Another head kick by Adesanya, and Gastelum returns with a straight left. Lawler elevates Askren and dumps him to the mat with a thud. Smith defensive against the cage yet again. The win propels Munhoz up the top 10 and potentially into the conversation for a title shot, while former champion Cody Garbrandt is left sitting on his third consecutive loss. In the third, Stephens made his charge, but despite some strong moments he was unable to finish off Magomedsharipov, who took the decision by identical scores of 29-28. Left hook catches Mazany, and comes back to the body. Poirier with a right hook to the body of his own.
Gastelum moves forward right away and takes the center of the Octagon. Bahadurzada immediately drags him down again. Frevola lands an illegal upkick from inside his guard and the referee pauses the fight. He nearly catches Stamann with a knee coming in. Muhammad moves into half guard and continues to pepper Millender with ground and pound. Stephens repays with the same and again works for an angle.
Woodley is clearly looking for the finish with the choke, but Usman picks him up and slams him to the ground. All at once, Chiasson is throwing heat against the fence, and Mazany gets cracked with a right hand that drops Mazany to the mat. Viana chases her opponent for the first time, leading with leg kicks and following with a combination. I knew that was the fight of the night tonight and the best opportunity right now. They reset and stare for a second before Garbrandt works his jab and a kick. But Sanchez walks right into a left hook, doing his job for him.
Jones is just taking whatever is left out of Smith's gas tank. Spin back kick from Zhang, and Torres absorbs it before pushing forward. Torres lands a right hand as Zhang stays active with kicks. The co-main event has Tyron Woodley defending his welterweight title for the fifth time when he battles Kamaru Usman. The moment Byrd tried to shoot for a takedown, Shahbazyan stuffed the attempt and started dropping elbows, Travis Browne style, and Byrd wilted.
Body shot and more knees from Jones, who leans on Smith before backing off and firing a flying knee to end another dominant title defense. Munoz is hoping to pick up his third win in a row and drop his name into the hat of title contenders. From there Weili smashed Torres for the final two minutes of the fight. Round 2 — Volkanovski pushing forward. Gall gets up, and they tumble over each other. Diego Sanchez mauls Mickey Gall with 2nd round stoppage 8:26 p. Magomedsharipov sees the big punch coming and goes straight with a left before launching a kick to cover his exit.
She tries to attack, but referee Marc Goddard immediately waves off the fight with Zingano unable to open her eyes and defend. Alex Volkanovski Round 1 — Mendes takes the center and looks to advance. No touch of gloves to begin this one. What a great win for Pantoja, the biggest of his career so far. Frevola with a body kick and Turner with a counter straight right. Both men are throwing so many punches right now.
Botelho lands a spinning back kick to the body. Jones shoots for the takedown and has Smith pressed on the fence. Sherdog Scores Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Mueller 29-28 Botelho Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Mueller 29-28 Botelho Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Mueller 29-28 Botelho The Official Result Poliana Botelho def. Stamann looking for a way to set up a takedown. Arlovski seems to be fading a bit, and Harris is getting a second wind. Usman keeps pressing Woodley against the cage from top position and Woodley looks like a defeated man as he is just unable to get off his back.
Zhang spins with a backfist and is just off. Shoulder strikes from Usman with less than two minutes left. With the win, his first finish since June 2008, Sanchez moves to 31-11. Round 4 Woodley is out hunting for the finish but ends up giving up top position to Usman in a failed choke attempt. Torres having more luck with her right hand.