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UFC on ESPN 29 live results: Jared Cannonier vs. Kelvin Gastelum

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Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN 29: Cannonier vs. Gastelum, emanating from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Octagon is back at its home base in Las Vegas after a week in Houston and a following week off, as UFC action returns with a middleweight main event between two men trying to get into title contention.

Jared Cannonier will battle former TUF winner and former title challenger Kelvin Gastelum in the five-round headline bout. Cannonier is fighting for the first time since October as he looks to get back into the win column after dropping a decision to Robert Whittaker. He was out due to surgery following the fight and returns after a near ten-month layoff. Gastelum is also coming in off a decision loss to Whittaker, which came in April, and he looks to work his way back into the top five and up the middleweight ladder.

Also on the main card is a lightweight bout between long-time veteran and fan favorite Clay Guida and the undefeated Mark O. Madsen, a heavyweight bout between Parker Porter and Chase Sherman, a lightweight bout pitting Vinc Pichel against Austin Hubbard, and flyweight contenders Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Royval open the main card.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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> Sasha Palatnikov (6-3, 1-1 UFC) vs. Ramiz Brahimaj (8-3, 0-1 UFC)
Welterweights

They trade jabs to start and Brahimaj gets a takedown but they work their way up to their feet. They scramble back down and Brahimaj in the guard of Palatnikov. Brahimaj passes to the half-guard. Brahimaj moves to the mount and is looking to set something up. Brahimaj looking for a rear-naked choke as he takes the back. It is in tight. Palatnikov trying to fight it off but it is still in tight. Palatnikov goes out cold! Nice win for Brahimaj.

Official Result- Ramiz Brahimaj def. Sasha Palatnikov by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:33 of Round 1

> Roosevelt Roberts (10-2 1 NC, 4-2 1 NC UFC) vs. Ignacio Bahamondes (11-4, 0-1 UFC)
Lightweights

They trade jabs and leg kicks to start. Bahamondes with a nice leg kick. Roberts landing the jab and grabs the body for a takedown against the fence. They break. Bahamondes with a right hand. Roberts lands a right hand then a jab and Bahamondes lands a leg kick. Bahamondes with a leg kick and Roberts throws one. Bahamondes with a right hand. Roberts lands a couple of right hands. Bahamondes with a leg kick. Bahamondes with a spinning back fist. Bahamondes throws and pokes Roberts in the eye. There actually wasn't an eye poke and we get back to action. Bahamondes lands a couple of left hands. Bahamondes landing and Roberts decides to go for a takedown against the fence. They break and both land in an exchange. They trade leg kicks. Bahamondes with a combo. They trade in close range. Bahamondes with a leg kick. Roberts tries for the takedown again against the fence. Roberts has the body lock as Bahamondes gives up his back. Bahamondes lands a big knee and then another and some punches late. 10-9 Bahamondes.

Roberts coming forward and they trade in close range. Bahamondes with a combo and a leg kick. Bahamondes with a left to the body and Roberts tries a takedown but Bahamondes escapes. Bahamondes with a leg kick and then a right hand. Roberts landing some short punches but fighting with his back near the fence. Bahamondes with a combo and a leg kick but is cut open. Bahamondes with a right hand and lands a spin kick to the body. Bahamondes with a right hand. Bahamondes with the jab and a leg kick. They're trading in close range and Bahamondes tries to land a knee but Roberts grabs him looking for the takedown. Bahamondes is bleeding badly. Roberts landing the jab as Bahamondes lands a body kick. 10-9 Bahamondes, 20-18 Bahamondes.

Roberts with a leg kick and Bahamondes lands a left hand. They're trading and Roberts goes for a takedown but Bahamondes defends. Roberts shoots again and Bahamondes sprawls and lands and Roberts remains on his back as Bahamondes stands and lands some kicks. Roberts ordered to his feet. Roberts tries for the takedown again and he can't score them. Bahamondes lands as they clinch up before breaking. Bahamondes with a body kick and then a leg kick. Bahamondes with a spin kick to the legs. Bahamondes with a leg kick. Roberts trying for the takedown again but Bahamondes still defending. Bahamondes with a hard leg kick. Bahamondes with some body kicks and a left hand to the body. Roberts lands a right hand. Bahamondes looks for a standing guillotine. He lets go and lands a big elbow. Bahamondes then knocks Roberts out cold with a spinning wheel kick right to the jaw with less then ten seconds to go. What a finish in a fight he was going to win.

Official Result- Ignacio Bahamondes def. Roosevelt Roberts by knockout (spinning wheel kick) at 4:55 of Round 3

> William Knight (9-2, 1-1 UFC) vs. Fabio Cherant (7-2, 0-1 UFC)
Light Heavyweights

Knight with a leg kick. He lands another. He throws a head kick but misses. Cherant lands a left to the body. Knight with another hard leg kick. He lands another. Knight with a body kick. Cherant with a left hand to the body. Cherant lands a combo. Knight with a leg kick and lands a left hand. Knight with a leg kick. Cherant with a left hand. Knight lands a body kick. Cherant lands a left hand and Knight lands a left hand right as Cherant was landing and Cherant goes out cold. What a knockout by Knight.

Official Result- William Knight def. Fabio Cherant by knockout (punches) at 3:58 of Round 1

> Bea Malecki (4-0, 2-0 UFC) vs. Josiane Nunes (7-1, 0-0 UFC)
Women's Bantamweights

They trade leg kicks. Malecki with more kicks. Nunes lands a couple of solid leg kicks. Nunes chopping away at the legs and lands a left hand. Nunes lands a left hand. Malecki lands a right hand. Nunes connects with a big combo in close range. Nunes with a lot of punches but Malecki eating them. Malecki lands a head kick and then a body kick. Malecki landing a lot at range. Nunes with a combo. Nunes lands a flurry and Malecki landed a spinning elbow. Nunes with some knees to the body. Nunes with a leg kick. Malecki with a couple of leg kicks. Nunes lands a combo. Nunes with some left hands against the fence. Nunes then lands a left hand that drops Malecki and this fight is over. What a finish by Nunes.

Official Result- Josiane Nunes def. Bea Malecki by knockout (punch) at 4:54 of Round 1

> Brian Kelleher (22-12, 6-5 UFC) vs. Domingo Pilarte (8-2 1 NC, 0-1 1 NC UFC)
Bantamweights

Pilarte with a head kick but Kelleher blocks it. Kelleher lands to the body and gets a takedown and is in side control. Pilarte gets Kelleher into his guard. Kelleher with some left hands from the top. Kelleher with some nice elbows from the top. Kelleher mixing to the body as Pilarte tries to throw his legs up. Kelleher with some punches. Kelleher still working from the top and lands some big punches as he stands. Kelleher gets back on top but Pilarte lands a big hammerfist from his back. Kelleher with a big elbow at the end. 10-9 Kelleher.

Pilarte with a high kick to start the second. They trade and Kelleher gets the takedown near the center of the cage. Kelleher working from the top and landing as Pilarte not doing much from the bottom. Kelleher still working from the top and then passes to side control. Pilarte able to roll to his feet but gives up his neck and Kelleher drops down for a guillotine. Pilarte able to escape but Kelleher gets the guillotine locked back in. Pilarte escapes due to help from the blood coming out from him. Pilarte lands a big elbow and is in the half-guard. Kelleher switches to the top and lands some big punches at the end. 10-9 Kelleher, 20-18 Kelleher.

Kelleher picks Pilarte up and carries him around the cage and tosses him to the ground and gets into the guard. Kelleher gets the back and looks to control the wrist. Pilarte spins back and Kelleher is back in Pilarte's full guard. Kelleher working to the body and head from the top. Kelleher landing from the top as Pilarte is just landing slaps from the bottom. Kelleher landing to the body and head. Kelleher landing left hands from the top. Pilarte doing nothing from the bottom. Both landing on the ground but Kelleher with big shots. 10-9 Kelleher, 30-27 Kelleher.

Official Result- Brian Kelleher def. Domingo Pilarte by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Austin Lingo (8-1, 1-1 UFC) vs. Luis Saldana (15-6, 1-0 UFC)
Featherweights

Saldana with a hard leg kick and lands some punches. Lingo lands some. Saldana with a right hand that hurts Lingo bad. Saldana lands a spinning elbow, then a body kick and then a leg kick. Lingo chasing Saldana down with some left hands but not landing. Saldana with a leg kick and then a spin kick to the body. Lingo lands a left hand. Saldana with a leg kick. They exchange in close range. Lingo lands a left hand. Saldana with a spinning elbow. 10-9 Saldana.

Saldana with a flurry to start the second and Lingo returns fire. Lingo with a leg kick. Saldana has slowed down and Lingo is taking advantage. They trade punches. Saldana with a spinning body kick. Saldana with a hard leg kick and Lingo lands a left hand. Lingo coming forward and landing as they clinch but break. Saldana with a jab. Saldana with a leg kick. Lingo lands a right hand. Lingo with a combo but Saldana lands an elbow. They trade jabs. Saldana with a jumping knee but eats a right hand from Lingo at the same time. Lingo landing more near the end of the round. Lingo with a jab. 10-9 Lingo, 19-19.

Lingo lands a combo early in the third. Saldana shoots for a takedown as he has the single leg but Lingo defends. They break and Lingo with a right hand. Lingo lands another. Saldana with a spin kick to the body. Lingo lands a left hand. Lingo with a right hand and Saldana lands some body kicks. Lingo lands a right hand that stuns Saldana. Saldana with a leg kick. They trade punches. Lingo lands to the body and Saldana goes down and Lingo rushes to the top. Saldana looking for a triangle choke or an armbar from the bottom. Lingo gets the back and looks for the hooks but is in high. Saldana with short punches. Lingo has the back as the fight ends. 10-9 Lingo, 29-28 Lingo.

Official Result- Austin Lingo def. Luis Saldana by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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> Alexandre Pantoja (#3, 23-5, 7-3 UFC) vs. Brandon Royval (#6, 12-5, 2-1 UFC)
Flyweights

Pantoja gets a takedown right away and has the back of Royval. They're scrambling and Pantoja still has the back and Royval lands a back elbow. Royval looking for a heel hook then switches to looking for a kneebar and lands a hammerfist while doing so. Royval still attacking the leg. Pantoja escapes and takes the back as they stand. Pantoja drags it back down and has the back but Royval scrambles out and they separate on the feet. Royval gets the back and has Pantoja down and lands but they break. They trade punches. Pantoja with a combo. Royval lands some left hands. Pantoja lands a right hand. Royval with a leg kick. Pantoja with a right hand. He lands another. They trade in close range. Royval lands a left hand. They trade late. 10-9 Pantoja.

Pantoja with a right hand. Royval throwing kicks. Both men landing. Pantoja with a combo. Pantoja tries a takedown but Royval defends and lands from the top. Royval with a body kick. Pantoja gets the back standing and drags it down. Pantoja working for a rear-naked choke. He has it under the neck and Royval taps! What a win for Pantoja, that could get him a title shot.

Official Result- Alexandre Pantoja def. Brandon Royval by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:46 of Round 2

> Vinc Pichel (13-2, 6-2 UFC) vs. Austin Hubbard (13-5, 3-3 UFC)
Lightweights

Hubbard throwing punches and Pichel lands a leg kick that puts Hubbard down for a moment. They're clinched and both land knees before breaking. They trade leg kicks. Hubbard lands a right hand. Pichel with a leg kick. Hubbard lands a right hand. They trade in close range. Pichel with a leg kick and then another. He lands another. We have a timeout for an eye poke. They get back to action. Hubbard with a body kick. Both land a hard punch. Pichel with a leg kick and Hubbard slips and tries a takedown but eats punches from Pichel. 10-9 Pichel.

Pichel with a leg kick. They trade punches and Pichel lands a leg kick. They trade in a close exchange. Hubbard shoots for a takedown but Pichel defends. They break the clinch. Pichel with a leg kick. Pichel lands a right hand. Pichel with an inside leg kick. Hubbard drags Pichel to the ground and has the back but they separate on the feet. Pichel lands a jumping knee and follows it with a flurry and they trade punches at the fence. Pichel with a straight right hand. Hubbard with a leg kick. Pichel lands a leg kick and Hubbard counters with a right hand. They both land and Hubbard gets a takedown. They scramble up and Hubbard lands a knee. Pichel with a leg kick. 10-9 Pichel, 20-18 Pichel.

Pichel lands a leg kick then an uppercut and then lands a combo as they clinch against the fence. Pichel trying for a takedown but Hubbard defends and lets go. Pichel with a flying elbow. Hubbard tries a takedown and ends up having the back and gets Pichel down. Pichel is able to reverse and gets on top against the fence. They get to their feet but Pichel has Hubbard down now. Pichel lands an elbow as Hubbard tries to attack for a triangle choke. They get to their feet and break. Pichel with a leg kick and Hubbard falls to his knees but somehow gets a takedown. Pichel pushes him off and they get up and Pichel lands. Pichel rocks Hubbard with a combo and they both swing late. 10-9 Pichel, 30-27 Pichel.

Official Result- Vinc Pichel def. Austin Hubbard by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Trevin Jones (13-6 1 NC, 1-0 1 NC UFC) vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov (8-2, 0-0 UFC)
Bantamweights* (Yokub missed weight by 2.5 pounds)

Kakhramonov took this fight on Tuesday while he was still in Uzbekistan. They clinch right up and Kakhramonov getsa takedown and then has the neck and is looking for a guillotine standing. They go down and Kakhramonov still has it locked in. Jones escapes it but Kakhramonov still has the neck. They get to their feet. They tie up against the fence. Kakhramonov with some hammerfists to the thighs of Jones. Jones has the double underhooks and lands some knees. They trade knees. Kakhramonov with a knee to the body of Jones. Jones lands a couple of left hands. They end the round in that position. 10-9 Kakhramonov.

Kakhramonov with a body kick. Kakhramonov with an inside leg kick as Jones lands a punch and they tie up against the fence. Jones with a knee to the body. Kakhramonov lands a combo and then Jones drops for a takedown but Kakhramonov defends and Jones pushes it against the fence. Kakhramonov with a couple of elbows. They break and Kakhramonov lands a right hand as they break. Jones is in trouble and Kakhramonov landing right hands. Kakhramonov continuing to land and lands an uppercut. Kakhramonov lands to the body. They trade body shots in the clinch. Jones lands a combo and then drops down for a takedown against the fence and gets it. Jones mixing to the head and body from the top. He's working in the full guard and lands more punches. Jones gets the mount and lands big punches to end the round. 10-9 Jones, 19-19.

Kakhramonov lands a high kick. Kakhramonov with a body kick. He lands another. Kakhramonov with some leg kicks. They clinch against the fence as Jones looks for the takedown. Jones lands a couple of knees. Jones has the back and drags Kakhramonov to a knee but they stand and Jones switches position. Jones still has the body lock. Jones lands a couple of knees. Kakhramonov with some short left hands. Jones drops down but can't complete the takedown. Kakhramonov landing short right hands. Jones lands a knee as they break for a second and Jones shoots for a takedown. Kakhramonov has the neck and is looking for a guillotine choke. He switches and Jones is out cold! Wow, what a finish by Kakhramonov.

Official Result- Saidyokub Kakhramonov def. Trevin Jones by submission (guillotine choke) at 4:39 of Round 3

> Parker Porter (11-6, 1-1 UFC) vs. Chase Sherman (15-7, 3-6 UFC)
Heavyweights

Porter with a leg kick. Sherman with a leg kick. They trade punches. Porter with a leg kick. Sherman with a leg kick and Porter lands a combo. Porter with the jab. Sherman with the jab and a leg kick. Sherman with a right hand. Sherman landing the jab and then a combo. Porter with a leg kick. Porter lands an overhand right. Sherman with a leg kick and they trade punches. They trade jabs and Porter lands a right hand and Sherman with a combo. Sherman with a leg kick that Porter checks. Sherman throws a front kick and Porter grabs the leg and Sherman falls to the mat and Porter gets on top in the half-guard. Porter landing from the top. Porter ends the round landing from the top. 10-9 Porter.

Porter with a combo to start the second. Porter with a leg kick. Porter with a right hand. They trade leg kicks and then Porter lands a combo and rocks Sherman with a right hand. They both land and then Porter lands a huge right hand. Porter again rocks Sherman with a punch. Porter with another combo. Sherman with a leg kick then Porter lands a flurry of punches. Porter tries a takedown and pushes it against the fence but Sherman defends and they break. Both landing in close range. Sherman with a leg kick and Porter lands some punches. Porter landing more punches. Sherman with a leg kick. Porter with a right hand. Porter with another big right hand. 10-9 Porter, 20-18 Porter.

Porter with a leg kick and follows with a right hand. Porter landing a flurry. Porter landing against the fence and goes for a takedown but Sherman defends. Sherman with a body kick. Porter with a combo. Porter with a right hand. Both landing as both are gassed out but still swinging. Sherman with some punches and then Porter lands a right hand. Sherman with a leg kick but eats two right hands from Porter. Porter with the jab. Porter with a left hook to the body. Porter with a right hand. We have a groin shot and a timeout. They get back to action. Both land punches. Porter with a combo. They trade in close. Porter with a flurry at the end. 10-9 Porter, 30-27 Porter.

Official Result- Parker Porter def. Chase Sherman by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

> Clay Guida (36-20, 16-14 UFC) vs. Mark O. Madsen (10-0, 2-0 UFC)
Lightweights

Guida with a leg kick and then another. Madsen lands a couple of knees when they clinch but they break. Guida with an uppercut. Guida with a leg kick then a left hand. Guida rocks Madsen as they tie up. They break. Madsen just misses a left hook. Guida with a combo. They tie up against the fence and Madsen with a knee and some punches before they break. Madsen with a knee as they clinch and break. Madsen with a leg kick. They trade in close range but both mostly miss. Guida with a combo but Madsen covering up. Guida with a short uppercut. 10-9 Madsen.

They're trading to start the second and both land. Guida with a leg kick. Guida lands a combo. Guida lands a combo. Guida with a leg kick. Guida with a leg kick. Madsen lands a right hand. Madsen working the jab and Guida is bleeding, but that is typical for a Guida fight. Guida with a leg kick. 10-9 Guida, 19-19.

They trade to start the third and Guida lands a right hand. Guida with a leg kick. Madsen with a right hand and Guida with a leg kick. Madsen with a right hand but Guida still chopping away at the lead leg. Madsen with an uppercut. Guida with a leg kick. Guida with some right hands. Guida with another leg kick. Madsen lands the jab. Madsen lands the jab and Guida with a leg kick. Guida with a right hand. Madsen with the jab. They tie up against the fence but break. Madsen with the jab. Close fight. 10-9 Madsen, 29-28 Madsen.

Official Result- Mark O. Madsen def. Clay Guida by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

> Jared Cannonier (#3, 13-5, 6-5 UFC) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (#9, 16-7 1 NC, 11-7 1 NC UFC)
Middleweights

They're trading leg kicks and punches early on. Gastelum with a leg kick and a left hand. Cannonier landing more as the round goes on. Cannonier switching footwork. Cannonier with a body kick. Gastelum lands a left hand. Cannonier with a right hand and then a leg kick. Cannonier lands late. 10-9 Cannonier.

They trade punches to start the second. Gastelum shoots for a takedown but Cannonier defends. Gastelum trying to land the left hand but Cannonier circling away. Cannonier lands a right hand. Gastelum lands to the body and then a left to the jaw. Gastelum with a combo. Gastelum with a leg kick. Gastelum with a left hand and almost had a takedown but let go and then lands a big left hand. Cannonier with a left hand. Cannonier with a leg kick. Gastelum with an inside leg kick. Cannonier with a jumping switch kick. Gastelum lands and then Cannonier with the jab. Gastelum with a flurry. Close round. 10-9 Gastelum, 19-19.

Cannonier lands the jab. Gastelum with a body kick. Cannonier lands a right hook that drops Gastelum but Gastelum gets up. Cannonier coming forward. Gastelum now gets the body and pushes Cannonier against the fence. Cannonier with a knee to the body to break. Cannonier with a snap jab. Cannonier lands two right hands. Gastelum with a right hand that hurts Cannonier. Cannonier with a jumping body kick. Gastelum with a left hand. Both land in close range and Cannonier with an upwards elbow. Gastelum with a left hand. Gastelum with a leg kick. Gastelum with a left hand. 10-9 Cannonier, 29-28 Cannonier.

Gastelum with a body kick. Cannonier with a combo with some big right hands against the fence. Gastelum grabs him and is looking for a takedown against the fence. They break. Cannonier with a right hand. Gastelum with a leg kick. Cannonier with a right hook. Cannonier with a quick combo. Cannonier with a head kick that Gastelum blocks but Cannonier lands a right hand after. Gastelum with a leg kick. Cannonier lands an uppercut in close range and Gastelum looked to be falling but grabbed Cannonier looking for a takedown but Cannonier slipped away. Cannonier with an uppercut. They trade kicks. 10-9 Cannonier, 39-37 Cannonier.

Cannonier with a right hand. They trade in close range. Cannonier with a hard right hand. They clinch and Cannonier with some knees. Gastelum lands a left hand. Gastelum pressuring more in the round. Gastelum with a combo and a leg kick. Cannonier throwing the jab but not landing. Gastelum lands a right hand and then a leg kick. Gastelum shoots for a takedown but Cannonier lands a big elbow that forces a break. Cannonier with a combo. Gastelum gets the body lock and tries for a takedown. They break and Gastelum with a high kick and left hand late. Solid fight. 10-9 Gastelum, 48-47 Cannonier.

Official Result- Jared Cannonier def. Kelvin Gastelum by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)