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UFC 146 Preliminary Card Recap

UFC 146 hit the mean streets of Vegas on Saturday and the preliminary reports are in.

Mike Brown def. Daniel Pineda by Unanimous Decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)

Mike Brown

“I feel good the job is done. There was nothing fancy out there but its another paycheck and another ‘W’.”

Daniel Pineda

“He’s a strong fighter. Everyone was telling me how strong he was and they were all right. Once I was on the bottom I could feel his strength. I did my best. Congrats to Mike.”

Glover Teixeira def. Kyle Kingsbury by Submission (Arm Triangle) at 1:53 of Round 1

Kyle Kingsbury

“Glover caught me with a good one and I was on the defensive from there on out. He was faster than I expected… Faster than he looked on tape.”

Glover Teixeira

“I’m really happy a debut in the UFC feels like my debut in MMA. It was that exciting to me. I’m just so happy to be here and after Dana’s speech last night I just went out there and decided to go for it. I wanted him to remember my fight, and me.”

Paul Sass def. Jacob Volkmann by submission (triangle/arm bar) at 1:54 of Round 1

Paul Sass

“I thought this was a big test. I trained two to three times a day with no breaks. This is my biggest victory by far. I never get nervous for fights but today fighting in Las Vegas in the fight capital of the world at the MGM Grand I was definately nervous. I thought toward the end of the submission he might be able to slip out but I was able to seal it up and get the win.”

Jacob Volkmann

“What is there to take away from this fight. I had my elbows out and he got me in a triangle. Not much I can say.”

Dan Hardy def. Duane “Bang” Ludwig by KO at 3:51 of Round 1

Dan Hardy

“It felt great out there. You can put all the work in and if it goes wrong for 15 minutes then none of it matters. I’ve had a bad run. I took some time off and then I changed everything – new team, new training. It feels great. When you connect with the right shot you know its over. I put my arms up in celebration a little prematurely but when he looked back up I wasn’t going to let it slip away so I went in and got the finish.”

Duane Ludwig

“I got reaching with my right hand. I want to get back in there as soon as possible.”

 C.B. Dollaway def. Jason “Mayhem” Miller by Unanimous Decision (29-28,30-26,29-28)

CB Dollaway

“It’s been a long road after the injury. Twentyone days in crutches and a four month recovery afterwards but I wanted a tough fight. I’m not getting any younger so I took the fight with Mayhem. I watched a lot of video of him and I expected his antics.  He’ll have a lot of excuses to come up with after all the trash he talked. I knew I had to get in and get the take down. I got caught a couple of times but I’ve been hit and hurt before. You have to find a way to recover and get the win and I was able to.”

Jamie Varner def. Edson Barboza by TKO at 3:23 of Round 1

Jamie Varner

“Hitting rock bottom definitely lit a fire in me. I was burnt out on fighting but I figured Michael Jordan retired a few times. I’m finding my way back and I’m happy to be here. It’s surreal. I built this guy up to be a monster. In my mind it was David vs. Goliath. I had so many people doubting me and hating me but I just tuned it out and was able to overcome it.”

Edson Barboza

“I’m going to watch the video and see where I made the mistakes then correct them and come back stronger.”

Darren Elkins def. Diego Brandao by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Darren Elkins

“I got more of a confidence when I saw I could strike with him. I felt him gassing and my plan coming into this was to let him throw in the first round and slow it down in the second and third. I’m happy to be moving up in the division and now that I’m at 3-0 I’m sure they’ll give me a step up fight next and I’ll be ready when they do.”

Diego Brandao

“I’m gonna try and change my head. He beat me in the mental game. I need to be more focused out there so I’m going to work on that.”

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