UFC Fight Night 146 takes place TONIGHT (Sat., March 9, 2019) on ESPN+, scheduled for INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. That’s where heavy-handed former title contender, Derrick “Black Beast” Lewis, tries to keep himself afloat in the division title chase against ex-heavyweight champion, Junior “Cigano” dos Santos. In the UFC on ESPN+ 4 co-main event, welterweight phenom “Curtious” Curtis Millender puts his nine-fight win streak on the line against former Jungle Fight welterweight champion, Elizeu Zaleski “Capoeira” dos Santos. Elsewhere on the card, “Big” Ben Rothwell makes his Octagon return against heavyweight hurter Blagoy Ivanov, while longtime middleweight veteran, Tim Boetsch, collides with the rough-and-tumble Omari Akhmedov.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 146 fight card below, starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” undercard bouts at 5 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN+ main card start time at 8 p.m. ET.
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Lewis vs. Dos Santos.” Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 146 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC WICHITA QUICK RESULTS:
Derrick Lewis vs. Junior dos Santos — dos Santos def. Lewis by TKO (punches) at 1:58 of Round Two
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Curtis Millender — Zaleski dos Santos def. Millender by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:35 of Round One
Tim Means vs. Niko Price — Price def. Means by KO (punches) at 4:50 of Round One
Blagoy Ivanov vs. Ben Rothwell — Ivanov def. Rothwell by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Beneil Dariush vs. Drew Dober — Dariush def. Dober by submission (armbar) at 4:41 of Round Two
Tim Boetsch vs. Omari Akhmedov — Akhmedov def. Boetsch by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Anthony Rocco Martin vs. Sergio Moraes — Martin def. Moraes by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Yana Kunitskaya vs. Marion Reneau —Kunitskaya def. Reneau by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Grant Dawson vs. Julian Erosa — Dawson def. Erosa by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)
Jeff Hughes vs. Maurice Greene — Greene def. Hughes by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Matt Schnell vs. Louis Smolka — Schnell def. Smolka by submission (triangle choke) at 3:18 of Round One
Alex Morono vs. Zak Ottow — Morono def. Ottow by TKO (punches and elbows) at 3:34 of Round One
Dan Moret vs. Alex White — White def. Moret by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
UFC WICHITA LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY:
265 lbs.: Derrick Lewis vs. Junior dos Santos
Round 1: Lewis opens with a leg kick, eats one in return. Jumping switch kick attempt, takes a finger in the eye a minute in. Brief pause to deal with that and they resume. Lewis tries another switch kick and flying knee. dos Santos tries to spin in return, eats a right hand off a leg kick. Lewis tries another kick, but gets blasted by an overhand right. dos Santos overextends and gets clipped by one in return. Two minutes in. Lewis whiffs on an overhand. dos Santos with a right downstairs and leg kick. Two minutes to go.
Another leg kick from dos Santos, who nearly eats a head kick. dos Santos body kick. 2-3 misses. One minute to go. Spinning back kick lands on Lewis, who fakes being hurt to blast dos Santos with an overhand right. dos Santos gives him room, then cracks him with knees and punches when he realizes Lewis is actually hurt. dos Santos tries a wheel kick. 10-9 dos Santos.
Round 2: Lewis tries a head kick. Leg kick lands. One minute in. Leg kick from dos Santos, who slips but avoids some bombs from Lewis. Lewis head kick attempt. Aborted shot. 1-2 stings Lewis and dos Santos pours it on. Lewis covers up on his knees and that’s it.
Final result: dos Santos def. Lewis by TKO (punches)
170 lbs.: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Curtis Millender
Round 1: Zaleski opens with a left hook, body kick, and leg kick. He hits a reactive shot into side control, avoiding a guillotine in the process. Millender regains guard. Half guard a minute in. Punches and elbows. He looks for mount, can’t get it, and instead takes the back in a scramble. Two minutes in. Millender turns, but gives up mount. Then the back and he’s got the choke locked up. There’s the tap.
Final result: Zaleski dos Santos def. Millender by submission (rear naked choke)
170 lbs.: Tim Means vs. Niko Price
Round 1: They start slugging immediately. Means finds the marks with left hands, but Price blasts him with punches all across the cage until Mean changes levels and slams him to the mat.Means with some solid ground-and-pound a minute in. Looking for side control. He’s got it. Price rolls to his knees, Means lands an uncalled illegal knee on the way up. Back to the center. Low kick from Price. More kicks. Two minutes to go.
