Welcome to FiveOuncesofPain’s live coverage of UFC Fight Night 33: “Hunt vs. Bigfoot”, which is taking place in Brisbane, Australia. In the main event, New Zealand slugger Mark Hunt looks to get back on track against the Brazilian behemoth Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, while in the co-main, the legendary Mauricio “Shogun” Rua takes on up-and-coming Kiwi James Te-Huna.
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Alex Garcia vs. Ben Wall
Wall comes out early with a leg kick, Garcia lands a short left hook. Wall goes for a takedown but doesn’t get it. Garcia hits Wall with a few uppercuts and Wall is down and out.
Result: Alex Garcia def. Ben Wall via knock-out at :43 of round 1.
FOX Sports 2 Prelims
Krzysztof Jotko vs. Bruno Santos
They touch gloves and Santos takes the center of the cage. Santos throws a body kick and keeps controlling the center. Jotko has his back to the cage for the first minute. Jotko comes in with a jab and counters another body kick from Santos. Santos shoots in for a takedown and has Jotko pressed against the fence. Jotko gets the trip takedown on Santos and ends up in half guard. They get back up and Jatko looks for another trip, but Santos gets him down from the clinch and they’re back up against the fence, working in the clinch. Both guys working to the get the other to the mat, Santos shoots for a double leg, briefly gets Jatko down and they’re back up against the fence with a minute left in the first round. The referee separates the two with 15 seconds left and the Santos shoots for another double leg as the round ends.
I score it 10-9 Santos.
Similar start the second as in the first, Santos controls the center and they end up against the fence jockeying for position in the clinch. They break apart and Santos is controlling the center again, looking to land a big shot, not really working any combinations. Jatko lands a straight left and Santos shoots in again and they end up back against the fence. Santos has Jatko pressed against the cage and continues to try to take this one to the mat. Crowd starts booing. Jatko drops Santos with a short left as the round comes to a close.
20-18 Santos overall
Jatko takes the center of the cage at the start of the third. Santos backs him up and lands a straight right. Jatko comes in with a combo but Santos moves out of the way. Jatko has Santos against the fence and then gets reversed and picked up for a huge takedown by Santos. Santos ends up in full guard with Jatko throwing punches off of his back. Santos is too strong for Jatko here. Santos passes into side control and goes for a rear-naked choke. Jatko escapes and ends up in Santos’ guard. Jatko throws some short elbows that land, postures up and lands some punches to the body and head. Santos holding onto Jatko from the botton and Jatko ends the round on top.
29-28 Santos on my unofficial scorecard.
Result: Krzyzstof Jatko def. Bruno Santos by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27).
Justin Scoggins vs. Richie Vaculik
Scoggins comes out quick with a side kick to Vaculik. Scoggins gets Vaculik to the ground and moves him to the fence in half guard. Vaculik gets back to his feet but Scoggins goes for a takedown and throws a right hook that drops Vaculik, and winds up back in half guard. Vaculik again manages to get back to a standing position but Scoggins is glued to him. Scoggins lands a hard short elbow and gets another takedown. We’re back against the fence with Scoggins in half guard. Scoggins isn’t leaving any space in between himself and Vaculik. With 30 seconds left, Vaculik goes for the arm but gives up his back and Scoggins rains down some punches and the referee Steve Perceval stops the fight. Crowd boos Scoggins who picks up a TKO victory.
Result: Justin Scoggins def. Richie Vaculik by TKO at 4:43 of round 1.
Caio Magalhaes vs. Nick Ring
Ring jabs at air to start the fight. They exchange kicks to the head and body, and Ring places his finger right in the eye of Magalhaes. Action stops briefly but is restarted and Ring throws a job and Magalhaes lands a leg kick. They end up in the clinch and Ring lands some knees to the body and Magalhaes lands one as they separate. Magalhaes goes for a takedown but Ring sprawls and they are against the fence. Magalhaes working some knees to the body and Ring lands some huge knees to the body of Magalhaes. More knees in the clinch from Ring. Ring goes for a single and Magalhaes grabs some fence but still gets taken down. Ring lands some elbows from half guard. Magalhaes grabs the leg and goes for a heel hook but Ring rolls out and gets it back standing. Magalhaes throws a combination and Ring shoots again and gets him down briefly with 20 seconds left in the round. They get back up and Magalhaes throws and misses a head kick as the round ends.
I score the first round 10-9 Ring.
