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UFC 218 took place December 2nd from Las Vegas, Nevada. In the night’s Main Event Featherweight Champion Max Holloway retained his title beating Jose Aldo for the second time. After a competitive first two rounds, Holloway showed great striking technique and took over, battering Aldo both on the feet and on the ground till the referee saw enough and saved Aldo from a more severe beating. In women’s action, hometown favorite Amanda Cooper dominated Angela Magana, winning both the striking and grappling before getting the victory with seconds left in round two. In another female bout Felice Herrig continued her roll winning a super close split decision from Cortney Casey in a back and forth fight and Tecia Torres took a decision from Michelle Waterson in a bout that was close after two rounds before Torres took over in the third and got the decision. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Heavyweight: Justin Willis (6-1) defeated Allen Crowder (9-3, 1NC) via KO at 2:33 of Round 1.
2. Light Heavyweight: Dominick Reyes (8-0) defeated Jeremy Kimball (15-7) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:39 of Round 1.
3. Welterweight: Abdul Razak Alhassan (8-1) defeated Sabah Homagi (11-7) via TKO at 4:21 of Round 1.
4. Strawweight: Amanda Cooper (4-3) defeated Angela Magana (11-9) via TKO at 4:34 of Round 2.
5. Strawweight: Felice Herrig (14-6) defeated Cortney Casey (7-5) via Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Casey.
6. Lightweight: David Teymur (7-1) defeated Drakkar Klose (8-1-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Teymur.
7. Welterweight: Yancy Medeiros (15-4, 1NC) defeated Alex Oliveira (17-4-1, 2NC) via TKO at 2:02 of Round 3.
8. Lightweight: Paul Felder (15-3) defeated Charles Oliveira (22-8, 1NC) via KO at 4:06 of Round 2.
9. Strawweight: Tecia Torres (10-1) defeated Michelle Waterson (14-6) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Torres.
10. Lightweight: Eddie Alvarez (29-5, 1NC) defeated Justin Gaithje (18-1) via TKO at 3:59 of Round 3.
11. Flyweight: Henry Cejudo (12-2) defeated Sergio Pettis (16-3) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Cejudo.
12. Heavyweight: Francis Ngannou (11-1) defeated Alistair Overeem (43-16, 1NC) via KO 1:42 of Round 1.
13. Featherweight Title: Max Holloway (19-3) defeated Jose Aldo (26-4) via TKO at 4:51 of Round 3.
Submission of the Night: Dominick Reyes
Knockout of the Night: Francis Ngannou
Fight of the Night: Yancy Medeiros vs Alex Oliveira