UFC On FX 4 Results: Maynard Vs. Guida
Missed UFC on FX 4 because you were out partying, or saving your weekend MMA viewing time for UFC 147? Well, here’s what you missed.
Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida
Gray Maynard (11-1) and Clay Guida (29-13) battled it out for 5 rounds in a bout that ended as a controversial decision. Guida, in true form, landed punches in bunches in a somewhat unconventional way. Maynard threw some punches, too, but did not have as much success. Guida was impressive in the second round as well, dodging Maynard’s punches and effectively countering, as well as landing a nice high kick at the tail end of the round. The third round was also a good one for Guida, though it opened with a solid right cross from Maynard. Guida responds with more punches, though they didn’t all land. Maynard worked for a double-leg, but Guida defended it. Unfortunately, Guida started running backwards at this point. Maynard is not happy, and even flipped Guida the bird. A second takedown attempt by Maynard is deflected, and he works for some knees in the clinch instead. In the fourth round, Maynard starts to pick up speed. He lands some good shots and gets some knees from the Thai plum. But Guida is hyper as ever, making it hard for Maynard to land significant strikes–though he did get a couple good rights in, as well as what looked like a good guillotine choke attempt–but Guida managed to defend it via body slam.
The fifth round had a bit of back-and-forth early on, since Guida landed a nice kick and straight left, but Maynard’s strikes were more effective. Guida gets warned by Miragliotta for inactivity. The round ends with a takedown attempt by Maynard, who also lands a few knees.
The crowd is not happy with this bout, and although it looked like Guida might just pull off the win, Maynard walked away with a controversial split decision victory.
Spencer Fisher vs. Sam Stout
Spencer Fisher (24-9) vs. Sam Stout (18-7) is a fight took care of some unfinished business; it was actually a rubber match between the two lightweights. They both came out swinging, exchanging strikes. Stout threw an inside leg kick and fell, but then got right back up and shot in for a double-leg, followed by some ground and pound from Fisher’s guard. In the second round, Fisher’s footwork was trying to show, and he landed combinations. Stout starts using some footwork of his own, and then landed a double-leg takedown, finishing the round on top. In the final round, Fisher works hard for a takedown w hich he doesn’t complete, but he does land some nice punches before Stout responds with kicks and counterstrikes, followed by a takedown. Fisher gets back up, Stout goes for yet another takedown, but the two are stood at the tale end of the fight, trading punches–but Stout’s seem to be doing most of the damage.
Stout won the bout by unanimous decision. Fisher’s now lost 5 out of his last 6 bouts, which could spell danger for him.
Brian Ebersole vs. TJ Waldburger
The fight between Brian Ebersole (50-14-1) and TJ Waldburger (15-7) was actually quite competitive. Waldburger landed a short left which actually send Ebersole reeling, and he then transitioned to mount and sunk in a nice D’arce choke. Surprisingly, Ebersole was able to escape, landing a slick combination which was followed by more back-and forth action. In the second round, Waldburger was this close to getting the first omoplata in MMA history, but then he transitioned to an armbar and a triangle choke. He wasn’t able to finish any of these, and took some hard strikes from Ebersole, but attempted another triangle in the end. In the final round, Ebersole finally tried his signature cartwheel kick, but it didn’t land. Waldburger worked for another triangle choke at the end of the bout. The eccentric Brian Ebersole won with a 29-28 split decision.
Ross Pearson vs. Cub Swanson
In a fight between technical strikers, Cub Swanson reigned supreme after catching Ross Pearson with a second-round front kick and a few well-places follow-up punches.
Pearson landed a big takedown in the first round, but Swanson worked his ay up and landed a giant kick which connected with Swanson’s head and sent him flying to the canvas. Swanson tried to retaliate with some upkicks of his own, but they had little effect. In the second round, Pearson got a takedown but was unable to capitalize. Swanson landed a nice kick but Pearson attacked from top position. In the second round, Swanson landed a big front quick and punches, which left Pearson wobbly. He followed them up with a left hook and won the bout by second round TKO.
Fuel TV will be televising six cards before the main card begins. Here’s the run-down.
C.J. Keith was unsuccessful in his UFC debut, succumbing to strikes by Ultimate Fighter Season 13 semifinalist Ramsey Nijem, who won the bout by TKO.
Ricardo Lamas defeated Hatsu Hikoi by 29-28 unanimous decision.
Gambino was a late replacement for Siler’s original opponent, Jimy Hetes. He came in with virtually no notice, and it showed. Siler immediately gets a single leg, and when Gambino stands, he lands a big knee and Gambino’s already bleeding–so he goes for a single-leg, but Siler worked for a standing guillotine. Gambino escaped and landed an enormous punch, but Siler gets the guy to the ground, transitions to mount, and then works a tight guillotine and goes back to guard, forcing Gambino to tap out at the 2:47 mark of round #1.
Rick Story defeated promotional newcomer Brock Jardine by unanimous decision.
Matt Brown landed a much-needed victory over late replacement Luis Ramos. He won the bout via 2nd round TKO (knees and punches.)
Ultimate Fighter season 11 participant Chris Camozzi defeated Nick Catone via 3rd round TKO.
On facebook, American Top Team’s Ken Stone defeated Dustin Pague via split decision, and Dan Miller defeated Ricardo Funch by 3rd round guillotine choke.