UFC Fight Night Washington DC Results: A Miracle Ending In The Main Event & A Twister Submission

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Main Card (9pm EST., ESPN)

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#14 Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. #6 Alistair Overeem by KO via punch (4:56, R5)

#9 Marina Rodriguez fought #10 Cynthia Calvillo to a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)

Ben Rothwell def. Stefan Struve by TKO via strikes (4:57, R2)

#5 Aspen Ladd def. #7 Yana Kunitskaya by TKO via strikes (0:33, R3)

#9 Cody Stamann fought #13 Song Yadong to a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)

#10 Rob Font def. Ricky Simon by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., ESPN)

Tim Means def. Thiago Alves by submission via guillotine choke (2:38, R1)

Billy Quarantillo def. Jacob Kilburn by submission via triangle choke (3:18, R2)

Bryce Mitchell def. Matt Sayles by submission via twister (4:20, R1)

Joe Solecki def. Matt Wiman by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (5:45pm EST., ESPN+)

Virna Jandiroba def. Mallory Martin by submission via rear naked choke (1:16, R2)

Makhmud Muradov def. Trevor Smith by KO via punch (4:09, R3)


Makhmud Muradov vs. Trevor Smith

Round One: The round begins with Muradov peppering Smith with some jabs, Smith starts going after Muradov with some leg kicks. Smith cracks a swinging Muradov with a counter left, Smith accidentally kicks Muradov low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Muradov cracks a swinging Smith with a counter right uppercut, Muradov backs up Smith while swinging away at him. Muradov continues using the jab to keep Smith at a distance, Muradov then cracks Smith with a right hook. Muradov and Smith also exchange a few rights, Muradov starts attacking the body of Smith with rights. Muradov attacks Smith with a flying knee strike and multiple body kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Muradov

Round Two: The round begins with Muradov going right back to attacking Smith with jabs, Muradov nails Smith with a right to the midsection. Muradov follows that up by nailing Smith with an overhand right, Smith responds by attacking Muradov with an overhand right. Muradov goes for a high kick and Smith blocks it, Muradov nails a wildly swinging Smith with a counter strike combination. Smith goes back to nailing Muradov with some leg kicks, Muradov cracks Smith with a two punch combination. Smith looks for a clinch and Muradov nails him with an overhand right, Muradov stuns Smith with multiple rights to the midsection. Smith gets Muradov against the cage wall and Muradov quickly separates, Muradov again nails Smith with a two punch combination. Muradov scores a takedown on Smith and he locks in a rear naked choke as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Smith and Muradov getting into a wild striking exchange, Muradov goes back to attacking Smith with jabs. Muradov then nails Smith with a right to the midsection, Smith goes back to attacking Muradov with leg kicks. Smith continues coming forward and taking some swings at Muradov, Muradov stuns Smith by landing an overhand right. Muradov continues coming forward and taking some swings at Smith, Muradov goes back to nailing Smith with rights to the midsection. Muradov destroys a swinging Smith with a counter overhand right and Smith goes out cold.

Official Result: Makhmud Muradov def. Trevor Smith by KO via punch (4:09, R3)

Virna Jandiroba vs. Mallory Martin

Round One: The round begins with the fighters getting into a brief striking exchange, Martin backs up Jandiroba after throwing a multiple punch combination. Jandiroba scores a takedown on Martin and Martin catches her in a guillotine choke, Jandiroba escapes the choke to keep top control on Martin. Jandiroba gets the full mount while Martin goes for another guillotine choke, Jandiroba escapes the choke and she keeps top control. Jandiroba goes for an arm triangle choke and Martin wall walks to her feet to escape, Martin gets to her feet and Jandiroba follows. Martin gets Jandiroba against the cage wall after landing a knee strike to the midsection, Jandiroba clinches with Martin and she nails her with some knee strikes. The fighters separate as Martin nails Jandiroba with a left hook, Jandiroba scores another takedown and Martin catches her in another guillotine choke, Jandiroba escapes the choke and she lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Martin

Round Two: The round begins with Jandiroba attacking Martin with an overhand right, Jandiroba scores a takedown on Martin and she quickly gets back control. Jandiroba looks for the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Virna Jandiroba def. Mallory Martin by submission via rear naked choke (1:16, R2)

Joe Solecki vs. Matt Wiman

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Solecki scores a takedown on Wiman and he gets the full guard. Solecki attacks Wiman with some ground and pound, Solecki gains the half guard against Wiman. Solecki attacks Wiman with more ground and pound, Solecki transitions to back control on Wiman. Solecki attacks Wiman with a lot of ground and pound, Solecki attacks Wiman with a plethora of unanswered strikes as the round ends. 

