Read this in your best Bruce Buffer voice… “Tonight’s the night UFC fans around the world have been waiting for! Five rounds for the UFC women’s featherweight championship of the world!” … Holly Holm faces Germaine de Randamie in the UFC 208 main event tonight in Brooklyn. The legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva meets rising star Derek Brunson in the co-headliner. And Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza faces the always dangerous Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch. And much much more.
ProMMAnow.com will provide live results and play-by-play commentary for UFC 208 beginning with the early prelims at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT, moving to the televised prelims at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and PPV main card at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
UFC 208 QUICK RESULTS:
Main Card (Pay-Per-View)
- Women’s Featherweight Championship: Germaine de Randamie def. Holly Holm via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
- Middleweight: Anderson Silva def. Derek Brunson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Middleweight: Ronaldo Souza def. Tim Boetsch via submission (kimura) – Rd 1, 3:41
- Light Heavyweight: Glover Teixeira def. Jared Cannonier via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
- Lightweight: Dustin Poirier def. Jim Miller via majority decision (28-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
- Welterweight: Belal Muhammad def. Randy Brown via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Flyweight: Wilson Reis def. Sasaki via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Lightweight: Islam Makhachev def. Nik Lentz via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-27)
- Featherweight: Rick Glenn def. Phillipe Nover via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
- Welterweight: Ryan LaFlare def. Roan Carneiro via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
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UFC 208 PLAY-BY-PLAY
Ryan LaFlare vs. Roan Carneiro
Round 1 – LaFlare with some good body kicks. After some back and forth on the feet, Carneiro shoots, pulls guard around the 2 minute mark, but is unable to capitalize and LaFlare is back up. Carneiro pushes him to the cage briefly but they go back to exchanging. LaFlare just misses a head kick.
Round 2 – Low kick and body kick from LaFlare. LaFlare tags Carneiro with a left and he goes down, maybe from a slip, and LaFlare is on top inside a dangerous full guard now. LaFlare is able to stand up and lets Carneiro back up to his domain. LaFlare putting on the pressure, throws a high kick then shoots for a single but it’s stuffed. Carneiro with a low kick. LaFlare drops him with a left and follows up with ground and pound. Carneiro gets a hold of his neck briefly, and now has LaFlare in half guard. Carneiro stifling the action and gets a sweep and they’re back to the feet. 10-9 LaFlare
Round 3 – LaFlare getting the better of the standup her, tags Carneiro with a left and bounces his head off a camera. LaFlare gets a takedown and lets him up. Carneiro lands a right hand, then a jab. Body kick from LaFlare. Inside leg kick from Carneiro. High kick from LaFlare then pushes Carneiro to the cage where they trade knees to the body. LaFlare with a punch combo, just misses a left head kick. Straight right from Carneiro and he shoots for a single. Lands a left against the cage. LaFlare turns him around in the clinch, looks for the trip but Carneiro lands on top. LaFlare looking for a kimura with just over a minute to go. Carneiro gets free of the kimura and works from half guard. Carneiro gets to full mount and drops some punches but isn’t able to finish. LaFlare still probably won the round.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ryan LaFlare def. Roan Carneiro via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
Phillipe Nover vs. Rick Glenn
Round 1 – Nover born and raised here in Brooklyn and he lands first with a left hook and high kick. Left from Glenn counters a body kick. Nover lands a beautiful high kick that staggers Glenn for a split second then counters with a straight left that cuts Nover. Another straight left from Glenn. Nice side kick from Nover to the chest. Left counter hook from Nover. Nice jab from Nover. Head kick from Nover again. Right, left combo from Glenn. Glenn catches a kick but Nover escapes the counter. Glenn scores with a right and ties Nover against the cage. 10-9 Nover.
Round 2 – Inside low kick from Glenn. Lead left hook from Nover. Body kick from Glenn but eats a counter left. Body kick from Glenn blocked. Again. Low kick and body kick from Glenn, then ties Nover against the cage. Nover defends the takedown, lands a couple knees. Nice knee to the body from Glenn on the break. Inside low kick from Glenn. Outside low kick and a straight left from Glenn. Another left from Glenn. Low kick from Nover. Glenn ties him up against the cage. They trade elbows before the bell. 10-9 Glenn.
