Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing mixed martial arts (MMA) fans its latest and greatest pay-per-view (PPV) event, UFC 240, TONIGHT (Sat., July 27, 2019) inside Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. UFC 240, which requires a subscription to ESPN+ to purchase, will be headlined by the five-round featherweight title fight pitting reigning division kingpin, Max Holloway, opposite former lightweight titleholder, Frankie Edgar, who once again tries to capture gold in the twilight of his combat sports career. In the UFC 240 co-headliner, former women’s featherweight champion, Cristiane Justino, looks to rebound from her knockout loss to Amanda Nunes by squashing division up-and-comer, Felicia Spencer, in what marks the final fight on “Cyborg’s” current UFC contract. All that and so much more!
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 240 fight card below, starting with the UFC Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Holloway vs. Edgar.” Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 240 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 240 LIVE RESULTS:
145 lbs.: UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar — Holloway def. Edgar by unanimous decision (50-45 x2, 48-47) — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!
145 lbs.: Cris Cyborg vs. Felicia Spencer — Cyborg def. Spencer by unanimous decision (30-27 x3) — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!
170 lbs.: Geoff Neal vs. Niko Price — Neal def. Price by TKO (punches) at 2:39 of Round Two
155 lbs.: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Arman Tsarukyan — Tsarukyan def. Aubin-Mercier by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
185 lbs.: Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Krzysztof Jotko — Jotko def. Barriault by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
125 lbs.: Viviane Araujo vs. Alexis Davis — Araujo def. Davis by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
145 lbs.: Hakeem Dawodu vs. Yoshinori Horie — Dawodu def. Horie by TKO (knee and head kick) at 4:09 of Round Three
145 lbs.: Seungwoo Choi vs. Gavin Tucker — Tucker def. Choi by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:17 of Round Three — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!
125 lbs.: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alexandre Pantoja — Figueiredo def. Pantoja by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
125 lbs.: Sarah Frota vs. Gillian Robertson — Robertson def. Frota by TKO (elbows) at 4:13 of Round Two — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!
170 lbs.: Erik Koch vs. Kyle Stewart — Koch def. Stewart by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x3)
265 lbs.: Tanner Boser vs. Giacomo Lemos
UFC 240 PLAY-BY-PLAY UPDATES:
145 lbs.: UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar
Round 1: Edgar looking for combinations early. Holloway left hook, Edgar combo and leg kick. One minute in. Holloway double jab. Hard uppercut lands for Holloway as Edgar looks for a single-leg. Denied. Two minutes in. Low kick from Edgar. Holloway falls short with punches. Edgar tries a flurry inside. Good right hand from Edgar as he goes low-high. Two minutes to go.
Holloway lands a right cross. Left hook downstairs. They trade in the center. Edgar pressures, lands a leg kick. Counter right. One minute to go. Nice counter uppercut by Holloway. Edgar jab and leg kick. Both try head kicks. Holloway double jab. 10-9 Edgar.
Round 2: Holloway jab, Edgar low kick. Holloway goes low-high. Nice body shot from the champ, right hand as they trade. Edgar left hook inside. He lands a leg kick, eats jabs. One minute in. Holloway denies a level change and lands a right hand. Body jab. Edgar shoots, denied by the fence. They trade. 3-2 from Holloway. Lead left hook. Two minutes in. Right hand downstairs. Edgar 1-2. Holloway with another lead left hook. Overhand right comes back at him. Two minutes to go.
Holloway uppercut. Good combination. Edgar shoots, stuffed, lands rights inside. Holloway denies a takedown and lands a hard right hand. Short right by Edgar on the counter. More jabs in return. One minute to go. Holloway jabs the body, then to the head after taking a leg kick. He stuffs another takedown. Combination by Holloway. Spinning back kick connects. 10-9 Holloway.
Round 3: Edgar looks for an early single-leg, denied. Leg kick and right cross land for him. Body kick connects. Holloway with a series of jabs. One minute in. Edgar with a 1-2 downstairs answered in kind. Holloway left hook, Edgar right hands. Fake takedown attempt by the champ. Holloway stuffs a takedown and knees the body. Edgar tries to spin. They exchange in center cage. Two minutes to go.
Neither landing clean with their combos. Holloway to the body, jabs upstairs. He stuffs another takedown and takes a glancing right. Good shots by Holloway after stuffing another. Edgar lands a jab. Body kick form Holloway, hard uppercut . Another one and Holloway’s on the attack. Edgar ties up with a minute to go, manages to take him down on the fence. Holloway makes it up and lands a knee before the bell. 10-9 Holloway.
Round 4: Edgar looks for a single-leg, eats a right hand on the break. Sharp right cross lands for him. One minute in. Body kick from Edgar. Right cross. Superman punch. Holloway firing his jab to good effect, takes a leg kick. Right cross connects. Edgar shoots, denied. Another attempt, stuffed again two minutes in. Combination lands for Holloway. 1-1-2. Left hook lands for Edgar. Holloway lands one of his own behind an uppercut. Edgar body kicks. Two minutes to go.
Holloway head kick goes just high. Combination by Edgar. Holloway with a series of jabs and a right cross. 2-1 from Edgar. One minute to go. Edgar leg kick, Holloway right cross. Heavy shots from Holloway inside and he may have stung Edgar again. Edgar shoots, stuffed. He looks for a knee tap, stuffed, lands to the body. Holloway lands a spinning back kick. 10-9 Holloway.
Round 5: Edgar tries a head kick, keeps firing leg strikes. Right cross from Holloway as he takes a leg kick. Jab connects for the champ. Edgar gets in on a single-leg, denied. One minute in. 2-3 lands for Holloway, Edgar fires a combo in return. More jabs by the champion. Right cross behind them. Edgar 1-2. They trade in the center two minutes in. High-low 1-2 by Holloway met by an overhand and leg kick. More jabs by Holloway, uppercut behind them. Edgar looks for a single-leg, Holloway sprawls and briefly considers a front choke. 1-2 from Edgar with two minutes to go.
Good trade in the center. Edgar just can’t deal with the jab. Hard right hand from Holloway. 1-2-1. Edgar to the body with a minute to go. They trade rights. Edgar tries to spin, lands a left hook inside. Another. Overhand right. Holloway tries to spin and Edgar tries to take the back. Can’t. Holloway comes after him. 10-9 Holloway.
Final result: Holloway def. Edgar by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Cris Cyborg vs. Felicia Spencer
Round 1: Right hand lands for Spencer, Cyborg tries to flurry in response. Cyborg stuffs a takedown and lands a right hand. Hard counters. Cyborg swinging big, but cut from an elbow. Spencer puts her on the fence. One minute in. Trading knee inside. Jockeying for position. Cyborg separates and blasts her with punches. Two minutes in. Leg kick lands for her. Again. To the inside this time. Right hand lands for her, combination on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Spencer enters with an elbow. Cyborg stuffs a takedown, lands a left hook. Lead elbow by Spencer, Cyborg responds with another flurry. They trade knees inside and Spencer puts her on the fence. One minute to go. Spencer trying a single-leg, eats another knee. Trading knees. 10-9 Cyborg.
Round 2: Spencer catches a head kick and takes her to the fence. Cyborg denies the takedown, gets put on the fence again. One minute in. Spencer trying some elbows as she looks for a takedown. Cyborg briefly reverses. Spencer pulls guard, eats some nasty punches. Some more big right hands. Spencer brings her legs up, gives up north-south. Cyborg with a knee to the body. Spencer looking for an omoplata, too low on the arm. Cyborg lets her up with two minutes to go.
Left hand by Cyborg. Spencer combination. Right hand after getting a kick caught. Low kick by Cyborg. One minute to go. Spencer lands a left hand. Leg kick and right hand from Cyborg, then a stiff jab. Low kick and knee land. Spencer comes back with a jab after a failed takedown. Superman punch lands for Cyborg, who avoids a wheel kick. 10-9 Cyborg.
Round 3: Leg kick from Cyborg, left hand in the clinch. Low kick lands. Again. 1-3, another stiff jab. One minute in. Spencer rushes in, eats hard knees a minute in. Cyborg lands to the body, leg kick afterwards. She’s cruising this round so far. As I say that, Spencer lands a head kick that Cyborg shrugs off. Spencer shoots, denied, eats knees. She puts Cyborg on the fence two minutes in. Cyborg reverses, more knees, then an elbow that hurts Spencer. Cyborg looks for the finish, can’t get it and ties up. Hard knee to the body. Two minutes to go.
Cyborg separates and fires jabs. Spencer lands one of her own. Leg kick from Cyborg, combination upstairs. Low kick, 1-2. One minute to go. Spencer tries an elbow, eats an overhand right. Low-high combo, body shots from Cyborg. Hard rights upstairs and a body kick. More combinations. Leg kick, overhand right. She’s marching after Spencer, can’t finish. 10-9 Cyborg.
Final result: Cyborg def. Spencer by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Geoff Neal vs. Niko Price
Round 1: Neal misses with a 1-2. Price Superman punch blocked a minute in. Nice left hand by Neal in the clinch and he slams Price to the mat. They scramble and Price looks for a single-leg in return. Neal gets a body lock on the fence. They separate two minutes in. 1-2-2 from Neal. Price tries a combo, nearly lands a knee inside. Nasty counter left by Neal and he looks for a takedown. Two minutes to go.
Price defending against the fence. They exchange inside. Price dings him with a head kick, then clobbers Neal with a huge right hand that sends him to the mat. Price follows him down into guard. Neal kicks him off and stands after eating a right hand. Neal hits a takedown before the bell and looks for the back. Full mount. 10-9 Neal?
Round 2: On second viewing, it was a headbutt that dropped Neal. He definitely deserved the round, then.
Neal answers a low kick with a straight left and they start brawling. Price swinging like mad and he’s hurt Neal. He tries to pull guard on a guillotine, but Neal takes half guard. Now side control. One minute in. Price avoids a back take, regains guard. Neal postures up for some heavy ground-and-pound. Two minutes in. Big elbows. HUGE left hands and the ref doesn’t like the Price’s reaction, stepping in for the finish.
Final result: Neal def. Price by TKO (punch)
155 lbs.: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Arman Tsarukyan
Round 1: Low kick from Aubin-Mercier. Tsarukyan fires punches and shoots in. Aubin-Mercier defends. He fires a head kick, caught, scoots to the fence with Tsarukyan attached a minute in. Tsarukyan tries a single-leg, returns to the clinch. They separate. Right hand lands for Aubin-Mercier. He blocks a head kick. Well-timed knee. He fires a low kick, caught and Tsarukyan looks for the back. One hook in. Two minutes to go.
Short lefts by Tsarukyan. Aubin-Mercier stands, dragged down, pops up. Tsarukyan staying attached like a limpet. One minute to go. Short knees from Tsarukyan, keeping Aubin-Mercier on one knee. Elbows from Tsarukyan as they separate. 10-9 Tsarukyan.
Round 2: Both men looking to kick early. Straight left lands for Aubin-Mercier. Body kick from Tsarukyan and he looks for a single-leg. Aubin-Mercier limp-legs out and puts him on the fence. One minute in. Aubin-Mercier lands a trip, can’t completely secure it. They separate. Tsarukyan tries a spinning back kick, eats a a pair of body kicks. Knee downstairs. Tsarukyan ducks into a knee, gets sprawled on. He latches onto a leg, can’t keep it. Two minutes in. Low kick from Tsarukyan. He shoots, looks for a single-leg. Two minutes to go.
Tsarukyan puts him on the fence. They separate. Aubin-Mercier lands a knee, eats a counter. Low kick from Aubin-Mercier. Tsarukyan tries to spin. One minute to go. Tsarukyan uppercut. 2-3 from Aubin-Mercier. Tsarukyan lands a body kick. 10-9 Aubin-Mercier.
Round 3: Tsarukyan throws some early heat, shoots in but can’t keep a grip. BTrading left hands. Tsarukyan briefly ties up. Body kick lands for him. Aubin-Mercier tries a knee and puts him on the fence. Knees from Tsarukyan a minute in. Aubin-Mercier tries an outside trip and Tsarukyan counters it into guard. Two minutes in. Tsarukyan stands over him, misses with a left hand. Elbows connect, Aubin-Mercier answers in kind. Occasional GnP. Two minutes to go.
Aubin-Mercier brings his legs up, denied. He briefly tries an arm triangle from the bottom, then a straight armlock. Short elbows from Tsarukyan with a minute to go. More elbows. 10-9 Tsarukyan.
Final result: Tsarukyan def. Aubin-Mercier by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Round 1: Low kicks from Barriault to start. Jotko tries a body kick. He gets a body lock on the way in and takes Barriault to the fence. Trading knees inside a minute in. Barriault reverses. Jotko reverses in turn, lands knees downstairs. They separate two minutes in. Barriault right hand bounces off the guard, low kick lands. Double uppercut from Jotko. Barriault steps in, doesn’t connect. Two minutes to go.
Jotko with a pair of hooks after taking a body shot. Counter elbow lands. Barriault lands an overhand right and a level elbow in the clinch. Trading knees inside. Jotko reverses with a minute to go and looks for a high-crotch takedown. He gets it, can’t establish and looks for a knee on the way up. Barriault with a takedown of his own, nearly spikes Jotko and gives up top position. He gets back up. 10-9 Jotko.
Round 2: Barriault on the advance, lands a right cross. He steps into the clinch against the fence. Uppercut on the break just misses. One minute in. Low kick from Jotko, straight left behind it. Barriault steps back into the clinch on the fence, lands a knee to the body. Jotko reverses and separates two minutes in. Jotko shoots. No dice, separates with an uppercut with two minutes to go.
Right hand from Barriault. Jotko fires another uppercut, tries knees in the clinch. Jotko presses him against the fence, Barriault reverses, Jotko reverses in turn. They separate with about 25 seconds to go. Jotko tries a head kick and counters a takedown into mount at the bell. 10-9 Jotko?
Round 3: Jotko looks for an early knee tap, puts Barriault on the fence. Short knees from the Pole. Ref wants more action, Jotko tries to oblige with a takedown but gets stuffed. They separate a minute in. Barriault marches after him, lands an elbow, eats a knee. He tries an uppercut on the break. Jotko tries an uppercut and knee, both miss. Good elbow and uppercut by Barriault against the cage two minutes in. Body kick from Jotko, reactive takedown attempt. Barriault with an elbow on the break. Two minutes to go.
Barriault marching after him, gets clinched but lands an elbow. He shoves Jotko away. Neither lands on the next engagement. Barriault with a jab. He land a leg kick and ties up, lands elbows with a minute to go. Right hand lands for him, Jotko tries to react with a knee. Low kick lands for him. Good double-leg with 20 seconds to go. Jotko on top in guard, can’t generate much before the bell. 10-9 Barriault.
Final result: Jotko def. Barriault by split decision
125 lbs.: Viviane Araujo vs. Alexis Davis
Round 1: Araujo moving well early, peppering Davis with head shots. DAvis looks for a takedown, connects with a right on the break. Low kick by Davis, 2-1 by Araujo. Araujo combos, Davis counter right. One minute in. Araujo outlanding her, going in-and-out, but Davis is doing well with her counters. Left hook from Araujo as she takes a leg kick. 1-2 by Araujo, counter right again comes back. Davis lands a body kick, eats a right hand. Araujo gets Davis down, elects to stand over her and kick at her legs. She lets her up. BIG right hand by Araujo. She has a clear power edge here. Two minutes to go.
Right hand exchange. Araujo to the body, eats one upstairs. Davis body kicks, Araujo jab. Superman punch connects for the Brazilian. Jab, right hand, right hook with a minute to go. Davis body kick caught, leg kick lands. Davis clinches, eats a right on the break. Counter left from Araujo, body kick by Davis. Araujo leg kick, jumping knee attempt. 10-9 Araujo.
Round 2: Back to the in-and-out work for Araujo. Heavy right hook, stuff jab. Davis shoots, denied. 1-2 from Araujo. Back to the usual. Davis still doing well, Outside reap takedown from Arauajo. Davis uses a leglock sweep to get on top in guard. Short elbows. Two minutes to go.
Davis staying busy with punches to the head and body. Good elbows with a minute to go. More elbows. Araujo just holding her close at the moment, briefly threatens a guillotine and tries to spin for something. No dice. Hard elbows continue. 10-9 Davis.
Round 3: Araujo circling again, trading punches. Superman punch and stiff jabs by Araujo. Heavy right hands landing. 1-2 connects, left hook, more big blows. Another right cross a minute in. Davis shoots, stuffed. Body kick and spinning back fist land for her. Viviane with some more hard right hands and Davis’ left eye is not in great shape. Two minutes in. Leg kick from Davis. 1-2. Stiff jab by Araujo in return. She counters a body kick with a right hand. Davis shoots, stuffed, pulls guard. Araujo stands and kicks at her legs. Two minutes to go.
Ref waves Davis up. Body kick from Davis, jab from Araujo in return. 1-2-2 from Araujo, Davis leg kicks. One minute to go. Davis ties up after avoiding a right hand. Short knees from Davis. 10-9 Araujo.
Final result: Araujo def. Davis by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Hakeem Dawodu vs. Yoshinori Horie
Round 1: Lots of feinting from Horie, 1-2-3 falls short. Dawodu with a front kick downstairs. Inside low kick. Horie answers to the outside. One minute in. Another leg kick from Dawodu. Horie can’t find a home for his right hand yet. Spinning back kick attempt by Dawodu. They trade, right hand lands for Horie. Then another to counter a leg kick that puts Dawodu on his butt. He lets him up two minutes in. Hard right hand from Horie. Left hook lands for Dawodu. Two minutes to go.
Horie hops in with a left, lands a body shot and takes a right upstairs. Horie knocks Dawodu off-balance with a blocked left hook. Leg kick. Horie takes him down off a low kick, eats a left hand on the way up a minute in. Horie right hand misses. Counter flurry from Dawodu before the bell. 10-9 Horie.
Round 2: Brief clinch off a Horie 1-2. Low and body kick by Dawodu. Horie continuing to circle. 1-2 lands for him. One minute in. Both whiff on right hands. Counter right by Dawodu as Horie looks for the body. Trading kicks. Two minutes in. Counter body shots from Dawodu, nice clinch blows. Jab and overhand by Horie, eats a knee in return. Long right hand by Horie. Leg kick lands for Dawodu. Nice right hand exchange with two minutes to go.
Dawodu’s advance continues, sharp left hands. Nice counters. One minute to go. Counter right by Dawodu, knees to the body, elbow upstairs. Horie with a 1-2 downstairs. Clinch, knee from Dawodu. Front kick downstairs. Horie with a left hook downstairs, Dawodu answers in kind soon after. 10-9 Dawodu.
Round 3: Body kick from Dawodu, right cross by Horie. Right hand again from the Japanese fighter, body shot exchange. One minute in, combo by Dawodu. Good knees from Dawodu and a body kick behind them. 1-2-head kick attempt. 1-2-3 by Horie. Left hook lands for him. Dawodu looks for a head kick, hurts Horie with a knee to the body. Dawodru opens up on the fence, firing knees and elbows two minutes in. Horie circles away, tries a desperate right hand. BIG knee to the head by Dawodu on the fence. Chopping elbows, head kick. Pressing Horie against the fence. Hard elbows. Horie circles away with two minutes to go.
Horie lands a jab. They clinch, knee and elbow by Dawodu. More knees and elbows. Dawodu patiently blasting him. Huge knee to the body and a head kick drop Horie, who’s still conscious but has had enough.
Final result: Dawodu def. Horie by TKO (knee and head kick)
145 lbs.: Seungwoo Choi vs. Gavin Tucker
Round 1: Choi orthodox, Tucker southpaw. Low kicks from Tucker, Choi looking to counter with punches. Straight right lands for Choi. Nice single-leg by Tucker into guard. One minute in. Choi gives up his back trying to stand, manages to avoid the second hook coming in. Tucker uses double underhooks for another takedown. Knee from Tucker two minutes in. Choi struggling against the cage. Tucker constantly attacking his base. Choi avoids a body lock takedown and lands a knee. Two minutes to go.
Choi counters a takedown, can’t maintain the top but gets the front headlock. Tucker sits through and latches on again. Choi lands a couple shots on the break, puts Tucker on the fence. They separate. One minute to go. Hard right cross from Choi. Tucker moving well on the outside. 10-9 Tucker.
Round 2: Choi sends up high kicks, has punches come back his way. Choi still advancing. Tucker looks for a single-leg, can’t establish but looks for the back. Choi on a knee against the fence. One minute in. Left hands from Tucker. Choi makes it to his feet, lands an elbow on the break. Tucker with an overhand left. Low kick connects. Tucker avoids a spinning elbow and takes him down, looking for the back two minutes in. One hook in. Illegal knee from Tucker while Choi was on one knee. Tucker protests, but loses a point. They restart on the feet. They trade heat, good left by Tucker. Two minutes to go.
Both land to the body. Good exchanges. Leg kick from Tucker, slips on a head kick. One minute to go. Body kick connects. 3-2. He puts Choi on the fence. Choi tries an elbow on the break, doesn’t land. Attempted flurry before the bell. 9-9 with the point deduction.
Round 3: Choi starts strong, sending out punches and kicks. Overhand left by Tucker and he looks for a single-leg. Settles for putting him on the fence. Short elbow from Choi on the break a minute in. Marching forward, throwing hard punches. Tucker looks for a single-leg, can’t keep him down. Jockeying for position on the fence. Choi nearly gets a takedown, but Tucker snaps him down and gets a body lock. Two minutes in. Choi lands a solid takedown and looks for the back, can’t maintain it. Jockeying for position again. Tucker gets him down and puts in both hooks. Two minutes to go.
Tucker flattens him out, gets the RNC after a brief adjustment.
Final result: Tucker def. Choi by submission (rear naked choke)
125 lbs.: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alexandre Pantoja
Round 1: Figueiredo counters a low kick with a right hand. Denies a takedown. Two-piece to the body. Pantoja tries an elbow, lands a knee inside. One minute in. Figueiredo with a nice reactive takedown into guard. Pantoja with an active guard, eats a hammerfist after trying an omoplata and manages to get back to his feet. Body kick from Pantoja two minutes in. Figueiredo with a heavy counter right and a left hook behind it. Pantoja throwing back. Body kick lands for Figueiredo, counter jab and they trade in the center. Pantoja walking through it so far. Counter right lands for him. Two minutes to go.
Low kick from Pantoja, shoots and looks for the back. Figueiredo scrambles up, Pantoja still attached. Trying to drag Figueiredo down, can’t keep him there. Figueiredo turns and avoids a head kick on the break. One minute to go. Counter lands for him. Pantoja falls short on a shot, tries a head kick and eats a 1-2. Pantoja right hand to counter a flying knee. Both whiff on right hands. Combination by Pantoja before the bell. 10-9 Figueiredo.
Round 2: Body kick lands for Pantoja. Leg kick exchange, short elbow by Figueiredo. Pantoja shoots, stuffed. Pantoja counters a low kick with a right hand, can’t stay on top. One minute in. Lead elbow from Figueiredo, Pantoja answers with combos and avoids a wheel kick. Low kick lands, Figueiredo answers with a body shot. Two minutes in. Body kick from Figueiredo, stuffs a takedown and they slug it out. Pantoja gets the better of that one. Counter jab stings Pantoja. Low kick by Pantoja. Figueiredo grabs a rear waistlock off a reactive shot, tries an elbow on the break. Two minutes to go.
Pantoja hits a nice outside reap into guard. Figueiredo scrambles up, gets his leg free and separates. Pantoja looking aggressive. One minute to go. Elbows from Figueiredo and a check hook. Pantoja trading with him, gets the worst of it this time. Figueiredo floors him with a right hand and fires away from guard. 10-9 Figueiredo.
Round 3: Figueiredo tries a reactive shot, fires elbows in the clinch as Pantoja throws knees. They separate. Jabs from Figueiredo, then a huge counter right that cracks Pantoja. Pantoja firing back but eating nasty elbows. Overhand right by Pantoja, eats another elbow and fails a shot. Hard shots from Figueiredo, lets Pantoja up. Two minutes in. Figueiredo avoids a combo. Reactive body lock takedown into mount. Pantoja kicks his way to the feet, pursues with punches. Two minutes to go.
Elbows form Figueiredo, right hand by Pantoja. Figueiredo taunting Pantoja, eats a left hook and avoids a shot. Pantoja shoots again, tries a knee but misses with a minute to go. Figueiredo to the body with a left hook. Trading hard. Pantoja marching after him, can’t clinch up, lands a series of right hands to end the round. 10-9 Figueiredo.
Final result: Figueiredo def. Pantoja by unanimous decision
125 lbs.: Sarah Frota vs. Gillian Robertson
Round 1: Frota answers some kicks with a straight left. Robertson shoots, initially denied, keeps driving and completes a takedown against the fence. Frota with some hammerfists off of her back in guard. One minute in. Robertson maintaining shoulder pressure. Closed guard for Frota. Robertson nearly gets to half guard, but Frota inverts for a leg. More hammerfists, then a reverse triangle. Two minutes to go.
Frota loses it, tries to set it up again. Robertson gets an arm free and takes side control. Short elbows from Robertson open a cut above Frota’s left eye. One minute to go. Frota regains half guard, eats more elbows. She holds on until the bell. 10-9 Robertson.
Round 2: Frota stalking forward in a heavy stance. Robertson ducks a punch for a single-leg into half guard. A couple bits of ground-and-pound a minute in. Frota tries to use the cage, can’t do so but does set up a potential leglock. Hammerfists from the back by Frota. Robertson gets her leg out, sets up in guard. Robertson uses Frota’s rubber guard attempt to pass to side control. Frota regains half guard, looks for an arm triangle from her back. Robertson defends and passes to mount, dropping elbows. Brief armbar threat. Two minutes to go.
More short elbows. Staying patient with ground-and-pound. One minute to go. An elbow opens up a new cut and she pours it on until the ref steps in.
Final result: Robertson def. Frota by TKO (elbows)
170 lbs.: Erik Koch vs. Kyle Stewart
Round 1: Koch answers a low kick with a right hook, goes high and follows with a 1-2. Counter right hand from Stewart. Koch lands a right and puts Stewart on the fence. One minute in. Koch still keeping him on the fence. Stewart reverses and changes levels. Two minutes in. Koch reverses in turn, looks for a body lock takedown. They separate. Stewart throws 1-2, eats a body kick, looks for a double-leg. Two minutes to go.
Koch lands a right as they separate. Counter right from Stewart lands clean, leg kick behind it. Koch 1-2, eats a left hook. One minute to go. Stewart barrels in with a flurry, Koch gets underhooks and defends. They jockey for position. 10-9 Koch.
Round 2: Early combinations from Koch. Teep by Stewart, then a heavy right hand on the fence that Koch absorbs. Stewart ties up. Koch wraps up his neck, loses it a minute in and presses Stewart against the fence. Inside trip from Koch. Stewart gets back to his feet and they jockey for position again two minutes in. Outside trip this time from Koch, looks for the back. Stewart looks for a takedown and ends up on his back in side control. Two minutes to go.
Stewart avoids a back take and makes his way back to his feet with a minute to go. Koch can’t get another takedown. 10-9 Koch.
Round 3: Straight left and right hook land for Koch. Stewart lands a straight right and a knee as Koch ties up, then frames for another knee before separating. Koch straight left. Stewart stuffs another shot, gets put on the fence. Koch gets him to his seat. Stewart makes it back up just under two minutes in. Stuffs another shot, tries a head kick. He tries a double leg of his own and gets sprawled on. Koch looking for the back, can’t get it but has a rear waist lock. Inside trip gets Stewart down. Two minutes to go.
Koch in half guard, looking to set up an arm triangle. He passes to mount, lands an elbow after abandoning the choke. Back to half guard with a minute to go. Now mount again, briefly looks for the arm triangle again. Loses the RNC, lands a hard left hand. Full back control, heavy elbows. 10-9 Koch.
Final result: Koch def. Stewart by unanimous decision