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UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie main card live results, discussion, play by play

Live, blow-by-blow updates for today's UFC 208 main card, which is headlined by a fight for the inaugural women's featherweight title.

Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring and play-by-play as UFC 208 goes down in Brooklyn.

Tonight's main event will see Holly Holm face off with Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural women's featherweight title. This bout wasn't expected by many a few months ago, but adds another belt for the promotion and the winner could face off with Cris Cyborg if she can clear up her USADA issues.

The co-main event will feature a legend, when longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva looks for his first official win in a few years when he takes on Derek Brunson. Also featured on the card is Ronaldo Souza, Glover Teixeira, and Dustin Poirier.

This portion of the play-play covers the main pay-per-view card.

The prelims kick off at 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT with one bout on UFC Fight Pass. They then move over to Fox Sports 1 at 8pm ET/5pm PT for the other four prelims bouts. The five-fight PPV kicks off at the normal starting time of 10pm ET/7pm PT, which we'll cover in a separate post. The full lineup and schedule follows. Check out this week's MMA Vivisection for predictions, analysis and betting odds on the each match up.

Jim Miller vs. Dustin Poirier

Round 1 - Poirier with an outside leg kick. Again. Nice left to the body from Miller and he kicks the outside leg. Poirier kicking again. Miller responds. They're fighting on the outside so far. Miller charges in on a double and gets stuffed. Poirier lands an uppercut and pushes Miller against the cage. Hard left hook in the clinch. Uppercut and right as Miller peels off. Miller with a body kick, Poirier responds with a counter left. Now Miller with a counter left. Miller with a head/body combo and he backs Poirier up. The Diamond fires back. Miller with a counter right. Poirier clubs him wit ha left hook. Ones minute to go. Poirier caught a kick and punched him, but Miller got it away and jumped on Poirier. Immediately takes his back. So smooth. Poirier deftly reverses. Poirier lets up up and they brawl. Hockey fight! Both men got clipped! 10-9 Miller.

Round 2 - They're right back to it in round two. Poirier is pressing but ate a big right counter. Outside leg kick from Miller. Nice straight left from Poirier. Poirier wobbled him with a left hook. Miller grabbed a single but Poirier sluffed him off and opened up again. Two kicks from Miller. They both lend lefts. Straight right from Poirier. Miller has his back to the cage but they're just brawling. This is awesome! Poirier slips in a left and a huge right. Miller rips to teh body. Body kick from Miller. Poirier with a hard combo. Five punches in a row from Poirier and Miller went for a takedown. Poirier with a takedown now with a minute to go. Wow. Poirier let him up after 20 seconds. Poirier with a heavy combo. Miller with a head kick. Poirier with a right hook. 10-9 Poirier.

Round 3 - Miller with a night right on he inside. Hard outside leg kick. Again. Miller off to a good start. Another kick put Poirier down! He's had to change his stance. Right hook from Miller. Miller kicking it again. Now he's kicking the other one. He went for another one but Poirier caught it and put him on his back. Miller tries to scoot up but only gets to a seated position. Poirier defends a triangle. Poirier opens up with his hands a bit. Miller up with 1:20 to go. Miller looking for a takedown now. Miller tried to jump over to his back but got put back down. Miller looking for a kimura. Miller really wrenching on it but he's out of time. Wow, this is tough to score. I'll go 10-9 and 29-28 Poirier.

Dustin Poirier defeated Jim Miller by majority decision (28-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Jared Cannonier vs. Glover Teixeira

Round 1 - Glover with a straight right. And another. Teixeira wit ha right now. Jab from Cannonier. Glover scoops a single and gets the takedown. He passes to half and he's looking to drop elbow. Cannonier popped up right into a guillotine. It looked tight but Cannonier rolled through it and escaped. He's still on his back though. Teixeira setting up an arm triangle now. Few punches. Mount now with 40 seconds to go. Cannonier gets half guard back.He finally gets up with 15 seconds to go. Knee to the belly and a lands a punch that appeared to wobble Teixiera. 10-9 Teixieira.

Round 2 - Jab from Cannonier. Teixeira responds with one of  his own. Hard straight left from Cannonier. Single leg puts him on his back again. Glover's stuck in full guard. He lands an elbow but Cannonier is defending well. Tex passes to half and is looking to pin an arm with his leg, but can't do it. The ref stands them up. Wow. That was not a good standup at all. Jab from Cannonier. Glover with a straight left. Leg kick from Cannonier. Body/head from Glover. Double jab from Cannonier. Hard right hook from Glover, and he goes to the body. 10-9 Teixeira.

Round 3 - Cannonier with a body kick. Glover scoops the single and gets the takedown for the third straight round. Few elbows from half guard. Glover is bleeding, maybe from an elbow from the bottom. Teixeira to mount with over half the round left. Now back control, but he's up high. Cannonier spun out and regained half guard. Glover still elbowing. Back to mount. Nice elbow. Glover punching to the body and head, but there's not a ton on the shots. Cannonier bucked out but Tex stayed on his back.  10-8 and 30-26 Teixeira.

Glover Teixiera defeated Jared Cannonier by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Ronaldo Souza vs. Tim Boetsch

Round 1 - Front kick to the belly from Jacare. Boetsch with a leg kick. Jacare shoots in from far away and can't get anything. Boetsch with an uppercut. Knee from Souza. Jacare with a right over the top on the break. Low leg kick from Boetsch. Another kick, this time to the thigh. Hard body punch from Jacare. Boetsch with a right  hook that got Jacare's attention. Jacare deftly caught a leg kick and took Boetsch down halfway through the round. Jacare working from side control, now to mount. So slick. He posted up with some punches. He gave up mount to attack the arm. Wow, hammerlock time. He's reefing on it and Boetsch has to tap. Beautiful.

