Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC Fight Night 112: Chiesa vs. Lee, emanating from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The event is headlined by a five-round bout in the lightweight division as rising contenders Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee battle to get themselves into title contention talk.
Chiesa is looking to extend his three-fight win streak as he steps into the Octagon for the first time in 14 months, while Lee puts his four-fight win streak on the line. This matchup had some added fireworks last month when Chiesa and Lee got into a scuffle at the UFC Summer Kickoff press conference prior to UFC 211 in Dallas.
The co-main event sees former UFC Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks looking to make it two-for-two since moving up a weight class, although he missed weight coming in at 188 pounds, as he takes on Tim Boetsch. Also on the card is former two-division UFC champion and UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn looking to avoid more retirement talk as he takes on Dennis Siver, who returns from a two-year layoff.
Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET with preliminary action all the way through the main card.
UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS | 5:30 PM ET/2:30 PM PT
> Josh Stansbury (8-3, 1-1 UFC) vs. Jeremy Kimball (14-6, 0-1 UFC)
Stansbury was on the attack early with a nice combo. Stansbury went for a takedown but it wasdefended. Kimball then dropped Stansbury with a big right hand followed by a big hammerfist and quickly finished him off. Huge win for Kimball.
Official Result- Jeremy Kimball def. Josh Stansbury by TKO (punches) at 1:21 of Round 1
> Tony Martin (11-3, 3-3 UFC) vs. Johnny Case (22-5, 4-1 UFC)
They were feeling each other out early on. Case landed a couple of kicks. They traded leg kicks. They traded punches but neither were landing clean.They went back to trading kicks and started talking trash to each other. Martin stunned Case with a right hand. Case landed a body kick and then they traded jabs. Martin went for a takedown but it was defended against the fence. Close round. 10-9 Martin.
Martin hurt Case early with a punch. Case went for a takedown but Martin defended and landed a knee. They traded jabs. Case with a leg kick and he was avoiding the punches thrown by Martin. They traded in close and Martin just missed a big right hand. Case started talking trash and Martin nailed him with a right hand. Case is bleeding pretty good. Martin landed a right hand. Martin landed a solid left hand. Martin with a huge head kick to end the round. 10-9 Martin, 20-18 Martin.
They were trading early in the third as this fight could be up for grabs here. Both landed right hands and Martin's looked to have more power behind it. They were trading and Martin hurt Case with a huge knee. Martin then landed a solid right hand. Case missed his punches and is still bleeding pretty good. Martin landed a right hand and scored a big takedown and landed some. Case reversed but Martin reversed back as the horn sounded. 10-9 Martin, 30-27 Martin.
Official Result- Tony Martin def. Johnny Case by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
> Jared Gordon (12-1, 0-0 UFC) vs. Michel Quinones (8-1, 0-0 UFC)
Featherweights* (Gordon missed weight, coming in at 149 pounds)
Gordon was landing some hard shots and scored a takedown. Gordon landed some but Quinones was able to get to his feet. Quinones landed a head kick. Gordon was chasing Quinones around the Octagon and it allowed Quinones to land a leg kick and then a side kick. Gordon in control of the Octagon and lands a leg kick late. 10-9 Gordon.
Quinones just missed a spin kick to the head and Gordon almost took him down. They were brawling against the fence and scrambling and Gordon ended up in the guard. Gordon was working from the top and landing. Quinones got to his feet and Gordon dropped him and was landing a lot of punches. Gordon almost finished it but Quinones got to his feet. Gordon scored a takedown. Gordon is landing a lot of punches on the ground and this is close to being stopped. Hammerfists from Gordon and Quinones is just squirming around on the mat. The fight is finally stopped and Gordon gets a huge win.
