UFC 129 Toronto Prelim Results – Rory MacDonald Bests Diaz
Finally, after years of efforts to get MMA sanctioned and after months of buildup, the UFC is live in Toronto. Bonuses are $129,000 and John Makdessi probably won the KO of the Night already. Here are the results from the prelims that you can watch live on Facebook:
Rory MacDonald vs Nate Diaz on SportsNet and Spike Now!
R1. Some leg kicks by MacDonald to start things off. Right lands on Diaz’ chin and they clinch. Diaz with some shoulder strikes and MacDonald circles off the cage, takes Diaz down, but they get back up. Superman punch lands hard on Diaz chin. Front kick by Rory. Body kick by Rory who is keeping the distance. Kick by Diaz and they clinch. Combo by Diaz and he goes for a single leg but is stuffed. Right hand by MacDonald after receiving a knee. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 MacDonald
R2. Rory dumps Diaz after a minute of not much. As Diaz gets back to feet, MacDonald punishes him with head strikes. MacDonald takes Nate to the ground again. Uppercut as Nate gets back to his feet. Diaz lands a straight left. RMac gets the right and an uppercut by MacDonald. Left by Diaz and a right by MacDonald. Rory with his back against the cage and trips MacDonald who quickly regains his feet. Big right by Rory. Right hand by Nate and answered with a left and right by Rory. Knee by Rory and a flying knee. Straight left by Rory and counter right by Diaz. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 MacDonald
R3. Let’s hope Rory continues his winning ways against Diaz and does not falter like he did with Condit after winning the first two rounds. Body kick by MacDonald who loves the right kicks. Uppercut by MacDonald in the clinch. Nate drops for an ankle and gets punished with a right. Suplex by MacDonald x 2. High velocity and amplitude as MacDonald threw Diaz around like a ragdoll. Big rights to Diaz and another huge suplex slam. Chaimberg’s strength and conditioning really paying off! Diaz dives for a single and eats punches and elbows. MacDonald on top beating on Diaz who is cut up. Top MMA News scores the round 10-8 MacDonald
Rory MacDonald defeats Nate Diaz by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-26)
Jake Ellenberger vs Sean Pierson
R1. Right by Ellenberger lands. Pierson lands a short right. Shot by Ellenberger but Pierson gets right back up. Two rights and a left by Ellenberger and Pierson has a small cut. Big counter left by Ellenberger KOs Pierson.
Jake Ellenberger defeats Sean Pierson by KO (Punch) in Round 1, 2:42
Claude Patrick vs Daniel Roberts
R1. Patrick quickly takes Roberts down and the rise. Patrick lands some strikes and goes for the clinch where he lands some knees. Nice left straight by Patrick who looks better than Roberts on the ground and standing. Patrick takes Roberts down a second time. They get to their feet and Patrick unloads with strikes, a front kick, and more punches. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Patrick
R2. Leg kicks by Roberts, but then he catches one and puts Patrick on his back. Claude gets back to his feet. Nice knee by Patrick. Hard body kick by Roberts. Patrick takes Roberts down and Roberts gets side control on top. Elbows and left punches by Roberts and Patrick gets it back to half guard. Back to full guard. Patrick escapes when Roberts got his back. High kick by Patrick lands and Roberts is tired. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Roberts
R3. Body kick by Roberts and Patrick goes for the clinch and again takes Roberts down. Full mount by Patrick who lands a left but Roberts gets back to his feet. A tired Roberts goes for a takedown and they clinch against the cage. Ref separates them. Front kick by Patrick and he stuffs a Roberts takedown. Patrick looks for a choke and round ends. Top MMA News scores the Round 10-9 Patrick
Claude Patrick defeats Daniel Roberts by Unanimous Decision (29-28 x 3)
Ivan Menjivar vs Charlie Valencia
Menjivar comes out striking. Two clinch and trade knees. Menjivar throws a short elbow that broke Valencia’s nose. Menjivar follows up ground and pound and wins.
Ivan Menjivar defeats Charlie Valencia by TKO (Strikes) in Round 1, 1:30
Jason MacDonald vs Ryan Jensen
R1. Jensen drops down for a guillotine at the start. MacDonald escapes and gets Jensen’s back. MacDonald on his back secures a Triangle and Jensen taps.
Jason MacDonald submits Ryan Jensen by Triangle in Round 1, 1:37
John Makdessi vs Kyle Watson
R1. Makdessi wins a close round. Bull lands nice left jabs and a couple spinning back kicks. Watson not outclassed on his feet. A couple nice leg kicks by Watson. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Makdessi
R2. Counter left is killing Watson and rocks him several times. Watson does land a head kick but Makdessi has started to throw his right a couple times now. Makdessi wins round easily. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Makdessi
R3. Watson finally gets the clinch after eating several jabs but can’t take Makdessi down. Watson cut under left eye. Makdessi tagging taller Watson with lefts and rights. Makdessi KOs him with a spinning back fist after faking a kick. That will surely get KO of the Night and make Makdessi some nice coin.
John Makdessi defeats Kyle Watson by KO ( Spinning Back Fist) in Round 3, 1:27
Pablo Garza vs Yves Jabouin
R1. Garza got a flying triangle. Jabouin tried to fight it but was forced to tap.
Pablo Garza submits Yves Jabouin via Triangle in Round 1, 4:31