UFC Fight Night 57 Edgar VS. Swanson Play by Play and Results


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Lightweight Matt Wiman def. Isaac Vallie-Flagg by unanimous decision (29-28,30-27,30-27)

Round 1

Winman and Vallie-Flagg square off with an exchange. Flagg controlling Winman in the clinch up against the fence for most of the round. Winman keeps trying to create space while throwing short elbows. Exchanges of elbows and knees by both fighters as they are still up against the fence. Finally they seperate and a Winman connects a few knees, Vaille Flagg agains pushes Wiman against the fence but Wiman immediately locks up his head and able to push Vaille Flagg down. Winman immediately transitions to the back of Vaille-Flagg and then locks in an armbar attempt then transitioning into triangle until the round ends.

Round 2

Vallie-Flagg and Wiman exchange to start off, single leg attempt by Wiman which gets sutffed and by Vaille-Flagg who follows up with an elbow. Vallie-Flagg again clinches Wiman against the fence but Wiman able to shrug him off temporarily but grabs the fence. Vallie-Flagg again holds Wiman against for a few more minutes. A quick exchange when they seperate. Vallie-Flagg attempts a single leg but Wiman able to counter and trips him down. immediately he takes his back attempting a rear naked choke. Vallie-Flagg able to escape with some struggling. Both men on the feet again looking slow exchange punches, Wiman then puts Vallie-Flagg against the cage until the round ends.

Round 3

Both competitors look tired as they exchange jabs and kicks. Wiman then intiates a clinch with Vallie-Flagg up against the cage for a minute and a half. The ref seperates both fighters after Wiman fails his second takedown attempt. Wiman then able to find a guillotine attempt on Vallie-Flagg and pushes him down. Wiman takes Vallie-Flagg’s back working a rear naked choke. Both men seem exhausted as Wiman not able to finish the choke and Vallie-Flagg making it tough on him by shifting his body around as the round ends. Wiman gets the victory by unanimous decision and his 10th UFC win.

Flyweight Joseph Benavidez Def. Dustin Ortiz by Unanimous Decision (30-27,30-27,30-27)

Round 1

Both Fighters meet to the middle and exchange punches quickly. Benavidez able to get in and connect early and often but Ortiz with excellent movement as well. Benavidez catches Ortiz with a quick left as he’s coming in and then follows up with a high kick. Benavidez keeps attacking with a variety of strikes to both the head and body. Ortiz’s right ribcage are red due to the 15 body strikes landed already. Towards the end of the round Benavidez takes down Ortiz. Benavidez immeidately has a top guillotine attempt as the round ends. Round 2

Benavidez meets Ortiz in the middle and goes right after him with attacks from his hands and feet. Benavidez again with a high kick attempt that’s blocked as he’s circling Ortiz then a big left highkick lands flush, benavidez slips while throwin a punch. Benavidez keeps the attack on with rapid punches, Ortiz catches Benavidez with a straight right and knocks him down and follows him on the ground. Benavidez immediately defends gets up and follows up with a massive right hand which opens a cut on his temple. Ortiz stalking Benavidez who’s showing signs of slowing down.

Round 3

Benavidez able to stuff a takedown from Ortiz into a front headlock, Ortiz scrables out of it. Benavidez grabs Ortiz up against the fence then pushes down on him on the ground keeping pressure. Back on the feet Benavidez still striking coming foward, Benavidez then gets the back of Ortiz and able to pressure him down to the ground for a takedown. Ortiz takes the back of Benavidez and able to trip him down but Benzavidez able to get out and back up. Ortiz looking like the fresher fighter coiming forward with jabs followed up by a body kick. Spinning heel kick missed by Benavidez as the end of the fight ends with a flurry. Benavidez gets his 8th UFC win.

Heavyweight Oleksiy Oliynyk def. Jared Rosholt

Round 1

Rosholt comes out with a overhand right, Ole follows up with a left. Rosholt backs Ole agains the fence and starts teeing off with an uppercut follwed by an elbow and several head and body shots. Ole catches him with a uppercut during the flurry and opens up a cut. Rosholt holds Ole down with a front body lock for a minute. Rosholt then clinches Ole against the fence and starts off with a knee at then throwing uppercuts trying to end the fight from the clinch unsuccessfully. They separate and Rosholt looks tired Ole steps in with a right and connects has Rosholt backing up. Uppercut lands for Ole then in an exchange coming out of the clinch Ole connects flush with a left hook dropping Rosholt. Brutal Knockout!

Flyweight Chico Camus def. Brad Pickett by Split Decision (29-28 Camus, 30-27-Pickett, 29-28Camus)

Round 1

Big right landed by Pickett early on, both engaging each other. Camus connnects coming in with a big right knee. Pickett attempts a takedown but defended heavily by Camus. Pickett attempts another takedown and gets it, lands some elbows from the guard opening up a cut on Camus’s temple. Camus able to land a punch from the bottom that rearranges Pickett’s nose. Camus able to escape and follows up with a right. Pickett is opened up Camus with a left hook connects. Camus trying to catch Pickett coming in with a hook but misses. Camus attempts a takedown gets it but Picket scrambles up immediately.

Round 2

Pickett attempts a takedown early but Camus again defending well and not letting Pickett finish it. Both competitors exchange Chico with a nice overhand right connecting. Pickett attempts a flying knee that’s telegraphed as PIckett moves out of the way. Pickett keeping his hand down but connects a jab on him. Picket again with the takedown attempt now against the cage is stuffed as Camus catches him in a standing guillotine attempt that gets shaken off by Pickett. Big right by Pickett on Camus coming in and then follows up with a big left. Pickett clinches Camus up on the cage but not ble to do any damage as he throws a elbow missing Pickett who escapes.

