The UFC’s back in swing tonight with another pay-per-view card, but before that gets underway, we’ll take a look at the prelim action.
UFC 191 is going down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Fight Pass Prelim Results
Joe Riggs def. Ron Stallings via disqualification (illegal upkick) R2, 2:28
Joaquim Silva def. Nazareno Malegarie via split decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Clay Collard vs. Tiago Trator
Round 1: Collard fires off a nice jab. Collard takes a knee to the body but returns with an elbow. They clinch up again, exchange some strikes and break. Collard lands a right hand. Trator clinches up after Collard does a little but of showboating with his hands down. Collard reverses. Now Trator takes top position. Collard does a nice job of working his way back up and out, but Trator sweeps him to the floor. Trator jumps on Collard’s back and is hunting for a choke. Round ends.
Round 2: Collard storms in with a flurry of punches. Trator comes back firing. They clinch up briefly. Wow. Collard comes with a spinning elbow but misses. Plenty of action this round. Collard eats an overhand right. Nice counter from Collard. Trator’s on his back. Collard gets caught in an armbar but works his way out. Now Trator takes the top position. Latter moves into full mount.Collard gives up his back but shakes Trator off. Now Collard’s on top. Collard fires down a big punch from above. Round ends.
Round 3: Both guys chuck some hard shots. Collard has his hands down and takes a right. Latter plants a stiff jab. Trator comes with a nice front kick. Trator lands a shot and Collard calls him on. Trator comes in with a take down but Collard defends. Now Collard gets the TD but Trator pops right back up. Wow. Collard rolls for a knee bar but can’t get it. Trator’s on top. Round ends.
Tiago Trator def. Clay Collard via split decision (29-29, 28-29, 29-28)
Jessica Andrade vs. Raquel Pennington
Round 1: Andrade comes out firing and lands a right. Pennington clinches up. Andrade picks Pennington up and throws her to the floor. Andrade is working from within Pennington’s guard. Pennington scrambles out and takes a knee to the body. Pennington has Andrade up against the cage. Nice elbow from Pennington. Andrade comes back with a knee. Andrade is looking for the TD. Both bantamweights fire off some big shots. Another heated exchange along the fence. Andrade takes Pennington to the floor. Round ends.
Round 2: Pennington with some leg kicks. Andrade takes a hard left. Pennington flurries in but is countered with a left. Andrade comes in hard and Pennington puts her on her back with a double leg. Andrade is looking for a guillotine but Pennington gets back to her feet. Andrade lands a hard punch. Pennington gets a TD but Andrades counters with a guillotine. Pennington defends. Latter is on top and is throwing down punches from above. Andrades gives up her back and Pennington chucks on a rear-naked-choke. Wow. Andrade taps with just seconds left in the round.
Raquel Pennington def. Jessica Andrade via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 4:58
John Lineker vs. Francisco Rivera
Round 1: This should be a doozy. Lineker wings a hook but misses. Wow. Linker bombs in with a hook. This is nuts. Both guys are just chucking wild hooks. Rivera goes down. Lineker is pouring down shots. They get back up. It’s a crazy shoot out of big, big punches. Action spills to the mat. Lineker sinks in a choke and Rivera taps. Crazy, crazy fight.
John Lineker def. Francisco Rivera via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 2:08
Paul Felder vs. Ross Pearson
Round 1: Felder plants a hard knee to the body. Another knee from Felder. Pearson clinches up. Felder has Pearson up against the cage now. Felder fires off an elbow. Whoa. Felder throws a spinning elbow and misses. Felder comes with a head kick but Pearson counters with a TD. Felder throws some elbows from his back. Latter gets back to his feet. Felder chucks another spinning elbow and slips to the mat. Round ends.
Round 2: Pearson comes with a nice left hook. Felder cracks Pearson with a hard kick to the leg. Felder launches a flying knee but Pearson blocks it. Pearson throws head kick that misses. Hard body kick from Pearson. Felder returns with a body kick. Another knee to the body from Felder. Nice spinning body kick from Felder. Good jab from Pearson. Felder drops his hands and then wings a spinning kick that misses. Round ends.
Round 3: Felder continues to punish Pearson with knees to the body. Felder fires a big hook that misses. Nice jab from Pearson. Hard leg kick from Felder. Pearson misses on a spinning back fist but lands a left. Pearson pushes Felder to the cage. Both guys continue to stay busy in what’s a very competitive fight. Big hook from Pearson. Felder throws a wheel kick that’s blocked. Good right from Pearson. Felder with another knee. Final horn goes.
Ross Pearson def. Ross Pearson via split decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)