UFC Fight Night 102 ‘Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov’ Results: Play-by-Play & Updates

Dec 9, 2016


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J.J. Aldrich vs. Juliana Lima

Round 1

Lima sticks to the outside in the opening minute, while Aldrich works out from the center. Lima is on her back foot but landing some good counters when Aldrich tries to press forward and attack. Midway through the round, Lima scores a takedown and starts landing sporadic ground-and-pound as she works to pass Aldrich's guard. Aldrich holds the Brazilian in butterfly guard and then works back to her feet, but Lima keeps her trapped against the fence until the end of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Lima
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Lima
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Lima

Round 2

Aldrich tries to press forward again at the start of the second frame, but again it's Lima getting the better of the striking with long strikes and combinations. Lima backs up the American to the fence with a combo, then traps her and wraps up a bodylock. Lima scores a trip takedown, can't keep Aldrich on the floor, but manages to hold her on the wall. Moments later, it's another takedown for Lima, who now works for Aldrich's back with under 90 seconds left in the round. Aldrich stands and puts her back against the fence; Lima tries another trip, but Aldrich gives her a knee to the body and takes the outside position for the last 30 seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Lima
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Lima
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Lima

Round 3

Aldrich bounces forward again as the final frame begins, this time pressuring Lima with some compact punches. Lima still looks to have the quicker hands, though, and she flashes another combination at Aldrich before running her against the fence once more. Aldrich tries to escape and eventually pushes out to the center of the cage with about half the round remaining. Lima catches a kick and counters with a pair of right hands, then drops levels and plants Aldrich at the base of the fence once more. Aldrich works back to her feet, still held agains the cage by Lima, who aims a few knees at the American's body. Referee Keith Peterson pauses the fight for a low blow, and Aldrich is soon ready to continue. Aldrich keeps coming forward in the final minute, but it's Lima who ends the fight by trapping her opponent against the fence.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Lima (30-27 Lima)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Lima (30-27 Lima)
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Lima (30-27 Lima)

The Official Result

Juliana Lima def. J.J. Aldrich via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Keith Berish vs. Ryan Janes

Round 1

Both middleweights start slinging right hands early in the bout, and Berish's punches seem to be sneaking through a little better in the opening exchanges. Janes starts to use his long jab and front kick to keep Berish on the outside. Berish steps into the pocket, eats an uppercut and feets Janes a right hand over the top. They continue to go punch-for-punch, Janes landing a straight right, but Berish coming back with an overhand. Berish scores again with a cracking right hand to the jaw. Janes goes to the body with a few punches, answered upstairs by Berish with a stiff jab. Janes is mixing in some leg kicks, now marking up Berish's left eye with his jab. Berish gets the final word with a straight right, a caught kick and a double jab.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Janes
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Berish
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Berish

Round 2

Janes takes the center of the cage and walks down Berish with leg kicks and jabs, opening a small cut underneath Berish's right eye. Berish continues to land, however, leaping forward to slug Janes with a left hook. Janes regains control with some range-finding kicks and long combinations. Berish starts to score with some leg kicks, so Janes presses in with a head-body kick combination. Berish connects with a counter right hand to Janes' leg kick, and suddenly the low kicks dry up. Janes continues to work the more fluid striking here, eating the occassional counter but generally marching Berish around the cage. Berish has to backpedal away after eating a particularly hard combination. Janes walks him down with a push kick, a right hand over the top, but Berish is still alive and lands a right hand just before the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Janes
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Janes
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Janes

Round 3

Berish takes a knee to the groin in the opening minute of the round, but he doesn't take long to recover from the foul. When the action resumes, both men are throwing hands, Berish appearing to connect with a hard right hand in the exchange. Janes responds by pushing forward with a pair of good right hooks, followed by a partially blocked head kick. Janes backs up Berish to the fence with a combination, finishes with a knee to the body, but Berish dives forward, wraps up the Canadian and plows him to the canvas. Janes scrambles back to his feet within seconds, now holding Berish in the clinch to land knees to the body. Berish turns Janes around and wraps him up for another takedown with 2:00 remaining. He tries to climb on Janes' back as they stand, but Janes shakes him off, leaving Berish on his back with 90 seconds on the clock. Janes sets up in Berish's half guard and lands some short ground punches. Berish tries for a guillotine, but he's out of position and Janes is in no danger. Janes finishes the round by stuffing a last-ditch armbar attempt and putting a few punches on Berish's body and head.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Janes (30-27 Janes)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Janes (29-28 Janes)
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Janes (29-28 Janes)

