UFC Vegas 23 live stream results and play-by-play updates are right here for the Marvin Vettori vs. Kevin Holland-led mixed martial arts (MMA) event TODAY (Sat., April 10, 2021) inside the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Trailblazer” is filling in for the injured Darren Till, a five-round middleweight contest that takes place shortly after 145-pound phenom Arnold Allen goes to war with once-beaten featherweight bruiser Sodiq Yusuff. Not a bad look for the promotion’s highly-anticipated return to ABC Sports!
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UFC VEGAS 23 QUICK RESULTS:
185 lbs.: Marvin Vettori vs. Kevin Holland — Vettori def. Holland by unanimous decision (50-44 x3) — HIGHLIGHTS
145 lbs.: Arnold Allen vs. Sodiq Yusuff — Allen def. Yusuff by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
185 lbs.: Sam Alvey vs. Julian Marquez — Marquez def. Alvey by technical submission (rear naked choke) at 2:07 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
115 lbs.: Nina Nunes vs. Mackenzie Dern — Dern def. Nunes by submission (armbar) at 4:48 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
170 lbs.: Mike Perry vs. Daniel Rodriguez — Rodriguez def. Perry by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
155 lbs.: Jim Miller vs. Joe Solecki — Solecki def. Miller by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
155 lbs.: Mateusz Gamrot vs. Scott Holtzman — Gamrot def. Holtzman by KO (punches) at 1:22 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
155 lbs.: Ignacio Bahamondes vs. John Makdessi — Makdessi def. Bahamondes by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
265 lbs.: Jarjis Danho vs. Yorgan De Castro — Danho def. De Castro by KO (punch) at 3:02 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
135 lbs.: Hunter Azure vs. Jack Shore — Shore def. Azure by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
145 lbs.: Jordan Griffin vs. Luis Saldana — Saldana def. Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
205 lbs.: William Knight vs. Da Un Jung — Jung def. Knight by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-27)
170 lbs.: Impa Kasanganay vs. Sasha Palatnikov — Kasanganay def. Palatnikov by submission (rear naked choke) at 0:26 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
UFC VEGAS 23 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
185 lbs.: Marvin Vettori vs. Kevin Holland
Round 1: Holland tosses out some rangy kicks. Body kick, then one directly to the unmentionables. Vettori takes a couple minutes to recover. Holland gets back to picking at him at range, lands a good right hand. Straight left from Vettori, who locks up against the fence. One minute in. Holland cuffing his ear, separates. Low kick to head kick. Vettori punches his way back into the clinch. Looking for a body lock takedown, can’t get the first attempt. Two minutes in. He changes levels, can’t get it. Holland goes back to the kicks, eats a 3-2. Vettori puts him on the fence once again. Two minutes to go.
Vettori trips him to the mat, has to deal with a flurry of upkicks. Body-head punches. One minute to go. Lovely sweep from Holland to get on top, then back to his feet. Vettori clubs him with a good left hand for his trouble. Vettori punches back into the clinch. 10-9 Vettori.
Round 2: Long right from Holland to start. Vettori looks to march in, gets buzzed by another right cross. Another right hand met by a Vettori left hand and shot, which gets Holland down against the fence. In guard a minute in. Holland trying to get something going off of his back, unable to do so thus far. Two minutes in. Vettori postures up for some hammerfists. Two minutes to go.
Vettori piling up the short punches. Some solid shots in there. Holland tries to make it up with a minute to go, dragged right back down. There’s some more hard shots. He passes, looks for the back. Holland makes it back to his feet in the waning seconds. 10-9 Vettori.
Round 3: Holland dealing with some bad swelling on his left eye. Vettori shoots, powers through a guillotine attempt to land in half guard. Holland regains guard, then Vettori responds by taking mount a minute in. Looking for an arm triangle, it’s in deep. He hops into side control to put in the squeeze. Holland manages to wait it out, still stuck on the bottom two minutes in. Holland uses the fence to roll to his feet. Hard combo by Vettori. Straight left to another double-leg. Holland works his way back up with two minutes to go.
Knee to the body from Holland before they separate. One minute to go. Holland tries a head kick. Vettori responds to a flurry by tying up and putting him on the fence. Heavy blows from Holland on the break. He slugs until the bell. 10-9 Vettori.
Round 4: Hard straight left by Vettori to start. Holland with some big swings. Body kick. Vettori ducks a 1-2 for another double-leg into half guard. One minute in. Holland tries to stand, settles for getting his guard back. Back to his knees, trying to stand again. Vettori stays attached and drags him back down, landing in mount. Looking for the arm triangle again, can’t get it, back to half guard. Two minutes to go.
Holland regains guard. Vettori staying heavy. One minute to go. Holland tries some upkicks, none land clean. 10-9 Vettori.
Round 5: Heavy 3-2 dings Vettori, who responds with a double-leg into guard. One minute in. Another series of upkicks and Holland makes it back to the feet, only to be wrenched back down into guard. Two minutes in. Half guard now for Vettori. Full mount with two minutes to go.
Holland manages to slip out the back door, gets dragged back down trying a last-ditch guillotine with a minute to go. Holland rolls to his knees, tries to hop off the fence and land some last-second swats. 10-9 Vettori.
Final result: Vettori def. Holland by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Arnold Allen vs. Sodiq Yusuff
Round 1: Low kick from Yusuff lands well. Allen takes him down off a kick. Yusuff trying to stand against the fence, wraps up a guillotine that forces a scramble back to the feet. Yusuff lands a body kick, eats a body shot. Big straight left by Allen. Two minutes in. Yusuff leg kick. Continuing to advance. Another big left by Allen and Yusuff punches his way into the clinch. They separate soon after. Yusuff low kick, Arnold straight left, then another that floors Yusuff. Yusuff stands, blocks a head kick. Easy double-leg from Allen with two minutes to go.
Yusuff stands, stuck against the fence. One minute to go. Trading body blows. Elbow from Allen on the break. Hard body shot by Yusuff, then a front kick downstairs. 10-9 Allen.
Round 2: Low kick from Yusuff. Head kick attempt, left hook connects. Landing against the fence as Allen circles. Counter left from Allen, eats a body kick. Yusuff lead right a minute in. Allen pops him with a straight left, eats a series of lead rights. Good exchange. They trade in the center two minutes in. Allen catches a kick, eats shots on one foot. Slick head kick hurts Yusuff and Allen swarms, pounding and then looking for the back. Yusuff survives again and ties up, landing knees downstairs. Two minutes to go.
Yusuff body kick. Leg kick lands and he puts Allen on the fence for a moment. Trading knees as he’s hauled to the opposite fence. One minute to go. Knees from Allen before they separate. Couple of head kick attempts. 10-9 Allen.
Round 3: Allen puts Yusuff on the fence early on. Yusuff tries a head kick on the break, walks forward, sprawls on a reactive shot. Allen continues to drive a minute in. Yusuff puts him against the fence, lands a knee downstairs. Looking for a body lock takedown as Allen holds onto the whizzer. They separate two minutes in. 1-2 from Allen in the center. Trading hands. Good shots by Yusuff against the fence. He sprawls on a shot, lands knees downstairs in the clinch. Allen seems the more tired of the two. Two minutes to go.
Jockeying for position in the clinch. Good knees to the body from Yusuff. One minute to go. Allen with a knee, hauls him back to the fence. Yusuff with some Browne elbows. Allen with a spinning back fist on the break. 10-9 Yusuff.
Final result: Allen def. Yusuff by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Sam Alvey vs. Julian Marquez
Round 1: Marquez advancing, flicking out his lead hand. Alvey low kicks. Marquez digs a right to the body a minute in. They trade, neither connect. Another right from Marquez. Right hands land high and low. Two minutes in. Lead right lands for Marquez, both swing big. Marquez with a combination, again avoids the counters. Alvey with a body shot. Hard 1-2 buzzes Alvey and they slug it out for a moment. Two minutes to go.
Marquez staying patient. Another good right cross. Big left hook on the break. Right hand to the body. Alvey tries a head kick. Counters from Alvey, heavy exchange on the fence. One minute to go. Another exchange; Alvey’s feeling these more than Marquez. They trade lead hands. Three-piece by Alvey, doing better later in the round. Right hand backs Marquez off, but he comes back with a pair of rights when Alvey looks for a clinch knee. 10-9 Marquez.
Round 2: Both swing hard about 20 seconds in. Marquez to the body, eats a right upstairs. 2-3 rocks Marquez. Marquez comes back with a heavy lead right. One minute in. Trading against the fence. Counter left from Marquez. Counter right shakes up Alvey’s legs. Hard left hook against the fence. Another big left hook and down goes Alvey. He shoots and Marquez clobbers him with hammerfists before wrapping up a vicious no-hook RNC that puts Alvey to sleep.
