Stay tuned to https://mmainsight.com this evening for all the UFC 181 results live as they happen from Las Vegas.
The preliminary action gets underway at 7pm ET (12am UK) with the main card going live at 10pm ET (3am UK).
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Robbie Lawler defeats Johny Hendricks by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)
Anthony Pettis defeats Gilbert Melendez by submission (guillotine choke) at 1.53mins of Rd2
Travis Browne defeats Brendan Schaub by TKO at 4.50mins of Rd1
Todd Duffee defeats Anthony Hamilton by KO at 0.33mins of Rd1
Tony Ferguson defeats Abel Trujillo by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4.19mins of Rd2
Urijah Faber defeats Francisco Rivera by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1.34mins of Rd2
Rivera was doing well against Faber in the opening round of this fight, repeatedly getting the better of the striking exchanges and managing to stop ‘The California Kid’ from taking him down. Rivera was looking for more of the same in the second round, but not long into it he received an eyepoke from Faber that the ref didn’t spot and that changed the course of the fight. He backed up against the cage and Faber unleashed a series of strikes then quickly looked for the choke to force a tpout.
Josh Samman defeats Eddie Gordon by KO at 3.08mins of Rd2
For much of the two rounds of this fight Gordon was simply stifling Samman on the ground with his wrestling based strategy. However, just when things were looking grim for Samman mid-way through the fight the ref stood them up due to inactivity and then he landed a perfect head kick just as Gordon was coming in, knocking him out cold!
Corey Anderson defeats Justin Jones by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
TUF winner Anderson gets a solid victory here largely thanks to his wrestling and superior cardio. A late replacement, Jones threatened early with big power evident in his punches, but by the second round he was already looking weary. He started to have some success with leg kicks, but Anderson was by far the fresher and continued to push the pace and work well in the clinch and on the mat for the remainder of the fight to earn a clean sweep on the scorecards.
Raquel Pennington defeats Ashlee Evans-Smith by submission (bulldog choke) at 4.59mins of Rd1
Wow, crazy finish to this one. Evans-Smith had looked to be getting the better of the action in the first round and a knee strike had opened up a nasty cut to her opponents forehead. However, Pennington was undeterred and with just seconds remaining in the round she suddenly locked onto a bulldog choke and dragged Evans-Smith to the floor with it. Cranking hard she managed to send her to sleep with just fractions of a second remaining before letting go resulting in Evans-Smith faceplanting the canvas.
Sergio Pettis defeats Matt Hobar by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Pettis found himself in a fight in the first round when he hit the mat after eating a hook, then getting taken down again once he got back to his feet. However, as the round progressed Pettis began to warm to the fight and started to make his mark in the striking department. Then he really took the reigns in the second round and gave Hobar all he could handle on the feet and on the mat. Hobar managed to make it through to the final five minutes and showed heart to keep pushing forward, but despite opting for a more cautious approach than before Pettis was still able to edge the action to earn a decision win.
Clay Collard defeats Alex White by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
A fun, competitive fight starts of the evening’s entertainment with Collard edging out White by decision. Collard generally had the upperhand in the first 10 minutes of the fight and had some good moments in the second round in particular, hurting White with a left hook early and then threatening with a triangle choke in the final minute. White survived though and with Collard starting to tire in the final round his tenacity started to pay off, leaving his opponent with a bloodied nose as he turned up the pressure, but it proved to be too little too late for him.