UFC 269 live stream results and play-by-play updates will start to trickle in RIGHT HERE at approximately 6 p.m. ET on Sat. night (Dec. 11, 2021) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier lightweight title fight tops the ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV) main card, which also features a women’s bantamweight championship match between Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena, as well as the flyweight debut of Cody Garbrandt, who looks to announce his 125-pound arrival at the expense of savvy veteran Kai Kara-France. Welterweight bangers Santiago Ponzinibbio and Geoff Neal, as well as 135-pound upstarts Sean O’Malley and Raulian Paiva, will also see action this weekend in “Sin City.”
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 269 fight card below, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN2/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 “Oliveira vs. Poirier.” Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 269 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 269 QUICK RESULTS:
Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier — Oliveira def. Poirier by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:02 of Round Three — HIGHLIGHTS
Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena — Pena def. Nunes by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:23 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
Geoff Neal vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio — Neal def. Ponzinibbio by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Cody Garbrandt vs. Kai Kara-France — Kara-France def. Garbrandt by TKO (punches) at 3:21 of Round One
Sean O’Malley vs. Raulian Paiva — O’Malley def. Paiva by TKO (punches) at 4:42 of Round One
Josh Emmett vs. Dan Ige — Emmett def. Ige by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Dominick Cruz vs. Pedro Munhoz — Cruz def. Munhoz by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Augusto Sakai vs. Tai Tuivasa — Tuivasa def. Sakai by KO (punches) at 0:26 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
Bruno Silva vs. Jordan Wright — Silva def. Wright by TKO (punches) at 1:28 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Eryk Anders vs. Andre Muniz — Muniz def. Anders by submission (armbar) at 3:13 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Erin Blanchfield vs. Miranda Maverick — Blanchfield def. Maverick by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Ryan Hall vs. Darrick Minner — Hall def. Minner by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-27)
Randy Costa vs. Tony Kelley — Kelley def. Costa by TKO (elbows) at 4:15 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
Priscila Cachoeira vs. Gillian Robertson — Robertson def. Cachoeira by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:59 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
UFC 269 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
155 lbs.: UFC Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier
Round 1: Oliveira takes the center to start. Trading at close range. Right hook briefly drops Oliveira, who pops back to his feet and continues to push forward. Trading uppercuts inside. Right cross from Oliveira, absorbs some heavy shots. Nice body knee from the champ a minute in. Another one 20 seconds later. Poirier straight left, Oliveira uppercut. Oliveira puts him on the fence. Poirier counters the takedown with a whizzer, eats a knee, then separates two minutes in. Right hand and body kick from Oliveira. Solid lefts by Poirier. Oliveira slips and Poirier tries to open up on the fence. Another knee by Oliveira. Good Poirier right hook. Two minutes to go.
Slick uppercut lands for Oliveira. Straight left from Poirier, then a right hook that takes out Oliveira’s legs. Poirier follows into guard, then separates when Oliveira gets his wits back. Heavy straight lefts sting Oliveira. Poirier opening up on the fence. 3-2 by Oliveira with a minute to go, then a hook that stings Poirier. Two straight lefts from the challenger. 3-2. Lead left lands clean. Another. Oliveira tries a flying knee. Spinning back fist misses as well. 10-9 Poirier.
Round 2: Jab exchange. Straight right from Oliveira, knee, elbow. Good knee upstairs. Poirier using the whizzer well in the clinch. Oliveira looks for the back, slips off, looks for an omoplata. Poirier tries to roll out and Oliveira ends up on top in guard a minute in. Poirier just holding on. Hard elbows from Oliveira two minutes in. Digging his forearms and elbows into Poirier’s neck to set up elbows. Two minutes to go.
More elbows from the champ. One minute to go. Continuing to sneak in shots as Poirier tries to tie him up. He postures up for some bigger shots before the bell. 10-9 Oliveira.
Round 3: Sneaky elbow from Oliveira, who shoots in and jumps onto Poirier’s back. One hook in, now both. Looking for the standing RNC. It’s in deep and there’s the tap.
Final result: Oliveira def. Poirier by submission (rear naked choke)
135 lbs.: UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena
Round 1: Early low kick knocks Pena on her butt. Nunes lets her up. Pena checks the next one. Pena tries a flurry. Right hand exchange a minute in. Counter knocks Pena down again. Nunes follows her down this time. Pena turns it into a takedown attempt. Outside reap puts Nunes on top two minutes in. Quick pass to half guard. Now the back. Pena manages to slip out and regain half guard with two minutes to go.