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Solecki

Round Two: The round begins with Wiman backing up Solecki by throwing a two punch combination, Solecki responds by landing a combination of his own. Solecki scores a takedown on Wiman and he quickly escapes a guillotine choke attempt to keep top control, Solecki starts attacking Wiman with some ground and pound. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Solecki nailing Wiman with a left. Wiman charges at Solecki while throwing a three punch combination, Solecki scores another takedown on Wiman and Wiman goes for a guillotine choke as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Solecki cracking Wiman with a left hook, Solecki scores a takedown on a swinging Wiman and he gets the half guard. Solecki starts attacking Wiman with a lot of ground and pound, Solecki transitions to the side control position against Wiman while landing more strikes. Solecki gains back control against Wiman while nailing him with more ground and pound, Wiman sweeps Solecki and he gets top control as the round ends. 

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

Official Result: Joe Solecki def. Matt Wiman by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Bryce Mitchell vs. Matt Sayles

Round One: The round begins with Mitchell attacking Sayles with a side kick, Sayles comes forward and he swings away at Mitchell. Mitchell scores a takedown on Sayles and he gets side control, Sayles gets Mitchell in his half guard while eating a few strikes. Mitchell gains the full mount position against Sayles, Mitchell attacks Sayles with ground and pound. Mitchell starts hunting for the arm triangle choke against sayles, Mitchell transitions to back control on a scrambling Sayles. Sayles scrambles again and Mitchell regains back control, Mitchell catches Sayles in a twister and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Bryce Mitchell def. Matt Sayles by submission via twister (4:20, R1)

Billy Quarantillo vs. Jacob Kilburn

Round One: The round begins with Kilburn nailing an incoming Quarantillo with a few strikes, Quarantillo clinches with Kilburn and he lands a knee strike. Kilburn spins Quarantillo into the cage wall as they exchange more strikes, Quarantillo drags Kilburn to the ground while applying a d’arce choke and he releases it to get the full mount, Quarantillo attacks Kilburn with ground and pound before gaining back control. Quarantillo gains the full mount while landing a bunch of strikes, Quarantillo transitions to back control while landing more strikes. Quarantillo regains full mount on a scrambling Kilburn, Quarantillo returns to back control on Kilburn while landing more strikes. Quarantillo looks for the rear naked choke before attacking Kilburn with more strikes, Kilburn gets Quarantillo in his full guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Quarantillo

Round Two: The round begins with Quarantillo immediately scoring a takedown on a swinging Kilburn and he gets side control, Quarantillo attacks Kilburn with ground and pound before gaining the full mount, Quarantillo goes for an arm triangle choke and he releases it to get back control on Kilburn. Quarantillo attacks Kilburn with more ground and pound, Quarantillo regains the full mount and he nails Kilburn with more strikes. Quarantillo returns to back control on Kilburn while landing more strikes, Quarantillo catches a scrambling Kilburn in a triangle choke and the tap out follows.

Official Result: Billy Quarantillo def. Jacob Kilburn by submission via triangle choke (3:18, R2)

Thiago Alves vs. Tim Means

Round One: The round begins with Alves attacking Means with a combination, Alves cracks a swinging Means with a kick to the midsection. Means grabs Alves and gets him against the cage wall, Alves gets free and he swings at Means. Means eats a two punch combo after attacking Alves with a high kick, Alves grabs Means and briefly gets him against the cage wall. Means backs up Alves after landing a left to the midsection, Alves responds by landing another kick to the midsection of Means. Means attacks Alves with a spinning elbow strike followed by body shots, Means drops Alves with a left and he pounces on him with more strikes. Means gets Alves in a guillotine choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Tim Means def. Thiago Alves by submission via guillotine choke (2:38, R1)

