Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to its APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the UFC Vegas 82 mixed martial arts (MMA) event TONIGHT (Sat., Nov. 18, 2023), streaming LIVE on ESPN+. UFC Vegas 82 will be headlined by the 185-pound showdown between middleweight bruisers Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig. Before that five-round clash of styles gets underway, welterweight up-and-comer Michael Morales and 170-pound veteran Jake Matthews collide in UFC Vegas 82’s co-main event. Elsewhere on the card, lightweight prospects Chase Hooper and Jordan Leavitt hook ‘em up at 155 pounds.
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UFC VEGAS 82 QUICK RESULTS:
Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig
Michael Morales vs. Jake Matthews
Chase Hooper vs. Jordan Leavitt
Payton Talbott vs. Nick Aguirre
Amanda Ribas vs. Luana Pinheiro
Uros Medic vs. Myktybek Orolbai — Orolbai def. Medic by submission (neck crank) at 4:12 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS!
Jonathan Pearce vs. Joanderson Brito — Brito def. Pearce by submission (ninja choke) at 3:54 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS!
Chad Anheliger vs. Jose Johnson — Johnson def. Anheliger by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:49 of Round Three
Christian Leroy Duncan vs. Denis Tiuliulin — Duncan def. Tiuliulin by TKO (punches and elbows) at 4:24 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS!
Mick Parkin vs. Caio Machado — Parkin def. Machado by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Lucas Alexander vs Jeka Saragih — Saragih def. Alexander by KO (punches) at 1:31 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS!
Lucie Pudilova vs. Ailin Perez — Perez def. Pudilova by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28 x2)
Trey Ogden vs. Nikolas Motta — No contest (early stoppage) at 3:11 of Round Three — HIGHLIGHTS!
Charles Johnson vs. Rafael Estevam — Estevam def. Johnson by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
UFC VEGAS 82 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
185 lbs.: Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig
170 lbs.: Michael Morales vs. Jake Matthews
155 lbs.: Chase Hooper vs. Jordan Leavitt
135 lbs.: Payton Talbott vs. Nick Aguirre
115 lbs.: Amanda Ribas vs. Luana Pinheiro
Round 1: Quick flurry from Pinheiro to start. A counter right stings Ribas and Pinheiro charges after her with haymakers, landing some but failing to rock her. Things quickly slow back down and they pick their shots at range. Heavy overhand right by Pinheiro a minute in. She lands a low kick and blocks a combo. Ribas sporting some swelling under her left eye. Two minutes in. Mostly kicks from these two. Looping 2-3 from Pinheiro. Ribas tries a high kick and spinning back kick, then a flurry. Pinheiro cracks her with a 1-2, eats a right after getting sloppy. Two minutes to go.
Ribas pressuring, walks into another right hand. Swatting left hook from Pinheiro soon after. Heavy three-piece prompts Ribas to shoot. Knee on the exit. Another overhand right by Pinheiro and Ribas clinches up with a minute to go. Pinheiro separates. Another overhand right by Pinheiro, who walks into a counter right. Ribas tries a spinning back kick. 10-9 Pinheiro.
170 lbs.: Uros Medic vs. Myktybek Orolbai
Round 1: Body kicks from Medic to start. He’s keeping his distance as Orolbai advances. 1-2 catches Orolbai shooting and Medic starts battering him with punches and knees at point-blank range. Orolbai powers through to hit a slick high-crotch takedown against the fence. Medic works his way up, only for Orolbai to slam him back down. Again he stands two minutes in, again Orolbai drags him back to the mat. Medic rises a third time and pulls his leg free of a single-leg, but Orolbai switches to a double-leg and takes him down yet again with two minutes to go.
Medic gets to his feet again, yet another mat return by Orolbai. Orolbai looking to settle in guard, has to deal with a flurry of upkicks before coming down with a minute to go. Looking for the back. Nice punches as Medic tries to stand. 10-9 Orolbai.
Round 2: Orolbai opens with leg kicks as he pushes forward. Whiffed right hand into level change for another takedown. Medic trying to use butterfly hooks. One minute in. Orolbai continuing to control. He spins to Medic’s back two minutes in. Both hooks in, then a body triangle. Medic removes the hooks and stands, Orolbai still attached. Mat return by Orolbai with two minutes to go.
Orolbai looking for the back once again. One hook in, landing left hands. Orolbai doesn’t bother slipping in the other, instead wrapping up a modified bulldog choke and wrenching Medic’s neck in alarming directions until he taps.
Final result: Orolbai def. Medic by submission (neck crank)
145 lbs.: Jonathan Pearce vs. Joanderson Brito
Round 1: Hard low kick from Pearce to start. Pearce follows with a level change and Brito grabs a guillotine for a moment before abandoning it. Brito gets double underhooks and reverses against the fence. One minute in. He changes levels and slams Pearce to the mat, taking side control as he does. He tries to jump on Pearce’s back and falls right over the top, allowing Pearce to take side control in turn. Brito regains half guard. Nice knee by Pearce, then hard punches as Brito looks for deep half guard. Pearce hunting a guillotine as Brito stands, lets it go. Overhand right by Brito on the exit and Pearce looks a little wobbly. Brito storming after him with wild swings and denies a takedown. Pearce stays attaced and puts him on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Dirty boxing from Pearce. Brito reverses, gets reversed in turn. One minute to go. Pearce flubs a takedown and falls back for an armbar, which Brito waits out before dropping hard punches and slamming his way out of a triangle. Pearce sits up and shoots, landing uppercuts on the break and avoiding another looping right. Fun round. 10-9 Pearce.
Round 2: Pearce hits a takedown into half guard in the opening seconds. He nearly moves to mount, but Brito regains guard when Pearce considers an arm triangle. Hard elbow by Brito off his back. One minute in. Shoulder strikes from Pearce. On to half guard two minutes in. Pearce accuses Brito of hitting him in the back of the head and Brito mocks him for it. Brito muscles his way to a knee. Two minutes to go.
Pearce grinding Brito against the fence as the latter stands, but his aggression proves his undoing, as Brito snatches up a ninja choke and damn near squeezes Pearce’s head off before “JSP” taps.
Final result: Brito def. Pearce by submission (ninja choke)
135 lbs.: Chad Anheliger vs. Jose Johnson
Round 1: Johnson keeping his distance, firing high kicks. Solid right cross, then a snap kick to the body. Another snap kick and right hand, then an easy takedown against the fence. Anheliger works his way up and swats Johnson with a pair of heavy overhand rights. Exchanging a minute in. Lead right into a clinch knee by Johnson. They trade rights before Johnson puts him on the fence again. Anheliger muscles him down, can’t keep him there, shoots back in after landing body shots. Two minutes in. Johnson reverses and they trade dirty boxing for a bit before Anheliger reverses in turn. Johnson exits and lands another snap kick with two minutes to go.
Lead right and low kick from Johnson, low kick from Anheliger in return. Jonson pressuring, puts Anheliger on the fence. Sneaky knee. Anheliger breaks his grip with a minute to go. Slick outside trip by Anheliger but Johnson rides the takedown’s momentum to land on top in guard. Anheliger turns for an armbar and uses it to sweep, only for Johnson to sweep him right back. 10-9 Johnson.
Round 2: Low kick to eye poke combo from Anheliger pauses the action. Johnson gets back on the front foot when they resume. Left hook connects, then a leg kick a minute in. Anheliger avoids a foot sweep and ninja choke. Lead right downstairs. Both try lead elbows, Johnson lands a nice knee and elbow before getting reversed against the fence. Outside trip puts Anheliger on top in side control. Johnson rolls to his feet, Anheliger still attached. Two minutes to go.
Anheliger snaps Johnson down to his knees and briefly considers some sort of standing crucifix before resetting in the clinch. Johnson responds by selling out on a kimura attempt. He spins to his knees and shoots, only for Anheliger to jump on a guillotine. Johnson weathers it and takes top turtle position with a minute to go. One hook in, looking for the RNC. He moves to mount, dropping hard elbows. Solid punches from back mount in the final seconds. 10-9 Johnson.
Round 3: Good exchanges to start the round. A counter right from Anheliger stings Johnson, who comes back with some heavy bombs that send Anheliger to a knee. They continue to slug it out until Anheliger takes him down into guard. One minute in. Anheliger landing short punches. Johnson suddenly sits up and snatches a ninja choke, but abandons it shortly thereafter. Two minutes to go. Hard elbows off the back from Johnson. Looking for a butterfly sweep, settles for more good shots off his back. Anheliger landing punches of his own. Two minutes to go.
Anheliger stands over him, then jumps on a guillotine when Johnson sits up. Johnson against scrambles through to land on top in side control. Slick back take by Johnson with a minute to go. Both hooks in, landing punches. Body triangle now. He worms his forearm under Anheliger’s chin and, despite some admirable resistance, the Canadian is forced to tap. Fun fight.
Final result: Johnson def. Anheliger by submission (rear naked choke)
185 lbs.: Christian Leroy Duncan vs. Denis Tiuliulin
Round 1: Tiuliulin comes out slugging, prompting Duncan to grab a body lock and put him on the fence. One minute in. Knees from Duncan. Landing short strikes against the fence. Two minutes in. Duncan not overextending with anything and Tiuliulin not doing much to escape. Two minutes to go.
There’s a nice elbow from Duncan after a long stretch of nothing. More short clinch shots. One minute to go. Short knees. Tiuliulin finally escapes in the last 10 seconds and avoids a spinning elbow. 10-9 Duncan.
Round 2: Tiuliulin brushes off a low blow in the opening seconds. Duncan fires some fancy kicks, then hurts Tiuliulin with a check hook. Duncan trying to pour it on with punches and flying knees, lands a solid spinning back fist. Tiuliulin weathers it and goes back on the advance. 1-2 from Tiuliulin. One minute in. Nice body shot. Duncan just misses with a front kick, eats a jab. Low kick trips Tiuliulin up. Nice jab by Duncan, who eats another body shot. Low kicks two minutes in, then a front kick to the face. Elbow just misses, Tiuliulin answers with some sharp combinations. Elbow and jab from Duncan. Tiuliulin tries to open up against the fence. Duncan comes back with a left hook, teep, and flying knee stomp with two minutes to go.
Duncan changes levels, can’t control him against the fence. Half-committal wheel kick misses. They trade standing elbows and Duncan visibly hurts him with two back-to-back. More short shots against the fence. Straight left bet by an elbow from Tiuliulin. Hard counter 1-2 by Duncan with a minute to go, then a thudding low kick. Brutal uppercuts from the single collar tie, then a pair of rapid-fire elbows that finally crack Tiuliulin’s rock-solid chin. The Russian crumbles to the mat and Duncan clubs away until the ref steps in.
Final result: Duncan def. Tiuliulin by TKO (punches and elbows) — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!
265 lbs.: Mick Parkin vs. Caio Machado
Round 1: Machado dings Parkin with an early left hand, prompting Parkin to put him on the fence. Short knee from Parkin. It takes a bit, but Parkin manages to lock his hands and take him down into guard a minute in. Machado uses the fence to sweep to his feet, only for Parkin to run the pipe and dump him back down into half guard. Two minutes in. Solid underhook from Machado lets him get back to his feet and separate. Low-high 3-2 from Machado, then a counter jab. Cuffing left hook by Parkin backs Machado off. Two minutes to go.
Heavy body kick by Machado and Parkin shoots in. Machado threatens a trip, then lands on the break. Parkin advancing. They trade low kicks and Parkin shoots again to put him on the fence. One minute to go. They separate. Machado to the body. Nice jab by Parkin. He keeps looking for that overhand right without success. Machado tries a jump knee and blitzes in the final seconds. 10-9 Machado, I suppose.
Round 2: Machado working behind the jab, lands a nice straight left behind it. 1-2. Parkin changes levels and runs the pipe to land on top in half guard again. One minute in. Parkin staying heavy, not landing a ton. Two minutes in. Machado regains guard. Parkin controlling and periodically landing half-hearted shots. Two minutes to go.
Machado looks for an omoplata and Parkin uses the opportunity to take half guard again. Machado manages to kick him off, but eats a knee before trying his own and separating. Parkin plodding after him, lands a nice 1-2 before clinching up. He hauls Machado to the fence with a minute to go. Machado counters a takedown attempt with a kimura and tries to take the back, but falls over the top. Parkin goes right into the crucifix. He tries a keylock, but loses position. 10-9 Parkin.
Round 3: Straight left from Machado. Counter 1-2 from Parkin to answer a low kick. Brief exchange in center cage. Machado complains about getting hit behind the head, the ref correctly tells him that he ducked into it. Good body shots by Machado, who eats a slow-mo 1-2. One minute in. Hard counter right by Parkin, then another. Parkin tries to put him on the fence, can’t do so. Another right by Parkin as he plods after Machado. Machado ducks to land a body shot and their heads collide, prompting a pause. They trade in the center on the restart and Machado denies a level change. Two minutes in. Parkin shoots again, denied again. Overhand right from Parkin. Machado lands a flying knee to the body, then a hard body kick. Short uppercut by Parkin in return. He shoots again, not even close. Two minutes to go.
