After a string of injuries and main card shake ups, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will send late-addition Eryk Anders into enemy territory to battle hometown favorite and fellow headlining substitute Thiago Santos at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 137 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which takes place this Sat. night (Sept. 22, 2018) inside Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. UFC Sao Paulo will also feature the light heavyweight showdown between “Smilin’” Sam Alvey and the aging Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, while streaking sophomore Carlo Pedersoli and Brazilian “Cowboy” Alex Oliveira collide for welterweight bragging rights in the night’s co-headliner.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 137 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 137 QUICK RESULTS:
Thiago Santos vs. Eryk Anders — Santos def. Anders by TKO (punches and elbows) at 5:00 of Round Three
Alex Oliveira vs. Carlo Pedersoli — Oliveira def. Pedersoli by KO (punches) at 0:39 of Round One
Sam Alvey vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira — Nogueira def. Alvey by TKO (punches) at 1:00 of Round Two
Renan Barao vs. Andre Ewell — Ewell def. Barao by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Randa Markos vs. Marina Rodriguez — Majority draw (29-28, 28-28 x2)
Christos Giagos vs. Charles Oliveira — Oliveira def. Giagos by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:22 of Round Two
Evan Dunham vs. Francisco Trinaldo — Trinaldo def. Dunham by KO (knee to the body) at 4:10 of Round Two
Luis Henrique vs. Ryan Spann — Spann def. Henrique by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Augusto Sakai vs. Chase Sherman — Sakai def. Sherman by TKO (punches) at 4:03 of Round Three
Sergio Moraes vs. Ben Saunders — Moraes def. Saunders by submission (arm triangle choke) at 4:42 of Round Two
Marya Bueno Silva vs. Gillian Robertson — Silva def. Robertson by submission (armbar) at 4:55 of Round One
Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard — Leites def. Lombard by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Luigi Vendramini — Zaleski dos Santos def. Vendramini by KO (flying knee and punches) at 1:20 of Round Two
Alex Chambers vs. Livia Renata Souza — Souza def. Chambers by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:21 of Round One
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 137 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
205 lbs.: Thiago Santos vs. Eryk Anders
Round 1: Anders counters a low kick with a takedown. Nice hip toss from Santos after scrambling up. Anders stays attached. Short elbow a minute in. Anders tries a single-leg, transitions to a body lock in the scramble. Good knee upstairs. They separate. Body kick lands for Santos two minutes in. Straight left knocks Anders back. Santos looks for a high kick. Two minutes to go.
Knee to the body by Santos as Anders takes him to the fence. Anders scores a brief takedown, can’t keep him there. Back at range. Santos tries a wheel kick. One minute to go. Southpaw 1-2 lands for the Brazilian. Low kick lands. 10-9 Santos.
Round 2: Body kick and combination land for Santos. Anders shoots in against the cage. Santos defends with a cradle and drills Anders with diving punches. More ground-and-pound from Santos a minute in. Anders trying to stand, cannot do so. Santos lands a knee on the way up, absorbs a left from Anders and comes back with a brutal right hand. Body kick from Santos. Two minutes to go.
Body kick once again. Santos whiffs on an overhand left. Anders counters a body kick with a straight left. Up-elbow and body kick from Santos, who chases Anders down with punches. Hard left hand by Santos. Anders takes a finger in the eye. Santos goes to the body when they resume. Anders shoots in, gets Santos down. Good knee to the body. 10-9 Santos.
Round 3: Santos opens with an oblique kick, then leg kicks. Anders counters a body kick with a left hand and hits a takedown on the fence. He quickly transitions to the back with both hooks in. Two minutes in. Anders working for the choke, but Santos soubsm stands, and separates. More big strikes by Santos. Anders tries to change levels, avoids a spinning elbow. Huge punches by Santos. Anders takes him back to the fence two minutes in. Santos separates with a knee. Hard knee to the body by Santos, who gets taken down with two minutes to go.
Half guard for Anders. Santos works his way up with a minute to go. Browne elbows from Santos. Anders continuing to drive. They pause to put Anders’ mouthguard back in.More elbows. Anders eating punch after punch. Anders struggling to stand up. He can’t. This is over.
Final result: Santos def. Anders by TKO (punches and elbows)
170 lbs.: Alex Oliveira vs. Carlo Pedersoli
Round 1: Pedersoli opens with a leg kick. Side kick from Pedersoli, but as he’s leaning, Oliveira catches him with a right hand that rocks him. He proceeds to brutalize Pedersoli until the ref steps in.
