UFC Washington D.C. Live Results
The heavyweight division will be center stage at UFC Washington D.C. with one man looking to get back to another title shot, while another looks to continue a meteoric rise up the ranks.
Alistair Overeem faces Jairzinho Rozenstruik in the UFC Washington D.C. main event at the Capital One Arena in the United States’ national capital.
The fight was originally booked as Overeem vs. Walt Harris before Harris withdrew from the bout on November 1 due to a family tragedy.
Overeem, currently tied for the sixth spot in the UFC’s heavyweight rankings, won seven of nine between Winter 2014 and Summer 2017 before running into Francis Ngannou at UFC 218 and Curtis Blaydes at UFC 225. Since then, however, Overeem has rebounded with back-to-back first-round finishes of Sergei Pavlovich and Alexey Oleynik at UFC Beijing and UFC St. Petersburg, respectively.
After going 2-0 in MMA in 2012, Rozenstruik moved to the sport full-time from kickboxing in 2017. He went 4-0, including a split-decision win in RIZIN, the only non-KO/TKO win he’s had thus far, before making his UFC debut earlier this year. Rozenstruik’s tenure in the Octagon so far has seen him finish Junior Albini at UFC Fortaleza, knock out Allen Crowder in nine seconds at UFC Greenville and knock out former champion Andrei Arlovski in 29 seconds at last month’s UFC 244 event.
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Main Card (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET)
Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. Alistair Overeem via KO (Rd. 5, 4:56)
Marina Rodriguez vs. Cynthia Calvillo goes to a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
Ben Rothwell def. Stefan Struve via TKO (Rd. 2, 4:57)
Aspen Ladd def. Yana Kunitskaya via TKO (Rd. 3, 0:33)
Cody Stamann vs. Song Yadong goes to a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
Rob Font def. Ricky Simon via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Preliminary Card (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET)
Tim Means def. Thiago Alves via submission (guillotine choke) (Rd. 1, 2:38)
Billy Quarantillo def. Jacob Kilburn via submission (triangle choke) (Rd. 2, 3:18)
Bryce Mitchell def. Matt Sayles via submission (twister) (Rd. 1, 4:20)
Joe Solecki def. Matt Wiman via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Early Prelims (ESPN+, 5:45 p.m. ET)
Virna Jandiroba def. Mallory Martin via submission (rear-naked choke) (Rd. 2, 1:16)
Makhmud Muradov def. Trevor Smith via KO (R.d 3, 4:09)