Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is just a few days away from the upcoming UFC on ESPN 2 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, going down this Sat. (March 30, 2019) live on ESPN from inside Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with select “Prelims” bouts on ESPN+. Leading the way is a main event clash between lightweight finishers Edson Barboza and Justin Gaethje. Barboza will be headlining just his second UFC event in nine years while this marks the fourth time in five fights “The Highlight” is serving as the main attraction. Also taking place at UFC Philadelphia is an important 115-pound showdown between former women’s strawweight title challenger, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and top 115-pound striker, Michelle Waterson. If “Karatie Hottie” can get past “Polish Princess” and extend her current win streak to three, it may very well lead to her first UFC title shot.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC on ESPN 2 fight card below, starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN at 5 p.m. ET, before the ESPN main card start time at 7 p.m. ET.
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Barboza vs. Gaethje.”
Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC on ESPN 2 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC ON ESPN 2 QUICK RESULTS:
Edson Barboza vs. Justin Gaethje — Gaethje def. Barboza by KO (punch) at 2:30 of Round One
David Branch vs. Jack Hermansson — Hermansson def. Branch by submission (guillotine choke) at 0:49 of Round One
Josh Emmett vs. Michael Johnson — Emmett def. Johnson by KO (punch) at 4:14 of Round Three
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Michelle Waterson — Waterson def. Kowalkiewicz by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Paul Craig vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu — Craig def. Nzechukwu by submission (triangle choke) at 4:20 of Round Three
Sheymon Moraes vs. Sodiq Yusuff — Yusuff def. Moraes by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28 x2)
Jessica Aguilar vs. Marina Rodriguez — Rodriguez def. Aguilar by unanimous decision (29-26, 29-27 x2)
Desmond Green vs. Ross Pearson — Green def. Pearson by TKO (punches) at 2:52 of Round One
Kevin Aguilar vs. Enrique Barzola — Aguilar def. Barzola by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Kevin Holland vs. Gerald Meerschaert — Holland def. Meerschaert by split decision (29-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Ray Borg vs. Casey Kenney — Kenney def. Borg by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Maryna Moroz vs. Sabina Mazo — Moroz def. Mazo by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Mark De La Rosa vs. Alex Perez — Perez def. De La Rosa by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
UFC ON ESPN 2 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
155 lbs.: Edson Barboza vs. Justin Gaethje
Round 1: Gaethje throws the first leg kick. Another. One from Barboza answered in kind. Another from Edson. Head kick. Uppercut and right hand hurt Barboza! Gaethje marching after him, eats a huge hook. Pressing Barboza agaisnt he cage a mintue in. Shrot right connects for Gaethje. Short uppercut and they separate. Barboza kick falling short. Cuffing hook by Gaethje and they trade. Big shot and they’re slugging! Both landing clean! Low kick by Gaethje two minutes in. Low kick from Barboza. Another. Barboza goes to circle on the fence and walks directly into a right hand that poleaxes him. Wow.
Final result: Gaethje def. Barboza by KO (punch)
185 lbs.: David Branch vs. Jack Hermansson
Round 1: Low kick and left hand land for Hermansson. Hermansson tries to change levels, sweeps Branch to the mat. He locks up a nasty guillotine as Branch tries to stand and draws the tap in under 50 seconds.
Final result: Hermansson def. Branch by submission (guillotine choke)
145 lbs.: Josh Emmett vs. Michael Johnson
Round 1: Johnson looks for a left cross as Emmett ducks in. One minute in. Emmett shoots, stuffed. Counter left from Johnson. Another. Low kick from Emmett. They trade, right hook from Johnson two minutes in. Double right hand knocks Johnson back. Johnson throws a lead left a little while later. Two minutes to go.
Another lead left. Emmett with a low kick. They trade, neither lands clean. One minute to go. Emmett looks for a reactive shot without success. One minute to go. Hard body kick from Johnson. They end the round trading. 10-9 Johnson?
