UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington main card live results, discussion, PBP
Live, blow-by-blow updates for today’s UFC 245 main card from Vegas.
Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play as UFC 245 goes down in T-Mobile Arena in Vegas.
The main event will a welterweight title contest between champion Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington. That is the last of three title fights on the card, which also features featherweight champ Max Holloway defending against Alexander Volkanovski and champ champ Amanda Nunes defending her women’s bantamweight title against Germaine de Randamie.
This post will cover the first three fights on the main card.
We’ll start on Fight Pass at approximately 6pm ET with four fights. The card then moves to ESPN2 at 8pm ET for four more bouts, then onto the main PPV card at 10pm ET. The full lineup and schedule follows. The preliminary card and main events will be covered in separate posts.
Round 1 -
Round 1 - Head kick from Moraes staggers Aldo right away. He lands another. He throws a flurry, then the head kick again. Aldo with a big counter straight right. Aldo pumping the jab but he’s out of range. Front kick from Aldo. Low leg kick with Moraes. Moraes with a right hook. Moraes with another right. Counter left from Moraes. Jab from Moraes. Inside left kick from Moraes. Jab from Aldo. Body shot from Moraes. Lead right from Aldo and he goes to the body. Right over the top and Moraes is stunned. He fires right back in the pocket! Aldo scores again and Moraes throws him to the floor. 10-9 Moraes.
Round 2 - Jab from Moraes. Aldo returns it. Aldo jabs the body. Leg kick from Aldo, but he eats a right counter. Moraes with the jab. Right hook and a jab from Moraes. Aldo with a right and a jab. Aldo rips the body. Jab and a straight right score for Aldo. Aldo with a combo and he staggers Moraes. Aldo with another big shot but Moraes cracks him back with a right hook! Aldo goes to the body again. Moraes with a couple of rights. Jab from Moraes. Spinning wheel kick from Moraes is blocked. Right over the top from Aldo. One minute to go. Jump knee from Aldo. Moraes with a left. Uppercut from Aldo! Both men are throwing bombs, this is great. Straight left from Moraes. Two jabs from Moraes. 10-9 Aldo.
Round 3 - Aldo rips a lead right. Moraes fires back. Slower pace this round. Moraes presses but doesn’t land. Aldo is the guy usually moving forward though. Moraes is circling. Lead right from Aldo. Aldo misses with a flying knee. Jab from Moraes. Aldo with a lead right and a left. Aldo with a body kick. Moraes kicks low. Nice left from Moraes. Moraes shoots, eats a knee, and cracks Aldo with a left hook. Jump knee from Aldo. 10-9 and 29-28 Aldo.
Marlon Moraes defeated Jose Aldo via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Round 1 - Yan coming forward. Body kick from Faber. Yan with a low kick. Faber with a nice step-in knee. Faber misses with an overhand right and a head kick. Yan scores with a left. Head kick from Yan. Front kick from Urijah. Yan steps in with a right. Faber catches a kick but Yan can’t do anything with it. Left over the top from Faber. Yan just misses with an uppercut. He lands it the second time. Left from Yan, right hook from Faber. They clinch. Yan breaks it with a two-punch combo. 10-9 Yan.
Round 2 - Faber with a right. He’s coming up short with his jab. Quick left hook scores for him. They’re missing a lot. Yan puts together a nice combo though. Faber with underhooks against the cage. Faber with a lead right. Hard elbow from Yan on a break. Faber scoops a single, but Yan defends nicely. Yan with a right that stuns Urijah. The next shot drops him! Yan is all over him but Faber weathers it. He’s up and he stuns Yan with a right! His nose is busted up. Gigantic elbow over the top floors Faber again! Yan lands more punches but Faber is up again! What heart! Yan drags him to the ground, but there’s a massive cut to the side of his eye. The doctor checks it, but they let him continue. This could get real ugly, real quick. One minute to go. Yan with some punches. Faber uses a leg lock attempt to get up. Yan with another hard shot. Faber fires right back. Yan spins around to Faber’s back and trips him down. 10-8 Yan.
Round 3 - Jab from Yan. Yan with a glancing head kick. They clinch. Yan breaks it and lands a kick to the face that floors Faber again! It’s over now. No follow up needed. Wow.
Petr Yan defeated Urijah Faber via KO (head kick), :43 of round 3