UFC 270 live stream results and play-by-play updates will begin at 7 p.m. ET TONIGHT (Sat., Jan. 22, 2022) for the Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane-led pay-per-view (PPV) fight card, staged inside Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., also featuring a flyweight title fight pitting Brandon Moreno against Deiveson Figueiredo for the third (and perhaps final) time. Despite several last-minute cancelations (details here), UFC 270 still boasts 11 action-packed fights, including the welterweight war between Michel Pereira and Andre Fialho, as well as a bantamweight battle that has Said Nurmagomedov taking on Cody Stamann.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 270 fight card below, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the remaining undercard balance on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV. You can bet on the card at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Ngannou vs. Gane.” Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 270 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 270 QUICK RESULTS:
Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane — Ngannou def. Gane by unanimous decision (48-47 x2, 49-46)
Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo — Figueiredo def. Moreno by unanimous decision (48-47 x3)
Michel Pereira vs. Andre Fialho — Pereira def. Fialho by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Said Nurmagomedov vs. Cody Stamann — Nurmagomedov def. Stamann by submission (ninja choke) at 0:47 of Round One
Trevin Giles vs. Michael Morales — Morales def. Giles by TKO (punches) at 4:06 of Round One
Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor Henry — Henry def. Barcelos by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jack Della Maddalena vs. Pete Rodriguez — Della Maddalena def. Rodriguez by TKO (punches) at 2:59 of Round One
Tony Gravely vs. Saimon Oliveira — Gravely def. Oliveira by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Matt Frevola vs. Genaro Valdez — Frevola def. Valdez by TKO (punches) at 3:15 of Round One
Silvana Gomez Juarez vs. Vanessa Demopoulos — Demopoulos def. Juarez by submission (armbar) at 2:25 of Round One
Kay Hansen vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius — Jasudavicius def. Hansen by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
UFC 270 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
265 lbs.: UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou vs. UFC interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane
Round 1: Gane tries a reactive shot as Ngannou pressures. Ngannou framing, separates. Gane body kick, clinch a minute in. Moving around the ring in the clinch. Ngannou knees, Gane elbow before they separate. Ngannou with a nice little flurry inside. Continuing to pressure. Two minutes in. Hunting uppercuts inside. Spinning back kick lands for Gane. Stiff jab. Two minutes to go.
Gane avoids a two-piece. Ngannou hauls him to the fence and gets over-unders. Gane reverses. One minute to go. They trade knees downstairs before separating. Teep from Gane. 10-9 Gane, I suppose.
Round 2: Tentative start to the round. Low kicks from Gane. Jab and low kick. Ngannou fires a counter two-piece a minute in. They exchange in the center. Two minutes in. Gane circling, switching stance. Ngannou ties up after falling short with a two-piece. They separate. Low kicks from Gane. Wheel kick just misses. Two minutes to go.
Straight left by Gane. Ngannou tries a leg kick. Gane aborts a spinning back kick. One minute to go. Very slow pace at the moment. 10-9 Gane.
Round 3: Gane in full control of the range at the moment. As I write that, Ngannou lands a hard body shot and slams him down into side control. Full mount, now looking for back mount. Two minutes in. One hook in, but Gane spins free and puts him on the fence. Whizzer kick from Ngannou, Gane pops back up. Two minutes to go.
Hard shot from Gane on the break. Ngannou tries a combo, no dice. Side kick from Gane, Ngannou to the body. One minute to go. Gane tries a head kick and hunts a kimura as Ngannou takes him down again. Nothing doing. 10-9 Ngannou.
Round 4: Gane continuing to circle and pick away with kicks. More and more low kicks. Ngannou looks for a body shot a minute in. Spinning back kick from Gane. Teep, low kick. Ngannou tries a body kick, then grabs a body lock two minutes in. He wrenches Gane to the mat once again. Gane on one knee, trying to stand. Two minutes to go.
Gane makes it up, gets tripped back to the mat. Ngannou can’t get mount, settles for half guard. Gane scoots to the fence. One minute to go. Hard knee to the body from Ngannou. Short punches. 10-9 Ngannou.