Round 3 – Lead leg high kick from Nover, again. Neither really connected. High kick from Glenn blocked. Hard body kick partially blocked. Nice inside low kick from Glenn. Jab from Nover. Nice body kick from Glenn. Low kick from Nover, then a high kick mostly blocked. Glenn shoots, looks for a body lock takedown against the cage, drops levels for a single, takes a couple elbows to the side of the head but Glenn still looking for the takedown. More elbows from Nover, but don’t seem to affect Glenn. Ref separates them. Glenn rushes in for the takedown attempt again. Nover defends against the cage then gets some distance. Low kick from Glenn. High kick from Glenn. Nover using that counter left hook effectively with under a minute to go. Glenn ties him back up to the cage, foot stomping. Nice couple knees from Nover to the head, but Glenn goes for the takedown and keeps on the pressure with knees and elbows until the bell. 10-9 Glenn.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Rick Glenn def. Phillipe Nover via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Interesting scores as I don’t see how anyone could score round two for Glenn.
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Nik Lentz vs. Islam Makhachev
Round 1 – Front kick from Islam, Nik ties him up but gets turned around to the cage. Islam with the trip takedown. Lentz locks on a guillotine but Islam escapes and works from the top. A few elbows from Makhachev, but unable to do much else so far and Lentz gets back to his feet. Islam has him against the cage, but Lentz turns him around, however, Islam gets a trip takedown once again. Islam lands a couple punches, an elbow. Lentz holds on for that guillotine again though he’s not really squeezing it seems. Bell. 10-9 Islam Makhachev.
Round 2 – Right body kick from Lentz, eats a punch combo though. Front kick from Islam, then a nice head kick right afterward. Lentz blocks the next high kick. Nik comes in swinging but Islam ties him up to the cage for the inside trip takedown. Lentz grabs that guillotine again but doesn’t have guard and Islam goes back to controlling from top, occasionally landing a shot. Side mount from Islam, then goes to half, and full mount. Lentz scrambles but ends the round on bottom. 10-9 Islam Makhachev.
Round 3 – High kick from Makhachev. Lentz misses on a spinning backfist. Nice body kick from Islam, goes for a flying knee but Lentz catches him and pushes him to the cage. Trip from Islam and lands on top of Lentz once more. Four-for-four on Islam’s takedown attempts so far. Elbow from Makhachev. More elbows from Makhachev, he moves to side mount and then 3/4 mount. Another elbow from Makhachev. Hard punches from Islam now force Lentz to give up his back with under a minute to go. Islam raining down shots, then goes for the neck. Lentz muscles his way out and to his feet only to get taken down once more before the bell. 10-9 Makhachev.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Islam Makhachev def. Nik Lentz via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-27)
Makhachev calls out Floyd Mayweather after the fight, much to the amusement of Joe Rogan.
Wilson Reis vs. Ulka Sasaki
Round 1 – After some initial exchanges, a nice right from Sasaki forces a takedown from Reis. Reis postures up with a big punch but Sasaki threatens with a kimura and scrambles to his feet. Low kick from Sasaki. Low kick from Reis but Sasaki landing the jab at will at taunting Reis. Reis scores with a punch, then gets a takedown. Sasaki threatens with a kimura again but Reis avoids it and works from inside guard, lands a few elbows but Sasaki escapes to his feet before the bell. 10-9 Reis.
Round 2 – Low kick from Reis. Lead right hook, another. Low kick, then scores a takedown. Reis gets to full mount, Sasaki gives up his back. Sasaki is able to secure top control but only briefly as Reis gets up. Sasaki getting busy on the feet with strikes, then shoots on Reis, it’s stuffed and Reis ends up on top. Reis postures up long enough to lure Sasaki into trying to get up and he jumps on his back. Reis looks for a neck crank, but Sasaki gets out. Reis goes for another neck crank with one of Sasaki’s arms trapped in a leg triangle, but Sasaki gets his hand free and fights off the choke. Sasaki scrambles to his feet, they exchange and Reis scores a takedown. 10-9 Reis.
Round 3 – Low kick and right hand from Reis. He goes for a flying knee, then shoots in. Sasaki defends against the cage and gets some distance. Reis goes back to trying to strike with the longer taller fighter. Low kick and nice right from Reis knocks Sasaki’s head back. Reis ties him up to the cage, them dumps him on his butt. Sasaki gets up but Reis still has him tied up. Sasaki gets free with under 2 minutes to go. Low kick from Reis. Body kick which is blocked, but then a takedown from Reis. Sasaki takes Reis’s back during a scramble. He locks up a body triangle and is looking for the choke. Nice few elbows from Sasaki, then lands several punches before the bell. 10-9 Sasaki.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Wilson Reis def. Sasaki via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Randy Brown vs. Belal Muhammad
Round 1 – Couple low kicks from Belal to start. Front kick and high kick from Randy. More low kicks from Belal, inside and outside. Hard inside low kick from Belal. Another. Now another to the outside. Right hook from Brown. Low kick from Belal. Nice left jab from Brown. Low kick then, goes high from Brown. Inside low kick from Belal. Jab. Nice body jab from Brown. Spinning back kick follows. Front kick. Low kick from Muhammad. Another one, a hard one buckles the leg. Another low kick from Belal. Belal with a nice right and he continues to batter the leg. Nice body shot from Muhammad, then buckles the leg again. 10-9 Muhammad.
Round 2 – Muhammad goes back to punishing the leg. Brown goes high with his kick but nothing there. Belal rushes in for a body lock but can’t get the takedown. Brown gets off a couple punches, lands the jab. Finally he checks one of Belal’s leg kicks. Nice high knee from Brown and Belal’s cheek appears busted up now. Muhammad ties him up against the cage. More low kicks from Belal. Belal gets a takedown and takes Randy’s back with under a minute to go. Nice punches from Muhammad from the back. 10-9 Muhammad.
Round 3 – Hard low kick from Belal. Front kick from Brown. Brown lands a punch combo. Belal shoots in and ties Brown up to the cage. Muhammad picks Brown up for the takedown. Brown looking for the armbar a couple times. Muhammad hops on Brown’s back and is punishing him with punches with 90 seconds to go. Belal looking for the choke. He lets it go and is landing some decent punches. Randy escapes and gets top position and lands a few good punches before the bell. 10-9 Belal.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Belal Muhammad def. Randy Brown via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Dustin Poirier vs. Jim Miller
Round 1 – Low kick from Poirier, again. Left to the body from Miller, then a right hook and a low kick turns Poirier around. Low kick Miller, Poirier fires back with same. Nice left to the body from Miller. Low kick Poirier, low kick Miller. High kick attempt from Miller. Miller shoots for a double but it’s stuffed. Poirier pushes him to the cage, they exchange punches and Poirier backs out. Right hook from Miller. Left to the body. Miller backs him to the cage with punches but Poirier fights his way out. Left from Poirier. Poirier catches a kick and sweeps the back leg. Miller pops up, scores a takedown and takes Poirier’s back. Poirier spins around for top control. Miller gets to his feet and lands a big left that stuns Poirier. They exchange big punches until the bell. 10-9 Miller, was close though. Poirier actually landed more punches according to the stats.
Round 2 – Big low kick from Miller buckles the leg. Poirier with a hard low kick. Big low kick from Miller. Front kick Poirier. Hard low kick from Miller. Poirier lands a punch combo. Poirier wobbles him and this forces Miller to shoot. Poirier backs him to the cage with punches. Poirier measuring him with jabs and is getting the better of the exchanges now. Big combos from Poirier. Miller fires back though and connects. Hard left hook from Poirier and wearing Miller down. Body shot from Miller, then a body kick. Poirier looking very fluid now with his hands. Miller’s face busted up and shoots in, elbows from Poirier to the side of the head. They tie up against the cage and Poirier takes Miller down. Poirier lets him up. Right hook from Miller and they exchange more shots before the bell. 10-9 Poirier.
