UFC 229 Results: The Biggest Fight In UFC History, All Hell Breaks Out After The Main Event

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

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UFC Lightweight Title Fight
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. #1 Conor McGregor by submission via rear naked choke (3:03, R4) to retain the title

#2 Tony Ferguson def. #8 Anthony Pettis by TKO via injury (5:00, R2)

#12 Dominick Reyes def. #7 Ovince St. Preux by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#2 Derrick Lewis def. #5 Alexander Volkov by KO via strikes (4:49, R3)

#8 Michelle Waterson def. #9 Felice Herrig by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-27)

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

#5 Jussier Formiga def. #2 Sergio Pettis by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)

Vicente Luque def. Jalin Turner by KO via strikes (3:52, R1)

#9 Aspen Ladd def. Tonya Evinger by TKO via strikes (3:26, R1)

Scott Holtzman def. Alan Patrick by KO via elbow strikes (3:42, R3)

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

Yana Kunitskaya def. #12 Lina Lansberg by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Nik Lentz def. Gray Maynard by TKO via strikes (1:19, R2)

Tony Martin def. Ryan LaFlare by TKO via strikes (1:00, R3)


Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin

Round One: The round begins with LaFlare nailing Martin with a front kick to the midsection, LaFlare also attacks Martin with some leg kicks. LaFlare accidentally kicks Martin low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with LaFlare attacks Martin with some kicks to the midsection. Martin briefly drops LaFlare with a low leg kick, Martin gets LaFlare against the cage wall after exchanging a few blows. The fighters separate and Martin nails a kicking LaFlare with a counter right, Martin then pops an incoming LaFlare with a straight right. LaFlare attacks Martin with some more kicks to the midsection, Martin continues attacking a swinging LaFlare with counter rights. Martin then nails LaFlare with a right hook before eating a body kick, LaFlare gets Martin against the cage wall while looking for a takedown and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Martin

Round Two: The round begins with LaFlare cracking Martin with a kick to the midsection, Martin drops LaFlare with a right and he pounces on him with a plethora of strikes. Martin settles in the half guard while on the ground, Martin transitions to back control on a scrambling LaFlare. LaFlare scrambles again and he gets Martin in his open guard, Martin rolls for a d’arce choke and LaFlare scrambles to his feet to get free. Martin then hits an incoming LaFlare with a counter right as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Martin immediately attacking LaFlare with rights, LaFlare trips up Martin by landing some leg kicks. Martin destroys LaFlare with a head kick and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Tony Martin def. Ryan LaFlare by TKO via strikes (1:00, R3)

Gray Maynard vs. Nik Lentz

Round One: The round begins with Lentz attacking Maynard with a right hook, Lentz also starts hitting Maynard with some leg kicks. Lentz charges at Maynard while swinging away at him, Lentz rocks Maynard with a right hook before landing a knee strike. Lentz holds Maynard against the cage wall while landing a plethora of lefts, Lentz drags Maynard to the ground and he lands a ton more lefts. Maynard gets back up and escapes a choke attempt from Lentz, Lentz attacks Maynard with a two punch combo followed by more knee strikes. Lentz scores another takedown on Maynard and he gets the half guard, Lentz rolls for a guillotine choke and Maynard escapes while on the bottom. Lentz attacks Maynard with a lot of ground and pound, Maynard scrambles to his feet and Lentz lands knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Lentz

Round Two: The round begins with Maynard and Lentz attempting some high kicks, Lentz accidentally pokes Maynard in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Lentz again attempting a high kick, Maynard pops Lentz with a straight right. Maynard rocks Lentz with a combination and Lentz responds by landing a two punch combo of his own, Lentz drops Maynard with a head kick and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Nik Lentz def. Gray Maynard by TKO via strikes (1:19, R2)

#12 Lina Lansberg vs. Yana Kunitskaya

Round One: The round begins with Kunitskaya trying to keep Lansberg at a distance by attacking her with kicks, the fighters clinch and exchange a few strikes. Kunitskaya scores a takedown on Lansberg and she gets the half guard, Lansberg quickly gets Kunitskaya in her full guard. Kunitskaya goes for the can opener and Lansberg eventually gets free, Lansberg scrambles to her knees and Kunitskaya gets back control. Lansberg gets back up and Kunitskaya gets her against the cage wall, Kunitskaya starts attacking Lansberg with some knee strikes. Lansberg gets free and she gets Kunitskaya against the cage wall, Kunitskaya quickly recovers and scores a takedown against Kunitskaya. Kunitskaya gets side control while nailing Lansberg with a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kunitskaya

