UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo 2018 Results: Thiago Santos & Eryk Anders Headline, Charles Oliveira Breaks Recird

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Main Card (10:30pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

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#12 (MW) Thiago Santos def. Eryk Anders by TKO via fighter retirement (5:00, R3)

#14 Alex Oliveira def. Carlo Pedersoli Jr. by KO via strikes (0:39, R1)

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. #15 Sam Alvey by KO via strikes (1:00, R2)

Andre Ewell def. Renan Barao by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#13 Randa Markos fought Marina Rodriguez to a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)

Preliminary Card (8:30pm EST., Fox Sports 2)

Charles Oliveira def. Christos Giagos by submission via rear naked choke (3:22, R2)

Francisco Trinaldo def. Evan Dunham by KO via knee strike (4:10, R2)

Ryan Spann def. Luis Henrique by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Augusto Sakai def. Chase Sherman by TKO via strikes (4:03, R3)

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

Livinha Souza def. Alex Chambers by submission via guillotine choke (1:21, R1)

#15 Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos def. Luigi Vendramini by KO via flying knee strike (1:20, R2)

Thales Leites def. Hector Lombard by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Sergio Moraes def. Ben Saunders by submission via arm triangle choke (4:42, R2)

Mayra Bueno Silva def. Gillian Robertson by submission via arm bar (4:55, R1)


Livinha Souza vs. Alex Chambers

Round One: The round begins with Souza attacking Chambers with some leg kicks before landing a right, Souza backs Chambers into the cage wall while landing a combination. Souza scores a takedown on Chambers and she gets the half guard, Souza gains the full mount and she applies the guillotine choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Livinha Souza def. Alex Chambers by submission via guillotine choke (1:21, R1)

#15 Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos vs. Luigi Vendramini

Round One: The round begins with Vendramini looking for a takedown and Dos Santos catches him in a Peruvian neck tie, Vendramini scrambles to his feet and he gets Dos Santos against the cage wall. Vendramini jumps on the back of a standing Dos Santos, Vendramini goes for the rear naked choke and Dos Santos defends it while falling to the ground. Dos Santos again gets up with Vendramini staying on his back, Dos Santos shakes Vendramini off his back and both fighters are standing. Dos Santos backs up Vendramini while attacking him with a few kicks, Dos Santos catches Vendramini with a kick to the midsection. Dos Santos attacks a kicking Vendramini with a series of rights as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dos Santos

Round Two: The round begins with Vendramini attacking Dos Santos with some leg kicks, Vendramini starts hunting for takedowns against Dos Santos. Dos Santos destroys Vendramini with a flying knee strike and he nails him with a few more strikes as Vendramini goes out cold.

Official Result: #15 Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos def. Luigi Vendramini by KO via flying knee strike (1:20, R2)

Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard

Round One: The round begins with Leites looking for high kicks against Lombard, Lombard starts hitting Leites with some leg kicks. Lombard occasionally charges at Leites while swinging away at him, Leites pops a kicking Lombard with a counter right. The fighters follow each other around the cage while taking some swings at each other, Lombard kicks away at Leites as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lombard

Round Two: The round begins with Lombard nailing a swinging Leites with a counter right, Lombard goes right back to nailing Leites with leg kicks. Leites scores a takedown on a kicking Lombard and Lombard gets right back up, Leites starts hitting Lombard with some leg kicks and a right. Leites comes forward and he attacks Lombard with two punch combinations, Leites and Lombard get into a brief striking exchange near the cage wall. Leites drags Lombard to the ground and Lombard gets top position, Lombard stands back up and gets Leites against the cage wall. Leites attacks Lombard with a few knee strikes before separating, Leites looks for a high kick as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Leites immediately hunting for takedowns against Lombard, Lombard goes right back to nailing Leites with leg kicks. Lombard backs Leites into the cage wall while landing a few strikes, Leites grabs Lombard and he nails him with multiple knee strikes. Leites then kicks Lombard in the midsection, Lombard then nails a swinging Leites with a counter right hook. Leites rocks a swinging Lombard with a straight right, Leites starts hitting Lombard with leg kicks of his own. Leites starts attacking Lombard with some punching combinations, Lombard grabs Leites and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Leites scores a takedown on Lombard as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Thales Leites def. Hector Lombard by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Gillian Robertson vs. Mayra Bueno Silva

Round One: The round begins with Silva coming forward and taking a few swings at Robertson, Robertson gets Silva against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Robertson scores a takedown on a swinging Silva and she gets the half guard, Robertson starts attacking Silva with some ground and pound. Robertson transitions to the side control position against Silva, Silva scrambles to her feet and she nails Robertson with a right. Silva nails Robertson with a spinning heel kick to the midsection, Silva follows Robertson around the cage while landing rights. Silva scores a takedown on Robertson and Robertson trips her up with a heel hook attempt, Robertson winds up getting top position a short time later. Robertson goes back to attacking Silva with ground and pound, Silva rolls for an arm bar from out of nowhere and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Mayra Bueno Silva def. Gillian Robertson by submission via arm bar (4:55, R1)

Ben Saunders vs. Sergio Moraes

Round One: The round begins with Moraes swinging wildly at Saunders before scoring a takedown, Moraes gains half guard against Saunders. Saunders hits Moraes with a few strikes while on his back, Moraes transitions to the full mount against Saunders. Saunders rolls for an arm bar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moraes

Round Two: The round begins with Moraes scoring a takedown on a kicking Saunders, Saunders eventually traps Moraes in his full guard. Moraes transitions to the half guard against Saunders before gaining full mount, Moraes locks in an arm triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Sergio Moraes def. Ben Saunders by submission via arm triangle choke (4:42, R2)

Chase Sherman vs. Augusto Sakai

Round One: The round begins with Sherman taking a few swings at Sakai, Sherman nails Sakai with a kick to the midsection. Sherman and Sakai also exchange some leg kicks, Sakai cracks Sherman with a right hook to the head. Sherman nails a swinging Sakai with a three punch combination, Sherman then nails a swinging Sakai with a kick to the midsection. Sakai lands a few strikes during a wild striking exchange with Sherman, Sherman backs up Sakai with a lead left hook to the head. Sherman eats a right hook from Sakai after landing an overhand right, Sherman then pops an incoming Sakai with a right. Sherman hits Sakai with a combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sherman

Round Two: The round begins with Sherman and Sakai exchanging some front kicks, Sherman accidentally pokes Sakai in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Sherman taking a few swings at Sakai, Sherman then hits a swinging Sakai with a counter strike combination. Sherman and Sakai both attack each other with overhand rights, Sherman grabs Sakai and he gets him against the cage wall. Sakai nails Sherman with a knee strike as they separated, Sakai tries attacking Sherman with combinations. Sherman backs up Sakai while landing a right hook, Sherman gets Sakai against the cage wall after eating a punching combination. The fighters separate and Sakai nails Sherman with a two punch combination, Sherman again gets Sakai against the cage wall after eating more rights. The fighters separate and Sakai nails Sherman with a knee strike, Sherman starts going for front kicks against Sakai. Sakai lands a few more rights as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Sherman trying to pick Sakai apart from the outside, Sakai responds by nailing Sherman with a right. Sakai nails a swinging Sherman with a combination of his own, Sherman hits Sakai with a knee strike to the midsection. Sakai rocks Sherman with a huge punching combination, Sakai gets Sherman against the cage wall while swinging away at him. The fighters separate and Sherman gets Sakai against the cage wall, Sherman lands a left as the fighters separate. Sherman and Sakai exchange some knee strikes to the midsection, Sakai destroys Sherman with a plethora of knee strikes to the head and body. Sakai scores a takedown on Sherman and he lands elbow strikes while in side control, Sakai attacks Sherman with more ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Augusto Sakai def. Chase Sherman by TKO via strikes (4:03, R3)

