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UFC on ESPN+ 56 live results: Miesha Tate vs. Ketlen Vieira

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Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN+ 56: Vieira vs. Tate, emanating from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The UFC wraps up the month of November with their third of three events prior to taking Thanksgiving week off, closing out the month with a women's bantamweight bout that could have title shot implications on the line.

Bantamweight contender Ketlen Vieira battles former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate in the five-round headline bout. Tate is in her second fight since returning from retirement, and is coming off a win over Marion Reneau in July. A win here could vault her into a title shot. Vieira is trying to get back into the win column and title contention after suffering a loss to Yana Kunitskaya in February.

In the co-main event, Michael Chiesa tries to rebound from a disappointing loss to Vicente Luque in August and get back into the top-five at welterweight, but he has a tough challenge ahead of him in the undefeated Sean Brady. Also on the main card is a women's flyweight bout pitting Joanne Wood against Taila Santos, a bantamweight bout between Rani Yahya and Kyung Ho Kang, and a bantamweight fight between sluggers Davey Grant and Adrian Yanez.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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> Luana Pinheiro (9-1, 1-0 UFC) vs. Sam Hughes (5-3, 0-2 UFC)
Women's Strawweights

Hughes took this fight on ten days' notice. Both land a couple of short leg kicks. Hughes just misses a left hook. Pinheiro throwing hard right hands but missing though she landed the double jab. Pinheiro lands a big right hand and gets a big throw takedown. Pinheiro looking for a choke as she's in control on the mat but they stand. Pinheiro gets another takedown and is in side control but moves to the full guard. They get to their feet. Hughes with a leg kick. 10-9 Pinheiro.

They trade left hands and Hughes with a leg kick. Pinheiro with a leg kick. Hughes lands a nice leg kick. They trade jabs. Pinheiro lands the jab and pressures Hughes against the fence as she was throwing. Hughes defends the takedown attempt. Pinheiro with a left hand that lands on the arm. Hughes with some jabs and a leg kick. Hughes stumbles on a kick and Pinheiro rushes in and lands and pushes it against the fence but they separate. Hughes with a leg kick and Pinheiro lands a right hand followed by a left hook. Pinheiro lands a big combo and drops Hughes and Pinheiro gets on top and lands a little and lands a knee as they stand and Hughes survives. 10-9 Pinheiro, 20-18 Pinheiro.

They're trading to start the third and Pinheiro landing the better punches. Hughes with a leg kick. Pinheiro with a leg kick. Pinheiro throws a combo before they clinch. They break. Hughes comes forward and lands a left hand. Hughes lands a couple of leg kicks as she's the one pressuring. Hughes with the jab. Pinheiro lands a couple of kicks and then a right hand. Hughes with a body kick. They trade in close range at the end. 10-9 Hughes, 29-28 Pinheiro.

Official Result- Luana Pinheiro def. Sam Hughes by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

> Shayilan Nuerdanbieke (19-7, 0-1 UFC) vs. Sean Soriano (14-7, 0-4 UFC)
Featherweights

Soriano with a leg kick. He lands another. Nuerdanbieke with an outside leg kick then Soriano lands a body kick. Soriano with another calf kick. Nuerdanbieke with a body kick. Soriano lands a stiff jab. We have a timeout for a groin strike. They get back to action and Soriano with a leg kick. Nuerdanbieke gets a takedown but Soriano reverses and is in the full guard of Nuerdanbieke. Soriano with a couple of left hands from the top. Soriano lands a short elbow. Soriano stands and lets Nuerdanbieke up. Nuerdanbieke lands a right hand and Soriano with a front kick to the body then a leg kick. Nuerdanbieke lands a right hand to the body and shoots for a takedown but Soriano defends. Soriano lands a left hook. Soriano gets a late takedown and has the back and lands a right hand. 10-9 Soriano.

Soriano with a head kick to start the second. Nuerdanbieke tries a takedown but Soriano defends. Soriano with a leg kick. Soriano with a body kick. Nuerdanbieke with a leg kick and Soriano with a body kick. Soriano lands a left hook. Soriano gets a takedown and is in the half-guard of Nuerdanbieke. Nuerdanbieke reverses to the top. Soriano trying to escape but Nuerdanbieke gets into the mount. Soriano gives up his back. Soriano able to reverse and is in the guard but then Nuerdanbieke reverses back to the top and in the half-guard. Nuerdanbieke with some body shots from the top and lands to the head. 10-9 Nuerdanbieke, 19-19.

