Woodley, Dunham impressive on UFC 156 FX prelims

Saturday, February 02, 2013

It wasn’t pretty, and it’s unlikely to occupy much space on his highlight reel, but Evan Dunham outlasted fellow lightweight Gleison Tibau and picked up a split-decision victory.

Dunham simply soldiered through fatigue and finished strong to win over two of the night’s three judges.

The lightweight bout closed out the preliminary card of Saturday’s UFC 156 event at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. It aired on FX after additional prelims on Facebook and prior to the pay-per-view main card.

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If Tyron Woodley was looking to make a statement on behalf of Strikeforce, consider it made.

If he was looking to rebound after a rough knockout loss his most recent time out, consider it done.

Woodley wasted no time and delivered a brutal 36-second knockout of Jay Hieron, knocking the veteran down and pouncing before leaving him out cold on the canvas.

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Yves Edwards Vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Yves Edwards Yves Edwards
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 153 (69.4 kg)
Record 42-18-1
Team Thug Jitsu

VS

Name Isaac Vallie-Flagg Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Height 5′ 8″ (172.72 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 13-3-1
Team  
 
 
 
 
 
-Isaac Vallie-Flagg defeated Yves Edwards by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jacob Volkmann Vs. Bobby Green
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Jacob Volkmann Jacob Volkmann
Height 5′ 9″ (175.26 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 15-3-0
Team Minnesota Martial Arts

VS

Name Bobby Green Bobby Green
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 155 (70.31 kg)
Record 18-5-0
Team  
 
 
 
 
 -Bobby Green defeated Jacob Volkmann by Submission (RNC, 3rd Round, 4:25)

Tyron Woodley Vs. Jay “The Thoroughbred” Hieron
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Tyron Woodley Tyron Woodley
Height 5′ 9″ (175.26 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 12-1-0
Team  

VS

Name Jay Hieron Jay Hieron
Height 6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 20-6-0
Team Xtreme Couture
 
 
 
 
 
-Tyron Woodley defeated Jay Hieron by KO (Punches, 1st Round, 0:36)

Gleison Tibau Vs. Evan Dunham
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Gleison Tibau Gleison Tibau
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 155 (70.31 kg)
Record 24-8-0
Team  

VS

Name Evan Dunham Evan Dunham
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 155 (70.31 kg)
Record 13-3-0
Team  
 
 
 
 
 
-Evan Dunham defeated Gleison Tibau by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)