Final result: Marquez def. Alvey by technical submission (rear naked choke)
115 lbs.: Nina Nunes vs. Mackenzie Dern
Round 1: Dern blitzes, walks into a right hand. Another heavy exchange and she puts Nunes on the fence. Nunes frames and separates. Both land hard shots. Dern low kick and 1-2 into the clinch. One minute in. Going for the single-leg, gets it to land in guard. Nunes briefly considers standing, forced back down. Two minutes in. Half guard for Dern. Looking to isolate the far arm. Two minutes to go.
Dern looking for mount now. Got it, postures up for punches. Nos setting up an armbar. One minute to go. Nunes trying to use her legs to defend. Dern manages to break her grip and force an immediate tap.
Final result: Dern def. Nunes by submission (armbar)
170 lbs.: Mike Perry vs. Daniel Rodriguez
Round 1: Both send out early kicks. Hard counter left by Rodriguez. More low kicks from Perry, tries to go high. One minute in. Rodriguez answers a whiffed right with a counter left. Body kick connects. Overhand right lands for Perry to end a combo. 3-2 comes back at him. Hard 1-2 hurts Perry, heavy combo behind it. Perry steps in with a right hook in return two minutes in. Rodriguez 1-2. Another straight left lands. Perry head kick falls short. Sharp 1-2 from Rodriguez, low kick, 1-2. Two minutes to go.
Perry tries to jump in with a right hook and eats a jab for his trouble. Nice high-amplitude double-leg and he avoids a guillotine. Maybe looking for a Von Flue. Rodriguez regains guard with a minute to go. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Round 2: Low kick from Perry. Rodriguez landing jabs. Body kick connects, Perry answers in kind. Rodriguez lead left. One minute in. Right hand by Perry, eats jabs in return. More jabs and low kicks by Rodriguez. 3-2, low kick. Perry grabs a body lock and takes him down. Looking for the back as Rodriguez tries to stand. Rodriguez makes it up and separates. Walking Perry down, eats an overhand right. Perry 1-2 before an uppercut catches him on the way in. Rodriguez straight left and low kicks. Body kick comes back at him. Staggered 2-3 with two minutes to go.
1-2, leg kick. Rodriguez picking him apart at range, another sharp left hand. Another. Another. One minute to go. Perry wearing the damage, eats another straight left. Right hook. Perry shoots. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Round 3: Well-timed counter uppercut from Rodriguez. Continuing to potshot with jabs, straights, and low kicks. Body kick kicks off a combo. Perry shoots, ends up on the bottom before they separate. Left shovel hook by Rodriguez. 1-2. Right hook. Combination on the fence. Two minutes in. More potshotting. Perry low kick, 1-2 comes back at him. Another combination. Hard left hand. Perry sends out some rights. Two minutes to go.
Three-piece from Rodriguez, then a 3-2. Perry with a knee and kick to the midsection. More left hands land for Rodriguez. 3-2, body kick, two-piece. One minute to go. Another 1-2. Rodriguez continues to whack away, tries a level change. Perry whiffs an elbow on the break. They slug until the bell. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Final result: Rodriguez def. Perry by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Jim Miller vs. Joe Solecki
Round 1: Solecki showing volume early. Quick exchange in the center, good right hand. Counter right by Miller. Solecki puts him on the fence. One minute in. They separate. Solecki 1-2-3. Body kick lands. Miller tries a head kick, eats a nasty right hand two minutes in. Miller with a head kick attempt, can’t pin him against the fence. Good low kick. Rush falls short. They trade lefts. Solecki shoots, pulls deep half, now full guard with two minutes to go.
Miller scoots Solecki to the fence. Short shots. One minute to go. Miller continues to chip away. 10-9 Miller.
Round 2: Miller pressuring, eats a left hand and lands one of his own. He ties up and Solecki looks for a takedown. Miller lands a hard knee, but gets taken down into guard. Miller briefly brings up mission control a minute in. Solecki looking to land short punches. Two minutes in. Continuing to chip away. Two minutes to go.
Aside from scooting away from the fence, not much has changed in the last few minutes. One minute to go. Miller trying to use overhook control. 10-9 Solecki.
