The UFC on FOX 11 card would determine the number one contender to Cain Velasquez’s heavyweight title as Travis Browne would fight Fabricio Werdum in the main event.
A women’s bantamweight fight between two former top contenders in Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche served as the co-main event.
On the preliminary card, Thiago Alves made his return opposite Seth Baczynski and Pat Healy would fight Jorge Masvidal.
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Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1) 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT
Khabib Nurmagomedov (155.5) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (155.5)
Round 1: Nurmagomedov got a takedown even through outstanding balance from dos Anjos. Nurmagomedov held on to a leg of dos Anjos but they broke when the latter hit with some knees to the body as he circled out. Nurmagomedov lunged forward with punches then a flying knee, followed by more punches, all to eventually set up a takedown which he got. The round ended in a big flurry from both men.
Round 2: Nurmagomedov shot for a takedown and was put in a guillotine choke but he was able to escape and grab dos Anjos with double underhooks. Nurmagomedov kept top control to finish out the round.
Round 3: The final round was pivotal for dos Anjos who clearly lost round 2. Nurmagomedov threw dos Anjos over his hip and got in to half guard. Nurmagomedov was demoted to dos Anjos’ full guard but was still helpless from the bottom. Nurmagomedov dragged dos Anjos around on the mat and wouldn’t let go of him.
Official Results: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Rafael dos Anjos via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Seth Baczynski (170.5) vs. Thiago Alves (170.5)
Round 1: Alves looked like he hadn’t spent two years from the Octagon. He followed Baczynski, who circled around, away from Alves. Kicks from Alves looked on point and were timed well but Baczynski stayed right in front of him. Alves got the better of the close quarters action and was a step ahead of Baczynski. The leg kicks from Alves were taking a clear toll on Baczynski as the round concluded.
Round 2: The accuracy of Alves went through the roof with the help of perfectly timed kicks, often not even used for set ups for anything else. He used them one at a time and each landed clean to the legs and body of Baczynski. Alves’ hands were crisp as well with his head movement getting him out of the way of Baczynski’s punches and letting him end with a leg kick, almost every time. Alves ended the round with a nice flurry of punches and kicks in a pristine round for ‘The Pitbull’.
Round 3: Baczynski wasn’t out of the fight and despite eating more kicks and punches, was able to answer occasionally. Alves had so many weapons to use on Baczynski that he rarely wasted an opportunity to connect. Alves blasted Baczynski with a punch and thought the end was near. He got the plum and landed some good knees to Baczynski’s head. Alves couldn’t finish but was still very much in control.
Official Results: Thiago Alves def. Seth Baczynski via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Pat Healy (156) vs. Jorge Masvidal (155.5)
Round 1: Masvidal used a front kick to the leg and countered an anxious Healy coming in. Healy was persistent with the pressure and got a clinch on Masvidal to hopefully grind away the time. Healy would take a quick step back to load up on a shot here and there. Masvidal made space and used some kicks to take the fight back to Healy.
Round 2: Healy got that clinch on Masvidal again in the second round and was able to control Masvidal for the first minute and a half. When striking, Masvidal slipped Healy’s punches and landed two or three on the counter without putting all his power behind these. Masvidal didn’t offer much defense against Healy’s clinch game and couldn’t stop Healy from engaging in the clinch whenever he felt.
Round 3: Healy knew how to win this fight, and that as in the slow and grinding grappling exchanges that had brought him success already. Healy suplexed Masvidal but wound up on the bottom with two minutes left. Masvidal had his arms wrapped around Healy, who tried to use the cage to stand up. Healy did get to his feet and rolled for a leg of Masvidal, but came up empty.Healy ended the round pressuring Masvidal.
Official Results: Jorge Masvidal def. Pat Healy via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Estevan Payan (146) vs. Alex White (146)
Round 1: White was diverse with his offense, throwing spinning back fists and frequent kicks. Payan was aware of these and was far out of the way of most. White caught Payan with a left hand and dropped him. He jumped on him and landed several unanswered shots to force a stoppage.
Official Results: Alex White def. Estevan Payan via TKO (strikes) at 1:28 of Round 1.
