UFC 231 Results: Two Title Fights, Plus Manuwa & Santos Go To War!

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

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UFC Featherweight Championship
Max Holloway def. #1 Brian Ortega by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R4) to retain the UFC Featherweight Title

UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship
#1 Valentina Shevchenko def. #1 (WSW) Joanna Jedrzejczyk by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) to win the title

#15 (MW) Thiago Santos def. #7 Jimi Manuwa by KO via punch (0:41, R2)

#14 Gunnar Nelson def. #13 Alex Oliveira by submission via rear naked choke (4:17, R2)

Hakeem Dawodu def. Kyle Bochniak by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 27-30)

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

#11 Nina Ansaroff def. #3 Claudia Gadelha by unanimous decision  (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#9 Jessica Eye def. #3 Katlyn Chookagian by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#14 Elias Theodorou def. Eryk Anders by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Gilbert Burns def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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

Aleksandar Rakic def. Devin Clark by TKO via strikes (4:05, R1)

Brad Katona def. Matthew Lopez by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Dhiego Lima def. Chad Laprise by KO via punch (1:37, R1)

Carlos Diego Ferreira def. Kyle Nelson by TKO via strike (1:23, R2)


Devin Clark vs. Aleksandar Rakic

Round One: The round begins with Clark dropping a kicking Rakic with a counter right, Rakic pops back up and Clark holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Rakic attacks Clark with leg kicks, Rakic looks for a high kick and Clark blocks it. Clark drops Rakic with a left and Rakic gets back up, Rakic gets up and Clark holds him while landing knee strikes to the head. Rakic spins Clark into the cage wall while landing a few strikes, the fighters separate and Clark kicks Rakic in the midsection. Rakic looks for an uppercut against Clark while landing more leg kicks, Rakic drops a swinging Clark with a back fist and he pounces on him with a plethora of strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Aleksandar Rakic def. Devin Clark by TKO via strikes (4:05, R1)

Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Kyle Nelson

Round One: The round begins with Nelson popping a swinging Ferreira with a counter left, Ferreira starts attacking Nelson with some leg kicks. Nelson comes forward and takes some swings at Ferreira, Nelson rocks a swinging Ferreira with a counter left. Nelson follows that up by nailing Ferreira with a knee strike and head kick, Ferreira comes forward and he nails Nelson with a right. Ferreira then nails  abacking Nelson with a kick to the midsection, Nelson then nails Ferreira with a two punch combination. Ferreira scores a takedown on Nelson and he gets the half guard, Ferreira starts hunting for submissions against Nelson. Ferreira starts attacking nelson with some ground and pound, Ferreira gains the full mount on a scrambling Nelson. Ferreira quickly transitions to back control on Nelson, Ferreira attacks Nelson with ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ferreira

Round Two: The round begins with Ferreira immediately swinging away at Nelson, Ferreira scores a takedown on Nelson and he gets side control. Ferreira advances to the half guard position against Nelson, Ferreira gains the full mount against Nelson. Ferreira attacks Nelson with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Carlos Diego Ferreira def. Kyle Nelson by TKO via strike (1:23, R2)

Chad Laprise vs. Dhiego Lima

Round One: The round begins with Laprise attacking Lima with some leg kicks, Lima backs up Laprise after landing a two punch combination. Laprise attacks a swinging Lima with a counter strike combination, Lima destroys Laprise with a left hook and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Dhiego Lima def. Chad Laprise by KO via punch (1:37, R1)

Brad Katona vs. Matthew Lopez

Round One: The round begins with Lopez attacking Katona with a few lefts, Katona starts attacking Lopez with some leg kicks. Katona and Lopez exchange some combinations, Lopez nails an incoming Katona with a punching combination. Lopez backs up Katona by landing some leg kicks of his own, Lopez backs up Katona after landing a left. Katona then cracks Lopez with short right, Lopez then cracks Katona with a two punch combination. Lopez eats a few strikes before attempting a takedown against Katona, Katona and Lopez exchange a few rights. Lopez scores a takedown on Katona and he gets the open guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lopez