Round 5: Gane tries a standing elbow. Ngannou looks for the body. Gane with some jabs downstairs, then a straight left to the dome. Gane ducks a left hook for his own takedown into half guard. Ngannou gets wrist control, then hits a slick sweep into half guard. Gane spins into a heel hook attempt. Ngannou extracts his foot and resets in top position, potentially looking for an arm triangle. Two minutes to go.
Ngannou staying heavy from half guard. Gane trying to sit up into him. One minute to go. Gane unable tos tand, Ngannou content to maintain position. Think it’s And Still. 10-9 Ngannou.
Final result: Ngannou def. Gane by unanimous decision
125 lbs.: UFC Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
Round 1: Low kick from Figueiredo to start. Moreno tries to rush when he stumbles, puts him on the fence. Figueiredo reverses, throws knees. Not much happening in the clinch. Two minutes in. They separate. Hard leg kick by Figueiredo, eats a jab in return. Jab exchange. Moreno tries a head kick. Another heavy low kick by the challenger. Two minutes to go.
Moreno low kick. Figueiredo times a level change and grabs a body lock, dragging Moreno to his knees. Looking to take the back. Moreno granby rolls free with a minute to go. Next level change is stuffed. Low kick from Figueiredo. Moreno with a Hug Tornado to the calf. Body shots and teep from Figueiredo. Moreno answers to the midsection. 10-9 Figueiredo.
Round 2: Early exchange, Figueiredo can’t get the single-leg. Sneaky left hook from Moreno, who eats another low kick. Rapid exchange. One minute in. Both try 1-2s. Moreno low kick. Figueiredo tries a spinning back kick and manages to scramble free. Low kick lands. Two minutes in. Good left hook and 1-2 by the champ. Counter body shot. Low kick. Solid counters as Figueiredo throws a naked low kick.
Figueiredo changes levels, can’t get the single-leg. Moreno low kicks. Figueiredo to the body, eats a left hook. Wild exchange. Huge right cross from Figueiredo, then another that Moreno answers with a left hook with a minute to go. Figueiredo shoots, denied. Left hook exchange. Both fire kicks. 10-9 Moreno.
Round 3: Nicely timed takedown by Figueiredo. Looking for the back, can’t get it, tries a knee on the break. One minute in. Moreno low kick. Hard check hook hurts Moreno, who rolls to safety. Big left hook from Moreno wobbles Figueiredo in return. Low kick lands. Two minutes in. Figueiredo low kick, Moreno jab. Low kick knocks Moreno over for a moment. Hard left hook from Moreno catches Figueiredo leaning. Two minutes to go.
Figueiredo low kick. Both swing hard. Moreno counters a low kick with a flurry. Figueiredo jab. One minute to go. They trade left hooks. Big counter right by Figueiredo. Moreno low kick. Moreno tries a combo. Figueiredo body kick. Huge right cross and down goes Moreno in the final seconds. He waits out an anaconda choke. 10-9 Figueiredo.
Round 4: Moreno tries a Hug Tornado. Figueiredo lands a jab, has a low kick checked. Moreno low kicks. One minute in. Counter right from Moreno, who stumbles a bit from how hard he threw it. Figueiredo comes back with a 1-2-3. Moreno body kick two minutes in. Low kick as Figueiredo fires a straight left. Jab exchange, Moreno 1-2. Two minutes to go.
Figueiredo grabs over-unders, can’t get the trip. Rear waist lock. Moreno opens up with some heavy blows on the break. One minute to go. Head kick attempt. Figueiredo body and low kicks. Figueiredo postures, doesn’t throw. 10-9 Moreno.
Round 5: Moreno grabs a body lock and scores his first takedown of the fight into half guard. Figueiredo scrambles back to his feet. One minute in. Figueiredo denies a shot, lands an elbow. Left hook. Counter hook by Moreno two minutes in. Sending out jabs. Body shots land. Counter right puts Moreno on his butt, but he scrambles back up and shrugs off a head kick while throwing back. Two minutes to go.
Figueiredo 1-2. Moreno tries a combination, can’t find the chin. Figueiredo low kick. One minute to go. They end the fight trading heat. No clue how they’re gonna score this one. 10-9 Figueiredo on the knockdown?
