Welcome to Inside Fights’ live coverage of UFC Fight Night 30 from the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, England. The main event will be a five-round middleweight bout as former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida drops down a weight class to face Mark Munoz. There will be a total of twelve fights on the card. The first six preliminary bouts air online while the main card airs on FOX Sports 2. We will keep you all up to date with all of the coverage and news coming out of the event, so stay tuned and enjoy the fights.
Brad Scott vs. Michael Kuiper
Referee: Marc Goddard
ROUND 1- We are underway today with our first bout. Kuiper starts with a leg kick. Scott with a jab that is countered with a leg kick from Kuiper. Kuiper with another leg kick but Scott pushes him away with a punch. Scott with an uppercut and then clinches up and lands a knee to the body. Scott pushes Kuiper up against the cage. Kuiper looking for the takedown against the fence but Scott is applying good pressure. Scott with knees to the body against the fence. Kuiper goes for the judo takedown and gets it with an overhook but Scott gets back up and is looking for a takedown of his own. Scott drops down but can’t get the fight down to the mat. Scott with another knee to the thigh. Kuiper with a return knee to the body. Kuiper has the Thai plumb and is looking to land some knees but Scott causes separation and lands a punch. Marc Goddard warns them to improve position. They’re still battling against the fence but Kuiper has Scott’s head. Goddard breaks them up to the center of the Octagon. Kuiper with a leg kick. Scott misses a jab. Scott with a nice combination to the body and pushes Kuiper up against the cage. This round is still up for grabs. Kuiper tries to escape but Scott throws him down and then applies a standing guillotine. It is in tight and Kuiper taps out! Submission win for Scott! He gets his first win inside the Octagon.
Official Result: Brad Scott def. Michael Kuiper by submission (guillotine choke) at 4:17 of Round 1
Jimy Hettes vs. Rob Whiteford
Referee: Neal Hall
ROUND 1- Hettes comes back from a long layoff as Whiteford makes his UFC debut on very short notice. Both come out in a southpaw stance. Whiteford with an over the top punch and then lands a combination. Hettes with a leg kick and Whiteford counters with a left hand. Hettes misses a front kick. Whiteford with a leg kick. Hettes forces a clinch and pushes the fight against the fence but Whiteford switches positions. Both men have judo backgrounds. Whiteford drops down but right back up. Whiteford with an elbow but can’t score on a takedown attempt. Hettes gets a judo throw and takes the fight down and has Whiteford in trouble with a submission attempt. Hettes looking for a keylock using his legs and punches Whiteford while he is looking for it. Whiteford gets out and Hettes transitions to full mount and the switches to the back. Hettes is looking for a rear-naked choke in as he grinds away. Hettes with hammerfists to Whiteford. Hettes goes back to looking for the choke. Whiteford is defending well but Hettes is in a dominant position. The crowd boos just a little. Whiteford gives up his full back and Hettes is being patient looking for the choke. Hettes has full back mount with a body triangle. Whiteford tries to escape but Hettes has good control of him. Whiteford reverses as Hettes lets go and they scramble to the feet. Hettes with another takedown and the round closes out. 10-9 Hettes.
ROUND 2- Whiteford lands a nice combo to start the second round and is landing more punches. Hettes with a jab. Hettes lands a left hand and looks for a takedown but Whiteford shakes him off. Hettes lands a knee to the head and drags the fight to the mat and takes the back of Whiteford. Hettes has Whiteford’s back and is going back to looking for the choke. Hettes has the body triangle but can’t quite get the arm under Whiteford’s neck. Whiteford looks for a reversal and gets it but Hettes has a triangle choke attempt there. Hettes is looking to adjust as he lands elbows from the bottom and he gets the triangle locked in. Whiteford doesn’t tap but the referee checks Whiteford’s arm and he is out. Triangle choke win from Hettes! Second submission in two fights today.
