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UFC 272 live stream results: Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal will collide TONIGHT (Sat., March 5, 2022) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and we’ll have the real-time play-by-play updates right here, as they happen, beginning at 6 p.m. ET. UFC 272 also features the Catchweight showdown between former Lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos, and late replacement, Renato Moicano, who steps in for the ailing Rafael Fiziev at 160 pounds. Elsewhere on the PPV main card, Kevin Holland makes his Welterweight return opposite Alex Oliveira, while Greg Hardy competes for what may be the final time under the UFC banner opposite Moldovan bruiser, Serghei Spivac.

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Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Covington vs. Masvidal.” Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 272 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)


Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal — Covington def. Masvidal by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-44, 50-45) — HIGHLIGHTS
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Renato Moicano — dos Anjos def. Moicano by unanimous decision (49-45, 49-44, 50-44)
Edson Barboza vs. Bryce Mitchell — Mitchell def. Barboza by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)
Kevin Holland vs. Alex Oliveira — Holland def. Oliveira by TKO (elbows) at 0:38 of Round Two
Greg Hardy vs. Serghei Spivac — Spivac def. Hardy by TKO (punches) at 2:16 of Round One
Jalin Turner vs. Jamie Mullarkey — Turner def. Mullarkey by TKO (punches) at 0:46 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
Marina Rodriguez vs. Yan Xiaonan — Rodriguez def. Yan by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Nick Negumereanu — Negumereanu def. Nzechukwu by split decision (27-29, 29-27 x2)
Mariya Agapova vs. Maryna Moroz — Moroz def. Agapova by submission (arm triangle choke) at 3:27 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
Brian Kelleher vs. Umar Nurmagomedov — Nurmagomedov def. Kelleher by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:15 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Tim Elliott vs. Tagir Ulanbekov — Elliott def. Ulanbekov by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Devonte Smith vs. Ludovit Klein — Klein def. Smith by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27
Dustin Jacoby vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk — Jacoby def. Oleksiejczuk by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)


170 lbs.: Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal

Round 1: Masvidal tries another flying knee out of the gate. Low kicks landing. Covington shoots and hauls him to the fence. One minute in. Masvidal keeping up as Covington chains attempts together. Body lock briefly puts Masvidal on his butt. Two minutes in. One hook in for Covington against the fence. He’s not in a position to land the choke but Masvidal’s stuck there. Two minutes to go.

Short punches from Covington. Pretty blatant one to the back of the head. Full mount with a minute to go. Masvidal gets free and eats a nasty elbow on the break. Masvidal going back to the kicks. Covington combo at the bell. 10-9 Covington.

Round 2: Covington gets a hard warning for an eye poke before the round. He tries a head kick, slips. Masvidal right back to the low kicks. Covington falling short with combos. Masvidal body kick and jabs a minute in. Straight right. Covington hauls him to the fence, eats elbows. He lands one of his own. Two minutes in. The ref separates them for a low blow and they restart at range. Right hook from Covington. Good counter left, tries to shoot behind a knee. Good shots from Masvidal in response. Counter right. On the lead this time. Two minutes to go.

Covington lands a right hand, then follows with a combo. He slips throwing a kick and turns it into a takedown attempt. Back to the rear waist lock where they were stuck last round. Masvidal manages to stand and separate. Combos from Covington. One minute to go. He puts Masvidal on the fence once again. They separate. Masvidal puts together a solid sequence of punches. Low kicks as Covington throws punches. Big left hands appear to rattle Masvidal before the bell. 10-9 Masvidal.

Round 3: Both men fire head kicks to start. Covington punches his way into a single-leg attempt, can’t get it. Masvidal jabs and low kicks. Covington comes back with some winging hooks, then backs Masvidal to the fence and drags him down with a double-leg. On top in full guard a minute in. Solid elbows. Chipping away from the top. Two minutes in. Half guard now for Covington. Two minutes to go.

