UFC 215 took place tonight from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. MyMMANews.com has your complete UFC 215 results.
Thursday night the scheduled flyweight championship main event of Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg was taken off the card after Borg fell ill. UFC women’s featherweight champion Amanda Nunes will now defend her title against Valentina Shevchenko in the evening’s new main event.
The fight card proceeded on pay-per-view as scheduled following preliminary bouts on both UFC Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1.
Two of the top 135-pound female fighters on the planet continued the war from their first outing to sort it out this time around for a title. This fight was an absolute back and forth battle, again going to a split decision, except this time there were two extra rounds. Nunes would retain the title but once again, not always the popular decision.
WOW!!!!! Who forgot about Rafael Dos Anjos? The former UFC lightweight champion, now at welterweight, got his fight down to the ground with a kick….. and moments later, Neil Magny was tapping from an arm triangle choke. There’s not much else to it. Very impressive win.
A pair of UFC flyweight title contenders met at the center of the octagon when Wilson Reis and Henry Cejudo squared off. Cejudo, new and improved looked sharped with a new karate type stance and was able to beat Reis at every angle. The fight didn’t continue very long once the second round approached, ending at just 25 seconds into the contest.
Jeremy Stephens likely never looked better as he dismantled the former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. Melendez was hurt early on with a series of leg kicks. His leg swelled up and several times during the contest the doctors had to check on Melendez. Had it been anyone other than Melendez, the fight would have been stopped earlier.
Ketlen Vieira was able to weather the first round storm of former UFC women’s bantamweight title contender Sara McMann to come back and submit her in the second round via arm triangle choke. Very impressive win for Vieira.
Ashlee Evans-Smith suffered another setback tonight and possibly a dislocated arm from a first round armbar submission by Sarah Moras.
Canada’s Mitch Clarke decided to announce his retirement from mixed martial arts after a second round TKO loss to Alex White. Clarke walks away from the sport with a 11-5 record that began in 2007.
FULL UFC 215 RESULTS
Main card (PPV at 10 p.m. ET)
Amanda Nunes defeated Valentina Shevchenko via split decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Rafael dos Anjos defeated Neil Magny via submissino (arm triangle) – Round 1, 3:43
Henry Cejudo defeated Wilson Reis via TKO – Round 2, 0:25
Ilir Latifi defeated Tyson Pedro via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Jeremy Stephens defeated Gilbert Melendez via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Undercard (FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET)
Ketlen Vieira defeated Sara McMann via submission (arm triangle choke) – Round 2, 4:16
Sarah Moras defeated Ashlee Evans-Smith via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:51
Rick Glenn defeated Gavin Tucker via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 29-27)
Alex White defeated Mitch Clarke via TKO – Round 2, 4:36
Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET)
Arjan Bhullar defeated Luis Henrique via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Kajan Johnson defeated Adriano Martins via KO – Round 3, 0:49