UFC Fight Night Results: ‘Hunt vs. Miocic’ Play-by-Play & Updates
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Round 1Nguyen opens with a series of leg kicks, but his attack is slowed when Ozkilic lands a solid, straight right hand and follows with a flurry of punches. Ozkilic shoots for a single-leg takedown, can’t complete it and gets knocked backward with a short left hand. Nguyen chases Ozkilic around the cage and drops him with another punch, but the “Turkish Delight” quickly powers back to his feet, drives forward and puts Nguyen on the mat. Two minutes into the bout, Ozkilic works from Nguyen’s open guard, shoving the Australia-based American against the fence. Ozkilic cracks Nguyen with a pair of elbows, then a knee to the body as Nguyen stands up. Ozkilic exits the clinch with with a hard left hook, and now it’s Nguyen’s turn to come forward. Nguyen clips his man with a left hook, opening up a cut on the bridge of Ozkilic’s nose. Ozkilic gets in on another single-leg attempt, but Nguyen escapes and keeps walking forward. Just after the 10-second warning, Nguyen floors Ozkilic with a left hand. Nguyen stands over his downed opponent and pounds away with punches until referee Greg Kleynjans intervenes.
The Official ResultBen Nguyen def. Alptekin Ozkilic via KO (Punches) R1 4:59
Round 1O’Reilly ties up and trips Grujic to the ground, but the welterweights bounce right back up. They stay in the clinch and move to the fence with O’Reilly on the outside. Grujic soon reverses and begins popping O’Reilly with short punches, so “The Badger” turns his countryman around and trips Grujic to the floor again. Back up they come to engage in more clinching and largely ineffective striking. O’Reilly gets another takedown, postures up in Grujic’s open guard and passes to half guard. Leaning across Grujic’s body, O’Reilly begins framing up a kimura on the right arm. He can’t get it, so O’Reilly drops an elbow on Grujic’s face and steps over to full mount. Grujic bucks him out of mount, posts and stands with 15 seconds remaining. Grujic charges forward on O’Reilly swinging punches, but O’Reilly drops levels and lands one more takedown before the horn.
Sherdog ScoresJordan Breen scores the round 10-9 O’Reilly
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 O’Reilly
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 O’Reilly
Round 2O’Reilly wades into the pocket swinging wide punches and gets dropped to his knees by a Grujic counter. Back up comes O’Reilly to shove Grujic against the fence, but “The Spartan” reverses and puts eight or 10 left hands on O’Reilly’s jaw in quick succession. O’Reilly grabs for a single-leg and is denied by Grujic, who shoves O’Reilly back up against the cage and continues to land left hands. Two minutes into the second frame, O’Reilly looks spent, breathing heavy and throwing tired strikes as Grujic muscles him against the cage. O’Reilly shoves Grujic away and steps forward with a front kick to the face. O’Reilly drops levels to score a takedown but can’t keep Grujic on the ground. When he gets back on his feet, Grujic begins landing uppercuts, knees and hooks as he attacks O’Reilly on the fence. Both guys look drained as round two enters its final minute, the 170-pounders continuing to fight in close quarters in the clinch. They’re trading arm punches in the final seconds, then Grujic shoots and gets a takedown, moving to take O’Reilly’s back just before time expires.
Sherdog ScoresJordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Grujic
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Grujic
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Grujic
Round 3Grujic goes straight to the clinch, pushing O’Reilly against the cage to land more short left hands. Grujic pulls a Thai plum and exits with a knee, but he’s back inside seconds later, working for a high double-leg takedown. O’Reilly defends and reverses to put Grujic’s back against the fence. They separate with just over three minutes remaining, but it’s only a few seconds before O’Reilly initiates another clinch. He throws knees at Grujic, who returns fire, neither man scoring much cleanly. With 1:45 on the clock, O’Reilly brings Grujic to the mat with a double-leg. Grujic grabs the cage and tries to stand; he can’t, and referee John Sharp warns him for the infraction. Grujic finally gets back to his feet with 55 seconds left, eating a couple short right hands from O’Reilly on the way. O’Reilly keeps him pinned to the fence as time ticks away. Grujic lands a couple knees to the body, but O’Reilly gets the final word with a takedown just before the horn.
