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Did you watch? Were you impressed? DId Guida’s ‘gameplan’ frustrated you as much as it did Maynard? It sure as hell pissed us off. I’m glad Maynard got the nod, maybe it will teach future fighters to engage. We are not  Guida haters now, still  huge fans, just feel he implemented a ‘gameplan’ and took it too literally. If he would have landed more, cleaner shots, we would be calling him a genius now, but he didn’t so we call it a failed ‘gameplan’ and hope he re tools it to be more effective, and exciting like the Guida of old. What we would like to see is Clay spend 6 months with the Diaz’s, learn to put 70% punches together in volume, with his speed and movement he would be unstoppable if he could utilize he tupe of attack the Diaz brothers use.

It was a night of dominating performances, guts and grit ruled.

The Prelims sawKen Stone found a way to beat Pague in a fun bout, Miller showed Funch that he’s here to make a name and win a belt with a brutal bout he won by Guillotine. Matt Brown handled Ramos picking up the TKO and Catone showed great heart and skill in a losing effort to Camozzi who dug deeper, gritted harder and finished Catone by TKO. Story and Jardine went back and forth with Story controlling the fight from bell to bell. Steven Siler is a name that should be in everybody’s top 10 watchlist, he put a beating on Joey Gambino like Stewey put on Brian when he owed him money, it was a Joe Peschi ‘Casino’ type beating before he mercifully finished him by Guillotine. Siler is gonna be a force. Keith turned Nijem’s night into a nightmare, stopping him in the 1st round by TKO, too bad he didn’t make weight. Hatsu Hioki came out and gave a dominating performance for the first few minutes of round 1 before Ricardo Lamas dug deeper than we though possible and turned the tide on the former #1 contender to take a unanimous decision and possibly a shot at Aldo.

On the Main Card, Cub Swanson dismantled the very talented Ross Pearson by TKO in the 2nd round, letting the division know he’s back and gunning for a title shot, beware .Ebersole is the will stealer. TJ Waldburger came out strong landing heavy punches and put Ebersole in trouble on a few occaisions standing and on the ground. In the 2nd round Ebersole unleashed his ‘will stealer’ and smothered every attempt at attack TJ Waldburger could muster winning a Unanimous Decision. TJ Waldburger put up a hell of a fight and with a few small tweaks in his game (higher level strength and condition and sharper striking maybe?) he beats Ebersole and most of the division. It was a great learning experience for TJ, we are curious to see how he rebounds. As for Ebersole, he’s talkign about moving down to 155…hmmm. Sam Stout and Spencer Fisher finished their trilogy with Stout taking the decision in what was most likely Fisher’s last fight as he had announced his retirement prior to this bout.

The Main Event was bizarre to say the least. The jokes were all over Twitter, calling Clay the running man and numerous other names. It was  frustrating to watch and had to be even more frustrating to be a part of . Gray got so frustrated, he dropped his hands, walked into Clay and allowed him to Tee off on his face before Clay went for the shoot and ended up in Gray’s guillotine. At one point Ref Dan M. told Clay that he would deduct a point if he didn’t’ engage. Dana White tweeted during the fight that it was the worst fight he had seen and was booing with the fans, it was a crazy event. Despite the lackluster 5 rounds, Gray puled out the victory and Clay learned a lesson about ‘gameplans’. Where this puts Clay and Gray in the title hunt is still undetermined…this fight brought more questions than answers and served to make one fighter more popular while hurting another’s long held fanbase. We still love The Carpenter and can’t wait to see him fight again and have moved Gray Maynard up on our list of fighters we like to watch.

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Fight of the Night: Canada Sam Stout vs. United States Spencer Fisher
Knockout of the Night: United States Cub Swanson
Submission of the Night: United States Dan Miller

Main Card

Lightweight United States Gray Maynard vs United States Clay Guida –Gray Maynard defeated Clay Guida by Split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
Lightweight Canada Sam Stout vs United States Spencer Fisher –Sam Stout defeated Spencer Fisher by Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 
Welterweight United States Brian Ebersole vs United States TJ Waldburger –Brian Ebersole defeated T.J. Waldburger by Unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 
Featherweight England Ross Pearson vs United States Cub Swanson -Cub Swanson defeated Ross Pearson by TKO (Punches, 2nd Round, 4:14)

Preliminary Card (Fuel TV)

FeatherweightJapan Hatsu Hioki vs United States Ricardo Lamas –Ricardo Lamas defeated Hatsu Hioki by Unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 
Catchweight (157 lbs.) United States Ramsey Nijem vs United States C.J. Keith – Ramsey Nijem defeated C.J. Keith by TKO (Ref Stoppage, 1st Round, 2:29) (C.J. Keith was fined $1,200, payable to his opponent, Ramsey Nijem, for not making weight.)
Featherweight United States Steven Siler vs United States Joey Gambino –Steven Siler defeated Joey Gambino by Submission (Guillotine, 1st Round, 2:57) 
Welterweight United States Rick Story vs United States Brock Jardine Rick Story defeated Brock Jardine by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 
Middleweight United States Nick Catone vs United States Chris Camozzi –Chris Camozzi defeated Nick Catone by TKO (Doctor Stoppage, 3rd Round, 1:51)
Welterweight United States Matt Brown vs Brazil Luis Ramos –Matt Brown defeated Luis Ramos by TKO (Strikes, 2nd Round, 4:20)

Preliminary Card (Facebook)

Welterweight United States Dan Miller vs Brazil Ricardo Funch –Dan Miller defeated Ricardo Funch by Submission (Guillotine, 3rd Round, 3:12)
Bantamweight United States Ken Stone vs United States Dustin Pague –Ken Stone defeated Dustin Pague by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

UFC on FX 4 Medical Suspensions

Gray Maynard is suspended for 45 days due to a laceration.
Sam Stout is suspended for 45 days for a facial laceration, and is also suspended indefinitely pending an x-ray of facial/orbital bones.
Spencer Fisher is suspended for 45 days due to a facial laceration.
Ross Pearson is suspended for 45 days due to a facial laceration.
Joey Gambino is suspended for 90 days for a laceration, and is also suspended indefinitely pending a CT scan of facial bones.
Nick Catone is suspended for 60 days due to a laceration, and is also suspended indefinitely pending an x-ray of his nose.
Luis Ramos is suspended for 30 days due to a laceration.

Rumble young man Rumble