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UFC 180 Results: Fabricio Werdum TKO’s Mark Hunt for Interim Heavyweight Title

(“Great news, everybody! Fabricio and I worked out our differences backstage, and we’ve decided not to fight. So…yeah. Take care and enjoy the fajitas.” / Photo via Getty)

The UFC is in Mexico City for the first time ever tonight, as Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt slug it out for the interim heavyweight title at UFC 180. Plus: TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum looks for his fifth straight victory against Jake Ellenberger (who is trying to avoid his third-straight defeat), and top featherweight contenders Ricardo Lamas and Dennis Bermudez will temporarily take a break from dissing Conor McGregor in order to fight each other. So let’s put all the injuries and social unrest out of our minds and just try to have a good time, okay?

Our goi Alex Giardini will be hustling out round-by-round UFC 180 results from the PPV main card starting at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Refresh the page every few minutes for all the latest updates, and shoot us your thoughts in the comments section or on twitter. ¡Gracias, amigos! (That’s all I got.)

UFC 180 Preliminary Card Results
- Yair Rodriguez def. Leonardo Morales via unanimous decision (29-28×3)
- Alejandro Perez def. Jose Quinonez via unanimous decision (29-26×2, 28-27)
- Jessica Eye def. Leslie Smith via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 1:30 of R2
- Gabriel Benitez def. Humberto Brown via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:30 of R3
- Henry Briones def. Guido Canneti via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:44 of R2
- Marco Beltran def. Marlon Vera via unanimous decision (29-28×3)

In case you missed the UFC 180 prelims, Leslie Smith’s ear got torn apart and Humberto Brown pooped himself.

Edgar Garcia vs. Hector Ubina

Round one: Urbina opens up with a wild right hand that misses. He lands a right shortly after. Urbina lands a leg kick, but takes a solid punch from Garcia. Urbina throws a kick to the body, but it’s caught by Garcia, who brings him down and takes his back. Garcia has the hooks in, softening him up to the dome. He flattens him, and decks Urbina with some solid shots. Urbina is trying to fight him off, and ends up on top after his opponent lost his positioning. Urbina scrambles and gets a hold of Garcia’s neck for an anaconda choke. Garcia pushes through, getting back to his feet. Some clinch work near the fence, and Urbina slaps the anaconda choke out after his foe went for the takedown. It’s a real tight grip, and Garcia taps out.

Hector Urbina def. Edgar Garcia via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:38 of R1

Augusto Montano vs. Chris Heatherly 

Round one: Heatherly shoots, and Montano easily stays out of the way. Heatherly comes in with a right hand, securing the takedown. He’s in half guard trying to pass. Heatherly gets into full guard, almost giving up an armbar. Montano escapes, and we’re back on the feet. Heatherly misses with an overhead right, while Montano comes in with a string of punches that don’t connect. Montano has his opponent up against the fence, working some knees, and he starts to pour it on. He throws a lot of shots, but Heatherly survives. Back in the center, Heatherly lands a big uppercut, but the crowd favorite is still on his feet. Montano takes Heatherly to the ground, and locks in an anaconda choke, but lets it go. Hammerfists from Montano as Heatherly goes for a takedown. Montano drilling his foe with knees while Heatherly is against the fence, almost defenseless. He’s not responding to big knees to the body and head. Big John steps in and that’s it.

Augusto Montano def. Chris Heatherly via TKO (knees to the body) at 4:50 of R1

Ricardo Lamas vs. Dennis Bermudez

Round one: Lamas misses with a head kick, but lands two leg kicks. Bermudez advancing, and Lamas throws a wild spinning heel kick that doesn’t land. Solid right punch from Bermudez, locking up Lamas against the cage. Lamas shakes him off. Leg kick from Bermudez, and he tries to lock Lamas up in a guillotine but the former title contender stays out of the way. Lamas lands a kick that pushes back Bermudez, and locks in a guillotine. Bermudez pushes through, forcing Lamas to control his body. Bermudez has Lamas against the fence as they’re back on their feet, and they grapple for position. Bermudez lands a right hand on the break, and so does Lamas. Back in the middle, Lamas drops Bermudez with a left jab, and locks in a guillotine. Bermudez turns on his back, and he’s got nowhere to go. Bermudez taps, and it’s over.

Ricardo Lamas def. Dennis Bermudez via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:18 of R1

This is actually pretty entertaining.

Jake Ellenberger vs. Kelvin Gastelum 

Round one: Ellenberger looking to close the distance. Gastelum landing his jab, keeping away from Ellenberger’s drives. Left hand lands for Ellenberger, followed by a right hand. Nice punch from Gastelum, but he eats a combo from Ellenberger. Gastelum takes the brutal right hand, and keeps active. Superman punch from Gastelum, but Ellenberger lands another big shot in a flurry. Gastelum takes his adversary down, landing some left hands in top position. Gastelum throwing down with some elbows, yet Ellenberger blocked most of the shots. Guillotine attempt from Gastelum, but Jake is back on his feet. Solid right connects for Gastelum, as he pushes Ellenberger against the fence. Jake sneaks and takes his back, landing a belly to back suplex. Gastelum scrambles, and ends up taking Jake’s back. Gastelum slaps on a lightning-quick rear naked choke, and Ellenberger taps. Jesus. That’s the fourth first-round finish on the main card.

Kelvin Gastelum def. Jake Ellenberger via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:46 of R1

It’s time for the heavyweight title fight, and we’re just 80 minutes into this PPV. Best pacing in recent memory. I expect the four FS1 prelims to air right now.

Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt for the interim Heavyweight Championship 

Round one: Werdum opens with a kick to Hunt’s left lead leg. Hunt returns the favor. Kick to the body from Werdum, who also misses high. Hunt blasts forward and drops Werdum. He lets him back up and pushes forward again. Werdum goes for the takedown, but Hunt isn’t having any of it. One-two just misses for Hunt. Spinning heel kick by Werdum to Hunt’s shoulder, and the latter shakes it off. Hunt shakes Werdum off and lands on top of him while neutralizing a takedown, and Werdum is trying to trouble Hunt off his back. Hunt isn’t escaping, which means he has to be extremely careful. Werdum using the cage to posture. Hunt landing short shots. Hunt makes his way back to his feet, and we’re in the center. Leg kicks landing for Werdum, and he gets drilled with an uppercut. Werdum gets caught with a left as he shoots, and Hunt pushes him towards the cage. Hunt eats a head kick right at the buzzer.

Round two: Kick to the body from Werdum, and he’s a little more cautious on his feet now. Hunt misses with a hell of a right hand that looks scary. Hunt pops Werdum and drops him again. Hunt misses with a right, looking ultra relaxed. Werdum misses a head kick. Hunt looking for the knockout now. Spinning kick misses for Werdum, slipping in the process. Hunt misses an uppercut, getting caught with a counter from the Brazilian. Hunt stuffs a takedown. Flying knee lands for Werdum, and he follows up with punches. He’s pouncing on him, and Herb Dean is having a good look. Hunt isn’t defending himself, taking big shots. It’s over. Werdum is your champ (for now).

Fabricio Werdum def. Mark Hunt via TKO (punches) at 2:27 of R2

It’s been a slice. Keep it locked to CP for some recaps of an action-packed MMA weekend tomorrow.

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