Reigning unbeaten UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey steps back into the Octagon this evening as she faces rangy kickboxer Holly Holm in the UFC 193 main event. Women’s strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk puts her title on the line against Valerie Letourneau in the co-headliner.
UFC 193 is the first ever UFC Pay-Per-View headlined with two female championship bouts. The historic event will take place in front of 70,000 fans at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
ProMMAnow.com will provide live results and round-by-round updates of UFC 193 starting with the Fight Pass prelims at 6:15 p.m. ET (3:15 p.m. PT), moving to the Fox Sports 1 prelims at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT), and the Pay-Per-View main card at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT).
If you’re looking for a live online stream for UFC 193, you can order the Pay-Per-View online at www.ufc.tv/events for $59.99. The early prelims will stream live on the UFC’s Fight Pass subscription service ($9.99/month).
UFC 193 quick results:
Main Card (Pay-Per-View)
- Women’s Bantamweight: Holly Holm def. Ronda Rousey via knockout (head kick) – Round 2, 0:59
- Women’s Strawweight: Joanna Jędrzejczyk def. Valerie Letourneau via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)
- Heavyweight: Mark Hunt def. Antonio Silva via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:41
- Middleweight: Robert Whittaker def. Uriah Hall via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Heavyweight: Jared Rosholt def. Stefan Struve via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
- Lightweight: Jake Matthews def. Akbarh Arreola via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00
- Welterweight: Kyle Noke def. Peter Sobotta via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:01
- Light Heavyweight: Gian Villante def. Anthony Perosh via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 2:52
- Flyweight: Danny Martinez def. Richie Vaculik via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
- Middleweight: Dan Kelly def. Steve Montgomery via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Welterweight: Rich Walsh def. Steve Kennedy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Welterweight: James Moontasri def. Anton Zafir via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:36
- Flyweight: Ben Nguyen def. Ryan Benoit via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:35
UFC 193 play-by-play:
Ben Nguyen vs. Ryan Benoit
Round 1 – Nguyen comes close to getting a rear-naked choke after hurting Benoit with a head kick and strikes. After a scramble Nguyen locks in the choke again, this time deeper and Benoit taps.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ben Nguyen def. Ryan Benoit via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:35
James Moontasri vs. Anton Zafir
Round 1 – Moontasri with some nice quick kicks low and high. Overhand right from Zafir and ends up with a takedown. Moontasri makes his way up but Zafir keeps him against the cage for a time. Moontasri gets some distance with about 90 seconds left. He lands a spinning back kick to the ribs, then a spinning backfist and Zafir goes down hard. Moontasri follows up with punches as the ref stops it. Beautiful finish.
OFFICIAL RESULT: James Moontasri def. Anton Zafir via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:36
Richard Walsh vs. Steve Kennedy
Round 1 – Low kick from Walsh, putting on the pressure and backing Kennedy up. Hard low kicks from Walsh slowing Kennedy down. Overhand right and Kennedy stumbles, Walsh smells blood but is being patient. Back to the pressure from Walsh, Kennedy covers up as Walsh tees off. He’s okay for now. Low kick from Walsh. Big left. Right from Kennedy. Flails on a spin kick attempt. His legs are super bruised up. Takedown from Kennedy, he gets on Walsh’s back but no hooks in and Walsh gets up but Kennedy stays on him and drags him back down, hooks in now as Walsh fights off the choke. Kennedy ends up in full mount after Walsh escaped the choke. Round ends with Kennedy on top in half guard. 10-9 Walsh.
Round 2 – Walsh connecting with punches and low kicks early. Kennedy shoots, sprawl from Walsh. Kennedy tries pulling guard. Walsh lets him up. Kennedy goes for another takedown, there’s a brief scramble and it’s back up. Walsh tags him and Kennedy tries pulling guard again. Walsh stacks him with punches. He finally lets him up. Kennedy with a takedown, inside full guard. Kennedy stays just busy enough to keep it on the ground the rest of the round, never going outside full guard. 10-9 Walsh.
