UFC Fight Night 111 ‘Holm vs. Correia’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

By: Sherdog.com Staff
Jun 17, 2017


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Ji Yeon Kim vs. Lucie Pudilova

Round 1

Both bantamweights connect with jabs in the opening minute, with Pudilova being the more active fighter but Kim using good head movement to dodge many of the strikes. Pudilova mixes in a few leg kicks, but the jab remains the weapon of choice for both women through the middle of the round. Pudilova tries a lunging elbow strike, misses but follows up with a left hand. Kim takes the center of the cage and presses forward, but her forward progress is slowed by Pudilova with a stiff jab. The fighters clinch near the fence for a few seconds, then separate, and it's Pudilova who gets the last word with a leaping Superman punch.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Pudilova
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Pudilova
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Pudilova

Round 2

Pudilova opens the second stanza with more jabs, quickly forcing Kim to back up near the fence. Kim fires a few low kicks and works her way back to the center, where she forces Pudilova to cover up momentarily with a whipping overhand right. Kim bloodies Pudilova's nose with a combination, rocking the Czech fighter's head from side to side with hooks. Pudilova jams Kim against the fence, but it's Kim who gets double underhooks and begins working for a trip. The action slows in the clinch, and referee Greg Kleynjans resets the fighters in the center with 1:45 on the clock. Pudilova tries to press inside but walks into a pair of counter right hands from Kim. Pudilova clinches up again and holds Kim on the cage for the last 30 seconds of the round.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Kim
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Kim
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Kim

Round 3

Pudilova brings the fight back to the fence almost immediately, shoving Kim against the wall for another grinding clinch. Kim wraps up Pudilova with a bodylock, tries to slip around and take the back, but Pudilova keeps her tangled. Referee Kleynjans is quicker to separate the bantamweights this time -- but it's only a few seconds before Pudilova pushes Kim against the fence again. Kim catches Pudilova with a pair of punches as she comes inside, then spins the Czech fighter around. Pudilova threatens with a headlock, tries to turn it into a high-elbow guillotine, but the angle isn't there. Kim has to go to ground in order to escape, but she sweeps into top position and finally pops her head free. Now it's Kim on top with 80 seconds left to work, posturing up to drop punches but not landing anything successfully. Pudilova pushes Kim away and jumps back to her feet, then puts the Korean fighter's back to the wall once more. The referee calls for action, and Pudilova responds with another guillotine attempt. The submission doesn't materialize, but Pudilova manages to hit Kim with a few knees to the face late in the round.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Pudilova (29-28 Pudilova)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Pudilova (29-28 Pudilova)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Pudilova (29-28 Pudilova)

The Official Result

Lucie Pudilova def. Ji Yeon Kim via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Carls John de Tomas vs. Naoki Inoue

Round 1

De Tomas attacks with leg kicks early on, and both flyweights score with range-finding punches as they sprint around the cage. The Filipino fighter shoots inside and takes down Inoue about one minute into the fight, but the 125ers are quickly back on their feet. De Tomas shoots again right away, has to defend his neck, then his back as Inoue tries to spin. Inoue catches de Tomas' back in the next scramble, then secures the position with a body triangle. Inoue is attacking the neck, dropping elbows and punches from the back with more than half the round left to work. De Tomas is doing well to bury his chin and deny the choke, but he's absorbing punishment from Inoue's strikes in between. De Tomas finally spins around to escape danger, but he's forced to defend an armbar, then a triangle. Inoue scrambles his way back into top position and continues to keep de Tomas on the defensive with a neck crank, followed by ground-and-pound.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Inoue
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Inoue
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Inoue

Round 2

De Tomas keeps to the perimeter and again begins the round with kicks for Inoue's lead legs. Inoue presses out from the center with low kicks of his own, plus long jabs for his shorter opponent. De Tomas throws punches, too, though most of them are dodged or go bouncing off Inoue's arms. De Tomas shoots from way out, gets sprawled on, then has his back taken again. Inoue begins unloading on his turtling opponent, then catches de Tomas rolling over and switches to full mount. Inoue looks to be setting up a mounted triangle when de Tomas flips over again, giving up his back. Inoue transitions from the back to a triangle, then rolls to mount. Inoue tees off with punches from the now-mounted triangle, then releases to try an armbar. Inoue loses the arm but gets it back again before the end of the round, and de Tomas finishes the round trapped in a horrendous-looking armbar.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Inoue
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-8 Inoue
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Inoue

