Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs. Mir from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. The event is headlined by a five-round bout in the heavyweight division as former title challenger Mark Hunt takes on former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir. In the co-main event, it is a battle of welterweights looking to get closer to a title shot as Neil Magny takes on Hector Lombard. Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 7 PM eastern time with preliminary action all the way thru the main card.
Coverage provided by Dave Meltzer
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC FIGHT PASS- 7 PM ET/4 PM PT)
LIGHTWEIGHTS- ALAN PATRICK (12-1, 2-1 UFC) VS. DAMIEN BROWN (15-8, 0-0 UFC)
First round: Brown is a late replacement from Brisbane. It’s 9 a.m. in Brisbane as this show starts. Patrick took him down right away. Patrick has a guillotine but gave it up. Patrick with some elbows from the top. Brown reversed to the top and landed punches. This picked the crowd up. Patrick escaped and up. Brown took him down into side control and is riding him Patrick backup. Brown with a left hook but Patrick took him down and has his back. Brown working for a Kimura. Crowd liked the round. 10-9 Patrick but close..
Second round: Patrick took him down. Brown with elbows from the bottom. Not much happening this round. Patrick landing some punches Brown again tried or a Kimura from the bottom. Patrick’s round so 20-18 after two.
Third round: Patrick took him down immediately off a kick. Patrick trying for a choke but isn’t close. Now he’s trying an arm triangle but Brown out of trouble. Patrick moved to side control. Patrick now has his back. Patrick with some punches, but he’s more controlling him on the ground. Fans are booing. Brown got up. Patrick took him down again. Patrick 30-27 but could be 29-28, but Patrick has to win.
Scores: 30-27, 30-27 and 30-26 for Patrick.
LIGHTWEIGHTS- ROSS PEARSON (18-10 1 NC, 10-7 1 NC UFC) VS. CHAD LAPRISE (10-1, 3-1 UFC)
First round: Low kick by Pearson. Low kick by Pearson. Low kick by Pearson. Laprise missed a high kick. Slow round. Left by Pearson. Low kick by Pearson and Laprise back with a low kick. Laprise’s left thigh looks bad. Laprise landed a left and right. Body kick by Pearson. Body shot by Laprise. Action picked up late in the round. Pearson 10-9.
Second round: Another low kick by Pearson. Low kick by Laprise. Body kick by Laprise. Low kick by Pearson. Pearson with another low kick. Head kick by Laprise. Left by Pearson. Low kick by Pearson, Laprise with a left. Pearson with a right. Laprise with high kick. Low kick by Pearson. Laprise with a left. Laprise with some punches. Left by Pearson. Low kick by Pearson. Spin kick by Laprise. Left by Pearson. Pearson’s left leg is giving him trouble. Laprise with two kicks. Another close round, very good round. Laprise barely so 19-19 after two.
Third round: Low kick by Pearson. Right by Pearson. Pearson is the guy moving forward. Low kick by Pearson. Laprise landed a series including a body kick. Laprise with a left. Head kick by Laprise. Another high kick by Laprise. Low kick by Pearson. Laprise with an elbow. Pearson went for a takedown but didn’t get it. Left by Pearson. Both throwing like crazy late. Laprise’s round close. 29-28 Laprise. First two rounds were close enough to where this could go either way.
Scores: 30-28 Laprise, 30-27 Pearson 29-28 Pearson. The 30-27 score for Pearson was bad as Laprise won the third.
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX SPORTS 1- 8 PM ET/5 PM PT)
WELTERWEIGHTS- RICHARD WALSH (9-3, 2-2 UFC) VS. VISCARDI ANDRADE (18-6, 2-1 UFC)
First round: Andrade knocked Walsh down, although some of that was as much a slip. Andrade landing more punches. Walsh landed. Andrade trying for a takedown but Walsh defending well. Andrade got him down. Andrade landing some punches. The ref warning Andrade about not being busy enough from the top. The ref stood them up. Right by Andrade. Andrade 10-9.
Second round: Big right by Walsh knocked him down. Walsh landing punches on the ground. Walslh brought him up against the cage. Walsh landing elbows. Andrade back to his feet. Knee and punches by Walsh. Left by Walsh. Andrade with a right. Andrade with a takedown but Walsh right back up. Walsh landing punches. Elbow by Walsh. Knee by Andrade. Andrade looks tired. Andrade took him down. Andrade working for a choke. Walsh survived the round. The choke made it close but Walsh’s round so 19-19 after two.
