UFC on ESPN+ 3 play-by-play and live results – MMAjunkie

PRAGUE – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting are residing from on the present time’s UFC on ESPN+ three tournament, and you’re going to be part of us for are residing play-by-play and obliging outcomes starting up build at eleven a.m. ET (eight a.m. PT).

The tournament takes draw at O2 enviornment in Prague, Czech Republic. The principal card streams on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN 2.

Within the principal tournament, Jan Blachowicz (23-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) takes on Brazilian slugger Thiago “Marreta” Santos (20-6 MMA, 12-5 UFC) in a gentle heavyweight bout. Within the co-feature, Brazil’s Marcos Rogerio de Lima (Sixteen-5-1 MMA, 5-three UFC) meets heavyweight worn Stefan Struve (28-eleven MMA, 12-9 UFC).

Practice alongside with our round-by-round updates and obliging outcomes starting up build at roughly eleven a.m. ET for the ESPN 2 prelims and a pair of p.m. ET for the principal card on ESPN+.

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Fresh Fight

Round 1 – Pudilova kicks early and strikes laterally, attempting to fraudulent out Carmouche. They conflict with kicks, and Pudilova continues to search out with kicks. Carmouche sinches in and dodges about a photos before tying up. She takes a knee and fights a scoot to, muscling Pudilova to the fence. The fight stalls as Pudilova fights the takedown. Knees from Pudilova as Carmouche ties her up. Stomps and knees from Carmouche. A fine few elbows from Carmouche, who drops for the single and stalls as Pudilova sprawls. Carmouche punches the thighs and recommits to a single. Lateral elbow from Pudilova, who’s striking in there dazzling basic. No separation from Dean despite the tactical stalemate. Then Carmouche at closing gets the attitude and puts Pudilova on the mat. Pudilova is seated against the cage as Carmouche punches the thigh and head. Pudilova inches her forearm below the neck and hints at a ninja choke. When Carmouche stands over, there’s a puddle of blood that’s coming from her head. Pudilova elbows her head and wraps it to crank for a standing guillotine. Dean steps in to end them despite no bell sound. MMAjunkie rankings the physique 10-9 for Carmouche.

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Info: Liz Carmouche (12-6 MMA, 4-4 UFC), Lucie Pudilova (9-three MMA, 2-2 UFC)

Division: Girls’s flyweight

Broadcast: ESPN+

Referee: Herb Dean

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Results

Round 1 – Early warning for fingers, and Dodson explodes into a charge that forces Yan to circle. Reset. Yan rips the leg. Dodson costs again and nails the physique. Yan pressures him to the cage and waits. Dodson costs again and beats the physique as Yan ties him up and circles off. Body shot goes a puny low on Dodson, and we end. Yan rips the leg and pressures in again. Dodson catches a kick and puts Yan on the mat. Then Dodson stops and complains about something, allowing Yan to build up aid up. It’s a mountainous interact, because Yan nails Dodson loads of occasions with heavy punches. Dodson catches a kick and tries to convert to a takedown. He locks up Yan, who due to this truth sweeps him. Yan now headhunting against the fence. Ref warns for fingers again. They alternate vitality punches, and Yan begins to present up the tempo. He leaps with a knee and Dodson locks up up. Yan misses a scoot to and lands a punch as Dodson pulls out. Encourage in pursuit, he replies to Dodson’s next attack with a flurry of punches. Dodson circles off to reset. He takes a kick and gets backed up again before ircling off. Yan aid in and takes a straight left. Dodson circles off. Yan in on a combo and wraps up the clinch. He lands a knee before Dodson escapes. He nails Dodson with a first charge in retreat. Encourage in, he draws a left hand that rotates his jaw. Time runs out, and it’s quiet Yan’s by a ten-9 margin.

