UFC Fight Night Sacramento Results: Germaine De Randamie & Aspen Ladd Headline, Plus Urijah Faber Returns!

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Main Card (8pm EST., ESPN+)

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#1 Germaine De Randamie def. #4 Aspen Ladd by KO via punch (0:16, R1)

Urijah Faber def. #15 Ricky Simon by KO via strikes (0:46, R1)

#9 Josh Emmett def. #12 Mirsad Bektic by TKO via strikes (4:25, R1)

Karl Roberson def. Wellington Turman by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Marvin Vettori def. Cezar Ferreira by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (5pm EST., ESPN+)

John Allan def. Mike Rodriguez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Andre Fili def. Sheymon Moraes by KO via strikes (3:07, R1)

Juliana Pena def. Nicco Montano by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Ryan Hall def. #15 Darren Elkins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Jonathan Martinez def. Liu Pingyuan by KO via knee strike (3:54, R3)

Brianna Van Buren def. #10 Livianha Souza by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Benito Lopez def. Vince Morales by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Benito Lopez vs. Vince Morales

Round One: The round begins with Lopez attacking Morales with a high kick, Lopez also starts attacking Morales with some leg kicks. Lopez also nails Morales with a few kicks to the midsection, Morales tries attacking Lopez with punching combinations. Lopez continues assaulting the legs of Morales with kicks, Lopez hits Morales with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Morales drops Lopez with a right and he gets top position on the ground, Morales pounces on a downed Lopez with more strikes. Morales gets up and he allows Lopez to stand as well, Morales attacks Lopez with some leg kicks of his own. Lopez goes for a flying knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lopez

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Lopez goes back to attacking Morales with leg kicks. Morales backs up Lopez while taking some swings at him, Morales barely cracks Lopez with an overhand right. Morales charges at Lopez while swinging away at him, Morales lands leg kicks of his own against Lopez. Morales stuns a moving Lopez with a right hook, the fighters take a few swings at each other 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 attacking Lopez with some leg kicks, Morales backs up Lopez after landing a combination. Lopez tries keeping the distance by kicking away at Morales, Lopez starts attacking Morales with some leg kicks. Morales stuns Lopez by landing a multiple punch combination, Morales then nails Lopez with a six punch combination. Morales then cracks a kicking Lopez with a right hook, Morales nails a kicking Lopez with a counter strike combination. Lopez then cracks an incoming Morales with a push kick to the midsection, Morales attacks the midsection of Lopez with a combination. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

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

#10 Livinha Souza vs. Brianna Van Buren

Round One: The round begins with Van Buren attacking Souza with combinations, Van Buren backs Souza into the cage wall after landing a knee strike to the midsection. Van Buren grabs Souza and keeps her against the cage wall, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. Souza nails Van Buren with a left as they separated, Van Buren attacks Souza with some high kicks. Van Buren nails Souza with a right followed by an elbow strike, Van Buren grabs Souza and gets her back against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Van Buren attacks Souza with a three strike combination, Van Buren trips up a kicking Souza and she lets her back up. Souza then nails Van Buren with a kick to the midsection, Souza scores a takedown on Van Buren and she gets the full guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Van Buren

Round Two: The round begins with Souza attacking Van Buren with some leg kicks, Van Buren responds by landing leg kicks of her own. Van Buren catches a kicking Souza’s leg and she attacks her with a few strikes, Van Buren backs up Souza while swinging away at her. Van Buren nails an incoming Souza with a left to the midsection, Van Buren cracks Souza with a huge combination on the cage wall. Souza recovers and cracks Van Buren with a few short rights, Van Buren backs Souza into the cage wall again while landing another combination. Souza takes a few swings at Van Buren to keep her at a distance, Van Buren attacks Souza with a high kick. Souza goes for a flying knee strike as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Souza going for a jumping front kick against Van Buren, Souza cracks Van Buren with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Van Buren starts attacking Souza with some leg kicks, Van Buren goes for some high kicks against Souza. Souza scores a takedown on Van Buren and Van Buren gets back up after a scramble, Van Buren grabs Souza and gets her against the cage wall. Van Buren scores a takedown on Souza and she gets the full guard, Van Buren gains the half guard while nailing Souza with a few strikes. Souza scrambles to her feet and Van Buren gets her back against the cage wall, Van Buren gets free and she nails Souza with a combination. Souza barely misses a roundhouse kick to the head of Van Buren, the fighters have a striking exchange in the center of the Octagon. Van Buren scores another takedown on Souza and she gets the half guard, Souza rolls for an arm bar as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Brianna Van Buren def. #10 Livianha Souza by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Liu Pingyuan vs. Jonathan Martinez