Ring is in control of the center to start the round, Magalhaes throwing some overhand rights and shoots for a takedown but Ring sprawls out and Magalhaes goes for a guillotine attempt that Ring gets out of quickly. Ring has Magalhaes’ arm in a crucifix, and lands some short elbows from side control. Magalhaes reverses and gets Ring on his back. He’s able to keep Ring down and throw some small punches to the head and body. Ring is working from the bottom to get back to his feet from butterfly guard but Magalhaes is keeping him on the mat. Ring looks for a triangle but Magalhaes ends the round on top and lands a few more punches.
19-19 overall on my unofficial scorecard.
Third round starts with such little action that the ref claps and says ‘fight’ to get this thing moving 30 seconds in. Ring is working an outside jab and Magalhaes comes in and misses a big overhand, Ring counters with a leg kick. Both guys look tired at this point. Magalhaes hurts Ring with a combination, Ring shoots in and Magalhaes ends up on top. Ref stands up the fighters and Ring immediately shoots in again for another takedown. Magalhaes sprawls and knees Ring to the body while Ring still works the single leg. Not a lot left in the tank of either of these guys. Referee Cameron Quinn stops the action a second time and Ring repeats the single leg takedown to a hail of boos from the Brisbane crowd. Magalhaes lands some short hammerfists to the head of Ring whilst sprawling to defend a takedown as the round ends.
I score this one 29-28 Magalhaes.
Result: Caio Magalhaes def. Nick Ring by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Nam Phan
Mizugaki comes out with a jab and both guys are looking for combos right away. Mizugaki lands a left uppercut and they trade hard left hooks and right hands. Both guys landing hard shots. Mizugaki is landing more often but is getting hit on the way in. He gets Phan down against the cage and Nam gets up to his feet but Mizugaki lands some hard right hands, and another right lands on Phan as they separate. These two are content to trade in the pocket and both land more shots and Mizugaki gets another takedown three minutes into the round. Phan gets back up and its back to a boxing match. Mizugaki lands a right hand and a left hook to the body. Mizugaki is clearly winning the striking exchange, Phan eats a very loud body shot. A fast paced first round ends with more body shots from Mizugaki.
Mizugaki wins the early striking exchange and drops Phan with a huge left and swarms on him with hooks and elbows. He’s pouring it on here and Phan survives! He was in trouble there but he shook it off but Mizugaki continues to land crisp shots while Phan can’t do much more than avoid a small percentage of them. Mizugaki looks a bit tired out from the volume he just threw, but is still landing on Phan with jabs and left hooks. Mizugaki gets Phan against the fence and picks him up for a double leg. Phan gets up quickly and lands one to the body. Phan turns it up slightly towards the end of the round.
Mizugaki comes in with a left jab and leg kick, and Phan is trying to use his movement to avoid the shots of Mizugaki and lands a left hand and eats a body shot from Mizugaki. Phan lands a few combinations by using angles against the visibly slowed Mizugaki. Mizugaki goes for a takedown, Phan grabs on for a kimura and the Mizugaki gets out of it and eats a big left hand from Nam Phan. He goes for a takedown but doesnt get it as Pahn opens up his striking game and has Mizugaki hurt. Nam Phan turning it up here and lands two left hooks to the body. Mizugaki fires back with an uppercut to Phan and they exchange combinations. With two minutes left Mizugaki appears to have found some energy. He goes for a takedown with a minute left but Phan sprawls out. Mizugaki lands a combination and Phan counters with a left hand. They end the fight swinging.
29-28 Mizugaki on my unofficial scorecard.
Result: Takeya Mizugaki def. Nam Phan by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-28).
FOX Sports 1 Main Card
Bethe Correia vs. Julie Kedzie
Kedzie lands a kick to the body as they both try to time each others strikes. Correia lands an inside leg kick and Kedzie lands a front kick. Kedzie eats a few punches from Correia and fires a teep kick. Correia looking for a big shot and Kedzie looking to use movement and land combinations. Kedzie tries for a spinning back fist but Correia counters and pushes Kedzie against the fence. A big left hook from Correia lands and Kedzie misses a spinning back kick. Correia clinches Kedzie and holds her up against the fence. Foot stomps by the Brazilian and a right hand lands on Kedzie as they break apart. Thirty seconds left and Correia is controlling the center of the cage. She slips briefly but gets back up and lands a double leg takedown on Kedzie against the fence to end the first round.
