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UFC Fight Night Lemos vs Andrade: Results

UFC Fight Night 205 results are in. The event took place live Saturday, April 23, 2022, from the UFC APEX Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The night was headlined by a Women’s Strawweight bout, Amanda Lemos vs Jessica Andrade. Lemos was on a warpath in the division winning her last 5 fights. Meanwhile, Andrade was recently featured in our best female UFC fighters rankings and she has a resume of the top fighters in the world she’s contended with.

The night did not disappoint. With the comain event showcasing some excellent BJJ from Claudio Puelles, the main event was a awesome display of strength from Andrade, when she closed the gap on Lemos and applied the squeeze. This seems to be an obvious case for her to get the next title fight in the Strawweight division. All the fight results are posted below, with the winners being in bold.

Prelims

Dean Barry vs Mike JacksonWelterweight bout – R1 Disqualification eyepoke
Marcin Prachnio vs Philipe LinsLight-Heavyweight bout – Unanimous decision
Preston Parsons vs Evan Elder – Welterweight bout – Unanimous decision
Aoriqileng vs Camerson Else – Bantamweight bout – R1 TKO
Tyson Pedro vs Ike Villanueva – Light-Heavyweight bout – R1 KO
Dwight Grant vs Sergey KhandozhkoWelterweight bout – R2 KO
Jordan Wright vs Marc-Andre Barriault Catchweight bout – R1 Submission

Main Card

Lando Vannata vs Charles JourdainFeatherweight – R1 Submission
Alexandr Romanov vs Chase Sherman – Heavyweight bout – cancelled
Maycee Barber #14 vs Montana De La Rosa – Women’s Flyweight bout – Unanimous Decision
Clay Guida vs Claudio PuellesLightweight bout – Winner by R1 Knee Bar Submission
Amanda Lemos #10 vs Jessica Andrade #1 – Women’s Strawweight bout – R1 Standing Arm Triangle Submission

UFC 273 Results

Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie

UFC 273 Results are in. There was not a boring fight on this card. From the early prelims to the main card. Decision, submission or knock out these fighters came to make a statement and made such awesome entertainment.

Serious statements were made from the early prelims on. Check below for the results of another successfully entertaining night from the UFC.

Results Early Prelims (aired on ESPN and ESPN + at 5:15pm CDT)

Julio Arce vs Daniel Santos – bantamweight bout – Julio Arce out struck Santos with some impressive boxing to get the unanimous decision in this high paced bout.

Piera Rodriguez vs Kay Hansen – women’s strawweight bout – A great back and forth bout that ultimately landed in a unanimous decision for Rodriguez due to a superior ground game, improving her record to 8-0.

Aleksi Oleinik vs Jared Vanderaa – Heavyweight bout – This fight didn’t make it out of the first round when a dominating Vanderaa found himself at a disadvantage on the mat and ultimately tapping out due to a boa constrictor.

Results Prelims (aired on ESPN + at 7pm CDT)

Mickey Gall vs Mike MalottWelterweight bout – A crisp left hook set the KO victory for Mike Malott in the very first round securing a promising UFC debut.

Aspen Ladd #4 vs Raquel Pennington #7Women’s Bantamweight bout –
Tremendously entertaining 1st round. unfortunate eye poke round 2. Great striking exchange R2. A smooth R3 takedown and Ladd got her chance on the mat but Pennington continued to stay on her feet. But a great show for sure. 2 rounds to 1 Raquel Pennington. Great night for women’s MMA. On a 9 day notice she pulls off her 4th consecutive win.

unanimous decision for Raquel Pennington.

Anthony Hernandez vs Josh Fremd – Middleweight bout

Hernandez showed his skills early on in the first round working UFC debut Josh Fremd. 2nd round Josh Fremd begins to turn the tide after Hernandez gives up the dominant position on the mat and Fremd wins the round. R3 Hernandez very aggressive and secures a takedown. Fremd got to his feet but Hernandez slammed him down again. R3 is all Hernandez as he controls the ground game ending the fight in a reverse triangle submission attempt. An awesome show from these two.

Unanimous decision Anthony Hernandez.

Ian Garry vs Darian Weeks – Welterweight bout –

This one goes the distance but it was Weeks who appeared to be the better man tonight, due to some great striking and keeps an undefeated record moving to 9-0.

Ian Garry via unanimous decision

Main Card (aired on ESPN + PPV at 9pm CDT)

Vinc Pichel vs Mark MadsenLightweight bout

R1 – Madsen with some good leg kicks early in the first round, I have Madsen through the first with some good strikes and wrestling.

R2 – Madsen gets rocked with some good shots from Pichel. Pichel was looking good in this round and won on our card.

R3 – Pichel comes out and starts to show some good striking against Madsen. Madsen controlled position on the mat with 3:30 left on the clock. Pichel started to get frustrated with Madsen’s ability to hold dominate position. R-3 Madsen

Winner by unanimous decision Mark O. Madsen.

