UFC 237 is set to go down May 11th in Rio de Jinero, Brazil. The card boasts a slew of Brazilian talents on the card. The card is the first to be ordered from the ESPN app and has the entire community curious to see how the transition goes. Get a FREE 7-day trial of the ESPN app here.
The main event marks the return of Rose Namajunas, as she steps into the back yard of the challenger, Jessica Andrade. Namajunas is coming off of defending her title against long time strawweight champ, Joanna Jędrzejczyk, who she captured the belt from. Andrade is coming in on a huge knockout of Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 228. The five round fight is sure to produce fireworks for the bloodthirsty Brazilian crowd.
In the co-main event, Anderson Silva returns to Brazil as he takes on the powerful Jared Cannonier. Silva, most recently, lost a fight to Israel Adesanya at UFC 234. Silva looks to rebound from the toughest part of his career. Cannonier is riding a wave of confidence coming into the fight with the legend, Anderson Silva. In his first fight at middleweight, he knocked out long time veteran David Branch in round two.
Other notable fights on the card include legend Jose Aldo as he takes on the featherweight prospect, Alexander Volkanovski. Thiago Alves-Laureano Staropoli and Irene Aldana-Bethe Correia round out the main card.
UFC 237 results below:
Pay-Per-View Main Card
Jessica Andrade def. Rose Namajunas via TKO (2:58 R2)
Jared Cannonier def. Anderson Silva via TKO (4:47 R1)
Alexander Volkanovski def. Jose Aldo via unanimous decision (30-27 30-27 30-27)
Laureano Staropoli def. Thiago Alves via unanimous decision (30-27 30-27 29-28)
Irene Aldana def. Bethe Correia via armbar (3:24 R3)
ESPN Preliminary Card
Ryan Spann def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via TKO (2:07 R1)
Thiago Moises def. Kurt Holobaugh (30-26 30-26 30-27)
Warrley Alves def. Sergio Moraes via KO (4:13 R3)
Clay Guida def B.J. Penn via unanimous decision (29-28 29-28 29-27)
ESPN+ Preliminary Card
Luana Carolina def. Priscila Cachoeira via unanimous decision (30-27 30-27 29-27)
Raoni Barcelos def. Carlos Huachin via TJO (4:49 R2)
Viviane Araujo def. Talita Bernando via KO (0:48 R3)