Welcome to the MMANews.com live coverage page for tonight’s UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto event, which comes to us live from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. Updates will begin with the first preliminary bout and continue throughout the evening, covering each fight on the prelim and pay-per-view cards. FOX Sports 1 Preliminary Card FIGHT #1: Chris Wade (7-1) vs. Cain Carrizosa (6-0) Round 1: The horn sounds and here we go.
Wade gets a big takedown early and is now controlling Cain against the cage. Wade is looking to take Cain’s back as Cain is trying to stand up. Wade slaps on a guillotine choke and taps him out. That didn’t take long. Chris Wade def. Cain Carrizosa via Submission (guillotine choke) at 1:12 of Round 1. FIGHT #2: Ruan Potts (8-2) vs. Anthony Hamilton (12-3) Round 1: Potts misses with a leg kick attempt. Seconds later, Hamilton scores a big takedown on Potts.
Hamilton and Potts quickly scramble back to their feet. Potts catches Hamilton coming in with a good right hand. Hamilton clinches with Potts and pushes him up against the cage. Hamilton manages to get Potts back down to the mat. Hamilton steps back and lets Potts get up. Potts stays on the ground and challenges Hamilton to fight him there. The referee forces Potts to get back up, as Hamilton just stood and waited for him. Back on the feet, Potts misses a high kick attempt.
Three minutes left in this first round. Hamilton catches Potts with a solid uppercut. Hamilton catches Potts with a heavy middle kick and follows up with a right hand. Hamilton with another big takedown. Hamilton has Potts up against the cage and is in Potts’ half guard. Potts is looking for a kimura from the bottom. Hamilton is throwing big body punches from the top. He switches to elbows, prmopting the referee to warn him for 12-6 elbows.
Hamilton stands up, backs up and lets Potts get back to his feet yet again. Hamilton takes Potts right back to the mat as soon as he stands up. Potts looks for a guillotine immediately, but Hamilton easily escapes. Hamilton lands one shot and then stands up and waits for Potts to get back up. He’s done that four times this round, seemingly looking to win on points with takedowns. Potts comes in swinging wildly but nothing lands. Potts lands a good kick.
Hamilton pushes Potts up against the fence and the buzzer sounds to end the first round. Easy round to score. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Anthony Hamilton. Round 2: We’re back from the commercial and we see a replay from round one of Potts landing right on the top of his head during one of the takedowns. The second round begins with Hamilton pushing Potts up against the cage. Potts tries for an elbow standing, but Hamilton ducks under it and takes him down.
Once again, Hamilton stands up and backs up. The crowd boos as Hamilton stands in front of Potts waiting for him to get back up. With both guys standing once again, Potts throws a couple of leg kicks. Potts goes high with a kick but Hamilton avoids it. Hamilton takes Potts down with ease. Potts is working the butterfly guard from the bottom. Hamilton passes to Potts’ half guard. Hamilton has Potts wedged up against the fence, but isn’t doing much from the top position.
Three minutes remaining in the second round. Hamilton is working some punches to the body of Potts from the top. He’s firing away and Potts’ side is starting to get pretty red and beaten up. The referee keeps yelling at the guys to work to finish. Now the ref is warning Potts. Show me something Ruan! he says repeatedly as Hamilton continues to smash away at Potts’ ribs. Really not the type of shots that you stop a fight over, however the referee is warning him pretty seriously that he will.
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