UFC on ESPN 6 ‘Weidman vs. Reyes’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

By: Jay Pettry
Oct 18, 2019


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Daniel Spitz vs. Tanner Boser

Round 1

We begin the night at the heavyweight division, where Spitz (6-2, 1-2 UFC) will try to spoil Boser's (16-5-1, 0-0 UFC) second attempt at making his debut. Boser was originally set to appear at UFC 240, but his opponent Giacomo Lemos tested positive for drostanolone (an anabolic steroid) on fight week. Refereeing this sizeable matchup will be Gary Forman. We touch gloves, and the night has officially begun. The two men trade left jabs immediately, as Boser's mullet waves majestically behind him. A right from Boser comes over the top to click Spitz on the chin, and then he throws a heavy leg kick to follow it. Boser wings a left hand that falls short, as he is trying to combat the range of his far longer opponent, but he is able to reach with a few more leg kicks. As Spitz commits to a body kick, Boser sits down on a huge right hand that just comes short of the mark. The Canadian then sets up his own body kick, so Spitz comes back with a head kick that misses the mark. The two then throw leg kicks, but Boser's is more impactful, as he uses it to back away his taller adversary. Despite Spitz holding a significant reach advantage, it is largely Boser who is able to score more effectively with his punches. Another vicious body kick comes from Boser, and Spitz is unable to block it in time as it lands with an audible pop. After setting up a few kicks, Boser cracks Spitz with a left hand that sends him staggering back, but the American regains his composure and walks his man down. Spitz ends the round with a combination that mostly misses, and a head kick that also falls shy.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Boser
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Boser
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Boser

Round 2

Like the opening round, we again begin with twin jabs from the two heavyweights. Boser immediately backs away to start up with his kicking game again, knowing that if he can't connect with punches, his kicks will still reach his opponent. Spitz finally responds with a solid kick of his own, throw a front kick right down the middle that pushes Boser away. The Canadian wears it well, as he circles away to try to find his way in. As Boser presses forward, Spitz is finally ready with a response, throwing a slick one-two that makes Boser backpedal. "The Bulldozer" keeps his leg kick flowing, as Spitz's knee is starting to welt up and turn red quickly. A big right hand from Boser causes the crowd to gasp, but Spitz shakes it off and continues to walk forward. As Spitz presses forward, that inside leg kick is adding up quickly for Boser. The damage on that lead leg of Spitz is growing, as the swelling is start to make his knee expand and lift his leg up more often to prepare for kicks coming his way. The Canadian ducks down and slips in an overhand left, and Spitz tries to roll through it but is caught fairly flush. He is no worse for wear, and as he throws a low kick to respond to all that have come from Boser, Boser does not let him get away with it by throwing a few leg kicks back. With the 10-second clapper sounding, Spitz stalks his man down, but he is unable to do anything with it as the round concludes.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Boser
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Boser
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Boser

Round 3

Spitz opens the last round with a front kick, as it has been arguably his most effective weapon in the contest. When Spitz tries to sink in a leg kick, Boser checks it and throws one right back at that already damaged knee. Boser blitzes forward with a combination but does not connect significantly, although he breaks off with yet another leg kick. Despite the visible damage, Spitz seems unaffected, and is not limping or favoring the leg to any degree. The two men trade body kicks, and each block them, as Boser unleashes a spinning back fist that glances off the chin of his opponent. Boser sends a few more kicks to that knee of "Daddy Long Legs," as the Canadian has his sights set on those aforementioned long legs with kick after kick on the inside and outside. Boser chains together several one-two combinations that Spitz rolls away from, but he eats two leg kicks that finally show the kicks are getting to him with a wince. As Boser ducks down, Spitz tags him with an uppercut, but he does not follow it up as he eats a couple more constant leg kicks. Boser alternates body kicks with each of his legs that both land flush, so Spitz tries to slow down his adversary's movement with a leg kick. Keeping that leg kick flowing as seconds tick off the clock, Boser sits down on one final -- and possibly the heaviest -- leg kick to punctuate the bout. As the horn sounds to end the bout, Spitz limps away, but is quick to greet and congratulate Boser for a tough fight.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Boser (30-27 Boser)
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Boser (30-27 Boser)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Boser (30-27 Boser)

The Official Result

Tanner Boser def. Daniel Spitz via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Brendan Allen vs. Kevin Holland

