Live from the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN, UFC presents UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot. Our coverage of the main card airs begins at 8 PM EST on FX following FUEL TV and Facebook prelims. In the main event of the evening, Travis “Hapa” Browne squares off against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in a 5-round affair.
Travis Browne vs. Antonio Silva
Round 1 – Right hand barely misses for Hapa. Right hand comes down the pipe from Bigfoot as Browne misses a kick. Leg kick lands for Silva. Right hand from Hapa is blocked. Silva comes forward for the takedown and he eats a big knee to the stomach. Thai clinch from Browne but Bigfoot slips free. Both men land big lead hooks. Two punches from Travis Browne miss and Bigfoot Silva lands a huge strike, putting Hapa facedown on the mat. Several punches later, referee Herb Dean stops the fight and we are all done.
Winner: Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva by TKO (R1, punches, 3:27)
Jake Ellenberger vs. Jay Hieron
Round 1 – Left kick misses from Hieron. Lunging left misses from Hieron. Inside leg kick from Hieron. Spinning body kick from Jay Hieron. Left hand misses from Ellenberger as Hieron slips under. Left hook counter lands for Hieron. Short uppercut from Ellenberger stuns Hieron, but he recovers quickly. Hieron misses a spinning kick to the body. Hieron keeps Ellenberger at bay. Hieron goes for the takedown, Ellenberger jumps to avoid the takedown, delivers a knee and slips free of Hieron’s grasp. Spinning backfist misses from Hieron. Ellenberger comes forward with a punch that misses as the round ends. 10-9 Hieron
Round 2 – Leg kick from Ellenberger. Hieron lands a left hook as Ellenberger comes in. Left jab lands for Hieron. Head kick is checked by Ellenberger. Hieron comes in for a left hook and Ellenberger gets a big takedown into guard. Short elbows from Ellenberger. Hieron scrambles back to his feet but he’s bleeding from those shots. High kick from Hieron again. Front kick from Hieron misses wide. Jab from Hieron as Ellenberger comes in. Spinning backfist misses again from Jay Hieron. High kick from Ellenberger misses and Hieron comes back with one of his own. 10-9 Ellenberger
Round 3 – Both fighters miss big hooks to start the round. Accidental kick to the groin from Hieron stops the fight momentarily. On the restart, Hieron is back on the attack with kicks and punches, but Ellenberger gets through on a double leg takedown. Hieron pops right back up. Hieron and Ellenberger both duck big hooks. Leg kick from Jake Ellenberger as Hieron drops his gloves. High kick blocked by Ellenberger. Takedown attempt by Ellenberger is stuffed. High kick from Hieron misses. He has gone with that technique numerous times to no avail. The fight ends with Hieron going backwards and slipping to the cage. 10-9 Ellenberger and 29-28 Ellenberger
Winner: Jake Ellenberger by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
John Dodson vs. Jussier Formiga
Round 1 – Left hand lands for Dodson. Left to the body connects on Formiga. Both fighters step in, but they separate with not much damage done. Dodson ducks a big hook. Right hand from Dodson misses. Formiga connects with a left hand. Combination by Dodson is countered by Formiga. Two rights from Formiga. Formiga shoots for a double leg takedown, but Dodson stuffs it. Uppercut misses from Dodson. Right hand lands for Formiga. The crowd begins to boo as the fighters mainly box through the first stanza. A clash of heads occurs as Formiga shoots. 10-9 Dodson
Round 2 – Same tactics to start the second round. Lots of boxing for a minute. Leg kick from Dodson. Outside leg kick from Dodson, who is very flat footed. Right hand from Formiga misses. Two uppercuts from Dodson are nowhere near the mark. Combination from Dodson lands and Formiga shoots to no avail. Big left hand from Dodson drops Formiga. Formiga is rolling around like a man possessed to avoid the TKO finish and gets back to his feet. Body shot is followed by a big left hand that puts Formiga down on his back. Formiga promptly rolls to his stomach as the blows rain down. The fight is stopped with Formiga lying face down on the mat.
Winner: John Dodson by TKO (R2, punches, 4:35)
Josh Neer vs. Justin Edwards
Round 1 – Edwards comes out on fire and shoots for a takedown that is stuffed. Neer reverses, but Justin Edwards takes his neck while standing and chokes Josh Neer out with a guillotine.
Winner: Justin Edwards by submission (R1, guillotine, 0:45)
Tags: Antonio Silva, Mixed Martial Arts, Travis Browne, UFC, UFC on FX