UFC Fight Night Norfolk Results: Dustin Poirier vs. Anthony Pettis Headlines & Matt Brown Possibly Retires

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Main Card (10pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

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#8 Dustin Poirier def. #13 Anthony Pettis by TKO via injury (2:08, R3)

Matt Brown def. Diego Sanchez by KO via elbow strike (3:44, R1)

#13 Andrei Arlovski def. #12 Junior Albini by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Cezar Ferreira def. Nate Marquardt by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#4 Raphael Assuncao def. #13 Matthew Lopez by KO via punch (1:50, R3)

Clay Guida def. Joe Lauzon by TKO via strikes (1:07, R1)

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

#9 Marlon Moraes def. #8 John Dodson by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)

Tatiana Suarez def. Viviane Pereira by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Sage Northcutt def. Michel Quinones by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Nina Ansaroff def. Angela Hill by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Court McGee fought Sean Strickland to a majority draw (30-27, 29-29, 29-29)

Jake Collier def. Marcel Fortuna by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Karl Roberson def. Darren Stewart by submission via rear naked choke (3:41, R1)

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Round By Round Recap

Darren Stewart vs. Karl Roberson

Round One: The round begins with Roberson attempting a high kick against Stewart, Stewart attempts a few spinning back fists against Roberson. Stewart comes forward while attempting a bunch of spinning attacks against Roberson, Stewart starts attacking Roberson with some leg kicks. Roberson assaults Stewart with a plethora of lefts and knee strikes, Stewart grabs Roberson and he holds him against the cage wall. Roberson attacks Stewart with a standing elbow strike followed by a knee strike, Roberson scores a takedown on Stewart and he gets back control. Roberson starts attacking Stewart with some ground and pound, Roberson locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Karl Roberson def. Darren Stewart by submission via rear naked choke (3:41, R1)

Jake Collier vs. Marcel Fortuna

Round One: The round begins with Collier attacking Fortuna with some leg kicks, Fortuna and Collier exchange two punch combinations. The fighters just continue swinging away at each other, Collier comes forward to nail Fortuna with kicks to the midsection. Fortuna then cracks Collier with a left hook to the midsection, Collier cracks a swinging Fortuna with a counter left hook followed by a body kick. Fortuna grabs Collier and he holds him against the cage wall, Fortuna separates from Collier after landing a right. Fortuna nails a swinging Collier with a spinning back fist, Collier stuns Fortuna with a few lefts to the face. Fortuna catches a swinging Collier with a two punch combination, Collier backs Fortuna into the cage wall with a striking combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Collier

Round Two: The round begins with Collier swinging away against Fortuna, the fighters start swinging at each other and little lands. Fortuna scores a takedown and he gets back control on Collier, Collier gets to his feet and he shakes Fortuna off of his back. Fortuna nails a swinging Collier with a right to the midsection, Collier catches Fortuna with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Fortuna grabs Collier and he holds him against the cage wall for a short time, Collier kicks Fortuna in the midsection before landing a right. Fortuna scores a takedown on Collier and he gets the open guard, Fortuna transitions to the full mount on Collier. Collier scrambles at the right time to get top position on Fortuna, Collier swings away at Fortuna as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Collier cracks a backing Fortuna with a head kick. Collier then cracks Fortuna with an overhand right, Collier charges forward and continues swinging away at Fortuna. Fortuna goes for the takedown and Collier winds up in top position, Collier gets up and he allows Fortuna to stand as well. Collier then connects with another right against Fortuna, Collier reaches and he lands a left against Fortuna. Fortuna rocks Collier with a right hook to the head, Fortuna then connects with a head kick against Collier. Fortuna nails a swinging Collier with a knee strike to the head, Collier cracks Fortuna with an uppercut as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jake Collier def. Marcel Fortuna by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Court McGee vs. Sean Strickland

Round One: The round begins with McGee attacking Strickland with a high kick, Strickland eats a head kick before dropping McGee with a right. Strickland gets top position on McGee and he quickly gains the half guard, McGee scrambles to get the fight standing again. Strickland uses the jab to keep a swinging McGee at bay, Strickland cracks a swinging McGee with a counter right. McGee eats some more strikes as he kicks Strickland in the midsection, Strickland attacks McGee with a high kick that gets blocked. McGee catches a jabbing Strickland with a short left hook, Strickland then pops McGee with an overhand right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Strickland

Round Two: The round begins with McGee coming forward and swinging away at Strickland, McGee grabs Strickland and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Strickland goes back to using the jab to keep McGee at bay. McGee goes for a takedown and Strickland easily stuffs it, McGee attempts a spinning back fist against Strickland. McGee continuously attacks Strickland with leg kicks, Strickland continues to just swing at McGee to keep him at a distance. Strickland and McGee exchange a few rights to the face, Strickland avoids a takedown from McGee and he swings away at him as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with McGee coming forward and swinging away at Strickland, McGee then cracks Strickland with a head kick. McGee goes right back to attacking Strickland with leg kicks, Strickland starts using his jabs again to keep McGee at bay. McGee grabs Strickland and he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Strickland scores a takedown on McGee. Strickland gains the half guard as he attacks McGee with ground and pound, McGee scrambles to his feet and he gets Strickland against the cage wall. McGee rolls for a heel hook and Strickland gets out of the way, Strickland scores a takedown on McGee and he gets back control. Strickland and McGee swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Court McGee fought Sean Strickland to a majority draw (30-27, 29-29, 29-29)

Angela Hill vs. Nina Ansaroff

Round One: The round begins with Ansaroff attacking a swinging Hill with leg kicks, Hill starts attacking Ansaroff with punching combinations. Hill clobbers Ansaroff with a wild left hook to the face, Hill follows that up by popping Ansaroff with an overhand right. Hill starts attacking Ansaroff with some leg kicks of her own, Hill grabs Ansaroff and she holds her against the cage wall. Ansaroff breaks free before nailing Hill with a striking combination, Hill catches a swinging Ansaroff with a few lefts. Hill briefly drops a kicking Ansaroff with a low leg kick, Hill follows that up by catching Ansaroff with a two punch combination. Ansaroff responds by nailing Hill with a few kicks to the midsection, Hill nails Ansaroff with a right hook followed by a head kick attempt. Ansaroff goes for a head kick of her own and Hill blocks it, Hill kicks away at Ansaroff as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hill

Round Two: The round begins with Hill attacking Ansaroff with punching combinations, Hill also cracks Ansaroff with some leg kicks. Ansaroff catches a swinging Hill with a counter right, Ansaroff swings away at Hill after a failed takedown attempt. Hill cracks a swinging with a counter right, Hill lands more kicks on Ansaroff before landing a few rights. Ansaroff cracks an incoming Hill with a counter right, Ansaroff starts crushing Hill with some leg kicks of her own. Hill grabs Ansaroff and she clocks her with a knee strike, Hill pops a kicking Ansaroff with a counter right. Ansaroff eats a right as she catches Hill with kicks to the midsection, Ansaroff comes forward to swing away at Hill. Ansaroff goes for a spinning heel kick to the head and Hill blocks it, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Ansaroff coming forward and swinging away at Hill, Ansaroff cracks Hill with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Hill pops a swinging Ansaroff with a  counter right hook, Hill follows that up by cracking Ansaroff with an uppercut. Ansaroff goes back to attacking Hill with some leg kicks, Ansaroff then nails a swinging Hill with a straight right. Hill starts catching Ansaroff with some leg kicks of her own again, Hill catches a ducking Ansaroff with a head kick. Ansaroff continues attacking Hill with a variety of kicks, Ansaroff briefly drops a kicking Hill with a side kick of her own. Hill nails a kicking Ansaroff with a counter right hook, Ansaroff briefly drops a kicking Hill again with a left. Ansaroff levels Hill with a head kick as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Nina Ansaroff def. Angela Hill by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Sage Northcutt vs. Michel Quinones

Round One: The round begins with Quinones attacking Northcutt with leg kicks, Northcutt nails a kicking Quinones with a counter right. Northcutt looks to attack Quinones with punching combinations, Northcutt nails a swinging with some counter rights. Northcutt goes for a roundhouse kick and Quinones gets out of the way, Northcutt charges forward to kick Quinones in the midsection. Northcutt follows that up by nailing Quinones with a side kick to the midsection, Northcutt charges at Quinones while throwing a striking combination. Northcutt scores a takedown on Quinones as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Northcutt

Round Two: The round begins with Quinones kicking Northcutt in the midsection, Northcutt charges forward and he swings away at Quinones. Northcutt also starts attacking Quinones with some oblique kicks, Northcutt also attempts a head kick against Quinones. Quinones goes back to attacking Northcutt with some leg kicks, Quinones catches a kicking Northcutt with a few counter rights. Quinones then pops a swinging Northcutt with a counter left hook, Northcutt cracks Quinones with a short right followed by a high kick attempt. Northcutt then cracks Quinones with a kick to the midsection, Quinones eats an uppercut after kicking Northcutt in the midsection. Northcutt scores a takedown on Quinones and he gets side control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Northcutt popping Quinones with a short right, Quinones starts attacks Northcutt with a variety of kicks. Northcutt backs up Quinones after landing a few lefts, Northcutt also attacks Quinones with a few side kicks. Northcutt attacks Quinones with some leg kicks followed by a right, Quinones then pops Northcutt with a straight right. Northcutt goes for a takedown and Quinones instantly separates from him, Northcutt comes forward and he kicks away at Quinones. Northcutt holds Quinones against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Sage Northcutt def. Michel Quinones by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Tatiana Suarez vs. Viviane Pereira

Round One: The round begins with Suarez attacking Pereira with some leg kicks, Pereira attacks a kicking Suarez with a punching combination. Pereira eats a kick and then she holds Suarez against the cage wall for a short time, Pereira attacks an incoming Suarez with a punching combination. Suarez scores a takedown on Pereira and she gets side control, Suarez lands a few strikes before gaining back control against Pereira. Pereira scrambles and Suarez gets north/south position, Suarez regains the back control position against Pereira. Suarez continues attacking Pereira with some ground and pound, Suarez transitions to side control on Pereira as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Suarez

Round Two: The round begins with Suarez nailing Pereira with some leg kicks, Suarez goes for a takedown and Pereira counters with a guillotine choke attempt. Suarez breaks free and she gets side control on Pereira, Suarez transitions to the half guard against Pereira. Suarez starts attacking Pereira with some ground and pound, Suarez gains the full mount against Pereira. Suarez attacks Pereira with a lot of ground and pound, Pereira scrambles at the right time and Suarez is in her half guard. Suarez postures up and she attacks Pereira with more strikes, Pereira wall walks to her feet and Suarez drags her back to the ground. Suarez nails Pereira with more strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Suarez attempting a head kick against Pereira, Pereira attacks Suarez with a punching combination. Suarez scores a takedown on Pereira and she gets side control, Suarez moves to the half guard of Pereira while landing some strikes. Suarez regains the side control position against Pereira while landing a few more strikes, Suarez gains the full mount against Pereira. Suarez starts attacking Pereira with ground and pound, Suarez returns to side control against a scrambling Pereira. Suarez attacks Pereira with some knee strikes to the midsection, Suarez advances to the back control position against Pereira. Suarez looks for an arm bar on Pereira as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Tatiana Suarez def. Viviane Pereira by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

#8 John Dodson vs. #9 Marlon Moraes

Round One: The round begins with Moraes attacking Dodson with some leg kicks, Moraes nails a swinging Dodson with a counter left hook. Dodson charges at Moraes while throwing some lefts, Dodson eats a leg kicks before nailing Moraes with a left to the midsection. Moraes barely catches Dodson with a spinning heel kick to the midsection, Dodson pops Dodson with a straight left. Dodson drops Moraes with the follow up left and Moraes gets back up, Moraes continues attacking Dodson with a plethora of kicks. Moraes accidentally kicks Dodson low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Moraes nailing an incoming Dodson with a right. Moraes follows that up by kicking Dodson in the midsection, Dodson pops a swinging Moraes with a counter left. Moraes accidentally pokes Dodson in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the fighters swinging at each other until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dodson

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters just swinging away at each other, Dodson catches Moraes with a kick to the midsection. Moraes clobbers a swinging Dodson with a counter right hook, Moraes goes back to kicking Dodson in the midsection. Dodson scores a takedown and he nails Moraes with strikes as he gets back up, Dodson scores a takedown on Moraes and Moraes gets up after a heel hook attempt. Moraes comes forward and he attacks Dodson with a variety of kicks, Moraes scores a takedown on Dodson as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Dodson quickly attacking Moraes with a left, Moraes starts attacking Dodson with some leg kicks. Moraes nails a swinging Dodson with a counter straight right, Dodson steps forward to crack Moraes with a short left. Dodson swings wildly against a slipping Moraes, the fighters continue to just come forward and swing away at each other. Moraes connects with a kick to the midsection of Dodson, Dodson stuns a swinging Moraes with a counter left. Dodson backs up Moraes after catching him with a pair of lefts, Moraes holds Dodson against the cage wall until the referee separates them. Dodson goes for a takedown and Moraes catches him in a guillotine choke as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #9 Marlon Moraes def. #8 John Dodson by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)

Joe Lauzon vs. Clay Guida

Round One: The round begins with Guida attacking Lauzon with some leg kicks, Guida drops Lauzon with a multiple punch combination. Guida pounces on Lauzon with a plethora of strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Clay Guida def. Joe Lauzon by TKO via strikes (1:07, R1)

#4 Raphael Assuncao vs. #13 Matthew Lopez

Round One: The round begins with Assuncao taking some power swings against Lopez, Lopez nails Assuncao with a kick to the midsection. Lopez starts cracking Assuncao with a few lefts, Assuncao charges at Lopez while throwing a punching combination. The fighters just start to take some wild swings at each other, Lopez starts attacking Assuncao with some leg kicks. Lopez looks for the takedown and Assuncao cracks him with a left, Lopez catches a swinging Assuncao with a counter strike combination. Assuncao attempts a high kick and Lopez blocks it, Lopez scores a takedown on Assuncao and he gets the open guard. Assuncao scrambles to his feet and he nails Lopez with a straight right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lopez

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Assuncao starts attacking Lopez with leg kicks. Assuncao goes for a head kick and Lopez blocks it, Assuncao nails Lopez with a left hook and Lopez is stunned. Assuncao holds Lopez against the cage wall for a short time, Assuncao cracks an incoming Lopez with a short left hook. Assuncao then cracks a kicking Lopez with a counter right, Lopez starts hunting for the takedown against Assuncao. Assuncao and Lopez both rock each other with simultaneous rights, Lopez catches Assuncao with a kick to the midsection. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Assuncao instantly attacking Lopez with some leg kicks, Lopez and Assuncao just swing away against each other. Assuncao charges forward and he cracks Lopez with a right, Lopez starts hunting for the takedown against Assuncao. Assuncao destroys Lopez with a right and Lopez is out cold.

Official Result: #4 Raphael Assuncao def. #13 Matthew Lopez by KO via punch (1:50, R3)

Nate Marquardt vs. Cezar Ferreira

Round One: The round begins with Ferreira attacking Marquardt with some leg kicks, Marquardt charges forward and he swings away at Ferreira. Ferreira comes forward and he catches Marquardt with a left, Ferreira attacks Marquardt with a high kick and it gets blocked. Ferreira stuns a swinging Marquardt with a counter left, Marquardt responds by nailing a kicking Ferreira with a counter right. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Marquardt

Round Two: The round begins with Marquardt attacking Ferreira with some leg kicks, Ferreira starts attacking Marquardt with a variety of kicks. Marquardt grabs Ferreira and he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Ferreira gets Marquardt against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Ferreira hits Marquardt with a side kick to the midsection, Ferreira nails Marquardt with a straight left followed by a left hook. The fighters just swing like crazy at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Ferreira scoring a takedown on Marquardt and he gets the full guard, Ferreira attacks Marquardt with some ground and pound. Marquardt wall walks to his feet and Ferreira holds onto him, Ferreira scores another takedown on Marquardt and he gets side control. Ferreira moves to the north/south position while landing strikes on Marquardt, Ferreira goes for a guillotine choke and Marquardt escapes to get top position as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Cezar Ferreira def. Nate Marquardt by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#12 Junior Albini vs. #13 Andrei Arlovski

