Germany’s Dennis Siver (21-8) put on a show in his second outing at featherweight, dominating Nam Phan and showing off a complete arsenal en route to a 30-24, 30-25, 30-26 decision.
Silver, whose day job is BMW mechanic, was on fire in the first round, lashing Phan (18-12) with kicks and punches. He bloodied Phan up on the floor in the second and third round to improve his UFC record to 10-5.
Lightweight Daron (Detroit Superstar) Cruickshank felled Henry (Sicario) Martinez with a highlight-reel head kick at 2:57 at of the second round. Martinez crumpled while Cruickshank (12-2) stood in place, throwing his arms up in victory before doing a backflip.
A bloody Martinez had to be led back to his corner after a first round that saw him survive a prolonged pummelling at the fence after eating a kick to the body and then, later in the round, a kick to the head.
Whatever Martinez (9-3) was paid for the fight wasn’t enough, considering the punishment he took. Especially since he forfeited 20 per cent of his purse to Cruickshank after failing to make the 156-pound limit Friday.
Bantamweight Scott (Young Guns) Jorgensen (14-6) choked out John (Prince) Albert (7-4) with one second left in the first round after a back-and-forth entertaining scrap that saw both men show off their ground game.
Jorgensen and Albert won $65,000 each as a fight of the night bonus. Jorgensen won another 65k for submission of the night.
UFC newcomer Abel (Killa) Trujillo (10-4) stopped lightweight Marcus (The Prospect) LeVesseur by TKO at 3:56 of the second round with a string of nasty knees to the body of his turtled opponent.
LeVesseur (22-7) only found out Friday he was back on the card. His fight was pulled five days ago when opponent Michael Chiesa fell ill but was summoned back when Trujillo’s opponent — Tim (The Dirty Bird) Means — fell in the sauna and hit his head.
Lightweight Ramsey Nijem (8-2) ended Joe Proctor’s four-fight win streak with a 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 decision that saw Proctor (8-2) survive a front kick that put him down in the first round.
Brazilian bantamweight Raphael Assuncao (18-4) handed Mike (The Hulk) Easton (13-2) his first loss in the UFC after three wins, earning a 29-28, 30-27, 30-27 decision despite breaking the radius bone in his arm in the first round.
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