May 15, 2012; Fairfax, VA, USA; A general view of the octagon during the Korean zombie vs Poirier event at Patriot Center. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

UFC Fight Night 29 Results and Thoughts


UFC Fight Night 29 proved to be an intriguing night of fights.

Here are your quick results:

 

  • Jake Shields def. Demian Maia via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
  • Dong Hyun Kim def. Erick Silva via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 3:01
  • Thiago Silva def. Matt Hamill via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)
  • Fabio Maldonado def Joey Beltran via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Rousimar Palhares def. Mike Pierce via submission (ankle lock) – Round 1, 0:31
  • Raphael Assuncao def. T.J. Dillashaw via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Igor Araujo def. Ildemar Alcantara via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Yan Cabral def. David Mitchell via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Chris Cariaso def. Iliarde Santos via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:31
  • Alan Patrick def. Garett Whiteley via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:54

Big Winner: Dong Hyun Kim. His knockout victory over the home town star, Silva, proved to not only be a highlight victory, but a great fight as well.

Big Loser: Rousimar Palhares. Tough to call him a loser with such a big victory, however there was no doubt that he kept the submission on for too long. That kind of poor sportsmanship is never a good thing, especially in the world of MMA.

The Real Big Winner: The winner of Carlos Condit/Matt Brown. Yes, Jake Shields was victorious, but he proved once again that even in victory you can be a loser. His “smothering” style led to more yawns than cheers.

 

Tags: Demian Maia Jake Shields Mixed Martial Arts MMA UFC