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UFC 273 QUICK RESULTS:
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Chan Sung Jung — Volkanovski def. Jung by TKO (punches) at 0:45 of Round Four
Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan — Sterling def. Yan by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev — Chimaev def. Burns by unanimous decision (29-28 x3) — HIGHLIGHTS!
Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres — Dern def. Torres by split decision (28-29 29-28 x2)
Mark Madsen vs. Vinc Pichel — Madsen def. Pichel by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks — Garry def. Weeks by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Anthony Hernandez vs. Josh Fremd — Hernandez def. Fremd by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Raquel Pennington vs. Aspen Ladd — Pennington def. Ladd by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott — Malott def. Gall by TKO (punches) at 3:41 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Aleksei Oleinik vs. Jared Vanderaa — Oleinik def. Vanderaa by submission (scarf hold neck crank) at 3:39 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Kay Hansen vs. Piera Rodriguez — Rodriguez def. Hansen by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos — Arce def. Santos by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
UFC 273 LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY:
145 lbs.: UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski vs. “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung
Round 1: Low kick from Volkanovski, then a left hook that rattles Jung. One minute in. Low kick exchange. Counter left over a Jung jab. Two minutes in. Quick exchange in the center, sharp lefts from Volkanovski. More jabs, then another high-speed trade. Clean left hook stings Jung again. Two minutes to go.
Low kick from Volkanovski, then a heavy 1-2. That jab’s razor-sharp tonight. clean low kick and they tie up. Takedown for Volkanovski. Jung stands with a minute to go, getting pressed against the fence. Left hook by Volkanovski on the exit. Left hook lands for Jung, who eats a teep in return and gets dropped by a 2-3. Heavy low kick buckles him again and they slug it out for a bit. Clean jabs by Volkanovski. 10-9 Volkanovski.
Round 2: Low kick from Jung. Heavier ones from Volkanovski. Long jab lands for Jong. Volkanovski with an overhand after an awkward trade. One minute in. Check hook wobbles Jung again. He comes back with a leg kick. Front kick to straight left from Jung, overhand right comes back at him. Two minutes in. 1-2 and body kicks by Volkanovski, then a vicious right that takes Jung’s legs out. Jung swinging back, cracks him with a good left hook that prompts him to shoot. Volkanovski drags him down into half guard. Two minutes to go.
Heavy ground-and-pound by Volkanovski. Jung working to stand, does so, avoids an elbow on the break. Another deep shot by Volkanovski. Short punches before they separate. Two more hard rights from Volkanovski with a minute to go, then another takedown. Hard right hands on the way up. Jung still stalking after him. 10-9 Volkanovski, borderline 10-8.
Round 3: Jung’s still going for it. There’s a good right hand from him. Hard low kick from Volkanovski. Long jab comes back at him. One minute in. Big exchange. Jung putting together some heavy punches. Jabs by Volkanovski. Knee on the break, low kick. They trade in the center. Jabs from Volkanovski, low kick, right hand. Two minutes in. That jab is money. Sharp right cross, then a well-timed double-leg. Jung quickly makes it to his feet and they separate. Two minutes to go.
2-1 by Volkanovski. Jung looks for combos, fights off a takedown, eats a knee and low kick. Tight right cross by Volkanovski met by a decent sequence of punches. Jung low kicks, Volkanovski counter right. One minute to go. Jung goes low-high. Trading lefts. Volkanovski leg kick. Hard left hook and he floors Jung with a right hand in the ensuing combo. Pounding away from the top. Jung survives. 10-9 Volkanovski.
Round 4: They need to stop this. More combination work from VOlkanovski. Hard low kick. A monstrous overhand right hurts Jung and another one sends the ref into action.
Final result: Volkanovski def. Jung by TKO (punches)
135 lbs.: UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling vs. Interim Bantamweight Titleholder Petr Yan
Round 1: Yan on the advance. Low kick from Sterling. He shoots, denied, avoids a left hook on the break. One minute in. Sterling sending out more kicks. Solid right cross. Body kick. Two minutes in. Sterling staying on his bike. Body kick from Yan. Sterling teep. He tries to change levels, no dice. Two minutes to go.
Low kick from Yan. 1-2 falls short. Sterling tries a body kick that’s checked, avoids a series of heavy punches. Overhand left by Yan. One minute to go. Double left just misses. Sterling tries a snap kick downstairs, then a sneaky elbow. Yan continuing to stalk, eats a right hook and stuffs a takedown before coming back with a left. 10-9 Sterling.
Round 2: Sterling looking to land kicks and potshot. Body kick from Yan. Oblique kick. Sterling shoots, denied, eats a left on the break a minute in. Another shot from Sterling and he manages to land in mount, then take the back. Full body triangle. Yan fighting the hands. Two minutes to go.
Little body shot from Sterling. Heavier punches, then a near-miss on the RNC. He postures up and starts pounding. One minute to go. Back to chasing the RNC. More punches from Sterling. 10-8 Sterling.
Round 3: Yan on the attack to start. Heavy low kicks. Body kick lands clean. More kicks. Sterling shoots, denied. Again. Head pressure from Yan against the fence. Separation a minute in. Solid combo from Sterling. He ducks a left hand for a takedown, then retakes Yan’s back. Full body triangle. Two minutes in. Yan trying to turn into top position, can’t do so. Two minutes to go.
Mostly about the hand fighting right now. One minute to go. Yan still can’t turn into guard. 10-9 Sterling, not enough damage for another 10-8.
Round 4: Hard combo from Yan to start and he sprawls on a shot. Good punches in close. Heavy left uppercut rattles Sterling, who eats a low kick and shoots. Sprawled on. Yan trying to do damage as Sterling scoots away. Knees to the thigh a minute in. Brief takedown attempt from Yan. Body kick and jump knee connect. Counter left. Sterling tries a single-leg, lands a low blow that Yan shrugs off. Sterling times a low kick from Yan and jumps on his back, but Yan slips out the back door and avoids a triangle to set up in guard two minutes in. Sterling holding him close. Short shots from Yan. Two minutes to go.
Yan postures up and drops a heavy right hand. Knee to the body from behind. One minute to go. Sterling tries to roll, eats elbows. Yan back on top in half guard, doing damage. 10-9 Yan.
Round 5: Low kick from Yan knocks Sterling over. Continuing to be the aggressor. Sterling shoots, denied, gets back in on a double-leg against the fence. They separate. Three-piece from Yan, Sterling to the body. One minute in. He shoots, gets rebuffed, tries an elbow, then shoots again to hunt the back. Yan slips free and separates. More good takedown defense. Two minutes in. Straight right lands for him. Continuing to stalk. Both try takedowns at the same time. Counter knee catches Sterling ducking in. Another knee and he moves to top turtle with two minutes to go.
They separate. Right hand from Yan, who denies another takedown. Great chain wrestling from Sterling but Yan denies it and goes back to rear turtle. One minute to go. Solid right hand. Both hooks in for Yan in the final seconds. 10-9 Yan; comes down to who won the first and whether the second was a 10-8.
Final result: Sterling def. Yan by split decision
170 lbs.: Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev
Round 1: Chimaev fires front kicks, then shoots behind a right hand. Some knees stray low. He changes levels, drags Burns to a knee, then pulls him to his seat a minute in. Burns works his way up, tries to granby roll, ends up on his back. Chimaev stands over him and kicks at his legs until the ref lets him up. Hard low kick from Burns. Two minutes in. They trade on the fence. Burns digs a body shot after taking a low kick. Counter left. Chimaev tries a three-piece that’s blocked. Burns launching rights. Two minutes to go.
Left hook lands for Burns as Chimaev stalks forward. Quick exchange. Chimaev slips as they trade, comes back with a leg kick. Head kick attempt, then a lead right that crumples Burns. Chimaev follows into guard and tries to bomb away, avoiding an armbar before standing over him. Ref lets him up. Both hurl heavy rights. Chimaev leg kick. 10-9 Chimaev.