Sherdog ScoresJordan Breen scores the round 10-9 O’Reilly (29-28 O’Reilly)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 O’Reilly (29-28 O’Reilly)
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 O’Reilly (29-28 O’Reilly)
The Official ResultBrendan O’Reilly def. Vik Grujic via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00
Round 1Curran backs up Chambers to the fence with a front kick, then cracks the Australian with a hard hook to the jaw. Curran wants a takedown, but Chambers stays vertical and circles out. Chambers drops levels and puts Curran on her back, then tries some ground-and-pound from the American’s open guard but can’t get much going. Chambers allows Curran to stand, tries to wrap her up as Curran comes in with a leaping knee, but Curran uses the whizzer to spin Chambers to the ground. Curran sits up to drop punches from Chambers’ half guard, and after absorbing a few shots, “Astro Girl” powers back to her feet. Curran keeps Chambers near the fence with high-volume jabs and knees midway through the round. Chambers is beginning to score with hard counters when Curran steps into the pocket to throw. Now it’s Chambers wrapping up Curran on the fence, releasing to land a hard right hand. Chambers changes levels to bring Curran to the ground with one minute left, but Curran is back on her feet seconds later. Chambers backs up to the fence, puts a body kick on the incoming Curran and grabs for a high double-leg. Curran stuffs the takedown attempt and pushes Chambers against the fence for a few seconds. The strawweights separate at the end and finish the round trading leg kicks.
Sherdog ScoresJordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Chambers
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Curran
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Curran
Round 2Curran pressures Chambers at the start of round two, backing the Australian up to the fence with one-twos and body punches. The offensive output from both women slows until midway through the round, when Curran gets a little more active with her jabs and low kicks. Chambers fires of a high kick, blocked by Curran, who rushes forward and puts Chambers on the ground at the base of the fence. Chambers is absorbing some hard left hands while referee Steve Perceval looks on from nearby. Chambers gets back to her feet under fire, but Curran is undoubtedly the fresher of the two as the round enters its final minute. She continues to move Chambers around the outside, catches a kick on her shoulder and trips Chambers to the ground. Chambers tries an armbar as the round ends, but Curran sits up and tells her corner that she’s in no danger from the submission.
Sherdog ScoresJordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Curran
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Curran
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Curran
Round 3Chambers goes back to the outside and tries to fend off Curran with front kicks, but the Hawaiian closes the gap and tags Chambers with some hard hooks. Now it’s body kicks and more punches as Curran steps into range to attack Chambers on the fence. Curran backs out to the center, waits for Chambers to come forward and then grounds the Aussie with a double-leg. Chambers throws up an armbar and tries to go belly down, but Curran has her hands clasped and Chambers may not have the strength to pull them apart at this late stage of the fight. Curran steps over Chambers’ head and nearly pulls her arm free, but Chambers gets a better grip on the arm as Curran tries to stack her up. The armbar is deep now, and when Chambers extends it, Curran quickly taps out.
The Official ResultAlex Chambers def. Kailin Curran via Submission (Armbar) R3 3:15
Round 1Andrews lands the first hard shot of the bout with a counter right hook, shoots for Scott’s legs and gets stood up. Scott puts the Aussie on the fence with an underhook, stuffs a trip attempt and tries to grab the Thai plum. Scott takes too long to try a knee and winds up eating a big uppercut which sends him to his seat. Scott bounces back up, takes down Andrews with a quick double-leg but can’t keep him there. Andrews stands again, still held against the cage by Scott, who throws knee strikes to his opponent’s legs. Scott starts landing some short, popping uppercuts, forcing Andrews to shift his head in the clinch. Andrews floors Scott with an uppercut inside but doesn’t chase the Englishman to the ground. Scott recovers quickly and stands to continue holding Andrews on the cage. Andrews uses a guillotine to force Scott to the ground with about 90 seconds remaining. Scott angles his head to escape danger from the choke, then powers back to his feet, where he continues to clinch with Andrews on the cage. Andrews keeps scoring with uppercuts in the tie-up, while Scott lands a few knees to the body. Scott gets the last offense of the round, tagging Andrews with a flurry of hooks and hitting one last takedown.
