UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo Results: Lyoto Machida Returns & Colby Covington vs. Demian Maia In The Co-Main

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

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#7 Derek Brunson def. Lyoto Machida by KO via strikes (2:30, R1)

#7 Colby Covington def. #3 Demian Maia by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-26)

#12 Pedro Munhoz def. #13 Rob Font by submission via guillotine choke (4:03, R1)

Francisco Trinaldo def. Jim Miller by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#15 Thiago Santos def. Jack Hermansson by TKO via strikes (4:59, R1)

#5 John Lineker def. Marlon Vera by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., Fox Sports 2)

Vincente Luque def. Niko Price by submission via d’arce choke (4:08, R2)

Antonio Carlos Jr. def. Jack Marshman by submission via rear naked choke (4:30, R1)

Jared Gordon def Hacran Dias by unanimous decision (29-26, 29-27, 30-26)

Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos def. Max Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Deiveson Figueiredo def. Jarred Brooks by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 28-29)

Marcelo Golm def. Christian Colombo by submission via rear naked choke (2:08, R1)


Round By Round Recap

Marcelo Golm vs. Christian Colombo

Round One: The round begins with Golm nailing Colombo with a two punch combination, Golm mauls Colombo with a huge punching combination that rocks him. Golm grabs Colombo and he holds him against the cage wall before scoring a takedown, Golm gets the full mount and he attacks Colombo with strikes. Golm transitions to back control against Colombo, Golm attacks Colombo with more ground and pound. Golm locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Marcelo Golm def. Christian Colombo by submission via rear naked choke (2:08, R1)

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Jarred Brooks

Round One: The round begins with Figueiredo attempting a spinning heel kick against Brooks, Figueiredo catches Brooks with knee strikes while in the clinch. Figueiredo holds Brooks against the cage wall as the two exchange knee strikes, Brooks scores a takedown on Figueiredo and he gets the full guard. Brooks starts attacking Figueiredo with some ground and pound, Figueiredo scrambles to get the fight standing and Brooks nails him with a knee strike. Brooks scores another takedown on Figueiredo and he gets the open guard, Brooks catches Figueiredo with a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Brooks

Round Two: The round begins with Brooks nailing a swinging Figueiredo with a punching combination, Figueiredo grabs Brooks and they separate after a short time. Figueiredo starts catching Brooks with a straight left and straight right, Brooks scores a takedown and he escapes a guillotine choke to get top position on Figueiredo. Figueiredo causes a scramble to get the fight standing again, Figueiredo comes forward and he nails Brooks with a right followed by an uppercut. Brooks scores a takedown and Figueiredo catches him in another guillotine choke, Brooks escapes the choke to get top position on Figueiredo. Brooks attacks Figueiredo with some ground and pound, Figueiredo scrambles to his feet and the referee stops the fight for an accidental shorts grab from Brooks. The fighters are standing and Figueiredo pot shots Brooks as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Brooks scoring a takedown and Figueiredo catches him in a guillotine choke, Brooks escapes the choke and Figueiredo scrambles to his feet. Brooks scores another takedown and Figueiredo gets right back up, Brooks holds Figueiredo against the cage wall before scoring another takedown and Figueiredo gets right back up. Figueiredo drops for a kimura and Brooks escapes to get top position, Figueiredo scrambles to his feet and he rocks Brooks with a standing elbow strike. Figueiredo chases Brooks around the cage while landing an uppercut, Brooks starts swinging wildly at Figueiredo. Brooks catches a jabbing Figueiredo with a counter left hook, Figueiredo catches Brooks with a few left uppercuts. Brooks scores a takedown and Figueiredo catches him in a guillotine choke as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Deiveson Figueiredo def. Jarred Brooks by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 28-29)

Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos vs. Max Griffin

Round One: The round begins with Dos Santos attacking Griffin with some leg kicks, Griffin tries hitting Dos Santos with a few rights. The fighters attempt flying knee strikes at the same time and both miss, Griffin catches a jabbing Dos Santos with a counter right hook. Dos Santos responds by landing a counter right of his own against Griffin, Dos Santos grabs Griffin and he holds him against the cage wall for a short time. Dos Santos continues catching a swinging Griffin with counter rights, Dos Santos attacks a ducking Griffin with a head kick. Griffin drops a swinging Dos Santos with a counter right and he gets top position on the ground, Dos Santos scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing. Dos Santos rocks Griffin during a wild striking exchange, Dos Santos grounds Griffin and he attacks him with a plethora of strikes. Griffin scrambles to his feet and he eats a ton of strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Dos Santos

