Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to its state-of-the-art APEX facility TONIGHT (Sat., Sept. 19, 2020) in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the UFC Vegas 11 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, topped by a welterweight showdown between former interim titleholder Colby Covington and ex-division kingpin Tyron Woodley. Elsewhere on the main card, which airs exclusively on ESPN+, Welterweight veterans Donald Cerrone and Niko Price hook ‘em up for a spot in the 170-pound rankings, while Khamzat Chimaev and Gerald Meerschaert go to war in middleweight action. Rising stars Mackenzie Dern and Johnny Walker will also see battle.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Vegas 11 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 “Covington vs. Woodley.” Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Vegas 11 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC VEGAS 11 QUICK RESULTS:
Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley — Covington def. Woodley by TKO (injury) at 1:19 of Round Five — HIGHLIGHTS!
Donald Cerrone vs. Niko Price — Majority draw (29-27, 28-28 x2)
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gerald Meerschaert — Chimaev def. Meerschaert by KO (punch) at 0:17 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS!
Johnny Walker vs. Ryan Spann — Walker def. Spann by KO (elbows and punches) at 2:43 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS!
Mackenzie Dern vs. Randa Markos — Dern def. Markos by submission (armbar) at 3:44 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS!
Kevin Holland vs. Darren Stewart — Holland def. Stewart by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
David Dvorak vs. Jordan Espinosa — Dvorak def. Espinosa by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Mirsad Bektic vs. Damon Jackson — Jackson def. Bektic by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:21 of Round Three — HIGHLIGHTS!
Mara Romero Borella vs. Mayra Bueno Silva — Silva def. Borella by submission (armbar) at 2:29 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS!
Sarah Alpar vs. Jessica-Rose Clark — Clark def. Alpar by TKO (knees) at 4:21 of Round Three — HIGHLIGHTS!
TJ Laramie vs. Darrick Minner — Minner def. Laramie by submission (guillotine choke) at 0:52 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS!
Journey Newson vs. Randy Costa — Costa def. Newson by KO (head kick and punches) at 0:41 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS!
Andre Ewell vs. Irwin Rivera — Ewell def. Rivera by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
Tyson Nam vs. Jerome Rivera — Nam def. Rivera by TKO (punches) at 0:34 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS!
UFC VEGAS 11 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
170 lbs.: Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley
Round 1: Woodley reaching with his lead hand, avoids a body kick. Low kick exchange. Covington shoots under a right hand and takes him down into guard. Left hands from Covington a minute in. Woodley keeping his guard closed. He uses the fence to try and stand, makes it to his feet. Covington throwing some knees. Woodley separates. Two minutes in. Woodley jabs the body. Left hand from Covington, avoids a counter two-piece. Woodley to the body with a right, takes a body kick. Two minutes to go.
Covington 1-2. Hard right hand lands and he ties up. Elbows landing. One minute to go. Hard elbows on the break. Covington puts him on the fence again. 10-9 Covington.
Round 2: Covington tries a head kick, lands a left hand. Right hand lands for Woodley. Covington counters a low kick. Body kick connects for him. Jumping knee attempt into a level change. One minute in. They separate 30 minutes later. Covington tries a combo. Body kick lands. Woodley backing himself to the fence. Single-leg from Woodley and he sprawls on Covington two minutes in. Holding onto a guillotine grip, loses it as he defends. Elbow by Covington on the break. Woodley turning in his usual performance. Two minutes to go.
Woodley lands a body shot and ties up. Covington reverses on the fence. They separate. One minute to go. Body kick from Covington. Woodley with a right downstairs and leg kick. Superman punch lands for him. Covington with a nice right hand, takes a couple of rights on the break. Jumping knee attempt, Woodley tries a right hand at the bell. 10-9 Covington.
Round 3: Woodley tries an early combo, takes a finger to the eye. Looking more aggressive to start the round. Body kicks from Covington. Right hook connects. Body and low kicks. One minute in. Swiping left. Woodley misses a two-piece, gets taken to the fence. Covington looking for a single-leg. Woodley with some body knees two minutes in. Elbow from Covington. Woodley reverses, gets reversed. Two minutes to go.
