UFC Fight Night 155 ‘De Randamie vs. Ladd’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 13, 2019


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Benito Lopez vs. Vince Morales

Round 1

Lopez goes high with a kick early, but Morales is able to block it. Lopez is changing levels with his kicks in the initial exchanges. Lopez has landed several stinging low kicks thus far. Morales has not been able to get inside with his punching combinations as of yet. Lopez, meanwhile, continues to find success with kicks to the legs and body. Morales’ lead leg is already starting to redden as a result. A spinning back kick lands to the midsection for Lopez, who follows with another hard low kick. Out of nowhere, Morales drops Lopez with a massive overhand right. He dives into Lopez’s guard. Lopez seems to have recovered, and Morales allows his foe to stand. Morales lands a low kick of his own as time winds down. Lopez misses a flying knee as the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-10
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Morales
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Morales

Round 2

Lopez is going back to the well with low kicks early in the frame. Lopez flashes a jab and Morales charges forward with punches. Lopez backs Morales up and lands a jab to the body. Morales tags Lopez with a jab, and he shakes it off. Lopez lands an inside low kick and moves out of range. An overhand right lands for Morales, but it’s not as clean as the one in the opening frame. Morales counters a low kick with a nice punching combination. Morales again is able to get inside following a low kick and he lands several punches before Lopez circles away. A pair of outside low kicks land for Lopez. Morales pressures and makes Lopez stumble with a right hand. Lopez blocks a right hand from Morales. Lopez missing a spinning back kick just before the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Morales
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Lopez
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Lopez

Round 3

Morales jabs to the body. Morales catches a kick and lands a combination. Lopez continues to work the leg kicks. A four-punch combination has Lopez on retreat, and Morales swarms. Lopez throws a flying knee. It doesn’t land but it backs up Morales. Morales swarms again with a punching combination, working the body and head effectively. Lopez spins his man around with a heavy low kick. Lopez with a snapping inside low kick. Morales blitzes behind his right hand and once again lands punches inside. Lopez answers with another low kick, and we’re at 2:00 to go. Morales connects with a one two, and moments later he tags Lopez with a combination while countering a low kick. Lopez comes right back with a hard low kick. Lopez lands another low kick. Morales finds the range on a jab. A right hand from Morales backs up Lopez.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Morales (30-28 Morales)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Morales (29-28 Morales)
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Morales (29-28 Morales)

The Official Result

Benito Lopez def. Vince Morales via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Brianna Van Buren vs. Livinha Souza

Round 1

Van Buren presses forward with a punching combination and then lands a knee to the body in the clinch. Van Buren has an underhook against the fence, landing a knee to the thigh. Van Buren creates some space and lands a right hook. The American keeps the pressure on against the fence with a couple knees to the body. Van Buren lands a short forearm shot to the face of her opponent. Souza separates and lands a right hand. Van Buren continues to stalk and lands a kick to the body. Souza blocks it but it still seems to have an effect. Van Buren closes the distance and shoves Souza into the fence. Souza reverses the position and lands a knee on the break. Souza blocks a high kick. Souza trips on an exchange and Van Buren lands some kicks to the legs while standing. Van Buren orders Souza up and then shoves her in the head. Moments later, Van Buren catches Souza coming forward with a two-punch combination. Souza is able to get a takedown late in the period and drops a couple punches before the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round:10-9 Van Buren
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Van Buren
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Van Buren

Round 2

Van Buren lands an outside leg kick. Souza blocks a high kick. Van Buren catches a kick and lands a right hand before releasing the leg. Van Buren counters a kick with a jab. Van Buren with another low kick. Van Buren pushes forward with a punching combination. She backs Souza up with another flurry of punches, and Souza seems dazed. Buren continues the barrage until the Brazilian circles off the cage. Van Buren again backs Souza up with a punching combination, punctuating it with a kick. Souza is still stationary, and Van Buren flurries with more punches. Finally, Souza circles out of danger. Souza lands a nice right hand. Van Buren works her way inside and lands a kick to the body. Van Buren finds the range on another body kick before the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Van Buren
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Van Buren
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Van Buren

