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UFC Fight Night: Joanna vs. Waterson live results, discussion, play by play

Live, blow-by-blow updates for today’s UFC event in Tampa, which features a middleweight fight as the headliner.

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Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play as UFC Fight Night: Joanna vs. Waterson goes down in the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL.

The headliner comes in the women’s strawweight division, with former champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk taking on Michelle Waterson. There were some fears that Joanna couldn’t make the weight, but she hit 115.5 and the fight is on. The co-main will see Cub Swanson meeting Kron Gracie.

The eight-fight preliminary card starts at 5pm ET/2pm PT on ESPN+, while the six-fight main card will kick off at 8pm ET/5pm PT, also on ESPN+.

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

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson

Round 1 - Joanna with an inside leg kick. Jedrzejczyk with an overhand right. Waterson looks for a takedown! She lands la couple of punches but can’t get Joanna to the floor. Joanna with knees in the clinch. Waterson responds. They battle against the fence until Waterson lands an elbow on the break. Jedrzejczyk with a hard right. Waterson ties her up on the fence again. Joanna reverses and lands some knees. Elbow from Jedrzejczyk in close. Extrended clinch battle. Joann back to the elbows late. Joanna takes her back. 10-9 Jedrzejczyk.

Round 2 - Jedrzejczyk very active with low leg kicks early. Waterson tries to tie her up, without success. Waterson lands a high kick, but Joanna is keeping up her volume. Waterson is bleeding from the mouth or nose. Waterson shoots in and backs Joanna into the fence. Elbow on the break from The Karate Hottie. Joanna with a body shot. Waterson scoops a single but there’s nothing. More fence battling. Joanna spins her around. She lands some knees and controls Waterson. They reset in the middle with a minute to go. Joanna with a kick in the mush. Jedrzejczyk very active late. 10-9 Jedrzejczyk.

Round 3 - Jedrzejczyk with leg and body kicks. Waterson finally presses and lands, but Joanna counters. Waterson with a side kick. Joanna with a five-strike combination. Wow. Waterson looks for a head and ar throw but can’t get it. Joanna drags her to the ground instead. She’s just ragdolling Waterson with a a front headlock. Eventually she let get go but Waterson couldn’t do a thing there. Waterson using a front kick as a pseudo-jab. Jedrzejczyk still eating up the front leg. Waterson changes stances and Jedrzejczyk immediately attacks. But Waterson gets a takedown and is on her back! She’s looking for a choke! She can’t get it under the chin. Joanna stands up. Human backpack time. Joanna fights her off. Jedrzejczyk spinds her against the cage and lights her up to the horn! 10-9 Jedrzejczyk.

Round 4 - Jedrzejczyk starts fast again. Front kick from Joanna to the face. Waterson ties her up but Joanna spins her into the fence. She lands a few strikes before Waterson spins away. Body kick and jabs from Jedrzejczyk. Waterson is missing with almost all of her strikes. The fight is being contested at Jedrzejczyk’s range. More low kicks from the former champ. Waterson scoops a single but Jedrzejczyk fights her off. Jedrzejczyk with a takedown. She’s ragdolling Waterson around again. Elbow from Jedrzejczyk against the fence. That was rough. Knees from Joanna. 10-9 Jedrzejczyk.

Round 5 - Waterson with an inside leg kick. So Joanna throws five of them. Big combo from Jedrzejczyk. Front kick from Waterson. Combo from Jedrzejczyk. Joanna jumps in with a knee. Clinch battle. Joanna with a knee to the belly on the break. Halfway through the final round. Waterson looks for a takedown. She’s on her back again! Human backpack 2.0. Joanna grips her am and tries to peel her off. And she does. Knees from Joanna and she breaks. One minute to go. Waterson spins but misses badly. Front kicks from both. Jedrzejczyk is over 200 strikes landed. Huge left hook from Joanna! They brawl a bit. Clinch. It’s over. 10-9 and 50-45 Jedrzejczyk.

Cub Swanson vs. Kron Gracie

Round 1 - Gracie with a right. Swanson jabbing. Gracie pressing with strikes and lands a right. Swanson with a leg kick. Kron chasing a bit. Swanson goes to the body. Jab from Gracie. Cub with a winging hook. Swanson puts together a combo and lands a body kick. Low leg kick and a right from Swanson. Now to the body. He’s loose. Swanson with a right hook and another outside leg kick. Another body shot. He’s lighting up Gracie’s abdomen. Gracie fires back with a right that made Cub smile. Gracie trie to corner Swanson but he wasn’t having any of it. Another hard body shot from Swanson. Right hook from Gracie. Huge body kick from Cub. 10-9 Swanson.

Round 2 - Swanson with a right and a low leg kick. Gracie reaching with punches. Swanson with a right again. Nice counter. Swanson rips the body with a three-punch combo. Kron finally holds Swanson against the fence - for about three seconds. Kron tries to jump guard but he didn’t have a hold of Swanson. Another huge body shot. And another. Swanson slips on a kick but Gracie couldn’t take advantage. Gracie grabs Cub and pulls guard again, but Swanson pulls away. Hard straight right from Swanson. They both throw in the clinch. Another body shot. Gracie puts together a combo. Swanson looks like he might be tiring a bit. Swanson with some huge shots inside the clunch though. Leg kick. Right hook from Cub. More clinch work but Gracie isn’t looking for takedowns. 10-9 Swanson.

Round 3 - Gracie with an immediate strong combination. Another. Nice. Swanson just letting Gracie jab him. Leg kick from Gracie. Swanson with a big shot in return. Gracie had underhooks but couldn’t maintain them. Swanson with a combo. Gracie jumps guard but just slips off. They reset. More clinch work. Jabs and a left from Gracie. He looks for a judo throw but Cub thwarts it. He lands a big combo that ends with a body shot. Back in the clinch. Gracie flops guard and immediately throws an upkick, which lands as Cub is backing out. More clinch battling. They’re both just throwing everything they have. More body work from Swanson. Left cross from Gracie. Swanson with jabs and a left. Gracie’s output has slowed but Swanson is still throwing. Gracie shoots but Cub ends up on top with 40 seconds to go. They’re up. Brawling in the clinch. Cub spins and lands huge to the body. Great fight! 10-9 and 30-27 Swanson.

Cub Swanson defeated Kron Gracie via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Niko Price vs. James Vick

Round 1 - Price with a straight right immediately. Vick looks for a knee. Side kick from Vick. Price gets Vick to the mat. He lands a couple of shots while they jockey for position. Vick almost gets up but Price is all over him. Price with a knee and some body shots as Vick gets up. Vick reverses position when Price tries to get up. He starts landing big shots from the top. UPKICK! VICK IS OUT COLD! HOLY CRAP! Vick was just frozen in time, but completely out.

Niko Price defeated James Vick via KO (upkick), 1:44 of round 1

Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Ribas

Round 1 - Dern with an overhand right. Ribas fires back and knocks Dern off balance a bit. They both land lefts. Ribas with another nice shot. Big right now. Dern takes it. Another. Ribas trips her up with a kick. Ribas with another nice counter. Dern shoots and ankle picks Ribas but she’s up right away. Spinning back kick to the body from Ribas. Dern swings and misses. Ribas with a combo. Ribas with another combo that lights Dern up. She ducks under for a takedown, but Ribas uses her judo and throws Dern onto her back. Dern looks for subs from the bottom. Nothing there. Easy 10-9 Ribas.

Round 2 - Dern shoots in but can’t get a takedown. They trade shots. Ribas with a big counter. Inside leg kick and right hook from Ribas. Dern lands a hard right. Dern shoots a single and they scramble. Ribas stays upright. They trade shots in close. Ribas spins again. Ribas with a jab. She puts together another combo. Derm shoots another single but Ribas hits a judo throw on her again. 40 seconds to go, and Dern’s on her back. Ribas backs out and lets her up. Dern with a left. Ribas spins and misses but lands a nice combo. Easy 10-9 Ribas again.

Round 3 - Dern wants it on the floor but that’s not happening. She shoots a single yet again, but Ribas just pins her down, lands a few punches, then backs away. Ribas lands to the body and scores with a leg kick. Ribas with a 1-2. Dern doesn’t even get to her leg on this takedown attempt. Ribas scores with a left in a three-punch combo. Leg kick. Jab from Ribas. Dern shoots again but Ribas just pushes her by. They’re stepping up the striking in the last 30 seconds. 10-9 and 30-27 Ribas.

Amanda Ribas defeated Mackenzie Dern via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Matt Frevola vs. Luis Pena

Round 1 - Frevola wastes no tie with pressure. He lands a left and a kick, then just misses with a wild combo. He lands a long right and an inside leg kick. Front kick from Pena. Another right from Frevola. Two more rights. Pena is staying far enough away to not eat them flush though. Kick from Violent Bob Ross. Frevola with a big right and an emphatic takedown. Pena squirms away immediately though. They both land shots. Pena misses with a flying knee and Frevola looks for another takedown. He gets it. Pena locks up a variation of an omoplata. Frevola slams him. Pena tries the other side. He rolls over onto the top. It’s almost an inverted triangle. Frevola gets out. Pena with a knee in the clinch. Pena looks for a takedown. He eventually gets Frevola to a seated position against the cage, albeit briefly. He lands a big knee and left. More lefts. Frevola fires back! Pena with a straight left. 10-9 Frevola.

Round 2 - Frevola with a right. Another. Pena trying to jab. Frevola is bleeding. Jump knee from Pena and Frevola is stunned! Frevola looks for a takedown but eats some elbows to the side of the head. Pena looks for a kimura but Frevola defends. Knees from Pena, who has a Thai clinch. Shovel hook from Pena. He keeps up some pressure. Frevola with a right. Frevola’s mouthpiece is out, so they stop briefly to replace it. Frevola with a Superman punch. Head kick from Pena but he slips. Frevola attacks. Pena weathers it. Jab from Pena. Frevola in on a single and gets to his back. Pena rolls with a kimura but ends up on his back. He looks for a triangle. Nada. Pena gets up but is suplexed back to the mat. Pena tooks for a topside guillotine and ends up in mount. Crazy round. 10-9 Pena.

Round 3 - Uppercut from Pena. Frevola jumps in with a right. Slower pace to start this round. Jab from Pena. Body kick from Pena. Frevola lands two hard rights. Pena tries that jump knee again. Nada. Frevola lands a right and Pena slips. Frevola jumps in to try to pin Pena on the mat. Frevola lets go of him and lands three punches against the cage. They reset. Body shot from Frevola. Pena with a left. Frevola with a boy kick. They trade lefts. 30 seconds to go. Frevola lunges in with a hard right. Pena is trying to get it back but Frevola looks for a late takedown. 10-9 and 29-28 Frevola.

Matt Frevola defeated Luis Pena via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Eryk Anders vs. Gerald Meerschaert

Round 1 - Anders with a nice combo to start. Quick right for Anders. Meerschaert lands a left and a leg kick. Body shot from GM3. Anders responds in kind. Body kick from Meerschaert, and a left. Anders with his own left. He opens up with a combo and Meerschaert goes to the ground. Looks like he was just trying to bait Anders. Right over the top from Anders. Meerschaert looks for a takedown with no success. Knee to the body and a left hook from Anders. A jab from Anders staggers Meerschaert a bit. Uppercut from Anders. Anders just misses with a huge left hook. Meerschaert misses with one of his own. He does land a stiff jab though. Anders lands a huge shot that hurts Meerschaert late! He doesn’t have time to follow up. 10-9 Anders.

Round 2 - Jabs and a combo from Meerschaert. Anders misses with an uppercut and just pushes GM3 to the mat. He gets up quickly. Anders with a counter left that connects. Leg kick from Meerschaert. They both land a couple of shots in an exchange. Anders with a right. Anders misses with a head kick. Low kick lands though. Again. Now Anders goes to the body. Meerschaert with a nice left, but Anders returns it. Anders gets in close but Meerschaert clips him. Anders with a big head kick but Meerschaert fires right back. Now he’s pressuring, but Anders lands a hard counter. 10-9 Meerschaert.

Round 3 - Meerschaert goes body/head. Anders isn’t really throwing much. Meerschaert lands a left and a 1-2. Uppercut from Anders. Nice. They trade power shots. Anders gets the best of it. 1-2 and a body kick from Anders. They trade again. Anders with a nice counter left. Another combo. Outside leg kick from Meerschaert. Anders with a hard lead left. Meerschaert jabbing. Anders misses with a left and gets clipped by a counter! He literally ran away to reset. He seems to be okay. Jump kick from Anders. Tough to call. I’ll go 10-9 and 29-28 Anders.

Eryk Anders defeated Gerald Meerschaert via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Ryan Spann vs. Devin Clark

Round 1 - Spann coming forward. Clark ducks a shot and gets a takedown. Spann is looking for a guillotine but he gives it up. Spann looks for another takedown. He tries a body lock takedown but can’t get it down. Clark with a knee on the break. Spann stalks again. Clark misses with a couple of punches. Spann gives him the center. Front kick from Clark. Clark ducks under for a takedown but Spann is up right away. Two minutes to go. Clark with a long right that connects. Spann blocks a takedown attempt. Spann with a straight right. Clark lands a jab to the thigh. Spann with another right. Clark misses with a head kick. Spann presses with a few punches. 10-9 Spann.

Round 2 - Spann with a jab. Clark looks for a takedown but can’t get it. Another jab. Clark misses with a wild right. A distinct lack of action once again. Finally Spann lands a hard left. He scores with an uppercut. Clark lands back, but Spann locks up a guillotine. And Clark taps! Wow.

Ryan Spann defeated Devin Clark via submission (guillotine choke), 2:01 of round 2

Thomas Gifford vs. Mike Davis

Round 1 - They’re both firing early. Davis with a hard uppercut after a flurry. Gifford goes for an Imanari roll. Davis resets and lands a huge right over the top. Gifford with a leg kick right as Davis went to kick. Another big combo from Davis. Hard body kick. They trade jabs. Davis slips on a kick. He gets up and throws a multi-punch combo and another kick. Jab from Gifford. Davis with two right hooks. Misses with an uppercut. Huge left hook! Head kick! Gifford didn’t even flinch. Crazy. Huge uppercut and a right hook! Still nothing! Body kick from Gifford. Another huge right! Body combo and a right hook and knee! Finally Gifford looks a bit hurt! Jump knee! He drags Gifford down and looks for punches but Gifford is looking for a submission. Gifford is finally bleeding. Big shots on the ground! Gifford made it to the second. Somehow. 10-7 Davis.

Round 2 - Gifford kicks low and lands an uppercut. Front kick. Davis is just chillin so far. He misses with a right hook. Jump kick from Gifford. Imanari roll again but nothing there. Huge uppercut from Davis. He’s getting loose again. Head kick from Gifford. Hard jab from Davis. Huge jump knee and a kick from Davis. Gifford kicking the inside of the leg, but eats a right. Big combo. Grifford bounces off the fence and looks for a takedown, but ends up on the bottom. They’re in north south briefly. Big shots from Davis. He backs out, then lands a sho as Gifford comes up. He gets another takedown, then lets him up. Huge right hook again. Straight right lands flush. Left hooks now. Back to the right. Gifford with a right. Big combo from Davis and he’s just firing away. Another jump knee. Body work and another knee. 10-9 Davis.

Round 3 - Davis with a combo. Jab from Gifford. Body kick. Davis misses with an uppercut. Body shot from Davis. Slower pace, unsurprisingly. Gifford walks forward with punches but there’s not much on them. He tries to take Davis’ back but he shakes him off and eats a couple shots. Stiff jab from Davis. They trade jabs. Davis with a right and a takedown. Gifford just holding on. Davis spins out and gets back up with 90 seconds to go. Davis is tiring out. He kicks Gifford’s legs and he goes down. Gifford gets up. Left hook from Davis. Another and a low kick and Gifford goes down again. He takes a bit to get back up. Uppercut and a right from Davis. Gifford flops to the ground but Davis wants nothing to do with it. Davis with a left and a right hook that floors Gifford face-first. Great finish, but it should have been stopped LONG before that.

Mike Davis defeated Thomas Gifford via KO (right hook), 4:45 of round 3

Max Griffin vs. Alex Morono

Round 1 - They both miss with big punches early. Inside leg kick and a right from Morono. Griffin looking to establish the jab. Griffin with a right hook. Morono with a front kick. Body kick from Griffin. Nice overhand right from Griffin. Nice outside leg kick from Griffin. Morono with a right hook. They trade kicks. Spinning back kick from Morono lands to the body. Front kick as well. Straight shots and then a right hook from Morono. Griffin goes to the body. Griffin with a lead right hook. Hard jab from Morono. They trade rights. Griffin trying to press. Superman punch and a kick from Morono. Griffin spins. Close round. 10-9 Griffin.

Round 2 - Griffin with a right hook. Counter straight left from Morono. Griffin with a right and a high kick. Griffin more active and lands a few single shots. Morono tries to fire back. Hard right from Griffin wobbles Morono. He charges in with punches but Morono weathers the storm. Griffin couldn’t get a takedown. Nice right from Morono now. Splits the guard. They trade shots, which Morono gets the best of. Morono with a combo and a left head kick that drops Griffi! He’s all over him but Griffin is surviving and up! He just misses with a kick! Huge knee! Spinning back fist! Griffin is still on his feet, somehow! WOW what an ending to the round! 10-9 Morono.

Round 3 - Griffin looks composed early. He lands a hard right. Moono jabbing. Griffin working the body. Nice right over the top from Griffin. Morono with his own lead right. Jabs to the body from Griffin. Griffin with a combo. He ties up Morono and gets a takedown. That could be huge. Halfway through the round. Morono fights his way up within 20 seconds. Griffin with a right against the fence, and he scoops up Morono to slam him to the mat. Nice. Morono’s not there long though. Griffin looking for yet another takedown but Morono is defending this time. Or not, Griffin dumps him to the mat. Morono gets up and tries to use a kimura defense to stay up right this time. Griffin perseveres and gets another takedown with 15 seconds to go. Morono almost sweeps, but can’t. 10-9 and 29-28 Griffin.

Alex Morono defeated Max Griffin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Tim Elliott

Round 1 - Elliott with a leg kick. Figueiredo misses with a spin kick. Figueiredo with a hard right as Elliott throws a kick. Elliott with a side kick and a spinning back fist. He’s looking to wrestle but Figueiredo lands another hard right. Figueiredo with a single but he eats an uppercut. Low kick from Figueiredo. A left lands now. Elliott trying to kick the outside of the leg. Elliott with a left hook. Inside leg kick. He stuffs another shot but gets clipped with another Figueiredo right hook. Figueiredo drops for a guillotine! And it’s over! Just like that!

Deiveson Figueiredo defeated Tim Elliott via submission (guillotine choke), 3:08 of round 1

Marlon Vera vs. Andre Ewell

Round 1 - Leg kick from Vera. Ewell fires a big punch but Vera scrambled for a takedown. Couldn’t get it. Body shot from Ewell. Hard inside leg kick from Vera. Ewell fires back with a combo that ends with a body shot. Ewell misses with a punch and Vera secures a standing head-and-arm choke! He drags Ewell to the mat but he’s on the bottom, still looking to finish it. Finally he gives it up. Ewell works in Vera’s full guard halfway through the round. Elbow from the bottom from Vera. Ewell can’t get much going on top. The ref warns them for action. He rolls for an armbar and Ewell lets him up with 50 seconds to go. Vera misses a kick and they trade rights. Ewell digs to the body. They both miss with punches. Ewell connects at the horn. 10-9 Vera.

Round 2 - Vera kicking early. Ewell goes to the body. Front kick. Vera trying to press but not connecting. Inside leg kick from Vera. Question mark kick from Vera. Ewell just missing with big punches. Ewell catches a kick but doesn’t do anything with it, so Vera punches him a few times. Ewell with a nice counter. Another. Inside leg kick from Vera. Another. Ewell fires back with a quick right. Two lefts score for Ewell, who is now fighting with his hands down. Vera goes back to the kicks. He looks for the standing head-and-arm again, but Ewell defends. Vera opens up with knees to the thigh instead. Vera with a front kick and he’s pressuring. Two big lefts! Big knee! Great chin on Ewell. 10-9 Vera.

Round 3 - Inside leg kick from Vera. They trade from range. Ewell goes to the body. Head kick and hard knee from Vera! Side kick. Body kick. Ewell tries to catch a kick. He lands a couple of counter. Outside low kick from Vera. Ewell with a 1-2 up the middle. Inside leg kick from Vera, and a right hook. Another hard leg kick. Front kick from Ewell. Jump knee from Vera! He ties well up and lands hard knees to the body. Elbows! Hard left! Ewell jabs back. They’re fighting in a phone booth. Ewell spins. Lands a left hook. Vera looks for a guillotine! Ewell goes to the mat but escapes. Huge elbows from Vera! Ewell is trying to defend but Vera is relentless. It’s over!

Marlon Vera defeated Andre Ewell via TKO (elbows), 3:17 of round 3

Miguel Baeza vs. Hector Aldana

Round 1 - Slow start. Baeza is circling. He throws a lead right that’s blocked. That’s pretty much the only strike over the first minute of the fight. Aldana with a leg kick. Baeza with a low kick of his own. And another. Few kicks from each man. Head kick from Baeza. A lot of staring otherwise though. Baeza chops at Aldana’s legs. Aldana with a counter right. It’s just kicks and not much else. I’m surprised the crowd isn’t booing yet. Aldana finally cracks his opponent with two hard rights, but doesn’t chase. Baeza goes to the body. Again. Baeza shoots at the horn and puts Aldana on the floor. 10-9 Baeza.

Round 2 - Jab from Baeza. Overhand right. Aldana with a high cook. Low kick too. He’s continuing to kick. Baeza with a 1-2 that connects. Front kick. They trade low kicks. Baeza with two hard low kicks and Aldana collapses to the mat in pain! He jumps on him and finishes the fight!