Round 2: One of the ground-and-pound elbows opened up Burns’ forehead, but the cutman appears to have dealt with it well.
Burns aggressive to start, shoots, denied. They trade right hands. Chimaev switching stance well. Stiff double jab, but Burns comes back with a good right hand. Body kick and right cross a minute in. Low kick from Chimaev. Chimaev cross counter. Burns low kicks and right hand. Chimaev forces him back with punches. Solid jab and he denies a single-leg. Two minutes in and Chimaev walks into a left hook that hurts him. They’re trading bombs. Huge shots from Burns. Chimaev still pressing forward. Solid low kick and counter jab. 1-2 from Burns. Two minutes to go.
Looping right appears to land for Chimaev and they trade in center cage. Burns shoots, pulls guard when it’s not there, then kicks Chimaev off. Burns smiling now. Counter right by Chimaev. One minute to go. Some more heavy exchanges, big overhand from Chimaev. Burns to the body, eats a cross. Chimaev more aggressive to end the round, tanks a huge overhand right and gets dropped by the one behind it. Burns fires a soccer kick and Chimaev takes him down before the bell. 10-9 Burns.
Round 3: Left hand and low kick from Burns. Trading jabs. Short uppercut from Chimaev, eats a left hand in return. Solid right hands on the fence. Burns ducks one and shoots. Great balance by Chimaev, who separates. 1-1-2, short uppercut. He’s landing against the fence and Burns looks like he’s wilting. Chimaev ties up. Two minutes in. Trading right hands after separating. Left hooks from Burns. Chimaev backs him to the fence, lands a stiff jab. Good exchanges. Two minutes to go.
Chimaev continuing to march forward and open up on the fence. Burns knocks him back with a straight right. 3-2 lands clean. Big 1-2 from Chimaev, overhand right comes back at him. Stiff Burns jab. Brief clinch, separation with a minute to go. Jab lands for Burns. Clean overhand right, then another and another as Chimaev waves him on. Counter right by Chimaev. Good short uppercut. Chimaev trying to force him back with combinations. Flying knee attempt, body shot, late takedown attempt. What a fight. 10-9 Chimaev.
Final result: Chimaev def. Burns by unanimous decision
115 lbs.: Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres
Round 1: Dern swinging hard early, running into overhand rights. Trying hard to tie up, Torres rebuffing her so far. One minute in. Torres moving well, bullfighting Dern. Lead right upstairs. Quick exchange and Dern puts her on the fence. Torres grabs underhooks and reverses. Solid head pressure. Two minutes in. Left hand on the break. Right hands to the body, then up top. Low kicks. She’s circling off whenever Dern tries to tie up. Two minutes to go.
They trade right hands inside. Left from Dern. Counter 2-1 by Torres, body shot soon after. More body work. Dern low kick and counter left. Decent rush with a minute to go. Torres comes back with a quick right. Both fire right hands. Body kick from Dern, then a right hand that wobbles Torres. Torres comes back with her own body kicks. They trade to end the round. 10-9 Torres.
Round 2: Dern again runs into a counter right. She ties up on the fence, then pulls guard. Torres carrying her as Dern attacks a kimura. One minute in. Torres using the fence to keep Dern from really cranking on it. Dern gets her leg over Torres’ head and cranks for her life. Two minutes in. Torres manages to get her arm free, but Dern goes back on the attack from her back. Stalemate as Torres stacks her. Two minutes to go.
Dern has a leg underhooked. She tries to turn for a leglock. There the kneebar attempt, then a toe hold. One minute to go. Torres continuing to defend well. She survives to the bell. 10-9 Dern.
