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UFC Fight Night 123: Swanson vs. Ortega (12/9/2017) - Fresno, CA (Save Mart Center)

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UFC Fight Night 123: Swanson vs. Ortega 
December 9, 2017
Fresno, CA (Save Mart Center)

Cub Swanson (146) vs. Brian Ortega (144.8) - Ortega, SUB (guillotine choke), R2 (3:22)
Jason Knight (145.6) vs. Gabriel Benítez (144.8) - Benítez, DEC (unanimous)
Marlon Moraes (135.4) vs. Aljamain Sterling (135.6) - Moraes, KO (knee), R1 (1:07)
Scott Holtzman (155.8) vs. Darrell Horcher (155.6) - Holtzman, DEC (unanimous)
Eryk Anders (185.6) vs. Markus Perez (185.4) - Anders, DEC (unanimous)
Alberto Morales (134) vs. Benito Lopez (135.4) - Lopez, DEC (unanimous)

Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card:
Alexis Davis (125.8) vs. Liz Carmouche (124.8) - Davis, DEC (split)
Luke Sanders (135.6) vs. Andre Soukhamthath (136) - Soukhamthath, TKO (punches), R2 (1:06)
Carls John de Tomas (135.8) vs. Alex Perez (135) - Perez, SUB (d'arce choke), R2 (1:54)
Frankie Saenz (135.6) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (135.6) - Saenz, DEC (split)

Fight Pass Preliminary Card:
Alejandro Pérez (135.6) vs. Iuri Alcântara (135.4) - Pérez, DEC (unanimous)
Chris Gruetzemacher (154.8) vs. Davi Ramos (155.8) - Ramos, SUB (rear naked choke), R3 (0:50)
Antônio Braga Neto (185.8) vs. Trevin Giles (184.8) - Giles, TKO (punches), R3 (2:27)

Event Bonuses ($50,000):
Performance of the Night: Marlon Moraes
Performance of the Night: Brian Ortega
Fight of the Night: Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega

Attendance: 7,605
Gate: $568,290
Rating: 870,000 viewers

Cancelled Bouts:
Eryk Anders vs. John Phillips - Injury to Phillips
Rani Yahya vs. Aljamain Sterling - Injury to Yahya
Bryan Caraway vs. Luke Sanders - Injury to Caraway

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I am really hoping that Aljamain Sterling beats the shit out of Marlon Moraes after that bullshit with John Dodson in Norfolk, but that little fuck will probably point fight his way to another victory.

This will be Liz's first right in a little over a year. I hope she will be ready as Alexis Davis will be looking to build on that win back in April.

I expect Cub Swanson to be his usual intense self.  Not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing for me.

 

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Giles looks like an interesting prospect especially if he can improve his grappling. He just absolutely lamped Antonio Braga Neto after using a pretty good jab to bust him up.

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Davi Ramos rebounded nicely after it looked like he had gassed in previous round. He got it to the ground and easily choked out a game Chris Gruetzemacher. 

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I like Alex Perez as a prospect. He has a very slick ground game and shows a ton of patience. Hopefully, he can get his weight under control as the CSAC moved this fight up to bantamweight since both he and de Tomas were far off weight during fight week. Flyweight needs some good young fighters right now.

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Damn, Luke Sanders is snakebitten. This is another fight he lost when he was soundly winning. But good on Andre Soukhamthath getting the win on short notice and landing a hell of a right hand on the button.

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That first round of Lopez/Morales was suitably insane. Lopez tried a backpedaling counter flying knee with like no power behind it. 

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Pray for Aljo, my God. Marlon Moraes is quickly jumping up the list of my favourite fighters. 

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Terrifying stuff. I really hope he's okay. 

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Knight doing Mississippi proud by biting a human being. Jesus. 

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Just now, Oyaji said:

Knight doing Mississippi proud by biting a human being. Jesus. 

As someone from Mississippi, I''m surprised it hasn't happened sooner.

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Haha, now a disgusting finger poke. This is some Ric Flair shit. 

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