UFC 245 Results: Three Title Fights, But Only One Title Changes Hands

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Main Card (10pm EST., ESPN+)

Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez Rescheduled For November

UFC Welterweight Championship
Kamaru Usman def. #2 Colby Covington by TKO via strikes (4:10, R5) to retain the title

UFC Featherweight Championship
#1 Alexander Volkanovski def. Max Holloway by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 50-45) to win the title

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship
Amanda Nunes def. #1 Germaine De Randamie by unanimous decision (49-44, 49-46, 49-45) to retain the title

#1 Marlon Moraes def. #3 (FW) Jose Aldo by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#4 Petr Yan def. #12 Urijah Faber by KO via head kick (0:43, R3)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., ESPN 2)

#14 Geoff Neal def. Mike Perry by TKO via strikes (1:30, R1)

#10 Irene Aldana def. #2 Ketlen Vieira by KO via strikes (4:51, R1)

#14 Omari Akhmedov def. #10 Ian Heinisch by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Matt Brown def. Ben Saunders by KO via strikes (4:55, R2)

Preliminary Card (6:15pm EST., ESPN+)

Chase Hooper def. Daniel Teymur by TKO via strikes (4:34, R1)

#5 Brandon Moreno def. #6 Kai Kara France by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

#2 Jessica Eye def. #5 Viviane Araujo by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Punahele Soriano def. Oskar Piechota by KO via strikes (3:17, R1)


Punahele Soriano vs. Oskar Piechota

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few kicks, Piechota starts nailing Soriano with some leg kicks. Soriano drops Piechota after landing a pair of left hooks, Soriano pounces on a downed Piechota before getting back control. Piechota scrambles and he gets top control on Soriano, Piechota rolls for a kimura and Soriano escapes before eating a knee strike. The fighters get up and Soriano drags Piechota back to the ground, the fighters get up and Piechota throws a head kick. Soriano levels Piechota with a multiple punch combination and Piechota goes out cold.

Official Result: Punahele Soriano def. Oskar Piechota by KO via strikes (3:17, R1)

#2 Jessica Eye vs. #5 Viviane Araujo

Round One: The round begins with Eye attacking Araujo with some leg kicks, Araujo charges at Eye while swinging away at her. Araujo cracks a swinging Eye with a counter right hook, Araujo then nails Eye with a kick to the midsection. Eye responds by cracking Araujo with a left hook, Araujo and Eye exchange a few rights to the face. Eye barely connects with a spinning back fist against Araujo, Araujo nails a swinging Eye with a counter right. Araujo comes forward and she pops Eye with a left hook, Araujo and Eye exchange some more rights. Araujo scores a takedown on a kicking Eye and she gets the half guard, Araujo attacks Eye with some ground and pound. Eye scrambles to her feet and Araujo nails her with a left, Eye nails Araujo with a head kick before landing a few rights. Eye looks for a takedown and she nails Araujo with a knee strike afterwards, the fighters exchange leg kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Araujo

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters having a brief striking exchange, Eye starts popping Araujo with some rights. Araujo backs up Eye while landing a straight right, Eye starts attacking Araujo with some leg kicks. Eye then cracks Araujo with a right hook to the midsection, Araujo barely lands a superman punch against Eye. Eye backs up Araujo while swinging away at her, Eye nails a swinging Araujo with a kick to the midsection. Araujo scores a takedown on Eye and she gets side control, Eye scrambles to her feet as Araujo swings away at her. Eye then cracks Araujo with an overhand right, Eye continuously attacks Araujo with leg kicks. Eye grabs Araujo and she gets her against the cage wall, Eye nails Araujo with a knee strike as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Araujo popping Eye with a few jabs, Araujo nails a kicking Eye with a counter right. Eye starts attacking Araujo with leg kicks, Eye goes after Araujo while throwing combinations at her. Eye backs up Araujo after landing a three punch combination, Eye throws a high kick as Araujo looks for a takedown. Araujo responds by nailing Eye with an overhand right, Eye throws an overhand right and Araujo counters with a right. Eye continues cracking Araujo with right after right, Eye nails Araujo with a knee strike to the midsection as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #2 Jessica Eye def. #5 Viviane Araujo by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#5 Brandon Moreno vs. #6 Kai Kara France

