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)

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#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)

Keita Nakamura vs. Salim Touahri

Round One: The round begins with Touahri nailing Nakamura with a left to the midsection, Nakamura nails Touahri with a two punch combination. Touahri starts attacking Nakamura with some leg kicks, Touahri and Nakamura have a brief striking exchange. Nakamura then cracks Touahri with a short left to the face, Nakamura goes for a high kick and Touahri blocks it. Touahri then nails Nakamura with a right to the midsection, Touahri hits an incoming Nakamura with a knee strike. Nakamura attacks Touahri with lefts as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Touahri

Round Two: The round begins with Touahri nailing Nakamura with a knee strike to the midsection, Nakamura rocks a swinging Touahri with a counter right hook. Touahri grabs Nakamura and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters clinch and exchange a few strikes before separating. Nakamura comes forward and he swings away at Touahri, Nakamura then cracks a backing Touahri with a right hook. Touahri responds by nailing Nakamura with a right to the midsection, Touahri then cracks Nakamura with a four punch combination. Touahri cracks a swinging Nakamura with a counter left hook, Nakamura lands a left as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Nakamura attacking Touahri with a kick to the midsection, Nakamura starts hunting for takedowns against Touahri. Touahri nails a swinging Nakamura with a counter left, Nakamura comes forward and he swings away at Touahri. Nakamura nails a swinging Touahri with a counter left hook, Touahri hits a ducking Nakamura with a multiple strike combination. Nakamura looks for a high kick and Touahri blocks it, Touahri hits Nakamura with a right to the midsection as the round ends.

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

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

#8 Wilson Reis vs. #10 Ben Nguyen

Round One: The round begins with Reis attacking Nguyen with a short right, Nguyen looks for the high kick against Reis. Reis grabs Nguyen and gets him against the cage wall, Reis scores a takedown on Nguyen and he gets him in the seated position. Nguyen gets back to his feet with Reis holding onto him, the fighters separate and Nguyen attacks Reis with a left. Reis charges forward and he swings away at Nguyen, Reis starts attacking Nguyen with some leg kicks. Nguyen responds by cracking Reis with a two punch combination, Reis scores a takedown on Nguyen and he gets him in the seated position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Reis

Round Two: The round begins with Nguyen popping Reis with a left, Reis attacks Nguyen with a leg kick before scoring a takedown on him. Reis gets back control on Nguyen as they remain on the ground, Nguyen gets up and he shakes Reis off of his back. The fighters separate and Nguyen hits Reis with a multiple punch combination, Reis comes forward and Nguyen nails him with some lefts. Reis goes for a takedown and he winds up holding Nguyen against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Reis lands a counter right on a swinging Nguyen. Reis grabs Nguyen and he gets him against the cage wall again, Reis scores a takedown on Nguyen and he gets him in the seated position. Nguyen wall walks to his feet and he clinches with Reis, the fighters separate and Reis hits Nguyen with a left as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Nguyen catching a swinging Reis with a counter right hook, Reis comes forward and he swings away at Nguyen. Reis also goes back to attacking Nguyen with some leg kicks, Nguyen then hits Reis with a three punch combination. Reis grabs Nguyen and he gets him against the cage wall, Reis scores a takedown on Nguyen and he gets him in the seated position. Nguyen gets back up and he separates from Reis, Reis continues charging forward and taking swings at Nguyen. Nguyen pops a swinging Reis with a counter right, Reis scores another takedown and Nguyen gets right back up. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

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

Yushin Okami vs. Aleksei Kunchenko

Round One: The round begins with Okami attacking Kunchenko with some leg kicks, Kunchenko responds by landing some leg kicks of his own. Okami looks for the takedown and Kunchenko attacks him with a plethora of rights, Kunchenko barely lands a right against Okami. Kunchenko and Okami exchange a few lefts to the face, Kunchenko backs up Okami after landing a short right. Okami comes forward and he takes a few swings at Kunchenko, Okami grabs Kunchenko and he gets him against the cage wall. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Kunchenko landing a body kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kunchenko