Round Two: The round begins with Dos Santos attacking Griffin with a variety of kicks, Dos Santos comes forward and he swings away at Griffin. Griffin starts catching Dos Santos with some rights, Dos Santos cracks Griffin with a looping left hook to the chin. Griffin cracks Dos Santos with a pair of rights to the face, Griffin drops Dos Santos with a two punch combination. Dos Santos scrambles to his feet and Griffin holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Griffin lands another right on Dos Santos. Dos Santos starts hunting for the takedown against Griffin, Griffin backs up Dos Santos by throwing a punching combination. Dos Santos catches Griffin with a punching combination before holding him against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Griffin (Overall Score: 19-18 for Dos Santos)

Round Three: The round begins with Dos Santos attacking Griffin with some leg kicks, Dos Santos barely lands a spinning back kick against Griffin. Griffin comes forward and he swings away at Dos Santos, Dos Santos then pops Griffin with a straight right. Griffin comes forward and he stuns Dos Santos with a multiple punch combination, Dos Santos eats a kick as he nails Griffin with a right. Dos Santos starts catching Griffin with some kicks to the midsection, Dos Santos rocks Griffin with a multiple punch combination. Dos Santos clinches and attacks Griffin with some knee strikes, Dos Santos continues charging forward and throwing at Griffin. Dos Santos clobbers a swinging Griffin with a counter right followed by a body shot, Dos Santos holds Griffin against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dos Santos (Final Score: 29-27 for Dos Santos)

Official Result: Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos def. Max Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)

Hacran Dias vs. Jared Gordon

Round One: The round begins with Dias nailing a kicking Gordon with a counter strike combination, Dias backs up Gordon with a three punch combination. Gordon and Dias exchange a few kicks as well, Dias starts attacking Gordon with some leg kicks before Gordon took him down. Dias scrambles to his feet and Gordon holds him against the cage wall for a short time, Dias catches Gordon with a right during a brief striking exchange. Gordon eats a few more shots as he holds Dias against the cage wall and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dias

Round Two: The round begins with Gordon immediately grabbing Dias and he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Dias scores a takedown. Gordon gets right back up and he swings away at Dias, Gordon comes forward and he attacks Dias with punching combinations. The fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall, the fighters separate and Dias pops Gordon with a multiple punch combination. Gordon gets Dias against the cage wall again while landing some strikes, the fighters separate as Gordon swings away at Dias. Gordon scores a takedown on Dias and he gets the half guard, Gordon starts attacking Dias with ground and pound. Gordon attacks Dias with a ton of unanswered ground and pound, Gordon gains full mount and he attacks Dias with more strikes until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Gordon chasing Dias around the cage while throwing strikes, Gordon nails Dias with a multiple punch combo followed by a high kick. The fighters clinch for a short time before separating, Gordon starts hunting for the takedown against Dias. Gordon and Dias get into a wild striking exchange, Gordon accidentally pokes Dias in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other, Gordon scores a takedown on Dias and he maintains top position after a brief struggle. Gordon starts attacking Dias with ground and pound, Gordon gets Dias in the crucifix position while landing more strikes. Dias eventually traps Gordon in the full guard while landing more strikes, Dias rolls for an arm bar as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jared Gordon def Hacran Dias by unanimous decision (29-26, 29-27, 30-26)

Antonio Carlos Jr. vs. Jack Marshman

Round One: The round begins with Carlos Jr attacking Marshman with a kick to the midsection, Carlos Jr also starts nailing Marshman with leg kicks. Carlos Jr rocks a swinging Marshman with a two punch combination, Carlos Jr gets Marshman against the cage wall while landing a knee strike. Carlos Jr scores a takedown on Marshman and he gets the half guard, Carlos Jr starts attacking Marshman with ground and pound. Carlos Jr transitions to the full mount against Marshman, Carlos Jr transitions to back control on Marshman after landing a few strikes. Carlos Jr secures a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Antonio Carlos Jr. def. Jack Marshman by submission via rear naked choke (4:30, R1)

