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LIVE! Bellator 204 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

Caldwell vs Lahat

Bellator 204: “Caldwell vs. Lahat” takes place TONIGHT (Fri., Aug. 17, 2018) at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Expect a war in the Paramount Network-televised main event as dominating Bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell (12-1) moves up to 145 pounds for a non-title match with Noad Lahat (12-3). In addition, South Dakota’s own Logan Storley (8-0) will look to extend his undefeated streak against elder statesman and Bellator veteran A.J. Matthews (9-7). His record does not begin to tell his story as several split decisions have not gone his way, so Storley is in for a challenge tonight.

Bellator 204’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 online “Prelims” undercard that starts at 7 p.m. ET.

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BELLATOR 204 QUICK RESULTS:

Darrion Caldwell vs. Noad LahatCaldwell TKO R2.
Logan Storley vs. A.J. MatthewsStorley TKO 3:56 R2.
James Gallagher vs. Ricky BandejasBandejas KO 2:49 R1.
Tywan Claxton vs. Cris LencioniClaxton 30-27 X3 UD.
David Michaud vs. Corey DavisMichaud KO 1:42 R1.
Jason Jackson vs. Jordon LarsonJackson TKO 3:52 R1.
Troy Nawrocki vs. Omar MoralesMorales KO 0:58 R1.
DeMarques Jackson vs. Bryce LoganJackson SD 28-29, 29-28, 30-27.
Micah Peatrowsky vs. Keith PhathaemPhathaem UD 29-28, 30-27 X2.
Tyler Ray vs. Seth BassRay KO 3:30 R1.
Romero Cotton vs. Willie Whitehead Cotton TKO 4:12 R1.
Lloyd McKinney vs. Robiel TesfadeltMcKinney sub (arm triangle) 4:17 R3.
Wyatt Meyer vs. Jeff NielsenNielsen TKO 2:53 R1.

BELLATOR 204 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Darrion Caldwell vs. Noad Lahat

Lahat is 12-3 out of Samaria, Israel. Caldwell is the Bantamweight champion and 12-1 overall fighting out of Rahway, New Jersey. Lahat has black trunks and blue gloves for our main event. Black/red trunks and red gloves for Caldwell. Our referee in charge is Mike Beltran. Both men touched gloves during final instructions.

Round 1: Caldwell starts with a leg kick and a high kick. Lahat shoots, Caldwell sprawls, and he’s on top 36 seconds into the round looking to pass. Caldwell jumps over one leg and briefly has half guard but Lahat recovers. Caldwell tries to make a move again at 2:08. Lahat almost gave up side control but once again recovered back to guard. Caldwell is winning on riding time but isn’t satisfied with that and steps back at 3:10 looking to improve position. The crafty Lahat puts him right back in full guard again when he tries and even tries to trap the head. Caldwell slips out. One minute remains. Caldwell had half guard for about a second. It’s a 10-9 round for Caldwell but Lahat did a good job of stifling his offense.

Round 2: Caldwell threw a head kick but it was merely a prelude to his takedown at 0:11, getting Lahat off balance by defending the strike. Lahat tries to sit up against the fence and Caldwell grinds him back down to the mat. Lahat sits up again and Caldwell works to his back and gets one hook in. He’s thinking rear naked choke but Lahat rolls to his back to avoid it, but when he scrambles Caldwell jumps on his back and throws multiple right hands until Beltran saves a defenseless Lahat from more blows. It’s all over in Sioux Falls.

Final result: Darrion Caldwell wins by technical knockout in the second round.


Logan Storley vs. A.J. Matthews

Matthews is 9-7 out of Samar, Philippines. Storley is 8-0 out of Webster, South Dakota. Both men are sporting black trunks. Storley has the red gloves and Matthews the blue. Our referee in charge is Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Both men are bouncing on their feet at the start, with Storley gradually pushing Matthews backward until he lands a leg kick, then ducking under a punch to take Matthews to the ground. Matthews tries to get back up to one knee but Storley keeps hammering away at his thighs then jumps to his back to wrestle him to the ground. Matthews gets to one knee again as the fans chant for Storley. Matthews gets up and immediately goes backward to the ground again with Storley on top in half guard. Right elbows and right hands are pounding on Matthews as he turtles up. Herzog is taking a close look. Matthews survives the first storm but a second wave is coming. Left hands are jacking him up from behind. Left elbows follow. Storley drags him back to the ground, sits on top and pours on more right hands. Herzog is giving Matthews every chance. Matthews hasn’t been finished but hasn’t had a single second of offense either.

Herzog calls time because of a left knee to the head of a grounded opponent and sends Storley to his corner. When Matthews finally gets back up there’s a big knot on the right side of his head from the knee. He tells the doctor he’s good to continue, tells Herzog he’s good to continue, and we resume action with just over a minute left. Storley takes Matthews down sinks in a rear naked choke and squeezes for all he’s worth. Matthews survives it. The crowd chants KNOCK HIM OUT as Storley rides on top for the duration. I’m honestly not sure if that’s 10-8 or 9-8. I didn’t see Herzog signal a point deduction but even if he did I’d still have had Matthews down 2 for how little he did – Storley wins R1 either way.

Round 2: Storley gets a takedown 16 seconds into R2 and drives knees to the ribs from side control. Storley works his way to Matthews back and is firing away uncontested right hands to the head of Matthews as Herzog looks on with just under half the round to go. The right elbows that Storley is landing are pretty nasty. The crowd is roaring for it. He jumps on top in half guard and delivers even more of the same. Matthews may be too tough for his own good. Finally the ref steps in and saves A.J. from the beating with slightly over a minute left.

Final result: Logan Storley wins by TKO at 3:56 of the second round.


James Gallagher vs. Ricky Bandejas

Bandejas is 10-1 and fights out of Brick, New Jersey. Gallagher is 7-0 and fights out of Strabane, Ireland. Bandejas sports black trunks and blue gloves. Gallagher has the yellow trunks and red gloves. He runs over to get in Bandejas’ face and start yelling at him and officials have to pull them apart. It happens AGAIN during the commercial break. The referee (hopefully) in charge of this contest is Bobby Wombacher.

Round 1: Gallagher hits a few leg kicks, Bandejas trips him to the ground at 14 seconds, Gallagher pops right back up. Bandejas pushes him into the fence for a breather. Both men spend a moment on the ground. Bandejas drops him with a right hook and then rocks him again with a kick to the chin and pounds it out on the ground. IT IS ALL OVER. Replay shows us the first right hand that dropped Gallagher, the left kick to the chin that wobbled Gallagher, and the vicious onslaught that followed with multiple lefts to the head while Gallagher was down. The Sioux Falls crowd is chanting U-S-A over and over.

Final result: Ricky Bandejas finishes James Gallagher by KO at 2:49 in the first round.


Tywan Claxton vs. Cris Lencioni

Lencioni is in the black trunks and blue gloves. Claxton has black/red trunks and red gloves. Lencioni’s record is 4-1 and he fights out of Canby, Oregon. Claxton is 2-0 and he fights out of Cleveland, Ohio. Our referee in charge is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Glove tap gets us underway. Lencioni throws a couple of head kicks early. Claxton wings out an overhand right. Claxton gets a takedown to side control off another head kick attempt and stacks Lencioni up to smash right hands. Lencioni is trying to push off the fence with his feet and simultaneously lock up an arm. Claxton drives knees to the ribs from side control. They end up North-South, Claxton pulls his leg free, then smashes home a left hook before they reset. Lencioni tries to spin his way toward Claxton. Lencioni lands a couple of leg kicks. Claxton pops two rights and a left. Lencioni throws a knee. Claxton looks like a matador as he ducks the charging bull and Lencioni crashes into the fence. Lencioni throws more head kicks. Body kick by Claxton as he circles. Lencioni answers in kind. Claxton ties up with him against the fence and Lencioni presses him with the hooks but Claxton presses back for a takedown into his guard. Claxton backs away from upkicks at 4:27 and mocks Lencioni, causing the crowd to erupt. 10-9 Claxton. Lencioni looked like he wanted to keep swinging after the bell but Beltran got between them.

Round 2: Claxton gets a takedown nine seconds into the round. Lencioni is trying to hold onto his wrists and pull on his head to keep it chest to chest. Claxton tries to posture up to no avail. Beltran is staring at them both like he’s about go warn them to get busy. Claxton backs up and throws one down the pipe then backs away from the upkicks. He goes back down again to half guard as Lencioni tries to hang on. Claxton transitions to full mount and almost takes the back as Lencioni rolls but ends up reset into the guard. Lencioni throws pitter-pat shots off his back. Claxton stands up and drops more right hands on his head before going back into the guard, where more shots follow. Lencioni is breathing hard. Claxton works the body then goes left right to the head. 40 seconds left as Claxton stands up then drops back down as Lencioni tried to spin. He was almost sitting on Lencioni’s face. Lencioni lost this entire round. 10-9 at least.

Round 3: There’s an attempt at a glove tap but I don’t think they connected. Claxton is tagging Lencioni with his hands and punctuates it with a high kick. Claxton doubles up on the simultaneous jab and leg kick. Lencioni tries a spinning backfist and Claxton takes him down immediately. Claxton stacks up his hapless foe and mauls him with the elbow until Lencioni can get him to guard. That just makes Claxton back up and drop a right hand down the pipe. This fight has become rinse, lather, repeat. Whenever Claxton needs to he backs up, whenever he does he gets back on top in guard. Off his back Lencioni can do little to stop Claxton from doing whatever he wants. Now he’s worked his way to a mounted crucifix. Lencioni gets his arm free but all he’s doing for the last 20 seconds is defending. Claxton tries hard to finish in the closing seconds but Lencioni is totally turtled up. There’s still bad blood between the two after the bell.

Final result: Tywan “Air” Claxton wins via 30-27 unanimous decision.


David Michaud vs. Corey Davis

Blue gloves and black trunks for Davis. Black trunks and red gloves for Michaud. Michaud is 12-4 and Davis is 3-0 fighting out of Omaha, Nebraska. Michaud fights out of Pine Ridge, SD. Our referee is Jason Herzog.

Round 1: No glove tap. Michaud gets touched early and the two clinch up against the fence jockeying for control. Michaud pushes forward and gets a takedown but Davis quickly scrambles back to his feet. Davis lands a right hand. Davis goes for a single leg and tries to get a hook in from behind. Michaud is holding his base well as Davis tries to climb on him from behind. Michaud escapes lights him up with a right hand and pours on the kill shots as the partisan crowd at Sanford Pentagon erupts for the stoppage. The replay shows Michaud bucking Davis off by throwing his weight backward into the fence then clipping him with a right hand right behind the ear when he got free. Perfect timing.

Final result: David Michaud wins via first round knockout at 1:42.


Jason Jackson vs. Jordon Larson

Black trunks and blue gloves with a record of 7-3 out of Miami, Florida for Jackson. White trunks and red gloves for Larson out of Sioux Falls with a record of 9-4. Our referee for this fight is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: No tap as Larson charges quickly to the center. Larson circles and lands a leg kick. Jackson with a leg kick. Larson shoots for a single and Jackson gets out. Jackson throws the right hand. The crowd is cornering again, this time for Larson. Larson lands a left jab and circles away then comes over the top with a right arm. Jackson keeps pressuring forward. Larson shoots again and Jackson shrugs it off. Jackson with the left jab and Larson returns fire. Jackson tags Larson. He’s trying to cut Larson off against the fence. Jackson continues to throw rights to the hand and body. Larson drops for the double and turns Jackson around but again he slips away. Larson gets rocked and Jackson pours on hammers against the fence until Beltran waves it off, stunning the home town crowd into abject silence.

Final result: Jason Jackson wins via first round technical knockout at 3:52.


Troy Nawrocki vs. Omar Morales

Nawrocki is in the red trunks and blue gloves. Morales is in the green trunks and red gloves. Nawrocki is 3-0 and he fights out of Bellevue, Nebraska. Nawrocki is 6-0 and he fights out of Miami, Florida by way of Venezuela. Our referee is Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Nawrocki is looping out a right hook but he gets caught by one that’s flush and a second that drops him to the canvas. This one’s over quick.

Final result: Omar Morales wins via knockout at 0:58 of round one.


DeMarques Jackson vs. Bryce Logan

Black trunks and blue gloves for Jackson, black and red for Logan. Jackson is 8-2 out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Logan is 9-2 out of Doland, SD. Our referee is Bobby Wombacher.

Round 1: Glove tap starts it off. Logan lands the first leg kick. Logan with a leg jab to the face. Jackson works his jab and suddenly pushes Logan into the fence for a flurry but he weathers the storm. Logan works back to the center. Left high kick stuns Jackson. Logan comes forward but doesn’t land a kill shot. Jackson answers with a right and a knee that seems to have the same effect. Logan and Jackson tie up on the fence. They finally break at 2:33. Both men trade jabs. Jackson unloads with a flurry and Logan dances backward then tags Jackson with a hook. Logan stumbles throwing a leg kick but recovers. Left hook by Jackson as he pushes Logan to the fence. Logan with a leg kick, Jackson with big strikes, Logan with a body kick. Logan shoots for a double and misses but throws a strike on the break. Every person in the building seems to be cornering Logan tonight. 10-9 Logan.

Round 2: Jackson comes out jabbing and throws the right hook. Logan throws a kick at the knee and a jab to the body. Jackson and Logan trade hard jabs. Jackson throws a shot as Logan turns and the fans complain about a shot to the back of the head. Wombacher wasn’t going to call that — it wasn’t intentional. Body shot for Logan is answer with a jab and a leg kick. Logan is trying to keep his hands high but Jackson is getting through the defense enough to leave redness on Logan’s face. Logan lands leg kicks inside and outside to Jackson’s left leg. Jackson with hands and a knee up the middle. Jackson starts complaining about being poked in the right eye. Wombacher does nothing. Leg kick for Logan. Body kick for Logan. Jackson hammers with lefts and rights. Logan is now bleeding from the nose. His defense is dropping as well. Jackson keeps landing the left repeatedly. He stings Logan with a hard right before R2 ends. 10-9 Jackson.

Round 3: Glove tap opens R3. Jackson is immediately head hunting with his left hand. Logan is backing up toward the fence. He misses wildly with a right hook. Right hook for Jackson. Jackson is keeping the pressure on. Repeated left jabs to the chin. Logan keeps trying to force his way to the center but winds up retreating and looking to counter strike. The crowd is begging him to keep the center. That’s going to be hard to do as Jackson just single legged him to the ground with only 2:20 left. Jackson works his way to the back looking to sink in a rear naked choke. Logan spins his way to the top and the crowd explodes like he just finished the fight. He’s got 50 seconds left to work. Even if he throws a strike that misses they are so happy just to see him on top. Shame for them he wasn’t on top for the majority of the round. 10-9 Jackson.

