UFC on ESPN 4 ‘Dos Anjos vs. Edwards’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

By Adam Martin Jul 20, 2019


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Domingo Pilarte vs. Felipe Dias Colares

Round 1

The first fight on the card is a bantamweight bout between Domingo Pilarte and Felipe Dias Colares. The referee is Frank Collazo. They touch gloves and the fight is on. Pilarte opens with a low kick. Colares with a nasty body kick and he immediately clinches Pilarte against the cage. Colares with some knees to the thighs. Foot stomps by Colares. Pilarte answers with some elbows. Colares starts whacking away at Pilarte with punches. Knee to the face by Colares. Pilarte finally breaks free. Colares with another big kick to the body and he clinches Pilarte again. Colares takes Pilarte down with a body lock takedown. Colares passes into side control and then moves back into half guard. Pilarte tries for an armbar but Colares slips out. Colares starts landing some massive ground and pound on Pilarte. But Pilarte uses it as an opportunity to get back up. They clinch along the fence until the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Colares
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Colares
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Colares

Round 2

Round two begins with a touch of gloves. Colares with another kick to the body and then pushes Pilarte against the cage again. Pilarte uses a kimura to drag Colares to the mat but Colares breaks free. They stand back up and now Pilarte is looking to take the back of Colares. But Colares is able to reverse things and drag Pilarte to the ground. Pilarte is looking for a kimura and uses it to reverse positions. They are back up on the feet and Pilarte is once again looking to take the back of Colares. Pilarte lands a knee to the body on Colares and then drags him down the mat. Colares looks really tired now. Colares stands back up but Pilarte is still pushing him against the fence. They break. Colares with another kick to the body and he rushes in to push Pilarte against the fence. Pilarte is looking for that kimura move again but winds up on the bottom on the mat. Colares is on top landing elbows. Strong end to the round by Colares.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Colares
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Pilarte
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Pilarte

Round 3

Round three begins and Colares immediately lands a groin strike on Pilarte. The ref calls time. Pilarte recovers quickly and the fight resumes. Colares with another kick to the body. Pilarte grabs hold of Colares and pushes him against the fence. Pilarte takes the back of Colares and drags him to the mat. Pilarte has his hooks in and is working on a neck crank. Pilarte is having trouble putting Colares away. Colares is actually landing some strikes to the head of Pilarte while he looks for the choke. Pilarte is working on a rear-naked choke but it’s too little too late. We now head to the judges’ scorecards.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Pilarte (29-28 Colares)
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Pilarte (29-28 Pilarte)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Pilarte (29-28 Pilarte)

The Official Result

Felipe Dias Colares def. Domingo Pilarte via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Mario Bautista vs. Jin Soo Son

Round 1

The next bout is a bantamweight contest between Jin Soo Son and Mario Bautista. The referee is Kerry Hatley. They touch gloves and this fight is on. They both bounce around and Son connects with a straight right. Bautista lands a right hook and then clinches Son and lands a knee. They trade straight rights. Bautista lands a long straight right. Low kick by Bautista. Son with a straight right that connects right on the chin. Low kick by Son. Low kick by Bautista. They clinch and Bautista lands a knee to the body. Straight right by Bautista. Son returns with a straight right. Son with a jumping knee. Kick to the body by Bautista. Son clinches Bautista against the fence but Bautista reverses positions. Son explodes and reverses position and they break. Bautista with a low kick. Jab by Son. He connects on a 1-2 as Bautista moves in. Close round.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Bautista
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Bautista
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Bautista

Round 2

Round two begins. Son lands a left hook then moves forward and pushes Bautista against the fence. Son is able to drag Bautista to the mat but Bautista gets right back up and is now looking for a kimura. Son fights him off. They break. Son changes levels and completes a double leg takedown but Bautista gets right back up. They trade hooks and then Son lands an elbow. Bautista moves forward and lands a straight right. Bautista with some shoulder strikes from the clinch. Left hook by Bautita and then a right elbow. Jab by Son. He drops Son with a straight right but Son gets back up quickly. Son pushes Bautista against the fence but Bautista breaks free. Low kick by Son. Right hook by Son. Bautista with an elbow. This is a crazy round. Bautista changes levels for a double leg takedown but can’t get it and the round is over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Bautista
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Bautista
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Bautista