Mackenzie Dern #5 vs Tecia Torres #7 – Women’s Strawweight bout

R1- NO feeling out period as Dern looks to rush Torres early. They go back and forth with excellent striking from both women. Dern threatened to take it to the mat at one point but they stayed on their feet and went the whole round striking. no clear winner

R2 – They get back at it with Dern controlling the center of the octagon. Dern clinched up against the cage and began to climb on Torres working for a kimura. Dern drug her to the mat with the kimura and Torres defended it the whole way. Dern then transitioned to a knee bar that Torres again defended. Dern

R3 – It’s again Dern who comes out to control the center of the octagon. Dern also looked to be the fresher fighter, no doubt from carrying Dern while defending that kimura. Torres whipped out a short heel kick that found its mark and then it’s Torres who stumbled Dern with an up kick but failed to follow up with anything of relevance. Dern recovered and again began to stalk Torres. Tecia worked for the takedown at the end of the round but it was Dern who landed on top. Torres

Winner by split decision – Mackenzie Dern

Gilbert Burns #2 vs Khamzat Chimaev #11 – Welterweight bout –

R1 – Khamzat takes the center and struck to a clinch against the cage. Khamzat drug him down and Khamzat got off and brought it back to the feet. Khamzat continued to control the center and stung Gilbert with a right. The back and forth between strikes continued. Suddenly, Chimaev hit Burns with a fast and hard jab that sat Burns down. Chimaev followed briefly with some ground and pound. 30 seconds to go and they are back on their feet with Burns bleeding from somewhere on his head. Khamzat

R2 – Burns looked to take the center of the octagon. The two continued to exchange from their feet with each fighter getting their shots in. Burns had Chimaev hurt halfway through the round but Chimaev was able to recover. Burns continued to find some success. Some awesome shots from Burns including an unexpected up kick to the body scored. Ckhimaev started to pour it on with some big shots but a counter from Burns nearly knocked out Chimaev as he struggled to the end of the round. Burns

R3 – Chimaev took the center of the octagon. Chimaev began to find his shots on burns and stuffed another burns takedown. Chimaev with 3:30 left started to really stun Burns until the two ended up clinching. They separated and Chimaev stalked Burns peppering the occasional punches. Burns began to get a few shots off that were making an impact and back and forth it went. less than a minute left in the fight and they continued to exchange in the middle of the ring Khamzat with big knee that stunned Burns followed up by a body kick. Chimaev

Winner by unanimous decision – Khamzat Chimaev

Aljamain Sterling C vs Petr Yan C – Bantamweight Title bout –

R1 – Yan took the center of the octagon early. The two had a feel out phase that lasted about the first half of the round. Yan got off a couple of good shots that stung Sterling and Yan continued to stalk Sterling around the octagon until the round ended. Yan

R2 – They had a couple of good exchanges with no clear benefactor. Sterling went in for one shot and was denied. He went again and secured the takedown. He sunk in his hooks and had the back of Yan with a good body triangle on Yan. With over half the round left Sterling had plenty of time to work a submission. Sterling worked some heavy ground and pound against Yan who still held the body triangle in place. 40 seconds left and Sterling was back on his back, Yan punched back at Sterling but Sterling got the better of the exchanges. Sterling

R3 – Yan took the center of the octagon again. The two exchanged some low kicks, mostly from Yan. Sterling took another shot at Yan but Yan defended and continued to pressure Sterling. Sterling again with a takedown attempt but this time secured it and again took Yan’s back and locked in the body triangle. Working for the rear naked choke he weathered Yan’s punches until the end of the round. Sterling

R4 – The start of the round and Yan comes out with a flurry that stings Sterling. A Yan leg kick stuffed a Sterling takedown. Sterling broke apart and the men exchanged shots. Sterling looked to take the fight to the mat again and ended up taking guard to secure it. Yan fought in Sterling’s guard peppering him with shots. Yan postured up and hit Sterling with a couple of big shots and continued to dominate and resecure his dominate position and controlled the fight until the buzzer. Yan

R5 – Yan knocks Sterling down with a leg kick and Yan stayed glued to Sterling. Sterling looked for another takedown and Yan stuffed him against the cage and got back to his feet. Yan controlled the octagon but Sterling rushed for another takedown attempt. Yan stuffed the attempt and the two met with 3:00 left in the round slugging it out in the center of the octagon. Yan scrambled out of another takedown with one minute left and Yan ends up on the back of Sterling until the buzzer. Yan

Winner by split decision – Aljamain Sterling


Alexander Volkanovski C vs Chan Sung Jung #4 – Featherweight Title bout –

R1 – The Zombie appeared to be the one to take the center of the octagon but Volkanovski was working some serious jabs. A one two looked to have stung the Korean Zombie but Volkanovski kept picking his shots until he secured a takedown with a minute left in the round. Sung Jung got back to his feet and got hurt twice near the end of the round by sharp Volkanovski boxing. Volkanovski

R2 – Chan Sung Jung took the center once again, wearing some of the punches from the champ. Volkanovski started to throw some leg kicks into his mix. Volkanovski Hit Zombie with a big punch halfway through the round that looked like the beginning of the end. Volkanovski then secured a takedown but The Zombie appeared to recover. The stood again and Volkanovski went in for another takedown which was stuffed by Sung Jung. Volkanovski continued to to poor on heavy shots and again secured another takedown. Volkanovski separated and began to found more success with the jab. 10-8 Volkanovski

R3 – Volkanovski and The Zombie started to trade in the center with both landing some good shots. The Zombie continued to stalk Volkanovski, and Chan stunned Volkanovski again but was unable to capitalize on it. Volkanovski started to establish his jab again and shot for another takedown that was defended by The Zombie. A big right hand from Volkanovski sat Jung Sung on his butt and with about 10 seconds left he made it to the buzzer. 10-8 Volkanovski

R4 – The officials ask if Sung Jung wants to continue which he says he does. The Zombie back in the center and the jab back in his face. Vokanovski hit him with a couple of big shots that sent reeling backwards and Herb Dean saw enough and called a stop to the fight.

Winner by TKO – Alexander Volkanovski

UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Daukaus Results

The results are in for UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Daukaus another night of entertaining fights. Check below for the posted results and stand by as the site undergoes some changes in how we bring MMA news and information to you.

Blaydes vs Daukaus Results

Main Card (aired on ESPN & ESPN+ at 6pm CDT)

Curtis Blaydes #4 (-380) vs Chris Daukaus #9 (+290) – heavyweight bout – Curtis Blaydes secured the Performance of the Night with his 2nd round KO/TKO and sees his stock rise in the heavyweight division.

