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LIVE! Bellator 208 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

Fedor vs Sonnen

Bellator 208: “Fedor vs. Sonnen” takes place TONIGHT (Oct. 13, 2018) at NYCB Live in Uniondale, New York. In the second semi-final of the Heavyweight Grand Prix PRIDE legend Fedor Emelianenko (37-5, 1 NC) takes on “American Gangster” Chael Sonnen (31-15-1).

Bellator 208’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET on Paramount Network. MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Bellator MMA card.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 208) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!

BELLATOR 208 QUICK RESULTS:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen —
Benson Henderson vs. Saad Awad — in progress.
Cheick Kongo vs. Timothy JohnsonKongo KO 1:08 R1.
Alexander Shlemenko vs. Anatoly TokovTokov UD 30-27 X3.
Henry Corrales vs. Andy MainCorrales KO 2:08 R3.
Jennifer Chieng vs. Jessica RuizChieng TKO 1:22 R1.
Shaquan Moore vs. David MeshkhoradzeMeshkhoradze SD 30-27, 28-29, 30-27.
Tommy Espinosa vs. Suhrob AidarbekovEspinosa sub (armbar) 1:27 R1.
Jeremy Puglia vs. Eric OlsenPuglia KO 3:16 R1.
Mike DiOrio vs. Drews RodriguezRodriguez UD 30-27 X3.
Zarrukh Adashev vs. Christian MedinaAdashev TKO 1:08 R1.
Jerome Mickle vs. Nick FioreFiore UD 30-27 X3.
Ryan Castro vs. Dennis BuzukjaBuzukja KO 2:53 R1.

BELLATOR 208 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Benson Henderson vs. Saad Awad

Awad has the black trunks, blue gloves, a 23-9 record, and he fights out of San Bernardino, California. Henderson has the white trunks, red gloves, a 25-8 record, and fights out of Glendale, Arizona. Our referee in charge of this fight is Rob Hinds.

Round 1: Tap of gloves and we’re underway with Henderson and Awad each landing a body kick. Awad follows up with a couple leg kicks as Henderson circles on the outside, and another when he steps inside followed by a high kick. Left hand for Awad. Head kick by Awad is checked. Awad keeps his left hand high and is warned to close his fingers when he strikes. Henderson throws a front kick. Takedown by Henderson at 2:08. Awad is warned not to grab the cage. Henderson gets the hooks in on Awad’s back with over 90 seconds left. He escapes but Henderson takes him back to the mat. He escapes again and sprawls but is unable to stop Henderson getting back on top. Big right hands. Henderson takes the back as Awad gets to one knee. Axe kicks by Henderson as Awad lays on his back. 10-9 Henderson.

Round 2: Henderson continues to work kicks as Awad pressures forward. 1-2 combo by Henderson and huge left hand after. Henderson shoots for the single, Awad reverses it momentarily, but Henderson still ends up on top against the fence in half guard. Henderson lets Awad up when he tries to pass to mount, but manages to drag him back down at 3:07. He has one hook in on the back, loses it, Awad gets up but Henderson takes him right back down again. He fires the left hands and a knee as Awad looks to get up with under a minute to go. Henderson is working hard to keep him on the ground and put left elbows on his head. Henderson is looking for a head and arm hoke late in the round and Awad manages to hang on until the bell. 10-8 Henderson.

Round 3:

Final result:


Cheick Kongo vs. Timothy Johnson

Johnson enters first with the blue gloves and white trunks, a career record of 12-4 to date, making his Bellator MMA debut tonight. Kongo sports the red gloves and black trunks, career record of 28-10-2, currently on a six fight win streak. Johnson fights out of Fargo, North Dakota and Kongo fights out of Paris, France. Our referee is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: Johnson moves forward bobbing his head and waving his hands, keeping the right up a little higher and the left down by his chin. Kongo keeps stepping backward and kicks the right leg. Johnson tries to shoot for the legs at 1:03 and Kongo gets on top and pounds out the stoppage seconds later with left hands.

Final result: Cheick Kongo wins by knockout at 1:08 of the first round.


Alexander Shlemenko vs. Anatoly Tokov

Tokov has black trunks and blue gloves, a pro record of 26-2, and he hails from Tobolsk, Russia. Shlemenko has the blue trunks and red gloves with a pro record of 56-11, and he hails from Omsk, Russia. Our referee in charge is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Both fighters touch gloves before the bell and step back, then touch up once more afterward. Shlemenko backs off to avoid a high kick and throws a body kick. He backs up again to avoid the head kick the covers up to avoid a combo. A spinning kick pushes Tokov back but an overhand right misses. Tokov works from the center until Shlemenko charges forward with a left. Shlemenko responds to a right hand with a spinning back elbow that’s not quite flush. We get a clinch battle against the fence. Tokov works hands to the body and Shlemenko throws knees off the fence. Tokov tries and fails to trip him to the ground and we’re back against the cage. The second takedown attempt at 2:35 succeeds. Shlemenko gets back up at 3:04. Miragliotta gives Shlemenko a warning to not grab the cage and Tokov throws him the moment he lets go. Shlemenko charges forward and Tokov initiates another clinch. Shlemenko claims a knee to the cup to no avail. Shlemenko tries another spinning backfist but doesn’t get it. Tokov lands a left hook and Shlemenko tried to get an outside sweep when Tokov pushes him into the cage. More knees from Tokov. 10-9 Tokov.

Round 2: Shlemenko misses with a spin kick and tries a bull rush that doesn’t work. Shlemenko throws a kick to the groin that’s loud as hell and Tokov gets the injury timeout. The translator says Tokov is ready to go. Miragliotta tells Shlemenko he gets no more warnings after this one. Shlemenko tries to spin a strike but Tokov takes his back against the cage. Shlemenko goes down and gets back up at 1:16. Shlemenko takes a right but Tokov didn’t land the follow-up uppercut. Shlemenko rushes him into the cage door. They break at 2:46. Right hook by Shlemenko. Tokov takes his turn pushing a Russian into the cage. Knee to the body. Shlemenko head a momentary headlock. They break at 3:39. Hard left by Shlemenko. Clinch and break at 4:17. Tokov lands the right. Shlemenko with a kick to the body. Tokov takes the back standing and Shlemenko drags him across the cage. 10-9 Tokov.

Round 3: Knee to the body 20 seconds in for Tokov. Shlemenko charges forward twice to no avail and then tries to headlock Tokov as they go into the fence. They separate at 0:48. Spinning backfist misses for Shlemenko. Right hook for Tokov does not. Tokov goes body head and Shlemenko looks like a weary wounded warrior. He pushes Tokov into the cage to get some rest and puts a left on the chin when they break. Shlemenko charges and misses with a right hook. They clinch and trade knees. Shlemenko goes for a trip but can’t put Tokov on the ground. Right jab for Tokov. 4-5 shots in a row for Tokov. Body kick for Shlemenko. Tokov ducks a spin and grabs the back with 90 seconds left, dragging Shlemenko to the ground. Shlemenko tries to get up and gets tripped to the ground with a minute left. He gets up and he’s dragged down with 44 seconds left, Tokov taking the back. Shlemenko back up 11 seconds later. Tokov takes him down again at 4:42, he gets back up. He covers up to avoid a knee to the head. 10-9 Tokov.

Final result: Anatoly Tokov takes a 30-27 X3 unanimous decision.


Henry Corrales vs. Andy Main

Corrales is 15-3 in the red gloves with blue trunks and fights out of La Mirada, California. Main is 12-3-1 in the blue gloves and black trunks. Main fights out of Rockaway, New Jersey. Our referee is Rob Hinds.

Round 1: Both men rush to the center with no glove tap. Main takes a couple of leg kicks and lands the right hand. Corrales continues to snap off the leg kicks as Main tries to back him toward the cage. Each time it looks like he might get the pressure Corrales side steps or comes forward. Main has a size advantage but is being peppered with the kicks and body shots. The crowd is getting impatient even though Corrales is winning a technically sound round. He’s even forcing Main to step back as he’s now getting tagged with hard hands upstairs. Big left and right late for Corrales and one right on the chin at the bell for a 10-9.

Round 2: Main lands a hard left hand but Corrales is able to walk through it and wobble Main with his own at 1:04. He continues to kick the right leg and work to the body as well. Another left lands at 2:01 for Corrales. Main throws a leg kick and misses with a left hook then gets tagged on the chin again. Main gets a leg trip takedown at 2:55 but Corrales is up immediately. Corrales with a right hand. Corrales to the body again. One right jab for Main. 1-2 for Corrales. Leg kick for Main. Left hook for Corrales. Body head body head head Corrales. 10-9 Corrales.

Round 3: Corrales starts cracking three seconds in. Main throws the right jab several times. Leg kick for Main. Leg kick and Corrales takes one on the chin before he lands another combo that hurts Main. Corrales lands the leg kick and on the chin in rapid succession. Main is having trouble standing on his right leg now. Corrales rocks Main with a left and follows up with rights on the ground for the stoppage.

Final result: Henry Corrales wins by knockout at 2:08 in the third round.


Jennifer Chieng vs. Jessica Ruiz

Blue gloves and black bodysuit for the debuting Ruiz out of Baldwin, New York. Red gloves, black trunks and purple top for the debuting Chieng out of Brooklyn, New York. Our referee is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Both fighters are trading hands quickly. Chieng is the fighter providing forward pressure and hurts Ruiz with a right hand shot at 1:15. Seconds later Miragliotta waves it off with Ruiz still standing up against the fence because she wasn’t defending herself. It’s not really surprising to hear that Chieng had a boxing background coming into this fight. On the replay it even looks like Ruiz verbally submitted — she clearly had her hands up and was signaling surrender toward Miragliotta. She’s already left the cage and the announcers speculate she’s aggravated an existing knee injury.

Final result: Jennifer Chieng wins by technical knockout at 1:22 of round one.


Shaquan Moore vs. David Meshkhoradze

Both fighters are making their pro debut. Blue gloves for Meshkhoradze fighting out of Brooklyn, New York. Red gloves for Moore fighting out of Coram, New York. Our referee in charge is Rob Hinds.

Round 1: Glove tap gets us underway. Meshkhoradze lands the first kick. Moore pushes him to the fence. Meshkhoradze breaks free and lands a combo. Moore returns the favor with a right hand. Moore makes Meshkhoradze circle on the outside. He laughs and smiles then eats a left from Moore. Leg kick for Meshkhoradze. Meshkhoradze keeps smiling and laughing for some reason. Moore shoots at 2:19. Meshkhoradze tries to clinch and throw a knee. Meshkhoradze lands a couple of lefts, misses with a high kick, lands a reverse elbow, then gets tagged so hard his mouthpiece comes out. Hinds stops the fight against the fence to make Meshkhoradze put it back in. He breaks free at 3:57 and we get a firefight between the two. Moore lands a couple of uppercuts and takes Meshkhoradze down late. 10-9 Moore.

Round 2: Moore lands a hard body kick. Meshkhoradze tries a push kick. Moore ducks a hook and backs away from a kick. Meshkhoradze keeps backing up and Moore is landing the left hand. He sails over Moore’s head with a kick and the two clinch. They break at 2:00 and Moore lands the jab. Spin kick by Meshkhoradze.Leg kick. Left hand by Moore. Meshkhoradze lands a right and then leans down and rests with his hands on his knees. Spinning high kick misses. Meshkhoradze mocks Moore and eats a left, then gets tagged again as Moore drops levels and Meshkhoradze gets a warning for holding the cage with both hands. Moore gets a late takedown anyway. 10-9 Moore.

Round 3: Moore lands the first left hand of R3. Moore wades in with combos and lands a flush left over the top. Meshkhoradze leans down on his knees again at 1:10 and eats a counter left when he stands back up. Why in the blue hell does he keep doing that? Now he’s high-fiving Moore. What for? The reason you’re losing is you aren’t taking this fight seriously Meshkhoradze. Stop goofing off and KNUCKLE UP. He leans on his knees again at 2:16. Moore lands the left again. Moore lands a straight right and Meshkhoradze tries to laugh it off like it didn’t hurt, the biggest tell in the MMA poker game that exists. Meshkhoradze tries a spin kick but doesn’t land it clean. Moore covers up for a combo and avoids a knee. Meshkhoradze leans again at 4:20. He lands a hard leg kick. 10-9 Moore. Meshkhoradze should not get back in the cage until he can stop goofing around.

Final result: The judges score it 30-27 Meshkhoradze, 29-28 Moore, 30-27 Meshkhoradze.


Tommy Espinosa vs. Suhrob Aidarbekov

Blue gloves and red trunks, 5-1, fighting out of Newton, NJ is Espinosa. Red gloves and black trunks, 5-3, fighting out of Brooklyn, NY is Aidarbekov. Our referee is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: Espinosa is pressuring early and swinging big. Aidarbekov clinches with him and drops around the waist to get a takedown. Espinosa gets up but Aidarbekov lifts him off the ground and slams him back down. Espinosa tries to wrap the legs around Aidarbekov’s head for a triangle, then goes for the armbar and gets the tap and a round of praise from John McCarthy for how smooth the transition was.

Final result: Tommy Espinosa wins via submission (armbar) at 1:27 of round one.


Jeremy Puglia vs. Eric Olsen

Blue gloves and red trunks, 0-1, Long Island, New York for Puglia. Red gloves and dark trunks, 0-1, Levittown, New York for Olsen. Our referee is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: Puglia was looking for a takedown early. Olsen turns him around so we can get a better look at his mohawk. Puglia finally gets the takedown and tries to pass to the back but lets Olsen on top. Puglia tries to go for a triangle and gets powerbombed. Both fighters get back up. Puglia throws a knee to the body and both men spin around. Anderson calls for work at 2:42. They break and Puglia starts landing big leather including right uppercuts. Multiple left hands put Olsen on the ground and Anderson finally steps in. McCarthy: “He’s built like a big SOMETHING house.” He hits like one too.

Final result: Jeremy Puglia wins by technical knockout at 3:16 in round one.


Mike DiOrio vs. Drews Rodriguez

Rodriguez has blue gloves, black trunks, and makes his pro debut fighting out of Brentwood, New York. DiOrio has red gloves, gray trunks, and is 1-2 out of Homer, New York. The ref is Rob Hinds.

Round 1: DiOrio goes for a clinch immediately to nullify the 10 inch reach advantage of Rodriguez. Rodriguez starts landing shots when they break. DiOrio tries to claim a cup shot as Rodriguez pushes him into the fence to throw knees, Hinds says no. DiOrio turns him around. Hinds tells both men to get busy. DiOrio drops levels and Rodriguez spreads his legs. Rodriguez turns it around and throws a nice right elbow. Hinds calls for improvement again at 3:13 as Rodriguez puts the pressure on into the fence. DiOrio turns it around again. Rodriguez breaks free at 4:13. Leg kicks are traded. Rodriguez lands a spinning back kick, a head kick that hurts DiOrio and some knees. DiOrio drops levels and doesn’t get a takedown. 10-9 Rodriguez.

Round 2: Rodriguez runs to the center and accepts the offer of a glove tap. DiOrio pushes him into the fence at 0:12. Rodriguez gets out at 47 seconds and throws a front kick. Rodriguez backs away as DiOrio gives chase and kicks the lead leg outside and inside. DiOrio seems a bit overwhelmed. Right hand lands for Rodriguez. Another hard leg kick. DiOrio charges and misses. Push kick to the knee and a 1-2 combo. Head kick. McCarthy says DiOrio has become a literal heavy bag. DiOrio clinches with 90 seconds left. Hinds calls for improvement a half minute later. DiOrio fails to get a single leg and Rodriguez lands whatever he can to the body and head. 10-9 Rodriguez.

Round 3: DiOrio charges forward hoping to land a come from behind shot. Rodriguez quickly regains control and lands a spin kick. Right hand. Knee kick. Right hand. Combo. Push kick. Leg kick. DiOrio clinch at 1:15. This is all DiOrio has and all it does it waste our collective time. They break at 1:55. Rodriguez circles and lands a hard right followed by a head kick. Clinch and a takedown attempt at 2:24. The fight stalls there until Rodriguez breaks free for a moment at 3:57, then DiOrio pushes him right back into the fence. Please do not book DiOrio for a return fight. Rodriguez steps out and throws a knee then steps back and lands a spin kick. Rodriguez stuffs a single leg and lands rights to the head. DiOrio pushes him into the cage one last time. 10-9 Rodriguez.

Final result: The judges score this contest 30-27 X3 for Rodriguez by UD.


Zarrukh Adashev vs. Christian Medina

Both fighters are 0-1. Adashev has the blue gloves and fights out of Brooklyn, New York. Medina has the red gloves and fights out of Bronx, New York. Our referee in charge of the contest is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: A takedown attempt for Medina is foiled in the first 14 seconds. Adashev hurts him and Medina shoots again. Adashev throws a spin kick and several knees then starts pouring it on against the fence. It is all over even though commentary thinks there might have been an illegal knee. On replay it looks like they may be right. It was the very last strike right as the ref was stepping in to stop it either way.

Final result: Adashev wins by technical knockout at 1:08 of the first round.


Jerome Mickle vs. Nick Fiore

Red gloves and black trunks for Mickle. Mickle’s record is 3-6 and he fights out of Bronx, New York. Blue gloves and black trunks for Fiore. Fiore’s record is 2-3 and he fights out of Hicksville, New York. Our referee is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Mickle moves to the outside as Fiore paws with his right hand. Mickle won the previous meeting between these two by knockout. Fiore shoots for a takedown and can’t get it. Mickle drops him with a right hand and Fiore dives for a takedown to not suffer a second KO loss — and it works. He’s got Mickle on his back against the fence and is working his way to a mount. Mickle tries to push off the fence with his feet but Fiore has the full mount now and is slowly inching up. Mickle sweeps and Fiore escapes, but Mickle kicks him in the cup with a right foot and Miragliotta calls time, telling Mickle that’s his one and only warning. Fiore responds to an overhand right with a couple of solid lefts then shoots at the three minute mark and gets another takedown. Mickle goes for an omoplata but Fiore scrambles and winds up in side control looking for an armbar. Despite that early knockdown Fiore has outworked Mickle most of the round. 10-9 Fiore.

