UFC Fight Night Vancouver Results: Donald Cerrone vs. Justin Gaethje Headlines

UFC Fight Night Vancouver Results: Donald Cerrone vs. Justin Gaethje Headlines

Main Card (8pm EST., ESPN+)

#5 Justin Gaethje def. #4 Donald Cerrone by TKO via strikes (4:18, R1)

#9 Glover Teixeira def. #13 Nikita Krylov by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Todd Duffee fought Jeff Hughes to a no contest via accidental eye poke (4:03, R1)

Tristan Connelly def. Michel Pereira by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

#12 Uriah Hall def. #13 Antonio Carlos Jr. by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#15 Misha Cirkunov def. Jim Crute by submission via peruvian necktie (3:38, R1)

Preliminary Card (5pm EST., ESPN+)

#15 Augusto Sakai def. #14 Marcin Tybura by KO via strikes (0:59, R1)

Miles Johns def. Cole Smith by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Hunter Azure def. Brad Katona by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Chas Skelly def. Jordan Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Louis Smolka def. Ryan MacDonald by TKO via strikes (4:43, R1)

Austin Hubbard def. Kyle Prepolec by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Kyle Prepolec vs. Austin Hubbard

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some kicks, Hubbard starts nailing Prepolec with some leg kicks. Prepolec rocks a swinging Hubbard with a counter left hook, Prepolec nails Hubbard with a left to the midsection followed by a high kick. Hubbard and Prepolec exchange a few counter strikes, Prepolec starts landing some leg kicks against Hubbard. Prepolec continues attacking the midsection of Hubbard with strikes, Hubbard cracks Prepolec with a kick to the midsection. Prepolec and Hubbard exchange some kicks while in the center of the Octagon, Hubbard continues coming forward and attacking Prepolec with a variety of kicks. Prepolec stuns Hubbard during an exchange and the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Hubbard and Prepolec exchanging kicks, Hubbard starts attacking Prepolec with leg kicks. Prepolec nails Hubbard with a kick to the midsection, Hubbard scores a takedown on Prepolec after eating an elbow strike. Prepolec gets back up and Hubbard gets him against the cage wall, Hubbard swings away at Prepolec as they separate. Prepolec charges forward and he swings wildly at Hubbard, Hubbard accidentally pokes Prepolec in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters exchanging kicks, Hubbard scores another takedown on Prepolec and he gets the full guard. Hubbard advances to the half guard after landing some ground and pound, Hubbard moves to back control while nailing Prepolec with more strikes. Hubbard continues landing strikes until the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Hubbard nailing a swinging Prepolec with a counter right, Hubbard looks for a takedown on Prepolec stuffs it. Hubbard gets up and Prepolec catches him in a standing guillotine choke, Hubbard gets free and Prepolec nails him with an elbow strike. Prepolec backs Hubbard into the cage wall after landing a combination, Hubbard scores a takedown on Prepolec and he gets the half guard. Hubbard goes after Prepolec with some ground and pound, Hubbard advances to back control on Prepolec while landing more strikes. Prepolec stands up and Hubbard stays on his back, Hubbard gets off of his back and Prepolec swings away at him. Hubbard looks for a takedown and Prepolec stuffs it as the round ends.

Official Result: Austin Hubbard def. Kyle Prepolec by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Louis Smolka vs. Ryan MacDonald

Round One: The round begins with Smolka cracking MacDonald with a right, Smolka continues coming forward and swinging away at MacDonald. MacDonald starts looking for counter strikes against a swinging Smolka, MacDonald cracks Smolka with a right after eating a left. MacDonald looks for a high kick and Smolka blocks it, Smolka attacks the midsection of MacDonald with punches. Smolka grabs MacDonald and gets him up against the cage wall for a short time, Smolka then cracks MacDonald with a two punch combination. MacDonald comes forward and he nails Smolka with a straight left, Smolka responds by nailing MacDonald with a knee strike to the midsection. Smolka also lands a kicking to the midsection of MacDonald, MacDonald pops Smolka with a spinning heel kick to the midsection. The fighters briefly clinch as MacDonald nails Smolka with a knee strike, Smolka rocks MacDonald with a left hook. Smolka drops MacDonald with a combination and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Louis Smolka def. Ryan MacDonald by TKO via strikes (4:43, R1)

Chas Skelly vs. Jordan Griffin

Round One: The round begins with Skelly looking for a jumping front kick against Griffin, Griffin stuns Skelly with a right uppercut. Skelly drags Griffin to the ground and he gets back control, Skelly attacks Griffin with some ground and pound. Griffin stands up and Skelly stays on his back, Skelly rolls for a rear naked choke and Griffin eventually escapes to get top control on the ground. Skelly scrambles to his feet and Griffin attacks him with a massive striking combination, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

 

Round Two: The round begins with Griffin and Skelly swinging away at each other, Skelly looks for a takedown and Griffin stuffs it while gaining head control. Skelly scrambles to his feet and Griffin swings away at him, Griffin stuns a swinging Skelly by landing a straight left. Griffin backs Skelly into the cage wall while landing more strikes, Griffin scores a takedown on Skelly and he gets side control. Griffin quickly transitions to the full mount against Skelly, Griffin starts attacking Skelly with some ground and pound. Griffin transitions to back control on Skelly, Griffin goes back to attacking Skelly with ground and pound. Skelly gets up and he slams Griffin to get top control on the ground, Skelly quickly gains back control on Griffin. Skelly also attacks Griffin with some ground and pound, Skelly looks for a submission as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Skelly nails a ducking Griffin with an uppercut. Griffin comes forward and he attacks Skelly with a combination, Skelly looks for a takedown and Griffin catches him in a guillotine choke. Skelly escapes the choke and he gets top control on the ground, Skelly quickly gains back control on Griffin. Griffin gets up and he tries slamming Skelly and Skelly keeps back control, Skelly peppers Griffin with some short range strikes. Skelly looks for the rear naked choke and Griffin defends, Griffin spins at the right time to get top position on Skelly. Griffin rolls for a choke as the round ends.

Official Result: Chas Skelly def. Jordan Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28

Round One: The round begins with the fighters having a brief striking exchange, Azure drops Katona with a right. Katona gets back up and he gets Azure against the cage wall, Katona nails Azure with a knee strike while in the clinch. The fighters exchange a few strikes before separating, Azure avoids a swinging Katona before landing a right. Katona grabs Azure and he gets him back against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Azure goes for high kicks as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Azure drops Katona with a punching combination. Katona gets up and Azure swings away at him, Katona responds by attacking Azure with a left hook. Azure also cracks Katona with a right to the midsection, Azure also starts landing leg kicks against Katona. Azure continues catching Katona with rights, Azure nails a swinging Katona with a counter right uppercut. Katona scores a takedown on Azure and Azure gets right back up, Katona grabs Azure and gets him against the cage wall. Katona scores another takedown on Azure and Azure gets up again, Katona again gets Azure against the cage wall. The fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few combinations, Azure nails Katona with a right to the midsection. Katona backs up Azure after landing an overhand right, Azure comes forward and he kicks Katona in the midsection. Katona scores a takedown on Azure and Azure gets right back up, the fighters clinch and exchange knee strikes. Katona scores a takedown on Azure and he gets back control, Azure scrambles and he gets top control on Katona, Azure throws a few strikes as the round ends.

Official Result: Hunter Azure def. Brad Katona by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Cole Smith vs. Miles Johns

Round One: The round begins with Smith grabbing Johns and getting him against the cage wall, the fighters briefly separate and Smith lands a knee strike. Smith jumps on the back of a standing Johns and Johns stays on his feet, Smith gets off the back of Johns and he gets him against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. The fighters separate and swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Smith

Round Two: The round begins with Johns scoring a takedown on Smith and he gets the full guard, Johns advances to the half guard against Smith. Smith scrambles to his feet and he swings away at Johns, Smith scores a takedown on Johns and he gets back control. Johns spins at the right time to get top control on Smith, Johns keeps top control as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Johns taking a few swings at Smith, Johns goes for overhand rights against Smith. Smith grabs Johns and he gets him up against the cage wall, Johns defends against the takedown by throwing some knee strikes. The fighters separate and Johns cracks Smith with an overhand right, Johns comes forward and he swings away at Smith. Johns drops Smith with a left and Smith gets back up, Smith goes back to looking for takedowns against Johns. Smith comes forward and Johns cracks him with a right hook, Johns then cracks Smith with a two punch combination. Smith grabs Johns and gets him against the cage wall, Johns gets free and he swings at Smith as the round ends.

