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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to the hurt business last night (Sat., Nov. 11, 2017) for UFC Fight Night 120, which took place inside Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia. The Fox Sports 1 event featured a Lightweight bout that saw Dustin Poirier and Anthony Pettis put on a blood way which ended in “Showtime” tapping to an apparent injury, giving Dustin the win (see it again here).
In the co-main event, Matt Brown absolutely annihilated Diego Sanchez with a vicious elbow in the very first round to put a bow on his MMA career (see it again here).
Winner: Dustin Poirier
Who He Should Fight Next: Alvarez vs Gaethje winner
In what proved to be an entertaining, back-and-forth bloody war, Poirier earned a massive win over the former Lightweight champion of the world after Pettis tapped in the third and final round from what seemed to be a busted up rib cage. Nevertheless, prior to his callout, I had Poirier lined up to face the winner of the upcoming bout between Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje at UFC 218. And since “The Diamond” wants it, too, I don’t see why UFC matchmakers wouldn’t oblige. It would give Poirier a chance to re-do the dance with Alvarez, or face a “Highlight”-making machine in Gaethje. Either way, it’s a good time all around.
Winner: Matt Brown
Who He Should Fight Next: ???
Kick back, enjoy your family and retirement — if he ultimately decides to follow through.
Winner: Cezar Ferreira
Who He Should Fight Next: Kryzysztof Jotko
Cezar has been trying his hardest to break into the top 15. And after taking out Nate Marquardt last night in Norfolk, he’s getting closer. A matchup — and more importantly a win — over Jotko can basically get him there. Jotko has dropped his previous two outings, but he is still hanging on to the No. 13 ranking at Middleweight. A win over Ferreira can not only get him back on track, but assure his spot among the best middleweights in the world. For Cezar, taking out a ranked opponent more than likely assures him taking his spot.
Winner: Andrei Arlovski
Who He Should Fight Next: Stefan Struve
Arlovksi finally got back on the winning track, breaking his five-fight losing streak by outlasting Junior Albini in Virginia in a hard-fought battle. Despite getting back inot the winners circle, don’t expect for “The Pitbull” to start taking on the cream of the crop so soon. That’s going to take some time. Until then, I’d like to see him face off against Struve, he came up short against Alexander Volkov in his last fight. There aren’t a whole lot of other options that make sense for either man, and the fight would make for a fresh one, as they have yet to face one another.
Winner: Raphael Assuncao
Who He Should Fight Next: John Lineker
Both Raphael and Lineker proved victorious in their previous bouts against Mathew Lopez and Marlon Vera, respectively, and both of their previous losses came to the current champion, T.J. Dillashaw. And since they are ranked at No. 4 (Assuncao) and No. 5 (Lineker) matching them up against one another makes sense. The win won’t necessarily get them a title shot, but could set them up for a No. 1 contenders bout, which will likely get them closer to a rematch against “The Viper.”
Winner: Clay Guida
Who He Should Fight Next: Francisco Trinaldo
Guida has looked great since moving back up to Lightweight, winning two in a row including his latest victory, a first round technical knockout victory over Joe Lauzon in what was his 25th fights inside the Octagon (see it again here). Still, “The Carpenter” has to put a bit more work in if he wants to crack the top 15, as the division is stacked with contenders. That said, it only makes sense to have him take on the No. 15 ranked fighter in Francisco Trinaldo. The Brazilian bomber got back on the winning track just a few weeks ago by taking out Jim Miller. Both Francisco and Clay like to bang, so the bout will definitely deliver in that area and allow each man to raise his stock in a very crowded division.
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back on television TONIGHT (Sat., Nov. 11, 2017) with the UFC Fight Night 120 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which features a lightweight main event between Dustin Poirier and Anthony Pettis, who battle for a spot in the 155-pound title chase. In UFC Fight Night 120’s co-main event, welterweight bruiser Matt Brown makes his final appearance inside the Octagon when he takes center stage opposite longtime veteran Diego Sanchez inside Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia.
All that and so much more.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 120 fight card below, starting with the UFC Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by the FOX Sports 1 “Prelims” bouts at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET, also on FOX Sports 1.
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Poirier vs. Pettis.”
Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 120 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 120 QUICK RESULTS:
Dustin Poirier vs. Anthony Pettis
Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez
Junior Albini vs. Andrei Arlovski
Cezar Ferreira vs. Nate Marquardt
Raphael Assuncao vs. Matthew Lopez
Clay Guida vs. Joe Lauzon
John Dodson vs. Marlon Moraes
Viviane Pereira vs. Tatiana Suarez — Suarez def. Pereira by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Sage Northcutt vs. Michel Quinones — Northcutt def. Quinones by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Nina Ansaroff vs. Angela Hill — Ansaroff def. Hill by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Court McGee vs. Sean Strickland — Strickland def. McGee by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Jake Collier vs. Marcel Fortuna — Collier def. Fortuna by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Karl Roberson vs. Darren Stewart — Roberson def. Stewart by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:41 of Round One
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 120 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
155 lbs.: Dustin Poirier vs. Anthony Pettis
170 lbs.: Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez
265 lbs.: Junior Albini vs. Andrei Arlovski
185 lbs.: Cezar Ferreira vs. Nate Marquardt
135 lbs.: Raphael Assuncao vs. Matthew Lopez
155 lbs.: Clay Guida vs. Joe Lauzon
135 lbs.: John Dodson vs. Marlon Moraes
Round 1: Leg kick from Moraes, body shot. Body kick and left hook. Head kick goes just high. Dodson pursues with left hands, nearly eats a counter. Moraes leg kick. One minute in. Dodson digs a left downstairs. Wheel kick from Moraes falls short, spinning back kick lands slightly. Dodson to the body again. Dodson left hand, counter right from Moraes. BIG left hand and down goes Moraes! He pops back up two minutes in. Dodson to the body. Two minutes to go.
Moraes lands a low blow as Dodson advances that sends him to his knees. Dodson’s heaving. He takes his time and they resume. Right hand from Moraes. Body kick connects. One minute to go. Dodson steps in with a knee that just misses. Body kick by Moraes. Moraes tries a knee tap, both whiff on big shots. Dodson catches a finger in the eye. Big left hook by Moraes. Dodson head kick at the bell. 10-9 Dodson.
Round 2: Nice exchange in the center. Body kick by Dodson. Moraes with a right downstairs. Booming counter right by Moraes that Dodson walks through. One minute in. Dodson claims another eye poke. Body kick by Moraes. Good body kick from Dodson in return answered by a switch right hand. Didson catches a body kick and Moraes converts it into a heel hook attempt, which Dodson responds to with left hands. Right hand by Moraes. Dodson catches a head kick, fights off a leglock and stuffs a takedown attempt. Two minutes to go.
Moraes tries a spinning back kick. Wheel kick glances off. Left hook connects. Dodson catches a body kick and lands a quick left with a minute to go. Moraes shoots and puts Dodson on his rear against the cage. Dodson gets his knees under him, stands, dragged back down, pops back up. 10-9 Moraes.
115 lbs.: Viviane Pereira vs. Tatiana Suarez
Round 1: Suarez sending out kicks early. Counters from Pereira. Suarez lands a knee to the body, looks for a throw and gets pressed into the fence. More kicks from Suarez, who catches Suarez coming in with punches. Suarez puts her on the fence and Pereira threatens a guillotine. Suarez spins her down into side control anyway. Knee-on-belly, then the back two minutes in. Pereira rolls into guard, Suarez passes it right away. Pereira gets to her knees and Suarez takes the back again. One hook in with two minutes to go.
Now both hooks in. Pereira removes a hook with a minute to go. Pereira rolls after eating punches and Suarez takes side control, then north-south. 10-9 Suarez, borderline 10-8.
Round 2: Suarez going back to the legs. She shoots and Pereira sprawls, only to go for a guillotine and wind up on the bottom in side control. One minute in. Back to half guard. Suarez postures up briefly, lands some good shots. Side control as Pereira tries to bridge. Full mount. Two minutes in. Nasty elbows, armbar threat, more elbows. Pereira kicks her off, Suarez regains top position and moves to side control. Two minutes to go.
Pereira seated against the cage, taking punches. Knee to the body by Suarez as Pereira muscles her way up. Pereira again tries to grab a guillotine and gets taken down. Pereira tries to roll for a kneebar. One minute to go. Ground-and-pound piling up for Suarez. 10-8 Suarez.
Round 3: More kicks from Suarez to start. Pereira shuffling after her. Combination lands for the Brazilian. Suarez lands a knee and takes her down into side control, avoiding a guillotine. One minute in. Half guard, north-south. Pereira keeping her legs high and trying the occasional attack without success. Two minutes in. Pereira gets to her rear and Suarez works from the front headlock. Elbows to the thigh. Pereira up to a knee, eats a knee. Two minutes to go and Suarez has mount.
