UFC 225 Results: A New Interim Welterweight Champ Is Crowned, Whittaker & Romero Put On A Classic, Plus CM Punk Competes

Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith

Round One: The round begins with Smith attacking Evans with some leg kicks, Smith avoids an Evans takedown attempt before Evans gets him against the cage wall. Smith destroys Evans with a knee strike to the head and Evans goes out cold.

Official Result: Anthony Smith def. Rashad Evans by KO via knee strike (0:53, R1)

Rashad Coulter vs. Chris De La Rocha

Round One: The round begins with De La Rocha popping Coulter with a few jabs, De La Rocha grabs a swinging Coulter and he gets him against the cage wall. Coulter nails De La Rocha with a knee strike to the midsection before separating, Coulter then stuns De La Rocha with a left. De La Rocha scores a takedown on Coulter and he gets full mount while attempting a guillotine choke, De La Rocha gains back control against Coulter. Coulter scrambles to get the fight standing again, Coulter rocks De La Rocha with a multiple punch combination. Coulter cracks De La Rocha with some two punch combinations, De La Rocha gets Coulter against the cage wall while landing a striking combo of his own. Coulter backs up De La Rocha with an overhand right to the head, Coulter then cracks De La Rocha with a few power rights. De La Rocha grabs Coulter and he gets him against the cage wall before scoring another takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for De La Rocha

Round Two: The round begins with De La Rocha cracking Coulter with some rights, Coulter responds by landing a right of his own. De La Rocha scores a takedown on Coulter and he gets the full mount, De La Rocha transitions to back control on Coulter while landing strikes. De La Rocha attacks Coulter with a ton of ground and pound, De La Rocha gains the full mount while landing more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Chris De La Rocha def. Rashad Coulter by TKO via strikes (3:53, R2)

#7 Ricardo Lamas vs. #11 Mirsad Bektic

Round One: The round begins with Lamas attempting a high kick against Bektic, Bektic starts attempting punching combinations against Lamas. Lamas scores a takedown and Bektic gets right back up, Lamas grabs Bektic and he holds him against the cage wall. Lamas catches Bektic with a few knee strikes to the midsection, Bektic spins Lamas into the cage wall while landing knee strikes of his own. The fighters separate and Bektic then nails Lamas with a kick to the midsection, Bektic causes a kicking Lamas to trip after throwing a right. Bektic gets Lamas against the cage wall while landing some knee strikes, Bektic scores a takedown on Lamas and he gets him in the seated position. Lamas gets up and Bektic gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and the round ends to an end.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bektic

Round Two: The round begins with Bektic attacking Lamas with a punching combination, Lamas goes after Bektic by landing some leg kicks. Bektic then connects with an overhand right against an incoming Lamas, Bektic gets Lamas against the cage wall while exchanging knee strikes. Bektic cracks Lamas with an elbow strike to the face before separating, Lamas nails Bektic with a spinning elbow strike after a failed takedown attempt. Bektic grabs Lamas and holds him against the cage wall until they separate, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity and Lamas lands a handstand head kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bektic (Overall Score: 20-18 for Bektic)

Round Three: The round begins with Lamas backing up Bektic with a high kick attempt, Bektic catches Lamas with a three punch combination. Bektic grabs Lamas and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Bektic scores a takedown on a kicking Lamas. Lamas sweeps Bektic during an arm triangle choke attempt to get top position, Bektic quickly sweeps him to regain top position. Lamas goes for a guillotine choke and Bektic escapes to maintain top position, Lamas gets up and Bektic gets him against the cage wall. Lamas catches Bektic in an arm in guillotine choke and he releases it to land some strikes, Lamas goes for a second guillotine choke and Bektic escapes to get top position on the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bektic (Final Score: 30-27 for Bektic)

Official Result: #11 Mirsad Bektic def. #7 Ricardo Lamas by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

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