Results of UFC 218 Holloway vs. Aldo 2: live updates and round-by-round score | MMA –

Results of UFC 218 Holloway vs. Aldo 2: live updates and round-by-round score | MMA


DETROIT – The UFC returns for its penultimate pay-per-view offer in 2017 when UFC 218 takes place on Saturday from the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

The main event presents a rematch as Max Holloway defends the featherweight championship against former champion Jose Aldo. In the main event, in heavyweight action, former Strikeforce champion and UFC title challenger Alistair Overeem (43-15) fights growing contender Francis Ngannou (10-1). UFC president, Dana White, announced Friday night, the winner will face heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in early 2018.

From top to bottom this could be the best card of 2017.

SN The scene is on here at "The Motor City" and will provide live coverage of UFC 218. All times are Eastern .

11:19: Coming soon in UFC 218, in flyweight action, the No. 2 ranking and former flyweight title challenger, Henry Cejudo, fights against No. 4 Sergio Pettis. Cejudo returned to the winning track after losing consecutive fights, defeating Wilson Reis, another 125-pound title challenger, for TKO in the second round at UFC 215 in September. Pettis is in a tear, winning four consecutive. It will be hard to beat the last fight, but it should be an exciting scrap between the two best fighters in the fly division with the champion, Demetrious Johnson present.


The victorious ladies and gentleman, @Ealvarezfight . What a great fight! # UFC218

– Steven Muehlhausen (@SMuehlhausenMMA) December 3, 2017

Eddie Alvarez wins in a war for Justin Gaethje

11: 13: def. Alvarez Gaethje by TKO at 3:59 of the third round. Both Alvarez and Gaethje kept their promise and went out shooting and mixing their attacks without a clear advantage. Gaethje wanted to start low, kicking his legs while Alvarez kept pulling the uppercut right to the body. Gaethje began to drip blood from the left corner of his eye. Alvarez also began to bleed from the same eye. Surprisingly, the crowd began to sing to Gaethje and then, near the end of the round, he began to cheer on Alvarez, who found a house in the uppercut while working up to Gaethje's face. At the end of the round, Gaethje landed a flip kick to send Alvarez to the canvas. Well, it was a very fun round. I will not have problems to see two more rounds of that.

The second round started only the first. Álvarez was looking for a home with his right hand, but Gaethje proved that he would not go anywhere and continued kicking hard in the leg and right. Gaethje began to tire in the middle of the round, while Alvarez kept hitting the left and causing Gaethje to fail violently. Alvarez continued tearing the body while Gaethje began to slow down. Alvarez's right side is swollen. We should be in an exciting final round.

The final round started with the crowd giving Alvarez and Gaethje a standing ovation. Gaethje continued throwing his thunderous kicks in the leg to knock Alvarez to the mat. Gaethje continued to try to destroy Alvarez's leg. Alvarez scored a takedown, but Gaethje stood up. The right side of Alvarez's face is completely swollen and his left leg is completely swollen. Exhausted, his body completely closed, Alvarez puts Gaethje in the clinch and throws a knee with all his strength to the chin to crumble Gaethje to the mat, which was out like a light. A couple of hammer blows and everything was over.

An incredible fight that lived up to the bill and something else. A great victory for Alvarez. Nobody is a loser in this case.

10:45: Next in UFC 218, in light action, No. 4 ranked and former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez battles No. 5 ranked Justin Gaethje. Before even entering the octagon, MMA experts call Alvarez vs. Gaethje the most exciting fight in 2017. After losing his title to Conor McGregor at UFC 205, Alvarez fought without competition with Dustin Poirier at UFC 211. Gaethje is undefeated in 18 career fights, comes a successful debut in the UFC, winning by second round technical knockout over Michael Johnson in The Ultimate Fighter Finale in July.

Alvarez and Gaethje have promised to be right in the middle of the octagon and trade heavy leather until one is knocked out. Who is ready for violence?

Tecia Torres beats Waterson to win by unanimous decision.