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Kunitskaya tries attacking Lansberg with a variety of kicks. Kunitskaya nails Lansberg with multiple kicks to the midsection, Kunitskaya grabs Lansberg and gets her against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. The fighters exchange more knee strikes while in the clinch, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Kunitskaya swinging away at Lansberg, Lansberg cracks a swinging Kunitskaya with a two punch combination. Lansberg then hits Kunitskaya with a right to the midsection, Kunitskaya grabs Lansberg and she gets her against the cage wall. Kunitskaya attacks Lansberg with knee strikes while in the clinch, Lansberg briefly attempts a standing rear naked choke against Kunitskaya. Kunitskaya gets free and she scores a takedown on Lansberg as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Kunitskaya using the jab to keep Lansberg at bay, Lansberg comes forward and takes a few swings at Kunitskaya. Kunitskaya grabs Lansberg and she gets her against the cage wall, the fighters exchange blows until Kunitskaya scores a takedown on Lansberg. Kunitskaya attacks Lansberg with strikes as Lansberg scrambles to her feet, Kunitskaya quickly gets Lansberg against the cage wall until they separate. Lansberg comes forward and she attempts some high kicks against Kunitskaya, Kunitskaya grabs Lansberg and gets her against the cage wall. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with both fighters swinging away at each other. Kunitskaya nails Lansberg with a knee strike to the midsection, Kunitskaya scores another takedown as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Yana Kunitskaya def. #12 Lina Lansberg by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Scott Holtzman vs. Alan Patrick

Round One: The round begins with Holtzman attacking Patrick with some leg kicks, Patrick looks for a high kick against Holtzman. Holtzman stuns Patrick with a counter left hook, Patrick catches Holtzman with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Patrick follows that up by nailing Holtzman with an overhand left, Patrick then hits Holtzman with a short left. Patrick also catches a swinging Holtzman with a kick to the midsection, Holtzman cracks Patrick with a head kick and Patrick responds with an attempt of his own. Holtzman then hits a wildly swinging Patrick with a counter right, Holtzman follows that up by getting Patrick against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Holtzman trips up Patrick with a leg kick before getting top position on the ground, Holtzman lands a few strikes against Patrick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Holtzman

Round Two: The round begins with Patrick popping Holtzman with a straight left, Holtzman responds by attempting a high kick against Patrick. Holtzman starts attacking Patrick with more leg kicks, Patrick goes back to attacking Holtzman with lefts. Holtzman pops an incoming Patrick with a short right hook, Holtzman then gets Patrick up against the cage wall. Holtzman scores a takedown on Patrick and he gets the half guard, Holtzman starts attacking Patrick with ground and pound. Patrick gets Holtzman in his full guard while eating a bunch more strikes, Patrick scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Patrick then hits Holtzman with an overhand left before getting put up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Patrick swings wildly at Holtzman. Patrick looks for the takedown against Holtzman as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Patrick attempting a high kick against Holtzman, Holtzman cracks an incoming Patrick with a right hook. Patrick then pops Holtzman witha few lefts, Holtzman drops a swinging Patrick with a counter right and he pounces on him with more strikes before gaining full mount. Patrick scrambles as Holtzman destroys him with elbow strikes, Patrick gets Holtzman in his full guard while eating more strikes. Holtzman regains the full mount against Patrick and he puts Patrick out with a series of elbow strikes to end the bout.

