UFC Vegas 35 Results: Giga Chikadze Gets His 1st UFC Main Event W, Plus TUF 29 Champs Are Crowned!

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Main Card (10pm EST., ESPN)

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#10 Giga Chikadze def. #9 Edson Barboza by TKO via strikes (1:44, R3)

TUF Middleweight Finals
Bryan Battle def. Gilbert Urbina by submission via rear naked choke (2:15, R2)

TUF Bantamweight Finals
Ricky Turcios def. Brady Hiestand by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Daniel Rodriguez def. (#11 Lightweight) Kevin Lee by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Andre Petroski def. Michael Gillmore by TKO via strikes (3:12, R3)

Gerald Meerschaert def. Makhmud Muradov by submission via rear naked choke (1:49, R2)

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., ESPN+)

Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Alessio Di Chirico by KO via head kick (0:17, R1)

Wellington Turman def. Sam Alvey by split decision (28-27, 27-28, 28-27)

Dustin Jacoby def. Darren Stewart by TKO via strikes (3:04, R1)

JJ Aldrich def. Vanessa Demopoulos by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Pat Sabatini def. Jamall Emmers by submission via heel hook (1:53, R1)

Mana Martinez def. Guido Cannetti by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)


#9 Edson Barboza vs. #10 Giga Chikadze

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Barboza backs up Chikadze while landing a few jabs. Chikadze goes for a head kick and Barboza blocks it, Chikadze goes for a jump knee strike against a swinging Barboza. Barboza comes forward and he takes a few swings at Chikadze, Chikadze lands a spinning back kick to the midsection of Barboza. Chikadze charges at Barboza and they trade punches, Barboza then nails Chikadze with a kick to the midsection. Chikadze cracks Barboza with a body kick, Chikadze chases Barboza around the cage while swinging away at him as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Chikadze

Round Two: The round begins with Chikadze taking some swings at Barboza, Barboza kicks a leaping Chikadze in the midsection. Chikadze and Barboza exchange a plethora of jabs, Chikadze goes back to landing some leg kicks against Barboza. Chikadze nails Barboza with a left followed by a body kick, Barboza chases Chikadze while swinging away at him. Barboza starts landing some leg kicks of his own against Chikadze, Chikadze continues throwing high kicks against Barboza. Barboza backs up Chikadze after landing a right to his midsection, Barboza also lands a high kick on Chikadze. Barboza keeps Chikadze near the cage wall while swinging away at him, Barboza nails Chikadze with another kick to the midsection. The fighters trade leg kicks as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Chikadze goes back to attacking Barboza with leg kicks. Chikadze stuns Barboza after landing a knee strike followed by a three punch combo, Chikadze drops Barboza after landing a multiple punch combination. Chikadze pounces on a downed Barboza with more strikes, Chikadze catches Barboza in a d’arce choke and Barboza escapes to get the fight standing again. Chikadze drops Barboza again with a two punch combination and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #10 Giga Chikadze def. #9 Edson Barboza by TKO via strikes (1:44, R3)

TUF Middleweight Finals
Bryan Battle vs. Gilbert Urbina

Round One: The round begins with Urbina and Battle swinging away at each other, Urbina starts exchanging leg kicks with Battle. Urbina stuns Battle after landing a four punch combination, Urbina scores a pair of takedowns on Battle and he gets the open guard on the last one. Urbina advances to the half guard on Battle while landing more strikes, Urbina gains the full mount and then the half guard on Battle while landing more shots. Battle scrambles to his feet and Urbina nails him with a knee strike, Battle fights back and he nails Urbina with a few body kicks. Urbina and Battle exchange some high kick attempts, Battle backs up Urbina after landing a right hook. Urbina backs Battle into the cage wall after eating a few knee strikes, Battle spins Urbina into the cage wall while landing more strikes. The fighters clinch and they exchange some strikes, the fighters separate and clinch a few moments later. Urbina and Battle have a striking exchange as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Urbina

Round Two: The round begins with Battle backing up Urbina while swinging away at him, Battle starts attacking Urbina with a series of combinations. Urbina charges forward and he cracks Battle with a right, Urbina grabs Battle and he gets him up against the cage wall. Urbina cracks Battle with a few elbow strikes to the head, Battle comes forward and he exchanges strikes with Urbina. Urbina grabs Battle and he gets him back against the cage wall, Battle scores a takedown on Urbina and he gets back control. Battle attacks Urbina with some ground and pound, Battle locks Urbina in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Bryan Battle def. Gilbert Urbina by submission via rear naked choke (2:15, R2)

