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Wednesday, 10/09/2013, 01:08 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 29′ Main Card Play-By-Play And Live Results

Tonight from the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil the UFC hits Fox Sports 1 with ‘UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields.’

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET, BJPENN.COM will be providing live play-by-play results of the event starting with the first fight of the preliminary card through the main event between Demian Maia and Jake Shields.

Since this is our main card play-by-play, tune in here starting at 4:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT for our blow-by-blow coverage and results.

Miss the prelims? Find the official BJPENN.COM preliminary card play-by-play and results HERE!

Main Card Results:
Raphael Assuncao defeated TJ Dillashaw by way of Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Rousimar Palhares defeated Mike Pierce by way of Submission (Ankle Lock) 0:31 of Round 1
Fabio Maldonado defeated Joey Beltran by way of Split Decision. (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Thiago Silva defeated Matt Hamill by way of Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)
Dong Hyun Kim defeated Erick Silva by way of Knockout (Punches) 3:01 of Round 2
Jake Shields defeated Demian Maia by way of Split Decision. (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)

RAPHAEL ASSUNCAO (20-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) VS. T.J. DILLASHAW (8-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC)

Round 1 – They high five and we are underway! Assuncao counters a feigned strike with a right hook. Assuncao went for a wheel kick but missed. Dillashaw goes for a lunging jab but hits air. Assuncao lands a nice side-legkick. Assuncao has been taken down for the first time in his UFC career but gets right back up. Assuncao connects with a left hook. Dillashaw nails a head kick but Assuncao stays on his feet. Assuncao goes for a takedown and misses, Dillashaw ends up on Assuncao’s back and has both hooks in! Dillashaw has secured three different rear naked chokes but Assuncao has escaped all of them. Assuncao escapes the hooks and is out of danger. Assuncao ducks a head kick and Dillashaw slips to the ground, but gets right up. Horn sounds. Dillashaw 10-9.

Round 2 – The action is staying fast-paced at the start of the round with both fighters landing solid shots. Assuncao seems to have really found his range here, landing kicks and left hooks at will. Dillashaw doesn’t seem to be phased by it though. Assuncao catches an attempt of a head kick and pops Dillashaw with a hook. Dillashaw is sent stumbling back and Assuncao jumps him. Assuncao attempts a guillotine and it looks deep but Dillashaw somehow escapes. Assuncao has a nice tight grip on the neck of Dillashaw but his back is pressed against the fence so he can’t really wrench it. They’re back to their feet in the middle of the octagon; this has been a very fun round. Assuncao connects with nice combination. Dillashaw shoots for a takedown and Assuncao pops him with an uppercut. Assuncao ends up on his caboose anyway. He quickly gets back up and with 30 seconds left, Assuncao once again has the advantage on the feet. Horn sounds. Dillashaw is bloody. 10-9 Assuncao.

Round 3 – Dillashaw opens up his attacking repertoire with a jumping knee that fails. Assuncao ends up on top, but not for long as Dillashaw is back on his feet. Dillashaw connects with an uppercut of his own, which is his first significant strike of the round. Dillashaw connects with a knee to the midsection, but Assuncao lands a hook of his own. Dillashaw blocks a high kick. It looks like the corner told Dillashaw to slow down with attacking because Assuncao has been landing a lot less counters now. Assuncao pops Dillashaw with a strong hook then a jab. They exchange some shots and Assuncao lands body shots while Dillashaw lands some punches to the head. Dillashaw shoots for a takedown and Assuncao panics which leads to him falling, but he gets right back up. Don’t think that’ll count as a takedown. During the recovery, Assuncao eats a knee to the body then a counter right. VERY close round. It could go either way, but I’ll give it to Dillashaw.

Raphael Assuncao defeated TJ Dillashaw by way of split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

ROUSIMAR PALHARES (14-5 MMA, 7-4 UFC) VS. MIKE PIERCE (17-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC)

Round 1 – Pierce presses forward right away and lands a takedown but Palhares sinks in a leg lock! Pierce is lucky to escape and engages the action again. Palhares has Pierce pressed against the cage, drops down and locks Pierce’s leg again! Pierce taps right away! Game over, man!

