UFC 242 Results: An Undisputed UFC Lightweight Champion Is Crowned

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Main Card (2pm EST., ESPN+)

UFC Lightweight Championship Unification
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Dustin Poirier by submission via rear naked choke (2:06, R3) to become the Undisputed UFC Lightweight Champion

#10 Paul Felder def. #7 Edson Barboza by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 27-30)

#15 Islam Makhachev def. Davi Ramos by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)

#4 Curtis Blaydes def. #9 Shamil Abdurakhimov by TKO via strikes (2:22, R2)

Diego Ferreira def. Mairbek Taisumov by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

Preliminary Card (12pm EST., FX)

#5 Joanne Calderwood def. #6 Andrea Lee by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 28-29)

Zubaira Tukhugov fought Lerone Murphy to a split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)

Sarah Moras def. Liana Jojua by TKO via strikes (2:26, R3)

Ottman Azaitar def. Teemu Packalen by KO via punch (3:33, R1)

Preliminary Card (10:15am EST., ESPN+)

Belal Muhammad def. Takashi Sato by submission via rear naked choke (1:55, R3)

Muslim Salikhov def. Nordine Taleb by KO via punch (4:26, R1)

Omari Akhmedov def. Zak Cummings by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Don Madge def. Fares Ziam by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)


Don Madge vs. Fares Ziam

Round One: The round begins with Madge attacking Ziam with some leg kicks, Madge grabs Ziam and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, the fighters exchange some knee strikes as well. Madge briefly separates and he pops Ziam with a right, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Madge getting Ziam back against the cage wall after a brief exchange, the fighters stay in the clinch until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Madge

Round Two: The round begins with Madge instantly getting Ziam against the cage wall after a brief exchange, the fighters exchange a few strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Ziam attacks Madge with a few combinations, Madge gets Ziam back against the cage wall after eating a knee strike. The fighters again exchange some strikes while in the clinch, the fighters briefly separate and swing away at each other. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with the fighters exchanging a few kicks. Ziam grabs Madge and gets him against the cage wall, Madge nails Ziam with a two punch combo before scoring a takedown. Madge lands a little ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters instantly clinching and battling along the cage wall, the fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. Ziam drags Madge to the ground for a moment while attempting a kimura, the fighters separate and Ziam attacks Madge with a three punch combo. Madge scores a takedown on Ziam and he gets the full guard, Madge attacks Ziam with some ground and pound. Madge briefly gains the full mount on Ziam as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Don Madge def. Fares Ziam by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings

Round One: The round begins with Akhmedov attacking Cummings with a body kick, Cummings accidentally kicks Akhmedov low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Akhmedov attacking Cummings with leg kicks, Akhmedov nails Cummings with a kick to the midsection. Cummings responds by landing his own kick to the midsection of Akhmedov, Cummings drops Akhmedov with a left hook and Akhmedov gets back up. Akhmedov and Cummings briefly swing away at each other, Akhmedov scores a takedown on Cummings and he gets the half guard. Cummings scrambles to his feet and Akhmedov drags him back to the ground, Akhmedov postures up and misses a right as Cummings gets to his feet. Cummings goes for a high kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cummings

Round Two: The round begins with Cummings attempting a high kick against Akhmedov, Akhmedov clips Cummings with a wild right. Akhmedov causes an incoming Cummings to stumble with a left hook, Cummings starts attacking Akhmedov with leg kicks. Akhmedov responds by landing some leg kicks of his own against Cummings, Akhmedov and Cummings exchange a few punching combinations. Akhmedov nails a kicking Cummings with a two punch combination, Cummings rocks a swinging Akhmedov with a counter strike combinations. Akhmedov grabs Cummings and he gets him against the cage wall, Akhmedov attacks Cummings with knee strikes while in the clinch. Cummings drops for a guillotine choke and Akhmedov escapes to get top position on the ground, Akhmedov lands a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Cummings taking a few swings at Akhmedov, Akhmedov comes forward as the fighters swing away at each other. Akhmedov starts attacking Cummings with some leg kicks, Akhmedov looks for the counter strikes against Cummings. Cummings also starts landing leg kicks against Akhmedov, Akhmedov looks for the takedown and Cummings blocks it. Akhmedov scores a takedown on Cummings and he gets the half guard, Akhmedov attacks Cummings with some ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Omari Akhmedov def. Zak Cummings by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov

Round One: The round begins with Taleb attacking Salikhov with a few kicks, Salikhov starts nailing Taleb with some leg kicks. Salikhov backs up Taleb by landing a spinning back kick to the midsection, Taleb accidentally kicks Salikhov low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Salikhov attacking Taleb with more leg kicks, Taleb looks for a superman punch against Salikhov. Salikhov catches a swinging Taleb with a counter right, Taleb nails a spinning Salikhov with a counter right. Salikhov levels Taleb with a right cross and Taleb goes out cold.

Official Result: Muslim Salikhov def. Nordine Taleb by KO via punch (4:26, R1)

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