Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is all set to pull the trigger on the UFC 219 pay-per-view (PPV) event, locked and loaded for Saturday night (Dec. 30, 2017) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring “Prelims” on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
And it’s a doozy.
UFC 219 will be headlined by the women’s featherweight title fight pitting reigning division queenpin Cris Cyborg opposite former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm. Elsewhere on the card, Khabib Nurmagomedov aims to reclaim his spot in the 155-pound title chase against dynamic striker Edson Barboza.
That’s not all. Not by a long shot.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 219 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET, 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 219 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 219 QUICK RESULTS:
Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm —- Cyborg def. Holm by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47 x2)
Edson Barboza vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov — Nurmagomedov def. Barboza by unanimous decision (30-25 x2, 30-24)
Marc Diakiese vs. Dan Hooker -- Hooker def. Diakiese by submission (guillotine choke) at 0:42 of Round Three
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza — Esparza def. Calvillo by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny — Magny def. Condit by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Khalil Rountree — Oleksiejczuk def. Rountree by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Rick Glenn vs. Myles Jury — Jury def. Glenn by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Omari Akhmedov vs. Marvin Vettori — Majority draw (28-28, 28-29, 28-28)
Matheus Nicolau vs. Louis Smolka — Nicolau def. Smolka by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-25)
Mark Delarosa vs. Tim Elliott — Elliott def. Delarosa by submission (anaconda choke) at 1:41 of Round Two
UFC 219 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
145 lbs.: UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm
Round 1: Cyborg advancing. Holm sidesteps a 1-2. Holm catches a head kick, eats right hands as she dumps Cyborg and they tie up. Double underhooks for Holm. One minute in. They separate. Leg kick from Cyborg. Holm with a straight left. BIG counter right by Cyborg. Two minutes in. Low kick again. Another counter right by Cyborg. Combo from Holm. Lead right hand comes back at her. Two minutes to go.
Low kick from Cyborg and another hard right inside. Holm lands a combo, eats a knee, and takes Cyborg to the fence. They separate with just over a minute to go. Good straight left lands for Holm. Knee and right by Cyborg as Holm puts her on the cage. Cyborg frames and shoves her away. Holm tries a head kick before the bell. 10-9 Cyborg.
Round 2: 1-2 from Holm. Good exchange near the fence. Another trade inside. Check hook by Cyborg. One minute in. Hard counter right connects. Body kick. Side kick from Holm. Head kick attempt. They trade power hands. Holm again grabs double underhooks and puts Cyborg on the cage, the separates. Counter rights, leg kick by Cyborg. Holm fires an elbow on the break. Two minutes to go.
Left hand by Holm. Power hands, clinch by Holm. Cyborg grabs over-unders and reverses position. Back to double unders for Holm. They break with forty seconds to go. Cyborg fires head kicks, lands a hard right hand and body kick. Cyborg again catches her with a right before going to the cage. 10-9 Cyborg on quality shots.
Round 3: Cyborg comes out kicking. Holm tries a head kick. Cyborg gets double underhooks and takes her to the fence. Knees. One more knee before they break a minute in. They trade in the center. Oblique kick from Holm, left hook by Cyborg. Right hand and knee by Cyborg two minutes in. Leg kick connects. Counter hook. Holm lands a solid right hook. Straight left. Another. Two minutes to go.
Cyborg digs a knee to the midsection. Cyborg follows up a kick with punches, eats a leg kick. 1-2 knocks Holm back and she tries to put Cyborg on teh cage. Holm with a couple head kick attempts, Cyborg catches one and digs in knees. Hard body kick. BIG counter right wobbles Holm and Cyborg charges after her with heavy punches. 10-9 Cyborg.
Round 4: Cyborg pumping her jab. Good left hand by Holm. Cyborg lands a pair of rights near the cage. One minute in. Left body kick. Head kick attempt by Holm, straight left lands and they trade right hands. Cyborg lands a good head kick, takes a left hand. Holm body kick. Two minutes in. Patient pressure by Cyborg, good body kick. Another counter right jacks Holm’s jaw. Cyborg is getting worryingly close with that head kick. Front kick. Two minutes to go.