Final result: Figueiredo def. Moreno by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Michel Pereira vs. Andre Fialho
Round 1: Fialho starts fast, eats some front kicks to the body. Pereira tries a Superman punch off the fence and follow-up flurry. Fialho still moving forward. One minute in. Pereira body kick. Jab from Fialho sends Pereira stumbling back, but he doesn’t swarm. Two minutes in. That snap kick downstairs continues to pay dividends for Pereira. Right cross falls short. There’s a good left hook from Fialho in combination. Another on the lead. Two minutes to go.
Pereira staying mobile, keeping Fialho from settling in the pocket. Flying knee attempt. Pereira shoots, denied. One minute to go. Counter right lands for Fialho. Left hook from Pereira, slips throwing a knee. Fialho follows him down and tries to hammer. He’s busted open Pereira’s nose. Some nasty shots. 10-9 Fialho on the late surge.
Round 2: Fialho keeping up the steady pressure. Hard right cross lands for Pereira. Nasty low-high combo and he’s got Fialho rattled. Flying knees now and Fialho ties up. One minute in. Elbow from Fialho on the break, then a leaping hook. Hard body kick by Pereira, then a somersault kick that just misses. Fialho sits down on some nice counters. Back on the advance. Two minutes in. Lead right by Pereira, good combination and knee behind it. Body shot, head shots. Jumping knee, clinch knees. Fialho looking to rip the body inside. Two minutes to go.
Meia lua just misses for Pereira. Snap kick downstairs. Superman punch into the clinch, hard knees. Fialho answers with punches. More body kicks from Pereira and a 1-2 with a minute to go. Piling up low kicks. Fialho still looking for counters but looking pretty spent. Easy double-leg from Pereira against the fence. 10-9 Pereira.
Round 3: Fialho letting his hands go, firing his jab. 1-2 from Pereira. Low kick, fake Superman punch. Snap kick downstairs. Fialho stalking. Pereira 1-2 and low kicks a minute in. Low-high 2-3 as he’s backed to the fence. Counter hook, snap kick. Three-piece combo. He shoots, can’t quite get it. Fialho looks to open up and eats a left hook two minutes in. He takes Pereira to the fence. They separate. Good combo from Fialho, who gets buzzed by a pair of counters with two minutes to go.
There’s a hard cross from Fialho that catches Pereira throwing. Pereira tries the Superman punch again. Snap kick and right hand as he eats a left hook. Pereira right cross. Wild exchange. The next snap kick catches Fialho in the nards and he’s feeling it. Still, he resumes before too long. Back in pursuit. 2-3 lands for him. Brutal exchanges to end the fight. 10-9 Pereira.
Final result: Pereira def. Fialho by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Said Nurmagomedov vs. Cody Stamann
Round 1: Stamann putting on the pressure, eats a spinning back fist and back kick. Low kick from Nurmagomedov, who has to fight off a single-leg. Nice little uchi mata by Nurmagomedov, who wraps up a ninja choke for the finish.
Final result: Nurmagomedov def. Stamann by submission (ninja choke)
170 lbs.: Trevin Giles vs. Michael Morales
Round 1: Hard low kicks from Giles to start. Morales tries his own, eats a heavy 2-3 that puts him on his seat. Giles ties up on the fence. Jockeying for position. One minute in. No dice on the inside trip, but he wrenches Morales down into half guard. Already working on an arm triangle. Morales sweeps into guard. Two minutes in. Giles abandons the choke and scrambles to his feet. Morales puts him against the fence. They separate. Two minutes to go.
Low kick from Morales. Stiff jab comes back at him. Morales whiffs bad on an overhand right. Body kick from Giles, tries a head kick, but walks into a right hand that hurts him bad. Morales swinging for the finish, drops him again with a left hand and hammers away from turtle position until the ref intervenes.
Final result: Morales def. Giles by TKO (punches)
135 lbs.: Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor Henry
Round 1: Good right from Henry in an early exchange. Low kick lands. Hard counter uppercut by Barcelos. Counter right to answer a low kick. One minute in. Nasty combo by the Brazilian. Leg kick lands. Henry with a couple body kicks after a brief clinch. Hard counter rights from Barcelos. Counter left. Counter uppercut. Henry with a body kick in return, answered in kind. Two minutes in. Good right hand. They trade left hooks and Barcelos gets the worst of it, prompting a shot. Low kick from Barcelos. Both land right crosses. Hard flurry from Henry, who runs into a heavy right hand with two minutes to go.