10:40: Torres def. Waterson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28). Waterson started the fight by controlling the pace with his punch, but Torres overcame it to use his strength and more powerful punches. Waterson needs to fight on the ground to have a chance to win the fight since Torres is too fast and strong for her. Someone from the Waterson team must have read my mind in the second round, as he was able to score an early knockdown. "The Karate Hottie" used side control to keep Torres at bay, using several right hands until he transitioned to the guard position to stifle Torres and wear him down, which is a fantastic strategy to implement in a fight like this. When about 30 seconds were missing, Torres tried a triangular arm but Waterson left him and the round came to an end. Waterson needs to implement the same game plan in the final round and should get the victory.

Waterson started the third round with a solid right in the center. Torres was able to keep him on his feet and control the action with his blow. With approximately 90 seconds remaining in the round, Torres brought home the victory, knocking down Waterson with a right right. Torres was quick to kill, locking a rear choke twice, but Waterson showed a lot of agility by getting out of them. She got the fight at her feet, but it turned out to be too late.

An exciting contest to start the main card and maintain the momentum of a great show. I do not agree with the 30-27 since Waterson clearly won the second round. A solid performance by Torres. She controlled the action on the feet and showed great work on the floor. While it was not the victory to get a shot at the title in his next fight, Torres won a No. 1 contender bout in his next contest.

10:15: To kick-start the UFC 218 main card, in straw-weight female action, Tecia Torres, No. 5, faces number 6, Michelle Waterson. After losing to current champion Rose Namajunas in April 2016, Torres returns to win consecutive fights. In his last fight, in April at the UFC on Fox 24, Waterson lost to Namajunas for the second round. A triumph of Torres could prepare it for a rematch against Namajunas, while Waterson needs a victory to prove that it is not just an exaggeration.

10:01: Showing the opening videos of the two main fights. Great ovations for Ngannou and Holloway.


. @CMPunk was in the corner of Felder when he made a beeline after the press row. I'm supposed to chat with Dana White tonight. # UFC218

– Steven Muehlhausen (@SMuehlhausenMMA) December 3, 2017

Could we see the return of the former WWE champion to the octagon?

9:54: Felder def. Oliveira by TKO at 4:06 of the second round.

Oliveira came out aggressive to start the contest, securing a demolition and seeking a submission immediately. He stayed that way for most of the round, since Oliveira had Felder in deep trouble, but Felder was able to knock Oliveira down and control the highest position for the rest of the round. Oliveira started the second round as did the first, but Felder was not having any of that this time to complete the attempt. Oliveira kept trying to get a presentation, but Felder kept running away. The end came when Felder dropped a fierce nudge and Oliveira played Felder's show. Felder continued throwing shots until the referee stepped in to stop the action.

Felder's great victory. He delivered in a high profile position. Felder runs his winning streak to three. He has grown as a fighter going to the famous gymnasium of coach Duke Roufus in Milwaukee and he is showing. It's time to see how much he has improved, since the UFC should put him against a clbadified opponent in his next fight.

9:38: In the preliminary fight at UFC 218, in light action, Charles Oliveira fights against Paul Felder. Oliveira has lost two of his last three fights, but comes from a first-round submission victory over Will Brooks at UFC 210 on his return to lightweight. Felder won consecutive fights and seeks to make a statement in this showcase position.


. @ ymedeiros showing love to the crowd after a great fight. # UFC218

– Steven Muehlhausen (@SMuehlhausenMMA) December 3, 2017

9:28: Medeiros def. Oliveira by TKO at 2:02 of the third round. Oliveira came loose connecting in some early body kicks. Medeiros rebadured him, leaving Oliveira with his left hand and looking to end the fight, but Oliveira survived. Oliveira seeing his own blood, was a man on a mission, throwing everything that includes the kitchen sink in Medeiros that somehow survived. The crowd inside the Little Caesars roared in the last minute of the round when Oliveira knocked Medeiros down but the Hawaiian somehow survived. Oliveira and Medeiros received a standing ovation when the round ended.

