22 November 2020 02:32
Men's flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo will be making the first defense of the title he won in July when he faces off with Alex Perez in the night's main event. Valentina Shevchenko has already established herself as a dominant champion in the women's flyweight division and will be making the fourth defense of her title in the co-main event, taking on Jennifer Maia. The action goes down from Las Vegas' UFC APEX, with the two title fights sitting atop a five-fight main card that will air live on pay-per-view. MMA legend Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, top women's flyweight contender Cynthia Calvillo and the always-intriguing Mike Perry will all also be in action. The main card action kicks off at 10 p.m. ET and airs live on ESPN+ PPV.
CBS Sports will be with you the entire way on Saturday bringing you all the results and highlights from the UFC Fight Night card. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently put the finishing touches on its upcoming UFC 255 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place TONIGHT (Sat., Nov. 21, 2020) by way of ESPN+ from inside its APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining duties will be handled by flyweight rivals Deiveson Figueiredo and Alex Perez, who battle for "Daico's" 125-pound belt. In the UFC 255 co-main event, reigning women's flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko defends her strap against Brazilian bruiser Jennifer Maia. MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 255 fight card below, starting with the ESPN+/ESPN2 "Prelims" undercard bouts at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN+ PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
Round 1: Trading low kicks to start. Shevchenko puts her on the fence, looks for knees. Lipski pops her head out and looks for the RNC, but gets swept into half guard. Shevchenko landing short shots. Round 2: Left hook lands for Lipski as they trade.
Shevchenko tries a spinning back fist, eats a heavy right hand. Shevchenko landing shots, passes to side control. More left hands from Shevchenko, who tries to jump onto Lipski's back. Final result: Shevchenko def. Round 1: Dalby opens with low kicks. Body shots from Rodriguez in return. Rodriguez lands a low kick of his own. Heavy 1-2 rattles Rodriguez, another leg kick that seems to bother him as well. Dalby head kick just misses. Rodriguez with a hard left hand. Rodriguez digs a body shot. Rodriguez catches a kick, lands a body shot. Not quite as much kick activity from Dalby these last couple minutes. Rodriguez looks to open up against the fence, then catches Dalby stepping in. Dalby trading with him with his back on the fence. Good left hands from D-Rod. 10-9 Dalby. Dalby forces him away and they trade rights. Kicks from Dalby, body shot from Rodriguez. Dalby head kick falls just short. Good low kick by Dalby. Dalby looking for head kicks. Good low kick met by a Rodriguez left hand. Round 3: Right hand lands for Dalby, tries that head kick again. Low kick from Dalby answered in kind. Rodriguez body shot. Rodriguez landing jabs. Body kick from Dalby. Hard left by Rodriguez. Dalby head kick and 1-2. Low kick exchange, left hand by Rodriguez. Rodriguez catches him coming in with a left hand. Rodriguez tries a head kick, eats a low kick. Final result: Dalby def. Body kick from Jouban, eats a knee inside. Both land good right hands, elbow on the break by Jouban. Counters land for Jouban as Gooden steps in. Jouban straight left, combination, body kick. Head kick by Jouban, then a body kick. Big straight left and he forces Gooden to the fence, looking for elbows. Gooden keeps walking into a check right hook. Big Jouban body kick. He tries to blitz on the fence as Gooden slips, gets clinched for a moment. Another Jouban body kick, head kick attempt behind it. good right form Gooden in an exchange. Counter left catches Gooden coming in, then a knee on the break. Counter jab, Jouban right hook. Gooden jab, Jouban body kick. Body kick comes back at him. Hard counter left by Jouban. Low kicks from Jouban. Gooden tries a high kick. Heavy 2-3 lands for Gooden and they're trading. Jouban with a combination and body kick. Big looping left suddenly hurts Gooden and Jouban looks to capitalize. Three consecutive straight lefts land for Jouban. Jouban forcing him back, landing big. Hard knee by Jouban inside. Right hook stumbles Gooden again. Both land right hands. Gooden body kick, eats a flurry in return. Check right hook by Jouban. Combo, body kick, leg kick from Jouban. Sharp jab lands for Gooden. Body kick and combo by Jouban. Right hand by