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UFC 213 took place on July 8th from The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Earlier in the day it was announced Amanda Nunes could not fight and defend her title so the new Main Event saw Robert Whittaker win a close decision against Yoel Romero for the Interim Middleweight title setting up a bout with title holder Michael Bisping. Romero won the first two rounds and hurt Whittaker’s leg but tired as the fight progressed allowing Whittaker to take over and eeck out the decision. In the Co-Main Event, Alistair Overeem took a decision over Fabricio Werdum setting up a possible rematch with Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Light Heavyweight: Trevin Giles (10-0) defeated James Buchnovic (8-2) via KO at 2:54 of Round 2.
2. Featherweight: Cody Stamann (15-1) defeated Terrion Ware (17-6) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/29-28). We scored it 30-27 Stamann.
3. Welterweight: Belal Muhammad (12-2) defeated Jordan Mein (29-12) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Muhammad.
4. Middleweight: Thiago Santos (15-5) defeated Gerald Meerschaert (26-9) via TKO at 2:04 of Round 2.
5. Welterweight: Chad Laprise (13-2) defeated Brian Camozzi (7-4) via TKO at 1:27 of Round 3.
6. Heavyweight: Aleksei Oleinik (52-10-1) defeated Travis Browne (15-7-1) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:44 of Round 2.
7. Bantamweight: Rob Font (25-1, 1NC) defeated Douglas Silva de Andrade (13-3) via Tapout (Guillotine Choke) at 4:36 of Round 2.
8. Lightweight: Anthony Pettis (20-6) defeated Jim Miller (28-10, 1NC) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Pettis.
9. Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes (7-1, 1NC) defeated Daniel Omielanczuk (19-8-1, 1NC) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Blaydes.
10. Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem (43-15, 1NC) defeated Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1) via Majority Decision (28-28/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Overeem.
11. Interim Middleweight Title: Robert Whittaker (20-4) defeated Yoel Romero (12-2) via Unanimous Decision (48-47/48-47/48-47). We scored it 49-47 Whittaker.
Submission of the Night: Rob Font
Knockout of the Night: Trevin Giles
Fight of the Night: Anthony Pettis vs Jim Miller