UFC 214 ‘Cormier vs. Jones 2’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

By Sherdog.com Staff Jul 29, 2017

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Joshua Burkman vs. Drew Dober

Round 1

Burkman misses with his opening front kick and gets a chop to the right leg in return from Dober, who fights from the center of the cage in the southpaw stance. Dober paws his way forward with a double jab and then stuffs a takedown as Burkman changes levels. The lightweights wind up in over-unders, clinching on the wall with Dober on the outside. They break with 3:30 on the clock; Burkman lands a kick to the body and Dober returns fire with another heavy low kick. Dober shoots in behind a jab now, lifts Burkman off the ground with a high double-leg but can't put him on the floor. Dober goes body-head with a combination and gets clipped with a right-handed counter from Burkman. Dober continues to pressure his opponent near the wall, backs him up with a head kick. Burkman whiffs on a kick of his own, gets backed up against the fence again, and this time Dober lays waste to the veteran with a single, hellacious left hand. Dober hits the ground stiff, and Dober smashes him with one hammerfist before referee Jason Herzog intervenes.

The Official Result

Drew Dober def. Joshua Burkman via KO (Punch) R1 3:04

Jarred Brooks vs. Eric Shelton

Round 1

Shelton catches an early leg kick from the incoming Brooks, who gets touched with a right hand and briefly tripped to the ground. Back up comes Brooks, bouncing actively around Shelton, now landing a few leg kicks. Shelton gets hold of another kick and knocks Brooks backward a few steps with a straight right. Brooks shoots a double at the wall and puts Shelton on his seat at the base of the fence. Shelton lands a few elbows, some short punches, while Brooks remains wrapped around his legs, trying to flatten out the Pete Spratt pupil. Shelton gets back on his feet midway through the round but remains pressed against the fence. Twenty seconds later, Brooks drags him back to the mat. Shelton gets to a knee, tries to stand and has to fight off a guillotine attempt. Brooks makes a few attempts at a guillotine or neck crank, can't get the angle but does manage to keep Shelton on the canvas. Brooks stands and goes back to the guillotine setup, putting Shelton on the defensive. Brooks rolls over to full mount with the headlock in the final 10 seconds, but Shelton is able to ride it out until the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Brooks
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Brooks
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Brooks

Round 2

Shelton takes the center of the cage as round two begins, using a jab-hook combo to keep Brooks on the outside. Brooks comes over the top with a right hand but is picked off by Shelton's straighter shot. Two minutes in, Brooks shoots from a mile out and gets sprawled on by Shelton, who continues to hold the center in a relatively slow second stanza. Shelton snaps off another hard right hand and gets out of the way of the return combo from "The Monkey God." Brooks goes body-head, finishing with an uppercut that momentarily wobbles his opponent. Shelton regains his footing and shoots for his first takedown, easily driving Brooks to the floor at the fence. Brooks throws up another guillotine which quickly turns into a headlock. Shelton flips over the top to escape, and the flyweights are back on their feet. Brooks lands a takedown inside the 10-second mark, but he can't keep Shelton on the ground.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Shelton
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Shelton
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Shelton

Round 3

Shelton returns to the middle of the cage, steps to the outside and pops Brooks with a short right hand; Brooks catches him on the counter with a left hook before circling away from the larger man. Ninety seconds in, Shelton decks Brooks with a right hand on the jaw, but Brooks is quickly back on his feet and circling again. Brooks is breathing heavily but otherwise looking no worse for wear after the flash knockdown; Shelton isn't exactly pressing the issue, as he keeps his distance while following Brooks around the perimeter. Shelton starts to sling the right hand a bit more inside the final 90 seconds. Both 125ers are still moving well in the last minute, though neither is doing much to engage with any sustained attacks. Brooks shoots in late, gets sprawled on and then catches a flying knee, driving Shelton to the ground just before time expires.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Shelton (29-28 Shelton)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Shelton (29-28 Shelton)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Shelton (29-28 Shelton)

The Official Result

Jarred Brooks def. Eric Shelton via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) R3 5:00