Final result: The judges score it 29-28 Logan, 29-28 Jackson, 30-27 for Jackson by split decision.


Micah Peatrowsky vs. Keith Phathaem

Blue gloves, record of 2-0, fighting out of Fremont, Nebraska is Peatrowsky. Red gloves, record of 0-1, fighting out of Sioux Falls is Phathaem. Jason Herzog is our referee. Black trunks for both men.

Round 1: Tap of gloves gets us underway. Phathaem lands the first leg kick. A second leads to an exchange of fists. Phathaem dances back and forth feinting with his hands. Peatrowsky charges in and eats a hard one to the chin before he resets. Peatrowsky with the jab and leg kick. Phathaem circles and looks for an opening but Peatrowsky lands a hard right. Now it’s Peatrowsky trying to shadowbox, feinting low and then firing high. Peatrowsky tries a spinning back kick. Peatrowsky tries to push Phathaem toward the fence with no success. They keep meeting back in the middle. Clean left hand for Peatrowsky. Phathaem lands a leg kick and eats a flurry in response. Peatrowsky makes him back up with a right hand flush. He paws with the left hand to get the range. Peatrowsky is getting the better of the exchanges as this round wears on. 10-9 Peatrowsky.

Round 2: Another glove tap to start R2. Peatrowsky wastes little time unloading with combos pushing Phathaem backward into the fence. Phathaem tries to turn it around into a takedown. Peatrowsky widens his stances but Phathaem keeps digging. He just can’t get him off his feet. He gets close and then Peatrowsky spins back to his feet. Jason Herzog calls time to check the tape on Peatrowsky’s left hand and then signals to continue. Phathaem lands a right and a leg kick but as usual Peatrowsky gives harder firepower in return. Peatrowsky is clearly the aggressor now. He accidentally lands a groin shot but Phathaem waves it off. Phathaem misses an overhand right and lands a push kick. Peatrowsky with a combo. Peatrowsky gets stunned by a right hand. Phathaem follows with an uppercut but inexplicably switches to leg kicks instead of going for the kill. Peatrowsky seems recovered as the clapper sounds. Spinning heel kick from Peatrowsky. I don’t think Phathaem stole the round when he froze Peatrowsky but a judge might. 10-9 either way.

Round 3: One last glove tap. Phathaem immediately goes for a right to the head and Peatrowsky fires a combo back. Leg kick by Phathaem. Phathaem lands an uppercut going backwards as Peatrowsky pushes toward him. Jumping left hand from Peatrowsky lands hard. Body kick for Phathaem. It’s still a 2-for-1 combo as Peatrowsky gives more than he gets whenever he’s touched. Phathaem lands a clean left jab. He goes for it again and eats a combo. He lands another and may have hurt Peatrowsky a bit. Leg kick by Phathaem. Phathaem is the aggressor at this point. Clean right hook lands. Peatrowsky looks gassed. Phathaem probably needs a to land a home run. He nearly does with a hard right hook and starts swinging for the fences but can’t drop Peatrowsky before the bell. 10-9 Phathaem.

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


Tyler Ray vs. Seth Bass

Bass is in the blue trunks and gloves. Ray is in the black trunks and red gloves. Our referee for this fight is Mike Beltran. Bass’ record is 4-2 and he fights out Omaha, Nebraska. Ray’s record is 2-1 and he fights out of Boca Raton, Florida.

Round 1: Glove tap. Ray is quickly trying to find a home for the right hand buts it’s the left that touches the chin as he follows up with kicks. Bass pushes forward but his chin keeps getting touched. Ray shoots and pushes Bass into the fence. Ray digs and gets the single leg takedown. Bass traps an arm and flips over but Ray escapes and gets side control. Now Ray may be trying to return the favor. Ray wins up in half guard but it’s a better position for him to land hands and elbows to Bass’ head. Bass moves him to full guard and Ray comes over the top with big right elbows and one more big right hand that shuts down the fight.

Final result: Tyler Ray wins by knockout at 3:30 of round one.


Romero Cotton vs. Willie Whitehead

White trunks and blue gloves for Whitehead. Black trunks and red gloves for Cotton. Whitehead missed weight by 15 pounds (200.2 to 185.4) but both men still agreed to the bout. Whitehead is 2-2 and Cotton is 2-0. Whitehead fights out of Fort Dodge, Iowa. Cotton fights out of Hutchinson, Kansas. Our referee is Bobby Wombacher.

Round 1: No glove tap. No surprise either. Whitehead takes the center and Cotton circles around him before throwing a leg kick. Cotton eventually changes the dynamic and pushes Whitehead to the outside before landing a few hands. They go into the fence and break clean. Whitehead with a low kick. Cotton shoots and easily gets a takedown, landing a left to the chin on top. Whitehead gives up side control and Cotton mashes on his face with the right hand, elbow, forearm, everything. He’s looking for a mounted crucifix. Whitehead gets him back to half guard then full. Cotton is trying to posture up and drop bombs. Whitehead is trying to hand on and survive. Cotton gets up and takes the back. Whitehead stands and slips out with just over a minute left. Cotton clips him with a right and multiple knees then drops hammers on him from behind as the ref quickly runs over to save Whitehead. Cotton is extremely pleased and starts miming celebrations to the crowd before tossing his mouthpiece into the center of the cage. The slow motion of the final 2-3 left hammerfists that Cotton landed leave little doubt in the stoppage. Whitehead was defenseless.

Final result: Romero Cotton wins via first round knockout at 4:12.


Lloyd McKinney vs. Robiel Tesfadelt

McKinney is in the red gloves and Tesfadelt the blue. Tesfadelt is 2-1 in the red trunks and fights out of Sioux Falls. McKinney is in the black trunks, 7-5, and fights out of Lacrosse, Wisconsin.

Round 1: Tesfadelt comes out swinging and McKinney tries to keep him at range with a high kick and body kicks. Tesfadelt ties up after landing a big right hand and takes McKinney down. He wants to pass but McKinney keeps his knees up high. Eventually he moves to half but McKinney stands up. Tesfadelt tries to turn it into a choke but loses it and McKinney takes his back. One hook is in. Tesfadelt is trying to turn over on top. McKinney is going for the rear naked choke. Tesfadelt pushes off the cage with his feet to escape then slams McKinney to the ground. He’s on top in half. McKinney tries and fails to trap an arm. McKinney gets him back to full guard as the action stalls out. McKinney goes for an arm late but the bell sounds. 10-9 round for Tesfadelt.

Round 2: McKinney paws at Tesfadelt with low kicks. Tesfadelt throws high in response. Tesfadelt is knocked back by a body kick. McKinney lands a good right hook. Tesfadelt closes the distance, McKinney goes for a takedown and Tesfadelt traps the head. McKinney pops out and is on top. He’s in side control. Tesfadelt moves him to half guard but isn’t going much of anywhere. McKinney with right hands to the head. Tesfadelt moves him to full guard. He’s still on his back. The crowd behind press row is acting like his corner man telling him to get to the cage and wall walk. He’s trapped McKinney’s head again for a moment but once again he pops out. McKinney can’t stop him from spinning on top but McKinney sweeps him and puts his back against the fence. 10-9 McKinney.

Round 3: Tap of gloves to start our final round. Tesfadelt misses a single leg attempt. His leg kick connects. McKinney airs a spinning high kick. They clinch up and McKinney pushes Tesfadelt into the cage. Tesfadelt makes him break with a knee to the body. McKinney throws a high kick. Tesfadelt clinches but McKinney takes him down. The ref calls for more work as McKinney gets stuck trying to pass but he’s in half guard eventually throwing elbows to the ribs. Tesfadelt scoots backward trying to get to the fence. McKinney hits a hard reverse elbow to the head and takes the back as Tesfadelt tries to stand. Knees to the butt. (Seriously.) More knees from McKinney. McKinney winds up on top in half guard as Tesfadelt tries to get up. He’s got an arm triangle choke. Tesfadelt taps out!

Final result: Lloyd McKinney wins via submission (arm triangle choke) 4:17 R3.


Wyatt Meyer vs. Jeff Nielsen

2-0 record for Nielsen out of Sioux Falls in the blue gloves. SD. 1-0 record for Meyer out of Wahpeton, ND in the red gloves.

Round 1: Early takedown finds Nielsen on top passing to side control and securing the position. Meyer is trying to buck him off but Nielsen moves to his back looking to grab the left arm while rabbit punching him in the head. Meyer is eating lots of right hands and trying to cover up. It’s a pretty one sided beating so far. He stands up and Nielsen puts him right back on his knees and keeps hammering away. The ref is taking a close look. Nielsen gets the right hook in and left hands finish the fight from there.

Final result: Jeff Nielsen wins by technical knockout at 2:53 of the first round.


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LIVE! RIZIN 12 Results, Streaming Updates Tonight!

RIZIN and shine, Maniacs, it’s time for some early morning hooliganism. The current kingpin of Japanese MMA returns this Sunday morning (Aug. 12, 2018) with almost a dozen mixed martial arts (MMA) and kickboxing matches featuring some of the nation’s top fighters.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of RIZIN 12 below, starting with the FITE.TV broadcast at 2 a.m. ET.

Though not quite as star-studded as some of the promotion’s other offerings, RIZIN 12 still features a healthy dose of talent, including Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veterans Kiichi Kunimoto, Hatsu Hioki, and Angela Magana. Also on the docket are local standouts Yusuke Yachi, Yuki Motoya, and “King” Reina Miura.

RIZIN 12 QUICK RESULTS:

Yusuke Yachi vs. Luiz Gustavo — Gustavo def. Yachi by KO (punch) in Round Two
Yuki Motoya vs. Kazuma Sone — Motoya def. Sona by submission (rear naked choke) in Round Two
Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Ryuichiro Sumimura — Kunimoto def. Sumimura by technical submission (arm triangle choke) in Round One
Reina Miura vs. Kaitlin Young — Young def. Miura by unanimous decision
Taiki Naito vs. Hannya Hashimoto — Naito def. Hashimoto by TKO (leg kicks) in Round Two
Hatsu Hioki vs. Mikuru Asakura — Asakura def. Hioki by KO (head kick and punches) in Round One
Roque Martinez vs. Kiyoshi Kuwabara — Martinez def. Kuwabara by TKO (head kick and punches) in Round One
Sho Ogawa vs. KAITO — KAITO def. Ogawa by unanimous decision
Kanako Murata vs. Angela Magana — Murata def. Magana by submission (von Flue choke) in Round One
RYUKI vs. NAOYA — RYUKI def. NAOYA by unanimous decision
Shintaro Matsukura vs. Takahiro Okuyama — Matsukura def. Okuyama by TKO (punches) in Round Two
Takiya Shota vs. Syuto Sato — Shota def. Sato by unanimous decision

RIZIN 12 ROUND-BY-ROUND COVERAGE:

Yusuke Yachi vs. Luiz Gustavo

Round one: Gustavo opens with a head kick attempt. Still looking for it. Good hook and a sweeping right hand. Gustavo wading after Yachi, landing good punches. He shoots for an easy takedown. Good right hand by Gustavo. He slams Yachi near the ropes. Soccer kick two minutes in as Yachi scrambles up. Double underhooks for Yachi. he tries a fancy knee, eats one in return and they slug it out. Two minutes to go.

Low kick and knees from Yachi. Left hook from Gustavo. He tries a head kick. Straight left by Yachi with a minute to go. Another straight left stings Gustavo. He marches after Yachi with a flying knee attempt, eats another left hand. Two hard hooks land for Gustavo. Superman punch by Gustavo. Close round, slightest edge to Gustavo.

Round two: Yachi goes for an outside reap and lands in side control. One minute in. Not much ground-and-pound so far. Gustavo scrambles up, eats a knee as he does. 1-2 from Yachi. Overhand right by Gustavo. Two minutes in. 3-2 and a combination. Yachi sporting a nasty cut on the eyebrow. Ref stops the action to check it out, but lets it keep going. As soon as they resume, Gustavo blasts Yachi with a right hand that sends him face-first to the mat.

Final result: Gustavo def. Yachi by KO (punch)


Yuki Motoya vs. Kazuma Sone

Round one: Sone lands an uppercut on the ropes. Low kicks from Motoya. Sone with a well-timed double-leg in the corner. Motoya latches onto a guillotine and jumps guard. No dice. Motoya complaining to the ref about the ropes, so he turns them around. Overhook control for Motoya two minutes in. Hammerfist from Sone and Motoya scrambles up with another guillotine. This one’s tighter, but Sone slips through the ropes to get out. Two minutes to go.

Sone goes low-low-high with punches. Again low-high with hooks. Low kick lands. Motoya with a left hook as he retreats. One minute to go. Sone hops in with a knee and ties up with double underhooks. He tosses Motoya down, they trade, and Sone denies a takedown. Low kicks from both. Sone in the lead.

Round two: Sone pressing forward, scores another takedown. Motoya again threatening a guillotine. Sone pops his head out and sets up in guard. Motoya uses the threat of a leglock to sweep. Sona scrambles out and avoids another guillotine as he takes him down into half guard. The scramble continues and Motoya looks for a high-elbow version. Still nothing. Motoya gets on top. Two minutes to go.

Sone works his way up and separates. Low kick lands for him. Motoya shoots, can’t complete it, keeps scrambling and takes the back. He quickly works his elbow under Sone’s chin and draws the tap.

Final result: Motoya def. Sone by submission (rear naked choke)


Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Ryuichiro Sumimura

Round one: Good low kick and 1-2 from Kunimoto followed by a knee. He shoots and takes Sumimura down into half guard. Short punches from Kunimoto. One minute in. Looking for an arm triangle. He needs to get his knee through and pass. No dice. Now he’s in side control. Sumimura regains half guard when Kunimoto tries to go to mount. Kunimura just can’t pass. Two minutes to go.

Now he gets mount with a minute to work. Kunimoto postures up for some right hands and takes the back. Kunimoto with a slick transition to the arm triangle and Sumimura goes to sleep just moments before the bell.

Final result: Kunimoto def. Sumimura by technical submission (arm triangle choke)


Reina Miura vs. Kaitlin Young

Round one: Young firing her jab. Hard overhand right by Miura. She steps into the clinch, Young looking to frame her away. One minute in. Young counters a throw into top position and nearly takes the back before Miura slips out. Low kick from Young. Two minutes in. Young pressuring, lands another low kick. Head kick attempt. Another one catches Miura leaning. Hard right hands by Young. Two minutes to go.

Low kick from Young. Another head kick and 1-2 after eating an overhand right. Leg kick. Counter overhand from Miura. Leg kick exchange. Right hands from Miura. She more into the clinch once again, can’t maintain a grip. Young with a solid early lead.

Round two: Low kicks from Young. They’re piling up. Body kick as well. One minute in. Straight right by Young. Low kick, right hands. Miura not offering much, eats a counter right. Young opening up, absorbs a right hand. Two minutes in. Miura catches a body kick and takes her down into half guard. Young rolls to her knees. Miura looking for her second hook. There it is, full back control. Young appears to use the ropes to pull her way up. One minute to go. Young denies an attempt to clinch and goes back to work with heavy right hands. Miura eats a 1-2, hits a double-leg. Still Young’s fight so far.

Round three: Lovely throw from Miura, but Young again rolls through and they return to their feet. One minute in. Low kicks from Young. Head kick this time. Two minutes in. Young waves her on. Head kick attempt, straight right connects. Another low kick. Miura grabs double underhooks in the corner. Two minutes to go.

Young framing well, lands a knee upstairs but gets taken down into side control. Young gets to her knees, Miura takes her back. Full body triangle. Miura looking for the choke, runs out of time. Should be a decision for Young.

Final result: Young def. Miura by unanimous decision


Kickboxing: Taiki Naito vs. Hannya Hashimoto

Round one: Both open with kicks. Sneaky side kick knocks Hashimoto over. Low kicks from Hashimoto. Naito looks for a head kick. Once again. Low kick from Naito a minute in. Not even sure there’s been a punch yet. Now Naito follows a left hook with a head kick. Jumping knee glances off Hashimoto’s chin. Leg kick exchange. Hashimoto to the body. One minute to go. He takes one to the cup. Naito firing kicks, but gets caught with a right hand while throwing and hits the mat for a knockdown. He looks fine, catching Hashimoto with a left hook when they resume. Hard right straight. 10-8 Hashimoto.

Round two: Hashimoto goes low-high, has to weather a long series of combos from Naito. Naito tearing up the lead leg, catches a kick and lands while holding it. Clash of heads in the center. Hashimoto to the body, eats more leg kicks. That right leg of his is going. Naito keeps whacking at it until Hashimoto drops for a knockdown. Two more kicks and down goes Hashimoto again. He’s limping when he stands. His leg can’t support him anymore and there’s the finish.

Final result: Naito def. Hashimoto by TKO (leg kicks)


Hatsu Hioki vs. Mikuru Asakura

Round one: Asakura throwing heavy, lands a leg kick. Asakura to the body. Hioki shoots from too far out, stuffed. One minute in. Asakura body kick. Hioki shoots again, gets over-unders. Hioki goes for a sacrifice throw, winds up on the bottom in guard. Two minutes in. Hioki looks for a leg, Asakura lets him up. Two minutes to go.

Asakura digs a left downstairs, eats a body shot in return. Asakura backs him to the corner and sends him crashing down with a left high kick. Two more punches and it’s over.

Final result: Asakura def. Hioki by KO (head kick and punches)


Roque Martinez vs. Kiyoshi Kuwabara

Round one: They meet in the center and just start trading punches. Martinez seemingly getting the better of it, waving him on. Body kicks from Martinez. One minute in. Uppercut lands for him, more body kicks. Elbows by Martinez. Kuwabara getting overwhelmed, eats uppercuts and hooks. Kuwabara’s still throwing back at him. Two minutes in. Kuwabara to the body, eats a long combination. Now Kuwabara’s stumbling, eats a glancing head kick. Martinez staying busy with punches, rips the body. Two minutes to go.

Hard right hand after some jabs. Kuwabara looks spent. Head kick from Martinez, heavy shots in the corner. The ref steps in as the flurry ramps up.

Final result: Martinez def. Kuwabara by TKO (head kick and punches)


Kickboxing: Sho Ogawa vs. KAITO

Round one: Trading low kicks to start. One minute in. Body kick from Ogawa, low kick from KAITO and they trade knees inside. Body kick by Ogawa. Combination from KAITO. One minute to go. Teep to the face. Ogawa catches a body kick and sweeps the leg. KAITO catches the next kick and lands a right hand. Body kick from KAITO, knocked off-balance. 10-9 Ogawa.

Round two: Another patient opening minute, both men landing low kicks. One minute in. Right hand and low kick from KAITO. Body shot. 1-2 met by a jab. Ogawa body kick. KAITO landing better now. One minute to go. He tries a jumping knee. Low kick from Ogawa. Body shot, low kick. Counter right from KAITO as Ogawa pressures. Ogawa leg kick met by a left hook. 10-9 KAITO.

Round three: Once again, they start by picking at each other’s lead legs. KAITO to the body, uppercut upstairs. Teep lands. One minute in. Hard left hook downstairs. Ogawa leg kicks, combination upstairs. Looking to pick up the pace. Combo from KAITO in return. Counter 1-2. Hard combinations from Kaito to the head and body. More shots piling up. Left hook exchange. KAITO overwhelming him with punches right now, but Ogawa firing back. 10-9 KAITO.

Final result: KAITO def. Ogawa by unanimous decision


Kanako Murata vs. Angela Magana

Round one: Both firing right hands early. Magana landing straights. Murata gets double underhooks and trips her down into side control. One minute in. Magana trying to bridge, can’t do so as Murata lands punches. Magans manages to scramble up, suplexed back to the mat. Two minutes in. Magana stuck on her knees. She nearly vies up her neck on the way up, eats a knee. Two minutes to go.

Another takedown into side control for Murata. Hard right hands. She continues to whack away, maintaining control. Murata well ahead.

Round two: Trading low kicks to start. Murata gets double underhooks in the corner. Magana manages to separate and fire her jab. Murata tries to spin. Two minutes in. Jab from Magana, body kick from Murata. Straight left by Murata, who hits an easy double-leg into side control. Murata looking for a von Flue choke. Two minutes to go.

Still looking for that choke. She passes to mount and clamps down until Magana taps.

Final result: Murata def. Magana by submission (von Flue choke)


Kickboxing: RYUKI vs. NAOYA

Round one: Trading kicks to start. RYUKI with the harder low kicks so far. Body kick. NAOYA lands one in return, then a right hand inside. Hard 1-2 from RYUKI a minute in. Back to trading low kicks, stiff straight punches by RYUKI. NAOYA with a body kick, eats an uppercut and straight lef.t Clinch. RYUKI picking up the pace, whacking the lead leg. Body shot, uppercuts, hooks. NAOYA fires a head kick and eats a left cross. RYUKI to the body. Straight left, uppercuts. 10-9 RYUKI.

Round two: Both land left hands, then NAOYA wades in, landing a right hook. Good exchanges this round. RYUKI back on the front foot, landing jabs. Straight left met by a NAOYA high kick. Body kicks from NAOYA, who eats a knee. Clinch. One minute to go. Low kicks by RYUKI. Body kick backs NAOYA up and he follows up with a flying knee attempt. Hard straight left buzzes NAOYA and RYUKI’s on the attack. 10-9 RYUKI.

Round three: NAOYA moving forward. Knee and straight left by RYUKI, leg kick lands. Body kicks, straight left, then a nasty series of punches that NAOYA absorbs. One minute in. Clinch. Body kick from NAOYA. Knee by RYUKI met by an uppercut. Knee again, jumping switch kick. NAOYA low kick with a minute to go. Knee and straight left come back at him and again RYUKI whacks that lead leg. Straight left on the break. Again on the counter. Both land punches in the center. Uppercuts from Ryuki with his back on the ropes. 10-9 RYUKI.

Final result: RYUKI def. NAOYA by unanimous decision


Kickboxing: Shintaro Matsukura vs. Takahiro Okuyama

Round one: Matsukura sending out round kicks. Snap kick downstairs, left body kick. Again. Matsukura switching stances well. Snap kick, low kick. One minute in. Leg kick, body kick. Good right hand catches Okuyama coming in. Body kick form Okuyama. Matsukura outlanding him by a large margin, punishing the body. One minute to go. Straight left snaps Okuyama’s head back and Okuyama marches after him, throwing combinations. Suddenly, Okuyama wobbles Matsukara with a left hook and tries to put him down before the bell. 10-9 Okuyama.

Round two: Matsukura going back to the kicks. Body kick lands for him. Leg kick exchange. One minute in. 1-2 from Matsukura, body kick exchange. Short right from Okuyama. Teep downstairs. One minute to go. Matsukura steps in and levels Okuyama with a 1-2. Okuyama goes down face-first, but manages to beat the count. Matsukura keeps up the attack until another 1-2 puts him down.

Final result: Matsukura def. Okuyama by TKO (punches)


Kickboxing: Takiya Shota vs. Syuto Sato

Round one: Trading early low kicks. Sato tries a high kick. Good trade in the center until Sato catches a kick. Takedown by Sato. One minute in. Another clinch. Low kick from Shota, body kick by Sato. Sato counters a low kick with a straight left and Shota slips. Trading in the center, both land body kicks and Sato lands while he has Shota on one leg, then hits a throw. Shota just keeps slipping, but suddenly he’s landing heavy shots. 10-9 Sato.

Round two: Sato tries a spinning hook kick, lands a knee in the clinch. Heavy punches from both men, body kick by Sato and a side kick to the body. Another takedown. Trading knees inside, throw from Sato. Shota slips yet again, eats a front kick and a combo. Heavy exchange. Counter hook catches Shota jumping. Low kicks and knees by Shota, tries to open up on the ropes. He backs Sato to the corner and drops him hard. Shota tries to capitalize, walks into a front kick and then gets dropped after standing. Clinch. 10-9 Sato.

Round three: Shota comes out slugging, eats a kick. Clinch. Sato’s nose look busted and Shota cracks him with a knee for a called knockdown. Ref pauses the fight to look at Sato’s nose. One minute in. Back to punching, Shota tries a knee inside and gets clipped with punches. He just keeps marching forward. Knees from Shota inside. Sato body kick, jumping knee. Takedown. Shota lands a heavy left high kick and looks to pour it on. Clinches slowing things down. Shota continues to pound until the bell. 10-8 Shota.

Final result: Shota def. Sato by unanimous decision


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LIVE! ‘Contender Series’ Results, Play-By-Play Updates

The world’s “toughest job interview” continues this evening as 10 fighters “vie to fulfill their dreams of earning a UFC contract.”

Dana White’s “Tuesday Night Contender Series” enters its season finale tonight (Tues., Aug. 7, 2018) after seven episodes chock-full of entertainment and a healthy heap of fresh Octagon talent (get all caught up here). Leading the way this week is Greg Hardy, making his second appearance on the program against Tebaris Gordon. Light Heavyweight Kennedy Nzechukwu will also return after an uninspiring win in Season One, while the rest of the line up includes CFFC champ Joseph Lowry and LFA standout Bobby Moffett.

DANA WHITE’S ‘CONTENDER SERIES’ QUICK RESULTS:

Greg Hardy vs. Tebaris Gordon — Hardy def. Gordon by TKO (punches) at 0:17 of Round One
Joseph Lowry vs. Devonte Smith — Smith def. Lowry by KO (elbows) at 2:52 of Round One
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Dennis Bryant — Nzechukwu def. Bryant by TKO (head kick and punches) at 1:48 of Round One
Bobby Moffett vs. Jacob Kilburn — Moffett def. Kilburn by submission (d’arce choke) at 1:02 of Round Two
Alex Gilpin vs. JR Coughran — Gilpin def. Coughran by submission (d’arce choke) at 1:55 of Round Two

DANA WHITE’S ‘CONTENDER SERIES’ PLAY-BY-PLAY RESULTS:

265 lbs.: Greg Hardy vs. Tebaris Gordon

Round one: Hardy comes out slugging. He backs Gordon to the cage and continues to throw until a right hook slips around Gordon’s guard and sends him to the mat.

Final result: Hardy def. Gordon by TKO (punches)


155 lbs.: Joseph Lowry vs. Devonte Smith

Round one: Early straight right by Lowry. Smith lands a leg kick. One minute in. Lowry lands another right hand over the top. Jabs upstairs. Another leg kick by Smith. 1-2 lands between the guard. Lowry goes low-high, eats a right hand. Two minutes in. Snapping jabs land for Smith. Lowry with a front kick to the body, wades in behind punches to shoot. Smith obliterates him with Browne elbows for his trouble.

Final result: Smith def. Lowry by KO (elbows)


205 lbs.: Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Dennis Bryant

Round one: Bryant flicking out low kicks, eats a jab. Right hand by Bryant. Another nice jab by Nzechukwu, straight left. Bryant continues to pick at the leadleg. Bryant shoots under a head kick, stuffed, claims a back-of-the-head strike that Nzechukwu protests. One minute in. Bryant throwing more at the moment, not landing clean. Again Nzechukwu catches Bryant leaning with a head kick and this one drops him. Nzechukwu pounds him out with hammerfists.

Final result: Nzechukwu def. Bryant by TKO (head kick and punches)


145 lbs.: Bobby Moffett vs. Jacob Kilburn

Round one: Early overhand from Moffett. He catches a kick and takes him down into half guard.Moffett looking to get his knee through. One minute in. He pulls Kilburn off the fence. Now he’s looking for an arm triangle, loses it. Still looking to get his knee through. Two minutes in. Moffett continuing to work on the arm triangle, but Kilburn maintains half guard. Good shots from Moffett. Still targeting the arm triangle. Two minutes to go.

Full mount for Moffett. Short punches landing. Kilburn trying to buck without success. Moffett gets that arm triangle setup again, can’t complete it. One minute to go. Good elbows landing for him. 10-8 Moffett.

Round two: Kilburn opens the round swinging, eats shots and gets taken down during a wheel kick attempt. Moffett on top in side control. Kilburn goes to his knees, fighting off the front headlock. Moffett looking for a d’arce. It looks good. Kilburn’s forced to tap.

Final result: Moffett def. Kilburn by submission (d’arce choke)


145 lbs.: Alex Gilpin vs. JR Coughran

Round one: Trading punches in the center to start. Low kick from Coughran and a teep. Head kick attempt, left hook lands. Low kick. Counter right by Gilpin met by a left hook. One minute in. Coughran doubles up the right hand. Low kick. Gilpin with a right around the guard, eats another leg kick. Right hand knocks Gilpin back and Coughran follows up with body kicks. Coughran much, much busier so far. Gilpin lands a right hand. Coughran goes low-high with left hooks. Low kick again. Gilpin lands a body kick and eats a leg kick. Two minutes to go.

