UFC FIGHT NIGHT 85 LIVE RESULTS: Penick’s report on “Hunt vs. Mir” event from Australia

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

MAY 19, 2016

The UFC is back on Fox Sports 1 tonight with an all new fight card from Brisbane, Australia. Tonight’s event is headlined by the heavyweight matchup between Frank Mir and Mark Hunt, and features a number of other entertaining matchups for the fans in Australia watching live Sunday morning local time; we’ll have quick results and commentary on tonight’s prelims as they kick off on UFC Fight Pass at 7PM ET, and we’ll have full round by round coverage of the main card right here as it begins on Fox Sports 1 at 10PM ET, so follow along with us right here throughout the night!

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=====UFC Fight Pass Prelims Quick Results=====

-Alan Patrick def. Damien Brown via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Note: Patrick out-grappled Brown and held him on the ground for much of the fight, and that’s about all there was to it. Brown had a decent enough showing given the extreme short notice of the fight, but there wasn’t much else to this one.

-Ross Pearson def. Chad Laprise via split decision (28-30, 30-27, 29-28 )

Note: Competitive and decently entertaining fight. There was a lot of movement without a ton of actual exchanges through much of the bout, but there were several significant spurts of offense from both. Laprise seemed to get the best of the striking throughout, damaging Pearson and getting in a few nice sequences, including a late spinning kick to spinning back fist, but the fight was close enough that a Pearson win is defensible. That said, 30-27 in his favor seems like a bad card.

=====Fox Sports 1 Prelims=====

-Viscardi Andrade def. Richard Walsh via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Note: Tale of two fights here. Walsh was lighting Andrade up on numerous occasions, doing significant damage in every round on the feet, but he continuously got taken down and had to fight off several close submission attempts as a result. Andrade’s activity with top position was the difference for him.

-Leslie Smith def. Rin Nakai via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Note: Smith out-struck Nakai throughout the fight, and though she got taken down several times and had to defend a couple of close submission attempts, she did manage to do enough damage to make those scores in her favor feasible. There was a slight case for Nakai taking the last two rounds, but Smith did much more throughout the bout. Still, 30-27 for Smith is a questionable card.

-Dan Hooker def. Mark Eddiva via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:24 of the first round

Note: First crowd-pleasing win of the night, and it was a slick one at that. While defending a takedown, Hooker locked on a high guillotine choke, pushing up on the hold and then scrambling with it locked in. He cinched it up tighter once mounted, and Eddiva had no choice but to tap. Nice finish.

-Alan Jouban def. Brendan O’Reilly via TKO at 2:15 of the first round

Note: Quick and fairly violent work from Jouban. Backed O’Reilly up to the cage, teed off on him, finally hurt him, then finished it off with a flurry of strikes. Nice bounce back from the TKO loss to Albert Tumenov.

====Fox Sports 1 Main Card


ROUND ONE: Ham worked on the outside, slowly pressing forward and throwing out some strikes. Rawlings landed a hard left hand. She connected on a few more that got the crowd’s attention. They traded strikes in the center. After another solid exchange, Ham landed a hard two punch combination that popped Rawlings’ head back. Ham countered another strike with several of her own. Rawlings got in some good right hand strikes as Ham tried to press ahead. Ham popped her head back with a right. They traded hard strikes in the center of the cage. Ham got in a nice combination with a kick behind it, but Rawlings scored right after with a short combination. Ham ended the round with a solid combination before blocking a high kick.

Penick’s Scorecard: 10-9 Ham. Close round, and Rawlings got in some considerable offense, but Ham did just a bit more overall in the round.

ROUND TWO: Rawlings came out aggressive, which Ham met well with a nice counter combination. Rawlings got in a few strikes and pressed back after circling around the cage. Ham took those strikes and pressed back. Rawlings landed several nice strikes in a row, but Ham came right back with a combination. Rawlings landed a right hand, caught a kick, and wound up on top halfway through the round. Ham defended well from her back and tried to scramble out, but Rawlings reacted well, took her back, and went for a choke of her own. Ham defended and eventually turned into Rawlings, but had to fight off an armbar. Rawlings went for it again and used it to escape back up. Ham landed a few strikes. Rawlings missed a spinning back fist, allowing Ham to grab a body lock. She drove Rawlings to the cage, but didn’t get any offense in there before separating. Rawlings missed a strike late and ate a counter before the horn.

