UFC on Fuel TV: Fight blog

Struve vs. Miocic

Round 2: Miocic starts round two by absorbing a kick to the
groin. The stoppage is brief. Struve begins to establish his
striking game, landing hooks. Miocic takes one to the temple and is
visibly hurt. Miocic dashes away and Struve literally chases him
around the Octagon in a half sprint. Struve catches Miocic with a
few uppercuts, only to eventually be stunned by a right from
Miocic. Both guys are taking and dishing some heavy shots. Struve
takes the advantage again throwing 4 consecutive rights to Miocic’s
jaw. Miocic stumbles and 20 seconds later Struve smells blood. He
targets the newly formed cut on Miocic’s right eye and follow up a
stiff cross with a series of uppercuts. After about 5 shots,
gravity does its job and Miocic collapses to the ground. Herb Dean
mercifully stops the fight.

Result: Struve wins via KO in Rd. 2

Round 1: The heavyweight main event clash is on! A hearty
handshake and the good will is over. Struve at 7 feet tall poses a
big reach problem for Miocic, but Miocic is successfuly early
sneaking into the reach and landing a few blows. Struve begins to
throw some kicks, but not really doing much damage. Struve starts
throwing some hooks and lands a nice left.Miocic is being very
conscious of the distance between he and Struve. Miocic lands a
solid right, but 5 seconds later Struve lands a strong kick and
follow it with a flying knee. Miocic returns that favor with a
right to Struve’s jaw. Sturve comes forward and Miocic scrambles
away using the ground. 1 minute to go and Miocic starts delivering
some body blows. Struve lands some leg kicks, but Miocic seems to
be the main agressor as the round ends.

Score: 10-9 Miocic

Hardy vs. Sadollah

Round 3: Sadollah is going to have to make some major moves
if he wants to take this fight. Hardy drives him against the cage
and Sadollah tries to work double underhooks to manipulate Hardy to
the ground. It ain’t happening. They break only to have Hardy drive
the fight back onto the cage wall. Sadollah goes for a high kick
and loses his balance. Hardy takes advantage and scores the
takedown. SAdollah is bleeding a bit from under his eye and Hardy
is grinding his face against the cage wall. Now the right elbow
gets in on the act and Sadollah is swallowing Hardy’s punishment.
Now Sadollah is cut beneath both eyes and is gushing. Hardy has
sadollah pretzeled against the wall. He lets him up in the last 20
seconds and lands a final combination. This fight is over. Hardy
mounts the Octagon wall in celebration.

Result: Hardy wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28,

Round 2: Hardy leads off round 2 thorwing some tight hooks.
He’s becoming the lead agressor and he scores a double leg
takedown. Sadollah makes sure the takedown doens’t amount to much
and they’re both back on their feet quickly. Sadollah has a body
lock on Hardy and they rumble against the cage. They break and
Sadollah goes back to relying on his kick to keep a bit of distance
from Hardy. Hardy shoots and gets another doule leg takedown
landing on top of Sadollah who keeps him in full guard. Hardy
starts the ground and pound dropping some left elbows on Sadollah
forehead. Sadollah goes to lock up Hardy’s arm but Hardy quickly
avoids the sub. Progress is halted by the horn.


Score: 10-9 Hardy

Score so far: 20-18 Hardy

Round 1: Hardy could not have a louder crowd behind him,
being the hometown boy. The chants of Hardy rain from the rafters.
Sadollah lands some side kicks while Hardy is working his hooks.
Hardy lands a solid left hook and he grins with satisfaction. Hardy
seems to be finding his range against Sadollah, but Sadollah is
still controlling the center of the Octagon. Half the round down
and Hardy is becoming a little more aggressive. He lands a few more
punches before Sadollah charges in and grabs a body lock. Sadollah
fails to convert it and Hardy flips the script pushing Sadollah
against the cage. Sadollah is looking for a trip with no success
and the fighter break. They clinch and throw some knees. With 30
seconds to go, Hardy pushes Sadollah against the cage again and
Sadollah brawls back with some quick fists. Both men collapse to
the ground in a late takedown and the horn sounds.

