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UFC Fight Night 17 Play-By-Play Results

Results of UFC Fight Night 17: Lauzon vs. Stephens from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida.

Fight #1 - Luigi Fioravanti (171) vs. Anthony Johnson (171)

R1: Fioravanti throws a fast combo that doesn't connect. Johnson lands an inside leg kick. Fioravanti lands answers with a leg kick. He throws another combo that Johnson avoids. Johnson lands a leg kick that stumbles his American Top Team opponent. Johnson throws a roundhouse kick that's blocked. Johnson continues to attack with leg kicks. Fioravanti is looking to catch a kick and counter with a punch. Fioravanti shoots at 1:45 but Johnson defends, and they're in clinch against the cage. Johnson is hit with a knee directly on the groin. Johnson shakes it off and the fight is back on with 1:18 left. Johnson lands a punch that momentarily drops Fioravanti. Sensing his opponent is hurt, Johnson moves in with a flurry of punches. Johnson drops Fioravanti and fires away with more punches. The referee stops the fight.

Johnson wins via TKO (punches) - R1 (4:39)

Fight #2 - Mac Danzig (154.5) vs. Josh Neer (156)

R1: Danzig throws a high kick but slips. Neer comes in to attack. Danzig lands a nice uppercut. Danzig throws another high kick that misses. They clinch. Danzig lands nice jabs and connects with a right. Neer is bleeding. Danzig lands punches. Neer throws knees to Danzig's body. Danzig is outboxing Neer. They clinch and Neer lands knees to body. Danzig drops Neer with a right at 1:29. Neer attempts the triangle choke and then a omoplata. Danzig spins out. Neer backs Danzig with punches. Neer is doing the Diaz brothers' arms-out taunt. They swing. Awesome first round. scores the round 10-9 for Danzig.

R2: Neer comes out punching confidently. Danzig shoots at 4:38 but pulls guard. Neer drops heavy elbows. Danzig tries to escape. More elbows from Neer and he moves to side mount. Danzig escapes but gets his back taken shortly after. Neer looks for an armbar but Danzig escapes into Neer's halfguard. Neer goes to closed guard. Neer attempts the triangle choke again. Neer goes for the armbar and then back to the triangle choke. Danzig tries to escape but he's forced to tap.

Neer wins via submission (triangle choke) - R2 (3:36)

Fight #3 - Cain Velasquez (239) vs. Denis Stojnic (246)

R1: Stojnic swings for the fences. Velasquez clinches and works knees to Stojnic's thighs. Velasquez throws a kick that lands under Stojnic's arm. Velasquez muscles in and lands a knee in clinch. Velasquez connects on punches. Stojnic covers up and Velasquez tees off with punches and knees. Stojnic pushes Velasquez off at 2:30. Velasquez comes back with more punches and knees. Velasquez continues to land punches and knees. Velasquez works leg kicks. Velasquez rocks Stojnic with a right. Stojnic is simply banking on a knockout win but he's swinging too wildly for any punches to connect. The more technical Velasquez makes his opponent pay. scores the fight 10-9 for Velasquez.

R2: Velasquez goes right back to work with punches and knees. Stojnic pulls down for a guillotine choke attempt. Velasquez escapes and goes to side mount. Velasquez drops elbows. Stojnic gives up his back. Velasquez rains down right punches. Stojnic rolls to give Velasquez side mount. Velasquez with more elbows. Stojnic turtles and Velasquez drops punches. The fight is stopped, anticlimactically, as Stojnic didn't put up much of a defense.

Velasquez wins via TKO (punches) - R2 (2:34)

Fight #4 - Joe Lauzon (156) vs. Jeremy Stephens (156)

R1: Stephens throw a big right that's blocked. Lauzon goes to the floor and looks to sweep. They stand up in clinch. Stephens throws a knee. Lauzon drops for a leglock but Stephens escapes. Lauzon takes down Stephens, who closes his guard. Lauzon drops elbows. Lauzon climbs into halfguard and then full mount. Lauzon goes for the armbar with 1:50 left. Stephens escapes into Lauzon's guard. Stephens drops heavy punches. Lauzon weathers the strikes. Lauzon stands up but gets slammed. The round ends with Stepehens in Lauzon's closed guard. scores the round 10-9 for Stephens.

R2: Stephens misses a kick and has a right hand blocked, but he lands a leg kick. Stephens swings away. Lauzon puts Stephens on his back with a fireman's carry takedown. Lauzon passes to side mount. Lauzon takes full mount at 2:32. Lauzon throws elbows and punches. Lauzon takes Stephens' back. Stephens escapes into Lauzon's guard. Stephens connects with strikes. An elbow cuts open Lauzon. Lauzon turns Stephens over and Lauzon has side control, and then full mount. Lauzon attempts the armbar and Stephens taps.

Lauzon wins via submission (armbar) - R2 (4:43)

Preliminary Bouts:

1. Matt Riddle (171) def. Steve Bruno (171) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

2. Nick Catone (184) def. Derek Downey (185.5) via sub (keylock) - R2 (1:15)

3. Gleison Tibau (155.5) def. Rich Clementi (156) via sub (guillotine) - R1 (4:35)

4. Matt Veach (156) def. Matt Grice (156) via TKO (punches) - R1 (4:34)

5. Dan Miller (186) def. Jake Rosholt (185.5) via sub (guillotine) - R1 (1:03)

6. Kurt Pellegrino (155) def. Rob Emerson (153.5) via sub (strikes) - R2 (3:14)

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