Round 1

Moving to middleweight, former LFA 185-pound champ Allen (12-3, 0-0 UFC) makes his promotional debut against Holland (16-4, 3-1 UFC). Serving as the referee will be Steve Rita. There is no touch of gloves, as we get right down to business with heavy kicks by both men. The two men are swinging hard right out of the gate, until Allen drives in for a body lock takedown and gets Holland down. Holland gets back to his feet but Allen snatches up his back, and is hanging on like a backpack. Holland spins out to try to break position but Allen is wrapped around his waist and won't let go. As Allen has his back against the fence as Holland leans backward, Allen trips his legs out and drags Holland down. Allen briefly seeks a rear-naked choke attempt until Holland powers out, and shakes Allen off his back. On top but with a leg hooked by Allen, "Trailblazer" tries to set up some powerful ground-and-pound. Holland swings down a heavy elbow that slices the forehead open of Allen, and blood starts flowing immediately. Desperate to get out of the position, Allen pulls for a leg lock, and Holland stands up out of it. The submission attempt is unsuccessful, and Holland puts together some more ground-and-pound before going after a rear-naked choke of his own. Holland wraps his arm under Allen's neck and it is tight…until it isn't, as Allen survives possibly thanks to the slippery blood. Allen remarkably rolls out and after the two jockey for position, Allen grabs hold of Holland's neck with his own rear-naked choke. Holland survives and also shucks off an armbar attempt, and this exciting and bloody round comes to a close.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Holland
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Holland
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Holland

Round 2

Allen charges forward to start the round, swinging punches with reckless abandon to close the distance. Holland backs off and throws a few low kicks, and then a stiff right hand comes over the top from Holland. Holland shoots in for a takedown and Allen immediately pulls for a guillotine choke, but Holland is not concerned and waits for his moment to pop his head out. He does so, and in full guard he pushes away an armbar attempt before Allen sets up a triangle choke. With his arm in the choke, Holland pushes out and regains position to get out of danger. It is not long before Allen throws his legs up again to vie for an arm lock before aiming for that triangle, and as Holland steps over, he throws a punch from his behind his back and clocks Allen right on the chin. Allen explodes out, and the position has changed dramatically, with Allen taking Holland's back before Holland rolls through. Content to take half guard, Allen drops down some elbows to try to open his opponent up too, and as he takes shots, Holland rolls over to try to escape. Allen capitalizes on that opportunity to latch on to Holland's back, and wraps his arm around Holland's neck for a rear-naked choke. This is tight, and as Holland tries to turn out, there is no escape, and he is forced to tap out. This is a statement-making win for Allen, who makes his debut in style by submitting a talented prospect in Holland.

The Official Result

Brendan Allen def. Kevin Holland R2 3:38 via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)

Court McGee vs. Sean Brady

Round 1

At welterweight, "The Ultimate Fighter: Season 11" winner McGee (19-8, 8-7 UFC) looks to start a new win streak as he meets unbeaten debutant Brady (10-0, 0-0 UFC). Drawing the assignment is referee Bryan Miner. We do not touch gloves, as McGee comes out with a kick and then charges forward with a few punches that makes Brady duck out of the way. McGee continues his forward pressure and clinches up with Brady, and chants for the Philadelphia native ring out in the Boston arena. They separate, and as they clash together, Brady catches a kick on the groin that pauses the action. After a few minutes off, Miner begins the action again, and the two men crash together and swarm each other with strikes. Brady evades a high kick and catches McGee flush with a left hook that drops McGee, and after he shakes the cobwebs out, "The Crusher" bounces back to his feet. McGee does show some damage on his head from the strikes, and he proceeds to eat a spinning back kick right in the midsection. McGee tries to counter, and as he throws a body kick, Brady catches it and blast McGee over the top with a right hand. McGee plods forward and Brady swings wildly, and he connects with a fierce one-two that backs McGee off briefly. The speed of Brady is flustering McGee, and he appears to be outlanding the Utah fighter by a nearly 3:1 clip. After absorbing some shots, McGee shoots in for a takedown, but Brady shucks it off and tags McGee with a left. Brady charges forward with punches, and the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Brady
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Brady
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Brady

Round 2

The second round begins with McGee pressing forward, and fakes to shoot in for a takedown that makes Brady bite on it. Brady composes himself and lands a solid right hand, before he lifts McKee up and takes him down. McGee gets right back up, so with his arms around his opponent's waist, Brady drags him back down. McGee scrambles and returns standing, before clinching up and aiming for a deep single leg takedown on Brady. They separate, and Brady tries to chain punches together before landing a stiff left hand that McGee walks right through en route to another takedown attempt. Brady stays strong and pushes his opponent away, but his pace has waned compared to the opening stanza. The two men trade jabs and leg kicks, and when McGee throws a naked leg kick, Brady counters over the top with a vicious left hand that McGee practically ignores. Brady darts in, lands a few strikes on the inside, and jumps backwards to avoid the counter. A combination from McGee lands that bloodies up the nose of the debuting fighter, so Brady winds up and cracks McGee with a left hand that wobbles the knees of the Utah fighter. McGee presses in one final time to get the takedown, but the round ends before he can get it done.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Brady
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Brady
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Brady

