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# 3 Rafael Dos Anjos (170.4 lbs.) Against Kevin Lee.
# 12 Antonio Carlos Junior (185.6 lbs.) Against Ian Heinisch (185.6 lbs.)
] Megan Anderson (145.8 lbs.) Against Felicia Spencer.
# 15 Vicente Luque (170 lbs.) Vs Derrick Krantz (192.9 lbs.)
# 15 Charles Oliveira (154.2 lbs.) Vs Nik Lentz
Davi Ramos (156 lbs.) Mod Austin Hubbard
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# 6 Aspen Ladd (135.4 lbs.) Vs # 15 Sijara Eubanks (134.8 lbs.))
Desmond Green (155.2 lbs.) Mod Charles Jourdain
Danny Roberts (170.6 lbs.) Mod Michel Pereira
Michael Trizano (145.6 lbs.) Vs Grant Dawson
Patrick Cummins (205.2 lbs.) Against Ed Herman (206 lbs.)
Zak Cummings (1
Julio Arce (145.6 lbs.) Vs. Julian Erosa (146 lbs.)
Hello everyone and welcome to 411manias LIVE coverage of the UFC on ESP N + 10, I am Robert Winfree and I will be your host for the evening, relaying all actions to you, just as I see it. The UFC makes their first trip to Rochester tonight and they have brought a decent if somewhat unspectacular card. The main event is pretty darn great, as former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will welcome Kevin Lee to the welterweight division. We lost the most important event earlier this week when Neil Magny failed a drug test he had to fight for Vicente Luque, now facing Derrick Krantz in a lower position on the card. But good old shoe face, Antonio Carlos Junior, is back in action after just over a year out toward the rising Ian Heinisch. Nik Lentz and Charles Oliveira will fight for a third time because. . . reasons I guess. But as with all the little sharp cards on paper, they have the potential to be great in practice, so let's hope for it.
UFC on ESPN + 10 comes to the world from the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York, USA. On comments we have Brendan Fitzgerald together with Paul Felder, we also have Trevor Wittman for occasional, and Laura Sanko handles reporting tasks. Regarding the rules, we are under the new rules, so you need both palms or fists flat on the mat to be viewed downwards (or a knee of course), stretching your fingers against your opponent is an accident regardless of contact made , and language about scoring are clearer as well as encouraging more 10-8 scores. There will also be a need for immediate rendering for combat sequences, if needed, even if the game is used once, the match cannot be restarted.
Julio Arce comes out of his first loss in the UFC when he dropped a split decision to Sheymon Moraes, now he tries to get back on track and avoid his first UFC tapestry. Julian Erosa has gone 0-2 in his second UFC stint, and he tries to avoid the dreaded 0-3 slide that will likely see him starting from the promotion for another time. The odds are with Arce at -800 against +550 for Erosa.
Weight Weight Bolt: Julio Arce (15-3, 145.6 lbs.) Vs Julian Erosa (22-7, 146 lbs.) 19659003] ROUND ET: Erosa is six inches higher with a four and a half inch range. They touch gloves, Arce is fighting southpaw. Erosa shows her hands, but just tries to get a reaction out of Arce. Arce stalks forward, mostly trying to find his way to close distance. And "woo's" has started, so if you took the first match for that prop-bet, you have to pay it. They came close and acted, Arce landed a pretty decent left hook before they parted. Both men still struggle a little with the row, and Erosa lands a leg kick. Arce lands a jab so they both land glancing lefts. They work for the body and then cut it, Erosa gets Arce on the fence. Erosa slips free. Stiff jab from Arce and Erosa lands an uppercut. A two from Arce country. Erosa lands a bit of a main park and avoids the counters. Arce lands a separate main park. Arce catches a kick and drops Erosa with a left, almost jumps to the ground with him, but Erosa raises him and regains his feet as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Arce but could go either  ROUND TO: They touch gloves for the second round. Arce swings early, trying to force a fight this round. Hard right hook near Arce lands, Erosa does some attitude links, but he's still upright. Arce lands a leg kick and strokes in close, Erosa burns back however. A bit of a high kick from Arce lands. Arce lands a bit of a left. A few front kicks to the body from Arce. Erosa lands an inner leg park. They cut up, Arce gets Erosa on the fence and then pulls free. Arce's crime is finding the target much more often, letting Erosa emerge and avoiding loopy hooks then countering. Erosa lands a court, and Arce lands to the body and then leads with counters. Arce lands a calf park. Erosa tries a takedown, Arce defends and lands a few strokes. More in front of the kick from Arce saw a few promises. Erosy hops for a knee, Arce dresses him so they break.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Arce, 20-18 Arce overall
ROUND THREE: They touch gloves for the last round. Both men land close, we get a bit of a fight and they act in the head. Erosa starts to get his jab started, Arce lands one just left. Erosa lands a straight hook, Arce lands his own right. There is much forward pressure from Erosa, he goes into the left to the body and then a left hook to the head. They act jabs, Arce lands a main kick after blocking one who just ends Erosa.
OFFICIAL RESULTS: † WINNER – Julio Arce via KO, main kick, 1:49 of round 3
Final Round Finish Club thanks Mr Arce for his work tonight . Mic time for Arce, he says getting his first KO in the UFC feels unreal and thanks his coach for all their work. He is talking about being patient and finding the consistent opening on that side of the body. Asked who is next, he says he will move up and fight, anyone who is free can call his name.
Here is the finish. Being able to kick on the same page that you just hit is a big asset, Arce used what was left to put that big kick on the same side, and Erosa never really kicked.
Zak Cummings won his last match when he moved to middleweight for the first time in his UFC race, now he will build on it and start a legitimate race in the division. Trevin Giles is unbeaten, including two successful UFC battles, he strives to remain perfect and take a proven UFC veteran in Cummings. Giles hasn't been fighting for nearly two years, so he hopes to finish this layoff with a win. Despite the layout, Giles is the -180 favorite for a +150 payout to Cummings.
Medium Weight Bolt: Bag Cummings (22-6, 185.8 lbs.) Mod Trevin Giles (11-0, 185 lbs.)  ROUND ET: These two are at the same height, while Cummings has a range of Giles. They touch gloves, Cummings is fighting southpaw. Both men kind of pawing with the main hand, Giles lands a front shot to the body. Cummings does something by changing now and looking for an angle. They act within leg kicking, Cummings takes an arm and swings a stroke that misses. Cummings fall slightly short with a left. Giles is starting to get his jab to work as they move around in the cage. Jab from Giles, Cummings lands a heavy body park. Giles jumps to avoid a kick and avoids almost a stroke. They act closely, Cummings bleeds just a little around his right eye. Cummings with another body play. Giles takes a moment to "woo" with the audience, and Cummings lands a leg kick. They cut up, Giles lands a couple of knees. Cummings lands a knee, Giles puts Cummings on the fence and lands a few knees as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Giles but a close
ROUND TWO: That cut on Cummings is just above the right eye, but under eyebrows it's not a good place, but it's not a bad piece, even if it bears to look. They touch gloves for the second round. Giles lands a court. Another straight from Giles, Cummings lands an inside leg park. Cummings fall short with some strokes. A bit of a right from Giles, Cummings burns back with his own right hook. Cummings hardly avoids a right-handed brown and has to circulate for a moment. They trade power handles, so Cummings lands an inner leg kick. They act kicks again, this time Cummings took a set of lights so he gets up to five minutes to recover. Replay confirms the kick to the crotch, and Cummings goes off fast and we're back to fight. Giles apologize and we are back to action. Giles gets his jab to work now, Cummings lands a leg kick and then a body play, but he bleeds from the nose bridge. Right from Giles lands and they cut into the open space. They break without incident. Another clinch, Cummings with knees to the body this time, when they hit the fence. Cummings tries for a ride, Giles keeps upright as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Giles, 20-18 Giles collected, but both have been close
ROUND THREE: Bit of a notch left from Giles to get the round going. Cummings lands a bone park, he tries to get Giles to the fence now. A bit of a left from Cummings after he took a couple of jabs. Giles lands a left hook. Cummings avoids an uppercut, so Giles lands a jab. Cummings land an upper hand left. Hopping body park from Cummings and he is trying a takedown can't get it, but they are clinched so Giles slips free and separates. Giles lands just after kicking a kick. Both cuts on Cummings bleed again, Giles lands a left hook. Cummings try a few kicks, but eat a counter combination. Giles moves well and counteracts. Short from Cummings then land a leg kick. They act power handles, but it is Giles who goes down, Cummings takes a guillotine in transition and jumps vaguely with it. Cummings keeps nonsense, Giles tries to pass on the wrong side and wins out by tapping.
OFFICIAL RESULTS: † WINNER – Zak Cummings by submission, guillotine chilling at 4:01 of 3rd round
Final Round Finish Club thanks Mr Cummings for his work in evening. Mic's time for Cummings, he transfers Giles as an opponent and saw the opening after rocking Giles. He tells us through the finish, jokes that you can't train that it's just something you need in you.
Cummings is able to show his head even though he takes the punch Giles doesn't get the head of the midline and the counter from Cummings drops him. On the mat, it is a fairly typical guillotine, Giles tries to defend himself by passing to the wrong side and probably tightens the choke a little longer and contributes to the finish.
"Take a little to give a big one." –@ ZakCummings lander 🔨 #UFCRochester pic.twitter.com/KdqgjTZ9GZ
- ESPN MMA (@espnmma) May 18, 2019
Patrick Cummins has only gone 2-4 in his last six games and is on his second two game losing streak during that time. Cummins are trying to break that strip and avoid the dreaded three fight losing the streak. Ed Herman is on a three-game losing streak, in fact he is only 1-4 in his last five matches. Herman has been with the UFC for almost thirteen years, and if he wants to do any kind of movement in the division, he cannot afford a fourth consecutive loss here. Cummins is -250 favorite against +200 for Herman.
Light Heavy Ball: Patrick Cummins (10-6, 205.2 lbs.) Mod Ed Herman (23-14 1 NC, 206 lbs.)
RUND ONE: Cummins is half an inch higher, while Herman has a half-inch range. They touch gloves to get things started. Both men cycle a little and they act jabs. More jabs, neither man has anything approaching defense yet. Jabs from Cummins. Herman defends a knee pressure test, but eats a right hook while doing so. Another one from Cummins lands Herman a dish. They collide on rights, Cummins bleeds from the nose, I think. Cummins lands a body kick and they act after it. Play kick from Cummins, then get a single leg, but Herman kicks him upright and is back before Cummins can get top position. Left hooks from Cummins support Herman. They squeeze and Herman badly angles Cummins with a knee and pumps him out to the food.
OFFICIAL RESULTS: † WINNER - Ed Herman via TKO, knee and stroke at 3:39 by round 1
First Round Finish Club thanks Mr Herman for his work tonight. They would also like to turn to the one who caused the flat tires on their rental car and note that retaliation will be forthcoming. At least it ended in the first time Herman gets mic time. He says he has to be hit to wake up in a fight and over Cummins to hit him, thanks to his family and coaches. He says he will be in UFC video games, he has been in the UFC for 13 years and has not been in any of them, he just wants his son to play him in the game. Speaking through the poll, he notes that his knees become his best weapon and notes that when a good knee lands clean, there is not much you can do about it.
Nothing special here, just a solid knee in a fast-paced Thai style clinch that hit Cummin's temple and robbed him of his balance. Herman knows enough to follow up, and that's all she wrote.
- ESPN MMA @ May 18, 2019
Mike Trizano is undefeated with two victories in the UFC, which includes winning the 27th season of the TUF, now he seems to be moving beyond the TUF stage and proving himself against the UFC rank and file. Grant Dawson won his UFC debut earlier this year, as he passed Julian Erosa, now he is seeking to expand a total of four battle-winning strikes. Odds lean against Dawson at -160, while Trizano sits at +140.
