UFC 227 Results: Live Updates & Must-See Highlights

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to pay-per-view on Saturday, Aug. 4 forUFC 227 headlined by a championship doubleheader at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. In the main event, longtime rivals TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt battle it out for the UFC bantamweight championship in a rematch of their bout from November 2017. In their first meeting, Dillashaw scored a second-round knockout victory over Garbrandt to claim the title.
In the co-main event, flyweight king Demetrious Johnson puts his belt on the line against Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo as he looks to extend his UFC record for consecutive title defenses. Johnson and Cejudo previously fought in April 2016. Johnson won that fight via first-round TKO in a Performance of the Night effort.
If you missed out on the action at UFC 227, we have you covered.
The full results and video highlights from Saturday’s UFC 227 pay-per-view can be seen below.

UFC 227: Fight Time & Viewing Details

Event: UFC 225: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2
Date: Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
Venue: Staples Center
Pay-Per-View Card Time: 10:00 P.M. EST
Preliminary Card Time: 6:30 P.M. EST
TV Channel: UFC Fight Pass, FX, Pay-per-view

UFC 227 Results & Video Highlights













TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:10 to retain bantamweight title

After refusing to touch gloves, Garbrandt came out swinging for the fences and looking to push the pace out of the gate. Both men were landing big shots to open the fight, with Dillashaw being the first fighter to get dropped. As soon as Dillashaw dropped to the mat, Garbrandt picked up the pressure and began looking to finish the fight. With Garbrandt coming in reckless, Dillashaw landed a huge shot of his own that left Garbrandt staggered. Garbrandt was never able to recover. Dillashaw unloaded a ferocious flurry of heavy and accurate shots that sent Garbrandt retreating against the fence. Dillashaw then landed a big knee and followed it up with more big punches to bring an end to the fight.

Henry Cejudo def. Demetrious Johnson via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) for flyweight title

Immediately out of the gate, Cejudo came out in a karate stance before his ankle bizarrely buckled. Cejudo was struggling to put any pressure on his left foot as it buckled multiple times in the opening minute despite no attacks from the champion.
After two minutes, Cejudo seemed to finally get his legs back under him. The champion was circling around the Octagon and mixing in some heavy kicks, but the round ended on a heavy left hand from Cejudo and a flurry from the challenger that had Johnson retreating against the cage.

Cejudo once again took the center of the cage to start Round 2. Both men were content fighting on the outside, exchanging kicks to the body and showing patience as they waited for an opening to land a fight-altering strike. Cejudo was able to land a slick trip in the closing 90 seconds of Round 2, and immediately began smothering the champion from half guard. Johnson was looking to scramble back to his feet, but Cejudo was able to control Johnson and landed knees to the shoulder as the round came to an end.

Johnson came out aggressive to start the third round, but once again hit the mat after a trip from the Olympic gold medalist. Cejudo latched onto Johnson’s neck looking for a guillotine, but Mighty Mouse was able to escape. Johnson was landing more heavy leg kicks, but Cejudo was able to drag the champion back to the ground. However, a slick scramble saw Mighty Mouse get right back to his feet to finish out the round standing as we prepared for the championship rounds.

Johnson began opening up with his hands in Round 4 and had Cejudo chasing him around the cage. Cejudo shot for a level change and used his wrestling to change angles mid-shot to secure the takedown. Cejudo was isolating Johnson’s neck from the half-guard as he smothered the champion from the top as he looked to ride out the round, finishing with some ground-and-pound.
Cejudo took the center of the cage to start the final frame. Johnson was circling on the outside attempting to avoid Cejudo’s clinch, but it was also costing him any offensive output. Cejudo continued to come forward and shot for a takedown when the champion’s back was against the cage. Cejudo had Johnson’s back and began throwing knees to the thigh. Johnson was able to keep his balance but could not break free from the clinch and Cejudo landed another trip takedown with a minute to go. It was anyone’s fight with 60 seconds left. Cejudo attempted a trip with less than 30 seconds, but Johnson sprawled and did not go to the mat. The fight ended with a wild flurry as both men were swinging for the fences and we went to the judges.

Renato Moicano def. Cub Swanson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:15

Moicano was using his range early with the jab and kicks, while Swanson was not going to be intimidated and was coming forward with the pressure and trying to land some heavy leather. That proved to be the wrong strategy, with Moicano landing a huge shot which dropped Swanson before the Brazilian pounced on top of his downed opponent with some heavy ground-and-pound.

