UFC Fight Night 67, aka UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves, is on and poppin’ in Goiania, Brazil!
The main event pairs a longtime 170 lb. contender in Carlos Condit, who once wore the UFC interim welterweight title, against an opponent just out of the division’s top ten in Thiago Alves.
The co-main has two of the featherweight division’s top names meeting for the second time, in Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz.
We’ll have full play-by-play for the main card, and results for the preliminary bouts. Join us at 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT and remember to hit refresh often.
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweights: Tom Breese defeated Luiz “Besouro” Dutraby TKO (strikes) at 4:58 of round one
Women’s Strawweights: Juliana Lima defeats Ericka Almeida by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)
Preliminary Card (to air on Fox Sports 1)
Featherweights: Mirsad Bektic defeated Lucas Martins by TKO (strikes) at 0:30 of round two
Welterweights: Nicolas Dalby defeated Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Flyweights: Jussier Formiga defeated Wilson Reis by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Featherweights: Rony Jason defeated Damon Jackson by submission (triangle choke) at 3:31 of round one
Play-by-play starts now!
Main Card (to air on Fox Sports 1)
Welterweights: Wendell Oliveira (24-8) vs. Darren Till (12-0)
22 year old Till is a native of Liverpool, England, who trains out of Brazil — and boasts a background in luta livre and Muay Thai. The 31 year old Oliveira, a -110 favorite, is a Muay Thai/BJJ guy from Rio.
Round One: Both guys missing strikes badly to begin. Oliveira clinches up and backs Till against the cage, hits a few knees to legs and body but mostly holds. Till finally escapes, and we’re already halfway through the round… Till missing a lot of straight punches. Oliveira with a leg kick. This is not a good fight. Neither guy deserves the round so I’m going 10-10.
Round Two: Till with a takedown, but Oliveira bounces right back up. Till with a stronger takedown, and advances to Oliveira’s half guard. Punches from Till — and Bam! Bam! A pair of big elbows gets the KO!!!
Darren Till defeats Wendell Oliveira by KO (elbows) at 2:37 of round two.
Lightweights: Norman Parke vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Northern Ireland’s Parke is 28 years old, and just out of the top ten. Here he’s bouncing back from his first UFC loss (in five fights at ZUFFA). The 36 year old Trinaldo is mostly a kickboxer from Curitiba, Brazil. Parke is a -260 favorite.
Round One: Both southpaws — and we start slow… both pawing from long range. Leg kicks from Trinaldo. Accidental eye poke from Parke (?) but they continue. 1-2 from Parke, hooks to body and kick land hard from Trinaldo. Parke with a takedown. Trinaldo back up after a little light ground and pound, and back down again for more. Horn sounds on another slow first stanza. 10-9, Parke.
Round Two: Trinaldo adjusting to a new game plan, keeping away from the takedowns and landing leg kicks on Parke’s lead leg. Parke failing with his takedowns and eats a hard left to the body. Parke switches stances, but to little effect. Nice combinations by Trinaldo finish a clear Trinaldo round. 10-9, Trinaldo.
Round Three: Trinaldo moving forward with his combo’s and hits another good body shot. Parke evading — then hits a nice takedown. Parke looking for the back, has Trinaldo turtled against the fence. Parke looking for cranks and chokes, but both guys are tired. Trinaldo finally escapes. Parke takes him back down again… and there’s your fight. 10-9, Parke.
First round close here, so nothing would surprise me…
Francisco Trinaldo defeats Norman Parke by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Light Heavyweights: Francimar Barroso vs. Ryan Jimmo
Barroso is a 35 year old Nova Uniao fighter who is 1-1 in the UFC. Canada’s Jimmo is a 33 year old karateka who is 3-3. Jimmo, who has been an outspoken critic of his bosses and the Reebok deal, is a -275 favorite.
