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UFC 276 live results: Adesanya vs. Cannonier, Volkanovski vs. Holloway 3

International Fight Week is capped off by one of the most stacked cards of the year.
UFC 276

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier, emanating from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It is 2022 International Fight Week in Las Vegas, the home of combat sports and the UFC, with a week full of events capped off by UFC 276, which features an absolutely stacked card with two title fights and some big match-ups on the card.

In the main event, UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya makes his fifth title defense of the undisputed title as he defends against top contender Jared Cannonier. Both men last fought at UFC 271 in February as Adesanya successfully defended against Robert Whittaker in their rematch while Cannonier scored a brutal second-round knockout of Derek Brunson. Cannonier then called for a title shot after the fight, which he gets on the heels of two straight wins and wins in five of his last six.

In the co-main event, UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski defends against former champion Max Holloway in their trilogy bout. Volkanovski has won the first two fights, beating Holloway for the title at UFC 245 in December 2019, then defending against Holloway at UFC 251 in July 2020 in a fight that many scored for Holloway. Volkanovski is coming off a defense against Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273 in April, while Holloway is coming off a win over Yair Rodriguez in November.

Also on the main card is a middleweight bout that could determine the next title challenger as Sean Strickland battles Alex Pereira, a welterweight fight between former UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler and Bryan Barberena, and the main card opens with an exciting bantamweight bout between Pedro Munhoz and rising contender and star Sean O'Malley.

The main prelims are stacked and will be the first MMA fight shown in prime time on ABC, capped off with a lightweight bout between Brad Riddell and Jalin Turner. The other ABC fights will see the all-time UFC wins leader will be decided between Jim Miller and Donald Cerrone in a welterweight clash, Ian Garry takes on Gabe Green in a welterweight bout, and a middleweight bout pitting Brad Tavares against Dricus Du Plessis.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 6:30 p.m. eastern time with preliminary action all the way thru the main card.

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> Women's Bantamweights- Jessica-Rose Clark (11-7 1 NC, 4-3 UFC) vs. Julija Stoliarenko (9-6-1, 0-4 UFC)

Clark came out to Shawn Michaels' WWE theme. Clark clips Stoliarenko with a right hand early and had her hurt. Clark lands a combo and Stoliarenko gets a takedown and passes to side control. Stoliarenko going right for the armbar and has it in and Clark taps! That was quick. Clark looked to dislocate her elbow as well. That was nasty.

Official Result- Julija Stoliarenko def. Jessica-Rose Clark by submission (armbar) at :42 of Round 1

> Women's Flyweights- #10 Jessica Eye (15-10 1 NC, 5-9 1 NC UFC) vs. #13 Maycee Barber (10-2, 5-2 UFC)

They clinch up early with both landing. Barber with some knees as Eye was landing to the body and they go against the fence. Eye pushing Barber against the fence. Barber with an elbow after landing some punches. Eye with a knee and then Barber with an elbow, then a knee then another big elbow. They reverse and Barber with a knee. They break and Eye lands a right hand. They clinch back up as Barber lands some elbows. Barber with another elbow then another big one. Barber with some big punches against the fence. Barber with a knee. They remain clinched and Barber is landing some big shots. They trade knees. 10-9 Barber.

Barber lands a right hand. They clinch back up. Eye working for a takedown. Barber lands a knee as she defends. Barber lands a big elbow and a knee as they break. Eye shoots for a takedown but Barber defends as they tie up against the fence. Barber with an elbow and they break. Barber lands a head kick and Eye gets the takedown and steps over to the half-guard. Eye controlling from the top but there is not a lot of action going on. Eye gets to side control for a second but gets back to the half-guard. Eye lands with some punches late. 10-9 Barber, 20-18 Barber.

Barber with a head kick that Eye blocks. Barber with an elbow. Eye lands a right hand. Barber with a head kick and follows it with a right hand. Eye ducks under a punch and grabs the body lock and pushes it against the fence. They trade right hands and Barber lands a head kick as they break. They both land in the clinch before breaking. Eye lands a right hand. They trade punches. Barber lands a front kick then a right hand and a question mark kick. They trade punches. They trade in close range and Barber tries a head kick and Eye grabs the leg and pushes it against the fence. They break after Eye lands a right hand. Barber lands a right hand. Eye tries a takedown and has a leg and Barber lands some hammerfists as she defends and they get to their feet. Eye pushes it against the fence. Barber with a big elbow. Solid fight. 10-9 Barber, 30-27 Barber.

Official Result- Maycee Barber def. Jessica Eye by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

After the fight, Eye announced her retirement.

> Middleweights- #9 Uriah Hall (17-10, 10-8 UFC) vs. #13 Andre Muniz (22-4, 4-0 UFC)

Muniz with a body kick. Hall lands a quick jab as they're feeling each other out. Muniz lands a body kick. Hall lands a combo with his back to the fence. Muniz with a leg kick. Hall lands a right hand and Muniz gets a takedown. Muniz gets to side control. Muniz lands from the top and is looking to find a submission and Hall is doing a good job of defending. Muniz gets the mount and went for a triangle choke but Hall slipped out to his feet. Muniz grabs the body and drags it down and has the back. Muniz looking to attack the arm. Muniz with some right hands from the back. 10-9 Muniz.

They trade kicks to start the second. Muniz lands a body kick then a right hand. Muniz tries a takedown but Hall slips away as he defends. Muniz gets a trip takedown next to the fence and Muniz is in Hall's full guard. Muniz with some short punches from the top. Muniz gets to the mount. Muniz lands an elbow. Muniz lands from the top and looks for an arm. Hall gives up his back. Muniz with some punches from the back. Muniz tries to get the arm but Hall gets up and lands some big right hands at the end. 10-9 Muniz, 20-18 Muniz.

Muniz with a leg kick. Muniz lands a left hand. Muniz lands a right hand and drops for a takedown. Muniz gets the takedown. Hall gives up his back and Muniz is looking for a choke. Muniz is working hard from the back but Hall gets to his feet though Muniz is still on his back. Hall tries to slam himself down to break the grip but Muniz still has the back. Hall spins into the guard of Muniz and lands some punches at the end. 10-9 Muniz, 30-27 Muniz.

Official Result- Andre Muniz def. Uriah Hall by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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> Middleweights- #12 Brad Tavares (19-6, 14-6 UFC) vs. Dricus Du Plessis (16-2, 2-0 UFC)

Du Plessis comes forward landing low kicks and with a combo. Tavares lands a right hand as Du Plessis was shooting for a takedown that hurt Du Plessis. Tavares keeps it on the feet. They're clinched against the fence. Du Plessis tries a takedown but Tavares reverses and is in side control. Tavares now trying to get to the guard as he controls from the top and they get to their feet. Du Plessis looks for another takedown but Tavares defends. They break and Tavares with a head kick. Tavares hurts Du Plessis with a right hand and Du Plessis tries a takedown but Tavares defends. They're clinched against the fence and Tavares with a knee. They trade knees. They break and Du Plessis with a spinning back fist. Tavares lands a front kick and a right hand. 10-9 Tavares.

They throw in close range and Du Plessis with a knee and Tavares with a right hand. Du Plessis lands a combo. Du Plessis with a right hand. Tavares has a cut open. Tavares with a big body kick. Du Plessis with a spinning back fist. Tavares with a leg kick. Du Plessis lands some hard punches. Tavares lands a jab as Du Plessis was pressing forward. Tavares is bleeding badly now. Du Plessis with a left hand. Du Plessis tries a takedown but Tavares defends and lands a knee to the body. They trade leg kicks. Du Plessis with a right hand. Du Plessis lands a knee. Tavares with a front kick to the body. They trade late and Du Plessis rocks Tavares late. 10-9 Du Plessis, 19-19.

Tavares lands a right hand. Du Plessis with a right hand and he lands another. Du Plessis with some kicks. Du Plessis with a left hand. Du Plessis landing more early in the third here. Tavares with a high kick then a body kick. They trade kicks. Du Plessis with a right hand and follows it with a left. Tavares with a leg kick. Du Plessis with a right hand. Tavares lands a jab and Du Plessis with a spinning back fist. Tavares with a jab. Du Plessis with a couple of nice right hands then a body kick. Tavares lands a couple of jabs. Du Plessis with a combo and Tavares is a bloody mess again. Du Plessis with a right hand then a spin kick. Du Plessis with a combo. Du Plessis with a massive right hand. They trade right hands. Du Plessis with a left hand. They trade late. Fun fight. 10-9 Du Plessis, 29-28 Du Plessis.

Official Result- Dricus Du Plessis def. Brad Tavares by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Welterweights- Ian Garry (9-0, 2-0 UFC) vs. Gabe Green (11-3, 2-1 UFC)

Green with some leg kicks as Garry lands a knee up the middle. Garry with a high kick. Garry lands a jab then a leg kick. Garry with a leg kick and they trade against the fence with Green landing a nice combo. Garry with a body kick. They trade punches and Garry pressing forward. Green lands a left hand to the body. Garry with a right hand. Green lands a right hand as Garry lands a knee. Garry with a combo then hurts Green with a right hand. Garry with a body kick. Garry with the jab. Garry with a knee and Green with a left hand. Garry with a big combination. 10-9 Garry.

Garry with a leg kick. They trade punches. Garry with a high kick. Garry with a nice combination. We have a timeout for an eye poke. Garry with a leg kick after they get back to action. Garry with a high kick and a right hand. They clinch against the fence. Garry gets a takedown and has the back and lands but they get to their feet and Green has back control and lands a knee. They break and Garry with a knee to the body then lands several combinations. Green with a left hand. They're trading punches. Green lands a big left hand late. 10-9 Garry, 20-18 Garry.

Green lands some leg kicks then Garry drops Green with a right hand. Garry gets on top and looks for a choke but they get to their feet and are clinched against the fence. Green trying for the takedown but Garry defending. They remain clinched and Garry lands a knee as they break. They trade leg kicks. Garry landing more punches and lands an uppercut and leg kick. They trade at the end with Garry landing more. 10-9 Garry, 30-27 Garry.

Official Result- Ian Garry def. Gabe Green by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Welterweights- Jim Miller (34-16 1 NC, 23-15 1 NC UFC) vs. Donald Cerrone (36-16 2 NC, 23-13 1 NC UFC)

Cerrone with a leg kick after throwing a combo. Cerrone with a body kick. Miller with a calf kick. Miller lands a left hand. Miller with a left hand. They trade in close range. They trade body kicks. They trade in close range and Cerrone lands with more volume. Cerrone with a combo. Miller grabs a leg and gets a takedown and lands a left hand as doing so. Miller in the guard of Cerrone. Miller with an elbow from the top. Miller with more left hands from the top and he was landing then Cerrone swept to the top. Both landing on the ground and Miller tries for an armbar and they both try for leg locks at the end. 10-9 Miller.

They trade punches to start the second. They trade kicks as Cerrone landed a head kick as Miller landed a body kick and Cerrone slips to the mat and Miller grabbed the neck and locked in a guillotine choke and it is in tight. Cerrone taps! Jim Miller gets it done to become the all-time wins leader in UFC history.

Official Result- Jim Miller def. Donald Cerrone by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:32 of Round 2

After the fight, Cerrone announced his retirement.

> Lightweights- #14 Brad Riddell (10-2, 4-1 UFC) vs. Jalin Turner (12-5, 5-2 UFC)

Turner lands a right hand and Riddell goes for a takedown and Turner grabs the neck for a guillotine choke and has it locked in tight and Riddell taps! That was quick and an excellent finish by Turner.

Official Result- Jalin Turner def. Brad Riddell by submission (guillotine choke) at :45 of Round 1

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> Bantamweights- #9 Pedro Munhoz (19-7 1 NC, 9-7 1 NC) vs. #13 Sean O'Malley (15-1, 7-1 UFC)

They trade leg kicks to start. Munhoz with a leg kick. O'Malley with a couple of body kicks and Munhoz with a calf kick. He lands two more and O'Malley is checking them. O'Malley with a leg kick. O'Malley just misses a spin kick. Munhoz with a calf kick then another. O'Malley with a right hand. O'Malley lands a kick right on the cup and we have a timeout. They get back to action and O'Malley with a left hand and Munhoz with a leg kick. They trade leg kicks. Munhoz throws a high kick but O'Malley blocks. Munhoz with another leg kick and O'Malley with a body kick. O'Malley with a spin kick to the body. O'Malley with another spin kick to the body at the end. 10-9 Munhoz.

Munhoz throwing more kicks. O'Malley lands a right hand and just misses a wheel kick. O'Malley with a body kick. Munhoz with a leg kick. He lands another after O'Malley lands some body kicks. O'Malley with the jab. We have a timeout for an eye poke on Munhoz. Munhoz says he can't see and the doctor tells the referee to wave off the fight and it is over. We're going to a no contest.

Official Result- Pedro Munhoz vs. Sean O'Malley ends in a no contest (accidental foul) at 3:09 of Round 2

> Welterweights- Robbie Lawler (29-15 1 NC, 14-9 UFC) vs. Bryan Barberena (17-8, 8-6 UFC)

Barberena with a leg kick. Barberena with a leg kick. Lawler with a right hook to the body. Lawler lands a left hand then another to the body. They both land in close range. Barberena lands a nice right hand. Barberena with a left hand and Lawler lands big to the body and they exchange in close range. Lawler with a big uppercut then a big left hand. Lawler with a left hand. Barberena with some body shots. Barberena with a left hand. They both land left hands. Barberena with a combo. Barberena's hands just don't stop moving. Lawler lands to the body then head. Barberena with some body punches and an elbow. Barberena just keeps throwing. Lawler lands an uppercut. They both land in close. Lawler with a combo. Lawler with a left hand then a big knee. 10-9 Lawler.

Barberena coming forward and keeping his hands moving but not landing. Lawler with a big left hand. Lawler with the jab. He lands it again and it rocks Barberena. Lawler with a body kick then another jab. They trade wild punches in a wild exchange. Barberena lands some leg kicks. Lawler lands a big jab. Lawler with a combo. They both land left hands. Barberena hurting Lawler with some big shots inside the pocket. They both land nice shots. Barberena with a left hand. Lawler lands a left hand. They both land in close. Lawler with a left hand. Barberena with a big right hand and is teeing off on Lawler and it is stopped. Big finish by Barberena there.

Official Result- Bryan Barberena def. Robbie Lawler by TKO (punches) at 4:47 of Round 2

> Middleweights- #4 Sean Strickland (25-3, 12-3 UFC) vs. Alex Pereira (5-1, 2-0 UFC)

Pereira with a leg kick. He lands a body kick. Strickland pushing forward but eating leg kicks from Pereira. They trade jabs. Pereira with a right hand. Pereira with a leg kick. Strickland with the jab. Pereira lands a right hand and Strickland with a jab. Pereira with a leg kick. Pereira then lands a left hook that stumbles Strickland  and follows it a right hand that drops Strickland and it is all over! What a knockout by Pereira.

Official Result- Alex Pereira def. Sean Strickland by knockout (punches) at 2:36 of Round 1

> UFC Featherweight Championship- C Alexander Volkanovski (24-1, 11-0 UFC) vs. #1 Max Holloway (23-6, 19-6 UFC)

They circle and feel each other out in the opening moments. Volkanovski lands a couple of leg kicks. Volkanovski lands a right hand. Volkanovski lands a combo. Volkanovski lands a right hand and Holloway with a body kick. Volkanovski lands a quick combo. Holloway with a knee as Volkanovski lands the right hand. Volkanovski with another right hand. Holloway lands a nice jab. Volkanovski lands a right hand after a brief clinch. Volkanovski lands a left hand and follows it with a right and then another left hand. They trade right hands. Volkanovski with the jab and Holloway fires back with a right hand. Holloway lands a right hand and they trade in the pocket. Holloway with a back elbow late. 10-9 Volkanovski.

They trade punches to start the second. Holloway with a leg kick. Holloway pressing forward. Volkanovski lands a jab. Volkanovski lands a big right hand. Volkanovski with a leg kick. They trade in close before clinching and Volkanovski lands a big elbow. Volkanovski gets the back against the fence then lands a big elbow before they break. Volkanovski with a big punch and Holloway has a big cut opened up. Holloway with a leg kick. Volkanovski lands a jab. Holloway is leaking. Holloway with a body kick. Holloway lands a combo. They both throw wild strikes. Volkanovski lands a combo and Holloway with a knee. Volkanovski with a combo. 10-9 Volkanovski, 20-18 Volkanovski.

Volkanovski with a body kick. Volkanovski lands a left hook. Holloway lands to the body. They trade kicks then trade punches inside the pocket. Holloway with a high kick. Volkanovski with a combo. Volkanovski with a quick combo. Holloway lands a nice left hand after Volkanovski landed a leg kick. Volkanovski with a big combination. They clinch against the fence. They break and Volkanovski landing the jab. Volkanovski with a right hand. Holloway lands a knee and follows it with a right hand. Volkanovski with a combination. Holloway with a right hand late. 10-9 Volkanovski, 30-27 Volkanovski.

They clinch and Volkanovski lands as they break before clinching back up. They break and Holloway lands a knee then a right hand. Holloway lands some good kicks. Volkanovski with a right hand. Holloway with a body kick. Volkanovski steps in and Holloway grabs the back and was looking for a takedown but Volkanovski defends and they break. Holloway with a nice combo and Volkanovski counters with an uppercut followed by a right hand. Holloway with a spin kick. Volkanovski with a right hand. They trade in close range. Volkanovski with the jab and Holloway lands a right hand. Holloway with a spin kick. 10-9 Volkanovski, 40-36 Volkanovski.

Volkanovski with a right hand. Holloway shoots for a takedown and pushes it against the fence but Volkanovski defends. They break and Volkanovski with a leg kick. Volkanovski with a head kick. Volkanovski with the double jab. Volkanovski with two hard leg kicks. Volkanovski with the jab and he ducks under Holloway throwing a head kick. Volkanovski with a body kick. Volkanovski with a combination. Holloway's face is a mess. Volkanovski still landing the jab and avoiding Holloway's punches. Volkanovski with the double jab and blocks a high kick. Volkanovski with a combo. What a showing from Volkanovski. 10-9 Volkanovski, 50-45 Volkanovski.

Official Result- Alexander Volkanovski def. Max Holloway by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) to retain the UFC Featherweight Championship

> UFC Middleweight Championship- C Israel Adesanya (22-1, 11-1 UFC) vs. #2 Jared Cannonier (15-5, 8-5 UFC)

Adesanya came out to The Undertaker's theme, full entrance with hat and urn and all. Adesanya landing leg kicks early. Cannonier with a right hand to the body. Adesanya with more leg kicks. Adesanya with a body kick. Cannonier lands some leg kicks. Adesanya with a calf kick. Adesanya landing more punches late. Adesanya with a right hand. Cannonier didn't land a single strike to Adesanya's head during the round. 10-9 Adesanya.

Adesanya with a head kick and then Cannonier lands a leg kick. They trade leg kicks. Cannonier with a body kick. Adesanya still landing leg kicks. Adesanya with short punches. Adesanya with a leg kick. Cannonier with a high kick. He lands a leg kick. Adesanya misses some punches and Cannonier lands a right hand. Cannonier with the jab. Adesanya with a leg kick. Adesanya lands to the body and a body kick. Adesanya with a nice combo. We have a timeout for an eye poke. They get back to action. They trade body kicks. Adesanya with the jab then a leg kick. Cannonier lands another. Adesanya with a body kick. 10-9 Adesanya, 20-18 Adesanya.

Adesanya with a leg kick. Cannonier lands a left hand. Adesanya with the jab. Cannonier tries a takedown but Adesanya defends and Adesanya lands a stiff jab as they break. They both land punches and Cannonier pushes it against the fence. Adesanya defends a takedown and they break. Adesanya with the jab and a high kick. Adesanya with a combo. Cannonier lands a nice combo. Cannonier lands a right hand as Adesanya landed a body kick and they clinch against the fence. Cannonier landing some knees as Adesanya is landing ear slaps. They break at the end and Adesanya with a knee. 10-9 Cannonier, 29-28 Adesanya.

Adesanya with the jab and Cannonier's head snaps back. Adesanya with a leg kick. They trade body kicks and Adesanya's sounded harder then he followed it with the jab. Adesanya with the jab then a right hand. Cannonier with a quick combo. Adesanya with a leg kick. They clinch against the fence. They break. Cannonier with a leg kick but Adesanya landing with more volume. They clinch again. Cannonier with an elbow as Adesanya was landing ear slaps and short punches. Cannonier with a couple of knees but he's just hanging on. Cannonier with an elbow before they break. Adesanya with a right hand. 10-9 Adesanya, 39-37 Adesanya.

Cannonier lands a right hand. Adesanya with a leg kick. Adesanya with some jabs. Cannonier with a body kick. Adesanya with a head kick. Adesanya with the jab. Adesanya with a body kick. They trade leg kicks. Adesanya still landing leg kicks and Cannonier clinches against the fence and is holding. Adesanya with short punches. Cannonier with some knees. Cannonier trying for a takedown but Adesanya defends and they break. Cannonier lands a jab and Adesanya stuns Cannonier with a jab. Cannonier lands a right and they clinch right back up. Adesanya lands a head kick as they break. Adesanya with a right hand. Adesanya with the jab. Adesanya with a right hand and leg kick. 10-9 Adesanya, 49-46 Adesanya.

Official Result- Israel Adesanya def. Jared Cannonier by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45) to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship