Unified MMA 30 – Live Results and Play-by-Play
Unified MMA will hold their 30th event tonight from the Royal Palace in Edmonton, Alberta. In the main event Lightweight Champion Garret Nybakken looks to defend his belt for the second time when he meets challenger Tristan Connelly and in the co-main event Jared McComb and Mike Kent do battle for the vacant Light-Heavyweight Title. Also on the card Shane Campbell fights for the first time since his UFC stint when he meets Jose Rodriguez at Lightweight.
As usual the event is sold out so your only way to watch will be the live stream on Fite TV HERE. If you’re not able to watch live Top MMA News will be bringing you a live play-by-play as usual. Also you can pop over to the Top MMA News Facebook page HERE to see the full video from yesterday’s weigh ins.
- Fight of the Night: Behrang Yousefi vs. Nick Hrabec
- Knockout of the Night: Shane Campbell
- Submission of the Night: Neal Anderson
155lbs- Garret Nybakken (11-7) vs. Tristan Connelly (7-5)
***Lightweight Title Fight
Round 1: Intense staredown between the two Lightweight combantants. They clash with leg kicks and look to trade shots before Connelly works for a takedown against the cage. Nybakken is able to defend and stay vertical but Connelly lands some knees to the body. Connelly again looks for a single but Nybakken rolls through with a kimura sweep. Connelly keeps rolling trough and ends up on top working for an armbar. Nybakken defends and has the kimura grip. Connelly lands a knee to the body and Nybakken to his knees. Connelly takes the back and lands rights under the arm. Connelly continues to land punches but Nybakken blocking about half of them. Connelly sits back against the cage and works for the choke but Nybakken fights it off for the last 20 seconds of the round. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Connelly
Round 2: Nybakken misses a high kick and Connelly with a leg kick. Nybakken lands a kick to the body and partially blocks a high kick. Connelly is able to drag him to the mat into side control. Nybakken throws up an armbar attempt and tries to scramble to his feet but Connelly stays on him and looks to take the back. Connelly has his hooks now and Nybakken is hand fighting but Connelly content to land shots. Nybakken finally able to escape the position and gets his half guard. Connelly chipping away with little shots but nothing significant. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Connelly
Round 3: Connelly touches him with some leg kicks and they clash. Connelly presses forward and lands finishing with an uppercut against the cage before looking for a single. Connelly drags him to the mat into his full guard. Connelly passes the legs to side control and lands an elbow. Nybakken gives up his back and Connelly goes back to work. Connelly sinks the choke deep under the chin and is able to force the tap.
Tristan Connelly submits Garret Nybakken by Rear-Naked Choke in Round 3, 2:47
***Connelly captures Lightweight Title
205lbs- Jared McComb (8-4-1) vs. Mike Kent (11-6)
***Light-Heavyweight Title Fight
Round 1: McComb aggressive to start pressing forward and they tie up against the cage. Kent looking for the trip takedwon but eats a right and it’s McComb who gets him to the mat and settles into half guard. McComb working for an arm-triangle but Kent pulls his head free. Kent working for a sweep but McComb stays heavy and lands a short elbow. Kent to his knees but eats an elbow and they scramble but and McComb takes his back. McComb locks in the body triangle and works for the rear-naked choke but Kent defending briefly. McComb is able to sink the choke deep under the chin and forces the tap.
