UFC on FX 5 brought comebacks, a guillotine and a big hand from Bigfoot

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A patada de Pezão, na luta principal do UFC de ontem. Foto: UFC/Divulgação

Antonio Silva begins his knockout assault at the UFC yesterday. UFC publicity photo.

There was no shortage of excitement at UFC on FX 5 this Friday in Minneapolis, USA.

In the evening’s main event, Brazil’s Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva put a brutal end to Travis Browne’s 14-fight unbeaten streak. Launching an on-foot onslaught in the first round, Silva landed a cross that crumpled Browne to the ground, where he followed up with a flurry of strikes that ended the fight. Click here to watch it on the ESPN website..

In the flyweight fight on the main card, John Dodson overcame team Nova União product Jussier Formiga with a second-round knockout.

Now the one who managed to right his ship at the event was Diego Nunes, who took a well-deserved unanimous decision over the dangerous Bart Palaszewski. The effort earned the two of them an extra 40,000 dollars apiece for “Fight of the Night”, but it came close to being worthy of a “Come-from-Behind Win of the Night” prize.

In the fight between Michael Johnson and Danny Castillo, Johnson managed quite a feat: he was nearly knocked out in the first round, nearly tapped out thereafter, and in the second round he got his bearings back and took Castillo out, earning the “Knockout of the Night” prize.

Attacking Jiu-Jitsu was present in the octagon, especially when it came to Darren Uyenoyama, who clamped on to Phil Harris’s back and ended the action with a snug rear-naked choke. The same move worked just as well for Jacob Volkmann, who used it to take out Shane Roller in the first round.

The “Submission of the Night” award went to a different move, though: Justin Edwards caught Josh Neer off guard with solid strikes before going to the clinch, where he sunk a guillotine, fastened his legs around Neer’s waist and squeezed out the choke hold. It was almost just like what Brazil’s Carlo Prater tried in his fight but to no avail—and without the win.

Justin Edwards against Josh Neer at UFC on FX 5 / UFC publicity photo

OCTOBER 5, 2012

Antonio Silva defeated Travis Browne via TKO in R1;
Jake Ellenberger defeated Jay Hieron via unanimous judges’ decision;
John Dodson defeated Jussier “Formiga” da Silva via TKO in R2;
Justin Edwards tapped out Josh Neer via guillotine in R1;
Michael Johnson defeated Danny Castillo via KO in R2;
Jacob Volkmann tapped out Shane Roller via rear-naked choke in R2;
Diego Nunes defeated Bart Palaszewski via unanimous decision;
Darren Uyenoyama tapped out Phil Harris via rear-naked choke in R2;
Marcus LeVesseur defeated Carlo Prater via split decision;
Mike Pierce defeated Aaron Simpson via TKO in R2.

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