There are no titles on the line, but tonight’s UFC on Fox 10 card in Chicago features relevant bouts in multiple divisions. Bloody Elbow will have live results for the entire event which begins with one fight that will be streamed on UFC Fight Pass (4:30pm ET/1:30pm PT). The coverage then switches to Fox Sports 1(5pm ET/2pm PT) for live coverage of the other six preliminary bouts. Finally they move over to the main Fox network at 8pm ET/5pm PT for the four-fight main card.
This post will cover the action for the seven preliminary card fights.
The prelims are heavy on action in the bantamweight division, and the featured fight of the prelims takes place at that weight class with Alex Caceres meeting prospect Sergio Pettis.
Make sure to come back and share your thoughts in the comments as the action goes down.
Walter Harris vs. Nikita Krylov – Krylov leads with some leg kicks. Then he scores with a head kick and Harris is down. He jumped on him and pounded him out. That was quick.
Nikita Krylov defeats Walt Harris by TKO (strikes), 25 seconds of round 1
Mike Rhodes vs. George Sullivan
Round 1 – Sullivan led with a leg kick. More kicks. Lotsa kicks. Rhodes finally connected with a right and scored with a slam takedown. He didn’t stay down long though. After some more kicks, Sullivan got a takedown. Rhodes looked for a kimura but he got mounted. Not much to the round, really. 10-9 Sullivan.
Round 2 – Sullivan led with a solid leg kick and Rhodes returned one. Rhodes went for a flying knee but had his leg caught. Sullivan couldn’t get him to the floor though. Rhodes scored with a solid counter right. Rhodes turned it up with a combination and a couple of flying knees. Sullivan with a big swing a miss, and he ate a solid combo shortly after. Sullivan looks to be gassing a tiny bit. Sullivan connected with a knee to the body. Rhodes looked for a takedown but couldn’t quite get it. Sullivan reversed position and looked for his own takedown, without success. 10-9 Rhodes.
Round 3 – More kicks from both men. Sulllivan connected with a solid right and seemed to be more active than he was in round two. Rhodes stuffed a takedown and looked for one of his own from the clinch. Rhodes connected with a spinning back kick. Sullivan scored with another right. Sullivan looked for a takedown and got one for about half a second. Rhodes got him down for half a second late. 10-9 Sullivan for me, and 29-28 overall. But it was super close.
George Sullivan defeats Mike Rhodes by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Daron Cruickshank vs. Mike Rio
Round 1 – They got off to a slow start. Rogan refers to it as “patient”. I’m referring to it as “boring”. Finally after 90 seconds, Cruickshank scored with a right and Rio responded with two of his own. Cruickshank loosed up and put together a nice three-piece combo. Cruickshank with a hard leg kick. Rio with a nice counter right. Left counter hook from Rio. Spinning back kick from Cruickshank. Rio scored with two lets but Cruickshank responded with a sneaky side kick. Cruickshank used a feint to set up a strong right. He dropped Rio with a head kick and looked for a guillotine. He let Rio up and connected with a big combo that put Rio down again. But the round ended before he could finish. 10-9 Cruickshank.
Round 2 – Rio landed a counter right early and went for a takedown, but Cruickshank avoided it. Nice straight right and side kick from The Detroit Superstar. Rio with a right. Cruickshank with an impressive spin kick that meets air. A big right tagged Rio, but Cruickshank didn’t go in for the kill. Rio charged forward but got taken down. Rio looked for a leg lock and cranked on it. He looked to be in trouble, but Cruickshabk stepped over and worked a front head lock before getting up. Huge spinning wheel kick from Cruickshank and he’s all over him with punches in bunches. And he got the stop right before the horn. What. A. Finish.
Daron Cruickshank defeats Mike Rio by TKO (strikes), 4:56 of round 2
Junior Hernandez vs. Hugo Viana
Round 1 – After 25 seconds of posturing, Viana dropped Hermandez with his first punch of the fight. Hermandez got up immediately though. Viana cracked him with a left. He got right back to it, ripping Hernandez with left and right hooks. Hernandez tried an uppercut but ate a counter combo in return. Viana with a leaping left. Hernandez is taking the shots well but it’s all Viana so far. Inside leg kick from Viana. 10-9 Viana.
Round 2 – Nice combo from Viana. Hernandez opened up a bit but Viana just missed his with a counter. Hernandez started coming forward more and connected with a solid left hook. Viana ripped to the body and landed a couple of leg kicks. Jumping knee from Henandez. More big combos from Viana but Hernandez deflected most of the blows. Hugo closed strong with some stinging strikes. 10-9 Viana.
Round 3 – Both men swinging with the dreaded “bad intentions” early in the third. Viana got the better of it. Hernandez continued to walk down Viana but he ate a lot of winging punches. Big overhand right from Viana, Chuck Liddell style. Junior scored with a solid left hook, then a jab and a winging right. Hernandez making fun of Viana circling away. Viana is gassed. Hernandez connected with a right. Viana missed with two winging hooks and ate a counter left. They threw down to the bell.10-9 Hernandez, but he lost 29-28.
Hugo Viana defeats Junior Hernandez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Chico Camus vs. Yaotzin Meza
Round 1 – Chico closed the distance and scored with a couple of rights. Meza looked for a takedown but got stuffed. They clinched against the fence for a while before Meza got it to the ground. Camus hit a beautiful reversal and worked from the top. Camus spent a while there but didn’t really get anything going. The ref finally stood them up with 10 seconds to go. 10-9 Camus I guess.
Round 2 – Camus landed a good shot and took Meza down. Meza immediately hit a sweep though. After two minutes of nothing, the ref stood them up when the fans started to boo. Camus scored with a big punch and got another takedown. After a minute, Camus moved to mount. Meza escaped but Camus jumped on his back and sunk his hooks. He got too high on his back though and was forced to let go. 10-9 Camus again.
Round 3 – Camus caught a kick and took Meza down. He turned him away from the cage and mounted him. He transitioned to the back and Meza got his feet under him briefly, but Camus worked a choke and he was forced back down. Camus controlled the rest of the round from mount or back control but couldn’t get the finish. 10-9 Camus and 30-27 overall.
Chico Camus defeats Yaotzin Meza by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Yves Jabouin vs. Eddie Wineland
Round 1 – Wineland definitely ready to go. He charged right out to the center of the octagon and threw a couple of combos. Jabouin threw a regular stream or leg kicks and jabs, but ate some counters from Wineland. Wineland with a nice body/head combo. Jabouin scored with a head kick. Wineland with a big leg kick, Jabouin fired one right back. Wineland with a nice left hook. Wineland looked for a takedown but couldn’t get it. 10-9 Wineland.
Round 2 – Wineland scored with a solid shot to the body. Jabouin put together a nice combo. Nice winging left and jab from Jabouin. Wineland came back with a solid two-punch combo. Spinning back kick from Jabouin, Wineland responded by going back to the body. A big right from Wineland stumbled Jabouin. Head kick from Jabouin. Wineland with another huge right that drops Jabouin. He immediately went for an arm triangle, then moved to mount. Big elbows and punches. Jabouin rolled over and took it. Wineland switched to the lefts and pummeled his opponent until the referee was forced to stop it.
Eddie Wineland defeats Yves Jabouin by TKO (punches), 4:16 round 2
Alex Caceres vs. Sergio Pettis
Round 1 – Caceres threw a few kicks early, while Pettis was throwing rights and the odd leg kick. Pettis caught a kick but Caceres just pushed off. Pettis was connecting with more and seemed to have his timing down. More counter rights from Pettis. Straight left connected for Pettis. Pettis with a big head kick. Careres landed a spinning back fist. 10-9 Pettis.
Round 2 – Careres landed a huge left that dropped Pettis 30 seconds in. Pettis held on and Caceres tried to jump into his guard, but Pettis bucked him off. Pettis with a good counter right. Solid kicks from both men. Caceres with a 360-degree spin kick. Okay. Caceres leaned right into a huge head kick, but he just ate it. Caceres just missed with a wheel kick. Both badly missed with crazy spinning attacks.
Round 3 – Pettis scroed an early takedown. Caceres went for a kimura and got up quickly. Caceres with an inside leg kick and narrowly avoided an uppercut from Pettis. Pettis missed with a leg kick and they engaged in a fun scramble on the ground. Pettis managed to get away from it though and returned to the feet. Caceres walked right into a straight right that wobbled him. Caceres with some more kicks. Pettis went for a takedown but Caceres ended up on top. Pettis went for a leg lock and Caceres took his back. Caceres secured a choke and Pettis tapped! Wow what a finish!
Alex Caceres defeats Sergio Pettis by submission (rear naked choke), 4:39 of round 3
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