Official Result: Jimy Hettes def. Robert Whiteford by technical submission (triangle choke) at 2:17 of Round 2
Andy Ogle vs. Cole Miller
Referee: Leon Roberts
ROUND 1- Miller is looking to avoid dropping to 1-4 at 145 pounds. Leon Roberts is the referee for this bout. Ogle misses a big overhand right to start his attack. Ogle with a body punch and Miller counters with a body kick. Miller lands two right hands and is tagging Ogle with it a few more times. They clinch up and Miller lands some knees to Ogle. Ogle pushes Miller against the fence and Miller still has the Thai plumb and Ogle is trying to escape it. Ogle drops for a takedown but Miller defends it. Miller with a knee to the face of Ogle. Ogle has Miller pushed back against the fence. Ogle with a knee to the thigh. Miller switches positions and lands a knee. Ogle reverses it into a takedown and is in half-guard. Miller reverses and takes the back of Ogle and has a body lock in. Miller has Ogle’s left arm trapped but Ogle gets it out. Miller has a fully locked in body triangle. Miller looking for the choke and has the body triangle choke locked in tight. Ogle lands some punches and Miller is looking to mount but maintains the back mount. Miller with some punches from the back as Ogle lands some punches when he finds an opening. Ogle punching Miller fires the crowd up but Miller isn’t in any sort of danger. Miller still has the back and may ride the round out. He traps Ogle but doesn’t have time to do anything as the round ends. 10-9 Miller.
ROUND 2- Ogle comes right out with a left hand but Miller backs up and is landing a jab of his own. Ogle with a leg kick followed by another. Miller with an uppercut and they tie up. Ogle with a body punch as they both look for an advantage in the clinch. Ogle pushes the fight against the fence and is looking for the single-leg takedown. Good defense and balance from Miller as he keeps the fight on the feet. Miller grabs the neck and has a guillotine choke locked in deep. It is in tight against the cage but Ogle is surviving. Ogle is defending well against the cage and escapes somehow. Good use of the cage by Ogle and he is on top against the fence. Miller with punches from the bottom as Ogle looks to transition. Ogle in the full guard of Miller. Ogle is unable to posture up but lands short punches. Miller with heel taps on Ogle. Miller sweeps to the back but Ogle gets back on top though Miller has his legs up. Ogle falls back into full guard and lands an elbow from the top. Ogle lands another elbow. Ogle postures up but Miller sweeps into an armbar. Miller looking to get the arm fully extended. Beautiful grappling from Miller. Miller rolls back into back control and is looking for the choke. Miller still looking for the submission as he lands punches from the back. Ogle with over the shoulder punches. Miller unleashes punches and wins the round. 10-9 Miller.
ROUND 3- Ogle may need a finish here to win the fight. Ogle comes out with a punch and lands a body kick. Ogle with an inside leg kick and they are trading punches. Ogle is fighting to finish this fight. Both men land left hooks. Ogle lands a nice combo that gets the crowd going. Ogle with a right hand and then a body kick. Ogle with a left hook. Ogle with a combo to the body as Miller can’t get anything in. Ogle with an uppercut and Miller is cut under his eye. Ogle switches for the takedown and gets it and is in Miller’s full guard. Ogle with some elbows from the top. He lands some more but Miller is covering up. The crowd gets louder. Ogle with more elbows but Miller grabs a hold of him. Ogle postures up and lands more elbows. Big right hand from Ogle. Miller is trying to escape as Ogle is looking for a finish. Miller gets a body triangle locked in as Ogle looks for more elbows. Ogle trying to escape from the guard but Miller is hanging on. Miller is breathing heavy. Ogle postures and lands some punches from the top. Ogle with a knee to the body. Miller with heel taps to the thigh. Ogle with body punches from the top. Miller is looking for a sweep against the fence and we have 30 seconds left. Ogle with more ground-and-pound. Ogle spins out of trouble and remains on top. Ogle with more punches as the fight ends. Round goes to Ogle but this should be Miller’s fight, but you never know with judging. 10-9 Ogle.
