LIVE! UFC 297 Results, Full ‘Prelims’ Play-By-Play

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) kicks off its 2024 pay-per-view (PPV) event season TONIGHT (Sat., Jan. 20) with a top-heavy card from inside Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. UFC 297’s main event will feature the bad blood battle between Middleweight roost-ruler, Sean Strickland, putting his belt on the line for the first time ever against surging 185-pound South African contender, Dricus Du Plessis. In UFC 297’s co-main event, No. 2-seeded contender, Raquel Pennington, will lock horns with trash-talking Brazilian finisher, Mayra Bueno Silva, for Amanda Nunesvacated women’s Bantamweight belt. We’ve got Neil Magny, Chris Curtis, Arnold Allen and so much more!

IT’S A CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE DIP!

Before that action begins at 10 p.m. ET later this evening, though, MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 297 “Prelims” undercard below, beginning with the first fight at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+ (ESPN will simulcast the undercard action at 8 p.m. ET). We will then cover UFC 297’s PPV main card in a separate thread right here, beginning at 10 p.m. ET. Bet on UFC 297 at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Strickland vs. Du Plessis.” Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 297 “Prelims” undercard results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)

UFC 297 ESPN+ PPV MAIN CARD QUICK RESULTS:

185 lbs.: UFC Middleweight champion Sean Strickland vs. Dricus Du Plessis
135 lbs.: Raquel Pennington vs. Mayra Bueno Silva for vacant Bantamweight belt
170 lbs.: Neil Magny vs. Mike Malott
185 lbs.: Chris Curtis vs. Marc-Andre Barriault
145 lbs.: Arnold Allen vs. Movsar Evloev

UFC 297 ESPN+ ‘PRELIMS’ QUICK RESULTS:

135 lbs.: Brad Katona vs. Garrett Armfield
145 lbs.: Charles Jourdain vs. Sean Woodson
135 lbs.: Serhiy Sidey vs. Ramon Taveras
115 lbs.: Gillian Robertson vs. Polyana Viana
170 lbs.: Yohan Lainesse vs. Sam Patterson — Patterson def. Lainesse by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:03 of Round One
135 lbs.: Jasmine Jasudavicius vs. Priscila Cachoeira — Jasudavicius def. Cachoeira by submission (d’arce choke) at 4:21 of Round Three
125 lbs.: Malcolm Gordon vs. Jimmy Flick — Flick def. Gordon by submission (arm triangle choke) at 1:17 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS!

UFC 297 ESPN+ ‘PRELIMS’ PLAY-BY-PLAY RESULTS:

135 lbs.: Brad Katona vs. Garrett Armfield

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145 lbs.: Charles Jourdain vs. Sean Woodson

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135 lbs.: Serhiy Sidey vs. Ramon Taveras

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115 lbs.: Gillian Robertson vs. Polyana Viana

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170 lbs.: Yohan Lainesse vs. Sam Patterson

Round one: Patterson keeping his distance and trying to jab. Lainesse falls short with a right hand. One minute in. Solid counters from Patterson, who eats a solid right cross. Lainesse tries to capitalize and takes him to the fence, only for Patterson to grab a front headlock and snap him down to his knees. Looking for the back, one hook in. Patterson hunting the RNC and quickly sneaks his forearm under Lainesse’s chin to force a frantic tap.

Final result: Patterson def. Lainesse by submission (rear naked choke)


135 lbs.: Jasmine Jasudavicius vs. Priscila Cachoeira

Round one: Cachoeira throwing heat right off the bat, clubbing Jasudavicius with a left hand. Jasudavicius changes levels, absorbing a knee but bullying Cachoeira to the mat. Cachoeira looks for a leg as Jasudavicius tries to secure a better position, ultimately settling for half guard. One minute in. Now Jasudavicius postures up and takes side control. Moving to mount and landing punches as he does. Now the back and she’s got Cachoeira flattened out as she unloads. Back to mount. Hard elbow by Jasudavicius. Posturing up to fire off a barrage of punches. Two minutes to go.

Cachoeira trying to hold Jasudavicius close and keep her from posturing but eating plenty of shots anyway. Jasudavicius just mauling her from the top. One minute to go. Continuing to methodically beat the stuffing out of Cachoeira. This continues until the bell. 10-7 Jasudavicius.

Round two: Cachoeira loading up on the right uppercut to try and scare Jasudavicius off. She lands a couple leg kicks, then gets put on her butt by a clean straight right. Jasudavicius follows her down into half guard and gets back to relentlessly punching her. One minute in. Jasudavicius quickly retakes mount. Playing tight on top. Two minutes in. Back to side control, swatting away with left hands. Not quite as consistent a barrage as in the first right. Cachoeira turns into or and Jasudavicius wraps up a d’arce. It looks deep, but she loses it with two minutes to go.

Elbows from Jasudavicius, then a much deeper d’arce. This looks airtight but Cachoeira’s not going out. She pops out with a minute to go and Jasudavicius goes back to abusing her from mount instead. She continues doing damage until the bell. 10-8 Jasudavicius.

Round three: Cachoeira looking for jabs as she plods forward. She catches Jasudavicius with an uppercut and denies the first takedown attempt. Jasudavicius circling and throwing front kicks. Nice straight right a minute in, then another. She slips and eats some solid punches. Cachoeira still wading after her and throwing. She sprawls on a shot, eats a knee. Trading punches as Jasudavicius wades into the clinch, then separates. Another good sprawl two minutes in. Jasudavicius sprints after her and gets tossed aside, eating a huge punch as she does, but powers through to drag her into side control. Right to the crucifix, dropping punches. North-south with two minutes to go.

Shin to the neck by Jasudavicius as she continues to pound away. Attacking the body now. One minute to go. Cachoeira turns and Jasudavicius wraps up the d’arce again, this time forcing a tap to end one of the most one-sided fights in recent memory.

Final result: Jasudavicius def. Cachoeira by submission (d’arce choke)


125 lbs.: Malcolm Gordon vs. Jimmy Flick

Round one: Gordon coming out hot behind the jab. He catches Flick ducking with an uppercut, stops the next shot, then takes him to the fence. Flick tries a head-and-arm throw, which Gordon avoids before slamming him into side control. Flick quickly regains guard. Gordon postures up for some hard shots but opens himself up for a triangle. Flick trying to tighten it up as Gordon continues to swat him. Gordon stacking, lands a good elbow. He finally pops his head free and continues to land ground-and-pound. Flick trying to use the fence to stand, Gordon snuffs it out with two minutes to go.

Gordon continuing to pound away with punches and elbows. One minute to go. Flick just can’t get a scramble going as Gordon works him over. When he makes a bit of progress, Gordon latches onto a guillotine. It looks incredibly tight, but Flick somehow sweeps into top half guard and clamps down on a Von Flue choke. Gordon saved by the bell. 10-9 Gordon.

Round two: Low kick from Flick, combo from Gordon. Gordon pushing forward with volume, shrugging off a left hook to buzz Flick against the fence. Gordon putting it on him as Flick covers up and retreats. Just as Flick seems to be crumbling, a reactive takedown puts him on top, where he threatens the back before wrapping up an arm triangle. This one’s abominably deep and there’s the tap.

Final result: Flick def. Gordon by submission (arm-triangle choke) — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!


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