Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC On FOX 31: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2, emanating from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Octagon heads back to Milwaukee for the first time since August 2013 for the final event to be televised on the FOX network before UFC coverage moves over to ESPN in 2019.
In the main event, it is a rematch in the lightweight division as Kevin Lee looks to score his second straight win when he takes on Al Iaquinta. Lee and Iaquinta fought in February 2014 at UFC 169, a bout that Iaquinta won by unanimous decision. Flash-forward nearly five years later, and both men have come up short in title fights, but Lee finds himself ranked higher at 155 pounds.
In the co-main event, it is another lightweight clash that could bring fireworks as Edson Barboza takes on the streaking Dan Hooker, winner of four straight. Also on the main card, Rob Font welcomes Sergio Pettis back to the bantamweight division, and Jim Miller adds to his resume as the fighter with the most UFC bouts in history when he takes on Charles Oliveira in more lightweight action.
Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.
UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS | 4 PM ET/1 PM PT
> Chris de la Rocha (5-2, 1-2 UFC) vs. Juan Adams (4-0, 0-0 UFC)
de la Rocha lands early. Adams with a big leg kick and follows it with some right hands. They each land a jab. Adams is popping the jab. Adams with a couple of leg kicks. Adams lands a combo. de la Rocha lands a right hand and Adams is able to get a takedown into side control. Adams with some hammerfists. Adams landing some punches from the half-guard and de la Rocha is bleeding over the place. Adams with some elbows. Adams takes the back and is keeping the fight on the mat as he goes back to the guard. de la Rocha sweeps and is looking for a heel hook. Adams spins out and lands more punches from the top. They get to their feet late. 10-8 Adams.
They trade to start the second. Adams lands some punches but de la Rocha throws him to the ground. They scramble to their feet. de la Rocha grabs the single leg but lets go. They both land punches and Adams has him rocked. They are swinging and both are tired. Adams was working in the clinch and landed some body punches but for some reason the referee broke them up. That was dumb. de la Rocha lands a big right hand. They are exhausted. de la Rocha lands a right hand and then another. Adams lands a combo and gets a takedown and has the back. Adams lands some hammerfists and flips him to the half-guard. Adams with some ground and pound at the end. 10-9 Adams, 20-17 Adams.
Both are really exhausted coming out for the third. Adams with a body kick. They trade punches and both hold their hands low. Adams with a knee to the body and landing punches against the fence and the referee stops the fight. Adams gets the win in his debut although it was an ugly fight.
Official Result- Juan Adams def. Chris de la Rocha by TKO (punches) at :58 of Round 3
> Adam Milstead (8-2 1 NC, 1-1 1 NC UFC) vs. Mike Rodriguez (9-3, 0-1 UFC)
Rodriguez with a leg kick and they start throwing at each other. Rodriguez drops Milstead with a left hand and goes into the guard. Rodriguez lands some from the top. Rodriguez with a big elbow and Milstead almost reversed but the fence got in the way. They get to their feet. Rodriguez trips him up with a leg kick. Rodriguez with some knees against the fence. They trade elbows. Rodriguez with a front kick followed by a left hand and a knee to the body drops Milstead and he finishes him off with punches on the ground. Great finish by Rodriguez.
Official Result- Mike Rodriguez def. Adam Milstead by knockout (strikes) at 2:59 of Round 1
FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS | 5 PM ET/2 PM PT
> Dan Ige (9-2, 1-1 UFC) vs. Jordan Griffin (17-5, 0-0 UFC)
They trade leg kicks early. Ige swings a big right hand but Griffin ducks under and gets a takedown but Ige is able to reverse it to the top. Ige with a big punch that cuts Griffin open. Ige has control and looking for a choke. Ige with some big left hands. Ige has the back and Griffin in a lot of trouble. Ige with more big left hands. Ige has the mount and lands some big elbows. This is vicious from Ige. Griffin gives up his back. Ige up high and Griffin able to get out. Griffin has the neck and is looking for a choke and has one in tight. Ige is fighting and trips Griffin to the ground and lets go. Ige gets back to the mount and lands some elbows. That was a crazy scramble. Ige landing more left hands as he has wrist control. Griffin gives up his back again. Ige with left hands as they get to their feet and break. Griffin with a head kick. They swing at the end of the round. Crazy round. 10-9 Ige.
They trade punches to start the second round. They continue to both land. Ige lands a combo and gets a takedown into side control. Ige has the back and is working for a choke. Griffin able to scramble out and grabs Ige's neck. Griffin has the neck of Ige and looking for a choke but Ige able to scramble out and Griffin now in Ige's guard. Griffin stands and lands some punches. Griffin with more punches. Ige trying some upkicks. Griffin lands some more and goes back into the guard. Griffin with a big right hand as he passes guard. Griffin stands and lands a right as Ige was trying to posture up on the mat. Ige grabs the ankle and goes for a heel hook but Griffin able to pass and has the back. Crazy round again. 10-9 Griffin, 19-19.
They trade to start the third. Griffin goes for a takedown but Ige stuffs it. They break after an exchange. Griffin with a high kick. They trade punches and Ige looked to land better. Ige shoots for a takedown and has Griffin against the fence and is able to get it. Ige in the guard. Griffin able to get out and looking to pop up and they get to their feet. They break out in the open. Both guys landing punches and Ige looks for an ankle pick to takedown. They scramble and Ige ends up on top and has the back. They get to their feet. Ige with a knee to the body and they get back to the mat. Ige takes the back and is looking for a choke late. He didn't have it under the neck due to a bad angle. They scramble and Griffin ends on top to end the fight. Fun fight. 10-9 Ige, 29-28 Ige.
Official Result- Dan Ige def. Jordan Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
> Trevor Smith (15-8, 5-5 UFC) vs. Zak Cummings (21-6, 6-3 UFC)
Cummings lands a left hand. Cummings with a leg kick followed by a left hand. Smith misses a knee on a brief clinch. Cummings with a head kick. Cummings with a leg kick. Smith with a body kick but Cummings grabs the leg though he lets go. They trade punches. Smith with a right hand. Cummings with a head kick and lands a short right hand. Cummings with a nice combo. They trade punches. Cummings with a couple of kicks. Cummings lands a left hand. Smith with a leg kick and lands a right hand. They both have small cuts. Cummings eats a knee as he goes for a takedown. They clinch against the fence. They trade late. 10-9 Cummings.
Smith lands a good combo to start the second. Smith with a leg kick but Cummings counters with a left hand. Both men landing punches but not much happening. Cummings with a left hook. Smith misses a right hand. Neither really landing clean. They trade in close range. Smith landing harder. Cummings lands a nice left hand. Cummings lands a combo. Cummings with a body kick but eats a left hand counter from Smith. Smith coming forward more. Cummings with a leg kick but misses on a takedown attempt. Smith lands a left hand counter. Tough round to score. 10-9 Smith, 19-19.
Cummings lands some combos. Smith with a body kick but eats a left hand from Cummings that drops Smith. Cummings takes the back of Smith. Smith able to get to the half-guard as Cummings gets on his back. Smith with some left hands from the top. Smith remains in the half-guard and lands some elbows. They get to their feet and Smith has the back against the cage. Cummings reverses position. Cummings lands some left hands as they break. Smith lands some. Cummings with a high kick. Smith grabs the neck and drops down looking for a choke but Cummings gets side control. Smith gives up his back. Cummings tried to slide a hook in and ended up on his back and is eating punches from Smith. They get to their feet. Cummings going for a takedown. They scramble. Cummings with a knee to the body and then another as they get to their feet. They break and Smith lands a knee right at the horn. 10-9 Cummings, 29-28 Cummings.
Official Result- Zak Cummings def. Trevor Smith by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
> Gerald Meerschaert (28-9, 4-1 UFC) vs. Jack Hermansson (17-4, 4-2 UFC)
They clinch right away and Hermansson with a knee to the body. Hermansson gets a takedown and into side control. Hermansson gets to full mount but Meerschaert gets out of it. Hermansson in the guard and lands an elbow. Hermansson grabs the neck. They get to their feet and Hermansson gets another takedown and is the mount. Hermansson with big punches and Meerschaert gives up his back. Hermansson landing big punches from the back and looking to finish. Big ground and pound. Big elbow from Hermansson. Hermansson with a knee to the body. Hermansson gets back to the mount but moves back to the back. Meerschaert reverses to the top and they get to their feet. Meerschaert tries a guillotine and ends back up on his back. Hermansson has the mount again and Meerschaert gives up his back. Hermansson with big punches. Hermansson to side control. Hermansson grabs a guillotine and its tight and Meerschaert taps! Hermansson with a big submission win and a dominant showing.
