UFC Fight Night Rotterdam Results: Alexander Volkov - Stefan Struve Headline & Siyar Bahadurzada Returns

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Main Card (3pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

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#7 Alexander Volkov def. #8 Stefan Struve by TKO via strikes (3:30, R3)

#11 Marion Reneau def. Talita Bernardo by TKO via strikes (4:54, R3)

Siyar Bahadurzada def. Rob Wilkinson by TKO via strikes (3:10, R2)

Leon Edwards def. Bryan Barberena by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (11:45am EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Darren Till def. Bojan Velickovic by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Mairbek Taisumov def. Felipe Silva by KO via punch (1:24, R1)

Michel Prazeres def. Mads Burnell by submission via north/south choke (1:26, R3)

Rustam Khabilov def. Desmond Green by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Aleksandar Rakic def. Francimar Barroso by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Zabit Magomedsharipov def. Mike Santiago by submission via rear naked choke (4:22, R2)

Abdul-Kerim Edilov def. Bojan Mihajlovic by TKO via strikes (2:32, R2)

Thibault Gouti def. Andrew Holbrook by TKO via strikes (4:28, R1)


Round By Round Recap

Andrew Holbrook vs. Thibault Gouti

Round One: The round begins with Holbrook popping Gouti with a few lefts, Holbrook starts hunting for the takedown against Gouti. Gouti catches an incoming Holbrook with a knee strike to the upper body, Gouti eats a left before nailing Holbrook with a punching combination. Holbrook starts attacking Gouti with some leg kicks a well, Gouti pops a swinging Holbrook with a counter right. Holbrook eats a few more strikes before kicking Gouti in the midsection, Holbrook come forward and swings away at Gouti. Gouti comes forward and just swings wildly against Holbrook, Gouti then catches a sideways moving Holbrook with rights followed by an elbow strike. Gouti drops Holbrook with a head kick and he pounces on him with strikes, Holbrook scrambles to his feet and Gouti assaults him with a plethora of strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Thibault Gouti def. Andrew Holbrook by TKO via strikes (4:28, R1)

Bojan Mihajlovic vs. Abdul-Kerim Edilov

Round One: The round begins with Edilov attacking Mihajlovic with leg kicks, Edilov also catches Mihajlovic with a kick to the midsection. Edilov comes forward and cracks Mihajlovic with a pair of knee strikes, Edilov holds Mihajlovic against the cage wall while landing a few strikes. Edilov scores a takedown on Mihajlovic and he gets the full guard, Edilov starts attacking Mihajlovic with some ground and pound. Edilov postures up and attacks Mihajlovic with a lot more strikes, Edilov gains back control against Mihajlovic. Edilov catches Mihajlovic with more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Edilov

Round Two: The round begins with Mihajlovic swinging wildly against Edilov, Edilov cracks Mihajlovic with a kick to the midsection. Edilov catches a swinging Mihajlovic with a counter right uppercut, Edilov scores a takedown on Mihajlovic and he gets the full guard. Edilov starts attacking Mihajlovic with ground and pound, Edilov turns up the heat with his ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Abdul-Kerim Edilov def. Bojan Mihajlovic by TKO via strikes (2:32, R2)

Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Mike Santiago

Round One: The round begins with Magomedsharipov attacking Santiago with a hook kick followed by a spinning back kick, Santiago comes forward and swings away at Magomedsharipov. Santiago holds Magomedsharipov against the cage wall while landing a few strikes, Magomedsharipov scores a takedown and Santiago gets right back up. Magomedsharipov attacks Santiago with a roundhouse kick that barely misses, Magomedsharipov pops a swinging Santiago with an uppercut. Santiago hunts for the takedown against Magomedsharipov, Magomedsharipov grabs Santiago and he mauls him with knee strikes. Santiago again holds Magomedsharipov against the cage wall while exchanging a few strikes, Santiago come forward and swings away at Magomedsharipov. The fighters exchange more trikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Magomedsharipov nails Santiago with a series of kicks that land all over. Santiago scores a takedown on Magomedsharipov as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Magomedsharipov

Round Two: The round begins with Santiago attacking Magomedsharipov with a kick to the midsection, Santiago backs Magomedsharipov up while throwing punching combinations. Santiago goes for a takedown and Magomedsharipov winds up scrambling to get back control, Magomedsharipov starts attacking Santiago with ground and pound. Santiago gets to his feet and Magomedsharipov drags him back to the ground while getting the half guard. Magomedsharipov transitions to back control against Santiago, Magomedsharipov goes back to attacking Santiago with ground and pound. Magomedsharipov lock in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Zabit Magomedsharipov def. Mike Santiago by submission via rear naked choke (4:22, R2)

Francimar Barroso vs. Aleksandar Rakic

Round One: The round begins with the fighters attacking each other with leg kicks, Barroso then pops Rakic with some jabs. Rakic backs up Barroso as he attacks him with a few overhand right attempts, Barroso comes forward with a right of his own. Barroso then cracks a swinging Rakic with a counter left hook, Barroso charges forward and lands another right. Rakic attacks a kicking Barroso with a punching combination, Rakic starts winning the leg kick battle against Barroso. Rakic comes forward and he cracks Barroso with an uppercut, Rakic nails a swinging Barroso with a kick to the midsection. Barroso grab Rakic and he holds him against the cage wall. Rakic spins Barroso into the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rakic

Round Two: The round begins with Rakic immediately attacking Barroso with leg kicks, Rakic cracks a swinging Barroso with a counter overhand right. Rakic backs Barroso into the cage wall before popping him with a punching combination, Rakic then catches Barroso with a right to the midsection. Rakic would then catch Barroso with a three punch combination, Barroso scores a takedown on Rakic and he gets the open guard. Barroso briefly gained the half guard before Rakic scrambles to his feet, Rakic quickly attacks Barroso with a punching combination. Barroso scores another takedown on Rakic as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Rakic just swinging away against Barroso, Barroso starts hunting for the takedown against Rakic. Rakic continues swinging away at a backing Barroso, Barroso starts attacking Rakic with some leg kicks. Rakic cracks Barroso with a straight right to the midsection, Barroso comes forward and he nails Rakic with an uppercut, Rakic chases Barroso around the cage while throwing punches. Barroso accidentally kicks Rakic low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Rakic swinging away against Barroso. Barroso starts hunting for the takedown against Rakic as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Aleksandar Rakic def. Francimar Barroso by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Rustam Khabilov vs. Desmond Green

Round One: The round begins with Khabilov quickly attacking Green with a right, Khabilov comes forward and nails Green with a right to the midsection. Green charges forward and swings wildly against Khabilov, Khabilov nails Green with a suplex takedown and Green gets right back up. The fighters just start to swing wildly against each other, Khabilov scores a takedown and Green gets right back to his feet. Khabilov holds Green against the cage wall before scoring more takedowns, the fighters separate as Khabilov lands a right. Khabilov eats a few shots before catching Green with an uppercut, Green then catches Khabilov with a kick to the midsection. Khabilov responds by barely catching Green with a head kick, Green goes for the takedown against Khabilov as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Khabilov

Round Two: The round begins with Khabilov briefly dropping a kicking Green with a counter right, Khabilov and Green exchange some kicks as well. Khabilov backs up Green after catching him with an overhand right, Green rocks Khabilov with an overhand left followed by a straight right. Khabilov start hunting for the takedowns against Green, Khabilov scores a takedown and Green gets right back to his feet. Green attacks Khabilov with a punching combination after blocking a high kick, Green lands a few kicks as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Green grabbing Khabilov and he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and they take a few swings at each other. Khabilov then pops Green with a right to the midsection, Khabilov starts hunting for the takedowns against Green. Green comes forward and just swings away against Khabilov, Green then stuns Khabilov with a looping left. Khabilov comes forward and he attacks Green with a punching combination, Khabilov cracks Green with a right while still looking for the takedown. Green scores a takedown and gets back control on Khabilov as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Rustam Khabilov def. Desmond Green by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Michel Prazeres vs. Mads Burnell

Round One: The round begins with Burnell jabbing away at Prazeres, Burnell grabs Prazeres and he holds him against the cage wall. Prazeres scores a takedown on Burnell and he gets the half guard, Prazeres transitions to the half guard position against Burnell. Burnell quickly traps Prazeres back in his half guard, Prazeres regains the side control position against Burnell. Burnell scrambles to get the fight standing again, Prazeres scores another takedown on Burnell and he gets the half guard. Prazeres transitions to the side control position and then back to the half guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Prazeres

Round Two: The round begins with Burnell attacking Prazeres with some leg kicks, Prazeres attacks Burnell with a few knee strikes as they clinch. Prazeres then attacks Burnell with a punching combination, Burnell then cracks Prazeres with a knee strike and a punching combination. Prazeres scores a takedown on Burnell after eating a left hook, Prazeres quickly advances to the half guard against Burnell. Prazeres gains the side control position against Burnell, Prazeres transitions to the full mount on Burnell. Prazeres regains the side control position against Burnell, Prazeres rolls to the north/south position against Burnell. Prazeres then goes for a guillotine choke as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Prazeres attacking Burnell with a punching combination, Prazeres rocks Burnell with a left during a striking exchange. Prazeres nails Burnell with a knee strike before scoring a takedown, Prazeres catches Burnell with a north/south choke to force a submission.