Covington still grinding on the fence. One minute to go. Woodley pushes him away, gets pushed right back. He shoves Covington off in the waning seconds. Covington ties right back up. 10-9 Covington.
Round 4: Covington tries a head kick, takes a body kick. Another. Covington shoots once again. One minute in. Woodley defending, doing little else. Covington takes him down. On top in half guard. Full guard two minutes in. Covington chipping away. Woodley sporting a cut. Two minutes to go.
Woodley appears to have given up. Doing literally nothing to stand. One minute to go. 10-8 Covington.
Round 5: Covington backs him to the fence again. Woodley falls short with a right hand. Covington shoots behind a left hand, takes him down despite a guillotine attempt. Woodley suddenly shouts in pain, indicating a potential rib injury, and the ref stops it.
Final result: Covington def. Woodley by TKO (injury)
170 lbs.: Donald Cerrone vs. Niko Price
Round 1: Price tries an early combo, eats a leg kick. Glancing head kick and right hand from Price, who denies a level change. Opening up on the fence. Brutal elbows by Price. Counter right by Cerrone. Double jab exchange, then a right hand buzzes Cerrone. More heavy shots by Price. Cerrone answers with a couple of hard knees to the body. He ties up, takes some knees downstairs, lands one of his own. Price puts him on the fence. Trading knees. Cerrone’s look harder two minutes in. Head kick attempt on the break. 1-2-1 from Cerrone, body kick, uppercut. He takes a finger in the eye. Price lands a right hand when they resume. Body kick lands as he presses forward. Two minutes to go.
Nice exchange in the center. Brief clinch, body kick and jab from Cerrone. Head kick attempt. Price right hand, Cerrone leg kick. Left hook by Price as he’s backed to the fence. One minute to go. Price doubles up the left hook and avoids a head kick. Cerrone shoots, stuffed. Stiff jab lands. Lead right cross and another finger in Cerrone’s eye. Ref takes a point. They end the round trading heat. Heavy Cerrone leg kick. 9-9.
Round 2: Price looking for leg kicks early. Cerrone lands a jab in combination. Left hook lands for Price among the leg kicks. Liver shot to knee. One minute in. Cerrone lands a stiff jab after taking a body kick. Left hook from Price, heavy left by Cerrone in return. Cerrone landing his jab consistently. Combination from Cerrone. They trade combos two minutes in. Exchanging in the center. Cerrone tries a knee, rips the body. Spinning back kick to the body. Cerrone eats a jab as he feints a level change. Trading in the center. Two minutes to go.
Heavy right cross lands for Cerrone, who takes a body kick and combination in return. Solid shots from Price. Cerrone with a body kick. Brief clinch. Cerrone lands a jab, then a lead elbow soon after. One minute to go. Good exchanges. Left hand from Cerrone, low-high two-piece. Body shot. Cerrone tries a spinning kick, blocks a body kick and catches the next one. 10-9 Cerrone.
Round 3: Price looking for leg kicks to start. Cerrone catches a front kick and takes him down, can’t keep him there. Jab exchange. One minute in. Cerrone left hand, eats a right, lands a body kick. Lefts from Price. Low kicks. Cerrone low kick in return. Both of them poke each other’s eyes at the same time, though neither takes much time. Two minutes in. They trade in the center. Cerrone again shoots off a low kick and hops onto Price’s back. Price wriggles out with two minutes to go.
Price stands over Cerrone and waves him up. Cerrone to the body. Again. Low kick from Price, left hand exchange. Hard lefts by Cerrone. Price steps into the clinch, gives up double unders with a minute to go. Cerrone lands a head kick on the break. Price still plodding forward, getting picked off. Big shots by both men. Price catches a body kick and shoots, denied. Cerrone tries a final head kick. 10-9 Cerrone.
Final result: Majority draw
185 lbs.: Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Round 1: Chimaev tries a body kick as he advances, then puts Meerschaert to sleep with a single right hand against the fence.
