Tonight the UFC returns to Fox Sports 1 for their second show on the still new network with a show headlined by a rematch between Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann. There are two fights scheduled to take place on Facebook at 5 p.m. ET, four fights set for Fox Sports 2 at 6 p.m. ET and six fights set for Fox Sports 1 starting at 8 p.m. ET.
This post will cover the action on the Facebook and Fox Sports 2 prelims.
The preliminary card breaks down like this:
Prelims on Fox Sports 2
Welterweight - James Head vs. Jason High
Prelims on Facebook
Welterweight - Zak Cummings vs. Ben Alloway
And we're live. This is Kid Nate liveblogging the bouts.
Roger Bowling vs Abel Trujillo: Round 1 They come out fighting hard. Bowling lands the first two punches then Trujillo lands a sharp counter. Another left lands for Bowling. Bowling shoots for a double leg, hoists Trujillo up high and slams him down! Trujillo right back up and separates. Back to center cage. Trujillo lands a nice knee/punch combo. Bowling with a leg kick. Trujillo blitzes in behind a sharp right, clinches and gets Bowling down. Bowling fighting to get back up. Bowling drops to his back in a failed roll out. Trujillo ends up in side mount. Bowling rolls over and stands, eats a bunch of knees. Trujillo slams him again, Bowling goes for a guillotine. Trujillo trying to escape. Bowling ends up on top, throwing elbows then goes for the choke again with seconds to go in the round! Trujillo escapes, ends the round with a combo. Great round. I score it 10-9 Bowling.
Round 2 Exchanging punches to start the round, both men landing. Not a lot of head movement on display here. Both men visibly tired. Trujillo pressuring Bowling up against the cage. Bowling firing a combo including an uppercut. Bowling gets a take down to half guard. Trujillo fighting to stand, eating knees, escapes. Trujillo lands a 1-2. Bowling lands a jab, a combo, lands a hurtful left hook. Trujillo answers. Really good fight. Bowling shoots again. Trujillo on his ass against the cage. Bowling on his back, going for the RNC. Trujillo fighting it, escapes. Huges knees from Trujillo. Illegal knee! Bowling is stunned against the cage as the ref stops the action. Doctor is examining Bowling. Replay shows one knee to the chest (legal) one to the face (illegal). Ref docs a point. Much of the damage appears to be from a punch following the knee. The doctor stops the fight. Bowling trying to approach Trujillo. Fight is ruled a No Contest at 4:57 of Round 2.
Zak Cummings vs. Ben Alloway Round 1 Cummings going for a single leg early while Alloway counters with a guillotine attempt. They break and Cummings lands a combo on the inside then gets a trip take down and immediately gets side control. Cummings with a head lock but Alloway stands up. Cummings still has him pressed up against the cage. They separate and trade punches. Cummings pushes Alloway against the cage, trying for a double leg, Alloway countering with a kimura attempt. Body lock from Cummings, Alloway with an overhook, looking for a whizzer. Cummings finally gets the take down and locks on a D'arce choke and gets the tap! Zak Cummings def. Ben Alloway via submission (D'arce choke) at 4:19 of Round 1.
Time to tune in to FS 2 for the next 4 prelim bouts. Brent Brookhouse taking it back over.
James Head vs. Jason High Round 1 - Jason High was able to pick up a quick win with his "signature" move, the guillotine choke. The fight only took 1:41 before the submission ended it. Jason High wins by submission (guillotine choke), round 1.
Darren Elkins vs. Hatsu Hioki - Round 1 - Elkins out throwing some somewhat wide punches. They're exchanging on the inside but I'd be lying if I said the punches were pretty thus far. Body kick by Hioki hurts Elkins badly and a few body punches to follow up have Elkins falling to the mat and Hioki gets on top with a minute left. Elkins looks for a leg lock and he manages to get to his feet and look for a single leg. 10-9 Hioki.
Round 2 - Hioki is looking to keep up the body attacks and now he lands a hard knee. Elkins does manage to get the takedown and now Hioki rolls trying to get away from Elkins having taken his back. Elkins starting to grind away with punches and Hioki stands up. Hioki with a very slick transition to the back and now he's on top in mount and almost gets an armbar and Elkins is back on top.10-9 Elkins.
Round 3 - Elkins with a big takedown and he's grinding away with his usual attack from on top. Hioki is trying to plan and set up from his back but he's wasting too much time. Elkins just clearly won round three and should clearly win the fight. 10-9 Elkins.
Official scorecards: 29-28 across the board. Darren Elkins wins by unanimous decision.
Justin Edwards vs. Brandon Thatch - Round 1 - Edwards charges in, Thatch bombs him with some punches and kicks and Edwards drops. Edwards back up quickly. Big knee by Thatch and a head kick. Another knee and Edwards is down. Thatch is just blitzing him. Edwards down again, he turtles up and it's over. Brandon Thatch wins by TKO (strikes), round 1.
Dylan Andrews vs. Papy Abedi - Round 1 - Andrews looking to use his length to keep Abedi on the outside. Body kick by Abedi. Abedi with a huge double leg slam and Andrews tries to lock a guillotine during but Abedi passes to side control. Andrews gets up but gets taken back down and Abedi lands an elbow. Abedi almost got a guillotine choke but Andrews popped out. Andrews with a takedown of his own at the end of the round but too little, too late. 10-9 Abedi
Round 2 - Slow work on the feet again. Andrews with some leg kicks. Abedi with a wild punch that misses. Andrews with some good punches and a takedown but Abedi bounces to his feet. Andrews gets blasted with a pair of big shots and he's hurt, now Abedi takes him down again and is blasting him with some big punches and knees to the body. Abedi with the guillotine again but Andrews pops his head out. Andrews is able to stand up. 10-9 Abedi.
Round 3 - Andrews with a hard lead left that lands well but Abedi pushes him right into the cage. Big right hand by Andrews and a big uppercut and Abedi is down. Andrews with a flurry of huge shots to Abedi and it's over. Abedi is trying to stand up but he is out of it. Dylan Andrews wins by TKO (punches), round 3.