UFC Fight Night Denver Results: Yair Rodriguez & The Korean Zombie Headline, While Donald Cerrone Makes UFC History

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

#15 Yair Rodriguez def. #10 Chan Sung Jung by KO via elbow strike (4:59, R5)

#12 Donald Cerrone def. Mike Perry by submission via arm bar (4:46, R1)

#5 Germaine De Randamie def. #4 Raquel Pennington by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Maycee Barber def. Hannah Cifers by TKO via strikes (2:01, R2)

Mike Trizano def. Luis Pena by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Beneil Dariush def. Thiago Moises by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)

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

Ashley Yoder def. Amanda Cooper by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

Bobby Moffett def. Chas Skelly by TKO via d’arce choke (2:43, R2)

Davi Ramos def. John Gunther by submission via rear naked choke (1:57, R1)

Devonte Smith def. Julian Erosa by KO via strikes (0:46, R1)

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

Eric Shelton def. Joseph Morales by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 30-27)

Mark De La Rosa def. Joby Sanchez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)


Mark De La Rosa vs. Joby Sanchez

Round One: The round begins with De La Rosa attacking Sanchez with some leg kicks, Sanchez starts peppering De La Rosa with jabs. De La Rosa pops an incoming Sanchez with a short right uppercut, De La Rosa grabs Sanchez and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Sanchez swings wildly at De La Rosa, De La Rosa attacks Sanchez with a punching combination after eating a left hook. De La Rosa charges at Sanchez while swinging away at him, Sanchez responds by kicking De La Rosa in the midsection. Sanchez comes forward to hit De La Rosa with a straight right, Sanchez grabs a swinging De La Rosa and gets him against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for De La Rosa

Round Two: The round begins with Sanchez immediately attacking De La Rosa with jabs, De La Rosa goes back to attacking Sanchez with leg kicks. Sanchez grabs De La Rosa and he gets him against the cage wall, De La Rosa tries scrambling and Sanchez gets him against the cage all again. The fighters separate and exchange some left hooks, De La Rosa nails a swinging Sanchez with a pair of counter rights. De La Rosa attacks Sanchez with a high kick that gets partially blocked, De La Rosa grabs Sanchez and he holds him against the cage wall. Sanchez spins De La Rosa into the cage wall as they exchange a few strikes, the fighters separate and De La Rosa nails Sanchez with more rights. De La Rosa catches a swinging Sanchez with a counter right hook, De La Rosa follows that up by popping Sanchez with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for De La Rosa (Overall Score: 20-18 for De La Rosa)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters immediately swinging away at each other, De La Rosa charges at Sanchez while swinging away at him. The fighters clinch and exchange some strikes, the fighters separate and De La Rosa starts landing some leg kicks. Sanchez starts attacking De La Rosa with a few lefts, De La Rosa continuously comes forward and swings away at Sanchez. Sanchez grabs De La Rosa and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Sanchez cracks De La Rosa with a right. De La Rosa tries keeping Sanchez at bay by landing a few jabs against him, De La Rosa grabs Sanchez and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and take a few swings at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for De La Rosa (Final Score: 30-27 for De La Rosa)

Official Result: Mark De La Rosa def. Joby Sanchez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Joseph Morales vs. Eric Shelton

Round One: The round begins with Shelton peppering Morales with some jabs, Shelton also attacks Morales with some leg kicks. Morales backs Shelton up by landing a push kick to the midsection, Shelton catches a charging Morales with a counter right uppercut. Morales charges forward and swings away at Shelton, Shelton rocks Morales with a counter right. Shelton scores a takedown on Morales and Morales gets right back up, Shelton drags Morales back to the ground and he gets back control. Morales scrambles to his feet and he separates from Shelton, Shelton scores another takedown on Morales and he gets him in the seated position. Morales goes for a guillotine choke and Shelton escapes to keep top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Shelton

Round Two: The round begins with Shelton scoring a takedown on a kicking Morales, Morales gets back up and Shelton lands a knee strike before separating. Morales attempts a head kick and Shelton blocks it, Shelton pops Morales with a few lefts to the head and midsection. Shelton scores another takedown and Morales scrambles for a guillotine choke, Shelton escapes the choke to get top position on the ground. Morales scrambles to his feet and he separates from Shelton, Shelton nails Morales with a kick to the midsection. Shelton goes for a takedown and Morales applies a triangle choke as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Shelton attacking Morales with a left hook, Morales comes forward and he nails Shelton with a knee strike. Morales scores a takedown on Shelton and he gets the full guard, Shelton scrambles to get the fighters standing again. Shelton scores a takedown on Morales and Morales catches him in a guillotine choke, Shelton escapes to keep top position on the ground. Morales scrambles to his feet and Shelton nails him with a knee strike, Shelton scores another takedown on Morales and he gets the open guard. Morales tries getting up and Shelton drags him back to the ground, Morales scrambles to his feet and Shelton holds him against the cage wall. Shelton gets another takedown on Morales as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Eric Shelton def. Joseph Morales by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 30-27)

Devonte Smith vs. Julian Erosa

Round One: The round begins with Smith kicking Erosa in the midsection, Erosa charges forward to land a kick followed by a left. Smith drops a kicking Erosa with a two punch combination and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Devonte Smith def. Julian Erosa by KO via strikes (0:46, R1)

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