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)

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#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)

Davi Ramos vs. John Gunther

Round One: The round begins with Ramos scoring a takedown on Gunther and he gets side control, Ramos gains back control against Gunther. Ramos attacks Gunther with some ground and pound, Ramos locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

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

Chas Skelly vs. Bobby Moffett

Round One: The round begins with Moffett attacking Skelly with a few rights, Skelly responds by attacking Moffett with a two punch combination. Moffett backs Skelly into the cage wall while landing a combination of his own, Moffett also attacks Skelly with leg kicks. Moffett eats a right after nailing Skelly with an uppercut, Skelly grabs Moffett and gets him against the cage wall. Skelly scores a takedown and Moffett gets up with Skelly on his back, Skelly gets Moffett to the ground while maintaining back control. Moffett gets up again and Skelly stays on his back, Skelly attacks Moffett with a plethora of lefts to the head. Moffett shakes Skelly off of him as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Skelly

Round Two: The round begins with Moffett attacking Skelly with some leg kicks, Skelly charges forward and swings away at Moffett. Moffett then cracks Skelly with a straight right to the face, Skelly responds by nailing Moffett with a two punch combination. Moffett scores a takedown on Skelly and he gets the half guard, Skelly sweeps Moffett and he gets top position. Moffett catches Skelly in a d’arce choke and the referee stops the fight thinking Skelly was out cold.

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

Ashley Yoder vs. Amanda Cooper

Round One: The round begins with the fighters peppering each other with jabs, Cooper starts hitting Yoder with some leg kicks. Cooper charges forward and she swings away at Yoder, Cooper nails a swinging Yoder with a counter strike combination. Cooper blocks a kick before nailing Yoder with a three punch combination, Yoder lands a left on Cooper before eating a kick to the midsection. Cooper continues charging at Yoder while swinging away at her, Cooper grabs Yoder and she gets her against the cage wall. Cooper scores a takedown on Yoder and she gets the open guard, Cooper gains side control against Yoder while landing some strikes. Yoder sweeps Cooper and she gets top position on the ground, Yoder attacks Cooper with strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cooper

Round Two: The round begins with Cooper charging at Yoder and swinging away at her, Cooper also starts attacking Yoder with some leg kicks. Cooper also nails Yoder with a kick to the midsection, Yoder nails Cooper with a few knee strikes while in the clinch. Cooper grabs Yoder and gets her against the cage wall, Cooper nails Yoder with a knee strike to the midsection. Yoder scores a takedown on Cooper and she gets the half guard, Cooper creates space and she stands up while getting Yoder against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. Cooper scores a takedown on Yoder and she gets the open guard. Cooper attacks Yoder with ground and pound upon gaining side control, Yoder catches Cooper in an inverted triangle choke as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Cooper backs up a swinging Yoder by landing a counter right. Cooper also goes back to attacking Yoder with leg kicks, Yoder nails Cooper with a knee strike to the head. Yoder pops an incoming Cooper with a straight left, Cooper swings at a backing Yoder and she lands a right. Cooper scores a takedown and Yoder sweeps her to get top position, Yoder gains the half guard against Cooper. Cooper gets Yoder in her full guard after a brief scramble, Yoder rolls for a knee bar and Cooper escapes to get top position. Cooper rolls for an arm bar and Yoder escapes to get back control, Yoder goes for a neck crank as the round ends.

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

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

Mike Trizano vs. Luis Pena

Round One: The round begins with Trizano attacking Pena with some leg kicks, Pena attempts a high kick against Trizano. Pena looks for a flying knee strike against Trizano, Pena barely connects with some front kicks to the midsection of Trizano. Trizano nails a swinging Pena with a counter right hook, Pena barely connects with a head kick against Trizano. Pena gets Trizano against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, the fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Pena attacks Trizano with a flying knee strike, Pena again gets Trizano up against the cage wall. Trizano goes for a jump guillotine choke and Pena escapes to get top position on the ground, Pena transitions to the half guard against Trizano. Trizano scrambles to his feet and he egts pena against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Trizano

