87.6
Decision
15:00
     These guys traded a few strikes, and then Buren scored a trip takedown from the clinch a minute into the opening round. Buren tried to setup a guillotine choke, but Martinez was able to wrestle his way back to his feet, he dumped Buren to the ground, Buren kept digging for the guillotine choke, and Martinez passed to side control, where he started working for a Von Flue choke. He eventually gave that up, and took Buren's back. Buren worked his way back to his feet with a minute left in the round, and Martinez continued to grind him against the fence with some more clinching. Martinez threw a high kick late in the round, and slipped, so Buren ended the round on top, but I'm still giving that round to Martinez for all of his control on the ground.
     The second round mostly took place on the feet, with both guys trading some random strikes, and then Buren scored another takedown 2 minutes into the round, pinning Martinez in the center of the cage. Buren controlled him for a couple of minutes, and then Martinez scrambled back to his feet with 90 seconds left in the round, he grabbed Buren's back, and pushed him against the fence where he continued to grind. He finished the round digging for a rear-naked choke from a seated position. I have Martinez ahead 20-18 going into the final round, but it's been a close fight so far.
     Buren started the final round with another quick takedown, he rolled for an armbar a minute into the round, Martinez expertly escaped the armbar, and immediately took Buren's back, and started punching him in the head. Martinez started working for another rear-naked choke, and spent a good chunk of the round in control on the ground again. Buren almost took control late in the round, but Martinez ended the round on top, and he was throwing bombs at an exhausted Buren, as Buren turtled up, so in my opinion, Martinez wins the fight 30-27. All 3 judges agreed, with only one judge giving a single round to Buren. Congrats to Martinez for getting his first UFC win.
87.8
Decision
15:00
      These guys traded a few strikes, and then Soukhamthath dropped Martinez 90 seconds into the opening round, but he wasn't able to do much with it, so Martinez recovered, stood back up, and then pressed Soukhamthath against the fence. They continued to trade strikes back & forth, and then Soukhamthath rocked Martinez again to finish the round, and Martinez was barely able to hang on to make it to his corner. Round one could be a 10-8 round for Soukhamthath.
     Martinez covered up early in the second round, and Soukhamthath unloaded on him with knees to the body, and wild punches to the body & head, and then the referee randomly stopped the fight and warned Soukhamthath for a low blow that never happened, and then the fight continued immediately after an awkward forced handshake. That stopped the momentum of Soukhamthath, and Martinez was able to take him down with the fight started back up. Martinez used the bad call from the referee to steal the round with ground & pound. I have this fight all tied up going into the final round, but Soukhamthath MIGHT have won the second round, I'm not really sure.
     The final round was another back & forth round of striking, with both guys landing a lot of elbows, Soukhamthath probably landed the cleaner strikes, Martinez controlled the clinch, and neither guy showed much actual wrestling. I honestly don't understand why these guys were on the main card. Martinez is making his UFC debut, and Soukhamthath is 1-3 in the UFC, AND they're Bantamweights. Soukhamthath took down Martinez late in the round, and in my opinion, won the fight, 29-28. All 3 judges agreed, giving Soukhamthath the unanimous decision victory.