UFC 211 QUICK RESULTS:
- Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos — Miocic def. Dos Santos by TKO (punches) at 2:22 of Round One
- Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade — Jedrzejczyk def. Andrade by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-45)
- Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal — Maia def. Masvidal by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez — Edgar def. Rodriguez by TKO (eye injury) at 5:00 of Round Two
- David Branch vs. Krzysztof Jotko — Branch def. Jotko by split decision (29-28 B, 28-29, 29-28)
- Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier — No Contest (illegal knee) at 4:12 of Round Two
- Jason Knight vs. Chas Skelly — Knight def. Skelly by TKO (punches) at 0:39 of Round Three
Jared Gordon vs. Michel Quinones
- Rashad Coulter vs. Chase Sherman — Sherman def. Coulter by KO (elbow) at 3:36 of Round Two
- Marco Polo Reyes vs. James Vick — Vick def. Reyes by TKO (punches) at 2:39 of Round One
- Jessica Aguilar vs. Cortney Casey — Casey def. Aguilar by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
- Enrique Barzola vs. Gabriel Benitez — Barzola def. Benitez by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
- Joachim Christensen vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov — Antigulov def. Christensen by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:21 of Round One
UFC 211 LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY:
265 lbs.: UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos
Round 1: JDS with his customary jab to the body. Good leg kick. Solid low kicks by Dos Santos. Miocic with a right hand against the cage a minute in. Dos Santos circling out a bit better than in the first fight. Miocic leg kick and a series of right hands. Leg kick from Junior. Good right hand and a straight left behind it. He’s getting JDS to the cage. Counter right from Miocic, then a massive right hand that sends Dos Santos to his knees. Miocic pounds away until the ref steps in.
Final result: Miocic def. Dos Santos by TKO (punches)
115 lbs.: UFC Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade
Round 1:Jedrzejczyk opens with leg kicks. More whacks to the thigh, solid right hand. Counter hook from Jedrzejczyk, overhand right by Andrade as the latter rushes in. One minute in. More leg kicks and a hard knee by Jedrzejczyk before Andrade puts her on the fence. Andrade looking for a single-leg, heaves her into the air and takes her down. She hauls her away from the fence before taking half guard. Jedrzejczyk works her way to her feet two minutes in, lands a hard elbow and knee. More knees. Nasty right elbow and they separate. Two minutes to go.
Sharp jabs from the champion. Low kicks. Head kick lands, draws a shake of the head from Andrade. Low kick, jabs. One minute to go. Body kick from Jedrzejczyk. Low kick, knees, left hook on the break. Jedrzejczyk sidestepping most of the challenger’s rushes, cracks her with a jab. Andrade looking for a takedown and hits another takedown, but eats an elbow as Jedrzejczyk stands and separates. 10-9 Jedrzejczyk.
Round 2: More low kicks by the champion. Right hand, more leg kicks. Andrade is struggling to reach her with her charges. Another spearing jab. One minute in. Front kick to the body, Andrade comes back with a left hook. Another leg kick by the champ. Lead right lands, then a body jab. Jedrzejczyk keeping her at bay with more and more kicks. Two minutes in. 1-2 and a jab. Andrade can’t cut off the cage right now, but does land a right hand. Jedrzejczyk’s jab remains money. Two minutes to go.
Left hook from Andrade met by a knee. Leg kick exchange. Leg kick and 1-2 sting Andrade. Another hard right hand, body shot. Andrade hurling heat but Jedrzejczyk isn’t there to be hit. Andrade reaches her with a right hand and shoots in, carrying Jedrzejczyk to the center of the cage. She can’t complete it, one minute to go. Head kick from Jedrzejczyk. Both land right hands, Jedrzejczyk thumps her with another jab. BIG head kick and a knee, but Andrade knocks her over with a right hand. Andrade tries to muscle her down before the bell. 10-9 Jedrzejczyk.
Round 3: Jabs and leg kicks continue to pile up. Andrade catches a low kick and lands a right hand. Body kick from Jedrzejczyk. Head kick connects. 1-2 lands clean. One minute in. Low kicks land and she fights off another takedown. Jedrzejczyk gets underhooks and circles off. Another good leg kick and she backs away from a rush. Two minutes in. Andrade goes southpaw, the kicks keep coming. Right hand to the midsection. Jedrzejczyk is just taking her to pieces. Right hand from Andrade met by a knee to the body. More leg kicks and a counter right down the pipe by the champ. Two minutes to go.