The Official Result

Ryan Janes def. Keith Berish via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Frankie Perez vs. Marc Diakiese

Round 1

It's a mostly kicking affair in the opening minute as the low-handed Perez works outward from the center, flicking kicks at Diakiese near the fence. Diakiese shoots inside behind a punch and takes down Perez in the center of the cage. Perez spends a minute working to escape, even forcing Diakiese to stand momentarily, but ultimately Diakiese comes back down to the ground in Perez's half guard. Diakiese stuffs an armbar attempt, pushes Perez back down onto the mat and lands a left hand. Diakiese gets pushed away and the lightweights wind up in the whizzer; Perez tries a flying triangle or armbar, but Diakiese snuffs it out and keeps hold of a standing rear waistlock. Diakiese works for and ultimately hits a suplex to bring Perez back to the mat. Perez threatens to sweep, so Diakiese stands and allows the American to do the same. Diakiese scores another takedown with 50 seconds on the clock, now working from the open guard of Perez. They fight at the base of the fence in the final minute, Diakiese sneaking through with a few hard right hands.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Diakiese
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Diakiese
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Diakiese

Round 2

Perez works the lead leg of Diakiese with a pair of kicks in the opening minute; Diakiese responds by placing a hard right kick in Perez's breadbasket. Diakiese starts landing some leg kicks of his own, now slips a punch from Perez to land a counter right hand. Two minutes in, Perez shoots for a takedown, but Diakiese underhooks the arms and backpedals to the fence to stay standing. Referee John McCarthy warns Diakiese for grabbing the fence to stay standing; seconds later, Perez pulls Diakiese off the wall and completes the takedown in the center of the cage. Perez opens a cut over Diakiese's left eye with a slashing elbow, then adds a few more elbows for good measure. Diakiese tries to stand, gets warned for grabbing the fence again, but Perez manages to keep him on the ground anyway.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Perez
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Perez
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Perez

Round 3

After a tense opening minute to the final round, Diakiese catches hold of a low kick and uses it to drive Perez to the canvas. Perez closes his guard around Diakiese and wraps up from the bottom, looking to limit Diakiese's offense and perhaps score a stand-up from the referee. Perez scoots backward toward the fence, absorbing short body shots from Diakiese along the way. Now, referee McCarthy warns Perez for lacing his toes in the fence as he tries to shift and escape. Perez rolls to his knees, but Diakiese spins to the back and grabs a waistlock. Perez looks to hit the switch, can't get it and Diakiese continues to control him from the back as they grapple on the fence. With 45 seconds left, Diakiese slams Perez to the ground once again. Perez is quickly back on his feet but still cannot escape Diakiese, who's now glued to Perez with underhooks. Perez tries to bail out, Diakiese slips around for another rear waistlock. Diakiese keeps Perez wrapped up until the final horn, prompting a frustrated Perez to throw an extra punch after the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Diakiese (29-28 Diakiese)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Diakiese (29-28 Diakiese)
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Diakiese (29-28 Diakiese)

The Official Result

Marc Diakiese def. Frankie Perez via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Tiago 'Trator' Silva vs. Shane Burgos

