Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is taking over “Sin City” by way of the UFC Las Vegas mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which takes place TONIGHT (Sat., March 11, 2023) on ESPN+ from inside The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC Las Vegas will be headlined by former 135-pound champion Petr Yan, who collides with No. 3-ranked Merab Dvalishvili across five rounds of bantamweight action. The UFC Las Vegas co-main event will feature a battle of Top 15 heavyweights pitting No. 8-ranked Alexander Volkov against No. 14-ranked Alexandr Romanov. Elsewhere on the card, Ryan Spann and Nikita Krylov pick up where they left off at UFC Vegas 70 after “The Miner” was a late scratch due to illness.
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UFC LAS VEGAS QUICK RESULTS:
Petr Yan vs. Merab Dvalishvili — Dvalishvili def. Yan by unanimous decision (50-45 x3) — RECAP!
Alexandr Romanov vs. Alexander Volkov — Volkov def. Romanov by TKO (punches) at 2:16 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Nikita Krylov vs. Ryan Spann — Krylov def. Spann by submission (triangle choke) at 3:38 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
145 lbs.: Austin Lingo vs. Ricardo Ramos — CANCELED (details here)
Jonathan Martinez vs. Said Nurmagomedov — Martinez def. Nurmagomedobv by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Mario Bautista vs. Guido Cannetti — Bautista def. Cannetti by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:18 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Vitor Petrino vs. Anton Turkalj — Petrino def. Turkalj by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)
Lukasz Brzeski vs. Karl Williams — Williams def. Brzeski by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-27)
Raphael Assuncao vs. Davey Grant — Grant def. Assuncao by technical submission (inverted triangle choke) at 4:43 of Round Three — HIGHLIGHTS
Sedriques Dumas vs. Josh Fremd — Fremd def. Dumas by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:00 of Round Two
Tony Gravely vs. Victor Henry — Henry def. Gravely by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
JJ Aldrich vs. Ariane Lipski — Lipski def. Aldrich by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Tyson Nam vs. Bruno Silva — Silva def. Nam by technical submission (rear naked choke) at 1:23 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
Carlston Harris vs. Jared Gooden — Harris def. Gooden by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
UFC LAS VEGAS LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY:
135 lbs.: Petr Yan vs. Merab Dvalishvili
Round 1: Quick takedown from Dvalishvili, who lands some short punches before Yan slips free. Single-leg denied. Low kick by Yan. Dvalishvili 1-2 falls short. Dvalishvili low kick a minute in. Ref pauses to warn Yan for outstretched fingers. Dvalishvili throwing hands, falling short. Yan denies a takedown and slings a left on the exit. Another good low kick lands for him. Body kick soon after. Dvalishvili shoots, Yan limp-legs out two minutes in. Quick jab connects. Dvalishvili goes for a single-leg, still can’t get him down. Yan low kick, Dvalishvili right hands. Dvalishvili shoots again, denied again. Spinning back fist falls short. Two minutes to go.
Both land solid low kicks. Dvalishvili shoots and grabs a front headlock. He lands a knee to the body and both connect on the break. Ref pauses again to warn Yan for outstretched fingers. Fake level change to left hook from Dvalishvili. One minute to go. Yan shoots, gets countered into guard. Dvalishvili grabs the front headlock on the way up and looks for knees. Yan tries to punch while stuck. 10-9 Dvalishvili.
Round 2: Dvalishvili shoots, gets him down, can’t keep him there. Left hand from Yan, right hand and elbow by Dvalishvili. Yan low kick. Brief clinch. 1-2 from Dvalishvili. One minute in. Left hand by Yan, body shots. Dvalishvili throwing punches and low kicks, walks through a left hand. More pressure from Dvalishvili as Yan keeps his guard up. Body kick. Body kick and counter left from Yan in return. Two minutes in. Dvalishvili fires a right hand and takes Yan down. Yan gets back to his feet quickly. He’s been moving oddly on his rear leg since a hard check. Yan body shot, denies a single-leg. Dvalishvili fires head kicks. Two minutes to go.
Yan catches a kick and kicks his other leg out for a takedown into guard. Dvalishvili makes it back to his feet and reverses on the fence. They separate. Hard body shot by Yan. Dvalishvili comes on strong and barrels his way in for another takedown with a minute to go. Knees to the thigh as Yan gets to his feet. Front headlock, separation. Yan lands a body shot and counters a takedown into guard. 10-9 Dvalishvili.
Round 3: Solid kicks from Yan early on. Dvalishvili tries to spin. He shoots, denied. Dvalishvili bullies his way in against the fence. Both land in sequence. One minute in. Dvalishvili shoots, lands a knee. Another shot, denied, avoids a head kick on the exit. He grabs a body lock and puts Yan on the fence. Yan reverses two minutes in and looks for a level change. Short right on the exit. Dvalishvili changes levels, lands a knee. Another shot to put Yan on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Yan breaks the grip, gets tripped down, pops up with Dvalishvili still attached. Separation. Dvalishvili hits a single-leg, can’t keep him down. He shoots again, moves to the rear waist lock. One minute to go. Yan looks for a single-leg, Dvalishvili rolls through and they return to the feet. Both swing hard in the center. Dvalishvili tries a throw, eats a body kick. 10-9 Dvalishvili.
Round 4: Dvalishvili comes out swinging. Body kick from Yan. Straight left. Dvalishvili forces him back with volume. Yan lands a left, gets hauled to the fence. One minute in. Successful takedown. Yan slips out and puts him on the fence. Two minutes in. They separate. Lead right by Dvalishvili. Yan low kick. Dvalishvili shoots, denied, lands on the exit. Yan digs a body shot. Two minutes to go.
Dvalishvili looks for a single-leg, can’t get it, lands a 1-2. Solid combination work. Fake shot to uppercut. Yan comes back with a combo. One minute to go. Dvalishvili puts him on the fence again, fights off a trip, grabs the front headlock. Left hand from Yan on the exit. 10-9 Dvalishvili.
Round 5: Yan changes levels, caught in a front headlock. Separation. Yan still hesitant to let his hands go despite the dire straits. Dvalishvili marching forward, letting his hands go. Yan denies a takedown, eats body kicks, has to fight off another level change. A trip briefly gets him down. Back up, back down. They separate just under two minutes in. Dvalishvili tries a single-leg, lands a 1-2. More clean punches into another successful takedown. Yan manages to separate. Two minutes to go.
Dvalishvili advancing and throwing with impunity. Body kick from Yan. Dvalishvili shoots, then latches onto Yan’s back. Back up, back down, back up. One minute to go. Dvalishvili lands body and low kicks. Yan just can’t seem to throw. He granby rolls out of a shot, immediately has to fight off another one. They trade until the bell. 10-9 Dvalishvili.
Final result: Dvalishvili def. Yan by unanimous decision
265 lbs.: Alexandr Romanov vs. Alexander Volkov
Round 1: Romanov shoots in the opening seconds and hauls Volkov to the fence. Volkov keeping his weight on him, appears to grab the fence to defend. They separate 50 seconds in. Volkov throwing volume early and landing well. He denies a takedown and takes turle position, then slips in a hook and starts pounding. Romanov manages to slow him down enough to avoid a stoppage initially, but Volkov resets and unloads until the ref intervenes.
Final result: Volkov def. Romanov by TKO (punches)
205 lbs.: Nikita Krylov vs. Ryan Spann
Round 1: We get an awkward exchange right off the bat, to nobody’s surprise. They swing for the fences until Spann shoots. Krylov reverses, but gets thrown almost directly into back mount Trying to turn for his own takedown as Spann cinches up a front headlock. He goes from guillotine to anaconda a minute in, but doesn’t quite have the angle as he goes back to the guillotine. Krylov stacking from half guard, ultimately wrenches his head free. Spann spins to his knees and stands, Krylov still attached two minutes in. Knees to the thigh, then a mat return from Krylov. A proper takedown puts him back on top in side control for a moment before Spann shoots in return, only to get caught in a guillotine. Spann scrambles free but Krylov continues to win the positional battle. The scramble continues with two minutes to go.
Krylob finally slips off the top, then wraps up a triangle as Spann tries to follow him down. Spann taps moments later.
Final result: Krylov def. Spann by submission (triangle choke)
135 lbs.: Jonathan Martinez vs. Said Nurmagomedov
Round 1: Both whip out low kicks to start. Spinning back fist attempt from Nurmagomedov. Front kick, low kick exchange. Nurmagomedov spinning back fist misses, body kick doesn’t. Neither does a head kick shortly thereafter. Getting the better of the kicking exchanges a minute in. Low kick from Martinez, who blocks a Brazilian kick. Continuing to bounce kicks off each other. There’s a nice series of punches from Nurmagomedov, who spins to Martinez’s back in the scramble and immediately puts in both hooks. The angle’s not there for the RNC and Martinez successfully scrambles free, putting him on the fence two minutes in. Good short elbow, avoids a hip toss. Two minutes to go.
Nurmagomedov lands a knee before reversing position. Knee from Martinez on the exit. Teep to Brazilian kick from Nurmagomedov, who cracks Martinez with a spinning elbow and tries to swarm. Martinez puts him back on the fence in response. Nasty elbow with a minute to go. Nurmagomedov tries an uchi mata, no dice. He goes for a head-and-arm throw, can’t establish. 10-9 Nurmagomedov.
Round 2: Back to slamming home kicks on each other. Nurmagomedov tries a spinning back fist, then runs the pipe on a single-leg into guard. One minute in. Nurmagomedov looks to pass, but a great scramble from Martinez gets them back to the feet. They immediately get back to trading until Nurmagomedov tries another single-leg. Martinez defending two minutes in. Sneaky elbows, good knee to follow. He puts Nurmagomedov against the fence. Two minutes to go.
Short shots from Martinez in the clinch. Ref wants more action. Trading knees downstairs with a minute to go. They separate and Martinez starts stalking. Side kick from Nurmagomedov met by a wheel kick. Glancing head kick lands for him. Martinez low kicks. 10-9 Martinez.
Round 3: Martinez pushing forward, gets caught on one leg by a counter left and forced into guard. One minute in. Martinez tosses up an armbar and it looks good, but Nurmagomedov stacks, extracts his arm, and jumps on Martinez’s back. Two minutes in. Body triangle for Nurmagomedov. Martinez working his way to his feet, does so with two minutes to go.
Martinez puts him on the fence with a body lock. Landing short knees. Nurmagomedov tries a whizzer kick, no dice. One minute to go. More knees from Martinez. He fights off another whizzer kick. Martinez lands knees, then gets a bit of space to throw heat. 10-9 Martinez, wouldn’t argue a decision either way.
Final result: Martinez def. Nurmagomedov by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Mario Bautista vs. Guido Cannetti
Round 1: Cannetti comes out slinging a variety of kicks as hard as he can. Bautista responds with a takedown against the fence and lands in half guard. One minute in. Bautista trying to get his leg past the guard, can’t quite manage it. He passes and Cannetti initiates a scramble, ultimately making it to his feet with double underhooks two minutes in. Nice outside trip into side control. Bautista sits up into his own takedown and counters a guillotine with a slam into side control. He immediately latches onto Cannetti’s back and starts chasing the RNC. Two minutes in.
Big suplex from Bautista and this time he snakes his forearm right under Cannetti’s chin, forcing a quick tap.
Final result: Bautista def. Cannetti by submission (rear naked choke)
205 lbs.: Vitor Petrino vs. Anton Turkalj
Round 1: Turkalj opens with a low kick. Head kick attempt. They collide and Petrino muscles Turkalj down into half guard. Turkalj works his way up a minute in, Petrino still attached. Jockeying for position. Petrino puts him back on the fence. Inside trip from Turkalj, Petrino pops back up two minutes in. Turkalj holding onto double unders against the fence. Knee to the body. Petrino reverses, then separates. Jab to answer a low kick. Turkalj tries a spinning back fist. Two minutes to go.
Low kick from Turkalj, who avoids a head kick and straight right. He marches into the clinch with a knee that catches Petrino in the jewels. They restart at range. Turkalj rushes in with some wild strikes, gets hauled to the fence. Separation. Huge flurry from Petrino and he’s got Turkalj hurt with a minute to go. Petrino swinging for the fences with brutal shots, then slings Turkalj down into guard, though Turkalj briefly short-circuits him with an upkick on the way down. Solid ground-and-pound until the bell. 10-9 Petrino.
Round 2: Body and low kicks from Turkalj. He shoots, denied, blocks head kicks. Huge left hook by Petrino, then a long right behind it. Petrino bludgeons Turkalj with a few more heavy shots before hitting a trip from the body lock. Tutkalj turns to his knees, then stands and puts him on the fence a minute in. Turkalj gets the rear waist lock and starts trying to throw him to the mat. Nice work from Petrino to spin into top guard. Turkalj makes it up, gets slammed back down two minutes in. Turkalj reverses position and grabs a body lock for a takedown. He briefly considers a Jack Hermansson-style guillotine. Scrambling with two minutes to go.
Full back control for Turkalj. Petrino spins into guard, avoiding a triangle as he does. They separate, Turkalj receiving a warning for grabbing the fence. Petrino looking tired, but lands a jab. Big flurry from Turkalj and now it’s Petrino shooting, Turkalj puts him on the fence with a minute to go. Knee from Petrino. Turkalj gets the rear body lock and they trade spinning elbows at the bell. 10-9 Petrino.
Round 3: Turkalj opens with leg kicks. Both throwing heat until Turkalj gets the body lock again. Working hard for the takedown, manages to pull him down into back control. Petrino again manages to twist into top guard a minute in. He moves to half guard, then the mount. Turkalj uses the fence to rotate free, but Petrino wraps up a no-hooks RNC. Turkalj weathers it and grabs a body lock, taking mount. Back to back mount. Petrino uses the same two-on-one defense to take top half guard. Two minutes to go.
Turkalj turns to his knees, returns to his feet, gets slammed back down. Turkalj warned for at least the half-dozenth time about grabbing the fence. He does it a seventh time to get to his feet. They separate with a minute to go. Throwing hard. Turkalj grabs the body lock, gets reversed. Petrino changes levels for a high-amplitude slam, then slugs away until the bell. 10-9 Petrino.
Final result: Petrino def. Turkalj by unanimous decision
265 lbs.: Lukasz Brzeski vs. Karl Williams
Round 1: Trading punches early. Brzeski catches a kick, can’t use it. Both miss with combos. Powerful shot puts Williams on top. Brzeski works his way up a minute in, Williams still attached. Nice hip toss attempt, can’t dislodge him. Inside reap finish by Williams for another takedown. Brzeski again uses the fence to stand. Williams tries to run the pipe again, gets the same finish. Brzeski stands and reverses position this time before separating. Two minutes to go.
Quick exchange. Combo from Brzeski. Williams body kick, eats a 1-2. 1-1-2 from Williams in return against the guard. Brzeski two-piece. One minute to go. Williams briefly ties up and just misses with an elbow. Good uppercut from Brzeski, who denies a double-leg. Williams reverses position on the fence. They trade on the exit. 10-9 Williams.
Round 2: Brutal flurry from Williams to start sends Brzeski to the mat. He goes hard for the finish, then settles for a high-amplitude takedown. Landing short punches on a turtling Brzeski a minute in. Brzeski tries a granby roll, no dice. Trying to work his way back up, sneaky back elbow from his knees. More punches from Williams on the way up. Two minutes in. Brzeski tries a spinning elbow on the break, then they pause to fix some tape on Williams. They both look pretty spent at this point. Williams hits another single-leg against the base of the fence. Two minutes to go.
Williams landing short shots as Brzeski stands. Holding onto the body lock with a minute to go. William gets him back to his knees, staying heavy. He tries a head kick on the break and slips. 10-9 Williams.
Round 3: Brzeski comes out aggressive. He blitzes into the clinch. Double unders, sneaky elbow. Williams shoves him away and and hits that same inside reap finish for another takedown into guard. One minute in. Staying tight, landing short punches. Brzeski trying to stand two minutes in. Still unable to make it to his feet as Williams stays heavy. Two minutes to go.
Brzeski stuck on his knees, eating punches. One minute to go. Williams continues to make Brzeski carry his weight and drop a steady diet of short punches. 10-9 Williams.
Final result: Williams def. Brzeski by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Raphael Assuncao vs. Davey Grant
Round 1: Both open with leg kicks. Body kick from Grant. Assuncao catches the next one and lands on top in guard. Solid elbow a minute in. Grant rolls to his knees and Assuncao looks for the back. Two minutes in. Assuncao keeping him stuck on a knee. Grant makes it to his feet and separates. Three-piece falls short. Two minutes to go.
Low kick lands for Grant. Counter right from Assuncao. Lots of staring and feints, not a ton of swings. There’s a glancing head kick from Grant, who eats a low kick in return. Overhand right from Assuncao with a minute to go. Grant tries some big swings in return. Wheel kick misses. He tries to punch his way inside and Assuncao ties up. Elbow on the exit from Assuncao, who eats an overhand right. 10-9 Assuncao.
Round 2: 1-2 and low kick land for Grant. Assuncao changes levels for a single-leg as Grant looks to defend with a guillotine. One minute in. Grant lands some knees before separating. Jab exchange. Grant low kick, Assuncao overhand right. Two minutes in. Grant tries a spinning back fist. Assuncao leg kicks. They trade in the center. Grant tries some side kicks. Assuncao goes for a head kick, avoids a swing with two minutes to go.
Grant falling short with most of what he throws. Assuncao body kick. Both land near the fence. Assuncao grabs the body lock for a trip when Grant rushes in. One minute to go. Grant makes it to his feet, eats knees to the body. Back to his knees, eating short punches. Assuncao looking for the back. 10-9 Assuncao.
Round 3: Grant pushing forward, still missing with most of what he throws. Seemingly no inclination to target the body as he misses the head over and over. Assuncao changes levels, denied. One minute in. Assuncao jab and clinch. Glancing head kick from Grant in combination. He keeps slinging the overhand right and finally he lands clean, rocking Assuncao. Assuncao backs off, shakes his head, and ties up. Grant denies it, separates, has to fight off another shot. Assuncao finishes this one into guard. Grant gets to his knees and stands with two minutes to go.
Grant wading in, throwing heavy shots. Body shot and right hook. Counter uppercut. Assuncao hunts a single-leg. Grant grabs the fence multiple times and loses a point for it. Grant throwing everything he’s got with a minute to go, floors Assuncao with a spinning back fist. Desperation shot from Assuncao and Grant locks up an Imada-Assuncao inverted triangle, putting the Brazilian to sleep to cap off a wild comeback.
Final result: Grant def. Assuncao by technical submission (inverted triangle choke)
185 lbs.: Sedriques Dumas vs. Josh Fremd
Round 1: Dumas cracks Fremd with a 2-1 and follows up with leg kicks. Head kick attempt, looks for a right hand behind it. Double jab, eats a leg kick in return. Long right hand a minute in. Low kick exchange. Counter left catches Dumas coming in and Fremd follows with a takedown into side control. He turns Dumas away from the fence two minutes in. Briefly considers an arm triangle. Dumas manages to regain guard. Two minutes to go.
Two minutes to go. Fremd looks for a guillotine on the way up, can’t get it. Low kick and jab land for Fremd with a minute to go. Dumas just misses with a front kick and eats a clubbing hook for his trouble. Dumas shoots, gets taken to the fence. Knee from Fremd answered in kind. Flurry at the bell. 10-9 Fremd.
Round 2: Dumas fires low kicks, lands a glancing right hand as he rushes in. Fremd sneaks a hook around the guard. Jab to the body. Up top a minute in. Clubbing hook from Fremd, then a high-amplitude hip toss into half guard. Dumas gets the underhook, forced back down with a front headlock. Half butterfly guard a minute in. Dumas spins to his knees, then jumps on Fremd’s back. He rushes it and falls over the top, leaving him in the Jones-Gane guillotine. A bit of adjustment and there’s the tap.
Final result: Fremd def. Dumas by submission (guillotine choke)
135 lbs.: Tony Gravely vs. Victor Henry
Round 1: Trading kicks early. Solid low kicks from Gravely. Henry body kicks, sending out jabs. One minute in. Henry showing some early pressure as they trade in the clinch. Body kick met by a Gravely low kick. Gravely shoots, denied. 1-2. Combo by Henry, who’s getting the better of their exchanges so far. Two minutes in. Gravely shoots, denied via underhooks. They jockey for position on the fence. Knees from Henry answered in kind. Two minutes to go.
Elbow from Gravely on the break. Good body shots. Henry knocks him back with a teep and side kick. Combo falls short. One minute to go. Low kick and straight right land for Henry. Power double puts Gravely on top on the base of the fence. Henry gets to his feet and tries to break the body lock. Big lift by Gravely. Henry hunts a last-second kimura. 10-9 Henry.
Round 2: Heavy exchanges right off the bat. Henry continuing to pressure and throw volume. Nice sprawl and he briefly considers an anaconda. Front kicks on the way up, straight right. Big trade on the fence. One minute in. Slugging it out inside. Henry’s volume starting to take over. Gravely catches a body kick, gets taken to the fence. Knees from Henry, combination on the break. Great chain wrestling by Gravely as Henry tries to turn up the heat even further, putting him on top. Henry works his way back to his feet and turns to face him. Both throw hard on the exit. Two minutes to go.
Henry right back to pressuring. Nasty knees to the body to go with the punches. More good knees and he stops a takedown. Teeing off on a retreating Gravely, who lands a blistering uppercut to no apparent effect. Gravely changes levels on the fence, only to eat a series of Browne elbows with a minute to go. Twice Gravely wrenches him down, can’t establish either time. Body kick on the break. They end the round trading at point blank. 10-9 Henry.
Round 3: Gravely comes out throwing heat. Solid body kick. Henry continuing to press forward and throw kicks. He denies a takedown, eats a body kick. Gravely wading in with punches, shoots again, puts him on the fence. Body kick on the exit a minute in. Hard four-piece by Gravely. Cracking left hook. Henry fires knees to the body in return. Another left hook by Gravely. Henry fires combinations, eats counters, lands a heavy elbow. Pumping the jab. Two minutes in. Gravely shoots again, sprawled on again. They trade knees before separating. Gravely wading after him, throwing and landing heavy punches; this is his best stretch in a while through sheer aggression. Henry briefly puts him on the fence. Trading at point blank. Hard right and elbow by Henry. Two minutes to go.
Henry changes levels against the fence. Lengthy combo by Gravely when they separate. He shoots again and Henry rolls for a leglock. Going hard for the kneebar as Gravely punches his body. One minute to go. Gravely slips out and briefly threatens an arm triangle. Nice scramble and now it’s Henry looking for the back. Gravely gets free and cracks him with an elbow. Trading knees in the clinch. Great fight; comes down to how they scored the first round. 10-9 Gravely.
Final result: Henry def. Gravely by split decision
125 lbs.: JJ Aldrich vs. Ariane Lipski
Round 1: Lipski orthodox, Aldrich southpaw. Counter combo by Lipski to answer a right hook. Counter jab by Aldrich a minute in. Another counter combo catches Aldrich pulling out. Jab exchange. Two minutes in. Both staying at a distance for the most part. Aldrich shoots, eats knees and a right hand on the exit. Sneaky elbow by Lipski. 1-2. Double right from Aldrich. Well-timed level change gets her to the body lock. Two minutes to go.
Lipski pummels, lands knees, and separates. Fast head kick. More knees from Lipski in the clinch. One minute to go. Aldrich shoots again, eats more knees for her trouble. Straight left. Lipksi follows a knee with a straight right that hurts Aldrich, then hunts her until the bell. 10-9 Lipski.
Round 2: Sharp 3-2 from Aldrich, who eats a straight right in return. Hard Lipski flurry. One minute in. Lipski to the body. Aldrich 1-2 and low kick. Lipski just misses with a head kick, then catches Aldrich coming in with a combo two minutes in. Quick exchange. Aldrich fakes a level change, avoids a front kick, lands a jab. Lipski low kick met by a right hand. Two minutes to go.
Heavy exchange in the center. Aldrich shoots again, but just can’t complete it. Lipski to the body. Body kick. One minute to go. Both land right hands. Exchanging. Aldrich shoots, denied, eats knees. 10-9 Lipski.
Round 3: Right hook lands for Aldrich. 3-2. Her corner’s screaming for her to attack. 1-2 from Lipski in return, then another hard combo. Low kick. One minute in. Lipski with a 1-2 downstairs. Aldrich fakes a level change. Stiff jab. Counter right by Lipski. Aldrich bails on a shot and they trade. Two minutes in. Lipski 1-2 downstairs. Aldrich with another failed shot, eats a hard combo. Aldrich again gets super deep on a takedown but can’t keep her down. Two minutes to go.
Aldrich tries an outside trip, can’t get it. Knee to the head. Outside trip from Lipski and knees to the body with a minute to go. They separate 20 seconds later. Aldrich body kick, Lipski low kick. Lipski lands one more combo and hits a hip toss when Aldrich shoots. 10-9 Lipski.
Final result: Lipski def. Aldrich by unanimous decision
125 lbs.: Tyson Nam vs. Bruno Silva
Round 1: Low kick from Silva to start. Nam slowly advancing. Silva low kick, blocks the counter right. Front kick downstairs met by a Nam 1-2. 2-3 from Silva a minute in. Low kick to unsuccessful level change. Clean spinning back fist that Nam eats without issue. Silva lands a body kick as he circles and Nam again tries to come back with a straight right. Two minutes in. Low kick exchange. Silva potshotting well as he circles and Nam waits for his opportunities. Silva shoots, denied. Two minutes to go.
Heavy counter right from Nam after avoiding a spinning back fist. Nam continuing to try and walk him down as a 2-1 bounces off him. Shift overhand by Silva, fake level change to left hook. One minute to go. Nam with a right downstairs; he’s finding more success as the round progresses. Spinning back fist by Silva. Silva body kick, Nam counter right. Nam rushes him and lands a solid body kick, then a right downstairs. 10-9 Nam on the later work.
Round 2: Nam staying on the front foot, pumping the jab. Silva punishes his aggression with a front kick to the jaw that sends Nam teetering to the mat. He somehow manages to survive and close up his guard. One minute in. Nam tries to explode to his feet and Silva immediately wraps up the RNC, slipping his hooks in and choking Nam unconscious in seconds.
Final result: Silva def. Nam by technical submission (rear naked choke)
170 lbs.: Carlston Harris vs. Jared Gooden
Round 1: Gooden with his hands low as usual. Body shot and low kick. Hard low kick that Harris can’t quite counter. Trading in the center. Harris wings some arm punches and tries unsuccessfully to tie up a minute in. Overhand right and left hook from Harris, who absorbs another low kick. Gooden keeping the jab going, eats one in return. Low kick exchange. Gooden to the body two minutes in. Hard jab has Gooden pawing at his nose and Harris is stalking. Quick counters from Gooden. Counter left, eats a chipping right. More aggression by Harris. Hard flurry that Gooden absorbs with two minutes to go.
Harris shoots, can’t finish, lands a knee on the exit. They trade lefts. Gooden flurry, chopping right by Harris in return. Some fun back-and-forth exchanges. Gooden continuing to dig the right downstairs. One minute to go. Gooden lands jabs, eats a counter two-piece. Nasty elbow from Harris, jab comes back at him. Trading hands in the waning seconds. Big elbows by Harris after bullying Gooden to the fence. 10-9 Harris.
Round 2: Early level change from Harris, who puts Gooden on the fence. Trading short shots inside. One minute in. Better level change this time and he dumps Gooden to the mat, taking half guard. Short arm punches from the top. Now some elbows two minutes in. Considering an arm triangle with two minutes to go.
Harris still chipping away from half guard. Gooden tries to turn into him and Harris grabs the front headlock with a minute to go. Back to side control, then mount at the bell. 10-9 Harris.
Round 3: Harris shoots, can’t get it, grabs the front headlock instead. Looking for the back, one hook in. He spins into mount a minute in with a potential arm triangle. Gooden gets his head out, still stuck in mount eating elbows. Gooden slips free and gets to his feet, where Harris changes levels again two minutes in. Another successful takedown puts Gooden on his seat. Gooden makes it up, only to eat a huge left hook and get taken down again with two minutes to go.
Harris chipping away as he looks for the back. Gooden explodes back up, avoiding an anaconda choke, but Harris just latches on again and drags him down with a minute to go. Side control for “Mocambique,” landing elbows. Back to half guard before the bell. 10-9 Harris.
Final result: Harris def. Gooden by unanimous decision
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