UFC 197: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

Craig Amos@@CAABRMMAFeatured ColumnistApril 23, 2016

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 21:  (L-R) Jon Jones and Ovince Saint Preux pose for the media during the UFC 197: Ultimate Media Day at MGM Grand Hotel
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UFC 197 is now in the books. 

Jon Jones returned victoriously, shutting out Ovince Saint Preux over a five-round bout. The wins sets up a rematch with Daniel Cormier, who claimed the title in Jones' absence.

In the co-main event, Demetrious Johnson defeated Henry Cejudo, dispatching the Olympic gold medalist in less than a round. The flyweight champion's win marked his eighth consecutive title defense. 

Check out the quick results below for a recap of UFC 197:

UFC 197 Main Card

  • Jon Jones def. Ovince Saint Preux, unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 50-45)
  • Demetrious Johnson def. Henry Cejudo, TKO (Round 1, 2:49)
  • Edson Barboza def. Anthony Pettis, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Robert Whittaker def. Rafael Natal, unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Yair Rodriguez def. Andre Fili, knockout (Round 2, 2:15)

Prelims on Fox Sports 1

  • Sergio Pettis def. Chris Kelades, unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Danny Roberts def. Dominique Steele, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Carla Esparza  def. Juliana Lima, unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • James Vick def. Glaico Franca, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Prelims on UFC Fight Pass 

  • Walt Harris def. Cody East, TKO (Round 1, 4:18)
  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Clint Hester, submission (Round 1, 4:35)
  • Kevin Lee def. Efrain Escudero, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

For a more thorough account of the event, scroll down to read Bleacher Report's live play-by-play coverage of UFC 197.


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