Aleksandra Albu vs. Kailin Curran

Round 1

Curran throws a body kick to open, but it's caught by Alba and used to run the Hawaiian against the fence. Albu releases and pops Curran with a few right hands, forcing Curran to shuffle away to her left. The strawweights clinch and Curran spins to the outside position, but Albu soon breaks loose. Albu tags Curran with another combination before pulling Curran into her guard near the center of the cage. Curran latches on to Curran's left leg and tries to straighten it out for a kneebar; Curran defends well and spins to take Albu's back. Albu twists over, scraping Curran off her back and leaving her in the Russian's open guard. Curran lands a few hard elbows from top position before Albu jumps back to her feet around the midway point of round one. Albu blocks a trip with a whizzer, trips Curran to the ground and stands over her to drop right hands. Curran springs back to her feet and presses forward on Albu, who's now sporting a cut on her nose. Albu's hands are dropping a bit, but she still has strength enough to take down Curran with a ferocious grunt. Curran eats a hard elbow to the face before powering her way out from the bottom by bench-pressing Albu out of top position. Albu hits the American with a clinch knee before they tangle on the fence for the final few seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Albu
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Albu
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Albu

Round 2

Albu stays on her back foot in the opening minute, backing out of range of a dozen long punches and kicks from Curran. The Russian presses forward with a straight right, a push kick to the body, but Curran fires a right hand in return. It's Albu starting to pick up the pace in the second minute, crowding Curran with strikes before using a head-and-arm throw to put her on the canvas again. Curran eats a few punches before threatening to throw up an armbar, which has Albu deciding to stand. The strawweights are only back up for a few seconds before Albu plants Curran back on the mat. Curran lands a blatantly illegal upkick with Albu kneeling in her guard; referee Herb Dean pauses the action, asks Albu if she's OK to continue, and the fight resumes without any point deduction. The 115ers come back to their feet, exchange short punches and elbows in the clinch and then separate, with Curran sucking in a deep breath as she backs away. Albu has a smile on her face as she punishes Curran's body with kicks and slams her with a right straight upstairs. Curran gets in a short right hook of her own as Albu steps inside for a brief clinch. Curran comes over the top with another right at the 10-second clapper, then finishes the round with an unsuccessful takedown try.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Albu
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Albu
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Albu

Round 3

Curran rushes Albu with heavy punches in the opening moments of the final round, and though she gets Albu staggering near the fence, the Hawaiian's assault soon dissipates. Albu resets and resumes her jabbing, now rocks Curran's head with a thumping one-two. Curran just eats it and continues to stand in front of Albu, who is all too happy to land the right hand a few more times. Curran clinches up and hits a trip, landing in side control near the center of the cage. Curran catches Albu leaning forward and grabs an arm-triangle setup, but it's countered by the Russian with a headlock. Curran releases her hold and postures up to drop a couple right hands as they enter the final 90 seconds. Albu tries to control the wrists of Curran from the bottom and instead eats several punches before she's able to clamber back to her feet. Albu clinches and trips Curran to the ground, with Curran trying to throw up a triangle as she hits her back. Curran kicks her opponent away, jumps up and finishes the fight with a trip that puts Albu back on the floor.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Curran (29-28 Albu)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Curran (29-28 Albu)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Curran (29-28 Albu)

The Official Result

Aleksandra Albu def. Kailin Curran via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Andre Fili vs. Calvin Kattar

Round 1

Fili comes forward with a heavy body kick and gets countered by Kattar with a clean overhand right. Kattar misses with some big, bombing punches but catches Fili with a nice leg kick when the Team Alpha Male fighter is switched to orthodox stance. Kattar comes over the top again with a big right hand; Fili reclaims the center of the cage and pops Kattar with a one-two of his own. Kattar eats it and answers with a jab, another hard right hand, takes a low kick from Fili in return. The featherweights continue to move in and out of range in the center of the cage, where again Kattar is able to touch Fili with a right hand up top. Kattar stuffs a shot from Fili but eats an uppercut from "Touchy" in the ensuing flurry. Kattar catches Fili slipping and scores a late takedown, then ends the round slamming Fili with several hard left hands to the face.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Kattar
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Kattar
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Kattar

Round 2

Fili presses out from the center of the cage, clashing punches with Kattar before getting through with a crisp body kick. Kattar throws a low kick, eats a right hand over the top and deflects a high kick from the southpaw. Kattar presses forward now, slipping a left from the Californian and then slugging Fili with a big right hand on the chin. Fili stands his ground and then comes off the cage, but he kicks his way forward and straight into another Kattar punch. Kattar is doing well with a leg kick-jab combo, and he continues to block Fili's repeated head kicks. Fili eats a jab, comes around Kattar's guard with a right hook as they enter the final minute of round two. Fili lands a counter uppercut in an exchange, but Kattar marches through it and puts the Team Alpha Male fighter in danger with some heavy punches in the closing 10 seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Kattar
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Kattar
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Kattar

