Live Coverage & Discussion For UFC 234

Live Coverage & Discussion For UFC 234

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Main Card (10pm EST., Pay-Per-View)

#6 Israel Adesanya vs. #15 Anderson Silva

Marcos Mariano vs. Lando Vannata

#15 Rani Yahya vs. Ricky Simon

#14 Montana De La Rosa vs. Nadia Kassem

Jim Crute vs. Sam Alvey

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., ESPN)

Devonte Smith vs. Dong Hyun Kim

Austin Arnett vs. Shane Young

Kai Kara-France vs. Raulian Paiva

Teruto Ishihara vs. Kyung Ho Kang

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Jalin Turner def. Callan Potter by KO via strikes (0:53, R1)

Jonathan Martinez def. Wuliji Buren by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)


Wuliji Buren vs. Jonathan Martinez

Round One: The round begins with Martinez attacking Buren with some leg kicks, Buren responds by throwing kicks of his own. Martinez and Buren exchange some high kick attempts, Buren gets Martinez against the cage wall after a striking exchange. Buren scores a takedown on Martinez and he gets the open guard, Martinez scrambles and Buren goes for a guillotine choke. Martinez escapes the choke by gaining side control and he hits Buren with a few strikes, Martinez transitions to back control against Buren. Buren tries getting up and Martinez drags him back to the ground, Buren gets up and Martinez attacks him with strikes before getting Buren against the cage wall. Martinez nails Buren with a knee strike before separating, Buren drops Martinez with a leg kick and he gets top position on the ground. Buren lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters attacking each other with leg kicks, Martinez looks for a high kick against Buren. Buren attacks Martinez with a knee strike followed by a body kick, Martinez hits an incoming Buren with a multiple strike combination. Martinez cracks Buren with a kick to the midsection, Martinez nails Buren with a body kick followed by a left. Buren scores a takedown on Martinez and he gets the half guard, Martinez scrambles to his feet and he gets Buren against the cage wall. Martinez gets Buren down to a knee while landing some strikes, Martinez gets Buren to the ground and he gets back control. Martinez attacks Buren with a few knee strikes as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Martinez attacking Buren with some leg kicks, Buren scores a takedown on Martinez and he gets the full mount. Martinez scrambles and Buren catches him in an arm bar, Martinez gets free and he gains back control on Buren. Martinez attacks Buren with some ground and pound, Martinez transitions to the full mount against Buren before regaining back control. Martinez attacks Buren with some ground and pound, Buren spins at the right time to get top position on Martinez. Buren rolls for an anaconda choke and Martinez escapes to get head control on him, Martinez transitions to the open guard of Buren. Martinez attacks Buren with ground and pound as the round ends.

Official Result: Jonathan Martinez def. Wuliji Buren by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Callan Potter vs. Jalin Turner

Round One: The round begins with Potter attacking Turner with some leg kicks, Potter eats a knee strike while getting Turner against the cage wall. Turner scores a takedown on Potter and he immediately gets up to avoid a leg lock, Turner destroys Potter with a multiple strike combination and Potter goes out cold.

Official Result: Jalin Turner def. Callan Potter by KO via strikes (0:53, R1)

Kai Kara-France vs. Raulian Paiva

Round One: The round begins with Kara-France peppering Paiva with a few jabs, Kara-France then briefly drops Paiva with a two punch combination. Paiva starts attacking Kara-France with some leg kicks, Kara-France responds by hitting Paiva with a right. Paiva grabs Kara-France and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Paiva looks for a head kick. Kara-France then cracks Paiva with a two punch combination,Kara-France again cracks Paiva with a right hook. Paiva starts hunting for some takedowns against Kara-France, Paiva charges at Kara-France while swinging away at him. Paiva attempts a flying knee strike as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Paiva attacking Kara-France with some leg kicks, Kara-France goes for the takedown and Paiva winds up with top position. Paiva gets side control while nailing Kara-France with strikes, Kara-France scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Kara-France starts attacking Paiva with some jabs, Paiva attacks Kara-France with a combination of his own. Paiva scores a takedown on Kara-France and he postures up before landing strikes, Kara-France scrambles to his feet and the fighters have a striking exchange. Paiva stuns Kara-France with a multiple punch combination. Kara-France goes for a takedown and Paiva gets top position as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Kara-France attacking Paiva with some leg kicks, Paiva rocks a swinging Kara-France with a counter strike combination. Kara-France goes for a head kick and Paiva blocks it, Paiva catches an incoming Kara-France with a short left hook. Paiva follows up by nailing Kara-France with a right, Paiva accidentally nails Kara-France low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Kara-France and Paiva swinging away at each other, Paiva nails Kara-France with a kick to the midsection. Paiva stuns a kicking Kara-France with a counter right, Paiva goes after Kara-France and nearly gets him in a standing guillotine choke. Kara-France scores a takedown on Paiva and Paiva gets back up, Paiva goes for a spinning back kick to the head and Kara-France blocks it. Paiva looks to hit a swinging Kara-France with counter strikes, Kara-France hits a swinging Paiva with a counter left hook. Kara-France scores a takedown on Paiva as the round ends.

