Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make its debut in Montevideo, Uruguay, TONIGHT (Sat., Aug. 10, 2019), bringing with it a championship clash between 125-pound women’s queenpin, Valentina Shevchenko — who is out to avenge her first-ever mixed martial arts (MMA) loss — against fellow Flyweight bruiser, Liz Carmouche. “Bullet” and “Girl-Rilla” first locked horns at C3 Fights: “Red River Rivalry” way back in Sept. 2010, with Carmouche coming out on top via second-round doctor’s stoppage. Shevchenko has developed exponentially since that time, winning 10 of her next 12 fights with her only two losses coming at the hands of the best female fighter on the planet today, Amanda Nunes. Meanwhile, in UFC Fight Night 156’s co-main event from inside Antel Arena, fan-favorite Mike Perry will attempt to entertain South American fans when he collides with No. 15-ranked Brazilian finisher, Vicente Luque, who is currently riding an impressive five-fight win streak.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 156 card below, starting with the “Prelims” matches on ESPN+, which are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 8 p.m. ET (also on ESPN+).
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2.”
Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 156 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC ‘URUGUAY’ QUICK RESULTS:
UFC Women’s Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche — Shevchenko def. Carmouche by unanimous decision (50-45 x3)
Mike Perry vs. Vicente Luque — Luque def. Perry by spit decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
Humberto Bandenay vs. Luiz Eduardo Garagorri — Garagorri def. Bandenay by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Ilir Latifi vs. Volkan Oezdemir — Oezdemir def. Latifi by KO (punches) at 4:31 of Round Two
Oskar Piechota vs. Rodolfo Vieira — Vieira def. Piechota by submission (arm triangle choke) at 4:26 of Round Two
Enrique Barzola vs. Bobby Moffett — Barzola def. Moffett by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Gilbert Burns vs. Aleksei Kunchenko — Burns def. Kunchenko by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Cyril Gane vs. Raphael Pessoa — Gane def. Pessoa by submission (arm triangle choke) at 4:12 of Round One
Marina Rodriguez vs. Tecia Torres — Rodriguez def. Torres by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Rogerio Bontorin vs. Raulian Paiva — Bontorin def. Paiva by TKO (cut) at 2:56 of Round One
Geraldo de Freitas vs. Chris Gutierrez — Gutierrez def. de Freitas by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Alex da Silva vs. Rodrigo Vargas — da Silva def. Vargas by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Veronica Macedo vs. Polyana Viana — Macedo def. Viana by submission (armbar) at 1:09 of Round One
UFC ‘URUGUAY’ PLAY-BY-PLAY:
125 lbs.: UFC Women’s Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche
Round one: Shevchenko comes out southpaw, lands a counter right. Carmouche tries a high kick, counters come back her way. One minute in. Pretty tentative early. Shevchenko tries a wheel kick. Low kick from Carmouche. Shevchenko tries one in return. Two minutes in. Staying at range so far. 1-2 from Shevchenko. Carmouche comes back with a body kick. Two minutes to go.
Spinning back kick attempt from the champ. One minute to go. 1-2 lands. They’re just staying outside of each other’s range and popping in maybe once every 30 seconds. 10-9 Shevchenko.
Round two: Trading leg kicks to start. Straight left by the champ. Both just firing kicks. One minute in. Shevchenko stuffs the first takedown of the evening. Two minutes in. This is just sparring. More pit-pat on both sides. Two minutes to go.
1-2-leg kick from Shevchenko. One minute to go. Same combo again. Spinning back fist and boxing combo land for the champ. 10-9 Shevchenko.
Round three: This is mind-numbing. Shevchenko’s popping her with 1s, 2s, and low kicks and Carmouche is basically just taking it and offering nothing back. One minute in. Carmouche with a couple of leg kicks. Shevchenko 1-2. Leg kick. 1-2. Shevchenko scores a knockdown via left straight with two minutes to go.
She stands over Carmouche and kicks at her legs until the ref stands her up. They clinch up and Shevchenko hurls her to the mat with a body lock. One minute to go. Shevchenko on top in guard. 10-9 Shevchenko.
Round four: Carmouche going back to kicks. 1-2 from Shevchenko. Superman punch and combination. One minute in. Carmouche shoots, stuffed, pulls guard and looks for mission control. Two minutes in. Shevchenko tries to pass guard, can’t. Two minutes to go.
