UFC Fight Night Moncton Results: Volkan Oezdemir & Anthony Smith Headline, Plus Michael Johnson Fights On Short Notice

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

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#10 Anthony Smith def. #2 Volkan Oezdemir by submission via rear naked choke (4:26, R3)

Michael Johnson def. Artem Lobov by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

#11 Misha Cirkunov def. #14 Patrick Cummins by submission via arm triangle choke (2:40, R1)

Andre Soukhamthath def. Jonathan Martinez by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)

Gian Villante def. Ed Herman by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Court McGee def. Alex Garcia by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-28)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., Fox Sports 2)

Sean Strickland def. Nordine Taleb by TKO via strikes (3:10, R2)

Nasrat Haqparast def. Thibault Gouti by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 30-26)

Calvin Kattar def. Chris Fishgold by TKO via strikes (4:11, R1)

Talita Bernardo def. Sarah Moras by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (6:30pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Don Madge def. Te Edwards by KO via head kick (0:14, R2)

Arjan Singh Bhullar def. Marcelo Golm by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Stevie Ray def. Jessin Ayari by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)


Stevie Ray vs. Jessin Ayari

Round One: The round begins with Ray attacking Ayari with some leg kicks, Ray nails Ayari with an overhand left before eating a counter right. Ray comes forward and he attacks Ayari with a series of lefts, Ayari cracks a swinging Ray with a two punch combination. Ayari comes forward and he nails Ray with a right, Ayari then cracks a swinging Ray with a counter right hook. Ray backs up Ayari by landing a side kick to the midsection, Ayari responds by landing a body kick against Ray. Ray also starts attacking Ayari with some high kicks, the fighters briefly clinch and exchange a few strikes. Ayari gets Ray against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ray

Round Two: The round begins with Ayari attacking Ray with a variety of kicks, Ray charges at Ayari while swinging away at him. Ray goes back to attacking Ayari with leg kicks, Ray also looks for high kicks against a blocking Ayari. Ayari gets Ray against the cage wall before letting him go free, Ayari attacks a backing Ray with a multiple strike combination. Ray responds by cracking Ayari with some lefts, Ayari then pops Ray with a series of rights before eating another left. Ayari continues looking for counter strikes against a swinging Ray, Ray nails Ayari with an overhand left. Ayari continues nailing Ray with two punch combinations, Ray comes forward and Ayari nails him with a right. Ayari hits Ray with a counter left hook as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Ray immediately attacking Ayari with leg kicks, Ayari lands some leg kicks of his own against Ray. Ayari comes forward as Ray attacks him with some lefts, Ray also looks for the high kick against Ayari. Ray lands a knee strike as he clinches with Ayari, Ayari backs Ray up while popping him with a few rights. Ray comes forward at Ayari while swinging away at him, Ray then stuns Ayari by landing a power left. Ayari responds by catching Ray with multiple punching combinations, Ayari backs Ray into the cage wall while landing more combinations. Ray comes forward against Ayari as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Stevie Ray def. Jessin Ayari by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Arjan Singh Bhullar vs. Marcelo Golm

Round One: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Golm starts attacking Bhullar with some leg kicks. Bhullar grabs Golm and he nails him with a knee strike, Golm starts popping Bhullar with some punching combinations. Bhullar starts catching Golm with some lefts to the face, Bhullar pops Golm with a short right uppercut. Bhullar nails a backing Golm with a right hook followed by another uppercut, Bhullar grabs Golm and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Bhullar nails a kicking Golm with a counter right, Golm hits an incoming Bhullar with a counter right uppercut. Bhullar grabs Golm and he gets him up against the cage wall again, the fighters separate and Golm kicks away at Bhullar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bhullar

