The occasion takes place on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streams on ESPN+.
In the principle occasion, heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (19-Three MMA, 13-Three UFC) and former heavyweight and light-weight heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier (22-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC), who meet in a trilogy rematch in the principle occasion. As well as, Sean O’Malley (12-Zero MMA, 4-Zero UFC) takes on Marlon Vera (17-6-1 MMA, 9-5 UFC) in a key bantamweight bout, and former heavyweight champ Junior Dos Santos (21-7 MMA, 15-6 UFC) returns towards Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC).
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Spherical 1 – They circle within the middle, and Miocic begins with a low kick. Cormier together with his arms excessive. Miocic kicks the lead leg once more. He’s circling on the skin, and so they commerce jabs. Miocic with a tough kick to the lead leg after which a proper hand. Cormier ins deep on a single. He will get Miocic to the ground however can’t maintain him there. Miocic to his toes, however Cormier stays on the top towards the cage. Miocic affected person after which pulls strategy to reset. Miocic’s nook calling for fixed motion. He’s transferring laterally towards the cage. He pushes out to the middle and throws a proper to the physique. Cormier with a low kick that almost sweeps his opponent off-balance. Two minutes left. Cormier slips in a pleasant proper hand. Miocic urgent a bit, and Cormier catches him with a a watch poke. Miocic winces, and we take a break. Physician is available in to examine it, however we battle on. Cormier warned and apologizes as they start once more. Low kicks traded, and Miocic once more jabs to the physique. Cormier tries to clinch, however he’s quick. Miocic with a proper that scores. One other follows. Finest punches thus far. Cormier making an attempt to duck inside, however Miocic pushes him away. They commerce on the finish, and Cormier lands clear up high. Shut spherical, however MMA Junkie leans Cormier, 10-9, simply barely.
Spherical 2 – Miocic with a low kick to begin. He goes to the physique however catches the cup, and we take a really transient break however stick with it. Miocic rushes ahead on the restart. He lands an uppercut, however Cormier covers and pulls again. Miocic fakes a takedown, and so they commerce leg kicks. He geese in once more, and Cormier pops him with just a few proper arms. Left follows. Good sequence for Cormier. He follows to the physique after which comes up high. Miocic transferring properly, although. He pops out a pleasant proper. Nook desires Miocic to maintain transferring. He lands a low kick. Miocic to the physique, however Cormier solutions instantly. Good lead hook for Miocic. Cormier solutions once more to the physique. Underneath two minutes. Cormier discovering some success when he throws fast mixtures. Miocic thinks takedown, however it’s not there. Cormier with just a few crisp jabs and a proper hand. Miocic solutions again. Cormier with an overhand that lands clear. Cormier triples up the jab and throws a proper hand. He kicks the calf and slips away. Miocic pursing late and lands a clear proper. Cormier is harm. Miocic continues to tag him with punches. Cormier to the canvas. Miocic will get on high and punches away with Cormier holding tight till the bell. MMA Junkie offers it to Miocic, 10-9.
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Information: Stipe Miocic (19-Three MMA, 13-Three UFC), Daniel Cormier (22-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC)
Referee: Marc Goddard
Spherical 1 – Contact of gloves to begin the night time, and the 2 go straight to work after. Punches traded in fast style to open. Kelley including in some kicks, as properly, however Kamaka answering excessive. Fast tempo within the early going. They lastly settle a bit after the opening minute. Kamaka with a fast clinch, however he separates shortly. Kamaka getting one of the best of the exchanges proper now, and he mixes in a knee. He scores with a stiff jab. Kelley on the again foot proper now. Kamaka lands a proper up high after which fires one other to the physique. Kelley rushes ahead, however Kamaka strikes away with stable footwork. Kamaka shoots inside. They fo to the ground, however Kelley controls the neck. Kamaka backs as much as the toes and continues teeing off. Kelley participating, however Kamaka has the amount. One other takedown from Kamaka. Kelley stands up however takes some punches to the physique earlier than the tip of the spherical. MMA Junkie offers it to Kamaka, 10-9.