Ref stands them up. Carmouche steps in, eats a spinning back fist, shoots and sprawled on. One minute to go. Shevchenko takes half guard. 10-9 Shevchenko.
Round five: Trading kicks. One minute in. Right hand from the champ. Carmouche catches a kick, shoots, sprawled on. Shevchenko sets up in her guard. Two minutes in. Nothing happening. Two minutes to go.
Shevchenko in half guard. One minute to go. Some hammerfists from the champ. 10-9 Shevchenko.
Final result: Shevchenko def. Carmouche by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Mike Perry vs. Vicente Luque
Round one: Perry lands an early right cross that appears to bother Luque. Another through the guard. One minute in. Kicks from Perry, right hand downstairs. Counter right lands for Luque, then a leg kick. Counter left connects. Perry tries a pair of head kicks. Low kick lands. Two minutes in. Jab and leg kick from Luque. Overhand right comes back at him. Luque lands a counter left hook soon after. Perry slings another overhand, eats a leg kick. Low-high jabs by Perry. Jab lands. Luque with a right cross in return, lands a flying knee on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Luque leg kick, Perry jab, Luque jab. Perry tries to wade in with a three-piece, just avoids a knee. One minute to go. Leg kick from Luque. Teep by Perry. Another Luque leg kick. Perry wades in and unloads around the guard, but Luque comes back with a clinch knee. Perry whiffs on some overhands. 10-9 Perry.
Round two: Luque opens with more leg kicks. Both land right hands and Perry hauls him to the fence. Knees to the thigh. One minute in. He tries an elbow on the break. Luque looks for a head kick. Counter right stings Perry. Luque pressing forward, blasts him with a left hook. Two minutes in. Perry with a left in return. Trading jabs. Lead right by Luque, another leg kick. Perry lands a right to the body, eats a pair of left hooks soon after. 1-1-3 by Perry, Luque leg kick. Perry with a straight right and uppercut, starting to open up and looks for a flying knee. Two minutes to go.
Perry straight right and jab after eating a leg kick. Two right hands sting Perry, who comes back with a body shot. Perry lands a left hook after eating a leg kick. Luque with a front kick and jab. Perry leg kick, lead right. Luque with an uppercut and they trade counter lefts. Another Luque leg kick with a minute to go. Again. Trading jabs, then trading counter rights. Counter left by Luque. Close. 10-9 Luque.
Round three: Luque goes back to the leg kicks. Perry with a body jab. Luque leg kick. Perry with a knee downstairs, tries a body kick. Luque leg kick. One minute in. More low kicks. Perry pops him with a jab. Body kick from Luque, inside low kicks. Luque pressing forward, eats a left hand. Perry shoots, can’t get it, puts him on the fence. Knees from Perry. Two minutes to go.
Ref separates them. Low kick from Luque. He lands a jumping knee and looks for a guillotine. Perry gives a thumbs-up but Luque is just juicing those cuts. One minute to go. Perry punching him in the body. Perry pops his head free. He opens up with some punches. 10-9 Luque.
Final result: Luque def. Perry by split decision
145 lbs.: Humberto Bandenay vs. Luiz Eduardo Garagorri
Round one: Garagorri switching stance, fires a head kick. Leg kick lands. One minute in. Bandenay shoots under a straight left, drags him to the mat. Garagorri trying to use the fence to stand, fires some questionable elbows. He makes it up. They move to center cage in the clinch and it’s Garagorri hitting the takedown into guard two minutes in. Half guard now. He lands an elbow, then stands over Bandenay and kicks at his leg before offering to help him up. Garagorri low kick, spinning back kick attempt. Hard low-high two-piece hurts Bandenay, who hits a takedown in response. Two minutes to go.
Garagorri stands and Bandenay tries to jump guard for something. No dice. They separate. Low kick from Garagorri. He shoots. One minute to go. Garagorri swings big on the break. Head kick attempt. Bandenay punches his way into the clinch. Looks for a takedown, can’t get it. 10-9 Garagorri.
Round two: Garagorri sending out kicks. Sweeping left falls short. Leg kick connects. Jab upstairs a minute in. Bandenay suddenly stings him with a right hand and they slug it out for a moment. Body kick from Garagorri. Bandenay answers in kind. Two-piece lands. Garagorri goes low-high. Two minutes in. Bandenay landing some shots this round. Garagorri rips the body and hauls him to the fence. Ref separates them. Combination from Bandenay. Garagorri lands a knee to the body with two minutes to go.
Garagorri tries to spin. Left hand on the fence. They exchange in the center. Low-high again from Garagorri and he ties up. One minute to go. Bandenay reverses with underhooks. Garagorri reverses in kind, lands on the break and opens up. Both men sling heat. Bandenay hits a blast double at the bell. 10-9 Garagorri in a closer round.
Round three: 1-2 from Garagorri to start. Bandenay steps in with a combo and they trade. He hits a trip a minute in. Garagorri makes his way up, throws a flurry and gets clinched. Ref separates them two minutes in. Counter lefts by Bandenay, looping right hook. Garagorri body kick and Bandenay takes him to the fence. Two minutes to go.
They separate. Bandenay tries to flurry. Garagorri looking to answer. He tries to spin. They trade in the center. Garagorri combination and he stuffs a takedown before cracking Bandenay with a left hook. Tries to spin again. Garagorri stuffs a takedown, lands an uppercut, and they slug. 10-9 Garagorri.
Final result: Garagorri def. Bandenay by unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Ilir Latifi vs. Volkan Oezdemir
Round one: Low kick from Oezdemir to start. Short right hand by Latifi as they separate. Oezdemir right hand. Left hook and a knee soon afterwards. One minute in. Latifi catches a leg kick and slings Oezdemir to the mat. Oezdemir uses the fence to stand back up. Jab from Oezdemir after they separate, then another tight right from Latifi. Oezdemir tries a flying knee and Latifi puts him on the fence. Two minutes in. Elbows from Oezdemir. They separate. Oezdemir catches him coming in with another knee, gets pressed against the fence again. Shoulder strikes by Oezdemir before they separate. Two minutes to go.
Leg kick lands for Oezdemir. To the inside this time. Latifi slips, nearly eats a knee. One minute to go. Latifi with a southpaw two-piece, eats a counter. Oezdemir lands a leg kick and stuffs another takedown, opens up on the fence. 10-9 Oezdemir.
Round two: Oezdemir lands a lead right, forcing Latifi back. Jab downstairs and a leg kick. One minute in. Left hook to the head. Latifi tries to burst in with punches, falls short. Quick exchanges. Oezdemir body kick. Latifi lands a right cross inside. They trade near the fence. Two minutes in. Oezdemir still pressuring, they exchange. Hard knee drops Latifi and Oezdemir tries to follow up. Latifi stands, fires back. Knees from Oezdemir, elbow, right hands. Two minutes to go.
Oezdemir patiently stalking.Hard uppercut, elbows, knee to the body. Latifi out of steam, Oezdemir targeting the body. They trade lefts. Right hook by Latifi. One minute to go. Low kick buckles Latifi and Oezdemir opens up with combos. Counter right from Latifi, but he gets crushed by a pair of lefts that send him down face-first.
Final result: Oezdemir def. Latifi by KO (punches)
185 lbs.: Oskar Piechota vs. Rodolfo Vieira
Round one: Vieira lands an early jab. Another one a minute in. He catches a kick for a takedown, can’t secure it. Left hook lands for Piechota. Hard low-high hooks soon after. Vieira hits a double-leg against the fence, sets up in butterfly guard. Two minutes to go.
Piechota tries to kick him off, can’t do so. Back to guard. Vieira stands over him, lands a couple of punches. One minute to go, right hands from Vieira. More punches. Piechota fires an upkick, stands, cracks Vieira with Browne elbows. 10-9 Vieira.
Round two: Piechota goes low-high. Jab from Vieira, who shoots under a head kick and gets sprawled on. One minute in. Vieira hits a reactive takedown into half guard. Staying heavy, tries to pass to mount but Piechota sweeps to his feet. Two minutes in. Vieira shoots again, puts him on the fence. Knees to the thigh. He runs the pipe for the takedown.
Solid punches from Vieira. Half guard with a minute to go. Looking for mount, gets it and wraps up an arm triangle. He’s got it and there’s the tap.
Final result: Vieira def. Piechota by submission (arm triangle choke)
145 lbs.: Enrique Barzola vs. Bobby Moffett
Round one: Barzola fires a body kick, eats a low kick. Moffett tries a head kick, connects with a leg kick after taking a jab. Superman punch from Barzola a minute in. Moffett lands a right hand, Barzola pursues with jabs. Two minutes in. Cross counters from Moffett. Uppercut and left hook. Barzola comes back with a straight right and body kick. Good back-and-forth exchanges. Left hook from Barzola, head kick from Moffett blocked. Moffett’s targeting that left high kick all day. Two minutes to go.
