UFC 230 Results: Daniel Cormier Defends The Heavyweight Title, Plus Several Big Upsets At Middleweight

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

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UFC Heavyweight Title Fight
Daniel Cormier def. #2 Derrick Lewis by submission via rear naked choke (2:14, R2) to retain the title

#5 Ronaldo Souza def. #3 Chris Weidman by TKO via strikes (2:46, R3)

Jared Cannonier def. #7 David Branch by TKO via strikes (0:29, R2)

Karl Roberson def. Jack Marshman by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

#9 Israel Adesanya def. #6 Derek Brunson by TKO via strikes (4:51, R1)

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

Jordan Rinaldi def. Jason Knight by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-26)

#4 Sijara Eubanks def. #7 Roxanne Modafferi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Sheymon Moraes def. Julio Arce by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-26)

Lyman Good def. Ben Saunders by KO via strikes (1:32, R1)

Preliminary Card (6:15pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Matt Frevola fights Lando Vannata to a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)

Shane Burgos def. Kurt Holobaugh by submission via arm bar (2:11, R1)

Marcos Rogerio De Lima def. Adam Wieczorek by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Adam Wieczorek vs. Marcos Rogerio De Lima

Round One: The round begins with De Lima attacking Wieczorek with some leg kicks, Wieczorek scores a takedown on De Lima and he gets the half guard. De Lima scrambles to his feet and quickly scores a takedown on Wieczorek, De Lima attacks Wieczorek with some ground and pound. De Lima turns up the heat with the ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for De Lima

Round Two: The round begins with De Lima attacking Wieczorek with some leg kicks, De Lima nails a swinging Wieczorek with a counter right hook. De Lima grabs Wieczorek and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate as De Lima swings away at Wieczorek. Wieczorek grabs a swinging De Lima and he gets him against the cage wall, De Lima spins Wieczorek and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and De Lima kicks away at him, De Lima gets Wieczorek against the cage wall after throwing a punching combination. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with De Lima attacking Wieczorek with more leg kicks. Wieczorek grabs De Lima and he gets him back against the cage wall, De Lima swings away at Wieczorek as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with De Lima attacking Wieczorek with leg kicks, De Lima grabs Wieczorek and he gets him against the cage wall. De Lima scores a takedown on Wieczorek and he gets side control, De Lima transitions to full mount against Wieczorek. Wieczorek scrambles and he causes both fighters to get back to their feet, De Lima scores another takedown on Wieczorek and he gets the open guard. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other. De Lima scores another takedown on Wieczorek and he gets the open guard, De Lima stays in top position as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Marcos Rogerio De Lima def. Adam Wieczorek by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Shane Burgos vs. Kurt Holobaugh

Round One: The round begins with Holobaugh attacking Burgos with some leg kicks, Holobaugh comes forward to attack Burgos with a combination. Holobaugh and Burgos catch each other with a plethora of jabs, Burgos nails a swinging Holobaugh with a counter left. Burgos hits an incoming Holobaugh with a front kick to the midsection, Holobaugh drops a swinging Burgos with a combination and he gets top position on the ground. Burgos catches Holobaugh in an arm bar from out of nowhere to force a tap out.

Official Result: Shane Burgos def. Kurt Holobaugh by submission via arm bar (2:11, R1)

Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata

Round One: The round begins with Frevola instantly attempting a high kick against Vannata, Vannata looks for a roundhouse kick against Frevola. Frevola starts attacking Vannata with a plethora of leg kicks, Frevola pops and incoming Vannata with a counter right. Vannata drops Frevola with a head kick and Frevola gets back up while eating strikes, Frevola then kicks Vannata in the midsection. Frevola comes forward and he pops Vannata with a right, Frevola follows that up by cracking a kicking Vannata with a pair of counter rights. Vannata attacks Frevola with a high kick followed by a punching combination, Frevola barely connects with a spinning heel kick against Vannata. Frevola follows that up by rocking Vannata with a combination, Frevola rocks a swinging Vannata with a two punch combination. Vannata goes for aq takedown and Frevola gets top position while attempting a guillotine choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Frevola

