The Ultimate Fighting Championships is in Dallas Texas for UFC 185 at the American Airlines Arena; featuring the UFC Men’s Lightweight and Woman’s Strawweight World Titles on the line.
UFC Fight Pass Prelims @ 6:30 PM ET
Larissa Pacheco (10-1) vs Germaine de Randamie (4-3) – Woman’s Bantamweight
Overview- Light on the feet sticking the jab and landing the big right overhand and uppercut. Germaine De Randamie picked apart an overwhelmed the young Brazilian.
Result- Germaine DrcRandamie by TKO (punches) 2:02, R2
Joseph Duffy (12-1) vs Jake Lindsey (9-2) – Lightweight
Overview- Linsey attacked Duffy’s front leg with low kicks. Duffy starts to put combinations together. Putting three punches together ending with a kick. On his next combination Duffy ends with a sneaky left high kick. Duffy follows with three punches to the body and the final of the three sends Lindsey to the ground curling up. A few more punches and the red steps in.
Result- Joseph Duffy by TKO (strikes) 1:47, R1
Sergio Pettis (12-1) vs Ryan Benoit (7-3) – Flyweight
Overview- A fire fight out the gate both man swinging away. Benoit switching stances and looking hesitate on throwing is right hand. Benoit body locks for a takedown. Pettis sweats to top. Pettis scores second takedown. After round 1 Benoit has major swelling under his right hand. In the 2nd Pettis was landing big shots until they hit each other at the same time with left hooks. Pettis goes down, Benoit swarms and about 13 punches later the ref steps in.
Result- Ryan Benoit by TKO (punches) 1:34, R2
Fox Sports 1 Prelims @ 8 PM ET
Jared Rosholt (11-2) vs Josh Copeland (9-1) – Heavyweight
Overview- Rosholt tried to take the fight to the ground in the first but ate a right hand and did a chicken dance. Rosholt survived and in the late portion of a lackluster 2nd scored a touchdown and did work with ground and pound. In the third after eating an uppercut Rosholt got another takedown and from side control pounded out Copeland.
Result- Jared Rosholt by TKO (punches) 3:12, R3
Daron Cruickshank (16-5) vs Beneil Dariush (9-1) – Lightweight
Overview- With hard left kicks to the body and legs from Dariush turned Cruickshank bright red. Dariush also hit a late takedown. In the 2nd Cruickshank tired of getting kicked looked to take the fight to the ground did so gave up his back scrambled out of trouble and then went right back in on a leg. This time Dariush would get the back lock up a body triangle and slip in a rear naked choke for the tap.
Result- Beneil Dariush by Submission (rear naked choke) 2:48, R2
Roger Narvaez (7-1) vs Elias Theodorou (10-0) – Middleweight
Overview- Hard kicks from Theodorou. In to the 2nd Narvaez started to slow, Theodorou scored a takedown off the fence slid to the back and punches till the red stepped in.
Result- Elias Theodorou by TKO (punches) 4:07, R2
Sam Stout (20-10-1) vs Ross Pearson (16-8) – Lightweight
Overview- Ross Pearson was quicker landing first, more accurate shots. Pearson thr the firs landed big hard over hand rights. Stout did land his counters but Pearson was landing on a 4-1 clip. 2nd round simultaneously left hooks Pearson’sblabds first put down stout 2 follow up punches and it’s over.
Result- Ross Pearson by KO (left hook) 1:33, R2
PPV @ 10 PM ET
Henry Cejudo (7-0) vs Chris Cariaso (17-6) – Flyweight
Overview- Cariaso a pair of hard body kicks, but Cejudo scored two take downs and outside of the two kicks stayed close and continually scored in the clinch In the first. For the next two rounds Cejudo grinded on Cariaso pressure, clinch fighting, and takedowns. Carsiaso kept getting up and forced the contest to be competitive but Cejudo scored and controlled more.
Result- Henry Cejudo by (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) unanimous decision
Alistair Overeem (38-14) vs Roy Nelson (20-10) – Heavyweight
Overview- Overeem connected with knees to the body and leg kicks all night. Overeem also scored with several straight punches and was perfect with his takedown defense. Nelson had Overeem in trouble with with flurries against the fence in the 2nd and 3rd but was not close to finishing. Nelson as always landed with the right over hand and the uppercut but could find the knockout and was out pointed.
Result- Alistair Overeem by (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) unanimous decision
Johny Hendricks (16-3) vs Matt Brown (19-12) – Welterweight
Overview- round one Hendricks pressured Brown got takedowns but couldn’t labd much. Round 2 Hendricks kept up with the takedowns and grinded on Brown. Hendricks tired Brown and that opened the strikes on the feet and the ground. In the 3rd it was more of the same. Hendricks is the better wrestler, controlled where the fight took place.
Result- Johny Hendricks by (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) unanimous decision
Co-Main Event: Carla Esparza (10-2) vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk (8-0) – Woman’s Strawweight Title
Overview- Esparza went for the takedown early and often but never got it. Joanna sprawaled great landed hard elbows in the sprawl. Joanna landed 60 percent of her strikes, landing straight hard accurate punches in bunches. The end came with Esparza corner against the cage eating punches and crumbling to the ground as the red stepped in.
Result- Joanna Jedrzejczyk by TKO (punches) 4:17, R2
Main Event: Anthony Pettis (18-2) vs Rafael dos Anjos (23-7) – Lightweight Title
Overview- Dos Anjos with high pressure backed Pettis up against the cage the hole round. Dos Anjos effective with hard left body kicks in round 1. Round 2 more octagon control and pressure from the challenger. Pettis right eye is showing damaged. Round 3 Pettis twice landed high head kicks but Dos Anjos kept up the pressure, volume pressure and scored another takedown. Round 4 Dos Anjos with 4 body kicks in a row backed Pettis to the cage scored another takedown. Pettis scramble to his feet scored his own takedown but Dos Anjos bounced right back up and was back in control. Dos Anjos again pressured scored the takedown and grinded out Pettis in dominate fashion.
Result- Rafael Dos Anjos by (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) unanimous decision