UFC on ESPN 13 play-by-play and live results

ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Wednesday’s UFC on ESPN 13 event, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results.

The event takes place at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.

In the main event, Calvin Kattar (21-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) takes on Dan Ige (14-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) in a featherweight matchup. In the co-feature, Ryan Benoit (10-6 MMA, 3-4 UFC) meets former flyweight title challenger Tim Elliott (15-11-1 MMA, 4-9 UFC).

Follow along with our round-by-round updates.

To discuss the show, be sure to check out our UFC 251 discussion thread. You can also get behind-the-scenes coverage and other event notes from on-site reporter John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) on Twitter.

Enjoy the fights, everyone.

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Current fight

Round 1 – McCann wastes no time. She comes sprinting across the cage to meet Santos. After some whiffs, Santos lands a hard one-two combination. Santos rips a body kick, which is partially caught by McCann. Moments later, McCann fires back. These fighters are setting a mean pace here early. McCann connects on another combination, then shoots. Santos pushes her away. McCann is rotating around Santos, who is remaining largely in one place. The two fighters exchange and come together. They separate and the referee calls timeout. Referee Mitchell warns Santos for grabbing McCann’s hair. The action resumes. Santos rips a body kick. That’s been one of her main weapons thus far. Santos lands a knee. Santos lands on a leg kick followed by another body kick. McCann shoots for a takedown and Santos defends. Santos grabs the thai clinch and fires knees to McCann’s midsection. McCann pushes Santos against the fence. Santos reverses position and takes McCann down. McCann gets back up but Santos is pushing her into the fence again. Santos switches to the back in the clinch. McCann turns to face her opponent. Santos gets another takedown and the round ends. 10-9 Santos.

Round 2 – The two fighters exchange. Santos lands to McCann’s body with another kick. Back-to-back body kicks land for Santos. The two fighters tie up. McCann threatens a hip toss but Santos doesn’t let her pull it off. Santos gets hold of the thai clinch and lands a series of knees. The two fighters separate. McCann lands a leg kick. Santos kicks McCann in the body again. Santos slips and gets back up. Santos takes down McCann again – and she moves right into mount. After battling feet, Santos chokes up on McCann. She’s higher in mount now. McCann slips into half guard. Santos attacks a D’Arce choke. Both fighters are against the fence so it’s tough to see how tight this is. Apparently, it wasn’t tight enough because McCann escapes. McCann tries to get up but Santos rips her leg out from under her. McCann does eventually get up but Santos drags her to the canvas again. Santos moves to mount. McCann tries to get back into half guard. McCann rolls and eats an elbow from Santos. The round ends. 20-18 Santos.

Round 3 – McCann comes out aggressive with punches and kicks. Santos scoots away and then lands a combination of her own. Santos lands a leg kick – then a body kick. McCann needs a finish here and she’s fighting with urgency. McCann’s right eye is swollen. McCann tries a jumping spinning kick to the midsection. I’m not sure that did much. Santos throws a high kick but it’s blocked. After a few successful McCann exchanges, Santos shoots for a takedown. Against the cage, Santos dumps McCann. Once on the mat, McCann attacks Santos’ leg from the bottom. Santos defends the submission attempt and scoots to side control. McCann stands up – only to be pushed back to the canvas again. Santos is in half guard. McCann pushes Santos off her. Santos is standing over her grounded opponent McCann. Santos dives into the guard. McCann scrambles and Santos grabs hold of a D’Aarce attempt. Santos flips to the back and is now working a rear-naked choke. This is quite the performance from Santos. She’s clearly up and she’s still gunning for a finish. McCann finally gets up just as the buzzer sounds. An impressive showing from Santos. She looked like a totally different fighter from her UFC debut. 30-27 Santos.

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Records: Molly McCann (10-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), Taila Santos (15-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Division: Women’s flyweight
Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+
Referee: Rich Mitchell
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Results

Round 1 – Here we go. We’re back in action. Card No. 2 out of 4 on the UFC’s inaugural “Fight Island” stint. Anyway, the action is starting. Shore clinches right off the bat. The two fighters are against the fence with Shore leaning on Phillips. Shore tries to sneak to the back but Phillips reverses position. They separate. Phillips lands a pair of kicks. Sore shoots and gets Phillips down. Phillips wall-walks using the cage. Shore is leaning on Phillips back. Every time Phillips starts moving upward, Shore drags him back down. Shore fully has Phillips’ back now. Whack, whack, whack – Shore lands a series of punches. Shore loses Phillips back. Phillips finally gets to his feet – and eats a few knees from Shore for his trouble. Shore drags Phillips back down to the mat. The round ends. 10-9 Shore.

Round 2 – After a few striking exchanges on the feet, Shore shoots for a takedown – and he gets it. Shore is in Phillips’ guard. Shore slowly slides Phillips across the cage to the fence. Shore is landing nice ground-and-pound. The elbows are working. Phillips rolls to escape danger but gives up his back. Shore is working for a rear-naked choke. This looks deep. That’s it. There’s the tap. Shore is two-for-two in the UFC.

Result: Jack Shore def. Aaron Phillips via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:29
Records: Aaron Phillips (12-4 MMA, 0-3 UFC), Jack Shore (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC)
Division: Bantamweight
Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+
Referee: Herb Dean

Round 1 – A touch of gloves and we’re underway. Belbita cracks Jojua early. That was a nice combination to get things started. Again, Belbita connects. She’s looking good here in the opening seconds. Belbita ties up Jojua against the fence. Jojua spins Belbita around. Belbita returns the favor and spins Jojua around. Round and round they go. Jojua is pushing Belbita against the fence. Despite having her back against the cage, Belbita works some good offense with knees to the body. Belbita trips Jojua and the two land on the canvas. There wasn’t much of a fight to stop the takedown by Jojua. It makes me wonder if she wanted it here. It was almost like she pulled guard. It certainly looks like it Jojua is creeping her legs up. She’s shooting for an armbar. She might have this. She’s torquing it. Belbita is flexible though. Jojua sits up on Belbita and readjusts her armbar grip. She’s cranking on it. Belbita screams. That’s it. Verbal submission. That was slick.

Result: Liana Jojua def. Diana Belbita via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:43
Recap: Liana Jojua’s armbar leaves Diana Belbita in agony at UFC on ESPN 13
Records: Diana Belbita (13-6 MMA, 0-2 UFC), Liana Jojua (8-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC)
Division: Women’s flyweight
Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+
Referee: Rich Mitchell

Round 1 – Fishgold, who missed weight for this fight, comes out with a combination. A flying knee attempt from Fishgold is blocked. Fishgold throws a right hand but whiffs. Fishgold overextends himself and Gordon grabs hold. Gordon drags the fight to the ground but Fishgold reverses. Fishgold is on top, but Gordon is working for a guillotine. Gordon tries to use the submission attempt to get up. Fishgold keeps Gordon down for a moment longer but eventually, Gordon scrambles up. Fishgold lands an uppercut. The two fighters clinch and separate. Fishgold lands an overhand right. Gordon half-heartedly shoots for a takedown and Fishgold grabs hold of his opponent’s neck. Fishgold is working for a guillotine. Gordon is jerking around. Eventually, Gordon pops out. Gordon moves to side control, advancing to the crucifix position. Fishgold pushes Gordon back into guard. Gordon lands some ground-and-pound. Gordon finishes out the round on top. I think he stole the round. 10-9 Gordon.

Round 2 – Fishgold lands a combination. Gordon thuds a hard counter kick to the outside of the lead leg of Fishgold. Moments later, Gordon muscles Fishgold to the mat. Gordon pops right into side control again. He made that look easy. Gordon is trying to move to the mount. He calls an audible and starts isolating one of Fishgold’s arms from side control. Gordon drops the submission and moves back into guard. Gordon is peppering Fishgold with short shots to the body and head. They aren’t substantial but I’m sure they’re annoying. There isn’t much action going on. I wouldn’t be shocked if the referee stands it up at some point in the near future. With 30 seconds left in the round, Gordon moves to half guard. The round ends. 20-18 Gordon.

Round 3 – Fishgold comes out aggressive. After missing on some strikes, Fishgold shoots. Gordon stuffs the attempt and headlocks the former Cage Warriors champion. Gordon shifts to Fishgold’s back. Fishgold scrambles up and escapes. Fishgold is moving forward but his arms look kind of dead. His punches are a bit labored, though he’s working the jab. Right hands land from both men. Jabs land from both men. Fishgold shoots again. Questionable decision making. Gordon stuff him. Gordon is on top of Fishgold, who is holding on for a single-leg takedown. Gordon shifts to side control from the back. Gordon is landing short shots – over and over. The referee is warning Fishgold that he needs to move. I’m not sure that stoppage-warning was necessary from referee Goddard. Gordon is continuing to land punches from the back. Fishgold is trying to crawl away. Fishgold looks toward his corner. There’s one minute left on the clock. Gordon continues to whack, whack, whack Fishgold. These punches aren’t extremely hard but Fishgold is blocking them with his head. Gordon grabs hold of Fishgold’s left wrist. Forehand-backhand, forehand-backhand, Gordon lands. The round ends. MMA Junkie scores it 30-26 Gordon.

Result: Jared Gordon def. Chris Fishgold via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Records: Chris Fishgold (18-4-1 MMA, 1-3 UFC), Jared Gordon (16-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC)
Division: Featherweight
Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+
Referee: Marc Goddard
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Round 1 – Alright, we’ve got some big boys up next. No touch of gloves. Bukauskas lands a pair of hard outside leg kicks to start. Michailidis answers with a leg kick of his own. Michailidis lands another kick. Bukauskas misses on a combination. Michailidis rips the body with a punch, followed by a kick. Bukauskas goes high with a kick, which Michailidis blocks but still stumbles backward. The two fighters trade low kicks. Michailidis lands a body kick. Both fighters exchange but nothing significant lands. Michailidis lands another low kick, followed by a right hook. The two fighters exchange and Michailidis stumbles to the mat. I think he slipped. He quickly gets up. Bukauskas connects on a combination. Michailidis lands a hard one-two combination. That was slick but Bukauskas ate it like it was nothing. Bukauskas charges in and connects on a sneaky left hand. Michailidis throws a pair of haymakers at Bukauskas, which are blocked. Bukauskas is utilizing his movement nicely. Despite being the legitimate light heavyweight of the two, he appears to be quicker. Michailidis clinches Bukauskas against the fence, attempting a takedown. Bukauskas lands a series of Travis Browne elbows. The first one appeared to hurt Michailidis. The round ends. Michailidis crumples to the mat, holding his head. Let’s see what happens here. The referee is telling Michailidis to get up. Michailidis is shakey and tumbles out of the cage-side door. The referee waives off the fight. That was bizarre. The referee ruled the elbows legal, so that’s that. TKO win for Bukauskas.

Result: Modestas Bukauskas def. Andreas Michailidis via TKO (elbows) – Round 1, 5:00
Records: Modestas Bukauskas (11-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Andreas Michailidis (12-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Division: Light heavyweight
Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+
Referee: Dan Movaheti

Round 1 – Murphy opens up with a leg kick. Ramos tries to return but whiffs. Both fighters exchange leg kicks. Murphy misses and Ramos clinches him. Ramos clinching the back of Murphy, attempts to elevate and drop his opponent. Murphy stays on his feet but gets kneed in the face for his troubles. Murphy reverses position. Ramos grabs the plum clinch but lets go. The fighters break. Moments later, they clinch again. Murphy tries to drag Ramos to the ground. Ramos reverses and lands on top. The fighters get up and separate. Murphy misses on a punch and Ramos tries a spinning back elbow counter. We’ve seen that before. Murphy drags Ramos to the mat and tees off with hard ground-and-pound. Ramos shoves Murphy off with his feet. Murphy is standing over the grounded Ramos, unloading right hands. Ramos’ head is bouncing off the canvas. This seems like the beginning of the end. That’s it. The referee dives in. What a fantastic performance from Lerone Murphy, picking up his first UFC victory.

Result: Lerone Murphy def. Ricardo Ramos via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:18
Recap: Lerone Murphy makes statement with finish of Ricardo Ramos
Records: Lerone Murphy (9-0-1 MMA, 1-0-1 UFC), Ricardo Ramos (14-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC)
Division: Featherweight
Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+
Referee: Rich Mitchell

Round 1 – Phillips throws a combination. Chimaev flings a kick high and shoots for a takedown right away. He gets it. Chimaev scoots Phillips back against the cage (where his own corner is) and lands some ground and pound. Phillips is trying to get to his feet but Chimaev is whacking him with short lefts. Chimaev yanks Phillips’ legs and mounts him. Chimaev scoots right to Phillips’ back and begins working some punches. Phillips is already bleeding and swollen. Chimaev is landing dozens of short punches. Phillips is messy. Now Chimaev is really unloading. Phillips rolls and eats a big elbow by Chimaev. Every which way Phillips moves, he’s met by Chimaev punches. Phillips creeps up to one knee and Chimaev threatens a guillotine. Chimaev lets go and lands a knee to Phillips’ side. Chimaev draps Phillips’ backward and goes back to pounding away. There are 30 seconds left in the round. Phillips might survive here – and he does. What a first round by Chimaev. Jeez. 10-8 Chimaev.

Round 2 – Chimaev shoots early and gets it. Phillips rolls over and Chimaev takes his back. Well, that was pretty much a worst-case scenario for Phillips. Crawling toward the fence, Phillips looks for a way back to his feet. This is like deja vu. Chimaev pulls Phillips from the fence and grabs hold of a D’Arce choke. Moments later, Phillips taps. What. A. Debut. That’s the second week in a row a highly-touted debutant has delivered in the featured prelim. I like this theme. Keep it up, UFC.

Result: Khamzat Chimaev def. John Phillips via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 2, 1:12
Recap: Khamzat Chimaev meets hype in UFC on ESPN 13 debut, vows to be champion
Records: Khamzat Chimaev (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), John Phillips (22-10 MMA, 1-4 UFC)
Division: Middleweight
Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+
Referee: Herb Dean

Round 1 – Lazzez opens up with a hard leg kick. Alhassan moves straight forward. He’s throwing bombs. A hard combination lands for Lazzez, who tries a knee-counter. Alhassan tags Lazzez. He’s unloading. Shot after shot. Lazzez was wobbled on multiple occasions but he survives at least momentarily. That was quite the flurry. Lazzez lands a body shot followed by some elbows. Alhassan seems to have slowed. Alhassan lands a pair of leg kicks. Lazzez may have checked both. Awesome composure shown by Lazzez early. Lazzez is now the one moving forward. Alhassan keeps firing kicks. Some are checked by Lazzez. Others are not. Lazzez tries a high kick. It’s blocked – loudly. Lazzez points to his corner and tries a high kick. Lazzez waives at Alhassan, who misses on a combination. Lazzez tries another high kick, then shoots for, and gets, a takedown. The round ends. 10-9 Alhassan.

Round 2 – Lazzez is resorting to the leg kicks early in Round 2. Alhassan throws a nice jab, to which Lazzez responds. Lazzez connects on a short left hand. Alhassan is sent backward. Lazzez is moving forward. Lazzez unloads a serious combination on Alhassan. The referee warns Alhassan, who starts frantically firing back. A hard knee connects by Lazzez. Moments later, Lazzez shoots for a takedown. He gets it. Now Lazzez is in side control. Before long, the referee stands the two fighters up. That was a quick one. Lazzez lands a combination. Alhassan answers. Lazzez goes to the body, throws a flying knee, and shoots for a takedown. Lazzez gets the takedown. Alhassan threatens a guillotine but Lazzez creeps his hips into mount. Alhassan still has hold of the head. In response, Lazzez moves to side control (after an activity warning from the referee) and then into mount. The referee stands them up again. Wow. This ref doesn’t like what he sees from Lazzez on the ground. The two fighters exchange before the round ends. This is a great fight. 19-19.

Round 3 – Alhassan doubles up on the jab and lands a leg kick. Lazzez returns with a combination, which is blocked. Simultaneous leg kicks land – one from each fighter. Lazzez goes for a high kick, which is blocked. Alhassan dives in for a takedown and eats a knee from Lazzez. Relentless, Alhassan gets the takedown. Lazzez pops back up. Alhassan is pushing Lazzez against the fence. Lazzez reverses and gets a takedown. They’re back in the same position from Round 2. Alhassan is threatening a guillotine, but Lazzez is in side control. Lazzez pops his head out of any sort of danger (if there was any). Lazzez is still in side control. He lands a pair of knees and a hard elbow. Alhassan moves into half guard. Alhassan works and scrambles upward. Back on the feet, Alhassan pushes Lazzez against the fence. Alhassan unloads a series of humongous punches on Lazzez – some of them connect. The round ends. That was the best fight thus far. MMA Junkie scores it 29-28 Lazzez.

Result: Mounir Lazzez def. Abdul Razak Alhassan via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Records: Abdul Razak Alhassan (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC), Mounir Lazzez (10-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC)
Division: Welterweight
Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+
Referee: Dan Movahedi
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Records: Molly McCann (10-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), Taila Santos (15-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Division: Women’s flyweight
Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+
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Records: Jimmie Rivera (22-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC), Cody Stamann (19-2-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC)
Division: Featherweight
Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+
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Records: Ryan Benoit (10-6 MMA, 3-4 UFC), Tim Elliott (15-11-1 MMA, 4-9 UFC)
Division: Flyweight
Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+
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Records: Calvin Kattar (21-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC), Dan Ige (14-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC)
Division: Featherweight
Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+
Referee:
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