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+)

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#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)

#5 Sergio Pettis vs. Tyson Nam

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few jabs, Pettis goes for a high kick and Nam blocks it. Pettis pops Nam in the head with a high side kick, Pettis starts attacking Nam with some leg kicks. Nam comes forward and he attacks Pettis with a short right hook, Nam grabs Pettis and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Nam attacks Pettis with a two punch combination, Nam barely lands a front kick to the face of Pettis. Pettis goes for a roundhouse kick and Nam blocks it, Pettis and Nam swings at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pettis

Round Two: The round begins with Pettis and Nam peppering each other with jabs, Pettis barely lands a spinning back fist on Nam. Nam comes forward and he swings away at Pettis, Nam then pops Pettis with a short right hook. Nam cracks a swinging Pettis with a counter right hook, Pettis then nails Nam with a step in knee strike. Nam lands a counter strike on Pettis as he attempted a superman punch, Nam grabs Pettis and briefly gets him against the cage wall. Pettis cracks Nam with a three punch combination and a spinning heel kick to the midsection, Pettis goes for a rolling kick and Nam gets top position when they hit the ground and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Pettis attacking Nam with some leg kicks, Pettis nails a swinging Nam with a counter left. Pettis eats a right after nailing Nam with an elbow strike, Nam then cracks Pettis with a pair of rights. Pettis responds by cracking Pettis with a five punch combination, Pettis and Nam exchange some striking combinations. Nam grabs Pettis and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Nam attacks Pettis with an elbow strike. Pettis cracks a swinging Nam with a front kick to the chin, Nam grabs Pettis again and briefly gets him against the cage wall. The fighters clinch and the round ends.

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

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

Ariane Carnelossi vs. Angela Hill

Round One: The round begins with Carnelossi coming forward as the fighters swing away at each other, the fighters clinch and exchange strikes. Hill cracks Carnelossi with an elbow strike as they separate, the fighters clinch again and exchange more strikes. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Hill uses the jab to keep Carnelossi at a distance. Hill cracks an incoming Carnelossi with a few right hooks, Hill gets Carnelossi against the cage wall while landing a few knee strikes. The fighters separate and swing away at each other again, Carnelossi starts landing some leg kicks against Hill. Hill pops a kicking Carnelossi with a counter left, Hill nails Carnelossi with a knee strike followed by an elbow strike. Hill nails Carnelossi with a right uppercut as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hill

Round Two: The round begins with Carnelossi coming forward and swinging away at Hill, Carnelossi and Hill quickly get into some exchanges. Hill backs Carnelossi into the cage wall while landing some knee strikes, the fighters separate and Hill lands an uppercut. Carnelossi goes back to attacking Hill with leg kicks, Carnelossi catches a backing Hill with a right. Hill nails a swinging Carnelossi with a kick to the midsection, Carnelossi comes forward and she attacks Hill with a high kick. Hill and Carnelossi continue exchanging combinations, Hill looks for an elbow strike as Carnelossi attacks her with a combination. Hill cracks an incoming Carnelossi with a short right, Carnelossi responds by nailing Hill with a trio of lefts. Carnelossi grabs Hill and gets her up against the cage wall, the fighters exchange more strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Carnelossi backing up Hill while swinging away at her, the fighters clinch and exchange strikes. Carnelossi continues backing up Hill while swinging away at her, Hill nails a swinging Carnelossi with multiple knee strikes. Hill also nails Carnelossi with an elbow strike to the head, Carnelossi goes back to attacking Hill with leg kicks. Hill uses the jab to try and keep Carnelossi at a distance, the referee halts the fight so the doctor can check a cut on Carnelossi. The doctor says Carnelossi cannot continue and the fight is stopped.

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

Marco Polo Reyes vs. Kyle Nelson

Round One: The round begins with Nelson kicking Reyes in the midsection, Reyes charges at Nelson while throwing a combination. Nelson grabs Reyes and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. Nelson destroys Reyes with a massive combination and the referee eventually jumps in.

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

Jose Quinonez vs. Carlos Huachin

Round One: The round begins with Quinonez attacking Huachin with some leg kicks, Quinonez comes forward and he pops Huachin with a right. Quinonez drops Huachin with a right and Huachin gets up a few moments later, Huachin comes forward and he attacks Quinonez with a few lefts. Huachin lands an overhand left against Quinonez, Huachin pops a swinging Quinonez with a counter right. Quinonez lands a few kicks to the midsection of Huachin, Quinonez nails Huachin with a head kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Quinonez

Round Two: The round begins with Huachin taking some wild swings at Quinonez, Quinonez pops Huachin with a short right. Quinonez dances around Huachin while peppering him with jabs, Quinonez scores a takedown on Huachin and he gets the half guard. Quinonez attacks Huachin with some ground and pound, Huachin eventually gets Quinonez in his full guard. Huachin scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Huachin backs up Quinonez after throwing a two punch combination. Quinonez attacks Huachin with a high kick as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Quinonez scoring a takedown on Huachin and he gets the open guard, Quinonez gains the half guard while attacking Huachin with ground and pound. Quinonez mixes in some elbow strikes in his attack against Huachin, Huachin eventually gets Quinonez back in his full guard. Quinonez returns to the half guard while nailing Huachin with more strikes, Huachin scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Huachin comes forward and he takes a few swings at Quinonez, Quinonez dances around Huachin while taking some swings at him. Huachin takes a few more swings at Quinonez as the round ends.

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

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

Martin Bravo vs. Steven Peterson

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Peterson nails Bravo with a kick to the midsection. Bravo scores a takedown on Peterson and he gets the full guard, Peterson scrambles to his feet and the fighters swing away at each other. Bravo starts nailing Peterson with a few combinations, Bravo nails Peterson with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Bravo drops Peterson with a leg kick and Peterson gets up while eating more strikes, Peterson nails a kicking Bravo with a counter right. Bravo responds by nailing Peterson with a right of his own, Bravo briefly gets Peterson against the cage wall. Bravo nails Peterson with a kick to the midsection, Bravo connects with another counter right on a swinging Peterson. Bravo eats a few jabs before nailing Peterson with a right, the fighters have a striking exchange as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bravo

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Bravo scores a takedown on Peterson and he gets the open guard. Peterson scrambles to his feet as Bravo swings away at him, Bravo lands a four punch combination against an incoming Peterson. Peterson continues coming forward and swinging away at Bravo, Peterson levels Bravo with a spinning back fist and Bravo goes out cold.

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

#10 Irene Aldana vs. Vanessa Melo

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Aldana nails Melo with a kick to the midsection. Aldana stays on the outside while attacking Melo with jabs, Aldana also attacks Melo with some leg kicks. Melo backs up Aldana after cracking her with a left, Melo comes forward and she nails Aldana with combinations. Aldana continues staying on the outside while landing strikes on Melo, Aldana cracks Melo with lefts to the midsection. Aldana nails a kicking Melo with a counter right, Aldana lands a few more combinations as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Aldana

Round Two: The round begins with Aldana cracking Melo with a left hook, Melo charges at Aldana while swinging away at her. Aldana and Melo also exchange some leg kicks, Aldana stays on the outside while attacking Melo with combinations. Aldana cracks a swinging Melo with a counter left, Aldana nails Melo with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Melo looks for a takedown and Aldana counters with a combination, Melo continues coming forward and swings at Aldana. Melo cracks a backing Aldana with a pair of lefts, Melo backs Aldana into the cage wall after landing a combination. Aldana and Melo also exchange some high kick attempts, Aldana pops an incoming Melo with a right. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters immediately swinging away at each other, Melo grabs Aldana and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Melo cracks a kicking Aldana with a counter left hook, Melo charges at Aldana while throwing a combination. Aldana goes for a roundhouse kick to the head and Melo barely avoids it, Aldana stays on the outside while picking Melo apart with strikes. Aldana also cracks Melo with a left to the midsection, Aldana and Melo also exchange more leg kicks. Aldana cracks a swinging Melo with a counter right to the head, Aldana and Melo stand in the center of the Octagon while swinging away at each other. Aldana lands a superman punch on Melo as the round ends.

