UFC Fight Night Ottawa Results: Al Iaquinta vs. Donald Cerrone Headlines A Card Full Of Decisions

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Main Card (8pm EST., ESPN+)

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#8 Donald Cerrone def. #4 Al Iaquinta by unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-46)

#9 Derek Brunson def. #13 Elias Theodorou by unanimous decsion (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Shane Burgos def. #10 Cub Swanson by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)

Merab Dvalishvili def. Brad Katona by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#9 Walt Harris def. Sergey Spivac by TKO via strikes (0:50, R1)

Andrew Sanchez def. Marc-Andre Barriault by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (5pm EST., ESPN+)

#14 Macy Chiasson def. Sarah Moras by TKO via strikes (2:22, R2)

Vince Morales def. Aiemann Zahabi by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Nordine Taleb def. Kyle Prepolec by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Matt Sayles def. Kyle Nelson by submission via arm triangle choke (3:16, R3)

Arjan Singh Bhullar def. Juan Adams by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Cole Smith def. Mitch Gagnon by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)


Cole Smith vs. Mitch Gagnon

Round One: The round begins with Smith attacking Gagnon with a few kicks, Gagnon grabs Smith and he gets him against the cage wall.  Smith looks for a standing kimura and Gagnon escapes to keep him against the cage wall, Gagnon attacks Smith with knee strikes to the thighs. Smith scores a takedown on Gagnon and Gagnon gets right back up, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Smith starts attacking Gagnon with some leg kicks, Smith keeps the distance by attempting multiple kicks against Gagnon. Gagnon cracks Smith with a two punch combination, Smith clinches with Gagnon after landing a knee strike to the midsection. Gagnon and Smith exchange elbow strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Smith

Round Two: The round begins with Gagnon attacking Smith with some leg kicks, a backing Smith throws a bunch of kick against Gagnon. Gagnon and Smith have a brief striking exchange, Gagnon looks for the counter strikes against a kicking Smith. Gagnon gets Smith against the cage wall while swinging away at him, Smith scores a takedown on Gagnon and he gets back control. Smith goes for a neck crank and Gagnon escapes, Gagnon sweeps Smith and gets top position as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Gagnon charging at Smith while swinging away at him, Smith starts attacking Gagnon with some leg kicks. Gagnon starts taking some wild swings against Smith, Gagnon drops Smith with a combination and he gets full mount on the ground. Gagnon rolls for an arm bar and Smith escapes to get back to his feet, Gagnon goes for a guillotine choke and Smith escapes to get top position on the ground. Smith transitions to back control against Gagnon while landing a few strikes, Smith rolls for a rear naked choke and Gagnon escapes. Smith keeps back position as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Cole Smith def. Mitch Gagnon by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Arjan Singh Bhullar vs. Juan Adams

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Adams connects with a right hook against Bhullar. Adams then nails Bhullar with a multiple punch combination, Adams backs Bhullar into the cage wall while swinging away at him. Bhullar nails Adams with a few counter strikes of his own, Adams lands a few knee strikes while in the clinch. Bhullar then nails Adams with a knee strike to the midsection, Bhullar then cracks Adams with an overhand right. Bhullar eats a knee strike after nailing Adams with a two punch combination, Adams charges at Bhullar while swinging away at him. Bhullar gets Adams against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Adams

Round Two: The round begins with Adams stunning Bhullar with a multiple punch combination, Adams nails Bhullar with a left to the midsection. Bhullar recovers and he nails Adams with a knee strike to the midsection, Bhullar also cracks Adams with a few uppercuts. Bhullar scores a takedown on Adams and he gets the half guard, Bhullar starts attacking Adams with ground and pound. Adams scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Adams gets Bhullar against the cage wall while swinging away at him. The fighters separate and Adams attacks Bhullar with a combination, Bhullar grabs Adams and he gets him against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters having a wild striking exchange, Adams comes forward and he swings away at Bhullar. Bhullar grabs Adams and gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Adams cracks Bhullar with another combination. Bhullar grabs Adams again and briefly gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Adams swings away at Bhullar. Bhullar again gets Adams against the cage wall and they separate after swings at each other, Bhullar scores a takedown on Adams and he gets the half guard. Bhullar attacks Adams with ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Arjan Singh Bhullar def. Juan Adams by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Kyle Nelson vs. Matt Sayles

Round One: The round begins with the fighters attacking each other with jabs, Nelson nails a backing Sayles with a right. Sayles recovers and nails Nelson with a right to the midsection, Nelson then hits Sayles with an overhand right. Sayles also starts attacking Nelson with some leg kicks, Nelson cracks Sayles with another right to the head. Sayles and Nelson exchange some combinations, Sayles drops Nelson and pounces on him with more strikes while gaining top position on the ground. Nelson rolls for a toe hold and he transitions to a heel hook, Sayles gets free and the full mount as well while landing more strikes. Sayles transitions to back control and then back to full mount on Nelson while landing more strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sayles

Round Two: The round begins with Sayles attacking Nelson with some leg kicks, Nelson starts hunting for takedowns against Sayles. Nelson scores a takedown on Sayles and Sayles gets right back up, Nelson catches Sayles in a guillotine choke and Sayles gets free. Nelson scores another takedown on Sayles after landing a left, Nelson transitions to back control against Sayles. Nelson rolls for a rear naked choke and Sayles escapes multiple attempts, Nelson maintains back control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Nelson attempting a high kick against Sayles, Nelson also cracks Sayles with a right hook. Nelson goes for a takedown and Sayles gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Nelson attacks Sayles with a few kicks. Sayles comes forward and he attacks Nelson with an overhand right, Sayles attempts a spinning elbow strike against Nelson. Sayles nails Nelson with a two punch combination, Nelson grabs Sayles and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Nelson nails Sayles with a kick to the midsection, Nelson goes for a takedown and Sayles winds up getting full mount on the ground. Sayles goes for an arm triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Matt Sayles def. Kyle Nelson by submission via arm triangle choke (3:16, R3)

Nordine Taleb vs. Kyle Prepolec

Round One: The round begins with Taleb attacking Prepolec with a few kicks, Taleb starts landing some leg kicks against Prepolec. Taleb then pops a swinging Prepolec with a straight right, Taleb attacks Prepolec with a high kick to the face. Prepolec and Taleb exchange some front kick attempts, Taleb continues lighting up Prepolec with a variety of kicks. Prepolec charges forward while swinging wildly against Taleb, Prepolec then pops Taleb with a left uppercut. Taleb pops a swinging Prepolec with a counter left, Prepolec goes for a spinning back fist as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Taleb

Round Two: The round begins with Taleb attacking Prepolec with some leg kicks, Taleb cracks a swinging Prepolec with a counter right. Taleb nails Prepolec with a body kick followed by a right, Prepolec then cracks Taleb with a two punch combination. Taleb continuously goes for high kicks against Prepolec. Taleb nails a swinging Prepolec with a two punch combination, Taleb accidentally pokes Prepolec in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Taleb kicks away at Prepolec, Prepolec backs up Taleb before attempting a flying knee strike. Taleb nails Prepolec with a short right as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Taleb attempting a high kick against Prepolec, Prepolec and Taleb stay close while swinging away at each other. Prepolec pops Taleb with a step in right, Taleb goes right back to attacking Prepolec with some leg kicks. Prepolec catches a backing Taleb with a short left hook, Taleb responds by continuously attacking Prepolec with kicks. Taleb kicks a leaping Prepolec right in the midsection, Prepolec barely connects with a spinning elbow strike against Taleb. Taleb rocks Prepolec with a leg kick as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Nordine Taleb def. Kyle Prepolec by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Aiemann Zahabi vs. Vince Morales

Round One: The round begins with Zahabi attacking Morales with a high kick, Zahabi then kicks Morales in the midsection. Zahabi comes forward and he attacks Morales with a two punch combination, Morales responds by nailing Zahabi with a right. Zahabi pops Morales with a right followed by a kick to the midsection, Morales comes forward and he swings away at Zahabi. Zahabi and Morales exchange body kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Zahabi

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Morales hits a tripping Zahabi with a right. Morales follows that up by nailing Zahabi with a three punch combination, Zahabi nails a kicking Morales with a counter left hook. Morales then nails a backing Zahabi with a right uppercut, Morales charges forward while swinging away at Zahabi. Zahabi scores a takedown on Morales and Morales gets back up a short time later, Morales hits Zahabi with a short right as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Morales and Zahabi swinging away at each other, Morales nails a backing Zahabi with a right uppercut. Morales continuously nails Zahabi with combinations, Zahabi starts attacking Morales with some leg kicks. Zahabi starts hunting for takedowns against Morales, Morales follows Zahabi around the cage while swinging away at him. Morales takes some more swings at Zahabi as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Vince Morales def. Aiemann Zahabi by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#14 Macy Chiasson vs. Sarah Moras

Round One: The round begins with Moras immediately scoring a takedown on Chiasson, Moras attacks Chiasson with some ground and pound. Moras transitions to the half guard position against Chiasson, Chiasson eventually gets Moras back in her full guard. Moras regains the half guard while attacking Chiasson with ground and pound, Chiasson gets Moras in her full guard again. Chiasson scrambles and she gets top control against Moras, Chiasson gains half guard and she attacks Moras while a plethora of strikes. Moras rolls for an arm bar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moras

Round Two: The round begins with Moras eating a ton of strikes from Chiasson while going for a takedown, Chiasson winds up getting top position against Moras while on the ground. Chiasson instantly starts attacking Moras with ground and pound, Chiasson advances to the half guard against Moras. Chiasson gains the full mount position against Moras, Chiasson attacks Moras with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #14 Macy Chiasson def. Sarah Moras by TKO via strikes (2:22, R2)

Andrew Sanchez vs. Marc-Andre Barriault

Round One: The round begins with Sanchez attacking Barriault with some leg kicks, Sanchez scores a takedown on Barriault and he gets him in the seated position. Sanchez attacks Barriault with some ground and pound, Barriault scrambles to his feet and Sanchez holds him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Sanchez lands a two punch combination. Barriault attacks a swinging Sanchez with a counter right hook, Sanchez scores a takedown and Barriault gets right back up before landing a combination. Sanchez then nails Barriault in the midsection with a kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sanchez

Round Two: The round begins with Barriault coming forward and swinging away at Sanchez, Barriault and Sanchez exchange kicks to the midsection. Sanchez attacks Barriault with a few knee strikes while in the clinch, Barriault cracks a swinging Sanchez with a counter right. Sanchez nails Barriault with another kick to the midsection, Barriault comes forward and he attacks Sanchez with a combination. Barriault gets Sanchez against the cage wall while landing more strikes, the fighters separate and Sanchez lands a combination. Barriault cracks Sanchez with an uppercut followed by an elbow strike, Barriault attacks Sanchez with uppercuts as well. Barriault rocks a swinging Sanchez with a counter left hook, Barriault follows a swinging Sanchez around the cage while swinging away at him. Barriault attacks Sanchez with a combination as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Sanchez attacking Barriault with some leg kicks, Barriault and Sanchez get into a wild striking exchange. Barriault charges forward while swinging wildly at Sanchez, Sanchez grabs Barriault and gets him against the cage wall. Sanchez scores a takedown on Barriault and he gets the half guard, Barriault scrambles to his feet and Sanchez holds onto him. Sanchez keeps Barriault against the cage wall, Barriault goes for a guillotine choke as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Andrew Sanchez def. Marc-Andre Barriault by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#9 Walt Harris vs. Sergey Spivac

Round One: The round begins with Spivac attacking Harris with some leg kicks, Harris backs Spivac into the cage wall while landing a combination. Harris drops Spivac with a huge combination and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #9 Walt Harris def. Sergey Spivac by TKO via strikes (0:50, R1)

Brad Katona vs. Merab Dvalishvili

Round One: The round begins with Dvalishvili looking for a high kick against Katona, Dvalishvili starts attacking Katona with some leg kicks. Katona starts swinging back at Dvalishvili by throwing a variety of kicks, Katona then cracks Dvalishvili with a straight right. Katona nails a swinging Dvalishvili with a counter overhand right, Dvalishvili responds by nailing Katona with a pair of rights. Dvalishvili then pops a backing Katona with a left hook, Dvalishvili scores a takedown on Katona and he lets him back up. Katona pops Dvalishvili with a left hook before getting him against the cage wall, Dvalishvili scores another takedown on Katona and he gets the half guard. Katona scrambles to get Dvalishvili in his full guard, Dvalishvili attacks Katona with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dvalishvili

Round Two: The round begins with Dvalishvili scoring a takedown on Katona and he gets the open guard, Dvalishvili advances to the half guard against Katona. Katona eats a few shots while getting Dvalishvili back in his full guard, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other, Katona grabs Dvalishvili and gets him against the cage wall. Dvalishvili scores another takedown as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Dvalishvili grabs Katona and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Dvalishvili attacks Katona with a two punch combination, Dvalishvili scores a takedown on Katona and he gets the half guard. Dvalishvili briefly postures up before attacking Katona with ground and pound, Katona scrambles to his feet as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Merab Dvalishvili def. Brad Katona by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#10 Cub Swanson vs. Shane Burgos

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few kicks, Swanson cracks Burgos with a two punch combination. Swanson and Burgos exchange some leg kicks, Burgos nails a swinging Swanson with a counter right uppercut. Burgos nails a swinging Swanson with a few short rights, Burgos also attacks Swanson with a two punch combination. Swanson goes for a high kick and Burgos manages to block it, Swanson nails a swinging Burgos with a counter left hook. Swanson backs up Burgos after landing a few rights, Swanson comes forward and he nails Burgos with an overhand right. Burgos nails Swanson with a left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Burgos

Round Two: The round begins with Swanson attacking Burgos with jabs and leg kicks, Swanson nails Burgos with a two punch combination. Burgos nails a swinging Swanson with a counter right hook, Burgos stays on the outside while picking Swanson apart with strikes. Swanson backs up Burgos by landing a multiple strike combination, Burgos pops an incoming Swanson with a short right uppercut. Swanson and Burgos exchange shots in the center of the Octagon, Swanson comes forward and he nails Burgos with a few rights. Burgos backs Swanson into the cage wall while swinging away at him, Burgos eats a few rights before attempting a head kick against Swanson and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a bunch of strikes, Burgos catches a swinging Swanson with some counter strikes. Swanson charges forward while swinging away at Burgos, Swanson pops a swinging Burgos with a counter right. Swanson follows that up by nailing Burgos with a left hook, Swanson gets Burgos against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. The fighters separate and Swanson swings away at Burgos, Burgos attempts a head kick and Swanson avoids it. Burgos backs up Swanson while swinging away at him, Swanson grabs Burgos and gets him against the cage wall for a short time, Burgos attacks Swanson with a flying knee strike as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Shane Burgos def. #10 Cub Swanson by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)

#9 Derek Brunson vs. #13 Elias Theodorou

Round One: The round begins with Theodorou attacking Brunson with a variety of kicks, the fighters clinch and exchange a few strikes before separating. Theodorou starts attacking Brunson with some leg kicks, Brunson scores a takedown on Theodorou and he quickly gets full mount before gaining bnack control. Theodorou tried getting up and Brunson dragged him back to the ground, Theodorou scrambles to his feet and Brunson gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Theodorou kicks away at Brunson, Theodorou attempts a spinning back fist against Brunson. Brunson comes forward and he nails Theodorou with an uppercut, Theodorou throws another kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Brunson

Round Two: The round begins with Theodorou attacking Brunson with a variety of kicks, Brunson goes for a flying knee strike against Theodorou. Brunson gets Theodorou against the cage wall after landing a few lefts, the fighters separate and Brunson looks for a high kick against Theodorou. Theodorou misses a spinning elbow strike attempt against Brunson, Brunson starts attacking Theodorou with some leg kicks. Brunson attacks Theodorou with a head kick followed by a body kick, Brunson nails a spinning Theodorou with a counter left. Brunson nails Theodorou with a kick to the upper body region, the fighters exchange kicks as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Theodorou kicking Brunson in the midsection, Theodorou also attacks Brunson with some leg kicks. Brunson grabs Theodorou and gets him against the cage wall, Brunson scores a takedown on Theodorou and Theodorou gets right back up. Brunson lands a left before scoring another takedown on Theodorou, Theodorou scrambles to his feet and Brunson gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Theodorou goes for a high kick as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #9 Derek Brunson def. #13 Elias Theodorou by unanimous decsion (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

#4 Al Iaquinta vs. #8 Donald Cerrone

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Iaquinta starts attacking Cerrone with some leg kicks. Iaquinta starts taking some wild swings against Cerrone, Cerrone attacks a ducking Iaquinta with a head kick. Cerrone nails Iaquinta with a kick to the midsection, Cerrone backs up Iaquinta after landing a punching combination. Iaquinta nails a kicking Cerrone with a counter right, Iaquinta charges at Cerrone while swinging away at him. Iaquinta catches Cerrone with a right uppercut to the chin, Iaquinta looks for a takedown as Cerrone nails him with a head kick and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cerrone

Round Two: The round begins with Iaquinta and Cerrone exchanging strike attempts, Iaquinta and Cerrone also exchange some leg kicks. Cerrone starts winning the leg kick battle against Iaquinta, Iaquinta rocks Cerrone by landing multiple combinations. Cerrone backs up Iaquinta while swinging away at him. Iaquinta nails a leaning Cerrone with a left hook to the chin, Iaquinta rocks Cerrone with a follow up combination as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Iaquinta attacking Cerrone with a variety of kicks, Cerrone looks for a few high kicks against Iaquinta. Cerrone nails Iaquinta with a kick to the midsection, Iaquinta comes forward and he nails Cerrone with a right. Cerrone and Iaquinta exchange a plethora of leg kicks, Cerrone rocks Iaquinta with a left hook to the head. Iaquinta recovers and he cracks Cerrone with an overhand right, Cerrone comes forward and he attacks Iaquinta with some kicks. Cerrone drops Iaquinta with a left and he pounces on him with more strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Four: The round begins with Cerrone attacking Iaquinta with leg kicks, Cerrone drops Iaquinta with a front kick to the face. Iaquinta gets back up and Cerrone swings away at him, Cerrone starts peppering Iaquinta with some jabs. Iaquinta cracks a swinging Cerrone with a counter left hook, Cerrone responds by nailing Iaquinta with a few lefts. Cerrone backs up Iaquinta after landing a multiple punch combination, Cerrone continuously looks for high kicks against Iaquinta. Iaquinta looks for a takedown as the round ends.

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

Round Five: The round begins with Cerrone attacking Iaquinta with some leg kicks, Iaquinta then nails Cerromne with an overhand right. Iaquinta comes forward while swinging away against Cerrone, Cerrone goes back to high kick attempts against Iaquinta. Cerrone nails Iaquinta with a front kick to the face followed by a right, Cerrone then nails Iaquinta with a kick to the midsection. Iaquinta recovers and he catches Cerrone with a left, Iaquinta starts hunting for takedowns against Cerrone. Iaquinta cracks Cerrone with a head kick from out of nowhere, Iaquinta and Cerrone have a wild striking exchange in the center of the Octagon. Cerrone trips up Iaquinta and lands a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cerrone (Final Score: 49-46 for Cerrone)

Official Result: #8 Donald Cerrone def. #4 Al Iaquinta by unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-46)

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