Round 3: Dern back to pushing forward. Torres tries a spinning back kick. One minute in. Side kick from Torres. Counter right by Dern, side kick from Torres in return. Dern left hook. Low kicks from Torres. Two minutes in. Hook kick lands for Torres but Dern catches the leg. Torres kicks her off after getting taken down and cracks her with a right hand, then a spinning back kick. Right hand again, front kick. Two minutes to go.
More low kicks from Torres. Dern doubles up the right hand, eats one in return, lands one on the counter and slips. One minute to go. Low kick and jab by Torres. Good front kick and lead right. Moving very well this round, outlanding Dern. Another spinning back kick, then a late takedown that Dern reverses. 10-9 Torres.
Final result: Dern def. Torres by split decision
155 lbs.: Mark Madsen vs. Vinc Pichel
Round 1: They trade leg kicks to start. Madsen’s landing some solid ones. More calf kicks a minute in. Pichel falling short with punches thus far. Two minutes in. Both land calf kicks. Nobody committing to anything major. Two minutes to go.
Pichel lands a knee downstairs, eats a flurry from Madsen and comes back with a body kick. Counter right once again from Pichel. Back to chopping at each other’s legs. Madsen muscles him down into side control. Pichel turns to his knees, slips free with a minute to go. Knee on the break. Quick punching exchange. Both fire leg kicks. Big overhand right by Madsen that Pichel literally shrugs off. Counter right lands for Pichel. Jab exchange. 10-9 Madsen.
Round 2: Madsen throws some lead rights, acts as though he got poked in teh eye. Pichel low kick, Madsen lead rights. Pichel body kick a minute in. Low kick connects. Solid combination inside. Good low kick and he avoids a right hand. Two minutes in. Madsen tries the lead right, can’t land clean. Madsen ducks a right hand and drags him down with a rear waist lock. Two minutes to go.
Pichel slips out, granby rolls, tries to grab a calf slicer. Madsen gets his leg free and sprawls on a shot. Back to the feet with a minute to go. Pichel stalking, sending out punches. Good combinations. He shoots, gets Madsen to a knee against the fence. Now to his seat. 10-9 Pichel.
Round 3: Pichel very aggressive early, fires a flying knee. Body kick, low kick. He shoots, can’t get the single-leg. They trade on the break and Madsen grabs a rear waist lock. Separation. Body kick from Pichel a minute in. Well-timed double-leg puts Madsen on top in half guard. Pichel regains guard and tosses up a triangle. No luck, flat on his back two minutes in. Half guard now for Madsen. Two minutes to go.
Pichel trying to get to his side, just can’t dislodge Madsen. One minute to go. Madsen looks for the back. He ends the fight dropping punches, then sprawls on a shot from Pichel, who lands one final knee. 10-9 Madsen.
Final result: Madsen def. Pichel by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks
Round 1: Garry circling, tossing out kicks. Weeks patiently advancing. One minute in. Hard low kick by Garry trips Weeks up. Garry tries a combination. Right cross from Weeks. Garry pops a jab and lands a knee as Weeks ties up. Two minutes in. Weeks moves to a rear waist lock. Short punches. Garry turns to face him, gets over-unders. He separates with two minutes to go.
Garry sends out some more kicks. Knee stomp from Weeks. Garry tries a combination, nearly lands a head kick. Teep catches Garry jumping. He comes back with a jab. One minute to go. Weeks flurries and ties up. Garry tries to reverse, can’t do so. Knee from Garry on the exit. firing front kicks. 10-9 Garry.
Round 2: Stiff jab from Garry after eating a low kick. Continuing to circle, lands a counter right. Low kick, feinted knee. One minute in. Combinations from Garry. Weeks wades into the clinch. Two minutes in. Weeks keeping him against the fence. Decent elbow on the break. Garry looks for jabs and kicks. Two minutes to go.
1-2 from Garry. Head kick attempt, 1-1-2. Weeks with a left hook as Garry tries to lean away. Garry tries 1-2s. Body kick, 1-2. One minute to go. Quick exchange on the fence. Weeks puts him on the fence again. Rear waist lock, gets Garry to a knee. Left hook on the break. Knee stomp, low kick from Garry in return. Flying knee attempt. 10-9 Garry.
