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UFC Fight Night 142: Dos Santos vs. Tuivasa (12/1/2018) - Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Adelaide Entertainment Centre)

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UFC Fight Night 142: Dos Santos vs. Tuivasa 
December 1, 2018
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Adelaide Entertainment Centre)

Junior dos Santos (255) vs. Tai Tuivasa (262) - Dos Santos, TKO (punches), R2 (2:30)
Tyson Pedro (205) vs. Mauricio Rua (206) - Rua, TKO (punches), R3 (0:43)
Mark Hunt (264) vs. Justin Willis (263.5) - Willis, DEC (unanimous)
Jake Matthews (171) vs. Tony Martin (170) - Martin, SUB (anaconda choke), R3 (1:19)
Suman Mokhtarian (145) vs. Sodiq Yusuff (145) - Yusuff, TKO (punches), R1 (2:14)
Paul Craig (206) vs. Jim Crute (205) - Crute, SUB (kimura), R3 (4:51)

Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card:
Yushin Okami (170) vs. Alexey Kunchenko (170) - Kunchenko, DEC (unanimous)
Wilson Reis (125.5) vs. Ben Nguyen (125.5) - Reis, DEC (unanimous)
Keita Nakamura (171) vs. Salim Touahri (171) - Nakamura, DEC (split)
Elias Garcia (124.5) vs. Kai Kara-France (126) - Kara-France, DEC (unanimous)

Fight Pass Preliminary Card:
Mizuto Hirota (156) vs. Christos Giagos (155) - Giagos, DEC (unanimous)
Damir Ismagulov (155) vs. Alex Gorgees (256) - Ismagulov, DEC (unanimous)

Event Bonuses ($50,000)
Performance of the Night: Sodiq Yusuff
Performance of the Night: Mauricio Rua
Fight of the Night: Elias Garcia vs. Kai Kara-France

Attendance: 8,652
Gate: $1.4 million
Rating: 702,000 viewers

Cancelled Bouts:
Ross Pearson vs. Joseph Duffy - Injury to Pearson (Broken Nose)
Luke Jumeau vs. Geoff Neal - Injury to Jumeau (Foot)
Joseph Duffy vs. Damir Ismagulov - Injury to Duffy (Rib)
Ashkan Mokhtarian vs. Kai Kara-France - Injury to Mokhtarian 

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Tony Martin should savor being on the main card because his last (and only) appearance on one was on the Maia vs. LaFlare card in March 2015. He has been in the UFC since UFC 169 in February 2014. That's crazy considering he is way better than most of the fighters who have been prelim purgatory.

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Crute gets the first finish of night.  My guess would be they try to find him a similarly skilled opponent for the Melbourne card.

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That's a very good win for Tony Martin (apparently now going by Anthony Rocco Martin). He is one of the most consistent fighters on the UFC roster so helpfully this gets him noticed so he doesn't go almost four years between main card appearances again.

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I dunno how JDS survived those flurries against the cage because usually that spells the end for him. However, he hit Tuivasa right on the button and eventually got him out of there.

 

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Those last 4 fights only could have gotten worst for the home town fans if Hunt got finished too. 

Yusuff looked great and I agree with fight of the night Martin vs. Matthews was probably runner up. 

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I'm about ready to give up on ever picking against JDS again, but then they were suggesting Ngannou as a possible next opponent. His post-fight interview, and Bisping quoting it on the post show was the best though. Picked all the prelims right then blew the entire main card.

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Bisping's comments on the Post-Fight Show about Tai's lack of a ground game were fucking priceless.

"First of all, learn some mount escapes."

On ‎12‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 1:00 AM, Elsalvajeloco said:

I dunno how JDS survived those flurries against the cage because usually that spells the end for him. However, he hit Tuivasa right on the button and eventually got him out of there.

If that stoppage had happened to anyone but Tuivasa I'd think it was suspect, but good on the ref to notice that Tuivasa was not getting out of that mount and stopping the fight before JDS pummeled him into the mat.

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