Round 2: Both men slinging heat to start. Emmett with a right downstairs. One minute in. Counter left lands for Johnson a minute in. Good lead right from Emmett, left shovel hook by Johnson soon after. Two minutes in. Johnson leg kick. Straight left lands clean. Johnson whoops after taking a body shot, lands a two-piece upstairs. Two minutes to go.
Johnson lands a left hand on the exit. Hard jab met by an Emmett body shot. Left hook from Johnson and Emmett pops him with a right in return. One minute to go. Emmett again throws the right downstairs, blocks a head kick. Low blow from Emmett. Straight left cracks Emmett as soon as they return. Emmett to the body, looks for a takedown at the bell. 10-9 Johnson.
Round 3: Emmett fires an early flurry. Right hand downstairs. Emmett shoots, stuffed. One minute in. Emmett falling short with his punches for the most part. Two-piece lands for Johnson. Emmett head kick glances off. Overhand right from Emmett two minutes in. They trade in the center, Emmett body blow connects. Two minutes to go.
Emmett flurries, Johnson slips. Johnson to the body. Johnson with a short right, stuffs a takedown. Emmett with a left hook, avoids return fire. One minute to go. Out of nowhere, Emmett uncorks a monstrous overhand right that lands perfectly. Johnson’s body takes a moment to realize it’s unconscious, then goes down like a tree.
Final result: Emmett def. Johnson by KO (punch)
115 lbs.: Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Michelle Waterson
Round 1: Kowalkiewicz leg kick met by a Waterson right cross. Waterson tries a side kick, lands a body kick. Waterson with another counter right, briefly threatens a takedown. One minute in. Trading kicks. Right cross by Waterson and an oblique kick behind it. Two minutes in. Kowalkiewicz looking for leg kicks. Starting to land. Combination from the Pole. Two minutes to go.
Waterson shoots, stuffed, avoids a head kick. Kowalkiewicz pursuing with leg kicks. They trade in the center. Uppercut lands for Kowalkiewicz, more kicks. One minute to go. Both land to the body as Kowalkiewicz ties up on the fence. Trading elbows on the break. Waterson tries to spin, lands a counter right. Another and Kowalkiewicz answers with knees. Waterson elbow inside. Close round. 10-9 Waterson.
Round 2: 1-2 lands for Kowalkiewicz. Leg kick checked. Waterson prodding with her lead leg. Double right by Kowalkiewicz. One minute in. Nasty 1-2 and an attempted head kick behind it. Waterson with her own right cross in return. Leg kicks from Waterson. Kowalkiewicz catches a leg, takes an elbow, gets head-and-arm thrown into side control. Two minutes in. Kowalkiewicz trying a reverse triangle, can’t do so. Two minutes to go.
Waterson still on top, trying to attack the far arm. One minute to go. Kowalkiewicz just holding her close. Some knees off her back. Waterson hops over for an armbar. Kowalkiewicz gets her elbow free. 10-9 Waterson.
Round 3: Head kick from Waterson. 1-2 from Waterson, right hand by Kowalkiewicz. Kowalkiewicz lands a knee to the body, stuffs a takedown, lands a right hand. One minute in. Waterson tries the throw again, can’t get it. Knees by Kowalkiewicz. Waterson lands one of her own before they separate. Kowalkiewicz tries a jumping switch kick. Two minutes in. Kowalkiewicz punches into the clinch, where they trade knees. Waterson lands one to the head, then a pair of nice elbows. Knee exchange before they separate. Lead right by Waterson with two minutes to go.
Waterson hits a single-leg into guard. Kowalkiewicz manages to stand. One minute to go. Good elbows by Waterson on the fence. Kowalkiewicz with a body kick as she pursues. Waterson wheel kick just misses. Tries it again. 10-9 Waterson.