Official Result: Cole Miller def. Andy Ogle by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Rosi Sexton vs. Jessica Andrade
Referee: Neal Hall
ROUND 1- We have our lone women’s bout on the card now as both women look to bounce back from losses. They touch gloves to start. Andrade misses a front kick. They trade punches and Andrade lands a nice left hand. Andrade pushes Sexton against the cage and is unloading with a lot of punches. Sexton executes a clinch to survive and they break. Sexton lands a combination. Andrade lands a big right hand. Andrade with a left hand and a leg kick but Sexton catches the leg and pushes the fight against the fence. Sexton looks for the takedown but they break and Andrade is landing a lot of punches. Sexton is bleeding from the nose. Sexton misses a left hand but lands a left hook. Sexton with a leg kick but Andrade lands a combo. Sexton with a left jab and they trade punches. Andrade lands two nice combos and hurts Sexton with two right hands. Andrade pushes Sexton against the fence and lands some more big strikes. Sexton with a knee in the clinch. They break but Andrade lands a left hand. Andrade with a nice combo. They tie up and both land punches. Sexton with a leg kick. Andrade with a power combination but Sexton lands a big right hand. Jab from Sexton. They tie up and Andrade gets a takedown and is in side control. Andrade with body punches. They scramble to the feet and Sexton lands two knees to the body. Andrade with a combo. Sexton goes for a takedown but it is stuffed. Andrade with more power punches and she drops Sexton but lands an illegal knee as the round ends. 10-9 Andrade.
ROUND 2- Sexton misses her first two strikes thrown but both land right hands. Andrade with a right hand that has Sexton in trouble and Andrade lands some punches. Sexton survives and fires back and lands a right hand. Both are trading punches as both survive. Sexton misses on a takedown. Andrade with an inside leg kick. They trade punches. Andrade has Sexton in trouble again with numerous punches. Big knee from Andrade and she is teeing off on Sexton. Sexton is taking a bad beating but is surviving. Andrade with a left hook. Andrade with a front kick. Sexton misses some kicks. Andrade with a left hook and lands more punches on Sexton. Sexton is hanging on but Andrade is unloading with punches and uppercuts. Andrade with a big left hook. Sexton with a superman punch. Andrade with more punches. Sexton with a leg kick but Andrade lands a punch. Andrade with a flying knee. Andrade lands more punches. Sexton lands some punches. She is somehow surviving this onslaught from Andrade. Andrade with more hard punches. Andrade with body kicks and she lands more punches and knees. Andrade with more punches and kicks. Sexton goes for a takedown but it is defended. Sexton does get a takedown though but they get back up as the round ends. 10-9 Andrade.
ROUND 3- Andrade is dominating this fight as we go to the final round. Sexton with a leg kick. Sexton lands a nice combination. Andrade with right hands and more hard punches. Andrade with a left hand. Sexton with a head kick. Sexton lands a right hand but eats punches from Andrade. They trade punches. Sexton goes for a takedown but presses this fight against the cage. Andrade switches positions and lands knees to the legs of Sexton. Sexton with a knee to the body and they break. Sexton misses some punches. Andrade with a combination. They trade punches and Sexton lands a big right hand. Andrade lands a right hand. Sexton with a leg kick. Andrade with another nice combination and has Sexton in trouble again. Andrade with more power strikes and Sexton is still somehow surviving. They trade punches. They tie up against the fence. They trade in close range. Sexton misses a head kick. Andrade with more punches and the women trade big punches to end the fight. Big win for Andrade and very dominant. 10-9 Andrade.
Official Result: Jessica Andrade def. Rosi Sexton by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-26)
Luke Barnatt vs. Andrew Craig
Referee: Marc Goddard
ROUND 1- Both men looking to score another win inside the Octagon. Barnatt has Chael Sonnen in his corner. Barnatt is a tall middleweight. Craig misses a big right hand to start and they trade leg kicks. Craig with a big leg kick. Craig with a big right hand. Barnatt with a front kick. Craig with a leg kick. Craig misses a left hook. Barnatt with a body kick. Craig lands a big right hand. Barnatt backs Craig up with a right hand as Craig lands a leg kick. Barnatt with a checked head kick. Craig with a leg kick and Barnatt fires one of his own back. They trade punches and tie up briefly. Barnatt misses a double jab. Craig with a leg kick. Barnatt with a front kick and then lands a nice combo with punches and kicks. Barnatt with a left hand and then misses a combo as Craig shows good head movement. Big right hand from Craig hurts Barnatt. Both trade punches. They trade again and then trade leg kicks. Barnatt with a right hand. Craig with a leg kick. Craig with two left hands. Barnatt with a leg kick and then lands a spin kick. Craig with a left hook that stuns Barnatt. Barnatt with a jab. Barnatt tags Craig with a big combo and Craig is stunned and drops and is in a ton of trouble. Barnatt goes for the finish but Craig survives and gets to his feet but is still in trouble. Barnatt chases Craig around and Craig survives. Barnatt had a chance to finish but hesitated and Craig survived. 10-9 Barnatt.