Round Two: The round begins with Frevola instantly kicking away at Vannata, Vannata backs up Frevola by landing a spinning back kick to the midsection. Vannata nails Frevola with a front kick to the face followed by a punching combination, Vannata drops Frevola with a right and Frevola gets up while eating strikes. Vannata follows Frevola around the cage while attacking him with a plethora of strikes, Frevola starts hunting for takedowns against Vannata. Vannata then cracks a swinging Frevola with a right, Vannata then hits Frevola with a spinning heel kick to the head. Frevola goes back to attacking Vannata with leg kicks, Frevola and Vannata just start swinging wildly at each other. Vannata attempts a guillotine choke on Frevola as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Frevola attempting a few kicks to back Vannata up, Frevola nails Vannata with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Vannata comes forward and he takes a few swings at Frevola, Frevola looks for a flying knee strike against Vannata. Vannata scores a takedown on Frevola after eating a five punch combination, Frevola gets right back up to get the fight standing again. Vannata backs up Frevola while landing a short left hook, Frevola goes back to attacking Vannata with leg kicks. Vannata then nails Frevola with a kick to the midsection, Frevola comes forward and he takes a few swings at Vannata. Frevola scores a takedown and Vannata gets right back up, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Matt Frevola fights Lando Vannata to a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)

Lyman Good vs. Ben Saunders

Round One: The round begins with Good attacking Saunders with some leg kicks, Saunders responds by kicking Good in the midsection. Saunders looks for a few high kicks against Good, Saunders then cracks Good with a straight left followed by a body kick. Saunders grabs Good and he attacks him with a plethora of knee strikes, Good drops Saunders with a series of uppercuts and he pounces on him with more strikes until he goes out cold.

Official Result: Lyman Good def. Ben Saunders by KO via strikes (1:32, R1)

Julio Arce vs. Sheymon Moraes

Round One: The round begins with Arce taking a few swings at Moraes, Arce charges at Moraes while throwing a combination. Moraes drops Arce with a right and he pounces on him with more strikes, Arce scrambles to his feet after eating a few more strikes and he gets Moraes against the cage wall. Moraes catches Arce with a knee strike to the midsection, Arce jumps onto the back of a standing Moraes. Arce attacks Moraes with a few strikes while staying on his back, Arce hits Moraes with a few more strikes and applies the rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Arce

Round Two: The round begins with Moraes nailing Arce with a body kick followed by a right, Arce scores a takedown and Moraes gets right back up. Moraes gets Arce against the cage wall while landing elbow strikes and knee strikes, the fighters separate and swing wildly at each other. Moraes cracks Arce with a kick to the midsection, the fighters stay at range while swinging at each other. Moraes drops Arce and he pounces on him with more strikes, Moraes backs away and he allows Arce to stand up. Arce backs up Moraes after landing a left, Moraes swings wildly at Arce as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Arce immediately swinging away at Moraes, Moraes then catches Arce with a right to the midsection. Arce charges forward as the fighters swing away at each other, Moraes looks for the high kick against Arce. Arce catches a leaning Moraes with a head kick, Arce charges at Moraes while swinging away at him. Arce backs up Moraes while landing a few lefts, the fighters briefly clinch and exchange a few knee strikes. Moraes continues attacking Arce with a variety of kicks, Arce backs Moraes into the cage wall while landing a combination. Moraes recovers and nails Arce with a knee strike to the midsection, Moraes backs Arce into the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Sheymon Moraes def. Julio Arce by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-26)

#4 Sijara Eubanks vs. #7 Roxanne Modafferi

Round One: The round begins with Eubanks attacking Modafferi with some leg kicks, Eubanks charges forward and swings away at Modafferi. Eubanks attempts a head kick before nailing Modafferi with a right, Modafferi goes in and out while swinging away at Eubanks. Eubanks scores a takedown on Modafferi and she gets the open guard, Eubanks briefly postures up and she eats a few up kicks. Modafferi scrambles to her feet and Eubanks drags her back to the ground, Eubanks attacks Modafferi with some ground and pound. Eubanks gains half guard and lands more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Eubanks