Final result: Waterson def. Kowalkiewicz by unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Paul Craig vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
Round 1: Low kick from Craig. Nzechukwu tries to go high, avoids a spinning back kick. Craig catches a knee and looks for a single-leg, eating Browne elbows. Craig struggling to run the pipe and ultimately pulls guard a minute in. Craig cranks on a Mir-Williams esque armlock, but Nzechukwu survives. Craig jumps guard again, looks for an inverted armbar. Nzechukwu tries an elbow, avoids another armlock. Two minutes in. Craig shoots, pulls guard, denied. Nzechukwu walks away slowly, so Craig charges after him for a single-leg attempt. Two minutes to go.
Craig pulls guard on a leglock. Nzechukwu repeatedly chided for grabbing the fence. He pulls his foot free with a minute to go. Craig throws a combo, but walks into a left high kick. Nzechukwu waves him back up. Body kick. Craig tries a high kick of his own. 10-9 Craig.
Round 2: Uppercut and body kick from Craig. Looping right. Body kick. He shoots, lands on the break. Body kick again. Craig shoots. Nzechukwu repeatedly grabbing the cage to defend. Craig looking to transition to the back. Nzechukwu ends up on top in half guard and drops elbows and punches. Nasty elbows. Craig regains guard and Nzechukwu lets him up. Ref pauses the fight to warn Nzechukwu for keeping his fingers out. Jab and straight by Nzechukwu. Two minutes to go.
Craig kicks Nzechukwu in the balls. Craig sending out kicks. Nzechukwu walking after him. One minute to go. Head kick attempt. Craig complains of an eye poke. Nzechukwu marching after him, failing to cuff off the cage. High knee attempt. Craig lands a body kick. He blocks a head kick and shoots. 10-9 Nzechukwu.
Round 3: Low kick from Craig. Right hook lands for Nzechukwu. One minute in. Knee to the body from Nzechukwu, knee up top from Craig. Craig shoots, looks for a leg, can’t get it. Craig steps in and takes yet another finger in the eye. Ref finally takes a point from Nzechukwu. Craig shoots when they resume two minutes in, denied. Craig ducks a right hook for a single-leg attempt. Nzechukwu denies it, sprawls on another shot. Ends up on top in side control. Two minutes to go.
Half guard now. Elbows by Nzechukwu. Full guard now. Craig’s knees are skinned something fierce. Craig nearly hits a sweep and transitions to a triangle, only for Nzechukwu to sneak his other arm back in. He tries it again and this one works, drawing a tap from Nzechukwu.
Final result: Craig def. Nzechukwu by submission (triangle choke)
145 lbs.: Sheymon Moraes vs. Sodiq Yusuff
Round 1: Yusuff right hook misses. Leg kick lands. Jab connects, then another leg kick. Teep from Moraes. Yusuff body kick, still targeting the lead leg. More low kicks. Moraes looks for an uppercut-straight right. Tries to counter the leg kick. Yusuff bangs the body and puts him on the fence. Trading knees on the cage. Two minutes to go.
Ref separates them. Jab lands for Moraes. They trade near the fence, good right hand and knee from Moraes. Double unders for Yusuff. One minute to go. Moraes with a brief trip, reverses position. Trading knees. Yusuff with a hard knee on the break. Leg kick met by a Moraes spinning back kick. 10-9 Yusuff.
Round 2: Body kick from Moraes. 2-1 lands for Yusuff. Both throw rights at the same time, Yusuff appears to land. Moraes looks for a head kick on the fence after a clinch. Yusuff leg kick. One minute in. Moraes jabs the body. Moraes catches a leg kick, cracks him with a left hook and elbow. Moraes puts him on the fence. They separate and Moraes lands to the body. Two minutes in. Leg kick connects. Right cross. Yusuff looks to answer with hooks. Moraes puts him on the fence. They separate with two minutes to go.
Moraes lands a head kick and a pair of tight elbows. He puts Yusuff on the cage again. Knee to the body. Double underhooks from Yusuff and he briefly trips Moraes down. One minute to go. Yusuff pressing him into the fence. Moraes exits with an elbow. Yusuff lands a looking right near the fence. 10-9 Moraes.
Round 3: Teep from Yusuff. They trade near the fence. Moraes lands a clean left hook, Yusuff digs to the body. Moraes whiffs on a huge hook. One minute in. Body kick by Moraes. Jab by Moraes. Both miss with big rights, Moraes left hook glances off. Moraes shoved down after missing a head kick. Trading knees in teh clinch. Moraes backs him to the fence, lands a right to the body. Two mintues to go.
Yusuff counters a spinning back kick with a right hand. Moraes with an up-elbow, lands behind it. Yusuff left hook inside. Left hook by Moraes after a missed elbow. Left hook and head kick by Moraes. Moraes steps in for an elbow and Yusuff floors him with a right hand. Yusuff takes mount, looking for the finish. One minute to go. Moraes slips out the back door when Yusuff jumps on his back and Yusuff marches after him. He puts Moraes on the fence. Overhand right from Yusuff on the break. Moraes lands a head kick. 10-9 Yusuff.
Final result: Yusuff def. Moraes by unanimous decision
115 lbs.: Jessica Aguilar vs. Marina Rodriguez
Round 1: Rodriguez takes a finger in the eye right off the bat. They resume and Aguilar marches into the clinch behind some punches. Knees from Aguilar, whose nose is already leaking a minute in. Rodriguez moving her around the fence. Dirty boxing form Aguilar, knees from Rodriguez. They separate. Aguilar gets Rodriguez down via teep and takes op position. Elbows form Rodriguez off her back two minutes in. Half guard for Aguilar. Rodriguez scrambles into top position but finds herself in a triangle. Nice little slam from Rodriguez, but she puts herself in an armbar with two minutes to go.
Aguilar goes belly-down. Rodriguez steps over her back. Seems to be just waiting it out. It’s such a stalemate the ref stands them up. Aguilar is a bloody wreck and she takes another eye poke right off the bat. Ref takes a point from Rodriguez. Rodriguez drops her with a right hand as soon as they restart, then ties up. 9-9.
Round 2: Low kick and right hand by Rodriguez. Another right as Aguilar tries to step in. Rodriguez puts her on the fence briefly. Leg kick by Rodriguez. Right cross a minute in, then a counter right hook. Aguilar counters a leg kick with a pair of right hands. Counter right dings Aguilar. Superman punch by Rodriguez two minutes in. Heavy knee catches Aguilar coming in. Overhand right by Aguilar. Rodriguez body kick. Elbow and right from Rodriguez on the break. Nasty knees by Rodriguez on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Teep connects. Knee to the body, head kick, knees, elbows, uppercut. Body kick hurts Aguilar and Ridriguez chases her down, landing punches, elbows, and knees. One minute to go. Aguilar retreats. Rodriguez backs her to the fence and uncorks knees until Aguilar presses her against it. Foot sweep from Rodriguez. 10-8 Rodriguez.
Round 3: Rodriguez just walking her down, dinging the body with kicks and looking to open up to the head. Aguilar avoids a spin. 1-2. More front kicks by Rodriguez. One minute in. Aguilar overhand right. Another. Rodriguez body kick. Knee to the body and a head kick against the fence. 1-2. Oblique kick. Two minutes in. Knees and elbows from Rodriguez met by body punches. Superman punch to leg kick. Aguilar shoots, stuffed, eats a knee. Two minutes to go.
Rodriguez front kick. Aguilar trying to reach with punches and they engage in the clinch. Head kick by Rodriguez. Aguilar right hand. They trade right hands with a minute to go. Rodriguez walking her down. Hard knee to the head. Aguilar lands right hands inside. Rodriguez tries to spin. BIG counter right by Aguilar, Rodriguez walks through it and kicks the body. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Final result: Rodriguez def. Aguilar by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Desmond Green vs. Ross Pearson
Round 1: Both men open with kicks. Nobody committing to anything yet. One minute in. Counter right drops Pearson and Green lets him off the hook. Low kick by Pearson. Hard knee by Green. Two minutes in. More low kicks from Pearson. Both hit the body. Green shoots, forces Pearson to his knees, then pummels him with right hands until the referee steps in.
