The UFC returns to the Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV) airwaves today with UFC Fight Night 30: Machida vs. Munoz. The card gets underway live today at 12 p.m. ET with six prelim bouts on Facebook before the main card goes live at 3 p.m. ET on FS2.
This post will cover the action from the main card.
Here's the lineup:
Make sure to share your thoughts in the comments as the action goes down.
Phil Harris vs. John Lineker - Round 1 - Lineker throwing jabs. Lineker drops him briefly with a right hand, but Harris is back up quickly. Harris throwing some wide punches but not really getting anything hime. Big left by Lineker has Harris wobbled. Harris fires back though and stays up. Now a right hand drops him. Harris keeps punching but he's getting hit with a lot of big shots. Now Harris is dropped again and it's over. John Lineker wins by TKO (punches), round 1.
Alessio Sakara vs. Nicholas Musoke - Round 1 - Sakara comes out and lands some very good shots. Musoke returns fire and gets a takedown now. Sakara throwing elbows off his back. Sakara trying to make something happen, and he explodes to his feet and is on top of Musoke throwing some big punches. Musoke with an armbar out of nowhere and it's over! Nicholas Musoke wins by submission (armbar), round 1.
Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck - Round 1 - Tuck tags him with some really good shots and Parke is having to cover up a bit. Parke is working on throwing left hand counters but Tuck has landed the better shots so far this round. Interesting round with both men having their moments, but I have it 10-9 for Tuck.
Round 2 - Parke moving forward and Tuck kicks him hard to the body. And another kick to the body. Tuck slowing down while Parke is coming forward and still throwing a lot of left hands. Parke with a nice combination. he's reaching out with his right, pulling down Tuck's defense and throwing the straight left behind it and doing it over and over with success. Parke is just cruising using these simple combinations while Tuck fades. 10-9 Parke.
Round 3 - Parke keeping up the pressure and not letting Tuck get his second wind. Tuck is moving around and thwoing single shots while Parke is throwing more than one shot at a time. Tuck just misses a big knee. Tuck digs to the body and then throws a good shot to the head. Parke with a few good shots. 10-9 Parke.
Official scorecards: 29-28, 29-28, 30-27. Norman Parke wins by unanimous decision.
Jimi Manuwa vs. Ryan Jimmo - Round 1 - Jimmo throwing some kicks and Manuwa grabs one and they clinch against the cage. They trade punches and are restarted. Jimmo pushes him back into the cage. They're back to the center of the cage. Manuwa doing a little bit of leg kicking, Jimmo doing some too. Not exactly a thriller. Jimmo with some more kicks. 10-9 Manuwa I guess?
Round 2 - Jimmo pushing him back into the cage early. They're separated and Jimmo lands a few good jabs and leg kicks. Manuwa with some leg kicks of his own. Jimmo trying to smother again and he eats a low blow. He says he'll be fine in a second. Now Manuwa lands a knee to the head, Jimmo is fine, starts bouncing up and down and then collapses, grabbing at his leg. Very odd freak injury that didn't come from a strike but is a TKO nonetheless. Jimi Manuwa wins by TKO (injury), round 2.
Ross Pearson vs. Melvin Guillard - Round 1 - They come out quickly, both men are exchanging and Guillard has him buzzed. They're against the cage and Pearson is down on a knee with a hand touching and as he rises up Guillard throws a knee to the side of his head and a few more. The ref calls the knees illegal and pauses the action. During the pause, a doctor calls off the fight as Pearson is badly cut. The replay shows that the knees may have been legal (in super slo-mo it looks like Pearson was off the ground), but the ref can't check the replay. Looks like it'll be a no contest.
The fight is declared a no contest.
Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz - Round 1 - Munoz trying to figure out the range and timing early on and Machida just giving him a few angles and feints to think about. Hard body kick by Machida. Leg kick by Machida. Head kick by Machida and Munoz goes down. Machida sits over him and it's over. Lyoto Machida wins by KO (head kick), round 1.