UFC Fight Night 103 Results: BJ Penn Returns & The First Ever Ezekial Choke Finish In UFC History

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Main Card (10pm EST, Fox Sports 1)

#10 Yair Rodriguez def. BJ Penn by TKO via strikes (0:24, R2)

Joe Lauzon def. Marcin Held by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 28-29)

Ben Saunders def. Court McGee by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#15 Sergio Pettis def. #8 John Moraga by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

Drakkar Klose def. Devin Powell by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Augusto Mendes def. Frankie Saenz by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Aleksei Oleinik def. Viktor Pesta by submission via Ezekial choke (2:57, R1)

Tony Martin def. Alex White by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (6pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Nina Ansaroff def. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger by submission via rear naked choke (3:39, R3)

Walt Harris def. Chase Sherman by TKO via strikes (2:41, R2)

Joachim Christensen def. Bojan Mihajlovic by TKO via strikes (2:05, R3)

Cyril Asker def. Dmitrii Smoliakov by TKO via strikes (2:41, R1)


Round By Round Recap

Dmitrii Smoliakov vs. Cyril Asker

Round One: The round begins with Asker attacking Smoliakov with a two punch combination, the fighters then exchange some rights. Smoliakov attacks Asker with a push kick to the midsection, Smoliakov accidentally pokes Asker in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Asker putting Smoliakov against the cage wall before scoring a takedown, Smoliakov attacks Asker with a ton of strikes while on his back. Asker quickly transitions to the full mount on Smoliakov, Asker starts attacking Smoliakov with a ton of ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Cyril Asker def. Dmitrii Smoliakov by TKO via strikes (2:41, R1)

Bojan Mihajlovic vs. Joachim Christensen

Round One: The round begins with Christensen nailing a swinging Mihajlovic with a counter strike combination,Christensen starts hitting Mihajlovic with leg kicks. Christensen cracks a swinging Mihajlovic with a counter right uppercut, Mihajlovic continues swinging wildly against Christensen. Christensen drops a kicking Mihajlovic with a counter right, Christensen settles in the full guard of Mihajlovic while landing a few strikes. Christensen attacks Mihajlovic with a series of elbow strikes to the face, Christensen postures up and he attacks Mihajlovic with more strikes. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Mihajlovic charging at Christensen while throwing a combination. Christensen puts Mihajlovic against the cage wall before landing a knee strike and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Christensen

Round Two: The round begins with Mihajlovic attacking Christensen with leg kicks, Mihajlovic catches Christensen with a looping left. Christensen comes forward on Mihajlovic while landing combinations, Mihajlovic holds Christensen against the cage wall while exchanging strikes. The fighters break away from each other and Christensen holds Mihajlovic against the cage wall, Christensen attacks Mihajlovic with some knee strikes. Christensen accidentally nails Mihajlovic low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Christensen kicking Mihajlovic in the midsection. Christensen again puts Mihajlovic against the cage wall, the fighters break away from each other and Mihajlovic attacks Christensen with a few more kicks. Mihajlovic eats a combination before putting Christensen against the cage wall, Christensen spins Mihajlovic and puts him against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some kicks, Christensen grabs Mihajlovic and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters also exchange some knee strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Mihajlovic trips up Christensen with a leg kick. Christensen again puts Mihajlovic against the cage wall, Christensen breaks away from Mihajlovic before dropping him with a right uppercut and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Joachim Christensen def. Bojan Mihajlovic by TKO via strikes (2:05, R3)

Walt Harris vs. Chase Sherman

Round One: The round begins with Sherman nailing Harris with a right to the midsection, Sherman also attacks Harris with a high kick. Harris starts nailing Sherman with a few lefts to the face, Harris then lands a kick to the midsection of Sherman. Harris nails a kicking Sherman with a counter left, Harris begins to attack Sherman with some leg kicks as well. Sherman also starts attacking Harris with leg kicks as well, Harris responds by cracking Sherman with a few rights. Harris accidentally nails Sherman low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Sherman attacking Harris with a high kick. Sherman cracks a swinging Harris with a multiple strike combination, Harris responds by nailing Sherman with a two punch combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Harris