Spinning back fist lands for Jedrzejczyk after Andrade ducks a head kick. 1-2 from the champ. One minute to go. Combination by Jedrzejczyk on the retreat. Left hook on the inside. Andrade is still charging after her and getting caught coming in. Andrade hauls her to the fence, can’t keep her down. 10-9 Jedrzejczyk.
Round 4: Jedrzejczyk Keeping up the kicks, potshotting at range. Andrade can’t reach her with her punches and said punches are coming slower and slower. One minute in. Right hand to the body, cracking jab upstairs. Lead right, 1-2. 1-2-1. Head kick. Body shot, 3-2 that appears to rattle Andrade. Two minutes in. Andrade shoots in, eats a knee on the way. Elbow from the champ, hard knee to the body. They jockey for position, Jedrzejczyk still driving in knees. Two minutes to go.
Jedrzejczyk uses the whizzer to avoid another high-amplitude takedown and makes space. Right hand connects. More jabs. Glancing hook, leg kicks. Nasty right cross with a minute to go. Head kick connects once again, as does a left hook. Straight right and she avoids another takedown attempt. Front kick to the body. Hard knee and left hand on the break. 10-9 Jedrzejczyk.
Round 5: Jedrzejczyk continues to pick Andrade off with hard punches. Body kick, jabs. Swatting right hand. One minute in. Everything the champ does has been on point tonight. Left hand on the break, front kick. Straight right lands clean. Hard jab, straight right behind it. Jedrzejczyk is straight-up making her look pedestrian in there. Andrade ties up on the fence two minutes in. Jedrzejczyk cracks her with an elbow on the break. Body work by the champ. Nice right hand, Andrade comes back with three of her own. Overhand lands. Jedrzejczyk with yet more jabs. Two minutes to go.
Leg kick, heavy counter right from the champ and a hard elbow on the break. Jedrzejczyk briefly grabs the rear waistlock. Another brutal right hand. Left hook with a minute to go. 1-2, hard teep. Andrade lands a right hand. Big right hands by the champ. Andrade is shrugging off a crazy amount of strikes. Another brutal right hand before the bell. Beautiful performance from Joanna Jedrzejczyk. 10-9 Jedrzejczyk.
Final result: Jedrzejczyk def. Andrade by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal
Round 1: Maia shoots, chains his way to a single-leg, and continues to drive, ultimately pulling half guard. He completes the takedown and grabs the rear waistlock, dragging Masvidal to the mat and looking for the back. Full body triangle as “Gamebred” stands. Two minutes in. Solid wrist control from Masvidal to shut down the choke attempts. Two minutes to go.
Masvidal still successfully fighting off the choke. One minute to go. Masvidal gets the two-on-one and takes top position, unloading with big punches. Masvidal continues to punish until the bell. 10-9 Maia.
Round 2: Ref pauses the fight to cut some loose tape from Masvidal’s glove. Masvidal sending out kicks, stuffs a shot. Hard leg kick. Another sprawl and Masvidal lands an uppercut. One minute in. Heavy kicks by Masvidal. Masvidal stuffs it again, but Maia latches onto a leg. Knee and elbow by Masvidal as he stands. Masvidal stuffs it again. Two minutes in. Maia works his way to top position and Masvidal grabs an anaconda choke. Maia slips out, on top in half guard. Two minutes to go.
Maia grabs the rear waistlock as Masvidal stands. Brief trip by Maia. Maia drags him down, one hook in with a minute to work. Right hands from Maia. Tough round to score. 10-9 Maia.
Round 3: Masvidal going back to those heavy kicks to the leg and body. One minute in. Left hand lands for Maia. Two minutes in. Body kick lands for Masvidal. Head kick blocked. Maia trips him up with a single-leg and literally runs in to take top position. One hook in for Maia with two minutes to go.
Maia sneaks the hook in deeper and locks up the body triangle. Masvidal trying back elbows. Maia trying to soften him up with punches. Masvidal survives to the bell. 10-9 Maia.
Final result: Maia def. Masvidal by split decision
145 lbs.: Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez
Round 1:Right hand lands for Edgar early on. Rodriguez sending out kicks, lands a knee. Low leg kick. Solid counters by Edgar, who runs into an elbow while chasing him down. Edgar digging for a takedown a minute in. Rodriguez looking for a guillotine, gets taken down into guard. Ground-and-pound from Edgar. Two minutes in. Rodriguez staying active off his back, but taking good punches from the former champion. Two minutes to go.
Edgar doing an excellent job of navigating Rodriguez’s guard and landing shots. One minute to go. Punches and elbow piling up. These are mean shots. Even with the old rules, I’m calling this a 10-8 Edgar.