Round Two: The round begins with Golm attempting a high kick against Bhullar, Bhullar backs Golm into the cage wall while landing a combination. Golm stuns Bhullar after landing a combination of his own, Golm gets Bhullar against the cage wall after landing a knee strike. Bhullar spins Golm into the cage wall while exchanging strikes, the fighters separate and exchange strikes. Golm cracks Bhullar with a leaping knee strike to the head, Golm goes back to nailing Bhullar with leg kicks. Bhullar grabs Golm and he gets him against the cage wall once again, the fighters separate and Golm attacks Bhullar with more kicks and jabs. Bhullar grabs a swinging Golm and gets him against the cage wall until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Bhullar gets Golm against the cage wall after landing a combination. The fighters separate and Golm pops Bhullar with an uppercut, Bhullar scores a takedown on Golm and he gets the open guard. Bhullar starts attacking Golm with some ground and pound, Bhullar briefly gains the half guard before Golm gets him back in the full guard. Bhullar briefly postures up and he lands more strikes against Golm, Golm wall walks to his feet and Bhullar gets him against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Arjan Singh Bhullar def. Marcelo Golm by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Te Edwards vs. Don Madge

Round One: The round begins with Madge attacking Edwards with some kicks, the fighters both land during a wild striking exchange. Madge eventually drops Edwards and Edwards gets back up before scoring a takedown, Edwards settles in the full guard of Madge. Madge rolls for an arm bar and Edwards eventually escapes to keep top position, Edwards postures up and Madge attacks him with up kicks. Edwards eventually goes back to the ground while attacking Madge with strikes, Edwards postures up again and Madge attacks him with up kicks. The referee eventually stands Madge up as well, the action resumes with Madge swinging away at Edwards. Madge gets Edwards against the cage wall while landing knee strikes, Madge lands more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Madge

Round Two: The round begins with Madge kicking Edwards in the midsection, Madge destroys Edwards with a head kick and the referee jumps in.

Official Results: Don Madge def. Te Edwards by KO via head kick (0:14, R2)

Sarah Moras vs. Talita Bernardo

Round One: The round begins with Bernardo attacking Moras with some leg kicks, Bernardo then attacks Moras with a punching combination. Moras comes forward and she hits Bernardo with a right, Bernardo responds by kicking Moras in the midsection. Moras nails a kicking Bernardo with a two punch combination, Bernardo nails Moras with a head kick before eating a right. Moras comes forward and she cracks Bernardo with another right, Bernardo starts hunting for takedowns against Moras. Moras then nails Bernardo with an overhand right, Bernardo cracks Moras with another head kick followed by another punching combination. Moras gets Bernardo against the cage wall while eating a knee strike, Bernardo scores a takedown on Moras and she gets the full guard. Moras attacks Bernardo with elbow strikes while on her back, Bernardo gains side control against Moras before getting the half guard. Bernardo goes for a guillotine choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bernardo

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Moras comes forward and she swings away at Bernardo. Bernardo cracks a swinging Moras with a counter right, Moras continues coming forward and swinging at Bernardo. Bernardo backs up Moras with a few rights and a high kick attempt, Bernardo then hits Moras with a four punch combination. Bernardo follows that up by nailing Moras with a three punch combo, Bernardo scores a takedown on Moras and she gets the half guard. Bernardo attacks Moras with ground and pound, Bernardo transitions to side control and then back to the half guard against Moras as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Moras eating a right before scoring a takedown on Bernardo, Bernardo causes a scramble to get top position against Moras. Moras attacks Bernardo with elbow strikes while on her back, Bernardo gains side control against Moras. Bernardo gets north/south position while nailing Moras with strikes, Moras gets Bernardo in her half guard while eating more strikes. Moras causes a scramble that gets both fighters standing again, Bernardo goes for a takedown and Moras gets back control after a scramble. Bernardo scrambles and she gets top position on Moras, Bernardo stands up and she allows Moras to stand as well, Moras swings away at Bernardo as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Talita Bernardo def. Sarah Moras by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Calvin Kattar vs. Chris Fishgold

Round One: The round begins with Fishgold attacking Kattar with leg kicks, Fishgold scores a takedown on Kattar and Kattar gets right back up. Fishgold then drills Kattar with a series of overhand rights, Fishgold keeps Kattar against the cage wall while swinging away at him. The fighters separate and Fishgold attacks Kattar with a combination, Kattar comes forward and he pops Fishgold with a right. Kattar then attacks Fishgold with a flying knee strike, Kattar starts peppering Fishgold with a series of jabs. Fishgold charges forward and he nails Kattar with a right hook, Kattar drops a swinging Fishgold with a counter right and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Calvin Kattar def. Chris Fishgold by TKO via strikes (4:11, R1)