Round 3: Solecki takes Miller to the fence in the early going. Miller tries a whizzer throw, can’t get it. Miller answers a rear waist lock with a granby roll, but ends up on the bottom in side control. Now a low mount for Solecki. Miller regains half guard a minute in. Things slow back down. Two minutes in. Solecki postures up for a few more shots after some urging from the ref. Two minutes to go.
Solecki staying heavy. He’s been trying to set up an arm triangle for a while, but not committing. One minute to go. More short punches by Solecki. 10-9 Solecki.
Final result: Solecki def. Miller by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Mateusz Gamrot vs. Scott Holtzman
Round 1: Gamrot jabs the body, tosses out kicks. Holtzman tries to time an uppercut, lands a right cross. Gamrot threatens a level change. One minute in. Counter right from Holtzman. Counter head kick attempt by Gamrot. Nice low single by Gamrot, tries for a leglock for a second before they separate. Body kick from Holtzman. Two minutes in. Counter uppercut catches Gamrot changing levels. Gamrot fakes a level change, lands some short punches. Two minutes to go.
Another clean counter uppercut by Holtzman. Lead right connects for Gamrot. Gamrot chains a low single into a doubl-leg to take him down against the fence. Rear waist lock as Holtzman stands. One minute to go. Gamrot trying to kick his leg out, lands a right hand on the break that Holtzman claims was to the back of the head. Holtzman looks mad, comes out stalking. Gamrot tries a flying knee. Body kick to right hand. Hard leg kick. 10-9 Holtzman.
Round 2: Holtzman advances, stuffs a shot, eats a counter right. Gamrot leg kick and front kick, then a low single that he chains to a rear waist lock. Holtzman separates. Uppercut attempt a minute in. Right hand from Gamrot. Big 1-2 drops Holtzman and Gamrot pours on the hurt for the finish.
Final result: Gamrot def. Holtzman by KO (punches)
155 lbs.: Ignacio Bahamondes vs. John Makdessi
Round 1: Bahamondes sending out low kicks, switching stance. Body kick lands, then jabs behind it. Straight left. One minute in. Makdessi looking to answer with leg kicks. Hard right hand by Bahamondes. Jabs and straights from both stances. Makdessi answers a leg kick with a left hook, eats a 1-2 two minutes in. Bahamondes using his length well. Hard counter left by Makdessi wobbles Bahamondes’ legs. He tries to tie up, nearly crumples from an uppercut. They separate and Makdessi starts stalking. Good right hands with two minutes to go.
Makdessi lands well in the clinch. Continuing to stalk. Bahamondes straight lefts, eats left hands in the clinch. Knee from Bahamondes, eats an uppercut. One minute to go. Stiff jab by Makdessi. Bahamondes tries to change levels, puts him on the fence. Knee to the body and elbow, eats punches in return. Bahamondes jabs, Makdessi body kick. Good right from Makdessi. 10-9 Makdessi.
Round 2: Early head kick lands for Bahamondes. 1-2. Good shots inside from Makdessi. Low kick exchange. Side kick from Makdessi. They trade jabs. Bahamondes low kick, Makdessi right hand one minute in. 2-1 from Bahamondes, walks into a left hook. Jab battle. 1-2 from Bahamondes, eats a right hand in return. Sharp uppercut buzzes Makdessi. Two minutes in. Makdessi avoids head kicks, lands a combo inside. Bahamondes shoots, denied. Knees to the body in the clinch. They separate. Two minutes to go.
They trade lefts. Makdessi body kick met by a left hand. Right cross by Makdessi. Trading in the center. Jab and low kick land for Bahamondes. Wheel kick appears to connect. One minute to go. Trading lefts with a minute to go. Makdessi rips a body shot and left hook upstairs. Bahamondes tries a combination. Body kick and straight left, eats a right cross in return. Another right hand. 10-9 Makdessi.
Round 3: Makdessi continuing to advance. He lands a side kick, avoids a wheel kick. Right hand by Bahamondes. One minute in. Low kick lands. Makdessi answers, eats a knee. Counter left by Makdessi. Bahamondes shoots, takes him to the fence. Good knee by Bahamondes 1-2 comes back at him. Two minutes in. Uppercuts from Bahamondes, Makdessi comes back with a hook and body shot. Makdessi straight right. Left hook on the pivot, low kick. Overhand right, good combo by Bahamondes. Two minutes to go.
