UFC On Fox 25 Results: Weidman Faces Gastelum In The Main, Plus Some Of NY's Finest Compete

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Main Card (8pm EST., Fox)

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#5 Chris Weidman def. #8 Kelvin Gastelum by submission via arm triangle choke (3:45, R3)

#11 Darren Elkins def. #10 Dennis Bermudez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#12 Patrick Cummins def. #13 Gian Villante by unanimous decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#4 Jimmie Rivera def. #9 Thomas Almeida by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (6pm EST. Fox)

Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos def. Lyman Good by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Eryk Anders def. Rafael Natal by KO via strikes (2:54, R1)

Alex Oliveira def. #14 Ryan LaFlare by KO via punch (1:50, R2)

Chase Sherman def. Damian Grabowski by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (4pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Jeremy Kennedy def. Kyle Bochniak by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Marlon Vera def. Brian Kelleher by submission via arm bar (2:18, R1)

Junior Albini def. #12 Timothy Johnson by KO via strikes (2:51, R1)

Shane Burgos def. Godofredo Pepey by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)

Chris Wade def. Frankie Perez by unanimous decision (29-28,29-28, 30-27)


Round By Round Recap

Frankie Perez vs. Chris Wade

Round One: The round begins with Perez and Wade exchanging front kicks, Wade grabs Perez and he holds him against the cage wall. Wade scores a takedown on Perez and he gets the half guard, Wade transitions to back control on Perez. Perez scrambles to his feet with Wade holding onto him, Perez holds Wade against the cage wall as the two exchange knee strikes. Perez gets Wade down to his knees and Wade pops right back up to his feet, Perez attacks Wade with more knee strikes before scoring a takedown. Wade scrambles to his feet and then he scores a takedown again on Perez as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Wade

Round Two: The round begins with Wade attacking Perez with a kick to the midsection, Perez also starts attacking Wade with leg kicks. Perez comes forward while attacking Wade with punching combinations, Wade also starts attacking Perez with leg kicks. Wade pops a swinging Perez with a front kick to the face, Wade scores a takedown on Perez and he gets the north/south position. Wade transitions to the side control position on Perez while landing a few strikes, Perez scrambles and he gets Wade in his full guard. Perez wall walks to his feet to get the fight standing, Wade holds Perez against the cage wall until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Perez quickly nailing Wade with a right, Perez also starts attacking Wade with some leg kicks. Wade comes forward and he holds Perez against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Wade cracks Perez with a right. Perez scores a takedown on Wade and Wade sweeps him to get top position, Wade starts attacking Perez with some ground and pound. Perez scrambles to his feet and Wade holds him against the cage wall, Perez then spins Wade and puts him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Perez catches an incoming Wade with a knee strike, Perez attacks Wade with hammer fists as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Chris Wade def. Frankie Perez by unanimous decision (29-28,29-28, 30-27)

Shane Burgos vs. Godofredo Pepey

Round One: The round begins with Pepey attempting a spinning wheel kick against Burgos, Pepey also attacks Burgos with a spinning back fist. Burgos catches a swinging Pepey with a two punch combination, Pepey continues attacking Burgos with a variety of kicks. Pepey just continues to swing wildly against Burgos, Pepey looks for the takedown and Burgos drops him with a knee strike. Burgos then allows Pepey to get back up, Burgos then rocks Pepey with an uppercut and he drops him with a right. Burgos allows Pepey to get up once again, Pepey grabs Burgos and he holds him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Burgos catches a swinging Pepey with a two punch combo, Pepey catches Burgos with an overhand right. Burgos recovers and he catches Pepey with a right hook, Pepey grabs Burgos and he holds him against the cage wall.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Burgos

Round Two: The round begins with Pepey attacking Burgos with a knee strike, Pepey starts hunting for the takedown against Burgos. Burgos then pops a swinging Pepey with a counter right, Pepey starts using the jab against Burgos. Pepey pulls guard and Burgos quickly scrambles to his feet, Pepey then catches Burgos with a front kick to the midsection. Burgos comes forward and he catches Pepey with a short right, Pepey attacks Burgos with a high kick that gets blocked. Burgos starts peppering Pepey with some jabs as well, Burgos also lands some leg kicks against Pepey. Burgos nails a swinging Pepey with a counter right hook, Pepey then cracks Burgos with a multiple punch combination. Pepey pulls guard on Burgos as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Pepey swinging wildly against Burgos, Burgos starts peppering Pepey with some jabs. Pepey starts hunting for the takedowns again against Burgos, Burgos catches Pepey with a right to the midsection followed by a knee strike. Pepey catches an incoming Burgos with an uppercut, Burgos comes forward and he catches Pepey with some rights. Burgos also goes back to attacking Pepey with some leg kicks, Pepey grabs Burgos and he holds him against the cage wall. Pepey cracks Burgos with another uppercut as they separate, Burgos continues coming forward and he attacks Pepey with combinations. Burgos then drops Pepey with a single body strike, Burgos allows Pepey to stand up and he pops him with a right. Pepey pulls guard while eating rights and Burgos pounces on him with more strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Shane Burgos def. Godofredo Pepey by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)

#12 Timothy Johnson vs. Junior Albini

Round One: The round begins with Johnson charging forward while nailing Albini with a multiple punch combination, Albini starts swinging back against Johnson. Albini catches Johnson with a kick to the rib cage, Johnson holds Albini against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Johnson attacks Albini with knee strikes while in the clinch, Albini responds by attacking Johnson with knee strikes of his own. The fighters separate and Albini attacks a swinging Johnson with a standing elbow strike, Albini continues attacking Johnson with uppercuts. Albini drops Johnson with a left hook followed by a right hook and he pounces on him with a few strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Junior Albini def. #12 Timothy Johnson by KO via strikes (2:51, R1)

Brian Kelleher vs. Marlon Vera

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few kicks, Kelleher also starts attacking Vera with some leg kicks. Kelleher cracks Vera with an overhand right before holding him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Kelleher nails Vera with a body strike. Kelleher again holds Vera against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Kelleher eventually gets the takedown on Vera and Vera quickly locks in an arm bar out of nowhere to get a tap out.

Official Result: Marlon Vera def. Brian Kelleher by submission via arm bar (2:18, R1)

Kyle Bochniak vs. Jeremy Kennedy

Round One: The round begins with Kennedy scoring a takedown on Bochniak and he gets the open guard, Kennedy takes a few swings at Bochniak with little connecting. Bochniak gets to the seated position with Kennedy holding onto him, Kennedy eventually drags Bochniak back to the ground. Bochniak scrambles to his feet and Kennedy drags him back to the ground, Bochniak scrambles to his feet again and Kennedy holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Kennedy nails Bochniak with some knee strikes before scoring another takedown, Kennedy swings away at Bochniak as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kennedy

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Kennedy grabs Bochniak and he holds him against the cage wall. Kennedy scores a takedown on Bochniak and he gets the half guard, Bochniak wall walks to his feet with Kennedy holding onto him. Kennedy scores another takedown on Bochniak and he gets the half guard, Kennedy transitions to back control on Bochniak. Kennedy starts attacking Bochniak with some ground and pound, Bochniak scrambles to his feet and Kennedy puts him against the cage wall before scoring another takedown. Bochniak traps Kennedy in his full guard while eating a few strikes, Bochniak scrambles to his feet and he separates from Kennedy. Kennedy quickly scores another takedown on Bochniak and he gets the open guard as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Bochniak swinging away against Kennedy, Kennedy starts hunting for the takedown against Bochniak. Bochniak cracks a swinging Kennedy with a counter right, Kennedy comes forward and he cracks Bochniak with some knee strikes. The fighters also exchange some leg kicks as well, Bochniak accidentally nails Kennedy low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Bochniak swinging away at Kennedy, Bochniak comes forward and he cracks Kennedy with a multiple punch combination. Kennedy puts Bochniak against the cage wall while looking for the takedown, Kennedy scores a takedown on Bochniak and he gets the open guard. Kennedy starts attacking Bochniak with some ground and pound, Bochniak gets back to his feet and Kennedy drags him to the ground as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jeremy Kennedy def. Kyle Bochniak by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Damian Grabowski vs. Chase Sherman

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Grabowski pops Sherman with a few jabs. Sherman then pops Grabowski with a few lefts to the face, Sherman the nails Grabowski with a kick to the midsection. Sherman also starts attacking Grabowski with some leg kicks, Sherman then pops Grabowski with a straight right. Grabowski pops a swinging Sherman with a counter left hook, Sherman backs up a swinging Grabowski with a knee strike to the head. Sherman eats an overhand right before nailing Grabowski with a multiple strike combination, Sherman comes forward and he nails Grabowski with a right to the midsection. Grabowski comes forward and he pops Sherman with some lefts, Grabowski again catches Sherman with another overhand right. Grabowski eats a few strikes after landing a third overhand right, Sherman backs Grabowski into the cage wall with a huge striking combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sherman