Back to that one-hook seated position from earlier. Covington still doesn’t have the angle to properly crank a choke. One minute to go. There’s a better angle but Masvidal scrambles free. Covington spins into top turtle. Masvidal works his way free with 10 seconds to go, then lands a right hand. 10-9 Covington.

Round 4: Masvidal launching kicks as usual. He rebuffs a shot, then eats a left hand. Covington punches his way into another level change. Masvidal gets his leg free a minute in, only for Covington to once again put together a combination and shoot. Solid defense from Masvidal, who ducks into an uppercut and appears to get rattled by the follow-up punches before Covington changes levels again. Two minutes in. Left from Covington on the exit. Masvidal tries a flying knee, eats a 3-2 and head kick. More combinations from Covington that Masvidal weathers against the fence. Another level change with two minutes to go.

Short elbow by Masvidal on the break. Body kick, 1-2, then a right hand that badly wobbles Covington. Masvidal stalking forward and he may have missed his chance as Covington starts throwing back. Good exchanges. Back to the clinch against the fence. One minute to go. They separate. Tired wheel kick attempt from Masvidal. 10-9 Covington.

Round 5: Brief technical issues and we resume with Covington on top 15 seconds in. Masvidal stuck on his butt against the fence once again as Covington tries an ineffectual RNC. One minute in. Covington tries to pull him to a better angle and Masvidal uses the opportunity to stand. Spinning elbow attempt by Masvidal. Covington grinding against the fence. Two minutes to go. He drags Masvidal to his knees. Short punches from Covington. Two minutes to go.

Covington looks for the back, moves to the front headlock, gets back to that seated stuck position we’ve seen so much of. Low mount with a minute to go. One hook for Covington. He tries a neck crank, drops elbows, takes mount. Masvidal tries to initiate a scramble and Covington ends the fight punching. 10-9 Covington.

Final result: Covington def. Masvidal by unanimous decision

160 lbs.: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Renato Moicano

Round 1: Quick action to start. Moicano hauls him to the fence, then tries to latch onto his back. Unsuccessful. Another clinch and again Moicano takes him to the fence. They separate. Well-timed takedown from dos Anjos a minute in. Moicano quickly scoots free. dos Anjos head kick and knee, glancing right from Moicano in return. dos Anjos to the body, Moicano goes low-high inside. Well-timed double-leg puts dos Anjos on top in side control. Great back-and-forth action after two minutes. Moicano regains half guard. Short left hand from dos Anjos, elbow with two minutes to go.

Big left hand after Moicano regains guard. Back to half guard, more punches. One minute to go. Solid rights, guard once again. dos Anjos snuffs out an attempt to take his back. 10-9 dos Anjos.

Round 2: Body kick from dos Anjos to start. Low kick. Moicano stuffs a level change and they trade in close. Big counter left from dos Anjos, then a cross. Unsuccessful single-leg, more left hands. Moicano low kick a minute in. Moicano denies another level change but gets popped by a pair of straight lefts. Heavy cross form Moicano in return but he gives up a body lock. Two minutes in. Elbow by dos Anjos on the break, then a looping left and body kick. Brief clinch, dos Anjos body shot. Slick uppercut by Moicano but he’s getting outworked. Another dos Anjos body kick and he ducks a right hand for a double-leg. Two minutes to go.

dos Anjos on top in half guard. Moicano regains guard with a minute to go. HArd elbow from dos Anjos. Back to half guard. More elbows. 10-9 dos Anjos.

Round 3: Straight left to the head, then to the body, then a body kick to start from dos Anjos. Corkscrew upper falls short, straight left doesn’t. Moicano to the body, denies a shot. dos Anjos briefly slips. One minute in. Decent combo from Moicano. Low kick comes back at him. Very good combo met by a dos Anjos head kick. dos Anjos with an elbow in combination, then a head kick that turns Moicano’s legs to spaghetti. dos Anjos follows him down and gets to pounding two minutes in. Moicano somehow survives and ties him up in half guard. Two minutes to go.

Moicano regains guard. dos Anjos tries to pass, can’t do so. One minute to go. Short ground-and-pound. 10-9 dos Anjos.