Gooden. Gooden left hook meets a combo. Another Jouban body kick. Gooden lands some shots and shoots into a guillotine. Final result: Jouban def. Round 1: Low kick from Stoltzfus to start, eats a hart left hand in return and gets taken to the fence. Daukaus finally gets him down halfway through the round. Sharp elbow, good right hand. Round 2: Stoltzfus switches to southpaw, looks for overhand lefts. Daukaus looks for a combination against the fence, ends up landing a kick to the jewels. Straight left behind a head kick when they resume. Stoltzfus takes him to the fence, gets reversed. Elbow from Daukaus, short body shots. Stoltzfus shoots, denied, lands short knees in the clinch. Good exchange on the break, Stoltzfus lands well before getting tied up again. Daukaus body shots, Stoltzfus elbow and knee. Straight left from Daukaus met by a combo. Both land good right hands. He gets a bit of space, lands solid shots until Stoltzfus shoots again, looking for a single-leg. Daukaus defends, blasts him with hard punches that prompt Stoltzfus to roll for a leglock. Daukaus gets his leg free and lands some nasty punches before separating. He takes Stoltzfus to the fence. More good punches as he forces Stoltzfus to his knees. Final result: Daukaus def. Round 1: Low kick from Cosce and Palatnikov briefly ties up. Cosce catches a kick, lands a right hand, grabs turtle position when Paalatnikov tries a granby roll. Big shots and a right hand drops Palatnikov. Palatnikov manages to survive, stand, and swing back before taking him to the fence. Hard counters by Palatnikov landing. Cosce 1-2, Palatnikov elbow. He tries to shoot off a Palatnikov flying knee, denied. Hard lefts by Palatnikov, beating him against the fence. Hard 1-2 by Cosce with a minute to go, knees. Palatnikov puts him on the fence, hurls nasty elbows. Cosce counter right, caught by a spinning back fist, tries to shoot at the bell. Round 2: Cosce opens with a double-leg, eats hard shots as he's sprawled on. Palatnikov lands a straight left as he eats a leg kick. Cosce leg kicks a minute in, tries a flurry. Cosce tries to spin, lands a jab. Spinning elbow by Palatnikov, eats a knee in return. Palatnikov takes a low blow as they trade. Cosce with a glancing front kick. Heavy counters by Palatnikov as Cosce presses forward. Combination, clinch knee by Palatnikov. Cosce leg kicks. Palatnikov takes him to the fence once again. He tries a spinning elbow, then a jump knee. Round 3: Cosce shoots in the opening seconds. Cosce with a front kick when they resume, then shoots and gets denied. Palatnikov denies another shot. Good left hand a minute in. Cosce landing jabs. Palatnikov puts him on the fence and they trade knees to the body. Cosce shoots once again, can't complete it on the fence. Palatnikov takes a knee to the balls. He tries to open up on the fence, denies a shot, keeps hitting. Final result: Palatnikov def. UFC 255 is here with two flyweight championship belts on the line on Saturday night. In the co-main event, we have men's flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo facing Alex Perez as well as women's champion Valentina Shevchenko fighting Jennifer Maia. We have an absolutely stacked card tonight and this should be one of the best UFC fight cards of the year, below is everything you need to know to follow the action tonight! UFC 255 fight card Saturday, November 21UFC Apex, Las Vegas, NV8:00 pm ET10:00 pm ET Women's Flyweight Championship: Valentina Shevchenko (-1667) vs. Women's Flyweight: Antonina Shevchenko (-154) vs. The headliner is a flyweight main event between Deiveson Figueiredo and Alex Perez. Winning Method: Antonina Shevchenko wins by TKO in Round 2 at (4:33). Winning Method: Nicolas Dalby wins by unanimous decision over Daniel Rodriguez (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) D-Rod was landing the kicks but the judges felt that Dalby was the more dominant fighter in three-round bout. The kicks are adding up for Daniel Rodriguez #UFC255 pic.twitter.com/bBxN0hLDIt — UFC (@ufc) November 22, 2020 Winning Method: Alan Jouban wins by unanimous decision over Jared Gooden (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Both Jouban and Gooden went at it for all three rounds in one of the best matches on the preliminary card thus far. Winning Method: Kyle Daukaus wins by unanimous decision over Dustin Stoltzfus (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) Winning Method: Sasha Palatnikov wins by TKO (punches) in Round 3 at 2:47. Palatnikov got blitzed in Round 1 by Louis Cosce, however he took control and ended the fight with powerful punches. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL).