UFC Fight Night Newark Results: Colby Covington vs. Robbie Lawler Headlines, Plus Jim Miller Gets A Home State Fight

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Main Card (3pm EST., ESPN)

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#2 Colby Covington def. #11 Robbie Lawler by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 50-45)

Jim Miller def. Clay Guida by submission via guillotine choke (0:58, R1)

Nasrat Haqparast def. Joaquim Silva by KO via strikes (0:36, R2)

Gerald Meerschaert def. Trevin Giles by submission via guillotine choke (1:49, R3)

Scott Holtzman def. Dong Hyun Ma by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R2)

Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Darko Stosic by unanimous decision (29-26, 28-27, 28-27)

Preliminary Card (12pm EST., ESPN)

Mickey Gall def. Salim Touahri by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Antonina Shevchenko def. Lucie Pudilova by submission via rear naked choke (1:20, R2)

#13 Matt Schnell def. #9 Jordan Espinosa by submission via triangle choke (1:23, R1)

#10 Lauren Murphy def. #12 Mara Romero Borella by TKO via strikes (1:46, R3)

Claudio Silva def. Cole Williams by submission via rear naked choke (2:35, R1)

Miranda Granger def. Hannah Goldy by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Hannah Goldy vs. Miranda Granger

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Goldy eats a left before attacking Granger with a high kick. Granger comes forward and she pops Goldy with a right, Granger cracks a swinging Goldy with a counter right. The fighters have a striking exchange until Granger gets Goldy against the cage wall, the fighters exchange elbow strikes before separating. Goldy catches an incoming Granger with a few left hooks, Granger backs up Goldy with a combination before getting her back against the cage wall. The fighters exchange a few strikes while in the clinch, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Granger

Round Two: The round begins with Granger attacking Goldy with some leg kicks, Granger comes forward to attack Goldy with a three punch combination. Goldy attacks Granger with some leg kicks of her own, Granger rocks a swinging Goldy with a counter left hook. Granger comes forward and engages in striking exchanges with Goldy, Goldy nails Granger with a left followed by a head kick. Granger goes for a head kick and Goldy blocks it, Granger nails Goldy with a kick to the rib cage. Goldy nails Granger with a side kick to the face as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few kicks, Granger goes for a high kick and Goldy blocks it. Granger leaps at a swinging Goldy to land a left, Goldy attacks Granger with a ton of side kicks and most don’t land. Granger nails Goldy with a front kick to the midsection, Goldy responds by nailing Granger with a kick to the midsection. Granger charges at Goldy and a brief striking exchange breaks out, Granger and Goldy also exchange some leg kicks. Goldy cracks Granger with a side kick to the head, Granger backs up Goldy while landing a punching combination and the round ends. 

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

Official Result: Miranda Granger def. Hannah Goldy by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Cole Williams vs. Claudio Silva

Round One: The round begins with Silva immediately nailing Williams with a left, Williams then cracks Silva with a pair of rights. Williams stuns a kicking Silva with a counter right, Silva attacks the midsection of Williams with punches and kicks. Silva cracks Williams with a few lefts to the midsection, Silva scores a takedown on Williams and he gets back control. Silva attacks Williams with some ground and pound, Silva locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Claudio Silva def. Cole Williams by submission via rear naked choke (2:35, R1)

#10 Lauren Murphy vs. #12 Mara Romero Borella

Round One: The round begins with Borella attacking Murphy with some leg kicks, Murphy attacks Borella with some combinations. Murphy attacks Borella with an overhand right and Borella blocks it, Borella cracks Murphy with a straight right. Murphy cracks Borella with a right while eating more leg kicks, Borella nails Murphy with a right before eating a counter left. Murphy backs Borella into the cage wall while swinging away at her, Borella grabs Murphy and she gets her against the cage wall for a short time. Murphy attacks Borella with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Borella

Round Two: The round begins with Borella immediately cracking Murphy with a right, Borella and Murphy exchange some combinations. Murphy nails Borella with an overhand right before eating a counter right hook, Murphy nails a swinging Borella with a counter left hook. Borella scores a takedown on Murphy and she gets the half guard, Murphy scrambles to her feet and she gets Borella against the cage wall. The fighters exchange a few strikes while in the clinch, Murphy keeps Borella against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Borella attacking Murphy with a few combinations, Borella looks for takedowns against a swinging Murphy. Murphy rocks a swinging Borella with a counter right uppercut, Borella looks for a takedown and Murphy destroys her with a knee strike followed by ground and pound until the referee jumps in. 

Official Result: #10 Lauren Murphy def. #12 Mara Romero Borella by TKO via strikes (1:46, R3)

#9 Jordan Espinosa vs. #13 Matt Schnell

Round One: The round begins with Schnell eating a right before popping Espinosa with a counter strike, Schnell and Espinosa exchange some leg kicks. Espinosa goes for a takedown and Schnell catches him in a guillotine choke, Schnell transitions to a triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: #13 Matt Schnell def. #9 Jordan Espinosa by submission via triangle choke (1:23, R1)

Antonina Shevchenko vs. Lucie Pudilova

Round One: The round begins with Pudilova coming forward and nailing Shevchenko with a right, the fighters clinch and exchange some strikes. Shevchenko assaults Pudilova with a ton of knee strikes to the midsection, Shevchenko lands knee strikes all over the body of Pudilova. Shevchenko accidentally nails Pudilova low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Pudilova nails Shevchenko with a right before getting her against the cage wall. Shevchenko spins Pudilova and gets back to nailing her with knee strikes, Pudilova separates from Shevchenko by landing multiple elbow strikes. Pudilova scores a takedown on Shevchenko and she gets the half guard, Shevchenko gets Pudilova in her full guard while eating strikes. Shevchenko rolls for an arm bar and Pudilova escapes to get to her feet, Pudilova grabs Shevchenko and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters clinch as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Shevchenko

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Pudilova grabs Shevchenko and gets her against the cage wall. Pudilova scores a takedown on Shevchenko and Shevchenko scrambles to get back control, Shevchenko locks in a rear naked choke and Pudilova goes out cold. 

Official Result: Antonina Shevchenko def. Lucie Pudilova by submission via rear naked choke (1:20, R2)

Mickey Gall vs. Salim Touahri

Round One: The round begins with Touahri attacking Gall with a left hook followed by leg kicks, Gall comes forward and he kicks Touahri in the midsection. Touahri cracks a swinging Gall with a counter left hook, Gall gets Touahri against the cage wall before separating a short time later. Touahri and Gall exchange some leg kicks as well, Gall again grabs Touahri and he gets him against the cage wall. Gall attacks Touahri with a few knee strikes, the fighters separate and Gall nails Touahri with a left hook. Touahri goes for a takedown and Gall blocks it while getting back control on the ground, Galla attacks Touahri with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gall

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Gall starts hunting for takedowns against Touahri. Touahri lands a few shots to the midsection of Gall, Gall grabs Touahri and gets him against the cage wall. Gall cracks Touahri with an elbow strike to the head before separating, Gall attacks Touahri with a flying knee strike. Touahri cracks a swinging Gall with a counter overhand right, Gall grabs Touahri and gets him back against the cage wall. Gall scores a takedown and Touahri sweeps him to get top position, Touahri starts attacking Gall with some ground and pound. Gall scrambles to his feet and Touahri nails him with a knee strike, Gall responds by cracking Touahri with a bunch of elbow strikes. Touahri scores a takedown on Gall and he gets side control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Touahri attacking Gall with some leg kicks, Gall charges at Touahri while landing a two punch combination. Touahri responds by cracking Gall with a three punch combination, Gall lands a right before eating a counter left from Touahri. Touahri cracks a swinging Gall with a counter right, Touahri looks for a takedown and Gall blocks it. Gall and Touahri have a brief striking exchange, Gall grabs Touahri and gets him up against the cage wall. Touahri gets free and the fighters just attack each other with combinations, Gall backs up Touahri after landing some rights. Gall grabs Touahri and he gets him against the cage wall again, Touahri trips up Gall and he gets top position on the ground. Gall scrambles to his feet and Touahri nails him with a knee strike, Gall scores a takedown on Touahri as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Mickey Gall def. Salim Touahri by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Darko Stosic vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu

Round One: The round begins with Stosic attacking Nzechukwu with some leg kicks, Nzechukwu takes a few swings at Stosic while eating more kicks. Stosic grabs Nzechukwu and gets him against the cage wall, Nzechukwu gets free and he nails Stosic with a two punch combination. Stosic goes back to attacking Nzechukwu with leg kicks, Stosic also attacks Nzechukwu with some overhand rights. Nzechukwu attacks Stosic with a knee strike while eating a right to the midsection, Nzechukwu continues looking for knee strikes against Stosic. Stosic nails Nzechukwu with a kick to the midsection, Stosic backs Nzechukwu into the cage wall while attacking him with a massive combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Stosic

Round Two: The round begins with Stosic accidentally kicking Nzechukwu low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Nzechukwu attacking Stosic with a knee strike. Stosic goes back to attacking Nzechukwu with leg kicks, Nzechukwu nails Stosic with some front kicks to the midsection. Stosic cracks a swinging Nzechukwu with a counter left hook, Nzechukwu peppers Stosic with jabs to keep him at a distance. Stosic scores a takedown on Nzechukwu and Nzechukwu gets right back up, the fighters separate and Nzechukwu attacks Stocic with a bunch of kicks. Stosic accidentally kicks Nzechukwu low again and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the referee taking a point from Stosic. The action resumes with Stosic kicking Nzechukwu in the midsection, Nzechukwu keeps Stosic against the cage wall while swinging away at him and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 9-9 for Stocis (Overall Score: 19-18 for Stosic)

Round Three: The round begins with Stosic attacking Nzechukwu with a kick to the midsection, Stosic hunts for takedowns against Nzechukwu. Stosic comes forward and he attacks Nzechukwu with combinations, Stosic scores a takedown on Nzechukwu and Nzechukwu gets right back up. Stosic accidentally kicks Nzechukwu low again and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the referee taking a point from Stosic. The action resumes with Stosic attacking Nzechukwu with more leg kicks, Nzechukwu cracks a swinging Stosic with a counter uppercut. Nzechukwu backs Stosic into the cage wall while swinging away at him, Stosic scores a takedown on Nzechukwu and he gets right back up. Stosic grabs Nzechukwu and gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Stosic scores another takedown. Nzechukwu gets right back up and Stosic gets him against the cage wall for a short time, Stosic scores another takedown and Nzechukwu gets right back up again. Stosic and Nzechukwu exchange a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 9-9 for Stosic (Final Score: 28-27 for Stosic)

Official Result: Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Darko Stosic by unanimous decision (29-26, 28-27, 28-27)

Scott Holtzman vs. Dong Hyun Ma

Round One: The round begins with Holtzman attacking Ma with some leg kicks, Ma peppers Holtzman with a few jabs. Holtzman comes forward and he nails Ma with a right uppercut, Holtzman drops Ma with a follow up right and he pounces on Ma with more strikes before getting the half guard on the ground. Holtzman gains the full mount position against Ma, Ma quickly gets Holtzman back in his half guard. Holtzman attacks Ma with some ground and pound, Ma gets Holtzman in his full guard while eating some strikes. Holtzman lets Ma up before attacking him with a combination, Holtzman cracks Ma with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Holtzman

Round Two: The round begins with Holtzman attacking Ma with some leg kicks, Holtzman and Ma have some striking exchanges. Ma comes forward and Holtzman nails him with a counter right, Ma lands some combinations against Holtzman. Ma backs up Holtzman while swinging away at him, Ma scores a takedown on Holtzman and Holtzman gets back up a short time later. Ma grabs Holtzman and gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Holtzman lighting up Ma with a combination, Ma drops a swinging Holtzman with a counter left hook. Holtzman gets right up and he get Ma against the cage wall, Holtzman nails Ma with an elbow strike while separating. Holtzman keeps Ma against the cage wall as a wild striking exchange breaks out, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Holtzman scores a takedown on Ma and he gets the half guard, Holtzman attacks Ma with ground and pound as the round ends. 

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

In between rounds, the doctor stops the fight because the left eye of Ma is swollen shut and he cannot continue. 

Official Result: Scott Holtzman def. Dong Hyun Ma by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R2)

Trevin Giles vs. Gerald Meerschaert

Round One: The round begins with Meerschaert attacking Giles with some leg kicks, Giles stuns Meerschaert with a right. Giles scores a takedown on Meerschaert and he gets side control, Giles gains the half guard while nailing Meerschaert with a few strikes. Meerschaert sweeps Giles and he gets the full mount while in top control, Meerschaert attacks Giles with ground and pound. Giles sweeps Meerschaert and he regains top control, Giles transitions to back control against Meerschaert. Meerschaert scrambles and Giles gains side control on him, Meerschaert scrambles and eats a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Giles

Round Two: The round begins with Meerschaert attacking Giles with a short left, Meerschaert grabs Giles and he gets him against the cage wall. Meerschaert pulls guard and he drags Giles to the ground, Giles attacks Meerschaert with some ground and pound. Giles briefly got back control on Meerschaert while landing some strikes, Giles then gets the full mount and back control again on Meerschaert. Meerschaert sweeps Giles and he now has top positioning, Meerschaert attacks Giles with some ground and pound. Meerschaert keeps top control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Meerschaert attacking Giles with a kick to the midsection, Giles and Meerschaert exchange a few high kicks. Meerschaert goes for the takedown and Giles controls his head when they hit the ground, Meerschaert catches Giles in a guillotine choke during a scramble and Giles goes out cold.

Official Result: Gerald Meerschaert def. Trevin Giles by submission via guillotine choke (1:49, R3)

Joaquim Silva vs. Nasrat Haqparast

Round One: The round begins with Silva attempting a flying knee strike against Haqparast, Silva starts attacking Haqparast with some leg kicks. Silva goes for a few high kicks and Haqparast blocks them, Haqparast charges at Silva while swinging away at him. Haqparast goes for his own high kick and Silva blocks it, Silva and Haqparast exchange kicks to the midsection. Haqparast starts popping Silva with some lefts, Haqparast cracks a kicking Silva with a counter left. Haqparast cracks a kicking Silva with a two punch combination, Silva swings at Haqparast as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Silva

Round Two: The round begins with Silva attempting a high kick before eating a left, Haqparast drops Silva with a left and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Nasrat Haqparast def. Joaquim Silva by KO via strikes (0:36, R2)

Jim Miller vs. Clay Guida

Round One: The round begins with Miller attacking Guida with some leg kicks, Guida rocks a swinging Miller with a counter right. Miller responds by landing a counter left on a swinging Guida, Miller locks Guida in a guillotine choke and Guida goes out cold.

Official Result: Jim Miller def. Clay Guida by submission via guillotine choke (0:58, R1)

#2 Colby Covington vs. #11 Robbie Lawler

Round One: The round begins with Covington attacking Lawler with a superman punch, Covington and Lawler attack each other with combinations. Covington starts hunting for takedowns against Lawler, Covington gets Lawler against the cage wall while looking for the takedown. Covington scores a takedown on Lawler and he gets him in the seated position, Lawler gets up and he nails Covington with an elbow strike. Covington keeps dragging Lawler to the ground and Lawler keeps getting up, Covington drags Lawler back to the ground and he gets back control. Covington peppers Lawler with a few short range strikes, Lawler scrambles at the right time and Covington follows suit. Covington scores another takedown on Lawler and he gets back control, Lawler scrambles to his feet and Covington swings at him as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Covington

Round Two: The round begins with Covington attacking Lawler with a variety of kicks, Covington lands a two punch combination before scoring a takedown on Lawler. Lawler gets up and Covington gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Lawler lands some leg kicks. Covington scores another takedown on Lawler and he gets him in a seated position, Lawler gets back up and Covington holds him against the cage wall. Covington swings away at Lawler as they separate, Covington scores another takedown after nailing Lawler with another combination. Lawler gets up again and Covington gets him against the cage wall again, Covington attacks Lawler with a high kick and it gets blocked. Covington continues attacking Lawler with combinations, Covington cracks Lawler with a kick to the midsection. Covington swings away at Lawler as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Covington attacking Lawler with some leg kicks, Covington scores a takedown on Lawler and Lawler gets right back up. Covington drags Lawler back to the ground and Lawler gets back up, the fighters separate and a striking exchange breaks out. Covington then cracks Lawler with a straight left before getting him against the cage wall, the fighters clinch and exchange some strikes. Lawler cracks Covington with a left uppercut before separating, Covington goes for a flying knee strike before getting Lawler against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Lawler stuns a swinging Covington with a counter right, Covington backs Lawler into the cage wall while throwing combinations. Covington nails Lawler with a kick to the midsection as the round ends. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Covington (Overall Score: 30-27 for Covington)

Round Four: The round begins with Covington immediately swinging away at Lawler, Lawler pops a swinging Covington with a few counter strikes. Covington swings away at Lawler before getting him up against the cage wall, Lawler nails Covington with an uppercut as they separate. Covington charges forward and continues swinging away at Lawler, Covington lands non-stop combinations against Lawler. Covington scores a takedown on Lawler and Lawler gets right back up, Covington grabs Lawler and gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Covington nails Lawler with another combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Covington (Overall Score: 40-36 for Covington)

Round Five: The round begins with Covington immediately swinging away at Lawler, Covington backs Lawler into the cage wall while swinging away at him. Covington looks for a takedown and Lawler separates from him, Covington attacks a swinging Lawler with knee strikes to the face. Lawler starts swinging back at Covington while coming forward, Covington swings away at Lawler while eating a counter left uppercut, Lawler charges forward and he swings wildly at Covington. Covington goes for a jumping roundhouse kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Covington (Final Score: 50-45 for Covington)

Official Result: #2 Colby Covington def. #11 Robbie Lawler by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 50-45)

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