UFC 227 Results: Two Title Fights, But Only One Title Changes Hands

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

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UFC Bantamweight Title Fight
TJ Dillashaw def. #1 Cody Garbrandt by TKO via strikes (4:10, R1) to retain the title

UFC Flyweight Title Fight
#1 Henry Cejudo def. Demetrious Johnson by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) to win the title

#10 Renato Moicano def. #5 Cub Swanson by submission via rear naked choke (4:15, R1)

JJ Aldrich def. Polyana Viana by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

#13 Thiago Santos def. Kevin Holland by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-26)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., FX)

#9 Pedro Munhoz def. #14 Brett Johns by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)

Ricky Simon def. Montel Jackson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Ricardo Ramos def. Kyung Ho Kang by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Sheyman Moraes def. Matt Sayles by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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

Alex Perez def. Jose Torres by KO via strikes (3:36, R1)

Weili Zhang def. Danielle Taylor by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Marlon Vera def. Wuliji Buren by TKO via strikes (4:53, R2)


Marlon Vera vs. Wuliji Buren

Round One: The round begins with Buren and Vera exchanging some leg kicks, Buren goes for a roundhouse kick against Vera. Buren also looks for a high kick against Vera, Vera eventually attempts a high kick of his own against Buren. Buren comes forward and he nails Vera with a right, Vera goes for a takedown and Buren gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Buren swings away at Vera, Buren also attacks Vera with multiple kicks to the midsection. Vera backs up Buren with a pair of lefts to the face, the fighters clinch and Buren gets Vera against the cage wall. Buren attacks Vera with knee strikes while holding him against the cage wall, Buren scores a takedown on Vera and he gets the open guard. Buren postures up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Buren

Round Two: The round begins with Vera attacking Buren with some leg kicks, Buren attacks Vera with a kick to the midsection. Buren gets Vera against the cage wall after eating a combination, Buren scores a takedown on Vera and he gets the full guard. Buren postures up and Vera attacks him with up kicks, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Vera cracks Buren with a wild left, Buren grabs a swinging Vera and he gets him against the cage wall again. The fighters separate and Vera lands another left, Buren nails a kicking Vera with a counter right to the face. The fighters continue exchanging a plethora of kicks, Vera backs Buren into the cage wall by throwing strikes. Vera scores a takedown on Buren and he gets side control, Vera starts attacking Buren with ground and pound. Buren scrambles to his feet while eating strikes, Vera holds Buren against the cage wall while landing a few knee strikes. Vera drops Buren with a shot to the midsection and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Marlon Vera def. Wuliji Buren by TKO via strikes (4:53, R2)

Danielle Taylor vs. Weili Zhang

Round One: The round begins with Zhang attacking Taylor with some leg kicks, Zhang pops a swinging Taylor with a few lefts. Zhang attacks Taylor with some kicks to the midsection, Zhang pops a swinging Taylor with a counter left. The fighters clinch and swing away at each other, Zhang cracks Taylor with an elbow strike before separating. Taylor pops Zhang with a few jabs to the face, Zhang scores a takedown on Taylor and she gets the half guard. Zhang starts attacking Taylor with some ground and pound, Taylor scrambles for a heel hook and Zhang escapes to get the fight standing again. Zhang nails Taylor with a kick to the midsection, Taylor nails Zhang with an overhand right to the head. The fighters have a brief striking exchange and Taylor rocks Zhang with a counter right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Zhang

Round Two: The round begins with Zhang attacking Taylor with a few leg kicks, Zhang catches a swinging Taylor with a counter left. Taylor looks to catch a swinging Zhang with counter strikes, Zhang nails Taylor with a left before landing a follow up combination. Taylor then cracks Zhang with a right hook, Taylor rocks a kicking Zhang with a counter left hook to the chin. Zhang recovers and the fighters take a few swings at each other, Taylor catches Zhang with an overhand right. Zhang nails a backing Taylor with a three strike combination, Zhang comes forward to pop Taylor with a left hook. The fighters exchange some leg kicks, Taylor catches Zhang with a right as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Zhang attacking Taylor with some leg kicks, Zhang catches an incoming Taylor with a side kick to the midsection. Taylor comes forward and she attacks Zhang with some jabs, Zhang pops an incoming Taylor with a left. Zhang rocks a swinging Taylor with a counter strike combination, Taylor hits a kicking Zhang with a counter left. Zhang eats a right from Taylor after throwing another combination, Taylor nails Zhang with a punching combination of her own. The fighters swing wildly at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Weili Zhang def. Danielle Taylor by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Alex Perez vs. Jose Torres