Vincente Luque vs. Niko Price

Round One: The round begins with Price taking a few swings at Luque, Luque starts attacking Price with some leg kicks. The fighters get into a brief striking exchange and Luque comes out on top, Luque catches a swinging Price with a straight left. Price uses the jab to keep Luque at bay, Luque comes forward and he attacks Price with a two punch combination. Luque comes forward and he nails Price with an overhand right, Luque cracks a swinging Price with a counter left hook. Luque nails Price with a flying knee strike to the face as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Luque

Round Two: The round begins with Luque attacking Price with some leg kicks, Price briefly rocks Luque during a striking exchange. Luque continues coming forward to attack Price with punching combinations, Price occasionally attempts a front kick against Luque. Luque catches Price with a two punch combination in between landing more leg kicks, Price attempts a high kick and Luque blocks it. Luque backs Price into the cage wall after landing a punching combination, Luque drops Price with a three punch combination and he locks Price in the d’arce choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Vincente Luque def. Niko Price by submission via d’arce choke (4:08, R2)

#5 John Lineker vs. Marlon Vera

Round One: The round begins with Vera attacking Lineker with some leg kicks, Lineker attacks Vera with a two punch combination. Vera backs up Lineker with a head kick attempt that gets blocked, Lineker lands a counter right on a kicking Vera. Lineker starts attacking Vera with some leg kicks of his own, Lineker backs up Vera by landing a two punch combination. Lineker comes forward and he attacks Vera with punching combinations, Lineker backs Vera into the cage wall with a huge punching combination. Lineker swings away at Vera as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lineker

Round Two: The round begins with Vera nailing Lineker with a kick to the midsection, Lineker attempts a spinning heel kick against Vera. Vera also goes back to attacking Lineker with leg kicks, Lineker backs up Vera by swarming on him with punches. Vera recovers and he nails Lineker with a hook kick to the head, Vera grabs Lineker and he attacks him with knee strikes. Vera catches a swinging Lineker with another kick to the midsection, Lineker chases Vera while swinging away at him. Lineker nails Vera with a spinning kick followed by a left hook, Vera throws jabs to keep Lineker at a distance. Lineker goes back to swinging wildly against Vera, Lineker clobbers Vera with a looping left hook that hits Vera in the chin. Lineker trips Vera with a leg kick and he gets top position on the ground, Lineker attacks Vera with ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Lineker swinging away at Vera, Lineker backs Vera into the cage wall while throwing a wild combination. Vera nails Lineker with a flying knee strike followed by a head kick, Vera grabs Lineker to nail him with a knee strike to the face. Vera goes back to attacking Lineker with some leg kicks, Vera also nails Lineker with a kick to the midsection. Vera attacks Lineker with another flying knee strike, Vera goes for another head kick and Lineker blocks it. Lineker starts swinging wildly at Vera again, Vera grabs Lineker again and he attacks him with another knee strike. The fighters just swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #5 John Lineker def. Marlon Vera by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

#15 Thiago Santos vs. Jack Hermansson

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Hermansson starts attacking Santos with leg kicks. Santos attacks Hermansson with a punching combination, Santos chases Hermansson around the cage while pummeling him with strikes. Hermansson comes forward and he connects with some rights against Santos, Santos attempts a roundhouse kick against Hermansson. Santos leaps forward before popping Hermansson with a left hook, Santos drops Hermansson with a flying knee strike followed by a plethora of punches. Santos pounces on a downed Hermansson and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #15 Thiago Santos def. Jack Hermansson by TKO via strikes (4:59, R1)

Francisco Trinaldo vs. Jim Miller

Round One: The round begins with Miller nailing Trinaldo with a few rights, Trinaldo starts swinging wildly at Miller. Miller drops a kicking Trinaldo with a left and Trinaldo gets top position when the fight hits the ground, Trinaldo postures up and he allows Miller to stand up as well. Miller catches Trinaldo with a right hook to the midsection, Miller scores a takedown on Trinaldo and he gets the full guard. Miller starts attacking Trinaldo with some ground and pound, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Trinaldo attacking Miller with a flying knee strike and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Miller

