HYDEN BLOG: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly from UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Tsarukyan and BKFC 56 Results

By: Frank Hyden, MMATorch Senior Columnist

UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Tsarukyan was this past weekend and it featured some big fights and finishes, though one finish was hard to watch. Who won and who lost? Let’s get to the rundown.

UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Tsarukyan
GOOD- Dustin Stoltzfus submits Punahele Soriano
Stoltzfus starts off with some kicks while Soriano responds with
punches. Stoltzfus lands a knee while Soriano throws some kicks of his own. They’re both landing some good punches as well as some body kicks. Stoltzfus gets a takedown but Soriano is up quickly. However,
Soriano gets dropped right at the end of the first round. The second round begins with more kicks from both men. They’re mixing in some punches before Stoltzfus gets a takedown. Soriano is back up but gets
taken down again and Stoltzfus locks in a rear-naked choke that forces Soriano to tap a little over four minutes into the second round.
Stoltzfus improves to 15-5 while Soriano drops to 9-4. Good win for Stoltzfus.

GOOD- Clay Guida vs. Joaquim Silva
Lots of sparring early but nothing major connecting. Guida drops Silva with a big right hand but Silva pops right back up. A counter uppercut
hurts Guida and Silva tries to take advantage but Guida absorbs some huge elbows and survives. Guida gets a takedown at the end of the first round. The second round begins with Guida moving forward as
always. They exchange for a bit before Guida takes Silva down. They
scramble and Silva winds up on top. Guida stands but eats some shots
to the body and a big knee for his trouble. Guida nails Silva with a big right hand and absorbs a huge knee to get another takedown. Silva
tries for a guillotine but Guida slams his way out of it. Guida takes Silva down a few times but Silva pops back up both times and the second round ends. The third round starts with Silva actually being
warned for extending his fingers toward Guida. That’s not enough in my
opinion but I’m surprised we even got that. Silva is landing some good
kicks but Guida shows his trademark toughness and just takes them. They scramble for takedowns and each man reverses the other’s reversal and the fight ends so we go to the judges to render their verdict. SIlva wins the decision and improves to 13-4 while Guida drops to 38-24. Good win for Silva.

GOOD- Sean Brady submits Kelvin Gastelum
Brady gets an early takedown but Gastelum is able to get up quickly.
Brady gets another takedown and hits a few short strikes but not much
else and the first round ends. The second round begins with another
early Brady takedown. Brady advances and lands a few short punches but
not much else as Brady continues to probe for submissions and the second round ends. The third round starts with Brady getting yet another early takedown. Brady grabs a kimura and forces Gastelum to tap a bit less than two minutes into the third round. Brady improves
to 16-1 while Gastelum drops to 17-9 with 1 No Contest. This wasn’t the most exciting of fights but it was great strategy and execution from Brady, good win for him.

GOOD- Rob Font vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
Figueiredo gets an early takedown but Font is immediately back up. They each throw a few punches before Figueiredo gets another takedown. Again, Font is right back up, though. Figueiredo staggers Font with a big right hand but Font recovers and the first round ends. The second round begins with both men exchanging strikes until Figueiredo gets another takedown. Again, Font is right back up and they trade a few more strikes before the second round ends. The third round starts with
some solid exchanges. They’re both swinging hard but Figueiredo lands
a heavy left hook that hurts Font, who absorbs more big punishment before delivering some of his own. Figueiredo gets another takedown and is able to keep Font down for a little bit before he gets up and the fight ends. We go to the judges to render their verdict. Figueiredo wins the decision and improves to 22-3-1 while Font drops to 20-8 and has lost 4 out of his last 5 fights, all by decision. Good win for Figueiredo.

GOOD- Jalin Turner stops Bobby Green
They’re throwing heavy bombs straight away. Turner staggers Green with
a huge right and Turner pours it on to drop Green and continues
beating on him until the damn referee Kerry Hately finally jumps in to
stop the fight. He let that go on way too long. I don’t ever like to
call for someone’s job but something has to be done here. Don’t ever let him referee a fight that could end by knockout again. Just let him ref fights between two grapplers or something. This cannot happen
again. When the announcers are screaming “What are you doing?” at the
referee something’s gone horribly wrong. This is unbelievable
negligence. Rant over, Turner won a bit before three minutes into the
first round. Turner improves to 14-7 while Green drops to 31-15-1 with 1 No Contest. I should also note that this was a short notice fight,
as Green was scheduled to fight Dan Hooker (23-12) but Hooker was injured and had to pull out a week before the fight. Good win for Turner.

GOOD- Arman Tsarukyan stops Beneil Dariush
Dariush lands a few low kicks before Tsarukyan crushes him with a huge
right hand that drops him. Tsarukyan nails a few more times on the mat before the referee can jump in to stop the fight just over a minute into the first round. Tsarukyan improves to 21-3 and has won 3
straight fights while Dariush drops to 22-6-1. Good win for Tsarukyan.


For those who might be interested, BKFC 56 also took place last
weekend. The results were as follows.

Mike Perry beat Eddie Alvarez by 2nd-round TKO (Corner stoppage after Round 2)
Perry is now 4-0 in BKFC.

Christine Ferea beat Bec Rawlings by decision

Kai Stewart beat Howard Davis by decision

Mick Terrill beat Arnold Adams by KO – Round 4, 0:47

Jeremy Stephens beat Jimmie Rivera by TKO (Doctor stoppage due to cut
after Round 3)

Ben Moa beat Bridger Bercier by TKO (doctor stoppage due to cuts) in
Round 3, 0:51

Erick Lozano beat Mike Jones by KO in Round 3, 0:51

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