UFC 255 Results: 2 Flyweight Title Fights, Paul Craig vs. Mauricio Rua II & More!

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

UFC Flyweight Championship
Deiveson Figueiredo def. #4 Alex Perez by submission via guillotine choke (1:57, R1) to retain the title

UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship
Valentina Shevchenko def. #3 Jennifer Maia by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) to retain the title

Tim Means def. Mike Perry by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

#2 Katlyn Chookagian def. #4 Cynthia Calvillo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#15 Paul Craig def. #14 Mauricio Rua by TKO via strikes (3:36, R2)

Preliminary Card (6pm EST., ESPN 2)

#1 Brandon Moreno def. #6 Brandon Royval by TKO via strikes (4:59, R1)

Joaquin Buckley def. Jordan Wright by KO via strikes (0:18, R2)

#15 Antonina Shevchenko def. Ariane Lipski by TKO via strikes (4:33, R2)

Nicolas Dalby def. Daniel Rodriguez by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Alan Jouban def. Jared Gooden by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Kyle Daukaus def. Dustin Stoltzfus by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Sasha Palatnikov def. Louis Cosce by TKO via strikes (2:27, R3)


UFC Flyweight Championship
Deiveson Figueiredo (c) vs. #4 Alex Perez

Round One: The round begins with the fighters trading some kicks, Figueiredo cracks Perez with a kick to the midsection. Perez charges forward and he takes some swings at Figueiredo, Figueiredo nails Perez with another body kick. Perez attacks Figueiredo with a leg kick followed by a head kick attempt, Perez gets Figueiredo against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Figueiredo drops for a leg and Perez gets top control while defending, Figueiredo goes for a guillotine choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Deiveson Figueiredo def. #4 Alex Perez by submission via guillotine choke (1:57, R1) to retain the title

UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship
Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. #3 Jennifer Maia

Round One: The round begins with Shevchenko attacking Maia with some leg kicks, Shevchenko scores a takedown on Maia and she gets the full guard. Shevchenko attacks Maia with some ground and pound, Maia looks to land strikes on Shevchenko while on her back. Shevchenko mixes in some elbow strikes in her ground and pound on Maia, Shevchenko maintains top control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Shevchenko

Round Two: The round begins with Shevchenko nailing Maia with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Shevchenko scores a takedown and Maia gets right back up while landing a knee strike. Maia grabs Shevchenko and she gets her up against the cage wall, Maia attacks Shevchenko with knee strikes while in the clinch. Shevchenko responds by nailing Maia with a knee strike to the face, Maia attacks the legs of Shevchenko with knee strikes. Maia scores a takedown on Shevchenko and she gets the half guard, Maia attacks Shevchenko with some ground and pound. Shevchenko eventually gets Maia in her full guard, Maia keeps top control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Shevchenko cracking Maia with a multiple punch combination, Shevchenko starts landing some lefts on Maia. The fighters clinch and Maia backs Shevchenko into the cage wall while landing a few strikes, Maia lands a combo on Shevchenko as they separated. Shevchenko goes for a head kick and Maia manages to block it, Shevchenko cracks Maia with a leg hook before scoring a takedown on her. Shevchenko transitions to the half guard against Maia, Shevchenko attacks Maia with some ground and pound. Maia scrambles to her feet and she eats knee strikes while getting Shevchenko against the cage wall, Maia lands her own knee strikes on Shevchenko. Shevchenko scores another takedown on Maia as the round ends.

