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

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)

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