UFC 188 Results – Fabricio Werdum Submits Cain Velasquez To Become New UFC Champion

[tps_header]UFC 188 Results -- Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum[/tps_header]

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UFC 188 Fight Pass Prelims

– Gabriel Benitez def. Clay Collard by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
– Cathal Pendred def. Augusto Montano by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

UFC 188 FX Prelims (8pm EST.)

– Johnny Case def. Francisco Trevino by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
– Patrick Williams def. Alejandro Perez by technical submission (guillotine choke) at 0:23 of Round 1
– Efrain Escudero def. Drew Dober via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:54 Round 1
– Chico Camus vs. Henry Cejudo def. Chico Camus via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

UFC 188 Pay-Per-View (10pm EST.)

Angela Hill vs. Tecia Torres

Round 1: The video package for this fight is done airing and both girls are making their way to the Octagon now. Big John McCarthy gets this one started. Torres comes out throwing leg kicks and circling. Both ladies exchange punches, with Torres doing slightly better. Hill has been pressing forward the whole fight, but Torres is doing a good job of picking her shots and scoring well. Torres goes for a takedown and nearly gets it, but ends up holding Hill against the cage. Tecia hits a nice knee to the body. Hill has Torres’ back against the cage now. Torres reverses and backs out, landing a nice right hand on the break. Two minutes left in the opening round. Torres takes Hill down. Torres working from inside Hill’s half guard. Very little action on top by Tecia, as she is just trying to maintain position thus far. Torres tries to advance position now, but Hill manages to keep her in half guard. The crowd is getting restless as the action remains dull on the ground in the closing seconds of the first round. The round ends with Torres finally stacking up and throwing down some ground and pound. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Tecia Torres.

Round 2: Torres comes out much the same as the first round, throwing kicks and backing and circling. Hill is pressing forward much like the first round, but again is having trouble scoring points. Torres throws a right hand and then changes levels and takes Hill down. This time, Torres lands in side control. Hill manages to get Torres in her half guard. The action is dull again, much like the last minute or so of round one. Three minutes left in the round and you could hear a pin drop in this arena as there is literally nothing happening here. Big John McCarthy is threatening to stand them up if the action doesn’t increase. Torres manages to pass to side control again. Torres steps over, looking to mount Hill. She ends up on Torres back. They roll and Torres is in mount now. Seconds later, Hill manages to get Torres back in half guard. Just enough action to stay on the ground where not a lot is happening. Big John is quicker to demand action this time around. Joe Rogan is dogging this fight for being incredibly boring on commentary. Finally, Big John stops the action and orders a stand up. Hill comes pressing forward again but Torres ducks down and dives in for a takedown. Hill defends, and now has Torres against the cage. Hill lands a nice knee. Torres reverses Hill and has her back against the cage now. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Tecia Torres.

Round 3: The third and final round begins with Torres throwing kicks yet again. Hill throws a nice leg kick herself. Hill has lowered her stance in this round a bit, trying to avoid being open for takedowns. Torres clinches and knees the body of Hill but the two quickly separate. Hill is a but more busy on the feet in this round, as you can tell she knows she’s down by two rounds. The crowd has finally given up on this fight and they are now boo’ing like crazy. Hill lands a decent right hand. She is pressing forward and Torres isn’t doing much at all, so Hill is likely winning the round so far. Torres finally gets Hill’s back against the cage and is leaning on her hoping to get her to the mat. The crowd is boo’ing even louder now. Very loud boo’s. Torres is just holding Hill on the cage and Big John is allowing it. 90 seconds left in the fight. Big John finally breaks them. One minute left for Hill to do something big. Torres muscles Hill back against the cage again. The crowd is boo’ing wildly again as Torres just holds Hill against the cage as the clock winds down. Ten second ticker hits as the fight is going to end with Torres just holding Hill against the cage. The buzzer sounds and the fans boo like crazy again. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Angela Hill.

Tecia Torres def. Angela Hill via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Yair Rodriguez vs. Charles Rosa

