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UFC on FOX 13: Dos Santos vs. Miocic — Live Results & Commentary

(“Someday *I’ll* be big, and you’ll have to listen to *me*!” — That kid in the background. / Photo via Getty)

Fresh off of last night’s TUF 20 Finale card which focused on strawweights and lightweights, the UFC is on the scene in Phoenix tonight with a FOX card focusing on heavyweights and Diazweights. Yes indeedy, it’s time for UFC on FOX 13, and the big boys will be doing their thing: Ex-heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos faces off against top contender Stipe Miocic in the main event, while Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve do their best to get back in the win column. But first, Matt Mitrione will see if his magical shoulder tackle works on Gabriel Gonzaga.

Our friend Alex Giardini will be furiously typing out round-by-round results from the “Dos Santos vs. Miocic” main card after the jump, beginning at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. Refresh the page every few minutes for all the latest, and tell us how you’re feeling on twitter @cagepotatomma. Cheers!

Preliminary Card Results
- Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Claudia Gadelha via split decision (28-29, 29-28×2)
- John Moraga def. Willie Gates via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:06 of R3
- Ben Saunders def. Joe Riggs via submission (injury) at 0:57 of R1
- Drew Dober def. Jamie Varner via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:52 of R1
- Derek Brunson vs. Ed Herman  (Canceled due to Brunson suffering from food poisoning)
- Bryan Barberena def. Joe Ellenberger via TKO (strikes) at 3:24 of R3
- David Michaud def. Garett Whiteley via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28×2)
- Henry Cejudo def. Dustin Kimura via unanimous decision (30-27×3)
- Ian Entwistle def. Anthony Birchak via submission (heel hook) at 1:04 of R1

Welcome to the UFC on FOX 13 liveblog. Stay a while, share some laughs, and pray for some saucy scraps. It’s been a pretty eventful evening thus far to say the least, so let’s hope the trend continues.

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Matt Mitrione

Round 1: Mitrione declines to touch gloves, and starts talking to him. Mitrione is bouncy on the feet, but gets caught by a right hand from Gonzaga. Mitrione lands a sharp jab, keeping up with his footwork. Gonzaga steps on Mitrione’s foot, and the latter starts to back up. Gonzaga starting to walk him down. Both heavyweights are swinging wildly, but missing most of their punches. Mitrione staggers Gonzaga with a brutal left hand, and the Brazilian goes down on all fours. Mitrione lacing him with shots, and Gonzaga tries to get up but is brought down again. It’s all over, and the man formerly known as “Meathead” gets the job done.

Matt Mitrione def. Gabriel Gonzaga via TKO (strikes) at 1:59 of R1

Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve 

Round 1: Struve backing Overeem to the fence, but no strikes thrown yet. They lock up, with Overeem pitting Struve against the cage. Struve lands a kick to the body, followed by a knee. Overeem just grazes his foe with a right hand, and locks up Struve, tossing him to the ground and in full guard. Right hand from Overeem, while Struve is on his back and trying to control the wrists. Overeem stands up, and falls back into the closed guard. Overeem postures up again, rocking Struve with right hands. Overeem landing a bunch of punches to the downed Struve, who eventually goes out, forcing “Big” John to step in.

Alistair Overeem def. Stefan Struve via knockout (strikes) at 4:13 of R2

Up next, Jon Jones joins the FOX broadcast team (including Daniel Cormier) for an interview…

So, they begin by playing montage featuring the brawl that was so bad for the sport, and Brian Stann starts to break down Jones and Cormier at UFC 182. They show more footage of the feud, and Rogan takes it away next to Cormier, while Jones is live via satellite (like The Rock). When asked about the brawl, Jones admits he’d go after Cormier the way he did again, and Cormier feels the same way. Rogan asks each fighter a question, and Cormier says he’s going to make Jon Jones quit, while the champ laughs it off and says Cormier has a job as a commentator for a reason. Not much else to note about the conversation, and the focus switches to Dana White, who starts to sell the fight even further for whatever reason. Let’s get on with the show, for the love of Jesus.

The crowd starts doing the wave in the background…the f*cking wave.

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Nate Diaz

Round 1: The crowd starts to get behind the Stockton fighter, while RDA hits Diaz with a leg kick. They trade right hands, both connecting. Diaz working his jab, but gets hit by a combo from RDA. Leg kick checked from Diaz, but he’s getting hit repeatedly in the lead leg. Good combination from RDA, and Diaz gets a left hook in. Diaz switches stances after taking a brutal leg kick, and Rogan is eluding to Diaz being in trouble. Both lightweights are duking it out in the center, and RDA is landing a little more. Diaz lands a left, followed by a right, but limps backwards after another lethal kick to his legs. Diaz switching stances, and gets a takedown stuffed. RDA joins him on the ground, working from side control. RDA controls the back and threatens with hammerfists, but Diaz rolls underneath and tries to lock up RDA’s foot for a lock. RDA moves out of danger, rejoining Diaz on the mat and into side control with elbows.