Round Two: The round begins with Kunchenko attacking Okami with some leg kicks, Okami looks for a takedown and Kunchenko attacks him with a knee strike. Okami continuously hunts for takedowns against Kunchenko, Kunchenko comes forward and he attacks Okami with combinations. Okami grabs Kunchenko and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Okami looks for more takedowns while eating strikes from Kunchenko. Okami nails Kunchenko with a kick to the midsection, Okami falls to his back and the referee eventually makes him stand up. Kunchenko cracks a backing Okami with a kick to the midsection, Okami goes for another takedown and Kunchenko attacks him with rights. Kunchenko drops Okami with a left as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Kunchenko coming forward and rocks Okami with a shot to the midsection, Okami immediately gets Kunchenko up against the cage wall. Kunchenko attacks Okami with a few strikes after separating from him, Okami continuously hunts for takedowns against Kunchenko. Kunchenko attacks Okami with a plethora of kicks to the legs and midsection, Okami goes for a takedown and Kunchenko gets back control while landing a few strikes. Kunchenko gets up and kicks away at the legs of Okami, the referee eventually stands Okami up as well. Okami then nails Kunchenko with a kick to the midsection, Kunchenko then cracks Okami with a few combinations. Kunchenko then nails Okami with a head kick, Kunchenko nails Okami with a right. Okami gets Kunchenko against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

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

Jim Crute vs. Paul Craig

Round One: The round begins with Craig attacking Crute with a spinning head kick, Craig scores a takedown on Crute and he gets the full guard. Craig advances to the half guard against Crute, Crute sweeps Craig and he gets top position on the ground. Crute gets up and he allows Craig to stand as well, Crute scores a takedown on Craig and he gets side control. Crute transitions to the full mount against Craig, Crute applies the arm triangle choke and he releases it to keep top position. Crute gets up and he allows Craig to stand as well. Craig goes for a takedown and Crute winds up getting top position, Crute lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Crute

Round Two: The round begins with Crute backing up Craig while swinging away at him, Craig scores a takedown on Crute and he gets the full guard. Craig lands a few strikes on Crute while gaining the half guard, Crute scrambles to his feet and he allows Craig to stand up. Craig immediately hunts for takedowns and Crute attacks him with strikes, Craig scores a takedown on Crute and he gets him in the seated position. Craig eventually gains the full mount position against Crute, Crute scrambles and he gets top psoition against Craig. Crute stands up and he allows Craig to stand as well, Craig goes for a takedown and Crute winds up in top position. Crute rolls for a kimura as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Craig and Crute taking a few swings at each other, Craig goes for a takedown and Crute winds up in top position. Crute gains the full mount against Craig, Crute goes for the arm triangle choke before releasing it to regain full mount on Craig. Crute attacks Craig with some ground and pound, Craig gets Crute in his half guard while eating more strikes. Crute rolls for a kimura and a tap out follows.

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

Suman Mokhtarian vs. Sodiq Yusuff

Round One: The round begins with Mokhtarian attacking Yusuff with a high kick, Yusuff comes forward and he swings away at Mokhtarian. Mokhtarian grabs Yusuff and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Yusuff attacks Mokhtarian with a huge punching combination, Yusuff backs Mokhtarian into the cage wall while assaulting him with a plethora of unanswered strikes and the referee jumps in.

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

Jake Matthews vs. Anthony Rocco Martin

Round One: The round begins with Matthews attacking Martin with an overhand right, Matthews lands a right before eating a counter right from Martin. Martin then cracks Matthews with a straight right to the face, Martin continues nailing Matthews with rights. Martin also starts attacking Matthews with leg kicks, Matthews hits Martin with leg kicks and a left. Matthews backs up Martin after landing a two punch combination, Matthews drops a swinging Martin with a counter right. Matthews goes for a guillotine choke and Martin escapes to get top position, Matthews sweeps Martin to get top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Matthews

Round Two: The round begins with Martin attacking Matthews with leg kicks, Matthews then cracks Martin with a right. Matthews then attacks Martin with an overhand right followed by a flying knee strike, Martin attempts a head kick against Matthews. Martin backs Matthews up while landing a straight right, Matthews and Martin exchange a few rights. Martin cracks Matthews with several rights during a brief clinch and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Martin attacking Matthews with some leg kicks, Martin charges forward and he swings away at Matthews. Matthews goes for a takedown and Martin winds up getting back control, Martin rolls for an anaconda choke and Matthews goes out cold.

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

#10 Mark Hunt vs. #15 Justin Willis

Round One: The round begins with Willis looking for a high kick against Hunt, Hunt starts attacking Willis with leg kicks. Willis attacks Hunt with leg kicks and a left, Willis continues to take some wild swings at an incoming Hunt. Hunt then nails Willis with a kick to the midsection, Willis continuously attacks Hunt with a series of lefts. Willis nails Hunt with a front kick to the midsection, Hunt responds by landing another kick to the midsection of Willis. The fighters take a few swings at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hunt

Round Two: The round begins with Willis attacking Hunt with some leg kicks, Hunt nails Willis with a right to the midsection. Willis dances around Hunt while peppering him with some jabs, Willis then cracks Hunt with a straight left. Willis goes back to attacking Hunt with some jabs, Willis then catches Hunt with a two punch combination. Hunt starts nailing Willis with some leg kicks of his own, Willis jabs away at Hunt as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Willis immediately peppering Hunt with jabs, Hunt nails Willis with a kick to the midsection. Willis then cracks Hunt with a head kick, Hunt looks for a high kick and Willis blocks it from happening. Hunt comes forward and he swings away against Willis, Willis pops Hunt with an uppercut while keeping him at a distance. Hunt ducks down and Willis goes for a knee strike, Willis attacks Hunt with a ton of jabs as the round ends.

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

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

#13 Mauricio Rua vs. #14 Tyson Pedro

Round One: The round begins with Rua going for a high kick against Pedro, Pedro rocks Rua after landing a two punch combination. Rua briefly grapples with Pedro before blocking a high kick, Rua starts attacking Pedro with some leg kicks. Pedro comes forward and he nails Rua with another two punch combo, Pedro comes forward and he swings away at Rua. Pedro then hits Rua with a front kick followed by a right, Pedro rocks Rua with a knee strike before pouncing him with a plethora of strikes. Pedro goes for a head kick and Rua manages to block it, Pedro and Rua exchange some rights before they clinch. Rua looks for the takedown and Pedro manages to stay on his feet, Rua scores a takedown on Pedro and he gets side control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pedro

Round Two: The round begins with Rua stunning Pedro with an overhand right, Rua gets hit with a knee strike while getting Pedro against the cage wall. Rua scores a takedown on Pedro and he gets the half guard, Rua gains side control after avoiding a kimura attempt from Pedro. Rua attacks Pedro with some ground and pound, Pedro scrambles to his feet and Rua attacks him with knee strikes. Rua scores another takedown on Pedro and he gets back control, Rua moves back to side control on Pedro as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Rua attacking Pedro with some leg kicks, Rua drops Pedro with a right and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

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

#7 Junior Dos Santos vs. #11 Tai Tuivasa

Round One: The round begins with Tuivasa attacking Dos Santos with leg kicks, Tuivasa comes forward and he swings away at Dos Santos. Dos Santos and Tuivasa attack each other with rights, Dos Santos starts attacking Tuivasa with a variety of kicks. Tuivasa grabs Dos Santos and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Dos Santos goes for a spinning kick. Tuivasa continues charging forward and swinging away at Dos Santos, Tuivasa backs Dos Santos into the cage wall after landing a left hook. Tuivasa eats an uppercut from Dos Santos while swinging away at him, Tuivasa rocks Dos Santos by landing a multiple punch combination. Tuivasa nails Dos Santos with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tuivasa

Round Two: The round begins with Dos Santos peppering Tuivasa with some jabs, Tuivasa then hits Dos Santos with a pair of rights. Tuivasa follows that up with an overhand right against Dos Santos, Dos Santos and Tuivasa exchange some leg kicks. Dos Santos drops a charging Tuivasa with a right hook and he pounces on him with a plethora of strikes, Dos Santos gains the full mount on Tuivasa and he lands a ton of strikes until the referee jumps in.

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

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