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Joe Stevenson vs. Javier Vazquez

Preliminary Card | Featherweight · 145 lbs

Javier Vazquez defeats Joe Stevenson via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Javier "Showtime" Vazquez
Mmaweekly large Joe "Daddy" Stevenson

Vazquez
Decision
Round 3

Javier Vazquez Joe Stevenson

"Showtime" "Daddy"

15-5-0   Pro Record At Fight   31-13-0
Climbed to 16-5   Record After Fight   Fell to 31-14
+150 (Slight Underdog)   Betting Odds   -180 (Slight Favorite)
Cu Cuba   Nationality   Us United States
Rancho Cucamonga, California   Fighting out of   Victorville, California
35 years, 1 month, 2 days   Age at Fight   29 years, 4 days
145.8 lbs (66.1 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)
5'7" (171cm)   Height   5'7" (171cm)
69.0" (175cm)   Reach   70.0" (178cm)
Gracie Humaita   Gym   Joe Stevenson's Cobra Kai
UFC on Versus 4
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC on Versus 4: Barry vs. Kongo
  • Date: Sunday 06.26.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Keith Peterson
  • Venue: Consol Energy Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 6 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Stevenson Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Vazquez Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Event Links:

Stevenson vs. Vazquez Wiki Update Wiki

Joe "Daddy" Stevenson began his featherweight career by facing fellow veteran Javier Vasquez on UFC on Versus 4, during the free prelims on Facebook.


Stevenson looks intense during the pre-fight introductions, and quickly takes the center of the Octagon. Vasquez grabs and early takedown but Stevenson from underneath locks on a deep armbar from guard. Vasquez slowly works free and spins for an armbar of his own, which misses. Vasquez, still on top following the submission scare, begins working to pass. Referee Keith Peterson stands the fighters up in a questionable decision, and they resume on the feet. The action is tentative as both men bob and weave. Vasquez grabs another takedown but Stevenson is working nicely from the bottom half guard. The men ride out the balance of the round with little damage done by either one.


Greg Jackson instructs Stevenson to shoot relentlessly for takedowns in between rounds, but Stevenson declines to do so through the first minute of round two. Neither man is landing anything heavy, and Stevenson in particular is barely landing at all. Vasquez is starting to land, but they aren't hard shots. Halfway through round two and there is little action. Stevenson finally shoots for the single and Vasquez immediately looks for the Guillotine. It's deep, but Stevenson slides out of danger. Vasquez lands a nice trip on Stevenson, and takes his back for a brief sequence. Stevenson once again slides out of trouble. Stevenson is defending more than attacking through the first two rounds. The bell sounds and while the action improved through the latter portion of the round, Stevenson is having trouble finding places to attack. Vasquez, for his part, is fighting a nice fight but is tired and breathing heavy between rounds.


Left straights from Vasquez to start round three. Stevenson is bouncing, but still won't pull the trigger. A leg kick from Joe "Daddy." Vasquez attempts a trip 90 seconds into the final round. Stevenson is doing nothing but bobbing and weaving. Vasquez is tired. Together it is making for lackluster action through the final frame. Now it's Vasquez who may be doing less of the two fighters. The crowd is now peppering the men with boos, and one minute remains. Stevenson lands a knee. A right from Vasquez lands. Vasquez is picking it up in the final minute, and landing better. A disappointing ending to the bout as the final bell sounds.


The judges at ringside score the featherweight contest 30-27, 29-28 and 30-27 for the winner, Javier "Showtime" Vasquez.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:36 PM ET
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Stevenson vs. Vazquez Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 661  
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Stevenson vs. Vazquez 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.

