In the main event between ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor and ‘The Diamond’ Dustin Poirier. Poirier knocked out Conor McGregor and stunned the world. Along with this, the multiple times Bellator champion Michael Chandler also makes a high-impact debut against Dan Hooker by knocking him in the very first round at the co-main event.
UFC 257 Live Updates (Main Event): Dustin Poirier def Conor McGregor via TKO
Round 1: The much anticipated main events is here now, both the fighters touched the gloves and fight starts. Poirier ties up with McGregor and ‘The Notorious’ hits him with his shoulders. Conor has his back against the fence and Poirier lands a hard knee to the body.
Conor lands a hard elbow and Poirier looked stunned for a moment and McGregor continues his striking. They traded some shots before the round ends.
Round 2: McGregor absorbs a low kick and Poirier is back against the fence. McGregor lands a kick of his own. Poirier hits him with a hard leg kick, McGregor changes his stance. Poirier lands a hard jab and McGregor looks stunned and Poirier senses it he is landing some rutheless shots.
Poirier connects with one more punch and McGregor is out. Holy Smokes! Dustin Poirier knocked out Conor McGregor six year after their initial meeting. Score is 1-1 now.
Result: Dustin Poirier def Conor McGregor via TKO (Punches) (Round 2, 2;32)
UFC 257 Live Updates (Co-Main Event): Michael Chandler def Dan Hooker via TKO
Round 1: Chandler started the round by hitting a straight right to the face of Hooker. Hooker stays patient and tries a couple of kicks, Chandler punches to his body. Hooker lands a solid kick and Chandler is punches Hooker with a body shot. Hooker is down and Chandler blasts him off with dozen of body shots and it’s done Hooker is out.
What an impressive debut by Michael Chandler.
Result: Michael Chandler def Dan Hooker via TKO (Punches) (Round 1, 2:30)
UFC 257 Live Updates: Joanne Calderwood def Jessica Eye via UD (Main Card)
Round 1: Eye rushes in the starting of the round and tied Calderwood in clinch and landed big shots. Calderwood pressures Eye against the fence and Eye punches her right in the face to create separation. Calderwood lands some nice kicks and shoots for a takedown.
Calderwood lands a pair of knees and Eye forced her to stay low and lands a head kick. Calderwood lands a kick on the head and both of them traded body kicks before the round ends.
Round 2: Calderwood opens the round with a body kick and Eye tried to build pressure. Calderwood seems comfortable, she is moving nicely inside the Octagon. Calderwood fired back some shots and they continue to trade punches. This fight is turning into an absolute brawl and the horn sounds.
Round 3: Calderwood opens the final round with a body kick and Eye dragged her to the ground but Calderwood showed good balance and showed resistance against the cage. Calderwood clinches up and lands a pair of knees to the body. Eye dives in legs but Calderwood again survived.
Calderwood lands a body kick and Eye shoots for a late takedown and it’s done now judges will decide the winner in this close contest.
Result: Joanne Calderwood def Jessica Eye via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,29-28)
UFC 257 Live Updates: Makhmud Muradov def Andrew Sanchez via TKO (Main Card)
Round 1: Muradov started the round with a pair of low kicks and Sanchez’s legs gets caught badly. Muradov steps in with a left uppercut and Sanchez replies him with a head kick. Muradov is pressuring forward and Sanchez counters him with punches. Muradov shoots a late takedown but the horn sounds.
Round 2: Sanchez lands a nice right hand to start the fight and he’s putting solid pressure on Muradov. Sanchez kicks Muradov in the groin and there is a little stoppage. They clinched against the cage but nothing much happened they break free and Muradov lands the right hook.
Sanchez responds him with punches and Muradov lands some very clean shots and Sanchez looks like stole this round.
Round 3: Both men swing at the start of the third round and Muradov is starting to land some hard shots now. Sanchez peps him with a jab and Muradov just misses a massive leg kick. Muradov lands a solid uppercut and Sanchez tries to retreat but his legs are shaking he got hit hard.
Muradov landed a flying knee followed by fury of punches and Sanchez is hurt he is badly hurt and it’s done Muradov won the fight.
Result: Makhmud Muradov def Andrew Sanchez via TKO (Punches) (Round 3,2:59)
UFC 257 Live Updates: Marina Rodriguez def Amanda Ribas via TKO (Main Card)
Round 1: Ribas started the round by throwing a nice punch combination and Rodriguez counters her with a right hand. Ribas lands a pair of jabs and secures a takedown. She settles and tries to create some space by short punches. Both of them keep chipping away with some small shots and rounds ends.
Round 2: Rodriguez landed some of the big right hands to start the round and than lands a knee from the clinch. Rodriguez lands a massive left hand and Ribas is down, she furies punches on her and Ribas is hurt. She walks away thinking Herb Dean stopped the fight.
Dean tells her to continue and Rodriguez comes forward and hit her with one more punch and Ribas can’t stand she is shaking. Herb Dean can’t take it anymore. Rodriguez secures biggest win of her UFC carrier.
Result: Marina Rodriguez def Amanda Ribas via TKO (Punches) (Round 2, 0:54)
UFC 257 Live Updates: Arman Tsarukyan def Matt Frevola via UD (Prelims Card)
Round 1: The fight started with a wild exchange between both fighters and Frevola gets a little too wild on one punch Tsarukyan secures a takedown. Frevola tried to switch but Tsarukyan is all over him he lands some nice shots on the body of Frevola.
Both of them get back in standing again and Tsarukyan lands nice knees to the body. Frevola is staying on his legs but Tsarukyan is still landing those heavy shots and the horn sounds.
Round 2: Tsarukyan shoots for a takedown in the first 20 seconds of the round and Frevola is down again. Tsarukyan settles in full guard but he postures up and lands some nasty shots. Frevola battles him to stand up and Tsarukyan is in complete control. Frevola can’t get out from the ground position and Tsarukyan dominates him.
Round 3: Frevola lands a straight right hand at the start of the fight, he knows that he needs to secure a finish to win this fight. Tsarukyan scores a beautiful spinning back kick to the body and Frevola hits him with a jab and Tsarukyan shoots another takedown.
Tsarukyan again landed some heavy shots in ground and Frevola is doing everything he can to get up Tsarukyan isn’t even letting him move and the fight ends.
Result: Arman Tsarukyan def Matt Frevola via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,30-27)
UFC 257 Live Updates: Brad Tavares def Antonio Carlos Junior via UD (Prelims Card)
Round 1: Tavares started the round by targeting the legs of Carlos Junior and Junior pressed him forward and pressed him against the fence. Carlos Junior goes for a takedown but Tavares breaks free. Carlos Junior is trying all the tricks to take this fight to the ground. Tavares landed a big leg kick just before the round ends.
Round 2: Tavares started the round by kicking the legs of Carlos Junior. He replies with a solid left hand. Tavares throws a lazy leg kick and he is taken down again. Carlos Junior tries to control him from the back but Tavares escapes. Tavares lands a super clean straight right hand and the horn sounds.
Round 3: Tavares connects with a low kick in the starting of the round. Carlos Junior hits him with a jab and Tavares is mixing his kicks and punches very nicely. Carlos Junior shoots for one more takedown and Tavares’s takedown defenses are exceptional tonight he survives this one too.
Tavares lands a right hook and then a left jab. Carlos Junior burns off the last of the clock by pushing Tavares against the fence and the fight is over.
Result: Brad Tavares def Antonio Carlos Junior via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
UFC 257 Live Updates: Julianna Pena def Sara McMann via submission (Prelims Card)
Round 1: McMann starts that round with a jab straight to the face of Pena. Pena is feinting a lot that is causing McMann to react. She throws a combination of strikes and McMann commits to her first takedown. She is working for the rear-naked choke but Pena survives. She hit Pena with pair of elbows before the round ends.
Round 2: Pena is looking to put pressure on McMann in the starting of the round she hit her with some nice combinations. McMann again attempts a takedown and Pena throws some elbows from the bottom. Pena is actively striking from the bottom.
McMann tries to take her in control again and they both get up. Pena lands a nice kick to the body and McMann pushes forward with her hands and the horn sounds.
Round 3: Pena is woking behind the jab to start the final round and McMann backs herself with some punches and kicks. Pena shoots a takedown and gets it. She is trying for the rear naked choke and McMann is fighting hard to get out from it but this looks very tight and here comes the tap.
Result: Julianna Pena def Sara McMann via submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Round 3,3:39)
UFC 257 Live Updates: Marcin Prachnio def Khalil Rountree Jr via UD (Prelims Card)
Round 1: The round started with both of the fighters trading some low kicks and Prachnio pressures Rountree near the fence. Prachnio goes for a big head kick that just missed by an inch. Rountree hits him with a hard hook and Prachnio replies to him with one of his own.
Both men are standing right in front of each other and throwing their shots. Rountree stomps the knee at the same time when the horn sounds.
Round 2: Prachnio started the round by throwing some body kicks and Rountree also scores with one big body kick and getting out from his range. Prachnio lands a pair of sidekicks, Rountree gets his counter left but he eats some shots with it. They both get involved in a wild exchange just before the bell.
Round 3: Prachnio again scored the first points of the round by a big head kick and Rountree is down but he gets up real fast. Prachnio shoots for the takedown and Rountree counters with a hook. Prachnio is looking tired now he is just swinging wildly. Rountree lands a nice jab and straight left and the horn sounds.
Result: Marcin Prachnio def Khalil Rountree Jr via unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)