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#9 Andrei Arlovski vs. #12 Tai Tuivasa

Round One: The round begins with Tuivasa popping Arlovski with an uppercut, Arlovski briefly drops a kicking Tuivasa with a counter right. Tuivasa starts attacking Arlovski with some leg kicks, Arlovski attacks Tuivasa with some kicks of his own. Tuivasa scores a takedown on Arlovski after landing a right and he gets full mount, Arlovski scrambles at the right time to get the fight standing again. Tuivasa drops Arlovski with a right and he allows him to stand up, Arlovski gets Tuivasa against the cage wall before landing a knee strike. The fighters separate and Tuivasa pops Arlovski with a two punch combination, Tuivasa then nails Arlovski with a multiple strike combination. Arlovski blocks a head kick before nailing Tuivasa with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tuivasa

Round Two: The round begins with Arlovski nailing Tuivasa with a front kick to the midsection, Arlovski also attacks Tuivasa with some leg kicks. Tuivasa comes forward and he swings wildly at Arlovski, Arlovski nails a swinging Tuivasa with a few rights. Arlovski continues cracking Tuivasa with punching combinations, Tuivasa grabs Arlovski and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Arlovski eats a left hook from Tuivasa, Tuivasa charges forward and he swings away at Arlovski. Arlovski attacks Tuivasa with a spinning back fist followed by a high kick, Arlovski gets Tuivasa against the cage wall while landing a few strikes. Arlovski scores a takedown and Tuivasa gets right back up, Tuivasa accidentally pokes Arlovski in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Tuivasa cracking a swinging Arlovski with a counter left, Arlovski goes for a spinning back fist as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Tuivasa attacking Arlovski with some leg kicks, Tuivasa also catches Arlovski with a short right. Arlovski responds by catching Tuivasa with his own counter right, Arlovski charges forward to hit Tuivasa with a punching combination. Tuivasa backs up Arlovski by landing a two punch combination, Arlovski goes for a high kick and Tuivasa gets out of the way. Tuivasa cracks a swinging Arlovski with a counter left hook, Tuivasa rocks Arlovski with a standing elbow strike followed by a combination. Arlovski catches a backing Tuivasa with a straight right, Tuivasa then cracks Arlovski with a two punch combo as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #12 Tai Tuivasa def. #9 Andrei Arlovski by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#1 (WBW) Holly Holm vs. Megan Anderson

Round One: The round begins with both fighters exchanging combinations, Anderson rocks Holm with a knee strike before landing a punching combination. Holm grabs Anderson and she gets her against the cage wall, Holm pops Anderson with a few strikes while in the clinch. Holm starts attacking Anderson with a series of knee strikes to the midsection, the fighters separate and Anderson swings away at Holm. Holm nails Anderson with a front kick to the face, Holm scores a takedown and she gets side control, Holm transitions to the half guard against Anderson as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Holm

Round Two: The round begins with Holm attacking Anderson with a punching combo, Holm then hits Anderson with a right hook. Anderson nails Holm with a knee strike to the midsection as Holm gets her against the cage wall, Holm attacks Anderson with strikes while holding her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Anderson catches Holm with a few rights, Anderson nails a kicking Holm with a counter left. Holm scores a takedown on Anderson and she gets the half guard, Holm transitions to the side control position against Anderson. Holm starts attacking Anderson with some ground and pound, Holm gains full mount while landing some strikes. Holm lands more strikes against Anderson as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Holm kicking Anderson in the midsection, Holm then nails Anderson with a multiple punch combination. Holm grabs Anderson and she gets her against the cage wall, Holm scores a takedown on Anderson and she gets the half guard. Holm transitions to the full mount against Anderson, Holm starts attacking Anderson with ground and pound. Holm stands up and she allows Anderson to get up as well, Holm goes for a high kick against Anderson. Holm also catches Anderson with some front kick to the midsection, Holm scores another takedown on Anderson and she gets the half guard. Holm gains side control while nailing Anderson with strikes, Holm then moves to the full mount against Anderson. Holm attacks Anderson with ground and pound, Holm goes for a guillotine choke as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #1 (WBW) Holly Holm def. Megan Anderson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

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