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Eubanks hits Modafferi with a punching combination. Modafferi comes forward and she nails Eubanks with a few rights, Modafferi then hits a swinging Eubanks with a counter right. Modafferi charges at Eubanks while swinging away at her, Eubanks rocks Modafferi with a head kick before dropping her with a follow up combination. Modafferi causes a scramble to get the fighters standing again, Modafferi grabs Eubanks and gets her against the cage wall. Eubanks nails Modafferi with a knee strike to the head, Modafferi scores a takedown on Eubanks and she gets the half guard. Modafferi attacks Eubanks with some ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Eubanks swinging away at Modafferi, Modafferi cracks a swinging Eubanks with a counter right. Eubanks charges forward and attacks Modafferi with combinations, Modafferi responds by landing some combinations of her own against Eubanks. Modafferi starts hunting for takedowns against Eubanks before landing another right, Eubanks cracks a swinging Modafferi with a counter right. Eubanks scores a takedown on Modafferi and she gets the half guard, Eubanks attacks Modafferi with ground and pound. Modafferi scrambles to her feet as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #4 Sijara Eubanks def. #7 Roxanne Modafferi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jason Knight vs. Jordan Rinaldi

Round One: The round begins with Knight charging at Rinaldi and swinging away at him, Knight then hits Rinaldi with a knee strike followed by a right. Rinaldi recovers and nails a swinging Knight with a counter left hook, Rinaldi scores a takedown on Knight and he gets the half guard. Knight quickly gets Rinaldi into his full guard, Knight scrambles to his feet and Rinaldi gets him against the cage wall. Rinaldi scores another takedown on Knight and he gets the full guard, Rinaldi transitions to the half guard against Knight. Knight quickly recaptures Rinaldi in his full guard, Rinaldi starts attacking Knight with ground and pound. Rinaldi regains the half guard while landing more strikes, Knight again regains full guard against Rinaldi. Rinaldi regains half guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rinaldi

Round Two: The round begins with Rinaldi scoring a takedown on Knight and he gets the half guard, Rinaldi attacks Knight with ground and pound before gaining back control. Rinaldi finds a way to land some strikes against Knight while on the ground, Knight does his best to land some strikes against Rinaldi. Rinaldi hunts for the rear naked choke against Knight until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Rinaldi scoring a takedown on Knight and he gets side control a short time later, Rinaldi transitions to back control against Knight. Rinaldi goes right back to hunting for submissions against Knight, Rinaldi attacks Knight with some ground and pound. Knight gets up and leaps to the ground while Rinaldi remains on his back, Rinaldi keeps back control as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jordan Rinaldi def. Jason Knight by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-26)

#6 Derek Brunson vs. #9 Israel Adesanya

Round One: The round begins with Adesanya attacking Brunson with a few leg kicks, Brunson grabs Adesanya and he gets him up against the cage wall. The referee separates the fighters after Brunson grabbed Adesanya’s shorts twice, Brunson hunts for takedowns and he gets Adesanya against the cage wall, Adesanya gets free and Brunson nails him with a four punch combination. The fighters separate and the fighters take a few swings at each other, Adesanya attempts a head kick against Brunson. Brunson again grabs Adesanya and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Adesanya destroys Brunson with a multiple strike combination. Adesanya drops Brunson twice with a pair of punches and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #9 Israel Adesanya def. #6 Derek Brunson by TKO via strikes (4:51, R1)

Karl Roberson vs. Jack Marshman

Round One: The round begins with Roberson attacking Marshman with a high kick, Marshman eats a left before attacking Roberson with a combination. Roberson grabs a swinging Marshman and gets him against the cage wall, Roberson hits Marshman with a few lefts as they separate. Roberson then rocks Marshman with a left hook to the chin, Roberson also attacks Marshman with leg kicks. Marshman eats a body kick while nailing Roberson with a left, Roberson clobbers Marshman with a kick to the midsection followed by a knee strike. Marshman comes forward and he takes a few swings at Roberson, Marshman then cracks Roberson with a two punch combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Roberson

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Marshman then attacks Roberson with a seven punch combination. Marshman also starts attacking Roberson with some leg kicks, Roberson backs up Marshman after landing a left. Roberson responds by attacking Marshman with a high kick, Marshman and Roberson have a wild striking exchange. Roberson scores a takedown on Marshman and he gets side control, Roberson attacks Marshman with some ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Roberson nailing a swinging Marshman with a counter left, Marshman starts nailing Roberson with some leg kicks. Roberson attacks Marshman with a few high kick attempts, Roberson again cracks a swinging Marshman with a counter left hook. Roberson continues cracking Marshman with counter lefts, Roberson scores a takedown on Marshman and he gets side control. Roberson attacks Marshman with some ground and pound, Roberson transitions to the full mount against Marshman as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Karl Roberson def. Jack Marshman by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

