As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage. The live blog will start with the beginning of the Facebook prelim stream (5:45 p.m. ET), continuing through the Spike TV prelim broadcast (8 p.m. ET) and finally through the pay-per-view broadcast (9 p.m. ET) so make sure to make Bloody Elbow your home for this event.
This post will cover the live results and thoughts on the Facebook preliminary stream.
On the web stream, Junior Assuncao takes on Eddie Yagin, former title challenger Takeya Mizugaki faces off with Cole Escovedo and James Te Huna will face Ricardo Romero. All three bouts have high potential for action and should serve to whet the appetite for a big night of action.
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If you want to read another take on how the fights go down, check out Kid Nate's instant analysis over at MMA Nation.
The start time for the prelims has been bumped back to 6:40 p.m. ET.
It's 6:41, there have been a few technical hiccups on the stream but we should have the first fight shortly.
James Te Huna vs. Ricardo Romero - Round 1 - Romero reaches for a takedown and Te Huna just tosses him aside. Big punch from Te Huna hurts and drops Romero. Following up with punches and Romero looks for a single leg. Te Huna stays up. Romero with a couple awful takedown attempts and Te Huna blasts him with a series of hard shots that knock Romero clean out. Big win for Te Huna. James Te Huna wins by KO (punches), round 1.
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Cole Escovedo - Round 1 - Mizugaki comes over top with a left hook after an Escovedo leg kick. Nice punches from Mizugaki and he pushes Escovedo into the cage. Cole with a knee against the cage and they're back to distance. Nice knee by Cole, Mizugaki with a right hand and then he clinches Cole against the cage. Nice punch combination by Mizugaki and then a takedown. Cole trips him and gets back to his feet. Elbow in the clinch by Cole. Cole tries to climb into a standing triangle, Mizugaki dumps him though and is back to standing. Nice two punch combo by Mizugaki. Knee to the body by Cole. Cole continuing to throw those knees to the body. Elbows by Cole and punches in return by Mizugaki. Another elbow by Cole. Escovedo with a nice left hand and now Mizugaki firing back with punches. Mizugaki going to the body with hard punches and the round comes to an end. Very close, very competitive round. 10-9 Mizugaki in my book for doing more damage though.
Round 2 - Mizugaki catches a kick, lands a right hand and puts Cole on his back. Overhand rights landing for Mizugaki. Mizugaki with a leg kick, one in return by Escovedo. Mizugaki is working as more of a counterpuncher this round, trying to time Cole's kicks and punches. Mizugaki with an uppercut, left hook combo that lands hard. Body shot again by Mizugaki. Mizugaki really teeing off late in the round. Escovedo is fading a bit and is getting flustered by the combinations of Mizugaki. Big shot drops Escovedo and he gets up, Mizugaki pours it on and Escovedo goes down again and it's over! Great showing for Mizugaki. Takeya Mizugaki wins by TKO (punches), round 2.
Eddie Yagin vs. Junior Assuncao - Round 1 - Feeling out for thirty seconds before the fans start to boo. A minute in and no one has landed a punch yet. Yagin with a right hand counter. Right hand by Yagin and this remains a pretty slow paced round but Assuncao explodes with a double leg as I type that. Tough positional struggle now. Yagin with some punches off his back but now Assuncao with some punches and hammerfists from the top. Yagin gets to his feet but not before taking some punishment. Right hand lands for Yagin. Assuncao with another takedown and Yagin throwing elbows off his back. Yagin with some ground and pound and the round ends. The crowd boos both men very loudly after the horn. 10-9 Assuncao.
Round 2 - Assuncao comes out with a different stance this round and is throwing some kicks. He shoots and Yagin catches him and just misses with a knee. Crowd booing the lack of action again. Assuncao shoots, Yagin turns and gives up his back standing but gets out without being put in danger or being taken down. Straight right hand by Assuncao. This fight has honestly been pretty horrible. Assuncao is moving away constantly then dances a little and the crowd boos him. Takedown attempt by Assuncao and Yagin catches him in a guillotine but can't finish it and Assuncao is on top in half guard. Back to standing now. Round ends, crowd boos. Who cares what the score is? This fight is awful.
Round 3 - Yagin stuffs a takedown and is now on top of Assuncao but gets swept and they're back to standing with nothing else happening. Left hand by Assuncao. Assuncao looking for another takedown and Yagin jumps looking for a guillotine. He is really cranking on the neck but Assuncao gets his head free and ends up on top in Yagin's guard. Assuncao landing some decent punches from top position now. Assuncao throwing enough punches and elbows this round to actually seem like he's interested in now just cruising to a decision. Now Assuncao landing some decent shots and hurting Yagin with about a minute to go. Yagin survives to the final bell, should be Assuncao victory but the crowd boos both men.
Official Scorecards: 30-26, 30-26 and 30-27. Junior Assuncao wins by unanimous decision.
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