Round 1

Burgos presses forward in the opening minute, blocking a right high kick from the Brazilian on the way. "Trator" changes levels and forces Burgos to defend a takedown, then spins around to take Burgos' back as they fight on the fence. Silva lands a knee to the body, then aims one over Burgos' shoulder at the head. Burgos throws punches over his shoulder as Silva continues to hold the waistlock and work for a takedown or suplex. Burgos wants a restart from referee Dan Miragliotta, but while he's complaining, Silva hits him with a few quick punches. Burgos finally slips free inside the three-minute mark, but as he comes forward, Silva pops him with a right hand, now an inside leg kick. With 90 seconds remaining, Burgos lands a solid right hand, his best punch of the fight so far. Silva responds by coming forward and to touch Burgos with an overhand right, now a switch kick to the body. "Trator" dives for a takedown, can't get it and lands a few body punches as he backs out of the pocket. The featherweights exchange left hands before Silva dives for a late takedown. Burgos stays standing up against the fence, but Silva lands a knee to the head in the tie-up.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Silva
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Silva
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Silva

Round 2

Burgos stings Silva with a right hook to the jaw, but Silva fights off the clinch takedown attempt behind it. Another right hand sneaks through for Burgos, this time on the end of a body-head combination. Silva shoots for a takedown, gets stood up and goes to his back foot again as Burgos continues to march forward. Burgos decks the Brazilian with a left hand, follows up with punches as the dazed Silva tries to regain his footing. Burgos kneels and lands a couple ground punches before backing up and allowing Silva to stand. "Trator" comes forward with an uppercut, now a left hand, but the Brazilian's momentum is slowed when he shoots for a single-leg takedown. Burgos denies the shot and they're back to trading with 90 seconds on the clock. Burgos goes to the body, blocks a head kick, dings Silva with a cracking left straight. Silva tries a double-leg, can't get it, and the next leg kick from Burgos knocks him to the ground. Burgos wants him up, and it's the American finishing the round strong with body punches. Silva slips to the ground on a sloppy kick and Burgos gives him one more punch before the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-8 Burgos
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Burgos
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Burgos

Round 3

Burgos comes straight at Silva early in the final round, but "Trator" stays on his back foot, looking to land inside leg kicks. Silva slips on a kick and referee Dan Miragliotta rushes in to get him back on his feet, but Silva takes his time standing up. Silva dives for another takedown, winds up dropping to guard, and again he's made to stand. Silva lands a spinning kick to the body, eats an uppercut in return from Burgos, now takes one to the body. Burgos snaps back Silva's head with a left hand as they enter the final three minutes of the bout. Another nifty uppercut from Burgos rocks Silva's head backward; Silva backs up and lands a hard left hook as Burgos comes forward. Burgos is ducking and weaving in front of Silva, but the Brazilian still manages to find the mark with a hook. Burgos changes levels and drives Silva to the ground with a late takedown, now with about 50 seconds on the clock. With 30 seconds left, Burgos stands and calls for Silva to do the same. Silva comes forward swinging wild punches but they're slipped by Burgos, who lights up the Brazilian with a counter uppercut, now a hook. Both men are still swinging when the final horn sounds.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Burgos (29-27 Burgos)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Burgos (29-28 Burgos)
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Burgos (29-28 Burgos)

The Official Result

Shane Burgos def. Tiago "Trator" Silva via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-28) R3 5:00

Andrew Sanchez vs. Trevor Smith

Round 1

Sanchez whiffs on an upkick and gets clubbed with an overhand right counter from Smith, who tries to corral Sanchez after the flash knockdown. Sanchez works back to his feet, pushes Smith backward with a front kick and then catches him with an uppercut after a rebound off the fence. Now it's Sanchez grabbing hold of Smith and pushing him to the fence, but Smith punches himself out of the bad position. Back to the center of the cage, Sanchez stings Smith with a left hook to the temple, but Smith keeps his footing. Sanchez gets caught turning around on a spinning kick, wrapped up by Smith, but Sanchez peels away the wrestler's hands and escapes again. Sanchez continues to put Smith on wobbly legs with uppercuts and hooks. Smith gets his gloves up to block an overhand right; Sanchez returns the favor by blocking a high kick and shrugging at Smith. Sanchez goes up top with a high kick that goes over Smith's gloves and partially connects.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Sanchez
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Sanchez
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Sanchez