Round 1: The Rodriguez-Rosa video package just finished airing and both guys are making their way to the cage now. Bruce Buffer just finished doing his thing and here we go with featherweight action. Mario Yamasaki is the referee for this contest. The crowd is super behind Rodriguez here in Mexico City. The first round opens up with Rosa throwing some leg kicks. Rodriguez hits a heel kick. Rodriguez is throwing crazy explosive flying kicks and knees. He hits one but Rosa takes him down off of one of them. Rodriguez immediately looks for a triangle. Very exciting start to this fight. Rodriguez has the triangle in pretty good but Rosa is hanging in there. Rodriguez won’t let go of this triangle but Rosa isn’t tapping out or going out. Rosa finally escapes and backs out. He comes back in and dives into Rodriguez’s guard. Rosa takes Rodriguez’s back. He’s only got one hook in so far. 90 seconds left in the opening round, which has been a great round. Rodriguez stands up with Rosa still on his back. Rosa slips down and is just holding Rodriguez against the cage. He takes Rodriguez down. Good up-kicks from Rodriguez off his back. Rosa nails Rodriguez from the top position and is inside Rodriguez’s full guard again. 30 seconds left in the round. Rosa throwing some good elbows from the top position. Rodriguez throws his legs up for a submission but Rosa avoids it. Rosa rolls for a leg lock but Rodriguez escapes and gets back to his feet. Rodriguez throws a nice kick and wings a big right hand but the punch misses. Rodriguez with a nice leg kick as the buzzer sounds to end a very exciting first round. Tough one to score, too. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Yair Rodriguez.

Round 2: The second round begins with Rodriguez catching a kick attempt by Rosa. Rosa rolls in for a leg scissor but Rodriguez avoids it and they return standing. Rodriguez lands a nice front-leg side kick. He lands another kick. Rodriguez easily defends a takedown attempt by Rosa and makes him pay for it by landing a few nice punches. Rodriguez lands a spinning back kick and a front-leg side kick to the thigh. Rodriguez lands a nice overhand right as Rosa came in for a takedown. Rosa appears to be slowing down a bit as Rodriguez strings together various combos with kicks and punches. Rosa gets in deep on a takedown attempt but Rodriguez avoids it. Rodriguez with a nice lead right hand. He throws a spinning back fist but misses. Rosa goes for a takedown but Rodriguez ends up taking him down. Rodriguez stands up and backs out and lets Rosa get back to his feet. “This kid is like a mix of Jon Jones and Anthony Pettis,” says Joe Rogan of Yair Rodriguez, who is looking excellent here in round two. The referee stops the action to check the cut on Rosa. Rosa is covered in blood but the fight continues. Rosa finally getd Rodriguez down but literally a split-second later Rodriguez was back to his feet. Rosa lands a decent left hand. Rosa dives in for another takedown attempt but Rodriguez again defends it well, showing amazing balance. 45 seconds left in the round as Rodriguez starts focusing his attack on the body of Rosa. Rosa dives in for a leg attack but Rodriguez avoids it and backs out. Rosa comes in with a nice right hand. He dives in for another takedown and this time he gets it but Rodriguez immediately reverses it, gets on top and elbows Rosa to death to end the round. Amazing performance by Rodriguez in round two. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Yair Rodriguez.

Round 3: They worked hard to clean up the cut on Rosa in between rounds. The doctor had to check on him as well. The third and final round begins with the crowd on fire. Rosa lands a nice right hand. Rosa lands a nice leg kick. Rosa dives in for a takedown and he eventually gets it. Rosa is working from inside Rodriguez’s full guard, but he isn’t doing much. The fans start to boo loudly. Just under four minutes left in the round. Rosa lands a nice elbow from the top. He lands a nice left hand as well. Rodriguez locks Rosa up in a triangle out of nowhere. This one is in tight as well, but again Rosa eventually escapes. Rosa passes to side control but Rodriguez gets him back inside his full guard. Rodriguez rolls and now Rosa is on Rodriguez’s back as Rodriguez is in the turtle position. Two minutes left in the round. Rosa goes for a submission but misses so Rodriguez gets back to his feet. Rosa lands a nice left hand. Nice leg kick from Rodriguez. Rosa gets Rodriguez back down. He has him in side control. Rodriguez gets out. Rosa is inside Rodriguez’s full guard again. The ten second ticker sounds. The fight ends with Rosa landing punches on top. Great fight. Tough one to score too, as it likely comes down to who you gave round one to. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Charles Rosa.

Yair Rodriguez def. Charles Rosa via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Note: Yair Rodriguez threw up on himself during the post-fight interview with Joe Rogan. “I think that was a UFC first!” says Mike Goldberg on commentary. Also, boxing legend Juan Manual Marquez is shown in the crowd to a huge response from the fans in Mexico City. A great promotional package for UFC 189 aired as well, hyping up the Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor fight in spectacular fashion.

