UFC 216 Results: A UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Is Crowned & Does Demetrious Johnson Make UFC History?

Welcome to Fightful.com's live coverage & discussion for UFC 216. We'll be bringing you full, round by round coverage of every bout on the card. You can also send in your feedback on our Disqus boards below! 

Main Card (10pm EST., Pay-Per-View)

#2 Tony Ferguson def. #7 Kevin Lee by submission via triangle choke (4:02, R3) to win the UFC Interim Lightweight Title

Demetrious Johnson def. #3 Ray Borg by submission via arm bar (3:15, R5) to retain the UFC Flyweight Title

#2 Fabricio Werdum def. Walt Harris by submission via arm bar (1:05, R1)

#12 Beneil Dariush fights #14 Evan Dunham to a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)

Mara Romero Borella def. Kalindra Faria by submission via rear naked choke (2:54, R1)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., FX)

Cody Stamann def. Tom Duquesnoy by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Bobby Green fought Lando Vannata to a split draw (29-27, 27-29, 28-28)

Poliana Botelho def. Pearl Gonzalez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Matt Schnell def. Marco Beltran by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

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

#11 John Moraga def. #15 Magomed Bibulatov by KO via strikes (1:38, R1)

Brad Tavares def. #13 Thales Leites by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)


Round By Round Recap

#13 Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares

Round One: The round begins with Leites attacking Tavares with some leg kicks, Tavares tries catching Leites with a few jabs. Tavares starts catching Leites with some leg kicks of his own, Leites catches a swinging Tavares with a counter right. The fighters start exchanging a plethora of kicks, Tavares stuns a clinching Leites with a counter left hook followed by a right. Leites grabs Tavares and he holds him up against the cage wall, Tavares attacks Leites with a few knee strikes. The referee decides the separate the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Tavares jabbing away at Leites. Leites again grabs Tavares and he puts him up against the cage wall, Tavares rocks Leites with a right followed by a flying knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tavares

Round Two: The round begins with Leites attacking Tavares with some leg kicks, Tavares catches a swinging Leites with a counter right. Tavares starts peppering Leites with a series of jabs, Tavares also cracks Leites with some leg kicks of his own. Tavares and Leites exchange a few kicks to the midsection, Leites scores a takedown and Tavares gets right back up. Leites grabs Tavares and he holds him against the cage wall, Tavares shoves Leites to the ground before separating from him. Leites catches a swinging Tavares with a counter left uppercut, Tavares catches a kicking Leites with a counter right. Leites responds by nailing Tavares with a left hook, Tavares jabs away at Leites as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters just swinging wildly at each other, Leites grabs Tavares and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Leites catches Tavares with a few rights, Leites charges forward and swings away at Tavares. Tavares starts jabbing away at Leites to keep him at a distance, Tavares starts wobbling Leites with more leg kicks. Tavares then cracks a swinging Leites with a counter right hook, Tavares follows that up with an overhand right on Leites. Tavares then drops Leites with a leg kick and he allows him to get up, Tavares again drops Leites with leg kicks and he allows him to get up again. Leites grabs Tavares and he holds him against the cage wall, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Tavares nailing a falling Leites with a right as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Brad Tavares def. #13 Thales Leites by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

#11 John Moraga vs. #15 Magomed Bibulatov

Round One: The round begins with Moraga attacking Bibulatov with some leg kicks, Bibulatov scores a takedown and Moraga gets right back up. Bibulatov comes forward and he cracks Moraga with a right, Bibulatov starts nailing Moraga with leg kicks of his own. Moraga rocks Bibulatov with an overhand right, Moraga then drops Bibulatov with a left hook and he pounces on him with a few strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #11 John Moraga def. #15 Magomed Bibulatov by KO via strikes (1:38, R1)

Matt Schnell vs. Marco Beltran

Round One: The round begins with Schnell attacking Beltran with some leg kicks, Schnell starts popping Beltran with striking combinations. Beltran then catches Schnell with a front kick to the face, Beltran catches a swinging Schnell with a counter left. Schnell nails a kicking Beltran with a two punch combination, Beltran lands another front kick before Schnell nails him with a multiple punch combination. Schnell follows that up by catching Beltran with a two punch combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Schnell

Round Two: The round begins with Beltran attempting a variety of kicks against Schnell, Beltran comes forward and he swings away at Schnell. Schnell backs up Beltran after attempting a straight right, Beltran starts cracking Schnell with some leg kicks. Schnell continues attacking a kicking Beltran with counter punches, Beltran attempts a flying knee strike against Schnell. Beltran catches Schnell with a kick to the midsection, Schnell continues attacking Beltran with punching combinations. Schnell backs up Beltran with a multiple punch combination as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Schnell nailing a kicking Beltran with a punching combination, Beltran goes back to attacking Schnell with leg kicks. Schnell briefly put Beltran against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Schnell accidentally kicks Beltran low and the fight was halted, the fight resumes with Beltran attempting a high kick against Schnell. Beltran catches Schnell with an overhand right before kicking away at him, Beltran then catches Schnell with a left hook. Schnell catches Beltran with a guillotine choke as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Matt Schnell def. Marco Beltran by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Around The Web