UFC 231 live coverage: Round-by-round, fight-by-fight results for Holloway vs. Ortega.Brian Ortega will try to remain undefeated later tonight (Sat., Dec. 8, 2018) at UFC 231 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, when he takes on reigning UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway, who has won his last 12 Octagon appearances.
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In addition to the 145-pound main event, former women’s bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko will meet former women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the vacant women’s flyweight title, streaking Brazilian finisher Thiago Santos will test his luck against perennial light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa, and the always entertaining Alex Oliveira will try to ward off a returning Gunnar Nelson.
But, before the premier bouts get underway on PPV starting at 10 p.m. ET, UFC 231’s “Prelims” action will go down on Fight Pass starting at 6:00 p.m. ET and FOX Sports 1 starting at 8 p.m. ET.
Find out what happened right here as the UFC 231 undercard recaps roll in real-time:
Nelson threw the harder punches in the early going, catching Ferreira with a plethora of counter shots. Ferreira was in trouble and fell to the ground. Nelson let him up. Ferreira regained some momentum with combinations to the body and right hands before landing a takedown. The Brazilian then worked for a kimura but Nelson defended nicely. In Round 2, Ferreira quickly gained top control and worked into full mount. Nelson defended the best he could but Ferreira was relentless with punches in bunches. The referee had no choice but to step in for the TKO stoppage.
Devin Clark vs. Aleksandar Rakic
It took Clark two seconds to land a huge punch that put Rakic on his butt. Rakic regrouped and started to score with whipping leg kicks. Clark found another home for a powerful left hook that dropped Rakic again. Clark followed his efforts up with countless knees in the clinch. Some were illegal, though, as both of Rakic’s hand were on the ground but the referee issued no warning. Rakic once again weathered the storm and ended up catching Clark with a flush back fist that sent the Jon Jones training partner to the canvas. Rakic capitalized with ferocious ground-and-pound before the referee stepped in for the first-round TKO stoppage.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 231 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.