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

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

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)

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