For the first time ever, UFC goes live on FX with a fight card that is sure to deliver fireworks. Coming to us live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, it’s UFC on FX 1. As always, FiveOuncesOfPain.com will provide complete results including a round by round of all the in ring action. Even better, we will have a live presence in the venue on media row for the first time in the site’s history!
Things kick off at 6PM EST on FuelTV with the preliminary card and then the main card goes live on FX at 9PM EST.
The inaugural UFC event on FX is headlined by top lightweight contenders Jim Miller and Melvin Guillard, both of whom are looking to get back to their winning ways after stumbling in their last bouts. In the co-main event, welterweight scrappers Duane Ludwig and Josh Neer do battle Plus, in the heavyweight division, Pat Barry takes on Christian Morecraft.
PRELIMINARY CARD (FuelTV)
Nick Denis vs. Joseph Sandoval
Round One: Denis comes out firing and and tagging up Sandoval. Denis grabs him behind the head and elbows him until he goes down. Quick finish, exciting, and brutal.
Result: Nick Denis def. Joseph Sandoval via KO Round 1 (Elbows)
Daniel Pineda vs. Pat Schilling
Round One: Pineda getting the better of the exchanges early, landing some good leg kicks and hooks. Pineda gets a takedown and immediately moves into mount, where he pounds on Schilling and forces him to give up the back. Schilling stands with Pineda on his back, which allows Pineda to sink in the rear naked choke and gets the tap out. Impressive stuff by Pineda.
Result: Daniel Pineda def. Pat Schilling via Submission Round 1 (Rear Naked Choke)
Fabricio Camoes vs. Tom Hayden
Round One: Some swinging and missing early, followed by stuffed takedowns from both men. They stalemate in a scramble before regaining their feet. Hayden eats a knee going for a takedown, completes it, and then lets Camoes back up. The end up back on the ground with Hayden in guard but Camoes sweeps him and ends up on top. Camoes pounds away and then gets the back on a scramble. Camoes works hard and eventually sinks in the rear naked choke. Hayden taps just as he’s going out cold. Good fight with a nice finish.
Result: Fabricio Camoes def. Tom Hayden via Submission Round 1 (Rear Naked Choke)
Charlie Brenneman vs. Daniel Roberts
Round One: Roberts pressing forward early but he runs right into a takedown. Roberts tries or a guillotine but Brenneman won’t let him gain guard before popping his head out. Brenneman passes to the mounted crucifix and lands some short punches before Roberts finally gets his arm free. The crowd begins to boo as Brenneman remains in side control but doesn’t do much damage. Roberts gets guard and finally gets to his feet but Brenneman put him right back down as the round ends. Dominant 10-9 round for Brenneman.
Round Two: Brenneman blocks a head kick and then secures another takedown into half guard. Brenneman passes to side control, gets the mounted crucifix again, and rains down punches. Roberts escapes and gets guard. After a stalemate, the ref stands them up. Roberts sprawls on a single leg attempt and tries to work for a kimura but ends up switching to an a reverse triangle. Brenneman survives to the horn though. Roberts made it close at the end, but still lost the round 10-9.
Round Three: Another early takedown for Brenneman into side control. Roberts gets guard and the ref stands them up. Roberts tries for a takedown, but it’s easily stuffed and Brenneman ends up on top and in guard. Roberts goes for a kimura, but Brenneman passes to side control and the round ends. Brenneman takes the third as well 10-9 and the fight 30-27, but his performance left a lot to be desired.
Result: Charlie Brenneman def. Daniel Roberts via Unanimous Decision
Kamal Shalorus vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Round One: They clinch early with neither man getting the advantage before breaking. Shalorus throwing his usual wild hooks but not connecting while Nurmagomedov is looking to counter with the left. Shalorus stuffs a takedown but gets dropped with a left on the way up. Nurmagomedov tries hard to finish on the ground but Shalorus does a good job moving and surviving. Shalorus ends up back on his feet but he’s still wobbled. Both men throw wildly and more or less miss. Nurmagomedov ends the round with a couple of good punches. Exciting round of action that goes to Nurmagomedov, 10-9.
Round Two: Nurmagomedov gets a takedown early but doesn’t do much with it, so the ref stands them up. Nurmagomedov wastes little time on the feet though and gets another takedown, but doesn’t do much with this one either so the ref stands them up again. Nurmagomedov lands some good punches at the end of the round. Definitely didn’t have the excitement of the first, but Nurmagomedov takes it 10-9.
Round Three: Shalorus tries an early takedown but it’s stuffed. Nurmagomedov goes for a takedown and Shalorus grabs a guillotine, but Nurmagomedov escapes and stays on top. Nurmagomedov excellently passes to mount and sinks on a rear naked choke as Shalorus is trying to give up his back. Shalorus taps out. Great performance by Nurmagomedov.