Round 2

Sanchez continues to do the better work on the feet, splitting Smith's gloves to land combinations upstairs while mixing in low kicks and the occasional uppercut. A huge uppercut snaps back Smith's head, but "Hot Sauce" stands firm and continues his slow-motion advances on Sanchez. The middleweights tie up and it's Smith landing five or six solid body blows before Sanchez disengages. Sanchez scores with another uppercut, takes a Smith kick to the midsection. With 90 seconds left, Smith comes swinging forward with a big combination but gets tagged by Sanchez on the counter. Smith tries to step inside again and gets popped by Sanchez's right hand again.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Sanchez
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Sanchez
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Sanchez

Round 3

Smith emerges for round three with a badly swollen left eye. Smith shoots for a takedown in the opening seconds of the final frame, but Sanchez fends it off and knocks his fellow wrestler to the mat with a right hand. Sanchez scores with another uppercut before Smith gets inside to try the takedown again. Sanchez denies the shot but slips when he throws a high kick and winds up on his knees. Smith tries to follow Sanchez to the mat and hold him down, but Sanchez powers back to his feet. The middleweights resume their slow circling, with Smith plodding forward, unable to mount much offense as he's consistently beaten to the punch by the quicker Sanchez.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Sanchez (30-27 Sanchez)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Sanchez (30-27 Sanchez)
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Sanchez (30-27 Sanchez)

The Official Result

Andrew Sanchez def. Trevor Smith via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Gerald Meerschaert vs. Joe Gigliotti

Round 1

Meerschaert presses out from the center, but before he can strike, Gigliotti shoots forward, grabs a bodylock and looks for a takedown. Meerschaert shuts down the attempt and steps forward, but again Gigliotti is able to thwart his attack. Meerschaert sprawls on another shot and grabs a guillotine as he busts Gigliotti down to his knees. Gigliotti scrambles up and puts his back to the fence, his neck still being worked on by Meerschaert, who pulls down Gigliotti's head for a knee strike before separating. Meerschaert scores with a pair of left crosses, sits out on a single-leg attempt from Gigliotti and tries to take the back. From his knees, Gigliotti stays glued to Meerschaert's legs and keeps working until he drags him to the ground. It looks as if Gigliotti will take Meerschaert's back, but Meerschaert quickly scrambles back to his feet. Now it's Meerschaert scoring a throw takedown and scrambling onto Gigliotti's back. Gigliotti leans forward and tries to shake Meerschaert off his back, so Meerschaert drops off and transitions straight into an anaconda choke setup. Gigliotti resists for a few seconds but is soon forced to tap out.

The Official Result

Gerald Meerschaert def. Joe Gigliotti via Submission (Anaconda Choke) R1 4:12

Randy Brown vs. Brian Camozzi

Round 1

Brown swings punches early but it's Camozzi getting the better of the striking in the opening minute with a series of hard inside leg kicks. Brown starts to find his jab, quickly reddening the nose of Camozzi. Suddenly, an uppercut from Brown sends Camozzi pedaling backward, and "Rude Boy" capitalizes by ripping Camozzi off the fence for a trip takedown in the center. Camozzi scoots backward toward the fence, locking up Brown in his lanky guard. As they hit the fence, Camozzi swings his legs around to try an armbar. Brown lifts and drops Camozzi on his head but still can't escape the submission attempt, and now Camozzi looks to go belly-down on the armbar with more than two minutes on the clock. Brown looks to be in danger for a moment, but he manages to stack up Camozzi and relieve pressure on the arm. Finally, with 65 seconds left, Brown frees his arm and stands over the prone Camozzi, dropping a few right hands on his body. Brown scores with a few more good punches to the face down the stretch, one of which opens up a cut on Camozzi's nose.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Brown
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Brown
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Brown

Round 2

Both welterweights land leg kicks early in round two, then Camozzi catches Brown with a counter left hook. Brown sticks a jab and backs up as Camozzi swarms him with punches, and the 170-pounders wind up back on the fence. This time, it's Camozzi on the outside, working for a single-leg takedown on Brown, who looks to frame up a choke while he defends the shot. A knee from Brown drops Camozzi down to his knees, where he's forced to release his hold on the leg. Brown pounds away with right hands to his wounded opponent until referee John McCarthy steps in for the stoppage.