Round 4: Moicano’s left eye is in rough shape, but he gets the go-ahead to continue. Shifting left lands for him. 1-2. dos Anjos to the body, eats a jab. Straight left connects. Moicano answers with some sharp combination punching but gets knee-tapped into half guard a minute in. dos Anjos looking to pass, still can’t do so. Decent-looking upkick from Moicano as he regains guard. Two minutes in. Back to half guard, heavy shoulder pressure. Nasty elbows from guard with two minutes to go.

More top pressure. Elbows. One minute to go. More elbows and Moicano’s cut. Hard punches. Moicano gets to his feet and separates. dos Anjos head kick misses and Moicano’s in rough shape when he heads back to the corner. 10-9 dos Anjos.

Round 5: The ref gives Moicano 30 seconds to turn things around. Superman punch from dos Anjos. Low kick. Moicano tries a spinning back fist. One minute in. Good exchange. dos Anjos fakes a shot. He tries a head kick, then takes him down into half guard. Moicano elevates and stands. Solid combo inside. dos Anjos can’t land a takedown, does land an uppercut. Moicano sprawls on another shot. Moicano 1-2. Looping left splits his guard in return. Two minutes to go.

Moicano lands an uppercut. Really looking for that punch. dos Anjos lands a straight left. 1-1-2. Nice right by Moicano with a minute to go. Heavy left hand. Brutal exchange and Moicano’s going for it. dos Anjos body kick but he eats a combination. Moicano landing some heavy leather in the last minute. dos Anjos buzzes him with a left and tries a last-minute takedown. 10-9 Moicano.

Final result: dos Anjos def. Moicano by unanimous decision

145 lbs.: Edson Barboza vs. Bryce Mitchell

Round 1: Barboza starts with his trademark leg kicks. Mitchell steadily advancing. More low kicks. One minute in. Mitchell tries to answer with an overhand left. Barboza moving well so far, eats a body kick. Big 3-2 drops Barboza! Mitchell shoots in behind it and ultimately trips Barboza down into guard. Two minutes in. Short punches from Mitchell. Steady GnP. Two minutes to go.

Barboza controlling off of his back, keeping Mitchell from posturing up. Nice elbows by Mitchell. One minute to go. Barboza kicks him off and separates. Nice body shot. Spinning back kick misses, lead right doesn’t. 10-9 Mitchell.

Round 2: Low kick lands for Barboza. Mitchell times the next one and takes him back down into guard. Back to the short punches. One minute in. Short elbows. There’s a bigger one. Two minutes in. Mitchell continuing to work and he’s opened a cut around Barboza’s left eye. Two minutes to go.

Barboza trying to use butterfly hooks, manages to get to his feet. Mitchell remains attached and pulls him back to the mat. Looking to mount straight from half guard. One minute to go. Can’t quite get the pass, staying heavy. He postures up for some left hands before the bell. 10-9 Mitchell.

Round 3: Good 2-3 from Barboza in the opening seconds. Mitchell slips, Barboza lets him up. Barboza body kick. Mitchell falls well short with a jumping switch kick, then double-legs his way back into guard a minute in. Right back to the short GnP. Two minutes in, Barboza suddenly tosses up a triangle, but Mitchell lifts him up to force him to drop it. Two minutes to go.

Mitchell finally makes it to half guard. Barboza tries to turn for a leg, but nearly gives up mount. Short punches from quarter guard with an arm pinned. Full mount with a minute to go. Back to half guard. Brutal elbows. 10-8 Mitchell.

Final result: Mitchell def. Barboza by unanimous decision

170 lbs.: Kevin Holland vs. Alex Oliveira

Round 1: Holland comes out kicking. Low kick answered in kind. 1-2, low kick. Oliveira looks to answer with punches. Oliveira counters a low kick to knock Holland off-balance a minute in. Holland keeping up the kicks. Solid right by Holland, has a kick caught. More leg kicks, jab. Long right by Oliveira, then a low kick that drops Holland two minutes in. He turns it into a leglock attempt, then gets ragdolled back to the mat when he scrambles up. Now he manages to separate. Huge right cross wobbles Oliveira, who lands one of his own and a monster 1-2 behind it. Two minutes to go.