TUF Bantamweight Finals
Ricky Turcios vs. Brady Hiestand

Round One: The round begins with Turcios attacking Hiestand with some leg kicks, the fighters clinch and exchange some strikes. The fighters separate and Hiestand takes some swings at Turcios, Hiestand grabs Turcios and he scores a takedown a short time later. Turcios quickly gets Hiestand into his full guard, Hiestand postures up and he gains side control on Turcios. Hiestand postures up and Turcios gets back to his feet, Hiestand scores another takedown on Turcios and he gets the full guard. Hiestand attacks Turcios with some ground and pound, Hiestand postures up and Turcios scrambles to his feet before getting put against the cage wall. Hiestand goes for a takedown and Turcios defends before gaining back control when they hit the ground, Hiestand sweeps Turcios and he regains top control. Turcios attacks Hiestand with strikes while on his back, Turcios scrambles to his feet and Hiestand tries to clinch with him. Turcios backs up Hiestand while swinging away at him, Hiestand goes for a head kick and Turcios blocks it. Hiestand starts cracking Turcios with multiple punch combinations, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Turcios

Round Two: The round begins with Hiestand backing Turcios into the cage wall after a brief exchange, the fighters separate and Hiestand cracks Turcios with some left hooks. Hiestand scores a takedown on Turcios and he gets him in a seated position, Turcios wall walks to his feet and he briefly clinches with Hiestand. The fighters stay at a distance before getting into some striking exchanges, Turcios scores a takedown on Hiestand and he gets back control. Hiestand stands up and he shakes Turcios off of his back, Hiestand scores a takedown on Turcios and he gets side control. Turcios scrambles to his feet before attempting a jump guillotine choke on Hiestand, Hiestand defends to gain top control on the ground. Turcios scrambles to his feet and he gets Hiestand against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Hiestand landing a three punch combination on Turcios, Turcios starts cracking Hiestand with some jabs. Hiestand charges forward while swinging wildly at Turcios, Turcios rocks Hiestand with a right before dropping him with a follow up right. Hiestand gets up and he gets Turcios against the cage wall, Hiestand scores a takedown on Turcios and he gets him in a seated position. Turcios wall walks to his feet while landing elbow strikes on Hiestand, Hiestand gets another takedown on Turcios and he gets him in a seated position. Turcios eats a few strikes before scrambling to his feet and nailing Hiestand with a knee strike, the fighters briefly separate and swing away at each other. The fighters separate and Hiestand hits Turcios with a head kick, Hiestand and Turcios get into more striking exchanges until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ricky Turcios def. Brady Hiestand by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#11 (Lightweight) Kevin Lee vs. Daniel Rodriguez

Round One: The round begins with Lee kicking Rodriguez in the midsection, Rodriguez and Lee also trade some more body kicks. Rodriguez starts attacking Lee with some leg kicks, Lee and Rodriguez exchange some jabs to their faces. Lee starts landing his own leg kicks against Rodriguez, Lee nails a kicking Rodriguez with a counter right hook. Lee follows up by cracking Rodriguez with a head kick, Rodriguez avoids a takedown before landing a few shots on Lee. Lee scores a takedown on Rodriguez and he gets the half guard, Lee attacks Rodriguez with some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lee

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters trading some leg kicks, Rodriguez backs up Lee after landing a multiple strike combination. Lee looks for a high kick and Rodriguez manages to block it, Lee hunts for a takedown and he gets it after some struggling. Lee transitions to back control on Rodriguez, Rodriguez spins at the right time and he gets top control on Lee. Lee scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Lee backs up Rodriguez after landing a short right. Rodriguez stays at a distance while landing some shots on Lee, Rodriguez continues landing counter shots on a swinging Lee. Rodriguez starts cracking Lee with right and left hooks, Rodriguez rocks Lee with a counter left during a striking exchange. Lee hunts for a takedown and Rodriguez defends as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Rodriguez attacking Lee with some leg kicks, Lee then nails Rodriguez with a kick to the midsection. Rodriguez dances around Lee while peppering him with jabs, Lee goes for a head kick and Rodriguez blocks it. Lee goes for a takedown and Rodriguez defends before landing a left, Rodriguez starts picking apart Lee by throwing combinations. Lee briefly drops Rodriguez after landing a leg kick, Lee grabs Rodriguez and he gets him up against the cage wall. Lee scores a takedown on Rodriguez and he gets him in a seated position, Rodriguez scrambles to his feet and Lee holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Rodriguez lands a multiple punch combination, Lee goes for a jump knee strike and Rodriguez avoids it. Lee comes forward while attacking Rodriguez with more jabs, Lee goes for a takedown and Rodriguez defends. Rodriguez barely lands a head kick against the swinging Lee, Lee fires back and he nails Rodriguez with a combo. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Daniel Rodriguez def. (#11 Lightweight) Kevin Lee by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Andre Petroski vs. Michael Gillmore