Moicano wasted no time transitioning to full mount before taking Swanson’s back on a scramble. Once on Swanson’s back, Moicano locked in a rear-naked choke and forced Swanson to tap.
J.J. Aldrich def. Polyana Viana via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Aldrich came out looking to push the pace, while Viana was taking a patient approach despite her history as an aggressive fighter. Aldrich was putting on the pressure and clinching Viana against the cage, while her past success had come at range. Aldrich landed a takedown near the end of the opening frame and finished the round on top. Aldrich was using the crisper strikes to start Round 2, and was finding a home for her right hand while Viana was keeping her hands low. Viana continued coming forward with her chin up and was eating punches from Aldrich, but was also finding some success of her own. In the closing minute of Round 2, Viana brilliantly and switched levels to secure a big takedown. Viana immediately showed off her skill advantage on the ground and transitioned to full mount. Viana attempted to go for an arm, but Aldrich countered and swept to the top position where she ended in half guard. Viana showed more urgency in the final frame, seemingly knowing she was likely trailing on the judges’ scorecards. Aldrich landed a couple of big shots on the feet before Viana pulled guard. Viana was attempting to inflict damage from the bottom and was looking for a sweep, but Aldrich maintained her position and was not allowing the Brazilian to control her posture before standing up out of the guard and bringing the fight back to its feet. Viana had run out of gas and was unable to mount any significant attack as we went to the final bell.

Thiago “Marreta” Santos def. Kevin Holland via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-26)


Pedro Munhoz def, Brett Johns via unanimous via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)
Both men were stringing together punches early on in the fight, but it was the leg kicks of Munhoz that were proving to be a real difference maker throughout the opening minutes. In Round 2, Munhoz was able to drop Johns while keeping the pressure on with a kick to the liver, before rolling for a choke.

Johns was able to escape and bounced back to his feet where he began looking for a takedown of his own. Munhoz dropped Johns again in the round with a low leg kick, but was unable to capitalize. Johns was fighting through the obvious pain and turned the fight into a slugfest, landing some heavy flurries of his own. After the kicks to the body from Munhoz took their toll, he was able to connect on a head kick that dropped Johns in the closing seconds of the round before the bell sent us into the final frame.

In the third round, the high pace continued as Munhoz’s relentless attack showed no signs of slowing down. Munhoz landed another slapping kick to the body that dropped Johns but he once again failed to finish the fight with an attempted guillotine choke. Munoz was able to retain top position, however, Johns eventually escaped and gave the fight on final last-ditch effort on the feet but it was too little, too late as we went to the judges’ scorecards.
Ricky Simon def. Montel Jackson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Simon took control in the clinch immediately out of the gate. Simon was looking for multiple takedowns from the clinch, but Jackson was able to keep his balance and keep the fight on its feet. Simon was the more aggressive and active fighter and was able to elevate Jackson for a big takedown midway through the round. Jackson bounced back to his feet, but continued to be smothered against the fence. Jackson was finding more success in the second frame, landing takedowns of his own, but it was the constant pressure from Simon that was really dictating the fight. With under a minute left in Round 2, Simon landed a big takedown and began working to take Jackson’s back but he ran out of time. In the final frame, Jackson turned up pace and was looking for a finish, but found himself in trouble after being slammed by Simon. Simon immediately transitioned to mount.

Jackson managed to get back to his feet but was slammed right back to the mat as Simon continued his furious pace. Jackson had no answer for Simon’s constant pressure as the fight went to the judges.
Ricardo Ramos def. Kyung Ho Kang via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

In an evenly matched fight, Ramos and Kang went back-and-forth for three rounds en route to a judges decision. When it was time to read the scorecards, it was Ramos who was able to outpoint Kang to earn a narrow split-decision victory.
Sheymon Moraes def. Matt Sayles via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Moraes was the sharper striker in the opening round, mixing in his kicks, punches, and knees. Moraes was doing work upstairs and to the body, while Sayles was looking to close the range and work from the clinch. Moraes came out aggressive again in Round 2, but the action was temporarily halted after an eye poke from the Brazilian. Sayles returned the favor later in the round with an accidental eye poke of his own. Moraes continued to push forward with an open hand and once again found himself committing an eye poke, which received a final warning from the referee. In the final round, it was Sayles who was pushing the pace and coming forward. Sayles was getting the best of Moraes, who was beginning to fade, as the fight went to the judges.
Alex Perez def. Jose Torres via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:36

Perez wasted no time coming out and looking to make a statement. Perez was landing clean and heavy punches right out of the gate and was relentless with his attack. Just minutes into the fight, Perez had Torres on wobbly legs and began unloading on his opponent with a series of violent and accurate punches that sent Torres crumbling to the ground. Perez landed 104 total strikes on 61 percent accuracy in the short-lived fight.
Weili Zhang def. Danielle Taylor via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Weili Zhang was making her UFC debut on a 16-fight winning streak and quickly showed why she is one of the best MMA prospects to come out of China. However, Taylor weathered the early storm and landed a huge shot at the end of the opening round. Zhang was again pushing the pace and looking for a finish in Round 2 but ate another heavy shot at the end of the round to send her wobbling into the final frame. Zhang continued to keep the pressure on her opponent in the final round, controlling the Octagon and coming away with a decision win in her promotional debut.

Marlon Vera def. Wuliji Buren via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:53

After Buren was controlling the opening minutes of the fight, Vera was able to keep his composure. Midway through Round 2, Vera secured a big takedown and then turned up the pressure which led to a heavy left hand to Buren’s body that crippled his opponent. Vera jumped on top of an injured Buren for the fight-ending flurry.

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