Round Two: The round begins with Katona attacking Lopez with a variety of kicks, Lopez scores a takedown on a kicking Katona and Katona gets right back up. Katona then attacks Lopez with a right hook, Lopez then nails a swinging Katona with a kick to the midsection. Katona pops an incoming Lopez with a short left hook, Lopez continuously attacks Katona with lefts. Lopez eats a combination before scoring another takedown on Katona, Katona gets up and he separates from Lopez. Katona stays on the outside while picking Lopez apart with single strike attempts, Lopez backs up Katona after landing a left. Katona and Lopez exchange some right hooks, Katona kicks Lopez in the midsection as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Lopez attacking Katona with a series of jabs, Lopez goes for a high kick and Katona blocks it. Lopez also starts attacking Katona with some leg kicks, Katona goes in and out while taking swings at Lopez. Lopez nails a swinging Katona with a counter right uppercut, Katona charges at Lopez while swinging away at him. Katona nails a swinging Lopez with a counter right, Lopez responds by nailing Katona with a left hook. Katona then cracks Lopez with a knee strike, Katona and Lopez exchange more rights and some lefts as well. Katona comes forward to nail a swinging Lopez with a counter left hook, Katona nails Lopez with a right while both were looking for takedowns. Katona scores a takedown on Lopez and he applies a rear naked choke as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Brad Katona def. Matthew Lopez by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

#14 Elias Theodorou vs. Eryk Anders

Round One: The round begins with Theodorou grabbing a swinging Anders before attacking him with knee strikes, Theodorou starts attacking Anders with some leg kicks. Theodorou nails a swinging Anders with a multiple strike combination, Anders catches Theodorou with a knee strike to the midsection. Theodorou responds and kicks Anders in the midsection, Theodorou eats a left before getting Anders against the cage wall. Theodorou keeps Anders in the clinch while landing a few knee strikes, the fighters separate and Theodorou attacks Anders with a spinning leg kick. Theodorou comes forward and he attempts a few high kicks against Anders, Anders eats a few knee strikes. Anders attacks Theodorou with a combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Theodorou

Round Two: The round begins with Anders charging forward and swinging away at Theodorou, Theodorou then hits Anders with a three punch combination. Anders then nails a kicking Theodorou with a counter left, Anders keeps Theodorou near the cage wall while swinging away at him. Theodorou goes back to attacking Anders with some leg kicks, Theodorou eats a left from Anders followed by a kick to the midsection. Theodorou creates space with Anders by throwing some kicks, Anders backs up Theodorou again before landing a straight left. Anders rocks Theodorou with a combination and he chases him around while looking to land more strikes, Anders backs Theodorou into the cage wall after landing a three punch combination. Anders then drops Theodorou with a left and Theodorou gets up as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Theodorou taking a few swings at Anders, Anders backs up Theodorou while swinging away at him. Theodorou gets free and he attempts a head kick against Anders, Anders accidentally pokes Theodorou in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Anders nailing Theodorou with a few lefts, Theodorou tries nailing Anders with some knee strikes. Theodorou starts attacking Anders with some leg kicks again, Anders hits an incoming Theodorou with a right hook. Anders then hits Theodorou with a trio of lefts to the head, Theodorou hits a swinging Anders with a counter right uppercut. Theodorou eats a left before nailing Anders with a four strike combination, Theodorou hunts for the takedown against a kicking Anders. Theodorou goes for a few spinning attacks against Anders as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #14 Elias Theodorou def. Eryk Anders by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#3 Katlyn Chookagian vs. #9 Jessica Eye

Round One: The round begins with Chookagian attacking a swinging Eye with a counter left, Eye then hits Chookagian with an overhand right. Chookagian goes for a front kick and Eye counters with a  right, Chookagian uses a front kick to keep Eye at bay. Eye backs up Chookagian by landing a kick to the midsection, Chookagian and Eye exchange head kick attempts. Eye backs up Chookagian again after landing a short right, Eye also starts attacking Chookagian with leg kicks. Eye charges at Chookagian while swinging away at her, Chookagian goes for a high kick before hitting Eye with a knee strike. Chookagian pops Eye with a right uppercut to the chin, Eye continues charging forward and swinging away at Chookagian. Chookagian goes for a head kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Chookagian

