Kevin Lee Picks Up Controversial Win Over Michael Chiesa at UFC Fight Night 112.

9:30pm UTC Jun 25, 2017Oklahoma City
Nathan McCarter

UFC Fight Night 112 hit Oklahoma City with a lightweight main event between Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee. Lee would get the victory, but not without controversy as the referee stopped the fight before Michael Chiesa actually tapped out. In the co-main event, Tim Boetsch rocked and finished Johny Hendricks with a big head kick and follow-up punches. Also in action, Felice Herrig announced herself as a contender with a dominant showing over Justine Kish. Miss anything? Head back and check the play-by-play from UFC Fight Night 112.

  1. June 26, 2017
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    UFC Fight Night 112 Quick Results

    Kevin Lee def. Michael Chiesa via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:37 of the first round Tim Boetsch def. Johny Hendricks by TKO at 0:46 of the second round Felice Herrig def. Justine Kish by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27) Dominick Reyes def. Joachim Christensen by TKO at 0:29 of the first round Tim Means def. Alex Garcia by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Dennis Siver def. BJ Penn by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-27) Clay Guida def. Erik Koch by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-26, 30-27) Marvin Vettori def. Vitor Miranda by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) Carla Esparza def. Maryna Moroz by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Darrell Horcher def. Devin Powell by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Jared Gordon def. Michel Quinones by TKO at 4:24 of the second round Tony Martin def. Johnny Case by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Jeremy Kimball def. Josh Stansbury by TKO at 1:21 of the first round

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    That's a Wrap

    The UFC is done in OKC, and we are moving forward. Stick around at B/R for complete coverage as we move right along with them.

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    To Detroit We Go?

    Kevin Lee picks up the win, but not how he wanted. He called out Khabib Nurmagomedov for December in Detroit, but also said Chiesa could get the rematch. Considering the controversy and Lee's standing in the division it would appear we are headed toward a rematch.

    Is that what you want to see?

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    Official Result: Kevin Lee def. Michael Chiesa via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:37 of the first round

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    Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee: Round 1

    A lot of movement from Chiesa early. Long straight left from Chiesa is the first big strike of the fight. Chiesa takes Lee down. Lee is back up and seeking a takedown of his own. He gets a slam, but Chiesa was in a good defensive position. Chiesa threatening with a triangle, but Lee is out. Lee passes as Chiesa looks for a submission. Lee is on the back.

    Lee throwing big punches now. Lee has the body triangle. Lee has busted Chiesa open on the head, and then sinks in a choke. Mario Yamasaki stops the fight and Chiesa did not tap. Wow. Horrid refereeing.

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    "Mention His Mom..." - Kevin Lee's Inner Monologue

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    Official Result: Tim Boetsch def. Johny Hendricks by TKO at 0:46 of the second round

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    Tim Boetsch vs. Johny Hendricks: Round 2

    Big body kick from Boetsch on the outset of the second. Boetsch lands a head kick! He's rocked. Boetsch starts mugging Hendricks in his backyard and finishes the fight!

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    Tim Boetsch vs. Johny Hendricks: Round 1

    Boetsch circling on the outside and throwing leg kicks. He's aware of the power. Boetsch's leg kicks are heavy. Hendricks comes forward with a kick but Boetsch catches it. Hendricks keeps moving forward and lands, but Boetsch is right there answering back in the pocket.

    Boetsch catches Hendricks flush and finishes the combination with a kick to the body. Hendricks keeps coming forward trying to land the left, but Boetsch is wise to it thus far. Boetsch's leg kicks are going to pay off later in this fight. Front kicks to the belly, inside leg kicks, body kicks. A full arsenal of kicks to take away Hendricks' gas.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Boetsch.

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    This Is Too Accurate 😂

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    Get Yours, Ms. Herrig

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    Official Result: Felice Herrig def. Justine Kish by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

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    Felice Herrig vs. Justine Kish: Round 3

    Herrig starts the third with an immediate takedown. Herrig mounts. Kish gives up her back, but only for a moment. Herrig is taking her time. Kish stands, Herrig takes the back, and jumps on a rear-naked choke. Kish is fighting but it's in deep. Kish gets out! Wow!

    Herrig goes right back to mount. Herrig starts peppering her with punches. There are still two minutes to go. Herrig moves to side control. Kish gives up her back. Kish is showing her heart, but this is all Herrig now.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: Herrig 10-8. Bleacher Report scores the fight: Herrig 30-26.

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    Felice Herrig vs. Justine Kish: Round 2

    Kish just uses brute strength to get into range. Herrig is by far the more polished striker, but Kish has power. Herrig is able to use her technique to beat Kish to the punch. Kish is bleeding from the right eye. Excellent combination from Herrig.

