Stay tuned to https://mmainsight.com this evening for all the UFC Fight Night 41 results live as they happen from Berlin, Germany.
The prelims are expected to get underway at 12.30pm ET (5.30pm UK) with the main card going live at 3pm ET (8pm UK).
Gegard Mousasi defeats Mark Munoz by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3.57mins of Rd1
C.B. Dollaway defeats Francis Carmont by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Sean Strickland defeats Luke Barnatt by split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
Niklas Bäckström defeats Niklas Backstrom by submission (choke) at 4.15mins of Rd1
Nick Hein defeats Drew Dober by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Good scrap here. Hein’s judo was the biggest factor in the first round, leading to some nice takedowns, but his striking looked crisp too and he opened up a cut above Dober’s eye. The German had less success in the second round with takedowns, but was landing some counters and took his opponents back while standing at one point. Dober was able to shunt him off though and end up on top where he did some grinding work in the final 90 seconds. Despite his cut now being bad enough to force a brief stoppage to allow a doctor to take a look at him, Dober showed his toughness by relentlessly pressing forward in the final five minutes, but while he was aggressive and did land some shots, Hein was doing well under pressure, landing more often with harder shots on the counter to help ensure a victory in his UFC debut.
Magnus Cedenblad defeats Krzysztof Jotko by submission (guillotine choke) at 4.59mins of Rd2
Cedenblad looked the better of the two men on the night and sealed the deal with just a second to go in the middle stanza, dropping back with a guillotine choke to produce the tap.
Iuri Alcantara defeats Vaughan Lee by TKO at 0.25mins of Rd1
Alcantara demolished lee just 25 seconds into the fight, clobbering him with an overhand right that landed awkwardly to the top of the head, then a single punch on the way to the mat seemed to send him limp for a moment before the referee stepped in, though it was officially marked down as a TKO.
Peter Sobotta defeats Pawel Pawlak by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Relatively easy win for Sobotta in front of his home fans, proving himself to be the superior striker and securing takedowns in the later rounds into the bargain for his best performance to date in the UFC.
Maximo Blanco defeats Andy Ogle by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
There was a crazy start to this fight as Blanco came sprinting out at the opening bell and dropped Ogle with a flying front kick to the face. Blanco blasted him with more offense on the mat, but Ogle somehow survived and despite continuing to come off second best and his face looking worse for wear he made it to the end of the round. In the second he then managed to get back into the fight by getting Blanco to the mat and taking his back, working patiently for a rear-naked choke. He couldn’t get it and Blanco eventually reversed him in the final minute, but it was still his round. In the last round Blanco was able to keep the fight standing and was able to get the better of Ogle in that regard, and a spinning head kick that found his mark ensured that the round and the decision were going to go in his favor.
Ruslan Magomedov defeats Viktor Pesta by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
The best action in the opening bout of the evening came in the first round as Magamedov rocked Pesta with hook and a head kick, only to find himself dropped soon after as he tried to capitalize on the situation. Pesta landed some good ground and pound, but was still dazed himself and couldn’t finish his opponent. Magomedov rebounded in the final two rounds though, getting the better of the striking and stuffing the majority of the tired looking Pesta’s takedowns to earn the decision victory.