UFC on FOX 24 takes place Saturday, April 15, from Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson puts his title on the line against Wilson Reis in the main event. Rose Namajunas faces fellow women’s strawweight standout Michelle Waterson in the co-headliner.
ProMMAnow.com will provide live results of all the action, as well as round-by-round updates of the main card.
UFC on FOX 24 quick results:
MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
- Champ Demetrious Johnson def. Wilson Reis via submission (armbar) – Rd 3, 4:49 – for flyweight title
- Rose Namajunas def. Michelle Waterson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Rd 2, 2:47
- Robert Whittaker def. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza via TKO (strikes) – Rd 2, 3:28
- Renato Moicano def. Jeremy Stephens via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX, 6 p.m. ET)
- Alexander Volkov def. Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Tom Duquesnoy def. Patrick Williams via TKO (strikes) – Rd 2, 0:28
- Rashid Magomedov def. Bobby Green via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Tim Elliott def. Louis Smolka via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET)
- Aljamain Sterling def. Augusto Mendes (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Devin Clark def. Jake Collier via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
- Anthony Smith def. Andrew Sanchez via KO (head kick and punches) – Rd 3, 3:52
- Zak Cummings def. Nathan Coy via Technical Submission (guillotine choke) – Rd 1, 4:21
- Ketlen Vieira def. Ashlee Evans-Smith via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Anthony Smith KO’s Andrew Sanchez
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Tom Duquesnoy TKO’s Patrick Williams
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Rose Namajunas drops Michelle Waterson hard with a head kick
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UFC on FOX 24 round-by-round updates:
Renato Moicano vs. Jeremy Stephens
Round 1 – Moicana getting off with some nice leg kicks and a body kick, moving well around the outside. More kicks from Moicana at range. Hard inside leg kick. Right over the top from Moicano. Another, and Stephens can’t find him. Lands a low kick though. Inside leg kick and overhand right from Stephens. Starting to figure Moicano out a little bit. Hard right but Moicano covers up. Takedown from Moicano. Stephens threatens with a kimura and this stalls the action until the bell. 10-9 Moicano
Round 2 – Hard low kick from Stephens. Body kick from Moicano. Lil Heathen backs him to the cage with a couple punches. Right counter from Moicano. Stephens trying to set up the big one. Couple nice jabs from Moicano. Stephens just misses a big uppercut, goes to the body. Nice straight left from Moicano as he makes Stephens miss on a few attempts. Body kick from Stephens. Stephens tries to close it out but Moicano avoids. 19-9 Stephens
Round 3 – Couple counter lefts from Moicano, he then gets a body lock takedown. Stephens gets back up. Gets off a few strikes. Jab from Moicano as he circles and avoids going toe to toe with the heavy-handed Lil Heathen. Couple leg kicks from Moicano. Stephens’s nose busted up. Stephens lands a nice right. Left from Moicano. Right cross from Stephens. Stephens hunting, trying to make this happen. Moicano being effective with the counter-striking. Right from Stephens, low kick. Left from Stephens but Moicano lands a one-two counter. Moicano frustrated, head-hunting. They trade in the final moments and Moicano scores a nice one before the bell. It’s close. Could go either way I think.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Renato Moicano def. Jeremy Stephens via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Ronaldo Souza vs. Robert Whittaker
Round 1 – Nice leaping left hook from Whittaker stuns Jacare. Nice jab. He’s moving around the outside and Jacare plods. Jacare gets the clinch against the cage. Takedown from Jacare, they roll, and Whittaker gets up. Jacare gets him right back down and takes his back but Whittaker shakes him off and is back up. Whittaker is a BJJ purple belt in there against a wizard on the ground. Jacare falls off balance but is right up. Uppercut from Whittaker. Right from Jacare, another. Body shot from Whittaker. Couple jabs from Whittaker, front kick. Left hook from Whittaker. Straight left from Whittaker before the bell. 10-9 Whittaker
Round 2 – Whittaker drops Jacare hard with a right. Jacare wants him to come into his guard but Whittaker makes him get up. Beautiful uppercut staggers Jacare. Lands a head kick on Jacare next and a right. Jacare on the outside moving. Whittaker being patient. Nice left from Whittaker. This would be a huge win for Whittaker. Left over the top from Whittaker. Left hook from Jacare. Left hook from Whittaker. Front kick from Whittaker. Head kick rocks Jacare and he goes down. Whittaker fires off some bombs and the ref steps in. Blood is everywhere and Jacre’s face is a mess. HUGE win for Robert Whittaker.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Robert Whittaker def. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza via TKO (strikes) – Rd 2, 3:28
Rose Namajunas vs. Michelle Waterson
Round 1 – Nice side kick low then high from Waterson, then a takedown from Karate Hottie. Rose looking for her back though as Waterson holds her in a headlock. Rose has both hooks in on the back and looking for the choke. Waterson escapes and has Rose in full guard now, using a high guard, and controlling the head. Nice elbow from Rose. Waterson looking for an armbar. Rose with a knee to the head as Waterson gets up. Kick to the knee of Rose. Big right hand from Rose. Clinch, knee from Waterson. Rose with a trip takedown before the bell. 10-9 Namajunas
Round 2 – Rose calling her onward to come and strike. Body kick from Waterson. Front kick. Inside leg kick from Waterson. Hard low kick from Rose buckles the leg. Right hand and a head kick behind it drops Waterson hard! DAMMMMN!!! (Looked like the Rousey KO by Holm) Rose gets ties up in her guard for a moment but unleashes several punches as Waterson ties her up in a high guard. Waterson is swelling badly over her left eye. Rose gets off a left hand. Waterson gets up. Rose jumps on her back with choke locked in, both hooks in. Rose squeezes and blood comes out Waterson’s nose. Finally Waterson taps out. Wow! Huge win for Rose. I thought Waterson’s experience may have gotten her the win but Rose looked amazing.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Rose Namajunas def. Michelle Waterson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Rd 2, 2:47
Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Wilson Reis – for UFC flyweight title
Round 1 – Iniside leg kick from Johnson. Wilson looks bigger, stronger. Inside leg kick from Reis. Johnson returns with same. High kick from Johnson blocked. Right hand from DJ. Shoots in, but not there. Body kick from DJ. Left hook from DJ. Reis putting on the pressure and catches a kick for a takedown but Johnson is right back up. Front kick from DJ. Lots of switch stances from Wilson. Right from DJ. Another. Front kick. Inside leg kick from DJ. Nice punch/kick combo from DJ. Wilson shoots in, stuffed. He gets back up as DJ tags him with a right. Right on the break from Wilson. 10-9 Johnson
Round 2 – Johnson being patient and slowly chopping Wilson down. Nice body kick from DJ. DJ staying very active, chopping and chopping. Reis can’t get anything going this round. Hard straight left from DJ. DJ’s so fast he gets in and out before Reis even knows what hit him. DJ lands a hard knee to the body, Wilson catches it then flops to his back. DJ lands a big right before the bell. 10-9 Johnson
Round 3 – Body kick Reis, low kick from DJ. Reis shoots, stuffed. DJ calls him back up. Inside low kick from Reis. Right counter from DJ and Reis’s eye is swelling. Couple more punches from DJ. Hard body kick and right from DJ. Body kick from DJ. Body kick from Reis. High kick from DJ. Hard body kick from DJ. DJ picking him apart and scores a takedown, straight to side mount. DJ with hammerfist and elbow, looking for the neck. DJ now in side mount, drops a couple elbows. DJ with more elbows and it opens up Reis’s head. DJ gets mount and lands a flurry, then attacks for an armbar and gets the submission as Reis taps out! Wow! 12 fight winning streak with 10 consecutive title defenses tying Anderson Silva’s record.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Demetrious Johnson def. Wilson Reis via submission (armbar) – Rd 3, 4:49