Round 3

The crowd is fully behind Brady, chanting his name to open the final round. McGee seizes on this to charge in with strikes, and pours on the pressure. Although he absorbs counter shots, The Crusher continues to walk his man down, landing shots and pressing into the clinch or pursuing a takedown. McGee catches a kick from Brady to try for a takedown, but Brady spins out and unleashes a two-hook combination that McGee takes right on the chin to no effect. McGee works the jab, and after a few left jabs, follows it up with a straight right hand that backs off Brady. The two men come together and trade leather, with Brady still throwing heavy shots that do not notably impact the incredibly durable McGee. McGee stalks Brady down, and leads with the jab before attempting another takedown, and Brady pushes him off. They come together with heavy left hands that both sound loudly, and then clock each other on the jaw repeatedly. McGee throws up a head kick that Brady block easily, and Brady charges forward with looping shots that McGee dodges. McGee shoots in for a takedown, and although he cannot hit it, he stifles the power shots from Brady momentarily. McGee wings a spinning wheel kick with seconds to go and catches Brady, and as McGee sprints forward to close the fight emphatically, the bout concludes and we go the distance. The judges may give us some interesting scorecards in this one, depending on how they evaluate the volume from McGee in the last two rounds.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 McGee (29-28 Brady)
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 McGee (29-28 Brady)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 McGee (29-28 Brady)

The Official Result

Sean Brady def. Court McGee via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Randy Costa vs. Boston Salmon

Round 1

The first fighter from the area is set to try to pick up a win against a man that holds the name of the city he is competing in, as Costa (4-1, 0-1 UFC) locks horns with Salmon (6-2, 0-1 UFC) at bantamweight. In charge of the Octagon is referee Herb Dean. Without touching gloves, we are right to it, as both men swing wildly to kick the fight off strong. Salmon throws a heavy body kick and uses it to press into a clinch, and after several seconds of inaction they break free. Costa cracks Salmon with a few strikes, and Salmon returns the favor. This is wild, and Salmon again shoots in to close the distance, but Costa pushes him off. A right hand straight down the pipe from Costa buckles the legs of Salmon, and although he survives the assault that comes from Costa after, he is on rubber legs as he backs away. Another two right hands split Salmon's guard and send Salmon crashing to the canvas, and after Costa lands a few more powerful uppercuts, Dean has seen enough as the crowd erupts. Although Salmon pulls himself back up to his feet, and briefly protests the stoppage, he is falling all over the place. You don't mess with "The Zohan" in Boston, as he picks up a win for the home crowd and his local team of Lauzon MMA.

The Official Result

Randy Costa def. Boston Salmon R1 2:15 via TKO (Punches)

Kyle Bochniak vs. Sean Woodson

Round 1

Massachusetts native Bochniak (8-4, 2-4 UFC) is up next, as he aims to keep his roster spot by becoming the first man to beat UFC newcomer Woodson (6-0, 0-0 UFC). The third man inside the cage is referee Steve Rita. There is a touch of gloves, and Bochniak immediately comes forward towards his much taller and lankier foe. Woodson backs off Bochniak quickly with a knee up the middle, and he starts to pump his left jab out there. Woodson swings his arms around to disrupt his opponent, only to send a left straight down the middle on Bochniak's chin. As Bochniak comes in, Woodson is ready for a counter, and switches stances back and forth constantly. The left jab from Woodson keeps Bochniak at bay, and when Bochniak gets in on him, Woodson ducks underneath a looping shot. The Boston native shoots in for a takedown and hits it, and after a scramble, Bochniak ends up taking Woodson's back. This does not last for long, as Woodson returns standing and breaks free momentarily. Intent on getting his man down, Bochniak drops down for a low single, but Woodson stands him up, so Bochniak opts to throw a few "old school" foot stomps before they break. A low leg kick from Woodson scores, and as Bochniak presses forward, Woodson clips Bochniak with a short left. A huge knee from Woodson tags Bochniak right on the chin, but Bochniak ignores it, so Woodson scores another. A third hammers Bochniak, and then a fourth, as Woodson looks surprisingly loose and comfortable in his promotional debut. Bochniak shoots in for a takedown to end the round but Woodson bucks him off, and the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Woodson
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Woodson
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Woodson

Round 2

Woodson starts the round off by clipping Bochniak with a few long punches, catching the shorter fighter on the end of his strikes. Bochniak responds with a takedown attempt, as he gets his arms around the waist of his adversary but cannot get him down. Woodson fights him off, so Bochniak drops down for a single leg takedown, but again Woodson pushes off and gets his distance. Long shots from Woodson connect to the body, so Bochniak again dives in for a single. The unbeaten fighter drops down a couple elbows on the side of his opponent's head as he defends the takedown, and again breaks free. Woodson leaps in the air with another knee, only this time Bochniak is wise to it as he dodges it. Woodson tees off from a distance, but cannot land that knee that he commits to once more. Not wanting to be on the bad end of a reach disadvantage, Bochniak shoots in for another takedown. A short counter shot from Woodson makes Bochniak nearly tumble to the canvas, but the Bostonian regains his composure as he chases the debutant down. Another single leg attempt is thwarted by Woodson, who then makes Bochniak pay with a few short shots while he stuffs the takedown. Bochniak switches to a body lock but he still cannot hit it, as the long legs of Woodson are keeping him upright. Bochniak whiffs with a massive right hand, and Woodson backs away to set up that winding right uppercut before dinging Bochniak on the chin with one more knee to conclude the round.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Woodson
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Woodson
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Woodson

Round 3

The last round sees Bochniak immediately shoot in for a single to get his man down, likely knowing he is down on the scorecards and has the best chance of victory on the ground. As Woodson spins out, Bochniak pushes forward for another attempt, but Woodson stays upright. Bochniak attempts a knee on the break, but Woodson is out of the way in time. Woodson stings the Boston fighter with a body kick, and the two men trade heavy leather as Bochniak lands flush several times. One more big knee from Woodson clips Bochniak on the chin, but he eats it like a sandwich and pushes through it. With his back consistently against the fence, Woodson is able to score effectively while landing shots. After landing a combination, he turns away to salute the crowd. Woodson cracks Bochniak with another knee, and again Bochniak has to walk through it and throw punches. As "Crash" crashes forward, a knee from Woodson comes up and hits him right on the jaw, but Bochniak sticks his tongue out at him like Frank Shamrock vs. Bas Rutten. A stern left hand from Woodson hurts Bochniak, but after a brief stagger, Bochniak recovers and continues to pour on the pressure. With a minute to go, Bochniak shoots in for a double, but cannot hit it so he switches to a single, and again Woodson stuffs it and darts away. Woodson stays loose with his punches, while avoiding the haymakers coming from Bochniak, all while sending a knee straight up the middle that seems to land almost every time. Yet another left knee blasts Bochniak on the chin, so he drops his hands, bites down on his mouthpiece and comes at his opponent guns blazing, but the horn sounds to end the fight. The crowd is not thrilled to see their fighter in Bochniak lose, but this was quite a performance for the debuting Woodson.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Woodson (30-27 Woodson)
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Woodson (30-27 Woodson)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Woodson (30-27 Woodson)

The Official Result

Sean Woodson def. Kyle Bochniak via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Molly McCann vs. Diana Belbita

Round 1

Have you ever wondered what happens when a meatball hits a princess in the face? Look no further than this women's flyweight matchup, as British brawler "Meatball" McCann (9-2, 2-1 UFC) tries to halt the momentum of "The Warrior Princess" Belbita (13-4, 0-0 UFC). Our referee is Bryan Miner. The two women opt not to touch gloves, as McCann throws a quick left hand over the top to start things off. She slams in another left hand, and Belbita counters so McCann backs off. Belbita cracks McCann on the chin, but the Brit shakes it off and charges forward with an uppercut that gets blocked. They clinch and trade knees, and then break off to throw long straight lefts. McCann tags Belbita with a right hand, and sends a looping left missile soaring over the head of her opponent. Belbita charges in with a body kick, ducks a counter, and clinches up to score an elbow before breaking. McCann's face is already showing some wear, although she appears undeterred as she swings heavily. They clinch up again, and each land a knee before separating. "Meatball" spins with a kick to the body, and Belbita eats it flush. The two trade, and as McCann causes some damage on Belbita's left eye, McCann waves her on. As Belbita presses forward, she tries to go for a takedown, but it is McCann who tries to pull for a choke as she falls to her back. She eats a shot on the ground, but manages to spring back to her feet. As she throws a kick, Belbita catches it and clinches up, but McCann pushes them away. A few low kicks from McCann find their home, until the Brit shoots in for a double and scores it, where she lands immediately in side control. Belbita explodes to her feet, so as they are against the fence, McCann sets up a standing arm-triangle choke and drags Belbita back down. Belbita survives and gets back up, and the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 McCann
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 McCann
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 McCann

Round 2

We clinch up to start off the second frame, and McCann throws a knee on the break. As we clinch up again, McCann briefly seeks out a double leg takedown, but she cannot get it so Belbita makes her pay with a sharp elbow. The two swing and break out of the clinch, where in the center of the Octagon they throw heavily. Although they clinch, McCann throws her off before shooting in for a double that she scores, and the Brit again lands in side control. Belbita springs back to her feet, and like the last round, McCann looks for that standing arm-triangle choke again. Belbita grabs the fence repeatedly, and after several warnings, Miner takes one point away from Belbita. Restarting in the same position, Miner handles it properly, and McCann pursues that arm-triangle even harder. Kicking off the fence, she falls to her back and Belbita slips out of the choke, and drops down some heavy punches until McCann bursts to her feet. McCann keeps her foot on the gas and gets Belbita back down, and takes the Romanian's back. Searching for the choke, Belbita breaks free but is on her back and mounted. McCann rains down vicious ground-and-pound in the form of powerful elbows and punches. Belbita tries to kick off the fence, and McCann takes side control again as she rains down shots. The Brit hammers her opponent with punch after punch, but Belbita grits it out and stands back up, only to get taken back down again. McCann slips off and takes a deep breath, so Belbita tries to unleash her own assault before McCann gets back up. The horn sounds as McCann is swinging wildly.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-7 McCann
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-7 McCann
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-8 McCann