Jacare Souza defeated Tim Boetsch by submission (kimura), 3:41 of round 2

Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson

Round 1 - It's a staredown early. Nothing has happened for a minute. Finally Brunson lands a hard leg kick. Silva with a right  hook counter. Brunson tries again and eats the same counter. Inside leg kick from Brunson. Anderson chasing now, landing with a left. Brunson looking to wrestle now. Few punches from Brunson. They separate. Nice straighr right from Anderson, and he clipped him with a right hook. Brunson with a straight right and they tie up. Silva looked for the Thai clinch and ate a few punches looking for a knee. Two leg kicks from Brunson. Brunson literally runs away as Anderson charges. Silva cracked him against the cage. Looked for the Thai clinch again and ate a lot of shots. Silva misses with a flying knee and ends up on his back. 10-9 Brunson.

Round 2 - Brunson shoots and gets stuffed. Slow pace again though. Leg kick from Brunson but eats a counter right. Brunson with a left. Anderson misses with a kick. Silva coming forward now. Spinning backfist and a kick to the belly. Brunson wit ha takedown, but Silva is up immediately. They jockey against the cage. Knee from Brunson. Elbow for Anderson. Brunson with a couple of short shots and they separate. He telegraphed another shot. Silva with a shoulder check to get his arms loose. Brunson with a weak inside leg kick. Silva with a double jab and a leg kick. Anderson does a capoeira dance and lands a body kick. Jab from Silva. 10-9 Silva.

Round 3 - Brunson with an inside leg kick. Brunson scoops a single but Anderson manages to stay in his feet. Knee from Silva. Uppercut from Brunson. Another takedown stuffed. Silva with a front kick. Silva with a hard jab. They trade jabs. Brunson with a body kick. Silva rips to the body with his hands and a kick. Silva with a head kick. He gets the Thai clinch and eats a bunch of punches again. Left from Silva. Jab from Brunson. Wheel kick to the cup. Anderson offers his hand in friendship. Silva with a left as Brunson looks for a takedown, but he still gets it. Brunson doesn't do anything on the ground but he's controlling position. Up elbow from Silva. Very underwhelming fight. 10-9 Brunson and 29-28 Brunson overall.

Anderson Silva defeated Derek Brunson by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Lol. Silva didn't win that fight.

Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie

Round 1 - Holly presses forward but doesn't land. They trade leg kicks. Holm with another leg kick. GDR is walking her down and lands a hard inside leg kick. Another one as Holly charges in. De Randamie with a hard right. Another one. Counter left hook lands hard for GDR. Combo connects. Holm with an outside leg kick. So far it's a Muay Thai fight and GDR is in her wheelhouse. Two counter rights. Holly ducks under and went for a takedown. De Randamie reversed and almost hit a head-and-arm throw. Holly scoops a single and they clinch. Knee to the body from GDR. 10-9 De Randamie.

Round 2 - Holm with an outside leg kick. GDR responds. De Randamie with a beautiful counter right. Holm with a high kick and a nice combo. Another combo from Holly. Front side kick to the knee from Holm. Big counter right from GDR again. Body kick from Holly as GDR misses the counter. They clinch up against the cage. Short knees from both. They stalled out. GDR reverses and lands two knees. Holm with her own. Holm reverses. Holm with an overhand right. GDR with two hard knees to the body as they move across the cage in the clinch. GDR with another knee to the body. Grueling clinch work. GDR with a very, very late shot after the horn and it wobbled Holm. Uh oh. 10-9 De Randamie.

Round 3 - Outside leg kick from Holm. Nice combo from Holm. Slower face, at least temporarily. GDR looking to counter again. Lots of feinting. Side kick from Holm. Inside leg kick from GDR. Counter combo from De Randamie. Holly with an ugly shot that just ends up getting her punched in the face. Straight right from De Randamie. Holly circling. Two-punch combo and a body kick from De Randamie. Outside leg kick from Holm. Outside leg kick from GDR. Holm with a leg kick. Holm looked to drag GDR down but it looked like she grabbed the cage. De Randamie with three big shots, and a right hook in the follow-up. Low kick from GDR. Holm with a question mark kick that connects! She lands again! GDR comes back but throws two MORE punches after the horn! That should have had a point taken, but the ref just warned her again. Still 10-9 De Randamie though.

Round 4 - Holm with a combo. Holm with a knee in the clinch, and she works GDR to the fence. They stay there for a while and stall out, so the ref resets them. GDR with a slapping inside leg kick. Holm with a body kick. GDR responds with a hard outside leg kick. Holm clinches up again. Hard knee from GDR, but not a lot else going on otherwise. Short knees. Holm almost got a takedown but De Randamie fought her off and landed a knee. Another knee. Big knee to the chin now. 10-9 De Randamie.

Round 5 - Holly with a leg kick, but Germaine responded with a straight right and her own leg kick. Holm with a slapping body kick. Holly landed a short right that actually seemed to hurt GDR. But they collided heads at the same time. Holm stayed tied up with her against the cage but they get separated with two minutes to go. Holm stepped in with a hard left and a leg kick, but GDR countered. They clinch up again. There's not much going on. Short knees inside. More knees from each lady as the crowd boos. Nice knee from GDR and they break. GDR with two hard shots to the horn. 10-9 Holm, but 49-46 Germaine de Randamie on my card.

Germaine de Randamie defeated Holly Holm by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)