UFC 237 Results: The Women's Strawweight Title Is On The Line, Plus Jose Aldo & Anderson Silva In Action!

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UFC Women's Strawweight Championship
#1 Jessica Andrade def. Rose Namajunas by KO via takedown (2:58, R2) to win the title

#10 Jared Cannonier def. #14 Anderson Silva by TKO via leg kicks (4:47, R1)

#4 Alexander Volkanovski def. #1 Jose Aldo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Laureano Staropoli def. Thiago Alves by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

#11 Irene Aldana def. #13 Bethe Correia by submission via arm bar (3:24, R3)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., ESPN)

Ryan Spann def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira by KO via strikes (2:07, R1)

Thiago Moises def. Kurt Holobaugh by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Warlley Alves def. Sergio Moraes by KO via strikes (4:13, R3)

Clay Guida def. BJ Penn by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Preliminary Card (6:30pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Luana Carolina def. Priscila Cachoeira by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

Raoni Barcelos def. Carlos Huachin by TKO via strikes (4:49, R2)

Viviane Araujo def. #15 Talita Bernardo by KO via punch (0:48, R3)


#15 Talita Bernardo vs. Viviane Araujo

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Araujo starts attacking Bernardo with some leg kicks. Bernardo eats a right before nailing Araujo with leg kicks of her own, Araujo backs up Bernardo with a body kick. Araujo pops an incoming Bernardo with a two punch combination, Araujo nails a swinging Bernardo with a counter right. Araujo continues attacking Bernardo with kicks to the midsection, Bernardo goes for a high kick against Araujo. Araujo continuously attacks Bernardo with combinations, Araujo trips up Bernardo and she lets her get back up. Araujo nails a swinging Bernardo with a counter strike combination, Bernardo goes for a takedown and Araujo winds up in top position. Araujo gets back control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Araujo

Round Two: The round begins with Araujo attacking Bernardo with some leg kicks, Bernardo comes forward and takes a few swings at Araujo. Araujo cracks a swinging Bernardo with a counter right hook, Araujo stuns a kicking Bernardo with a counter overhand right. Araujo trips up Bernardo and lets her get back up, Araujo and Bernardo exchange a few rights to the face. Bernardo lands a right before eating a left hook from Araujo, Bernardo grabs Araujo and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Bernardo hits Araujo with a left, Araujo scores a takedown on a swinging Bernardo and she gets the full guard. Araujo starts attacks Bernardo with ground and pound, Araujo gets up and she allows Bernardo to stand as well. Bernardo swings wildly at Araujo as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Araujo taking a few swings at Bernardo, Bernardo charges forward while swinging wildly against Araujo. Araujo stuns Bernardo with an overhand right to the head, Araujo levels a swinging Bernardo with a counter right and Bernardo goes out.

Official Result: Viviane Araujo def. #15 Talita Bernardo by KO via punch (0:48, R3)

Carlos Huachin vs. Raoni Barcelos

Round One: The round begins with Barcelos charging at Huachin while swinging away at him, Huachin cracks a swinging Barcelos with a counter left. Huachin and Barcelos engage is a wild striking exchange, Huachin continues attacking Barcelos with lefts. Barcelos comes forward and he nails Huachin with a combination, Barcelos then cracks a backing Huachin with a right. Barcelos goes for a high kick and Huachin blocks it, Barcelos nails a swinging Huachin with a knee strike to the midsection. Huachin pops Barcelos with a short right uppercut as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Huachin

Round Two: The round begins with Barcelos attacking Huachin with some leg kicks, Barcelos comes forward and swings away against Huachin. Barcelos looks for a takedown before eating a three punch combination, Barcelos drops Huachin with a right hook and he pounces on him with more strikes while getting top position on the ground, Barcelos attacks Huachin with ground and pound while gaining back control. Barcelos scrambles and he gets in the half guard of Huachin, Barcelos gains the full mount position against Huachin. Huachin gets Barcelos in his half guard while eating more strikes, Barcelos destroys Huachin with elbow strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Raoni Barcelos def. Carlos Huachin by TKO via strikes (4:49, R2)

Priscila Cachoeira vs. Luana Carolina

Round One: The round begins with Cachoeira cracking a kicking Carolina with a counter right hook, Cachoeira follows up by nailing Carolina with an overhand right. Carolina clinches with Cachoeira while landing some knee strikes, Cachoeira and Carolina get into a striking exchange in the center of the Octagon. Carolina starts attacking Cachoeira with some leg kicks, Carolina nails a ducking Cachoeira with a knee strike to the head. Carolina then nails a kicking Cachoeira with a two punch combination, Carolina comes forward and swings wildly at Cachoeira. Carolina and Cachoeira engage in a wild striking exchange before grappling near the cage wall, the fighters separate and Carolina nails Cachoeira with a head kick before eating a right. Cachoeira follows Carolina around the Octagon while swinging away at her, the fighters clinch as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cachoeira