Final result: Green def. Pearson by TKO (punches)
145 lbs.: Kevin Aguilar vs. Enrique Barzola
Round 1: Barzola dancing on the outside. Aguilar looks for a leg kick. Barzola considers a flying knee. One minute in. Barzola leg kick answered by a kick to the nards. Aguilar tries a 1-2-3. Hard body kick. 1-2. Jab connects. Barzola lands a jab and glancing leg kick. Spinning back kick attempt met by a leg kick. Two minutes in. Aguilar to the body. Barzola looks for a head kick, lands a left hook off a body kick. Both land to the body. Body kick from Barzola. Aguilar jab. Two minutes to go.
Aguilar counters a leg kick with a right hand. Barzola leg kick. Another kick met by an Aguilar jab. Aguilar to the body. 102 attempt. One minute to go. Barzola ducks a 1-2 and ties up on the cage. Aguilar separates. Aguilar bangs the body. Barzola leg kick met by a right hand. Superman punch attempt by Aguilar. He denies a takedown attempt. Barzola attempts a wheel kick. 10-9 Aguilar.
Round 2: Trading jabs to start. Aguilar looking for right hands, opens up with hooks inside. Barzola lands a body kick, can’t get the single-leg. One minute in. Barzola with a deep takedown attempt, can’t keep him down. Aguilar looking to back him off with punches, lands a 2-1. Stiff jab from Aguilar near the fence. Two minutes in. Barzola overhand falls short. Barzola tries a high kick, eats a jab. 1-2-head kick from Aguilar. Barzola tries a knee, lands punches. Aguilar denies a takedown and goes back to the body. Two minutes to go.
Aguilar jab connects. Head kick attempt. Barbola shoots, stuffed, eats a right downstairs. Barzola to the body, lands a nice right cross. Good uppercut. Body kick and hard punches by Aguilar in return. One minute to go. Barzola shoots, denied. Barzola looking more aggressive, trying to trade. He shoots, denied again. 10-9 Aguilar.
Round 3: Leg kick lands for Aguilar, keeping Barzola at the end of his jab. Overhand right by Barzola met by an uppercut. One minute in. Aguilar to the body. Jabs upstairs. Barzola leg kick. Hard three-piece by Barzola and he shoots. Denied and they trade body shots. Two minutes in. They trade on the fence Barzola looks for a takedown, denied. Spinning back kick misses. Right cross and body kick by Aguilar. Barzola tries a head kick, lands a leg kick. Two minutes to go.
Aguilar lands a right hand downstairs. Left hook from Barzola and a leg kick behind it. Aguilar with a right downstairs. Barzola opens up and shoots. One minute to go. Leg kick lands. 1-1-2 from Barzola met by a body kick. Big 1-2 by Barzola. Flying knee lands before the bell. 10-9 Barzola.
Final result: Aguilar def. Barzola by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Kevin Holland vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Round 1: Low kick from Meerschaert, side kick and hook kick attempt form Holland. Holland body kick lands. Another one, but Meerschaert catches it for a takedown. Holland looking for a guillotine. Meerschaert briefly threatens a Von Flue, then hops to mount, only for Holland to sweep into top position. Both try guillotines at the same time, but it’s Holland landing on top in guard. Meerschaert clamps down on a guillotine and sweeps into mount, still squeezing. Holland survives, escapes a back take trying to stand. Meerschaert looks for a single-leg, eats body shots. Two minutes to go.
They stand, Meerschaert putting him on the fence and retaking the back. Punches by Meerschaert, looking for the RNC, He switches to a bulldog choke, only for Holland to pop his head out and threaten the RNC. Nasty elbows by Holland, who takes mount. Punches and elbows from Holland. Holland locks up the RNC, loses it, then slams Meerschaert with an elbow and hammerfist. 10-9 Holland.
