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UFC on FOX 28 live results: Josh Emmett vs. Jeremy Stephens


Welcome to's live coverage of UFC On FOX 28: Emmett vs. Stephens, emanating from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

The Octagon heads to Orlando for the third time, bringing a main event that has excitement written all over it as featherweights Josh Emmett and Jeremy Stephens thrown down in the night's headline contest.

Emmett is looking to make it three straight fights since moving down to 145 pounds, while Stephens is also going for his third straight win. Both men are facing quick turnarounds in getting back to action, as Emmett knocked out Ricardo Lamas in December while Stephens knocked out Doo Ho Choi in January.

In the co-main event, it will be a battle in the women's strawweight division that could decide who next challenges for the championship as Jessica Andrade takes on Tecia Torres. Also on the main card, Ovince Saint Preux looks to make it four straight wins against Ilir Latifi in light heavyweight action, and welterweight sluggers Mike Perry and Max Griffin open the main card.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 4:15 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.


> Albert Morales (7-3-1, 1-3-1 UFC) vs. Manny Bermudez (11-0, 0-0 UFC)

After an early punch combo by Morales looked to hurt Bermudez, the rest of the round was almost entirely on the ground. Bermudez had a couple of triangle attempts, one of which looked pretty tight but Morales managed to fight them off. Neither guy did a ton of damage on the ground but Bermudez probably did slightly more. Morales got a late takedown but Bermudez reversed into top position right before the buzzer. 10-9 Bermudez

Morales was getting the better of the standup early and every time Bermudez got hit, he would drop to the mat. Morales wanted no part of it. Bermudez then grabbed a standing guillotine and dragged Morales to the ground, turning it into a mounted guillotine and got the quick tap

Official result - Manny Bermudez (12-0) by submission (guillotine) at 2:33 of Round 2

> Eric Shelton (11-4, 1-2 UFC) vs. Alex Perez (19-4, 1-0 UFC)
Flyweights* (Perez missed weight by .5 pounds)

Perez rocked Shelton with a punch combo early. Shelton went for a takedown but Perez stuffed it and ended up on top. He did a little ground and pound before Shelton was able to escape. On the feet, Shelton had almost nothing and Perez scored with occasional punch combos. He also got a late takedown. Easy 10-9 for Perez

Similar to the first round. Perez was doing well on the feet. Shelton attempted a takedown, got stuffed and Perez ended up on top. He basically just ragdolled him for the rest of the round. Shelton got to his feet at one point, tried another takedown and Perez did the same thing, stuffing it and ending up on top. 10-9 Perez, 20-18 overall

Shelton looked a little better on the feet to start the round but Perez took him down a couple minutes in. He didn't do much on the ground but was able to control him. Shelton got to his feet but got quickly taken down and he managed to keep him down for the rest of the fight. 10-9 Perez, 30-27

Official result - Alex Perez (20-4) by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)

It should be noted that fighters missing weight are now 10-1 in UFC since November of last year. Perez called out Robert Sanchez, who is coming off a win last week. 

> Rani Yahya (24-9 1 NC, 9-3 1 NC UFC) vs. Russell Doane (15-7, 3-4 UFC)

Yahya took Doane right away and held him for almost the whole round. He had a unique double underhook that was almost like a reverse Full Nelson. It tied up Doane so bad he couldn't do anything. He wasn't in any real danger of being submitted and Yahya didn't do a ton of damage but I thought he did enough for a 10-8. Late in the round, Yahya landed a knee to the spine and the ref took position away. 10-8 Yahya

Yahya tried a takedown early. Doane stuffed it and ended up on top. Yahya reversed it and ended up in top position. He then moved himself into position for a head and arm choke and once he secured it, Doane tapped quicklyl

Official result - Rani Yahya (25-9) by submission (head and arm choke) at 2:32 of Round 3

> Sam Alvey (31-10 1 NC, 8-5 UFC) vs. Marcin Prachnio (13-2, 0-0 UFC)
Light Heavyweights

Prachnio got taken down early but got right up and was controlling a cage clinch for about two minutes. Alvey had a front choke secured the whole time but Prachnio was in no danger. After separating, Prachnio was advancing but Alvey was landing hard counter strikes. He dropped Prachnio with one. Prachnio got right up and started marching forward and he fell face first after getting nailed with another one. He got right up and was protesting but it was a good stoppage

Official result - Sam Alvey (32-10) by KO (punch) at 4:23

Alvey said that Cormier was running from him because 2 days after he moved up to 205, DC moved up to heavyweight. He was clearly joking. He called out Gian Villante, which is weird but there's no reason they can't make that fight. He asked for the fight in Brazil even though they're both American. 


