The UFC returns to Brazil for UFC Fight Night 137 with a completely different main event than what was originally scheduled. Thiago Santos filled in for an injured Glover Texeira to take on Jimi Manuwa who has since been replaced by Eryk Anders. The main event will feature the two middleweights as they take each other on at light heavyweight. Santos is coming off a decision win over Kevin Holland at UFC 227. Meanwhile, Anders is coming off a third round knockout win over Tim Williams at UFC Fight Night 135.
In the co-main event, Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira returns for the first time since finishing Carlos Condit. That win came at UFC on Fox 29 as Oliveira picked up the biggest win of his career. At UFC Fight Night 137, he will face Carlo Pedersoli Jr. Pedersoli made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 130 when he defeated Bradley Scott.
Before we see the co-main event, we will see the return of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira as he takes on Sam Alvey. The second fight of the main card will see the return of former bantamweight champion, Renan Barao. He will take on UFC newcomer Andre Ewell as he looks to revive his career. Finally, to open up the main card, top-15 ranked strawweight, Randa Markos takes on Marina Rodriguez.
UFC Fight Night 137 Results
Follow along with MMASucka as we provide you with the results throughout UFC Fight Night 137.
MAIN CARD (FS1 – 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT)
Thiago Santos def. Eryk Anders via TKO (Referee Stoppage) at 5:00 of Round Three
Alex Oliveira def. Carlo Pedersoli Jr. via KO (Punches) at 0:39 of Round One
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Sam Alvey via TKO (Punches) at 1:00 of Round Two
Andre Ewell def. Renan Barao* via Split Decision (29-28 Ewell, 29-28 Barao, 29-28 Ewell)
Randa Markos vs. Marina Rodriguez ruled a Majority Draw (29-28 Markos, 28-28, 28-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS2 – 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT)
Charles Oliveira def. Christos Giagos via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:22 of Round Two
Francisco Trinaldo def. Evan Dunham via Knockout (Body Knee) at 4:10 of Round Two
Ryan Spann def. Luis Henrique via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Augusto Sakai def. Chase Sherman via TKO (Punches) at 4:03 of Round Three
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass – 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT)
Sergio Moraes def. Ben Saunders via Submission (Head and Arm Choke) at 4:42 of Round Two
Mayra Bueno Silva def. Gillian Robertson via Submission (Armbar) at 4:55 of Round One
Thales Leites def. Hector Lombard via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Luigi Vendramini via Knockout (Knee and Punch) at 1:20 of Round Two
Livinha Souza def. Alex Chambers via Submission (Guillotine) at 1:21 of Round One
*Barao missed weight at 141.75 lbs., he will forfeit 30% of his purse to Ewell.
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