Third round: Walsh landing punches early. Andrade took him down. Walsh took him down. Andrade got another takedown. Andrade throwing punches from the top. Andrade 29-28.
Scores: All three had it 29-28 for Andrade.
WOMEN'S BANTAMWEIGHTS- LESLIE SMITH (7-6-1, 1-2 UFC) VS. RIN NAKAI (16-1-1, 0-1 UFC)
First round: Smith landing punches. Smith landing more. Nakai couldn’t get the takedown when she tried a hip throw. Crowd is pretty dead at this point. Smith landing more punches. Nakai got the takedown right as the round ended. 10-9 Smith.
Second round: Smith landing some punches. Nakai got the takedown. Nakai keeping her down but doing no damage. Nakai is in side control. Smith working for a triangle but Nakai got out. Nakai working for a head and arm choke. She doesn’t have it. Smith escaped with 1:16 left. Smith landing a hard uppercut. Smith kicked her in the face and Nakai got another takedown. Nakai landing punches from the top. Close round. Smith 20-18.
Third round: Smith landing punches. Nakai has the clinch. Knee and uppercuts by Nakai. Smith landing several punches. Sloppy but the crowd is enjoying this. Right to the body by Smith. Left uppercut by Smith. Nakai working for a takedown but didn’t get it. Nakai got the hip toss into side control. Nakai is trying to get her back. Smith 30-27 but I could see round two and perhaps three going to Nakai because of the ground control. .
Scores: 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 for Smith.
FEATHERWEIGHTS- DAN HOOKER (12-6, 2-2 UFC) VS. MARK EDDIVA (6-2, 1-2 UFC)
First round: Hooker is fighting at 145. He has fought as a heavyewight before which is crazy. Hooker going for a guillotine. He’s squeezing. Eddiva tapped. Finally a finish.
WELTERWEIGHTS- BRENDAN O'REILLY (6-1 1 NC, 1-1 UFC) VS. ALAN JOUBAN (12-4, 3-2 UFC)
First round: O’Reilly with a foot sweep and got his back. Jouban right back up. Jouban with knees and and elbows. Now Jouban landing all kinds of punches and kicks. O’Reilly also throwing. This was tremendous. Knees and elbows by Jouban. A couple of elbows put him down and it was stopped after punches on the ground. Short explosive great action fight.
MAIN CARD (FOX SPORTS 1- 10 PM ET/7 PM PT)
WOMEN'S STRAWWEIGHTS- BEC RAWLINGS (6-4, 1-1 UFC) VS. SEOHEE HAM (16-6, 1-1 UFC)
First round: Han is undersized for this weight class but a good fighter. Han landed a couple of punches. Both landing punches. Crowd is into this one. Han landing more. Big size difference. Rawlings with a nice right and hurt her with another right. Both trading punches. Rawlings landing harder punches. Han landing more again. Good right by Rawlings. Nice left by Rawlings Han 10-9
Second round: Both landing punches. Both landing a lot of punches. Rawlings stating to land but Han right back and landed a good body kick. Rawlings took her down off a punch. Han tried a triangle but Rawlings got her back and is working for a choke. Rawlings with an armbar. Han landing nice punches and a body kick. Rawlings so 19-19 after two.
Third round: Rawlings took her down and Han trying for a triangle. Rawlings throwing knees to the back. Rawlings escaped and on top. Rawlings landed a good punch but Han back up and landed a punch. Han landing a lot of punches. Knee by Rawlings. Knee and punches by Han. Rawlings with a knee to the body. Nice right by Rawlings. Han 29-28. Good fight.
Scores: 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 Rawlings. Please.
MIDDLEWEIGHTS- JAMES TE HUNA (16-8, 5-4 UFC) VS. STEVE BOSSE (10-2, 0-1 UFC)
First round: Te Huna from Australia, Bosse was a cult favorite in Montreal as a former hockey enforcer years back. In other words, if they were on skates, Bosse would have a great advantage. Bosse knoked him out in seconds. He threw some solid shots and Te Huna went down hard. He stopped fighting immediately before Marc Goddard stopped it. Bosse should be getting a bonus. It was a short right that did the job. :52
MIDDLEWEIGHTS- DAN KELLY (10-1, 3-1 UFC) VS. ANTONIO CARLOS JUNIOR (5-1 1 NC, 2-1 1 NC UFC)
First round: Carlos with a takedown and has his back. Now he’s got the body triangle. He tried a neck crank. Carlos warned for hitting to the back of the head. Carlos throwing punches from that position. Carlos landing more punches from back position. Carlos working for an armbar as time ran out. 10-8 Carlos.