Round 3: Garry still circling, looking to potshot. Front kick, 1-2, low kick, jab. One minute in. Weeks shoots off a Garry front kick, can’t complete it. Body shot and 1-2 from Garry. Weeks lands a jab, eats one in return. Garry 1-2 and head kick connect. Clean jab two minutes in. Jab, counter hook, head kick attempt, leg kick. Massively outworking Weeks this round. Weeks tries an uppercut inside. Two minutes to go.
1-1-2 buckles Weeks and Garry follows with a leg kick. Clean jab. Lead left hook. Weeks puts him on the fence. Garry reverses, tries a trip. One minute to go. Looking to work from the rear waist lock. They separate. Short right by Weeks. Teep downstairs. He advances, ducks a right hand to tie up. 10-9 Garry.
Final result: Garry def. Weeks by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Anthony Hernandez vs. Josh Fremd
Round 1: Both men sending out early punches. Fremd lands a low kick, denies a takedown, eats an elbow. Left hook and low kick from Fremd in return. Hernandez puts him on the fence and changes levels. No dice, knees from Fremd a minute in. Hernandez tries a front headlock, then changes levels again. High crotch puts him on top and he tries to lock up a guillotine. Wrist control by Fremd to deny the first attempt. Hernandez gets closer on the second one, then drags him to the ground again. One hook in two minutes in. Another guillotine transition, then an anaconda. Fremd gets to his knees, tries to scramble up. Two minutes to go.
Fremd gets to his feet, lands a knee, can’t separate. Brutal elbow by Hernandez, who flurries before shooting back in. Clubbing right lands for him, Fremd lands one in return with a minute to go. Hernandez refusing to give him breathing room and takes him down again. One hook in. He considers a guillotine, lands knees to the body, then takes him down again. 10-9 Hernandez.
Round 2: Early wheel kick from Hernandez. Fremd tries a whizzer kick, denies the next takedown, but not the one after. One hook in for Hernandez. Fremd slips out, gets taken down again. Trying to shoot in himself as Hernandez threatens his neck. Elbows from Hernandez. Fremd manages to roll into top side control two minutes in. Now he goes for a guillotine as Hernandez tries to scramble free. No dice, but he does get half guard. Arm triangle attempt. Deep half guard for Hernandez. Two minutes to go.
Fremd goes north-south, then grabs a body lock as Hernandez stands. Hernandez considers a kimura, gets taken back down. Back up with a minute to go. Fremd remains attached. Solid knees on the break. Long combination lands well and now he’s on the attack. He shoots in and Hernandez locks up a guillotine, then knees the body. Fremd manages to convert it into a takedown. Damn, great round. 10-9 Fremd.
Round 3: Fremd denies the first shot, can’t stop the second. Working his way up from his knees. Hernandez shoots again and takes him down. Same guillotine to anaconda transition, then a d’arce. No dice, looks for the back a minute in. Fremd drives in, forced back down with the guillotine. Elbows from Hernandez. Hard knee to the body. Again, both hooks in two minutes in. Fremd peels off a hook, but can’t spin free. Hernandez gets it back in. Fremd sweeps him, again gets forced back down. Elbows from Hernandez. Two minutes to go.
Hernandez alternating between the back and mount, dropping shots. Fremd fires a reverse elbow. One minute to go. More riding by Hernandez. Dropping punches from turtle. Knee to the body, elbow upstairs. Fremd tries to shoot and Hernandez tries an inverted triangle. Fremd rides it out until the bell. 10-9 Hernandez.
Final result: Hernandez def. Fremd by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Raquel Pennington vs. Aspen Ladd
Round 1: Both women standing just out of range. Pennington jabs the body. Sharp right cross. Ladd tries a head kick. Another 1-2 from Pennington a minute in. Body kick. She punches her way in, eating a left hand as she ties up. Knee to the body, punches from Ladd in return. They separate. Exchange in center cage two minutes in. Nice left hook and body kicks from Pennington. Pennington lands a combination, absorbing a left hand in the process. 1-2 with two minutes to go.
Lead left hook and body kick by Pennington. Ladd tosses out some kicks, eats low kicks. One minute to go. Big left hook by Pennington, then they trade heavy lefts. Ladd low kick. Nice exchanges. heavy right from Pennington. She stuffs a takedown, lands knees, and trades punches.
Round 2: Trading kicks to start. Pennington to the body. Quick cross up top a minute in. Big exchange and Pennington puts her on the fence. Short elbow connects, knees to the body. They separate. Ladd advancing, walks into a right hand, tries head kicks. Pennington takes a finger in the eye. Two minutes in. Counter hook lands for Ladd after eating a front kick downstairs. Heavy right by Pennington. Two minutes to go.
Pennington to the body, Ladd answers in kind but gets cracked by a right hand. Trading near the fence. Pennington punches into the clinch. More exchanges, solid kicks from Ladd. One minute to go. Pennington with some dirty boxing. Long right hand. Counter right to answer a leg kick. Clean combination. Ladd comes back with a body kick. Big blitz from Pennington. 10-9 Pennington.
Round 3: Trading kicks in the center. Ladd body kick. Low kicks landing for Pennington. Superman punch a minute in. She punches her way into the clinch. Knees to the body from Ladd. Pennington throwing her own. Ladd times one for a takedown into guard two minutes in. Pennington grabs a whizzer and stands, but Ladd stays attached and looks for the back. Pennington turns to face her. Two minutes to go.
Ladd pressing her against the fence. Pennington digs some knees to the body and denies a level change. Ladd with her own knees. She gets Pennington to a knee with a minute to go. Back up. Ladd continuing to grind against the fence. They separate and exchange before the bell. 10-9 Ladd.
Final result: Pennington def. Ladd by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott
Round 1: Malott tries a low kick, then a head kick. Solid right cross from Gall. Hard exchange in center cage. One minute in. Counter 2-3 buzzes Gall. Malott tries to follow with an overhand right. Double jab. Hard flurry from Gall in return and they trade at close range. Low kick by Malott, who blasts Gall with a right hand two minutes in. Gall still marching forward, eats a jab. Clean left hook by Malott, then to the body. Gall responds with a takedown, can’t hold him down. Two minutes to go.
They separate. Gall tries to flurry, but a monster left hook sends him face-first to the canvas. Though he somehow manages to wake up, Malott swarms him until the ref intervenes.
Final result: Malott def. Gall by TKO (punches)
265 lbs.: Aleksei Oleinik vs. Jared Vanderaa
Round 1: Oleinik tries to wing some overhand rights. Some awkward jabs, then clean connections with the overhand. He shoots, denied a minute in. Good counter right by Vanderaa. Oleinik ties up and pulls half guard. Slick sweep attempts but Vanderaa’s balance is strong. He ends up taking Oleinik’s back. Heavy punches. Oleinik manages to sweep and avoid a triangle. Two minutes to go.
Vanderaa tries to scramble up but Oleinik latches onto his bac. Tries to transition to the arm triangle, switches to kesa gatame. Big squeeze and there’s the tap.
Final result: Oleinik def. Vanderaa by submission (scarf hold neck crank)
115 lbs.: Kay Hansen vs. Piera Rodriguez
Round 1: Early exchange in center cage. Brief clinch, knee from Hansen. Low kick from Rodriguez. One minute in. They trade again, favoring Hansen. Counter hook by Rodriguez, her best shot so far. Hansen fires a double-leg and hauls her to the fence. Working hard from the body lock, first attempt denied. Two minutes in. The second one does the trick and she lands on top. Rodriguez scoots to the fence and stands. Hansen bullies her down again but Rodriguez kicks her off and stands before landing a jab. Two minutes to go.
