Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring and play-by-play as UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson takes place in the 02 Arena in London, England.
The headliner comes in the light heavyweight division, with contenders Jimi Manuwa and Corey Anderson facing off. The co-main will see Gunnar Nelson taking on Alan Jouban in a lightweight tussle.
Today’s event is in Europe, so it starts early. Live results and play-by-play will commence with the Fight Pass broadcast at 1:30pm ET/10:30am PT. The preliminary card will consist of nine fights. The event will stay on Fight Pass for the four-fight main card, which kicks off at 5pm ET/2pm PT. The full lineup and schedule follows. Check out this week’s MMA Vivisection for predictions, analysis and betting odds on the each match up.
Lina Lansberg vs. Lucie Pudilova
Round 1 – Lansberg pressed forward right away and clinched up. Couple of knees to the belly. This stalled out quickly and the ref reset them. Lansberg lands a left and clinches again. This time Pudilova gets control briefly and lands a knee. They exchange knees while separating. More knees and clinch work all over the cage. Pudilova with a body kick that got caught. Short punches on the inside. Lansberg with another knee, and an elbow. She looked for a trip but Pudilova managed to stay up. More knees. 10-9 Lansberg.
Round 2 – Lansberg catches a kick and backs her opponent up. She lands a hard body kick, and now a head kick. Lansberg pushed her back against the cage. Two staight lefts from Lansberg after they break. Step-in elbow. Pudilova landed a punch as Lansberg comes in. She ups the pressure, forcing Lansberg to look for a takedown. And she gets it. Pudilova looked for a triangle, but ate a big punch. Pudilova uses butterflies to elevate her opponent but can’t get her off. 10-9 Lansberg.
Round 3 – Pudilova with an inside leg kick. Lansberg with a step-in elbow. Jab from both ladies. Lansberg tries to clinch but Pudilova swatted her away and landed a couple of punches. Lansberg looks for a single-leg takedown. Pudilova fighting it off and landing some punches and big elbows. Lansberg is bleeding. They separate and Pudilova lands a few lefts. Lansberg responds with an elbow and a left hook. Much more action this round. Lansberg looking for the takedown again. Can’t get it. Lansberg caught a kick and landed a right hook. Lots of blood here. Pudilova opening up. Front kick from Lansberg. Pudilova lands two lefts. Lansberg with a right hook. Jab from Pudilova. They trade rights. Some good action here. Pudilova with a combo. Hard right hook at the horn. 10-9 Pudilova but 29-28 Lansberg.
Lina Lansberg defeated Lucie Pudilova by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Scott Askham vs. Brad Scott
Round 1 – Askham with a straight left. They trade leg kicks. Scott lands another hard low kick. And a third. Askham responds with a kick to the gut, and he lands a hard left. Scott drops him with a left! Askham back up to his feet, doesn’t look stunned. May have just been off balance. Uppercut and right hook from Scott. Scott with another leg kick and Askham is backing off. Body kick from Askham though. Scott rips him with an uppercut again. Askham with a leg kick, two hard right hooks, and a body shot. He clinches up and they jockey for position. Askham gets the Thai clinch and lands a couple of knees along with an elbow. 10-9 Scott.
Round 2 – Scott pressing forward with a body kick. Askham with a front kick. Almost all kicks for the first part of the round. Askham connects with a long left hook though. And another. Scott landed a low leg kick but it got caught. Scott’s on his back, but not for long. Head kick from Askham. Hard right hook and a body kick. He was taking over, but Scott cracked him with a leg kick that buckled him. Askham is hobbling around. Scott is taking his time. Uppercut from Scott. Jab from Askham. Nice left hook from Askham. Scott with a straight left. Askham landed a left hook to the eye of Scott. Scott still looking for leg kicks and they brawl to the horn. 10-9 Askham.
Round 3 – Body kick from Askham. Short right from Askham after a leg kick. Askham using a front kick to create space. Nice combo from Askham punctuated by a body kick. Scott fired back with a right. Askham is the more active fighter so far. Straight right from Scott. Askham with the overhand right. Three jabs from Scott. Askham with the jabs now. Askham with a head kick. Scott with a straight right. Scott looking to counter. They trade body kick. Hard lead right hook and a body kick from Scott. Askham responds with a heavy body kick. Scott with a left hook that gets a smile out of Askham. Long straight left connects for Askham, and another does more damage. Scott connects with a right on the horn. Good fight. I’ll go 10-9 and 29-28 Askham.
Brad Scott defeated Scott Askham by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Marc Diakiese vs. Teemu Packalen
Round 1 – Diakiese with a low kick. He misses with a spinning head kick, but lands a spinning kick to the body. A right hook just knocked Packalen out! Stiffened him up and he went right down! His first punch of the fight! WOW!
Marc Diakiese defeated Teemu Packalen by knockout (punch), :30 of round 1
Leon Edwards vs. Vicente Luque
Round 1 – A bit of feinting to start. They jump into an exhange that Edwards gets the best off with a stinging left hook. Luque walking him down. They clinch up and Luque gets a brief takedown. Some clinch work. Edwards looking for a trip takedown but couldn’t get it. They separate halfway through the round. Edwards with a body kick and a head kick. Luque gets a takedown though. Luque passed to side control briefly, but Edwards regained half. Back to side. He’s trying to set up a choke. Edwards got to his knees but Luque held him down. 10-9 Luque.
Round 2 – Edwards misses with a left hook and they tie up against the fence. Edwards working a front headlock. Luque reverses. He’s looking for a takedown but can’t get it. They’re spending a lot of time here. The ref finally separates them with 2:50 to go. Huge body kick from Edwards. Jumping knee from Edwards but it was blocked. He gets a body lock and a takedown. Luque curled up and Edwards landed some short elbows. Edwards seemed to be pretty active on top, but the ref stood them up. Terrible call. Edwards shoots in on a double but gets stuffed, somehow. They end up against the cage and get ref warnings right away. Lame. 10-9 Edwards.
Round 3 – Edwards with a body kick. They change positions in the clinch a few times. Edwards with a beautiful switch to get onto Luque’s back. Luque is on one knee, but he scrambled away. He ties up the legs but can’t get anything. Edwards pulls away and opens up with his hands. Lands a big right and a left, but then goes for a takedown again. That wasn’t the best option. They separate and Edwards is all over him again. But Luque is blocking nearly everything. Nice combo from Edwards gets through though. Luque looks tired. Edwards catches a kick. He shoots in on a double but Luque stays standing. They separate with 50 seconds to go. Luque opening up now. Body shots. Edwards fired back. Both men are tired. Edwards with a body kick. Edwards with a late takedown off of a kick. 10-9 and 29-28 Edwards.
Leon Edwards defeated Vicente Luque by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Timothy Johnson vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
Round 1 – Omielanczuk leads with a hard left. Johnson fires back. Johnson with a fairly quick combo. Omielanczuk with a left hook to the body. Uppercut too. Johnson ripped the outside leg with a kick. Johnson pushes forward and grinds away against the fence. Referee Marc Goddard separates them with 1:15 to go. Johnson clips him with a right and presses it right back against the cage. They trade shots in close. 10-9 Johnson.
Round 2 – Omielanczuk with a body kick. Johnson with a right hook. He chases Omielanczuk and lands a few strikes before clinching up. Omielanczuk has a small cut under his eye. They jockey for position against the fence. Nice jab from Omielanczuk, and a winging left hook. Johnson lands a couple of shots. He backs Omielanczuk to the cage again. Goddard warns them about something, then put them back in the same spot. Johnson gets a takedown with 65 seconds to go. Omielanczuk rolled over and got back up near the end of the round. 10-9 Johnson.
Round 3 – Johnson forced him back right away. Not a lot happening over the first minute against the cage. Johnson with some knees. Omielanczuk finally reverses him after almost two minutes. He looked for a takedown but couldn’t get it. Finally Goodard separates them halfway through the round. Johnson connects with a right hook. Hard straight right from Johnson and he looks for a takedown. He can’t get it either though. He settled for more grinding work against the cage. They got separated again with 1:10 to go. Omielanczuk with an outside leg kick. Step-in elbow from the Polish fighter. He’s pressuring against the cage now. He scooped a single but got reversed. 10-9 and 30-27 Johnson.
Timothy Johnson defeated Daniel Omielanczuk by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Francimar Barroso vs. Darren Stewart
Round 1 – Stewart with a nice left. He ducks a shot and emphatically puts Barroso on the ground. He landed a punch but Barroso postured up for an armbar, so Stewart backed out and let him up. Stewart with a ball shot. Cornuts cam shows the boot straight to the cup. Barroso didn’t want much of a break. They trade low kicks. Stewart charges in with punches and clinches up. Nice knee in close. They separate. Sweet straight left and a hard body kick from Barroso. They bully each other for a bit before Barroso moves forward and gets a brief takedown. 10-9 Stewart.