Joanne Wood #7 vs Alexa Grasso #9 – women’s flyweight bout – Alexa got a 1st round Submission over Wood.

Matt Brown (-110) vs Bryan Barberena (-110) – welterweight – Bryan Barberena and Matt Brown took Fight of the Night honors but it was Bryan who took the split decision.

Askar Askarov #2 (-350) vs Kai Kara France (+270) – flyweight bout – Kai won this in a unanimous decision.

Neil Magny #9 (-235) vs Max Griffin (+190) – welterweight bout – Neil won this via split decision.

Marc Diakiese (+140) vs Viacheslav Borshchev (-160) – lightweight bout – Marc went the distance and secured the unanimous decision.

Prelims (aired on ESPN & ESPN+ at 3pm CDT)

Sara McMann #9 (+180) vs Karol Rosa #12 (-220) – women’s bantamweight bout – McMann won via unanimous decision.

Chris Gutierrez (+130) vs Batgerel Danaa (-150) – bantamweight bout – Gutierrez won the performance of the night with a KO/TKO in the 2nd round.

Aliaskhab Khizriev vs Abus Magomedov – middleweight bout – Aliaskhab won this one in the second round by submission.

Jennifer Maia #4 (+340) vs Manon Fiorot #13 (-450) – women’s flyweight bout – Manon won this by unanimous decision.

Matheus Nicolau #7 (-110) vs David Dvorak #10 (-130) – flyweight bout – Matheus won by unanimous decision.

Luis Saldana (-120) vs Bruno Souza (+100) – featherweight bout – Luis took this by unanimous decision.

Get ready for the next UFC event and check out the UFC calendar back on our home page.

UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs Aspinall: Results

This UFC Fight Night makes you proud to be a fan. Many fights did not make it out of the first round. It was a big day that proved the UFC future will be marked with bright talents. Check below for the results and a round by round for the main card.

Prelims (ESPN+ at 12:30pm CDT)

Muhammad Mokaev vs Cody Durden – flyweight bout – Muhammad Mokaev won by 1st round submission

Cory McKenna vs Elise Reedwomen’s strawweight bout – Elise Reed won by split decision

Jack Shore vs Timur Valiev – bantamweight bout – Jack Shore won by unanimous decision

Nikita Krylov vs Paul Craiglight heavyweight bout – Paul Craig won by first-round submission

Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Sergei Pavlovichheavyweight bout – Shamil Pavlovich won by first-round KO/TKO

Mike Grundy vs Makwan Amirkhanifeatherweight bout – Makwan Amirkhani won by first-round submission

Main Card (ESPN+ at 3:00pm CDT)

Jai Herbert vs Ilia Topuria #15 – lightweight bout
Round 1: The fighters took the center of the octagon and Topuria started to control the center. Herbert fired off a couple of good punches that seemed to be significant. A brief exchange and Herbert landed a head kick that dropped Topuria. He jumped on Topuria but his stunned opponent was able to scramble back to a clinch and regain his composure. Topuria struggled for a single and ended up securing the takedown. Topuria moved to side control and the blood was showing from his nose. Herbert got him back in his guard and they continued to grapple for a better position. Herbert got back to his feet and they continued to strike with Herbert being the obvious advantaged opponent, with a six-inch reach advantage. Thirty seconds remained and Herbert hit him with another knee that left his mouthpiece flying. The two swung it out until the end of the round.

Round 2: Topuria took the center of the octagon and worked off of his jab. It looked as if Topuria hurt him with a right but nothing seemed to come of it. About 30 seconds into the round and Topuria hit him with a big left to the body and a right hook to the chin which immediately turned out the lights for Herbert, and kept his record undefeated.

Round 2 KO/TKO – Topuria


Molly McCann vs Luana Carolina – women’s flyweight bout
Round 1: Molly took the center but Carolina looked ready mixing with kicks. Molly landed a big punch which had Carolina reeling for nearly the first minute of the round. Molly pushed for the finish but Carolina recovered. They worked the clinch for a while and were broken apart with 3 minutes left in the round. McCann looked like she was only willing to throw shots that would call the night early. A minute and a half left in the round and Carolina was wearing the damage from McCann’s punches and again McCann had her covering up as she threw flurries at Carolina to both body and head. The flurry ended in another clinch and McCann looked like she was losing respect for her opponent. The round ended as both fighters threw down to the buzzer. 10-8 McCann

Round 2: McCann took the center and Carolina worked off the clinch. They separated soon after and went to work. A minute and a half into the round and McCann secured a takedown as the fighters went to McCann in side control. McCann threw knees from side control as Carolina showed holes in her ground game. Surprisingly, McCann stood up and the fighters got back to their feet where both fighters threw some big shots but it was Carolina who got the better of the exchanges. Six seconds left in the round and a big takedown from McCann slammed Carolina to the mat. 10-9 McCann

Round 3: The fighters showed their respect in the center of the octagon but Carolina looked to be building confidence. McCann seemed to be tiring as they worked in Carolina’s clinch. They separated and immediately started to exchange some big shots. Three minutes into the round and a McCann spinning elbow hit right on the chin and out went Carolina without the consciousness to protest. McCann with a super entertaining showing and maybe the performance of the night

Round 3 KO/TKO – McCann

Gunnar Nelson vs Takashi Sato – welterweight bout
Round 1: Sato took the center of the octagon and started as the busier of the two fighters. Nelson threw a big head kick that missed its mark. Nelson looked to close the distance but followed up with no takedown attempts. They continued to feint jabs as Nelson showed a grappling game plan forming as he took down Sato with a double. Nelson ended up on Sato’s back and started to make him pay for it with a good body triangle and some big punches and elbows against the side of Sato’s head. The position was held until the round ended. 10-9 Nelson