The second round starts with a high kick from Kedzie that Correia checks. Correia looking again to land a big shot and misses a few left hooks. Kedzie is moving her head and using her kicks to keep Correia at distance. Correia trying to make her way in with a jab but Kedzie is the quicker of the two and is avoiding them. Kedzie lands another teep to the midsection and Correia comes in and clinches against the fence. Correia lands a right and Kedzie clinches and lands a knee to the body. They separate and Kedzie lands a spinning back kick on Correia. Correia shoots in for a double leg and Kedzie gets the underhook and has her back against the fence. More footstomps from Correia and knees to the body as the round ends.
Correia counters a combo from Kedzie with a nice right hand. Kedzie lands a straight right. Correia is looking to go to the body with combinations. Kedzie misses a headkick. Correia lands a few more and is backing Kedzie up more than in the previous two rounds. She gets Kedzie to the ground and moves her up against the fence. Kedzie looking to cage walk but Correia keeps her down. She takes Kedzies back but Kedzie escapes and they’re back to standing. A minute and 30 left in the fight and Correia is back to looking to land the big shot. Kedzie is avoiding most of Correia’s punches and the fight ends with a hard side kick from Kedzie and a flurry of punches from both women.
I score this fight 29-28 for Bethe Correia.
Result: Bethe Correia def. Julie Kedzie by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29).
Dylan Andrews vs. Clint Hester
Hester throws a few jabs and a leg kick and lands a huge right hand. Andrews lands a jab. Big overhand right from Hester misses and he is throwing big punches. Andrews gets a body lock takedown and winds up in Hester’s half guard. He lands some punches to the body as Hester keeps him tied up from the bottom. Hester tries to get back up and Andrews goes for a guillotine but Hester escapes and is in Andrews’ half guard with a minute left in the round. Andrews gets back to his feet and takes Hester down again briefly. Another takedown from Andrews as the round ends.
I score this round 10-9 Andrews.
Hester lands an inside leg kick and goes for a big overhand and Andrews attempts a single leg but Hester pushes him off. Andrews now looking for some leg kicks. Andrews lands a big counter right hand, but Hester bull rushes him into a takedown and lands a big elbow from half guard. Hester lands more punches. More hard elbows to the face of Andrews as Hester works some good ground and pound. Crowd boos a bit as the action slows. Hester winds up in side control, they separate and Hester lands a huge uppercut on Andrews. Andrews is bleeding from his left eye. He’s got his hands down and looks tired. Hester controls the center of the cage as the round ends.
10-9 Hester on my card,
Andrews dislocated his shoulder in round 2 and the fight is stopped between rounds.
Result: Clint Hester def. Dylan Andrews by TKO at 5:00 of round 2.
Pat Barry vs. Soa Palelei
Palelei starts with a takedown attempt, Barry gets underhooks and creates some distance and misses a huge headkick. Palelei grabs a big takedown after Barry went for a knee. Barry grabs a kimura but Palelei gets free of it and stays on top of Barry in half guard. Palelei gets full mount and unleashes a storm of punches that puts Barry out cold!
Result: Soa Palelei def. Pat Barry by knock out at 2:09 of round 1.
Ryan Bader vs. Anthony Perosh
Both guys looking for an early knockout at the onset of this one. Bader gets Perosh in a clinch then drops him and lands a few right hands. Perosh gets back up and Bader lands a huge uppercut that clearly hurts Perosh. Perosh running in for a combination and eats another shot from Bader. Perosh stumbles and Bader lands a huge elbow from half guard up against the fence. Perosh tries to roll out but Bader keeps him down. They get back to the feet with a minute and thirty on the clock. Perosh runs in for another 1-2-1 and Bader gets another takedown. Bader lands some big elbows from half guard. Huge diving punch from Bader cuts Perosh and another loud short elbow hits Perosh as the round ends.
I scored round 1 10-9 Bader.
Perosh opens up with an inside leg kick while Bader lands a jab. Perosh shoots for a takedown that gets reversed by Bader who has Perosh again on the mat against the fence. Bader passes into side control and lands a knee to the body of Perosh. More short elbows from Bader and another big diving left hand. Bader is dominating Perosh on the ground in this round. More short elbows and body punches from Bader as the round winds down. The round ends with Bader on top of a bloodied and battered Anthony Perosh.