Thibault Gouti vs. Nasrat Haqparast

Round One: The round begins with Gouti attacking Haqparast with a few jabs, Haqparast responds by nailing Gouti with a multiple punch combination. Gouti comes forward and he takes a few swings at Haqparast, Haqparast cracks a swinging Gouti with a counter left. Haqparast charges forward and attacks Gouti with combinations, Haqparast then nails Gouti with a four punch combination. Haqparast drops Gouti with a left and Gouti gets up while eating more strikes, Haqparast then kicks Gouti in the midsection. Gouti hits Haqparast with a few rights to the midsection, Haqparast nails Gouti with another four punch combination. Gouti backs up Haqparast with his own combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Haqparast

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Gouti stuns Haqparast with a few rights. Gouti continuously charges forward while swinging away at Haqparast, Haqparast nails Gouti with a kick to the midsection. Haqparast also starts attacking Gouti with some leg kicks, Gouti gets Haqparast against the cage wall while swinging away at him. Haqparast looks to catch a swinging Gouti with counter strikes, Haqparast nails an incoming Gouti with an overhand left. Haqparast backs up Gouti by landing a left to the midsection, Haqparast mainly attacks Gouti with lefts. Haqparast cracks an incoming Gouti with a left hook, Haqparast charges forward and he swings away at Gouti. Haqparast rocks Gouti with a front kick to the midsection, Gouti continues attacking Haqparast with more punching combinations as the round ends.

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

Round Three: the round begins with Haqparast attacking Gouti with some leg kicks, Haqparast and Gouti go back to swinging away at each other. Haqparast cracks a swinging Gouti with a counter left, Haqparast backs Gouti into the cage wall while landing a huge combination. Haqparast rocks Gouti with a kick to the midsection, Haqparast swings away at Gouti and he lands another kick to the midsection. Haqparast drops Gouti and he pounces on him with more strikes, Haqparast continues assaulting Gouti with a plethora of strikes while in the full guard. Gouti scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Gouti charges forward and he swings away at Haqparast as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Nasrat Haqparast def. Thibault Gouti by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 30-26)

Nordine Taleb vs. Sean Strickland

Round One: The round begins with Taleb attacking Strickland with some leg kicks, Taleb pops a swinging Strickland with a counter left hook. Strickland charges forward while taking some swings at Taleb, the fighters briefly engage in a wild striking exchange. Taleb eats a right before nailing Strickland with a left, Strickland continues coming forward against Taleb. Taleb then catches Strickland with a lead left hook, Strickland peppers Taleb with a plethora of jabs. Taleb nails a swinging Strickland with a counter uppercut as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Taleb

Round Two: The round begins with Taleb instantly going back to attacking Strickland with leg kicks, Strickland also peppers Taleb with a bunch of jabs. Strickland nails Taleb with a three strike combination, Strickland keeps Taleb at bay by just throwing strikes at him. Strickland pops a kicking Taleb with a counter right, Strickland drops Taleb with a right and Taleb gets back up. Strickland charges at Taleb until he eats a kick to the midsection, Strickland backs Taleb into the cage wall while landing a huge combination. Strickland drops Taleb and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Sean Strickland def. Nordine Taleb by TKO via strikes (3:10, R2)

Alex Garcia vs. Court McGee

Round One: The round begins with McGee backing up Garcia with a kick to the midsection, McGee also starts attacking Garcia with leg kicks. McGee cracks an incoming Garcia with a counter right hook, Garcia scores a takedown and McGee gets right back to his feet. Garcia grabs McGee and he holds him against the cage wall before scoring another takedown, McGee gets back up and Garcia holds him against the cage wall again. Garcia jumps on the back of a standing McGee, McGee shakes Garcia off of him before landing a combination. Garcia then hits McGee with an overhand right, Garcia charges at McGee while swinging away at him. McGee scores a takedown on Garcia and he gets the half guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Garcia