Official Result: Kai Kara-France def. Raulian Paiva by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Austin Arnett vs. Shane Young

Round One: The round begins with Young attacking Arnett with some leg kicks, Young pops Arnett with jabs and a right. Arnett looks for a head kick against Young and it gets blocked, Young cracks Arnett with a right hook. Arnett pops a swinging Young with a counter left, Arnett follow sup by nailing Young with a straight left. Arnett continually nails Young with lefts to the face, Arnett uses the jab to keep Young at a distance while eating a few strikes in return. Young comes forward and he takes some swings at Arnett, Young nails Arnett with a multiple punch combo followed by a knee strike as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Young coming forward and jabbing away at Arnett, Young also attacks Arnett with some leg kicks. Young also nails Arnett with a kick to the midsection, Young then hits Arnett with a right to the midsection. Arnett cracks a swinging Young with a counter left, Arnett nails Young with some leg kicks of his own. Arnett goes for a head kick and Young blocks it, Arnett catches Young with a straight right to the face. Young backs up Arnett while landing a multiple punch combination, Young lands another combo as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Young following Arnett around while throwing strikes, Arnett looks to hit a swinging Young with counter strikes. Young continues coming forward while swinging away at Arnett, Arnett uses the jab to keep Young at a distance. Young also starts nailing Arnett with some leg kicks, Young also nails Arnett with a few rights to the face. Young attacks Arnett with a punching combination that started after an uppercut was landed, Arnett cracks Young with an elbow strike. Young drops Arnett during a striking exchange as the round ends.

Official Result: Shane Young def. Austin Arnett by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Devonte Smith vs. Dong Hyun Ma

Round One: The round begins with Smith attacking Ma with some leg kicks, Smith goes for a head kick against Ma. Smith backs up Ma by throwing a few combinations, Ma throws a few kicks to a backing Smith and little lands. Smith rocks a kicking Ma with a two punch combination, Smith drops Ma with a multiple punch combination and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Devonte Smith def. Dong Hyun Ma by TKO via strikes (3:53, R1)

Jim Crute vs. Sam Alvey

Round One: The round begins with Crute attacking Alvey with a few kicks, Crute starts nailing Alvey with some leg kicks. Crute goes for multiple head kicks and Alvey blocks them all, Crute hits Alvey with a kick to the midsection. Alvey comes forward and he pops Crute with a short left, Crute drops Alvey with a right and Alvey gets back up. Alvey goes for a takedown and Crute scrambles to get back control, Crute attacks Alvey with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Jim Crute def. Sam Alvey by TKO via strikes (2:49, R1)

#14 Montana De La Rosa vs. Nadia Kassem

Round One: The round begins with De La Rosa cracking Kassem with a multiple punch combination, Kassem tries pulling guard and De La Rosa gets the half guard on the ground. De La Rosa attacks Kassem with ground and pound, Kassem gets De La Rosa in her full guard while eating more strikes. De La Rosa returns to the half guard while nailing Kassem with more strikes, Kassem gets De La Rosa back into the full guard. De La Rosa transitions to the half guard position against Kassam, De La Rosa rolls for a kimura as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with De La Rosa attacking a kicking Kassem with a punching combination, De La Rosa scores a takedown on Kassem and she gets the half guard. De La Rosa moves to side control against Kassem while landing more strikes, De La Rosa advances to the full mount against Kassem. De La Rosa rolls for a triangle choke while landing elbow strikes, De La Rosa transitions to an arm bar and a tap out follows.

