UFC 252 Results: Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier III, The Suga Show Gets Canceled & More!

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

UFC Heavyweight Championship
Stipe Miocic def. #1 Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) to retain the title

Marlon Vera def. #14 Sean O’Malley by TKO via strikes (4:40, R1)

#6 Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. #5 Junior Dos Santos by TKO via strikes (3:47, R2)

#15 Merab Dvalishvili def. #12 John Dodson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Daniel Pineda def. Herbert Burns by TKO via strikes (4:37, R2)

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., ESPN)

Vinc Pichel def. Jim Miller by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Livinha Souza def. Ashley Yoder by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Virna Jandiroba def. #15 Felice Herrig by submission via arm bar (1:44, R1)

Danny Chavez def. TJ Brown by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Parker Porter def. Chris Daukaus by TKO via strikes (4:28, R1)

Kai Kamaka III def. Tony Kelley by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


UFC Heavyweight Championship
Stipe Miocic (c) vs. #1 Daniel Cormier

Round One: The round begins with Miocic attacking Cormier with some leg kicks, Miocic also peppers Cormier with some jabs. Miocic pops an incoming Cormier with a straight right, Cormier scores a takedown on Miocic after eating a left hook. Miocic gets up and Cormier controls his head while landing a knee strike, the fighters separate and they exchange a few jabs. Miocic goes back to attacking the midsection of Cormier, Cormier starts attacking Miocic with some leg kicks. Cormier cracks a swinging Miocic with a counter right hook, Cormier accidentally pokes Miocic in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Cormier landing some leg kicks on Miocic and Miocic returns some of his own against Cormier, Cormier comes forward and he nails Miocic with a left hook to the midsection. Miocic recovers and he pops Cormier with a few rights, Cormier responds by faking a takedown and cracking Miocic with some rights. Cormier rocks a swinging Miocic with a counter right hook as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cormier

Round Two: The round begins with Miocic attacking Cormier with a few kicks, Miocic accidentally kicks Cormier low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Miocic nailing Cormier with a three punch combination, Miocic and Cormier exchange some leg kicks. Cormier and Miocic get into a few wild striking exchanges, Cormier backs up Miocic with a four punch combination. Miocic goes back to attacking the midsection of Cormier, Cormier lands a few leg kicks of his own against Miocic. Miocic backs up Cormier after landing a left hook, Cormier and Cormier exchange front kicks to the midsection. Miocic and Cormier clinch after Miocic lands a three punch combination, Cormier gets free and he nails Miocic with a right. Cormier pops Miocic with a short right hook to the midsection, Cormier follows up by landing another combo on Miocic. Miocic drops Cormier with a four pack of right hooks and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Miocic (Overall Score: 19-18 for Miocic)

Round Three: The round begins with Miocic taking some swings at a backing Cormier, Cormier and Miocic exchange some right hooks. Miocic goes for a head kick and Cormier blocks it, Miocic nails Cormier with multiple right hooks and a knee strike. Miocic grabs Cormier and he gets him up against the cage wall, Miocic attacks Cormier with some strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Cormier lands some leg kicks on Miocic, Miocic again backs Cormier against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, Miocic cracks Cormier with a right hook as they separate. Cormier hits a swinging Miocic with a short right hook, Miocic responds by cracking Cormier with multiple rights as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Miocic (Final Score: 29-27 for Miocic)

Round Four: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks and jabs, Cormier cracks an incoming Miocic with a right. Miocic grabs Cormier and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Miocic lands a two punch combination. Miocic then cracks a kicking Cormier with a counter right, Miocic gets Cormier back against the cage wall after a striking exchange. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Miocic backs up Cormier after landing an overhand right. Cormier responds by cracking Miocic with a right of his own, Miocic grabs Cormier again and gets him back against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Miocic cracks Cormier with a left hook, Miocic then gets Cormier back against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Cormier cracks Miocic with a pair of right hooks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cormier (Overall Score: 38-37 for Miocic)

