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

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

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)

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