Spherical 2 – Kamaka will get to the middle instantly and resumes his assault. Kelley on the skin and throwing when he can, however the quantity stays on the opposite aspect. Kamaka with one other rip to the physique after which just a few punches up high proper behind. Kelley with a quick slip, however he pops again up. Kamaka continues to stay the physique, and it’s clearly having an impact. Kelley lands one punch however eats three. Nonetheless, he’s not going away. Kelley’s nostril bloodied, however he’s nonetheless urgent. Kamaka modifications ranges and drags him to the ground. Kelley will get to a seated place towards the fence. He works as much as a kneeling place as Kamaka tries to manage. Kelley stands, however Kamaka staying in tight proper now. Kamaka modifications ranges and drags his opponent down as soon as once more. Kelley stands although and will get off the fence. They’re buying and selling within the ultimate minute. Kelley will get a Thai clinch and scores with just a few knees. Kamaka could also be fading a bit. Nonetheless, MMA Junkie offers him the spherical, 10-9.
Spherical 3 – Kelley pushing like a person behind on the playing cards. He’s hanging and having some success. Kelley tries to seize a guillotine and drop to protect. He misses it, and his nook instantly yells for him to rise up. Kamaka working inside his opponent’s guard and joyful to be there. He punches from the highest. Kelley scoots his strategy to the fence and will get his again towards it in a seated place. Kamaka pulls him away, so Kelley turns and stands. They’re again within the middle and teeing off on one another. Kamaka continues to go to the physique with success, however Kelley is certainly touchdown. Kamaka tries once more to vary ranges, however Kelley sprawls towards the fence and stays upright. He pushes away and creates house, and so they return to buying and selling. Kelley lands a knee to the groin, and we get a cease. Could possibly be invaluable relaxation for Kamaka, however the shot definitely did land clear to the cup. About 90 seconds left on the restart. Kelley doesn’t instantly press. They commerce punches, and Kelley lands a knee inside, as properly. Now he turns up the amount. Hell of a begin to the night time. Each males busting one another up. Kamaka continues to beat up the physique. They finish on the toes. MMA Junkie offers the ultimate spherical to Kelley, 10-9, however offers the battle to Kamaka, 29-28.
Consequence: Kai Kamaka III def. Tony Kelley through unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Information: Kai Kamaka III (8-2 MMA, 1-Zero UFC), Tony Kelley (5-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Referee: Chris Tognoni
Judging: Mike Bell (29-28, giving Kamaka III rounds 1 and three), Derek Cleary (29-28, giving Kamaka III rounds 1 and a pair of), Tony Weeks (29-28, giving Kamaka III rounds 1 and three)
Spherical 1 – Porter with an early low kick to begin. Daukaus tries for a quick clinch however can’t get maintain. Porter holding the middle, and Daukaus transferring laterally. He strikes in for a collar tie, and so they commerce punches inside. Daukaus pushes the motion to the cage. Porter defends properly, so Daukaus throws just a few punches and resets within the middle. Daukaus with a crisp mixture that scores clear. Porter shakes it off. They’re buying and selling stiff pictures within the middle. Daukaus getting one of the best of it for now, however Porter dealing with all of it properly and appears to be transferring properly. Porter slips a mixture and throws again a proper hand. He flashes out a entrance kick. Daukaus with an enormous shot that sees Porter wobble to the ground. Referee Herb Dean lets him battle out of it, and he will get again to the toes. Porter with a spinning backfist. He appears to be recovered. Daukaus affected person and finds the mark with a sequence of straight punches. Porter harm. Daukaus with a knee that scores as he’s falling. Porter to the bottom. Daukaus with one other punch, and that is over.
Consequence: Chris Daukaus def. Parker Porter through TKO (punches, knee) – Spherical 1, 4:28
Information: Chris Daukaus (9-Three MMA, 1-Zero UFC), Parker Porter (10-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Referee: Herb Dean
Spherical 1 – Souza takes the middle, and he or she strikes a low stance. Yoder with a low kick after which tries to leap the again in a scramble. Souza shakes her off and is ready to settle into her guard. Large elbow from Souza as she works from the dominant spot. Gamble from Yoder early backfired, and now she’s bought some work to do. Yoder tries to work her legs excessive. Souza stands and strikes previous the legs and delivers an enormous proper hand, however Yoder scrambles after and will get again to her toes. Souza simply misses an enormous proper hand on the restart. Yoder does land a entrance kick to the physique, however she’s having some bother actually getting going. Yoder’s nook calling for quantity. Souza presses right into a clinch. Yoder stuffs it and controls the neck. Yoder pulls herself free from any choke try. Yoder controlling within the clinch, however she will be able to’t actually assault. Souza with an enormous proper hand after which a takedown within the closing seconds. Yoder stuffs it and spins to the again, however there’s no time to capitalize. MMA Junkie offers the primary to Souza, 10-9.
Spherical 2 – Yoder holds the middle and is seeking to be busier, however Souza’s large proper hand definitely has her respect. Yoder kicks to the physique, and Souza solutions to the leg. Low kick from Yoder, however Souza counters excessive with the correct that lands clear. Yoder strikes shortly into the clinch. Yoder with just a few quick punches and a knee inside. Souza staying upright, however Yoder retaining her pinned to the cage. Lastly, Souza in a position to push off and create house. Again within the middle, Souza lands with one other large proper. Yoder shakes it off and lands a entrance kick to the physique earlier than punching her method right into a clinch as soon as once more. Yoder making an attempt to vary ranges as time winds down, however Souza staying upright. Souza pulls method with a bit of greater than a minute left and strikes to the middle. Kicks traded. Souza misses an enormous proper, and Yoder clinches and once more tries to dive to the again. It’s not there, and he or she slips off. Yoder tries to seize the arm, however Souza pulls free. She pops up and controls the top and snaps Souza to the ground. She controls from the entrance till the tip. MMA Junkie offers the second to Yoder, 10-9.
Spherical 3 – Souza kicks the legs to begin. Yoder making an attempt to press, however Souza delivers the large proper down the center. Yoder pushes ahead once more, however that counter proper retains her trustworthy. Yoder presses into the clinch, however Souza switches off the fence. Souza has the physique wrapped, and he or she’s on the lookout for the takedown. Yoder defends properly, and he or she even tries to counter with a visit, however Souza pulls free and delivers the large proper. On the reset, Yoder lands a pleasant kick to the physique. Large strike for her. Souza lands to the groin, and we take a fast break. Yoder making an attempt to be aggressive on the restart, however Souza is able to counter with the one large shot every time. Yoder strings just a few punches collectively. Her nook asking for extra of the identical. Souza answering properly, however this can be a good end for Yoder. Remaining minute. They clinch in a key trade. Souza desires the journey, whereas Yoder making an attempt to slide to the again. She will’t fairly flip the nook. That lets Souza arrange in a little bit of a shawl maintain, and he or she finishes there. MMA Junkie offers the ultimate spherical to Souza, 10-9, and awards her the battle 29-28.
Consequence: Livinha Souza def. Ashley Yoder through unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Information: Livinha Souza (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), Ashley Yoder (7-6 MMA, 2-5 UFC)
Division: Ladies’s strawweight
Referee: Mark Smith
Judging: Mike Bell (29-28, giving Souza rounds 1 and a pair of), Junichiro Kamijo (29-28, giving Souza rounds 1 and a pair of), Dave Hagen (30-27)
Spherical 1 – Chavez with a large stance to begin. Brown scores to the lead leg, and Chavez solutions again. Chavez misses a spinning excessive kick after which goes again to the leg. Fast trade of punches, and Chavez lands clear, however Brown scores with a reply, as properly. Each males very fast once they assault. Chavez blocks a excessive kick as he controls from the middle. Chavez tries to maneuver ahead however catches just a few punches on the way in which in. Chavez nonetheless going aft the legs, and he almost sweeps Chavez to the ground. Brown the one transferring ahead, however Chavez doing a fantastic job of timing counters. Low kick from Chavez sends Brown to the canvas, although he’s up shortly. On the restart, Brown lands a pleasant left hand. He’s making an attempt to press, however Chavez transferring properly and once more assaults the leg. Brown holding the middle and scores with an enormous left. He kicks laborious to the physique, as properly. He’s having some moments. He desires a takedown, however Chavez pulls free within the ultimate minute. They end on the toes, and MMA Junkie offers it to Chavez, 10-9.