Official Result: Scott Holtzman def. Alan Patrick by KO via elbow strikes (3:42, R3)

#9 Aspen Ladd vs. Tonya Evinger

Round One: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, the fighters clinch and exchange more blows. Evinger grabs Ladd and gets her against the cage wall, the fighters exchange more blows while battling along the cage wall. Evinger looks for the takedown and Ladd gets top position, Ladd attacks Evinger with a lot of ground and pound. Ladd transitions to back control against Evinger, Ladd attacks Evinger with more ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #9 Aspen Ladd def. Tonya Evinger by TKO via strikes (3:26, R1)

Vicente Luque vs. Jalin Turner

Round One: The round begins with Luque attacking Turner with some leg kicks, Turner starts peppering Luque with some jabs. Luque comes forward and he attacks Turner with a few left hooks, Turner catches a kicking Luque with a two punch combination. Luque backs up Turner by nailing him with a punching combination, Turner nails an incoming Luque with a knee strike to the midsection. Luque continues attacking a swinging Turner with counter strikes, Turner nails Luque with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Luque attacks Turner with a standing elbow strike to the head, Luque drops a spinning Turner with a counter right and he pounces on him with more strikes until Turner goes out cold.

Official Result: Vicente Luque def. Jalin Turner by KO via strikes (3:52, R1)

#2 Sergio Pettis vs. #5 Jussier Formiga

Round One: The round begins with Pettis attempting a few jabs against Formiga, Formiga pops a swinging Pettis with a counter left. Formiga cracks Pettis with a right hook to the side of the head, Pettis starts attacking Formiga with some leg kicks. Pettis comes forward and he attacks Formiga with a variety of kicks, Formiga nails a swinging Pettis with a counter right. Formiga scores a takedown and Pettis immediately gets back up, Formiga again cracks Petti siwth a right. Formiga scores another takedown on Pettis and he gets the full guard, Formiga stays in top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Formiga

Round Two: The round begins with Pettis attacking Formiga with a few jabs, Formiga responds by attacking Pettis with leg kicks. Formiga hunts for the takedown as Pettis stuffs them, Formiga pops a swinging Pettis with a counter left hook. Pettis attempts a few high kicks against Formiga, Formiga scores a takedown on Pettis and he gets the full guard. Formiga postures up before returning to top position against Pettis, Formiga transitions to the half guard against Pettis. Pettis scrambles to his feet as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Pettis cracking an incoming Formiga with a counter left hook, Pettis also starts popping Formiga with a few jabs. Formiga jumps on the back of a standing Pettis, Formiga attacks Pettis with a few strikes while hunting for submissions. Formiga pops Pettis with a few more strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #5 Jussier Formiga def. #2 Sergio Pettis by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)

#8 Michelle Waterson vs. #9 Felice Herrig

Round One: The round begins with Herrig attacking Waterson with some leg kicks, Waterson cracks Herrig with a head kick. Waterson continues looking for high kicks against Herrig, Waterson cracks Herrig with a few side kicks to the upper body. Herrig chases Waterson around the cage while the two exchange strike attempts, Herrig backs Waterson into the cage wall after landing a multiple punch combination. Herrig and Waterson exchange blows while in the clinch along the cage wall, Herrig hits Waterson with a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Herrig

Round Two: The round begins with Herrig attacking Waterson with a combination, the fighters clinch and exchange knee strikes. Herrig grabs Waterson and gets her back against the cage wall, the fighters briefly separate and swing away at each other. Herrig quickly gets Waterson up against the cage wall once again, the fighters separate and Waterson kicks away at herrig. Waterson scores a takedown on Herrig and she gets the half guard while landing elbow strikes, Waterson attacks Herrig with a lot of ground and pound. Herrig gets Waterson in her full guard while eating more strikes, Waterson stays in top position as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Waterson immediately attacking Herrig with a variety of kicks, Herrig grabs Waterson and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Herrig scores a takedown on Waterson and she gets the full guard, Waterson attacks Herrig with elbow strikes while on her back. Waterson looks for a shoulder lock and Herrig escapes to keep top position, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Herrig immediately getting Waterson up against the cage wall, the fighters exchange a few blows before separating. Waterson nails an incoming Herrig with a front kick to the face, the fighters clinch and exchange knee strikes. Herrig gets Waterson against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #8 Michelle Waterson def. #9 Felice Herrig by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-27)

