2012 MMA major event results
Saturday, March 3
Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey, Sydney, Australia: Strikeforce women’s bantamweight title: Ronda Rousey def. Miesha Tate, submission (armbar), 4:27 R1 (Rousey wins title); United States K.J. Noons vs. United States Josh Thomson Josh Thomson def. K.J. Noons, unanimous decision; Kazuo Misaki def. Paul Daley, split decision; Lumumba Sayers def. Scott Smith, submission (guillotine choke), 1:34 R1; Ronaldo Souza def. Bristol Marunde, submission (arm-triangle choke), 2:43 R3; Sarah Kaufman def. Alexis Davis, majority decision; Roger Bowling def. Brandon Saling, TKO (punches), 1:15 R2; Pat Healy def. Caros Fodor, submission (arm-triangle choke), 3:35 R3; Ryan Couture def. Conor Heun, TKO (punches), 2:52 R3.
Friday, March 2
UFC on FX 2, Sydney, Australia: Shawn Jordan def. Thompson, TKO (knee and punches), 3:53 R2; Daniel Pineda def. Mackens Semerzier, submission (triangle/armbar), 2:05 R1; TJ Waldburger def. Jake Hecht, submission (armbar), 0:55 R1; Andrew Craig def. Kyle Noke, unanimous decision; Steven Siler def. Cole Miller, unanimous decision; Anthony Perosh def. Nick Penner, TKO (punches), 4:59 R1; James Te Huna def. Aaron Rosa, TKO (punches), 2:08 R1; Cyprus Philippou def. Court McGee, unanimous decision; Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall fought to a majority draw. Fight was initially incorrectly scored as a majority decision win for Johnson; Joe Benavidez def. Yasuhiro Urushitani, TKO (punches), 0:11 R2; Martin Kampmann def. Thiago Alves, submission (guillotine choke), 4:12 R1.
Saturday, Feb. 26
UFC 144, Tokyo, Japan: Issei Tamura def. Tiequan Zhang, KO (punch), 0:32 R2; Chris Cariaso def. Takeya Mizugaki, unanimous decision; Riki Fukuda def. Steve Cantwell via unanimous decision; Vaughan Lee def. Norifumi Yamamoto, submission (armbar), 4:29 R1; Takanori Gomi def. Eiji Mitsuoka, TKO (punches), 2:21 R2; Anthony Pettis def. Joe Lauzon, KO (head kick & punches), 1:21 R1; Hatsu Hioki def. Bart Palazewski, unanimous decision; Tim Boetsch def. Yushin Okami, TKO (punches), 0:54 R3; Jake Shields def. Yoshihiro Akiyama, unanimous decision; Mark Hunt def. Cheick Kongo, TKO (punches), 2:11 R1; Ryan Bader def. Quinton Jackson, unanimous decision; UFC lightweight title: Ben Henderson def. Frankie Edgar, unanimous decision (Henderson wins title).
Wednesday, Feb. 15
UFC on Fuel, Omaha, Nebraska: Tim Means def. Bernardo Magalhaes, unanimous decision; Justin Salas def. Anton Kuivanen, unanimous decision; Jonathan Brookins def. Vagner Rocha, KO (punches), 1:32 R1; Ivan Menjivar def. John Albert, submission (rear-naked choke), 3:45 R1; T.J. Dillashaw def. Walel Watson, unanimous decision; Stipe Miocic def. Phil De Fries, KO (punches), 0:43 R1; Ronny Markes def. Aaron Simpson, split decision; Stefan Struve def. Dave Herman, TKO (punches), 3:52 R2; Jake Ellenberger def. Diego Sanchez, unanimous decision.
