As with all major cards, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results and play-by-play for UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis. The action gets underway at 6:30 p.m. ET with three fights on Facebook, there are then four prelim fights on Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and finally there are five bouts scheduled for the main card on pay-per-view starting at 10 p.m. ET.
This post will cover the prelim action on Facebook and Fox Sports 1.
Here’s how the preliminary card stacks up:
Fox Sports 1 prelims
Lightweight – Jamie Varner vs. Gleison Tibau
Flyweight – Louis Gaudinot vs. Tim Elliott
Welterweight – Pascal Krauss vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
Bantamweight – Chico Camus vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Heavyweight – Soa Palelei vs. Nikita Krylov
Lightweight – Ryan Couture vs. Al Iaquinta
Middleweight – Jared Hamman vs. Magnus Cedenblad
Make sure to share your thoughts in the comments as the action goes down.
Jared Hamman vs. Magnus Cedenblad – Round 1 – A little striking early, Hamman gets inside and Cedenblad grabs a guillotine choke out of nowhere, they roll to the ground and Magnus still has the choke in full mount and it’s over. Magnus Cedenblad wins by submission (guillotine choke), round 1.
Ryan Couture vs. Al Iaquinta – Round 1 -They trade some jabs and Iaquinta is doing slightly better on the feet. Couture with a front kick and now Iaquinta with a hard right hand. Another good right and now Couture is looking for the takedown. Couture with a leg kick and Iaquinta takes him down. Now back to the feet and Iaquinta is throwing good combinations. Head kick and now an uppercut by Iaquinta and this is pretty clearly his round. Flying knee by Couture. Kick and right hand by Couture. Takedown by Iaquinta and some ground and pound to end the round cements it. 10-9 Iaquinta.
Round 2 -More of the same early, Iaquinta is working good to the body and is whipping some major punches at the head and landing occasionally as well. Couture can’t get the takedown as he tries for a single. Leg kicks by Couture, but Iaquinta is busting him up with big combos. 10-9 Iaquinta.
Round 3 – Spinning back kick by Couture, he’s pushing hard and now he’s getting a takedown but Iaquinta is fending it off. Couture still working for it and he can’t quite finish it. Iaquinta gets out safely. Flying knee from Couture and that hurts Iaquinta a bit. Iaquinta is busting him up now with big punches to the head and now a series of hard body punches. Those are nasty. Big elbow from Iaquinta hurts Couture. 10-9 Iaquinta.
Official scorecards: 30-27 across the board. Al Iaquinta wins by unanimous decision.
Soa Palelei vs. Nikita Krylov – Round 1 – Krylov with a fence grab to prevent a slam but it happens anyway after a ref warning. Palelei on top landing some punches from the top. Soa working some ground and pound but they get back to the feet and Krylov is starting to attack a bit as Soa looks very tired. Soa has the back now and he’s landing some punches. Soa with another takedown. Weird situation at the end. 10-9 Soa.
Round 2 -Soa with another takedown. This is a really awful fight. Krylov back to standing. If it wasn’t bad enough to begin with, now they’re tired. Krylov is throwing a lot of really, really, really slow punches and knees but they’re too fast for an exhausted Soa to deal with as he just holds his hands up and eats punches. 10-9 Krylov. This is horrid.
Round 3 – Palelei comes out and he is throwing a very slow flurry of punches but Krylov just covers up and it’s a TKO. Yikes, that was probably the worst fight of the year, if not the last several years, in the UFC. Soa Palelei wins by TKO (punches), round 3.
Chico Camus vs. Kyung Ho Kang – Round 1 – Camus with some really nice strikes early in the round. Kang trying to move forward but Camus is landing nice punches when the range is right for him. Kang ducks under a right hand from Camus perfectly and takes him down. Kang doing good work from the top and he’s now in side control. Chico uses an omoplata to escape at the last second but that’s a Kang round 10-9.
