Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and full play-by-play as UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris goes down in Jacksonville, Florida.
The headliner comes in the heavyweight division, with veteran Alistair Overeem facing off with Walt Harris. The co-main is a strawweight battle between former title challenger Claudia Gadelha and always-active Angela Hill.
This is an ESPN show and is kicking off slightly earlier than usual. The six-fight preliminary card is scheduled to start at 6pm ET/3pm PT on the big network, and there will be a stream on ESPN+ as well. The five-fight main card will kick off at 9pm ET/6pm PT on the same network, along with ESPN+.
Round 1 - Harris feinting. Overeem ducks under the first Harris punch. Overeem throwing kicks. Harris lands a big shot and Overeem goes down! Harris firing huge shots but Overeem manages to scramble and survive. He holds on and he’s cut badly on the eyebrow. Harris comes forward and Overeem is hurt again. Harris goes too far though and Overeem ends up on his back on the ground! He’s being methodical, landing a few punche and recovering. Harris is flat on the the ground with his head against the cage. More punches from Overeem. They’re getting harder and landing right to Harris’ face. Overeem steps over into a modified mount. Overeem lands some knees and tries to land a big one as Harris gets up right at the horn. 10-9 Harris.
Round 2 - Harris pumping the jab. He looks tired though. He throws a kick that’s blocked. Slow pace over the first minute. Overeem with an inside leg kick. Overeem with a head kick and a big right and Harris goes down! He’s in turtle position with Overeem landing rights to the head. Overeem sinks hooks and flattens him out. Overeem still punching and taking his time. Harris is just stuck. Overeem wasn’t landing very hard shots, but after two ref warnings, the bout is brought to a close.
Alistair Overeem defeated Walt Harris via TKO (strikes), 3:00 of round 2
Round 1 - Hill with a right hook. Gadelha shoots but is pushed away. They exchange in the pocket. Nice knee to the belly from Hill. Gadelha with a left hook and a jab. Hill presses. Gadelha with a right hook that scores. She’s working the jab well too. They brawl inside and Claudia pushed Hill into the fence. She gets underhooks and looks hard for a takedown. Finally she uses some misdirection and got Hill ot the floor. She’s in side control with a minute left in the round. Gadelha finally starts striking. She lands a few hammerfists, and Hil gives up her back to get up. 10-9 Gadelha.
Round 2 - Gadelha setting the tone with her jab. Hill with a combo. They trade rights. Gadelha has a cut above her eyebrow. A straight right from Hill drops Gadelha! Her corner screams at her to let Gadelha get back up. Gadelha scoops a single but Hill pulls away. Hill scores with a right again. Gadelha with a combo. Hill with a knee to the body. She’s holding Claudia against the fence. Two minutes to go. Gadelha spins away and they reset in the center. Gadelha connects with three punches. She lands a big right hook. Again! They both land jabs at the same time. Hill with a right over the top. Gadelha can’t get a hold of her legs. Hill digs to the body and they exchange again. Hill with a right, a head kick, and a knee up the middle. 10-9 Hill.
Round 3 - Gadelha fakes a takedown attempt right away. Leg kick from Claudia. She scores in close with a hook. Hill with a combo. Gadelha with a counter right hook. Low kick from Gadelha. Hill lands a right hook, but gets popped with a jab. Hill with another combo. Claudia with a straight right. Pretty even halfway through the round. Inside leg kick from Gadelha. They both land rights. Left hook from Hill. Step-in knee from Hill. Gadelha with a hard left hook! Jab from Hill and she floats out of range of a counter. Hill spins and misses. Another left hook from Gadelha. Gadelha gets Hill against the fence and they jockey for position. Elbow scores for Claudia, and a right. Nice combo. Head kick from Hill and they brawl to the horn. Very close, but I’ll go 10-9 and 29-28 Gadelha.
Claudia Gadelha defeated Angela Hill via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Round 1 - Ige with two big punches right away. Barboza fires back. Ige is quite aggressive out of the gate. Barboza with an elbow and a right hook drops Ige! Ige immediately looks for an armbar from the bottom as Barboza looks to drop leather. Big punches from Barboza! Ige pops back to his feet though. Nice 1-2 from Barboza. Ige with a counter left and a right hook. Ige with a body kick. Barboza with his first leg kick. Hard body shot from Ige. Both miss with home run shots. Hard low kick from Barboza spins Ige right around. Another one. Ige with a flying knee attempt. Barboza looks for a knee too. Ige pushes Barboza into the fence. Ige wth a lead right. Step-in knee from Barboza. Low kick too. 10-9 Barboza.