Spherical 2 – Chavez goes instantly to the leg once more. Brown together with his arms excessive and seeking to press. He’s working from the middle. Chavez affected person early. He lands to the leg, and Brown hops a bit on one foot. Harm to the leg is including up. Brown nonetheless transferring ahead, and he fires a leaping knee. Chavez clinches briefly earlier than pulling away. Brown does land a clear left hand. Chavez kicks to the physique, however the left scores once more for Chavez. Chavez with a straight proper, and Brown’s legs buckle. Chavez pounces with punches, and Brown hits the deck. Chavez on high, however Brown tries to roll for an arm, so Chavez has to tug free from that. He does, and he briefly enjoys high place. Brown scrambles again to his toes with a bit of greater than a minute. Brown seems to have recovered, and he’s making an attempt to assault. Nook desires him to depend on the boxing. Chavez answering again on each trade. They clinch to shut, and MMA Junkie offers it to Chavez, 10-9.
Spherical 3 – Brown once more the person strolling ahead to begin He punches right into a clinch and needs a takedown. Not there, however he strikes to the leg in a scramble. Chavez turns and pulls free, and we reset. Chavez with a pleasant proper hand to the physique. Each males look contemporary sufficient right here within the ultimate spherical. Brown thinks takedown, however it’s not there. Brown continues urgent ahead, and so they simply unleash loopy barrages of strikes within the pocket. It’s grueling stuff. Brown once more thinks takedown, however it’s not there. As they transfer to the middle, Brown lands an enormous proper. He’s making this a battle to the tip. They commerce low kicks. Brown with the correct hand once more. He dives for the physique and needs a takedown, however it’s not there. Brown turns it to a Thai clinch and lands a knee. Remaining two minutes, and tempo beginning to put on on them a bit. Brown not dropping his aggression. Chavez appears to be fading a bit. Brown inside with quick elbows that rating. Chavez modifications ranges and drags the motion down. Brown scrambles up, however Chavez stays tight to him and brings him again down. Brown stands and hits a toll to tug free, however Chavez drags him down. He rinses and repeats just a few throws, although he by no means actually will get the place. MMA Junkie offers the ultimate spherical to Brown, 10-9, however offers the battle to Chavez, 29-28.
Consequence: Danny Chavez def. TJ Brown through unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Information: TJ Brown (14-Eight MMA, 1-2 UFC), Danny Chavez (11-Three MMA, 1-Zero UFC)
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Judging: Eric Colon (29-28, giving Chavez rounds 1 and a pair of), Sal D’Amato (29-28, giving Chavez rounds 1 and a pair of), Junchiro Kamijo (29-28, giving Chavez rounds 1 and a pair of)
Spherical 1 – Herrig with an early low kick, however Jandiroba wastes no time in altering ranges and driving instantly ahead right into a takedown. He steamrolls into Herrig’s half-guard. Herrig scrambles a bit when Jandiroba rises to cross, however she will be able to’t get off the ground. Herrig making an attempt to publish and get to her toes. Jandiroba adjusts and retains her on the ground. As Herrig tries to rise, Jandiroba slips throughout to mount. Herrig in a foul spot. Jandiroba switches to the armbar and seems for the end. She briefly loses it however adjusts her grip and assaults once more, and this time time Herrig is compelled to faucet.
Consequence: Virna Jandiroba def. Felice Herrig through submission (armbar) – Spherical 1, 1:44
Recap: Virna Jandiroba spoils Felice Herrig’s return with fast submission
Information: Felice Herrig (14-9 MMA, 5-Four UFC), Virna Jandiroba (16-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC)
Division: Ladies’s strawweight
Referee: Marc Goddard
Spherical 1 – Miller flicks out the jab a bit of bit as he seems to steer clear of the vary of his taller opponent. Miller in a position to seize the top shortly and ship a knee. Pichel holding the middle and seeking to ship large punches down the center. Miller holding the middle, and Pichel transferring on the skin. Miller with an enormous kick throughout the legs, however Pichel winces a bit and signifies it landed low. We take a quick timeout. Pichel with a pleasant knee on the restart. He throws just a few heavy punches, and Miller clinches and drives him to the fence. Pichel defending and stays upright. They commerce just a few knees earlier than Pichel strikes out to the middle. Punches traded there. Miller staying busy with kicks to all ranges. He lands a left hand after which is ready to seize a Pichel kick and get him off steadiness and to the ground. Pichel tries to get again to his toes, and Miller is ready to slip to the again. One minute left. Pichel tries to show inside. Miller desires the neck, however it’s not likely there. Pichel turns, and Miller seems for the guillotine, however it’s not likely there. Miller assaults the legs within the closing seconds however can’t get the end earlier than the tip. Nonetheless, MMA Junkie offers it to him, 10-9.