Means looks for a punching combo. He looks for the clinch, can’t get it but lands a left. Lovely combo inside. Means digs a left downstairs, eats a jab as he lands a two-piece. Love kick from Price, combination from Means. Means outworking him but Price is game. HUGE uppercut from Means, but Price absorbs it with a minute to go. Another hard left. Price lands one in return. Two left hands and Price might by hurt. Anotehr one and his legs aren’t there, but out of nowhere, Price roars back with an overhand right that knocks Means silly. A few more hammerfists and “The Dirty Bird” is out.
Final result: Price def. Means by KO (punches)
265 lbs.: Blagoy Ivanov vs. Ben Rothwell
Round 1: Rothwell slowly advancing. Ivanov throws a left downstairs. Rothwell connects with a straight left. Leg kick trips Ivanov up. One minute in. Straight left by Rothwell once again. So far it’s Rothwell stalking and Ivanov looking to counter. Rothwell hurts him with a straight left, but eats a left and an uppercut. Two minutes to go.
Ivanov with a left downstairs. Rothwell still patiently stalking. One minute to go. Low kick from Rothwell. Ivanov to the body again. Rothwell tries to open up against the fence. Low kick by Rothwell and they trade. 10-9 Rothwell.
Round 2: Same story to start the second. One minute in. Body kick and low kicks from Rothwell. Ivanov firing his jab and right hook. Heavy left from Rothwell two minutes in. Rothwell tries a head kick without success. Right hook from Ivanov met by a Rothwell left. Overhand left by Ivanov. Both men land to the body. Two minutes to go.
Combination upstairs from Rothwell. Both land left hands, Ivanov’s are heavier. They slug it out in the center. Rothwell lands a left on the fence. Rothwell leg kicks with a minute to go. Combination by Rothwell on the fence. Ivanov opens up in return. 1-2 connects. Overhand left from Ivanov met by a left hook from Rothwell. Ivanov leg kick. 10-9 Ivanov.
Round three: Things continue as before. They trade near the fence. Right cross from Rothwell as Ivanov looks for the body. One minute in. Ivanov connects as Rothwell looks for the Thai plum. Ivanov takes a finger in the eye. Rothwell fires a combination when they resume, lands leg kicks and a left cross. Ivanov takes a low blow, but shakes it off. They trade in the center. Right hand from Rothwell. Low kick lands. Ivanov to the body. 1-2. Rothwell with a 2-1. Overhand left by Ivanov. Rothwell finds the mark with his own lefts. Two minutes to go.
Ivanov low kick. 1-2 by Rothwell. They’re starting to swing big. Low kick by Ivanov. Straight left. One minute to go. 2-1 and uppercut by Rothwell. Double left from Ivanov. Heavy blows from both men in the center. Rothwell tries a head kick and clinch knee. 10-9 Rothwell.
Final result: Ivanov def. Rothwell by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Beneil Dariush vs. Drew Dober
Round 1: Dober connects with a left hand, eats one in return. Dober counters a low kick with a right hook and connects on the fence. One minute in. They separate. Low kick from Dariush answered in kind. Dariush gets rattled near the fence, briefly exchanges, and then ties up. Dober pressing him against the fence. They separate once again. Jab lands for Dariush. Dober blasts him with a left hand to kick off a combination. He continues to land hard before putting Dariush on the fence again. Two minutes to go.
Dariush lands a knee downstairs, eats hard lefts on the break. Right hook by Dober. Leg kick lands. Dariush answers, then blasts Dober with a counter left into the clinch. One minute to go. Dober avoids the takedown. Knees from Dariush. Dober answering in kind. Dober rips he body after separating, tries a flying knee. Both land at the bell. 10-9 Dober.
Round 2: Dober drops Dariush in the opening seconds, then has to fight off a takkedown attempt. Dariush transitions to a double-leg and completes the takedown against the cage. One minute in. Short blows from half guard by Dariush. Two minutes in. Dariush looking to pass, makes it to mount. Left hands land. Now he’s posturing up for bigger blows. Dober regains half guard. Two minutes to go.
Back to mount, doing damage with left hands. Dober gives up his back trying to stand, but avoids the armbar on the way up. Dariush looks for the switch and takes Dober down into half guard. One minute to go. Dariush looking to attack the arm, pulls off an armbar from the rear triangle.
Final result: Dariush def. Dober by submission (armbar)
185 lbs.: Tim Boetsch vs. Omari Akhmedov
Round 1: Boetsch on the advance. Akhmedov tries a head kick and flurries before they putting Boetsch on the fence. One minute in. Akhmedov has double underhooks, can’t complete the first takedown. Knee from Boetsch. Two minutes in. Akhmedov changes levels, denied. They separate. Two minutes to go.