#2 Derrick Lewis vs. #5 Alexander Volkov

Round One: The round begins with Lewis attacking Volkov with some leg kicks, Lewis attempts a jumping switch kick against Volkov. Volkov rocks Lewis with a front kick to the midsection followed by a plethora of rights, Volkov drills a swinging Lewis with a counter right uppercut followed by a follow up punching combination. The referee halts the fight due to a complaint from Volkov and Lewis, the fight resumes with Volkov attacking Lewis with a few kicks. Volkov scores a takedown on Lewis and he egts the half guard, Lewis scrambles to his feet and he separates from Volkov. Lewis rocks Volkov with a wild right from out of nowhere, Volkov scores another takedown on Lewis and he gets side control. Volkov attacks Lewis with ground and pound before gaining back control, Lewis spins and he gets top position against Volkov. Lewis attacks Volkov with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Volkov

Round Two: The round begins with Volkov rocking Lewis with a multiple punch combination, Lewis recovers and takes a few swings at Volkov. Volkov backs up Lewis by landing a two punch combination, Volkov attacks Lewis with a kick to the midsection. Lewis tries nailing Volkov with some leg kicks, Volkov keeps Lewis at a distance by throwing a variety of kicks. Volkov nails a swinging Lewis with a counter punch combination, Lewis attacks Volkov with a wild right that barely connects as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Volkov peppering Lewis with a few jabs and some leg kicks, Volkov backs up Lewis while attacking him with a few lefts. Volkov stuns Lewis again with a multiple punch combination, Volkov backs Lewis into the cage wall while landing rights to the midsection. Volkov nails Lewis with a kick to the midsection, Volkov also starts attacking Lewis with a plethora of leg kicks. Lewis comes forward and he takes a few swings at Volkov, Lewis drops Volkov with a straight right and he pounces on him with more strikes until Volkov goes out cold.

Official Result: #2 Derrick Lewis def. #5 Alexander Volkov by KO via strikes (4:49, R3)

#7 Ovince St. Preux vs. #12 Dominick Reyes

Round One: The round begins with Reyes immediately attacking St. Preux with a kick to the midsection, Reyes also attacks St. Preux with a variety of other kicks. Reyes then pops a swinging St. Preux with a counter left hook, Reyes then lands a straight left against St. Preux. St. Preux looks for a takedown and Reyes gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Reyes gets St. Preux back against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. St. Preux spins Reyes while eating some elbow strikes, St. Preux scores a takedown and Reyes gets right back up. St. Preux keeps Reyes against the cage wall while eating strikes, Reyes gets free and he nails St. Preux with a four punch combination. Reyes then hits St. Preux with a front kick to the upper body, Reyes then hits a swinging St. Preux with another left. Reyes barely connects with a head kick on St. Preux as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Reyes

Round Two: The round begins with Reyes attacking St. Preux with some leg kicks, St. Preux eats a left before nailing Reyes with a body kick. Reyes cracks a kicking St. Preux with a counter left hook, St. Preux gets Reyes against the cage wall after eating a knee strike. Reyes spins St. Preux into the cage wall while landing a few more strikes, the fighters separate and Reyes kicks away at St. Preux. St. Preux looks for a head kick and Reyes blocks it, St. Preux backs up Reyes after attacking him with a left. St. Preux then hits Reyes with a left hook to the midsection and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for St. Preux (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Reyes attacking St. Preux with a two strike combination. St. Preux looks for a high kick against Reyes. Reyes starts attacking St. Preux with a variety of kicks, Reyes eats a left before nailing St. Preux with an uppercut. Reyes then cracks St. Preux with an overhand left, St. Preux grabs Reyes and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Reyes nails St. Preux with an elbow strike to the top of the head, Reyes attacks St. Preux with more leg kicks. Reyes and St. Preux exchange some high kick attempts, Reyes drops St. Preux with a left as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #12 Dominick Reyes def. #7 Ovince St. Preux by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#2 Tony Ferguson vs. #8 Anthony Pettis

Round One: The round begins with Ferguson attacking Pettis with a front kick to the midsection, Pettis starts attacking Ferguson with some leg kicks. Pettis catches an incoming Ferguson with a kick to the midsection, Ferguson comes forward and he takes a few swings at Pettis. Ferguson comes forward while peppering Pettis with some jabs, Pettis barely misses a spinning back fist against Ferguson. Ferguson continuously charges forward and swings away at Pettis, Ferguson eats more kicks while nailing Pettis with an uppercut. Pettis then hits an incoming Ferguson with an overhand right, Ferguson recovers and kicks Pettis in the midsection. Ferguson backs Pettis into the cage wall while landing a left, Ferguson and Pettis have a striking exchange as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ferguson