Coughran continues punishing the lead leg, lands a right hand upstairs. Cross counters by Gilpin and he’s on the attack. Coughran blasts him with a combo in return. Double right by Coughran. One minute to go. They’re trading heat and it’s Coughran landing more. Overhand right by Gilpin, who catches a body kick but can’t use it. Coughran slings hooks and absorbs a body kick. He tries to spin and gets taken down, but scrambles up. 10-9 Coughran.

Round two: Second round starts like the first, Coughran staying much busier. Back to the low kicks. Gilpin lands a pair of counter rights, Coughran connects with hooks. Hard left hook. Gilpin switching stance now. One minute in. 1-2 from Coughran, but Gilpin takes him down and denies an attempt to stand. Gilpin on top in guard. Looking to frame a d’arce choke. He gets Coughran to his side and puts in the squeeze. Coughran looks to sweep, but is forced to tap.

Final result: Gilpin def. Coughran by submission (d’arce choke)


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LIVE! Kovalev Vs. Alvarez Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

Two of boxing’s top Light Heavyweights look to defend their titles and set the stage for a unification bout tonight (Sat., Aug. 4, 2018) as Sergey Kovalev and Dmitry Bivol face Eleider Alvarez and Isaac Chilemba, respectively, inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

MMAmania will deliver LIVE coverage of “Kovalev vs. Alvarez” below, starting with the HBO Boxing broadcast at 10 p.m. ET.

Kovalev (32-2-1, 28 KO) is working towards once again becoming the most feared 175er in the sport after rough losses to Andre Ward. Though he picked up decent wins over Vyacheslav Shabranskyy and Igor Mikhalkin, Alvarez (23-0, 11 KO) is easily his stiffest test since the Ward debacle and should give “The Krusher” a genuine fight.

Bivol (13-0, 11 KO) has emerged as the future of the division at 27 years old, most recently dominating and stopping the ever-dangerous Sullivan Barrera. Chilemba (25-2-2, 10 KO) is tough as nails, but came up short in consecutive bouts against Alvarez, Kovalev, and Oleksandr Gvozdyk.

“KOVALEV VS. ALVAREZ QUICK RESULTS:

Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Alvarez
Dmitry Bivol vs. Isaac Chilemba

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Dmitry Bivol vs. Isaac Chilemba

Round one: Bivol moving forward early. Both men jabbing. Lead hook lands for Bivol, who opens up with a heavy combination on the ropes. Bivol digs a right hand to the body. One minute in. Chilemba firing his jab. Stiffer jab by Bivol and a left hook soon afterwards. Lead hook lands for him. Low-high 1-2 from Bivol with a minute to go, then a thudding left hook downstairs. Chilemba with a right hook to the body. Left hook connects. Left uppercut by Bivol. 10-9 Bivol.

Round two: Chilemba trying to keep Bivol at range with his jab, but a left hook knocks him back. Bivol on the attack. Chilemba comes back with a left hook. Three-piece by Bivol and a chopping right a minute in. Chilemba lands a hook around the guard, but it’s all Bivol so far. Bivol with a left hook upstairs, then another as Chilemba straightens up. One minute to go. They trade in the center after a stiff Bivol jab. Right hand by Bivol. Left hook catches Chilemba leaning. 10-9, 20-18 Bivol.

Round three: Chilemba’s jab looks alright, but that’s all he’s got so far. Bivol landing his own jab with regularity as well. Bivol backs him to the ropes, clinch. Chilemba tries a hook, eats two in return. One minute to go. Chilemba lands an uppercut that’s met by a left hook. Bivol with more left hooks. 3-2 lands. Bivol landing hard shots on the ropes, Chilemba roars back with an overhand right. 10-9, 30-27 Bivol.

Round four: Chilemba just has nothing to offer right now. Bivol is holding his own in the jabbing battle and he’s roughing Chilemba up every time they fully engage. Long left hook from Bivol a minute in. Chilemba jabs the body, eats two in return. Chilemba to the body. One minute to go. Harder jab by Bivol. Good left hook on a fading-back Chilemba. 10-9, 40-36 Bivol.

Round five: Chilemba keeping up the jab, lands a right to the body. More jabs from Bivol. One minute. Jab battle continues. Bivol continues to get the better of it whenever they trade power punches. Chilemba starting to find the mark downstairs. 10-9, 50-45 Bivol.

Round six: These descriptions are getting less thorough because we’re in a groove at this point. Chilemba can only keep up with Bivol when they’re both jabbing, an Bivol is visibly affecting Chilemba every time one of his bigger punches connect. Chilemba is admittedly landing some decent body shots, but it’s Bivol outlanding him by a fair margin. One minute to go. Left hook by Bivol, 1-2-3 after taking a body shot. Another 1-2-3. Clinch. 10-9, 60-54 Bivol.

Round seven: More jabs, right hand form Bivol. Combinations piling up for the Russian, Chilemba throwing with him. One minute in. Things slow back down. Chilemba on the front foot now. Both land jabs. Jabs from Bivol as Chilemba targets the body. One minute to go. Now Bivol opening up once again, targeting the head with combinations. 10-9, 70-63 Bivol.

Round eight: We’re at that awkward stage of a fight where it’s clear neither man can easily rock the other and the skill gap is too big to make it compelling. Chilemba is still game, still in there. Jab exchange. One minute in. Left hook by Bivol. Nice jab from Chilemba. Trading jabs in the center with a minute to go. Crowd’s getting antsy as well. Snapping jab from Bivol, who tries a 1-2-3. 10-9, 80-72 Bivol.

Round nine: I had to get up at 7:00 on a Saturday this morning and this isn’t helping. No real sense of urgency from Bivol, although he does land a left hook. One minute in. Chilemba with a combo on the ropes. This is a sparring session right now. 1-3 from Bivol. More jabs. Counter 1-2-3 from Bivol and a straight right to the body. 10-9, 90-81 Bivol.

Round ten: Chilemba finds the mark with an early 1-2. Bivol with a 1-2 on the counter. Right hand by Chilemba, who tries to open up and gets repeatedly picked off in the center. Left hook, 1-2-3 from Bivol. Chilemba answers a combo with a right to the body. 1-2 from Bivol. Low-high he goes. 10-9, 100-90 Bivol.

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Live! UFC 227 Results & Play-By-Play!

UFC 227 Results

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rolls into “The City of Angels” this Sat. night (Aug. 4, 2018) with its UFC 227: “Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2” pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event, held inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., with select “Prelims” undercard bouts coming to you by way of FOX Sports 1 and the UFC Fight Pass digital network. As the name suggests, UFC 227 is headlined by the bantamweight rematch between reigning 135-pound kingpin TJ Dillashaw and ex-champion Cody Garbrandt, who first went to war at UFC 217 last November with “No Love” going down on strikes. In the UFC 227 co-headliner, longtime flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will give Olympic medalist Henry Cejudo another crack at the crown, after delivering “The Messenger” his first pro defeat way back at UFC 197.

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 227 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 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 “Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2”

Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 227 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)

UFC 227 QUICK RESULTS:

TJ Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt
Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo
Renato Moicano vs. Cub Swanson
J.J. Aldrich vs. Polyana Viana
Thiago Santos vs. Kevin Holland
Pedro Munhoz vs. Brett Johns
Ricky Simon vs. Montel Jackson
Irena Aldana vs. Bethe Correia
Sheymon Moraes vs. Matt Sayles
Alex Perez vs. Jose Torres
Kyung Ho Kang vs. Ricardo Ramos
Danielle Taylor vs. Weili Zhang
Wuliji Buren vs. Marlon Vera

UFC 227 LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY:

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125 lbs.: UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo

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145 lbs.: Renato Moicano vs. Cub Swanson

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115 lbs.: J.J. Aldrich vs. Polyana Viana

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135 lbs.: Pedro Munhoz vs. Brett Johns

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135 lbs.: Irena Aldana vs. Bethe Correia

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145 lbs.: Sheymon Moraes vs. Matt Sayles

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125 lbs.: Alex Perez vs. Jose Torres

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135 lbs.: Kyung Ho Kang vs. Ricardo Ramos

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115 lbs.: Danielle Taylor vs. Weili Zhang

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135 lbs.: Wuliji Buren vs. Marlon Vera

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LIVE! ‘Contender Series’ Results, Play-By-Play Updates

The world’s “toughest job interview” continues this evening as 10 fighters “vie to fulfill their dreams of earning a UFC contract.”

The second season of of Dana White’s “Tuesday Night Contender Series” rolls on tonight (Tues., July 24, 2018) with perhaps its biggest name yet, former World Series of Fighting (WSOF) champion Nick Newell, who is looking to finally earn a crack in the big show at the expense of Alex Munoz in the main event of the evening.

He, along with nine others, will look to join the likes of Maycee Barber, Edmen Shahbazyan, and Domingo Pilarte, who left the The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) gym with contracts last week. In addition to Newell, who faces undefeated Alex Munoz (4-0), the card features 7-0 Aussie Light Heavyweight Jim “The Brute” Crute, LFA Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hughes, and 18-year-old Featherweight Chase Hooper.

DANA WHITE’S ‘CONTENDER SERIES’ QUICK RESULTS:

Nick Newell vs. Alex Munoz — Munoz def. Newell by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jim Crute vs. Chris Birchler — Crute def. Birchler by TKO (punches) at 4:23 of Round One
Sodiq Yusuff vs. Mike Davis — Yusuff def. Davis by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jeff Hughes vs. Josh Appelt — Hughes def. Appelt by TKO (punches) at 4:26 of Round One
Chase Hooper vs. Canaan Kawaihae — Hooper def. Kawaihae by unanimous decision (29-26 x2, 28-26)

DANA WHITE’S ‘CONTENDER SERIES’ PLAY-BY-PLAY RESULTS:

155 lbs.: Nick Newell vs. Alex Munoz

Round one: Munoz advancing early. Backfist lands for Newell. Newell goes for a flying knee and gets taken down. Munhoz cracks him with four consecutive leg kicks as he stands. One minute in. Low kick from Newell. Another. Two minutes in. Double jab lands for Newell. More low kicks. Body kick. Two minutes to go.

Munoz completes a single-leg into guard. Newell spins to his knees and stands, Munoz still attached. Munhoz drags him to a knee, lands a left hook on the break. Newell lands a pair of front kicks, lands a check hook. Low kick. Munoz lands an overhand left. 10-9 Newell.

Round two: Newell firing kicks. Wheel kick attempt. Counter left drops Newell and Munoz goes to work with elbows. One minute in. Munoz kicks his legs, then dives back in with a left hand. He takes Newell’s back on the way up, releases him. Body kick by Newell two minutes in. He pursues with jabs, stuffs a takedown. Hard left hand by Munoz. Newell slips, nearly gets illegally kicked. Munoz looks for the back. Two minutes to go.

Munoz still on top of the turtle position. Still riding. One minute to go. Good control from Munoz. Newell makes it back to his feet. 10-9 Munoz.

Round three: Newell lands another front kick. Straight left by Munoz, who catches a kick and tries to take the back. Munoz lands a nice knee on the break. One minute in. Jab lands for Munoz. Two minutes in. Munoz shoots into a guillotine, but manages to scramble into side control. Now looking for the back. They separate with two minutes to go.

Newell marching forward, walking through fire. Munhoz hits another takedown into guard. Munoz once again moves to back control, gets a hook in but winds up too high. Newell jumps on him for a hail mary RNC, can’t get it, and Munoz ends the fight in position for an arm triangle. 10-9 Munoz.

Final result: Munoz def. Newell by unanimous decision


205 lbs.: Jim Crute vs. Chris Birchler

Round one: Crute opens with a leg kick and 2-1. Good movement early, nice jab. Birchler lands a right, avoids a spin, eats a combo. Counter right from Crute. Left hand lands for him. Glancing head kick. Birchler lands a lead right. More right hands. One minute in. Uppercut catches Crute leaning. Body kick from Crute. Again. Birchler lands a right hand, eats one soon after. Another right cross from Birchler. Two minutes in. Crute to the body. Birchler goes low-high, eats a right cross. Birchler showing some good counters. Two minutes to go.

Good combination from Crute in return, then a left hook upstairs. Spinning back kick from Crute strays low. Low-high combo. One minute to go. Crute goes low-high again, lands a right hand. BIG 2-3 turns Birchler into a bobblehead and the ref steps in.

Final result: Crute def. Birchler by TKO (punches)


145 lbs.: Sodiq Yusuff vs. Mike Davis

Round one: Low kick from Yusuff and Davis ties up. They separate and Davis lands a right hand. They’re slugging. Right hands from Davis, tripped up by a calf kick. Yusuff lands a right, eats a 3-2. One minute in. More low kicks from Yusuff. Front kick to the face connects. Davis lands a leg kick of his own. Two minutes in. Yusuff continues punishing the lead leg and they trade bombs on the fence. Huge shots to the head and body from both men. Body kick from Davis. Yusuff tries a head kick, lands a leg kick. Another, this one answered by a left hook. Spinning back kick attempt from Davis. Two minutes to go.

Both land right hands and Davis stumbles back. They trade again and a left hook drops Davis. Davis shoots, stuffed. He’s still hurt. Yusuff throwing heat but gets taken down. He works his way to his feet and looks for a kimura. He transitions to a high-elbow guillotine, separates with punches. One minute to go. Davis winces from another calf kick. Left hook rattles Davis again. 2-3 from Davis, overhand right by Yusuff. 10-9 Yusuff.

Round two: They trade kicks to start. Uppercut from Davis and they trade once again. Yusuff stuffs a takedown, lands a right hand. Low kick from Yusuff. One minute in. More Yusuff leg kicks and they trade punches. Two minutes in. Davis looking to jab, eats a right hand. Another leg kick buckles him for a moment. He comes back with a right to the body. Jab exchange. Two minutes to go.

1-2 from Davis, Yusuff with an uppercut. Another leg kick lands for Yusuff, another. One minute to go. Right hand. Spinning back kick attempt from Davis. He moves into the clinch. He tries a sneaky head kick before the bell. 10-9 Yusuff.

Round three: Trading low kicks to start. Jabs. Low kick from Yusuff. One minute in. Another low kick stumbles Davis, who tries to shoot. Two minutes in. Yusuff continuing to punish Davis’ legs. Davis’ left leg is done. Overhand right clips him. Stiff jabs from Yusuff. Two minutes to go.

