As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem. Our live coverage will start with the beginning of the Facebook prelim stream (currently scheduled for 6:50 p.m. ET), continuing through the Spike TV prelim broadcast (9 p.m. ET) and finally through the pay-per-view broadcast (10 p.m. ET) so make sure to make Bloody Elbow your home for this event.
This post will cover live results and thoughts on the Spike TV broadcast.
Two fights round out the action on Spike in what is the last time the promotion will air live fights on the network barring any sort of deal a long time down the road. The featured bout on Spike sees former Ultimate Fighter winner Ross Pearson face Junior Assuncao in a featherweight fight. The other bout on the broadcast will be Anthony Njokuani facing Danny Castillo.
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Anthony Njokuani vs. Danny Castillo - Round 1 - Njokuani flashing the jab and Castillo misses one in returne. Njokuanki avoids the first shot by Castillo and now catches him with a right hand. Castillo with a low kick. Castillo gets a takedown, Nojokuani stands up and Castillo takes his back and slams him again. Another stand-up by Njokuani but Castillo still riding the back standing. Castillo landing a lot of knees to the back of the leg of Njokuani and now gets the takedown again. Castillo in the mount but Njokuani stands up. Anthony tries for a throw and can't get it. Castillo keeps getting takedowns and Anthony keeps getting up. Now Castillo has the takedown and both hooks in. Anothony sweeps and looks for the choke but Castillo slams his way out. Njokuani gets back to his feet again. Castillo won the round but Njokuani proved that a single takedown isn't going to decide it. 10-9 Castillo.
Round 2 - Fighting it out on the feet early and Njokuani is comfortable here and Castillo looking a bit gassed. Njokuani crushing Castillo to the body with knees and a huge elbow on the way out. Big right hand buckles the knees of Castillo and now a big knee. Castillo with a takedown with 90 seconds left. Castillo not doing much but throwing short punches, but he does posture up with a hammerfist. Njokuani kicks the hips and explodes to his feet but Castillo takes him down again. 10-9 Njokuani but I'm sure the judges will give it to Castillo for the takedown.
Round 3 - Both men throwing jabs. Right hand by Anthony gets in. Castillo shoots, Anthony avoids and lands a knee to the body. Castillo pushing him into the cage and gets a big takedown. Njokuani goes for a leglock and uses it to get up. Leg kick by Anthony. Front kick just misses for Njokuani and then Castillo takes him down. Elbow by Njokuani and he's trying to come on hard in the final 30 seconds. Njokuani with nice combinations. Njokuani with a punch and a knee. I'd score it for Njokuani for actually doing damage and not just riding for takedowns, making it 29-28 Njokuani. But Castillo is going to win this 30-27, I'm sure.
Official Scorecards: 29-28 Castillo, 29-28 Njokuani, 29-28 Castillo
Junior Assuncao vs. Ross Pearson - Round 1 - A lot of posturing early. Assuncao shoots in and gets a takedown but Pearson scoots to the cage and stands up. Pearson with a few right hands. Assuncao with a head kick that gets blocked. Good knee to the body by Pearson. Pearson getting inside and landing punches. Assuncao doing some okay work on the outside and Pearson is trying to hunt him down. Very close round 10-9 Pearson.
Round 2 -Assuncao is really giving Pearson trouble with his length and movement. Pearson with a right hand as Assuncao shoots and then has him stand back up. Pearson just misses a head kick. This is a very competitive fight. Hard shot by Pearson hurts him badly! He's following up with strikes and Assuncao is hurt and now holding on. Assuncao gets out of the clinch with an elbow. A lot of clinching against the cage, Pearson takes him down and now Assuncao takes him down right away. 10-9 Pearson round but no clue how the judges actually have it. And pretty much any score is acceptable.
Round 3 - Assuncao has Pearson's back briefly but Ross did get up to his feet. Assuncao is just pushing and pushing for the takedown. Pearson really poured it on at the end of the round but couldn't get the finish (sorry for lack of details, hit an issue with the internet.
Official Scorecards: 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27. Ross Pearson wins by unanimous decision.