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UFC 142: Preview and analysis

The UFC returns to the Brazil on Sunday for the first time since the much lauded UFC 134 back in August. This will probably be the first show of many for the Brazilian fans this year, with the success of UFC 134 spawning a Brazilian version of The Ultimate Fighter as well as talk of […]

Noke trying to overwhelm Craig early. If Craig gets through this could get interesting.

UFC Sydney: Alves vs Kampmann, flyweights live blog

Noke comes out to Land Down Under… win.

UFC Sydney: Alves vs Kampmann, flyweights live blog

That pre-fight package wasn’t too flattering to Andrew Craig. His shadow-boxing was Mark Coleman-esque.

UFC Sydney: Alves vs Kampmann, flyweights live blog

Waldburger loves Australia… a lot.

UFC Sydney: Alves vs Kampmann, flyweights live blog

Looks like there will be some competition for Submission of the Night tonight.

UFC Sydney: Alves vs Kampmann, flyweights live blog

ROUND 1 – Fighters come out circling, Hecht pumps his jab and attempts a front kick. Big leg kick by Waldburger folowed by a nice overhand right by Hecht. A few more punches by Waldburger, he seems the more relaxed of the two. Big takedown by Waldburger who grabs an arm from the back and starts cranking an arm bar! Huge amount of leverage, insane from Waldburger and he gets the tap. Amazing stuff from Waldburger!
Anthony Waldburger defs. Jake Hecht via submission (armbar) at :55 of round one!

UFC Sydney: Alves vs Kampmann, flyweights live blog

In the battle of walkout music we have Hecht’s Eminem against Waldburger’s AC/DC. I’ll let you guess who the crowd favours.

UFC Sydney: Alves vs Kampmann, flyweights live blog

Coming up next we have TJ Waldburger vs. Jake Hecht.

Hecht is having his second fight in the UFC after stopping Rich Attonito with some standing elbow strikes in his debut. Waldburger is having his fourth fight, having gone 2-1 with a notable KO defeat to surging welterweight Johnny Hendricks.

UFC Sydney: Alves vs Kampmann, flyweights live blog

Very clinical from Pineda.

UFC Sydney: Alves vs Kampmann, flyweights live blog

Woah! Pineda knocks Semerzier down and jumps onto a mounted triangle! Semerzier fights but Pineda switches to an armbar and Da Menace is forced to tap.

UFC Sydney: Alves vs Kampmann, flyweights live blog

Semerzier is already ahead on walk in music.

UFC Sydney: Alves vs Kampmann, flyweights live blog

Mackens Semerzier vs. Daniel Pineda up now. Mackens looked like he was made for great things when he submitted Wagnney Fabiano in his first fight for the WEC but has mixed results since then. Pineda is taking the fight on short notice after Robert Peralta pulled out.

UFC Sydney: Alves vs Kampmann, flyweights live blog

Oli gets a big hand from the crowd as he walks past press row. Dude has a chin on him.

UFC Sydney: Alves vs Kampmann, flyweights live blog

The replay is pretty impressive. Jordan pretty much kneed him from one side of the cage to the other.

UFC Sydney: Alves vs Kampmann, flyweights live blog

Huge knees from Jordan and thats it. Brutal stuff at the end there. Great showing by Jordan.

UFC Sydney: Alves vs Kampmann, flyweights live blog

Big names doesn’t always equal exciting fights. This event has sleeper written all over it and it should prove to be exciting as hell.

Sydney UFC: Excitement despite lack of big names

This card is really all about the flyweights. If you thought watching bantamweights looked like MMA on fast forward its going to be nothing to the flyweights. Should end up resembling a looney toons brawl.

UFC Sydney: Preview and analysis

And I’d keep the live blog going but my television has officially lost 7mate. Could be that storm that is circling around outside.

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

Official Scorecards:

116-111
117-110
120-107

For the winner and still WBA Super Bantamweight Champion, ANSELMO MORENO

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

ROUND 12 – DARCHINYAN vs. MORENO

Last round. Darchinyan needs the KO. Nice left by Vic who is definitely hunting for it. Looks to land big but its a push and Moreno ends up on his back. Ruled a push. Darchinyan coming on. Moreno staying away. A minute left. Probably a Vic round so far but Moreno just seems to be preserving his lead. Not a smart idea when you known how kooky judges are. But this would be some kind of robbery if theyt took it off him. Moreno just evading to the bell.

10-9 Vic makes it

115-112 Moreno on my cards. Wasn’t that close of a fight in my opinion.

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

ROUND 11 – DARCHINYAN vs. MORENO

Time is most definitely running out for Vic. By my card the stoppage is the only way to go. Doesnt look like its going to come though. He’s actually landing more than usual to start the round. Nice punches to the body by Moreno. Good uppercut as well by Moreno. It’s definitely a much closer round but I think Moreno is just cruising now. It looks like a Vic round but too little too late.

10-9 Vic

106-102 Moreno

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

ROUND 10 – DARCHINYAN vs. MORENO

Moreno land a couple to start the round. Angers Darchinyan who charges in, misses everything and Moreno clocks him. Punch stats are shown on the bradcast with Moreno outlanding Darchinyan 2 to 1. That wouldnt be too bad if any of the 81 punches Darchinyan has landed were telling in any way. Excellent left and right combo my Moreno. Another Moreno round.

10-9 Moreno

97-92 Moreno

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

ROUND 9 – DARCHINYAN vs. MORENO

Big left from Moreno a minnute in. Darchinyan looks a little tired now also. But he land sa nice body-head combo with the right. Darchinyan seems to be the one backing up now. Darchinyan isnt landing, Moreno is . That’s pretty much it really. Excellent performance by Moreno.

10-9 Moreno

87-83 Moreno

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

ROUND 8 – DARCHINYAN vs. MORENO

Nice uppercut from Vic 20 secondsin tothe round. Moreno’s opening up with some nice combinations. Good uppercut from Moreno. They continue with a three punch combo to the head. Vic tries to reset but hes having no success. If you want anymore of the Bull/Matador metaphor then just look at Moreno moving out of the way and Darchinyan falling into the ropes. Moreno landing at will now. Finally a left lands for Darchinyan. Pretty sure it was his first punch of the round. Bell sounds.

10-9 Moreno.

77-74 Moreno.

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

ROUND 7 – DARCHINYAN vs. MORENO

Nice one two on vic by Moreno to start the round. Some nice exchanges to start the fight with both men landing nicely at times. Back to the awkward clinch game thats been the staple of this fight so far though. Huge body shots from Moreno. To the body again by Moreno. Moreno’s head continues to miss Vic’s fist until then. Nice left from Vic doesnt faze Moreno. If Vic doesnt switch it up then this fight is going to get further and further away from him.

10-9 Moreno.

67-65 Moreno.

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog