UFC Fight Night Norfolk Results: A Flyweight Champ Isn't Crowned & 145ers Battle For A Title Shot

Welcome to Fightful.com's live coverage & discussion for UFC Fight Night Norfolk. We'll be bringing you full, fight by fight coverage of every bout on the card. You can also send in your feedback on our Disqus boards below!

Main Card (8pm EST., ESPN+)

UFC Flyweight Championship
#3 Deiveson Figueiredo def. #1 Joseph Benavidez by TKO via strikes (1:54, R2), but Figueiredo isn’t the UFC Flyweight Champion due to missing weight

Felicia Spencer def. Zarah Fairn by TKO via strikes (3:37, R1)

Magomed Ankalaev def. Ion Cutelaba by KO via strikes (0:38, R1)

Megan Anderson def. Norma Dumont by KO via punch (3:31, R1)

Grant Dawson def. Darrick Minner by submission via rear naked choke (1:38, R2)

Preliminary Card (5pm EST., ESPN+)

Kyler Phillips def. Gabriel Silva by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Brendan Allen def. Tom Breese by TKO via strikes (4:47, R1)

Luis Pena def. Steve Garcia by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Marcin Tybura def. Serghei Spivac by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Jordan Griffin def. TJ Brown by submission via guillotine choke (3:38, R2)

Spike Carlyle def. Aalon Cruz by TKO via strikes (1:25, R1)

Sean Brady def. Ismail Naurdiev by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)


Sean Brady vs. Ismael Naurdiev

Round One: The round begins with Naurdiev and Brady exchanging some leg kicks, Naurdiev and Brady take turns attacking each other with combinations. Brady looks for a takedown and Naurdiev nails him with multiple elbow strikes to the head, Brady fires back and he hits Naurdiev with a two punch combination. Brady and Naurdiev also exchange some kicks to the midsection, Naurdiev nails Brady with a leaping knee strike to the upper body. Brady looks for a takedown and Naurdiev responds by landing a three strike combination, Brady recovers and he cracks Naurdiev with a right followed by a body kick. Brady backs up Naurdiev by throwing a multiple punch combination, Naurdiev goes for another flying knee strike and Brady avoids it. Brady comes forward and he cracks Naurdiev with a right, the fighters clinch as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Naurdiev

Round Two: The round begins with Naurdiev coming forward and taking some swings at Brady, Brady fires back by landing some leg kicks. Brady looks for a takedown as he gets Naurdiev against the cage wall, Brady scores a takedown on Naurdiev and he gets back control. Brady attacks Naurdiev with some knee strikes to the thighs, Naurdiev scrambles to his feet and Brady keeps him against the cage wall. Brady scores another takedown on Naurdievand he gets the half guard, Brady lands some ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Brady hitting a swinging Naurdiev with a counter left hook, Brady hits Naurdiev with a few punching combinations. Naurdiev goes for a flying knee strike and Brady scores a takedown on him, Naurdiev gets up and Brady gets him against the cage wall before dragging him back to the ground. Brady attacks Naurdiev with some ground and pound, Naurdiev wall walks to his feet and Brady drags him back to the ground. Naurdiev scrambles to his feet and Brady gets him back down while landing some strikes, Brady attacks Naurdiev with ground and pound while gaining back control. Brady rolls for a guillotine choke on Naurdiev as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Sean Brady def. Ismail Naurdiev by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Aalon Cruz vs. Spike Carlyle

Round One: The round begins with Cruz and Carlyle throwing some kicks, Cruz backs up Carlyle by throwing plenty of high kicks. Carlyle starts attacking Criz with some leg kicks, Carlyle cracks Cruz with a high kick of his own that backs him up. Cruz looks for a takedown on Carlyle cracks him with elbow strikes, Carlyle drops Cruz with a combination and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Spike Carlyle def. Aalon Cruz by TKO via strikes (1:25, R1)

Jordan Griffin vs. TJ Brown

Round One: The round begins with Brown grabbing Griffin and getting him up against the cage wall, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. Brown scores a takedown on Griffin and he gets him in a seated position, Brown gains the half guard against Griffin while landing some strikes. Griffin gets back to his feet and Brown drags him back to the ground, Brown attacks Griffin with some ground and pound. Griffin wall walks to his feet and Brown scores another takedown on him, Brown attacks Griffin with more ground and pound. Griffin gets back up again and Brown holds him against the cage wall, Griffin looks for a guillotine choke and Brown defends. Brown attacks Griffin with some strikes, Griffin goes for another guillotine choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Brown

Round Two: The round begins with Brown attacking Griffin with a head kick, Griffin lands a head kick on Brown before eating a counter left. Brown scores a takedown on Griffin and he gets the open guard, Griffin and Brown exchange some strikes while on the ground. Brown transitions to the side control position against Griffin, Griffin scrambles to his feet and Brown gets him against the cage wall. Brown scores another takedown on Griffin and Griffin gets right back up, Brown nails Griffin with an elbow strike before scoring another takedown. Griffin catches Brown in a guillotine choke while Brown was in side control and Brown goes out cold.

Official Result: Jordan Griffin def. TJ Brown by submission via guillotine choke (3:38, R2)

From The Web