UFC Fight Night 115 Results: Live Updates, Highlights, and Reaction
Alexander Volkov spoiled the party in Rotterdam, Netherlands, this Saturday, when he stopped Dutch fighter Stefan Struve in the third round of their main event tussle. The win puts the Russian at 3-0 inside the Octagon, and stands as the highest profile win of his promotional tenure. Siyar Bahadurzada defeated Rob Wilkinson in the co-main event of the evening, stopping him with punches in the second round of their middleweight contest. Check out the quick results below for a recap of the event, or scroll down to read Bleacher Report's full coverage of UFC Fight Night 115.
- September 2, 2017
UFC Fight Night 115 Quick Results
Main Card on UFC Fight Pass
Alexander Volkov def. Stefan Struve, TKO (Round 3, 3:30) Siyar Bahadurzada def. Rob Wilkinson, TKO (Round 2, 3:10) Marion Reneau def. Talita Bernardo, TKO (Round 3, 4:54) Leon Edwards def. Bryan Barberena, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Prelims on UFC Fight Pass
Darren Till def. Bojan Velickovic, unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Mairbek Taisumov def. Felipe Silva, knockout (Round 1, 1:24) Michel Prazeres def. Mads Burnell, submission (Round 3, 1:26) Rustam Khabilov def. Desmond Green, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) Aleksandar Rakic def. Francimar Barroso, unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Zabit Magomedsharipov def. Mike Santiago, submission (Round 2, 4:22) Abdul Kerim-Edilov def. Bojan Mihajlovic, TKO (Round 2, 2:32) Thibault Gouti def. Andrew Holbrook, TKO (Round 1, 4:28)
Volkov, After the Stoppage
The Former Bellator Champ Is Finding Success on the Big Stage
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Alexander Volkov Def. Stefan Struve, TKO (Round 3, 3:30)
Stefan Struve vs. Alexander Volkov: Round 3
After a brief exchange both fighters complain of eye-pokes, earning a quick timeout. They get back to it, Volkov landing a malevolent right hook. He puts an uppercut behind it then grabs Struve's head and pulls it towards his knee. A couple of bodyshots from Volkov push Struve back to the fence. Volkov follows him there and changes levels, going upstairs for a combination that fells the Skyscraper. Volkov finishes with punches on the mat.
Stefan Struve vs. Alexander Volkov: Round 2
Volkov cuts out one of Struve's legs with a kick, but Skyscraper scramble up and lands another knee. A timeout is called when Struve puts a finger in his opponent's eye, but Volkov doesn't take long to wave the doctor off. The men get straight back to it, throwing heavy fire at one another, Volkov scoring with the better shots, but his momentum is halted when he endures another eye-poke. Again it's just a quick break. Struve is the aggressor after the resumption, but Volkov answers with attacks with a hard counter right hand, helping the Russian end the round in control.
Bleacher Report scores Round 2: 10-9 Volkov
Stefan Struve vs. Alexander Volkov: Round 1
Struve uses his jab early, and put a knee behind it. He adds a leg-kick as Volkov works inside and connects with a left hand. The fighters bite down on their mouthpieces and fire away at one another, Struve hitting with a clean cross. Volkov comes back with a kick to the ribs before Struve targets the ribs with a few shots. Volkov recovers some momentum with a big knee to the body. Struves answers with a knee of his own, opening a gash on Volkov's face. The Russian answers with a takedown, which he parlays into a barrage of heavy ground strikes leading to the horn.
Bleacher Report scores Round 1: 10-9 Volkov
Stefan Struve vs. Alexander Volkov
Something Volkan Oezdemir Can Appreciate
Siyar Bahadurzada Def. Rob Wilkinson, TKO (Round 2, 3:10)
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Rob Wilkinson: Round 2
Wilkinson strings together a few connections through the opening minute of the second frame. Bahadurzada fires back with a big right hook before stifling a takedown. He hammers Wilkinson with a hard right hand, sending him stumbling across the cage. He continues to pound away until the referee finally decides to show Wilkinson some mercy and intercede.
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Rob Wilkinson: Round 1
Wilkinson slips while throwing a kick, setting off an early scramble. For all the drama involved, neither fighter lands anything clean or asserts a dominant position. Wilkinson looks to rectify that with a takedown, but after working Bahadurzada to the mat, he's unable to keep him down. After Bahadurzada breaks free he lands a hard punch to the head and kick to the body. He immediately follows up with a choke attempt, but Wilkinson escapes. Soon after he completes a takedown, but Bahadurzada once again pops up.
Bleacher Report scores Round 1: 10-9 Bahadurzada
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Rob Wilkinson
Reneau Emptied the Tank to Get the Stoppage.
Reneau Beat the Buzzer for a Late Finish
Marion Reneau Def. Talita Bernardo, TKO (Round 3, 4:54)
Marion Reneau vs. Talita Bernardo: Round 3
Reneau comes out aggressively again, but after landing a couple of shots, she's taken to the mat and opened up with an elbow. Reneau keeps up the aggression, looking for a triangle. She makes progress, but eventually loses it. Reneau is able to transition to the top, however, and she takes the back in search of a choke. She continues to work on it, but can't find the finish that way. She switches to strikes, hammering away at her counterpart until the referee intervenes.