Round One: The round begins with the fighters instantly swinging away at each other, Perez backs up Torres with a multiple punch combination. The fighters clinch and exchange a ton of strikes, Perez starts attacking Torres with some leg kicks before eating a right. Perez charges forward and he swings away at Torres, Perez also pops a swinging Torres with some counter rights. Perez and Torres exchange some more rights, Perez catches a backing Torres with a left hook to the midsection. Perez looks for a takedown before nailing Torres with a right, Torres recovers and he nails a swinging Perez with a counter left. Perez rocks Torres with a multiple punch combination, Perez keeps Torres against the cage wall while swinging away at him. Perez destroys Torres with a massive punching combination and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Alex Perez def. Jose Torres by KO via strikes (3:36, R1)

Matt Sayles vs. Sheymon Moraes

Round One: The round begins with Sayles attacking Moraes with some leg kicks, Sayles pops a kicking Moraes with a counter right. Moraes responds by nailing Sayles with a knee strike to the midsection, Moraes also pops Sayles with a left jab to the midsection. Moraes follows that up by catching Sayles with a head kick, Moraes nails Sayles with a two punch combination. Sayles grabs Moraes and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters exchange knee strikes before separating. Moraes then cracks Sayles with a right hook to the midsection, the fighters exchange more knee strikes while battling along the cage wall. The fighters separate and Sayles lands a few rights on Moraes, Sayles gets Moraes against the cage wall after landing a left. Moraes separates form Sayles after landing a knee strike and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moraes

Round Two: The round begins with Moraes taking a few swings at Sayles, Sayles gets Moraes against the cage wall after a flying knee strike attempt. The fighters separate and Moraes accidentally pokes Sayles in the eye, the action resumes with Moraes popping Sayles with a few lefts. The fighters also exchange some leg kicks, Moraes then nails Sayles with a kick to the midsection. Moraes catches Sayles with a lead left elbow strike, Moraes comes forward and he nails Sayles with a left hook. Sayles lands a two punch combo to the midsection of Moraes, Sayles comes forward to hit Moraes with a left. Sayles stuns an incoming Moraes with a straight left, Sayles accidentally pokes Moraes in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Moraes cracking Sayles with a kick to the midsection, Moraes cracks Sayles with a left hook. Moraes kicks Sayles in the midsection as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Sayles tripping up Moraes with a leg kick, Moraes goes for a high kick against Sayles. Moraes accidentally pokes Sayles in the eye again and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other. Sayles nails an incoming Moraes with an overhand right, Moraes starts hunting for takedowns against Sayles. Sayles and Moraes have a brief striking exchange, Moraes then cracks Sayles with a power right to the face. Sayles gets Moraes against the cage wall while landing a combination, Sayles gets Moraes against the cage wall again before separating. Sayles catches a ducking Moraes with a counter left hook, Sayles catches a swinging Moraes with a counter right hook. Moraes catches Sayles with a body kick followed by a left, Sayles swings away at Moraes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Sheyman Moraes def. Matt Sayles by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Ricardo Ramos vs. Kyung Ho Kang

Round One: The round begins with Ramos going for a spinning back kick against Kang, Kang charges at Ramos while swinging away at him. Kang nails an incoming Ramos with a counter overhand right, Ramos eats a right before nailing Kang with a left hook. The fighters exchange some leg kicks as well, Kang avoids a kick before cracking Ramos with a right. Ramos recovers and the two fighters have a wild striking exchange near the cage wall, Kang nails a kicking Ramos with a counter right. Kang goes for a takedown and Ramos gets right back up, Kang catches Ramos with a left hook to the midsection, Kang scores a takedown on Ramos and Ramos gets right back up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kang

