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UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till main card live results, discussion, play by play

Live, blow-by-blow updates for today’s UFC 228 main card from Dallas, which is headlined by a welterweight title fight.

Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play as UFC 228 goes down in Dallas

The main event will see UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley putting his belt on the line against gigantic English striker Darren Till. The co-main was supposed to be a women’s flyweight title fight, but that was scrapped when Nicco Montano was hospitalized. So instead, a women’s strawweight contender fight between Jessica Andrade and Karolina Kowalkiewicz will serve as the co-main event of the night.

This post will cover the main PPV card.

The show kicks off on Fight Pass at approximately 6:15pm ET with four fights. The card then moves to FX at 8pm ET for four more bouts, then onto the main PPV card. The full lineup and schedule follows. The preliminary card will be covered in a separate post.

Check out this week’s MMA Vivisection for predictions, analysis and betting odds on the each matchup.

Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till

Round 1 - Woodley comes out with a flurry right away. He’s fighting way more aggressively than normal. He clinches and looks for a takedown. He couldn’t get it and they stall out. The ref separates them rather quickly. Woodley winds up with a right that lands partially. Till opening slowly. Body shot from Woodley, and a body kick. Till stops another takedown attempt and they clinch again. Woodley hunting for a trip. Knees to the leg from Woodley. Till spins him around. The ref immediately separates them again. Till with a left that is blocked. Woodley fires back with a right that was similarly blocked. Bit of a nothing round. 10-9 Woodley.

Round 2 - Woodley drops Till immediately! He’s on top and dropping huge elbows and punches! Till is in major trouble! Till is trying to get a hold of him but he can’t. Till is busted open from the elbows, but he’s surviving for now. Another huge elbow! Woodley is taking his time but he’s still landing punches. Woodley moves to half. Till tries to roll him off but no dice. Till rolls to his side and Woodley lands more elbows. Knee to the body from Woodley. Woodley traps a hand and lands a big right. Woodley looks for a D’Arce choke. TILL TAPS! WOODLEY WINS BY SUBMISSION!

Tyron Woodley defeated Darren Till via submission (D’Arce choke), 4:19 of round 2

Jessica Andrade vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Round 1 - Andrade charges out and hurts Kowalkiewicz immediately! She was badly wobbled and staggered away. Andrade keeps going but Kowalkiewicz clears the cobwebs and fires back. They brawl a bit and exchange knees. They both land big shots. This is fun! Andrade with another hard right. Spnning back kick from Kowalkiewicz. OVERHAND RIGHT FROM ANDRADE AND KOWALKIEWICZ IS OUT COLD! OH MY GOD!

Jessica Andrade defeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz via KO (right hook), 1:58 of round 1

Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Brandon Davis

Round 1 - Leg kicks from both men. Body kick blocked. Jab to the body from Davis. Magomedsharipov is taking his time. Jab from Magomedsharipov. Spinning back fist from Zabit is blocked. Outside leg kick from Davis, Magomedsharipov counters with a left hook. Zabit with a funky trip attempt that didn’t work. Davis sticks the left in his face, but eats a couple of hard left hooks. Zabit with a nice right, but Davis lands an uppercut. Magomedsharipov with a jumping switch kick. Zabit ducks under a punch and takes Davis’ back. He drags him to the floor briefly, then slams him down again with a body lock. Davis right back up though. Zabit with a cartwheel kick to the back of the head. Wow. 10-9 Magomedsharipov.

Round 2 - More leg kicks from Davis. Magomedsharipov takes his back again. Knees to the butt. Zabit deposits him on the floor and works in half against the cage wall. Davis scoots back to his feet but gets dragged back down. Back up, back down. Zabit is glued to his back. Magomedsharipov starts opening up with punches. They separate with 2:20 to go. Zabit with a front kick. He used that funky side trip again and got it! So slick. Magomedsharipov has back mount with both hooks, hunting for the choke. Davis almost dumped him off but he used the same knee attack that Aljamain Sterling used earlier and he got the tap! That’s insane!

Zabit Magomedsharipov defeated Brandon Davis via submission (kneebar), round 2


Jimmie Rivera vs. John Dodson

Round 1 - Dodson threatens a takedown but gets nowhere. Leg kick from Rivera. Nice shot from Dodson. Inside leg kick from Rivera. Head kick from Dodson. Very fast. Another inside leg kick from Rivera. Again. Rivera spins around to his back and tries to elevate Dodson, but he used his legs to stop it. Rivera with a stiff counter jab off a head kick attempt from Dodson. Rivera rips to the body and head with the right. They exchange shots in the middle. Rivera with a nice combo. 10-9 Rivera.

Round 2 - Inside leg kick from Rivera. Another. They trade inside. Dodson checks a kick. Dodson with a left. Dodson lands a head kick, sort of. The crowd is annoyed with a relative lack of action for the first time tonight. Dodson misses with a left. Slapping head kick from Dodson. Dodson spins and misses. Rivera looks for the inside leg kick again but checks the cup. Rivera protests it, but the cornuts cam confirms that it was right to the cup. Only a brief break. Body kick from Dodson. Another. 10-9 Rivera.

Round 3 - Rivera clips Dodson with a left. Dodson kicks the inside of the leg. There is a distinct lack of action here, which is unusual for both men. Chest punch from Rivera. Dodson might be having trouble with one of his legs, he’s off balance a bit. It could be from Rivera’s kicks. Dodson is on his bike a bit. Front kick to the stomach from Dodson. Rivera with the inside leg kick. Both land lefts. They’re trying to step it up now. They both land a couple of body shots after the bell, no big deal. 10-9 and 30-27 Rivera.

Jimmie Rivera defeated John Dodson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Niko Price

Round 1 - Price with a right. They’re both throwing heavy leather. Alhassan with two huge rights and Price just got melted with a combo after trying to throw a body kick! LIGHTS OUT! That was a crazy start to a PPV!

Abdul Razak Alhassan defeated Niko Price via KO (punches), :43 of round 1

Main card (10pm ET)