    Kish scores with a knee up the middle. Herrig gets Kish back down on the canvas. Herrig moving to different positions to try and find an opportunity to get a submission. Herrig takes the back. Kish spins into Herrig's guard. Herrig goes for an arm, but Kish gets out.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Herrig.

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    Felice Herrig vs. Justine Kish: Round 1

    Kish comes right out and throws a head kick. Herrig lands a strike of her own. A scramble is initiated by Kish, and Herrig takes the back! Kish scrambles up. Herrig scores a takedown off a trip. Herrig keeps top position. And Herrig mounts.

    Ground and pound from Herrig comes as Kish looks for a way out. Herrig takes the back and traps an arm. Kish gets the arm free, but Herrig is still on her back. Herrig transitions back to mount. Kish gets out and is on top, but Herrig gets back up quickly and lands a good straight right. Herrig tries to score another double, but Kish uses a whizzer to flip her over.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Herrig.

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    Who Takes the Next Step?

    Felice Herrig could make a jump into legitimate title contention with another big showing, but former top prospect Justine Kish can re-establish herself in the division by stealing Herrig's thunder.

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    Goodness Gracious

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    Official Result: Dominick Reyes def. Joachim Christensen by TKO at 0:29 of the first round

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    Joachim Christensen vs. Dominick Reyes: Round 1

    Reyes lands an inside leg kick early. Reyes starts pouring it on. He blasts Christensen with a straight punch that melts him and begins to back away before realizing the referee isn't stopping the action. Reyes lays in some additional, unnecessary, punishment due to poor refereeing.

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    How Many Highlights So Far? Zero. Zero Highlights.

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    Remember Dominick Reyes? Well, He Makes His UFC Debut Next!

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    Official Result: Tim Means def. Alex Garcia by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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    Woof.

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    Tim Means vs. Alex Garcia: Round 3

    Garcia's takedown attempt was shrugged off. Garcia almost completes a takedown, but Means uses a whizzer and avoids being stuck under Garcia. Excellent scramble. Means pumps his jab in the face of Garcia. Means isn't landing anything too powerful, but he's landing more than Garcia.

    The fight hits another lull. A lot of respect between the two fighters, but it's resulting in a less-than-thrilling fight.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Means. Bleacher Report scores the fight: 29-28 Means.

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    Tim Means vs. Alex Garcia: Round 2

    Means lands an outside leg kick. A significant lull in the action. Finally Garcia comes forward with a takedown attempt, and Means defends. They separate.

    Means counters Garcia with a left. It's just a single shot that doesn't land clean. Now Means lands a clean straight left. Nothing follows it. A lot of missed strikes. The crowd begins to boo.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Means.

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    Tim Means vs. Alex Garcia: Round 1

    A measured start from Means. Garcia lands a power shot and now goes for a takedown, but Means defends. Means shrugs him off and lands a knee to the body. The pace slows as they try to get their timing.

    Means is cautious of Garcia's heaters. Big left lands from Garcia and Means calls him forward. Means attacks the body.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Garcia.

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    Official Result: Dennis Siver def. BJ Penn by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-27)

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    BJ Penn vs. Dennis Siver: Round 3

    Penn lands the jab again. Siver is pushing the pace a bit more knowing he lost the second. Inside leg kick lands for Siver. Spinning back kick lands to the body. Penn not throwing much. Half the round to go.

    Siver running up the strike total. Now Siver is starting to put it on Penn. Siver is upping the tempo and the referee is starting to move in closer. Penn's leg is beaten up. Penn is taking big punishment. Penn may get stopped soon. Siver puts in a dominant third.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-8 Siver. Bleacher Report scores the fight: 28-28.

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    BJ Penn vs. Dennis Siver: Round 2

    Penn is back out aggressively, but Siver's offense stymies that early. Penn lands a right hand. Siver able to land a right of his own. Front kick grazes Penn. Penn gets his jab going again. Siver gets back into it with his variety of weapons. Momentum is up for grabs.

    Uppercut rocks Siver! Penn now smothering Siver with 90 seconds to go. Penn hasn't been able to do much offensively, but he wins the round.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Penn.

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    BJ Penn vs. Dennis Siver: Round 1

    Penn is aggressive right away. Siver starting to throw some kicks. Good jab from Penn. Siver grabs a leg, and Penn's historic defense is on display. Front kick scores from Siver. Stinging jab from Penn. Penn moves Siver to the fence. Siver gets free. Penn's jab looks sharp.

    Spinning back kick to the body from Siver. Penn loses his mouthpiece off a Siver left. Siver connects again. Siver just misses with a wheel kick. Penn comes back with a solid combination. Another jab from Penn lands. Outside leg kick by Siver. Good round for both men.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Penn.

