UFC 229 live results, video highlights and play-by-play

UFC 229 takes place this evening from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. They’re calling it “the biggest fight in UFC history” as former two-division champ Conor McGregor makes his return to the octagon after two years away to challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title he never lost. Top lightweight contenders Anthony Pettis and Tony Ferguson will meet in the co-main with the winner most likely earning a shot at the winner of Khabib vs. McGregor. We’ll have live results of all the action starting with the Fight Pass prelims at 6:30 p.m. ET and play-by-play commentary for the PPV main card starting at 10 p.m. ET.

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UFC 229 Results:

Main Card (Pay-Per-View – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

  • Lightweight Championship: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Conor McGregor via submission (rear-naked choke) – Rd 4, 3:03
  • Lightweight: Tony Ferguson def. Anthony Pettis via TKO (corner stoppage) – Rd 2, 5:00
  • Light Heavyweight: Dominick Reyes def. Ovince Saint Preux via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis def. Alexander Volkov via knockout (punches) – Rd 3, 4:49
  • Women’s Strawweight: Michelle Waterson def. Felice Herrig via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

  • Flyweight: Jussier Formiga def. Sergio Pettis via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Welterweight: Vicente Luque def. Jalin Turner via knockout (punches) – Rd 1, 3:52
  • Women’s Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd def. Tonya Evinger via TKO (strikes) – Rd 1, 3:26
  • Lightweight: Scott Holtzman def. Alan Patrick via knockout (elbows) – Rd 3, 3:42

Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass – 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT)

  • Women’s Bantamweight:  Yana Kunitskaya def. Lina Lansberg via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Lightweight: Nik Lentz def. Gray Maynard via TKO (head kick and punches) – Rd 2, 1:19
  • Welterweight: Tony Martin def. Ryan LaFlare via TKO (head kick and punches) – Rd 3, 1:00

UFC 229 Video Highlights:

UFC 229 PPV Play-By-Play:

Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov

Round 1 – Inside leg kick from Lewis. Misses on a high kick and eats a front kick to the body and a straight left. He’s hurt. Volkov tries to finish him but Lewis holds tough, covers up, holding his eye like he’s been poked. Briefly time is called. No eye poke apparently. Lewis goes for an unorthodox takedown and ends up on his back. Works his way up. Lewis fires off a couple bombs that causes Volkov to lock him up for a takedown. Volkov in side mount with some elbows to the mid-section. Now elbows to the side of the head. Lewis gives up his back and Volkov has both hooks in now. Lewis is able to get to top position with about 25 seconds to go. Lewis postures up with big shots. Time. 10-9 Volkov is how I see it.

Round 2 – Jab from Volkov. Big right from Volkov causes Lewis to cover up and back up. Lewis looks to have orbital issue under his left eye. One two from Volkov as he targets the eye. Body kick from Volkov. Body shot and another one two. Jab from Volkov. Lewis is not liking these punches. Lewis looks for a takedown but is easily pushed aside. Lewis swings big but whiffs. Right counter from Volkov. High kick. Front kick. Jab. Big left hook from Lewis. Lewis looks for a takedown but it’s stuffed. He swings big and misses. Head kick from Volkov. Lewis knocks out Volkov’s mouthpiece with an uppercut. 10-9 Volkov as I see it.

Round 3 – Inside leg kick from Volkov. Lewis with another crazy looking takedown attempt that flops. Lewis lunges in and misses with a couple punches. Volkov lights him up with a combination that causes Lewis to bend over and cover up but withstands it. He’s flinching and covering up almost every time he gets hit, probably because of that orbital swelling. Couple leg kicks from Volkov. Lewis backing up. Lunges in winging a left hook that misses. Huge body kick from Volkov, again. More kicks and Lewis fires back with a couple punches that miss. Lewis connects with a right but Volkov eats it. More leg kicks from Volkov. Big right from Lewis. Lewis drops him with a huge overhand right and knocks him out with only 11 seconds left in the fight!!! Holy Balls!! That was freaking crazy guys. What a comeback!! Lewis lays down in the octagon afterward. He’s all heart guys, all heart.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Derrick Lewis def. Alexander Volkov via knockout (punches) – Rd 3, 4:49

Lewis took his fight shorts off after the fight while in the octagon. Joe Rogan asked him why he did that. He said his balls were hot.

Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes

Round 1 – Low kick from Reyes. He kicks OSP’s legs out from under him catching him off balance. Lead left hook from OSP. Body kick from Reyes. OSP shoots but it’s stuffed. He pushes Reyes to the cage. Goes for the takedown but Reyes gets free, land a punch and pushes OSP to the cage. OSP turns him around and is looking for the takedown, Reyes lands several elbows to the side of the head. OSP drags him down but Reyes is right back up. OSP stays on him with the body lock. Reyes backs up with punches and OSP is in trouble. Head kick and punches from Reyes, has OSP backed to the cage, wobbly and breathing hard. Reyes being patient, kind of letting him off the hook here. Right hook from Reyes and a big left to the jaw. Hard leg kick from Reyes, then a head kick, picking OSP apart here. 10-8 Reyes as I see it.

Round 2 – Side kick from OSP. Hard inside leg kick from Reyes. Low kick from OSP but he eats a straight right counter. OSP eats a knee but grabs a body lock. Reyes turns him to the cage and gets his own body lock. Reyes backs out. Hard body kick from Reyes, then a low kick. Hard low kick from Reyes. OSP shoots, stuffed. Left hand from OSP, misses another shot. Body kick from Reyes. Left to the body from OSP, Reyes fires back with his own. OSP with a cut and bleeding. 10-9 Reyes. OSP’s coach tells him he has to finish him this round.

Round 3 – Head kick from Reyes. Low kick. Another. High kick from OSP just misses. Body kick from Reyes. Front kick from Reyes. Left hand over the top from OSP. Reyes lands an uppercut and a couple left high kicks on the shoulder. Nice left counter from OSP and rushes in for a takedown attempt. Body lock from OSP against the cage. Reyes turns him around. Low kick from Reyes. Left from OSP, Reyes fires back with the same. Big left hook over the top from OSP. OSP runs right into an elbow from Reyes and that cut is really opened up now. Big head kick from Reyes. Reyes drops him with a left hand right at the bell, OSP laid out on the canvas. Reyes walks away with hands up but they’re saying it’s not a KO.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Dominick Reyes def. Ovince Saint Preux via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis

Round 1 – Body jab from Tony. Low kick from Pettis. Again, going after that leg Tony had surgery on. Low kick from Tony. He walks into a right from Anthony. Low kick from Tony. Left from Ferguson, and a couple more after that. Low kick from Ferguson as he switches stances. Front kick from Tony. Tony backing Pettis up all over the cage. Tony with a couple punches as he continues to press Pettis keeping on the pressure. Big right from Tony. Pettis calls him on. Ferguson pressuring him still and backs him to the cage, lots being thrown here, both guys land some good punches. But Pettis is the one backing up. Ferguson lands big before the bell. 10-9 Ferguson.

Round 2 – Low kick from Tony. Pettis drops him with a right, he’s right back up but gets dropped again. Tony rolls and grabs a leg. Pettis on top  now as Tony gets him in full guard. Tony busted up and bleeding badly. Ferguson back up now. Ref calls time and wants to check a cut on Pettis’s head. A giant cut on his hairline. Doctor lets it go. Tony smiling big. Pettis misses a big spinning kick . Tony misses a big kick in return. Tony tries to showtime kick him. Tony backs him to the cage and landing with non stop pressure. Pettis trying to get out of there but is eating a lot. He lands a huge left. Pettis’s face is a bloody wreck. … Tony lighting him up against the cage with only a few seconds to go.  Pettis with a cartwheel kick that misses and Tony with a few final hammerfists. 10-9  Ferguson. Pettis’s hand is broken apparently and his coach Duke Roufus calls the fight. Pettis didn’t seem to want to continue with just one hand and who can blame him?

OFFICIAL RESULT: Tony Ferguson def. Anthony Pettis via TKO (corner stoppage) – Rd 2, 5:00

Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Conor McGregor – for lightweight title

Round 1 – Conor pressing, lands a left to start. High kick. Khabib shoots, gets the leg as Conor holds him around the waist to prevent it. Great defense from Conor so far. Khabib completes the takedown with Conor’s back to the cage. He has Conor’s legs trapped. Khabib has his legs trapped for a few moments, doing no damage, but now gets them both trapped. Half the round is down now. Khabib with some short right hands. Crowd booing but everyone knew this was coming. Conor with some palm strikes. Khabib moves to half guard with a minute to go. Khabib giving him no space at all. Conor has no answer here. Some ground and pound from Khabib, lands an elbow. Right hand from Khabib just after the bell. 10-9 Khabib.

Round 2 – Front kicks from Conor. Khabib fires a right and drops McGregor but he’s right up. Khabib lands some nice hands then gets Conor thinking about that, then picks Conor up for the takedown. Khabib in full mount now. Conor gets to full guard but eats an elbow. Khabib with big ground and pound. Big punches from Khabib, he’s talking to Conor as he’s bashing him. Half the round down. Khabib is blasting him. This could be over quick. Khabib locks up an arm. Conor gives him an illegal knee to the head and is warned for it. Khabib looking for a kimura. Khabib is literally mauling him here. Conor somehow gets up with his back against the cage but not much time left. Khabib is still all over him though. 10-8 Khabib.

Round 3 – Right jab from Conor. Body shot from Conor. Jab from Khabib. Low kick from Conor. Khabib with a low kick. Conor  finally stuffs a takedown, knee to the body. Big right from Khabib. Another from him as he looks for another shot, Conor stuffs that one too. … Uppercut from Conor as they exchange punches. Khabib standing right in front of him, lands a left hook. Conor with a left to the body and lands a knee. One two from Conor. Khabib with a body shot. Khabib shoots and gets the trip takedown briefly as Conor bounces up. Khabib still looking to put him down as he holds him to the cage. 10-9 McGregor.

Round 4 – Big one two from Conor. Left hook from Khabib. Front kicks to the body from Conor. … Khabib with a takedown and landing some hard punches. Khabib takes his back, locks in the rear-naked choke and makes Conor tap out. Afterward Khabib jumps the octagon and goes after Conor’s teammate Dilan Danis. One of Khabib’s teammates throws hands at Conor and lands flush. Security is able to break it up but this thing is far from over folks.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Conor McGregor via submission (rear-naked choke) – Rd 4, 3:03

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