Round 3

Souza whips a leg kick early. The Brazilian lands glancing spinning back kick to the body. Van Buren answers with an inside low kick. Souza blocks a high kick. Souza lands a nicely timed takedown and immediately founds herself caught in an omoplata. Souza circles out of danger, but Van Buren is able to scramble to her feet. She drives Souza to the fence and picks her opponent up. Wary of the guillotine, Van Buren gently sets her opponent down and works from full guard. Van Buren passes to half guard and lands some short left hands. Souza works her way up, but Van Buren maintains a body lock. Souza is getting frustrated, keeping her arms outstretched and looking at the referee. Van Buren releases her grip and tags Souza with a flurry of punches. Van Buren counters Souza with a clean one-two. Van Buren shoots for a single-leg takedown and gets it with less than 20 seconds to go. Souza looks to frame an armbar, but she runs out of time.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Van Buren (30-27 Van Buren)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Van Buren (30-27 Van Buren)
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Van Buren (30-27 Van Buren)

The Official Result

Brianna Van Buren def. Livinha Souza via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Pingyuan Liu vs. Jonathan Martinez

Round 1

Liu is flicking out his jab and then follows with a body kick. Liu goes with a leg kick-right hand combination. The bantamweights trade kicks. A counter right lands for Martinez and then he catches Liu with a knee to the face. Liu lands a low kick and circles away. The action slows for a while until Martinez steps in with a left knee to the chest. Liu buckles Martinez with a right hand and swarms with punches and knees. Martinez recovers and he catches Liu with a flying knee. Another knee from Martinez against the fence in the waning seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Martinez
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Martinez
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Martinez

Round 2

Martinez once again takes the center of the cage as Liu circles on the outside. Martinez lands a kick to the body. Tentative beginning to the round, much like the opening stanza. Regardless, Martinez is the one advancing. Liu blocks a high kick. Halfway through the frame, and Martinez finds a home for his jab. Martinez with a quick high kick that finds the range. Martinez follows a quick jab with a left high kick. Liu whips an outside leg kick, then dances around the outside. Liu blocks a high kick from Martinez. Martinez tries a knee again, but it doesn’t land clean. They trade as the horn sounds, but nothing significant lands.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Martinez
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Martinez
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Martinez

Round 3

Liu is looking more aggressive to start this period, moving forward with combinations. Liu pressures forward with punches, than backs away. A left hand over the top connects for Martinez. Liu follows a right hand with a high kick, but it’s blocked. Liu lands a right hand to the body. Liu presses forward and lands a glancing straight right. Liu lands a kick under the armpit of Martinez. Boos are started to come from those in attendance in Sacramento, who have grown impatient with the lack of action. Almost on cue, Martinez puts Liu on his back with a knee that lands flush to the jaw. The Chinese fighter is already out, but Martinez dives in with one more shot for good measure before referee Josh Rosenthal dives in to wave off the bout.

The Official Result

Jonathan Martinez def. Pingyuan Liu via KO (Knee) R3 3:53

Ryan Hall vs. Darren Elkins

Round 1

Elkins takes the center of the Octagon to start. Hall drops to his back in an attempt to lure Elkins into guard, but “The Damage” isn’t having it. Hall falls on a spinning kick. Elkins kicks the legs a couple times and makes Hall stand. Hall just misses on a spinning wheel kick. Elkins goes into guard and then has to escape a leg lock. Hall falls on another kick. Elkins stands and kicks the legs before backing away. Elkins lands a big left hand. Hall finds the range on a spinning kick to the gut. Elkins pressures forward but can’t find the range. Hall rolls to grab a leg but Elkins evades the attempt with ease. A spinning back kick to the face from Hall stunningly lands flush, and Elkins falls to his back. Hall jumps guard for a guillotine and applies the squeeze. In typical fashion, Elkins frees himself and the combatants stand. Hall follows a spinning back kick to the gut with a heel kick to the face. The round ends with Hall rolling for leg locks as Elkins defends.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Hall
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Hall
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Hall

