UFC on FX 3 Post Fight Coverage

The UFC provided SwoleScience the opportunity to attend UFC on FX 3 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which was an exciting card filled with dynamic finishes. Although the return to South Florida was not quite the ticket seller the UFC was looking for, the action was nothing short of spectacular with several great endings. In order to cover the fight we sent one of our featured professional mixed martial artists- Josh Mercado, to personally cover the fight along with exclusive cage side photographs. Check out the main fight card analysis, full fight card results, and exclusive pictures by reading more below…

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Wineland v. Jorgensen

Eddie Wineland took a win over Scott Jorgensen with a beautifully executed right hand.  Jorgensen couldn’t quite close the distance and Wineland executed a fantastic game plan keeping the smaller, quicker wrestler at bay. Wineland has had trouble in the past with the likes of Benavidez and Faber, but with his improved takedown defense it looks like he may be climbing back up the ranks of the Bantamweight division. Look for Jorgensen to bounce back in his next fight due to his consistently showcased ability to improve and return better than before.

Pyle v. Neer

Mike Pyle finished Josh Neer with a first round knockout.  Pyle looked he was in excellent condition,  and was able to catch his adversary in an explosive knockout that showcased the true unpredictability of this sport. Pyle will have a step up in competition in his next fight after a close decision loss to Koscheck and this KO victory. Neer just signed a new four-year deal with the company, so he probably won’t be going anywhere any time soon.

Silva v. Brenneman

Erick Silva defeated Charlie Brenneman via first round submission.  The first round submission came from a beautifully executed rear naked choke and proved that Erick Silva is one of the most dynamic up and coming fighters in the Welterweight division. Fighting out of the Black House MMA gym in LA, Silva trains with greatness on a daily basis.  He is surrounded by Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, the Nogueira brothers, and countless others. Brenneman is a good wrestler, with moderate stand up, but needs to improve leaps and bounds if he seeks to move beyond the impending status of mid tier fighter, or ‘gatekeeper’.

Johnson v. McCall

Demetrious Johnson defeated Ian McCall via unanimous decision. Unlike the more balanced first match, this bout was particularly one-sided. Johnson was the more aggressive striker and seemed to have the advantage in the grappling. These significant factors as well as dominating and dictating the pace and action of the fight allowed him to secure the decision. This win paves the way for Johnson to take on Benavidez for the inaugural Flyweight belt in a few months. Look for McCall to be back with a vengeance as time progresses with his iron chin, great grappling and very solid stand up.  The UFC’s newest weight class is going to be a flashy and explosive one and we cannot wait for all the new talent to appear as the Flyweight division progresses in integrating new fighters.

– Papa Swole and Young Swole

Exclusive SwoleScience.com Cage Side Photographs by Josh Mercado


Full Card Results

Preliminary Card (Facebook)

  • Welterweight bout: United States Jake Hecht vs. Canada Sean Pierson
Pierson defeated Hecht via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
  • Lightweight bout: United States Henry Martinez vs. Brazil Bernardo Magalhães
Martinez defeated Magalhães via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28).

Preliminary Card (Fuel TV)

  • Middleweight bout: United States Buddy Roberts vs. Brazil Caio Magalhaes
Roberts defeated Magalhães via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28).
  • Lightweight bout: United States Tim Means vs. United States Justin Salas
Means defeated Salas via TKO (strikes) at 1:06 of round one.
  • Bantamweight bout: United States Dustin Pague vs. United States Jared Papazian
Pague defeated Papazian via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:21 of round one.
  • Featherweight bout: United States Leonard Garcia vs. United States Matt Grice
Grice defeated Garcia via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
  • Welterweight bout: United States Seth Baczynski vs. United States Lance Benoist
Baczynski defeated Benoist via split decision (27–30, 29–28, 29–28).
  • Welterweight bout: United States Mike Pierce vs. Brazil Carlos Eduardo Rocha
Pierce defeated Eduardo Rocha via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).

Main Card (FX)

  • Bantamweight bout: United States Eddie Wineland vs. United States Scott Jorgensen
Wineland defeated Jorgensen via KO (punches) at 4:10 of round 2.
  • Welterweight bout: United States Mike Pyle vs. United States Josh Neer
Pyle defeated Neer via KO (punch) at 4:56 of round 1.
  • Welterweight bout: Brazil Erick Silva vs. United States Charlie Brenneman
Silva defeated Brenneman via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:33 of round 1.
  • Flyweight bout: United States Demetrious Johnson vs. United States Ian McCall
Johnson defeated McCall via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 29–28).

Josh Mercado Lands a Kick

Josh Mercado is a versatile and incredibly talented professional mixed martial artist with: 6 years of experience in the combat sports world, and versed in Muay thai, brazilian jiu jitsu and total Mixed Martial Arts. Josh is a Brown Belt in MMA, standing at 5’6 and weighing 125-135 pounds. Check out Josh’s other SwoleScience collaborations- Increasing punching powerStand Up Combinations and StrategyKick Drills and Darce Choke, and Basic MMA Strategy.

Josh is currently 4-1-0 in Professional Mixed Martial Arts, and continues to rise through the mixed martial arts ranks towards his goal of becoming a world champion.

-Papa Swole

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