Teep by Hansen. They trade inside. Hansen with a right cross and a clean double-leg into guard. One minute to go. Hansen postures up, lands some shots, then passes to side control. Trying to lock up an arm triangle after getting caught back in half guard. 10-9 Hansen.
Round 2: Another rapid exchange in the opening seconds. Rodriguez falls short with some shots. One minute in. Hansen catches a body kick and takes her to the fence. High crotch to double unders. Rodriguez lands a knee. She separates two minutes in. Jumping knee attempt. Nice shot from Hansen, strong hips from Rodriguez. Two minutes to go.
Rodriguez reverses and hits a single-leg. Hansen tries a kimura, gives up the back. One minute to go. Hansen fighting the hands, but unable to improve position. Now she goes for deep half and they trade leglocks. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Round 3: Rodriguez shoots early and takes Rodriguez down into guard. One minute in. Hansen trying to sweep. Rodriguez stands over and kicks at her legs. Hansen gets to her feet. Two minutes in. Rodriguez low kick. Good left by Rodriguez. Hansen tries to trip her down, gets pressed against the fence. Rodriguez knees the body. Two minutes to go.
Rodriguez holding her against the fence, landing short shots. She tries a single-leg, avoids a guillotine. Hansen completely unable to get off the fence. Knees from Rodriguez. One minute to go. Hansen defending takedowns but not getting anything done. Body kick on the break. Rodriguez takes her down in the last 10 seconds. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Final result: Rodriguez def. Hansen by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos
Round 1: Santos advancing, tries to flurry on the fence. Solid head kick attempt from Arce, who digs a long left downstairs. Santos continuing to pressure, falls short on a spinning back fist. One minute in. Santos lands a right to the body, eats jabs after whiffing a flurry. He unloads again and ties up. Two minutes in. Brutal elbow on the break that Arce absorbs. Lead up-elbow into the clinch, separation. Arce landing his jab but unable to keep Santos honest at the moment. Near-miss on the head kick. Right shovel hook by Santos with two minutes to go.
Arce dings him with a straight left, avoids a wheel kick, lands a 1-2 downstairs. More kicks off the back foot. Hard jab and cross. Santos 1-2, eats a 2-1 in return. One minute to go. Arce really starting to pick him off, escapes the clinch. Head kick appears to land and he follows with sharp combinations. He’s found his groove. 10-9 Arce.
Round 2: Santos pressuring hard, tries a flying knee and gets clinched. He reverses and separates. Arce ducks under a 1-2-2 and puts him on the fence a minute in. Knee on the break. Potshotting off the back foot. Santos tries a pair of spins. Arce 1-2. Two minutes in. They exchange body kicks and Arce follows with a low kick. Santos consistently falling short, walks into a jab. Big swings on the fence, no clean connections. Good exchanges now. Two minutes to go.
Gnarly body shots by Arce. Jabbing as he circles. Combination, head kick attempts. Santos flurries into the clinch. Separation with a minute to go. They exchange on the fence. 1-2 from Arce after avoiding a wheel kick. More sharpshooting. Body work landing. Santos low kick, flying switch kick falls well short. Arce plugs him with jabs and ducks a spinning back kick before denying a late takedown. 10-9 Arce.
Round 3: Santos tries another wheel kick. Flying front kick comes up short. Bit exchange on the fence. Arce continuing to pick him off. Santos to the body a minute in. Sharp jabs by Arce. Left hand downstairs. More spinning attempts by Santos. Two minutes in. Counters piling up for Arce. His movement and range management are really on point tonight. He lands a combination, avoids the return fire with two minutes to go.
Santos still marching forward, still going for flashy moves. Arce with another slick body shot. Santos just can’t walk him down. He shoots, denied. One minute to go. Santos misses a spinning back fist, lands a spinning back kick downstairs. Arce body shot. Santos tries a rolling thunder and eats punches for his trouble. Santos swinging wild but just can’t reach him. 10-9 Arce.
Final result: Arce def. Santos by unanimous decision
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