Round 3 – Body kick from Kennedy. Another, then a low kick. Low kick from Walsh. Couple nice rights from Kennedy. Walsh goes low again. Then lands a solid right and Kennedy just fades to the ground and lets Walsh get back control. Kennedy gets to his feet, lands a body kick. Another right from Walsh, Kennedy shoots, stuffed. Ref lets him up. Couple kicks and an uppercut from Kennedy. Walsh stuffs a takedown as Kennedy tries pulling guard. Walsh stacks him, tries kicking the legs. Ref has seen enough and stands Kennedy up. Walsh attacks with punches. Kennedy shoots and misses. Flops to his back again, eats a big right from Walsh. A left. Walsh tries to pour it on before the bell as Kennedy looks for a leg. 10-9 Walsh.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Rich Walsh def. Steve Kennedy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Dan Kelly vs. Steve Montgomery
Round 1 – Kelly pressuring, looking to get inside, lands a big left. Knee to the body from Montgomery. Body kick from Montgomery, he slips, back up. Big left from Kelly, he comes in swinging. Clinch, judo throw from Kelly and he unloads elbows from on top in half guard. Montgomery gets to his feet, tries tying up with Kelly again and gets tossed to the ground again. Kelly gets on his back, looks for the choke, moves to mount, now Kelly landing ground and pound from inside guard. Montgomery gets up for about one second before getting put right back down. Kelly looks for a choke but is unable to secure it. 10-9 Kelly.
Round 2 – Clinch, knee from Montgomery. He backs up. Pressure from Kelly and he eats some solid punches from Montgomery. Kelly gets the clinch though against the cage. Kelly looking for a leg, eats a big elbow and Montgomery escapes the clinch. They trade punches as Kelly gets to the clinch. Nice knees from Montgomery. Kelly can’t capitalize and he’s eating shots to get inside. Clinched up, they trade knees, Kelly with the trip takedown. Kelly looks for the D’arce but Montgomery escapes to his feet. Nice left from Kelly, another. Nice punch combo from Montgomery, uppercut in the clinch. Kelly breathing hard. Kelly slips on a takedown attempt. 10-9 Montgomery.
Round 3 – Nice knee from Montgomery as Kelly initiates the clinch. Kelly takes a low blow but shrugs it off. Montgomery with a punch combo as Kelly gets inside. He goes for a trip but Montgomery counters it and it’s back up. Knee from Montgomery, left from Kelly. Another knee from Montgomery as Kelly clinches. Montgomery backs out, lands a one two. Again. Kelly fires back. Kelly with a nice left. Body kick from Montgomery. Kelly fighting hard now, lands a left, clinches up with knees to the body. He trips Montgomery with about 90 seconds left. Montgomery gives up his back. Kelly looking for his neck. Scramble, Kelly to side mount, then full mount, unloads punches and Montgomery gives up his back. Kelly looking for a head and arm choke from full mount, lets it go. Lands a couple punches. 10-9 Kelly. All heart from Kelly in front of his home crowd.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Dan Kelly def. Steve Montgomery via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Richie Vaculik vs. Danny Martinez
Round 1 – Martinez with a takedown but Vaculik is able to get back up pretty quick. Takedown from Martinez. Body shots from inside guard. Elbow from Martinez. Left from Martinez. Vaculik with his own takedown. Reversal from Martinez. Uneventful. 10-10.
Round 2 – Body kick from Martinez. Low kick from Vaculik. Right straight from Vaculik, then a low kick but Martinez times it perfectly for a takedown. Vaculik gets back up. Inside leg kick from Vaculik, low kick. Right hook from Martinez and Vaculik drops to a knee. Back up he appears recovered and they trade strikes. Takedown from Vaculik, goes for the back but ends up on bottom with Martinez dropping an elbow. Vaculik gets up. Takedown from Martinez. 10-9 Martinez.
Round 3 – Vaculik with the early takedown but can’t keep him there. Takedown from Martinez but he can’t keep Vaculik down. Vaculik with the pressure, landing punches but gets taken down again. Elbows from Richie to the side of the head as Martinez tries to hold him down and succeeds for much of the rest of the round. Vaculik gets up in the final seconds but it’s too late. Martinez 10-9.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Danny Martinez def. Richie Vaculik via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Anthony Perosh vs. Gian Villante
Round 1 – Villante stuns Perosh with a right hand. He remains patient. Lands a head kick on Perosh. Villante hurts him with punches. He’s busted up now but still maintaining. Front kick from Villante. Body kick. A perfect right hand on the button and Perosh drops face first. That’s it.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Gian Villante def. Anthony Perosh via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 2:52
Kyle Noke vs. Peter Sobotta
Round 1 – Front kick from Noke. Again. Sobotta looks for a takedown but is pushed away. Body kick from Sobotta. Jab, front leg kick from Noke, another leg kick. Right from Sobotta, low kick. Hard front kick from Noke to the body and Sobotta screams out as he falls down holding his mid-section. Looks like a liver shot. Noke follows up with punches and the ref stops it. Brutal!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Kyle Noke def. Peter Sobotta via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:01
Jake Matthews vs. Akbarh Arreola
Round 1 – Left hand from Arreola. Body kick from Matthews, then a right hand. Inside low kick from Arreola. Low kick from Matthews. Clinch against the cage… the chants have started in the stands… they separate. Arreola connects with a left that catches Matthews shooting in. He’s hurt but recovers. Head kick from Arreola stuns him, he pounces and takes Matthews’ back, both hooks in. Matthews trying to shake him off. Arreola flattens him out, lands some hard punches, looking for the choke. Under a minute to go. Matthews finally shakes him off and unloads punches from the top, most are blocked. But he gets an elbow and a few through at the end. 10-9 Arreola.