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

Round Four: The round begins with Shevchenko cracking Maia with a left, Shevchenko also starts landing leg kicks against Maia. Maia fires back and she attacks Shevchenko with her own combination, Shevchenko stays on the outside while landing strikes on Maia. Maia cracks a swinging Shevchenko with a counter right, Maia continues looking for counter strikes on Shevchenko. Shevchenko scores a takedown on Maia and she gets side control, Maia gets Shevchenko in her half guard while eating some strikes. Shevchenko attacks Maia with some ground and pound, Shevchenko transitions to back control on Maia before returning to the half guard. Shevchenko keeps top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Shevchenko (Overall Score: 39-37 for Shevchenko)

Round Five: The round begins with Shevchenko popping Maia with some jabs, Maia grabs Shevchenko and she gets her against the cage wall. Maia attacks Shevchenko with knee strikes while in the clinch, Shevchenko separates from Maia before landing an elbow strike. Shevchenko cracks Maia with lefts before eating a counter right, Shevchenko backs up Maia after landing a body kick. Maia grabs Shevchenko and she gets her back against the cage wall, Maia goes for a takedown and Shevchenko defends while landing a knee strike. The fighters separate and Shevchenko cracks Maia with a left hook, Shevchenko keeps Maia at a distance while swinging away at her. Maia grabs Shevchenko and she gets her back up against the cage wall, Shevchenko separates and she lands an elbow strike on Maia. Maia pops Shevchenko with a front kick to the face, Maia eats a left before landing a counter right on Shevchenko. Maia lands another counter right on a swinging Shevchenko, Maia goes for the takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Shevchenko (Final Score: 49-46 for Shevchenko)

Official Result: Valentina Shevchenko def. #3 Jennifer Maia by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) to retain the title

Mike Perry vs. Tim Means

Round One: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Perry and Means also exchange some leg kicks. Means then cracks Perry with a left to the chin, Perry grabs Means and he gets him against the cage wall. Perry scores a takedown on Means and he gets the full guard, Perry transitions to back control against Means. Perry goes for the rear naked choke and Means defends against it, Means spins at the right time to get top control on Perry. Perry scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Means cracks Perry with a knee strike to the face. The fighters clinch and Means nails Perry with another knee strike, Perry cracks Means with a right to the midsection. Means backs up Perry while landing a multiple punch combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Perry

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters trading some jabs and leg kicks, Perry comes forward and Means nails him with knee strikes to the midsection. Perry starts landing strikes to the midsection of Means, Means stays on the outside while picking Perry apart with strikes. Means also lands some front kicks to the midsection of Perry, Perry comes forward and he nails Means with a right to the midsection. Means backs up while landing a straight left on Perry, Perry rocks Means with a right hook and Means clinches with him afterwards. The fighters separate and Means lands more jabs against Perry, Means goes for a high kick and Perry blocks it. Means starts landing more combinations on Perry, Means cracks Perry with an upwards elbow strike to the face. Perry recovers and he cracks Means with a left hook, Means keeps Perry at a distance as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Means attacking Perry with some leg kicks, Perry grabs Means and he gets him up against the cage wall. Means cracks Perry with a right hook as they separated, Means swings away at Perry while keeping him near the cage wall. Perry charges at Means while landing his own combination, Means goes back to attacking Perry with a plethora of jabs. Perry and Means get into a striking exchange in the center of the Octagon, Means lands multiple counter lefts against a swinging Perry. Means grabs Perry and he gets him up against the cage wall, Means separates from Perry after landing a knee strike. Perry then cracks Means with a two punch combination, Perry also hits Means with a right hook followed by a knee strike. The fighters have another wild striking exchange as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Tim Means def. Mike Perry by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

#2 Katlyn Chookagian vs. #4 Cynthia Calvillo

Round One: The round begins with Calvillo attacking Chookagian with some leg kicks, Calvillo pops a swinging Chookagian with a counter left. Calvillo scores a takedown on a kicking Chookagian and Chookagian gets right back up, Chookagian attacks Calvillo with some punching combinations. Chookagian keeps Calvillo at a distance while swinging away at her, Calvillo goes for a takedown and Chookagian defends against it. Calvillo comes forward and she takes some swings at Chookagian, Calvillo backs up Chookagian after landing a left hook. Chookagian follows up by landing a left hook followed by a right on Calvillo, Chookagian kicks away at Calvillo as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Chookagian