Ryan Spann vs. Luis Henrique

Round One: The round begins with Henrique attacking Spann with some leg kicks, Spann charges at Henrique while throwing a few strikes. Spann continues attacking Henrique with two punch combinations, Henrique continuously hunts for takedowns against Spann. Spann uses the jab to keep Henrique at bay, Henrique scores a takedown on Spanna nd he gets the half guard. Spann scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Spann goes for a jump guillotine choke and Henrique and Henrique falls to the ground before getting free. Henrique gets up and he gets Spann against the cage wall for a short time, Henrique then hits Spann with a two punch combination. Spann recovers and hits a kicking Henrique with a straight right, Spann grabs Henrique and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Henrique tries overhand rights against Spann, Henrique scores another takedown on Spann as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Spann

Round Two: The round begins with Spann keeping Henrique at a distance by landing some jabs, Spann grabs Henrique and he gets him against the cage wall. Spann and Henrique exchange knee strikes before separating, Henrique eats an uppercut before Spann scores a takedown on him. Henrique scrambles to his feet before scoring a takedown on Spann, Henrique starts attacking Spann with some ground and pound. Henrique scrambles and he catches Spann in a guillotine choke, Spann spins to get top position and he goes for the Von Flue choke. Spann transitions to an anaconda choke before getting full mount on Henrique, Spann attacks Henrique with some strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Henrique scoring a takedown on Spann and he gets the half guard, Henrique starts attacking Spann with some ground and pound. Spann eats more strikes while getting Henrique in his full guard, Henrique transitions to back control against Spann. Spann scrambles at the right time to get top position against Henrique, Spann transitions to the side control position against Henrique. Henrique tries scrambling and Spann gets the half guard against him, Spann starts attacking Henrique with a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ryan Spann def. Luis Henrique by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Evan Dunham vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Round One: The round begins with Dunham attempting a few high kicks against Trinaldo, Trinaldo nails a kicking Dunham with a punching combination. Trinaldo nails an incoming Dunham with a two punch combination, Dunham starts hunting for the takedown against Trinaldo. Trinaldo attacks Dunham with a left followed by a spin kick, Trinaldo again hits Dunham with a left. Dunham eats a left and cracking Trinaldo with a right hook, Dunham drops a kicking Trinaldo with a left. Trinaldo scrambles to his feet and Dunham drops him again with an uppercut, Trinaldo scrambles again to get top position on the ground. Dunham gets back up and he gets Trinaldo against the cage wall, Trinaldo nails Dunham with a head kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Trinaldo

Round Two: The round begins with Trinaldo attacking Dunham with a left, Dunham swings wildly at Trinaldo before eating another left. Trinaldo again cracks a kicking Dunham with a counter left, Trinaldo pulls Dunham to the ground while applying the d’arce choke. Dunham scrambles to his feet and Trinaldo nails him with a knee strike, Dunham then hits Trinaldo with a left. Trinaldo responds by attacking Dunham with a pair of lefts to the head and body, Trinaldo rocks Dunham with another left. Trinaldo destroys Dunham with a knee strike to the midsection and the referee immediately jumps in.

Official Result: Francisco Trinaldo def. Evan Dunham by KO via knee strike (4:10, R2)

Charles Oliveira vs. Christos Giagos

Round One: The round begins with Oliveira attacking Giagos with some leg kicks, Giagos stays on the outside while taking some swings at Oliveira. Giagos then hits a swinging Oliveira with a counter right hook, Oliveira attempts a jumping spinning back kick against Giagos. Oliveira grabs Giagos and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Giagos nails Oliveira with a right to the midsection. Oliveira goes for a flying knee strike and Giagos counters with punches, Oliveira scores a takedown on Giagos and he gets the open guard. Oliveira transitions to the full mount against Giagos, Giagos scrambles to get the fight standing again. Oliveira attempts a jumping front kick against Giagos, Giagos hits Oliveira with a punching combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Giagos

Round Two: The round begins with Oliveira attempting a spinning back fist against Giagos, Oliveira goes for a flying knee strike before landing a right on Giagos. Giagos responds by attacking Oliveira with some punching combinations, Oliveira grabs Giagos and briefly gets him against the cage wall. Oliveira again attacks Giagos with a spinning back fist and Giagos blocks it, Oliveira gets Giagos against the cage wall for a moment after another flying knee strike attempt. Oliveira scores a takedown on Giagos and he gets the half guard, Oliveira gets back control against Giagos. Oliveira locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Charles Oliveira def. Christos Giagos by submission via rear naked choke (3:22, R2)

#13 Randa Markos vs. Marina Rodriguez

Round One: The round begins with Rodriguez and Markos doing battle along the cage wall, Markos scores a takedown on Rodriguez and she gets side control. Markos transitions to the full mount while landing a few strikes, Markos starts attacking Rodriguez with ground and pound. Rodriguez scrambles and she gets Markos in her half guard, Markos regains the full mount and then half guard against Rodriguez. Markos then transitions to the side control position against Rodriguez, Markos attacks Rodriguez with more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Markos

Round Two: The round begins with Rodriguez taking a few swings at Markos, Rodriguez clinches as Markos attacks her with a ton of uppercuts. Rodriguez starts attacking Markos with some leg kicks, Rodriguez hits Markos with a front kick to the midsection. Markos catches an incoming Rodriguez with an overhand right, Markos charges forward and swings away at Rodriguez. Rodriguez also starts attacking Markos with combinations of her own, Markos nails Rodriguez with a right followed by an uppercut. Markos grabs Rodriguez and she gets her against the cage wall for a short time, Markos and Rodriguez get in some striking exchanges. Rodriguez grabs Markos and she nails her with a knee strike, Rodriguez attacks Markos with a striking combination as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Markos quickly getting Rodriguez against the cage wall, Rodriguez scores a takedown on Rodriguez and Rodriguez gets right back up to land a few strikes. Rodriguez then cracks Markos with a front kick to the face followed by a superman punch, Markos gets Rodriguez against the cage wall again for a short time. Markos scores another takedown on Rodriguez and she gets the full guard, Markos transitions to the half guard against Rodriguez. Markos transitions to side control against Rodriguez, Rodriguez scrambles to her feet and both fighters are now standing. Rodriguez comes forward and she swings away at Markos, Rodriguez catches Markos with a few leg kicks. Rodriguez grabs Markos and attacks her with knee strikes, Rodriguez nails Rodriguez with a front kick to the upper body. Rodriguez swings away at Markos as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #13 Randa Markos fought Marina Rodriguez to a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)

Renan Barao vs. Andre Ewell

Round One: The round begins with Barao attacking Ewell with a high kick, Ewell drops a wildly swinging Ewell with a counter right. Barao gets up and he gets Ewell against the cage wall, Ewell scores a takedown on Barao and Barao gets back up to get Ewell against the cage wall again. Barao scores a takedown on Ewell and he gets the open guard, Barao gains the half guard while nailing Ewell with a few strikes. Barao attacks Ewell with some ground and pound, Barao transitions to the full mount against Ewell. Barao rolls for an arm bar and Ewell escpes to get top position, Ewell scrambles to his feet and Barao drags him back to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Barao

Round Two: The round begins with Ewell taking a few swings at Barao, Barao keeps Ewell at a distance by throwing front kicks. Ewell attacks an incoming Barao with a few lefts, Ewell backs up Barao by landing some punching combinations. Ewell rocks Barao with a straight left to the face, Ewell follows that up by nailing a swinging Barao with a two punch combination. Barao starts landing some leg kicks against Ewell, Ewell then lands a straight left to the midsection of Barao. Barao goes for a takedown and he gets Ewell against the cage wall, Barao scores a takedown on Ewell and he gets the half guard as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Ewell attacking Barao with a two punch combination, Ewell continues attacking Barao with lefts. Ewell catches a swinging Barao with a counter left, Ewell backs up Barao with a two punch combination. Ewell catches a kicking Barao with a counter strike combination, Barao responds by kicking Ewell in the midsection. Ewell charges at Barao while swinging wildly at him, Ewell nails Barao with a knee strike followed by a right. Barao recovers and he nails Ewell with a straight right, Ewell comes forward and he nails Barao with more lefts. Ewell charges forward and he continuously nails Barao with lefts, Ewell nails Barao with a front kick to the face. Ewell swings away at Barao as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Andre Ewell def. Renan Barao by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#15 Sam Alvey vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Round One: The round begins with Alvey attacking Nogueira with some leg kicks, Alvey then pops Nogueira with a short left. Alvey also uses some jabs to keep Nogueira at bay, Alvey hits a swinging Nogueira with a counter right. Nogueira comes forward and he nails Alvey with a few lefts, Nogueira accidentally pokes Alvey in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Nogueira catches a swinging Alvey with a counter overhand left. Alvey rocks an incoming Nogueira with a left hook, Nogueira lands a left of his own as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Alvey

Round Two: The round begins with Alvey attacking Nogueira with some leg kicks, Nogueira comes forward and he nails Alvey with a punching combination. Nogueira charges at Alvey while assaulting him with multiple combinations, Nogueira drops Alvey with a huge combination and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. #15 Sam Alvey by KO via strikes (1:00, R2)

#14 Alex Oliveira vs. Carlo Pedersoli Jr.

Round One: The round begins with Oliveira kicking Pedersoli Jr in the midsection, Oliveira drops a swinging Pedersoli Jr with a counter right. Oliveira pounces on Pedersoli Jr with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #14 Alex Oliveira def. Carlo Pedersoli Jr. by KO via strikes (0:39, R1)

#12 (MW) Thiago Santos vs. Eryk Anders

Round One: The round begins with Anders attacking Santos with a left, Anders scores a takedown on a kicking Santos. Santos gets back up and he scores a takedown on Anders while landing a few strikes, Anders gets up and he gets Santos against the cage wall. Anders tries pulling guard and he winds up getting Santos back against the cage wall, Anders nails Santos with a knee strike to the face. Santos responds by nailing Anders with a few knee strikes before separating, Santos then cracks Anders with a left. Anders avoids the kicks from Santos to land a left to the midsection, Anders gets Santos back against the cage wall while exchanging knee strikes. Anders scores a takedown and Santos gets right back up, Santos comes forward and he attacks Anders with lefts. Anders attempts a few high kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Santos 

Round Two: The round begins with Santos kicking Anders in the midsection, Anders gets Santos against the cage wall after a brief striking exchange. Santos scores a takedown on Anders and he gets the open guard, Santos attacks Anders with ground and pound before posturing up. Santos returns to the open guard of Anders while landing a few more strikes, Santos transitions to the half guard against Anders. Anders scrambles to his feet and Santos nails him with a huge punching combination, Anders backs up Santos while landing a three strike combination. Santos responds by kicking Anders in the midsection, Anders pops a kicking Santos with a counter left hook. Santos charges at Anders while swinging wildly at him, Santos accidentally pokes Anders in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Anders scoring a takedown on a swinging Santos as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Santos attacking Anders with some leg kicks, Anders nails a kicking Santos with a counter left. Anders scores a takedown on Santos and he gets the half guard, Anders transitions to back control against Santos. Santos scrambles to get free and he gets Anders against the cage wall before separating, Santos charges at Anders while swinging wildly at him. Santos and Anders have a wild striking exchange near the cage wall, Anders grabs Santos and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Santos nails Anders with a knee strike to the midsection, Anders scores another takedown on Santos and he gets the half guard. Santos scrambles to his feet and Anders gets him against the cage wall, Anders scores another takedown and Santos attacks him with elbow strikes before getting up. Anders looks for a takedown and Santos destroys him with strikes as the round ends.

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

In between rounds, Eryk Anders couldn’t make it to his corner and the referee waves off the fight.

Official Result: #12 (MW) Thiago Santos def. Eryk Anders by TKO via fighter retirement (5:00, R3)

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