UFC on Fox 14: Gustafsson vs. Johnson goes down tonight with the main card beginning at 8 PM ET/5PM PT. In the night’s main event, number one ranked Light-Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson looks to solidify his top ranking against surging Anthony Johnson. Also on the card is a middleweight bout between MMA legend Dan Henderson and former Strikeforce Light-Heavyweight Champion Gegard Mousasi. Rounding out the main card is a battle between top ten light-heavyweights Phil Davis and Ryan Bader and a featherweight barn burner between Akira Corassani and Sam Sicilia. Take a look below for live play-by-play of the main card and results from the night’s preliminary bouts.
Preliminary Card Results:
Flyweight Bout: Neil Seery (15-10) def. Chris Beal (10-1) via unanimous decison (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
Heavyweight Bout: Viktor Pesta (10-1) def. Konstantin Erokhin (9-2) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
149 lbs Catchweight Bout: Mirsad Bektic (9-0) def. Paul Redmond (10-5) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25).
Lightweight Bout: Mairbek Taisumov (23-5) def. Anthony Christodoulou (12-5) via knockout (punches) at 0:38 of round two.
Light-Heavyweight Bout: Nikita Krylov (18-4) def. Stanislav Nedkov (12-2, 1 NC) via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:24 of round one.
Featherweight Bout: Makwan Amirkhani (11-2) def. Andy Ogle (9-6) via knockout (flying knee and punches) at 0:08 of round one.
Welterweight Bout: Kenny Robertson (15-3) def. Sultan Aliev (13-2) via knockout (punch) at 2:42 of round one.
Welterweight Bout: Albert Tumenov (15-2) def. Nico Musoke (13-4, 1 NC) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
MAIN CARD PLAY-BY-PLAY (8 PM ET/5 PM PT)
Featherweight Bout: Akira Corassani (12-5, 1 NC) vs. Sam Sicilia (13-5)
Round 1: Corassani starts things off with a jab. Leg kick from Sicilia is the first significant strike to land of the bout. Sicilia lands a hard left hand but Corassani fires back with a blistering right. The fighters then clinch against the cage before Corassani circles off the cage and lands a right hook. Two straight leg kicks from Corassani in the middle of the cage. A body kick from Sicilia connects. Body kick from Sicilia is caught and countered by a Corassani left hook. Sicilia whiffs on two big hooks. Corassani comes up empty with a two punch combination. Left uppercut lands flush for Corassani. Sicilia lands a brutal overhand right behind Corassani’s ear and he’s out cold! One more shot from Sicilia on the ground lands for good measure.
Result: Sam Sicilia (14-5) def. Akira Corassani (13-6, 1 NC) via knockout (punch) at 3:26 of round one.
Light-Heavyweight Bout: Phil Davis (13-2, 1 NC) vs. Ryan Bader (18-4)
Round 1: The fighters touch gloves to start off the bout. Bader pawing a jab but neither man is committing to much. Straight right from Bader lands. Bader briefly stuns Davis with a left hook. Davis shoots for a takedown but gets stuffed. Overhand right from Davis lands and puts Bader on wobbly legs for a moment. Bader recovers and begins to circle Davis. Davis is opening up with his kicking game and keeping Bader at distance. Left hook lands for Davis. Bader throws a body kick that gets blocked. Bader loads up for an overhand right but is met with a body kick from Davis before he can unload. Davis shoots for another takedown but is unable to land it. Bader counters a left hook from Davis with an overhand right. Davis fakes a takedown and lands a body kick. The round ends there. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Davis.
Round 2: Bader opens up the second round with a left hook that lands. Davis pawing, but not committing to any strikes thus far. Another takedown attempt from Davis is stuffed by Bader. Davis stays tight on Bader and grabs a hold of the clinch. Aftera about ten seconds in the clinch Bader exits the clinch and cracks Davis with an elbow. Davis responds with an overhand left and head kick that land. Bader goes to the body with a kick. Right hand from Davis followed by a left and right body kick. Davis shoots for a takedown off a Bader body kick but is once again unable to land it. The fighters stay clinched up and Davis begins to hit knees to Bader’s body. The fighters clinch again and Bader goes for a throw but is reversed by Davis. Davis working from top position now. Bader stands while Davis is fishing for a kimura. Bader breaks free of the hold but is pushed up against the fence by Davis. Thirty seconds left. Davis continues with the knees to Bader’s body. Shoulder strike from Davis. The round ends with the two men jockeying for position against the cage. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Davis (20-18 Davis overall).
Round 3: Davis opens up the third round with another body kick. Straight right lands for Davis. Bader lands a left hook that pushes Davis back. Right straight from Davis stuns Bader. Davis shoots for a takedown and Bader sprawls. Davis gets up but eats a brutal knee to the body. Another takedown attempt form Davis is stuffed. Knee to the body from Bader. Davis lands a left body kick but Bader is the far more active fighter this round. Davis is developing some significant swelling over his right eye. Right hook to the body lands for Davis but he whiffs on a shot to the head. 1-2 combo then a right kick lands for Davis. Leg kick for Davis hurts Bader and the Arizona based fighter begins to limp. Davis goes high with a head kick but it’s blocked. Davis pushes forward for a takedown but is stuffed and reversed by Bader. Bader takes Davis’ back and suplexes him to end the round. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Bader but the fight 29-28 for Davis.
Result: Ryan Bader (19-4) def. Phil Davis (13-3, 1 NC) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Middleweight Bout: Dan Henderson (30-12) vs. Gegard Mousasi (35-5-2)
Round 1: Mousasi is working his jab to start the bout. He hits a leg kick on Henderson then goes up high with a head kick. Henderson begins to paw his jab. Straight right lands for Mousasi. Henderson goes for an H-bomb but Mousasi counters and drops Henderson with a right to the temple. Henderson begins to fish for a takedown but referee Leon Roberts steps in. Henderson is livid and protesting the stoppage. It’s hard to fault Roberts but it should have gone on for a bit longer.
Result: Gegard Mousasi (36-5-2) def. Dan Henderson (30-13) via TKO (punches) at 1:10 of round one.
Light-Heavyweight Bout: Alexander Gustafsson (16-2) vs Anthony Johnson (18-4)
Round 1: The fighters touch gloves and we are off! Gustafsson lands a leg kick to kick things off. Johnson responds. Both men begin to throw heavy leather! Right hand lands for Gustafsson. Head kick for Johnson. Gustafsson responds with a leg kick. Gustafsson pokes Johnson in the eye and we have a brief stoppage. A right hand from Johnson rocks Gustafsson when the action resumes. Head kick and right hand from Johnson! Gustafsson fires back with a 1-2 combo. Head kick from Johnson hurts Gustafsson! Right hands from Johnson and Gustafsson is hurt badly! Gustafson hits the floor! Johnson is unloading on Gustafsson and it’s over! Amazing win for Johnson.
Result: Anthony Johnson (19-4) def. Alexander Gustafsson (16-3) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) at 2:15 of round one.