This is the UFC Fight Night 32 undercard live blog for the UFC Fight Night 32 event at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil.
There will be five fights on the UFC Fight Night 32 undercard. Godofredo Pepey vs. Sam Sicilia, Thiago Perpetuo vs. Omari Akhmedov, Thiago Tavares vs. Justin Salas, Adriano Martins vs. Daron Cruickshank, and Jose Maria Tome vs. Dustin Ortiz will be featured on the prelims.
Check out the UFC Fight Night 32 undercard below.
Jose Maria Tome vs. Dustin Ortiz
Round 1: Kevin MacDonald is the referee for this flyweight fight. An early exchange surprisingly ends with a Tome takedown. Tome nearly gets his back, but Ortiz gets to his feet. They battle in the clinch along the fence, and Tome scores another takedown. Ortiz gets up again, and this time he wins the clinch battle and then resets in the middle of the cage. They clinch, Ortiz bulls him up against the fence, and then lands a huge knee to the groin. Time-out. Tome takes about two minutes before the fight continues. Tome's fires a couple sharp leg kicks. Tome goes for a single, but Ortiz scrambles out of it and ends up taking Tome's back as they hit the ground. Back to the mat. Ortiz scores a takedown in the final minute, but Tome instantly turns it into a guillotine. It's not super-tight, though, so Ortiz manages to wait out the clock. MMAFighting scores the round for Tome, 10-9.
Round 2: Tome throws and misses a wild spinning back fist. He pops Ortiz solid a couple times. Ortiz lands a combo. Ortiz, who's apparently been watching Bobby Green tapes, nails Tome with a low blow of an inside leg lick. MacDonald warns Ortiz. Back to action. A scramble ends in a stalemate. Tome wings a wild right hand. Ortiz is gaining confidence in his striking. He land a right, scores a body lock takedown, and then moves right into side control. Tome rolls out, gets to his feet, they trade wild punches. Tome is cut, not sure where it happened. Another guillotine by Tome in the closing seconds, Ortiz again runs out the clock. Close round. Ortiz looks like he's running out of gas. MMAFighting scores the round for Tome, 10-9 (20-18 overall).
Round 3: Ortiz with a near-instant takedown on the tiring Ortiz. Ortiz tries to work into side control. He's in half-guard now. He moves to a stepover mount, lands several right hands, almost gets his back, lands elbows. Ortiz once again nearly gets his back. Tome rolls out. Ortiz back in side control. Tome turtles. Ortiz lands a series of huge right hands, a couple of which appear to land on the back of the head. MacDonald steps in and stops the fight.
Dustin Ortiz def. Jose Maria Tome via TKO at 3:19 of round three.
Adriano Martins vs. Daron Cruickshank
Round 1: Mario Yamasaki is your referee. Martins is moving forward. Cruickshank is keeping him honest with body kicks. Martins lands a solid left hand and a crisp inside leg kick. Martins pops Cruickshank with a big left which drops him to the left. Cruickshank absorbs a few hammerfists, but shakes it off and works his way back to his feet. Cruickshank seems to have no answer for Martins' big left hand. Cruickshank throws a spinning back fist. Martins lands a left hand. They hit the mat. Martins is in his half-guard. Martins first works for a Kimura, then gets a straight armbar. DC escapes it. Martins is back in half-guard. He works for another Kimura. Very impressive first round for Martins. MMAFighting scores the round for Martins, 10-9.
Round 2: Things aren't getting any better for Cruickshank, who finds himself back on the mat in the early seconds. Martins just barely misses with a huge elbow. DC is doing his best to tie Martins up. Martins to half-guard. Martins again working for the Kimura. After a bit of a struggle, Martins straightens it out and gets the arm bar tight. Cruickshank taps.
Adriano Martins def. Daron Cruickshank via submission (Kimura) at 2:29 of round two.
Thiago Tavares vs. Justin Salas
Round 1: Dan Miragliotta is the referee for this lightweight bout. Tavares throws a high kick. Tavares goes for a takedown, Salas sprawls it and grabs a headlock. Tavares tries to goad him to the ground. We're standing again. Tavares again tries for a takedown. Tavares connects on a solid combo. Salas throws a big right, but Tavares changes levels and scores a takedown. Tavares picks him up off the mat and takes him for a ride and a slam. Salas turns over. Tavares tries to get his back, but Salas throws a pair of crisp elbows. Tavares gets his back anyway. He gets a rear-naked choke and a quick tap, as the crowd in Brazil goes wild.
Thiago Tavares def. Justin Salas vis submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:38 of round one.
Thiago Perpetuo vs. Omari Akhmedov
Round 1: Kevin MacDonald is your referee for this middleweight bout. An accidental headbutt causes Akhmedov to fall backwards. Perpetuo lands a big series of hammerfists. But the unbeaten Akhmedov does an impressive job of getting back to his feet and clearing the cobwebs. They're clinched along the fence. Akhmedov with a takedown, back to their feet. Perpetuo with a big right hand that rocks Akhmedov backwards, but somehow Akhmedov ends the scramble on Perpetuo's back and with a rear-naked choke. Perpetuo escapes, they're back to his feet, and Perpetuo gets a double-leg and a takedown. Then, a crazy finish after they get back to their feet: Perpetuo cracks Akhmedov, chases after him, but gets met with a huge left to the jaw by the backpedaling Akhmedov and knocked out. Wild fight.
Omari Akmedov def. Thiago Perpetuo via knockout at 3:31 of round one.
Godofredo Pepey vs. Sam Sicilia
Round 1: Dan Miragliotta is the referee for this featherweight fight. Pepey works a single. He turns it into a high-crotch takedown, but Sicilia immediately moves into top control. Sicilia stands, evades an an upkick, dives in, gets back up, and drops a huge right hand. Sicilia pounces, lands eight more right hands and puts Pepey out.
Sam Sicilia def. Godofredo Pepey via TKO at 1:42 of round one.