Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play as UFC Fight Night: De Randamie vs. Ladd goes down in Sacramento, CA.
The headliner comes in the women’s bantamweight division, with a possible title shot on the line as former 145 champ Germaine de Randamie meets Aspen Ladd. The co-main will see the return of Urijah Faber in his hometown, as he meets Ricky Simon.
We’re still adjusting to the new schedule the promotion is using for ESPN+ broadcasts, and this one is a little earlier than normal. The seven-fight preliminary card starts at 5pm ET/2pm PT on ESPN+, while the five-fight main card will kick off at 8pm ET/5pm PT on ESPN+.
Check out this week’s MMA Vivisection for predictions, analysis and betting odds on the each matchup.
Germaine de Randamie vs. Aspen Ladd
Round 1 – Jab from GDR. De Randamie lands a right that puts Ladd on the ground! Ladd looked alert and ready to grapple, but Herb Dean stops it immediately. Wow. That was a bad stop. Ladd was good to go.
Germaine de Randamie defeated Aspen Ladd via TKO (strikes), :16 of round 1
Round 1 – Simon with a reaching left. Leg kick. Simon lands a hard shot and Faber is backing off. Hard front kick. Big overhand right from Faber drops Simon! He pounds him out! URIJAH FABER IS BACK!
Urijah Faber defeated Ricky Simon via KO (strikes), :46 of round 1
Round 1 – They both miss with single shots. Emmett scores with a lead right. They’re both throwing but neither is landing flush as of yet. Leg kick from Emmett. Emmett with a right as Bektic swings and misses. Emmett scores to the body. Bektic has a combo blocked. Emmett with a lead right that’s blocked. Bektic jabbing. Emmett drops Bektic with a jab! Big hammerfists! Elbow! Bektic eats a ton of punishment before it’s finally stopped!
Josh Emmett defeated Mirsad Bektic via KO (strikes), 4:25 of round 1
Karl Roberson vs. Wellington Turman
Round 1 – Roberson with a counter left. They trade shots in close. Hard leg kick from Roberson. Again. Turman shoots in on a double. He gets a body lock and drags Roberson down. Turman looks for a guillotine but Roberson defends. He transitions to the back. Roberson spins and he’s on top now. Turman looks for an armbar, then a leg lock. Neither are effective. Roberson trying to drop leather. Big upkick from Turman, so Roberson jumps back in closer. Roberson not landing much from the top but he’s been there a while. He steps over into half. He lands a few shots. 10-9 Roberson I guess.
Round 2 – They check Turman’s glove tape before the round starts. Turman with a left. Hard body kick and left from Roberson. He jumps in on the attack. Roberson with a super quick lead left. Knee in close from Turman. Long battle in the clinch. Turman gets over to Roberson’s back and forces him down to one knee. Not for long. They battle some more in the clinch. Roberson grabs the cage as he’s taken down. Turman tries to step over. He only gets as far as half so far. He steps over and looks for a choke. Nothing doing so he sinks hooks. Roberson uses momentum to roll over again into Turman’s guard. 10-9 Roberson.
Round 3 – Front kick from Roberson. Spinning back kick from Turman. Roberson pushes Turman into the fence, but gets reversed. Turman gets around to his back. He drags Roberson down and goes to mount. He’s not really posturing up with much yet. Roberson gives up his ack and Turman sinks a choke. Roberson explodes out of it. Wow. Turman is back in mount. Big right. Roberson turtles. Turman secures hooks again and looks for the choke. He has a body triangle now. Full back mount and he has a minute to get the choke. Roberson explodes out again. 30 seconds to go. Turman looks for an armbar. He pushes it away and lands three big punches. Nothing happens over the last 10 seconds. 10-9 Turman, 29-28 Roberson.
Karl Roberson defeated Wellington Turman via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Marvin Vettori vs. Cezar Ferreira
Round 1 – An immediate eye-poke from Mutante. Herb Dean issues a strong warning. Leg kick from Ferreira. Vettori wit ha left. Front kick from Ferreira. Vettori pressuring. Mutante lands hard to the body. Right hook from Ferreira. He misses with a spinning wheel kick. Ferreira with a low kick. He digs to the body with an uppercut. He looks for a leg but Vettor lands a couple of punches. More low kicks from Mutante. They both miss with lefts. Vettori with a takedown. He moves over to side and straight to mount. 40 seconds to go. He’s landing punches. Mutante dumps hm off and regains full guard. 10-9 Vettori.
