UFC Fight Night Wichita Results: Junior Dos Santos vs. Derrick Lewis Headlines, Plus Ben Rothwell Returns

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Main Card (8pm EST., ESPN+)

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#8 Junior Dos Santos def. #3 Derrick Lewis by TKO via strikes (1:58, R2)

#14 Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos def. Curtis Millender by submission via rear naked choke (2:35, R1)

Niko Price def. Tim Means by KO via strikes (4:50, R1)

#15 Blagoy Ivanov def. Ben Rothwell by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Beneil Dariush def. Drew Dober by submission via arm bar (4:41, R2)

Omari Akhmedov def. Tim Boetsch by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (5pm EST., ESPN+)

Anthony Rocco Martin def. Sergio Moraes by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#9 Yana Kunitskaya def. #6 Marion Reneau by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Grant Dawson def. Julian Erosa by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)

Maurice Greene def. Jeff Hughes by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Matt Schnell def. Louis Smolka by submission via triangle choke (3:18, R1)

Alex Morono def. Zak Ottow by TKO via strikes (3:34, R1)

Alex White def. Dan Moret by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Dan Moret vs. Alex White

Round One: The round begins with Moret charging at White while landing a pair of lefts, Moret grabs White and gets him against the cage wall. Moret starts attacking White with some knee strikes while in the clinch, Moret lands a combination while keeping White on the cage wall. White catches Moret in a standing guillotine choke, Moret escapes and eats a right before getting White against the cage wall. Moret scores a takedown on White and he gets the open guard, Moret attacks White with some ground and pound. White scrambles to his feet and he gets Moret against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moret

Round Two: The round begins with White attacking Moret with some leg kicks, Moret charges and White gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Moret attacks White with some leg kicks of his own, Moret goes for a takedown and White catches him in a standing guillotine choke. White releases the choke to get Moret against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Moret lands a right against White. Moret grabs White and he gets him back against the cage wall, the fighters separate and have a striking exchange. White catches a swinging Moret with a counter strike combination of his own, White lands another combo on Moret as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Moret coming forward and White landing a combination on him, Moret grabs White and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters have a striking exchange while separating, Moret grabs White and gets him back against the cage wall. The fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch, White scores a takedown on Moret and he gets him in the seated position. Moret gets right back up with White holding onto him, Moret spins White back against the cage wall. Moret goes for a takedown and White counters with elbow strikes, Moret gets White right back up against the cage wall. The fighters have a wild striking exchange as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Alex White def. Dan Moret by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Alex Morono vs. Zak Ottow

Round One: The round begins with Ottow attacking Morono with some leg kicks, Ottow pops Morono with a looping right. Morono hits a swinging Ottow with a two punch combination, Ottow nails Morono with a kick to the midsection. Morono attacks Ottow with his own kick to the midsection, Morono backs up Ottow near the cage wall while taking swings at him. Ottow scores a takedown on Morono and Morono catches him in a guillotine choke, Morono releases the choke and gets full mount while landing strikes. Morono gains back control and he attacks Ottow with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Alex Morono def. Zak Ottow by TKO via strikes (3:34, R1)

Matt Schnell vs. Louis Smolka

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Schnell attacks a kicking Smolka with a two punch combination. Schnell continues attacking Smolka with combinations, Smolka eats a right before hitting Schnell with a left hook. Schnell grabs Smolka and gets him against the cage wall before scoring a takedown, Schnell rolls for a guillotine choke. Schnell transitions to a triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Matt Schnell def. Louis Smolka by submission via triangle choke (3:18, R1)

Maurice Greene vs. Jeff Hughes

Round One: The round begins with the fighters attacking each other with leg kicks, Greene and Hughes also exchange some jabs. Greene nails Hughes with a kick to the midsection, Greene nails a kicking Hughes with a pair of counter rights. Greene then pops a swinging Hughes with a counter right hook, Greene backs up Hughes again while landing another body kick. Greene stuns Hughes while nailing him with an elbow strike, Greene gets Hughes against the cage wall while landing elbow strikes. The fighters separate and Hughes attacks Greene with a few rights, Hughes grabs Greene and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Hughes nails Greene with an overhand right, Hughes swings away at Greene as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Greene

