The UFC will be in Columbus, Ohio this weekend as heavyweights collide in the main event while MMASucka provides UFC Fight Night 205 Results throughout the afternoon. In the main event, Curtis Blaydes looks to make it to a title shot that has escaped his grasp before. He will be facing off against Chris Daukaus as he looks to break into the top five with a big win.
UFC Fight Night 205 Results – Main Event
Heavy-hitting heavyweights will clash in the main event as the UFC returns to the state of Ohio. Fourth ranked Curtis Blaydes will be facing off against ninth ranked Chris Daukaus as each man looks to climb closer to the top of the division. Blaydes seemed to be on track for a title shot in 2020. To do that, he had put together four straight wins following a disappointing loss to Francis Ngannou that snapped a previous four fight win streak. Over that time, Blaydes picked up wins over Mark Hunt, Alistair Overeem and Aleksei Oleinik.
Following the loss to Ngannou, Blaydes returned to the octagon to face Justin Willis at UFC Fight Night 148, winning the fight by unanimous decision. After that, Blaydes picked up his second straight win as he finished Shamil Abdurakhimov by second round TKO during their meeting at UFC 242. Blaydes picked up a third straight win four months later with another second round TKO win as this time he defeated former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in their main event clash at UFC Fight Night 166.
Blaydes’ fourth straight win happened five months after the dos Santos win as he defeated Alexander Volkov by unanimous decision in the main event of UFC on ESPN 11. His next appearance was the following year, about seven months or so later, when he faced off against Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC Fight Night 185. Blaydes’ win streak was broken that night as Lewis ended up finishing him by knockout in round two.
Since his loss against Lewis, Blaydes has since been able to pick up a win. Seven months after the loss, Blaydes faced off against Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 266 where he would win the fight by unanimous decision. Blaydes hopes to start another win streak and finally earn a title shot, but first he must get past Chris Daukaus.
Daukaus made his UFC debut in 2020 after putting together an 8-3 record with various promotions outside of the octagon. He made his debut at UFC 252 where he finished Parker Porter by first round TKO, putting his win streak at two in a row stemming from a win outside the UFC prior to the Porter fight.
His second appearance in the UFC occurred two months later when he picked up another finish as Daukaus defeated Rodrigo Nascimento by knockout in under a minute at UFC Fight Night 179. Following that fight, Daukaus won his third straight fight in the UFC and fourth straight overall with another first round TKO win, this time against Aleksei Oleinik on the same night Blaydes’ win streak was snapped by Lewis.
Daukaus won his fifth straight fight in his next outing when he picked up yet another finish at UFC 266 with a second round TKO win over Shamil Abdurakhimov. In his most recent fight, Daukaus’ win streak was snapped by the same man that spoiled Blaydes’, Derrick Lewis. In Daukaus’ first UFC main event at UFC Vegas 45, Lewis finished the fight in the first round by knockout. Daukaus looks to bounce back from that loss with what could be his biggest win yet if he gets passed Blaydes.
UFC Fight Night 205 – Co-Main Event
In UFC Fight Night 205’s co-main event, top ten contenders in the women’s flyweight division collide. Looking to snap a two fight losing streak, seventh ranked Joanne Wood faces off against ninth ranked Alexa Grasso, who enters with two straight wins behind her.
Back in 2020, Joanne Wood was set to face Valentina Shevchenko for the women’s flyweight title at UFC 251. Unfortunately, the fight never happened as Shevchenko was forced out of the competition due to an injury. Instead of waiting for Shevchenko to become healthy in order to face her for the title, Wood took a fight two months after she was scheduled to face the champion. In that fight, she took on Jennifer Maia at UFC Fight Night 173 where she ended up losing by submission in the first round, ruining her chances at the title.
Following the unfortunate loss to Maia, Wood bounced back with a win in her next fight. In that fight she faced former title challenger Jessica Eye at UFC 257. Wood won the fight that night, defeating Eye by unanimous decision, but since then, Wood has last her last two in a row.
The first of those losses happened at UFC 263 where she lost to Lauren Murphy by split decision. Five months later, Wood faced Talia Santos at UFC Vegas 43. In that fight, Wood would get finished in the first round as Santos submitted her by rear naked choke. As Wood enters UFC Fight Night 205, she looks to bounce back with a big win, snapping her losing streak and snapping her opponents win streak if she can get passed Alexa Grasso.
