Welcome to F4WOnline.com’s live coverage of UFC Fight Night 100: Bader vs. Nogueira 2, eminating from Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The second of two UFC events today is headlined by a five-round bout in the light heavyweight division as fourth-ranked Ryan Bader takes on ninth-ranked Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Bader stepped in as a replacement for Alexander Gustafsson, who pulled out due to a back injury. This is the second time Bader and Nogueira will fight, after having previously fought at UFC 119 in September 2010. Bader won that fight by unanimous decision, and he looks to repeat that result here.
In the co-main event, bantamweight prospect Thomas Almeida looks to rebound from the first loss of his career as he takes on unbeaten Albert Morales, in a big test for his second UFC bout. Also on the main card is Claudia Gadelha, who looks to get back into strawweight title contention following her July loss to champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, as she takes on Cortney Casey, winner of two straight fights.
Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 6 PM eastern time with preliminary action all the way thru the main card.
Some additional coverage:
– UFC Fight Night 100 DFS Playbook
UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS | 6 PM ET/3 PM PT
Darren Stewart (8-0) beat Francimar Barroso by TKO at 1:34
Stewart hit an accidental headbutt that the ref missed and may have had his jaw broken. Stewart finished him with ground and pound.
Can’t really tell much about Stewart but he did win his UFC debut. He’s a pretty small light heavyweight and will probably drop a weight class for his next fight.
Stewart apologized “if it was a headbutt”, saying he’s not that kind of fighter. Crowd not happy with him. He tried to play up to the crowd but that only made them boo him more.
Theme for tonight is Brazil vs The World so right now we’re at – WORLD 1 BRAZIL 0
Pedro Munhoz (13-2) submitted Justin Scoggins at 1:55 of the 2nd round
This was crazy. Scoggins was making his bantamweight debut at the #11 flyweight contender and pretty much dominated the first round that was all standup. In the second, he was on his way to doing the same and he slipped after throwing a kick. Munhoz pounced on him and slapped on a guillotine out of nowhere and it was tight and Scoggins tapped quickly.
That was his second straight come from behind win. The crowd was crazy for him and reacted huge for every strike he landed. He’s a Sao Paulo guy and for the 2nd match on a 12 fight card, it’s rare you’ll hear reactions like this.
Score now – BRAZIL 1 WORLD 1
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Luis Henrique (10-2) submitted Cristian Colombo (8-2-1) at 2:12 of the third round
Henrique completely dominated Colombo for the whole fight. In round 1 it was pretty even until Henrique took him down and did a lot of damage with ground and pound. Round 2, he took him down at will and opened up a huge cut, which caused a break.
On the restart, the ref let it continue but didn’t put the guys back into position. It didn’t matter as Henrique took him right down again. I had it 20-18 after 2 but you could make a case for a 10-8 2nd. In the third, it was more of the same before Henrique slapped on a mounted guillotine.
This was Henrique’s 2nd straight submission win after losing in his UFC debut. He’s just 23 and could be a real prospect the relatively weak UFC heavyweight division.
We are now at BRAZIL 2 WORLD 1
Johnny Eduardo (28-10) beat Manny Gamburyan (15-10) by TKO at 46 seconds of the 2nd round
First round was really close, like as close to a 10-10 as you’ll see. I gave it to Eduardo as I thought his leg kicks were more effective than Gamburyan’s punching. Early in the second, Eduardo dropped him with a short punch that almost looked like a slip from Gamburyan and then he destroyed him on the ground before ref Mario Yamasaki stopped it.
Eduardo has won 3 of 4 in the bantamweight division since losing his UFC debut. His only loss in that span has been to the very tough Aljamain Sterling. He’s a solid top-10 guy and good to have on these Brazilian shows. Speaking of which…..
BRAZIL 3 WORLD 1
Eduardo was very happy in his post-fight promo, asking for more fights, as he’s only fought 5 times in the last 5 years. Manny Gamburyan basically retired “probably” after the fight. He said it’s been a long road, this is getting really hard. He loves UFC and would like to stick around and help others but he’s done.
Gadzhimurad Antigulov (19-4) submitted Marcos Rogerio de Lima (14-4-1) in 1:07
Very impressive showing by the debuting Russian light heavyweight. He got a quick takedown and then after posturing up to improve position, he ate an upkick but went back into de Lima’s guard. He secured a guillotine and got the quick tap.
That’s 13 wins in a row for Antigulov and he couldn’t have looked better. The crowd, which had been hot all night went quiet so quick, it was like someone had a switch and turned them off. de Lima is not just Brazillian, he’s from Sao Paulo.
Scoreboard now BRAZIL 3 WORLD 2
Cezar Ferreira (11-5) submitted Jack Hermansson (14-3) at 2:11 of the 2nd round
Really close first round that could’ve gone either way. I almost scored it 10-10 but gave it to Ferreira based on more output. Second round Hermansson was looking better on his feet and Ferreira took him down. Hermansson had a weak guillotine attempt that Ferreira easily escaped. He then secured a head and arm choke and Hermansson fought it off for a long time before finally tapping.