Round Five: The round begins with Cormier attacking Miocic with some leg kicks, Cormier and Miocic exchanging some jabs. Miocic then cracks Cormier with a multiple punch combination, Cormier grabs Miocic and he gets him up against the cage wall. Miocic spins Cormier and he lands some strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and a wild striking exchange breaks out between the two. Cormier eats a knee strike before landing a counter right hook on Miocic, Miocic grabs Cormier and he gets him up against the cage wall. Miocic cracks Cormier with a three punch combination as they separate, Cormier comes forward and Miocic lands more rights. Cormier gets Miocic against the cage wall and he lands a right as they separate, the fighters clinch and exchange body shots. Cormier and Miocic separate as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cormier (Final Score: 47-47 for Draw)

Official Result: Stipe Miocic def. #1 Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) to retain the title

#14 Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera

Round One: The round begins with Vera attacking O’Malley with some leg kicks, O’Malley uses a variety of kicks against Vera. O’Malley starts landing some leg kicks against Vera, Vera does back up O’Malley with a front kick attempt. Vera backs O’Malley into the cage wall while swinging away at him, O’Malley may have injured his leg on a takedown attempt and Vera attacks him with a variety of kicks. O’Malley charges at Vera while swinging away at him, O’Malley falls back and Vera pounces on him with a ton of strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Marlon Vera def. #14 Sean O’Malley by TKO via strikes (4:40, R1)

#5 Junior Dos Santos vs. #6 Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Round One: The round begins with Dos Santos attacking Rozenstruik with some leg kicks, Rozenstruik responds by landing leg kicks of his own. Dos Santos pops Rozenstruik with a right to the midsection, Dos Santos then hits Rozenstruik with a front kick to the midsection. Dos Santos lands a right before eating a counter right from Rozenstruik, Dos Santos backs up Rozenstruik with a two punch combination. Rozenstruik lands a bunch of counter leg kicks on a swinging Dos Santos, Rozenstruik charges at Dos Santos while swinging away at him. Rozenstruik then hits a swinging Dos Santos with a counter left, Rozenstruik accidentally nails Dos Santos low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Dos Santos going for a spinning heel kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dos Santos

Round Two: The round begins with Rozenstruik attacking Dos Santos with some leg kicks, Rozenstruik backs up Dos Santos while landing a left. Dos Santos starts landing leg kicks of his own against Rozenstruik, Dos Santos lands a few shots to the midsection of Rozenstruik. Dos Santos then cracks Rozenstruik with a overhand right, Dos Santos eats a few shots before attacking Rozenstruik with a left hook. Dos Santos follows up by landing a right hook on Rozenstruik, Rozenstruik backs Dos Santos up while swinging away at him. Rozenstruik pops a ducking Dos Santos with a right to the head, Rozenstruik drops Dos Santos with a two punch combination. Dos Santos gets up while eating more strikes and Rozenstruik drops him again and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #6 Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. #5 Junior Dos Santos by TKO via strikes (3:47, R2)

Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda

Round One: The round begins with Burns taking some swings at Pineda, Pineda quickly cracks Burns with an overhand right. Burns gets a takedown on Pineda and Pineda gets right back up, Pineda defends a takedown from Burns before scoring one of his own. Pineda attacks Burns with some ground and pound, Pineda transitions to the half guard position against Burns. Pineda postures up and he lands a right on Burns, Pineda regains top control while nailing Burns with more strikes. Pineda briefly postures up and he attacks Burns with more strikes, Pineda regains top control on Burns while landing more ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pineda

Round Two: The round begins with Pineda immediately attacking Burns with some kicks, Burns cracks Pineda with a right before scoring a takedown on him. Burns attacks Pineda with some ground and pound, Pineda scrambles to his feet and Burns drags him back to the ground. Pineda attacks the leg of Burns with elbow strikes, Burns transitions to the full mount position against Pineda. Pineda scrambles to his feet and Burns drags him back to the ground, Pineda spins at the right time to get top control on Burns. Pineda immediately attacks Burns with ground and pound, Pineda gets Burns in the crucifix position while landing some strikes. Pineda crushes Burns with a ton of unanswered strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Daniel Pineda def. Herbert Burns by TKO via strikes (4:37, R2)

