UFC Results: Mexican Fans Embrace, Riot During UFC Action

UFC Results

The latest UFC results feature action both inside and outside the Octagon. The fans decided to get involved as the promotion returned to Mexico for the first time since 2019.

UFC Fight Night 237 or UFC on ESPN+ 95 featured a main event rematch between former flyweight champion Brandon Moreno and Brandon Royval. Also, former interim featherweight champion Yair Rodriguez took on ex-contender Brian Ortega in the co-main.

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Moreno and Royval delighted the crowds with a thrilling five-round encounter. In the end, Royval was declared the winner via split decision.

Royval landed more strikes, Moreno had a better percentage land and had three takedowns to just one from Royval. The two did exchange through the final bell before embracing.

In the first meeting, Moreno scored a first round TKO in 2020 at UFC 255.

It was an interesting night for Ortega, as he found his opening and got a submission victory. During introductions, “T-City” appeared to injury his right ankle after landing awkwardly on it while warming up.

That seemed to slow Ortega, as Rodriguez landed and nearly finished him in the first. From there, though, he dominated, locking in an arm-triangle choke for the win. The bout was scheduled for five rounds.

“I rolled my ankle and freaked out,” Ortega said. “It’s a wrap (when I get that submission). I’ve been training super hard and got my life together. I’m not being an idiot anymore.”

During the action, a fight broke out among those in attendance. Fans started trading punches as a women’s strawweight fight between Yazmin Jauregui and Sam Hughes took place from the Arena CDMX in Mexico City, Mexico.

UFC Results: Mexican Lightweights Thrill

Daniel Zellhuber and Francisco Prado put on a war, battling for 15 minutes with Zellhuber the winner in the end. The lightweights thrilled the crowd, exchanging several times throughout.

In the aforementioned female fight, Jauregui scored a convincing victory. The win marked the third with the promotion for Jauregui, who is now 11-1 overall.

Manel Torres kicked off the main card with a first round submission of Chris Duncan. Torres, a lightweight locked in a rear-naked choke with just under three minutes to go and got the finish.

UFC Results: Submissions Highlights Early Action

Raoni Barcelos, Edgar Chairez and Ronaldo Rodriguez all claimed submission victories during the prelims.

Barcelos stopped Cristian Quinonez in the featured bout with a rear-naked choke. Chairez locked in a triangle choke and Rodriguez secured a rear-naked choke.

The event kicked off with Muhammad Naimov getting a TKO over Erik Silva when Silva suffered a leg injury 44 seconds into the bout.

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Jesus Santos Aguilar, Fares Ziam and Felipe dos Santos all won by decision.

A planned bantamweight bout between Raul Rosas Jr. and Ultimate Fighter 29 winner Ricky Turcios was called off hours before. Rosas fell ill and officials are working to re-schedule it for next week.

Up Next

Back to the Apex in Las Vegas with heavyweights Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Shamil Gaziev next Saturday in the featured bout. Also, Vitor Petrino and Tyson Pedro collide along with the likes of Alex Perez, Eryk Anders and Umar Nurmagomedov all slated for the card.

The action begins early with a special start time of 4 p.m. ET.

UFC Results

UFC Fight Night 237

Brandon Royval def. Brandon Moreno via split decision

Brian Ortega def. Yair Rodriguez via submission (arm-triangle choke) at :58 of Round 3

Daniel Zellhuber def. Francisco Prado via unanimous decision

Yazmin Jauregui def. Sam Hughes via unanimous decision

Manuel Torres def. Chris Duncan via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:46 of Round 1

Raoni Barcelos def. Cristian Quinonez via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:04 of Round 3

Jesus Santos Aguilar def. Mateus Mendonca via split decision

Edgar Chairez def. Daniel Lacerda via submission (triangle choke) at 2:17 of Round 1

Fares Ziam def. Claudio Puelles via split decision

Ronaldo Rodriguez def. Denys Bondar via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:59 of Round 2

Felipe dos Santos def. Victori Altamirano via split decision

Muhammad Naimov def. Erik Silva via TKO (injury) at :44 of Round 1

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