Round 2

Hall goes upstairs with a hook kick. Moments later, Hall rolls for a leg lock, but Elkins scrambles up. Elkins lands a right that makes Hall stumble back. Elkins drops a big standing-to-ground punch as Hall rolls for another leg lock. Elkins presses forward with a body kick. Hall slips a punch and buckles Elkins with a counter left hand. Elkins shakes it off. Hall rolls for the legs, and Elkins picks up the pressure with standing to ground offense. Hall finds Elkins’ chin with a punch, and “The Damage” stumbles around for a second. Hall rolls unsuccessfully and absorbs a couple leg kicks before being ordered to his feet. Hall follows a spinning back kick by rolling and just misses eating an Elkins knee. Hall catches Elkins with a stiff left and sits him down. Elkins recovers quickly and the round ends without further incident.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Hall
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Hall
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Hall

Round 3

Hall continues his approach of following a spinning kick with a roll for a leg lock, but Elkins evades with ease. Elkins pressures and lands a kick to the body. Hall falls on a hook kick, but Elkins misses a big right. They’re back up. Hall lands a glancing spinning hook kick then goes to the mat. Elkins backs off, allowing his foe to stand. Hall is on his bicycle and that draws some boos from the crowd. Hall kicks the body then trips Elkins down. They both return to their feet. Hall is back on the floor, and Elkins won’t oblige. Elkins is in pursuit, but Hall is content to circle out of danger. Hall controls the range with a variety of kicks then circles away as Elkins attempts to close the distance. The boo birds are out in force as time winds down.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-10 (30-28 Hall)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Hall (30-27 Hall)
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Hall (30-27 Hall)

The Official Result

Ryan Hall def. Darren Elkins via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) R3 5:00

Julianna Pena vs. Nicco Montano

Round 1

A Pena right hand lands on a Montano kick. The bantamweights clinch in the center of the cage, trading knees. Montano shoves Pena into the cage. Montano drops low and locks her hands, looking for a takedown. Pena is able to defend and remain on her feet, but the clinch battle continues. Pena attempts to turn her foe but Montano shoves her back into the cage. Pena tries for a trip but Montano ends up on top, where she drops an elbow. Montano tries to take the back but inside slams Pena to her back. Montano is in top position, and she passes from full guard to side control near the fence. Short elbow lands for Montano. Montano lands an elbow to the face, and then has to escape a triangle. Pena is cut near her right ear. Montano keeps the pressure on. Pena gives up her back and stands, but Montano maintains a body lock. Pena is working to separate her opponent’s hands. Montano gets another takedown just before the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Montano
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Montano
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Montano

Round 2

Pena is struggling to find the range on her strikes early. The combatants trade low kicks. Pena initiates the clinch and Montano immediately turns her foe into the fence. Montano pulls Pena off the fence and executes a body lock takedown. Montano stands and waits for Pena to stand, where she ties her up. Pena grabs a front headlock and rolls over to wind up in top position. Pena is framing a brabo choke from side control, but she lets it go. Pena drops some short elbows and goes back to fishing for Montano’s neck. Montano has a small cut on her face now. Montano is trying to grab a single leg, but she’s eating short punches from Pena for her efforts. Montano is still clinging to the leg, eating short punches. Montano tries to roll free, but Pena maintains top position and lands a couple more punches before the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Pena
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Pena
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Pena

Round 3

Montano with a body kick and then has a double-leg denied by Pena. Pena counters another kick nicely. Pena just misses a high kick. Montano answers with a high kick of her own, and it finds its way through Pena’s guard. “The Venezuelan Vixen” responds by exploding for a takedown. Pena is heavy on top, currently working from half guard. Pena lands short lefts while still applying heavy pressure. Montano kicks Pena off her and scrambles up. They clinch against the fence, and Montano winds up on top after a failed Pena takedown. Pena powers up to her feet with about 1:00 to go. Pena counters a kick with a straight right. Pena turns up the heat and tags Montano with a combination. Montano looks to work her jab, then lands a takedown in the final 10 seconds. Pena has her opponent’s neck locked up, but the round ends with Montano on top.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Pena (29-28 Pena)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Pena (29-28 Pena)
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Pena (29-28 Pena)

The Official Result

Julianna Pena def. Nicco Montano via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27) R3 5:00

Andre Fili vs. Sheymon Moraes

Round 1

Fili begins working his jab, and he’s landing a few right away. Moraes answers with a hard low kick. Fili lands a leg kick of his own, then goes to the body with another kick. Moraes finds the range on a left hook. A counter jab lands clean for Fili. Moraes gets through Fili’s guard with a right. Moraes with a right hand to the body. Fili absorbs a hard kick to the arm, but he stuns Moraes with a counter right hand-high kick combination in return. Moraes is dazed with his back to the fence, but Fili is staying patient, not rushing in against his opponent. Moments later, Moraes attempts to come off the cage and he’s swinging heavy punches. Fili counters with a perfectly-placed right hook to the jaw and Moraes goes down. Fili swarms with ground-and-pound and he puts Moraes away shortly thereafter.

The Official Result

Andre Fili def. Sheymon Moraes via TKO (Punches) R1 3:07

John Allan Arte vs. Mike Rodriguez

Round 1

Rodriguez backs Arte up and lands a front kick and then a low kick. Another hard inside low kick lands for Rodriguez. Rodriguez eats a big punch from Arte and attacks with a front kick and a punching combination. The light heavyweight swing heavy punches in close quarters now. Rodriguez has Arte going back with a punching combination upstairs followed by a body kick. Now they’re engaged in the clinch, and Arte dumps Rodriguez to the mat from the body lock. Arte is working from half guard. Rodriguez leaves his neck exposed trying to return to his feet. Arte cranks the maneuver, standing in the process. Rodriguez fights him off and Arte lands a quick combination on the break. Arte works a couple leg kicks. Rodriguez lands a straight left to the body. Arte lands a couple right hands and Rodriguez fires back with a kick that lands low in the waning seconds. The horn sounds as soon as the fight restarts.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Rodriguez
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Rodriguez
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Rodriguez

Round 2

Rodriguez is using kicks to keep the distance early. Arte goes upstairs with a high kick but it’s blocked. A front kick from Rodriguez lands on the face.Rodriguez wobbles Arte with a combination and then forces the clinch. Arte is able to reverse position and execute a body-lock takedown. Rodriguez is seated against the fence, and he is able to stand. Arte maintains his grip and lands a hard knee. Arte gets another takedown, but Rodriguez reverses into top position. Arte is landing solid elbows from the bottom with Rodriguez in full guard. Rodriguez lands a couple left hands from above. Rodriguez walks his man to the fence and stacks his foe. He gets caught in an armbar but quickly escapes. They stand and Arte locks up a guillotine. He jumps guard, but Rodriguez escapes and ends the round landing shots from above.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Arte
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Arte
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Arte

Round 3

A straight right counter lands for Arte. Rodriguez steps in with a knee to the body. In an ensuing exchange, Rodriguez catches Arte with a knee to the groin. Arte falls to the floor in pain as the bout is halted. Arte takes his time recovering and the fight is restarted. Rodriguez lands a nice low kick and a couple straight punches. Rodriguez goes with a couple low kicks. Arte counters a kick with a couple hooks. A big counter right hand from Arte backs up Rodriguez. A hard low kick lands for Rodriguez but Arte counters again. Arte marches forward and digs to the body. The combatants tie up, and Arte drags Rodriguez down with a body lock. He moves to half guard. Rodriguez scoots back to the fence as Arte briefly thinks about a kimura. Rodriguez absorbs a body shot and a pair of knees as he stands. They separate and Arte lands a straight right. Arte tees of with big punches against the fence. Rodriguez lands a two punch combo to the body. Arte swarms against the fence, tagging Rodriguez with punches to the body and a big knee. Rodriguez lands a flying knee, but Arte immediately shoots and plants Rodriguez on the mat. Arte is in half guard with less than a minute to go. Arte is landing short punches and elbows as Rodriguez recovers full guard. The fight ends with Arte on top.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Arte (29-28 Arte)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Arte (29-28 Arte)
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Arte (29-28 Arte)

