Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is just a few days away from its upcoming UFC Fight Night 167 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which airs exclusively on ESPN+ TONIGHT (Sat., Feb. 15, 2020) inside Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Taking center stage in “The Land of Enchantment” will be light heavyweight contenders Corey Anderson and Jan Blachowicz. “Overtime” captured a dominant decision victory over the power-punching Pole at UFC 191 roughly four years back, but a lot has changed between then and now. The winner is expected to draw the next shot at reigning UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, at some point later this year. Fan favorites Diego Sanchez, Yancy Medeiros, and John Dodson will also be in action this weekend in Rio Rancho.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 167 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 “Anderson vs. Blachowicz 2.” Without further delay, see below for the updated UFC Fight Night 167 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 167 QUICK RESULTS:
Corey Anderson vs. Jan Blachowicz — Blachowicz def. Anderson by KO (punch) at 3:08 of Round One
Diego Sanchez vs. Michel Pereira — Sanchez def. Pereira by DQ (illegal knee) at 3:09 of Round Three
Montana De La Rosa vs. Mara Romero Borella — De La Rosa def. Borella by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Kazula Vargas vs. Brok Weaver — Weaver def. Vargas by DQ (illegal knee) at 4:02 of Round One
Rogerio Bontorin vs. Ray Borg — Borg def. Bontorin by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-25)
Yancy Medeiros vs. Lando Vannata — Vannata def. Medeiros by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Tim Means vs. Daniel Rodriguez — Rodriguez def. Means by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:37 of Round Two
John Dodson vs. Nathaniel Wood — Dodson def. Wood by TKO (punches) at 0:16 of Round Three
Scott Holtzman vs. Jim Miller — Holtzman def. Miller by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Devin Clark vs. Dequan Townsend — Clark def. Townsend by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26 x2)
Merab Dvalishvili vs. Casey Kenney — Dvalishvili def. Kenney by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 29-28)
Macy Chiasson vs. Shanna Young — Chiasson def. Young by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Mark De La Rosa vs. Raulian Paiva — Paiva def. De La Rosa by TKO (punches) at 4:42 of Round Two
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 167 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
205 lbs.: Corey Anderson vs. Jan Blachowicz
Round 1: Trading low kicks to start. Anderson comes up short with punches. 1-3 by Blachowicz. Anderson fakes a level change, tries a real shot behind it and gets rebuffed. One minute in. Blachowicz tries to go low-high, lands a jab. Combination from the Pole. Good body shots from Anderson, eats a left hook two minutes in. Anderson considers a level change as he eats jabs. Uppercut-jab by Blachowicz. Anderson low kick. With two minutes to go, Anderson fires a naked low kick and gets obliterated by a counter right. He’s out before he hits the ground, but eats one hammerfist for his trouble.
Final result: Blachowicz def. Anderson by KO (punch)
170 lbs.: Diego Sanchez vs. Michel Pereira
Round 1: Sanchez opens with a somersault kick, eats a knee against the fence after standing. Pereira advancing, fires a front kick. Again, blocked. Appears to think about a Showtime kick. Sanchez lands a right hook in combination. One minute in. Low kick from Sanchez. Good body kick by Pereira. Showtime kick blocked. Flying knee attempt, limp-legs out of Sanchez’s single-leg and lands a side kick. Another snap kick downstairs two minutes in. Lead right upstairs. Two more body blows. Two minutes to go.
Pereira ducks a spinning back fist, ties up for a moment. Right hand downstairs. Sanchez slips on some blood. He shoots, denied. Pereira wheel kick falls short. Sanchez leg kicks. One minute to go. Lead right and body knee land for Pereira, then a knee and elbow up top. Head kick attempt. Sanchez falls short with another somersault kick. He sprints after Pereira with a right that also comes up short. Sneaky knee by the Brazilian. 10-9 Pereira.
Round 2: Body shot and low kicks from Sanchez. Body kick. Pereira still walking him down, fires a 2-3 and denies a takedown. One minute in. Spinning back kick misses. He looks for a body shot. Jumping knee just misses. Capoeira kick attempt. Two minutes in. Counter right to the body as Sanchez sprints in. Sanchez tries another flurry. Hard body kick and right hand by the Brazilian, tries a flying knee and has to defend a takedown. Pereira reverses, eats a right on the break. Step-in knee blocked. Two minutes to go.
