For tonight's event, the UFC heads to the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, MD for UFC 172. In the headlining fight, Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones looks to extend his record setting title run against Brazilian Glover Teixeira. As with every major event, Bloody Elbow will provide live updates, results, and analysis as the event goes down.
Prior to the main card on PPV, the event will kick off with two preliminary fights on UFC Fight pass at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT). The prelims will continue with four more fights on the televised broadcast on FS1 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). The main card starts at 10 p.m. ET on PPV.
This post will cover all the preliminary card action.
Fight Pass preliminary card:
Round 1 - Inside leg kick from Williams. Beal swung for the fences and landed a glancing shot. Williams landed a knee to the junk and jumped on Beal, but Herb Dean caught it and broke them up to give Beal some time. Hard leg kick by Williams after the restart, and a solid right. Beal came charging at him but couldn't connect. Big uppercut and takedown from Williams. Beal spun back to his feet but ate a knee in a front headlock. Williams looked like he hurt his leg on a kick, but got a takedown. Beal got up quick again though. Both men score with punches. Beal with a big shot that had Williams literall running away. The brawled to the bell. 10-9 Williams.
Round 2 - Beal scored with a jab and a knee in the clinch. Beal bumped into Herb Dean, which was humorous. Williams scored with a body kick but his leg got caught and he ate a couple of punches. Beal with a flying knee that knocked Williams out cold! WOW!
Chris Beal defeats Patrick Williams by knockout (flying knee), 1:51 of round 2
Fox Sports 1 preliminary card:
Round 1 - Brenneman pressured for the takedown and got it. Brenneman worked from side control with some knees to the body. He moved to mount and looked for an armbar. He rotated too far though and Castillo came out the back door. He stayed on Brenneman's back standing and landed some knees to the thigh. Cool takedown reversal but they ended up back on the feet. Body shot from Castillo but he ate a leg kick to do it. Brenneman with another takedown. Castillo got to his feet but Brenneman stuck to his back. Castillo reversed and tried to sink a choke but the round ended. 10-9 Brenneman.
Round 2 - Castillo lands an AMAZING winging right and Brenneman went to sleep. Just like that. Crazy.
Danny Castillo defeats Charlie Brenneman by knockout (donkey punch), 21 seconds of round 2
Round 1 - Jabs from Duke, leg kicks from Correia. Corriea landed a spinning backfist off a jab. Uppercut in the clinch from Correia. Duke with an inside leg kick. They tangled in brief clinch battles. Nice combo from Duke. Front kick to the body from Duke. Tough to score, but I'd lean 10-9 Correia.
Round 2 - Correia with a good combo to start. And another. Duke looked for a takedown but got stuffed. Duke with a takedown but got immediately reversed when she looked for some sort of submission. Correia held Duke down in side control for a while. She spun around to her back but Duke got up. Duke hit a beautiful throw but they returned to the feet quickly. Leg kick from Correia, and a right hook. Lots of kicks from Correia, but she ate a solid jab. 10-9 Correia.
Round 3 - Correia connected with another spinning backfist and an overhand right. They both landed combinations. It's a lot like a sparring session. Correia turned it on with strikes but she got taken down. Once again Duke went for a weird sub and quickly got reversed. The ref stood them up pretty quickly. Correia with more kicks. Duke with a right. 10-9 Correia, and 30-27 overall.
Bethe Correia defeats Jessamyn Duke by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Round 1 - Vallie-Flagg with a couple of kicks. They clinched up for a bit but nothing happened. IVF with more kicks. Gomi trying to work a jab. Gomi landed a three-punch combo and a left hook. IVF with a straight right, and another. Vallie-Flagg with a left and a leg kick. Both men throwing bombs, as expected. IVF fell backwards while throwing a kick and Gomi jumped into his guard.Elbows to the head from the bottom for IVF. Gomi takes the back with both hooks. Gomi looking to sink a choke but IVF escapes. Hard leg kick from Gomi, and a right hook. Uppercut from Gomi. Close round, but I'm a homer so 10-9 Gomi.
Round 2 - IVF with a hard left. Big right from Gomi that had IVF smiling. Leg kick from Vallie-Flagg. 3 straight rights from Gomi, and a leg kick. Knee t the body from IVF, body punch from Gomi. Vallie-Flagg was using a lot of straight kicks to the body. Left to the body from Gomi. Big combo from Gomi. Stiff left from Gomi. Both men throwing a lot of volume. More front kicks to the body, leg kick from Gomi. Gomi pounding his chest like "bring it". I am in awe. Left hook from Gomi has IVF's eye looking bad.
Round 3 - Crowd loving both men before round 3. Both guys went to the body right away. Good combo from Gomi. IVF right back with his own body shot.Straight right from Vallie-Flagg. Gomi tripped and IVF jumped onto his back a bunch of punches. Gomi got up quick though. They clinched up for a while. It's like a hockey fight now, they're just throwing down. Knees to the body in the clinch from Gomi, and IVF returned it. Stiff jab from Gomi. Gomi with some monster shots! IVF bleeding like a struck pig but he's still right there. This is awesome. Gomi spun around to Vallie-Flagg's back and landed some knees to the thigh.IVF spun around and got Gomi to the ground. Gomi reversed but IVF landed a bunch of elbows. Great, close fight. I'd lean IVF 10-9 there but give Gomi the fight 29-28 overall, but no score would surprise me.
Takanori Gomi defeats Isaac Vallie-Flagg by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Round 1 - Elliott ran right at him. Benavidez looked for a guillotine but there wasn't anything there. Elliott looked for his own, but nothing there either. Elliott got a takedown and a crucifix in a scramble. Benavidez got up but ate a knee on the way. Nice combo from Joe B, and a couple of body kicks. Another takedown from Elliott. Another scramble and Benavidez ended up with a front headlock in top position. Benavidez worked really hard to secure a guillotine but Elliott successfully fought it off for a while. Benavidez moved to mount and cranked on it, and got the tap. Elliott actually had to tap with his feet because his arms were trapped. Crazy.
Joseph Benavidez defeats Tim Elliott by submission (guillotine choke), 4:08 of round 1