Round 3

Inoue leg-kicks and jabs his way forward on de Tomas, who is looking a bit more tentative as the final round begins. Inoue shoots inside but gets caught on his knees, and de Tomas makes him pay with a dozen or so elbows to the side of the head. Finally completing the takedown, Inoue secures back-mount once again and locks on with a body triangle. Inoue is relentless with punches and elbows from the back, now goes hunting for the rear-naked choke again with half the round remaining. De Tomas flips over to escape the back-mount and then drives forward for a shot of his own, but Inoue defends with a sprawl at the fence. De Tomas turns the corner to try and jump on Inoue's back, but Inoue turns over and now finds himself on top, in de Tomas' guard with 50 seconds remaining. Inoue is still throwing punches from de Tomas' guard when the final horn sounds.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Inoue (30-24 Inoue)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Inoue (30-26 Inoue)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Inoue (30-25 Inoue)

The Official Result

Naoki Inoue def. Carls John de Tomas via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) R3 5:00

Russell Doane vs. Kwan Ho Kwak

Round 1

Kwak's opening low kick nearly takes the lead leg out from underneath Doane, but the Hawaiian keeps his footing. Kwak catches a kick from Doane and trips him to the ground. Doane forces the Korean to dodge a few upkicks, then sits up and drives forward, looking for a takedown of his own. Doane can't complete the shot, but uses it to scramble back to his feet. Kwak continues to attack with heavy leg kicks as the bantamweights fight through the middle of the round. Doane steps into the pocket and eats a left hook from Kwak, followed by another low kick. Doane eats a crisp right hand and has to shake it off before moving forward again. Doane catches Kwak in the Thai clinch and delivers a hard knee to the body. Kwak tries to wheel away, but his back is to the fence when Doane catches him with a straight right hand to the face. Kwak collapses at the fence, and Doane only needs a few follow-up punches to force referee Steve Perceval into action.

The Official Result

Russell Doane def. Kwan Ho Kwak via TKO (Punches) R1 4:09

Frank Camacho vs. Jingliang Li

Round 1

After a slow opening minute, Camacho connects with a thunderous overhand right which nearly knocks Li to the canvas. Camacho doesn't rush in for the finish, instead sitting back and waiting for Li to come forward, then bombing the Chinese fighter with more big punches. After 30 seconds in the danger zone, his back up against the fence, Li jabs his way back back to the center of the cage. Camacho moves him back to the outside with forward pressure, but Li slows the attack with a clinch. Camacho blocks a takedown attempt and instead throws Li to the mat in the center of the cage. Camacho comes down in side control, but Li reclaims guard and then works his way back to his feet. Camacho continues to stalk his opponent, right hand cocked, but Li is striking back with leg kicks on the Saipan native. Camacho lands the big right hand again, then goes to the body. Li waits for the next big right hand from Camacho, ducks underneath and tries a takedown. Camacho stands his ground and defends as Li switches to a standing rear waistlock. Li gets Camacho down to his knees for a split second, then hurls him back to the mat again just as time runs out.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Camacho
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Camacho
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Camacho

Round 2

Li gets in on an early takedown attempt, pushing Camacho to the fence with a high single-leg. Camacho defends the shot with his back to the fence, pummeling under Li's grip and escaping to circle back to the center. Camacho is breathing heavily, the short-notice replacement seemingly fading a bit after a busy opening round. Li, meanwhile, is getting busier, jabbing and kicking at Camacho's lead leg, now putting a kick in the breadbasket of "Frank the Crank." Camacho bursts forward with a big left hand; Li tags him right back with a stiff jab, then some more heavy leg kicks. Li scores with a lead uppercut, now a right hand over the top. Camacho fends off another single-leg attempt, then hits Li with an elbow to the head on the way out.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Li
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Li
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Li

Round 3

Camacho presses forward as the final round begins, but it's Li scoring with jabs and leg kicks as he circles off his back foot. Li goes to the body of Camacho with a thudding kick, then ducks low to deliver a straight left hand. Now it's Li coming forward, still attacking the tired Camacho's legs. Li steps back again, allowing Camacho to come forward, and the China Top Team fighter thumps Camacho with a pair of heavy counter left hooks, now an uppercut. Camacho eats another big right hand and smiles at Li before walking forward again. Camacho clinches Li against the fence at the 2:00 mark, but Li breaks out immediately and comes forward throwing leather. Camacho has stopped fighting here, being chopped down by leg kicks, backing up to the fence and barely keeping his hands up. Li is taking his foot off the gas, too, though one final leg kick nearly takes out the wobbly Camacho just before the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Li (29-27 Li)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-8 Li (29-27 Li)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Li (29-27 Li)