Round 3

The round begins with Belbita swinging with reckless abandon, but she does not connect flush on her opponent. McCann swings with a spinning back fist, and Belbita dodges the brunt of it and counters effectively. A right hand from McCann scores, and the pace has waned significantly after the massive energy expenditure from the last stanza. As Belbita chains several strikes together, McCann absorbs them without issue and tries to respond with an uppercut that does not land flush. "Meatball" leaps forward with a left hand, and then another as Belbita blocks the attack. An uppercut from McCann backs off Belbita and bloodies her up a little more, so the Brit follows it up with a left and then a right hand that makes Belbita fall backwards. McCann sits down on another left hook as she evades a few low kicks, so Belbita throws a left of her own to even the score. McCann jumps in the air with a knee that lands on Belbita's armpit, and she uses the forward pressure to try to take Belbita down with seconds remaining. Belbita spins out, and dodges a wild shot from McCann, and time expires. McCann goes to shake her opponent's hand, but Belbita does not appear to take note or is not interested.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 McCann (30-25 McCann)
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 McCann (30-25 McCann)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 McCann (30-26 McCann)

The Official Result

Molly McCann def. Diana Belbita via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Charles Rosa vs. Manny Bermudez

Round 1

To headline the prelims, we are treated to an all-Massachusetts showdown as Rosa (11-3, 2-3 UFC) attempts to bounce back from his first stoppage loss against submission magician Bermudez (14-1, 3-1 UFC). As you would expect from a fighter from the area, Rosa walks out to "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" by the Dropkick Murphys much to the delight of the crowd. As Bermudez missed weight by two pounds, the referee for this 148-pound catchweight affair is Kevin MacDonald. The two men somewhat touch gloves, but Rosa is more interested in throwing out a side kick. "The Bermudez Triangle" walks his opponent down quickly, charging in with a hook to the body before catching a kick from Rosa and throwing him down. Bermudez slices down with an elbow, so Rosa recovers position and puts up a high guard on his submission-savvy adversary. Rosa throws his legs up either to land a heel strike which is illegal, or put up a half-hearted triangle setup, but regardless of his intent, Bermudez pushes through and takes side control briefly as he rains down punches. Back to guard, Rosa searches for an armbar to stop Bermudez from throwing punches on top, but Bermudez practically ignores it as he throws more punches. As Bermudez gets more reckless, Rosa puts his legs up to secure a sneaky armbar and calmly locks it up, and shockingly, Bermudez shouts out to verbally tap so MacDonald stops the fight. "Boston Strong" becomes the first fighter to ever finish Bermudez, and Rosa Wins by Submission was a remarkable +800 on the betting lines.

The Official Result

Charles Rosa def. Manny Bermudez R1 2:46 via Submission (Armbar)

Deron Winn vs. Darren Stewart

Round 1

Kicking off the main card is another catchweight bout, this time at 189 pounds, as Winn (6-0, 1-0 UFC) tries to keep his unblemished record intact after missing weight against Britain's Stewart (10-4, 1 NC; 3-4, 1 NC UFC) despite missing weight. Serving as our referee is Steve Rita. After a quick touch of gloves, Stewart darts backwards and stays on the outside to avoid the grappling of the powerful wrestler. He is unable to stay away for long, as Winn shoots in for a hard double leg takedown before switching to a single, and Stewart stays tall and cracks Winn on the chin with an elbow. Winn stays tight and lifts Stewart up and plants him down, landing in his opponent's guard. Stewart throws his legs up to hopefully emulate the success from the previous fight, and pursues a triangle before looking for an armbar, and the smaller stature and shorter limbs of Winn allow him to escape without issue. As Stewart gets back to his feet, Winn backs away only to charge in like a bull, and hits a takedown once again. The Brit again struggles to get back to his feet, and gives up his back in the process, all while eating a few short and powerful punches from Winn. Stewart stands back up and Winn belts him with a couple left hands, but the short elbows from Stewart score repeatedly until Winn gets tired of eating them, and he takes Stewart back down in the middle of the cage. "The Dentist" throws a fierce elbow from his back, possibly cutting Winn open, and Winn drops down punches until the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Winn
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Winn
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Winn

Round 2

The second stanza opens with Stewart light on his feet, hopping back and forth while sticking the left jab out there. Winn shoots in heavy and Stewart bucks him off, and the two circle one another. A kick from Stewart lands loudly on the cup of Winn, and the action halts. We resume after a break of less than a minute, with Winn immediately shooting in on his adversary. Stewart throws a heavy elbow with his back on the fence, and Winn pulls back and nails a double to put Stewart on the canvas. Stewart turns away to stand up, giving up his back and ignoring a potential choke opportunity from Winn and getting to his feet. Stewart lands a few shots including a powerful right hand, and Winn tries to get the fight down again but Stewart shucks him off. Stewart blitzes forward with a lunging right, and then he sits down on two hooks that Winn takes right on the chin. Winn tries to crash in with punches and land a takedown, but Stewart pushes him off. The wrestler abandons a setup with strikes and simply runs at his opponent, and grabs hold of Stewart's left leg to pull him down. The Brit springs right back to his feet, but is stuck with his back against the fence as Winn fishes for the other leg. In the clinch, Winn tries to fire a few uppercuts, and Stewart cracks Winn with a knee to force the break. A right hand from The Dentist with seconds remaining sends Winn falling backwards, but the horn sounds before anything else can come from it.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Stewart
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Stewart
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Stewart

