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UFC Fight Night 114 results: ‘Pettis vs. Moreno’ live updates, fight recaps - 'Prelims'

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It all goes down later tonight (Sat., Aug. 5, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 114 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico, when Sergio Pettis and Brandon Moreno collide in an ultra-important flyweight main event. On top of that, women’s strawweights Alexa Grasso and Randa Markos will do battle in the co-main event, while Rashad Evans meets Sam Alvey in an enticing middleweight showdown.

But, before the premier bouts get underway on FS1 starting at 10 p.m. ET, UFC Fight Night 114's “Prelims” action will go down on Fight Pass starting at 7 p.m. ET and FS1 starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Find out what happened right here as the UFC Fight Night 114 undercard recaps roll in real-time:

Brad Scott vs. Jack Hermansson

For the preliminary main course, Swedish striker Hermansson (16-3) looked to improve his UFC middleweight record to 3-1 when he took on English veteran Scott (11-5). Hermansson jumped around the outer edges of the pocket from the jump. He peppered Scott with leg kicks before leaping inside and scoring a takedown along the cage. Scott threatened with a triangle choke, but “Joker” remained heavy, freed himself, and sneaked into full mount. Scott turned over and ate hard shots from the top. Hermansson followed his efforts up with ferocious elbows and ground-and-pound before the referee jumped in for the first-round TKO stoppage.


Dustin Ortiz vs. Hector Sandoval

The second of three flyweight battles on the card saw UFC veteran Ortiz (17-7) try to rebound after a submission loss to Moreno back in April in a matchup against Team Alpha Male’s Sandoval (14-4). Making his first appearance in his home country of Mexico, Sandoval came firing out of the gate. He caught Ortiz with an awkward combination inside that buckled the veteran. But Ortiz returned with a right hand that hurt Sandoval and sent him flying to the canvas. Ortiz landed another hard shot on the way down before earning the knockout stoppage and quickest finish in UFC flyweight history (15 seconds).


Henry Briones vs. Rani Yahya

In his 13th UFC appearance, bantamweight veteran Rani Yahya (24-9) attempted to get back into the win column when he took on Mexican journeyman Briones (16-7-1). It was all Yahya in the early going, as the Brazilian leaped in for a takedow along the cage and ended up in top control. Yahya worked for positioning and started to squeeze tight on a north-south choke. Briones hung in tough, playing defense like a pro and forcing Yahya to exhaust energy. But the Brazilian black belt couldn’t be stopped, as Yahya stepped over with control of an arm and cranked hard for the kimura finish.


Jose Alberto Quinonez vs. Diego Rivas

Sparking off the UFC Fight Night 114 preliminary card was a bantamweight matchup pitting ground specialist Quinonez (6-2) against undefeated 25-year-old Rivas (7-1), who was making his first Octagon appearance since beating life-threatening testicular cancer. Quinonez tried to pressure Rivas against the cage early, giving “Pitbull” a variety of looks in his first action since February 2016. Despite a slow start, Rivas began to open up in Round 2 with strong leg kicks and two counters that momentarily dropped Quinonez. But Quinonez returned fire, landing a crucial takedown late into the second round that eventually led to huge ground-and-pound points. In the third and final frame, Quinonez continued to mix things up with combinations and straight punches to the body. Rivas nearly secured a choke after a scramble on the ground, but Quinonez quickly escaped before any major damage was done. In the end, Quinonez did more than enough over the course of all three rounds to skate away with the unanimous decision win.


Joseph Morales vs. Roberto Sanchez

The first of three flyweight battles on the card saw two undefeated prospects make their Octagon debut, as the 22-year-old Morales (9-0) took on the 31-year-old Sanchez (7-1). The first points were scored by Sanchez who secured an early takedown along the cage. Morales did well to defend off his back, but Sanchez racked up control time. Once the action returned to the canvas, Morales caught and dropped Sanchez with a huge right hand. Morales chased the Mexican around the cage before grabbing a hold of him and securing a first-round rear-naked choke finish.


Alvaro Herrera vs. Jordan Rinaldi

In the opening bout of the evening, Mexican finisher Herrera (9-5) made his third Octagon appearance against lightweight submission specialist Rinaldi (13-5). There was a lot of spacing by Rinaldi in the early going, as the wrestler aimed to take the fight to the ground. He did just that during an exchange along the cage. Once Rinaldi was able to gain top control following a Herrera guillotine choke, Rinaldi sunk in a sneaky Von Flue choke that forced the Mexican to tap.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 114 fight card, 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 FOX Sports 1.

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