Round 2: Sato took control of the octagon and the two spent the opening minute of the round exchanging strikes with nobody getting a clear advantage. Nelson hit a good jab that backed up Sato but nothing came of it. Nelson shot for a takedown halfway through the round and landed in side control. Nelson once again sunk in a body triangle while on Sato’s back and began to pepper him again with shots until the end of the round. 10-9 Nelson

Round 3: Sato retook his position in the center of the octagon. The fighters moved to clinch and Nelson looked like he was ready to get the fight a little dirty. A minute into the round and Nelson was showing blood under his nose. A minute and a half left and Nelson took down Sato again taking his back and again putting on a body triangle on the Sato. Once again, the shots began to pepper in on Sato as Nelson fired off with little resistance. With a minute left in the fight, Nelson began to fight for a rear-naked choke. The fight stayed in that position until the bell. 10-9 Nelson

winner by unanimous decision – Nelson

Paddy Pimblett vs Kazula Vargas – lightweight bout
Round 1: Varga took the center of the octagon and the two started swinging for the fences. Vargas ended up on top after a big shot. Vargas began to work from the guard and passed to half guard. Two minutes into the round and Pimblett got back to his feet. The two worked out of the clinch with Vargas pressured Pimblett against the cage. A hip toss from Pimblett and Vargas was on his back with Pimblett scrambling to take his. Pimblett worked for a rear-naked choke, with the body triangle in, until Pimblett’s effort paid off and he got the tapout. This young man should find himself headlining his next UFC event.

Winner by first-round submission = Paddy Pimblett

Arnold Allen #7 vs Dan Hooker #8 – featherweight bout
Round 1: The fighters take the center of the octagon and it’s Hooker who appeared to be pushing the pace. Allen began to start in with some calf kicks as the two continued to exchange. Allen opened up with some heavy punches and nearly had Hooker out on his feet for nearly 30 seconds as Hooker stumbled around but refused to drop. Halfway through the round and Hooker was in trouble again as Arnold Allen turned on the nitrous and hit Hooker with a hard left that wobbled him and followed up with a head kick and a flurry (predominantly consisting of hard hooks) as Allen went to switch to elbows, to a Hooker who still had not been dropped, the referee saw enough. Allen was very aggressive and should see his stock rise.

Winner by first-round KO/TKO Arnold Allen

Alexander Volkov #6 vs Tom Aspinall #11heavyweight bout
Round 1: The fighters entered the center of the octagon and Aspinall started to dictate the pace. Aspinall mixed it up with kicks and punches and then took Volkov down with four entire minutes remaining in the round. While he attempted to move out of half guard he began to land some big elbows on Volkov. He began to posture up, in half guard, and dropped more elbows, opening up Volkov. He began to work for a Kimura and the two got up to their feet. Aspinal kept the pressure going and slipped off of a kick, aided by a Volkov punch, but Aspinall got up quickly. Moments later, Aspinall took Volkov down with a double after slipping a right hand. He began to posture up in half guard and dropped some big elbows until he decided the Kimura was there and took it. Volkov tapped immediately ending the fight halfway through the first round. Aspinall looked very impressive.

Winner by first-round KO/TKO Tom Aspinall

UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Ankalaev Results

UFC Fight Night has completed its Saturday night’s entertainment with another night of thrilling fights. If you are not tuning into ESPN + for these Fight Nights then you should definitely consider it. This night had everything in it even though that included a low key headline fight. Check out the results below for a night of great performances, knockouts, and submissions. Round breakdowns on the main card fights.

Prelims (airing at 3:00pm CST on ESPN +)

Mathew Semelsberger vs Aj Fletcher (welterweight bout) – (unanimous decision)
JJ Aldrich vs Gillian Robertson (women’s flyweight bout) – (unanimous decision)
Trevin Jones vs Javid Basharat (bantamweight bout) – (unanimous decision)
Damon Jackson vs Kamuela Kirk (featherweight bout) – (2nd round submission)
Sabina Mazo vs Miranda Maverick (women’s flyweight bout) – (2nd round submission)
Dalcha Lungiambula vs Cody Brundage (middleweight bout) – (1st round submission, performance of the night)
Kris Moutinho vs Guido Cannetti (bantamweight bout) – (1st round KO/TKO)
Tafon Nchukwi vs Azamat Murzakanov (light-heavyweight bout) – (3rd round KO/TKO, performance of the night)

Main Card (airing at 6:00pm CST on ESPN+)

Alex Pereira vs Bruna Silva (middleweight bout) –

Round one: The fighters touch each other up in a feeling-out phase that lasts the first minute of the round. Silva continued to lunge toward an elusive Pereira that appeared to be getting the better of the exchanges mixing an array of kicks and punches. With a minute and a half left in the round, Silva secured a takedown, however, he was unable to hold him down long and with just a few seconds remaining in the round, Pereira threw some big shots that hit their mark. 10-9 Pereira.

Round two: Periera took the center of the octagon and the two slugged it out through the opening minute of the round. Pereira continued to look like the sharper striker as well leveraging a reach advantage that proved troublesome. Silva tried to overcome with another shot that succeeded, once again, he proved incapable of holding Pereira down as the taller fighter quickly found his way to his feet. The two got some distance and good exchanges ensued. The round ended with a slip from Silva landing him with Periera in full guard before the buzzer. 10-9 Pereira

Round three: Silva used some strikes to setup another double but Pereira sprawled away from it successfully defending the takedown. They ended up in a clinch and traded some dirty boxing against the cage. After breaking they started to exchange from range and Pereira started to land some clean shots. Silva stumbled from a big punch and Pereira kept the attack on from a clinch position. Pereira began to hurt Silva again. Silva shot for a takedown but again Pereira sprawled out of it. Back against the fence and Silva struggled for the takedown. A short uppercut appeared to really hurt Silva again and the bell sounds. 10-9 Silva

Winner by unanimous decision Alex Pereria.

