Main Card | Middleweight · 185 lbs | MMA
Ronny Markes defeats Aaron Simpson via 3 Round Decision
|12-1-0||Pro Record At Fight||11-2-0|
|Climbed to 13-1||Record After Fight||Fell to 11-3|
|-135 (Slight Favorite)||Betting Odds||+110 (Near Even)|
|Orlando, Florida||Fighting out of||Phoenix, Arizona|
|23 years, 9 months, 3 weeks, 4 days||Age at Fight||37 years, 6 months, 3 weeks, 5 days|
|185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs)|
|6'1" (186cm)||Height||6'0" (183cm)|
|75.0" (191cm)||Reach||73.0" (185cm)|
- Bout Information
- Event: UFC on FUEL TV 1: Ellenberger vs. Sanchez
- Date: Wednesday 02.15.2012 at 08:00 PM ET
- Referee: Jim Axtell
- Venue: CenturyLink Center
- Enclosure: Octagon
- Location: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
- Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 7 of 9)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
- TV Commentary: Jon Anik, Kenny Florian
- Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
- Post-Fight Interviewer: Jon Anik
- Simpson Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- Markes Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
Simpson vs. Markes Wiki Update Wiki
The fight began and the fighters touched gloves. They felt each other out for a bit then Simpson came forward with punches but Markes countered and hurt him, he then looked for a takedown against the cage. Simpson defended but Markes got an over/under clinch. Markes controlled Simpson for a bit before the ref broke them up. Simpson winged a huge over hand right but missed. Two leg kicks landed on Simpson. Markes landed a 3 punch combination that backed Simpson up. He followed up with a few strikes and Simpson stunned him with a jab. He then surprised Markes with a huge uppercut that dropped him hard, and he looked for a finish with some ground and pound. Markes controlled A-Train’s posture in his guard and looked for an armbar, but no luck. The ref stood them up after Markes kicked him off. Simpson circled, throwing a lot of feints, then Markes landed a couple punches. Markes appeared recovered. Simpson looked for a takedown against the cage as the round ended.
Markes took control of the center of the ring early. Simpson landed an overhand right. Markes landed a few leg kicks as Florian comically observes, “the leg kicks of Markes are marking the legs of Simpson." Simpson gets a clinch against the cage but Markes escaped. Another leg kick from Markes. Markes landed a nice elbow and a 3 piece combination to follow it up. Again he defended a takedown from Simpson. Simpson looked for a takedown against the cage. Markes turned it around and got a takedown of his own. Markes looked to pass Simpson’s half guard and the fans boo almost immediately. Simpson looked for a deep half but ate some shots before scrambling back to his feet. More clinching, Markes is the aggressor this time. A competitive round two comes to an end with Markes seemingly edging Simpson out to even up the scorecards.
Simpson immediately looked for a takedown but he couldn’t get it. Another leg kick from Markes. Nice punch from Markes, then another leg kick. Again, more clinching. Nice body punch from Simpson. Right hand from Markes found the mark. A flying knee attempt from Markes then they clinched again. The fans began to boo. Markes is the aggressor in the clinch. Simpson pushed forward with punches but ate an uppercut and a knee. Simpson shot a nice double leg but Markes used a whizzer to defend it. Simpson with a body lock but he let it go. Markes landed a bomb which may have dropped Simpson, but he may have slipped. Markes took Simpson’s back and tried to drag him down. Simpson turned around and got double legged. Markes likely edged Simpson out in another close round.
The official result saw Ronny Markes defeat Aaron Simpson via decision (split).
Play by play contributed by minotauro11.
Simpson vs. Markes Fight Predictions
Simpson vs. Markes 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.
- Heading to @Powermmafitness for the first day if kids wrestling. Looking forward to developing character and teaching work ethic...plus fun
- 5 days, 3 hours, and 49 minutes
- All good here. Bader on his way to Japan. You?“@MeansTim: @aaronsimpson @ryanbader how is everything?”
- 4 days, 22 hours, and 10 minutes
- Sign up for #Zumba @powermmafitness Starts this Wednesday morning!
- 4 days, 2 hours, and 28 minutes
- Thanks. You too. RT @3lone: @aaronsimpson Have a blessed Sunday bruh!
