Join us today (Saturday, May 18th) on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring and play-by-play (for the main card) as UFC on ESPN+ 10: Dos Anjos vs. Lee takes place in the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York.
The top of the billing will see the UFC’s former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos look to avoid a three-fight losing skid when he welcomes the promotion’s #7 ranked lightweight, Kevin Lee, up to 170-pounds. Before that in the co-main event, Brazilian submission artist and #12 ranked middleweight, Antonio Carlos Junior, will be on the hunt for his sixth straight victory as he takes on the relatively untested and unranked Ian Heinisch. “Shoeface’ has finished four out of his last five by way of rear-naked choke.
Today’s event is in the United States, so it’s on at a standard time in North America. The seven-fight preliminary card kicks off at 5pm ET/2pm PT on ESPN+. The six-fight main card, for which play-by-play will be provided, is scheduled to start at 8pm ET/5pm PT in the same place.
Main card: (8 PM ET, ESPN+)
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kevin Lee: Welterweight
They exchange kicks and then a punching flurry. Lee drops RDA! He takes top position. RDA is up. Body kick for Lee. Cross for RDA hits. A three piece is thrown by Lee but only one connects. Lee clinches RDA against the fence and works the takedown. RDA stays vertical. Knee to the body connects for RDA. Lee is still hunting for the takedown. Uppercut on the inside lands for Lee. Body Kick then right hand land for Lee. RDA lands a head kick. RDA shoots in and puts Lee on his back. Lee scrambles up to his feet and shoots for a takedown. He doesn’t get it.
Superman punch misses for RDA. Lee clinches up against the fence. RDA jumps a guillotine and then sweeps Lee to get back up to his feet. Head kick is blocked by RDA and then he gets through with one of his own. Lee give sup a takedown but is quick to stand up. Head kick to right hand lands for Lee. He presses RDA against the cage again but can’t get the takedown. They break apart and exchange crosses. Lee throws a head kick but it’s blocked.
Body kick hits for Lee and one lands for RDA. Lee gives up a takedown in the center of the Octagon. Lee is up but eats a hard knee to the gut. RDA shoots in but Lee scrambles to his back. RDA escapes and takes the back himself. Lee is up but RDA takes him right back down. Lee is up and presses RDA against the cage. He gets the takedown. He takes the back and lands an elbow. RDA scrambles on top. Lee stands up and eats a knee to the body.
Lee tags the body with a kick. and again. Right hand misses for Lee. Left lands for RDA. A one two hits for RDA. And another. A thudding leg kick buckles Lee but he stands right up. Lee kicks the leg of RDA. Lee gets a takedown but RDA is quick to stand up. Jab sticks for RDA. Lee shoots and shoves RDA against the fence again. RDA returns to open space. Lee shoots a sloppy takedown and RDA takes top position. He’s landing punches. He’s locking up an arm triangle. RDA’s got it! Lee taps! It’s over!
- Rafael dos Anjos def. Kevin Lee by submission (Arm Triangle) at 3:47 of round 4: Lightweight Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Ian Heinisch: Middleweight
Head kick is blocked by Carlos Junior. Outside leg kick lands then inside for Heinisch. Shoe Face closes the distance and gets the takedown. He briefly rolls for a leg but thinks twice. Heinisch is up but still has Shoe Face attached. Heinisch rolls to escape but can’t get away. He does it again and fails again. Shoe Face is giving Heinisch zero space. Heinisch gives up another takedown and exposes his back. Shoe Face uses an arm lock to transition to a guillotine and then to full mount. Two punches drop down on Heinisch.
10-9 Carlos Junior
Leg kick scores for Heinisch. Overhand right gets through for Heinisch. Shoe Face whiffs a right hand but lands a hard leg kick. Right hand lands for Heinisch. Jab lands for Shoe Face but then he complains to the referee about a head butt. The referee says to fight on. Shoe Face grabs the body lock and hangs on. Shoe Face gets a takedown but Heinisch is right back up. Shoe Face shoots again and ends up on the bottom. Heinisch drops some short punches from half guard. Heavier punches land. Shoe Face dives for a single leg and then flops to his back. Heinisch dives in with a right hand.
Heinisch got a hard warning for grabbing the cage in the previous round. A jab cross knocks Heinisch off balance. Seemingly angered, Heinisch gets up and knees his foe in the midsection. Left hook for Heinisch hits. Knee to the cup lands for Shoe Face. The referee calls timeout. Jab to right hand for Heinisch. Shoe Face slips to the floor. Heinisch sprawls well as Shoe Face shoots in. Shoe Face switches to the body lock but slips off and on to the bottom. Shoe Face sweeps. Heinisch scrambles and gets a single leg takedown. Shoe Face is off but slips again to the floor. Elbow from the bottom lands for Shoe Face. Heinisch takes full mount and drops leather. Several punches get through.
- Ian Heinisch def. Antonio Carlos Junior by unanimous decision (29-28 x3): Middleweight
Megan Anderson vs. Felicia Spencer: (W) Featherweight
Anderson catches a kick and blasts a right cross. Anderson clinches up and lands a series of knees to the thigh. A set of foot stomps hit for Spencer. Relentless takedown pursuit for Spencer. She takes the back and flattens out Anderson. A barrage of punches score for Spencer as she hunts for the neck. She locks up an RNC. Anderson taps!!!! Welcome to the UFC Felicia Spencer!
- Felicia Spencer def. Megan Anderson by submission (RNC) at 3:24 of round 1: (W) Featherweight
Vicente Luque vs. Derrick Krantz: Welterweight
Krantz explodes with a right cross that backs up Luque. Krantz shoots in and Luque jumps a guillotine. Krantz escapes and takes the back. Luque fends off the RNC attempt. Krantz drops for a guillotine. Luque escapes and stands to his feet. Leg kick lands for Luque and then a cross. Krantz whiffs with a right left combo. Jab to right cross wobbles Krantz. Luque knees the body and drops Krantz with a left hand. Luque pounces with ground strikes and this one is over!
- Vicente Luque def. Derrick Krantz by TKO at 3:52 of round 1: Welterweight
Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz: Lightweight
Body kick lands for Lentz and he looks to clinch up. They break apart. Body hook for Lentz. They clinch and Oliveira lands an elbow. Body kick for Oliveira. Hook lands for Lentz and then he misses with a head kick. Superman elbow hits for Oliveira. Lentz shoots in, fails. Body kick lands again for Oliveira. Right cross lands and then a right elbow for Oliveira. Oliveira checks a kick. Cross hook for Lentz. Jumping front kick to the face lands for Oliveira. Lentz blasts a takedown but is instantly swept. Oliveira wraps up the neck. Big elbow smashes down on Lentz’s face. Another elbow slices down. Lentz escapes to his feet. A cross scores for Lentz and then a head kick registers for Oliveira.
The doctor checks the cut really fast. Head kick misses for Lentz. Flying knee is blocked for Oliveira. Lentz hits a takedown and Oliveira wraps up a guillotine. Lentz escapes and drops an elbow. Illegal upkick hit for Oliveira and the referee stops the fight to issue a hard warning. The fight is restarted in the same ground position. Oliveira stands up and knees the midsection, and again. Uppercut lands to the jaw of Lentz. A laser of a right cross tags Lentz flush, sending him falling to the floor! Oliveira goes H>A>M> with the ground and pound to get the finish!
- Charles Oliveira def. Nik Lentz by TKO at 2:11 of round 2: Lightweight
Austin Hubbard vs. Davi Ramos: Lightweight
Ramos stalks forward. Inside leg kick from Hubbard. Hard right hand connects for Ramos. They exchange inside leg kicks. Double cup kick. OUCH! Quick restart to the fight. A set of body kicks are brushed off by Ramos. Both fighters whiff right hands. Ramos lands a right. Hard leg kick scores for Ramos and then one for Hubbard. A front kick lands for Hubbard but he eats a stinging right hand because of it. Accidental eye poke to Ramos. The fight restarts. They exchange left hooks and break apart. A winging right misses for Ramos. Big takedown for Ramos followed by a back take. Quick RNC attempt but Hubbard defends. Short punches land as time expires.
Hubbard lands a leg kick. Ramos lands two of his own. A set of kicks land to the body for Hubbard. The clash shins. A knee scores for Hubbard. A left right hooking combo hits for Ramos. A one-two to takedown scores for Ramos. Hubbard stands with Ramos hanging off of his back. Hubbard escapes. A set of leg kicks hit for Hubbard. Head kick is blocked by Ramos. A hard hook lands to the head of Hubbard. Ramos shoots in but Hubbard locks up a Kimura sweep. Ramos gets the takedown into half guard. Ramos attacks the body with elbows. A set of bows land upstairs.
Hubbard lands a leg kick. A knee misses for Hubbard and then an uppercut whiffs. Inside leg kick scores and Ramos acknowledges it. Ramos lands a leg kick of his own. Hubbard is pressing forward. Cross to left hook wobbles Hubbard. Ramos is going in for the kill! He’s flurrying. He takes top position. Hubbard is eating punches. Ramos settles down and works his control. Just as Ramos started to unload, the referee stands them up. A one two backs up Ramos. Jab lands for Ramos. Knee to the head is blocked by Ramos. Right cross lands for Hubbard and then a hook knocks down Ramos! Leg kick lands to the downed Ramos. Hubbard enters the guard.
- Davi Ramos def. Austin Hubbard by unanimous decision (30-27 x3): Lightweight
Prelims: (5 PM ET, ESPN+)
- Aspen Ladd def. Sijara Eubanks by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-28): (W) Bantamweight
- Des Green def. Charles Jourdain by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28): Lightweight
- Michel Pereira def. Danny Roberts by KO at 1:47 of round 1: Welterweight
- Grant Dawson def. Mike Trizano by submission (RNC) at 2:27 of round 2: Featherweight
- Ed Herman def. Patrick Cummins by TKO at 3:39 of round 1: Middleweight
- Zak Cummings def. Trevin Giles by submission (Guillotine) at 4:01 of round 3: Middleweight
- Julio Arce def. Julian Erosa by KO at 1:49 of round 3: Featherweight
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