Penick’s Scorecard: 10-9 Rawlings. Close round, solid work from both on the feet early and then on the ground. Rawlings slightly edged it, though certainly an argument for a Ham round as well.

ROUND THREE: Ham was the fresher of the two to start the round, and she took advantage with some speedy combinations. Rawlings went for a takedown out of exhaustion. Ham nearly countered, then turned it into a triangle choke attempt. She tried to sweep with it, and Rawlings through some knees to her back to try to break free. She finally got loose. Rawlings got in a right hand, but Ham kicked her off and popped to her feet. She landed a body kick and pressed Rawlings back with a short combination. Rawlings clinched up and turned into Ham. She tried to score a takedown but got stuffed. Rawlings got in a good knee up against the cage. Rawlings kept the clinch up and slowed things down. They traded knees at the cage. Ham got in a knee. Rawlings returned fire again, then held onto the clinch as Ham tried to break out. Rawlings continued the grind up on the cage. She stepped back and they traded a couple strikes to the horn.

Penick’s Scorecard: 10-9 Ham. Not much going on the final half, but Ham probably did enough there to take this one as both were quite drained.

WINNER: Rawlings via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

STAR RATING: (**-) Can’t complain about 29-28 either way, but 30-27 for Rawlings doesn’t make sense to me. Decent enough overall, but just don’t like that scorecard, especially from two judges.



ROUND ONE: Te Huna took the center, with Bosse circling around. Bosse popped in with a right hand. Te Huna threw out a few kicks. Bosse got in a short combination. Bosse dropped Te Huna out of nowhere with a right hand! He stood over him taunting and the ref stepped in when it was clear Te Huna wasn’t popping up. Brutal, brutal short right.

WINNER: Bosse via KO at :52 of the first round

STAR RATING: (**+) Highlight reel finish from the former minor league hockey enforcer. Te Huna’s shot; that’s four straight stoppage losses – two of them by brutal KO – after a 5-1 start to his UFC run.



ROUND ONE: Carlos Junior opened with some body kicks. He timed a nice double leg takedown, then quickly took Kelly’s back in transition and tried to get both hooks in. He locked on the body triangle and tried to improve his position to attack for a choke. Kelly defended and tried to do some hand fighting in order to avoid the choke. Carlos Junior tried to open Kelly up to attack for a submission, but Kelly continued to defend well enough to avoid the attempt. Carlos couldn’t get under Kelly’s chin from the position he was in, which continued to make it more a battle of attrition as he held the tight body triangle. He added in some punches and elbows. Kelly continued working his defense well enough to stay out of too much trouble. Carlos Junior attacked for an armbar as time wound down but couldn’t secure it.

Penick’s Scorecard: 10-9 Carlos Junior. Though Kelly had nowhere to go, it wasn’t so much a dominant round from Carlos Junior as there was simply nothing else for Kelly to do but hand fight, defend, and not allow any legitimate choke attempts to come.

ROUND TWO: Carlos Junior came out firing; he used his strikes to try setting up a takedown attempt, but he got stuffed. Kelly got in a strike. Carlos Junior jumped in with a knee but Kelly was a bit out of range. He landed a couple punches shortly after. Kelly landed two hard left hand strikes. Kelly stuffed a takedown attempt and landed a knee with a head lock. They reset. Carlos Junior got in a hard right hand. He went high with a kick that was blocked. Kelly popped in with a left. He got hit by one himself. Carlos Junior shot in again. Kelly sprawled and took Carlos Junior’s back. He landed some strikes as Carlos Junior turtled up. Kelly kept throwing short strikes as Carlos Junior worked back to his feet. Carlos Junior got in several kicks to the body. He scored a takedown. He took Kelly’s back in transition again, but he was too high, allowing Kelly to shuck him off to get back to his feet. Kelly landed a right hand. Carlos Junior dropped to his back and was forced to stand up. That was awkward. Carlos Junior got in a short combination. Kelly blocked a high kick as he pressed in late. On replay Carlos Junior rolled his right ankle badly there, which caused him to flop to his back.

Penick’s Scorecard: 10-9 Kelly. Carlos Junior had a little bit of offense, but he got stifled in what he was trying to do while Kelly scored on a lot more offensively himself.