Drew Dober vs Terrance McKinney (lightweight bout) –

Round one: A flying knee from McKinney and excellent follow-up had Dober stunned. Another flying knee and Dober drops back while trying to hook the leg of McKinney. A minute into the round and Dober looks like he’s got a rough night ahead. McKinney took Dober down and found his way into Dober’s full guard. Drew Dober fought well off his back and then kicked back up to get to his feet. They exchanged wee until a Dober knee stunned, and dropped McKinney then capitalized with some punches until the referee stopped the match, debatably early.

First round TKO Drew Dober

Khalil Rountree Jr vs Karl Roberson (light-heavyweight bout) –

Round one: These fighters were throwing it all in their shots as each fighter found some success. Roundtree definitely seemed to be controlling the octagon. Roberson threw some hard leg kicks. A Robberson body kick was caught by Rountree though nothing really came of it. A slow start and a tough round to score. 10-9 Rountree (Octagon control)

Round two: Rountree came out with a sense of purpose rocking Roberson with a right hook, dropping Roberson. He jumped on him and as Roberson struggled to get to his feet Rountree rocked him hard with a body kick. Roberson somehow struggled to his feet and another hard right found its mark dropping Roberson again, and the referee had seen enough.

Winner by 2nd round KO/TKO Khalil Rountree. (performance of the night).

Sodiq Yusuff #12 vs Alex Caceres #15 (featherweight bout) –

Round one: Yusuff takes the center of the octagon and Caceres took Yusuff down but they scrambled back to their feet. They exchanged some more shots and Yusuff got a takedown against Caceres who quickly got back to his feet. The two separated a bit and Yusuff tried to fight for a takedown that proved unsuccessful as some time and energy was spent on it. In the final minute of the round, Yusuff used some striking to close the gap and attempted another takedown. The attempt ended unsuccessfully and it appeared that Caceres would threaten a submission before the round ended. 10-9 Yusuff (control)

Round two: The fighters came out with a busier pace as each fighter had some big connections. Caceres began to control the octagon and initiated many of the exchanges. Some heavy lead kicks connect for Yusuff and a big knee landed in the center of Caceres. Yusuff was in control of the center of the octagon and continued to pepper the legs of Caceres. A minute left in the round and Caceres was tallying up damage on his legs. A caught body kick and some back and forth spelled the end of the round. 10-9 Yusuff.

Round three: Yusuff continued to land some big lead kicks. Caceres lunged in for a takedown but it was successfully defended. Yusuff hit some big kicks both head and leg that had to have bothered Caceres. with 30 seconds left in the round, they clinched near the cage and separated to another Yusuff leg kick. Final seconds of the fight and Yusuff went for a submission. 10-9 Yusuff.

Yusuff won by unanimous decision.

Marlon Moraes #10 vs Song Yadong #14 (bantamweight bout) –

Round one: Song looked to take the center of the octagon. Yadong hit Moraes with a big right hand and Moraes was temporarily stunned. The two exchanged some back and forth shots while Song controlled the octagon. Song opened up with a big combination that ended with a big uppercut that knocked Moraes out.

Round one knockout winner Song Yadong (performance of the night).

Thiago Santos #5 vs Magomed Ankalaev #6 (light-heavyweight bout) –

Round one: One minute in and both fighters were feeling each other out. Ankalaev controlled the center of the octagon. Ankalaev continued to stalk Santos and halfway through the opening round and both fighters were scrambling with Santos getting the worst of it. Ankalaev continued to work the front kick as he controlled the octagon. The end of the round seemed to be dominated by feints and the action stalled out a bit. 10-9 Ankalaev

Round two: Ankalaev took the center of the octagon again. The two picked up the pace a bit and some exchanges were happening but halfway through the round and no notable accounts took place. Ankalaev began to find his mark as a couple of big shots looked to really stun Santos. 30 seconds remained and the fighters were coming in for some huge shots. Santos knocked down Aknalaev with a big shot and jumped on him but Ankalaev was recovered and defending until the bell. 10-9 Santos

Round three: Ankalaev came right back to the center of the octagon. Ankalaev threw a big head kick that nearly hit its mark. The two men continued with a back and forth that included feints, body kicks, and many single strikes. Halfway through the round and Ankalaev was showing the wear on his back right thigh. The two opened up with a good exchange from both fighters including a spinning kick from Ankalaev. The final seconds of the round came down and both fighters continued to find success with single blows. 10-9 Ankalaev

Round four: Santos came out with a vengeance and appeared to have Ankalaev hurt for a moment. The two continued striking in a fashion similar to the first three rounds where Ankalaev punches came in singles and Santos combinations and kicks were just missing their marks. Thirty seconds left and Ankalaev secured a takedown and landed it in half guard. A few elbows and some punches and Ankalaev likely stole the round. 10-9 Ankalaev

Round five: The final round began and Ankalaev took the center of the ring. They exchanged in the center of the octagon a little in the first minute. Santos appeared to be loading his shots trying to turn the night around. Ankalaev stayed in the pocket with him and continued to answer all shots as the first half of the round passed. The fighters struggled against the cage while the clinch worked more for Ankalaev who kneed away at Santos’ legs. Ankalaev threatened a single, but thought better of it and went back to kneeing his opponent’s thighs, feeding an occasional knee to Santos’ head. Ten seconds left and Ankalaev is working dirty boxing until the round ended. 10-9 Ankalaev.

Winner by unanimous decision Magomed Ankalaev.




