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UFC Vegas 11: Covington vs Woodley Fight Results

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UFC will close out its latest string of events at UFC APEX with a heated welterweight clash that will see former interim champion and No. 2 ranked contender Colby Covington take on former champion and No. 5 Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11. In another thrilling welterweight bout guaranteed to deliver fireworks, long-time UFC fan favorite Donald Cerrone faces fellow finisher Niko Price.

Covington (15-2, fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) aims to get the last laugh after trading numerous verbal barbs with his former training partner, Woodley. A NCAA Division I wrestler who pushes a relentless pace, Covington has delivered memorable victories against former UFC champions Robbie Lawler and Rafael Dos Anjos, as well as perennial contender Demian Maia. Covington now hopes to add yet another former UFC titleholder to his hit list to once again secure a shot at the championship.
 
Woodley (19-5-1, fighting out of St. Louis, Mo.), who held the belt for almost three years, will go down as one of the most dominant titleholders in UFC welterweight history. After dethroning Robbie Lawler via first-round knockout, Woodley netted memorable title defenses against Stephen Thompson, Demian Maia and Darren Till. Woodley now plans to put his most heated rivalry to bed by delivering another sensational knockout win.
 
UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+: COVINGTON vs. WOODLEY will take place Saturday, September 19 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas with all fights carried exclusively on ESPN+ in English and Spanish.

 

Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley Faceoff for UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley

 

UFC Vegas 11 Results

The main card begins at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with the prelims kicking off at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT.

UFC Vegas 11 Prelims

Tyson Nam def Jerome Rivera by TKO, 0:34, R2
UFC Vegas 11: Tyson Nam Post-fight Interview
UFC Vegas 11: Tyson Nam Post-fight Interview
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Tyson Nam talks about his second-round knockout at UFC Vegas 11


Hawaiian veteran Tyson Nam earned his second consecutive UFC win in the bantamweight opener, stopping recent Contender Series competitor Jerome Rivera in round two.

Rivera was busy while using plenty of lateral movement in the opening frame, and though he scored with a lot of leg kicks, the power was on the side of Nam, who was clearly looking to land his right hand, clocking Rivera with one that got the newcomer’s attention with two minutes left.

Tyson Nam TKOs Jerome Rivera at UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley
Tyson Nam TKOs Jerome Rivera at UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley
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In the second, Nam landed with that right once more, and this time, it spelled the beginning of the end, as the knockdown led to a barrage of ground strikes that brought in referee Chris Tognoni to halt the bout at the 34-second mark.

With the win, Nam moves to 20-11-1. Rivera falls to 10-3.

Andre Ewell (29-28 x 2) def Irwin Rivera (29-28) by Split Decision

Bantamweights Andre Ewell and Irwin Rivera put together an entertaining three-rounder, but it was Ewell who got the nod via split decision.

Scores were 29-28 twice and 28-29 for Ewell, now 17-6. Rivera falls to 10-6.

UFC Vegas 11: Andre Ewell Post-Fight Interview
UFC Vegas 11: Andre Ewell Post-Fight Interview
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Andre Ewell Discusses his win against Rivera


There was no shortage of action in the first round, Ewell landing several hard shots from long range while Rivera took them and kept charging forward. Ewell also had some positive moments on the mat late in the frame, but Rivera scrambled and got into the top position just before the horn.

After the frantic first round, Ewell got started slow in the second as Rivera continued to press the action, but the Californian got his second wind and surged as the frame progressed, using his volume striking to keep the Mexico City native at bay.

Ewell finished strong in the third, keeping his pace high throughout. Rivera did get a takedown that allowed him to unleash some hard elbows, but it was too late for him to get the finish.

Randy Costa def Journey Newson by TKO, 0:41, R1
UFC Vegas 11: Randy Costa Post-Fight Interview
UFC Vegas 11: Randy Costa Post-Fight Interview
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Randy Costa talks about securing his second first-round finish in the UFC at UFC Vegas 11.


New England up and comer Randy Costa scored a big win in bantamweight action, knocking out fellow prospect Journey Newson in less than a minute

Randy Costa TKOs Journey Newson with a vicious kick at UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs Covington
Randy Costa TKOs Journey Newson with a vicious kick at UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs Covington
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Both fighters took their time trying to find an opening as the fight began, and it was Costa who found it with a left kick to the head that dropped Newson hard to the mat. The follow-up from Costa ended matters moments later, with Mark Smith stepping in at the 41-second mark.

With the win, Costa moves to 6-1. Newson falls to 9-3, 1 NC.

Darrick Minner def TJ Laramie by Submission (Guillotine Choke), 0:52, R1
UFC Vegas 11: Darrick Minner Post-Fight Interview
UFC Vegas 11: Darrick Minner Post-Fight Interview
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Darrick Minner talks about his first round submission win at UFC Vegas 11.


Nebraska veteran Darrick Minner picked up the upset victory in his featherweight bout against TJ Laramie, submitting the recent Contender Series winner in the first round

Darrick Minner locks in a Guillotine Choke to score a first round win
Darrick Minner locks in a Guillotine Choke to score a first round win
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A takedown attempt by Laramie went south almost immediately, as Minner locked in a guillotine choke and decided to drop to the mat, forcing a tap as the two hit the canvas. The end of the bout came officially at :52 of round one.

Minner moves to 25-11 with the win, Laramie falls to 12-4.

Jessica-Rose Clark def Sarah Alpar by TKO, 4:21, R3
UFC Vegas 11: Jessica-Rose Clark Post-Fight Interview
UFC Vegas 11: Jessica-Rose Clark Post-Fight Interview
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Jessica-Rose Clark talks about her third-round TKO win at UFC Vegas 11.


There was a bit of controversy in the bantamweight bout between Jessica-Rose Clark and Sarah Alpar, but in the end, Australia’s Clark had her impressive effort hold up as she halted Alpar in the final round.

Clark’s striking was sharp to kick off the fight, but Alpar broke her rhythm with a takedown and subsequently a swarming clinch attack against the fence. Clark reversed position in the final two minutes and scored a takedown, though, finishing strong.

Jessica-Rose Clarks Finishes Alpar at UFC Vegas 11
Jessica-Rose Clarks Finishes Alpar at UFC Vegas 11
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The grappling action continued in the second, Clark gradually taking over on the mat with her ground-and-pound attack. Alpar hung tough, making it to the end of the round, and while Clark apparently closed the show in the third with a knee that bloodied Alpar as she fell to the mat, referee Chris Tognoni momentarily stopped the action, thinking the blow was illegal before ruling that it was not and allowing the fight to continue. When the bout continued, Clark delivered more punishment until the bout was finally halted, the end coming at 4:21 of round three.

With the win, Clark moves to 10-7, 1 NC. Alpar falls to 9-5.

Mayra Bueno Silva def Mara Borella by Submission (Armbar), 2:29, R1

Brazil’s Mayra Bueno Silva didn’t let a takedown get her rattled against Mara Romero Borella, as she smoothly locked in a submission off her back that ended the bout in the first round.

Mayra Bueno Silva armbars Borella at UFC Vegas 11
Mayra Bueno Silva armbars Borella at UFC Vegas 11
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Borella went all-in for an early takedown, dragging her foe to the mat in the opening minute of the fight. The Italian landed some hammerfists, but the whole time Silva was seeking out a submission, and soon, she got it, forcing Borella to tap out to an armbar at 2:29 of round one.

With the win, Silva moves to 7-1. Borella falls to 12-9, 2 NC.

Damon Jackson def Mirsad Bektic by Submission (Guillotine Choke), 1:21, R3

Back in the UFC for the first time since 2016, Damon Jackson took a fight with Mirsad Bektic on less than a week’s notice and made the most of it, submitting Mirsad Bektic in the third round.

Damon Jackson locks in the Guillotine on Bektic at UFC Vegas 11
Damon Jackson locks in the Guillotine on Bektic at UFC Vegas 11
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Bektic dumped Jackson to the mat as soon as the fight began, and though Jackson rose quickly, Bektic put him back on the canvas moments later and the grappling exchanges continued for the rest of the frame.

In the second, Jackson kept looking for submissions, nearly catching Bektic in a guillotine early, but Bektic got loose and kept pressing, But in the third, the Texas submission ace hit paydirt, finishing Bektic with a guillotine choke at the 1:21 mark.

UFC Vegas 11: Damon Jackson Post-Fight Interview
UFC Vegas 11: Damon Jackson Post-Fight Interview
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Damon Jackson discusses pulling off a late guillotine submission at UFC Vegas 11.


With the win, Jackson moves to 18-3-1, 1 NC. Bektic falls to 13-4.

David Dvorak (30-27 x 3) def Jordan Espinosa by Unanimous Decision

In a clash of flyweight contenders, David Dvorak extended his current winning streak to 15 with a three-round unanimous decision over Jordan Espinosa.

Scores were 30-27 across the board for the No. 14-ranked Dvorak, now 19-3. The No. 13-ranked Espinosa falls to 15-8 with 1 NC.

Dvorak and Espinosa took the first five minutes finding their range and seeing what was going to work, each having their moments in a competitive frame. It remained a tactical war of nerves in the second, both fighters digging in with leg kicks, but Dvorak holding a slight edge. 

Espinosa got off to a fast start in the final frame, Dvorak answering right back with more leg kicks, but he ate several right hands for his trouble. In the end, though, it was Dvorak getting the nod.

UFC Vegas 11 Main Card

Kevin Holland (29-28 x 2) def Darren Stewart (29-28) by Split Decision
UFC Vegas 11: Kevin Holland Post-Fight Interview
UFC Vegas 11: Kevin Holland Post-Fight Interview
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Kevin Holland talks about securing a split decision win at UFC Vegas 11.


Middleweight up and comer Kevin Holland held off a late charge from Darren Stewart to win a three-round split decision and extend his winning streak to three.

The judges saw it 29-28 twice and 28-29 for Holland, now 19-5. Stewart falls to 12-6, 1 NC. 

Stewart’s strength was acknowledged by Holland early on, and the Londoner obliged with a hard flurry of shots that was answered by Holland, who refused to back down from a fight. Some grueling infighting followed along the fence, and once the two separated, Holland cracked Stewart with more hard shots, prompting another grappling exchange before the end of the frame.

Stewart threw Holland to the mat in the first minute of round two, but “The Dentist” wouldn’t engage his foe on the ground, prompting a stand-up from referee Mark Smith. On the feet, Holland continued to implement an unorthodox, but effective, striking attack, but Stewart had his moments, switching things up nicely himself.

The third started with a pair of Stewart takedowns followed by clinch work against the fence, the Brit in control as Holland looked to be tiring. Another takedown followed for Stewart in the final two minutes, and after Holland took some big shots, Smith told the Texan that he had to fight back. Holland obliged, but it was Stewart talking to his foe as he punched him, capping off a big final round.

Mackenzie Dern def Randa Markos by Submission (Armbar), 3:44, R1

Strawweight contender Mackenzie Dern had her bout with Randa Markos where she wanted it almost as soon as it started, making her first-round submission victory no surprise at all to fans who know of her wizardry on the ground.

 

UFC Vegas 11: Mackenzie Dern Post-Fight Interview
UFC Vegas 11: Mackenzie Dern Post-Fight Interview
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Mackenzie Dern talks about securing another first round submission at UFC Vegas 11


Dern missed a kick in the opening seconds of the match and fell to the mat. Markos followed and Dern went to work, but the Canadian defended well as the jiu-jitsu black belt looked for a submission. With three minutes left, Dern scrambled into the top position, searching for the tap out again, and she got it, locking in an armbar that ended the bout at 3:44 of the opening round.

Mackenzie Dern scores a first round armbar on Randa Markos at UFC Vegas 11
Mackenzie Dern scores a first round armbar on Randa Markos at UFC Vegas 11
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With the win, the No. 15-ranked Dern moves to 9-1. Markos falls to 10-10-1.

Johnny Walker def Ryan Spann by KO, 2:43, R1
UFC Vegas 11: Johnny Walker Post-fight Interview
UFC Vegas 11: Johnny Walker Post-fight Interview
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Johnny Walker talks about his first-round finish at UFC Vegas 11.


