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

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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