The Official Result

Randy Brown def. Brian Camozzi via TKO (Knee and Punches) R2 1:25

Justine Kish vs. Ashley Yoder

Round 1

The strawweights come together in the Thai clinch almost immediately, spinning against the fence and then back to the center, where Kish lands a few knees to the body before disengaging. Kish cracks Yoder with a left-handed counter in the next exchange, then adds a few kicks to Yoder's lead leg. Kish throws several more leg kicks, absorbed by Yoder and countered with a glancing left hand over the top. Yoder steps inside and completes a takedown midway through the round; Kish tries to sweep, but Yoder stays heavy on top and transitions to side control in the scramble. Kish gives up her back, waits for Yoder to climb on and then rolls over again, leaving Yoder on her back and Kish in top position. Kish grabs an armbar, but she's stacked up by Yoder, and now it's Yoder back on top. The strawweights scramble to their feet; Kish lands a body kick but eats a left hand in return.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Yoder
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Kish
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Kish

Round 2

The fighters are back on the fence quickly, with Kish on the outside, pulling down Yoder's head to deliver knees from the Thai clinch. They separate after about a minute, circle for 30 seconds and then Kish catches the shooting Yoder with another knee. Kish kicks out Yoder's base with a leg kick, grabs a guillotine and drops to the ground. Yoder defends as Kish switches to an anaconda choke, then back to a guillotine. Yoder sweeps into top position, forcing Kish to release the choke, but seconds later, Kish puts Yoder back in danger with an armbar. Yoder stacks up and quickly frees her arm, putting her on top in Kish's deep half guard at the base of the fence. Yoder looks to be framing up an arm-triangle choke, but Yoder rolls to her knees before the choke materializes. Yoder forces her onto her back and steps over to full mount with about 30 seconds remaining. Kish wraps up from the bottom, slowing Yoder's offense for the remainder of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Yoder
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Kish
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Kish

Round 3

Kish is the aggressor at the start of the final round, backing up Yoder to the fence and attacking with long jabs and low kicks. She wraps up Yoder with head-and-arm control, then drags her to the ground near the fence. Yoder tries to escape by walking off the fence, and after a few efforts, she frees herself from the headlock. Kish goes belly-down, allowing Yoder to take her back momentarily. Yoder doesn't secure the position and winds up on top in half guard after Kish rolls over. Yoder takes full mount again with 90 seconds left and lands a couple short right hands before Kish bucks her off. Back on the feet, it's Kish marching forward, zapping Yoder with a good right hand. Yoder pulls guard and Kish stands over her, kicking at the Team Quest fighter's legs until Yoder cautiously stands up with 30 seconds remaining. Yoder whiffs on a spinning backfist but lands a left hand moments later, answered by Kish with a right cross at the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Kish (29-28 Yoder)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Kish (30-27 Kish)
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Kish (30-27 Kish)

The Official Result

Justine Kish def. Ashley Yoder via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Gian Villante vs. Saparbek Safarov

Round 1

Villante attacks with stiff jabs and body shots, marking up Safarov's left eye in the opening minute of the fight. Safarov swings back with an uppercut to the body, now a body kick and a left hand that reddens Villante's nose just as quickly. Villante tags him straight back with a left hand, blocks a body kick but absorbs another left. Safarov steps into the pocket and gets dropped with a right hand, then slugged with an uppercut as he tries to stand. Villante is swarming all over his wounded opponent, standing over Safarov to land a few more right hands. Villante backs up and asks referee Keith Peterson to bring Safarov back to his feet. Safarov is looking wobbly, staggering backward as Villante stalks forward, now with half the round remaining. Villante continues to mark up Safarov with stiff jabs, but when Safarov steps forward, he hits Villante with a kick to the cup. After a short pause, action resumes, and Safarov looks like he may have injured his knee on an awkward high kick. Nonetheless, it's Safarov scoring a knockdown with a big right overhand that drops Villante to a knee. Villante backs up in the final minute, catches another right hand to the face and fends off a half-hearted Safarov takedown attempt. Safarov is a bloody mess and still looks to be on wobbly footing, but he's landing counters in the final 30 seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Villante
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Villante
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Villante

