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UFC 248: “Adesanya vs. Romero” goes down TONIGHT (Sat., March 7, 2020), live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, headlined by the middleweight showdown between Israel Adesanya (champion) and Yoel Romero (challenger). Make sure you get your subscription to ESPN+ RIGHT HERE before showtime so that you’re not left scrambling at the last minute. UFC 248 will also feature the strawweight co-main event between champion Weili Zhang and former titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk, in what marks the first title defense for the hard-hitting “Magnum.” Longtime veterans Beneil Dariush, Neil Magny, and Alex Oliveira will also see action on the five-fight main card, which follows “Prelims” offerings on both ESPN and ESPN+.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 248 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass/ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 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 “Adesanya vs. Romero.” Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 248 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)

UFC 248 QUICK RESULTS:

Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero — Adesanya def. Romero by unanimous decision (48-47 x2, 49-46) - HIGHLIGHTS!
Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk — Zhang def. Jedrzejczyk by split decision (47-48, 48-47 x2) — HIGHLIGHTS!
Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose — Dariush def. Klose by KO (punch) at 1:00 of Round Two
Li Jingliang vs. Neil Magny — Magny def. Li by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Max Griffin vs. Alex Oliveira — Oliveira def. Griffin by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
Sean O’Malley vs. Jose Quinonez — O’Malley def. Quinonez by TKO (head kick and punches) at 2:02 of Round One - HIGHLIGHTS!
Austin Hubbard vs. Mark Madsen — Madsen def. Hubbard by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Saparbek Safarov vs. Rodolfo Vieira — Vieira def. Safarov by submission (arm triangle choke) at 2:58 of Round One - HIGHLIGHTS!
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Deron Winn — Meerschaert def. Winn by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:13 of Round Three - HIGHLIGHTS!
Polyana Viana vs. Emily Whitmire
Jamall Emmers vs. Giga Chikadze — Chikadze def. Emmers by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
Danaa Batgerel vs. Guido Cannetti — Danaa def. Cannetti by KO (punches) at 3:01 of Round One - HIGHLIGHTS!

UFC 248 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

185 lbs.: UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero

Round 1: Romero standing shock still, keeping his guard high as Adesanya prods him for openings. No strikes after a minute. Coming up on two minutes without a strike thrown. Crowd letting ‘em have it. Low kick from Adesanya. Romero answers in kind. Adesanya 1-2 falls short, head kick blocked. Two minutes to go.

Counter overhand lands for Romero, first real punch of the fight. Low kick from Adesanya. One minute to go. Jumping kick by the challenger. 10-9 Romero?

Round 2: Both of them moving a bit more. Romero counters a body kick with a booming overhand left that knocks Adesanya back. Adesanya head kick blocked a minute in. Both try to kick at once. Low kicks from Adesanya. Romero looks for a punch to the thigh. Two minutes in. Low kick again by the champ. He tries to spin. Low kick and blitz from Romero, some heavy left hands on the fence. Two minutes to go.

Adesanya tries a head kick. Another counter left by Romero. One minute to go. Adesanya low kick lands, head kick blocked. Romero looks for a high kick, eats a right hand. 10-9 Adesanya?

Round 3: Romero ducks a head kick and comes back with a left hand. Somersault kick attempt. Counter left a minute in. Adesanya dodges the next counter. Low kick exchange. Two minutes in. Another low kick exchange. Romero steps in with a left, slips. Body kick lands for him. Two minutes to go.

Both men landing kicks to the legs and body. Adesanya lands a teep, Romero sticks his tongue out. One minute to go. Adesanya fires a spinning back kick. Jab lands. Right hand downstairs. Head kick glances off. 10-9 Adesanya.

Round 4: Referee chastises them to start the round. Low kick from Adesanya. Romero sends out some kicks. One minute in. Low kick again from the champ. Romero falls way short with a swatting left. Low kick lands, head kick blocked from Adesanya. Two minutes in. Romero takes a finger in the eye. Blast double gets Adesanya down, Romero can’t establish. Body kick by Adesanya. Two minutes to go.

Adesanya lands a jab. Romero whiffs on an overhand left, eats another jab. Again. Adesanya low kick and jab. Jab from Romero. One minute to go. Left hand falls short. Hard low kick seems to bother Romero. Romero shoots, sprawled on, lands a 2-3. Lead right from Adesanya in return. 10-9 Adesanya.

Round 5: Hard counter left by Romero. Adesanya low kick. Again, blocks the counter. One minute in. Double left from Romero. He shoots, denied. Another low kick from the champion two minutes in. Romero overhand left falls just short. Leg kick and body kick land. Two minutes to go.

Straight left from Romero. He catches a low kick, can’t chase Adesanya down. 1-1-2. Yoel fakes a level change, comes up short with punches. Adesanya head kick blocked. One minute to go. Romero low kick. Adesanya low kick briefly sends him to a knee. Combination from Romero, appears to claim an eye poke . Adesenya tries a cartwheel kick as Romero blitzes. I have no idea how to score this. 10-9 Romero.

Final result: Adesanya def. Romero by unanimous decision


115 lbs.: UFC Strawweight Champion Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Round 1: Trading low kicks to start. 2-1 from Jedrzejczyk. Both landing leg kicks. One minute in, sharp 1-2 by the challenger. Another big right cross from Jedrzejczyk. Rapid exchange in the center. Two minutes in. Low kicks still piling up on both sides. Zhang swinging some heavy punches. Hard right cross lands for her. Jabs from Jedrzejczyk. Zhang lands a side kick, trades low kicks. Two minutes to go.

1-2 from Jedrzejczyk lands clean. Cross counter by the champ. Tries to spin. Zhang counters a kick with a combination. Combo from Jedrzejczyk in return. Good exchanges. One minute to go. Zhang tries to spin again, catches a kick. Clean 1-2 from Jedrzejczyk. Front kick to jab. They trade. It’s not nearly as one-sided as the announcers think it is, but 10-9 Zhang.

Round 2: Right back to the exchanges, hard right cross from Jedrzejczyk. Good head movement to leg kick. Zhang with a combo upstairs. Jedrzejczyk takes her to the fence. gets reversed. Two minutes in. Jedrzejczyk with some nice knees, met by elbows from Zhang as they separate. Right cross lands for Zhang, big 1-2 seems to hurt Jedrzejczyk. Side kick to the face. Two minutes to go.

Zhang with an inside trip, can’t keep her down. Right hand from the challenger, good exchange. Jedrzejczyk with a front kick, eats a low kick. One minute to go. Cross counter by Zhang. Counter right from Jedrzejczyk answers a body kick. Jab from Zhang as Jedrzejczyk fires a 1-2. Head kick from Jedrzejczyk, who barrels into the clinch and fires knees. Zhang takes her down at the bell. 10-9 Zhang.

Round 3: 1-2 from Jedrzejczyk kicks off an exchange. Great back-and-forth action. Good left hand by Zhang, met by a low kick and left hook. Zhang 1-2. One minute in. More great exchanges. Counter left by Jedrzejczyk, now standing southpaw. Body kick to straight lefts. Clean 1-2. Straight left around the guard. Looking for the left high kick. Two minutes in. Low kick exchange, heavy straight left by Jedrzejczyk. Zhang having real issues with the stance switch. Low kick exchange. Zhang barrels in. Two minutes to go.

Inside trip from Zhang, back up, back down, back up. Jedrzejczyk gets underhooks, tries an elbow on the break. Body kick from Zhang, who catches a kick but can’t establish. One minute to go. Body kick by Jedrzejczyk. Zhang low kick and left hook. Jedrzejczyk low kick in combination. Massive left hand by Jedrzejczyk, her biggest punch of the fight. Zhang still trading with her but she’s giving ground. Zhang 1-2, Jedrzejczyk body kick. Great round. 10-9 Jedrzejczyk.

Round 4: Body kick from Zhang, low kick from Jedrzejczyk. Wild exchanges in the center. Hard right from Zhang, hard left from Jedrzejczyk. Another right by Zhang knocks her back. Head kick and right hand land for the challenger. One minute in. 1-2-1 by Jedrzejczyk. Big left hook exchange. Zhang left hook, knee from Jedrzejczyk. Big knee by Jedrzejczyk inside. Low-high combo two minutes in. Head kick lands with the foot. Jab exchange. 1-2-3. Counter jab by Zhang, left hook. Low kick from Jedrzejczyk. Two minutes to go.

