Doesn't matter how you cross the finish line, so long as you cross it.
After yet another injury to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Chris Weidman, who was tasked with defending his 185-pound crown against Vitor Belfort, the promotion will ask its women's bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey to save the day.
And she's getting a little help from her 135-pound friends.
Shortly before "Rowdy" gets into a five-round battle opposite division No. 1 contender Cat Zingano, former pro boxer Holly Holm will make her Octagon debut in the UFC 184 co-main event against the rough-and-tumble Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 veteran Raquel Pennington.
All that and so much more.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 184 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 under card 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 184 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 184 QUICK RESULTS:
Ronda Rousey def. Cat Zingano by submission (armbar) at 0:14 of Round One
Holly Holm def. Raquel Pennington by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Jake Ellenberger def. Josh Koscheck by submission (guillotine) at 4:20 of Round Two
Alan Jouban def. Richard Walsh by TKO (elbow and punches) at 2:19 of Round One
Tony Ferguson def. Gleison Tibau by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:37 of Round One
Roan Carneiro def. Mark Munoz by technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:40 of Round One
Roman Salazar and Norifumi Yamamoto fight to No Contest (eye poke) at 2:37 of Round Two
Tim Means def. Dhiego Lima by TKO (strikes) at 2:17 of Round One
Derrick Lewis def. Ruan Potts by TKO (punches) at 3:18 of Round Two
Valmir Lazaro def. James Krause by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Masio Fullen def. Alexander Torres by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
UFC 184 LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY:
135 lbs.: UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano
Round 1: Cat charges in with a knee and a crazy scramble ensues. Ronda winds up on Cat's back and, in the blink of an eye, she's got the armbar. Wow.
Final result: Rousey def. Zingano by submission (armbar)
135 lbs.: Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
Round 1: Holm circling early. Holm comes in for a low kick and Raquel ties up. Holly shucks her off and separates. Rocky ducks a right hook and Holly takes her to the fence. Both land knees to the body before they split. One minute in. Good punching exchange, side kick from Holly. Good straight left by the boxing champ. Pennington low kick, clinch attempt denied. Left lands for her. Two minutes in. Pennington low kick, avoids a Holm side kick. Pennington changes levels but can't get her down, eating a knee to the body. Pennington lands a straight right and leg kick. Holm head kick caught, Pennington can't get her down but takes her to the fence. Two minutes to go.
They trade knees to the body and knees. Teep by Holm. Combination as she presses forward, Pennington tries to answer. One minute to go. Pennington ties up, eats an elbow on the break. Straight left by Holly, then a punching combo. Holm head kick blocked, hook kick misses. Pennington ducks a right hook and takes a side kick before the bell. 10-9 Holm.
Round 2: Holm looking for the straight left, just misses with a head kick. Leg kick by Pennington. Straight left by Holm, Pennington with a right on the inside. Low kick lands for her, Holm head kick goes high. One minute in. Holm with a straight left and knee to the body. Holm moves in with a combo, eats some short punches from Rocky. Pennington ties up, eats a knee to the body and a side kick on the break. Two minutes in. Holm head kick blocked, Superman punch misses. They clinch and Pennington tags the body. Lead uppercut by Holm. Pennington low kick amidst a series of Holm jabs. Two minutes to go.
Straight left inside from Holly, 2-3 by Pennington. Pennington ties up and eats a knee to the body. Front kick by Pennington, right hand inside. Holm tries a front kick. Holm goes high, lands with the foot. Straight left lands. One minute to go. Pennington with a leg kick. Body shot from Holm, right up top from Pennington. She ties up. They trade knees to the body. Holly lands another pair before they split. Pennington on the offensive at the bell. 10-9 Pennington.
Round 3: Pennington lands a low kick early. Holm answers after taking another. Holm lands a straight left to the body. Counter uppercut from the boxing champ. Right hook inside. One minute in. Pennington lands a low kick, eats a left upstairs. Holm looks for a hook kick, eats a leg kick. Holly lands a cross inside at the end of a combo, eats a right straight and lands one of her own. Two minutes in. Pennington with a clubbing right, blocks a head kick. Left uppercut by Holm connects after a missed straight. Holm kicks the body. Two minutes to go.
Pennington knocks Holm down with a right hook. Holm scrambles up and drills her with knees to the body in response. They're tied up. Pennington punches, Holm knees to the body. Holm stuffs a takedown, lands more knees to the body. Pennington with a right on the exit. Holm still looking for the head kick. 2-3 by Pennington. One minute to go. Hard right inside from Rocky, then a left hook. Another right on the counter. Holm looks for the head kick. Three-punch combo from the champ, then a left straight. Pennington winging heavy punches in response. There's the bell; good fight. 10-9 Pennington.
Final result: Holm def. Pennington by split decision
170 lbs.: Josh Koscheck vs. Jake Ellenberger
Round 1: Jake pumping the jab early, Kos doing the same. Counter hook by Ellenbgerger lands. Kos blasts through with a double-leg, planting Jake by the cage. Jake scrambles up, nearly giving up his back in the process. One minute in. Kos pressing Jake against the fence. Jake fighting off the takedown, landing some Browne elbows. Foot stomps by Koscheck. Two minutes in. Koscheck still fighting for the takedown. They trade knees to the body. Kos tries to toss him down, can't do so. Ellenberger makes space with underhooks and they return to the center. Counter right from Ellenberger. Two minutes to go.
They exchange inside, Ellenberger landing a glancing right. Kos flicking out kicks. One minute to go. Jake stuffs a level change, then lands an overhand right. Lead right by Koscheck. Cross counter from Ellenberger connects. Jake implores Kos to attack before the bell. 10-9 Ellenberger.
Round 2: Kos shoots in immediately, taking Ellenberger to the fence. Koscheck working hard for the takedown, Ellenberger staying on his feet. One minute in. Koscheck still working against the cage, eats a knee up top. The ref separates them about thirty seconds later. Another cross counter by Jake lands. Lead right this time. Two minutes in. Koscheck's left eye is troubling him, possibly from those punches and the existing damage. Jab exchanges. Left hook and uppercut by Jake, then a glancing overhand right. Four-punch combo against the fence. Two minutes to go.
Ellenberger looking to counter, Koscheck not throwing much. Koscheck blasts through, Ellenberger shucks him off and Josh presses him against the fence. Jake counters with a power guillotine, wrangling Koscheck to the mat. Josh rolls , but Ellenberger squeezes away, eventually earning the tap. Ellenberger is the first man since Drew Fickett in 2005 to submit Koscheck.
Final result: Ellenberger def. Koscheck by submission (guillotine)
170 lbs.: Alan Jouban vs. Richard Walsh
Round 1: Jouban lands a straight left eats a body kick. Walsh on the advance, lands a pair of right hands. Jouban leg kick, then a low kick exchange. Walsh ties up. Walsh lands some knees to the body, eats a pair of punches and a body kick on the exit. Walsh lands a hard overhand as he eats another body kick. One minute in. Walsh looking to go high with kicks. Jouban falls short with a spinning backfist. Walsh lands his own body kick. Jouban answers to the liver. Two minutes in. Straight left by Jouban, Walsh ties up but gets leveled by a level elbow. He wobbles to the fence, bobbing up and down as Jouban cracks him with hard punches. Big John's seen enough; first-round TKO for Jouban.
Final result: Jouban def. Walsh by TKO (elbow and punches)
155 lbs.: Tony Ferguson vs. Gleison Tibau
Round 1: Ferguson opens with an inside leg kick. Tibau goes high, but slips. He scrambles up before Tony can punish him. Ferguson landing some heavy low kicks early. Good two-punch counter by Tibau. One minute in. Ferguson lands a straight right, then a body kick. Ferguson catches a body kick and takes Tiabu down, standing over him and briefly raining down punches to the head and body until the Brazilian scrambles up. Tibau trading with Ferguson, gets rattled with a hard right cross. Tibau on the retreat to the opposite side of the cage, shoots in. Ferguson stuffs it and looks for a palm-to-palm guillotine choke. Two minutes in. Tony drops the choke and proceeds to drop more punches. Tony punching from the top turtle, takes the back and locks up the choke, tapping the BJJ black belt in short order.
Final result: Ferguson def. Tibau by submission (rear-naked choke)
185 lbs.: Mark Munoz vs. Roan Carneiro
Round 1: Carneiro moving forward, tries a low kick that falls short. Same for Munoz. Mark shoots a right hand, Carnero sprawls on it and grabs a front headlock. Carneiro takes top position, dropping the headlock and taking side control. One minute in. Munoz scrambles up and Carneiro takes his back. Carneiro locks up the choke in short order and the favored Munoz goes to sleep, which the referee takes a worryingly long time to recognize.
Final result: Carneiro def. Munoz by technical submission (rear-naked choke)
135 lbs.: Roman Salazar vs. Norifumi Yamamoto
Round 1: Kid rushes in with a right hook early. Salazar high kick falls short. Kid fires another right hook, blocked. Salazar left hook falls short, front kick just misses. One minute in. Salzar connects with a body kick, then one to the leg. Counter right hook connects for the Japanese fighter. Two minutes in. Body kick from Salazar. Another Yamamoto right hook blocked. Salazar just avoids a counter after missing a front kick. Left hook lands for him and he shoots in. Kid stuffs it, eats a left hook on the exit. Two minutes to go.
Yamamoto with an inside leg kick. Nice right uppercut by Kid. Head kick just misses for Salazar, leg kick lands for Kid. Kid catches an eyepoke as he tries to rush in, prompting a pause. Back to the action before long. Salazar head kick misses, knee to the body after being denied a takedown. One minute to go. Counter right connects for El Gallito. Kid whiffs on a counter hook. Bell, 10-9 Yamamoto.
Round 2: Salazar times a leg kick and takes Yamamoto down. Kid scrambles up in a hurry. Good check hook from Yamamoto. Salazar connects with a long left hand. Yamamoto body shot. One minute in. Kid tries a corkscrew uppercut, can't connect. Salazar lands a knee to the body after Kid ties up. Now it's Salazar dealing with a finger in the eye. Back to the action. Both land with hooks. Kid lands a leg kick, eats a left, lands one of his own. Two minutes in. Counter left lands for Kid. Salazar connects with a left hook. Another and again he catches a finger on the way in. It looks like this one did some damage and the doctor comes in to examine him. Salazar admits he can't see out of his left eye and this fight is over.
Final result: Salazar and Yamamoto fight to no contest (eye poke)
170 lbs.: Dhiego Lima vs. Tim Means
Round 1: Means on the front foot early, head kick blocked. Leg kick lands. Lima tries to go high as well. 1-2 by Means from the southpaw stance. Lima lands an inside leg kick, Means goes outside. Both have head kicks blocked. Combinaiton by Means soon after, Lima lands a left hook. Lima straight right. One minute in. Means answers with a hard combo against the fence. A level elbow rocks Lima and a knee sends him to the ground. Means unloading on Lima. The Brazilian gets back to his feet, continues to eats elbows. Lima fires back after nearly getting felled by another elbow. Straight left rattles Lima again, then a knee as Lima rushes into the clinch. Lima winging overhand rights in response, manages to land. Another huge left by Means and Lima can't escape this time. "The Dirty Bird" pummels him to the canvas and Herb Dean mercifully steps in.
Final result: Means def. Lima by TKO (strikes)
265 lbs.: Derrick Lewis vs. Ruan Potts
Round 1: Lewis tries a head kick, blocked. Potts looking for leg kicks. Body kick lands for him. One minute in. Potts tries to shoot, then ducks under a left hook and takes him to the cage. Lewis briefly completes an outside trip before they return to the feet. Lewis pressing him against the cage, lands a knee that strays low. They restart at range. Potts leg kick lands, head kick blocked. Two minutes. Lewis knocks an off-balance Potts to the ground and unloads with some heavy shots. Potts locks up a kneebar, forcing Lewis to roll through. Potts switches to a heel hook, but Lewis manages to roll free and they stand. Potts shoots in, completing the takedown into half guard. Two minutes to go.
Short elbows by Potts. Scramble attempt by Lewis denied. One minute to go. Potts looks for a Kimura, but Lewis uses it to sweep and stand over Potts. Huge right hand lands for Lewis, who sneaks out of another leglock attempt. Lewis dives back in with another huge right hand. Potts looks for a single-leg, eating Browne elbows in the process. The South African presses him against the cage until the end of the round. 10-9 Lewis.
Round 2: Potts ducks a head kick, eats a left hook. They tie up and Lewis tries a throw for the whizzer. Potts fights it off and tries to stand, only to eat some big punches. Potts turtles as Lewis continues to drop punches. Potts falls to his back and Lewis stands over him. Big right hand by Lewis, diving into Potts' closed guard. One minute in. Both men look fatigued. Potts looking for a triangle, Lewis avoids it and passes to half guard. Two minutes in. Good right hands by Lews and Potts turns away from him, covering his head. Lowes passes to mount and briefly looks for an arm-triangle. Lewis postures up and drops yet more heavy bombs. Lewis pauses to recover. Two minutes to go.
More bombs from Lewis. Potts turns away from the onslaught, covering up and forcing the referee to step in.
Final result: Lewis def. Potts by TKO (punches)
155 lbs.: James Krause vs. Valmir Lazaro
Round 1: Lazaro opens with an inside leg kick. Krause answers to the outside. Krause firing his jab early, takes some more low kicks and answers. Good combo by the Brazilian. One minute in. Body shot from Lazaro, then a counter combo as he ducks a head kick. Krause leg kick. Lazaro with an outside low kick, checks one from Krause. Lazaro landing the right straight to the body. Krause shoots in, completing his first takedown. Lazaro scrambles right back up. Two minutes in. Krause pressing him against the fence. Lazaro reverses and knees the body. Krause threatens with an outside trip and makes space. Body kick met by an overhand right from Lazaro. Two minutes to go. Both men go to the body, accidentally meeting heads in the process. Two minutes to go.
Krause takes Lazaro to the cage once again. Lazaro using double underhooks to defend and kneeing the body. One minute to go. Another Lazaro knee on the break. Krause lands a body kick, Lazaro landing more frequently, drilling the body with the right straight. Krause gets sprawled on. Krause lands a body bock as the round's final strike. 10-9 Lazaro.
Round 2: Krause with an outside low kick. Lazaro checks the follow-ups, hits the body again. Krause lands a lead right and completes a takedown. Lazaro scrambles up, then cracks him with a right cross. Another straight right, Lazaro stuffs the takedown. One minute in. Krause again lands the right cross, eats a left hook. Again with the straight, then a body shot by Krause. Lazaro to the body. Krause goes to the body with the right, eats a counter up top. Krause body kick. Two minutes in. Lead left hook from the American. Check hook by Lazaro after eating a right. Krause again lands the straight right, takes a counter. Leg kick lands. Lazaro's jab is working well. Krause once more with a right hand and takedown, accidentally clipping Lazaro in the groin with...something. Two minutes to go.
Krause with the right again. Lazaro with one to the body, then more stiff jabs. Lazaro lands a good inside low kick and knee to the body when Krause tries to change levels. Triple jab by the Brazilian, who stops another takedown. Good left hook and low kick by Lazaro. One minute to go. Lazaro 3-2. Krause tries to tie up, can't hit the low single. Krause right, Lazaro punching combo. Krause goes high with the knee, lands a right. Lazaro with a cracking left hook and some short punches before the bell. 10-9 Krause.
Round 3: Krause leg kick, then a 2-3. Check hook from Lazaro. Krause yet again lands the lead right hand. Lazaro clinches up briefly. Lazaro working behind his jab, lands another right to the body. They exchange left hooks. 1-2 by Krause. One minute in. Lazaro left hook. Heavy low kick lands for him, then another stiff left. Lazaro continuing to jab well. Krause straight right and leg kick. Lead right yet again. Lazaro witha pair of powerful leg kicks. Two minutes in. Lazaro with a right to the body, met by another takedown. Krause working to take his back standing, has the seatbelt grip. Lazaro breaks it and they separate. Counter left hook by Lazaro, Krause body kick. Lazaro slams the body. Two minutes to go.
Krause lands another lead right. Left hook, leg kick by Lazaro. Krause low kick and lead right. Coutner right from Krause, Lazaro briefly changes levels. Yet another right from Krause, then a pair of body kicks. Lazaro to the body. One minute to go. Another lead right by Krause, takedown fails. Again. Krause is literally landing the right hand every time he wants to. Lazaro connects with a stiff left inside. Superman punch by Krause, then another lead right and body kick. Lead right, left hook. Three-punch combo inside. Lazaro eats yet another right hand to end the round. 10-9 Krause.
145 lbs.: Masio Fullen vs. Alexander Torres
Round 1: Fullen counters an aggressive Torres early with a nice punching combo. Low kick by Rolo. Fullen answers with a left hook, eats a body kick as Torres ties up. Fullen makes space. One minute in. Straight right by the Mexican fighter. BIG straight right from Torres rattles Fullen. Torres in full pursuit, winging punches. Fullen firing back, eats some right hands inside. Torres continuing to land. Fullen backs him off with a straight right, then another after eating a leg kick. Two minutes in. Fullen seems to have his bearings. Head kick blocked. Fullen lands a combination, gets taken down. Fullen pops back up immediately. Two minutes to go.
They trade body blows, Torres via kick. Another right hand takes Fullen's legs out again. Fullen firing back as Torres presses forward, looking for the finish. Fullen catches a flying knee and takes him down. Fullen on top in guard. One minute to go. Fullen stands over him, kicking the legs. Torres uses the space to stand back up. Fullen tries a wheel kick and they trade combinations. Torres stuffs a shot and eats a right before the bell. 10-9 Torres.
Round 2: Fullen presses forward and they jockey for position against the fence. Torres gets the dominant position in the clinch. One minute in, Torres still pressing him against the fence. Fullen with some knees to the body and legs, eats a level elbow on the break. Spinning back kick attempt from Torres. He ducks a left hook and takes him back to the fence. Two minutes in. Fullen connects with a knee to the body and they separate, Torres landing a right hand in the process. Fullen head kick blocked, Torres shoots in off an uppercut and gets denied. Torres leg kick. Two minutes to go.
3-2 lands for Fullen and he briefly unloads on the fence. Fullen now doing the clinching against the cage. Torres lands a good knee and they separate. Wheel kick attempt from the Mexican fighter, leg kick for Torres. Torres tries to change levels, doesn't find success. One minute to go. Fullen head kick blocked. Counter right hook from Torres, but he's visibly flagging. Right hand does land for him right after. Fullen counters a leg kick with a left straight. Fullen pursues, unloads on him on the fence to end the round. 10-9 Fullen.
Round 3: The two men embrace before the start. They trade heavy shots inside. Torres backed up to the fence, lands an overhand right following a Fullen flurry. One minute in. Lead right from Fullen, then a hard left hook. Fullen unloading with punches and kicks. Torres circling along the fence, manages to survive. Flying knee and body shot connect for Fullen. Lead left hook, body kick. Two minutes in. Both land right hands, Fullen on the counter. Torres shoots in, takes Fullen to the cage. Another shot and this one's deeper. Fullen manages to stave it off and gets pressed back into the fence. Two minutes to go.
Short elbow by Fullen as the ref calls for action. Fullen reverses position with an underhook and they separate. Torres again tries to change levels and again settles for taking him to the fence. Fullen with a knee to the body. Torres answers. The separate with a minute to go. Torres with yet another shot, manages to complete it this time. Fullen scrambles up, Torres grabs the rear waistlock. He changes levels again and Fullen grabs the fence to stop it, earning a warning. They end the round as they separate from the cage. 10-9 Fullen.
Final result: Fullen def. Torres by split decision