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Main Card (ESPN+, 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT)
Leon Edwards (No. 3) vs. Belal Muhammad (No. 13) ends via no contest due to an accidental eye poke (0:18, R2)
Ryan Spann (No. 13) def. Misha Cirkunov (No. 11) via TKO (1:11, R1)
Dan Ige (No. 9) def. Gavin Tucker via KO (0:22, R1)
Davey Grant def. Jonathan Martinez via KO (3:03, R2)
Matheus Nicolau def. Manel Kape via split-decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart ends via no contest due to illegal knee (4:37, R1)
Prelims (ESPN+, 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT)
Angela Hill (No. 12) def. Ashley Yoder via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Charles Jourdain def. Marcelo Rojo via TKO (4:32, R3)
Rani Yahya def. Ray Rodriguez by submission via arm-triangle choke (3:09, R2)
Nasrat Haqparast def. Rafa Garcia via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
J.J. Aldrich def. Cortney Casey via split-decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Jinh Yu Frey def. Gloria de Paula via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Matthew Semelsberger def. Jason Witt via KO (0:16, R1)
***Continue below for play-by-play coverage once the main card begins***
Leon Edwards (No. 3) vs Belal Muhammad (No. 13)
Round One: The main event of the evening between a pair of top-15 UFC welterweight won tenders between third-ranked Leon Edwards and number 13 Belal Muhammad is officially underway. Edwards lands a straight right that backs Muhammad up against the fence and Edwards gets Muhammad pressed against it and ititiates the clinch. Muhammad lands a left elbow that forced Edwards to break the hold and circle back to the center of the octagon. Edwards stuns Muhammad with a head kick and again clinches his opponent against the fence. Muhammad reverses momentum and now has Edwards against the fence. Muhammad lands a left jab and Edwards answers back with a straight left that stops Muhammad in his tracks. Muhammad throws a wild spinning back kick as the buzzer sounds and the opening frame comes to a close.
Round Two: The second round opens with Edwards narrowly missing a head kick but accurately poked Muhammad in the eye and Muhammad is rolling around the mat writhing in pain. Referee Herb Dean calls for the doctor to come check on Muhammad, who's extremely emotional and that may be a sign that his first ever UFC main event may be ending via doctor stoppage due to an accidental eye poke. The doctor and Herb Dean agree and this one is over. Horrible luck for Belal Muhammad.
Result - No contest due to an accidental eye poke (0:18, R2)
Misha Cirkunov (No. 11) vs. Ryan Spann (No. 13)
Round One: The co-feature of the evening between a pair of light heavyweight contenders is officially underway. Cirkunov lands a left hook but eats one in return as Spann lands one of his own. Cirkunov then drills Spann below the belt which forced a brief stoppage in the action. We're back underway after Spann gives the OK to referee Mark Smith. Spann steps-in and drills Cirkunov with a massive straight right that sends him to the canvas, Spann allows Cirkunov back to the feet but immediately sends him back down with a left hook that forces referee Mark Smith to wave this one off. Statement victory for Ryan Spann.
Result - Ryan Spann (No. 13) def. Misha Cirkunov (No. 11) via TKO (1:11, R1)
Dan Ige (No. 9) vs. Gavin Tucker
Round One: Many MMA faithful's selection for fight of the night is officially underway. Ige steps forward and lands a massive straight right that renders Tucker unconscious. Just like that, this one is over. "50K" surely earned that nickname, tonight.
Result - Dan Ige (No. 9) def. Gavin Tucker via KO (0:22, R1)
Jonathan Martinez vs. Davey Grant
Round One: This battle between bantamweight contender hopefuls is officially underway. Grant opens the action with three straight lead leg kicks that all land. Grant drills Martinez with a right hook the body and narrowly misses a spinning back kick that follows. A sidekick to the body lands for Grant who then lands yet another lead leg kick. Martinez lands a massive left hook out of nowhere that sends Grant to the canvas and Martinez rounds out the final dozen seconds or so on top of Grant as the buzzer sounds and Grant is able to survive a late barrage from Martinez.
Round Two: The second round is underway and Martinez stymies Grant's double leg attempt. Grant stuns Martinez with a left hook and then lands a pair of kicks, one to the lead leg, the other to the body of Martinez. Grant lands a right hook to the body and an absolutely vicious left hook that puts Martinez out cold. What a performance from Davey Grant.
Result - Davey Grant def. Jonathan Martinez via KO (3:03, R2)
Manel Kape vs. Matheus Nicolau
Round One: This battle between a pair of flyweight fighters hoping to break into the top-15 is officially underway. Nicolau lands a heavy kick to Kape's lead leg to open the action and follows it up with a front kick to the body that lands. Nicolau changes levels and gets Kape against the fence and then secured the takedown with a body-lock. Nicolau sneaks in a guillotine but Kape powers to his feet and gets his neck out of danger and gets back to his feet. Kape lands a left hook but Nicolau perfectly times another takedown and gets Kape on his back. Kape teases an armbar, Nicolau lands a few shots of ground and pound and the opening frame comes to an end.
Round Two: The second round begins and Kape lands a left hook that stuns Nicolau who shoots for a double leg but Kape stuffs the attempt and lands a right hook that sends Nicolau retreating to the fence. Kape lands a straight left that wobbles Nicolau. Kape eats a right hand from Nicolau but continues to tee-off and switches his offense up nicely between the body and head of Nicolau. Kape lands another hook to then body, Nicolau shoots for another takedown but Kape stuffs it yet again. Kape misses a wild spinning back kick as the buzzer sounds and round number two comes to and end.
Round Three: The third and final round is underway. Nicolau lands a front kick to the body and follows it up with a straight left that finds a home. Kape lands a right hook and stuffs yet another Nicolau takedown attempt. Nicolau lands a heavy kick to the lead leg of Kape and couples it with a left hook that lands. Kape narrowly missed a head kick but lands a left uppercut to follow. Kape drills Nicolau with a knee to the head as the Brazilian came in for a takedown attempt and the buzzer sounds and this one is headed to the judge's scorecards.
Result - Matheus Nicolau def. Manel Kape via split-decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Eryk Anders vs, Darren Stewart
Round One: The main card opener is officially underway. Stewart opens the action with a lead leg kick that lands. Both men try to find their range with a bevy of feints before Anders shoots for a double leg but is partially stuffed by Stewart but Anders is able to get Stewart pressed against the fence and continues to try and secure the takedown. Anders slips out of the clinch, drills Stewart with a right hook and goes right back on the attack and finally drags Stewart to the mat. Stewart immediately gets back to his feet and both men start throwing heavy shots in one another's direction until Anders drops Stewart to the canvas with a vicious right hook. Anders pours on the ground and pound, Stewart somehow gets back to his feet, but quickly drops to one knee an Anders lands an illegal knee to a downed Stewart which forces referee Herb Dean to step-in and call for the doctor to check on Stewart. After a few moments of evaluating Stewart, the doctor decides that he can't continue and Herb Dean waves it off.
Result - No contest due to Illegal knee (4:37, R1)