Round 3

Like the last round, Stewart comes out fresh, working angles and taking and feinting his way in. On the other side, Winn has slowed his movement, and appears to be more flat footed while searching for the takedown consistently. An early attempt from Winn is tossed aside, and Stewart walks him down and throws a right hand that just misses. Winn fires back with a big hook to back away Stewart, but the Brit puts his put on the pedal again and sets up a few serious punch combinations starting with left jabs. The Dentist snaps Winn's head back with a jab, so Winn wings a right hand that Stewart narrowly avoids. While jockeying for position, Stewart hits a takedown and gets Winn down, as Winn takes several deep breaths. Winn tries to reverse the position, and after taking a few stern punches, he puts Stewart on his back. Stewart throws another powerful elbow on his back like the one that cut Winn in the first, so Winn tries to stay busy by loading up on punches. Stewart slowly walks back to his feet, but Winn does not let him off the hook as he lifts Stewart in the air and slams him down. Wrapped around Stewart's back, Winn is not relenting, until Stewart gets back up and shoves him off. The two trade leather in the center of the cage, but Stewart comes out the better of the exchanges as he blasts Winn with a few right hands. As Winn goes for one final takedown, Stewart pulls guard to set up a guillotine choke, but the final horn sounds and the fight is over. This last round could be a coin flip depending on what you score more highly, and we are likely in for a decision that will make someone upset before it is all over.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Stewart (29-28 Stewart)
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Winn (29-28 Winn)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Stewart (29-28 Stewart)

The Official Result

Darren Stewart def. Deron Winn via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Maycee Barber vs. Gillian Robertson

Round 1

The second of two 125-pound bouts tonight is up next, as Barber (7-0, 2-0 UFC) puts her unbeaten record on the line against the winningest women's flyweight Robertson (7-3, 4-1 UFC). Assigned to this contest is referee Gary Forman. The two women do not touch gloves, and Robertson starts in with a front kick that falls short. Barber looks to counter with a few punches, and loads up on a right hand that misses the mark. Robertson circles away and throws a low kick, while Barber stalks her down and tries to punch her way in. Robertson ducks down and throws a shot, and follows that with a knee while Barber looks to dodge. A high kick from Robertson does not connect, so Barber chases her down and lands a hard right. The Canadian pulls guard to force Barber to grapple with her, and Barber stands up but is stuck in the clinch with Robertson. "The Savage" tries to set up a body lock takedown, and she bails on it to try for a single, but Barber stands strong and breaks away. Barber swarms and hurts Robertson with looping punches, and she cracks Robertson with repeated lefts and rights before hammering home a left elbow. Another two massive elbows land from Barber, and she pours it on with punch after winging punch until Forman calls the fight. Some might consider the stoppage a bit premature, as Robertson was eating shots but swinging back, and not out on her feet or heavily damaged. Regardless of the opinion on the stoppage, "The Future" remains undefeated and picks up a huge win in the first round. As was anticipated in the pre-fight lead-up, Barber uses her moment to call out flyweight contender and recent Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model Paige VanZant.

The Official Result

Maycee Barber def. Gillian Robertson R1 3:04 via TKO (Punches)

Joe Lauzon vs. Jonathan Pearce

Round 1

Hometown favorite Lauzon (27-15, 14-12 UFC) is up next, as he tries to break up the longest losing streak of his career against Dana White's Contender Series signee Pearce (9-3, 0-0 UFC). The referee for this lightweight showdown is Herb Dean, and the crowd is electric for Lauzon. We touch gloves, and are underway. Lauzon immediately presses the action, and Pearce punches his way out of danger. Lauzon leads with a left, and the two men trade leather right in the center of the cage. Lauzon hurts Pearce with a few punches, and then a serious right that shakes Pearce up. Lauzon pursues a body lock takedown and gets him down, locking up Pearce's right arm with a half nelson to pound away on the unguarded face of his opponent. Lauzon lands right after right, and Dean is close to stopping the action. A few more powerful punches bust up the face of Pearce, and this is it! "J-Lau" gets the stoppage he was looking for and takes home the win, and the roof is about to blow off. Lauzon MMA is undefeated at 2-0 in Boston tonight, and this is Joe Lauzon's house. Lauzon is now 14-1 with 14 finishes when competing in Massachusetts, and this might not be the end of Lauzon and his thrilling career.

