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UFC on ESPN+ 48 live results: Ciryl Gane vs. Alexander Volkov

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Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN+ 48: Gane vs. Volkov, emanating from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The UFC wraps up a busy June with their fourth straight week of events before taking a week off, with this card headlined by a pivotal heavyweight bout.

Heavyweight contenders Ciryl Gane and Alexander Volkov square off in the five-round headliner, which will have some title implications riding in it. The winner could be next in line, or at-worst one more fight away, for the heavyweight title. Gane comes into this fight with a perfect record, winning all eight of his career fights. Volkov looks to get that elusive UFC title shot as he looks to extend his two-fight win streak.

Also on the main card is a short-notice heavyweight bout pitting Tanner Boser against Ovince Saint Preux, a bantamweight bout with Raoni Barcelos taking on Timur Valiev, an exciting featherweight match-up as Andre Fili takes on Daniel Pineda, a potential welterweight slugfest between Tim Means and Nicolas Dalby, and a lightweight battle with Renato Moicano against Jai Herbert.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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> Yancy Medeiros (15-7 1 NC, 6-7 1 NC UFC) vs. Damir Hadzovic (13-6, 3-4 UFC)
Lightweights

Hadzovic with an early leg kick. He lands another. They trade in close range and Hadzovic lands a calf kick. They trade. Hadzovic with another leg kick. Medeiros with his own calf kick and follows with a jab. Hadzovic lands a combo. Medeiros with the double jab. They clinch and trade knees. Medeiros lands a combo near the fence. Medeiros landing with more volume right now. They exchange in close range. Hadzovic with a calf kick. Hadzovic lands a right hand. Hadzovic with a combo and a knee to the body. Hadzovic trips Medeiros to the mat and Hadzovic takes the back as they scramble up. They trade knees in the clinch before breaking. Hadzovic lands a combo and then lands another right hand. Hadzovic with another hard combo. Medeiros with a spin kick. They trade in close range against the fence. 10-9 Hadzovic.

They trade early and Medeiros with a kick. Hadzovic with a combo and then Medeiros lands some punches. Hadzovic gets a takedown but Medeiros scrambles up and they break. Hadzovic lands a nice left hook. They trade left hands and Medeiros lands a combo. Hadzovic lands a series of punches against the fence and now Medeiros is landing in the clinch. Medeiros is cut open on the left side of his face. They trade and both looking a little tired. Medeiros lands a combo. Hadzovic clearly slowing down. Hadzovic lands a right hand. Medeiros with a combo and lands a spin kick. Hadzovic then lands a combo and a big right hand and then starts teeing off with a flurry but backs off. They clinch against the fence. Medeiros with an elbow as they break. 10-9 Hadzovic, 20-18 Hadzovic.

Hadzovic with a quick leg kick. Hadzovic with a left hand. They trade in close range and Hadzovic wobbles Medeiros with a right hand. Hadzovic with a big flurry and is landing on Medeiros. They are both landing but Hadzovic landing hard shots. Medeiros with a couple of left hands. Medeiros with some left hands and they clinch and both land. Medeiros gets a takedown and has the back. Medeiros trying to find the choke. Hadzovic escapes and is able to switch to having Medeiros' back as they stand. Medeiros gets another takedown and lands some elbows. He gets the mount and is landing big punches. Medeiros now in side control and lands some elbows. Medeiros gets the back again and Hadzovic is gassed but Medeiros is also tired. Medeiros still working for the choke and is squeezing late but time runs out. That was close. Fun fight. 10-9 Medeiros, 29-28 Hadzovic.

Official Result- Damir Hadzovic def. Yancy Medeiros by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Charles Rosa (13-5, 4-5 UFC) vs. Justin Jaynes (16-7, 1-3 UFC)
Featherweights

Jaynes lands a left uppercut and then a combo and a leg kick at the end. Rosa with a leg kick. Jaynes with another left hook. Jaynes with a right hand. Rosa looking to land the jab. They trade in close range and Jaynes lands a hard right hand. Jaynes with a calf kick as they continue to trade in close. Rosa with a combo and ends with a nice left hand. Rosa mixing in his kicks as well. Jaynes with a combo and then Rosa lands a combo. Rosa with a combo and then shoot for a takedown and gets Jaynes to the mat. Rosa gets to the mount and takes the back late and lands but Jaynes scrambles out at the end of the round. 10-9 Rosa.

They trade and Rosa lands a couple of leg kicks. Jaynes gets a takedown but Rosa has the neck but Jaynes escapes. Jaynes in the guard but they work to their feet. Rosa gets the fight back to the mat in the sprawl position and has neck control. Rosa lets go and is looking for the back as he lands punches. Rosa landing lots of punches from the control position. Rosa still landing and now he's trying to find the arm. Jaynes escapes and is in the guard and Rosa throwing lots of punches from the bottom. 10-9 Rosa, 20-18 Rosa.

They trade to start the third and Rosa goes for a takedown and gets it. Rosa in side control and looking for the arm-triangle set-up. Jaynes is defending. Rosa now looking for a north-south choke. They scramble up and break. Jaynes throwing but not landing much. Rosa with a combo then Jaynes rocks him with a left hand and then lands some punches. Rosa now throws as he comes forward. Jaynes with a right hand. Jaynes with a combo and Rosa is on the run. Jaynes lands some big knees and then gets a takedown. Jaynes looking for an arm-triangle. Jaynes has it locked in tight. Rosa trying to defend. Rosa able to get out. Jaynes now gets the back as they stand. They go to the mat and now Rosa looking for a choke late but lets go and lands lots of punches at the end. Fun fight. 10-9 Jaynes, 29-28 Rosa.

Official Result- Charles Rosa def. Justin Jaynes by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

> Julia Avila (#15, 8-2, 2-1 UFC) vs. Julija Stoliarenko (9-4-2, 0-2 UFC)
Women's Bantamweights

Stoliarenko looking to land the leg kick early. They trade in close range and Avila lands a combo. They trade kicks. Avila lands a nice right hand. They are trading big shots in a flurry. Avila lands a couple of front kicks to the face and rocks Stoliarenko but Stoliarenko recovers. Stoliarenko with a nice combo. Stoliarenko shoots for a takedown but Avila defends and lands a right hand on the break. Stoliarenko with a leg kick. Avila lands a combo and Stoliarenko is bleeding from the nose. Avila with a nice leg kick. Stoliarenko with a body kick after eating some punches from Avila. 10-9 Avila.

They both throw to start the second. Stoliarenko with a leg kick. Stoliarenko with a combo and then Avila throws a flurry of punches. Avila with a leg kick. They trade and Stoliarenko then gets a takedown. Stoliarenko looks for a leg lock. Avila escapes and lands a right hand as they were getting up and Stoliarenko lands when they get to their feet. Stoliarenko trying hard for a takedown against the fence. They go to the mat and Avila lands some punches and Avila stands as Stoliarenko is on her back on the mat and Avila lands some leg kicks before Stoliarenko stands. Avila lands some punches and Stoliarenko gets the body lock against the fence. Avila landing as they're clinched and Stoliarenko is justing hanging on. 10-9 Avila, 20-18 Avila.

Avila lands a combo early that hurts Stoliarenko and she rushes in but they clinch. Stoliarenko has the underhooks and lands a couple of knees. Stoliarenko with an elbow. Avila gets a takedown and looks for the mount. Avila working in the half-guard as she controls from the top. Stoliarenko reverses to the top and lands some punches but Avila gets the back. Avila landing punches. Avila working for the choke and gets a rear-naked choke locked in and Stoliarenko taps! Nice win for Avila.

Official Result- Julia Avila def. Julija Stoliarenko by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:19 of Round 3

> Marcin Prachnio (14-5, 1-3 UFC) vs. Ike Villanueva (17-11, 1-2 UFC)
Light Heavyweights

They're trading early and both are landing. Villanueva then rocks Prachnio and Prachnio was covering up and in trouble but he looks to have recovered. They're both swinging and Villanueva is landing better. Prachnio with a spin kick. Prachnio lands a combo and now both men are landing. Prachnio with a leg kick. Prachnio with a combo. Villanueva with a combo. Prachnio with some hard leg kicks. Villanueva with some right hands and Prachnio lands some leg kicks and one to the body. Prachnio with a leg kick and Villanueva grabs it and gets Prachnio to the ground and lands a flurry of right hands on the mat at the end. 10-9 Villanueva.

Prachnio with a combo then a leg kick. They trade punches as Villanueva lands to the body. Prachnio then lands a huge body kick that sends Villanueva down and it is all over. What a finish by Prachnio.