Round 2: Meerschaert advancing, eats a right hand. Meerschaert catches a kick and takes him down on the fence. Holland stands, Meerschaert pressing him against the cage. Meerschaert tries to muscle him down from double underhooks as Holland thwaps his ears. Holland hits a nice granby roll and steps into half guard. Holland tries to lock up an anaconda choke, but surrenders half guard. Meerschaert wants an arm triangle. Two minutes in. Holland regains guard. Looking for upkicks. Two minutes to go.
Meerschaert avoids a triangle. Holland rolls to his knees and Meerschaert wants the back. Hollend ends up on top in the front headlock. Meerschaert drives through, avoiding a kimura. He takes the back. One minute to go. Meerschaert nearly locks up the choke, but Holland sweeps back into mount. He drops punches and elbows until the bell. 10-9 Meerschaert.
Round 3: Leg kick from Holland. Another one trips Meerschaert up. Front kick attempts. Hard left hook. Holland denies a takedown and tries a suplex. He drags Meerschaert down more conventionally against the fence. Meerschaert looks for a guillotine, pulling guard on it. Holland pulls his head out, avoids a low single and slowly hammerfists Meerschaert. Meerschaert rolls into a takedown attempt. Two minutes in. Left hands by Meerschaert. Holland stands and boxes his ears. Two minutes to go.
Elbow from Holland. Holland apologizing to the crowd, gets taken down. One minute to go. Meerschaert on top in half guard. Holland gets to his knees and stands. Holland tries to spin. 10-9 Meerschaert because Holland threw this fight away.
Final result: Holland def. Meerschaert by split decision
135 lbs.: Ray Borg vs. Casey Kenney
Round 1: Kenney opens with kicks. Borg fires a 1-2 and gets a body lock on the fence. Knee from Kenney as he reverses a minute in. Trading knees to the body. Kenney gets the takedown into half guard. Two minutes in. Borg briefly looks for a kimura, gives up his back against the fence. Both hooks in. Borg uses the fence to sweep to his feet and get back in on a takedown attempt. Two minutes to go.
Borg digs a right to the body, takes a couple of elbows before slamming Kenney down. Kenney scrambles up and looks for his own takedown. One minute to go. Borg looks for the switch, gives up his back again. Kenney nearly in mount, gets swept into guard. Fun round. 10-9 Kenney.
Round 2: Borg on the advance, fires a 1-2 and ties up again. Body lock for Borg. He changes levels, transitions to a high crotch grip. Nearly gets Kenney down a minute in. He transitions to a double-leg, then a rear waist lock. Kenney reverses and looks for a double-leg. Borg reverses in turn, taking knees. Elbows from Kenney. Borg locks his hands for a takedown, takes him down again when Kenney stands. Borg hops directly onto Kenney’s back when the latter stands. Kenney looking to escape out the back door, does so and looks to take the back in return. Two minutes to go.
Borg works his way back to his feet, eats a knee to the body. Trading knees. One minute to go. Hard elbow by Borg, jockeying for position. Nasty hooks by Borg after avoiding a foot sweep. He lands a knee to the body and changes levels. He completes the same double-leg and looks for the back. Kenney escapes into half guard at the bell. 10-9 Borg.
Round 3: Kenney connects with an early left hand and trips Borg up with a low kick. That same double-leg slam from Borg once again after tying up. Borg looks for the back as Kenney stands. Kenney gets underhooks and reverses. Knee upstairs a minute in. Rear waist lock for Kenney. Borg turns to face him and shoots, stymied by an underhook. Borg dumps him anyway two minutes in. He gets both hooks in as Kenney tries to stand. Kenney shakes him off and takes half guard, now the back. Two minutes to go.
Kelley squeezing on Borg’s chin. Borg spins as soon as the pressure abates and drives in for more takedown attempts. Another double-leg. Kenney stands, Borg grabs the rear waist lock. Borg hauls him away from the cage for the next takedown, stays attached as Kenney stands. One minute to go. They separate. Kenney lands a body kick, cracked by a right hand. Kenney backs him to the fence, eats a right hand, lands a leg kick. They start unloading bombs until the end. 10-9 Borg.
