Junior dos Santos (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)
UFC Fight Night 142 Results: dos Santos Stops Tuivasa, Shogun Scores Comeback Knockout
On Saturday, Dec. 1 (in North America), the UFC visited the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia for UFC Fight Night 142: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa.
The night’s main event featured a heavyweight clash between former champion Junior dos Santos and formerly undefeated prospect Tai Tuivasa. The Brazilian dos Santos returned to the win column in July, defeating Blagoy Ivanov by lopsided decision. Prior to that, the 34-year-old fell short in his bid to recapture the title at UFC 211 against then-champion Stipe Miocic. Tuivasa, meanwhile, has opened his career with 10 straight wins, including three straight inside the Octagon. In his most recent outing, he bested another former titleholder, Andrei Arlovski, on the scorecards.
The 12-fight event kicked off with two fights streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary-card bouts followed at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the six-fight main card aired live at 10 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.
Junior dos Santos def. Tai Tuivasa by TKO (punches). Round 2, 2:30
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua def. Tyson Pedro by TKO (punches). Round 3, 0:43
Justin Willis def. Mark Hunt by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Tony Martin def. Jake Matthews by technical submission (anaconda choke). Round 3, 1:19
Sodiq Yusuff def. Suman Mokhtarian by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:14
Jim Crute def. Paul Craig by submission (kimura). Round 3, 4:51
Alexey Kunchenko def. Yushin Okami by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Wilson Reis def. Ben Nguyen by unanimous decision (30-27×3)
Keita Nakamura def. Salim Touahri by split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
Kai Kara-France def. Elias Garcia by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)
Christos Giagos def. Mizuto Hirota by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-28)
Damir Ismagulov def. Alex Gorgees by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)