Final result: Oliveira def. Pedersoli by KO (punches)
205 lbs.: Sam Alvey vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Round 1: Inside low kicks from Alvey. Lead left knocks Nogueira back. One minute in. More low kicks from Alvey. Nogueira fires his jab. Counter left from Alvey. Two minutes in. They trade near the fence. Alvey takes a finger in the eye. More of that inside low kick. Two minutes to go.
Jab from Alvey. Nogueira feinting a lot, but not super willing to throw. Good counter left by Nogueira. Harder left hand inside. One minute to go. Jab lands for Nog. Counter left appears to sting Nogueira. Alvey patiently walking after him. Straight left lands for him. Nogueira lands another hard left on the fence. 10-9 Alvey.
Round 2: Nogueira takes some low kicks, but starts unloading on Alvey, chasing him across the cage. An overhand left folds Alvey like an accordion, and though he wakes up just enough to reach for a desperate takedown, the ref steps in.
Final result: Nogueira def. Alvey by TKO (punches)
135 lbs.: Renan Barao vs. Andre Ewell
Round 1: Barao sends out a high kick, eats a right hook. Barao stings him to the body and tries to attack, but runs headlong into a straight left that drops him. Barao ties up, gets forced onto his back. He scrambles right back up a minute in. Barao fighting for a throw, gets him down into guard. Knee to the body from Barao after moving to half guard. Two minutes in. Solid knees. Jackhammer right hands.Two minutes to go.
More punches and elbows from Barao. Arm triangle opportunity. Lost it. Barao makes it to mount with over a minute to work. He turns for an armbar, denied by the fence. He manages to sweep, then take Ewell down again when he stands. 10-9 Barao.
Round 2: Ewell sending out some long-range strikes, eats a body kick. Ewell looks for the body. 1-2 lands for Ewell. Both men tentative. Two minutes in. ewell lands a long left, then a combination inside. Straight left again. Leg kick from Barao. Uppercut and straight left come back at him. Two minutes to go.
Ewell digs a hard left downstairs. Barao shoots for a single-leg, transitions to a body lock and brings him down. One minute to go. Barao going to work with short punches. 10-9 Ewell.
Round 3: Straight left lands for Ewell. 1-2. Low kick from Barao in return. Another long left connects for Ewell. Hard 1-2 knocks Barao back a minute in. Yet another left hand. Ewell catches a kick for two more lefts. Body kick from Barao. Another left by Ewell. Ewell tries to hop in with a knee and eats a left hook two minutes in. Ewell tries a 3-2. Straight right lands as he switches. Two minutes to go.
Straight right from Barao. Counter straight left, then a 1-2. Another counter left and Barao stumbles. Ewell patiently advancing as Barao tries to swing back. Barao looks for a front kick. 1-2 from Ewell. One minute to go. Barao pops him with a jab, eats a front kick. Another left from Ewel. Ewell catches a body kick and tries to counter. Barao tries a wheel kick. Ewell marches after him and swings until the bell. 10-9 Ewell.
Final result: Ewell def. Barao by split decision
115 lbs.: Randa Markos vs. Marina Rodriguez
Round 1: Markos marching forward and throwing punches early. 1-2 from Rodriguez and Markos steps into the clinch.Knee from Markos a minute in. Markos goes for a head-and-arm throw, gets her to her back. Full mount for Markos. Markos giftwraps her left hand and lands a few punches. Two minutes in. Rodriguez trying to hold her close. Markos takees a high mount and blasts her with a good right hand. Rodriguez shrimps her way back to half guard. Two minutes to go.
Markos looking to pass, makes it to side control. Knees to the body from Markos. Elbows landing for her. Some hammerfists as well. 10-9 Markos.
Round 2: Dirty boxing from Markos met by a knee. Leg kick from Rodriguez. More uppercuts inside in return. One minute in. Leg kick from Rodriguez, another straight right. Teep, leg kick. Markos counters a leg kick with an overhand right. Two minutes in. Good right from Rodriguez, then another leg kick. Calf kicks this time. Markos rushes into the clinch. Two minutes to go.
Markos with another uppercut on the break. She grabs double unders, can’t use them. Low kick and right hand by Rodriguez. Good left from Markos. Rodriguez lands a knee inside. One minute to go. They trade rights. Flurry from Rodriguez, lands two heavy elbows and then a third. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Round 3: Immediate clinch. Markos tries another head-and-arm throw, nearly ives up her back. Knees and elbows from Rodriguez met by Markos uppercuts. Front kick and Superman punch from Rodriguez. One minute in. Markos briefly entertains that same throw. 1-2 from Rodriguez, who gets taken down after overextending with an elbow. Markos takes half guard. Two minutes in. After some top control, Rodriguez sweeps and returns to her feet. Two minutes to go.