Nunes holding onto the front headlock. One minute to go. Pena looking for a kimura, can’t get the sweep. Still looking for the kimura, but Nunes waits it out and pops her arm free in the waning seconds. 10-9 Nunes.
Round 2: Jab exchange. Pena answers a low kick with a 1-2. Good trades, neither landing super clean. There’s some nice combos from Pena and Nunes looks stung. Huge right hand from the champ and now it’s Pena on the retreat. Nunes swinging. Wild exchanges. Big left hook by Pena. Nunes cracks her with a jab in return. Two minutes in. Hard low kick by Nunes. Continuing to trade heat. Heavy rights land for Nunes. Pena giving back as good as she’s getting. Trading jabs. Two minutes to go.
Big combo from Pena forces Nunes back to the fence and a body lock takedown puts her on top. Nunes gives up her back trying to stand and Pena wraps up the RNC, forcing a quick tap. What an upset.
Final result: Pena def. Nunes by submission (rear naked choke)
170 lbs.: Geoff Neal vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Round 1: Low kicks from Neal. One minute in. Head kick attempt. Ponzinibbio warned a second time for outstretched fingers. 1-1-2 falls short. Neal straight left two minutes in. Ponzinibbio comes back with a low kick, shrugs off a head kick. Ponzinibbio warned yet again for outstretched fingers. Combination lands for Neal, who avoids a long right cross. 1-2 lands with two minutes to go.
Neal doing a solid job keeping Ponzinibbio at a distance. Right hook connects. Ponzinibbio tries a head kick, lands a jab. Neal with a straight left against the fence. One minute to go. 2-3 from Ponzinibbio and a straight right behind it. Neal pops him with a straight left in return, then a low blow a bit later. Ponzinibbio comes back throwing. Head kick attempt. 10-9 Neal.
Round 2: Low kicks from Ponzinibbio this time. He fires a pair of 1-2s. One minute in. Trading potshots. Neal tries a head kick, lands a straight left. Ponzinibbio fires a double-leg two minutes in. It takes a bit, but he gets Neal to his seat. Neal pops right back up. Back to trading punches. Low kick and 1-2 from Ponzinibbio. Neal straight left. Two minutes to go.
Ponzinibbio 1-2 and low kick. Body shot. Firing more 1-2s. He’s outworking Neal this round. One minute to go. Ponzinibbio shoots, falls well short. 1-2 from Neal that Ponzinibbio claims was an eye poke. Check right hook sends Ponzinibbio to a knee for a moment. 10-9 Ponzinibbio.
Round 3: 2-3 lands for Ponzinibbio, Neal comes back with a combo of his own. Straight left from Neal. Right hook seems to knock Ponzinibbio off-balance for a moment. He comes back with a right cross. Low kicks from Ponzinibbio. Jabs upstairs. 2-3. Neal tries a combo and head kick. Straight left met by a Ponzinibbio left hook two minutes in. Ponzinibbio low kick. Again, Neal’s just not doing enough. Left hook from Ponzinibbio, 1-2 from Neal. Ponzinibbio 1-2. Two minutes to go.
Ponzinibbio continuing to send out 1-2s. Straight left comes back at him. Good low kick from the Argentinean, then a straight right. Two more big straight rights met by a straight left. One minute to go. Hard three-piece by Neal, his best sequence in a while. Slapping right hook soon after. 1-2. Heavy straight lefts land for him. 2-3 from Ponzinibbio in response. Ponzinibbio comes out throwing, lands a leg kick. Close round; it’ll come down to whether Neal stole it in the last minute. I’m giving it to Ponzinibbio on the early volume. 10-9 Ponzinibbio.
Final result: Neal def. Ponzinibbio by split decision
125 lbs.: Cody Garbrandt vs. Kai Kara-France
Round 1: Low kick from Garbrandt to start. Fancy sweep attempt. One minute in. Both men focusing on kicks. Garbrandt tries a counter two-piece. Kara-France head kick attempt. Two minutes in. Garbrandt counter right answers a low kick. Kara-France comes back with a counter right that floors Garbrandt. Garbrandt shoots, rebuffed, eats another right hand, hits a reactive shot. Kara-France scrambles back to his feet. Stiff jab with two minutes to go.
Kara-France stalking forward. Overhand rights and uppercuts punctuate another monster flurry from Kara-France and Garbrandt hits the ground unconscious. He wakes up on impact, but it’s too late.
