UFC Fight Night 130 Results: Live Updates & Must-See Highlights

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned across the pond on Sunday, May 27 for UFC Fight Night 130: Thompson vs. Till. In the main event, former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson faced off against undefeated prospect Darren Till in his hometown of Liverpool, England.
The bout, however, almost never happened.
On the morning of weigh-ins, Till was late to step onto the scale but ultimately given an extra hour due to a “family emergency.” When Till weighed in, he was 3.5 pounds over the mark which put the bout in jeopardy.
Thompson’s camp agreed to take the fight despite Till being overweight, but Till was forced to forfeit 30 percent of his purse and was subject to a fight day weigh-in where he could not surpass 188 pounds. Hours before the fight, Till successfully hit his mark.
So despite all of the fight week drama, we have made it to Sunday and everyone is ready for the fighters to make their way to the cage and for the action to get underway.
Don’t waste another second! The full results and video highlights from Saturday’s pay-per-view can be seen below.


UFC Fight Night 130: Fight Time & Viewing Details

Event: UFC Fight Night 130: Thompson vs. Till
Date: Sunday, May 27, 2018
Location: London, England
Venue: Echo Arena
Pay-Per-View Card Time: 10:00 A.M. EST
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1


UFC Fight Night 130 Results & Video Highlights

MAIN CARD 

Darren Till def. Stephen Thompson via decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
Both men came out willing to feel out their opponents and showing respect for their impressive standup games. Thompson was showing off his movement and feints, while Till was trying to get a handle on the movement of Wonderboy. There was little action in the opening frame, though Thompson landed the stronger counters.


There was more engagement in Round 2, but neither fighter took any major damage. Till was keeping position with low leg kicks while Thompson was content playing the counter game and looking to explode at any given chance. In Round 3, the fight was much of the same, before an accidental eye poke temporarily halted the action. After the restart, Till picked up his output to get the crowd on its feet.

Thompson continued to play the counter game to kickoff the fourth round and was mixing his strikes to the head and body. Till, meanwhile, continued to struggle to figure out Thompson’s movement and was unable to land anything clean. It was a patient, strategic fight entering Round 5.
The fifth round was much of the same, until Till landed a huge shot that dropped Thompson to the canvas.

Till attempted to take advantage of the opportunity, but Thompson quickly recovered and returned to his feet. The two men then circled as time ran out and we went to the judges.
Neil Magny def. Craig White via TKO (knee, punches) – Round 1, 4:32
White, a UFC veteran, found himself as a heavy underdog entering the cage against Magny in his UFC debut. Despite that, he showed no hesitation as he closed the distance early and pressed the UFC vet up against the cage. The action was temporarily halted when White took a shot to the groin. At the restart, White again engaged in the clinch. White attempted a sloppy takedown, but Magny easily countered and found himself in top position. Magny allowed White to stand, which led to the newcomer charging Magny to start another battle of position against the cage. Working in the clinch, Magny slipped a slick knee right to the head of White which forced him to crumble to the mat. Magny then unleashed a barrage of punches to force the ref to step in and end the fight.


Arnold Allen def. Mads Burnell via submission (front choke) – Round 2, 2:41
There was no feeling out process with both men willing to stand in the pocket and trade. Alen was showing better lateral movement, but Burnell was able to continue ducking punches and closing the distance. Burnell was able to land a takedown in the second half of the opening frame but Allen stayed active and was searching for a way out. Allen got back to his feet but found himself back on the mat as the round ended. Burnell picked up where he left off to start Round 2, landing an immediate takedown.
After being dominated on the mat in Round 2, Allen attempted to pick up his output to start the final five minutes, but he was promptly put on his back within 30 seconds. Allen was able to get back to his feet and needed a miracle to get a win.
He did just that. After Burnell shot for another takedown, Allen latched onto Burnell’s neck with a ninja choke and forced Burnell to tap to cap off an epic comeback win.

