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UFC Fight Night 66 play-by-play results: Faber vs. Edgar

[Show: UFC Fight Night 66] [Location: Manilla] [Date: 5/16/15] [Airing Live On Fox Sports 1]

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 a.m. ET)

Nolan Ticman vs. Zhuikui Yao

Round 1: Both men throwing some big bombs early. Yao with a big uppercut while avoiding some big shots by Ticman. Ticman is staying in the face of Yao as he ate a head kick. Yao threw a flurry of strikes as he pressed forward. Ticman doing a good job of circling around to avoid some shots. Yao blitzed him and landed a good combo that ended with a left hook that woke Ticman up. Ticman threw a kick but caught and Yao landed a takedown. Ticman swept off his back and to his feet right away. With under a minute to go, Yao is having a problem finding his range and missing some big shots. They exchange to the bell.

Round 2: Yao is still the aggressor as the round begins. He’s chasing Ticman and landed a big right at 4:20. Ticman clinched and looked for the guillotine choke for a minute, but let it go as Yao has him pressed up against the fence. They separate, Yao is looking a bit tired halfway through this round. Ticman missed a head kick, which led to Yao getting a quick takedown. Ticman back to his feet, but eats a left hook by Yao at 2:42. Ticman is angling as Yao faked a takedown and landed a left hook. Ticman landed a good left jab at 2:00. The fans start to boo as Ticman shot in for a takedown but stuffed like a boss by Yao. Ticman threw a leg kick and ate a huge right hand by Yao to end the round.

Round 3: Yao with two wide left hooks that missed and Ticman is starting to land his left jab that Yao can’t get around. Ticman appears to be more comfortable in the octagon and it’s showing. Yao shot in for a single leg, got it, but Ticman got right back to his feet with some great wrestling. They clinch and Yao lands some big knees to the ribs of Ticman.

Result: Yao Zhikui def. Nolan Ticman via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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Jon Delos Reyes vs. Roldan Sangcha-an

Round 1: Both guys come out strong, Reyes with a knee to the head of Sangcha-an. This stuns him, Reyes pulled guard, but Sangcha-an got up and shot in on a single leg, which he got. Sangcha-an in guard, Reyes using a good body lock guard. Sangcha-an is landing some big shots from the top (hammer fists and elbows). Reyes reversed and got off his back. Reyes landed a knee to the shoulder of Sangcha-an while in side control. Reyes transitioned to the back of Sangcha-an at 3:11. Reyes tried to get the rear-naked choke fro the back, but can’t. Sangcha-an slipped out and Eyes went for an armbar, but Sangcha-an got out before the danger set in. Sangcha-an threw some leg kicks, Reyes got off his back and cinched with Sangcha-an on the fence. Sangcha-an with a knee to the body of Reyes. Sangcha-an takes him down with a body lock and Sangcha-an tried to go for an odd choke while on top. Reyes popped his head out and did an easy transition into top guard. Reyes with some big shots as Sangcha-an gets up. Sangcha-an answers with strikes and kicks as this first-round is over.

Round 2: Reyes hurt him with a right hook, then a right elbow that led to a clinch fest on the cage at 4:35. Reyes is cut over his left eye, they exchange and Sangcha-an caught him with a right hook that dropped Reyes. They continue to throw bombs that are landing as the fans come alive. Reyes clinched at 3:37, Reyes landed a good elbow as they separate and then exchange more strikes. Now, Eyes is bleeding from both temples. Reyes with a huge straight right that sends Sangcha-an to the ground. Reyes gets in the guard of Sangcha-an, he lands some huge shots, but Sangcha-an stays in it. The referee wanted the doctor to check on Reyes and his nasty cuts. The fight is started again and reset them in the same position. Reyes transitioned to the back and locked in the rear-naked choke for the win.

Result: Jon Delos Reyes def. Roldan Sangcha-an via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:13

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PRELIMINArY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 a.m. ET)

Ning Guangyou vs. Royston Wee

Round 1: Wee with an opening round leg kick, Guangyou blasts him with a series of strikes. Wee with a body lock takedown, Guangyou rolls over and on top in guard at 4:30. Wee using a high butterfly guard off of his back. Wee kicked Guangyou off of him and they go back to striking. Guangyou with series of strikes that lead to a body lock takedown at 3:37. Wee is starting to bleed from his temple, but not too bad. They get stood up at 2:40. Guangyou with a strong leg kick. Wee landed a head kick, but it appears that Guangyou is okay. Guangyou misses a big overhand left strike. Guangyou with a head kick that leads to a double leg takedown with just seconds left in the round.