Body kick from Sanchez. Pereira dances side to side, cracks Sanchez with a lead right. Good left hook. Counter uppercut, eats an overhand right in return. One minute to go. Pereira blasts him with a Superman punch off the cage and a knee behind it. Body kick from Pereira, right hand and jumping knee. Another knee downstairs as he defends a takedown, then separates. Body shot. Sanchez tries a body kick in return. Pereira grabs a rear waist lock and suplexes him before the bell. 10-9 Pereira.
Round 3: Pereira does a little dance, sliding clear of Diego’s blitz. Front kick from Pereira. 1-2. He ducks a spinning back fist for a takedown, then tries to backflip past Diego’s guard. Hard knee to the body on the way up, then one to the head. He follows Diego down and hammerfists him for a bit before waving him up. Brief matador moment near the fence. Two minutes in. Pereira tries another flying knee, misses a front kick. Check hook connects. Good body shot and some nasty knees in the clinch. Two minutes to go.
More knees from Pereira and down goes Sanchez, and one of the knees winds up being illegal. Herzog gives Sanchez some time, then DQ’s Pereira.
Final result: Sanchez def. Pereira by DQ (illegal knee)
125 lbs.: Montana De La Rosa vs. Mara Romero Borella
Round 1: Borella with an early flurry. De La Rosa tries a head kick. Borella catches a leg kick and takes her down; De La Rosa threatens from her back for a moment before sitting up into her own takedown attempt and separating. One minute in. De La Rosa shoots and Borella looks to counter with an armbar. Looking for the back. De La Rosa throwing reverse elbows. Two minutes in. Now in a more traditional one-hook position. De La Rosa gets to her feet with a rear waist lock. Two minutes to go.
De La Rosa gets her down against eh fence and hops into backpack position. One minute to go. De La Rosa loses a hook, still attached. Knees downstairs after losing the other. 10-9 De La Rosa.
Round 2: Borella opens with a lead right. De La Rosa tries to wade in behind punches. 3-2 from her. Borella fires a flurry and De La Rosa drags her down from the rear waist lock. One minute in. Now De La Rosa gets a hook in and starts fishing for the RNC. Two minutes in. Both hooks in now, alternating sides looking for the choke. Two minutes to go.
Borella manages to turn to her back, stuck in side control with a minute to go. One hook in once again. Punches and elbows from De La Rosa. 10-8 De La Rosa.
Round 3: Borella looks for an early combination, falls short. De La Rosa fires an uppercut to left hook. Jab lands for Borella. One minute in. Neither woman pressing the issue. De La Rosa tries a combination. Good right hand. Two minutes in. Borella fires a combo, leaves her head too close, and gets floored by an overhand right. De La Rosa follows her down into guard. Two minutes to go.
De La Rosa looking for half guard, nearly has the pass. One minute to go. Elbows to the body. Hammerfists. Now looking for an arm triangle. Unable to get past half guard. She abandons it and drops some shots. 10-9 De La Rosa.
Final result: De La Rosa def. Borella by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Kazula Vargas vs. Brok Weaver
Round 1: Vargas on the front foot early, looking for the body. Low kicks land for him. He catches Weaver’s kick, fires a flying knee, opens up on the fence before changing levels. He runs the pipe and ends up in half guard. One minute in. Weaver looking for a guillotine against the fence, loses it. Two minutes in. Weaver still stuck on his butt against the fence. Now he gets a better angle on the guillotine and wraps up his guard. Vargas works his head free. Two minutes to go.
Vargas chipping away with short punches. Weaver gets to his feet, looks for a power guillotine before attempting an unsuccessful kimura. As Weaver is trying to work his way up, Vargas uncorks a blatantly illegal knee that seems to knock “Chata Tuska” clean out. Weaver wakes up and says he’s fine, but the ref correctly disqualifies Vargas. While Weaver says he doesn’t want to win like that, it’s over.
Final result: Weaver def. Vargas by DQ (illegal knee)
125 lbs.: Rogerio Bontorin vs. Ray Borg
Round 1: Quick exchange of hooks to start the round. Another trade and Bontorin stuffs a takedown, taking him to the fence. Both look for trips without success. Knees from Bontorin. Outside reap nearly gets Borg down. Borg turns to face him, changes levels and tries to run the pipe. He transitions to a double-leg and takes Bontorin down into half guard. Two mintues to go.
Bontorin regains guard, eats an elbow, looks to set up an armbar. Another hard elbow from Borg. One minute to go. Bontorin works his way to his feet against the fence, but Borg drops the ankle to crack him with a right hook and take him down again into half guard. More elbows. 10-9 Borg.
Round 2: Borg tries a low single, can’t get it, transitions to a double-leg slam and latches onto Bontorin’s back. Both hooks in. One minute in. Borg playing backpack, has the body triangle. Two minutes in. Bontorin manages to separate, slammed back down into half guard. Two minutes to go.
Bontorin regains guard, eats an elbow. More elbows with a minute to go. Bontorin gives up his back. 10-8 Borg.
Round 3: Borg changes levels against the fence and dumps Bontorin to his rear, taking half guard. Bontorin stands, taken down again via rear waist lock. Borg can’t get the back this time. One minute in. Borg just keeps taking him down when he tries to stand and now he’s got both hooks in. Short right hands. Two minutes in. Bontorin shucks him off, Borg stays attached. Two minutes to go.
Right hands from Borg, double-leg into half guard. More right hands. Bontorin struggling to stand against the fence. Back up, back down again. 10-8 Borg.
Final result: Borg def. Bontorin by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Yancy Medeiros vs. Lando Vannata
Round 1: Vannata tries a 1-2. Tentative start overall. 1-2 lands this time. Low kicks. One minute in. Vannata tries a high kick, counters a kick with a right hand. Counter right again. Medeiros catches a kick and lands a body shot. Hard right and low kick come back at him two minutes in. Hard combo by Vannata on the fence. Medeiros lands a body kick. Low-high goes Vannata, who eats an uppercut soon after. Two minutes to go.
Vannata whiffs on an overhand right, takes a body kick. Another Medeiros body kick. Head kick. One minute to go. Counter 1-2 from Vannata. Medeiros body kick. 1-2-3 from Vannata. 10-9 Vannata.
Round 2: Vannata sends out a front kick. Medeiros switching stance, falls short with punches. Right hook lands for him. One minute in. Lead right by Vannata, body kick, foot sweep attempt. Medeiros sends out a left straight. Body kick caught. Vannata’s output is waning, but there’s a nice combination. Good 3-2 met by a left hook. Vannata low kick and body shot. Counter left from Medeiros. Two minutes to go.
Trading jabs. Medeiros fakes a single-leg, avoids a straight right. Left hand lands for him. Left hook. Left hook and overhand right from Vannata, eats a jab in return. One minute to go. Vannata shoots, transitions to the rear waist lock, throws on the break. 1-2-1 from Medeiros. Vannata low kick. Medeiros 1-1-2. Snap kick to the body appears to hurt Medeiros, who avoids a wheel kick. 10-9 Medeiros.
Round 3: Vannata lands a nice series of combinations. Wheel kick lands for him, not super clean. Medeiros tries to spin in return. Vannata body kick and left hook. One minute in. Vannata jab and 2-3. Medeiros falls short with a right. More good shots around the two-minute mark. Low kick exchange. Trading in the center, good body shot and straight left by Vannata. Check hook. Straight right, body shot. Another lead right. Two minutes to go.
Low kick connects. Medeiros to the body. Shifting left upstairs. Vannata wheel kick comes up short. 1-2 connects. Medeiros lands a jab and denies a double-leg. One minute to go. Left hand from Medeiros, body shot. He tries to spin, lands a 1-2 and gets cracked by a pair of counters. Good right hand and left hook from Medeiros. 10-9 Vannata.
Final result: Vannata def. Medeiros by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Tim Means vs. Daniel Rodriguez
Round 1: Low kick and body shots from Means to start, then a double-leg against the fence. Rodriguez pops back up and separates. Means targeting the body early, takes a leg kick. Counter left from a caught kick. Rodriguez briefly ties up a minute in. Counter left by Means. Body shot exchange. Means low kick and counter right. Rodriguez two-piece, eats a counter left. Two minutes in. Body kick from Means. Low kick. He grabs a body lock, can’t get the trip. Back to the body. Rodriguez swinging big. Two minutes to go.
Jab lands for Rodriguez. Counter left comes back at him. Means to the body. Jabs downstairs. Hard left with a minute to go. 1-1-2 from Rodriguez. Low kick comes back at him. Suddenly, right at the bell, Rodriguez sends Means to his knees with a 1-2. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Round 2: Jab exchange to start. Rodriguez looking aggressive early. He counters a body shot with some lefts. Another good combo, bit 1-2. Means’ eye seems to be bothering him. They trade, good left and head kick by Means. One minute in. Means to the body. Head kick attempt. Another big left briefly buckles Means’ legs. Rodriguez easily stuffs a level change and looks to throw. Two minutes in. Counter left by Means. Low kick, back fist attempt by Means. Landing jabs. Rodriguez low kick and jab. Two minutes to go.
1-1-2 by Rodriguez. Hard series of lefts and Means is feeling it. Means changes level for a single-leg and gets caught in a power guillotine that draws a frantic tap.
Final result: Rodriguez def. Means by submission (guillotine choke)
135 lbs.: John Dodson vs. Nathaniel Wood
Round 1: Low kick from Wood, body shot from Dodson. Same sequence again. Lead right lands for Wood. One minute in. Dodson with a counter left. Body kick and left hook from Wood. Dodson goes low-high, eats a straight right. Two minutes in. Dodson slips out of the way of some low kicks, lands some heavy left hands in the clinch. Good hook by Wood. Dodson to the body, avoids a trip. Another left by Dodson with two minutes to go.
Dodson straight left, Wood hook and right cross. Hard overhand left from Dodson, Wood answers with a straight right. Dodson puts him on the fence, One minute to go. Jockeying for position. Wood hits an outside trip, lands an elbow but can’t keep him down. 10-9 Dodson, barely.
Round 2: Dodson doubles up the left hand. Triple left this time connects. One minute to go. Overhand left around the guard. Wood with a stiff jab. Dodson takes a foot to the nards. Wood with a leg kick once they resume. Combination from Dodson in return, then a series of lefts. Two minutes in. Another low blow, same kick. Hard warning. Good lead right by Wood, Dodson blitzes him with lefts in response and puts him on the fence. Short elbow by Dodson on the break. Left hook lands for Wood. Lead right. Two minutes to go.
Wood puts him on the fence again. Short left by Dodson as he reverses position. One minute to go. Knees from Dodson, heel strikes to the thigh from Wood. Knee upstairs. Ref separates them and pauses to look at the cut over Woods’ left eye. Dodson with a combo and they trade low kicks. 10-9 Dodson.
Round 3: Wood comes out swinging and gets absolutely leveled by an overhand left. Dodson swarms on him and lands jackhammer lefts until the ref steps in, maybe a tad early.
Final result: Dodson def. Wood by TKO (punches)
155 lbs.: Scott Holtzman vs. Jim Miller
Round 1: Low kick knocks Holtzman over, Miller can’t capitalize. Miller whiffs on an overhand left, takes a low kick. One minute in. Low kick and left cross from Miller in return. Miller body kick and straight left. Holtzman patiently advancing. Low kick lands for Miller two minutes in. Counter right by Holtzman. Holtzman backs him to the fence, eats an overhand left and blocks a high kick. Miller shoots in behind a left hand, eats an uppercut and Holtzman puts him on the fence. Two minutes to go.
They separate. Straight lefts from Miller, low kick. Holtzman pops him with a right hand inside and they trade power hands. Another Miller low kick, popped by a counter right. Holtzman with a nice uppercut, tries a head kick. One minute to go. Miller straight left and low kick, then an uppercut. Another straight left. Big overhand left from Miller, right hook comes back at him. Miller tries a Superman punch. 10-9 Miller.
Round 2: Holtzman steps back into the pocket. Hard right hand. Low kicks from Miller seem to be bothering Holtzman, who’s looking more aggressive. Miller tries a combination. Holtzman puts him on the fence. One minute in. Sneaky elbow lands for Miller. Another. Holtzman separates, tries a combo, eats a left and an elbow. Miller ducks a spinning back elbow and takes him down, can’t establish but looks for the back. Two minutes in. Holtzman dislodges the hook and separates. Good combinations from Holtzman, eats a big left hook but continues to land. Another hard right by Holtzman. Another. Holtzman puts him on teh fence. Two minutes to go.
Holtzman gets the inside trip into full guard. Miller looking for mission control. Holtzman stands over him, comes down with a right hand. One minute to go. Half guard now. Back to full. Elbows and punches from Holtzman. 10-9 Holtzman.
Round 3: Miller left hand, Holtzman right. Nice counter right by Holtzman. Superman punch. 1-2. Miller two-piece, eats a jab. They trade lefts a minute in. Miller to the body. Another right hand from Holtzman, who puts Miller on the fence. Knee from Miller and they separate. Holtzman lead right, Miller counter left and right hook. Good exchanges on the fence. Two minutes in. Holtzman swings, puts him on the fence. Hard elbow, big right hands. Two minutes to go.
They separate. Holtzman slips throwing a high kick, eats a body kick. Miller tries a head kick, eats a hard counter right. Holtzman puts him on the fence. One minute to go. Good elbow. They separate with thirty seconds left. They trade in the center. Elbow from Miller, right cross from Holtzman. Miller tries a hail mary head kick and they trade until the bell. 10-9 Holtzman.
Final result: Holtzman def. Miller by unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Devin Clark vs. Dequan Townsend
Round 1: Low kick from Clark in the early going. Townsend 1-2 falls short. Clark jab. Front kick attempt. One minute in. Clark steps in with a combo, then a level change. Townsend defending against the fence. Two minutes in. Knees to the thigh from Clark. Clark ducks down, gets a body lock. Townsend pummeling, lands a body shot. Two minutes to go.
Knees from Clark. Referee separates them. Clark shoots right back in and uses an outside reap to land in half guard. One minute to go. Full mount for Clark. Elbow lands for him. 10-9 Clark.
Round 2: Townsend tries a 3-2. Long right cross lands for Clark. Head kick attempt a minute in. Clark check hook, Townsend right cross and he looks to pressure. Clark responds with a reactive takedown that dumps Townsend down in side control. Two minutes in. Short knees to the body from Clark. Elbows landing for him. Two minutes to go.
More short elbows. One minute to go. Townsend totally unable to stand or improve position. Clark looking to isolate an arm, tries to pass to mount and gets caught in half guard. 10-9 Clark.
Round 3: Clark patiently advancing. Townsend whiffs on an uppercut and right cross. Head kick attempt. One minute in. Knee and left hook fall short. Clark with a stiff jab. Good double-leg from range into guard. Two minutes in. Short punches from Clark. Two minutes to go.
More of the same. One minute to go. Round ends there. 10-9 Clark.
Final result: Clark def. Townsend by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Merab Dvalishvili vs. Casey Kenney
Round 1: Dvalishvili opens with kicks. Low kicks from Kenney. Dvalishvili tries to spin. Kenney body kick, eats a side kick downstairs. Combination from Kenney. Dvalishvili tries a low single, can’t keep him down. He tries to spin. Two minutes in. Kenney tries to spin in return, lands a left. Good combination and low kcik. Dvalishvili brings him down, wrenches him back to the mat when he stands. Again. Kenney aain stands on the fence, eats knees. Two minutes to go.
Dvalishvili grabs a double-leg, haults Kenney to the center, and takes him down. Good punches as Kenney looks for a takedown, they stand and separate. Low kick and body kick from Kenney. One minute to go. Dvalishvili looks for a single-leg, can’t get it. Dvalishvili 1-2. 3-2 from Kenney and he ties up on the fence. Jockeying for position. Knee from Dvalishvili answered in kind. Great round. 10-9 Dvalishvili.
Round 2: Both men spin in the early going. Right hand from Kenney. Dvalishvili tries a knee tap, denied. Good counter two-piece lands for Kenney. One minute in. Dvalishvili right hand, Kenney body kick. Kenney 3-2. Dvalishvili tries a double-leg, denied on the fence but still driving. Kenney circles away. Dvalishvili catches a kick but can’t use it. Low kick lands for him, then a body kick. Both land nice punches. Check hook by Dvalishvili, lead right, left hand on the break. Right hand by Dvalishvili. Good exchanges in the center. Dvalishvili with a double spin. Kenney denies another takedown. Two minutes to go.
Dvalishvili hits a reactive double-leg and looks for the back. Kenney gets back to his feet, Dvalishvili still attached. One minute to go. Dvalishvili drags Kenney back to his knees, briefly looks for a crucifix. Dvalishvili tries a couple more throws, fires knees downstairs. 10-9 Dvalishvili.