Marion Reneau vs. Talita Bernardo: Round 2
Reneau looks to set a hard pace in Round 2, engaging Bernardo immediately. She lands a heavy right hand before defending a takedown. Reneau lands the right hand again, snapping her opponent's head back. Bernardo, clearly fatigued, manages to muscle her way to a takedown, but Reneau quickly stands. Back on the feet, Reneau extends the striking lead she began compiling at the outset of the round.
Bleacher Report scores Round 2: 10-9 Reneau
Marion Reneau vs. Talita Bernardo: Round 1
A kick from Reneau allows Bernardo to complete a takedown, landing in the guard. Bernardo prioritizes position over damage, but Reneau prevents her from escaping the guard, and in fact manages to sweep. Bernardo uses a leg-lock to get back on top, but immediately finds herself defending a triangle, then an armbar. Bernardo escapes and nearly takes the back, but Reneau recovers full-guard. She lands some short shots before the horn.
Bleacher Report scores Round 1: 10-9 Bernardo
Marion Reneau vs. Talita Bernardo
Edwards Continues to Get Results
Leon Edwards Def. Bryan Barberena, Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Leon Edwards vs. Bryan Barberena: Round 3
Edwards works behind his jab, landing a couple of nice punches early. Barberena eats then and fires back with a couple of left hands. Edwards doesn't like that, and so commits everything he's got to a takedown. Barberena puts up staunch defense, but eventually succumbs on the second effort. Edwards transitions to a body-triangle on his opponent's back. He looks to end the fight with a choke, but he's unable to prevent Barberena from standing. The bout ends with the fighters grappling against the fence.
Bleacher Report scores Round 3: 10-9 Edwards Bleacher Report scores the fight: 29-28 Edwards
Leon Edwards vs. Bryan Barberena: Round 2
The fighters tie up, Barberena hitting with some knees in close. Edwards looks for a trip, but he's unable to complete the maneuver. After breaking off, Edwards clips Barberena with a couple of jabs before catching another kick and parlaying it into a takedown. This time Barberena works back to his feet and punished Edwards with elbows as the latter attempts another takedown. Edwards scores with some punches, but walks into a big counter from Barberena and hits the mat. Barberena swarms for the finish, but Edwards is able to recover and neutralize the assault.
Bleacher Report scores Round 2: 10-9 Barberena
Leon Edwards vs. Bryan Barberena: Round 1
Both fighters go to the leg-kicks early on in the main card's opening bout. Barberena takes an early lead in volume, but impact goes to Edwards. The Brit is also the first to mix his hands into the equation, snapping off a cross. He then catches a kick and trips Barberena, taking him to the floor. Edwards transitions to the back, looking for the submission. Despite the effort, Barberena survives to the bell.
Bleacher Report scores Round 1: 10-9 Edwards
Leon Edwards vs. Bryan Barberena
If Till Gets His Wish, There'll Be a Lot of Punching Power Inside the Octagon
Till Gets His Hand Raised
Darren Till Def. Bojan Velickovic, Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Darren Till vs. Bojan Velickovic: Round 3
Velickovic targets Till's leg in the opening minute of Round 3. He's gone there several times throughout the match, reddening his opponent's thigh. Till snaps off a straight punch that snaps Velickovic's head back. Till lands another big punch, an overhand left, then immediately eats an equally powerful counter in return. Till, undeterred, walks Velickovic and cracks him with a left that results in a knockdown. After failing to capture the finish with ground and pound, Till calls his wounded foe back up.
Bleacher Report scores Round 3: 10-8 Till Bleacher Report scores the fight: 30-25 Till
Darren Till vs. Bojan Velickovic: Round 2
Till snaps of a jab, then lands it again. Velickovic looks for a takedown, but fails to complete it. Till smacks him again then trips him up and completes a takedown of his own. Till lands a few shots, but doesn't do much damage before Velickovic works back to a standing position. Velickovic is able to out together a couple of connections, working behind his jab. He hits Till with a nice left hand as time trickles off the clock.
Bleacher Report scores Round 2: 10-9 Till
Darren Till vs. Bojan Velickovic: Round 1
A quick right hand lands for Till to open the match. He adds a left and gets a Velickovic counter in return. Till shortens up for a stepping elbow that drops Velickovic to the mat. He pounces, looking for the finish, but Velickovic recovers, defends and works back to his feet, where Till clips him again. The final minute of the round passes by without much in the way of the action, the fighters apparently having decided the amount they crammed into the middle of the round was enough.
Bleacher Report scores Round 1: 10-8 Till
Darren Till vs. Bojan Velickovic
That Was a Violent Knockout
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- September 3, 2017
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Here's the Finish from Taisumov
- September 2, 2017
Mairbek Taisumov Def. Felipe Silva, Knockout (Round 1, 1:24)
Mairbek Taisumov vs. Felipe Silva: Round 1
The first minute passes by without incident, neither man eager to lead. Taisumov quickly shows that he doesn't need to throw volume to score a knockout, blasting Silva with a right hand to the jaw that leaves him flat on the canvas.