Round Two: The round begins with Calvillo attacking Chookagian with a few kicks, Calvillo nails Chookagian with a side kick to the midsection. Chookagian comes forward and she swings away at Calvillo, Calvillo starts landing combos of her own against Chookagian. Chookagian keeps Calvillo at a distance while attacking her with combinations, Chookagian then pops Chookagian with a pair of left hooks. Chookagian responds by nailing Calvillo with a right, Chookagian lands some leg kicks on a kicking Calvillo. Chookagian picks apart Calvillo with more jabs as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Chookagian going back to attacking Calvillo with a bunch of jabs, Chookagian starts attacking Calvillo with some leg kicks. Calvillo then hits Chookagian with a kick to the midsection, Calvillo continuously charges at Chookagian while swinging away at her. Chookagian keeps Calvillo at a distance while swinging away at her, Calvillo cracks Chookagian with a kick to the midsection. Chookagian trips up Calvillo before attempting a head kick, Calvillo looks for a takedown and Chookagian defends against it. Calvillo goes for a takedown again and Chookagian defends while landing some strikes, Calvillo then cracks Chookagian with a two punch combination. Chookagian lands a counter right on a swinging Calvillo as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #2 Katlyn Chookagian def. #4 Cynthia Calvillo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#14 Mauricio Rua vs. #15 Paul Craig

Round One: The round begins with Craig attacking Rua with some leg kicks, Rua fires back with his own leg kicks against Craig. Craig nails Rua with a few kicks to the midsection, Rua charges at Craig and he takes a few big swings at him. Craig scores a takedown on Rua and he gets the half guard, Craig attacks Rua with some ground and pound. Rua scrambles to his feet and Craig attacks him with some knee strikes, Craig drags Rua back to the ground and he gets the half guard. Rua gets up again and Craig pelts him with a bunch of lefts, Craig scores another takedown on Rua and he gets back control. Rua scrambles to his feet and he gets a takedown on Craig, Rua maintains top control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Craig

Round Two: The round begins with Craig attacking Rua with some leg kicks, Rua comes forward and he cracks Craig with a left hook. Craig also starts popping Rua with some jabs to the face, Craig grabs a swinging Rua and he gets him up against the cage wall. Craig scores a takedown on Rua and he gets back control, Rua shakes Craig off of him to get the fight standing again. Craig grabs Rua and he gets him back up against the cage wall, Craig scores another takedown on Rua and he gets back control again. Craig starts attacking Rua with a lot of ground and pound until Rua taps out.

Official Result: #15 Paul Craig def. #14 Mauricio Rua by TKO via strikes (3:36, R2)

#1 Brandon Moreno vs. #6 Brandon Royval

Round One: The round begins with Royval attacking Moreno with a high kick, Moreno comes forward and he swings away at Royval. Moreno and Royval get into a few wild striking exchanges, Moreno scores a takedown on Royval and he gets the half guard. Royval gets Moreno in his full guard before scrambling to his feet, Royval and Moreno start exchanging some leg kicks. Royval comes forward and he nails Moreno with a knee strike, Moreno scores a takedown on Royval and he gets back control. Moreno looks for a neck crank and Royval defends against it, Royval scrambles and he gets Moreno in his full guard. Royval rolls for the leg of Moreno and Moreno defends before landing ground and pound as Royval injured his arm to force the referee to jump in.

Official Result: #1 Brandon Moreno def. #6 Brandon Royval by TKO via strikes (4:59, R1)

Joaquin Buckley vs. Jordan Wright

Round One: The round begins with the fighters immediately clinching, the fighters separate while swinging away at each other. The fighters clinch again and battle along the cage wall, the fighters separate and Buckley swings away at Wright. Buckley charges forward and he attacks Wright with left hooks, Buckley goes for a head kick and Wright blocks it. Buckley grabs Wright and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters trade strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Buckley swings away at Wright, Buckley lands some lefts before Wright nails him with a body kick followed by a head kick attempt. Buckley charges at Wright while swinging wildly at him, Wright nails a swinging Buckley with a counter right uppercut. Wright also lands a counter knee strike followed by a body kick on Buckley, Buckley drops Wright with a multiple punch combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Buckley

Round Two: The round begins with Buckley cracking Wright with a left hook, Buckley drops a swinging Wright with a two punch combination and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Joaquin Buckley def. Jordan Wright by KO via strikes (0:18, R2)

#15 Antonina Shevchenko vs. Ariane Lipski

Round One: The round begins with the fighters trading some leg kicks, Shevchenko lands a counter left before eating a counter right from Lipski. Shevchenko grabs Lipski and she gets her up against the cage wall, the fighters trade some strikes while in the clinch. Shevchenko goes for a takedown and Lipski gets right back up, the fighters clinch again while exchanging more strikes. Shevchenko scores another takedown on Lipski and she gets her in a headlock, Lipski gets free and she gets back control on Shevchenko. Shevchenko spins at the right time and she gets top control on Lipski, Shevchenko attacks Lipski with some ground and pound. Shevchenko pops Lipski with a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Shevchenko

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters trading some kicks, Lipski cracks Shevchenko with a counter left during a striking exchange. Lipski follows up by cracking Shevchenko with a right, Lipski goes for a takedown and Shevchenko winds up getting top control. Shevchenko attacks Lipski with some ground and pound while gaining side control, Shevchenko transitions to back control on Lipski. Shevchenko returns to side control on Lipski while landing more strikes, Shevchenko gains back control on Lipski and she nails her with a plethora of unanswered strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #15 Antonina Shevchenko def. Ariane Lipski by TKO via strikes (4:33, R2)

Daniel Rodriguez vs. Nicolas Dalby

Round One: The round begins with Dalby attacking Rodriguez with a few kicks, Rodriguez then cracks Dalby with a three punch combination. Rodriguez and Dalby exchange a few leg kicks, Dalby rocks Rodriguez after landing a straight right. Dalby goes for a head kick and Rodriguez barely manages to block it, Rodriguez then pops Dalby with a left to the midsection. Rodriguez and Dalby exchange some more leg kicks, Dalby and Rodriguez exchange a few lefts while swinging away at each other. Rodriguez backs Dalby up while taking some swings at him, Rodriguez gets Dalby near the cage wall while swinging away at him. Rodriguez follows up by kicking Dalby in the midsection, Rodriguez lands a few lefts on Dalby as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rodriguez

Round Two: The round begins with Rodriguez going for a wheel kick on Dalby, Rodriguez gets Dalby near the cage wall while swinging away at him. Rodriguez grabs Dalby and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and exchange some rights. Dalby grabs Rodriguez and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Rodriguez pops a kicking Dalby with a counter left to the midsection. Dalby goes back to attacking Rodriguez with some leg kicks, Rodriguez looks for the counter left on a kicking Dalby. Rodriguez then cracks Dalby with a kick to the midsection, Dalby grabs Rodriguez and he gets him up against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Dalby popping Rodriguez with a short right, Dalby charges forward and Rodriguez cracks him with a left hook. Dalby also nails Rodriguez with a kick to the midsection, Dalby grabs a kicking Rodriguez and he gets him against the cage wall for a short time. Dalby starts attacking Rodriguez with some leg kicks, Rodriguez also lands leg kicks of his own against Dalby. Rodriguez and Dalby exchange a series of jabs, Dalby grabs a swinging Rodriguez and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Dalby goes for a high kick and it barely hits Rodriguez. Rodriguez cracks a swinging Dalby with a counter right hook, Rodriguez and Dalby get into a few striking exchanges. Rodriguez rocks a swinging Dalby with a counter left hook, Rodriguez lands another left followed by a high kick on Dalby as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Nicolas Dalby def. Daniel Rodriguez by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Alan Jouban vs. Jared Gooden

