UFC on Versus 1 LIVE Play-by-Play Commentary, Results and Discussion

Brandon Vera and Jon Jones will headline Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first event on th Versus Channel in Broomfield, Colorado, on March 21st. While the two Light Heavyweight contenders will seek for a statement that they belong to the top of the UFC 205 food chain, Brazilian knockout phenom Junior Dos Santos will go to war against the more experienced Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga, in the co-main event of the evening.

The event will also feature a potential slugfest between the former Heavyweight title contender Paul Buentello, and Cheick Kongo, who would like to prove his worth after a submission loss to Frank Mir at UFC 107.

Also, James “The Sandman” Irvin will make his first return to The Octagon since the loss to Anderson Silva at Fight Night 14, against an aggressive Alessio Sakara who will look for another victory in the UFC.


Please do not forget to join us at LowKick.com for the LIVE Play-by-Play Commentary, results and discussion of the event.

Preliminary fights results:

Jason Brilz def. Eric Schafer via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Mike Pierce def. Julio Paulino via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Brendan Schaub def. Chase Gormley via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:47
John Howard def. Daniel Roberts via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 2:01
Darren Elkins def. Duane Ludwig via TKO (ankle injury) – Round 1, 0:44
Vladimir Matyushenko def. Eliot Marshall via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Clay Guida def. Shannon Gugerty via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 3:40

Alessio Sakara def. James Irvin
via TKO 3:04 Round 1
Round 1: They touch gloves and the fight is underway. James Irvin throws the first jab, but it clearly looks like Sakara is a sharper fighter here with a good counter. Despite the “cage rust” Irvin controls The Octagon stalking Sakara. The Italian tries some lowkick-spinning elbow combos, but nothing does too much damage. Sakara and Irvin begin to trade; Sakara rocks Irvin with a very good left hand. “The Sandman” looks hurt… Josh Rosenthal jumps in to stop the fight. James Irvin protests to Doctors and the Commission officials saying that he was poked in the eye. After a few minutes of confusion, Alessio Sakara awarded a TKO victory at 3:04 minutes of the very First Round.
Cheick Kongo def. Paul Buentello
via Submission (Strikes) 1:16 Round 3
Round 1: Quick pace for this fight right from the start! Paul Buentello is jumping around The Octagon, displaying a good movement. Kongo outpowers Buentello and pushes him to the fence, trying to take him ground. He takes him down and begins to work his Ground-and-Pound. Not much damage from Kongo, but Buentello is still trying to stand up. Buentello is looking for a Kimura, but Cheick Kongo shakes it off. The Frenchman drops some knees and right hand punches. They finally stand up and Buentello looks seriously hurt! Something with his thumb as the doctor checks in… some moments of confusion again, as Buentello’s thumb looks broken. The Headhunter displays a tremendous spirit by continuing the fight! After a short trade of punches Kongo takes down Buentello again, not much damage and Herb Dean decides to stand up the fighters. Not much damage on both sides here, but Kongo will take that round. 10-9.
Round 2: Fantastic start for the second round. Buentello and Cheick Kongo trade punches, as The Frenchman is trying some very good kicks. When the situation gets dangerous, Cheick Kongo decides to take Paul Buentello down, and he does it with ease. Kongo continues to work his way with punches and knees. Kongo knees Buentello to the body and then on the head. Herb Dean is quick to stop that, giving Buentello time for recovery, and deducting one point from Cheick Kongo for illegal knee on the head of downed opponent. Cheick Kongo came here with a very good gameplan, simply outpowering Buentello. Another illegal knee by Cheick Kongo, and Herb Dean decides to continue the fight on the feet. Buentello looks exhausted, but he still manages to catch Cheick Kongo with a very good cross. Second Round ends, probably in Buentello’s favor, due to the one point deduction.
Round 3: Third round begins in the very same way. Buentello goes toe-to-toe with Cheick Kongo when it comes striking, but the Frenchman takes him down at will. Kongo does some vicious Ground-and-Pound here, fully controlling Buentello. Paul Buentello decides that he had enough, and to disappointment of the local fans he taps out to strikes at 1:16 of the Third Round.
Junior Dos Santos def. Gabriel Gonzaga
via TKO 3:53 Round 1
Round 1: The fight goes underway with a very cautious approach from both fighters. Gonzaga is the first one with a good kick. Gonzaga controls the cage here, as Junior Dos Santos stays patients. Powerful kicks by Napao! Gonzaga manages to take Junior Dos Santos down, but he quickly stands up. Junior Dos Santos is clearly a counter puncher here, but he still looks very dangerous with his every striking attempt. Junior Dos Santos begins to catch up the pace, he is the one who controls the pace here with some good combinations that clearly disturb Gabriel Gonzaga. Napao is in with a kick, but a good counter left hook rocks him to the ground… Junior Dos Santos begins his onslaught, as Gonzaga is struggling to defend himself… Josh Rosenthal jumps in to stop the fight at 3:53 minutes of the First Round. Fantastic victory for Cigano!