Low kick from Boetsch. Akhmedov counters a low kick with an overhand right. Akhmedov aggressive with his punches, but not landing yet. Low kick connects for him. One minute to go. Boetsch denies a blast double and lands an uppercut on the break. 10-9 Akhmedov.
Round 2: They trade low kicks to start the round. Boetsch tries a front kick. Overhand right by Akhmedov that busts Boetsch’s nose. One minute in. Both men swinging. Akhmedov tries a high kick, lands a body kick. Two minutes in. Akhmedov circling, Boetsch advancing. Neither landing clean. Counter left connects for Akhmedov, who counters a front kick with an overhand. Right downstairs. Two minutes to go.
Akhmedov lands a low kick. He puts Boetsch on the fence. Dirty boxing with a minute to go. Ref breaks them up after Boetsch lands a low blow, then puts them back in the clinch. 10-9 Akhmedov.
Round 3: Boetsch on the advance. Low kick to front kick attempt. Cross counter lands for him. One minute in. Jab lands. Akhmedov comes back with a straight right and a hard hook as they trade. Right hook by Boetsch. Akhmedov counters a body kick with a left hook. Two minutes in. Ref wants more engagement. Boetsch fires a body kick. Two minutes to go.
Both swing big, neither connects until Akhmedov lands a right on the fence. Boetsch tries a head kick. One minute to go. Boetsch leg kick. They trade in the center. Akhmedov puts him on the fence, fights off a throw. Akhmedov gets a body lock. 10-9 Akhmedov.
Final result: Akhmedov def. Boetsch by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Anthony Rocco Martin vs. Sergio Moraes
Round 1: Martin opens with a leg kick. Moraes fires an overhand right, grabs a low single, and completes it into top position. Moraes tries to roll him into mount with a guillotine, can’t get it. Martin on top in half guard. Moraes still holding on to a headlock. Two minutes in. Martin with some short right hands to the body. Ref stands them up. Moraes whiffs on a front kick. Martin lands one. Two minutes to go.
Martin attacking the lead leg. Moraes tries a head kick. Trading jabs. They trade low kicks. One minute to go. Moraes tries to answer the next low kick with punches. 3-2 from Martin. Moraes tries a wheel kick. 10-9 Martin.
Round 2: Moraes coming out swinging. Martin working his jab and straight right. Another low kick. Check hook by Moraes. One minute in. Winging left by Moraes, who checks a low kick. Martin landing the jab. Good right by Moraes, who ties up. They separate two minutes in. Leg kick from Martin and a jab behind it. Moraes counters a head kick with a left hand. Two minutes to go.
Moraes tries a flying knee that grazes Martin’s cup. Martin goes back to the jab when they resume. One minute to go. Moraes begs Martin to trade with him and Martin whacks his leg again. Again. Winging hooks from Moraes. Martin surrenders his back at the bell. 10-9 Martin.
Round 3: Martin continues doing work with his jab and low kick. Moraes swings big without success. Martin ties up on the fence. Right hands on the break. One minute in. More jabs piling up. Moraes tries a body kick, eats one in return. Martin continues to land jabs and leg kicks. Two minutes in. Moraes falls short with another charge. Brief clinch. 1-2 from Martin. Two minutes to go.
Moraes barrels into the clinch and looks for a single-leg. Martin defends and separates. More jabs. One minute to go. Moraes taunts, Martin continues picking away. Moraes shoots, completes a takedown with 40 seconds to go. Moraes in side control. He tries a guillotine at the bell. 10-9 Martin.
Final result: Martin def. Moraes by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Yana Kunitskaya vs. Marion Reneau
Round 1: Head kick from Kunitskaya nearly connects. Lead right from Reneau, body kick from Kunitskaya in return. Hard jab stings Reneau and Kunitskaya capitalizes with a takedown. One minute in. Reneau makes it back up while the ESPN+ stream is dead. Knees from Kunitskaya in the clinch. Two minutes in. More knees. Two minutes to go.
Elbow from Reneau. Kunitskaya answers in kind before they separate. Right hand lands for Reneau. One minute to go. Low kick by Kunitskaya, cross counter by Reneau. Spinning back fist connects for the Russian. Reneau catches a body kick, avoids upkicks and lands right hands. Kunitskaya turns for a kneebar. 10-9 Kunitskaya.
Round 2: 1-2 connects for Reneau. Kunitskaya wades into the clinch and looks for knees. Reneau separates and they exchange. One minute in. Kunitskaya tries a spin, lands a glancing head kick. Low kick. REneau with a right hand. To the body this time. Kunitskaya attacking the lead leg. Two minutes in. Reneau counters a body kick with a 1-2. Kunitskaya pops her with a jab. Leg kick. Left hook exchange. Two minutes to go.
Reneau counters a body kick with a right hand, eats a jab. Reneau to the body. Lead right upstairs. Counter left by Kunitskaya. One minute to go. 3-2 by Reneau. Kunitskaya busy with her jab, lands a body kick. More jabs. 10-9 Kunitskaya.
Round 3: Both women boxing early. Body kick from Kunitskaya, right hand from Reneau. Leg kick by Kunitskaya. Reneau lands a jab. One minute in. Kunitskaya continues to land low kicks, eats a 2-3 from Reneau. Reneau pressuring now, opening up and landing. Left hand exchange. Kunitskaya wades into the clinch, can’t secure it two minutes in. Reneau a lot busier. Low kick from Kunitskaya. Two minutes to go.
Reneau to the body. Right hand upstairs. 1-2. One minute to go. Kunitskaya still trying to jab with a badly broken nose. Reneau with a combination. 3-2. Kunitskaya low kick. 10-9 Reneau.
Final result: Kunitskaya def. Reneau by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Grant Dawson vs. Julian Erosa
Round 1: Dawson shoots 15 seconds in, drags him away from the cage, and takes him down in the center. Erosa responds with a triangle choke and hard elbows. Dawson survives. Erosa lands some upkicks to make room and stand, only for Dawson to shoot right back in. One minute in. He runs the pipe on a single-leg, then looks for the back when Erosa stands. He completes an outside trip. Erosa stands once again, Dawson pursues and trades until he gets another takedown. Two minutes in. Dawson looking for hammerfists. Erosa stands, avoids a slam. Two minutes to go.
Again Dawson takes Erosa to the center for a takedown. He passes to side control, Erosa regains guard. One minute to go. Right hand from Dawson, avoiding a triangle. He tries some more ground-and-pound. 10-9 Dawson.
Round 2: Dawson takes him down in under 10 seconds, then continues driving when Erosa stands. They separate and Erosa lands an uppercut. One minute in. Dawson falls short with a wheel kick. Low kicks land. Erosa with some knees to the body. Two minutes in. Nice transition to the rear waist lock by Dawson. Erosa avoids a whizzer throw and lands an overhand right. Leg kick from Dawson. Erosa knocks him over with a leg kick. Two minutes to go.
Erosa gets underhooks to defend a takedown. Right hand on the break met by a back fist. Erosa punishing the lead leg, drops Dawson. Knees by Erosa. Dawson looks out of steam, but lands a knee to the head. Right hand appears to buckly Erosa and Dawson charges after him. Erosa lands a spinning elbow, but gets dropped by a right hand. Dawson lets him up and they trade inside. Erosa comes back, tagging him on the fence. Good knees. Dawson tries to spin. 10-9 Dawson.
Round 3: Dawson marching forward. Erosa still game, clubs him with a right hand. Dawson completes a single-leg into guard. Erosa looks for a triangle, can’t get it. Dawson transitions to a back take, both hooks in. Erosa regains half guard. Two minutes in. Dawson retakes the back on the fence and looks for the choke. Erosa fights off the choke, eats left hands. Two minutes to go.
Hammerfists and punches piling up. Dawson avoids a triangle, nearly takes the back again. Half guard. One minute to go. Erosa regains guard. Dawson opens up with punches in the final seconds. 10-9 Dawson.
Final result: Dawson def. Erosa by unanimous decision
265 lbs.: Jeff Hughes vs. Maurice Greene
Round 1: Greene looking to jab early. Hughes checks low kicks, lands his own jab. Greene looks for a body kick a minute in. Hughes whiffs on a right, takes jabs and a kick downstairs. Greene answers a right hand with one of his own. Two minutes in. Greene outworking him so far. Hughes lands a jab up top. Greene counters a low kick with a right hand and looks for elbows on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Greene with some hard elbows inside, then knees to the body. More elbows. They separate. Hughes fires a combination and shoots. Greene with Browne elbows a minute in. They separate. Hughes goes low-high with punches. They trade before the bell. 10-9 Greene.
Round 2: Hughes looking for the jab early. Hard counter right connects, then another off a leg kick. One minute in. Greene looks for a spinning back kick. Greene body kick, Hughes overhand and 1-2. Hughes lands a hard right to the body that draws a grimace, then shoots. Two minutes in. Elbow from Greene. They separate. Jab from Greene, then another that buckles Hughes. Greene advances, backed off by punches. Two minutes to go.
Hughes with a hard jab as well. Greene advances, eats a combination. Leg kick lands for him. Body kick. One minute to go. Greene with some leg kicks. Another. Greene tries a spinning back kick after they trade punches. 10-9 Hughes.
Round 3: Both men jabbing early. Knee exchange inside. Lead right by Greene. One minute in. Counter 1-2 by Hughes. Low kick spins Hughes around. Hughes struggling to get his power punches in. Greene jabs the body. Jab exchange. Body kick from Greene, clubbing overhand by Hughes. They trade and Greene lands a right. Another exchange. Two minutes to go.
Hughes jabbing. Spinning back fist misses. One minute to go. Head kick lands for Hughes. Counter left. Wheel kick attempts from both. 10-9 Hughes.
Final result: Greene def. Hughes by split decision
125 lbs.: Matt Schnell vs. Louis Smolka
Round 1: Schnell advancing. They trade low kicks. Boxing combinations from Schnell. Smolka lands an overhand and left hook. Schnell buzzes him with a right in return. One minute in. Hard hook by Smolka, who gets tagged in the clinch but connects on the break. Smolka tries a head-and-arm throw and gets slammed into side control for his trouble. Smolka rolls to his knees and Schnell cranks on a guillotine. Smolka gives a thumbs-up, waiting it out. Schnell looks to transition to a triangle. Two minutes to go.
Schnell transitions once again to an armbar, loses it, then locks up a crushing triangle and this one draws the tap.
Final result: Schnell def. Smolka by submission (triangle choke)
170 lbs.: Alex Morono vs. Zak Ottow
Round 1: Morono on the front foot early, throwing punches. Swatting right from Ottow. Lead right. One minute in. Straight right by Morono on the counter. They trade in the center. Body kick from Ottow. Another. Morono lands one of his own. Ottow fakes a level change two minutes in. Jab connects. Counter right by Ottow. Morono lands a spinning back kick and a snap kick downstairs. Ottow shoots into a guillotine and Morono uses it to sweep to mount, dropping elbows. Two minutes to go.
Morono takes the back and starts blasting away with punches and elbows, forcing the stoppage.
Final result: Morono def. Ottow by TKO (punches and elbows)
155 lbs.: Dan Moret vs. Alex White
Round 1: Moret immediately lands a 1-2 and shoots against the fence. Knees to the thigh. One minute in. White defends a takedown. Still grindin’. Two minutes in. Knee from White. Moret connects on the break, ducks back in. White sprawls on a shot and bears down on a guillotine. Moret escapes, clips him with some more punches, and changes levels. Two minutes to go.
Outside trip puts Moret on top. White looks for a kimura, surrenders half guard. Nearly to mount. One minute to go. Nasty elbows from Moret. White spins out into his own takedown attempt. 10-9 Moret.
Round 2: Moret shoots right away. White puts him on teh fence in return. Knee to the body lands. More knees, Moret looks for an outside trip in return. They trade elbows on the break a minute in. Leg kick from Moret, who walks into a right hand and finds himself in a guillotine. White cranking hard, switching grips. He loses it and changes levels. Two minutes in. White still grinding. Moret gets an underhook and reverses. White reverses again and they separate. Combination lands upstairs. They trade rights. Two minutes to go.
White stuffs a takedown and lands a right. Moret leg kick. Check hook by White. Straight left and Moret responds with a takedown attempt. Moret separates with an elbow. One minute to go. They slug it out near the fence. White with a straight left, tries to spin and they trade bombs in the center. White catches Moret coming in with a heavy combination. 10-9 White.
Round 3: White lands right hands as Moret shoots. Double underhooks for White. Knee to the body and he reverses position. Single-leg gets Moret down, Moret pops back up. One minute in. Hard two-piece on the break. Moret tries a flying knee and shoots. He’s grabbing the fence a ton. Two minutes in. Moret goes for a high-crotch, denied. Short elbow and knee by White. He looks for a takedown. Two minutes to go.
He gets Moret to the mat. Moret gets back to his feet. White lands a knee, which allows Moret to reverse position. Jockeying for position on the fence. White hits the switch and lands some elbows. White blasts him with counters and they trade bombs until the bell. 10-9 White.
Final result: White def. Moret by unanimous decision