“UFC on FX 5” didn’t have a lot of star-power, but it turned out to be a decent fight card, with many spectacular finishes throughout the night. Here are the results of the UFC on FX 5 fight card held on Oct. 5, at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn:
Antonio Silva def. Travis Browne
Both men came out aggressively, but Travis injured his hamstring early in their UFC on FX 5 encounter. Browne’s movement became slower, and “Bigfoot” was able to back him up against the cage. Silva dropped Travis with a big right hand, and the Brazilian behemoth jumped all over “Hapa,” finishing him off with some vicious ground-n-pound.
Jake Ellenberger def. Jay Hieron
Ellenberger avenged his 2006 loss to Hieron, dominating their UFC on FX 5 encounter. Ellenberger landed the cleaner, crisper punches, and he mixed in a few takedowns. All three Octagon-side judges scored the fight 29-28 in favor of Ellenberger.
John Dodson def. Jussier da Silva
Both men were tentative during the first round of their UFC on FX 5 encounter, but Dodson finally let his hands fly in the second round. He dropped Silva with a solid left early in the second round, but the Brazilian scrambled back to his feet. Dodson dropped Silva again shortly after, finishing him this time around, with a barrage of hammer-fists.
Justin Edwards def. Josh Neer
Edwards went right after Neer, but he ended up getting turned into the cage. Edwards immediately went for an arm-in guillotine choke, putting “The Dentist” to sleep. Very impressive finish, and it earned Edwards the “Submission of the Night.”
Michael Johnson def. Danny Castillo (KO, round two) – “Knockout of the Night”
Mike Pierce def. Aaron Simpson (KO, round two)
Marcus LeVesseur def. Carlo Prater (split decision)
Jacob Volkmann def. Shane Roller (neck-crank, round one)
Diego Nunes def. Bart Palaszewski (unanimous decision) – “Fight of the Night”
Darren Uyenoyama def. Phil Harris (rear-naked choke, round two)
Yves Edwards vs. Jeremy Stephens (cancelled due to Stephens’ incarceration)
David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner who has watched and studied MMA for the past 9 years. Send him your questions @davidkingwriter.