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

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)

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