Head kick attempt. Side kick from Davis. Body kick lands for Yusuff. Davis body kick caught. One minute to go. Another leg kick drops Davis. Yusuff tries a head kick. 10-9 Yusuff.

Final result: Yusuff def. Davis by unanimous decision


265 lbs.: Jeff Hughes vs. Josh Appelt

Round one: Low kick from Hughes. Appelt opens up on the cage, eats a counter, lands some dirty boxing. Appelt looks for a single-leg. He loses it, fires an elbow on the break. One minute in. 1-2 from Hughes. Body kick. Hughes takes one to the nerts. They go back to trading punches when he returns. Two minutes in. They trade in the cage and Hughes scores a single-leg into half guard. Appelt works his way up and separates. Low kick from Hughes, body kick from Appelt. Brief clinch. Two minutes to go.

Hughes firing combinations. Good knee as Appelt covers up and he shoots in once again, completing the double-leg into half guard. He starts drilling Appelt with left hands.. Appelt tries to stand, continues eating blows. He makes it to his feet, but eats an uppercut that sends him to his knees.

Final result: Hughes def. Appelt by TKO (punches)


145 lbs.: Chase Hooper vs. Canaan Kawaihae

Round one: Kawaihae landing solid punches. They tie up on the fence, then separate. Counter hook by Kawaihae and more punches follow. Hooper goes for a single-leg, hauling Kawaihae around the cage. Good punches from Hooper on the break. Kawaihae continues to land power punches and drops him with a straight left. He lets Hooper up, then continues pouring on the hurt. Hooper jumps guard. Kawaihae avoids a sweep and separates. Two minutes in. Kawaihae catches a kick and throws him down, then lets him up. Another clean straight left by Kawaihae. Body kick from Hooper, who gets rocked by a pair of straight lefts. Kawaihae drills him with shots until Hooper pulls guard. Two minutes to go.

He lets Hooper up. Hooper shoots in, pulls guard again. Kawaihae looks for theback after letting Hooper up again. One minute to go. Kawaihae tries a Kadowaki Special, then sweeps into top position after Hoope avoids it. Hooper goes for another takedown and has to fight off a guillotine. 10-8 Kawaihae.

Round two: Kawaihae catches a kick, lands a left hand and they tie up. Hooper landing knees to the body, lands one to the nards. They restart in the center. Body kick from Hooper, eats punches, grabs a guillotine on the fence. Kawaihae takes him down to avoid it and moves to the back. Hooper tries to spin into top position, wrangled down via headlock. Kawaihae scrambles up, eats dirty boxing on the cage. He winds up on his back and Hooper lands ground-and-pound from half guard. Hooper opening up with big shots. Looking for mount, blasts Kawaihae with elbows. The blows are piling up and Kawaihae gives up his back with two minutes to go.

Hooper continuing to land punches, gets his forearm under Kawaihae’s chin but can’t finish. Kawaihae spins into guard, fights off an omoplata. One minute to go. Hooper threatens an armbar. He retakes the back and locks up a rear naked choke, ends the round with an elbow form guard. 10-8 Hooper.

Round three: Kawaihae looks absolutely drained. Hooper marching after him, throwing assorted shenanigans. Kawaihae looks for a single-leg, gets taken down from a guillotine. Hooper transitions to an armbar, looks for the back. One minute in. Ground-and-pound from Hooper. Elbows and punches continue. Two minutes in. Hooper tries a neck crank, can’t finish it. He just keeps punching. Two minutes to go.

Hooper keeps hitting him, ultimately going for submissions at the bell. 10-7 Hooper.

Final result: Hooper def. Kawaihae by unanimous decision


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UFC ON FOX 30 QUICK RESULTS:

Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Tecia Torres
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Alexander Hernandez
Jordan Mein vs. Alex Morono
Austin Arnett vs. Hakeem Dawodu
Kajan Johnson vs. Islam Makhachev
Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba
John Makdessi vs. Ross Pearson
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Alexis Davis
Matheus Nicolau vs. Dustin Ortiz
Nina Ansaroff vs. Randa Markos
Alvaro Herrera vs. Devin Powell

UFC ON FOX 30 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

155 lbs.: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier

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145 lbs: Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens

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115 lbs.: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Tecia Torres

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155 lbs.: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Alexander Hernandez

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170 lbs.: Jordan Mein vs. Alex Morono

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145 lbs.: Austin Arnett vs. Hakeem Dawodu

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155 lbs.: Kajan Johnson vs. Islam Makhachev

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205 lbs.: Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba

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155 lbs.: John Makdessi vs. Ross Pearson

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125 lbs.: Katlyn Chookagian vs. Alexis Davis

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125 lbs.: Matheus Nicolau vs. Dustin Ortiz

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115 lbs.: Nina Ansaroff vs. Randa Marko

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155 lbs.: Alvaro Herrera vs. Devin Powell

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

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make a quick turnaround for its FOX Sports 1 return, lighting up the televised airwaves TODAY (Sun., July 22, 2018) with UFC Fight Night 134 inside Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany, which includes additional preliminary bouts airing on UFC Fight Pass. Headlining the overseas fight card is the light heavyweight showdown pitting ex-division kingpin, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, opposite dangerous 205-pound power puncher Anthony Smith. In the light heavyweight co-main event, former No. 1 title contender, Glover Teixeira, looks to make quick work of late-replacement Corey Anderson. In addition, longtime heavyweight veteran, Stefan Struve, tries to stay afloat in the 265-pound ocean opposite hot-and-cold international bruiser Marcin Tybura.

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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 134 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 134 QUICK RESULTS:

Mauricio Rua vs. Anthony Smith
Glover Teixeira vs. Corey Anderson
Abu Azaitar vs. Vitor Miranda
Stefan Struve vs. Marcin Tybura
Danny Roberts vs. David Zawada
Marc Diakiese vs. Nasrat Haqparast — Haqparast def. Diakiese by unanimous decision (30-37 x2, 30-26)
Damir Hadzovic vs. Nick Hein — Hadzovic def. Hein by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Bartosz Fabinski vs. Emil Meek — Fabinski def. Meek by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Nad Narimani vs Khalid Taha — Narimani def. Taha by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Justin Ledet vs. Aleksandar Rakic — Rakic def. Ledet by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24 x2)
Davey Grant vs. Manny Bermudez — Bermudez def. Grant by technical submission (triangle choke) at 0:59 of Round One
Jeremy Kimball vs. Darko Stosic — Stosic def. Kimball by TKO (elbows and punches) at 3:13 of Round One
Pingyuan Liu vs. Damian Stasiak — Liu def. Stasiak by unanimous decision 30-27, 29-28 x2)

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 134 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

205 lbs.: Mauricio Rua vs. Anthony Smith

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205 lbs.: Glover Teixeira vs. Corey Anderson

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185 lbs.: Abu Azaitar vs. Vitor Miranda

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265 lbs.: Stefan Struve vs. Marcin Tybura

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170 lbs.: Danny Roberts vs. David Zawada

Round 1: Zawada pressuring, both men trading punches and kicks. Zawada goes for a trip, avoids a guillotine. Roberts eats a knee as he looks for a takedown. They separate. Right hand from Zawada. 2-3, left hook afterwards. Two minutes in. Zawada tries a flying knee, eats punches. Low kick and straight right by Zawada, who goes for a sacrifice throw. Roberts lands on top in half guard. Zawada looks for a leg, eats punches. Back to guard with two minutes to go.

Zawada tries to set up a triangle, surrenders side control. Elbows from Roberts. One minute to go. Lockdown half guard. Good elbows from Roberts. Zawada spins for an armbar at the bell. 10-9 Roberts.

Round 2: Good knee and right hand from Zawada. They trade blocked hicks. Long left from Zawada, storming after Roberts.They trade punches on the fence until Zawada takes him down. Roberts works his way up, eats a knee, hits a lovely sacrifice throw into side control. Robert rolls to his knees, avoids a back take, hits an outside trip. Zawada threatens a guillotine, but winds up on the bottom in guard. Elbows from Roberts. Zawada spins for a leg, can’t get it. Two minutes to go.

Zawada hits a sweep into half guard. Zawada gives him a bit of space and falls back for a guillotine. Roberts avoids it and once again takes top position. One minute to go. Zawada gets to his feet and looks to take the back when Roberts shoots. 10-9 Zawada.

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155 lbs.: Marc Diakiese vs. Nasrat Haqparast

Round 1: Low kick from Haqparast to start. One minute in. Kicks from Diakiese. Diakiese tries a right hand and head kick. Elbow just misses. Nice body shot. Two minutes in. Haqparast looks for the overhand left. 1-2 from Diakiese. Haqparast opens up with left hands on the fence. Two minutes to go.

Body shot from Diakiese but Haqparast tags him with some winging shots, landing knees to the body when Diakiese ties up. Haqparast stuffs a takedown and lands an uppercut. Haqparast continues to dig away in the clinch, catches Diakiese leaning with a minute to go. More heavy uppercuts. He’s grabbing the single collar tie whenever he can and blasting Diakiese with left hands. Big hook from Diakiese knocks him back, though. 10-9 Haqparast.

Round 2: Diakiese looking for head kicks. Body punches land for him. Haqparast takes a finger in the eye. Heavy lefts by Haqparast as they exchange. Body shot form Diakiese, eats a jab in return. Another body shot and leg kick by Diakiese. One minute in. 1-2-3. Low kick by Haqparast. Diakiese slips some hooks. Two minutes in. Hard combo from Haqparast. Diakiese looking for straight rights. Another combo by Haqparast. Lead left. Two minutes to go.

Haqparast to the body. Another left hand after blocking a 1-2. Superman punch. One minute to go.Diakiese with another body shot, answered by a straight left. Four-piece combo by Haqparast. More hard lefts. Straight left again and Diakiese stumbles back. Haqparast follows him and clips him with some follow-up shots, opening up in guard. Diakiese barely survives. 10-9 Haqparast.

Round 3: Haqparast continues to march forward and hurl left hands. Just storming after Diakiese at times. Diakiese changes levels and gets hip tossed for it. Back to the center. Left hook by Diakiese a minute in. Diakiese shoots into an uppercut and falls to his back, eating shots. Diakiese survives and returns to his feet. Another big left by Haqparast. Another. Two minutes in. 1-2 connects. Diakiese tries a head kick, eats another uppercut. Straight left. Diakiese shoots, stuffed. Haqparast digs in some uppercuts inside. Leg kick trips Diakiese up, he comes back with a body kick. Two minutes to go.

Another straight left by Haqparast. Low kick lands. Short left hook. Diakiese’s face is a mess. One minute to go. Yet another straight left. Snap kick from Diakiese. Haqparast stuffs another shot. 10-9 Haqparast.

Final result: Haqparast def. Diakiese by unanimous decision


155 lbs.: Damir Hadzovic vs. Nick Hein

Round 1: Hadzovic sending out jabs. Hadzovic low kick met by an overhand right and 1-2. One minute in. Leg kick from Hadzovic. Hein looking to counter. Hard overhand right by Hein two minutes in. 2-1 from Hadzovic. Two minutes to go.

Good jab by Hadzovic. Again. Check hook by Hein. One minute to go. Jab, right straight form Hadzovic, cross counter comes back. 10-9 Hadzovic.

Round 2: More jabs from Hadzovic. Hein looks to flurry, continues eating jabs and a right hand behind them. One minute in. Left hook lands for Hein and he presses forward. Hadzovic lands a left kick and left hook. Low-high goes Hein. Two minutes in. Hadzovic’s jabs continue to pile up. Body kick lands. Hein slings an overhand right. Jabs from Hein now, low kick by Hadzovic. Two minutes to go.

Hein with a solid combination. Right cross by Hadzovic, left hook from Hein. Another stiff jab. Hein goes low-high. Right hand by Hadzovic. Cross counter by Hadzovic, blocks the counters. Hein tries a triple hook. 10-9 Hadzovic.

Round 3: Hein knocks Hadzovic off-balance early. Hadzovic still landing his jab, lands a huge crescent kick and right cross that Hein absorbs. One minute in. Left hook from Hadzovic. Left hook by Hein. More jabs by Hadzovic. Straight left. Two minutes in. Hein lands an overhand right. Hein tries to step in and Hadzovic drops him with a right cross. Hard punches from Hadzovic, but Hein survives for now. Hadzovic opening up with two minutes to go.

Left hook from Hein. Leg kick. Another right cross by Hadzovic. One minute to go. Counter 1-2. 3-2 from Hadzovic, Hein tries to fire back. They trade in the center. 10-9 Hadzovic.

Final result:


170 lbs.: Bartosz Fabinski vs. Emil Meek

Round 1: Meek opens with a flying knee and immediately gets taken down for it. Fabinski moves to half guard. One minute in. Back to full guard. Meek gets to a knee, dragged back down. Meek looking for awkward elbows. Two minutes in. Meek returns to his feet, taken back down via high crotch. Two minutes to go.

Meek just can’t dislodge Fabinski. He looks for the switch, then a kimura. One minute to go. Elbows from Meek, dragged onto his back. 10-9 Fabinski.

Round 2: Left hook from Meek, but Fabinski gets ahold of Meek’s leg and slams him down. Short strikes from the Pole. One minute in. Meek makes it back to his feet and starts to pursue. Two minutes in. Solid punches from Meek. Fabinski changes levels and takes Meek down once again. Fabinski staying heavy. Two minutes to go.

Fabinski landing punches as Meek works to stand. One minute to go. Meek makes it to his feet and grabs a guillotine, only to get slammed into side control. He takes mount at the bell. 10-9 Fabinski.

Round 3: Meek comes out throwing, eats a left hook. Fabinski looks to grab a leg, can’t do it. Double-leg this time. Meek gets double underhooks and reverses. One minute in. They separate. Overhand right by Meek. Right hand and left hook have Fabinski retreating. Meek opening up on the fence. Fabinski shoots two minutes in. Meek locks up a power guillotine, loses it. Ref separates them. Fabinski lands a left hook and shoots right away. Meek grabs a kimura, loses it. Two minutes to go.

Fabinski on top in half guard. One minute to go. Meek gets an underhook, can’t use it. Fabinski briefly threatens an arm-triangle. Meek still can’t get him off. 10-9 Meek.

