Join us tonight on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, play-by-play and round scoring as the UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes preliminary cards take place from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
Women's bantamweight contenders Cat Zingano and Julianna Pena head up the Fox prelims, and they're joined by former bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw taking on Raphael Assuncao and lightweights Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marin. Making up the UFC's finest Fight Pass prelims to date are veteran scrappers Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez, middleweights Gegard Mousasi vs. Thiago "Marreta" Santos and former alpha-lightweight and Pride champ Takanori Gomi in a lightweight contest with Jim Miller.
Live play-by-play will commence with the opening bout on Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET. The full lineup and schedule follows.
(Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
R1: Zingano follows a left/right into the clinch and she's able to hit an outside trip, landing in half guard. Pena takes a knee and gets back to her feet, putting Zingano on the cage. Zingano hits a crafty trip with her back on the fence, then glances with a knee as Pena's returning to her feet. Pena now with a trip and she over-hooks the head in Zingano's half guard. Zingano turtles and Pena goes the front headlock, then falls back for a guillotine that's not there.
Zingano peels her head free and Pena boxes the ear with one butterfly hook. Zingano postures up and lands a hard forearm to the chest. Strong head control from Pena, still boxing the ears of Zingano relentlessly. Diagonal elbow from Zingano on top. Pena rolls into an armbar and Zingano tags her with a shot after defending. 10-9 Zingano.
R2: Zingano gets deep on a body lock after an early entry and finishes it, landing in full guard. Zingano tries to attack with elbows but Pena again has effective control of her head and posture. Zingano backs off and they reset on the feet but Zingano flings her back to the canvas from the body lock, landing in side mount. Pena goes onto one hip and Zingano loses position going for a reverse triangle that's not there.
Pena is now on top and in side control. Pena cross-faces with a Gable grip as Zingano turtles. Pena scampers behind Zingano with a waist lock but she can't get a hook in. Pena gets one hook in, then puts both in and switches to a body triangle with full back control. Pena fishing for the rear-naked choke but Zingano fights it off. 10-9 Pena.
R3: Zingano forces an early clinch but Pena hits a counter inside trip, then passes to half guard. Pena with a short right elbow to the face. Pena passes to side mount and lands a back-elbow to the ribs but Zingano gets her half guard back. Another elbow from Pena. Zingano turtles and Pena moves to her back.
One loose hook in for Pena with a seatbelt grip. Now both hooks for Pena, and she wrenches a face crank before Zingano hand-fights out of it. Pena holds back control until time expires. I have it 29-28 Pena.
Julianna Pena defeats Cat Zingano by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Johny Hendricks
R1: Gastelum lands the first memorable blow with an over-the-top left. He follows with a pair of outside low kicks. Now two more from Gastelum, then a clean left. Hendricks double jabs into a big overhand left that Gastelum dodges. One-two is there for Gastelum. Glancing overhand left from Hendricks.
Gastelum double jabs to set up an outside low kick, then lands a pair of one-twos. Gastelum stays on the trigger and pelts Hendricks with a few more sharp punches, prompting Hendricks to clinch him against the fence. Gastelum circles off and separates unscathed, then pops Hendricks with a jab. Counter left lands for Hendricks. Gastelum uncorks three consecutive flurries with success but Hendricks answers with a stiff left. 10-9 Gastelum.
R2: Gastelum continues to key off of jabs and lead hooks to set up left crosses. Hendricks catches him with a left. Outside low kick lands for Gastelum but Hendricks catches the next one and uses it to drive Gastelum onto the cage. Hendricks drops for a double leg and Gastelum lowers his level, looking to hit a switch. Hendricks gets the rear waist cinch and lands short knees to the thighs before Gastelum can separate.
They trade knees after reconnecting in the clinch. Hendricks finishes a combo with a glancing uppercut. Now he lands a clean left after missing with a step-in knee. Another double jab to set up a left cross from Gastelum, then a spinning kick to the body. Hendricks rushes him, faking a level change and popping him with a short right. Gastelum counter-clinches on a Hendricks left and lands a short elbow. Outside low kick lands for Gastelum. 10-9 Hendricks.