Low kick from Rodriguez. Markos shoots, denied by a forearm frame. Markos tries to spin. Leg kick from Rodriguez, who stops another takedown. Knees from Rodriguez with a minute to go. Leg kicks. 1-2. Another. Front kick. Body kick, teep, Superman punch. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Final result: Majority draw
155 lbs.: Christos Giagos vs. Charles Oliveira
Round 1: Good body shot from Giagos. Oliveira tries a jumping knee. 2-1 from Giagos a minute in. Not much clean contact so far. Jumping spinning back kick attempt by Oliveira, who grabs a body lock when Giagos throws back. Giagos defending well. Two minutes in. They separate. Giagos digs a right downstairs. Oliveira tries a leg kick and teep. He hops in with a knee. 1-2 from Giagos. Two minutes to go.
Oliveira still pressing forward. Low kick lands. He changes levels for an easy double-leg. Giagos already trying to stand, but surrenders mount with a minute to work. Nice bump by Giagos gets him back to his feet. Jumping front kick attempt from Oliveira, who eats a leg kick and a straight left. Oliveira 1-2 in return. Good punches by Giagos on the cage and he stuffs a takedown. 10-9 Giagos.
Round 2: Oliveira lands two consecutive spinning back fists and a straight right. Overhand right after hopping in with a knee. Uppercut and left hook from Giagos. Oliveira ties up on the fence. They separate quickly a minute in. He tries to spin again, lands a leg kick. Body shot from Giagos. They trade straight rights, Oliveira spins again and lands a snap kick downstairs. Two minutes in. Low kick from Oliveira. Oliveira jumps back into the clinch. Body kick lands for him. Wheel kick attempt. Giagos swings a right hook and Oliveira takes him down for it. Two minutes to go.
Oliveira transitions right to the back. He gets his forearm under Giagos’ chin and draws a quick tap.
Final result: Oliveira def. Giagos by submission (rear naked choke)
155 lbs.: Evan Dunham vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Round 1: Hard straight left from Dunham 25 seconds in. Trinaldo counters a kick with body punches. One minute in. Both throw combos. Straight left from Dunham, who gets denied on a takedown. Both land hard left hands and Trinaldo tries a spinning kick. More circling from Dunham. Trinaldo fires a kick to the body. Two minutes to go.
Both land hard inside. 1-2-3 from dunham. Dunham catches a low kick and Dunham tries to jump on him, rocking him with a short uppercut. Dunham sprawls on the takedown, but Trinaldo takes half guard and blasts him with an elbow. Dunham works his way back to his feet and presses him against the cage. Glancing head kick from Trinaldo. 10-9 Trinaldo.
Round 2: Trinaldo counters a head kick with a left hand and ties up. Combo from Dunham. They exchange, neither lands clean. Left from Trinaldo, right from Dunham. One minute in. Trinaldo grabs a front headlock and snaps Dunham down, looking for an anaconda choke. Dunham works his way to his feet, digs to the body, and eats a knee. Two minutes in. Straight left by Dunham. Trinaldo to the body, then a cross counter. Right hook by Dunam, then another. Two minutes to go.
Both land left hands. 1-2 by Dunham. Trinaldo counters a head kick with body shots. Trading in the center. 1-2 from Dunham, but Trinaldo just obliterates him with a knee to the body. One and done.
Final result: Trinaldo def. Dunham by KO (body kick)
205 lbs.: Luis Henrique vs. Ryan Spann
Round 1: Solid punches from Spann early on as he denies a takedown. He stuffs another. Henrique constantly looking to shoot from too far out. One minute in. Spann throwing hard. Stiff jab lands for Spann. Henrique gets in deeper, still denied. Two minutes in. Double jab from Spann on Henrique’s bloody nose. 1-2 lands. Now Henrique finally gets him down, landing in half guard. Spann regains full guard. Henrique looking to use a can opener. Spann kicks him away, then grabs onto a guillotine. Henrique scrambles free with two minutes to go.
They separate and return to the center. Overhand right by the Brazilian. Hard counter right by Spann. Henrique steps into the clinch. One minute to go. Overhand right lands for Henrique, then another. Henrique whiffs on a left but scores a takedown. 10-9 Spann.
Round 2: Spann takes him to the fence. Henrique gets in deep looking for a reap, can’t get it. Right hand by Henrique as they separate. Henrique with a looping left hand but he looks tired. One minute in. Henrique fighting for a takedown, but winds up on the bottom. Spann on top in half guard. Henrique looks for a leg and ultimately gets to his feet, taking Spann down into guard. Two minutes in. Tired-looking ground-and-pound from the Brazilian. Two minutes to go.
Henrique staying heavy, but not too active. He grabs a guillotine as Spann sits up, but Spann sweeps into half guard and clamps down on a Von Flue attempt. One minute to go. Henrique bridges and gues to his knees, where Spann locks up an anaconda choke. He abandons it to take quarter mount. Spann blasts him with some 12-6 elbows before the bell. 10-9 Spann.
Round 3: Henrique shoots in right away. He drags Spann down and sets up in half guard. Ground-and-pound from the Brazilian. One minute in. Spann regains full guard. Spann brings up his legs and rolls to his knees. He granby rolls into top position. Spann looking for an arm triangle? Maybe? Two minutes to go.
Spann moves to side control. Henrique holding onto a kimura. One minute to go. Spann lands a knee to the body and they trade leather on the feet. 10-9 Spann.
265 lbs.: Augusto Sakai vs. Chase Sherman
Round 1: Body kick lands for Sherman, Sakai answers with a leg kick. Another low kick. 1-2 from Sherman a minute in. Sakai finds the mark with a straight right. Sherman jabs the body, lands a leg kick after eating an overhand. Two minutes in and they swing leather. Nice counters and body kick by Sherman. Sakai throwing, lands a flurry. Sherman clips him with two minutes to go.
Body kick by Sherman again. He’s got a clear speed edge, as expected. Body kick from Sakai, low kick from Sherman. Left hook by Sakai. Sherman responds with a 1-2 downstairs. Hard overhands by Sakai. One minute to go. Sherman slows him down with a hard counter elbow. Leg kick exchange. Sherman catches him with a swatting hook and an uppercut on the cage. 10-9 Sherman.
Round 2:Sakai fires some snap kicks to the body, only to catch a finger in the eye. Overhand right by Sakai when they resume. More body kicks from both men a minute in. Sherman with a sharp elbow, steps into the clinch. Sherman gets clipped on the break and they trade more heat. More trading in the center. Two minutes in. Nice straight right by Sherman and an elbow on the fence. Sakai blasts him with hooks in return, lands a hard uppercut before Sherman can put him on the cage. They separate. Sakai with more body kicks and looping punches. Two minutes to go.
Sherman lands a body kick, eats a glancing right hand. Good right hand lands for Sakai, Sherman ties up.They separate after Sakai lands a knee. Dirty boxing from both. Low kick from Sakai, combination by Sherman. One minute to go. Lead hook by Sherman. Straight right by Sakai, uppercut in the clinch. 1-2 connects. 10-9 Sakai.
Round 3: Sakai going back to the body. Body shot by Sherman on the counter. They exchange on the fence. Both landing well. One minute in. Both with some prodding punches. Sherman lands some body kicks. Left hook and overhand right by Sakai. Sherman’s hurt. Sakai unloading near the fence. Sherman manages to tie up. Two minutes in. Sakai separates with another right hand. Sherman puts him on the cage, lands a hard elbow. Right hand by Sakai. Dirty boxing and knees from Sakai and Sherman doubles over. Sakai hitting him with everything. Two minutes to go.
Sherman manages to survive and land his own knee to the body. Sakai slings him to the mat, moves to side control, and starts landing elbows. Hard punches and hammerfists and now the ref steps in.
Final result: Sakai def. Sherman by TKO (punches)
170 lbs.: Sergio Moraes vs. Ben Saunders
Round 1: Saunders circling, neither throwing. Mores whiffs on a right hand, ties up, and takes Saunders to the mat. One minute in. Saunders trying to use rubber guard, surrenders half guard. Two minutes in. Moraes staying heavy and patient. Saunders looking to regain rubber guard. Two minutes to go.
Half guard for Moraes once again. One minute to go. Moraes in quarter guard, makes it to mount. High mount now. Looking to isolate an arm. Looking for an arm triangle, then transitions to an armbar. Saunders manages to hold on until the bell. 10-9 Moraes.
Round 2: Moraes catches a body kick for another takedown. Full guard against the fence. Saunders again looking for rubber guard a minute in. Moraes passes to half guard. Moraes patiently works his way to mount with half the round to work. Right hands from Moraes, looking for an arm triangle with two minutes to go.
Moraes still looking to isolate the arm. Now he’s got the arm triangle locked up. Moraes gets to the appropriate side and there’s the tap.