Round 2 – Ferreira lands a left but eats a counter that nearly knocks him down! He gets his wits about him, but gets taken down. Vettori lets him up and lands a few shots. Ferreira just misses with an uppercut. Vettori goes back to the center. Jab scores for Vettori. Body shot from Ferreira but eats another counter to the nose. Counter left now. Mutante’s face is getting messed up. Low kick from Mutante. Vettori presses with punches. Ferreira slips but gets up unscathed. Ferreira looks for a takedown but Vettori defends. They battle in the clinch. Things stall out. 10-9 Vettori.
Round 3 – Spinning wheel kick from Ferreira misses. He shoots in on Vettori but gets nowhere. They trade shots inside. They’re brawling in the clinch. Both land solid shots. Outside leg kick from Mutante. He shoots again and scoops a single. Vettori fights him off and lands a left though. Nice combo from Vettori. Vettori sort of catches a kick but he can’t do anything with it. Left scores from Vettori. Long left cross from Vettori. Mutante lands a left. Vettori with a 1-2. Huge combo again from Vettori inside a minute left. Ferreira with a counter right. 10-9 and 30-27 Vettori.
Marvin Vettori defeated Cezar Ferreira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mike Rodriguez vs. John Allan
Round 1 – Front kick from Rodriguez. They trade inside leg kicks. Now outside leg kicks. Allan with a right. Another, but Rodriguez pressures and lands two shots. Allan finding a home for the right hook. Rodriguez with a leg kick. Allan clubs him again and wobbles him. Now Rodriguez is pressuring and lands a combination. Allan with a takedown. He’s trying to secure a topside guillotine. He drags Rodriguez to his feet with it and they reset. Weird. Outside leg kick from Allan. Front kick from Rodriguez. Allan with a counter right. They trade shots. Low blow right before the horn. 10-9 Allan.
Round 2 – Inside leg kick from Rodriguez. Head kick from Allan. Front kick to the face from Rodriguez. Rodriguez with two hard rights as he wades in. Allan spins around to his back, then takes him down with a body lock. He is almost in mount with Rodriguez’s legs pinned. But he manages to get up. Allan with two knees against the fence and he drags Rodriguez down, but ends up on the bottom. Allan with some elbows fro the bottom. Rodriguez tries to walk him to the fence. Allan threatens with an armbar, and gets up. He’s got a guillotine and he jumps guard. Nothng doing. 10-9 Allan.
Round 3 – Allan with a right. Rodriguez with a front kick. Allan with another right. Low shot from Rodriguez sends Allan to the floor. Cornuts cam confirms. Allan gets back up after about a minute, but he’s still in a lot of pain. They get back to it after two minutes, after a final warning to Rodriguez. Left and a combo from Rodriguez. Allan fires back. Rodriguez kicks the inside of the leg. Allan with a right hook counter. Leg kick from Rodriguez and Allan lands a right again. Allan goes to the body. Allan takes the back and drags Rodriguez down. He’s in half against the cage, with Rodriguez in a seated position. He gets up but eats a knee to the body. Allan jumps in with some huge punches. Rodriguez pushes him away and fires him back. Allan backs him to the cage and lands a big knee. Rodriguez takes it. Big right from Allan. Flying knee from Rodriguez. Takedown from Allan. Allan with a few elbows. Rodriguez looks for a triangle but there’s nothing there. 10-9 and 30-27 Allan.
John Allan defeated Mike Rodriguez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Round 1 – Fili with a jab. Leg kick from Moraes. Another. Really clubbing that front leg. Fili with a left and a leg kick. Body kick too. Head kick from Fili. Moraes with a lead right and an inside leg kick. Head kick from Fili. They trade high kicks and Moraes is staggered! He presse with punches and Fili catches him with a huge right that puts him down! He pounds him out and it’s over.
Andre Fili defeated Sheymon Moraes via KO (strikes), 3:07 of round 1
Julianna Pena vs. Nicco Montano
Round 1 – Pena with a right. Another. They clinch up and trade knees. Montano puts Pena on the fence. Montano locks her hands but can’t get a takedown. Extended battle there as Montano won’t let go. Pena looks for a trip takedown but she ends up on the bottom. Montano almost takes the back, but Pena rolls into guard. Pena looks for an armbar and scares Montano a bit, but she stays on Pena. Pena finally gets up but Montano is glued to her back and throws her back to the floor. 10-9 Montano.