Saturday, Feb. 4
UFC 143, Las Vegas: Stephen Thompson def. Dan Stittgen, KO (head kick), 4:13 R1; Rafael Natal def. Michael Kuiper, unanimous decision; Matthew Riddle def. Henry Martinez, split decision; Matt Brown def. Chris Cope, TKO (punches), 1:19 R2; Edwin Figueroa def. Alex Caceres, split decision, Caceres was penalized two points for kicks to the groin; Dustin Poirier def. Max Holloway, submission (mounted triangle armbar), 3:23 R1; Ed Herman def. Clifford Starks, submission (rear-naked choke), 1:43 R2; Renan Barão def. Scott Jorgensen, unanimous decision; Josh Koscheck def. Mike Pierce, split decision; Fabricio Werdum def. Roy Nelson, unanimous decision; UFC interim welterweight title: Carlos Condit def. Nick Diaz, unanimous decision.
Saturday, Jan. 28
UFC on Fox 2, Chicago, Ill.: Chris Camozzi def. Dustin Jacoby, submission (guillotine choke), 1:08 R3; Lavar Johnson def. Joey Beltran, KO (punches), 4:24 R1; Michael Johnson def. Shane Roller, unanimous decision; Charles Oliveira def. Eric Wisely, submission (calf-slicer), 1:43 R1; Cub Swanson def. George Roop, TKO (punches) 2:22 R2; Mike Russow def. John-Olav Einemo, unanimous decision); Evan Dunham Dunham def. Nik Lentz, TKO (doctor stoppage), 5:00 R2; Chris Weidman def. Demian Maia, unanimous decision; Chael Sonnen def. Michael Bisping, unanimous decision; Rashad Evans def. Phil Davis, unanimous decision. Friday, Jan. 20
UFC on FX, Nashville: Nick Denis def. Joseph Sandoval, KO, 0:22 R1; Daniel Pineida def. Pat Schilling, submission (rear naked choke), 1:37 R1; Fabricio Camoes def. Tom Hayden, submission (rear naked choke), 4:03 R1; Charlie Brenneman def. Daniel Roberts, unanimous decision; Khabid Nurmagomedov def. Kamal Shalorus, submission (rear naked choke), 2:08 R3; Jorge Rivera def. eric Schafer, TKO, 1:31 R2; Pat Barry def. Christian Morecroft, KO, 3:38 R1; Mike Easton def. Jared Papazian, majority decision; Josh Neer def. Duane Ludwig, submission (guillotine choke), 3:04 R1; Jim Miller def. Melvin Guillard, submission (rear naked choke); 2:04 R1.
Saturday, Jan. 14
UFC 142, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Felipe Arantes def. Antonio Carvalho, unanimous decision’ Mike Pyle def. Ricardo Funch, TKO, 1:22 R1; Yuri Alcantara def. Michihiro Omigawa, unanimous decision; Gabriel Gonzaga def. Ednaldo Oliveria, submission (rear naked choke), 3:22 R1; Thiago Taveres def. Sam Stout, unanimous decision’ Edson Barboza def. Terry Etim, 2:02 R3; Carlo Pater def. Erick Silva. DQ, 0:29 R1’ Rousimar Palhares def. Mike Massenzio, submission (heel hook), 1:03 R1; Vitor Belfort def. Anthony Johnson, submission (rear naked choke), 4:49 R1; UFC featherweight title: Jose Aldo Jr. def. Chad Mendes, KO, 4:59 R1 (Aldo retains title).
Saturday, Jan. 7
Strikeforce, Las Vegas: Estevan Payan def. Alonso Martinez, unanimous decision; Ricky Legere def. Christopher Spang, unanimous decision; Gian Villante def. Trevor Smith, TKO, 1:05 R1; Nah-Shon Burrell def. James Terry, split decision; Tarec Saffediene def. Tyler Stinson, split decision; Tyron Woodley def. Jordan Mein, split decision; Mo Lawal def. Lorenz Larkin, KO, 1:48 R1; Strikeforce middleweight championship: Luke Rockhold def. Keith Jardine, TKO, 4:26 R1 (Rockhold retains title).