Round 3

Kattar takes the center of the cage and holds it with his strong jab as Fili moves around the perimeter. Fili tries to step out to the middle and is soon forced back to the outside, where Kattar slugs him over the top with a left hand. Kattar follows with a leg kick, resets and lands another, then taps Fili's jaw with a corking right straight. Fili catches Kattar with an uppercut and follows up with a pair of right hooks which bounce off Kattar's high guard. Down to the final 70 seconds, Kattar continues to cut off Fili's angles on the outside. Fili gets backed up against the fence and eats a left hand or short elbow from Kattar, who picks the Californian's ankle and trips him to the mat. Fili gets back on his feet, looking for a late high kick, but again he's blocked by Kattar, who should be headed for a decision victory in his short-notice UFC debut.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Kattar (30-27 Kattar)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Kattar (30-27 Kattar)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Kattar (30-27 Kattar)

The Official Result

Calvin Kattar def. Andre Fili via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Renato 'Moicano' Carneiro vs. Brian Ortega

Round 1

Carneiro opens with a jab which immediately reddens the eye of Ortega, then follows with a low kick for the American's lead leg. Ortega strikes back with a solid right hook in the featherweights' next exchange, then forces "Moicano" backward with another big right hand. Carneiro works off his back foot, snapping off hard, straight jabs on the incoming "T-City." Two minutes in, Ortega catches the Brazilian with a finger in the right eye; Carneiro needs only a few seconds to recover from the foul. Carneiro has been landing at the better clip through the first half of round one, but it's Ortega who has drawn first blood, leaving Carneiro with a leaky nose. Carneiro catches a kick and shoves Ortega backward, then hits him with a heavy kick to the ribs. Carneiro circles away to his right, Ortega cuts off his angle, and Carneiro cracks him with another good right hand. Carneiro comes over the top with a slapping right, then catches Ortega coming forward with a jab. Ortega clips Carneiro with a jumping knee in the last 10 seconds, though it's too late for the American to capitalize.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Ortega
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Ortega
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Carneiro

Round 2

Carneiro flashes a right high kick that slaps Ortega across the face; "T-City" shakes his head to show that the strike was only a foot slap. It's still Ortega pressing outward from the center, and it's still Carneiro landing the cleaner strikes off his back foot. Carneiro complains of another eye poke after a close-quarters exchange; this time, referee Jason Herzog doesn't acknowledge the foul and tells Carneiro to fight on. Ortega keeps coming forward, trying to navigate the reach of the taller man and not finding much success, as "Moicano" fires off straight punches any time Ortega gets into range. Ortega gets Carneiro backpedaling with a big right hand, follows with some hard uppercuts to the body. Three or four more body shots land for Ortega, who slugs Carneiro with a right hook and the ducks under the Brazilian's counter. Carneiro hits a takedown with 10 seconds remaining and finishes the round in Ortega's guard.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Carneiro
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Carneiro
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Carneiro

Round 3

The 145ers start the final round with a firefight, slinging punches in the center of the cage, though it's the low kicks of Carneiro which seem to land the hardest. "Moicano" shrugs off a double-leg attempt from the American, then forces Ortega backward with a straight right hand. Ortega responds with more body shots, a straight right hand, then a nice double jab. Ortega's combinations are landing now, uppercuts and hooks which momentarily freeze the active Carneiro in his tracks. Three minutes left and finally Carneiro appears to be slowing down, leaving a more stationary target for Ortega's combos. Ortega continues to pressure, forcing Carneiro to latch on to a single-leg and try for a takedown. Ortega snatches the Brazilian's neck as they fall to the ground, adjusts the guillotine choke a moment later and forces a fast tap from "Moicano."

