Preliminary Card | Bantamweight · 135 lbs | MMA
Ken Stone defeats Dustin Pague via 3 Round Decision
|10-3-0||Pro Record At Fight||11-5-0|
|Climbed to 11-3||Record After Fight||Fell to 11-6|
|+125 (Slight Underdog)||Betting Odds||-155 (Slight Favorite)|
|United States||Nationality||United States|
|Coconut Creek, Florida||Fighting out of||Dulles, Virginia|
|29 years, 8 months||Age at Fight||24 years, 10 months, 3 days|
|135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)|
|5'8" (173cm)||Height||5'9" (175cm)|
|71.0" (180cm)||Reach||74.5" (189cm)|
|American Top Team||Gym||Disciple MMA|
- Bout Information
- Event: UFC on FX 4: Guida vs. Maynard
- Date: Friday 06.22.2012 at 09:00 PM ET
- Referee: Gasper Oliver
- Venue: Revel Atlantic City
- Enclosure: Octagon
- Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
- Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 1 of 12)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
- TV Commentary: Jon Anik, Kenny Florian
- Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
- Post-Fight Interviewer: Jon Anik
- Pague Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- Stone Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
Pague vs. Stone Wiki Update Wiki
The first bout of UFC on FX 4 featured Dustin Pague taking on Ken Stone in the bantamweight division. Pague was coming off of a first-round submission victory in the UFC just two weeks earlier and took the fight on short notice.
The Southpaw Stone took the center of the Octagon and the bantamweights exchanges low kicks then each landed with power hooks to the head. Stone missed on a spinning attack and Pague landed a counter combo. Stone looked to be a bit faster as he came forward with a good 1-2. Stone kept Pague at bay with a stiff jab and circled out when Pague closed the distance. Pague came forward and landed a straight cross but Stone landed a flush right hook as well and both fighters looked a bit dazed. An inadvertent low blow to Stone prompted a momentary halt to the contest. Stone had more success with his lead right hand on the restart as Pague rushed forward with power shots, landing some. Stone stumbled off of a Pague right hand near the horn but came forward with punches of his own to close out a close opening frame.
Pague was aggressive to start the second, coming forward behind three-punch combos as Stone looked to counter. The bantamweights were closely matched on the feet, with Stone having a slight edge in speed while Pague seemed to throw with more power. A torrid clinch battle ensued against the fence during which Stone defended a takedown and pressed Pague into the fence, throwing knees to the thighs. After the fighters were separated an inadvertent low blow to Pague prompted another halt. Stone seemed to find his range on the restart, landing straights to the chin while Pague missed high and landed low.
Stone landed a nice combo with another right hook on the end of it to start off the third with a bang and Pague seemed to have slowed his pace a bit. Stone pushed Pague into the fence and went back to work with knees to the legs and body, but Pague swiveled to his back and got a trip takedown, only to have Stone scramble furiously to take the top position inside Pague's guard. Pague defended himself well from the closed guard but Stone managed to landed some punches when he postured up. Pague wall-walked to his feet in the last 30 seconds but Stone kept the pressure on him to the horn.
The judges scored the bout 29-28 Pague, 29-28 Stone, and 29-28 Stone, giving him the Split Decision victory.