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Mike Pyle vs. Ricardo Almeida

Preliminary Card | Welterweight · 170 lbs | MMA

Mike Pyle defeats Ricardo Almeida via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Mike "Quicksand" Pyle
Mmaweekly large Ricardo "Cachorrão" Almeida

Pyle
Decision
Round 3

Mike Pyle Ricardo Almeida

"Quicksand" "Cachorrão"

20-7-1   Pro Record At Fight   13-4-0
Climbed to 21-7   Record After Fight   Fell to 13-5
+130 (Slight Underdog)   Betting Odds   -155 (Slight Favorite)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Las Vegas, Nevada   Fighting out of   Hamilton, New Jersey
35 years, 6 months, 1 day   Age at Fight   34 years, 3 months, 4 days
171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
6'0" (183cm)   Height   5'11" (181cm)
74.0" (188cm)   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
Xtreme Couture   Gym   Renzo Gracie Academy
UFC 128
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones
  • Date: Saturday 03.19.2011 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Kevin MacDonald
  • Venue: The Prudential Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 5 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Pyle Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Almeida Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Event Links:

Pyle vs. Almeida Wiki Update Wiki

"Quicksand" Mike Pyle enters the cage first on a two fight win streak. "Big Dog" follows him in wearing a gi, with Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar and Renzo Gracie in tow. Almeida looks lean as he enters the cage, fighting his fourth fight in a row at 170 after most of a career at 185 or above.


The men exchange leg kicks in the early going. Almeida attempts a high kick with no luck. Kyle takes the center of the Octagon with Almeida content to circle him. Almeida is ducking his head and Pyle lands two uppercuts as a result. Pyle lands a nice trip and Almeida crashes down, but Pyle backs off and declines to play the ground game. Almeida's cheek is beginning to swell. The men are pressed against the cage as the 2:00 mark passes. Almeida is having trouble implementing a game plan. Both remain patient. Almeida lands a brief flying takedown but Pyle pops up. Almeida swarms again and is beginning to find a little bit of a groove. Pyle looks for a plum tie but "Big Dog" shrugs it off. Close first round as the men exchange strikes to close.


Pyle retakes the center to begin round two. Pyle is the bigger man despite Almeida's time at 185. Solid side kick by Almeida, and a takedown moments later. Pyle stands and Almeida attempts to suck him back down, but is unable to. Pyle is standing back up well following Almeida's takedowns. Pyle taking some deep breaths, but lands a good knee as Almeida wades in. Almeida attempts a sacrifice throw but the two fall side by side. The fight returns to the feet. Both are beginning to tire with 90 seconds remaining in the round. A difficult fight to score through two rounds. Almeida lands a takedown in the last minute and Pyle attempts a Kimura which has Almeida playing defense from on top. Almeida works through it and begins some GNP as the round closes.


The men touch gloves to begin the final round. Pyle looks fresher in the early going, bouncing and throwing low kicks. Almeida is keeping a good distance, and once again content to concede the center of the cage. Pyle the aggressor early. Almeida is clearly measuring Pyle for a takedown but Pyle knows it, and the men are negating one another. Anyone's fight with three minutes remaining. Pyle lands another trip and is briefly in Almeida's guard before backing out. Almeida stands and grabs a leg but Pyle is once again able to shrug off the takedown. Pyle landing good inside shots to the body against the cage. Big knee to Almeida's face hurts him in the final minute. Almeida gets another oh-so-brief takedown, but looks the worse for wear of the two fighters. An extremely close fight draws to a close with a winner hard to call.


The judges call the contest 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27 for the winner, Mike Pyle.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:40 PM ET
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Pyle vs. Almeida Fight Predictions

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Pyle vs. Almeida Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