Round 2: Guangyou is starting to throw a wild right hook that is not landing, but he’s determined to land it. Guangyou gets a double leg takedown but is stood up quickly by the referee. Wee accidentally kicked Guangyou in the junk as he was throwing some strikes. The Heat of the moment. Back to fighting. Guangyou mixing up his strikes with body and head punches. Guangyou has slowed down since round one. Wee continues to back peddle then Guangyou puts on a flurry of strikes that dropped Wee at the end of the round. We come back from break and it’s revealed that the fight is over. Fox Sports 1 cut to commercial break so fast we didn’t see the finish.

Result: Ning Guanyou def. Royston Wee via TKO (punches) at 4:59 of R2

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Li Jingliang vs. Dhiego Lima

Round 1: Both fighters in the tight stance, lot of movements. Lima with an overhand right that lands behind the ear of Jingliang. Jingliang with a good left hook, he tagged Lima and dropped him. Jingliang swarms on him with strikes from the top and finishes the fight!

Result: Li Jingliang def. Dhiego Lima via TKO (punches) at 1:25 of R1

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Kajan Johnson vs. Lipeng Zhang

Round 1: Two different stances by each fighter, Johnson lands a left hook. They clinch, Johnson gets an early double leg takedown, but Lipeng gets right back up to his feet. Johnson gets another one and the exact same result happens. Johnson clinches with Lipeng on the fence. Johnson breaks away from the clinch with a knee to the face of Lipeng. Johnson threw a head kick but caught and Lipeng tossed him down. Johnson rolled and went for a kneebar then changed it to a heel hook. Lipeng with hammer fists to attempt to break it. Johnson sits on the leg/heel, currently no danger. They scramble around with both men standing up. They clinch and fall back on the fence. They break with seconds left in the round and exchange to the bell.

Round 2: Lipeng misses a leg kick, he followed it up with a head kick. Johnson also mixing it up with his kicks. Lipeng slipped, Johnson took advantage and got on top inside Lipeng’s guard. Johnson passed the guard, but it also let Lipeng get up to his feet. Johnson stays on him at 3:18 to clinch on the fence. Lipeng tossed Johnson to the ground, but only momentarily. Lipeng is starting to get frustrated and throwing some wild punches that are not landing whatsoever. Lipeng is starting to chase Johnson as we have less than one minute to go. Johnson accidentally got nailed in the junk, but the fight continues. Johnson shoots in on a double leg, which he get’s, but does nothing with it as the bell sounds.

Round 3: They clinch to start off the round, Lipeng is the much stronger and aggressive fighter. Johnson with a nice trip, but can’t get him down. Lipeng worked over the legs of Johnson with knees. They separate at 3:34. Lipeng with a good uppercut, Johnson shot in on a single leg and gets it at 2:42. Lipeng back to his feet, Johnson dragged him back down and got Lipeng’s back. Johnson tries to work him over with strikes with under a minute to go. Johnson rolled over for a leglock, but the bell sounds.

Result: Kajan Johnson def. Zhang Lipeng via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

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Tae Hyun Bang vs. Jon Tuck

Round 1: Tuck using leg kicks early, Bang answered with a big right hand. Tuck landed a head kick within the first minute. Tuck shot in on a takedown and got it with ease at 3:51. Bang has his back up against the fence, he wall walks and they clinch. They separate, Tuck checked a kick and landed a left hook. Tuck with an awesome combo that landed in the eye socket of Bang. This leads to Bang landing some power shots. Tuck tagged him with a big counter right punch that dropped Bang and he got the back of Bang. Tuck with a rear-naked choke for the win.

Result: Jon Tuck def. Tae Hyun Bang via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:56 of R1

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MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10 a.m. ET)

Mark Eddiva vs. Levan Makashvili

Round 1: Mark with some leg kicks to open the round. Mark using his footwork very well and is making it difficult for Makashvili. Makashvili landed a left hook as Mark shot in on a double leg, but that was stuffed. They clinch, exchange knees at 3:29. Makashvili with a single leg takedown at 3:13. They wrestle and Mark gets to his feet. The fans pop, they go back to the clinch. They are separated mid-way through the round. Mark throws a head kick at 1:51, but just misses. They exchange in the pocket the clinched once again. Makashvili uses his power to just send Mark to the ground. However, with seconds left in the round, Mark gets to his feet and they end the round in the clinch.

