Tag:UFC Fight Night 14
Posted on: July 19, 2008 11:30 pm
Edited on: July 19, 2008 11:43 pm

Fight Night 14 live results: Silva vs. Irvin

The main event is up next, as reigning UFC middleweight champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva ventures into the light heavyweight division to fight James "The Sandman" Irvin.

Silva told me this week that he thinks this fight is "gonna be great." I sure hope he's right.

Round 1: Silva throws some low kicks. Irvin throws one to the head and misses. Irvin throws another kick. Silva catches his leg, levels him with a straight right to the chin, and Irvin crumbles to the ground. Silva smashes him with a series of rights on the ground, and Irvin is completely out. Well, that was quick.

Winner: Anderson Silva defeats James Irvin via KO due to strikes at 1:01 of Round 1.

This guy is downright scary. He just makes it look so easy.

Irvin has a gigantic gash under his right eye. It's about a .8 on the Marvin Eastman scale.
Posted on: July 19, 2008 10:56 pm
Edited on: July 19, 2008 11:22 pm

Fight Night 14 live results: Vera vs. Andy

Brandon Vera's debut at light heavyweight is up next, as he takes on Reese Andy. The fighters are entering the cage.

Round 1: Andy forces Vera against the cage. Vera with a Muay Thai clinch. He lands one knee before Andy backpedals out of harm's way. Vera is hanging back, waiting for Andy to walk into range and throwing combos. Andy with a knee. Vera takes him down. Vera with side control and Andy's head is against the fence. Andy with a series of upkicks to escape back to his feet. Vera throws a looping head kick and misses. Andy with a right cross as the round ends. Vera 10-9.

Round 2: Vera takes Andy down and goes for his back. Andy is against the cage. He turns his back to the cage and grabs Vera's leg. Andy back to his feet. Andy moves in to strike. Vera throws a combo before grabbing another Muay Thai clinch for a knee. Andy fakes a takedown and catches Vera on the chin with a right. Andy gets inside and pushes Vera to the cage. Vera with knees to the ribs. Vera's looking to counterstrike and Andy knows it, so neither guy is throwing much. Vera with a strong leg kick as the round ends. Vera 20-18.

Round 3: Andy is more active now, aware that he's probably losing on the scorecards. He forces Vera back against the cage again but doesn't do much while there. Mazzagatti breaks them up and brings them to the center. Vera looks tired but Andy's not looking much better. The crowd is not happy with this fight by the sounds of things. Andy with a left hook. Vera with a clinch again. He lands three solid knees to the jaw, then lets go of the clinch. Andy puts him back against the cage again. Andy chasing Vera down for punches but can't find anything. Another knee by Vera. Vera's not throwing much in the way of punches. Vera puts Andy against the cage as the round ends. 10-9 Vera again, so I score it 30-27. But this was not his finest hour.

Winner: Brandon Vera defeats Reese Andy via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27) after three rounds.

"The 205 cut was a little more tough than I thought, but I'm happy where I'm at," Vera said after the win. Joe Rogan asked him if cutting from heavyweight to 205 was what tired him out.

"I didn't think it did, until me and Reese locked up," he said. "Then I'm like, 'Whoo, I'm tired.'"

Vera closed his postfight interview by appealing to Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and offering to take him on vacation somewhere. I wonder if Vera knows Rampage is currently in attendance at the Affliction PPV.
Posted on: July 19, 2008 10:24 pm
Edited on: July 19, 2008 10:46 pm

Fight Night 14 live results: Franca vs. Edgar

Here we go: Hermes Franca vs. Frankie Edgar.

Round 1: Edgar takes down Franca immediately. Franca's hair is turquoise tonight, for those keeping score. Edgar with ground and pound. Edgar throwing punches and elbows, alternating between standing up and striking down, and striking from inside Franca's guard. Franca catches an armbar out of nowhere and Edgar escapes. Back in Franca's guard. Franca with an upkick and he's back to his feet. Franca with a knee and an uppercut. Edgar takes him down again. Edgar with more good punches from Franca's guard. Franca is trying for that arm again. The round ends and Franca has a slight bloody nose and mouse under his left eye. I give it to Edgar, 10-9.

Round 2: They trade punches, with Edgar landing some nice combos. Takedown by Edgar. Edgar with about four good lefts to Franca's face. Edgar lands more shots. He stands up and throws a few bombs down at Franca. Back in Franca's guard. Edgar stands and Franca rolls backward into a turtle position. Edgar back on the mat throwing punches. Franca spins onto his back and takes guard again. A few more shots by Edgar. Franca scrambles back to his feet. After a brief standup exchange, Edgar scores another takedown. The constant pounding is taking a toll on Franca. His face is swollen as the round ends. I'd call that round 10-8 for Edgar, so I score the fight 20-17 heading into Round 3.

Round 3: Hermes Franca comes out swinging. He knows this is it. He lands some knees and tries for a kneebar but winds up holding Edgar in guard again. Back to his feet and Franca throws a head kick. Another takedown by Edgar. Franca struggling to get back to his feet but Edgar is on him at all times. Back to guard. Franca pushes Edgar's hips with his feet and attempts a sweep, but Edgar gets him back to guard. Back to their feet. Edgar with a nice body kick. Franca cracks Edgar with a strong knee to the head that rocks Edgar. Edgar has the presence to take Franca down immediately and avoid more damage as the time runs out. 10-9 Edgar, so I'd score the fight 30-26 for Edgar. I give Franca credit though. Lots of guts.

Winner: Frankie Edgar defeats Hermes Franca via unanimous decision (30-27 all around) after three rounds.
Posted on: July 19, 2008 10:01 pm
Edited on: July 19, 2008 10:09 pm

Fight Night 14 live results: Velasquez v. O'Brien

Here come the big boys: Cain Velasquez vs. Jake O'Brien.

