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UFC 191 results: Joaquim Silva wins UFC debut, Riggs takes a DQ win

Veteran Joe Riggs won his 58th pro fight when Ron Stallings got disqualified for an illegal upkick and UFC debutante Joaquim Silva took a split decision win over Nazareno Malegarie.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 191 opened with two bouts on the promotion's Fight Pass streaming service. Veteran Joe Riggs took on Ron Stallings and a pair of Ultimate Fighter veterans made their Octagon debut.

The Riggs-Stallings bout was a sloppy if entertaining affair that came to a weird and unfortunate end. Stallings hurt Riggs' right eye badly early in the bout with either a poke or a stiff jab. In the second, Riggs dropped Stallings with a combo of punches and followed him down to lay on some hurtful elbows. Then Stallings caught Riggs with an upkick while Riggs had a knee on the ground. That violated the kicking a downed opponent rule and because Riggs told the ref he couldn't continue due to his eye, it was ruled a disqualification.

Silva came out a little bit slow at the beginning but eventually his power and smoother striking caught up with a game Malegarie. Despite a bad habit of eating left hook counters, Silva way outstruck his opponent and two of the three judges gave him all three rounds.

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UFC 191 Official results

Joe Riggs def .Ron Stallings via disqualification (illegal upkick) at 2:28 of Rd. 2.
Joaquim Silva def. Nazareno Malegarie via split decision (30-27x2, 28-29)

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