Round 3 – Poirier’s corner tells him not to force it but to pick Miller apart. Right hand a then a left from Miller. Poirier fires back with a one two. Couple nice leg kicks from Miller. They hurt Poirier’s leg and Miller knocks him down with the next low kick. Poirier can barely put weight on it now. Miller starts attacking the other leg. Poirier catches the next low kick and dumps Miller. Miller traps him in rubber guard for a few moments. Miller attacks the neck briefly but Poirier maintains control from top. Miller trying to get up and makes it with just over a minute to go. Poirier gets him back down with top control Miller attacks with a kimura with under 20 seconds but it slips out and Poirier fires off punches in the final moments. Great fight. 10-9 Miller.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Dustin Poirier def. Jim Miller via majority decision (28-28, 30-27, 29-28)
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Fight of the Night so far.
Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier
Round 1 – Jared looking very light on his feet. Man he’s got some thick legs. He’s very fluid on his feet. But Teixeira gets a pretty easy takedown. Jared landing some shots off his back. Glover gets to half guard, lands a couple shots then hops on a guillotine. Cannonier is able to roll and escape but is still on bottom. Glover working the ground and pound, briefly gets full mount. Cannonier escapes and gets to his feet and wobbles Glover with punches before the bell. 10-9 Glover.
Round 2 – Jab from Cannonier. Glover gets another easy takedown. This is where he wants to be. Jared is dangerous on the feet and Glover felt his power a the end of that last round. Elbow from Glover inside guard. Jared defending very well though and is trying to get his back to the cage, Glover prevents this however, at least for now. Ref eventually stands them up and this very much disturbs Rogan. Glover gets tagged. Couple jabs from Glover. Jab from Jared, left hook. Right hook from Glover. Nice right from Glover. Another, then a shot to the body. 10-9 Glover.
Round 3 – Low kick from Jared. Glover with another easy takedown, goes from side mount to half guard and begins punishing with punches and elbows. Glover is cut from apparently and elbow by Jared off his back. Glover gets full mount. Jared pushes off the cage and now Glover has back mount landing punches. Jared spins and Glover has full mount. Jared recovers to half guard. Glover punishes with ground and pound and is back in full mount dropping elbows and punches. Jared gets to half guard. Full mount from Glover, Jared scrambles and Glover rides his back. Jared gets to his feet just before the bell but that’s it. 10-8 Teixeira.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Glover Teixeira def. Jared Cannonier via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
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Ronaldo Souza vs. Tim Boetsch
Round 1 – Front kick from Jacare. Low kick from Boetsch. Jacare shoots, sprawl from Tim. Clinch fighting now as Jacare tries to back him up. Overhand right from Jacare. Tim gets some space. Low kick from Boetsch. Again. Hard right from Jacare. Boetsch fires back and stuns him with a right. Jacare times a leg kick, catches it, and takes Tim down. Jacare in side mount. Knee to belly, looking for full mount and gets it. Jacare drops a few punches, causes Boetsch to present his arm and Jacare quickly locks it behind his back for a kimura and Boetsch taps out before he literally gets it ripped off. His corner immediately puts ice on it.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ronaldo Souza def. Tim Boetsch via submission (kimura) – Rd 1, 3:41
Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson
Round 1 – Silva waiting to counter. He looks good physically. Ankles taped up. Patient Spider. He avoids a leg kick. Counter right from Silva. Again. Low kick inside from Derek. Anderson chasing, forces the shot from Brunson. Brief clinch, Anderson shoulder shots him and escapes. Jab from Silva, he stuns Brunson with a counter punch. Derek pushes him to the cage and tags Silva in the clinch. Inside low kick from Brunson. Outside hard low kick from Brunson. Silva chasing, front kick. Spinning heel kick to the face. Anderson grabs a Thai plum, but eats several uppercuts. Anderson slips on a flying knee and ends up on bottom. He seems okay. Hmmm close round.
Round 2 – Brunson shoots, sprawl from Silva. Low kick inside from Derek, right counter from Silva. Good head movement from Spider. Overhand left from Brunson. Silva dodges a few punches. Spinning backfist and body kick from Silva. Brunson complains of an eye poke but ref doesn’t stop it. Takedown from Brunson but Silva uses the momentum to roll right back up. Derek presses him to the cage where they engage in the clinch. Derek backs up and Silva dodges his punches. Brunson shoots from outside, sprawl from Silva. Low kick from Brunson. 1 minute to go. Jab, low kick from Silva. Capoeira and a high kick from Silva, then a jab. 10-9 Silva.
Round 3 – Greg Jackson tells Brunson he’s giving Spider too much respect. Silva’s corner tells him to kick with his left leg. Inside low kick from Brunson. Silva avoids a takedown, lands a knee to the body. Sprawl from Silva. Derek pushes him to the cage. Jab from Silva on the chin. Another jab. Knee to the face from Brunson, Silva fires back. Knee from Silva. Uppercuts from Brunson in the clinch. Elbow from Silva. Silva getting a bit cocky in close now. Low blow from Silva, they shake on it. Left hook counter from Silva. Brunson with a takedown with 90 seconds to go. Elbow off his back from Silva. Silva holding on now, hoping for a standup it seems. Brunson landing a few punches from top but Anderson defends most of them. They show each other a lot of respect afterward.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Anderson Silva def. Derek Brunson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Anderson gets very emotional after the verdict. He thanks the crowd, the UFC and God. He says he knows he’s too old to be in there… for a second it looked as though he may announce his retirement, but didn’t.
Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie – women’s featherweight title
Round 1 – Holly looks really nervous. Germaine, not so much. Holly looks as nervous as I would be in there. That’s not good I think. Germaine is smiling. Holly hasn’t stopped dancing around the cage since she got in there. Right body kick from Germaine. Holly misses a side kick. They trade low kicks. Holly circling the outside. Leg kick from Holly as Germaine is walking her down, lands an inside leg kick. Hard right elbow from de Randamie, stepped right in with it. She’s so much calmer than Holly, more composed. Right hand from Germaine. Low kick from Holm. Holly walks into a hard left, and a hard right elbow. Low kick from Holly. Right counter from Germaine. Again. Side kick to the leg from Holly. Holly goes for a takedown, Germaine defends and Holly attacks a single leg against the cage. Knee to the body from Germaine. Close round though I would score it for Germaine for the more effective strikes.
Round 2 – Low kick from Holly. Hard body kick from Germaine. … By the way, Cris Cyborg is ringside. … Counter right from Germaine. Hard right counter from Germaine. Side kick to the leg from Holly. Hard right counter again from Germaine who obviously has been studying Holly’s attacks. Holly shoots, presses Germaine to the cage. Germaine turns her around, lands some nice knees, but Holly turns her back around, they wrestle across the cage. Grueling clinch fight here. Another hard knee to the body from Germaine. Holly controlling her against the cage. Germaine lands a knee, a punch, and then the bell sounds and Germaine lands a right hand on the chin after the bell and it rocks Holly pretty bad before the ref steps in. That was the most significant shot of the fight and it was illegal. 10-9 Holly.
Round 3 – Low kick from Germaine. Side kick from Holly, another. Hard right from Germaine. Holly shoots from outside, stuffed. One-two body kick from Germaine. Low kick from Holly but she takes one on the inside in return. Low kick from Holly, gets the clinch, but can’t get her down. Germaine lands a big right and left as she ties her up against the cage. Right hand on the break from Germaine. Holly’s right eye is swelling up. Holly hurts her with a question mark kick just seconds before the bell. Germaine starts firing off punches in return and a couple are after the bell once again. 10-9 Holm. Ref warns Germaine for a second time about attacking after the bell but he doesn’t take a point much to Rogan’s disappointment.
Round 4 – Holly ties her up to the cage early. Ref separates them. Low kick from Germaine. Again. Front kick and jab from Germaine. Straight left from Holly. Right overhand counter from Germaine. Holly ties her to the cage, looking for a single. Knee to the body from Germaine. They trade knees. Holly can’t get the takedown and they trade more knees. Holly gets distance before the bell. No late shots this time. Hard to score this round, but I’ll say Holly 10-9 because she was more active, controlled and pushed the pace more.
Round 5 – Low kick from Holly but eats a counter right and low kick in return. Low kick Holm. High kick from Germaine. Nice straight right from Germaine. Holly clips Germaine with a left hand that seems to hurt her, they accidentally clash heads. Holly has her pressed to the cage working in the clinch. Right from Germaine, body kick from Holly. Left from Holly, she presses Germaine to the cage. They exchange knees. They finally separate. Germaine with a left hook. 10-9 Holly.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Germaine de Randamie def. Holly Holm via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
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