Sherdog ScoresJordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Andrews
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Andrews
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Andrews
Round 2Scott scores with some hard hooks in the opening minute of round two, while Andrews stays on his back foot, trying to counter in between leg kicks. Scott keeps pressing forward, hitting Andrews with jabs and uppercuts. “The Villain” comes alive with a lead uppercut and a combo behind it, but Scott eats it and continues to move ahead. Andrews comes away from a punching exchange pawing at his right eye, and referee Greg Kleynjans pauses the fight. The replay shows that Scott hit Andrews with a closed left hand. Andrews recovers after a minute and charges at Scott with punches, but Scott backs out of the way and Andrews falls to the ground. Scott pounces to set up in top position in Andrews’ half guard and begins dropping elbows on the Australian’s face. Andrews tries to elevate but can’t create any space and continues absorbing strikes. Andrews gets to his knees and is immediately threatened with a Scott guillotine attempt. Scott pulls guard, then rolls into full mount and cranks the choke to force the tap.
The Official ResultBrad Scott def. Dylan Andrews via Submission (Guillotine Choke) R2 4:54
Round 1Ellis sticks the incoming Rawlings with a right hand, changes levels and brings the Australian to the ground. Ellis quickly moves to half guard, then side control and steps over Rawlings’ head to try an armbar on the far side. She loses the submission as her back hits the ground, and now Rawlings is on top in Ellis’ closed guard. Ellis threatens with an armbar from her back, forcing Rawlings to bail out, but the ensuing scramble finds Rawlings landing back on top. Rawlings tries to crucifix from side control, can’t hold Ellis on the ground and tries a guillotine as the American stands up. Ellis backs up to the fence, pulls her head loose and shoots on Rawlings’ legs. Rawlings defends with her back to the fence, then comes out of the corner swinging, moving Ellis to the other side of the cage. Ellis eats elbows, uppercuts and knees, forcing her to shoot for a takedown. Rawlings shoves Ellis to her knees, spins to take the back and applies a rear-naked choke to force a tap.
The Official ResultBec Rawlings def. Lisa Ellis via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1 4:09
Round 1Kelly presses the action from the center, backing up Alvey to the fence, but it’s Alvey tagging the judoka with jabs and counter hooks. The Australian keeps coming and pays for his aggression, hitting the deck after Alvey puts a clean right hook on his temple. Kelly scrambles back to his feet and is greeted by another huge right hand that puts him right back down on the canvas. This time, referee Steve Perceval has seen enough and steps in before Alvey can land any follow-up shots.
The Official ResultSam Alvey def. Daniel Kelly via TKO (Punches) R1 0:49
Round 1Webb backs up Noke with a long left hook that bounces off the veteran’s gloves. The “Spyder” is cutting angles around the outside, looking for an opening to shoot a takedown, but when he does grab at his opponent’s legs, Noke stands him up. The southpaw Webb lands a left hand, an inside leg kick and switches to orthodox stance as he continues to cut angles around Noke, who works from the center. Noke lands a front kick to Webb’s chest, then eats an overhand right counter as he kicks at Webb’s leg. An uppercut clips Noke and knocks him off balance, but he regains his balance and continues to walk forward on Webb. A high single-leg attempt from Webb puts Noke’s back against the cage, and Webb sweeps the leg to put Noke to the ground. Webb drops down to try a heel hook or toe hold, but Noke doesn’t seem to be in danger and Webb abandons the hold. Noke presses forward jabbing and lands a couple stiff shots before being taken down again inside the final minute. Webb tries a guillotine, can’t get it and instead spins to take Noke’s back. Webb has one hook in, and Noke tries to escape out the free side. It’s a trap, and Webb finishes the round attempting a calf slicer.
