The UFC Fight Night 39 main card goes live at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT on UFC Fight Pass and SciFighting.com will have all of your live updates and results. Heavyweights Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira and Roy Nelson headline the four fight main card and will be looking to rebound from recent career rough patches. Nogueira is one of the most storied names in all of mixed martial arts, mostly due to his legendary run in Pride FC. As of late, Nogueira has been struggling to put together a series of wins as he has gone 4-4 in his last 8 bouts. A win over Nelson would erase the bad memories of his last Octagon appearance, a second round submission loss to Fabricio Werdum back in June of 2013. Nelson will be looking to avoid the first three fight losing streak of his career. ‘Big Country’ has dropped his last two bouts by decision to Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic. A win over Nogueira would put Nelson back into title contention and keep him from possibly receiving a pink slip from the UFC. Also on the main card are featherweights Clay Guida and Tatsuya Kawajiri, welterweights John Howard and Ryan LaFlare, and lightweights Ramsey Nijem and Beneil Dariush will open up the main card. Take a look below for live round by round scoring and results.
Lightweight Bout: Ramsey Nijem (8-4) vs. Beneil Dariush (7-0)
Round 1: Nijem opens up the bout with a knee and head kick that miss. Straight left from Dariush lands. body kick from Dariush is caught by Nijem who pushes Dariush to the ground. A few big punches from Nijem land and Dariush works his way to his feet. Leg kick from Nijem lands as Dariush shoots for a takedown. Dariush pushes Nijem to the cage and begins to land knees and elbows in close. Nijem is opening up with body kicks while Dariush is looking very relaxed. A great counter right lands for Nijem. A flying knee form Dariush, but Nijmem drops him with a right hand! Nijem is teeing off here but Dariush survives! Nijem tries to sink in a guillotine but has to let it go. Dariush tries to lock up a leg but is unable to sink it. Nijem moves to mount and starts pounding on Dariush. Nijem is absolutely destroying Dariush as the referee mercifully steps in. My lord that was a whipping.
Result: Ramsey Nijem def. Beneil Dariush via TKO (punches) at 4:20 of round 1.
Welterweight Bout: John Howard (22-8) vs. Ryan LaFlare (10-0)
Round 1: THe fighters touch gloves to open the bout. Body kick from LaFlare is the first strike to land. Single leg takedown from LaFlare. LaFlare moves into Howard’s half guard. LaFlare moves into side control and lands a few shoulder strikes. Howard tries to scramble but is unable to get up. Howard tries to get up and LaFlare tries to lock up a d’arce choke. LaFlare gives up on the choke as Howard tries to stand. Howard gets to his feet and eats a knee for his troubles. Howard catches a LaFlare kick and briefly takes him to the ground. LaFlare is up and pushes Howard against the cage. LaFlare lands a nice elbow on the exit. Howard whiffs on a left hook and LaFlare ties him up and pushes him to the cage. A throw from LaFlare but Howard is able to work his way back up and push LaFlare against the cage. A combination lands fr Howard. A hard knee from LaFlare! LaFlare is looking great here in round one. Leg kick from Howard. The round ends with Howard searching for a takedown. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 LaFlare.
Round 2: Howard lands a left hook that drops LaFlare to open the round! LaFlare quickly shoots for a takedown to get out of trouble. Howard reverses position and lands a takedown of his own. Howard works to half-guard. LaFlare sweeps Howard and ends up in side control. Great move from LaFlare. Howard sweeps LaFlare and gets to his feet! Great scrambles here. Body kick from LaFlare. LaFlare clinches and pushes Howard to the fence. Howard reverses and pushes LaFlare against the cage . Back around with LaFlare on top and he lands an illegal low blow. Howard drops down to the ground in pain. Howad is in serious pain but says he wants to continue. LaFlare lands a takedown off the break. Howard turns and works his way to his feet. Knee to the stomach form LaFlare. Left hook from Howard. LaFlare searches for a takedown but is reversed by Howard. Howard lands an uppercut that rocks LaFlare. Left hook and right hands from Howard put LaFlare on wobbly legs. Howard closes the round with a headkick. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Howard (19-19 overall).
