UFC Fight Night Adelaide 2018 Results: JDS & Tai Tuivasa Headline, Plus Mark Hunts Possibly Fights In The UFC For The Final Time

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Main Card (10pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

#7 Junior Dos Santos def. #11 Tai Tuivasa by TKO via strikes (2:30, R2)

#13 Mauricio Rua def. #14 Tyson Pedro by TKO via strikes (0:43, R3)

#15 Justin Willis def. #10 Mark Hunt by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Anthony Rocco Martin def. Jake Matthews by submission via anaconda choke (1:19, R3)

Sodiq Yusuff def. Suman Mokhtarian by TKO via strikes (2:14, R1)

Jim Crute def. Paul Craig by submission via kimura (4:51, R3)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

Aleksei Kunchenko def. Yushin Okami by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

#8 Wilson Reis def. #10 Ben Nguyen by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Keita Nakamura def. Salim Touahri by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Kai Kara-France def. Elias Garcia by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Christos Giagos def. Mizuto Hirota by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-28)

Damir Ismagulov def. Alex Gorgees by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)


Damir Ismagulov vs. Alex Gorgees

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Ismagulov and Gorgees attack each other with two punch combinations. Ismagulov then cracks Gorgees with a straight right, Gorgees looks for a high kick against Ismagulov. Ismagulov scores a takedown on Gorgees and he gets the half guard, Ismagulov attacks Gorgees with some ground and pound. Gorgees scrambles to his feet and Ismagulov gets him against the cage wall, Ismagulov scores another takedown on Gorgees and Gorgees scrambles to his feet. Gorgees attacks Ismagulov with elbow strikes to avoid a takedown, the fighters separate and Ismagulov lands a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ismagulov

Round Two: The round begins with Ismagulov nailing Gorgees with a two punch combination, Ismagulov starts hunting for takedowns against Gorgees. Ismagulov nails Gorgees with a kick to the midsection before scoring a takedown, Ismagulov attacks Gorgees with some ground and pound. Ismagulov postures up and he kicks away at the legs of Gorgees, Ismagulov returns to the half guard against Gorgees. Ismagulov lands a few more strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Ismagulov hitting Gorgees with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Ismagulov comes forward and he swings away at Gorgees. Ismagulov scores a takedown on Gorgees and he gets the full guard, Gorgees scrambles to his feet and Ismagulov nails him with a right. Ismagulov backs Gorgees into the cage wall after landing another right, Ismagulov scores another takedown on Gorgees and he gets the half guard. Ismagulov attacks Gorgees with some ground and pound, Ismagulov postures up and kicks at the legs of Gorgees. Gorgees scrambles to his feet and he nails Ismagulov with a knee strike as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Damir Ismagulov def. Alex Gorgees by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)

Mizuto Hirota vs. Christos Giagos

Round One: The round begins with Giagos taking a few swings at Hirota, Giagos hits Hirota with a knee strike to the midsection. Giagos also nails Hirota with a kick to the midsection, Giagos rocks Hirota with a right before wildly swinging away at him. Giagos scores a takedown on Hirota and he gets him in the seated position, Giagos gets the open guard against Hirota. Giagos attacks Hirota with ground and pound, Hirota scrambles to his feet and he eats a knee strike from Giagos. Giagos scores another takedown on Hirota and he gets caught in a guillotine choke, Giagos escapes the choke to maintain top position. Giagos attacks Hirota with some ground and pound, Giagos postures up and eats an up kick from Hirota. Hirota rolls for a heel hook before scrambling to his feet as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Giagos

Round Two: The round begins with Hirota coming forward and taking a few swings at Giagos, Giagos scores a takedown on Hirota and he gets the open guard. Giagos attacks Hirota with some ground and pound, Hirota wall walks to his feet and Giagos gets him back to the ground a few moments later. Hirota scrambles to his feet and Giagos attacks him with a knee strike, Hirota attacks Giagos with multiple knee strikes to the head as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Hirota popping Giagos with a few rights, Hirota also nails Giagos with a right to the midsection. Giagos goes for a takedown and Hirota winds up in top position, Giagios sweeps Hirota and he gains top position. Hirota scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing against, Giagos scores another takedown on Hirota and he gets the open guard. Hirota wall walks back to his feet and Giagos keeps him against the cage wall, Giagos looks for another takedown and Hirota attacks him with knee strikes. Giagos scores another takedown and Hirota gets right back up, Giagos grabs Hirota and gets him against the cage wall. Hirota drags Giagos to the ground and he gets back control, Hirota transitions to full mount and he attacks Giagos with strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Christos Giagos def. Mizuto Hirota by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-28)

Kai Kara-France vs. Elias Garcia

Round One: The round begins with Garcia scoring a takedown on Kara-France and he immediately rolls for a heel hook, Kara-France escapes to get top position on the ground. Kara-France attacks Garcia with some ground and pound, Kara-France gets up and he allows Garcia to stand as well. Kara-France then hits Garcia with a two punch combination, Kara-France catches a swinging Garcia with a counter left hook. Garcia drops Kara-France with a right and Kara-France gets back up, Kara-France recovers and hits Garcia with a left. Garcia looks for a takedown and Kara-France gets top position while landing strikes, Kara-France starts attacking Garcia with ground and pound. Kara-France transitions to back control against Garcia, Kara-France postures up to attack Garcia with strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kara-France

Round Two: The round begins with Garcia attempting a high kick against Kara-France, Garcia attacks a kicking Kara-France with a counter punch. Kara-France then stuns Garcia with a short left hook, Kara-France backs up Garcia after landing a two punch combination. Garcia drags Kara-France to the ground and he catches him in a triangle choke, Garcia transitions to an arm bar and Kara-France escapes to get back control. Kara-France immediately attacks Garcia with ground and pound, Kara-France moves into the half guard against Garcia. Kara-France postures up and he attacks Garcia with more strikes, Kara-France gains the full mount and then back control against Garcia. Kara-France hits Garcia with more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Kara-France (Overall Score: 20-17 for Kara-France)

Round Three: The round begins with Kara-France attacking Garcia with some leg kicks, Garcia scores a takedown on Kara-France and Kara-France gets right back up. Kara-France then cracks Garcia with a two punch combination, Garcia charges forward and swings away at Kara-France. Kara-France stuns a swinging Garcia with a counter right before dropping him with the next one, Garcia gets back up and Kara-France nails him with more combinations. Kara-France comes forward and he nails Garcia with some more rights, Garcia looks for a takedown and Kara-France gets back control on the ground while landing strikes. Garcia briefly sweeps Kara-France and Kara-France regains top control quickly, Kara-France attacks Garcia with more strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Kara-France (Final Score: 30-26 for Kara-France)

Official Result: Kai Kara-France def. Elias Garcia by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)

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