Welcome to Fightful.com's live results, coverage and discussion for UFC Fight Island 8: Chiesa vs. Magny.
We will bring you full, fight-by-fight coverage of the main card, plus quick results for tonight's preliminary bouts. Scroll down to the Disqus boards below and chat with fellow MMA fans during the event.
Main Card (ESPN/ESPN+, 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT)
Michael Chiesa def. Neil Magny via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
Warlley Alves def. Mounir Lazzez via TKO (2:45, R1)
Ike Villanueva def. Vinicius Moreira via KO (0:39, R2)
Viviane Araujo def. Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Matt Schnell def. Tyson Nam via split-decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Lerone Murphy def. Douglas Silva de Andrade via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Omari Akhmedov def. Tom Breese by submission via arm-triangle-choke (1:41, R2)
*Akhmedov vs. Breese moved to main card due to time constraints*
Prelims (ESPN+, 9:00 a.m. ET/6:00 a.m. PT)
Ricky Simon def. Gaetano Pirrello by submission via arm-triangle-choke (4:00, R2)
Su Mudaerji def. Zarrukh Adashev via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Dalcha Lungiambula def. Markus Perez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Francisco Figueiredo def. Jerome Rivera via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Mike Davis def. Mason Jones via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Umar Nurmagomedov def. Sergey Morozov by submission via rear-naked-choke (3:39, R2)
Manon Fiorot def. Victoria Leonardo via TKO (4:08, R2)
Continue below for play-by-play coverage once the main card begins.
Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny
Round One: Bruce Buffer introduces these two nine-year UFC veterans, referee Marc Goddard gives his final instructions and a touch of the gloves means this mid-week, afternoon marquee is officially underway. Chiesa immediately rushes the center of the octagon and latches onto Magny but Magny pushes him away with ease. Magny, as always, pushes the pace early and often and lands a nice left hook that garners the attention of Chiesa. Magny makes Chiesa pay for teasing a level change by meeting his body with a right hook that for the moment, backs him off. Chiesa faints a level change then surges toward Magny and successfully gets the takedown with just under two-minutes to work. Chiesa drops a n elbow from half-guard. Chiesa continues to work the body of Magny but doesn't seem to do much damage as the opening frame of this potential five-round tilt comes to a close.
Round Two: The second round begins with Chiesa eating a lead leg kick from Magny and initiates the clinch but Magny reverses the momentum and pushes Chiesa against the fence. Chiesa then gets control back against the fence and trips up Magny for his second takedown of the fight but this time immediately looks to transition to Magny's back. Magny sneakily turns out of the attempt and gets back to his feet but Chiesa again trips him up and this time is in mount and immediately drops an elbow that stuns Magny. Chiesa ends back up in Magny's guard but is able to push himself into side control, where he continues to drop elbows on Magny. Chiesa continues the ground and pound drops yet another elbow on Magny as round two comes to an end.
Round Three: Round three of a possible five round affair is underway and Magny initiates the clinch and presses Chiesa up against the fence. After a ton of hand fighting and leg positioning, Magny throws Chiesa to the mat and gains back control but Chiesa is able to twist out of it and the pair circle back to the center of the octagon. Chiesa lands a nice straight left that stops Magny in his tracks and Chiesa is the one to initiate the clinch, this time but Magny reverses momentum and now has Chiesa against the cage wall. They end up tripping each other up and Chiesa ends up on top and in mount and tries to secure a guillotine choke but Magny rolls out of it and Chiesa ends up in Magny's half guard and lands a few shots of ground and pound before the round comes to a close and this one is headed for the main event rounds.
Round Four: The fourth round is underway and Magny continues to push the pace on the feet as he has done for the previous three rounds. Chiesa lands a nice straight right and drags Magny to the mat for yet another takedown for the Colorado-native. Chiesa ends up in Magny's guard. Magny powers to his feet but Chiesa ends up taking his back and dragging him back down to the mat. Magny again gets to his feet and this time shakes Chiesa off of his back and lands a nice left hook that backs Chiesa up. Chiesa gathers himself and pushes Magny against the cage and gets another takedown. Magny tries to put Chiesa in a triangle choke from the bottom with his leg but Chiesa is patient and rolls out of it and ends up on top as the round comes to an end and we're headed for the fifth and final round.
Round Five: After twenty minutes between this welterweight pairing, it appears that Neil Magny needs a finish to steal this win over Michael Chiesa. The final round is underway and Magny comes straight at Chiesa and Chiesa meets him with a nice straight left but it doesn't deter Magny from coming straight forward. Chiesa uses Magny's pressure against him and latches onto Magny and pushes him against the fence in the clinch. Magny gets Chiesa's back and pulls him to the mat but Chiesa scrambles out of it and again finds himself in top position. Chiesa gets Magny's back and pours on the ground and pound and Magny has no choice but to scramble back to half guard. Chiesa continues to dominate from top control, Magny scrambles with a last-ditch effort for a miracle, but to no avail. The bell sounds and this main event is going to the scorecards.
Result - Michael Chiesa def. Neil Magny via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
Warlley Alves vs. Mounir Lazzez
Round One: The co-feature of the afternoon is officially underway. Lazzez immediately pushes forward and gets Alves against the cage but Alves bursts out and drills Lazzez with a spinning back elbow and follows it up with a nice takedown. Alves begins to unload some ground and pound but Lazzez uses it to his advantage and gets back to his feet but Alves continues to clinch him against the fence. Alves blasts Lazzez with three straight vicious body kicks that sends Lazzez to the mat and after a few follow up shots, referee Herb Dean steps-in and waves it off.
Result - Warlley Alves def. Mounir Lazzez via TKO (2:45, R1)
Ike Villanueva vs. Vinicius Moreira
Round One: This light heavyweight bout is underway when referee Jason Herzog gives the signal. Ike pushes the pace right away and throws a combo that ends with a right hook that lands on Moreira. Ike continues to unload combinations onto the Brazlian-born Moreira, who counters with a lead leg kick to try and slow Ike down. Moreira throws a combo but can't find the range and throws a crazy right hand but misses and the opening frame comes to a close.
Round Two: The second round gets underway after a somewhat uneventful first round and Ike absolutely drills Moreira with a right hook that puts Moreira to sleep and this one is over just like that.
Result - Ike Villanueva def. Vinicius Moreira via KO (0:39, R2)
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Viviane Araujo
Round One: A classic matchup of veteran (Modafferi) and prospect (Araujo) is underway after referee Keith Peterson gives the OK. Araujo is throwing heavy right hands right out of the gate and she stings Modafferi with a right hook that causes some swelling under Modafferi's left eye just a minute into this one. Araujo drills Modafferi with a pair of left jabs that cause some swelling under Modafferi's right eye as well. Araujo lands combo that ends with yet another right hook but Modafferi is able to initiate the clinch against the fence but Araujo flips onto Modafferi's back and locks in a rear-naked choke but Modafferi is saved by the bell and we'll head to round two.
Round Two: The second round opens with much of the same from round number one and Araujo is continuing the barrage of offense. Araujo stuns Modafferi with a straight left and Modafferi goes for a level change but Araujo stuffs the attempt, goes for Modafferi's back but decides to circle back to the center of the octagon. Modafferi drills Araujo with a left hook that sends the Brazilian to the canvas but it's not clear if it's because of the punch or if she stumbled. Araujo has seen enough and explodes for a hard takedown and attempts to lock-in an arm-triangle choke but the bell yet again saves Modafferi from possibly being finished and this one will see a third and final round.
Round Three: The final frame gets underway and Modaferri comes forward with a bevy of punches but nothing seems to land but she sneaks in a takedown but Araujo gets back to her feet. Modafferi continues to look for the takedown and pushes Araujo against the cage but Araujo ends up being the one to get the takedown. Araujo ends up letting Modafferi back to the feet and the pair circle back to the center of the cage. Modafferi lands a combo of her own which forces Araujo to get on her bike and back pedal to the fence to regain her barrings. Araujo, seemingly recovered, lands a right hook to the body of Modafferi and initiates the clinch against the fence with a minute to-go. Araujo circles back to the center but changes levels and gets Modafferi to the mat with a solid takedown. Modafferi begins throwing hail mary elbows in hopes of a last second finish in a fight that many think she needs a finish to win but she runs out of time and this one will go to the judge's scorecards.
Result - Viviane Araujo def. Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Matt Schnell vs. Tyson Nam
Round One: Referee Herb Dean gives the signal and this one is officially underway. Schnell trips up after missing an inside leg kick, gets back to his feet then eats an inside leg kick from Nam. Schnell misses a straight right and Nam returns the favor but also just misses. Nam lands a pair of inside leg kicks on Schnell which causes the latter to switch stances. Both men are feeling each other out and throwing a bunch of faints but nothing of significance, thus far. Nam partially lands a right hook to the body of Schnell but eats a heavy left hook from Schnell for his troubles. Nam lands a jab to the bridge of the nose of Schnell but Schnell opens up a cut on Nam after a nice combo to close out the first round.
Round Two: Many thought we may not see a second round with these two fast starters but here we are. Schnell opens up the round with a lead leg kick on Nam but takes a left hook to the chin in response. Schnell continues to land another pair of jabs but he eats another heavy hook from Nam as it appears Schnell is has had more volume, thus far, but Nam has landed the bigger shots. Schnell lands yet another combo which visibly frustrates Nam who throws monster left hook but just misses. Nam lands a front kick to the body and follows it up with a straight right to the body but Schnell closes out the frame with another combo as the bell sounds and we're headed to a third and final round.
Round Three: The third round gets underway with Schnell picking right up where he left off last round and lands another combo on the chin of Nam which forces Nam to start pressing forward, quite possibly knowing he may need a finish to leave Fight Island with the win. Nam lands a paif of left hooks and narrowly misses a follow up power right. Nam drills Schnell with a heavy right to the body but Schnell shakes it off and lands a pair of jabs to Nam's nose. Nam pushes Schnell against the fence and begins to unload power shots to Schnell's body and just misses a left head kick as the bell sounds and this one is goiung to the judge's scorecards.
Result - Matt Schnell def. Tyson Nam via split-decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Lerone Murphy vs. Douglas Silva
Round One: This one is officially underway and the undefeated Murphy opens with a narrowly missed head kick. Silva nails a lead leg kick to Murphy and just misses a follow up right hook. Murphy makes Silva pay for attempting another kick to his lead leg but drilling him with a left straight and lands a calf kick on Silva before just missing a spinning wheel kick that gained a "whoaaaaa!" from John Gooden, Daniel Cormier and Paul Felder on commentary. Silva continues to try and chew up that lead leg of Silva by landing a pair of kicks to it. Silva starts to open up with a solid combo that ends with a right hook to the body which backs up Murphy, who bounces off the fence before circling back to the center. Silva goes for a level change but Murphy is up for the challenge and stuffs it as the opening frame comes to a close.
Round Two: As soon as the this second round begins, Silva trips up Murphy and immediately locks in a double hook. Murphy is able to burst out of the hold and get back to his feet then drills Silva with a low leg kick. Silva initiates the clinch, pushes Murphy against the fence, trips him up and latches onto his opponent's back. Murphy gets back to his feet and shakes Silva off his back before the pair circle back to the center of the octagon. Murphy stumbles Silva after a nasty right hook and lands yet another calf kick which Silva is clearly not a fan of and is wobbly off that right leg and the round comes to an end.
Round Three: Murphy opens the final frame with a spinning wheel kick that is blocked by Silva but the former eats another calf kick which trips him up. Silva completely changes the momentum of the fight by landing a heavy right hook and follows it up with a side kick to the body which forces Murphy to retreat to the fence but the fight is momentarily stopped by referee Marc Goddard after Silva kicks Murphy below the waist. Silva apologizes, Goddard warns him, the fighters touch gloves and the fight is resumed. Silva cearly thinks he needs a finish for the win and drills Murphy with another heavy right hook which stuns the undefeated-British born prospect. Murphy returns the favor and lands a right hook of his own which stops Silva in his tracks. Murphy goes for a level change and pushes Silva against the fence and continues to work for the takedown, which he eventually gets. Murphy pours on the ground and pound for the final moments of the fight as this one comes to an end and will go to the judges.
Result - Lerone Murphy def. Douglas Silva de Andrade via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)