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UFC on ESPN 15 results and video: Dobson upsets Agapova, Rodriguez overcomes drop to TKO Grant

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On the UFC on ESPN 15 main card, Shana Dobson upset Mariya Agapova in the second round, and Daniel Rodriguez overcame getting dropped to finish Dwight Grant in the same round.

The UFC on ESPN 15 main card in underway, and the co-main event just witnessed Mike Rodriguez utilize the Thai clinch to hurt Marcin Prachnio and then put him away with ground strikes. Prachnio seemed to be off to a good start, but once he hit the clinch it was a wrap. Rodriguez advances his UFC record to an interesting 2-2-1.

Before that, up and coming lightweight, Joe Solecki, pulled off a standing rear-naked choke on Austin Hubbard in the first-round. Solecki didn’t take very long to reach the back, but patiently waited while in a standing backpack for the perfect moment to sink the choke. This is two up and two down for Solecki within the UFC, and his winning streak extends to five.

Also on the main card, Shana Dobson weathered an aggressive first-round storm from Mariya Agapova to pull out a second-round TKO. After being taken down in the seocnd act, Dobson hit a sweep and then pounded away until the referee stepped in to stop the fight. After a three-fight losing skid, Dobson is back in the win column for the first time since 2017.

Opening up the main card, Daniel Rodriguez overcame being dropped early in the fight to rally and TKO Dwight Grant before the end of the same round. This was a wild one with both men throwing heaters, but Rodriguez would not be denied and found the finish. Hey, Rodriguez is now 3-0 in the UFC!

**See complete results below

Main card:

Mike Rodriguez def. Marcin Prachnio by KO at 2:17 of round 1: Light Heavyweight

Prachnio got off to a strong start, throwing clean shots and being active. Then, he fell into the clinch of Rodriguez and that was the beginning of the end. Rodriguez blasted his foe with a couple of knees and then used a set of elbows to drop Prachnio. A series of ground strikes came crashing in and put Prachnio out cold.

Joe Solecki def. Austin Hubbard by submission (RNC) at 3:51 of round 1: Lightweight

After a bit of feeling out, Solecki clinched up and took the back while Hubbard was still standing. Hubbard was unable to improve his position so tons of time went by with Solecki attached to the back. Solecki eventually attacked a rear-naked choke and was able to get the tap while Hubbard was still on his feet.

Shana Dobson def. Mariya Agapova by TKO at 1:38 of round 2: (W) Flyweight

Agapova came out aggressive, wildly throwing at Dobson until she tripped and fell over. Agapova scrambled up and got a takedown of her own, but the fight quickly went back to its feet. There wasn’t a second of breathing room between strikes from Agapova, making things easier for Dobson to hit a takedown. Dobson took the back for a bit, but Agapova eventually slipped out and took the back herself. Agapova locked up a body triangle, enabling her to maintain control as Dobson squirmed.

Dobson opened up the second frame with a head kick, but was quickly taken down right after that. Agapova ended up getting swept out of position and Dobson capitalized on the moment by taking the back. Dobson dropped a bunch of ground strikes and transitioned into full mount to drop even more of them. Agapova failed to improve her position so the referee stepped in to stop the bout.

Daniel Rodriguez def. Dwight Grant by TKO at 2:24 of round 1: Welterweight

Grant struck early here, dropping Rodriguez with a big left hand. He followed up with a bunch of ground strikes, but Rodriguez hung tough and worked his way back to his feet. Rodriguez seemed to be recovered and out for retribution, stalking Grant and backing him up. Then, a left hand in the middle of a flurry dropped Grant, and then some followup strikes sealed the deal.