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MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 274 fight card below, starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” matches at 5:30 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+.
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Oliveira vs. Gaethje.” Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 274 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 274 QUICK RESULTS:
Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje — Oliveira def. Gaethje by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:22 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS!
Rose Namajunas vs. Carla Esparza — Esparza def. Namajunas via split decision (49-46, 48-47, 47-48) — HIGHLIGHTS
Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson — Chandler def. Ferguson by KO (front kick) at 0:17 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux — Saint Preux def. Rua by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon — CANCELED (details here)
Randy Brown vs. Khaos Williams — Brown def. Williams by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Danny Roberts — Trinaldo def. Roberts by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26 x2)
Macy Chiasson vs. Norma Dumont — Chiasson def. Dumont by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schnell — Royval def. Schnell by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:14 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Blagoy Ivanov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima — Ivanov def. Rogerio de Lima by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Andre Fialho vs. Cameron VanCamp — Fialho def. VanCamp by KO (punch) at 2:35 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Tracy Cortez vs. Melissa Gatto — Cortez def. Gatto by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Kleydson Rodrigues vs. C.J. Vergara — Vergara def. Rodrigues by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Ariane Carnelossi vs. Loopy Godinez — Godinez def. Carnelossi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26 x2)
Journey Newson vs. Fernie Garcia — Newson def. Garcia by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
UFC 274 LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY:
155 lbs.: Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje for vacant lightweight title
Round 1: Time to finally settle the score after a dizzying 24 hours, highlighted by Oliveira’s scale fail. Just a reminder: Only Gaethje can win the title tonight. If Oliveira escapes victorious, he will become the No. 1 ranked contender and compete for the vacant Lightweight title later this year.
Gaethje gets stung by a counter right after landing a low kick. Hard body knees by Oliveira in the clinch. More body shots. Oliveira tries to press the action and gets floored by an uppercut. Gaethje waves him up and they slug until a big right sends Oliveira to the canvas again. Again Gaethje lets him up a minute in. Gaethje swinging hard, good counter knee and uppercut by Oliveira. Flying knee to right cross. He’s cut over the left eye. Another counter uppercut. 2-3 from Gaethje. Oliveira shoots, denied, jumps guard. Gaethje lets him up. Two minutes in. Oliveira checking the low kicks so far. Hard 1-2 lands for him. Lead uppercut. 1-2. Flying front kick attempt. They trade inside and Oliveira blasts Gaethje with a right cross that sends him to the ground. He jumps right on Gaethje’s back with two minutes to go.
Reverse triangle attempt from Oliveira. They’re scrambling and Oliveira wraps up the RNC. There’s the tap.
Final result: Oliveira def. Gaethje by submission (rear naked choke)
115 lbs.: UFC Strawweight Champion Rose Namajunas vs. Carla Esparza
Round 1: Namajunas pumped up herself on the walk to the cage with her now familiar, “I’m the best” chant, while Carla awaited stoically in her corner for the bout to start. Fight started off with both fighters about 10 feet apart, neither looking to lead the dance early. Namajunas circled on the outside, more than likely looking to prevent any easy shot and/or takedown attempt. Namajunas pumps a jab, finally, 90 seconds into the bout. Two minutes down and not a single punch has landed ... and the crowd was letting them hear it. More feints from Namajunas, circling side to side, with Carla finally touching her with a left hand. Namajunas doubles up on a jab that finally connects. Low kick from Carla finds its mark, then she whiffed on a front kick moments later. Carla bursts with a combination, but finds nothing but air. Round ends with basically no punches being thrown. Perhaps the most futile round in UFC championship history? 10-9 Namajunas ... I guess.
Round 2: Carla opened with a straight right, but was nowhere close to landing. Namajunas pawing a jab, feinting and circling and waiting for Carla to make a move. Overhand right from Namajunas is blocked. Carla reaches down for a single-leg takedown, but Namajunas was hip to it and spun out quick. Four total strikes landed in the fight so far and we are 7.5 minutes deep into it. Jab from Namajunas misses, with Carla countering with a looping left. Crowd really letting the ladies hear it here with one minute remaining. Jab from Namajunas, but it barely grazed Carla. Overhand left from Namajunas, with Carla missing on a low kick. Front kick from Carla ends another miserable round. 10-9 Carla ... I guess (for the brief aggression).