Jared McComb submits Mike Kent by Rear-Naked Choke in Round 1, 4:15
***McComb wins vacant Light-Heavyweight Title
185lbs- Teddy Ash (6-3) vs. Jeff Porter (4-3)
Round 1: Ash lands a one two and a presses forward to land another combo. Ash presses him into the cage briefly before they break off and Ash lands a big combo. Porter with an inside leg kick and Ash answers back. Ash land a solid right and a leg kick and Porter responds with a leg kick. Ash with a combo against the cage and they jockey for position. Ash knees the thigh and one up the middle. Both men exchanging little shots before they separate. Ash with another combo and they tie up again in the corner. They exchange knees and break apart. Ash lands a nice combo in the corner and Ash lands a thudding leg kick. Porter goes up high with a kick but doesn’t get all of it. Porter with a leg kick and a right and Ash responds with a leg kick and time runs out. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Ash
Round 2: Ash with the leg kick and a solid combo connects. Ash comes forward with a big combo that connects against the cage. Huge one-two and another lands from Ash but Porter keeps pressing forward. Ash continues to land the combo and a double jab from Ash and a body shot. Big knee lnads from Ash and Ash unleashes hell against the cage. Porter able to cover up and lands a couple solid defensive rights and gets off the cage. Porter cut over the right eye now. Ash with an uppercut and a right, left combo. Ash gets the clinch and they trade some knees before they separate. Ash continues to throw heavy leather and Porter continues to take it and keep coming. Porter lands and Ash answers right back against the cage. Back to the center and Porter lands a nice elbow followed by a leg kick. Ash with three huge rights in a row and a knee to the body. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Ash
Round 3: The doctor in to check on Porter’s cut before the start of the third and he gives the OK. Ash quickly with another big combo and Porter eats it. Ash with another and Porter proving to be as tough as they come. Ash continues to land and Porter with a leg kick. Porter connects with a combo of his own but Ash recovers quickly and goes back on the attack with a big uppercut and a combo. Ash connects and stumbles Porter but he recovers and They exchange. Ash with a high kick but can’t follow up as Porter able to tie him up. Ash with another right and Porter comes back with a right of his own. Ash with an inside leg kick and another right and a high kick. Porter with a front kick up the middle and Ash responds with a leg kick. Big barrage of punches and a knee but Ash and still Porter survives and fights his way off the cage. The ten second warning sounds and Ash lands one more big combo. A dominant decision likely upcoming for Ash but Porter is ridiculously tough. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Ash
Teddy Ash defeats Jeff Porter by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-24)
155lbs- Behrang Yousefi (6-5) vs. Nick Hrabec (4-3)
Round 1: Yousefi with a leg kick to start and another. Hrabec looks to land but can’t quite hit the mark. Yousefi with the leg kick and the front kick to the body. Hrabec lands a right and a body kick but Yousefi catches it and lands a leg kick. Yousefi catches a body kick and gets the body lock and drags Hrabec down against the cage but Hrabec pops right back up. Yousefi lands a kick to the body but loses his balance and Hrabec seizes the opportunity to get on top in half guard. Hrabec working for short elbows and Yousefi throwing his legs up for a submission but Hrabec able to clear the legs and land to the body. Hrabec trying to get space to land but Yousefi controlling his arms and referee Vern Gorman stands them up. Yousefi connects with a straight right and a leg kick. Yousefi looking to land as time runs down. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Hrabec
Round 2: Yousefi with the leg kick and another. Yousefi swings a misses on a right but lands another leg kick and another and another. Yousefi landing leg kicks but can’t quite find his range with his punches. Yousefi catches a body kick and looks to drag him down but Hrabec stays on his feet. Yousefi blocks a high kick and lands a leg kick and a high kick of his own. Hrabec connects and swarms but Yousefi fires back and gets off the cage. Both men back into the corner and trading before Hrabec gets the takedown to full guard. Hrabec chipping away and Yousefi firing back from the bottom before looking for an armbar. Hrabec defends and Gorman stands them back up. They exchange a combo and Yousefi landing kicks to the body. Yousefi connects with a high kick and continues to press forward as Hrabec retreats and Yousefi just misses a head kick. They tie up and topple to the mat and they exchange little shots as time runs out. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Yousefi
Round 3: Yousefi leg kick and a body kick and catches a body kick before landing another leg kick. Yousefi continues to go to the body and connects with a solid combo. Hrabec gets the takedown against the cage but Yousefi back to his feet. Hrabec drags him back down to full mount. Yousefi looks for the sweep, escapes out the back to his feet. Yousefi with a nice uppercut and both men looking tired. Hrabec connects with a kick to the body and gets the takedown against the cage. Hrabec works to flatten him out and does. Yousefi landing open palms to the ears and sinks the triangle from mount. Hrabec is able to escape however but Yousefi still on top and lands to the body. Hrabec to his knees and Yousefi takes the back but Hrabec is able to shuck him off. Yousefi now looking for the armbar but again Hrabec escapes. Yousefi on mount and lands a few shots as time runs out. Both men have to be held up by their corners. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Yousefi
Behrang Yousefi defeats Nick Hrabec by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
165lbs- Shane Campbell (12-6) vs. Jose Rodriguez (7-5)
Round 1: Rodriguez with a leg kick and a another and Campbell gets a body lock against the cage. Campbell working for the trip and gets him to the mat. Rodriguez tries to sweep but Campbell stays on top and lands shots. Rodriguez throwing up some hammerfists. Campbell looking to land and Rodriguez continues to fire upward strikes to keep Campbell at bay. Campbell stands and kicks the thighs before dropping a right. Campbell to full mount and looks to land short elbows but Rodriguez doing well to tie up the arms. Campbell has mount but doing very little with it. Rodriguez tries to escape and Campbell takes his back and works for the rear-naked choke. Rodriguez spins to his guard in the final seconds but time runs out before he can take advantage. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Campbell
Round 2: Rodriguez lands a leg kick and follows up with a side kick before Campbell gets the takedown and works to pass to full mount. Campbell postures up and lands a right. Campbell chipping away and Rodriguez trying to answer back from the bottom. Rodriguez looks for the sweep but Campbell keeps top position. Campbell stands but drops right back down and now in full guard. Campbell landing infrequent shots and keeping pressure on Rodriguez. Rodriguez continues to try for sweeps but Campbell postures up and lands a barrage of punches. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Campbell
Round 3: High kick from Campbell blocked and Rodriguez with a leg kick and another. Another high kick from Campbell doesn’t quite meet the mark. Campbell with a leg kick and Rodriguez misses with a combo. Campbell lands a kick to the body and a shot that drops Rodriguez to all fours. Campbell unleashes a huge soccer kick to the ribs and a barrage of punches that force John Braak to step in as Rodriguez is not defending himself.