Round 2 – Pena presses with punches. Inside leg kick from Montano. Pena returns it. Outside leg kick from Montano. Jab from Pena. Back into the clinch. Montano with a body lock takedown. Montano steps out and Pena gets up, but Montano wraps her up. Pena with a front head lock and she lands a knee. She drags her down with a guillotine and takes top position with two minutes to go. Elbows from Pena. Looking for a choke again. Montano appears to be cut. Pena with some short punches. Montano just holding onto a leg. 10-9 Pena.
Round 3 – Jab from Pena. Montano shoots but is rebuffed. Right over the top from Pena. Montano scores with a shot. Pena catches a kick and takes Montano down. She tries to trap and arm to land elbows. Pena moves to half and is holding Montano down. Not much happening. Halfway through the round. Short punches from Pena. She postures up a bit and almost gets swept. Montano squirms and gets up. They’re against the fence, and now Montano ends up on top. 90 seconds to go. They’re back to the feet. Right from both ladies. Pena with a combo. Montano clinches. Pena pushes her away. Right from Pena. Montano with a takedown but Pena looks for a guillotine. 10-9 and 29-28 Pena.
Julianna Pena defeated Nicco Montano via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Round 1 – Elkins dodges an Imanari roll. Hall attacks a leg when Elkins tries to engage, so he backs out. Wheel kick from Hall. Elkins with a leg kick. Hall with another roll but he can’t get anything going. Spin kick from Hall lands hard and drops Elkins! Elkins is getting touched up. Spinning back fist from Hall. Hall with another big shot and they go to the ground. Elkins still looks wobbly. 10-9 Hall.
Round 2 – Hall keeping his distance. Side kick. Hall with an Imanari roll onto the legs but Elkins gets away. He presses with a right and staggers Hall. Leg kick from Hall. Hall spins to the ground again and Elkins lands two shots on the ground. Body kick from Elkins. Hall spins and misses. He lands a counter left that drops Elkins briefly. Elkins lands two punches when Hall spins to the ground again. Hall with a straight left that had Elkins on chicken legs! He recovers. Hall misses with a kick and can’t get a hold of Elkins. Left and a a kick to the body from Elkins. The pace slows. Hall ducks under a kick and gets kicked on the ground. Hall with a hard right that drops Elkins again. Elkins on top, and backs out. 10-9 Hall.
Round 3 – Hall flops to his back but Elkins won’t engage. They both miss with kicks. Elkins presses. Side kick from Hall. Hall to his back again. The ref tells him to get up. Hall with a wheel kick that lands partially. Hall running away, which gets some boos. Body kick from Elkins. Hall Imanari rolls again but can’t get a hold of Elkins. Spinning back fist from Hall. He goes for another jog. Elkins with a body shot. Body kick from Hall. Hall rolls again, Elkins tells him to get up. Body kick from Elkins. 10-9 Elkins but 29-28 Hall.
Ryan Hall defeated Darren Elkins via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Pingyuan Liu vs. Jonathan Martinez
Round 1 – Martinez with a leg kick. Liu wades in with a body shot. A lot of feinting. Liu with a hard body shot but Martinez landed two hard counters. Liu with an inside leg kick. Right and a body kick from Martinez. Liu circling. Step-in knee from Martinez and they land leg kicks at the same time. Liu with a hard shot over the top and two knees to the body. He’s stunned. He comes right back with a flying knee that stuns Liu! He lands a clean left. They’re getting at it now. Martinez jumps in with a knee and a couple of high kicks. 10-9 Martinez.
Round 2 – They both miss with early attempts at striking. Overhand right from Liu is blocked. Liu circling out. He lands a counter right. There is not a lot going on here, at all. Head kick from Martinez. The crowd is getting restless. Martinez blocks a combo from Liu. Martinez is just following Liu around the cage. Body kick from Martinez. That was the hardest shot of the round and we’re 3:30 in. High body kick from Martinez. Leg kick from Liu. Martinez jumps in with a knee but eats a counter. 10-9 Martinez.