Score: 10-9 Hardy 

Pickett vs. Jabouin

Round 1: The fight begins with an early eye poke
to Pickett. Pickett takes a ten second break and we’re back at it.
Jabouin is keeping his distance, but ripping a few kicks to
Pickett’s head and body. Pickett is trying to establish his boxing
game, but only having moderate success. Every strike from both
fighters is being thrown with ill intent. They keep trading blows
at a swift pace and Pickett is slowly landing more shots. Jabouin
launches a spinning back kick, but Pickett catches it and drives
him to the cage. Jabouin blocks the takedown. 30 seconds later,
Pickett is looking for a clean shot and starts throwing bombs. He
lands a HUGE uppercut and Jabouin collpases to the canvas. Lights
out! The ref stops the fight. Pickett very well may be looking at
KO of the night honors!

Result: Pickett wins by KO in Rd. 1

Sass vs Wiman

Round 1: Sass drives the fight to the grounds within the
first 3 seconds! Wiman briefly hooks Sass’ head, but remains on the
defensive. sass being held back in closed guard torques against
Wiman’s neck and a scuffle ensues. Fists fly furiously and then
Sass tries a leg lock and fails. A seconds submission attempt also
fails and Wiman takes control going for a guillotine. He abandons
that and goes for a triangle. He has to abandon that as well and
with no subs working for either guy, Sass decides to lay in with
some serious strikes. Wiman eats a few and then pulls a Russian
armbar, but the fence is making things difficult. Sass is clutching
his arm, and Wiman is yanking. He gets it! 3 seconds later, Sass is
tapping and Dana White is giving a standing “O”. Hell of a fight
jam packed with action.

Result: Wiman wins via armbar submission in Rd. 1

Hathaway vs Maguire

Round 3: Maguire must know that he is losing this fight. He
will need a gargantuan effort to take this away from Hathaway. But
Hathaway is still the one acting as the aggressor. For one of the
few times in what has been an exciting night, you hear a few boos
from the crowd. Half the round passes and Hathaway knows that he
just needs to stay out of trouble. And he’s fighting like it. With
1:40 to go, Maguire shoots and gets a single leg takedown. He’s got
90 seconds to steal this fight. It’s going to have to be a
submission, but Hathaway is controlling Maguire well in closed
guard. Hathaway makes a quick shift, almost as if he was going to
go for an armbar, but instead he lands a few upkicks as the horn
blows. Fight over.

Result: Hathaway wins by unanimous decision (All 3 judges,

Round 2: Hathaway’s movement continues to be impressive adn
early in round two he takes advantage of it working into Maguire’s
body and scoring an early takedown. Hathaway shifts that takedown
into half guard and Maguire latches onto his head to prevent
Hathaway from throwing any power shots. Hathaway abandons the
position briefly in an effort to do more damage but ends up coming
back down on top of Maguire, again in half guard. Hathaway is
absolutely frustrating Maguire. with 2 minutes to go, Hathaway
stands but Maguire stay on his back, seemingly preferring to keep
the fight on the ground. Hathaway obliges and from full guard
delivers a few shots to the body. This round has been all Hathaway,
as during the final seconds, Maguire’s looking like a punching

Score: 10-9 Hathaway

Score so far: 20-18 Hathaway

Round 1: The battle of Britain begins with Maguire taking
the center of the Octagon. A little jabbing back and forth, but
nothing too aggressive. Hathaway is the biggest favorite on the
main card tonight so Maguire has his work cut out for him. 1 minute
into the round Hathaway shifts into being the aggressor driving
Maguire into the cage with flurries of punches.Not much damage from
either side, but Hathaway is establishing Octagon control. With one
minute to go, Hathaway lunges forward and Maguire falls to his
back. Hathaway tumbles past Maguire though and both guys are back
to their feet. In the trailing moments, Maguire lands a few nice
blows, but this fight is just warming up.

Score: 10-9 Hathaway

Mills vs Ludwig

Round 1: We’re underway in Nottingham and Che Mills comes
out early making the home crowd proud. Mills makes an early take
down and establishes side control. Ludwig scrambles well, but Mills
does better, keeping control and landing some elbows. The elbows do
their job cutting Ludwig above the eye. Ludwig improves his
situation, shifting Mills into guard. Then Ludwig fights and kicks
his way back to his feet only to fall back down and wince with a
serious left leg injury. The fight stops well before anyone wanted
it to.

Result: Mills wins by stoppage due to injury in Rd. 1


Main Card

Struve vs Miocic

Hardy vs Sadollah

Pickett vs Jabouin

Sass vs Wiman

Hathaway vs Maguire

Mills vs Ludwig