ROUND THREE: Kelly pressed forward and landed a left. Carlos Junior got in a knee to the body. He drove in for a clinch, then landed a low knee to the groin. Kelly reacted as you’d expect, but didn’t take much time before asking for the restart. He pressed forward. Kelly nearly scored a takedown, then got in a knee after it was stuffed. He got Carlos Junior turtled up as he stayed on him, then started unleashing a ton of strikes. Carlos Junior rolled to his back and tried to defend as he kept getting hit. He turned to his side and covered his head as Kelly kept unloading punch after punch after punch and the referee finally stepped in. Kelly’s best fight since his UFC debut. Good work late.

WINNER: Kelly via TKO at 1:36 of the third round

STAR RATING: (**+) Real nice to see a late finish from a fighter who could have been en route to a decision loss. That second round was close, the first had a case for a 10-8, and he needed that finish to assure the win. Good work.



ROUND ONE: Matthews scored with significant strikes early and often, beating Case to the punch several times and adding in some solid kicks in the opening minute and a half. Case continued to press forward, however, and Matthews looked to work from the outside. Matthews popped in with a hard body strike. Case countered him as he tried to rush in. Case beautifully reversed a takedown attempt and wound up on top. He grabbed a headlock and landed a knee as Matthews got to his feet to separate. Case got in a hard body kick as Matthews connected on a right hand. They traded left hand strikes as they circled one another. Matthews rushed in and connected on a huge overhand left that brought a big smile to Case’s face. Matthews barely missed on a big step-in elbow. Matthews caught a kick, then drove in with a kick of his own. Case grabbed a clinch and slipped as he tried to land a trip. Case landed a hard left hand late that hurt Matthews, but he didn’t do much to follow up. Matthews grazed him with a right hand before the horn.

Penick’s Scorecard: 10-9 Matthews? Close round, lots of offense from Matthews, but some good work from Case in the latter half of the frame.

ROUND TWO: Matthews went high with a kick early that was blocked. He got in a jab and side stepped a body kick attempt. Case threw a jumping knee that was blocked. Case tried to score a combination near the cage but Matthews avoided the strikes out of range. Case landed an outside leg kick. Both missed kicks shortly thereafter. Matthews hurt Case with a body kick. Case shot in out of desperation. Matthews nearly countered, then attacked for a triangle as he wound up on his back. Case postured up well to try breaking out of it. He pulled out of the hold and landed a few hard strikes from the top. He hurt Matthews with a big right hand and Matthews turtled up. Case delayed in throwing more strikes and Matthews was able to block some strikes. Matthews tried to roll out but Case remained on top in half guard. Matthews tried to escape, but Case stayed on him. They worked to their feet. Case got in a knee and Matthews landed a left to separate. Case landed a hard leg kick. Matthews hurt Case again with a body shot. Case shot in again and scored a takedown into side control. Case ended the round on top.

Penick’s Scorecard: 10-10. Case had some good offense on the ground, and defended the one sub attempt, but Matthews hurt him badly with those body kicks and had the better of exchanges on the feet. Complete toss up.

ROUND THREE: Case came straight back ahead. Matthews circled around and Case threw out a body kick. Matthews tried to rush in and Case clinched up. Matthews got in a knee as they separated. Matthews got back in to the body with a kick. Case pressed him back and landed a left. Matthews landed a big combination to the body, ending the combination with a left to the face. He got back in to the body. Matthews connected on another two punch combination. He got through with a left. Case shot in and Matthews stuffed it. They traded knees to the body. Case shot in again but once more got stuffed. Case landed a good left hand. Case got in and clinched, slowing things down at the cage. Matthews snuck behind him standing and tried to take his back. He wound up locking in both hooks as he got the back. He had on a tight rear naked choke, but wound up off to the side and couldn’t finish it. He kept back mount and tried to attack for the choke again. He got it out of camera view and Case finally tapped out. Fantastic fight, and an excellent win for Jake Matthews.

WINNER: Matthews via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:45 of the third round

STAR RATING: (***+) Legitimately excellent fight with a major win for the 21-year-old prospect in Matthews. Case had a strong showing, and was arguably up two rounds into that final frame. Just great MMA action start to finish in that fight.