Punches from Suarez. Back to side control. Pereira gets to her knees and Suarez puts in a hook. Both hooks in. Suarez turns for an armbar in the waning seconds. 10-9 Suarez.
Final result: Suarez def. Pereira by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Sage Northcutt vs. Michel Quinones
Round 1: Good counter right from Northcutt early. Leg kick from Quinones. Another counter right a minute in, then a body kick. Good jab. Northcutt with some impressive speed so far. Quinones lands a right hand inside, then ducks a wheel kick two minutes in. Leg kicks. More low kicks, Northcutt charges him with punches. Quinones to the body, eats a counter right. Two minutes to go.
Northcutt pops him with a stiff jab and side kick. Another good flurry with a minute to go. Side kick to the knee. He hits a takedown at the bell. 10-9 Northcutt.
Round 2: Leg kicks form Quinones, side kicks from Northcutt. Right hand from Quinones, avoids a wheel kick. Northcutt switches southpaw briefly. One minute in. Northcutt head kick blocked, side kick lands. Both attack the lead leg. More leg kicks from Quinones. Counter 1-2 by Northcutt. Two minutes in. Counter right by Quinones as he takes a body kick. Both land low kicks. They trade punches near the fence. Leg kick again from Quinones with two minutes to go.
They trade near the fence. Leg kicks met by a Northcutt right hand. Hard body kick by Northcutt. Stiff left. One minute to go. They exchange right hands and Northcutt buzzes Quinones with an uppercut. Northcutt with an easy takedown into side control. 10-9 Northcutt.
Round 3: Northcutt lands an early right hand. Quinones axe kick falls short. Northcutt shoots, tries a hip toss. Northcutt cracks him with jabs. Right hand by Northcutt. One minute in. Body kick by Northcutt, another knocks Quinones over. Two minutes in. Northcutt lands a good right hand and leg kick. Leg kicks. Right hand from Quinones. Northcutt body kick. Two minutes to go.
Northcutt with a high-amplitude takedown, tries to snatch a guillotine on the way up. Counter two-piece. One minute to go. Hard right by Quinones lands clean. Northcutt leg kick. Another right by Quinones and Northcutt shoots. Northcutt with a left hook, tries a cartwheel kick. 10-9 Northcutt.
Final result: Northcutt def. Quinones by unanimous decision
115 lbs.: Nina Ansaroff vs. Angela Hill
Round 1: Low kick from Ansaroff to start, then a counter left. Cross counter by Hill met by a leg kick. Nasty combination by Hill lands upstairs. Jabs from Ansaroff, Hill leg kick. Ansaroff fires a spinning back kick and Hill uses it to tie up. Ansaroff exits with a combination, eats a jab. Two minutes in. Leg kicks from Hill landing. Heavy low kick. Again and again. She catches Ansaroff’s body kick and trips her, but can’t take advantage. Two minutes to go.
Hill goes to the body, eats a hook, lands one in return. Ansaroff pumping her jab. They trade leg kicks, Hill lands a body kick. One minute to go. Counter jabs by Ansaroff, leg kick. Straight right. Right by Hill. Leg kick. 10-9 Hill.
Round 2: Both women staying busy. Hard right hand by Ansaroff. Leg kick from Hill. Ansaroff body kick on the counter. Counter right a minute in. Low kick. Ansaroff tries a takedown and they trade on the fence. Right hand by Hill. They continue to trade in the center, Ansaroff landing a bit more. Nice uppercut. Low kick exchange and both land hard right hands. Two minutes to go.
Knee from Hill. Ansaroff lands a leg kick, eats a counter right that knocks her back. Leg kick from Ansaroff. Body kick lands Good exchanges with a minute to go. Nasty overhand right by Hill. More exchanges. 10-9 Ansaroff.
Round 3: They meet in the center and continue to duke it out. Spinning back kick from Ansaroff. Leg kick. They trade right hands. Ansaroff leg kick, Hill combo. Hill to the body. One minute in. Ansaroff leg kick. Hill counters the next one with a right hand. Straight right and side kick by Ansaroff. Glancing head kick from Hill. Right hand exchange. Hill catches a kick and whacks at her legs two minutes in. Another leg kick by Ansaroff. Body kick comes back at her. Ansaroff leg kcks and right hand. Nice exchanges, Hill landing punches as Ansaroff tears into that lead leg. Two minutes to go.