Round One: The round begins with Martinez attacking Pingyuan with some leg kicks, Pingyuan steps forward and takes a few swings at Martinez. Pingyuan and Martinez exchange some high kicks, Martinez nails a swinging Pingyuan with a counter left hook. Pingyuan starts attacking Martinez with some leg kicks of his own, the fighters stay at range and jab away at each other. Martinez attacks Pingyuan with a knee strike before eating a body kick, Pingyuan rocks Martinez with a multiple punch combination followed by knee strikes. Martinez attacks Pingyuan with a flying knee strike, Martinez lands a follow up flying knee strike on Pingyuan. The fighters have a striking exchange as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pingyuan

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Martinez hits Pingyuan with a kick to the midsection. Pingyuan charges at Martinez while taking a few swings at him, Martinez attacks Pingyuan with some high kicks. Martinez backs Pingyuan up while attempting a flying knee strike and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Pingyuan charges at Martinez while landing a three strike combination. Pingyuan starts attacking Martinez with some leg kicks, Pingyuan looks for a high kick against Martinez and Martinez looks for one in return. Pingyuan then hits Martinez with a short right to the midsection, Pingyuan backs up Martinez after throwing a straight right. Martinez destroys Pingyuan with a knee strike to the head and Pingyuan goes out cold.

Official Result: Jonathan Martinez def. Liu Pingyuan by KO via knee strike (3:54, R3)

#15 Darren Elkins vs. Ryan Hall

Round One: The round begins with Elkins coming forward and taking a few swings at Hall, Hall falls to his back and Elkins kicks at his legs before Hall stands back up. Hall continues falling to his back and he nails Elkins with an up kick, Hall attacks Elkins with a variety of high kicks while still going to his back afterwards. Hall then nails Elkins with a kick to the midsection, Hall attacks Elkins with a few spinning back fists and spinning back kicks. Hall drops Elkins with a spinning back kick to the head, Hall then catches Elkins in a guillotine choke. Elkins escapes the choke and gets back to his feet, Hall drills Elkins with another spinning head kick that lands. Hall drags Elkins to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Hall

Round Two: The round begins with Hall attacking Elkins with various high kicks, Hall gets Elkins to the ground and Elkins gets back up before landing a right. Hall goes to his back and Elkins cracks him with a right before letting him back up, Hall briefly drops Elkins with a left. Hall goes to his back again and Elkins swings away at him, Hall stuns Elkins again by landing a straight left. Elkins attacks the midsection of Hall with a left followed by a kick, Hall goes to his back momentarily and Elkins kicks at his legs. Hall goes to his back again and Elkins nearly lands a knee strike, Hall drops Elkins again with a combination and Elkins pops back up after a scramble with Hall and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hall (Overall Score: 20-17 for Hall)

Round Three: The round begins with Elkins taking a few swings at Hall, Hall goes to his back and Elkins kicks his legs. Hall still goes for the spinning strikes against a charging Elkins, Elkins backs up Hall before kicking him in the midsection. Hall barely lands a spinning head kick on an incoming Elkins, Elkins continues charging forward and swinging away at Hall. Elkins backs up Hall before kicking him in the midsection, Hall responds by landing his own kick to the midsection of Elkins. Elkins swings away at Hall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ryan Hall def. #15 Darren Elkins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Juliana Pena vs. Nicco Montano

Round One: The round begins with Montano attacking Pena with some leg kicks, Pena looks for the counter strike on a kicking Montano. The fighters clinch and exchange some knee strikes, Montano backs Pena into the cage wall while landing a few strikes. The fighters briefly separate and swing away at each other, Montano scores a takedown on Pena and she gets side control. Pena scrambles and she gets Montano in her half guard before getting her in the full guard, Montano transitions back to the half guard against Pena. Pena scrambles and she almost catches Montano in an arm bar, Montano attacks Pena with some ground and pound while on the ground. Pena scrambles to her feet with Montano holding onto her, Montano grabs Pena and gets her against the cage wall. Montano drags Pena back to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Montano

Round Two: The round begins with Montano nailing Pena with a side kick to the midsection, Pena comes forward and she takes a few swings at Montano. Montano and Pena exchange some leg kicks, Montano grabs Pena and gets her up against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, Montano scores a takedown on Pena ans she gets the half guard. Montano postures up and Pena scrambles to her feet a few moments later, Pena grabs the head of Montano and she drags her to the ground. Pena gets side control while attacking Montano with some elbow strikes, Montano gets Pena in her half guard while eating more strikes. Pena lands more strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Montano nailing Pena with a kick to the midsection, Pena comes forward and takes some swings at Montano. Montano and Pena exchange some high kicks, Pena scores a takedown on Montano and she gets the half guard. Pena attacks Montano with some ground and pound, Montano scrambles to her feet and she gets Pena against the cage wall. Pena goes for a takedown and Montano finds a way to get top position on the ground, Pena scrambles to her feet and she separates from Montano. Pena comes forward and she has exchanges with Montano, Pena cracks Montano with some lefts to the face. Montano scores a takedown on Pena as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Juliana Pena def. Nicco Montano by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Andre Fili vs. Sheymon Moraes

Round One: The round begins with Fili attacking Moraes with some jabs, Moraes starts attacking Fili with some leg kicks. Fili starts attacking Moraes with some leg kicks of his own, Moraes comes forward and he nails Fili with a left hook followed by a body kick. Fili pops a swinging Moraes with a counter left, Moraes comes forward and he nails Fili with a right. Moraes then cracks a backing Fili with a right to the midsection, Fili rocks a kicking Moraes with a head kick. Fili drops a swinging Moraes with a counter right and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Andre Fili def. Sheymon Moraes by KO via strikes (3:07, R1)

Mike Rodriguez vs. John Allan

Round One: The round begins with Rodriguez attacking Allan with some front kicks, Allan starts nailing Rodriguez with some leg kicks. Rodriguez lands some leg kicks of his own against Allan, Rodriguez pops a swinging Allan with a straight left. Rodriguez and Allan get into a striking exchange near the cage wall, Rodriguez eats a few shots to nail Allan with a four strike combination. Allan scores a takedown on Rodriguez and he gets side control, Allan transitions to the half guard on Rodriguez. Allan gets Rodriguez in a standing guillotine choke and Rodriguez escapes, Rodriguez uses push kicks to keep Allan at a distance. Allan cracks a swinging Rodriguez with a counter right hook, Rodriguez accidentally kicks Allan low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the bell sounding to end the round.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Allan

Round Two: The round begins with Rodriguez attacking Allan with some leg kicks, Rodriguez and Allan exchange some combinations. Rodriguez starts using some kicks to keep Allan at a distance, Rodriguez backs Allan up while rocking him with a punching combination. Allan scores a takedown on Rodriguez and he gets him in the seated position, Rodriguez wall walks to his feet and Allan nails him with multiple knee strikes. Allan goes for another takedown and Rodriguez scrambles to get top position, Rodriguez attacks Allan with some ground and pound. Allan attacks Rodriguez with elbow strikes while on his back, Allan rolls for an arm bar and Rodriguez escapes to get the fight standing again. Allan catches Rodriguez in a guillotine choke and Rodriguez escapes to get top position as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Rodriguez attacking Allan with a two punch combination, Rodriguez accidentally nails Allan low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Rodriguez attacking Allan with a few kicks, Rodriguez and Allan get into a brief striking exchange. Rodriguez starts landing some leg kicks against Allan, Allan backs up Rodriguez after throwing a three punch combination. Allan cracks a kicking Rodriguez with a counter right hook, Rodriguez pops Allan with a straight left to the head. Allan scores a takedown on Rodriguez and he gets the half guard, Rodriguez wall walks to his feet and Allan gets him against the cage wall for a short time. Allan backs Rodriguez into the cage wall while landing a combination, Rodriguez attacks the body of Allan with a right. Allan recovers and he assaults Rodriguez with a huge striking combination, Rodriguez attacks Allan with a flying knee strike. Allan scores another takedown on Rodriguez and he gets the half guard, Rodriguez gets Allan in his full guard as the round ends.

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

Official Result: John Allan def. Mike Rodriguez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Marvin Vettori vs. Cezar Ferreira

Round One: The round begins with Ferreira accidentally poking Vettori in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Ferreira attacking Vettori with a right. Ferreira starts attacking Vettori with some leg kicks, Ferreira and Vettori have a brief striking exchange. Vettori charges forward while swinging wildly at Ferreira, Ferreira attacks Vettori with a roundhouse kick that misses. Ferreira comes forward and he pops Vettori with a short left uppercut, Vettori continues going forward and swinging away at Ferreira. Vettori scores a takedown on Ferreira and he gets side control, Vettori quickly gains the full mount against Ferreira. Vettori postures up and he swings away at Ferreira, Vettori eventually settles in the full guard of Ferreira. Vettori lands a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vettori

Round Two: The round begins with Vettori rocking a swinging Ferreira with a counter right hook, Vettori comes forward and swings away at Ferreira. Vettor scores a takedown on Ferreira and he gets the full guard, Ferreira scrambles to his feet with Vettori swinging away at him. Ferreira comes forward and he attacks Vettori with a left uppercut, Vettori grabs Ferreira and gets him against the cage wall. Vettori drags Ferreira to the ground and Ferreira gets back up, the fighters separate and Vettori nails a swinging Ferreira with a counter right. Ferreira goes back to attacking Vettori with some leg kicks, Vettori backs up Ferreira while landing a three punch combination. Vettori continues attacking Ferreira with punching combinations, Ferreira goes for the takedown and Vettori gets him against the cage wall, the fighters stay clinched as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Ferreira grabs Vettori and getting him against the cage wall, Vettori breaks free and the fighters have a striking exchange. Vettori cracks a swinging Ferreira with his own punching combination, Ferreira goes back to attacking Vettori with leg kicks. Vettori escapes the grasp of Ferreira before landing a combination, Ferreira slips on a kick attempt and Vettori gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Vettori attacks Ferreira with some leg kicks of his own, Vettori then hits Ferreira with a straight left. Vettori follows that up by nailing Ferreira with a two punch combination, Vettori again cracks an incoming Ferreira with a two punch combo. Vettori then cracks a swinging Ferreira with a counter left, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Marvin Vettori def. Cezar Ferreira by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Karl Roberson vs. Wellington Turman

Round One: The round begins with Roberson attacking Turman with a few lefts, Roberson and Turman get into some wild striking exchanges. Roberson starts attacking Turman with some leg kicks, Turman gets Roberson against the cage wall after eating a knee strike. Turman scores a takedown on Roberson and he gets side control, Roberson scrambles and Turman gets back control on him. Roberson scrambles at the right time to get top position against Turman, Turman rolls for an arm bar and Roberson slams his way free. Roberson attacks Turman with some ground and pound, Turman tries rolling for submissions while on his back. Roberson advances to the half guard position against Turman and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Roberson

Round Two: The round begins with Roberson coming forward and swinging away at Turman, Turman uses a few kicks to keep Roberson at a distance. Roberson then attacks Turman with a flying knee strike, Turman grabs Roberson and the two clinch along the cage wall. The fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch, Turman drags Roberson to the ground and Roberson gets right back up. Turman scores another takedown onRoberson and he gets the half guard, Turman advances to back control against Roberson. Roberson spins at the right time to get top control on Turman, Roberson attacks Turman with a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Roberson nailing Turman with a front kick to the midsection, Turman also nails Roberson with a spin kick to the midsection. Roberson grabs Turman and gets him against the cage wall, Turman drags Roberson to the ground and he gets back control. Turman transitions to the full mount against Roberson, Turman attacks Roberson with some ground and pound. Turman returns to back control and he catches Roberson in a rear naked choke, Roberson scrambles to escape the choke and Turman regains full mount. Turman regains back control on Roberson while landing a few strikes, Roberson spins at the right time to gain top control on Turman. Roberson postures up to attack Turman with ground and pound, Roberson kicks the legs of Turman as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Karl Roberson def. Wellington Turman by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#9 Josh Emmett vs. #12 Mirsad Bektic

Round One: The round begins with Bektic taking a few swings at Emmett, Bektic and Emmett have a few striking exchanges. Bektic starts attacking Emmett with some jabs, Emmett starts going after Bektic while landing leg kicks. Emmett barely connects with a counter right against a swinging Bektic, Bektic looks for a high kick and Emmett blocks it. Emmett and Bektic continue swinging wildly at each other, Emmett drops Bektic and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #9 Josh Emmett def. #12 Mirsad Bektic by TKO via strikes (4:25, R1)

#15 Ricky Simon vs. Urijah Faber

Round One: The round begins with Simon attacking Faber with a left hook, Simon goes for a flying knee strike against Faber. Simon starts attacking Faber with some leg kicks, Faber drops Simon with a right hook and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Urijah Faber def. #15 Ricky Simon by KO via strikes (0:46, R1)

#1 Germaine De Randamie vs. #4 Aspen Ladd

Round One: The round begins with De Randamie peppering Ladd with some jabs, De Randamie drops Ladd with a straight right and the referee immediately jumps in.

Official Result: #1 Germaine De Randamie def. #4 Aspen Ladd by KO via punch (0:16, R1)

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