Round 2: Makashvili is working on getting inside Mark’s range with a left hook. Makashvili clinches but eats a knee to the gut. They separate with Mark trying a head kick but misses. This round has suffered due to the lack of range by both fighters. Makashvili clinches again and then shot in on a double leg takedown, which he gets at 2:12. Makashvili on top in guard and softens him up with some short strikes. They get stood up at 1:20 after nothing effective happened. Mark threw a body kick but caught and Makashvili clinched with him. They separate and exchange strikes to the sound of the bell.

Round 3: Makashvili clinches right away and puts Mark on the fence. Makashvili lands a tripped takedown, but Mark gets right back to his feet. Mark shot in for a takedown, but Makashvili just falls on him. They wrestle back to their feet at 3:15. Makashvili gets a back takedown second’s later, but when they fall, Mark rolls over to his back and now Makashvili is in side control. Mark scrambles off his back at 2:30 and back to his feet. The fans start to boo this fight as Makashvili shot in on a double, but can’t get it. Moments later, Makashvili gets it and slams Mark to the ground. Makashvili with some punches to Mark on the ground and we go to the judges scorecards.

Result: Levan Makashvili def. Mark Eddiva via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

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Yui Chul Nam vs. Phillipe Nover

Round 1: Nover throws a head kick early. Nover shot in on a double leg at 4:35. Nam tries to use the cage to get up, but Nover pulls him down. Moments later, Nam gets to his feet. Nover stays on him in the clinch and then picks him up for a big slam. Nam back to his feet, Nover throws some hammer fists. Nover gets an easy double leg takedown just under round one. Nover in half guard and Nam is visibly tired from the wear and tear.

Round 2: Nover gets a double leg takedown, he rolls to his back to try to get an arm bar. Nover switches it to a triangle, but Nam gets out. Nover back to his feet and Nam lands some knees to the head of Nover just mid-way through this round. Nover clinches with him again on the fence, but Nam is starting to land some knee shots to the knees of Nover. Nam gets a takedown and closes out the round in half guard.

Round 3: Nam clinches with Nover and this crowd is dead. Nam got a trip takedown at 4:00. Nam in half guard, he get to mount and starts landing elbows. Nam went for a side choke, but can’t get Nover to tap. Nover lands some shots from the side and Nam explodes with strikes from the top to close the round.

Result: Phillipe Nover def. Yui Chul Nam via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

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Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Neil Magny

Round 1: Magny lands a good left jab, Lim starts throwing darts that have bombs attached to them, but misses their target. Lim with a big right hand then followed it up with a knee. Magny is rocked, Lim swarms him with strikes and elbows. Lim gets tired, Magny clinches and puts Lim on the fence. Midway through the round, we got to break then right back. Magny is on top of Lim on his back. Lim stands up and then Magny gets on top. Lim went for an arm bar, Magny tries to power out and does. Magny with strikes from the top. He lands some elbow then gets to full mount where he lands some shots. Magny to his back then teased a rear-naked choke. Magny back on mount. Lim stands up and Magny shoots in, but stuffed. Lim gets his back in the clinch. Magny with a big combo to end the round.

Round 2: Magny gets a double leg takedown, he gets back mount and fires away with strikes. Lim is tired, bleeding and having a tough time. Magny pours it on and ends the fight with strikes.

Result: Neil Magny def. Hyun Gyu Lim via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:24

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Luke Barnatt vs. Mark Munoz

Round 1: Barnatt threw a knee but caught by Munoz and he gets a takedown. Barnatt scrambles out to his feet, Munoz stayed on him and clinched with him on the fence. Munoz let him off, he landed a cinder block, I mean his right hand and stunned Barnatt. Munoz stayed on him with the clinch. Munoz with a big throw and presses Barnatt on the fence. Munoz with some big right hands, he gets Barnatt off the fence and Munoz starts landing some hammer fists. Barnatt gets to his feet, the fans go nuts. Barnatt with a nice judo trip, but Munoz back to his feet. Barnatt is starting to bleed from his nose. Munoz with an overhand right hand.