Round 3

Round three begins. They exchange a series of punches to start the round once again. Son lands a left hook to the body. Left hook by Son to the head and Bautista counters with a straight right. They clinch and Son lands an elbow. Knee to the body by Son. Elbows by Bautista. Straight right by Bautista. Son changes levels for a double leg takedown but Bautista stuffs it. Now Son drags Bautista to the mat with a body lock takedown but Bautista stands right back up. Left hook to the body and head by Son and Bautista returns with a straight right. These guys are just slugging it out. Son digs in to the body yet again. Bautista lands a left hook to the body of his own. These guys are just swinging it out right now. Crazy fight. Nasty uppercut by Son. Bautista with a left hook. Knee to the body by Son. The final bell rings and the fight is over. What a fight.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Son (29-28 Bautista)
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Bautista (30-27 Bautista)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Bautista (30-27 Bautista)

The Official Result

Mario Bautista def. Jin Soo Son via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Ray Borg vs. Gabriel Silva

Round 1

Another bantamweight fight is on deck, this time between Ray Borg and Gabriel Silva. The referee is Dan Miragliotta. They touch gloves and the fight is on. Borg tries to get inside but Silva lands a right hook. Silva clinches Borg and lands a knee but this is what Borg wanted as he prefers to grapple. Borg pushes Silva against the fence. Borg is looking for a single leg takedown but Silva stuffs it and reverses positions. Now Silva is looking for a single leg but Borg looks for a guillotine and drops to his back. Borg can’t get it and now Silva is in top position. Silva looks to take the back of Borg but Borg explodes and escapes. Borg looks for a single leg again but Silva reveres positions and is now looking to take the back of Borg. Silva drags Borg to the mat. Borg scrambles and gets out of it but the round is over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Silva
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Silva
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Silva

Round 2

Round two begins. Borg shoots for a double leg takedown and completes it. Now Borg is in top position but Silva scrambles and gets on top himself. Borg is looking for a guillotine choke and it looks pretty tight. Silva breaks free from the guillotine. Borg scrambles and gets to the fence but Silva takes the back of Borg. But Borg is able to scramble and escape. Now Borg has the back of Silva. Now Silva escapes and the fight is back on the feet. Borg immediately shoots for a single leg takedown and completes it. Borg takes the back of Silva again. He can’t get the choke but Borg should take the round.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Borg
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Borg
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Borg

Round 3

Round three begins. Silva immediately pushes Borg against the cage but Borg reverses position. Borg picks Silva up and slams him to the mat in thunderous fashion, ending up on top. Silva is able to explode and get back up. But Borg once again pushes Silva against the cage. He slams Silva to the ground for a second time this round. Silva gets back up and once again Borg slams him to the mat. Borg lands in side control and is now looking to take the back of Silva. Borg can’t get the rear naked choke but he continues to stick to Silva like glue against the fence and land some nasty punches. Borg ends the rounds punching Silva against the cage and he should get the decision here.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Borg (29-28 Borg)
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Borg (29-28 Borg)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Borg (29-28 Borg)

The Official Result

Ray Borg def. Gabriel Silva via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Roxanne Modafferi vs. Jennifer Maia

Round 1

Up next is a women’s catchweight bout (129lbs) between Roxanne Modafferi and Jennifer Maia, who missed weight. The referee is Jacob Montalvo. Modafferi lands a straight right immediately. Maia lands a 1-2 combination. Modafferi looks to drag Maia down to the mat but Maia stays upright. Modafferi is pushing Maia against the cage but Maia switches positions. They break. Modafferi changes levels for a double leg takedown but Maia stuffs it. Maia reveres positions. They scramble and Modafferi briefly ends up on the bottom but they she gets back up. Maia is once again pushing Modafferi against the cage. Maia lands a knee from the clinch before the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Maia
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Maia
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Maia

Round 2

Round two begins. Modafferi moves forward and lands a straight right. Maia lands an overhand right. Modafferi pushes Maia against the cage but Maia reverses position. Maia lands a 1-2 combination and breaks. Jab by Maia. Another overhand right by Maia. Modafferi pushes Maia against the cage again but Maia shrugs her off. Maia throws Modafferi to the ground like a rag doll. Modafferi gets back up and pushes Maia against the fence but once again Maia reverses positions. Modafferi reverses positions again and shoves Maia against the cage. Maia reverses positions just before the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Maia
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Maia
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Maia

