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Main Card (10pm EST., ESPN+ Pay-Per-View)

UFC Middleweight Championship
Israel Adesanya def. #3 Yoel Romero by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) to retain the title

UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship
Zhang Weili def. #4 Joanna Jedrzejczyk by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) to retain the title

Beneil Dariush def. Drakkar Klose by KO via punch (1:00, R2)

Neil Magny def. Li Jingliang by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Alex Oliveira def. Max Griffin by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., ESPN)

Sean O’Malley def. Jose Quinonez by TKO via strikes (2:02, R1)

Mark Madsen def. Austin Hubbard by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Rodolfo Vieira def. Saparbeg Safarov by submission via arm triangle choke (2:58, R1)

Gerald Meerschaert def. Deron Winn by submission via rear naked choke (2:13, R3)

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., ESPN+)

Giga Chikadze def. Jamall Emmers by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Danna Batgerel def. Guido Cannetti by KO via strikes (3:01, R1)


Danna Batgerel vs. Guido Cannetti

Round One: The round begins with Cannetti briefly dropping Batgerel with a leg kick, Cannetti goes for a high kick and Batgerel blocks it. Cannetti and Batgerel get into a few wild striking exchanges, Batgerel nails a kicking Cannetti with a counter right. Batgerel charges at Cannetti while taking some swings at him, Batgerel then pops Cannetti with a two punch combination. Cannetti again briefly drops Batgerel with a leg kick, Batgerel gets up and he attacks Cannetti with more combos. Cannetti nails an incoming Batgerel with a kick to the midsection, Batgerel drops a swinging Cannetti with a counter left hook and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Danna Batgerel def. Guido Cannetti by KO via strikes (3:01, R1)

Jamall Emmers vs. Giga Chikadze

Round One: The round begins with Chikadze attempting a spinning back kick against Emmers, Chikadze lands some leg kicks against Emmers. Chikadze rocks a swinging Emmers with a counter right hook, Chikadze chases Emmers down while swinging away at him. Emmers starts landing some leg kicks of his own against Chikadze, Chikadze attacks Emmers with some kicks to the midsection. Chikadze backs up Emmers after throwing a few lefts at him, Chikadze and Emmers get into a brief striking exchange. Chikadze goes for a jumping head kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Chikadze

Round Two: The round begins with Emmers attempting a flying knee strike against Chikadze, Emmers nails a swinging Chikadze with a counter right. Chikadze goes for an overhand left and Emmers blocks it, Chikadze comes forward and he attacks Emmers with a combination. Emmers scores a takedown on Chikadze and he gets the half guard, Chikadze sweeps Emmers and he gets top control. Chikadze postures up and he attacks Emmers with strikes as he stood up, Chikadze accidentally pokes Emmers in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Emmers going for another flying knee strike, Chikadze rocks Emmers with a left hook. The fighters clinch and Emmers lands some knee strikes, Emmers gets Chikadze up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Emmers throws a few body kicks, Emmers then nails Chikadze with a knee strike to the midsection. Chikadze and Emmers exchange high kicks as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Chikadze attacking Emmers with a multiple punch combination, Emmers comes forward as the fighter swing away at each other. Emmers clocks a swinging Chikadze with a counter right uppercut, Chikadze responds by cracking Emmers with a series of lefts. Emmers continues backing up Chikadze while getting into some striking exchanges, Chikadze again pops Emmers with a few lefts. Emmers scores a takedown on Chikadze and he gets the full guard, Emmers lands ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Giga Chikadze def. Jamall Emmers by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Gerald Meerschaert vs. Deron Winn

Round One: The round begins with Meerschaert kicking Winn in the midsection, Meerschaert accidentally kicks Winn low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Meerschaert taking some swings at Winn, Meerschaert also starts attacking Winn with some leg kicks. Winn comes forward and he takes some swings against Meerschaert, Winn scores a takedown on Meerschaert and he immediately postures up. Meerschaert gets up and he swings away at Winn, Winn backs Meerschaert into the cage wall while landing a multiple strike combination. Winn then cracks a backing Meerschaert with a right to the midsection, Meerschaert cracks Winn with a left. Winn barely grazes the face of Meerschaert with a high kick, Winn also cracks Meerschaert with a kick to the midsection. Meerschaert responds by nailing Winn with a step in knee strike, Winn stuns Meerschaert by landing a two punch combination. Meerschaert and Winn exchange a few lefts while swinging at each other, Meerschaert throws a left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Winn

Round Two: The round begins with Meerschaert immediately attacking Winn with a left, Winn pops a swinging Meerschaert with a counter left. Meerschaert continues attacking Winn with a plethora of lefts, Winn responds by working the body of Meerschaert. Meerschaert then cracks Winn with a kick to the midsection followed by a left, Winn starts attacking Meerschaert with some leg kicks. Winn looks for a takedown before kicking Meerschaert in the midsection, Meerschaert uses the jab to keep Winn at a distance. Meerschaert then cracks Winn with multiple lefts to the midsection, Meerschaert backs up Winn while cracking him with more lefts. Winn cracks a swinging Meerschaert with a counter right hook to the midsection, Meerschaert recovers and he nails Winn with a knee strike as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Meerschaert peppering Winn with jabs, Meerschaert also attacks Winn with some lefts. Meerschaert goes back to attacking the midsection of Winn, Winn comes forward and he rocks Meerschaert with a right hook. Winn charges forward and he swings away against Meerschaert, Meerschaert rocks a swinging Winn with a multiple strike combination. Meerschaert drops Winn with a follow up combination, Winn gets up and Meerschaert drags him back to the ground while gaining back control. Meerschaert locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Gerald Meerschaert def. Deron Winn by submission via rear naked choke (2:13, R3)

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