They trade to start the third. Soriano with a leg kick. Nuerdanbieke with a high kick and Soriano lands a counter left hook. Nuerdanbieke gets a takedown and then a big suplex as they stood but they get right back up. Nuerdanbieke gets Soriano back down. Nuerdanbieke gets the back of Soriano and is landing punches. Nuerdanbieke still hanging on to the back and landing punches as Soriano has no answer for this position. Nuerdanbieke still landing from the back and has the position as the fight ends. 10-9 Nuerdanbieke, 29-28 Nuerdanbieke.

Official Result- Shayilan Nuerdanbieke def. Sean Soriano by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Cody Durden (11-3-1, 0-1-1 UFC) vs. Aori Qileng (18-7, 0-1 UFC)
Flyweights

Durden lands a couple of leg kicks as they trade punches. They tie up early as Durden is looking for the takedown against the fence. They scramble and Durden gets on top and is in the half-guard. Durden moves back to the full guard. Durden stands and lands some right hands and they both scramble up. Qileng with a flying knee that just barely connects. Qileng with a leg kick. Durden gets Qileng down to the mat against the fence but they're both on their knees. Durden with some left hands. They stand and Durden still has the body lock. They break. Qileng lands a right hand. Durden with a leg kick and Qileng lands a right hand. Qileng lands some big knees in the clinch and lands some right hands at the end. Close round. 10-9 Durden.

Qileng with a leg kick and just misses a right hand. Qileng with a body kick. Durden lands a right hand. They trade some punches in close range. Durden lands a couple of nice jabs. Qileng with a right hand. Qileng with a right hand after Durden shoots for a takedown. Qileng with an uppercut and Durden lands some counter punches. Durden with a couple of kicks. Durden lands as he pushes Qileng against the fence looking for the single leg. Qileng defends and lands a right hand as they break. Qileng with a leg kick and Durden with a right hand. They trade in close range and Durden slips as he was throwing a knee and Qileng gets on top and then gets the back. Durden scrambles up and they break. Durden with a right hand and then an uppercut. Qileng lands some jabs. Qileng with a hard right hand and then another that stuns Durden. They trade in close range late. Fun round. 10-9 Qileng, 19-19.

Qileng with a leg kick to start the third. Qileng with a nice left hand and then a body kick. They're trading in close range. Qileng with a leg kick. Durden is trying for a takedown and Qileng was grabbing the fence. He keeps getting warned by Jason Herzog as he did grab the fence a few times. Durden completes the takedown and is in the full guard. Durden with control from the top as they move to the fence. They get up and Durden still has body control. Durden tries a throw but Qileng grabs the neck. They stand and break. Durden lands an elbow as Qileng lands a left hand. They trade in close range with both men landing. They keep trading and Qileng landing more. They tie up in the center and Durden pushes it against the fence. Durden still has control as the fight ends. Close fight. 10-9 Durden, 29-28 Durden.

Official Result- Cody Durden def. Aori Qileng by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Loma Lookboonmee (6-2, 3-1 UFC) vs. Lupita Godinez (6-2, 1-2 UFC)
Women's Strawweights

Godinez took this fight on short notice. Lookboonmee was landing body kicks early as Godinez was landing punches. They tie up and Lookboonmee gets a quick trip takedown but they stand and clinch against the fence. They separate. Lookboonmee lands a couple of kicks and Godinez lands a combo. Lookboonmee lands some kicks and they tie up again against the fence. They remain clinched up and Godinez gets control but they break away. Lookboonmee with a body kick and then a high kick. Godinez with a right hand and a body kick. Lookboonmee with a body kick and Godinez gets a takedown. 10-9 Godinez.

Godinez gets an early takedown to start the second. She gets side control against the fence. They get to their feet and Godinez has the back standing as they work around the Octagon. Lookboonmee escapes and they're back in striking range. Lookboonmee with a leg kick. Lookboonmee with a knee to the body and Godinez gets the takedown. Godinez has the back of Lookboonmee late and lands some punches. 10-9 Godinez, 20-18 Godinez.

