UFC Fight Night Liverpool Results: Stephen Thompson & Darren Till Go The Distance, While Arnold Allen Has A Huge Comeback Win

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

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#8 Darren Till def. #1 Stephen Thompson by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)

#9 Neil Magny def. Craig White by TKO via strikes (4:32, R1)

Arnold Allen def. Mads Burnell by submission via front choke (2:41, R3)

Makwan Amirkhani def. Jason Knight by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 28-29)

Claudio Silva def. Nordine Taleb by submission via rear naked choke (4:31, R1)

Darren Stewart def. Eric Spicely by TKO via strikes (1:47, R2)

Preliminary Card (11am EST., Fox Sports 1)

#14 Lina Lansberg def. #15 Gina Mazany by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Tom Breese def. Daniel Kelly by TKO via strikes (3:33, R1)

Carlo Pedersoli def. Brad Scott by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Gillian Robertson def. Molly McCann by submission via rear naked choke (2:05, R2)

Preliminary Card (10:30am EST., UFC Fight Pass)

#15 Elias Theodorou def. Trevor Smith by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)


#15 Elias Theodorou vs. Trevor Smith

Round One: The round begins with Theodorou cracking Smith with a punching combination, Theodorou grabs Smith and he gets him against the cage wall. Theodorou catches Smith with some strikes while in the clinch, Smith drops for a takedown and Theodorou attacks him with hammer fists. Theodorou gets Smith against the cage wall again while exchanging strikes, Theodorou separates from Smith after landing a punching combination. The fighters clinch again and exchange more strikes before separating, Theodorou then hits Smith with a side kick to the midsection. Smith starts attacking Theodorou with some leg kicks, Smith then catches Theodorou with a left hook before clinching again. The fighters exchange a plethora of strikes again while in the clinch, Theodorou nails Smith with a few punches as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Theodorou

Round Two: The round begins with Smith catching a swinging Theodorou with a counter left hook, Smith goes back to attacking Theodorou with leg kicks. Smith scores a takedown and Theodorou gets right back up, the fighters clinch again and exchange more strikes. The fighters separate after exchanging more strikes and Theodorou lands an uppercut, Smith scores a takedown on Theodorou and he lands a few lefts before Theodorou gets up. Theodorou lands a few knee strikes after clinching with Smith, Theodorou stuns Smith with a multiple punch combination. The fighters continue exchanging some strikes in the clinch, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity and they have a wild striking exchange. Theodorou gets Smith in the clinch and they exchange more strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Theodorou attacking Smith with a variety of kicks, Theodorou then attacks Smith with a spinning back fist. Smith and Theodorou exchange some leg kicks as well, Smith comes forward and he catches Theodorou with a knee strike. Smith gets Theodorou against the cage wall while landing some knee strikes, Smith scores a takedown on Theodorou and he gets the open guard. Theodorou tries getting up as Smith catches him with a few strikes, Theodorou scrambles to his feet and Smith gets him against the cage wall. Smith tries pulling guard and Theodorou gets top position on the ground, Smith gets back up with Theodorou holding onto him. The fighters separate and Theodorou nails Smith with some knee strikes, Theodorou gets Smith against the cage wall before Smith lands a knee strike. Smith swings away at Theodorou as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #15 Elias Theodorou def. Trevor Smith by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Gillian Robertson vs. Molly McCann

Round One: The round begins with Robertson attacking McCann with some leg kicks, Robertson comes forward and takes a few swings at McCann. McCann uses her punching to keep Robertson from getting the takedown, McCann comes forward and attacks Robertson with a few rights. McCann nails a swinging Robertson with a counter overhand right, Robertson scores a takedown on McCann and she gets the half guard. Robertson starts attacking McCann with some ground and pound, Robertson gains the side control position against McCann. Robertson transitions to full mount against a scrambling McCann, Robertson then gains back control against McCann. Robertson returns to full mount and then back control against McCann as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Robertson

Round Two: The round begins with McCann swinging away at Robertson, Robertson goes for the takedown and McCann gets right back up. Robertson scores a takedown on McCann and she gets the full mount, Robertson transitions to back control against McCann. Robertson locks in a rear naked choke and McCann goes out cold.