ROUND 2- Craig survived and has seemed to recover. They trade jabs. Barnatt with two body kicks and Craig counters with a leg kick. Craig lands a big right hand. Barnatt misses two jabs. Craig lands a hard jab. Craig lands a combo after Barnatt lands a jab. Barnatt lands a right hand. Craig with a body punch. Craig lands a nice combination. Right hand from Barnatt. Barnatt with a short jab and Craig falls down. Barnatt with another premature celebration- he has to stop that if he is going to win. Barnatt with a throw takedown and is in side control. Barnatt takes the back of Craig and has a choke locked in tight and Craig taps out! Barnatt gets the win by a submission in a nice solid fight.
Official Result: Luke Barnatt def. Andrew Craig by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:12 of Round 2
Al Iaquinta vs. Piotr Hallmann
Referee: Leon Roberts
ROUND 1- We close out the prelims with a lightweight bout. Both men taking this fight on short notice and have recently fought. Iaquinta immediately goes for the takedown and has the back against the fence. Hallmann is twice warned about grabbing the fence. Both land punches as they break. Iaquinta with a body kick and then one to the legs. Hallmann with a front kick. Hallmann with a leg kick. Hallmann lands a right hand. They trade punches. Iaquinta with a head kick. Iaquinta grabs a leg but lets it go. Hallmann with a nice left hook and a knee to the body of Iaquinta. Hallmann with two left hands as Iaquinta lands a jab and right hand. Hallmann with a front kick. Iaquinta with a short elbow. Hallmann with a head kick and they trade hard punches. Iaquinta with a body kick. Iaquinta has a takedown stuffed by Hallmann. Hallmann with a side kick. Hallmann misses a body punch. Hallmann with a nice combo but Iaquinta lands a good right hand. Iaquinta with a big head kick. Iaquinta with an uppercut. Hallmann with a body punch then a head punch. Hallmann with a left hand and Iaquinta lands a left hand. Both land close as Iaquinta lands a body kick. Iaquinta with a body punch and then a kick to the body. Iaquinta goes for a takedown but Hallmann shows good defense. Iaquinta with a left hand and Hallmann scores a quick takedown at the close of the round. Close round. 10-9 Hallmann.
ROUND 2- Iaquinta with a right hand to start the second round. Iaquinta just misses a big right hand. Hallmann lands a right hand. Hallmann with a head kick. They trade punches in close range. Iaquinta with a body kick. Hallmann gets a takedown as Iaquinta goes for a kick and has Iaquinta controlled against the fence. They get back to the feet and are tied up against the cage. Big elbow and left hook from Iaquinta. Iaquinta is bleeding from the nose. They exchange and Iaquinta lands a nice left hand. Both land leg kicks and then right hands. Going punch-for-punch here. Iaquinta misses an uppercut and Hallmann lands a combination. Hallmann with a standing knee and then a body punch. Iaquinta with a leg kick. Iaquinta with a right hand and Hallmann is wobbly. Iaquinta with more punches and Hallmann goes down and Iaquinta lands punches. Hallmann gets up but Iaquinta lands some more punches. Hallmann lands a punch and goes for the takedown but it is stuffed. Iaquinta has the back in side control and Hallmann is recovering. They get up and Iaquinta lands a body kick. Iaquinta with a head kick that lands. Hallmann with a body kick but Iaquinta grabs him and pushes him against the cage. Iaquinta with a combo as they break. Iaquinta with a right hand. Iaquinta with a body punch. Iaquinta with a nice combo and lands an uppercut. Iaquinta just misses a big right hand as the round ends well for him. 10-9 Iaquinta.
