"TUF Live Finale" Preliminary Card Results & Recap | UFC NEWS
If you missed the single fight on Facebook mixed with the live card on FUEL TV then have no fear, we have your full preliminary card recap and results below.
John Albert vs. Erik Perez
The first bout of the evening took place in the bantamweight division. Perez opens with a leg kick, and Albert pushes forward forcing the clinch. The fighters separate and exchange punches. Albert moves in and attempts a single leg take down. He fails, but then uses the position to take Erik’s back. Albert tries for the choke but is too high and slips off, falling to his back. Perez takes top position but soon finds himself locked in a triangle choke. Perez seems to be ok and starts unloading hammer fists while in the submission. Albert transitions to an armbar but Perez pulls free and ends up locking Albert in an armbar of his own. Referee Kim Winslow steps in and stops the fight, though there was no tap by Albert.
Erik Perez def. John Albert via verbal submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:18
Jeremy Larsen vs. Joe Proctor
The first bout of the Fuel TV broadcast began with the two fighters exchanging jabs. Proctor is throwing bombs in the early going and takes the center of the octagon. Larsen lands a good body shot and comes in with a flurry. Proctor clinches up and lands a big knee to the jaw of Larsen, who falls to the floor. Proctor follows up with some viscous hammer fists, prompting referee Herb Dean to step in and stop the fight.
Joe Proctor def. Jeremy Larsen via TKO (knee and punches) – Round 1, 1:59
Sam Sicilia vs Cristiano Marcello
Round 1: Lightweight match-up begins with Sicilia unleashing bombs. Marcello attempts a takedown, but Sicilia shuts him down. Sicilia presses forward with his hands down, he lands a shot to the body of Marcello and follows up with kick. Marcello continues to hold his own standing up, but Sicilia seems to have a distinct power advantage.
Round 2: Sicilia opens the round with more power punches. Marcello desperately dives for a leg but comes up short. The fighters reset on their feet. They begin to bang and the punches are flying! Sicilia lands a leaping left and rocks Marcello. Sicilia comes in and lands a knee to the body, followed by a flurry of hooks. Marcello drops to the canvas, and Sicilia jumps in with powerful right hands to the head. Referee steps in and stops the carnage!
Sam Sicilia def. Cristiano Marcello via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:53
Myles Jury vs Chris Saunders
Myles Jury opens the bout with a push kick. Saunders misses some early kicks, but lands a left hand on Jury. After an accidental eye poke from Saunders, the match resumes with Myles landing a big right hand. He then comes forward and throws a big knee that narrowly misses Saunders. Chris shoots in on Myles for a takedown but ends up in a guillotine choke. Myles drops to his back, tightens up the choke and forces Saunders to tap.
Myles Jury def. Chris Saunders via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 4:03
Daron Cruickshank vs. Chris Tickle
Round 1: Cruickshank starts quickly, looking to engage Tickle. He shoots in for a takedown, and Tickle grabs a guillotine and squeezes the neck. Cruickshank looks comfortable in the tight hold, and he eventually pulls his head free and takes top position. Tickle lands and up-kick from the ground but Daron’s knees were down. Mazzagatti steps in and deducts a point from Tickle for the illegal kick. After the restart, Cruickshank lands a trip and finishes the round landing punches while in Tickle’s guard.
Round 2: The second round begins with some good scrambles. The fight goes to the ground briefly, but is stood up by the referee. After the stand up, Tickle rocks Cruickshank with a big right. Tickle jumps into Cruickshank’s guard, but Daron holds on tight to prevent him from landing any serious blows.
Round 3: Tickle pushes the pace and scores a takedown. Cruickshank ends up sweeping Tickle, landing in top position. Cruickshank works some ground and pound but Tickle ends up fighting his way back to his feet. He doesn’t stay up long however, as Cruickshank sweeps him again in the closing seconds, securing the win.
Daron Cruickshank def. Chris Tickle via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)