Round 2

Villante attacks the injured leg of Safarov with low kicks, but Safarov is still swinging back, catches the New Yorker with a good left hand. Villante slows the Russian with another stiff low kick, then both light heavyweights connect with jabs. Villante puts Safarov on unsteady legs with a thumping left hook on the jaw. Safarov tries to shoot from his knees, but it's easily defended by Villante. Back up comes Safarov to try the shot again, but Villante has no trouble with this single-leg attempt either. Villante grabs a collar tie and feeds Safarov a few uppercuts, then backs up as Safarov swings wildly on the counter. Villante jabs, jabs, then an overhand right to put Safarov against the fence, where Villante traps him and lands uppercuts until referee Peterson halts the bout.

The Official Result

Gian Villante def. Saparbek Safarov via TKO (Punches) R2 2:54

Corey Anderson vs. Sean O'Connell

Round 1

O'Connell throws a few short punches before Anderson changes levels and floors the Utah native with a double-leg at the fence. O'Connell works back to his feet quickly, only to be taken down once again, this time a few feet away from the wall. Anderson passes to side control on O'Connell's left side, though O'Connell soon reclaims half guard. O'Connell looks to be hunting for a kimura from the bottom, absorbing short right hands from Anderson in the meantime. They scoot toward the fence midway through the round, Anderson staying heavy on top, controlling O'Connell with a forearm across the throat. Referee Todd Anderson warns O'Connell for lacing his toes in the fence as he tries to escape. O'Connell starts to get up, takes a pair of elbows to the side of the head as he does. Anderson wrangles him back to the mat, but O'Connell keeps pushing and gets back to his feet with 50 seconds left. Five seconds later, Anderson has him back on the floor, where the Illinois native continues to slam O'Connell with punches and elbows from half guard.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-8 Anderson
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Anderson
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Anderson

Round 2

Anderson needs all of 30 seconds to put O'Connell back on the ground in the center of the cage. Anderson works from half guard, dropping punches and briefly threatening with an arm-triangle setup. O'Connell tries to roll inside and gets more elbow shots dropped on his face, forcing him to go flat on his back again. Anderson steps over to full mount, posts with his left hand and begins unloading with heavy rights to the face of O'Connell. Referee Todd Anderson is having a close look as O'Connell covers up, and once Anderson begins dropping punches with both hands, the fight is waved off.

The Official Result

Corey Anderson def. Sean O'Connell via TKO (Punches) R2 2:36

Francis Ngannou vs. Anthony Hamilton

Round 1

Ngannou takes the center of the cage while Hamilton cuts angles around him, both fighters switching stances in the opening minute. Hamilton shoots for and completes his first takedown, but he gets rolled over the top and Ngannou escapes to his feet. Hamilton keeps Ngannou pressed against the fence, where Ngannou frames up a kimura and rolls Hamilton to the ground. Hamilton tries to sit up and escape, but Ngannou has wrist control locked up and is cranking the arm. Seconds after hitting the ground, Hamilton is forced to tap out to the armlock.