The Official Result

Jingliang Li def. Frank Camacho via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-27) R3 5:00

Yuta Sasaki vs. Justin Scoggins

Round 1

Scoggins hurls Sasaki to the ground with a huge suplex just moments into the opening round, but the flyweights immediately scramble back to their feet. Sasaki eats a quick punch from the American before attempting to take Scoggins' back in an ensuing scramble. Scoggins escapes and reverses, putting "Ulka" on his back at the foot of the fence. Scoggins stands over his grounded opponent to land a knee to the body, now short right hands to the face. Sasaki powers back to his feet, still pressed against the cage, but the 125ers finally separate halfway through the round. Scoggins twirls forward with a spinning kick, misses, but finds the mark on Sasaki's face with a speedy pair of punches behind it. Sasaki hits the deck and then tries to wrap up Scoggins as the American kneels in his guard. Scoggins postures up, looking for more room to strike as they fight in close quarters at the foot of the fence. Sasaki seems to have recovered from the knockdown but can't find space to escape from Scoggins, who is overwhelming on top until the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Scoggins
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Scoggins
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Scoggins

Round 2

Sasaki is dropped 20 seconds into the round with a spinning kick to the body. Scoggins pounces on his downed opponent and tries to pound out Sasaki with punches, but "Ulka" puts Scoggins in guard and locks down the top man's right arm. Sasaki opens his guard and shifts underneath as he tries to find space to escape, while Scoggins continues to land sporadic but heavy punches. Sasaki shrimps inside, looking to stand, but Scoggins forces him to defend a D'arce/brabo choke in the process. Sasaki drops back to threaten with a heel hook, forcing Scoggins to back off. Sasaki rolls to his knees, trapped there by Scoggins, but "Tank" rides too high on the side and Sasaki is able to escape out the back. Sasaki transitions onto Scoggins' back and applies a rear-naked choke, and after a moment's hesitation, Scoggins taps. Out of nowhere, Yuta Sasaki pulls off a stunning, come-from-behind submission victory.

The Official Result

Yuta Sasaki def. Justin Scoggins via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R2 3:19

Alex Caceres vs. Rolando Dy

Round 1

The southpaw Caceres steps forward with a low kick and gets popped over the top with a Dy counter right hand. Caceres sprawls on a shot, stands up and zaps Dy with a speedy combination as the Filipino is backed up against the fence. Dy looks stunned from the attack, covering his right eye and standing almost stationary as "Bruce Leroy" tees off with more combinations, punches and low kicks. Dy starts moving again but isn't moving very quickly, and now Caceres hurts him with a left high kick. A straight left hand floors Dy, but he springs back to his feet. Caceres counters a lazy low kick from Dy and blasts him with a straight left. Dy turtles up, giving up his back, and Caceres wastes no time in establishing back-mount. Caceres tries to apply a rear-naked choke, can't get under the chin of Dy. The next RNC attempt from Caceres comes closer, but he still can't secure the submission. Caceres has 80 seconds left to work as he squeezes on Dy with a body triangle up agasinst the fence. Caceres gives up the back and the featherweights scramble up with under a minute remaining. Dy grabs a standing rear waistlock, winds up holding Caceres on the fence; Caceres shoves Dy to the floor and finishes the round standing.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Caceres
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-8 Caceres
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Caceres

Round 2

Dy is still having trouble with his right eye as the second round begins, and after a few seconds of fighting, referee Neil Swailes calls on the cageside doctor to examine the Filipino. Still squinting, Dy is cleared to continue and soon finds himself backing up under pressure from Cacares long kicks. Dy shoots, and Caceres defends the takedown, but Dy turns the corner to jump on the American's back. Dy falls off, tries to wrestle Caceres on the fence but can't keep the taller man penned in. Dy's right eye seems to be completely closed midway through the round, and Caceres is giving him little space to recover, constantly moving forward. Caceres lunges in to clinch on the fence with one minute left. The 145ers separate and Dy turns the head of Caceres with a heavy straight right. Caceres answers with a thumping kick to Dy's chest just before the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Caceres
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Caceres
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Caceres

In between rounds, referee Neil Swailes determines that Dy is no longer fit to continue, due to his badly damaged right eye. Alex Caceres takes the win via technical knockout.

