UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje Play-by-Play

Looking to unify the lightweight belts, UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov faced interim champ Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 254. Here's how their five-round fight went. Bout 12: Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0) vs. Justin Gaethje (22-2) (UFC Lightweight Championship) Gaethje landed a few leg kicks early in the fight. Nurmagomedov started to look … Continue reading UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje Play-by-Play

UFC 254: Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier Play-by-Play

In what could possibly be a fight to find the next middleweight title contender, Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier fought in the co-main event of UFC 254. Their fight went like this. Bout 11: Robert Whittaker (21-5) vs. Jared Cannonier (13-4) (Middleweight) Cannonier started the fight with a leg kick. Whittaker was tripped by a … Continue reading UFC 254: Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier Play-by-Play

UFC 254: Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris Play-by-Play

Both looking to bounce back from previous main event losses, Alexander Volkov and Walt Harris fought on the main card of UFC 254. The heavyweight fight went like this. Bout 10: Alexander Volkov (31-8) vs. Walt Harris (13-8) (Heavyweight) The fights both put together combinations of punches early in the first round. Harris got hurt … Continue reading UFC 254: Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris Play-by-Play

UFC 254: Phil Hawes vs. Jacob Malkoun Play-by-Play

"Dana White's Contender Series" stand-out Phil Hawes made his UFC debut on Saturday's pay-per-view facing fellow debuting fighter Jacob Malkoun. Their fight went like this. Bout 9: Phil Hawes (8-2) vs. Jacob Malkoun (4-0) (Middleweight) Hawes wobbled Malkoun with a right hook in the opening second, dropping him with follow-up punches only moments after, ending … Continue reading UFC 254: Phil Hawes vs. Jacob Malkoun Play-by-Play

UFC 254: Lauren Murphy vs. Liliya Shakirova Play-by-Play

Lauren Murphy fought short-notice opponent Liliya Shakirova on the main card of UFC 254. Here's how their fight went. Bout 8: Lauren Murphy (13-4) vs. Liliya Shakirova (8-1) (Flyweight) Early in the fight, Murphy was walking down Shakirova, who was staying active and bouncing around on her feet. Shakirova shot for a single leg takedown … Continue reading UFC 254: Lauren Murphy vs. Liliya Shakirova Play-by-Play

UFC 254: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba Play-by-Play

Finally getting their rematch for their February fight, Magomad Ankalaev and Ion Cutelaba competed to kick off the main card. Their fight went like this. Bout 7: Magomed Ankalaev (13-1) vs. Ion Cutelaba (15-5) (Light Heavyweight) The first few minutes of the fight were slow paced, as Cutelaba chased Ankalaev down. Ankalaev dropped Cutelaba in … Continue reading UFC 254: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba Play-by-Play

UFC 254: Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa Play-by-Play

Finishing off the UFC 254 prelims, Tai Tuivasa looked to end a three-fight skid when he fought experienced heavyweight Stefan Struve. Here's how their fight went. Bout 6: Stefan Struve (29-12) vs. Tai Tuivasa (10-3) (Heavyweight) Tuivasa clinched up with Struve a minute into the fight. Struve connected with a slow head kick in the … Continue reading UFC 254: Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa Play-by-Play

UFC 254: Casey Kenney vs. Nathaniel Wood Play-by-Play

Casey Kenney and Nathaniel Wood fought at a catchweight of 140 pounds on the prelims of Saturday's UFC 254 event. Here's how their fight panned out. Bout 5: Casey Kenney (15-2-1) vs. Nathaniel Wood (17-4) (Catchweight 140 lbs) The fighters went into a fast pace of striking very quickly in the fight. While both fighters … Continue reading UFC 254: Casey Kenney vs. Nathaniel Wood Play-by-Play

UFC 254: Alex Oliveira vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov Play-by-Play

Shavkat Rakhmonov got his long overdue UFC debut on the UFC 254 prelims on Saturday against Alex Oliveira. His debut went like this. Bout 4: Alex Oliveira (22-8-1) vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov (12-0) (Welterweight) Rakhmonov stunned Oliveira with a combination of strikes in the second minute of the round, landing a knee to the body. The … Continue reading UFC 254: Alex Oliveira vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov Play-by-Play

UFC 254: Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey Play-by-Play

Sam Alvey aimed to disrupt his four-fight losing streak on the UFC 254 prelims when he fought Da Un Jung. Here's how their fight went. Bout 3: Da Un Jung (13-2) vs. Sam Alvey (33-14) (Light Heavyweight) Minimal strikes were thrown from either fighter early on, although Jung was backing Alvey up against the cage. … Continue reading UFC 254: Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey Play-by-Play