UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh Results: Luke Rockhold Returns & Plenty Of Finishes

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Main Card (10pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

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#3 Luke Rockhold def. #9 David Branch by submission via strikes (4:05, R2)

Mike Perry def. Alex Reyes by KO via knee strike (1:19, R1)

Anthony Smith def. Hector Lombard by TKO via strikes (2:33, R3)

Gregor Gillespie def. Jason Gonzalez by submission via arm triangle choke (2:11, R2)

#13 Kamaru Usman def. Sergio Moraes by KO via punch (2:48, R1)

Justin Ledet def. Azunna Anyanwu by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Tony Martin by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Daniel Spitz def. Anthony Hamilton by TKO via strikes (0:24, R1)

#14 Uriah Hall def. #10 Krzysztof Jotko by KO via strikes (2:25, R2)

Gilbert Burns def. Jason Saggo by KO via punch (4:55, R2)


Round By Round Recap

Jason Saggo vs. Gilbert Burns

Round One: The round begins with Saggo attacking Burns with a left hook, Saggi attempts a high kick against Burns as well. Saggo starts attacking Burns with some leg kicks as well, Burns catches a kicking Saggo with a counter left hook. Saggo cracks a swinging Burns with a right hook, Burns comes forward and he catches Saggo with a straight right. Saggo eats a knee strike from Burns after blocking a takedown attempt, Burns catches Saggo with a kick to the midsection. Saggo gets a kicking Burns to the ground and he immediately postures up, Saggo kicks away at the legs of a downed Burns. Burns scrambles to his feet and he swings away against Saggo, Burns scores a takedown and Saggo gets right back to his feet. Burns drags Saggo back to the ground and he gets back control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Saggo

Round Two: The round begins with Saggo cracking Burns with a front kick to the face, Saggo continues kicking away at a swinging Burns. Saggo comes forward and he kicks Burns in the midsection, Burns responds and he nails Saggo with a kick to the midsection as well. Saggo trips up Burns and he lets him up after a short time, Burns eats a front kick after popping Saggo with a right. Saggo attempts a head kick against Burns and it gets blocked, Burns then pops Saggo with an uppercut. Burns scores a takedown on Saggo and he gets the open guard, Saggo scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing. Burns attacks Saggo with a knee strike before eating a counter left, Burns then catches Saggo with a wild right. Saggo nails Burns with a kick to the midsection, Burns destroys Saggo with an overhand right and Saggo goes out cold.

Official Result: Gilbert Burns def. Jason Saggo by KO via punch (4:55, R2)

#10 Krzysztof Jotko vs. #14 Uriah Hall

Round One: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Jotko then pops Hall with an uppercut followed by a left. Hall badly misses a flying knee strike against Jotko, Hall starts attacking Jotko with some leg kicks while avoiding strikes. Jotko rocks Hall with an uppercut and drops him with a punching combination, Hall gets up and Jotko attacks him with more strikes. Jotko scores a takedown on Hall and he gets the half guard, Jotko attacks Hall with ground and pound before getting the full mount. Jotko transitions to the back control position against Hall, Hall gets up with Jotko still on his back and eating strikes. Jotko drags Hall back to the ground before getting the full mount, Hall scrambles to his feet while eating more strikes. Hall rocks a winging Jotko with a counter left hook, Jotko swings away at hall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Jotko

Round Two: The round begins with Hall coming forward and swinging away at Jotko, Jotko then pops Hall with an uppercut. Hall starts attacking Jotko with some leg kicks, Hall attacks Jotko with a spinning head kick that gets blocked. Jotko backs up Hall by landing a kick to the midsection, Hall drops Jotko with a straight right and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #14 Uriah Hall def. #10 Krzysztof Jotko by KO via strikes (2:25, R2)

Anthony Hamilton vs. Daniel Spitz

Round One: The round begins with Spitz dropping a swinging Hamilton with a counter right, Spitz pounces on a downed Hamilton until the referee jumped in.

Official Result: Daniel Spitz def. Anthony Hamilton by TKO via strikes (0:24, R1)

Tony Martin vs. Oliveir Aubin-Mercier

Round One: The round begins with Martin attacking Aubin-Mercier with some leg kicks, Aubin-Mercier responds by landing leg kicks of his own. Aubin-Mercier starts catching Martin with a few lefts to the face, Martin backs up Aubin-Mercier with a high kick attempt. Aubin-Mercier comes forward before eating a right from Martin, Martin comes forward while popping Aubin-Mercier with a few more rights. Martin grabs Aubin-Mercier and he holds him against the cage wall, Aubin-Mercier scores a takedown on Martin and he gets side control. Martin scrambles to his feet and he holds Aubin-Mercier against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Aubin-Mercier nails him with a left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Aubin-Mercier

Round Two: The round begins with Aubin-Mercier attempting a front kick against Martin, Aubin-Mercier also starts attacking Martin with some leg kicks. Aubin-Mercier cracks a swinging Martin with a high kick, Aubin-Mercier grabs Martin and he holds him against the cage wall. Aubin-Mercier scores a takedown on Martin and he gets the open guard, Aubin-Mercier starts attacking Martin with some ground and pound. Aubin-Mercier transitions to the half guard position against Martin, Martin scrambles to his feet with Aubin-Mercier holding onto him. Aubin-Mercier scores another takedown on Martin before eating an up kick, Aubin-Mercier nails Martin with a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Martin cracking Aubin-Mercier with a pair of rights, Aubin-Mercier responds by attacking Martin with leg kicks. Aubin-Mercier goes for the takedown and Martin catches him in an anaconda choke,  Aubin-Mercier escapes and Martin stays in top position. Martin attacks Aubin-Mercier with some ground and pound, Martin transitions to back control against Aubin-Mercier. Martin nails Aubin-Mercier with a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Martin (Final Score: 29-28 for Aubin-Mercier)

Official Result: Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Tony Martin by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Justin Ledet vs. Azunna Anyanwu

Round One: The round begins with Ledet jabbing away against Anyanwu, Anyanwu attacks the midsection of Ledet with strikes. Anyanwu starts attacking Ledet with some power punch attempts, Ledet starts swinging away against Anyanwu. Ledet then cracks an incoming Anyanwu with a short right hook, Ledet nails a swinging Anyanwu with a counter left. Anyanwu catches Ledet with a right to the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ledet

Round Two: The round begins with Anyanwu coming forward and attacking Ledet with a punching combination, Ledet goes back to jabbing away against Anyanwu. Anyanwu attacks Ledet with a three punch combination that mostly gets blocked, Anyanwu then pops Ledet with a two punch combo. Ledet goes back to peppering Anyanwu with some jabs, Anyanwu backs up Ledet after landing an uppercut. Ledet pops Anyanwu with a few more jabs as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Anyanwu coming forward and swinging wildly at Ledet, Anyanwu eats a few jabs before nailing Ledet with a two punch combination. Ledet goes back to peppering Anyanwu with a bunch of jabs, Anyanwu catches a jabbing Ledet with an uppercut. Anyanwu backs up Ledet after catching him with a wild right, Ledet pops Anyanwu with more jabs before eating a right as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Justin Ledet def. Azunna Anyanwu by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#13 Kamaru Usman vs. Sergio Moraes

Round One: The round begins with Moraes catching a winging Usman with a counter left, Usman starts nailing Moraes with leg kicks. Usman drops Moraes with a combination and he lets him get back up, Moraes eats a few more strikes before popping Usman with another left. Moraes cracks a swinging Usman with an overhand right, Usman levels Moraes with a right and Moraes goes out cold.

