UFC 241 Results, Live Coverage & Discussion

UFC 241 Results, Live Coverage & Discussion

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

UFC Heavyweight Championship
#1 Stipe Miocic def. Daniel Cormier by KO via strikes (4:09, R4) to win the title

Nate Diaz def. #7 Anthony Pettis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

#7 Paulo Costa def. #2 Yoel Romero by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Sodiq Yusuff def. Gabriel Benitez by TKO via strikes (4:14, R1)

#8 Derek Brunson def. #10 Ian Heinisch by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., ESPN)

Khama Worthy def. Devonte Smith by TKO via strikes (4:15, R1)

#9 Cory Sandhagen def. #3 Raphael Assuncao by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Drakkar Klose def. Christos Giagos by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Casey Kenney def. Manny Bermudez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (6:30pm EST., ESPN+)

Hannah Cifers def. Jodie Esquibel by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Kyung Ho Kang def. Brandon Davis by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Sabina Mazo def. Shanna Dobson by unanimous decision (30-24, 30-25, 30-25)

Sabina Mazo vs. Shanna Dobson

Round One: The round begins with Dobson attacking Mazo with some leg kicks, Dobson and Mazo exchange a bunch of kicks. Mazo rocks Dobson with a kick to the midsection, Mazo gets Dobson against the cage wall while landing a ton of strikes. Mazo scores a takedown on Dobson and she gets the full guard, Mazo attacks Dobson with ground and pound. Dobson scrambles and Mazo maintains top control, Mazo briefly postures up while nailing Dobson with more strikes. Dobson scrambles to her feet and Mazo attacks her with knee strikes, Mazo scores another takedown on Dobson and she lands a bunch more strikes afterwards. Mazo gains the full mount against Dobson, Mazo lands more ground and pound as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Mazo nailing Dobson with multiple kicks to the midsection, Dobson comes forward and she takes some swings at Mazo. Dobson gets Mazo against the cage wall and Mazo spins her before exchanging knee strikes, Mazo starts assaulting Dobson with a plethora of unanswered knee strikes. Dobson pops Mazo with a few short rights while in the clinch, Mazo scores a takedown onDobson and she gets the half guard. Dobson scrambles to her feet and Mazo attacks her with a knee strike, Dobson charges at Mazo while swinging away at her. Mazo nails Dobson with a front kick to the midsection as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Mazo peppering a swinging Dobson with a ton of jabs, Dobson starts attacking Mazo with some leg kicks. Mazo cracks Dobson with a few kicks to the midsection, Mazo stays on the outside while picking Dobson apart with strikes. Mazo backs Dobson into the cage wall while landing a plethora of unanswered knee strikes, Mazo scores a takedown on Dobson and she gets side control. Mazo attacks Dobson with some ground and pound, Mazo lands more strikes as the round ends.

Official Result: Sabina Mazo def. Shanna Dobson by unanimous decision (30-24, 30-25, 30-25)

Kyung Ho Kang vs. Brandon Davis

Round One: The round begins with Davis attacking Kang with some leg kicks, Kang then pops Davis with a right before exchanging leg kicks. Davis nails a swinging Kang with a counter right, Kang grabs Davis and gets him up against the cage wall. Davis nails Kang with a knee strike before separating, Kang starts peppering Davis with jabs. Davis briefly drops Kang by landing some leg kicks, Kang causes Davis to stumble after landing a jab. Davis then pops a swinging Kang with a counter left hook, Kang cracks Davis with a kick to the midsection. Kang drops a kicking Davis with a counter right, Davis gets up and Kang drags him to the ground while getting back control. Davis scrambles and Kang winds up getting the half guard, Kang lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Davis immediately attacking Kang with leg kicks, Davis and Kang also exchange some jabs. Kang goes for a takedown and Davis counters with an arm bar attempt, Kang escapes the submission to get top control on Davis. Kang postures up and Davis nails him with an up kick, Davis scrambles after that and he stands up before getting Kang against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Davis attacks Kang with combinations, Davis backs up Kang by throwing a few kicks. Kang cracks Davis with a straight right to the chin, Davis backs up Kang by landing some rights of his own. Davis swings away at Kang as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Davis immediately attacking Kang with leg kicks, Davis slips on a kick attempt and Kang gets top position on the ground. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Davis swinging away at Kang. Kang scores a takedown on Davis and he gets side control, Davis scrambles to his feet and he attacks Kang with a combination. Kang scores another takedown on Davis and he gets the full guard, Kang attacks Davis with ground and pound as the round ends.