Both land right hands in the center. Counter right by Zhang. Jedrzejczyk left hand and low kicks. Good left by Jedrzejczyk, slicing elbow and she ties up. Zhang reverses, looks for her own elbow. Big one lands on the break with a minute to go. Hard left by the challenger. Low-high combo. Left hook upstairs, right hand off a missed head kick. 10-9 Jedrzejczyk.

Round 5: Zhang with a hard right, Jedrzejczyk with a heavy hook. Body kick by the challenger, rapid exchange. Jedrzejczyk low kick. Another. Body kick. Zhang 1-2 falls short. One minute in. Hard 1-2 from Jedrzejczyk, left hook exchange. 1-2 from Jedrzejczyk, gets cracked by a left hook. Body kick exchange. Right hand lands for Jedrzejczyk. Two minutes in. Big straight lefts from Jedrzejczyk land clean. Left hook from Zhang, eats a counter, lands a right, eats another straight left. Both land their power hands. What a slugfest. Jedrzejczyk puts her on the fence, lands a right on the break. Two minutes to go.

Body kick from Jedrzejczyk. Zhang left hand met by a two-piece. She catches a kick, fires punches. On eminute to go. Zhang body kick, Jedrzejczyk low kick. Two-piece by Zhang. Zhang tries an elbow, eats a left, lands a right. Spinning back fist attempt. Jedrzejczyk cracks her with a spinning back fist of her own before the bell. What a goddamn fight. 10-9 Jedrzejczyk.

Final result: Zhang def. Jedrzejczyk by split decision


155 lbs.: Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose

Round 1: Long left and body kick land for Dariush. Klose with a hard two-piece, eats a 1-2, lands a right. Nice exchanges. Dariush lands a nice left and takes him down on the fence. One minute in. Looking for the back, has it and gets the body triangle as he plays backpack. Dariush accuses Klose of grabbing his glove. Two minutes in. Klose successfully handfighting so far. Dariush looking to soften him up. Two minutes to go.

Dariush still fighting for the choke. He nearly has it as Klose handfights for his life. One minute to go. Klose manages to peel his grip off. 10-9 Dariush.

Round 2: Trading low kicks to start. Klose takes one to the groin for a brief pause. Lead right stings Dariush. Dariush tries a combo, gets plugged by a huge right hand. Klose coming in for the kill, gets cracked by a counter left. Right hook and now it’s Klose wobbling! They’re slugging it out and a massive left hand sends Klose teetering to the mat in one of the wildest sequences in recent memory.

Final result: Dariush def. Klose by KO (punch)


170 lbs.: Li Jingliang vs. Neil Magny

Round 1: Magny advancing, eats a leg kick. Both land right hands. One minute in. Li takes him to the fence, tries to wrench him down. Magny down, back up. Li separates with a big right hand that hurts Magny, then looks to open up. Magny responds with a shot two minutes in and takes Li down against the fence. Li back up, reverses position on the fence. Two minutes to go.

Now Li changes levels. Magny lands a knee downstairs and separates. Good jab from Magny, ties up on the fence. Nice knees. Li again changes levels, completes an outside trip into guard. One minute to go. Magny kicks him off and stands. Good knees from Magny as he presses forward, clean jabs. 10-9 Magny.

Round 2: Nice combination from Magny and a jumping knee to follow up. He puts Li on the fence, gets reversed. Now Magny reverses, denied by a fence grab. Good right hands from Magny a minute in. Li blatantly grabbing the fence. Now he changes levels, nearly gets pile-drived for his trouble. Two minutes in. Hard knee from Magny, reverses position. Good shoulder strike. He takes Li down into side control; Li back up, still controlled against the fence with two minutes to go.

Magny separates, lands a nice combo, ties up. Li again changes levels with a minute to go. Browne elbows from Magny. Nice knee on the break, piecing Li up on the fence. Left hook as Li hurt and Magny doesn’t want him to escape the round. He takes Li down directly into mount in the final seconds. 10-9 Magny.

Round 3: Magny immediately takes the center, lands leg kicks as Li looks for punches. Li going for it, eats a big left on the fence. Jab exchange. One minute in. More jabs from Magny. Li falls short, struggling to reach with his heavier punches. Magny with a nice level change on the fence, denied. Li transitions to a rear waist lock, tries a head kick on the break. Back to the jabs goes Magny. Two minutes in. Li falls short with a left hook. Li low kick, Magny combination. Low kick from Magny. Li reaches him with a left hook, gets pressed against the fence. They separate with two minutes to go.

Magny grabs double underhooks, trips him to the mat. Good left hands. Piling up. One minute to go. Magny looking for the back. More punches, knee to the butt, elbows to the body as Li stands. 10-9 Magny.

Final result: Magny def. Li by unanimous decision


170 lbs.: Max Griffin vs. Alex Oliveira

Round 1: Griffin on the front foot early, lands a pair of right hands. Counter rights from Oliveira. Griffin to the body, eats a body kick. Big right cross by Oliveira, who takes Griffin to the fence. One minute in. They separate. Oliveira sending out 1-2s, lands a front kick downstairs. He really wants the counter uppercut. Both whiff on 1-2s. Big shot from Griffin two minutes in and Oliveira ties up, getting taken down into full guard. Short punches from Griffin as Oliveira holds on. Two minutes to go.

Oliveira just holding Griffin close, waiting for a standup. One minute to go. Oliveira rolls to his knees and stands, Griffin looking for the back. Oliveira sweeps him with a kimura and stands. 10-9 Griffin.

Round 2: Griffin comes out jabbing, takes a front kick downstairs. Hard low kicks by the Brazilian. Still fishing for the counter uppercut. Stiff jab lands for Griffin. He ties up after avoiding a long right and Oliveira changes levels. Well-defended and he separates. Ref pauses the action to look at a nasty cut on Griffin. Low kicks from Oliveira. Two minutes in. To the inside this time, then a nasty lead right two minutes in. Both miss with right straights. Griffin shoots, denied. Two minutes to go.

Oliveira looks for a spinning elbow on the break. Body kick from Griffin. Griffin shoots again, denied again after Oliveira briefly threatens a guillotine. Oliveira wants a single-leg. One minute to go. They separate. Oliveira with another low kick. Front kicks to the body. Superman punch. Griffin tries to spin and Oliveira shoots, denied. 10-9 Oliveira.

Round 3: Griffin coming on strong, eats an uppercut and front kick. Oliveira goes high, follows it with a right cross and ties up, looking for a takedown. Good defense from Griffin and he changes levels. Oliveira warned for elbows to the back of the head. One minute in. They separate. Griffin changes levels, catches Oliveira coming in with a knee, but ends up on his back. Oliveira moves to mount against the fence. Griffin regains half guard. Back to mount, hard GnP. Oliveira goes too high looking for the back and gets swept with two minutes to go.

Griffin now on top in half guard, landing short shots. One minute to go. Oliveira just holding on. Now some hard elbows from Griffin. 10-9 Oliveira.

Final result: Oliveira def. Griffin by split decision


135 lbs.: Sean O’Malley vs. Jose Quinonez

Round 1: Trading kicks to start, teep knocks Quinonez over. Quinonez answers a low kick with a 1-2. O’Malley body kick, slips the counter. Spinning back kick downstairs. Quinonez still pursuing a minute in. Quinonez leg kick, eats a body kick. O’Malley 1-2. Check hook catches Quinonez coming in and O’Malley rocks him on the way up with a head kick, following up with heavy punches for the finish.

Final result: O’Malley def. Quinonez by TKO (head kick and punches)


155 lbs.: Austin Hubbard vs. Mark Madsen

Round 1: Hubbard spins him around with a low kick and lands a right hand behind it. Madsen on the advance, fires a 1-2. He ties up off a Hubbard right hand and hits a beautiful suplex, putting in a hook as Hubbard tries to stand. Hubbard makes it up, dragged back down a minute in. Looking to scoot to the fence on his knees. He makes it back to his feet, eats a right hand. Two minutes in. Madsen trying to snap him down. They separate. Hubbard still targeting the lead leg. Madsen ties up and takes him down into side control. Two minutes to go.

Hubbard gets to his knees, gets rolled over by a Japanese necktie. Madsen forces him back to his back, takes half guard. Full guard with a minute to go. Hubbard makes space and stands, throwing on the break. Madsen wades in behind punches. 10-9 Madsen.