Shane Campbell defeats Jose Rodriguez by TKO (Kick to the Body and Punches) in Round 3, 1:45
155lbs- Neal Anderson (5-3) vs. Justin Nanaquawetung (5-4)
Round 1: Nanaquawetung with a couple solid leg kicks and a combo followed by another leg kick. Nanaquawetung presses forward with a combo and another leg kick. Anderson answers back with a leg kick of his own and Nanaquwetung with a high kick and a frantic combo but Anderson weathers the storm and knocks Nanaquwetung back. Anderson pounces on top and lands a couple shots from half guard. Anderson with a couple short elbows and Nanaquwetung lands one from the bottom. Anderson postures up and connects and Nanaquawetung regains his full guard and looks for an armbar. Anderson is able to pull his arm free and goes back on the offensive. Anderson to side control and working for a d’arce choke. Nanaquawetung survives and gets back to his feet but eats a knee on the way up. They trade shots and Anderson with a kick to the body and Nanaquwetung responds with a leg kick. Anderson with a combo and a leg kick and they clash with a couple more. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Anderson
Round 2: Anderson with a leg kick and Nanaquawetung fires back and lands a right. Nanaquawetung with another leg kick and Anderson answers back and another. Nanaquawetung lands a right and Anderson comes back with a combo. Anderson lands a knee to the body as Nanaquawetung connects. Straight right lands right on the button for Anderson and Nanaquawetung catches him off balance with a shot but Anderson pops right back up. They tie up against the cage briefly before separating. Nanaquwetung with a high kick blocked by Anderson who responds with a kick to the body. Nanaquwetung lands to the body and follows up with a leg kick. Anderson to the body and a combo. Anderson with a barrage of punches and knees and Nanaquwetung is still standing somehow. Nanaquawetung gets off the cage and Anderson connects. Nanaquawetung lands and Anderson with more leg kicks and another combo. Nanaquawetung looks at his corner and asks for the time. Anderson with another combo as the last 20 seconds wind down. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Anderson
Round 3: Anderson lands right away and Nanaquawetung with a leg kick. Anderson drops him with a combo and jumps on top looking to land a huge flurry to the head and the body. Nanaquawetung again is able to survive and looks for a heel hook but Anderson gets free. Nanaquawetung tries to get on top but Anderson in a gogoplata position is able to keep Nanaquawetung at bay. Anderson locks in a triangle choke before switching to an armbar and finally forcing the tap.
Neal Anderson submits Justin Nanaquawetung by Armbar in Round 3, 1:50
135lbs- Michael Hay (3-1) vs. Rick Pfeifer (5-4)
Round 1: Both men feeling out and Hay opens with a leg kick. Hay ducks a right and gets the body lock. They jockey for position against the cage and Hay lands a couple knees to the body but not much action until Hay gets the body lock takedown to half guard. Hay connects with an elbow and another but Pfeifer is able to replace his guard, stand up and slam Hay to the mat. Hay is able to get his back in a scramble though and works for a rear-naked choke and is able to force the tap.
Michael Hay submits Rick Pfeifer by Rear-Naked Choke in Round 1, 2:50
170lbs- Pat Pytlik (3-0) vs. Cody Sinclair (1-0)
Round 1: Sinclair closes the distance and ties him up against the cage. Sinclair knees the thighs and stomps the foot. Pytlik lands a knee to the mid-section and gets off the cage. Pytlik with the takedown and lands a solid elbow. Pytlik in side control and lands elbows before passing to mount and raining down more elbows. Sinclair can do nothing but cover up and referee Kyle Cardinal has seen enough.
Pat Pytlik defeats Cody Sinclair by TKO (Elbows) in Round 1, 1:48