Round Two: The round begins with Eye attacking Chookagian with some leg kicks, Eye comes forward to attack Chookagian with rights. Eye grabs Chookagian and Chookagian gets her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Chookagian pops Eye with a few jabs. Eye nails a jabbing Chookagian with a counter right, Eye backs up Chookagian while landing a right hook. Chookagian tries keeping Eye at a distance by kicking away at her, Eye nails Chookagian with a right followed by a knee strike to the face. Chookagian backs up Eye while landing a head kick, Eye hits a swinging Chookagian with a counter left hook. Chookagian then attacks Eye with a four punch combination, Eye stuns Chookagian by nailing her with an elbow strike as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Chookagian attacking Eye with a two punch combination, Chookagian nails Eye with a side kick to the midsection. Chookagian attacks Eye with a jumping kick to the face, Eye tries nailing Chookagian with punching combinations. Eye nails Chookagian with an overhand right, Eye goes for a takedown and Chookagian gets top position while landing strikes. Eye gains control on the ground before Chookagian wall walks to her feet, the fighters separate and Chookagian lands a right. Chookagian attacks Eye with a spinning back fist followed by a side kick, Chookagian backs up Eye with a high kick attempt. Chookagian attempts some spinning kicks against Eye, the fighters have a striking exchange in the center of the Octagon. Eye charges at Chookagian while swinging away at her, Eye looks for a takedown and Chookagian lands some rights as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #9 Jessica Eye def. #3 Katlyn Chookagian by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns

Round One: The round begins with Burns attempting a high kick against Aubin-Mercier, Aubin-Mercier nails Burns with a straight left. Burns cracks a wildly swinging Aubin-Mercier with a counter right, Burns gets Aubin-Mercier against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Burns scores a takedown on Aubin-Mercier and he gets the open guard, Aubin-Mercier scrambles to his feet and he gets Burns against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Burns drops Aubin-Mercier with a left hook, Burns pounces on a downed Aubin-Mercier with a ton of strikes before getting back control on the ground. Aubin-Mercier starts scrambling as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Burns

Round Two: The round begins with Burns kicking Aubin-Mercier in the midsection, Aubin-Mercier charges forward and he swings away at Burns. Burns again nails Aubin-Mercier with a kick to the midsection, Aubin-Mercier backs up Burns by attacking him with some lefts. Burns catches a leaping Aubin-Mercier with a short right, Aubin-Mercier cracks Burns with a kick to the midsection. Burns then hits Aubin-Mercier with a right to the midsection, Burns then hits Aubin-Mercier with a body kick followed by a right. Aubin-Mercier continuously attacks Burns with two punch combinations, Burns grabs Aubin-Mercier and he gets him against the cage wall. Burns scores a takedown onAubin-Mercier and he gets side control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Burns taking a few swings at Aubin-Mercier, Aubin-Mercier gets Burns against the cage wall after landing a knee strike. Burns gets free and he attacks Aubin-Mercier with a multiple punch combination, Burns backs up Aubin-Mercier by landing a kick to the midsection. Burns scores a takedown on Aubin-Mercier and he gets the half guard, Burns transitions to back control against Aubin-Mercier. Burns starts attacking Aubin-Mercier with ground and pound, Aubin-Mercier scrambles and he gets free to get the fight standing again. Burns kicks away at Aubin-Mercier as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Gilbert Burns def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