Clean jab by Machado. Parkin is running on fumes. He tries to tie up, can’t keep his grip. Counter uppercut by Parkin and a straight right that draws a smile. Machado body kick, Parkin counter right One minute to go. Parkin shoots again, whiffs again. Parkin low kick, Machado jab. Combo from Parkin, who eats another jab and comes back with a clubbing right. Another looping right by Parkin, who eats a chopping left in the final seconds. 10-9 Parkin.
Final result: Parkin def. Machado by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Lucas Alexander vs Jeka Saragih
Round 1: Solid body kick from Saragih met by a hard low kick from Alexander. Left hook to low kick by Alexander, then a feinted level change. Hard 3-2-3. One minute in. Stiff up-jab knocks Saragih back and Alexander goes to work against the fence. Saragih catches a kick for a takedown, and when Alexander limp-legs free and scrambles up, Saragih just annihilates him with an overhand right. A few more shots send Alexander from 98% to 100% unconscious for a wild upset knockout.
Final result: Saragih def. Alexander by KO (punches) — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!
135 lbs.: Lucie Pudilova vs. Ailin Perez
Round 1: Perez looks for a switch head kick. Body kick. 1-2 glances off. Spinning back kick attempt. Pudilova steadily advancing. Nice combo from Pudilova, but Perez grabs a body lock and puts her on the fence. Good takedown puts Perez on top in half guard. Heavy shoulder pressure two minutes in. Pudilova tries to bridge and Perez slips into mount, dropping punches. Chipping away with short elbows while Pudilova just holds on. Two minutes to go.
Perez breaks her grip and fires hard elbows. She snuffs out another attempt by Pudilova to explode out. One minute to go. Pure defense by Pudilova as Perez tries to get enough room to drop heavier shots. 10-8 Perez.
Round 2: Perez tries a spinning back kick; she picked up a shiner at some point. She gets in deep on a double-leg and wrenches Pudilova down into half guard. One minute in. Perez chilling in half guard, periodically landing punches and elbows. Two minutes in. Perez steadily moves to mount. Two minutes to go.
More steady ground-and-pound from Perez. Pudilova just cannot dislodge her. Perez continuing to chip away. She ramps up the damage with a minute to go, unloading punches and elbows with Pudilova’s head stuck against the fence. No finish, but she continues landing until the bell. 10-8 Perez.
Round 3: Perez shoots 10 seconds into the round. She can’t muscle Pudilova down, but does land a head kick before Pudilova catches a kick and takes her down into guard. One minute in. Perez uses the fence to work her way back up and Pudilova answers with some good knees before separating. Perez body kick. She shoots again, pulls guard when Pudilova is waiting with underhooks. Perez now just holding on two minutes in. Pudilova in quarter guard. Perez explodes out and a scramble ensues, but Pudilova manages to take side control. Perez spins to her knees and tries to shoot, making it to her feet with Pudilova holding a body lock. Nice knees by Pudilova with two minutes to go.
More knees from Pudilova and they briefly slug it out. Pudilova tries a head kick and Perez shoots. Perez tries a head-and-arm throw and gives up her back. Big elbow by Pudilova with a minute to go. Full back mount. She slips in the RNC but Perez fights with everything she’s got to break her grip. Impressive survival by Perez. 10-8 Pudilova.
Final result: Perez def. Pudilova by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Trey Ogden vs. Nikolas Motta
Round 1: Both looking to jab in the early going. Stiff one from Ogden. Low kick by Motta a minute in. 2-3 goes wide. Ogden times a Motta low kick to shoot in and haul him to the fence. He lands some knees before exiting two minutes in. Motta stops a level change, eats jabs. Ogden looking sharp and Motta looking gunshy. Solid sprawl from Motta. 1-2 catches Ogden leaning with two minutes to go.
Ogden sharpshooting with the jab, Motta a step behind. Fake level change. One minute to go. Well-timed reactive shot puts Ogden on top in half guard. He chips away until the bell. 10-9 Ogden.