Final result: Chimaev def. Meerschaert by KO (punch)
205 lbs.: Johnny Walker vs. Ryan Spann
Round 1: Low kick and sharp right hand from Walker. Spann answers with a counter left and a takedown against the fence. Walker makes it back to his feet, Spann still attached. Spann keeping him against the fence. One minute in. Over-unders. Walker reverses, reversed in turn. Walker manages to separage and fires a front kick, only to get crumpled by a left hand. Spann follows him down into mount, loses position looking for another left hand drops Walker again. Spann shoots, only to eat a storm of hammerfists. Elbows and punches as he defends and there’s the finish.
Final result: Walker def. Spann by KO (elbows and punches)
115 lbs.: Mackenzie Dern vs. Randa Markos
Round 1: Markos looking for punches as Dern steps in. Dern slips and Markos follows her down, only to get caught in a triangle. One minute in. Markos posturing, trying to keep Dern from cinching it tighter. Landing short right hands as she defends. Dern switches to an omoplata sweep and ends up on top in side control. Now full mount, back to half guard two minutes in. Short elbows from Dern, trying to get her ankle out. Two minutes to go.
Dern extracts her arm and bears down on an armbar. Markos defending so far. Hammerfists from Dern. She continues to adjust and crank and there’s the tap.
Final result: Dern def. Markos by submission (armbar)
185 lbs.: Kevin Holland vs. Darren Stewart
Round 1: Stewart looks for an early counter right, lands the next one. Holland lands a right cross and some clinch knees as they jockey for position. Holland puts him on the fence, then eats a shot to the groin. They restart at range and swing leather. Jabs from Holland, low kick from Stewart. One minute in. Holland tries a head kick. Stewart lands a leg kick, answers a right hand with a heavy combination, starts chasing. Holland walks him into a counter uppercut and they slug it out against the fence. Holland ties him up. Two minutes in. Knee from Holland. Foot stomps, boxing the ears. Trading hammerfists to the thigh. Holland trying shoulder strikes. Two minutes to go.
Continuing to whack each other in the clinch. Holland separates. Side kick and awkward 1-2. Stewart slips a combo. One minute to go. Counter 3-2 lands for Holland afte rthey stomp each other’s knees. Stewart catches a kick and takes him to the fence. Holland gets an underhook to deny it. Rear waist lock, head kick attempt on the break. 10-9 Holland.
Round 2: Low kick lands for Holland. He tries to counter Stewart’s response. Stewart catches a kick and takes him down. Now standing over Holland. One minute in. Kicking at Holland’s legs. Holland throws some leg kicks off of his back. Ref stands them up. Stewart checks a leg kick. Jab exchange. Two minutes in. Holland calf kicks. Counter 3-2 by Holland, jumping knee attempt. Stewart lands a leg kick, eats a counter left. Long right by Holland pushes Stewart back, eats a stiff jab in return. Two minutes to go.
Low kick from Holland. Stewart answers in kind. Holland changes levels, gets sprawled on. Stewart looking for a guillotine. Holland separates after taking some punches. Both land punches inside. Holland straight right, Stewart jab. 360 body kick by Holland with a minute to go. Teep to the midsection, leg kick. Stewart lands a jab, denies a takedown. Nice knees by Holland as he ties up. Stewart slams him at the bell. 10-9 Holland.
Round 3: Counter 3-2 from Holland. Both swing in the center. Stewart catches a kick, eats right hands, takes him down. Holland gets back to his feet and tries to grab an ankle, taken down anyway. Back up a minute in. He grabs a kimura, uses it to roll through. Stewart stays attached and puts him back on the fence. Jockeying for position. They trade knees inside. Two minutes in. Stewart separates. Good punches from Holland as they trade. 2-3 lands. He shoots, denied, takes him to the fence. Jockeying for position. Hard elbow by Stewart with two minutes to go.
Trading position on the fence. Stewart dumps him down into half guard. Landing punches. One minute to go. Holland trying to elbow off of his back, eats bigger ones in return. Stewart continuing to land, talking trash as he does. 10-9 Stewart.