Round One: The round begins with Gooden taking some swings at Jouban, Jouban nails Gooden with a kick to the midsection. Gooden swings at Jouban and Jouban nails him with a counter right, Jouban and Gooden gets into a few striking exchanges. Gooden cracks a swinging Jouban with a counter right, Jouban backs up Gooden after landing a multiple punch combination. Gooden injures Jouban’s eye by landing a punch during an exchange, Jouban recovers and he attacks Gooden with a multitude of kicks. Jouban looks to land counter strikes on a swinging Gooden, Jouban nails Gooden with another kick to the midsection. Jouban chases a backing Gooden while swinging away at him, Gooden lands a counter right on Jouban during a brief exchange. Gooden follows up by nailing Jouban with a knee strike to the face, Jouban pops Gooden with a left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Jouban

Round Two: The round begins with Gooden attacking Jouban with a two punch combination, Gooden comes forward and Jouban nails him with a left. Jouban goes back to kicking Gooden in the midsection, Jouban starts attacking Gooden with some leg kicks. Gooden nails Jouban with his own kick to the midsection, Gooden stuns Jouban after landing another two punch combo. Jouban recovers and he kicks Gooden in the midsection while also landing some rights, Jouban stuns an incoming Gooden with a counter left hook. Jouban follows Gooden around the cage while swinging away at him, Jouban backs up Gooden while landing a five punch combination. Jouban then cracks Gooden with a knee strike to the midsection, Jouban rocks a swinging Gooden with a counter right. Gooden recovers and he cracks Jouban with a right of his own, Jouban again kicks Gooden right in the body. Jouban backs up Gooden again while landing a multiple punch combination, Gooden grabs a swinging Jouban and he gets him up against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters immediately swinging away at each other, Jouban goes back to landing body kicks on Gooden. Gooden comes forward and he exchanges rights with Jouban, Gooden backs Jouban up while landing a right. Jouban nails Gooden with a spinning elbow strike to the head, Gooden accidentally nails Jouban low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other, Jouban nails Gooden with a body kick before swinging away at him. Gooden nails Jouban with a counter right during a striking exchange, Gooden charges forward while swinging away at Jouban. Jouban slips while swinging at Gooden and he gets back up, Jouban goes back to attacking Gooden with leg kicks. Jouban and Gooden get into multiple striking exchanges, Jouban goes for a head kick and Gooden blocks it. Gooden then hits Jouban with a three punch combination, Gooden scores a takedown on Jouban and Jouban catches him in a guillotine choke as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Alan Jouban def. Jared Gooden by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Kyle Daukaus vs. Dustin Stoltzfus

Round One: The round begins with Stoltzfus attacking Daukaus with some leg kicks, Daukaus responds by landing some leg kicks of his own. Daukaus cracks a kicking Stoltzfus with a counter left hook, Daukaus grabs Stoltzfus and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters trade some strikes while in the clinch, Stoltzfus spins Daukaus into the cage wall after landing a few palm strikes. Daukaus scores a takedown on Stoltzfus and he gets the half guard, Daukaus attacks Stoltzfus with some ground and pound. Stoltzfus gets Daukaus in his full guard while eating more strikes, Stoltzfus rolls for an arm bar and Daukaus defends. Stoltzfus rolls for the leg of Daukaus and Daukaus attacks him with hammer fists, Stoltzfus manages to get top control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Daukaus

