Originally written on hov-mma  |  Last updated 2/2/13

The UFC 156 prelims got under way just after 7 p.m. eastern time. 4 fighters would play to a virtually empty Las Vegas crowd who are likely not in any hurry to make their way to the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The Vegas fans, as always, will file in and start to fill up the seats mid way through the card. Fight City has that internal clock that knows when the big fights begin. Unfortunately for them they would miss a couple of fantastic fights tonight. 

Francisco Rivera vs. Edwin Figueroa

This was a stand and banger from the get go. Everyone's favorite referee Kim Winslow took the assignment as both Rivera and "El Feroz" stood and traded heavy leather early and often. Figueroa took the 1st round but appeared to have gassed himself out going for finish blow after finishing blow. Rivera was the fresher fighter as the bout seemed to be headed for a third and final round when he caught Figueroa with a nasty right. Figueroa tried to run away from Rivera but was relentlessly pursued and eventually a la' Njokuani vs. Horodecki minus the head kick.

Final Result:  Francsisco Rivera (9-2) defeats Edwin Figueroa (9-2) via TKO (strikes), Round 2, 4:20

Chico Camus vs. Dustin Kimura

Camus glides around the cage circling Kimura. Catches Kimura early and scores the take down before the first minute expires. Kimura is the busier man from the bottom looking right at home in his guard. Attacking with subs constantly, extremely active controlling the pace from his back and earning a sweep to take the round.Round 2 begins and it's a stalemate for the first few minutes as Camus again is circling the cage. Kimura follows him patiently. Camus eventually gets Kimura against the cage . Some head fighting ensues and eventually they separate. Camus gets the late take down with a minute left in the round and steals it. Kimura works for about a hundred different submissions in 10 seconds. Camus survives with some stellar sub defense. Maybe Camus stole the round there? Very close fight. Huge third round coming up.

Chico goes for another take down and this time Dustin makes him pay for his mistake. It's only a matter of time before Kimura has the back of Camus and sinks in the rear naked choke. From Camus' single to Kimura's mount to back mount in the blink of an eye.  It's tight enough to make Chico tap. "I can't believe you're talking to me now." - Kimura to Rogan in cage to start off the post-fight interview. Rogan tells him to get used to it.

Final Result: Dustin Kimura (9-0) defeats Chico Camus (12-3)

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Fred Jackson released by Bills after eight seasons with team

RGIII won't be starting Week 1, but he's on the ticket

Appellate Court sides with MLB in minimum wage lawsuit

Giants owner at Brady hearing, reportedly at judge's request

Indians owner attempting to sell minority stakes to raise cash

Kirk Cousins reportedly named Week 1 starter by Redskins

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Raiders lose starting lineman to ruptured Achilles tendon

NFL should keep its hands off wide receivers’ gloves

Report: Redskins owner not blocking RG3 trade

10 takeaways from Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Cubs ace Jake Arrieta no-hits the Dodgers

Chicago Bears release two-time Pro Bowl CB Tim Jennings

John Kruk: Take Curt Schilling with 'a grain of salt'

Will Smith's "Concussion" trailer must be terrifying for the NFL

Aikman: Redskins are more dysfunctional than Kardashians

Luck for Luck? QBs who won Super Bowl in fourth season

Harmon treats media to beers, whiskey after two holes-in-one

Five big storylines for the 2015-16 NBA season

Most crucial player for each remaining playoff contender

Five NFL teams that should trade for Robert Griffin III

U.S. Open women's preview: Can anyone stop Serena?

Buffalo Bills need to start Tyrod Taylor at quarterback

WATCH: Broncos defender drops Reggie Bush, skirmish ensues

U.S. Open men's preview: Will there be a surprise champion?

Big Papi crushes Syndergaard pitch for 494th homer

MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five NFL teams that should trade for Robert Griffin III

10 takeaways from Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Cubs' Jake Arrieta no-hits the Dodgers

Chicago Bears release Tim Jennings

U.S. Open men's preview

U.S. Open women's preview

D'Angelo Russell zings Lakers fans

Every NBA division's most interesting rookie for 2015-16

Fantasy football round-by-round draft strategy

Ronda Rousey's Carl’s Jr. ad

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker