Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the pay-per-view (PPV) market this Saturday night (Feb. 11, 2017) for UFC 208: “Holm vs. De Randamie," which takes place inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The promotion's latest mixed martial arts (MMA) event will be headlined by Holly Holm and Germaine De Randamie, as they collide for the women’s inaugural featherweight championship. In the UFC 208 co-headliner, former middleweight champion Anderson Silva tries to get back into the win column against rugged 185-pound contender Derek Brunson.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 208 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on PPV.
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following "Holm vs. De Randamie."
Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 208 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 208 QUICK RESULTS:
Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie — de Randamie def. Holm by unanimous decision (48-47 x3)
Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson — Silva def. Brunson by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Jacare Souza vs. Tim Boetsch — Souza def. Boetsch by submission (kimura)at 3:41 of Round One
Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier — Teixeira def. Cannonier by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Dustin Poirier vs. Jim Miller — Poirier def. Miller by majority decision (28-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Randy Brown vs. Belal Muhammad — Muhammad def. Brown by unanimous decision(30-27 x2, 30-27)
Wilson Reis vs. Ulka Sasaki — Reis def. Sasaki by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Nik Lentz vs. Islam Makhachev — Makhachev def. Lentz by unanimous decision (30-25 x2, 30-27)
Ian McCall vs. Jarred Brooks — CANCELED (SERIOUSLY)
Rick Glenn vs. Phillipe Nover — Glenn def. Nover by split decision (27-30, 29-28 x2)
Roan Carneiro vs. Ryan LaFlare — LaFlare def. Carneiro by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
UFC 208 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
145 lbs.: Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie
Round 1: de Randamie slowly advancing as Holm stays light on her feet. Body kick from the Dutchwoman. Holm falls short with a rush. Low kicks. One minute in. Another low kick from Holm. Low kick from de Randamie in response. Again. Big counter right lands clean for de Randamie, Holm comes back with a straight left. Two minutes in. Right hand again by de Randamie. Low kick from Holm. Big punches by de Randamie. Two minutes to go.
Holm’s issue right now is that shes running straight at Germaine and eating huge punches in return. More leg kicks from Holm, who eats another cracking counter right. And another. One minute to go. Holm ducks a right hand and shoots. de Randamie goes for a throw from the whizzer, can’t get it. Holm threatens a takedown in return. 10-9 de Randamie.
Round 2: Leg kick from Holm; that’s been her only effective strike thus far. de Randamie answers with a body kick. Counter 1-2 lands for de Randamie. Counter right. Holm lands a punching combination. One minute in. Oblique kick by Holm, who walks into a check hook. Cracking counter right once again. I use “Cracking” because that’s the sound it’s making. Holm with a body kick and they clinch. She lands a knee to the body and takes de Randamie to the fence. They trade knees to the thighs. Two minutes to go.
de Randamie reverses and lands some knees to the body. Holm answers in kind. Holm reverses position in turn. Knees from de Randamie as Holm carts her to another part of the fence. de Randamie blasts her with a right hand after the bell. Oh boy. 10-9 de Randamie.
Round 3: Holm looks lucid when they resume, moving and striking. Counter right again by de Randamie. Low kick connects. One minute in. Holm head kick blocked. Side kick lands. Counter right and leg kick land for de Randamie. Two minutes in. Holm counters a counter. She shoots, stuffed. 1-2 lands for the Dutchwoman, then another right hand inside. 1-2 sets up a body kick. Two minutes to go.
Holm with some side and oblique kicks. Good leg kick. She ties up with double underhooks, but can’t get de Randamie down. 2-1 land for de Randamie. One minute to go. They separate. Holm checks a leg kick, lands a side kick. Just before the bell, Holm lands a pair of head kicks and they swing for the fences. Again, de Randamie throws after the bell. 10-9 de Randamie.
Round 4: Holm lands a good body kick inside, throwing additional volume. She presses de Randamie against the cage. One minute in. Referee separates them. Two minutes in. Holm lands a leg kick and avoids counters. de Randamie lands a leg kick, avoids a Superman punch. Holm with a straight left and body kick. de Randamie plants a kick in her midsection in return. Two minutes to go.
de Randamie lands a counter right at an awkward angle. Holm puts her back on the fence. One minute to go. Knees to the thigh from Holm. she tries an outside trip, can’t get it and eats hard knees to the body. 10-9 Holm.
Round 5: Holm with combinations, de Randamie with a counter right. Holm head kick blocked. Leg kick lands and she blocks a head kick coming back. One minute in. Straight right by de Randamie. Straight left briefly buckles de Randamie, who shoots in. Short elbow by Holm. Two minutes in. More elbows. Ref separates them. Combos from Holm, counter rights from de Randamie. Two minutes to go.
Holm ties up again, much to the crowd’s displeasure. Good knee to the body. One minute to go. Knees from de Randamie in return. She separates with a knee. 2-1 lands for her before the bell. 10-9 Holm. Comes down to Round Three.
Final result: de Randamie def. Holm by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson
Round 1: Slow start, neither man committing in the first minute. Low kick from Brunson. Counter hook lands for Silva. Again. Silva pursues with a 3-2 and Brunson shoots. Two minutes in. Silva stuffs it and separates off the fence. Brunson swings hard, gets cuffed by a left. Two minutes to go.
Brunson shoots, lands some big punches inside. Low kick lands for him. One minute to go. Another leg kick. Silva chases after him and stuffs a shot. Body kick from Silva. Silva grabs the Thai plum and Brunson bashes him with point-blank punches. Silva goes for a flying knee and slips, ending the round on the bottom in guard. 10-9 Brunson.
Round 2: Brunson shoots, sprawled on. Anderson just misses with a knee. One minute in. Counter hook from Silva. Straight left by Brunson connects. Two minutes in. Right hook from Brunson and Silva goes fora spinning back fist, only to get taken down. Silva works his way back up. Two minutes to go.
Silva with a short elbow. Right hand from Brunson as he separates. Shoots, stuffed. Fancy elbow by Silva on the break. One minute to go. Low kick lands. Silva with some Capoeira clowning and a combination. Jab knocks Brunson back. I don’t even know. 10-9 Brunson?
Round 3: Another hard left hand by Brunson, then a knee and straight left. Silva to the body. Two minutes in. Another big left hand from Brunson. Silva with the Thai plum, eats uppercuts. Both land left hands. Hug Tornado from Silva lands on the nards. Two minutes to go.
Brunson shoots and gets Silva to the mat with ninety seconds to go. One minute to go. Silva has his guard closed, trying to keep Brunson close. They trade strikes from there until the bell. I have no clue how to score this fight. 10-9 Brunson on bigger punches and the takedown.
Final result: Silva def. Brunson by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Jacare Souza vs. Tim Boetsch
Round 1: Souza on the front foot early. Front kick to the body, left hook upstairs. Long double-leg, Boetsch stuffs it and they move about in the clinch. One minute in. Body shots from Souza and a hard right hand on the exit. Leg kick from Boetsch. Again and a right hand. Souza to the body but Boetsch dings him with another right. Two minutes in. Souza catches a low kick and takes Boetsch down against the cage. Side control for Jacare. Two minutes to go.
Full mount for Jacare. He quickly locks up a kimura and forces the tap.
Final result: Souza def. Boetsch by submission (kimura)
205 lbs.: Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier
Round 1: Teixeira looking for his customary right hand early. Uppercut just misses. Nice single-leg by Teixeira, who passes quickly to half guard. One minute in. Cannonier regains guard. Back to half guard. Cannonier’s doing a solid job at defense. Cannonier turns into him, only to fall right into a guillotine. He manages to escape, but is back on the bottom in side control. Two minutes to go.
Cannonier clamping down on half guard. One minute to go. Teixeira shuts down an attempt to stand and takes mount. Cannonier regains half guard after taking a couple of left hands. He scoots to the fence and makes it to his feet. Cannonier landing well in the last few seconds. 10-9 Teixeira.
Round 2: Both men jabbing in the early going. 1-2 by Cannonier. Cracking jab. Glover shoots and hits another easy single-leg. One minute in. Teixeira back in half guard. Cannonier makes a bit of space and closes guard. Two minutes in. He scoots towards the fence, only for Teixeira to turn him to the side. Two minutes to go.
The referee stands them up. More jabs from Canonier. One minute to go. Double jab from Teixeira. Right to the body. Both men landing. Solid right cross and a body shot from the Brazilian before the bell. 10-9 Teixeira.
Round 3: Teixeira lands the same single-leg once again and takes side control. Cannonier regains half guard. Teixeira looking a bit more active after being stood up last round. Two minutes in. Teixeira moves to mount and denies an attempt to buck him off via the cage. Cannonier makes another attempt to bridge and this time regains half guard. Two minutes to go.
Back to full mount and he briefly threatens an arm triangle before Cannonier again regains half guard. One minute to go. Once again he’s in full mount, then grabs a seatbelt grip when Cannonier tries to stand. Cannonier makes it up and separates before the bell. 10-8 Teixeira under the new rules.
Final result: Teixeira def. Cannonier by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Dustin Poirier vs. Jim Miller
Round 1: Miller to the legs and body early. One minute in. Poirier lands a hard leg kick of his own. Another left to the body from Miller. Leg kick. Good counter left by Poirier and Millor shoots. Poirier sprawls and lands some solid shots inside. Elbow and right hook sting Miller on the exit. Miller throws back, soon landing a straight left. Body kick met by a Poirier left hand. Two minutes to go.
Good combination lands for Miller, who catches a leg kick. Straight left by Poirier. Miller with a counter hook. Poirier looking for a booming left that Miller’s thus far avoided. He catches a kick and trips Miller up, only for Miller to shoot in and quickly transition to his back. Miller looking for the choke, gets rolled into guard. Poirier on top in half guard, lets him up and slugs away. Straight left dings Poirier as they trade huge shots until the bell. 10-9 Miller.
Round 2: Sneaky uppercut by Miller as they continue to trade. Nice leg kick nearly puts Poirier on the mat. More big punches from both men. One minute in. Straight left lands for Poirier. Big punches by Poirier sting Miller, who shoots. Poirier fights it off and looks for more hard shots. Low kick from Miller met by a 1-2. Straight left and body shot from Miller met by a straight right. Two minutes in. HUGE punches from Poirier but Miller’s throwing back. Man, you can hear how hard these are. Nice left by Miller. Body shot. Good body kick with two minutes to go.
More punches from Poirier. Both land left hands. Miller shoots and nearly runs over the ref as he hauls Poirier to the fence. Elbows from The Diamond. Poirier ducks down and takes Miller down into guard. One minute to go. eE elects to let Miller up. Low kick by Miller, who seems to be fading fast. More big shots by Poirier. Miller lands a head kick that bounces off and a straight left that doesn’t. 10-9 Poirier.
Round 3: Straight left from Miller early. Both men landing hard punches as usual. Leg kicks seem to hurt Poirier. Another leg kick knocks Poirier down. His leg is not there anymore. Straight left from Miller, right hook by Poirier. Another leg kick by Miller. He’s swinging for the fences with these. Poirier catches the next leg kick and sets up in guard. Miller opens with rubber guard. Poirier keeping him against the fence, shutting down Miller’s guard or at least trying to. Two minutes to go.
Now some ground-and-pound from Poirier. Miller tries to stand and threatens a single-leg. One minute to go. Poirier sprawls on a takedown and shuts down a desperate attempt to take the back. Miller grabs a Kimura and cranks with all he’s got, only for Poirier to slip his arm free. Great fight. 10-9 Poirier.
Final result: Poirier def. Miller by majority decision
170 lbs.: Randy Brown vs. Belal Muhammad
Round 1: Brown looking to use his reach early. Low kicks from Muhammad. Right hand from Brown and a stiff jab as he eats another low kick. One minute in. Brown switching stances, eats another hard leg kick and comes back with a straight right. 2-1 from Brown. Two minutes in. Nice knee. Muhammad still advancing, picking at the lead leg. Spinning back kick from Brown. Good front kick met by a leg kick and another. Two minutes to go.
They trade right hands. Leg kick exchange. Both land punches and Muhammad slips in more leg kicks. Nice combo. One minute to go. More leg kicks. Body shot connects for Muhammad. Another leg kick trips Brown up. Three good punches from Brown. 10-9 Muhammad.
Round 2: Both men busy early. Brown front kick misses by inches. Body kick does not miss. More leg kicks from Muhammad, who wades in with some wide shots and ties up on the fence. One minute in. Brown avoids the takedown and lands a punching combination. Sharp punches from Brown. Muhammad catches an eye poke. He shoots and they jockey for position on the fence. Two minutes in. They separate forty seconds later. Low kick from Muhammad. Brown working his jab. Two minutes to go.
More leg kicks by Muhammad. He tries to go high, then scores a takedown and immediately takes the back. One minute to go. Both hooks in for Muhammad. He drops some sold punches and hammerfists on Brown until the bell. 10-9 Muhammad.
Round 3: More leg kicks from Muhammad. Left hand lands for Brown. Muhammad eats a low blow and they pause for a second. Muhammad shoots, stuffed. One minute in. He keeps driving and takes Brown down into guard. Brown immediately looks for mission control. Muhammad avoids an armbar attempt and continues the ground-and-pound. Two minutes in. Another armbar, this one too slow. Brown trying to use the cage to stand and gives up his back again. Two minutes to go.
Both hooks in for Muhammad. Staying steady with punches, locks up the body triangle. One minute to go. With less than thirty seconds to go, Brown spins into top position and drops ground-and-pound until the bell. 10-9 Muhammad.
Final result: Muhammad def. Brown by unanimous decision
125 lbs.: Wilson Reis vs. Ulka Sasaki
Round 1: Breakneck start to the fight, both men sending out punches and kicks. Straight right lands for Sasaki and Reis scores a takedown. One minute in. Full guard. Sasaki threatens a Kmura, manages to stand despite giving up his back. Another right hand by Sasaki. Reis shoots, stuffed. Low kick from Reis. Two minutes in. Another right by Sasaki and a body kick behind it. Reis cracks him with a straight left. Nice blast double for Reis and Sasaki again looks for the Kimura. Reis looking to pass, slips his arm free. Two minutes to go.
Sasaki regains guard, Reis retakes half guard after eating an elbow. Short elbow by Reis. One minute to go. Elbows from Reis. Sasaki using a closed guard to minimize damage. Sasaki makes room to stand and does so before the bell. 10-9 Reis.
Round 2: Reis opens with a low kick. Right hook lands for him, then another. Again and he hits a nice level change into half guard. Nice transition to the back, both hooks in. One minute in. Sasaki sweeps into top position, but bails when Reis threatens his own sweep. They trade punches. Sasaki shoots, sprawled on. Two minutes in. Sasaki tries a Granby roll, surrenders guard two minutes in. Reis gives him space and then takes the back once again when Sasaki tries to scramble up. Vicious neck crank, Sasaki breaks his grip. Two minutes to go.
Reis transitions to an arm triangle. He retakes the back, and traps a hand, cranking away. Sasaki frees his hand and fights it off. He scrambles up and lands a knee, only to get taken down once again. 10-9 Reis.
Round 3: Reis advancing, throwing nice punches. He shoots, Sasaki denies it. One minute in. Solid kicks from Sasaki and a good knee. He shrugs off a takedown attempt and fires his jab. Head kick lands. Hard right hook jacks Sasaki’s jaw in return. Reis shoots. Two minutes in. He gets him down this time. Sasaki stands, avoiding a back take. Two minutes to go.
They separate. Body kick and a beautiful double-leg from Reis. He gets overconfident, though, and Sasaki manages to take his back. One minute to go. Nice elbows from Sasaki. He maintains the body triangle until the bell. 10-9 Sasaki.
Final result: Reis def. Sasaki by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Nik Lentz vs. Islam Makhachev
Round 1: Both kick and tie up early. Makhachev puts him on the fence. Lentz knees the body. Makhachev fishing for trips, takes him down a minute in. Half guard for Makhachev, but Lentz locks up a guillotine. Makhachev works his head free and Lentz tries to get his back on the fence. Makhachev does well to deny him. LEntz makes a solid effort to stand, denied again. Two minutes in. Makhachev looking for half guard. He gets it and lands an elbow. Two minutes to go.
Lentz looks for butterfly hooks, uses hem to make space and stand. One minute to go. Makhachev catches a knee and scores another takedown, waiting out a guillotine. 10-9 Makhachev.
Round 2: Makhachev firing off kicks early. They clinch, throwing rights on the exit. Body kick from Lentz, Makhachev comes back with a Brazilian kick and punches. Nice kicks to the body and head from Makhachev. One minute in. Inside trip puts Makhachev back on top, taking half guard. Two minutes in. Lentz is doing well to limit Makhachev’s ground-and-pound and passing. Makhachev looking for mount, can’t get it. Lentz again looks for a guillotine. Two minutes to go.
Makhachev quickly pops out and blatantly grabs the fence to aid his passing. Elbow by the Dagestani. Makhachev looking to set up an arm triangle choke, moves to side control. One minute to go. Back to half guard, then the mount. Lentz spins and gives up his back to try and stand. 10-9 Makhachev.
Round 3: Lentz lands a straight left early. He’s moving forward, sending out slow strikes. Spinning back fist misses. Body kick from Makhachev stings Lentz, who catches a flying knee and looks for a takedown. Makhachev counters it with a trip into half guard. Two minutes in. Sporadic ground-and-pound from Makhachev. He passes to side control and looks to isolate an arm. Two minutes to go.
Makhachev surfing well, constantly shifting position and landing strikes. Some heavier punches landing for him. He takes the back and thumps away with punches. One minute to go. Lentz manages to slip out and shoot in. Makhachev throws him back down before the bell. I’m gonna call 10-8 Makhachev under the new rules.
Final result: Makhachev def. Lentz by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Rick Glenn vs. Phillipe Nover
Round 1: Nover lands a 2-3 early. Body kick lands and Glenn comes back with a straight left. One minute in. Lovely head kick from Nover lands clean, but Glenn immediately cracks him with a left cross. 2-3 by Glenn. Two minutes in. Nover with a check hook. Stiff right hand connects. Two minutes to go.
Another check hook. Nice jab. Another head kick connects and Glenn just ignores it. Glenn lands the straight left again. One minute to go. Spinning back elbow lands for Nover, who’s clowning a bit. Both land hard as Glenn ties up. 10-9 Nover.
Round 2: Nover sending out kicks early. Glenn tries a low kick, checked. Left hook from Nover. Glenn with a body kick and they trade. One minute in. Nover shoots, sprawled on. Glenn head kick attempt. Low kick lands and he clinches, taking a knee to the body. Two minutes in. He changes levels and scores a brief takedown before Nover pops up. Glenn staying heavy on him. Two minutes to go.
Nice knees from Nover. Still can’t dislodge Glenn. Glenn exits with a knee, eats an elbow in return. One minute to go. Glenn counters a head kick with a wide left hook. 1-2 connects. Nice body shot on the counter. Glenn grabs the Thai plum and lands some knees to the body. 10-9 Glenn.
Round 3: Both men active early on. Swatting hook by Nover. One minute in. Nover pops him with the jab. Inside low kick from Glenn, eats another jab. Body kick met by a jab. Both just miss with big shots. Check hook by Nover and Glenn ties up, looking to muscle him down. Two minutes in. Nover with a few knees and elbows as Glenn struggles. Referee separates them with two minutes to go.
Leg kick from Glenn and he wades back into the clinch. Nover circles off with a left hand. Another cracking jab met by a leg kick. Check hook with a minute to go. Glenn with a straight left and right hook. Good knees by Nover, who gets taken down. Glenn with some nice clinchwork when he stands. 10-9 Nover, but I wouldn’t argue.
Final result: Glenn def. Nover by split decision
170 lbs.: Roan Carneiro vs. Ryan LaFlare
Round 1: LaFlare southpaw, Carneiro orthodox. LaFlare opens with a liver kick. Carneiro tries a head kick, lands a low kick. LaFlare whiffs on a wheel kick. One minute in. Left hand behind a liver kick. Check hook lands. Another body kick and he ties up. They separate. Straight right connects for Carneiro. Another one and LaFlare shoots. Carneiro denies it with underhooks, two minutes in. LaFlare misses with a head kick. Carneiro leg kick. He shoots and LaFlare counters it into deep half guard. Two minutes to go.
LaFlare limp-legs out and stands. Body kick lands and Carneiro shoots, eating a knee. One minute to go. Knee from LaFlare. He circles out. Quick punching exchange. Carneiro leg kick. 10-9 LaFlare.
Round 2: They trade low kicks. Another hard body kick from LaFlare and a straight left. Big left hand drops Carneiro and LaFlare follows him down into guard. Announcers think it was a slip. One minute to go. LaFlare landing some short punches, keeping Carneiro against the fence. Carneiro kicks him away and stands two minutes in. LaFlare sending out head kicks. He ducks a right hand and shoots, bails when Carneiro threatens a guillotine. Straight left legitimately drops Carneiro this time and LaFlare bashes away. Two minutes to go.
Carneiro regains his wits and locks up half guard. LaFlare staying tight. One minute to go. Carneiro gets warned for putting his toes in the cage, but manages to slip out and stand. 10-9 LaFlare.
Round 3: LaFlare pressuring early. Left hand connects. Good body shot. Carneiro wings a right hand and tries to pull guard to no avail. One minute in. 1-2-3 and another straight left by LaFlare. LaFlare launches a wheel kick and scores a takedown into half guard. Carneiro stands and lands a right hand. Body kick from LaFlare, Carneiro with a leg kick. Two minutes to go. LaFlare tries a head kick, blocked and they clinch. Knee exchange. They separate. Counters from LaFlare. Head kick just misses. Carneiro pops him with a lead right. Two minutes to go.
Carneiro catches a knee and looks for a single-leg. He cracks him with a left hook but loses position on the fence. LaFlare shoots and Carneiro counters into half guard. avoiding a kimura attempt. One minute to go. Carneiro staying heavy and passes to full mount. LaFlare bucks wildly until the bell. 10-9 Carneiro.
Final result: LaFlare def. Carneiro by unanimous decision