Weight: Michael Trizano (8-0, 145.6 lbs.) Vs Grant Dawson (13-1, 145.8 lbs.)
] ROUND ET: Trizano is one inch higher, while Dawson has an empty range on him. They touch gloves and then come to work. Trizano shoots jabs and a twos quickly seeks to find the target. Dawson reaches a double leg, they cut up and Trizano puts Dawson on the fence. They jockey for position, Dawson has Trizano on the fence and is looking to bring this to the mat. Trizano does a good job of avoiding excursions or harvesting, so it is possible to spin free and separate. Both men are working now, Dawson lands a leg kick. Trizano lands a right so one left to the body. A bit of a main park from Dawson, they are back to jabbing at each other. Several jabs, Dawson has suffered damage around his right eye, but he gets a takedown along the fence. Trizano looks like walls, he's upright, but Dawson moves to the back. Dawson lands a knee as they get their chest to their chest. Trizano avoids a sweep and is able to separate. Dawson with some legs kicking, Trizano lands a jab. Another stabbing jab from Trizano as Dawson dives into the clinch and Trizano pushes him into the fence. There is blood now from Dawson's right eye. Knees from Dawson as he spins Trizano, he tries another trip and finally gets Trizano down and lands in side control. This is where the round will end.
SCORECARD: 10-10 DRAW
ROUND TO: Cutting Dawson is very close to the eyelid, it's a bad place. Both men show jabs again, Trizano lands more. The jabs from Trizano are money and Dawson beats tight and gets a clip and then a full mount trip. Trizano gives his back, Dawson is after choke, but Trizano defends. Dawson is working to merge Trizano and land a few promises. Another choke attempt by Dawson, Trizano will be pressing when Dawson gets a body triangle and keeps the pressure rising.
OFFICIAL RESULTS: † WINNER - Grant Dawson via submission, behind naked choking at 2:27 by round 2
Dawson gets some time he jokes that he went Fifteen minutes in his last match and hating it, then Trizano sets as a worthy opponent. Asked what or who he would like next, he says he just wants to fight in August and doesn't care who it is.
- ESPN MMA (@espnmma) 18. May 2019
Danny Roberts has gone 3-2 in his last five matches, but he's out of a loss for Claudio Silva, now he tries to avoid his first lost line. Michel Pereira makes his UFC debut at the back of a two-stroke strike he is seeking to make an immediate impact by taking a recognized prospect in Roberts. The odds are with Roberts at -250 against +200 for Pereira.
Welterweight Bout: Danny Roberts (16-4, 170.6 lbs.) Mod Michel Pereira (22-9 2 NC, 170.6 lbs.)
ROUNDED EN: These two are at the same height, while Roberts is one inch higher. They touch gloves, Pereira shifts while Roberts prefers southpaw. Pereira lands a court that stags Roberts, but he can't follow up until Roberts gets his legs under him. Another from Pereira, he takes time to attack these attacks to counter any movement from Roberts. Missed rolling thunder from Pereira. Front kick from Pereira hurts Roberts a little in the body. Roberts seems a little confused by Pereira's inequalities that land a flying knee and then a straight right to knock Roberts out cold.
OFFICIAL RESULTS: † WINNER - Michel Pereira via KO, knee and stroke, at 1:47 by round 1
First round Finish Club thanks Mr Pereira for his work tonight. It's a huge way to debut in the UFC. Pereira certainly gets an interview after that with a translator, he thanks the UFC and the fans and promises more excitement in the future.
Roberts is paralyzed by this and has already been rocket, here Pereira waits until Roberts moves to close range or jab and then throws a flying knee that angles Roberts, then puts a quirky straight to the jaw down and out .
The flying knee was only an appetizer for KO 19 #UFCRochester
- ESPN MMA (@espnmma) May 18, 2019
Desmond Green has only gone 3-3 in the UFC, but he comes out of his first finish in promotion and looks for his first UFC winning streak with a win here. Charles Jourdain brings a four-stroke stroke into his UFC debut, seeking to expand it and take a growing perspective as Green in emphatic fashion. Green is a massive -800 favorite for a giant +550 payout for Jourdain.
Lightweight hanger: Desmond Green (22-8, 155.2 lbs.) Against Charles Jourdain (9-1, 153.6 lbs.)