Round One: The round begins with Arlovski peppering Albini with some jabs, Albini charges forward and he swings away at Arlovski. Arlovski stuns a swinging Albini with a counter right hook, Arlovski comes forward and he takes some swings at Albini. Albini grabs Arlovski and he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Arlovski attacks Albini with leg kicks. Albini comes forward to crush Arlovski with a knee strike to the midsection, Arlovski attacks Albini with a spinning back fist. The fighters swing wildly at each other after a brief clinch, Arlovski then attacks Albini with a few rights as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Arlovski

Round Two: The round begins with Arlovski attacking Albini with punching combinations, Albini grabs Arlovski and he holds him against the cage wall. The referee eventually separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Albini getting Arlovski against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Arlovski pops Albini with a multiple punch combination, Arlovski catches Albini with a spinning heel kick to the midsection. Arlovski swings away at Albini as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Arlovski attacking Albini with some leg kicks, Arlovski and Albini start swinging away at each other. Arlovski eats a leg kicks before attacking Albini with a high kick, Arlovski barely misses a switch kick against a swinging Albini. Albini accidentally pokes Arlovski in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Arlovski attacking Albini with punching combinations. Arlovski nails Albini with a pair of uppercuts before eating a left, Arlovski nails Albini with an accidental groin strike and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Albini holding Arlovski against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #13 Andrei Arlovski def. #12 Junior Albini by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez

Round One: The round begins with Sanchez nailing Brown with a right before holding him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Brown jabs away at Sanchez. Sanchez gets Brown against the cage wall again, the fighters separate and Brown attacks Sanchez with leg kicks. Sanchez briefly rocks Brown with a kick to the midsection, Brown recovers to nail Sanchez with a knee strike. Brown crushes Sanchez with a standing elbow strike and Sanchez goes out cold.

Official Result: Matt Brown def. Diego Sanchez by KO via elbow strike (3:44, R1)

#8 Dustin Poirier vs. #13 Anthony Pettis

Round One: The round begins with Pettis attacking Poirier with some leg kicks, Pettis attempts a flying knee strike against Poirier. Poirier scores a takedown on Pettis and he gets him in the seated position, Pettis rolls for a kimura and Poirier escapes to keep top position. Poirier starts attacking Pettis with some ground and pound, Pettis sweeps Poirier and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Pettis catches a swinging Poirier with a counter right, Poirier comes forward to nail Pettis with a left. Pettis grabs Poirier and he holds him against the cage wall for a short time, Poirier nails Pettis with a kick to the midsection. Poirier rocks Pettis with a multiple punch combination, the fighters get into a wild striking exchange as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Poirier

Round Two: The round begins with Pettis swinging away at Poirier, Poirier grabs Pettis and he holds him against the cage wall before scoring a takedown. Poirier attacks Pettis with a plethora of strikes while Pettis looks for the submission, Poirier transitions to back control on Pettis. Pettis spins at the ring time to get top position on Poirier, Pettis attacks Poirier with some ground and pound. Pettis transitions to back control and Poirier spins at the right time to regain top position, both fighters get back to their feet after a wild scramble. Pettis gets the fight back to the ground and Poirier gets top position, the referee halts the fight due to cuts above the eyes of Pettis. The fight resumes with Poirier on top of a downed Pettis, Pettis rolls for a triangle choke and Poirier scrambles to escape. Poirier attacks Pettis with a bunch of strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Pettis attempting a high kick against Poirier, Poirier scores a takedown on Pettis and he gets him in the seated position. Pettis scrambles to his feet with Poirier holding onto him, Poirier drags Pettis back to the ground and he gets back control. Poirier transitions to the full mount against Pettis and Pettis taps due to injury.

Official Result: #8 Dustin Poirier def. #13 Anthony Pettis by TKO via injury (2:08, R3)

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