Nate Marquardt vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Round 1: The video package for Marquardt vs. Gastelum is done running and both guys are now making their way to the Octagon. Bruce Buffer just finished doing his thing and now it’s time for middleweight action. Dan Mirgliota is out referee for this one. Gastelum comes out pressing the action, with Marquardt backing and circling. Gastelum paws with his jab as he moves forward on Nate “The Great.” Gastelum pushes forward with a nice multi-shot punch-combo. Gastelum is definitely setting the pace of the action so far in round one, and is scorinng more points standing. Gastelum lands a nice left hand. Marquardt lands a decent right hand. Gastelum lands an absolutely beautiful one-two that snaps the head of Marquardt back and likely stunned him briefly. Three minutes left in the round. Gastelum lands a nice standing elbow. He lands a few good punches. Gastelum’s jab is looking strong as well. The fans are chanting for Gastelum now. Marquardt goes for a takedown and kinda gets it, but Gastelum pops right ba
k up. Gastelum takes Marquardt down now. He keeps Marquardt down and is working from inside his half guard with one minute left in the round. Nate gives up his back. Gastelum is looking to sink in a rear naked choke. Marquardt escapes and the fight returns to the feet. When the ten second ticker hits Gastelum turns it on and lands a vicious combo on Nate that stuns the veteran. The buzzer sounds to end the round. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Kelvin Gastelum.

Round 2: The second round begins with Gastelum throwing some nice kicks. Marquardt throws some decent punches, but Gastelum does a good job covering up. Nate is pressing forward in spots in this round. Gastelum lands a nice combo. Gastelum lands a stiff shot. Nate looks a bit stunned. Gastelum lands a nice body shot and is now turning it on with Nate’s back against the cage. Nate goes down and Gastelum pounds away. Joe Rogan is calling for it to be stopped, but the referee is letting it continue. Gastelum has Nate on his back now and is pounding away. Gastelum backs out and Nate gets up. Very close to being stopped there. Gastelum grabs Nate in thai clinch and drags him down to the mat. Two minutes left in the round. Nate tries to sweep Kelvin, but Kelvin avoids it and ends up in Marquardt’s full guard. 90 seconds left in the round. Gastelum stands up and Nate rolls. Gastelum goes back down and lands some elbows to the face of Marquardt. He’s landing some good elbows now so Nate rolls and gives up his back again. Nate rolls again, but this time while looking for a leg submission. Gastelum escapes and stands back up. Nate stays on the ground as Gastelum walks away, knowing the round was coming to a close. The ref is asking for a doctor to check on Nate in between rounds. He says he has nothing left, I believe. His corner makes it official and tells them to stop it. Gastelum wins.

Kelvin Gastelum def. Nate Marquardt via TKO (corner stoppage) after 2 rounds.

Eddie Alvarez vs. Gilbert Melendez

Round 1: The video package for Alvarez vs. Melendez is wrapped up and both guys are making their way to the cage for tonight’s co-main event. Bruce Buffer just finished doing his thing, it’s time for our co-main event of the evening here in the lightweight division. Big John McCarthy is our referee for this fight. Melendez comes out pressing the action. Alvarez is backing up, he’s circling and darting in close in spots. Not a lot of action as we reach the 3:30 mark of the round. Melendez catches Alvarez with a hard shot and rocks him. Melendez follows in with another good shot. Alvarez is recovering now, but Melendez is staying on him and keeping pressure on him. Alvarez lands a nice leg kick. And another. Melendez with a nice long jab. Melendez comes over the top with another nice right hand. Alvarez’s eye is swollen pretty bad. The action slows down and the crowd gets restless as the round comes to an end. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Gilbert Melendez.

Round 2: Replays between round shows a few elbows from Melendez caused what appears to be a broken nose and a badly swollen eye. The crowd “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” as Alvarez’s face is shown on the big screen. The second round begins with Alvarez landing a nice shot. Alvarez’s left eye is a complete and total mess. Joe Rogan is talking about how they might stop it because of how bad Alvarez’s eye is. Melendez isn’t pressing the action yet, as neither guy has scored with much yet in the first minute of the second round. Alvarez looks for a takedown but Melendez defends. Melendez momentarily thought about a guillotine choke, but ended up letting it go. Alvarez lands a low blow so Big John stops the action to let Melendez recover. A replay from earlier shows that Alvarez had a broken nose and because he blew his nose, his eye immediately swelled shut. You could see it swelling shut instantly on the replay the second he held his nose closed and blew. The action resumes following the low blow timeout. Alvarez lands a nice leg kick. Two minutes left in the round. Melendez lands some nice punches. The crowd starts boo’ing loudly as the action slows down again. Alvarez gets on Melendez’s back standing. Melendez turns and now Alvarez is pressinng Melendez against the cage. If the judges ignore Alvarez’s eye, it seems to me like he’s winning this round so far. One minute remaining. Alvarez gets Melendez down finally. Alvarez is working on top now with punches. Alvarez has side control on Melendez. Melendez scrambles back to his feet but Alvarez stays on him and keeps him pressed against the cage. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Eddie Alvarez