Official Result- Marcin Prachnio def. Ike Villanueva by TKO (body kick) at :56 of Round 2

> Warlley Alves (14-4, 8-4 UFC) vs. Jeremiah Wells (8-2-1, 0-0 UFC)
Welterweights

Wells throwing big shots early and Alves slipped to the mat as he was throwing kicks and Wells gets on top. Wells landing from the top as Alves was looking to set something up. Big punches from Wells. Wells lands a couple of elbows and then stands and backs off. Alves gets to his feet and eats a big left hand from Wells. They're clinched up against the fence. They break and Wells with some right hands. They trade in close range. They clinch and Wells warned to not grab the cage. Alves tries a guillotine but Wells escapes and is on his back and Alves got to his feet. 10-9 Wells.

Wells wobbles Alves with a right hand early as they were both throwing. Wells lands a right hand as Alves was turning and Alves goes to the mat. Alves tries to scramble up but Wells teeing off and Alves goes back down and Wells finishes it off with big punches. What a finish by Wells in his UFC debut.

Official Result- Jeremiah Wells def. Warlley Alves by knockout (punches) at :30 of Round 2

> Shavkat Rakhmonov (13-0, 1-0 UFC) vs. Michel Prazeres (26-3, 10-3 UFC)
Welterweights

Rakhmonov landing the jab and leg kick. Prazeres comes forward and lands a right hand. Prazeres with some leg kicks. Rakhmonov with the jab. Prazeres shoots in and they clinch against the fence. Rakhmonov gets a takedown and is now in the guard of Prazeres. Rakhmonov landing from the top. Rakhmonov with more punches and he stands and goes back into the guard and landing right hands that hurt Prazeres. They stand and Rakhmonov with a knee to the body. They're clinched and Rakhmonov with more knees to the body. 10-9 Rakhmonov.

Rakhmonov with the jab and a spin kick. Rakhmonov with a combo as Prazeres is missing leg kicks. Rakhmonov with a spinning wheel kick that just misses the chin. Rakhmonov with a step-in knee. Prazeres tries a takedown and ends up on his back and Rakhmonov lands some big standing right hands. He is still teeing off as he postures and is landing more punches. He gets the back of Prazeres and locks in a rear-naked choke and Prazeres taps. Excellent performance from Rakhmonov here.

Official Result- Shavvkat Rakhmonov def. Michel Prazeres by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:10 of Round 2

> Kennedy Nzechukwu (8-1, 2-1 UFC) vs. Danilo Marques (11-2, 2-0 UFC)
Light Heavyweights

Marques takes the back of Nzechukwu right away and is on his back as they stand. Marques working for the choke from the backpack position. Marques landing punches from the position. Marques still working and is looking for the choke. Nzechukwu still defending. They finish the round in this position. 10-9 Marques.

Marques with a leg kick. Nzechukwu lands a right hand. Marques looks for a takedown but Nzechukwu sees it and circles away. Nzechukwu with a left hand. Nzechukwu lands a couple of left hands. Marques goes for a takedown and gets the back standing. Marques drags Nzechukwu to the mat. Marques working for a choke and they're talking to each other on the mat. They get to their feet and break. Nzechukwu with a combo and lands to the body. Marques tries a takedown to no success. Nzechukwu with some punches and Marques is only trying for the takedown. Marques is able to get the back though. Nzechukwu gets out of it and lands somebig punches at the end of the round. 10-9 Nzechukwu, 19-19.

Nzechukwu landing big punches to start the third and he is teeing off. Marques is covering up standing but Nzechukwu is just unloading and it is stopped standing. He knew Marques was in trouble at the end of the second and Nzechukwu just came out firing to get the finish.

Official Result- Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Danilo Marques by TKO (punches) at :20 of Round 3

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> Renato Moicano (14-4-1, 6-4 UFC) vs. Jai Herbert (10-2, 0-1 UFC)
Lightweights

Moicano with a leg kick. Moicano gets a takedown and is in the guard of Herbert but they scramble up. Moicano has the back and gets it back down and is in the half-guard. Moicano moves to side control and then back to the half-guard as he's looking to set up a choke. Moicano gets to the mount. He's landing punches from the top and they scramble up. They break. Herbert lands a right hand. They trade punches. Herbert lands a left hook. Herbert with a leg kick and Moicano gets him back down and gets right back into the mount. Moicano with some big right hands from the top. He ends the round on top. 10-9 Moicano.

Moicano gets Herbert down to the ground and they're scrambling and Moicano ends up in the mount. Moicano landing from the top but they get to their feet and Moicano has the back standing. Moicano drags him down and has the back. He was trying for the choke but Herbert escapes and Moicano gets back in the mount. Moicano being aggressive from the top and is still looking for the choke. Moicano lands some elbows and is now landing big ground-and-pound from the top. Moicano looking for the finish as he gets the back. He has a choke locked in and Herbert taps. Just a dominant showing from Moicano.

Official Result- Renato Moicano def. Jai Herbert by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:34 of Round 2

> Tim Means (31-12-1 1 NC, 13-9 1 NC UFC) vs. Nicolas Dalby (19-3-1 2 NC, 3-3-1 1 NC UFC)
Welterweights

They come out swinging and both land with Dalby landing more and then Means gets a takedown. Means moves to side control. Means looking to smother. They move to the fence and Means still in control from the top. They scramble up and Means lands a knee to the body as they're getting up and they break. Means with a leg kick. Dalby with a heavy leg kick. They clinch and trade knees as Dalby pushes against the fence. Means with a knee and they break. Means with a combo and Dalby falls to the mat but quickly gets up and they're clinched. They break. Dalby tries a late takedown but Means defends. 10-9 Means.

They trade to start the second and Means with a leg kick. Means with a couple of left hands to the body. They clinch. They break and Dalby lands a right hand. They clinch and Means with some elbows and lands to the body as they break. They continue to trade and both land some good shots. Means with a left hand that backs Dalby up to the fence and he lands some sharp elbows. Dalby tries a takedown but Means sprawls and is in side control. Means ends the round in control. 10-9 Means, 20-18 Means.

They're trading big shots to start the third and Dalby rocks Means with a right hand and Means tries for a takedown but they clinch against the fence. They trade knees in the clinch. They continue to battle for clinch control. They both land and they break and Dalby with a body kick and lands some punches as Means pushes it back against the fence. Dalby landing more. They break and Dalby wobbles Means again late. 10-9 Dalby, 29-28 Means. 

Official Result- Tim Means def. Nicolas Dalby by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Andre Fili (21-8, 9-7 UFC) vs. Daniel Pineda (27-14 2 NC, 4-5 UFC)
Featherweights

Pineda lands a right hand. Fili lands a left hand and Pineda stumbles away. They clinch against the fence. They break and then Fili rocks Pineda with a right hand and tried to finish but Pineda looks to have recovered. Fili landing the jab and Pineda tries for a takedown against the fence. They break. Fili lands and Pineda with a leg kick. Fili lands a left hand. Pineda with a leg kick. Fili with a combo and then lands a head kick. Pineda tries a takedown and Fili gets a big takedown but stands and lets Pineda get up. Pineda with a leg kick. Pineda with a big cut over his left eye. Fili with a body kick that hurts Pineda and they go to the mat and Fili with some big punches and Pineda locks him in the guard. Fili ends the round on top. 10-9 Fili.

Fili lands a left hand and then a body kick. They were trading and we have a timeout for an eye poke on Pineda. The doctor is checking on Pineda and he's having trouble seeing. They give him a little time and he says he's good but they still decide to stop the fight. It'll be a no contest. That's a shame as they were having a great fight and Fili was looking fantastic.

Official Result- Andre Fili vs. Daniel Pineda declared a no contest (accidental eye poke) at :46 of Round 2

> Raoni Barcelos (16-1, 5-0 UFC) vs. Timur Valiev (17-2 1 NC, 1-0 1 NC UFC)
Bantamweights

Valiev lands a left hand. They trade hard body kicks. Barcelos lands a right hand as Valiev was rushing in. Valiev with a leg kick. Valiev with a leg kick. They trade jabs. Barcelos barely lands an uppercut and they clinch. They trade body kicks. Valiev with a heavy leg kick. Valiev with a Superman punch. They trade in close range. They clinch against the fence. They break and trade late. 10-9 Valiev.

