UFC 164 Results: Live Reaction for Every Fight

Nathan McCarter@McCarterNFeatured ColumnistAugust 31, 2013

UFC 164 Results: Live Reaction for Every Fight

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    UFC 164 crowned a new king of the lightweight division.

    Anthony Pettis defended against Benson Henderson for the majority of the round, and then he locked up an armbar to illicit the verbal submission. Just like that and we have a new champion at 155.

    In the co-main event, Josh Barnett stormed Frank Mir and finished against the cage. It could have been a quick stoppage, but it was justifiable in the manner of which Mir fell to the canvas.

    A fun night overall.

    UFC 164 Quick Results:

    Athony Pettis defeats Benson Henderson via submission (armbar) at 4:31 of the first round
    Josh Barnett defeats Frank Mir by TKO at 1:56 of the first round
    Chad Mendes defeats Clay Guida by TKO at 0:30 of the third round
    Ben Rothwell defeats Brandon Vera by TKO at 1:54 of the third round
    Dustin Poirier defeats Erik Koch by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
    Gleison Tibau defeats Jamie Varner by split decision (29-28, 27-29, 29-28)
    Tim Elliott defeats Louis Gaudinot by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
    Hyun Gyu Lim defeats Pascal Krauss by TKO at 3:58 of the first round

    Chico Camus defeats. Kyung Ho Kang by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

    Soa Palelei defeats Nikita Krylov by TKO at 1:34 of the third round
    Al Iaqunita defeats Ryan Couture by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

    Magnus Cedenblad defeats Jard Hamman via submission (guillotine) at 0:57 of the first round

UFC Lightweight Championship: Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis

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    Round 1

    Henderson went for takedown after takedown, but Pettis defended. Pettis laced Henderson's body with four straight hard body kicks, and then was finally taken down. From bottom, Pettis locked up an armbar to get the verbal tap.

    Pettis defeats Henderson via submission (armbar) at 4:31 of the first round

    Strong performance from Pettis. New champion. TJ Grant better be on notice.

Frank Mir vs. Josh Barnett

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    Round 1

    Barnett forward immediately. Mir landing inside the clinch. Uppercut from Barnett. Barnett with a knee. Another strong uppercut. Barnett is wearing on Mir now. Mixing it up well in the clinch after eating a lot on the outset. Barnett is keeping up a strong pace. Knee drops Mir, and the referee stops it. He had seen enough.

    Barnett defeats Mir by TKO at 1:56 of the first round

    That stoppage seemed a bit quick, but the way Mir went down makes it a justifiable call. 

Chad Mendes vs. Clay Guida

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    Round 1

    Lots of movement from Guida early. Good leg kick from Mendes. Mendes is loading up on his punches. Guida continues his movement, but his strikes are ineffective. Mendes has a guillotine, but Guida gets out. Guida misses a high kick. Mendes takes Guida down with a minute to go. Guida is keeping Mendes from posturing up, but he is going to lose this round.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Mendes.

    Round 2

    Solid left from Mendes. The movement by Guida looks good, but he has yet to make it count with offense. This is similar to how he fought in the Gray Maynard fight. Mendes gets hit low. Guida shoots in, but Mendes stuffs him and takes his back. Guida's back to his feet, and they are back at a striking distance. Mendes and Guida briefly exchange strikes in the clinch. Guida goes for another takedown, and Mendes takes his back again. Knee to the body from Mendes. Guida misses on another shot.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Mendes.

    Round 3

    Guida still pushing the pace. Mendes landing the strikes. Guida searching for the takedown, but he eats big punches. He's hurt. It's over!

    Mendes defeats Guida by TKO at 0:30 of the third round

    Guida offered nothing for Mendes. At all. Mendes remains the No. 1-ranked featherweight behind the champion. Will he get the next title shot? It's hard to say.

Ben Rothwell vs. Brandon Vera

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    Round 1

    Vera starts with the inside leg kick. Another leg kick buckles Rothwell. Vera lands some punches. Rothwell lands a right. Big body kick from Vera. Rothwell trying to cut off the cage. Big sweeping left by Vera. His striking is precise thus far. Another big body kick from Vera. Rothwell lands a glancing blow. The speed difference is on display. Vera eats a hard kick to the nether-regions.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Vera.