BRAZIL 4 WORLD 2
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Sergio Moraes (11-2-1) won a split decision over Zak Ottow (14-4) on scores of 28-29 and 30-27 x 2
I had it 29-28 Moraes. First round, Moraes got a takedown about 2:00 and stayed on top the rest of the round, doing almost no damage. 2nd round was all on the feet and rather close but Ottow was landing the harder shots. Didn’t really think there was much of a question Ottow won the round. 3rd was very close. Moraes got a takedown about a minute in and didn’t do any damage. Ottow made it to his feet and they were fairly even standing.
Moraes claims that he didn’t understand how one judge could’ve thought he lost the fight and promised to never let a fight go to the judges again.
BRAZIL 5 WORLD 2
Kamaru Usman (9-1) won a unanimous decision over Warlley Alves (10-2) on scores of 29-27, 30-26 and 29-28
I scored it 30-26. First round was fairly close and was entirely on the feet. Usman seemed to do more damage. 2nd round was also on the feet and Usman did even more damage. At some point in the round, he may have broken Alves’ nose.
Third round was almost all Usman. He managed to finally get a takedown and dominated on the ground. Alves briefly gained control with a guillotine but after Usman popped out, he did a ton of damage with ground and pound and nearly finished him with an arm triangle.
After the fight, Usman did a great promo, partially in Portugese. He called out Demian Maia, said that with all the BS in this division, he’d fight anyone, even bringing up Conor McGregor.
BRAZIL 5 WORLD 3
They aired a promo for the Rousey/Nunes show on December 30th. Didn’t even mention any other fights and barely mentioned Nunes, the champion.
Krzysztof Jotko (19-1) won a unanimous decision over Thales Leites on scores of 29-27 and 30-27 x 2
I had it 29-28 Jotko but it wasn’t nearly as close as that sounds. First round could’ve gone either way. Leites got a takedown halfway through the round. Jotko reversed and ended up on top. Second round, Jotko started to take over. He got a takedown 2:00 in and pretty much held Leites down for the rest of the round, doing a lot of damage.
In the third, Leites had almost nothing for him. Jotko took him down a few times and did damage. It was never close to being stopped but by the end of the round, Leites was exhausted and his face was a blood mess.
That was the 4th straight win for Jotko, who may move into the top 10 after this. A matchup with someone the level of Uriah Hall would probably be the way to go for him.
BRAZIL 5 WORLD 4
Claudia Gadelha (14-2) won a unanimous decision over Cortney Casey (6-4) on scores of 30-27 x 3
I had the same score and it was pretty obvious. Gadelha dominated the first two rounds, scoring several takedowns. She didn’t do a lot of damage on the ground and completely controlled Casey.
There was some controversy in the third. After scoring a takedown, Gadelha stood up and while Casey was making her way to her feet, Gadelha appeared to kick her with what was clearly an illegal kick. The ref gave Casey time to recover but didn’t deduct a point. The replays showed that the kick at best grazed Casey’s ponytail but may not have even connected.
Gadelha was disappointed after the fight. She wanted a ranked appointment. She thought she should have finished the fight. She promised to be back soon.
BRAZIL 6 WORLD 4
Thomas Almeida (22-1) scores a TKO over Albert Morales (6-1-1) at 1:37 of the 2nd round
Almeida looked great in rebounding from his loss to Cody Garbrandt in May. The first round was crazy with both guys hurting the other. Morales was working for a standing rear naked choke in his best moment of the fight but Almeida shook him off.
In the second, Almeida took over. He clearly had him finished as Morales just stopped fighting back but the ref didn’t stop it so Almeida landed about 20 unnecessary strikes before Morales just crumpled to the ground and the ref finally stepped in. This was a young ref and he had done a bad job in his earlier fights as well.
Almeida put over Morales as a tough guy who can take a lot of punishment. He wouldn’t call anyone out in specific but said he’d like a top 10 opponent next.
BRAZIL 7 WORLD 4, so Brazil will take the night, no matter what happens in the main event.
Ryan Bader (22-4) won by TKO over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (22-8) at 3:51 of the third round
This was as dominant as you’ll ever see in a UFC main event, just a one-sided beatdown. Little Nog hurt Bader a bit early in the first but Bader took him down and kept him there for the rest of the round, doing a ton of damage. No idea how Nogueira survived and he wasn’t even really cut but it was a clear 10-8.
Second round was almost as dominant, I had it 10-8 as well but it was the same thing. Early takedown and extended ground and pound from Bader. Almost no offence at all from Little Nog. Third round was exactly the same and finally Nogueira just stopped fighting back and the ref quickly stepped in to stop it.
Great performance from Bader. They acknowledged that it was the last fight on his contract but he seemed to indicate he’ll re-sign with the promotion and hopes to work his way back into title contention.
Nogueira took a lot of punishment and at 40 years old, he just can’t keep doing this.
After 12 straight hours of UFC action, I’m not the least bit tired of it and I think I’m gonna watch the last two Bellator fights and then Takeover. Thanks for joining me tonight!
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