Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. St. Preux.

Tonight’s card comes to us from the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine and is the first UFC event to take place in the state. Action airs on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2.

Now, on the fights! Remember to keep hitting refresh for the latest results.


In early action:

Frankie Saenz def. Nolan Ticman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Tom Watson def. Sam Alvey via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Sara McMann def. Lauren Murphy via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jussier Formiga def. Zach Makovsky via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Thiago Tavares vs. Robbie Peralta

We begin the main card with featherweight action, as Thiago Tavares (18-5-1) takes on Robbie Peralta (18-4).

Round 1: This marks Tavares’ debut at featherweight. They exchange right hands and Tavares shoots for a takedown. Nice single-leg takedown directly into side-control for Tavares. Peralta back to his feet, but Tavares grapples him right back down and locks in both hooks. Tavares flattens him out and is unloading with shots to the head. Peralta trying to cover up right in front of the ref with over three minutes to go in the round. Tavares back to working for a rear-naked choke, as he still has mount. Again he flattens out Peralta and tees off with shots. Peralta is in trouble, as he gets mounted. He’s doing a nice job of tying up Tavares now and limiting the damage. Tavares again with the mount and lands a nasty elbow. Tavares continues to work for the choke, as he has both hooks in again and secures the submission.

Thiago Tavares def. Robbie Peralta via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:27 of Round 1

Shawn Jordan vs. Jack May

We head to the heavyweight division for our next contest, as former LSU football player Shawn Jordan (15-6) takes on Jack May (7-1).

Round 1: May quickly backs Jordan up against the fence, but is unable to do any damage. Jordan doing a nice job of moving side-to-side to avoid shots from the taller May, peppering him with his own strikes. May shows his athletic ability, snapping off a head kick attempt and follows with a shot that has opened a cut over the eye of Jordan. They clinch and Jordan gains the advantage, but is reversed and they separate. Jordan back to getting on the bike and trying to avoid punishing shots. Jordan with a right, but May answers with a kick to the body. Jordan shoots and scores with a double-leg takedown.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for May

Round 2: May is doing a lot of damage to the face of Jordan, as it appears each shot leaves another blood trail. May lands with a hook and Jordan is stunned. May goes on the attack, trying to finish this fight, but Jordan drops and scores with a takedown. He immediately goes to the mount and is now in side control. Much better round for Jordan, as he survived the onslaught and finished strong with the takedown.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Jordan

Round 3: Jordan with another takedown after catching a knee, taking the back and pounding away with shots. Jordan has his hooks in and is working to stretch May out and finish him. He lands a nice elbow to the head and is working for a potential choke attempt. A strong position for Jordan to dominate, as May is defenseless for the most part from his strikes. The ref is telling May to do something or he’ll finish this one and that is what he does after Jordan continues to pepper him.

Shawn Jordan def. Jack May via TKO (strikes) at 2:03 of Round 3

Seth Baczynski vs. Alan Jouban

We head to the welterweight division for our next fight, as Seth Baczynski (19-11) welcomes former model Alan Jouban (9-2) to the UFC.

Round 1: Very calm start for the debuting Jouban, but Baczynski is frustrating him a bit with his defense. Jouban counters with shots to the body. Baczynski controlling the center of the Octagon, but eats a quick left. Jouban just misses on a huge left. They exchange and it is Baczynski who gains the upper-hand, dropping Jouban for a brief moment. Jouban recovers and gets tagged again, but clinches and survives. Baczynski with a takedown attempt, picking Jouban up and scoring with a double. Baczynski postures and hammers shots from the top, but it allows Jouban to escape. Baczynski pushing forward as Jouban looks tired. Nothing but in-your-face attacking by Baczynski, who does eat a knee for his effort. Jouban lands with a combo that Baczynski fails to defend, but he fires off a left. Body shot drops Baczynski from Jouban and this one is all over. Upon replay, it was a short left-hook to the chin that finished off Baczynski.

Alan Jouban def. Seth Baczynski via KO (strike) at 4:23 of Round 1

Tim Boetsch vs. Brad Tavares

A pair of middleweights looking to break into the upper-echelon square off, as Tim Boetsch (17-7) meets Brad Tavares (12-2).