UFC 272: Covington vs Masvidal Results

UFC 272 is in the books and a more entertaining night would be difficult to find. This night started out with a blistering pace and never let up. Rivals came out to settle things, Joe Rogan came back from a hiatus and the entire night was thrilling. Check below to get the results of the fights and see who came out on top.

Early Prelims

Dustin Jacoby vs Michal Oleksiejczuk (light-heavyweight bout) – These two had an awesome back and forth. The match didn’t quite go as anticipated as it was later discovered that Jacoby injured his legs in his training camp and the match turned predominantly into a boxing match. Jacoby ultimately had his hand raised and improved his standing with a unanimous decision victory.

Devonte Smith vs Ludovit Klein (lightweight bout) – I was very impressed with Klein as Devonte proved to be a game competitor. The first round definitely went to Klein as he dropped Devonte with a big punch and secured a couple of takedowns that ended in some big knees to his rising opponent. Ultimately Klein wins by a split decision which I believed a bit odd that any judge would not score that fight for Klein.

Tim Elliot vs Tagir Ulanbekov (flyweight bout) – How do you prepare to fight Tim Elliot? Where would you even search for sparring partners that could mimic the awkward movements of this fighter? These fighters both put on a great pace but it was Elliot who ended up with the unanimous decision victory over Ulanbekov.

Brian Kelleher vs Umar Nurmagomedov (featherweight bout) – A round-one submission at 3:15 of the round ended the night for Kelleher as Umar dominated his opponent until he found a rear-naked choke to end the night.

Prelims

Maryna Moroz vs Mariya Agapova (women’s flyweight bout) – The Ukrainian Moroz was rightfully emotional after a grueling back and forth ended in a submission victory in her favor. After the match, she was in tears after what has probably been the only good news she has had since her country’s invasion. Nothing against her tough competitor, but it was hard not to cheer for the Ukrainian underdog in light of the current climate.

Nicolae Negumereanu vs Kennedy Nzechukwu (light-heavyweight bout) – Nicolae weathered some serious eye pokes that likely cost Nzechukwu the fight as the referee ended up taking a point away in the third round. The fight went the distance and the split decision went to Nicolae which was still a questionable decision.

Marina Rodriguez #3 vs Yan Xiaonan #4 (women’s strawweight bout) – These women swung for the fences as this stand-up brawl went the distance. The two top contenders left no doubt as to their top-ranking status worthiness. In the end, it was Rodriguez who squeaked out the decision in her favor.

Jalin Turner vs Jamie Mullarkey (lightweight bout) – Turner, the skyscraper of a lightweight, put on a striking clinic until referee stoppage came early in round 2, at 46 seconds of the round. Turner put the division on notice as a real threat to any would-be opponent.

Main Card

Serghei Spivac vs Greg Hardy (heavyweight bout) – Spivac made short work of the much larger Greg Hardy. He secured a first-round KO/TKO after the referee saw enough and stopped the match due to strikes. Spivac hip-tossed Hardy and quickly capitalized on the obvious shortfall with Hardy’s ground game. The stop came at 2:46 of round one propelling Spivac’s standing in the division.

Kevin Holland #14 vs Alex Oliveira (welterweight bout) – Oliveira proved he was game for this fight when early in the first round Holland stunned his opponent with a right and Alex immediately recovered and returned the favor with a shot that wobbled Holland right back. The round ended with some heavy calf kicks that resulted in some scrambling on the mat until the buzzer.
The second round started and 30 seconds in Holland dropped Alex with a short right hand then quickly jumped on his opponent striking him until the referee saw enough. Holland secured a second-round KO/TKO at 38 seconds in his welterweight debut, undoubtedly adding to his fan base.

Edson Barboza #10 vs Bryce Mitchell #11 (featherweight bout) – The bout started with some heavy leg kicks from Barboza as the two fighters went back and forth in some standing exchanges. Nearly halfway through the round, it was Bryce who found success with a short left hand that dropped Barboza and helped Bryce secure an excellent takedown which left Bryce in top position until 30 seconds remained before Barboza was able to find his footing. I had this round in favor of Mitchell 10-9.
Round 2 began and the two fighters began similar to the first round. Mitchell secured an early takedown and fought out of full guard while Bryce began to find success in strikes opening up Barboza and controlling his opponent with his grappling for the majority of the round until the buzzer. This was another Bryce round arguably could have been 10-8.
Round 3 starts and the urgency is obvious with Barboza as his striking seemed to come with urgency. However, another Bryce takedown came after the first minute and things were looking pretty bleak for Barboza. Halfway through the round, a triangle attempt from Barboza was easily thwarted by Bryce and more of the same came Barboza’s way. With a minute left Bryce secured full mount and shots continued to pepper the legendary Barboza. The round ended with a battered Barboza and all three judges scored in favor of the obvious winner, Bryce Mitchell.


Rafael Dos Anjos #6 vs Renato Moicano (catchweight bout @ 160lbs) – Round 1 starts and Moicano landed a big body kick and the two went back and forth with their exchanges. Dos Anjos secured a gib takedown 2 minutes into the round and landed in side control near the cage. Dos Anjos continued to hold the dominant position on Moicano until the end of the round. I had this round 10-9 for Dos Anjos.
Round 2 looked to be favoring Dos Anjos again, as the two fighters remained on their feet for the first half of the round until Dos Anjos scored another takedown. Dos Anjos continued to control the fight on the ground transitioning at will and peppering his opponent until the end of the round. 10-9 Dos Anjos.
Round 3 both fighters exchanged on the feet where Dos Anjos appeared to be getting the better of the exchanges but not without Moicano letting him know he was still in this. Moicano started to drop his hands as if he couldn’t be hurt until a Dos Anjos head kick found its mark and dropped Moicano. Moicano amazingly fought through it and ended up on his back taking more and more punishment until the end of the round. This was arguably a 10-8 round for Dos Anjos.
Round 4 the referee calls the doctor over to assess Moicano and Moicano gets the green light to continue. The two begin again with some great strikes landing for both fighters. One minute in and Dos Anjos is back on top of Moicano’s half guard. Dos Anjos continued to pour down punishment on Moicano hitting Moicano with elbows and causing more damage to the already questionable left eye. 10 seconds left into the round and the fighters are back on their feet. After the round ended Moicano looked like he was seriously stumbling to find his corner. \
Round 5 the doctor inspected the eye and the fight continued with a referee warning that Moicano better show him something within the first 30 seconds or he would call the fight. The fighters continued with striking going back and forth but Dos Santos was still in control of the match. 3:30 left in the fight and Dos Anjos with another takedown but Moicano is back on his feet in thirty seconds. A battered Moicano showed that he was still game as he continued to display the heart of a champion. Unfortunately, the damage was piling up. It was suspected that Dos Anjos was putting on the kid gloves in the fifth round, however, I’m not so sure as the final minute of the fight showed a rally for Moicano who was swinging for the fences and left the crowd on their feet. I have this as another 10-9 for Dos Anjos but not enough can be said for the stock of Moicano who took the 5 round fight on less than a week’s notice and displayed the heart of a champion throughout. The judges all gave the match to Dos Anjos, winning by unanimous decision.

Colby Covington #1 vs Jorge Masvidal #6 (welterweight bout) – No surprise the fighters refused to touch gloves. Jorge came out with a flying knee that missed its mark. The two exchange on the feet and Masvidal landed a leg kick that appeared to have a lot of effect on Covington. Covington shot for a takedown and Masvidal showed excellent takedown defense as Convington struggled to secure the takedown that eventually succeeded. Covington fought for a rear-naked choke that was successfully defended by Masvidal as Colby continued to control the ground game peppering Masvidal with shots though nothing too damaging. With 30 seconds left in the round, the two got to their feet and exchanged strikes until the end of the round. 10-9 Covington.
Round 2, Herb Dean warned Covington to watch the eye pokes as a replay showed an unintentional eye poke was made. The two started the first minute of the round on the feet and Masvidal looked to be getting the better of the exchanges. Colby shot for a takedown but Masvidal was defending and answering with some pretty aggressive elbows. Herb Dean broke the fighters up due to a low blow. Some big shots from Masvidal landed on the legs of Covington. 1:52 left in the second round and Covington slips as Masvidal tried to capitalize on it but the two ended up back on their feet. Covington continued to push the pace and was showing himself to be game in the striking as the round came to a close.
Round 3, Colby continued to pressure Masvidal and ended up taking down Masvidal and working from full guard. Colby continued to reign damage from Masvidal’s guard. Some scramble ensued but Covington never lost control on the mat. With 10 seconds left Masvidal got to his feet and got a couple of good shots in. 10-9 Covington arguably 10-8.
Round 4, and a good back and forth exchange with a couple of unsuccessful takedown attempts. Colby was showing some serious damage to his left thigh. Covington opened up with a flurry on Masvidal. Masvidal then hit Covington with a big shot that dropped him to his knees but did not follow up with anything and it appeared Covington was able to recover. The round came to a close with more back and forth from both fighters. This was a hard round to score but with the knockdown, I give it 10-9 Masvidal.
Round 5, both fighters seem a little weary but it was Covington who came out with a flurry which ended in a takedown. Again, Covington worked the choke from Masvidal’s back. Masvidal kept his chin tucked and never seemed to be in any real danger from a submission. Colby continued to drag Masvidal around the cage while he worked for an opening. Covington peppered Masvidal and ended the fight reigning down blows on Masvidal. I had this round 10-8 Covington.
The final decision came unanimously for Colby Covington and there appears to still be no love between these two.

UFC Vegas 11: Covington vs Woodley (Results)

UFC Vegas 11: Covington vs Woodley results are in and it was a highly entertaining night. Not many fights went to the judges scorecards and quite a few didn’t make it out of the first round (one didn’t even make it past the first punch). Check below for the results of yet another feather in the UFC’s cap.

Prelims

Tyson Nam vs Jerome Rivera – Bantamweight Bout – In the second round Tyson Nam countered an inside leg kick with a right hand that sent Rivera to the canvas. With some follow up ground and pound the referee saw enough and called the fight as a TKO win for Nam at :35 of round two.

Andre Ewell vs Irwin Rivera – Bantamweight Bout – These two put on a fast paced match throughout. Ewell landed some heavy shots in the first round but Rivera was was in no way down and out. The next two rounds continued a back and forth pace and the fight eventually went to the judges for a tough decision. Andre Ewell got his hand raised after a grueling three round match.

Journey Newson vs Randy CostaBantamweight Bout – This has to be a contender for performance of the night. In just :41 of round one Costa found a home for a round house head kick. Newson weaved away from a punch and into the kick which ended the fight. Costa beat the odds in a big way with his first round KO.

Derrick Minner vs TJ Laramine – Featherweight Bout – Again, making the odds makers look foolish, Derrick Minner came out in round one to win. After some quick back and forth Minner sunk in a guillotine choke that had Laramine tapping at :48 of round one. Another strong performance of the night contender.

Jessica-Rose Clark vs Sarah Alpar – Women’s Bantamweight Bout – The first round had Alpar really working for a takedown, which Clark defended while dishing out some dirty boxing to reward Alpar’s efforts. The first round ended with Clark on top in a grapple. Round two started with much of the same, when Alpar came out looking for a takedown and ate some more knees and elbows. Again, the round ended with Clark on the offensive with some excellent knees and elbows. Round three was all Clark, but a strange call from the referee separated the fighters due to a legal knee that hit Alpar as she was in route to sit. The referee then restarted the fight and Alpar took massive damage until the end of the fight, when another knee hit Alpar flush in the face and the referee had finally seen enough. Clark won by TKO at 4:10 of round three.