Round 2: Rodriguez’s left eye is swelling shut. Hook kick from Rodriguez met by e left hook. Edgar blocks a wheel kick and hits a nice takedown, only for Rodriguez to roll through for a kneebar. One minute in. Rodriguez adjusts and it looks good, but Edgar survives and cracks him with an elbow. Nasty punches from Edgar. Full mount now with three minutes to work. Rodriguez scrambles, ultimately regains guard. Edgar drilling him with elbows. That eye is kaput. Two minutes to go.
More heavy shots by Edgar. Rodriguez looks like he’s out of answers. One minute to go. Edgar trying to pass, cannot do so, keeps smashing him. 10-9 Edgar.
That boy’s got Lebedev eye. It’s over.
Final result: Edgar def. Rodriguez by TKO (eye injury)
185 lbs.: David Branch vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Round 1: Branch falling short with right hands early. Branch leg kick answered by a straight left that just misses. Branch times a Jotko knee and takes him down into guard a minute in. Short elbows and punches from Branch. Two minutes in. Jotko scoots his way to the fence and gets to a three-point stance. He gets to his feet and reverses position on the cage. Branch reverses in turn. Two minutes to go.
Good takedown by Jotko and a solid knee when Branch returns to his feet. Branch pressing him against the cage with a minute to go. Knee for Branch. 10-9 Branch.
Round 2: Jotko just misses with an uppercut. He ties up on the cage. Spinning elbow on the break glances off. Branch fires a body kick that hits groin. One minute in. Straight left lands for Jotko when they resume. Solid counter left, then another straight that appears to sting Branch. Jotko stuffs a takedown two minutes in. Blast double from Branch, can’t keep him down and Jotko pops him with a right as they separate. Two minutes to go.
Straight left lands for Jotko. Branch backs him to the cage and ties up. Jotko complains and the ref breaks them up after a few seconds. One minute to go. Glancing wheel kick from Jotko, Branch takes him down and Jotko pops back up with the whizzer. 10-9 Jotko.
Round 3: Branch fires a head kick. Straight right to the body. Both just whiff on rights. Jotko tries a head kick a minute in. Branch shoots, lands an uppercut as he separates. Straight left from Jotko, right hand by Branch. They clinch and Branch puts him on the cage with over-unders. Two minutes in. Jotko briefly reverses. Ref breaks them up forty seconds later. Jotko briefly ties up. Good left hook by Branch. Two minutes to go.
Blast double from Branch and he puts Jotko on his back. Jotko with a butterfly hook, loses it. Jotko works his way to his feet, avoiding a front headlock, and Branch holds him against the fence. One minute to go. Ref breaks them up with a minute to go. Good knee by Jotko and a right hook behind it. Jotko left, Branch right. Nice uppercut from Jotko and Branch puts him back on the fence. 10-9 Branch.
Final result: Branch def. Jotko by split decision
155 lbs.: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
Round 1: Poirier sends out a head kick, eats a body shot. Body kick by Poirier. One minute in. Body kick from Poirier and a right hook after Alvarez fakes a takedown. Low kick from Alvarez, body kick from Poirier. Two minutes in. Alvarez to the body, knocked back by a straight left and Poirier stuffs a takedown. Body kick again by Poirier. Two minutes to go.
Body shot again by Alvarez, right hook by Poirier inside. Overhand left from Poirier met by a body kick. Straight lefts land for Poirier, right hand lands for Alvarez and a left hook lands afterwards. One minute to go. Good right hand from Eddie inside, Poirier with a 2-3 in return. 10-9 Poirier.
Round 2: Looping right hand lands for Alvarez and he shoots. Poirier bearing down on a Marcelotine, can’t get it. One minute in. Jab lands for Poirier after they separate. Straight left. Alvarez tries a head kick, eats a short uppercut and straight left. Body kick. Two minutes in. Both land their power hands and a monstrous straight left takes out Alvarez’s legs. He wobbles back and Poirier just tearing into him. Alvarez throwing back, shoots and stuffed. Straight left and right hook. Again. Another huge left. Suddely, a right hand clips Poirier and now it’s Eddie on the attack. Two minutes to go.
Alvarez shoots and Poirier again locks up the Marcelotine. Alvarez manages to slip out. Straights from both. Alvarez shoots and scores a takedown on the fence. Poirier works his way up, puts a hand down, and Alvarez blasts him with a pair of illegal knees. Herb Dean only steps in after the second illegal one. This one is over.
Final result: No Contest
145 lbs.: Jason Knight vs. Chas Skelly
Round 1: Counter right lands for Knight early on. Hard left hand for him as Skelly fades out. Leg kick connects. HUGE left hook from Skelly, Knight simply nods. Skelly fighting for a takedown a minute in, gets it. Knight sets up mission control. Two minutes in. Skelly moving towards an omoplata. Skelly defending well. Hard elbows from Knight off his back. Great scramble. Knight defending the takedown with two minutes to go.
Knight goes for a kimura, can’t get it. Skelly sets up the gogoplata, transitions to the omoplata and sweeps from there. Amazing scramble ensues and Knight waves him up after Skelly fails an armbar. Stiff jab from Skelly. Heavy counter right from Skelly and he ties up. Knight reverses on the fence and hits a takedown before the bell. Great fight so far. 10-9 Knight.
Round 2: Body kick from Knight. Skelly responds in kind. Knight catches a kick, doesn’t follow him down. Hard shots from both men. One minute in. Knight getting the better of these exchanges so far. He slips, nothing comes from it. Nice punches by Knight, who stuffs a takedown. Right hook by Knight and he stuffs a takedown. Left hook lands for Skelly and he shoots. Knight sprawls on it with two minutes to go.
Knight continues to defend and ultimately puts him in the fence. Hard elbow by Knight. Skelly threatens a guillotine and Knight takes him down into side control. One minute to go. They scramble and Knight locks up the rear crucifix. Skelly slips out and kicks him in the head as he stands, landing heavy punches before the bell. 10-9 Knight.
Round 3: Right hook from Knight and an uppercut knocks Skelly down. Knight follows him down and slams home punches until the referee steps in.
Final result: Knight def. Skelly by TKO (punches)
265 lbs.: Rashad Coulter vs. Chase Sherman
Round 1: Both men active in the early going, sending out punches. Coulter avoids a head kick, lands a right hand. Low kick from Sherman. One minute in. 1-2 by Sherman, overhand right by Coulter. More leg kicks by Sherman. Coulter’s showing some good hand speed. 1-2 from Sherman. More leg kicks from Sherman, right hand by Coulter. Two minutes in. Coulter’s feeling those low kicks, checks one and eats a left hand. Long right hand from Coulter, another thumping low kick comes back. Quick backfist from Sherman with two minutes to go.
Coulter cracks him with two quality right hands. Hard left hook, right hand inside. Another leg kick by Sherman. Coulter is not moving well at this point. Counter right lands for him. Another leg kick and Coulter’s limping. One minute to go. Again and Coulter looks like he’s had enough. Front kick by Sherman, nearly lands a head kick. Another leg kick before the bell. 10-9 Sherman.
Round 2: Solid right hand from Coulter, who gets blasted with a knee and walloped with more leg kicks. Sherman drops him in the clinch and works to pound out the fading Coulter. One minute to go. Coulter somehow works his way back to his feet, so Sherman lands knees to the body. Coulter swinging like mad. More leg kicks. BIG left hook crakcs Sherman. Coulter is absolutely going for it two minutes in. Sherman backs him to the fence and drills him with punches, eats one in return. Body kick. Rashad Coulter is doing everything he possibly can, eats a huge knee. Head kick by Sherman. Back elbow from Sherman, two big punches by Coulter. Sherman with a leg kick and more brutal punches. With both men exhausted, Sherman lines him up and crumples him with a savage elbow. What a fight.
Final result: Sherman def. Coulter by KO (elbow)
155 lbs.: Marco Polo Reyes vs. James Vick
Round 1: Reyes on the advance, Vick circling. Leg kick from Reyes. Vick checks the next one. Leg kicks from Vick. One minute in. Mostly kicks thus far; neither has landed a clean punch. Straight right from Vick. Low kick by Reyes and a counter hook. Body shots by Reyes in the clinch. Vick with a spinning back kick, takes punches, then lamps Reyes with a right cross. Reyes covers up as the hammerfists come in and that’s another UFC finish for Vick.
Final result: Vick def. Reyes by TKO (punches)
115 lbs.: Jessica Aguilar vs. Cortney Casey
Round 1: Casey looks two weight classes bigger than Aguilar, but gets knocked down by a leg kick. Aguilar pounding away in guard, avoids a triangle and a leglock attempt. Leg kicks by “Jag.” Casey catches one and gets to her feet, unloading with punches. One minute in. Casey active, not landing at the moment. Low kick connects. She flurries and lands a knee to the body, which Aguilar uses to take her down. Two minutes in. Casey keeping her at bay with her legs. Aguilar literally drags Casey away from the fence. Casey looking for upkicks, lands one to the shin. Aguilar comes down into guard. Two minutes to go.