Round One: The round begins with Petroski taking a few swings at Gillmore, Petroski and Gillmore exchange some kick attempts. Gillmore starts landing some leg kicks against Petroski, Petroski rocks Gillmore with a right hook before scoring a takedown on him. Petroski attacks Gillmore with some ground and pound while in side control, Petroski moves into the half guard while landing more ground and pound on Gillmore. Petroski regains the side control position against Gillmore, Gillmore scrambles to his feet and Petroski drags him back to the ground while getting back control. Petroski goes for a neck crank and Gillmore defends against it, Petroski maintains back control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Petroski

Round Two: The round begins with Gillmore attempting a head kick against Petroski, Gillmore starts landing some leg kicks against Petroski. Gillmore pops a kicking Petroski with a two punch combination, Petroski nails Gillmore with a head kick followed by a right. Petroski then nails Gillmore with a left hook to the midsection, Petroski eats a few counter rights before kicking Gillmore in the midsection. Gillmore defends against the takedown attempts from Petroski, Gillmore briefly drops Petroski after landing a leg kick. Petroski and Gillmore continuously get into some wild striking exchanges, Petroski comes forward and he cracks Gillmore with a left before eating a counter right. Petroski scores a takedown on Gillmore and he gets side control, Petroski gains the full mount on Gillmore as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Gillmore attacking Petroski with some leg kicks, Petroski scores a takedown on Gillmore and he gets side control. Petroski transitions to the full mount against Gillmore, Petroski attacks Gillmore with ground and pound. Gillmore scrambles and Petroski regains the full mount after briefly holding him in side control, Petroski returns to his ground and pound attack on Gillmore. Petroski lands a plethora of unanswered strikes on Gillmore and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Andre Petroski def. Michael Gillmore by TKO via strikes (3:12, R3)

Makhmud Muradov vs. Gerald Meerschaert

Round One: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Meerschaert accidentally pokes Muradov in the eye and the fight is halted. The action resumes with Muradov dropping Meerschaert after landing a pair of counter strikes, Meerschaert gets up and Muradov nails him with a multiple strike combination. Meerschaert goes for a takedown and Muradov defends while landing a knee strike, Meerschaert starts landing some leg kicks on Muradov. Muradov backs up Meerschaert while barely landing a head kick, Muradov follows up by landing an overhand right on Meerschaert. Meerschaert backs up Muradov after throwing a three punch combination, Meerschaert and Muradov also exchange some body kicks. Meerschaert accidentally kicks Muradov low and the fight is halted, the action resumes with the fighters swinging at each other. Meerschaert stuns Muradov after landing a left hook followed by a body kick, Meerschaert cracks Muradov with a head kick during an exchange. Muradov starts landing his own leg kicks against Meerschaert, Muradov stuns Meerschaert after landing a three punch combo. Meerschaert cracks Muradov with a left before dragging him to the ground, Meerschaert cranks on the neck of Muradov as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Muradov

Round Two: The round begins with Muradov swinging wildly at Meerschaert, Meerschaert hunts for the takedown against a swinging Muradov. Meerschaert scores a takedown on a kicking Muradov and Muradov gets right back up, Muradov then hits Meerschaert with a two punch combo. Meerschaert stuns Muradov after landing a trio of left hooks, Meerschaert scores a takedown on Muradov and he gets back control. Meerschaert locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Gerald Meerschaert def. Makhmud Muradov by submission via rear naked choke (1:49, R2)

Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Alessio Di Chirico

Round One: The round begins with Di Chirico attacking Alhassan with a high kick, Alhassan destroys Di Chirico with a head kick and the referee immediately jumps in.