#10 Rob Font vs. Ricky Simon

Round One: The round begins with Font cracking a swinging Simon with a counter right hook, Font scores a takedown on Simon and Simon gets right back up. Simon spins Font and he gets him against the cage wall, Simon cracks Font with a few strikes before separating. Simon and Font also exchange some rights, Font nails Simon with a right uppercut followed by a high kick. Font starts peppering Simon with the jab, Font also cracks a moving Simon with a three punch combination. Font cracks Simon with a right before eating some knee strikes, Simon scores a takedown on Font and he gets him in a seated position. Font scrambles to his feet and Simon cracks him with a trio of knee strikes, Simon scores another takedown on Font and he gets the open guard. Simon transitions to the half guard against Font, Font scrambles to his feet and he separates from Simon. Font backs up Simon after landing a five strike combination, Font goes for a spinning attack and Simon scores another takedown on him. Simon gains the half guard position against Font, Font scrambles to his feet and he throws a front kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Simon

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Simon starts attacking Font with some leg kicks. Simon also starts hunting for takedowns against Font, Font comes forward and he nails Simon with a right uppercut. Font then cracks Simon with a three punch combination, Font nails Simon with a front kick followed by a multiple punch combination. Simon scores a takedown on Font and Font gets right back up to land an uppercut, Font continuously attacks Simon with uppercuts. Simon comes forward and Font drills him with a straight right, Simon grabs a swinging Font and he scores a takedown on him. Font wall walks to his feet and he separates from Simon, Font hits Simon with an uppercut as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Simon nailing Font with a left to the midsection, Font goes back to using the jab against Simon. Simon nails Font with a left followed by a knee strike, Simon starts hunting for the takedown against Font. Font backs Simon into the cage wall while swinging away at him, Font then cracks Simon with a straight right. Simon starts landing some jabs of his own against Font, Simon stuns Font with a left to the midsection followed by an elbow strike. Simon scores a takedown on Font and he gets side control, Font scrambles to his feet and Simon follows him up. Simon and Font exchange some more jabs, Font backs Simon up after landing a right followed by an uppercut. Font nails an incoming Simon with a knee strike to the midsection, Font goes for an uppercut against a swinging Simon as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #10 Rob Font def. Ricky Simon by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

#9 Cody Stamann vs. #13 Song Yadong

Round One: The round begins with Yadong backing up Stamann by taking a few swings at him, Yadong lands a second combination against Stamann. Stamann starts taking a few swings at Yadong, Yadong goes for a spinning wheel kick and Stamann avoids it. Stamann scores a takedown on Yadong and he gets him in the seated position, Yadong catches Stamann in a front choke and he nails him with an illegal knee strike to the head to halt the fight. The fight resumes with the referee taking a point from Yadong, the action resumes with Yadong attacking Stamann with a combination. Stamann starts hitting a swinging Yadong with a few counter strikes, Stamann scores another takedown on Yadong as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Stamann

Round Two: The round begins with Yadong backing up Stamann while swinging away at him, Stamann starts hunting for takedowns against Yadong. Stamann comes forward and he nails Yadong with a four punch combination, Yadong responds by nailing Stamann with a right. Yadong starts attacking Stamann with some leg kicks, Yadong backs up Stamann again with a multiple punch combination. Stamann grabs Yadong and gets him up against the cage wall, Stamann scores a takedown on Yadong and Yadong scrambles back to his feet. Stamann and Yadong exchange some jabs as well, Yadong barely lands a front kick to the face of Stamann. Stamann scores another takedown on Yadong and he gets side control, Yadong sweeps Stamann and he gets top control. Yadong attacks Stamann with an elbow strike as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Stamann and Yadong exchanging a few combinations, Stamann scores a takedown on Yadong he gets the half guard. Yadong looks to get to his feet and Stamann keeps him down while maintaining the half guard, Stamann starts attacking Yadong with some ground and pound. Stamann gains the full mount and then back control on Yadong, Stamann attacks Yadong with more ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #9 Cody Stamann fought #13 Song Yadong to a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)

