Here are the results of the UFC on Fox 2 fight card held on Jan. 28, at the United Center in Chicago, IL:
Rashad Evans defeats Phil Davis
Davis hung in there with Rashad in the opening moments of the fight, landing a few solid kicks on the former UFC champion. Rashad took control towards the end of the first round, taking Davis to the ground and working some ground-and-pound. Evans did more of the same in the subsequent rounds, cruising to the unanimous decision. With the win, Evans will finally get to settle the score with former teammate and current UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 145.
Chael Sonnen defeats Michael Bisping
Bisping put on the best performance of his MMA career, not giving Sonnen any easy takedowns and getting back to his feet when grounded. When separated, Bisping won the striking exchanges, winning the first two rounds on my scorecard. Sonnen made a comeback in the final round, finally getting Bisping to the ground and keeping him there. I scored the fight 29-28 for Bisping, but the Octagon-side judges thought differently, handing Sonnen the unanimous decision.
Chris Weidman defeats Demian Maia
Weidman stepped up to the plate at UFC on Fox 2, keeping his undefeated MMA record intact. Certainly wasn’t the most entertaining fight of the night, but Weidman did enough to impress the judges, holding his own in the standup with Maia, and scoring points with his takedowns. Maia actually looked like the better grappler when the fight hit the ground, but the BJJ specialist didn’t attempt any serious takedowns until the final round. By then, his gas tank was completely drained, and Weidman didn’t have any problems stuffing his shots. Weidman didn’t exactly win new fans with his performance against Maia at UFC on Fox 2, but he will climb up the UFC’s middleweight rankings.
Evan Dunham defeats Nik Lentz (TKO [doctor stoppage], round two)
Mike Russow defeats John Olav Einemo (unanimous decision)
Cub Swanson defeats George Roop (TKO, round two)
Charles Oliveira defeats Eric Wisely (calf slicer, round one)
Michael Johnson defeats Shane Roller (unanimous decision)
Lavar Johnson defeats Joey Beltran (KO, round one)
Chris Camozzi defeats Dustin Jacoby (guillotine choke, round three)