In the opening bout of the television broadcast of UFC on Versus 6, lightweights Mac Danzig and Matt Wiman put on an excellent contest. The bout was close throughout and hard to score, but Wiman's damage from strikes, second round submission attempt and general aggression probably made the difference.
Much of the damage that was scored from either fighter took place in the clinch often making it hard to score. Danzig did well early, but Wiman accumulated more points over time particularly by varying the effort. Wiman's wrestling helped score in parts, but wasn't nearly as dominant as I expected.
It's possible this loss could send Danzig packing from the UFC.
Here's our end of the fight live blog:
Round 3: Danzig connects first. Wiman answers. Wiman tagging Danzig. Backs him into the cage and tags him hard. Danzig lands some counters. Wiman pushes him back. Elbow from Wiman. Danzig reverses on the cage. Wiman pins Danzig's arm and begins landing elbows. Danzig gets free and lands a great combination of punches. Wiman attempts a take down. Eats some punches. More great exchanges from both guys. Both men bleeding. Wiman shoots, Danzig stuffs it. Danzig landing punches on a grounded Wiman. Wiman fighting to stand. Danzig climbing on his back. Wiman slides him off. Danzig on his back in half guard. Wiman raining down elbows from top position. Wiman forces Danzig into the cage. Danzig's face looks bad. Danzig stands. Knee from Wiman. Punches from Wiman. Wiman drops for a double. Switches to a single. Danzig drops for a guillotine, has it locked in as the fight ends. MMA Nation scores the round 10-9 for Matt Wiman and the fight 30-28 for Wiman.
UFC Live 6 Results Matt Wiman defeatsby unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).