Round 2: Mickle takes the center but Fiore pushes back and chases the left hand. Mickle keeps reaching out with his left hand to feel the range and pop off his overhand right, which his corner is telling him to “watch the setup” for. Fiore stuns him with a left and gets a takedown at 1:25. Fiore tries to posture up while Mickle tries to keep it chest to chest. Fiore pulls free and avoids upkicks but when he lets Mickle back up he catches a hard shot and has to reset. Mickle tags with the left and gets a takedown at 3:22 with a little blood on his left cheek. Full mount at 3:54. Fiore goes body head with strikes. 10-9 Fiore.

Round 3: Mickle connects with a leg kick and a body kick. Fiore tags Mickle with the left at 39 seconds and takes him down to side control. Full mount at 1:23. Mickle bucks him off and immediately throws heavy leather but Fiore covers up and avoids damage. Fiore clinches to push Mickle into the cage. Mickle goes for a takedown but Fiore sweeps on top to half guard. Fiore scoots Mickle toward the cage, ending up in full guard in the process. He looks to posture up with under a minute left. He doesn’t do a whole lot of damage but he’s on top to the end for a 10-9 and what should be a unanimous decision.

Final result: The judges score it 30-27 X3 for Mick Fiore.


Ryan Castro vs. Dennis Buzukja

Castro is 0-1 in the red gloves and trunks fighting out of Patchogue, New York. Buzukja makes his pro debut in the blue gloves and black trunks out of Staten Island, New York. Our referee in charge is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Glove tap gets us underway as Castro lands the leg kicks and quickly shoots for a takedown. Buzukja breaks away and Castro circles coming forward with lefts and gets caught with a counter right shot. Buzukja is throwing big right hands, Castro goes for a leg lock, then tries to take the back when Buzukja escapes. Another right hand hurts Castro — and another. Buzukja pins him against the fence and Castro is staggering on his feet from the offense at all angles. Miragliotta may want to step in soon. He’s taking a close look. Castro is out standing and Miragliotta makes the right call.

Final result: Dennis Buzukja wins via knockout at 2:53 of round one.


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LIVE! Bellator 208 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

Fedor vs Sonnen

Bellator 208: “Fedor vs. Sonnen” takes place TONIGHT (Oct. 13, 2018) at NYCB Live in Uniondale, New York. In the second semi-final of the Heavyweight Grand Prix PRIDE legend Fedor Emelianenko (37-5, 1 NC) takes on “American Gangster” Chael Sonnen (31-15-1).

Bellator 208’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET on Paramount Network. MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Bellator MMA card.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 208) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!

BELLATOR 208 QUICK RESULTS:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen —
Benson Henderson vs. Saad Awad — in progress.
Cheick Kongo vs. Timothy JohnsonKongo KO 1:08 R1.
Alexander Shlemenko vs. Anatoly TokovTokov UD 30-27 X3.
Henry Corrales vs. Andy MainCorrales KO 2:08 R3.
Jennifer Chieng vs. Jessica RuizChieng TKO 1:22 R1.
Shaquan Moore vs. David MeshkhoradzeMeshkhoradze SD 30-27, 28-29, 30-27.
Tommy Espinosa vs. Suhrob AidarbekovEspinosa sub (armbar) 1:27 R1.
Jeremy Puglia vs. Eric OlsenPuglia KO 3:16 R1.
Mike DiOrio vs. Drews RodriguezRodriguez UD 30-27 X3.
Zarrukh Adashev vs. Christian MedinaAdashev TKO 1:08 R1.
Jerome Mickle vs. Nick FioreFiore UD 30-27 X3.
Ryan Castro vs. Dennis BuzukjaBuzukja KO 2:53 R1.

BELLATOR 208 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Benson Henderson vs. Saad Awad

Awad has the black trunks, blue gloves, a 23-9 record, and he fights out of San Bernardino, California. Henderson has the white trunks, red gloves, a 25-8 record, and fights out of Glendale, Arizona. Our referee in charge of this fight is Rob Hinds.

Round 1: Tap of gloves and we’re underway with Henderson and Awad each landing a body kick. Awad follows up with a couple leg kicks as Henderson circles on the outside, and another when he steps inside followed by a high kick. Left hand for Awad. Head kick by Awad is checked. Awad keeps his left hand high and is warned to close his fingers when he strikes. Henderson throws a front kick. Takedown by Henderson at 2:08. Awad is warned not to grab the cage. Henderson gets the hooks in on Awad’s back with over 90 seconds left. He escapes but Henderson takes him back to the mat. He escapes again and sprawls but is unable to stop Henderson getting back on top. Big right hands. Henderson takes the back as Awad gets to one knee. Axe kicks by Henderson as Awad lays on his back. 10-9 Henderson.

Round 2: Henderson continues to work kicks as Awad pressures forward. 1-2 combo by Henderson and huge left hand after. Henderson shoots for the single, Awad reverses it momentarily, but Henderson still ends up on top against the fence in half guard. Henderson lets Awad up when he tries to pass to mount, but manages to drag him back down at 3:07. He has one hook in on the back, loses it, Awad gets up but Henderson takes him right back down again. He fires the left hands and a knee as Awad looks to get up with under a minute to go. Henderson is working hard to keep him on the ground and put left elbows on his head. Henderson is looking for a head and arm hoke late in the round and Awad manages to hang on until the bell. 10-8 Henderson.

Round 3:

Final result:


Cheick Kongo vs. Timothy Johnson

Johnson enters first with the blue gloves and white trunks, a career record of 12-4 to date, making his Bellator MMA debut tonight. Kongo sports the red gloves and black trunks, career record of 28-10-2, currently on a six fight win streak. Johnson fights out of Fargo, North Dakota and Kongo fights out of Paris, France. Our referee is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: Johnson moves forward bobbing his head and waving his hands, keeping the right up a little higher and the left down by his chin. Kongo keeps stepping backward and kicks the right leg. Johnson tries to shoot for the legs at 1:03 and Kongo gets on top and pounds out the stoppage seconds later with left hands.

Final result: Cheick Kongo wins by knockout at 1:08 of the first round.


Alexander Shlemenko vs. Anatoly Tokov

Tokov has black trunks and blue gloves, a pro record of 26-2, and he hails from Tobolsk, Russia. Shlemenko has the blue trunks and red gloves with a pro record of 56-11, and he hails from Omsk, Russia. Our referee in charge is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Both fighters touch gloves before the bell and step back, then touch up once more afterward. Shlemenko backs off to avoid a high kick and throws a body kick. He backs up again to avoid the head kick the covers up to avoid a combo. A spinning kick pushes Tokov back but an overhand right misses. Tokov works from the center until Shlemenko charges forward with a left. Shlemenko responds to a right hand with a spinning back elbow that’s not quite flush. We get a clinch battle against the fence. Tokov works hands to the body and Shlemenko throws knees off the fence. Tokov tries and fails to trip him to the ground and we’re back against the cage. The second takedown attempt at 2:35 succeeds. Shlemenko gets back up at 3:04. Miragliotta gives Shlemenko a warning to not grab the cage and Tokov throws him the moment he lets go. Shlemenko charges forward and Tokov initiates another clinch. Shlemenko claims a knee to the cup to no avail. Shlemenko tries another spinning backfist but doesn’t get it. Tokov lands a left hook and Shlemenko tried to get an outside sweep when Tokov pushes him into the cage. More knees from Tokov. 10-9 Tokov.

Round 2: Shlemenko misses with a spin kick and tries a bull rush that doesn’t work. Shlemenko throws a kick to the groin that’s loud as hell and Tokov gets the injury timeout. The translator says Tokov is ready to go. Miragliotta tells Shlemenko he gets no more warnings after this one. Shlemenko tries to spin a strike but Tokov takes his back against the cage. Shlemenko goes down and gets back up at 1:16. Shlemenko takes a right but Tokov didn’t land the follow-up uppercut. Shlemenko rushes him into the cage door. They break at 2:46. Right hook by Shlemenko. Tokov takes his turn pushing a Russian into the cage. Knee to the body. Shlemenko head a momentary headlock. They break at 3:39. Hard left by Shlemenko. Clinch and break at 4:17. Tokov lands the right. Shlemenko with a kick to the body. Tokov takes the back standing and Shlemenko drags him across the cage. 10-9 Tokov.

Round 3: Knee to the body 20 seconds in for Tokov. Shlemenko charges forward twice to no avail and then tries to headlock Tokov as they go into the fence. They separate at 0:48. Spinning backfist misses for Shlemenko. Right hook for Tokov does not. Tokov goes body head and Shlemenko looks like a weary wounded warrior. He pushes Tokov into the cage to get some rest and puts a left on the chin when they break. Shlemenko charges and misses with a right hook. They clinch and trade knees. Shlemenko goes for a trip but can’t put Tokov on the ground. Right jab for Tokov. 4-5 shots in a row for Tokov. Body kick for Shlemenko. Tokov ducks a spin and grabs the back with 90 seconds left, dragging Shlemenko to the ground. Shlemenko tries to get up and gets tripped to the ground with a minute left. He gets up and he’s dragged down with 44 seconds left, Tokov taking the back. Shlemenko back up 11 seconds later. Tokov takes him down again at 4:42, he gets back up. He covers up to avoid a knee to the head. 10-9 Tokov.

Final result: Anatoly Tokov takes a 30-27 X3 unanimous decision.


Henry Corrales vs. Andy Main

Corrales is 15-3 in the red gloves with blue trunks and fights out of La Mirada, California. Main is 12-3-1 in the blue gloves and black trunks. Main fights out of Rockaway, New Jersey. Our referee is Rob Hinds.

Round 1: Both men rush to the center with no glove tap. Main takes a couple of leg kicks and lands the right hand. Corrales continues to snap off the leg kicks as Main tries to back him toward the cage. Each time it looks like he might get the pressure Corrales side steps or comes forward. Main has a size advantage but is being peppered with the kicks and body shots. The crowd is getting impatient even though Corrales is winning a technically sound round. He’s even forcing Main to step back as he’s now getting tagged with hard hands upstairs. Big left and right late for Corrales and one right on the chin at the bell for a 10-9.

Round 2: Main lands a hard left hand but Corrales is able to walk through it and wobble Main with his own at 1:04. He continues to kick the right leg and work to the body as well. Another left lands at 2:01 for Corrales. Main throws a leg kick and misses with a left hook then gets tagged on the chin again. Main gets a leg trip takedown at 2:55 but Corrales is up immediately. Corrales with a right hand. Corrales to the body again. One right jab for Main. 1-2 for Corrales. Leg kick for Main. Left hook for Corrales. Body head body head head Corrales. 10-9 Corrales.

Round 3: Corrales starts cracking three seconds in. Main throws the right jab several times. Leg kick for Main. Leg kick and Corrales takes one on the chin before he lands another combo that hurts Main. Corrales lands the leg kick and on the chin in rapid succession. Main is having trouble standing on his right leg now. Corrales rocks Main with a left and follows up with rights on the ground for the stoppage.

Final result: Henry Corrales wins by knockout at 2:08 in the third round.


Jennifer Chieng vs. Jessica Ruiz

Blue gloves and black bodysuit for the debuting Ruiz out of Baldwin, New York. Red gloves, black trunks and purple top for the debuting Chieng out of Brooklyn, New York. Our referee is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Both fighters are trading hands quickly. Chieng is the fighter providing forward pressure and hurts Ruiz with a right hand shot at 1:15. Seconds later Miragliotta waves it off with Ruiz still standing up against the fence because she wasn’t defending herself. It’s not really surprising to hear that Chieng had a boxing background coming into this fight. On the replay it even looks like Ruiz verbally submitted — she clearly had her hands up and was signaling surrender toward Miragliotta. She’s already left the cage and the announcers speculate she’s aggravated an existing knee injury.

Final result: Jennifer Chieng wins by technical knockout at 1:22 of round one.


Shaquan Moore vs. David Meshkhoradze

Both fighters are making their pro debut. Blue gloves for Meshkhoradze fighting out of Brooklyn, New York. Red gloves for Moore fighting out of Coram, New York. Our referee in charge is Rob Hinds.

Round 1: Glove tap gets us underway. Meshkhoradze lands the first kick. Moore pushes him to the fence. Meshkhoradze breaks free and lands a combo. Moore returns the favor with a right hand. Moore makes Meshkhoradze circle on the outside. He laughs and smiles then eats a left from Moore. Leg kick for Meshkhoradze. Meshkhoradze keeps smiling and laughing for some reason. Moore shoots at 2:19. Meshkhoradze tries to clinch and throw a knee. Meshkhoradze lands a couple of lefts, misses with a high kick, lands a reverse elbow, then gets tagged so hard his mouthpiece comes out. Hinds stops the fight against the fence to make Meshkhoradze put it back in. He breaks free at 3:57 and we get a firefight between the two. Moore lands a couple of uppercuts and takes Meshkhoradze down late. 10-9 Moore.

Round 2: Moore lands a hard body kick. Meshkhoradze tries a push kick. Moore ducks a hook and backs away from a kick. Meshkhoradze keeps backing up and Moore is landing the left hand. He sails over Moore’s head with a kick and the two clinch. They break at 2:00 and Moore lands the jab. Spin kick by Meshkhoradze.Leg kick. Left hand by Moore. Meshkhoradze lands a right and then leans down and rests with his hands on his knees. Spinning high kick misses. Meshkhoradze mocks Moore and eats a left, then gets tagged again as Moore drops levels and Meshkhoradze gets a warning for holding the cage with both hands. Moore gets a late takedown anyway. 10-9 Moore.

Round 3: Moore lands the first left hand of R3. Moore wades in with combos and lands a flush left over the top. Meshkhoradze leans down on his knees again at 1:10 and eats a counter left when he stands back up. Why in the blue hell does he keep doing that? Now he’s high-fiving Moore. What for? The reason you’re losing is you aren’t taking this fight seriously Meshkhoradze. Stop goofing off and KNUCKLE UP. He leans on his knees again at 2:16. Moore lands the left again. Moore lands a straight right and Meshkhoradze tries to laugh it off like it didn’t hurt, the biggest tell in the MMA poker game that exists. Meshkhoradze tries a spin kick but doesn’t land it clean. Moore covers up for a combo and avoids a knee. Meshkhoradze leans again at 4:20. He lands a hard leg kick. 10-9 Moore. Meshkhoradze should not get back in the cage until he can stop goofing around.

Final result: The judges score it 30-27 Meshkhoradze, 29-28 Moore, 30-27 Meshkhoradze.


Tommy Espinosa vs. Suhrob Aidarbekov

Blue gloves and red trunks, 5-1, fighting out of Newton, NJ is Espinosa. Red gloves and black trunks, 5-3, fighting out of Brooklyn, NY is Aidarbekov. Our referee is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: Espinosa is pressuring early and swinging big. Aidarbekov clinches with him and drops around the waist to get a takedown. Espinosa gets up but Aidarbekov lifts him off the ground and slams him back down. Espinosa tries to wrap the legs around Aidarbekov’s head for a triangle, then goes for the armbar and gets the tap and a round of praise from John McCarthy for how smooth the transition was.

Final result: Tommy Espinosa wins via submission (armbar) at 1:27 of round one.


Jeremy Puglia vs. Eric Olsen

Blue gloves and red trunks, 0-1, Long Island, New York for Puglia. Red gloves and dark trunks, 0-1, Levittown, New York for Olsen. Our referee is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: Puglia was looking for a takedown early. Olsen turns him around so we can get a better look at his mohawk. Puglia finally gets the takedown and tries to pass to the back but lets Olsen on top. Puglia tries to go for a triangle and gets powerbombed. Both fighters get back up. Puglia throws a knee to the body and both men spin around. Anderson calls for work at 2:42. They break and Puglia starts landing big leather including right uppercuts. Multiple left hands put Olsen on the ground and Anderson finally steps in. McCarthy: “He’s built like a big SOMETHING house.” He hits like one too.

Final result: Jeremy Puglia wins by technical knockout at 3:16 in round one.


Mike DiOrio vs. Drews Rodriguez

Rodriguez has blue gloves, black trunks, and makes his pro debut fighting out of Brentwood, New York. DiOrio has red gloves, gray trunks, and is 1-2 out of Homer, New York. The ref is Rob Hinds.

Round 1: DiOrio goes for a clinch immediately to nullify the 10 inch reach advantage of Rodriguez. Rodriguez starts landing shots when they break. DiOrio tries to claim a cup shot as Rodriguez pushes him into the fence to throw knees, Hinds says no. DiOrio turns him around. Hinds tells both men to get busy. DiOrio drops levels and Rodriguez spreads his legs. Rodriguez turns it around and throws a nice right elbow. Hinds calls for improvement again at 3:13 as Rodriguez puts the pressure on into the fence. DiOrio turns it around again. Rodriguez breaks free at 4:13. Leg kicks are traded. Rodriguez lands a spinning back kick, a head kick that hurts DiOrio and some knees. DiOrio drops levels and doesn’t get a takedown. 10-9 Rodriguez.

Round 2: Rodriguez runs to the center and accepts the offer of a glove tap. DiOrio pushes him into the fence at 0:12. Rodriguez gets out at 47 seconds and throws a front kick. Rodriguez backs away as DiOrio gives chase and kicks the lead leg outside and inside. DiOrio seems a bit overwhelmed. Right hand lands for Rodriguez. Another hard leg kick. DiOrio charges and misses. Push kick to the knee and a 1-2 combo. Head kick. McCarthy says DiOrio has become a literal heavy bag. DiOrio clinches with 90 seconds left. Hinds calls for improvement a half minute later. DiOrio fails to get a single leg and Rodriguez lands whatever he can to the body and head. 10-9 Rodriguez.