Oliveira and Medeiros received another round of applause when the second round began. This time it was Medeiros who came out as an aggressor, dropping Oliveira once more. Medeiros looking light on his feet continued to ridicule Oliveira with his left hand. Oliveira started to return with kicks in the leg, but with about 30 seconds left in the round, Medeiros scored a knockdown, but Oliveira stood up when the horn sounded to the roaring approval of the crowd, who loved this fight . [19659002] Oliveira started the third round, knocking down Medeiros with a kick to the body and then two quick knockdowns. Oliveira tried a presentation, but Medeiros reversed the position and Oliveira got back on his feet, but not in good shape. Medeiros made sure not to stay there while pinning Oliveira with quick blows, which collapsed on the carpet and the fight was stopped.

What an incredible fight! Roundtrip action with Medeiros and Oliveira almost ending each other before the fight. True heart and desire in one of the best fights I've seen live. We still have six fights ahead, but it will be difficult to overcome that.

9:05: Now at UFC 218, in welterweight action, No. 15-ranked Alex Oliveira faces Yancy Medeiros. The Brazilian "vaquero" who had a good reaction from the crowd is undefeated in the last five fights, including a knockout win in his last UFC fight against Fox over Ryan LaFlare. Medeiros hopes to extend his winning streak to three as it comes from consecutive victories over Sean Spencer and Erick Silva. This should be a total fight, so stay on your couch since you do not want to miss anything.

8:58: Teymur def. Klose by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28). Key performance of Teymur who used his Muay Thai fund in the first part of the first half, kicking at will. Klose was doing absolutely nothing and ended up receiving an inactivity warning from referee Herb Dean, which is a difficult decision to make. Teymur controlled much of the round until Klose scored a knockdown for the approval of the Detroit crowd. Klose took him out in the second round, stalking Teymur and controlling the round on his feet until there were 30 seconds left in the round, Teymur scored a knockdown to the canvas and remained on Klose's guard to finish the round. The final round started and Kloske was on a mission, he came out attacking Teymur who was able to overcome the initial onslaught. He kept throwing kicks in the head that frustrated Klose as he was not able to get any offensive rhythm.

The crowd was not happy with the decision and Teymur incited them after the announcement. Teymur runs his winning streak of seven, four in the UFC. Be good to see that he gets an opponent from the top 15 in the most dangerous division of the UFC.

8:33: Next in UFC 218, in light action, David Teymur fights Drajjar Klose. Teymur has won six consecutive fights, including three in the UFC, was booed walking into the octagon while facing Klose, who of Michgan, who lives in Kalmazoo. Klose is also on a winning streak as he is undefeated in nine career fights, including two victories in the UFC.

8:27: Herrig def. Casey by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28). A competitive first round Herrig controlled the early portion of the round on the feet. Approximately halfway through the round, Herrig secured a takedown, but Casey had a smooth transition, rolling Herrig. He could not do much with that and let Herrig back away. Herrig took advantage of Casey's good fortune, mixing his punches and kicks and hit a couple of solid shots to end the round. The final round was very similar until it was a minute before the fight, with the crowd turning and booing loudly, Herrig turned around the middle of the octagon, stuck out his tongue and Casey proceeded to give him double fingers (you get what it means) . Herrig and Casey exchanged shots against the cage to end the fight.

We saw our first fight of the night in which he went to the judges and almost ruined it. I do not know how someone saw Casey winning a round, but two. Herrig controlled most of the fight and Casey really did not do much. Fortunately, that is not a sign of what will come if it goes to the judges' scorecards. That is now four consecutive victories for the "Lil Bulldog". She continues to grow as a fighter, since we have not seen her fight for a long time, as she is better known as a ground specialist. The win puts her in the conversation at 115 pounds and she should face an opponent of the top five in her next fight.

The second round belonged to Herrig. The whole round stayed on the feet, but it was Herrig who pressed the action at all times, continuously coming out first with his right hand and mixing with his left hand here and there to keep Casey guessing.