Round One: The round begins with Moreno popping a kicking France with a counter left, France goes for a high kick and Moreno blocks it. Moreno and France exchange a few left hooks, France comes forward and he nails Moreno with a right. France starts going after Moreno with some leg kicks, Moreno charges forward and he attacks France with rights. Moreno backs up France while throwing a high kick, France rocks Moreno by landing a right followed by a leg kick. France throws a few kicks before nailing Moreno with another right, France continuously cracks Moreno with rights. Moreno comes forward and he attacks France with a few combinations, France leaps at Moreno while landing a right. Moreno throws a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for France

Round Two: The round begins with Moreno attacking the body of France with combinations, France comes back by attacking Moreno with rights. Moreno nails France with a few kicks to the midsection, Moreno backs up France while throwing combinations. Moreno nails a swinging France with a counter left hook, France responds by hitting Moreno with a two punch combination. France blocks a head kick after cracking Moreno with a right uppercut, Moreno continuously attacks France with high kicks. Moreno backs up France while throwing a few lefts, France recovers and he cracks Moreno with a right. Moreno nails a swinging France with a counter right as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Moreno and France exchanging high kick attempts, France starts attacking Moreno with some leg kicks. Moreno nails a kicking France with a counter left hook, Moreno attacks the body of France with some kicks. Moreno and France continue exchanging combinations, Moreno backs up France with a three punch combination. Moreno continues backing up France while swinging away at him, Moreno nails a swinging France with a counter left. Moreno cracks France with a lair of lefts to the body and head, France pops Moreno with a three punch combination. Moreno stuns a swinging France with a counter strike combination, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #5 Brandon Moreno def. #6 Kai Kara France by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Chase Hooper vs. Daniel Teymur

Round One: The round begins with Hooper nailing a swinging Teymur with a kick to the midsection, Hooper looks for a takedown and Teymur catches him in a d’arce choke. Hooper escapes and he gets Teymur against the cage wall, Hooper pulls guard and Teymur stays on his feet while swinging away at him. Teymur makes Hooper get up and Teymur nails Hooper with some rights, Hooper again pulls guard and Teymur stays on his feet. Hooper gets Teymur near the cage wall while getting standing back control, Hooper drags Teymur to the ground and he keeps back control. Hooper attacks Teymur with some ground and pound, Hooper locks in a rear naked choke and Hooper releases it to get side control. Hooper gains full mount and he attacks Teymur with a ton of strikes, Hooper regains back control and he gets the mounted triangle a short time later. Hooper attacks Teymur with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Chase Hooper def. Daniel Teymur by TKO via strikes (4:34, R1)

Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders

Round One: The round begins with Brown attacking Saunders with a push kick, Saunders goes for a high kick and Brown blocks it. Brown scores a takedown on Saunders and he gets the open guard, Saunders traps the head of Brown while landing elbow strikes. Saunders rolls for a triangle choke and Brown defends while throwing some strikes, Brown eventually escapes after long struggle and he keeps top control on Saunders. Brown gains the half guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Saunders

Round Two: The round begins with Brown attacking Saunders with some leg kicks, Brown and Saunders exchange a few combinations. Brown then nails Saunders with a knee strike followed by an elbow strike, Brown rocks Saunders with a high kick. Brown scores a takedown on Saunders and he gets the open guard, Brown attacks Saunders with some ground and pound. Brown gains the half guard against Saunders, Saunders eventually gets Brown in the full guard while eating some strikes. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Brown landing a few rights on Saunders. Brown scores a takedown on Saunders and he pounces on him with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Matt Brown def. Ben Saunders by KO via strikes (4:55, R2)

#10 Ian Heinisch vs. #14 Omari Akhmedov

Round One: The round begins with Heinisch and Akhmedov exchanging some leg kicks, Heinisch comes forward and he hits Akhmedov with a right. Heinisch looks for a takedown and Akhmedov attacks him with a combination, Heinisch recovers and he nails Akhmedov with a right. Akhmedov continuously attacks Heinisch with combinations, Akhmedov cracks a swinging Heinisch with a counter right. Heinisch throws a kick and Akhmedov throws a few rights in response, Heinisch then nails Akhmedov with a kick to the midsection. Akhmedov scores a takedown on Heinisch and he gets the half guard, Heinisch scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Akhmedov then cracks Heinisch with a two punch combination, Akhmedov swings away at Heinisch as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Akhmedov

Round Two: The round begins with Heinisch attempting a few kicks against Akhmedov, Akhmedov attacks Heinisch with some combinations. Akhmedov then cracks Heinisch with a two punch combination, Akhmedov and Heinisch exchange some leg kicks. Heinisch barely lands a spinning heel kick to the midsection of Akhmedov, Akhmedov cracks Heinisch with a left hook to the midsection. Akhmedov and Heinisch get into a brief striking exchange, Heinisch also nails Akhmedov with a kick to the midsection. Akhmedov grabs Heinisch and he gets him against the cage wall, Akhmedov scores a takedown on Heinisch and Heinisch gets back up. The fighters separate and Akhmedov attacks Heinisch with an overhand right, Akhmedov then cracks Heinisch with a short left hook. Heinisch gets Akhmedov against the cage wall after landing a knee strike, Heinisch scores a takedown as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Heinisch kicking Akhmedov in the midsection, Heinisch then hits Akhmedov with a left hook and leg kicks. Akhmedov fires back by taking some swings at Heinisch, Heinisch grabs a swinging Akhmedov and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Heinisch then nails Akhmedov with a knee strike during a high kick attempt. Akhmedov recovers and he rocks a swinging Heinisch with a counter left, Heinisch recovers and he gets Akhmedov against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Akhmedov takes some swings at Heinisch, Heinisch backs up Akhmedov while swinging away at him. Heinisch scores a takedown on Akhmedov and he gets him in a seated position, Heinisch gets back control while nailing Akhmedov with some strikes. Akhmedov scrambles to his feet and he separates from Heinisch, Akhmedov then nails Heinisch with a combination. Heinisch again gets Akhmedov against the cage wall, Heinisch gets free and he nails Akhmedov with a knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Heinisch (Overall Score: 29-28 for Akhmedov)

Official Result: #14 Omari Akhmedov def. #10 Ian Heinisch by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#2 Ketlen Vieira vs. #10 Irene Aldana

Round One: The round begins with Aldana attacking Vieira with some leg kicks, Vieira comes forward and she attacks Aldana with combinations. Vieira starts looking for counter strikes on a swinging Aldana, Aldana stuns Vieira by landing a straight right. Vieira and Aldana also start nailing each other with some jabs, Aldana hits a swinging Vieira with a counter right. Vieira responds by landing a counter right of her own against Aldana, Vieira then cracks Aldana with a left hook. Aldana lands a right and then a left to the midsection of Vieira, Vieira and Aldana continue exchanging combinations. Aldana levels Vieira with a left hook and Vieira goes out cold after some follow up strikes from Aldana.

Official Result: #10 Irene Aldana def. #2 Ketlen Vieira by KO via strikes (4:51, R1)

#14 Geoff Neal vs. Mike Perry

Round One: The round begins with Perry attacking Neal with some leg kicks, Perry also nails Neal with a kick to the midsection. Neal then cracks an incoming Perry with a short left, Neal rocks Perry with a head kick and he drops him with a massive combination afterwards to force the referee to jump in.

Official Result: #14 Geoff Neal def. Mike Perry by TKO via strikes (1:30, R1)

#4 Petr Yan vs. #12 Urijah Faber

Round One: The round begins with Faber attempting a few kicks against Yan, Yan lands some leg kicks against Faber. Faber comes forward and he cracks Yan with a knee strike, Faber takes a few swings at Yan and Yan avoids them before landing a left. Yan throws a high kick followed by a two punch combo at Faber, Yan steps forward and he pops Faber with a right. Yan nails Faber with a kick to the midsection before a brief clinch takes place, Faber goes for another clinch before hitting Yan with a left. Yan backs up Faber after landing a left uppercut, Faber responds by nailing Yan with a left hook. Faber looks for a clinch and Yan counters with a combination, Yan attacks Faber with a knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Yan

