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.
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 Costa – Bantamweight 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 Jackson – Featherweight 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.
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.