Official Result: Kyung Ho Kang def. Brandon Davis by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Hannah Cifers vs. Jodie Esquibel

Round One: The round begins with Cifers attacking Esquibel with some leg kicks, Esquibel and Cifers have a few striking exchanges. Esquibel cracks Cifer with a few rights while eating some strikes in return, Esquibel starts hunting for takedowns against Cifers. Cifers backs up Esquibel after landing a kick to the midsection, Cifers cracks a swinging Esquibel with a counter right. Esquibel goes for a high kick against Cifers and it gets blocked, Esquibel attacks Cifers with a left before eating a counter right. Cifers nails a kicking Esquibel with a counter right hook, Esquibel looks for a takedown as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few kicks, Esquibel charges forward and she attacks Cifers with combinations. Cifers nails Esquibel with some punching combinations, Cifers attacks Esquibel with some leg kicks. Esquibel scores a takedown on Cifers and she gets the full guard, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Cifers scoring a takedown on Esquibel, Esquibel scrambles to her feet while eating a few strikes. Esquibel scores a takedown on Cifers and Cifers immediately rolls for an arm bar, Esquibel escapes and both fighters scramble to their feet. Esquibel and Cifers swing away at each other as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Esquibel and Cifers jabbing away at each other, Cifers comes forward and she attacks Esquibel with a few kicks. Cifers starts attacking Esquibel with some leg kicks, Esquibel throws a few high kicks of her own against Cifers. Esquibel scores a takedown on Cifers and she gets the full guard, Esquibel attacks Cifers with some ground and pound. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Esquibel attacking Cifers with some kicks. Cifers attacks Esquibel with a few kicks to the midsection, Esquibel scores a takedown and Cifers sweeps her as the round ends.

Official Result: Hannah Cifers def. Jodie Esquibel by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Manny Bermudez vs. Casey Kenney

Round One: The round begins with Kenney attacking Bermudez with some leg kicks, Bermudez pops a kicking Kenney with a counter right. Kenney attacks Bermudez with a variety of kicks, Bermudez scores a takedown on Kenney and he eventually gets back control. Kenney scrambles and he gets Bermudez in his half guard, Kenney then gets Bermudez in his full guard. Kenney scrambles to his feet and Bermudez gets him against the cage wall, Kenney scores a takedown on Bermudez and he gets the half guard. Kenney advances to side control against Bermudez, Bermudez eventually gets Kenney in his half guard. Kenney opts to stand up and Bermudez gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Kenney nails Bermudez with a left. Kenney swings away at Bermudez as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Kenney attacking Bermudez with some leg kicks, Bermudez grabs Kenney and gets him against the cage wall. Bermudez scores a takedown on Kenney and he gets side control, Kenney sweeps Bermudez and he gets top control. Kenney gains the half guard against Bermudez before getting back control, Kenney briefly looks for a choke before regaining the half guard against Bermudez, Kenney attacks Bermudez with some ground and pound. Kenney regains back control while nailing Bermudez with more strikes, Bermudez scrambles his way to his feet to get the fight standing again. Bermudez grabs Kenney and he gets him back against the cage wall, Bermudez drags Kenney to the ground while gaining back control. Kenney scrambles to freedom before getting top control on Bermudez as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Kenney attacking Bermudez with leg kicks, Bermudez comes forward and he swings away at Kenney. Kenney nails a swinging Bermudez with a counter left hook, Bermudez backs up Kenney while landing combinations. Kenney scores a takedown on Bermudez and Bermudez quickly sweeps him to get top control, Bermudez attacks Kenney with some ground and pound. Bermudez stays in the half guard on Kenney while looking for a guillotine choke, Bermudez nails Kenney with a few more strikes as the round ends.

Official Result: Casey Kenney def. Manny Bermudez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Christos Giagos vs. Drakkar Klose

Round One: The round begins with Giagos and Klose taking a few swings at each other, Giagos and Klose exchange kicks to the midsection. Giagos nails a wildly swinging Klose with some counter strikes, Klose goes after Giagos with leg kicks. Giagos grabs Klose and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Klose goes for a head kick, Giagos gets Klose back against the cage wall after landing a few strikes. The fighters separate and Giagos nails a swinging Klose with a knee strike, Giagos starts landing some leg kicks of his own against Klose. Giagos then nails Klose with a kick to the midsection, Klose grabs Giagos and gets him up against the cage wall. Giagos lands a combination before eating some rights and the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters having a wild striking exchange, Klose clinches with Giagos and he attacks him with knee strikes. Klose briefly drops Giagos with a leg kick, Giagos nails a swinging Klose with a counter left hook. Giagos cracks Klose with a kick to the midsection before eating a knee strike, Giagos keeps Klose at a distance by taking a few swings at him. Klose clinches with Giagos while landing a combination, Klose goes after Giagos with some leg kicks. The fighters briefly clinch and exchange some strikes, Klose eats a right before getting Giagos against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Klose scores a takedown on Giagos a short time later, Klose attacks Giagos with a few strikes as he gets to his feet. The fighters have a wild striking exchange near the cage wall and the round ends.