Round 1: Boetsch right in on a single-leg, but Tavares defends and works him against the fence. Tavares is extremely difficult to get down to the canvas. Solid knee for Boetsch, but Tavares survives and fires back. Again to the clinch after a failed takedown attempt by Boetsch. Elbow by Tavares has busted Boetsch’s face open, and he follows up with another. Just all Tavares so far through three-plus minutes, as he is landing both the left and right at will. Tavares looks to have slipped coming in and Boetsch tries to bounce, but he gets to his feet. Tavares in close and scores with a takedown of his own.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tavares

Round 2: Good exchange to start by these two, but it is Tavares who gains the advantage with the clinch. More bleeding from the face of Boetsch. Boetsch just misses on a big knee. Right hand by Boetsch is answered with a combination. The crowd is trying to get behind Boetsch with a “Tim, Tim” chant, as he is from Maine. Tavares, though, remains in complete control. Tavares lands, but a shot by Boetsch drops him. Tavares running away and Boetsch connects again, dropping him for a second time. He pounces and both Jon Anik and Kenny Florian are going nuts, as is the entire arena.

Tim Boetsch def. Brad Tavares via TKO (strikes) at 3:18 of Round 2

Gray Maynard vs. Ross Pearson

It’s co-main event time, as former UFC lightweight title contender Gray Maynard (11-3-1) tries to begin his road back to the championship against ex-Ultimate Fighter winner Ross Pearson (15-7).

Round 1: Maynard with his hands down, almost baiting Pearson in. Good left hook connects by “The Bully.” Pearson, who called into question Maynard’s chin after losses to T.J. Grant and Nate Diaz, lands with a left. The Brit appears to be a touch quicker, as he gets off three shots before Maynard can defend. Maynard transitions to a takedown and scores, but Pearson gets to his feet without suffering much damage. Good exchange that Pearson wins with a left. Small cut opened up on the bridge of Maynard’s nose. These two have almost butted heads a number of times, as they both are leaning in upon striking. Maynard with another takedown, but again can’t do much with it.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Maynard

Round 2: Maynard just bullying Pearson for a takedown, but he resorts to the clinch after getting denied. Pearson with a right and Maynard is stunned. Pearson prepares himself again and lands another right that drops Maynard. The Brit jumps on top and pounds away, forcing the ref to step in.

Ross Pearson def. Gray Maynard via TKO (strikes) at 1:35 of Round 2

Ryan Bader vs. Ovince St. Preux

We’re headed to the main event, which features light heavyweights Ryan Bader (17-4) and Ovince St. Preux (16-5).

Round 1: OSP with his hands down and coming after Bader from different levels. Good left counter lands by St. Preux. Bader grabs hold of OSP and scores with an easy takedown, transitioning immediately into side control. OSP gets up and out, avoiding much damage. He comes after Bader with a good kick to the body. Bader with a counter right after a wild left misses from OSP. Straight left by OSP connects and he defends a weak takedown attempt. Bader with a right, but OSP counters. Power takedown for Bader and he follows up into side control.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bader

Round 2: Weird exchange to start, as Bader tries for a takedown, gets caught against the fence, but OSP can’t connect with his shots. Kick to the body lands from St. Preux, and that one was stiff. Back-fist from OSP lands and he continues to switch levels to keep Bader off balance. Big left lands from OSP, as he is really using counters to keep Bader at bay. St. Preux with a takedown of his own. As Bader gets to his feet, he eats a pair of shots to the face.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for St. Preux

Round 3: More wild, huge strikes from St. Preux, but he misses. Bader with a takedown, but OSP gets right back to his feet. Bader locks the hands and scores with another takedown, moving to side control with three minutes left in the round. Bader secures his sixth takedown of the fight, into the guard and trying to posture up. OSP attempts a triangle, but is denied.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bader

Round 4: St. Preux with a nice left, but Bader takes him down. Again, OSP right back to his feet. Nice flurry out of St. Preux. Good sprawl from St. Preux to deny the takedown, but Bader continues working and scores his eighth takedown of the fight. The corner of OSP is pleading with him to stand up, but Bader has a lock secured. He gets to his feet, only to get thrown back down with a belly-to-back suplex.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bader

Round 5: St. Preux’s corner was all over him to finish Bader, screaming at him to “break his arm” with his kicks. Complete domination by Bader so far, but it’s OSP with a left that lands here in the final round. He’s been all over Bader with that shot, but has yet to put anything together other than one strike here, one strike there. Good kick to the body from St. Preux. Takedown for OSP, who blocks a kimura and shifts to side control. Bader scrambles, but OSP tries to lock up a choke with three minutes to go. He tries transitioning to the back, but that allows Bader to get to his feet and score a takedown of his own.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bader

Ryan Bader def. Ovince St. Preux via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)