Makwan Amirkhani def. Jason Knight via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Knight immediately took the center of the Octagon. After a wild exchange, Knight found himself on his back but was able to work back to the feet. Amirkhani cracked Knight with a hard right and Knight called on him to continue moving forward. The two men kept a heavy pace throughout the first round, before Knight landed a brilliant uppercut that crumbled Amirkhani to the mat. Knight immediately jumped on his opponent to look for a fight-ending submission, but Amirkhani survived. Knight dropped Amirkhani again and the two men ended up on the mat with Knight working off his back from the rubberguard. Knight threw up a hail mary triangle attempt at the end of the round, but Amirkhani lasted until the bell.


The pace slowed in the opening minute of Round 2 as each fighter looked to regain their composure. Midway through the round, both fighters began throwing more and Amirkhani eventually landed a takedown in the middle of the cage. After Knight returned to his feet, Amirkhani landed another takedown along the fence with less than one minute in the round. Knight again threw up the rubberguard and held on to set up what could be a decisive Round 3.
Amirkhani opened the final frame with yet another takedown and left Knight again fighting off of his back. The pattern continued for the remainder of the final round, with Amarkhani in Knight’s guard with Knight neutralizing any attack as we headed to the judges.
Claudio Henrique da Silva def. Nordine Taleb via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:31
Both men were looking to impose their will early, but it was Taleb who had the first highlight of the fight with a beautiful leg catch trip that dumped Silva to the mat. Taleb nearly landed a second trip, but Silva was able to keep his balance and the two men looked to trade in the middle of the catch. Silva attempted to charge Taleb, but was tossed to the side. Silva was relentless, however, and finally landed a takedown before moving to half guard. Silva eventually made his way to full mount after Taleb made an ill-advised attack on his leg and rained down some heavy ground-and-pound. Taleb gave up his back and Silva immediately threatened with a rear-naked choke that forced Taleb to tap.

Darren Stewart def. Eric Spicely via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:47
Stewart immediately established himself as the quicker fighter, but it was Spicely who was putting together his combinations and was landing with regularity. Stewart was content throwing out a jab and using head movement, but his lack of output gave Stewart an early edge. Stewart was able to use his speed and power better in Round 2, cracking Spicely and forcing him to retreat. Stewart exploded on his opponent and sent Spicely crumbling to the mat before the referee stepped in to save the day.

PRELIMINARY CARD 

Tom Breese def. Daniel Kelly via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:33
Immediately out of the gate, it appeared that Breese was going to be too fast for Kelly. Breese was quicker on his feet and snapping his punches, while Kelly was struggling to close the distance and land anything of significance. Breese hit Kelly right in the eye which forced Kelly to retreat before the fight-ending barrage of punches.

Lina Lansberg def. Gina Mazany via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
The two women quickly engaged in the center of the octagon and after a brief scramble Mazany clinched her opponent against the cage. Lansberg and Mazany continued to battle for position throughout the round, exchanging short elbows and knees within the clinch.
The second round continued the same way before Mazany changed levels and landed a brief takedown. However, Lansberg bounced back to her feet and the battle for position against the cage resumed. It was much of the same for the remainder of Round 2. Round 3 continued the trend, with a majority of the action against the cage as we went to the judge’s scorecards.


Carlo Pedersoli Jr def. Brad Scott via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Both men were willing to exchange, with Pedersoli eager to show off his flashy spinning techniques. Pedersoli landed on multiple occasions, but Scott was also able to land some heavy shots of his own as the fight went on. Despite eating some big shots, Pedersoli kept up the high output and was significantly outstriking his opponent. After holding Scott against the cage in the closing minutes, Pedersoli was able to land a takedown that all but clinched his victory.

Gillian Robertson def. Molly McCann via technical submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:05
A disastrous fight week continued for local favorite Molly McCann. After missing weight on Friday, McCann found herself fighting off a choke at the end of Round 1. Just two minutes into Round 2, McCann once again had Robertson on her back and was ultimately choked unconscious in front of her home crowd.

Elias Theodorou def. Trevor Smith via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Theodorou and Smith got the event kicked off with an exciting back-and-forth bout that went to the judges. Theodorou came out on top on the judge’s scorecards for his second consecutive win inside of the Octagon.



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