Round 2: RDA wastes no time in going back to the lead leg, and goes to the body with his shots, too. Diaz is backing up from the shots, and RDA is just hacking away at the leg. Diaz is essentially on one leg right now, and he’s much slower in his attack. RDA backs Diaz up with a string of punches, and takes him down near the fence. Diaz is trying to get back to his feet, while the Brazilian is sticking to him like glue and charging him against the cage. Big knee to the body from RDA, followed by a couple of leg kicks on the break. Diaz is doing much better with his punches, but he can’t really trouble RDA at this point with one leg. RDA hits him with a kick to the chest, and Diaz goes down. RDA closes the round on top of his opponent.

Round 3: Diaz is trying to get flashy, yet RDA is still pestering him with a diverse attack. RDA has Diaz on the mat, and starts to work elbows from the guard. RDA stands up, and hacks at Diaz’s legs while the latter is still on his back. RDA is switching from side control and into Diaz’s guard, trying to gain a little bit of an edge. Diaz is doing well on his back, but surviving at this point. RDA stands back up, and goes right back down to trouble Diaz some more. Diaz is cut open on the forehead, and he starts to slap RDA. The Brazilian slaps him back, and starts to hammer him with ground and pound. The buzzer sounds, and RDA puts his hands up. Diaz either put his hands up, or flipped off the crowd in true Lesnar vs. Goldberg fashion.

Rafael dos Anjos def. Nate Diaz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26×2)

Main event coming up next, but we have to check in with Karyn Bryant first. This might take a while.

Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic

Round 1: Big right hand from JDS to open things up, and Miocic moves in for the clinch. Miocic has JDS against the cage, working a single leg. Nice left and an uppercut from the American in the clinch, and they separate. Miocic goes for the hips again, and gets stuffed, but Miocic tagged JDS a couple of times and had him hurt. JDS recovers, hitting Miocic with a right hand of his own. Jab stifles JDS, but he nails Miocic with a solid left hook. Right hand from Miocic rocks JDS, and Miocic goes for the tsakedown again. They break, and both dudes are swinging for the fences, both being rocked from right hands. Right hook from JDS over the top, and then an uppercut. Right hand staggers JDS, and Miocic has the Brazilian against the cage in the clinch. Some pretty impressive stuff from Miocic thus far. JDS clips Miocic with a few left hooks to close out the round.

Round 2: Miocic tries the takedown once more, but gets stuffed. Kick to the body from Miocic, and while he goes for the takedown again, JDS laces him with a few hammerfists. JDS now has Miocic pitted against the fence, but breaks away. Things have slowed down a bit here. Miocic doing a good job of sliding away from the punches, and gets some clean punches in while cutting on the inside. JDS misses with an overhead right, and the Brazilian is busted up quite badly around the eyes. They break from the clinch and throw bombs at each other. JDS nails Miocic with a left hook, and they’re back in the center. It looks like JDS’ gas is slowly starting to run out, but he’s still in there. Right hand from Miocic backs JDS against the fence. Takedown for Miocic, and he takes the back. JDS is up in no time, but his face is a mess.

Round 3: Miocic threatens with a takedown again, and secures it after a second try. JDS had his back and reversed positioning, but couldn’t do anything before Miocic got back to his feet. Both dudes breathing heavy. JDS missing most of his punches, while Miocic is keeping away from the dangerous punches. Both heavyweights working the jab, as JDS goes to the body a little more. JDS blasts Miocic with a left hand and drops him. Miocic is bloodied, but back on his feet and moving forward. Miocic has a takedown stuffed. JDS starting to get back into the groove, while his foe is going to the body often. JDS with a solid right hand to close the round.

Round 4: Kick to the gonads from Miocic to get us started in round four. They resume, and JDS backs up the American with jabs. Miocic relentlessly working the takedown attempt, yet JDS stays on his feet. Right hand for JDS, and things are a little more calculated from both guys right now. Combination lands for JDS. Miocic still walking him down and pressuring the former champion. Miocic backs JDS up all the way across the cage with punches, and the Brazilian gets his back off the cage and sends the action back to the center. Miocic tags JDS with a right hand, following up with big shots that have JDS on wobbly legs. JDS returns the favor with a right and survives the scare. JDS scores a takedown from out of nowhere, setting up shop in the guard. Miocic hits the switch and he’s back on his feet. JDS comes on strong to close the round, but Miocic stays grounded.

Round 5: Jabs from Miocic, with JDS having a little more pep in his step. JDS with a great combination that tags Miocic. Overhead right from JDS, and Miocic lands some heavy leather of his own. Big right hand from JDS, and these dudes just look like zombies at this point. JDS is outboxing his counterpart, but Miocic isn’t letting this fight slip past him, either. Miocic taking plenty of shots to the dome, yet he’s landing a couple of rights of his own. He decks JDS with a big one, which forces the Brazilian to tie him up against the fence. They exchange shots to the body before locking up against the fence. Seconds to go, and Miocic turns it on, but JDS storms him with a left hook from hell. Miocic pushes him back, and they clinch with some dirty boxing to close out the fight. It was a doozy.

Junior dos Santos def. Stipe Miocic via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46×2)

Some will agree with the decision, and some won’t. It was a pretty good fight, complete with power shots and sloppiness. Thanks for hanging with us, homies.


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