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few kicks, Kang starts attacking Ramos with some leg kicks. Ramos stuns Kang with a punching combination near the cage wall, Kang scores a takedown on Ramos and he gets the full guard. Kang starts attacking Ramos with some ground and pound, Ramos tries landing a few strikes while on his back. Ramos rolls for a knee bar and he winds up getting top position on Kang after a brief scramble, Ramos gets up and he allows Kang to stand as well. Kang backs up Ramos after landing a two strike combination, Ramos scores a takedown on Kang as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Kang attacking Ramos with some leg kicks, Kang keeps Ramos at bay by landing some jabs. Ramos stuns Kang with a few strikes and Kang returns by throwing a few of his own, Ramos starts nailing Kang with some leg kicks of his own. Kang backs up Ramos by landing a right, Kang follows that up by landing a two punch combo against Ramos. Kang swings away at Ramos as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ricardo Ramos def. Kyung Ho Kang by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Ricky Simon vs. Montel Jackson

Round One: The round begins with Simon attacking Jackson with some leg kicks, Simon then hits Jackson with a kick to the midsection. Simon scores a takedown on Jackson and Jackson gets right back up, Simon grabs Jackson and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Jackson attacks Simon with a two punch combination, the fighters clinch and exchange knee strikes. Simon catches a backing Jackson with a left to the midsection, Simon scores a takedown on Jackson and Jackson gets right back up again. Simon scores another takedown on Jackson and Jackson gets right up again, the fighters separate and Simon barely lands a left. Jackson stuns Simon with a left, Simon lands another takedown on Jackson as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Simon

Round Two: The round begins with Jackson popping Simon with a short right, Jackson keeps Simon at bay by jabbing away at him. Simon scores a takedown and Jackson gets right back up, Jackson quickly scores a takedown on Simon and Simon gets right back up. The fighters separate and Simon briefly gets Jackson against the cage wall, Simon then nails Jackson with a left to the midsection. Jackson cracks an incoming Simon with a few lefts, Simon eats a left before nailing Jackson with a left of his own. Simon scores a takedown on Jackson and he gets back control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Simon scores a takedown on Jackson and Jackson gets right back up. Jackson scores a takedown on Simon and Simon gets right back up, Simon gets Jackson against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Jackson nails Simon with a knee strike to the midsection, Jackson backs Simon into the cage wall while landing rights. Simon scores another takedown on Jackson and he gets the full mount, Simon transitions to back control against Jackson. Jackson scrambles to his feet and Simon gets him against the cage wall, Simon scores another takedown on Jackson and he gets back control. Jackson gets up again and Simon gets him against the cage wall, Simon scores another takedown on Jackson and he gets him in the seated position. Jackson scrambles to his feet and the fighters exchange elbow strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ricky Simon def. Montel Jackson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

(Note: The electricity briefly went out at my house and apparently my neighborhood, I was unable to provide coverage for the first two rounds of the Pedro Munhoz versus Brett Johns fight. Live coverage will return with the third round of their counter.)

#9 Pedro Munhoz vs. #14 Brett Johns

Round Three: The round begins with Munhoz attacking Johns with some leg kicks, Johns cracks Munhoz with a few lefts. Munhoz rocks Johns with a kick to the midsection, Munhoz jumps for a guillotine choke before just getting top position on the ground. Munhoz gains the half guard on Johns while landing a few strikes, Munhoz attacks Johns with ground and pound. Johns scrambles to his feet and he gets Munhoz against the cage wall until the round ends.

Official Result: #9 Pedro Munhoz def. #14 Brett Johns by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)

#13 Thiago Santos vs. Kevin Holland

Round One: The round begins with Holland attacking Santos with some leg kicks, Holland attacks Santos with a variety of kicks. Holland goes for a flying omaplata to drag the fight to the ground, Holland rolls for an arm bar and Santos escapes. Santos attacks Holland with ground and pound, Holland attacks Santos with some strikes while on his back. Santos postures up and he eventually goes back to the ground after a kicking exchange, Santos attacks Holland with more ground and pound. Santos lands more strikes on Holland while occasionally posturing up, Santos stands and Holland gets up a few moments later. Holland charges at Santos while swinging wildly at him, Santos looks for a takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Santos