Round 2 – Barroso with a body kick. Stewart with a right hook as he moved into the clinch. Barroso got a takedown though, and looked for the back. Stewart got up, but was slammed back to the mat. Back up, back down. Rinse, repeat. This happened five times, and the round is only half over. They went back to fighting in the clinch. The ref separated them really quickly, which wasn’t necessary consider Barroso’s dominance there. Stewart looks tired. Barroso with a right hook and a body kick. They clinch against the cage again. Stewart with an elbow and a couple of knees. 10-9 Barroso.
Round 3 – Slow start. Low kick from Stewart. Ref asks for action. Stewart with some feints and a body kick. They clinch up and hockey fight for a few seconds. Barroso pushes forward again after another period of inactivity. He can’t get the takedown though. They trade knees and separate with 2:20 to go. Anyone’s round right now. Barroso with a body kick. Stewart with a couple of lefts and a body kick. Barroso with an inside leg kick. They clinch again. Barroso can’t get the takedown once again. More clinch work. They separate again with 45 seconds to go. They both land some punches. Stewart looked for a late takedown. Head kick right at the horn from Barroso. Pretty close, but I’ll go 10-9 and 29-28 Barroso.
Francimar Barroso defeated Darren Stewart by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Joseph Duffy vs. Reza Madadi
Round 1 – Madadi looked for a takedown but landed a nice knee to the body when he couldn’t get it. Low inside leg kick and nice takedown from Madadi. Duffy almost got up, but was slammed back down. Duffy deftly reversed position though. He pushed him against the cage and moved to side control. Back to half. Duffy completely controlling position here. He’s not striking much though, just stacking him up. Now he lands a couple of elbows. Madadi looking for a guillotine. He finally popped it out with 30 seconds to go. Two hard elbows and Madadi is bleeding a ton from one. 10-9 Duffy.
Round 2 – The cut is right in the hairline. Side kicks from Duffy. Nice jabs from Duffy. Step-in knee and some hard punches from Duffy. Madadi likes it but he’s getting lit up. Madadi couldn’t get a single. He missed with a spinning backfist. Duffy jabbing and lands a beautiful straight right followup. Madadi with a body shot and an elbow to the head. Left left from Madadi. Duffy still peppering him with shots. Beautiful counter knee from Duffy. Madadi gets a brief takedown but he can’t keep Duffy down. Duffy walked him down and landed a lead right hook. Madadi with a straight left. Madadi having a hard time seeing with all the blood in his face. Duffy landed a glancing hook kick. 10-9 Duffy.
Round 3 – Madadi has a takedown stuffed but lands a knee to the body. Duffy with a long straight right. Duffy works the body. He lands a great knee as Madadi leaned in. Madadi with a lead left. He scoops a single but got reversed against the cage. Duffy with an elbow on the break. Beautiful hook kick to the head from Duffy. Madadi even touches gloves with him for it, visibly impressed. Nice combo from Duffy. Leg kick. Hook kick to the head. Slick uppercut. Spinning wheel kick. Duffy is on fire. Madadi gets a single leg again but Duffy just powered his way out. Straight right and a left hook to the body. Madadi is calling him in for more, but he’s getting beaten up. 10-9 and 30-27 Duffy.
Joseph Duffy defeated Reza Madadi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Arnold Allen vs. Makwan Amirkhani
Round 1 – Amirkhani tried the jumping knee again right out of the gate. He missed. Amirkhani looked for a takedown and eventually got it, slam-style. He’s on his neck with a choke. Allen defended well but Amirkhani kicked his legs out and tried again. It’s a modified guillotine. He kept a front headlock but Allen got to his feet and landed a knee to the body. He puts Amirkhani on his back now. A few body shots from Allen. He looked to mount but Amirkhani returned to his feet. He scoops a single and takes it ot the floor, but only for a few seconds. They work in the clinch. They trade position a few times. The ref separates them with 20 seconds to go.Jumping kick from Allen but he ate a counter right. Allen throwing fire to the horn. Great action. 10-9 Amirkhani.
