UFC 214 Results: Live Updates, Highlights, and Reaction

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Jon Jones put an emphatic end to his rivalry with Daniel Cormier at UFC 214, scoring a third-round knockout to reclaim the light heavyweight title. The victory instantly reasserts Jones as one of the best fighters one the planet. In that same category stands Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino, who captured the featherweight title by thrashing Tonya Evinger for a third-round TKO. The result establishes Justino as the division's second champion, giving her an honor commensurate with her long-held station in the sport. Also of note was Tyron Woodley's successful defense of the welterweight title. He outpointed Demian Maia in a forgettable battle of attrition that was fought beneath a steady chorus of boos. Check out the quick results below for a recap of UFC 214, or scroll down to read Bleacher Report's full play-by-play coverage of the entire event.

  1. July 30, 2017
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    UFC 214 Quick Results

    UFC 214 Main Card on pay-per-view

    Jon Jones def. Daniel Cormier, knockout (Round 3, 3:01) Tyron Woodley def. Demian Maia, unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) Cris “Cyborg” Justino def. Tonya Evinger, TKO (Round 3, 1:56) Robbie Lawler def. Donald Cerrone, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Volkan Oezdemir def. Jimi Manuwa, knockout (Round 1, 0:42)

    Prelims on FXX

    Ricardo Lamas def. Jason Knight, TKO (Round 1, 4:34) Aljamain Sterling def. Renan Barao, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-26) Brian Ortega def. Renato Moicano, submission (Round 3, 2:59) Calvin Kattar def. Andre Fili, unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

    Prelims on UFC Fight Pass

    Alexandra Albu def. Kailin Curran, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Jarred Brooks def. Eric Shelton, split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Drew Dober def. Josh Burkman, knockout (Round 1, 3:04)

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    Jones Gets the Last Word of the Night

    Jones Calls Out Lesnar, Mic Drops
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    Jones Calls Out Lesnar, Mic Drops

    Steven Rondina
    via Bleacher Report
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    What's Next for Jones?

    Brock Lesnar if he gets his way.

    Bleacher Report MMA @BR_MMA

    Jones: "BROCK LESNAR! If you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by a guy who weight 40 pounds less than you..."

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    The Outcome Is a Devastating One for Cormier

    Bleacher Report MMA @BR_MMA

    Jon Jones: "I want to think Daniel Cormier for being my biggest rival and motivator." Cormier back in the cage and weeping. #UFC214

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    The New Champion Celebrates the Victory

    UFC Europe @UFCEurope

    #ANDNEW!!! @JonnyBones regains the belt at #UFC214 https://t.co/7xVt1v90fP

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    Jones Is Once Again the Light Heavyweight Champion

    #UFC214 @ufc

    #AndNew Light Heavyweight Champion of the world | @JonnyBones #UFC214 #JonBonesJones | B2YB @7Eleven https://t.co/E3i8nOPslb

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    Jon Jones Def. Daniel Cormier, Knockout (Round 3, 3:01)

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    Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones: Round 3

    Jones goes to the body with left hands and the legs with kicks. Jones adds a knee, which is answered by a pair of punches from the champion. Jones back-peddles away, keeping Cormier at bay with bodyshots and leg-kicks. Jones then goes upstairs with a head-kick that sends Cormier stumbling across the cage. Jones follows him, sensing the kill. Cormer trips to the mat, allowing Jones to connect with a series of punches on the ground, bringing the fight to an emphatic conclusion.

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    Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones: Round 2

    A hard left hook to the ribs from Jones precedes a knee that makes Cormier wince. After Cormier retaliates with a leg-kick, Jones switches stances, and time is called when the fighters clash heads. Neither fighter is too shaken up so the action resumes. Cormier reopens the action with an overhand right before Jones reels off several oblique kicks. Jones begins to taunt Jones, then smacks him with a couple of hard punches. He then trips Jones from the clinch, but he slips, allowing Jones to climb back up. Jones digs to the body with a right, but Cormier once again finishes the round strong, this time with a hard right hook.

    Bleacher Report scores Round 2: 10-9 Cormier

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    Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones: Round 1

    Jones attacks immediately, using a leg-kick to set up a two-punch combination. Cormier retaliates with a right that empties the mouthguard from Jones' mouth. After the referee finds a lull in the action to get Jones his mouthguard back, Jones executes a trip, but fails to establish top-control. A big knee to the ribs hits for the challenger, and he follows it up with a series of oblique and leg-kicks. Cormier is also finding some success with leg-kicks. He also lands a hard left hook, then hits with a big one that snaps Jones' head back a few moments later. Cormier finishes the round strong with a combination.

    Bleacher Report scores Round 1: 10-9 Jones

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    And Cormier Makes His Way

    #UFC214 @ufc

    AND HERE COMES CORMIER #DanielCormier @DC_MMA #UFC214 https://t.co/MXYtUEG7RI

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    Jones Enroute to the Cage

    #UFC214 @ufc

    HERE COMES BONES!!! @JonnyBones #JonBonesJones #UFC214 https://t.co/N8rtpqrEz8

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    Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones

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    The Fight Broke the Record for Fewest Strikes Thrown in a Welterweight Title Fight

    This still-motion image give you an idea of how things went.

    Suzanne Davis @SoozieCuzie

    Check out this replay of Woodley-Maia. https://t.co/E8tDJ8w3pl

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    The Crowd Didn't Love the Claim, but the Result Supports It

    Michael Stets @Michael_Stets

    Woodley: "I'm the best in the world, man."

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    The Decision Is Announced

    UFC Aus/New Zealand @UFC_AUSNZ

    #AndStill #UFC214 Check out TAB’s great UFC markets and odds @tabcomau https://t.co/WltakQyVwN

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    Tyron Woodley Def. Demian Maia, Unanimous Decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)

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    Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia: Round 5

    Maia latches on to Woodley and desperately tries anything to yank him to the mat, but comes up with his 17th failed takedown. He offers a few more, upping is futility to 0-20. The Brazilian is able to connect with a couple of left hands before missing on another takedown attempt. Woodley lands a right hand as the crowd begins to shout "Boring" in unison. The final minute passes without incident.

    Bleacher Report scores Round 5: 10-9 Woodley Bleacher Report scores the fight: 50-45 Woodley

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    Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia: Round 4

    The tepid action that defined the first three rounds bleeds into the fourth, the fans letting the combatants know exactly what they think about it. The boos trail off when Maia gets deep on a takedown against the fence, but Woodley calmly detaches himself and returns to the center of the cage. Woodley pops Maia with a right hand, but retreats soon after.

    Bleacher Report scores Round 4: 10-9 Woodley

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    Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia: Round 3

    Maia controls the center of the cage, but he's forced to retreat whenever Woodley threatens him. The champ remains cautious, focusing primarily on takedown defense and throwing mostly straight punches in short combinations. A left hand scores for Maia, who looks to transition to a takedown, but once again comes up short. Maia finishes up the round with a couple of leg-kicks.

    Bleacher Report scores Round 3: 10-9 Woodley

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    Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia: Round 2

    A straight right hand hits for Woodley, who looks more interested in leading the dance now. He pops Maia again, forcing him backwards. Maia stumbles and falls to his backside. Woodley predictably calls him back up. Maia grabs desperately for a single-leg, but Woodley powers his way out. A right hand from Woodley precedes another abortive takedown from Maia, who has had no success taking the fight to the canvas. He does manage to land a left hand, but Woodley eats it unfazed.

    Bleacher Report scores Round 2: 10-9 Woodley

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    Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia: Round 1

    Maia works for a single-leg against the fence, but Woodley defends and works back into open space. Maia tries the same approach twice more, but Woodley is able to steer him away, so Maia comes back with a left hook. Woodley defends Maia's next takedown attempt, but receives a citation for grabbing the fence. About 90 seconds pass before Maia's next attempt, with nothing of note coming in the interim. The crowd expresses it's displeasure with the action as the first round ends.

    Bleacher Report scores Round 1: 10-9 Woodley

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    Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia

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    Before Moving on the the Second of Three Title Fights...a Note

    Josh Gross @yay_yee

    UFC announces its first event in mainland China (Shanghai) on Nov. 25. Battle for top Asian talent will be heavy between One and UFC.

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    Patrick Wyman @Patrick_Wyman

    That was a damn near perfect performance from Cris Cyborg. She stayed calm, set her distance, and picked her shots beautifully. #UFC214

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    Cyborg Finally Earns a UFC Title

    #UFC214 @ufc

    THAT'S IT!!!! @CrisCyborg gets her belt!!! #UFC214 | B2YB @7Eleven https://t.co/9uFzneygPu

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    Cris “Cyborg” Justino Def. Tonya Evinger, TKO (Round 3, 1:56)

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    Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. Tonya Evinger: Round 3

    Cyborg lands a right hand then a head-kick. Cyborg follows up, sending Evinger to the mat. She recovers enough to persuade Cyborg not to follower her down, so is instead waved back to her feet. Cyborg quickly demonstrates why she called Evinger back up by tying her up in the clinch and blasting away with knees. Evinger absorbs a series of them, putting her on the mat. Cyborg lands one last punch on the mat before the referee calls the action.

