UFC Vegas 27 Results: Robt Font & Cody Garbrandt Headline, Carla Esparza Dominates!

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Main Card (ESPN+, 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT)

#3 Rob Font def. #4 Cody Garbrandt by unanimous decision (48-47, 50-45, 50-45)

#4 Carla Esparza def. #3 Yan Xiaonan by TKO via strikes (2:58, R2)

Jared Vanderaa def. Justin Tafa by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Norma Dumont def. Felicia Spencer by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Ricardo Ramos def. Bill Algeo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

#7 Jack Hermansson def. #10 Edmen Shahbazyan by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)

Preliminary Card (ESPN+, 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT)

Ben Rothwell def. Chris Barnett by submission via guillotine (2:07, R2)

Court McGee def. Claudio Silva via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

Bruno Silva def. Victor Rodriguez via KO (1:00, R1)

Joshua Culibao def. Yilan Sha via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#11 David Dvorak def. Juancamilo Ronderos by submission via rear-naked choke (2:18, R1)

Damir Ismagulov def. Rafael Alves via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


#3 Rob Font vs. #4 Cody Garbrandt

Round One: The round begins with the fighters trading some jabs, Garbrandt starts attacking Font with some leg kicks. Garbrandt goes for a high kick and Font manages to block it, Font returns fire and he starts landing leg kicks of his own on Garbrandt. Font rocks Garbrandt by landing a short right hook, Font and Garbrandt swing away at each other before Garbrandt lands a head kick. Garbrandt scores a takedown on Font after eating a knee strike, Font scrambles to his feet as Garbrandt swings away at him. Font stuns Garbrandt again after landing a three punch combination, Garbrandt gets another takedown on Font after eating another right. Garbrandt gets up and he attacks a standing Font with rights, Garbrandt and Font swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Garbrandt

Round Two: The round begins with Font nailing Garbrandt with a kick to the midsection, Garbrandt scores a takedown on Font and he gets the open guard. Garbrandt lands some ground and pound against Font, Garbrandt advances to the half guard against Font. Font rolls for a kimura and Garbrandt defends to get the fight standing again, Garbrandt looks for another takedown while eating some jabs. Garbrandt and Font get into a few striking exchanges, Font cracks a swinging Garbrandt with a counter right. Font then hits Garbrandt with a knee strike followed by an elbow strike, Font backs up Garbrandt before landing a right. Garbrandt nails Font with a spinning kick to the midsection as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Font swinging away at a backing Garbrandt, Font peppers Garbrandt with a plethora of jabs. Garbrandt fires back and he attacks a kicking Font with a combination, Garbrandt and Font exchange some leg kicks. Font cracks a swinging Garbrandt with a counter right hook, Garbrandt looks for a takedown and Font defends by keeping him against the cage wall. Font trips up Garbrandt and he swings at him as he gets back up, Font starts picking Garbrandt apart with combinations. Garbrandt goes for another takedown and Font defends, the fighters get back up and they exchange more jabs. Garbrandt lands a counter strike combo on a swinging Font, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Font (Overall Score: 29-28 for Font)

Round Four: The round begins with Font swinging away at a backing Garbrandt, Garbrandt fires back and he lands a few shots on Font. Font cracks an incoming Garbrandt with a left to the midsection, Font stays at a distance while picking Garbrandt apart with strikes. Font lights up Garbrandt with a three strike combination, Garbrandt nails Font with a knee strike after eating a head kick. Font backs up Garbrandt before cracking him with a right hook, Font jabs away at Garbrandt as the round ends.

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

Round Five: The round begins with the fighters trading some jabs, Garbrandt starts landing some combinations against Font. Font swings back and he lands a few shots on a backing Garbrandt, Garbrandt then hits Font with a two punch combination. Garbrandt follows up by landing an overhand right on Font, Font rocks a swinging Garbrandt after landing a counter uppercut. Garbrandt then cracks a jabbing Font with a counter right uppercut. Font backs up Garbrandt while swinging away at him and landing rights, Font pulls guard on a swinging Garbrandt as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Font (Final Score: 49-46 for Font)

Official Result: #3 Rob Font def. #4 Cody Garbrandt by unanimous decision (48-47, 50-45, 50-45)

#3 Yan Xiaonan vs. #4 Carla Esparza

Round One: The round begins with Esparza scoring a takedown on a swinging Xiaonan, Xiaonan scrambles and Esparza gets her back to the ground. Esparza attacks Xiaonan with some ground and pound while gaining side control, Xiaonan attacks Esparza with strikes while on her back. Xiaonan eventually gets Esparza in her half guard while eating a few more strikes, Esparza postures up and she lands a right before regaining side control. Esparza gains the north/south position against Xiaonan, Esparza goes back to landing ground and pound on Xiaonan as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Esparza