Round 2 – Amirkhani charges over for an immediate takedown. He takes the back then looks for a D’Arce choke. Allen deftly defends, and reverses position in a scramble. He landed a big elbow and moved to mount. Amirkhani got it back to half guard but he’s in a bad spot against the cage. Allen landing more punches. Amirkhani is up with two minutes to go. Front kick from Amirkhani. Lazy shot from Amirkhani and Allen looked for a choke. He dropped to his back but had nothing, and Amirkhani worked from top. He’s in half but Allen has his arms locked down. Now back to full guard.Allen looking for something from the bottom but Amirkhani just held him down. 10-9 Allen.
Round 3 – Amirkhani has a takedown attempt stuffed. Allen just missed with a spinning left. He lands a hard right that stumbles Amirkhani a bit. Amirkhani gets a single leg and chains some takedown attempts together, but can only get Allen down briefly. Allen throws Amirkhani with a hip toss but can’t get position. Holy scrambles! They’re going back and forth. Really fun, but a bit sloppy. Amirkhani is working from the top. He lands a few punches. And the ref stands them up immediately. That is a TERRIBLE standup, completely uncalled for. Allen clinches up looking for a takedown. Lands a knee. Allen puts together a few takedowns attempts and gets him down late. He moves to mount. He rolls him over and sinks a choke! Amirkhani makes it to the horn. 10-9 and 29-28 Allen, but that standup changed everything.
Arnold Allen defeated Makwan Amirkhani by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
Brad Pickett vs. Marlon Vera
Round 1 – Body kick from Vera. And another. Knee to the body in close. Pickett looking for a takedown. And he got it. Pickett worked from side control. Vera got back to his feet and they separate. Low kick from Vera, counter combo from Pickett. Inside leg kick from Vera. Pickett with a left hook. Vera with a hard straight left. Knee/front kick to the chin of Pickett. Pickett drops Vera with a counter left! He was off balance. Pickett with a right and looked for a takedown. Vera with a front headlock and a hard elbow against the cage. Pickett with a left hook to the body and head. Vera with a knee to the head. Pickett opens up and lands a combo. Vera with three body kicks. Pickett with a right behind the ear. Good round. 10-9 Vera.
Round 2 – Pickett headhunting. Vera with a knee to the body.The same sequence happens again. Pickett shoots in against the cage and slams him to the floor. He land an elbow as he looks to pass. More short elbows. Vera finally squirms away and lands two obviously illegal kicks and the referee doesn’t even care.Pickett looking for the left hook. Vera lands a head kick. Vera with a knee and an elbow. 10-9 Pickett.
Round 3 – They’re brawling to start the round. Vera with two body kicks and a head kick. Pickett with low kicks and flurries. Just missed with the left hook. Connects with it the second time. Vera with leg kicks, inside and out. More kicks. Pickett can’t find his range. Pickett with an uppercut. Vera really chopping the legs. Body kick now. Pickett looking for the home run shot. He landed two rights. Jab from Pickett. Vera with a head kick that dropped Pickett! Hammerfists and it’s over! That’ll quiet the crowd!
Marlon Vera defeated Brad Pickett by TKO (head kick and punches), 3:50 of round 3
Alan Jouban vs. Gunnar Nelson
Round 1 – Jouban with an outside leg kick. Gunnar with a left hook and he pushes Jouban to the fence. He escapes. Outside leg kick again from Jouban. Straight right from Gunnar. Nice straight left from Jouban. He’s far more active,e but that’s not unusual for a Nelson fight. Nelson rushes forward again. Nelson gets it to the floor in side control. He slides into mount. Beautiful. He’s looking to set up an arm triangle. Huge elbow. Jouban doing his best to tie him up. Another elbow. 10-8 Nelson.
Round 2 – Jouban throws a flurry of strikes. Belson fires back. Straight right stuns Jouban! Head kick! He drags him to the floor, right to mount, and choked him out. That was awesome!
Gunnar Nelson defeated Alan Jouban by submission (guillotine), :46 of round 2
Jimi Manuwa vs. Corey Anderson
Round 1 – Inside leg kick from Anderson. Manuwa with a jab. Maunwa digs to the body off of a kick. Another jab. Anderson with a right hook. He’s faked a couple of takedown attempts in there as well. Manuwa with a body kick. Anderson with another takedown attempt and he lands a right on the way out when it’s unsuccessful. Nice left hook from Anderson. Left hook from Manuwa AND ANDERSON IS OUT COLD! ONE SHOT! THAT WAS CRAZY! WALK OFF KO!
Jimi Manuwa defeated Corey Anderson by KO (left hook), 3:05 of round 1
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