Round Two: The round begins with Cachoeira charging forward and swinging away at Carolina, Cachoeira nails a leaping Carolina with an overhand right. Cachoeira eats a head kick before nailing Carolina with a combination, Carolina comes forward and swings wildly at Cachoeira. Cachoeira backs Carolina into the cage wall while landing a combination, the fighters clinch and separate after Carolina lands a left. Carolina drops Cachoeira with a head kick and Cachoeira recovers to get top position on the ground, Carolina rolls for a triangle choke and arm bar to get top position. The fighters scrambles to their feet and Carolina nails Cachoeira with an illegal knee strike to halt the fight, the fight resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other. Carolina clinches with Cachoeira while landing multiple strikes, Carolina attacks Cachoeira with multiple high kicks. Carolina catches Cachoeira in a guillotine choke and releases it to get back control, Carolina gains the full mount against Cachoeira. Carolina attacks Cachoeira with some ground and pound, the fighters scramble to their feet and swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Carolina goes back to attacking Cachoeira with high kicks. Carolina rocks Cachoeira with a spinning back fist to the head, Carolina follows up by kicking Cachoeira in the midsection. Cachoeira clobbers Carolina with a right after eating another spinning back fist, Cachoeira swings away at Carolina after eating a knee strike. Cachoeira charges forward and she swings wildly at Carolina, Carolina goes for a standing guillotine choke and Cachoeira escapes. Carolina nails Cachoeira with a knee strike followed by a high kick, Carolina starts attacking Cachoeira with some combinations. The fighters swing wildly at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Luana Carolina def. Priscila Cachoeira by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

BJ Penn vs. Clay Guida

Round One: The round begins with Guida nailing Penn with a three punch combination, Guida and Penn exchange a few blows. Penn starts cracking a swinging Guida with some counter left hooks, Guida backs up Penn while landing a left. Guida goes for a head kick and Penn finds a way to block it, Guida starts attacking Penn with some leg kicks. Penn keeps Guida at a distance by peppering him with a lot of jabs, Penn cracks a swinging Guida with a counter uppercut as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Guida

Round Two: The round begins with Penn immediately attacking Guida with jabs, Guida starts attacking Penn with some leg kicks. Guida backs up Penn while nailing him with a left hook, Penn looks for the counter strikes against Guida. Penn continues nailing Guida with single punch shots, Guida goes for a high kick and Penn blocks it from landing. Guida grabs Penn and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Guida rocks Penn with a high kick and Guida gets him against the cage wall, Guida scores a takedown on Penn as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Guida stunning Penn with a multiple punch combination, Guida backs Penn into the cage wall while landing an uppercut. Guida goes back to attacking Penn with some leg kicks, Guida grabs Penn and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Guida drops Penn with a right hook, Penn gets up and Guida gets him against the cage wall again. The fighters separate and Guida swings away against Penn, Guida keeps Penn near the cage wall while attacking him with combinations. Penn gets free and he nails Guida with a right, Guida goes for a head kick against a swinging Penn as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Clay Guida def. BJ Penn by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Warlley Alves vs. Sergio Moraes

Round One: The round begins with Alves attempting some kicks against Moraes, Alves starts attacking Moraes with some leg kicks. Moraes goes for a front kick to the midsection of Alves, Moraes rocks Alves with an overhand right to the head. Moraes goes for a front kick to the head followed by an overhand right, Moraes charges at Alves while swinging away at him. Alves accidentally pokes Moraes in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other. Alves goes for a jump knee strike before nailing Moraes with a right and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Alves

Round Two: The round begins with Alves attempting a high kick against Moraes, Alves goes back to attacking Moraes with leg kicks. Moraes backs up Alves while swinging wildly at him, Alves continuously attacks Moraes with combinations. Moraes cracks a swinging Alves with a counter left hook, Alves backs Moraes into the cage wall while swinging away at him. Alves nails a swinging Moraes with a kick to the midsection, Alves swings away at Moraes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters having a wild striking exchange, Alves stuns Moraes by landing a left to the midsection. Alves also goes back to attacking Moraes with leg kicks, Alves also attacks a backing Moraes with a flying knee strike. Alves backs up Moraes after landing a right uppercut, Alves keeps Moraes against the cage wall while swinging away at him. Alves starts attacking Moraes with punching combinations, Alves drops Moraes with a knee strike followed by an uppercut and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Warlley Alves def. Sergio Moraes by KO via strikes (4:13, R3)

