The UFC is back on the military base for the first time since December 2009 to fight for the men and women who fight for our freedom everyday. The event comes to us live from Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas and as always, FiveOuncesofPain.com will provide live results including a round by round recap of all the live televised action.
Remember that tonight’s event is serving as a fundraiser for Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a charity that provides support for U.S. families that have lost a loved one during their time of service, for military personnel wounded during battle, and veterans returning home. If you would like to donate to the charity you can do so by visiting FightfortheTroops.com at any point during tonights event.
The preliminary fights are scheduled to kick off around 6 PM EST then at 7 PM EST, streaming live on Facebook.com/UFC, will be four preliminary fights. Finally at 9 PM EST on SpikeTV the main portion of the card gets underway.
UFC Fight for the Troops 2 is headlined by lightweight contenders Evan Dunham and Melvin Guillard battling it out in hopes of moving up the crowded lightweight ladder. The co-main event features Matt Mitrione trying to remain unbeaten in his MMA career against the very tough Tim Hague. Also on the card is an important featherweight showdown between Mark Hominick, trying to earn a UFC Featherweight Title shot, taking on teammate George Roop.
Here is a complete rundown of UFC Fight for the Troops 2 results as they unfold
Chris Cariaso def. Will Campuzano via Unanimous Decision
Charlie Brenneman def. Amilcar Alves via Unanimous Decision
Waylon Lowe def. Willamy Freire via Unanimous Decision
Rani Yahya def. Mike Brown via Unanimous Decision
DaMarques Johnson def. Mike Guymon via Submission Round 1 (Body Triangle)
Yves Edwards def. Cody McKenzie via Submission Round 2 (Rear Naked Choke)
Cole Miller vs. Matt Wiman
Round One: All on the feet early with both men landing some good punches. Wiman had a lot of success with leg kicks and the right uppercut while Miller was constantly looking to land his right hand. Wiman was also the more aggressive on the two. Miller did a nice job tying Wiman up and landing good knees to the body. Miller tried to pull guard but Wiman slammed him down, got on top, and landed some good ground and pound from the half guard. Wiman even landed a Sakuraba double chop when he was standing in the guard of Miller. Good round for Wiman both on the feet and on the ground. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Wiman.
Round Two: Wiman caught a knee early, shoved Miller to the ground, and got on top. Miller ended up scrambling to his feet without taking too much damage though. Wiman continued to push a strong pace on the feet and he even dropped Miller with a knee before landing some big shots on the ground, including another double chop. Miller kept trying to push Wiman away but Wiman stayed on him with strikes. Wiman never made it past half guard but he landed a lot of blows from the guard of Miller while Miller offered very little offense from his back. Dominating round for Wiman. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Wiman.
Round Three: Wiman really pressed the action on the feet and forced Miller into a desperation takedown, which Wiman stuffed by grabbing a guillotine and ending up on top of Miller. Wiman continued to rough up Miller on the ground with elbows and heavy punches while standing in the guard of Miller. Miller’s only offense was to try for a leg lock but Wiman easily pulled out of them before he was in any real danger. Wiman managed to get the back of Miller with about 30 seconds remaining and he tried hard to finish but time ended up running out. Another great round for Wiman and that should be a shut out. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Wiman and the fight 30-27 for Wiman.
Result: Matt Wiman def. Cole Miller via Unanimous Decision
Pat Barry vs. Joey Beltran
Round One: A slow start on the feet led to a long clinch situation where Beltran tried for a takedown, couldn’t complete it, but did land some knees to the legs before the ref broke them. Barry landed some nice leg kicks but Beltran pressed forward, landed a nice flurry, and then put Barry up against the cage again where he continued to grind out Barry with dirty boxing and short knees to the legs. Beltran ended up catching Barry with a knee to the groin, which caused a short break but the action did resume but nothing happened as the round ended and the crowd booed. Beltran turned the fight into a clinch contest, where he did well for himself and based on the control in the clinch and short flurries, he took the round. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Beltran.
Round Two: Barry opened up the round with a nice leg kick and then tried some head kicks but Beltran blocked them. Beltran tried to brawl with Barry but Barry showed better movement early and countered with kicks. Beltran managed to catch Barry with another flurry, which he used to clinch, and control Barry against the cage and land some footstomps before the ref broke them. Barry continued to land some big leg kicks that had Beltran limping. Then Barry opened up more on the feet, landed a nice head kicks, and some uppercuts. Beltran hung tough and fired back despite essentially being on one leg and even landed a bunch of nice flurries on Barry, who just tried cruising the rest of the round. Close round. Barry did more damage with kicks but Beltran had more of an output and aggressiveness. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Beltran.
Round Three: Barry again came out strong with leg kicks but Beltran kept taking them and pushing forward with strikes. Beltran landed some good body shots before clinching and putting Barry against the cage to control and rough him up. Beltran did very well with dirty boxing against the cage, landing a lot of uppercuts as Barry tried covering up. Barry tried pushing away and landing kicks but couldn’t connect flush. Barry landed some more sharp leg kicks but accidentally poked Beltran in the eye as he tried pushing away. Beltran took his time to recover and decided to fight on. Beltran caught the kick of Barry but Barry landed a flying knee that dropped Beltran. Barry tried punching the knee of Beltran on the ground, ended up going to full mount, but then got up and allowed Beltran up. Beltran gutted out the final few moments but took some more leg kicks as the round ended. Great round for Barry and he almost had Beltran finished. Really depends on the 2nd round scoring and if any judge gave Barry a 10-8 in the last round. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Barry but the fight 29-28 for Beltran.
Result: Pat Barry def. Joey Beltran via Unanimous Decision
Mark Hominick vs. George Roop
Round One: Roop was moving well early and keeping Hominick at bay with his reach but Hominick clipped and dropped Roop, which really changed the momentum of the fight. Hominick continued to tag Roop with the right straight and then dropped him with a left hook. Hominick landed one punch on the ground before the ref stopped it. It looked to be a little early as Roop didn’t look out but when he stood and tried to walk, he stumbled badly and had to be held up by Hominick.
Result: Mark Hominick def. George Roop via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Matt Mitrione vs. Tim Hague
Round One: Mitrione opened up with some heavy leg kicks and good movement. Hague tried a takedown after catching a kick from Mitrione but Mitrione stuffed it and broke away from the clinch. Mitrione dropped Hague with a left straight but Hague was quickly up. Mitrione dropped Hague with another left straight before pounding Hague out on the ground and forcing the ref to stop the fight.
Result: Matt Mitrione def. Tim Hague via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Evan Dunham vs. Melvin Guillard
Round One: Guillard landed a big right hand early that forced Dunham to go for a takedown. Guillard fought it off but Dunham eventually wrestled him down. Guillard took no damage on the ground before working his way up and tagging Dunham with some short punches. Guillard dropped Dunham with another big right, stuffed a desperation takedown, landed a huge knee, followed by another, and forced the referee to stop the fight. The last knee may have been illegal as Dunham had a knee on the ground but Dunham looked out on his feet.
Result: Melvin Guillard def. Evan Dunham by TKO Round 1 (Strikes)