Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and full play-by-play (main card) as UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige goes down on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
This is an ESPN show and is kicking off slightly later than usual. The six-fight preliminary card is scheduled to start at 7pm ET/4pm PT. There will be a stream on ESPN+ as well. The five-fight main card will kick off at 10pm ET/7pm PT on ESPN and ESPN+.
Round 1 - Ige wades in first, about 30 seconds in. Nice long 1-2 from Ige. Ige with a right to the body. The same long 1-2 as before, but Kattar blocks it. And yet again. Kattar not countering yet. He lands a jab to the body. Jab from Ige. Body shot from Ige, Kattar with a right and a left uppercut counter. Kattar loosening up now. Ige with a big body but Kattar counters. Ige looks for a takedown but ends up on his back with Kattar standing over him. Kattar lands one nice shot before Ige gets up. Front kick from Kattar. ige counter a counter right, and a body shot. Body kick from ige is caught, and Kattar throws him to the mat. He lands shots on the ground and rips Ige as he gets up, but Ige lands right back to the body. Side kick from Kattar. They trade inside. Ige scores with a huge right to the chin. Jump knee from Kattar! 10-9 Ige.
Round 2 - Lots of feinting here early. Ige goes body/head. Kattar with a jab. Low kick from Ige. Kattar with a lead 1-2. Kattar with a counter left. Another nice counter. Ige lands to the body and a left hook to the nose. Kattar with two jabs. Long left from Ige. Ige goes body-head with a huge combo again. Head kick from Kattar is blocked. Jab from Kattar. Ige is begging off, playing possum. Two hard jabs from Kattar. Jab to the body from Ige. Left over the top from Ige. Hard shots from Kattar, but Ige lands a big counter of his own. Kattar JUST misses with a flying knee. Ige with low kicks. 10-9 Ige.
Round 3 - Ige with a left in an exchange. Slapping body kick from Kattar. Jabs from Kattar. Low kick too. Body shot. Side kick to the knee from Ige. Low kick from Ige too, and again. Short left counter and a right from Kattar. Kattar with another jab. Ige with that body-head combo again. Katar with a double jab. Feinting from both men halfway through the round. They both land in an exchange. Double body shot from Ige. Kattar digs back with his own body shot. Ige fakes a takedown attempt. Kattar back to the body. Lead right hook from Katar. Lead right to the body from Ige. They trade low kicks. Jabs from Kattar. Kattar wades in with a combo and a head kick. They both land at the same time to the dome. Low kick from Kattar. Another big exchange. Slapping kick from Kattar. 10-9 Ige.
Round 4 - Ige shoots but Kattar defends. Kattar with a bomb of a shot. Ige gets backed into the cage and Kattar gets on top of him, landing big shots immediately. Ige rolls out. Jab from Ige. Jabs from Kattar. Ige with a superman punch. Kattar with an inside leg kick. Kattar with an overhand. Lead left from Kattar, might have been an elbow. Jabs from Kattar. Two lead rights from Ige are blocked. Inside leg kick from Kattar. Another. Winging right from Ige. Body work. Kattar with a low kick as Ige slips. Hard outside leg kick now from Kattar. He wings an uppercut and misses. Another slapping kick. Ige shoots and gets nowhere. Knee from Kattar. Spinning back kick. 10-9 Kattar.
Round 5 - Ige lands an outside leg kick. Kattar with a hard straight right. Ige rips the right but it’s blocked. Kattar’s gets through. Kattar with a hard counter right hook. Double jab from Kattar. Ige with the right again but it doesn’t get through. Kattar cracks him with a low kick. Ige with a right counter. Ige with a jab. They both land in an exchange. Ige catches a kick and looks for a takedown, but Kattar deftly hops away. Body shot from Ige. Slapping leg kick from Kattar. Body shot from Ige. Ige wades in, without success. Ige lands to the body, Kattar counters. Combo from Ige. Ige shoots and is rebuffed again. Knees from Kattar and Ige ends up on his back being clubbed! 10-9 Kattar, but I have it 48-47 Ige. The first might be where I haven’t got it right.
Calvin Kattar defeated Dan Ige unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
Round 1 - They’re both out of range early. Elliott is pumping the jab and throwing kicks, but they’re nowhere near Benoit. Finally a front kick lands to the body. Elliott lands to the body again. Inside leg kick. Benoit with a straight left. Elliott with a left. Benoit with a hard kick. He lands a right. Benoit whiffs on an undercut. Elliott is landing pitter-patter shots. Head kick from Benoit again, and another right. Elliott trying to wrestle. Benoit fights him off. Elliott with an elbow though.Right hook from Benoit. Low and side kick from Elliott. Jabs. Benoit with a gigantic liver shot. Benoit misses and Elliott scoops a single. They engage in a great scramble, and end up right back on the feet. Body kick from Benoit but Elliott throws him to the mat and scores with a left. 10-9 Benoit.