Round 3: Namajunas looks a little more alive this round, coming out of her corner pumping her jab. Overhand right from Namajunas misses the mark, with Carla countering with a shot that also missed. Low kick from Carla, then a brief exchange, with Carla scoring a blast double, but Namajunas popped off the canvas like toast. Namajunas with a shovel uppercut along the cage, then a nice combination moments later. Low kick from Carla misses, with Namajunas continuing to bounce all over the place. Right hand from Carla, with Namajunas missing on a looping left because of a slip. Carla goes air born with a Superman punch that, surprise!, was nowhere near landing. Carla misses on a single with 30 seconds remaining, with Namajunas back on her bike. Namajunas misses with an overhand right at the bell. 10-9 Carla ... I guess (for the split-second takedown). Super weird fight.
Round 4: Carla pulling early punches, with Namajunas whiffing on some strikes. Low kick from Carla, then ducking under a right hand and attempting a brief takedown that didn’t materialize. Esparaza finally in deep on a single, but she was too high getting to the back of Namajunas and was dumped off. Back to their feet now down two minutes, with Carla still trying to get her hands on an elusive Namajunas. Front kick from Namajunas misses, who continues to just dance and switch stances ... not much else going on ... still. Right hand from Namajunas, with Carla ducking under and getting behind her. Namajunas on her knees, with Carla trying to keep her down, but Namajunas got upright and drilled her with a right hand on the way back up. Slip from Namajunas on a right hand ... second or third slip of the fight. 10-9 Carla.
Round 5: Namajunas needed a finish on this unofficial scorecard — but it’s such an odd fight might as well flip a coin. Namajunas’ corner encouraged her to pick it up, but might appear to be too little, too late. Namajunas with a hard right hand one minute in to the final round, with Carla scoring a front kick moments later. Another shot from Namajunas, but Carla responded with a hard left hook. Low kick from Carla, then a fake takedown with a left hook upstairs. The pair trade shots midway through the round, with Carla trying for a takedown but abandoning it almost immediately. No urgency, nothing down the stretch from either woman. Namajunas with a late takedown at the bell that probably won her a round. That was without a doubt one of the worst championship fights in UFC history. 10-9 Namajunas.
Final result: Esparza def. Namajunas via split decision (49-46, 48-47, 47-48)
155 lbs.: Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson
Round 1: Ferguson circling as Chandler slowly advances. Jab lands for Chandler. Low kicks, jabs. Ferguson looks for his own kicks, eats some lefts. One minute in. Ferguson looking for elbows. Hard left cross puts Chandler on his butt, but he scrambles right back up. Ferguson on the attack, walks through a monstrous overhand right. Continuing to stalk. Chandler to the body. Counter left from Ferguson. Two minutes in. Chopping left lands for Ferguson to answer a body shot. More Chandler low kicks. Power double puts him on top in guard. Short elbows. Ferguson active off of his back, not getting close to anything so far. Two minutes to go.
Ferguson tries to kick him off, eats some more punches for his trouble. Chandler postures out of a triangle and drops heavy ground-and-pound. One minute to go. Heavy top pressure from Chandler. He’s cut Ferguson near the right eye. Nasty right hands. 10-9 Chandler.
Round 2: Out of absolutely nowhere, Chandler fires a front kick that sends Ferguson face-first to the mat, completely unconscious. Good lord.
Final result: Chandler def. Ferguson by KO (front kick)
205 lbs.: Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Round 1: Saint Preux body kick, Shogun low kicks. Neither man willing to punch yet. OSP body kick a minute in. There’s a punching exchange. Left hook from Shogun on the fence. OSP comes back with a body kick. Lead left two minutes in, avoids a return left hook. Another good low kick from Shogun, who tries a three-piece. OSP continuing to land body kicks and he’s reddened Shogun’s midsection. More good body work. Two minutes to go.
Shogun goes low-high with a 3-2. Right hand falls short. Counter body shot connects. Hard teep by OSP in return and a snap kick behind it. One minute to go. Shogun looks for counters, falls short. Low kicks landing. 10-9 Saint Preux on the body work.
Round 2: Both still leaning on their kicks. Shogun doing some good work with the leg kicks. One minute in. Shogun circles for a bit, takes a body kick and straight left. Long left hook and low kick land for him. Counter 2-3, leg kick. He’s starting to outwork OSP this round. OSP body kick, Shogun straight right two minutes in. OSP straight left splits the guard. Shogun landing leg kicks and looking to counter OSP’s kicks, though the latter does find the mark on his lead leg. Two minutes to go.
OSP body kicks. Shogun comes back with a leg kick, eats another to the midsection and a straight left. Hard Shogun leg kick and a counter left. One minute to go. OSP body kick and straight left. Low kick, teep. He tries a step-in knee. 10-9 Rua.
Round 3: OSP hauls him to the fence. Separation. One minute in. Body kick by Shogun. OSP looking for body kicks, lands a straight left. More body kicks. Shogun tries a 2-3, eats another kick to the midsection. They trade on the fence two minutes in. 2-1-2 by OSP. Shogun’s abandoned the low kicks since he got checked last round. Lead right lands for him. There’s a solid one. OSP straight left. Two minutes to go.
OSP tries a head kick, lands a straight left. More potshotting. One minute to go. OSP combination. Shogun just not active enough this round. 2-3 lands for him. Shogun circles until the bell. 10-9 Saint Preux.
Final result: Saint Preux def. Rua by split decision
170 lbs.: Randy Brown vs. Khaos Williams
Round 1: Brown keeping his distance. Williams tries to blitz. Low kick connects. Solid body kick not long after. One minute in. Williams the more active of the two so far. Jab exchange. Teep lands for Brown and Williams nearly falls over trying to jump on him. Brown lands a knee on the break. Two minutes in. Williams appears to sting Brown with a flurry and follows him to the mat. Sitting in the front headlock, potentially looking to set up an anaconda. Brown works his way to his feet. Two minutes to go.
Brown misses on a long right cross, lands a jab. Williams tries a wild overhand. Low kick connects. Brown lead right into the clinch, landing knees. Flying knee just misses. Williams tries low kicks with a minute to go and they trade heat. Brown shoots, denied, looks for a guillotine. Decent knees. 10-9 Williams.
Round 2: Brown tries a long combo to start. Awkward exchanges. Front kick appears to land, as do a pair of jabs. 1-2, front kick attempt, jab a minute in. Doing a solid job of avoiding Williams’ head shots. Low kicks from Williams. Long combination lands for Brown, who’s finding his range. As I say that, Williams cracks him with a looping hook. Brief clinch. Brown tries a head kick, lands a right cross. Slashing elbow falls short. Williams looks for the body with two minutes to go.
Brown ties up, gets reversed. Williams fires punches on the exit. Low kicks. One minute to go. Brown tries to spin. Low kick exchange. Brown looking for long straight shots as Williams targets the lead leg. Solid right from Brown, then another on the counter as Williams barrels into the clinch. 10-9 Brown.
Round 3: Williams still picking away with the low kicks, eats a front kick upstairs. Both men targeting the lead leg. Williams finds the mark with an overhand a minute in. Solid cross from Brown in return but he’s letting Williams chip away at his leg. They trade in the center.Brown pops him with a series of jabs, then a front kick and right cross. Two minutes in. Brown weaves away from a flurry. He tries to get fancy by ducking and Williams cracks him with a right hand for a knockdown. On top in guard. Brown makes it to the feet and cracks Williams with right hands in return. Two minutes to go.
Heavy clinch knee from Brown, who’s marching forward. Bad miss on a right hand and Williams changes levels on the fence. Browne elbows from Brown. They separate with a minute to go. Williams tries to spin, lands a 1-2. Brown shoots, denied. Thai clinch and he slams home some heavy knees. Williams fires a Superman punch when they separate. 10-9 Williams.
Final result: Brown def. Williams by split decision
170 lbs.: Francisco Trinaldo vs. Danny Roberts
Round 1: Trinaldo pushing forward, eats a low kicks. Roberts slips and Trinaldo puts him against the fence. Solid uppercut inside as they jockey for position. Elbow misses high. They separate a minute in. Roberts low kicks. Trinaldo tries a three-piece. Roberts goes for a 1-2-head kick. Two minutes in. The low kicks appear to be working for him so far. Trinaldo lead left. Roberts tries a flying knee, lands a 1-2, eats a body shot. Snap kick downstairs. Trinaldo wings some big lefts, lands a jab. Two minutes to go.
1-2 lands for Trinaldo. Front kick attempt. Hard counter left from Trinaldo, then a right hook as they exchange. One minute to go. Good body shot by Trinaldo. Another heavy body shot. They trade in the center. Roberts lands a body kick, tries a head kick. Good right hoko by Trinaldo on the exit. Roberts low kick and 1-2. 10-9 Trinaldo.
Round 2: They trade lefts in the center, then a jab has Roberts doing the chicken dance. Trinaldo trying to attack in the clinch, unsuccessfully changes levels. They separate. Jabs from Trinaldo a minute in. Roberts seems to have his wits back. Right hand from Trinaldo, then a left shovel hook that rattles Roberts again. Vicious body shot hurts Roberts again and Trinaldo clamps down on a guillotine. He loses it, muscles Roberts down into side control. Working to try and set up an arm triangle. Loses it. Two minutes to go.
Solid lefts from Trinaldo. Back to half guard. Staying heavy on top. Side control now. One minute to go. Roberts spins to his knees and Trinaldo looks for the back. Back to the feet. Trinaldo lands a body shot and they start trading absolute bombs. Roberts muscles him to the fence, gets reversed after landing an elbow. 10-9 Trinaldo.
Round 3: Low kick from Roberts. Jab from Trinaldo. One minute in. Roberts tries a flying knee, lands in the clinch. Another heavy exchange until Roberts ties up. Trinaldo reverses. Solid knee on the break. Jab connects. Low kick from Roberts. Both whiff on big lefts. Two minutes in. Roberts puts him on the fence for a bit. Trinaldo just misses with a combo. Two minutes to go.
Trinaldo tries an overhand left. Roberts advances and winds up walking smack into an overhand left that wobbles him again. Clinch shots from Trinaldo. 1-2 lands for him. Clean jabs. One minute to go. Roberts lands a left around the guard and Trinaldo comes back with a huge uppercut. Exchanging in the clinch. Trinaldo puts him on the fence. Jockeying for position. 10-9 Trinaldo.
Final result: Trinaldo def. Roberts by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Macy Chiasson vs. Norma Dumont
Round 1: Tentative start. They trade punches a minute in. Good overhand left from Chiasson. Low kick exchange. Continued punching trades. Two minutes in. Chiasson trying front kicks, switching stance. Overhand right lands for Dumont as Chiasson lands a straight left. Two minutes to go.
Chiasson avoids a takedown, cracks her with a left hand. Dumont tries a pair of combos, lands a left hook. One minute to go. Chiasson low kick. 1-2 appears to wobble Dumont for a moment. Combintion. Dumont tries a spinning back fist and gets taken down. 10-9 Chiasson.
Round 2: Chiasson staying active with a variety of strikes. Chiasson low kick, Dumont 1-2 a minute in. Low kick exchange. Chiasson lands a right hook in combination and shoots. Grinding against the fence. Two minutes in. She muscles Dumont to the mat and tries to jump on the RNC, but loses position. Nice scramble into another takedown attempt. Two minutes to go.
Continuing to press Dumont against the fence. Chiasson nearly pulls Dumont down on top of herself, then scrambles up and lands knees. One minute to go. Nearly gets the body lock takedown. Knees to the thigh. 10-9 Chiasson.
Round 3: Heavy right hands ding Chiasson, who shoots in response. Looking for the back against the fence. Grinding against the fence a minute in. Dumont lands some nice punches with her back against the fence, gets taken down again. Two minutes in. Just pressing Dumont against the fence. Two minutes to go.
A scramble ensues, after which Dumont blasts Chiasson with more punches to prompt another level change. One minute in. Chiasson content to lean on her with knees to the thigh. 10-9 Dumont.
Final result: Chiasson def. Dumont by split decision
125 lbs.: Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schnell
Round 1: Slugging right off the bat. Knee from Royval, head kick attempt. Another. Schnell pushing forward with combinations. Solid up-jab, eats a right hook in return. One minute in. Constant exchanges and a right cross floors Royva. Royval goes for a leg, loses the scramble. Schnell on top in guard. Rovcal looks for a leglock, uses it to stand, gets caught in a guillotine. Royval ends up on top, avoids an anaconda transition. When Schnell looks to kick him off and shoot in, Royval latches onto his own guillotine that prompts Schnell to frantically tap with both hands.
Final result: Royval def. Schnell by submission (guillotine choke)
265 lbs.: Blagoy Ivanov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Round 1: Rogerio tries a head kick and low kicks. Trying body kicks as well. The first clean collection is a low blow. One minute in. Big flurry from Rogerio. Low kick to uppercut. Clean 1-2. Two minutes in. Another heavy low-high combo. Ivanov tries a single-leg, rebuffed. Two minutes to go.
Rogerio to the body. They trade inside. Ivanov to the body, Rogerio with a left hook upstairs. Ivanov catches a kick and takes him to the fence. One minute to go. Grinding against the fence. They separate. Hard Rogerio low kick. Ivanov body shot and they exchange on teh fence. 10-9 Rogerio de Lima.
Round 2: 2-3 from Rogerio. Ivanov hauls him to the fence again. They separate. One minute in. They trade in the center. Ivanov double jab, eats a low kick. Rogerio flurries in the center, tries a single leg, then dings Rogerio with an overhand left before tying up again. Single-leg denied. Rogerio separates two minutes in. Solid flurry. Ivanov marching through it, landing 1-2s. Good body shot. Lima lands a left hook, eats an overhand in return. Heavy pressure by Ivanov and he ties up again with two minutes to go.
Rogerio reverses and they trade dirty boxing before separating. Overhand right by Rogerio with a minute to go. Ivanov 1-2. Again. Rogerio lands a counter left as Ivanov ties up again. Left hand by Ivanov. Bigger left by Rogerio. 10-9 Ivanov.
Round 3: Trading punches early. Ivanov on the advance, lands a combo on the fence. Rogerio shoots and hauls him to the fence. Grinding a minute in. Ivanov looking for a guillotine. Ref separates them. Ivanov back on the advance two minutes in. Trading on the fence. Rogerio puts him on the fence, gets reversed. Brief separation. Two minutes to go.
Good left by Ivanov on the break. Rogerio to the body, eats a 1-2, lands a lead right. Front kick lands clean. Ivanov straight left into the clinch. Short left. One minute to go. Rogerio tries a whizzer kick, denied. They separate. Looping left from Ivanov, eats a body kick in return. Glancing connections. Rogerio takes him down despite Ivanov hooking his arm over the fence. 10-9 Ivanov.
Final result: Ivanov def. Rogerio de Lima by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Andre Fialho vs. Cameron VanCamp
Round 1: Fialho pushing forward. Both tossing out kicks. Jab from VanCamp. Fialho cross counter. One minute in. Trading low kicks. Double jab by Fialho, who gets wobbled by a two-piece. He rips off some nice counters to back him off. VanCamp low kick. Two minutes in. Both land low kicks. Two-piece and a jab land for VanCamp, but Fialho comes back with a left hook that crumples VanCamp like a Jenga tower.
Final result: Fialho def. VanCamp by KO (punch)
125 lbs.: Tracy Cortez vs. Melissa Gatto
Round 1: Low kicks from Cortez. Gatto fires a combo, then runs headlong into a double-leg that puts Cortez on top in guard. Gatto already threatening submissions. One minute in. Armbar attempt, Cortez slams her way out. Two minutes in. Cortez waves her back to the feet and lands a counter right. Gatto 1-2, low kick exchange. 3-2 lands for Cortez, who gets hauled to the fence. Gatto tries a lift, than takes her back. Two minutes to go.
Cortez turns into guard. Gatto tries another armbar, eats a left hand for her trouble. Now a heavy right. One minute to go. Elbows from Cortez, then punches as she mashes her against the fence. Gatto still looking for subs. Cortez stands over her and kicks at her legs, then attacks as she stands. 10-9 Cortez.
Round 2: Gatto advancing, lands a 1-2 and shoots. Knee from Cortez as they jockey for position a minute in. Solid combo lands for Gatto. Continuing to put her punches together. Cortez body kick. Gatto with a Superman punch to left hook and a successful double-leg. Looking for the back. One hook in two minutes in. Now the other. Solid punches. Two minutes to go.
Cortez tries to turn into guard and Gatto snatches an armbar, only for Cortez to extract her arm. Short punches from Cortez. One minute to go. More punches and elbows. 10-9 Gatto.
Round 3: Cortez 2-3, Gatto 1-2. Gatto continuing to push forward. Sharp counter 1-2. Well-timed double puts Cortez back on top in guard. Half guard a minute in. Looking for mount, moves to north-south. Rear turtle, then guard, landing as she does. More punches two minutes in. Cortez keeps her from standing with a front headlock. Elbows from rear turtle. Gatto responds with a leglock attempt. Cortez swats her with punches and waits it out. Two minutes to go.
Gatto latches onto her back on the way up and drags her down again. Cortez turns into mount. One minute to go. Arm triangle attempt from half guard. She passes to side control, can’t get it, returns to guard. Solid ground-and-pound. 10-9 Cortez.
Final result: Cortez def. Gatto by unanimous decision
125 lbs.: Kleydson Rodrigues vs. C.J. Vergara
Round 1: Vergara marching forward, lands a low kick and avoids a flying knee. More low kicks. Rodrigues answers in kind. Hard overhand right by Rodrigues. Both land left hooks a minute in. Rodrigues rips a counter to the body and takes him down from the body lock. Vergara scoots to the fence and stands, Rodrigues still attached. Two minutes in. Rodrigues knees, Vergara punches. They separate. Rodrigues body and low kicks, straight left by Vergara in response. Snap kick lands for Rodrigues. Vergara continuing to advance with two minutes to go.
Rodrigues teep and low kick. Vergara left hands. He denies a takedown, eats a combo. Another right and jab by Rodrigues. Long combination, low kick. They trade lefts with a minute to go. Both bang the body. Good low kick by Rodrigues. Body kick and check hook. Heavy counter 2-3 that Vergara absorbs. Body kick behind a missed Superman punch. Vergara body kick. Jab upstairs. 10-9 Rodrigues.
Round 2: Hard body kick from Vergara, who counters a takedown into mount. They scramble and he settles on top in guard. One minute in. Grinding against the fence. Not a lot of shots so far. There’s some nice elbows. Two minutes in. Still throwing sporadic elbows. Two minutes to go.
Rodrigues offering basically nothing off of his back. Vergara continuing to work from guard. Slick move to mount and he takes the back. Great scramble by Rodrigues to land on top in guard. Good elbow before they return to the feet. Spinning back fist lands for him, spinning elbow does not. Good Vergara left hand. 10-9 Vergara.
Round 3: Low kick from Vergara, snap kicks from Rodrigues. Wild spin from Rodrigues. Vergara tries a jump knee and head kick. Rodrigues body kicks and a ocunter right a minute in. More body kicks. Vergara low kick. Heavy uppercut splits the guard. Flying knee attempt forces Rodrigues to fall back and Rodrigues goes from a kneebar to a calf slicer. BAck control, continuing to crank two minutes in. Vergara scrambles free into side control, but gets swept into guard with two minutes to go.
Both of them swatting at each other. Vergara stands, gives up a rear waist lock. Nice scrambles and they trade on the break. One minute to go. Big counters by Rodrigues. Overhand right to a takedown attempt. Hard check hook and body kicks. Double-leg to body lock. 10-9 Rodrigues.