Round Two: The round begins with Xiaonan swinging away at Esparza, Esparza scores a takedown on a kicking Xiaonan and she gets the full guard. Esparza postures up while landing ground and pound on Xiaonan, Xiaonan gets Esparza in her full guard while eating more strikes. Esparza regains side control while landing more strikes on Xiaonan, Esparza traps Xiaonan in the crucifix position while landing ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #4 Carla Esparza def. #3 Yan Xiaonan by TKO via strikes (2:58, R2)

Justin Tafa vs. Jared Vanderaa

Round One: The round begins with Vanderaa attacking Tafa with some leg kicks, Tafa fires back and he lands some leg kicks of his own. Tafa comes forward and he cracks Vanderaa with a few left hooks, Vanderaa lands a counter jab on a kicking Tafa. Vanderaa nails a swinging Tafa with a knee strike to the face, Vanderaa also cracks a swinging Tafa with a counter right. Vanderaa also nails Tafa with a kick to the midsection, Tafa ducks down and Vanderaa cracks him with another knee strike. Vanderaa lands a few striking combinations against Tafa, Vanderaa traps the head of Tafa while landing a few knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vanderaa

Round Two: The round begins with Vanderaa attacking Tafa with some leg kicks, Tafa fires back and he lands some leg kicks of his own. Vanderaa responds by cracking Tafa with a head kick, Vanderaa backs up Tafa while throwing several combinations. Vanderaa rocks Tafa and the duo have a wild striking exchange along the cage wall, Vanderaa nails Tafa with elbow strikes as the wild striking exchange ends. Tafa comes forward and he continues attacking Vanderaa with lefts, Vanderaa nails a swinging Tafa with a counter strike combination. Vanderaa then nails Tafa with a kick to the midsection, Tafa lands an elbow strike and a few lefts on Vanderaa as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Tafa cracking Vanderaa with a short left, Tafa looks to land counter strikes on a swinging Vanderaa. Vanderaa nails Tafa with a kick to the midsection, Vanderaa backs up a swinging Tafa while also swinging away at him. Vanderaa continuously lands kicks to the midsection area of Tafa, Tafa looks to attack Vanderaa with punching combinations. Tafa also nails Vanderaa with his own kick to the midsection, Vanderaa lands a multiple punch combination against Tafa. The fighters briefly clinch and exchange a few strikes, Tafa cracks Vanderaa with a right and elbow strike as they separate. Tafa lands a few lefts to the head and body of a swinging Vanderaa, Vanderaa accidentally nails Tafa low and the fight is halted. The action resumes with Tafa and Vanderaa swinging away at each other, Vanderaa lands some knee strikes on Tafa before a wild striking exchange ends the round.

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

Official Result: Jared Vanderaa def. Justin Tafa by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Felicia Spencer vs. Norma Dumont

Round One: The round begins with the fighters trading a series of jabs, Spencer starts landing some leg kicks against Dumont. Dumont looks to land counter strikes on a swinging Spencer, Dumont starts landing leg kicks of her own on Spencer. Spencer continuously attacks Dumont with punching combinations, Spencer backs up Dumont with landing a right. Dumont charges at Spencer while swinging away at her, Spencer grabs Dumont and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and take some swings at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Spencer

Round Two: The round begins with Spencer attempting a high kick against Dumont, Dumont and Spencer exchange some combinations. Spencer hunts for the takedown and Dumont defends against it, Dumont lights up an incoming Spencer with a multiple punch combination. Dumont and Spencer exchange some leg kicks, Dumont and Spencer start having some wild striking exchanges. Dumont lands another series of counter strikes against a swinging Spencer, Dumont also cracks Spencer with a left to the midsection. Spencer continues coming forward while swinging away at Dumont, Spencer pops Dumont with a kick to the midsection as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Spencer kicking Dumont in the midsection, Dumont looks to land counter strikes on a swinging Spencer. Dumont scores a takedown on Spencer and she gets side control, Spencer quickly gets Dumont back in her half guard. Spencer gets Dumont in her full guard while eating some ground and pound, Dumont regains the half guard against Spencer. Dumont gets up and she allows Spencer to stand up as well, Dumont goes for another takedown and Spencer defends. The fighters clinch and exchange a few strikes, Spencer scores a takedown on Dumont and she gets the full guard. Spencer keeps top control as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Norma Dumont def. Felicia Spencer by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Ricardo Ramos vs. Bill Algeo

Round One: The round begins with the fighters trading some kicks, Ramos scores a takedown on a swinging Algeo. Algeo gets up and Ramos jumps onto his back, Ramos gets off and he quickly scores another takedown on Algeo. Ramos jumps on the back of a standing Algeo and he goes for a rear naked choke, Algeo escapes and he eats a knee strike from Ramos. Algeo slips on a kick attempt and Ramos pops him with a short right, Algeo starts landing some jabs to the face of Ramos. Algeo nails Ramos with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Ramos comes forward and he cracks Algeo with a left. Ramos scores a takedown on Algeo and Algeo gets right back up, Ramos gets Algeo down again and Algeo gets back up again. Ramos gets Algeo to a knee before jumping onto his back, Algeo shakes Ramos off of his back before landing a plethora of strikes. The fighters clinch as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ramos

Round Two: The round begins with Algeo attacking Ramos with a high kick, Ramos responds by popping Algeo with a superman punch. Ramos also nails Algeo with a kick to the midsection, Ramos also goes for a high kick against a defending Algeo. Ramos grabs Algeo and he gets him against the cage wall for a short time, Algeo cracks Ramos with a jump knee strike before getting taken down. Algeo scrambles to his feet and Ramos looks for a standing anaconda choke. Algeo starts lighting up Ramos with some combinations, Ramos starts attacking Algeo with some leg kicks. Algeo backs Ramos up while swinging away at him, Ramos grabs a swinging Algeo and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Algeo takes some swings at Ramos, Algeo also nails Ramos with a spinning elbow strike. Ramos grabs Algeo and he gets him up against the cage wall, Ramos scores a takedown on Algeo as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Algeo attacking Ramos with a combination, Ramos goes back to hunting for takedowns against Algeo. Ramos leaps at Algeo and Algeo cracks him with a right hook, Ramos starts attacking Algeo with some leg kicks. Algeo lands a spinning back kick to the midsection of Ramos, Ramos looks for a takedown before landing a right on Algeo. Algeo backs Ramos up while attempting a jumping knee strike, Ramos and Algeo swing away at each other before clinching. The fighters separate and Algeo nails Ramos with a two punch combination, Ramos again grabs a swinging Algeo and he gets him up against the cage wall. Ramos scores a takedown on Algeo and Algeo gets right back up, Ramos drags Algeo down again and Algeo gets up again. Algeo nails Ramos with an elbow strike to the head, Ramos shoves a kicking Algeo to the ground as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ricardo Ramos def. Bill Algeo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

#7 Jack Hermansson vs. #10 Edmen Shahbazyan

Round One: The round begins with Shahbazyan attacking Hermansson with a few combinations, Shahbazyan and Hermansson exchange some jabs. Shahbazyan continues backing up Hermansson while swinging away at him, Hermansson goes for a takedown and Shahbazyan defends while landing a right. Shahbazyan continues laying into Hermansson while landing combinations, Hermansson grabs Shahbazyan and he briefly gets him against the cage wall. Shahbazyan cracks Hermansson with a two punch combo to the body, Hermansson attacks Shahbazyan with some leg kicks. Hermansson throws a combination of his own on Shahbazyan as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Shahbazyan

Round Two: The round begins with Hermansson grabbing Shahbazyan and getting him up against the cage wall, Hermansson scores a takedown on Shahbazyan and he gets the full guard. Hermansson attacks Shahbazyan with some ground and pound while gaining the half guard, Shahbazyan scrambles to his feet and he gets Hermansson against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Shahbazyan drops for a guillotine choke on Hermansson, Hermansson defends and he gets top control on the ground. Hermansson attacks Shahbazyan with a lot more ground and pound, Shahbazyan scrambles again and he manages to gain top control on Hermansson. Shahbazyan lands some ground and pound on Hermansson. Shahbazyan keeps top control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Shahbazyan pops Hermansson with an uppercut. Hermansson scores a takedown on Shahbazyan and he gets the half guard, Hermansson attacks Shahbazyan with a lot of ground and pound. Hermansson mixes in some elbow strikes in his ground and pound on Shahbazyan, Hermansson gains north/south position and side control while landing more strikes. Hermansson gains the full mount as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Hermansson (Final Score: 28-28 for Draw)

Official Result: #7 Jack Hermansson def. #10 Edmen Shahbazyan by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)


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