Round 2 - Jab from Benoit. Side kicks from Elliott. They battle in close. Lead left from Benoit. Elliott pumping away with the jab, but it’s not landing, it’s just a distraction. He does land a left hook. Benoit goes to the body. Benoit with a nice uppercut off an Elliott shot. Straight right. Triple jab. Elliott pressures but Benoit takes him down - right into a guillotine! Elliott mounts with it. Benoit gets his head out but he’s in a terrible position with two minutes to go. Benoit explodes out and Elliott settles back into mostly full guard. Elliott rolls across and Benoit slaps on a kneebar! Then a heel hook! That looked nasty and Elliott grimaced in pain but didn’t tap. Now there’s in a 50/50ish position with Elliott punching Benoit in the butt. They get back up with 45 seconds to go. Benoit with a left, and another. Side kick to the belly from Elliott. They end up back on the ground in a weird position. Elliott lands some elbows. 10-9 Elliott.
Round 3 - Benoit with a body shot right away. Front kick to the face from Elliott. Benoit shoots but gets stuffed via three elbows. Elliott charges across the cage for a takedown. Benoit ties him up. Elliott with two knees to the chin. He’s looking for a modified front choke, and they separate. Elliott is having a problem with one of his fingers, and digs at his gloves. Jab from Elliott. Benoit catches him. Elliott just using his left hand now. Nice lead left from him. Low kick. Benoit with a left. Elliott with a body kick. Knee up the middle from Elliott, and a lead left. He avoids three shots from Benoit. Benoit with a 1-2. Elliott back to the jab. Low kick from Benoit. Benoit pressures but can’t land flush. There’s a nice right hook though. Big lefts in the clinch too, and body work. Elliott tries to tie him up on the fence. Elliott looks for a trip. Benoit with a short left. Big combo and a knee from Benoit. 10-9 and 29-28 Elliott, but could go either way.
Tim Elliott defeated Ryan Benoit via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Round 1 - Hard inside leg kick from Rivera as Stamann lands a hard left hook. Lots of feinting after those big shots. Inside leg kick from Stamann. Rivera lands hard to the body, then a right hook to the head. Outside leg kick. Jab from Stamann. Stamann trips up Rivera briefly and lands two punches as he gets up. Rivera does the same thing to Stamann! But he’s able to jump on Stamann briefy and ands a couple of knees to the thigh. Stamann beautifully reverses a takedown attempt. Stamann with a standing body lock now. Foot stomps! Short punch over the shoulder from Rivera. Rivera is looking at the ref to separate. And he does. Wow. One minute to go. They trade kicks. Rivera with a hard counter right. Leg kick from Rivera. 10-9 Rivera.
Round 2 -Rivera wades in right away, but Stamann gets a body lock and slams him to the mat. Rivera back to his feet but still dealing with the body lock. Rivera looks for a kimura escape but nada. He eventually spins inside and reverses, looking for his own takedown. He gets Stamann to his butt, then grapevines a leg to lands a few punches. Stamann back up. Knee to the body from Stamann and he reverses position now. Knee from Stamann, and they both land on the break. Rivera swings and misses. Inside leg kick from Stamann. Rivera to the body, then a knee to the gut. Slapping inside leg kick from Rivera. Stamann with a left. Inside leg kick from Stamann. Rivera returns it. Hard counter left from Rivera. Nice jab from Stamann. Low kick from El Terror. Hard jumping knee from Stamann. Counter left again from Rivera. 10-9 Rivera.
Round 3 - Rivera with a left hook right away. He misses with a head kick. Stamann ducks under with a double attempt, then switches to a single, but Rivera remains upright. Really nice defense. Rivera with some light body shots in the clinch. Rivera with a knee to the body and they break. Rivera lands hard to the body as Stamann scores with a left hook. Inside and outside leg kicks from Rivera. He’s really chopping the legs now. Stamann scoops a single but Rivera defends again. Rivera looks for a guillotine but isn’t serious about it. They separate and Stamann lands a counter. Combo from Rivera. They both miss with winging shots. Stamann is bleeding. Rivera with a huge 1-2 counter combo. 10-9 and 30-27 Rivera.
