The UFC is back on SpikeTV and heading to the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington for the first time ever. As always, FiveOuncesofPain.com will bring you complete results including a round by round recap of all the live televised action.
The preliminary action kicks off at approximately 6:00 PM EST with three fights. At 7:30 PM EST fans can head over to Facebook for five free fights, and then, finally, at 10:00 PM EST the main card kicks off on Spike TV.
UFC Fight Night 24 is headlined by MMA veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira taking on up-and-coming wrestling standout Phil Davis is a light heavyweight show. The co-main event features two welterweights with KO power as Dan Hardy battles Anthony Johnson. Also on the card is a rematch of one of the most exciting fights of 2010 as Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung look to steal the show again in the nights opening contest.
PRELIMINARY CARD (Unaired)
Nik Lentz def. Waylon Lowe via Submission Round 3 (Guillotine Choke)
Aaron Simpson def. Mario Miranda via Unanimous Decision
Johny Hendricks def. Anthony “T.J.” Waldburger via TKO Round 1 (Punches)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook – 7:30 PM EST)
Christian Morecraft def. Sean McCorkle via Technical Submission Round 2 (Standing Guillotine Choke)
Michael McDonald def. Edwin Figueroa via Unanimous Decision
John Hathaway def. Kris McCray via Split Decision
Mackens Semerzier def. Alex Caceres via Submission Round 1 (Rear Naked Choke)
Mike Russow def. Jon Madsen via TKO Round 2 (Doctor Stoppage)
MAIN CARD (Spike TV – 10:00 PM EST)
Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung
Round One: Relatively slow start for these two. Both men trading leg kicks and right hands early. Garcia landing the harder punches but Jung holding his own. Jung finding a home for the right uppercut. Jung got a takedown, ended up in north-south and had an armbar but Garcia scrambled out. Jung landed a knee from the front face lock postion and Garcia went to his back with Jung on top. Jung got the back with 10 seconds left and pounded on Garcia until the bell sounded. Slow start but Jung picked it up at the end to take the round. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Jung.
Round Two: Another slow start with Jung landing the better punches until Garcia landed a flying knee. Garcia much more patient in this fight and trying to establish a jab. Jung landed a good knee to the head as Garcia ducked in. Jung landing a nice jab and continues to find a home for the right uppercut. Jung swept Garcia down with a leg kick as Garcia threw a body kick and got on top. Jung landed some good elbows from the guard and then got the back as Garcia tried to get up. Jung locked on a twister submission just as the second round was about to end and Garcia tapped out. A twister is essentially an abdominal stretch on the ground. Definitely a cool looking and rare submission.
Result: Chan Sung Jung def. Leonard Garcia via Submission Round 2 (Twister)
Amir Sadollah vs. DaMarques Johnson
Round One: Sadollah opened with leg kicks and then slipped throwing a head kick, which allowed Johnson to get on top and in side control. Sadollah was quickly up though. Johnson took a kick to the groin, shook it off, and fought on. Sadollah was landing a nice jab but Johnson got another takedown as Sadollah threw a push kick. Sadollah kept looking for a triangle but Johnson avoided it and landed some good elbows before Sadollah got to his feet. Sadollah knocked Johnson down with a jab as Johnson threw a kick but Johnson was right back up and initiated a clinch. Johnson landed a nice throw into side control but Sadollah was right back up again and Sadollah got a takedown. Sadollah ended the round on top, landing a right hand. Good round of action. Slight edge to Sadollah based on damage though. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Sadollah.
Round Two: Sadollah pressing forward early and he rocked Johnson with a knee and followed it up with a big flurry. Johnson hung in there though and fired right back with power punches. Johnson really started to load up on his punches this round and the pace of Sadollah appeared to be wearing on him. Sadollah stuffed a takedown, ended up on top, and landed a huge flurry. Sadollah got back side control on Johnson and landed some good knees to the body. Johnson got back up but Sadollah put him back down, mounted him, trapped his arm, and pounded on him with elbows until the ref stepped in.
Result: Amir Sadollah def. DaMarques Johnson via Submission Round 2 (Elbows)
Dan Hardy vs. Anthony Johnson
Round One: Both men throwing leg kicks early and then Johnson knocked down Hardy with a head kick, which Hardy seemed to block. Johnson pounced on him but Hardy got to his feet without taking much damage. Johnson put him right back down though. Johnson landed some good shots in the guard of Hardy but Hardy also did a nice job tying up the arm of Johnson. Hardy worked for a kimura but Johnson muscled out and into half guard. Hardy regained guard and tied up Johnson for the rest of the round. Good round for Johnson. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Johnson.
Round Two: Johnson got a quick takedown, which caused the crowd to groan. Hardy tried again for a kimura but Johnson escaped again. Johnson worked the body of Hardy before passing to half guard. Hardy regained guard but Johnson continued to stay active with short punches, mainly to the body. The ref stood them up with 30 seconds left. Johnson went for another takedown and after some resistance by Hardy, he managed to get it as the round ended. Controlling round for Johnson. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Johnson.
Round Three: Hardy went for a takedown but Johnson easily sprawled and put Hardy on his back. Hardy again tried to attack with the kimura but Johnson avoided it. Hardy got to his feet with Johnson on his back and then blocked a head kick by Johnson on the break. Johnson got another takedown and quickly got the back of Hardy. Hardy turned into mount, which allowed Johnson to go for an arm triangle. Johnson gave up on that and turned it into a neck crank but Hardy survived until the end of the round. Clean sweep for Johnson with this one being the most dominant for him. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Johnson and the fight 30-27 for Johnson.
Result: Anthony Johnson def. Dan Hardy via Unanimous Decision
Phil Davis vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Round One: Feeling out process early before Davis looked for a head kick that was blocked. Davis threw another head kick that jacked the jaw of Nogueira. Nogueira landed a right hand though, which caused Davis to go for a takedown. Nogueira stuffed the takedown though. Nogueira landed a straight left and then stuffed another takedown of Davis. Nogueira really looking for the left hand but just coming up short. Nogueira did clip Davis with the left as Davis through a kick though. Nogueira continued to stuff the takedowns of Davis. Nogueira continues to counter Davis with the hands every time Davis throws a kick. The round ends on the feet. Very strong round for Nogueira, stuffing the takedowns and finding a home with his straight punches. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Nogueira.
Round Two: Davis keeps looking for the head kick but Nogueira is getting his hands up. Nogueira continues to try and counter the kicks of Davis with straight punches. A lot missing by both men in this round. Nogueira easily shrugs off the takedown of Davis and then clips him with a left. Davis finally managed to get the takedown. Nogueira pushed him away though, but as he tried to get up, Davis got his back and in side control. Davis roughed up Nogueira with punches from that position and landed some good knees to the body as the round ended. Strong performance by Davis at the end to take the round. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Davis.
Round Three: Davis got a single leg takedown early. Nogueira tried to scramble up but Davis got his back. Nogueira smartly rolled into guard though. Davis moved to half guard but Nogueira pushed him away and got up. Nogueira landed a combo and then stuffed a takedown. Davis went for another one though and got it. Nogueira took limited damage on the ground but never really threatened with a submission attempt. Davis ended the round on top. Not a great round but the two takedowns should give it to Davis. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Davis and the fight 29-28 for Davis.
Result: Phil Davis def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via Unanimous Decision