Official Result: Gillian Robertson def. Molly McCann by submission via rear naked choke (2:05, R2)

Brad Scott vs. Carlo Pedersoli

Round One: The round begins with Scott attacking Pedersoli with a front kick, Scott also cracks Pedersoli with some jabs. Pedersoli responds by nailing Scott with a kick to the midsection, Pedersoli then hits Scott with an overhand left. Scott starts attacking Pedersoli with some leg kicks, Pedersoli backs up Scott with a roundhouse kick attempt. Pedersoli backs up Scott with a side kick to the midsection, Pedersoli nails a kicking Scott with a counter left. Pedersoli barely catches Scott with a spinning heel kick to the midsection, Pedersoli again kicks Scott in the midsection. Scott drops Pedersoli with a straight left and Pedersoli scrambles to his feet as Scott looked for a choke, Scott lands a knee strike before blocking a head kick and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Scott

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Pedersoli tries attacking Scott with some high kicks. Scott catches a swinging Pedersoli with a straight right, Pedersoli and Scott exchange some blows to the midsection. Pedersoli continuously attacks Scott with kicks to the midsection, Pedersoli then hits Scott with an overhand left. Scott starts attacking Pedersoli with some leg kicks, Scott then hits a swinging Pedersoli with a counter right. Pedersoli then connects with a superman punch against Scott, Pedersoli starts nailing Scott with a body kick/punch combination. Pedersoli backs up Scott with landing an overhand left, Pedersoli scores a takedown on Scott and he gets the half guard as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Pedersoli catches Scott with a straight left. Scott goes back to nailing Pedersoli with leg kicks, Pedersoli also goes back to nailing Scott with kicks to the midsection. Pedersoli attempts a spinning hook kick against Scott, Pedersoli starts backing up Scott by throwing some looping punches. Pedersoli goes for a takedown and Scott catches him in a guillotine choke, Pedersoli escapes the choke to get the fight standing again. Scott then nails Pedersoli with a right to the midsection, Pedersoli eats a few rights before attacking Scott with some kicks. Pedersoli scores a takedown and Scott gets right back up, Pedersoli holds Scott against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Scott nails Pedersoli with a right to the midsection, Pedersoli scores another takedown on Scott and he gets the open guard as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Carlo Pedersoli def. Brad Scott by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#14 Lina Lansberg vs. #15 Gina Mazany

Round One: The round begins with Lansberg scoring a takedown on a kicking Mazany and Mazany gets right back up, Lansberg and Lansberg clinch while exchanging strikes. Mazany briefly separates from Lansberg while landing a punching combination, Mazany holds Lansberg against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. Lansberg spins Mazany while landing some knee strikes of her own, the fighters separate and Lansberg attacks Mazany with a head kick before holding her against the cage wall again. Lansberg nails Mazany with some more knee strikes while in the clinch, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity and Lansberg kicks Mazany in the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lansberg

Round Two: The round begins with Mazany attacking Lansberg with some leg kicks, Lansberg grabs Mazany and she gets her against the cage wall. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity and Mazany scores a takedown on Lansberg, Lansberg scrambles to her feet and Mazany holds her against the cage wall. Lansberg lands a knee strike before getting Mazany against the cage wall, the referee again separates the fighters for inactivity and Lansberg kicks Mazany in the midsection before eating a right. Lansberg again puts Mazany against the cage wall while some strikes are exchanged, the fighters separate and Lansberg nails Mazany with an elbow strike. Mazany scores a takedown on Lansberg and Lansberg gets right back up, Lansberg then gets Mazany against the cage wall. Lansberg goes back to attacking Mazany with elbow strikes, Mazany spins Lansberg into the cage wall again. Lansberg attacks Mazany with knee strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Mazany coming forward and swinging away at Lansberg before getting her against the cage wall, Lansberg spins Mazany into the cage wall while exchange some strikes. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity and Mazany catches Lansberg with a short left to the midsection, Lansberg attacks Mazany with a kick to the midsection. Mazany cracks a backing Lansberg with a spinning elbow strike, Lansberg grabs Mazany and she gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Mazany swings away at Lansberg, Mazany then cracks Lansberg with a right hook before Lansberg gets her against the cage wall until the round ends.

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

Official Result: #14 Lina Lansberg def. #15 Gina Mazany by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Daniel Kelly vs. Tom Breese

Round One: The round begins with Breese catching Kelly with a few jabs, Breese backs up Kelly by landing a two punch combination. Kelly starts attacking Breese with some leg kicks, Breese continues attacking Kelly with two punch combinations. Breese backs up Kelly after nailing him with a few lefts, Kelly comes forward and he swings wildly at Breese. Breese rocks Kelly with an uppercut before dropping him with a combination and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Tom Breese def. Daniel Kelly by TKO via strikes (3:33, R1)

Eric Spicely vs. Darren Stewart

Round One: The round begins with Spicely taking a few swings at Stewart, Stewart starts peppering Spicely with some jabs. Spicely catches Stewart with some combinations of his own, Spicely then backs up Stewart by landing a right. Spicely gets Stewart up against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Stewart gets free after nailing Spicely with some knee strikes. Spicely starts attacking Stewart with some leg kicks, Spicely cracks a moving Stewart with a left hook. Spicely charges forward and he swings away at Stewart as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Spicely

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Stewart stuns Spicely with a two punch combination. Spicely goes back to attacking Stewart with some leg kicks, Stewart rocks Spicely with a right before eating an overhand right. Stewart drops Spicely with a straight left and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Darren Stewart def. Eric Spicely by TKO via strikes (1:47, R2)

Claudio Silva vs. Nordine Taleb

Round One: The round begins with Silva coming forward and swinging away at Taleb, the fighters clinch for a short time and exchange strikes. Silva cracks Taleb with some kicks to the midsection, Taleb scores a takedown on Silva and both fighters pop up to their feet. Taleb then nails Silva with a kick to the midsection followed by a right, Silva starts attacking Taleb with some leg kicks. Taleb gets Silva against the cage wall while landing knee strikes, the fighters separate and Silva scores a takedown on Taleb. Silva attacks Taleb with a lot of ground and pound before gaining full mount, Silva transitions to back control on Taleb after landing some strikes. Silva locks in the rear naked choke and Taleb taps out.

Official Result: Claudio Silva def. Nordine Taleb by submission via rear naked choke (4:31, R1)

Jason Knight vs. Makwan Amirkhani

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Knight starts catching Amirkhani with some leg kicks. Amirkhani rocks Knight with a few rights, Knight goes for a flying knee strike and Amirkhani scores a takedown on him. Amirkhani lands a few strikes before allowing Knight to stand up, Amirkhani again cracks Knight with a right hook. Amirkhani eats a few kicks before catching Knight with a left, Knight charges at Amirkhani while throwing a punching combination. Knight goes for a roundhouse kick and Amirkhani gets out of the way, Knight backs up Amirkhani with a front kick to the midsection. Knight drops Amirkhani and he goes for a triangle choke and Amirkhani gets back to his feet, Knight drops Amirkhani with a right and he gets mission control on the ground. Knight goes for a triangle choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Knight

Round Two: The round begins with Knight kicking Amirkhani in the midsection, Amirkhani misses a flying knee strike attempt against Knight. Knight goes back to attacking Amirkhani with some leg kicks, Amirkhani starts peppering Knight with a few jabs. Amirkhani then catches Knight with a short right uppercut, Amirkhani then pops a kicking Knight with a counter right. Amirkhani scores a takedown on Knight and he gets the full guard, Amirkhani postures up and the referee allows Knight to stand a short time later. Knight backs up Amirkhani with a right hook to the face, Amirkhani cracks a charging Knight with a short right. Amirkhani scores another takedown on Knight and he gets side control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Knight attacking Amirkhani with some leg kicks, Knight pulls guard on Amirkhani to get the fight to the ground. Knight continuously hunts for submissions while holding Amirkhani in mission control, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity and Knight nails Amirkhani with a right. Knight drops for a knee bar and Amirkhani escapes to get top position on the ground, Amirkhani nails Knight with a few strikes on the ground. Knight eats a right while trying to get up and the round ends.

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

Official Result: Makwan Amirkhani def. Jason Knight by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 28-29)

Arnold Allen vs. Mads Burnell

Round One: The round begins with Burnell attacking Allen with some leg kicks, Allen responds by attacking Burnell with a punching combination. Allen tries attacking Burnell with a plethora of lefts, Burnell backs up Allen by landing a two punch combination. Allen catches Burnell with some side kicks to the midsection, Burnell gets Allen against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters separate and Burnell nails Allen with a combination, Burnell then nails Allen with a kick to the midsection. Burnell then hits a swinging Allen with a standing elbow strike, Burnell scores a takedown on Allen after eating a few lefts. Burnell swings away at Allen after Allen gets him in the full guard, Allen scrambles to his feet and he attacks Burnell with a knee strike. Allen scores a takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Burnell

Round Two: The round begins with Burnell attacking Allen with some leg kicks, Burnell scores a takedown on Allen and he gets the half guard. Allen eventually traps Burnell in his full guard, Burnell regains the half guard against Allen and Allen eventually gets to the seated position. Allen wall walks to his feet and Burnell drags him back to the ground, Allen gets up again and the fighters separate. Allen comes forward and he swings away against Burnell, Burnell scores another takedown on Allen and he gets the half guard. Burnell starts attacking Allen with some ground and pound, Allen gets Burnell in his full guard while eating strikes and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Allen backing up Burnell by throwing a few lefts, Burnell scores a takedown on Allen and he gets him in the seated position. Allen wall walks to his feet and Burnell drags him back to the ground, Allen scrambles to his feet again and Burnell gets him against the cage wall. Burnell scores another takedown on Allen and he gets the half guard, Allen gets back up again as Burnell holds onto him. Allen catches Burnell in a front choke from out of nowhere during a takedown attempt to force a tap out.

Official Result: Arnold Allen def. Mads Burnell by submission via front choke (2:41, R3)

#9 Neil Magny vs. Craig White

Round One: The round begins with White attacking Magny with leg kicks, the fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall. The fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch, Magny accidentally nails White low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with White getting a swinging Magny against the cage wall, Magny winds up scoring the takedown on White and he gets the full mount. Magny postures up and he swings away at White, the referee intercedes and White is allowed to stand up. White goes after Magny and he gets him against the cage wall, Magny drops White with a knee strike to the face and he pounces on him with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #9 Neil Magny def. Craig White by TKO via strikes (4:32, R1)

#1 Stephen Thompson vs. #8 Darren Till

Round One: The round begins with Till attacking Thompson with some leg kicks, Thompson and Till exchange some high kicks. Thompson backs up Till with a kick to the midsection, Till comes forward and he attacks Thompson with a left. Thompson backs up Till by landing a multiple punch combination, Thompson then pops Till with a right to the midsection. Thompson continues attacking Till with some punching combinations as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Thompson

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters attacking each other with kicks, Thompson and Till exchange head kick attempts. Thompson catches Till with a side kick to the upper body, the fighters also attack each other with leg kicks. Till starts attacking Thompson with some lefts, Till comes forward and he nails Thompson with some oblique kicks. Thompson starts attempting some head kicks against Till, Thompson attempts a roundhouse kick against Till as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Thompson attacking Till with a few high kick attempts, Till and Thompson exchange blows to the midsection. Till comes forward and he swings away at a backing Thompson, Till goes back to attacking Thompson with some leg kicks. Thompson pops an incoming Till with a short right to the face, Thompson then catches Till with another right to the face. Till comes forward and he tries nailing Thompson with some lefts, Thompson backs up Till with a multiple strike combination. Thompson accidentally pokes Till in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Till hitting a kicking Thompson with a counter left. Till follows that up by nailing Thompson with another left as the round ends.

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

Round Four: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Thompson eats some kicks before attacking Till with a punching combination. Thompson tries attacking Till with a few rights before eating a left, Till goes back to attacking Thompson with some leg kicks. Thompson catches an incoming Till with a counter left hook, Till grabs Thompson and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Thompson attacks Till with kicks to the midsection, Thompson eats some jabs before popping Till with a right. Till swings away at Thompson as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Thompson (Overall Score: 39-37 for Thompson)

Round Five: The round begins with Till coming forward and swinging away at Thompson, Thompson and Till exchange some leg kicks. Thompson and Till throw some kicks and not much of them land, Thompson catches a charging Till with a kick to the midsection. Till backs up Thompson before throwing a few strikes against him, Till drops Thompson with a left and Thompson scrambles back to his feet. Thompson catches an incoming Thompson with a short left, Thompson goes for a takedown and Till stuffs it. The fighters stare at each other as the round comes to an end.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Till (Final Score: 48-47 for Thompson)

Official Result: #8 Darren Till def. #1 Stephen Thompson by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)

 

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