UFC Fight Night 70: Machida vs. Romero live results and round-by-round updates

ufn70UFC Fight Night 70 takes place this evening from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., and is headlined with match-up between top middleweights Lyoto Machida and Yoel Romero.

PMN will provide live results of the entire card and round-by-round updates of the main card. Preliminary card action kicks off at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on Fox Sports 2, moving to the main card at 10 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

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UFC Fight Night 70 quick results:

Main Card (Fox Sports 1)

  • Middleweight:Yoel Romero def. Lyoto Machida via KO (elbows) — Round 3, 1:38
  • Welterweight:Lorenz Larkin def. Santiago Ponzinibbio via TKO (strikes) — Round 2, 3:07
  • Middleweight: Antonio Carlos Junior def. Eddie Gordon via submission (rear-naked choke) — Round 3, 4:37
  • Middleweight: Thiago Santos def. Steve Bosse via KO (head kick) — Round 1, 0:29
  • Featherweight:Hacran Dias def. Levan Makashvili via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 2)

  • Welterweight:Alex Oliveira def. Joe Merritt via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Welterweight:Leandro Silva def. Lewis Gonzalez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)
  • Welterweight: Tony Sims def. Steve Montgomery via TKO (punches) — Round 1, 2:43
  • Bantamweight: Sirwan Kakai def. Danny Martinez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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UFC Fight Night round-by-round updates:

Danny Martinez vs. Sirwan Kakai

Round 1 – Martinez got dropped with a knee to the face and got hit with a couple more, but rallied near the end of the round.

Round 2 – Kakai scored a takedown, but Martinez got up pretty quick. Kakai lands a knee and takes Martinez back down. He gets up and walks Kakai down for the few seconds left in the round.

Round 3 – Kakai with a takedown with under 2 minutes to go but is unable to keep Martinez down. Kakai lands another knee to the face and mocks Martinez as he wings punches and misses and fails to land anything on Kakai.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Sirwan Kakai def. Danny Martinez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Steve Montgomery vs. Tony Sims

Round 1 – Montgomery the much larger fighter. He inadvertently lands a knee to Sims’ face while throwing a kick and it stuns Sims. But Sims fires back with a quick straight left on the jaw a few moments later and Sims goes down face first. Sims follows up and ref steps in to stop further damage. Very impressive showing from Sims.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Tony Sims def. Steve Montgomery via TKO (punches) — Round 1, 2:43

Leandro Silva vs. Lewis Gonzalez

Round 1 – Silva with a takedown, Gonzalez right back up just in time to get taken back down. Gonzalez tries to set up a front choke and is back up on his feet. Big left body kick from Silva. Again, then he lands a knee. But Gonzalez scores a takedown. Silva goes for a heel hook, but Gonzalez pulls free and takes top control. Silva escapes to his feet. Gonzalez scores a takedown near the end of the round.

Round 2 – Gonzalez flails on a spinning backfist attempt and ends up on the ground with Silva looking for his back. Round ends with Silva in control.

Round 3 – Silva hurts Gonzalez with a knee during an exchange. He ends up taking Gonzalez’s back on the ground, but loses position and Gonzalez lands punches from the top in the final minute of the round. Gonzalez finishes strong even though Silva is able to get off and get off a couple shots.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Leandro Silva def. Lewis Gonzalez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)

By the way, Silva took this fight on Thursday.

Alex Oliveira vs. Joe Merritt

Round 1 – About halfway through the round Oliveira scores a takedown and takes Merritt’s back, looking for the choke. Merritt is able to spin around for top control and drop some elbows. Oliveira is able to get up before the bell.

Round 2 – Oliveira lands some punches and gets a takedown, but Merritt is able to escape to top control once again where he drops some elbows and lands a knee as Oliveira stands up. Oliveira gets a takedown, takes Merritt’s back with both hooks in as he stands up. He drags him back to the ground, still looking for the choke. Oliveira misses on a triangle attempt and Merritt ends up on top before the bell.

Round 3 – Merritt with a takedown, mount, then lands a big knee as Oliveira gets up. Oliveira slams Merritt to the canvas and takes his back again, Merritt back up but Oliveira drags him back down a couple times, takes his back with a body triangle now. Round ends with Oliveira locking on the choke.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Alex Oliveira def. Joe Merritt via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Hacran Dias vs. Levan Makashvili

Round 1 – Makashvili lands a couple nice punches but Dias scores a takedown in the final minute.

Round 2 – Makashvili with a takedown early in the round but gets caught in a armbar attempt from Dias. Makashvili shakes him off momentarily, but stands up and dives in with a punch and gets caught in a triangle choke. Makashvili slams his way out, then goes back into full guard. Dias with a trip takedown with just under 2 minutes to go. Makashvili right back up though, but then gets taken down again a few moments later.

Round 3 – Dias takes a low blow and time is called. … Back at it and it’s a bunch of wrestling for the rest of the round. Makashvili ends the round on top inside Dias’ full guard.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Hacran Dias def. Levan Makashvili via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Thiago Santos vs. Steve Bosse

Round 1 – Big inside leg kick from Santos. Body kick. Then a head kick from Santos starches Bosse, and Santos just walks away. Oh well. Damn.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Thiago Santos def. Steve Bosse via KO (head kick) – Round 1, 0:29

Take a look at the knockout:

Antônio Carlos Júnior vs. Eddie Gordon

Round 1 – Carlos Junior looks enormous. Much bigger than Eddie. Nice jab from Eddie. Body kick from Junior. Gordon clinches up. Takedown from Junior. Gordon makes his way up, takes a few knees to the body from the clinch as Junior presses him to the cage and after a minute or two wrestling back and forth Junior takes Gordon down and lands some legit ground and pound, ending the round on top.

Round 2 – Gordon unable to find his range on the feet and looks uncomfortable. He ties Junior up against the cage. Gordon just starting to look more relaxed on his feet and Junior gets a takedown. Junior works the ground and pound and goes for a leg at the bell.

Round 3 – Junior with another takedown. He takes Gordon’s back with both hooks in and looking for the choke. After several moments and hand-fighting, Junior is able to Gable-grip the rear-naked choke and sink it in. Gordon taps out.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Antonio Carlos Junior def. Eddie Gordon via submission (rear-naked choke) — Round 3, 4:37

Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Lorenz Larkin

Round 1 – Beautiful technical stand-up battle. Larkin tearing Ponzinibbio’s legs up. Larkin so quick and technical and diverse. Ponzinibbio with continuous pressure, shoots for the single with just over a minute to go, can’t get it. Another big leg kick from Larkin. He catches a body kick. Delivers another low kick and an uppercut that just glances off the face of Ponzinibbio as he ducks in.

Round 2 – Spinning back kick from Larkin. Ponzinibbio pressuring. Spinning low kick from Larkin, leg kick, right hand. Ponzinibbio with the low kick and continues to come forward, scoring with a couple punches. Larkin scores but gets caught. He seems okay but he has to be careful as Ponzinibbio is landing some big shots now. They are  both going for it and Larkin catches with with a big right that knocks him down. Larkin continues to batter him but Ponzinibbio somehow stands, continues to take shots and the ref stops it.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Lorenz Larkin def. Santiago Ponzinibbio via TKO (strikes) — Round 2, 3:07

Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero

Round 1 – Touch gloves. “Machida” chants in the crowd. Inside leg kick from Romero. Both guys are southpaws. Body kick from Romero. Machida returns same. They trade leg kicks. Nice low kick from Machida. Nice body kick. Romero throwing a lot of kicks. Nice low kick from the Cuban. Body kick and a right from Machida. Counter shot from Romero and Machida stumbles against the cage. Nice step in knee from Machida, straight right. Good fight.

Round 2 – Romero pressing. Machida trying to counter. Low kicks from Machida to the lead leg. Heavy leg kick from Romero. Nice straight left from Machida. Body kick from Machida. Now takedown attempts yet from Romero. Romero attempts a flying knee in an exchange. Machida blocks it. Left from Machida. Romero looking for the KO punch. Big leg kick from Machida. One two from Romero backs Machida up. Big left from Romero stuns Machida. Body kick. Romero almost takes his head off with a hook. Machida’s hands down style always scares me. Nice kick combo from Machida. Romero bounces off the cage with a series of punches at the bell. Great freakin fight.

Round 3 – Uppercut from Romero, heavy heavy leg kick. Machida with a leg kick. Machida starting to look sloppy. Inside leg kick. Clinch takedown from Romero and he knocks Machida out with elbows straight away. Romero jumps the cage and they have to hold him back from the crowd. That was brutal.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Yoel Romero def. Lyoto Machida via KO (elbows) — Round 3, 1:38

After the fight Romero made this unfortunate statement:

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