Round 2 – Yan takes a front kick and retains pressing forward. Dodson aid with a flurry as Yan adjustments ranges. Yan costs into the clinch, and Dodson fires off a flurry. Yan misses an uppercut in the next replace, nonetheless he presses in and pops the leg. Superman fro Dodson, who grabs a leg and presses Yan to the cage before peeling off. Yan tries to fraudulent into a head kick and backs off again as Dodson flurries. Yan with a straight unbiased correct. Dodson correct anticipating Yan’s vitality unbiased correct to return with his secure combo. Yan’s obtained a puny of a tempo wait on, nonetheless now not by basic. Wonderful leg kick from Dodson, who drops Yan with a punch in a subsequent replace. Yan gets unbiased correct aid up and takes a knee. He goes aid to the coolest hand as he costs in, and Dodson dodges them effectively. A puny bit less tempo on them now, and Dodson correct anticipating the counter against the fence. Dodson gets head wrapped as he tries to lower off Yan’s advance, adnd they damage off. Body kick right for Yan, nonetheless he can’t relief the clinch. Yan lands a glancing left, and Dodson circles off. Dodson now kicking and circling off somewhat than be a sitting duck for Yan’s unbiased correct. Wonderful setup for yan, who lands a pair of 1-two’s after which beats in the clinch. Dodson returns with a left straight and blocks one other unbiased correct, nonetheless a combo catches him in shut and forces a clinch. Elbow in shut from Yan, and a knee is good. Dodson barely gets out of there, and his early work is overcome by Yan’s later performance. 10-9 Yan, and he’s up 20-18.

Round three – Yan inches forward again and dodges the inevitable counter from Dodson. One other come nets a miss, nonetheless Yan comes unbiased correct aid and puts together one other combo. Dodson returns fireplace in middle cage, nonetheless he can’t accumulate round Yan’s guard. A low kick is good, nonetheless Yan merely follows him and glances with a first charge. Yan is outstretching his fingers again in shut, nonetheless by hook or by crook now not drawing a warning. Dodson tries to preempt one other charge and geese below for a takedown when Yan follows. They pop up, and Yan goes unbiased correct aid to what he became doing. Eventually, the ref picks up Yan’s fingers and presents a warning. A straight unbiased correct is good for Yan, and Dodson gets backed up again. Yan is dictating the tempo of the fight. He leaps with a knee, and Dodson manages to use him down when Yan flies over his head. Yan rights himself and gets to Dodson’s aid. He knees to the head and misses on a spinning attack. He follows Dodson around the cage and continues to pour on the strain, dragging Dodson to the mat. On the aid, he punches with his free hand and holds the physique when Dodson rights himself. Cage determine retains Dodson from being tripped to the mat, and Yan peels off with a left. Encourage to the inch for Yan, who lands one other unbiased correct. No longer as a lot as one minute to scoot, and he puts one other punch heading in the right direction. Dodson wants a miracle, and a combo prompts him to determine a leg. He complains about a determine of the hair and winds up taken down. Yan pounding with his left as time runs out. MMAjunkie rankings the fight 10-9 for Yan, who gets the 30-27 shutout.

Consequence: Petr Yan def. John Dodson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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Info: John Dodson (20-eleven MMA, 9-6 UFC), Petr Yan (12-1 MMA, 4-zero UFC)

Division: Bantamweight

Broadcast: ESPN+

Referee: Neil Corridor

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Round 1 – Farias took the middle and pushed Ankalaev to the exterior. Ankalaev obtained inside for a immediate unbiased correct hand 30 seconds in, then landed a kick to Farias’ lead leg. Farias drove in buying for a takedown, nonetheless settled for a clinch with Ankalaev alongside the fence. Ankalaev pushed Farias’ aid to the fence and sought for knees. Farias earned the damage with a engrossing punch and rapid buckled Ankalaev’s legs. They went aid to the middle, nonetheless when Farias tried to build up inside, Ankalaev landed a unhealthy punch and broke Farias’ nose. Farias left his toes for a moment, nonetheless popped aid up and tried to get better. Ankalaev obtained a takedown seconds later and went to work on top with intermittent floor-and-pound the remainder of the style.

Round 2 – Wow, Farias’ nose is REALLY broken. Kick up the middle from Ankalaev, and Farias goes excessive with his secure. Feints from Farias as he tries to build up inside. Payment nets uppercut from Ankalaev, who then goes to work with a jab. Farias finds a technique by with a pair of large hooks, and he resets. They rapid clinch up as Farias costs into differ. Ankalaev’s excessive kick is blocked. Farias unhealthy hits the physique. Roberts warns again for outstretched fingers. Ankalaev tags Farias coming in with a jab and pivots off. Extra jabs, and Farias covers up. He costs ranges, and Ankalaev straight defends as they hit the fence. With a bodylock, Farias works for the takedown before punching with his free hand. Ankalaev turns him and elbows against the fence. Roberts warns for movement, and Farias misses on a throw and Ankalaev blocks it to land on top in half of-guard. Elbows from up top, and Farias recovers fleshy guard. Ankalaev postures up rapid, nonetheless he appears to be like to be to be in no trip to advance or pound. Farias tries to cage stroll and gets his hand slapped for the use of his hand as leverage. Round ends, and MMAjunkie has it 10-9 for Ankalaev, who’s up 20-18.

Round three – Ankalaev jabs as Farias approaches after which lets loose a wild combo. Uppercut again as Farias explodes in. Farias continues to press and leaps in with a knee. His leg is caught by Ankalaev, who deposits him on the mat and fires off a combo as he gets to his toes. Roberts warns Ankalaev again for outstretched fingers. Farias misses with a excessive kick, and Ankalaev paws with jabs. Wheel kick immediate for Farias. Ankalaev is in the lead, nonetheless he’s obtained no urgency and appears to be like to be inform material to defend aside Farias with jabs. Farias hooks the physique, and Ankalaev follows him to scamper a leg kick. One other uppercut as Farias closes, and they clinch against the cage. Knees from both, and Farias tries a scoot to. Ankalaev lands an elbow in shut. He punches and fires off an elbow again. Target market has misplaced persistence with the bout. A takedown from Ankalaev fails, and they continue to clinch, drawing a warning from Roberts. Farias can’t damage out, and Roberts steps in. Ankalaev lets his fingers scoot alongside with about a combos and again connects with the uppercut. Speedy time, and Farias tries to determine a leg. Speedy time, and he comes out swinging. Ankalaev grabs a leg to threaten takedown after which smothers his foe against the fence. One other 10-9 for Ankalaev, who gets the 30-27 nonetheless doesn’t invent basic of a observation.

Consequence: Magomed Ankalaev def. Klidson Farias by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Recap: Magomed Ankalaev tops gritty newcomer Klidson Farias

Photographs: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Klidson Farias

Info: Magomed Ankalaev (10-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC), Klidson Farias (14-three MMA, zero-1 UFC)

Division: Gentle heavyweight

Broadcast: ESPN+

Referee: Leon Roberts

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Round 1 – Pedersoli Jr. presses in early and goes excessive with a kick. Grant goes low and presses his foe aid before coming in with a pair of hooks. One other hook invitations a takedown, and he shucks it off to force a reset from Pedersoli Jr. Both sit down on punches and use a knee, nonetheless neither appears to be like to be worse for the set on. Pedersoli Jr. catches a counter left after which geese below for a takedown. Grant sprawls and denies. They alternate heavy kicks to the physique and leg and reset. Pedersoli Jr. whips a fastball left and misses. Pedersoli Jr. catches Grants chin with a pair of hooks and ties up the clinch, missing with about a kness up the middle. He presses in again and draws Grant’s counter before attempting again with one other bolo. Grant paws a jab and avoids a head kick. He’s swinging huge with hooks, nonetheless now not doing basic to living up his photos. Pedersoli Jr. attacking with head kicks time and again again. To this point, they’ve all been blocked or ducked. Grant at closing begins the use of his jab, nonetheless he misses on a vitality punch and takes a kick to the physique. Pedersoli Jr. shoots in the open, and Grant misses a fine transition to present up the aid in a slump. Grant stands as Pedersoli Jr. tries to wrap the head and on the self-discipline of takes off his foe’s head with a punch. Pedersoli Jr. comes in and fires that hook again, then shoots in for the takedown. He grabs the clinch off the sprawl and lands knees in shut before resetting. Pedersoli Jr. with one other physique kick, and Grant slaps him with a left hok. Pedersoli Jr. goes excessive with a kick, and Grant in a flash catches his chin with a first charge hook. Grant pounces with punches, and Goddard steps in correct because the bell rings. Fight is over despite Pedersoli Jr.’s protests.

Consequence: Dwight Grant def. Carlo Pedersoli Jr. by TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:Fifty 9

Recap: Dwight Grant stops Carlo Pedersoli Jr. with broad TKO at Round 1 horn

Photographs: Dwight Grant vs. Carlo Pedersoli Jr.

Info: Dwight Grant (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Carlo Pedersoli Jr. (eleven-three MMA, 1-2 UFC)

Division: Welterweight

Broadcast: ESPN 2

Referee: Marc Goddard

Round 1 – Fishgold shoots straight, and Teymur grabs the cage to prevent the takedown. Dean straight stops the fight and deducts some extent. He presents Fishgold the leg aid against the cage, and Teymur sits against the fence. He gets up and gets dumped again, taking immediate photos in the job. Teymur seated against the cage as Fishgold grabs an arm. Teymur gets up and decides to set Fishgold on the mat. He pounds some distance flung from top draw, then drops aid for an ankle lock. Fishgold follows him and goes for his secure takedown before Teymur wrestles free. They alternate heavy punches, nonetheless Fishgold’s is overreaching and gets caught. He quiet powers in and gets one other takedown, taking the aid in the job. Teymur stands up, and Fishgold falls over on his aid. Teymur now has facet adjust, and Fishgold rolls after which tries to kick off his opponent. Teymur in each place him, pounding away by standing and them slamming down photos. Fishgold rolls to his toes and gets as a lot as wraps the head. Teymur breaks off, and both males end. Loopy tempo, nonetheless Fishgold comes in sizzling with a punch and clinch, and Teymur breaks off, and Fishgold lights him up against the cage. Teymur spins with an elbow after backing off, and Fishgold takes him down and traps the legs against the fence. Teymur turns his aid, and Fishgold objects up for the choke. He takes mount when Teymur turns, and he pounds away with elbows. Teymur cagewalks and Fishgold takes an arm in transition. Fishgold cranks it, nonetheless Teymur refuses to tap. He quiet presents up aid draw, and a frenzied round at closing ends. MMAjunkie rankings the physique 10-eight for Fishgold.

Round 2 – Teymur opens with kicks and heavy punches. He wants to build up aid, and Fishgold geese below for a takedown. Regardless of a turn, Fishgold is able to land in half of-guard. Now, Teymur’s gas tank is his finest enemy. Fishgold appears to be like to pound after which takes the aid as Teymur rolls. Fishgold sneaks an arm below the chin as he gets aid mount, and Teymur is compelled to tap. “Fight of the Evening” contender early.

Consequence: Chris Fishgold def. Daniel Teymur by submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:10

Recap: Chris Fishgold shiny on mat for submission of Daniel Teymur

Photographs: Chris Fishgold vs. Daniel Teymur

Info: Chris Fishgold (18-2-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Daniel Teymur (6-three MMA, zero-three UFC)

Division: Featherweight

Broadcast: ESPN 2

Referee: Herb Dean

Round 1 – Robertson works the jab early and draws a left from Macedo. Wonderful unbiased correct counter as Macedo comes aid on her vitality hand. Robertson chases down her foe and gets the clinch against the fence. She’s reversed on the style down and takes punches as Macedo sprawls. However she continues to push on a single-leg and bowls Macedo over after loads of scrambles. A bridge puts Robertson into mount, and Macedo cage walks to reverse. Robertson goes for an arm and Macedo punches with her free hand. Grunt is Robertson quiet has a leg and makes use of it to continue the takedown try. Macedo presents up her aid in a slump, and Robertson settles in for the rear-naked choke. Maceduo quiet attempting to cage stroll, and referee warns Macedo for grabbing the gloves. Robertson fights the slump as Macedo turns, nonetheless in the slay she’s compelled into guard. Punch attempts from top, and Macedo at closing stands out of it. Reset, and Robertson closes in again, drawing a excessive and physique kick. Macedo with step reverse elbow, attempting to invent the takedown engrossing. Robertson quiet powers forward and gets it, causing Macedo to stroll the fence again. Robertson retains ahold of the torso and turns as Macedo scrambles nonstop. Robertson ends the physique stuffing her against the fence, and MMAjunkie presents Macedo the round 10-9.

Round 2 – Macedo circles again as Robertson presses. Facet kick and front kick was punches, and Macedo reverses a takedown again. Robertson trapped against the fence, and as she rolls, Macedo backs off and resets. Robertson struggling with Macedo’s striking, nonetheless she catches a kick and gets the fight to the mat. Macedo has the head wrapped in half of-guard, and she cranks for about a seconds before attempting to bridge. Robertson works to scoot, then objects up an arm triangle. Macedo explodes and reverses to present protection to. Robertson assaults an arm, and Macedo makes use of her elbow to build up her to present it up. Robertson tries to delay, nonetheless Macedo has her stacked. Evventually, she manages to roll over Macedo and has mount. Robertson pauses to carry out her bearings against the cage, and an elbow follows. One other cage stroll, and Robertson stays on the aid. She rapid secures an arm below Macedo’s neck, and as she gets hooks, it’s a done deal. Macedo can scoot to sleep or tap, and she goes the latter.

Consequence: Gillian Robertson def. Veronica Macedo by submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, three:27

Recap: Gillian Robertson sticks with game draw, chokes Veronica Macedo in second

Photographs: Gillian Robertson vs. Veronica Macedo

Info: Veronica Macedo (5-three-1 MMA, zero-three-1 UFC), Gillian Robertson (6-three MMA, three-1 UFC)

Division: Girls’s flyweight

Broadcast: ESPN+

Referee: Jakub Muller

Round 1 – Feints from Reyes early, and Hadzovic pops the leg. They conflict with leg kicks, and Reyes paws forward with jabs. Hadzovic with his secure, and he blocks a pair of photos inside. Reyes with a fine counter unbiased correct, and Hadzovic takes a physique shot as he gets in shut. Hadzovic over the tip with a left hook that’s blocked, and Reyes goes to the legs. Carefully matched battle up to now with neither getting basic of an wait on. Wonderful jabs and left hooks from Hadzovic. Reyes assaults the legs then costs with a photos to the physique. Hadzovic backs off and resets with jabs and left hooks. Chopping leg kick punctuates Reyes next combo. Reyes pressing with engrossing combos ended with leg kicks. He beats the physique before going upstairs, and Hadzovic presses aid to land his secure photos. Call and response exchanges, and Hadzovic breaks things up with a clinch and left hand on the damage. Reyes tries to build up it aid, nonetheless Hadzovic cuts an attitude and tags him. Hadzovic geese below and gets an effortless takedown with lower than one minute to scoot. Reyes fails to kick off his foe and quiet manages to build as a lot as his fingers and knees. He pushes up as Hadzovic thinks about a choke. Reyes can’t damage out as Hadzovic retains ahold of his physique, following him aid to the mat and ending at his aid. MMAjunkie rankings the physique 10-9 for Hadzovic.

Round 2 – They alternate jabs early, and Reyes doubles with kicks low and excessive. He continues to combine in his legs to punching assaults and presses forward, attempting to invent something occur. Hadzovic geese below again and gets the takedown, rapid entering into mount. Reyes grew to was to his facet and tries to bridge. Hadzovic stays heavy and pounds about a photos. He turns up the tempo, and Reyes can’t damage out. Shots near heavy and engrossing as Reyes strikes between aid mount and total mount. Hadzovic has an arm trapped and is pounding away. Reyes aid mounted, and Hadzovic is pouring on the photos. Nowhere to scoot, and Robertson has considered passable. Hadzovic gets the TKO.

Consequence: Damir Hadzovic def. Marco Polo Reyes by TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:03

Recap: Damir Hadzovic makes easy work of Marco Polo Reyes for TKO

Photographs: Damir Hadzovic vs. Marco Polo Reyes

Info: Damir Hadzovic (thirteen-4 MMA, three-2 UFC), Marco Polo Reyes (eight-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC)

Division: Lightweight

Broadcast: ESPN 2

Referee: Leon Roberts

Round 1 – Naurdiev bouncy early as he assaults the legs. Prazeres catches the earliest one and wrenches them to the cage. Naurdiev fights the proceed south as Prazeres misses on a physique lock takedown. He grabs a leg and tries again, nonetheless Naurdiev pops up and assaults with kicks. Prazeres costs again with heavy photos and catches the newcomer. They alternate leg kicks, and Prazeres whiffs on about a photos before shooting again. Giant takedown defense from Naurdiev, who wraps the head rapid as Prazeres adjusts. Naurdiev gets an underhook and pops a knee. Prazeres backs off and takes leg kicks. Naurdiev lands with a engrossing combo, and Prazeres shoots again. He gets Naurdiev to the ground with a accelerate, and he’s obtained half of-guard. Naurdiev bridges and reverses his foe, and the elbows near early. Enormous photos from up top, and Prazeres gets vastly surprised with lower than two minutes to scoot. Naurdiev attempting to scoot, nonetheless he’ll use elbows to living up the mount after which aid adjust. Cage prevents him from extending, and Prazeres spins to convert to a takedown try. Seated against the cage, Naurdiev bides his time as Prazeres catches his breath. He stands up, and Naurdiev straight goes for a leg. Goddard warns for a cage determine between the Brazilian, who tries to elbow his opponent. Time runs out, and Naurdiev takes the principal round 10-9.

Round 2 – Naurdiev gets his kicking game going early. He tries to defend Prazeres coming in with a knee, and of course, a takedown try comes. He stays correct, and Prazeres continues to swing mountainous. With about a misses, he backs up Naurdiev, who retains firing kicks. Enormous swing and a miss from the Brazilian, who appears to be like somewhat winded. Naurdiev going excessive with kicks, and they alternate low. Prazeres pressing forward and eats a flying knee. He absorbs and pushes to the fence, where he hooks a leg and tries to present. Naurdiev won’t let him, and they stall. One other let hook, and Naurdiev turns it on the style down. Prazeres won’t let scoot and pushes for a double. He at closing gets it after Naurdiev runs out of alternate choices defending. Pausing in facet adjust, Naurdiev explodes again with a sweep and settles into guard. Prazeres appears to be like exhausted on the bottom. He’s keeping on for a standup as Naurdiev pounds the physique. Submission setup from Prazeres, and Naurdiev doesn’t invent basic before Goddard stands them up. Both are winded. Prazeres takes a physique kick and knee, and he pushes for the clinch against the fence. Naurdiev defends with lower than one minute to scoot. Both males are operating on fumes, and Goddard warns for movement. He separates them, and Prazeres gets cracked with a first charge hand after missing his secure. Naurdiev with mountainous kicks and punches, and Prazeres misses a takedown. They both whiff on subsequent hooks, and time runs out. MMAjunkie rankings the physique 10-9 for Naurdiev, who’s up 20-18.

Round three – They replace a hug, and Naurdiev comes forward early with kicks and punches. Prazeres takes a jab and unbiased correct hand as he tries to determine a leg. Naurdiev kicks him time and again again before Prazeres presses into the clinch. He’s obtained the physique lock, nonetheless he’s now not doing anything else with it. Goddard warns, after which separates them. Counters from Naurdiev as Prazeres pushes in. Prazeres doesn’t agree with the steam on his punches, and he can’t accumulate Naurdiev with a single-leg. However he stays on it on the opposite hand, and at closing, Naurdiev is compelled to concede. In half of-guard, Prazeres has half of the round to work. Serene, he’s exhausted and doesn’t agree with the vitality to invent basic. Goddard warns for movement as Prazeres half of-heartedly tries to scoot and pound. Naurdiev traps a leg after which bridges to build up free. He tries to build as a lot as the aid and flurries with punches and knees to arrangement one other takedown from Prazeres, who’s merely spent. Clutching a leg, Prazeres presents it up and tries to bury his head as Naurdiev drops elbows on him. Pounding away, Prazeres tries to live to teach the tale. Naurdiev at his aid and hammering away. Prazeres rolls to his aid and holds on for dear existence as Naurdiev elbows and punches. Enormous photos, and Prazeres can’t invent basic various than withhold the head. Naurdiev quiet punching, and time will urge out here. MMAjunkie rankings the physique 10-eight for Naurdiev, who gets the 30-26 ranking. Spectacular debut.

Consequence: Ismail Naurdiev def. Michel Prazeres by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Recap: Newcomer Ismail Naurdiev shocks exhausted Michel Prazeres

Photographs: Ismail Naurdiev vs. Michel Prazeres

Info: Ismail Naurdiev (18-2 MMA, 1-zero UFC), Michel Prazeres (26-three MMA, 10-three UFC)

Division: Welterweight

Broadcast: ESPN 2

Referee: Marc Goddard

Judging:

Round 1 – Khabilov opens up his jab early, and Ferreira pushes him aid with his secure. Ferreira attempting straight combos early, then goes low with a kick. Khabilov comes aid with hook counters and lands in shut before circling off. Ferreira continues to press with straight punches, drawing extra hook counters. They alternate in shut and both ranking. Ferreira punishes the lead leg and takes a leg kick. Khabilov sneaks in a leg kick and circles off. Ferreira lands his straight one-two as Khabilov backs up. Kick up excessive from the Brazilian. Extra straight unbiased correct combos from Ferreira, who follows with a knee. Khabilov shoots from the open and dumps Ferreira to the mat. Ferreira rolls to his toes and fends off a combo of punches before Khabilov resets. Ferreira backs up his foe again and has to reset when Khabilov circles off. One other one-two for Ferreira, and Khabilov plants with a first charge hand. His hope is to defend Ferreira overextending, nonetheless in the period in-between, he’ll are attempting a jab. Ferreira quiet touchdown that jab and one-two. To this point, he’s refrained from the worst of Khabilov’s counters with one minute left. Khabilov geese again, and Ferreira takes the aid as his foe transitions. Ferreira now not in aid adjust, as Khabilov has one in every of his legs. However Ferreira tries the choke on the opposite hand, cranking in the final seconds. Khabilov grimaces, nonetheless rides it out. MMAjunkie rankings the physique 10-9 for Ferreira.

Round 2 – Ferreira presses forward again, and this time, Khabilov meets him with a jab. Ferreira quiet working that one-two, though, and Khabilov attempting to defend him with a take a look at left hook. They alternate unbiased correct fingers as both near in, and Khabilov doubles up on an attitude. A mountainous overhand unbiased correct misses for the Dagestani, nonetheless he appeaers to be chopping higher angles this time round. Ferreira pushing him aid, and he’s correct off the middle line with jab counters. He fires a head kick, and Ferreira comes over with a first charge. Khabilov circles out again and takes a first charge hand. He comes aid with a left hook, and Ferreira goes overhead again. A head kick sparks one other replace in shut, and Ferreira continues to press Khabilov backward. A takedown try is stuffed, nonetheless Khabilov adjusts and gets his man to the mat. Ferreira scrambles rapid and gets to his toes, and he continues to press his man with head kicks and jabs. They conflict in middle cage, and Khabilov resets. He goes to teh physique with a jab and explodes in, nonetheless he misses, and Ferreira repays with a one-two. No longer as a lot as one minute to scoot, and Ferreira wraps the head as Khabilov tries a single-leg. One other takedown, and Ferreira hits the mat rapid. Khabilov peels off with a jab, and Ferreira cracks him with a first charge hand. Ferreira lands a cracking unbiased correct hand because the physique ends, and MMAjunkie presents him the physique 10-9, striking him up 20-18.

Round three – Ferreira comes out sizzling, and Khabilov fires aid as they both peek to build dominance in the early physique. Ferreira presses forward and lands a left hook. Khabilov catches a leg kick and pours on the punches as Ferreira tries to assemble his bearings. Jabs living up extra straight rights for Ferreira. Khabilov strikes aid and circles off. He catches Ferreira coming in with a first charge hand, nonetheless Ferreira geese the next hook. Khabilov’s approach this total fight has been to sneak in photos and defend Ferreira with one mountainous vitality punch. To this point, he hasn’t been able to land that fight-altering blow. Within the period in-between, Ferreira has continued to rack up points with straightforward combos. They both stick jabs and Ferreira follows up. Khabilov returns with about a properly placed jabs and resets. A left hook catches Ferreira off guard, nonetheless he continues to press. Khabilov narrowly avoids a head kick after getting cornered. One other unbiased correct hand stick from Khabilov, and Ferreira continues to press. Left hand jams Khabilov’s takedown try. Ferreira elbows as Khabilov tries to present, and Ferreira gets free. They reset, and Khabilov gets fancy with a reverse elbow. One other takedown try nets nothing, so Khabilov goes aid to the counter game. He gets a charging double leg, and Ferreira merely makes use of the momentum to build up up. He presses Khabilov and lands a head kick. They swing for the fences in the final seconds, and Khabilov gets tagged about a extra occasions. MMAjunkie rankings the physique 10-9 for Ferreira, who gets the 30-27 shutout.

Consequence: Diego Ferreira def. Rustam Khabilov by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Recap: Diego Ferreira shuts down Rustam Khabilov

Photographs: Diego Ferreira vs. Rustam Khabilov

Info: Diego Ferreira (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC), Rustam Khabilov (23-4 MMA, 9-three UFC)