Holm’s trying different setups for the head kick but none are working. She puts Cyborg on the fence, eats knees. Cyborg lands another right hand, showing more aggression. One minute to go. Cyborg lands a pair of counters. Stiff jab on the cage. Another jab, tries to spin. 10-9 Cyborg.
Round 5: Good jab by Cyborg. Holm really active, eats hard leg kicks and lands an elbow. Cyborg puts her on the cage. Over-unders a minute in. Elbow from Cyborg when they separate. Body kick lands for her. Holm launching kicks, eats a low kick. 1-2 from Cyborg. Two minutes in, counter combo and body kick land for her. Hard right by Cyborg. Leg kick. Hard body kick for Holm. Cyborg with a good knee and leg kick. 1-2 with two minutes to go.
Cyborg managing range, avoiding the vast majority of Holm’s shots. Holm tries a hook kick. Cyborg with a pair of winging right hands. They trade rights. 1-2. They exchange with a minute to go. Cyborg cracks her with a Superman punch. Both land in the center. Cyborg wades into the clinch and fires knees. A few more before the bell. 10-9 Cyborg.
Final result: Cyborg def. Holm by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Edson Barboza vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Round 1: Hard leg kicks from Barboza to start. Nurmagomedov pursuing, both whiff on right hands. Another inside kick from Edson. More inside low kicks piling up. Nurmagomedov blocks a head kick, fires right hands, and shoots a minute in. Barboza turns him aside and seaprates, ripping to the body and leg. Nurmagomedov waving him on as he flurries and shoots again. He completes an inside trip against the cage and here come the elbows. Two minutes in. Nasty punches. More shots piling up, Barboza absorbing them well thus far. Side control for Nurmagomedov with two minutes to go.
BIG right hand lands for Nurmagomedov as Barboza regains guard. Nurmagomedov moves into a low mount and continues smashing away. Full mount now. Barboza trying to scoot to the fence. Nurmagomedov blasting away from point-blank range. Back to mount with a minute to work. Elbows now. More mauling. Nurmagomedov tries a crank, then drills Barboza with more right hands. 10-8 Nurmagomedov despite Barboza’s early success.
Round 2: Nurmagomedov continues marching forward as Barboza slings kicks. Good circling off the fence. Nurmagomedov pumping his jab, flurrying. Hard combo on the fence and he shoots a minute in. Good knee by Barboza on the cage. Nurmagomedov chipping away with short punches. Barboza shoves him away and tries a wheel kick, blocked. Barboza rips the body two minutes in. Right hands by Nurmagomedov and he looks for a single-leg. Barboza can’t get away and Nurmagomedov sets up in half guard. Two minutes to go.
Left hands from Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov controlling Barboza’s legs as he thumps him with left hands. One minute to go. He pulls Barboza onto his back and drops some more sickening punches. 10-9 Nurmagomedov, not quite a 10-8 since the GnP was more sedate.
Round 3: Barboza launching more kicks, finding the mark. Heavy flurry by Nurmagomedov as he walks Barboza down. He changes levels on the cage and drags him back down a minute in. Barboza stands, eating punches on the way up. Nurmagomedov still driving, but Barboza defending well. Knee from Barboza, still defending. He successfully circles off and cracks Nurmagomedov with a left. Wheel kick just blocked, then a clean overhand right from Barboza. Two minutes to go.
Barboza tries to change levels, dragged back down. Nurmagomedov chipping away. One minute to go. Left hand after left hand, but Barboza is still trying to stand. Barboza stands, just misses with a knee. Nurmagomedov marching after him. 10-9 Nurmagomedov.
Final result: Nurmagomedov def. Barboza by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Marc Diakiese vs. Dan Hooker
Round 1: Diakiese catches a kick, gets popped by a right behind it. Looking for oblique kicks. One minute in. Jumping spinning back kick attempt falls short. Leg kick exchange. Hard low kick by Hooker. Two minutes in. Hooker out of range of most of Diakiese’s shots, but not throwing much in return. Two-touch back kick caught by Hooker. Stiff jab by Hooker. Two minutes to go.
Glancing counter right by Diakiese. Body kick lands. Oblique kick lands. Wheel kick falls short. Diakiese catches a leg, can’t get the trip. They trade low kicks. Hooker lands a body kick and counters a takedown into one of his own. Close. 10-9 Hooker.
Round 2: Hooker tries a front kick, eats a leg kick. Leg kick exchange. Nice overhand left by Diakiese met by a leg kick. Body kick by Hooker. One minute in. Hooker lands a straight right, stuffs a takedown and puts him on the fence. Diakiese tries a throw, can’t get it. Hooker denies another throw and they separate two minutes in. Diakiese with a trio of calf kicks. Knee in the clinch. Hooker changes levels and takes him down on the cage. Hooker staying heavy, takes the back. Two minutes to go.
Full body triangle for Hooker, looking for the choke. One minute to go. Diakiese defending well. He explodes into guard with twenty seconds to go, ending the round there. 10-9 Hooker.
Round 3: Diakiese comes out slugging, lands some solid punches. They attack each other’s legs, Hooker tries to slow him down with a knee. Diakiese continues to find the mark with heavy punches. Just as he seems to be getting momentum, he shoots into a savage guillotine that draws a frantic tap.
Final result: Hooker def. Diakiese by submission (guillotine choke)
115 lbs.: Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza
Round 1: Esparza lands a right hand early. Leg kick lands. Rights from Calvillo. Well-timed takedown by Calvillo into half guard. One minute in. Two minutes in, minimal damage. Esparza regains guard. Calvillo fires elbows, but Esparza turns for an armbar. Esparza breaks her grip, but Calvillo gets her elbow out and takes side control with two minutes to go.
Esparza throwing elbows off of her back. Knee from Calvilo. One minute to go. Esparza inverts for an armbar, no dice. She tries to get to her knees, eats heavy shots from Calvillo. Slick back take, but Esparza spins into guard and drops punches. 10-9 Calvillo.
Round 2: Esparza opens with another right hand. Leg kick lands. Counter right from Calvillo. Another leg kick by Esparza, not much on it. One minute in. Harder one soon after. Big right hand by Esparza. She’s moving quite well this round. Calvillo changes levels, lands a left on the break. Two minutes in. Esparza with another pair of rights, one from Calvilo as well. Esparza shoots, eats a knee. Left hook by Esparza, jab and 1-2 by Calvillo. Two minutes to go.
They trade right hands. Hard counter right buzzes Esparza, who eats a 1-2. Esparza completes a single-leg, can’t keep her down but lands a leg kick on teh way up. One minute to go. 1-2 from Esparza. Calvillo ducks in, eats a knee and they trade lefts. Leg kick by Esparza. Esparza completes another single-leg, again can’t keep her down. 10-9 Esparza.
Round 3: Right hand by Calvillo early. Esparza with a leg kick and right hand. Good right by Calvillo as they exchange. Esparza tries a single-leg, gets taken to the fence. One minute in. Elbow from Calvillo, right hand on the break. Leg kick lands for Esparza. Right hand after a faked level change. Two minutes in. Another leg kick. Superman punch kicks off an Esparza combination, then a leg kick and right hand. Esparza shoots, stuffed. Leg kick again. Calvillo lands one in return. Good jab. Two minutes to go.
Esparza continues to land leg kicks and right hands. Calvillo tries a single leg, eats a left hook on the break. One minute to go. Hard combination by Esparza. Esparza takes her down, can’t keep her there. Counter right lands for Calvillo. Esparza leg kick. Esparza charges after her, winging bombs. 10-9 Esparza.
170 lbs.: Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny
Round 1: Good leg kick from Condit, Magny tries to answer in kind. Magny catches a leg kick and tries to take top position, only for Condit to threaten a leg. Magny defending thus far. One minute in. Magny gets free and takes him down into full guard. Condit uses the cage to stand, dragged back down, pops back up. Magny tries to put in a hook, Condit spins to face him. Magny staying heavy in the clinch. Condit reverses, trades knees. Magny with a right on the break. Condit lands a leg kick, eats a right hand. Two minutes to go.
Condit tries a head kick, falls short. His nose is bothering him. Leg kick from Condit lands well. He slips a right hand. Teep to the body by Magny. One minute to go. Magny sticks a right to the body. Combination from Condit, tries to fly. Magny catches a leg, can’t get the takedown and eats an elbow in the clinch. Right hand by Condit, leg kick lands. 10-9 Magny, but closer than the commentators have it.
Round 2: Magny still marching after him, eats a glancing kick. Another leg kick from Condit, front kick afterwards. Front kick from Magny, body kick. He catchesa low kick and lands a right before taking Condit to the fence a minute in. Head presure and knees from Magny, who has double underhooks. Condit denies a takedown, eats more knees. Magny tries a throw, gets taken down and looks for a leg. Two minutes in. Magny slips his leg out and takes half guard. Hammerfists before Condit regains guard. Condit looks for a Kimura. Two minutes to go.
Condit scrambles up, eats a couple knees. Good elbow on the break. Condit doing work on the cage. Condit tries to spin, lands a leg kick. Elbow from Condit inside and he ties up on the cage. Magny reverses position, gets the other underhook. Magny hits another takedown, can’t keep him down but stays attached. Another takedown into guard. Condit turns for an armbar, not deep enough and Magny whacks him with lefts when he looks for a leg. 10-9 Magny.
Round 3: Condit sends out early kicks. Leg kick and side kick from Magny. Body kick from Condit. Leg kick lands. One minute in. Good combo by Condit off the back foot. Condit tries a knee, whiffs. Good long right by Magny and another counter off the leg kick. He shoots, grabs teh rear waist lock as Condit looks for a Kimura. Two minutes in. Magny gets his arm free and they separate. Magny to the body and head with right hands. Leg kick. Condit flurry. Heavy body shot from Condit on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Condit tries to punch off the cage, takes a leg kick. Right hand from Magny. Leg kick. Both land body kicks. One minute to go. Counter left and body shot from Condit. They clinch and Magny hits an outside trip. Condit still looking for a leg. Magny staying heavy on him. Condit scrambles up. 10-9 Magny.
Final result: Magny def. Condit by unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Khalil Rountree
Round 1: Rountree lands a left hand early as Oleksiejczuk presses forward. Low kick from Rountree, who eats a heavy overhand left. Rountree leg kick countered by a left hand. One minute in. They’re winging some massive shots. Oleksiejczuk catches a kick and looks for a single-leg. He takes Rountree down and they scramble. Oleksiejczuk puts him on the fence. Two minutes in. Rountree makes his way up, holding onto the front headlock. He transitions to a full guilotine, can’t get it but rips into Oleksiejczuk with punches. They trading bombs. 1-2 from Rountree, who is visibly tired but lands some big left hands. Two minutes to go.
Combination from Oleksiejczuk. 1-2 lands clean for him. BIG left hand. Rountree right hook, big lefts by Oleksiejczuk. Another clean left hand. One minute to go. Rountree tries an overhand left. Oleksiejczuk to the body. Big elboy form Oleksiejczuk. Body kick. Oleksiejczuk to the body. 10-9 Oleksiejczuk. .
Round 2: Left hands from Oleksiejczuk, who blocks a head kick and counters a leg kick. 1-2 from Oleksiejczuk. Overhand left by Rountree, then a hard right hook. One minute in. Oleksiejczuk body kick, ducks a spinning back fist. Uppercut, body shot. Straight left. Oleksiejczuk totally fresh, Rountree totally gassed. Two minutes in. Oleksiejczuk landing uppercuts, good knee. Straight left. Oleksiejczuk chewing him up. Two minutes to go.
Right hook from Rountree. Oleksiejczuk leg kick. Rountree is still throwing the occasional shot but there’s nothing there. They trade uppercuts inside. Oleksiejczuk tags the body, eats an uppercut. One minute to go. Oleksiejczuk plugs him with a straight left. Rountree with a hard knee, eats a body shot inside. Oleksiejczuk rips the body again. 10-9 Oleksiejczuk.
Round 3: Rountree showing some desperation, hurling combinations. Oleksiejczuk shoots, takes him down into guard. One minute in. Oleksiejczuk with some steady ground-and-pound. Two minutes in. Oleksiejczuk moves to side control. Two minutes to go.
Rountree gets to his knees, goes back to his back when Oleksiejczuk threatens an RNC. Rountree lands an elbow while Oleksiejczuk continues to land punches. One minute to go. Oleksiejczuk keeps it up until the bell. 10-9 Oleksiejczuk.
Final result: Oleksiejczuk def. Rountree by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Rick Glenn vs. Myles Jury
Round 1: Body kick from Jury. Glenn ties up, Jury puts him on the fence. They jockey for position on the cage a minute in. Another solid body kick from Jury. Glenn charges, gets knocked off-balance by a left hook. More body kicks. Glenn blocks the next one. A couple more and Glenn shoots on one, only to get swept. Jury on top in half guard, now full guard. He stands and allows Glenn to his feet. Two minutes to go.
Jury digs another body kick and a 1-2. Counter uppercut lands when Glenn tries to duck in. One minute to to. Jury pops him with another straight left. Glenn catches a body kick, gets stuffed. Jury lands a flying knee and right hand. He’s schooling Glenn in the standup so far. Glenn shoots and puts him on the fence. 10-9 Jury.
Round 2: Jury goes low-high with punches, puts Jury on the fence. Jury with a knee on the break. Nasty counter 2-3 by Jury. Glenn catches a kick, can’t chase him down. One minute in. Another body kick by Jury. Jury works his way to a body lock and looks for the back. They jockey for position two minutes in. Jury scores a takedown into mount with two minutes to go.
Jury threatens an arm-triangle, transitions to the back. Glenn scrambling well, Jury a bit too low on the back. He readjusts and reestablishes top position. Full guard with a minute to go. Hard left hand by Jury. Another hard right hand before the bell. 10-9 Jury.
Round 3: Jury continuing to punish Glenn when “The Gladiator” tries to rush inside. Glenn puts him on the fence. They separate a minute in. Left hand by Glenn. Counter left catches him. Glenn body kick, back to the fence. Elbow lands for him. They separate. Glenn again rushes in, can’t keep him on the cage. Two minutes in. Counter hook by Jury, who eats a liver kick and lands a counter knee. Hard knee by Jury as he pivots. Counter left knocks Glenn back. Two minutes to go.
Jury catches a body kick, lands a knee. Glenn ties up, eats a knee, separation. Another hard knee by Jury as he’s hauled to the fence. One minute to go. Jury hits a knee tap into guard. He blasts Glenn with an elbow in the waning seconds. 10-9 Jury.
Final result: Jury def. Glenn by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Omari Akhmedov vs. Marvin Vettori
Round 1: Akhmedov opens with a leg kick. Right hand from Akhmedov, Vettori tries a combo in return. Heavy body kick by the Dagestani, but Vettori continues to advance and lands one of his own. One minute in. Solid counter from Akhmedov, who’s winging some big punches. Hard knee catches Akhmedov leaning. Both land left hands, then Akhmedov lands enother. Big punches landing for Akhmedov, straight right dings Vettori. BIG hook. Two minutes in. More hooks by Akhmedov. Right hand downstairs. They trade on the fence. Vettori tries to shoot, blasted by a right hand. Vettori leg kick. Two minutes to go.
Akhmedov wades after him with another hard right hand, walks into a knee. Good straight lefts by Vettori. Vettori lands a body kick, eats right hands. They exchange near the fence. Akhmedov shoots, stuffed with a minute to go. Akhmedov visibly winded. 10-9 Akhmedov.
Round 2: Akhmedov tears into Vettori’s lead leg with kicks, lands good punches before going for a takedown. Vettori tries a Kimura, transitions to an armbar. He locks up a triangle from there and Akhmedov works his head free. Vettori scrambles up and separates two minutes in. Straight left by Vettori, knee and winging right from Akhmedov. He tries to spin. Another hard leg kick with two minutes to go.
Vettori wades after him with left hands, ties up on the fence. They separate. Left hook lands for Akhmedov. 2-3. One minute to go. Both land near the fence. Akhmedov’s right eye has a mouse under it. 10-9 Akhmedov.
Round 3: Akhmedov is definitely tired, but still winging shots and landing a few. Flurry and hard knee from Vettori. He flurries inside and Akmhedov waves him on. Another knee by the Italian. Straight left a minute in. They tie up, Vettori tries to flurry on the break. Vettori grabs a body lock. Another straight left and another. Akhmedov’s mouthpiece falls out two minutes in. Vettori eats a spinning back fist. BIG overhand right by Akhmedov. Vettori slugging with him, takes him to the fence. They separate with two minutes to go.
Vettori popping him with straight lefts over and over. Head kick and left hand and Akhmedov is not steady. Vettori body kick. Akhmedov lands a right, tries a knee and lands enouther right behind it. Vettori marching forward with a minute to go. Akhmedov shoots, surrenders half guard. Vettori chips away until the bell. 10-9 Vettori.
Final result: Majority Draw
125 lbs.: Matheus Nicolau vs. Louis Smolka
Round 1: Smolka moving forward early, as expected. Body shot lands for him as Nicolau wings counters. BIG counter right by Nicolau. One minute in. Nicolau slips a combo. Nicolau scores a knockdown and steps into guard, dropping shots. Now to half guard. Two minutes in. Smolka tries to stand, wrangled down. Side control for Nicolau. Scrambles continue and Cincolau lets him up. BIG 2-3 and down goes Smolka again. Nicolau locks up a head-and-arm choke with two minutes to go.
Smolka manages to survive, eats a knee on the way up. Nicolau catches a kick, can’t use it. One minute to go. Nicolau is just so much sharper on the feet. Another 2-3 has Smolka wobling. He throws back, but gets blasted by the same combo again for yet another knockdown. Smolka goes for an armbar at the bell. 10-7 Nicolau.
Round 2: Smolka’s still walking after him, bloodied. Again, 2-3 connects. One minute in. Nicolau running circles around him, jabs the body. Smolka leg kick. Both land in the pocket. Smolka leg kick. Straight right. Nicolau catches him with a hard jab, eats a left hook. Smolka right hand, Nicolau left hook. Good body kick lands for Smolka. They trade body shots. Nicolau swats him with another hook. Two minutes to go.
1-2 lands. Another hook. Body shot. Left hook exchange. Body shots from Smolka. Nice double hook from the Brazilian. Nicolau catches him coming in with a minute to go. Smolka body kick, both land hard punches. 10-9 Nicolau.
Round 3: 1-2 from Smolka. Leg kick from Smolka. He’s still pressing forward, marching after Nicolau. Nicolau tags the body, eats a head kick. Nicoau catches a body kick and trips him down, landing good punches before standing a minute in. Another 2-3 by Nicolau met by a left hook. He’s still coming forward. Nicolau plugs the body, lands a good kick. Smolka fires a body shot and Nicolau takes him down into half guard. Two minutes in. Nicolau elects to let him up. Two minutes to go.
Nicolau tries another takedown, trades right hands. Another takedown, anaconda choke attempt. One minute to go. Nicolau takes the back and looks for the choke. He nearly gets it locked in, but doesn’t have the angle. 10-9 Nicolau.
Final result: Nicolau def. Smolka by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Mark Delarosa vs. Tim Elliott
Round 1: Elliott goes for an early single-leg and avoids a guillotine on his way to side control. Back to half guard, then full. Delarosa looking for an armbar, Elliott stacking. One minute in. Elliott hauls him up for a slam. He heaves him up for another and pops his arm free before putting in a hook. Ground-and-pound, then what looks like a banana split attempt before regaining half guard. Two minutes in. Back to full guard, chipping away. Two minutes to go.
Elliott postures up for some decent shots. Back to half guard. Delarosa looks to turn, only to find himself in an arm-in guillotine. Elliott sweeps to mount and lets it go to start dropping more punches. More scrambles, more punches. 10-8 Elliott.
Round 2: Delarosa shoots into a guillotine that Elliott converts into an anaconda choke. Delarosa escapes, finds himself in a rear crucifix before Elliott ends up on top in half guard. Delarosa looks for an armbar, Elliott steps over and locks up another anaconda choke. Delarosa starts turning red and is forced to tap.
Final result: Elliott def. Delarosa by submission (anaconda choke)