Round 2: Hubbard showing lots of feints, eats a right hand on the break and gets taken down into half guard. One minute in. Hubbard tries to sit up, scoots to the fence. He stands, dragged back to his knees. Back up, manages to separate two minutes in. Hubbard to the body with a glancing left. Right hand lands, head kick blocked. Madsen ducks a right hand and trips him to the mat against the fence. Hammerfists land for Madsen with two minutes to go.

Front headlock now. He wrenches Hubbard down and briefly looks for an anaconda before trying to spin to the back. Hubbard separates and stands. Jab from Madsen with a minute to go. Hubbard low kick. Combination falls short, leg kick lands. Hubbard tries to time him coming in with a knee, eats a right. 10-9 Madsen.

Round 3: Hubbard sends out an early barrage, but ultimately gets taken down into guard. Hubbard back up in a hurry, gets caught by a vicious knee as he changes levels. He somehow keeps his wits about him and takes him to the fence a minute in. Hubbard separates, eats a big right hand. Low kick, another knee by Hubbard. Big uppercut. Two minutes in. Hubbard constantly timing the level change, fires a knee and lands an uppercut. Nasty left hand to the body. Hubbard forcing him back, staying patient. Corkscrew upper and leg kick, but Madsen manages to tie up and drag him down. Two minutes to go.

Hubbard gets to a knee, Madsen still attached. Back to his feet. He breaks the grip and separates with a minute to go. Good right hand by Hubbard. Hubbard low kick, eats a jab. He tries a flying knee, lands a right hand. Madsen still throwing back. Hubbard with some level elbows. Out of time. 10-9 Hubbard.

Final result: Madsen def. Hubbard by unanimous decision


185 lbs.: Saparbek Safarov vs. Rodolfo Vieira

Round 1: Vieira looking to jab early. Low kick from Safarov. Front kick suddenly stings Vieira and Safarov looks to pursue. Vieira responds with a takedown attempt, denied via whizzer. He shoots in again, powers through a guillotine to land on top in side control, then immediately takes the back a minute in. One hook in. Safarov told off by the ref for grabbing Vieira’s glove. Tow minutes in. Both hooks, looking for the choke. He moves to mount, landing a heavy elbow. There’s the arm triangle and it’s over.

Final result: Vieira def. Safarov by submission (arm triangle choke)


185 lbs.: Gerald Meerschaert vs. Deron Winn

Round 1: Winn on the advance, eats a body kick and 1-2. Shin catches Winn in the jewels. Back to the action, more straight lefts from Meerschaert. Low kick lands. Big left hook from Winn, brief clinch. One minute in. 1-2 from Meerschaert, Winn ties up and foot weeps him to the mat. Winn stands over him, lets him stand. Hard knee by Winn, looks to open up on the fence. Meerschaert continues to land left hands. Body kick. Two minutes in. Hard left from Meerschaert. Winn with a glancing head kick and stiff jab. Winn body kick blocked, right hand slips around the guard. Meerschaert with another left hand. Two minutes to go.

Step-in knee lands for Meerschaert, another clean left hand. He really isn’t missing with his 1-2s. Another one. Lead left. Winn with some big swings on the fence. Meerschaert tries a head kick. Big 1-2, Winn swings back. One minute to go. Three-piece from Winn. Head kick blocked. Good jab and right. They trade lefts. 10-9 Meerschaert.

Round 2: Another left hand from Meerschaert. 1-2 met by a jab. Another left. Winn with a low kick and body shot, eats another 1-2. One minute in. Winn falls short with a hook, eats a body kick. Left hand exchange. They trade lefts. Winn steps in with a right downstairs, eats a body kick and 1-2 in return. Two minutes in. Winn overhand goes long. Meerschaert comes back with another left hand. 1-2. Right hook. Meerschaert outlanding him by a ton, even if they’re not as eye-catching. Winn with a hard low kick, cracked by a left and body kick. Winn takes him down and tries a head kick on the way up. Two minutes to go.

Jabs to left hand from Meerschaert. Body kick. Winn answers jabs with a hard leg kick. Good jabs, eats a pair of heavy body shots in return. Another one and Winn looks hurt, backing away. Meerschaert chasing him around the cage, targeting the body. Big right hand by Winn in return. Meerschaert tries a flying knee. One more body shot by GM3. 10-9 Meerschaert.