Ref doesn’t like the amount of action and stands them up. Aguilar flurries back into the clinch, Casey shrugs it off and lands a hard leg kick. One minute to go. More flurries by Casey. Hard knee inside, Aguilar comes back with a right hand. Casey head kick just blocked. Close round. Right at the bell, however, Aguilar drops her with a counter right. Looks like it was right after the horn. 10-9 Aguilar.
Round 2: Casey catches her leaning with a brutal knee to the head, but gets taken down anyway. Casey looking for upkicks. Casey landing some Ali-Inoki kicks to the knees. One minute in. Ref separates them. Good right hand by Casey inside. Aguilar flurries two minutes in. Casey with one in return. Hard right hands. Casey turns her into the fence and lands to the body. Two minutes to go.
Aguilar catches a kick for another takedown, again stands over her and eats upkicks. More nice upkicks. One minute to go. Casey looks for a leg, eats some punches. Aguilar stays on top until the bell. 10-9 Casey.
Round 3: Casey just overpowering her on the feet, landing solid flurries. Overhand right lands for Aguilar in return. Casey denies a level change and separates a minute in. Casey continuing to do damage. Aguilar’s mouth and nose are pouring blood. Two minutes in. Casey landing knees on the fence. Aguilar lands a few, eats another brutal flurry for her trouble. Good knee by Casey as she denies another takedown. Two minutes to go.
Aguilar hits a single-leg thirty seconds later, Casey pops back up. Aguilar ties up on the fence, gets reversed with a minute to go. They separate. Right hand by Aguilar, then another. Aguilar lands well in the last seconds. 10-9 Casey.
Final result: Casey def. Aguilar by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Enrique Barzola vs. Gabriel Benitez
Round 1: Good left hand and body kick from Benitez to start things off. Cracking low kick by “Moggly.” Snapping left hand stings Barzola, who looks for a head kick. One minute in. Benitez lands a good body kick, but gets slammed for his trouble. Barzola on top in guard. Benitez swings his legs up and scrambles his way back to the feet. Two minutes in. Well-timed shot by Barzola, Benitez scrambles right back up. They separate. More left hands by Benitez after blocking a head kick. Straight left counters a low kick. Two minutes to go.
Barzola eats a body shot, hits a nice takedown and looks for the back. Benitez makes it up and breaks his grip. Left hook lands for Barzola. Body kick from Benitez. Straight left. One minute to go. Another straight left dings up Barzola’s nose. Counter right lands for Barzola, who flurries and hits another slam in the last few seconds. 10-9 Benitez.
Round 2: Benitez goes back to the body kick. Head kick blocked. Barzola shoots in behind a flurry for yet another slam into guard. Barzola lands some quick ground-and-pound before Benitez scrambles up a minute in. They separate. Benitez to the body. Barzola shoots in and carries Benitez away from the fence for the next takedown. Two minutes in and he moves into half guard. Benitez scrambles up, avoids a guillotine, and denies a takedown. Hard leg kick from Benitez. Another takedown by Barzola. Two minutes to go.
Barzola attached to the waist. They separate. Knee from Benitez lands to the body. Body kick by Barzola and he takes Benitez down once again. Benitez back up with a minute to go. Body kick from Benitez. Barzola looking aggressive, lands a hard right hand before his next shot. Benitez denies it, eats a knee to the body. 10-9 Barzola.
Round 3: Quick hug to start the round. Barzola looking much more aggressive, eats a body kick. Benitez slips, pops up, eats a right hand and gets dumped into half guard. Solid ground-and-pound by Barzola, who takes the back when Benitez tries to stands. One minute in. Benitez goes to his knees and leaves his chin open, allowing Barzola to cinch up the choke. He manages to break Barzola’s grip and scramble two his feet a little under two minutes in. Good lefts by Benitez. Overhand right by Barzola. Benitez denies a level change against the fence and lands a 1-2. Benitez looking for the head kick, stops another takedown. Right hand by Barzola with two minutes to go.
Now Barzola’s fading but he waves Benitez on. Benitez stops another takedown. Barzola gets in deeper on the fence and scores a takedown into guard. Benitez scrambles up with a minute to go. Knee from Barzola and they trade punches. Benitez body kick, Barzola overhand right. BIG straight left drops Barzola right at the bell. 10-9 Barzola.
Final result: Barzola def. Benitez by unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Joachim Christensen vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov
Round 1: Antigulov flurries, landing a hard left hand, and shoots in for a single-leg. Christensen looking to take the back. Antigulov snuffs it out and looks for the rear waistlock. One minute in. Antigulov inserts one hook, then the other. A little low on the back. He adjusts himself and goes to work looking for the choke. Two minutes in. It’s not long before he locks it up and draws the tap.
Final result: Antigulov def. Christensen by submission (rear naked choke)