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    Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. Tonya Evinger: Round 2

    A crisp jab connects for Cyborg, who is employing a patient attack after having Evinger on the run near the end of the previous round. Evinger looks to change the trajectory of the bout with a takedown, but Cyborg defends and blasts her opponent with a trio of punches soon after. Cyborg continues with her methodical attack, leading with leg-kicks and going upstairs with punches. The round finishes up with the women clinching against the fence.

    Bleacher Report scores Round 2: 10-9 Justino

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    Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. Tonya Evinger: Round 1

    Evinger's leg-kick is counter with a left hand from Cyborg, which puts her on one knee. Evinger pops back up and the fight moves to the clinch. Evinger tries to pull guard, but Cyborg won't indulge her. Cyborg attacks with leg-kicks before Evinger ties her up against the chain-links. Evinger works her opponent to the mart, but she isn't able to keep her there. Back on the feet, Cyborg connects with a hard knee. When Cyborg is poked in the eye, time is called, but the break isn't long. After the interlude, Cyborg goes on the offensive, tagging Evinger with a pair of right hooks. The Brazilian adds a couple vicious bodyshots then works to the logical conclusion of her assault with a pair of leg-kicks.

    Bleacher Report scores Round 1: 10-9 Justino

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    Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. Tonya Evinger

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    The Decision Is Announced

    UFC Canada @UFC_CA

    Great fight! @Ruthless_RL takes the UD win at #UFC214. How'd you score it? https://t.co/WhulKGpi45

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    Lawler Wins a Fight Every Bit as Good as Advertised

    The Spartan @EliasTheodorou

    Current mood. #UFC214 https://t.co/IUoelnqKmk

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    Robbie Lawler Def. Donald Cerrone, Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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    Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone: Round 3

    Lawler comes out with purpose in the third, sticking Cerrone with a jab and putting a head-kick behind it. Cerrone grasps for a couple of takedowns, but Lawler defends each one. Cerrone reasserts control for 45 seconds or so, but Lawler cracks him with a right hand before stuffing another shot. A hard combination from Lawler draws an answer from Cerrone. Both men continue to fire at one another, making their case for the judges. Lawler offers one more blitz and the fight concludes with the combatants bandying kicks with one another.

    Bleacher Report scores Round 3: 10-9 Lawler Bleacher Report scores the fight: 29-28 Lawler

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    Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone: Round 2

    Cerrone opens with a kick and follows it with a combinations that scores a pair of punches up top. He is consistently looking for the high-kick, but Lawler is avoiding the impact thus far through Round 2. Cerrone continues to pile up the connections, using leg-kicks from the outside and letting his hands go whenever the distance shrinks. Lawler defends a takedown, but Cerrone immediately transitions back to strikes, landing a crisp right hook.

    Bleacher Report scores Round 2: 10-9 Cerrone

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    Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone: Round 1

    Lawler immediately attacks, blitzing Cerrone right after the touch of the gloves. He mixes punches and knees from the clinch, wobbling Cowboy, whose eye has already begun to swell 45 seconds into the match. Cerrone is starting to return fire, though, landing some knees and elbows from the clinch. He looks for a takedown, but is rebuffed. He shoots again after another exchange and finds himself in Lawler's guard. Cerrone moves to north-south, then to the side. Lawler is able to explode and stand up, but is welcomed to his feet hit a knee and a head-kick from Cerrone.

    Bleacher Report scores Round 1: 10-9 Lawler

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    Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone

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    Cormier Arrives...

    Three more fight, including two title bouts, before tonight's main event.

    UFC Aus/New Zealand @UFC_AUSNZ

    THE CHAMP IS HERE Check out TAB’s great UFC markets and odds @tabcomau https://t.co/akGAUVTGUi

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    Oezdemir Climbing Up the Ladder of Top Swiss Athletes

    Josh Gross @yay_yee

    Volkan Oezdemir > Roger Federer

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    Manuwa Was Completely Disoriented After the Knockout

    Zombie Prophet @ZPGIFs

    Jimi's reaction to the KO #ufc214 https://t.co/QVet3m7EAC

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    Volkan Oezdemir Def. Jimi Manuwa, Knockout (Round 1, 0:42)

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    Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir: Round 1

    Oezdemir fires first, but Manuwa defends and pushes his counterpart over to the fence. Oezdemir lashes him with a series of short punches and uppercuts before pushing off and following up with another hard punch. Manuwa collapses to the mat. Oezdemir adds one more on the ground before the referee intervenes.

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    Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir

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    Chamatkar Sandhu @SandhuMMA

    Here we go! #UFC214 main card starts now! https://t.co/wQ9SGaXaY0

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    It's Ppv Time

    Let the familiar sound of Face the Pain wash over you. Embrace it. EMBRACE IT!!!!!

    Combat Press @CombatPress


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    UFC 214: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

    UFC 214: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions
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    UFC 214: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

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    via Scott Harris
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    Don't Be Surprised When Jon Jones Smashes Daniel Cormier at UFC 214

    Don't Be Surprised When Jon Jones Smashes Daniel Cormier at UFC 214
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    Don't Be Surprised When Jon Jones Smashes Daniel Cormier at UFC 214

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    via Jonathan Snowden
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    My Guess Is This Gains Momentum...

    MMAFighting.com @MMAFighting

    Lamas proposed a new nickname for Knight — The Hillbilly Zombie. Not just Hick Diaz anymore. #UFC214

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    Here's the Finish from Lamas

    UFC Canada @UFC_CA

    WOW! @RicardoLamasMMA stops Knight in the 1st at #UFC214! https://t.co/ynhaYfcTit

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    Lamas Celebrates the Win

    #UFC214 @ufc

    THAT'S IT!!! @RicardoLamasMMA finishes Knight here in round 1!!! WOW WHAT A ROUND!!! #UFC214 https://t.co/bkwGLIeWu8

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    Ricardo Lamas Def. Jason Knight, TKO (Round 1, 4:34)

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    Ricardo Lamas vs. Jason Knight: Round 1

    Lamas sticks Knight with a jab before completing a takedown near the fence. Knight scrambles and lands a hard upkick before Lamas settles into the guard and lands an elbow. Knight establishes mission control, but eventually lets go and lands another upkick. Knight then attacks with a leg-lock, which allows him to stand up. Lamas immediately blasts him, then blasts him again and again. Knight is barely able to stand, so he flops for a halfhearted takedown. Lamas continues to thrash away on the mat, drawing intervention from the referee.

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    Ricardo Lamas vs. Jason Knight

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    Andreas Hale @AndreasHale

    That was a performance from @FunkMaster_UFC that put the division on notice. Talent has always been there. Now he’s putting it together

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    Shaheen Al-Shatti @shaunalshatti

    Massive win for Aljamain Sterling, biggest of his career. He's two scorecards away from being 7-0 in the UFC. Turns 28 on Monday.

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    Aljamain Sterling Def. Renan Barao, Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-26)

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    Aljamain Sterling vs. Renan Barao: Round 3

    Sterling immediately puts Barao back into trouble with a front-kick to the face. Barao stumbles backwards, but regains himself quickly. Sterling presses Barao to the fence, looking to replicate his success in Round 2. The Brazilian defends, however, and the referee eventually intervenes. Undeterred, Sterling once again tries for a takedown but runs into the same result. Barao then looks for a takedown of his own, but settles for a bodylock. He eventually gets the takedown, but time expires shortly after.

    Bleacher Report scores Round 3: 10-9 Sterling Bleacher Report scores the fight: 29-28 Sterling

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    Aljamain Sterling vs. Renan Barao: Round 2

    Sterling comes out aggressively, knowing he's down a round on the scorecards. Barao briefly threatens with a choke after chopping out one of Sterling's legs, but Sterling is able to stand and force a clinch against the cage. From there, Sterling complete a takedown and takes Barao's back. Despite the dominant position, Sterling is forced to occupy himself with hand-fighting. He eventually wins that battle and postures to land some big punches. Barao finally escapes, but Sterling is able to stay on top, settling in the guard. He hits with a heavy elbow, then defends a slick triangle attempt from Barao.

    Bleacher Report scores Round 2: 10-9 Sterling

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    Aljamain Sterling vs. Renan Barao: Round 1

    Both fighter utilize kicks through the fight's opening minute. Sterling makes a play for a leg-lock after to conclude a scramble. He makes some progress with it, but eventually loses it, allowing Barao to enter his guard. The Brazilian methodically advances to half-guard, but Sterling manages to get him back to the starting point. From there, Sterling gets offensive, looking for a triangle, then armbar. Barao defends and drops a hard right hand.

    Bleacher Report Round 1: 10-9 Barao