ROUND ET: Green is one and a half higher and has four inches of reach on Jourdain. They touch gloves to get things going, both men fighting southpaw, although Jourdain shows attitude contacts. It is quite clear that Jourdain is more featherweight, as Green is visibly larger. Green blocks some kicks from Jourdain and then lands a straight hook. Body kick from Green. Green is moving and counteracting his leading hand quite well so far. They tie and act knees then separate. Green seems a couple of jabs, so goes to the body when they bind before Jourdain becomes free. Jourdain lands a leg park and this time the counters are avoided. Green lands another knee in close. A bit of a left is a leg kick from Jourdain and Green with a two. Another leg kick from Jourdain, he likes southpaw at the moment. Ben kicks one straight from Jourdain. Green ducks under a few strokes and get a body block in Jourdain's guard. Green is working to stop and ground. Jourdain tries to get control of his arms and set a triangular attack, but Green goes through and sticks him. Body shots from Green, Jourdain are up, but Green has his back standing. Jourdain is able to break the grip and separate. A few kicks go back and forth, Jourdain misses some battles as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Green
ROUND TWO: They touch gloves again. Jourdain is the one pushing forward, landing a leg kick, but is balanced by a left and going back. Green stumbles while their legs collapse, and Jourdain tries for a standing guillotine while he rises, but Green gets free and they are off again. Green lands a right hook. Right to the body from Green, Jourdain lands another leg kick. When Jourdain gets his striking time, he has good combinations, but he is a little surprised here. Jourdain blocks a flying knee and lands a leg kick. Green lands a bone park. Another leg park from Jourdain. Green countries have the right to counteract a jump attack. Knees to the body from green. Right hook from Jourdain, but Green lands a pair of body shots to face a shot to the head. Just to the left from Green, Jourdain lands to the body. Jourdain lands a leg park. A few clubbing rights from Green are partially blocked. Jourdain emerges, lands a bone park and avoids a dull double leg attempt.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Jourdain, 19-19 overall
ROUND THREE: They touch gloves for the final round. Green controls a bone park and lands a dish. Jourdain lands to the left, Green digs a few body beats. Jourdain lands a leg park, green with a little left hand counter. More leg kicks from Jourdain, Green lands one a two. Jourdain presses the action and Green can fade. Right to the body from Jourdain. Jourdain lands a left. Interruption of knees from green areas to the body. Another right to the body from Green but Jourdain is still moving forward. Green lands a right hook. Another leg kick, but Green lands an opposite right. Green ducks under a hook and getting a double leg in Jourdain's guard. Jourdain tries to get up, he's on his knees, but Green is still on him and gets him down again to side control. Jourdain back up, Green stands back and takes him down again in driving position. Again, Jourdain is backed up, this time he breaks the grip of Green and separates. Jourdain arrives, lands a bit of a right. Green uses the last few seconds to circulate away when time goes down.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Jourdain but probably went to Green, 29-28 Jourdain overall
OFFICIAL RESULTS: † WINNER - Desmond Green by unanimous decision (29-28, 30- 27 x2)
Not sure I agree with 30-27, but I'm not really against him who wins considering how close a round was. Green is elated, he plays with the crowd he is from Rochester, and notes that he may have hurt his elbow on one of the last takedowns. He transfers Jourdain and thanks him for the fight, he says he will fight against the one who gets him closer to the title.
It was our first decision in the evening.
Aspen Ladd is unbeaten and the only real prospect of bantam weight now that Ketlen Vieira seems to have moved to giant status. Ladd won her UFC debut when she smashed Tonya Evinger in the first round, seeking to continue that momentum and starting her own step towards the title picture. Sijara Eubanks has won his last two matches in the UFC, but was plagued with weight-cutting issues down on flying weight, now she moves back to bantam weight and hopes to avenge a previous loss for Ladd. The odds are with Ladd for this at -330 against +260 for Eubanks.
Women's Bantam Weight Bolt: # 6 Aspen Ladd (7-0, 135.4 lbs.) Vs # 15 Sijara Eubanks (4-2, 134.8 lbs.)
ROUND ET: Charge is two inches higher while Eubanks has an empty range. Ladd is also a full ten years younger. Both women show the chick early, Ladd emerges and lands a left hook. They act within the leg kicking then Eubanks tries a double leg and then lifts the sludge ladd. Full guard for Ladd, Eubanks passes towards half-guard. Eubanker runs well, moves to driving position, which Ladd comes to his knees. Ladd is backed up, Eubanks is after a dinner tour, but she can't get it. Eubanks tries a single leg, Ladd takes a standing guillotine and strengthens Eubanks down with it landing in side control. Laid moves to the driving position, moving to the back with a hook in, as Eubanks seeks to spin in her guard. Reload to the driving position, some fine scrambles, and Ladd lands rights that Eubanks is back on her feet. Food returns from Ladd to the trip again, she moves toward the back again. Eubanks is backed up but is still clear. Knees to the thigh from Ladd, so she misses an elbow. They break and then act kind. We get some pocket storage and Eubank drops Ladd just like the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Eubanks
ROUND TWO: Both women seek to strike again, Ladd emerges. Jabs from both women, Eubank lands a right to the body. Leave digs for the body and complain that Eubanks gets her in the cage. Charge pummels to a 50-50 position and move Eubanks to the fence. They are jockeying for position and trading knees so Ladd gets a body lock takedown in side control. Let think of the knees on the stomach, instead land a few knees to the body, then move to the mount. Ladd gets the back in transition with both hooks in and is after choker, but Eubank's defender. One of Lad's hooks came out, she got it back, but lost the shock because of it. A few raised land for Ladd, she tries to open the choke. Charging comes under the chin, but Eubanks is fighting in his hands and strengthening one step to half guard. Ladd is still on top landing short elbows. Eubanks is trying to gain control of Ladd's position, landing a few short short elbows. Leave tees off, Eubanks kicks her out, but Ladd kicks his legs shes on her back and then goes back in guard with battles as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Ladd, I would not protest against a 10-8, 19-19 assembled
ROUND THREE: Both women jabbing again, Ladd comes forward constantly with pressure. Left hooks go back and forth, Eubanks trying to keep this in the boxing area, while Ladd emerges. Ladd lands a court. The Eubanks land as they back up, they act body work, and Ladd gets a lump in the room. They act knees, Eubank lands an elbow. Charge with a few elbows during the break. Both women miss hooks, Eubanks lands a few straight strokes and charge counters. Charging goes awry. Stiff jab from Ladd and then a left hook. Ladd lands a court that spends Eubanks for a second, but Eubanks burns back. Ladd lands an elbow and then a left hook. Charge goes southpaw and lands a body track. The eubanks slowly sink. Eubanks lands a left hook, Ladd burns back, we get some pocket storage at this time. Let try a double leg, come to the fence and sit down in the latch. Knees from Ladd. Both women with knees now Ladd landing an elbow and we get a full blown Road House last few seconds as time goes down.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Charge, 29-28 Charge, 29-28 Charge overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: † WINNER - Aspen Charged via unanimous decision (30-26, 29- 27, 29-28)
No problems with a 10-8 second, I've probably been wrong for not giving Ladd an honest. Mic's Time for Ladd, and she puts over Eubanks and notes, she works hard to excel in every aspect of MMA. Asked what she wants, she doesn't call right now, but will see how things go beyond the rest of the night.