The Official Result

Joe Lauzon def. Jonathan Pearce R1 1:33 via TKO (Punches)

Greg Hardy vs. Ben Sosoli

Round 1

A pair of heavyweight knockout artists are about to come to blows, as Hardy (5-1, 2-1 UFC) collides with Australian Sosoli (7-2, 1 NC; 0-0 UFC). The two men have 11 knockout wins in their combined 12 victories, and taking charge of this 528.5-pound potential slugfest is referee Bryan Miner. There is a touch of gloves, and Sosoli backs up to set up the jab. Hardy throws a leg kick, and Sosoli counters with a left hook, and then does again when Hardy throws another. Hardy fires a head kick up top, and Sosoli blocks it and leaps forward with punches, but Hardy ducks out of the way in time. Sosoli ducks down to throw a body kick, and then chases Hardy down with punches that Hardy evades without issue. The Aussie throws a leg kick and then a big overhand left, but whiffs, so he continues to chase Hardy with punches. A heavy inside leg kick gets in on Sosoli, who stumbles but remains upright. Hardy tags Sosoli with a jab, and as he flicks more out there, Sosoli shoots in from a distance for a takedown but Hardy is nowhere near the attempt. Sosoli throws several looping shots that miss, but he digs in a body shot. Hardy hurts Sosoli with a right hand, but Sosoli walks through it and takes a leg kick for his troubles. Hardy hammers the lead leg with another heavy kick, and as Sosoli blitzes in, Hardy meets him with a few sharp uppercuts that make Sosoli check his right eye for damage. The American scores a straight left to the body, and there does appear to be some damage under Sosoli's right eye. Sosoli swings and misses, although he barely catches Hardy on the end of a left hand. Hardy stings Sosoli with a right, and then snaps a couple right straights out that irritate the Aussie. Hardy dances around on the outside to conclude the round, and the crowd is not thrilled.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Hardy
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Hardy
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Hardy

Round 2

Between rounds, we find that Sosoli took an eye poke that was not caught, but as the moment has passed, the second frame begins with Sosoli trying to close the distance on the American. Hardy throws a leg kick on the outside that lands flush on the knee, and Sosoli tries to counter but is nowhere near the target. Sosoli charges in to throw punches, but Hardy shoves him off to avoid any damage. Another leg kicks scores for Hardy, and Sosoli attempts to reply with a looping right hand but Hardy backs away to avoid the strike. Sinking in a heavy body kick, Hardy keeps his distance with jabs while Sosoli cannot get anything of note going, and the crowd is letting these two men have it. They clash together and Hardy catches Sosoli with another leg kick, and Sosoli protests to the referee, possibly due to an eye poke, but Miner does not see it so we move forward. The pace has slowed dramatically, as Sosoli plods forward but is unable to find his range. As Sosoli swings wildly, Hardy sticks the jab out there and halts the aggression of Sosoli momentarily. Sosoli throws with everything he has but cannot land flush, as Hardy moves away when Sosoli bull-rushes him. Hardy sticks his tongue out as the crowd rains down a loud wave of boos, and the horn sounds.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Hardy
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Hardy
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Hardy

Round 3

In his corner, Hardy was inexplicably allowed to use his inhaler, which is generally strictly prohibited. The commentary booth and many watching the fights are blown away, and keep your eyes peeled for the post-fight evaluation of this conduct. The third round begins with more of the same from the first two rounds, as Sosoli unsuccessfully leaps in and Hardy dances out of the way. Sosoli manages to catch Hardy with a right hand, and he walks through leg kicks while landing a few punches coming in. The crowd is roaring their disapproval for the fight, as Sosoli takes a leg kick and falls down. Hardy runs toward his opponent to throw a few punches as he looks for a late stoppage, but Sosoli stands up and avoids the attack. Sosoli tags Hardy to the body and then to the head, and the crowd is elated at this activity, and cheers for the Aussie as he charges forward and misses. The round and fight ends, and the crowd is incensed. This is not a fight worth re-watching.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Sosoli (29-28 Hardy)
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Sosoli (29-28 Hardy)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Hardy (30-27 Hardy)

The Official Result

Greg Hardy def. Ben Sosoli via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

After the night concluded, the commission stated that the inspector that cleared Hardy to use his inhaler did not have the authority to do so, and the fight has now been overturned to a no-contest.

Jeremy Stephens vs. Yair Rodriguez

Round 1

We are now treated to a rematch of the main event from UFC Mexico City in September, which tragically ended due to an eye poke within 15 seconds. Rodriguez (12-2, 1 NC; 7-1, 1 NC UFC) is ready to run it back with Stephens (28-16, 1 NC; 16-15, 1 NC UFC), and tensions are high. Trying to keep a lid on this featherweight tilt is referee Kevin MacDonald. There is no touch of the gloves of any kind, as Rodriguez leaps through the air with a flying head kick that clanks off the dome of Stephens. Stephens wings back some angry punches, and the two trade for a moment with bad intentions. Rodriguez clinches up and pushes Stephens against the cage, and Stephens throws a knee to the body, so Rodriguez retaliates with one of his own. The crowd has started to chant "U.S.A." to root on their home country fighter, and as they break apart, Rodriguez lands a powerful elbows over the top. "El Pantera" throws a wild spinning wheel kick that is nowhere near the mark, but he regains position and throws several heavy kicks on both legs. A few body kicks are finding their home on Stephens' midsection, and they are adding up quick. Stephens fires back with everything he has in the form of right hands, but Rodriguez keeps his distance with effective kicks. Another body kick digs in for Rodriguez, and Stephens has lowered his right hand to defend this specific attack. Stephens ducks down possibly for a takedown, but after a little clinch fighting, the two separate. Rodriguez chooses to crash forward into the clinch again, landing a knee up the middle to get there. As Rodriguez slaps a low kick, Stephens rips a right hand to the body of his opponent. The Mexican pulls off a jumping switch kick that catches Stephens flush, but Stephens walks through it. As Stephens presses forward, Rodriguez drops him with a left jab, but cannot take advantage of his grounded adversary as Stephens returns to his feet. Two more kicks get off from Rodriguez, as Stephens chases him around and motions an obscene gesture to end the round.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Rodriguez
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Rodriguez
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Rodriguez