Thiago Moises vs. Kurt Holobaugh

Round One: The round begins with Moises attacking Holobaugh with some leg kicks, Moises then cracks Holobaugh with a short right. Holobaugh and Moises have a striking exchange until Holobaugh gets Moises against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Holobaugh cracks a swinging Moises with a counter left hook, Moises nails Holobaugh with an elbow strike after avoiding a takedown. Moises scores a takedown on Holobaugh and he gets the half guard, Moises attacks Holobaugh with some ground and pound. Holobaugh eventually gets Moises in his full guard while eating some more strikes and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moises

Round Two: The round begins with Holobaugh attacking Moises with some leg kicks, Moises then nails Holobaugh with a front kick followed by a right. Holobaugh grabs Moises and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Moises scores a takedown on Holobaugh. Holobaugh gets up and Moises attacks him with some knee strikes, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Holobaugh grabs Moises and gets him back against the cage wall, Holobaugh attacks Moises with combos to the midsection after separating. Holobaugh gets Moises back against the cage wall and they quickly separate, the fighters swings away at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging wildly at each other, Moises cracks a swinging Holobaugh with a counter right hook followed by a spin kick. Moises drops Holobaugh with a leg kick and he gets top position on the ground, Moises attacks Holobaugh with ground and pound. Holobaugh scrambles to get the fight standing again, Moises scores a takedown on Holobaugh and he gets the full guard. Moises transitions to back control on Holobaugh and he locks in a rear naked choke, Holobaugh escapes the choke and gets back to his feet. Moises scores another takedown on Holobaugh and he gets the half guard, Moises attacks Holobaugh with ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Thiago Moises def. Kurt Holobaugh by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Ryan Spann

Round One: The round begins with Spann attacking Nogueira with some leg kicks, Spann and Nogueira get into a brief striking exchange. Spann scores a takedown on Nogueira and he gets side control, Spann gains the full mount against Nogueira. Spann goes for an arm triangle choke and Nogueira escapes to get the fight standing again, Spann nails Nogueira with an overhand right before eating a left. Spann drops Nogueira with an uppercut and he follows up with a few strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Ryan Spann def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira by KO via strikes (2:07, R1)

#11 Irene Aldana vs. #13 Bethe Correia

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Aldana starts attacking Correia with jabs. Aldana starts nailing Correia with some combinations, Correia responds by throwing combos of her own. Aldana and Correia exchange a few rights to the face, Aldana keeps Correia at a distance while swinging away at her. Correia charges forward while swinging away at Aldana, Aldana pops an incoming Correia with a short right uppercut. The fighters get into a striking exchange as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Aldana

Round Two: The round begins with Correia attacking Aldana with some leg kicks, Aldana goes back to keeping Correia at a distance while landing jabs. Correia starts charging forward and swinging away at Aldana, Correia attacks a swinging Aldana with a counter overhand right. Correia backs up Aldana after landing a combination, Aldana pops a swinging Correira with a counter left. Correia responds by cracking a swinging Aldana with a counter right, Correira rocks a backing Aldana with a left hook. Aldana recovers and she attacks Correia with a knee strike, Correia then nails Aldana with an overhand right. Aldana attacks an incoming Correia with more knee strikes, Correia lands one more combination as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Correia nailing a kicking Aldana with a counter strike combination, Aldana tries staying at range while picking Correia apart with strikes. Correia comes forward while taking a few swings against Aldana, Correia goes back to attacking Aldana with leg kicks. Correia backs up Aldana after landing a straight right, Aldana recovers and she cracks a swinging Correia with a counter right. Correia goes for the takedown and Aldana winds up getting back control after a scramble, Aldana catches Correia in an arm bar and a tap out follows.

Official Result: #11 Irene Aldana def. #13 Bethe Correia by submission via arm bar (3:24, R3)

Thiago Alves vs. Laureano Staropoli

Round One: The round begins with Staropoli going for a switch kick against Alves, Staropoli backs up Alves with some high kick attempts. Staropoli then nails Alves with a two punch combination, Staropoli comes forward and he attacks Alves with combinations. Alves nails an incoming Staropoli with a kick to the midsection, Staropoli nails Alves with a jumping back kick to the face. Alves starts attacking Staropoli with some leg kicks, Alves cracks a kicking Staropoli with a counter right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Staropoli