That's the prelude, on the motherboard, still on ESPN +.
Davi Ramos is on a three-beating strike and is finished with all these battles, he seems to expand this streak and start moving up the crowded rows of lightweight. Austin Hubbard brings a three-stroke stroke into his UFC debut, seeking to stop Ramos progressing and announcing himself to the UFC audience. Ramos is a fierce -500 favorite against a +375 comeback at Hubbard.
Lightweight part: Davi Ramos (9-2, 156 lbs.) Against Austin Hubbard (10-2, 155.4 lbs.)
] ROUND ONE: Hubbard is four inches higher but has only one inch range. They touch gloves to get things going. Hubbard shows many looks, Ramos seems unphased. Ramos comes up and looks too close, he lands a right to counteract a jab. They act as headshots for the groin, we have time for it. Both men get a warning and we are back to fight. Ben kicks from Ramos. A two from Ramos lands, Hubbard bleeds a little from the nose I think. Hubbard lands a frontal shot to the body. Ramos jabs body throws a little of a dish. Hubbard blokkerer et højt spark og de handler rettigheder, men Hubbard fortsætter med en kombination. Ramos lander et andet ben spark. Hubbard savner et par slag og lander et indvendigt benspark. Ramos lander en tæller lige efter et frispark. En anden kombination fra Ramos, han har en følelse for sine tællere nu og finder dem konsekvent. Ramos bliver stødt i øjet, så handlingen stopper. Lægen er ind for at tjekke på Ramos 'øje, han er god til at fortsætte, og vi er tilbage for at kæmpe. Ramos lander en venstre krog i tæt, men Hubbard spiser bare det. En anden venstre krog fra Ramos lander. Dobbeltben fra Ramos er delvist vellykket, men han vinder op på bagsiden, trækker Hubbard tilbage til amt og er efter chokeringen. Punches from Ramos but Hubbard will break his grip and survive the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Ramos
ROUND TWO: Ramos is coming forward again, Hubbard jacks his own foot a bit on a front kick but gets his feet back under him. Leg kick from Ramos then a left hook in close. Hubbard lands a leg kick. Ramos lands a right then Hubbard checks a leg kick and Ramos stumbles. Hubbard lands a knee in close, Ramos fires back with a right and they both back off for a second. Ramos is coming forward still, gets a high crotch lift and moves to the back standing with one hook in. Ramos drags Hubbard down, it’s more of a modified crab ride than a full back take and Hubbard is able to scramble free and separate. Hubbard lands a left to the body then a leg kick, Ramos responds with a body shot of his own. Ramos lands a leg kick. Right then a left from Ramos in close, Hubbard lands a bit of a right. Ramos punches into a clinch and is after a double leg along the fence. Ramos switches to a single leg, Hubbard is still defending. Hubbard can’t stay upright forever though and he’s down on his seat against the fence and Ramos pulls him away from it and moves to half guard. Ramos sneaks in a few rights to the body and head. Elbows from Ramos bring the round to a close.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Ramos, 20-18 Ramos overall
ROUND THREE: They touch gloves for the final round. Hubbard coming forward, lands a leg kick. More forward pressure from Hubbard, Ramos lands a leg kick. Ramos avoids a few kicks then lands a leg kick. Hubbard still coming forward, has a few kicks blocked. Bit of a left hook from Ramos has Hubbard backing up. Another clubbing left hook from Ramos wobbles Hubbard, he swarms him along the fence then moves to the back standing and rides Hubbard down to the mat. Lefts from Ramos who’s on the hip of Hubbard and Hubbard is able to turn in and get half guard. Ramos is looking for a pass, he lands a knee to the body. The ref stands them up, I don’t agree with that at all but the ref also warns Ramos about fingers in the eyes that I might have just missed. Hubbard is coming forward, they trade leg kicks. Hubbard lands a right in close. Ramos misses a spinning back kick and gets off balanced by Hubbard, Ramos is on his back while Hubbard stands over him. Leg kicks from Hubbard then he goes into the guard of Ramos as the clock runs down.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Ramos, 30-27 Ramos overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Davi Ramos via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Not a bad fight, Hubbard has a heck of a chin. Mic time for Ramos, he says he’s not feeling great due to the lack of a finish and says he didn’t fight all that good, and says he’s got much more than this. Ramos is speaking English, credit to him, and he promises to come for the finish next time. Asked who’s next he says he’ll fight anyone and says the only fight he really wants is Khabib Nurmagomedov and he knows he’s got a ways to go before that but that’s where his sights are.
Charles Oliveira is on a four fight winning streak with all of those being submission wins, he’s trying to climb further up the lightweight ranks with another win here. Nik Lentz is on a two fight winning streak and is trying to avenge a 2015 loss to Oliveira and possibly claim his spot in the top fifteen rankings. This is the third fight between these two men and Oliveira has largely dominated the proceedings, leading to his -350 favored status against a +275 payout on Lentz.
Lightweight Bout: #15 Charles Oliveira (26-8 1 NC, 154.2 lbs.) vs Nik Lentz (30-9-2 1 NC, 155.6 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Oliveira is two inches taller and has a whopping six inches of reach on Lentz. They touch gloves, Lentz starts out southpaw but will do a lot of stance switching. Lentz is circling, lands a leg kick then they clinch up. They break without incident and Lentz is back to moving. Bit of a high kick from Lentz then a right hook that landed. Uppercut in close from Lentz then they break from a clinch. Leg kick from Oliveira then he catches a kick and lands a straight right. Oliveira lands an elbow in a brief clinch. They clinch and break again, there’s going to be a lot of that. Lentz lands a leg kick, straight right from Oliveira lands. Jumping elbow from Oliveira lands and they clinch, Lentz gets a quick takedown but Oliveira is back up and Lentz is bleeding from that elbow. Oliveira pulls free and we’re at distance again. Oliveira is firing his straight right nicely, and lands a left hook as Lentz was moving. Lentz lands a straight left, Oliveira lands a right then a jumping front kick to the face but Lentz gets him down then Oliveira sweeps him to get on top. Half guard for Oliveira, he’s looking to wrap the neck of Lentz and he spins around and lands elbows. Lentz is trying to get half guard but he’s got no posture control and Oliveira lands another right. There’s an arm triangle attack from Oliveira if he wants it, he bails on that to land another elbow. Lentz fights back up and lands a bit of a left. Lentz blocks a tornado kick and Oliveira lands a punch as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Oliveira
ROUND TWO: The doctor is in to check the cut over the left eyebrow, the doctor has no issues with the fight continuing. They touch gloves again. Lentz lands a body kick but Oliveira catches it and lands a couple of rights. Lentz is after a takedown, he gets it but Oliveira is wrapping the neck and sits for a guillotine with full guard. Oliveira is adjusting a bit looking to finish things but Lentz gets his head free and lands a left. Elbows from Lentz then Oliveira lands an illegal up kick. Lentz will have time to recover, he says he’s fine. The ref gives Oliveira a hard warning for that one and restarts them back in the guard position. Lentz is working to pass, Oliveira kicks him off and is back up then lands a knee from the clinch. They trade in close then break. Oliveira lands a right to the body. Lentz with a left hook then a body kick that Oliveira catches, Oliveira lands a straight right that drops Lentz badly and he pounds him out on the mat.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Charles Oliveira via TKO, punches, at 2:11 of Round 2
Oliveira gets interviewed, he says that since his last loss to the man interviewing him, Paul Felder, he’s been working very hard on his skill set. He says he’s Chute Boxe, if you hit them they keep coming forward. Asked who he’d like next he tells the matchmakers to stop playing around and give him a top five opponent. To close he expresses love to his daughter and pride in Brazil.
This is why you want some snap on your kicks, if they’re kind of hanging out after they land they’re easy to catch and counter like this.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) May 19, 2019
The UFC announces former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans for this upcoming Hall of Fame class in the modern wing. Evans is in attendance and is moved to tears by the video package and the moment.
From TUF to the strap!
— UFC (@ufc) May 19, 2019
Derrick Krantz brings a four fight winning streak into his UFC debut, he’s drawn a tough fight but if he wins he’ll have announced himself in a big way. It’s worth noting Krantz took this fight on about a weeks notice after Neil Magny got pulled from this fight. Vicente Luque is 8-1 in his last nine fights in the UFC and is on his second four fight winning streak during that time, he’s looking to extend that to five and earn a step up in competition going forward. Luque is the biggest favorite on this card, specifically -1200 while the +750 payout for Krantz likely tempts a few degenerate gamblers.
Welterweight Bout: #15 Vicente Luque (15-6-1, 170 lbs.) vs Derrick Krantz (24-10, 170.2 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Luque is an inch taller but has three and a half inches of reach advantage. They touch gloves to get things going. Krantz comes forward quickly and starts swinging then tries a high crotch lift but Luque is after a guillotine from standing guard. The arm is in, Krantz is able to shake him down and break the grip. Luque to his knees but Krantz is in the ride position. Krantz gets the back with both hooks in, he’s after the choke but Luque is defending. Krantz moves to the mount, he’s after the seated arm triangle now but Luque is relaxed and doesn’t seem to be in too much danger yet. Luque breaks the grip and is up then free. Luque lands a left hook. Leg kick from Luque then a jab. Right from Luque then a leg kick, Krantz might have shot his wad a bit in that flurry because he looks very flat right now. Another leg kick from Luque. Krantz lands a right. Jabs then a right from Luque stagger Krantz for a second. Knee from Luque then punches to drop him, and punches from the sprawl position force the stoppage.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Vicente Luque via TKO, knee and punches, at 3:52 of Round 1
The First Round Finish Club thanks Mr. Luque for his work this evening. Mic time for Luque, he notes the chaos around the fight then gives glory to God and wishes his wife happy birthday. He’s happy to have gotten to fight on this card and thanks Krantz for taking it. Asked about the start he says he knew Krantz would start strong but even then he went really hard and he wanted to make Krantz work hard and tire him out even from bad positions. He talks us through the finish and notes that this is what he does. He petitions for the main event of the upcoming Uruguay card but offers no opponent just yet.
Here’s the finish. Luque times a nice left knee to the body then as Krantz tries to recover with his arms lower and Luque cracks him with a couple of punches that drop him and then Luque’s finishing instinct took over.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) May 19, 2019
Megan Anderson has gone 1-1 in the UFC but she’s coming off of a win and is hoping to build on that momentum and get her first UFC winning streak up and running. Felicia Spencer is undefeated coming into her UFC debut, she’s trying to score a big win and help further the case that featherweight could be a legitimate division going forward. The odds are with Anderson at -190 against +160 for Spencer.
Women’s Featherweight Bout: Megan Anderson (9-3, 145.8 lbs.) vs Felicia Spencer (6-0, 145.6 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Anderson is six inches taller and has four inches of reach on Spencer. Spencer is circling early, Anderson catches a kick and lands a straight right. Another right to counter a kick from Anderson and Spencer has had enough of that so she forces a clinch. Spencer has Anderson on the fence and is working knees to the thigh. Spencer tries a lateral drop, then initiates a scramble and gets the back but is way too high. Anderson tries to shake her off but loses her footing and Spencer winds up holding the back with both hooks in. Spencer lands some punches as Anderson gets to her knees. Anderson is looking to wall walk, she gets one of the hooks free then shakes Spencer but can’t get her over the head. Spencer is after the choke, she flattens out Anderson then forces Anderson to tap.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Felicia Spencer via Submission, rear naked choke, at 3:24 of Round 1
The First Round Finish Club thanks Ms. Spencer for her work this evening. Mic time for Spencer after that debut, she calls the debut awesome and thanks everyone for being here. She puts over Anderson and says the featherweight division is building and puts Anderson over again but says that she’s just a bad style match up for her. She talks us through the finish, then says there’s nothing else besides the title ahead of her in the UFC right now.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) May 19, 2019
Antonio Carlos Junior is on a five fight winning streak but has been out of action for a little over a year, now he’s trying to extend that streak and remind the fan base that he’s a rising contender. Ian Heinisch is on a four fight winning streak that includes a successful UFC debut, now he’s looking to take out a ranked opponent and make his own case for contender status. Junior is the -165 favorite to +140 for Heinisch.