#12 John Dodson vs. #15 Merab Dvalishvili

Round One: The round begins with Dvalishvili attempting a spinning back fist against Dodson, Dodson hits Dvalishvili with a left to the midsection. Dodson starts attacking Dvalishvili with some leg kicks, Dodson backs up Dvalishvili after landing another left. Dvalishvili grabs Dodson and he gets him up against the cage wall, Dvalishvili attacks Dodson with some knee strikes to his legs. Dvalishvili continues landing knee strikes to both legs of Dodson, Dodson gets free and Dvalishvili nails him with a left. Dvalishvili lands some leg kicks of his own against Dodson, Dodson throws a few strikes at Dvalishvili as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dvalishvili

Round Two: The round begins with Dodson nailing Dvalishvili with a left to the midsection, Dvalishvili looks for the takedown before nailing Dodson with a left. Dodson starts attacking Dvalishvili with some leg kicks, Dvalishvili scores a takedown on Dodson and Dodson gets back up as the fighters swing away at each other. Dvalishvili barely lands a spinning back fist on Dodson before landing a right hook, Dvalishvili grabs Dodson and he gets him up against the cage wall. Dvalishvili looks for another takedown and Dodson gets free, Dvalishvili backs up Dodson after landing a left. Dodson attacks Dvalishvili with a combination, Dvalishvili looks for a takedown on Dodson as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Dodson attacking Dvalishvili with a left, Dvalishvili goes after Dodson with an overhand right. Dvalishvili looks for a takedown and Dodson pops him with a left, Dvalishvili comes forward and he hits Dodson with a right. Dvalishvili goes for a takedown and Dodson immediately scrambles to his feet, Dvalishvili attacks Dodson with some leg kicks. Dodson cracks a swinging Dvalishvili with a counter left, Dvalishvili backs Dodson up while landing a multiple strike combination. Dvalishvili then cracks a swinging Dodson with an elbow strike to the face, Dvalishvili follows up by nailing Dodson with a right. Dodson continuously defends takedowns from Dvalishvili, Dvalishvili grabs Dodson and gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #15 Merab Dvalishvili def. #12 John Dodson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel

Round One: The round begins with Pichel attacking Miller with a two punch combination, Miller charges at Pichel while swinging away at him. Miller nails a swinging Pichel with a knee strike to the head, Miller starts attacking Pichel with some leg kicks. Pichel responds by landing some leg kicks of his own against Miller, Miller accidentally nails Pichel low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Miller eating a knee strike after landing a left hook, Miller gets Pichel against the cage wall after eating a few strikes. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Miller throws a head kick that gets blocked by Pichel. Miller scores a takedown on Pichel and he gets back control, Pichel scrambles and Miller catches him in an arm in guillotine choke. Pichel defends against it and Miller goes for a calf slicer as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Miller

Round Two: The round begins with Pichel attacking Miller with a head kick, Miller scores a takedown on Pichel and he gets the full guard. Miller attacks Pichel with some ground and pound, Pichel scrambles to his feet and he gets Miller against the cage wall. Pichel lands some strikes against Miller before scoring a takedown on him, Pichel transitions to side control against Miller before getting pit back in his full guard. Miller scrambles and he rolls for a leg on Pichel, Pichel regains the half guard while landing a few strikes on Miller. Pichel attacks Miller with some ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Pichel swinging away at Miller, Pichel grabs Miller and he gets him up against the cage wall. Pichel scores a takedown on Miller and he gets the half guard, Pichel gains side control against Miller while landing some strikes. Pichel attacks Miller with some ground and pound, Pichel transitions to back control on Miller while landing more strikes. Miller scrambles to his feet and he nails Pichel with a knee strike, Miller rolls for a guillotine choke and he gets back control after Pichel defends. Pichel scrambles and he finds a way to get back control on Miller, Miller scrambles to his feet and he gets Pichel against the cage wall. Pichel cracks Miller with a knee strike to the face, Pichel separates after nailing Miller with a knee strike to the midsection. Pichel backs Miller into the cage wall as the two swing away at each other, Pichel nails Miller with a head kick as they briefly separate. Miller catches Pichel in a guillotine choke and Pichel escapes to get top control, Pichel attacks Miller with ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Vinc Pichel def. Jim Miller by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