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Alves backs up Staropoli with some punching combinations. Staropoli drops a kicking Alves with a combination and he gets back control on the ground, Alves scrambles to his feet and he separates from Staropoli. Alves comes forward again and he swings away at Staropoli, Staropoli cracks a swinging Alves with a counter left hook. Staropoli follows up by nailing Alves with a multiple punch combination, Alves recovers and he drills Staropoli with a knee strike to the head. Alves kicks a swinging Staropoli right in the midsection, Alves cracks Staropoli with a right as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Staropoli and Alves swinging wildly at each other, Alves nails an incoming Staropoli with a knee strike to the head. Alves scores a takedown on Staropoli and Staropoli gets right back up, Alves goes back to attacking Staropoli with leg kicks. Staropoli charges forward and he nails Alves with some lefts to the midsection, Alves grabs Staropoli and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Staropoli works over the midsection of Alves, Staropoli nails Alves with a kick to the midsection. Alves fights back and he cracks Staropoli with a left to the midsection, Alves rocks a swinging Staropoli with a knee strike to the head. Alves charges forward and he swings away at Staropoli, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Laureano Staropoli def. Thiago Alves by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

#1 Jose Aldo vs. #4 Alexander Volkanovski

Round One: The round begins with Volkanovski attacking Aldo with some leg kicks, Volkanovski continues attacking Aldo with a variety of kicks. Volkanovski and Aldo also exchange a few jabs to the face, Aldo cracks Volkanovski with a two punch combination. Volkanovski eats a left after cracking Aldo with a right, Aldo then hits Volkanovski with a two punch combination. Volkanovski backs up Aldo with a combination of his own, Volkanovski grabs Aldo and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Aldo nails Volkanovski with a step in knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Volkanovski

Round Two: The round begins with Volkanovski attacking Aldo with some leg kicks, Volkanovski backs up Aldo after landing a two punch combination. Volkanovski then cracks a swinging Aldo with a kick to the midsection, Aldo starts peppering Volkanovski with some jabs. Volkanovski and Aldo take turns exchanging a few combinations, Volkanovski accidentally pokes Aldo in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Aldo attacking Volkanovski with leg kicks, Volkanovski grabs Aldo and gets him against the cage wall. Volkanovski attacks a trapped Aldo with a plethora of knee strikes, Aldo gets free and Volkanovski gets him back against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Volkanovski attacking Aldo with some leg kicks, Volkanovski comes forward and he attacks Aldo with some rights. Volkanovski cracks a swinging Aldo with a counter right hook, Volkanovski grabs Aldo and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Aldo nails a swinging Volkanovski with a knee strike, Volkanovski grabs Aldo again and gets him back against the cage wall. Volkanovski separates from Aldo momentarily while landing a combination, Volkanovski attacks Aldo with knee strikes to the thighs. Volkanovski keeps Aldo against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #4 Alexander Volkanovski def. #1 Jose Aldo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#10 Jared Cannonier vs. #14 Anderson Silva

Round One: The round begins with Cannonier attacking Silva with some leg kicks, Cannonier also attacks Silva with a few rights. Silva responds by kicking Cannonier in the midsection, Silva backs up Cannonier with a switch kick attempt. Cannonier backs up Silva after landing a trio of overhand rights, Silva again nails Cannonier with a kick to the midsection. Cannonier drops and injures Silva with a leg kick and the referee waves off the fight.

Official Result: #10 Jared Cannonier def. #14 Anderson Silva by TKO via leg kicks (4:47, R1)

UFC Women's Strawweight Championship
Rose Namajunas (c) vs. #1 Jessica Andrade

Round One: The round begins with Namajunas attacking Andrade with some jabs, Namajunas then hits Andrade with a straight right. Andrade charges at Namajunas while swinging wildly at her, Andrade also attacks Namajunas with some leg kicks. Namajunas then cracks Andrade with a two punch combination, Andrade grabs Namajunas and gets her against the cage wall. Andrade scores a takedown and Namajunas gets right back up, Namajunas lands a few rights before briefly getting Andrade against the cage wall. Namajunas then cracks a kicking Andrade with a pair of left hooks, Namajunas drops Andrade with a knee strike and she gets top position on the ground. Andrade scrambles to her feet as Namajunas swings away at her, Andrade connects with a series of rights against Namajunas. The fighters clinch as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Namajunas

Round Two: The round begins with Andrade attacking Namajunas with leg kicks, Namajunas and Andrade exchange a few combinations. Andrade continues charging at Namajunas while swinging wildly at her, Namajunas uses the jab to keep Andrade at a distance. Andrade starts landing some combinations against Namajunas, Namajunas keeps Andrade at a distance while landing more strikes. Andrade gets Namajunas against the cage wall while landing a knee strike, Andrade scores a takedown on Namajunas and Namajunas goes out cold and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #1 Jessica Andrade def. Rose Namajunas by KO via takedown (2:58, R2) to win the title

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