For UFC 172, the promotion will host their first event in Baltimore, MD at the Baltimore Arena. As with every major event, Bloody Elbow will keep you up to date on all the action with live results, analysis, play-by-play. This post will cover the five-fight main card on PPV starting at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT).
The headlining fight will feature Light Heavyweight championship Jon Jones looking to extend his record-setting title run as he faces off against Glover Teixeira. Jones set the record at six consecutive defenses when he beat Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165. The co-main event sill see another set of 205 lbers clash as Anthony Johnson returns to the Octagon in his Light Heavyweight debut against Phil Davis.
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Round 1 - Holloway landed the first significant strike, a counter right. Leg kick from Fili. Spinning back kick from Holloway made Fili pound his stomach. Some jabs from both and more kicks from Fili. Left hook from Fili staggered Holloway. Fili went to the body a couple of times. Combo from Holloway. Straight right from Holloway, and another right after. Hard leg kick from Fili, and a big takedown. Holloway got up immediately. Body kick from Fili but Holloway answered right back. They battled against the cage for the rest of the round. 10-9 Fili.
Round 2 - Front kick from Holloway. Spinning back kick to the gut seemed to hurt Fili a bit. Knees in the clinch from Holloway. Hard leg kick from Fili. Holloway caught a kick and Fili missed on a flying armbar attempt. Solid straight right from Holloway, and he stuffed a shot. Knee to the body from Holloway but he got taken down. Fili couldn't get much going and they got stood up very quickly. Terrible. Another spinning back kick landed from Holloway. Jabs from both men. Holloway stuffed a shot. 10-9 Holloway, but close.
Round 3 - Pawing jabs from both men. Fili with a single but couldn't get the takedown. Fili tried twice more and finally got it to the floor. They returned to the feet quickly. Solid right from Holloway. Holloway looked for a guillotine but couldn't get it. Heavy leather from Holloway and Fili's hurt. Holloway locked up a guillotine and Fili tapped! Wow.
Max Holloway defeats Andre Fili by submission (guillotine choke), 3:39 of round 3
Round 1 - Neither man connected with much of anything over the first minute. Leg kick from Medeiros, combo from Miller. Front kicks from Medeiros. Miller kicked the back leg out on Medeiros and pushed forward with some punches. Miller looked for a takedown but transitioned to a guillotine. Miller cranked REALLY hard but Medeiros wouldn't tap. He went out and the fight was stopped.Miller celebrated with an unconscious Medeiros on top of him, which was quite an image.
Jim Miller defeats Yancy Medeiros by submission (guillotine choke), 3:18 of round 1
Round 1 - Body kick from Boetsch. Boetsch went for a single and Rockhold rolled right through it. Cool. Rockhold locked up a triangle on top and Boetsch was stuck. t was arm-in and Boetsch had a bit of space. Now Rockhold looked for a kimura with the triangle still locked up. He adjusted and cranked on the arm, and Boetsch was forced to tap. Wow, that was slick.
Luke Rockhold defeats Tim Boetsch by submission (kimura), 2:08, round 1
Round 1 - Davis was circling and throwing a few low kicks without much power. Rumble with an uppercut that stunned Davis a bit. Davis with a straight right. Good leg kick from Johnson. Another uppercut from Rumble. Body kick from Davis, right hook from Rumble. Davis was hurt a bit and Johnson started teeing off. Davis' eye was messed up. Johnson with a big kick and he sluffed off a takedown attempt. Head kick from Davis. Solid leg kick and another big shot from Johnson. His jab was on point. Easily 10-9 Johnson.
Round 2 - Johnson connected with a couple of jabs, while Davis looked a bit gunshy. Uppercut from Rumble. More jabs from Johnson, and some solid kicks. Hard right from Johnson. Head kick from Davis but he ate a counter uppercut. Solid body kick from Davis but he got stuffed again. Davis cannot get the fight to the floor and he's getting eaten up on the feet. 10-9 Johnson again.
Round 3 - Body shot from Johnson right away. Rumble just bodied Davis to stuff a shot and landed a right hook. They clinched up and threw body punches. Johnson landed a knee to the body that sent Davis sprawling back. Johnson continued to beat him down. Davis finally go a single but couldn't get him down yet again. 10-9 Johnson, and 30-27 overall.
Anthony Johnson defeats Phil Davis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Round 1 - Jones with a body kick right away but Glover connected with a couple of rights. Jones shot in but got stuffed. Body shot from Glover and he missed with an uppercut. Teixeira with the right and two lefts. Kick to the body from Teixeira. Glover had a takedown attempt stuffed. Side kick from Jones to the thigh. Switch kick from Jones. Eyepoke from Jones, but only a brief stop. Left hook by Jones. More thigh kicks from Jones. Body kick from Glover but Jones caught the kick and put him on the floor. Glover got up immediately though. Two left hooks from Teixeira. Spinning back kick to the body from Jones. Teixeira swinging and missing. Axe kick from Jones. Close, but I'll go 10-9 Jones.
Round 2 - Jones shot in for an immediate takedown but couldn't hold Teixeira down. Inside leg kick from Jones. Straight left from the champ. Another axe kick buy it missed. More thigh kicks. Hard elbow may have stunned Glover a bit. Another eyepoke from Jones stops the action. Not for long though. Big shots from Tex got Jones' attention. Head kick and and elbow from Jones. Three short elbows from Jones, and a solid left hook. Teixeira had a takedown attempt stuffed. Oblique kicks from Jones. Shoulder check in the clinch from the champ. Body kick from Teixeira. Spinning wheel kick just missed for Jones. 10-9 Jones.
Round 3 - Straight right to the body for Glover. Two knees to the body from Jones as Glover came in. Jones slipped a few of Glover's punches. Uppercut scores for Jones. Jones couldn't get a takedown. Nice elbow from Jones in close but Golver landed a hard uppercut that made the champ back off. Another one. Another elbow from Jones and they exchange uppercuts. Phone booth fighting against the cage. Knees to the thigh and body from Jones, and a left hook. Glover had a lot of blood leaking from his face, probably from one of the elbows. Hard kick from Jones and a straight left. Big uppercut after a body shot from Jones. Glover with his own uppercut in close. 10-9 Jones.
Round 4 - The cut is over Glover's eyebrow and it's big. Jones bullied Teixeira against the cage. Lots of elbows from Jones, and a knee to the body. Jones knocked Glover's mouthpiece out with a jab, so they stopped to replace it. Body kick from the champ, and a lunging knee. Oblique kick. Nice step-in uppercut from Jones. Teixeira with a left hook that connected. Jones with a spinning elbow and another nasty "regular" elbow. Jones continued to beat up Glover against the cage with elbows. Teixeira was staying right there but Jones was slipping most of his shots. Jones with a late takedown. 10-9 Jones.
Round 5 - Jones with a quick takedown but Glover got up just as quickly. The champ pushed Teixeira against the cage and just worked wrist control for a little while. Nice uppercut from Teixeira and a left hook. More phone booth warring, and Jones knocked his mouthpiece out again. Right hook from Teixeira after the mouthpiece was replaced. And another. Jones backed him up and unleashed the elbows again. Another uppercut from Glover. Side elbow from Jones, Anderson-style. Glover was finally showing signs of fatigue. Jones pushed Glover back and ate an uppercut. Jones with his hands down and just feinting now. They're back up after Glover landed a punch. Then Jones started to run a bit, which was weird. Jones missed with a spinning wheel kick and had his arms in the air before the final horn. 10-9 and 50-45 Jones.
Jon Jones defeated Glover Teixeira by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)