Final result: Vergara def. Rodrigues by split decision
115 lbs.: Ariane Carnelossi vs. Loopy Godinez
Round 1: Godinez wrenches her to the mat after an early clinch, then trips her down when she stands. Carnelossi looks to stand with the underhook and Godinez looks for the back a minute in. Carnelossi trying to drive through with her grip on Godinez’s leg but unable so far. Godinez gets her to a knee against the fence two minutes in. Short shots. Carnelossi stands, wrenched back down. Back up, back down from the rear body lock. Two minutes to go.
Godinez looking for the arm triangle, fence is in the way. She drops it, postures up for punches and elbows. One minute to go. Landing from half guard. 10-9 Godinez.
Round 2: Carnelossi pushing forward, eats a body kick. Hard right hand from Godinez stings Carnelossi and she follows up with a heavy combo before dragging her down into side control. Hard elbows. Carnelossi turns to her knees a minute in. Knees to the body from Godinez, one hook in, now the other. Short punches. Half guard two minutes in. Hard elbows. Looking to attack the far arm. Two minutes to go.
More punches from Godinez. Cradle to rear turtle into an arm triangle attempt. It’s in deep but she’s stuck in half guard. One minute to go. Carnelossi works her head free and tries to sit up into a takedown, but eats an elbow. Godinez looking to retake the back from the front headlock. Carnelossi stands at the bell. 10-8 Godinez.
Round 3: Immediate double-leg from Godinez into side control. Rear turtle, landing punches. One minute in. Carnelossi rolls for a kneebar, denied. More excellent control by Godinez. Carnelossi punching off her back, stuck seated against the fence. She stands, catches a kick, gets slammed to the mat for her trouble. Two minutes to go.
Godinez landing punches from the low mount. Heavy elbows in half guard. Strong balance. One minute to go. Carnelossi turns to her knees and tries to drive through. Brutal shots from Godinez on the way up and another takedown. 10-8 Godinez.
Final result: Godinez def. Carnelossi by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Journey Newson vs. Fernie Garcia
Round 1: Newson tossing out kicks to start. Side kick to the face lands for him, then a hook kick. Quick exchange in the center a minute in. Newson tries to spin again. Again. Check hook lands for Garcia to answer a flying knee attempt. Two minutes in. Garcia swings a pair of hooks, lands a check hook, gets taken down. He uses the fence to stand and breaks Newson’s grip to separate. Newson low kick, Garcia right cross. Two minutes to go.
Counter hook lands again from Garcia to answer a 1-2 attempt. Newson body kick, Garcia low kick. One minute to go. Short three-piece lands for Garcia. Solid side kick comes back at him. Lead hook from Newson, head kick falls short, low kick does not. Reactive shot denied, Garcia can’t find one either. 10-9 Garcia
Round 2: Early combo from Newson, eats a right to the body in return. Low kick, lead right. Sneaky hook and low kick. One minute in. Garcia lands his own low kicks and backs away from a side kick. Newson tries some front kicks. Teep lands, wheel kick doesn’t. Good combo by Newson and Garcia’s legs wobble for a moment two minutes in. Low kick connects. Garcia’s just not throwing nearly enough. Side kick from Newson, avoids a left hook in return. Two minute to go.
Newson goes low-high with kicks. Heavy counter right by Garcia, his best shot of the round. More kicks from Newson. One minute to go. Newson continuing to outwork him. Low and body kicks from Garcia, stiff jab behind them. Newson with a flying front kick that appears to land. Yet another side kick downstairs. 10-9 Newson.
Round 3: Newson continuing to send out kicks. Hard leg kick. Solid double-leg, looking for the back. One hook in against the fence, dropping punches. Garcia stands and separates a minute in. Big whiff on a right hook. Garcia advancing, not really throwing. Two minutes in. There’s a combination. Newson kicking, circling, avoiding fire for the most part. Two minutes to go.
Newson low and side kicks. Quick left hook, eats a leg kick. Nice lead right. Garcia body kick, Newson jab. One minute to go. Spinning back fist and side kick. Hard low kick. Garcia tries to step in and gets wobbled hard by an overhand right. Newson stays patient. Another good leg kick, then a clean wheel kick that hurts Garcia again. 10-9 Newson.
Final result: Newson def. Garcia by unanimous decision
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