Round 3: DiOrio charges forward hoping to land a come from behind shot. Rodriguez quickly regains control and lands a spin kick. Right hand. Knee kick. Right hand. Combo. Push kick. Leg kick. DiOrio clinch at 1:15. This is all DiOrio has and all it does it waste our collective time. They break at 1:55. Rodriguez circles and lands a hard right followed by a head kick. Clinch and a takedown attempt at 2:24. The fight stalls there until Rodriguez breaks free for a moment at 3:57, then DiOrio pushes him right back into the fence. Please do not book DiOrio for a return fight. Rodriguez steps out and throws a knee then steps back and lands a spin kick. Rodriguez stuffs a single leg and lands rights to the head. DiOrio pushes him into the cage one last time. 10-9 Rodriguez.

Final result: The judges score this contest 30-27 X3 for Rodriguez by UD.


Zarrukh Adashev vs. Christian Medina

Both fighters are 0-1. Adashev has the blue gloves and fights out of Brooklyn, New York. Medina has the red gloves and fights out of Bronx, New York. Our referee in charge of the contest is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: A takedown attempt for Medina is foiled in the first 14 seconds. Adashev hurts him and Medina shoots again. Adashev throws a spin kick and several knees then starts pouring it on against the fence. It is all over even though commentary thinks there might have been an illegal knee. On replay it looks like they may be right. It was the very last strike right as the ref was stepping in to stop it either way.

Final result: Adashev wins by technical knockout at 1:08 of the first round.


Jerome Mickle vs. Nick Fiore

Red gloves and black trunks for Mickle. Mickle’s record is 3-6 and he fights out of Bronx, New York. Blue gloves and black trunks for Fiore. Fiore’s record is 2-3 and he fights out of Hicksville, New York. Our referee is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Mickle moves to the outside as Fiore paws with his right hand. Mickle won the previous meeting between these two by knockout. Fiore shoots for a takedown and can’t get it. Mickle drops him with a right hand and Fiore dives for a takedown to not suffer a second KO loss — and it works. He’s got Mickle on his back against the fence and is working his way to a mount. Mickle tries to push off the fence with his feet but Fiore has the full mount now and is slowly inching up. Mickle sweeps and Fiore escapes, but Mickle kicks him in the cup with a right foot and Miragliotta calls time, telling Mickle that’s his one and only warning. Fiore responds to an overhand right with a couple of solid lefts then shoots at the three minute mark and gets another takedown. Mickle goes for an omoplata but Fiore scrambles and winds up in side control looking for an armbar. Despite that early knockdown Fiore has outworked Mickle most of the round. 10-9 Fiore.

Round 2: Mickle takes the center but Fiore pushes back and chases the left hand. Mickle keeps reaching out with his left hand to feel the range and pop off his overhand right, which his corner is telling him to “watch the setup” for. Fiore stuns him with a left and gets a takedown at 1:25. Fiore tries to posture up while Mickle tries to keep it chest to chest. Fiore pulls free and avoids upkicks but when he lets Mickle back up he catches a hard shot and has to reset. Mickle tags with the left and gets a takedown at 3:22 with a little blood on his left cheek. Full mount at 3:54. Fiore goes body head with strikes. 10-9 Fiore.

Round 3: Mickle connects with a leg kick and a body kick. Fiore tags Mickle with the left at 39 seconds and takes him down to side control. Full mount at 1:23. Mickle bucks him off and immediately throws heavy leather but Fiore covers up and avoids damage. Fiore clinches to push Mickle into the cage. Mickle goes for a takedown but Fiore sweeps on top to half guard. Fiore scoots Mickle toward the cage, ending up in full guard in the process. He looks to posture up with under a minute left. He doesn’t do a whole lot of damage but he’s on top to the end for a 10-9 and what should be a unanimous decision.

Final result: The judges score it 30-27 X3 for Mick Fiore.


Ryan Castro vs. Dennis Buzukja

Castro is 0-1 in the red gloves and trunks fighting out of Patchogue, New York. Buzukja makes his pro debut in the blue gloves and black trunks out of Staten Island, New York. Our referee in charge is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Glove tap gets us underway as Castro lands the leg kicks and quickly shoots for a takedown. Buzukja breaks away and Castro circles coming forward with lefts and gets caught with a counter right shot. Buzukja is throwing big right hands, Castro goes for a leg lock, then tries to take the back when Buzukja escapes. Another right hand hurts Castro — and another. Buzukja pins him against the fence and Castro is staggering on his feet from the offense at all angles. Miragliotta may want to step in soon. He’s taking a close look. Castro is out standing and Miragliotta makes the right call.

Final result: Dennis Buzukja wins via knockout at 2:53 of round one.


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Bellator 208 results live: ‘Fedor vs Sonnen’ streaming play-by-play updates

Fedor vs Sonnen

Bellator 208: “Fedor vs. Sonnen” takes place TONIGHT (Oct. 13, 2018) at NYCB Live in Uniondale, New York. In the second semi-final of the Heavyweight Grand Prix PRIDE legend Fedor Emelianenko (37-5, 1 NC) takes on “American Gangster” Chael Sonnen (31-15-1).

Bellator 208’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET on Paramount Network. MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Bellator MMA card.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 208) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!

BELLATOR 208 QUICK RESULTS:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen —
Alexander Shlemenko vs. Anatoly Tokov —
Benson Henderson vs. Saad Awad —
Cheick Kongo vs. Timothy Johnson —
Henry Corrales vs. Andy Main —
Robson Gracie vs. Jamal Pottinger —
Jennifer Chieng vs. Jessica Ruiz —
Shaquan Moore vs. David Meshkhoradze —
Tommy Espinosa vs. Suhrob Aidarbekov —
Frank Buenafuente vs. James Gonzalez —
Jeremy Puglia vs. Eric Olsen —
Mike DiOrio vs. Drews Rodriguez —
Zarrukh Adashev vs. Christian Medina —
Jerome Mickle vs. Nick Fiore —
Ryan Castro vs. Dennis Buzukja —

BELLATOR 208 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen

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Alexander Shlemenko vs. Anatoly Tokov

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Benson Henderson vs. Saad Awad

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Cheick Kongo vs. Timothy Johnson

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Henry Corrales vs. Andy Main

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Robson Gracie vs. Jamal Pottinger

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Jennifer Chieng vs. Jessica Ruiz

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Shaquan Moore vs. David Meshkhoradze

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Tommy Espinosa vs. Suhrob Aidarbekov

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Frank Buenafuente vs. James Gonzalez

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Jeremy Puglia vs. Eric Olsen

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Mike DiOrio vs. Drews Rodriguez

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Zarrukh Adashev vs. Christian Medina

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Jerome Mickle vs. Nick Fiore

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Ryan Castro vs. Dennis Buzukja

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LIVE! Bellator 207 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

Bellator 207: “Mitrione vs. Bader” takes place TONIGHT (Oct. 12, 2018) at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Friends become rivals in the Paramount Network-televised main event as Matt Mitrione (13-5) and Ryan Bader (25-5) each seek to advance to the finals of the Heavyweight Grand Prix.

Bellator 207’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET on Paramount Network. MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Bellator MMA card, including the “Prelims” undercard that begins at 7 p.m. ET.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 207) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!

BELLATOR 207 QUICK RESULTS:

Matt Mitrione vs. Ryan Bader —
Roy Nelson vs. Sergei KharitonovKharitonov TKO 4:58 R1.
Lorenz Larkin vs. Ion PascuLarkin UD 29-28 X3.
Kevin Ferguson Jr. vs. Corey BrowningBrowning TKO 2:08 R2.
Carrington Banks vs. Mandel NalloNallo KO 0:57 R2.
Kristi Lopez vs. Sarah ClickClick UD 30-27 X3.
Andre Fialho vs. Javier TorresFialho MD 28-28, 29-28 X2.
Mike Kimbel vs. Alex PottsKimbel KO 0:06 R1.
Sean Lally vs. Kemran Lachinov — unaired on DAZN.
Kastriot Xhema vs. Pat CaseyCasey UD 30-26 X3.
Sinead Kavanagh vs. Janay HardingHarding TKO (doctor) 5:00 R1.
Tim Caron vs. Vinicius de JesusVDJ UD 30-27, 29-28 X2.
Alexandra Ballou vs. Lisa BlaineBallou TKO 3:28 R3.

BELLATOR 207 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Matt Mitrione vs. Ryan Bader

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Roy Nelson vs. Sergei Kharitonov

“Big Country” Roy Nelson is 23-15 in the red gloves and Sergei Kharitonov is 27-6 (1 NC) in the blue gloves. Both Nelson and Kharitonov have black trunks on. Kharitonov fights out of Plesestsk, Russia and Nelson out of Las Vegas, NV. Our ref is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Both men touch a glove and we’re underway. Kharitonov is head hunting with his left and Nelson responds by driving him to the fence. They break at 37 seconds. Kharitonov backs off when he smells Nelson leaning in for an overhand right. Nelson shoots again and Kharitonov stuffs it and throws an illegal left knee while Nelson’s hands and knees are on the ground. Miragliotta calls time as the doctor checks on Nelson. Miragliotta signals a one point deduction to the judges as Nelson gets his time to recover. Nelson decides to continue and the fight is back on with just over 3:30 left in the round. Nelson keeps eating the left hand from Kharitonov while looking for the overhand right. One finally gets through and Kharitonov brings his left hand up to block another. Nelson backs him up with a flurry and drops levels but Kharitonov slips away. Nelson lands a left and Kharitonov just ducks under the right. Nelson eats a hard body shot and backs up. Kharitonov lands the right uppercut, then tries to grab the clinch for knees. Nelson throws the right and Kharitonov lands two more uppercuts that don’t drop “Big Country.” 40 seconds left. Kharitonov hurts Nelson at 4:45 with a right and he’s going for uppercuts and knees on the fence. Sergei gets the stoppage RIGHT before the bell as Nelson finally drops to his knees after one more uppercut followed by one big knee.

Final result: Sergei Kharitonov wins by technical knockout at 4:58 of round one.


Lorenz Larkin vs. Ion Pascu

Pascu enters first in the blue gloves and black trunks. The Romanian’s record to date is 18-8 and he’s a product of Conor McGregor’s camp at SBG Ireland and fighting out of Dublin (naturally). Larkin enters with the red gloves and trunks and a career record of 19-7 (1 NC), and he’s fighting out of Riverside, California. Our referee is Kevin MacDonald.

Round 1: Pascu is the aggressor at the start. Larkin circles him with leg kicks then throws a left high kick that’s checked. Pascu shoots at 0:41 and he’s trying hard to lift Larkin up off the ground and take him down. Larkin breaks free at 1:13. Larkin pops him with a right jab and may have hurt Pascu with a short left because he shoots again. Pascu gets pushed away and hit with a knee up the middle. He gets his hands up to avoid a crushing left hook and turns away from another, but can’t avoid a kick to the body. Larkin claims a cup shot, MacDonald says no and tells them to keep going. Good counter shots by Pascu at 4:08. He ducks under a shot looking for a single leg and ALMOST gets it… but doesn’t. 10-9 Larkin.

Round 2: Another potential groin shot is waved off by MacDonald early in the round but Pascu still took a big knee to the body no matter what. Larkin continues to circle and stick the jab and Pascu spends more time covering up than throwing strikes. When he does Larkin fires the leg kicks. Larkin goes for a jumping knee at 2:09. Larkin leads Pascu across the cage looking to land a counter shot and turns Pascu around into the cage on his takedown attempt. They break at 3:20. Pascu throw a right hand and a left, while Larkin misses with an uppercut. Pascu goes for a single leg but he gets popped with a hard right hand uppercut that stuns him and makes him lose his grip. 10-9 Larkin again.

Round 3: Pascu goes for a head kick but Larkin gets the right arm up. Pascu comes forward swinging and Larkin eludes all the shots then throws a big hook. Larkin follows up with a body kick and a straight right, and another right, and another. Pascu can’t seem to get out of the way of the right hand and Larkin knows it. He’s starting to treat Pascu like a punching bag. Pascu throws a leg kick and Larkin a left hook. Pascu gets a takedown to side control with 2:10 left in the fight. Larkin moves him to half guard and he’s looking to sweep. He’s got Pascu in full guard with 90 seconds remaining. Pascu tries to posture up with a half minute left but Larkin was controlling the arms. Pascu goes for a leg lock late and lets Larkin on top. 10-9 Larkin for out striking Pascu and Pascu not doing any significant damage on the ground.

Final result: The judges score it unanimously 29-28 X3 for Lorenz Larkin.


Kevin Ferguson Jr. vs. Corey Browning

Ferguson Jr. a/k/a “Baby Slice” is 3-1 in the red gloves and blue trunks. Browning is 2-1 in the blue gloves and black trunks. Ferguson is 26, 5’11”, 72” reach. 5’11” and 74” reach for the 29 year old Browning. Ferguson fights out of Long Beach, California and Browning fights out of Knoxville, Tennessee. Our referee in charge is Bryan Miner.

Round 1: Browning throws the first punch but gets decked by a huge right and taken down ten seconds into the fight. Ferguson tries to get a choke but doesn’t have it so he lets it go then stands up looking for another takedown, and he’s got it at 56 seconds. He lands two knees to Browning as he gets up (no hand down) and looks for another takedown. Browning tries and fails to stuff it and take the back. It’s strength versus strength against the cage and Ferguson wins that battle at 2:22. He avoids a possible armbar attempt and settles back down. He tries to pass to half but Browning sweeps at 3:18. He’s got the back and he wants to get the hooks in but Ferguson sweeps right back. Browning is split open over his right eye, but despite that he traps one arm on Ferguson and lands some nice ground and pound and some elbows that force Ferguson to cover up to make it to R2. Close 10-9 to Ferguson.

Round 2: Browning ROCKS Ferguson early in the frame but he goes for a takedown to save himself. Ferguson moves to side control with an arm around Browning’s neck looking to get the submission, Browning rolls to escape but Ferguson gets the full mount and takes the back. Ferguson lets go out a rear naked choke and Browning sweeps on top and finishes the fight at 2:08.

Final result: Corey Browning wins via technical knockout at 2:08 of the second round.


Carrington Banks vs. Mandel Nallo

Banks is 7-1 in the red gloves, Nallo is 6-0 in the blue. Nallo fights out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada in black trunks with red trim. Banks fights out of Denver, Colorado in the black trunks. Our referee in charge is Bryan Miner.

Round 1: Nallo is trying to use his long legs early, making Banks back up to avoid a high kick then landing a leg kick. Banks shoots looking to negate that advantage but Nallo stuffs it easy. He throws another big kick and Banks eats it coming forward for another takedown attempt, pushing Nallo into the fence. Nallo pushes forward and he’s the one with the takedown, trapping the head as Banks stands back up and going to the ground with the anaconda. Banks is trying to scramble to get out of it and Miner is taking a close look. Banks escapes at 2:24. He tries to get Nallo down but he’s back up at 2:45. Banks with a takedown at 3:07. Banks is unable to pass but Nallo is unable to get back up so it stalls out here. 10-9 Banks.

Round 2: NALLO DROPS BANKS WITH A KNEE 57 SECONDS INTO ROUND TWO. He’s out cold. No follow up shot was necessary.

Final result: Mandel Nallo wins by knockout at 0:57 of the second round.


Kristi Lopez vs. Sarah Click

Blue gloves, black top, 1-0, fighting out of Bourne, Mass. is Click. Red gloves and trunks with a white top, 2-0-1, fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif. is Lopez. Our ref is Kevin MacDonald.

Round 1: Both fighters cautiously approach each other to open the bout. Lopez lands a right hand and Click responds by pushing her backward into the cage. Lopez turns her around but Click almost kicks her in the head from there. Lopez throws a right elbow over the top as they separate. Lopez is coming forward now throwing lefts and rights. Lopez catches a kick but Click avoids the takedown and pushes to the cage. Round and around they go. Where it will stop, only they know. Lopez lands a few elbows to the head but Click does as well. Lopez drags Click to the ground but she gets right up. Lopez throws a 1-2 but Click pops her in the chin. Lopez throws combos but gets rocked by a right hand and was wobbled at the bell. 10-9 Click.

Round 2: Lopez tries a spinning back kick but Click walks through it. Click with a hard left hand. Click is mixing in body kicks as she walks Lopez down. Lopez connects with a left hook. They clinch and go to the fence at 1:56. Click works knees to the body with double underhooks. Foot stomps by Click. Lopez gets the hooks and looks for a leg trip but it’s not there, but she does land a right elbow over the top a few times. Lopez drops levels with 40 seconds to go but gives up on the attempt and goes back to striking. 10-9 Lopez.

Round 3: Lopez circles on the outside as Click tries to cut the angle and land the right. Leg kick for Click. Click with a 1-2 and a low kick. Lopez circles and throws a double jab. Lopez’ corner urges her to be busier in the cage. Click is keeping Lopez guessing by changing her stance and shadowboxing with her hands. She pushes Lopez into the cage at 2:38. MacDonald warns her about knees to the groin. Click with hands to the body as Lopez pushes Click backward into the fence. Click responds with knees and turns Lopez back. Lopez turns Click again but Click is landing knees. MacDonald resets them to the center with 40 seconds to go. Click comes forward with combos and repeated body shots. She’s imposing her will at the end and will earn the decision as a result. 10-9 Click.

Final result: The judges score it 30-27 X3 for Sarah Click.


Andre Fialho vs. Javier Torres

Red trunks and blue gloves for Torres, 10-4, fighting out of Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. Green trunks/red gloves for Fialho, 9-1, fighting out of Lisbon, Portugal. Todd Anderson is the ref.

Round 1: Fialho is the aggressor early and lands a leg kick before throwing a head kick. Fialho takes the center and forces Torres to circle to his left and right on the outside. Torres stops claiming an eye poke but Todd Anderson tells them to keep fighting and Fialho almost gives him a dirt nap. Fialho continues to work the leg kicks as Torres circles. Fialho slips throwing a head kick but quickly jumps back to his feet before Torres can take advantage. Jump knee for Fialho. 10-9 Fialho.

