Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back on television TONIGHT (Sat., Nov. 11, 2017) with the UFC Fight Night 120 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which features a lightweight main event between Dustin Poirier and Anthony Pettis, who battle for a spot in the 155-pound title chase. In UFC Fight Night 120’s co-main event, welterweight bruiser Matt Brown makes his final appearance inside the Octagon when he takes center stage opposite longtime veteran Diego Sanchez inside Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia.
All that and so much more.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 120 fight card below, starting with the UFC Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by the FOX Sports 1 "Prelims" bouts at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET, also on FOX Sports 1.
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following "Poirier vs. Pettis."
Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 120 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 120 QUICK RESULTS:
Dustin Poirier vs. Anthony Pettis — Poirier def. Pettis by submission (injury) at 2:08
Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez — Brown def. Sanchez by KO (elbow) at 3:44 of Round One
Junior Albini vs. Andrei Arlovski — Arlovski def. Albini by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Cezar Ferreira vs. Nate Marquardt — Ferreira def. Marquardt by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
Raphael Assuncao vs. Matthew Lopez — Assuncao def. Lopez by KO (punch) at 1:50 of Round Three
Clay Guida vs. Joe Lauzon — Guida def. Lauzon by TKO (punches and elbows) at 1:07 of Round One
John Dodson vs. Marlon Moraes — Moraes def. Dodson by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)
Viviane Pereira vs. Tatiana Suarez — Suarez def. Pereira by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Sage Northcutt vs. Michel Quinones — Northcutt def. Quinones by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Nina Ansaroff vs. Angela Hill — Ansaroff def. Hill by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Court McGee vs. Sean Strickland — Strickland def. McGee by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Jake Collier vs. Marcel Fortuna — Collier def. Fortuna by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Karl Roberson vs. Darren Stewart — Roberson def. Stewart by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:41 of Round One
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 120 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
155 lbs.: Dustin Poirier vs. Anthony Pettis
Round 1: Pettis firing kicks as Poirier pressures. Jumping knee and right hand from Pettis. Poirier straight left and he takes Pettis down a minute in. Pettis on his butt against the cage, threatening a guillotine. Two minutes in. Pettis transitions to a Kimura, stymied by the fence. He settles for guard. Poirier with some solid punches. Pettis hits a tripod sweep and hauls Poirier to the fence, where he eats punches. Two minutes to go.
Pettis lands a body kick and right hand. Another right from Pettis. Poirier shoots, Pettis gets underhooks and puts him on the fence. Poirier catches Pettis off-balance when “Showtime” tries a head kick. One minute to go. Left hook from Pettis, right jab and a nasty uppercut by Poirier. Pettis catches him with a spinning back fist, but Poirier continues to bomb away on the fence. Pettis throwing back and lands a huge uppercut before the bell. 10-9 Poirier.
Round 2: Poirier low kick, Pettis right hand. 1-2 from Pettis and Poirier gets in deep on a double-leg. He plants Pettis against the cage and Pettis immediately looks for a triangle, again hampered by the fence. Pettis angles a bit to threaten it, can’t get it, and Poirier takes the back. Pettis cut badly from Poirier’s onslaught. Two minutes in. Pettis spins into guard and drills Poirier with elbows. He’s getting good power behind these shots from guard. Poirier gets to his knees, takes Pettis down when Pettis looks for the back. Two minutes to go.
Pettis tries triangles, gives up his back, and they scramble. It’s Pettis in the rear waistlock. Again he looks for the back and again Poirier slips out the back door. Ref calls in the doctor as blood continues to pour from Pettis’ face. They clean him up and restart. Poirier goes right back to the elbows, Pettis tosses up his best triangle yet, but Poirier still manages to slip out and smash him with punches. Round of the Year contender. 10-9 Poirier.
Round 3: Pettis tries a head kick early. Poirier backs him up near the fence and shoots. Pettis looking for a Kimura, gets to his feet. Poirier on the rear waistlock, Pettis tries to roll through and gives up his back. One minute in. Full body triangle for Poirier. Poirier trying to turn for an arm-triangle and Pettis appears to injure his ribs when he tries to twist. The former champ taps out.
Final result: Poirier def. Pettis by submission (injury)
170 lbs.: Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez
Round 1: Sanchez charges in with a right hand and shoots. Elbows from Brown. Sanchez looking for an outside trip. One minute in. Brown putting pressure on Sanchez’s head and gets him to separate. Left hand from Sanchez. Sanchez shoots, right back to the fence. Brown separates two minutes in. Jab from Brown, Sanchez flurry falls short. Brown easily limp-legs out of a single-leg. Brown leg kick and jab. He catches a body kick and backs Sanchez to the fence. Body kick briefly folds Brown. Two minutes to go.
Leg kick by Brown. Brown body kick and an intercepting knee. Brown catches a kick and, while Diego’s on one leg, knocks him cold with an elbow.
Final result: Brown def. Sanchez by KO (elbow)
265 lbs.: Junior Albini vs. Andrei Arlovski
Round 1: Double jab from Arlovski. Left hook connects as he pressures Arlovski. Arlovski right hand skips off Albini’s head. Body kick from Albini a minute in, counter right from Arlovski. Good right in the clinch. Body shot. Albini combination. Arlovski clinches and Albini puts him on the fence. Two minutes in. Knee from Albini. They separate. They trade in the center. Two minutes to go.
Right cross lands for the Brazilian. Arlovski leg kicks. Right hand. Albini left hook, knee to the body. Counter hook by Albini off Arlovski body shots. Albini uts him on the fence and lands a knee with a minute to go. Good dirty boxing by both men. Left hook from Albini on the break. Combo by Arlovski. Counter lands for Albini. 10-9 Albini.
Round 2: Albini tries an elbow, combination comes back at him. Arlovski to the body. Albini puts him on the fence. One minute in. Knee from Albini. Ref separates them about two minutes in. Albini wraps him up and changes levels. No luck on the takedown, knees to the thigh. Two minutes to go.
Arlovski separates. combination. They trade in the center. One minute to go. Spinning back kick by Arlovski. Body shots. Straight right splits Albini’s guard. 1-2 by Arlovski, spinning elbow attempt. 10-9 Arlovski.
Round 3: Arlovski’s found a home for that right to the body. Albini still marching after him, though. Arlovski connects with an uppercut a minute in, then a nasty straight right. Albini leg kick. Arlovski putting together combinations. Two minutes in. Arlovski right hand. Leg kick from Albini, Arlovski catches a finger in the eye. Arlovski goes right back to the body. Check hook by Alvini as Arlovski continues to connect. Two minutes to go.
Albini left hook connects. Combination. Arlovski spinning back fist and combination. Arlovski lands a low blow as he carts Albini to the fence. Back to the center with a minute to go. Albini slings a left hook, ties up on the fence. Fight ends there. 10-9 Arlovski.
Final result: Arlovski def. Albini by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Cezar Ferreira vs. Nate Marquardt
Round 1: Marquardt checks a leg kick. Both men patient. 2-3 attempt by Marquardt. He pressures, digs to the body a minute in. Low kick and straight left by Ferreira. Marquardt leg kick. Counter left from the Brazilian. Two minutes in. Ferreira tries a head kick. Big counter left and body kick. Marquardt shoots, stuffed. Two minutes to go.
MArquardt advancing, takes a front kick to the body. Leg kick by Ferreira. One minute to go. Good low kick by Marquardt trips Ferreira up. Straight right by Marquardt. 10-9 Ferreira.
Round 2: Leg kick by Marquardt. Another slow start. One minute in. Marquardt shoots, denied, puts him on the fence. They separate. Right hand from Marquardt. Ferreira looks for a single-leg two minutes in, slings him down but can’t keep him there. Two minutes to go.
1-2-1 by Marquardt. Ferreira leg kick. He tries to spin, no luck. Marquardt looks for a high kick, nearly gets his leg cut out from under him. One minute to go. Leg kick exchange. Overhand left by Ferreira and they trade right hands. Marquardt finds him with another right hand and eats a body kick. Marquardt scores a last-seconds knockdown and they trade bombs. 10-9 Marquardt.
Round 3: Ferreira dings Marquardt with a right hook and takes him down into guard. Short shots by the Brazilian. One minute in. Marquardt gets to a knee, works his way up, and hits a throw that leads to a great scramble. Ferreira drives in, eats a knee to the body, and slams Marquardt to the ground, hopping to side control to avoid a guillotine two minutes in. Ferreira staying tight, keeping pressure on. Two minutes to go.
North-south for Ferreira, landing body shots. One minute to go. Elbows from the Brazilian. Marquardt gets to his knees, falls back when Ferreira threatens a guillotine. Marquardt sweeps into top position and they trade big shots. 10-9 Ferreira.
Final result: Ferreira def. Marquardt by split decision
135 lbs.: Raphael Assuncao vs. Matthew Lopez
Round 1: Counter right from Assuncao right away. Good body kick by Lopez. Lopez to the body. He catches a leg kick, can’t use it. Good left upstairs. One minute in. Jab lands. Assuncao tries to flurry. Two minutes in. Good left hook by Assuncao as he changes levels. Combination lands. Two minutes to go.
Good exchange in the center. Lopez leg kick. Assuncao catches a body kick, can’t use it. They trade on the fence. One minute to go. Lopez grabs a bodylock and takes him down into guard. Assuncao scrambles up. 10-9 Lopez.
Round 2: Both men tentative in the early going. Assuncao with glancing punches and a leg kick. One minute in. Another glancing leg kick. Lopez catches a kick, transitions to the rear waistlock, but Assuncao reverses with a Kimura grip. Two minutes in. Lopez checks a leg kick. Counter hook lands for Assuncao. Low kick from Lopez countered. Assuncao finding the mark with leg kicks and punches. Two minutes to go.
Lopez ducks a left hook, eats one on the break. Lead right by Assuncao, body kick from Lopez. Another hard leg kick. Overhand right. One minute to go. Counter hook briefly drops Assuncao, who continues to press forward. Lopez body kick. Assuncao digs to the body. They trade on the fence. 10-9 Assuncao.
Round 3: Another rapid exchange to start the round. Both wing hard right hands. Another savage leg kick doubles Lopez over. One minute in. Lopez shoots, no dice. Another savage inside leg kick. Assuncao hops in with a knee, then obliterates Lopez with a right hand through the guard.
Final result: Assuncao def. Lopez by KO (punch)
155 lbs.: Clay Guida vs. Joe Lauzon
Round 1: Low kick from Guida. Again and a right hand after it. Overhand right buzzes Lauzon and Guida drops him with an uppercut. Guia follows him down into guard and hammers away. Savage elbows and the referee calls it.
Final result: Guida def. Lauzon by TKO (punches and elbows)
135 lbs.: John Dodson vs. Marlon Moraes
Round 1: Leg kick from Moraes, body shot. Body kick and left hook. Head kick goes just high. Dodson pursues with left hands, nearly eats a counter. Moraes leg kick. One minute in. Dodson digs a left downstairs. Wheel kick from Moraes falls short, spinning back kick lands slightly. Dodson to the body again. Dodson left hand, counter right from Moraes. BIG left hand and down goes Moraes! He pops back up two minutes in. Dodson to the body. Two minutes to go.
Moraes lands a low blow as Dodson advances that sends him to his knees. Dodson’s heaving. He takes his time and they resume. Right hand from Moraes. Body kick connects. One minute to go. Dodson steps in with a knee that just misses. Body kick by Moraes. Moraes tries a knee tap, both whiff on big shots. Dodson catches a finger in the eye. Big left hook by Moraes. Dodson head kick at the bell. 10-9 Dodson.