Final result: Fabinski def. Meek by unanimous decision


145 lbs.: Nad Narimani vs Khalid Taha

Round 1: Low kick exchange to start. Good trade and Narimani takes him to the fence. One minute in. Solid knee from Taha, but Narimani drags him down and looks for the back. One hook in. Taha trying to work his way up two minutes in. He’s back to his feet. Good elbow form Taha after reversing position. They separate and Narimani takes a finger in the eye on the break. They resume with two minutes to go.

They trade low kicks. Taha low kick met by a right hand. 1-2 from Taha, sharp left hook. Well-timed takedown from Narimani puts him on top in half guard. One minute to go. Short elbows from Narimani. 10-9 Narimani, barely.

Round 2: They meet in the center and trade good punches. Both landing well. Low kick from Taha and Narimani uses it to take him down into half guard. Elbow and punches from Narimani. Elbow from Taha knocks out Narimani’s mouthpiece, but Narimani stays busy with punches. Solid control from Narimani. Two minutes to go.

Taha looks for deep half guard for a moment and is dissuaded with elbows. Taha explodes to his feet, stuffs a shot, eats a onee. One minute to go. Taha stuffs another shot and jumps in with a knee, only to get tied up. Knee from Narimani. 10-9 Narimani.

Round 3: Counter right from Taha, uppercut from Narimani. Hard right hand buzzes Narimani, who catches a kick for another takedown and postures out of what looks like a triangle attempt. One minute in. Narimani staying heavy, landing short blows. Taka looks to stand and Narimani puts in a hook. Punches from Narimani as Taha gets to his feet. Narimani drags him back down and gets the second hook in. Two minutes to go.

Taha working his way back to his feet, gets to all fours and tries to shake Narimani off. He dislodges one hook and ultimately winds up on top. Narimani uses an underhook to scramble up and change levels. Taha reverses position and lands shots, only for Narimani to shoot in and once again look for the back. Narimani slips off and Taha goes for a couple of hail may guillotines. 10-9 Narimani.

Final result: Narimani def. Taha by unanimous decision


205 lbs.: Justin Ledet vs. Aleksandar Rakic

Round 1: Low kicks from Rakic to start. Another low kick and a hard right hand behind it. Ladet is already feeling those inside low kicks. He shoots, stuffed, taken down in return. One minute in. Head pressure from Rakic, short left hands. Half guard. Ledet looking for butterfly guard. More good shots from Rakic as Ledet struggles to stand. Two minutes to go.

Short punches from Rakic. He opens up with some heavier shots, prevents Ledet from kicking him away. One minute to go. Rakic postures up and drops some heavy blows in the waning seconds. 10-9 Rakic.

Round 2: Both men landing heavy punches in the early going. Rakic seemingly getting the better of it. One minute in. Ledet starting to check the low kicks, eats a hard combination. Left hook from Rakic and a leg kick puts Ledet on his back. Two minutes in. Staying busy with punches and hammerfists. Two minutes to go.

Ledet tries to make space and nearly gives up his back. Rakic continuing to pile on the damage. Ledet turns for a leglock, can’t get it or stand. Rakic just keeps on going with a minute to work. More blows piling up. 10-8 Rakic.

Round 3: Ledet lands a series of jabs, stuffs a shot from Rakic but gets leveled by a right hand on the break. Rakic hits an inside trip and he’s back in guard. One minute in. Rakic continues to chip away with punches. Two minutes in. More shots piling up. Ledet tries to get to his knees, cannot do so. Two minutes to go.

Ledet just can’t get Rakic off of him. He gets to his knees, gets slamming back down. They trade bombs on the fence to end the fight. 10-9 Rakic.

Final result: Rakic def. Ledet by unanimous decision


135 lbs.: Davey Grant vs. Manny Bermudez

Round 1: They get right to exchanging until Bermudez drops Grant with a straight right. Bermudez follows him down and takes mount, immediately working on a triangle that ultimately puts Grant to sleep.

Final result: Bermudez def. Grant by technical submission (triangle choke)


205 lbs.: Jeremy Kimball vs. Darko Stosic

Round 1: Trading low kicks early. One minute in. They continue to pick away at the lead legs. Kimball looks for a head kick. Two minutes in. Counter right lands for Stosic. Kimball shoots, Stosic counters and lands on top in guard. A hard elbow forces Kimball to cover up and Stosic pounds away for the finish.

Final result: Stosic def. Kimball by TKO (elbows and punches)


135 lbs.: Pingyuan Liu vs. Damian Stasiak

Round 1: Low kicks from Stasiak, Liu catches it and lands an elbow. Jockeying for position on the fence. Another short elbow by Liu. They separate. Liu counters a low kick with a straight right, doesn’t follow Stasiak down. One minute in. Spinning back kick from Stasiak. Both look for punches in the center. Reactive takedown attempt by Stasiak. Two minutes in. He runs the pips and lands in guard. Liu grabs a kimura, nothing there. Butterfly guard. Two minutes to go.

Closed guard now. Stasiak tries to passoff an armbar attempt, caught in guard. Liu goes for another armbar and uses the space to scoot to the fence. Liu tries another kimura with a minute to go and scrambles to his feet, where Stasiak hops guard for a guillotine. It doesn’t look deep and Liu is just pressing him against the fence to lower the strain. 10-9 Stasiak.

Round 2: Liu throwing heat early. Stasiak tries to tie up unsuccessfully. Low kick by Stasiak met by a right hand. Liu suddenly lands a spinning back fist that rocks Stasiak. Stasiak shoots, can’t keep him down. Again he drives in on the fence. He gets Liu to his butt two minutes in. Liu scrambles up, landing short shots, then falls back for a guillotine. Stasiak rolls free and they return to the feet. Spinning back kick from Stasiak. He shoots, sprawled on. Two minutes to go.

Liu goes for another guillotine, can’t keep hold of Stasiak’s head. Stasiak on top in guard. He’s looking for the back with a minute to go. He’s too low and a scramble ensues. Liu tries an omoplata as they roll. Back on top is Stasiak, landing a right hand. A couple more good shots before the bell. 10-9 Liu.

Round 3: Liu looks for another spinning back fist and gets taken down for it. Liu manages to sweep and land some heavy elbows from guard. He allows Stasiak up. Stasiak changes levels for another single-leg attempt. Good defense from Liu. Two minutes in. Good elbow on the break. Combo from Stasiak. Low kick exchange. Two minutes to go.

2-3 from Liu. Liu tries to spin again, eats an uppercut. Overhand right by Liu. Liu fires a body kick and avoids a takedown attempt. One minute to go. Low kick by Liu. He stuffs a takedown and avoids a spinning back fist. They jockey for position on the fence, then end the fight trading punches. 10-9 Liu.

Final result: Liu def. Stasiak by unanimous decision


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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make a quick turnaround for its FOX Sports 1 return, lighting up the airwaves TONIGHT (Sat., July 14, 2018) with UFC Fight Night 133 inside CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho, which includes additional preliminary bouts airing on UFC Fight Pass. Headlining the “Gem State” fight card is the heavyweight showdown pitting ex-division kingpin, Junior dos Santos, opposite dangerous international import and longtime Sambo deity Blagoy Ivanov. In the welterweight co-main event, 170-pound wunderkind Sage Northcutt tries to prove he can fight as good as he looks by tussling with division “Barbarian” Zak Ottow. In addition, former featherweight No. 1 contender, Chad Mendes, makes his return from suspension opposite Myles Jury, while Cat Zingano tries to reclaim her place atop the 135-pound contender’s board at the expense of Marion Reneau.

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT 133 QUICK RESULTS:

Junior Dos Santos vs. Blagoy Ivanov
Sage Northcutt vs. Zak Ottow
Dennis Bermudez vs. Rick Glenn
Randy Brown vs. Niko Price
Myles Jury vs. Chad Mendes — Mendes def. Jury by TKO (punches) at 2:52 of Round ONe
Cat Zingano vs. Marion Reneau — Zingano def. Reneau by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Alejandro Perez vs. Eddie Wineland — Perez def. Wineland by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Darren Elkins vs. Alex Volkanovski — Volkanovski def. Elkins by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Said Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Scoggins — Nurmagomedov def. Scoggins by split decision (29-28 N, 28-29, 29-28)
Raoni Barcelos vs. Kurt Holobaugh — Barcelos def. Holobaugh by KO (punches) at 1:29 of Round Three
Liz Carmouche vs. Jennifer Maia — Carmouche def. Maia by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Mark De La Rosa vs. Elias Garcia — De La Rosa def. Garcia by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:00 of Round One
Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel — Aguilar def. Esquibel by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 133 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

265 lbs.: Junior Dos Santos vs. Blagoy Ivanov

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170 lbs.: Sage Northcutt vs. Zak Ottow

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145 lbs.: Dennis Bermudez vs. Rick Glenn

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170 lbs.: Randy Brown vs. Niko Price

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145 lbs.: Myles Jury vs. Chad Mendes

Round 1: Low line kick from Jury. One minute in. Brief clinch. Fury sends out a head kick. Low kick from Mendes, oblique kick from Jury. Intercepting knee from Jury two minutes in. Mendes’ first real punch, a left hook, drops Jury hard. Mendes staying patient, drilling Jury with punches. Jury’s covering up, but the sheer volume of strikes pushes the ref into action.

Final result: Mendes def. Jury by TKO (punches)


135 lbs.: Cat Zingano vs. Marion Reneau

Round 1: Both women at range early. Counter right lands for Reneau. Zingano shoots and slams her down against the fence. Reneau holding on to a front headlock a minute in. Zingano lets her up and lands a body kick. Knee from Zingano as Reneau takes her to the cage. Elbow from Reneau. More knees. TWo minutes in. Elbow from Reneau. Reneau jumps guard. Zingano postures out and stands. Two minutes to go.

Zingano throwing kicks, not getting through. Zingano with a left hand. One minute to go. Both land, Reneau wobbles. Reneau ties up on the cage. Sharp elbow. Zingano takes her down into side control. 10-9 Zingano.

Round 2: Reneau presses forward with punches. Zingano shoots, gets denied, shoots again and takes her down into guard. Short ground-and-pound. Reneau tries a triangle. One minute in. Zingano lets her back up. Leg kick trips Reneau up for a moment. Good knee from Zingano in the clinch. Another takedown into guard. Two minutes in. Zingano staying heavy while Reneau tries to get control of her wrists. Reneau kicks her away, eats a leg kick and lands a right hand. Body kick from Zingano. Two minutes to go.

Zingano gets double unders and looks for a takedown. Not successful. Left hook by Reneau, leg kick from Zingano. Zingano shoots for another successful takedown. One minute to go. Reneau holding Zingano close to her. 10-9 Zingano.

Round 3: Zingano completes a single-leg into side control, moves to north-south. Reneau rolls to her knees. One minute in. Zingano chilling out in the sprawl position, now goes for the back. Reneau regains guard. Two minutes in. Again, no real risks from Zingano. Two minutes to go.

More top control and not that much else. One minute to go. Reneau not looking terribly desperate to stand. 10-9 Zingano.

Final result: Zingano def. Reneau by unanimous decision


135 lbs.: Alejandro Perez vs. Eddie Wineland

Round 1: Overhand right form Perez, solid jab. Glancing hook from Wineland, looks for a right hand on the counter. Wineland to the body. Perez grabs underhooks, lands a knee. Wineland ducks a spinning back fist for a brief takedown a minute in. Good jab from Perez. They trade right hands in the center. Wineland to the body, Perez low kick. wineland catches a body kick. Two minutes in. Wineland connects with a long straight right. Both just miss on the inside, then Perez stuns Wineland with a 1-2. Wineland to the body. Jabs from Perez. Two minutes to go.

Wineland digs another right downstairs as Perez fires a knee. Both whiff on right hands. Body kick from Wineland. Low kick by Wineland. Perez throws a naked low kick and gets knocked down by a straight right. Another big right by Wineland. Perez jabbing. One minute to go. Wineland stuffs a takedown. They’re both throwing heat. Heavy hook from Perez.Both connect near the fence. Good, close round. 10-9 Wineland.

Round 2: Low kick from Wineland. Perez staying busy with the jab. Perez lands a head kick. Swatting right by Wineland. One minute in. More jabs from Perez. Low kick by Perez. Heavy exchange. Cross counter and a stiff jab by Perez. Two minutes in. Wineland with a left hook in combination. Perez fires a 1-2. Uppercut lands for him, Wineland comes back with a right cross. Two minutes to go.

Wineland digs another right hand downstairs. They trade, neither lands clean. Perez tries to spin, lands a left hook soon after. Counter right by Wineland, sporting some damage from Perez’s jab. One minute to go. Perez steps in with an uppercut. Leg kick from Wineland. Perez slips on a head kick, nearly kicked on the way up. They trade in the center and Perez lands a leg kick. 10-9 Wineland.

Round 3: WIneland back on the advance. Right hand from Perez. Low kick lands. Wineland knocks him back with a counter right, gets spun around by a leg kick. Clean 1-2 from Perez. One minute in. Right hand from Wineland, body shots on the fence. Another right downstairs. Perez tries a flying knee. Perez with a right hand as both look to counter. wineland with a straight right to the body, stuffs a shot. Perez lands a good jab. Counter right from Wineland. Two minutes to go.

Body shot. Low kick by Perez. Again both look to counter. Wineland with a straight right with a minute to go. Wineland ties up and lands a knee to the body. WIneland tries to open up on the fence, catches a body kick. They slug it out in the waning seconds. 10-9 Wineland.

Final result: Perez def. Wineland by unanimous decision


145 lbs.: Darren Elkins vs. Alex Volkanovski

Round 1: Low kicks land for Volkanovski. Left hook and body kick from Elkins. Volkanovski lands his own body kick. Another body kick by Elkins a minute in. Elkins shoots, winds up on the bottom against the cage. Volkanovski clamps down on a guillotine as Elkins scrambles up and keeps hold as Elkins slams him. It looks deep, but Elkins pops his head out. Volkanovski scrambles up and puts him on the fence two minutes in. They separate. Counter right stings Elkins. Good uppercut inside from Elkins as Volkanovski shoots in. Elkins reverses position on the fence and they trade knees. Two minutes to go.

Double underhooks for Volkanovski. Good elbow on the break. Low kick by Volkanovski. They trade in the center. Elkins tries a head kick. Short right hand. Overhand right and down goes Elkins! Volkanovski tries a guillotine, abandons it with a minute to go. Volkanovski blasts him on the way up. Big elbow. Counter right again by the Aussie. HUGE right and Elkins melts again. One minute guillotine attempt. 10-8 Volkanovski under the new rules. Elkins can barely stand.