Round 1: They grapple to start. Velsaquez uses a whizzer to take O'Brien down. Velasquez takes side control, traps the arm with his legs, and begins hammering O'Brien in the face with right hands. O'Brien moves a lot to try and escape but just can't get away. He eats what seems like 40 unanswered punches to the head while he continues trying to move into a position to escape. Finally, the fight is stopped.

Winner: Cain Velasquez defeats Jake O'Brien via TKO due to strikes at 2:02 of Round 1. Seriously impressive win for Velasquez.
Posted on: July 19, 2008 9:31 pm
Edited on: July 19, 2008 9:59 pm

Fight Night 14 live results: Johnson vs. Burns

Up next is Anthony "Rumble" Johnson vs. Kevin Burns.

Round 1: They throw leather to start. Burns with a body lock, throwing knees to the ribs. They separate and trade some more, with Burns landing some good shots. Johnson with an accidental kick to the groin and referee Steve Mazzagatti stops the action briefly so Burns can recover. When it starts again, Johnson takes down Burns. Burns with a very active guard, trapping Johnson's right arm and punching him with the free arm. Johnson not able to do much on top. Mazzagatti asks them for action. Johnson landing the odd shot here and there but largely covering up from Burns' strikes from the bottom. The ref stands them up. They exchange punches again. Burns with the body lock this time as the buzzer ends the round. I give it to Burns 10-9 based on being more active and also because Johnson looked lost once he scored the takedown.

Round 2: They trade again and Burns clocks him with a right. He rushes in with a pair of knees to the head before Burns tries for a takedown, and settles for a clinch against the cage. They separate and the striking resumes. Johnson with a left hook. Johnson mixing in leg kicks now to set up his shots better. High kick by Johnson doesn't really find its target. Burns with a front kick. Johnson throws a nice body kick-punch combo but whiffs on the punches. Johnson takes Burns down. Burns is cut under the right eye. Johnson working the cut with left hands and elbows. Johnson is not trying to pass guard or improve position, just basically covering up in Burns' guard with the odd strike mixed in. They get stood up again, but nothing happens before the end of the round. 10-9 Johnson based on him finding his rhythm and getting the better of the standup. This fight is totally up for grabs in Round 3. Let's see who takes it.

Round 3: Burns with roundhouse kicks to the ribs. They trade leg kicks. Johnson catches a kick and uses it for a takedown. I'm not sure what Johnson plans to do on the ground this time that he didn't think of before. A few strikes and Mazzagatti stands them up again. Johnson with another takedown. (Ever see the movie Groundhog Day?) Johnson does very little and they're stood up again. Burns puts an open left hand in Johnson's face and pokes him hard in the eye, enough that Johnson turns away, falls flat on his stomach and yelps in pain. Burns looks confused (probably because he knew he didn't connect hard enough to knock him out), looks at Mazzagatti (who hasn't stepped in yet), then runs to finish Johnson on the ground. Then Mazzagatti steps in and checks on Johnson, who is still on the ground complaining about the eye jab. After a brief break, Johnson's eye is still closed, so the fight is over.

Winner: Kevin Burns defeated Anthony Johnson via TKO at 3:35 of Round 3 due to Johnson not being able to continue from the eye poke.

Somewhat surprising that the fight wasn't ruled for Johnson via disqualification, but evidently the officials are convinced the eye poke was an errant blow and non-intentional.

"It was extremely accidental," Burns told Joe Rogan. He explained that he throws palm strikes with his left hand because he broke that hand three times in 16 months, so he can't throw closed-fist punches with it.

"Everybody stop booing Kevin," Johnson said. "This is a fight. Things happen."
Posted on: July 19, 2008 9:14 pm
Edited on: July 19, 2008 9:23 pm

Fight Night 14 live results: Dollaway vs. Taylor

Jesse Taylor vs. C.B. Dollaway is up first on the main card.

Round 1: Taylor grapples Dollaway back against the cage. Dollaway pushes off and takes him down with a judo throw. Taylor fights back to his feet and puts Dollaway back against the cage again. Dollaway lands an illegal knee to the head while Taylor is down and the referee stops the fight to warn him (no point deducted this time). Dollaway ends up with full mount when they get back to fighting and then briefly has Taylor's back. Taylor scrambling and works his way out of trouble. Taylor now in C.B.'s guard against the cage and trying to start some ground and pound. Taylor stands over Dollaway and throws a punch down, but Dollaway moves out of the way and brings Taylor back to the canvas. Dollaway locks in the Peruvian necktie and Taylor is forced to tap out.

Winner: C.B. Dollaway defeats Jesse Taylor via submission to a Peruvian necktie at 3:58 of Round 1.
Posted on: July 19, 2008 8:59 pm

Fight Night 14 undercard results (spoiler alert)

The main card for UFC Fight Night 14 begins shortly after 9 p.m. ET. I'll give a detailed round-by-round account of each fight as it happens.

Here are the quickie results for the undercard. Note that some of these fights may appear on TV if time permits, so if you prefer not to be spoiled, look away.

  • Tim Credeur defeated Cale Yarbrough via TKO due to strikes at 1:54 of Round 1.
  • Rory Markham defeated Brodie Farber via KO due to a kick at 1:47 of Round 1.
  • Nate Loughran defeated Johnny Rees via submission to a triangle choke at 4:21 of Round 1.
  • Brad Blackburn defeated James Giboo via TKO due to strikes at 2:29 of Round 2.
  • Shannon Gugerty defeated Dale Hartt via submission to a rear naked choke at 3:33 of Round 1.
A good night so far for the former IFL guys Markham and Blackburn. Will that positive momentum transfer to Reese Andy later on? We'll see.

Be back shortly.
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