The UFC’s women’s division once again delivered a spectacular main event. Paige VanZant and Rose Namajunas put one a performance that will be remembered for a long time. Namajunas was dominant in route to a fifth round submission over the UFC’s rising star VanZant.
Namajunas was all over VanZant from the opening bell with her grappling and submission skills. When she was not outclassing VanZant on the ground she showcased her unorthodox striking skills by landing a high number of straight punches. It was an early takedown followed by an elbow that opened up a nasty cut on the forehead of VanZant.
Though she was bloodied and overwhelmed by Namajunas, VanZant showed just how much heart she has and just how tough of a fighter she is. She scrambled and battled to survive multiple submission attempts before succumbing to a guillotine choke in the fifth round.
Below are the full result from the UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas.
Main Card Results:
- Rose Namajunas def. Paige VanZant via submission in Round 5 at 2:25
- Michael Chiesa def. Jim Miller via submission in Round 2 at 2:57
- Sage Northcutt def. Cody Pfister via submission in Round 2 at 0:41
- Thiago Santos def. Elias Theodorou via unanimous decision
Preliminary Card Results:
- Tim Means def. John Howard via knockout in Round 2 at 0:21
- Sergio Moraes def. Omari Akhmedov via TKO in Round 3 at 2:18
- Kevin Casey vs. Antonio Carlos Junior Ruled No-Contest (eye poke)
- Aljamain Sterling def. Johnny Eduardo via submission in Round 2 at 4:18
- Santiago Ponzinibbio def. Andreas Stahl via TKO in Round 1 at 4:25
- Danny Roberts def. Nathan Coy via submission in Round 1 at 2:46
- Zubaira Tukhugov def. Phillipe Nover via split decision
- Kailin Curran def. Emily Kagan via submission in Round 2 at 4:13