Second round: Carlos with low kicks. Carlos tried a takedown but Kelly stopped it. Kelly with an uppercut. Kelly bleeding from the nose. Jumping knee by Carlos. Kelly with lefts. Carlos shot and Kelly caught him and landed a knee. Right by Carlos. Left by Kelly. Carlos landed a few shots back. Carlos shot in and Kelly sprawled. Kelly got his back. Kelly landing punches from that position and a knee to the butt. Kelly landing a lot of punches. Carlos got up. Takedown by Carlos. Carlos has his back now. Carlos dropped down but he ref ordered him to stand up. Carlos landing punches. Kelly’s round so 19-18 Carlos.
Third round: Knee and punch by Carlos. Carlos with a low blow and Kelly went down hard. A time out was called. Kelly almost threw him and landed a knee. Kelly took him down, got his back and is pounding on him. Kelly is hurting him now. Kelly throwing tons of of punches and it’s over. Great come from behind win by Kelly.
LIGHTWEIGHTS- JAKE MATTHEWS (9-1, 3-1 UFC) VS. JOHNNY CASE (22-4, 4-0 UFC)
First round: Matthews in with punches. Case with a body kick. Case landed a nice punch. Matthews caught a kick but couldn’t get the takedown. Low kick by Case. Both landing big shots. Matthews tried for a takedown but Case ended up on top. Case with a knee. Matthews landed a right. Big left by Matthews. Matthews with a kick to the butt. Left by Case hurt him. Matthews 10-9.
Second round: Body kick by Matthews. Case went for a takedown. Case on top but Matthews working for a triangle. Case out and on top and landed some punches. Case landing punches . Knee to the body by Case. Matthews hurt him with a body shot but Case took him down into side control. Case’s round so 19-19 after two.
Third round: Body kick by Case. Body kick by Matthews. Knee by Matthews. Body kick by Matthews. Matthews with a hard left. Trading knees form the clinch. Case going for a takedown but blocked. Left by Case. Body kick by Matthews. Now they are in a clinch against the fence. Knee by Matthews. Matthews has his back. Matthews throwing punches from back position and working for a choke. Case escaped. Matthews is in mount. Matthews has his back again. Matthews got the choke and Case tapped. Good third round.
WELTERWEIGHTS- (#13) HECTOR LOMBARD (34-4-1 2 NC, 3-2 1 NC UFC) VS. (#9) NEIL MAGNY (17-4, 10-3 UFC)
First round: Still the same body. Lombard landed hard punches up close. Lombard pounding him on the ground. Lombard with hard punches and elbows. Lombad throwing hard punches from back position. Magny back up and thrown down and Lombard is landing more punches. Lombard in side control. Lombard with an elbow. Hard elbow by Lombard. Magny back up. Magny with a jumping knee and punches but Lombard landed a hard shot. Lombard looks tired. Magny tried a takedown, which was a bad idea as Lombard landed on top. Magny up and started to land. Left by Magny. 10-8 Lombard.
Second round: Magny starting to land. Low kick by Magny. Low kick by Lombard. Knee by Magny. Good right by Magny. Magny landing jabs. Lombard working for a takedown but Magny blocked. Lombard dropped him with a left. Lombard on top. Lombard went for a leglock which wasn’t smart. That allowed Magny to get on top and could cost him the round. Magny moved to mount and is working for a triangle. Magny holding the triangle and punching from the bottom. Magny also working for an armbar. Lombard escaped. Magny now in mount and pounding him. Lombard gave up his back and Magny is throwing a lot of punches. Now Lombard is in real trouble. Lombard is taking a lot of punches. Ref Steve Percival is letting this go way too long. Magny landing a ton of punches, and now elbows. This was ridiculous that it wasn’t stopped. The fans were booing like crazy in the closing seconds because it wasn’t stopped . 10-8 Magny.’
Third round: Lombard is bad shape. Magny landing punches and Lombard is exhausted. Knees and elbow by Magny. Magny with an elbow took him down into the mount. Lombard is bleeding. Magny with more punches and it was stopped. :46
HEAVYWEIGHTS- (#9) MARK HUNT (11-10-1, 6-4-1 UFC) VS. (#10) FRANK MIR (18-10, 16-10 UFC)
First round: Mir looks heavy. He weighed in at 260. Hunt is soft like usual but smaller than usual. Hunt landed punches and blocked a takedown. Big right by Hunt. Antoher right by Hunt. Hunt dropped him and walked away and it was over.