Lookboonmee lands a high kick and Godinez grabs the leg and gets the takedown and is in side control. They scramble up and Godinez grabs the leg and looks for a heel hook as they go back to the mat. Lookboonmee is in the full guard of Godinez and lands some body punches. They get to their feet and Lookboonmee has the body lock and lands some knees. They break to the center. Godinez gets a takedown and is in the guard of Lookboonmee. She moves to the half-guard. Godinez gets the back and they end up getting to their feet and tie up. Lookboonmee with some knees. They trade knees. Lookboonmee with more knees at the end. 10-9 Godinez, 30-27 Godinez.

Official Result- Lupita Godinez def. Loma Lookboonmee by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Rafa Garcia (12-2, 0-2 UFC) vs. Natan Levy (6-0, 0-0 UFC)
Lightweights

They are trading early as Levy lands a leg kick as Garcia lands a combo. Levy swings big and slips and Garcia grabs the neck. Garcia lands a knee to the body. Garcia completes the takedown and is in side control. They get to their feet and Garcia lands a body kick as they break. Levy with a big body kick. Garcia with a right hand. Levy with a spinning wheel kick. Garcia lands a right hand. Levy with a leg kick and Garcia with a body kick. They trade kicks and Levy grabs the leg as Garcia lands a body kick. Garcia gets the body lock against the fence and looks for the takedown. Levy gets a quick trip but uses it to break. Garcia gets a late takedown but does nothing with it at the end. 10-9 Levy.

They trade in close and Garcia gets a takedown. They quickly get to their feet and Garcia has the back standing. They break and Garcia lands a right hand. They trade kicks and Levy lands a right hand. Garcia with a body kick and Levy lands a left hand. Levy with a body kick. They trade in close range. Levy gets a takedown and has the back as they get to their knees. They get up and separate and Levy with a body kick. Garcia looks for the takedown but Levy defends. Garcia gets a late takedown and finishes the round on top. 10-9 Levy, 20-18 Levy.

They're trading in close range. Garcia lands a leg kick. Garcia goes for a takedown but Levy defends. Garcia gets the body lock against the fence and is hanging on. They separate and trade in close range. Levy lands a spin kick. Garcia gets a takedown. They get back to their feet and Levy goes for the takedown but Garcia sprawls and has neck control. Garcia lands a knee. They break. Levy with a leg kick and then lands to the body. Garcia gets another takedown. Garcia with some left hands from the top. He lands more at the end. 10-9 Garcia, 29-28 Levy.

Official Result- Rafa Garcia def. Natan Levy by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Pat Sabatini (15-3, 2-0 UFC) vs. Tucker Lutz (12-1, 1-0 UFC)
Featherweights

They trade punches to start and Lutz lands a leg kick. Sabatini shoots for the takedown and they tie up against the fence. They reverse position against the fence. Sabatini briefly gets Lutz down. They get up and Sabatini trips Lutz back down. Sabatini has full back control against the fence. Sabatini with some left hands from the back. Sabatini flattens Lutz out for a moment but then is going for a rear-naked choke. Sabatini is squeezing but doesn't have it under the chin. Sabatini lets go and still has the body triangle. Sabatini with left hands from the back. He lands right hands from the back. 10-9 Sabatini.

They trade punches in the pocket to start the second and Sabatini gets a takedown. Sabatini in the half-guard and looking to move to the mount. Sabatini with some body shots. Sabatini then grabs the neck and looks for a guillotine but lets go and has the mount. Lutz gives up his back and Sabatini is looking for a rear-naked choke. Sabatini still has the back and is landing and working for the choke. Sabatini with the back as the round ends. 10-9 Sabatini, 20-18 Sabatini.

They trade and Sabatini pushes it against the fence. They get back to their feet and Sabatini trips Lutz down but they stand, and then Sabatini gets another takedown. They get to their feet and break. Lutz lands some punches. They tie up against the fence and Sabatini looking for the takedown. They break and Sabatini lands a right hand. They tie up and Sabatini lands a right hand. 10-9 Sabatini, 30-27 Sabatini.

Official Result- Pat Sabatini def. Tucker Lutz by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

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> Davey Grant (13-5, 4-4 UFC) vs. Adrian Yanez (14-3, 3-0 UFC)
Bantamweights

They trade leg kicks to start. Grant with another leg kick and then another. Yanez with a leg kick. Yanez lands a right hand. Yanez lands a right hand. Yanez lands another right hand. They trade leg kicks. Grant landing kicks to the legs and body. Yanez is landing a lot more punches this round as he lands a combo. Yanez lands a right hand as Grant was rushing in. Yanez backs Grant up with a left hand and then lands another counter punch. Grant missing most of the shots he's throwing. 10-9 Yanez.