Round Two: The round begins with Stoltzfus attacking Daukaus with some leg kicks, Stoltzfus comes forward and he takes some swings at Daukaus. Daukaus accidentally nails Stoltzfus low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Daukaus attacking Stoltzfus with a high kick. Stoltzfus grabs Daukaus and he gets him up against the cage wall, Daukaus separates from Stoltzfus and he pops him with a left. The fighters clinch and battle along the cage wall, Stoltzfus cracks Daukaus with a few rights during a brief separation. Daukaus lands some strikes to the midsection of Stoltzfus while in the clinch, Stoltzfus looks for a takedown before attacking Daukaus with a knee strike. The fighters separate and Stoltzfus goes for a head kick, Stoltzfus lands a counter right on Daukaus as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swing away at each other, Stoltzfus cracks Daukaus with a kick to the midsection. Daukaus fires back with a multiple punch combination on Stoltzfus, Stoltzfus grabs Daukaus and he gets him up against the cage wall. Daukaus separates and he takes some swings at Stoltzfus, Stoltzfus grabs Daukaus and he gets him back up against the cage wall. Daukaus drops Stoltzfus with a bunch of lefts to the face, Stoltzfus rolls for a leg and Daukaus attacks him with more strikes before letting him get back up. Daukaus grabs Stoltzfus and he gets him up against the cage wall, Daukaus drags Stoltzfus to the ground while landing some ground and pound. Stoltzfus gets back up and Daukaus swings away at him, Stoltzfus eats a plethora of strikes before getting Daukaus against the cage wall. Daukaus drops for a d’arce choke and he releases it as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Kyle Daukaus def. Dustin Stoltzfus by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Louis Cosce vs. Sasha Palatnikov

Round One: The round begins with Cosce attacking Palatnikov with some leg kicks, Palatnikov starts taking some swings of his own against Cosce. Palatnikov scores a takedown on Cosce and Cosce gets right back up, Cosce catches a kick from Palatnikov and he trips him up. Cosce attacks Palatnikov with a plethora of unanswered strikes, Cosce drops Palatnikov with a multiple punch combination and he pounces on him with more strikes. Palatnikov gets up and the fighters swing away at each other, Palatnikov cracks an incoming Cosce with some counter strikes. Palatnikov then cracks a swinging Cosce with an elbow strike, the fighters clinch and Palatnikov lands another elbow strike. Palatnikov cracks Cosce with a knee strike to the midsection as they separate, Cosce goes for a takedown and Palatnikov defends while controlling his head. Cosce gets up and Palatnikov attacks him with a multiple strike combination, Cosce stuns a swinging Palatnikov by landing a counter right hook. Palatnikov backs Cosce into the cage wall while swinging wildly at him, Palatnikov nails Cosce with a spinning back fist as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Palatnikov

Round Two: The round begins with Cosce immediately hunting for the takedown and Palatnikov defends while landing a bunch of strikes, Cosce goes for leg kicks while Palatnikov lands counter strikes. Cosce fires back and he attacks Palatnikov with a few combinations, Palatnikov and Cosce exchange some jabs. Cosce goes for a spinning back fist and Palatnikov avoids it, Palatnikov responds by landing a spinning back fist on Cosce. The fighters briefly clinch and exchange some knee strikes, Cosce accidentally nails Palatnikov low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Cosce nailing Palatnikov with a front kick to the face, Palatnikov cracks a swinging Cosce with a counter strike combination. Cosce starts landing some leg kicks against Palatnikov, the referee separates the fighters during a clinch after Palatnikov grabbed the cage wall. The action resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other, the fighters clinch and exchange some strikes. Palatnikov attacks Cosce with a spinning elbow strike and jump knee strike as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Cosce grabbing Palatnikov and he gets him against the cage wall, the referee halts the fight as Palatnikov grabs the cage wall again. The action resumes with Cosce cracking Palatnikov with a front kick to the face, Cosce starts hunting for takedowns on Palatnikov. Cosce cracks Palatnikov with a counter right hook as they swing away at each other, Palatnikov and Cosce exchange knee strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Palatnikov cracks Cosce with a kick to the midsection, Palatnikov gets Cosce against the cage wall before eating an accidental low blow from Cosce. The action resumes with the fighters trading some jabs, Palatnikov nails Cosce with a front kick to the midsection. Palatnikov stuns Cosce by landing a straight right, Cosce goes for a takedown and Palatnikov defends while landing a bunch of unanswered strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Sasha Palatnikov def. Louis Cosce by TKO via strikes (2:27, R3)


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