Round Two: The round begins with Faber and Yan exchanging some rights, Faber starts attacking Yan with some leg kicks. Yan comes forward and he swings away at Faber, Faber grabs Yan and gets him up against the cage wall. Faber cracks Yan with a left as they separate, Faber backs up a little before nailing Yan with a right. Faber looks for a takedown and Yan defends by landing uppercuts, Yan drops Faber with a combination and he pounces on him with more strikes. Faber gets up and Yan nails him with a knee strike to the midsection, Faber recovers and stuns Yan with a right. Yan drops Faber with an elbow strike and he gets back control on the ground, Faber gets up while eating a few strikes. Yan drags Faber back to the ground and the referee halts the fight so the doctor can check a cut on Faber, the action resumes with Yan getting back in top control on Faber. Yan attacks Faber with ground and pound, Faber scrambles to his feet and Yan swings away at him. Yan scores another takedown on Faber and he gets the half guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Yan (Overall Score: 20-17 for Yan)

Round Three: The round begins with Yan taking some swings at Faber, Yan then attacks Faber with a high kick. Faber looks for a clinch and Yan levels him with a head kick to force the referee to jump in.

Official Result: #4 Petr Yan def. #12 Urijah Faber by KO via head kick (0:43, R3)

#1 Marlon Moraes vs. #3 (FW) Jose Aldo

Round One: The round begins with Moraes rocking Aldo with a high kick followed by a combination, Moraes goes for another high kick a short time later. Aldo responds by nailing a swinging Moraes with a counter right, Moraes starts going after Aldo with some leg kicks. Moraes then cracks Aldo with a two punch combination, Aldo comes forward and the fighters take some swings at each other. Aldo keeps Moraes on the outside while swinging away at him, Aldo backs Moraes into the cage wall while landing some combinations. Moraes scores a takedown on Aldo and he gets the half guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Aldo

Round Two: The round begins with Moraes taking a few swings at a defending Aldo, Aldo starts attacking Moraes with some leg kicks. Moraes responds by landing some leg kicks of his own, Moraes and Aldo also exchange some jabs. Moraes goes for a high kick and Aldo manages to block it, Aldo keeps Moraes at a distance while swinging away at him. Aldo stuns Moraes after landing a few combinations, Moraes responds by popping Aldo with a left hook. Moraes goes for a wheel kick and Aldo blocks it, Aldo goes for a jumping knee strike and Moraes barely avoids it. Moraes lands a few jabs as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Aldo attacking Moraes with a series of jabs, Moraes responds by landing some jabs of his own. Aldo keeps Moraes at a distance while taking some swings at him, Aldo pops an incoming Moraes with a short right. Aldo attempts a flying knee strike against a backing Moraes, Aldo then hits Moraes with a two punch combination. Moraes goes for a wheel kick and Aldo avoids it, Moraes then nails Aldo with a left followed by a leg kick. Moraes eats a knee strike before nailing Aldo with a two punch combination, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #1 Marlon Moraes def. #3 (FW) Jose Aldo by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship
Amanda Nunes (c) vs. #1 Germaine De Randamie

Round One: The round begins with Nunes and De Randamie exchanging some leg kicks, Nunes then cracks De Randamie with an overhand right. Nunes continues to just swing away at De Randamie before scoring a takedown on her, Nunes attacks De Randamie with some ground and pound. De Randamie scrambles to her feet and Nunes catches her in a guillotine choke, De Randamie escapes and both fighters get up before De Randamie gets Nunes against the cage wall. De Randamie starts attacking Nunes with some knee strikes while in the clinch, Nunes scores another takedown on De Randamie and she instantly swings away at her. Nunes settles in the full guard of De Randamie while landing more strikes, Nunes postures up and she swings away at De Randamie. Nunes gains side control against De Randamie and she catches her in an arm triangle choke, Nunes releases the choke to land more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Nunes

Round Two: The round begins with De Randamie attacking Nunes with a high kick, Nunes goes after De Randamie by landing leg kicks. De Randamie starts peppering Nunes with some jabs, De Randamie pops a kicking Nunes with a counter right. De Randamie comes forward and she attacks Nunes with combinations, De Randamie pops a swinging Nunes with a counter right uppercut. Nunes scores a takedown on De Randamie and she gets the full guard, Nunes attacks De Randamie with some ground and pound. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with De Randamie cracking Nunes with a head kick. De Randamie backs up Nunes with landing a plethora of knee strikes, De Randamie gets Nunes against the cage wall after landing a knee strike to the head. Nunes scores another takedown on De Randamie and she gets the open guard, Nunes attacks De Randamie with some ground and pound. De Randamie gets Nunes in her full guard while eating some more strikes, Nunes lands a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for De Randamie (Overall Score: 19-18 for Nunes)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, De Randamie pops a kicking Nunes with a counter right. Nunes scores a takedown on De Randamie and she gets her in a seated position, Nunes gains the half guard against De Randamie. Nunes starts attacking De Randamie with some ground and pound, Nunes mixes in some elbow strikes in her attack against De Randamie. Nune spostures up and she transitions to side control a few moments later, De Randamie scrambles to her feet while eating strikes and Nunes drags her back to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nunes (Overall Score: 29-27 for Nunes)

Round Four: The round begins with the fighters trading some leg kicks, Nunes scores a takedown on De Randamie and she gets the half guard. Nunes attacks De Randamie with some ground and pound, De Randamie scrambles and she catches Nunes in a triangle choke. Nunes escapes and both fighters get right back to their feet, Nunes scores another takedown on De Randamie and she gets the full guard. Nunes nails De Randamie with some ground and pound, Nunes keeps top control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nunes (Overall Score: 39-36 for Nunes)

Round Five: The round begins with Nunes scoring a takedown on a kicking De Randamie and she gets the full guard, Nunes starts attacking De Randamie with some ground and pound. Nunes keeps top control while attacking De Randamie with more strikes, Nunes postures up and she transitions to side control on De Randamie as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nunes (Final Score: 49-45 for Nunes)

Official Result: Amanda Nunes def. #1 Germaine De Randamie by unanimous decision (49-44, 49-46, 49-45) to retain the title

UFC Featherweight Championship
Max Holloway (c) vs. #1 Alexander Volkanovski

Round One: The round begins with Volkanovski attacking Holloway with some leg kicks, Holloway comes forward and he pops Volkanovski with jabs. Holloway starts attacking Volkanovski with combinations, Volkanovski then hits Holloway with a two punch combination. Volkanovski pops a jabbing Holloway with a counter left hook, Volkanovski continuously attacks Holloway with two punch combinations. Holloway responds by throwing a few combos of his own, Volkanovski goes for a high kick and Holloway blocks it. Volkanovski grabs Holloway and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Volkanovski clinches with Holloway as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Volkanovski

Round Two: The round begins with Volkanovski attacking Holloway with some leg kicks, Holloway pegs Volkanovski with a right to the midsection. Volkanovski cracks Holloway with more leg kicks before landing a short right, Volkanovski backs Holloway up while swinging away at him. Holloway eats more kicks while still attacking Volkanovski with combinations, Volkanovski looks for a spinning back fist and Holloway avoids it. Holloway then attacks Volkanovski with a three punch combination, Holloway starts coming forward and taking more swings at Volkanovski. Holloway pops a kicking Volkanovski with a counter strike combination, Volkanovski lands another combo as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Volkanovski comes forward and he pops Holloway with a right. Holloway charges forward and he swings away at Volkanovski, Holloway comes forward and Volkanovski lands a two punch combo. Volkanovski nails Holloway with a front kick to the midsection, Volkanovski backs up Holloway after landing a two punch combination. Volkanovski then hits a swinging Holloway with a counter left hook, Holloway throws a kick and Volkanovski lands a counter right. Volkanovski starts landing multiple rights against Holloway, Holloway still throws to keep Volkanovski at a distance. Volkanovski goes back to attacking Holloway with some leg kicks, Volkanovski stuns Holloway after landing a left followed by a body kick. Holloway pops a swinging Volkanovski with a two punch combination, Holloway comes forward and Volkanovski cracks him with a two punch combo. Holloway starts looking for knee strikes against Volkanovski, Holloway lands a body kick on Volkanovski as the round ends.

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

Round Four: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Volkanovski goes back to attacking Holloway with leg kicks. Volkanovski stuns Holloway by landing an overhand right, Holloway comes forward and he takes some swings at Volkanovski. Volkanovski grabs Holloway and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Volkanovski nails Holloway with a left to the midsection. Holloway responds by landing a combination against Volkanovski, Holloway cracks a wildly swinging Volkanovski with a counter right uppercut. Volkanovski pops Holloway with a leg kick followed by a right, Holloway responds by nailing Volkanovski with a right to the midsection. Volkanovski and Holloway have a few striking exchanges in the center of the Octagon, Volkanovski backs up Holloway as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Volkanovski (Overall Score: 40-36 for Volkanovski)