Round 2: Fialho continues to impose his will and lands a nice combo at 40 seconds. Torres suddenly comes forward with left hands. Fialho responds with a low kick and Torres backs up. Torres eats a big right at 1:28 and another comes seconds later. Torres gets another left hand off but then backs up from Fialho’s power again. Torres claims an eye poke a second time and Anderson says no, keep fighting. Left hook by Fialho. Another clean left. Right uppercut and right hook by Fialho. They clinch and Torres puts FIalho on the cage briefly but gets the worse of the dirty boxing and lets it go. Fialho goes for a late takedown and doesn’t get it. 10-9 Fialho.

Round 3: Fialho continues to push Torres backward and make him fight defensively. Torres attempts a takedown just to slow Fialho down a bit even though he’s not going to get it. He goes for a leg trip multiple times but it’s not there. Fialho finally backs him up with a hook with 90 seconds to go. The fact he’s negated Fialho’s offense and been the one attempting to take the back or get the takedowns probably edges the round narrowly to Torres 10-9 but Fialho will take the decision either way.

Final result: The judges score it 28-28 draw, 29-28 and 29-28 for Fialho by majority decision.


Mike Kimbel vs. Alex Potts

Blue gloves, black trunks for Potts, 1-0 out of Syracuse, N.Y. Red gloves, black trunks for Kimbel, 1-0 out of Waterbury, Conn. Our referee in charge is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: Kimbel rocks Potts six seconds into the fight with a right hand and IT IS ALL OVER. He landed one hammer fist on the ground but Anderson was already stepping in as he did.

Final result: Mike Kimbel wins via knockout at 0:06 of round one.


Sean Lally vs. Kemran Lachinov

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: To be determined.


Kastriot Xhema vs. Pat Casey

Blue gloves, black trunks, 3-0, fighting out of Springfield, Mass. is Casey. Red gloves, pink trunks, 2-1, fighting out of Greenwich, Conn. is Xhema. Our referee is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Touch of gloves and Xhema quickly lands a kick that stumbles Casey. Casey shoots for a couple of takedowns unsuccessfully. Third attempt at 31 seconds he gets Xhema to the ground and moves to half guard. Xhema gets him back to full guard as they inch closer to the cage and is trying to throw elbows and right hands off his back. Xhema gives up full mount at 2:07 but is quickly able to escape and get back to his feet. Casey single legs Xhema but he pops up instantly. Casey goes for a leg trip but Xhema keeps his balance. They break and stare each other down at 3:10. Casey throws Xhema down into side control 20 seconds later. Casey tries to headlock the neck as Xhema stands up and he may have the guillotine choke, but he lets it go and then swings hands instead. 10-9 Casey.

Round 2: A hard high-five starts this round. Both men are throwing heavy hands but it’s Casey who knocks Xhema down with a left, diving on top into side control. Casey is looking to pass to full mount and throwing knees to the ribs as he does. He’s also landing right hands and elbows to Xhema’s head as he starts hunting for an americana. Xhema is completely overwhelmed this round. More knees to the body. Xhema’s forehead is getting sliced up. Casey even makes an armbar attempt late. 10-8 Casey.

Round 3: They hug it out to start the final round. Xhema is going for flying knees but Casey avoids the damage and pushes Xhema into the fence. Xhema widens his stance to avoid a quick takedown but Casey grinds his way to it at 55 seconds anyway. We get a call for more work as Xhema manages to trap Casey in the guard and once again throw a few elbows off his back. Casey is trying to posture up and throw hands to the body. Time ekes away. Miragliotta warns them to get busy with 24 second to go but doesn’t stand them up. 10-9 Casey and he should easily take the UD.

Final result: Pat Casey wins by 30-26 X3 unanimous decision.


Sinead Kavanagh vs. Janay Harding

Harding is 3-4, blue gloves, black trunks and top, fighting out of Sydney, Australia. Kavanagh is 5-2 with red gloves, gray top and black trunks, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland. Our referee is Kevin MacDonald.

Round 1: Kavanagh pushes Harding toward the outside circle quickly and is letting her hands go. Harding weathers the storm and circles to her right. Harding is getting her hands up to block a lock of the shots and is throwing some nice elbows. In fact she’s opened up a cut on Kavanagh’s face, who has to keep wiping the blood out of her eyes. Now Harding is the aggressor as the blood continues to pour over Kavanagh’s right eye. Kavanagh looks to clinch and drop levels. Harding breaks free at 3:28 with a knee on the exit. Left hand flush for Harding. Kavanagh lands a clean shot as Harding went for a spin kick. Crisp right hand by Kavanagh. Kavanagh with a left. That’s a super close first round but it’s not going to a second — the cut man can’t stem the flow of blood and the doctor is calling it off.

Final result: Janay Harding wins by TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 5:00 of round one.


Tim Caron vs. Vinicius de Jesus

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: VDJ wins via unanimous decision 30-27 and 29-28 X2.


Alexandra Ballou vs. Lisa Blaine

Ballou is making her pro debut in the blue gloves and black top out of Bethlehem, Conn. Lisa Blaine is 2-0 in the red gloves and blue trunks, and she fights out of North Haven, Conn. Our referee in charge is Kevin MacDonald.

Round 1: Both fighters take the center with no glove tap. Blaine paws with the left and keeps the right hand up high, letting it spring out when she can find the range. She pushes Ballou backward toward the fence but Ballou turns her around when they clinch. Blaine does some dirty boxing as they spin back and forth. Blaine tries to avoid a takedown and ends up balancing on one leg with the other pushed against the cage — legal because she didn’t link her toes into the fence. Ballou gets the double underhooks but lets go at 2:50 and Blaine immediately lands the right hand and gives chase. Ballou responds with a knee and a high kick. Blaine goes for the clinch on the cage at 3:27 and Ballou turns her around again. Ballou throws knees to the body and Blaine throws rights and uppercuts. She punches her way out of being on the fence with 24 seconds left and avoids a single leg. 10-9 Blaine.

Round 2: Blaine goes for an over the top hook immediately. Ballou throws a right high kick Blaine easily avoids. Ballou throws an uppercut that’s also far from the mark. Blaine keeps pressing forward with the left jab and right hook. Blaine is having trouble seeing out of her left eye, the same place Blaine is targeting her power shots. Ballou has a takedown attempt cut off with a punch but she gets a muay thai plum and throws a knee. MacDonald tells the fighters to get busy as they spin around on the cage looking for control. He resets them to center at 3:17. Blaine continues to connect with the right hand. Blaine gets a hand up to check a head kick and continues to connect with her shots. 10-9 Blaine.

Round 3: Blaine inexplicably goes for a clinch again even though her corner has told her repeatedly to stand and throw and not give Ballou the one position she’s able to control in this fight — and that’s exactly what Ballou does with knees to the body and legs. They break with just over three minutes left. Ballou finally gets the takedown she was looking for at 3:10, takes full mount and starts hammering away hard and heavy until the ref steps in to save Lisa Blaine, making Mike Goldberg erupt with joy on commentary.

Final result: Alexandra Ballou wins via technical knockout at 3:28 in the third round.


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Live! UFC 229 Results & Play-By-Play TONIGHT!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to “Sin City” tonight (Sat., Oct. 6, 2018) with its UFC 229: “Khabib vs. McGregor” pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event, held inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with select “Prelims” undercard bouts coming to you by way of FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass digital network. As the name suggests, UFC 229 is headlined by the lightweight championship title fight pitting reigning division kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov opposite ex-lightweight titleholder Conor McGregor. The victor is likely to fight the winner of Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis, which co-headlines the UFC 229 extravaganza and serves as “El Cucuy’s” first bout inside the cage since last spring’s devastating knee injury. Also, Derrick Lewis could punch his way into the next heavyweight title shot by turning away Bellator import and streaking 265-pound contender Alexander Volkov.

That’s not all. Not by a long shot.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 229 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

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Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps and post-fight analysis after “Khabib vs. McGregor” Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 229 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)

UFC 229 QUICK RESULTS:

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor
Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes
Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov
Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig — Waterson def. Herrig by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-27)
Jussier Formiga vs. Sergio Pettis — Formiga def. Pettis by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28 x2)
Vicente Luque vs. Jalin Turner — Luque def. Turner by KO (punches) at 3:52 of Round One
Aspen Ladd vs. Tonya Evinger — Ladd def. Evinger by TKO (punches) at 3:26 of Round One
Scott Holtzman vs. Alan Patrick — Holtzman def. Patrick by KO (elbows) at 3:42 of Round Three
Yana Kunitskaya vs. Lina Lansberg — Kunitskaya def. Lansberg by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Gray Maynard vs. Nik Lentz — Lentz def. Maynard by TKO (head kick and punches) at 1:19 of Round Two
Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin — Martin def. LaFlare by KO (head kick and punches) at 1:00 of Round Three

UFC 229 LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY:

155 lbs.: UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor

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155 lbs.: Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis

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205 lbs.: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes

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265 lbs.: Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov

Round 1: Volkov lands an early body kick that has Lewis stumbling. A minute into the round, Volkov cracks Lewis with a hard uppercut and follows up with hard punches. Lewis’ right eye appears to be damaged. Volkov backs off, allowing Lewis time to recover. Two minutes in. Volkov pressing forward, flicking out kicks and long punches. Lewis goes for some sort of gnarly reap and winds up on his back. Volkov on top in half guard. Lewis makes it back to his feet and blasts Volkov with a heavy right hand. He wades into the clinch. Two minutes to go.

Volkov gets double unders and lands an outside trip into side control. Short elbows landing for “Drago.” More elbows from Volkov. Lewis rolls to his knees and Volkov gets both hooks in. One minute to go. Lewis manages to turn into top position. Hard elbow. Booming right hand and now Lewis is looking for the finish. Interesting round. 10-9 Volkov.

Round 2: Volkov connects with a hard straight right, again tries to follow up. Lewis overhand right falls short. Lewis abandons a takedown attempt. One minute in. 2-1 from Volkov. 1-2 this time, then an outside trip attempt. Lewis shoots, denied. Counter left hook lands for him. Two minutes in. Neither man looks terribly eager to engage. Body kick from Volkov. Two minutes to go.

Body kick from Volkov, counter right. Head kick attempt. Lewis lands a left hook, caught leaning. One minute to go. Low kicks from Volkov. Lewis whiffs on a haymaker right. Lewis knocks his mouthpiece out with an uppercut inside. 10-9 Volkov.

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Final result:


115 lbs.: Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig

Round 1: Herrig pressing forward in the early going. Waterson sending out kicks from her lead leg. Running into some technical difficulties, unfortunately. Based on what I saw, 10-9 Herrig.

MMADecisions, please don’t put this on the site.

Round 2: Things start working a minute into the second round, with Herrig tying Waterson up against the fence. Elbow from Waterson on the break, head kick attempt. Herrig goes for a trip, but gets thrown to the mat. Heavy elbows from Waterson, who takes half guard. Ground-and-pound from Waterson. Two minutes to go.

Waterson unable to pass so far, but landing a steady stream of elbows. Herrig regains guard. One minute to go. Herrig tries to make space, cannot. Upkick attempts. Herrig thinking about a triangle. 10-9 Waterson.

Round 3: Herrig still pressing forward, puts Waterson on the cage. They separate quickly. Waterson goes for a knee tap and gets hurled to the mat, looking for an armbar as she does. Herrig avoids it, eats elbows. One minute in. Herrig staying heavy. Two minutes in. Waterson looks for an omoplata, Herrig pulls her arm out. Ref stands them up. Waterson immediately looks for a takedown, denied. Two minutes to go.

Herrig puts her on the cage with double underhooks. Waterson pushes her away. Herrig swings to the body, eats a side kick. One minute to go. Waterson shoots, denied with underhooks. Axe kick from Waterson connects. They trade knees to the body. Back to the clinch, back to the knees. Waterson’s are better. Elbow from Waterson. 10-9 Herrig.

Final result: Waterson def. Herrig by unanimous decision


125 lbs.: Jussier Formiga vs. Sergio Pettis

Round 1: Pettis switching stances already. Jab from Formiga. Good exchange in the center. One minute in. Low kick from Pettis. 1-2-1 from Formiga, 1-2 from Pettis. Pettis tries a hook kick. Two minutes in. Pettis flicking out his jab. Low kick lands for him. Short uppercut by Formiga. Pettis low kick, Formiga overhand. Two minutes to go.

Formiga goes for a single-leg, can’t keep Pettis down. Lead right from the Brazilian, who hits a double-leg into guard. One minute to go. Pettis playing defense. 10-9 Formiga.

Round 2: Straight left by Pettis. One minute in. Pettis catches him coming in, avoids a swatting left hook. Formiga shoots in, denied. Pettis pops him with a jab. Two minutes in. Left hook by Formiga. Pettis tries a combo, head kick. Two minutes to go.

Formiga grabs a body lock to take Pettis back into guard. Pettis using his legs to try and keep Formiga away, cannot do so. One minute to go. Pettis again using a body triangle to keep Formiga close. Formiga passes to half guard. Lockdown guard from Pettis, looks to elevate. Pettis scrambles to his feet. 10-9 Formiga.

Round 3: Left hook lands for Pettis. Formiga shoots off a jab, transitions right to Pettis’ back and locks up the body triangle. One minute in. Pettis standing, pressing him against the cage. Two minutes in. Formiga trying to soften him up. elbow’s under Pettis’ chin, fighting for the other hand. Two minutes to go.

Formiga going harder for the choke, but Pettis defending well. One minute to go. Formiga still latched on, still trying to soften him up. Pettis looks like he wants to slam him. 10-9 Formiga.

Final result: Formiga def. Pettis by unanimous decision


170 lbs.: Vicente Luque vs. Jalin Turner

Round 1: Turner firing his jab at range. Low kick from Luque. Again. Turner landing the jab. 1-2. One minute in. Luque jab, Turner right hook. Left hand lands for Turner on the counter. Left hook and straight right from Luque. Same combo again. Heavy counters. Lead left. Turner with a nice body kick. Two minutes in. Counter left hook by Luque. Step-in knee from Turner. They trade left hands. Turner leg kick answered by a left hook. Two minutes to go.

Turner goes for a flying knee. Body kick lands for him, then a Brazilian kick attempt. Tight right hand from Vicente, met by a straight left. Spinning back elbow by Turner, but Luque catches him with a right hand as he spins and just pulverizes him with follow-up shots.

Final result: Luque def. Turner by KO (punches)


135 lbs.: Aspen Ladd vs. Tonya Evinger

Round 1: Nice exchanges on the inside. Evinger getting the better of it. She takes Ladd to the fence, knees the body. One minute in. Evinger still grinding on the cage. Ladd reverses, avoids a trip, wins the scramble. Ladd on top, landing right hands. Big punches, now some elbows as well on a turtling Eveinger. Two minutes in. Ladd tries to take the back. Evinger defending well. Now both hooks in. Looking for the arm triangle, not there, goes back to the back. Crunching elbows. Two minutes to go.

Ladd battering her with punches and in comes the ref.

Final result: Ladd def. Evinger by TKO (punches)


155 lbs.: Scott Holtzman vs. Alan Patrick

Round 1: Trading kicks to start. Big left hook stings Patrick near the cage. Spinning back kick attempt by the Brazilian. Low kick from Holtzman. One minute in. Patrick fires an overhand left and looks for a knee tap without success. Shifting left hand connects for him. Two minutes in. Holtzman whiffs on a left hook. Low kick lands for him. Body kick attempt for Patrick. Holtzman lands a head kick and a low kick, stuffing Patrick’s shots. Two minutes to go.

Counter right from Holtzman, then on the lead. They separate. Patrick tries a wheel kick. One minute to go. Inside leg kick trips Patrick and allows Holtzman to take half guard. Nice elbows landing for “Hot Sauce.” Patrick tries a head kick off his back. 10-9 Holtzman.

Round 2: Holtzman tries a head kick, stuffs a takedown, avoids a jumping kick. Counter right makes Patrick stumble. The Brazilian can’t keep him down on a takedown attempt. Low kicks by Holtzman. One minute in. Patrick lands a pair of lefts. Straight right comes back at him. Counter right, left hook. Looks like another clash of heats as Holtzman shoots in. He gets Patrick down against the cage. Hard right hands by Holtzman. Patrick looks for a leg, not there. Back to guard. Heavy elbows from Holtzman. Patrick scrambles up with two minutes to go.

Holtzman whiffs on a left, nearly eats one in return before re-entering the clinch. One minute to go. Elbow lands on the break and he avoids a head kick. Patrick charges after him and looks for his own takedown. 10-9 Holtzman.

Round 3: Holtzman fires a head kick and Patrick once again charges him with punches. Low kick by Holtzman, who blasts him with a counter right. One minute to go. Straight left lands for Patrick, then a 3-2. Lancing counter right lands for Holtzman. Same punch lands again immediately afterwards and drops Patrick. Holtzman fighting to pound him out, takes mount. Brutal shots. Patrick gets back to guard, still taking damage. Two minutes to go.

Back to mount. Brutal elbows and out go the lights.

Final result: Holtzman def. Patrick by KO (elbows)


135 lbs.: Yana Kunitskaya vs. Lina Lansberg

Round 1: Lansberg on the advance. She catches a low kick from Kunitskaya and they tie up. Double underhooks for Lansberg. Kunitskaya hits a nice uchi mata into half guard. One minute in. Full guard now. Kunitskaya grabs a can opening to try to force her guard open. Two minutes in. Lansberg tries to kick her away. She gets to a knee against the cage. Kunitskaya looking for the back. Lansberg makes it to her feet, eats a knee. Two minutes to go.

Trading knees inside. Lansberg grabs a body lock. Another nice throw from Kunitskaya, this one into side control. Ground-and-pound until the bell. 10-9 Kunitskaya.

Round 2: Body kick lands for Kunitskaya. Counter left hook, front kick upstairs. Kunitskaya keeping her at range, lands a leg and body kicks. She marches into the clinch. One minute in. trading knee once again. Ref splits them up for some reason. Two minutes in. Kunitskaya still keeping her at range. 1-2 lands for Lansberg. She digs a pair of body shots. Two minutes to go.

Kunitskaya puts her on the cage once again. More knees from Kunitskaya, sharp elbow. Lansberg looking for a weird side choke, not there. Kunitskaya gets her down, Lansberg looking for the back. Now a kimura attempt. 10-9 Kunitskaya.