Round 3 – Liu with a winging left hook. Light inside leg kick. He wades in with a couple more heavy shots. He’s certainly more urgent now than he was last round. Martinez with a lead left. Jab from Martinez. Body shot from Liu. Jab from Martinez. Back to the circling. Liu with a lead right. The crowd is booing again. 1:15 to go. Martinez with a step-in knee and LIU IS OUT! HOLY COW! He landed another hard shot after but it wasn’t even necessary. That came out of nowhere!
Jonathan Martinez defeated Pingyuan Liu via KO (knee), 3:54 of round 3
Livinha Souza vs. Brianna Van Buren
Round 1 – Van Buren with a leg kick, and a body kick. She’s bringing big pressure early and they clinch. Souza looks for a throw but can’t get her over. Extended battle here. They split halfway through the round. Van Buren with immediate pressure. Hard body kick and a right hook. She wades in with an elbow and they’re back in the clinch. Much quicker break. Souza with a knee and body kick. Inside leg kick from Souza and Van Buren pushes her to the mat. She calls her up, and the ref asks her to step back. She pushes Souza’s head back down when she’s coming up, which she’s warned for. They flurry and Souza gets Van Buren to the mat late. 10-9 Van Buren
Round 2 – Van Buren catches a kick and lands a right hook. Van Buren pushes forward. Outside leg kick. Souza goes body head. Van Buren presses with a head kick and a combo. She steps back against the cage and lights Souza up. Souza takes them and circles out. Right from Souza. Van Burn backs her up again and lands a big combo, Souza eating big shots, but absorbing them once again. Van Buren digs to the body. Souza with a low kick and she rebuffs a takedown attempt. Jump knee from Souza but Van Buren catches her with a body kick at the same time. 10-9 Van Buren.
Round 3 – Inside leg kick from Souza. Spinning back kick from Souza. Inside leg kick from Van Buren. Again. Souza with a straight right. They trade kicks. Souza shoots in and gets the takedown, but Van Buren secures an omoplata. Souza spins out. Van Buren powers to her feet. Souza jumps a guillotine. Van Buren gently puts her on the mat and gets her head out. Souza looks for an armbar but she doesn’t have the room for it. Van Buren grapevines the legs and lands punches. Souza squirms to her feet. Van Buren tries to trip her back down, without success. She steps back and lands three shots. Souza fires back and misses with a spinning head kick. Counter combo from Van Buren. Van Buren shoots late and gets Souza to the floor. Souza looks for an armbar. 10-9 and 30-27 Van Buren.
Brianna Van Burden defeated Livinha Souza via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Benito Lopez vs. Vince Morales
Round 1 – Lopez with a head kick. He lands an inside leg kick, then the outside. Morales with a jab. Body kick from Lopez. Morales is circling on the outside. He tries to press with a combo but can’t land. Front kick from Lopez. Inside leg kick from Lopez Morales lands with a glancing long right. Head kick from Lopez is blocked. More kicks. Spinning back kick to the belly from Lopez, and a hard outside leg kick. Huge right hook over the top from Morales floors Lopez! He jumps onto him and tries to beat him down. Lopez is looking for a triangle so Morales backs out. Jab from Morales. Hard outside leg kick from Morales now. Jump knee from Lopez. 10-9 Morales.
Round 2 – They both throw some low kicks. Lopez closing the distance. Morales is avoiding his kicks. Morales with a combo. They trade low kicks. Spinning back kick to the body for Lopez. Morales with a right over the top but doesn’t follow it up. Lopez kicks the leg and body. Morales tries to put together a combo. He manages to get inside and lands a couple of shots. Lopez lands another leg kick, but Morales almost catches it. Morales with another overhand right that stumbles Lopez. Lopez with kicks to both legs. Morales with a straight right. 10-9 Morales.
Round 3 – Lopez tries to kick but Morales bullies him with rights. He’s starting to catch more kicks now. Inside leg kick from Lopez. Big combo from Morales! Lopez with a jump knee. Another combo! He landed about five in a row to the body and head as Lopez retreated. Hard low kick from Lopez spins Morales around. Long right from Morales. Slapping body kick. Morales gets inside again. Another overhand right scores for Morales. Lopez keeps up the low kicks. Another combo from Morales as Lopez wades in. Body combo from Morales. He pops him with a stiff left jab. Lopez still kicking. Morales calls him to the center. Spin kick from Lopez. 10-9 and 30-27 Morales.
Benito Lopez defeated Vince Morales via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
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