UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya
Israel Adesanya in his UFC debut on February 11, 2018 in Perth, Australia | Pic: Emanuel Rudnicki / FIGHTMAG

Israel Adesanya defends his undisputed middleweight title against Yoel Romero in the main event of UFC 248. The pay-per-view fight card takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

The co-main event is the women’s strawweight title bout between the defending champion Weili Zhang and former titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Also on the main card, Beneil Dariush faces Drakkar Klose at lightweight, following a pair of welterweight bouts featuring Neil Magny up against Li Jingliang, and Alex Oliveira faceoff Max Griffin. The full UFC 248 fight card can be found below.

The Australian MMA fans can watch UFC 248 on Fetch TV and Main Event. The pay-per-view cost is $54.95. Te date and time is set for March 8 at 2 pm AEDT / 11 am AWST (Perth time). The preliminary card on UFC Fight Pass is set for 12 pm AEDT / 9 am AWST, following early prelims at 10:30 am AEDT / 7:30 am AWST, also on UFC Fight Pass. The US schedule on ESPN+ can be found here.

UFC 248 live results and updates

The main event bout between champion Israel Adesanya and challenger Yoel Romero went a full distance. Adesanya retained the belt by unanimous decision 48-47, 48-47, 49-46.

Weili Zhang and Joanna Jedrzejczyk went toe to toe during all five rounds. The close contest ended in split decision in favor of Zhang, who retained her belt and made the first successful title defense.

The last fight prior to the co-main event saw Beneil Dariush scoring the second-round KO win over Drakkar Klose.

The first welterweight bout on the main card between Neil Magny and Li Jingliang went a full distance. The judges decision unanimous went in favor of Magny.

The second welterweight bout between Alex Oliveira and Max Griffin kicked off UFC 248 main card live on pay-per-view. The pair went head to head during three rounds. The contest ended in a split decision in favor of Oliveira.

The final fight on the preliminary card saw a knockout action, when Sean O’Malley claimed the win over Jose Quinonez with head kick and punches in the first round of their bantamweight matchup.

Lightweights Mark Madsen and Austin Hubbard continued the action. The pair went a close three-round distance. The verdict heard a unanimous 29-28 decision in favor of Madsen.

The second fight on the preliminary card featured Rodolfo Vieira and Saparbek Safarov at middleweight. The contest was over in the first round at 2:58 when Vieira applied arm-triangle choke to secure the victory.

The preliminary action began with Gerald Meerschaert and Deron Winn facing off at middleweight. The bout ended in the last round in favor of Meerschaert, who submitted Winn at 2:13 (rear-naked choke).

Giga Chikadze took the win over Jamall Emmers by split decision after three rounds of their encounter at featherweight.

The first bout featured Danaa Batgerel, who scores the win by knockout over Guido Cannetti in the opening round with punches.

We are minutes away from kicking off the early prelims.

Stay tuned with UFC 248 results below.

Results

Main Card

Israel Adesanya def. Yoel Romero by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)

Zhang Weili def. Joanna Jedrzejczyk by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)

Beneil Dariush def. Drakkar Klose by KO (R2 at 1:00)

Neil Magny def. Li Jingliang by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Alex Oliveira def. Max Griffin by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary card

Sean O’Malley def. Jose Quinonez by KO (head kick and punches, R1 at 2:02)

Mark O. Madsen def. Austin Hubbard by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Rodolfo Vieira def. Saparbek Safarov by submission (arm-triangle choke, R1 at 2:58)

Gerald Meerschaert def. Deron Winn by submission (RNC, R3 at 2:13)

Early Preliminary Card

Giga Chikadze def. Jamall Emmers by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Danaa Batgerel def. Guido Cannetti (punches, R1 at 3:01)