8:00: In the first of the preliminaries on Fox Sports 1 portion of UFC 218, in women's straw-weight action, No. 9 ranked Felice Herrig acquires the 11th place ranked Courtney Casey. Herrig arrives at the contest in the best career of his career, winning three consecutive fights. Casey won three of the last four contests but had a strange twist in the events after her unanimous decision victory over Jessica Aguilar at UFC 211 in May. The state of Texas, where the event was held, said it had suspended a drug screening test by PED. It turned out to be a fake and it took months to get the ruling overturned and Texas admit it was their fault. Very intense focus on Herrig's face while Casey seems to be lazy and ready to put the last seven months of life on the shelf.


THERE IS! @ ABCNation115 dominates from start to finish! # UFC218

– UFC (@ufc) December 3, 2017

Finally we see a fight enter the second round when Cooper def. Magana by technical knockout at 4:34 of the second round. A dominant first round for Cooper. Once he got the knockdown, the Michigan native controlled the action on the canvas. He kept trying presentations, then Magana would transition to his back and Coooper would land and hit punches and keep changing in those positions for the rest of the round. We were seeing a lot of the same in the second round but, to Magana's credit, she would somehow get out of the bad situations until Cooper put her in a position where she had Magana against the cage with nowhere to move and continued to spill hard blows until that the referee has seen enough to stop him. It was nice for someone to get a victory in his hometown and could say that Cooper was overwhelmed by the excitement of winning in his home state. That is now five times in a row for Magana and no UFC fighter has withheld his work on a five-game losing streak. Four fights, four finals. A night of entertaining action to the extent that the preliminaries continue at more than the time.

7:35: Coming soon in UFC 218, in the title fight in UFC Fight Pbad, in women's straw weight action, Amanda Cooper faces Angela Magana. Cooper came out with a thunderous ovation since she is close. Lansing needs a victory, losing two of his three UFC contests. Magana, who was not booed in a scandalous manner, is in the same position but worse, losing four consecutive fights. The loser will surely receive the pink slip.

7:17: We are three-by-three as Alhbadan def. Homasi by technical knockout at 4:21 of the first round. A furious round with Alhbadan and Homasi having different points where the other seemed to have control. After they were in the clinch, Alhbadan and Homasi were hitting the roar of the crowd, throwing bombs. Homasi strangely fell down on the canvas to what appeared to be a grazing blow, but quickly went looking for a knockdown. The referee Herb Dean rejected the fight before the confusion of Homasi and the crowd. It was not a good decision for Dean since it did not seem that Homasi had taken a chance. He will repent of the call when he looks back. I do not know the last time we saw three finals in the first three fights on the card.

7:00: Next in UFC 218, in welterweight action, Abdul Razak Alhbadan faces Sabah Homasi. Alhbadan is 1-1 in his UFC career, after losing a split decision to Omari Akhmedov at UFC Fight Night 109 in May. Homasi has not fought in more than 15 months, losing his UFC debut to Tim Means by technical knockout in the second round at UFC 202 in August 2016.

6:50: Bruce Buffer just said To the crowd of the arena there will be an intermediate of 10 minutes and the action will continue at the highest hour.



Two fights from @UFC . Two first finals of the round for @DomReyes . # UFC218

– UFC (@ufc) December 2, 2017

Reyes def. Kimball by submission through a rear choke at 3:39 of the first round. A very dominant performance of Reyes. Once Reyes took Kimball to the mat, it was all she wrote. He took Kimball's back, landing a series of blows on the floor to soften him for the choke. Reyes locked the strangler and it was over. Reyes is now 8-0 with seven of those finals, all in the first round. Defiitely someone to watch and can see in 12 months to be a legitimate contender in the light heavyweight division. Two fights, two finals in the first round.

6:37: Next, in light heavyweight action, Jeremy Kimball fights Dominick Reyes. Kimball returns to action after a victory in the TKO in the first badault on Josh Stansbury at UFC FIght 112 in June. Reyes makes his octagonal comeback after a successful UFC debut by defeating Joachim Christensen also by technical knockout in the first round in the same show as Kimball. Reyes is undefeated in seven fights and is one of the exciting newcomers at 205 pounds.