Jimmie Rivera defeated Cody Stamann via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Round 1 - McCann takes the center and they trade right away. Santos with a barrage of kicks and a nice 1-2. Body kick from Santos. Nice left from McCann. Outside low kick from Santos. Body shot from McCann. Right over the top from McCann. Another. Santos with two hard knees to the body. Santos warned for grabbing Meatball’s hair. Both land outside leg kicks. Jabs from Santos. Molly with a right. Body kick from Santos. Santos is cut over the eye, but land a leg kick. More kicks from Santos. McCann with a single but eats knees to the body. McCann finally dumps her to the mat, but Santos squirms up pretty quickly. They battle in the clinch. Santos with a body lock takedown. 10-9 Santos.
Round 2 - McCann presses again right away. Molly with a left. Santos back to the kicks. Nice counter from Santos. Hard knee up the middle from Santos is blocked. Body kick. McCann catches it but can’t do anything with it. She’s in on a takedown attempt against the cage. Santos reverses position. They get after it right away on the break. Santos slips on a hard body kick, but pops up right away and gets a takedown. Straight to mount. Wow. McCann rolls but Santos secures a D’Arce choke against the cage. It doesn’t work so she just maintains a high mount. She moves back to half to maintain more control, and lands an elbow. 10-9 Santos.
Round 3 - Santos with a knee. Body kick. McCann lands a left. She whiffs on a high kick. McCann spins twice but doesn’t land hard. McCann with two nice rights. Santos pressures, gets inside, and looks for a takedown with a body lock. She gets it. McCann spins away, but Santos throws her right back down and she’s in half. She looks for the D’Arce again. Nothing doing but she holds onto McCann’s back as she tries to crawl away. Santos takes the back with hooks. She gets up high, really looking for a finish, but it’s not there. 10-9 and 30-27 Santos.
Taila Santos defeated Molly McCann via unanimous decisions (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Round 1 - Leg kick from Lazzez. Alhassan with two big shots and he’s pressing. Step-in elbow from Lazzez. Huge shots from Alhassan! Lazzez showing a hell of a chin! Head kick from Lazzez but Alhassan opens up again. Knees to the body from Lazzez. Lazzez is smiling at him. Elbows from each man. Alshassan gets a right hook through. Two knees to the body from Lazzez and a low kick. Front kick. More kicks. Alhassan kicks low now. Lazzez rips two more leg kicks. Jab. Lazzez digs to the liver and kicks the head. Jab from Alhassan. Uppercut and a left hook from Lazzez. They trade low kicks again. Hard combo from Alhassan. Lazzez shoots in on a double and gets an easy takedown. 10-9 Lazzez.
Round 2 - Alhassan checking kicks now. Lazzez wades in with a big elbow. Low kicks. He wades in with some big punches! Alhassan might be in trouble, but he rips back with a big right hook! Lazzez backs off. and shoots. Alhassan looks for a guillotine but Lazzez passes to side. He works a bit, but is stood up VERY quickly by the ref. That was lame. Alhassan with a right hook. Jump knee and an elbow against the cage from Lazzez and he gets another takedown. He’s trying to move to mount but he’s against the cage. Now he’s in side. And the ref stands them up again! WHAT THE HECK! That was absolutely terrible. Jab from Alhassan. Jump knee from Lazzez. 10-9 Lazzez.
Round 3 - Alhassan shoots in but gets nowhere. Jab. Body shot from Lazzez. Low kick. Step-in knee as Alhassan looks for a takedown. He still manages to get it though. Briefly, as Lazzez gets back up. He’s down again, but Lazzez immediately scoots to the fence again and gets up. They battle in the clinch. Lazzez reverses and looks for a takedown. He gets it but Alhassan looks for a guillotine. Lazzez escapes and he’s in side again. I fully expect the ref to stand this up quickly. He actually isn’t, which is surprising. Alhassan finally gets up with 15 seconds to go. They brawl to the horn. Fun fight! 10-9 and 30-27 Lazzez.
Mounir Lazzez defeats Abdul Razak Alhassan via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Preliminary Card (7 PM ET, ESPN/ESPN+)
Khamzat Chimaev defeated John Phillips (D’Arce choke), 1;12 of round 2
Lerone Murphy defeated Ricardo Ramos via TKO (punches), 4:18 of round 1
Modestas Baukauskas def. Andreas Michalidis via TKO (elbows) Round 1 5:00
Jared Gordon def. Chris Fishgold via unanimous decision (30-26x3)
Liana Jojua def. Diana Belbita via submission (armbar) at 2:23 of Round 1
Jack Shore def. Aaron Phillips via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:29 of Round 2