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    Official Result: Clay Guida def. Erik Koch by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-26, 30-27)

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    Clay Guida vs. Erik Koch: Round 3

    Koch misses with a high kick. Guida grabs a single, Koch defends, and Guida shoves him into the fence. Persistence from Guida nets him the takedown. Half the round remains. Guida goes right into mount. Guida is able to get some space to throw punches, but Koch is able to avoid most of the damage. Dominant showing from the vet.

    You can make a strong case for 10-8 rounds in the second and third.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Guida. Bleacher Report scores the fight: 30-27 Guida.

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    Clay Guida vs. Erik Koch: Round 2

    Guida gets right back into Koch's face and takes him down. If Koch cannot put together better defense than this it'll be a clean sweep for "The Carpenter". Guida has four minutes to work from top position. Guida smothering Koch. Now Guida moves to mount. This may be the best we've seen from Guida in quite some time. Guida closes out the round with punches in bunches from top position.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Guida.

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    Clay Guida vs. Erik Koch: Round 1

    Guida trying to get inside. He does briefly and lands a right hand. Koch allowing Guida to circle on the outside. Koch looking for a power counter. Guida moving forward more effectively. Guida now shoots in, and Koch defends. Guida gets creative, briefly has Koch down but now it's Koch pushing Guida against the cage. They break toward the end of the round and Guida scores with another right hand.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Guida.

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    Official Result: Marvin Vettori def. Vitor Miranda by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

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    Vitor Miranda vs. Marvin Vettori: Round 3

    Vettori lands a kick to the body. They have an exchange and it's Vettori who gets the best of it. Miranda goes back to landing leg kicks to the lead leg of Vettori. Miranda scores with a knee. Vettori starting to get desperate.

    Miranda starting to pick up the tempo, but is it too little too late? He made need to get a stoppage. Miranda misses a takedown. Vettori rushes forward and gets the clinch but not the takedown. Vettori does get Miranda back down and this will close out the fight.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Vettori. Bleacher Report scores the fight: 30-27 Vettori.

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    Vitor Miranda vs. Marvin Vettori: Round 2

    Vettori back to throwing low leg kicks. Miranda throws one to the inside. Now Miranda goes high, but it's blocked. Vettori is slowing and he's throwing more arm punches. Hard outside leg kick from Miranda. Vettori lands another kick. Miranda scores with another. Miranda's leg kicks are much harder.

    They hit the turf with Vettori on top. Nothing much happens and they go back to standing. Vettori scores a takedown at the end of the round. That'll make the scores interesting.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Vettori

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    Vitor Miranda vs. Marvin Vettori: Round 1

    Vettori throwing leg kicks early. Vettori getting after it. Vettori throws a knee to the body. Miranda is busted up on the nose. Miranda isn't closing the distance yet, and Vettori has a significant speed advantage.

    Vettori is not as polished on the feet as perhaps he should be, but aggression and power is making up for some technical deficiencies. Vettori catches a kick and tries to respond with a flurry but nothing much lands. Vettori catches another kick and takes Miranda down off of it. They get back to a striking distance.

    Vettori lands a counter. Miranda may find more success in the latter stages as Vettori slows, but in the first it's all Vettori.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Vettori.

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    Official Result: Carla Esparza def. Maryna Moroz by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

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    Carla Esparza vs. Maryna Moroz: Round 3

    Jon Anik calls Esparza's performance thus far "dominant". That is far from the truth.

    Moroz defends an early takedown attempt. Esparza catches Moroz low in the clinch. Esparza with a takedown. Moroz is stifling Esparza. Mario Yamasaki is telling them to work. Less than two minutes left in the fight. Moroz is likely going to lose a decision if the fight stays this way.

    They are stood up. Esparza gets another takedown. That will likely do it. Esparza lets Moroz stand with 15 seconds only to score another takedown.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Esparza. Bleacher Report scores the fight: 29-28 Moroz.

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    Carla Esparza vs. Maryna Moroz: Round 2

    Moroz lands another right to start the second. Nothing landed has been with much power. Esparza goes with a Superman punch. They each land a right hand. Uppercut scores for Moroz, and then she defends a Esparza takedown attempt. Esparza gets in on a single and she completes the takedown, but Moroz is quick to her feet.

    Another solid combination lands from Moroz. Esparza is starting to breath a bit harder, but that doesn't stop her from landing a big double. Moroz works to the fence, she eats punches, but eventually stands. Judges may give that one to Esparza, but her first takedown had no significance. Moroz landed the better offense overall.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Moroz.