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Main Card (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, ESPN2/ESPN+)
Marvin Vettori def. Jack Hermansson via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-45)
Jamahal Hill def. Ovince Saint Preux by TKO (3:37, R2)
Gabriel Benitez def. Justin Jaynes by TKO via knee (4:06, R1)
Roman Dolidze def. John Allan by Split Decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)
Jordan Leavitt def. Matt Wiman by knockout via slam (0:22, R1)
Preliminary Card (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, ESPN2/ESPN+)
Louis Smolka def. Jose Quinonez via TKO (2:15, R2)
Ilia Topuria def.Damon Jackson by knockout (2:38, R1)
Jake Collier def. Gian Villante by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Continue below for your main card play-by-play coverage.
Jack Hermansson vs. Marvin Vettori
Round One: Hermansson uses a lot of forward pressure and calf kicks to try and stifle Vettori. Oh! Vettori crumbles Hermansson with a hard shot. Hermansson is curled up in a ball trying to survive. Vettoi reigns down hammer fists and the referee has a close eye on things. Hermansson manages to grab a lag and Vettori settles for loose choke attempts. UFC commentator Paul Felder is calling for Vettori to stand up. Hermansson eventually gets to the guard. The fight ends with both men standing.
Round Two: Hermansson shoots for a single leg and uses chain wrestling to progressively get closer. He partially gets the takedown but Vettori does well to get to his knees. Hermansson continues to chain wrestle and briefly gets Vettori's butt to the mat. Oh, a great switch for Vettori who settles into top position. Hermansson throws an omoplata attempt but Vettori counters. Much closer round but Vettori seems to be ahead.
Round Three: This is without a doubt Hermansson's best round. "The Joker" seems to be the fresher fighter and his pressure is starting to wear out the short-notice replacement. Both guys are landing good stikes but it was arguably Hermansson's round. Even Vettori's corner suggests as much.
Round Four: Hermansson is really in Vettori's face now. Both guys are having their moments but Hermansson is dragging his opponent into deep rounds. It is anyone's guess who took that one.
Round Five: This fight is the good kind of ugly. They are standing in the pocket serving all-day knuckle sandwiches buffet style. Hermansson breaks the guard with two big uppercuts. Jon Anik notes each man has thrown 310-plus strikes approximately 23 minutes through the fight. Hermansson with a late leg lock attempt but nothing on it. What a fight.
Official Result: Marvin Vettori def. Jack Hermansson via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-45)
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Jamahal Hill
Round One: Hill comes out the aggressor circling and landing counters. Stiff straight right wobbles Saint preux. Both men switching stances, leg kick by Saint Preux stumbles Hill. Saint Preux going to the leg and Hill counters with body shots. Nice fleury from Hill at the end of the round.
Round Two: Both men landing heavy kicks, back to back leg kicks from Saint Preux hurts Hill. Saint Preux slips but gets back up. Hill with several big shots on the fence rocks Saint Preux. Big combination from Hill, several big rights, body shots and Saint Preux is nearly out, another big left and Jahmahal Hill gets the TKO win.
Official Result: Jahmahal Hill by TKO (3:37, R2)
Gabriel Benitez vs. Justin Jaynes
Round One: Benitez with a nice kick to start off the round, both men are exchanging. Jaynes with a nice fleury that leaves Benitez with some swelling under his left. Both men throwing with ill intent. Nice leg kick by Benitez followed by a short left. Uppercut by Benitez. Groin strike stops the action. Huge knee from Benitez drops Jaynes and Benitez finishes the fight with ground and pound
Official Result: Gabriel Benitez by TKO (4:06, R1)
Roman Dolidze vs. John Allan
Round One: Body kicks from Dolidze to start off. The two exchange kicks and Dolidze lands some punches and gets a takedown. In the transition Allan nearly catches Dolidze who gets out of danger. Dolidze going for the leg, he’s looking for a heel hook, Allan gets out of trouble and they’re back on their feet. Nice right hand by Allan, Dolidze counters with a left. Inside leg kick by Dolidze. Allan lands a body shot, the two collide heads and it drops Allan. Dolidze goes for the heel hook again and Allan gets out. The round ends.
Round Two: Round two begins with Dolidze taking Allan down, he’s gone away from the leg locks, going more with the control and ground and pound approach, Dolidze looking to gain control while mixing in submission attempts, Allan tries a guillotine Dolidze gets out and goes for the leg lock, Allan gets out and the two finish the round standing.
Round Three: Both men trading straights and jabs. Dolidze playing it safe keeping some distance throwing in some kicks. Allan pressures and catches Dolidze with a knee to the body. Dolidze seems to be a bit tired and Allan lands a a nice takedown. Allan attempts a guillotine again and he loses his grip. Dolidze ends up on top position, landing some ground and pound and he finishes the round in top control
Official Result: Roman Dolidze by Split Decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)
Matt Wiman vs. Jordan Leavitt
Round One: The two exchange kicks and Leavitt with a takedown attempt. Leavitt picks Wiman up and carries him to his corner, Leavitt lands a huge slam. This one is over!
Official Result: Jordan Leavitt Knockout via slam (0:22, R1)
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