@kennyflorian I think Ur an amazing fighter. Fight me!!!! @ufc
4 days
after
I just got back from raging waters with my 2 daughters. I'm tired but it was well worth it. It was a blast
4 days
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@JoeLauzon if there is anything i can do to make it up please ask. You saved me and i owe ya
4 days
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"@Nr1CageFighter: @joestevenson hey Joe, how are your Predictions for UFC 132?"the whole card is amazing cant wait to see them all
4 days
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"@JAKramarz: @joestevenson What was your walkout song at UFC on Versus 4?"sinnerman from miami vice soundtrack
4 days
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“@MarkBocek: Transformers next I guess, but I'd rather see rise of the Is this Siskel and Bocek??
3 days
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@JoeLauzon good job this weekend. Ur always fun to watch
3 days
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Going on the MMA hour in just over an Hr at 11:40am
2 days
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“@kieranjol: Been listening to you on the SRN for years. Congrats. YOur walkout music was incredible, what was it?” Tihuana "Trompa de Elite
1 day
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“@EuroStar904305: @javiershowtime great job last night. Jiujitsu all day son!” lol
1 day
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“@DUANEBANGCOM: @javiershowtime congrats brotha, lookd good”. Working on my "Bang Standup". More like a "Bing" than a "Bang" right now.
1 day
after
Driving home from Long Beach during rush hour. What a travel day
1 day
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Left Pittsburgh this mornining at 11am. Est. My flight from Phoenix got canceled. They lost my luggage at The Long Beach Airpirt.
1 day
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“@BrookeInVegas: @javiershowtime you can get on a flight to Vegas!!!” working on it
1 day
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“@DeeJaySlyTee: @javiershowtime Straight "Showtime" brother! Great performance! #Respect!” thabks
1 day
after
“@hazzardam: @BrandonfrmNJ @javiershowtime @TJDeSantis Big day for the couple: 1st UFC win and 1st boy. We are all so happy for them.” lol
1 day
after
My flight home got cancelled. It might be a long way home.
1 day
after
Congratulations to @TJDeSantis for the birth of his first child Oliver DeSantis http://t.co/3sKf7SN
18 hours
after
Time to see my boys. I cant wait!: Sent via DROID on Verizon Wireless http://goo.gl/fb/ulms8 #fb
18 hours
after
“@johndebonao: @javiershowtime is that lutfi??” yup
18 hours
after
“@jordanbreen: That's what I'm talking about. You're my favorite fighter with an avid interest in remote control cars.” yup yup
11 hours
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I would also like to thank @jordanbreen for being my hero and inspiring me to be my best.
11 hours
after
“@CiscoRiveraUFC: @javiershowtime great fight brotha .. Congrats”. Why, thank u my good man....
11 hours
after
And lad st but definitely not least, @RoseGracie. Thank for all your hard work and support. I truly would not be able to do this without u.
11 hours
after
My cornermen: Antonio, Jarrod and Frank. I could have not doe it with out all of your hard work and support. Thank u.
11 hours
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I want to thank all my supporters. My family, my beautiful wife, my sponsors, my students, my friends. Thank u all.
11 hours
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“@rtgibson23: @javiershowtime congrats to you Rose and family”. Thanks
11 hours
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“@dwntempo: @javiershowtime Out of all the questions I should have, the only one I can think of is: Why is he not wearing shoes?”.Don't know
11 hours
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“@MorganvanDoorn: “@javiershowtime: Lutfi. What a piece of work!! http://t.co/w7BAmsu” man he really does have a huge head!!!” hahhhhh
11 hours
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“@canuk999: @javiershowtime and he does look like pat barry” yup
11 hours
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“@canuk999: @javiershowtime why is @The_Lutfi shoeless?” I dont know
11 hours
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“@csandbach: @javiershowtime Lutfi looks like a hobo with glasses.” haahhh
11 hours
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“@joenatividad: @javiershowtime congrats. go eat a pizza to celebrate. you deserve it.” when I get back
11 hours
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“@APOCooter: @javiershowtime Great win tonight. Very impressive. Loved the shorts, too. I'd just about kill for a pair.” love em too
11 hours
after
“@LocoLoc: @javiershowtime @clinchgear Awesome shorts. I own a few pairs. Just waiting for them to release the "javi's" haha” Soon
8 hours
after
“@BrookeInVegas: @javiershowtime @rosegracie Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you!!”. It's all for u baby!!!!
8 hours
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Fighters bus http://t.co/Ha9gybV
8 hours
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“@LocoLoc: @javiershowtime haha, thanks. Those shorts are sick! Been tryin to get a pair from Clinch Gear” they r the BEST !! @clinchgear
7 hours