R3: Gastelum lands a hook/cross combo but catches a counter left on the next exchange. Gastelum nearly chops out Hendricks' footing with a rugged outside low kick. Stiff left cross lands for Gastelum. Hendricks glances to the body and lands with a left upstairs.
Another glancing left from Hendricks though Gastelum shoves a clean left into his mouth. Gastelum is quite aware that Hendricks' only power shots are coming from the left side. Hendricks shoots a double and pushes Gastelum onto the cage. Gastelum scores with sharp elbows to the body. Hendricks pressures him again, forcing a brief clinch. Gastelum initiates the next clinch, landing a knee to the body on the break. They both lower their heads and let 'em fly to close the round. 10-9 Gastelum. I have it 29-28 Gastelum.
- Kelvin Gastelum defeats Johny Hendricks by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Raphael Assuncao vs. T.J. Dillashaw
R1: Dillashaw comes out flaunting what was formerly Dominick Cruz's signature footwork. Glancing outside low kick lands for Assuncao but Dillashaw's response is half-checked. Inside low kick to the upper thigh lands for Assuncao. Dillashaw answers in kind from southpaw. Assuncao answers with a nastier variety of low kick, then glances with a left kick to the body.
Assuncao catches the next low kick and glances with an up-knee to the head. Dillashaw ducks into a right high kick that's partially blocked and avoids the counter takedown. Dillashaw times a single leg on an Assuncao kick and uses it to put Assuncao on the fence, but he can't stop him from separating. Assuncao counters with a lead-leg side kick to the body. Dillashaw swings a wide right hook around Assuncao's guard and into his head. 10-10.
R2: Dillashaw tries to time a reactive takedown but only gets Assuncao to one knee before he stands back up and separates. Sharp counter right from Dillashaw snaps Assuncao's head back and bloodies his nose. Unlike the first round, Dillashaw is now pivoting and using angles in the pocket to defend and set up strikes.
Clubbing counter right lands for Assuncao. Assuncao lands a low kick, then ducks under a jab to hit a double leg. Dillashaw bounces off the canvas and separates instantly. In an odd pause, the ref has the doc come in to check Assuncao's, who's bleeding from his nose and mouth. Assuncao lands a hard left kick to the body on the restart but Dillashaw takes him down. Assuncao is back up quickly. 10-9 Dillashaw.
R3: Dillashaw glances with an outside low kick. They land left body kicks simultaneously, then do the same with low kicks. Dillashaw slips in a right counter. Dillashaw times a reactive takedown well but Assuncao manages to stave it off.Dillashaw continues to lead the exchanges and mount more volume while better defending Assuncao's kicking onslaught.
Assuncao shoots a double that's easily stuffed by Dillashaw. Glancing counter right from Assuncao, then another. Dillashaw times a double leg during an Assuncao kick and he puts him on his back, landing in half guard. It's a beautiful scramble from Assuncao to escape back to his feet. 10-9 Dillashaw. I have it 30-28 Dillashaw.
- T.J. Dillashaw defeats Raphael Assuncao by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Enrique Marin vs. Sage Northcutt
R1: Marin lands a step-in jab. Northcutt grazes with a left high kick and left hand combo. Sharp left round kick lands to the body for Northcutt but Marin dodges the flying knee that follows. They clinch and Marin puts Northcutt on the fence after a failed outside trip. Marin drops for a double leg and finishes it. Northcutt starts with a guillotine, then switches to a leg lock. He uses the attempt to sweep into top position and he lands in side mount, then transitions to back mount with both hooks in.