Round 3

Round three begins and Modafferi needs a finish. Modafferi is walking forward throwing punches but Maia keeps slipping them and countering. Modafferi shoves Maia against the cage again. They break. Maia with a nasty uppercut. Modafferi is walking forward but Maia counters her every time. Now Maia has Modafferi clinched up against the cage. Maia lands some heavy punches and then a knee. They break. Modafferi continues marching forward with Maia landing counters. The fight is over and Maia should win easily on the scorecards.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Maia (30-27 Maia)
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Maia (30-27 Maia)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Maia (30-27 Maia)

The Official Result

Jennifer Maia def. Roxanne Modafferi via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Sam Alvey vs. Klidson Abreu

Round 1

The next fight is a light heavyweight matchup between Sam Alvey and Klidson Abreu. The referee is Jacob Montalvo. No touch of gloves between these two. Front kick by Abreu. Straight right by Abreu and he uses it to get inside and push Alvey against the fence. Alvey is able to reverse position and now he’s the one doing the pushing. Abreu reveres back. Abreu lands a knee to the groin and the referee breaks them up. Abreu attempts a head kick that Alvey blocks. Low kick by Alvey. Abreu moves forward and pushes Alvey against the fence again but they break quickly. Abreu lands a massive overhand left. Low kick by Alvey. Low kick by Abreu. Alvey with a straight left. Abreu lands a wild overhand right just before the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Abreu
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Abreu
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Abreu

Round 2

Round two begins. Abreu moves forward and lands another overhand right. Low kick by Abreu. Abreu lands a flying knee and then follow-up punches near the fence. Low kick by Abreu. Alvey lands a straight left. Another low kick by Abreu. Now Abreu changes levels and completes a double leg takedown. Abreu scrambles and takes the back of Alvey. Abreu is looking for an arm-triangle choke but Alvey uses it as an opportunity to get on top. Abreu is able to scramble and stand back up. Alvey pushes Abreu against the cage. They break and the round is over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Abreu
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Abreu
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Abreu

Round 3

Round three begins and Alvey likely needs a finish. Abreu moves forward and lands a kick to the body. Alvey looks for a straight left but Abreu evades it. Alvey blocks an Abreu head kick attempt. Abreu kicks Alvey in the body. Low kick by Abreu. Now Abreu looks for a flying knee but Alvey blocks it and just misses landing a counter overhand right. Abreu lands an overhand left. Alvey pushes forward and lands a nasty right hook to the chin of Abreu. Now Abreu lands a low kick. Abreu changes levels and looks for a single leg takedown but Alvey stuffs it and pushes Abreu against the fence. They break. Abreu moves forward and lands a nasty left hook. Alvey just missing landing a straight left. Low kick by Alvey. The fight is over and now we’ll see what the judges have to say.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Alvey (29-28 Abreu)
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Alvey (29-28 Abreu)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Alvey (29-28 Abreu)

The Official Result

Klidson Abreu def. Sam Alvey via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Raquel Pennington vs. Irene Aldana

Round 1

A women’s bantamweight bout between Irene Aldana and Raquel Pennington is up next. Frank Colazzo is the referee. They touch gloves. Pennington lands a kick to the body. Pennington with a double jab and Aldana lands a counter straight right. Pennington lands a straight right. Double jab by Pennington and then a low kick. Aldana lands a low kick now. Pennington pushes forward with another straight right. Pennington with the jab. Low kick by Aldana. She moves forward and lands a jab. Low kick by Aldana. Jab by Aldana. Jab and low kick combo by Aldana. Pennington shoots for a single leg takedown but Aldana stuffs it. Low kick by Pennington and the round is over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Aldana
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Aldana
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Aldana

Round 2

Round two begins. Low kick by Pennington. She lands a straight right. Aldana lands an uppercut. Left hook by Aldana but Pennington returns fire with a straight right. Aldana with a straight right. Aldana is doing a great job of staying busy in this fight. Pennington answers with a straight right that wobbles Aldana. Jab by Aldana. She lands a straight right to the body and then a knee to the body. Pennington doesn’t like that and pushes Aldana against the fence. Knee to the body by Pennington. She drops for a double leg but Aldana is doing a great job of defending and reverses positions. They break. Pennington shoots for another double leg takedown but Aldana keeps it upright yet again. She can’t get it and the round is over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Pennington
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Pennington
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Pennington

Round 3

Round three begins. Pennington lands a kick to the body. She shoots for a single leg but Aldana stuffs it. Aldana lands a straight right. Pennington grabs hold of a single leg and is able to throw Aldana to the mat. Aldana is going for a heel hook but Pennington defends it. Aldana switches to a calf slicer. Aldana is looking to take the back of Pennington but Pennington starts whacking away at the head of Aldana. Now Aldana is looking for a kneebar but Pennington scrambles and is now looking for an arm-triangle choke. Aldana defends it nicely. Aldana rolls for a kneebar but the round is over and we are off to the judges yet again.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Pennington (29-28 Pennington)
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Pennington (29-28 Pennington)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Pennington (29-28 Pennington)

The Official Result

Raquel Pennington def. Irene Aldana via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Alex Caceres vs. Steven Peterson

Round 1

The final preliminary card bout is a featherweight matchup between Alex Caceres and Steven Peterson. The referee is Dan Miragliotta. Peterson moves forward but Caceres catches him with a massive body kick. Peterson lands a low kick. Peterson with a straight right. Caceres lands a straight left. Peterson with a front kick. Low kick by Peterson. Uppercut by Caceres. Low kick by Peterson. Kick to the body by Peterson. Caceres cracks Peterson with a straight left. Peterson with an overhand left. Caceres with a kick to the body but Peterson counters him with a left hook. Peterson throws Caceres to the mat and is looking for a rear-naked choke. The choke is tight but Caceres is somehow able to defend it. The round is over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Peterson
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Peterson
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Peterson

Round 2

Round two begins. Low kick by Peterson. Right hook by Caceres. He lands a high kick but Peterson isn’t phased by it. Low kick by Peterson. Straight right by Peterson. He continues to stalk Caceres around the cage but Caceres is doing a good job of being elusive. They clinch up and Peterson lands a knee. Caceres lands a nasty straight left as Peterson walks forward. Now Peterson connects on an overhand right. Peterson with a high kick. Straight left by Caceres. Peterson with a straight right. Caceres with a high kick. Peterson returns fire with a low kick and the round is soon over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Caceres
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Caceres
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Caceres

Round 3

The third and final round begins. Caceres lands a kick to the body. Peterson is just chasing Caceres around the Octagon at this point. Peterson lands a low kick. Peterson lands a straight left as he walks forward. Peterson moves forward but Caceres counters with a straight left. Caceres with a punch to the body. Peterson continues to move forward but Caceres is countering him every time. Caceres throws a low kick but Peterson catches it and throws Caceres to the ground. Peterson ends the round on top throwing ground and pound and now we head to the judges’ scorecards for a decision.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Peterson (29-28 Peterson)
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Peterson (29-28 Peterson)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Peterson (29-28 Peterson)

The Official Result

Alex Caceres def. Steven Peterson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Ben Rothwell vs. Andrei Arlovski

Round 1

The first fight on the main card is a heavyweight rematch between veteran Andrei Arlovski and Ben Rothwell. The referee is Kerry Hatley. They touch gloves. Arlovski lands a kick to the body. Rothwell connects on an overhand right. Arlovski lands an overhand right of his own. Kick to the body by Arlovski. Low kick by Arlovski. Rothwell with a left hook. Arlovski lands a low kick and Rothwell returns with one of his own. Arlovski with an overhand right. Spinning back fist by Arlovski. He lands a left hook and backs Rothwell up. Jab by Arlovski. Rothwell with an overhand right. Low kick by Arlovski. Rothwell with a jab. Kick to the body by Rothwell. Low kick by Arlovski. Big overhand right by Rothwell. Jab by Rothwell. Arlovski with a jab that stuns Rothwell. Arlovski with a straight right. Spinning back fist by Arlovski and Rothwell eats it. Jab by Arlovski. Huge first round by Arlovski.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Arlovski
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Arlovski
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Rothwell