#15 Felice Herrig vs. Virna Jandiroba

Round One: The round begins with Herrig attacking Jandiroba with leg kicks, Jandiroba scores a takedown on Herrig and she gets the half guard. Jandiroba postures up before landing a few strikes on Herrig, Jandiroba regains top control on a downed Herrig. Jandiroba transitions to the full mount against Herrig, Jandiroba rolls for an arm bar and Herrig taps out.

Official Result: Virna Jandiroba def. #15 Felice Herrig by submission via arm bar (1:44, R1)

TJ Brown vs. Danny Chavez

Round One: The round begins with Brown attacking Chavez with some leg kicks, Chavez cracks a swinging Brown with a counter right. Brown recovers and he nails a swinging Chavez with a counter right of his own, Chavez starts landing leg kicks against Brown. Brown looks for a takedown and Chavez defends while swinging away at him, Brown lands a few body kicks against Chavez. Chavez drops Brown with a leg kick and Brown gets back up, Brown charges at Chavez while swinging away at him. Brown cracks a kicking Chavez with a two punch combination, Brown also nails Chavez with another kick to the midsection. Brown lands one more body kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Chavez

Round Two: The round begins with Chavez attacking Brown with more leg kicks, Brown also lands some leg kicks of his own. Chavez and Brown exchange some kicks to the midsection, Chavez throws a head kick and Brown blocks it before eating more leg kicks. Chavez also hits Brown with a few rights to the midsection, Brown clinches with Chavez after landing a knee strike to his midsection. The fighters separate and Brown hits Chavez with a short left, Brown then hits Chavez with a two punch combination. Chavez rocks a swinging Brown with a counter right, Brown slips while going backwards and Chavez pounces on him with more strikes while gaining top control. Brown scrambles to his feet and Chavez swings away at him, Chavez again pops a swinging Brown with a counter right. Brown comes forward and he kicks Chavez in the midsection, Brown and Chavez clinch as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters getting into a striking exchange, Brown looks for a takedown and Chavez defends against it. Chavez then cracks Brown with a right to the midsection, Brown continues hunting for takedowns against Chavez. Chavez goes back to attacking Brown with leg kicks, Chavez then nails Brown with a kick to the midsection. Brown looks for a head kick and Chavez blocks it, Brown and Chavez clinch after a wild striking exchange. The fighters separate and Brown pops Chavez with a two punch combination, Brown backs up Chavez while landing a right. Brown looks for a takedown on Chavez after kicking him in the midsection, Brown gets Chavez against the cage wall while landing some knee strikes. Chavez scores a takedown on Brown and Brown gets back up, Chavez drags Brown right back to the ground. Brown gets back up and Chavez gets him back down while landing a few strikes, Brown gets up twice more and Chavez scores two more takedowns as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Danny Chavez def. TJ Brown by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Ashley Yoder vs. Livinha Souza

Round One: The round begins with Souza attacking Yoder with a kick to the midsection, Yoder starts landing some leg kicks on Souza. Yoder jumps on the back of Souza and Souza shakes her off to get top control on the ground, Souza attacks Yoder with some ground and pound. Souza postures up and she cracks Yoder with a right, Yoder gets up and Souza lands another right on her. Souza follows up by nailing Yoder with a right to the midsection, Yoder lands a kick to the midsection of Souza. Souza backs up for a moment before nailing Yoder with a pair of rights, Yoder continues attacking Souza with kicks to the midsection. Yoder grabs the head of an incoming Souza and she lands a knee strike, Yoder keeps Souza against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Souza gets free after cracking Yoder with a right hook, Souza goes for a takedown and Yoder defends while getting back control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Souza

Round Two: The round begins with Yoder popping Souza with a left, Souza cracks Yoder with a right to the midsection. Souza eats a body kick as she starts attacking Yoder with leg kicks, Yoder gets Souza against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters exchange some knee strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Souza lands more leg kicks. Yoder backs Souza into the cage wall while swinging away at her, the fighters separate and Souza throws more leg kicks. Souza goes for a high kick and Yoder manages to block it, Yoder scores a takedown and Souza quickly scrambles to get top control. Yoder gets back up and Souza holds her against the cage wall, Souza goes for a takedown as thee round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Souza immediately attacking Yoder with some leg kicks, Souza comes forward and she nails Yoder with a right. Yoder starts attacking Souza with some leg kicks of her own, Souza grabs Yoder and she gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Yoder attacks Souza with a few lefts, Yoder backs up Souza while landing a two punch combination. Souza accidentally nails Yoder low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Yoder attacking Souza with a high kick. Souza cracks Yoder with a kick to the midsection, Yoder comes forward and Souza attacks her with a bunch of rights. Yoder also lands a few push kicks against a swinging Souza, Souza scores a takedown on Yoder and she holds Yoder in a headlock until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Livinha Souza def. Ashley Yoder by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Chris Daukaus vs. Parker Porter

Round One: The round begins with Porter attacking Daukaus with some leg kicks, Daukaus and Porter get into a brief striking exchange. Porter starts attacking Daukaus with some jabs, the fighters clinch and they exchange a plethora of strikes. Daukaus grabs Porter and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Porter lands a four punch combination. Daukaus cracks a swinging Porter with a counter right hook, Daukaus also starts landing some leg kicks of his own. Daukaus lands a pair of rights on Porter followed by a knee strike, Porter backs Daukaus into the cage wall while swinging away at him. Daukaus avoids a high kick before hitting Porter with a two punch combination, Daukaus drops Porter during a striking exchange and Daukaus lets him back up. Porter backs up Daukaus while swinging away at him, Daukaus drops Porter with a four punch combo followed by a knee strike and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Parker Porter def. Chris Daukaus by TKO via strikes (4:28, R1)

Kai Kamaka III vs. Tony Kelley

(Note: There was no coverage of the first round of the fight due to the electric going off in my house, I apologize for an inconvenience this has caused.)

Round Two: The round begins with Kamaka III taking some swings at Kelley, Kamaka III backs up Kelley while throwing a three punch combination. Kelley then cracks Kamaka III with a short right followed by a few body kicks, Kamaka III lands a counter right hook to the body of a swinging Kelley. Kelley starts attacking Kamaka III with some leg kicks, Kamaka III continues going after the midsection of Kelley. Kamaka III backs Kelley into the cage wall while swinging away at him, Kelley responds by landing his own multiple strike combination. Kamaka III scores a takedown on Kelley and he gets the half guard, Kelley gets up and Kamaka III gets him up against the cage wall. Kamaka III scores another takedown on Kelley and Kelley gets back up, Kelley cracks Kamaka III with an elbow strike to the head. Kelley also drills Kamaka III with a few knee strikes as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Kelley nailing Kamaka III with knee strikes and elbow strikes, Kelley drops for a guillotine choke and Kamaka III escapes to get top control on the ground. Kamaka III attacks Kelley with some ground and pound, Kelley scrambles to his feet and the fighters swing away at each other. Kelley cracks a kicking Kamaka III with a counter right hook, Kamaka III backs Kelley into the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Kelley gets free and he attacks Kamaka III with a combination, Kelley grabs Kamaka III and he nails him with knee strikes. Kelley accidentally nails Kamaka III low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Kamaka III landing a three punch combo on Kelley. Kamaka III and Kelley have a wild striking exchange both with and without a clinch, the fighters swing away at each other until the round ends.

Official Result: Kai Kamaka III def. Tony Kelley by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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