Scores were 29-28 across the board for Brasilia’s Araujo, now 8-1. Robertson got a takedown in the first 30 seconds, setting up a ground battle between the two grappling standouts. Frota falls to 9-2. Former featherweight champion Cris Cyborg returned to the win column in the UFC 240 co-main event, as she held off a spirited effort from Canada’s Felicia Spencer to take a shutout three-round unanimous decision. But Tucker removed the judges from the equation in the third, as he locked in a rear naked choke that forced Choi to tap out at 3:17 of the final frame. Neal ended up in the top position after escaping a guillotine choke, and his subsequent ground strikes bloodied and stunned the Floridian. Holloway did appear to stun Edgar with a little over a minute left, but moments later, “The Answer” scored his first takedown, allowing him to finish the round on a positive note. Spencer falls to 7-1. South Korea’s Choi falls to 7-3.
Subscribe to our podcast State of Combat with Brian Campbell where we break down everything you need to know in the Octagon, including a loaded preview for UFC 240 at the 52:00 mark below. In the final minute, the exchanges heated up, with Figueiredo making a late statement with a knockdown and ground-and-pound attack. Yet while Tsarukyan had some success with his grappling, it was Aubin-Mercier who did the bulk of the scoring with his strikes. 4-ranked Figueiredo moves to 16-1.
Expected to deliver some of the best action of the night, welterweights Geoff Neal and Niko Price didn’t disappoint, as they battled it out until Neal stopped Price in the second round. It was a risky move, but Spencer was able to dodge serious danger as Cyborg tried to press her newfound advantage. Live HD Sports Streams, NBA streams, NFL streams, MMA streams, Boxing streams and more on Buffstream. In the third, Cyborg had her best round of the fight, as she kept the pressure on with her striking attack while Spencer was unable to get her grappling game in gear, allowing the Brazilian to emerge with the win via three scores of 30-27. Arman Tsarukyan (29-28 x 3) def Olivier Aubin-Mercier by Unanimous Decision, Geoff Neal def Niko Price by TKO at 2:39 in Round 2, Cris Cyborg (30-27 x 3) def Felicia Spencer by Unanimous Decision, Max Holloway (50-45 x 2, 48-47) def Frankie Edgar by Unanimous Decision, Copyright © 2001-2020 UFC All Rights Reserved. And once there, a series of unanswered strikes brought an end to the bout, with referee Kyle Cardinal stepping in at 4:13 of round two. But with the fight on the line, Araujo stepped up and got her second wind, as she went back to her striking to take the third round and the fight.
In the third, Edgar picked up his lunch pail and went to work, staying busy throughout. 7-ranked Davis falls to 19-10. A fistfight broke out in round two, with Price holding the edge before the two tumbled to the mat. Tucker took the fight to the mat early, and as Choi scrambled, he took his foe’s back briefly before the two stood. In the third, a knee to the body stunned Horie and Dawodu stepped on the gas in an attempt to finish the fight.
Tsarukyan (14-2) got his takedown in the second minute of the final round and he kept OAM grounded for the rest of the round, and that strong finish proved to be the deciding factor as he earned the victory via three scores of 29-28. As the bout entered its closing moments, Edgar never stopped trying to make something happen, but it was not to be, as Holloway made it 4-0 in Canada.
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With the win, Robertson moves to 7-3. While there is no title on the line, the co-main event is not void of any drama as Saturday night will mark the final scheduled fight on the contract of Cyborg, leaving her future very much up in the air no matter the outcome. Holloway and Edgar have been scheduled to battle twice (UFC 218, UFC 222), but injuries to both competitors prevented those from taking place.
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