Miguel Baeza defeated Hector Aldana via TKO (leg kicks and punches), 2:32 of round 2

Marvin Vettori vs. Andrew Sanchez

Round 1 - Vettori with a long left. He’s coming forward with a combo. Sanchez covers up. He lands a body kick. They’re talking in the cage. Double jab and a right from Vettori. Sanchez with another inside leg kick. Vettori is chasing him down and landing hard. He shucks of a takedown attempt from Sanchez. Knee up the middle from Vettori, and he goes to the body. Sanchez still trying to chew up the front leg. Vettori with a body kick. Vettori presses again with a combo and a knee. Sanchez takes it. Jab from Vettori. Vettori checks a kick. Vettori presses again with two knees to the body and some punches. Sanchez with a right. Body kick from Vettor, Sanchez with a counter right. Vettori with more pressure. Head kick from Sanchez is blocked. He finally shoots again but Vettori pushes him away. Left cross from Vettori. 10-9 Vettori.

Round 2 - Vettori with a jab. He presses with a combo. Sanchez fires back. Vettori jumps in with a right hook and a hard knee to the jaw. Counter left for Vettori. Sanchez with a lead right. He’s more active than he was in round one. Hard body kick from Vettori. Sanchez with a left hook and a kick. Vettori responds. Another counter from Sanchez finds the mark. Hard right now too. Vettori with a body kick again. Sanchez with one of his own. Vettori with more pressure. Sanchez shoots but gets nowhere. Vettori with a knee. Sanchez with more pressure of his own. 10-9 Vettori.

Round 3 - Sanchez comes forward right away. But he’s not throwing much. He does land a big spinning back fist though! Vettori took it. He lands a counter as Sanchez advances. Sanchez with a lazy kick. Vettori catches it and looks for his own takedown, but can’t get it. Combo from Vettori. Hard body kick. Another spinning back fist lands for Sanchez. He lands a two-punch combo as well. Sanchez with an inside leg kick. Vettori with a hard body shot. Sanchez is still right there. Chest kick from Vettori. Sanchez with a 1-2. 90 seconds to go. Vettori jabbing from the outside. Vettori with that body kick again. Jabs. Vettori ducks the spinning back fist this time. Sanchez misses with a kick. Head kick from Vettori. Quick left too. Sanchez spins again, and presses to the horn. 10-9 and 30-27 Vettori.

Marvin Vettori defeated Andrew Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

JJ Aldrich vs. Lauren Mueller

Round 1 - A little bit of pattycake to start. Inside leg kick from Aldrich. She’s throwing out the jab. Nice three-punch combo from Aldrich. Mueller with a body kick, and she lands a right. Aldrich fires back with her own. Aldrich with another nice combo. Front kick from Mueller, but Aldrich connected with a right. Body shot from Aldrich. They tie up. Aldrich eventually gets a body lock takedown against the cage. Mueller is back up fairly quickly. They battle against the fence. Mueller catches a knee and dumps Aldrich to the mat. She’s up immediately. 10-9 Aldrich.

Round 2 - They both land punches at the same time. Inside leg kick from Mueller. Aldrich with a hard lead left hook. Straight left now. Mueller charges in and Aldrich looks for a takedown. She can’t get it. Mueller steps back and lands two rights and a kick, which bloodies Aldrich’s nose. Right cross from Mueller. Aldrich with a couple of lefts. Body kick from Mueller. Aldrich with a combo. They trade shots. Mueller with more pressure now. She gives Aldrich a Diaz-style taunt. Aldrich is on her heels a bit. Mueller connecting with a few punches. Aldrich fires back but can’t clinch. Front kick from Aldrich. 10-9 Mueller.

Round 3 - Aldrich comes out on fire! She’s lighting Mueller up with lefts and a big kick. Mueller looks stunned. She’s trying to clinch. Aldrich peels herself off and resets. Nice combo from Aldrich. They trade kicks. Another combo from Aldrich. Mueller responds with a combo but doesn’t connect with much. Aldrich lands a counter. Aldrich with a lead left. Aldrich spins and misses. The pace has slowed. Aldrich with another counter. Mueller catches a kick and lands two big rights. She’s trying to drag Aldrich into a brawl but she’s keeping her composure. Aldrich with a hard left. They trade lefts. They decide to throw down for the last 20 seconds. Aldrich just misses with a spinning back fist. 10-9 and 29-28 Aldrich.

JJ Aldrich defeated Lauren Mueller via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)