The Official Result

Brian Ortega def. Renato 'Moicano' Carneiro via Submission (Guillotine Choke) R3 2:59

Renan Barao vs. Aljamain Sterling

Round 1

Sterling goes upstairs with a left high kick, then goes to the lead leg of Barao, who answers with a slapping leg kick of his own. A few more Sterling kicks bounce off the forearms of Barao as the 140-pounders circle in the center of the cage. Sterling slips on a high kick and then grabs for a heel hook as Barao stands over him. Barao doesn't look to be in any trouble, his right leg fully extended as Sterling twists harmlessly on his ankle. Sterling releases the leg, triggering Barao to drive forward and pin the "Funkmaster" in guard. Barao advances to half guard on Sterling's left side, but Sterling quickly recovers full guard while threatening with a triangle setup. Sterling locks down both of Barao's arms to prevent striking; Barao pulls his left hand free and drops a few punches, then knees the New Yorker in the ribs as he passes to half again. Back to guard goes Sterling, now Barao posturing up with some left hands. Sterling throws up an armbar, can't get it; Barao stands up for a moment and then crashes back to the ground with a left hand for Sterling.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Barao
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Barao
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Barao

Round 2

Sterling gets twisted up while throwing a spinning elbow and takes a short right hook from Barao on the turn-around. Sterling throws a left high kick, then another moments later, and Barao perfectly times the second strike, chopping out Sterling's back leg and knocking him to the mat. Barao appears to catch a D'arce choke setup on his kneeling opponent, though he soon releases and allows Sterling to stand. Sterling rushes Barao against the fence, jumps on his back and rides the Brazilian to the ground. Sterling grabs for another leglock, this time a funky kneebar from the back, but Barao pulls the limb free. Sterling remains locked on Barao's back, now with a body triangle, as they hit the midway point of the round and the bout. Sterling postures up to throw punches from the back, and Barao begins to turtle up in a defensive shell. Just when it looks like Barao is fading, he explodes out of the bad position and drops to his back. Sterling unloads with a couple heavy elbows through Barao's guard, though he leaves his left arm dangling, allowing Barao to slow the attack by threatening with a triangle. Sterling scores with a few more elbows before the round ends, opening up a cut on Barao's face.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-8 Sterling
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-8 Sterling
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Sterling

Round 3

Sterling hurts Barao with a front kick to the face in the opening seconds of the final frame, but the "Funkmaster" doesn't rush to finish, instead picking at his injured opponent with jabs from range. Sterling hustles Barao against the fence and pins him there with an underhook, staying active with some stomps to the Brazilian's feet. Referee Herb Dean twice calls for action in the clinch before separating the fighters. Barao tries to get something going by loading up on a big right hand, but it doesn't come close to connecting. Sterling comes back for another clinch, and again the action stalls out on the fence. Barao is chasing Sterling, still slinging punches but not finding much success. The ex-champion shoots for a double-leg at the fence, but it's stuffed by Sterling. The BJJ black belt spins to take Sterling's back with 30 seconds left. Sterling gets taken down, then stands with Barao still on his back. Sterling dives face-first to the ground, driving Barao's head into the canvas just before time runs out.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Sterling (29-27 Sterling)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Sterling (29-27 Sterling)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Sterling (29-27 Sterling)

The Official Result

Aljamain Sterling def. Renan Barao via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-28) R3 5:00

Jason Knight vs. Ricardo Lamas

Round 1

Lamas shoots an early double-leg and lifts Knight into the air, then has to place him back down at the fence as Knight threatens to lock up a guillotine. Lamas completes the takedown and stands over Knight to avoid the longer man's shifty guard. Crashing back to the mat with a right hand, Lamas soon finds himself locked down in Knight's rubber guard. Lamas finally escapes and stands again midway through the round; Knight clips him with an upkick, but Lamas seems unfazed. Knight rolls for a heel hook or toe hold; it looks tight at first, but he loses the grip and Lamas is able to yank the leg free. Knight jumps to his feet and takes a bare right hook on the jaw, followed by a barrage of heavy punches from Lamas. Knight is barely standing, wobbling to the other side of the cage as referee Mike Beltran takes a close look. Lamas continues to pour on the punishment, still with 55 seconds left in the round. Knight looks to have recovered some, but he can barely lift his arms as he tries to clinch with "The Bully." Lamas shoves him to the ground, pins down Knight's legs and then unloads with one more tremendous right hand. Knight goes fetal and rolls onto his side, and referee Beltran steps in for the stoppage. Knight wakes up and begins protesting, but the stoppage was clearly justified, with Knight having absorbed a huge amount of damage over the previous minute.