Spherical 2 – Pichel with an early excessive kick, however Miller closes the gap and will get him off-balance and to the ground. Miller settles into Pichel’s guard on a scramble. Elbows from the again for Pichel. Miller postures and passes a leg, however Pichel will get his legs in and kicks him away, creating house to face. On the toes, Miller desires a guillotine, and he falls to protect. Pichel instantly passes a leg, however Miller lets go and works again to protect. Rubber guard follows, however Pichel is ready to break it and strikes previous the legs and almost to aspect management. Miller on the lookout for choices, and he turns to assault the left leg. Pichel spins by means of it and delivers just a few punches and forearms from the highest. Pichel having fun with high management. Elbows land from the highest. He postures and punches. Miller energetic beneath, however he can’t get something going. Pichel stays on high till the tip and lands just a few large punches on the bell. MMA Junkie offers it to Pichel, 10-9.
Spherical 3 – Pichel aggressive at the beginning, and he walks ahead with strikes and strikes right into a takedown. Miller tries to defend, however Pichel reaches down and drags him to the ground. Miller making an attempt to scramble, however Pichel in a position to slip out to aspect management. Miller spins his legs to the fence however can’t press free. He teases an assault on the legs, however it’s not there. Miller turns to his knees. Pichel strikes to the again and will get his hooks in. Miller peels them away and stands. He lands a knee to the physique then controls the top and tries to sneak to the again. Not there, however Miller seems for the guillotine. Pichel defends it completely, however Miller rolls with it and is abe to slide to the again. Pichel now defending. Miller tries to manage and fall again, however Pichel spins on high. Miller instantly scrambles free, and so they transfer as much as the toes. Ninety seconds left. Proper hand from Pichel. He geese down once more for the takedown. Miller defends it. Knees traded. Miller pushing in kind the skin. Pichel spins. Miller grabs the neck and falls to his again within the ultimate minute. He cranks on the guillotine. Pichel pulls free with 30 seconds left. Miller on his again and making an attempt to to manage the wrists. Pichel with just a few punches to the tip. MMA Junkie offers the very shut ultimate spherical to Pichel, 10-9, awarding him the battle 29-28.
Consequence: Vinc Pichel def. Jim Miller through unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Recap: Vinc Pichel outworks Jim Miller for unanimous determination
Information: Jim Miller (32-15 MMA, 21-14 UFC), Vinc Pichel (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC)
Referee: Herb Dean
Judging: Sal D’Amato (29-28, giving Pichel rounds 2 and three), Dave Hagen (29-28, giving Pichel rounds 2 and three), Eric Colon (29-28, giving Pichel rounds 2 and three, with a 10-Eight in spherical 2)
Spherical 1 – Dodson will get the middle, and Dvalishvili strikes laterally on the skin. A number of motion from each, however every affected person to begin. Couple of fast punches traded however find yourself quick. Dvalishvili making an attempt to chop issues off, however Dodson transferring very properly and slipping again to the middle. Dvalishvili punches his method right into a takedown try. He will get Dodson to a knee. Dodson tries to maneuver up and scramble, however Dvalishvili is ready to clasp the physique and maintain him there. Dvalishvili with knees to the legs as he retains maintain of the physique. Dvalishvili on the again, and he drives in knees to the thigh. He tries to comb the leg, however Dodson is staying upright. Dvalishvili kicks the calf from the again, then again to the knees. Dvalishvili’s nook lets him know to be content material proper there, the place h’s clearly in management. Dodson lastly pulls away with rather less than a minute, consuming a left hand as they break. Entrance kick from Dvalishvili, and he kicks the legs, as properly. Dvalishvili slips a Dodson combo. They finish on the toes, and MMA Junkie offers it to Dvalishvili, 10-9.