Mairbek Taisumov vs. Felipe Silva
The Finish Came Via Prazeres' Signature Move
Michel Prazeres Def. Mads Burnell, Submission (Round 3, 1:26)
Michel Prazeres vs. Mads Burnell: Round 3
Prazeres lands a left hand and a knee before taking Burnell back to the mat. He methodically transitions to north-south position and latches on a choke. Burnell taps, signifying the end of the bout.
Michel Prazeres vs. Mads Burnell: Round 2
The fighters mutually close the distance and engage in some close-quarters striking over the first minute of Round 2. Prazeres brings an end to the exchange with a takedown, landing in half-guard. After Burnell tries to climb back to his feet, Prazeres gains the full-mount. Burnell defends well and forces Prazeres back to side-control. The round ends with Prazeres working on a guillotine.
Bleacher Report scores Round 2: 10-9 Prazeres
Michel Prazeres vs. Mads Burnell: Round 1
Burnell ushers Prazeres over to the fence, forcing a clinch. Prazeres reverses a trip attempt, landing on top in the half-guard. The fighters battle for position on the mat, Prazeres continually nearing a dominant position but unable to consolidate it. Burnell eventually wins the battle by standing, but he's taken back to the mat immediately. This time Prazeres uses his position to land some punches, but time expires before he is able to do significant damage.
Bleacher Report scores Round 1: 10-9 Prazeres
Michel Prazeres vs. Mads Burnell
The Decision Is Announced
Rustam Khabilov Def. Desmond Green, Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Rustam Khabilov vs. Desmond Green: Round 3
Green pressures Khabilov to the fence, but the threat of the takedown forces him to back off. He lands a stepping left in the center of the Octagon before a lowblow from Khabilov causes a quick timeout. Green continues to defend his foe's takedown attempts, but Khabilov manages to score with a couple solid punches. The Russian tallies a couple more punches before Green takes him down at the end of the round.
Bleacher Report scores Round 3: 10-9 Khabilov Bleacher Report scores the fight: 29-28 Khabilov
Rustam Khabilov vs. Desmond Green: Round 2
Khabilov opens aggressively with a right hand. Green looks to widen the bruise on Khabilov's thigh with another leg-kick. A hard straight left from Green precedes a failed takedown attempt from Khabilov, who is made to pay with another punch from Green. Khabilov tries again for a takedown, but is once again rejected. An overhand right his for Khabilov and a pair of leg-kicks come back from Green.
Bleacher Report scores Round 2: 10-9 Green
Rustam Khabilov vs. Desmond Green: Round 1
The fighters circles before engaging in a quick and violent flurry. When Green looks to close the distance, Khabilov executes a suplex that leads to a scramble. Green is able to stand, but quickly finds himself back on the mat. Green manages to struggle free of his opponent and work back to his feet without absorbing too much damage on the mat. The feet is a different story, however, as Khabilov lands a nice stepping right hand. Green fires back with a nice combination. He then looks for a takedown, but that meets characteristically staunch defense from Khabilov.
Bleacher Report scores Round 1: 10-9 Khabilov
Rustam Khabilov vs. Desmond Green
Rakic Gets the Nod
Aleksandar Rakic Def. Francimar Barroso, Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Francimar Barroso vs. Aleksandar Rakic: Round 3
Not a lot of action to speak of through the opening minute of the final round. Barroso looks to gain the upper hand with a takedown, but his effort is rebuffed. After stifling the shot, Rakic settles in and picks Barroso off with some crisp punches from range. He mixes in some bodyshots with straight punches to the head, elongating his presumed lead on the scorecards. Barroso finds earns a break in an unconventional way, by landing a lowblow. The timeout is brief, as Rakic is eager to earn his first UFC win.
Bleacher Report scores Round 3: 10-9 Rakic Bleacher Report scores the fight: 30-27 Rakic
Francimar Barroso vs. Aleksandar Rakic: Round 2
An overhand right from Rakic is followed with a leg-kick. He follows up with another right and a couple more hard leg-kicks. Barroso kicks back, but Rakic doesn't waste much time getting back on offense. Barroso disrupts his opponent's flow with a takedown, but he's unable to do much damage from the guard. Once Rakic stands, he immediately hammers Barroso with a heavy combination, putting a little wobble in the step of the Brazilian. Barroso manages to score another takedown before the round concludes.
Bleacher Report scores Round 2: 10-9 Rakic
Francimar Barroso vs. Aleksandar Rakic: Round 1
A hard leg-kick from Rakic earns a jab in return. Both fighters land in the next exchange, Barroso with an overhand right, Rakic with an uppercut. Rakic puts together a nice combination that sees him score three solid connections. He grows his tally with a leg-kick soon after. The pace slackens a bit through the final two minutes. It concludes with Rakic working for a takedown against the chain-links.
Bleacher Report scores Round 1: 10-9 Rakic
Francimar Barroso vs. Aleksandar Rakic
Not Just a Strong Performance, but He Was Ready with a Name