Round 3: Lansberg still marching forward, but struggling to get past the jab and kicks. 1-2 from Lansberg. Kunitskaya puts her on the cage again. Short knees from Kunitskaya a minute in. She gets Lansberg down. Lansberg on one knee, trying to stand and eating punches. They separate two minutes in. Kunitskaya ties up once again, this time with double overhooks. Over-unders. Two minutes to go.

Kunitskaya separates, goes right back in. Looks for a throw, not there. One minute to go. Ref separates them. Kunitskaya pops her with a jab. Body kick from Lansberg. Right hand connects. Kunitskaya comes back with a jab and leg kick. Knee and elbow connect. Lansberg tries a body kick and gets taken down for it. 10-9 Kunitskaya.

Final result: Kunitskaya def. Lansberg by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)


155 lbs.: Gray Maynard vs. Nik Lentz

Round 1: Maynard orthodox, Lentz southpaw. Right hooks and leg kicks from Lentz. He ducks a big swing, pops him with a combination on the fence. Right hook stuns Maynard and Lentz shoots in. Right hands piling up for Lentz. He trags Maynard to his knees, constantly landing punches. Maynard makes it to his feet, avoids a knee two minutes in. Lentz counters a body kick with a right hand, then hurts him with another right. Hard uppercut from Maynard in return. Lentz gets him to the mat, then pulls guard on a guillotine. He rolls Maynard over, but abandons it. Half guard for Lentz with two minutes to go.

Back to full guard, landing shots. BIG right hands from Lentz, looking for the finish. Maynard gets to a knee. Lentz thumping him with left hands, then heavy knees. Elbow on the break. 10-7 Lentz.

Round 2: Maynard takes an early eye poke. Maynard coming on aggressively, throwing heat. Lentz clips him with a right hook. BIG right hand hurts Lentz! Lentz hurts him right back! One minute in. Head kick and down goes Maynard. The ref finally steps in.

Final result: Lentz def. Maynard by TKO (head kick and punches)


170 lbs.: Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin

Round 1: LaFlare sending out early kicks. Superman punches as well. Martin takes a low blow a minute in. Back to the kicks goes LaFlare. 1-2s from Martin in return. Martin trips him up, can’t get on top. They tie up in the center and Martin takes him to the fence two minutes in. They separate. Counter right connects for Martin. Another. LaFlare comes back with a straight left. Two minutes to go.

Two body kicks by LaFlare. Leg kick met by a straight right. Right catches LaFlare coming in and briefly sends him stumbling. One minute to go. martin catches him coming in with an uppercut, eats another body kick. LaFlare shoots and takes him to the cage. Close round. 10-9 Martin.

Round 2: Low kick from Martin. Body kicks from LaFlare in return. Superman punch attempt. Another counter right drops LaFlare. Martin looks to pound him out, appears to turn the lights off for a split second. LaFlare still surviving a minute in. Half guard for Martin and LaFlare’s sporting a cut above the left eye. Butterfly guard now, back to half guard. Two minutes in. Martin threatens a kimura, denies an attempt to sweep. LaFlare rolls to his knees and Martin gets his back. Two minutes to go.

LaFlare manages to regain guard. Martin looks for a front choke. He clamps down on a d’arce. LaFlare manages to spin free and stand after looking close to tapping. One minute to go. LaFlare goes for another Superman punch and eats a glancing right hand. 10-9 Martin.

Round 3: LaFlare still leaning on the kicks, eats a straight right. Low kick trips Martin up for a second and LaFlare tries to follow up with a knee. BIG head kick and LaFlare goes down in a heap, unfortunately still conscious enough for Martin to smash him with hammerfists until the lights go out.

Final result: Martin def. LaFlare by KO (head kick and punches)


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LIVE! Bellator 206 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates Tonight!

Mousasi vs MacDonald

Bellator 206: “Mousasi vs. MacDonald” takes place TONIGHT (Sept. 29, 2018) at SAP Center in San Jose, California. Welterweight champion Rory MacDonald (20-4) is moving up to 185 pounds to challenge Gegard Mousasi (44-6-2) for his recently won Middleweight title. It should be one helluva main event, which will stream online via DAZN.

Equally as large (but physically larger) will be the fourth match in a long-standing rivalry between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (37-13) and Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva (35-13-1-1) as both men will meet in a Heavyweight clash of titans.

Bellator 206’s main card will start at 10 p.m. ET on DAZN. MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of Bellator 206, which will begin at 7 p.m. ET with the “Prelims” undercard.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 206) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!

BELLATOR 206 QUICK RESULTS:

Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory MacDonald —
Quinton Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva —
Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov —
Aaron Pico vs. Leandro Higo —
Keri Taylor-Melendez vs. Dakota ZimmermanMelendez SD 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.
Gaston Bolanos vs. Ysidro GutierrezBolanos KO 1:37 R2.
Ignacio Ortiz vs. Jacob Ycaro — unaired on DAZN.
Arlene Blencowe vs. Amber LeibrockBlencowe TKO 1:23 R3.
Adam Piccolotti vs. James TerryPiccolotti UD 29-28, 30-27 X2.
Justin Smitley vs. Jeremiah LabianoLabiano TKO 3:28 R1.
Joe Neal vs. Josh San DiegoSan Diego SD 28-29, 30-27, 29-28.
Chuck Campbell vs. Joseph RamirezCampbell UD 30-27 X3.
Anthony Figueroa Jr. vs. Samuel RomeroFigueroa UD 29-27, 28-26, 29-26.
Isaiah Gonzalez vs. Khai Wu — unaired on DAZN.
Ahmed Abdelaziz vs. Laird Anderson — unaired on DAZN.
Cass Bell vs. Ty CostaBell sub (armbar) 3:06 R2.

BELLATOR 206 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory MacDonald

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Quinton Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva

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Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov

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Aaron Pico vs. Leandro Higo

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Keri Taylor Melendez vs. Dakota Zimmerman

Blue gloves, black top and black trunks for Zimmerman tonight in her pro debut. Red gloves, black Skrap Pack shirt and black trunks for the 2-0 Melendez. Melendez is 34 and Zimmerman is 22. Zimmerman fights out of Arnold, Missouri. Melendez fights out of San Francisco, California. Our referee is Herb Dean.

Round 1: No tap to start. Melendez throws a jab right away then connects with a leg kick. Zimmerman circles on the outside until Melendez clinches and takes her down, quickly getting a knee through the guard to control the half. Melendez postures up to throw a right, stands up with Zimmerman hanging on, and SLAMS her down with authority. Melendez tries to peel Zimmerman off and slams her again with less velocity. Melendez keeps sitting up and trying to use her left hand to peel Zimmerman away. R1 is halfway gone. Melendez finally pushes her off enough to crack a right elbow to the head. Another one lands at 3:15. Zimmerman suddenly has an arm trapped and makes it double dangerous for Melendez by putting her legs around Melendez’ head. Melendez is trying to pull free but Zimmerman goes belly down looking to secure the submission. Melendez survives the round but that was really close. 10-9 Zimmerman.

Round 2: Zimmerman pressures Melendez right into the fence, eating a knee in the process. The action stalls there and Herb Dean calls for more work. Melendez widens her stance as Zimmerman digs and digs for a single leg or a leg trip. Dean calls for work again at 1:39. Melendez stays balanced on one leg as the takedown goes nowhere and Zimmerman keeps on burning energy. Another call for work at 2:13. Zimmerman pulls guard and Melendez just calmly walks her over to her corner. She finally breaks free at 2:40 and throws a knee. Zimmerman comes forward again and puts Melendez on the fence to hunt for the takedown again. Melendez fires off knees in response. Melendez turns her around at 3:33. She pulls guard again and Melendez just walks her across the cage, hitting her with right hands and elbows, forcing Zimmerman to stand at 4:20 and throwing multiple knees to the body. 10-9 Melendez.

Round 3: Zimmerman pushes forward to open the third round. Melendez lands a left hook. Zimmerman shoots at 51 seconds and Melendez widens her stance again. Zimmerman finally squeezes her legs together and gets a takedown at 1:10. Melendez pushes off the fence with her feet and is on top to land a nice left hand and some right hammer fists. Zimmerman gets off a couple of upkicks before Melendez can clear herself from standing up to reset. Left uppercut and jab by Melendez as Zimmerman pressures. Zimmerman shoots again at 2:53. Herb Dean calls for work at 3:18 and 3:33… and 3:50. He doesn’t break them up despite calling for work again at 4:12. Zimmerman pulls guard and lets Melendez on top in half. Melendez drops a hammer and Zimmerman tries and fails to sweep. 10-9 for Melendez but I smell a split decision coming.

Final result: Melendez wins via 29-28, 28-29, 29-28 split decision.


Gaston Bolanos vs. Ysidro Gutierrez

Gutierrez sports black trunks with white trim and blue gloves, coming in with a pro record of 4-2. Bolanos has on the red gloves and black trunks and has a pro record of 3-1. Both fighters are 26, Gutierrez is two inches taller at 5’9”, but Bolanos has a two inch reach advantage at 70”. Gutierrez fights out of Livingston, California. Bolanos fights out of Dublin, California by way of Lima, Peru. Our referee is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Bolanos is pressuring to start using his right hand and a high kick. Gutierrez responds with a left. Beltran warns them to watch their fingers. Bolanos with a leg kick and a takedown but Gutierrez pops right up. They spin around against the fence. Gutierrez works knees to the body before they break at 1:54. Bolanos with a right hook and a right head kick. Gutierrez dances away and checks another head kick. Body kick and left hook against the fence by Bolanos. Gutierrez feigns a knee but doesn’t throw it then clinches and pushes Bolanos into the cage right by the door. They spin apart at 3:49. Gutierrez comes forward swinging so Bolanos throws him to the ground and lets him stand back up. Bolanos misses with a spinning elbow. Clinch and break with Bolanos landing a right hand. Bolanos ducks under a strike for a takedown and lets Gutierrez back up to throw a head kick. Gutierrez with a left right at the bell. 10-9 Bolanos.

Round 2: Fists are tapped to open R2. Gutierrez circles on the outside as Bolanos throws a leg kick and a high kick. Bolanos throws Gutierrez down at 56 seconds and lands a couple of left hands before Gutierrez gets up. Body kick by Bolanos. Bolanos rocks Gutierrez with a left hand behind the air, takes his back to continue the assault, and the unanswered right hands cause Mike Beltran to step in and wave it off.

Final result: Gaston Bolanos wins via knockout at 1:37 in the second round.


Ignacio Ortiz vs. Jacob Ycaro

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: To be determined.


Arlene Blencowe vs. Amber Leibrock

Leibrock is 3-1 in the red gloves with black top and trunks, fighting out of Hayward, California. Blencowe is 10-7 in the blue gloves with red top and trunks out of Sydney, Australia. Our referee in charge is Herb Dean.

Round 1: Blencowe takes a kick to the face early, giving up a lot of height and reach to the lanky Leibrock. Blencowe responds by landing a combo and a left hook then going for a clinch but she gets rocked by a knee to the body and stumbles backward. Leibrock swarms and throws several more knees against the fence. 90 seconds gone. Blencowe momentarily turns her around. Leibrock finally lets go after turning her back around at 1:56. Blencowe uses a leg kick and body shots as Leibrock pushes forward. Leibrock tries to swarm but backs off after tasting Blencowe’s 1-2, and another combo follows. 90 seconds left. Blencowe catches a kick and throws a knee. Blencowe has a little blood trickling from under her left eye. Leibrock with a high kick and a strong right hook. Dean warns them to watch their fingers. Front kick from Leibrock. Two right hooks land. 10-9 Leibrock but Blencowe came back strong.

Round 2: Leibrock lands a left kick high early. Blencowe lands the right hook again. Leg kick by Blencowe. Leibrock with a combo and body kick. Blencowe checks a high kick and throws a right. Right cross by Leibrock. Left jab flush for Blencowe. Leibrock ties up and throws a knee on the exit. Right hook and backfist (but no spin) for Leibrock. Leibrock falls down on a kick attempt but Blencowe can’t/doesn’t pounce. Blencowe with a left hook. Blencowe is scoring well with counter strikes whenever Leibrock steps forward. Right hook by Blencowe. Left hook by Blencowe. Combo by Blencowe. Hook and body shot for Blencowe. Leibrock’s corner yells “Where’s the kick?” Blencowe clinches for a takedown but Leibrock ends up on top as they go to the ground. Leibrock stands up and drops one hammer before the bell. 10-9 Blencowe.

Round 3: Leibrock goes for a takedown 15 seconds in but it’s Blencowe who ends up on top. Leibrock is hanging on and trying to not let Blencowe posture up and strike, then tries to cinch up the armbar, but Blencowe POWERBOMBS Leibrock to score a TKO win by slam. Mauro Ranallo is beside himself screaming “Shades of Rampage Jackson!!”

Final result: Arlene Blencowe wins by technical knockout at 1:23 in the third round.


Adam Piccolotti vs. James Terry

10-2 Piccolotti in the red gloves and black trunks fighting out of Half Moon Bay, California. 20-9 Terry in the blue gloves and black trunks fighting out of San Jose, California. Our referee in charge of this contest is Josh Rosenthal.

Round 1: Terry throws the first leg kick. Piccolotti keeps switching his stance regardless of what Terry does. Piccolotti lands the left hand a few times. Nice right hook and left from Terry. Spin kick misses for Piccolotti. Leg kick and right hook for Terry. Piccolotti avoids a shot and takes the back, then presses Terry into the fence, who pushes him away at 2:07. Terry gets clocked with a right hand that makes him shake his head. Left jab lands for Terry. Piccolotti goes body head. Terry pumps the jab. Piccolotti lands a knee to the body when Terry blocks a takedown. Terry backpedals but it’s a right and a spinning back heel to the body. Outside leg kick for Terry. Left hook for Terry. Cross and hook for Piccolotti. Piccolotti overshoots on a takedown but recovers quickly. Terry misses with the left but lands a right. Piccolotti responds with a knee. 10-9 Piccolotti.

Round 2: Glove tap two seconds in. Piccolotti quickly lands a right hook and a right body kick and an inside low kick that has Terry backpedaling from the strikes.Piccolotti continues to find a home for the right hook and left jab repeatedly. Terry with two outside leg kicks. At this point Piccolotti seems willing to take one to land 3-4 and it’s working. Terry is clearly getting frustrated as his face is getting marked up. Terry comes forward trying to make it a slug fest. Piccolotti shoots, Terry grabs a headlock, he lets it go. Terry lands a right hook. Left hook for Piccolotti. Right cross for Terry. Four strikes in a row land for Piccolotti. Left jab for Terry. Piccolotti misses with a knee but chases and lands a spinning back kick. Right hook for Piccolotti. Left jab lands again and again. Right hook, knee, jab, right hook. Piccolotti has punches in bunches. Takedown from Piccolotti at 4:32 as Terry gets warned for grabbing the fence. Piccolotti is throwing right hands to Terry’s back, and Terry finally gets free just before the bell to stand up. 10-9 Piccolotti.

Round 3: Glove tap and a quick hug open the final round. Piccolotti is working the left jab immediately. Terry backpedals and halfheartedly grabs a single leg before eating more jabs. Body kick and another left jab. Now Piccolotti is feeling himself and throws a right uppercut but Terry eats it. Terry is claiming a low blow but Rosenthal says no and the fight continues. Left hook for Piccolotti. Right hook. Left left left. Left left. Piccolotti almost can’t miss with that left jab. Terry eats a knee right on the chin and more jabs. Unlike the second round Terry doesn’t seem to have any responses left. Blood is now spraying from his face whenever he gets tagged. It’s on his upper chest as it spatters around with each blow. Another huge knee for Piccolotti at 3:55. Terry is tougher than two dollar steak. Piccolotti continues to treat him like a heavy bag for the final minute and takes him down one more time in the closing seconds. 10-8 Piccolotti.

Final result: The judges score it 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27 all for Adam Piccolotti.


Justin Smitley vs. Jeremiah Labiano

11-6 for Labiano in the red gloves and feathered mullet (plus dark trunks) fighting out of Hayward, California. 10-7-1 for Smitley in the blue gloves and gray trunks out of Oakdale, California. Our referee in charge is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Smitley runs quickly to the center and lands a right hand. Labiano presses forward and lands a leg kick. Smitley goes for a high kick but Labiano sweeps the leg and puts him on the ground. Smitley spins and spins on his back trying get a submission, but Labiano picks him up and carries him across the cage with one arm to get him to let go. Smitley goes for a leg in response. Labiano tries to break free and can’t so instead he starts dropping hard right hammerfists on Smitley’s head. Smitley throws strikes from the bottom in response and just won’t let go of the leg or change position. Labiano drops a few elbows and more rights. Three minutes gone. Smitley finally loses his leg and now he’s getting jacked up with big left hands, and Mike Beltran has seen enough because Smitley did not fight back or improve position — this one’s all over.

Final result: Jeremiah Labiano wins via technical knockout at 3:28 of round one.


Joe Neal vs. Josh San Diego

San Diego is 7-4 in the red gloves and black trunks with white trim, fighting out of Milpitas, California. Neal is 6-3 in the blue gloves and black trunks, fighting out of Oakland, California. Our referee in charge is Josh Rosenthal.

Round 1: Glove tap to start. San Diego presses Neal backward toward the fence throwing right hooks, looks for a leg trip, but Neal peels him off and they start trading. Neal lands a clean left as San Diego continues to press. Neal gets a takedown to full guard. San Diego tries to get his back to the fence but Neal turns him away. Neal backs up to drop a right hand but gave up enough space for San Diego to wall walk to his feet. San Diego lands a knee, then another as he has a front headlock, then throws an elbow to the head as he lets go. Neal is bleeding around his right eye. Jumping knee by San Diego. Neal tries to drop levels for a takedown. San Diego is free at 3:48. San Diego clinches but breaks of his own accord at 4:25. San Diego gets a late takedown and a very late full mount. 10-9 San Diego.