Round 3: Counter right lands for Kenney. Wild exchange in the center. Dvalishvili abandons a shot, lands punches. One minute in. Kenney tries a flurry, denies a takedown. Low kicks from Dvalishvili. He shoots, lands a left hook on the break. 2-3, lead right. He slips on a reactive level change, jockeys for position against the fence. Outside trip into side control two minutes in. Kenney scrambles to his knees, then separates. Nice double-leg by Dvalishvili, looking to establish. Two minutes to go.
Kenney stands, muscled back to the mat into side control. Back up, back down and Dvalishvili takes the back. One minute to go. Dvalishvili landing punches. He goes for the RNC at the bell. 10-9 Dvalishvili.
Final result: Dvalishvili def. Kenney by unanimous decision
125 lbs.: Macy Chiasson vs. Shanna Young
Round 1: Side kick and head kick land for Young, who’s doing well picking Chiasson off. Another head kick met by heavy punches from Chiasson. Another head kick. Chiasson tries to tie up, tossed aside. Young 1-2, trading knees in the clinch. More knees from Chiasson. She tries a takedown, can’t get it, back to trading knees. More knees from Chiasson. Weird takedown attempt by Chiasson and she nearly gives up her back. Nice knee by Young. Chiasson with some heavy blows in the clinch. Two minutes in. More knees. Young with a sneaky elbow, eats an uppercut in return. Chiasson knees, Young elbows. Two minutes to go.
Chiasson continues to land knees, briefly looks for a guillotine. Young puts her on the fence, looks for a trip, can’t get it. Young elbow, Chiasson knees. Chiasson tries a head kick, back to the knees. One minute to go. Chiasson gets her down with an outside trip, has to deal with a whizzer and looks for the back. Right hands by Chiasson. 10-9 Chiasson.
Round 2: Trading punches to start the round. Good combo by Young. Chiasson tries a throw, looks for a front head lock and uses an inside trip to bring her down. Young pops back up a minute in, scores a takedown of her own. Chiasson works her way back to the feet. She forces Young down to her knees and lands punches. Two minutes in. Young rolls to her back, Chiasson on top in half guard. Short punches from Chiasson. Two minutes to go.
More shots from Chiasson. One minute to go. Elbows now. 10-9 Chiasson.
Round 3: Young sending out lead-leg kicks, taken down throwing an axe kick. Hammerfists from Chiasson. One minute in. Looking for the back against the fence. Staying busy with ground-and-pound. Two minutes in. Steady diet of right hands. Two minutes to go.
Chiasson continues to dominate with one hook in from the back, landing shots. She tries an RNC at the bell. 10-8 Chiasson.
Final result: Chiasson def. Young by unanimous decision
125 lbs.: Mark De La Rosa vs. Raulian Paiva
Round 1: De La Rosa opens with a leg kick. Quick punching exchange. Both try low kicks. De La Rosa jabs the body. One minute in. Paiva denies a shot and puts him on the fence. Knees to the thigh. They separate. Both land combinations two minutes in. De La Rosa to the body, eats a leg kick. Paiva with some nice right hands near the fence. They clinch and Paiva again takes him to the fence. Two minutes to go.
They separate 30 seconds later. Good low-high combo by De La Rosa. One minute to go. More body blows by De La Rosa. 3-2 from Paiva. Paiva uppercut, De La Rosa right cross. More exchanges, good rights form Paiva. They trade until the bell. 10-9 Paiva.
Round 2: Counter jab from De La Rosa, body kick from Paiva. Jabs from De La Rosa. Paiva leg kick. Good exchange in center cage. Paiva puts him on the fence after landing a knee downstairs. More knees downstairs. They separate. De La Rosa to the body. Paiva jab. Two minutes in. Paiva cracks him with a right cross. Low kick and jab. Long right hand. De La Rosa digs another right to the midsection. Leg kicks land. They trade. Paiva lands his own leg kick. Two minutes to go.
De La Rosa jab, Paiva right cross. Paiva right hand met by a body shot. One minute to go. Another lead right by the Brazilian. De La Rosa to the body. Jab exchange. Paiva crushes him with a 1-2 that nearly puts him out, then cracks him with one more right for the finish.
Final result: Paiva def. De La Rosa by TKO (punches)