Final result: Holland def. Stewart by split decision
125 lbs.: David Dvorak vs. Jordan Espinosa
Round 1: Espinosa answers a low kick with a right cross. Another low kick knocks Espinosa to his rear for a moment. Low kick and head kick attempt from Espinosa in return. One minute in. Espinosa goes southpaw, eats a counter right. More calf kicks by Dvorak. Espinosa lands a right cross. 2-3 falls short. Quick exchange. Two minutes in. Dvorak answers a low kick with a combination. Counter left catches Espinosa coming in. Espinosa shoots, denied. They trade in the center. Brief clinch with two minutes to go.
Espinosa tries to answer a calf kick with a 1-2. Counter left by Dvorak. Espinosa head kick falls short. Another calf kick by Dvorak with a minute to go. Espinosa lands one of his own. Dvorak tries a body kick, avoids a head kick. Spin attempt. 10-9 Dvorak.
Round 2: Espinosa flicking out left hands, eats a heavy calf kick that makes him switch stance. Dvorak blocks a haed kick. Espinosa steps in with a knee, eats counters a minute in. Leg kick lands for him and he tries to shoot after taking a low kick, denied. Another low kick by Dvorak met by an oblique kick. Hard right hand exchange. Two minutes in. Left hand lands for Espinosa. Clean counter right comes back at him not long after. Combination by Dvorak with two minutes to go.
Espinosa lands a stiff jab. Both fire right hands and tie up. Combination by Dvorak met by a body jab. Big counter right and calf kick by the Czech. Right hand to the body. Yet another calf kick with a minute to go. Espinosa leg kick, combination from Dvorak in return. Another calf kick and these are really bothering Espinosa, though he lands one in return. Dvorak tries a combo, fires low kicks. 10-9 Dvorak.
Round 3: Early low kick from Dvorak. He catches a leg and they trade in the clinch. Another calf kick. Espinosa low kick a minute in. Counter left catches Espinosa kicking. Body shots. They trade right hands after Dvorak lands another calf kick. Two minutes in. Espinosa nearly catches him leaning with a head kick. Right hook lands. Good counter right by Dvorak. He eats a right cross in return. Calf kick again. Two minutes to go.
Another one briefly buckles Espinosa. 3-2 attempt as they collide. Espinosa leg kick. Right hook lands. One minute to go. Right cross lands for Espinosa, who again wobbles from a calf kick. Dvorak tries to open up, eats a counter. Spinning back fist attempt. 10-9 Dvorak.
Final result: Dvorak def. Espinosa by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Mirsad Bektic vs. Damon Jackson
Round 1: Bektic shoots in the opening seconds and dumps him to the mat against the fence. On top in half guard. Jackson gets back to his feet, dragged right back down. Bektic punching from turtle, nearly takes the back, denies a guillotine as he re-establishes half guard. Ref tells Bektic he punched Jackson in the back in the head. Bektic pleads his case, but they stand them up anyway. Bektic eats a right, lands a left hook, takes Jackson down into half guard as “The Leech” locks up a guillotine. Bektic pulls his head free, so Jackson scoots to the fence. Two minutes in. Jackson tries to hit the switch and Bektic digs knees to the body. Jackson threatening a kimura, cranks on it as Bektic steps into side control and steps over his head. Bektic again escapes and continues to land in transition. Two minutes to go.
Bektic looking for the back. Staying heavy, landing hard punches. Jackson turns into a single-leg attempt. Bektic answers by again looking for the back with a minute to go. He stays heavy until just before the bell, firing hammerfists in the waning seconds. 10-9 Bektic.
Round 2: Bektic shoots in behind a front kick and takes him down into half guard. Jackson wraps up another guillotine and this one looks tighter. Bektic stacking him, patiently looking to work his head free. One minute in. He gets it out, looks for the back. Jackson tries to hit the switch and Bektic gets a hook in.Now both. He tries to switch to an arm triangle, retakes the back. Two minutes in. Jackson gets back to his feet, grabs onto a kimura. Bektic defending, passes to half guard. He grabs top turtle with two minutes to go.
Jackson trying to use the fence to stand, gives up his back again. Bektic loses the hooks, maintains the body lock. One minute to go. Hammerfists from the back. Now it’s Bektic hunting a guillotine, making a nice transition from the back that we’ve seen from Jack Hermansson. Jackson using the fence to invert, ends up on top. Solid elbows. 10-9 Bektic.