Round 2 – Takedown from Matthews. He unloads elbows and punches that cut Arreola. He continues the ground and pound at a measured pace. This continues for the rest of the round and Arreola needs help getting to his stool. 10-8 Matthews. The doctor stops the fight after seeing Arreola’s swollen and cut eye. It really didn’t look that bad and Rogan said it wouldn’t have likely been stopped in Vegas. I concur.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Jake Matthews def. Akbarh Arreola via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00
Stefan Struve vs. Jared Rosholt
Round 1 – Goldy keeps calling Rosholt “The Big Show”. Can’t imagine the WWE likes that. Knee to the body from Struve as Rosholt rushes in. Rosholt trying to stay on the outside, lands a kick to the thigh, body punch. Boos from the crowd. Struve looks so so much bigger. Rosholt times a kick for a takedown, takes side control. Rosholt stands over him, trying to pass back to side control, gets it and then Struve forces a scramble and Rosholt stands. Lays back in Struve’s guard. 10-9 Rosholt.
Round 2 – Right hand from Struve, front kick. Leg kick from Rosholt, he goes for a single leg. Struve defends and gets some space. Rosholt sets up a takedown, takes side control. Struve gets to his feet but Rosholt puts him right back down, taking side mount again. Rosholt stands up eats an up kick diving in. He’s okay it seems as he rests back inside full guard. Rosholt steps over to half guard, a mistake allows Struve to look for a submission, let it go, then land a couple elbows. 10-9 Rosholt.
Round 3 – Couple nice jabs and a right from Struve. Another right. Jab, leg kick. Low kick from Rosholt. Rosholt gets hold of a leg but Struve gets free. Rosholt shoots in again, stuffed. High kick from Struve. Inside low kick from Rosholt. Front kick from Struve, right, left. 90 seconds to go. Brief clinch. Rosholt slips, eats a knee on the way up, but scores a takedown with 1 minute to go. Rosholt in side mount. Struve gets to his feet. A reversal from Struve lands him on top and dropping elbows at the bell. 10-9 Rosholt.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Jared Rosholt def. Stefan Struve via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Robert Whittaker vs. Uriah Hall
Round 1 – This should be a good one. Touch gloves. Whittaker comes out aggressive and swinging. Hall avoids most of it. Leg kick from Whittaker. Nice right hand from Whittaker stuns Hall. He’s coming from odd angles. Jab from Hall. Front kick. Low kick from Whittaker. Hall goes for a 360 kick but ends up on his back. Whittaker postures up with a couple good shots, gets to side mount. Elbow from Whittaker, full mount but Hall kicks out. Whittaker with a couple punches as he moves back to side mount. Hall scrambles to get up but Whittaker takes his back, both hooks in. Hall spins to take top control inside guard but the round ends. 10-9 Whittaker.
Round 2 – Foot stomps from Whittaker. Jab from Hall. Whittaker returns same. Hall takes an eye poke. … Back at it. Replay shows it was a closed fist. Some good exchanges on the feet. Nice leaping in left from Whittaker. Low kick. Hall with a low kick, then a head kick right afterward. Whittaker eats it and seems okay though. Low kick from Whittaker. 10-9 Whittaker.
Round 3 – Jab from Whittaker, he hurts Hall with a right and he just tries to cover up, turning his back to Whittaker. Hall is wincing his left eye, hanging on to Whittaker trying to recover. Clinched against the cage. Whittaker looking for the takedown. Elbow from Whittaker on the break. Hall chasing him down now, head kick, flying knee, low kick. 2:30 to go. Knee to the body from Hall. Whittaker is busted up. Hall pressing him to the cage, knees to the thighs. 2 minutes to go. Hall backs out, front kick to the face, head kick. Left from Whittaker. Low kick. One minute to go. Right from Whittaker. Hall calls him in. Whittaker scoring. Hall turns his back again. Whittaker with a body lock from behind. Whittaker drags him down before the bell. 10-9 Hall.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Robert Whittaker def. Uriah Hall via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Mark Hunt vs. Antônio Silva
Round 1 – Low kick from Hunt. Body shot from Hunt. Front kick from Bigfoot. Body kick follows. Right hand from Hunt. Hard low kick. Hard body kick from Hunt. Bigfoot with a low kick, knee to the body. Low kick from Hunt inside. Low kick from Bigfoot. Again. Hunt hunting. Nice combo from Hunt, he lands another right behind the ear and Bigfoot goes down and it’s over. Hunt lands one more for good measure.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Mark Hunt def. Antonio Silva via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:41
Joanna Jędrzejczyk vs. Valérie Létourneau – for women’s strawweight title
Round 1 – Here we go. Valerie catches a kick and dumps Joanna to the mat. Valerie dropping shots as Joanna works to get up, and she’s up, but Valerie still has her clinched up against the cage. Knee from Joanna. Valerie pressing her to the cage, but then backs out. Front kick to the face stuns Valerie. She turns away briefly. Clinch. Body kick on the break from Joanna. Front kick. Front kick again from Joanna, low kick. High kick from Valerie but Joanna fires back. 10-9 Joanna, but could have gone either way.
Round 2 – Joanna comes out with a quick punch combo. Body kick and a right from Letourneau. Low kick from Joanna. Body kick, Valerie catches it. Valerie catches another kick and presses Joanna to the cage. Nice short elbow from Joanna. Right hand, body kick from Joanna on the break. Low kick. Pretty even on the feet. Low kick from Joanna. Again. Crisp punch combos from Joanna. 10-9 Joanna.
Round 3 – Valerie initiates the clinch looking for the takedown. They separate after an exchange. Low kick from Joanna. Body kick, stiff jab. Right hand. Front kick. … Low kick from Joanna. Valerie catches a kick and counters with a couple punches. Joanna being the aggressor though. Low kick. Another. Body kick. … Couple short uppercuts from Letourneau. Low kick and punches from Joanna. 10-9 for the Champ.
Round 4 – Nice right from Joanna snaps Letourneau’s head back. Body kick from Letourneau. Low kick from Joanna and Valerie begins to limp. More low kicks from the Champ. The crowd is starting to get loud. Body kick from Letourneau. Joanna with a punch combo, low kick. Body kick. They both connect with punches. Joanna with a body kick and a low kick. Another. Joanna lands a nice punch combo, another. 10-9 Joanna.
Round 5 – They both come out throwing combos. Nice body kick from Letourneau. Body/head combo from Joanna. Right from Valerie. Low kick from the Champ. Again. Jab, jab from Joanna, low kick. Right hand. Low kick. Joanna is really outstriking her now. 2 minutes to go. Couple nice lefts from Letourneau. She lands another combo. Big inside leg kick from Joanna. Hard right/left combo. Leg kick. Jab. Joanna takes an eye poke and gets a brief timeout. … Joanna lands some nice leg kicks and punch combos before the bell. 10-9 Joanna.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Joanna Jędrzejczyk def. Valerie Letourneau via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)
Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm – for women’s bantamweight title
Round 1 – No abs on Rousey, but that’s normal. Great staredown. No touch from Ronda although Holly put her hands out. Ronda being patient on the outside. Flashing a jab. Holly tags her on the way in. Gets tagged again. Ronda chasing her now. Low kick from Holly. Ronda gets tagged again. Ronda chasing. Ronda lands a right. Ronda ties her up against he cage. Holy lands a right and a kick. Left hook from Ronda. Big step in left elbow from Holly. Ronda gets her tied up though and gets the takedown, goes for the arm but Holly escapes to her feet. Oblique kick from Holly. Another. Clinch, Holly escapes. Straight left from Holly. Holly just rocked her with a big left. She lands another, another. Knocks her mouthpiece out. Herb Dean stops it and puts it back in. Holly takes Ronda down, but then lets her right up. 30 seconds to go. Ronda chasing her and getting sloppy. Ronda Rousey is losing. 10-9 Holly Holm.
Round 2 – Straight left from Holly to start. Right from Ronda. Holly has her number. Side kick to the face from Holm. Left hand. Holly with the straight left, again, Ronda is staggered and Holly knocks her out with a head kick, then pounds her with like two or three more punches and it’s over and MMA history has been made. Believe it.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Holly Holm def. Ronda Rousey via knockout (head kick) – Round 2, 0:59