Round 3: Leg kick from Howard puts LaFlare down, but LaFlare lands a takedown shortly after. Howard sweeps LaFlare and rocks him with a left hand when they stand! LaFlare fires back with a solid leg kick. LaFlare shoots for a takedown and lands it after a touch scramble. LaFlare moves to half guard briefly, but gets put back into Howard’s full guard. LaFlare quickly moves to side control. Howard spins and gives up his back. LaFlare is keeping great positional control but not much else. Howard spins and looks for a leg lock. LaFlare escapes and moves into side control. The round ends there. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 LaFlare and the fight 29-28 for LaFlare.
Result: Ryan LaFlare def. John Howard via unanimous decision (no scores announced). Howard is still in pain from the groin shot as the decision is announced.
Featherweight Bout: Clay Guida (30-14) vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (33-7-2)
Round 1: Guida quickly runs to the center of the Octagon and begins his signature jumping and movement. Overhand right form Guida lands. Kawajiri tries a spinning back fist and misses. A HUGE right hand from Guida puts Kawajiri down! Guida jumps on Kawajiri’s back but is unable to lock up the submission. Guida drops down to his knee and tries to land a takedown. Kawajiri uses his arm to seep Guida straight into an armbar attempt! Guida picks Kawajiri up and slams him but is unable to break the hold. Guida escapes the submission and Kawajiri gets to his feet. Guida pushes Kawajiri against the cage. Kawajiri is looking for the kimura again but gets slammed for his troubles. Kawajiri back to his feet as he is still searching for the kimura. Guida escapes the hold and lands a few punches on Kawajiri. Kawajiri shoots for a takedown and slams Guida to the ground. Now Guida is searching for a kimura of his own. Guida sweeps Kawajiri with the kimura to end the round. Wild fight so far. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Guida.
Round 2: Both men pawing jabs to open up the round. A left hook from Guida lands. Kawajiri shoots for a takedown but is thrown to the side by Guida. A few punches from Guida before he shoots for a takedown against the cage. Guida lands the takedown but Kawajiri works his way to his feet. Another kimura attempt from Kawajiri. Kawajiri tries to throw Guida with the kimura lock but is unable to stay on top. The fighters return to their feet where Guida lands a few left hands. Guida shoots for a takedown against the cage and lands a slam. Kawajiri works his way to his feet and once again searches for the kimura. Guida neary gets caught in the submission but works his way to his feet after the near submission attempt and pushes Kawajiri back to the cage. Kawajiri is landing some elbows to the side of Guida’s head as he pushes forward for the takedown. Kawajiri semi-piledrives Guida but is unable to capitalize as Guida ends up in side control. Kawajiri rolls and gives up his back but is able to get to his feet. The round ends as Guida tries to slam Kawajiri once more. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Guida (20-18 Guida).
Round 3: Kawajiri pawing with jabs to start the round. Guida lands a nice leg kick and left hook. Kawajiri pushes forward with as pinning backfist. Kawajiri shoots for a takedown but gets stuffed. Kawajiri still pushing forward for the takedown but is unable to land it. Guida is landing punches on Kawajiri as he tries to get the takedown. Guida pushes Kawajiri down and escapes the takedown attempt. Solid leg kick from Guida. Kawajiri is exhausted. A slow spinning backfist attempt from Kawajiri. Kawajiri whiffs with an over hand right. Guida capitalizes and pushes Kawajiri back to the cage. Kawajiri is once again looking for the kimura but gives up on it. Guida slams Kawajiri again! A brief guillotine attempt from Kawajiri amounts to nothing. Kawajiri tries to roll for a leg lock but Guida spins out of it. The round ends with Guida kneeing Kawajiri in the ribs. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Guida and the fight 30-27 for Guida.
Result: Clay Guida def. Tatsuya Kawajiri via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 3o-27).
Heavyweight Bout: Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson
Round 1: Both men fainting to start the bout. Nogueira landing a few punches from distance on Nelson. A bug right uppercut from Nelson hurts Nogueira! Nogueira goes down briefly but is still on wobbly legs when he gets up. Few punches being thrown here. Nelson seems to be looking for one big shot. Nice jab from Nogueira. Jab and right hand from Nelson. A huge right hand puts Nogueira down! Nogueira gets up but he’s dancing. A left hook wobbles Nogueira again. Another right hand puts Nogueira to sleep and Nelson walks off! Supreme violence from Nelson tonight.
Result: Roy Nelson def. Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira via knockout (punch) at 3:37 of round 1.