Round 3: Martin pressing forward, looking for combos, puts him on the fence. Bektic gets over-unders and reverses. Looking for a single-leg, gets him to his knees. Jackson looking for a guillotine again, manages to sweep into mount a minute in. This one gets the tap.
Final result: Jackson def. Bektic by submission (guillotine choke)
125 lbs.: Mara Romero Borella vs. Mayra Bueno Silva
Round 1: Early jab from Borella. Low kick from Silva in return, eats a right hand. Borella shoots under a 1-2 and takes her to the fence. She drags her down into guard with a body lock. Borella postures up for some strikes as Silva looks for armbars a minute in. Nice hammerfists. Silva trying to set up a triangle but has a hand pinned. Now she gets her hand out two minutes in. She switches to an armbar and that gets the tap.
Final result: Silva def. Borella by submission (armbar)
135 lbs.: Sarah Alpar vs. Jessica-Rose Clark
Round 1: Clark lands a good right hand early on. They exchange. Counter right lands, then a left hook in combination. Right hook from Alpar connects. She shoots under a left hand and takes her down on the fence. Clark pops back up a minute in. Alpar looking for trips. Single-leg attempt, eats a Browne elbow. Clark grabs a guillotine as she defends, lets it go. She sprawls on a level change, lands Browne elbows. Two minutes to go.
Knee from Clark. Alpar still grinding on the fence, eats elbows. Clark grabs a rear waist lock and lands shots. Alpar defending with a kimura grip. One minute to go. Clark drags her to her knees, Alpar surrenders half guard while looking for the kimura. Loses it. Clark passes to side control in the waning seconds. 10-9 Clark.
Round 2: Clark looks for early punches, taken down, back to her feet. Alpar grinding on the fence. Knee from Clark. Browne elbows. Alpar looks for a single-leg, denied by a whizzer. One minute in. They trade knees as Clark reverses. Heavy elbows from Clark on the break. Straight right catches Alpar spinning, Clark ties up on the fence. They separate. Alpar answers a leg kick with a body shot. Counters from Clark. Alpar looks for another reactive takedown and takes her to the fence. Two minutes to go.
Heavy Browne elbows and hammerfists from Clark. Alpar tries to sit throw, eats a right hand and knee before changing levels again. Clark looking for the back. One minute to go. Knees to the body, right hands to the head. Now hunting the RNC. More elbows and punches before the bell. 10-9 Clark.
Round 3: Clark sprawls on another early takedown. Alpar just holding onto a low single. More elbows from Clark. One minute in. She separates. Front kick to the body, heavy right hand and knee. Alpar falls to her rear right as Clark blasts her with a knee. The ref separates them on suspicion of an illegal knee, but her butt wasn’t on the floor; the knee was legal. They restart with Clark blasting her with punches on the ground. Elbow, knee, elbow, knee. Alpar changes levels. Clark denies and takes top position, looking for an arm triangle. Now pounding from the back. They need to stop this. Chris Tognoni is an idiot. Back to mount, more pounding with two minutes to go.
Stop the fight. This is over. One minute to go. Brutal knees as Alpar stands and they finally stop it.
Final result: Clark def. Alpar by TKO (knees)
145 lbs.: TJ Laramie vs. Darrick Minner
Round 1: Minner looks for counters and changes levels, denied. Mauling clinchwork. Laramie reverses, looks to change levels as Minner looks for a guillotine. Minner jumps guard for it and there’s the tap.
Final result: Minner def. Laramie by submission (guillotine choke)
135 lbs.: Journey Newson vs. Randy Costa
Round 1: Tentative start. Costa slowly advancing. He fakes a left hand, then obliterates Newson with a clean head kick. Two follow-up right hands and out go the lights.