Official Result: Miles Johns def. Cole Smith by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#14 Marcin Tybura vs. #15 Augusto Sakai

Round One: The round begins with Tybura attacking Sakai with a few front kicks, Tybura also lands some leg kicks on Sakai. Sakai rocks a kicking Tybura with a counter right, Sakai drops Tybura with a plethora of rights until he goes down and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #15 Augusto Sakai def. #14 Marcin Tybura by KO via strikes (0:59, R1)

#15 Misha Cirkunov vs. Jim Crute

Round One: The round begins with Cirkunov attacking Crute with a high kick, Cirkunov then cracks Crute with a kick to the midsection. Cirkunov scores a takedown on Crute and he gets the half guard, Cirkunov advances to side control against Crute. Crute is quick to get Cirkunov back into his half guard, Cirkunov then goes back to side control on Crute. Cirkunov locks Crute in the crucifix position for a short time while landing strikes, Cirkunov gains the full mount against Crute. Crute sweeps Cirkunov and he gets top control on the ground, Crute attacks Cirkunov with a few strikes before both get up. Cirkunov drags Crute back to the ground and Crute scrambles to his feet, Crute gets Cirkunov back down and he lands a few strikes afterwards. Crute attacks Cirkunov with ground and pound, Cirkunov sweeps Crute and he goes for a peruvian necktie and a tap out follows.

Official Result: #15 Misha Cirkunov def. Jim Crute by submission via peruvian necktie (3:38, R1)

#12 Uriah Hall vs. #13 Antonio Carlos Jr.

Round One: The round begins with Hall peppering Carlos Jr with a few jabs, Hall cracks Carlos Jr with a straight right. Carlos Jr grabs Hall and he gets him against the cage wall, Carlos Jr scores a takedown on Hall and he gets back control. Hall gets up and Carlos Jr stays on his back, Hall gets Carlos Jr off of his back and they separate immediately. Hall stays at a distance while attacking Carlos Jr with jabs, Carlos Jr backs up Hall while landing a right. Carlos Jr grabs Hall and he gets him back against the cage wall, Carlos Jr scores another takedown on Hall and he gets the half guard. Carlos Jr attacks Hall with some ground and pound until the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Hall and Carlos Jr exchanging some jabs, Carlos Jr starts hunting for takedowns on Hall. Hall starts dominating Carlos Jr by landing a bunch of jabs, Carlos Jr grabs Hall and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange a few strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Hall drops Carlos Jr with a two punch combination. Hall pounces on a downed Carlos Jr before escaping an arm bar attempt, Hall attacks Carlos Jr with more strikes before letting him get up. Carlos Jr quickly grabs Hall and gets him against the cage wall, Carlos Jr scores another takedown on Hall and Hall gets right back up. The fighters separate and Carlos Jr throws a spinning heel kick, Hall swings at Carlos Jr as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Hall immediately jabbing away at Carlos Jr, Carlos Jr drags Hall to the ground and he gets back control. Carlos Jr attacks Hall with some ground and pound, Carlos Jr attempts a neck crank on Hall and Hall breaks his grip. Carlos Jr keeps back control as the round ends.

Official Result: #12 Uriah Hall def. #13 Antonio Carlos Jr. by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Michel Pereira vs. Tristan Connelly

Round One: The round begins with Pereira attacking Connelly with a front kick and a bunch of acrobatics, Connelly hunts for the takedown against Pereira. Connelly gets Pereira against the cage wall while landing knee strikes, the fighters separate and Pereira throws another front kick. Pereira goes for rolling thunder and several flying knee strikes, Pereira stuns Connelly by landing strikes to the midsection. Pereira comes forward as the fighters swing wildly at each other, Pereira scores a takedown on Connelly and he gets the open guard. Pereira stands up and nearly lands a flipping double stomp on Connelly, Pereira rolls for a guillotine choke and Connelly escapes to get top control. Connelly attacks Pereira with some ground and pound, Connelly advances to the half guard against Pereira. Connelly gains the full mount against Pereira, Pereira scrambles to his feet and Connelly swings away at him. Connelly eats some strikes while attacking Pereira with uppercuts, Connelly goes for a guillotine choke as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Connelly comes forward and swinging away at Pereira, Pereira nails Connelly with a left to the midsection. Connelly goes for a takedown and Pereira looks for a d’arce choke before both get up, Connelly charges forward as both fighters swing away at each other. Connelly rocks Pereira with a combination near the cage wall, Pereira starts hunting for takedowns against Connelly. Pereira scores a takedown on Connelly and he gets the open guard, Connelly tries attacking Pereira with strikes while on his back. Pereira attacks Connelly with some ground and pound, Pereira keeps top control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pereira (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Connelly nails Pereira with a left hook followed by a leg kick, Pereira grabs Connelly and he gets him against the cage wall. Connelly rolls for a guillotine choke and Pereira scrambles to escape, Connelly comes forward and he swings away at Pereira. Pereira goes for a takedown and Connelly winds up in side control, Pereira eventually gets Connelly back in his open guard. Connelly quickly regains the half guard against Pereira, Connelly attacks Pereira with a lot of ground and pound. Connelly continuously attacks Pereira with a plethora of unanswered strikes until the round ends.