Final result: Kenney def. Borg by unanimous decision
125 lbs.: Maryna Moroz vs. Sabina Mazo
Round 1: Moroz shoots early, exits with jabs. Mazo looking for low kicks. Moroz shoots once again and puts her on the fence. Inside reap puts her nearly in mount a minute in. Mazo regains guard and grabs an overhook. Elbow from Moroz. Two minutes in. Mostly just control for the next minute. Two minutes to go.
Mazo tries for an armbar, kicks Moroz off but can’t separate. Back to guard. She manages to stand and avoid strikes on the way up. One minute to go. Moroz counters a low kick with a right cross. She ducks a right hand to put her back on the fence. 10-9 Moroz.
Round 2: Moroz lands some early punches, gets a brief clinch. Moroz countering the low kicks. Body kick from Mazo. One minute in. Mazo tries to counter the next entry with a knee, gets put on the fence anyway. Moroz trying to drag her down, Mazo defending well so far. Two minutes in. They separate. Mazo trying to jab, but she’s too noncommittal and it’s letting Moroz land. Moroz to the body. Mazo leg kick and counter left. Two minutes to go.
Moroz left hook, Mazo knee. Head kick attempt form the Colombian, jab connects. Moroz counters a leg kick with a jab, lands a left hook and low kick of her own. Body kick. One minute to go. Moroz puts her on the cage, ships away with short punches. 10-9 Moroz.
Round 3: Mazo tossing out kicks, gets hauled back to the cage. Mazo frames, sneaks in an elbow on the break. Back to the kicks at range. More Mazo leg kicks. Moroz out of range so far, but lands a right cross. Good jab. Body kick from Mazo. Counter knee. Looking for it again. Two minutes in. Knee to the body and they trade jabs. Moroz shoots off a Mazo body kick and puts her on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Moroz exits with an uppercut and jab. Mazo body kick, Moroz uppercut. Another Mazo body kick. Another. One minute to go. Looking for the head. Moroz with a push kick, eats a head kick and body kick. Trading low kicks. Moroz body kick. More Mazo body kicks. 10-9 Mazo.
Final result: Moroz def. Mazo by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Mark De La Rosa vs. Alex Perez
Round 1: Low kick from Perez to start. 2-3. More hooks. They trade near the fence. Low kick lands for De La Rosa. Good counters from De La Rosa. One minute in. Perez with a heavier leg kick. Lead left hook. They exchange, Perez connects with a right. 2-3 met by a De La Rosa right cross. Perez shoots. puts him on the fence. Short right hands. De La Rosa looking to land some knees to the body. Perez runs the pipe to land on top in half guard. Two minutes to go.
De La Rosa looking for a kimura. Perez pulls him arm out and swats him with hammerfists. More. De La Rosa looking to elbow off his back. One minute to go. De La Rosa elbows, Perez hammerfists. Perez switches to elbows. He turns up the volume before the bell. 10-9 Perez.
Round 2: Perez opens the round with leg kicks. Counter left by De La Rosa. One minute in. Perez looks for a single-leg and transitions to the rear waist lock, forcing De La Rosa to his knees. Punches from the back. De La Rosa tries to spin into a guillotine, but misses it and ends up on the bottom in guard. Perez looking for elbows. Punches connect for him. Two minutes to go.
Perez staying patient. De La Rosa’s opened his guard, but not offering much besides punches from his back. One minute to go. This continues until the bell. 10-9 Perez.
Round 3: Picking at each other with leg kicks and quick combos. One minute in. De La Rosa working his jab. Definitely the busier of the two at the moment. Leg kicks by Perez. Two minutes in. De La Rosa tries to shoot, denied. Kind of a sparring match at the moment. Two minutes to go.
Perez really just cruising on his lead. Overhand right, then a single-leg. De La Rosa tries to roll for a leg, winds up in bottom guard instead. One minute to go. Perez throwing hammerfists from guard. 10-9 Perez.
Final result: Perez def. De La Rosa by unanimous decision
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