Official Result: #14 Montana De La Rosa def. Nadia Kassem by submission via arm bar (2:37, R2)

#15 Rani Yahya vs. Ricky Simon

Round One: The round begins with Yahya attacking Simon with some leg kicks, Yahya goes for a high kick against Simon. Simon starts attacking Yahya with some leg kicks of his own, Yahya hits a swinging Simon with a three punch combination. Simon stuns a backing Yahya with a short right hook, Yahya nails Simon with a kick to the midsection. Simon drops Yahya with a right and he pounces on him with more strikes before getting up, Simon drops Yahya with a left hook and he lets him get back up. Simon nails Yahya with some shots to the midsection, Yahya comes forward and Simon nails him with an uppercut. Yahya continuously looks for takedowns against Simon, Yahya catches Simon with a few kicks to the midsection. Yahya falls to his back and Simon kicks away at his legs, Yahya gets up and Simon attacks him with a head kick as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Yahya kicking Simon in the midsection, Yahya and Simon start exchanging some rights. Simon nails a kicking Yahya with a counter right hook, Yahya attacks Simon with some kicks to the midsection. Yahya falls to his back and Simon kicks away at his legs until he gets back up, Yahya pops an incoming Simon with a right. Yahya again nails Simon with a kick to the midsection, Yahya and Simon exchange a few punching combinations. Yahya rocks a swinging Simon with a counter right hook, Yahya charges at a backing Simon while swinging away at him. Simon drops an incoming Yahya with a shoulder tackle, Yahya gets up and Simon attacks him with a left. Yahya falls to his back and Simon gets top position as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Yahya pulling guard and he gets Simon to the ground, Simon scrambles to his feet and Yahya gets up as well. Yahya and Simon exchange some striking combinations, Yahya falls to his back and Simon makes him get back up. Yahya and Simon have a few striking exchanges, Yahya continuously hunts for takedowns against Simon. Simon charges forward and he attacks Yahya with combinations, Simon scores a takedown on Yahya and he gets the open guard. Simon attacks Yahya with ground and pound as the round ends.

Marcos Mariano vs. Lando Vannata

Round One: The round begins with Mariano attempting a high kick against Vannata, Vannata starts attacking Mariano with leg kicks. Mariano attacks Vannata with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Vannata scores a takedown on Mariano and he gets the half guard. Mariano gets Vannata in his full guard after eating a few strikes, Vannata attacks Mariano with ground and pound. Vannata gets the north/south position on Mariano, Vannata goes for a kimura and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Lando Vannata def. Marcos Mariano by submission via kimura (4:55, R1)

#6 Israel Adesanya vs. #15 Anderson Silva

Round One: The round begins with Adesanya attacking Silva with some leg kicks, Adesanya goes for a head kick against Silva. Adesanya comes forward and he pops Silva with a short right, Adesanya nails a charging Silva with a two punch combination. Adesanya nails Silva with a right followed by a knee strike, Silva comes forward and he swings away at Adesanya. Silva then nails Adesanya with a kick to the midsection, Silva pops a swinging Adesanya with a counter right. Adesanya responds by landing a few rights of his own against Silva, Adesanya then nails Silva with a left followed by a push kick. Adesanya swings away at Silva as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Silva going for a head kick against Adesanya, Silva nails a swinging Adesany a with a counter right. Adesanya and Silva exchange some kick attempts against each other, Adesanya goes after Silva by landing leg kicks. Silva goes for a spinning heel kick against Adesanya and Adesanya nails him with a left, Silva hits Adesanya with a counter right. Silva charges at Adesanya while landing a multiple punch combination, Adesanya cracks Silva with a two punch combination. Silva backs Adesanya into the cage wall while swinging away at him, Silva attacks Adesanya with some leg kicks of his own. Silva again charges at v while throwing combinations, Silva goes for a spin kick as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Adesanya attempting a front kick against Silva, Adesanya goes back to attacking Silva with leg kicks. Silva goes for a flying knee strike against a tripping Adesanya, the fighters exchange blows while near the cage wall. Adesanya pops Silva with a front kick to the midsection, Adesanya catches Silva with a straight left. Adesanya comes forward and he attacks Silva with a high kick, Adesanya hits Silva with a right to the midsection. Silva and Adesanya exchange high kick attempts, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Official Result: #6 Israel Adesanya def. #15 Anderson Silva by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

 

 

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