Division: Lightweight

Broadcast: ESPN 2

Referee: Neil Corridor

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Round 1 – Ismagulov goes to the physique early and draws a counter unbiased correct as he goes to the leg of Alvarez. He retains the equivalent approach, on the opposite hand, attacking the physique as Alvarez tries to defend him on the return. Ismagulov then goes upstairs with a first charge and rankings engrossing. Alvarez swings aid, and he’s formulation immediate. Extra physique and leg assaults from Ismagulov, who again cracks with an overhand unbiased correct. No longer going to closing prolonged if Alvarez continues to use these rights. High-tail kick misses for Ismagulov, nonetheless a jab is good. Alvarez tries a blitz and meets modest success. Ismagulov buying for how by as Alvarez fires a knee up the middle. Wonderful jab from Alvarez, and Ismagulov wants one aid. One other unbiased correct and left hook land for Ismagulov. He’s entirely as a lot as the mark of this fight up to now. A stinging left hook finds its target, and a physique kick is good for Ismagulov. Alvarez, up to now, isn’t exhibiting up for this one. He lands a fine leg kick off a combo, nonetheless he continues to use the coolest hand. Wonderful combos in shut from Ismagulov, who’s chopping angles to build up inside after environment it up with the jab. Alvarez’s principal play is a charge up the middle, and all Ismagulov has to invent is accelerate aid. Ismagulov somewhat immediate swinging from distance with his vitality punches, and we urge out of time. MMAjunkie rankings the hole physique 10-9 for Ismagulov.

Round 2 – Ismagulov in with a stiff combo early, and he goes aid to the legs. Alvarez working to defend him off, nonetheless Ismagulov’s fingers are sooner. One other accelerate from Ismagulov, and he goes aid to his jab. Alvarez practically flat-footed anticipating Ismagulov to come so he can fireplace up the middle with a knee. Ismagulov cuts one other attitude and sneaks in a left, going aid to the legs later on. Spinning backfist immediate for Ismagulov, who cracks again with a first charge hand and goes aid to the legs. Alvarez has somewhat a chin; he’s taken loads of and is quiet standing there. They conflict with kicks, and Ismagulov assaults the leg whereas jabbing to the head and physique. Ismagulov misses with his unbiased correct hand and goes aid to the jab. Alvarez fires aid with his secure. Ismagulov continually transferring and slipping, environment up his jabs and kicks, whereas Alavarez goes simple with his jab. One other unbiased correct right for Ismagulov, nonetheless Alvarez lands a fine leg kick. He on the self-discipline of catches a kick from Ismagulov, who pulls aid and lands an overhand unbiased correct. Alvarez gets aggressive and comes in with a combo, handiest to build up slapped with a pair of hooks. He pops the leg in return as we urge out of time. MMAjunkie rankings the physique 10-9 for Ismagulov, who’s up 20-18.

Round three – Alvarez quiet flat-footed, anticipating Ismagulov to return into differ. He pops Ismagulov with about a jabs and narrowly avoids a counter left hook. Ismagulov nails the physique with a kick that’s partially blocked. He comes aid overhead with unbiased correct fingers as Alvarez paws a jab. Alvarez with a fine physique kick. Serene, there’s no urgency from him there. Ismagulov pops him with a pair of hooks, and he correct stands there. Ismagulov operating away with this one. A leg kick from Alvarez draws a pair of vitality punches from Ismagulov, who follows with a kick to the physique. Ismagulov resets by circling off, and Alvarez misses on a wheel kick. Ismagulov cuts off his next kick with a first charge hand. Ismagulov aid to the physique with his jab and draws a flurry when his front kick is caught. Ismagulov comes out swinging with his hooks, nonetheless because he didn’t living it up, no dice. Alvarez picks off his leg kick and fires aid with counters. He walks unbiased correct into a first charge hand as he inches forward, at closing pushing Ismagulov aid as time runs immediate. Ismagulov lands a first charge hand with seconds to scoot, and Alvarez inches forward to fireplace a trio of engrossing punches. He appears to be like overjoyed, nonetheless he might possibly well merely now not be so when he hears the scorecards. MMAjunkie has it 10-9 for Ismagulov, who gets the 30-27 shutout.

Consequence: Damir Ismagulov def. Joel Alvarez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Recap: Damir Ismagulov blanks newcomer Joel Alvarez

Photographs: Damir Ismagulov vs. Joel Alvarez

Info: Joel Alvarez (15-2 MMA, zero-1 UFC), Damir Ismagulov (18-1 MMA, 2-zero UFC)

Division: Lightweight

Broadcast: ESPN 2

Referee: Jakub Muller

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Info: Michal Oleksiejczuk (thirteen-1 MMA, zero-zero UFC), Gian Villante (17-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC)

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