Round 2: Another glove tap before JSD comes forward with punches and kicks. Neal has to get a hand up to check a head kick. JSD with a body kick and a shoot for the takedown. He lets it go at 0:58. Leg kick by JSD. JSD comes forward with combos. San Diego takes Neal down from behind and he’s trying to get the hooks in, but Neal is too close to the fence and gets back up at 2:11. JSD paws with the left jab. Multiple inside leg kicks for JSD. Neal keeps getting pressed backward to the fence from every angle. JSD throws a combo with a knee and pushes Neal into the cage. Big right elbow misses on the break. JSD sprawls to block a takedown and teases a spinning backfist. 10-9 San Diego.

Round 3: San Diego’s corner told him “no more spinning bullshit” between rounds. Rosenthal warns them not to clash heads as R3 gets going. San Diego blocks another takedown attempt and pushes forward with his left jab. He dances to the right on his feet and throws a leg kick, then a backward heel kick toward the chin. Neal is landing a few shots here and there particularly his right hand. He catches JSD with a 1-2 combo but Neal gets back to his feet off a short takedown. JSD throws a liver kick as Neal pressed forward. Straight right hand for Neal. Blood is flowing down JSD’s nose as he goes for and gets another takedown, loading up right hands and delivering as Neal’s side is pressed into the fence with 90 seconds left. He goes for the back as Neal gets up. Neal breaks free at 3:59. Body kick by JSD. San Diego grabs the plum to throw a knee and has another takedown with 15 seconds left. Neal gets back up and both men swing to end the bout. 10-9 San Diego.

Final result: Josh San Diego wins via 28-29, 30-27, 29-28 split decision.


Chuck Campbell vs. Joseph Ramirez

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: Chuck Campbell wins a unanimous decision of 30-27 X3.


Anthony Figueroa Jr. vs. Samuel Romero

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: Anthony Figueroa Jr. wins 29-27, 28-26, 29-26 by unanimous decision.


Isaiah Gonzalez vs. Khai Wu

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: To be determined.


Ahmed Abdelaziz vs. Laird Anderson

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: To be determined.


Cass Bell vs. Ty Costa

Red gloves and green hair for Bell at 1-0 out of Humboldt County, California. Ty Costa is 4-3 in the blue gloves out of Turlock, California. Our referee is Mark Smith.

Round 1: Tap of gloves to get us underway. Bell’s trunks match his hair. Costa sports the black trunks. Costa is crouching down low looking for a takedown and he gets his opening for a single leg at 39 seconds. Bell is back up at 0:53 and gets warned by Smith for grabbing the fence multiple times. Bell is taken down again at 1:30 and responds with elbows. Bell is back up again at 1:55 with Costa riding piggyback but he slips off at 2:04. They both swing hard as they break at 2:26. Costa ducks under a right hand and charges across the ring trying to take Bell down, but the fence keeps him upright. More elbows from Bell. Bell lands an overhand left when they break but Costa takes him right down. Costa tries to trap the head but lets Bell back up. 10-9 Costa.

Round 2: Costa goes for a single leg 23 seconds into the round and gets it 22 seconds later. Things stall out and the ref tells both men to get busy. Bell’s wrist and arm control is keeping him from doing much. Bell tries to trap an arm with his legs and Costa may be in trouble. Costa stacks Bell on his head trying to get out of danger. We get our second and third powerbomb of the night but neither is as effective as what Blencowe did. Bell pulls the arm back through his legs and hyper-extends it and Costa finally has to verbally tap out.

Final result: Cass Bell wins via submission (armbar) at 3:06 in the second round.


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Thiago Santos

After a string of injuries and main card shake ups, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will send late-addition Eryk Anders into enemy territory to battle hometown favorite and fellow headlining substitute Thiago Santos at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 137 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which takes place this Sat. night (Sept. 22, 2018) inside Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. UFC Sao Paulo will also feature the light heavyweight showdown between “Smilin’” Sam Alvey and the aging Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, while streaking sophomore Carlo Pedersoli and Brazilian “Cowboy” Alex Oliveira collide for welterweight bragging rights in the night’s co-headliner.

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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 137 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 137 QUICK RESULTS:

Thiago Santos vs. Eryk Anders
Alex Oliveira vs. Carlo Pedersoli
Sam Alvey vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Renan Barao vs. Andre Ewell
Randa Markos vs. Marina Rodriguez
Christos Giagos vs. Charles Oliveira — Oliveira def. Giagos by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:22 of Round Two
Evan Dunham vs. Francisco Trinaldo — Trinaldo def. Dunham by KO (knee to the body) at 4:10 of Round Two
Luis Henrique vs. Ryan Spann — Spann def. Henrique by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Augusto Sakai vs. Chase Sherman — Sakai def. Sherman by TKO (punches) at 4:03 of Round Three
Sergio Moraes vs. Ben Saunders — Moraes def. Saunders by submission (arm triangle choke) at 4:42 of Round Two
Marya Bueno Silva vs. Gillian Robertson — Silva def. Robertson by submission (armbar) at 4:55 of Round One
Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard — Leites def. Lombard by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Luigi Vendramini — Zaleski dos Santos def. Vendramini by KO (flying knee and punches) at 1:20 of Round Two
Alex Chambers vs. Livia Renata Souza — Souza def. Chambers by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:21 of Round One

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 137 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

205 lbs.: Thiago Santos vs. Eryk Anders

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170 lbs.: Alex Oliveira vs. Carlo Pedersoli

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205 lbs.: Sam Alvey vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

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135 lbs.: Renan Barao vs. Andre Ewell

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115 lbs.: Randa Markos vs. Marina Rodriguez

Round 1: Markos marching forward and throwing punches early. 1-2 from Rodriguez and Markos steps into the clinch.Knee from Markos a minute in. Markos goes for a head-and-arm throw, gets her to her back. Full mount for Markos. Markos giftwraps her left hand and lands a few punches. Two minutes in. Rodriguez trying to hold her close. Markos takees a high mount and blasts her with a good right hand. Rodriguez shrimps her way back to half guard. Two minutes to go.

Markos looking to pass, makes it to side control. Knees to the body from Markos. ELbows landing for her. Some hammerfists as well. 10-9 Markos.

Round 2: Dirty boxing from Markos met by a knee. Leg kick from Rodriguez. More uppercuts inside in return. One minute in. Leg kick from Rodriguez, another straight right. Teep, leg kick. Markos counters a leg kick with an overhand right. Two minutes in. Good right from Rodriguez, then another leg kick. Calf kicks this time. Markos rushes into the clinch. Two minutes to go.

Markos with another uppercut on the break. She grabs double unders, can’t use them. Low kick and right hand by Rodriguez. Good left from Markos. Rodriguez lands a knee inside. One minute to go. They trade rights. Flurry from Rodriguez, lands two heavy elbows and then a third. 10-9 Rodriguez.

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155 lbs.: Christos Giagos vs. Charles Oliveira

Round 1: Good body shot from Giagos. Oliveira tries a jumping knee. 2-1 from Giagos a minute in. Not much clean contact so far. Jumping spinning back kick attempt by Oliveira, who grabs a body lock when Giagos throws back. Giagos defending well. Two minutes in. They separate. Giagos digs a right downstairs. Oliveira tries a leg kick and teep. He hops in with a knee. 1-2 from Giagos. Two minutes to go.

Oliveira still pressing forward. Low kick lands. He changes levels for an easy double-leg. Giagos already trying to stand, but surrenders mount with a minute to work. Nice bump by Giagos gets him back to his feet. Jumping front kick attempt from Oliveira, who eats a leg kick and a straight left. Oliveira 1-2 in return. Good punches by Giagos on the cage and he stuffs a takedown. 10-9 Giagos.

Round 2: Oliveira lands two consecutive spinning back fists and a straight right. Overhand right after hopping in with a knee. Uppercut and left hook from Giagos. Oliveira ties up on the fence. They separate quickly a minute in. He tries to spin again, lands a leg kick. Body shot from Giagos. They trade straight rights, Oliveira spins again and lands a snap kick downstairs. Two minutes in. Low kick from Oliveira. Oliveira jumps back into the clinch. Body kick lands for him. Wheel kick attempt. Giagos swings a right hook and Oliveira takes him down for it. Two minutes to go.

Oliveira transitions right to the back. He gets his forearm under Giagos’ chin and draws a quick tap.

Final result: Oliveira def. Giagos by submission (rear naked choke)


155 lbs.: Evan Dunham vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Round 1: Hard straight left from Dunham 25 seconds in. Trinaldo counters a kick with body punches. One minute in. Both throw combos. Straight left from Dunham, who gets denied on a takedown. Both land hard left hands and Trinaldo tries a spinning kick. More circling from Dunham. Trinaldo fires a kick to the body. Two minutes to go.

Both land hard inside. 1-2-3 from dunham. Dunham catches a low kick and Dunham tries to jump on him, rocking him with a short uppercut. Dunham sprawls on the takedown, but Trinaldo takes half guard and blasts him with an elbow. Dunham works his way back to his feet and presses him against the cage. Glancing head kick from Trinaldo. 10-9 Trinaldo.

Round 2: Trinaldo counters a head kick with a left hand and ties up. Combo from Dunham. They exchange, neither lands clean. Left from Trinaldo, right from Dunham. One minute in. Trinaldo grabs a front headlock and snaps Dunham down, looking for an anaconda choke. Dunham works his way to his feet, digs to the body, and eats a knee. Two minutes in. Straight left by Dunham. Trinaldo to the body, then a cross counter. Right hook by Dunam, then another. Two minutes to go.

Both land left hands. 1-2 by Dunham. Trinaldo counters a head kick with body shots. Trading in the center. 1-2 from Dunham, but Trinaldo just obliterates him with a knee to the body. One and done.

Final result: Trinaldo def. Dunham by KO (body kick)


205 lbs.: Luis Henrique vs. Ryan Spann

Round 1: Solid punches from Spann early on as he denies a takedown. He stuffs another. Henrique constantly looking to shoot from too far out. One minute in. Spann throwing hard. Stiff jab lands for Spann. Henrique gets in deeper, still denied. Two minutes in. Double jab from Spann on Henrique’s bloody nose. 1-2 lands. Now Henrique finally gets him down, landing in half guard. Spann regains full guard. Henrique looking to use a can opener. Spann kicks him away, then grabs onto a guillotine. Henrique scrambles free with two minutes to go.

They separate and return to the center. Overhand right by the Brazilian. Hard counter right by Spann. Henrique steps into the clinch. One minute to go. Overhand right lands for Henrique, then another. Henrique whiffs on a left but scores a takedown. 10-9 Spann.

Round 2: Spann takes him to the fence. Henrique gets in deep looking for a reap, can’t get it. Right hand by Henrique as they separate. Henrique with a looping left hand but he looks tired. One minute in. Henrique fighting for a takedown, but winds up on the bottom. Spann on top in half guard. Henrique looks for a leg and ultimately gets to his feet, taking Spann down into guard. Two minutes in. Tired-looking ground-and-pound from the Brazilian. Two minutes to go.

Henrique staying heavy, but not too active. He grabs a guillotine as Spann sits up, but Spann sweeps into half guard and clamps down on a Von Flue attempt. One minute to go. Henrique bridges and gues to his knees, where Spann locks up an anaconda choke. He abandons it to take quarter mount. Spann blasts him with some 12-6 elbows before the bell. 10-9 Spann.

Round 3: Henrique shoots in right away. He drags Spann down and sets up in half guard. Ground-and-pound from the Brazilian. One minute in. Spann regains full guard. Spann brings up his legs and rolls to his knees. He granby rolls into top position. Spann looking for an arm triangle? Maybe? Two minutes to go.

Spann moves to side control. Henrique holding onto a kimura. One minute to go. Spann lands a knee to the body and they trade leather on the feet. 10-9 Spann.

Final result:


265 lbs.: Augusto Sakai vs. Chase Sherman

Round 1: Body kick lands for Sherman, Sakai answers with a leg kick. Another low kick. 1-2 from Sherman a minute in. Sakai finds the mark with a straight right. Sherman jabs the body, lands a leg kick after eating an overhand. Two minutes in and they swing leather. Nice counters and body kick by Sherman. Sakai throwing, lands a flurry. Sherman clips him with two minutes to go.

Body kick by Sherman again. He’s got a clear speed edge, as expected. Body kick from Sakai, low kick from Sherman. Left hook by Sakai. Sherman responds with a 1-2 downstairs. Hard overhands by Sakai. One minute to go. Sherman slows him down with a hard counter elbow. Leg kick exchange. Sherman catches him with a swatting hook and an uppercut on the cage. 10-9 Sherman.

Round 2:Sakai fires some snap kicks to the body, only to catch a finger in the eye. Overhand right by Sakai when they resume. More body kicks from both men a minute in. Sherman with a sharp elbow, steps into the clinch. Sherman gets clipped on the break and they trade more heat. More trading in the center. Two minutes in. Nice straight right by Sherman and an elbow on the fence. Sakai blasts him with hooks in return, lands a hard uppercut before Sherman can put him on the cage. They separate. Sakai with more body kicks and looping punches. Two minutes to go.

Sherman lands a body kick, eats a glancing right hand. Good right hand lands for Sakai, Sherman ties up.They separate after Sakai lands a knee. Dirty boxing from both. Low kick from Sakai, combination by Sherman. One minute to go. Lead hook by Sherman. Straight right by Sakai, uppercut in the clinch. 1-2 connects. 10-9 Sakai.

Round 3: Sakai going back to the body. Body shot by Sherman on the counter. They exchange on the fence. Both landing well. One minute in. Both with some prodding punches. Sherman lands some body kicks. Left hook and overhand right by Sakai. Sherman’s hurt. Sakai unloading near the fence. Sherman manages to tie up. Two minutes in. Sakai separates with another right hand. Sherman puts him on the cage, lands a hard elbow. Right hand by Sakai. Dirty boxing and knees from Sakai and Sherman doubles over. Sakai hitting him with everything. Two minutes to go.

Sherman manages to survive and land his own knee to the body. Sakai slings him to the mat, moves to side control, and starts landing elbows. Hard punches and hammerfists and now the ref steps in.

Final result: Sakai def. Sherman by TKO (punches)


170 lbs.: Sergio Moraes vs. Ben Saunders

Round 1: Saunders circling, neither throwing. Mores whiffs on a right hand, ties up, and takes Saunders to the mat. One minute in. Saunders trying to use rubber guard, surrenders half guard. Two minutes in. Moraes staying heavy and patient. Saunders looking to regain rubber guard. Two minutes to go.

Half guard for Moraes once again. One minute to go. Moraes in quarter guard, makes it to mount. High mount now. Looking to isolate an arm. Looking for an arm triangle, then transitions to an armbar. Saunders manages to hold on until the bell. 10-9 Moraes.

Round 2: Moraes catches a body kick for another takedown. Full guard against the fence. Saunders again looking for rubber guard a minute in. Moraes passes to half guard. Moraes patiently works his way to mount with half the round to work. Right hands from Moraes, looking for an arm triangle with two minutes to go.

Moraes still looking to isolate the arm. Now he’s got the arm triangle locked up. Moraes gets to the appropriate side and there’s the tap.

Final result: Moraes def. Saunders by submission (arm triangle choke)


125 lbs.: Marya Bueno Silva vs. Gillian Robertson

Round 1: They exchange right hands to start. Robertson shoots from long range, eats an elbow for it. She keeps advancing, but eats a straight right as they break. Silva marching forward, but Robertson shoots under a right hand and immediately looks for mount. One minute in. Robertson in half guard. Hammerfists land for her and she ultimately makes it to side control two minutes in. Silva sweeps her way to her feet and lands a hard right hand. Spinning back kick after taking a right hand. Hard right crosses sting Robertson. Two minutes to go.

Robertson shoots once again, but Silva lands on top. Robertson looks for a heel hook. She uses it to sweep into guard, where they trade elbows. One minute to go. Robertson postures up, lands some elbows. Silva takes advantage of Robertson’s aggression to lock up an armbar, going belly-down for the finish.

Final result: Silva def. Robertson by submission (armbar)


185 lbs.: Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard

Round 1: Leites sends out a head kick, misses. Tentative start, as expected. Leg kick from Lombard a minute in. Leites continuing to send out the head kick, eats a hard inside leg kick. Leites connects with a straight right two minutes in. Inside low kick from Lombard. Lombard overhand falls just short. Two minutes to go.

Left hook from a retreating Leites. Another low kick from Lombard. Again. A third after blocking a head kick. One minute to go. Leites isn’t checking these. Yet more land. 10-9 Lombard.

Round 2: Right hook lands for Lombard as they exchange. There is a huge knot on the side of Leites’ knee, which Lombard promptly kicks again. Straight right from Leites, who finally manages to get a takedown after eating a leg kick. Lombard pops right up and separates a minute in. Lombard catches a kick, can’t land the counter. Inside low kick from Leites, who connects with a looping right. Leites getting busier with his punches two minutes in. They trade hooks inside. Again after another Lombard leg kick. They slug it out near the fence. Two minutes to go.

Lombard fires some short punches from the clinch, only for Leites to jump guard. He loses the sub, but stands up and clocks Lombard with a knee. Another knee. Head kick glances off Lombard’s face. One minute to go. Lombard goes back to the low kicks, checked. Counter right from Leites, body kick lands. Lombard cut above his right eyebrow, which is pouring blood. 10-9 Leites.

Round 3: Lombard catches a body kick. Inside low kick lands for him. They clinch and trade short shots. Some good punches from Lombard, who gets double underhooks. More knees from Leites in return. Body kick lands a minute in. Both connect in the center. Counter hook by Lombard. Low kick, avoids the counters. Straight right from Leites, left from Lombard in return. They trade leg kicks. Straight right by Leites. Two minutes in. More leg kicks from Leites, right hand on a gassed Lombard. 1-2 from Leites. Yet more leg kicks. Leites with a glancing hook in center cage. Two minutes to go.