Round Two: The round begins with Pena taking a few swings at Trizano, Trizano goes back to attacking Pena with some leg kicks. Pena charges forward and he attacks Trizano with some lefts, Pena then nails Trizano with a kick to the midsection. Trizano then cracks Pena with a right to the midsection, Trizano then nails an incoming Pena with a three punch combination. Pena grabs Trizano and he gets him up against the cage wall, Trizano defends by attacking Pena with elbow strikes. Pena jumps on the back of a standing Trizano, Pena drags Trizano to the ground while maintaining back control. Trizano eats a few strikes while scrambling to get top position against Pena, Trizano starts attacking Pena with ground and pound. Pena rolls for an omaplata as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Trizano popping Pena with a straight right, Pena keeps Trizano at a distance by landing a front kick. Trizano goes right back to attacking Pena with leg kicks, Trizano starts attacking Pena with combinations. Trizano backs up Pena by landing a right to the midsection, Pena starts hunting for takedowns against Trizano. Trizano looks for a head kick and Pena blocks it, Pena grabs Trizano and he gets him against the cage wall. Pena scores a takedown on Trizano and he gets the full guard, Trizano scrambles to his feet and he scores a takedown on Pena. Pena scrambles and he gets top position on a seated Trizano, Trizano scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Trizano charges forward and he attacks Pena with combinations, the fighters swing wildly at each other as the round ends.

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

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

Maycee Barber vs. Hannah Cifers

Round One: The round begins with Cifers attacking Barber with some leg kicks, Cifers pops an incoming Barber with some rights. Barber comes forward and she nails Cifers with a head kick, the fighters clinch and exchange a plethora of strikes. Barber grabs Cifers and gets her against the cage wall, the fighters exchange more blows while battling for position. The fighters separate after Cifers lands a few rights on Barber, Barber attacks Cifers with a few more head kicks. Cifers gets Barber against the cage wall while landing a few knee strikes, the fighters continue landing strikes while in the clinch. Barber catches Cifers with a knee strike to the face, Cifers lands a right as the fighters separate. Barber cracks a swinging Cifers with an elbow strike before getting her against the cage wall again, Barber lands another elbow strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Barber

Round Two: The round begins with Barber attacking Cifers with a multiple punch combination, Barber also attacks Cifers with a high kick. Barber goes for a high kick before landing a multiple punch combination, Barber lands a few elbow strikes before scoring a takedown on Cifers. Barber attacks Cifers with a lot of ground and pound, Barber turns up the heat with the strikes and the referee jumps in.

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

Beneil Dariush vs. Thiago Moises

Round One: The round begins with Dariush kicking Moises in the midsection, Dariush lands a left before getting Moises against the cage wall. Moises goes for a jump guillotine choke and Dariush escapes to get top position on the ground, Moises rolls for an arm bar after eating some strikes and Dariush escapes to get back control. Moises gets to his feet and Dariush gets him against the cage wall, Moises nails Dariush with an elbow strike to the head. Moises looks for a few takedowns against Dariush, Moises goes for another jump guillotine choke and Dariush escapes to get top control. Moises scrambles to his feet and he separates from Dariush, Moises then hits Dariush with a kick to the midsection. Dariush grabs Moises and he gets him against the cage wall before scoring a takedown, Dariush gains back control against Moises. Dariush scrambles to get full mount and he lands some strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dariush

Round Two: The round begins with Dariush attacking Moises with a head kick, Moises responds by attempting a kick of his own. Dariush scores a takedown on Moises and he gets the half guard, Moises eventually gets Dariush back in his full guard. Dariush attacks Moises with some ground and pound, Moises scrambles to his feet and Dariush gets him against the cage wall. Dariush gets Moises back to the ground while maintaining back control, Dariush hunts for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Moises attempting a roundhouse kick against Dariush, Moises nails a swinging Dariush with a counter right uppercut. Dariush grabs Moises and he gets him against the cage wall, Moises goes for a jump guillotine choke and Dariush escapes to get top position on the ground. Dariush gains the half guard while attacking Moises with ground and pound, Dariush transitions to back control against Moises. Dariush hunts for the rear naked choke until gaining top position against Moises, Dariush attacks Moises with ground and pound until the round ends.

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

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

#4 Raquel Pennington vs. #5 Germaine De Randamie

Round One: The round begins with Pennington coming forward and jabbing away at De Randamie, Pennington starts attacking De Randamie with some leg kicks. Pennington eats a right before getting De Randamie against the cage wall, Pennington hits De Randamie with a few strikes while in the clinch. De Randamie creates space and she attacks Pennington with knee strikes to the midsection, Pennington gets De Randamie back against the cage wall before separating. De Randamie then hits Pennington with a right before getting her against the cage wall until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for De Randamie

Round Two: The round begins with Pennington attacking De Randamie with some leg kicks, De Randamie gets Pennington against the cage wall before landing a right. The fighters separate and De Randamie cracks Pennington with another right, Pennington looks for a high kick against De Randamie. De Randamie backs up Pennington while attempting a high kick, De Randamie pops a kicking Pennington with a counter left. Pennington grabs De Randamie and gets her up against the cage wall, Pennington cracks De Randamie with an elbow strike to the head. The fighters separate and De Randamie lands a two punch combination, Pennington eats more strikes as she gets De Randamie against the cage wall again as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with De Randamie attacking Pennington with some leg kicks, De Randamie barely lands a head kick against Pennington. Pennington takes a few swings at De Randamie and nothing connects, De Randamie nails a swinging Pennington with a counter right. Pennington grabs De Randamie and gets her against the cage wall, De Randamie accidentally nails Pennington low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Pennington eating a knee strike as she gets De Randamie against the cage wall, the fighters exchange a few strikes before separating as the round ends.

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

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

#12 Donald Cerrone vs. Mike Perry

Round One: The round begins with Perry taking a few swings at Cerrone, the fighters clinch and exchange some knee strikes. The fighters separate and Cerrone attacks Perry with leg kicks, the fighters clinch again and exchange some knee strikes. The fighters separate and Perry scores a takedown on Cerrone and he gets side control, Cerrone sweeps Perry and he gets top control. Perry scrambles and he regains top position against Cerrone, Cerrone rolls for the arm bar and a tap out follows.

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

#10 Chan Sung Jung vs. #15 Yair Rodriguez

Round One: The round begins with Rodriguez attacking Jung with some leg kicks, Jung responds by landing leg kicks of his own. Jung charges at Rodriguez while swinging away at him, Jung pops an incoming Rodriguez with an uppercut. Jung grabs Rodriguez and he nails him with a plethora of uppercuts, Rodriguez attacks Jung with a front kick to the upper body. Rodriguez then hits the leg of Jung with some side kicks, Jung continues nailing Rodriguez with punching combinations. Rodriguez cracks Jung with a front kick to the face, Jung backs Rodriguez into the cage wall for a few moments while swinging away at him. Rodriguez nails a swinging Jung with a counter left, Jung scores a takedown on Rodriguez as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Jung

Round Two: The round begins with Rodriguez popping Jung with a short right, Jung comes forward and swings away at Rodriguez. Jung nails Rodriguez with a left followed by a kick to the midsection, Jung grabs Rodriguez and gets him against the cage wall. Rodriguez spins Jung and gets him against the cage wall, Rodriguez accidentally nails Jung low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Jung swinging away at Rodriguez, Jung then hits Rodriguez with a right hook. Rodriguez backs up Jung with a head kick attempt, Rodriguez goes back to attacking Jung with leg kicks. Rodriguez nails an incoming Jung with a spinning elbow strike, Jung grabs Rodriguez and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Jung cracks a swinging Rodriguez with a counter right hook. Rodriguez attacks Jung with a flying knee strike followed by a head kick, Jung cracks Rodriguez with a few rights after eating a left and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Jung taking a few swings at Rodriguez, Rodriguez attacks Jung with a head kick that barely lands. Rodriguez attempts a cartwheel kick against Jung, Jung pops Rodriguez with a straight right afterwards. Rodriguez cracks Jung with a series of kicks to the midsection, Jung charges at Rodriguez while swinging away at him. Jung stuns a backing Rodriguez with a two punch combination, Rodriguez goes back to attacking the midsection of Jung. Rodriguez then hits Jung with a head kick followed by a right, Jung swings away at Rodriguez as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rodriguez (Overall Score: 29-28 for Rodriguez)

Round Four: The round begins with Jung immediately swinging away at Rodriguez, Jung then pops Rodriguez with a right uppercut. Rodriguez goes back to attacking Jung with some leg kicks, Rodriguez also attacks the midsection of Jung with kicks. Rodriguez eats a combo before attacking Jung with a spinning back fist, Rodriguez shoves Jung to the ground before landing a two punch combination. Rodriguez attacks Jung with a double roundhouse kick that gets blocked, Jung rocks Rodriguez with a right before eating a flying knee strike. Jung then backs up Rodriguez after landing a left, Rodriguez goes back to kicking Jung in the midsection. Jung pops Rodriguez with another right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Jung (Overall Score: 38-38 for Draw)

Round Five: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Jung charges at Rodriguez while landing a right. Jung catches a swinging Rodriguez with a counter right hook, Jung again cracks Rodriguez with more rights. Jung eats a right before nailing Rodriguez with a left, Rodriguez goes back to attacking Jung with leg kicks. Rodriguez looks for a takedown and Jung pops him with a left in return, Rodriguez stuns Jung with a body kick followed by a right. Jung recovers and hits Rodriguez with a three punch combination, Rodriguez backs up Jung with a high kick attempt. Rodriguez then nails Jung with a spinning back fist, Rodriguez backs up Jung while kicking away at him. Rodriguez backs up Jung with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Rodriguez destroys a wildly swinging Jung with an elbow strike to the head and Jung goes out cold.

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

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