WHAT A BEGINNING AT NIGHT! @BigPrettyMMA stunning then ends Crowder in ¡ronda uno !!! # UFC218

– UFC (@ufc) December 2, 2017

Willis beats Crowder by technical knockout at 2:33 of the first round. It was a round-trip ballad party with Willis and Crowder standing in the octagon throwing one heavy shot after another with the crowd roaring in approval of each shot. The end came when Willis landed two vicious left hands to send Crowder to the canvas. An excellent way to start UFC 218 and if the first fight is an indication, a fantastic night of fights awaits us.

6:25: Starting UFC 218 at UFC Fight Pbad, in heavyweight action, Justin Willis takes on Allen Crowder. Willis won five straight including his UFC debut in July at UFC Fight Night 113, defeating James Mulheron by unanimous decision. Crowder & # 39; s won his last four fights to secure a UFC contract. The sand is half full but they are noisy for the tickets of Willis and Crowder.

6:15 p.m.:

My house for the night, since I'm live in # UFC218 to provide live coverage for @SportingNews .

– Steven Muehlhausen (@SMuehlhausenMMA) December 2, 2017

Follow the trip while we are inside the Little Caesars Arena all night for the events in the octagon and cage.

11:30 a.m.: Hi, fight with the fans, I'm Steven Muehlhause for Sporting News. In a few hours, UFC 218 will start from Little Caesars Arena in Detroit feat. a fight for the world championship and a fight in which the winner will fight for a world title. The main event will feature Max Holloway defending the featherweight championship in a rematch against former 145-pound champion Jose Aldo. Then, in the side event, former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem clashes with rising contender Francis Ngannou. We'll be back as we get closer to the first fight of the night that starts at 6:15.

UFC 218 Fight Card

Main Card

– Max Holloway (c) vs. José Aldo 2 for the UFC featherweight championship
– Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou; Heavy weights
– Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis; Flyweights
– Eddie Alvarez Justin Gaethje; Lightweights
– Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson; Women & # 39; s Strawweights

Preliminary card

– Charles Oliveira vs. Paul Felder; Lightweight
– Alex Oliveira vs. Yancy Medeiros; Welterweight
– David Teymur vs. Drakkar Klose; Lightweight
– Felice Herrig Vs. Cortney Casey; Women & # 39; s Strawweight
– Abdul Razak Alhbadan vs. Sabah Homasi; Welterweight
– Jeremy Kimball vs. Dominick Reyes; Light Heavyweight
– Justin Willis vs. Allen Crowder; Heavyweight
– Amanda Cooper vs. Angela Magaña; Women's Strawweight

UFC 218 preview

Originally, the main event was scheduled to feature Holloway defending former lightweight champion and former two-time featherweight titleholder Frankie Edgar. About three weeks ago, Edgar had to withdraw from the fight due to a facial injury.

When Edgar announced the news, Holloway said he wanted to stay on the card no matter who the opponent would be. With little time and the need for a suitable name to take the place of the main event, the UFC decided that the reigning former champion and pound for big pound would be the man for the job.

Since his loss to current lightweight champion Conor McGregor in August 2013, Holloway (18-3) has won 11 consecutive fights. Eight of those wins have come through detention including winning the interim title against former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 206 last December and Aldo at UFC 212 in June.

The six-month fight was close to one and a half turns until Holloway spotted Aldo and controlled the rest of the contest until finishing the Brazilian near the end of the third round.

Fans have said that Aldo does not deserve the chance as he fought Holloway and stopped. Add that he has lost two of his last three fights and already had a scheduled fight against Ricardo Lamas on December 16 at the UFC for Fox that he should have had to face Lamas, look impressive and then earn the right to fight Holloway. 19659002] But, because Aldo (26-3) was the first and only featherweight champion for more than 4 and a half years, winning 18 consecutive fights and one of the best in the world had weight with the UFC in his first event in Detroit. from UFC 123 in November 2010 and wanting to have a marquee main event.

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Steven Muehlhausen is an MMA and boxing writer and contributor to Sporting News. You can listen to his podcast, "The Fight Junkies" here. You can send it by email to and you can find it on Twitter @SMuehlhausenMMA .

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