#7 David Branch vs. Jared Cannonier

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Branch scores a takedown on Cannonier and Cannonier gets right back up. Branch scores another takedown on Cannonier while eating elbow strikes, Cannonier gets back up and he gets Branch against the cage wall. Cannonier swings away at Branch as they separate, Branch scores another takedown on Cannonier and he gets the half guard. Branch transitions to back control against Cannonier while landing a few strikes, Cannonier scrambles to his feet and Branch gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Branch lands a few jabs before getting Cannonier against the cage wall. Branch scores another takedown and Cannonier gets right back up, Cannonier breaks free from Branch and he barely lands a spinning head kick. Branch gets Cannonier against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Branch

Round Two: The round begins with Cannonier attacking Branch with some leg kicks, Cannonier eats a right before dropping Branch with a counter right. Cannonier pounces on Branch with a plethora of strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Jared Cannonier def. #7 David Branch by TKO via strikes (0:29, R2)

#3 Chris Weidman vs. #5 Ronaldo Souza

Round One: The round begins with Weidman taking a few swings at Souza, Weidman lands a knee strike before eating a few uppercuts from Souza. Weidman pops Souza with a bunch of jabs to keep him at bay, Weidman rocks Souza with a right hook. Souza comes forward to land a left hook to the midsection of Weidman, Weidman nails a kicking Souza with a counter strike combination. Weidman continues attacking Souza with punching combinations, Souza attacks Weidman with some leg kicks. Souza again nails Weidman with a left to the midsection, Weidman stalks Souza as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Weidman

Round Two: The round begins with Souza attacking Weidman with some leg kicks, Weidman responds with leg kicks of his own. Weidman keeps Souza at a distance by landing a bunch of jabs, Weidman hits Souza with a right to the rib cage. Souza charges forward and he swings wildly at Weidman, Souza backs Weidman up while just swinging wildly at him. Weidman recovers and he rocks Souza with a right hook, the fighters briefly clinch and exchange knee strikes. Souza continues attacking the midsection of Weidman with strikes, Souza charges at Weidman while swinging away at him. Souza slips on a kick attempt and Weidman gets him against the cage wall, Weidman scores a takedown on Souza and Souza scrambles to his feet as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Souza immediately attacking Weidman with leg kicks, Weidman responds by kicking Souza in the midsection. Souza also attacks Weidman with some left hooks to the midsection, Souza charges at Weidman while swinging away at him. Weidman returns the favor and swings away at Souza, the fighters clinch and exchange some blows. Weidman backs up Souza by landing an elbow strike followed by a straight right, Souza then nails Weidman with a kick to the midsection. Souza still finds a way to crack Weidman with some rights, Souza destroys Weidman with a right and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #5 Ronaldo Souza def. #3 Chris Weidman by TKO via strikes (2:46, R3)

UFC Heavyweight Title Fight
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. #2 Derrick Lewis

Round One: The round begins with Lewis kicking Cormier in the midsection, Lewis also attacks Cormier with some leg kicks. Lewis looks for a head kick and Cormier blocks it, Cormier scores a takedown on Lewis and he gets the half guard. Cormier starts attacking Lewis with some ground and pound, Cormier gains back control against Lewis and Lewis scrambles to his feet. Cormier scores another takedown on Lewis and he gets the half guard again, Cormier goes back to attacking Lewis with ground and pound. Cormier gains back control against Lewis while landing more strikes, Lewis scrambles to a knee as Cormier lands more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cormier

Round Two: The round begins with Cormier attacking Lewis with a kick to the midsection, Lewis attacks Cormier with a combination. Lewis starts taking some power swings against Cormier, Cormier scores a takedown on Lewis and Lewis gets right back up. Cormier holds Lewis against the cage wall before dragging him to the ground, Cormier gains side control against Lewis. Cormier then gains back control on Lewis while landing strikes, Cormier locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Daniel Cormier def. #2 Derrick Lewis by submission via rear naked choke (2:14, R2) to retain the title

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