#2 Yoel Romero vs. #7 Paulo Costa

Round One: The round begins with Costa attacking Romero with a few kicks, Romero responds with a few swings of his own. Romero nails Costa with a head kick before attempting a takedown, Costa backs Romero up while taking a few swings at him. Costa briefly drops a swinging Romero with a counter left, Romero gets up and he drops Costa. Costa gets up and he swings away at a backing Romero, Costa nails Romero with multiple body kicks. Costa cracks a spinning Romero with a right to the midsection, Costa keeps Romero against the cage wall while swinging at him. Romero nails Costa with a flying knee strike followed by a left, Costa accidentally nails Romero low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Romero attacking Costa with a few kicks, Romero then nails Costa with a left. Romero goes for a takedown and Costa nails him with a few strikes, Costa backs up Romero while landing a combination. Romero pops a swinging Costa with a counter left, Costa attempts a roundhouse kick against Romero as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Costa

Round Two: The round begins with Romero taking a few swings at Costa, Costa backs up Romero while throwing some combinations. Costa cracks Romero with some kicks to the midsection, Costa nails Romero with a short left hook. Costa lights up Romero with a multiple punch combination, Romero tries keeping Costa at a distance while kicking away at him. Romero also starts attacking Costa with a plethora of jabs, Costa comes forward and he nails Romero with a right. Costa eats more jabs before attacking Romero with an overhand right, Romero scores a takedown on Costa as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Romero and Costa peppering each other with jabs, Romero comes forward and he nails Costa with a combination. Costa goes back to kicking Romero in the midsection, Costa backs up Romero while landing some rights. Romero accidentally pokes Costa in the eyes and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other. Costa nails Romero with a few rights to the midsection, Romero comes forward and he nails Costa with combinations. Romero nails a swinging Costa with a back fist strike, Romero bacs Costa into the cage wall while landing a combination. Romero eats a leg kicks before nailing Costa with another combination, Romero inches closer while nailing Costa with uppercuts. Romero scores a takedown on Costa and Costa gets back up as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #7 Paulo Costa def. #2 Yoel Romero by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#7 Anthony Pettis vs. Nate Diaz

Round One: The round begins with Pettis and Diaz exchanging some kicks, Pettis pops a swinging Diaz with a counter right. Pettis also starts attacking Diaz with some leg kicks, Pettis and Diaz get into a brief striking exchange. The fighters clinch and they exchange some more strikes, Pettis lands a combo as he separates from Diaz. Pettis goes for a head kick against a swinging Diaz, Diaz grabs Pettis and he gets him against the cage wall. Diaz cracks Pettis with a few knee strikes before separating, Diaz scores a takedown on a kicking Pettis and he gets the open guard. Diaz attacks Pettis with some ground and pound, Diaz transitions to back control against Pettis. Diaz then gains full mount on Pettis while landing strikes, Diaz returns to back control while landing more strikes and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Diaz

Round Two: The round begins with Pettis injuring himself while attacking Diaz with a leg kick, Diaz comes forward and he swings away at Pettis. Pettis cracks a swinging Diaz with a counter left, Pettis comes forward and he attacks Diaz with a few rights. Pettis backs Diaz into the cage wall while taking a few swings at him, Pettis accidentally pokes Diaz in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Pettis nailing Diaz with a right before missing a head kick attempt, Diaz backs Pettis into the cage wall while swinging away at him. Diaz gets standing back control on Pettis while landing a few knee strikes, Diaz drags Pettis to the ground while getting side control. Diaz postures up and Pettis eats a knee strike when getting up, the fighters briefly separate and swing away at each other. Diaz and Pettis have a wild striking exchange near the cage wall, Diaz nails Pettis with multiple knee strikes to the head. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Diaz immediately backing Pettis into the cage wall as they swing away at each other, the fighters separate and continue swinging away at each other. Pettis grabs Diaz and he briefly gets him against the cage wall, Diaz destroys Pettis with a massive combinations. Diaz eventually drops Pettis on the tail end of that combination and he pounces on him with more strikes, Diaz gets back control on a downed Pettis while landing more strikes. Pettis spins at the right time to get top control against Diaz, Pettis starts attacking Diaz with some ground and pound, Pettis postures up and he quickly goes back on the ground against Diaz. Diaz nails Pettis with strikes while on his back, Diaz sweeps Pettis and he gets back control a short time later. Pettis sweeps Diaz and regains top control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Diaz (Final Score: 30-26 for Diaz)

Official Result: Nate Diaz def. #7 Anthony Pettis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

UFC Heavyweight Championship
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. #1 Stipe Miocic

Round One: The round begins with Cormier attacking Miocic with some leg kicks, Miocic responds with a few leg kicks of his own on Cormier. Cormier fakes a takedown before nailing Miocic with a left hook, Cormier nails an incoming Miocic with a two punch combination. Cormier starts attacking Miocic with some combinations, Cormier scores a takedown on Miocic and he gets the half guard. Cormier quickly gains side control and then half guard again against Miocic, Miocic eventually gets Cormier in his full guard. Cormier starts attacking Miocic with some ground and pound, Cormier postures up and he gets back control on Miocic a short time later. Cormier attacks Miocic with a ton of hammer fists, Miocic gets up and Cormier nails him with elbow strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cormier

Round Two: The round begins with Miocic attacking Cormier with a few jabs, Cormier goes back to attacking Miocic with some leg kicks. Miocic tries staying at a distance while swinging at Cormier, Cormier comes forward and he attacks Miocic with combinations. Cormier nails Miocic in the head with an elbow strike, Miocic nails an incoming Cormier with a three punch combination. Miocic grabs Cormier and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Miocic pops Cormier with a few jabs. Cormier responds by cracking Miocic with a right, Cormier eventually gets Miocic against the cage wall after taking a few more swings at each other. The fighters separate and Miocic pops Cormier with a few rights, Cormier fires back and he nails Miocic with a few of his own rights. Cormier stays close to Miocic while landing more combinations, Cormier nails Miocic with a head kick as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Miocic again peppering Cormier with some jabs, Miocic backs up Cormier with a two punch combination. Miocic also goes after Cormier with some leg kicks, Cormier backs up Miocic while landing a few lefts. Cormier starts attacking Miocic with leg kicks of his own, Miocic grabs Cormier and he gets him against the cage wall. Miocic attacks Cormier with a few strikes while in the clinch, Miocic separates from Cormier after attempting a spinning elbow strike. Cormier follows Miocic around the Octagon as they swing away at each other, Miocic scores a takedown onCormier and Cormier gets right back up while eating a knee strike. Miocic cracks an incoming Cormier with a right uppercut, Cormier backs up Miocic after landing a two punch combination. Miocic and Cormier exchange some rights by the cage wall, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cormier (Overall Score: 30-27 for Cormier)

Round Four: The round begins with Miocic attacking Cormier with jabs and leg kicks, Cormier fires back at Miocic with some leg kicks. Miocic cracks Cormier with a few left hooks to the midsection, Cormier comes forward and he pops Miocic with a short right. Miocic starts focusing his attack on the midsection of Cormier, Cormier starts charging forward and taking swings at Miocic. Cormier cracks a swinging Miocic with a counter right hook, Miocic continuously nails Cormier with lefts to the midsection. Miocic stuns Cormier with a two punch combination, Miocic drops Cormier with a multiple punch combination afterwards and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #1 Stipe Miocic def. Daniel Cormier by KO via strikes (4:09, R4) to win the title

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