Rousimar Palhares defeated Mike Pierce by way of submission (Ankle Lock) 0:31 of Round 1

JOEY BELTRAN (14-8 MMA, 4-5 UFC) VS. FABIO MALDONADO (19-6 MMA, 2-3 UFC)

Round 1 – We are underway and both men are playing it careful, acknowledging each other’s power. Beltran pushes Maldonado against the cage and he’s looking for a takedown. Beltran punches Maldonado south of the equator by mistake, and the fight is paused. The action resumes and they’re back in the middle of the octagon. It’s not long before Maldonado has his back against the cage and they’re switching offensive positions against the cage. Beltran pulls back, lands a combo, and grinds him out some more. Beltran lands a serious body shot and Maldonado shakes his head, saying he’s fine. Beltran lands a forearm. Beltran and Maldonado are exchanging dirty boxing uppercuts. They exchange straight punches to the face. Beltran lands a takedown with twenty seconds left. Maldonado gets back up but Beltran lands a few uppercuts. 10-9 Beltran.

Round 2 – Beltran is once again pushing Maldonado against the cage, but Maldonado is landing some big shots every time Beltran separates. Beltran wants to go to the middle of the octagon, but Maldonado invites him back to the fence which was bizarre. Beltran connects with jabs and hooks of his own. Maldonado lands an elbow that sends Beltran’s mouthpiece flopping out and the action resets in the middle of the cage. Beltran got what he wanted. Maldonado is landing every jab he throws. Beltran is not doing so well; he’s very tired. Maldonado’s body shots are paying off. Maldonado is starting to put combinations together. Maldonado connects with three straight jabs. Beltran is in bad condition. Beltran tires to win the round with a flurry of strikes, but Maldonado counters each one. 10-9 Maldonado.

Round 3 – They’re exchanging soft strikes, but Beltran lands a head-jarring hook fourty-five seconds into the round. Beltran gets stunned with a big right hand from Maldonado. In the clinch, Maldonado is switching between body shots and head shots constantly. It’s doing a number on Beltran. Beltran pushes Maldonado again against the fence because he can sense he’s getting tired. We’re getting to the point where the referee needs to separate it and he does. They get to the middle of the octagon and Maldonado is confidently connecting and mocking Beltran. Beltran senses danger and goes back to his bread and butter. Maldonado connects with four straight body shots and accidentally hits below the belt. The action resumes and we have a minute left. Beltran finally lands a takedown but he’s not doing anything with it. Maldonado is standing still and Beltran is landing with soft knees to the body and arm of Maldonado. Beltran finishes the round strong and likely took the fight. 10-9 Beltran.

Fabio Maldonado defeated Joey Beltran by way of split decision. (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

MATT HAMILL (11-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) VS. THIAGO SILVA (15-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC)

Round 1 – Let’s see how Silva’s weight mismanagement effects this fight. Silva goes for a leg kick but Hamill catches it and takes down Silva. It looks like Silva wants to go to the ground, so Hamill backs off. Hamill eats a leg kick and a hook. Hamill lands another leg kick but takes a knee to the body. Hamill lands a right hook that sends Hamill back a couple steps. Hamill is taking some serious shots, but recovers well. Hamill delivers a body shot and it’s received. Silva hits an inside leg kick. Silva just misses a big right hand. Hamill takes a jab then a body shot. It’s clear Hamill is not as confident as Silva on his feet. Silva eats a liver shot. Hamill takes two consecutive kicks to the lead leg. Two more. End of round one. 10-9 Silva.

Round 2 – Hamill connects with a leg kick as Silva backs up which causes him to trip, but he gets back up before Hamill can react. Silva is taking deep breaths and breathing out of his mouth. Hamill lands a takedown but Silva gets back up with ease. Hamill hits another nice body shot and Silva takes a big gasp for air as he resets his stance. Silva, though tired, is still connecting with leg kicks. The pace is still methodical, but it’s slowing down for sure. Silva slams his right hook into Hamill’s jaw and Hamill wobbles to the ground. Silva has Hamill’s back and is blasting him with shots but Hamill gets back to his feet. Silva lands another leg kick and you can now see Hamill wince in pain. Hamill is throwing shots that barely have any power behind them. Hamill lands a takedown with fifteen seconds left, but nothing comes of it besides a few soft shots. 10-9 Silva.

Round 3 – Hamill finally checks a leg kick. He shoots for a takedown right away but it’s a failed attempt. Silva jumps on top of him and once again has Hamill’s back with no hooks in; he’s looking to land punches. Hamill makes it back to his feet. They trade leg kicks. Hamill telegraphs a takedown and Silva slips out of it. Silva is in full control of this fight. Hamill pokes Silva by accident and the fight is paused. Action resumes and Silva connects with a jab and leg kick right away. Another leg kick. Both fighters are gassed. Hamill is desperately trying to take him down.

