The UFC Fight Night 29 fight card was filled with entertaining bouts, with Jake Shields, Dong Hyun Kim and Rousimar Palhares making strong statements to other contenders in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s welterweight division.
Here are the results of the UFC Fight Night 29 fight card held on Oct. 9 at the Jose Correa Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil:
Jake Shields def. Demian Maia
Maia controlled their opening moments with his grappling, but Shields eventually pulled off a sweep and ended up on top. Jake controlled the remainder of the round — and the second round — with his top game, while both men had their moments during the third.
However, Maia took control of the fight during the championship rounds, using his grappling to keep the fight upright while landing the cleaner, crisper punchers.
Unfortunately for Maia, it was too little too late. All three judges scored the fight 48-47, with two giving Shields the nod.
Dong Hyun Kim def. Erick Silva
Kim was very aggressive during the opening round of their UFC Fight Night 29 encounter, throwing hard shots while trying to tie things up. The Korean mixed martial artist eventually put Silva on his back, and he kept him there for the remainder of the round.
Silva turned things around early in the second round, landing several decent shots on a wobbly Kim — who appeared to be gassed. Surprisingly, Kim stayed aggressive, and it paid off shortly after. He landed a hard left that knocked Silva out cold bringing the contest to an end at 3:01 of round one.
Thiago Silva def. Matt Hamill
Hamill put Silva on his back early in their UFC Fight Night 29 encounter, but he wasn’t able to get much else going afterwards. Matt spent the majority of the bout trying to strike with Silva — instead of relying on his superior wrestling — which made things a lot easier for Thiago, who walked away with the unanimous decision.
Fabio Maldonado def. Joey Beltran
Beltran got off to a solid start at UFC Fight Night 29, getting decent work done in the clinch. Fabio made the necessary adjustments during the second round, doing a better job of keeping Joey on the outside, landing several decent shots. He kept it up during the final round to the delight of the Brazilian crowd.
All three judges scored the bout 29-28, with two giving Maldonado the nod.
Rousimar Palhares def. Mike Pierce
Pierce came out charging like a bull at UFC Fight Night 29 and the Palhares made him pay, swiftly locking up a heel hook. Pierce managed to escape Rousimar’s first attempt, but “Toquinho” locked up another, forcing the tap 31 seconds into the contest.
Raphael Assunção def. T.J. Dillashaw
T.J. got off to a solid start at UFC Fight Night 29, stealing the first round with a couple of well-timed takedowns. However, Assunção turned things around during the second round, landing some pretty hard shots on Dillashaw.
Both men had their moments during the final round, but at the end of the day, two of the Octagon-side judges were a bit more impressed with Raphael, scoring the bout 29-28 in the Brazilian’s favor while the third scored it 29-28 Dillashaw.
Igor Araujo def. Ildemar Alcantara (unanimous decision)
Yan Cabral def. David Mitchell (unanimous decision)
Chris Cariaso def. Iliarde Santos (TKO, round two)
Alan Patrick def. Garett Whiteley (TKO, round one)
David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner who has watched and studied MMA for the past 8 years. Send him your questions @davidkingwriter.
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