UFC 223 Results: Two Title Fights & A FOTY Candidate

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

#2 Khabib Nurmagomedov def. #11 Al Iaquinta by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-43, 50-43) to win the UFC Lightweight Title

Rose Namajunas def. #1 Joanna Jedrzejczyk by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) to retain the UFC Women's Strawweight Title

#11 Renato Moicano def. #13 Calvin Kattar by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Chris Gruetzemacher def. Joe Lauzon by TKO via corner stoppage (5:00, R2)

Zabit Magomedsharipov def. Kyle Bochniak by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

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

#4 Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. #8 Felice Herrig by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Ashlee Evans-Smith def. Bec Rawlings by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Devin Clark def. Mike Rodriguez by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. #14 Evan Dunham by TKO via strikes (0:53, R1)


Devin Clark vs. Michael Rodriguez

Round One: The round begins with the fighters getting into a striking exchange, Clark scores a takedown on Rodriguez and Rodriguez gets back up. Clark holds Rodriguez against the cage wall while exchanging some knee strikes, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Rodriguez dropping Clark with a leg kick, Clark gets back up and Rodriguez gets him against the cage wall. Rodriguez stuns Clark with a multiple strike combination, Clark grabs Rodriguez and he gets him back against the cage wall while landing strikes. The fighters separate and Rodriguez attempts a flying knee strike against Clark, Clark scores a takedown on Rodriguez and he gets the open guard. Clark starts attacking Rodriguez with some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Clark

Round Two: The round begins with Rodriguez attempting a high kick against Clark, Rodriguez nails Clark with a straight left and a few kicks. Rodriguez then nails Clark with a knee strike to the midsection, Clark grabs Rodriguez and he gets him up against the cage wall. Clark attacks Rodriguez with a few strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Rodriguez lands an elbow strike. Rodriguez then pummels a kicking Clark with a counter left, Rodriguez gets Clark against the cage wall while landing a knee strike. Clark spins Rodriguez into the cage wall as the two exchange a few strikes, the fighters separate and Clark lands a left hook before scoring a takedown on Rodriguez. Clark attacks Rodriguez with strikes as he scrambles to his feet, Clark gets Rodriguez against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Clark eating elbow strikes while getting Rodriguez against the cage wall, Rodriguez tries creating space by landing knee strikes. Clark scores a takedown on Rodriguez and he gets back control, Rodriguez gets back to his feet as Clark swings away at him. Clark drags Rodriguez back to the ground and Rodriguez gets back up again, Clark again gets Rodriguez against the cage wall. Clark scores another takedown on Rodriguez and he gets the open guard, Clark starts attacking Rodriguez with some strikes. Rodriguez scrambles to his feet and Clark gets him against the cage wall, Rodriguez starts nailing Clark with knee strikes. Clark scores another takedown on Rodriguez and Rodriguez gets right back up while eating strikes, Rodriguez nails Clark with more knee strikes. Clark attacks Rodriguez with a punching combination as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Devin Clark def. Mike Rodriguez by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Bec Rawlings vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith

Round One: The round begins with Evans-Smith attacking Rawlings with some leg kicks, Evans-Smith catches a kicking Rawlings with a counter right. Evans-Smith attacks Rawlings with kicks and punching combinations, Evans-Smith chases Rawlings around the cage while throwing punches. Evans-Smith clinches with Rawlings while throwing a plethora of strikes, Evans-Smith cracks Rawlings with a kick to the midsection. Evans-Smith gets Rawlings against the cage wall while having a striking exchange, Evans-Smith goes for a spinning head kick against Rawlings. Rawlings catches a swinging Evans-Smith with a counter right hook, Evans-Smith assaults Rawlings with a few knee strikes while in the clinch. Rawlings then cracks Evans-Smith with a right, Evans-Smith scores a takedown and Rawlings gets back up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Evans-Smith

Round Two: The round begins with Evans-Smith attacking Rawlings with a few leg kicks, Evans-Smith backs up Rawlings with a few kicks to the midsection. Rawlings nails Evans-Smith with some leg kicks after eating an uppercut, Evans-Smith connects with a head kick against Rawlings. Evans-Smith cracks Rawlings with a punching combination and knee strike to the head, Rawlings responds by nailing Evans-Smith with a punching combination. Evans-Smith catches Rawlings with a spinning heel kick, Rawlings is catching Evans-Smith with more punching combinations. Evans-Smith charges at Rawlings while throwing a striking combination, Evans-Smith comes forward to pop Rawlings with an uppercut. Evans-Smith attacks Rawlings with a spinning back fist and it gets blocked, Evans-Smith goes for a takedown and Rawlings nails her with a knee strike as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Evans-Smith attacking Rawlings with some leg kicks, Evans-Smith then pops Rawlings with a two punch combination. Rawlings charges forward and she swings away at Evans-Smith, Evans-Smith attacks Rawlings with a head kick that gets blocked. Evans-Smith pops a kicking Rawlings with a right uppercut, Rawlings also attacks Evans-Smith with a few leg kicks. Evans-Smith then catches an incoming Rawlings with a left hook, Rawlings continues coming forward and swinging away at Evans-Smith. Evans-Smith continuously catches Rawlings with punching combinations, Rawlings then hits a swinging Evans-Smith with a counter right hook. Rawlings cracks Evans-Smith with another counter right as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ashlee Evans-Smith def. Bec Rawlings by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#14 Evan Dunham vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier

Round One: The round begins with Dunham immediately swinging away at Aubin-Mercier, Dunham stuns Aubin-Mercier with a left. Aubin-Mercier recovers to catch Dunham with a left to the midsection, Aubin-Mercier drops Dunham with a pair of knee strikes and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. #14 Evan Dunham by TKO via strikes (0:53, R1)

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