Round Two: The round begins with Santos attacking Holland with a high kick, Santos accidentally kicks Holland low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Holland nailing Santos with a high kick, Santos responds by nailing Holland with a head kick of his own. Santos scores a takedown on Holland and he gets the half guard, Santos transitions to the full mount against Holland. Holland kicks off the cage wall to get back to his feet, Santos goes back to attacking Holland with high kicks. Santos crushes Holland with a kick to the midsection, Santos scores a takedown on Holland and he gets back control. Santos starts attacking a kneeling Holland with knee strikes, Holland gets up and he destroys Santos with a multiple strike combination. Holland drops for a kimura to get Santos on the ground and top position as well, Holland attacks Santos with ground and pound. Holland transitions to the half guard against Santos, Holland regains side control on Santos as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Santos attacking Holland with a kick to the midsection, Santos follows up with a high kick attempt. Santos then attempts a cartwheel kick and Holland blocks it, Santos scores a takedown on Holland and he gets the half guard. Santos attacks Holland with ground and pound, Santos transitions to the full mount against Holland. Holland eats a few more strikes before scrambling to his feet, Santos backs Holland into the cage wall while swinging wildly at him. Holland looks for a takedown and Santos gets back control, Santos gains side control and then full mount while landing strikes. Santos goes for an arm triangle choke and Holland scrambles to get free, Santos attacks Holland with more strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #13 Thiago Santos def. Kevin Holland by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-26)

Polyana Viana vs. JJ Aldrich

Round One: The round begins with Viana attacking Aldrich with some leg kicks, Viana then hits Aldrich with a kick to the midsection. Viana eats a few jabs after nailing Aldrich with a right, Viana grabs Aldrich and she gets her against the cage wall. Viana catches Aldrich with a few strikes while in the clinch, Viana scores a takedown and Aldrich gets right back up. Aldrich spins Viana into the cage wall while exchanging a few strikes, the fighters separate after exchanging knee strikes. Aldrich then pops Viana with a right to the jaw, Aldrich gets a clinching Viana against the cage wall after exchanging a few strikes. Viana pulls guard on Aldrich to get the fight to the ground, Aldrich keeps top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Viana

Round Two: The round begins with Aldrich coming forward and swinging away at Viana, Viana tries attacking Aldrich with a variety of kicks. Aldrich nails a wildly swinging Viana with a counter right hook, Viana nails an incoming Aldrich with a right. The fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall, Viana nails Aldrich with a left as they separated. Viana charges at Aldrich and they swings away at each other, Aldrich cracks Viana with a few lefts to the face. Aldrich catches a swinging Viana with a counter right hook, Viana tries keeping Aldrich at bay by throwing kicks. Viana scores a takedown on Aldrich and she gets back control, Viana gains the half guard on a scrambling Aldrich. Aldrich scrambles and gets top position on Viana as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Aldrich swinging away at Viana with punching combinations, Aldrich pops a swinging Viana with a counter right. Aldrich clobbers a swinging Viana with a counter left, Aldrich continuously attacks Viana with lefts to the face. Viana pulls guard to get the fight to the ground, Aldrich attacks Viana with a few strikes while in top position. Aldrich stands up and she allows Viana to stand as well, Aldrich cracks a swinging Viana with a counter left. Aldrich backs up Viana while landing a two punch combination, Aldrich swings away at Viana as the round ends.

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

Official Result: JJ Aldrich def. Polyana Viana by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

#5 Cub Swanson vs. #10 Renato Moicano

Round One: The round begins with Swanson attacking Moicano with some leg kicks, Moicano attacks Swanson with a multiple punch combo. Moicano nails a wildly swinging Swanson with a counter left hook, Swanson looks for a high kick against Moicano. Moicano backs up Swanson with a kick to the midsection, Swanson catches Moicano with a right during an exchange. Moicano drops Swanson with a left and he pounces on him with more strikes, Swanson gets up and Moicano nails him with a knee strike before scoring a takedown. Moicano quickly gains the full mount against Swanson, Swanson gets Moicano in his half guard while eating a few strikes. Moicano transitions to back control against Swanson, Moicano catches Swanson in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: #10 Renato Moicano def. #5 Cub Swanson by submission via rear naked choke (4:15, R1)

UFC Flyweight Title Fight: Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. #1 Henry Cejudo