Holland staying long, tossing out kicks. He gets spun around by a low kick and comes back with his own. One minute to go. Holland calf kick, hard right hand. Another low kick answered in kind. Oliveira looks for a takedown, then a rolling back take. He tries to wrap up the RNC in the scramble, but Holland’s arm is in the way. 10-9 Holland.

Round 2: Holland counters a low kick with a straight right, then floors Oliveira with another right hand in an exchange. Bombing away with right hands, then switches to elbows until the ref intervenes.

Final result: Holland def. Oliveira by TKO (elbows)

265 lbs.: Greg Hardy vs. Serghei Spivac

Round 1: Low kicks from Hardy to start. Right hand to the body. Spivac shoots, powers through the initial resistance for a major outer reap. One minute in. Hardy working his way up, does so. Spivac trips him back to his knees. Back up, back down. He uses a half nelson to force Hardy to his back and takes mount, immediately bombing with punches until Herb Dean intervenes.

Final result: Spivac def. Hardy by TKO (punches)

155 lbs.: Jalin Turner vs. Jamie Mullarkey

Round 1: Body kick from Turner to start. Mullarkey to the body. Counter 2-3 by Turner. Mullarkey low kick. Turner countering as Mullarkey goes for his legs. Stiff jab from Mullarkey a minute in. Turner cracks him with a counter right on one leg, then a huge knee. Mullarkey responds by rocking him with a left hook and putting him on the fence. Elbow from Mullarkey as Turner tries to frame. Hard shots from Turner on the break. Pouring on the punches two minutes in. Right hand, knee, straight left. Mullarkey’s nose is leaking. Big exchange in the center. Mullarkey with a head kick. Turner bombing him to the head and body inside. Two minutes to go.

Turner counter right as Mullarkey launches overhands. Connection from Mullarkey. Turner with a short uppercut to answer a body shot. Mullarkey head kick just misses. Mullarkey takes him down into side control with a minute to go. Turner regains guard. Half guard before the bell. 10-9 Turner.

Round 2: Sneaky straight left from Turner. Counter knee to the body, some combination work, then a right hook against the fence that sends Mullarkey to his knees. Turner pours it on the turtling Mullarkey until the ref intervenes.

Final result: Turner def. Mullarkey by TKO (punches)

115 lbs.: Marina Rodriguez vs. Yan Xiaonan

Round 1: Yan pushing forward to start. Right hand lands for her. Hard combo by Rodriguez. Heavy counter right from Yan. One minute in. Yan keeping up the pressure, Rodriguez retreating and circling. Low kick connects. Yan flurries against the fence two minutes in. Good low kicks. Rodriguez right hand, flurry comes back at her. Counter three-piece by Rodriguez, eats a left inside. Two minutes to go.

Both fall short with low kicks. Yan fires back when Rodriguez tries to clinch. One minute to go. Rodriguez punches her way inside and lands well, but catches Yan low. Yan takes a bit to recover before going back in. Side kick lands for her. Rodriguez catches her with a long left hook, then a knee to the body. Yan catches a knee to dump her to the mat. 10-9 Yan.

Round 2: Rodriguez swings into an awkward clinch. Separation. Rodriguez pushing forward, takes a right hand inside. One minute in. Body shot from Yan. Rodriguez fires a flurry. Yan low kick, quick combo inside. Yan lands a counter right, can’t get a takedown two minutes in. She takes her down as Rodriguez throws a knee. Rodriguez tands with two minutes to go.

Rodriguez turns to face her, denies a trip. Yan tries an elbow on the break. One minute to go. Hard knees from Rodriguez with a minute to go. Yan reverses against the fence, eats a Thai knee and elbow. Heavy right lands for her in the waning seconds. 10-9 Yan.