10-8 round for Bader
Round three opens up with some combination attempts from Perosh and a takedown from Bader. Bader again lands elbows on Perosh on the ground. Perosh is trying to cage walk but Bader is unrelenting and keeps him down and lands in side control. Bader’s pressure is winning him this fight. Bader turns it up and pours on a barrage of punches against the fence and on the ground that almost ends the fight. Bader’s forearm is bloodied from being pressed against Perosh’s face, which at this point has been opened up in several places. Thirty seconds left and Bader keeps the punches coming and is teeing off on Perosh as the fight ends.
Another 10-8 on my scorecard for Bader
30-25 Bader overall
Result: Ryan Bader def. Anthony Perosh by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26).
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. James Te-Huna
Shogun opens with a leg kick, Te Huna goes in for a takedown but covers up as Shogun sprawls and throws an overhand right. Te Huna throws a left and Shogun counters with a left hook that knocks Te Huna out cold!
Result: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua def. James Te Huna by knock out at 1:03 of round 1.
Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva
Bigfoot opens up with a leg kick, both men are weary of the knockout power of the other. Another oblique kick from Bigfoot. Hunt throws a right that misses and Bigfoot trips on the circle out. Bigfoot lands a combination. Headkick attempt from Bigfoot misses as he alternates his stance. They exchange punches and Bigfoot drops Hunt. He’s able to recover and they are back in the middle of the octagon. Hunt lands a leg kick. Bigfoot lands a front kick followed by a right hand. Hunt rushes in for a combination but Bigfoot counters with a takedown attempt. Hunt reverses it and presses Bigfoot against the fence as they clinch up. They separate and Bigfoot lands a body kick as the round draws to a close.
10-9 Silva on my score card
Bigfoot looking for the front kick at the start of the round. Hunt has his hands low and is looking for a big shot. Bigfoot lands a body kick and is keeping Hunt at bay. Another front kick attempt from Silva followed by a combination and a takedown attempt that Hunt defends. Spinning back kick attempt by Silva misses. A big swing by Silva misses and Hunt lands a big right hand. Hunt lands a good body kick on Silva and checks one from Bigfoot. Bigfoot lands a leg kick that hurt Hunt. Hunt’s limping from the leg kick as the round ends.
20-18 overall for Silva.
Hunt gets a takedown and Bigfoot grabs the fence hard to get back up. Another front kick by Silva. Bigfoot goes for a trip takedown but Hunt defends and has Bigfoot up against the fence. Knees to the body by Silva and a headkick to Hunt lands as they separate. Hunt still wobbly from the leg kicks, lands a right hand on Bigfoot who tries to counter with a huge hook and Hunt gets Bigfoot back against the fence in the clinch. Hunt lands a huge right hand as they separate and follows up with another one that sends Silva backwards to the mat. Hunt lands some elbows to the head of Silva on the ground and has Silva flat on his back. Hunt lands some hammerfists and elbows form half guard and Hunt finishes the round raining down elbows.
29-28 Silva overall.
Bigfoot is very tired at the start of the fourth round. Hunt backs him up against the fence and Bigfoot throws some huge hooks and tries for a takedown but Hunt reverses it and gets a takedown of his own. Bigfoot gets back to his feet and separates. He throws another leg kick and eats a set of huge elbows from Hunt and now they’re exchanging. Bigfoot rocks Hunt but Hunt fires back. Bigfoot gets Hunt down and is wailing on him. Full mount for Silva and he throws everything but the kitchen sink at Hunt. Huge hammerfists, with thirty seconds left form Bigfoot. Hunt is cut and getting hurt badly, but makes it out of the round.
39-37 Silva overall
Theyre both throwing bombs right out of the gate. Hunts tired and has his hands down. Theyre going shot for shot but Hunt is landing the better shots. Hunt is barely standing but hes still landing hard shots flush to the face of Bigfoot Silva, who himself is exhausted. Hunt tees off on Bigfoot and Bigfoot tries to clinch. The referee calls time as a cut on the face of Bigfoot looks bad and needs to be looked at by the doctor. Doctor says he’s good and they continue. Hunt still teeing off on Silva who’s just standing there eating shots. These guys can barely left their arms but are still trying to put each other away. Silvas face is battered with just over a minute left in the fight. Hunt pressed Silva against the fence but Bigfoot fires a knee from the clinch. The fight goes the distance as both men empty their gas tanks on each other.
I score this fight 49-46 Silva