Official Result: Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Alessio Di Chirico by KO via head kick (0:17, R1)

Sam Alvey vs. Wellington Turman

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Turman backs Alvey into the cage wall after landing a left hook. Alvey spins Turman into the cage wall while defending against a takedown attempt, the fighters separate and Turman attacks Alvey with some leg kicks. Alvey backs up Turman after attempting a two punch combination, Turman accidentally pokes Alvey in the eye and the fight is halted. The action resumes with Alvey landing a pair of counter rights against a swinging Turman, Alvey grabs Turman and he backs him into the cage wall. The fighters briefly separate before Turman hits Alvey with a spinning elbow strike, Turman scores a takedown on Alvey gets right back up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Turman

Round Two: The round begins with Turman cracks Alvey with a right hook, Turman then lands a spinning back fist against a swinging Alvey. Alvey accidentally nails Turman low and the fight is halted, the action resumes with Alvey popping Turman with a left. Turman backs Alvey into the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Alvey defends while cracking Turman with some elbow strikes. Alvey separates from Turman after nailing him with a knee strike, Turman goes back to landing some leg kicks against Alvey. Turman continuously goes for spinning attacks against Alvey, Turman then nails Alvey with a front kick to the midsection. Alvey and Turman also exchange a few left hooks, Turman again backs Alvey into the cage wall after another exchange. The fighters separate and Turman barely lands a high kick on Alvey, Turman cracks Alvey with a switch kick to the face as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Turman hitting Alvey with a kick to the midsection, Alvey and Turman get into a few striking exchanges. Alvey looks to land some counter strikes against a swinging Turman, Alvey starts cracking Turman with jabs. Turman barely lands a spinning back fist against Alvey, Turman backs Alvey into the cage wall while hunting for a takedown. Turman cracks Alvey with a knee strike before separating, Turman accidentally pokes Alvey in the eye and the fight is halted. The action resumes with the referee taking a point from Turman, the fight resumes with Turman accidentally poking Alvey in the eye again. The referee takes another point from Turman as Alvey recovers, the action resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other. Turman lands a counter left hook against a swinging Alvey, Turman follows up by landing a right on Alvey. Turman rocks Alvey after landing another right hook, Turman follows Alvey around the cage while they swing away at each other. Alvey grabs Turman and he backs him into the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 8-9 for Turman (Final Score: 28-27 for Turman)

Official Result: Wellington Turman def. Sam Alvey by split decision (28-27, 27-28, 28-27)

Dustin Jacoby vs. Darren Stewart

Round One: The round begins with Jacoby attacking Stewart with a high kick, Stewart scores a takedown on Jacoby and Jacoby gets right back up. Jacoby grabs Stewart and he backs him into the cage wall before landing a knee strike, Stewart scores another takedown on Jacoby and he gets him in a seated position. Jacoby scrambles to his feet and Stewart nails him with a knee strike, the fighters clinch and exchange more strikes. The fighters separate and exchange a bunch of jabs, Jacoby stays at a distance while pot shotting Stewart. Stewart starts landing some leg kicks against Jacoby, Jacoby levels Stewart with a plethora of rights and knee strikes, Jacoby nails Stewart with a ton of unanswered strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Dustin Jacoby def. Darren Stewart by TKO via strikes (3:04, R1)

JJ Aldrich vs. Vanessa Demopoulos

Round One: The round begins with Demopoulos taking a few swings at Aldrich, Demopoulos starts landing leg kicks against Aldrich. Aldrich responds by popping Demopoulos with a few short left hooks, Aldrich scores a takedown on Demopoulos and she gets the full guard. Demopoulos attacks Aldrich with elbow strikes while on her back, Aldrich lands a bunch of ground and pound on Demopoulos. Aldrich postures up and Demopoulos scrambles to her feet as well, Aldrich stuns Demopoulos after landing a left cross. Demopoulos cracks Aldrich with a few knee strikes to the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Aldrich