The Official Result

John Allan Arte def. Mike Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) R3 5:00

Cezar Ferreira vs. Marvin Vettori

Round 1

Vettori absorbs an eye poke during an initial exchange, so we have a break in the action. Ferreira gets a warning and the fight resumes. Ferreira lands a low kick and Vettori grins. Vettori is stalking, coming forward with punches. Ferreira blocks most of them, though. “Mutante” lands a nice body shot. Vettori steps in with a left hand. The Italian fighter pursues and lands a one-two. Ferreira answers back with a pair of hard low kicks. Ferreira steps in with an uppercut, Vettori shakes his head and attacks with a combination. Ferreira is having his most success with low kicks. Another heavy low kick from Ferreira. Vettori catches the next kick and lands a takedown with about 1:00 to go. The Italian passes to full mount and lands some ground-and-pound. Ferreira regains guard with 20 seconds, but Vettori drops some elbows that appear to have cut the Brazilian at the end of the frame.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Vettori
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Vettori
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Vettori

Round 2

A right hook connects early, but Vettori counters with a shot of his own that makes the Brazilian stumble backward. Vettori times a level change and puts Ferreira on the mat. Ferreira scrambles up and eats a knee and some punches. They clinch and Vettori drops for a takedown. Ferreira lands some elbows to the side of the head, so Vettori resets. They separate with about 3:00 to go and Vettori lands a stiff jab and then a right hook moments later. Ferreira lands a hard left hand, and Vettori shakes it off. Vettori slips and counters with a straight left hand. Ferreira goes back to the low kick. Vettori puts the Brazilian on his bike with a combination. Vettori swarms with more punches after Ferreira momentarily slips. Ferreira steps in with a body-head combination. Ferreira attempts a level change and Vettori reverses his man and drives him into the fence. Not much action from the clinch as the round draws to a close. They’ll end in that position.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Vettori
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Vettori
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Vettori

Round 3

Ferreira shoots for a takedown early, but Vettori shrugs him off. They trade in the pocket, and it’s Vettori landing with more volume. Vettori is working behind his jab. Ferreira shoots again, clinging to a single leg. Vettori frees himself and lands some heavy punches on the feet. Ferreira stumbles on a kick and Vettori forces the clinch. They break and return to the center of the cage. Vettori lands a one-two. The pace is slowing somewhat, and Vettori stuffs a takedown. A clean one-two combo lands for Vettori. Vettori sidesteps a shot and lands a right hook. He tags Ferreira with a couple more clean shots. Vettori snaps his foe’s head back with a hard combination. A left cross connects for the Italian, as he’s feeling comfortable in the late moments of the fight, holding his hands low. Ferreira can’t capitalize, and this one should belong to Vettori.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Vettori (30-27 Vettori)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Vettori (30-27 Vettori)
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Vettori (30-27 Vettori)

The Official Result

Marvin Vettori def. Cezar Ferreira via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Karl Roberson vs. Wellington Turman

Round 1

Roberson is throwing heavy hands early. Turman is just as willing to engage. Turman explodes for a takedown and wraps up Roberson in a body lock. Turman eventually gets Roberson to the canvas and lands in side control. Roberson scrambles up, but Turman snags a guillotine before transitioning to the back. Roberson transitions to top position, and he slams his way out of an armbar. Now Roberson is throwing some heavy shots from above. Roberson briefly stands, then dives back down into Turman’s full guard. Roberson is staying just busy enough with ground-and-pound. Roberson steps into half guard and lands some short elbows from above. The round ends with Roberson in control from top position.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Roberson
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Roberson
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Roberson