Final result: Kara-France def. Garbrandt by TKO (punches)
135 lbs.: Sean O’Malley vs. Raulian Paiva
Round 1: Paiva catches a kick, can’t do anything with it. Oblique kick from O’Malley. One minute in. O’Malley body kick strays low. Jab lands for him when they resume. Paiva low kick. Continuing to steadily advance. O’Malley tries a front kick, eats a counter. Two minutes in. Very tentative fight so far. There’s a clean straight left from O’Malley. Another soon after. Paiva body kick. Two minutes to go.
Low kicks land for Paiva. Jab and 1-2 from O’Malley in return. Both whiff on combinations. One minute to go. Right cross by Paiva, tries to rush with a three-piece. Right cross by O’Malley, then an overhand that briefly sends Paiva to his knees. O’Malley pours it on, denies a level change, then pummels Paiva until he crumples.
Final result: O’Malley def. Paiva by TKO (punches)
145 lbs.: Josh Emmett vs. Dan Ige
Round 1: Ige looks for a leg kick to start. Emmett fires an overhand right that slips around Ige’s guard and puts him on his seat. Emmett follows him down, but Ige catches a knee on the way up and takes him down a minute in. Emmett nearly sweeps, but Ige bulls him back down and hunts for the back. Emmett continues to scramble and ends up on top in side control. Right hand on the way up. Two minutes in. Two-piece from Ige. Low kick. Both look for right crosses. Two minutes to go.
Ige lands a series of jabs. Still working behind it. One minute to go. Both staying at range. Emmett tries a counter 2-3. Rush attempt. They trade at close range. 10-9 Emmett.
Round 2: Early flurry from Ige. Nice body shot. Clubbing left hook around the guard. Low-high. Emmett digs a right downstairs. One minute in. Ige circling, Emmett stalking. Ige shoots, gets sprawled on, eats a left on the exit. Ige eats a shot on the guard and rocks Emmett with a left hook. He’s stalking, shoots, denied. Emmett with a left on the break two minutes in. Back to the jab goes Ige. Two minutes to go.
Clubbing right from Ige, body kick behind it. Counter hook and jab. Emmett lands a 1-2. One minute to go. Next 1-2 falls short. Ige with a counter right. Slick left uppercut. Emmett forces him back, tries a combo. Good exchange in the center, counter right by Ige. 10-9 Ige.
Round 3: Body shot from Ige as he avoids a combo. Emmett falls short with combos, connects with an overhand right. Ige jab snaps Emmett’s head back. Low kick. One minute in. Low kick and left hook. Emmett suddenly stings him with a two-piece, though he can’t follow up. Two minutes in. Ige going back to the jab. Solid overhand right. Emmett with a left hook and glancing overhand. Two minutes to go.
Ige circling, blocking a large chunk of what’s coming his way. Tentative stretch. Ige shoots, denied. One minute to go. Jab exchange. Ige fakes Emmett out with a level change. Head kick just misses. 1-3 by Ige, clean uppercut behind it. Emmett with a late left hook. 10-9 Ige.
Final result: Emmett def. Ige by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Dominick Cruz vs. Pedro Munhoz
Round 1: Cruz mobile as always. Low kick from Munhoz. Cruz tries his own. He ducks a high kick and comes back with a 1-2, then another behind it. One minute in. Solid two-piece answered by a Munhoz body kick. Cruz tries a single-leg, can’t get it. Long right lands for him, 1-2 behind it. Two minutes in. Another long right by Cruz, who ducks right into a jab that drops him. Cruz scrambles up, eats another left and hits the deck again. Scrambling for his life. Cruz somehow survives, waits things out a bit on the ground, then gets back to the feet. 1-1-2 from Munhoz, 1-2 from Cruz with two minutes to go.
Low kick by Munhoz. Cruz comes back with a clean combo. Munhoz tries a spinning back kick. Knee tap by Cruz, knee on the way up. One minute to go. Jab from Munhoz. He whiffs on a left hook. Long left hook lands for Cruz. Body kick from Munhoz. Cruz with a clubbing combination to end the round. 10-9 Munhoz.
Round 2: Early combo lands for Cruz. 1-2. Munhoz pops him with a right. One minute in. Cruz catches a body kick, can’t use it. Cruz prods with lefts, lands a 1-2 after checking a leg kick. Next low kick lands for Munhoz, who eats a 1-2 and falls short with his own. Two minutes in. Munhoz shoots, denied. Jab exchange. Cruz with a switching straight left. Munhoz having issues landing the low kicks. Swatting left by Cruz. Two minutes to go.
