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UFC 219 took place December 30th from The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the night’s Main Event, Featherweight Champ Cris Cyborg retained her title in a very exciting fight taking a decision from Holly Holm. Both fighters landed their share of strikes, but Cyborg landed a larger quantity and had more power behind them. After the bout, Cyborg expressed desire in finally fighting Megan Anderson. In other women’s action, former Strawweight Champ Carla Esparza got a huge win over previously unbeaten Cynthia Calvillo. After Calvillo took round one, Esparza seemed to up her aggression and showed improved striking in taking the decision. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Bantamweight: Tim Elliott (16-8-1) defeated Mark De La Rosa (9-1) via Tapout (Anaconda Choke) at 1:41 of Round 2.
2. Flyweight: Matheus Nicolau (13-2-1) defeated Louis Smolka (11-5) via Unanimous Decision (30-26/30-26/30-25). We scored it 30-27 Nicolau.
3. Middleweight: Marvin Vettori (12-3-1) and Omari Akhmedov (17-4-1) fought to a Majority Draw (28-28/29-28 Vettori/28-28). We scored it 30-27 Vettori.
4. Featherweight: Myles Jury (17-2) defeated Rick Glenn (20-5-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Jury.
5. Light Heavyweight: Michal Oleksiejczuk (13-2) defeated Khalil Rountree (7-3) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Oleksiejczuk.
6. Welterweight: Neil Magny (20-7) defeated Carlos Condit (30-11) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Magny.
7. Strawweight: Carla Esparza (14-4) defeated Cynthia Calvillo (6-1) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Esparza.
8. Lightweight: Dan Hooker (16-7) defeated Marc Diakiese (12-2) via Tapout (Guillotine Choke) at :42 of Round 3.
9. Lightweight: Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0) defeated Edson Barboza (19-5) via Unanimous Decision (30-25/30-25/30-24). We scored it 30-26 Nurmagomedov.
10. Featherweight Title: Cris Cyborg (19-1, 1NC) defeated Holly Holm (11-4) via Unanimous Decision (49-46/48-47/48-47). We scored it 48-47 Cyborg.
Submission of the Night: Tim Elliott
Fight of the Night: Cris Cyborg vs Holly Holm