Live, blow-by-blow updates for today’s UFC event in London, which is headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Jimi Manuwa and Corey Anderson.
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The headliner comes in the light heavyweight division, with contenders Jimi Manuwa and Corey Anderson facing off. The co-main will see Gunnar Nelson taking on Alan Jouban in a lightweight tussle.
Today’s event is in Europe, so it starts early. Live results and play-by-play will commence with the Fight Pass broadcast at 1:30pm ET/10:30am PT. The preliminary card will consist of nine fights. The event will stay on Fight Pass for the four-fight main card, which kicks off at 5pm ET/2pm PT. The full lineup and schedule follows. Check out this week’s MMA Vivisection for predictions, analysis and betting odds on the each match up.
Lina Lansberg vs. Lucie Pudilova
Round 1 – Lansberg pressed forward right away and clinched up. Couple of knees to the belly. This stalled out quickly and the ref reset them. Lansberg lands a left and clinches again. This time Pudilova gets control briefly and lands a knee. They exchange knees while separating. More knees and clinch work all over the cage. Pudilova with a body kick that got caught. Short punches on the inside. Lansberg with another knee, and an elbow. She looked for a trip but Pudilova managed to stay up. More knees. 10-9 Lansberg.
Round 2 – Lansberg catches a kick and backs her opponent up. She lands a hard body kick, and now a head kick. Lansberg pushed her back against the cage. Two staight lefts from Lansberg after they break. Step-in elbow. Pudilova landed a punch as Lansberg comes in. She ups the pressure, forcing Lansberg to look for a takedown. And she gets it. Pudilova looked for a triangle, but ate a big punch. Pudilova uses butterflies to elevate her opponent but can’t get her off. 10-9 Lansberg.
Round 3 – Pudilova with an inside leg kick. Lansberg with a step-in elbow. Jab from both ladies. Lansberg tries to clinch but Pudilova swatted her away and landed a couple of punches. Lansberg looks for a single-leg takedown. Pudilova fighting it off and landing some punches and big elbows. Lansberg is bleeding. They separate and Pudilova lands a few lefts. Lansberg responds with an elbow and a left hook. Much more action this round. Lansberg looking for the takedown again. Can’t get it. Lansberg caught a kick and landed a right hook. Lots of blood here. Pudilova opening up. Front kick from Lansberg. Pudilova lands two lefts. Lansberg with a right hook. Jab from Pudilova. They trade rights. Some good action here. Pudilova with a combo. Hard right hook at the horn. 10-9 Pudilova but 29-28 Lansberg.
Lina Lansberg defeated Lucie Pudilova by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Scott Askham vs. Brad Scott
Round 1 – Askham with a straight left. They trade leg kicks. Scott lands another hard low kick. And a third. Askham responds with a kick to the gut, and he lands a hard left. Scott drops him with a left! Askham back up to his feet, doesn’t look stunned. May have just been off balance. Uppercut and right hook from Scott. Scott with another leg kick and Askham is backing off. Body kick from Askham though. Scott rips him with an uppercut again. Askham with a leg kick, two hard right hooks, and a body shot. He clinches up and they jockey for position. Askham gets the Thai clinch and lands a couple of knees along with an elbow. 10-9 Scott.
Round 2 – Scott pressing forward with a body kick. Askham with a front kick. Almost all kicks for the first part of the round. Askham connects with a long left hook though. And another. Scott landed a low leg kick but it got caught. Scott’s on his back, but not for long. Head kick from Askham. Hard right hook and a body kick. He was taking over, but Scott cracked him with a leg kick that buckled him. Askham is hobbling around. Scott is taking his time. Uppercut from Scott. Jab from Askham. Nice left hook from Askham. Scott with a straight left. Askham landed a left hook to the eye of Scott. Scott still looking for leg kicks and they brawl to the horn. 10-9 Askham.
Round 3 – Body kick from Askham. Short right from Askham after a leg kick. Askham using a front kick to create space. Nice combo from Askham punctuated by a body kick. Scott fired back with a right. Askham is the more active fighter so far. Straight right from Scott. Askham with the overhand right. Three jabs from Scott. Askham with the jabs now. Askham with a head kick. Scott with a straight right. Scott looking to counter. They trade body kick. Hard lead right hook and a body kick from Scott. Askham responds with a heavy body kick. Scott with a left hook that gets a smile out of Askham. Long straight left connects for Askham, and another does more damage. Scott connects with a right on the horn. Good fight. I’ll go 10-9 and 29-28 Askham.
Brad Scott defeated Scott Askham by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Marc Diakiese vs. Teemu Packalen
Round 1 – Diakiese with a low kick. He misses with a spinning head kick, but lands a spinning kick to the body. A right hook just knocked Packalen out! Stiffened him up and he went right down! His first punch of the fight! WOW!
