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UFC 248 results, recap, and link wrap-up: Romero lays an egg, Zhang retains in brutal classic

UFC 248 is in the books, producing the best fight of the year, as well as the worst, during the “Adesanya vs. Romero” pay-per-view (PPV) action last Sat. night (March 7, 2020) on ESPN+ from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The middleweight headliner between division kingpin Israel Adesanya and power-punching contender Yoel Romero was an absolute bust, as fans suffered through five rounds of ... well, just about nothing. The strawweight co-main event, however, gave us the greatest women’s MMA fight of all time thanks to champion Weili Zhang and former titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

Longtime veterans Beneil Dariush, Neil Magny, and Alex Oliveira also went home with victories.

If you happened to miss last Saturday night’s championship showdowns or the wall-to-wall coverage we brought fans right here at, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a complete UFC 248 link wrap-up below.

Here’s a list of some of the most important headlines from this past weekend.

UFC 248: The Fights

Live results and play-by-play
Israel Adesanya defeats Yoel Romero — Highlights
Weili Zhang outlasts Joanna Jedrzejczyk — Highlights
Beneil Dariush crushes Drakkar Klose — Recap
Sean O’Malley smashes Jose Quinonez — Highlights
Gerald Meerschaert taps out Deron Winn — Highlights
Rodolfo Vieira schools Saparbek Safarov — Highlights
Danaa Batgerel stops Guido Cannetti — Highlights

UFC 248: Post-Fight Housekeeping

Post-fight press conference video
Bonuses and awards
UFC 248 event recap
Biggest winners, losers
Next matches to make
UFC 248 salaries
Dana White reacts (unfavorably) to main event
Joanna Jedrzejczyk grew a second head

Other Notable Stories From Last Weekend:

Slap-happy Brian Ortega tossed from UFC 248
Justin Gaethje ready to punch Dana White
Watch first press conference for UFC 249
Dana White wants Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes 2
Conor McGregor has an opinion
Michael Bisping believes he can beat Israel Adesanya
Daniel Cormier won’t swim under Jon Jones’ bridge
Latest episode of Two-Point Deduction podcast

That should just about cover it.

UFC will return to action this weekend with the UFC Fight Night 170: “Lee vs. Oliveira” combat sports extravaganza on ESPN+, taking place inside Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil, on Sat., March 14, 2020 (more on that card here).

For even more upcoming UFC events click here.

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