Round One: Jimmo opens with strikes and Barroso forces him to cage. Barroso with a few good punches. But yep… it’s another slow one… Jimmo keeps an overhook to prevent a takedown, eats a few knees to legs and body. Jimmo with a few punches which mostly miss. That’s about it, kids. 10-9, Barroso.
Round Two: Jimmo moving in and out, landing a few. Good body kick. Jimmo takes a heavy inside leg kick which lands right in the groin. Ugh. Jimmo needs the full five minutes. At the re-start, both guys bouncing in and out and landing little. Jimmo with an uppercut. Barroso with a right hand. Looks like they clash heads. 10-9, Jimmo.
*Doctor leans in close to Ryan Jimmo* "Where do you hurt, son?" *Jimmo murmurs.* "What?' says the doctor. "DEEZ NUTS."
— jim genia (@jim_genia) May 31, 2015
Round Three: More of the same. The fighters pace around one another and then end up inactive in long stretches in the clinch. The boo-birds are out. I’m going 10-10.
Scores are inexplicable.
Francimar Barroso defeats Ryan Jimmo by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-8, 30-27)
The president of the UFC chimes in:
Alright everyone…… WAKE UP!!!!!! Noons vs Oliveira is next!!!!! #thatwasbrutal
— Dana White (@danawhite) May 31, 2015
Welterweights: KJ Noons vs. Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira
The 27 year old Oliveira, of Rio, is a short notice replacement who is 0-1 in UFC. Ex boxer KJ Noons, who upset Nick Diaz in another life to win an Elite XC title, is originally of Hawaii but lives in California. He’s got a spotty record and enters a +110 underdog here.
Round One: Noons opens with sideways stance and looks for kicks. A few punches land for him. Oliveira initiates the clinch, gets several takedowns but Noons back up each time. Oliveira looking for back — gets it on a nice back take. Secures both hooks — and there’s the choke! It’s over!
Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira defeats KJ Noons by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:52 of round one.
Co-main event time!
Featherweights: Nik Lentz vs. Charles Oliveira
Round One: Great throw by Lentz as Oliveira tries to get a guillotine choke. Oliveira threatens with a kimura off his back. Oliveira back up, hits a hip throw — looks for a choke but no dice. Kicks and knees from Oliveira after they break. Lentz landing fairly well when it comes to hands — a big right hand as they’re against the cage. More exchanges, Oliveira with a good elbow, and a big knee to the body! Lentz crumbles to the mat and Oliveira with some punching in mount! Time runs out on a big Oliveira round. 10-9, Oliveira.
Round Two: Great Muay Thai combo’s from Oliveira, punches, elbows, and knees. Lentz clinches and takedown. Oliveira in half guard. Lentz passes, wow! Side control for Lentz, Oliveira scrambles up, and Lentz with a suplex to bring him back down. They scramble back and forth, and Lentz ends up on top again. Punches by Lentz who goes for a heel hook. Lentz continues to advance position and land strikes as round ends. 10-9, Lentz.
Round Three: Oliveira goes to standing guillotine after a knee to the body. He rocks back at one of the ugliest angles I’ve ever seen — and Lentz taps!!!
Charles Oliveira defeats Nik Lentz by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:10 of round three.
Welterweights: Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves
Round One: Condit attacking with diverse array of kicks and punches, Alves with the leg kick (as expected). Alves not reacting much to Condit’s fakes but also not as active. Not that much separating them, but Condit’s movement enough to keep out of trouble — and landing a bit more often. Condit, 10-9.
Round Two: Leg kicks seem to be effecting Condit, who is standing in front of Alves a lot now. Leg kicks landing — but BOOM! Big left lands for Condit. Alves crumbles to the mat and Condit follows with punches. Alves a bloody mess but somehow fights to his feet and looks for a guillotine. Big exchange of punches from both! Right hook lands hard for Condit, elbow lands for Condit — and a big takedown for Condit. Condit looking for mount as time expires. Condit, 10-8.
Ringside doctor stops the bout between rounds.
Carlos Condit defeats Thiago Alves by TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round two.