Round Two: The round begins with Sherman attacking Harris with a high kick, Sherman follows that up by nailing Harris with a right to the midsection. Sherman charges at Harris while throwing a combination, Sherman cracks a swinging Harris with a counter right hook. Harris comes forward and lands a combination on Sherman, Harris then hits Sherman with a jumping kick to the midsection. Harris then lands a counter right hook on a swinging Sherman, Harris follows that up by popping Sherman with a left to the midsection. Harris drops Sherman with a combination and he pounces on him with a few more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Walt Harris def. Chase Sherman by TKO via strikes (2:41, R2)

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Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger vs. Nina Ansaroff

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Ansaroff lands a kick to the midsection of Jones-Lybarger. Ansaroff also attacks Jones-Lybarger with some leg kicks as well, Jones-Lybarger responds by nailing Ansaroff with a combination. Ansaroff then pops Jones-Lybarger with a few uppercuts as well, Jones-Lybarger charges at Ansaroff while landing a two punch combination. Ansaroff nails a swinging Jones-Lybarger with a counter left hook, Ansaroff catches an incoming Jones-Lybarger with a punching combination. Ansaroff scores a takedown on Jones-Lybarger and she gets the full guard, Ansaroff starts attacking Jones-Lybarger with some strikes while on top. Ansaroff transitions to the half guard on Jones-Lybarger while landing strikes and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ansaroff

Round Two: The round begins with Ansaroff nailing a swinging Jones-Lybarger with a counter strike combination, Ansaroff trips up Jones-Lybarger with a leg kick before settling in top position. Ansaroff quickly transitions to the half guard on Jones-Lybarger, Ansaroff starts attackingJones-Lybarger with some ground and pound. Ansaroff transitions to the back control position on Jones-Lybarger, Ansaroff goes back to attacking Jones-Lybarger with ground and pound. Ansaroff transitions to the full mount on Jones-Lybarger while landing more strikes, Ansaroff returns to back control on Jones-Lybarger. Jones-Lybarger briefly gets to her feet and Ansaroff trips her back to the ground, Ansaroff remains in back control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Jones-Lybarger cracking Ansaroff with a short right, the fighters clinch and they exchange strikes. Ansaroff catches a swinging Jones-Lybarger with a counter uppercut, Jones-Lybarger briefly holds Ansaroff against the cage wall. Jones-Lybarger continues coming forward while throwing strikes at Ansaroff, Jones-Lybarger cracks a swinging Ansaroff with a counter right. Ansaroff drops a swinging Jones-Lybarger with a leg kick and she settles in top position, Ansaroff quickly advances to the full mount on Jones-Lybarger. Ansaroff transitions to back control on Jones-Lybarger while landing some strikes, Ansaroff locks in the rear naked choke and the tap out follows.

Official Result: Nina Ansaroff def. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger by submission via rear naked choke (3:39, R3)

Tony Martin vs. Alex White

Round One: The round begins with Martin immediately cracking White with a right, Martin then attacks White with a high kick. Martin puts White against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Martin’s cup broke and the referee halts the fight. The fight resumes with the fighters just swinging away at each other, Martin puts White against the cage wall against while looking for the takedown. Martin scores a takedown on White and he gets the half guard, Martin starts attacking White with some ground and pound. Martin transitions to side control on White after a kimura attempt, Martin goes back to attacking White with ground and pound. White catches Martin in his full guard while eating more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Martin

Round Two: The round begins with Martin nailing White with a kick to the midsection, White briefly drops and rocks Martin with a right. Martin scores a takedown on White and he gets the open guard, Martin starts attacking White with some ground and pound. Martin briefly postures up and White attacks him with up kicks, Martin transitions to the half guard on White. Martin lands more strikes as he gains the full mount on White, White kicks off of the cage to shake Martin off of him. White now holds Martin against the cage wall, Martin tries dragging White back to the ground with a kimura attempt. White escapes and nails Martin with a right to the midsection, Martin again holds White against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Martin instantly going for the takedown against White, Martin then holds White against the cage wall as he hunts for the takedown. Martin attacks White with a few knee strikes while in the clinch, White cracks Martin with an uppercut after a standing guillotine choke attempt. Martin quickly grabs White and holds him against the cage wall, Martin goes back to attacking White with a few knee strikes. The fighters exchange a few more shots as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Tony Martin def. Alex White by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Aleksei Oleinik vs. Viktor Pesta

Round One: The round begins with Oleinik and Pesta taking some swings at each other, Pesta nails a swinging Oleinik with a counter right. Oleinik comes forward and Pesta cracks him with a short right, Oleinik holds Pesta against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Pesta spins Oleinik and now he holds him against the cage wall, Pesta scores a takedown on Oleinik and he gets the half guard. Pesta starts attacking Oleinik with some ground and pound, Pesta transitions to back control on Oleinik while landing more strikes. Pesta transitions to the half guard on a scrambling Oleinik, Pesta transitions to the full mount on Oleinik. Oleinik catches Pesta with the Ezekial choke while on his back and Pesta was in the full mount to force a submission.

Official Result: Aleksei Oleinik def. Viktor Pesta by submission via Ezekial choke (2:57, R1)

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Frankie Saenz vs. Augusto Mendes

Round One: The round begins with Saenz attacking Mendes with a front kick, Saenz also starts nailing Mendes with a few leg kicks. Mendes charges at Saenz while throwing a combination, Mendes rocks a swinging Saenz with a counter left hook. Mendes goes for a takedown and Saenz cracks him with a two punch combination, Saenz recovers by landing a two punch combo of his own. Mendes starts attacking Saenz with some leg kicks of his own, Mendes comes forward while throwing a combination at Saenz. Mendes follows that up by attacking Saenz with a head kick, Saenz pops a swinging Mendez with a short right. Mendes scores a takedown on Saenz and he gets the half guard, Saenz scrambles to his feet and Mendes rocks him with a combination. Saenz recovers and he catches Mendes with a knee strike to the midsection, Mendes goes for a high kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mendes

Round Two: The round begins with Saenz attacking Mendes with some leg kicks, Mendes rocks an incoming Saenz with a straight left. Mendes puts Saenz against the cage wall while looking for the takedown, the fighters separate and Mendes scores a takedown on Saenz. Saenz pops right back up to his feet and Mendes drags him back to the ground, Saenz again pops right back up to his feet. Saenz drops Mendes with an elbow strike and he immediately gets top position on the ground, Saenz gets up and he allows Mendes to stand up as well. Mendes recovers by attacking Saenz with a head kick, Saenz charges forward to hit Mendes with a combination. Mendes attacks an incoming Saenz with combinations of his own, Saenz rocks Mendes again by landing a right hook. Saenz eats a pair of strikes after catching Mendes with another right, Saenz then puts Mendes against the cage wall. Mendes breaks free and he kicks Saenz in the midsection, Saenz looks for a takedown as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Mendes attacking Saenz with a few punching combinations, Mendes rocks Saenz by landing a few rights. Mendes pounces on a backing Saenz with a combination before eating a knee strike, Saenz holds Mendes against the cage wall. Mendes spins Saenz and then Saenz spins him to put him back against the cage wall, the fighters break away from each other and Mendes pops Saenz with another right. Saenz responds by hitting Mendes with a right followed by a knee strike, the fighters are just starting to swing wildly at each other. Mendes grabs Saenz and he puts him against the cage wall, Saenz quickly spins Mendes and now he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Mendes nails a swinging Saenz with a counter left hook, Mendes scores a takedown on Saenz and Saenz pops back up to his feet. Saenz holds Mendes against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Augusto Mendes def. Frankie Saenz by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Devin Powell vs. Drakkar Klose

Round One: The round begins with Powell attacking Klose with a high kick, Klose responds by holding Powell against the cage wall. Klose starts assaulting Powell with knee strikes to the midsection, Klose also attacks Powell with some standing elbow strikes to the head. Klose nails Powell with more knee strikes and some foot stomps as well, the fighters separate and Powell attacks Klose with leg kicks. Klose charges at Powell while throwing a combination, Klose scores a takedown on Powell and he immediately stands up. Klose kicks away at the legs of a downed Powell, the referee eventually stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Powell kicking Klose in the upper body, Klose holds Powell against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Klose

Round Two: The round begins with Powell nailing a charging Klose with a head kick, Klose drops Powell with a knee strike to the midsection and he allows him to stand up. Klose holds Powell against the cage wall while nailing him with strikes, Klose chases a moving Powell before clocking him with a right hook. Klose continues holding Powell against the cage wall while occasionally landing strikes, Powell breaks away from Klose after landing elbow strikes. Powell then cracks Klose with a kick to the midsection, Klose goes right back to holding Powell against the cage wall. The fighters break away from each other and Powell attacks Klose with a variety of kicks, Klose then pops Powell with a superman punch followed by a kick to the midsection. Klose holds Powell on the cage wall again after landing a knee strike, the fighters break away from each other and Klose again holds Powell against the cage wall. Klose scores a takedown on Powell as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Klose charging at Powell while throwing a combination, Powell starts attacking Klose with leg kicks. Klose backs Powell into the cage wall after landing a right followed by a kick to the midsection, Klose holds Powell against the cage wall while landing a variety of strikes. The referee decides to separate the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Klose attacking Powell with leg kicks. Klose then pops Powell with an uppercut followed by a kick to the midsection, Klose then hits Powell with a straight right followed by a knee strike. Powell charges at Klose while throwing a combination, Powell then lands a kick to the midsection of Klose. Klose holds Powell against the cage wall while landing short range strikes, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity just as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Drakkar Klose def. Devin Powell by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#8 John Moraga vs. #15 Sergio Pettis

Round One: The round begins with Moraga popping Pettis with a right, Pettis nails a ducking Moraga with a left uppercut. Pettis nails Moraga with a left after eating a right hook, Pettis also starts peppering Moraga with a series of jabs. Moraga then catches Pettis with a left hook to the chin, Moraga puts Pettis against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters separate and Pettis attacks Moraga with a high kick, Pettis backs up a swinging Moraga with another high kick attempt. Pettis starts attacking Moraga with some leg kicks as well, Pettis comes forward while throwing a combination against Moraga. Moraga rocks a swinging Pettis by landing a two punch combination, Pettis scores a takedown and Moraga pops back up to his feet. Pettis then decides to hold Moraga against the cage wall, the fighters break away from each other and Pettis nails Moraga with a left. Pettis rocks a swinging Moraga with a counter left, Pettis drops Moraga with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pettis

Round Two: The round begins with Moraga popping Pettis with a few jabs, Pettis responds by nailing Moraga with a straight left. Moraga also starts attacking Pettis with some leg kicks, Pettis responds by attacking Moraga with a three punch combination. Moraga scores a takedown on Pettis and he gets the open guard, Moraga postures up and Pettis gets back up as well. Moraga then pops Pettis with a step in right, Moraga comes forward while throwing strikes against Pettis. Pettis responds by nailing Moraga with a combination of his own, Pettis and Moraga continue attacking each other with combinations. Moraga briefly holds Pettis up against the cage wall, Moraga goes for the takedown and Pettis stuffs it easily. Pettis attacks Moraga with a jump kick to the head as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking some wild swings against each other, Pettis backs up Moraga with a windmill kick attempt. Pettis keeps coming forward while peppering Moraga with strikes, Pettis barely lands a head kick on Moraga. Moraga grabs Pettis and he holds him up against the cage wall, Moraga scores a takedown on Pettis and he gets the open guard. Moraga rolls for a heel hook and Pettis escapes to gain top position, Pettis quickly transitions to back control on Moraga. Moraga scrambles to get the fight standing again and Pettis puts him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Moraga hunts for another takedown. Pettis attacks an incoming Moraga with a high kick attempt, Pettis and Moraga swing at each other until Pettis scores a takedown as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #15 Sergio Pettis def. #8 John Moraga by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

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Court McGee vs. Ben Saunders

Round One: The round begins with McGee attacking Saunders with some leg kicks, the fighters clinch and exchange a ton of strikes. Saunders then lands a kick to the midsection of McGee, McGee also attacks Saunders with a high kick. Saunders nails a swinging McGee with a multiple strike combination, Saunders catches McGee with another kick to the midsection. McGee lands a head kick on Saunders before another striking exchange, Saunders continues attacking McGee with a lot of kicks. McGee grabs Saunders and he holds him up against the cage wall, the fighters break away from each other and Saunders nails a swinging McGee with a knee strike to the midsection. The fighters exchange a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Saunders

