UFC Fight Night 144 ‘Assuncao vs. Moraes 2: Play by Play Updates & LIVE Results

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Livinha Souza defeated Sarah Frota via Split Decision

The undefeated Sarah Frota was already in on the wrong side of the fight as she first missed weight by 7 lbs and then had to forgo 20% of her purse for her scheduled strawweight matchup against Livi Renata Souza. Frota did look like the bigger fighter in the cage but it didn’t mean anything to Renata who used her takedowns and submission attempts to drain the last ounce of energy from Frota. Renata kept herself busy after scoring a quick takedown in the first round and working for armbars and chokes. Frota managed to flip the position but Renata continued to do her work from the bottom. Frota had her chance to shine as she pushed forward and landed some clean combos in t he second round, but the relentless Renata almost finished her with a rear naked choke int he final seconds.

With this win Renata, extends her record to 13-1, with four straight wins as she picks up her second win inside the Octagon and handed Frota her first professional loss.

Johnny Walker defeated Justin Ledet via TKO in Round 1

After taking out Khalil Rountree with a massive KO in first round his UFC debut, Johnny Walker needed just 15 secs to land another spectacular highlight reel knockout in the first round. Needing only three moves – a push kick, hook kick to the jaw and a spinning-back fist which dropped Ledet. As Ledet went down, Walker threw a soccer kick which IF connected could have landed him in BIG trouble. Fortunately the kick missed and he finished the fight with his right hands. With this win, Walker is now 16-3, with 15 career stoppages.
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Charles Oliveira defeated David Teymur via Submission in Round 2

Charles Oliveira made a huge statement after he secured his record 13th submission win against David Teymur in the lightweight matchup. But it was not so easy to get his fourth submission win in the past eight months. Charles had to deal with an early eye poke and by the time he recovered, another eye poke got things to halt. Once Charles recovered he was all fired up and took the fight to the next level with his strikes. Teymur did his part to keep Charles at bay, but in the process got rocked with a forearm shot to his chin and got into survival mode. Charles secured a nasty anaconda choke as Teymur turned around to clinch him and made him tap at the 55-second mark of the second round.  Oliveira, has now won four straight while Teymur had an eight-fight win streak snapped.and lost for the first time in his four UFC bouts.

Demian Maia defeated Lyman Good via Submission in Round 1

At 41 years of age, the BJJ blackbelt, the former ADCC gold medalist and two-weight-class UFC title challenger Demian Maia secured his 13th career submission win over the former Bellator welterweight champion Lyman Good. After losing three straight fights, Maia needed to get back to the win column and he did it without even taking a single hit. Without wasting much time, Maia got hold of Lyman’s back and then worked his way to a position to get hold of rear-naked choke and became the first competitor ever to stop Lyman Good.

Jose Aldo defeated Renato Carneiro via TKO n Round 2

If this is going to be the final year of Jose Aldo’s illustrious fighting career, then we’re sure to see more fireworks and finishes from the former featherweight kingpin and champion. Despite a slow start in the first round which was mostly Renato’s round, Aldo came back with a killer instinct in the second round to finish Renato with blistering punches until the referee stopped the fight. At one point when Renato was hurt, Aldo went on a reckless mode and landed some vicious shots to the head and body. There was no room for recovery after Renato ate the nasty right uppercut and seemed out of the fight. Jose Aldo improved his record to 28-4 as he wins his second straight fight.

Marlon Moraes defeated Raphael Assuncao via Submission in Round 1

Moraes settles score with Raphael in their rematch and submitted him in the main event with a Guillotine Choke at 3:17 secs. A much improved and dangerous Moraes was no match for Raphael who struggled on the feet and got dropped with a pair of combo. Leg kicks from Moraes set the pace of the fight and gave him the range to land that huge right hand. Raphael looked like he was recovering but Moraes didn’t want to miss this opportunity and quickly jumped on the top. In no time, Raphael was deep into the choke and had to surrender. Mores is now on a four fight win streak and could be in line for the title fight this year.

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