The Official Result

Alex Caceres def. Rolando Dy via TKO (Eye Injury) R2 5:00

Cyril Asker vs. Walt Harris

Round 1

Harris goes to the body of Asker with a heavy kick, then goes low and gets clipped by the Frenchman with a counter right hand. Harris gets twisted up stepping inside to punch, and Asker lands the right hand again, nearly taking the legs out from under "The Big Ticket." Asker catches a low kick and tries to run Harris to the ground, but Harris punches him off with a short right hand. The next punch from Harris lands to the temple of Harris and puts the "Silverback" on the canvas. Harris comes down to Asker's open guard and begins slamming away with thunderous right hands and vicious elbow strikes. Asker absorbs a dozen or more strikes before referee John Sharp steps in to rescue him from further punishment.

The Official Result

Walt Harris def. Cyril Asker via TKO (Punches and Elbows) R1 1:44

Takanori Gomi vs. Jon Tuck

Round 1

Tuck backs up Gomi with a kick up the middle, then hurts the "Fireball Kid" with a front kick to the liver. Gomi backs up, covering his body as Tuck walks him down near the fence. Gomi goes to ground under pressure from Tuck, who jumps on the Pride veteran's back and immediately goes hunting for a rear-naked choke. It's only a matter of seconds before Tuck has his left arm wrapped around his opponent's throat, and Gomi is forced to tap out.

The Official Result

Jon Tuck def. Takanori Gomi via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1 1:12

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tarec Saffiedine

Round 1

Pressing forward in the southpaw stance, dos Anjos blocks a high kick and fires back at Saffiedine with a kick to the ribs. Saffiedine snatches the Brazilian's leg on his next kick and runs dos Anjos to the floor. The welterweights scoot toward the fence, Saffiedine leaning across dos Anjos' body in half guard. Dos Anjos tries a kimura from the bottom, but Saffiedine clears his arm and resumes working to pass guard. Dos Anjos rolls to his knees, gets caught in a headlock as he stands, and Saffiedine presses the ex-lightweight champ against the fence. Saffiedine roughs up dos Anjos with knees to the body as they clinch on the fence. The fighters separate with 2:20 remaining in the opening round. Dos Anjos comes forward now, sticking a left hand on Saffiedine's rib cage before shooting in for a takedown at the fence. Saffiedine angles for an armbar from the bottom and gets stacked up by "RDA," who works to set up a keylock before Saffiedine escapes to his feet. Dos Anjos corners Saffiedine on the fence to land a jump knee, but Saffiedine slows things down with another clinch. Dos Anjos is still doing good work at the end of the round, punishing Saffiedine on the fence with body shots and right hands upstairs.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Dos Anjos
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Dos Anjos
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Dos Anjos

Round 2

Dos Anjos comes out with pressure at the start of round two, backing up Saffiedine with body kicks and a big right hand which narrowly whizzes by the Belgian's face. As they hit the fence, Saffiedine looks to take the outside position in the clinch. Dos Anjos spins him around and tries his first takedown of the round, but Saffiedine keeps his balance and dashes away. Dos Anjos follows him to the other side of the cage, where the 170-pounders tangle on the wall again. Saffiedine takes the outside with double underhooks, but dos Anjos breaks the position with a Thai clinch, then snaps Saffiedine down to his knees. Halfway through the round, dos Anjos lands a pair of illegal knees to the head of the kneeling Saffiedine, but no action is taken by referee Greg Kleynjans. Saffiedine climbs back to his feet but is kept on the wall by dos Anjos with a single-leg attempt. Saffiedine breaks out with a standing elbow strike, digs an underhook and walks dos Anjos back to the wall. Dos Anjos reverses to the outside with 90 seconds on the clock, tries to reap a leg but can't take down Saffiedine. "Sponge" drives off the fence with a straight right hand; dos Anjos comes back with an outside thigh kick, now a body punch. Saffiedine gets hold of a single with 25 seconds left and winds up spun against the fence until the end of the round.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Dos Anjos
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Dos Anjos
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Dos Anjos

Round 3

Dos Anjos scores with a kick to the body and a left hand over the top as he walks down Saffiedine near the fence. Saffiedine goes around the guard of the Brazilian with a pair of looping right hands. Dos Anjos is keeping the pressure on Saffiedine, though the pace of "RDA" has dropped off significantly in the final frame. Saffiedine lands a few jabs, drawing a nod from dos Anjos, who lands another hard leg kick shortly thereafter. The welterweights tie up on the fence as they enter the final three minutes of the bout, and Saffiedine breaks out with a level elbow. Dos Anjos continues to score to the body but can't find a home for the lunging lead uppercuts he keeps throwing. Saffiedine comes away from an exchange having seemingly suffered an eye poke; referee Kleynjans tells him to continue fighting. The fighters wind up back on the fence in the final minute, Saffiedine looking for a late single-leg. Dos Anjos denies the takedown attempt and gets off the fence, waving Saffiedine forward. Saffiedine goes to the body with a right hand, countered by dos Anjos with a right hook upstairs.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Dos Anjos (30-27 Dos Anjos)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Dos Anjos (30-27 Dos Anjos)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Dos Anjos (30-27 Dos Anjos)

The Official Result

Rafael dos Anjos def. Tarec Saffiedine via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) R3 5:00

Colby Covington vs. Dong Hyun Kim

Round 1

Covington slips on an early kick, and Kim closes the distance as the American stands up. "Stun Gun" completes a takedown at the fence but is quickly reversed by Covington, and now the welterweights come back to their feet, still clinching. Covington looks to slip around and take Kim's back but is blocked by the fence. Covington throws a knee from the back, has it caught by Kim, but the judoka can't convert it into anything. Covington switches back to a single and completes a takedown at the fence with half the round remaining. Kim tries to hit the switch but Covington is in tight, arms wrapped around Kim's legs. Kim climbs back to his feet with two minutes left, still held against the cage. Covington scores with a few knees to the body as he grinds Kim against the wall. Kim escapes with a spinning elbow, steps forward and dings Covington with a straight left. Covington tries to clinch, eats a knee but comes straight back to complete another takedown. Kim gets up on his feet but finishes the round with his back to the wall.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Covington
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Covington
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Covington

Round 2

Both welterweights connect with jabs, and Covington mixes in a few low kicks as well. Kim sprawls on a double-leg shot from the wrestler in the center of the cage. Covington switches to a single, then gets a rear waistlock as they stand up. Covington completes another takedown at the fence, avoids the switch from Kim and stays wrapped around the legs of the "Stun Gun." Kim gets back to his feet midway through the round, can't escape Covington's clutches and now absorbs some knees to the legs as he's pressed against the wall. They separate with two minutes remaining, and Covington rocks Kim with an overhand left. Covington chases him down with a leaping knee, then takes down the veteran with a single-leg at the wall. Eighty seconds left now as Covington clings to Kim, keeping him against the cage as they stand. Kim puts Covington on his knees with a throw, but Covington slips out and winds up right back in a dominant position, muscling Kim against the wall with a bodylock.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Covington
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Covington
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Covington

Round 3

Kim tries to pressure Covington with punches in the opening moments of the final round, but instead he winds up on the receiving end of some overhand lefts from the wrestler. Kim strings together a few jabs, but Covington is winning the war with volume through two minutes. The 170-pounders tie up in the center, and Covington runs Kim to the ground once again, this time with a knee tap. Kim stands, and the fighters wind up in the familiar position, Covington clinging to the Korean from the rear, throwing knees at his legs. Covington scores another takedown at the wall; Kim stands, can't get away from Covington and gets taken down again. They're back on their feet with 80 seconds remaining, Covington still draped all over Kim, fighting on the fence. Kim reverses to the outside position and trips Covington to the mat inside the final minute. Covington gets to his knees and drives forward on another single to wind up hugging Kim on the fence. Kim tries to sit out in the final moments but can't get off the wall.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Covington (30-27 Covington)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Covington (30-27 Covington)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Covington (30-27 Covington)

The Official Result

Colby Covington def. Dong Hyun Kim via Unanimous Decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27) R3 5:00

Andrei Arlovski vs. Marcin Tybura

Round 1

Arlovski takes a leg kick to start the fight, waits a few seconds and then returns fire with a spinning kick to Tybura's midsection. Tybura gets hold of a leg and drives Arlovski to the ground near the center of the cage, still inside the opening minute. Arlovski wraps up the Polish fighter with a tight guard, so Tybura postures up and puts a forearm across the veteran's throat. Tybura kneels down again but still can't find much space to operate in Arlovski's closed guard. Tybura takes the back of Arlovski in a scramble, then winds up in full mount when the "Pit Bull" rolls over. Tybura is mashing away with hammerfists from mount, holding Arlovski by the left wrist to limit his protection. Two minutes remain in the opening round as Tybura begins mashing on Arlovski's jaw with short, stapling elbows. Arlovski gives up his back, rolls over again, all the while absorbing strikes from Tybura as referee John Sharp looks on from nearby. Arlovski is lumped up and bloody as they enter the final minute of round one. Arlovski rolls to his knees and Tybura continues to punch away from back-mount. Arlovski finally escapes to his feet with 15 seconds left, and he finishes the round assaulting Tybura with heavy uppercuts on the fence.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Tybura
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-8 Tybura
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Tybura