The Official Result

Francis Ngannou def. Anthony Hamilton via Submission (Kimura) R1 1:57

Derrick Lewis vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov

Round 1

Referee Dan Miragliotta is the third man in the cage for tonight's heavyweight main event. Lewis starts out in the center of the cage, slowly pressing outward toward Abdurakhimov, who cuts short angles around the perimeter. Abdurakhimov catches hold of Lewis' first kick and takes the "Black Beast" to the ground in the center of the cage. Straight to side control goes Abdurakhimov, leaning left to right across Lewis' body to frame up a keylock. Lewis rolls to his left, instantly relieving pressure on the arm and allowing him to stand up. Abdurakhimov stays with him, holding a rear waistlock until he's able to push Lewis against the fence. Lewis throws a knee, has the leg caught but keeps his balance and stays standing, while Abdurakhimov goes back to muscling him against the wall. Abdurakhimov gets double underhooks as they hit the midway point of round one, but Lewis pushes him away with a forearm to the face. With 90 seconds on the clock, Lewis initiates a clinch on the fence, but he's quickly spun around by Abdurakhimov. The big men split with one minute on the clock, but Abdurakhimov comes back for a late takedown and finishes the round in full mount.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Abdurakhimov
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Abdurakhimov
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Abdurakhimov

Round 2

Both men throw big right hands at the start of round two, and they wind up clinching with over-unders in the center of the cage. Lewis gives Abdurakhimov a shot to the body before the Russian presses him against the fence. Referee Miragliotta warns Abdurakhimov for grabbing the fence behind Lewis' back, and seconds later, Lewis nearly tosses Abdurakhimov to the side. The ref separates the fighters and brings them back to the center after a few seconds of ineffective clinching. Lewis slings a big right hand but it's deflected by the arms of Abdurakhimov as he steps inside to clinch again with three minutes left. Lewis breaks away, nearly slips to the ground throwing a high kick, now walks forward on Abdurakhimov once again. Lewis lands a body kick, but it's caught by Abdurakhimov and converted to another takedown. Abdurakhimov works from Lewis' wide open guard with 90 seconds on the clock, but there's not much happening on the ground, drawing boos from the Albany crowd. Lewis gets hold of a leg and drops back to try a heel hook; Abdurakhimov escapes and latches onto Lewis' left leg as he stands. Lewis hops backward to the fence, socking Abdurakhimov in the face with a few punches before ultimately being taken down again in the closing seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Abdurakhimov
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Abdurakhimov
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Abdurakhimov

Round 3

Lewis steps in with a knee, caught by Abdurakhimov and turned into another takedown. This time, Lewis springs back to his feet and starts firing punches at Abdurakhimov, keeping the Russian on the outside through the first minute of the round. Abdurakhimov shoots an ugly shot, gets pushed away and clipped by an uppercut from Lewis, who steps back to reset in the center of the cage. Lewis is walking in slow, small steps, not expending a lot of energy as he follows Abdurakhimov around the perimeter. This time, it's Lewis who ducks inside, pushes Abdurakhimov to the fence and drops for a double-leg. Abdurakhimov easily blocks the takedown attempt and circles away. Abdurakhimov whiffs on a spinning backfist, dodges Lewis' counter right hand and goes low to drive "The Black Beast" back to the canvas. Under two minutes left in the round as Abdurakhimov works from Lewis' closed guard. After almost a minute of inactivity, referee Miragliotta stands up the fighters. Lewis plods forward slowly as boos rain down again; Abdurakhimov, who continues to back away, receives a verbal warning from the referee for failing to engage.

Sherdog Scores

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Lewis
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-10
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Abdurakhimov

Round 4

Lewis tries to go upstairs with a left high kick, but his leg is grabbed by Abdurakhimov once again. The heavyweights tangle up on the fence for a few seconds, then Lewis snuffs out an Abdurakhimov double-leg shot. Abdurakhimov resets and then comes right back to hold Lewis on the wall. Almost immediately, referee Miragliotta tells the fighters to "get busy," and Abdurakhimov obliges by breaking off the clinch with an elbow strike. Halfway through the round, Lewis pulls down Abdurakhimov's head in the Thai clinch and partially lands with a knee. Lewis changes levels and scores a takedown at the fence, and suddenly it's Abdurakhimov on his back, covering up as Lewis postures up to land big right hands. Lewis goes knee-on-belly, then over to full mount; Abdurakhimov bucks and rolls underneath, trying to escape, but Lewis is relentless and smashes away with punches until the referee stops the fight.

The Official Result

Derrick Lewis def. Shamil Abdurakhimov via TKO (Punches) R4 3:42

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