UFC 291 Post Fight Results

UFC 291 Post Fight Results

July 30, 2023|


Miranda Maverick vs Priscila Cachoeira

It was all Maverick through the get-go. She dominated the fight with almost nine minutes of control time on the ground and landed 105 total strikes compared to Cachoeira's 13. It wasn't a Priscila Cachoeira fight without some fouls, as she was caught grabbing the fence multiple times and grasped the top of Maverick while they were grappling. It appears a ranked opponent is next for Maverick.

Result: Miranda Maverick def Priscilla Cachoeira by third round submission.

Division: Women's Flyweight

Referee: Dave Seljestad

Matthew Semelsberger vs Uros Medic

Semelsberger seemed to have control of the fight until he didn't. A dominant first round led to him tiring out, and Medic landed a brutal spinning back fist in the third round that dropped Semi and later finished him with ground and pound. Matthew looked phenominal early, as he dropped Medic in the first round but could not find a finish.

Result: Uros Medic def Matthew Semelsberger by third round knockout.

Division: Welterweight

Referee: Tyler Tomlinson

Jake Matthews vs Darrius Flowers

Darrius Flowers may be the first fighter to get knocked out and submitted in the same fight. Flowers looked great early on, but a questionable groin shot sent him down to the canvas in agony. However, when the UFC commentators went to the instant replay, they saw that what sent Flowers down was not a kick to the groin, rather a kick to the body, just above the waist line. The referee, Tyler Tomlinson did not see this, and let Flowers recover until it was time to fight again. Jake Matthews, a guy with a lot of UFC experience remained unfazed by the antics of Flowers throughout the fight and found a rear naked choke in the second round.

Result: Jake Matthews def Darrius Flowers by second round submission

Referee: Tyler Tomlinson

Roman Kopylov vs Claudio Ribeiro

There were a lot of fantastic finishes on this card. Unfortunately, Roman Kopylov's may have gone under the rug after watching Derrick Lewis and Justin Gaethje record unebelievable knockouts. However, it's worth talking about. Kopylov came out agressive, blasting Ribeiro with shots which resulted in really no offense from Claudio. Right out of the gate in the second round, Kopylov blasted Ribeiro with a picture perfect head kick that sent him crashing to the canvas unconscious.

Result: Roman Kopylov def Claudio Ribeiro by second round knockout

Referee: Marc Goddard

CJ Vergara vs Vinicius Salvador

Our first decision of the night went to CJ Vergara and Vinicius Salvador. The fight was very close contested and back and forth, but Vergara ultimately won a 29-28 on all three judges' scorecards.

Result: CJ Vergara def Vinicius Salvador by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Referee: Dave Seljestad

Gabriel Bonfim vs Trevin Giles

Gabriel Bonfim looks like the future at 170 pounds. Just pure domination against a legit UFC veteran in Trevin Giles. Bonfim ragdolled Giles to the canvas in the first 60 seconds of the fight, and locked in a guillotine that ended Giles' night early. Short, but dominant for Gabriel Bonfim who now moves to 15-0.

Result: Gabriel Bonfim def Trevin Giles by first round submission

Referee: Herb Dean


Main Card

Kevin Holland vs Michael Chiesa

A bit of an upset to some, but who thought Kevin Holland was going to get it done by submission? According to the UFC broadcast, this was the third time Michael Chiesa has been submitted by a d'arce choke, and the fifth time overall. Really impressive performance by Kevin Holland, perhaps the biggest win of his career. This shoots him into the welterweight top fifteen, and he will absolutely be getting a big fight next.

Result: Kevin Holland def Michael Chiesa by first round submission

Referee: Marc Goddard

Tony Ferguson vs Bobby Green

It's been a really tough break for Tony Ferguson. One of the most dramatic falls from the top we've ever seen in this sport. Once considered one of the best lightweights on the planet on a twelve fight win streak, Ferguson has now lost six fights in a row, including a recent submission loss to Bobby Green. Ferguson looked competitive in the fight, but Green was just piecing him up with combinations and did some serious damage on the ground from top position. Not sure what's next for El Cucuy.

Result: Bobby Green def Tony Ferguson by third round submission

Referee: Dan Miragliotta

Derrick Lewis vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima

Perhaps the most entertaining 33 seconds you'll ever see in mixed martial arts, Derrick Lewis and his new six pack of abs came rushing out of the opening bell to a vicious flying knee that sent Rogerio de Lima to the canvas. A few hard ground shots later and Lewis has his shorts off in the middle of the octagon! With the knockout, post-fight celebration, and the hilarious interview afterwards, this was a peak Derrick Lewis performance that will be shown online for a long time.

Result: Derrick Lewis def Marcos Rogerio de Lima by first round knockout

Referee: Dan Miragliotta

Jan Blachowicz vs Alex Pereira

Jan came out with a very clear intention of grappling and that he did exceptionally well against Alex Pereira, taking him down within the first 30 seconds of the fight. Jan landed three takedown and recorded over seven minutes of control time, but Pereira survived and did major damage to Blachowicz's leg on the feet. Jan was exhausted going into the final round, and a late takedown was not enough to win him the fight. It was a really close and competitive fight between Blachowicz and Pereira, but the former middleweight champion moves to 1-0 as a light heavyweight and seems to have a title shot in his distant future.

Result: Alex Pereira def Jan Blachowicz by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29)

Referee: Marc Goddard

Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje II

One year ago, Leon Edwards shocked the world and won the UFC welterweight title with a beautiful head kick knockout over Kamaru Usman. A year later, Justin Gaethje avenged his longtime teammate and friend by knocking out Dustin Poirier in an eerily similar fashion. The first round was close, with two judges giving the first round to Poirier, but exactly one minute into the second round, Gaethje blew the roof off of the Delta Center with a right high kick that knocked Poirier out cold. Both looked incredibily sharp throughout the fight, but I don't think anyone expected the fight to end the way it did. Justin Gaethje is the baddest man on the planet.

Result: Justin Gaethje def Dustin Poirier by second round knockout

Referee: Herb Dean

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