ROUND 3- This fight could still be up for grabs as we head to the final round. Hallmann with a body kick but Iaquinta checks it. Iaquinta just misses a big right hand and Hallmann counters with a takedown. They get back up and Hallmann lands a right hand. Iaquinta misses a left hand but lands a leg kick. Hallmann is stuffed on a takedown attempt. Iaquinta with a right hand and body kick. Spinning back kick from Hallmann. Both trade punches and Hallmann lands a right hand. Hallmann lands a left hook. Close round here. Hallmann misses a left hand and is poked in the eye by Iaquinta and we have a brief break in action as Leon Roberts checks on Hallmann. Iaquinta gets a warning and back to action we go. They trade in close range and Iaquinta lands a good right hand. Both just miss on body kicks. Iaquinta with a straight left hand. Hallmann lands a nice right hand but Iaquinta counters with a body shot. Iaquinta showing good movement. Hallmann with a quick takedown and then another as Iaquinta quickly got back up both times. They trade leg kicks. Hallmann is showing signs of being tired. Iaquinta stuffs a takedown and pushes the fight against the fence. Iaquinta with a takedown and Hallmann is in trouble. Iaquinta takes the back of Hallmann. They get to the feet and Iaquinta lands a knee. Hallmann with over the shoulder punches. Iaquinta rocks Hallmann against the fence and Hallmann is bleeding. Iaquinta with a takedown and Hallmann crawls to the cage and Iaquinta has the back with 20 seconds left. They get up and Iaquinta gets another takedown as the fight comes to a close. We have the fight for Iaquinta. 10-9 Iaquinta.
Official Result: Al Iaquinta def. Piotr Hallmann by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Phil Harris vs. John Lineker
Referee: Neal Hall
ROUND 1- Lineker missed weight again for this flyweight opener of the main card. Lineker looking to establish his range and misses a big right hand to the body. Lineker with a leg kick. Lineker with a combo to the body and head. Lineker with a leg kick. Harris lands a left hand. Lineker with a leg kick but Harris counters with a left hook. They trade at close range. Lineker with a body punch. Harris just misses on ending a combo. Lineker drops Harris with a right hand but Harris gets up. They exchange punches and Lineker lands a body punch. Lineker with a left uppercut. Harris misses a combo. Lineker lands a big left hook and is teeing off but Harris is firing back. Lineker drops Harris again with a right hand but Harris gets up. Lineker lands a combo to the body and attacks the head and Harris is wobbly. Lineker with some big punches and is going after Harris. Lineker with a left hook to the liver and Harris goes down again and Lineker finishes him off with some punches on the ground. Lineker with his third straight knockout win with a crushing win over Harris.
Official Result: John Lineker def. Phil Harris by TKO (punches) at 2:51 of Round 1
Alessio Sakara vs. Nicholas Musoke
Referee: Marc Goddard
ROUND 1- Sakara is looking to end a three-fight losing streak as he takes on late replacement Musoke, who is making his UFC debut. Musoke comes out with a combo to start. Sakara quickly hurts Musoke with a right hand and then gets a takedown and in side control. Sakara postures up and lands a left hand and then lets the fight get up. They trade on the feet and Musoke hurts Sakara with a right hand and a knee. They are swinging for the fences and both men are hurt after a hard exchange of punches. Musoke gets a clinch against the fence and gets the fight to the ground. Sakara with elbows from the bottom and looks to throw his legs up. Sakara looks for an armbar but gets his legs back under him. It was an exciting exchange but the pace starts to slow. Musoke moves to side control. Musoke with punches from the top as Sakara looks for a sweep and gets to his feet. Sakara with punches as he stands and hops into the guard of Musoke. Sakara with two hard right hands. Musoke with hammerfists from the bottom. Sakara with a hard elbow but he gets his arm trapped and Musoke locks in an armbar. Sakara submits! Musoke with a huge upset submission win in his UFC debut.