Round 2: Nice exchange in the center. Body kick by Dodson. Moraes with a right downstairs. Booming counter right by Moraes that Dodson walks through. One minute in. Dodson claims another eye poke. Body kick by Moraes. Good body kick from Dodson in return answered by a switch right hand. Didson catches a body kick and Moraes converts it into a heel hook attempt, which Dodson responds to with left hands. Right hand by Moraes. Dodson catches a head kick, fights off a leglock and stuffs a takedown attempt. Two minutes to go.
Moraes tries a spinning back kick. Wheel kick glances off. Left hook connects. Dodson catches a body kick and lands a quick left with a minute to go. Moraes shoots and puts Dodson on his rear against the cage. Dodson gets his knees under him, stands, dragged back down, pops back up. 10-9 Moraes.
Round 3: Dodson pressing forward and they trade. Dodson catches a leg kick, can’t use it. One minute in. Nice counter right from the Brazilian. They trade left hands. Leg kick from Moraes. Moraes slips, Dodson can’t capitalize. Two minutes in. Right hand from Moraes. Body kick lands for him. Two minutes to go.
Left hook from Moraes, straight lefts from Dodson. Dodson body kick. They trade hard left hands. Dodson with a rising left hand with a minute to go and Moraes shoots. Ref separates them. Moraes shoots again, only for Dodson to counter into a takedown attempt. Moraes catches him in a guillotine and Dodson appears to tap right after the ref reaches in to break them up. 10-9 Moraes.
Final result: Moraes def. Dodson by split decision
115 lbs.: Viviane Pereira vs. Tatiana Suarez
Round 1: Suarez sending out kicks early. Counters from Pereira. Suarez lands a knee to the body, looks for a throw and gets pressed into the fence. More kicks from Suarez, who catches Suarez coming in with punches. Suarez puts her on the fence and Pereira threatens a guillotine. Suarez spins her down into side control anyway. Knee-on-belly, then the back two minutes in. Pereira rolls into guard, Suarez passes it right away. Pereira gets to her knees and Suarez takes the back again. One hook in with two minutes to go.
Now both hooks in. Pereira removes a hook with a minute to go. Pereira rolls after eating punches and Suarez takes side control, then north-south. 10-9 Suarez, borderline 10-8.
Round 2: Suarez going back to the legs. She shoots and Pereira sprawls, only to go for a guillotine and wind up on the bottom in side control. One minute in. Back to half guard. Suarez postures up briefly, lands some good shots. Side control as Pereira tries to bridge. Full mount. Two minutes in. Nasty elbows, armbar threat, more elbows. Pereira kicks her off, Suarez regains top position and moves to side control. Two minutes to go.
Pereira seated against the cage, taking punches. Knee to the body by Suarez as Pereira muscles her way up. Pereira again tries to grab a guillotine and gets taken down. Pereira tries to roll for a kneebar. One minute to go. Ground-and-pound piling up for Suarez. 10-8 Suarez.
Round 3: More kicks from Suarez to start. Pereira shuffling after her. Combination lands for the Brazilian. Suarez lands a knee and takes her down into side control, avoiding a guillotine. One minute in. Half guard, north-south. Pereira keeping her legs high and trying the occasional attack without success. Two minutes in. Pereira gets to her rear and Suarez works from the front headlock. Elbows to the thigh. Pereira up to a knee, eats a knee. Two minutes to go and Suarez has mount.
Punches from Suarez. Back to side control. Pereira gets to her knees and Suarez puts in a hook. Both hooks in. Suarez turns for an armbar in the waning seconds. 10-9 Suarez.
Final result: Suarez def. Pereira by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Sage Northcutt vs. Michel Quinones
Round 1: Good counter right from Northcutt early. Leg kick from Quinones. Another counter right a minute in, then a body kick. Good jab. Northcutt with some impressive speed so far. Quinones lands a right hand inside, then ducks a wheel kick two minutes in. Leg kicks. More low kicks, Northcutt charges him with punches. Quinones to the body, eats a counter right. Two minutes to go.
Northcutt pops him with a stiff jab and side kick. Another good flurry with a minute to go. Side kick to the knee. He hits a takedown at the bell. 10-9 Northcutt.
Round 2: Leg kicks form Quinones, side kicks from Northcutt. Right hand from Quinones, avoids a wheel kick. Northcutt switches southpaw briefly. One minute in. Northcutt head kick blocked, side kick lands. Both attack the lead leg. More leg kicks from Quinones. Counter 1-2 by Northcutt. Two minutes in. Counter right by Quinones as he takes a body kick. Both land low kicks. They trade punches near the fence. Leg kick again from Quinones with two minutes to go.
They trade near the fence. Leg kicks met by a Northcutt right hand. Hard body kick by Northcutt. Stiff left. One minute to go. They exchange right hands and Northcutt buzzes Quinones with an uppercut. Northcutt with an easy takedown into side control. 10-9 Northcutt.
Round 3: Northcutt lands an early right hand. Quinones axe kick falls short. Northcutt shoots, tries a hip toss. Northcutt cracks him with jabs. Right hand by Northcutt. One minute in. Body kick by Northcutt, another knocks Quinones over. Two minutes in. Northcutt lands a good right hand and leg kick. Leg kicks. Right hand from Quinones. Northcutt body kick. Two minutes to go.
Northcutt with a high-amplitude takedown, tries to snatch a guillotine on the way up. Counter two-piece. One minute to go. Hard right by Quinones lands clean. Northcutt leg kick. Another right by Quinones and Northcutt shoots. Northcutt with a left hook, tries a cartwheel kick. 10-9 Northcutt.
Final result: Northcutt def. Quinones by unanimous decision
115 lbs.: Nina Ansaroff vs. Angela Hill
Round 1: Low kick from Ansaroff to start, then a counter left. Cross counter by Hill met by a leg kick. Nasty combination by Hill lands upstairs. Jabs from Ansaroff, Hill leg kick. Ansaroff fires a spinning back kick and Hill uses it to tie up. Ansaroff exits with a combination, eats a jab. Two minutes in. Leg kicks from Hill landing. Heavy low kick. Again and again. She catches Ansaroff’s body kick and trips her, but can’t take advantage. Two minutes to go.
Hill goes to the body, eats a hook, lands one in return. Ansaroff pumping her jab. They trade leg kicks, Hill lands a body kick. One minute to go. Counter jabs by Ansaroff, leg kick. Straight right. Right by Hill. Leg kick. 10-9 Hill.
Round 2: Both women staying busy. Hard right hand by Ansaroff. Leg kick from Hill. Ansaroff body kick on the counter. Counter right a minute in. Low kick. Ansaroff tries a takedown and they trade on the fence. Right hand by Hill. They continue to trade in the center, Ansaroff landing a bit more. Nice uppercut. Low kick exchange and both land hard right hands. Two minutes to go.
Knee from Hill. Ansaroff lands a leg kick, eats a counter right that knocks her back. Leg kick from Ansaroff. Body kick lands Good exchanges with a minute to go. Nasty overhand right by Hill. More exchanges. 10-9 Ansaroff.
Round 3: They meet in the center and continue to duke it out. Spinning back kick from Ansaroff. Leg kick. They trade right hands. Ansaroff leg kick, Hill combo. Hill to the body. One minute in. Ansaroff leg kick. Hill counters the next one with a right hand. Straight right and side kick by Ansaroff. Glancing head kick from Hill. Right hand exchange. Hill catches a kick and whacks at her legs two minutes in. Another leg kick by Ansaroff. Body kick comes back at her. Ansaroff leg kcks and right hand. Nice exchanges, Hill landing punches as Ansaroff tears into that lead leg. Two minutes to go.
Right hand from Hill connects. Side kick comes back and knocks her over. Left hook by Hill. Ansaroff leg kick to Brazilian kick attempt. One minute to go. Ansaroff catches a kick, can’t wind up on top. Low kick by Ansaroff and they trade combinations. Head kick lands for Ansaroff at the bell. 10-9 Ansaroff.
Final result: Ansaroff def. Hill by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Court McGee vs. Sean Strickland
Round 1: McGee firing leg kicks early. Strcikland working his jab, knocks an off-balance McGee down with a right hand into butterfly guard. McGee scrambles up a minute in. Strickland tries a head kick. McGee is struggling with the range so far, eating jabs but lands some kicks. Strickland’s jab continuing to find a home two minutes in. McGee body kick. Strickland easily avoids a takedown. Right hand by McGee. Two minutes to go.
Body kick again from McGee met by Strickland’s jab. Low kicks by McGee. Strickland catches a body kick, can’t use it. One minute to go. McGee left hook. Leg kick from McGee, combo by Strickland. Strickland jab, McGee body shot. McGee tries a spinning back kick, eats a left hook. 10-9 Strickland.
Round 2: Leg kick and body kick from McGee. He gets in deep on a shot, can’t dump Strickland but stays attached on the fence. They separate a minute in. McGee leg kick. Strickland continues to pump his jab. McGee right hand and leg kick. McGee continues to stay busy two minutes in. Strickland denies a takedown. Strickland showing no urgency outside the jabs. Two minutes to go.
McGee leg kick. McGee shoots, denied. Left hook by McGee. One minute to go. Body kick from Strickland, who sprawls on another shot. 10-9 Strickland.
Round 3: Head kick lands for McGee. Strickland jabbing, stuffs a takedown. McGee goes low-high a minute in. McGee shoots, puts Strickland on the cage. They separate. McGee fires a leg kick, gets taken down two minutes in. Half guard for Strickland. Two minutes to go.
Strickland going to work with short punches and elbows. Lotsa pressure, nothing devastating. McGee works his way to his feet and grabs the rear waistlock. One minute to go. Strickland continues to defend, so McGee goes for a leglock. No die and Strickland slams him before taking the back. Strickland can’t get his forearm under the chin so they just whale on each other. 10-9 Strickland.
Final result: Strickland def. McGee by unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Jake Collier vs. Marcel Fortuna
Round 1: -TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES-
Round 2: Collier pressing forward early. Low kick lands for him. Cross counter. Fortuna shoots, completes it, and instantly takes the back. Collier peels the hooks off a minute in and separates. Collier spinning, hurling assorted kicks. Leg kick lands two minutes in, then a body kick that Fortuna leans into. Fortuna goes low-high and spins to the rear waistlock, only to eat lefts from Collier on the break. Counter right by Fortuna, body kick by Collier. Two minutes to go.
Collier is just so much busier than Fortuna, marching forward. Fortuna avoids a spinning back fist, completes a shot into butterfly guard. Fortuna locks up an arm triangle and passes to mount. Collier avoids it and spins into top position, avoiding an armbar with a minute to go. Fortuna clinging to him. 10-9 Collier.
Round 3: Collier continuing to advance, landing punches and kicks. Fortuna goes for a single-leg, denied. Collier slams home more kicks, walks through a counter, and reverses a takedown into top position. He lets Fortuna up. Hard right hand lands for Collier. Leg kick. Fortuna with an exhausted-looking takedown attempt. Collier with a right hand and body shot. Fortuna ducks a right hand, but has nowhere near enough gas left to score a takedown. Two minutes to go.
Suddenly, Fortuna stings Collier with punches and now shows a bit of life, firing a head kick. Collier gets his bearings back in a hurry and resumes his advance. One minute to go. Body kick from Collier, left hook by Fortuna. Fortuna tries a takedown, denied by an underhook. Collier shoots before the bell, can’t get it. 10-9 Collier.
Final result: Collier def. Fortuna by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Karl Roberson vs. Darren Stewart
Round 1: Stewart came out of the gate with two spinning back fist attempts, while Roberson gauged distance and remained mobile. During an inside exchange, Roberson caught Stewart with huge uppercuts down the pipe and a crushing knee. Stewart pushed the action to the fence before working hard for a takedown. But it was Roberson who swept and ended up in top control. Roberson then transitioned, took Stewart’s back, and rained down selective shots. After working the arms, Roberson was able to lock in a tight rear-naked choke that forced Stewart to tap in the first round.
Final result: Roberson def. Stewart by submission (rear naked choke)