UFC Fight Night Utica Results: Jimme Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes Headlines, Plus The Teymur Brothers Compete

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

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#5 Marlon Moraes def. #4 Jimmie Rivera by KO via strikes (0:33, R1)

Gregor Gillespie def. Vinc Pichel by submission via arm triangle choke (4:06, R2)

Walt Harris def. Daniel Spitz by TKO via strikes (4:59, R2)

Ben Saunders def. Jake Ellenberger by TKO via strikes (1:56, R1)

Julio Arce def. Daniel Teymur by submission via rear naked choke (2:55, R3)

Sam Alvey def. #15 Gian Villante by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

#2 Sijara Eubanks def. #3 Lauren Murphy by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

David Teymur def. Nik Lentz by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Belal Muhammad def. Chance Rencountre by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Desmond Green def. Gleison Tibau by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Nathaniel Wood def. Johnny Eduardo by submission via d’arce choke (2:18, R2)

Jose Torres def. Jarred Brooks by TKO via strikes (2:55, R2)


Jarred Brooks vs. Jose Torres

Round One: The round begins with Brooks catching Torres with a short left hook, Brooks follows that up by catching Torres with a right. Brooks attempts a spinning back fist and Torres blocks it, Brooks drops Torres with a spinning attack and he controls his head on the ground. Brooks attacks the shoulder of Torres with knee strikes while on the ground, Torres gets back up and Brooks nails him with a knee strike to the head. Brooks then hits a kicking Torres with a counter right, Brooks then hits Torres with a spinning back fist that partially lands. Brooks scores a takedown on Torres and he gets back control, Torres gets up with Brooks staying on his back. Brooks looks for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Brooks

Round Two: The round begins with Brooks hunting for the takedown against Torres, Torres comes forward and he swings away at Brooks. Torres scores a takedown on a spinning Brooks and Brooks gets back up, Torres scores another takedown and Brooks gets right back up again. Brooks gets free and he eventually separates from Torres, Brooks continues attempting spinning attacks against Torres. Brooks then nails Torres with a right hook to the midsection, Torres backs up Brooks with a few punching combinations. Brooks looks for the takedown and Torres nails him with knee strikes, Brooks goes for the takedown and he winds up knocking himself woozy. Torres recovers and attacks a downed Brooks with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Jose Torres def. Jarred Brooks by TKO via strikes (2:55, R2)

Johnny Eduardo vs. Nathaniel Wood

Round One: The round begins with Wood attacking Eduardo with some leg kicks, Wood catches a kicking Eduardo with a few rights. Wood eats a right as he peppers Eduardo with a series of jabs, Wood pops a backing Eduardo with a straight right. Eduardo attempts a spinning heel kick to the midsection of Wood, Eduardo continues attacking Wood with a series of rights, Wood catches a swinging Eduardo with a counter left hook. Wood eats more rights before catching Eduardo with a counter left hook, Eduardo stuns a swinging Wood with a right before attacking him with a follow up combination. Eduardo rocks Wood with a four punch combination to the head, Wood swings at Eduardo as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Eduardo

Round Two: The round begins with Eduardo catching Wood with a spinning heel kick to the midsection, Eduardo and Wood also exchange some more rights. Eduardo goes back to attacking Wood with some leg kicks, Wood comes forward and he swings away at Eduardo. Eduardo looks for a takedown and Wood winds up getting top position, Wood catches Eduardo in a d’arce choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Nathaniel Wood def. Johnny Eduardo by submission via d’arce choke (2:18, R2)

Desmond Green vs. Gleison Tibau

Round One: The round begins with Green attacking Tibau with some leg kicks, Green also catches Tibau with a kick to the midsection. Green and Tibau back each other up while throwing combinations, Tibau charges forward and he swings away at Green. Green blocks a takedown from Tibau before landing a punching combination, Tibau rocks a swinging Green with a counter right. Tibau tries countering a swinging Green with some lefts. Green avoids a takedown before nailing Tibau with a left cross, Green comes forward to nail Tibau with a right. Tibau just continues throws as many lefts as possible, Green catches Tibau with a kick to the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Green

Round Two: The round begins with Tibau taking some power swings against Green, Green backs up Tibau with a straight left. Green continues attacking Tibau with some rights, Green keeps Tibau at bay by catching him with jabs. Green starts peppering a swinging Tibau with straight rights, Tibau continues charging forward and swinging away at Green. Green continues picking Tibau apart as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Tibau charging forward and swinging away at Green, Green catches Tibau with some combinations of his own. Green goes back to peppering Tibau with a plethora of jabs, Tibau barely lands a kick to the midsection of Green. Green also starts attack Tibau with some leg kicks, Green briefly drops Tibau with a multiple punch combination. Green continues picking away at Tibau while at range, the fighters also have a brief striking exchange. Green attempts a flying knee strike as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Desmond Green def. Gleison Tibau by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)

Belal Muhammad vs. Chance Rencountre

Round One: The round begins with Rencountre taking a few wild swings at Muhammad, the fighters start exchanging some leg kicks. Muhammad starts winning the leg kick battle against Rencountre, Muhammad then hits Rencountre with a two punch combination. Rencountre continuously tries attacking Muhammad with some lefts, Muhammad then hits a backing Rencountre with a right. Muhammad lands a few kicks before landing a counter right on Rencountre, Muhammad continues nailing Rencountre with rights. Rencountre catches a kicking Muhammad with a counter left, Muhammad swings away at Rencountre as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Muhammad

Round Two: The round begins with Muhammad attacking Rencountre with some leg kicks, Muhammad comes forward and he swings away at Rencountre. Muhammad scores a takedown on Rencountre and he gets the open guard, Rencountre scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Muhammad then catches Rencountre with a right to the midsection, Muhammad then hits a swinging Rencountre with a counter right. Rencountre does his best to keep Muhammad at bay by throwing lefts, Muhammad catches Rencountre with a kick to the midsection followed by a two punch combination as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Rencountre immediately attacking Muhammad with a left, Rencountre eventually catches Muhammad with a left hook. Muhammad goes back to attacking Rencountre with leg kicks, Muhammad and Rencountre have a brief striking exchange. Muhammad catches a swinging Rencountre with a short counter left hook, Rencountre continues attacking Muhammad with some lefts. Muhammad scores a takedown on Rencountre and he gets back control, Rencountre scrambles to his feet with Muhammad holding onto him. The fighters separate and Muhammad nails Rencountre with a right, Muhammad scores another takedown on Rencountre and he gets the open guard, Muhammad transitions to back control on Rencountre. Muhammad looks for the rear naked choke on Rencountre as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Belal Muhammad def. Chance Rencountre by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Nik Lentz vs. David Teymur

Round One: The round begins with Teymur attacking Lentz with a series of high kicks, Teymur then nails Lentz with a left to the midsection. Teymur also starts attacking Lentz with some leg kicks, Teymur then rocks a swinging Lentz with a counter left. Teymur follows that up by kicking Lentz in the midsection, Teymur then catches Lentz with a three punch combination. Lentz scores a takedown on Teymur and Teymur gets right back up, the fighters separate after the referee missed an eye poke from Teymur to Lentz. Teymur then catches a swinging Lentz with a punching combination, Teymur then hits Lentz with a front kick to the midsection. Lentz recovers by kicking Teymur in the midsection, Teymur kicks away at Lentz as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Teymur

Round Two: The round begins with Teymur attacking Lentz with some kicks, Lentz starts attacking Teymur with some rights. Lentz and Teymur also start exchanging some leg kicks, Lentz catches Teymur with a few kicks to the midsection. Lentz starts hunting for the takedowns against Teymur, Teymur keeps Lentz at a distance by kicking away at Lentz. Teymur keeps Lentz at bay while picking him apart with strikes, Teymur briefly drops Lentz with a low leg kick. Teymur kicks Lentz in the midsection a few times as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Teymur attacking Lentz with some leg kicks, Teymur then cracks Lentz with a spinning heel kick to the midsection. Teymur then catches a swinging Lentz with a counter left uppercut, Lentz goes for a jump guillotine and Teymur escapes to keep the fight standing. Lentz catches a backing Teymur with a short left to the head, Lentz rocks a swinging Teymur with a counter strike combination. Lentz backs up Teymur after cracking him with another left, Teymur starts swinging back at Lentz to keep him at bay. The fighters briefly exchange some high kicks that get blocked, Teymur pops Lentz with a front kick to the face as the round ends.

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

Official Result: David Teymur def. Nik Lentz by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

#2 Sijara Eubanks vs. #3 Lauren Murphy

Round One: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Eubanks starts attacking Murphy with some leg kicks. Eubanks starts attacking Murphy with a plethora of kicks, Eubanks nails Murphy with a series of rights before getting Murphy against the cage wall. The fighters celebrate and Eubanks cracks Murphy with a punching combination, Eubanks backs up Murphy after landing a right uppercut. Murphy eats a high kick while attacking Eubanks with a punching combination, Murphy grabs Eubanks before landing a few knee strikes. The fighters separate and Eubanks attacks Murphy with a combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Eubanks

Round Two: The round begins with Eubanks immediately swinging away at Murphy, Eubanks and Murphy get into a brief striking exchange. Eubanks continuously attacks Murphy with a variety of kicks, Murphy barely connects with an overhand right on Eubanks. Eubanks grabs Murphy and she gets her against the cage wall, Eubanks scores a takedown and she gets the full guard. Eubanks postures up as Murphy rolls for submission attempts, Eubanks transitions to the half guard against Murphy. Murphy swings away at Eubanks as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Eubanks attacking Murphy with a combination, Eubanks then cracks Murphy with a right. Murphy scores a takedown on Eubanks and Eubanks lands a few strikes before they both get up, Murphy starts catching Eubanks with some leg kicks. Eubanks backs up Murphy after landing an overhand right, Murphy and Eubanks start exchanging some rights. Murphy goes for a takedown before nailing Eubanks with a knee strike, Eubanks responds by kicking Murphy in the midsection. Murphy catches a swinging Eubanks with a counter left hook, Eubanks and Murphy start to just swing away at each other. Eubanks scores a takedown on Murphy and she gets the rubber guard, Eubanks attacks Murphy with ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #2 Sijara Eubanks def. #3 Lauren Murphy by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

#15 Gian Villante vs. Sam Alvey

Round One: The round begins with Villante trying to attack Alvey with kicks, Villante catches Alvey with some leg kicks. Alvey pops a swinging Villante with some jabs, Villante backs Alvey into the cage wall before landing a right. Villante follows Alvey around the Octagon while throwing some kicks, Villante stuns Alvey by catching him with a right. Alvey tries attacking Villante with some two punch combinations, Villante then nails Alvey with a kick to the midsection. Villante accidentally kicks Alvey low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Alvey nails a kicking Villante with a counter left before dropping him a few moments later. Alvey pounces on a rocked Villante as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Alvey

Round Two: The round begins with Alvey attacking Villante with some leg kicks, Alvey goes back to attacking Villante with two punch combinations. Villante attacks Alvey with a high kick that gets blocked, Villante catches a kicking Alvey with a counter right. Alvey backs up Villante after catching him with a left, Alvey goes back to attacking Villante with some lefts. Villante catches a kicking Alvey with a two punch combination, Villante follows that up by landing a counter left against Alvey. Alvey responds by attacking Villante with a punching combination, the fighters have a brief exchange as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Alvey trying some leg kicks against Villante, Villante comes forward and continuously swings away against Alvey. Villante starts backing up Alvey by throwing a plethora of kicks, Alvey starts attacking Villante with two punch combinations. Villante catches Alvey with a kick to the midsection, the fighters start getting into some striking exchanges. Villante attacks Alvey with a high kick before a striking exchange breaks out and the round ends.

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

Official Result: Sam Alvey def. #15 Gian Villante by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Julio Arce vs. Daniel Teymur

Round One: The round begins with Teymur attacking Arce with some leg kicks, Arce goes for a head kick against Teymur. Arce starts attacking Teymur with some kicks of his own, Arce comes forward and he attacks Teymur with a punching combination. Arce backs up Teymur by catching him with a straight left, Teymur grabs Arce and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Arce nails Teymur with a few more lefts, Arce hits Teymur with punching combinations as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Arce

Round Two: The round begins with Teymur immediately nailing Arce with some leg kicks, Arce cracks a backing Teymur with a straight left. Arce then backs up Teymur with a head kick before eating a counter left, Arce catches Teymur with an uppercut. Arce starts catching Teymur with some punching combinations, Arce stuns a backing Teymur with a pair of lefts. Teymur grabs Arce and he gets him against the cage wall for a short time, Teymur attempts a spinning back fist against Arce and he misses badly. Arce attacks Teymur with a high kick that gets blocked, Arce swings away at Teymur as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Arce (Overall Score: 20-28 for Arce)

Round Three: The round begins with Arce attacking Teymur with a variety of kicks, Arce cracks a backing Teymur with a left. Teymur goes right back to attacking Arce with some leg kicks, the fighters briefly get into a wild striking exchange. Arce scores a takedown on Teymur and he gets back control, Arce starts attacking Teymur with a bunch of short range strikes. Arce locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Julio Arce def. Daniel Teymur by submission via rear naked choke (2:55, R3)

Jake Ellenberger vs. Ben Saunders

Round One: The round begins with Saunders attacking Ellenberger with a high kick, Saunders catches a charging Ellenberger with a second high kick. Ellenberger shoves Saunders into the cage wall before landing a right, Saunders lands a few knee strikes while clinching with Ellenberger. Saunders drops Ellenberger with a knee strike to the midsection and he pounces on him with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Ben Saunders def. Jake Ellenberger by TKO via strikes (1:56, R1)

Walt Harris vs. Daniel Spitz

Round One: The round begins with Spitz attacking Harris with some leg kicks, Spitz attacks Harris with a variety of kicks. Harris starts nailing Spitz with some leg kicks of his own, Harris catches Spitz with a front kick to the face. Harris would then stun Spitz with a multiple punch combination, Spitz then nails Harris with a kick to the midsection. Harris swings away at a kicking Spitz as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Harris

Round Two: The round begins with Harris and Spitz exchanging a few kicks, Spitz catches Harris with a side kick to the head. Harris recovers and he stuns Spitz with a knee strike, Harris catches a swinging Spitz with a counter right. Spitz recovers and he catches Harris with a right of his own, Harris backs up Spitz by attacking him with a multiple punch combination. Harris rocks a kicking Spitz with a counter left before dropping him with a combination, Harris pounces on a downed Spitz until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Walt Harris def. Daniel Spitz by TKO via strikes (4:59, R2)

Gregor Gillespie vs. Vinc Pichel

Round One: The round begins with Gillespie popping Pichel with a left before scoring a takedown, Gillespie quickly gains side control against Pichel. Gillespie starts attacking Pichel with some ground and pound, Pichel scrambles to his feet and Gillespie nails him with a knee strike. Gillespie scores another takedown on Pichel and he gets side control, Pichel scrambles to his feet as Gillespie swings away at him. Gillespie scores another takedown on Pichel and he gets the half guard, Gillespie transitions to the full mount against Pichel. Pichel scrambles and gets back to his feet before an exchange with Gillespie, Gillespie scores yet another takedown on Pichel and he goes for a d’arce choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gillespie

Round Two: The round begins with Gillespie popping Pichel with a left, Gillespie scores a takedown on Pichel and he gets side control. Pichel scrambles and Gillespie gets back control on him, Pichel gets to his feet and he shakes Gillespie off of his back, Gillespie drags Pichel back down and he gets side control. Gillespie gets full mount before going for the arm triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Gregor Gillespie def. Vinc Pichel by submission via arm triangle choke (4:06, R2)

#4 Jimmie Rivera vs. #5 Marlon Moraes

Round One: The round begins with Moraes attacking Rivera with some leg kicks, Moraes destroys Rivera with a head kick and he pounces on him with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #5 Marlon Moraes def. #4 Jimmie Rivera by KO via strikes (0:33, R1)

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