Trading in the clinch. Big 1-2 from Bahamondes. Makdessi answers to the body. Makdessi uppercut, avoids a spin. Bahamondes knee and right hand. One minute to go. Knee to 1-2 from Bahamondes, eats a body shot. Straight right and jabs by Makdessi. Right cross from Bahamondes in return. Wheel kick falls short. Counter left hook. Good body shots by Makdessi, eats a short body kick. Close round. 10-9 Makdessi but the round could go either way.
Final result: Makdessi def. Bahamondes by split decision
265 lbs.: Jarjis Danho vs. Yorgan De Castro
Round 1: Low kicks from Danho. De Castro falls short with an overhand right. De Castro advancing, has yet to really throw. One minute in. Danho continuing to pick away with low kicks. De Castro misses on an overhand and gets taken to the fence. Two minutes in. Knees from Danho, eats a left hand on the break. De Castro chases him with a flurry, gets taken down against the fence. Back to the feet right away. Overhand right by De Castro, but he walks into an absolute monster of a cross counter right that immediately turns the lights out.
Final result: Danho def. De Castro by KO (punch)
135 lbs.: Hunter Azure vs. Jack Shore
Round 1: Low kick from Shore to start. Azure answers in kind. 1-2 lands for the Welshman. He eats a leg kick in return. Azure to the body, low kick. One minute in. Azure rips a body shot and gets taken to the fence. Knee from Shore, can’t get the first trip. Azure reverses, digs a body shot, gets reversed in turn. Shore moves to a rear waist lock. Nice takedown puts Azure on his seat two minutes in, but only for a moment. Azure avoids a deep double-leg. He looks for the switch, gets taken down and has to fight off a back take. Two minutes to go.
Shore too low looking for the back, gives up guard. Shore kicks him off and puts him on the fence again. He tries an elbow on the break. One minute to go. Shore right hand, Azure left hook. They trade kicks. Slick high kick from Shore. Azure punches his way into the clinch. Shore separates before the bell and they trade low kicks. 10-9 Shore.
Round 2: Low kick from Azure. Shores catches a low kick and tries to shoot, gets put against the fence. Short knees from Azure. One minute in. They separate. Stiff jab lands for Shore, who answers a low kick with an overhand right. Short uppercut in the clinch and he puts Azure on the fence. High crotch takedown lands for him. Azure latches onto a guillotine and uses it to force Shore down into half guard two minutes in. Back to guard. Shore looks for a guillotine, uses it to stand and reverse on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Azure lands a knee to the ghoulies. Back to the clinch. Shore lands a knee downstairs, gets reversed. Azure changes levels, can’t get it. They separate with a minute to go. 1-2 from Shore, eats a leg kick in return. 3-2 by Azure. Shore comes back with one of his own. Jab and body kick. Big 3-2 by Azure, another leg kick. Shore stings him with a right cross in the waning seconds, lands an uppercut. 10-9 Azure, but it’s close.
Round 3: Early clinch. Stiff jab from Shore. Azure comes back with a leg kick, avoids an uppercut and shoots. Elbow from Shore as he defends. Azure with a right hand on the break a minute in. Low kick lands. Shore trying to time the uppercut, lands a leg kick. Left hook connects. 1-2-sprawl. Azure shoots through a jab, denied. Two minutes in. Shore hits a takedown, can’t keep him down, stays attached. Knee on the way up, dumps Azure to his knees and takes the back. Now a low mount. Two minutes to go.
Azure makes it back to his feet, eats a hard right hand. Shore puts him on his seat again with a double-leg. Another takedown attempt, Azure lands on top in guard. Shore tries to set up a triangle, no dice. Shore elevates, goes for a triangle, avoids a back take to land on top in guard. 10-9 Shore.
Final result: Shore def. Azure by split decision
145 lbs.: Jordan Griffin vs. Luis Saldana
Round 1: Saldana circling, switching stance. Hard right hand, good low kick. Griffin takes him down, can’t keep him there. Another calf kick visibly bothers Griffin, who comes back with a left hand. One minute in. 2-1 from Saldana. Griffin tries to rush. Another low kick. Griffin falling short for the most part, lands a left hand and takes a spinning back fist. Left hand briefly drops Griffin to his knees. Now Griffin rushes with a couple hard punches two minutes in and ties up on the fence. Knee from Saldana, Griffin with a combo as they separate. Two minutes to go.