> Ben Saunders (21-8-2, 8-5 UFC) vs. Alan Jouban (15-6, 6-4 UFC)

My FOX affiliate did not pick up the feed of this broadcast until after this fight was over but Alan Jouban KO'd Ben Saunders in the 2nd.

Official result - Alan Jouban (16-6) by KO (punch) at 2:38 of Round 2

> Maryna Moroz (#14, 8-2, 3-2 UFC) vs. Angela Hill (7-4, 2-4 UFC)
Women's Strawweights

Round 1 was entirely on the feet. Moroz was busier but missed 3/4 of her strikes. Hill was more accurate and did more damage. There were a couple of cage clinches but they separated quickly each time. Significant strikes landed were 27-14 for Hill even though Moroz threw far more. 10-9 Hill

Moroz attempted a takedown early but Hill stuffed it and ended up on top. Moroz tried to tie her up with a bodylock but Hill was able to land some hard elbows to the head. Moroz was able to get to her feet and she was landing a little more often on the feet. Moroz clinched up on the cage with 30 seconds left but wasn't able to do any damage. This round was closer but still 10-9 Hill and 20-18 overall

Moroz was far more active to start the third and seemed to be landing more as well. Hill would land less often but would connect harder. They clinched on the cage a few times but no one did damage there so it was pretty much all standup. Story of the round and the fight was Moroz was more active but Hill was more accurate and it depends which the judges value more. I gave the 3rd to Moroz 10-9 but Hill the fight overall at 29-28

Official result - Angela Hill (8-4) by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)

> Sara McMann (#7, 11-4, 5-4 UFC) vs. Marion Reneau (#8, 8-3-1, 4-2-1 UFC)
Women's Bantamweights

McMann took her down immediately and very quickly moved into side control. She maintained that position through most of the round and landed 68 head strikes to 5 for Reneau. A couple of times, McMann was able to secure a crucifix and Reneau did well to escape that position but it was an easy 10-8 for McMann

Back and forth action to start and Reneau dropped McMann with a punch out of nowhere. She got up quickly and went for a takedown but Reneau stuffed it. McMann was clearly hurt and kept trying to get it to the ground. She finally secured the takedown but Reneau immediately threw up a triangle. McMann defended it for a long time but eventually had to tap.

Official result - Marion Reneau (9-3-1) by submission (triangle choke) at 3:40 of the 2nd round

> Renan Barao (34-5 1 NC, 9-4 UFC) vs. Brian Kelleher (18-8, 2-1 UFC)

First round was all on the feet. Barao did damage with leg kicks early and one in particular that Kelleher was limping after. Kelleher was landing the harder punches. Both guys tried to take it to the cage clinch at different times and neither had an advantage there. Kelleher's punches seemed to be the most damaging blows 10-9 Kelleher 

Most of the round was clinch battles. Kelleher seemed to control things more. He did get a takedown midway through the round but Barao was right up. Both guys did have a nice couple of flurries of punches landed. Kelleher was definitely more aggressive and I thought did just enough to win this round as well. 10-9 Kelleher, 20-18 overall

Another round completely on the feet. Barao was landing more strikes but Kelleher's were much harder and looked a lot better. With about 90 seconds left, Kelleher just starting teeing off on Barao but Barao stayed on his feet. Barao was firing back with punches of his own and they were landing but they seemed to have no effect. In the last 15 seconds, Kelleher just emptied the tank and unloaded on Barao and if it went 10 more seconds, it probably would've been stopped. I had it 10-8 Kelleher and 30-26 overall

Official result - Brian Kelleher (19-8) by unanimous decision (30-27 x 2; 29-28)

Kelleher led the crowd in a BOOM chant (his nickname) and then called out John Lineker for a fight in Atlantic City. Kelleher is from New Jersey


> Mike Perry (11-2, 4-2 UFC) vs. Max Griffin (13-4, 1-2 UFC)

Griffin cut Perry on the left side of his forehead with his first punch and it was bleeding pretty heavily. Story of the round was Perry advancing but not throwing, or landing, much. Griffin was landing jabs from distance and the odd combo and at one point he had a 23-5 advantage in significant strikes landed. He got a late takedown but Perry was right up. Then Perry got a takedown and took the back. He managed to work into mount as the round was ended but it wasn't enough to take the round. 10-9 Griffin