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters getting into a wild striking exchange, McGee then cracks Saunders with a right to the midsection. Saunders cracks a kicking McGee with a counter right hook, Saunders starts catching McGee with a bunch of rights. McGee comes forward while attacking Saunders with a combination, Saunders then hits McGee with a two punch combination. The fighters exchange knee strikes as they battle along the cage wall, Saunders starts attacking McGee with a variety of kicks. Saunders catches McGee with a kick right to the midsection, McGee and Saunders both attempt high kicks against each other. McGee and Saunders have more exchanges before McGee holds him against the cage wall, they break away from each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Saunders attacking McGee with a pair of kicks and a right as well, McGee starts attacking Saunders by throwing a lot of rights. McGee briefly rocks Saunders with a short right hook followed by a head kick, McGee starts attacking Saunders with leg kicks as well. McGee backs up Saunders while throwing some more combinations, McGee holds Saunders against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. McGee scores a takedown on Saunders and he gets the half guard, McGee postures up and he eventually settles in the open guard of Saunders. McGee starts attacking Saunders with some ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ben Saunders def. Court McGee by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held

Round One: The round begins with Held attacking Lauzon with leg kicks, Held then pops Lauzon with an uppercut. Lauzon cracks a swinging Held with a counter right hook, Held goes for the takedown and Lauzon drops him with a series of elbow strikes. Lauzon goes for an arm bar and Held scrambles to break free and get the fight standing, Lauzon puts Held against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Held winds up scoring a takedown on Lauzon and he gets the open guard, Held transitions to the side control position on Lauzon. Held starts attacking Lauzon with some ground and pound, Lauzon scrambles to his feet and Held puts him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Held jabs away at Lauzon, Lauzon puts Held against the cage wall while landing a knee strike or two. Held spins Lauzon against the cage wall, Lauzon drops Held with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lauzon

Round Two: The round begins with Held attacking Lauzon with a spinning roundhouse kick, Held scores a takedown on Lauzon and he gets the half guard. Held transitions to back control on Lauzon, Lauzon scrambles to break free of Held and to get the fight standing again. Lauzon scores a takedown on Held and Held pops right back up to his feet, Lauzon holds Held against the cage wall while the two exchange strikes. Held scores a takedown on Lauzon and he gets the full guard position, Lauzon rolls for the arm bar and Held escapes to maintain top position. Held attacks Lauzon with some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Held (Overall Score: 19-19 for Lauzon)

Round Three: The round begins with Lauzon popping Held with an uppercut, Lauzon tries picking apart Held with some of his punching combinations. Held dances around Lauzon while peppering him with jabs, Held puts Lauzon against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters break away from each other and Held scores a takedown on Lauzon, Held stands up and he allows Lauzon to stand up as well. Lauzon comes forward against Held while throwing combinations, Lauzon holds Held against the cage wall and Held quickly spins him. Lauzon scores a takedown and Held gets right back to his feet, Held puts Lauzon against the cage wall again before separating. Held scores a takedown on Lauzon and he gets the open guard, Held gets the full mount on Lauzon as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Joe Lauzon def. Marcin Held by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 28-29)

#10 Yair Rodriguez vs. BJ Penn

Round One: The round begins with Rodriguez attacking Penn with a kick to the midsection, Rodriguez also starts attacking Penn with leg kicks. Penn puts Rodriguez against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Rodriguez breaks free and he attacks Penn with more kicks. Rodriguez then cracks Penn with a knee strike to the midsection, Penn pops a swinging Rodriguez with a counter right hook. Rodriguez rocks Penn with a head kicks, Penn responds by cracking Rodriguez with a straight right to the face. Rodriguez nails Penn with a flying knee strike while looking for a takedown, Rodriguez follows that up by kicking Penn in the rib cage. Rodriguez rattles Penn with a leaping tornado kick to the head, Penn recovers and nails a swinging Rodriguez with a counter right. Rodriguez starts plowing through Penn with a bunch of kicks, Rodriguez then attacks Penn with a spinning elbow strike. Rodriguez nails Penn with an knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rodriguez

Round Two: The round begins with Rodriguez dropping Penn with a front kick followed by a punch, Rodriguez pounces on a downed Penn with a plethora of strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #10 Yair Rodriguez def. BJ Penn by TKO via strikes (0:24, R2)

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