Final result: Costa def. Newson by KO (head kick and punches)
135 lbs.: Andre Ewell vs. Irwin Rivera
Round 1: Rivera tries a head kick partway through the first minute. Ewell with a jab downstairs, takes a leg kick a minute in. Ewell 1-2, targeting the body. Again. Quick blitz from Rivera, who gets a kick caught and eats left hands as he stands. Rivera tries to shoot, denied, shoots again, eats a hard knee. Stiff jab by Ewell two minutes in. Flying knee and elbow from Ewell. He denies another shot. Jab to the body. Front kicks downstairs. 1-2 to the body, blocked head kick. Rivera tries a combo with two minutes to go, lands on the counter.
Body kick from Ewell. 1-2 lands for Rivera, then a swiping right hook. Ewell to the body once again. Rivera answers with a long right, eats counters. Flying knee by Rivera draws a smile. He shoots again, sprawled on again with a minute to go. Ewell looking for the back, can’t get the hooks in. Now he gets two in with 20 seconds left. Rivera sweeps as he denies an arm triangle. Short elbows. 10-9 Ewell.
Round 2: Rivera sending out combinations in the early goign. Another shot denied. One minute in. Ewell lands a jab, both miss with their lefts. Rivera low kick. Rivera tries a spinning back kick and follows up with a two-piece. Straight left from Ewell in return. Body shots from Ewell. Two minutes in. Check hook connects. Rivera with a leg kick in return, eats a straight left. Ewell continuing to plug the body with straight punches. Rivera looking for Superman punches, goes high with a head kick. Two minutes to go.
Counter left catches Rivera jumping. Good combo by Ewell. Body kick lands. Rivera with a pair of inside low kicks. Counter right by Ewell as Rivera whiffs on an uppercut. Rivera responds with some body shots. One minute to go. More Rivera low kicks. Ewell rips him with an uppercut in return. Rivera with a Superman 1-2 and a hard right hand that seems to sting him for a second. 1-2 by Ewell, counters a left after Rivera fakes a shot. Rivera tries another shot, denied, lands on the break. Hard leg kick. 10-9 Ewell.
Round 3: Rivera lands to the body, takes some front kicks in return. Rivera head kick just misses. Spinning back kick attempt, jumping switch kick met by a counter. One minute in. Ewell low kick and straight. Rivera pops him with some jabs in return. Both men jab the body. Right hook to straight left downstairs by Ewell. Two minutes in. Heavy combo by Ewell, capped off by a right hook. Straight left lands. Rivera lands a long series of jabs. Ewell with a knee and straight in response. Ewell tries a wheel kick, Rivera flurries in response. Two minutes to go.
More Ewell body kicks, hard Rivera low kicks in response. Sharp 1-2 by Ewell. Rivera shoots under a left, eats a right hand on the exit. Another 1-2 from Ewell. Straight left, check hook. Rivera lands a combination with a minute to go. Spinning back kick attempt. Another straight left from Ewell. Rivera lands a right hook in return. Ewell picking at him in the center. Rivera left hand kicks off a brief slugfest. Rivera shoots at the bell and fires elbows from guard. 10-9 Ewell.
Final result: Ewell def. Rivera by split decision
135 lbs.: Tyson Nam vs. Jerome Rivera
Round 1: Nam orthodox, Rivera southpaw. Nam looks for jabs, takes a side kick to the midsection. Low kicks from Rivera. One minute in. Rivera still sending out kicks, backs away from Nam’s right hands. More Rivera low kicks, more short rights from Nam. Rivera with a low kick to left hook. Two minutes in. Rivera continuing to pick away with kicks. Nam advances, goes low-high against the fence. Overhand right lands for him. Two minutes to go.
Nam answers a low kick with another right hand. Starting to pressure a bit. Inside low kick visibly bothers him. He tries a combo on the fence. Rivera tries a Superman punch, lands a knee, takes a right hand on the break. Nam with a combination on the fence. Rivera lands a spinning elbow without much commitment, eats a left hook upstairs. Low kicks from Nam. Body shot lands. He ties up in the waning seconds. 10-9 Rivera.
Round 2: More low kicks from Rivera, but Nam finally times the counter right perfectly for a knockdown. Nam follows him down into guard and opens up with punches until the ref steps in.
Final result: Nam def. Rivera by TKO (punches)