The Official Result

Ricardo Lamas def. Jason Knight via TKO (Punches) R1 4:34

Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir

Round 1

The light heavyweights clinch in the first 30 seconds of the bout, with Manuwa pushing Oezdemir against the fence. Oezdemir begins working some short, hard punches on the inside, uppercuts and left hooks, and Manuwa is forced to back away. The backpedaling Brit takes another left hand on the nose and gets shoved to the ground, where Oezdemir pounds him unconscious and referee Jason Herzog leaps in for the stoppage.

The Official Result

Volkan Oezdemir def. Jimi Manuwa via KO (Punches) R1 0:42

Donald Cerrone vs. Robbie Lawler

Round 1

Lawler attacks Cerrone with clinch knees straight out of the gate, follows up with short punches and uppercuts as he holds "Cowboy" in the collar tie. Cerrone breaks away, looking slightly dazed and with a swollen eye, but Lawler comes straight back to clinch again. Cerrone exits the tie-up with a knee to the body this time, but the Jackson-Wink MMA product soon finds himself shoved against the wall by the former champion. Lawler lands another elbow in the clinch, now an uppercut before feeding a few knees up the center. Cerrone tries to change levels for a takedown; it's stuffed by Lawler and turned into another clinch on the fence. Lawler catches Cerrone changing levels again and gives him a knee to the face. Cerrone's next takedown attempt is successful, driving Lawler to the canvas near the center of the cage with two minutes on the clock. Lawler uses a half-butterfly guard as he looks to find space to escape. Cerrone stays heavy on top, peppering Lawler's body and head with short punches, now passing to side control. Cerrone advances to north-south position with 65 seconds remaining, but Lawler is able to scramble to his feet. Cerrone lands a clinch elbow, slaps Lawler's face with a right high kick.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Lawler
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Lawler
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Lawler

Round 2

Lawler takes the center of the cage as Cerrone moves counter-clockwise around the outside. "Cowboy" fires off a right high kick, blocked by Lawler, and now Cerrone steps out to meet the former champion in the center of the cage. Cerrone fakes a shot and then goes high again to slap Lawler's face with a kick. Lawler misses with a head kick and has to cover up as Cerrone advances with five or six quick punches. Lawler throws a slow punch, ducked under by Cerrone, who comes back up top and delivers a hard knee to Lawler's gut. Ninety seconds left in the middle frame, Cerrone presses out to the center again. Lawler blocks a head kick but the Combat Club representative's offense has dropped off significantly here in the latter half of the round. The welterweights exchange low kicks in the final 10 seconds, and Cerrone sticks a straight right hand on Lawler's chin.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Cerrone
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Cerrone
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Cerrone

Round 3

Cerrone absorbs an early high kick from Lawler, tries for a takedown and instead gets kneed in the body by the former champion. Lawler denies a few more clinch attempts from Lawler, then a high double-leg attempt which doesn't last long. Cerrone slugs Lawler with a short-range elbow and then backpedals away. Lawler stuffs another shot from Cerrone, who hits Lawler to the body as they disengage. Both welterweights land heavy punches in the pocket; Lawler continues to press forward with 90 seconds left, but his progress is slowed by a body kick-left straight combination from the "Cowboy." Cerrone bounces a knee off Lawler's forearms, dives on a takedown and is denied by Lawler once again. Cerrone complains of an eye poke after taking a right hand from Lawler late in the round, but referee John McCarthy tells the 170-pounders to fight on.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Lawler (29-28 Lawler)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Lawler (29-28 Lawler)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Lawler (29-28 Lawler)

The Official Result

Robbie Lawler def. Donald Cerrone via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

UFC Women's Featherweight Championship:
Tonya Evinger vs. Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino

Round 1

Mike Beltran is the referee for the first of tonight's three championship bouts, with judges Derek Cleary, Ron McCarthy and Brandon Saucedo scoring at cageside. Cyborg drops Evinger with the first left hand that touches her, but the heavy favorite allows Evinger back to her feet. Another pair of punches have Evinger turning her back at the fence, but now Cyborg moves in to clinch. Evinger pulls guard; Cyborg quickly stands up and wants Evinger to do the same. Evinger tries to tie up, eats more hooks from Cyborg, now a kick to the midsection as the Brazilian breaks away. Cyborg connects with a pair of hard kicks to Evinger's lead leg. Evinger clasps her hands on a double-leg attempt and jams Cyborg against the wall. Evinger completes the takedown with half the round remaining, but Cyborg is back on her feet within seconds. Evinger keeps her in the clinch, trips her back to the ground, but again Cyborg powers straight back to her feet. A knee to the body has Evinger turning around and walking away with two minutes on the clock. Cyborg gets poked in the left eye, and time is called by referee Beltran. Action resumes with 1:50 on the clock; Cyborg resumes the fight with an inside leg kick, fights off another Evinger clinch attempt. Cyborg rocks Evinger with a right hand over the top, sizes her up for a head kick and then a punch to the gut. Cyborg lands a few more low kicks before the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Justino
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Justino
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Justino