Marc Diakiese defeated Teemu Packalen by knockout (punch), :30 of round 1
Leon Edwards vs. Vicente Luque
Round 1 – A bit of feinting to start. They jump into an exhange that Edwards gets the best off with a stinging left hook. Luque walking him down. They clinch up and Luque gets a brief takedown. Some clinch work. Edwards looking for a trip takedown but couldn’t get it. They separate halfway through the round. Edwards with a body kick and a head kick. Luque gets a takedown though. Luque passed to side control briefly, but Edwards regained half. Back to side. He’s trying to set up a choke. Edwards got to his knees but Luque held him down. 10-9 Luque.
Round 2 – Edwards misses with a left hook and they tie up against the fence. Edwards working a front headlock. Luque reverses. He’s looking for a takedown but can’t get it. They’re spending a lot of time here. The ref finally separates them with 2:50 to go. Huge body kick from Edwards. Jumping knee from Edwards but it was blocked. He gets a body lock and a takedown. Luque curled up and Edwards landed some short elbows. Edwards seemed to be pretty active on top, but the ref stood them up. Terrible call. Edwards shoots in on a double but gets stuffed, somehow. They end up against the cage and get ref warnings right away. Lame. 10-9 Edwards.
Round 3 – Edwards with a body kick. They change positions in the clinch a few times. Edwards with a beautiful switch to get onto Luque’s back. Luque is on one knee, but he scrambled away. He ties up the legs but can’t get anything. Edwards pulls away and opens up with his hands. Lands a big right and a left, but then goes for a takedown again. That wasn’t the best option. They separate and Edwards is all over him again. But Luque is blocking nearly everything. Nice combo from Edwards gets through though. Luque looks tired. Edwards catches a kick. He shoots in on a double but Luque stays standing. They separate with 50 seconds to go. Luque opening up now. Body shots. Edwards fired back. Both men are tired. Edwards with a body kick. Edwards with a late takedown off of a kick. 10-9 and 29-28 Edwards.
Leon Edwards defeated Vicente Luque by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Timothy Johnson vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
Round 1 – Omielanczuk leads with a hard left. Johnson fires back. Johnson with a fairly quick combo. Omielanczuk with a left hook to the body. Uppercut too. Johnson ripped the outside leg with a kick. Johnson pushes forward and grinds away against the fence. Referee Marc Goddard separates them with 1:15 to go. Johnson clips him with a right and presses it right back against the cage. They trade shots in close. 10-9 Johnson.
Round 2 – Omielanczuk with a body kick. Johnson with a right hook. He chases Omielanczuk and lands a few strikes before clinching up. Omielanczuk has a small cut under his eye. They jockey for position against the fence. Nice jab from Omielanczuk, and a winging left hook. Johnson lands a couple of shots. He backs Omielanczuk to the cage again. Goddard warns them about something, then put them back in the same spot. Johnson gets a takedown with 65 seconds to go. Omielanczuk rolled over and got back up near the end of the round. 10-9 Johnson.
Round 3 – Johnson forced him back right away. Not a lot happening over the first minute against the cage. Johnson with some knees. Omielanczuk finally reverses him after almost two minutes. He looked for a takedown but couldn’t get it. Finally Goodard separates them halfway through the round. Johnson connects with a right hook. Hard straight right from Johnson and he looks for a takedown. He can’t get it either though. He settled for more grinding work against the cage. They got separated again with 1:10 to go. Omielanczuk with an outside leg kick. Step-in elbow from the Polish fighter. He’s pressuring against the cage now. He scooped a single but got reversed. 10-9 and 30-27 Johnson.
Timothy Johnson defeated Daniel Omielanczuk by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Francimar Barroso vs. Darren Stewart
Round 1 – Stewart with a nice left. He ducks a shot and emphatically puts Barroso on the ground. He landed a punch but Barroso postured up for an armbar, so Stewart backed out and let him up. Stewart with a ball shot. Cornuts cam shows the boot straight to the cup. Barroso didn’t want much of a break. They trade low kicks. Stewart charges in with punches and clinches up. Nice knee in close. They separate. Sweet straight left and a hard body kick from Barroso. They bully each other for a bit before Barroso moves forward and gets a brief takedown. 10-9 Stewart.
Round 2 –
Main Card (5pm ET)
Jimi Manuwa vs. Corey Anderson
Alan Jouban vs. Gunnar Nelson
Brad Pickett vs. Marlon Vera
Arnold Allen vs. Makwan Amirkhani
Preliminary Card (1:30pm ET)
Joseph Duffy vs. Reza Madadi
Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Tom Breese Ian Entwistle vs. Brett Johns fight cancelled