UFC 221 Results: An Interim Title Fight & Some Of Australia's Finest In Action

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Main Card (10pm EST., Pay-Per-View)

UFC Interim Middleweight Title Decision Fight

#1 Yoel Romero def. #2 Luke Rockhold by KO via strikes (1:48, R3)

(Note: Yoel Romero isn’t the new UFC Interim Middleweight Champion since he missed weight for the fight.)

#9 Curtis Blaydes def. #5 Mark Hunt by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

Tai Tuivasa def. Cyril Asker by TKO via strikes (2:18, R1)

Jake Matthews def. Li Jingliang by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 30-26)

#13 Tyson Pedro def. Saparbek Safarov by submission via kimura (3:54, R1)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

Dong Hyun Kim def. Damien Brown by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Israel Adesanya def. Rob Wilkinson by TKO via strikes (3:37, R2)

Alexander Volkanovski def. Jeremy Kennedy by TKO via strikes (4:57, R2)

#4 Jussier Formiga def. #8 Ben Nguyen by submission via rear naked choke (1:43, R3)

Preliminary Card (6:30pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Ross Pearson def. Mizuto Hirota by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Jose Quinonez def. Teruto Ishihara by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Luke Jumeau def. Daichi Abe by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 28-27)


Luke Jumeau vs. Daichi Abe

Round One: The round begins with Abe coming forward and swinging away at Jumeau, Abe nails Jumeau with a kick to the midsection. Jumeau backs up Abe after landing a few lefts, Abe responds by nailing Jumeau with a right followed by a kick. Abe rocks Jumeau with a multiple punch combination near the cage wall, Abe drops a swinging Jumeau with a counter right and he pounces on him with more strikes. Jumeau gets up and Abe nails him with a knee strike to the head, Jumeau then pops an incomin Abe with a counter left hook. Jumeau then hits a charging Abe with a counter left of his own, Abe swings away at Jumeau as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Abe

Round Two: The round begins with Jumeau attacking Abe with punching combinations, Jumeau scores a takedown on Abe and Abe gets right back up. Jumeau then cracks Abe with a counter left to the midsection, Jumeau cracks an incoming Abe with a kick to the midsection. Jumeau follows that up with an overhand right against Abe, Abe recovers and kicks a swinging Jumeau in the midsection. Jumeau responds by catching Abe with a multiple strike combination, Jumeau follows that up by landing a left to the midsection of Abe. Abe starts attacking Jumeau with some leg kicks as well, Jumeau goes back to kicking Abe in the midsection. Abe takes a few swings at Jumeau as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Jumeau (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Abe nailing Jumeau with a kick to the midsection, Abe eats a left hook as he attacks Jumeau with leg kicks. Jumeau then cracks Abe with a lead right to the face, Jumeau starts attacking Abe with some leg kicks of his own. Jumeau then cracks Abe with a head kick followed by a superman punch attempt, Abe accidentally pokes Jumeau in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Abe cracking Jumeau with a right, Jumeau responds by catching Abe with a straight right. Jumeau waits a few moments before attacking Abe with another high kick, Jumeau follows that up by kicking Abe in the midsection. Jumeau trips up Abe by landing some more leg kicks, Jumeau then cracks Abe with a straight right to the face. Jumeau drops Abe with a leg kick and he pounces on him with strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Jumeau (Final Score: 29-28 for Jumeau)

Official Result: Luke Jumeau def. Daichi Abe by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 28-27)

Teruto Ishihara vs. Jose Quinonez

Round One: The round begins with Quinonez attacking Ishihara with some leg kicks, Quinonez scores a takedown on Ishihara and Ishihara gets right back up. Quinonez grabs Ishihara and he holds him up against the cage wall, the fighters exchange a few strikes while in the clinch. Quinonez drags Ishihara back to the ground while gaining back control, Ishihara scrambles to his feet and Quinonez gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Ishihara charges at Quinonez while throwing a punching combination, Quinonez grabs Ishihara and he briefly gets him against the cage wall. Ishihara pops Quinonez with a two punch combo followed by a flying knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Quinonez

Round Two: The round begins with Quinonez attacking Ishihara with a two punch combination, Ishihara backs up Quinonez with a high kick attempt. Quinonez attacks Ishihara with a high kick attempt of his own, Quinonez also starts nailing Ishihara with leg kicks. Ishihara attacks Quinonez with some leg kicks of his own, Ishihara scores a takedown on Quinonez and Quinonez gets right back up. Ishihara kicks a swinging Quinonez right in the back, Ishihara charges forward and he swings away at Quinonez. Quinonez attacks Ishihara with a high kick before avoiding a right, Ishihara rocks a swinging Quinonez with a counter left and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ishihara (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Quinonez hunting for the takedown against Ishihara, Quinonez starts attacking Ishihara with some leg kicks. Ishihara continues coming forward and swinging away at Quinonez, Ishihara starts catching Quinonez with some leg kicks of his own. Quinonez then nails a jabbing Ishihara with a kick to the midsection, Quinonez then hits Ishihara with a head kick. Ishihara and Quinonez both land during a brief striking exchange, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Quinonez (Final Score: 29-28 for Quinonez)

Official Result: Jose Quinonez def. Teruto Ishihara by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Ross Pearson vs. Mizuto Hirota

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few jabs and leg kicks, Pearson cracks a swinging Hirota with a straight left. Pearson catches a swinging Hirota with a multiple punch combination, Hirota catches Pearson with a step in left hook. The fighters mainly posture and take a few swings at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pearson

Round Two: The round begins with Hirota attacking Pearson with a counter left, Hirota then hits Pearson with some leg kicks. Pearson backs up Hirota by landing a multiple punch combination, Pearson then hits Hirota with a left hook. Pearson eats a few jabs before cracking Hirota with a two punch combination, Pearson attempts a high kick against Hirota. Pearson cracks Hirota with another two punch combination, Hirota attacks Pearson with a high kick of his own. Pearson then catches a swinging Hirota with a counter left hook, Hirota comes forward and he swings away at Pearson. Hirota comes forward and he swings wildly at Pearson, Hirota rocks Pearson with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hirota (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Hirota attacking Pearson with some leg kicks, Hirota comes forward and he peppers Pearson with jabs. Pearson comes forward and he attacks Hirota with punching combinations, Pearson catches a swinging Hirota with a counter right. Pearson continuously tries nailing Hirota with multiple punch combinations, Pearson leaps forward to nail Hirota with a left. Hirota recovers and he catches Pearson with a short right, Hirota charges forward and just swings away at Pearson as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pearson (Final Score: 29-28 for Pearson)

Official Result: Ross Pearson def. Mizuto Hirota by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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