Official Result: Nicholas Musoke def. Alessio Sakara by submission (armbar) at 3:07 of Round 1
Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck
Referee: Leon Roberts
ROUND 1- A nice lightweight battle between two up-and-comers here. Tuck with a head kick to start things off. Tuck with a leg kick and then a high kick. Another leg kick from Tuck. Parke fighting as a southpaw. Tuck with a body kick. Parke fires back with a leg kick. They trade short front kicks to the legs. Tuck with a high kick that is checked. Tuck with a right hand. They trade punches and Parke lands a nice straight left. Tuck fires off some punches and lands a knee. They clinch briefly but break. They trade exchanges. Parke lands a nice combo in close range. Tuck with a head kick and Tuck slips but gets up. Tuck with a body kick and Parke returns a head kick. Both fighters get warned about fingers being out. Tuck with a thigh kick. Parke with a left hand. Parke lands another. Parke with a left hand and Tuck lands a right but Parke counters. Both men are countering each other. Parke with a series of left hands. Parke with a head kick. Tuck with a leg kick. Tuck with a left hand but Parke lands a left of his own and then a head kick. Tuck barely misses a head kick. Parke lands a nice counter left as Tuck rushes in. Tuck and Parke both land body punches. Parke goes for a takedown and gets it right at the end of the round which stole the round in our eyes. 10-9 Parke.
ROUND 2- Parke quickly takes the center of the Octagon and they trade punches. Parke with a left hand and then goes to the body. Parke lands a series of jabs and then Tuck eats a left hand. Tuck with a body kick and then another. Parke with a left hand to the face then the body. Parke is throwing lots of combinations. Tuck with a big right hand. Parke lands a nice combo. Parke lands another nice combination as Tuck slows down. Parke rocks Tuck with a series of punches. Parke with a body kick. Tuck isn’t landing anything and gets hurt with an uppercut. Parke with a left hand but Tuck does land a nice combination. Parke with a nice combo ended with a left hand that stuns Tuck. Parke with another left hand. Another combo ending with a left from Parke. And another combo landed. Parke with an uppercut and then more combinations and the left hand continues to land at will. Parke with a head kick. Parke back to the attack with left hands. Tuck just misses a flying knee. They trade short punches and Parke lights Tuck up with a combination. Parke with a head kick. Parke tries to land but Tuck keeps him off with front short kicks. Parke stuns Tuck with a left hand. The round concludes and it’s a big one for Parke. 10-9 Parke.
ROUND 3- Tuck was told by his corner he is losing this fight. Tuck coming out firing away and lands a side kick followed by a head kick. Parke misses a head kick and then misses a spin kick. Tuck with a body kick. Tuck lands a right hand. Parke jabs Tuck’s thigh and then lands a combo. Tuck lands a nice series of punches but then eats a series of punches from Parke. They trade leg kicks and Parke lands a high kick. They exchange and Parke lands an uppercut. Tuck with a right hand. Parke lands the left hand. They trade and Tuck just misses a knee. Tuck drops his mouthpiece and picks it up mid-fight and Parke almost made him pay for it. Parke lights Tuck with with a combination. Parke lands another combo. Parke lands a straight left and Tuck lands a body punch. Parke with a left hand. Parke with a short uppercut and then another. Tuck has a head kick checked. Parke with a high kick that is checked but lands a body kick. Parke with a left hand and then lands a combination. Parke with a nice left hand. Parke lands a jab followed by a head kick. Parke is mixing his attacks to the body and head. Another nice combination from Parke. Parke hurts Tuck with a left hand. Parke hurts Tuck with a big left hand at the end of a combination and then just misses a spinning wheel kick. Parke misses a flying knee but the fight ends and should be a decision for Parke. 10-9 Parke.
Official Result: Norman Parke def. Jon Tuck by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Jimi Manuwa vs. Ryan Jimmo
Referee: Neal Hall
ROUND 1- We have a light heavyweight slugfest going down here. Jimmo comes quickly towards Manuwa and they trade big punches. Jimmo with a leg kick from the southpaw position. They trade and clinch and Jimmo has Manuwa against the fence. Manuwa with a knee to the body. They trade knees to the body. They are warned to work and Manuwa lands body punches. Jimmo with two knees to the body. Another knee from Jimmo and they are broken up. Manuwa with a big knee to Jimmo and then another and they clinch against the fence. Manuwa with a knee to the thigh. Another knee to the thigh from Manuwa followed by two more. More knees from Manuwa and they’re warned again. Manuwa with more knees to the thighs. Jimmo reverses positions and lands a knee to the body of Manuwa. More knees from Jimmo and Manuwa reverses positions. Hard knees from Manuwa to Jimmo’s thighs. They’re broken up. Manuwa with a body kick and then a left hook. Big leg kick from Manuwa. Right hand from Jimmo. Body kick by Jimmo and Manuwa returns with a leg kick. Manuwa with a body kick then a hook kick then a leg kick. Manuwa with a leg kick and Jimmo returns one. Jimmo with a running left hand and Manuwa lands a big combo ending with a left hand that tags Jimmo. Manuwa with a big leg kick and a left hook and the round ends. 10-9 Manuwa.
ROUND 2- Jimmo with a left hand early but Manuwa backs him up with some punches. Jimmo ties up with Manuwa and pushes him against the fence. Manuwa with a knee. Manuwa with another knee. Jimmo with a knee to the head of Manuwa. They’re warned to work by the referee. Jimmo with a knee and Manuwa with two knees and they’re broken up. Manuwa with a hard body kick. Jimmo with a leg kick. Manuwa with a high kick and then a leg kick. Jimmo with a step-in jab. Manuwa with a head kick and then a big leg kick. Jimmo with a body kick. Manuwa with a combo and he pushes Jimmo against the fence and they’re tied up. Manuwa with a knee to the thigh then one to the body. Jimmo forces a reversal and lands two knees of his own. Jimmo then knees Manuwa low and a timeout is called. Back to action and Manuwa lands leg kicks. They tie up and Jimmo tries to throw Manuwa down but they go crashing into the cage. The crowd boos as they’re in the clinch again. Jimmo lands soft knees but itsn’t doing much. They’re broken up quicker than they have been. They quickly tie up again and Manuwa has Jimmo against the fence. Manuwa with a short elbow. They break and Manuwa lands a knee that hurts Jimmo and Jimmo goes down. Jimmo’s knee may have been hurt but it is all over nonetheless. TKO win for Manuwa and he remains undefeated.
Official Result: Jimi Manuwa def. Ryan Jimmo by TKO (injury) at 4:41 of Round 2
Ross Pearson vs. Melvin Guillard
Referee: Marc Goddard
ROUND 1- Time for our co-main event. They touch gloves and get after it right away. Leg kick from Pearson. Guillard misses a right hand but lands with a left. Guillard with a leg kick. Guillard lands a right hand. Pearson with an inside leg kick. Pearson with a body kick and Guillard lands a nice right hand. Guillard with a right hand. Pearson ducks under a left hand but Guillard tags him with the right. Guillard with a knee to the body. Pearson with a flying knee and Guillard has him against the cage and unloads with a barrage of strikes. The fight is stopped for a timeout due to a potential illegal knee. A replay shows the knee was legal. Pearson is cut open bad and they’re stopping the fight. The crowd is booing big time. Weird ending as the fight has been stopped. It is being called a no contest.
Official Result: Ross Pearson vs. Melvin Guillard ruled No Contest due to accidential foul at 1:57 of Round 1
Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz
Referee: Leon Roberts
ROUND 1- Time for our five-round main event. Leon Roberts is our referee. These two have trained together. They feel each other out to start. Munoz goes for a lunging jab but Machida backs up. Machida with a nice combo as he looks for an opening. Munoz misses a leg kick as he is looking for an opening as well. Munoz goes low looking for a takedown opening but nothing. Body kick from Machida. Machida with a left hand. Machida with a hard body kick and then lands a leg kick. Machida with a leg kick. Machida lands a huge head kick and Munoz goes down and is out just like that! Big knockout win by Machida!
Official Result: Lyoto Machida def. Mark Munoz by KO (head kick) at 3:10 of Round 1
Tags: Al Iaquinta, alessio sakara, Andrew Craig, Andy Ogle, Cole Miller, Jessica Andrade, Jimi Manuwa, John Lineker, Luke Barnatt, Lyoto Machida, Mark Munoz, Melvin Guillard, Mixed Martial Arts, Norman Parke, Rosi Sexton, Ross Pearson, Ryan Jimmo, UFC, UFC Fight Night 30, UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz