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!
The first fight on the main card featured Thiago Tavares’ one-round drubbing of Robbie Peralta. Tavares took him down almost immediately, stymied him with top control, and sunk in a rear-naked choke.
Shawn Jordan vs. Jack May was up next. Imagine a Bellator heavyweight fight but even more lackluster and that’s what this fight looked like. Thankfully, May gassed in the third round, which allowed Jordan to take him down and land a TKO win via ground and pound. Let’s just forget about this one and move on.
Alan Jouban and Seth Baczynski got the terrible taste out of our mouths. After a bit of inactivity in the beginning the two started scrapping wildly. A huge right hand from Jouban caught Baczynski on the chin and DROPPED him straight the canvas. It was the cleanest KO we’ve seen in a while.
The next fight ended with an equally awesome knockout. Tim Boetsch met Brad Tavares. Tavares picked Boetsch apart the entire first round. Boetsch’s face looked like it had been thrown into a wood chipper. But Boetsch ultimately managed to channel his comeback spirit in the second frame and land a shot to Tavares’ chin that dropped him. Tavares managed to scramble back to his feet, but was dropped a second time. The fight was called, and Boetsch’s hand was raised.
The string of KOs continued with Gray Maynard vs. Ross Pearson. In the first round, Maynard out-wrestled Pearson. There wasn’t a ton of other action to discuss. In the second, Pearson landed a hook that wobbled Maynard and sent him to the floor. Maynard turtled up while Pearson landed tons of ground and pound. The fight was over. One has to think Maynard’s career might be over.
Unfortunately, the main event was easily one of the worst fights in recent memory. Ryan Bader smothered an overmatched Ovince St.Preux for five rounds. We have nothing more to say about it because it was terrible.
Here were the card’s complete results:
Ryan Bader def. Ovince St. Preux via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
Ross Pearson def. Gray Maynard via TKO (punches) 1:35 of round 2
Tim Boetsch def. Brad Tavares via TKO (punches) 3:18 of round 2
Alan Jouban def. Seth Baczynski via KO (punches) 4:23 of round 1
Shawn Jordan def. Jack May via TKO (punches) 2:55 of round 3
Thiago Tavares def. Robbie Peralta via submission (rear-naked choke), 4:27 of round 1
Jussier Formiga def. Zach Makovsky via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sara McMann def. Lauren Murphy via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Tom Watson def. Sam Alvey via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Frankie Saenz def. Nolan Ticman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)