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UFC On Fox 2 Main Card Results & Recap | Evans, Sonnen And Weidman Take Home W's In Main Card Action


UFC on FOX 2 took place tonight from the sold-out United Center in Chicago.

In the main event, Phil Davis squared off with Rashad Evans for the number one contender seat in the UFC’s light-heavyweight division ruled over by Jon Jones. The co-feature of the evening was a middleweight number one contender bout between Michael Bisping and Chael Sonnen. The televised main card aired for free on FOX and the preliminary portion was delegated to FUEL TV.

In the first bout of the FOX broadcast Chris Weidman took on top middleweight Demian Maia on just 11-days-notice and it showed as he fatigued earlier in the bout. In the opening frame Weidman took it to Maia on the feet and was able to secure a takedown to outpoint the round. In the second it was much of the same however Weidman’s pace slowed greatly and so did Maia’s. After a pretty even opening to the round Weidman ended the frame on top and trying to secure a guillotine choke. In the third round both fighters were obviously tired and the pace was stagnant and almost boring, for Weidman he took the fight on short notice, but to see Maia gassed was surprising. In the end Weidman walked away with a lackluster split-decision victory over the highest ranked opponent in his career but left the audience much to be desired in the process.

In the second fight of the FOX broadcast the brash Brit Michael Bisping took on the Oregon gangster Chael Sonnen. Bisping was able to deliver on his promise to the fans and he gave the number two ranked middleweight, Chael Sonnen all he could handle inside the three frames of action. For the first two rounds Sonnen was unable to mount any kind of real ground assault and the few times he took Bisping down Bisping was able to quickly get back to his feet. The fight was close; the only decisive round was the third where Sonnen was able to maintain dominant position on top for almost four full minutes. In the end much to the surprise of many Sonnen walked away with the unanimous decision victory to earn his shot at Anderson Silva’s title.

In the main event Rashad evens proved his point and earned his right to fight Jon Jones at UFC 145 in Atlanta. He was able to outpoint, outwrestle and out strike him for the entire 25-minutes of action to earn the unanimous decision victory. Phil Davis opened up the first round strong using good speed, footwork and kicks to confuse Rashad early, but those kicks ended up being his downfall. Evans soon caught on and started grabbing Phil’s kicking leg to secure takedown after takedown and Davis seemed to be unwilling to abandon the strategy. In the end Rashad earned the division unanimously on the judges’ scorecard by 50-45.

Here are the full results for UFC on FOX 2: Evans vs. Davis:

MAIN CARD: (FOX)
Rashad Evans def. Phil Davis via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
Chael Sonnen def. Michael Bisping via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Chris Weidman def. Demian Maia via split decision (29-28. 29-28, 29-28)

PRELIMINARY CARD: (FUEL TV)
Evan Dunham def. Nik Lentz via Doctor Stoppage- Round 2,5:00
Mike Russow def. John-Olav Einemo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Cub Swanson def. George Roop via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:22
Charles Oliveira def. Eric Wisely via submission (calf slicer) – Round 1, 1:43
Michael Johnson def. Shane Roller via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lavar Johnson def. Joey Beltran via Knock Out – Round 1, 4:24

PRELIMINARY CARD: (Facebook)
Chris Camozzi def. Dustin Jacoby via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 1:08

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20 Comments to UFC On Fox 2 Main Card Results & Recap | Evans, Sonnen And Weidman Take Home W's In Main Card Action

  1. q says:

    Disappointing card. Bisping was robbed.

  2. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Rashad wanted a TKO win to instill fear in Jones. A decision win is definitely a strike to his ego.

  3. lolziez says:

    no matter if Bisbing won, either of these 2 tards come in tryin to fight Silva like tonight are gonna get outclassed and made an example of.. Weakest card in the last yr i can remember and didnt help there ratings on Fox tonight. horrible, just horrible. except the prelims.. good fights

  4. tim says:

    People who like Chael talking bullshit are cut from the same cloth as people who enjoy WWE

  5. A.James says:

    Dana needs to make things right. His fighter just got robbed during a number one contender match to fight the greatest fighter on the planet.

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      Just give them both contender spots one after the other. Problem solved…. Or have them both fight Anderson at the same time.

  6. davee says:

    bisbing should get the next shot..it dont matter what the judges say…dana and everyone else knows bisbitch won…i dont even like bisbing but he should get vtthe shot…cheal lost the only reason he won is cuz the judges have seen his goofy ass and hhave the name in there head..

  7. LCM says:

    CompuStrike:

    Total strikes
    Sonnen: 135
    Bisping: 102

    Significant strikes
    Sonnen: 40
    Bisping: 30

    Head strikes
    Sonnen: 79
    Bisping: 80

    Body strikes
    Sonnen: 47
    Bisping: 19

    Leg strikes
    Sonnen: 9
    Bisping: 3

    Takedowns
    Sonnen: 4
    Bisping: 1

    Positional Improvements
    Sonnen: 3 (half guard pass, back mount, mount)
    Bisping: 0

    Chael clearly won rounds 1 & 3 while Bisping took the 2nd. The judges had it correct: 29-28

    People that say Bisping was robbed obviously need to watch the fight again and at least TRY to be objective and impartial.

    • mmaislandjunkie says:

      i like how everyone goes off compustrike. mma isnt like boxing where u count more strikes landed and u win. octagon control is a big factor in mma fights and bisping had octagon control in rounds 1 & 2. most those strikes for sonnen were when they were on the mat, bisping won that fight!

  8. DBKlein69 says:

    bisping lost junkie. deal with it! u cant win a fight by just holding ur opponent against the fence. now lets focus on the matter at hand. what will anderson’s next “injury” be? or do u think he’ll just keep milking the shoulder injury until chael takes another fight?

    • mmaislandjunkie says:

      “u cant win a fight by just holding ur opponent against the fence.”

      thats weird so is sonnen and gsps approach of holding their opponents on the mat a better strategy? they seem so similar to me. lol

      • LCM says:

        Because holding their opponents on the mat would indicate a takedown (or reversal) which scores points. When you’re on the ground you have the opportunity to make positional improvements, which scores points. And then there’s the aspect of octagon control, which also scores points.

        If you are going to liken Bisping’s wall-and-stall to Sonnen’s top control on the ground, at least realize Sonnen outstruck him.

  9. DBKlein69 says:

    when sonnen and gsp hold their opponents down, they deliver punishment. hard to say bisping delivered punishment to chael up against the fence. now, back to andyboy’s phantom injury…

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