Official Result: Tristan Connelly def. Michel Pereira by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

Todd Duffee vs. Jeff HughesRound One: The round begins with Duffee attacking Hughes with a combination, Duffee grabs Hughes and he gets him against the cage wall. Duffee scores a takedown and Hughes gets back up, Duffee quickly gets Hughes back against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Duffee backs up Hughes as the fighters swing wildly at each other. Duffee again grabs Hughes and gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Hughes cracks Duffee with a right. Duffee recovers and he briefly drops Hughes with a right, Hughes goes for a high kick and Duffee blocks it before dropping Hughes with a combination. Hughes gets up and Duffee swings away at him, Duffee grabs a swinging Hughes and gets him back against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Hughes accidentally pokes Duffee in the eyes to halt the fight, Duffee says he is seeing double and the doctor waves off the fight.

Official Result: Todd Duffee fought Jeff Hughes to a no contest via accidental eye poke (4:03, R1)

#9 Glover Teixeira vs. #13 Nikita Krylov

Round One: The round begins with Krylov attacking Teixeira with some leg kicks, Teixeira comes forward and he takes a few swings at Krylov. Teixeira scores a takedown on Krylov and he gets the half guard, Teixeira attacks Krylov with some ground and pound. Krylov scrambles and Teixeira gains back control against him, Teixeira attacks Krylov with ground and pound. Krylov stands up and he shakes Teixeira off of him before getting full mount on the ground, Krylov attacks Teixeira with ground and pound. Teixeira scrambles to his feet and he gets Krylov against the cage wall, Krylov drags Teixeira back to the ground while applying a rear naked choke. Teixeira escapes the choke and both fighters get to their feet. Krylov nails Teixeira with a knee strike followed by an elbow strike, Krylov nails Teixeira with a kick to the midsection. Teixeira responds by landing a combination of his own, Krylov responds by swinging away on Teixeira as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Krylov attacking Teixeira with some leg kicks, Krylov eats a right after kicking Teixeira in the midsection. Teixeira and Krylov have a few striking exchanges, Teixeira stuns Krylov with a multiple punch combination. Krylov grabs Teixeira and he nails him with a knee strike followed by a head kick, Teixeira cracks Krylov with a left to the midsection. Teixeira continues backing Krylov up while landing combinations, Teixeira cracks Krylov with a kick to the midsection. Krylov responds by nailing Teixeira with a three punch combination, Teixeira grabs Krylov and gets him against the cage wall. Krylov scores a takedown onTeixeira and he gets the half guard as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Krylov goes for a takedown and Teixeira drops for a guillotine choke. Krylov eventually gets free to get top position on the ground, Teixeira shakes Krylov off of him to get top control on the ground. Teixeira attacks Krylov with some ground and pound, Teixeira rolls for an arm bar and Krylov escapes to get up and get Teixeira against the cage wall. Teixeira attacks Krylov with ground and pound to defend against the takedown, Teixeira drops for another guillotine choke and Krylov escapes to get top control. Teixeira sweeps Krylov and he gets top control as the round ends.

Official Result: #9 Glover Teixeira def. #13 Nikita Krylov by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#4 Donald Cerrone vs. #5 Justin Gaethje

Round One: The round begins with Gaethje attacking Cerrone with some leg kicks, Gaethje comes forward and he nails Cerrone with a short left. Cerrone backs up Gaethje with a three punch combination, Gaethje responds by nailing Cerrone with an uppercut. Gaethje cracks a swinging Cerrone with a counter right hook, Gaethje then nails Cerrone with a two punch combination. Gaethje eats a few shots before swinging at Cerrone, Gaethje cracks a swinging Cerrone with a counter left hook. Gaethje continuously cracks Cerrone with uppercuts, Gaethje rocks a swinging Cerrone with a counter right hook. Gaethje drops Gaethje with a combination and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #5 Justin Gaethje def. #4 Donald Cerrone by TKO via strikes (4:18, R1)

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