Spherical 2 – Each males gentle on their toes. Dodson goes with a left to the physique. Dvalishvili punches his method right into a takedown however pulls again and lands a slick little punch up high. Dvalishvili fakes one other entry, however Dodson slips out to the aspect and again to the middle. Dvalishvili lifts Dodson excessive within the air and drops him to the canvas however doesn’t go along with him. He tries to seize maintain of the again when Dodson pops up, however he can’t get him, so we reset. Punches traded on the toes. Dvalishvili inside for a takedown, however Dodson is ready to bounce off the cage and push him away. Dvalishvili shoots once more shortly after and pin Dodson to the cage. Quick punches inside for Dvalishvili. He lifts Dodson and drops him to the canvas, however Dodson is instantly again to his toes and scampers away. Proper hand lands for Dvalishvili. Dvalishvili misses on just a few takedown entries, and Dodson slips again to the middle. Into the ultimate minute, Dodson transferring properly. Dvalishvili urgent however can’t reduce the cage with Dodson’s quickness. Left hand for Dvalishvili. Dodson with a flurry, after which he defends the takedown. On the bell, Dvalishvili drives over a knee for the takedown. MMA Junkie offers it once more to Dvalishvili, 10-9.
Spherical 3 – Fast present of respect from each males to begin the third earlier than they every yell on the high of their lungs. Dvalishvili with an enormous punch to open, however Dodson transferring properly and seeking to counter. Dodson slips a clinch try and lands a mixture. Dvalishvili drives in with a proper however eats a left hand in reply. Dodson is coping with the advances very properly, however he’s compelled to let Dvalishvili set the tone. Dvalishvili lands a proper after which drives inside. He locks the legs and lifts Dodson excessive within the air. When he units him down, Dodson pushes the top and turns and escapes fantastically. Dvalishvili the aggressor. He drives ahead once more, however Dodson stuffs him and slips away. Dodson simply not getting many possibilities to actually get one thing going. He does land a left hand, however he can’t actually comply with it up. Dvalishvili continues seeking to punch his method into the takedown, however Dodson is as much as the problem. Dodson retreating and discovering moments. Remaining minute, and Dvalishvili deep on a takedown. As quickly as he scores it, Dodson is again on his toes. Dvalishvili stays proper on the clinch and works the legs a bit of. Knees and foot stomps. Dodson breaks free on the finish, and he tries to swing, however it’s not there. MMA Junkie offers the ultimate spherical to Dvalishvili, 10-9, and awards him the battle 30-27.
Consequence: Merab Dvalishvili def. John Dodson through unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Recap: Merab Dvalishvili outworks John Dodson for fifth straight win
Information: John Dodson (21-12 MMA, 10-7 UFC), Merab Dvalishvili (12-Four MMA, 5-2 UFC)
Referee: Chris Tognoni
Judging: Derek Cleary (30-27), Sal D’Amato (30-27), Rick Winter (30-27)
Spherical 1 – They waste little time participating and buying and selling punches. Burns shoots ahead and is tagged with a proper hand. H goes ahead once more shortly after and does get Pineda to the ground however can’t maintain him there. Pineda scrambles and reverses, although he finds himself in Burns’ closed guard. Burns’s head towards the cage, and Pineda with just a few quick punches from the highest. He postures and lands just a few greater punches earlier than passing to half-guard. Pineda lastly postures and appears to cross, standing after which diving again in with a punch. Burns rolls his hops and tries to get into an armbar place. It’s not there, and Pineda comfy on high, delivering punches from a dominant place. Burns caught within the place, and his nook requires a sweep. Pineda stands after which drives with a punch as soon as once more. He’s having actual success on high. Burns making an attempt to get his legs in place for a submission, however Pineda pushing them apart with ease. We finish there, and MMA Junkie offers it to Pineda, 10-9.
Spherical 2 – They commerce punches once more to open, however this time Burns shoots shortly and will get the battle to the ground. Pineda scrambles properly and will get to his toes, however Burns stays tight to him and has the leg grapevined, and he’s in a position to drag issues again to the ground. Pineda defends on the ground and elbows the legs a number of instances, Burns is affected person and meticulously steps over to mount after which locks the triangle grip round his opponent’s legs. Pineda scrambles and makes a transfer, however Burns will get to this again. Pineda turns once more, and with some effort, he’s now in high place. Burns’ nook calling for him to maneuver as he works from his again and has his head once more towards the fence. Pineda in a position to transition to a crucifix, and he delivers just a few punches as he seems to isolate the arm. Burns caught on his again, and Pineda tags him just a few elbows. Burns making an attempt to show his hips, however Pineda is heavy within the crucifix. Referee Mark Smith watches intently. Pineda continues to pour it on, and this battle is named off.