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“@GracieBrothers: @javiershowtime Congrats bro, clean and simple. You made Joe look like a white belt with your jits!” GRACIE UNIVERSITY !!
7 hours
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@ryrongracie thank u for all your help an all u do for us
6 hours
after
“@stayg0ldkid: Congrats @javiershowtime on your first UFC win.” yesssss
6 hours
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“@MarkBocek: Great job by @javiershowtime” thanks my brother
6 hours
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“@Oratorscott: @javiershowtime Well done, Javier! Some amazing ground control in this fight” Helio Gracie JJ all the way @GracieBrothers
6 hours
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“@jbisesi84: @javiershowtime great job tonight! Excellent boxing clinic!” Fontana boxing club my brother
6 hours
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“@Fc2300: @javiershowtime Congrats on an Awesome win.” thanks buddy
6 hours
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“@carranzaw: @javiershowtime Good luck tomorrow Javy! By the way my daughter took 2nd at the Gracie kids in Jan!”thanks and congrats to her
6 hours
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“@arielhelwani: Vazquez 145.8 Stevenson 146 http://t.co/RZ7PMSc” ready!!!!
20 hours
before
Well I made weight without having to drop my star wars underwear. Driving to the… http://goo.gl/fb/xKf6P #fb
21 hours
before
Marquarte fight scrapped, failed medicals. #UFC
23 hours
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Getting ready to weigh in for the UFC on versus. Only about an hour or so. http://t.co/QVmsHlc
1 day
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On weight, only had to cut 1 and a half pounds this morning. Cant wait to fight.: Sent… http://goo.gl/fb/JywX0 #fb
1 day
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@criscyborg @RoseGracie thanks Cris
2 days
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Hey guys im just posting not checking anything. I was 152 this morning after six meals… http://goo.gl/fb/EXnLm #fb
3 days
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He's on his way
4 days
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Just landed: Sent via DROID on Verizon Wireless http://goo.gl/fb/zTSxV #fb
4 days
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I just got to the hotel in Pittsburgh. Only a few more days till the weigh ins and the fight. Should be a fun one
4 days
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Me and Bas @ufc http://t.co/eXvBZPv
5 days
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Me and Bas @ufc
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Me and Kenny Rice @ufc http://t.co/kx8g285
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Me and Rd Oneil http://t.co/zL6eHVb
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http://t.co/x5t3RLs
5 days
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Just got done filming Inside MMA. Tune in this Friday night
5 days
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"@lopz187: @joestevenson happy fathers day Joe , hey quick question , is your fight going to be televised ?" Facebook
6 days
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This chick's sign says "Come give dad crabs". Lol http://t.co/XS6yYsS
7 days
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RT @TheSavageTruth If I have to give tonght's @strikeforce a letter grade I give it a ZZZZZZZZZZZ Masvidal and Cormier did really well
8 days
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@StephanBonnar @joerogan I agree. A 10-8 rounds seems impossible to get from these "amazing" judges.
8 days
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Overeem looks tired to me. Werdum too....but Alister looks tired
8 days
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Werdum is landing strikes.....crazy if he was to catch Overeem
8 days
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@danhendo yup
8 days
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Mauro is fucking with Frank Shamrock calling him Ken. Funny stuff
8 days
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Tough style matchup for Rogers. It was only a matter of tims
8 days
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All Barnett in the first round
8 days
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10-9 Masvidal. Huge bump on the forehead over the right eye on KJ Noons.
8 days
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Wow!!!! What a round for Masvidal
8 days
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Until he got his eye poked
8 days
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Tough luck for Justin Wilcox. He looked great too
8 days
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Daniel Cormier looked great. Combination punching, good head movement, patience, all were keys to victory.
8 days
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@conorheun my phone sucks good job buddy
8 days
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@conorheun go champ
8 days
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Ike is ready to fight. Do it buddy.: Sent via DROID on Verizon Wireless http://goo.gl/fb/ITxd5 #fb
8 days
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Just watched a K1 fight on HDNET between Mike Zambidis and Chahid. Unbelievable!!!!! The best fight I have ever seen!!!!! A must watch.
10 days
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