Round 2

Evinger gets backed against the fence with inside leg kicks from Cyborg, but the Invicta champion tries to work her way back to the center with jabs. Cyborg soon moves her back to the outside, pops her with a left hand and denies a clinch. Evinger connects with an awkward uppercut as she's leaning over, avoiding a clinch knee from the Brazilian. Back at the wall, Evinger gets twisted around and takes a left high kick from Cyborg, who follows with more low kicks. A cracking left hand counter snaps back Evinger's head as they enter the final two minutes of the round. Cyborg continues to rough up Evinger's left leg with chopping kicks, inside and out. A straight right hand gets Evinger backpedaling, though she's soon stepping back to the middle to meet Cyborg for more. Evinger closes out the round with a clinch, pressing Cyborg against the wall.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Justino
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Justino
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Justino

Round 3

Cyborg marches forward with more leg kicks, now a blasting straight right, followed in quick succession by a right high kick. Evinger comes away from the exchange looking dazed, and she drops to guard soon after. Cyborg stands over her, kicking at her legs, then backing up and asking referee Beltran to restart the fight on the feet. Cyborg misses with a Superman punch, keeps coming inside and smashes Evinger with four knees in the clinch. The third and fourth strikes do the heavy damage, sending Evinger to her knees at the foot of the fence, and prompting referee Beltran to halt the contest. Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino is the new UFC women's 145-pound champion.

The Official Result

Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino def. Tonya Evinger via TKO (Knees) R3 1:56

UFC Welterweight Championship:
Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia

Round 1

Herb Dean is the third man in the cage for this 170-pound title clash, with judges Sal D'Amato, Marcos Rosales and Wade Vierra scoring the bout. Maia takes the center of the cage and shoots low to the outside, jamming Woodley against the fence as the champion grabs the BJJ black belt in a headlock. Woodley denies the takedown and strolls away from the clash, then snuffs out a subsequent Maia double. Maia comes back for a third try, this time tangling Woodley's leg, but again the Brazilian is shut down. Maia latches onto a single-leg this time; Woodley defends with the help of a fence grab and is reprimanded by referee Dean. Maia shoots again, running into a left hand from Woodley this time; Woodley limp-legs away from the shot, dragging Maia, who clings to the champion's ankle as he escapes. Back up comes Maia, now halfway through the round, and the 170-pounders spend the better part of a minute circling one another. Woodley steps out to the center, where Maia attempts the takedown yet again. This one is easily stuffed by "T-Wood," and the fighters get back to circling.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Woodley
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Woodley
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Woodley

Round 2

Maia steps forward on Woodley and walks into a heavy left hand, knocking the Brazilian to the deck near the center of the cage. Woodley wants the challenger back on his feet, and now it's Woodley pressing the action, following the bloodied Maia around the edge of the cage. A jab-straight right forces Maia backward. Woodley lands a leg kick and then stuffs yet another takedown try, Maia's 10th failed shot in just over seven minutes. Maia trudges forward again and puts a left cross on Woodley's face, though the champion seems unfazed. Woodley isn't offering much in the late stages of round two, instead sitting back and looking to counter Maia shots which never materialize.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Woodley
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Woodley
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Woodley

Round 3

It's more of the same at the start of round three, with both men circling and throwing more feints than actual strikes. Maia works from the middle, trying to close the gap on Woodley near the fence with minimal success. Woodley steps out to the center with a right hand that splits Maia's mitts. Woodley fakes a jab and steps inside to throw a powerful inside leg kick. Maia lands a glancing left hand over the top, shoots for a takedown and once again comes up empty-handed.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Woodley
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Woodley
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Woodley