Official Result: #13 Kamaru Usman def. Sergio Moraes by KO via punch (2:48, R1)

Gregor Gillespie vs. Jason Gonzalez

Round One: The round begins with Gonzalez cracking Gillespie with some punches and a pair of front kicks, Gillespie drops Gonzalez with an elbow strike and he pounces on him with a few strikes. Gillespie settles in the full guard of Gonzalez while landing more strikes, Gonzalez scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Gillespie destroys a swinging Gonzalez with a multiple punch combination, Gillespie scores another takedown on Gonzalez and he gets side control. Gillespie transitions to the full mount against Gonzalez while landing strikes, Gonzalez scrambles at the right time to get the fight standing again. Gillespie scores a takedown on Gonzalez and he gets him in the seated position, Gonzalez scrambles to his feet to eat an elbow strike. Gillespie eats an uppercut while looking for another takedown, Gillespie scores another takedown on Gonzalez and he gets side control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gillespie

Round Two: The round begins with the two fighters having a wild striking exchange, Gillespie scores a takedown on Gonzalez and he gets the half guard. Gillespie transitions to the full mount against Gonzalez, Gillespie goes for the arm triangle choke and Gonzalez taps after a long struggle.

Official Result: Gregor Gillespie def. Jason Gonzalez by submission via arm triangle choke (2:11, R2)

Hector Lombard vs. Anthony Smith

Round One: The round begins with Smith attacking Lombard with a left followed by a high kick, Lombard charges forward and swings away at Smith. Smith keeps Lombard at a distance by throwing some front kicks, Lombard swings wildly at Smith while avoiding the takedown. Smith starts attacking Lombard with some leg kicks, Lombard responds by landing leg kicks of his own against Smith. Lombard then cracks Smith with a kick to the midsection, Lombard charges forward and swings away at Smith. Smith comes forward and Lombard swings wildly against him, Lombard kicks away at Smith as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lombard

Round Two: The round begins with Lombard attacking Smith with some leg kicks, Smith waits before cracking Lombard with a right. Smith comes forward and he nails Lombard with a flying knee strike, Lombard comes forward while throwing a punching combination at Smith. Smith cracks Lombard with an uppercut before eating a left hook, Lombard grabs Smith and he holds him against the cage wall. Smith breaks free and he catches a backing Lombard with a right, Smith the drops Lombard with another right as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Smith taking a few swings against Lombard, Smith cracks a swing Lombard with a knee strike to the face. Lombard goes right back to attacking Smith with leg kicks, Lombard comes forward and attacks Smith with a high kick. Smith drops Lombard with a step in straight right, Smith pounces on a downed Lombard until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Anthony Smith def. Hector Lombard by TKO via strikes (2:33, R3)

Mike Perry vs. Alex Reyes

Round One: The round begins with Reyes catching Perry with a front kick, Perry starts swinging wildly against Reyes. Reyes starts catching Perry with some leg kicks as well, Perry rocks Reyes with a knee strike followed by a right. Perry clobbers Reyes with another knee strike and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Mike Perry def. Alex Reyes by KO via knee strike (1:19, R1)

#3 Luke Rockhold vs. #9 David Branch

Round One: The round begins with Branch coming forward and swinging away at Rockhold, Rockhold responds by kicking away against Branch. Branch grabs Rockhold and he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Rockhold attacks Branch with leg kicks. Branch comes forward and he rocks Rockhold with a punching combination, Branch scores a takedown and Rockhold gets right back up. Rockhold spins Branch into the cage wall while landing some knee strikes, the fighters separate and Branch catches a swinging Rockhold with a right. The fighters clinched for a short time before separating, Rockhold attacks Branch with a few leg kicks. Rockhold goes for a jump kick before popping Branch with a left, Rockhold scores a takedown on Branch as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Branch

Round Two: The round begins with Rockhold nailing an incoming Branch with a short right, Branch continues coming forward and swinging away at Rockhold. Rockhold starts attacking Branch with some leg kicks, Rockhold grabs Branch and he holds him up against the cage wall. Rockhold scores a takedown on Branch and he gets the full mount, Rockhold transitions to back control against Branch. Rockhold attacks Branch with a lot of ground and pound, until Branch taps out.

Official Result: #3 Luke Rockhold def. #9 David Branch by submission via strikes (4:05, R2)

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