Stay tuned to https://mmainsight.com today for all the UFC Fight Night 30 results live as they happen from Manchester, England.
The preliminary action gets underway at around 12pm ET (5pm UK) with the main card going live at 3pm ET (8pm UK).
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Lyoto Machida defeats Mark Munoz by KO at 3.10mins of Rd1
Ross Pearson vs. Melvin Guillard is declared a no contest (illegal knee) at 1.57mins of Rd1
Jimi Manuwa defeats Ryan Jimmo by TKO at 4.41mins of Rd2
Norman Parke defeats Jon Tuck by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Nicholas Musoke defeats Alessio Sakara by submission (armbar) at 3.07mins of Rd1
John Lineker defeats Phil Harris by TKO at 2.51mins of Rd1
Al Iaquinta defeats Piotr Hallmann by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
The first round of this fight was fairly close, though Iaquinta was slightly edging it. Iaquinta started to come into his own in the second round and dropped Hallmann with a combination ending with a right hook. Hallman’s tough though and hung in there and was given time to recover as Iaquinta chose to grapple with him on the mat instead of looking for the finish on the feet. In the third Hallman had recovered enough to make a fight of it, but the end result was never really in doubt as Iaquinta continued to get the better of him in the striking department.
Luke Barnatt defeats Andrew Craig by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2.12mins of Rd2
Craig got the better of the striking for much of the first round, but the fight turned on it’s head when Barnatt dropped him with a right hand followed by a clipping left hook. Craig looked very close to being KO’d, but Barnatt reacted slowly and wasn’t able to land enough follow-up strikes on the mat to put him away and so Craig unsteadily made it to round two. He seemed to have his legs back heading into the second round, but mid-way through the round he was floored again by an uppercut from Barnatt. For the second time in the fight Barnatt started to celebrate before realizing that the job wasn’t finished. He then stepped up the pressure and that lead to him securing a rear-naked choke on his still dazed opponent.
Jessica Andrade defeats Rosi Sexton by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-27)
No doubt about who won this one – Andrade battered Sexton from pillar to post throughout the course of three rounds of fighting. Mid-way through the first round was already sporting swelling on her face, with a lump above her head particularly noticeable, as she endured a relentless barrage of strikes from the aggressive Brazilian. Towards the end of the round Sexton was also dropped with a right hook, but she kept fighting and showed exceptional toughness to continue doing so for the full 15 minutes. Her own offense was not causing her opponent any real troubles though and the fact that she was unable to get the fight to the ground where she would have had a much better chance, there never looked like a chance she was going to mount a comeback. Andrade looked good and is clearly one of the division’s best strikers, but for Sexton, after two losses in a row, this might be the end of the road for her.
Cole Miller defeats Andy Ogle by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
For the first two rounds of this fight Miller was very much bossing the action. Early he had been making an impact with his striking, but then switched to grappling with Ogle with a great deal of success. Several times he had ogle’s back and was threatening with submissions, but all credit to Ogle, he showed real determination and solid defense to survive into the third round. In the final five minutes he then took the fight to Miller, cutting him above one eye with a punch before taking him down and landing some hard elbow strikes. He continued to stay on top until the final bell, but couldn’t find a finish and Miller emerges with the judges decision.
Jim Hettes defeats Robert Whiteford by submission (triangle choke) at 2.17mins of Rd2
Whiteford looked like he might have an advantage in the striking early in the first round, but that was quickly nullified by Hettes’ superior grappling and he was all over him on the mat for much of the round. Hettes continued to test Whiteford on the mat in the second and that resulted in a slick triangle choke finish.
Bradley Scott defeats Michael Kuiper by submission (Front choke) at 4.17mins of Rd1
Scott picks up a first round win to start the evening, managing to sink in the front choke as Kuiper got back to his feet after a scramble on the mat, cranking it to force the tap.