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Main Card (10pm EST., ESPN+)

UFC Middleweight Championship Unification
Israel Adesanya def. Robert Whittaker by KO via strikes (3:33, R2) to become the undisputed UFC Middleweight Champion

#15 Dan Hooker def. #6 Al Iaquinta by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Serghei Spivac def. #14 Tai Tuivasa by submission via arm triangle choke (3:14, R2)

Dhiego Lima def. Luke Jumeau by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Yorgan De Castro def. Justin Tafa by KO via punch (2:10, R1)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., ESPN 2)

Jake Matthews def. Rostam Akman by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Callan Potter def. Maki Pitolo by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Brad Riddell def. Jamie Mullarkey by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Megan Anderson def. Zarah Fairn by submission via triangle choke (3:57, R1)

Preliminary Card (6:45pm EST., ESPN+)

Ji Yeon Kim def. Nadia Kassem by TKO via strikes (4:59, R2)

Khalid Taha def. Bruno Silva by submission via arm triangle choke (3:00, R3)


Khalid Taha vs. Bruno Silva

Round One: The round begins with Silva attacking Taha with some leg kicks, Taha drops a swinging Silva with a counter left. Silva gets up and he gets Taha against the cage wall, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Taha attempts a high kick against Silva, Silva and Taha crack each other with rights. Silva goes for a front kick to the face of Taha, Silva follows that by exchanging body kicks with Taha. Taha stuns Silva with a right hook to the chin, Silva accidentally kicks Taha low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Silva going for a roundhouse kick against Taha, Silva grabs Taha and gets him against the cage wall. Silva accidentally nails Taha low again and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Taha charging forward and swinging away at Silva. Silva gets Taha against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Taha

Round Two: The round begins with Silva attacking Taha with a body kick, Taha drops Silva with a combination. Silva gets up as Taha swings away at him, Silva recovers and he kicks Taha in the midsection. Silva scores a takedown on Taha after eating a few rights, Silva attacks Taha with some ground and pound. Silva postures up and Taha nails him with an up kick, Silva gains the side control position against Taha. Silva then moves into the half guard against Taha, Taha eats more strikes while getting Silva in his full guard. Silva postures up to land strikes and Taha nails him with another up kick, Silva keeps Taha down as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Silva going for a spinning high kick against Taha, Silva scores a takedown on Taha and he gets the open guard. Taha scrambles to his feet and Silva gets him against the cage wall, Taha attacks Silva with knee strikes and elbow strikes to avoid a takedown. The fighters separate and exchange some kicks, Silva looks for a takedown and Taha stuffs it while landing elbow strikes. Taha gets back control on Silva while landing more strikes, Taha gets full mount on a scrambling Silva and he locks in an arm triangle choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Khalid Taha def. Bruno Silva by submission via arm triangle choke (3:00, R3)

Nadia Kassem vs. Ji Yeon Kim

Round One: The round begins with Kim dropping a swinging Kassem with a counter left, Kassem gets up and the fighters swing away at each other. Kassem attacks Kim with a bunch of kicks to the midsection, Kassem grabs Kim and gets her against the cage wall. Kassem scores a takedown on Kim and she gets the open guard, Kassem postures up and Kim gets up after creating some space. Kassem grabs Kim and gets her against the cage wall again, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Kim charges at Kassem while swinging away at her, Kassem then cracks Kim with a superman punch. Kim continues coming forward and swinging away at Kassem, Kassem cracks Kim with some side kicks to the midsection. The fighters briefly clinch and exchange some strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kassem

Round Two: The round begins with Kim nailing a kicking Kassem with a counter right, Kassem attacks Kim with kicks and jabs. Kim nails Kassem with a combination after eating a right, Kassem uses front kicks to keep Kim at a distance. Kim and Kassem clinch as Kim lands a bunch of rights, Kim clobbers Kassem with a multiple punch combination as Kassem’s mouth piece falls out to halt the fight. The action resumes with Kassem and Kim having a wild striking exchange, Kim backs Kassem into the cage wall while swinging away at her. Kim rocks Kassem with a multiple punch combination, Kim drops Kassem with a pair of body shots and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Ji Yeon Kim def. Nadia Kassem by TKO via strikes (4:59, R2)

Megan Anderson vs. Zarah Fairn

Round One: The round begins with Fairn charging at Anderson while swinging away at her, Anderson grabs Fairn and gets her against the cage wall. Anderson looks for the takedown while Fairn attacks her with short rights, Anderson scores a takedown on Fairn and she gets the half guard. Anderson gains the full mount against Fairn, Anderson attacks Fairn with some ground and pound. Fairn sweeps Anderson to get top control on the ground, Anderson catches Fairn in a triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Megan Anderson def. Zarah Fairn by submission via triangle choke (3:57, R1)

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