Sharp left hook lands for Barcelos. Henry with a right cross, staying aggressive. Monster rights from Barcelos that Henry just tanks. Staggered 1-2 by Henry. One minute to go. Clean lead right and body kick. Barcelos catches a kick and kicks out his base for a takedown. He lets Henry up. Short flurry by Henry, 1-2s by Barcelos. Brutal exchanges at close range and Henry has Barcelos hurt. Good knees on the fence. 10-9 Barcelos despite the late surge.
Round 2: Barcelos low kick and left hook, Henry jab. Nasty combos from Barcelos. Henry continuing to pile up kicks, adds a left hook to it. Lead rights a minute in. Good exchanges. Barcelos jabs. Left hook. Henry to the body two minutes in. Barcelos comes back with a combo, avoids a spinning back kick. Low kick and left hook. Sharp right cross and body kick by Henry. Barcelos fires combos, shoots, denied. Both land hard against the fence. Two minutes to go.
Double rights from Henry. Barcelos comes back with a lengthy combination. They trade in the center. Great pace. Barcelos shoots, transitions to the rear waist lock with a minute to go. Henry turns to face him and lands an uppercut on the break. Henry’s volume has taken control of this fight. 10-9 Henry.
Round 3: Back to the heavy, high-volume exchanges. They’re staying in range and teeing off. Nice uppercut by Henry a minute in. Hard counter right by Barcelos but he can’t handle the volume. Fake level change to uppercut, then a three-piece. Overhand right. Both land hard inside. Barcelos shoots, denied. Good knee by Henry. Henry stuffs another shot and continues to press forward two minutes in. Continuing to land hard, tanks a huge overhand right and keeps throwing. Pressing Barcelos against the fence. Two minutes to go.
Knees to the thigh from Henry. They separate, body shot from Barcelos. One minute to go. Dart right by Henry, still looks fresh. Head kick from Barcelos and he follows with a vicious flurry. Counter right by Henry. Barcelos low kick. Honestly, third round was close, but 10-9 Henry.
Final result: Henry def. Barcelos by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Jack Della Maddalena vs. Pete Rodriguez
Round 1: Della Maddalena slowly advancing. Rodriguez looks for the body, lands a leg kick. Nice body shot and counter right. Low kick, right cross. Della Maddalena rips a right downstairs and eats the same in return. One minute in. More body work by Rodriguez. Body kick from Della Maddalena. Rodriguez the busier so far. Trading kicks. Right cross. They trade two-pieces. Sharp jabs from Della Maddalena. Nasty pull counter. Counter jab. heavy hook in combination. Rodriguez’s nose is a bloody mess. Brutal 1-2s by the Aussie, tearing into Rodriguez. Heavy rights form Rodriguez in return. Nice 3-2 by Rodriguez. A step-back counter left shocks Rodriguez’s system and he slowly falls to the ground, where he eats a couple more shots before the ref intervenes.
Final result: Della Maddalena def. Rodriguez by TKO (punches)
135 lbs.: Tony Gravely vs. Saimon Oliveira
Round 1: Gravely tries to take Oliveira down off a flying knee and a scramble ensues. Oliveira jumps on a guillotine and pulls guard. It looks deep, but Gravely works his way free and drops punches. One minute in. On to half guard, piling up punches. Oliveira gets to his knees. Two minutes in. Working his way to his feet. Gravely fires knees to the thigh, takes Oliveira back down as he hunts a guillotine again. Two minutes to go.
Side control for Gravely, then turtle. Oliveira makes it to his feet. They trade for a moment, then Gravely gets back into the clinch. One minute to go. Short elbow by Oliveira. Another takedown by Gravely as Oliveira again chases a guillotine. Again. 10-9 Gravely.
Round 2: Low kick from Oliveira, avoids a clinch. Good double-leg from Gravely puts him back on top in half guard. Oliveira gets to his knees, eats punches. Scooting to the fence, back to the feet. One minute in. They trade on the break. Lead right by Gravely. Oliveira lands a combo, tries a knee, gets taken down into half guard chasing a guillotine. Oliveira scoots to the fence again and stands two minutes in. Elbow as they separate. Low kick. Spinning back fist attempt. Gravely with another double-leg. Two minutes to go.
