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)

#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)

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