MMA event UFC 237 took place at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 12 (AEDT). Top of the Pay-Per-View card featured Rose Namajunas in defense of her women’s strawweight title against Jessica Andrade. The scheduled for five rounds bout didn’t go the distance. Andrade claimed the win as well as the belt by way of knockout in the second round slamming Namajunas onto her head.
In the co-main event Jared Cannonier went up against Anderson Silva in a thee-round middleweight matchup. The contest ended in the first round in favor of Cannonier, who took the TKO win due to leg injury of Silva.
Also on the main card featherweight Alexander Volkanovski scored a unanimous decision against Jose Aldo, and Laureano Staropoli similarly defeated Thiago Alves. In addition, Irene Aldana submitted Bethe Correia in the third round coming out victorious from their 141-pound catchweight bout.
The complete fight results from UFC 237 can be found below.
UFC 237: Namajunas vs. Andrade results
Jessica Andrade def. Rose Namajunas by KO (slam, R2 at 2:58)
Jared Cannonier def. Anderson Silva by TKO (leg kick, R1 at 4:47)
Alexander Volkanovski def. Jose Aldo by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Laureano Staropoli def. Thiago Alves by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Irene Aldana def. Bethe Correia by submission (armbar, R3 at 3:24)
Ryan Spann def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira by KO (punches, R1 at 2:07)
Thiago Moises def. Kurt Holobaugh by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-27)
Warlley Alves def. Sergio Moraes by KO (Punch, R3 at 4:13)
Clay Guida def. B.J. Penn by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 29-27)
Early Preliminary Card
Luana Carolina def. Priscila Cachoeira by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 29-27)
Raoni Barcelos def. Carlos Huachin by TKO (punches and elbows, R2 at 4:49)
Viviane Araujo def. Talita Bernardo by KO (punch, R3 at 0:48)