Round 2

Rodriguez opens up round two with a spinning kick, but Stephens is able to get up his guard on time. The Mexican fighter then whips a head kick up top, but it is the body kick that follows that does serious damage and makes Stephens buckle over. As Stephens stumbles backwards, Rodriguez swarms him with punches, throwing everything he has into his punches. Stephens defends himself by pursuing a takedown, but Rodriguez is relentless with punches. "Lil' Heathen" is able to survive the assault by going after low takedowns, but Rodriguez walks over it and lands long punches. On his back, Stephens eats wild hammerfists but begins to throw punches while on his back. Rodriguez latches on a brabo choke, and Stephens is trying to roll out of it and survives the submission attempt but is still in grave danger. With pure willpower, Stephens stands back up and unleashes the hardest punches he can possibly throw on Rodriguez. Rodriguez dodges and weaves out of the way of most of these shots, and as Rodriguez catches Stephens to the body again with a kick, Stephens wraps Rodriguez and tries to take him down. Rodriguez rolls through to try to get out of the position but ends up on his back, with Stephens on top raining down punches. El Pantera throws up his legs to search for a triangle choke, and Stephens is not out of the woods yet. In more of a leg scissor choke than a triangle, Stephens breaks the posture and grinds his elbow on his opponent's face as Rodriguez is warned for grabbing the cage. Rodriguez gradually stands up, and Stephens punishes him with a salvo of punches. The Mexican eats several more shots as he finally gets to his feet, and whips a body kick out that backs away Stephens as this crazy round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Rodriguez
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Rodriguez
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Rodriguez

Round 3

Stephens comes out threatening with big shots, and as Rodriguez throws a kick out to back him off, he catches Stephens in the groin with a kick. Stephens calls the ref off so that he can charge at Rodriguez, and he slings looping shots that score on Rodriguez and get the crowd amped up. Rodriguez tries to keep his distance with leg kicks, and Stephens catches him on the end of a right hand that Rodriguez wears well. Suddenly, Stephens drops for a double leg takedown and gets Rodriguez down, and although Rodriguez gets back up, Stephens makes sure to score with several punches on his way up. The two separate, but not for long, as Stephens rushes in to secure another takedown and lands in Rodriguez' guard. Rodriguez attempts to utilize a rubber guard to get hold of Stephens' neck, but Stephens pushes the leg off and tries to get his ground-and-pound going. It is quite unfortunate that this fight is only three rounds instead of five, as Stephens sits on top in half guard while throwing punches from above. Stephens continues to mount offense on top in the form of numerous left hands, and the American then decides to drop down elbows that get heavier the more he throws. A huge left hand from Stephens scores as he stands up and dives down to land it, and after some more thudding strikes, the fight is now over. In a display of great sportsmanship, the two embrace, both thrilled with their performances.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Stephens (29-28 Rodriguez)
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Stephens (29-28 Rodriguez)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-8 Stephens (28-28 Draw)

The Official Result

Yair Rodriguez def. Jeremy Stephens via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Chris Weidman vs. Dominick Reyes

Round 1

In our headlining attraction, Reyes (11-0, 5-0 UFC) will simultaneously try to keep his undefeated record together, make a case for a title shot and welcome former middleweight king Weidman (14-4, 10-4 UFC) to the light heavyweight division. Although Weidman walks out to his classic of "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty, not to be outshined, Reyes utilizes mid-90s anthem "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan. For our final fight of the night, the referee will be Herb Dean, and we are underway! The two touch gloves, and Reyes immediately opens with a kick. Weidman changes levels instantly and drags Reyes to the canvas, and as Reyes gets back up, Weidman stays on him like glue. Reyes tries to defend himself by bouncing on his heels to drag Weidman's hands against the fence like a cheese grater, but Weidman ignores it. As they break, neither lands a strike, concerned with committing on anything. Weidman comes forward and looks to close the distance, and as Reyes backs away, a piston-like left hand connects and drops Weidman. On his back, Weidman tries to kick out and defend himself, so the Californian seals the deal with several hammerfists that shut Weidman's lights out briefly. This is a massive win for Reyes, who very well may have punched his ticket for a light heavyweight title shot with that performance. It is also quite unfortunate for Weidman, who has lost five of his last six, with all five coming by knockout. In his post-fight interview, Reyes is gracious in victory and respectfully asks for a matchup with divisional king Jon Jones.

The Official Result

Dominick Reyes def. Chris Weidman R1 1:43 via TKO (Punches)
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