Live, blow-by-blow updates for today’s UFC event in San Antonio, which features a welterweight fight as the headliner.
Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play (main card) as UFC on ESPN: Dos Anjos vs. Edwards goes down in San Antonio, TX.
The headliner comes in the welterweight division, where Rafael dos Anjos will try to end Leon Edwards’ long winning streak. The co-main is a heavyweight style clash with submission specialist Aleksei Oleinik meeting slugger Walt Harris.
We’re still adjusting to the new schedule the promotion is using for ESPN broadcasts, but this one is pretty normal. The seven-fight preliminary card starts at 6pm ET/3pm PT on big ESPN, while the six-fight main card will stay there and kick off at 9pm ET/6pm PT.
Round 1 – Hooker takes the center. Leg kick. They trade low. Hooker with a combo. Vick with his own. Long combo from Hooker, and a low kick. Vick with pretty much the same thing in return. Mirror image. Vick misses with a head kick. Two lead lefts from Hooker. Hooker with a big left and Vick goes down! Two more and it’s over! FINALLY A FINISH!
Dan Hooker defeated James Vick via KO (strikes), 2:33 of round 1
Round 1 – Hernandez throws a head kick right away. Trinaldo with a big left over the top. Body kick from Hermandez. Big right to the neck from Hernandez. Body kick. Body kick from Trinaldo. Measured pace. Counter left from Trinaldo. Head kick from Hernandez but Trinaldo lands a counter left. Ball shot from Trinaldo. Hernandez only needs a few seconds to reset. No much to that round. Jump knee from Trinaldo late. 10-9 Trinaldo.
Round 2 – Front kick from Hernandez. Hernandez charges in but misses. A lack of action again. Counterfighters trying to counterfight. Trinaldo spins and Hernandez catches his body. He can’t get a takedown. The crowd is restless. As am I. Body shot from Trinaldo. Trinaldo misses with a wheel kick. Hernandez with a lead right. Knee to the body from Trinaldo. Body kick from Hernandez. 10-9 Hermandez I guess.
Round 3 – Trinaldo presses and lands a right hook. Hernandez charges in on a takedown attempt but he’s rebuffed. They trade knees inside and break. Trinaldo slips on a kick but Hernandez can’t take advantage. A lot of stalking from Trinaldo but very little action overall. Trinaldo misses with a jump knee. Head kick from Trinaldo scores. He lands a counter right. They charge at each other but nothing happens. Body kick from Hernandez. 10-9 and 29-28 Trinaldo.
Alexander Hernandez defeated Francisco Trinaldo vis unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Round 1 – Arlovski aggressive early. Rothwell lands a hard left hook that makes Andrei rethink that. But he fires back with a right on his own. Inside leg kick. They both land rights. Left from Rothwell. Body shot from Rothwell. Spinning back fist from Arlovski is partially blocked. A shovel hook from Arlovski staggers Rothwell. He scores with two more jabs. Head kick from Rothwell as Arlovski lands a left hook. Rothwell wades in and misses. Arlovski pressing. Blistering right hook from Rothwell. Uppercut from Arlovski. They trade inside. Another spinning back fist from AA. Rothwell’s nose is busted up. Combo from Arlovski. He looks good. 10-9 Arlovski.
Round 2 – They’re getting after it early in the round, but Arlovski is landing more effectively. He has a speed advantage. Side kick from Arlovski. He spins again but misses. The follow-up scores though. Rothwell with a hard lead right and he clinches up. They change positions a couple of times. Extended time against the cage. AA spins away with 1:50 to go. Jab and body work from The Pitbull. Spinning back fist again from Arlovski. He’s feelin it. Body kick. Hard counter right from Arlovski. Kicks. He’s landing hard shots all the way to the horn. 10-9 Arlovski.
Round 3 – Stiff lead left from Arlovski. They trade inside. Arlovski is in control here. Big overhand right from Rothwell, but AA comes right back. Rothwell clinches, then looks for a takedown but can’t get it. They stall out. Arlovski gets separation and lands some hood shots. Rothwell fires back with a counter but a huge lead right from AA backs him off. Rothwell pressures with big punches though. They both look tired. Arlovski returns fire. Rothwell’s face is a mess. 10-9 and 30-27 Arlovski.
Andrei Arlovski defeated Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Main card (9pm ET)
Preliminaries (6pm ET)
Alex Caceres defeated Steven Peterson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Raquel Pennington defeated Irene Aldana via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Klidson Abreu defeated Sam Alvey via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Jennifer Maia defeated Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ray Borg defeated Gabriel Silva via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Mario Bautista defeated Jin Soo Son via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Felipe Colares defeated Domingo Pilarte via split decision (29-2, 28-29, 29-28)