UFC Boston LIVE RESULTS: Results and analysis of Weidman-Reyes

Robert Vallejos, MMATorch Managing Editor

UFC Boston
UFC Boston

UFC Boston (UFC on ESPN 6)

October 18, 2019

TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts



(Note with Cole Henry out on assignment, this live report will be more of a live blog than a play-by-play report.) 

UFC Boston Prelims

Tanner Boser def. Daniel Spitz via unanimous decision (30-27, 3x)

Brendan Allen def. Kevin Holland via submission at 3:38 of round 2

Sean Brady def. Court McGee via unanimous decision (30-27 2x, 29-28)

Randy Costa vs. Boston Salmon

Round 1: This crowd is wild for Costa. Both men swinging wildly in this round. Right hands by Costa have Salmon wobbly, and Herb Dean calls the fight! Salmon seems to be upset with the decision but he was clearly in trouble.

Randy Costa def. Boston Salmon via TKO  at 2:15 of round 1

Kyle Bochniak vs. Sean Woodson

Round 1: Woodson has length, and he is using it early on. Bochniak was able to get Woodson down briefly but the size difference is giving Bochniak trouble. Woodson has landed a series of standing knees.

Round 2: More strikes from Woodson, although Bochniak does attempt a takedown. Bochniak is landing strikes, but is taking damage every time he gets within close range. That was a better round for Bochniak but Woodson clearly won the round.

Round 3: Woodson starts the round with aggression. Bochniak is constantly looking for the takedown. Bochniak lands a series of punches while Woodson is pinned up against the cage. Woodson lands more standing knees. They are all landing flush. Very impressive UFC debut by Sean Woodson.

Sean Woodson def. Kyle Bochniak via unanimous decision (30-27 3x, 30-26)

Molly McCann vs. Diana Belbita

Round 1: Both women are active with their hands early on. Belita is landing nearly everything that she is throwing. McCann is landing but Belbita is counterstriking. The briefly get to the ground but nothing comes of it. In the final minute of the round McCann lands two takedowns. McCann was on the ropes for most of the round, but finished very strong.

Round 2: The first minute of the round is mostly spent in the clinch. McCann eventually lands a slam. Time is called as Belbita grabs the cage. A point is deducted. They are repositioned. The ensuing takedown backfired on McCann but she recovers. McCann lands a takedown, with Belbita’s back exposed. McCann lands several strikes from the top. Even as they stand McCann is still landing. Belbita escapes and lands a combo before the round ends. Very impressive round by McCann but Belbita is resilient.

Round 3: They are a finally showing signs of fatigue as the round starts. They trade an equal-ish about of strikes. McCann is slightly outlanding Belbita, but round was largely uneventful.

Molly McCann def. Diana Belbita via unanimous decision (30-26 3x)

Charles Rosa vs. Manny Bermudez

Round 1: Does not take long for this thing to get to the ground. Bermudez on top. WHAT! Bermudez taps to an arm triangle. That was out of nowhere. Looks like it was a verbal tap.

Charles Rosa def. Manny Bermudez via submission at 2:46

UFC Boston Main Card

Deron Winn vs. Darren Stewart

Round 1: Another fight with a noticeable size difference. Winn lands the first takedown of the fight. After they stand, Winn quickly lands another takedown. Winn eventually lands a third takedown. Winn is smothering Stewart.

Round 2: Stewart lands a kick to the groin, and time is stopped. Fight resumes. More takedown action from Winn. Back on the feet, Stewart lands several strikes. Winn neutralizes the strikes with a takedown. The round ends with Winn circling away from some Stewart punches.

Round 3: Many jabs from Stewart to start the round. Winn eventually counters the jabs with a right hand. Stewart is landing with both hands and eventually lands a takedown. Winn gains the advantage on the ground. When they stand Winn lands yet another takedown. The fight ends with both men landing heavy strikes on the feet.

  Darren Stewart def.  Deron Winn via split decision

Maycee Barber vs. Gillian Robertson

Round 1: Maycee more active on the feet. Robertson tried to pull guard but Barber didn’t bite. Back on the feet Barber unloads with punches and elbows, the ref stops it, that finish was dizzying.

Maycee Barber def. Gillian Robertson via TKO at 3:04 of round 1

Joe Lauzon vs. Jonathan Pearce

Round 1: Both men come out strong. Lauzon hurts Pearce and lands a takedown. On the ground Pearce is twisted and Lauzon pounds away at Pearce’s eye. Herb Dean stops the fight!. The crowd is going nuts!

Joe Lauzon def. Jonatan Pearce via TKO at 1:33 of round 1

Greg Hardy vs. Ben Sosoli

Round 1: Sosoli lands with his left hand early. With about 2 minutes left, Hardy starts to land punching combos. Largely uneventful round. The crowd has no use Hardy.

Round 2: Sosoli really only has a left hand. He is not throwing much of anything else. Limited output from both men.

Round 3: The commentary notes that Hardy used his inhaler in between rounds. The commentary is perplexed that Hardy was allowed to use the inhaler. It is difficult to tell if the crowd has turned on this fight or if they just do not care for Hardy. The commentary goes to Marc Ratner, who says that the inhaler was completely illegal. This round playing out muck like the last two. Like all Greg Hardy fights…that was awkward.

Greg Hard def. Ben Sosoli via unanimous decision (29-28 3x)

Yair Rodríguez vs. Jeremy Stephens

Round 1: Rodriguez starts the fight with a FLYING SIDEKICK! It did’s quite land. Rodriguez throws several different kicks. Some nice tension in the room for this one. The kicks from Rodriguez are keeping Stephens just far enough away.

Round 2: Rodriguez drops Stephens with a body kick and throws several punches, but Stephens keeps moving. Rodriguez is really putting on the shots. But the ref is not going to stop this one. Stephens gets to his feet, and lands a takedown of his own. Stephens is on top, but Rodriguez is looking for a triangle. As they stand Stephens is now landing the heavy shots. The round ends. That was an incredibly wild round.

Round 3: Rodriguez offers a fist bump but Stephens refuses. The fight is stopped to warn Rodriguez for a low blow. As the fight resumes Stephens lets his hands go. Rodriguez escapes. Stephens gets the takedown, but it does not amount to much. Stephens gets another takedown. Stephens lands several shots from the side. FUN FIGHT: THEY HUG AFTER THE BELL.

Yair Rodriguez def. Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision (29-28 3x)

Dominick Reyes vs. Chris Weidman

Round 1: Weidman wastes no time attempting a takedown. Right hand by Reyes drops Weidman. Weidman looks out. And Herb Dean stops it!

Dominick Reyes def. Chris Weidman via TKO at 1:43 of round 1


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