#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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