Leites pops him with a jab and hooks. Head kick attempt. Lombard tries a low kick. They clinch, Lombard with double unders. He walks Leites to the cage. One minute to go. Lombard not doing much in the clinch. They trade knees downstairs. Lombard tries a big swing on the break and gets taken down. Leites stays attached until the bell. 10-9 Leites.

Final result: Leites def. Lombard by unanimous decision


170 lbs.: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Luigi Vendramini

Round 1: Zaleski on the advance. Vendramini catches a kick and shoots, sprawled on. Zaleski locks up a Peruvian necktie that looks deep. One minute in. Vendramini gets Zaleski’s leg off of his head, stands, and takes him down for a moment. Vendramini hops onto his back. Hand fighting against the cage. Vendramini tries to work his elbow under Zaleski’s jaw, can’t do so on his first try. Full body triangle. Zaleski trying to stand against the cage. Complaining of eye pokes. Two minutes to go.

Zaleski gets free and fires a spinning back fist. Side kick, head kick misses. He stuffs a takedown. Inside low kick with a minute to go. 1-2. Zaleski catches a body kick and lands some glancing blows as Vendramini slips. Head kick attempt. 10-9 Vendramini.

Round 2: Low kick from Vendramini caught. Zaleski stuffs another takedown. He threatens to spin. Lead right by Vendramini. One minute in. Vendramini stumbles back after landing a leg kick and Zaleski chases him down with a huge flying knee. A few more murderous punches and Vendramini collapses.

Final result: Zaleski def. Vendramini by KO (flying knee and punches)


115 lbs.: Alex Chambers vs. Livia Renata Souza

Round 1: Souza lands a quick overhand right, walks into one from Chambers, and lands a leg kick. More right hands until she takes Chambers down with a single-leg, moving right to mount. Chambers tries to stand, but gets caught in a guillotine. Souza retakes mount with it a minute in, getting the tap soon after.

Final result: Souza def. Chambers by submission (guillotine choke)


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LIVE! Bellator 205 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

Bellator 205: “McKee vs. Macapa” takes place TONIGHT (Fri., Sept. 21, 2018) at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. A fast-rising Featherweight star named “Mercenary” A.J. McKee (11-0) will fight perennial contender “Macapa” John Teixeira (21-3-2) in the Paramount Network-televised main event. In addition, a fight originally set for Bellator 198 will finally get done in Boise as two Brazilian jiu-jitsu aces — Rafael Lovato Jr. (8-0) and John Salter (15-3) — meet at Middleweight, while knockout artist Patricky Freire (19-8) will face former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star Roger Huerta (24-10-1, 1 NC).

Bellator 205’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET on Paramount Network. MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Bellator MMA card, including the “Prelims” undercard that starts at 7 p.m. ET.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 205) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!

BELLATOR 205 QUICK RESULTS:

A.J. McKee vs. John TeixeiraMcKee KO 1:09 R1.
Rafael Lovato Jr. vs. John SalterLovato sub (RNC) 4:27 R3.
Patricky Freire vs. Roger HuertaFreire KO 0:43 R2.
Veta Arteaga vs. Denise KielholtzArteaga sub (guillotine) 4:24 R2.
Kyle Frost vs. David Rangel — not aired before Paramount.
Joe Aguirre vs. Stephen Stirewalt — not aired before Paramount.
Vince Morales vs. Justin HugoMorales UD 30-25, 30-27, 29-27.
Johnny Nunez vs. Josh WickNunez UD 30-27 X2, 30-26.
Jarod Trice vs. Sean PowersTrice SD 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.
Adam Borics vs. Josenaldo SilvaBorics sub (RNC) 1:46 R3.
Sua Tuani vs. Emilio TrevinoTrevino TKO 1:55 R2.
Bryce Edminister vs. Leon Taylor — not aired before Paramount.
Nathan Stolen vs. Andrew Cruz — not aired before Paramount.
Steve Mowry vs. Ben MoaMowry sub (americana) 2:40 R1.

BELLATOR 205 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

A.J. McKee vs. John Teixeira

“Macapa” Teixeira with over double the experience at 21-3-2 wearing the blue gloves and red trunks with black trim, fighting out of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. “Mercenary” McKee comes in tonight an unblemished 11-0 with the red gloves and black trunks on, fighting out of Long Beach, California. Our referee is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Glove tap and we’re underway! McKee throws a head kick right away. The two are trading very hard hands early. McKee throws another head kick and Teixeira throws a big body kick. McKee throws a spin kick and has to scramble back to his feet, but after he does McKee LEVELS Teixeira with a left hand to the chin. Teixeira’s entire body goes limp with his head nearly detaching from his neck, so instead of a follow up shot on the ground McKee gets up and and runs up the cage to do a backflip and celebrate. This one is OVER.

Final result: A.J. McKee wins by KNOCKOUT at 1:09 of the first round.


Rafael Lovato Jr. vs. John Salter

Red gloves with black and white trunks for Salter (15-3) on a seven fight win streak. Blue gloves and black trunks for the undefeated BJJ world champion Lovato (8-0). Lovato fights out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Salter fights out of Wilmington, North Carolina. Our referee in charge is Mark Smith.

Round 1: Glove tap to start R1 as Smith reminds both men to watch the fingers repeatedly. The first 45 seconds are all stand up striking. Lovato forces Salter toward the fence but Salter backs him up. Another finger warning at the two minute mark. More outside leg kicks as the round wears on. Both men clinch on the fence at 3:39. They break at 3:58. Lovato is swinging hard and just misses with a big right before the round ends. 10-9 Salter.

Round 2: Salter makes Lovato stumble to the ground early in R2. Lovato traps Salter’s head as the fight goes to the ground and as we pass the two minute mark he’s still holding on. Smith keeps reminding both men to improve on the ground. Salter takes him down when Lovato stands back up. They stand up again with under 90 seconds left. Salter gets another takedown and Lovato tries once more to trap the head but doesn’t have the angle for the squeeze and lets go with 33 seconds left to go. 10-9 Lovato off the submission attempts as Salter never did anything offensive with his takedowns.

Round 3: Lovato goes for a flying knee and misses. Salter drops levels off it and tries to take the back. Smith calls for more work. They reset at 1:48. Lovato throws a head kick that’s checked. Salter misses with an uppercut. Lovato throws a right and ducks under but Salter pushes him into the fence and drops levels. Lovato blocks it and gets on top then takes the back mount, then unloads with lefts and rights from full mount as Salter turns back over. Salter gives up his back again as Smith warns him to defend himself. 90 seconds left. Lovato tries to control the left arm while using his right to throw hands to the head and under the arm. Lovato goes palm to palm with a rear naked choke and Salter taps out!

Final result: Rafael Lovato Jr. submits John Salter (RNC) at 4:27 in round three.


Patricky Freire vs. Roger Huerta

Blue gloves and tan trunks for “El Matador” Roger Huerta, with a career record of 24-10-1, 1 NC to date. Red gloves and black trunks for “Pitbull” Patricky Freire, coming in 19-8 overall. Huerta fights out of Phuket, Thailand. Freire fights out of Natal, Brazil. Our referee in charge of the fight is Tom Supnet.

Round 1: Both men come straight to the center shaking their hands at each other, baiting someone to make the first move. Huerta comes forward and Freire waits to land a perfect counter shot. Huerta continues to throw kicks to the body and Freire responds in with rights to the head. Huerta hurts Freire but he backs off and recovers quickly. Huerta continues to back Pitbull toward the fence but he eats a big left for it and the two start throwing wildly at each other at 3:45. Blood is streaming down his face and Freire slows him down with a really hard right. Freire takes him down at 4:37. 10-9 round for Huerta.

Round 2: R2 starts where R1 left off with both men swinging wildly. Huerta gets rocked by a left hook he never saw coming at the half minute mark, gets back up, then gets rocked again with a short right to the face against the fence. Huerta drops to his knees and physically surrenders with his arm over his head, and IT IS ALL OVER. Huerta’s nose has been completely flattened.

Final result: Patricky “Pitbull” Freire wins via second round knockout at 0:43.


Veta Arteaga vs. Denise Kielholtz

Kielholtz is wearing the black top and trunks with blue gloves, 2-1 in mixed martial arts and a world champion in kickboxing (47-3). Arteaga is in silver head to toe with the red gloves and a pro record of 4-2. “Miss Dynamite” fights out of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Arteaga fights out of Boise, Idaho. Our referee in charge is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Glove tap gets us started. Arteaga tries to quickly take her opponent’s back but Kielholtz spins out on top and gets back to her feet. Kielholtz backs up and lets Arteaga take the center, then unloads with a flurry when she gets into range. Arteaga puts her against the fence to grind for a bit. Kielholtz turns her around and breaks off again. They trade hands and Kielholtz lands a solid right. Arteaga shoots at 2:26 but Kielholtz slips behind her and breaks free one more time. Kielholtz puts several hard lefts on the chin. Arteaga shoots again and Kielholtz defends, slams her down, punches her a couple times in the face with rights, then lets her stand up. Arteaga with a couple overhand rights. Kielholtz with a left. 10-9 Kielholtz.

Round 2: Arteaga goes for a takedown at 34 seconds and Kielholtz cuts her off at the pass, turns her around against the fence and breaks. One wonders how many more times Arteaga will try this given it’s not working. She tries to drop levels again at 1:10 and the result is exactly the same, with Kielholtz throwing a right on the break. The ladies get into an exchange and Arteaga finally lifts Kielholtz off her feet for a takedown. Arteaga tries to pass from half guard to take the back but Kielholtz scrambles and gets back up at 2:56. Kielholtz gets a takedown of her own at 3:50 but Arteaga gets back up with the head trapped trying to get a guillotine choke. Kielholtz keeps trying to break free but Arteaga keeps on cranking and finally Kielholtz taps out!!!

Final result: Veta Arteaga wins via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:24 in round two.


Kyle Frost vs. David Rangel

Round 1: Not aired before Paramount.

Final result: To be determined.


Joe Aguirre vs. Stephen Stirewalt

Round 1: Not aired before Paramount.

Final result: To be determined.


Vince Morales vs. Justin Hugo

Hugo is 3-4 in the blue gloves and green trunks, Morales is 7-2 in the red gloves and black trunks. Hugo fights out of Lacey, Washington. Morales fights out of Ontario, Oregon. Our referee in charge is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Glove tap gets us started. Morales forces Hugo to the outside repeatedly. Hugo charges forward, misses, and starts backing up again. Morales is keeping his right hand high, circling his left hand as he comes forward. Hugo throws an outside leg kick and teases a jump knee. Morales has never been to the scorecard for a decision in his career so far. Morales opens up with a combo at 3:09 and everything lands. He does it again at 4:04 with similar success. The only way Hugo can keep Morales off him is with leg kicks. 10-9 Morales.

Round 2: Hugo lands a decent right hand and body kick early in R2 but Morales walks through them, puts Hugo on his back with his counter attack, and lets him back up. Hugo takes a shot to the cup and the ref calls time. Hugo recovers quickly but he doesn’t recover from the nasty combo Morales puts him down with at 1:50. Morales lets him back up again. Hugo shoots for a single leg and Morales peels him off. Hugo over the top with a right hand before he eats another two piece. A right drops him again and he’s sitting up against the fence. Morales lets him back up again. Morales is starting to treat him like a heavy bag. He gets hurt again at 4:10 and tries to counter to a leg lock on the ground but Morales pulls out. 10-9 Morales.

Round 3: Respect gloves to open the round. Beltran warns both men not to clash heads. He gets creamed with a right hand at 1:00 and tries to shake his head and smile it off. He tags Hugo again at 1:29. Hugo dives for a leg and misses by a mile. He gets a body lock but Morales breaks off at 2:14. Morales connects again with the right and Hugo gets back to his feet slowly. Hugo tries to flop to the ground and let Morales jump on top – Beltran just makes him get back up. Hugo lands a right hand and Morales responds in kind. Morales with an uppercut at 4:23 he tries to shake off. Morales takes him down and stays on top for 20 seconds or so to cement what should be an easy unanimous decision.

Final result: The judges score it 30-25, 30-27, 29-27 all for Vince Morales.


Johnny Nunez vs. Josh Wick

Round 1: Not aired before Paramount.

Final result: Johnny Nunez wins via unanimous decision 30-27 X2, 30-26.


Jarod Trice vs. Sean Powers

Red gloves, 3-0 for Trice. Blue gloves, 9-6 for Powers. This fight is a catchweight bout of 190 lbs. Powers fights out of Roy, Utah and Trice fights out of Tempe, Arizona. Our referee in charge of the fight is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Trice puts a left on the chin early, lands the overhand right, and swarms forward to briefly press Powers into the fence. He resets back to center and swings wild with a left, then puts a right behind Powers’ ear. Powers stumbles to the ground and gets back up. Trice continues to hunt with the overhand right. Trice misses with one left hook, lands the next and goes for a single leg, pushing Powers into the cage. Powers finally gets slammed to the ground at 1:58 but pops right back up. Powers tries to catch a leg kick but Trice shakes loose. Trice continues to wind up and unload the rights, working the left jab in along the way. Powers responds with leg kicks. Powers with a few good jabs and kicks late but it’s a 10-9 R1 for Trice.

Round 2: Glove tap to open R2. Huge overhand right at 14 seconds for Trice but Powers keeps his feet. Powers is wincing now whenever he thinks one is coming his way. Trice opts to grab a hold and work his way to Powers’ side standing, looking for a trip or takedown from the clinch. Powers tries to respond with a knee to the body and uses Trice’s own momentum to take him down, but Trice springs right back up. Leg kick by Trice. Overhand right for Trice misses. Left jab connects. Powers narrowly avoids a spinning backfist. Powers is consistently pushing forward this round. Body shot for Trice. A much closer round but one which still edges toward Trice 10-9 for landing the cleaner harder shots.

Round 3: Double glove tap to open our final round. Powers continues to pressure but Trice sends him flying backward hopping on one leg to avoid a takedown. Powers gets his head snapped back with a left but fires a flurry back. Trice with body shots and uppercuts as the round wears on. When Powers fires a shot Trice usually gets his hands up to block, but a head kick and a left hand get through. Trice responds with a left. Trice with a late takedown at 4:42 but he lets Powers back up. Powers lands a superman punch and Trice goes for a spinning backfist at the same time. Wild exchange to end the bout. 10-9 Trice.

Final result: The judges score it 29-28 Trice, 29-28 Powers, 29-28 for Trice by split decision.


Adam Borics vs. Josenaldo Silva

White trunks and blue gloves for Silva, 25-6, fighting out of Layton, Utah. Black trunks and red gloves for Borics, 7-0, fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our referee in charge of this fight is Tom Supnet.

Round 1: Tap of gloves to start. Both men trade kicks quickly. It’s worth noting that Silva missed weight for this fight (147.5). Borics clips him with a left hook and goes for a flying knee. Silva presses and Borics fires off a 1-2. Both men swing away at 1:57. Another flurry for Borics at 2:52. Silva misses with a right, clinches, lets go, and clinches again. They go into the fence and Borics turns him around. There’s a small trickle of blood from above Borics left eye. Another flying knee from Borics that doesn’t put Silva in any danger. Silva shoots with 20 seconds left. I give a very narrow 10-9 to Borics.

Round 2: Silva comes out VERY aggressively to open R2 and gets Borics into the cage, where he draws a warning to not grab the fence. Silva stays on him from behind stomping on his feet and throwing knees. Borics gets a second warning at 1:42. He finally turns out and gets away but Silva clips him as he does. Silva double pumps the right and connects. Kick from Borics. Body kick for Silva. Silva likes to shake his head and stomp his foot to try to throw Borics off. Silva nearly takes Borics down at 3:16 but decides to let it go and not risk being countered. The blood is streaming down Borics’ face now from the left eyebrow. They clinch up and Silva throws the knee as they break. Right hook leg kick and flurry by Silva. Borics got stung at 4:30. Strong 10-9 for Silva.

Round 3: Borics’ corner wasn’t pulling any punches between rounds, telling him he wasn’t being active enough in R2. Silva clinches immediately to open R3 and Borics turns him around into the fence. They break at 30 seconds. Left hook for Borics. High kick for Borics. Silva with a combo. The referee calls time as Silva takes a finger to the eye. He decides Silva can see and doesn’t call in the doctor — we restart right away. Silva drops levels but Borics counters it and takes his back as Silva stands, then sinks in the rear naked choke, and quickly gets the submission! That was just as fast and deadly as any knockout you’ll see.

Final result: Adam Borics wins via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:46 of round three.


Sua Tuani vs. Emilio Trevino

Trevino is in the blue gloves with gray trunks, Tuani the red with black trunks, and both men are 2-0. Trevino fights out of Boise, Idaho. Tuani fights out of Kent, Washington. Our referee in charge is Tom Supnet.

Round 1: Tuani has Trevino backing up early and is firing off leg kicks. Tuani hammers home a series of inside left kicks to Trevino’s left leg, but he gets stunned by a big right hook. He comes back with a right and an uppercut that misses. Tuani eats another flush right. Tuani throws a head kick to back Trevino up but eats a straight left hand afterward. Tuani lands a superman punch and misses with an overhand right. Trevino hits a left jab. Trevino is connecting with more consistent and accurate shots throughout the round. Another straight left finds Tuani’s chin at 4:05 along with a right hook that clips the ear. Head kick for Trevino. Left jab. Left again. Wild charging right from Tuani misses. 10-9 Trevino.

Round 2: Body kick for Trevino. Leg kick for Tuani. Tuani keeps getting tagged with jabs and hooks and missing with his own wild blows. Tuani seems momentarily stunned at 1:20 and Trevino presses him toward the fence, then resets to the center. Jumping knee by Trevino. Right hook by Trevino, Tuani turns away and falls to his knees (physical surrender) and the ref steps right in. Trevino wins by TKO.

Final result: Emilio Trevino gets the technical knockout at 1:55 of the second round.


Bryce Edminister vs. Leon Taylor

Round 1: Not aired before Paramount.

Final result: To be determined.


Nathan Stolen vs. Andrew Cruz

Round 1: Not aired before Paramount.

Final result: To be determined.