Round 2: Motta still struggling to walk Ogden down. Stiff jabs from both. Motta whiffs on a combo as Ogden continues to plug away with the jab. Ogden shoots, denied a minute in. Motta trying to put together more combos but can’t land clean. He denies a shot, bites on a feint shortly after. Two minutes in. Ogden shoots under a left hook, denied. Solid right hand from Motta, his first in a while. Ogden comes back with a jab. Another good right hand by Motta, then a left hook as Ogden disengages. Motta picking up a bit of steam. Two minutes to go.
Motta takes his foot off the gas and Ogden goes back to sticking and moving. Ogden puts him on the fence after avoiding a combo and lands a good knee before separating. Failed shot, arm punches. Ogden avoids a flurry, fails a shot, lands a knee, eats some glancing combos. One minute to go. Jab from Ogden, then a hard combo after Motta sprawls on him. Again he shoots, running the pipe to sling Motta to the mat. Motta scrambles up, eating a knee and right hand. Left hook exchange. Ogden 1-3. 10-9 Ogden.
Round 3: Ogden runs the pipe for a quick takedown, then stays attached when Motta limp-legs out and hauls him to the fence. Strong double-leg puts Motta on his butt. One minute in. Ogden moves to mount. Staying heavy, landing arm punches while grapevining Motta’s legs. Two minutes in. Ogden steadily works his way into arm triangle position and moves to side control with two minutes to go.
The ref asks Motta to show him that he’s still conscious, and though he’s clearly pushing on Ogden to get room to breathe, the ref waves it off. A furious and very conscious Motta immediately jumps to his feet and protests. Terrible move by Mike Beltran. We’ll see how this plays out.
Final result: No contest (early stoppage) — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!
125 lbs.: Charles Johnson vs. Rafael Estevam
Round 1: Messed up my schedule a bit, so we’ll start 90 seconds in with an impressive hip toss from Estevam that puts him on top in guard. Johnson sits up, but a dogged Estevam stays on him and looks for the back two minutes in. One standing hook in against the fence. He loses it and Johnson turns to face him with double underhooks. Short knees from Johnson, then another slick toss from Estevam with two minutes to go.
Johnson goes to his knees and Estevam slips in both hooks. Looking for the RNC. He switches to mount with a minute to go. Johnson regains half guard after eating a few shots. Estevam chipping away, then retakes the back when Johnson tries to turn. 10-9 Estevam.
Round 2: Estevam shoots right off the bat, showing off some solid chain wrestling to power through Johnson’s sprawl and put him on the fence. He wrangles Johnson to his seat with an outside trip, then a double-leg mat return before jumping into backpack position and cinching up the body triangle. One minute in. Hunting for the RNC, landing short punches. Two minutes in. Constantly adjusting the body triangle to retain position as Johnson fights the hands. Johnson tries to explode out with two minutes to go but still can’t dislodge Estevam.
Johnson gets to his knees and Estevam falls over the top, then kicks Johnson off after eating a handful of ground shots. Back to the feet. Heavy pressure from Estevam and he fires another double-leg with a minute to go. Rear body lock for the Brazilian. Johnson pivots out and tries a head kick on the break. Nice body shot. He sprawls on a shot and looks for combos, then slips on a body kick. Estevam tries one more level change. 10-9 Estevam.
Round 3: Johnson looks fired up, putting together combos. Estevam fires, denied, continues to drive. Knees on the exit. Johnson sprawls on another shot and avoids a front headlock before ripping the body. More body shots from Johnson, who avoids a throw. Estevam whiffs a shot from way too far out, then eats a knee on the way in for his next one a minute in. Johnson wrenches him down in what’s almost a bulldog choke, but Estevam again drives through to get in on his hips. Two minutes in. Estevam locks his hands but can’t complete the takedown. Ref breaks them up 30 seconds later. Body kick exchange. Body shot from Johnson with two minutes to go.
Johnson stalking, attacking the body as a tired Estevam circles. Solid shots against the fence. High-low right hands, elbows. Estevam shoots, eats knees, shoots again, denied. Johnson teeing off against the fence. Hard elbow. One minute to go. Estevam eats a 1-2 and shoots, denied. Johnson attacking the body, firing volume against the fence. Estevam shoots again and this one looks good, putting him on top as Johnson looks for a leg. 10-9 Johnson.
Final result: Estevam def. Johnson by unanimous decision
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