The second fight of the night at UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes is Mike Pyle vs. Ricardo Funch. This is a welterweight bout, meaning 170 pounds. This bout is airing on FX. The referee in charge of the action is Mario Yamasaki.
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ROUND 1 - Funch opens southpaw, Pyle is orthodox. Funch clinches in the center of the cage, but they separate. Nice inside leg kick by Pyle. Hard right hand by Pyle nails Funch and stumbles him. A hard knee follow up from Pyle completely drops Funch. Pyle swarms as Funch covers up. Funch eventually rolls to his side still covering and referee Mario Yamasaki has seen enough. That's the end of the fight and Pyle is being booed mercilessly by the partisan Brazilian crowd.
Mike Pyle defeats Ricardo Funch by TKO (referee stoppage) at 1:22 of round 1.
UFC 142 RIO results:
Mike Pyle defeats Ricardo Funch by TKO (referee stoppage) at of round 1
Felipe Arantes defeats Antonio Carvalho by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)