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Main Card (10pm EST., ESPN+)

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones def. #2 Thiago Santos by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) to retain the title

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship
Amanda Nunes def. #2 Holly Holm by KO via head kick (4:10, R1) to retain the title

#4 Jorge Masvidal def. #5 Ben Askren by KO via flying knee strike (0:05, R1)

#6 Jan Blachowicz def. #3 (MW) Luke Rockhold by KO via strikes (1:39, R2)

Michael Chiesa def. Diego Sanchez by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., ESPN)

Arnold Allen def. Gilbert Melendez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Marlon Vera def. Nohelin Hernandez by submission via rear naked choke (3:25, R2)

#5 Claudia Gadelha def. #14 Randa Markos by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Song Yadong def. #14 Alejandro Perez by KO via punch (2:04, R1)

Preliminary Card (6:15pm EST., ESPN+)

Edmen Shahbazyan def. Jack Marshman by submission via rear naked choke (1:12, R1)

Chance Rencountre def. Ismail Naurdiev by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Julia Avila def. Pannie Kianzad by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)


Julia Avila vs. Pannie Kianzad

Round One: The round begins with Avila attacking Kianzad with some leg kicks, Kianzad comes forward and attacks Avila with combinations. Kianzad grabs Avila and she gets her against the cage wall, Avila cracks Kianzad with a few knee strikes to the head. Avila also cracks Kianzad with some elbow strikes to the head, Avila cracks Kianzad with a combination as they separate. Kianzad responds by hitting Avila with some rights of her own, Kianzad again grabs Avila and gets her against the cage wall. Kianzad hunts for a takedown after a brief exchange with Avila, the fighters separate and Kianzad backs up Avila after landing a multiple punch combination. Avila rocks Kianzad after landing a combination of her own, the fighters clinch near the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Avila

Round Two: The round begins with Avila grabbing Kianzad and getting her against the cage wall, Kianzad spins Avila and gets her on the cage wall. The fighters separate and take a few swings at each other, Kianzad scores a takedown on a kicking Avila and Avila gets right back up. Kianzad goes for a spinning back fist and Avila avoids it, Kianzad and Avila also exchange a plethora of jabs. Kianzad starts attacking Avila with some combinations, Avila also lands some leg kicks against Kianzad. Avila charges forward and she cracks Kianzad with a multiple punch combination, Kianzad responds by nailing Avila with rights. Avila rocks a swinging Kianzad with a counter right, Avila swings away at Kianzad until she gets her against the cage wall. The fighters swing away at each other while separating, Kianzad goes for a takedown and Avila winds up getting back control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters having a wild striking exchange, Avila backs Kianzad into the cage wall while swinging away at her. Avila drops a swinging Kianzad with a counter right and gets the full guard when they hit the ground, Avila transitions to back control against Kianzad. Kianzad scrambles and she gets Avila in her half guard, Avila regains back control after nailing Kianzad with a few strikes, Avila keeps the back control position until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Julia Avila def. Pannie Kianzad by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Ismail Naurdiev vs. Chance Rencountre

Round One: The round begins with Rencountre attacking Naurdiev with a few leg kicks, Rencountre eats a kick to the midsection while throwing a few jabs. Naurdiev cracks Rencountre with an elbow strike to the head followed by a variety of kicks, Rencountre goes for a takedown and Naurdiev winds up in top position. Rencountre scrambles to his feet as Naurdiev swings away at him, Naurdiev then nails Rencountre with multiple knee strikes to the midsection followed by a body kick. Rencountre scores a takedown on Naurdiev and he gets him in the seated position, Rencountre transitions to the half guard against Naurdiev. Rencountre attacks Naurdiev with some ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Naurdiev

Round Two: The round begins with Rencountre attacking Naurdiev with a three punch combination, Rencountre scores a takedown on a kicking Naurdiev and he gets back control. Rencountre starts attacking Naurdiev with ground and pound, Naurdiev scrambles and he gets Rencountre in the half guard. Rencountre goes back to attacking Naurdiev with ground and pound, Rencountre looks for a few submissions as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Rencountre grabbing Naurdiev and getting him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Naurdiev attacks Rencountre with some strikes. Rencountre scores a takedown on Naurdiev after eating a flying knee strike, Naurdiev gets back to his feet and Rencountre follows suit. Naurdiev eats a left before attacking Rencountre with another flying knee strike, Rencountre grabs Naurdiev and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Rencountre jumps on the back of a standing Naurdiev, Rencountre drags Naurdiev to the ground while landing strikes. Rencountre attacks Naurdiev with ground and pound while gaining the full mount, Naurdiev scrambles and he gets Rencountre in his half guard. Naurdiev gets back to his feet and Rencountre holds him against the cage wall, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Naurdiev scoring a takedown on Rencountre as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Chance Rencountre def. Ismail Naurdiev by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Jack Marshman

Round One: The round begins with Shahbazyan and Marshman having a few striking exchanges, Shahbazyan scores a takedown on Marshman and he gets the full guard. Shahbazyan attacks Marshman with a plethora of ground and pound before gaining side control, Shahbazyan then gains back control against Marshman. Shahbazyan locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Edmen Shahbazyan def. Jack Marshman by submission via rear naked choke (1:12, R1)

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