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Not bad for a Jiu Jitsu guy huh? Thank you brother RT @funkincool: http://yfrog.com/hse5n0j had a nice shot of @rabjj head kick!
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I think Frankie described you better hahaha RT @TomDeBlass: @rabjj thanks Professor! Your the best brother.
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Awesome!!! Very ingenious RT @RoskyCombatMMA: @rabjj what do u think about my new #MMA mitt? http://t.co/xyzJJYi
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Thank you brother RT @EdAlvarezFight: @rabjj @RABJJ @FrankEdgar @thestorynj looks awesome ricardo. tuesday at ricardos, where champions GO!
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RABJJ Black Belt, Owner of Ocean County BJJ, World Champion and ADCC Qualifier RT @FrankieEdgar: Follow @TomDeblass his head is huge!
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RT @John_Moody: Video: http://bit.ly/eYlB3t Kris McCray talkin Hathaway, Strikeforce @krismccray @rabjj @frankieedgar @assportsacademy
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RT @NeoCellSport: @DanielGracie fights this weekend for @BellatorMMA on @MTV_2 . Can't wait! @AliDominance @RenzoGracieBJJ
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The calm after the storm...Stand Up paddling a few miles in the Delaware this afternoon, teaching at RABJJ then dinner withe the wife.
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UFC Countdown crew was @RABJJ Academy this week. Teaser of @FrankEdgar @thestorynj and @EdAlvarezFight sharpening up http://ow.ly/1segOy
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My son leaves the tub messes with his hair and says - I'm George Washington http://ow.ly/i/9u9U #autism is so misunderstood #LightitUpBlue
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Always welcome to train brother RT @tommyortiz: I want to train w@RenzoGracieBJJ @rabjj and @FrankieEdgar. NJ bound this summer bye LA :/
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RT @peta: U save more water by not eating 1lb of meat than u do by not showering for 6 months! http://ht.ly/4jDjb #worldwaterday
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No rest RT @thestorynj: great sparring @rabjj. After a war on sat ricardo is in the room coaching on tues. Can't ask for a better coach
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Man I love all my followers , all u guys have my back when the haters start hating.. Haaaa haaaa love it.. Thx guys
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I get hit in the head and you forget stuff??!! RT @flavioalmeidagb: Great!!! Just found my wallet. This was freaking me out!!!
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#LightitUpBlue with @autismspeaks to commemorate World #Autism Awareness Day (Please RT) http://t.co/obrsIP0
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RT @NickCatone: I'd like to thank all my teammates at RABJJ in Hamilton NJ @RABJJ @FrankieEdgar @thestorynj @ASsportsacademy for all help
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Jersey Strong RT @NickLembo: http://bit.ly/fvNWLd #display. Three New Jerseyans take titles at NCAA wrestling championships.
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RT @FrankieEdgar: RT @EdAlvarezFight: 2 weeks left until my first title defense , cant wait please tune in and check it out on mtv2 .
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RT @ufc: UFC 128's @NickCatone gets a new opponent after Akiyama shakeup - fight w Philippou at 195 catchweight verbally agreed
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Only heard rumors but cant help playing Joe Silva w the matchups RT @1The9Bad0Guy6: @rabjj Did you hear that Zuffa has brought Strikeforce!?
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Awesome Interview for 5 Knuckles. Thank you Mike RT @Mike5Knuckles: Interview with Ricardo Almeida @rabjj http://ow.ly/1s9I0d
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RT @NeoCellSport: I just heard the great interview between our friends Ricardo Almeida and Ali Abdelaziz and MMA Weeklyhttp://fb.me/WhM2KsFo
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Feeling the best I have ever felt in a camp .. I am ready for war .. Ufc 128
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Packed mats at RABJJ on a friday night. While many are planning their weekend adventures we are here getting stronger and better. Love #BJJ
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Mestre Renzo me fez praticar muito essa ai RT @ufc_brasil: Finalização da semana: @rabjj Almeida estragula Matt Brown http://bit.ly/gRtFZ2
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Feliz Aniversario Mestre. Happy Birthday @RenzoGracieBJJ
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Going live at MMA Weekly Radio with @DamonMartin in a few. Tweet Damon some questions!
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RT @DamonMartin: Great radio show tonight with @PhilMrWonderful @RABJJ @AliDominance Alex Davis and Mike Pyle. Tune in at 9pm ET!
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Great to have you back RT @Jimtomczuk: Good morning practice with @rabjj, @KrisMccray, @NickCatone, and the rest of the crew.
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Yeah me too see you next week professor RT @amaleaston: Saturday is daylight savings! I can't wait, light till 7pm.
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Thank you brother RT @bubbahudd: @rabjj wishing you the best of luck in your upcoming fight. Your bjj is poetry in motion.
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