UFC 231 results: Holloway retains featherweight title, Shevchenko wins flyweight belt

UFC 231 was held at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada on Sunday December 9 (AEDT). MMA event featured 13 bouts with two titles contested on the top of the fight-bill.

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In the main event the defending featherweight champion Max Holloway faced off Brian Ortega. The contest ended prior the final horn.

At the end of the fourth round the doctor stopped the contest due to injuries received by the challenger. As a result, “Blessed” was pronounced as the winner by TKO, consequently retaining his belt.

In the co-main event Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Valentina Shevchenko battled it out for a vacant UFC women’s flyweight title. The scheduled for five rounds championship bout went the distance and ended in favor of the latter..

“Bullet” scored a unanimous decision and became a new UFC women’s flyweight champion. In addition, the pair has also previously met three times inside the square circle at IFMA World Championships in 2006-2008, with the bouts also ending in favor of Shevchenko.

Also on the UFC 231 PPV card welterweight Gunnar Nelson submitted Alex Oliveira in the second round. Featherweight Hakeem Dawodu took a split decision against Kyle Bochniak, and light heavyweight Thiago Santos knocked Jimi Manuwa out in the second round.

The main card followed a five-fight preliminary card. MMA action kicked off with an early preliminary card, which featured four bouts. The complete fight results from UFC 231 can be found below.

UFC 231 Holloway vs Ortega results

Main Card
Max Holloway def. Brian Ortega by TKO (doctor stoppage, R4 at 4 5:00)
Valentina Shevchenko def. Joanna Jedrzejczyk by unanimous decision (49-46 x3)
Gunnar Nelson def. Alex Oliveira by submission (rear-naked choke, R2 at 4:17)
Hakeem Dawodu def. Kyle Bochniak by split decision (28-29, 30-27 x2)
Thiago Santos def. Jimi Manuwa by KO (punch, R2 at 0:41)

Preliminary Card
Nina Ansaroff def. Claudia Gadelha by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Gilbert Burns def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Jessica Eye def. Katlyn Chookagian by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Elias Theodorou def. Eryk Anders by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Early Prelims
Brad Katona def. Matthew Lopez by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Dhiego Lima def. Chad Laprise by KO (punch, R1 at 1:37)
Carlos Diego Ferreira def. Kyle Nelson by TKO (punches, R2 at 1:23)
Aleksandar Rakic def. Devin Clark by TKO (punches, R1 at 4:05)

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