Moffett outworking him on the feet but Barzola still game. Combination from Barzola, right hand from Moffett. Barzola leg kick. One minute to go. Moffett body kick as he retreats. Brief clinch attempt, more kicks. They trade near the fence. Barzola hits a double leg before the bell and they trade on the way up. 10-9 Moffett.
Round two: Barzola lands a 1-2 to the body. More combinations and he shoots, muscling Moffett to his knees. Moffett pops back up. 1-2 from Barzola; he’s busier this round. One minute in. Barzola threatens a single-leg. Moffett transitions to a rear waist lock, then a double-leg. Barzola defends on the fence. 2-3 from Barzola, starting to land and he denies a takedown. Moffett pressures him back with punches. Left hook lands. Uppercuts from Barzola. When he’s leading he’s doing well. Left hook connects in the center. More punches landing. 3-2 lands, Moffett comes back with a jab. Moffett grabs a body lock, can’t complete the takedown. Two minutes to go.
Moffett looks for the body. Trading jabs. Low kick lands, then a low blow. Barzola lands a left hook when they resume, then a leg kick. Spinning back kick attempt, Moffett lands a right hand in return. One minute to go. Low kick from Moffett, body shot from Barzola. Barzola backs him to the fence, lands a head kick that Moffett shrugs off. Moffett forces him back, cracks him with a combination and now it’s Barzola waving him on. They slug it out until Barzola hits a double-leg, can’t establish. 10-9 Barzola.
Round three: Back and forth in the early going. Leg kicks from Moffett. Body kick lands as well. One minute in. Superman punch and a big uppercut by Barzola on the fence. He shoots in behind a 2-3, but Moffett hits the switch and puts him against the cage. They separate. Jab from Moffett. Barzola to the body. Two minutes in. Combination lands for Barzola in the center. Spinning elbow connects. Low kick from Moffett. Barzola backs him to the fence, tries a combo. Moffett lands up top and eats a right downstairs. Moffett uppercut. Two minutes to go.
Barzola marching forward, walks into a pair of hard rights. Moffett with a stiff jab. Barzola rips the body, eats an overhand right. One minute to go. Counter 2-1 from Moffett. Jab by Barzola. He backs Moffett up, tries to open up. Hard counter right from Barzola and he shoots in, dumping Moffett for a moment. 10-9 Moffett but I wouldn’t argue either way.
Final result: Barzola def. Moffett by split decision
170 lbs.: Gilbert Burns vs. Aleksei Kunchenko
Round one: Kunchenko opens with a leg kick, eats one in return. Burns looks for a 1-1-2. Kunchenko leg kick. He threatens to spin. One minute in. Burns lands a 1-2 downstairs and a leg kick. Body kick soon after. 1-2 connects. Leg kicks from Kunchenko. Burns lands two hard ones of his own and shoots. He completes the takedown into guard two minutes in. Burns staying heavy, hops to side control with two minutes to go.
Burns keeping him against the fence, back to half guard. 10-9 Burns.
Round two: Back to trading low kicks, Burns fires a knee. 2-3 from Burns. He shoots behind an overhand right, denied by a foot sweep. Kunchenko goes low-high with punches. One minute in. Leg kick lands for him. Burns leg kicks. Kunchenko lands one in return. Two minutes in. Burns tries a knee, Kunchenko tries a combination. Body shot from Kunchenko and they trade on the fence. Kunchenko body kick. Burns answers a body kick with a leg kick that bothers Kunchenko. Two minutes to go.
Burns hits a double-leg into butterfly guard. One minute to go. Ground-and-pound from Burns. Kunchenko tries to stand, avoids a back take and armbar. 10-9 Burns.
Round three: Burns firing kicks to start. Body kick from Kunchenko, combination misses. Burns working behind his jab. They trade leg kicks. Burns shoots, pulls deep half guard, converts it to another shot. One minute in. Kunchenko avoids it and separates. Leg kicks from Kunchenko. Punching combinations. Another leg kick and Burns pulls guard. Two minutes in. Kunchenko kicks at his legs for a little bit. Burns tries a knee. Kunchenko tries a head kick and gets taken down for it. Burns looking for the back. Two minutes to go.
Kunchenko gets to his feet, tries some Browne elbows. Ref separates them after Burns grabs the glove. Kunchenko low kick bothers Burns. Kunchenko rushing after him as Burns retreats. 10-9 Kunchenko.
Final result: Burns def. Kunchenko by unanimous decision
265 lbs.: Cyril Gane vs. Raphael Pessoa
Round one: Leg kick lands for Gane. He catches a body kick and dumps Pessoa on his butt, landing a right hand on the way up. One minute in. Pessoa tries a wheel kick. Gane low kick. Southpaw jab connects. Pessoa falls short with a 1-2 in return. Keeps trying it. Gane to the body. Two minutes in. Gane keeping Pessoa near the fence, lands another jab. Knee attempt. Pessoa overhand blocked. Gane right hook. ESPN+ dies again, then they trade inside. Two minutes to go.
Jab exchange. Both swing big rights, neither connects. Gane gets a body lock and lands a knee downstairs. Gane counters a trip into side control and immediately locks up an arm triangle for the finish.
Final result: Gane def. Pessoa by submission (arm triangle choke)
115 lbs.: Marina Rodriguez vs. Tecia Torres
Round one: Both women feinting early. One minute in. Low kick from Rodriguez. Torres answers, avoids a 1-2. Flurry from Torres. Rodriguez with a front kick downstairs, then a leg kick two minutes in. Combination from Rodriguez. Torres lands a body shot and they trade in the clinch. Right hands by Rodriguez. Front kicks downstairs. Two minutes to go.
2-1 from Rodriguez. Torres shoots in behind a right hand, eats a knee on the break. Rodriguez lands a lead right, takes a finger in the eye. Torres leg kick when they resume. Rodriguez comes back with a lead right. Another right hand by Rodriguez. One minute to go. Torres catches a body kick, lands a body shot and puts her on the fence. Rodriguez lands knees to the body, then further clinch shots. Heavy knees to the head. Torres comes back with uppercuts. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Round two: Early combos and teeps from Rodriguez. Torres lands a teep as well. One minute in. Low kick and side kick land for Torres. Torres lands a combo on the break two minutes in. Torres looks for a single-leg, eats an elbow. Throwing heat, side kick from Torres. Rodriguez punches her way into the clinch, lands hard knees and takes uppercuts. Torres can’t get the takedown but lands a left hook on the break. Two minutes to go.
Rodriguez re-enters the clinch and Torres puts her on the fence. Knees from Rodriguez. Knee and right hand on the exit. Rodriguez with a front kick to the face met by a body kick. One minute to go. Rodriguez front kick to the body. Torres ducks a right hand and shoots, can’t complete it and eats a knee. More jockeying in the clinch. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Round three: Rodriguez fires a spinning back kick. Torres with a body kick. Hard right hand and body kick, then another from Rodriguez as Torres tries to keep her at bay with kicks. One minute in. Knees in the clinch from Rodriguez. Torres changes levels as ESPN+ blue-screens. Torres with a side kick on the break, eats a right hand. ESPN+ is imploding apparently. Two minutes in. Rodriguez catches a body kick for a takedown, trades with her as she lets her up. They trade body kicks. Two minutes to go.
Torres shoots into a ninja choke and Rodriguez drags her down briefly. She fires some shots before Torres gets to her feet. Back to the clinch, more elbows and knees from the Brazilian with a minute to go. Spinning back kick from Rodriguez after they separate. She stuffs a takedown, goes back to work in the clinch. Foot sweep briefly gets Torres down. Torres counters a spin with a right hand, eats elbows. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Final result: Rodriguez def. Torres by unanimous decision
125 lbs.: Rogerio Bontorin vs. Raulian Paiva
Round one: Counter right lands for Paiva. Bontorin leg kick. One minute in. Bontorin lands a left hook, eats a harder one on the counter and shoots in. Paiva defends initially, gets pulled away from the fence and taken down into half guard. Bontorin sporting a huge cut on his left cheek and the ref pauses to look at it. Ref stands them up on the feet, then remembers and puts them back in half guard. Two minutes in. Paiva kicks him away and stands, taking left hands as he does. Bontorin throwing heat, lands a knee as they slug and shoots again. Incredible takedown defence by Paiva, but he looks for the back and Bontorin drags him into half guard. Now Paiva’s got a huge cut above his right eye. God, that’s a good chunk of his eyebrow split open. Ref calls it.
Final result: Bontorin def. Paiva by TKO (cut)
135 lbs.: Geraldo de Freitas vs. Chris Gutierrez
Round one: Lots of early feints. Low kick from Gutierrez. Again a minute in. de Freitas to the body. Gutierrez tries a head kick, lands a leg kick. Body kick from de Freitas. Straight left comes back at him. Gutierrez looks for a spinning kick. Two minutes in. Hard right hand by de Freitas as he backs him to the fence. Gutierrez circling, eats a pair of body blows. Straight right. Two minutes to go.
Gutierrez leg kick. de Freitas shoots, can’t complete the single-leg. de Freitas tries to spin, eats a right hook. Good left hook by Gutierrez soon after. One minute to go. Leg kick knocks Gutierrez over and de Freitas fights for a takedown from over-unders. He completes it into half guard. Left hands from de Freitas, trying to pass. 10-9 de Freitas.
Round two: Hard leg kick lands for Gutierrez. One minute in. de Freitas tries a counter right. Gutierrez takes a low blow. de Freitas shoots when they resume, unsuccessful but continues to pressure. Anotehr leg kick knocks de Freitas over. de Freitas shoots back in, takes him down two minutes in. Half guard for de Freitas. Two minutes to go.
de Freitas hops to side control, tries to jump on his back in the scramble and ends up on the bottom in guard. Gutierrez stands over him, kicks at his legs with a minute to go. Ref wants action. de Freitas looks for a leg, regains guard. 10-9 Gutierrez.
Round three: de Freitas pressuring again. Gutierrez tries a flying knee, lands a leg kick and denies a shot. de Freitas wades in, slinging punches. Another leg kick from Gutierrez and de Freitas tries to pull guard. One minute in. Gutierrez lets him up and the ref pauses to check out a cut on Gutierrez’s forehead that came from a clash of heads. Gutierrez goes back to the leg kick, denies a shot. de Freitas tries to pull guard again two minutes in. Gutierrez lets him up again. de Freitas throwing hard, eats a leg kick that puts him on his butt. Gutierrez lets him up with two minutes to go.
de Freitas tries a spinning back fist. Gutierrez leg kick. de Freitas advancing and both land hooks. de Freitas swinging big, seems to sting Gutierrez on the fence. Gutierrez slugging back. One minute to go. Gutierrez firing off the back foot. Right hand from Gutierrez, de Freitas answers with a body shot. They continue to trade, de Freitas marching after him. 10-9 Gutierrez?
Final result: Gutierrez def. de Freitas by split decision
155 lbs.: Alex da Silva vs. Rodrigo Vargas
Round one: Vargas comes out slugging, gets taken down into half guard. He regains guard. Back to half guard, short lefts from da Silva. Looking for the back as Vargas goes to his knees. One hook in a minute in. Now both. Fighting for hand position. Two minutes in. Still looking for the RNC. Two minutes to go.
Body triangle, still trying to choke. One minute to go. Vargas manages to spin into guard,and look for ground-and-pound. He taunts da Silva before the bell. 10-9 da Silva.
Round two: Vargas lands to the body, eats counters after landing a front kick. Leg kick from Vargas. Trading in the center. Vargas looks for a single-leg and gets cradled into guard. He sweeps, gets to his knees and might be giving up his back again a minute in. da Silva landing from the turtle position, retakes guard. Ground-and-pound from da Silva. Two minutes to go.
Vargas returns to his knees and da Silva looks for the back again. Right hands connect, briefly threatens the choke before going back to punching, Half guard with a minute to go. 10-9 da Silva.
Round three: Low kick from da Silva. Counter 2-3 from Vargas. One minute in. Vargas tries a capoeira kick, connects with an uppercut soon after. They trade body blows. Counter right lands for da Silva catches Vargas off-balance and the Brazilian takes top position. Punches from da Silva. Two minutes to go.
Half guard, more short punches by da Silva. Left hands as Vargas tries to make something happen from his side. One minute to go. Vargas looking to stand on the fence, dragged back down. Back up, back down. 10-9 da Silva.
Final result: da Silva def. Vargas by unanimous decision
125 lbs.: Veronica Macedo vs. Polyana Viana
Round one: Viana opens with a pair of kicks, eats a spinning back kick and hits an outside trip into top position. Half guard for Viana. Already looking to set up an arm triangle. Macedo suddenly spins for an armbar, flipping Viana over and forcing her to verbally tap.
Final result: Macedo def. Viana by submission (armbar)