UFC 244 Results: The First Ever BMF Champion Is Crowned & Several Big Finishes

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Main Card (10pm EST., ESPN+)

BMF Championship
#3 Jorge Masvidal def. #7 Nate Diaz by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R3) to win the title

#10 (WW) Darren Till def. #4 Kelvin Gastelum by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 27-30)

#9 Stephen Thompson def. #14 Vicente Luque by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

#5 Derrick Lewis def. #8 Blagoy Ivanov by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

#10 Kevin Lee def. #11 Gregor Gillespie by KO via head kick (2:47, R1)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., ESPN 2)

#7 Corey Anderson def. #11 Johnny Walker by TKO via strikes (2:07, R1)

#12 Shane Burgos def. Makwan Amirkhani by TKO via strikes (4:32, R3)

#13 Edmen Shahbazyan def. #11 Brad Tavares by KO via head kick (2:27, R1)

Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. Andrei Arlovski by KO via punch (0:29, R1)

Preliminary Card (6:30pm EST., ESPN+)

#1 Katlyn Chookagian def. #5 Jennifer Maia by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Lyman Good def. Chance Rencountre by TKO via strikes (2:03, R3)

Hakeem Dawodu def. Julio Arce by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)


Julio Arce vs. Hakeem Dawodu

Round One: The round begins with Dawodu attacking Arce with a variety of kicks, Dawodu starts nailing Arce with some leg kicks. Dawodu backs up Arce while throwing a high kick, Dawodu gets Arce against the cage wall after landing a knee strike. The fighters clinch and exchange a few knee strikes, the fighters separate and Arce hits Dawodu with a left to the midsection. Arce comes forward and he attacks Dawodu with a leaping knee strike followed by a left, Dawodu nails Arce with front kicks to the midsection. Arce backs up Dawodu after landing a straight left, the fighters clinch and exchange knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dawodu

Round Two: The round begins with Dawodu attacking Arce with some leg kicks, Dawodu and Arce get into a few striking exchanges. Dawodu grabs Arce and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Dawodu throws a few kicks. Arce eats a left before attacking Dawodu with a combination of his own, Dawodu continues attacking Arce with some high kicks. Arce scores a takedown on Dawodu and he gets the half guard, Arce transitions to back control against Dawodu. Dawodu spins at the right time to get top control on Arce, Dawodu postures up and he kicks away at the legs of Arce until Arce gets up. Arce hits Dawodu with a front kick to the face as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Dawodu nailing Arce with a multiple strike combination, Dawodu grabs Arce and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and take some swings at each other, Dawodu backs up a swinging Arce after landing a counter right. Dawodu gets Arce against the cage wall while landing knee strikes, the fighters separate and Dawodu cracks Arce with another right. Arce grabs a swinging Dawodu and gets him against the cage wall, Dawodu lands a few knee strikes before separating from Arce. Dawodu cracks a swinging Arce with a counter left followed by a knee strike, Arce looks for a takedown and Dawodu prevents it before landing more strikes. The fighters get into a striking exchange as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Hakeem Dawodu def. Julio Arce by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Lyman Good vs. Chance Rencountre

Round One: The round begins with Good attacking Rencountre with a punching combination, Rencountre starts nailing Good with some leg kicks. Good also attacks Rencountre with some leg kicks of his own, Good cracks a kicking Rencountre with a counter right. Good comes forward and he nails Rencountre with a right hook, Rencountre and Good get into some wild striking exchanges. Rencountre grabs Good and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and take some swings at each other. Good cracks Rencountre with a high kick followed by a multiple punch combination, Good then nails a backing Rencountre with a plethora of rights. Rencountre recovers and he nails Good with a knee strike to the midsection, Good cracks Rencountre with a high kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Good

Round Two: The round begins with Good and Rencountre taking a few swings at each other, Rencountre goes for a flying knee strike and Good counters with a combination. Good cracks a swinging Rencountre with a counter right, Good starts attacking Rencountre with some leg kicks. Good continues nailing Rencountre with punching combinations, Rencountre comes forward and Good throws more counter strikes. Rencountre nails a swinging Good with a step in knee strike to the midsection, Rencountre comes forward and he takes some swings at Good. Rencountre backs up Good after nailing him with a few straight lefts, Rencountre goes for a knee strike as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Rencountre coming forward and he attacks Good with lefts, Good cracks a swinging Rencountre with a counter right. Good continues attacking Rencountre with rights, Good rocks Rencountre with a head kick and the follow up combination forces the referee to jump in.

Official Result: Lyman Good def. Chance Rencountre by TKO via strikes (2:03, R3)

#1 Katlyn Chookagian vs. #5 Jennifer Maia

Round One: The round begins with Chookagian and Maia exchanging some jabs, Maia starts hitting Chookagian with some leg kicks. Chookagian cracks Maia with a few combinations, Chookagian comes forward and she attacks Maia with a high kick. Chookagian stays at a distance while picking Maia apart with strikes, Maia charges forward and she hits Chookagian with a left followed by a right. Maia grabs a kicking Chookagian and she gets her against the cage wall, Maia nails Chookagian with some knee strikes to the thighs before separating. Chookagian and Maia exchange some punching combinations, Chookagian attacks Maia with a variety of kicks. Chookagian nails a swinging Maia with a counter overhand right, Chookagian lands another right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Chookagian

Round Two: The round begins with Maia attacking Chookagian with some leg kicks, Chookagian comes forwards and she pops Maia with a right. Maia eats a few combinations before landing a kick to the midsection of Chookagian, Chookagian nails a swinging Maia with a head kick. Maia swings away at Chookagian after eating an uppercut, Maia continues charging at Chookagian while swinging away at her. Chookagian starts landing some leg kicks against Maia, Chookagian continuously lands combinations against Maia. Maia pops a swinging Chookagian with an overhand right, Maia continues throwing rights at Chookagian. Maia charges at Chookagian while landing a left hook, Chookagian pops a swinging Maia with a counter right. Chookagian looks for a takedown as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Maia coming forward while swinging away at Chookagian, Chookagian starts attacking Maia with some leg kicks. Maia grabs Chookagian and gets her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Chookagian lands more kicks. Maia continues charging forward while swinging away at Chookagian, Chookagian nails a swinging Maia with a counter right to the midsection. Maia cracks Chookagian with a kick to the midsection, Chookagian stays at a distance while peppering Maia with combinations. Maia grabs Chookagian and she scores a takedown a few moments later, Maia lands some ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #1 Katlyn Chookagian def. #5 Jennifer Maia by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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