Result: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Kamal Shalorus via Submission Round 3 (Rear Naked Choke)
Jorge Rivera vs. Eric Schafer
Round One: Schafer gets an early takedown and moves to half guard. Rivera pushes off and gets to his feet but Schafer stays on him in the clinch before putting him back down. Schafer works to improve his position on top, but doesn’t do a ton of damage. Rivera sweeps him with just over 10 seconds left in the round, but Schafer immediately looks for a shoulder lock as the round ends. Not exciting but effective for Schafer who takes it 10-9.
Round Two: Schafer fails going for an early takedown and Rivera punishes him with some good punches. Rivera has Schafer trapped against the cage, pounding away, and the ref steps in to stop it. Great moment for Rivera, who retires a winner.
Result: Jorge Rivera def. Eric Schaffer via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
MAIN CARD (FX)
Christian Morecraft vs. Pat Barry
Round One: Morecraft takes the fight to the ground off a leg kick. Morecraft moves into mount but Barry powers up to his feet. Barry working the jab and stuffs a takedown. Morecraft tries another takedown and Barry tries to defend with a guillotine but ends up on his back. Morecraft right into mount again. Barry tries to use the cage to escape but ends up giving up his back. Morecraft tries for an armbar but Barry steps over and escapes. Great sequence. Barry clips Morecraft with a left that drops him. A couple more punches on the ground and Morecraft is out cold. Big win for Barry.
Result: Pat Barry def. Christian Morecraft via KO Round 1 (Strikes)
Jared Papazian vs. Mike Easton
Round One: Both men grab a half plum to start and just swing away on each other. Easton puts a stop to that by putting Papazian against the cage. They trade positions in the clinch, but neither man gains a good advantage, leading to a break. Easton throwing with a lot of power but not quite connecting clean. He’s winning all the exchanges though. Easton throws a knee but gets tagged with a right. Easton doing a good job going to the body and then the head. They end the round the same way they started, swinging away in the clinch. Good round of action with a 10-9 edge going to Easton based on damage and control on the feet.
Round Two: Papazian opens with a nice flurry, followed by a counter on a leg kick. Papazian now finding his range and countering well. Another good exchange won by Papazian, who is doing a good job getting out quicker this round. Easton comes back wit a kick followed by a straight right though, which has Papazian clinching to slow things down. Easton lands some good knees in the clinch before they’re separated by the ref. Papazian wins another exchange and then clinches again. Easton gets a takedown into half guard and then moves to side control but Papazian gets to his feet. Papazian tries for a late round takedown, but Easton stuffs it and ends up on top. Close round, but I’m going 10-9 to Papazian. His striking was cleaner and Easton didn’t do anything with the takedowns.
Round Three: Some big exchanges to open the round and Easton appeared to be wobbled. He stayed upright though and clinched, although Papazian quickly turned it around. Easton lands a knee to the groin, which causes a short break, but he fights on. Easton goes for a takedown but Papazian stuffs it. Both men content on just standing in front of each other and punching one another in the face. Papazian continues to land the cleaner and more damaging blows. Easton looks for a knee but Papazian comes back with an elbow in the clinch. Papazian having good success with the uppercut-hook combo. Easton clinches and looks for some more knees but Papazian avoids them and slows things down. They break and get back to trading leather, with Papazian still winning the exchanges. Easton stuffs a last second takedown attempt. Very entertaining fight. I give the last round 10-9 to Papazian and the fight 29-28 to Papazian. Could go either way though.
Result: Mike Easton def. Jared Papazian via Majority Decision
Duane Ludwig vs. Josh Neer
Round One: Ludwig catches Neer early with a couple of punches, so Neer clinches up. Ludwig frees up though and they get back to trading. Ludwig landing the cleaner strikes, even connecting with a punch that knows the mouthpiece of Neer out. Ludwig has scored with some very good knees to the body. Neer works hard for a single, eats plenty of punches, but eventually gets Ludwig down. As Ludwig tries to get to his feet, Neer locks on a guillotine, pulls guard, and chokes Ludwig unconscious. Nice submission win for Neer.
Result: Josh Neer def. Duane Ludwig via Technical Submission Round 1 (Guillotine)
Melvin Guillard vs. Jim Miller
Round One: Miller gets clipped throwing a kick and goes down. Guillard tries to finish but Miller grabs a single. Guillard fights off the takedown attempt and lands a knee. Guillard using his speed to get in and out with his strikes. Guillard throws a flying knee but Miller uses it to score a takedown. Miller gets the back on a scramble and immediately looks for the choke. He sinks it in and Guillard taps out. Fun fight while it lasted.
Result: Jim Miller def. Melvin Guillard via Submission Round One (Rear Naked Choke)