Official Result: Drakkar Klose def. Christos Giagos by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#3 Raphael Assuncao vs. #9 Cory Sandhagen

Round One: The round begins with Assuncao attacking Sandhagen with some leg kicks, Sandhagen and Assuncao exchange punching combinations. Sandhagen then cracks Assuncao with a right uppercut, Sandhagen nails Assuncao with leg kicks of his own. Sandhagen gets Assuncao near the cage wall before landing a right to the midsection, Sandhagen stuns Assuncao with a two punch combination. Sandhagen stuns Assuncao with a left hook to the midsection, Sandhagen continues attacking the body of Assuncao. Assuncao starts firing back against an incoming Sandhagen, the fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall. The fighters separate and Sandhagen nails Assuncao with a right followed by a flying knee strike, Sandhagen backs Assuncao into the cage wall for a short time. Sandhagen lands a leg kick as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Sandhagen and Assuncao exchanging a few kicks, Sandhagen nails Assuncao with some front kicks to the midsection. Assuncao then cracks Sandhagen with a right to the midsection, Sandhagen grabs Assuncao and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Assuncao drags Sandhagen to the ground while getting back control, Sandhagen spins at the right time to get top control on Assuncao. Sandhagen gains back control on Assuncao after a scramble, Assuncao scrambles to his feet and he gets Sandhagen against the cage wall. Sandhagen drags Assuncao back to the ground and Assuncao cracks him with a few strikes, Sandhagen scrambles and regains top control on Assuncao. Assuncao scrambles again and Sandhagen nails him with a few strikes as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Sandhagen attacking Assuncao with some leg kicks, Assuncao pops a swinging Sandhagen with a counter left. Sandhagen cracks Assuncao with a few lefts to the midsection, Assuncao scores a takedown and Sandhagen gets right back up. Sandhagen cracks Assuncao with a few short rights to the midsection, Assuncao gets Sandhagen against the cage wall after eating a kick to the midsection. The fighters separate and take a few swings at each other, Assuncao grabs Sandhagen and gets him against the cage wall. Assuncao scores another takedown on Sandhagen and Sandhagen gets back up, the fighters separate and Sandhagen attacks Assuncao with a flying knee strike. Sandhagen gets Assuncao down with a kimura and Assuncao gets back up, Sandhagen nails Assuncao with an uppercut as the round ends.

Official Result: #9 Cory Sandhagen def. #3 Raphael Assuncao by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Devonte Smith vs. Khama Worthy

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Smith nails Worthy with a kick to the midsection. Worthy backs up Smith with a front kick to the midsection, Worthy nails Smith with a right to the midsection. Smith accidentally pokes Worthy in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Worthy attacking Smith with a combination. Worthy starts winning the leg kick battle against Smith, Worthy then cracks Smith with a straight right. Worthy drops a swinging Smith with a counter strike combination, Worthy pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Khama Worthy def. Devonte Smith by TKO via strikes (4:15, R1)

#8 Derek Brunson vs. #10 Ian Heinisch

Round One: The round begins with Heinisch rocking Brunson with a head kick, Brunson recovers and he gets Heinisch against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Brunson attacks Heinisch with a left, Heinisch charges at Brunson while swinging away at him. Brunson comes forward and he nails Heinisch with a few lefts, Heinisch briefly looks for a takedown against Brunson before eating a left. Brunson goes for multiple high kicks and Heinisch blocks them all, Brunson grabs the leg of Heinisch before a striking exchange breaks out. Heinisch goes back to the high kicks and Brunson blocks them all, Brunson nails a swinging Heinisch with a counter strike combination. Brunson gets Heinisch against the cage wall as the round ends