Round Two: The round begins with Ferguson attacking Pettis with a variety of kicks, Pettis drops Ferguson multiple times with some punching combinations. Pettis eventually settles in top position on a downed Ferguson, Pettis postures up and Ferguson scrambles to his feet a short time later. The referee halts the fight so a doctor can check a cut on Pettis, the action resumes with the fighters swinging wildly at each other. Ferguson goes back to attacking Pettis with some leg kicks, Ferguson backs Pettis into the cage wall while attacking him with punching combinations. Ferguson backs up Pettis while landing multiple combinations, Pettis cracks a swinging Ferguson with a counter overhand right. Ferguson nails Pettis with a standing elbow strike before eating a right, Ferguson nails a swinging Pettis with a counter right. Pettis misses a cartwheel kick and Ferguson swings away at him as the round ends.

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

The head corner man for Pettis stops the fight in between rounds because Pettis has a broken hand.

Official Result: #2 Tony Ferguson def. #8 Anthony Pettis by TKO via injury (5:00, R2)

UFC Lightweight Title Fight
Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. #1 Conor McGregor

Round One: The round begins with McGregor quickly nailing Nurmagomedov with a left, Nurmagomedov goes for the takedown and he gets it after a long struggle. Nurmagomedov eventually gets McGregor in the seated position while landing a few strikes, McGregor tries attacking Nurmagomedov with some strikes while on his back. Nurmagomedov transitions to the half guard against McGregor, Nurmagomedov lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov 

Round Two: The round begins with McGregor attacking Nurmagomedov with a few front kicks, Nurmagomedov rocks McGregor with an overhand right. McGregor recovers to land a knee strike followed by a combination, Nurmagomedov scores a takedown on McGregor and he gets the full mount. McGregor scrambles and he gets Nurmagomedov in his full guard, Nurmagomedov attacks McGregor with ground and pound. Nurmagomedov postures up and he attacks McGregor with a plethora of strikes, Nurmagomedov settles into the side control position against McGregor. McGregor escapes a kimura attempt to get back to his feet a short time later, Nurmagomedov holds McGregor against the cage wall.

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

Round Three: The round begins with McGregor popping Nurmagomedov with a few strikes, McGregor nails Nurmagomedov with a left to the midsection. Nurmagomedov starts attacking McGregor with leg kicks. Nurmagomedov looks for a takedown and McGregor stuffs it, Nurmagomedov gets McGregor against the cage wall and McGregor lands a knee strike before separating. McGregor attacks Nurmagomedov with a head kick during a brief exchange, McGregor nails Nurmagomedov with a few more lefts to the head. McGregor hits a swinging Nurmagomedov with a counter left, Nurmagomedov gets McGregor back against the cage wall. Nurmagomedov scores a takedown and McGregor gets right back up, McGregor lands a trio of knee strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Four: The round begins with Nurmagomedov swinging away at McGregor, McGregor then hits Nurmagomedov with a left followed by a front kick. McGregor continuously attacks Nurmagomedov with front kicks to the midsection, Nurmagomedov scores a takedown on McGregor and McGregor gets right back up. Nurmagomedov drags McGregor back to the ground and he gets the full mount, Nurmagomedov attacks McGregor with ground and pound. Nurmagomedov transitions to back control against McGregor and he locks in the rear naked choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. #1 Conor McGregor by submission via rear naked choke (3:03, R4) to retain the title

After the fight, Khabib Nurmagomedov jumped over the fence and instigated a fight with Conor’s corner, going after Dillon Danis and others. UFC fighter Zubaira Tukhugov (according to the commentary team) also punched McGregor in the face during the melee, Luke Rockhold and Daniel Cormier calm Nurmagomedov down as Dana White consoles McGregor. Nurmagomedov and McGregor are ushered out of the Octagon before an official announcement can be made, fans soak various drinks on Nurmagomedov as he exits.

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