Round 3

Both men fighting on adrenaline and heart as they hug in the middle at the start of the round. Pickett misses a hook early on while Camus keeps catching him with his jab. Pickett attempts a takedown but Camus defends by spinning around him. Pickett catches Camus coming in with a right left combo. Camus continuing to counter strike Pickett coming in as he’s falling for it repeatedly. Pickett able to slip and connect more on Camus. Takedown attempt stuffed by Camus. Front kick connects by Pickett to the jaw of Camus. A flurry by Pickett at the end of the round connects on Camus with a hook as the bell rings. Chico Camus wins his flyweight debut.

Lightweight Edson Barboza Def. Bobby Green Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Round 1

Green and Barboza exchange early on Green with a right and left combo which is blocked. Green catches the leg of Barboza and drops him down but Barboza throws leg kicks to back off Green and gets up. Front tee kick by Green blocked by Barboza. Barboza bouncing with footwork and then catches Green with a flurry of body shots which barely connects. Leg kicks by Barboza which Green eats, Barboza with a nice combo that connects on Green. Green just hesistant to unload keeps throwing front kicks that are blocked by Barboza. Barboza being the active competitor throws a few more leg kicks with no response from Green. Green attempts a flying knee missing to end the round.

Round 2

To start the round Green eats a big head kick by Barboza. Spinning kick by Barboza misses. Barboza connects with a overhand right followed by a spinning wheel kick to the head that knocks Green down! Green looks hurt as he finally throws a jab that lands. Another leg kick by Barboza connects. Close Flying knee by Green that lands on Barboza. Cut opened on Barboza now as he lands another right left combo on Green who keeps coming. Green connects with a leg kick as Barboza looks hesistant now. Barboza eats another leg kick as Barboza not answering. Green catches Barboza’s leg from a kick not able to do anything with it as the round ends.

Round 3

Bobby Green’s corner told him to let his hands go. Barboza connects early with a big right hand that connects and has Green backing up. Green misses with a right. Green steps in with two left hooks that graze Barboza who’s moving away very well. Body kick misses from Green which Barboza lands a head kick follwed up by a right that lands flush. Barboza’s eye is bleeding alot but he connects with a right and left combo on Green. Green steps in with a left that connects. Green having trouble getting in on Barboza eats another head kick partially. Green catches Barboza with a left up against the cage. Head Kick attempted by Green doesn’t land. Barboza again keeping the distance well atempts a spinning back kick that’s telegraphed and misses. Green touches Barboza with a left punch. A huge leg kick lands by Barboza that buckles Green. Green attempts another jumping knee that misses to end the round.

Featherweight Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson

Round 1

Edgar squares off with Swanson and connects early on with a jab coming foward. Swanson throws a straight left and it’s blocked. Swanson throws a right followed by a left hook which Frankie eats. Swanson missing a right and left combo coming in Edgar lands a take down. Swanson able to get up after eating a few punches from the guard from Edgar. Swanson connects with a jab and Frankie follows up with a jab and body kick. . Frankie able to throw a hip toss into a takedown to end the round.

Round 2

Edgar stepping in with a jab combo. Frankie fients a takedown and throws a headkick which misses. Swanson lands a couple of punches to the body but Frankie with a big overhand right. Edgar trying to take down Swanson against the cage and he lands it. In half guard Edgar throwing down forearms on Swanson. Cub is in trouble as Edgar suffocating him from the top repeatedly connecting with his right hand. Swanson attempts the butterfly guard as Frankie escapes it and transitions to full mount. Swanson is opened up with a few more punches from Frankie on top of him from half-guard. Edgar throws a few elbows from on top now while Swanson is struggling to getup. Edgar just keeping ontop landing vicious elbows on a bloody Swanson as the round ends!

Round 3

Edgar exchanging with Swanson getting the better of him. Edgar making Swanson respect him and has him backing up with the double jab. Edgar with a front kick then a head kick that misses. Edgar charges in to take control of Swanson’s back. As he’s lifting him he transitions beautifully into a front double leg takedown. Edgar on top with his right arm under Swanson’s head at all times while hitting him with the other. Swanson has nowhere to go as Edgar keeps on top and landing repeated elbows that almost ends the fight. Frankie trying to transition to full mount but Swanson keeps him at half-guard. Swanson’s face is opened up as Edgar just wearing him down from the top with over seven minutes of this position so far in the fight.

Round 4

Swanson throws a three punch combo to start off. Edgar ducks in and gets a double leg takedown. Swanson able to get up only to be dragged from behind back to the ground by Edgar. Edgar in full mount now landing huge elbows from above, he has 150 ground strikes landed so far. Swanson not able to get up at all while Edgar trying to finish while keeping the mount. Swanson covering up as Edgar throws a high volume of brutal ground and pound. Swanson able to switch to halfguard but Edgar gets mount again and reigns punches from above. Swanson again trying to get up but only able to get to half-guard before Edgar gets back to mount. Butterfly guard by Swanson as he’s able to finally get back to standing. A bloody mess now, a exhausted Swanson gets caught coming in with an uppercut as the round ends.

Round 5

Edgar lands the uppercut again as Swanson keeping his hands low. Edgar just keeping up the phenomenal footwork throughout, he catches a kick by Swanson and nails a take down. From the top Edgar in halfguard and has Swanson in a guillotine attempt but Cub circles away. Edgar on top opens up Swanson with some more punches then attempts a head in arm choke which again tough as nails Swanson is able to get out. Edgar has side mount and lands knees to the body but Swanson refuses to quit. Edgar from the mount keeps working the punches while Swanson hanging on all he can. Edgar sinks in the rear naked choke with only seconds to go and Swanson taps! Edgar gets his second finish in a row and the latest finish in UFC history!

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