Nice shots from Griffin on the fence. Body lock takedown into side control. Saldana tries to roll, tries to stand as Griffin holds on. Another blitz from Griffin on the break. Counter left, continuing to press forward. Saldana tries a jump knee and gets double-legged. 10-9 Griffin.
Round 2: Saldana sending out shots at range, slips throwing a kick and ends up on the bottom. One minute in. Half guard for Griffin. Saldana spins for a leglock, uses it to sweep into a front headlock. Looking for a Marcelotine against the fence two minutes in. Good defense from Griffin. Knee to the body from Saldana before they separate. Hard low kick. Saldana tries to time a spinning elbow and ends up on his back. Two minutes to go.
Saldana turns to his knees, has to fight off a bulldog choke. Back to the feet, lands a knee, taken down again. Griffin looking for the back. One minute to go. Griffin gets a hook in and wraps up the RNC. It looks deep, but Saldana gives a thumbs-up and survives.
Round 3: Saldana lands a hard right hand that draws a smile. Another right hand and he denies a takedown. One minute in. Slow-mo check hook. Griffin body kick. Stiff jab lands for Saldana. Both look pretty spent. Body kick two minutes in. Superman punch attempt. Low kick lands and Griffin shoots in response. Saldana looks to reverse against the fence, avoids a no-hooks RNC to end up on top in half guard with two minutes to go.
Saldana staying heavy, not throwing much. One minute to go. Griffin sweeps into top position and jumps on his back before the bell. 10-9 Saldana.
Final result: Saldana def. Griffin by unanimous decision
205 lbs.: William Knight vs. Da Un Jung
Round 1: Low kicks from Knight to start. Jung looking to land his own, has to fight off a takedown. He muscles Knight to the mat after a scramble a minute in. Chipping away from guard. Two minutes in. Knight goes for deep half guard. Jung denies the sweeps with two minutes to go.
Knight tries a spinning elbow as they stand. Hard low kick and he shoots, only to fall victim to the same trip. Now half guard, landing elbows. One minute to go. Knight gets to his knees and stands, sporting some damage to his left eye. 10-9 Jung.
Round 2: Knight eats a right hand, continues to whack away at the lead leg. He answers a low kick with a right hand, eats some kicks from Jung, lands a jab. Body kick, low kick. Jung patiently throwing straight shots against the fence. Knight clinches up and again hits the canvas from the exact same trip. Jung looking for the back two minutes in. He forces Knight back to his knees. Knight trying to break his grip and stand, gets dumped to his knees once again. One hook for Jung, now both and he flattens Knight out. Hard elbows and punches. Two minutes to go.
Knight making an effort to escape, eating short shots. One minute to go. Knight just pouring blood from his face, though he’s limiting Jung’s ability to really open up. 10-8 Jung.
Round 3: Knight hurls a series of overhand rights, only to fall victim to a double-leg. Jung moves to side control immediately. Knight stands, same trip gets him down. Back up, back down into side control. One minute in. North-south now. Elbows to the stomach. Back to side control. Two minutes in. Jung staying heavy, occasional elbows. Two minutes to go.
Knight tries to make space, unable to dislodge Jung. One minute to go. Jung briefly considers a Von Flue as Knight holds onto a fruitless headlock. 10-9 Jung.
Final result: Jung def. Knight by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Impa Kasanganay vs. Sasha Palatnikov
Round 1: Kasanganay on the advance, answers a body kick with a right hand. Palatnikov lands a low kick and body kick, eats another hard right hand for his trouble and gets taken down despite a fence grab. Kasanganay on top in half guard. Looking to set up an arm triangle, fence is in the way. He abandons it, lands short lefts. Palatnikov regains guard two minutes in. He makes it back to his feet and they jockey for position before separating. Kasanganay changes levels and puts him on the fence, denied. Two minutes to go.
Trading position against the fence. Short hammerfists from Palatnikov, eats an elbow on the break. He puts Kasanganay on the fence. Palatnikov elbow, Kasanganay right hand. One minute to go. Continuing to jockey for position. Knee from Palatnikov, eats a left hook. Spinning back fist attempt. Right hand met by a Kasanganay left hook. 10-9 Kasanganay.
Round 2: Kasanganay wrenches Palatnikov to the mat after clipping him with a right hand, then wraps up a no-hook rear naked choke in the scramble. The squeeze is enough to force a tap.
Final result: Kasanganay def. Palatnikov by submission (rear naked choke)