Final result: Moraes def. Saunders by submission (arm triangle choke)
125 lbs.: Marya Bueno Silva vs. Gillian Robertson
Round 1: They exchange right hands to start. Robertson shoots from long range, eats an elbow for it. She keeps advancing, but eats a straight right as they break. Silva marching forward, but Robertson shoots under a right hand and immediately looks for mount. One minute in. Robertson in half guard. Hammerfists land for her and she ultimately makes it to side control two minutes in. Silva sweeps her way to her feet and lands a hard right hand. Spinning back kick after taking a right hand. Hard right crosses sting Robertson. Two minutes to go.
Robertson shoots once again, but Silva lands on top. Robertson looks for a heel hook. She uses it to sweep into guard, where they trade elbows. One minute to go. Robertson postures up, lands some elbows. Silva takes advantage of Robertson’s aggression to lock up an armbar, going belly-down for the finish.
Final result: Silva def. Robertson by submission (armbar)
185 lbs.: Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard
Round 1: Leites sends out a head kick, misses. Tentative start, as expected. Leg kick from Lombard a minute in. Leites continuing to send out the head kick, eats a hard inside leg kick. Leites connects with a straight right two minutes in. Inside low kick from Lombard. Lombard overhand falls just short. Two minutes to go.
Left hook from a retreating Leites. Another low kick from Lombard. Again. A third after blocking a head kick. One minute to go. Leites isn’t checking these. Yet more land. 10-9 Lombard.
Round 2: Right hook lands for Lombard as they exchange. There is a huge knot on the side of Leites’ knee, which Lombard promptly kicks again. Straight right from Leites, who finally manages to get a takedown after eating a leg kick. Lombard pops right up and separates a minute in. Lombard catches a kick, can’t land the counter. Inside low kick from Leites, who connects with a looping right. Leites getting busier with his punches two minutes in. They trade hooks inside. Again after another Lombard leg kick. They slug it out near the fence. Two minutes to go.
Lombard fires some short punches from the clinch, only for Leites to jump guard. He loses the sub, but stands up and clocks Lombard with a knee. Another knee. Head kick glances off Lombard’s face. One minute to go. Lombard goes back to the low kicks, checked. Counter right from Leites, body kick lands. Lombard cut above his right eyebrow, which is pouring blood. 10-9 Leites.
Round 3: Lombard catches a body kick. Inside low kick lands for him. They clinch and trade short shots. Some good punches from Lombard, who gets double underhooks. More knees from Leites in return. Body kick lands a minute in. Both connect in the center. Counter hook by Lombard. Low kick, avoids the counters. Straight right from Leites, left from Lombard in return. They trade leg kicks. Straight right by Leites. Two minutes in. More leg kicks from Leites, right hand on a gassed Lombard. 1-2 from Leites. Yet more leg kicks. Leites with a glancing hook in center cage. Two minutes to go.
Leites pops him with a jab and hooks. Head kick attempt. Lombard tries a low kick. They clinch, Lombard with double unders. He walks Leites to the cage. One minute to go. Lombard not doing much in the clinch. They trade knees downstairs. Lombard tries a big swing on the break and gets taken down. Leites stays attached until the bell. 10-9 Leites.
Final result: Leites def. Lombard by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Luigi Vendramini
Round 1: Zaleski on the advance. Vendramini catches a kick and shoots, sprawled on. Zaleski locks up a Peruvian necktie that looks deep. One minute in. Vendramini gets Zaleski’s leg off of his head, stands, and takes him down for a moment. Vendramini hops onto his back. Hand fighting against the cage. Vendramini tries to work his elbow under Zaleski’s jaw, can’t do so on his first try. Full body triangle. Zaleski trying to stand against the cage. Complaining of eye pokes. Two minutes to go.
Zaleski gets free and fires a spinning back fist. Side kick, head kick misses. He stuffs a takedown. Inside low kick with a minute to go. 1-2. Zaleski catches a body kick and lands some glancing blows as Vendramini slips. Head kick attempt. 10-9 Vendramini.
Round 2: Low kick from Vendramini caught. Zaleski stuffs another takedown. He threatens to spin. Lead right by Vendramini. One minute in. Vendramini stumbles back after landing a leg kick and Zaleski chases him down with a huge flying knee. A few more murderous punches and Vendramini collapses.
Final result: Zaleski def. Vendramini by KO (flying knee and punches)
115 lbs.: Alex Chambers vs. Livia Renata Souza
Round 1: Souza lands a quick overhand right, walks into one from Chambers, and lands a leg kick. More right hands until she takes Chambers down with a single-leg, moving right to mount. Chambers tries to stand, but gets caught in a guillotine. Souza retakes mount with it a minute in, getting the tap soon after.
Final result: Souza def. Chambers by submission (guillotine choke)