Before the main card of UFC Fight Night 38 begins, catch all the preliminary results here. The card is headlined by a highly anticipated light heavyweight rematch between Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Dan ‘Hendo’ Henderson. The first bout was a war that Hendo was able to take the decision of.
This is a live post and will update as results become available.
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1) 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT:
Featherweight: Diego Brandao vs. Will Chope
This fight has been cancelled due to Chope’s release from the UFC.
Middleweight: Ronny Markes vs. Thiago Santos
Round 1: Markes missed weight by 5 pounds yesterday and looks the part as he his much larger than Santos inside the Octagon. Body kick from Santos sends Markes to the mat. Santos pounces and absolutely destroys Markes while he’s in the fetal position. That’s it for this one.
Official Result: Thiago Santos def. Ronny Markes via TKO (body kick and punches) at 0:53 of round 1.
Flyweight: Jussier Formiga vs. Scott Jorgensen
Round 1: Jorgensen notices something on the canvas before the start of the fight which causes a delay. Right hand from Jorgensen starts the bout. Formiga tries for a takedown but gets pushed aside my Jorgensen. Right straight from Jorgensen lands, then an uppercut. Spinning back kick from Formiga misses. Body kick from Jorgensen. 1-2 from Formiga. Jorgensen jumped forward with a few punches and accidentally headbutted with Formiga. Jorgensen went down and Formiga took his back immediately. Formiga locks up a RNC and that’s it!
Official Result: Jussier Formiga def. Scott Jorgensen via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:07 of round 1
Welterweight: Thiago Perpetuo vs. Kenny Robertson
Round 1: Headkick from Robertson lands but leads to a takedown from Perpetuo. Robertsons works his way back to his feet and pushes Perpetuo against the cage. Takedown for Robertson as he moves to mount immediately. Robertson throwing heavy leather from the top. Perpetuo gives up his back and gets submitted my an RNC! That was impressive and dominant.
Official Result: Kenny Robertson def. Thiago Perpetuo via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:45 of round 1.
Light Heavyweight: Hans Stringer vs. Francimar Barroso
Round 1: Barroso opens with a body kick. Stringer throws a body kick of his own but has it caught and is taken to the ground. Barrosso spends the next few seconds kicking the legs of Stringer. Referee Mario Yamasaki has enough of Barroso’s games and stands Stringer up. Once on the feet, Stringer lands a right hand that drops Barroso. Stringer follows Barroso down and begins to work from his opponent’s guard. Stringer landing some nice shots from top position. Stringer exits Barroso’s guard and opts to stand. Barroso lands a hard body kick that makes Stringer shoot for a takedown. Barroso escapes and the men stand. Stringer lands a great right hand and pushes his opponent to the fence. The round ends there. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Stringer.
Round 2: Leg kick from Barroso opens up the round with a few nice leg kicks. The fighters clinch against the cage and Barroso lands a few knees before the separate. Stringer lands a hard kick to the body. Barroso ends up on top after stuffing a Stringer takedown. Stringer works his way up against the cage. Stringer seems to be gassing, he’s shooting for takedowns but is unable to get anywhere close to landing them. The fighters once again move to the cage where they are quickly separated by Yamasaki. Left jab lands for Stringer. Great uppercut lands for Barroso. Stringer moves forward and lands a left hand but eats a body kick for his troubles. The round ends there. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Barroso (19-19).
Round 3: Stringer lands a left hook to open up round three. Barroso responds with a left hook of his own. Barroso begins to spin for a spinning backfist but eats a 1-2 combination before he can complete it. Body kick from Barroso. The fighters once again engage in a clinch against the cage. Yamasaki separates them again. Leg kick from Stringer. Barroso shoots for a takedown but eats a knee to the body instead. Left hook from Barroso. Spinning elbow from Barroso misses. A follow up left hook from Stringer is good. Takedown from Barroso is stuffed. The men clinch where Barroso lands a takedown. The round ends with Barroso on top throwing punches. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Barroso and the fight 29-28 for Barroso.
Official Result: Hans Stringer def. Francimar Barroso via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Fight Pass Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass) 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT
Featherweight: Noad Lahat vs. Godofredo Pepey
Round 1: The fighters touch gloves to begin the fight. Pepey lands a nice uppercut. Lahat counters some of Pepey’s haymakers with a nice combination. Pepey is throwing bombs but none of them are landing. Right hand for Lahat. Overhand right lands for Pepey that drops Lahat. Lahat gets up quickly but he was definitely rocked. Flying knee from Pepey knocks out Lahat! Great finish.
Official Result: Godofredo Pepey def. Noad Lahat via knockout (flying knee) at 2:39 of round one.
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