Round 2: Body kick from Elkins to start. Glancing head kick by Volkanovski. Another gigantic right hand that Elkins absorbs because he’s not human. Elkins swats him with a right hand and they trade in the clinch a minute in. He tries an outside trip, lands a knee, eats a right hand. Swatting right by Elkins. Low kick from Volkanovski. Overhand right and left hook land for Elkins. Two minutes in. Body kick by Elkins. Volkanovski shoots again. Elkins works towards a guillotine, avoids a spin. Two minutes to go.

Body kick from Elkins. Volkanovski shoots once again, they separate. One minute to go. Elkins starting to open up. 1-2 by Volkanovski connects. Again. Low kicks from the Aussie. Uppercut and body kick. Overhand right draws a nod from Volkanovski. 10-9 Elkins.

Round 3: Another body kick from Elkins. Right hands land for Volkanovski, who looks for another guillotine as Elkins advances. He abandons it, eats an elbow as he separates. One minute in. Left hook wobbles Elkins again, 1-2 comes after. Elkins counters a leg kick with a two-piece, threatens to change levels. Trading punches in the center. Overhand right by Volkanovski met by a left hook. Volkanovski starting to throw heat, tries a takedown. Two minutes in. Volkanovski lifts him and completes a takedown, can’t keep him there. He drives in once again. Elkins’ face is a bloody mess, as expected. They separate. Two minutes to go.

Counter 2-3 from Volkanovski connects. Elkins changes levels, no dice. Volkanovski snaps his head back with a jab. They trade right hands and Elkins shakes out his right. Elkins fires a body kick. Volkanovski cracks him with an overhand right. Hook from Elkins. Elkins cracks him with some uppercuts in the clinch, prompting a shot. Volkanovski gets him down with a minute to go. Elkins works his way back to his feet. Elbow from Volkanovski on the break, another overhand right and he ties up again. Double underhooks. They trade punches and Volkanovski blasts him with yet another booming right at the bell. 10-9 Volkanovski.

Final result: Volkanovski def. Elkins by unanimous decision


125 lbs.: Said Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Scoggins

Round 1: Scoggins circling early, light on his feet. Head kick attempt. Tries a hook kick. Head kick lands for him as Nurmagomedov ducks in. One minute in. Scoggins showing some spinning kicks. Tight uppercut and hook from Nurmagomedov, who tries his own spin. Scoggins tries a wheel kick. 1-2 from Nurmagomedov, flying knee misses. Scoggins catches Nurmagomedov spinning, Nurmagomedov comes back with a couple shots of his own. Two minutes in. Leg kick from Scoggins. Nurmagomedov shoots and takes him to the fence. They separate. Two minutes to go.

Low kick from Nurmagomedov as Scoggins steps in. Scoggins tries a head kick. Spinning back kick attempt and Nurmagomedov tiies up, looking for a throw. Nurmagomedov stays attached, can’t bring him down on the fence. One minute in. Leg kick from Scoggins. Overhand right connects for Nurmagomedov. 10-9 Scoggins?

Round 2: Straight left from Scoggins connects. Scoggins tries a throw, can’t keep him down. Nurmagomedov catches a leg kick, can’t get him down but avoids a back take. Leg kick connects. One minute in. Short right hand lands for him. Left hand clips Nurmagomedov coming in and sends him to a knee. He lets Nurmagomedov up. Scoggins spins, avoids a takedown. Two minutes in. Both connect on the inside, Scoggins with the better shot. Nurmagomedov finds the mark on the fence. Two minutes to go.

Scoggins stuffs another shot and separates. One minute to go. Nurmagomedov tries to spin again, Brazilian kick by Scoggins. ANother Brazilian kick and Nurmagomedov tries to come back with a left hook. 10-9 Scoggins.

Round 3: Nurmagomedov completes his first takedown, timing Scoggins’ punch and bringing him down into guard. One minute in. Short punches from Nurmagomedov as Scoggins holds onto his neck. Ref stands them up while Nurmagomedov is punching, which ticks off the crowd. Two minutes in. Glancing head kick from Nurmagomedov. He shoots, stuffed, lands a right hand. Hook kick by Scoggins. Two minutes to go.

Nurmagomedov lands a straight right. Spinning back kick from Scoggins, then they trade leg kicks. Nurmagomedov shoots again, denied again. Leg kick from Scoggins. One minute to go. Scoggins tries a wheel kick. Side kick lands. Scoggins lands a knee on a stuffed takedown, eats a right hand. Head kick from Nurmagomedov. 10-9 Nurmagomedov.

Final result: Nurmagomedov def. Scoggins by split decision


145 lbs.: Raoni Barcelos vs. Kurt Holobaugh

Round 1: Low kick from Holobaugh. Barcelos lands an uppercut, eats a right hand. Bolo uppercut splits Holobaugh’s guard. Nasty counters from Barcelos as Holobaugh works from the Thai plum. Back to the center. Holobaugh looking for leg kicks a minute in. Hard right hand inside from Holobaugh, uppercut by Barcelos. Back and forth so far. 1-2 from Holobaugh. Two minutes in. 1-2 by Holobaugh, they trade. Fake shot to uppercut by Barcelos. Trading jabs. Good right hand and body kick from Holobaugh. Two minutes to go.

Tight right hand by Barcelos. Straight right by Holobaugh. Barcelos ducks a right hand for a takedown into guard. Elbows off his back from Holobaugh. Holobaugh spins for an armbar, spins to his knees, and stands. Barcelos grabs a front headlock with a minute to go. Barcelos lands a huge uppercut after failing an outside trip. 1-2 from Holobaugh. Counter right from Barcelos. Barcelos pulls guard on a guillotine at the bell. 10-9 Barcelos.

Round 2: Barcelos lands an early left hook. Counters connect for him. Jabs from Holobaugh. Barcelos lands a straight right in the center. 2-3 from Barcelos. One minute in. Uppercut connects. Holobaugh working behind his jab. 1-2-3. Trading combinations. Barcelos hits another takedown and looks for half guard. Two minutes in. Barcelos with some short punches, retakes half guard. Two minutes in. Holobaugh gets to his butt and Barcelos looks for his neck. Holobaugh makes it to his feet and lands a swatting right on the exit. Body kick lands for him. Two minutes to go.

Double right hand by Barcelos, booming right hand. Another takedown for Barcelos into guard. He stands over Holobaugh, lets him up with a minute to go. They clinch and trade shots. Barcelos tries a spinning back kick and Holobaugh looks for the back. Barcelos can’t get the switch. 10-9 Barcelos.

Round 3: Back to trading punches in the center. Holobaugh pumping his jab. Big right hand by Barcelos. Again. Uppercut just misses. One minute in. More jabs by Holobaugh. BIG 2-3 and Holobaugh’s hurt! Barcelos pours it on and lands a Street Fighter-worthy uppercut to put Holobaugh down.

Final result: Barcelos def. Holobaugh by KO (punches)


125 lbs.: Liz Carmouche vs. Jennifer Maia

Round 1: Maia low kick, Carmouche punches. 3-2 from Carmouche. Carmouche grabs double underhooks, takes her down after landing a knee. One minute in. Carmouche in side control. Hard elbows by Carmouche. Maia spins to her knees and stands, taking Carmouche to the fence. Knees to the body. Two minutes in Carmouche trying to land arm punches, Maia staying busy with knees while she holds onto double underhooks. Ref separates them with two minutes to go.

1-2 from Maia. 3-2 connects for Carmouche. One minute to go. 1-2, uppercut by Maia. Good overhand right. Counter right off a Carmouche low kick. Maia catches a body kick, eats a right hand. Close round. 10-9 Maia.

Round 2: Right hook by Carmouche. Maia looking for right hands. She goes low-high with a combo. One minute in. Low kicks from Carmouche, Maia answers in kind. Maia connects with a good straight right near the fence. Two minutes in. Carmouche goes low-high this time. Maia puts her on the fence with double underhooks, looking for knees. Two minutes to go

More knees until the ref breaks them up. Low kick by Carmouche. Maia answers. Double underhooks and an outside trip for Carmouche into side control. Knees to the body. Carmouche moves to mount and, after a few elbows, turns for an armbar. 10-9 Carmouche.

Round 3: Overhand right from Maia. Carmouche hits a blast double and Maia tries to roll through, but winds up on the bottom in guard. Maia holding onto her wrists. Carmouche tries a can opener, avoids an armbar, and drags her back to the mat when she stands. One minute in. Carmouche stays patient for a while, then passes to side control two minutes in. She immediately takes mount and then the back. Maia regains half guard. Two minutes to go.

Maia looking for deep half guard. Carmouche blasts her with some heavy elbows and forces her back to the mat. Maia rolls to her knees with a minute to go. Maia makes it to her feet and they separate. Maia looking to march after her. Right hand from Maia, front kick from Carmouche. They trade punches until the bell. 10-9 Carmouche.

Final result: Carmouche def. Maia by unanimous decision


125 lbs.: Mark De La Rosa vs. Elias Garcia

Round 1: They trade in the center to start. Low kick from Garcia. Both falling short so far. Garcia tries a high kick a minute in. Cartwheel kick attempt. De La Rosa catches a body kick, looks to complete the takedown as Garcia looks for a knee. Garcia jumps guard and looks for a triangle, only for De La Rosa to pull a Charles Bennett and spin to fling him away. Combination from De La Rosa and he grabs double underhooks on the cage. Two minutes to go.

De La Rosa takes him down into guard. Garcia immediately bring his legs up and looks to work. Body triangle now. Good elbow from De La Rosa. Garcia turns for an armbar, so De La Rosa pulls his elbow out and does another spin toss. Now De La Rosa landing combinations on the feet. Garcia with a left downstairs. 10-9 De La Rosa.

Round 2: Garcia throws a head kick, eats a combo in return. 1-2 and body kick by Garcia. One minute in. Solid shots from Garcia as De La Rosa flurries and ties up on the fence. De La Rosa looking for the back, gets a hook in. Both and now he’s looking for the choke. He’s got it locked in and there’s the tap.

Final result: De La Rosa def. Garcia by submission (rear naked choke)


115 lbs.: Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel

Round 1: 1-2 from Aguilar, Esquibel lands a left hook in return. Both looking to jab. Aguilar wades into the clinch, eating blows, and lands some knees as Esquibel reverses. More good knees by Aguilar a minute in and she looks for a single-leg. Esquibel grabs the fence to defend the takedown, then pops back up when she gets slammed down anyway. Aguilar posts to stay up, takes more knees. Aguilar changes levels for another takedown two minutes in. Esquibel stands and grabs double underhooks. Knees to the thigh by Aguilar as she’s pressed against the cage. Not much from Esquibel. Now a good knee to the body, eats one from Aguilar and they separate. Two minutes to go.

Up-jab from Esquibel. Falling short with punches, lands to the body. 1-2 from Aguilar grazes the chin. Knee catches Esquibel leaning. One minute to go. Esquibel combo falls short, Aguilar lands a pair of punches. Good right hand connects for Aguilar. Esquibel chases her without success. 10-9 Aguilar.

Round 2: Staying at range in the early going, neither landing clean. Left hand lands for Esquibel. Aguilar aborts a shot. Good right hand lands for her. Three-piece from Esquibel in return. One minute in. More engaging in the center, knees by Aguilar. Right cross. Esquibel goes low-high, stuffs a shot. Two minutes in. 1-2 by Aguilar. Two minutes in. Esquibel with a teep. 2-3. Aguilar tries to tie up, fires a knee on the exit. Two minutes to go.

Aguilar firing her jab. Esquibel with some solid right hands. 1-2 and knee by Aguilar. They trade in the center. Combination by Aguilar. Knee lands for her. Right from Esquibel, knee from Aguilar. Esquibel shoots and they trade knees. 10-9 Esquibel.

Round 3: Trading punches early on. Aguilar looking more aggressive, lands a good right hand. Hard counter right. One minute in. Aguilar with more straight rights, eats a jab from Esquibel. 2-1 by Aguilar, can’t tie up. Aguilar jab met by a 1-2. Body kick from Esquibel met by a right hand. They trade in the center. Two minutes in. Lead right by Aguilar, good jab. Knee by Aguilar and she ties up on the fence. Esquibel reverses position. Two minutes to go.

Knees from Aguilar. Esquibel with one of her own. Right hand by Aguilar on the exit. Esquibel uppercut and right hand. Aguilar with a clean knee. They trade right hands in the center. Another right and another. Right hands in the center from both. One minute to go. Good right by Esquibel. Knee by Aguilar. Counter right. Esquibel shoots, stuffed, and then Aguilar shoots off a caught kick. They trade knees and right hands. Body kick by Esquibel. 10-9 Aguilar.

Final result: Aguilar def. Esquibel by unanimous decision


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TUF 27 FINALE QUICK RESULTS:

185 lbs.: Brad Tavares vs. Israel Adesanya
155 lbs.: Joe Giannetti vs. Mike Trizano
145 lbs.: Brad Katona vs. Jay Cucciniello
145 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Martin Bravo
125 lbs.: Roxanne Modafferi vs. Barb Honchak — Modafferi def. Honchak by TKO (elbows) at 3:32 of Round Two
185 lbs.: Alessio Di Chirico vs. Julian Marquez — Di Chirico def. Marquez by split decision (27-30, 29-28 x2)
125 lbs.: Montana De La Rosa vs. Rachael Ostovich — De La Rosa def. Ostovich by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:21 of Round Three
155 lbs.: Luis Pena vs. Richie Smullen — Pena def. Smullen by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:32 of Round One
155 lbs.: John Gunther vs. Allan Zuniga — Gunther def. Zuniga by majority decision (29-28 x2, 28-28)
145 lbs.: Tyler Diamond vs. Bryce Mitchell — Mitchell def. Diamond by majority decision (29-28 x2, 28-28)
145 lbs.: Matt Bessette vs. Steven Peterson — Peterson def. Bessette by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
185 lbs.: Gerald Meerschaert vs. Oskar Piechota — Meerschaert def. Piechota by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:55 of Round Two

TUF 27 FINALE PLAY-BY-PLAY:

185 lbs.: Brad Tavares vs. Israel Adesanya

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155 lbs.: Joe Giannetti vs. Mike Trizano (TUF 27 lightweight tournament final)

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145 lbs.: Brad Katona vs. Jay Cucciniello (TUF 27 featherweight tournament final)

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145 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Martin Bravo

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125 lbs.: Roxanne Modafferi vs. Barb Honchak

Round 1: Honchak landing well early. Good right hand by Honchak. One minute in. Back-and-forth boxing so far. Neither has the visible advantage yet. Good right hand by Honchak. Two minutes in. More exchanges. Mofferi shoots and takes her down into half guard.Two minutes to go.