Round Two: The round begins with Trinaldo nailing the swinging Miller with a counter left, Trinaldo then hits Miller with a front kick to the face. Trinaldo continues catching Miller with some lefts, Miller stuns a swinging Trinaldo with a counter right hook. Trinaldo backs up Miller after clobbering him with more lefts, Miller looks for a takedown and Trinaldo nails him with a knee strike. Trinaldo starts attacking Miller with some leg kicks as well, the fighters briefly clinch and exchange strikes. Trinaldo backs up Miller after a pair of striking exchanges, Trinaldo scores a takedown on Miller and he gets the half guard. Trinaldo starts attacking Miller with some ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some kicks, Trinaldo starts attacking Miller with some leg kicks. Miller starts hunting for the takedown and Trinaldo assaults him with a punching combination, Trinaldo then clobbers Miller with a knee strike to the face. Trinaldo nails a swinging Miller with a counter right hook, Trinaldo follows that up by nailing Miller with a standing elbow strike. Trinaldo scores a takedown on Miller and he gets the full guard, Trinaldo attacks Miler with strikes and he gains the half guard as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Francisco Trinaldo def. Jim Miller by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#12 Pedro Munhoz vs. #13 Rob Font

Round One: The round begins with Font swinging away at a backing Munhoz, Munhoz charges forward and he swings wildly at Font. Munhoz starts attacking Font with some leg kicks as well, Font resonds by nailing Munhoz with a two punch combination. Font follows that up by cracking Munhoz with a right to the midsection, Font continuously attacks Munhoz with punching combinations. Munhoz comes forward and he cracks Font with some two punch combinations, Font keeps on peppering Munhoz with jabs. Munhoz catches Font with another two punch combination, Munhoz starts hunting for the takedowns against Font. Munhoz rocks Font with a left hook and he locks in a guillotine choke to get the fight to the ground to force a submission.

Official Result: #12 Pedro Munhoz def. #13 Rob Font by submission via guillotine choke (4:03, R1)

#3 Demian Maia vs. #7 Colby Covington

Round One: The round begins with Maia popping Covington with a few lefts, Covington backs up Maia with a high kick attempt. Covington comes forward and he cracks Maia with a left of his own, Maia backs up Covington by landing a bunch more lefts. Covington comes forward while swinging away at Maia, Covington starts attacking Maia with some leg kicks as well. Maia goes back to cracking Covington with some lefts, Covington goes back to cracking Maia with some more of his own lefts. Covington backs up Maia with a multiple punch combination, Maia catches Covington with some uppercuts as well. Covington wings away at Maia as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Covington

Round Two: The round begins with Maia instantly hunting for takedowns against Covington, Covington comes forward and he swings away at Maia. Covington gets Maia against the cage wall for a short time after avoiding a takedown, Covington starts attacking Maia with leg kicks as well. Maia goes back to cracking Covington with some lefts, Covington comes forward and he cracks Maia with a four punch combination. Covington continuously stuffs takedown attempts from Maia, Covington comes forward and he swings away at Maia as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Covington coming forward and taking swings at Maia, Covington also pops Maia with a few uppercuts. Maia connects with some lefts against Covington as well, Covington holds the head of Maia while landing a series of lefts. Covington charges forward and he just swings away at Maia, Covington continues clocking the takedown attempts from Maia. Covington gets Maia by the cage wall while landing a punching combination, Maia catches a ducking Covington with a knee strike to the face. Covington comes forward to crack Maia with a two punch combination, Covington continues blocking takedowns from Maia. Maia goes for another takedown and Covington pops him with short range strikes until the round ends.

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

Official Result: #7 Colby Covington def. #3 Demian Maia by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-26)

#7 Derek Brunson vs. Lyoto Machida

Round One: The round begins with Brunson nailing Machida with leg kicks, Machida starts taking a few swings against Brunson. Machida then cracks Brunson with a straight right, Machida cracks an incoming Brunson with a short left. Brunson drops Machida with a left hook and he pounces on him with strikes until Machida goes out cold.

Official Result: #7 Derek Brunson def. Lyoto Machida by KO via strikes (2:30, R1)

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