Round 3: Hard right from Rodriguez, avoids a side kick in return. Low kick lands. One minute in. Another Rodriguez flurry, stiff jab. Counters from Yan. Inside low kick, counter left. Rodriguez tries a four-piece two minutes in. Yan low kick. Rodriguez still stomping after her, ties up and lands a knee downstairs. Elbow on the break. Two minutes to go.

Yan avoids a flurry, lands a counter right. Big left hook lands for Rodriguez. Another. Throwing heat, Yan answering in kind. Rodriguez body kick, Yan low kick. One minute to go. Hard left hook from Rodriguez, Yan lands her own soon after. Knee and elbows by Rodriguez. Yan tries a spinning back fist and Rodriguez sprints after her. 10-9 Rodriguez. Comes down to the second round.

Final result: Rodriguez def. Yan by split decision

205 lbs.: Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Nick Negumereanu

Round 1: Nzechukwu lands an early jab. Neither committing to much. One minute in. Negumereanu to the body. Uppercut attempt met by an Nzechukwu jab. Negumereanu struggling with the distance but Nzechukwu not throwing a ton two minutes in. There’s a straight left by “African Savage.” Clean jab. Straight left, front kick downstairs. Two minutes to go.

Negumereanu takes a finger in the eye. Nzechukwu body kick. Again. One minute to go. Nzechukwu content to cruise so far. Straight left, 1-2. Sharp lead right lands for Negumereanu, starting to push forward. Another lead right. Superman punch misses. 10-9 Nzechukwu.

Round 2: Negumereanu pushing forward, times a knee for a takedown attempt. One minute in. Pressing Nzechukwu against the fence. Two minutes in. Still the same. Two minutes to go.

The ref finally separates them. Body kick from Nzechukwu as Negumereanu looks to launch right hands. Stiff jabs by Nzechukwu. Hard counter 2-1. More right hands with a minute to go. Nzechukwu 1-2 and counter left. More left hands. Negumereanu shoots and takes him to the fence. 10-9 Nzechukwu.

Round 3: Nzechukwu jabs his fingers directly into Negumereanu’s eye once again. The ref correctly takes a point, but Negumereanu elects to continue. He comes out slugging, walking directly into a knee. Nzechukwu potshotting, gets taken down throwing a flying knee. Back up, caught in a body lock. One minute in. Knee on the break from Nzechukwu. Counter left lands clean. Negumereanu still plodding after him. Two minutes in. Heavy counter lefts by Nzechukwu. There’s a right hand from Negumereanu, storming after him. Two minutes to go.

Another clean left by Nzechukwu. Both land right hands. Continuing to pick Negumereanu off. One minute to go. 1-2. Both land their power hands. Negumereanu with a solid sequence near the fence. Nzechukwu slugging with him. 9-9 with the point deduction.

Final result: Negumereanu def. Nzechukwu by split decision

125 lbs.: Mariya Agapova vs. Maryna Moroz

Round 1: Both women staying out of range to start. Moroz hauls her to the fence. One minute in. Agapova firing hammerfists and elbows as she defends. Two minutes in. Moroz gets her down and jumps on her back. Both hooks in, hunting the RNC. Agapova manages to dislodge a hook, but Moroz gets under the chin with two minutes to go.

Agapova continuing to defend, manages to turn into top guard. Moroz quickly goes for her signature armbar, but loses it and Agapova jumps on her back in return. One minute to go. Moroz breaks free of the body triangle and presses her against the fence. 10-9 Moroz.

Round 2: Moroz punches her way into a takedown attempt. Keeping Agapova against the fence, drags her to her knees. One hook in a minute in. Short lefts from Moroz. Potential arm triangle, then switches to bashing from mount two minutes in. Agapova turning, eating more shots. Two minutes to go.

Moroz commits to an arm triangle, and after some obvious internal deliberation, Agapova taps.

Final result: Moroz def. Agapova by submission (arm triangle choke)

145 lbs.: Brian Kelleher vs. Umar Nurmagomedov

Round 1: Kelleher pushing forward to start. Both looking to kick. Counter right by Nurmagomedov, Brazilian kick just misses. Glancing head kick connects for him. One minute in. Nurmagomedov keeping him at kicking range thus far. Kelleher punches his way into the clinch. Nurmagomedov reverses with double underhooks. Two minutes in. Nurmagomedov changes levels, can’t get it, lands a knee on the break. Reactive shot, denied, takes him to the fence. He pulls out Kelleher’s base with two minutes to go.

In one swift move, Nurmagomedov puts in both hooks and wraps up the RNC, forcing a quick tap.

Final result: Nurmagomedov def. Kelleher by submission (rear naked choke)

125 lbs.: Tim Elliott vs. Tagir Ulanbekov

Round 1: Elliott using his usual funky movement and kicks as Ulanbekov potshots with his jab. Nice low kicks from Elliott, who avoids a head kick. Two right hands from Ulanbekov, who surrenders a takedown into half guard. Hard knee on the way up a minute in. More of those off-speed moves from Elliott. Punching exchange in the center. Ulanbekov right hands, front kick attempt. Two minutes in. Brief clinch. Elliott low kicks and left hands. Blast double by Elliott, Ulanbekov uses a whizzer to stand. Elbow by Elliott, Ulanbekov 1-2. Hard 1-2 from Ulanbekov, who gives up a single-leg but sweeps to his feet with two minutes to go.

Ref pauses the fight to warn Elliott about his fingers. Ulanbekov 1-2. Weird punches from Elliott. Ulanbekov 1-2. One minute to go. Good left inside by Elliott. Superman punch. Huge overhand left and down goes Ulanbekov! He pops back up and gets taken down, then eats a knee on teh way up. 10-9 Elliott.

Round 2: Another looping left lands for Elliott. Ulanbekov shoots, denied. Straight right connects. Another. A third, stiff jab. Hard counter right a minute in. Double-leg puts him on top. Looking for the back. Solid granby roll by Elliott to escape, then a right hand on the break. Counter right stings Elliott two minutes in. Elliott elbow, Ulanbekov uppercut. Elliott grabs the glove to punch Ulanbekov. He shoots, denied. Elliott counters a takedown into top position, can’t maintain with two minutes to go.

Elliott shoots, denied. Ulanbekov goes for a high-amplitude takedown, can’t get it. Elbow by Ulanbekov. Uppercuts from him as Elliott fires elbows. Good Ulanbekov elbow. Elliott grabs his glove again, tries a shoeshine to the body. One minute to go. Ulanbekov holding him against the fence. 10-9 Ulanbekov.

Round 3: Body kick by Ulanbekov. Elliott answers in kind. Hard counters by Ulanbekov as Elliott goes to the body. Ulanbekov’s cut near his left eye. One minute in. They trade power hands. 1-2 from Ulanbekov. Knees to the body. Elliott low kicks, Ulanbekov right hands. Good combo, then a shot from Ulanbekov. Two minutes in. High crotch attempt, rear waist lock. Elliott looking for a kimura grip. Knees to the thigh from Ulanbekov. Two minutes to go.

Looking for the back, got a full body triangle. Looking for the RNC. One minute to go. Left hands by Ulanbekov. More short punches. Don’t think he quite got the 10-8. 10-9 Ulanbekov; second round’s close but I thought he did the better striking there.

Final result: Elliott def. Ulanbekov by unanimous decision

155 lbs.: Devonte Smith vs. Ludovit Klein

Round 1: Low kick from Smith. Lots of feints from both sides as Klein advances. Sharp 1-2 and body kick a minute in. Smith answers in kind. Another 1-2. Lead right through the guard. Klein tries a head kick, lands a straight left. Lead right from Smith, body kick behind it two minutes in. Both attempt head kicks, Klein with a left downstairs. Hard straight left stings Smith and Klein tries to blitz before getting tied up. Knee in the clinch with two minutes to go.

Trading knees downstairs. One minute to go. Ref splits them up. 1-2-head kick from Klein, another straight left into the clinch. 10-9 Klein.

Round 2: Smith opens with a series of kicks. Looking for the head, avoids one from Klein in return. Klein puts him on the fence. One minute in. Not much offense in the clinch. There’s some solid knees from Klein before the break. Body kick, good left. Smith to the body. Two minutes in. Klein low kick. Body shot. Smith shoots, rebuffed, taken to the fence. Two minutes to go.

Knees from Smith, punch exchange. Elbow from Klein. One minute to go. Ref splits them up. Better shot from Smith, incredible balance by Klein. 10-9 Klein.

Round 3: Smith goes back to the head kicks, only for Klein to sting him with a front kick downstairs. Klein looks to follow up, then ties up. One minute in. Elbow from Smith on the break. Klein 1-2, long right from Smith in return. Body kick exchange. Smith shoots, gets taken to the fence. Two minutes in. They separate. Smith body kick, Klein low kick. Smith pops him with a clean right, eats kicks as he tries to follow up . Brief clinch. Two minutes to go.

Stiff jab and 1-2 from Smith knock Klein back. Body shot. Good exchange in the center, heavy knee and elbow by Smith. Klein shoots, denied, presses him against the fence with a minute to go. Klein with a spinning elbow on the break. 2-1, low kick. He tries a head kick. 10-9 Smith.

Final result: Klein def. Smith by split decision

205 lbs.: Dustin Jacoby vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk

Round 1: Oleksiejczuk on the front foot, looking for straight lefts. Body kick from Jacoby. Counter left lands for Oleksiejczuk. More 1s and 2s from the Pole, who takes a finger in the eye a minute in that looks bad. He doesn’t take long to recover. Right back on the advance, lands clean straights to the body and head. 3-2. Jacoby tries to force him back. Oleksiejczuk catches a low kick for a takedown, Jacoby pops up and separates two minutes in. Check hook lands for him. Oleksiejczuk straight left. Body shot, 3-2. Two minutes to go.

More lefts from Oleksiejczuk. Jacoby with a step-in knee and he shoots. Denied. Stiff jab. One minute to go. Oleksiejczuk with a nice body shot and 1-2. Another tight 1-2. Jacoby tries some counter knees. They trade lead hands. More Oleksiejczuk lefts. 10-9 Oleksiejczuk.

Round 2: Counter combo by Jacoby, who tanks a left upstairs. Good left hook stings Oleksiejczuk and Jacoby drops him with an uppercut. Oleksiejczuk manages to survive and they slug for a bit until Jacoby shoots. Hard elbows and punches against the fence a minute in. They separate. Oleksiejczuk back on the advance. Jacoby ducks a left and puts him on the fence before downing him with a single-leg. Oleksiejczuk turns and stands, eating a knee and right hand on the break two minutes in. Left from Oleksiejczuk, right from Jacoby. Jacoby muscles his way back into the clinch, gets reversed. Battling for wrist control. Two minutes to go.

Oleksiejczuk 1-2. Jacoby looking labored. They trade lead hands. Oleksiejczuk lead left after walking through some jabs. Big 3-2 with a minute to go. Again. Exchanging for a moment. Oleksiejczuk comes in punching and gets briefly pressed against the fence. Jockeying for position. 10-9 Jacoby.

Round 3: Oleksiejczuk advancing, walks into a right hand. Right hook, sneaky jab. Oleksiejczuk 1-2. One minute in. Trading potshots at range. Hard overhand left from Oleksiejczuk. Left hook comes back at him. Two-piece connects, then Oleksiejczuk takes another finger in the eye. They trade as soon as they resume two minutes in. Big left from Oleksiejczuk. Body shot. Good left by Jacoby. Some nice exchanges, backfist by Jacoby. Oleksiejczuk two-piece. Jacoby with a left on the break. He shoots with two minutes to go.

Good knee by Jacoby, continuing to drive. One minute to go. Short punches. Knee and elbow on the break, then a leg kick. 10-9 Jacoby.

Final result: Jacoby def. Oleksiejczuk by unanimous decision

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