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

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)

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