#3 Claudia Gadelha vs. #11 Nina Ansaroff

Round One: The round begins with Gadelha nailing a kicking Ansaroff with a counter right, Gadelha comes forward and continues swinging away at Ansaroff. Ansaroff starts attacking Gadelha with some leg kicks, Gadelha gets Ansaroff against the cage wall after an exchange. Gadelha scores a takedown on Ansaroff and she gets the half guard, Gadelha postures up before nailing Ansaroff with a right. Gadelha returns to the half guard while nailing Ansaroff with some more strikes, Ansaroff scrambles to get the fight standing again. Ansaroff nails a swinging Gadelha with a side kick to the face, Ansaroff follows up by hitting Gadelha with an uppercut. Gadelha goes for a takedown and Ansaroff hits her with a three punch combination and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gadelha

Round Two: The round begins with Ansaroff cracking a swinging Gadelha with a counter strike combination, Gadelha grabs Ansaroff and gets her against the cage wall for a short time. Ansaroff starts attacking Gadelha with some leg kicks, Ansaroff keeps Gadelha at a distance by peppering her with jabs. The fighters briefly clinch and exchange a few strikes, Ansaroff cracks a swinging Gadelha with a counter right to the face. Gadelha scores a takedown on Ansaroff and she gets side control, Ansaroff quickly gets Gadelha in her half guard. Gadelha stays in top position as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Gadelha instantly going for takedowns against Ansaroff, Ansaroff attacks Gadelha with a combination. Gadelha then pops Ansaroff with a short right uppercut, Ansaroff starts attacking Gadelha with some leg kicks. Ansaroff keeps Gadelha at a distance by popping her with some jabs, Gadelha grabs a swinging Ansaroff and briefly gets her against the cage wall. Gadelha charges at Ansaroff and takes a few swings at her, Ansaroff nails Gadelha with a front kick to the midsection. Ansaroff also cracks Gadelha with a straight right to the midsection, Ansaroff eats a right before landing an uppercut as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #11 Nina Ansaroff def. #3 Claudia Gadelha by unanimous decision  (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#7 Jimi Manuwa vs. #15 (MW) Thiago Santos

Round One: The round begins with Santos rocking a swinging Manuwa with a counter right, Santos rocks Manuwa a second time and briefly drops him. Manuwa gets back up and he eats more rights from Santos while getting him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Santos nails Manuwa with a multiple strike combination. Manuwa again gets Santos up against the cage wall while landing a knee strike, Manuwa separates and he nails Santos with a right. Santos nails Manuwa with a head kick before scoring a takedown, Manuwa scrambles to his feet and he gets Santos against the cage wall. The fighters separate and continue swing away at each other until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Santos

Round Two: The round begins with Manuwa attempting a head kick against Santos, Santos nails a swinging Manuwa with a pair of left hooks. Santos destroys Manuwa with a left cross before dropping him with an uppercut as the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #15 (MW) Thiago Santos def. #7 Jimi Manuwa by KO via punch (0:41, R2)

Hakeem Dawodu vs. Kyle Bochniak

Round One: The round begins with Dawodu looking for a high kick against Bochniak, Dawodu attacks Bochniak with a punching combination. Dawodu continuously charges forward and he swings away at Bochniak, Bochniak then cracks Dawodu with a right. Dawodu starts attacking Bochniak with a series of kicks, Dawodu backs up a kicking Bochniak by landing a straight right. Bochniak catches a swinging Dawodu with a counter strike combination, Bochniak scores a takedown on a swinging Dawodu and Dawodu gets right back up. The fighters separate and Dawodu lands a kick to the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dawodu

Round Two: The round begins with Dawodu attacking Bochniak with leg kicks and jabs, Dawodu charges forward and he swings away at Bochniak. Bochniak scores a takedown on a kicking Dawodu and Dawodu gets right back up, Bochniak then hits Dawodu with a short right hook. Bochniak then hits a swinging Dawodu with a counter right, Bochniak then hits Dawodu with a knee strike to the face. Dawodu continues coming forward and attacking Bochniak, Bochniak grabs Dawodu and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Dawodu nails Bochniak with a two punch combination, Bochniak gets Dawodu against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Dawodu nailing Bochniak with a two punch combination followed by a knee strike, Bochniak nails Dawodu with a knee strike of his own. Dawodu and Bochniak exchange some leg kicks, Bochniak grabs Dawodu and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Bochniak nails a swinging Dawodu with a counter left hook, Dawodu nails Bochniak with a multiple punch combination. Bochniak scores a takedown on Dawodu and he gets the half guard, Dawodu gets back up and Bochniak gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Bochniak nails Dawodu with a left hook, Bochniak against gets Dawodu against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Dawodu nails Bochniak with a front kick to the midsection, Dawodu continues attacking Bochniak with kicks to the midsection. Dawodu nails Bochniak with a right as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Hakeem Dawodu def. Kyle Bochniak by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 27-30)