Round 3: Meerschaert sending out jabs, takes a body kick. 1-2 catches WInn coming in. Another 1-2. Winn jab met by a body shot. Another body shot, 1-2 upstairs. Big two-piece by Winn in response. BIG right hand hurts Meerschaert! Winn patiently pursuing. One minute in. Another overhand by Winn, eats a body shot in return. Counter left hurts Winn and Meerschaert is suddenly on the attack. Another big left and Winn’s legs are gone. Meerschaert pursues, snaps him down from the front headlock, and wraps up the RNC, forcing the tap.

Final result: Meerschaert def. Winn by submission (rear naked choke)


115 lbs.: Polyana Viana vs. Emily Whitmire

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145 lbs.: Jamall Emmers vs. Giga Chikadze

Round 1: Chikadze tries a spinning back kick to start. Switching stance early. Leg kick connects. Counter right stings Emmers and Chikadze looks to pursue. One minute in. Chikadze threatens to jump, fires a liver kick. Counter right by Chikadze. Two minutes in. Jab from Emmers as Chikadze continues to send out kicks. Two minutes to go.

Body kick and left hand from Chikadze. Emmers tries a 1-2. Chikadze looks for a tornado kick with a minute to go. Straight left lands for him. Chikadze throws a rolling thunder and Emmers tries a spinning back fist at the same time. 10-9 Chikadze.

Round 2: Emmers tries a flying knee, misses. Good right hand, Chikadze comes back with a left. Emmers body kick. One minute in. Counter right. Overhand left by Chikadze, Brazilian kick behind it. Good combo by Chikadze, Emmers ducks a left hand for a high-amplitude takedown into half guard. Two minutes in. Emmers working to pass, can’t quite get the knee out. Nice sweep by Chikadze to land on top in guard. Good two-piece and a left behind it as Emmers stands, but he puts a finger in Emmers’ eye in the process. They resume in the center and Chikadze stuffs a shot. 1-2-3 hurts Emmers, who responds with a nice entry for double underhooks. Two minutes to go.

Knee to the body from Emmers. Chikadze reverses position on the fence and separates. Emmers lands a body kick. One minute to go. They trade kicks and Emmers shoots, fires a knee on the break. Chikadze tries a head kick. 1-1-2 cracks Chikadze. Emmers looks for his own head kick. 10-9 Emmers.

Round 3: Good two-piece from Chikadze to start. Emmers sending out his jab and right hand. Body kick lands. Straight right. Chikadze stuffs a takedown. One minute in. Lead left by Chikadze, 1-2 from Emmers. 1-2-2. Stiff jab after eating an overhand, another straight right. Chikadze counter just misses. Big counter rights from Emmers. Double left by Chikadze, nice exchange. Two minutes to go. Lead right from Emmers, jab behind it. Both land their power hands. Anotehr jab from Emmers. Lead right. Two minutes to go.

Counter right by Chikadze met by a jab. Lead right, failed shot by Emmers. Chikadze combination, good right hand. 2-3 from Emmers with a minute to go, clean right behind it. Chikadze forces him back. Big counter right by Emmers. Lovely reactive takedown into guard. Chikadze brings up his legs for a triangle, eats heavy punches for his trouble. 10-9 Emmers.

Final result: Chikadze def. Emmers by split decision


135 lbs.: Danaa Batgerel vs. Guido Cannetti

Round 1: Cannetti knocks him over with a low kick, can’t capitalize. Low kick exchange. Hard counter right by Danaa. Brutal exchange near the fence. Counter 2-3 this time by the Mongolian. Cannetti tries a head kick, eats a straight right. One minute in. Cannetti again gets countered throwing a naked low kick. Danaa pressuring, keeping him near the fence. 1-2. Cannetti with a sharp straight left in return. TO the body this time. Two minutes in. Low kick exchange, knee from Cannetti. Danaa cracks him with a three-piece. He answers a body kick with a 1-2. Cannetti steps in with a lead left, leaves his right hand low, and gets absolutely demolished by a counter left. A few more punches and it’s over.

Final result: Danaa def. Cannetti by KO (punches)