In a wild light heavyweight bout, Johnny Walker put an end to Ryan Spann’s eight-fight winning streak, stopping the Texan in the first round

Johnny Walker scores a first round KO on Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 11
Johnny Walker scores a first round KO on Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 11
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Spann took Walker down immediately, the Brazilian getting upright just as fast. Spann kept him locked up against the fence, the two proceeding to trade position control until breaking loose in the second minute. Spann proceeded to get the fight back to the mat, this time thanks to his left hand. Walker was in trouble, and while he rose to his feet, he was wobbly and dropped again. This time, though, Walker got his wits about him, and after a wild scramble a series of hammerfists and elbows brought in referee Dan Miragliotta to stop the fight at 2:43 of the opening round.

With the win, the No. 11-ranked Walker moves to 18-5. The No. 12-ranked Spann falls to 18-6.

Khamzat Chimaev def Gerald Meerschaert by KO, 0:17, R1
UFC Vegas 11: Khamzat Chimaev Post-fight Interview
UFC Vegas 11: Khamzat Chimaev Post-fight Interview
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Khamzat Chimaev talks about his first-round knockout at UFC Vegas 11.


If anyone doubted that Swedish phenom Khamzat Chimaev was for real, he silenced those doubters in 17 seconds, the time it took to knock out Gerald Meerschaert and notch his third UFC win in 66 days.

Khamzat Chimaev delivers a 17-second KO over Gerald Meerschaert
Khamzat Chimaev delivers a 17-second KO over Gerald Meerschaert
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Chimaev pressured Meerschaert at the start, but instead of shooting a takedown, he blasted his foe with a flush right hand that put the middleweight veteran down and out.

Chimaev moves to 9-0 with the win. Meerschaert falls to 31-14.

Donald Cerrone (29-27) vs Niko Price (28-28, 28-28) declared majority draw

A first round point deduction cost Niko Price the victory in his bout with welterweight star Donald Cerrone, with the match ultimately ending with a draw verdict.

Scores were 28-28 twice and 29-27 Cerrone.

Price (14-4, 1 NC) was throwing heat from the start, rattling Cerrone (36-15-1, 1 NC) with several hard shots. Cerrone held his foe off briefly with a couple knees and a clinch, but after a little breather and an inadvertent eye poke, Price went back on the offensive. This time, though, Cerrone was giving as good as he got. Unfortunately, Cerrone caught another poke in the eye, this time costing Price a point on the scorecards.

The action was steady in the second, both fighters taking turns getting their shots in, but Cerrone landing the more telling blows. Looking to make up for the lost point in the first, Price went on the attack with more urgency, only to be greeted by a quick takedown from Cerrone. Cerrone wasn’t able to keep his foe down long, but it did score points in a pivotal round, which, of course, ended with some heated exchanges.

Colby Covington def Tyron Woodley by TKO, 1:19, R5.
UFC Vegas 11: Colby Covington Post-Fight Interview
UFC Vegas 11: Colby Covington Post-Fight Interview
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Colby Covington celebrates his win against Tyron Woodley and calls out Kamaru Usman


Colby Covington ended his rivalry with former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in emphatic fashion, dominating their main event until an injury-induced stoppage finished the bout in the fifth round.

After the two traded leg kicks to begin, Covington got a takedown in the opening minute, bulling Woodley to the fence. The former champ got up quickly and found separation just as fast. Woodley was slightly busier than he’s been recently, but Covington landed a hard kick and punch that led to a clinch. There, Covington landed some hard shots, capping off a workmanlike frame.

Woodley had a few more positive moments in the second round, but it was the steady work rate of Covington that was allowing him to edge his rival.

An eye poke from Covington brought a momentary halt to the action to begin the third round, and the break appeared to energize Woodley, who marched after his foe until the Floridian clinched with him against the fence, landing enough peppering shots to avoid a referee’s break. 

Covington opened the fourth with a kick to the head, and “Chaos” again settled into the role of aggressor as he sought a takedown and got one 90 seconds in. An elbow soon cut Woodley over the eye, and Covington was having his best round of the fight as he kept his opponent grounded until the horn.

Told by his corner that he needed a finish to win, Woodley came at Covington, but was taken down to the mat again. As the two grappled, Woodley yelled out in pain with an apparent rib injury, prompting referee Dan Miragliotta to stop the fight at 1:19 of the final round.

With the win, the No. 2-ranked Covington moves to 16-2. The No. 5-ranked Woodley falls to 19-6-1.