#5 Aspen Ladd vs. #7 Yana Kunitskaya

Round One: The round begins with Ladd backing up Kunitskaya by attacking her with a combination, Kunitskaya grabs Ladd and gets her against the cage wall. Kunitskaya attacks Ladd with a few knee strikes while in the clinch, the referee separates the fighters after a Kunitskaya fence grab. The action resumes with Kunitskaya cracking Ladd with body kicks and an elbow strike, Kunitskaya grabs Ladd and gets her back up against the cage wall. Kunitskaya nails Ladd with more knee strikes to the midsection, Ladd scores a takedown on Kunitskaya and she gets the half guard. Ladd starts attacking Kunitskaya with some ground and pound, Ladd transitions to back control on Kunitskaya. Ladd attacks Kunitskaya with a ton of ground and pound, Kunitskaya sweeps Ladd and gets top control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kunitskaya

Round Two: The round begins with Ladd and Kunitskaya getting into a wild striking exchange, Kunitskaya stays at a distance while attacking Ladd with combinations. Ladd nails Kunitskaya with a kick to the midsection, Kunitskaya starts attacking Ladd with some leg kicks. Ladd looks for the takedown and Kunitskaya gets her against the cage wall, Kunitskaya attacks Ladd with some knee strikes while in the clinch. Kunitskaya kicks Ladd in the midsection as they separate. Ladd scores a takedown on Kunitskaya and she gets the full guard, Ladd lands a little ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Ladd dropping Kunitskaya with a left and she pounces on her with more strikes, Ladd gets back control on a downed Kunitskaya. Ladd attacks Kunitskaya with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #5 Aspen Ladd def. #7 Yana Kunitskaya by TKO via strikes (0:33, R3)

Stefan Struve vs. Ben Rothwell

Round One: The round begins with Struve attacking Rothwell with some leg kicks, Rothwell charges forward and he swings away at Struve. Struve then cracks Rothwell with a two punch combination, Rothwell grabs Struve and gets him up against the cage wall. Struve looks for a takedown and Rothwell defends to keep him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Struve rocks Rothwell with a head kick. Rothwell accidentally kicks Struve low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Struve attacking Rothwell with a bunch of kicks. Rothwell comes forward and he swings away at Struve, Rothwell grabs Struve and gets him against the cage wall. Rothwell cracks Struve with an uppercut as they separate, Struve backs up Rothwell while kicking away at him. Rothwell gets Struve back against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Struve

Round Two: The round begins with Struve attacking Rothwell with kicks to the midsection, Rothwell grabs Struve and gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Struve takes a few swings at Rothwell, Struve then cracks a swinging Rothwell with a few counter right uppercuts. Struve goes back to attacking Rothwell with leg kicks, Rothwell grabs Struve again and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate as they swing away at each other, Struve continues looking for high kicks against Rothwell. Rothwell again grabs Struve and gets him up against the cage wall, Struve cracks Rothwell with a pair of knee strikes as they separate. Rothwell accidentally nails Struve with another low blow and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the referee taking a point from Rothwell. The action resumes with the fighters getting into a wild striking exchange, Rothwell hurts Struve’s leg by checking a leg kick. Rothwell drops Struve with an uppercut and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Ben Rothwell def. Stefan Struve by TKO via strikes (4:57, R2)

#9 Marina Rodriguez vs. #10 Cynthia Calvillo

Round One: The round begins with Calvillo attacking Rodriguez with some leg kicks, Rodriguez cracks Calvillo with a right hook. Rodriguez comes forward and she continuously nails Calvillo with rights, Rodriguez nails a kicking Calvillo with a knee strike to the midsection. Calvillo scores a takedown on Rodriguez and she gets the half guard, Rodriguez scrambles to her feet and she attacks Calvillo with a massive combination. Calvillo eats more strikes before getting Rodriguez back against the cage wall, Rodriguez backs up Calvillo before landing a head kick. Rodriguez stuns Calvillo after landing a series of knee strikes, Calvillo scores another takedown on Rodriguez and she gets the full mount. Rodriguez eats strikes while getting Calvillo in the half guard, Calvillo lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rodriguez