Round Two: The round begins with Demopoulos briefly getting Aldrich against the cage wall, Demopoulos then nails Aldrich with a multiple punch combination. Aldrich ducks down and Demopoulos nails her with a head kick, Aldrich starts landing counter lefts on a swinging Demopoulos. Demopoulos and Aldrich start exchanging some jabs, Aldrich backs up Demopoulos after landing a short left hook. Aldrich follows up by landing a counter right hook during an exchange with Demopoulos, Demopoulos grabs Aldrich and she backs her into the cage wall. The fighters separate and Aldrich pops Demopoulos with more rights, Demopoulos eats a left before landing a combo on Aldrich. Aldrich then hits a jabbing Demopoulos with a counter left hook, Demopoulos again grabs Aldrich and she gets her against the cage wall. The fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch, Aldrich pops Demopoulos when they separated. Demopoulos cracks Aldrich with a kick to the midsection, Aldrich rocks Demopoulos with her own body kick. Aldrich follows Demopoulos around the cage while swinging away at her, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Aldrich landing a short left hook on Demopoulos, Demopoulos grabs Aldrich and she gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Demopoulos goes for a takedown, Aldrich defends by landing hammer fists and gaining top control on the ground. Aldrich immediately attacks Demopoulos with ground and pound, Aldrich postures up and she allows Demopoulos to stand back up. Demopoulos backs up Aldrich after taking a few swings at her, Demopoulos goes for a knee strike after eating a few uppercuts from Aldrich. Aldrich then cracks Demopoulos with a two punch combination, Demopoulos again backs Aldrich into the cage wall. Demopoulos exchanges knee strikes with Aldrich before separating, Demopoulos pops Aldrich with a few combinations. Aldrich comes forward and she nails Demopoulos with a right hook followed by a head kick, Demopoulos grabs Aldrich and backs her into the cage wall again. Demopoulos and Aldrich swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: JJ Aldrich def. Vanessa Demopoulos by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Pat Sabatini vs. Jamall Emmers

Round One: The round begins with Emmers landing a front kick to the midsection of Sabatini, Emmers accidentally kicks Sabatini low and the fight is halted. The action resumes with Emmers landing some leg kicks on Sabatini, Emmers drops Sabatini with a left hook and he gets back control on the ground. Emmers transitions to the full mount and Sabatini gets him in his half guard after a scramble, Sabatini rolls for a leg of Emmers and Emmers does the same to him, Sabatini catches Emmers in a heel hook and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Pat Sabatini def. Jamall Emmers by submission via heel hook (1:53, R1)

Mana Martinez vs. Guido Cannetti

Round One: The round begins with Cannetti attacking Martinez with a high kick, Cannetti also starts landing leg kicks on Martinez. Cannetti follows up by kicking Martinez right in the midsection, Cannetti backs up Martinez after landing a short left hook. Martinez backs Cannetti into the cage wall after landing a massive combination, Martinez throws another combo before scoring a takedown on Cannetti. Cannetti sweeps Martinez and he gains top control against him, Cannetti attacks Martinez with ground and pound before Martinez scrambles to his feet. Martinez and Cannetti exchange a bunch of leg kicks, Cannetti again nails Martinez with a kick to the midsection. Cannetti lands a few more kicks on Martinez as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cannetti

Round Two: The round begins with Cannetti attacking Martinez with more leg kicks, Martinez fires back and he lands leg kicks of his own. Cannetti then nails Martinez with a kick to the midsection, Martinez lands a counter strike combo after eating a pair of lefts from Cannetti. Cannetti also cracks Martinez with a left hook to the midsection, Martinez eats more leg kicks before landing a right to the midsection of Cannetti. Martinez backs up Cannetti before landing a pair of combinations. Martinez and Cannetti both miss jump knee strike combinations, Martinez eats another body shot before attacking Cannetti with another combination. Cannetti lands another body kick on Martinez as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some jabs, Cannetti goes back to landing leg kicks on Martinez. Cannetti goes for a head kick and Martinez manages to avoid it, Martinez backs Cannetti into the cage wall after landing a combination. Martinez goes back to attacking Cannetti with leg kicks of his own, Martinez backs Cannetti into the cage wall after landing a three strike combo to his midsection. Martinez follows up by cracking Cannetti with a short right hook, Martinez and Cannetti exchange some left hooks. Cannetti comes forward and Martinez pops him with another left hook, Martinez backs up Cannetti again while landing another combo. Martinez scores a takedown on Cannetti and he gets side control, Martinez attacks Cannetti with ground and pound. Cannetti eventually gets Martinez into his full guard, Martinez postures up and he swings away at Cannetti as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Mana Martinez def. Guido Cannetti by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)


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