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Two amazing title bouts, one blockbuster pay-per-view (PPV) fight card.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to pull the trigger on perhaps its most loaded pay-per-view (PPV) event ever, UFC 194: "Aldo vs. McGregor," which takes place next Saturday night (Dec. 12, 2015) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
If the long-awaited Featherweight championship unification grudge match between Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor wasn't enough to give you pause, UFC 194's PPV co-main event will feature undefeated Middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, looking to silence former 185-pound Strikeforce kingpin, Luke Rockhold.
And don't forget the No. 1 Middleweight contender eliminator match between Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza.
All that and so much more -- UFC 194 is seriously stacked from top-to-bottom with incredible match ups.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 194 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and 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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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 194 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 194 QUICK RESULTS:
Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor -- McGregor def. Aldo by KO (punches) at 0:13 of Round One
Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold -- Rockhold def. Weidman by TKO (punches) at 3:12 of Round Four
Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza -- Romero def. Souza by split decision (29-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson -- Maia def. Nelson by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25 x2)
Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens -- Holloway def. Stephens by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Saenz -- Faber def. Saenz by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Tecia Torres vs. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger -- Torres def. Jones-Lybarger by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Warlley Alves vs. Colby Covington -- Alves def. Covington by submission (guillotine) at 1:26 of Round One
Kevin Lee vs. Leonardo Santos -- Santos def. Lee by TKO (punches) at 3:26 of Round One
Magomed Mustafaev vs. Joe Proctor -- Mustafaev def. Proctor by TKO (knees and punches) at 1:54 of Round One
John Makdessi vs. Yancy Medeiros -- Medeiros def. Makdessi by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Marcio Alexandre Jr. vs. Court McGee -- McGee def. Alexandre by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
UFC 194 PLAY-BY-PLAY UPDATES:
145 lbs. UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo vs. Interim 145-Pound Titleholder Conor McGregor
Round one: McGregor fires a left straight to start the fight. Big left hook from Aldo and McGregor, out of nowhere, destroys him coming in with a massive left hook. Conor McGregor is the undisputed UFC Featherweight Champion.
Final result: McGregor def. Aldo by KO (punches)
UFC 194 PPV Co-Main Event:
185 lbs.: UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold
Round one: Weidman opens with a head kick attempt. Low kick lands, Rockhold lands a harder one in return. Weidman connects with a left hook and looks to take Rockhold's back. He hops up and puts in both hooks. One minute in. Rockhold looking to shake him off and attempts to take top position. Weidman loses his grip on Rockheld's left arm and the challenger presses him against the fence. Weidman cracks him with an elbow and completes a double-leg into side control. Rockhold briefly threatens a Kimura. Two minutes in. Rockhold scrambles up, eats a knee as Weidman presses him against the fence. They trade knees to the body. Sharp elbow form Weidman. Two minutes to go.
Rockhold looks for a guillotine. Weidman takes him down into the opposite side control, getting himself out of danger. Rockhold staying attached to his head. One minute to go. Rockhold still just holding onto him. Herb dean stands them up from side control, oddly enough. Rockhold lands a body kick and Weidman shoots. Rockhold latches onto a guillotine and a scramble ensues. Rockhold winds up on top un guard. Weidman scoots to the fence before the bell. 10-9 Weidman.
Round two: Nice check hook from Rockhold hurts Weidman. Weidman covers up, then circles out of danger. Body kick by the former Strikeforce champ. Weidman lands a body kick and looks to clinch, only for Rockhold to grab the front headlock and circle off. Body kick by Rockhold. Weidman lands one himself. One minute in. Rockhold looks for a head kick. Low kick connects. Weidman grabs double unders, Rockhold exits with a head kick. Body kick and head kick attempt by Rockhold. Two minutes in. Weidman tries a head kick, eats a right hand. Counter hook by Weidman. He again takes Rockhold to the fence. Luke circles and separates. Brazilian kick from Rockhold goes high. Hard right cross. Two minutes to go.
Rockhold lands another check hook, then a straight left. Weidman plodding after him. Body shot by Rockhold, then a leg kick. Both land body kicks. Inside low kicks by the champion. One minute in. Weidman whiffs on an overhand right and circles away. One minute to go. Rockhold flicks out another Brazilian kick. Low kick lands. Weidman lands a body kick that appears to hurt Rockhold, who comes back with a straight left. 10-9 Rockhold.
Round three: Weidman pressing forward, lands a body and leg kick. Check hook lands and he catches a body kick before throwing one of his own. Check hook by Rockhold and Weidman enters the clinch. One minute in. Rockhold makes space; he's got a mouse under his right eye. Weidman fires some body kicks. Overhand right misses and he eats a check hook, only to come back with a heavy straight right. Weidman drags him to the mat on the fence. Rockhold trying to use the cage to stand, does so. Two minutes in. Rockhold with some knees to the body. Both land hooks and Rockhold connects with a left straight. Kicks from Rockhold, then another left straight. 1-2 by Rockhold, body kicks from Weidman. Two minutes to go.
Rockhold lands inside, then eats another body kick. He's breathing with his mouth open. Weidman tries a wheel kick and Rockhold latches into him, taking the champion's back. He transitions to full mount. One minute to go. Weidman covering up. Heavy punches by Rockhold. These are savage shots by Rockhold. Herb Dean standing right over them. Weidman blocking but not making any effort to stand. Somehow, the champion survives the round. 10-9 Rockhold.
Round four: Weidman starts the round with a body kick and straight right. Body kick by Rockhold, then a straight right. Weidman grabs the fence to avoid a takedown. Double underhooks for Luke Rockhold. He hoists Weidman up and brings him down. Half guard for Rockhold. One minute in. Weidman regains guard. Rockhold posturing up, landing hard punches. Chris Weidman is a bloody mess at the moment. Two minutes in. Rockhold denies an attempt to stand, then dives in with a hard left hand and takes side control. Rockhold nearly takes full mount, now he effectively does. Rockhold drills him with punches until the referee steps in. Luke Rockhold is your new UFC Middleweight Champion.
Final result: Rockhold def. Weidman by TKO (punches)
UFC 194 PPV Main Card (10 p.m. ET):
185 lbs.: Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza
Round one: Romero circling early. Head kick attempt. Straight right lands for Jacare, Romero circles off. Jacare to the body. One minute in. Feints from Romero. Souza with another body shot. Front kick misses. Romero whiffs on a looping left. Two minutes in. Romero with a cuffing overhand left. Straight left connects. Two minutes to go.
BIG spinning backfist drops Jacare. Jacare waves him on. Romero landing some nasty shots from on top. Big punches by the Cuban. Jacare tries to tie him up in guard. Jacare looks for a leg, eats more savage punches. One minute to go. Romero keeping up a steady diet of shots. Jacare looks for a triangle, doesn't get it. Heavy elbows by Romero. Jacare rolls for an armbar, Romero gets his elbow out. Souza avoids further punishment until the bell. 10-9 Romero.
Round two: Fun fact: the missed kick-spinning backfist combo Romero hit him with is the same thing Feijao used to finish Romero in Strikeforce. Jacare did not look good heading back into the corner.
Oblique kick by Romero, then a front kick and left straight attempt. Side kick to the shin. One minute in. Jacare shoots, Romero stuffs it and threatens a takedown of his own. Jacare clips him with an overhand right. Two minutes in. Jacare shoots again, looks for a single-leg. Romero fighting it off, blatantly grabs the fence to do so and take top position. The ref stands them up and warns Romero for grabbing the fence. Nice. Two minutes to go.
Straight left by Romero, body shot by Jacare. Body kick by the Cuban. Jacare lands a straight right, shoots and misses. Jacare with another to the body. One minute to go. Front kick to the body and left hook from Romero. Souza with a body kick. Solid low kick trips Souza up. 10-9 Souza.
Round three: Jacare whiffs on an overhand right. Body kick lands for him, then a leg kick. Romero nearly ducks into a front kick to the face. One minute in. Nice body kick and straight left by Romero. Low kick lands. Jacare shoots, Romero limp-legs out. Body kick by Souza. Uppercut and left straight land for the Cuban. Lead elbow connects. Two minutes in. Jacare dings Romero with some hard shots and he tees off on the fence. Jacare completes a takedown into half guard. Sharp right hands from the Brazilian. Two minutes to go.
Jacare looking for an arm-triangle. Romero tries to get up with an underhook, nothing there. More jackhammer rights from Souza. One minute to go. Jacare maintaining half guard, Romero looking for an underhook. Romero scrambles up in the last fifteen seconds and holds Jacare against the fence. 10-9 Souza.
Final result: Romero def. Souza by split decision
170 lbs.: Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson
Round one: Maia shoots immediately. Nelson fights it off and lands on top. Maia scrambles back up and they jockey for position on the fence. Single-leg attempt from Maia. Nelson looking for a guillotine. One minute in. Gunnar counters a trip into half guard. Gunnar steps over and Maia stands up for a single-leg. He takes Gunnar's back, immediately putting in both hooks. Two minutes in. Punches under the arm from Maia. Gunnar tries to roll but Maia takes the mount. Solid punches by Maia. Gunnar bucks amd Maia again takes the back. Nelson trying to escape out the backdoor. Two minutes to go.
This is really, really good grappling. Maia maintaining back mount, thumping away with punches. Body triangle. They go to the ground and Maia continues chipping away. One minute to go. Maia working towards the rear-naked choke. Solid elbows by Maia. Gunnar's nose might be busted at this point. Maia switches to an armbar, breaks the grip but Nelson takes top position. Maia keeps him in half guard until the bell. 10-9 Maia.
Round two: Maia moves forward, eats a straight right. Lead left from Maia, Nelson circles off. Maia shoots, and runs the pipe for a single-leg. Nelson sweeps his way up, but Maia gets back onto a leg and looks for the rear waistlock. One minute in. Maia trying to trip him down. Nelson keeps grabbing the fence. Maia sneaks in a hook, takes out Nelson's base, and puts in the other one. Maia in backpack mode as Gunnar stands, holding onto a wrist. Solid shots by Maia from under the arm. Two minutes in. Nelson eating some nasty punches and goes to the ground. He manages to sweep his way into top position. Two minutes to go.
Nelson on top in open guard. Maia sweeps him right back and Nelson uses butterfly guard. One minute to go. Maia grinding away with ground-and-pound. He's nearly passed to mount, thumping Nelson with nasty elbows. Maia staying extremely heavy and passes to mount, smashing home more elbows. 10-8 Maia.
Round three: Straight left lands for Maia. He shoots and hits another takedown. A scramble ensues and Gunnar looks for a guillotine. Maia avoids it and establishes top position. One minute in. Punches and elbows by the Brazilian. Gunnar with one butterfly hook. Maia looks for half guard, snuffs out an attempt at deep half from Nelson. Another set of elbows crash home. Maia is embarrassing a phenomenal grappler and making it look easy. Nelson gives up his back and Maia locks up the body triangle. Two minutes to go.
Maia thumps the body with right hands as Nelson continues to defend. Maia looks to crush his face, squeezing on Nelson's jaw. One minute to go. Maia keeps hitting him with short punches, looking to soften the Icelander up. Nelson manages to roll through into top position. Maia latches onto him until the bell. 10-8 Maia.
Final result: Maia def. Nelson by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens
Round one: Stephens opens with leg kicks. Straight left by Holloway. Another low kick from Stephens. One minute in. Another low kick from Stephens. Not a lot of volume from Holloway thus far. Front kick to the body. Kick exchange, low kicks from Stephens. 2-3 by Holloway lands clean. Two minutes in. Right hook connects for Holloway. Stephens fires another low kick and ties up after taking a body kick. He presses Holloway against the fence. Two minutes to go.
Stephens changes levels, nothing there. They separate. Body kick and left straight from the Hawaiian. Stephens whiffs on an uppercut. One minute to go. Holloway lands a right hook. Another good low kick from Stephens. 3-2 by Holloway. Stephens ducks under a wild swing and takes Holloway to the fence until the bell. 10-9 Stephens.
Round two: Stephens steps in with a right to the body, eats one upstairs. Body kick from Holloway, leg kick from Stephens. Holloway low kick. Hard right hand on the exit. One minute in. Nice check hook from Holloway. Spinning back kick to the body and Stephens ties up. Stephens pressing him against the cage, looking for the takedown. Two minutes in. Holloway spins free. Nice exchange, Stephens lands a hard uppercut. Body shot. Two minutes to go.
1-2 by Holloway and Stephens again takes him to the fence. Holloway's takedown defense holding up and he lands a right on the exit. One minute to go. Nice counter right. Stephens looks for a single-leg, takes him to the fence again. Holloway circles out. He stuffs another shot before the bell. 10-9 Holloway.
Round three: Low kick from Stephens. Right hook by Holloway. Stephens to the body on the inside. Head kick by Stephens just misses, leg kick does not. Holloway hops in with an uppercut and takes Stephens down. Half guard for Holloway as Stephens scoots to the fence. One minute in. Side control now. Stephens turns into him and Holloway takes his back, putting in a hook. Stephens regains half guard. Nice elbows by Holloway. Holloway spins to the bak, both hooks in. Two minutes in. Stephens manages to get free with two minutes to go, pressing Holloway against the fence.
They separate. Two counters by Stephens. Stephens wading forward, winging wide punches. Stephens with a knee and left hook. Stephens scores a brief takedown, presses Holloway against the cage. Double unders for Stephens. One minute to go. Right hook by Holloway. Holloway tries a jumping knee. Body kick from Stephens, then another takedown attempt. Stephens winging bombs now. Holloway with a right hook and some nasty counters at the bell. 10-9 Holloway.
Final result: Holloway def. Stephens by unanimous decision
UFC 194 "Prelims" on FOX Sports 1 (8 p.m. ET):
135 lbs.: Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Saenz
Round one: Faber runs in with a low kick. Running knee and overhand right by Faber. Saenz ties up and Faber looks for a throw. Saenz scrambles up and gets his head out of a guillotine. Elbow and knee by Urijah. Saenz denies a takedown and gets the front headlock. One minute in. Urijah scrambles up. Saenz falls short with a combination. Nice leg kick trips Faber up. Sanez blocks an overhand right. Two minutes in. Good lead right by Faber. Saenz lands a low kick and they trade knees to the body. Faber clobbers him with a handful of elbows inside. Back to the center. Knee to the body from Faber. Two minutes to go.
Lead right from Faber. Faber tries a shot and attempts to roll through, nothing there. Faber to the body, two counters from Saenz. Faber catches a kick, can't use it but lands an elbow. One minute to go. Saenz looking for right hands, stuffs a shot. Faber with an elbow on the break. Counter right by Faber when Saenz tries a flying knee. Faber clinches after getting kneed and they jockey for position until the bell. 10-9 Faber.
Round two: Low kick from Saenz. Faber rocks him with a huge knee and goes to work with a fusillade of punches and elbows. Sanez trying to tie up, eating more and more elbows by Faber. Saenz is eating some brutal shots. One minute in. Knees to the body from Faber, then more elbows. Huge throw from Urijah directly into the mounted crucifix. Saenz sweeps him, landing in half guard. Saenz moving towards the back. Rear waistlock for Saenz. Two minutes in. Faber looks for the switch, can't get it. Hard elbow by Faber, who reverses position. Knee by Sauenz before they split. Two minutes to go.
Faber is not moving well right now. Inside leg kick trips Faber up. Front kick, right hand. Hard right hand by Faber, Saenz answers. Straight right hand from Saenz. One minute to go. Faber catches a low kick, can't get him down. Knee by Saenz, right hand by Faber. They separate. Counter right by Faber. Saenz sprawls on a shot, can't takethe back. Uppercut and right hand connect. 10-9 Faber.
Round three: Low kick by Saenz. Faber catches a low kick, can't use it. Saenz sneaks in a nice uppercut, then a right hand when Faber tries to go high. One minute in. Swatting right hand by Saenz, right cross by Faber. They clinch up on the fence. Saenz changes levels. Nothing there, elbow on the break. Saenz lands a good low kick, eats a pair of knees downstairs. Two minutes in. Counter elbow by Faber. Good punching exchange. He tries to clinch, lands a knee. Two minutes to go.
Another hard low kick and straight right by Saenz. Faber comes back with an overhand right and a stiff jab. 1-2 lands. Faber stuffs a shot. Faber gets the bodylock and hits an outside trip. Saenz scoots to the fence. One minute to go. Saenz working his way back to his feet, does so. They face one another and separate. Urijah spins him to the mat and Saenz threatens a leglock at the bell. 10-9 Saenz.
Final result: Faber def. Saenz by unanimous decision
115 lbs.: Tecia Torres vs. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger
Round one: Torres spends the first couple of minutes using her speed advantage, landing hard combinations on the much larger Jones-Lybarger. Torres pressing her up against the fence. Two minutes to go.
Torres still looking for the takedown. Jones-Lybarger defending well thus far. One minute to go. Knee up top from Torres, but not much in terms of other striking in the clinch. Jones-Lybrager reverses position briefly. Torres grabs the bodylock. 10-9 Torres.
Round two: They clinch, Torres exits with an overhand right. Jones-Lybarger stalking forward. Left hook from Jones-Lybarger, right hand by Torres. Another after JJL catches a kick. Jones-Lybarger wraps her up with a bodylock. Pressing Torres against the fence. One minute in. More grinding from Jones-Lybarger. Torres reverses position. Two minutes in. Torres exits with a right hook. Quick exchange on the fence. 1-2 by Torres. Torres ducks a punch and shoots. JJL stuffs it and presses her against the fence. Torres eventually reverses. Two minutes to go.
JJL reverses in turn. They separate. Torres lands a pair of heavy combinations. Another. That lead right is money. Torres stuffs a shot and takes top position, punching from half guard. Nice elbows by Torres as she pins an arm. One minute to go. Elbows from JJL off her back. Torres tries to posture up, settles for short shots. She stands over her foe, who rolls for a leg at the bell. 10-9 Torres.
Round three: JJL continues to advance, eats a right hand. Torres' hands are just so much faster. JJL walks into the clinch, eats a counter and gets reversed. They separate. Nasty lead right by Torres, who is sitting down on her punchers much better than she has in the past. Another counter right and a side kick. One minute in. JJL tries a Superman punch and eats a 2-3. JJL to the body. She continues to advance but is getting caught almost every single time she gets close. Two minutes in. 2-3 by Torres, who circles off again. Jones-Lybarger ties up on the fence. She tries to change levels, Torres defends. Two minutes to go.
They separate and Torres lands a hard 3-2. Right hook. She's beating the shit out of Jones-Lybarger. Savage punches by Torres. Jones-Lybarger manages to clinch and tie up with an overhook. One minute to go. They trade knees to the body inside. Torres gets free with a hard right hand. Right straight, 1-2, right straight. She's battering Jones-Lybarger but JJL manages to land a hard hook. They clinch to end the round. 10-9 Torres, nearly 10-8.
Final result: Torres def. Jones-Lybarger by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Warlley Alves vs. Colby Covington
Round one: Body kick from Alves to start out, then a hard knee to the head that prompts a shot. Covington wrangles him down, avoiding a guillotine in the process. Alves works his way up on the fence. One minute in. Covington continues to drive, lands a hard elbow. Alves jumps guard with a guillotine. Covington tries to slam his way out, but it's not to be. Submission win for Warlley Alves.
Final result: Alves def. Covington by submission (guillotine choke)
155 lbs.: Kevin Lee vs. Leonardo Santos
Round one: Tentative start to the fight, both men pawing. Teep by Santos. More front kicks, Lee answers. One minute in. Stiff right by the Brazilian. Neither man has landed a serious shot yet. Low kick by Santos. Two minutes in. Body kick from Lee, then a 1-2 on the fence. Lee taunts and Santos hits a blast double, moving to the back as Lee scrambles up. Lee gets free and they resume striking. They trade punches and a huge straight right drops Lee. Santos pounds away until the referee pulls him off. Major upset.
Final result: Santos def. Lee by TKO (punches)
UFC 194 "Prelims" on UFC Fight Pass (7 p.m. ET):
155 lbs.: Magomed Mustafaev vs. Joe Proctor
Round one: Low kicks from both men. Wheel kick attempt by Mustafaev met by a low kick. Mustafaev on the advance, eats another low kick and a punch flurry. One minute in. Mustafaev looks for a spinning back kick and clips the groin with the follow-up. Mustafaev backs him to the fence and they trade hard punches. Mustafaev slams home a pair of body kicks that hurt Proctor. Mustafaev goes to work with massive knees that lift Proctor off the mat. Proctor goes down and covers up as Mustafaev pounds away for the stoppage.
Final result: Mustafaev def. Proctor by TKO (knees and punches)
155 lbs.: John Makdessi vs. Yancy Medeiros
Round one: Low kick from Makdessi to start. Both toss out more low kicks. Medeiros coming up short with punches, lands a couple low kicks. One minute in. Medeiros looks for a high kick and jabs while Makdessi picks away at the lead leg. Makdessi catches a kick and tries to counter, cannot do so. Two minutes in. Makdessi with a hard counter right. Spinning back kick attempt. Leg kicks by both men. Overhand right from Makdessi. Medeiros working behind his jab as well. Two minutes to go.
Thudding leg kick by Medeiros. Makdessi digs in a side kick to the body. Medeiros reaches him with a 1-2. Straight left by Medeiros, straight right by Makdessi, who's catching some of the low kicks. One minute to go. Spinning back kick by Makdessi. Counter left lands. Makdessi pops him with a jab and side kick, then catches a low kick at the bell. 10-9 Makdessi.
Round two: Medeiros making a measured advance, prodding with kicks. Medeiros lands a pair of good left straights. Solid jab met by a low kick. Body shot by Medeiros. One minute in. Medeiros tries a spinning back kick and gets clipped by a left hook. Medeiros much busier this round with his jab and straights. 1-2 by Medeiros met by a left hook. Makdessi fires a wheel kick. Both men land left hands. Two minutes in. Body jab by Makdessi. Another after a low kick. Solid right by Medeiros, who eats a left hook in return. Body kick. Two minutes to go
Medeiros connects on another long right hand, countered by The Bull. Side kick from Makdessi. Makdessi checking low kicks and following with jabs. Check hook from Makdessi and Medeiros takes him to the fence. He stuffs a takedown and lands a right hand on the exit. Straight left by Medeiros as Makdessi goes to work with low kicks. One minute to go. Another straight right by Medeiros. Counter flurry in return by Makdessi. 1-2 by Medeiros. Makdessi counters a 1-2 with a left hook. 10-9 Medeiros.
Round three: Makdessi catches a low kick and chases with jabs, then goes back to the lead leg kicks. Makdessi to the body, attempts a hook kick. Counter hook lands. Medeiros tries to step in with an elbow. One minute in. Makdessi runs him into a stiff jab. Jab exchanges. 3-2 from Medeiros. Makdessi with body and head kicks, lands a counter left. Medeiros with a nice right cross. Jab and low kick from Makdessi. Two minutes in. Triple jab from the Canadian. Medeiros lands a hard right cross, then another behind the jab. Spinning back kick from Makdessi. Makdessi trips Medeiros up by catching a kick. Two minutes to go.
Makdessi pressing forward, jabbing and tossing out kicks. Medeiros coming up short with a lot of his punches. Solid shots upstairs by The Bull. Makdessi pursuing with kicks. One minute to go. Nice right cross by Medeiros answered with a side kick. Makdessi pressuring, lands a left hook. Hard straight right knocks Medeiros' head back. They wing punches at one another after Makdessi replaces his mouthpiece.. Medeiros scores a left hook knockdown as both men land heavy shots until the bell. 10-9 Makdessi.
Final result: Medeiros def. Makdessi by split decision
170 lbs.: Marcio Alexandre Jr. vs. Court McGee
Round one: McGee comes out with a body kick. Harder one from Alexandre, who nearly gets tripped up. Alexandre with a body kick and straight left. Head kick nearly lands. One minute in. Another good body kick from Alexandre. Court shoots, stuffed. Leg kick exchange. Nice pivot. Court takes him to the fence with over-unders. Two minutes in. Brief takedown attempt. They jockey for position, Court landing knees to the thigh. Knee to the body before they separate. Nice counter by Alexandre. Two minutes to go.
Another counter left hits home. Court pops him with a long right hand. Counter right lands, Court accidentally hits groin. Alexandre continues circling on the reset. One minute to go. McGee cracks him with a spinning backfist and charges into the clinch. Alexandre latches onto a tight-looking guillotine and jumps guard, only for McGee to pop his head out and go to work with solid shots until the bell. 10-9 Alexandre.
Round two: Leg kick exchange. Body kick by Alexandre, Court lands a leg kick and moves back into the clinch behind a body kick. One minute in. MCGee staying heavy on him, looking for short shots to the body. Alexandre circles off and separates. McGee flicks out some kicks. Two minutes in. Straight lefts by Alexandre. Court catches a kick and tries to change levels. Knees to the thigh. Two minutes to go.
Alexandre defending well as McGee dings away at his thigh. The ref breaks them up with a minute to go. Combination from McGee, low-to-high. Alexandre lands a counter left. McGee walks after him until the bell. 10-9 McGee.
Round three: They exchange in the center early on. Court shoots and finally completes a takedown, digging in punches as Alexandre works towards the fence. The Brazilian makes it up and McGee goes back to grinding. Dirty boxing on the exit. One minute in. McGee lands a counter right, then another after slipping a left hand. McGee avoiding the counters well. Clash of heads. Two minutes in. Left connects for Alexandre, then a body kick for McGee. Court digs a right downstairs and muscles him to the fence. McGee changes levels, nothing there. Alexandre makes the mistake of looking for another guillotine and Court slams him down. Two minutes to go.
McGee going to work with some hard shots from the guard. One minute to go. Elbows to the head and body punches landing well. He keeps landing heavy elbows until the bell. 10-9 McGee.
Final results: McGee def. Alexandre by unanimous decision