Punches from Gravely as Oliveira gets to his knees. Back to the feet once again. Nice elbows by Oliveira. One minute to go. They separate. Another double-leg attempt from Gravely, can’t get it, eats an elbow and takes him down a second time. Heavy right hands this time. Back up before the bell. Heavy punches from Gravely before the bell. 10-9 Gravely.
Round 3: Oliveira fires a flying knee, then gives up another takedown. Back up, back down. Still looking for the guillotine. One minute in. Gravely pops his head out. maintaining control. Oliveira craws to the fence and returns to his feet two minutes in. They separate. Counter right by Gravely. He shoots, drags him to a knee. Clinched against the fence. Another guillotine attempt, gets taken down for it. Two minutes to go.
Solid punches by Gravely. Oliveira stands and they separate. Counter 3-2 by Gravely. Counter right. One minute to go. Sneaky inside kick. Right hand rattles Oliveira, who tries to spin. Again. He fires as knee, gets taken down for it. Gravely with a knee as they stand. Nasty counter right. 10-9 Gravely.
Final result: Gravely def. Oliveira by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Matt Frevola vs. Genaro Valdez
Round 1: Throwing heat right away. Valdez knee, Frevola right hand. Low kick from Frevola. Big rush from Frevole and a left hook floors Valdez. He makes it up and tries to throw back, but gets dropped by another hook. Frevola still can’t pound him out. Valdez makes it to his feet and cracks him with a right hand on the break. Solid knees from Frevola against the fence, then a left hook that sits Valdez down a third time. Again he survives and throws back, then gets crumpled by a right hook. He just won’t stay down. A fifth knockdown, then a sixth. Frevola pounding away, then jumps on his back. Good balance and he postures up to keep bombing. The ref finally intervenes as Frevola tears into him from back mount.
Final result: Frevola def. Valdez by TKO (punches)
115 lbs.: Silvana Gomez Juarez vs. Vanessa Demopoulos
Round 1: Early low kick from Juarez. Demopoulos storming after her, walks into a clean right hand. Demopoulos fires her own rights. Nice body shot a minute in. Low kick. She follows with a naked one and gets leveled with a counter right. Juarez tries to pound her out, settles in guard. Demopoulos raising her guard, setting up an armbar. Two minutes in. Juarez stacking, but Demopoulos takes out her base, sweeps her, and forces the tap.
Final result: Demopoulos def. Juarez by submission (armbar)
125 lbs.: Kay Hansen vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius
Round 1: Hansen shoots about 15 seconds into the fight. Pressing Jasudavicius against the fence. Jasudavicius reverses, fires knees. Hansen tries a trip, Jasudavicius an elbow, neither connect as they separate. Left hook from Hansen. Jab from Jasudavicius. Teep. Brief clinch exchange two minutes in. Hansen fires a tight combo. Lead rights from Jasudavicius in return. Good entry by Hansen, can’t finish it. Jockeying for position on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Jasudavicius trips her to the mat. On top in guard. One minute to go. Solid elbow form the top. Hansen not offering much off of her back. Tries to kick her off, can’t, eats short elbows. 10-9 Jasudavicius.
Round 2: Hansen catches a body kick and uses it to score a takedown. Jasudavicius quickly sweeps into top position. Hansen briefly considers an armbar. One minute in. Short punches from Jasudacivius. Nice elbows. Two minutes in. Jasudavicius keeping her stuck against the fence, dropping elbows. Ref stands them up with just over two minutes to go.
1-2 from Hansen. Spinning elbow attempt. Good entry by Hansen, still can’t complete it. Jasudavicius reverses. One minute to go. She drags Hansen to the mat. 10-9 Jasudavicius.
Round 3: Left hook by Hansen. Both land right hands. One minute in. Jasudavicius fakes a level change, lands an elbow. Hansen 1-2. Solid combo. Right cross. Jab exchange. Stiff jabs from Jasudavicius two minutes in, quick exchange. Good Hansen left hook. Another on the counter. Two minutes to go.
Jasudavicius lead right, falls short with a knee. Stiff jabs. Hansen check hook again. Lead hook this time. One minute to go. Jasudavicius right hand, Hansen elbows. Jasudavicius right, Hansen jab. Jasudavicius fakes a shot. Jasudavicius grabs the Thai plum and looks for knees at the end. 10-9 Hansen.
Final result: Jasudavicius def. Hansen by submission (armbar)
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