Sherdog ScoresJordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Webb
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Webb
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Webb
Round 2Noke steps into the pocket with a leg kick and gets dropped by a blistering pair of punches. Webb comes down on top of the Aussie, setting up in Noke’s half guard before attacking the far arm and trying to step into full mount. Noke comes out the back door and stands over Webb dropping punches, stacking up the jiu-jitsu specialist by grabbing his legs and shoving him against the base of the fence. An upkick from Webb catches Noke, and now the Jackson-Wink MMA fighter comes back to Webb’s guard. With three minutes left, Noke stands and attacks Webb’s legs with chopping kicks. Webb tries a heel hook, can’t finish it but uses the sub attempt to sweep to top position. Noke kicks Webb away and stands with just over one minute left in the round. Webb tries a double-leg shot and gets sprawled on. Noke presses the action in the closing seconds and gets dropped by a big left hook from Webb.
Sherdog ScoresJordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Noke
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Webb
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Noke
Round 3Webb ducks under a punch and tries to tie up with Noke, but instead throws a knee to the body and exits the clinch. Noke is trudging forward but Webb is the speedier man, allowing him to dodge a lot of the Australian’s offense. A leg kick and a right hand from Noke draw a smile from Webb, who cracks back with a big left hand. Another overhand left scores for Webb; midway through the final round, the frame is still very much up for grabs. Noke stifles a takedown attempt but eats an overhand right from Webb, who is suddenly on the charge, pushing the action on Noke and throwing combinations. A straight right snaps back Noke’s head, but Noke still manages to shut down Webb’s double-leg shot behind it. Noke kicks the leg out from underneath Webb but can’t capitalize on the knockdown. Noke finishes the fight throwing kicks but can’t find his target on the moving Webb.
Sherdog ScoresJordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Webb (29-28 Webb)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Webb (30-27 Webb)
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Noke (29-28 Noke)
The Official ResultKyle Noke def. Jonavin Webb via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 27-30) R3 5:00
Round 1The southpaw Hooker circles Hioki, who stakes out the center of the cage and picks at the Kiwi with a couple outside leg kicks. Hooker snaps back Hioki’s head with a long jab, catches a kick but can’t keep hold of it. Hioki pops Hooker with a counter left straight and gives “The Hangman” a grin. Another right hand from Hioki appears to buckle Hooker’s legs, but Hooker stays standing. Hioki gets a finger to the eye, and referee John Sharp pauses the action to allow him to recover. It doesn’t take long, and Hioki gets back to action with a kick to the body of Hooker and a left hand upstairs. Hioki hits Hooker with a right hook on the end of a combination, changes levels and brings him to the ground at the base of the fence. He pulls Hooker’s legs out, peeling him off the fence to step into full mount. Hooker kicks off the cage to sweep, and now both featherweights scramble back to their feet. Hioki eats a head kick and quickly clinches up, then spins to take Hooker’s back standing at the end of the round.
Sherdog ScoresJordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hioki
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Hioki
Jeff Sherwood scores the round 10-9 Hioki
Round 2Hooker takes the center of the cage this time, but Hioki catches a high kick on his shoulder and uses it to push Hooker to the ground near the fence again. Hooker does well to contain Hioki in his guard this time, though Hioki hits him with a couple hammer fists to the fence. Hooker posts and stands, scraping Hioki off his back as they get up. Jabs are scoring for Hioki as Hooker pushes forward, but now Hooker begins to find his mark with straight left hands. Hooker denies a double-leg attempt from Hioki in the center of the cage with about 90 seconds left in the round. A body kick backs up Hooker a few steps, and Hioki follows up with a left hook on the same side. Hooker goes upstairs with a left high kick that catches Hioki flush. The Japanese fighter turns around, takes a couple right hands and drops face first onto the canvas, sending referee John Sharp into action.