#13 Alex Oliveira vs. #14 Gunnar Nelson

Round One: The round begins with Oliveira attacking Nelson with some leg kicks, Nelson then hits Oliveira with a two punch combination. Nelson grabs Oliveira and he gets him up against the cage wall, Nelson scores a takedown on Oliveira and he gets back control. Oliveira spins at the right time to get top position against Nelson, Oliveira starts attacking Nelson with some ground and pound. Oliveira occasionally postures up and he attacks Nelson with more strikes, Nelson rolls for a heel hook as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Oliveira

Round Two: The round begins with Oliveira attacking Nelson with some leg kicks, Oliveira grabs Nelson and gets him against the cage wall. Nelson scores a takedown on Oliveira and he gets the full mount, Nelson attacks Oliveira with some ground and pound. Nelson cracks Oliveira with multiple elbow strikes to the head, Nelson quickly gains back control and applies the rear naked choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: #14 Gunnar Nelson def. #13 Alex Oliveira by submission via rear naked choke (4:17, R2)

UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship
#1 Valentina Shevchenko vs. #1 (WSW) Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Shevcheko nails a kicking Jedrzejczyk with a two punch combination. Shevchenko scores a takedown on Jedrzejczyk and she gets side control, Jedrzejczyk scrambles to her feet and she eats a knee strike from Shevchenko. The fighters clinch and exchange some strikes, the fighters separate after exchanging some knee strikes. Jedrzejczyk catches a swinging Shevchenko with a straight right, Shevchenko nails Jedrzejczyk with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Jedrzejczyk kicks away at Shevchenko as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Shevchenko

Round Two: The round begins with Jedrzejczyk and Shevchenko attacking each other with kicks, Jedrzejczyk backs up Shevchenko by landing a front kick followed by a right. Shevchenko then cracks Jedrzejczyk with a kick to the midsection, the fighters also exchange some leg kicks. Shevchenko cracks a swinging Jedrzejczyk with a counter straight left, Jedrzejczyk nails a kicking Shevchenko with a kick to the midsection. Shevchenko nails a swinging Jedrzejczyk with a pair of counter right hooks, Shevchenko scores a takedown on Jedrzejczyk and she gets side control. Shevchenko attacks Jedrzejczyk with some ground and pound, Jedrzejczyk gets up and eats a knee strike. Shevchenko gets Jedrzejczyk back to the ground as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Shevchenko hitting Jedrzejczyk with a front kick to the face, Jedrzejczyk responds by kicking Shevchenko in the midsection. Shevchenko then hits Jedrzejczyk with a spinning back kick to the upper body, Shevchenko goes back to attacking Jedrzejczyk with leg kicks. Shevchenko also nails Jedrzejczyk with some lefts to the face, Jedrzejczyk pops Shevchenko with a straight right. Jedrzejczyk then cracks Shevchenko with a head kick, Jedrzejczyk also nails Shevchenko with another kick to the midsection. Shevchenko goes for a takedown before nailing Jedrzejczyk with a knee strike, Jedrzejczyk backs up Shevchenko while swinging away at her. Shevchenko gets Jedrzejczyk against the cage all and she lands a knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Shevchenko (Overall Score: 30-27 for Shevchenko)