Round Five: The round begins with Holloway attacking Volkanovski with a few kicks, Holloway charges forward and he swings away at Volkanovski. Volkanovski goes back to attacking Holloway with some leg kicks, Holloway pops Volkanovski with a right to the midsection. Volkanovski responds by hitting Holloway with a two punch combination, Holloway eats another combo before kicking Volkanovski in the midsection. Holloway keeps attacking Volkanovski with the jab as well, Volkanovski grabs Holloway and he gets him against the cage wall. Holloway breaks free from Volkanovski after landing a knee strike, Volkanovski nails Holloway with an elbow strike to the head. Holloway and Volkanovski start getting into some wild striking exchanges, Volkanovski again gets Holloway against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Volkanovski starts using his jab against Holloway. Volkanovski again grabs Holloway and gets him against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Volkanovski (Final Score: 50-45 for Volkanovski)

Official Result: #1 Alexander Volkanovski def. Max Holloway by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 50-45) to win the title

UFC Welterweight Championship
Kamaru Usman (c) vs. #2 Colby Covington

Round One: The round begins with Usman attacking Covington with a high kick, Usman nails a kicking Covington with a counter left. Covington cracks Usman with some kicks to the midsection, Covington eats a right after nailing Usman with a left. Usman also starts attacking Covington with some leg kicks, Usman comes forward and he cracks Covington with some rights. Usman then hits Covington with a front kick to the midsection, Covington and Usman get into a wild striking exchange in the center of the Octagon. Covington cracks Usman with a flying knee strike, Covington cracks a swinging Usman with a counter left. Covington continuously cracks Usman with lefts, Usman stuns Covington with a shot to the midsection. Usman nails a leaping Covington with a right uppercut, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Covington

Round Two: The round begins with Usman attacking Covington with a high kick, Usman comes forward and he swings away at Covington. Usman and Covington exchange shots to the midsection, Usman starts using the jab against Covington. Usman then nails Covington with a front kick to the midsection, Usman nails a swinging Covington with a counter left. Covington nails a swinging Usman with a counter overhand left, Usman backs up Covington after landing a straight right. Covington and Usman exchange a plethora of jabs to the face, Usman hits a swinging Covington with a counter right uppercut to the midsection. Covington accidentally nails Usman low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other. Covington continues attacking Usman with combinations, Usman lands a shot to the body of Covington while eating some jabs. Usman goes back to working the midsection of Covington as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, usman hits Covington with a front kick to the body. Usman pops a swinging Covington with a counter right, Usman backs up Covington with a straight right followed by a body kick. Usman continues nailing Covington with front kicks to the midsection, Usman goes for a high kick and Covington blocks it. Usman then nails Covington with a right to the midsection, Usman continues attacking the midsection of Covington. Covington fires back at Usman and little of it lands, Usman nails a backing Usman with a left hook. Covington cracks Usman with a head kick before accidentally poking him in the eye to halt the fight, the action resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other. Usman nails a swinging Covington with a counter right at the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Usman (Overall Score: 29-28 for Usman)

Round Four: The round begins with Usman kicking Covington in the midsection, Covington responds by throwing a body kick of his own. Covington rocks a swinging Usman with a combination of his own, Usman goes back to attacking the body of Covington. Covington stuns a swinging Usman with a counter right hook, Covington then nails Usman with a right uppercut. Covington follows that up by nailing Usman with a two punch combination, Covington continuously cracks Usman with lefts while eating body strikes. Covington then nails Usman with a three punch combo followed by leg kicks, Covington nails Usman with a head kick after a brief halt to the action. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Covington (Overall Score: 38-38 for Draw)

Round Five: The round begins with Covington attacking Usman with some lefts, Usman goes for a high kick against Covington. Covington then nails Usman with a four punch combination, Covington cracks a swinging Usman with a counter left. Covington continues lighting up Usman with combinations, Usman goes after the body of Covington with some strikes of his own. Covington goes for a head kick and Usman blocks it, Usman then hits Covington with a left to the midsection. Usman catches an incoming Covington with a front kick to the midsection, Usman stuns Covington by landing a straight right. Usman charges at Covington while swinging away at him, Usman follows a backing Covington while landing more strikes. Usman drops Covington with a right and Covington gets back up, Usman drops Covington a second time and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Kamaru Usman def. #2 Colby Covington by TKO via strikes (4:10, R5) to retain the title

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