Northcutt flattens him out and keeps left hands on his head but Marin spins into half guard as Northcutt attempts an rare arm-triangle from back mount. Marin goes for a deep-half sweep and creates enough space to stand up. Northcutt circles off the fence and lands a knee to the body but he gets stuffed on a double leg. Marin over-commits on a transition to back control and Northcutt slips out the back door. Marin turtles and Northcutt goes to the seatbelt grip. 10-9 Northcutt.
R2: Northcutt lands a jab upstairs, then down. Clean one-two now for Northcutt. They trade counter lefts. Another nice step-in jab from Northcutt followed by a lead-leg side kick to the thigh. Marin forces a clinch and Northcutt initially hits a takedown but Marin counter-wrestles his way into top control. Marin looks for a pass, then stacks the legs to assume a north-south position that the crowd takes delight in.
Northcutt flinches first and Marin isolates an arm in the scramble, then sits back for a deep armbar. Northcutt guts out the locked submission before managing to create a scramble, and he ends up in Marin's full guard. Marin angles his hips for an armbar but Northcutt is wise to it this time. Marin uses the sub attack to bait Northcutt into a sweep and he scrambles back into north-south, then steps over with the two-on-one to crank a kimura. Northcutt defends and Marin switches to an armbar, but Northcutt reverses him and lands two sharp elbows from on top. 10-9 Marin.
R3: Marin tags Northcutt early with a clean left counter. Marin forces a clinch but can't hit the outside trip. He keeps Northcutt on the cage, then finishes a double leg. Marin pinches the knees together and buries his head in Northcutt's chest, looking to smother. Northcutt stands up but Marin has him in the rear waist lock. Northcutt spins to face Marin but can't get off the cage.
Marin goes for a peel-off single, then a double leg, and he's unsuccessful on both. Northcutt, meanwhile, is spiking short elbows to the head of Marin and one of them pops open a gash on Marin's head. Marin finally bails on the takedown attempt and rolls onto his back. Northcutt traps him with the front headlock, then looks for a front choke. Marin stands up and hits a counter double, then keeps Northcutt jammed on the fence. Northcutt takes a knee and hits a slick counter whizzer throw, rolling into top position. Short lefts from Northcutt on top. 10-9 Northcutt. I have it 29-28 Northcutt.
- Sage Northcutt defeats Enrique Marin by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Fight Pass Prelims
(UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)
R1: Sanchez lands a left round kick to the body, then a glancing uppercut. Now a lead left to the body for Sanchez. Lauzon wades forward in a low stance, winging wide heaters with both hands. A left hook catches Sanchez square and drops him. Lauzon stays on the trigger and wobbles Sanchez with another, though he's still on his feet. Sanchez tries to circle out and get some space but blatantly staggers away, clearly out of sorts. The ref steps in and waves it off.
- Joe Lauzon defeats Diego Sanchez by TKO (punches) R1 1:26
Gegard Mousasi vs. Thiago Santos
R1: They measure range until Mousasi heaves an overhand right almost a minute in. Mousasi with a step-in jab. Santos steps in between an incoming one-two to land a straight left but Mousasi continues forward with both hands whirring, stunning Santos. As Santos is covering up, Mousasi off-balances him in the clinch and looks for the rear waist cinch.
Santos works back to his feet but gets taken down by an outside trip, and Mousasi lands in side mount. Mousasi goes knee-on-belly but it allows Santos to trap a leg in half guard. Now Santos regains full guard and angles his hips for a submission attempt but Mousasi steps back to avoid it, then drills Santos with a clean uppercut and left hook as he's getting up. And that's that.
- Gegard Mousasi defeats Thiago Santos by KO (punches) R1 4:32
R1: Gomi paws with a few probing jabs. Miller catches a left round kick and takes Gomi down, then mystically appears on his back with both hooks in an instant later. Miller goes to the body triangle and rolls the turtled Gomi over, now fishing aggressively for the choke. Gomi goes two-on-one to peel an arm away but Miller stays in back control, then discharges a nasty salvo of left hands to get the stoppage.
- Jim Miller defeats Takanori Gomi by TKO (punches) R1 2:18