The action is sure to deliver later tonight (Sat., Oct. 6, 2018) at UFC 229 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, when former UFC champion Conor McGregor meets rival Khabib Nurmagomedov in a main event clash for lightweight supremacy.
But, before McGregor vs. Khabib leads a colossal PPV card starting at 10 p.m. ET, UFC 229’s “Prelims” action will go down on FOX Sports 1 starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Find out what happened right here as the UFC 229 FS1 undercard recaps roll in real-time:
Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier Formiga
Formiga landed a nice left hand early. Another good combo landed for the Brazilian. After Pettis defended an initial takedown, but Formiga was successful in his second attempt. Pettis worked well of his back, giving the world-class submission expert little room. In Round 2, both men took their time in the center of the stage. Formiga launched a long takedown and Pettis sprawled away. Formiga tried again and secured another takedown, but he struggled to get off any meaningful offense. The third round saw Formiga move in quickly and get a hold of Pettis’ back. Pettis remained standing along the cage as Jussier jockeyed for position. Formiga sneake dhis arm under Pettis’ chin for a near finish, but Pettis applied good hand control and defended nicely. Formiga did score good points, though, eventually walking away with the unanimous decision win.
Vicente Luque vs. Jalin Turner
Turner came out firing with a quick lead jab. Luque returned the favor with the a good combination against the cage. He followed that up with a head kick. Turner rebounded with some nice leg kicks and a flying knee to the body. After throwing a spinning back fist that landed, Turner was leveled by a Luque right hand counter. Turner fell to the canvas and Luque jumped on top for vicious left hands before the referee stepped in for the knockout stoppage.
Aspen Ladd vs. Tonya Evinger
Evinger pushed the action along the cage early. Ladd reversed positioning, took Evinger down, and landed hard right hands to the side of the head. Evinger scrambled but Ladd held onto her back, where she launched heavy punches and elbows. Evinger tried to survive but Ladd unloaded everything she had before the referee stepped in for the quick TKO stoppage.
Scott Holtzman vs. Alan Patrick
Holtzman caught Patrick with a big left hand behind the head. Both lightweights swung heavy leather before Patrick found a home for a right hand. Holtzman responded with another head kick, but Patrick shrugged it off. An inside leg kick by Holtzman knocked Patrick to the ground before the round came to an end. In Round 2, Patrick caught Holtzman with a flush left hand coming in. Holtzman kept the pressure up and chased Patrick around the cage. Patrick seemed frustrated with Holtzman’s pace and control. Holtzman eventually dumped Patrick on his back for a takedown. From there, Holtzman landed heavy elbows from top position. Patrick would return to his feet. The third frame saw Holtzman land a nasty right hand in the middle of the cage. Patrick fell to the canvas and Holtzman landed follow-up hammer fists before working into full mount. Heavy elbows followed as Patrick try to defend to stay alive. He didn’t for that long as Holtzman launched brutal push-off elbows that finally put Patrick out for the TKO finish.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 229 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.