Jon Jones def. Brandon Vera
via TKO 3:19 Round 1
Round 1: The fight starts, and Jon Jones immediately takes Brandon Vera to the ground! Vera is defending himself from Ground and Pound here and finally manages to push Jon Jones away. Stand up. After a short trade Jones takes down Vera again with a very impressive throw. Not much action on the ground, as Brandon Vera illegally kicks Jon Jones, while he was with his knees on the ground. Herb Dean decides to deduct one point from Vera, returning both fighters to the same position. Jon Jones works his way through and catches Vera with a very powerful elbow, right into the eye socket. Brandon Vera looks hurt, as “Bones” goes berserk with a vicious Ground-And-Pound… Herb Dean rushes in and stops the fight, awarding Jon Jones a TKO victory at 3:19 of the First Round. The crowd is booing for some reason, but it was an impressive performance by Jon Bones Jones!

56 Comments

  1. Profile photo of AnAmerican

    AnAmerican

    March 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I need this since Direct TV doesn’t have versus anymore . . .

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    Rory Kernaghan

    March 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I have every fight ending by KO or TKO

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    reality

    March 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    check again i am pretty sure they struck a deal in the last few days.

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    FirstnLastEmperor

    March 16, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    how can we watch this in canada? i dont think versus exists here and i cant find a network that runs it here , it would suck to have to wait for somethin thats on TV to download……

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    comonson

    March 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    UFC Live: Vera vs Jones, available exclusively in Canada on Sportsnet.
    (sportsnet.ca) in canada 9pm E channel 22 or 20 (not sure)

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    reality

    March 16, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    The versus network has carried the NHL allstar game for the past few years (not that anyone watches that awful meaningless allstar game where the “stars” half-ass play without hitting)

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    ston3pony

    March 16, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Jones by KO.
    Buentello by KO.
    Do Santos by KO.

    Hard to say about Irving vs Sakara, no idea what Irving is going to look like when he turns up.

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    AnAmerican

    March 17, 2010 at 3:20 am

    YES! today just became great!

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    Bruce Lee

    March 17, 2010 at 3:30 am

    Our television provider has these fights on a channel called RGN I think however it cannot be recorded to the PVR : (

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    HunterB

    March 20, 2010 at 12:33 am

    jones and vera will be a decision i think

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    UnderdogGreatness

    March 20, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Cheick Kongo by decision

    Junior Dos Santos by KO

    Jon Jones by TKO

    Alessio Sakara by Whatever.

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    UrHype

    March 20, 2010 at 8:11 am

    always good to see the play by play thread…..

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    grapplure

    March 21, 2010 at 6:32 am

    irvin
    kongo
    jds
    jones
    ALL BY KO

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    mokoko

    March 21, 2010 at 7:00 am

    sakara
    kongo
    gonzaga
    vera

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    mokoko

    March 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Santos is been submited on the ground we never saw him go to the ground in UFC yet

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    purinho

    March 21, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    A lot of people think that Jones will get this one…not that sure. Vera’s striking is superb and Jones is too confident and will probablly stand and bang with him.

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    UnderdogGreatness

    March 21, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    True, true

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    YoMama

    March 22, 2010 at 12:02 am

    I agree with them all!!!

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    YoMama

    March 22, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Irvin
    Kongo
    JDS
    Jones
    All by Ko!!!

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    BlueClearSky

    March 22, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Jon Jones – Unanimous Decision
    Gabriel Gonzaga
    Cheick Kongo – KO
    James Irvin – TKO
    Clay Guida-Submission Choked
    Brendan Schaub
    John Howard -TKO

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    FirstnLastEmperor

    March 22, 2010 at 2:23 am

    irvin – KO
    jones – decision
    buenatello just cause i bet on his underdog ass and hes the most likely off all the underdogs..
    jds – ko
    shaub – ko

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    51JD51

    March 22, 2010 at 2:37 am

    however it’s only being shown live on Sportsnet East and Ontario because sportsnet likes to drop the ball on these sorts of things. If you are like me and only have west or pacific you have to wait until 9 and 10pm (I think) in your local time zones respectively to see the fights

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    51JD51

    March 22, 2010 at 2:40 am

    Sakara by decision or TKO
    Kongo by TKO, maybe decision, Buentello’s a tough dude
    Dos Santos by KO
    Vera by submission (I mostly just want to see him backing up calling that)

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    51JD51

    March 22, 2010 at 2:59 am

    sorry that’s 8 and 9pm locally, got my time zones backwards

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    knn03

    March 22, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Irvin by KO
    Kongo by TKO
    Dos Santos by TKO
    Vera by TKO

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    Ninja

    March 22, 2010 at 4:10 am

    Sakara via TKO
    Kongo via TKO
    Dos Santos via KO
    Jones via Decision

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    boyetpogi

    March 22, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Vera with KO knee strikes

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    mokoko

    March 22, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Sakara won :) most of you wrong

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    Ninja

    March 22, 2010 at 4:44 am

    lol ya, i knew he was goin to be rusty he hasn’t fought for like 2 yrs

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    Rory Kernaghan

    March 22, 2010 at 4:44 am

    lol kongo doesnt want any of the stand up

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    Rory Kernaghan

    March 22, 2010 at 4:48 am

    man kongo is a dirty fighter

  32. Profile photo of knn03

    knn03

    March 22, 2010 at 4:55 am

    man, Irvin got hurt but I bet he was also looking for an easy way out. He’s way drained from the weight cut.

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    boyetpogi

    March 22, 2010 at 4:57 am

    kongo is kinda boring nowadays

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    boyetpogi

    March 22, 2010 at 4:57 am

    Dos Santos all the way

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    knn03

    March 22, 2010 at 4:57 am

    Kongo is a kickboxer and he doesn’t want to stand with Paul, that says something. gay fight.

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    boyetpogi

    March 22, 2010 at 5:08 am

    F*** too much commercial…

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    mokoko

    March 22, 2010 at 5:16 am

    that’s how they make there money from comercias

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    Jizzle11

    March 22, 2010 at 5:18 am

    WOW NICE F’IN KNOCKOUT BY JDS

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    mokoko

    March 22, 2010 at 5:19 am

    when i said Gonzaga win TKO lots of people clicked funny is not funny any more hahahaaaaaaaa

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    ScottishLad

    March 22, 2010 at 5:20 am

    I wanted to see JDS’s ground skills tested more considering his next fight will be either Carwin, Mir, Lesner or Cain. But f*cking hell he is a badass striker!

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    mokoko

    March 22, 2010 at 5:20 am

    3 of 3 not bad guesing

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    boyetpogi

    March 22, 2010 at 5:22 am

    no wonder gonzaga is a glass jaw

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    Ninja

    March 22, 2010 at 5:30 am

    if jones wins by decision i’ll b 4 n 4 lol, sick event especially for free

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    mokoko

    March 22, 2010 at 5:31 am

    yes :)

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    Rory Kernaghan

    March 22, 2010 at 5:36 am

    it was ko

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    grapplure

    March 22, 2010 at 5:38 am

    or tko

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    grapplure

    March 22, 2010 at 5:39 am

    cause he cheated

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    Rory Kernaghan

    March 22, 2010 at 5:51 am

    im 2 for 2 it was just the wrong round check it out

    http://www.lowkick.com/UFC/Fan-opinionBrandon-Vera-vs-Jon-Jones-fight-breakdown-6746

    cheers to all the haters who said my fight breakdowns were lame

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    knn03

    March 22, 2010 at 5:57 am

    wow, very impressed with Jon Jones, let’s put him up against Thiago Silva.

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    UnderdogGreatness

    March 22, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Jonny ” bones” Jones is a beast and Dos Santos is on a mission.

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    tapoutkingzsup

    March 22, 2010 at 6:11 am

    oh thats for sure santos will do good in this div. now what we want to see him get a higher ranked opponent,i say the loser of mir and carwin or cain

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    Endo

    March 22, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Not to mention that Gonzaga LOST.

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    mokoko

    March 22, 2010 at 10:22 am

    nice 1 ninja 4 from 4

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    mokoko

    March 22, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Jon Jones i just say good luck to Shogun or Lyoto this guy is good

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    Jesper

    March 22, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Dos Santos is the real deal. I actually thought Gonzaga was doing a good job right up until he telegraphed that lowkick with his hands down to his chest.
    Anybody know what happened to Vera? seemed like he broke his eye socket….Ouch!! He must have broken something cos he could’ve done better against Jones.

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