Official Result- Jared Gordon def. Michel Quinones by TKO (punches) at 4:24 of Round 2
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> Devin Powell (8-2, 0-1 UFC) vs. Darrell Horcher (12-2, 0-1 UFC)
Powell was going for high kicks early. They traded leg kicks. Powell went for a body kick but Horcher caught the leg, then let go. Powell landed a nice leg kick but then got cracked with two left hands by Horcher. They clinched and Powell got a takedown but Horcher reversed to the top. Both men were working for position on the mat with Horcher landing some elbows. Powell was landing some punches and elbows from the bottom as Horcher was trying to improve his position. 10-9 Horcher.
They were trading punches and Horcher cracked Powell with a left hand. Powell dropped down for a takedown. Horcher got a takedown and into the guard of Powell. Powell was landing from the bottom. Horcher started landing from the top. Horcher had Powell firmly planted on the mat and was landing at will. 10-9 Horcher, 20-18 Horcher.
Powell looked tired in this round. They were both landing but at a slower rate. Horcher got a tie up against the fence looking for a takedown. Powell got the beck and dropped down for a guillotine and then rolled to the top position. He didn't have a submission on but needs to do a lot to win this fight. Powell almost had mount but Horcher able to get to his feet. Powell locked on a standing guillotine and took it to the mat as Horcher escaped. Powell with some late knees to the body. 10-9 Powell, 29-28 Horcher.
Official Result- Darrell Horcher def. Devin Powell by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
> Carla Esparza (#8, 11-4, 2-2 UFC) vs. Maryna Moroz (#10, 8-1, 3-1 UFC)
Esparza landed a right hand early on. They traded punches and Esparza landed a clean right hand. Esparza went for a takedown but it was defended though she landed a right hand after the broke. Esparza then scored the takedown but Moroz had the neck. Esparza landing punches from the position as Moroz doesn't have the choke locked in. She escapes. Esparza landing from the top to the head and body. Esparza finishes the round strong. 10-9 Esparza.
Moroz landed a nice combo to start the round. Esparza ducked under and came over the top with a right hand that backed Moroz up. Moroz came back with a right hand. Esparza shot for a long takedown but Moroz stuffed it. Esparza grabbed a leg and got a brief takedown before Moroz got back up against the fence. They traded punches. Esparza got a big takedown into the guard of Moroz. Moroz was able to get to her feet and defended a late takedown attempt. 10-9 Esparza, 20-18 Esparza.
They were trading early on. Esparza landed a Superman punch. Esparza went for a takedown but it was defended. Esparza landed a knee and the scored a takedown after a brief timeout. Esparza not doing much from the top but Moroz not really working from the bottom. They are stood up by Mario Yamasaki. Esparza scored another takedown. She was landing from the top. Moroz with some upkicks but Esparza was landing kicks to the grounded legs of Moroz. Moroz got to her feet and Esparza closed it out with a late takedown. 10-9 Esparza, 30-27 Esparza.
Official Result- Carla Esparza def. Maryna Moroz by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
> Vitor Miranda (12-5, 3-2 UFC) vs. Marvin Vettori (11-3, 1-1 UFC)
They were trading early on. Vettori landed a knee and then a combo against the fence. Vettori with a leg kick. Miranda with a leg kick but Vettori backs him to the fence with some punches. Miranda landed a head kick but Vettori reversed it into a takedown. Miranda able to get back to his feet. Vettori with a late combo. 10-9 Vettori.
They were trading to start the second. Miranda with a heavy leg kick. Vettori landing the better combinations on the feet. Vettori landed a big leg kick. Miranda comes back with some heavy leg kicks. Vettori started landing punches on Miranda and then they clinched. Vettori scored a takedown and was working in the guard. They got back to their feet. Vettori with a late takedown. 10-9 Vettori, 20-18 Vettori.
They were trading and neither man was doing much. Miranda missed on a bad takedown attempt and then just missed a head kick. Both men look very tired. Miranda landed a sloppy takedown that Vettori quickly escaped from. They clinched and Vettori pushed Miranda against the fence and scored a takedown. Both men landing on the mat but Vettori is going to ride it out to end the fight. Boring fight. 10-9 Miranda, 29-28 Vettori.
Official Result- Marvin Vettori def. Vitor Miranda by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
> Clay Guida (32-17, 12-11 UFC) vs. Erik Koch (15-4, 4-3 UFC)
Both men tentative to start and Guida rushes in with some punches. Guida with a head kick. Guida went in for a takedown and pushed Koch against the fence. Guida got the takedown after eating a shot from Koch. Koch got right back up. Loud chants for Guida. Guida landed some good punches at the end of the round. 10-9 Guida.
Guida landed some good punches and scored a big takedown into the guard of Koch. Guida was working to take the back of Koch against the fence. Guida into side control and then moves to the mount and is landing punches. Guida working enough to keep the fight grounded. Guida with more punches from the top. Guida has kept Koch on the mat in defense as he lands punch after punch. This could be stopped. Guida with a merciless attack as he gets a big round there. 10-8 Guida, 20-17 Guida.
Koch with a head kick. They trade punches and Guida gets a brief takedown. More loud chants for Guida. Guida has the leg and is working hard for the takedown and he finally gets it. Guida moves to full mount and is landing knees to the body from the position. Guida landing a big barrage of punches from the top much like he did in the second round. Guida with more punches from the top as he finishes out the fight strong. Strong showing from Guida. 10-9 Guida, 30-26 Guida.
Official Result- Clay Guida def. Erik Koch by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-26, 30-27)
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> BJ Penn (16-11-2, 12-10-2 UFC) vs. Dennis Siver (22-11 1 NC, 11-8 1 NC UFC)
Penn came out firing and Siver tried a takedown but it was defended. Penn clinched up but nothing happened and Siver landed on the break. Penn with a left hand. Siver with a spin kick. Siver landed a right hand and was landing punches and had Penn in a little trouble. They both land punches. Both land at the end. 10-9 Siver.
Penn lands some punches but Siver is attacking the leg with kicks. They are trading but Penn just isn't firing away like he could in the past. Penn landed a very good combo that stunned Siver. Penn dropped Siver with a right hand and swarmed on looking for the finish. Siver grabbed the arm looking for an armbar but Penn wisely went into side control. Loud chants for Penn. Penn landing some from the top but looking more to improve position. Penn let up too much and Siver survived. 10-9 Penn, 19-19.
Siver landing some leg kicks and landing the jab. Siver misses a spinning head kick. Siver with a heavy leg kick. Siver with a spin kick to the body. Siver is landing and Penn is doing nothing. Penn is gassed out. Siver is landing punches and kicks at will. Siver with a heavy leg kick and then another. Siver landing at will and he has Penn nearly finished. Penn running away from trouble. Siver with more kicks at the end. 10-9 Siver, 29-28 Siver.
Official Result- Dennis Siver def. BJ Penn by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-27)
> Tim Means (26-8-1 1 NC, 8-5 1 NC UFC) vs. Alex Garcia (14-3, 4-2 UFC)
Means comes attacking the body with left hands. Garcia cracked Means with some hard punches and scored a takedown. Means back up and landed a heavy leg kick. Means with another leg kick and Garcia just misses a hard right hand. Garcia cracked Means with a combo. Means with a left hand to the body. They trade punches late. 10-9 Garcia.
They trade punches to start the second. Garcia went for a takedown but Means defended it and they broke apart. Means landed a hard left hand that hurt Garcia. He landed another that had Garcia backtracking. Means with a left hand to the body. The crowd is booing this fight. Means with another left hand and Garcia lands a spin kick at the end. 10-9 Means, 19-19.
They were trading. Garcia got a brief takedown but Means got right back up. They were trading in close range and the crowd was not enjoying it as neither was really landing. Both men missing on their punches. Garcia with a body kick. Garcia with a combo and then a leg kick. Garcia with a combo. The crowd has been booing the whole fight. Boring fight. 10-9 Means, 29-28 Means.
Official Result- Tim Means def. Alex Garcia by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
> Joachim Christensen (14-5, 1-2 UFC) vs. Dominick Reyes (6-0, 0-0 UFC)
Reyes quickly hurt Christensen with a left hand. He then dropped Christensen with a big punch and then finished him off quickly. Less than 30 seconds for Reyes to win in his UFC debut.
Official Result- Dominick Reyes def. Joachim Christensen by TKO (punches) at :28 of Round 1
> Felice Herrig (#13, 12-6, 3-1 UFC) vs. Justine Kish (6-0, 2-0 UFC)
They come out clinched quickly and scramble to the mat and Herrig has the back looking for the choke. They get to their feet. Herrig gets a takedown and has Kish pinned against the fence. Herrig gets to the back again and is landing punches. Herrig gets to the full mount and is landing punches and elbows. Big punches and Herrig looking for the finish. She moves to the back looking for the choke. Kish was able to reverse to the top. They get to their feet and Herrig lands a right hand and then gets a takedown but Kish scrambles to the top. Kish has the neck late. 10-9 Herrig.
They trade and Kish lands a good knee in the clinch. They trade and Herrig lands a good right hand. Kish is bleeding. Both women are landing good punches and Kish lands a kick against the fence. Kish with a spinning back fist and a front elbow. Herrig gets a takedown and Kish gives up her back. Herrig looking for the choke but Kish reverses into the guard. Herrig goes for an armbar but Kish slips out and ends in dominant position. 10-9 Herrig, 20-18 Herrig.
Herrig gets another takedown and is on top. Herrig gets to the mount and takes the back of Kish. Kish gets to her feet but Herrig still has the back and has a standing rear-naked choke locked in. Kish moves to the ground and it is locked in tighter. Kish is surviving. Herrig gets to the moint and then into side control. I don't know how Kish survived but she has to be done. Herrig with punches from the top. Herrig gets the back again. Herrig with punches in bunches from the back and more to end the fight. Great performance by Herrig. 10-8 Herrig, 30-26 Herrig.
Official Result- Felice Herrig def. Justine Kish by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
> Tim Boetsch (20-11, 11-10 UFC) vs. Johny Hendricks (18-6, 13-6 UFC)
Middleweights* (Hendricks missed weight, coming in at 188 pounds)
They were trading early. Both landed leg kicks. They traded again and Hendricks landed a left hand. Both men landed and Boetsch landed with some leg kicks. Hendricks just missed a big left hand. Hendricks lands two left hands that back Boetsch against the fence. Boetsch landed a right hand followed by a leg kick. Hendricks with two leg kicks. Boetsch with a heavy leg kick. Close round. 10-9 Boetsch.
Boetsch hurt Hendricks with a head kick followed by some punches. Beotsch dropped Hendricks with some punches and after a few more the fight was stopped. Big TKO win by Tim Boetsch!
Official Result- Tim Boetsch def. Johny Hendricks by TKO (strikes) at :46 of Round 2
> Michael Chiesa (#6, 14-2, 7-2 UFC) vs. Kevin Lee (#11, 15-2, 8-2 UFC)
They trade kicks. Chiesa lands a left hand. Chiesa hurts Lee with a left and gets him down. Lee scrambles and looks for a takedown against the fence. Lee picks Chiesa up and slams him down but Chiesa has the neck. Chiesa lands some punches from the bottom. Chiesa looking for the armbar but Lee gets out and takes the back. Lee working for the choke. Lee landing punches from the back. Lee going for the choke again but goes back to landing punches. Hammerfists by Lee from the back. Lee still has the back looking for the choke and he has it in. Mario Yamasaki has stopped the fight! WHAT? Chiesa didn't tap out and the fight was just stopped. This is a disaster. Crowd booing like crazy as it looks like Lee is going to get the win.
Official Result- Kevin Lee def. Michael Chiesa by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:27 of Round 1