- 3 days, 23 hours, and 18 minutes
- Goodluck! Whoop their ass. RT @storleystorm: Getting ready for Weigh-ins here in a bit Iowa first time to go! #gopherwrestling
- 3 days, 23 hours, and 3 minutes
- National Duals Preview | NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals Finals | Flowrestling | Flowrestling http://t.co/LcsxSrbE via @flowrestling
- 3 days, 9 hours, and 34 minutes
- Thanks bud. That makes me feel better. RT @riverben2401: @aaronsimpson sorry you lost the fight but you are still my hero :)
- 3 days, 8 hours, and 6 minutes
- Just took the kids to watch Charlotte's Web @vytphoenix They had fun. @jordansparks acted there back in the day.
- 3 days, 4 hours, and 23 minutes
- Amateur MMA RT @TheJustinBecker: @aaronsimpson for an adult who wants to learn how to wrestle what class do u recommend @powermmafitness?
- 3 days and 46 minutes
- Freestyle Wrestling starts at @powermmafitness on Monday. Sign your kids up asap! Gonna teach em how to throw!
- 3 days and 3 minutes
- “@MrAzadWatch: Happy bday 2my little baby boy... Daddy loves u....”
- 2 days, 19 hours, and 58 minutes
- what's up? When you coming out again? “@MeansTim: @ryanbader @aaronsimpson @Powermmafitness just want to say what up miss the weather
- 2 days, 19 hours, and 55 minutes
- in Prescott “@Cessna47Bravo: @aaronsimpson you told me there was a BJJ program at embry-riddle who's the instructor?”
- 2 days, 19 hours, and 54 minutes
- it's comparable to everyone in the valley. “@carterAZcombat: @aaronsimpson what do you guys charge a month for BJJ?”
- 2 days, 9 hours, and 26 minutes
- Drop in and talk to @ry_macneil “@carterAZcombat: @aaronsimpson what do you guys charge a month for BJJ?”
- 2 days, 9 hours, and 25 minutes
- it depends. “@Tunis_Cat: @aaronsimpson Hey Aaron, who's hotter: you or Ashley Simpson?”
- 2 days, 9 hours, and 21 minutes
- Now ur talkin! RT @Jayhieron: The RHINO.RT @aaronsimpson: Thunder down under @arielhelwani
- 2 days, 3 hours, and 43 minutes
- Good point RT @arielhelwani: @aaronsimpson good one. I'm sure my old man would love that.
- 2 days, 3 hours, and 41 minutes
- Thanks bro. RT @ZACKFISH85: @aaronsimpson think you would kill everyone in that class!! would be a machine at 170!!!
- 1 day, 7 hours, and 16 minutes
- Thanks again everyone. Looking forward to getting home and spending time with my kids and family. I do appreciate the kind words.
- 22 hours and 11 minutes
- Thanks Tony for your support also. It means a lot. @MicroTechCEO @MicroTechBUZZ
- 22 hours and 10 minutes
- Thanks for everyone's kind words. Had a tough time dealing with his size. Weighed 191 this am, so thinking about a move to 170. Hate losing.
- 21 hours and 58 minutes
- My fight shorts @headrushbrand @MicroTechBUZZ @MicroTechCEO #AmericanEthanol #Hayabusa #kaiwaa #WestCoastAuthentics #AzadWatches Thank You
- 3 days, 2 hours, and 18 minutes
- Awesome. RT @NSVOBODA5: @aaronsimpson very cool. Go Big Red! Will be watching u from the 5th row Wednesday. Good luck man
- 3 days, 13 hours, and 27 minutes
- A-Train and @microtechceo teaming up for @ufc on @FUELTV #TeamMicroTech
- 3 days, 15 hours, and 53 minutes
- Horrible “@SeaShepherd: Taiji: A skiff carrying live juveniles returned to sea to dump babies. They will not survive without their mother.
- 3 days, 15 hours, and 58 minutes
- Would it be bad if I wore a "Fire Trev Alberts" shirt to weigh ins? :) @EllenbergerMMA @ufc
- 4 days, 17 hours, and 39 minutes
- We have. It's called #McSorelys “@RandelAleman: Hey @aaronsimpson @ryanbader @magllc the oldest bar in CA. Beat that http://t.co/fzxpmLvH”
- 4 days, 17 hours, and 40 minutes
- 81 degrees in AZ today...12 in Omaha. I'm packing my fireplace for this trip. Times like this makes me remember why we left Neb.
- 4 days, 19 hours, and 11 minutes
- #SkullsAndWings RT @headrushbrand: @aaronsimpson Official Walkout Tee: http://t.co/SILvIjWp
- 4 days, 20 hours, and 32 minutes
- I'm calling in tonight to talk to @ScottFerrall about my @ufc fight on @FUELTV and JFK's mistress.
- 4 days, 22 hours, and 12 minutes
- Hey @ryanbader and @cbdollaway I found the Lions Den. I was wondering where it went. http://t.co/nD54glSa
- 4 days, 22 hours, and 35 minutes
- Haha. RT @McDirty1: @aaronsimpson I hope when you get interviewed for the fight, you say that! #chokehimout
- 5 days and 31 minutes
- UFC fighter with area ties competing in home state http://t.co/JRd3O00U
- 5 days, 1 hour, and 34 minutes
- From behind RT @McDirty1: @aaronsimpson How do you approach an "explosive" fighter in Ronny Markes?
- 5 days, 1 hour, and 44 minutes
- Best mochas around. “@DavidDaphn: @aaronsimpson @scottydubaz Liberty market is where it's at!”
- 5 days, 14 hours, and 53 minutes
- Like an angel RT @3lone: @aaronsimpson Uh @ryanbader can sing? o_O
- 5 days, 15 hours, and 5 minutes
- Wait, thats KJ Noons. RT @GrayMaynard: Hanging out with Enrique Inglesias! Holy moley is been a fun night! http://t.co/UZBMs2nc
- 5 days, 15 hours, and 6 minutes
- Hey @ryanbader you need to try out for #TheVoice next season.
- 5 days, 15 hours, and 10 minutes
- I gotta say, I'm proud of what @Powermmafitness is becoming and owe a lot to the hard work of @ry_macneil & @nskittels and staff. #TheBest
- 5 days, 16 hours, and 50 minutes
- I'll try to make it for sure.“@LXESTRADA: @aaronsimpson Hope you can make it out to the show! http://t.co/uKzntMfP”
- 5 days, 16 hours, and 59 minutes
- I do too. “@jamiekilstein: I really really like up all night.”
- 5 days, 16 hours, and 59 minutes
- See u in Omaha! “@MeansTim: Headin to the airport awesome week at POWER MMA. Thankyou for everything. Means the world to me.”
- 5 days, 17 hours, and 6 minutes
- I like the Farmhouse or Liberty Market right down Gilbert Rd. “@scottydubAZ: @aaronsimpson eh! Have a recommendation close to the gym?”
- 5 days, 17 hours, and 11 minutes
- Pretty impressive. Republican Chokes Up At Gay Marriage Debate In Washington http://t.co/VW3fPBU2 via @youtube
- 5 days, 17 hours, and 19 minutes
- Had a great time in @sxmfightclub give em a follow on Sirius XM Radio
- 5 days, 21 hours, and 55 minutes
- hey @magllc can you get Fergs a twitter account? I need to tweet him.
- 5 days, 22 hours, and 28 minutes
- learned it from @randelaleman “@Jayhieron: @aaronsimpson lmao #nerd”
- 5 days, 22 hours, and 31 minutes
- maybe they mean Get the FLU over with?“@Jayhieron: Its a song jackass lolRT @aaronsimpson: flown “@Jayhieron: Fly high or get flew over!””
- 5 days, 22 hours, and 37 minutes
- It is great, eh? “@scottydubAZ: @aaronsimpson great call on Pomegranate Cafe. Good stuff!”
- 5 days, 22 hours, and 50 minutes
- I wouldn't say expert.But I'm a fan “@sprtsconsulting: @aaronsimpson you're an expert on all that right? post fight future on the radio/tv?”
- 6 days, 15 hours, and 3 minutes
- Heading to a studio tmrw morning for ESPN's MMA Live.I'm thinking #ESPN wants my opinion on Peyton Manning and this upcoming baseball season
- 6 days, 16 hours, and 10 minutes
- hope you studied. Good luck “@riverben2401: tomorrow i have a math test”
- 6 days, 16 hours, and 32 minutes
- No question. RT @abiondo97: @aaronsimpson haha that's a tough find, my rookie year card. Hold on to that one
- 6 days, 16 hours, and 41 minutes
- Fearless RT @tcarr184: @aaronsimpson fill in the blank: Wrestling has made me _______.
- 6 days, 16 hours, and 41 minutes
- Check out my @abiondo97 card!!! Right up the with my Pete Rose and Hank Aaron! http://t.co/4B2H9FHB
- 6 days, 17 hours, and 9 minutes
- #Somatomax RT @DamonMartin: @aaronsimpson What was the name of that supplement you told me about again to help with sleeping?
- 6 days, 19 hours, and 17 minutes
- Nice RT @SuziDodt: YESsss.... Grand Canyon to ban bottled water sales http://t.co/OZ1ehlEP
- 6 days, 19 hours, and 21 minutes
- Once again, I have @MicroTechBUZZ sponsoring me this fight. Happy to have them on board! Big thx to @MicroTechCEO @ufc
- 6 days, 22 hours, and 51 minutes
- People living in fear RT @silverbackseth: Every Damn generation thinks they're going to be the last (cont) http://t.co/W2N4Op9f
- 1 week, 2 hours, and 58 minutes
- This man is an inspiration. Read his story. He was a stud in college. MIKE POWELL - 02.13.12 - SI Vault: http://t.co/VRnkAP0a via @AddThis
- 1 week, 13 hours, and 21 minutes
- No, it is not. RT @Protegebranding: @aaronsimpson Last time I give you an amazing compliment.... #teammatesinquestionnow
- 1 week, 16 hours, and 21 minutes
- what is the other 70%“@Protegebranding: @aaronsimpson you have 30% flow. I decided.”
- 1 week, 18 hours, and 1 minute
- oh, I hear ya, dog. “@Protegebranding: You hear me @aaronsimpson? RT @whitneyirene: @Protegebranding is comparing his #HAIR to #Wrestling
- 1 week, 18 hours, and 5 minutes
- Tears of joy. “@SuziDodt: @aaronsimpson @scottzolnowski why would i cry? you wouldn't be getting hit, you'll be hitting. #duh”
- 1 week, 1 day, 17 hours, and 4 minutes
- I wish she could corner me, but she'd cry too much. “@scottzolnowski: @SuziDodt I think that's the least @aaronsimpson could do for you!!:)”
- 1 week, 1 day, 17 hours, and 6 minutes
- Gotta love the fact that you are whooping everyone's ass in the country. Get that title! “@storleystorm: gotta love homework #notreally”
- 1 week, 1 day, 17 hours, and 9 minutes
- Or making movies. “@LucasMariacher: @aaronsimpson @lolo_nicole @reecypiecey he should be making shakes at #PowerMMA.”
- 1 week, 1 day, 17 hours, and 10 minutes
- Weird!!! Looks Just like @LucasMariacher “@Lolo_Nicole: guess who's making my shake? My @ReecyPiecey :) http://t.co/2JhxFTPw”
- 1 week, 1 day, 17 hours, and 23 minutes
- Oops, spelled @omahanightlife wrong. Meet me at Whiskey Tango Wed. The 15th after I win, anyway. @UFC
- 1 week, 1 day, 17 hours, and 35 minutes
- “@ajlchase: @aaronsimpson @omahanightlife @ufc I've not been there before but I will definitely have to check it out on the 15th!”
- 1 week, 1 day, 17 hours, and 37 minutes
- Hey @omahanigntlife I'm going to have my after party at Whiskey Tango Wednesday night after I win my @ufc fight #UFConFuel
- 1 week, 1 day, 17 hours, and 41 minutes
- By talent, you mean fighters, right?RT @lorenzofertitta: In rio for first day of #TUFBRAZIL there is so much talent here it's loco!
- 1 week, 1 day, 18 hours, and 55 minutes
- U no it RT @SuziDodt: next @UFC event Wed 2/15, tune into FuelTV see @aaronsimpson bring home another win for #AZMMA and @powermmafitness!
- 1 week, 1 day, 18 hours, and 56 minutes