Most of the round was Perry marching down Griffin and eating jabs to the point where his face was a bloody mess from cuts all over it by the end of the round. Griffin got a knockdown with about a minute left but got up fairly quickly. Griffin was all over him with punches at the end of the round but Perry stayed up. 10-8 Griffin, 20-17 overall

Perry rocked Griffin early with a counter right but then got stuffed on a takedown attempt. Perry was the aggressor the whole round and Griffin was landing less counters than he had in the first two. Midway through the round, he landed a wild left and followed with a similar right and both landed flush and hurt Griffin. He had a couple of other really nice shots in the last minute, including a head kick. He likely took the round but no way did he win the fight. 10-9 Perry, 29-27 Griffin overall

Official result - Max Griffin (14-4) by unanimous decision (29-27 x 2; 30-27)

> Ovince Saint Preux (#5, 22-10, 10-5 UFC) vs. Ilir Latifi (#8, 13-5 1 NC, 6-3 UFC)
Light Heavyweights

Slow start with OSP keeping his distance and Latiifi landing shots from distance. He was landing a lot of leg kicks. Latifi then dropped OSP with a punch combo. OSP was up quickly but clearly in trouble and Latifi moved in for the kill. He landed a ton of punches and then secured a standing guillotine. OSP tapped right before passing out but the ref missed it and eventually he collapsed. He was out of it for a long time. Terrible job by ref Jorge Alonso in missing the tap.

Official result - Ilir Latifi (14-5) by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:48

Latifi called out champion Daniel Cormier for a fight at heavyweight or light heavyweight. He seemingly doesn't know that Cormier is tied up until probably late fall at the earliest. It was an impressive win but he isn't getting a title shot off of it. 

Cormier answered him by saying he's got bigger fish to fry. He said "they must love giving me money if they decided to put me in there with him cause he'd get his butt whupped" and then laughed at him. This after saying he didn't want to take the spotlight off of Latifi. 

> Jessica Andrade (#2, 17-6, 8-4 UFC) vs. Tecia Torres (#5, 10-1, 6-1 UFC)
Women's Strawweights

Torres came out firing with a lot of volume. Andrade was advancing and just walking into shots. Eventually she started throwing more and by the end of the round, she had a slight advantage in total strikes landed but both ladies were landing hard punches that looked like they were doing damage. Andrade got a late takedown into side control and in a very close round, that cinched it in my book 10-9 Andrade

Andrade got a takedown a minute in after Torres was doing much better on the feet. Torres threw up a reverse triangle that was causing a lot of problems for Andrade so she stood up to get out of it. The rest of the round was Andrade just picking up Torres and slamming her down time and again but not really doing much on the ground. It was enough to take the round though. 10-9 Andrade, 20-18

Completely dominant round from Andrade. Several takedowns and she did more ground and pound than she had in either of the first two rounds. Torres kept fighting back though and it was compelling. At the end of the fight, after yet another takedown, Andrade moved into side control and was landing a lot of punches. Andrade was just too strong for her. 10-9 Andrade, 30-27 overall

Official result - Jessica Andrade (18-6) by unanimous decision (29-28 x 2; 29-27)

> Josh Emmett (#4, 13-1, 4-1 UFC) vs. Jeremy Stephens (#8, 27-14, 14-13 UFC)

Stephens started out strong, dominating the standup with occasional punch combos and controlling the pace. Emmett dropped him, though, with a counter left and went to the ground, doing some damage before Stephens made it to his feet. He only won about 30 seconds of the round but it was enough to take it. 10-9 Emmett

Tentative start in the 2nd from both guys. Stephens dropped Emmett with a punch combo that ended with a left hook. He was all over him on the ground with punches and elbows and then he hurt him iwth what looked like a blatantly illegal knee to the head and he was out. He landed some hammer fists after that but Emmett was already out and it really looked like the biggest blow was the illegal knee. But ref Dan Miragliotta either missed it or thought it was legal so it doesn't matter.

Official result - Jeremy Stephens (28-14) by TKO (punches) at 1:35 of the 2nd round

On the replay it wasn't the knee but a short, but hard, punch to the head as Emmett was trying to get up that floored him. Stephens pleaded with Dana White to get one of the guys ranked ahead of him because he wants a title shot. 

Daniel Cormier also pointed out at least two elbows directly to the back of the head that landed during the finishing sequence.