Thiago Silva defeated Matt Hamill by way of Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)

DONG HYUN KIM (17-2-1 MMA, 8-2 UFC) VS. ERICK SILVA (15-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC)

Round 1 – First big strike of the fight comes from Silva with a spinning elbow. Kim tries to take Silva down but he escapes twice in a row. Kim clinches with Silva and pushes him against the cage but Silva answers with two great knees to the body. Kim is looking to grind the energy out of Silva, it seems. Silva eats a right hand. Silva connects with two straight body shots. Silva trips and stumbles as he connects with a knee to the body. Kim takes advantage and jumps on top, and eventually gets to full mount. We’ve a few scrambles where it looks like Silva can lock in a submission, but Kim usually ends up on top. He never regains his spot at full-mount, though. The round ends with Kim standing over Silva. 10-9 Kim

Round 2 – Kim presses the action right away but eats a left and right hook that sent him backing up and Silva followed it up with a jumping knee to the body! Kim slows the action down and preservers. Kim’s mouth is open, but he’s still pressing the action and isn’t showing fatigue. In the clinch, Silva lands another solid body shot. Silva buckles Kim with a right hand. Kim ducks just in time to make Silva whiff on a spinning elbow. Kim defended a takedown by grabbing the fence, but as soon as he let go he collapsed. He’s tired. They’re back in the middle of the octagon and Kim flatlines Silva with a left hook! He follows through with an unnecessary hammerfist and the fight is over.

Dong Hyun Kim defeated Erick Silva by way of Knockout (Punches) 3:01 of Round 2

DEMIAN MAIA (18-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) VS. JAKE SHIELDS (28-6-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC)

Round 1 – Here we go! Both men have been civil in the interviews leading up to the fight, but it’s now time to throw some leather. Maia goes for a takedown right away and Shields is pressed against the cage. Shields’ back is now on the mat and Maia is keeping the action low and tight, leaving little room for Shields to move around. Shields is utilizing the butterfly guard, trying to block any and all transition attempts. He’s doing a great job at controlling Maia’s hips. They made their way back to the feet and Shields now has Maia pressed against the cage, but Maia quickly turns it around and Shields finds himself on his back once again. Shields gets up but Maia takes Shield’s back! Shields tries to scoot Maia off and he succeeds; Maia has Shields in his half-guard. Maia looks to be setting up a sweep. Shields is playing it safe after failing to transition and is just throwing punches. Shields ends the round on top. 10-9 Shields.

Round 2 – Maia finds himself on his back early on in round two, just as he did at the end of the first round. Shields is wearing down Maia with short elbows and punches. Shields is moving around and trying to transition without giving up an opportunity to get swept. Shields stays on top of Maia for close to four minutes with nothing significant happening. Horn sounds. 10-9 Shields.

Round 3 – Maia lands an overhand before Shields attempts a takedown. Maia successfully defends it and is now going for one of his own. Maia hooks one of Shields’ legs and drags him down for a takedown, they scramble and both are back to their feet. Maia connects with a shot to the chin of Shields and powers Shields down to the canvas. He has Shield’s back, but Shields quickly rolls through and impressively ends up on top! That was beautiful. What’s not so beautiful is that Shields spent the rest of the round doing little work on top. Horn honks and Shields takes another round. 10-9 Shields.

Round 4 – It only took forty seconds for Shields to attempt a takedown. Luckily for Maia, it was unsuccessful. Unfortunately, it takes the referee a minute and a half to break them up and bring them to the middle of the octagon. Shields shoots for another takedown but Maia stuffs it and ends up on top of Shields. Maia will be careful now to not give Shields any room to sweep him or reverse anything. After some inactivity from Maia, the referee stands them up. They’re both very tired and little-to-no action takes place after the stand up. The round ends and both men go back to their corners. 10-9 Maia.

Round 5 – The two stay striking in the opening minute and both men land decent strikes for the level of fatigue they are experiencing. Maia sprawls and defends a takedown. Shields goes to his bread and butter and pushes Maia against the fence. Maia turns the tables and separates after connecting with an elbow. Maia lands with a big left hand, but Shields is finding success with his left high kick. Shields shoots for a single leg takedown but Maia defends it very well with his sprawl. Shields doesn’t let go of the leg and pushes Maia against the fence again, but the referee separates them. Maia connects with a nice left cross and Shields is backing up. Maia connects with another left hand! The horn sounds and we have reached the end of our destination. 10-9 Maia.

Jake Shields defeated Demian Maia by way of Split Decision. (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)

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