Steve Mowry vs. Ben Moa

Blue gloves for Moa, 4-0, fighting out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Red gloves for Mowry, also 4-0, fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our referee in charge is Mark Smith.

Round 1: Moa lands the right right hook. Mowry has a clear height and reach advantage but Moa is being aggressive to close the gap. Mowry takes cautious steps toward Moa, clinches for a knee to the body and lands a right hook as Moa escapes. Mowry with a jab and body kick as he keeps stalking Moa. Mowry gets a takedown to side control at 2:06. Mowry cinches up the right arm and seconds later Moa QUICKLY taps the back to the americana.

Final result: Steve Mowry wins via submission (americana) at 2:40 of round one.


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LIVE! UFC 228 Results & Play-By-Play!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rolls into “The Lone Star State” TONIGHT (Sat., Sept. 8, 2018) with its UFC 228: “Woodley vs. Till” pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which will take place inside America Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, with select “Prelims” undercard bouts coming to you by way of FX and the UFC Fight Pass digital network. As the name suggests, UFC 228 is headlined by the welterweight showdown between reigning 170-pound kingpin, Tyron Woodley, and undefeated title contender, Darren Till, who collide for “The Chosen One’s” division strap. In the UFC 228 championship co-headliner, Nicco Montano, was supposed to make her very first flyweight title defense against former bantamweight No. 1 contender, Valentina Shevchenko; however, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 26 champion was hospitalized early Friday morning and eventually pulled from the card altogether for health-related concerns and then stripped of her belt.

OOF. Nevertheless, the show must — and will — go on. And UFC 228 is teed up to be a fun one.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 228 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FX at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

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Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Woodley vs. Till”

Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 228 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)

UFC 228 LIVE RESULTS:

Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till
Nicco Montano vs. Valentina Shevchenko
Jessica Andrade vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Brandon Davis
John Dodson vs. Jimmie Rivera — Rivera def. Dodson by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Niko Price — Alhassan def. Price by KO (punches) at 0:43 of Round One
Carla Esparza vs. Tatiana Suarez — Suarez def. Esparza by TKO (punches and elbows) at 4:33 of Round Three
Cody Stamann vs. Aljamain Sterling — Sterling def. Samann by submission (Suloev stretch) at 3:42 of Round Two
Frank Camacho vs. Geoff Neal — Neal def. Camacho by KO (head kick) at 1:23 of Round Two
Charles Byrd vs. Darren Stewart — Stewart def. Byrd by TKO (elbows) at 2:17 of Round Two
Diego Sanchez vs. Craig White — Sanchez def. White by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jim Miller vs. Alex White — Miller def. White by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:29 of Round One
Irene Aldana vs. Lucie Pudilova — Aldana def. Pudilova by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Roberto Sanchez vs. Jarred Brooks — Brooks def. Sanchez by split decision (29-28 28-29, 29-28)

UFC 228 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

170 lbs.: UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Round 4:

Round 5:

Final result:


115 lbs.: Jessica Andrade vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


145 lbs.: Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Brandon Davis

Round 1:

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Round 3:

Final result:


135 lbs.: John Dodson vs. Jimmie Rivera

Round 1: Dodson pumping the left hand early. Low kick lands for him. He catches a Rivera body kick and lands lefts against the fence a minute in. Glancing low kick from Rivera. Hard lead right lands clean for him. High kick from Dodson just blocked. Rivera low kick. Two minutes in. Body lock from Rivera, attempted suplex doesn’t work. Counter jab by Rivera after blocking a head kick. Two minutes to go.

More Rivera low kicks. 1-2 from Dodson. Both land their power hands and Rivera follows up with another right. One minute to go. Combination connects. Rivera lands a counter to the body and eats a left hand after slipping. More counters by Rivera. 10-9 Rivera.

Round 2: Rivera staying committed to the leg kicks. Dodson lands a left, walks into one. They trade near the center. One minute in. Another quick exchange. Dodson checks the next leg kick and counters a body kick afterwards. Lead right lands for Rivera. Counter left hook. Two minutes in. Body shots land for Rivera. He just keeps catching Dodson coming in. Good body kick lands for Dodson. Two minutes to go.

Dodson connects with a straight left. He tries to spin. Rivera still in control. Dodson eats a kick to the balls. One minute to go. Rivera lands a right hand, lands a counter body shot. Dodson body kick. Another body kick, Rivera tries to use it for a single-leg. 10-9 Rivera.

Round 3: More quick exchanges, no clean contact. Left hook rattles Dodson for a moment. Inside low kick trips Dodson up. Nasty counter right by Rivera. Body shots. Leg kick exchange a minute in. Rivera digs a right hand to the body. Two minutes in. Right hand upstairs as both try to kick. Counter left from Rivera. Two minutes to go.

Body kick from Dodson, leg kick from Rivera. They exchange. Low-high goes Rivera. One minute to go. They come together, neither connects. Lead right by Rivera. Both land their power hands and they end the fight digging body shots in the clinch. 10-9 Rivera.

Final result: Rivera def. Dodson by unanimous decision


170 lbs.: Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Niko Price

Round 1: Price counters a low kick with a 1-2. They’re trading bombs and Price gets rocked by an overhand right. “Judo Thunder” unloads with hooks against the cage until a left-right combo knocks Price into oblivion.

Final result: Alhassan def. Price by KO (punches)


115 lbs.: Carla Esparza vs. Tatiana Suarez

Round 1: Suarez shoots early, taking Esparza all the way to the cage and dragging her to the mat. Right hands from Suarez. Elbows, too. Esparza grabs her wrists and gets slammed for her trouble. Another nasty elbow. Another. Esparza turns for an armbar attempt, can’t keep the elbow in. Esparza sporting some bumps as she tries to stand. She makes it to her feet, gets wrangled back down. Half guard, then full with more shots landing. Two minutes to go.

More elbows. Right hands while postures. Esparza continuing to try and use the cage to make it to her feet. One minute to go. Hammerfists landing hard. All of these sound like they hurt. She kicks Suarez off, eats punches as she tries to rise. Just a straight-up mauling at this point. 10-8 Suarez.

Round 2: Suarez lands a side kick, shoots, and chain-wrestles her way to another takedown. Esparza still struggling to get to her feet, nearly gets mounted. One minute in. Esparza makes it up, lands knees to the body. One from Suarez in return. Jockeying for position around the cage. Suarez hits a body lock takedown into side control. Two minutes in. Suarez looks for mount, Esparza regains guard. BIG elbow. Two minutes to go.

Esparza makes it to her feet. Suarez trips her down into side control again. Esparza suddenly manages to roll to her knees, then stops the follow-up shot with a whizzer. One minute to go. Esparza limp-legs out. Suarez just shoots again and takes her back into side control. More elbows. 10-9 Suarez.

Round 3: Esparza shoots first this time. Suarez denies it and takes it down despite Esparza’s underhooks, scrambling through into top position. Esparza up, Esparza back down via body lock. One minute in. Side control for Suarez. Esparza still rolling, still trying to fight. She makes it to her knees, nearly gives up her back. Suarez in quarter mount, landing punches. Esparza kicks her away and regains guard. Side control with two minutes to go.

North-south now. Right hands by Suarez, who finally gets full mount. One minute to go. Big elbows from Suarez. Postured-up punches and hammerfists and it’s too much for the ref.

Final result: Suarez def. Esparza by TKO (punches and elbows)


135 lbs.: Cody Stamann vs. Aljamain Sterling

Round 1: Both look for head kicks early. Sterling follows his with a right hand. Stamann looking aggressive. Sterling shoots, can’t get the single-leg. One minute in. Sterling to the body. Body kick from Sterling. Low kick this time. Head kick attempt, check right hook. Wheel kick attempt and he shoots. Two minutes in. Stamann with a nice use of an underhook to reverses. Knee to the body by Stamann. He changes levels, stuffed. Two minutes to go.

Right hook from Sterling, check hook after his single-leg gets stuffed. Sterling connects with a spinning back fist, gets taken down, looks for a kneebar. Scramble ensues and Stamann gets on top in guard. Sterling quickly wraps up a triangle with a minute to go. Stamann survives. Sterling makes it to his feet and changes levels. Knee from Stamann. Both try to take the other’s back and Stamann hits a slam. 10-9 Sterling.

Round 2: Stamann fires a head kick. Low kick from Stamann caught. Sterling with a well-timed level change, no dice. Stamann slips while throwing a low kick. Now he gives up his back and Sterling puts in a hook. One minute in. Stemann makes it to his feet, Sterling still attached. Good knee from Sterling. Stamann counters with a blast double. Sterling stands against the fence. Two minutes to go. Knee from Sterling on the break, teep from Stamann. Sterling ties up and Stamann goes for his own rolling kneebar, only to surrender side control. Now mount for Sterling. Good punches. he takes the back and flattens Stamann out. Two minutes to go.

Sterling tries a bizarre full nelson-looking sub, then goes back to pounding Stamann. when Stamann stands, Sterling reaches for his ankle and draws a tap with the Suloev stretch.

Final result: Sterling def. Stamann by submission (Suloev stretch)


170 lbs.: Frank Camacho vs. Geoff Neal

Round 1: 1-2 from Neal to start. Head kick lands for him, Camacho tries to flurry. One minute in. Low kick from Camacho. Counter left form Neal glances off, left hook comes back from Camacho. Right hook and head kick by Neal. Counter left cross. Two minutes in. Camacho jabs the body, walks into a left hook, knocked back by a 1-2. Another head kick from Neal. 1-2 connects. Check right hook. Hard right hook with two minutes to go.

Double straight left connects. Neal tries a combo, Camacho puts him on the fence. Lead left from Neal after they separate. Again. One minute to go. Body kick and body punch from Camacho, who eats a 2-3-2. Camacho fakes a takedown, eats a left cross. Another left flattens Camacho, who somehow survives the ensuing onslaught. 10-8 Neal.

Round 2: Camacho ducks for a single-leg. Neal avoids it, clips him with a left hand. Neal tearing into him on the cage but Camacho trying to throw back. War cry from Camacho after absorbing a flying knee. Right hook from Neal a minute in. Left hand and Camacho teeters for a moment. Clean head kick and he teeters all the way down. Knocked the F out.

Final result: Neal def. Camacho by KO (head kick)


185 lbs.: Charles Byrd vs. Darren Stewart

Round 1: Right hand from Byrd, body kick, failed takedown attempt. He takes Stewart to the fence, gets reversed. Jockeying for position, trading knees. One minute in. They separate. Jab from Byrd. Another. BIG right hand and uppercut from Byrd, Stewart denies another takedown. Two minutes in. Byrd wrangles him down, tries to grab a guillotine on the way up. Double unders for Stewart against the cage. Knee to the body from Stewart and they trade elbows. Two minutes to go.

Lead right from Byrd into the clinch. Short elbow by Stewart on the break. Byrd fires a pair of head kicks, clinches. Good elbow from Byrd on the break. One minute to go. Byrd shoots, stuffed. Another nice elbow from Byrd .Again. Stewart with a knee downstairs. They trade elbows. 10-9 Byrd.

Round 2: Low kick from Byrd. Back to the clinch. Knee from Stewart. Harder one on the exit. Right cross by Byrd. Left hook. Clinch a minute in. Hard right on the break. Two big rights by Byrd and Stewart is reeling. He ties up. Suddenly, Stewart rattles Byrd and presses the advantage. Stewart pouring it on against the cage, puts him down with an elbow.

Final result: Stewart def. Byrd by TKO (elbows)


170 lbs.: Diego Sanchez vs. Craig White

Round 1: Sanchez charges in, avoids a palm-to-palm guillotine, and slams White to the mat. Nice upkick from White. One minute in. White constantly threatening. Sanchez still heavy on top. He looks to pass, lands a right hand. Now some elbows. Two minutes to go.

Hard right hands by Sanchez through White’s legs. Side control for Sanchez. White lands a punch off his back. Sanchez tries to threaten an arm with a minute to go. Sanchez stands over him and lands some nasty punches. He takes side control and keeps hitting, shrugging off an elbow. 10-8 Sanchez.

Round 2: White presses forward, lands a massive knee, gets taken down anyway. Sanchez postures up, eats the biggest upkick yet and returns to the ground to recover. One minute in. Another hard upkick. Sanchez sneaks some right hands through. Another upkick. Elbows from Sanchez in return. Sanchez stands over him, looks to pass to side control. Two minutes to go.

Knees to the body from Sanchez. White tries a Liam McGeary-esque keylock off his back without success. White getting teabagged as DC giggles. Back to guard. Hard hammerfists by Sanchez, then back to sitting on White’s face. 10-9 Sanchez.

Round 3: White wades after Sanchez, drops him with a right hand. Sanchez drives through for a takedown into guard. Nice elbows from Sanchez. One minute in. White still trying to land upkicks. More elbows from Sanchez. Two minutes in. Sanchez continuing to stay heavy, looking to pass. Side control for Sanchez. Two minutes to go.

White eventually manages to regain guard, eats elbows for his trouble. One minute to go. Sanchez postures, blocks the desperate upkicks. White’s still going for them, at least. More elbows from Sanchez and a flurry of punches before the bell. 10-8 Sanchez.

Final result: Sanchez def. White by unanimous decision


155 lbs.: Jim Miller vs. Alex White

Round 1: Low kick from Miller. To the inside now. White wades in, brief clinch. Straight left connects for Miller. He pushes forward and downs White with another left hand. Looking to pound White out. Miller transitions to a no-hooks RNC when White tries to stand and draws the tap.

Final result: Miller def. White by submission (rear naked choke)


135 lbs.: Irene Aldana vs. Lucie Pudilova

Round 1: Aldana opens with a jab. Tentative start from both women. Counter left by Pudilova. Aldana uncorks a three-punch combo, avoiding the retaliatory rush. One minute in. Inside low kick from Aldana. Same from Pudilova. 2-1 from Aldana. Low leg kick answered by a Pudilova 1-2. Jab exchange. Aldana with a nasty counter right and they trade rights soon after. Two minutes to go.

Low kick by Aldana. Pudilova unable to chase her down, can’t land the Superman punch. Sharp jab by Pudilova. Aldana lands one in return and a backstep right cross. Pudilova lands a right over the jab. One minute to go. Trading jabs. Counter right by Aldana. Pudilova leg kicks and 1-2. Heavy aggression by Pudilova and a front kick to the face. Aldana blasts her with a spinning back fist in return. 10-9 Aldana.

Round 2: Pudilova continuing to stay aggressive. Hard rights from both women. Low kick from Aldana. One minute in. 1-2 from Pudilova. Head kick attempt, jab trade. BIG right hand by Aldana, Pudilova walks through it. Aldana tries to spin. Superman punch from Pudilova met by a right hand. Another right by Aldana, stung by a jab two minutes in. Pudilova launching kicks. Low kick from Aldana. Two minutes to go.

1-2 by Pudilova. She checks some leg kicks, eats one soon after. Uppercut from Aldana. Aldana on the front foot, walking Pudilova down. Sharp jab by Pudilova with a minute to go. Aldana leg kick. Leg kick from Pudilova in return. Aldana with a nice combo, eats a left hook in return. Thry trade jabs and Pudilova stuffs a takedown. Pudilova lands an elbow over the top. 10-9 Aldana.

Round 3: Leg kick from Aldana, right hand. 1-2 by Pudilova. Aldana leg kicks met by a body kick. Counter right by Pudilova soon after, nice jab. Cross counter by Aldana, another leg kick. One minute in. 1-2-3 by Pudilova. Cross counter by Aldana, sharp uppercut. Pudilova’s nose leaking. Low kick by Aldana, jabs from Pudilova. Two minutes in. Pudilova tries a leg kick, eats one to the rear leg. Nice trade in the center. Aldana tries to spin. Counter combo by Aldana. Two minutes to go.

Jab from Aldana. Right straight. Aldana tries to claim an eye poke as Pudilova opens up, cracks her with a knee after taking some shots. BIG knees from Aldana. One minute to go. Aldana’s eye looks like it’s done. Pudilova with a combination. Jab exchange. Jabs, right from Aldana, right cross from Pudilova. Leg kick exchange. Pudilova with a leaping elbow. Damn fine fight. 10-9 Aldana.

Final result: Aldana def. Pudilova by split decision


125 lbs.: Roberto Sanchez vs. Jarred Brooks

Round 1: Brooks lands a right hand, the first blow of the fight. Sanchez comes back with a left hook soon after. Sanchez shoots in against the cage. Brooks looking for a butt drag to take the back. One minute in. Sanchez on top for the moment. Brooks loses it and Sanchez uses a cradle to look to pass. Brooks defending with a knee. Two minutes in. Brooks turns for a heel hook. Sanchez rolls through and starts landing hammerfsits. Elbows to the thighs as well. Two minutes to go.

Brooks still looking for the leg, but he’s eating some solid punches. Sanchez pulls his knee free and Brooks switches legs. He abandons it and scrambles up, taking a couple knees with a minute to go. Brooks briefly tries to frame a ninja choke. Good takedown defense. 10-9 Sanchez.

Round 2: Sanchez looking aggressive. He ducks in for a single-leg and takes Brooks to the fence. He winds up pulling Brooks on top of him in a takedown attempt, then scrambles up a minute in. Brooks with a body lock. Still driving, lands a knee. Two minutes to go. Sanchez nearly transitions to Brooks’ back, but lands on his back in guard. He tries a straight armbar without success. Two minutes to go.

Brooks heavy on top, landing short punches. Brooks unable to pass. One minute to go. Brooks opens up a bit near the end and avoids an armbar. 10-9 Brooks.

Round 3: Brooks connects with a spinning back fist and avoids one in return. They lock up and Brooks hauls him to the fence with double unders. One minute on. Brooks manages to pull his legs out and take side control. Sanchez controlling Brooks’ right arm. Two minutes in. Sanchez rolls to his knees, Brooks sprawling on him. Two minutes to go.

Brooks forces Sanchez to his back via front headlock. To guard once again. One minute to go. Brooks now opening up. Sanchez trying to strike off of his back. Some nice elbows from Brooks at the bell. 10-9 Brooks.

Final result: Brooks def. Sanchez by split decision


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