Caio Magalhaes (185.5) vs. Luke Zachrich (185.5)
Round 1: Gameplans went out the window right away. Both men hit one another with hard punches but Magalhaes hurt Zachrich and followed up relentlessly until Zachrich fell (with the help of an illegal knee to the groin) and was badly hurt. He covered up until John McCarthy stopped the fight.
Official Results: Caio Magalhaes def. Luke Zachrich via TKO (punches) at :44 of Round 1.
Hernani Perpetuo (170.5) vs. Jordan Mein (170.5)
Round 1: Mein looked great on his feet against Perpetuo. He got Perpetuo to the mat and landed some hard shots on him while not allowing him to breathe.
Round 2: Mein was comfortable on the outside against Perpetuo. Mein took the center of the Octagon and was looked to set something big up on Perpetuo. Mein was taken down but never gave up position, rising back to his feet and hitting Perpetuo with an uppercut on the way up.
Round 3: Blood was now streaming down the head or Perpetuo. Mein was much more calm and relaxed but Perpetup was able to get a knee bar on Mein. Mein was very patient but the hold was locked in. Mein got out of the position and almost got Perpetuo’s back but couldn’t as Perpetuo spun around to the half guard of Mein. Perpetuo caught Mein on the feet and hurt him with about a minute remaining. Mein escaped immediate danger by getting a takedown, but Perpetuo was aggressive in defending against Mein and ended the fight on top.
Official Results: Jordan Mein def. Hernani Perpetuo via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Online Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass) 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT
Ray Borg (125.5) vs Dustin Ortiz (125.5)
Round 1: Ortiz rushes straight in to a clinch with Borg, who jumps up and wraps his legs around Ortiz. The fight is brought down by Ortiz while Borg is quickly able to transition to get Ortiz on the bottom. Borg picked Ortiz up from the mat and slammed Ortiz down, then grabbed his back. Ortiz slipped him off and got back on top. Borg again slammed Ortiz down in an impressive display of strength. Ortiz gets on top anyway after yet another slick transition, to end the first on top.
Round 2: Ortiz again starts the round in the clinch. He is able to slam Borg down to the mat and get in to side control. Borg is able to get to the back of Ortiz and lock in a body triangle. He worked a choke and almost got one but Ortiz’s defense saved him. Borg stayed on the back of Ortiz until time expired in another close round.
Round 3: After two solid rounds of active grappling, the final round was predominately striking. Both showed real talent in their exchanges. Borg got a takedown with a minute remaining but Ortiz reversed him. Borg got back in to control though and finished a fun fight in back control.
Official Results: Dustin Ortiz def. Ray Borg via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Chas Skelly (145) vs. Mirsad Bektic (146)
Round 1: Skelly and Bektic found range. Skelly used his jab to keep distance between them while Bektic used his to get in close and land his right hand. Bektic was able to hurt Skelly later on in the round and finished strong after having jumped on him.
Round 2: Bektic countered nicely in round 2. He let Skelly come in close, then make him pay with a nice combination. Skelly rocked Bektic and then unleashed two illegal knees as Bektic reached on hand to the ground. Bektic was almost knocked unconscious and the fight was halted. Skelly was deducted a point and Bektic was given five minutes to recover. He did so and despite his going basically unconscious, the fight continued with a few minutes in the round.
Round 3: A mad scramble in the final round found Skelly in back control, working for his hooks to gain control of Bektic. Once Bektic snuck out the back door, he got on top in half guard with just under two minutes left in the round. Skelly hurt Bektic on the feet again and Bektic dove for a deep double leg, which Skelly countered with an attack to the leg of Bektic. They ended the fight with Skelly trying to isolate a leg of Bektic.
Official Results: Mirsad Bektic def. Chas Skelly via Majority Decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)
Jack May (252.5) vs. Derrick Lewis (256)
Round 1: Lewis gets the fight down to the mat in the first minute. May was able to transition to a dominant position on Lewis and began to control him as Lewis tried to stand. When Lewis got up, May used a great trip to get him down again, then slipped right in to the mount. Lewis was able to get to his feet when May went to take his back, but failed. Lewis used a nice reversal and got May on his back, underneath him. Lewis then finished him with huge punches from above. Referee John McCarthy told Joe Rogan he thinks May could have hurt his knee in the scramble.
Official Results: Derrick Lewis def. Jack May via TKO (punches) at 4:23 of Round 1.
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