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Hughes nails a swinging Greene with a three punch combination. Greene barely hits Hughes with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Hughes hits a kicking Greene with a counter right. Hughes rocks a swinging Greene with a counter right to the midsection, Hughes grabs Greene and holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Greene pops Hughes with a left, Greene rocks Hughes with a jab and he lands a combo afterwards. Hughes stuns an incoming Greene with a punching combination, Greene nails Hughes with a kick to the midsection. Greene hits Hughes with a spinning back kick as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Greene coming forward and swinging away at Hughes, Greene backs up Hughes while throwing a high kick. Greene nails a swinging Greene with a counter right hook, Greene backs up Hughes while swinging away at him. Greene causes Hughes to stumble after landing a leg kick, Hughes nails a swinging Greene with a few rights. Greene lands a kick to the midsection before eating a right hook from Hughes, Greene and Hughes exchange more rights. Hughes misses a spinning back fist attempt against Greene, Hughes stuns Greene with a left hook followed by a high kick. Hughes swings away at Greene as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Maurice Greene def. Jeff Hughes by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Grant Dawson vs. Julian Erosa

Round One: The round begins with Erosa taking a few swings at an incoming Dawson, Dawson scores a takedown on Erosa and he gets the open guard. Erosa catches Dawson in a triangle choke from out of nowhere and Dawson escapes to keep top position, Erosa scrambles to get the fight standing again. Dawson grabs Erosa and gets him up against the cage wall, Dawson scores another takedown onErosa and he postures up immediately. Erosa gets back up as well with Dawson stalking him, Dawson scores another takedown on Erosa and he gets the open guard. Dawson and Erosa swing away at each other while on the ground, Erosa scrambles to his feet and Dawson gets him against the cage wall. Dawson scores another takedown on Erosa and he gets the half guard, Dawson gains side control against Erosa. Erosa eventually gets Dawson back in his full guard, Dawson lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dawson

Round Two: The round begins with Dawson scoring a takedown on Erosa and he immediately lands some strikes, Erosa scrambles to his feet and Dawson gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and take some swings at each other, Dawson starts attacking Erosa with some leg kicks. Dawson gets Erosa back against the cage wall after eating a knee strike, the fighters separate and Erosa drops Dawson momentarily with a leg kick. Erosa grabs an incoming Dawson and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Erosa drops Dawson with a low leg kick. Dawson gets back up and Erosa nails him with a knee strike, Dawson then hits Erosa with a step in knee strike. Dawson rocks Erosa with a multiple punch combination, Dawson eats a spinning back fist while dropping Erosa with a counter right, Erosa gets back up and Dawson swings away at him. Dawson misses a spinning elbow strike and Erosa attacks him with a combination afterwards, Dawson goes for another spinning back fist as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Erosa backs up Dawson after landing an overhand right. Dawson scores a takedown on Erosa and he gets the full guard, Dawson transitions to back control against Erosa. Erosa scrambles and he gets Dawson in the half guard position, Dawson regains back control against Erosa before posturing up and landing a plethora of strikes. Dawson returns to the side control position against Erosa, Erosa gets Dawson in his full guard while eating more strikes. Dawson attacks Erosa with more ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Grant Dawson def. Julian Erosa by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)

#6 Marion Reneau vs. #9 Yana Kunitskaya

Round One: The round begins with Kunitskaya attacking Reneau with some leg kicks, Kunitskaya uses kicks to keep Reneau at a distance. Kunitskaya scores a takedown on Reneau and she gets the open guard, Kunitskaya postures up and she kicks away at Reneau. Reneau scrambles to her feet and Kunitskaya swings away at her, Kunitskaya gets Reneau against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. Kunitskaya nails Reneau with an elbow strike as they separate, Reneau nails Kunitskaya with a front kick followed by a right. Kunitskaya nails an incoming Reneau with a spinning back fist, Reneau scores a trip takedown on Kunitskaya and she lands a right afterwards as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kunitskaya

Round Two: The round begins with Kunitskaya attacking Reneau with some leg kicks, Reneau then hits Kunitskaya with a two punch combination. Kunitskaya gets Reneau against the cage wall while landing knee strikes, the fighters separate and Reneau attacks Kunitskaya with rights. Kunitskaya goes for a spinning back fist and a high kick against Reneau, Reneau responds by nailing Kunitskaya with a right to the midsection. Reneau nails a kicking Kunitskaya with a counter right, Kunitskaya goes back to attacking Reneau with a variety of kicks. Reneau continuously attacks Kunitskaya with some rights, Kunitskaya kicks an incoming Reneau in the midsection. Kunitskaya goes for a spinning back fist as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Reneau attacking Kunitskaya with a few combinations, Kunitskaya throws a few combos of her own. Kunitskaya goes back to attacking Reneau with some leg kicks, Kunitskaya and Reneau exchange a few left hooks. Reneau lights up Kunitskaya with a two punch combination, Reneau comes forward while landing more combinations. Reneau backs up Kunitskaya while swinging away at her, Reneau hits a swinging Kunitskaya with a counter right hook to the midsection. Reneau lands another two punch combination against Kunitskaya. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #9 Yana Kunitskaya def. #6 Marion Reneau by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Anthony Rocco Martin vs. Sergio Moraes

Round One: The round begins with Martin attacking Moraes with some leg kicks, Moraes scores a takedown on Martin and he gets the half guard. Martin scrambles to his feet and Moraes drops for a guillotine choke, Martin escapes the choke to gain top position. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with the fighters jabbing away at each other. Moraes attempts a high kick and Martin blocks it, Moraes starts landing some leg kicks of his own against Martin. Moraes charges at Martin while swinging wildly at him, Moraes goes for a spinning kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Martin

Round Two: The round begins with Moraes coming forward and swinging away at Martin, Martin goes back to attacking Moraes with leg kicks. Martin then hits a backing Moraes with a right, Moraes then hits Martin with a three punch combination. Moraes hits a swinging Martin with a counter right, Martin goes for a head kick and Moraes counters with a left. Moraes accidentally nails Martin low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Moraes landing a counter right. Moraes and Martin exchange some high kick attempts, Moraes swings wildly at Martin and scores a takedown as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Martin attacking Moraes with some leg kicks, Moraes charges at Martin while swinging wildly at him. Martin grabs Moraes and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Martin eventually gets Moraes against the cage wall again. The fighters separate and Moraes swings at Martin, Martin continues hitting Moraes with leg kicks. Moraes grabs Martin and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Martin kicks away at Moraes. Moraes scores a takedown on Martin and he gets side control as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Anthony Rocco Martin def. Sergio Moraes by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Omari Akhmedov vs. Tim Boetsch

Round One: The round begins with Akhmedov attacking Boetsch with a high kick followed by a punching combination, Akhmedov grabs Boetsch and gets him against the cage wall. Akhmedov starts hunting for takedowns against Boetsch, the fighters exchange a few strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Boetsch attacks Akhmedov with leg kicks, Akhmedov cracks a kicking Boetsch with a counter right. Akhmedov comes forward and he swings away against Boetsch, Boetsch cracks Akhmedov with an uppercut to avoid a takedown and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Akhmedov

Round Two: The round begins with Boetsch attacking Akhmedov with some leg kicks, Boetsch also attempts some front kicks against Akhmedov. Akhmedov attacks Boetsch with some leg kicks of his own, Akhmedov then cracks Boetsch with a right. Akhmedov looks for a high kick and Boetsch blocks it, Akhmedov nails Boetsch with a front kick to the face. Akhmedov pops an incoming Boetsch with a two punch combination, Akhmedov then hits a kicking Boetsch with a counter right. Akhmedov grabs Boetsch and gets him against the cage wall, Boetsch accidentally hits Akhmedov low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Akhmedov getting Boetsch against the cage wall again until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Boetsch swinging away at Akhmedov, Akhmedov goes back to attacking Boetsch with some leg kicks. Akhmedov then cracks Boetsch with a two punch combination, Boetsch comes forward and Akhmedov hits him with a three punch combination. Akhmedov nails Boetsch with a counter left followed by a right, Boetsch follows Akhmedov around the cage while taking some swings at him. Boetsch hits a swinging Akhmedov with a counter left, Akhmedov gets Boetsch against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Omari Akhmedov def. Tim Boetsch by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Beneil Dariush vs. Drew Dober

Round One: The round begins with Dariush attempting a high kick against Dober, Dariush then cracks Dober with a left. Dariush starts attacking Dober with some leg kicks, Dober cracks Dariush with a left hook before getting put against the cage wall. The fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Dober lands some leg kicks of his own. Dober rocks Dariush during a striking exchange and Dober swings wildly afterwards, the fighters separate and Dariush looks for a high kick. Dober stuns Dariush with a multiple punch combo followed by a high kick, Dariush grabs Dober and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Dober hits Dariush with a right hook, Dariush nails Dober with a knee strike to the midsection. Dober goes for a flying knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dober

Round Two: The round begins with Dober dropping a kicking Dariush with a high kick, Dariush gets up and he gets Dober against the cage wall. Dariush scores a takedown on Dober and he gets him in the seated position, Dariush gains the half guard against Dober. Dariush transitions to the full mount against Dober, Dariush attacks Dober with ground and pound. Dober scrambles and he gets Dariush back in his half guard, Dariush regains the full mount against Dober. Dariush advances to back control on a scrambling Dober, Dober shakes Dariush off of him to get Dariush against the cage wall as they stand. Dober drops for a guillotine choke and Dariush escapes to get top position, Dariush catches Dober in an arm bar and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Beneil Dariush def. Drew Dober by submission via arm bar (4:41, R2)

#15 Blagoy Ivanov vs. Ben Rothwell

Round One: The round begins with Ivanov attacking Rothwell with some jabs, Rothwell trips up a swinging Ivanov with a leg kick. Rothwell goes for a high kick and Ivanov avoids it, Rothwell stuns Ivanov by cracking him with a left. Ivanov gets defensive and he takes some wild swings at Rothwell, Rothwell starts attacking Ivanov with some leg kicks. Ivanov continues to paw away at Rothwell to keep him at a distance, Rothwell hits Ivanov with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rothwell

Round Two: The round begins with Ivaniov attacking Rothwell with some jabs, Rothwell hits Ivanov with a front kick to the midsection. Ivanov cracks an incoming Rothwell with a right, Ivanov looks to attack Rothwell with counter strikes. Rothwell comes forward and he nails Ivanov with a left to the midsection, Rothwell then hits Ivanov with a two punch combination. Ivanov responds by nailing Rothwell with a counter left followed by a combination, Rothwell backs Ivanov into the cage wall after landing a combination. Rothwell lands a left as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Ivanov goes back to attacking Rothwell with counter strikes. Ivanov cracks a clinching Rothwell with a few rights, Rothwell goes back to attacking Ivanov with leg kicks. Rothwell accidentally pokes Ivanov in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other. Rothwell accidentally nails Ivanov low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Ivanov cracking Rothwell with a left to the midsection. Rothwell comes forward and he nails Ivanov with a right before eating a left, Rothwell then hits Ivanov with an overhand left. Rothwell backs up Ivanov while landing a combination, Ivanov then pops Rothwell with a few lefts. The fighters have a wild striking exchange as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #15 Blagoy Ivanov def. Ben Rothwell by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Niko Price vs. Tim Means

Round One: The round begins with Price attacking Means with some leg kicks, Means hits a kicking Price with a counter left. Price cracks a swinging Means with a counter strike combination, Means scores a takedown on Price after eating a knee strike. Means attacks Price with ground and pound while gaining side control, Price scrambles to his feet and Means nails him with a knee strike. Price keeps Means at a distance by attacking him with a variety of kicks, Means then hits Price with a three strike combination. Means cracks a swinging Price with a counter left, Means and Price exchange some palm strikes to the face. Price destroys Means with a right, Price pounces on a downed Means with more strikes until Means goes out cold.

Official Result: Niko Price def. Tim Means by KO via strikes (4:50, R1)

#14 Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos vs. Curtis Millender

Round One: The round begins with Dos Santos attacking Millender with some leg kicks, Dos Santos then nails Millender with a kick to the midsection. Dos Santos scores a takedown on Millender and he gets the open guard, Dos Santos gains the half guard against Millender. Dos Santos attacks Millender with some ground and pound, Dos Santos scrambles and gets back control against Millender. Dos Santos advances to the full mount against Millender, Dos Santos regains back control and he locks in a rear naked choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: #14 Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos def. Curtis Millender by submission via rear naked choke (2:35, R1)

#3 Derrick Lewis vs. #8 Junior Dos Santos

Round One: The round begins with Dos Santos taking a few swings at Lewis, Lewis attacks Dos Santos with some leg kicks. Dos Santos responds by landing some leg kicks of his own against Lewis, Lewis attacks Dos Santos with a high kick followed by a left. Dos Santos accidentally pokes Lewis in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Lewis attacking Dos Santos with kicks. Lewis attacks a kicking Dos Santos with a counter right, Dos Santos rocks Lewis with an overhand right. Lewis recovers and cracks a swinging Dos Santos with a counter right, Dos Santos recovers and hits Lewis with a right to the midsection. Dos Santos keeps Lewis near the cage wall while swinging away at him, Dos Santos rocks Lewis with a kick to the midsection before eating a right. Dos Santos stuns Lewis again by landing another kick to the midsection, Lewis goes for a high kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dos Santos

Round Two: The round begins with Lewis attacking Dos Santos with a high kick, Lewis starts hitting Dos Santos with some leg kicks. Lewis swings away as Dos Santos slips during a strike attempt, Dos Santos rocks Lewis with a right and he drops him with a combination. Dos Santos pounces on a downed Lewis with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #8 Junior Dos Santos def. #3 Derrick Lewis by TKO via strikes (1:58, R2)

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