Round 2

Round two begins. They exchange heavy punches to begin the round. Arlovski moves forward and Rothwell lands an uppercut. Straight right by Arlovski. Rothwell connects on a right hook. Rothwell pushes Arlovski against the fence. Rothwell lands punches to the body from inside the clinch and they break. Arlovski with a 1-2 combination. Rothwell with a left hook. Arlovski lands a spinning back kick to the body. Rothwell with a 1-2 combination. Arlovski with a jab. Low kick by Arlovski. Now an uppercut before the round ends. He looks great tonight.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Arlovski
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Arlovski
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Arlovski

Round 3

The third round begins and Rothwell needs a finish. Arlovski continues to be fast and sharp with his punches to begin this round. Big left hook by Rothwell. Arlovski eats it and works off his jab. They clinch against the fence. Rothwell is able to bully Arlovski down to the mat but Arlovski gets right back up. Arlovski continues to move forward. Rothwell lands a huge left hook and he has Arlovski hurt against the fence. Arlovski looks exhausted. Rothwell with a right hook. Both guys are just exhausted and clinch up. The fight is soon over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Rothwell (29-28 Arlovski)
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Arlovski (30-27 Arlovski)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Arlovski (29-28 Arlovski)

The Official Result

Andrei Arlovski def. Ben Rothwell via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Alexander Hernandez vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Round 1

It’s time for a lightweight bout between Alexander Hernandez and Francisco Trinaldo. The referee is Frank Collazo. Hernandez comes out flying with a side kick. Trinaldo connects on a long straight right. Hernandez explodes forward with a straight right of his own. Hernandez is circling around Trinaldo, who has posted up in the center of the Octagon. Trinaldo lands a counter straight right after connecting on a kick by Hernandez. Trinaldo lands a low blow that hurts Hernandez and the referee calls time. Time is back in. The round is soon over, but not before Trinaldo lands a flying knee just before the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Hernandez
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Trinaldo
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Trinaldo

Round 2

Round two begins. Trinaldo pushes forward and lands a high kick. Hernandez pushes forward and grabs a hold of Trinaldo, but shakes him off. Hernandez is unable to land anything on Trinaldo right now, but Trinaldo isn’t doing much either. Hernandez lands an overhand right. Trinaldo walks forward and lands a high kick. Neither guy really landed much that round and it’s soon over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Trinaldo
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Trinaldo
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Hernandez

Round 3

The third round begins and right now it could be in either guy’s favor. Hernandez shoves Trinaldo against the fence. They break. Trinaldo throws a kick but slips and Hernandez is unable to take advantage of the slip. There just really isn’t much happening in this fight. Trinaldo has been planted in the center of the Octagon while Hernandez has danced around him. Hernandez finally starts to pick it up near the end of the round but he just hasn’t landed much of anything. Weird fight, and who knows how the judges will score it.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Hernandez (29-28 Hernandez)
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Hernandez (29-28 Trinaldo)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Hernandez (29-28 Hernandez)

The Official Result

Alexander Hernandez def. Francisco Trinaldo via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

James Vick vs. Dan Hooker

Round 1

It’s time for a lightweight bout between James Vick and Dan Hooker. The referee is Kerry Hatley. Hooker moves forward and lands a low kick. Vick returns with one of his own. Hooker with a flurry of punches and Vick returns with a combination of his own. Another low kick by Hooker. Vick moves forward and lands a straight right. Low kick by Vick. Left hook by Hooker. High kick by Hooker. Left hook by Hooker and he drops Vick. Hooker rushes down to the mat and finishes Vick off with some nasty ground and pound for a huge knockout win.

The Official Result

Dan Hooker def. James Vick via KO (Punches) R1, 2:33

Greg Hardy vs. Juan Adams

Round 1

It’s time for a heavyweight bout between Greg Hardy and Juan Adams. The referee is Dan Miragliotta. No touch of gloves. Adams touches Hardy’s chin with a jab. Hardy with a straight right. Adams with another jab. He shoots for a single leg takedown but Hardy stuffs it and lands on top. Hardy is wailing away on Adams as he holds onto a single leg takedown. The referee stops the fight as Adams just isn’t defending himself. Biggest win of Hardy’s career.

