The UFC returns to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for UFC 237. In the main event, the strawweight champion, Rose Namajunas, will attempt to defend her title against Jessica Andrade. Namajunas makes her octagon return nearly one year removed from her rematch against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 223. Andrade will enter the contest on a three fight win streak that includes wins over two former title challengers. Her most recent win came at UFC 228 last September when she knocked out Karolina Kowalkiewicz. She will be looking to win UFC gold in her second shot at the title, this time against Namajunas.
In the co-main event, Anderson Silva will return to his home country of Brazil. Standing across the octagon will be Jared Cannonier, who is coming off a TKO win over David Branch at UFC 230. Silva’s last fight came in the main event of UFC 234 when he faced Israel Adesanya in a three round main event. When the scorecards were announced, Adesanya’s hand was raised as he won by unanimous decision. After dropping three of his last four, Silva will look to get a win in front of his home crowd.
UFC 237 Results
Before the co-main event, former UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, returns to the cage. Fresh off two straight TKO victories over Jeremy Stephens and Renato Moicano, Aldo returns to Brazil to face Alexander Volkanovski. Title implications are on the line as the winner could see themselves next in line.
The two remaining fights on the main card will be in the welterweight and women’s bantamweight division. Kicking things off will be in the women’s bantamweight division. Former title challenger, Bethe Correia, will return to the cage as she faces Irene Aldana. Following that fight will be a match-up in the welterweight division. Former 170-pound title challenger, Thiago Alves, will face Laureano Staropoli.
Follow along with MMASucka as we provide you with the results throughout UFC 237.
MAIN CARD (PPV/ESPN+ – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Jessica Andrade def. Rose Namajunas via Knockout (Slam and Punches) at 2:58 of Round Two
Jared Cannonier def. Anderson Silva via TKO (Leg Injury) at 4:47 of Round One
Alexander Volkanovski def. Jose Aldo via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Laureano Staropoli def. Thiago Alves via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Irene Aldana def. Bethe Correia* via Submission (Armbar) at 3:24 of Round Three
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Ryan Spann def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via Knockout (Punches) at 2:07 of Round One
Thiago Moises def. Kurt Holobaugh via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Warlley Alves def. Sergio Moraes via Knockout (Punch) at 4:13 of Round Three
Clay Guida def. BJ Penn via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass – 6:30 p.m ET/3:30 p.m. PT)
Launa Carolina def. Priscila Cachoeira via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
Raoni Barcelos def. Carlos Huachin via TKO (Elbows and Punches) at 4:49 of Round Two
Viviane Araujo def. Talita Bernardo via Knockout (Punch) at 0:48 of Round Three
*Correia missed weight at 141 pounds, will give up 30% of her purse to her opponent.
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