Round 2 - Ige presses immediately and lands two hard shots! Barboza fires back. Ige backs him up again.Body kick from Barboza. Leg kick from Ige. Clubbing leg kick from Barboza. Ige backs Barboza into the fence. Barboza gets the Thai clinch and lands two knees to the body. Ige misses with a hard shot. Barboza connects with a left hook. Overhand right from ige is blocked. Huge right from Ige! Barboza took it. Leg kicks from Edson. Ige with another overhand right and some body work. Leg kick too. Barboza with a high body kick. Left hook from Ige. Elbow inside. Two low kicks from Ige and he shoots in for a takedown off of a Barboza kick. Edson pancakes him though, and looks for an anaconda choke. Ige rolls away. Barboza with a solid right back on the feet. Body kick from Barboza that actually ended up being a knee. Ige shoots again, and pulls guard. Barboza opens up with some big ground and pound. 10-9 Ige.
Round 3 - Barboza with a body kick. Edson with a combo that connects. Front kick. Winging right hook from Ige. Now a left hook. He swings and misses. Barboza with another hard body kick as Ige gets busy. Body shot from Ige. They clinch. Barboza with a knee to the body and an elbow. Uppercut too. Ige dives on a leg but Barboza pulls it away. Right hook and a jab score for Ige. Left hook lands too. Hard low kick from Edson. Ige misses with a huge punch. Jab and a front kick for Ige. Barboza jabs back. Ige pushes him against the fence. He gets a trip takedown with 70 seconds to go. He lands two big lefts. Barboza with butterfly guard and Ige can’t pass to half. Eventually he does. They go to the horn. 10-9 and 29-28 Barboza.
Dan Ige defeated Edson Barboza via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Round 1 - Front kick from Jotko. Anders with an overhand left. Jotko feinting and throws a body kick. Inside leg kick too. Anders with a lazy kick. Right hook from Jotko. Inside leg kick as well. He looks to spin but misses. Anders clinches up. They reset. Jotko sneaks a hard left in. Counter left from Jotko. Anders gets a body lock and throws Jotko to the mat, but he’s up immediately. Anders with a body kick. Anders gets in close and lands a nice combo. Jotko presses with a 1-2 that connects, and follows up with two leg kicks. Jotko looking to wrestle now. He looks to drag Anders down, but Anders ends up on top. Jotko flips him over and they get back up. Anders charges in and almost runs into Herb Dean, but lands two clean shots. They brawl against the cage. Front headlock from Anders. 10-9 Jotko.
Round 2 - Anders presses right away, looking for a takedown. Jotko with a right. Anderson with his one. Anders bullies Jotko over to the cage but can’t keep him there. Jotko with a spinning elbow. Jotko with a hard lead left. Anders lands a glancing one of his own. Anders gets a double in deep, but can’t put Jotko on his back. Jotko squirms away and lands a nice knee to the belly. Right hook from Jotko connects. Anders in on a double again. Switches to a single. Anders with a spinning elbow now. Jotko jabbing. Anders backs him up and lands a kick. He pins Jotko to the fence. One minute to go. Anderson has a body lock now, but Jotko grabs the fence. Herb Dean warns him. 10-9 Jotko.
Round 3 - Jotko with a jab. Kotko spins again. Anders grabs his waist but he can’t get Jotko to the floor. Knee to the body from Anders. They spend some time against the fence. They finally reset 90 seconds in. Jotko with a left as Anders tries to throw a kick. Anders with his own left hook. Jotko shoots but is stuffed. Anders flurries and lands the punches an a kick. Jotko with a short left. Jotko again with a hard lead left. Anders again presses him against the fence. Anders just can’t get him down, no matter what he tries. One minute to go and they’re back in the middle. They both miss with hooks. Anders backs him into the fence yet again. Jotko spins him around and lands two knees. They step back and both land hard. 10-9 and 30-27 Jotko.
Krzysztof Jotko defeated Erik Anders via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Round 1 - Low kick from Vera. Inside the leg now. Jab. Yadong with a leg kick. Yadong flurries, but Vera covers up well. Another low kick from Vera. Yadong with a head kick but it’s blocked. Yadong gets a straight right through. Left hook from Yadong, and a right. Low kick again from Vera. Inside leg kick from Yadong. They clinch against the fence. Yadong with a knee to the body as they break. Vera with the inside leg kick. Body shot from Yadong. They both land in a brief flurry. The tempo has been turned up. They clinch again. Extended battle against the fence. Thigh punches from Vera. Knee to the body from Yadong. Two elbows from Yadong. Knees from Vera now. 10-9 Yadong.
