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UFC Fight Night 143 Results: Cejudo vs Dillashaw, Live Results, Winners & Highlights

20 Jan 2019, 11:28 IST

UFC Fight Night 143: Cejudo vs Dillashaw
UFC Fight Night 143: Cejudo vs Dillashaw

UFC Fight Night 143: Cejudo vs Dillashaw saw the beginning of a new era in the UFC. UFC started their 5-year television contract with ESPN.

The main event was a huge fight between UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo for the UFC Flyweight Championship. Dillashaw went down to Flyweight to face him, knowing that if he won, he would become a double Champion in two different divisions simultaneously.

In the co-main event, Greg Hardy will face Allen Crowder in his debut fight in the UFC. Elsewhere on the card, Joseph Benavidez will face Dustin Ortiz, and Paige VanZant will face Rachel Ostovich.

Preliminary Card

Lightweight: Donald Cerrone vs Alexander Hernandez - Results: Donald Cerrone defeated Alexander Hernandez via TKO (Round 2, 3 minutes and 43 seconds)

Women's Flyweight: Joanne Calderwood vs Ariane Lipski - Results: Joanne Calderwood vs Ariane Lipski via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Light Heavyweight: Alonzo Menifield vs Vinicius Moreira - Results: Alonzo Menifield defeated Vinicius Moreira via TKO (Round 1, 3 minutes and 56 seconds)

Bantamweight: Mario Bautista vs Cory Sandhagen - Results: Cory Sandhagen defeated Mario Bautista via Submission (Armbar, Round 1, 3 minutes and 31 seconds)

Early Preliminary Card


Lightweight: Dennis Bermudez vs Te Edwards - Results: Dennis Bermudez defeated Te Edwards via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Welterweight: Belal Muhammad vs.Geoff Neal - Results: Geoff Neal defeated Belal Muhammad via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Welterweight: Chance Rencountre vs Kyle Stewart - Results: Chance Rencountre defeated Kyle Stewart via Submission (Rear Naked Choke, Round 1, 2 minutes and 25 seconds)

#1 Light Heavyweight: Glover Teixeira vs Karl Roberson

From Elbows to Arm Triangles -- this fight had it all at only 3 minutes and 21 seconds!
From Elbows to Arm Triangles -- this fight had it all at only 3 minutes and 21 seconds!

Round 1: Karl Roberson and Glover Teixeira faced off in a fight that neither fighter had time to prepare for. The two faced off, and Teixeira went for the level change and tried for a takedown. Unfortunately for him, Roberson took advantage and hit him with elbows knocking Teixeira down, and then went for the Ground and Pound.

Teixeira closed the distance on the ground but was almost knocked out. Teixeira got up and took Roberson down, and mounted him instead of going for the Ground and Pound himself and an Arm Triangle.

Teixeira put Roberson in a tight Arm Triangle, and that was it. Roberson tapped out.

Results: Glover Teixeira defeated Karl Roberson via Submission (Arm Triangle, Round 1, 3 minutes and 21 seconds)

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