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

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Main Card (8pm EST., ESPN+)

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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)

Luis Pena vs. Steve Garcia

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Garcia lands come combinations against Pena. Pena grabs Garcia and he gets him against the cage wall, Garcia scores a takedown on Pena and Pena gets right back up. Pena drags Garcia to the ground and he gets back control, Pena attacks Garcia with some ground and pound. Pena hunts for the rear naked choke while peppering Garcia with more ground and pound, Pena attacks Garcia with elbow strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pena

Round Two: The round begins with Garcia swinging wildly at Pena, Pena jumps on the back of a standing Garcia and he gets him to the ground. Garcia gets back to his feet and Pena drags him back to the ground, Pena attacks Garcia with some ground and pound. Pena again starts looking for the rear naked choke against Garcia, Pena and Garcia get into a wild striking exchange while on the ground and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Pena immediately dropping Garcia and he gets top control on the ground, Garcia catches Pena in a triangle choke and Pena escapes after a long struggle to get back control. Pena attacks Garcia with some ground and pound while hunting for a rear naked choke, Garcia fires back and he tries attacking Pena with strikes while on the ground. Pena mainstains back control on Garcia until the round ends.

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

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

Marcin Tybura vs. Serghei Spivac

Round One: The round begins with Tybura taking some swings at Spivac, Spivac fires back with a two punch combination against Tybura. Spivac cracks a swinging Tybura with a multiple strike combination, Tybura and Spivac exchange a few right hooks. Spivac nails a swinging Tybura with a knee strike to the face, Tybura scores a takedown on Spivac and he gets the full guard. Tybura starts attacking Spivac with some ground and pound, Tybura maintains top control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tybura

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Tybura grabs Spivac and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Spivac attacking Tybura with a punching combination, Spivac backs Tybura up while swinging away at him. Tybura scores another takedown on Spivac and he gets back control, Tybura lands a few more strikes on Spivac as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Tybura attacking an incoming Spivac with a combination, Tybura comes forward and he attempts a few kicks against Spivac. Tybura grabs Spivac and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Spivac cracks Tybura with a few combinations. Spivac comes forward and Tybura nails him with a counter right uppercut, Tybura scores a takedown on Spivac and he gets the half guard position. Tybura attacks Spivac with ground and pound until the round ends.

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

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

Brendan Allen vs. Tom Breese

Round One: The round begins with the fighters getting into a wild striking exchange, Allen goes for a takedown and Breese gets right back up. Allen grabs Breese and he gets him up against the cage wall, Breese pulls guard and he drags Allen to the ground. Allen transitions to the half guard position against Breese, Allen then advances to side control against Breese. Allen attacks Breese with some ground and pound, Breese scrambles and he looks for a few submissions against Allen. Allen goes back to attacking Breese with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

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

Gabriel Silva vs. Kyler Phillips

Round One: The round begins with the fighters immediately swinging away at each other, Silva grabs a kicking Phillips and he gets him against the cage wall for a short time. The fighters separate and Phillips looks for a front kick to the face, Phillips starts attacking Silva with jabs and leg kicks. Silva grabs Phillips and he gets him back up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Phillips swings away at Silva. Phillips nails Silva with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Phillips stays on the outside while swinging away at Silva. Silva continuously comes forward and he swings away at Phillips, Phillips rocks Silva by landing a pair of left hooks. Silva eats a left before attempting a spinning elbow strike against Phillips, Phillips nails a swinging Silva with a counter right hook. Silva scores a takedown on Phillips and he gets the open guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Phillips

Round Two: The round begins with Phillips peppering Silva with a few jabs, Silva comes forward and he gets Phillips against the cage wall after landing a right. Phillips scores a takedown on Silva and Silva gets back up, Silva looks for a takedown and Phillips attacks him with elbow strikes. Silva scores a takedown on Phillips and he gets the open guard, Silva advances to the side control position on Phillips. Phillips sweeps Silva and he gets top control on him, Phillips then gains the full mount position against Silva. Silva quickly scrambles and he gets Phillips in his half guard, Silva rolls for a knee bar and Phillips defends while landing hammer fists until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Phillips dancing around Silva while peppering him with strikes, Phillips rocks Silva with a multiple punch combination followed by a flying knee strike. Phillips scores a takedown on Silva and he gets the open guard, Phillips rolls for a d’arce choke and Silva defends by scrambling to his feet. Phillips then cracks Silva with an elbow strike to the head, Silva responds by nailing Phillips with a knee strike to the face. Phillips scores another takedown on Silva and he gets the half guard, Phillips attacks Silva with some ground and pound. Phillips transitions to side control on a scrambling Silva, Phillips then gains the full mount against Silva. Phillips gains back control while attacking Silva with ground and pound, Silva scrambles and Phillips throws a knee strike as the round ends.

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

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

Grant Dawson vs. Darrick Minner

Round One: The round begins with Minner attacking Dawson with some leg kicks, Dawson goes for a flying knee strike and Minner defends by going for a guillotine choke. Dawson escapes the choke and he gets top control on a downed Minner, Dawson attacks Minner with some ground and pound. Minner rolls for multiple arm bars and Dawson escapes them all, Minner goes for another guillotine choke and Dawson escapes while getting side control. Dawson transitions into the half guard against Minner, Dawson advances to the full mount on Minner and he gets back control while landing a ton of strikes. Dawson looks for a rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dawson

Round Two: The round begins with Dawson grabbing Minner and he scores a takedown on him a short time later, Dawson gains the full mount against Minner. Dawson starts attacking Minner with ground and pound, Dawson transitions to back control against Minner. Dawson catches Minner in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

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

Megan Anderson vs. Norma Dumont

Round One: The round begins with Anderson and Dumont exchanging a few strikes, Dumont grabs a jabbing Anderson and she gets her against the cage wall. Dumont attacks Anderson with a few knee strikes to the thighs, Anderson lands a knee strike of her own against Dumont. Dumont scores a takedown on Anderson and Anderson gets right back to her feet, Dumont quickly gets Anderson back against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Anderson levels Dumont with a straight right and Dumont goes out cold.

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

Ion Cutelaba vs. Magomed Ankalaev

Round One: The round begins with Cutelaba attacking Ankalaev with some leg kicks, Ankalaev rocks Cutelaba with a series of head kicks and a plethora of strikes and the referee jumps in.

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

Felicia Spencer vs. Zarah Fairn

Round One: The round begins with Spencer attacking Fairn with a head kick, Fairn and Spencer exchange a few combinations. Fairn backs up Spencer after landing a straight left, Fairn charges at Spencer while swinging away at her. Spencer grabs Fairn and she gets her up against the cage wall, Spencer scores a takedown Fairn and she gets the full mount. Spencer starts attacking Fairn with ground and pound, Spencer transitions to back control and then back to full mount on Fairn while landing more strikes. Spencer lands more unanswered strikes and the referee jumps in.

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

UFC Flyweight Championship
#1 Joseph Benavidez vs. #3 Deiveson Figueiredo

Round One: The round begins with Benavidez attacking Figueiredo with a left, Figueiredo scores a takedown on Benavidez and he immediately rolls for an arm bar. Benavidez scrambles to his feet and he swings away at Figueiredo, Benavidez starts attacking Figueiredo with punching combinations. Beanvidez then nails Figueiredo with an overhand right, Benavidez also starts attacking Figueiredo with some leg kicks. Figueiredo cracks a swinging Benavidez with a counter right hook, Figueiredo gets Benavidez against the cage wall for a short time while landing a knee strike. Benavidez responds by cracking Figueiredo with multiple combinations, Figueiredo cracks Benavidez with a right hook to the midsection. The fighters have a wild striking exchange as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Benavidez

Round Two: The round begins with Figueiredo attacking Benavidez with a spinning back kick, Benavidez goes after Figueiredo by landing some leg kicks. Figueiredo then cracks Benavidez with an overhand right, Figueiredo starts landing counter rights on a swinging Benavidez. Figueiredo levels Benavidez with a right and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #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

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