Mayra Bueno Silva vs Mara Romero Borella – Women’s Flyweight – Borella looked like she was going to dominate the fight from the start, when the two ended up on the mat. Borella sat in the full guard of Silva and she was hitting her with some big hammer fists. Silva staged a triangle choke and Borella seemed unconcerned and continued to work out of her guard. Seconds later, and Silva transitioned into an arm bar which had Borella tapping before tension was even applied. Silva took the win by armbar at 2:27 of round one.

Mirsad Bektic vs Damon JacksonFeatherweight Bout – Bektic came out on fire immediately securing a takedown against Jackson. A back of the head shot caused the referee to stand the fighters back up. They went back to the mat soon after and Bektic continued to control the action when Jackson put a nasty Kamura on Bektic that was deep but unsuccessful at forcing a tap. Round two started and a deep guillotine is put on Bektic which also ends unsuccessfully. Bektic continued to dominate the round with some serious ground control until the last ten seconds when Jackson ended the round on top. Round three began and after a minute into the round Jackson worked to get the guillotine again but this time he found success. Bektic tapped at 1:21 of round three due to guillotine choke.

Jordan Espinosa #13 vs David Dvorak #14 – Flyweight Bout – These two threw out the blistering pace you would expect from the flyweight division. It was David Dvorak, however, who improved his division status when this fight went to the judges scorecards after three rounds of intense action.

Main Card

Kevin Holland vs Darren Stewart – Middlewight Bout – These two started out looking for blood and throwing big shots through the first two rounds. At one point Stewart had a pretty deep guillotine choke secured but was unable to finish Holland. Darren Stewart ended the third round with some affective ground and pound but on the feet it appeared that Holland outworked Stewart and the judges must have agreed as it was Holland who won the split decision.

Mackenzie Dern vs Randa Markos – Women’s Strawweight Bout – Dern threw a big head kick which caught nothing but air and Markos, in her attempt to capitalize on the error, ended up jumping in and fighting in her guard. Markos continued to threaten from the ground and eventually she was able to secure an armbar. The bout ended at 3:44 in round one in devastating fashion.

Johnny Walker vs Ryan Spann – Light Heavyweight Bout – The fight started fast and was then slowed down with a clinch and shortly after they entered the middle of the octagon Spann landed some big shots which hurt dropped Walker and looked as if he was hurt. He recovered and both fighters wobbled each other with big punches thrown at the same time. Spann went in to capitalize on the moment but Walker had recovered and threw some big hammer fist strikes as Spann fought for the takedown. An elbow delivered from the same position rocked Spann and a few more unanswered hammer fists caused the referee to stop the fight. Winner by KO at 2:42 of round one was Walker.

Khamzat Chimaev vs Gerald Meerschaert – Middleweight Bout – Hopefully you didn’t blink or you may have missed the entire match. Chimaev came into this fight super psyched. Seventeen seconds after the fight started, and after just one connected punch, Meerschaert was seeing stars. Winner by KO at :17 of round one is the undefeated Khamzat Chimaev.

Donald Cerrone #14 vs Niko Price – Welterweight Bout – Niko started this match looking to finish early. A big right hand and some short elbows looked to be giving the Cowboy trouble early on. Halfway into the round Cerrone looked as if he was starting to settle in. Two unintentional eye pokes may have cost Niko the first round as the referee took a point for the offense. Round two, Price was working leg kicks and Cerrone looked as if he could write a book on how to check them. The two continued to stand and trade, with Price appearing to get the better of most of the exchanges. Round three, Price continued to be the aggressor. Cerrone attempted a take down that didn’t pan out. Back to the center of the octagon where 90% of this fight took place. A double eye poke gave the fighters a chance to regain their wind and Cerrone came in for another take down and threatened Nikos back but was unable to do much with it. The last 30 seconds of this fight and these two were going out with a bang swinging until the end. The judges ended up scoring one for Cerrone and the other two calling it even, giving this fight a draw.

Colby Covington #2 vs Tyron Woodley #5 – Welterweight Bout – This fight started off with a heavy feeling out phase until Colby shot for a takedown and landed it in Woodley’s full guard. Woodley weathered a small storm and took no damage while getting back to his feet. The two ended back up into a clinch, with Colby pressing Woodley into the fence, and Colby found a few more shots that made an impact.

Round 2 – Colby continued to control the center of the octagon with Woodley answering some of the shots. It looked like another round for Covington as he appeared to be the aggressor and got the better of the exchanges.

Round 3 – An accidental eye poke slowed the action as Woodley took quite a bit of time to recover. The fighters started again and the action picked up, with both fighters throwing heavy. The fighters then spent the remainder of the round clinched against the fence, with Covington doing the majority of the damage and likely winning another round.

Round 4 – Colby came out once again controlling the center of the octagon. They ended up against the fence and Covington took him down with a single. The fighters scrambled and Colby held the dominant position, peppering Woodley with some shots. Woodley started to show an opened cut under his right eye and Colby continued to dominate the ground game until the round came to an end. It appeared to be another round in the books for Covington.

Round 5 – More of the same, as Colby pressed the action and backed Woodley up. Colby pressed Woodley to the fence and went to slam Woodley with a single but Woodley appeared to minimize any damage from the takedown. A couple of seconds later and Woodley attempted a guillotine from his back, which Colby easily escaped and Woodley started shouting that he hurt his ribs causing the referee to stop the match. The official call is 1:19 of round 5 by TKO for Colby Covington.