26 July 2020 01:03
© File photo robert-whittaker-darren-till-ufc-on-espn-14-official-weigh-ins ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday's UFC on ESPN 14 event, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results. In the main event, former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker takes on Darren Till in a pivotal matchup for the division. Only a few seconds pass on the feet before Grundy shoots for another takedown, though, and managed to get a much better position from on top. Evloev starts to pressure Grundy with his stand up and finds a home for some solid punches. MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9, favoring Evloev's damage over Grundy's grappling.
Records: Movsar Evloev (12-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC), Mike Grundy (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) Round 1 – A touch of gloves and the final UFC Fight Island bout (for now) is underway. Castaneda comes out aggressive, landing leg kicks and punches. Wood resets and lands a nice combination of his own. Wood lands a push kick to the stomach. Wood lands a combination.
A left hand gets through for Wood. Wood cracks Castaneda with a hard right hand. Castaneda shakes his head, but Wood lands again. Castaneda grabs hold of Wood. Castaneda lands a high kick followed by a leg kick. Castaneda misses on a left hand. Castaneda lands an overhand left. Wood peppers the lead leg of Castaneda with kicks. Wood lands a kick to the outside of Castaneda's lead leg. Another leg kick lands for Wood, who follows it up with a two-punch combination. Wood still has a hold of Castaneda and presses him against the fence. Castaneda scoots out and Wood lands a loud leg kick. Castaneda lands a punch. Wood doubles up on his jab but Castaneda answers with a left hand. Another hard leg kick lands for Wood. Castaneda counters with a hard right hand. Round 3 – Wood lands an outside leg kick. Wood finds success with his left hand. Castaneda lands a combination. Wood connects with a left hand. Wood lands a leg kick. Wood grabs hold of Castaneda and breaks with a pair of elbows. Castaneda also whiffs but follows up misses with a landed leg kick. Castaneda connects with a left hand. Wood grabs the plum clinch and lands a pair of knees. Castaneda lands a leg kick and Wood connects with a punch. Wood gets Castaneda down, who pops up. Records: John Castaneda (17-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC), Nathaniel Wood (17-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) Round 1 – Stolze comes across the cage quickly. They touch gloves and Stolze lands a leg kick – and another. Emeev throws a punch and drives right into a takedown. Emeev catches a Stolze kick and takes him down. Emeev lands an elbow. Emeev switches grips and is trying to drag Stolze to the mat. Stolze presses Emeev against the cage. Stolze lands a push kick to the midsection. Emeev shoots for a takedown. Emeev lands some short body shots and pops his head out of the submission attempt. Stolze pushes Emeev off and gets to his feet. Stolze lands a massive knee that appears to stun a takedown-shooting Emeev. Stolze pounces and lands some follow-up shots. Emeev defends and the round ends. Round 2 – Emeev stumbles early in the fight. Emeev lands a good combination. Stolze taps Emeev with a leg kick. Emeev connects on a combination while rushing in. Emeev lands a right hand. A hard jab puts Stolze on his back foot for a second. Stolze switches stances and lands a side kick to Emeev's midsection. Emeev walks Stolze down and blasts him with a right hand. Round 3 – The two fighters clinch and Emeev switches to the back, standing in the clinch. Emeev is trying to drag Stolze down but he can't. While he's holding the clinch, Emeev lands a hard knee to the head of Stolze. Stolze scrambles away and lands a combination. Moments later, Stolze gets Emeev down – but only momentarily. Stolze pushes Emeev off. Stolze tries yet another knee as Emeev shoots in for a takedown. Emeev grabs hold and has Stolze tied up against the fence. Emeev switches to the standing back clinch again. Emeev lands a series of knees to the hamstring and head of Stolze – all the while they are still clinched. Emeev continues to hit Stolze in the midsection with knees. With seconds left in the round, Stolze pulls for a guillotine choke, but he runs out of time. MMA Junkie scores it 29-28 Emeev. Result: Ramazan Emeev def. Records: Ramazan Emeev (19-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC), Niklas Stolze (12-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) Round 1 – Kianzad lands a cracking combination and introduces herself to Correira. Moments later, Correira shoots for a single-leg takedown but Kianzad defends. Kianzad lands a leg kick. Correia connects on a right hand. Kianzad tries to clinch but Correia moves away. Kianzad lands but Correia lands with a harder counterpunch. Both fighters land punches. Correia connects on a left hand. Correia rushes in and Kianzad swings her around with the clinch. Correia connects on a combination. Correia lands a combination. Kianzad connects on a left hand. Kianzad lands a kick to the midsection. Correia blocks the next kick that Kianzad throws. The 10-second clacker sounds and Correia thinks the round is over! She goes to fist bump Kianzad who cracks her with a hard punch and series of follow-ups. Luckily for Correia, the round ends. Round 2 – Kianzad connects on a big combination – picking up right where she left off. The two fighters engage in close range and Kianzad falls on her back. Correira lands some light ground-and-pound and then separates herself from Kianzad. Kianzad goes back to trying to engage Correia in the clinch every time the Brazilian dives in. Kianzad lands a few punches before the round ends. Both fighters land punches simultaneously. Kianzad continues to rotate around Correia. Kianzad lands a combination followed by a push kick to the stomach. Both fighters let go of their hands and Correia connects on a vicious left hook. Kianzad lands a one-two combination. Correia shoots for a takedown. Kianzad gets up. Kianzad lands a combination, but misses on the final punch and flies forward off balance. Correia ties up Kianzad against the fence but they separate. With 15 seconds left in the round, Correia gets a takedown on Kianzad. For the remainder of the round, Kianzad ties up Correia's arms, so no offense is rained down from the top. MMA Junkie scores the fight 30-27 Kianzad. Result: Pannie Kianzad def. Records: Bethe Correia (11-5-1 MMA, 5-5-1 UFC), Pannie Kianzad (13-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) Boser uses his feints and footwork to get in range and attacks with a leg kick. Pessoa is standing in the center looking to counter as Boser moves in and out. Pessoa finally charges with a combination, but Boser avoids and lands another leg kick. Boser piles up more leg kicks, and takes the first round 10-9 on the MMA Junkie scorecard. Round 2 – Boser goes back to his game plan to start the second round, connecting with a leg kick just seconds into. Pessoa starts to find his timing a bit, though, and tags Boser with a solid combination. Pessoa shoots for a takedown, but Boser shucks it off and uses foot movement to get out of range. Boser steps into the pocket and land a hard right hand then a left moments after. Pessoa is looking somewhat lost and just then Boser blasts Pessoa with a right hand. He falls to the ground and covers up, allowing Boser to jump in and land some follow-up punches that force referee Herb Dean to step in for the first finish of the night. Raphael Pessoa via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:36 Records: Tanner Boser (19-6-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), Raphael Pessoa (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) Records: Tom Aspinall (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Jake Collier (11-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) Records: Nicolas Dalby (18-3-1 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC), Jesse Ronson (21-10 MMA, 0-3 UFC) Records: Jai Herbert (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Francisco Trinaldo (25-7 MMA, 15-6 UFC) Records: Alex Oliveira (21-8-1 MMA, 10-6-1 UFC), Peter Sobotta (17-6-1 MMA, 4-5 UFC) Records: Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC), Paul Craig (12-4-1 MMA, 4-4-1 UFC) Records: Carla Esparza (16-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC), Marina Rodriguez (12-0-2 MMA, 2-0-2 UFC) Records: Alexander Gustafsson (18-6 MMA, 10-6 UFC), Fabricio Werdum (23-9-1 MMA, 11-6 UFC) Records: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (23-9 MMA, 10-9-1 UFC), Mauricio Rua (26-11-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) Records: Robert Whittaker (20-5 MMA, 11-3 UFC), Darren Till (18-2-1 MMA, 6-2-1 UFC) © File photo mauricio-rua-antonio-rogerio-nogueira-ufc-on-espn-14-official-weigh-ins ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting from Saturday's UFC on ESPN 14 event at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. 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