Round Two: The round begins with Sherman popping a swinging Grabowski with a counter right, Sherman rocks a swinging Grabowski with a three punch combination. Grabowski then cracks an incoming Sherman with an overhand right, Sherman attacks a swinging Grabowski with a high kick attempt. Sherman goes back to attacking Grabowski with leg kicks, Grabowski continues coming forward and swinging away at Sherman. Sherman again attacks a swinging Grabowski with a high kick attempt, Sherman goes back to attacking Grabowski with leg kicks. Sherman comes forward and cracks Grabowski with a knee strike to the midsection, Grabowski comes forward attacking Sherman with overhand rights. Grabowski does connect with an overhand right against Sherman, Sherman backs Grabowski into the cage wall while landing a multiple strike combination. Grabowski swings away at Sherman as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Grabowski popping Sherman with a few overhand lefts, Sherman nails an incoming Grabowski with a knee strike to the head. Grabowski goes for the takedown and Sherman stuffs it, Sherman goes back to attacking Grabowski with leg kicks. Sherman catches a swinging Grabowski with a two punch combination, Grabowski eats a few shots before cracking Sherman with a straight right. Grabowski lands a right before Sherman attacks him with a punching combination, Sherman backs Grabowski into the cage wall while landing a knee strike. Grabowski pops Sherman with a right to the midsection, Grabowski goes for a takedown as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Chase Sherman def. Damian Grabowski by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)

#14 Ryan LaFlare vs. Alex Oliveira

Round One: The round begins with Oliveira attacking LaFlare with a front kick, LaFlare grabs Oliveira and he holds him against the cage wall. LaFlare scores a takedown on Oliveira and he gets side control, LaFlare attacks Oliveira with some knee strikes to the midsection. LaFlare moves to the half guard on a scrambling Oliveira, LaFlare returns to the side control position against Oliveira. LaFlare rolls for an arm bar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for LaFlare

Round Two: The round begins with Oliveira attacking LaFlare with a front kick, LaFlare charges at Oliveira while throwing a punching combination. Oliveira rocks LaFlare with a pair of rights to avoid the takedown, Oliveira then nails LaFlare with a kick to the midsection. Oliveira also starts attacking LaFlare with leg kicks, Oliveira nails LaFlare with an uppercut and LaFlare goes out cold.

Official Result: Alex Oliveira def. #14 Ryan LaFlare by KO via punch (1:50, R2)

Rafael Natal vs. Eryk Anders

Round One: The round begins with Natal attacking Anders with some leg kicks, Natal then attacks Anders with a few rights. Anders nails Natal with a left just before eating a right, Anders rocks Natal with a few lefts and a right. Natal comes forward and he cracks Anders with a left hook, Natal goes for a takedown and Anders cracks him with a head kick. Anders scores a takedown on Natal and he attacks him with a few strikes, Natal scrambles to his feet while eating a knee strike from Anders. Anders destroys Natal with a pair of lefts and natal goes down as the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Eryk Anders def. Rafael Natal by KO via strikes (2:54, R1)

Lyman Good vs. Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos

Round One: The round begins with Dos Santos scoring a takedown on a kicking Good, Good scrambles to his feet withDos Santos holding onto him. Dos Santos holds Good against the cage wall while eating a few strikes, Good separates from Dos Santos after landing a knee strike. Good cracks a striking Dos Santos with a counter right, Good continues catches Dos Santos with some rights. Dos Santos starts attacking Good with some leg kicks, Dos Santos catches a ducking Good with a right. Good scores a takedown on Dos Santos and he gets the open guard, Dos Santos scrambles to his feet and Good pops him with a right. Dos Santos cracks a swinging Good with a few rights, Good charges at Dos Santos while landing a combination. Good goes for a high kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Good

Round Two: The round begins with Dos Santos immediately attacking Good with leg kicks, Good cracks a jabbing Dos Santos with a left hook. Good then cracks Dos Santos with an overhand right, Dos Santos gets Good again the cage wall during a striking exchange. The fighters separate and Good comes forward while the fighters exchange strikes, Good then cracks Dos Santos with a short right. Dos Santos starts hunting for the takedowns against Good, Good nails a swinging Dos Santos with a counter right. Dos Santos attacks Good with a spinning back fist that gets blocked, Dos Santos cracks Good with a flying knee strike to the head. Dos Santos swings away at Good as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters getting into a wild striking exchange, Dos Santos attacks Good with a jumping switch kick. Dos Santos comes forward and attacks Good with a punching combination, Dos Santos then cracks Good with a left hook. The fighters clinch and exchange some strikes, Dos Santos dances around Good while peppering him with jabs. Good catches a swinging Dos Santos with a counter left hook, Dos Santos grabs Good and he nails him with a knee strike. Dos Santos then pops Good with a side kick to the midsection, Dos Santos grabs Good and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Dos Santos nails Good with some side kicks, Good catches Dos Santos with a short right hook. Dos Santos rocks a swinging Good with a counter right hook as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dos Santos (Final Score: 29-28 for Good)

Official Result: Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos def. Lyman Good by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

#4 Jimmie Rivera vs. #9 Thomas Almeida

Round One: The round begins with Almeida attacking Rivera with some leg kicks, Rivera starts attacking Almeida with some leg kicks of his own. Almeida pops a kicking Rivera with a counter right before eating a left hook, Rivera drops Almeida with a combination and Almeida gets right back up to put Rivera against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Rivera attacks Almeida with another combination, Rivera then hits Almeida with a two punch combination. Almeida attacks Rivera with a combination of his own, Rivera drops a swinging Almeida with a counter right. Almeida gets back up and Rivera catches him with a knee strike, Almeida pops Rivera with a two punch combo as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rivera

Round Two: The round begins with Almeida attacking Rivera with some leg kicks, Almeida cracks an incoming Rivera with a knee strike. Almeida goes for a flying knee strike and Rivera pops him with a right, Rivera catches a swinging Almeida with a counter left hook. Rivera comes forward and he nails Almeida with a straight right, Rivera waits for Almeida to come forward before nailing him with another straight right. Rivera goes back to attacking Almeida with leg kicks as well. Almeida rocks a swinging Rivera with a counter right, Rivera recovers and he catches Almeida with a right. Almeida then cracks Rivera with a head kick, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Rivera scoring a takedown on Almeida and he gets the open guard, Rivera starts attacking Almeida with some ground and pound. Rivera advances to the half guard on Almeida, Almeida scrambles to his feet with Rivera holding onto him. The fighters separate and Rivera cracks Almeida with a short left hook, Almeida then cracks Rivera with a few lefts of his own. Rivera then hits Almeida with a few shots to the midsection, Almeida comes forward and swings away at Rivera. Rivera grabs Almeida and he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Almeida pops Rivera with a left. Almeida also nails Rivera with a kick to the midsection, the fighters also just swing away at each other. Rivera scores a takedown and Almeida gets right back up, the fighters just swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #4 Jimmie Rivera def. #9 Thomas Almeida by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 30-27)

#12 Patrick Cummins vs. #13 Gian Villante

Round One: The round begins with Villante popping Cummins with a right, Cummins grabs Villante and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Cummins goes for another takedown until Villante nails him with hammer fists, Villante then rocks Cummins with a series of rights. The referee halts the fight due to a clash of heads, the action resumes with Cummins catches Villante with a left. Cummins grabs Villante and he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate again and Villante nails Cummins with a kick to the midsection. The fighters start peppering each other with some jabs, Cummins grabs Villante again and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate again and Villante attacks Cummins with rights, Cummins then cracks Villante with a short right. Cummins gets a hold of Villante again and he holds him against the cage wall again, the fighters break away and Cummins pops Villante with a right. Cummins puts Villante against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Villante

Round Two: The round begins with Villante attacking Cummins with leg kicks, Villante then cracks a swinging Cummins with an uppercut. Cummins starts catching Villante with a lot of lefts, Villante starts working the jab against Cummins. Cummins grabs Villante and he holds him against the cage wall for a short time, Cummins then nails Villante with a kick to the midsection. Cummins charges at Villante and he nails him with a punching combination, Villante cracks a swinging Cummins with a counter right. Cummins continues coming forward and throwing at Villante, Villante then catches a swinging Cummins with a few left hooks. Cummins also starts attacking Villante with some leg kicks, Cummins charges at Villante while throwing strikes. Cummins grabs Villante and he holds him against the cage wall again, the fighters separate as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Villante nailing Cummins with a short right hook, Villante follows that up by cracking Cummins with a right. Cummins starts hunting for the takedown against Villante, Cummins cracks Villante with a superman elbow strike. Villante tries keeping Cummins at bay by throwing jabs, Cummins just swings away at Villante as well. Cummins backs Villante into the cage wall after landing a few rights, Cumins grabs Villante and he holds him against the cage wall. Cummins attacks the thighs of Villante with some knee strikes, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Cummins nailing a swinging Villante with a counter right, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #12 Patrick Cummins def. #13 Gian Villante by unanimous decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#10 Dennis Bermudez vs. #11 Darren Elkins

Round One: The round begins with Bermudez attacking Elkins with a flying knee strike, Bermudez starts attacking Elkins with some leg kicks. Elkins responds by attacking Bermudez with leg kicks of his own, Bermudez pops an incoming Elkins with a left hook. Bermudez slips on a head kick attempt and Elkins gets back control on the ground, Bermudez scrambles to his feet with Elkins holding onto him. The fighters separate and Elkins scores another takedown on Bermudez while getting back control, Bermudez stands up and shakes Elkins off of him before landing an elbow strike. Elkins scores another takedown and Bermudez gets right back up, Bermudez swings away at Elkins as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Elkins

Round Two: The round begins with Bermudez backing Elkins into the cage wall while throwing a punching combination, Bermudez attempts a spinning back fist against Elkins. Bermudez starts attacking Elkins with punching combinations, Elkins starts hunting for the takedowns against Bermudez. Bermudez scores a takedown on Elkins and he gets him in the seated position, Elkins wall walks to his feet with Bermudez holding onto him. Bermudez swings away at Elkins as they separate, Bermudez again holds Elkins against the cage wall while landing a knee strike. Elkins drags Bermudez to his knees while landing a few knee strikes, Elkins scores a takedown on Bermudez and he gets back control. Bermudez scrambles to his feet and Elkins holds him against the cage wall before scoring a takedown and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Bermudez just swinging away at Elkins, Elkins occasionally catches Bermudez with a counter strike. Elkins and Bermudez battle for position along the cage wall, Bermudez cracks Elkins with a right as they separate. Elkins cracks a swinging Bermudez with a counter left, Bermudez then cracks Elkins with a right hook. Bermudez grabs Elkins and he holds him against the cage wall, Elkins breaks free as he attacks Bermudez with a kick to the midsection. Bermudez attacks a slipping Elkins with a step in knee strike, Bermudez rocks a backing Elkins with a left. Bermudez gets Elkins against the cage wall while attacking him with a multiple strike combination, Elkins looks for a takedown as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #11 Darren Elkins def. #10 Dennis Bermudez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#5 Chris Weidman vs. #8 Kelvin Gastelum

Round One: The round begins with Weidman nailing Gastelum with a front kick to the midsection, Weidman also attacks Gastelum with some leg kicks. Weidman then pops Gastelum with a short right, Weidman scores a takedown on Gastelum and he gets back control. Weidman starts attacking Gastelum with some ground and pound, Gastelum scrambles to his feet with Weidman holding onto him. Weidman scores another takedown on Gastelum and he gets side control, Weidman goes for a kimura and Gastelum scrambles to break free and get the fight standing. Gastelum backs up Weidman with a high kick attempt, Gastelum drops Weidman with a left and he pounces on him with more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gastelum

Round Two: The round begins with Gastelum taking a few swings at Weidman, Gastelum also starts attacking Weidman with leg kicks. Weidman comes forward and he cracks Gastelum with a right, Weidman scores a takedown on Gastelum and he gets back control. Gastelum eats a few strikes as he gets back to his feet, Weidman drags Gastelum back to the ground while maintaining back control. Gastelum gets back up again and Weidman drags him back down again, Weidman starts attacking Gastelum with some ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Weidman dropping Gastelum during a striking exchange, Gastelum gets back up and Weidman nails him with a knee strike. Weidman rocks Gastelum with a multiple punch combination, Gastelum starts catching Weidman with some jabs. Weidman nails Gastelum with a kick followed by a right, Weidman grabs Gastelum and he scores a takedown. Gastelum gets right back up with Weidman holding onto him, Weidman scores another takedown on Gastelum and he gets back control. Weidman catches Gastelum in an arm triangle choke from out of nowhere to force a submission.

Official Result: #5 Chris Weidman def. #8 Kelvin Gastelum by submission via arm triangle choke (3:45, R3)

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