The Official ResultDaniel Hooker def. Hatsu Hioki via KO (Head Kick and Punches) R2 4:13
Round 1Matthews steps forward on Vick with a pair of long punches, but the rangy “Texecutioner” backs up toward the fence to evade. A looping left hook catches Vick on the jaw, and Matthews rushes in behind it to tangle with Vick on the fence. Matthews digs for a single-leg as Vick keeps a wide base against the fence, preventing the takedown. Matthews clasps his hands on a double-leg, lifts Vick over his shoulder and slams him down to the canvas. Vick gets back up right away, and Matthews backpedals out of striking range. After slipping a few punches, Matthews cracks Vick with a left hook, then a straight right. Vick shuts down a double-leg attempt and creeps forward on Matthews, flicking out kicks and range-finding punches which mostly bounce off Matthews’ gloves. Matthews comes over the top with a right hand, then puts one on Vick’s ribs. Matthews whips around with a spinning back fist which misses, and the outstretched hand of Vick sticks a finger into the Australian’s right eye. Referee John Sharp calls the cageside physician to examine Matthews, who is cleared to continue. Vick eats a pair of punches, whiffs on the counter and hits Matthews with a low kick. Matthews shoots for a takedown but leaves his neck exposed, and Vick capitalizes with a high-elbow guillotine choke. Vick drags Matthews to the ground and cranks on the choke from side control until Matthews submits.
The Official ResultJames Vick def. Jake Matthews via Submission (Guillotine Choke) R1 4:53
Round 1Perosh uses a push kick to try and keep O’Connell out of range, but “The Real OC” keeps coming forward to land a leg kick and sting Perosh with punches on the fence. O’Connell tags the Australian with a combination, and Perosh looks to be in trouble. Perosh’s back is against the fence as O’Connell unloads with uppercuts and hooks, landing 10 or 12 punches in short order while Perosh somehow stays standing. Referee Greg Kleynjans shouts for Perosh to fight back, and when Perosh does not, the fight is waved off.
The Official ResultSean O’Connell def. Anthony Perosh via TKO (Punches) R1 0:56
Round 1Tavares throws a heavy outside leg kick to open, checked by Whittaker, who answers with a stiff jab. Whittaker misses with a front kick, steps in right behind it and blasts Tavares with a left hook. Tavares hits the ground, bounces back up and gets floored with another left hook on the button. A few hammer fists later, Whittaker has knocked Tavares out cold, and referee Steve Perceval has called a halt to the bout.
The Official ResultRobert Whittaker def. Brad Tavares via KO (Punches) R1 0:44
Round 1John Sharp is the referee for tonight’s heavyweight main event. Hunt opens with a leg kick, then taps Miocic’s chin with a left hook. Miocic drops levels for a quick takedown, but Hunt is back on his feet a split second later. Miocic presses forward, moving Hunt toward the cage, then slides back as the “Super Samoan” wings punches. Back to the center of the cage go the heavyweights, and Hunt touches Miocic with another left hook upstairs. Miocic comes forward to stick Hunt with a jab, then a short left hook on the chin. Midway through the round, Miocic floors Hunt with another single-leg takedown, landing in side control on the Kiwi’s left side. Miocic grinds on Hunt’s face and neck with short elbows and forearm shots. Hunt is unable to escape as the final minute ticks down and Miocic switches to hammer fists. Hunt looks dazed with 30 seconds left, but rather than continue to strike, Miocic switches to a kimura attempt. Hunt gets an underhook and stands with 10 seconds to go, and he hits Miocic with a right hand just before the horn.
Sherdog ScoresJordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Miocic
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Miocic
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Miocic
Round 2Miocic zaps Hunt with four or five stiff jabs in the opening 30 seconds of the round, leaving Hunt grabbing for air as he tries to get inside on the taller man. After a standing elbow, Miocic changes levels and once again uses a high single-leg to drag Hunt to the ground. This time, the heavyweights wind up against the cage, with Hunt on his knees and his right side flush to a cage post. Miocic drops left hands from the other side until Hunt is able to power back to his feet, where he’s greeted by a knee from the American. A pair of overhand rights send Hunt staggering backward, but he’s able to catch Miocic coming in with a counter left hook. Miocic drills hunt with a clinch knee, releases and hits him with a standing elbow before pushing the kickboxer against the cage. Pinning Hunt to the fence with an underhook, Miocic hits his man with a shoulder strike to the face before backing off to throw punches. Back to the clinch comes Miocic with one minute left in the second frame. He drops for a single-leg, can’t get it and comes back upstairs to trap Hunt on the fence again. Once again, Hunt comes alive just before the end of the round, tagging Miocic with a couple good left hands before the horn. Hunt heads back to his corner with a badly swollen right eye.
Sherdog ScoresJordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Miocic
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Miocic
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Miocic
Round 3Hunt hits Miocic with a left hook to start the round, but 10 seconds later, Miocic has him on the ground with another easy takedown. Miocic works from Hunt’s half guard, dropping more short elbow strikes on the damaged side of Hunt’s face. Hunt shrimps underneath and manages to create a little space, but Miocic uses the extra room to sock Hunt with hard left hands. Miocic pushes Hunt toward the fence, postures up in half guard and begins to unload with both hands. Referee Sharp tells Hunt to improve his position, and Hunt responds by getting to his knees, drawing a roar from the partisan crowd. Miocic stands and bears down on Hunt’s head, waiting for him to get off the ground to unload with a knee. Hunt stays down, so Miocic comes back to the ground, too. Hunt finally gets back to his feet, only to be dropped by a knee to the face. Hunt is in bad shape now, absorbing big shots to the face as Miocic steps over to full mount. Hunt is trying to defend himself with referee Sharp watching closely from a foot away and one minute on the clock. Miocic recognizes that he’s not going to get the stoppage and quits punching. Hunt bucks him out of full mount, but the position is no better for the Super Samoan, who keeps eating hard punches to the end of the round.
Sherdog ScoresJordan Breen scores the round 10-7 Miocic
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-7 Miocic
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-7 Miocic
Round 4Miocic hits the swollen face of Hunt with a long right hand before changing levels and spinning him to the ground with a single-leg in the center of the cage. They’re right back in the same position as last round, only this time Miocic is not impeded by the fence and can unload with elbows and punches from half guard at will. Hunt is just barely hanging on underneath, somehow defending himself enough to prevent referee Sharp from stopping the bout. As Miocic’s offense slows, Hunt makes a move to try and stand, but Miocic senses it and gets heavy on top. Miocic pushes Hunt toward the fence and resumes his assault, posturing up to crack Hunt’s face with longer punches. Hunt gets to one knee, then back to his feet, but even when he’s afforded some space by Miocic, the exhausted Hunt seems unable to muster a punch. Miocic clinches up with less than one minute remaining in round four, holding Hunt against the cage until the horn sounds.
Sherdog ScoresJordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Miocic
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-8 Miocic
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Miocic
Round 5Miocic wastes no time taking Hunt to the ground, bringing him to the floor near the fence and sitting up to drop punches. Hunt gets to one knee but can’t advance any further, as Miocic hooks his leg and keeps him on the canvas. Miocic peppers Hunt with short left hands, going under the armpit and around Hunt’s head to land shots. Referee Sharp calls for Hunt to fight back, and although Hunt is shifting underneath, he is offering nothing in return. Finally, mercifully, the referee calls a halt to the bout.
The Official ResultStipe Miocic def. Mark Hunt via TKO (Punches) R5 2:47