It’s UFC on FUEL 4! Mark Munoz returns from his injury and takes on the undefeated Chris Weidman and Joey Beltran returns to the UFC, this time as a Light Heavyweight!
Mark Munoz vs. Chris Weidman
Round 1 – Patient start. Weidman gets a great takedown very early! Munoz never saw it coming. Munoz tries to get up and Weidman moves to the Front Headlock, lands some big knees, putting Munoz back on the ground. Weidman is dominating him right now! Weidman is trying for submission and Munoz is defending but Weidman is absolutely relentless. Munoz is back to his feet but Weidman is on his back. Completely one-sided.
Round 2 - Immediate takedown by Weidman! Munoz fights out this time! Munoz gets dropped hard with an elbow! Munoz is a bloody mess and is pounded out! Late stoppage.
Official: Round 2 – TKO 1:37, Chris Weidman (9-0)
Knockout of the Night
James Te Huna vs. Joey Beltran
Round 1 – Brawl from the start! Te Huna is huge, Beltran is having trouble with the range. Can’t land a punch. Te Huna is just playing with him! Unloads against the cage! Backs out and plays with him some more. The power is really getting to Beltran! Te Huna’s boxing is fantastic! Te Huna unloads again! And another combo! Beltran is lost on his feet now. Another heavy combo! Beltran catches Te Huna! Beltran gets him against the cage. Te Huna breaks out. Beltran gets dropped! Te Huna mounts! Beltran escapes but is taking a ton of damage huge combo! Saved by the bell.
Round 2 – It’s amazing that Beltran is still in this fight. It’s also amazing that he used to be a Heavyweight because he looks undersized against Te Huna. Te Huna is still content just beating him up without really going in for the kill. Te Huna gets a pathetically effortless takedown! Can’t do much with it and back on the feet Te Huna tries for a Single Leg, but it’s as bad as the Double he got earlier and can’t get Beltran down this time. Te huna keeps the same, calm pace. He could have finished this fight early in the first round but, doesn’t seem to have any interest. Beltran makes him pay and lands a big shot at the end.
Round 3 – Beltran fearlessly comes out slugging but Te Huna is just too much, but again, doesn’t seem to want the finish. Beltran beats Te Huna up against the cage and forced Te Huna to try for a takedown but he’s just no good at it. Another pathetic takedown but he gets it. Te Huna still can’t do anything on the ground and they’re back up. Te Huna’s wrestling is god-awful. Just terrible. Beltran’s defense is no better. Beltran gets a well-timed takedown! They work back up and Beltran is connecting. Slugfest to end the fight!
Official: Unanimous Decision – 30-26, 30-27, 30-27, James Te Huna (15-5)
Fight of the Night
Aaron Simpson vs. Kenny Robertson
Round 1 – Simpson comes out tough but Robertson doesn’t back down. The clinch-fight against the cage. The break and as they clinch up again, Robertson lands some big strikes but has been cut. The scramble to the ground and back up and Robertson throws a glancing punch that cuts Simpson! Back against the cage, this time with more strikes as they both pummel for position. Simpson takes his back! Gets him down! Robertson gets back up but Simpson puts him back on his face! They fight back up! Great round!
Round 2 – They pick right back up, trying to take one another down but Simpson gets his back again! Simpson takes him down but Robertson scrambles, gets back up and Simpson puts him on his back this time! Robertson works back up but Simpson is on his back again. Robertson reverses to a single but Simpson gets his back again, and Robertson ends up on the mat with Simpson on top. Reverse Mount! Robertson is looking for a Toe-Hold, tries to switch to a Kneebar as Simpson changes position but ends up getting punched while Turtled.
Round 3 – Simpson works his way to Robertson’s back again and drags him down. Simpson tries for an arm and ends up with an Inverted-Triangle! It’s tight but Robertson breaks out! Back on the feet! Slam from Simpson! Arm-Triangle! Robertson breaks out but is still stuck on bottom. The punches just rain down! Ref lets it go to the end.
Official: Unanimous Deicision – 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 Aaron Simpson
Karlos Vemola vs. Francis “Limitless” Carmont
Round 1 - Carmont is huge. Vemola rushes in but Carmont is just too long and sprawls easily. Vemola sweeps him down anyway! Carmont works back up but Vemola locks up a Guillotine on the way! Vemola drops to the ground but Carmont breaks out and is now on top. He’s working for the Americana! From Mount! Vemola fights out but is still on bottom. They fight back to the feet. Carmont shoots in and gets Guillotined again but Vemola has no energy and lets it go. Gets punched for his trouble.
Round 2 – Huge Front Kick from Carmont as Vemola charges in! Carmont gets a Guillotine but Vemola sweeps him down! The scramble back up! Vemola tries to get him down but ends up giving Carmont the Back Crucifix! Vemola put himself in a terrible position! Carmont switches to the back and locks in a deep choke!
Official: Round 2 – Submission 1:39 Rear Naked Choke, Francis Carmont (19-7)
TJ Dillashaw vs. Vaughan Lee
Round 1 – Dillashaw presses forward confidently on his feet but Lee happily engages right back. Dillashaw picks him up mid-air and slams him down! Lee pops up but Dillashaw drags him down and gets a Standing Back Mount. He’s looking for the choke! He’s got it! Standing neck-crank!
Official: Round 1 – Submission 2:33 Standing Neck Crank, TJ Dillashaw (6-1)
Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Anthony “The Assassin” Njokuani
Round 1 - Both guys exchange some leg kicks to feel out the range. Njokuani goes down! Dos Anjos grabs a hold of him and is determined to keep him down! Njokuani springs back up and they separate. More heavy leg kicks, especially from Dos Anjos. Dos Anjos is getting much more confident on the feet now, landing some great strikes. Njokuani seems confused and timid; worried about the takedown and taking a bad punch. Dos Anjos gets him against the cage. They break and Njokuani tries to steal the round with some aggression but nothing significant. He tell his his corner that his right hand is hurt.
Round 2 – Njokuani seems determined now. Dos Anjos eats a ton of leg kicks and grabs Njokuani, picks him up, puts him down and is able to keep him there. Njokuani fight out. Dos Anjos relentless fights for another takedown and gets it. Njokuani struggles back up just before the bell.
Round 3 – Dos Anjos seems much more laid back, either from the fatigue of the takedown attempts or because he knows he’s up two rounds. Dos Anjos slams him down again. Dos Anjos grinds it out.
Official: Unanimous Decision – 30-27, 30-27, 29-28, Rafael Dos Anjos (17-6)
Damacio Page vs. Alex Caceres
Official: Round 2 – Submission 1:27 Triangle Choke, Alex Caceres (17-5)
Submission of the Night
Chris Cariaso vs. Josh Ferguson
Official: Unanimous Decision – Chris Cariaso (14-3)
Rafael Natal vs. Andrew Craig
Official: Round 2 – KO 4:52, Andrew Craig (8-0)
Marcel Guimaraes vs. Dan Stittgen
Official: Split Deicision – Marcel Guimaraes (8-0)
Raphael Assuncao vs. Issei Tamura
Official: Round 2 – TKO 0:25, Raphael Assuncao (17-4)