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UFC Fight Night 47 Results: Bader Decisions OSP in Snooze Fest, Pearson TKOs Maynard

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Ryan Bader defeated Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 47. In the night’s co-main event, Ross Pearson knocked out Gray Maynard.

There were other fights on the card. Most of them were pretty good. Unfortunately, terrible pacing really KILLED the card. It felt like an eternity between each fight. The six-fight main card started at 10 pm and didn’t finish until after 1 am. Brutal.

Remember when the UFC said they’d “put the ‘Bang’ in Bangor?” They didn’t.

Fortunately for you, we recapped the main card so you don’t have to sit through hours of terrible Nos commercials. Enjoy!


TUF Brazil 3 Finale Results: Stipe Miocic TKOs Fabio Maldonado in 35 Seconds

(The winner will face Chael Sonnen for the UFC’s inaugural gangsterweight title. / Photo via MMAFighting)

The second leg of today’s international UFC double-header — the TUF Brazil 3 Finale in Sao Paulo, Brazil — features top heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic fighting iron-jawed Brazilian light-heavyweight Fabio Maldonado, in a matchup that might best be described as a weird, funky, freaky kind of cirque du soleil-esque type of fight. Plus: The heavyweight and middleweight finals of TUF Brazil 3, Demian Maia fighting an obscure Russian dude, and TUF Brazil 1 winner Rony Jason facing off against Robbie Peralta.

Our buddy Matt Kaplan will be sticking round-by-round results from the FOX Sports 1 main card after the jump beginning at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Refresh the page every few minutes for all the latest updates, and follow us on twitter for additional deep thoughts.


Robbie Peralta Tests Positive for Marijuana Following UFC on FUEL 9 Loss, Faces Suspension and Rehab

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After suffering a unanimous decision loss to Akira Corassani at UFC on Fuel 9: Mousasi vs. Latifi last month, featherweight prospect Robbie “Problems” Peralta was just hit with more bad news — his drug test for the Stockholm event came up positive for marijuana metabolites. The UFC confirmed the news in a statement yesterday, adding that Peralta has agreed to attend drug rehabilitation classes, will receive a six-month suspension retroactive to the date of his fight against Corassani (April 6th), and must pass a drug test upon completion of the suspension before receiving clearance to compete again. And just think, two nights ago Robbie was enjoying some “chocolate filled crapes with whip cream,” blissfully unaware of what was about to go down.

Peralta entered the UFC in September 2011, and went undefeated in his first three bouts, scoring wins over Mike Lullo and Jason Young, and walking away with a no-contest against Mackens Semerzier after it was a determined that an accidental head-butt led to the end of their bout. (The fight was originally declared a TKO win for Peralta.) All three of those fights were buried on Facebook prelims, so his UFC on FUEL 9 match against Corassani was a big moment, as it kicked off the main card broadcast. Unfortunately, the fight didn’t go Peralta’s way, and the follow-up weed suspension puts “Problems” on thin ice. Now, he’ll have to spend his Saturdays learning about the dangers of the Devil’s flower while Alex Caceres snores loudly in the seat next to him. Bummer. But hey, it could have been worse, right?


Do Over Alert: Mackens Semerzier vs. Robbie Peralta Rematch Booked For UFC on FX 2

(Linka was always Peralta’s favorite Planeteer, but stealing her wind-based attacks?! The man is out of control!) 

Chalk one up for justice. When their original bout back at UFC on FOX ended via an accidental headbutt that knocked Mackens Semerzier out cold, Robbie Peralta was initially gifted a TKO victory. Referee Big John McCarthy and the audience alike were confused to say the least, but assumed that Peralta had managed to sneak in some sort of phantom punch in the mess of things. However, a quick look at the replay revealed a clash of heads to be the cause of Semerzier’s sudden case of narcolepsy, and “Mack Da Menace” immediately appealed the decision to the California State Athletic Commission. In a rare bit of good judgement, the commission sided with Sermizer and changed the bout to a no contest.

Now that all has been rightfully adjusted, these two featherweights are set to battle once again, this time at the UFC’s second FX event, which features a welterweight clash between Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves as well as the debut of the UFC’s newly added flyweight division.