They trade to start the second and Grant with a leg kick. Yanez lands a right hand. Yanez with a right hand and they trade punches. Grant with a combo. Yanez with some jabs and a leg kick. We have a timeout for an eye poke on Yanez. They get back to action and Yanez with a leg kick. They continue to trade and Yanez is landing some good punches. Grant with a jumping knee and then follows with some heavy punches. Yanez lands a left hook. Grant with a right hand and then a leg kick. Grant is also a bloody mess. Grant with a body kick. Grant lands a left hand. Close round. 10-9 Grant, 19-19.

Yanez lands a right hand and Grant landing leg kicks to start the third. They are trading in close range and both are landing some hard, good shots. Grant with a spin kick and they trade and Grant lands a hard punch. Grant with a left hand. Yanez with a combo. Yanez landing the double jab. Yanez lands a jab and Grant lands a right hand and Yanez with a leg kick. Grant with a body kick. Yanez with a right hand. Yanez starting to land more as the round wears on. Grant with a right hand. Yanez continues to land the jab. Yanez with the double jab and Grant misses a right hand. Grant with a right hand. Good fight. 10-9 Yanez, 29-28 Yanez.

Official Result- Adrian Yanez def. Davey Grant by split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)

> Rani Yahya (27-10-1 1 NC, 12-4-1 1 NC UFC) vs. Kyung Ho Kang (17-8 1 NC, 6-2 1 NC UFC)
Bantamweights

They trade and Kang goes for a flying knee and Yahya grabs him and gets a takedown against the fence. Kang lands some body shots from the bottom as Yahya is holding onto him. They get to their feet and Yahya still has the body lock. Yahya tries to drag Kang down but Kang gets on top then stands and Yahya gets up. Yahya with a leg kick. Kang with a couple of jabs. Kang with some right hands. They trade jabs. Kang with a combo. Kang with a hard right hand and Yahya falls to the mat and wants Kang on the mat. Kang with some leg kicks as he's standing and he lets Yahya up. Kang lands an uppercut as Yahya lands a leg kick. Kang with a leg kick. Kang with a leg kick and Yahya goes for a takedown but Kang defends. 10-9 Kang.

Yahya lands a leg kick and then gets a takedown. Yahya in the half-guard and lands a right hand and transitions to the back. Yahya looking to set up a choke. Yahya has the body triangle locked in and lands a left hand. Yahya still landing from the back but Kang defending everything else. Yahya still landing but not doing much otherwise. They end the round in that position. 10-9 Yahya, 19-19.

They trade to start the third and Kang lands a hard right hand. Kang then lands another right hand and Yahya shoots for a takedown but Kang defends. Yahya then goes for a submission and they scramble up and Yahya has the neck. Yahya going for a guillotine choke. Yahya gets on top and looks for an arm-triangle choke but lets go and is in the half-guard. Yahya gets back in the full guard and both are landing on the mat. Yahya gets back to the half-guard. Yahya gets back into the full guard and is landing punches. Kang is landing short punches from the bottom. Yahya with some body shots from the top. Yahya with more shots from the top as the fight ends. 10-9 Yahya, 29-28 Yahya.

Official Result- Rani Yahya def. Kyung Ho Kang by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Joanne Wood (#5, 15-6, 7-6 UFC) vs. Taila Santos (#10, 18-1, 3-1 UFC)
Women's Flyweights

Wood with some body and leg kicks early on. They trade punches and Wood back to landing leg kicks. Wood with a right hand and a body kick. Santos with a leg kick. Wood with a right hand. Santos lands a right hand. She lands the jab. They clinch against the fence and Wood with a body kick as they break. Wood with a left hand and the teet kicks to the legs. Wood with a right hand. Santos with a leg kick. Wood with a leg kick and Santos with a combo. Wood with a right hand. Wood lands a jab and Santos drops her with a right hand. Santos gets on top and was landing and they stand and clinch and Wood with a body kick as they separate. Santos with a combo and drops Wood again with a left hand and gets on top and is landing. Santos has the back and looks for a rear-naked choke but Wood gets out of it. Santos going for it again. Wood fighting it. She has it locked in and Wood taps. We have our first finish of the night.

Official Result- Taila Santos def. Joanne Wood by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:49 of Round 1

> Michael Chiesa (#6, 18-5, 11-5 UFC) vs. Sean Brady (#14, 14-0, 4-0 UFC)
Welterweights

We have an eye poke on Brady to start. Brady with a leg kick. Chiesa with a left hand. Brady with a left hand. We have another eye poke on Brady. They get back to action and Brady with a leg kick. Chiesa with a body kick and Brady catches the leg and gets a takedown. They scramble up. Brady has the back on the feet. Brady gets another takedown. Brady has the back against the fence. They get to their feet and break. Chiesa with a left hand. Brady with a leg kick. 10-9 Brady.

They trade punches to start the second. Brady with a right hand. Brady rushes in with some punches. Chiesa lands a right hand. Brady with a leg kick. They trade in close range. Chiesa lands a left hook then a right hand. Brady shoots for a takedown and has the body lock against the fence. Chiesa with some knees to the body. Brady gets Chiesa down and Chiesa gives him his back. Brady has two hooks in. Brady has the body lock against the fence. Chiesa trying to escape but Brady still has the back as the round ends. 10-9 Brady, 20-18 Brady.

Chiesa stalking Brady down and lands a big knee to the body. They clinch and Chiesa with another knee. They break. Chiesa lands a flurry and has Brady hurt. Chiesa with a big knee. Chiesa with a combo and another knee and Brady goes for a takedown. They scramble and are on their feet and Brady has the back. Brady gets Chiesa down. Brady has the back with the hooks in. Brady has the body triangle locked in and is in control from the back. Chiesa spins out and they stand and break. Chiesa with a flurry and lands a knee to the body. They clinch and Chiesa gets a takedown. Chiesa on top and lands some big punches but runs out of time. 10-9 Chiesa, 29-28 Brady.

Official Result- Sean Brady def. Michael Chiesa by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Ketlen Vieira (#7, 11-2, 5-2 UFC) vs. Miesha Tate (#8, 19-7, 6-4 UFC)
Women's Bantamweights

Vieira with a quick combo. Vieira with another combo as Tate lands a body kick. Vieira lands a right hand. Vieira lands a right hand and follows it with a left hand. Tate lands a right hand. Tate with a right hand to the body. Vieira lands an uppercut. Vieira shoots for a takedown but Tate stuffs the head and lands some body punches. Close round. 10-9 Tate.

Vieira with a combo. Tate with a high kick. Vieira throws a right hand and Tate ducks under and scrambles away. Tate with a right hand and Vieira lands a right hand. Tate lands a right hand. They exchange wild punches in close range and Tate lands a hard right hand. Tate with a right hand and Vieira lands a counter left hand. Tate with a right hand. Tate still pressing forward more. Tate with a right hand. Tate with a couple of left hands. Another close round. 10-9 Vieira, 19-19.

They both look for openings to start the second as Vieira is landing the jab. We have an eye poke on Vieira and a timeout. They get back to action and Tate is pressing forward but neither are really landing. Tate with a right hand. They trade in close range. Vieira lands a right hand. Tate lands a left hand and Vieira counters with a combo. Tate with a leg kick. Tate lands and Vieira lands a counter combination. Tate pushes it against the fence. Tate tried a takedown but Vieira defended and they break. Tate with a leg kick and Vieira lands a right hand. Tate with a right hand. They trade in close late. Another close round. 10-9 Vieira, 29-28 Vieira.

Tate lands a front kick to the body and Vieira with a counter right hand. Tate lands a right hand. Tate lands a jab and Vieira with a right hand. Tate lands a right hand. Tate gets a takedown and grabs the back as they scramble up. They're clinched and Tate lands some punches before they break. Tate with a combo and Vieira lands a right hand. Tate with a leg kick and lands a combo. They clinch and Tate with a knee to the body. Vieira lands some body shots. They clinch again and Tate with another knee. 10-9 Tate, 38-38.

Vieira lands a right hand. Tate lands a right hand. Tate with a body kick and Vieira just barely lands a counter right hand. Tate with a combination in close range and lands an uppercut. They trade in close range. They trade in close with Vieira getting the better of it. Tate lands a combo. Vieira with a knee to the body and she lands a big right hand and Tate's nose is busted open. Tate with a left hand. Tate lands a right hand. Vieira with the double jab. They trade in close range. Tate with a body kick as Vieira is running away. Close fight. 10-9 Vieira, 48-47 Vieira.

Official Result- Ketlen Vieira def. Miesha Tate by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)