UFC 218 Results: Holloway vs. Aldo II, Ngannou Battles Overeem For A Title Shot & Two Potential FOTY Candidates

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

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Max Holloway def. #1 Jose Aldo by TKO via strikes (4:51, R3) to retain the UFC Featherweight Title

#4 Francis Ngannou def. #1 Alistair Overeem by KO via punch (1:42, R1)

#2 Henry Cejudo def. #4 Sergio Pettis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#4 Eddie Alvarez def. #5 Justin Gaethje by TKO via knee strike (3:59, R3)

#5 Tecia Torres def. #6 Michelle Waterson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

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

Paul Felder def. Charles Oliveira by KO via elbow strikes (4:06, R2)

Yancy Medeiros def. #15 Alex Oliveira by TKO via strikes (2:02, R3)

David Teymur def. Drakkar Klose by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

#9 Felice Herrig def. #11 Cortney Casey by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (6:15pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Sabah Homasi by TKO via strikes (4:21, R1)

Dominick Reyes def. Jeremy Kimball by submission via rear naked choke (3:39, R1)

Justin Willis def. Allen Crowder by KO via punch (2:33, R1)

Amanda Bobby Cooper def. Angela Magana by TKO via strikes (4:34, R2)


Round By Round Recap

Justin Willis vs. Allen Crowder

Round One: The round begins with Crowder attacking Willis with some leg kicks, Willis catches a kick from Crowder and he pops him with a bunch of lefts. Willis nails Crowder with a punching combination followed by a knee strike, Willis backs Crowder into the cage wall after landing another punching combination. Willis continuously attacks Crowder with a plethora of lefts, Willis hits a kicking Crowder with a two punch combination. Willis rocks Crowder with a left hook and drops him with the follow up punch that causes the referee to jump in.

Official Result: Justin Willis def. Allen Crowder by KO via punch (2:33, R1)

Jeremy Kimball vs. Dominick Reyes

Round One: The round begins with Reyes attempting a front kick against Kimball, Kimball charges at Reyes while landing a punching combination. Kimball scores a takedown on Reyes and Reyes gets back up, Kimball holds Reyes against the cage wall while landing a few strikes. Reyes scores a takedown on Kimball and he gets side control, Kimball traps Reyes in his full guard while eating a few strikes. Reyes transitions to back control on Kimball after briefly posturing up, Reyes attacks Kimball with a bunch of elbow strikes. Reyes locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Dominick Reyes def. Jeremy Kimball by submission via rear naked choke (3:39, R1)

Sabah Homasi vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan

Round One: The round begins with Homasi attacking Alhassan with some leg kicks followed by a right, Homasi then cracks Alhassan with a two punch combination. Alhassan cracks a swinging Homasi with a counter right, Alhassan follows Homasi around the cage while landing rights and uppercuts. Alhassan grabs Homasi and he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate after Alhassan lands a few more strikes. Homasi attacks Alhassan with knee strikes and uppercuts, Homasi scores a takedown on Alhassan and he lands multiple elbow strikes on the ground. Alhassan scrambles to his feet and he holds Homasi against the cage wall, Alhassan charges at Homasi while just swinging wildly at him. The fighters clinch and Homasi nails Alhassan with knee strikes, Alhassan scores a takedown on Homasi and Homasi gets back up. The fighters briefly separate and have a wild striking exchange, Alhassan drops Homasi during the exchange and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Sabah Homasi by TKO via strikes (4:21, R1)

Amanda Bobby Cooper vs. Angela Magana

Round One: The round begins with Magana attacking Cooper with some leg kicks, Cooper attacks Magana with a two punch combination. Cooper tries keeping Magana at a distance while peppering her with jabs, Cooper scores a takedown on Magana and Magana gets right up. The fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch, Cooper counters a Magana takedown to get full mount and then back control. Cooper starts attacking with ground and pound, Magana eventually traps Cooper in her full guard while eating more strikes. Cooper returns to the half guard position against Magana, Cooper goes back to attacking Magana with ground and pound. Cooper gets full mount back and then back control again, Cooper nails Magana with more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cooper

Round Two: The round begins with Cooper swinging away at Magana, Cooper scores a takedown on Magana and she gets the full guard. Cooper starts attacking Magana with some ground and pound, Cooper transitions to the half guard on Magana. Cooper then gains the side control position against Magana, Cooper quickly advances to back control on Magana. Cooper looks for the rear naked choke and lets it go to nail Magana with more strikes, Cooper goes back to the half guard while assaulting Magana with more strikes. Cooper regains back control while nailing Magana with more strikes, Cooper turns up the heat with the strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Amanda Bobby Cooper def. Angela Magana by TKO via strikes (4:34, R2)

#9 Felice Herrig vs. #11 Cortney Casey

Round One: The round begins with Herrig nailing Casey with a left hook followed by a right, Casey attacks Herrig with punching combos of her own. Casey also starts attacking Herrig with some leg kicks, Casey then pops a swinging Herrig with a counter right. Casey continues nailing Herrig with counter strike combinations, Herrig cracks a swinging Casey with a counter left hook. Herrig charges at Casey and Casey nails her with a combination, Herrig scores a takedown on Casey and she gets the half guard. Casey uses a kimura attempt to sweep Herrig and get top position, Casey gets up and she allows Herrig to stand as well. Herrig comes forward and she swings away at Casey, the fighters get into a striking exchange as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Casey

Round Two: The round begins with Herrig catching a swinging Casey with a two punch combination, Casey goes back to attacking Herrig with leg kicks. Casey then pops an incoming Herrig with a left hook, Herrig charges forward to nail Casey with a left hook of her own. Casey responds by nailing Herrig with a front kick to the midsection, Herrig ends a striking exchange by nailing Casey with a right. Herrig then cracks Casey with an overhand right, Casey pops a wildly swinging Herrig with a few uppercuts. Casey comes forward to nail Herrig with a multiple punch combination, Herrig recovers to catch Casey with a counter left. Casey continues to try and pick apart Herrig with counter strikes, Herrig nails Casey with a kick to the midsection followed by a right as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Casey attacking Herrig with some leg kicks, Herrig comes forward and she swings away at Casey. Herrig charges at Casey while throwing a wild punching combination, Herrig starts nailing Casey with some leg kicks of her own. Casey pops an incoming Herrig with a right uppercut, Casey nails Herrig with a leg kick followed by a straight right. Herrig catches Casey with a few overhand rights, Herrig comes forward to hit Casey with a left to the midsection. Herrig backs up Casey by landing another overhand right, Herrig continuously charges at Casey while throwing punches. The fighters exchange kicks to the midsection and then they swing wildly at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #9 Felice Herrig def. #11 Cortney Casey by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

David Teymur vs. Drakkar Klose

Round One: The round begins with Klose attacking Teymur with a high kick, Teymur starts nailing Klose with some leg kicks. Teymur then pops Klose with a two punch combination, Klose comes forward to nail Teymur with a knee strike. Teymur recovers and he cracks Klose with a straight left, the fighters exchange some kicks to the midsection. Teymur holds Klose against the cage wall as they exchange knee strikes, Klose charges at Teymur while swinging wildly at him. Teymur clocks a kicking Klose with a counter left hook, Teymur charges forward to nail Klose with a right. Klose scores a takedown and Teymur gets right back up, Teymur attacks Klose with a ton of high kicks that all get blocked and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Teymur

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Teymur backs up Klose with a series of kicks. Klose attacks Teymur with a flying knee strike followed by a bunch of strikes, Klose starts hunting for the takedown against Teymur. Teymur continuously attempts high kicks against Klose, Teymur connects with a head kick against Klose. Teymur follows that up by catching Klose with a  straight left, Teymur also looks for some takedowns against Klose. Teymur cracks a swinging Klose with a counter left hook, Klose nails Teymur with a kick to the midsection followed by a punching combination. Klose goes for a flying knee strike and Teymur scores a takedown as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Klose coming forward and swinging away at Teymur, Teymur then cracks Klose with a head kick. Teymur goes back to attacking Klose with some leg kicks, Klose chases Teymur around the cage while swinging wildly at him. Teymur catches a swinging Klose with a knee strike to the midsection, Teymur accidentally pokes Klose in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Klose attempting a flying knee strike and missing Teymur, Klose eats a kick to the midsection before attacking Teymur with a high kick. Klose then catches Teymur with a spinning heel kick to the midsection, Teymur responds by catching Klose with a kick to the midsection as well. Teymur continues attacking Klose with a variety of kicks, Klose scores a takedown on Teymur and he gets side control. Teymur quickly scrambles back to his feet to get the fight standing again, Teymur kicks away at Klose as the round ends.