Consequence: Daniel Pineda def. Herbert Burns through TKO (elbows) – Spherical 2, 4:37
Information: Herbert Burns (11-Three MMA, 2-1 UFC), Daniel Pineda (27-13 MMA, 4-Four UFC)
Referee: Mark Smith
Spherical 1 – Rozenstruik within the middle, and Dos Santos transferring aspect to aspect. Each males affected person to begin. Rozenstruik with a kick to the legs. Dos Santos with a proper to the physique, and Rozenstruik kicks the leg once more. Jab from Dos Santos, instantaneous kick from Rozenstruik. Clear he desires to cut these down. Dos Santos with a entrance kick that catches the cup, however we battle on. Dos Santos kicks excessive, however it’s blocked. Dos Santos with an overhand proper, and he simply will get out of the way in which of the return hearth. Overhand proper from Dos Santos, adopted by a slick left. He’s the one urgent the motion, however he’s cautious of the counters. Inside low kick from Rozenstruik. Dos Santos with a proper to the physique. Dos Santos jabs to the physique. Rozenstruik’s nook desires him to be the one throwing first. Not occurring but. Rozenstruik sticking with the assaults on the legs. He catches a kick and tries to launch a missile as he holds, however Dos Santos simply evades. Bug overhand from Dos Santos, then a jab to the physique. Dos Santos misses on a spinning kick. Rozenstruik low kicks catches the groin, and we take a break. It’s transient, and there are simply seconds remaining on the restart. We finish on the toes, and MMA Junkie offers the primary to Dos Santos, 10-9.
Spherical 2 – Inside low kick from Rozenstruik. He seems a bit of extra full of life in his bounce. He rushes ahead, however Dos Santos catches him with a left and strikes away. Rozenstruik’s kicks to the legs gaining energy, however Dos Santos staying away from the ability of the arms thus far. Dos Santos works to the physique. He blocks a excessive kick. Clear proper from Dos Santos. Rozenstruik does counter with a low kick. Rozenstruik’s nook continues to ask him to be first, however he’s not doing it so far. Dos Santos transferring properly, not letting himself be a stationary goal. Midway by means of. Dos Santos once more with a clear proper down the pipe. Dos Santos with a jab and a lead hook. He’s transferring properly and simply selecting his spots. Low kick from Rozenstruik. Dos Santos off-balance for a second, and he scampers away to reset. He’s retaining himself away as finest he can. Lastly, Rozenstruik is ready to nook him to the fence. Dos Santos on the lookout for an escape, however he’s clipped with a proper and drops. He tries to scamper up, however Rozenstruik senses his alternative and pounces with punches. Dos Santos struggling to regain his wits, however Rozenstruik received’t enable it. Punches coming, and this battle is waved off
Consequence: Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. Junior Dos Santos through TKO (punches) – Spherical 2, 3:47
Information: Junior Dos Santos (21-Eight MMA, 15-7 UFC), Jairzinho Rozenstruik (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC)
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Spherical 1 – Vera with a low kick to open. O’Malley does the identical. O’Malley switches stances and teases advances, whereas Vera research a bit. O’Malley with one other sharp low kick. Vera switching stances, as properly. O’Malley once more with a stinging low kick. He kicks to the physique, and Vera can’t fairly catch the leg. Each males affected person to open. O’Malley towards the fence, and he drops his arms, tempting Vera to maneuver ahead. O’Malley takes an fascinating step. His proper leg appears to be bothering him, maybe? Vera senses it, too. O’Malley with an enormous proper hand that’s blocked. O’Malley appears to be transferring OK as he shuffles exterior. Nonetheless, one thing appears to be improper with the correct leg. O’Malley assaults, however he falls again as he tries to plant that proper leg. Vera follows to high, and and he’s driving bug pictures whereas in high place. Elbows land clear, and punches rating, as properly. Referee Herb Dean calls it, and O’Malley instantly grabs that proper ankle space.
Consequence: Marlon Vera def. Sean O’Malley through TKO (elbows, punches) – Spherical 1, 4:40
Information: Sean O’Malley (12-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC), Marlon Vera (18-6-1 MMA, 10-5 UFC)
Referee: Herb Dean