Round Four: The round begins with Jedrzejczyk coming forward and attacking Shevchenko with some strikes, Shevchenko gets Jedrzejczyk against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. The fighters separate and the fighters exchange some kicks to the midsection, Shevchenko scores a takedown onJedrzejczyk and she gets side control. Jedrzejczyk scrambles to her feet and Shevchenko gets her against the cage wall, the fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Shevchenko swings away at Jedrzejczyk, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Shevchenko (Overall Score: 40-36 for Shevchenko)

Round Five: The round begins with Jedrzejczyk coming forward and nailing Shevchenko with combinations, Jedrzejczyk attacks Shevchenko with a variety of kicks. Shevchenko grabs Jedrzejczyk and gets her up against the cage wall, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Jedrzejczyk nailing Shevchenko with a right, Shevchenko nails Jedrzejczyk with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Jedrzejczyk and Shevchenko have a few brief striking exchanges, Shevchenko grabs Jedrzejczyk and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Shevchenko nails Jedrzejczyk with another spinning back kick to the midsection, Jedrzejczyk lands a right and eats a spinning back fist as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Jedrzejczyk (Final Score: 49-46 for Shevchenko)

Official Result: #1 Valentina Shevchenko def. #1 (WSW) Joanna Jedrzejczyk by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) to win the title

UFC Featherweight Championship
Max Holloway (c) vs. #1 Brian Ortega

Round One: The round begins with the fighters attacking each other with jabs, Holloway backs up Ortega by landing a right. Ortega charges at Holloway while landing a leg kick, Holloway catches a swinging Ortega with a counter right hook. Holloway continues nailing Ortega with rights, Holloway comes forward and he nails Ortega with a left hook to the midsection. Holloway then hits a swinging Ortega with a straight right to the face, Holloway avoids a swinging Ortega before landing another right. Ortega looks for a takedown and Holloway keeps on the feet, Holloway continues nailing Ortega with rights. Holloway charges forward and nails Ortega with a combination, Ortega gets Holloway against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Holloway

Round Two: The round begins with Holloway attacking Ortega with some leg kicks, Holloway then cracks Ortega with a two punch combination. Holloway continuously nails Ortega with rights, Holloway jabs away at Ortega before landing another right. Holloway charges at Ortega and attacks him with multiple combinations, Ortega comes forward and takes a few swings at Holloway. Ortega cracks Holloway with a three punch combination, Ortega goes for an elbow strike and he eats a right. Holloway then nails a swinging Ortega with a counter right hook, Holloway continues picking Ortega apart with rights. Ortega catches Holloway with a few rights of his own, Ortega stuns Holloway with a right as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Holloway attacking Ortega with some leg kicks, Ortega nails Holloway with a kick to the midsection. Holloway goes back to attacking Ortega with rights, Ortega then stuns Holloway with a two punch combination. Ortega rocks Holloway on a follow up combination before failing at a takedown attempt, Ortega then hits Holloway with a spinning elbow strike. Ortega and Holloway exchange some leg kicks, Ortega lands an uppercut before eating a combination from Holloway. Ortega grabs a swinging Holloway and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate after exchanging strikes. Ortega and Holloway also exchange a few more rights, Holloway starts catching Ortega with a few more rights. Ortega gets Holloway against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ortega (Overall Score: 29-28 for Holloway)

Round Four: The round begins with Holloway immediately landing combinations on Ortega, Holloway charges at Ortega while swinging away at him. Ortega then catches Holloway with a right hook to the midsection, Holloway responds by nailing Ortega with a multiple punch combination. Holloway backs Ortega into the cage wall and a massive striking exchange breaks out, Holloway charges at Ortega while landing a multiple strike combination. Ortega grabs Holloway and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Holloway swings away at Ortega. Holloway drags Ortega to the ground and he allows him to stand back up, Ortega eats more strikes as he gets Holloway against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Holloway scores a takedown before letting Ortega stand back up, Holloway lands another combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Holloway (Overall Score: 39-37 for Holloway)

In between rounds, the doctor says Brian Ortega cannot continue and the fight is waved off.

Official Result: Max Holloway def. #1 Brian Ortega by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R4) to retain the UFC Featherweight Title

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