In Grasso’s last four fights, she has been able to put together a record of 3-1. In 2019, she went 1-1, starting the year off with a win over a former strawweight title challenger, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, by unanimous decision at UFC 238. She finished off her year in 2019 with a loss against former strawweight champion Carla Esparza by majority decision at UFC Fight Night 159.
Grasso made her debut in the flyweight division the following year when she faced Ji Yeon Kim at UFC Fight Night 175. In that fight, Grasso kicked off her current two fight win streak with a unanimous decision win over Kim. In her most recent fight, Grasso picked up another unanimous decision win over Maycee Barber at UFC 258. In her first fight in just over a year, Grasso looks to make it three in a row with a win over Wood.
UFC Fight Night 205 – Main Card
Kicking off UFC Fight Night 205’s main card will be a fight in the lightweight division as Marc Diakiese faces Viacheslav Borshchev. Diakiese enters the fight coming off of back-to-back losses with a unanimous decision loss to Rafael Fiziev at UFC Fight Night 172 and a submission loss to Rafael Alves at UFC Vegas 42. As for Borshchev, he will be entering his fight against Diekiese coming off a successful UFC debut at UFC Vegas 46 where he finished Dakota Bush by KO in the first round.
The second fight on the main card was set to feature a heavyweight fight between Ilir Latifi and Aleksei Oleinik. Unfortunately, due to a non-COVID related illness, Latifi was forced out of the fight. Now, the second fight on the main card features a welterweight matchup between Neil Magny and Max Griffin.
Magny is entering the fight coming off a win in his most recent outing at UFC Vegas 26. In that fight, Magny defeated Geoff Neal by unanimous decision to put him at 4-1 in his last five outings. Magny’s opponent, Max Griffin, will be entering the fight riding a three fight win streak. Over that streak, Griffin picked up a third round TKO win over Ramiz Brahimaj at UFC Vegas 13 followed by a TKO finish in the first round of his UFC Vegas 22 matchup against Song Kenan. In his most recent outing, Griffin picked up a unanimous decision win over Carlos Condit at UFC 264.
The next fight on the main card features a flyweight fight between top flyweight contenders Askar Askarov and Kai Kara-France. Askarov enters the fight holding and undefeated record of 14-0 with one draw. The draw happened in his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 159 where he fought to a draw with Brandon Moreno. Since then, Askarov has won three straight fights by unanimous decision over Tim Elliott at UFC 246, Alexandre Pantoja at UFC Fight Night 172, and Joseph Benavidez at UFC 259.
Kara-France will be entering the fight on a win streak of his own as he has won his last two straight. Both those fights happened in 2021 as he started the year off with a knockout win over Rogerio Bontorin at UFC 259 followed by a TKO win over former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt at UFC 269.
Finally, before the co-main event will be a fight in the welterweight division as Matt Brown takes on Bryan Barberena. Brown will be entering the fight coming off a win in his most recent fight that snapped a two fight losing streak. That win occurred at UFC Vegas 29 where he defeated Dhiego Lima by knockout in the second round. Barberena will also be entering the fight coming off a win of his own in his last outing. In that fight, he picked up a unanimous decision win over Darian Weeks at UFC Vegas 44.
UFC Fight Night 205 Results
Follow along with MMASucka as we provide you with UFC Fight Night 205 Results throughout the card.
MAIN CARD (ESPN+ – 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST)
Curtis Blaydes def. Chris Daukaus via TKO (Punches) at 0:17 of Round Two
Alexa Grasso def. Joanne Wood via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:57 of Round One
Bryan Barberena def. Matt Brown via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Kai Kara-France def. Askar Askarov via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Neil Magny def. Max Griffin via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Marc Diekiese def. Viacheslav Borshchev via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+ – 4 p.m. EST/1 p.m. PST)
Sara McMann def. Karol Rosa via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Chris Gutierrez def. Batgerel Danaa via TKO (Punches) at 2:34 of Round Two
Aliaskhab Khizriev def. Denis Tiuliulin via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:58 of Round Three
Manon Fiorot def. Jennifer Maia via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Matheus Nicolau def. David Dvorak via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Luis Saldana def. Bruno Souza via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
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