They trade kicks to start the second. Valiev with a leg kick. Valiev with the jab. He's just out-working and landing more here early in the second. Barcelos misses a right hand. Valiev with a combo and he continues to land punches. Valiev grabs a single leg but they break away. Valiev landing the jab. Valiev with a combo but Barcelos lands a right hand. Valiev with a right to the body and Barcelos counters with an uppercut. Valiev with a leg kick. They continue to trade in close range. Barcelos lands a punch that sends Valiev down and Barcelos gets on top and is landing and lands some elbows. They get up and Barcelos lands a big uppercut that drops Valiev and he jumps on top and is landing. Valiev is surviving but is in serious trouble. Barcelos doing nothing and the round comes to a close. Barcelos had a chance there. 10-9 Barcelos, 19-19.

They trade to start the third and Valiev lands a leg kick. Valiev tries a takedown but Barcelos defends. They're both landing and Barcelos is trying to land the right hand. Valiev is being very active. Valiev with a combo. Barcelos pressing forward. They're both landing in close range. Valiev with a leg kick and misses a spinning back fist. They trade and Barcelos lands a hard right hand. Valiev with a leg kick and Barcelos with a leg kick. Valiev with a low then high kick. They trade late. 10-9 Valiev, 29-28 Valiev.

Official Result- Timur Valiev def. Raoni Barcelos by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Tanner Boser (19-8-1, 3-3 UFC) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (25-15, 13-10 UFC)
Heavyweights

Boser with some leg kicks early on and lands some punches as well. Boser with a right hand and then another leg kick. Saint Preux with a body kick and Boser with a leg kick. Boser keeps landing leg kicks and is switching stances. Boser with another hard leg kick and lands to the body. Boser with a high kick. They trade kicks. Boser with more volume throughout the first as he landed lots of leg kicks. 10-9 Boser.

Boser with someleg kicks to start then he lands a combo. They clinch again and Saint Preux gets a takedown. He tries to get the mount but they end up getting up and breaking. Boser with a flurry and a knee. Boser with a right hand that drops Saint Preux and he finishes it off. There was a fence grab by Boser as they were on the ground to help himself get up. Either way, it's a finish for Boser.

Official Result- Tanner Boser def. Ovince Saint Preux by knockout (punches) at 2:31 of Round 2

> Ciryl Gane (#3, 8-0, 5-0 UFC) vs. Alexander Volkov (#5, 33-8, 7-2 UFC)
Heavyweights

Volkov with some body kicks. They both land some leg kicks in the first minute. Gane with a right hook and Volkov lands a leg kick. Volkov with a body kick. Gane with a nice jab. Gane with a body kick and Volkov counters with a leg kick. They trade leg kicks. They trade kicks. Volkov lands a combo. Gane lands a right hand and shoots for a takedown but Volkov defends. They trade kicks and Volkov lands some leg kicks. 10-9 Volkov.

Volkov landing leg kicks to start the second. Gane with some leg kicks. Gane lands a right hand. They trade punches. Gane with a combo. Volkov with a body kick. Gane with a high kick. Gane with a knee to the body. Gane with a combo. Volkov with a leg kick. Gane with a jab. Gane with a late flurry. 10-9 Gane, 19-19.

Gane pressing forward and landing to start the third. Gane with a left hand. Volkov with a right hand. Both men being patient. Volkov pushing forward and lands a leg kick. Gane lands to the body and tries for a flying knee but misses. Gane with the jab and then a left hand to the body. They trade in close range with Gane getting the better of it. Gane with a combo. Gane with some leg kicks. 10-9 Gane, 29-28 Gane.

Gane with a combo to start and lands a body kick. Gane landing to the body against the fence. They trade punches inside the pocket. Volkov lands a right hand. Gane with a left hand. Volkov with a combo. Volkov with a nice uppercut. They trade against the fence and Volkov getting the better of it. Gane with a body kick. They trade. Volkov with a quick combo. Gane with a body kick. Volkov lands a nice uppercut. They trade leg kicks. Close round. 10-9 Gane, 39-37 Gane.

They trade to start the fifth and Gane with some leg kicks. They trade punches. Gane pressing forward in this round. Gane with a combo. Volkov with a left hand. Gane with a right hand. Gane with a body kick. Gane with the jab as he circles away. Gane still landing with more volume as the fight gets to the final minute. Gane with a body kick and then lands a punch and we have an eye poke by Gane and a timeout. They get back to action. Gane with a body kick. They trade kicks late. 10-9 Gane, 49-46 Gane.

Official Result- Ciryl Gane def. Alexander Volkov by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)