Modafferi looking to get her knee free and move to mount. Honchak denying it so far. She briefly gets side control a minute in, back to half guard. Full guard now. Nice pass directly to side control. 10-9 Modafferi.

Round 2: Back to trading punches at the start of the round. Modafferi landing some right hands. Honchak lands one in return, gets the body lock, and tries a trip. Modafferi counters into mount and starts dropping hammerfists. Elbows as well a minute in. Honchak regains half guard. Modafferi staying heavy. Two minutes in. Now landing some elbows and punches as Honchak tries to get to her side. Back to mount goes Modafferi, going to work with strikes. Two minutes to go.

Nice elbows landing for Modafferi. The ref steps in as the elbows pile up.

Final result: Modafferi def. Honchak by TKO (elbows)


185 lbs.: Alessio Di Chirico vs. Julian Marquez

Round 1: Di Chirico fires a left hand that’s blocked. They trade on the fence, nasty left by Di Chirico. Another overhand left a minute in. Marquez connects with a right hand. Hard body kick comes back at him. Right hook briefly bends Marquez and Di Chirico mixes up to the head and body. Two minutes in. Marquez finds the mark with another straight right. Another body kick by Di Chirico. Straight left. Marquez wobbles him with a left hook and starts marching forward, firing body kicks of his own. Two minutes to go.

Di Chirico goes back to the body kick. He catches a leg kick, misses the counter. Straight left, right hook. One minute to go. More counters from the Italian, who shoots for a single-leg and avoids a guillotine. Marquez scrambles up, lands a body kick and right cross. Marquez shots, stuffed. Di Chirico gets wobbled late. 10-9 Di Chirico.

Round 2: They trade body kicks early. Low kick by Marquez, combination upstairs and some spinning sh*t. Counter jab from Di Chirico. One minute in. Uppercut finds the mark for Marquez, who lands a counter right. More pressure by Marquez. Di Chirico ducks a spinning attack to grab a body lock. Marquez counters with a guillotine, loses it. They separate. Marquez tries a high kick, lands a low kick. Di Chirico catches a body kick for a takedown. Two minutes to go.

Marquez avoids a back-take. Right hand lands clean on the fence. Di Chirico completes another takedown. Marquez uses a kimura trap to look for the back, then commits to the sub. Di Chirico gets his arm out. 10-9 Marquez.

Round 3: Check hook lands for Di Chirico. Marquez still on the advance. Another check. Body kick. One minute in. Marquez fires a body kick, eats another jab. Di Chirico tries an up-elbow. Low kick lands for him. Marquez finds the mark with right hands on the fence two minutes in. Marquez tries to spin again, lands a left. 1-2 from Di Chirico. Head kick by Marquez appears to land with two minutes to go.

Marquez on the attack and gets taken down for his trouble. He commits to a kimura after standing a rolls Di Chirico over. They wind up back on the fence, Di Chirico pressing him against it. One minute to go. Marquez uses a whizzer to scramble up after a takedown and lands hard right hands. Right hand by Marquez, left hook by Di Chirico. Marquez goes to the body. Di Chirico tries to spin and Marquez wings hooks. 10-9 Marquez

Final result: Di Chirico def. Marquez by split decision


125 lbs.: Montana De La Rosa vs. Rachael Ostovich

Round 1: Tentative start, both women staying at range. Jab from Ostovich. One minute in. Really just shadow boxing so far. Ostovich lands a body kick. Two minutes in. Both land right hands but it’s Ostovich who stumbles back. Good jab by De La Rosa. Long left hook connects. Two minutes to go.

Ostovich struggling with the length disadvantage. One minute to go. More jabs by De La Rosa. Ostovich counters a leg kick with a straight right. 10-9 De La Rosa.

Round 2: Both fire right hands. Low-high combo attempt from Ostovich. De La Rosa lands a front kick. One minute in. De La Rosa catches a body kick and tries to trip her down. One minute in. Ostovich defending well. De La Rosa still attached on the fence. They separate. Two minutes in. De La Rosa goes back to the jab. Hard combination lands for Ostovich. Body kick connects, but De La Rosa grabs a body lock, ultimately putting her on the fence again. Two minutes to go.

De La Rosa lands a short elbow before they separate. Body kick connects. One minute to go. Ostovich falling short with kicks. 3-2, body kick. De La Rosa left hook, Ostovich overhand. Ostovich lands a spinning back fist and they trade in the center. 10-9 Ostovich.

Round 3: De La Rosa fakes a level change, doesn’t connect. Counter righ tby Ostovich, then a body jab. 3-2 connects a minute in. De La Rosa shoots, eats a knee. Pressing Ostovich against the cage. Ostovich counters a takedown attempt with a roll, then looks to transition to a kylock. De La Rosa escapes two minutes in and sets up in guard. Side control now. Ostovich rolls to her knees with two minutes to go.

Both hooks in for De La Rosa. She flattens Ostovich out and goes to work with strikes before looking for the choke. One minute to go. De La Rosa works her forearm under the chin and draws the tap.

Final result: De La Rosa def. Ostovich by submission (rear naked choke)


155 lbs.: Luis Pena vs. Richie Smullen

Round 1: Pena lands a heavy knee, but Smullen eats it and hits a takedown, dragging Pena back down when he scrambles up. Side control for Smullen. Pena briefly attempts some sort of bizarre choke. One minute in. Full guard now. Smullen with some ground-and-pound. Pena threatens an armbar, uses it to get to his knees and take Smullen down in return. Smullen looking for a guillotine, loses it. Pena abandons ship when Smullen looks for a leg. Two minutes in. Back to the feet. 1-2 from Pena, 3-2 knocks Smullen back. Combinations piling up and a left hand puts Smullen on the mat, but Smullen goes for a leg. Pena tries to counter with a guillotine and a scramble ensues. Two minutes to go.

Pene winds up on top in full mount, still cranking the choke. He adjusts his grip to a power guillotine and that gets the tap.

Final result: Pena def. Smullen by submission (guillotine choke)


155 lbs.: John Gunther vs. Allan Zuniga

Round 1: Gunther ducks in for an early takedown attempt. Zuniga defending against the cage. Gunther gets him to his rear a minute in. Zuniga working to stand. Short left hands from Gunther. Two minutes in. Gunther changes levels and gets him down again, controlling Zuniga’s legs. Two minutes to go.

Zuniga makes it up, hauled back down. Back up, back down. One minute to go. Gunther lands a spinning elbow after Zuniga stands. 10-9 Gunther.

Round 2: Zuniga fires low kicks and they trade punches until Gunther looks for another takedown. Knee to the body. Zuniga looking for a kimura a minute in. Gunther completes an outside trip and looks for the back. Zuniga works his way back up. Two minutes in. Outside trip, Zuniga nearly sweeps before standing. Ref separates them. Right hand dings Zuniga, who bangs the body. Two minutes to go.

Gunther still wading forward, shoots once again. He completes this one. Zuniga rolls to his knees, gets brief separation. He grabs a kimura when Gunther ducks back in. No dice. 10-9 Gunther.

Round 3: Zuniga digs in an early body shot, then some head shots. Another combination and he denies Gunther’s attempted clinch. Body shot, combo. Gunther wades back into the clinch against the fence. He gets Zuniga down, can’t keep him down there for long. Zuniga briefly threatens a guillotine on the fence. Two minutes in. Ref breaks them up. More punches from Zuniga. Gunther again just pushes him back to the fence. Two minutes to go.

Gunther shoots, denied. Zuniga firing tired-looking punches, whipping backfists. More of Gunther just marching forward into the clinch. One minute to go. Zuniga escapes and goes back to the body, then the head with combinations. Zuniga goes low-high, lands a head kick. He keeps pursuing Gunther until the bell. 10-9 Zuniga.

Final result: Gunther def. Zuniga by majority decision


145 lbs.: Tyler Diamond vs. Bryce Mitchell

Round 1: Diamond on the advance, fires a head kick and avoids a knee. Mitchell tries a flying kick and lands good knees to the body. One minute in. Mitchell ties up briefly. Diamond hits a low single the next time they come together. Half guard for Diamond. Mitchell regains guard, tries mission control two minutes in. He switches a deep half guard sweep, but finds himself in a guillotine. Mitchell ducks down for a takedown, but has to surrender top position when Diamond switches to a high-elbow grip. More scrambling and they separate. Two minutes to go.

Jab exchange in the center. Low kicks from Diamond. Mitchell lands a knee to the body, then clips the cup with a low kick. Back to the action. Diamond fakes a shot, can’t land the uppercut, and they start exchanging. Diamond looks for another guillotine as Mitchell shoots in, but the angle isn’t there. Diamond eats a knee as he gets back to the feet. Mitchell looks to spin him back to the mat. Diamond defending with a whizzer. 10-9 Mitchell.

Round 2: Mitchell shoots in off a Diamond low kick, avoids the guillotine. Diamond uses the whizzer to scramble up. Mitchell shoots again. Diamond defending well. One minute in. Diamond ultimately winds up on top, but Mitchell gets his legs in position for a triangle. Mitchell firing elbows between squeezes. The angle isn’t there but Diamond isn’t doing much to defend. Mitchell elbows piling up two minutes in. Now Mitchell has the angle, but Diamond pulls his head free with two minutes to go.

Diamond takes side control. Staying heavy, not looking for damage. He briefly threatens an arm triangle and Mitchell goes to his knees. Diamond avoids the granby roll and starts punching. More right hands form Diamond. 10-9 Mitchell.

Round 3: Both men find the mark with early right hands. Low kick from Diamond. Mitchell grabs double underhooks for a takedown, bt Diamond just rolls through and they go back to trading. One minute in. Now Diamond changes levels and puts Mitchell on his back. Half guard now. Two minutes in. Mitchell committing to a kimura, loses his grip. He goes to his knees and Diamond looks for the back, then suplexes Mitchell to the mat when he scrambles up. Landing shots from side control. Two minutes to go.

Mitchell regains half guard. Diamond looking for a crucifix. One minute to go. Mitchell goes back to his knees. Good punches from Diamond. Knees to the body. Mitchell looks exhausted. Diamond retakes the back and throws hard shots until the bell. 10-9 Diamond.

Final result: Mitchell def. Diamond by majority decision


145 lbs.: Matt Bessette vs. Steven Peterson

Round 1: Peterson opens with a flying knee attempt and Bessette shoots in, taking him to the fence. Peterson pulls guard on a guillotine and tries to claim that Bessette is out, but “The Mangler” works his way free a minute in. Peterson gets back to his feet and reverses position on the fence. Knees to the thigh from Peterson. Bessette reverses in turn two minutes in. Now Peterson reverses. Bessette goes for a hip toss without success. They separate and Peterson lands a knee to the body. Swatting right by Bessette with two minutes to go.

Combo by Bessette. Peterson chops his leg out with a leg kick, can’t take top position. Hard shovel left by Bessette answered by a right cross. 1-2 from Peterson. One minute to go. Bessette with a glancing head kick and a massive right hand that Peterson absorbs. Clean uppercut and left hook. Peterson keeps coming, eats a flush head kick. Another head kick from Bessette, uppercut, right hook. 10-9 Bessette.

Round 2: They go right back to slugging until Peterson puts him on the cage. Bessette tries an uchi mata and Peterson ducks down for a double-leg. They separate a minute in. Counter right from Bessette, uppercut in the clinch. Trading in the center, Bessette getting the better of it. Flush head kick from Bessette and again Peterson just absorbs it. Clean 1-2. Two minutes in. Peterson still wading in. Bessette continues to pick him apart. He shoots, stuffed. Two minutes in.

Crushing rights from Bessette. Peterson lands a straight right. He puts Bessette on the cage and looks for a takedown, dragging Bessette to his knees. One hook in for Peterson. One minute to go. Peterson gets his second hook in and lands a 12-6 elbow. More elbows. 10-9 Bessette.

Round 3: Peterson’s still going forward, takes Bessette to the fence. Bessette circles away and lands punches. 1-2 from Peterson. He changes levels a minute in. He gets the inside reap, looks for the back, slips out the back door. Then Bessette looks for the back and falls victim to the same thing. Two minutes in. Peterson retakes the back and locks up the body triangle. Landing punches. Two minutes to go.

Peterson hand fighting. Still looking for the choke. One minute to go. Bessette survives. 10-9 Peterson.

Final result: Peterson def. Bessette by split decision


185 lbs.: Gerald Meerschaert vs. Oskar Piechota

Round 1: Piechota opens with a right hand downstairs. Meerschaert sending out kicks. Body kick lands for him. Piechota fires a left hook and they jockey for position on the fence. Piechota hits an outside trip into full mount. One minute in. Half guard now. He moves to side control, then locks up a Japanese necktie when Meerschaert rolls to his knees. He abandons it and looks for the bac, ultimately takes mount. Meerschaert bucks him off and shoots. Piechota sprawls on it. Brief scramble, half guard for Piechota. Two minutes to go.

Meerschaert regains guard and the referee elects to stand them up. Straight left from Meerschaert, who walks into a hard right hand. Piechota follows up with a body kick. One minute to go. 2-3 drops Meerschaert and Piechota takes mount, then the back. He locks up the choke, but good hand fighting from Meerschaert, who goes to his knees. Meerschaert reverses into the front headlock, landing knees. 10-9 Piechota.

Round 2: Piechota lands a counter hook as Meerschaert advances. Both land punches near the fence. Overhand right by the Pole, counter hook as Meerschaert lands a body kick. Meerschaert lands a jab a minute in, gets tripped up by a low kick. Another hard leg kick, Meerschaert answers in kind. Left hand catches Piechota leaning. Meerschaert shoots and a scramble ensues. Piechota grabs a guillotine, winds up on the bottom in side control two minutes in. Meerschaert looks for the back, lands hard punches on the way up, and locks up a mean-looking guillotine. He loses it, but starts pounding on Piechota after the scramble. Two minutes to go.

Meerschaert burying him in volume. Piechota looking for counters, lands left hooks but starts getting blasted with knees. Elbows now. Piechota looks done. More elbows. Knees, elbows. One minute to go. Meerschaert drags him down, looks for more punches. Elbows too. Manhandling Piechota on the mat and he locks up a rear naked choke, ultimately putting the Pole to sleep.

Final result: Meerschaert def. Piechota by technical submission (rear naked choke)


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