Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is inching closer to its FOX Sports 1 return, as the upcoming UFC Fight Night 87 mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza takes over Ahoy Rotterdam in Netherlands on Sun., May 8, 2016.
"Overeem vs. Arlovski" is exactly what it sounds like: a fight card headlined by Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski; however, this titanic tilt wasn't assembled just to see a couple of monsters stand and bang. The winner could move on to make a run at the 265-pound title.
That's not all.
In the colossal co-main event, Stefan Struve looks to break out of his 1-3 slump against another struggling heavyweight in the form of Antonio Silva, also 1-3 over his past couple of appearances. No doubt "Skyscraper" will have the hometown crowd on his side.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 87 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at noon ET, before the main card start time at 2 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 "Overeem vs. Arlovski."
Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 87 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 87 QUICK RESULTS
Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski -- Overeem def. Arlovski by TKO (front kick and punches) at 1:12 of Round Two
Stefan Struve vs. Antonio Silva -- Struve def. Silva by TKO (elbows) at 0:15 of Round One
Gunnar Nelson vs. Albert Tumenov -- Nelson def. Tumenov by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:15 of Round Two
Anna Elmose vs. Germaine de Randamie -- de Randamie def. Elmose by TKO (knees) at 3:46 of Round One
Francimar Barroso vs. Nikita Krylov -- Krylov def. Barroso by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:11 of Round Two
Heather Jo Clark vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz -- Kowalkiewicz def. Clark by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Rustam Khabilov vs. Chris Wade -- Khabilov def. Wade by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Magnus Cedenblad vs. Garreth McLellan -- Cedenblad def. McLellan by TKO (head kick and punches) at 0:47 of Round Two
Josh Emmett vs. Jon Tuck -- Emmett def. Tuck by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Yan Cabral vs. Reza Madadi -- Madadi def. Cabral by TKO (punches) at 1:56 of Round Three
Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Neil Seery -- Horiguchi def. Seery by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)
Leon Edwards vs. Dominic Waters -- Edwards def. Waters by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Willie Gates vs. Yuta Sasaki -- Sasaki def. Gates by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:30 of Round Two
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 87 LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY
265 lbs.: Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski
Round 1: Arlovski on the front foot early, blitzes with punches to the head and body on the fence. Overeem changes levels, denied. And again, this time with a knee from Overeem. One minute in. Another good body knee by Overeem and they separate. Two minutes in. Overeem grabs the plum and lands a knee. Arlovski wades in, clinched, shoved away. Hard liver kick by Overeem. Two minutes to go.
Overeem tries an oblique kick. Low kick lands. Overeem hits an outside trip and sets up in guard. One minute to go. Short ground-and-pound from the Dutchman. Solid shots. Arlovski cracks him with an upkick as he stands and they end the round there. 10-9 Overeem.
Round 2: Arlovski still looking for that right hand, but falling short. Lots of feinting. Hard 1-2 by the Dutchman and a liver kick. Arlovski storms after him. Another body kick from Overeem met by a right hand. One minute in. Jumping front kick lands for Overeem and he sends Arlovski to the mat with a left hook behind it. A fusillade of ground-and-pound seals the deal for the hometown favorite.
Final result: Overeem def. Arlovski by TKO (front kick and punches)
265 lbs.: Stefan Struve vs. Antonio Silva
Round 1: Silva immediately charges into the clinch, only to get decked by a right hand. In his desperation to drive, he leaves himself open to a vicious series of Browne elbows. Bigfoot offers no response and the referee steps in. Despite the Brazilian's protests, that's a knockout victory for Struve.
Final result: Struve def. Silva by TKO (elbows)
170 lbs.: Gunnar Nelson vs. Albert Tumenov
Round 1: Nelson very light on his feet, cracks Tumenov with a pair of early rushes. Low kick by the Russian. Another big left hook by Nelson backs Tumenov off. Nasty body kick and left hook downstairs from Tumenov in return. Wild exchange. One minute in. Anotehr hard body shot by Tumenov, Nelson clinches and lands a side kick. Tumenov catches a body kick, can't use it. Hard counter right by Tumenov. Nelson rushes into the clinch and takes Tumenov to the mat two minutes in. Nelson takes mount. Nelson staying heavy. Two minutes to go.
Good elbow by the Icelander. More sharp elbows. Tumenov trying to regain half guard without success. One minute to go. More good work by Nelson. Nelson likes to go for subs late, let's see what happens. Tumenov uses an elbow strike to return to his feet. Tumenov lands a body shot, eats a right hand. Hard hooks by Tumenov before the bell. 10-9 Nelson.
Round 2: Tumenov rips in another body shot, eats a right hand in return. Nelson blocks a body kick. Straight left from Nelson. Nelson ties up and takes him to the fence. Tumenov reverses and separates. One minute in. Hard right hand by the Russian. Nelson jabbing with hum. Tumenov catches a body kick, surrenders another takedown into side control. Two minutes in. Full mount once again for Nelson. Tumenov gives up his back and Nelson slaps on the body triangle. Two minutes to go.
Nelson working towards the rear-naked choke. He clamps down on Tumenov's jaw and squeezes out the tap.
Final result: Nelson def. Tumenov by submission (rear-naked choke)
135 lbs.: Anna Elmose vs. Germaine de Randamie
Round 1: de Randamie tries a front kick early, looking rather aggressive. Uppercut from de Randamie and she clinches, Elmose digging away to the body. Elmose changes levels for a single-leg, nothing doing so far. One minute in. de Randamie still defending. Elmose gets her down, can't keep her there and continues pressing her against the fence. Two minutes in. Knee from de Randamie. de Randamie gets the Thai clinch and cracks her with a hard knee before separating. de Randamie walking her down, stuffs a takedown to land in side control. She lets Elmose up with two minutes to go.
Stiff jabs from de Randamie, hard right hand inside. She's looking for the right uppercut, eats one from Elmose as she clinches. Knees from the Dutchwoman. Two hard knees to the body and Elmose folds. She's out of the fight, and the referee steps in.
Final result: de Randamie def. Elmose by TKO (knees)
205 lbs.: Francimar Barroso vs. Nikita Krylov
Round 1: Left hook by Barroso, Krylov stops a shot and comes on aggressively. They trade hard shots until Barroso looks for a takedown. Krylov defends and they tie up on the fence. One minute in. Krylov landing knees to the thigh. Two minutes in. Krylov still keeping him against the fence. They trade wild punches as they separate. Nice lead uppercut by Barroso, Krylov fights off a takedown. Barroso wrangles him down to his knees. Two minutes to go.
Krylov manages to stand and separate. Krylov backs him off with a series of punches and ties up on the fence. Knees by Krylov with a minute to go. Barroso can't get the trip but lands a left hand. Krylov body kick. Nice exchange as Krylov ties up. Krylov looks like he's the fresher fighter and they trade once more before the bell. 10-9 Krylov.
Round 2: They immediately get back to trading crazy shots until Krylov ties up. Barroso tries a trip, can't get it as they jockey for position. Barroso gets double underhooks and trips Krylov down, only to get swept immediately. Krylov dropping ground-and-pound, eats a hard upkick as he comes back down into guard. One minute in. Krylov warned for headbutting the body. More ground-and-pound by Krylov. Barroso threatens an omoplata, gives up half guard. Barroso looks for a leg, then threatens a triangle. He gives up his back trying to stand and Krylov slaps on the rear-naked choke, earning a quick tap.
Final result: Krylov def. Barroso by submission (rear-naked choke)
135 lbs.: Heather Jo Clark vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Round 1: Clark starts out aggressively, landing some strikes. Kowalkiewicz with a combination. Knee to the body and right hand inside; she seems to have the speed advantage. Low kick lands, Clark answers. One minute in. Counter right from Clark, then one from Kowalkiewicz. Clark body kick. They tie up and trade dirty boxing. Counter right by Clark once again, then one on the lead. 1-2 lands for her and she shoots in. She lands a right inside, Kowalkiewicz lands a knee before they separate. Two minutes in. Sharp right by Clark and another as she steps into the clinch. Sharp elbow by Kowalkiewicz. Two minutes to go.
Right hands from Clark and she puts Kowalkiewicz on the fence once again. Clark still looking for the takedown. Kowalkiewicz with a hard right hand on the break. One minute to go. Kowalkiewicz looking aggressive in the latter portions of the round, putting together combinations. Spinning back kick by Kowalkiewicz and a sharp right inside. Clark puts her on the fence, eats elbows to the body. 10-9 Clark.
Round 2: Kowalkiewicz active in the early going. Solid shots on the counter. Right hand lands as she backs Clark to the fence. Clark catches a kick and puts her on the fence. Kowalkiewicz pops right back up, can't dislodge Clark. One minute in. Knees from Clark before they separate. Good exchange in the center. Both women landing solid punches. Two minutes in. Solid right to the body from the Pole and she's getting the better of these exchange s now. Both connect well inside, Kowalkiewicz comes back with a right hand. Clark looks for a reactive takedown and takes her to the fence.Two minutes to go.
Knees from Kowalkiewicz and a pair of elbows inside. Clark quickly ties up again. Kowalkiewicz fights off a single-leg and lands a series of short elbows. Kowalkiewiczon the advance, firing off combinations. One minute to go. Clark getting in some licks, gives up the rear waistlock. Kowalkiewicz looks for a head kick on the way out. Clark tries a sacrifice throw of some sort and Kowalkiewicz takes her back, transitioning to an armbar. Clark stacks and defends until the bell. 10-9 Kowalkiewicz.
Round 3: Clark opens with a high kick. Solid left from Kowalkiewicz. They trade right hands in the center. 1-2 by Kowalkiewicz. 1-2 into the clinch, where the two exchange. One minute in. Clark staying active with her kicks. She ties up and takes Kowalkiewicz to the fence. They separate. Kowalkiewicz with a spinning backfist and straight right. Clakr counters with a head kick and Kowalkiewicz ties up. Clark looks for a head-and-arm throw and presses Kowalkiewicz against the fence. Kowalkiewicz reverses and separates. Good right hand and uppercut by Kowalkiewicz as they exchange. Two minutes to go.
Both land right hands, Kowalkiewicz puts together a combo and the jockey for position in the clinch. Good rights by the Pole. Clark's still in there trading with her. One minute to go. Right by Clark met by a 1-2. Clark tries to change levels, takes her to the fence. Solid rights on the exit by Kowalkiewicz, who does work inside. Kowalkiewicz pieces her up with combos until the bell. 10-9 Kowalkiewicz.
Final result: Kowalkiewicz def. Clark by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Rustam Khabilov vs. Chris Wade
Round 1: Both men open with low kicks. Wade avoids a long right. He fires a side kick and they tie up. Wade narrowly avoids a big throw and stands back up. Body kick and low kick from Wade. Two minutes in. Khabilov not throwing much at the moment, eats a left hook. Khabilov tries a wheel kick. Solid punches from Wade as Khabilov tries to change levels and he takes the Dagestani to the fence. Two minutes to go.
Khabilo reverses position and wrangles Wade to the mat from the rear waistlock. One minute to go. Wade scrambles up, attached to a leg, and Khabilov wrangles him back down into turtle position. Solid punches by Khabilov. He sprawls on Wade before the bell. 10-9 Khabilov.
Round 2: Counter left lands for Khabilov, who threatens to spin. Short left connects as he backs Wade to the fence. MASSIVE flying switch kick from Wade drops Khabilov! One minute in. The Dagestani immediately scrambles up and takes top position, working his way to the back with some solid punches. Wade takes top position, right into a triangle attempt. Two minutes in. Khabilov working to cinch it up as Wade stacks him. Wade gets his arms free with just over two minutes to go.
Rustam turns for an armbar, arm's not there. Wade looking to drop short shorts as Khabilov controls his posture. Khabilov kicks him off with a minute to go and lands a left hook when he returns to his feet. Both men throwing. Khabilov hits an easy double-leg into half guard. Khabilov briefly threatens an arm-triangle, ends the round on top. 10-9 Wade.
Round 3: Low kick from Khabilov to start. Counter right lands for him. Low kick exchange. They trade punches near the fence; Wade's running out of steam, looks like. Spinning elbow attempt. One minute in. Rustam shoots, grabs the rear waistlock, and hits a takedown. One hook in. Now two; full back control for Rustam Khabilov. Two minutes in. Wade manages to dislodge him, eating shots in the process, but Khabilov traps his arm in the turtle position and drops punches and hammerfists. Khabilov landing some solid blows with two minutes to go.
Wade has his arm free but isn't doing much to get out of this position. Khabilov throws him back down when he manages to stand and takes half guard. Now side control with a minute to go. Wade trying to use the cage to improve position with no success. Wade can't get free before the bell. 10-9 Khabilov.
Final result: Khabilov def. Wade by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Magnus Cedenblad vs. Garreth McLellan
Round 1: Low kick from McLellan. Cedenblad with a right downstairs, blocks a body kick. He checks a low kick. One minute in. Body kick lands. McLellan tries a hook kick. Cedenblad goes for a high kick. Two minutes in. Counter right drops McLellan, who manages to pop back up and stay out of danger. McLellan runs into an outstretched finger and catches one in the eye. Counter left from Cedenblad after the restart. Two minutes to go.
Cedenblad controlling the fight at range thus far. McLellan body kick. One minute to go. Body kick from Cedenblad, then a left hand behind a head kick. Right hand inside. Counter right. McLellan tries to spin before the bell. 10-9 Cedenblad.
Round 2: McLellan looking to kick. Side kick lands. Cedenblad just wading forward. High kick seems to rattle McLellan and Cedenblad lays into him with uppercuts until the referee steps in.
Final result: Cedenblad def. McLellan by TKO (head kick and punches)
155 lbs.: Josh Emmett vs. Jon Tuck
Round 1: Emmett looks for a head kick early. tuck advancing, throwing heat. Emmett eats a low kick while slinging a right. Fun punching exchanges thus far. One minute in. 1-2 by Emmett, Tuck takes one to the nards. Emmett's got the striking edge thus far. Body kick from Tuck. Emmett digs a right downstairs. Sharp 1-2 connects. Low kick by Tuck. Emmett fires a high kick and slips, avoiding a back take but eating a left hook. Two minutes to go.
Right hand lands again for Emmett. Another one, this one on the lead. Emmett counters a low kick with another right. One minute to go. Tuck tries to go high. Emmett digs in a pair of right hands. Emmett shoots, stuffed. 10-9 Emmett.
Round 2: Tuck with a flying knee and swatting right that knock Emmett off-balance. He gets his bearings back and goes back to moving well. Right hand from Emmett, then one to the body. Another right by Emmett. Left hook lands for him. He's got a considerable speed advantage. Another right by Emmett. Two minutes in. Tuck tries to change levels, denied. Shifting right hook lands clean for Emmett. Front kick lands for Tuck. Tuck's just been ineffective so far. Two minutes to go.
High kick attempt from Emmett. 1-2 again lands. Tuck's punches lack snap at this point. Low kick does land for him. Right hand from Emmett, knee by Tuck. One minute to go. Emmett continues to find a home for that right hand. Some showmanship from Emmett, cracking Tuck with lefts. 10-9 Emmett.
Round 3: Tuck still advancing, eats a three-punch combo. Counter right from Emmett just misses. His head movement is on point as well. One minute in. Emmett puts together another combination. Hard left hook lands, cross counter soon after. Body shots, low kick. Two minutes in. Tuck's not offering much besides jabs and tired straights at this point. Two minutes to go.
Tuck shoots, whiffs. Emmett digs another right downstairs, eats a low kick. Emmett appears to have hurt his left hand, eats a low blow. Yep, that finger is not pointing in the right direction. Tuck walking him down, looking to take advantage. One minute to go. Tuck tries a flying knee. Tuck running after him, lands a knee to the body. Tuck just rushing after him, flinging kicks at the injured Emmett. Hard knee upstairs before the bell. 10-9 Emmett despite the late surge.
Final result: Emmett def. Tuck by split decision
155 lbs.: Yan Cabral vs. Reza Madadi
Round 1: Madadi changes levels early, can't take Cabral down and gets carted to the fence. Madadi reverses position, eating knees along the way, and they separate. Cabral shoots, stuffed. One minute in. Shoots, stuffed. Madadi looks for counter rights and wades into the clinch. Cabral does some solid work inside. Two minutes in. They jockey for position against the fence. Madadi with some left hands and foot stomps as he takes knees to the body. Cabral shoots, stymied by underhooks. Two minutes to go.
Cabral with another takedown attempt after landing a good knee to the body. Madadi defending well. Cabral looks for a single-leg this time and puts Madadi on his back. Madaadi goes for a sweep and gets mounted. One minute to go. Cabral takes the back with both hooks in. Madadi makes it back to his feet before the bell. 10-9 Cabral.
Round 2: Madadi offers a hug to remove the bad blood and, after some hesitation, Cabral agrees. Cabral shoots, stuffed. Madadi to the body. Good low kick by Cabral. Madadi's falling for feints and dipping low. One minute in. Left hooks by Madadi as he plod forward. Cabral puts together a 1-1-2 and shoots. Madadi counters a high-crotch takedown into top position and allows him to stand. Cabral ties up, tries an elbow and they jockey for position. Two minutes in. Madadi doing a solid job of staying on the outside here, lands a left hook on the exit. Two minutes to go.
Right hand from Madadi inside and he ties up once again. Short shots by the Swede, more body knees by a flagging Cabral. Leon Roberts separates them. Madadi tries to spin, lands a jab. One minute to go. Madadi hits an outside trip into half guard. Cabral regains guard and Madadi lets him back up. Spinning elbow from Cabral. Madadi eats a knee to the body before the bell. 10-9 Madadi.
Round 3: Cabral slips throwing a kick and eats an uppercut on the way up. Hard right hand by Madadi and Cabral shoots in. Madadid efending thus far and limp-legs out. One minute in. Knee from Cabral inside. Madadi hits a spinning back fist and defends another takedown attempt. Cabral going hard for a single-leg. Madadi gets underhooks and separates. Big uppercut from Madadi scrambles Cabral's brain and the referee quickly steps in when it's clear Cabral's not defending himself.
Final result: Madadi def. Cabral by TKO (punches)
125 lbs.: Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Neil Seery
Round 1: Good 1-2 from Horiguchi early, then a low kick. BIG left hook drops Seery and Horiguchi sets up in guard. Overhook control by the Irishman. Horiguchi stands over him and drops rights to the body. Seery sweeps his way back to the feet. One minute in. They exchange and Seery pulls guard, looking for an armbar. He sweeps up and shoots, after which they separate. BIG counter right by Horiguchi, Seery with a pair of rights of his own. Another straight right from Horiguchi. Two minutes in. Another left hand drops Seery and Horiguchi cracks him with some right hands before he stands. Southpaw 1-2 from Seery. Check hook by the Japanese prospect, then a cracking 1-2. Two minutes to go.
Horiguchi scores a takedown into guard and Seery again latches onto an overhook. Horiguchi gets his arm free and then drops a hard right hand, taking side control in the next scramble. One minute to go. Seery goes for deep half guard and Horiguchi stands, following up with a blitz. Body kick lands. Seery with a low kick before the bell. 10-9 Horiguchi.
Round 2: Low kick and left hook by Horiguchi. 1-2-3 from the Japanese prospect, opening up a cut, and he hits an outside trip into half guard. Seery forces a scramble and they stand. Seery still game and throwing. Check hook by Horiguchi. Seery catches a knee, but Horiguchi gets the rear waistlock in the clinch. They separate. Two minutes in. Seery counters a low kick with a 2-3. Hard right by Horiguchi inside, then another low kick. Body kick from Seery. Left hook from Horiguchi met by a counter right. Two minutes to go.
Quick clinch. Low kick from Horiguchi. Seery lands a swatting hook, eats a harder one soon after. Body kick from Horiguchi. Good 1-2. One minute to go. Left hook lands for him as they trade. Horiguchi shoots and hits a double-leg on the fence. Side control for Horiguchi. 10-9 Horiguchi.
Round 3: Rapid combinations from Horiguchi to start the round. Straight left lands for Seery, who's still advancing. Solid right hand connects in the clinch. One minute in. Seery lands on the counter and Horiguchi ties up. Outside trip into side control. Seery scrambles up in a hurry, eats a nasty left hook. 1-2 knocks Seery back, low kick lands afterwards. Two minutes in. Knee to the body. Seery shoots in. Horiguchi gets double underhooks and reverses position on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Both land right hands on the exit. Good exchange and Horiguchi hits a double-leg. Seery scrambles up, eats knees to the body against the fence before they separate. One minute to go. Good right hook from Seery, big left hook by Horiguchi in return. Seery's landing counters, but he's eating some serious leather. Seery shoots, Horiguchi uses an underhook to reverse into top position. 10-9 Horiguchi.
Final result: Horigiuchi def. Seery by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Leon Edwards vs. Dominic Waters
Round 1: Edwards comes out southpaw, stalking forward. Waters shoots in and trips Edwards into half guard. Edwards uses an underhook to stand, then hits a throw of his own. One minute in. Waters regains full guard and looks for an omoplata. Edwards gets his arm out and drops a hard left hand, after which Waters stands. Waters shoots immediately and eats a knee on the way in before getting sprawled on. Two minutes in. Edwards looking to take the back, lands a hand hammerfist. Edwards slips in a hook, then transitions to mount. Two minutes to go.
Waters controlling his posture. One minute to go. Edwards staying patient, slipping in the occasional power punch. Edwards threatens an Americana, drops it and lands an elbow. Round ends there. 10-9 Edwards.
Round 2: Waters shoots in quickly, only to get taken down in turn by Edwards. Half guard for Edwards. One minute in. Short ground-and-pound from the Brit, who eventually passes to side control. Waters regains half guard. Two minutes in and the referee stands them up. Body kick from Waters, who shoots and again eats knees to the body. They separate. Two minutes to go.
Solid jab from Edwards trips Waters up. Waters shoots under an overhand left and takes the Englishman to the fence. Waters moves to the rear waistlock. One minute to go. Waters hits a nice takedown, Edwards pops back up and gets suplexed for his trouble. 10-9 Edwards.
Round 3: Head kick from Edwards early on. Waters lands a hard right hand and takes him down into half guard. One minute in. Edwards regains guard. Edwards gets his hips out and stands. Two minutes in. Right hand from Waters, counter left by Edwards soon after. Edwards lands a body kick and sprawls. Edwards tries a flying knee on the flagging Waters. Waters shoots in on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Edwards looks for a hip toss, can't keep him down. Edwards cracks him with a knee to the body, then sprawls. One minute to go. Elbows by Edwards. Fight ends there. 10-9 Edwards.
Final result: Edwards def. Waters by unanimous decision
125 lbs.: Willie Gates vs. Yuta Sasaki
Round 1: Gates opens with a left hook. Sasaki feinting a lot, looking for the clinch. He looks for a low single, Gates defends on the fence but ultimately goes down. Gates looking for a triangle, tries to make space but can't do so. One minute in. Half guard for Sasaki. Gates explodes to his feet and gives up his back in the process, allowing Sasaki to go into backpack position. Gates turns and Sasaki drops the hook. Two minutes in. Sasaki with the rear waistlock, working to get his hooks back in. Sasaki takes him back down. Two minutes to go.
Gates scrambles back up and presses Sasaki against the fence. Shoulder strikes. Sasaki ducks a right hand and shoots, only to eat an uppercut on the way up. Sasaki retreats and looks for a single leg. Gates with a knee on the exit. Sasaki with a knee and straight left. 10-9 Sasaki.
Round 2: Sasaki looking for kicks and knees, Gates putting together punches. Sasaki hits a reactive takedown on the fence, struggling to keep Gates' rear on the mat. Gates looking for a front headlock. One minute in. Gates gets pack to his feet and presses Sasaki against the cage. "Ulka" reverses position and looks for another single-leg, then dumps Gates down from a bodylock. Two minutes in. Gates gives up his back on the way up and Sasaki puts in both hook. Sasaki lands a series of left hands and looks for the choke. Two minutes to go.
Gates still defending. Sasaki can't get it under his chin, so he puts the squeeze on and draws the tap.
Final result: Sasaki def. Gates by submission (rear-naked choke)