Round Two: The round begins with Rodriguez attacking Calvillo with a combination, Rodriguez and Calvillo take turns swinging away at each other. Rodriguez eats a right before nailing Calvillo with a knee strike, Rodriguez nails Calvillo with a knee strike followed by rights. Rodriguez grabs Calvillo and lands a knee strike to her head, Rodriguez comes forward and she cracks Calvillo with a right. Rodriguez also cracks Calvillo with a kick to the midsection, Rodriguez then hits Calvillo with a spinning heel kick to the midsection. Rodriguez follows that up by nailing Calvillo with shots to the midsection, Rodriguez rocks Calvillo with a plethora of knee strikes to the midsection. Rodriguez nails Calvillo with a jump knee strike as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Calvillo attacking Rodriguez with a few kick attempts, Rodriguez starts hitting Calvillo with some leg kicks. Calvillo scores a takedown on Rodriguez and she gets the half guard, Calvillo starts attacking Rodriguez with some ground and pound. Calvillo also nails Rodriguez with multiple elbow strikes to the midsection before gaining back control, Calvillo attacks Rodriguez with a lot of ground and pound. Rodriguez scrambles and Calvillo gets the full mount a short time later, Calvillo attacks Rodriguez with a ton of ground and pound. Rodriguez scrambles to her feet and she separates from Calvillo, Rodriguez cracks Calvillo with a knee strike as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #9 Marina Rodriguez fought #10 Cynthia Calvillo to a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)

#6 Alistair Overeem vs. #14 Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Round One: The round begins with Rozenstruik attacking Overeem with some leg kicks, Rozenstruik backs up Overeem after taking a few swings at him. Overeem then cracks Rozenstruik with a straight left, Overeem scores a takedown on Rozenstruik and he gets side control. Overeem advances to the half guard position against Rozenstruik, Overeem attacks Rozenstruik with some ground and pound. Rozenstruik scrambles and Overeem returns to side control against him, Overeem attacks Rozenstruik with elbow strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Overeem

Round Two: The round begins with Rozenstruik taking a few swings at Overeem, Overeem grabs Rozenstruik and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some knee strikes while in the clinch, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Overeem attempting a high kick against Rozenstruik, Rozenstruik and Overeem also exchange a few leg kicks. Overeem cracks Rozenstruik with an overhand left, Rozenstruik comes forward and he takes some swings at Overeem. Rozenstruik backs Overeem into the cage wall while landing a few rights, Overeem nails Rozenstruik with a kick to the midsection as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Rozenstruik attacking Overeem with a front kick followed by a right, Overeem grabs Rozenstruik and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and take a few swings at each other, Overeem then cracks Rozenstruik with a two punch combination. Rozenstruik starts attacking Overeem with leg kicks after eating a body kick, Overeem then cracks Rozenstruik with a left. Overeem grabs Rozenstruik and gets him against the cage wall, Overeem scores a takedown on Rozenstruik and he gets the half guard. Overeem attacks Rozenstruik with some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Overeem (Overall Score: 30-27 for Overeem)

Round Four: The round begins with Overeem taking some swings at Rozenstruik, Overeem then cracks Rozenstruik with an overhand left. Rozenstruik starts firing back against the incoming Overeem, Rozenstruik backs Overeem into the cage wall while throwing a massive combination. Overeem recovers and he cracks Rozenstruik with a left, Overeem keeps Rozenstruik at a distance while picking him apart with strikes. Rozenstruik then nails Overeem with a leaping high kick followed by a leaping knee strike, Rozenstruik attacks Overeem with another combo as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rozenstruik (Overall Score: 39-37 for Overeem)

Round Five: The round begins with Rozenstruik taking some swings at Overeem, Overeem goes for a takedown and Rozenstruik attacks him with a high kick. Overeem responds and he nails Rozenstruik with a pair of overhand lefts, Overeem eats an elbow strike as he clinches with Rozenstruik. The fighters separate and Overeem attacks Rozenstruik with leg kicks, Overeem grabs Rozenstruik and gets him against the cage wall. Overeem pulls guard and Rozenstruik gets right back up, Rozenstruik backs up Overeem while swinging away at him. Rozenstruik goes for a flying knee strike and Overeem blocks it, Rozenstruik drops Overeem with a massive right and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #14 Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. #6 Alistair Overeem by KO via punch (4:56, R5)

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