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

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

#9 Brandon Moreno vs. Askar Askarov

Round One: The round begins with Askarov attacking Moreno with some leg kicks, Askarov looks for a takedown as Moreno attacks him with a combination. Askarov scores a takedown on Moreno and he gets the half guard, Askarov transitions to back control against Moreno. Askarov attacks Moreno with some ground and pound, Moreno scrambles and escapes submission attempts to get top control on Askarov. Moreno attacks Askarov with some ground and pound, Askarov scrambles to his feet and Moreno rocks him with a left hook. Moreno nails a swinging Askarov with a counter left to the midsection, Askarov swings away at Moreno as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moreno

Round Two: The round begins with Askarov nailing Moreno with some kicks to the midsection, Askarov scores a takedown on Moreno after a brief striking exchange. Moreno gets back up and he attacks Askarov with some lefts, Moreno nails an incoming Askarov with an uppercut. Askarov grabs Moreno and gets him against the cage wall while landing lefts of his own, Askarov scores another takedown on Moreno and he gets side control. Askarov attacks Moreno with some ground and pound, Moreno kicks Askarov off of him to get the fight standing again. Askarov scores another takedown on Moreno and Moreno gets right up, Askarov attempts a spinning back fist against Moreno. Askarov and Moreno get into a wild striking exchange, Moreno pops Askarov with a few rights. Moreno drops Askarov with a head kick, Moreno looks for an inverted triangle choke as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Moreno cracking Askarov with an overhand right, Moreno scores a takedown on Askarov and he gets the full guard. Moreno attacks Askarov with some ground and pound, Askarov rolls for some submissions while on his back. Moreno transitions to back control on Askarov, Askarov sweeps Moreno and he gets top control as the round ends.

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

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

#8 Carla Esparza vs. #9 Alexa Grasso

Round One: The round begins with the fighters having a brief exchange, Esparza comes forward and she hits Grasso with a two punch combination. Grasso starts nailing a swinging Esparza with counter strikes, Esparza cracks Grasso with another two punch combination. Grasso pops a swinging Esparza with a counter right hook, Esparza starts attacking Grasso with some leg kicks. Esparza scores a takedown on Grasso and she gets the full mount, Grasso scrambles to her feet before attempting a high kick against Esparza. Esparza comes forward and she nails Grasso with a right, Grasso grabs Esparza and gets her against the cage wall. Esparza scores another takedown on Grasso and Grasso quickly gets back up, Grasso cracks Esparza with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Grasso

Round Two: The round begins with Grasso nailing an incoming Esparza with a combination, Esparza scores a takedown on Grasso and she gets the full guard. Esparza attacks Grasso with some ground and pound, Esparza transitions to back control against Grasso. Grasso scrambles at the right time to get the fight standing again, Grasso backs up Esparza after landing a straight right. Esparza responds by catching Grasso with a right of her own, Esparza scores another takedown on Grasso and she gets the full guard. Grasso sweeps Esparza as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Grasso nailing a kicking Esparza with a two punch combo, Grasso rocks a swinging Esparza with a counter left hook. Grasso comes forward and pounces on the rocked Esparza, Esparza starts hunting for takedowns against Grasso. Grasso comes forward and she nails Esparza with another combo, Esparza scores a takedown on Grasso and she gets the full guard. Grasso rolls for an arm bar and Esparza escapes to keep top position on the ground, Grasso attacks Esparza with a bunch of strikes while on her back. Grasso scrambles to her feet to get the fight standing again, the fighters have multiple striking exchanges as the round ends.

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

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

#7 Yair Rodriguez vs. #8 Jeremy Stephens

Round One: The round begins with Rodriguez attacking Stephens with some leg kicks, Rodriguez accidentally pokes Stephens in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight is waved off as Stephens cannot continue.

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

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