Solid left uppercut by Cruz as he flurries that opens a cut. Clean combo upstairs. Lengthy flurry. There’s a low kick by Munhoz. Cruz left hook as part of a four-piece. One minute to go. Cruz left hook after catching a kick. 1-2-3. Vicious flurry. Munhoz comes back with a 1-2. 1-2-low kick by Cruz. Another long cross. Four-piece flurry. Munhoz low kick. 10-9 Cruz.
Round 3: Solid exchanges to start the round. 1-2-3 from Cruz a minute in. Low kick by Munhoz. Long two-piece from Cruz. Munhoz catches him with a right hand on the exit, which Cruz tries to answer with combinations. Long right lands for Cruz. Calf kick connects. Two minutes in. Counter knee by Cruz, who shoots and gets rebuffed. Low kick exchange. Brutal 1-2 lands for Cruz. Another clean right cross. Munhoz tries a spinning back kick and eats a left hook. Two minutes to go.
More clean flurries from Cruz. Low kick, abandoned shot. Jabs from Munhoz. One minute to go. Cruz catches a kick, can’t really use it. Low kick exchange. Late flurry by Cruz. One more right hand for good measure. 10-9 Cruz.
Final result: Cruz def. Munhoz by unanimous decision
265 lbs.: Augusto Sakai vs. Tai Tuivasa
Round 1: Low kick lands for Sakai. One minute in. Left hook lands for Tuivasa as he eats another low kick. Tuivasa fires a combo and ties up against the fence. Two minutes in. Knees from Sakai, body punches from Tuivasa. Sakai reverses, lands more knees. They separate with two minutes to go.
Tuivasa follows up a switch overhand left with some clubbing rights against the fence. Sakai trying to land knees. He reverses with a minute to go, fires good knees. One minute to go. Elbow and left hook by Tuivasa get Sakai’s attention. Heavy shots on the break. Tuivasa shoots, denied. More knees from Sakai inside. 10-9 Tuivasa, I think.
Round 2: Early check hook from Tuivasa rattles Sakai once again. Sakai stumbles back to the fence, where Tuivasa unloads with punches until a right hand turns the lights out.
Final result: Tuivasa def. Sakai by KO (punches)
185 lbs.: Bruno Silva vs. Jordan Wright
Round 1: Silva slowly advancing, plenty of kicks from Wright in return. Counter left from Silva, eats a flurry in return. Wright charges in and they trade inside before he puts Silva on the fence. Heavy knees to the body a minute in. Silva responds with a pair of monstrous punches on the break that take Wright’s legs out, then goes in for the kill. Wright tries to roll for his life, but the onslaught is too much for the ref.
Final result: Silva def. Wright by TKO (punches)
185 lbs.: Eryk Anders vs. Andre Muniz
Round 1: Anders tries a combination, eats a low kick. The busier of the two to start. Well-timed shot by Muniz put shim on top a minute in. Side control now. Anders scrambles up, Muniz still attached and trying to put in a hook. Two minutes in. Muniz holding on to the rear waist lock. Now he drags Anders down and puts in both hooks. Muniz looking to transition to an armbar. He’s got it and there’s the tap.
Final result: Muniz def. Anders by submission (armbar)
125 lbs.: Erin Blanchfield vs. Miranda Maverick
Round 1: Blanchfield answering kicks with punches to start. Side kick from Maverick, lead left. Maverick rushes and Blanchfield wraps up a clinch before taking her down to her knees. Solid control from Blanchfield, pulls her back down as she tries to stand. Back up, back down into guard. Two minutes in. Half guard, back to full with two minutes to go.
Maverick works her way back to her feet, Blanchfield still attached. Nice trip puts Blanchfield back on top. Looking to pass. One minute to go. Maverick gets to her knees and stands in the waning seconds. 10-9 Blanchfield.
Round 2: Good early strikes from Blanchfield, who answers a clinch by throwing Blanchfield to the mat and setting up in guard. Looking for a Japanese necktie as Maverick tries to work her way up a minute in. Loses it, good elbows before they separate. Blanchfield fires a double-leg and takes her right back down. She passes right to the crucifix and starts dropping elbows. Two minutes in. Maverick making an effort to get out, survives an americana and gets her arm free. Two minutes to go.
North-south now for Blanchfield. Looking for a kimura setup but struggling to break Maverick’s grip. One minute to go. Potential armbar transition, there it is. Maverick using her legs on Blanchfield’s head to keep her from extending. 10-9 Blanchfield.
