Stay tuned to https://mmainsight.com this evening for all the UFC 185 results live as they happen in Texas.

The prelims will get underway around 6.30pm ET (10.30pm UK) with the main card going live at 10pm ET (2am UK).

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Main Card:

Rafael dos Anjos defeats Anthony Pettis by unanimous decision (50-45 x3)

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeats Carla Esparza at 4.17mins of Rd2

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Johny Hendricks defeats Matt Brown by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

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Alistair Overeem defeats Roy Nelson by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

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Henry Cejudo defeats Chris Cariaso by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

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Prelims:

Ross Pearson defeats Sam Stout by KO at 1.33mins of Rd2

Big highlight reel finish for Pearson here after a competitive stand-up battle with Stout. As the two men exchanged in close Pearson found Stout’s chin with a huge left hook that sent him flying backwards to the mat. A dazed Stout was then met with a big blow from Pearson to seal the KO victory.

Elias Theodorou defeats Roger Narvaez by TKO at 4.07mins of Rd2

In the opening round Narvaez was getting the better of the stand-up action as he timed his counters well. Undeterred Theodorou looked to push the pace in the second round and was having success landing hard kicks to the legs and body. That seemed to slow down Narvaez as the round progressed and while it wasn’t apparent right away, one of them ended up breaking his arm. At that point he wilted and before long Theodorou had him on the mat dropping down repeated blows to his head. Narvaez tried to survive and find a way back to his feet, but it wasn’t happening and the ref stepped in to award Theodorou a TKO victory in the final minute of the round.

Beneil Dariush defeats Daron Cruickshank by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2.48mins of Rd2

We know all about Cruickshank’s impressive arsenal of kicks, but tonight Dariush showed he’s a force to be reckoned with in that regard to. He showed big power in his kicks to the body and legs during this fight which were undoubtedly taking some of the wind out of Cruickshank’s sails and throwing him off his own striking game. So much so in fact that in the second round Cruickshank was starting to look for takedowns to change things up and that proved to be a costly mistake since being on the mat is Dariush’s bread and butter. Dariush was able to take his back but found himself too high up for a rear-naked choke and so thought about an armbar instead. Cruickshank managed to escape that attempt, but couldn’t break free entirely and fell back into a tight rear-naked choke that forced the tap.

Jared Rosholt defeats Josh Copeland by TKO at 3.12mins of Rd3

A somewhat sloppy heavyweight encounter on the feet for the most part here with both men winging single, telegraphed shots at each other. Wrestling is Rosholt’s bread and butter though and when he was able to get the fight there he was able to take control of the action. That paid off in the third round when a takedown led to some damaging ground and pound that forced a TKO stoppage.

Ryan Benoit defeats Sergio Pettis by TKO at 1.34mins of Rd2

Wow, big upset here. For the vast majority of this fight Pettis looked to be in control with superior stand-up and nice work with takedown attempts and even a slick reversal on the mat. Benoit was getting beaten up and the damage was mounting on his face in particular. however, out of the blue in the second round Benoit suddenly connected with a flush left hook that dropped Pettis and completely turned the fight on his head. Benoit started hammering away with ground and pound while a groggy Pettis managed to roll onto his knees, but then just turtled up as more punches rained down on him. He’d had enough and the ref did the right thing stopping the fight. However, Benoit then marred a big comeback win by kicking Pettis once while he was still down a few moments after the fight was stopped which brought boos from the crowd.

Joseph Duffy defeats Jake Lindsey by TKO at 1.47mins of Rd1

Excellent debut for Duffy as he showed off some very good boxing against Lindsey before suddenly connecting upstairs with a kick that had his opponent rocked. He then followed up with hard left and right body shots that sunk Lindsey to the canvas and ended the fight.

Germaine de Randamie defeats Larissa Pacheco by TKO at 2.02mins of Rd2

Muay Thai specialist De Randamie dominated the much younger Pacheco here from start to finish, cracking her with solid jabs, powerful crosses and nasty uppercuts throughout the fight before one such onslaught had the Brazilian practically out on her feet forcing a stoppage from the ref.

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