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Heinisch looks for a takedown after Brunson nails him with a two punch combination. Brunson looks for a high kick and Heinisch blocks it, Brunson cracks a backing Heinisch with a few lefts. Brunson also attacks Heinisch with kicks to the midsection, Brunson charges at Heinisch while landing a multiple strike combination. Heinisch looks for another takedown and Brunson nails him with a right, Heinisch takes a few swings after Brunson slipped on a kick attempt. Brunson attacks Heinisch with some more kicks to the midsection, Heinisch looks for a takedown and Brunson counters with a few lefts as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some kicks, Heinisch and Brunson have a striking exchange in the center of the Octagon. Brunson scores a takedown and Heinisch gets right back up, Brunson grabs Heinisch and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Brunson backs up Heinisch by landing a few lefts. Brunson scores another takedown on Heinisch and Heinisch gets back up again, Heinisch nails a clinching Brunson with an elbow strike to the head. Brunson then cracks a swinging Heinisch with a counter left, Heinisch eats a body kick before landing a two punch combination. Brunson again nails Heinisch with a kick to the midsection, Heinisch and Brunson swing away at each other as the round ends.

Official Result: #8 Derek Brunson def. #10 Ian Heinisch by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Gabriel Benitez vs. Sodiq Yusuff

Round One: The round begins with Yusuff popping a kicking Benitez with some rights, Yusuff follows Benitez around the cage while landing combinations. Benitez tries slowing Yusuff down by throwing a variety of kicks, Benitez nails Yusuff with a knee strike to the midsection. Benitez and Yusuff exchange a bunch of leg kicks, Yusuff goes for a high kick and Benitez blocks it, Benitez cracks a kicking Yusuff with a counter left, Benitez drops Yusuff with a left and Yusuff gets up while eating more strikes from Benitez. Yusuff backs up Benitez by throwing an overhand left, Benitez cracks a swinging Yusuff with a counter left. Yusuff drops a swinging Benitez with a counter right, Yusuff pounces on a downed Benitez until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Sodiq Yusuff def. Gabriel Benitez by TKO via strikes (4:14, R1)

#2 Yoel Romero vs. #7 Paulo Costa

Round One: The round begins with Costa attacking Romero with a few kicks, Romero responds with a few swings of his own. Romero nails Costa with a head kick before attempting a takedown, Costa backs Romero up while taking a few swings at him. Costa briefly drops a swinging Romero with a counter left, Romero gets up and he drops Costa. Costa gets up and he swings away at a backing Romero, Costa nails Romero with multiple body kicks. Costa cracks a spinning Romero with a right to the midsection, Costa keeps Romero against the cage wall while swinging at him. Romero nails Costa with a flying knee strike followed by a left, Costa accidentally nails Romero low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Romero attacking Costa with a few kicks, Romero then nails Costa with a left. Romero goes for a takedown and Costa nails him with a few strikes, Costa backs up Romero while landing a combination. Romero pops a swinging Costa with a counter left, Costa attempts a roundhouse kick against Romero as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Romero taking a few swings at Costa, Costa backs up Romero while throwing some combinations. Costa cracks Romero with some kicks to the midsection, Costa nails Romero with a short left hook. Costa lights up Romero with a multiple punch combination, Romero tries keeping Costa at a distance while kicking away at him. Romero also starts attacking Costa with a plethora of jabs, Costa comes forward and he nails Romero with a right. Costa eats more jabs before attacking Romero with an overhand right, Romero scores a takedown on Costa as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Romero and Costa peppering each other with jabs, Romero comes forward and he nails Costa with a combination. Costa goes back to kicking Romero in the midsection, Costa backs up Romero while landing some rights. Romero accidentally pokes Costa in the eyes and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other. Costa nails Romero with a few rights to the midsection, Romero comes forward and he nails Costa with combinations. Romero nails a swinging Costa with a back fist strike, Romero bacs Costa into the cage wall while landing a combination. Romero eats a leg kicks before nailing Costa with another combination, Romero inches closer while nailing Costa with uppercuts. Romero scores a takedown on Costa and Costa gets back up as the round ends.

Official Result: #7 Paulo Costa def. #2 Yoel Romero by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#7 Anthony Pettis vs. Nate Diaz

Round One: The round begins with Pettis and Diaz exchanging some kicks, Pettis pops a swinging Diaz with a counter right. Pettis also starts attacking Diaz with some leg kicks, Pettis and Diaz get into a brief striking exchange. The fighters clinch and they exchange some more strikes, Pettis lands a combo as he separates from Diaz. Pettis goes for a head kick against a swinging Diaz, Diaz grabs Pettis and he gets him against the cage wall. Diaz cracks Pettis with a few knee strikes before separating, Diaz scores a takedown on a kicking Pettis and he gets the open guard. Diaz attacks Pettis with some ground and pound, Diaz transitions to back control against Pettis. Diaz then gains full mount on Pettis while landing strikes, Diaz returns to back control while landing more strikes and the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Pettis injuring himself while attacking Diaz with a leg kick, Diaz comes forward and he swings away at Pettis. Pettis cracks a swinging Diaz with a counter left, Pettis comes forward and he attacks Diaz with a few rights. Pettis backs Diaz into the cage wall while taking a few swings at him, Pettis accidentally pokes Diaz in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Pettis nailing Diaz with a right before missing a head kick attempt, Diaz backs Pettis into the cage wall while swinging away at him. Diaz gets standing back control on Pettis while landing a few knee strikes, Diaz drags Pettis to the ground while getting side control. Diaz postures up and Pettis eats a knee strike when getting up, the fighters briefly separate and swing away at each other. Diaz and Pettis have a wild striking exchange near the cage wall, Diaz nails Pettis with multiple knee strikes to the head. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Diaz immediately backing Pettis into the cage wall as they swing away at each other, the fighters separate and continue swinging away at each other. Pettis grabs Diaz and he briefly gets him against the cage wall, Diaz destroys Pettis with a massive combinations. Diaz eventually drops Pettis on the tail end of that combination and he pounces on him with more strikes, Diaz gets back control on a downed Pettis while landing more strikes. Pettis spins at the right time to get top control against Diaz, Pettis starts attacking Diaz with some ground and pound, Pettis postures up and he quickly goes back on the ground against Diaz. Diaz nails Pettis with strikes while on his back, Diaz sweeps Pettis and he gets back control a short time later. Pettis sweeps Diaz and regains top control as the round ends.

Official Result: Nate Diaz def. #7 Anthony Pettis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

UFC Heavyweight Championship
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. #1 Stipe Miocic

Round One: The round begins with Cormier attacking Miocic with some leg kicks, Miocic responds with a few leg kicks of his own on Cormier. Cormier fakes a takedown before nailing Miocic with a left hook, Cormier nails an incoming Miocic with a two punch combination. Cormier starts attacking Miocic with some combinations, Cormier scores a takedown on Miocic and he gets the half guard. Cormier quickly gains side control and then half guard again against Miocic, Miocic eventually gets Cormier in his full guard. Cormier starts attacking Miocic with some ground and pound, Cormier postures up and he gets back control on Miocic a short time later. Cormier attacks Miocic with a ton of hammer fists, Miocic gets up and Cormier nails him with elbow strikes as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Miocic attacking Cormier with a few jabs, Cormier goes back to attacking Miocic with some leg kicks. Miocic tries staying at a distance while swinging at Cormier, Cormier comes forward and he attacks Miocic with combinations. Cormier nails Miocic in the head with an elbow strike, Miocic nails an incoming Cormier with a three punch combination. Miocic grabs Cormier and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Miocic pops Cormier with a few jabs. Cormier responds by cracking Miocic with a right, Cormier eventually gets Miocic against the cage wall after taking a few more swings at each other. The fighters separate and Miocic pops Cormier with a few rights, Cormier fires back and he nails Miocic with a few of his own rights. Cormier stays close to Miocic while landing more combinations, Cormier nails Miocic with a head kick as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Miocic again peppering Cormier with some jabs, Miocic backs up Cormier with a two punch combination. Miocic also goes after Cormier with some leg kicks, Cormier backs up Miocic while landing a few lefts. Cormier starts attacking Miocic with leg kicks of his own, Miocic grabs Cormier and he gets him against the cage wall. Miocic attacks Cormier with a few strikes while in the clinch, Miocic separates from Cormier after attempting a spinning elbow strike. Cormier follows Miocic around the Octagon as they swing away at each other, Miocic scores a takedown onCormier and Cormier gets right back up while eating a knee strike. Miocic cracks an incoming Cormier with a right uppercut, Cormier backs up Miocic after landing a two punch combination. Miocic and Cormier exchange some rights by the cage wall, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Round Four: The round begins with Miocic attacking Cormier with jabs and leg kicks, Cormier fires back at Miocic with some leg kicks. Miocic cracks Cormier with a few left hooks to the midsection, Cormier comes forward and he pops Miocic with a short right. Miocic starts focusing his attack on the midsection of Cormier, Cormier starts charging forward and taking swings at Miocic. Cormier cracks a swinging Miocic with a counter right hook, Miocic continuously nails Cormier with lefts to the midsection. Miocic stuns Cormier with a two punch combination, Miocic drops Cormier with a multiple punch combination afterwards and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #1 Stipe Miocic def. Daniel Cormier by KO via strikes (4:09, R4) to win the title

 

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