    Round 2

    Rothwell gets his hands on Vera, but he can't keep him there. Vera back to circling on the outside and countering. Rothwell gets Vera against the fence. They separate. Not a lot of offense in this round. Rothwell lands a straight right. Vera can't stay against the fence. Vera lands a straight left.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Rothwell.

    Round 3

    Rothwell comes out aggressively. Rothwell presses him against the fence, but Herb Dean separates them after no action happens. Rothwell gets Vera against the fence. He puts together a combination. Vera drops! Herb saves him!

    Rothwell defeats Vera by TKO at 1:54 of the third round

    A lackluster fight, but Rothwell got aggressive in the third. He threw big power shots, and the smaller fighter couldn't hang. That is a good win for Rothwell.

Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier

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    Round 1

    Exchange of leg kicks right away. Koch is lighter on his feet, and Poirier is the one taking the center of the cage. Straight left from Poirier. Porier clips Koch. Koch goes for a triangle. Koch adjusts it and locks it in! Poirier defending, and he's out! Hammerfists from Poirier. They stand. Good knee from Poirier. Straight left from Poirier finds a home. Poirier drops Koch! Koch trying to survive as Poirier drops ground and pound. Koch is doing a good job of staying in this, but Poirier is landing. Koch gets up, and Poirier takes him down. Poirier locks in the D'Arce! Koch survives until the end of the round. Wow.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-8 Poirier.

    Round 2

    Koch lands a couple punches as Poirier comes forward. The pace has slowed understandably. Koch is constantly backing up due to the pressure from Poirier. Poirier hip tosses Koch to the canvas. Poirier takes Koch's back. Poirier went for a neck crank, but it slipped off. Poirier takes mount. Big punches from mount. Poirier lands a knee to the body as Koch stands. Koch gets off the fence.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Poirier.

    Round 3

    Koch coming out strong, but his strikes are missing. Poirier goes for a takedown. Koch is defending well. Poirier seems content to grind on Koch at this point. Koch ends up on top. Unsure if Poirier slipped, pulled guard or what exactly happened. Nice elbow from Koch. Koch takes Poirier's back. 60 seconds. Koch locks in a body triangle. Koch tries for a rear-naked choke at the end, but it's too little, too late.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Koch, and the fight 29-27 Poirier.

    Poirier defeats Koch by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

    What a fight! Fantastic way to open the PPV, and both fighters had excellent moments. Poirier's first round was incredible. He hurt Koch, survived a triangle, dropped Koch and then nearly finished with a choke of his own. Incredible round. The final two frame were split. If Koch had not been hurt in the first, he may have had more gas in his tank to do damage in the fight. We'll probably see this one again in the future.

Jamie Varner vs. Gleison Tibau

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    Round 1

    Good low inside leg kick from Varner. Tibau establishes himself in the center of the cage. Varner comes forward with a strong combination that just misses. Varner just misses with a big left. Tibau nails Varner. Tibau lands another right hand. Big takedown from Tibau. Varner works to his feet, but Tibau has his back.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Tibau.

    Round 2

    Varner throws a knee, grabs a guillotine as the fight heads toward the mat. Tibau gets out. Tibau working from half-guard. Tibau tries to go for the arm-triangle, but Varner defends. Varner gives up his back. Tibau reigns down blows, and Varner rolls to his back. Tibau in mount. Varner cannot get out from under Tibau. The Brazilian is completely controlling Varner, and he's hitting some short shots on the ground as well.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Tibau.

    Round 3

    Varner comes in, and Tibau times his level change perfectly. Varner pops right back up, and separates from Tibau. Varner digs to the body of Tibau. And one more. Varner is much more effective with his striking in the third, but he may be down two rounds to none at this point. Tibau stuffs a takedown attempt. Tibau lands a counter left. Varner takes Tibau to the mat. Good elbows on the ground from Varner. Tibau is doing a better job of defending now. Varner is unable to keep tagging Tibau, and the fight closes.

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

    Tibau defeats Varner by split decision (29-28, 27-29, 29-28)

    A solid lightweight scrap. The first round saw some even stand-up until Tibau grabbed the takedown. It was all about the first round. Had Varner not been taken down this may have been his fight. A solid win for Tibau.

Louis Gaudinot vs. Tim Elliott

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    Round 1

    Elliott landing low leg kicks early, and then catches Gaudinot with an accidental eye poke. Gaudinot storms forward, and Elliott gets the takedown. Elliott landing short punches to the body. Gaudinot threatens with a submission, and Elliott stands. Gaudinot is having a hard time getting inside with his punches. Elliott comes forward with a combination, and it allows him to take Gaudinot to the floor. Back to the feet they go. Elliott is landing knees, and then takes Gaudinot back to the mat. Gaudinot is not eating hard shots, but Elliott is constantly scoring. Gaudinot gets busted open on the ground at the end of the round.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Elliott.

    Round 2

    Elliott is right back to throwing in bunches. He looks outstanding thus far. Elliott's pace is relentless. Gaudinot is being forced backwards constantly as Elliott puts together combinations. Elliott changes levels and takes Gaudinot to the mat. Gaudinot is merely defending. Elliott is nonstop. All Elliott.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Elliott.

    Round 3

    Gaudinot comes forward, and gets taken down. Elliott works from half-guard. They are back up. Gaudinot lands a solid high kick. Elliott takes Gaudinot back to the canvas. Mount. Gaudinot escapes to half-guard. Elliott continually throwing short strikes on the mat. A complete mauling from Elliott. Elliott closes the round the same as he's fought the whole fight. Constant output. Dominant performance.

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

    Elliott defeats Gaudinot by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

    Complete domination from Elliott. Great performance. 

Pascal Krauss vs. Hyun Gyu Lim

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    Round 1

    Lim is a huge welterweight. A feeling out process, but they are trading. The striking is even early on. Lim catches a kick, puts Krauss down, but lets him back to his feet. Krauss is starting to land more frequently on the feet. Lim lands the left hook. Lim hurts Krauss. Krauss is very wobbly. Lim lands a knee to the body. Krauss shoots in, but Lim sprawls. Lim lands a huge knee to finish the fight!

    Lim defeats Krauss by TKO at 3:58 of the first round

    Things were very even early on, but a big right hand changed everything. He could not recover, and Lim consistently stalked him until he landed the big knee. Good stuff.

Chico Camus vs. Kyung Ho Kang

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    Round 1

    Ho Kang snaps off a quick body kick. Those kicks are fast. Camus is throwing some solid punches, but he's too far outside to be effective with them. Ho Kang gets the takedown. Camus lands a good elbow from the bottom. Camus goes for a leg, but Ho Kang takes his back. Ho Kang nearly mounts, but Camus keeps him in half-guard. Ho Kang moves to side control. Camus gets back to guard. Ho Kang is making Camus work. Camus ends the round by sweeping with an omaplata.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Ho Kang.

    Round 2

    Ho Kang takes Camus down immediately. A scramble occurs, but Ho Kang stays on top. The crowd is a bit restless with Ho Kang smothering the local favorite. Camus nearly gets mounted, but he gets back to half-guard. Ho Kang passes to side control. Camus gets back to half-guard. Camus sweeps. Camus trying to land short shots while maintaining position. Camus sucks him away from the cage. Camus almost locks in the rear-naked choke, but he loses position. He fires away from top.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Camus.

    Round 3

    Camus goes for a takedown, but Ho Kang bounces back up right away. Camus lands a right. They are swinging away now. Camus counters, and lands flush. Ho Kang shoots in, but Camus sprawls. Ho Kang completes the takedown. Ho Kang is not doing any damage, but that is a credit to Camus' ground defense. Ho Kang is simply maintaining position. Camus pushes Ho Kang off, and they are back to their feet. Camus lands a knee, but Ho Kang rolls to top position. Smothering top game from Ho Kang. Camus lands an upkick, and that rocked Ho Kang! Camus finishes strongly!

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

    Camus defeats Ho Kang by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

    I'm not sure about that 30-27 card, but Camus certainly won the fight. Camus did damage, Ho Kang tried to control. Damage will always beat control. An excellent fight, and an excellent finish to the bout. All credit to Camus.

Soa Palelei vs. Nikita Krylov

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    Round 1

    Krylov throws a kick early, Palelei takes him down. He tries to move into side control, but Krylov stays active with his guard. Palelei lands a strong shot on the mat. Krylov has an arm trapped, but Palelei hammerfists his way out of danger. Palelei mounts. Good ground and pound, and Krylov gives up his back. They stand. Krylov throws wildly, and Palelei puts him against the fence. Krylov goes for a standing Kimura. Palelei puts Krylov on his back. Palelei smothering Krylov. Palelei cradles Krylov, and Krylov threatens for an armbar to escape.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Palelei

    Round 2

    Krylov comes forward, and he pulls guard. Palelei now riding on top with small punches. Krylov keeps going for limbs, but he's not close on a submission. Palelei stays heavy on Krylov. They stand briefly, but Palelei takes it back to the mat. The referee stands them up. Krylov lands a shot. Krylov throwing much more, but Palelei tries to answer back. Krylov is winning this battle easily. Palelei swings at air. Krylov is throwing, and he's now landing more frequently. Palelei is very tired. Palelei lands a good knee to the body at the end of the round.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Krylov

    Round 3

    Palelei rocks Krylov, and that forces Krylov to clinch. Palelei landing hammerfists. Krylov rolls over, and Palelei is on top. Krylov is just covering up. Palelei gets the stoppage.

    Palelei defeats Krylov by TKO at 1:34 of the third round

    Those two heavyweights were so incredibly tired it was comical. The referee was late on the stoppage. Not because it was brutal, but because Krylov was just covering up on his side without fighting back.

Ryan Couture vs. Al Iaquinta

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    Round 1

    Iaquinta comes out striking well. Nice left hook from Iaquinta is blocked. Couture is circling on the outside, but he is not offering much offense. Iaquinta with a good combination. Couture starting to utilize his leg kicks more. Couture goes for a clinch after Iaquinta lands a good right hand over the top. They separate. Iaquinta catches a leg kick, but doesn't follow Couture to the ground. Iaquinta is winning the stand-up exchanges easily. Iaquinta digs to the body. Flying knee from Couture, but it is largely blocked. Iaquinta continues to score on the feet. Iaquinta closes the round with a takedown, and some good ground and pound.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Iaquinta

    Round 2

    Couture goes for a single, and he gets Iaqunita's back as he defended the takedown attempt. Iaquinta gets back around in the clinch. They separate. Couture tries to close the distance for the clinch, but Iaquinta defends. Iaquinta's shots are being blocked, but Couture is still feeling the power. Couture clinches again, but Iaquinta fights him off. Iaquinta throwing good combinations. Nothing is landing completely clean. This is a close round, but Couture is not able to score enough to overcome how comfortable Iaquinta looks. Iaquinta secures a late round takedown that likely steals the round.

    Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Iaquinta

    Round 3

    Couture briefly has Iaquinta down, but Iaquinta stands. Couture working hard to get him down, but it's not happening. Iaquinta separates. Iaquinta lands a left hook. Couture throws another flying knee, and it catches him better this time around. Iaquinta counters with a straight right that echos throughout the arena. Body kick lands from Couture. Iaquinta landing uppercuts against the fence, and now he's mixing it up. Big body shots from Iaquinta. Couture is busted up now. Iaquinta catches a leg kick, and Couture falls to his back. Iaquinta works from Couture's guard, but they stand briefly afterward. Iaquinta walking Couture down as the fight ends.

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

    Iaquinta defeats Couture by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

    A solid performance from Iaquinta. He showed his quality striking throughout, and you could hear the power behind his shots. Unfortunately, he could not land completely flush to truly hurt Couture. He just managed to touch him up for 15 minutes en route to a clean sheet.

Jared Hamman vs. Magnus Cedenblad

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    Round 1

    Hamman lands a good leg kick early on. They are opening up early. Cedenblad is more versatile. Cedenblad jumps on a guillotine, gets in mount and Hamman is choked out cold. Big debut!

    Cedenblad defeats Hamman via submission (guillotine) at 0:57 of the first round

    Fantastic guillotine finish from Cedenblad. What a way to make a debut.