UFC 217 Results: 3 Title Fights Highlight One Of The Wildest UFC Cards Ever

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Main Card (10pm EST., Pay-Per-View)

Georges St. Pierre def. Michael Bisping by submission via rear naked choke (4:23, R3) to win the UFC Middleweight Title

#2 TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt by TKO via strikes (2:41, R2) to win the UFC Bantamweight Title

#4 Rose Namajunas def. Joanna Jedrzejczyk by knockout via strikes (3:03, R1) to win the UFC Women’s Strawweight Title

#2 Stephen Thompson def. #4 Jorge Masvidal by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Paulo Costa def. Johny Hendricks by TKO via strikes (1:23, R2)

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

James Vick def. Joe Duffy by TKO via strikes (4:59, R2)

Mark Godbeer def. Walt Harris by DQ via illegal kick (4:29, R1)

#6 Ovince St. Preux def. #7 Corey Anderson by KO via head kick (1:25, R3)

Randy Brown def. Mickey Gall by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

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

#12 Curtis Blaydes def. #9 Aleksei Oleinik by TKO via doctor stoppage (1:56, R2)

Ricardo Ramos def. Aiemann Zahabi by KO via spinning elbow strike (1:58, R3)


Round By Round Recap

Aiemann Zahabi vs. Ricardo Ramos

Round One: The round begins with Zahabi attacking a kicking Ramos with a multiple punch combination, Zahabi grabs Ramos and he attacks him with knee strikes. Ramos scores a takedown on Zahabi and both fighters get up after a wild scramble, Ramos starts attacking Zahabi with some leg kicks. Ramos also starts peppering Zahabi with some jabs, Zahabi responds by attacking Ramos with an uppercut. Ramos scores a takedown and Zahabi gets right back up to his feet, Zahabi charges at Ramos and he rocks him with a right. Zahabi holds Ramos against the cage wall while landing a few strikes, Ramos scores another takedown on Zahabi and Zahabi gets back up. Ramos immediately gets Zahabi back down and he gets back control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ramos

Round Two: The round begins with Zahabi attacking Ramos with a few leg kicks, Ramos backs up Zahabi with a high kick attempt. Ramos starts attacking Zahabi with leg kicks again, Zahabi comes forward and he cracks Ramos with a two punch combination. Zahabi stuns a kicking Ramos with a counter right hook, Zahabi then cracks an incoming Ramos with an uppercut. Ramos swings away at Zahabi before landing a straight right, Ramos attacks Zahabi with jabs to keep him at bay. Zahabi again catches a ducking Ramos with a right uppercut, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Ramos immediately attacking Zahabi with kicks, Ramos barely misses a head kick against Zahabi. Zahabi cracks a jabbing Ramos with a right uppercut, Zahabi comes forward and he attacks Ramos with punching combinations. Ramos destroys Zahabi with a pair of spinning elbow strikes and Zahabi goes out on the second one.

Official Result: Ricardo Ramos def. Aiemann Zahabi by KO via spinning elbow strike (1:58, R3)

#9 Aleksei Oleinik vs. #12 Curtis Blaydes

Round One: The round begins with Oleinik attacking Blaydes with some leg kicks, Blaydes scores a takedown on Oleinik and they both get right back up. The fighters just starts swinging wildly at each other, Oleinik catches a swinging Blaydes with a counter left. Oleinik charges forward and he swings wildly at Blaydes, the fighters get into a few striking exchanges. Oleinik comes forward to crack Blaydes with an uppercut, Blaydes scores another takedown on Oleinikand they both get right back up. Blaydes scores another takedown on Oleinik and he gets side control, Oleinik scrambles to his feet after eating a knee strike. Oleinik cracks Blaydes with a right followed by an uppercut, the fighters clinch and exchange a bunch of strikes. Blaydes drops Oleinik with a counter right uppercut, Oleinik gets up as Blaydes swings away at him and then pushes him down. Blaydes destroys Oleinik with a multiple strike combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Blaydes

Round Two: The round begins with Oleinik coming forward and swinging away at Blaydes, Blaydes then pops Oleinik with an uppercut. Oleinik then nails a swinging Blaydes with a counter right, Oleinik then cracks Blaydes with a two punch combination. Blaydes scores a takedown on Oleinik and he gets the full guard, Blaydes gets up and he allows Oleinik to stand as well. Blaydes nails a downed Oleinik with an illegal kick and the fight is halted, the fight is stopped by the doctor after Oleinik said he couldn’t continue.

Official Result: #12 Curtis Blaydes def. #9 Aleksei Oleinik by TKO via doctor stoppage (1:56, R2)

Randy Brown vs. Mickey Gall

Round One: The round begins with Brown popping Gall with a multiple punch combination, Gall backs up Brown after landing a few rights. The fighters clinch and Brown attacks Gall with knee strikes, Brown scores a takedown on Gall and he gets side control. Gall traps Brown in his full guard while eating strikes, Brown postures up and he kicks away at the legs of Gall for a short time. Brown continues attacking Gall with some ground and pound, Brown also starts attacking Gall with some elbow strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Brown

Round Two: The round begins with Brown attacking Gall with some leg kicks, Gall comes forward to nail Brown with a left hook. Brown scores a takedown on Gall and he gets side control, Gall sweeps Brown to get top position and the open guard. Gall transitions to back control and then the full guard on a scrambling Brown, Gall advances to side control against Brown. Gall starts attacking Brown with some ground and pound, Brown scrambles to get Gall back in his full guard. Gall regains the side control position against Brown, Gall gets the full mount again until Brown shakes him off as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Brown dropping Gall with a wild uppercut, Brown then pounces on a downed Gall while gaining top position. Brown starts attacking Gall with some ground and pound, Gall does his best to lock in a submission while on his back. Gall goes for a guillotine choke and Brown escapes to maintain top position, Brown gets up and he allows Gall to stand as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Randy Brown def. Mickey Gall by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

#6 Ovince St. Preux vs. #7 Corey Anderson

Round One: The round begins with St. Preux attacking Anderson with some leg kicks, Anderson then catches St. Preux with a right. St. Preux comes forward and he nails Anderson with a left, Anderson scores a takedown on St. Preux and he gets back control. Anderson starts attacking St. Preux with some ground and pound, St. Preux scrambles to his feet and Anderson holds him against the cage wall. Anderson catches St. Preux with a knee strike as the fighters separate, the fighters clinch and exchange some knee strikes. Anderson catches St. Preux with a striking combination before putting him back against the cage wall, the fighters separate and St. Preux pops Anderson with a two punch combination. St. Preux drops Anderson with an uppercut as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Anderson

Round Two: The round begins with St. Preux crushing Anderson with a head kick followed by a punching combination, Anderson grabs St. Preux and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Anderson again gets St. Preux against the cage wall, the fighters separate again and Anderson catches St. Preux with a right. Anderson scores a takedown on St. Preux and he gets back control, Anderson starts attacking St. Preux with ground and pound. St. Preux gets up and Anderson drags him back to the ground, St. Preux gets to his feet and Anderson gets him against the cage wall again as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with St. Preux popping Anderson with a straight left, Anderson nails St. Preux with a left of his own after a failed takedown attempt. St. Preux pops a swinging Anderson with a low left, St. Preux clobbers Anderson with a head kick and Anderson is out cold.

Official Result: #6 Ovince St. Preux def. #7 Corey Anderson by KO via head kick (1:25, R3)

Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer

Round One: The round begins with Harris attempting a front kick against Godbeer, Godbeer goes for a head kick against Harris. Harris cracks a ducking Godbeer with a head kick attempt, Harris follows that up by catching Godbeer with a left. Harris scores a takedown on Godbeer and he gets the full mount, Godbeer scrambles to get Harris in his full guard. Harris starts attacking Godbeer with some ground and pound, Harris gains the half guard position against Godbeer. Godbeer wall walks to his feet as Harris attacks him with knee strikes, the fighters separate and Godbeer kicks Harris in the midsection. Harris nails Godbeer with an illegal head kick as the referee called time for an accidental low blow and the fight is halted, the doctors call off the fight because Godbeer is to hurt to continue.

Official Result: Mark Godbeer def. Walt Harris by DQ via illegal kick (4:29, R1)

James Vick vs. Joe Duffy

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other and little lands, Vick starts catching Duffy with jabs to keep him at bay. The fighters also start attacking each other with leg kicks, Vick then cracks Duffy with a two punch combo followed by an uppercut. Duffy scores a takedown on Vick and Vick gets right back up, Vick misses a head kick attempt against Duffy. Duffy grabs Vick and he holds him against the cage wall for a short time, Duffy scores another takedown on Vick and he gets the open guard. Vick wall walks to his feet and the fighters separate, Vick nails Duffy with a spinning heel kick to the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Duffy

Round Two: The round begins with Vick attacking Duffy with some leg kicks, Vick uses the jab against Duffy to keep him at bay. Vick charges forward to crack Duffy with a right, Vick just continues coming forward and he swings away at Duffy. Vick continues picking apart Duffy with his boxing game, Duffy continues swinging at Vick and little lands. Vick cracks Duffy with a head kick, Vick drops Duffy with a right uppercut and he pounces on him with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: James Vick def. Joe Duffy by TKO via strikes (4:59, R2)

Johny Hendricks vs. Paulo Costa

Round One: The round begins with Costa attacking Hendricks with some leg kicks, Costa then nails Hendricks with a kick to the midsection. Costa backs up Hendricks with a head kick attempt that gets blocked, Costa starts taking some swings against Hendricks. Costa attempts a roundhouse kick against Hendricks, Hendricks pops a swinging Costa with a counter left. Costa backs Hendricks into the cage wall with another high kick attempt, Costa cracks Hendricks with a few rights and a knee strike. Hendricks backs up Costa by landing a few lefts, Costa again catches Hendricks with a kick to the midsection. Hendricks starts catching Costa with some leg kicks of his own, Costa continues attacking the midsection of Hendricks. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Costa

Round Two: The round begins with Hendricks attacking Costa with a left followed by leg kicks, Costa accidentally pokes Hendricks in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Costa nailing Hendricks with a few rights, Costa charges at Hendricks while just swinging away at him. Costa also attacks Hendricks with a series of high kicks that get blocked, Costa destroys Hendricks with an uppercut and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Paulo Costa def. Johny Hendricks by TKO via strikes (1:23, R2)

#2 Stephen Thompson vs. #4 Jorge Masvidal

Round One: The round begins with Masvidal attacking Thompson with some oblique kicks, Thompson attacks Masvidal with a high kick that gets blocked. Thompson pops Masvidal with a side kick to the midsection, Masvidal also starts attacking Thompson with leg kicks. Thompson comes forward and he swings away at Masvidal, Masvidal cracks Thompson with a kick to the midsection. Thompson responds by nailing Masvidal with an overhand right, Thompson continues catching Masvidal with side kicks to the midsection. Thompson stuns Masvidal with a straight left to the face as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Thompson

Round Two: The round begins with Masvidal nailing Thompson with some oblique kicks, Thompson avoids a takedown to pop Masvidal with a two punch combination. Thompson drops Masvidal with a right and he allows him to stand up, Masvidal goes back to attacking Thompson with leg kicks. Thompson would then nail Masvidal with a right to the midsection, Thompson then hits Masvidal with a two punch combination. Thompson waits a short time before nailing Masvidal with a straight left, Masvidal then nails Thompson with a kick to the midsection. Thompson attacks Masvidal with a three strike combination as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Masvidal hunting for the takedown against Thompson, Thompson pops Masvidal with a two punch combo after eating some leg kicks. Thompson continues attacking Masvidal with punching combinations, Thompson then catches Masvidal with a side kick to the midsection. Masvidal then cracks Thompson in the shoulder with an overhand right, Thompson comes forward and he swings away at Masvidal. Masvidal also continues coming forward while attacking Thompson with strikes, Thompson catches an incoming Masvidal with a kick to the midsection. The competitors exchange a series of strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #2 Stephen Thompson def. #4 Jorge Masvidal by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

UFC Women’s Strawweight Title Fight: Joanna Jedrzejczyk (Champion) vs. #4 Rose Namajunas

Round One: The round begins with Namajunas attacking Jedrzejczyk with leg kicks, Namajunas then attacks Jedrzejczyk with a two punch combination. Jedrzejczyk starts swinging away against Namajunas as well, Jedrzejczyk starts attacking Namajunas with kicks as well. Namajunas drops Jedrzejczyk with a right and she gets top position on the ground, Jedrzejczyk wall walks to her feet as Namajunas swings away at her. Jedrzejczyk catches a swinging Namajunas with a counter strike combo, Namajunas charges forward and she nails Jedrzejczyk with a right. Namajunas drops Jedrzejczyk with a left hook and she pounces on her with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #4 Rose Namajunas def. Joanna Jedrzejczyk by knockout via strikes (3:03, R1) to win the UFC Women’s Strawweight Title

UFC Bantamweight Title Fight: Cody Garbrandt (Champion) vs. #2 TJ Dillashaw

Round One: The round begins with Garbrandt attempting a high kick against Dillashaw, Dillashaw starts nailing Garbrandt with leg kicks. The fighters take swings at each other and little lands, Garbrandt cracks Dillashaw with a multiple punch combination. Garbrandt pops a kicking Dillashaw with a two punch combination, Garbrandt continues nailing Dillashaw with punching combos. Dillashaw catches Garbrandt with a knee strike after eating a barrage of strikes, Garbrandt drops Dillashaw with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Garbrandt

Round Two: The round begins with Dillashaw attacking Garbrandt with a few kicks, Garbrandt nails a leaping Dillashaw with a right. Dillashaw drops Garbrandt with a head kick and Garbrandt gets right back up, Garbrandt responds by catching Dillashaw with a two punch combination. Dillashaw drops a swinging Garbrandt with a counter right hook and he pounces on him with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #2 TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt by TKO via strikes (2:41, R2) to win the UFC Bantamweight Title

UFC Middleweight Title Fight: Michael Bisping (Champion) vs. Georges St. Pierre

Round One: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, St. Pierre starts attacking Bisping with some leg kicks. St. Pierre cracks a swinging Bisping with a counter right, Bisping starts to swing wildly against St. Pierre. Bisping comes forward and he takes a few swings at St. Pierre, St. Pierre then cracks Bisping with a right. St. Pierre scores a takedown on Bisping and he gets him in the seated position, Bisping is able to scramble to his feet and get the fight standing. St. Pierre swings away at Bisping as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for St. Pierre

Round Two: The round begins with St. Pierre attempting a side kick against Bisping, St. Pierre starts peppering Bisping with jabs. Bisping starts catching St. Pierre with some leg kicks, St. Pierre then clips Bisping with a left hook while landing some more jabs. Bisping cracks a kicking St. Pierre with a counter right hook, St. Pierre dances around Bisping while landing more jabs. St. Pierre scores a takedown on Bisping and he gets the half guard, Bisping scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Bisping pops a swinging St. Pierre with a counter left, Bisping attempts a head kick and St. Pierre blocks it. St. Pierre catches Bisping with a kick to the midsection as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with St. Pierre scoring a takedown on Bisping and he gets the full guard, St. Pierre starts attacking Bisping with ground and pound. Bisping lands elbow strikes against St. Pierre while on his back, Bisping creates space and the fighters are standing again. Bisping then cracks St. Pierre with a short right hook, St. Pierre then cracks Bisping with an overhand right. St. Pierre starts attacking Bisping with some leg kicks, St. Pierre follows that up by catching Bisping with a side kick. St. Pierre drops Bisping with a left hook and he pounces on him with a plethora of elbow strikes, St. Pierre gets back control and he locks Bisping in a rear naked choke to force a submission.

Official Result: Georges St. Pierre def. Michael Bisping by submission via rear naked choke (4:23, R3) to win the UFC Middleweight Title

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