The Official Result

Greg Hardy def. Juan Adams via TKO (Punches) R1, 0:25

Alexey Oleynik vs. Walt Harris

Round 1

Next up is the co-main event between heavyweights Alexey Oleynik and Walt Harris. The referee is Jacob Montalvo. Harris lands a massive jump knee and then a huge straight left and Oleynik is down and out. Harris follows him to the mat and doesn’t even have time to land any more ground and pound as the referee jumps in and saves Oleynik. Wow, what a massive win for Harris, by far the biggest of his career.

The Official Result

Walt Harris def. Alexey Oleynik via KO (Punches) R1, 0:12

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Leon Edwards

Round 1

We have finally arrived at the main event, a five-round welterweight bout between Leon Edwards and Rafael dos Anjos. Dan Miragliotta is the referee. Both men come out in the southpaw stance, which should make for an interesting matchup. Edwards explodes forwards with a combination of strikes. He grabs hold of dos Anjos and takes him down a body lock takedown. Edwards lands a nasty elbow from up down. Dos Anjos is looking to sweep Edwards but Edwards regains the full guard. Edwards lands a knee to the body. He is now looking to take the back but dos Anjos stands back up and breaks free. Dos Anjos lands a right hook to the body but Edwards returns fire with an elbow. Dos Anjos lands a low kick. Edwards clinches up dos Anjos and they break and the round is over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Edwards
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Edwards
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Edwards

Round 2

Round two begins. Dos Anjos lands a straight left. Edwards returns fire with a right hook. Edwards drops down for a single leg takedown but dos Anjos stuffs it nicely. They clinch along the fence but break. Edwards lands a nasty elbow. Low kick by dos Anjos. Now dos Anjos pushes Edwards against the cage. They break and Edwards lands another big elbow. Dos Anjos lands a low kick and Edwards falls down to the mat. Dos Anjos lands on top of him and is working in half guard. Edwards is able to explode and get back to his feet. Edwards with a jab and then fires off a 1-2 combination. Low kick by dos Anjos. He lands a straight left. The round comes to a close.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 dos Anjos
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 dos Anjos
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 dos Anjos

Round 3

Round three begins. The doctor checks out the cut on the face of dos Anjos but says he’s okay to fight. Dos Anjos lands a kick to the body. He pushes forward and changes levels for a single leg takedown. Edwards stuffs it. He lands a straight left that re-opens the cut on dos Anjos. Another straight left by Edwards. Now Edwards lands a high kick. Dos Anjos changes levels and shoots for a double leg takedown but Edwards stuffs it and reverses positions along the fence. Edwards is pummelling the body of dos Anjos with punches. The referee decides to break them up because Edwards grabbed the fence. Front kick by Edwards. Dos Anjos shoots for a body lock takedown but Edwards reverses positions once again. They break and the round is over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Edwards
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Edwards
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Edwards

Round 4

Round four begins. Both men exchange punches right away. Dos Anjos mixes things up and lands a kick to the body. Low kick by Edwards. Dos Anjos moves in and lands a right hook to the body. Straight left by Edwards. He lands a vicious elbow. Straight left by Edwards. Dos Anjos moves forward and attempts a flying knee but Edwards catches it and throws him to the mat. Edwards ends up on top and is now looking for the back but dos Anjos is defending it nicely. Dos Anjos gets back to his feet but Edwards pushes him against the cage. The round is soon over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Edwards
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Edwards
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Edwards

Round 5

The fifth and final round begins. Dos Anjos likely needs a finish if he wants to beat Edwards, who looks to have a comfortable lead. They touch gloves and the last round begins. Dos Anjos clinches Edwards against the fence. They break. Dos Anjos keeps pushing forward. Edwards grabs hold of him and pushes dos Anjos against the cage. Low kick by dos Anjos. He lands an uppercut. Dos Anjos continues to truck forward and try to win this fight in the last minutes. Low kick by dos Anjos. Right hook by dos Anjos. He throws a kick but Edwards catches it and clinches dos Anjos against the cage. The round is soon over, and Edwards just picked up the biggest win of his career to date.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Edwards (49-46 Edwards)
Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Edwards (49-46 Edwards)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Edwards (49-46 Edwards)

The Official Result

Leon Edwards def. Rafael dos Anjos via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
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