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

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

#15 Alex Oliveira vs. Yancy Medeiros

Round One: The round begins with Medeiros catching Oliveira with a left, Oliveira catches Medeiros with a kick to the midsection followed by a right. Medeiros drops Oliveira with a straight left and he pounces on him with strikes, Oliveira gets up and he swings wildly at Medeiros. Oliveira grabs Medeiros and he holds him against the cage wall, Oliveira accidentally knee strikes Medeiros in the balls and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Oliveira dropping Medeiros with a straight right, Medeiros gets up and Oliveira catches him with a knee strike. Oliveira charges at Medeiros while throwing a few rights, Oliveira drops Medeiros with another right. Medeiros gets up and Oliveira crushes him with a plethora of strikes, Medeiros eats a knee strike before cracking Oliveira with an elbow strike. Oliveira continues coming forward and swinging away at Medeiros, Medeiros cracks Oliveira with a few more elbow strikes. Medeiros and Oliveira get into a wild striking exchange near the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Oliveira

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters attacking each other with kicks, Oliveira nails Medeiros with a few front kicks to the midsection. Oliveira charges at Medeiros while landing several rights, Medeiros nails Oliveira with a left to the midsection. Medeiros rocks Oliveira with a few lefts to the head, Medeiros then nails Oliveira with a kick to the midsection. Medeiros stuns an incoming Oliveira with a short left to the face, Medeiros attacks Oliveira with a high kick. Medeiros backs Oliveira into the cage wall while landing a combination, Oliveira charges forward to hit Medeiros with a right. Oliveira goes for a wheel kick and Medeiros gets out of the way, Oliveira attacks Medeiros with kicks to the midsection. Oliveira comes forward while attacking Medeiros with rights, Medeiros scores a takedown on Oliveira and he gets full mount. Medeiros starts attacking Oliveira with a lot of ground and pound, Oliveira scrambles to his feet as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Medeiros attempting a head kick against Oliveira, Medeiros then cracks Oliveira with a kick to the midsection. Oliveira charges at Medeiros while attacking him with a punching combination, Oliveira scores a takedown and Medeiros gets right back up. Oliveira scores another takedown and he gets back control on Medeiros, Medeiros spins at the right time to get top position on Oliveira. Medeiros transitions to the half guard against Oliveira, Oliveira scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Medeiros backs Oliveira into the cage with a huge combination, Medeiros drops Oliveira with a bunch of lefts and he pounces on him with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Yancy Medeiros def. #15 Alex Oliveira by TKO via strikes (2:02, R3)

Charles Oliveira vs. Paul Felder

Round One: The round begins with Oliveira attacking Felder with some leg kicks, Felder catches Oliveira with a two punch combination. Oliveira scores a takedown on Felder and Felder gets right back up, Oliveira drags Felder back to the ground while gaining back control. Felder scrambles and Oliveira locks him in a d’arce choke, Felder escapes the choke and Oliveira nails him with a knee strike. Felder gets up and Oliveira jumps on his back, Felder shakes Oliveira off of him and he gets top position on the ground. Felder starts attacking Oliveira with some ground and pound, Felder postures up and he nails Oliveira with more strikes. Felder hits Oliveira with a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Oliveira

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters clinching along the cage wall, Felder drops Oliveira with an elbow strike and he pounces on him with more strikes. Felder settles into the half guard against Oliveira, Felder postures up and Oliveira pulls guard to get him back to the ground. Oliveira rolls for a knee bar and Felder escapes to posture up, Felder goes back to the ground to attack Oliveira with more strikes. Felder attacks Oliveira with a plethora of elbow strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Paul Felder def. Charles Oliveira by KO via elbow strikes (4:06, R2)

#5 Tecia Torres vs. #6 Michelle Waterson

Round One: The round begins with Waterson attacking Torres with a high kick, Torres charges at Waterson while throwing strikes. Waterson scores a takedown on Torres, Torres gets right back to her feet and Waterson jumps on her back. Waterson gets off the back of Torres before holding her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Torres cracks Waterson with some rights. Waterson starts attacking Torres with some leg kicks, Torres attacks Waterson with knee strikes to the midsection followed by a right. Torres gets Waterson against the cage wall while landing a bunch of strikes, the fighters separate and Torres gets Waterson back against the cage wall. Waterson catches Torres with a knee strike as they separate, Torres again gets Waterson against the cage wall until they separate again. Torres again gets Waterson against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Torres

Round Two: The round begins with Torres attacking Waterson with a punching combination, Torres catches a swinging Waterson with some counter rights. Waterson recovers and she catches Torres with a knee strike, Waterson scores a takedown on Torres and she gets the open guard. Waterson transitions to the half guard position against Torres, Torres eventually gets Waterson in her full guard again. Torres rolls for an arm bar and Waterson escapes to get side control, Torres eats a knee strike from Waterson as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Torres attacking Waterson with a two punch combination, Torres eats a few jabs before attacking Waterson with a high kick. Waterson then cracks a kicking Torres with a counter right, Torres grabs Waterson and she holds her against the cage wall. Torres cracks Waterson with a right as they separate, Torres catches a swinging Waterson with a counter right uppercut. Torres backs Waterson into the cage wall with a punching combination, Torres again nails a swinging Waterson with a counter right. Waterson barely connects with an uppercut on a swinging Torres, Torres scores a takedown on Waterson and she gets back control. Torres attacks Waterson with a lot of ground and pound Waterson spins to get top position on Torres as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #5 Tecia Torres def. #6 Michelle Waterson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

#4 Eddie Alvarez vs. #5 Justin Gaethje

Round One: The round begins with Gaethje attacking Alvarez with leg kicks, Alvarez catches a kicking Gaethje with a counter right. Alvarez follows that up by popping Gaethje with a multi-punch combination, Gaethje also connects with a right on Alvarez. Alvarez starts attacking Gaethje with some leg kicks of his own, Alvarez continues nailing Gaethje with punching combinations. Gaethje catches a swinging Alvarez with a combo of his own, Alvarez eats more kicks as he nails Gaethje with an uppercut. Alvarez continuously attacks Gaethje with uppercuts, Alvarez scores a takedown and Gaethje quickly gets back to his feet. Alvarez starts using punching combos to attack the midsection of Gaethje, Alvarez backs up a swinging Gaethje with some lefts. Alvarez charges forward while swinging away at Gaethje, Gaethje scores a takedown on Alvarez as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Alvarez

Round Two: The round begins with Alvarez attacking Gaethje with some leg kicks, Alvarez then cracks Gaethje with a right. Alvarez attacks Gaethje with left hooks after eating leg kicks, Gaethje tries keeping Alvarez at a distance by landing jabs. Gaethje comes forward to nail Alvarez with a left hook, Gaethje backs Alvarez into the cage wall with a punching combination. Gaethje follows up on that by popping Alvarez with some uppercuts, Alvarez attacks Gaethje with combinations of his own. Gaethje and Alvarez have some striking exchanges in the center of the Octagon, Alvarez attacks the midsection of Gaethje with punching combinations. Alvarez swings away at Gaethje before landing a knee strike to the midsection, Alvarez backs up Gaethje with blows to the midsection. Gaethje catches a swinging Alvarez with a knee strike to the midsection, Alvarez catches Gaethje with more body shots and a head kick as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Gaethje immediately attacking Alvarez with leg kicks, Alvarez comes forward and he swings away at Gaethje. Alvarez eats more leg kicks as he attacks Gaethje with combinations, the fighters stand in the middle of the cage while swinging away at each other. Gaethje attempts a high kick before nailing Alvarez with an uppercut, Alvarez responds by attacking Gaethje with a knee strike. Alvarez eats a ton of leg kicks while swinging away at Gaethje, Alvarez scores a takedown and Gaethje gets right back up. Gaethje pops Alvarez with an uppercut after throwing more leg kicks, Alvarez comes forward to nail Gaethje with uppercuts. Gaethje nails an incoming Alvarez with uppercuts and right hooks, Alvarez destroys Gaethje with a knee strike and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #4 Eddie Alvarez def. #5 Justin Gaethje by TKO via knee strike (3:59, R3)

#2 Henry Cejudo vs. #4 Sergio Pettis

Round One: The round begins with Pettis attacking Cejudo with some leg kicks, Cejudo comes forward to get into a striking exchange with Pettis. Pettis then catches Cejudo with a few lefts, Cejudo scores a takedown on Pettis and he gets side control. Cejudo starts attacking Pettis with some ground and pound, Cejudo gains back control on Pettis while landing knee strikes. Pettis eats some shots as he traps Cejudo in the full guard, Cejudo crushes Pettis with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cejudo

Round Two: The round begins with Cejudo attacking Pettis with some kicks, Pettis responds by kicking Cejudo in the midsection. Pettis then pops Cejudo with a few right hooks, Cejudo scores a takedown on Pettis and he gets the full guard. Cejudo transitions to back control after nailing Pettis with a few strikes, Pettis scrambles to his feet and he separates from Cejudo. Cejudo then cracks Pettis with a three punch combination, Pettis goes for a roundhouse kick as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Pettis taking a few swings at Cejudo, Pettis catches a swinging Cejudo with some counter strikes. Cejudo scores a takedown on Pettis and he gets the open guard, Cejudo attacks Pettis with some ground and pound. Cejudo briefly postures up before gaining side control on Pettis, Pettis eventually gets Cejudo back in his full guard. Pettis scrambles to his feet and separates from Cejudo, Cejudo attempts a high kick and Pettis blocks it. Pettis jabs away at Cejudo as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #2 Henry Cejudo def. #4 Sergio Pettis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#1 Alistair Overeem vs. #4 Francis Ngannou

Round One: The round begins with Overeem immediately swinging at Ngannou, Ngannou grabs Overeem and he holds him against the cage wall. Ngannou attacks Overeem with a few strikes as he gets him on the cage wall, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Overeem destroys a swinging Overeem with a counter left hook and Overeem goes out cold.

Official Result: #4 Francis Ngannou def. #1 Alistair Overeem by KO via punch (1:42, R1)

UFC Featherweight Title Fight: Max Holloway (Champion) vs. #1 Jose Aldo

Round One: The round begins with Holloway peppering Aldo with some jabs, Holloway comes forward and he swings away at Aldo. Aldo catches a swinging Holloway with a combination of his own, Aldo starts attacking Holloway with some leg kicks. Aldo starts attacking Holloway with some power heavy punches, the fighters clinch and Aldo connects with a knee strike. Holloway then cracks Aldo with a right to the midsection, Aldo catches a swinging Holloway with a counter right. Holloway attempts a high kick and Aldo blocks it, Aldo mauls Holloway with an uppercut as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Aldo

Round Two: The round begins with Holloway jabbing away at Aldo, Aldo goes back to attacking Holloway with leg kicks. Aldo pops a swinging Holloway with a two punch combination, Aldo connects with a left to the midsection of Holloway before eating a right. Holloway comes forward while nailing Aldo with a three punch combination, the fighters clinch until Aldo shoves Holloway away. Holloway then cracks Aldo with a right to the midsection, Holloway continues swinging away at Aldo until they clinch, the fighters separate and Holloway catches Aldo with a spinning back kick. Holloway follows that up by nailing Aldo with a punching combination as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Holloway coming forward and swinging away at Aldo, Aldo goes back to attacking Holloway with leg kicks. Holloway charges at Aldo while throwing a punching combination, Aldo nails Holloway with an elbow strike after a brief clinch. Holloway and Aldo get into a wild striking exchange that rocks them both, Holloway attempts a high kick and Aldo blocks it. Holloway rocks Aldo badly during a pair of punching combinations, Holloway backs Aldo into the cage wall while assaulting him with a plethora of unanswered punches. Aldo goes for a takedown and Holloway winds up in top position, Holloway attacks Aldo with a lot of ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Max Holloway def. #1 Jose Aldo by TKO via strikes (4:51, R3) to retain the UFC Featherweight Title

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