Round 3: Maverick tries a head kick and spinning back fist. Definitely fighting like she’s behind. Solid left hand. Another, body kick behind it. Combinations, another left a minute in. Maverick looking for her own takedown. Blanchfield with a nice elbow on the break, then catches a kick for another takedown. Side control two minutes in. Lovely move to Maverick’s back. Hunting the RNC. Maverick regains half guard with two minutes to go.
Side control, attacking the far arm. Short right hands. One minute to go. Full mount, then the back again. Short punches. There’s arguments for 10-8s throughout, but considering the damage, 10-9 Blanchfield.
Final result: Blanchfield def. Maverick by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Ryan Hall vs. Darrick Minner
Round 1: Hall sending out his usual kicks. Minner staying mobile and feinting. Low kick a minute in. Hall rolls for a leg as Minner rushes in. Minner pulls his leg out, tries to take the back, and has to fight off a rolling kneebar. Hunting his own takedown now two minutes in. Hall tries to invert and Minner bails back to the feet. Right hand from Minner. Minner rushes, avoids a roll, hits a takedown into guard before bailint. Two minutes to go.
Another scramble and Hall’s in heel hook position. Transitions to top half guard. One minute to go. Short right hands from Hall. Minner holding onto half guard. 10-9 Minner on damage?
Round 2: Hall steps in with a body kick. Minner with a wild-looking two-piece and a whiffed uppercut. Minner rushes again and Hall rolls. Minner on top in full guard. Minner holding on, playing it safe. Hall switches from a triangle to an armbar, but Minner slams his way out. Two minutes in. Short elbows from Minner. Two minutes to go.
Hall locks up a reverse triangle and lands some solid elbows. More elbows. One minute to go. Looking for a sweep. Bicep slicer-looking position. Hammerfists and punches from Hall. 10-9 Hall.
Round 3: Hall fires a wheel kick, then rolls into another triangle attempt. Minner gets his arm free, but Hall goes for a kneebar. Minner all but kicks him in the face to get out, then goes for his own leglock. Hall on top in half guard, then side control. Full mount. Hall staying heavy. Short punches. Two minutes to go.
Hall trying to set up an arm triangle, can’t do so. Now he’s in position. One minute to go. Short punches from Hall, not locking his hands. Minner attempts to bridge and can’t. More body punches from Hall. He postures up for a couple shots, then locks the choke up in the waning seconds before running out of time. 10-9 Hall.
135 lbs.: Randy Costa vs. Tony Kelley
Round 1: Kelley pressuring early. Low kick lands. Lots of volume. Wheel kick falls short. Costa whiffs on an uppercut, eats a knee to the body before taking Kelley to the fence. One minute in. Trading body blows. They separate after trading knees. Two minutes in. Kelley puts him on the fence. Costa catches a knee and reverses. Reversed in turn. Reverses again, reversed again. Knees from Kelley with two minutes to go.
They separate. Kelley continuing to pressure and send out kicks. Costa ties up. Kelley reverses. One minute to go. Jockeying for position. Solid punches from Kelley. 10-9 Kelley.
Round 2: More high-volume kicks for Kelley. Solid clinch elbow. Jockeying for position on the fence. One minute in. They separate. Left hook from Costa, double jab. More kicks from Kelley. Check hook lands for Costa two minutes in. Clean jab, takes Kelley to the fence. They separate. Head kick attempt and flurry from Costa, Kelley lands a clinch elbow. Two minutes to go.
Kelley looking for knees from the Thai clinch, reverses a level change into top position. Dropping elbows form half guard. Shots piling up for Kelley. One minute to go. Costa curls up and basically lets Kelley tee off until the ref intervenes.
Final result: Kelley def. Costa by TKO (elbows)
125 lbs.: Priscila Cachoeira vs. Gillian Robertson
Round 1: Robertson tries to shoot from too far out, denied. Potshots from Cachoeira. Robertson hauls her to the fence, gets reversed. They separate. Solid rights from Cachoeira, who backs away from a low single. Counter right to answer a leg kick. Body shot. Two minutes in. Robertson ducks in with a right hand, then hits a double-leg into guard. Standing pass to half guard. Short elbow. She isolates an arm and passes to side control, then hunts the back with two minutes to go.
Back to side control, where Robertson lands solid elbows. Full mount. More elbows, setting up an armbar. More short elbows. Hammerfists and punches with a minute to go. Robertson turning it up and pounding away. Awkward armbar attempt allows Cachoeira to stand, but Robertson locks up a vicious palm-to-palm no-hooks RNC in transition. Just one second away form the final buzzer. Cachoeira taps.
Final result: Robertson def Cachoeira by submission (rear naked choke)