Joe Stevenson (Photo: bloodyelbow.com)
UFC Fight Night 9 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Palms Casino Resort - April 5, 2007
Joe “Daddy” Stevenson won the main event of UFC Fight Night 9 in just 27 seconds.
Stevenson used a guillotine choke to beat “The Young Assassin” Melvin Guillard in the main event of the Spike TV broadcast.
After winning TUF 2’s welterweight tournament, Stevenson dropped lost his UFC debut to Josh Neer. He dropped down to lightweight, and this was his second straight win in that division.
Justin McCully, a well-traveled fighter and pro wrestler, substituted for Frank Mir and won a unanimous decision over Antoni Hardonk.
In the Fight of the Night, Kenny Florian improved his standing in the lightweight division with a win over Dokonjonosuke Mishima. Florian won with a rear naked choke with just over a minute left in the fight.
On the pre-show, Kurt Pellegrino beat Nate Mohr by submission to an ankle lock at the 2:58 mark; and Wilson Gouveia defeated a guillotine choke to beat Seth Petruzelli in Round 2.
The other four preliminary bouts ended in unanimous decisions. Thiago Tavares improved to 15-0 by beating Naoyuki Kotani; Roan Carneiro defeated Rich Clementi; Kuniyoshi Hironaka beat Forrest “Meat Cleaver” Petz; and Drew Fickett defeated Keita Nakamura.