Middleweight Bout: #12 Antonio Carlos Junior (10-2 1 NC, 185.6 lbs.) vs Ian Heinisch (12-1, 185.6 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Junior is three inches taller and has seven inches of reach on Heinisch. They touch gloves to get us going. Heinisch opens up kicking, trying to maintain some distance right now. Junior lands a leg kick and they clinch up. Junior gets Heinisch on the fence and hits a modified lateral drop and lands on top in half guard. Heinisch is throwing punches from his back, Junior is looking to pass. Punches from Junior and he’s looking for a pass, tries for a leg lock roll but thinks better of it and is back on top landing a few elbows. Heinisch has full guard and wall walks but Junior is still on his back standing. Heinisch tries a granby roll, Junior rolls with him and keeps the rear waist lock. Another granby attempt from Heinisch but he can’t get free of the grip of Junior. Junior gets a quick trip but Heinisch is back up before the position develops. Double leg now from Junior and he’s got Heinisch down but Heinisch is up on a single leg trying to avoid spending too much time on his back. They’re back up though still clinched, Junior gets the back and nearly gets a guillotine in transition but wont finish before the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-8 Junior as I don’t think Heinisch had any meaningful offense
ROUND TWO: Calf kick from Heinisch starts the second round. Glancing right from Heinisch then another calf kick. Junior lands a leg kick of his own. Heinisch punches in close but can’t get any real offense going. Junior takes a calf kick and complains of an eye poke but the ref didn’t see it and so he shoots a double leg and gets the clinch. Heinisch tries another granby roll but this time Junior stifles part of it and gets the back with one hook in. Junior moves to the ride position and Heinisch is back up though Junior still has his back in the clinch. Heinisch lands a few elbows and Junior tries to drag him down but winds up on bottom. A few lefts from Heinisch as he’s in half guard. Junior is looking for a sweep but Heinisch is landing short lefts and stopping that motion. Heinisch is looking to swarm a bit while Junior holds a single leg from his knees. Junior rolls to his back, and Heinisch lands a few leg kicks then returns to the guard as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Heinisch but my feed stuttered a few times so can’t fully vouch for that, 19-18 Junior overall
ROUND THREE: Heinisch got a warning for fence grabbing between rounds, the next time he’ll lose a point. They touch gloves for the last round. Heinisch swings a right that’s mostly glancing. One two from Junior. Junior off balances Heinisch with a jab then lands a kick. Heinisch is still coming forward swinging, he lands a left then a calf kick. They clinch and Junior lands a knee to the groin of Heinisch so we’ve got a time out. Replay confirms the nut shot, Junior gets a warning for that and we’re back to fighting. Heinisch lands a right that drops Junior and Heinisch grabs a front headlock to avoid a takedown. Junior is up and Heinisch lands a knee but Junior gets a single leg and drives him into the fence. Heinisch sprawls away from that but Junior slips to the back standing then slips off trying for a trip and Heinisch is on top. Half guard for Heinisch and he’s working some punches to the head. Junior looks pretty gassed at this point, but he hits a half guard sweep and is on top looking for an arm triangle. Heinisch gets his arm free and is looking to escape. They scramble up, Heinisch hits a single leg but then Junior spins around towards his back but slips again and has to go inverted briefly to regain gull guard. Heinisch passes to half guard and lands a few elbows. Heinisch moves to nearly full mount, he pounds on Junior for the final seconds.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Heinisch but I wouldn’t object too much to a 10-8, 28-28 DRAW overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Ian Heinisch via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
I have no issues with that decision, Heinisch is a blood and guts fighter. Mic time for Heinisch, he says he had to be technical against Junior and is grateful to have won. He says he could have done better and puts over Junior, then expresses love to his family and the UFC. Asked who he’d like next, Jack Hermansson or Derek Brunson come to mind for him.
Rafael dos Anjos is a former lightweight champion but is on a bit of a rough streak, after winning three in a row after moving up to welterweight he’s dropped his last two fights against Colby Covington and current champion Kamaru Usman. Dos Anjos is trying to avoid his first three fight losing streak and get his career back on track. Kevin Lee is making his welterweight debut after going 1-2 in his last three fights, he’s taking on another former lightweight here and hoping to find new life with a much less strenuous weight cut. The odds have this one close but favor Lee at -125 to +105 for dos Anjos.
Welterweight Bout: #3 Rafael Dos Anjos (28-11, 170.4 lbs.) vs Kevin Lee (17-4, 170.2 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Lee is an inch taller but has seven inches of reach on dos Anjos. Southpaw for dos Anjos, Lee opens with a body kick and dos Anjos returns it. Both men land lead hand punches. Body kick from dos Anjos but he’s off balanced by Lee and Lee gets a takedown into single leg. Dos Anjos back up, Lee moves to the back standing and has one hook in. Now dos Anjos separates and they trade punches. Lee lands a right and a body kick. They trade power hand punches then dos Anjos lands an uppercut. Body kick from Lee, then he tries a takedown that hits the fence. Dos Anjos defends and forces a clinch, Lee is really committed to the takedown but can’t finish it. A few elbows sneak in for dos Anjos, he’s using a kimura trap to break the grip and forces Lee to switch to a high crotch. Short knees and elbows for dos Anjos, Lee is trying to pressure through them. Knees from dos Anjos as they jockey for position. Dos Anjos is really good about sneaking in offense at every opportunity while Lee is just kind of holding on. More knees from dos Anjos then Lee separates. Lee lands a body kick then a high knee. Dos Anjos misses a high kick then lands a left. Lee lands a knee to the body. Jumping knee from dos Anjos misses but he’s the one coming forward now and gets a double leg into half guard. Lee tries to get motion going, dos Anjos holds a front headlock and they’re up, Lee is after a takedown but can’t finish it before the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 dos Anjos
ROUND TWO: Lee back to reaching with the lead hand, he might be slowing already. Body kick from dos Anjos lands. Dos Anjos forces a clinch, Lee drives things into the fence and is looking for a takedown. Dos Anjos defends, grabs a guillotine as he’s taken down and uses it to sweep and regain his feet though still clinched. Lee is after a single leg, dos Anjos lands a few body shots and avoids being taken down. That kimura trap from dos Anjos breaks the grip and forces a separation. Jabs from dos Anjos then a high kick that wobbles Lee a little bit. Double leg from dos Anjos and he drives Lee to his knees but they’re against the fence. Lee is back to his feet, dos Anjos breaks without incident. Lee has a high kick blocked, dos Anjos lands a body kick. Lee lands a couple of punches and clinches but again dos Anjos is defending well. Dos Anjos has that kimura grip again, he’s constantly grip fighting with it to wear out the arms of Lee. Dos Anjos slips off of the fence but Lee is able to get him back there. They trade knees to the body, then Lee drops his level but again can’t finish the takedown. Lee just can’t complete a takedown and dos Anjos is making him work. They trade in close then break and Lee has a high kick blocked. Body kick from dos Anjos then a left and Lee dives for a single leg but dos Anjos sprawls until they hit the fence. Dos Anjos lands some lefts and elbows, Lee misses a right as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 dos Anjos, 20-18 dos Anjos overall
ROUND THREE: Jumping knee from dos Anjos is partially successful and he’s looking to push the pace. Bit of a left from dos Anjos. Body kick from dos Anjos, Lee returns it. Another left from dos Anjos, Lee’s head movement is nearly gone. Double leg from dos Anjos into half guard, nearly side control and he moves to that position. Dos Anjos is nearly in a mounted crucifix, Lee moves to a hip trying to get a sweep going and he gets to his knees and then up in the clinch but dos Anjos knees him in the body as they do. They hit the fence again, dos Anjos tries a single leg but Lee spins with him and moves to the back but can’t really get both hooks in and dos Anjos spins into him to be on top. Lee is trying to wall walk, dos Anjos moves to the back without hooks and lands punches. Lee to a knee, dos Anjos knees him in the thigh as they return upright and dos Anjos gets him down again. Another wall walk from Lee but dos Anjos is keeping him down on his seat. They’re up again, Lee turns dos Anjos into the fence but he’s unable to get a takedown of his own. Knees from dos Anjos then an elbow. Lee is after another takedown, dos Anjos gets takendown to his hips but he wall walks almost immediately to his knees. Lee moves to the back in the clinch but dos Anjos gets him to slip off and gets him down on his seat. Dos Anjos lands lefts to the head as Lee stands and they still clinch. More body work from dos Anjos as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 dos Anjos, 30-27 dos Anjos overall
ROUND FOUR: Dos Anjos is looking to jab, lands a left and takes a body kick. Lee lands a right. Front kick to the body from Lee lands. Dos Anjos with more jabs. Bit of a left from dos Anjos then they clash on kicks but Lee’s lands to the crotch of dos Anjos. Dos Anjos walks it off immediately and wants to continue fighting. One two from dos Anjos then more jabs. Hard inside leg kick from dos Anjos buckles the lead leg for a second. Lee lands an inside leg kick of his own. Double leg from Lee, he moves to the back in the clinch as they hit the fence. Dos Anjos is hand fighting as Lee gets one hook in and then forces a break. Lee lands a body kick. Another inside leg kick from dos Anjos then some jabs. Lee lands another body kick. Dos Anjos defends a takedown and they hit the fence again. Elbows from dos Anjos as he’s defending. Knee from dos Anjos, and another one as they break. Lee lands another body kick then they trade rights. They clash hard on a level change and hit the fence then break without incident. Dos Anjos lands a body kick and defends a single leg attempt then moves to the back of Lee and lands punches then moves to full mount. Dos Anjos is after an arm triangle, moves to side control with it and forces Lee to tap.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Rafael dos Anjos via Submission, arm triangle choke, at 3:40 of Round 4
Dos Anjos is a largely underappreciated fighter, that was a smart veteran performance from him to get back on the winning side of things. Mic time for dos Anjos, he gives glory to Christ and notes he’s 34 years old with 40 fights and 27 of them in the UFC then puts over Lee as an up and comer then thanks his coaches for all of their work. He talks about the early push of Lee but he knew he could get him the later things went and he listened to his coaches coming into the fourth and feels that adjustment set up the win. He wishes love to his wife and children. When talking us through the finish he mentions feeling Lee get more tired and finding the right moment to capitalize on, then talks about having fought the best in his last two fights. Asked who he’d like next he says anybody as he knows he can be a world champion and just wants to be ready to take any opportunity that comes his way.
On that note UFC on ESPN+ 10 comes to a close. We got nine finishes, the most for any UFC card this year. Not a great night of fights but I’m not complaining about too much. Thanks everyone for being here and reading, I know there’s a lot of places you can get this content and I’m humbled that you choose me. We’ll be breaking down all of the action from this event Sunday on the 411 Ground and Pound MMA Podcast, if you’ve got a question or comment feel free to leave them below. There’s no UFC event next week, I have no idea what I’ll do with my Saturday but I’ll be back in a couple of weeks for UFC Fight Night 153 when Alexander Gustafsson fights Anthony Smith and Volkan Oezdemir battles Ilir Latifi. Until then thanks again everyone, stay safe out there, and keep checking 411mania for all of your pop culture needs.