UFC 127 Prelim Results: Warburton vs Jewtuszko, Zhang vs Reinhardt, Hunt vs Tuchscherer

Written by Michael Lambarde on Feb. 26, 2011

Curt Warburton vs. Maciej Jewtuszko
Round 1: Front kick by Jewtuszko, but he misses. Another head kick misses. Both fighters are extremely cautious in the early going. Warburton lands a punch and gets a takedown. On top in guard, Warburton with elbows the head from guard. Warburton passes to half guard. Jewtuszko is active from the bottom. Big right hand from Warburton from the top in half guard. Jewtuszko uses good leg movement to get back to full guard, but is greeted by a sharp Warburton right hand. 10-9 Warburton.

Round 2: Spinning-back fist by Jewtuszko, but he misses. Uppercut by Jewtuszko as Warburton steps coming forward. Warburton lands a solid right hand. The fighters clinch against the cage and Warburton get a takedown. Jewtuszko rolls for an ankle and gets back to feet after failing. A hard low kick connects for Warburton. Jewtuszko find his target with a flying knee. Another uppercut lands for Jewtuszko and Warburton gets a takedown into half guard. Back in full guard. Punches by Warburton to finish the round. 10-9 Warburton.

Round 3: A spinning-back elbow connects for Jewtuszko. Jewtuszko is being more active, jabbing the head of his prey. Nice one-two from Jewtuszko as he waves his hands, wanting action from opponent. Jewtuszko comes forward with punches but gets thrown to the ground into side control. Jewtuszko gets to his knees and stands momentarily before being put back down. Jewtuszko on his back as fight ends. 10-9 Jewtuszko.

Official decision: 29-28 on all cards to Warburton, the winner by unanimous decision.

Mark Hunt vs. Chris Tuchscherer
Round 1
: A huge left from Hunt, but he misses. Tuchscherer immediately drops levels for a takedown, but he has nothing. A shot from Tuchscherer sends Hunt backwards, but he drops Tuchscherer with a huge right. Hunt allows him to stand up. Another big hook from Hunt. Hunt is teeing off with lefts and rights and there’s a big cut on Tuchscherer. Doctor is looking at it but lets it go. Tuchscherer gets a single-leg takedown and moves to side control. Hunt escapes a kimura and eats a few elbows from Tuchscherer, who is bleeding heavily. 10-9 Hunt.

Round 2: An overhand left misses for Hunt. The former K-1 kickboxing champion lands short right uppercut. Tuchscherer smiles. Hunt misses with big uppercut as forces Tuchscherer to retreat. Hunt then connects on a jab, short-right uppercut combo for the knockout win at the 1:41 mark.

Tie Quan Zhang vs. Jason Reinhardt
Round 1: Referee Steve Perceval is in charge of this featherweight affair. Reinhardt comes straight at Zhang and eats an uppercut. The American throws a low kick and eats a counter left hand. Reinhardt changes levels and Zhang snares his trademark submission, the guillotine choke. Reinhardt resists momentarily, taps out and goes to sleep before Zhang releases the hold. The official time is 48 seconds of the opening round.

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