Round 4

Woodley snuffs out another Maia takedown attempt and backs up the Brazilian with hard, straight punches. Maia keeps coming, grabbing hold of a single-leg at the fence; Woodley kneels down to free the leg and then hops away, leaving Maia at the wall. Back to the middle they go, three minutes left in the first of the championship rounds. Each time Maia comes close to Woodley without shooting, Woodley backs him out of the pocket with a punch. Maia's left eye is badly swollen as he returns to his corner for another appointment with the enswell.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Woodley
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Woodley
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Woodley

Round 5

Maia gets in deep on a double-leg in the center of the cage, but Woodley wriggles free of that and the subsequent single-leg attempt from the Brazilian. Maia ducks under a right hand and tries to pick the wrestler's ankle; again, Woodley defends it with ease. Another single from Maia, another block from the champion. Back on the feet, Woodley loops a left hook around Maia's gloves before sprawling on yet another long shot. Half a round remains in this title fight which looks destined to be decided by the judges. Maia tries to close the gap, gets backed away by a jab, and Woodley underhooks another double-leg attempt, turning Maia away. Woodley cracks the challenger with a hard right hand but doesn't follow up.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Woodley (50-45 Woodley)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Woodley (50-45 Woodley)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Woodley (50-45 Woodley)

The Official Result

Tyron Woodley def. Demian Maia via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) R5 5:00

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship:
Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones

Round 1

Veteran official John McCarthy is the referee for tonight's 205-pound main event, with judges Michael Bell, Guilherme Bravo and Chris Lee scoring the bout. Jones opens with an inside leg kick, throws another and has it caught by Cormier, who knocks out the ex-champ's mouthpiece with an uppercut. Jones drags Cormier to the ground for a split-second, can't keep him there. Jones goes to the body with a left hand as Cormier presses forward in the second minute. Cormier counters an oblique kick with a short left hook, tries to clinch and gets shoved away by the larger man. "DC" keeps stepping forward, takes a few more oblique kicks and then a knee to the midsection. Jones is keeping the champion out of striking range with outstretched hands and a variety of kicks. Jones lands a level elbow, a straight right, now another stomping kick to Cormier's lead leg. Cormier finally finds his range with a pair of punches at the fence, forcing Jones to clinch for a few seconds in the final half minute. A tomahawk right hand from Cormier gets Jones' attention just before the end of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Jones
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Cormier
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Jones

Round 2

Jones lands an inside leg kick, a left hook to the gut and then a knee to Cormier's midsection. Cormier is responding with leg kicks, and now goes to the body with a left hand of his own. One minute into the round, Cormier comes away from an exchange complaining of a head-butt. Referee McCarthy spots the foul and calls the doctor in to check a small cut on Cormier caused by the clash of heads. Cormier is bleeding from the outside corner of his right eye when action resumes with just under four minutes on the clock. Jones lands a pair of inside leg kicks, misses with a follow-up right hook. Jones looks to land a low blow, but the ref is out of position and Cormier doesn't seem too badly hurt from the inadvertant foul. Cormier slips a pair of right hands and starts jawing at Jones, shaking his head to tell "Bones" he missed. The 205ers tie up in the center, where Jones jumps up to shoulder-strike Cormier on the jaw. Cormier tries a toss and gets reversed by Jones on the way to the mat, and both men spring back to their feet. Seventy seconds left in the round as Jones goes to the body with a straight left, then upstairs with another slipped punch which leaves Cormier shaking his head. Cormier finishes the round strong with a whipping overhand right.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Cormier
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Cormier
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Cormier

Round 3

Jones touches Cormier with a few hard knees to the body in the early stages of round three. When they tie up in the center, Cormier takes another but breaks away with a left hook. Jones is on the retreat here in the middle of the frame, Cormier nearly backing him into a corner at the fence. Cormier scores with a right straight to the body, presses forward but can't catch up with the taller man. Suddenly, Jones wheels up with a left high kick that lands clean to Cormier's temple. Cormier staggers away backward and Jones tries to chop him down with a leg kick. Cormier backs up to the fence in a daze and narrowly dodges a flying knee, but his momentum from evading the strike is enough to send him to the floor. Jones is all over the champion, punching and elbowing from top position as Cormier covers up. Referee McCarthy gives Cormier a chance to get back into the fight, but Jones begins landing pinpoint ground-and-pound which turns out Cormier's lights. Jon Jones has reclaimed his UFC light heavyweight title, becoming the first man to stop Daniel Cormier in the process.

The Official Result

Jon Jones def. Daniel Cormier via KO (Punches) R3 3:01

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