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Sergio Moraes earned a modicum of fan recognition by winning a few fights on a season of TUF Brasil, which makes him somewhat valuable to the UFC whenever they do a show in Brazil.
Tim Means is just a dude who’s always willing to throw down. That makes him valuable, too.
Neither man will ever challenge for a belt, but putting them together on a card in Brazil is a “can’t miss” match-up that promises violence. And hey, that’s what we got!
Whatever ground game Moraes hoped to impose on the American, it went out the window once Means started stuffing takedown attempts. Which was fine, because Moraes has wild hooks full of power to rely on when it comes to the stand-up game, and Means loves eating hooks for some reason.
That was the story of Round 1 – other than pulling guard once, Moraes was unable to get the fight to the ground, and Means ate hooks like they were food. Round 2 saw Means make adjustments and nail the Brazilian with more kicks and punches than he ate.
Moraes was very much running out of steam in the third, and even flopped to guard, hoping that Means would join him for some odd reason. Time expired with the duo slugging it out, and since this fight took place in Brazil…
Results: Sergio Moraes def. Tim Means via Split Decision
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A pair of bouts have been added to the UFC Fight Night 112 bill, as Tim Means will face Alex Garcia at welterweight and Darrell Horcher will face Devin Powell at lightweight.
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Following Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night “Belfort vs. Gastelum” card at the Northeast Olympic Training Center in Fortaleza, Brazil, both Tim Means and Bethe Correia are potentially facing six months on the shelf.
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It took two fights on two continents 2-1/2 months apart, but there’s finally been a winner between Alex Oliveira and Tim Means.
The duo first squared off at UFC 207 in Las Vegas on Dec. 30, but the bout ended in a controversial no contest after Means walloped Oliveira with a pair of illegal knees.
Oliveira had the hometown advantage and the last laugh Saturday night. The Brazilian welterweight had perhaps the finest performance of his career at UFC Fight Night 106, as he finished off Means in the second round with a rear-naked choke. The time of the finish was 2:38 of the second round.
Oliveira got off to a fine start in the opening round, scoring a takedown and working much of the round from top position. Later in the round, the momentum shifted Means’ way, but the horn sounded before he could do much with it.
The second got off to an odd start as Oliveira attempted to hug Means, who refused, but it seemed to do the job in keeping Means from getting back on track. Oliveira worked Means over in the clinch, landing legal knees, and when the fight hit the ground he wasted little time in getting the choke.
“That first fight was so quick I never had the chance to show off my potential,” Oliveira said. “So I was glad to have this rematch here in Brazil.”
With the win, the American Top Team Fighter is 17-3-1, with three straight wins and seven of eight, not counting the no-contest. Means (26-8-1), absent the no-contest, is 2-2 in his past four.