Round One: The round begins with Johnson attacking Cejudo with leg kicks, Cejudo looks for a high kick against Johnson. Cejudo seemingly injures his left ankle while moving around the Octagon, Johnson nails Cejudo with a kick to the midsection. Johnson nails Cejudo with a head kick and Cejudo throws one of his own a short time later, Cejudo catches a swinging Johnson with a counter left. Johnson cracks Cejudo with a kick to the midsection, Cejudo eats a head kick before nailing Johnson with a multiple punch combination. Cejudo goes for a high kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters kicking away at each other, Cejudo grabs Johnson and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Johnson attacks Cejudo with leg kicks, Cejudo lands a counter strike during an exchange with Johnson. Cejudo catches a kicking Johnson with a counter right, Johnson continuously attacks Cejudo with a variety of kicks. Cejudo then nails Johnson with a kick to the midsection, Cejudo then nails a kicking Johnson with a counter right. Cejudo scores a takedown on Johnson and he gets the half guard, Cejudo attacks Johnson with knee strikes to the shoulders as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Johnson nailing Cejudo with a right to the midsection, Cejudo catches Johnson with a kick to the midsection. Cejudo gets standing head control on Johnson after eating a leg kick, Johnson gets Cejudo against the cage wall after eating a knee strike. The fighters separate and Johnson nails Cejudo with a left, Cejudo cracks a swinging Johnson with a two punch combination. Johnson also attacks Cejudo with a plethora of leg kicks, Cejudo looks to hit a kicking Johnson with counter strikes. Cejudo scores a takedown and Johnson gets right back up, Johnson again nails Cejudo with a kick to the midsection. Cejudo scores another takedown and Johnson gets right back up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Johnson (Overall Score: 29-28 for Johnson)

Round Four: The round begins with Johnson attacking Cejudo with some leg kicks, Cejudo attacks Johnson with a front kick before eating a punching combination. Cejudo drops Johnson with a right before landing a knee strike as he gets back up, Johnson recovers and nails Cejudo with a right. Johnson then hits Cejudo with a lead left to the head, Johnson follows up by nailing Cejudo with a kick to the midsection. Cejudo scores a takedown on Johnson and he gets the half guard, Cejudo catches Johnson with a few short range strikes. Johnson eventually gets Cejudo in his full guard after a short scramble, Cejudo attacks Johnson with some more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cejudo (Overall Score: 38-38 for Draw)

Round Five: The round begins with Johnson attacking Cejudo with some leg kicks, Johnson nails Cejudo with a kick to the midsection. Cejudo catches Johnson with a front kick to the midsection, Johnson continues to just kick away at Cejudo. Cejudo causes Johnson to stumble while landing a combination, Cejudo then pops Johnson with a short left. Johnson responds by nailing a swinging Cejudo with a counter left hook, Cejudo grabs Johnson and he gets him against the cage wall. Johnson spins Cejudo into the cage wall after eating a knee strike, Cejudo scores a takedown on Johnson and Johnson gets right back up. Cejudo then nails Johnson with a left to the face, Johnson goes for a high kick and Cejudo quickly blocks it. Cejudo gets Johnson against the cage wall before swinging wildly at him as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cejudo (Final Score: 48-47 for Cejudo)

Official Result: #1 Henry Cejudo def. Demetrious Johnson by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) to win the title

UFC Bantamweight Title Fight: TJ Dillashaw (c) vs. #1 Cody Garbrandt

Round One: The round begins with Garbrandt attacking Dillashaw with a high kick, Garbrandt cracks Dillashaw with a kick to the midsection. Dillashaw attacks Garbrandt with some kicks of his own, the fighters get into a brief striking exchange. Garbrandt catches Dillashaw with a front kick to the midsection, Garbrandt and Dillashaw rock each other during an exchange. Dillashaw drops a swinging Garbrandt with a counter right during a wild striking exchange, Garbrandt gets up while eating a ton of rights from Dillashaw. Dillashaw drops Garbrandt while a huge punching combination, Garbrandt gets up and Dillashaw destroys him with a massive combination until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: TJ Dillashaw def. #1 Cody Garbrandt by TKO via strikes (4:10, R1) to retain the title

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