Right hand from Hill connects. Side kick comes back and knocks her over. Left hook by Hill. Ansaroff leg kick to Brazilian kick attempt. One minute to go. Ansaroff catches a kick, can’t wind up on top. Low kick by Ansaroff and they trade combinations. Head kick lands for Ansaroff at the bell. 10-9 Ansaroff.
Final result: Ansaroff def. Hill by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Court McGee vs. Sean Strickland
Round 1: McGee firing leg kicks early. Strcikland working his jab, knocks an off-balance McGee down with a right hand into butterfly guard. McGee scrambles up a minute in. Strickland tries a head kick. McGee is struggling with the range so far, eating jabs but lands some kicks. Strickland’s jab continuing to find a home two minutes in. McGee body kick. Strickland easily avoids a takedown. Right hand by McGee. Two minutes to go.
Body kick again from McGee met by Strickland’s jab. Low kicks by McGee. Strickland catches a body kick, can’t use it. One minute to go. McGee left hook. Leg kick from McGee, combo by Strickland. Strickland jab, McGee body shot. McGee tries a spinning back kick, eats a left hook. 10-9 Strickland.
Round 2: Leg kick and body kick from McGee. He gets in deep on a shot, can’t dump Strickland but stays attached on the fence. They separate a minute in. McGee leg kick. Strickland continues to pump his jab. McGee right hand and leg kick. McGee continues to stay busy two minutes in. Strickland denies a takedown. Strickland showing no urgency outside the jabs. Two minutes to go.
McGee leg kick. McGee shoots, denied. Left hook by McGee. One minute to go. Body kick from Strickland, who sprawls on another shot. 10-9 Strickland.
Round 3: Head kick lands for McGee. Strickland jabbing, stuffs a takedown. McGee goes low-high a minute in. McGee shoots, puts Strickland on the cage. They separate. McGee fires a leg kick, gets taken down two minutes in. Half guard for Strickland. Two minutes to go.
Strickland going to work with short punches and elbows. Lotsa pressure, nothing devastating. McGee works his way to his feet and grabs the rear waistlock. One minute to go. Strickland continues to defend, so McGee goes for a leglock. No die and Strickland slams him before taking the back. Strickland can’t get his forearm under the chin so they just whale on each other. 10-9 Strickland.
Final result: Strickland def. McGee by unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Jake Collier vs. Marcel Fortuna
Round 1: -TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES-
Round 2: Collier pressing forward early. Low kick lands for him. Cross counter. Fortuna shoots, completes it, and instantly takes the back. Collier peels the hooks off a minute in and separates. Collier spinning, hurling assorted kicks. Leg kick lands two minutes in, then a body kick that Fortuna leans into. Fortuna goes low-high and spins to the rear waistlock, only to eat lefts from Collier on the break. Counter right by Fortuna, body kick by Collier. Two minutes to go.
Collier is just so much busier than Fortuna, marching forward. Fortuna avoids a spinning back fist, completes a shot into butterfly guard. Fortuna locks up an arm triangle and passes to mount. Collier avoids it and spins into top position, avoiding an armbar with a minute to go. Fortuna clinging to him. 10-9 Collier.
Round 3: Collier continuing to advance, landing punches and kicks. Fortuna goes for a single-leg, denied. Collier slams home more kicks, walks through a counter, and reverses a takedown into top position. He lets Fortuna up. Hard right hand lands for Collier. Leg kick. Fortuna with an exhausted-looking takedown attempt. Collier with a right hand and body shot. Fortuna ducks a right hand, but has nowhere near enough gas left to score a takedown. Two minutes to go.
Suddenly, Fortuna stings Collier with punches and now shows a bit of life, firing a head kick. Collier gets his bearings back in a hurry and resumes his advance. One minute to go. Body kick from Collier, left hook by Fortuna. Fortuna tries a takedown, denied by an underhook. Collier shoots before the bell, can’t get it. 10-9 Collier.
Final result: Collier def. Fortuna by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Karl Roberson vs. Darren Stewart
Round 1: Stewart came out of the gate with two spinning back fist attempts, while Roberson gauged distance and remained mobile. During an inside exchange, Roberson caught Stewart with huge uppercuts down the pipe and a crushing knee. Stewart pushed the action to the fence before working hard for a takedown. But it was Roberson who swept and ended up in top control. Roberson then transitioned, took Stewart’s back, and rained down selective shots. After working the arms, Roberson was able to lock in a tight rear-naked choke that forced Stewart to tap in the first round.
Final result: Roberson def. Stewart by submission (rear naked choke)