Round 2

Arlovski pushes Tybura backward with kicks and punches, and the heavyweights wind up clinching on the fence, both men looking tired from a busy opening round. They spend the better part of a minute in an inactive clinch, Arlovski on the outside while Tybura breathes heavily, pressed against the wall. Arlovski switches to a single-leg, back to an underhook as the sluggish pace continues through the second minute. Arlovski releases and backs up to slug Tybura with a right hand. The Belarusian comes back quickly to hit a takedown, but he can't keep Tybura on the floor. The big men wind up back on the fence, now with Arlovski working for a high double. Tybura widens his base and stays standing, and Arlovski clubs him with a single standing elbow. The fighters go to over-unders now, 90 seconds left in the round, not much happening. Referee John Sharp waits another 30 seconds before restarting them in the center. Arlovski hugs Tybura against the fence again, and both fighters seem content to rest there.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Arlovski
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Arlovski
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Arlovski

Round 3

Arlovski tries to clinch and push Tybura against the fence, but "Tybur" reverses to the outside position and drops to try a takedown of his own. Arlovski defends the attempt at first, Tybura keeps driving, and now the heavyweights hit the mat. On his back, Arlovski locks down both arms of Tybura, preventing any offense from the man on top. Tybura tries to step over to full mount but Arlovski recovers half guard. Half a round remains in what has become a grueling, grinding fight. Tybura takes the back of Arlovski with just over 90 seconds on the clock, switches to full mount as Arlovski rolls over, then to the back again. Arlovski flips over and puts Tybura back in half guard, but it's still Tybura who finishes the fight on top.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Tybura (29-27 Tybura)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Tybura (29-27 Tybura)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Tybura (29-27 Tybura)

The Official Result

Marcin Tybura def. Andrei Arlovski via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-27) R3 5:00

Holly Holm vs. Bethe Correia

Round 1

Referee Marc Goddard will oversee tonight's 135-pound main event, with judges Anthony Dimitriou, Barry Foley and Kostas Papaioannou scoring at cageside. Virtually nothing happens through the first two minutes of the fight, save a few missed punches from Correia as Holm tries to close the distance from the center. Holm offers a few kicks as she closes in on her opponent, snipes at Correia with a jab and then backpedals as the Brazilian fires back with a right hand. Holm fires a right high kick that catches Correia under the arm. Holm steps in with a straight left but gets her head turned by a Correia right hook. The pace slows again toward the end of the round, and the fighters are showered with boos from the Singapore crowd after the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-10
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-10
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-10

Round 2

More slow going in the first minute of round two; Correia catches a low kick from Holm at one point but can't convert it into anything. Holm continues to fake and feint, dipping in and out of range but still not landing much. Two minutes in and still neither fighter has done anything of real note. Correia lands the hardest punch of the fight thus far with a straight right to Holm's grill. Correia times a low kick from Holm and comes over the top with another right. After some more circling, referee Goddard pauses the fight and tells the bantamweights to engage. The action doesn't pick up much, though Correia is getting a bit busier, pressing forward with punches. Correia ducks under a punch and hustles Holm over to the fence with a rear waistlock. Correia finishes the round throwing knees at Holm's legs from the rear.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Correia
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Correia
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Correia

Round 3

Holm opens with a kick aimed at the body, bounces it off Correia's forearm. Correia waves for Holm to come forward, does a bit of taunting, but the boxer isn't taking the bait. Correia drops her hands, then raises them and steps forward -- and Holm is waiting with a perfectly timed left high kick. Correia hits the deck in the center of the cage, sits up in a daze and gets knocked senseless by a pinpoint left hand from the standing Holm. Referee Goddard rushes in for the stoppage, as Holly Holm collects her first victory since knocking out Ronda Rousey in November 2015.

The Official Result

Holly Holm def. Bethe Correia via KO (Head Kick and Punch) R3 1:09

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