UFC Fight Night Mexico City Results: The Main Event Ends In Controversy & Steven Peterson With A KO Of The Year Contender

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Main Card (8pm EST., ESPN+)

#7 Yair Rodriguez fought #8 Jeremy Stephens to a no contest via accidental eye poke (0:15, R1)

#8 Carla Esparza def. #9 Alexa Grasso by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#9 Brandon Moreno fought Askar Askarov to a split draw (28-28, 29-28, 27-30)

#10 Irene Aldana def. Vanessa Melo by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Steven Peterson def. Martin Bravo by KO via spinning back fist (1:31, R2)

Preliminary Card (5pm EST., ESPN+)

Jose Quinonez def. Carlos Huachin by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Kyle Nelson def. Marco Polo Reyes by KO via strikes (1:36, R1)

Angela Hill def. Ariane Carnelossi by TKO via doctor stoppage (1:56, R3)

#5 Sergio Pettis def. Tyson Nam by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Paul Craig def. Vinicius Moreira by submission via rear naked choke (3:19, R1)

#15 Bethe Correia def. #14 Sijara Eubanks by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Claudio Puelles def. Marcos Mariano by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)


Claudio Puelles vs. Marcos Mariano

Round One: The round begins with Mariano attempting a high kick against Puelles, Puelles scores a takedown on Mariano and he gets him in the seated position. Mariano wall walks to his feet and Puelles drags him back to the ground, Puelles rolls for a kimura and Mariano escapes to get top control on the ground. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity and the fighters swing away at each other afterwards, Puelles grabs Mariano and gets him up against the cage wall. Puelles scores another takedown on Mariano and he gets the full guard, Puelles attacks Mariano with some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Puelles

Round Two: The round begins with Puelles scoring a takedown on Mariano and he gets side control, Puelles gains the half guard against Mariano. Puelles then advances to the full mount against Mariano, Mariano quickly gets Puelles back in his half guard. Mariano eats a few strikes while he gets Puelles in his full guard, Puelles nails Mariano with more strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Mariano kicking Puelles in the midsection, Puelles scores a takedown on Mariano and he gets side control. Puelles gains the half guard while nailing Mariano with a few strikes, Puelles rolls for a kimura and Mariano defends against it. Puelles attacks Mariano with some ground and pound, Puelles advances to the full mount against Mariano. Puelles attacks Mariano with more ground and pound while getting put back in the half guard, Puelles regains full mount while nailing Mariano with ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Claudio Puelles def. Marcos Mariano by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)

#14 Sijara Eubanks vs. #15 Bethe Correia

Round One: The round begins with Eubanks attacking Correia with an overhand right followed by a body kick, Eubanks also attacks Correia with leg kicks. Eubanks cracks a swinging Correia with a counter right hook, Correia also looks for some counter strikes against Eubanks. Eubanks and Correia get involved in a few striking exchanges, Correia hits a swinging Eubanks with a counter right. Correia lands another counter right on a kicking Eubanks, Correia then hits Eubanks with a three punch combination. Eubanks scores a takedown on Correia and she gets the half guard, Eubanks attacks Correia with ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Eubanks

Round Two: The round begins with Eubanks kicking Correia in the midsection, Correia nails a swinging Eubanks with a counter right. Correia comes forward and she takes a few swings at Eubanks, Correia then hits Eubanks with a few rights. The fighters briefly clinch and exchange some strikes, Eubanks and Correia exchange rights afterwards. Eubanks grabs Correia and gets her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Correia nails Eubanks with a left to the midsection. Correia backs up Eubanks after landing a three punch combination, Correia follows up by nailing Eubanks with an overhand right. Eubanks responds by cracking Correia with a short right uppercut, Correia grabs Eubanks and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Eubanks lands a combination, Correia nails Eubanks with a two punch combo to the body. Correia pops a knee striking Eubanks with a counter right hook, Correia gets Eubanks against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Eubanks cracking Correia with a few rights, Correia responds by attacking Eubanks with jabs. Correia backs up a swinging Eubanks with a multiple punch combination, Eubanks then cracks Correia with a right. Correia stuns Eubanks after landing a series of jabs, Correia grabs Eubanks and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Eubanks nails Correia with a right hook, Eubanks and Correia have several striking exchanges. Correia hits a swinging Eubanks with a short counter right, Correia pops Eubanks with a counter right. Eubanks nails an incoming Correia with a two punch combination, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #15 Bethe Correia def. #14 Sijara Eubanks by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Vinicius Moreira vs. Paul Craig

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Moreira grabs Craig and gets him against the cage wall. Moreira pulls guard and he drags Craig to the ground, Craig attacks Moreira with some ground and pound. Moreira rolls for an arm bar and Craig scrambles to his feet, Moreira quickly gets Craig against the cage wall. Craig scores a takedown on Moreira and he gets back up, Craig drops Moreira with a pair of knee strikes and he pounces on him with more strikes. Craig gets back control on the ground and he locks in a rear naked choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Paul Craig def. Vinicius Moreira by submission via rear naked choke (3:19, R1)

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