ROUND ONE: Lombard tried to get in close immediately, but Magny circled out well. Lombard kept up the pressure and hurt Magny badly with a flurry. Magny tried to recover as Lombard continued throwing bombs from top position. Magny covered up and tried to work to his feet. Lombard continued firing, though he slowed down to pick spots. Magny got up to his feet but got thrown back down. Lombard threw down more strikes. Magny tried to throw his legs up but Lombard easily passed to side control. Lombard postured up for some more strikes as Magny tried to regain guard. Magny seemed to have recovered somewhat, and he tried to strike off his back. Lombard’s attack slowed significantly. He landed an elbow, then postured up for a few more. Magny rolled to his knee and tried to get to his feet. He got up to the cage and clinched. Magny got a Thai clinch and landed a jumping knee. Lombard landed a right hand. Magny came forward and connected on a couple strikes. Magny shot in, but Lombard stuffed it and wound up back in half guard. Magny again worked to his feet. Lombard looked gassed with 40 seconds left in the round. Magny landed an inside leg kick. Magny landed a couple jabs and circled. Lombard was just standing still. Magny landed a few strikes late. Lombard got in a kick to the body. Magny got in one more kick late. Lombard might be done despite a dominant round.

Penick’s Scorecard: 10-8 Lombard. He nearly had Magny finished; insane recovery from Magny has him very much in this fight, though he may need to find a way to finish to win. That may be an option with how tired Lombard looked at the end of the round.

ROUND TWO: Magny pressed forward with a few strikes. He backed Lombard up and landed. He started working from range and landing strikes as Lombard was just standing still in front of him. Lombard landed a left hand. He got in a leg kick. Magny got the clinch and landed a hard knee. Magny landed a big right hand of his own. Lombard tried to walk forward and kept getting tagged with jabs. Lombard got Magny into a clinch at the cage, but Magny circled out. Magny grabbed a thai clinch and landed a knee. Lombard then dropped him with a left hand. Magny locked him up and recovered quickly. Lombard went for a leg lock and Magny countered to get on top. Magny started working from half guard and passed to mount. Magny set up a triangle from mount and rolled it over. Lombard fell back and escaped, but Magny got on top in mount. Magny landed a bunch of strikes and Lombard rolled over. Magny flattened him out and just landed tons of strikes. Lombard wasn’t doing anything but covering up. Magny continued to throw strikes. Lombard finally tried to get to his knees, but Magny kept peppering him. Lombard continued to cover up. He gave the referee a thumbs up and the ref let him got to he horn. Ridiculous fight.

Penick’s Scorecard: 10-8 Magny. Yes, even despite the one punch knock down. Absolute craziness here.

ROUND THREE: Magny popped Lombard’s head back with an early jab. He landed a few more strikes, then got in a few knees in a Thai clinch. Lombard landed a strike. Magny backed out, then came in with a few hard strikes. He got Lombard to the ground and right back into mount. He got up high with a mounted triangle and landed a few more strikes to draw the stoppage. Seriously. Ridiculous. What a comeback from Magny.

WINNER: Magny via TKO at :46 of the third round

STAR RATING: (***-) Asinine officiating from Steve Perceval; Lombard wasn’t offering up any defense once he got flattened out with over a minute left in the second round. To let that go as he did only led to further unnecessary damage, because Lombard had nothing left. As far as Magny’s concerned, his recovery ability is crazy, and to come back after nearly getting finished like he did was fantastic. Should have ended sooner, but that’s another big win for Magny nonetheless.



ROUND ONE: Hunt landed an inside leg kick partially checked to start things off. Hunt landed a big left hand as Mir tried to grab a leg. Hunt stepped out. Mir looked slow as he circled around. Very tentative start to the main event proceedings from both. Mir landed a solid jab a minute and a half in. He went high with a kick but was a bit out of range. Hunt threw a two punch combo but Mir covered up and blocked it. Hunt went for the overhand right but it only grazed Mir. Mir tried to grab a clinch to work for a takedown but Hunt popped out. Hunt landed a big right hand that sent Mir down and he walked off. Mir looked like he was looking up at him to follow him down, but referee Marc Goddard stepped in to stop it. Alright then. On replay, Hunt perfectly timed that strike and caught Mir right behind the ear. Mir didn’t really protest the stoppage, and he was certainly in a daze there. Hunt finally gets consecutive wins for the first time since his four-fight winning streak from 2011-2013.

WINNER: Hunt via KO at 3:01 of the first round

STAR RATING: (**+) Mark Hunt walking off with a KO strike will never not be fantastic, and that’s the case here. It took a few labored minutes to get there, but that right hand behind the ear was great, and another highlight for the Super Samoan.

Thanks for joining us here tonight! We’ll have reaction and more throughout the week and we’ll begin moving ahead to a furious slate of significant events from April through this summer’s major UFC 200 event.

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