Check out the live results and highlights for the UFC 286 prelims.
Stay up to date with what’s happening today with the UFC 286 preliminary card, which is going down from the O2 Arena in London, England.
Opening up the prelims will be TUF 30 winner Juliana Miller mixing it up with the slightly more seasoned Veronica Hardy. Closing out this portion of UFC 286 will be two savvy grapplers going at it in the form of Jack Shore vs. Makwan Amirkhani. We’ve also got an undefeated flyweight prospect, Muhammad Mokaev, on the card, who will try to welcome promotional newcomer, Jafel Filho, to the Octagon in the worst way.
The early prelims begin at an extra start time of 12:30pm ET/9:30am, PT, immediately followed by the regular preliminary card. Both broadcasts can be streamed on ESPN+. The PPV main card is slated for 5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT, and can be purchased on ESPN+.
- Jack Shore vs. Makwan Amirkhani: Featherweight
- Chris Duncan vs. Omar Morales: Lightweight
- Sam Patterson vs. Yanal Ashmoz: Lightweight
- Muhammad Mokaev vs. Jafel Filho: Flyweight
- Christian Leroy Duncan vs. Duško Todorović: Middleweight
- Jake Hadley vs. Malcolm Gordon: Flyweight
- Joanne Wood vs. Luana Carolina: (W) Flyweight
Ľudovít Klein vs. Jai Herbert result in a majority draw (29-27, 28-28): Lightweight
After some back and forth on the feet, Klein caught a kick to find top position with about four-minutes to go in the opening round. Herbert started to threaten with an armbar, but Klein was staying defensibly responsible, so Jai then started to spam strikes off of his back. The up kicks were doing damage, too, and gave him the space he needed to get up. Klein had a nasty gash open up on his left eyebrow, and the striking of Herbert began to pick up.
Klein started to walk down Herbert to begin he second round, followed by some jockeying for position in the clinch. Herbert tried to get the fight down tot he ground, but Klein had other ideas. In open space, Herbert stayed on his bike, chipping away with leg kicks as he tried to keep Klein at bay.
The final frame began with an accidental cup shot to Klein. After a short break, the fight got back underway. Klein was fiery, showing some urgency and pushing the pace. Then, Jai landed another cup shot, which resulted in another time out, as well as a point deduction for Herbert. The fight restarted and Herbert then showed some urgency. He hit a takedown and began to rip away with elbows. Klein scrambled up and exploded through with a takedown of his own, with about a minute to go in the match. Herbert quickly scrambled up and recovered top position again, to close out the round in a good position.
Veronica Hardy def. Juliana Miller by unanimous decision (30-27 x3): (W) Flyweight
Miller came out aggressive, but she was getting pieced up with some crisp boxing from Hardy. The technical polish may not have been there for Miller, but there is no denying her effort. She kept wading into the pocket, eating shots in order to close the distance. Miller attempted a takedown, but Hardy was the one who ended up on top.
Miller closed the distance right away to begin the second stanza, but again Hardy came up with top position. Miller quickly threatened with an armbar, but Hardy wisely worked her way out of danger. Again Miller went to the armbar, but again Hardy was able to shut it down. A massive elbow landed to the forehead of Miller, causing some pretty bad swelling.
The final round saw Miller punch her way into the clinch, which resulted in Hardy taking top position again. Miller rolled for a kneebar, and it was pretty deep, but the submission defense of Hardy was holding up. The fight returned to the feet, and Hardy landed a sweet head kick that was only partially blocked. Hardy hit another takedown to finish up the round on top. Not bad for being away from the cage of three years!
Miller ate that shot from Hardy #UFC286 pic.twitter.com/8XWBpjdsQd
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