Round Two: The round begins with Garcia taking a few swings at McGee, Garcia charges at McGee while swinging wildly at him. McGee drops a swinging Garcia with a counter left and he pounces on him with more strikes, McGee gets the half guard on the ground. Garcia eventually gets McGee in his full guard. McGee continues attacking Garcia with ground and pound, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Garcia scoring a takedown and McGee gets right back up, McGee scores another takedown on Garcia and he gets the half guard as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Garcia attacking McGee with a two punch combination, McGee grabs Garcia and he gets him up against the cage wall. McGee goes for the takedown and Garcia briefly gets top position before both stand up, Garcia scores a takedown on McGee and he gets him in the seated position. Garcia transitions to back control against McGee, McGee scrambles to get top position against Garcia. McGee gains the half guard while attacking Garcia with ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Court McGee def. Alex Garcia by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-28)

Gian Villante vs. Ed Herman

Round One: The round begins with Herman popping Villante with a left hook, Villante and Herman have a few brief striking exchanges. Herman comes forward and he takes a few swings at Villante, Villante backs Herman into the cage wall as they swing away at each other. The fighters start attacking each other with some jabs, Herman nails a swinging Villante with a left hook. Villante goes for a high kick and Herman blocks it, Villante rocks a swinging Herman with a two punch combination. Herman recovers and he nails Villante with a left hook to the midsection, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Villante

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters just taking some swings at each other, Villante stuns a swinging Herman with a counter left hook. Herman backs Villante into the cage wall before landing a knee strike, Herman cracks a swinging Villante with a counter right. Villante goes for a high kick and Herman pops him with a right, Herman charges forward and he swings away at Villante. Herman starts attacking Villante with some leg kicks, Herman uses the jab to keep Villante at a distance. Herman then nails a swinging Villante with a counter right uppercut, Villante then hits Herman with an overhand right. Herman recovers and he nails a swinging Villante with a counter right, Villante stuns Herman with a two punch combination as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Villante attacking Herman with some leg kicks, Herman and Villante continue to just swing away at each other. Villante goes back to using the jab to keep Herman at a distance, Herman barely connects with an uppercut against Villante. Villante and Herman exchange a few rights to the head, Villante starts hunting for takedowns against Herman. Villante goes for a high kick and Herman blocks it, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Gian Villante def. Ed Herman by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Andre Soukhamthath vs. Jonathan Martinez

Round One: The round begins with Martinez attacking Soukhamthath with some leg kicks, Martinez also looks for a high kick against Soukhamthath. Soukhamthath responds by nailing Martinez with a left hook to the midsection, Soukhamthath then barely connects with a straight right against Martinez. Soukhamthath drops a swinging Martinez with a counter overhand right, Soukhamthath pounces on Martinez with more strikes as Martinez scrambles to his feet. Martinez grabs Soukhamthath and he gets him against the cage wall, Soukhamthath accidentally nails Martinez low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters kicking away at each other, Soukhamthath rocks Martinez with some strikes to the midsection. Soukhamthath cracks Martinez with a knee strike to the head during another striking exchange, Soukhamthath eats a knee strike before nailing Martinez with a spinning elbow strike. Soukhamthath drops Martinez again as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Soukhamthath

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some kicks, Soukhamthath swings away at Martinez as he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Soukhamthath destroys Martinez with a huge combination, Soukhamthath attacks Martinez with a plethora of strikes to the midsection. Soukhamthath accidentally nails Martinez low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Soukhamthath getting Martinez against the cage wall. Martinez scores a takedown on Soukhamthath and he gets the half guard, Martinez attacks Soukhamthath with ground and pound. Soukhamthath tries getting up as Martinez attacks him with elbow strikes, Soukhamthath scrambles to his feet and separates from Martinez. Martinez then attacks Soukhamthath with a flying knee strike and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Martinez (Overall Score: 19-18 for Soukhamthath)

Round Three: the round begins with Soukhamthath charging at Martinez while swinging away at him, Martinez grabs Soukhamthath and gets him against the cage wall. Soukhamthath attacks Martinez with a flying knee strike and a punching combination after separating, Martinez grabs Soukhamthath again and gets him back against the cage wall. Soukhamthath scores a takedown and Martinez gets right back up, Martinez occasionally attacks Soukhamthath with knee strikes. Soukhamthath scores another takedown on Martinez and he gets side control, Martinez scrambles and he gets top position until both get back to their feet. Soukhamthath catches Martinez in a standing arm triangle choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Soukhamthath (Final Score: 29-27 for Soukhamthath)

Official Result: Andre Soukhamthath def. Jonathan Martinez by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)

#11 Misha Cirkunov vs. #14 Patrick Cummins

Round One: The round begins with Cirkunov nailing an incoming Cummins with a multiple punch combination, Cummins grabs Cirkunov and he gets him against the cage wall. Cirkunov spins Cummins into the cage wall while landing knee strikes, Cirkunov scores a takedown on Cummins and he gets the full mount. Cirkunov locks in an arm triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: #11 Misha Cirkunov def. #14 Patrick Cummins by submission via arm triangle choke (2:40, R1)

Michael Johnson vs. Artem Lobov

Round One: The round begins with Lobov attacking Johnson with some leg kicks, Johnson keeps Lobov at bay by taking some swings at him. Johnson cracks a swinging Lobov with a right to the midsection, Lobov comes forward and he swings away at Johnson. Johnson starts hitting Lobov with some leg kicks of his own, Lobov eats a counter left after kicking Johnson in the midsection. Johnson tries using jabs to keep Lobov at a distance, Johnson then nails Lobov with a straight left to the chin. Lobov comes forward and he nails Johnson with a short right uppercut, Lobov kicks Johnson in the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lobov

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Lobov goes back to attacking Johnson with leg kicks. Johnson tries nailing Lobov with a bunch of straight lefts, Lobov comes forward and swings away at Johnson. Johnson attacks Lobov with some leg kicks of his own, Johnson then hits a swinging Lobov with a counter left. Johnson rocks Lobov with a straight left to the face, Johnson follows that up with a high kick attempt against Lobov. Lobov responds and he cracks Johnson with a lead left hook, Johnson nails Lobov with a left before eating a right. Lobov then cracks a swinging Johnson with a counter right, the fighters have a striking exchange as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Lobov attacking Johnson with some leg kicks, Johnson attempts a high kick against Lobov. Johnson cracks a kicking Lobov with a counter left, Johnson comes forward and he attacks Lobov with a bunch of lefts. Lobov looks to catch a swinging Johnson with counter strikes, Johnson then hits Lobov with a right hook. Johnson dances around Lobov while cracking him with punching combinations, Johnson looks for the high kick against Lobov. Johnson scores a takedown on Lobov and he gets the full guard, Lobov hunts for a kimura as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Michael Johnson def. Artem Lobov by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

#2 Volkan Oezdemir vs. #10 Anthony Smith

Round One: The round begins with Oezdemir attacking Smith with leg kicks, Smith grabs Oezdemir and he gets him against the cage wall. Oezdemir spins Smith as they exchange a few strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Oezdemir cracks Smith with a huge punching combination. Oezdemir then pops Smith with a step in straight left, Oezdemir lands a right before eating a left hook. Smith then cracks Oezdemir with an overhand right while landing some leg kicks, Smith accidentally nails Oezdemir low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Oezdemir attacking Smith with a multiple strike combination, Smith responds by nailing Oezdemir with an elbow strike. Oezdemir swings away at Smith while getting him against the cage wall and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Oezdemir

Round Two: The round begins with Oezdemir attacking Smith with some leg kicks, Smith charges at Oezdemir while attacking him with a combination. Oezdemir scores a takedown on Smith and he gets the half guard, Smith scrambles for a heel hook and Oezdemir scrambles to get back control. Oezdemir attacks Smith with ground and pound, Oezdemir nails Smith with more strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Oezdemir kicking Smith in the midsection, Oezdemir goes back to attacking Smith with leg kicks. Smith pops an incoming Oezdemir with a few lefts, Smith cracks Oezdemir with an overhand right followed by a few more strikes. Oezdemir recovers and he nails Smith with a right of his own, Smith attacks Oezdemir with a high kick followed by a knee strike. Oezdemir responds by nailing Smith with a standing elbow strike, Smith charges forward while nailing Oezdemir with some rights. Smith scores a takedown on Oezdemir and he gets back control, Smith locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: #10 Anthony Smith def. #2 Volkan Oezdemir by submission via rear naked choke (4:26, R3)

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