Round 2 – Kang with a takedown early and he is doing some good work. Chico almost gets mounted trying to sweep but he manages to keep half guard. Camus does manage to get the reversal eventually and he’s on top landing some good shots. Camus is on top really landing hard shots and he has the back. Feels like he’s taking over now. 10-9 Camus.
Round 3 – Both men trading early in the round and the fight is likely still up for grabs. Kang shooting now. He powers through and gets the takedown now. He does good work before eventually Camus gets out and up to his feet but Kang lands a few good punches. Kang gets hurt by a strike and turtles, then rolls Camus when he gets on top and now he’s on top. Huge upkick by Camus and Kang is badly hurt. Camus trying to fire away and finish and the round ends. 10-9 Camus on the last second flurry for me. Making it 29-28 Camus on my card. But my card doesn’t matter.
Official scorecards: 29-28, 29-28, 30-27. Chico Camus wins by unanimous decision.
Pascal Kraus vs. Hyun Gyu Lim – Round 1 – Both men are trading big shots, some wil hooks being thrown both ways. Big right by Kraus lands very hard. Lim with a right hand. Lim lands hand and Kraus is down. Lim is chasing him around the cage just battering him and Kraus’ legs are still gone. Big knee now and Kraus collapses and Lim fires away and this one is over. Wow, brutal stuff. Hyun Gyu Lim wins by KO (knee and punches), round 1.
Louis Gaudinot vs. Tim Elliott – Round 1 – Elliott pokes him in the eye early. Now Elliott with a takedown and Gaudinot isn’t able to get out. Elliott keeps working for a guillotine but can’t get it so he unleashes a series of shots to the ribs. Back to standing now. Leg kick by Gaudinot. Right hand, left hook by Elliott. Elliott with a really good flurry of strikes and now a takedown. Big elbows and knees. Elliott with some really big strikes again and Gaudinot is covering up so Elliott takes him down. 10-9 Elliott.
Round 2 – Leg kicks by Elliott early and a good jab. Elbows now and he pushes Gaudinot into the cage. More good combination striking from Elliott and Gaudinot with a right hand, but is one shot isn’t overcoming the flurries from Elliott. Elliott with another takedown. Elliott just beating him up here. 10-9 Elliott.
Round 3 – Elliott with the takedown again and he’s just roughing him up. Knees to the things as Gaudinot stands up and now they’re back at distance. Gaudinot catches him with a big kick, Elliott fires back and now takes him down again. Elliott was just too much tonight. 10-9 Elliott.
Official scorecards: 30-27, 30-26, 30-26. Tim Elliott wins by unanimous decision.
Jamie Varner vs. Gleison Tibau – Round 1 – Varner circling on the outside while Tibau stalks. Left hand by Varner lands well. Varner with a good left hand. Another big left by Varner lands. Varner landing twice as many strikes so far but now Tibau with a takedown. Tibau trying to lock up a neck. 10-9 Varner, in my eyes. But close.
Round 2 – Tibau with a quick takedown. Tibau holding on on top and looking for an arm triangle, but nothing there. Tibau gets to mount, Varner gives up his back, now back to mount. Tibaul landing some decent punches but not really opening up from on top. Now Varner gives up his back again. Now mount again. Tibau is controlling him here. 10-9 Tibau.
Round 3 – Varner comes out firing punches. Body shot by Varner lands hard. Tibau with another takedown. Varner trying hard to get to his feet and he does. Varner with some really hard body shots, and again. Varner lands a few good, hard punches. Left by Varner andan uppercut and Tibau’s legs were rbber. Varner takes him down and he’s hammering him with punches and elbows. He clearly is tired and he can’t finish but does ride out the round on top. I have it 29-28 Varner but think it’ll be 29-28 Tibau on the official cards…
Official scorecards: 29-28 Tibau, 29-27 Varner, 29-28 Tibau. Gleison Tibau wins by split decision.
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