Round 2

Roberson lands a hard body kick and then goes upstairs with a combination. Roberson is setting the pace early, attacking with heavy punches. A straight left lands clean for Roberson. Roberson forces the clinch and lands a short elbow. Turman eventually reverses position and secures a rear-waist lock. Roberson is able to separate Turman’s hands but the clinch battle continues. Turman doggedly drags Roberson to the floor. Turman works to take Roberson’s back against the fence. The Brazilian is hunting for a rear-naked choke, but Roberson is able to turn into top position. Turman briefly threatens with an armbar, but Roberson defends well. The period ends with Roberson landing some short punches to the body from top position.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Turman
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Turman
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Turman

Round 3

Roberson lands a front kick to the gut and follows with a punching combination. They clinch and Roberson lands a knee before pushing his foe into the cage. Turman reverses position and is working to take Roberson’s back. Turman drags Roberson to the floor and hunts for a choke. Roberson slips out but Turman ends up in full mount. Turman utilizes heavy pressure, landing the occasional shot. Turman takes the back and locks in a rear-naked choke. Roberson explodes out of danger, but Turman is still in full mount. Roberson attempts to scramble up, but that allows Turman to take his back once more. Now Turman has a body triangle locked in from the back. Turman falls back and cranks the neck. Roberson defends and uses a burst to turn into dop position. Roberson stands and unloads with a couple big standing to ground lefts. Time is ticking down, but Roberson ends the round kicking at a grounded Turman’s legs.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Turman (29-28 Turman)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Turman (29-28 Turman)
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Turman (29-28 Turman)

The Official Result

Karl Roberson def. Wellington Turman via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Josh Emmett vs. Mirsad Bektic

Round 1

It’s a very loud pro-Emmett crowd at the start. Bektic misses a huge right hand. It’s been a feeling-out process in the first minute or so. Neither man has landed much of note about halfway through the round. Emmett steps in with a right to the body. Bektic responds with a quick flurry to the body of Emmett. A leg kick lands for Bektic. A right from Emmett finds its way past Bektic’s guard. Emmett dodges a right hook and lands a right to the body. Emmett puts Bektic on his seat with a step-in jab. He follows his foe to the ground and unleashes with hammerfists as Bektic clings to a leg. Bektic is hanging on for dear life, but Emmett is relentless. He moves around to the back and with his foe turtled, tags Bektic with more punches to the side of the head, including one shot under the arm. Bektic has absorbed too much punishment isn’t defending himself anymore. Finally, Jason Herzog steps in to wave off the fight.

The Official Result

Josh Emmett def. Mirsad Bektic via TKO (Punches) R1 4:25

Urijah Faber vs. Ricky Simon

Round 1

Simon steps in with a left hook and then Faber lands a counter. Simon then backs up Faber with a counter left. Faber seems to have recovered from the blow. Simon pressures “The California Kid” against the fence and then gets dropped by an overhand right that lands flush. Faber follows his man to the mat as Simon tries desperately to regain his senses and recover guard. The former WEC champ smells blood, however, and the ground-and-pound shots accumulate until referee Mike Beltran steps in to save Simon. At 40 years old, Faber is once again victorious in the Octagon.

The Official Result

Urijah Faber def. Ricky Simon via TKO (Punches) R1 0:46

Germaine de Randamie vs. Aspen Ladd

Round 1

De Randamie flicks out a couple jabs early on. Ladd continues to pressure forward against the Dutch kickboxer. An overhand right cracks Ladd on the chin and she falls forward, catching herself on her forearms. There’s a momentary pause, but now Ladd is turning to her back, attempting to regain her senses as “The Iron Lady” moves in to land a follow-up punch on her downed opponent. In that same sequence, referee Herb Dean steps in to pull de Randamie off of Ladd, ending the fight. Ladd looks perplexed at the stoppage, but this one is over. De Randamie has tied Ronda Rousey for the fastest knockout in women’s bantamweight history.

The Official Result

Germaine de Randamie def. Aspen Ladd via KO (Punch) R1 0:16

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