UFC 246 kicks off live January 18th from inside the T-Mobile Arena starting at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT. Follow below for live results and updates:
Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone
Winner: Conor McGregor via TKO (:40 seconds Rd 1)
Any questions leading up to this fight were answered. All it took was 40 seconds to show the world that Conor McGregor was back. A few shoulder shots and a leg kick sent Cerrone tumbling to the ground where Mcgregor pummeled him with punches. Referee Herb Dean jumped in shortly after to stop the fight.
Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
Winner: Holly Holm via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 20-27, 29-28)
In a grueling slugfest, Holly Holm was able to pull off a tough victory. Pennington was adamant to strike and keep this fight on the feet but Holm utilized the clunch well in order to dictate the fight. Holm in her post-fight interview is confident she can recapture a title.
Aleksei Oleinik vs. Maurice Greene
Winner: Aleksei Oleinkik via Armbar (4:38 Rd 2)
The veteran Aleksei Oleinkik did what he does best. He did not risk standing up with Maurice Greene and took the fight to the ground. The 1st round saw Oleinkik on top of Greene who was proving he could defend well on his back. However, in the 2nd round, we saw Oleinkik’s experience when he was able to obtain top position and secure an armbar for the victory.
Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne
Winner: Brian Kelleher via guillotine choke (2:49 Rd 1)
Brian Kelleher impressed against veteran Contender Series Figher Ode Osbourne. The fight was bumped into the main card. Osbourne started out strong but Kelleher was able to capitalize on a guillotine choke to secure the win in 2:49 of the first round of the fight.
Anthony Pettis vs Diego Ferreria
Winner: Diego Ferreria via RNC (Rear Naked Choke)
Diego Ferreria made a big statement in his submission win over Anthony Pettis. He was able to brush off a flurry of Pettis strikes in the 1st round and was able to get Pettis to the ground in the 1st and in the 2nd round. Ferreria was strong in the second round and was able to secure a rare naked choke to seal the victory.
Roxanne Modafferi vs Maycee Barber
Winner: Roxanne Modafferi via Unanimous Decision (30-27,30-27,20-26)
What a win for Roxanne Modafferi. The biggest underdog on the card pulls off an upset. Modafferi dominated Barber on the ground all 3 rounds. Barber tore her ACL in her left leg sometime in the 2nd round and found it difficult to regain momentum. A great win for the veteran Modafferi.
Andre Fili vs Sodiq Yusuff
Winner: Sodiq Yusuff via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sodiq Yusuff marks his 3rd straight win in the UFC in very impressive manner. Yusuff out-landed Fili in strikes and had a dominant 2nd round utilizing his jiu-jitsu and ground and pound.
Tim Elliot vs Askar Askarov
Winner: Askar Askarov via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 30-27, 30-27
Askar Askarov dominates the bout nearly ending the fight in the first round with a strong punch that wobbled Elliot. Elliot was able to get Askarov to the ground but isn’t able to be effective and looked exhausted rounds 2 and 3.
Drew Dober vs. Nasrat Haqparast
Winner: Drew Dober via TKO R1 1:10 Haqparast comes out aggressive and gets caught by Dober. Drew Dober connects with a strong left hand that sends Haqparast to the ground. Dober finishes the fight on top with strong punches and referee Mark Smith stops the fight.
Aleska Camur vs Justin Ledet
Winner: Aleska Camur via unanimous decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)- Aleska Camur’s UFC debut ends is a unanimous victory over UFC veteran Justin Ledet. Camur shows great composure in his debut and dominated Ledet in significant strikes. A late takedown in the 3rd round for Camur seals a victory.
J.J Aldrich vs Sabina Mazo
Winner: Sabino Mazo via split decision (28-29, 29-28 29-28)- The UFC’s 1st fight of the year is a battle of two young stars which ends in a split decision victory for Mazo. After a slow 1st round start, Mazo utilized the Thai clinch with knees to the head and body to take rounds 2 and 3