Round 3: The corner works hard on the swollen eye of Alvarez in between rounds. The third and final round of our co-main event begins with the two touching gloves and Melendez smiling and giving approval to Alvarez. Alvarez dives in on Melendez immediately and has Melendez’s back against the cage. Alvarez gets Melendez down again. Melendez works his way back up to his feet. Alvarez stays on him and keeps Melendez’s back against the cage. Four minutes left in the final round. The two separate and exchange punches and Alvarez dives in for a takedown. Melendez defends well and the two are back standing. The crowd is boo’ing again as the action is slow on the feet. Less than three minutes remaining. Alvarez gets another takedown but again Melendez gets right back to his feet. Alvarez has Melendez”s back against the cage now with less than two minutes remaining in the fight. Alvarez takes Melendez down yet again and could very well be on his way to pulling off this decision. 90 seconds left in the fight as Melendez pops back to his feet and the two separate and return to the feet. Alvarez’s other eye is swelling up now as well. One minute left in the fight. Nice leg kick by Alvarez. Spinning back elbow by Alvarez. Nice right hand by Alvarez. Both guys exchange wild punches to end the fight. Melendez is bleeding pretty bad now as the fight ends. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Eddie Alvarez.

Eddie Alvarez def. Gilbert Melendez via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

UFC Heavyweight Championship
– Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez

Round 1: The video package is done, Fabrico Werdum makes his way to the cage to some light boo’ing. Out next to a wildly positive reaction, is the UFC Heavyweight Champion — Cain Velasquez. Bruce Buffer just finished doing his thing and it’s now time for our main event of the evening to get underway. Our referee for tonight’s main event is Herb Dean. Both guys come out swinging hard, with each guy landing a nice shot or two. Cain drops Werdum. Werdum gets back up. Cain lands a nice hand over the top that stuns Werdum. Cain keeps pressure on Werdum, keeping him against the cage and smashing him with the occasional big shot. The fans are going absolutely nuts as Cain takes it to Werdum. Cain is cut over his left eye now. Cain takes Werdum down. Cain moves to side mount immediately. Werdum rolls and Cain backs up and stays standing until Werdum gets back up. Cain goes right back after Werdum with leg kicks and then he bull rushes Werdum into the fence. Werdum lands a good shot but Cain follows it up with two monster shots. Cain has Werdum against the cage is now chanting so loud it’s echo’ing. Fabricio takes Cain down but Cain pops right back up and pushes Werdum against the cage. Cain backs up and lands a bunch of solid punches. Werdum lands one back every now and then. Werdum lands a nice right hand that stuns Cain briefly. Cain pushes forward and gets Werdum against the cage again. One minute left in the first round. Cain lands a nice uppercut, Werdum answers back with a good right hand. Cain takes Werdum down. Cain again steps away and lets Werdum get back to his feet. Werdum lands a good right hand and Cain is bleeding pretty good now. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Cain Velasquez.

Round 2: Cain comes out swinging in the second but Werdum lands the cleanest shot. Cain starts chopping away with leg kicks. Werdum lands a nice right hand. The blood is flowing into Cain’s left eye again. Werdum lands a good uppercut. Cain answers back with right hands. Both guys trade body kicks. Werdum stuns Cain with two big right hands. Werdum wobbles Cain again. Werdum is landing combos on Cain as his back is against the cage. Cain circles out and starts throwing leg kicks again. Cain keeps fighting forward despite being stunned a few times there. Werdum nails Cain with a nice right hand and an uppercut and then a knee up the middle. Werdum definitely seems to be winning this round thus far, although Cain does keep coming forward and landing shots as well. Both guys land good punches but Werdum is landing more. Cain chops with another leg kick but Werdum fires back with another big shot. Werdum rocks Cain with an uppercut. Cain goes down. Cain pops back up but Werdum is putting it on him. The buzzer sounds to possibly save a beaten up Cain Velasquez. Some might score that round 10-8 for Werdum. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Fabricio Werdum.

Round 3: Doctors check on Cain right before Herb Dean starts the third round. Werdum immediately lands a few nice punches. Cain takes Werdum down but backs out again. Cain is standing over Werdum kicking his legs. Werdum pops back to his feet. Cain might have stunned Werdum with a head kick. Werdum goes for a guillotine choke but lets it go. Werdum lands a nice knee to Cain. Cain is a bloody mess. Cain takes Werdum down but Werdum slaps on a guillotine. Cain taps! We have a new UFC Heavyweight Champion!

Fabricio Werdum def. Cain Velasquez via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:13 of Round 3 to become the new undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion