Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will crown a new bantamweight champion this Sat. night (June 8, 2019), regardless of who wins between flyweight champion Henry Cejudo and top 135-pound contender Marlon Moraes, after TJ Dillashaw relinquished his title and accepted a two year drug-test suspension. UFC 238, which takes place inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois, will also feature a flyweight title fight in the pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event. That’s where Valentina Shevchenko will put her 125-pound strap on the line against “Evil” mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran, Jessica Eye. In addition, Donald Cerrone will welcome Tony Ferguson back to the Octagon in a lightweight clash that could very well produce the next 155-pound title contender. This weekend’s action will stream exclusively on ESPN+ PPV, followed by preliminary bouts on both ESPN and UFC Fight Pass, so make sure your digital ducks are in a row or you might miss all of the hard-hitting action!
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 238 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, before the ESPN+ PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Cejudo vs. Moraes.”
Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 238 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 238 LIVE RESULTS:
Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes — Cejudo def. Moraes by TKO (elbows and punches) at 4:51 of Round Three
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Eye — Shevchenko def. Eye by KO (head kick) at 0:26 of Round Two
Donald Cerrone vs. Tony Ferguson — Ferguson def. Cerrone by TKO (eye injury) at 5:00 of Round Two
Jimmie Rivera vs. Petr Yan — Yan def. Rivera by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Blagoy Ivanov vs. Tai Tuivasa — Ivanov def. Tuivasa by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Nina Ansaroff vs. Tatiana Suarez — Suarez def. Ansaroff by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Pedro Munhoz vs. Aljamain Sterling — Sterling def. Munhoz by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Alexa Grasso vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz — Grasso def. Kowalkiewicz by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Calvin Kattar vs. Ricardo Lamas — Kattar def. Lamas by TKO (punches) at 4:06 of Round One
Angela Hill vs. Yan Xiaonan — Xiaonan def. Hill by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Bevon Lewis vs. Darren Stewart — Stewart def. Lewis by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Eddie Wineland vs. Grigory Popov — Wineland def. Popov by TKO (punches) at 4:47 of Round Two
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Joanne Calderwood — Chookagian def. Calderwood by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
UFC 238 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
135 lbs.: UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes
Round 1: Trading kicks to start the fight. Left hook from Moraes. Moraes counters a leg kick with a combination a minute in, cracks Cejudo with a left hook soon after. Low kick from Moraes. Cejudo shoots as he takes a low kick, can’t complete it two minutes in. Cejudo tries a head kick. Moraes lands another leg kick with two minutes to go.
Moraes controlling the round with his kicks at range. Another cracking inside low kick and another. Cejudo’s been fighting southpaw for a bit. Body kick from Moraes. Hard left hook with a minute to go. Cejudo trying to turn up the aggression, Moraes meeting him with combos. Another leg kick. 10-9 Moraes.
Round 2: Good trade in the center to start the round. Heavy leg kick by Moraes. Cejudo tries to catch the next one, can’t. Cejudo pressuring more, lands a lead right. Moraes lands to the body, clipped as he does. One minute in. Another Moraes leg kick. Head kick nearly catches Cejudo ducking in. Moraes wheel kick falls short. Another leg kick does not. Both whiff on right hands. Leg kick exchange. Two minutes to go.
Another inside low kick knocks Cejudo over for a second. Cejudo lands a body kick, Moraes tries to answer with punches. Suddenly a right cross dings Moraes and Cejudo’s on the attack. These rights are landing as Moraes slugs it out with him. Sneaky uppercut by Cejudo answered by a head kick. Cejudo still stalking, throwing heat. Nice knee with a minute to go. Moraes electing to plant his feet and trade. HUGE knees by Cejudo. Moraes still throwing with him, eats another knee. He shoots, stuffed. Another knee by Cejudo and they trade bombs. Moraes clips him with an overhand right at the bell that may have hurt him. 10-9 Cejudo.
Round 3: Cejudo still on the advance. He ducks a head kick. He gets double underhooks and takes Moraes to the fence. Moraes circles off. One minute in. Cejudo pressuring, Moraes looking to counter. Moraes takes a finger in the eye. When they resume, Moraes fires a head kick and pops up from a takedown. Cejudo cracks him with an uppercut and unloads knees. Another hard knee. Two minutes in. Moraes ties up, Cejudo puts him on the fence. Cejudo snaps him down with an anaconda choke locked up. It’s not deep enough despite a pair of rolls. Two minutes to go.
Cejudo keeping Moraes on his seat against the fence. He gets on top in guard. Moraes threatens an armbar for a sec, surrenders half guard. Nasty elbows by Cejudo. One minute to go. More elbows and hammerfists and the referee calls it.
Final result: Cejudo def. Moraes by TKO (elbows and punches)
125 lbs.: UFC Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Eye
Round 1: Eye comes out throwing right hands. Body kicks from Shevchenko and a right hook behind them. She gets a body lock and takes Eye down into side control. One minute in. Eye regains half guard. Two minutes in. Not much going on at the moment. Eye punching the body off of her back. Two minutes to go.
Eye works her way up against the fence. Shevchenko still has double underhooks, takes her right back down into side control. One minute to go. Shevchenko gets the crucifix, grabs an americana, loses position. 10-9 Shevchenko.
Round 2: More body kicks from Shevchenko, and once Eye starts expecting them, Shevchenko fires a head kick that knocks the challenger completely unconscious
Final result: Shevchenko def. Eye by KO (head kick)
155 lbs.: Donald Cerrone vs. Tony Ferguson
Round 1: Cerrone with a leg kick to start. Both try head kicks. Cerrone firing his jab. Ferguson looks for the body. One minute in. Ferguson lands a shifting hook, does a fancy shuffle. Cerrone trying to pick him off, lands a series of straight shots. Ferguson comes back with an uppercut and they trade punches in the center. Two minutes in. Leg kick exchange. Ferguson tries an elbow, eats a right with his back turned. Hard 2-3 from Cerrone, eats a left behind a Ferguson knee. Ferguson to the body, eats left hands and lands a straight. Two minutes to go.
Good punching exchange. Ferguson body kick and right cross. Cerrone lands a a leg kick and ducks a spinning elbow. Back to trading punches. Ferguson body kick. Cerrone lands a body kick, takes an elbow on the break. Ferguson with some body kicks. One minute to go. Stiff jab from Cerrone answered in duplicate. Cerrone digs a left downstairs, takes a front kick to the body. Ferguson lands a shifting right. 2-3 by Cerrone and he’s on the attack. Ferguson slugging with him. 10-9 Cerrone.
Round 2: Ferguson opens with a body kick. He’s starting to land his punches with regularity. Body kicks from Ferguson, left hand behind it. Low kick by Cerrone in return, tries a level elbow. Cerrone 1-2. Ferguson head kick, heavy counter right in return. Good inside leg kick by Cerrone. Nice flurry. Stiff jab by Ferguson. Cerrone marching after him. Ferguson tries to spin. Two minutes in. Ferguson runs in with a leg kick and lande a spinning elbow. He’s landing off the back foot. Cerrone marches through a spinning elbow to continue his combo. Cerrone drags him to the mat with two minutes to go.
Ferguson pops right back up and separates. Cerrone body shot, Ferguson counters. Cerrone head kick just misses and Ferguson answers with nice kicks. Ferguson’s really touching him up at this point with a minute to go. Cerrone still throwing back, lands a low kick. Ferguson’s snap kick to the body continues to land. Hard lead elbow. Right straight. Ferguson lands a blatant shot after the bell, but only gets a warning. 10-9 Ferguson.
Cerrone’s right eye is completely swollen shut and the fight’s over. They’re checking the replay to see if the late shot caused it. Looks like it didn’t. TKO win for Ferguson.
Final result: Ferguson def. Cerrone by TKO (eye injury)
135 lbs.: Jimmie Rivera vs. Petr Yan
Round 1: Yan on the advance. Right hand around the guard. Low kick from Riviera. Yan looks for a trip, lands a knee and left on the break. One minute in. Rivera with a low kick and they trade knees in the clinch. Rivera with a couple rights on the break. Two minutes in. Yan whiffs on a combo, eats leg kicks. Rivera puts him on the fence, knees the leg. Counter right and uppercut inside. Two minutes to go.
Yan tries a knee. Rivera low kick in response. Rivera moving extremely well so far. One minute to go. Yan shoots, can’t get it but lands an elbow on the break. Body kick connects. Another takedown into a leglock attempt and they scramble back to their feet. Yan steps in with a shifting left hook that floors Rivera. Yan looks for the back, runs out of time. 10-9 Yan.
Round 2: Yan with an early left hook. Rivera answers in kind, then cracks Yan with an overhand right. Rivera uppercut. Yan to the body. One minute in. Good leg kick by Rivera appears to hurt Yan. Hard punching combo. Yan looking for left hands. Body kick lands two minutes in. Another body kick. Left hook as Rivera lands a right. Rivera combo lands. Two minutes to go.
Left hook from Rivera, manages to back away from Yan’s combo. Hard right hand in the clinch. Big head kick by Yan, but Rivera catches it and looks to change levels. One minute to go. They separate. Rivera shoots, denied. Nice exchange. They’re slugging in center cage. Yan with a high knee. Big uppercut then he floors Rivera again with a right hand. Yan again steals the round. 10-9 Yan.
Round 3: Rivera catches a kick, can’t use it. He shoots again, great defense by Yan. Straight left lands for Yan. Rivera with an inside low kick in return. One minute in. Body kick from Yan. 1-2-1 from Rivera. Yan knocks Rivera’s mouthpiece out with a sneaky right uppercut. He tries a head kick when they resume. Two minutes in. Rivera flurrying whenever Yan steps in, lands to the body. Rivera with a tight left hook. Clean straight right. Left hook around the guard. Both atatck the body. Two minutes to go.
Good trade in close. Yan takes a finger in the eye. Rivera coming on strong after they resume. One minute to go. Straight left by Yan. They tie up. Knee to the body from Yan and he tries to change levels. Nothing doing. Rivera with an uppercut and left hook in response. Yan goes for another late takedown, completes it. 10-9 Rivera.
Final result: Yan def. Rivera by unanimous decision
265 lbs.: Blagoy Ivanov vs. Tai Tuivasa
Round 1: Tuivasa switching stance. Ivanov lands a left downstairs. Tuivasa looking for leg kicks. He barrels in, doesn’t connect. Ivanov to the body a minute in. Hard lead elbow by Tuivasa and he ties up on the fence. Short elbow connects. Again. Tries to spin on the exit. Tuivasa tries to re-engage and Ivanov drops him with a counter hook on the way in. Tuivasa maes it to his feet and blasts Ivanov with an elbow. Two minutes to go.
Ivanov briefly grabs a headlock. Another elbow and two-piece by Tuivasa on the break. Left hand on the exit and he steps in with a knee. One minute to go. Ivanov still looking for counters. 1-2 lands for him. Big counter right hook to counter a leg kick. Tuivasa with a southpaw 1-2. Stiff rights from Ivanov in return. Big left hands. 10-9 Ivanov.
Round 2: Leg kicks from Tuivasa to start. Brief clinch, right hand on the break. Right hand wobbles Ivanov and Tuivasa looks to pursue. Good elbow on the fence. Tuivasa exits with an elbow. Ivanov answers with a staggered 1-2, gets cracked by a straight right. Ivanov straight left. Another two minutes in. On the counter this time. Ivanov with a combination, clawing his way back into the round. Good 1-2. Body shot. Tuivasa whiffs on a right hand, lands a leg kick. Two minutes to go.
Ivanov with another two left hands. Tuivasa tries a 1-2-3, glancing elbow. 1-2 lands for Ivanov yet again. Tuivasa leg kick. One minute to go. Ivanov landing his jab. Tuivasa leg kick. He takes Ivanov to the fence. Ivanov looking for a front choke, forces Tuivasa to the mat. 10-9 Ivanov.
Round 3: Another heavy low kick from Tuivasa. Straight left by Ivanov. 1-2 by Tuivasa and another right cross behind it. Ivanov takes him to the fence. Tuivasa reverses and Ivanov looks for that guillotine again. He forces Tuivasa to his knees, ties back up when Tuivasa stands. Two minutes in. Jockeying for position. Big right hand from Tuivasa when he gets a little space. He reverses position. Ivanov gets the front headlock, lands knees. Two minutes to go.
Tuivasa shoves him away, swings on the exit. Hard low kicks by Tuivasa. Lead right hand. Ivanov with a 1-2. Counter left. Another Tuivasa leg kick. He throws a 1-2, eats a left straight. More straight lefts. Tuivasa low kick. Looping left by Ivanov. They slug it out in the center. 10-9 Ivanov.
Final result: Ivanov def. Tuivasa by unanimous decision
115 lbs.: Nina Ansaroff vs. Tatiana Suarez
Round 1: Suarez shoots in within 20 seconds, taking Ansaroff to the cage and bringing her down with a single-leg. Ansaroff looks like she wants a gogoplata, nothing there. Suarez moves to half guard. One minute in. Ansaroff gets to her knees and Suarez sprawls on it. Ansaroff up, already fighting off another takedown. Down she goes midway through the round and Suarez sets up in guard. Two minutes to go.
Suarez passes to half guard. Ansaroff regains guard. One minute to go. Ansaroff with a couple of nice upkicks. Suarez postures up for some hammerfists in return. Suarez briefly looks for a guillotine. 10-9 Suarez.
Round 2: Ansaroff not afraid to kick on teh feet. She sprawls on a shot, but Suarez just keeps driving. She runs the pipe for another takedown a minute in. Ansaroff rolls to her knees, gets back to her feet. Suarez brings her down once again. Two minutes in. Full guard for Suarez. Ansaroff briefly looks for a triangle. Elbow off of her back. Two minutes to go.
Suarez postures up for some heavier punches. Ansaroff makes it back to her feet, takes a knee right to the nether regions that has her face scrunched in pain. They restart in the middle with less than a minute to go. Ansaroff looking to potshot at range. Side kick by Suarez. 10- Suarez but far closer.
Round 3: Suarez catches a kick, can’t get the takedown. Counter right lands for Ansaroff. One minute in. Good body shot lands for her. Suarez with a straight left, cracked by a counter soon after. Suarez changes levels and hauls her to the fence. Denied two minutes in. Suarez re-enters, Ansaroff separates again. Ansaroff wheel kick glances off. Two minutes to go.
Suarez shoots, denied. Body kick connects. Body kick and straight right from Ansaroff. Another body kick. Suarez combination, Ansaroff answers with a head kick with a minute to go. Ansaroff pursuing now, lands a body kick and right cross. Ansaroff fires a head kick, then rocks Suarez with a combo. 10-9 Ansaroff.
Final result: Suarez def. Ansaroff by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Pedro Munhoz vs. Aljamain Sterling
Round 1: Sterling sending out kicks right off the bat. Body punch lands. spinning kick by Sterling just blocked. Good body kick. Two hard looping lefts. One minute in. Right hook. Sterling’s outspacing him extremely well so far. Body shots form Sterling. Munhoz lands a body kick. Sterling jawing, tries a knee. Nice jabs. Munhoz staying on him. Two minutes in. Sterling body kick, Munhoz left hook and uppercut. He stops a takedown. Stiff jabs from Sterling. Lead right and elbow. Front kick to right hand. Low-high two-piece. Two minutes to go.
Munhoz eating heaps of shots but planting his feet to throw back. Sterling shoots, stuffed, eats a body kick. Munhoz lands another. Counter right hooks from Sterling. They trade body blows. One minute to go. Low kick and fake shot from Sterling, who lands a series of right hands as he fades out. Head kick by Munhoz. Sterling with a knee to the body and left hook. Munhoz catches Sterling leaning with a head kick, eats punches after an unsuccessful guillotine entry. 10-9 Sterling.
Round 2: Sterling continues to outland him. Spinning elbow connects. Munhoz staying on him, lands to the body. Good low kick by Munhoz. 1-2 from Sterling in return. One minute in. Munhoz attacking the body with front kicks. Sterling throwing back, cracks him with a left hand. Munhoz tries to counter an elbow attempt. Low kick lands. Body kicks from Sterling. Two minutes in. Right hand and body kicks. Munhoz fires front kicks and gets stung by a combination. Hard left hook by Sterling after some body kicks. Sterling tries a knee, lands a spinning back fist. Munhoz counters an elbow with an uppercut. Two minutes tog o.
Knee from Munhoz. They trade in the center. Leg kicks by Munhoz. Hard leg kick drops Sterling and Munhoz looks for a guillotine. Can’t get it. Sterlign tries a jumping spin kiack. Counter right and knee by Munhoz. 1-2-3 from Sterling. Munhoz attacking the body, eating more punches upstairs. Close round. 10-9 Munhoz.
Round 3: Sterling sending out more kicks. Low kick by Munhoz. Body kick lands. Trading low kicks. One minute in. Boxy kick exchange. Sterling right hook. Hard 3-2 by Stterling, hard backfist and a spinning back fist. Munhoz body kick. Sterling to the body. Clinch exchange. 3-2 by Sterling. He tries a shot, eats a left hook. Two minutes in. Munhoz head kick goes just high. Jab exchange, Munhoz leg kick. Sterling changes levels, denied, lands a knee. Sterling body kick. Two minutes to go.
Straight left from Sterling, blocks a head kick. Jabs landing, body shot. Munhoz looks for a head kick and a spinning back kick. Hard leg kicks by Munhoz. Sterling with a double right in response. 1-2. One minute to go. Sterligng shoots, stuffed. Short punches in the center, plugging Munhoz with the jab. Munhoz hurling kicks in response. Sterling answers with some leg kicks and they’re slugging. Great fight. 10-9 Sterling.
Final result: Sterling def. Munhoz by unanimous decision
125 lbs.: Alexa Grasso vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Round 1: Grasso landing some heavy counters early. Clean 1-2 lands for Grasso. Kowalkiewicz comes back with a knee. Kowalkiewicz low kick, Grasso counter right a minute in. Grasso low kick. Big right cross. low kick and they trade in the center. Grasso sends out some kicks. Two minutes in. Grasso digs to the body. Kowalkiewicz tries a high kick and spinning back kick. 1-1-2 from Grasso. Kowalkiewicz to the body. Two minutes to go.
Grasso left hook, Kowalkiewicz right cross. Grasso outboxing her in a big way. Low kick exchange. Grasso jabs. One minute to go. Lead right to low kick. Another lead right. Low kick from Grasso and they trade body kicks. Kowalkiewicz with a pair of rights. Grasso shoves her to the fence. Good knees and they trade elbows. Another trade. 10-9 Grasso.
Round 2: Still trading in the early going. One minute in. Clean 1-2 by Grasso. Counter right from Kowalkiewicz. Low kicks from Grasso, right hand. Another right. Two minute sin. Grasso with a clean jab and right cross. Kowalkiewicz lands a side kick. She tries to spin. Two minutes to go.
Kowalkiewicz lands a knee downstairs and ties up on the fence. Knees and elbows from Grasso. More hard elbows. They separate. One minute to go. Grasso continues to box her up. 10-9 Grasso.
Round 3: Grasso landing more jabs and kicks. She fires a right and Kowalkiewicz comes back with a combo. One minute in. Kowalkiewicz knees the body and ties up. Harder knees from Grasso. Kowalkiewicz indefatigable but badly outclassed on the feet. She ties up, eats knees and a combo. Two minutes in. More knees and elbows in the clinch by Grasso. Body kick. Inside low kick. Two minutes to go.
Low kick from Grasso. Body kick and left hand. 2-1 lands clean. Again. 1-2 with a minute to go. Kowalkiewicz is still going for it. Grasso with a spinning elbow and body kick. Kowalkiewicz slugging it out, lands a right hand. They’re trading bombs and Grasso jumps guard on a last-second guillotine attempt. 10-9 Grasso.
Final result: Grasso def. Kowalkiewicz by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Calvin Kattar vs. Ricardo Lamas
Round 1: Lamas working his kicks early. Lands an unchecked leg kick. One minute in. No answers from Kattar yet. Lamas shoots behind a low kick, falls well short. Kattar looks for the body. Lamas lands a nice body kick, gets stuffed on a double-leg. Kattar checks a leg kick and lands a stiff jab. Combo attempt. Right hand to the body. Two minutes to go.
Body kick from Lamas. Kattar with an uppercut to the body. Right body shot. Lamas body kick. One minute to go. 3-2 on the fence floors Lamas hard and Kattar pounds him out.
Final result: Kattar def. Lamas by TKO (punches)
115 lbs.: Angela Hill vs. Yan Xiaonan
Round 1: Xiaonan looking for low kicks and heavy punches early. One minute in. Big right hand stings Hill, who comes back with a knee inside. Hard low kick by Xiaonan and a lead right. Stiff jabs. Two minutes in. Superman punch and knee from Hill, who spins Xiaonan to the ground and sets up in guard. Xiaonan looks for rubber guard, then makes space and stands.
Hill lands a right hand, gets taken down in return. Hill trying to bring her guard up high. One minute to go. Xiaonan looking for ground-and-pound. Hill gets her guard high enough and wraps up a triangle; it’s extremely tight, but she runs out of time. 10-9 Hill.
Round 2: Xiaonan knocks Hill over with a side kick and opens up with punches. Some good close-range exchanges before they return to the center. Punching combo, head kick attempt by Xiaonan. Hill eats a body shot, lands a counter right. One minute in. Another good right cross by Xiaonan. Short left hook. Low-high 2-3. Hill eats a low kick, lands a jab and overhand right. Two minutes in. Xiaonan outworking her so far, lands a left hook. Side kick to the head by Xiaonan, who stops a takedown but takes a right hand. Hill body kick, Xiaonan combo. Two minutes to go.
Another Hill body kick near the fence. Xiaonan lands a jab as Hill opens up with kicks. One minute to go. Hill with a right cross, takes one in return. Hill jumps in with a body kick and gets taken down for it, but pops up and puts her on the fence. Hill tries to spin and gets clipped. 10-9 Xiaonan.
Round 3: Xiaonan tossing out kicks. Low kicks and jabs. She catches a body kick, lands a left hand. One minute in. Hill counters a low kick and they trade punches. Hill left hook. Some fun exchanges. Hill with a right cross, takes some jabs. Two minutes in. Xiaonan side kick. Counter uppercut. Hill jab and low kick. Xiaonan oblique kick but Hill blasts her with a right cross inside. Xiaonan walks into a jab. Another looping right by Hill. Two minutes to go.
Xiaonan lands an uppercut in the clinch. Trading kicks. Overhand right lands for Hill. One minute to go. Jab exchange. Hill lands an elbow. Hill on the advance as they trade; she’s getting the better of it. Another overhand by Hill. Fun fight. 10-9 Hill.
Final result: Xiaonan def. Hill by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Bevon Lewis vs. Darren Stewart
Round 1: Stewart opens with a pair of nasty leg kicks. Lewis ties up, gets pressed against the cage. Stewart looking strong in the clinch. Landing knees. One minute in. Lewis reverses, lands a knee of his own. Stewart reverses in turn. More jockeying for position. Two minutes in. Both land nice knees as they pirouette. They separate. Stewart lands a right, gets hauled back to the cage. Trading more knees, but a hard right hand by Stewart appears to sting Lewis with two minutes to go.
Lewis retreats, shoots and takes him back to the fence. They separate before long. Knee from Lewis. One minute to go. Hard low kick by Stewart. Another. Lewis hurts Stewart with a right cross right at the bell that seems to discombobulate “The Dentist” for a bit. 10-9 Stewart.
Round 2: Stewart goes back to the leg kicks as he presses forward. Tries to spin a minute in. Another leg kick, Lewis switches stance in response. They swing and Lewis grabs a rear waist lock, but Stewart breaks the grip and lands an elbow before separating. Two minutes in. Lewis lands a hard overhand right and a knee behind it. Things slow down a bit. Two minutes to go.
Right cross by Lewis. Low kick. One minute to go. Stewart lands another low kick. Stewart steps in, takes some counters. 10-9 Stewart.
Round 3: They start the round trading in the center. Lewis changes levels, denied with an underhook. They separate after little action. Two minutes in. Lewis tries a head kick. Sewart on the advance. Leg kick from Stewart. Two minutes to go.
Lewis gets the rear waist lock. Looks for the double-leg, denied by an underhook again. Jockeying for position. One minute to go. Lewis still grinding. Man, I don’t even know. That round was terrible. 10-9 Lewis?
Final result: Stewart def. Lewis by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Eddie Wineland vs. Grigory Popov
Round 1: Wineland marching forward. Popov firing kicks as he circles. Wineland to the body. Falls short with the right hand. Right hand downstairs met by a teep. Counter right, then another from Wineland. One minute in. Again; Popov’s throwing naked kicks and getting punished. Wineland left hand on the fence. Popov leg kick. Inside this time. Again. Two minutes in. Popov finding success with low and body kicks. Wineland counter right, knee from Popov. Two minutes to go.
Flicker jabs from Popov. Wineland with a right downstairs. Popov with a knee downstairs, eats a 1-2. One minute to go. Popov lands a body kick and gets stunned by a counter right. Another. 3-2-2 and Wineland opens up on the fence. 10-9 Wineland.
Round 2: They start trading right away and Popov hurts Wineland with a counter right hand. More exchanges. Popov landing kicks downstairs. Wineland shoots, stuffed. Popov leg kick. One minute in. Counter jab. Body kicks. Wineland now struggling to land his punches. Leg kicks by Wineland two minutes in. Wineland lands a hard combo and body shot. Popov body kick once again. Counter combo again by Wineland. Two minutes to go.
Wineland’s catching some of the body kicks but not using them. Three consecutive low kicks by Popov. Reactive takedown by Wineland, can’t keep him there but lands a combo. Popov catches a body kick and looks for his own takedown. More body and leg kicks. One minute to go. Wineland suddenly blasts Popoev with about five consecutive right crosses to drop him. He looks for a power guillotine, loses it, marches after Popov hurling heat. Another huge right and Popov falls to his knees.
Final result: Wineland def. Popov by TKO (punches)
125 lbs.: Katlyn Chookagian vs. Joanne Calderwood
Round 1: Both open with kicks. Leg kicks land for Calderwood. Glancing head kick by Chookagian. Calderwood’s the busier of the two so far, still attacking the lead leg. One minute in. Chookagian lands a body kick and 1-2. Overhand by Calderwood in return. Calderwood still punishing the lead leg. Chookagian looking for 1-2s in return. Two minutes in. Glancing head kick from the Scot, avoids one in return. Lead right lands, Chookagian pops her with a jab and low kicks. Calderwood body kick. Two minutes to go.
Chookagian looks for a Superman punch. Calderwood body kick on the break. Both fire leg kicks. Calderwood’s just chewing up that leg. She stuffs a takedown, eats an uppercut, lands another leg kick. One minute to go. Lead right by Calderwood, another inside low kick. She’s landed two dozen plus at this point. Chookagian tries a knee, lands a 1-2 and avoids a spin. 10-9 Calderwood.
Round 2: Back to trading leg kicks. Right hand lands for Chookagian, but Calderwood catches a kick and takes her down. Knee and elbow land for Calderwood as Chookagian works her way up on the fence. More knees. One minute in. They separate. 2-1 lands for Chookagian, who eats a leg kick. Good 1-2s. Calderwood with a clinch knee. Chookagian 1-2 in return. Calderwood overhand. She tries to spin two minutes in. Another clean 1-2 from Chookagian. Lead right. Calderwood body kick, Chookagian 1-2. Glancing front kick to the face that Calderwood can’t quite catch. Two minutes to go.
Calderwood shoots, lands knees in the clinch. She catches another kick for a takedown, sets up in guard. One minute to go. Chookagian goes for an armbar before the bell, nothing doing. 10-9 Chookagian.
Round 3: Body kick from Calderwood, more jabs and crosses by Chookagian. Teep and 1-2 from Chookagian. Calderwood low kicks met by a body kick. One minute in. Calderwood 1-2, eats a leg kick. More leg kicks from JoJo met by a right cross. Chookagian’s getting the better of the boxing but this is a close round so far. Another 1-2, Calderwood answers with an overhand right. Two minutes in. Chookagian tries a teep to the body and once again Calderwood catches it and kicks the other leg out for a takedown. She lets Chookagian up and Chookagian thanks her with a hard right cross. Two minutes to go.
Leg kick exchange. Chookagian still outworking her, lands another 1-2 and eats leg kicks. Trading in the center. One minute to go. Chookagian 1-2, leg kick exchange. Some jawing from both women. Left hook from Calderwood, Chookagian comes back with a combo. 10-9 Chookagian.
Final result: Chookagian def. Calderwood by unanimous decision