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

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

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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!
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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/AnAmerican AnAmerican

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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/RoryKernaghan Rory Kernaghan

    I have every fight ending by KO or TKO

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/reality reality

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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/FirstnLastEmperor FirstnLastEmperor

    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……

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/comonson comonson

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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/reality reality

    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)

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ston3pony ston3pony

    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.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/AnAmerican AnAmerican

    YES! today just became great!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BruceLee Bruce Lee

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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/HunterB HunterB

    jones and vera will be a decision i think

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UnderdogGreatness UnderdogGreatness

    Cheick Kongo by decision

    Junior Dos Santos by KO

    Jon Jones by TKO

    Alessio Sakara by Whatever.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UrHype UrHype

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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/grapplure grapplure

    irvin
    kongo
    jds
    jones
    ALL BY KO

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mokoko mokoko

    sakara
    kongo
    gonzaga
    vera

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mokoko mokoko

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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/purinho purinho

    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.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UnderdogGreatness UnderdogGreatness

    True, true

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/YoMama YoMama

    I agree with them all!!!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/YoMama YoMama

    Irvin
    Kongo
    JDS
    Jones
    All by Ko!!!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BlueClearSky BlueClearSky

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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/FirstnLastEmperor FirstnLastEmperor

    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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/51JD51 51JD51

    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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/51JD51 51JD51

    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)

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/51JD51 51JD51

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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/knn03 knn03

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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Ninja Ninja

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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/boyetpogi boyetpogi

    Vera with KO knee strikes

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mokoko mokoko

    Sakara won :) most of you wrong

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Ninja Ninja

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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/RoryKernaghan Rory Kernaghan

    lol kongo doesnt want any of the stand up

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/RoryKernaghan Rory Kernaghan

    man kongo is a dirty fighter

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/knn03 knn03

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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/boyetpogi boyetpogi

    kongo is kinda boring nowadays

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/boyetpogi boyetpogi

    Dos Santos all the way

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/knn03 knn03

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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/boyetpogi boyetpogi

    F*** too much commercial…

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mokoko mokoko

    that’s how they make there money from comercias

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Jizzle11 Jizzle11

    WOW NICE F’IN KNOCKOUT BY JDS

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mokoko mokoko

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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ScottishLad ScottishLad

    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!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mokoko mokoko

    3 of 3 not bad guesing

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/boyetpogi boyetpogi

    no wonder gonzaga is a glass jaw

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/RoryKernaghan Rory Kernaghan
  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Ninja Ninja

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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mokoko mokoko

    yes :)

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/RoryKernaghan Rory Kernaghan

    it was ko

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/grapplure grapplure

    or tko

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/grapplure grapplure

    cause he cheated

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/RoryKernaghan Rory Kernaghan

    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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/knn03 knn03

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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UnderdogGreatness UnderdogGreatness

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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/tapoutkingzsup tapoutkingzsup

    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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Endo Endo

    Not to mention that Gonzaga LOST.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mokoko mokoko

    nice 1 ninja 4 from 4

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mokoko mokoko

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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Jesper Jesper

    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.