Round 2 - They both get back to low kicks right away. Yadong lands a couple of lefts and a nice jab. Vera looks to jab as well. Outside leg kick from Vera. Yadong digs to the body. Vera catches a kick and scores with some rapid fire punches. Yadong with a hard right as Vera sets up a kick. Yadong goes body/head. They both throw some leather, but Yadong gets the better of it. Jab from Vera. Yadong with a hard left hook. Yadong catches a kick but can’t do anything with it. Knee from Vera. They work against the fence. Vera steps back and they both throw hard elbows! Yadong with another solid right. Vera kicks low and looks to press. He eats a hard counter from Yadong, but lands to the body. 10-9 Yadong.
Round 3 - Vera storms out and throws a big knee! Yadong ties him up against the cage. Vera gets a takedown and almost took mount immediately. He stands up out of guard, then jumps back in with a nice shot. Yadong is in a seated position with his back to the cage, and he gets up. Vera lands had to the body. Yadong with a fast 1-2. Knee to the body from Vera again. Yadong pops him with a left hook. And another! Straight right scores for him too, and another. Vera looks to knee the body. They’re getting after it. Vera with a classic 1-2. Yadong with a hard left, Vera claps him on the chin with a right. Hard knee to the body from Vera, and an uppercut. Vera holds him against the fence. Vera with a beautiful trip takedown. Yadong gets up fast and lands hard shots. Elbow! Vera drags him down again and almost takes the back. Yadong almost helicopter sweeps him off, and stands up. Vera with a cartwheel variation on the end. 10-9 Vera, but 29-28 Yadong. The second round will decide it.
Song Yadong defeated Marlon Vera via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Round 1 - Measured start. Brown wades in with a left, but Baeza clips him with a counter. Baeza with a nice jab that stops Brown in his tracks. Two low kicks, and a third from Baeza. Brown lands a hard shot. He presses forward with two big shots. Another drops Baeza briefly! Big elbows. Baeza has recovered but Brown has him with his back against the cage. Elbow again from Brown. Baeza fires back with a left. Two hard rights from Baeza and a leg kick. Brown with a hard shot again! Baeza with a two-punch combo that drops Brown now! He jumps into Brown’s guard but Brown manages to hold on and clear his head. Brown back up. They trade knees to the body. Brown presses, but eats a hard right hook. Elbow from Brown, and a spinning back kick to the body. Another combo from Baeza. Brown fires back. Great round! 10-9 Baeza.
Round 2 - Baeza with a hard combo right away. A devastating counter left and Brown goes down again! Baeza jumps in and it’s over! That was sick.
Miguel Baeza defeated Matt Brown via KO (punches), :18 of round 2
Round 1 - Holland comes out firing immediately. Jab to the body. Hernandez with a low kick. Holland with a hard elbow and a knee to the body and Hernandez is hurt! Holland jumps on him and it’s over super quick!
Kevin Holland defeated Anthony Hernandez via TKO (knee and punches), :39 of round 1
Giga Chikadze vs. Irwin Rivera
Round 1 - Rivera jumps in with some strikes. Hard inside leg kick from Chikadze. Rivera checks the next one and shoots, without success. He shoots again and is stopped in his tracks. Knee from Chikadze. Rivera pushing forward. He jumps over a leg kick. That was interesting. Superman punch misses for Rivera. Chikadze with a nice right. Inside leg kick from Chikadze. He lands a good shot against the cage. Rivera tries to jump over a kick again. Takedown attempt stuffed by Chikadze. Body kick from Chikadze. Jab from Chikadze and he just misses with a knee. Question mark kick to the body and a hard right from Chikadze. Leg kick from Rivera, straight left from Chikadze. Spinning wheel kick misses from Chikadze. Body kick again. 10-9 Chikadze.
Round 2 - High kick from Chikadze is blocked. Superman punch from Rivera. Lots of feinting from Chikadze. They brawl a bit in the center. Nice left from Rivera. Chikadze with a hard right. Hard head kick from Chikadze. Nice uppercut. Jab from Rivera. Question mark kick connects to the cheek of Rivera, and Chikadze followed up with a left cross. He misses with a jump knee. Rivera’s nose looks broken. Another knee. Left and a hard body kick from Chikadze. Rivera with a counter straight left that finds a home. Knee and a combo from Chikadze, Rivera lands a counter again. Side kick from Chikadze. He’s jumping around. Axe kick attempt. 10-9 Chikadze.
Round 3 - Outside leg kick from Chikadze. Hard knee drops Rivera! He pops up and throws hard leather. Chikadze pushes him down and lands again, but Rivera gets right back up. Tough dude. Another knee! Rivera eats it. Front kick. Rivera misses with an overhand left. Head kick from Chikadze. Another step-in knee from Chikadze, and a jab. Snapping body kick. Low kick from Rivera. Chikadze with a right and a knee. He starts chasing Rivera. 30 seconds to go. Chikadze slaps his opponent, Stockton style. Rivera still bringing it. Gets a takedown off a jump knee and looks for a heel hook. Too late. 10-9 and 30-27 Chikadze.
Giga Chikadze defeated Irwin Rivera via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Round 1 - Landwehr is the aggressor early. Elkins lands a straight right. Overhand right. Low kick from Landwehr. Landwehr with a straight right of his own. And a low kick. They trade shots in the middle. Elkins shoots a single leg. Landwehr fights him off briefly, but Elkins perseveres and gets him to the mat. He settles into half guard. Landwehr scrambles up but Elkins keeps him in a front headlock. He lets it go to look for another takedown. Landwehr defends well. Elkins lands a right on the break. Combo from Elkins. Jabs from Landwehr. Another left from Elkins. They trade lefts. Elkins shoots but gets stuffed. Three-punch combo from Elkins. Landwehr with a couple of low kicks. Elkins shoots but eats a hard right. Uppercuts from both men. A right scores for Landwehr. 10-9 Elkins.
Round 2 - A replay shows that Elkins was cut by an accidental headbutt in the first. Elkins shoots right away. Landwehr pops him with an uppercut. Two counter rights from Landwehr. Hard right from Elkins. Elkins shoots and totally misses Landwehr. Jabs from Landwehr. Low kick. Elkins with a quick left. Landwehr with two hard rights. Landwehr is just walking him down with his hands at his waist. Elkins with a low kick. Landwehr with two counters going backwards. Double jab from Elkins. Nice left from Elkins. Hard knee from Landwehr. Another. Elkins is very bloody now. Body kick from Elkins. Hard right from Landwehr. Low kick again. Hard elbow from Landwehr. Elkins is yelling at Dana White. Lol. Herb Dean asks for a pause so the doctor can check the cut. He has two cuts actually. The doc lets him continue. Body kick from Elkins. Landwehr is fighting with one hand behind his back, oddly. Elkins is just yelling again, randomly. 10-9 Landwehr.
Round 3 - Elkins is leaking bad, even after the cutman worked on him. Landwehr with a nce counter right. Elkins shoots but Landwehr ends up on top. Elkins is up immediately and looking for his own takedown again. Landwehr resets. They trade in close. Jab from Landwehr. Two lefts from Elkins connect. Landwehr clubs Elkins as he tries to shoot in again. Elkins with a hard combo off a clinch break. Landwehr jabbing. Low kick from Elkins. Elkins with a right and he’s relentless with the takedown attempts. Landwehr works the body. Jab from Landwehr, right hook from Elkins. 90 seconds left. Hard shot from Landwehr. Elkins with a left hook. Counter left from Landwehr. Low kick from Elkins. They both land solid shots. Jab jab right hook from Landwehr. Elkins with two hard right hooks. Elkins connects again. Landwehr with a huge shot late! Elkins takes it. Landwehr hurts Elkins bit at the horn. Great fight. I’ll go 10-9 and 29-28 Landwehr.
Round 1 - Borella clinches up quickly. After almost two minutes, Borella gets a takedown. Casey looks for the armbar from the bottom and tries to use her feet on the cage to adjust. Borella defends well. Casey looks for it again. Borella pulls out then jumps back into guard. Right back to the armbar attempt for Casey. Borella screams and taps! Very nice!
Rodrigo Nascimento vs. Don’Tale Mayes
Round 1 - Nascimento with a low kick and a body kick. Left hook from Mayes. More low kicks from Nascimento. They trade kicks now Overhand right from Nascimento. Mayes ties him up and they trade position against the cage a few times. They trade strikes and separate. Left hook from Nascimento. Jab from Mayes. He lands a body shot and spins. Inside leg kick from Nascimento. Body kick from Mayes. Nascimento with a hard shot. He gets a takedown with 90 seconds to go. He’s working methodically but isn’t landing much. Mayes lands a nice counter left as he regains his feet. Right hook from Mayes. 10-9 Nascimento.
Round 2 - Inside and outside leg kicks from Nascimento. Head kick stuns Mayes briefly but he fires back as Nascimento tries to get inside. Straight right from Mayes. He pushes Nascimento against the cage. They spin around a few times. Extended clinch battle. Body punches from Mayes but he gets taken down. Nascimento takes the back, sinks a hook, and secures a choke. It’s over just like that!
Rodrigo Nascimento defeated Don’Tale Mayes via submission (rear naked choke), 2:05 of round 2