Round 2: Munoz clinched with Barnatt right out of the gate, he wants the takedown, but can’t. Moments later, Munoz got the takedown at 2:36. Munoz in guard and landing some big shots. Barnatt with a sweep and gets back to his feet. With under a 1:30, Barnatt landed a big knee. Munoz shot in a single leg, but stuffed. Barnatt with an uppercut. Munoz is showing some fatigue. Barnatt landed a knee to the gut, but Munoz answered with a sick overhand right hand.

Round 3: Munoz with an early round overhand right strike. Munoz shot in on a single at 4:30, but quickly gave up on it. Barnatt is trying to work the jab but continues to land overhand rights. Munoz gets a takedown at 3:50, Barnatt wall walks his way to his feet. Barnatt with some big elbows while in the clinch that hurts Munoz. However, Munoz finished a takedown then landed a big right hand. Barnatt gets to his feet and pushes Munoz off him. Munoz with a nice combo, Barnatt walked into another big right hand. Barnatt bleeding from his nose, Munoz gets a double leg takedown. Barnatt wall walks to his feet. Munoz with a very crafty takedown, Munoz with a superman punch on the ground. Good god. Munoz stays on top and dominate to end the round, fight and Munoz’s career.

Result: Mark Munoz def. Luke Barnatt via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

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Co-Main Event – #7 Gegard Mousasi vs. #12 Costas Philippou

Round 1: Costas working the body of Mousasi with kicks and strikes. Mousasi got a single leg takedown, he goes into side control. Mousasi on top and working him over with strikes. Costas working okay off his back as he slips back into guard. Mousasi postures up with strikes. Costas wanted an arm triangle choke, but let it go. Mousasi locked in a head/arm choke, but Costas got out.

Round 2: Mousasi goes right for a double leg takedown and gets it. Moments later, Costas got to his feet. They exchange strikes in the center of the octagon. Mousasi nailed Costas in the junk at 3:06. So far, nothing big has happened. Once the fight is back under way, Mousasi gets another takedown into side control. Mousasi lands some elbows from the top and is in complete control.

Round 3: Costas is starting to bleed from the punishment given out by Mousasi. They exchange on the feet until 3:32 with a double leg takedown by Mousasi. Costas is not putting up any kind of defense when it comes to takedowns. Mousasi in guard, he works over Costas with some strikes.

Result: Gegard Mousasi def. Costas Philippou via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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Main Event – #2 Frankie Edgar vs. #3 Urijah Faber

Round 1: Faber with a clinch at 4:36, Edgar separated and landed a left hook. Edgar with constant movement. Faber with a good right hook, Edgar is the more aggressive fighter between the two. Faber with a push kick to the gut. Edgar clinches with Faber, he puts him on the fence and gets a quick takedown. Faber back to his feet, and then separated. Edgar lands a inside leg kick and they exchange to the bell.

Round 2: Faber landed a knee to the chin of Edgar while Edgar was going in for a takedown. To say the least, that didn’t work for Edgar. Faber using his speed to keep the range between the two. Edgar with a flurry of strikes that ends with a left hook. Both men using their jabs well, which is no easy task. Edgar with a big right hand, they exchange in the pocket. Edgar starting to open up with some leg kicks. Edgar landing the majority of his strikes with counter punches.

Round 3: Faber trying different things in this round. Throwing more leg kicks than previous rounds. Edgar got a double leg takedown, that he then transitions into side control. Faber goes towards the cage, gets up, but Edgar stays on him. Edgar dragged him down again. Edgar in half guard while Faber is trying to get off his back. Edgar stays on his back, Faber back to his feet. Faber is using that fence a ton. Faber pushes him off, and the bell sounds.

Round 4: Edgar footwork and movement is throwing Faber off his game. Edgar with a push kick. Faber mixing up his kicks more in this round, which is leading to more exchanges for him. Edgar gets a takedown and goes to back mount on Faber. However, Faber moves up and gets to his feet at 1:125. Faber spins out of the clinch and they go back to striking.

Round 5: Going into this round, Faber needs a finish to win. Faber throwing bombs when he can, but Edgar is doing a great job of keeping the range and not allowing Faber to land those bombs. Edgar gets a quick takedown at 3:02, but Faber right back to his feet. Edgar goes for it again and gets it. Faber pushes off and gets back to his feet. Edgar can get takedowns, but can’t keep Faber down. They trade to the finish.

Result: Frankie Edgar. def. Urijah Faber via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)

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