Official Result: Michel Prazeres def. Mads Burnell by submission via north/south choke (1:26, R3)

Mairbek Taisumov vs. Felipe Silva

Round One: The round begins with Silva attacking Taisumov with a front kick, Silva charges at Taisumov while throwing a combination. Taisumov starts attacking Silva with some leg kicks, Taisumov destroys Silva with a counter right and Silva is out cold.

Official Result: Mairbek Taisumov def. Felipe Silva by KO via punch (1:24, R1)

Darren Till vs. Bojan Velickovic

Round One: The round begins with Velickovic popping Till with a short right, Till starts attacking Velickovic with leg kicks. Velickovic starts nailing Till with some leg kicks of his own, Till starts trying to pot shot Velickovic with single punch attempts. Till drops Velickovic with a standing elbow strikes and he pounces on him with a plethora of strikes, Velickovic scrambles to his feet while eating another elbow strike. Till comes forward and he cracks Velickovic with a straight left, Velickovic kicks away at Till as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Till

Round Two: The round begins with Till working the jab against Velickovic, Velickovic starts hunting for the takedown against Till. Till scores a takedown on Velickovic and he immediately attacks him with strikes, Velickovic does his best to attack Till with strikes while on his back. Till starts attacking Velickovic with some ground and pound, Velickovic scrambles to his feet after Till gets up. Velickovic starts attacking Till with some leg kicks until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Till (Overall Score: 20-17 for Till)

Round Three: The round begins with Velickovic quickly attacking Till with some leg kicks, Till comes forward and he nails Velickovic with a left. Till grabs Velickovic and he holds him against the cage wall while exchange some blows, the fighters separate and the fighters swing away at each other. Velickovic then cracks a swinging Till with a two punch combination, Till drops a swinging Velickovic with a counter left and he pounces on him with strikes before letting him stand up. Velickovic starts taking a few swings against Till, Till then nails Velickovic with a spinning elbow strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Till (Final Score: 30-26 for Till)

Official Result: Darren Till def. Bojan Velickovic by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Leon Edwards vs. Bryan Barberena

Round One: The round begins with Edwards attacking Barberena with some leg kicks, Edwards then attacks Barberena with a high kick. Barberena starts catching Edwards with some leg kicks of his own, Edwards comes forward and he pops Barberena with a right. Edwards scores a takedown on a kicking Barberena and he gets side control, Edwards transitions to the back control position against Barberena. Edwards goes for the rear naked choke on Barberena as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Edwards

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters clinching and exchanging knee strikes, Edwards grabs Barberena and he holds him against the cage wall. Barberena spins Edwards into the cage wall while exchanging strikes, the fighters separate and Edwards pops Barberena with a right hook. Barberena starts attacking Edwards with some leg kicks, Edwards scores a takedown on Barberena and he gets back control. Barberena scrambles to his feet and Edwards holds him against the cage wall, Barberena starts attacking Edwards with some elbow strikes. Barberena nails Edwards with a knee trike as they separate, Barberena nails a swinging Edwards with a counter left. Barberena drops a swinging Edwards with an uppercut and he pounces on him with more strikes. Barberena nails Edwards with more strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Edwards attacking Barberena with some leg kicks, Edwards also catches Barberena with a left. Edwards also attacks Barberena with a head kick that gets blocked, Barberena comes forward and Edwards nails him with a punching combination. Edwards scores a takedown on Barberena and he gets the half guard, Edwards transitions to the back control position against Barberena. Barberena scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Barberena attacks Edwards with a bunch of elbow strikes to avoid the takedown. Barberena drops for a kimura against Edwards, Edwards scrambles to his feet and he drags Barberena to the ground as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Leon Edwards def. Bryan Barberena by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#11 Marion Reneau vs. Talita Bernardo

Round One: The round begins with Reneau catches a kicking Bernardo with a counter right, Bernardo scores a takedown on a kicking Reneau and she gets the full guard. Bernardo starts attacking Reneau with some ground and pound, Reneau sweeps Bernardo and she gets top position. Bernardo rolls for a knee bar and Reneau escapes to get on her back, Reneau rolls for a triangle choke and Bernardo escapes to regain top position. Bernardo scrambles to get the north/south position against Reneau, Bernardo transitions to back control against Reneau. Reneau scrambles and she catches Bernardo in her full guard again, Bernardo attacks Reneau with a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bernardo

Round Two: The round begins with Reneau attacking Bernardo with a few strikes, Reneau clocks Bernardo with a few punching combinations. Bernardo pulls guard and she drags Reneau to the ground, Reneau scrambles to her feet and she allows Bernardo to stand up. Reneau backs Bernardo into the cage wall after landing a right, Reneau starts picking Bernardo apart with combinations. Bernardo catches Reneau with a kick to the midsection before failing at a takedown attempt, Bernardo scores a takedown on Reneau and she gets the full guard. Reneau scrambles to her feet before nailing Bernardo with a knee strike to the midsection, Reneau holds Bernardo against the cage wall while landing some strikes. Reneau nails Bernardo with a two punch combo as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Reneau immediately attacking Bernardo with a punching combination, Bernardo scores a takedown on Reneau and she gets the open guard. Bernardo starts attacking Reneau with some ground and pound, Reneau catches Bernardo in a triangle choke and Bernardo escapes to maintain top position. Reneau scrambles and she gets back control on Bernardo, Reneau then gains the half guard on a scrambling Bernardo. Reneau then gains back control on Bernardo again, Reneau goes for a rear naked choke and Bernardo escapes. Reneau decides to start attacking Bernardo with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #11 Marion Reneau def. Talita Bernardo by TKO via strikes (4:54, R3)

Siyar Bahadurzada vs Rob Wilkinson

Round One: The round begins with Wilkinson attacking Bahadurzada with leg kicks, Wilkinson goes for a high kick and Bahadurzada blocks it before throwing a few strikes. Bahadurzada nails an incoming Wilkinson with a punching combination, Bahadurzada then attacks Wilkinson with a few rights. The fighters clinch and exchange knee strikes, Wilkinson scores a takedown and Bahadurzada scrambles right back to his feet. Wilkinson holds Bahadurzada against the cage wall while looking for another takedown, the fighters separate and Bahadurzada lands a left hook. Bahadurzada drops Wilkinson with a kick to the midsection, Bahadurzada catches Wilkinson and a d’arce choke and Wilkinson escapes to get the fight standing. Wilkinson scores another takedown on Bahadurzada and he gets back control, Bahadurzada scrambles back to his feet and Wilkinson nails him with a knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Wilkinson

Round Two: The round begins with the fighter taking a few wild swings at each other, Bahadurzada nails a kicking Wilkinson with a counter right. Wilkinson comes forward and he catches Bahadurzada with a two punch combination, Bahadurzada charges at Wilkinson and he nails him with an overhand right. Bahadurzada continues coming forward and swinging away against Wilkinson, Bahadurzada drops Wilkinson with a two punch combination. Willkinson gets back to his feet and Bahadurzada drops him again with another combination and he pounces on him with more strikes. Wilkinson gets up again and Bahadurzada drops him again, which forces the referee to finally jump in.

Official Result: Siyar Bahadurzada def. Rob Wilkinson by TKO via strikes (3:10, R2)

#7 Alexander Volkov vs. #8 Stefan Struve

Round One: The round begins with Volkov attacking Struve with a few leg kicks, Volkov comes forward and he pops Struve with a two punch combination. Struve attacks Volkov with a flying double knee strike, Volkov comes forward and he nails Struve with an uppercut. Struve goes for a high kick and Volkov blocks it before shoving him to the ground, Volkov then pops a swinging Struve with a counter right. Struve recovers and he pops Volkov with a two punch combination, Volkov then cracks Struve with a kick to the midsection. Volkov comes forward and he nails Struve with a right to the midsection, Struve responds by nailing Volkov with an uppercut. Volkov cracks an incoming Struve with a knee strike to the midsection, Strive catches Volkov with a jumping knee strike to the head. Volkov scores a takedown on Struve and he immediately attacks him with strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Volkov

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some rights, Struve again catches Volkov with an uppercut. Volkov starts attacking Struve with some leg kicks, Struve responds by attacking Volkov with a flying knee strike. Struve accidentally pokes Volkov in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Volkov swinging away at Struve. Struve then pops a backing Volkov with an overhand right, Struve then cracks Volkov with a pair of right uppercuts. Volkov charges at Struve and he nails him with a punching combination, Struve accidentally pokes Volkov in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Volkov jabbing away at Struve, Struve looks for a takedown and Volkov nails him with a knee strike. Volkov comes forward while just swinging away at Struve, Volkov backs Struve into the cage wall while landing another punching combination as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Struve jabbing away at Volkov, Volkov comes forward and he cracks Struve with an uppercut. Volkov accidentally pokes Struve in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the fighters just swinging away at each other. Volkov come forward and he attacks Struve with a punching combination, Volkov also starts landing some leg kicks against Struve. Volkov comes forward and he attacks Struve with some rights, Volkov drops Struve with a combination and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #7 Alexander Volkov def. #8 Stefan Struve by TKO via strikes (3:30, R3)

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