the back. Siler is peppering him with shots trying to open a submission up. Siler goes for the rear naked, and Holobaugh survives. Siler stays on his back and controls until the horn sounds.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Siler.

    Round 2

    Siler goes for a takedown, and Holobaugh goes for a guillotine. He loses the grip, and Siler is on top. Holobaugh now on top, but not for long as Siler sweeps. They are back to standing. Holobaugh catches Siler, and Siler dives for a takedown that is stuffed. Holobaugh goes back to the guillotine, but he loses it. Upkick from Siler lands. Big ground and pound from Holobaugh. Siler is trying to threaten with submissions from bottom. They stand and exchange. Siler tries to take Holobaugh down, but he is too tired to complete it.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Holobaugh.

    Round 3

    Holobaugh lands a couple nice inside leg kicks to open the third. Siler beginning to pressure Holobaugh, and Holobaugh clinches. Holobaugh lands a good knee to the body. Siler lands on the exit. Good combination from Siler. Holobaugh goes for a standing arm-triangle when Siler throws wildly, but ends up getting his back taken. Siler has back mount. Siler going for a rear-naked choke, but Holobaugh is not letting him sink it in fully yet. The body triangle is a big advantage for Siler. Siler ends the round on top throwing punches.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Siler, and the fight 29-28 Siler.

    Siler defeats Holobaugh by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

    A fun opening fight. Siler still has many holes in his stand-up game, but his grappling was enough to take the first and third rounds. Holobaugh made a mistake that cost him this fight, and he will learn from that. A solid opening to UFC 159.

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