Official Result- Jack Hermansson def. Gerald Meerschaert by submission (guillotine choke) at 4:25 of Round 1
> Jared Gordon (14-2, 2-1 UFC) vs. Joaquim Silva (10-1, 3-1 UFC)
Gordon rocked Silva several times with right hands. Gordon dropped Silva with a right hand. He was landing some good punches from the top. He scored a couple of takedowns and almost had a choke locked in. Silva was able to survive and landed a big right hand and then rocked Gordon with a flying knee. Silva had a late choke locked in but Gordon escaped and survived the end. 10-9 Gordon.
They come out swinging to start the second. Gordon with a body kick. Silva goes for a takedown but it’s defended. Gordon lands a right hand. Silva with an uppercut. Gordon grabs the back as they go to the mat. Gordon trying to get the hooks in. Gordon moves to the half-guard and lands some punches. Silva gives up his back and they get to their feet. They break. Gordon with a leg kick. Gordon with another leg kick and then goes high. Gordon tries a takedown but Silva defends it. They trade punches. Gordon lands a right hand. Silva gets a takedown. Gordon grabs an ankle to try and scramble out. 10-9 Silva, 19-19.
They come out trading to start the third. They trade right hands in close range. Silva with a leg kick. They are swinging hard and both biting down on the moutpiece and trading. Gordon goes for a takedown. Silva defends it. Both are swinging. Silva lands a right hand that rocks Gordon and then knocks Gordon out on his feet. Wow. That was a crazy finish. Silva hurt him back with a right hand and then a flurry on the feet finish it off.
Official Result- Joaquim Silva def. Jared Gordon by knockout (punches) at 2:39 of Round 3
> Bobby Green (24-8-1, 5-3-1 UFC) vs. Drakkar Klose (9-1-1, 3-1 UFC)
Klose with some leg kicks. Green coming forward and lands a front kick followed by a double jab. They clinch and Green working for underhooks. Klose gets warned for grabbing the inside of Green’s gloves. Green with an overhand right and inside leg kick. Green almost has a choked locked in but Klose escapes. Green lands some good punches. They trade late and Klose still landing leg kicks. Close round. 10-9 Green.
Green switching his stances. Green with some low kicks. Klose misses some kicks but tries a takedown and lands a low knee. Klose with a right hand. They clinch and Green gets a takedown into side control. Green with some punches from the top and gets to mount but Klose recovers half-guard. Green working for a choke. Green with some shoulder strikes and he gets to the mount. Green with some punches from the mount and has a lot of pressure going on from the top. Klose able to cage walk and they get to their feet. Green is cut by his right eye. Klose with a knee. Green with an elbow over the top. Klose gets the back and looks for a takedown but Green reverses it and gets to the half-guard. 10-9 Green, 20-18 Green.
They both look to land and are trading. Klose lands a leg kick that stumbles Green. Green gets up and lands a right hand. Klose landing punches and Green trying to goad him into something. Green gets underhooks and is now looking for a takedown. They break away. Green with an uppercut. Klose counters with a right hand. Green with a combo. Green lands a right hand. Klose with a leg kick. Green landing with more volume but Klose lands a couple of right hands. Klose with a leg kick. Green grabs a leg and is looking for a takedown against the fence. Klose lands a combo and a knee to the body. Green retreating and eats a combo from Klose. Klose with a leg kick. Green lands a left hand. Green lands a string of punches late. Close fight. 10-9 Klose, 29-28 Green.
Official Result- Drakkar Klose def. Bobby Green by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
> Zak Ottow (16-6, 3-3 UFC) vs. Dwight Grant (8-1, 0-0 UFC)
Grant lands some big punches inside the first thirty seconds. Grant lands some more big punches and they go to the mat and Ottow eats some punches before they get to their feet. Ottow with a high kick. Ottow misses a high kick. Ottow lands a short right hand. Grant is looking to wind up and land something big. Ottow has a high kick checked. Grant misses a big uppercut. Grant with a leg kick and lands a big right hand late. 10-9 Grant.
Ottow being cautious and Grant is looking for a power counter. Ottow with a leg kick. Ottow with a head kick. Grant has slowed down. Ottow with a left hand. Ottow misses a right hook but lands a head kick. Ottow with a leg kick. Grant misses a winging left hook. Grant hurts Ottow with a right hand. Ottow with a front kick. They clinch and Ottow has position with Grant against the fence. Grant with a right hand. 10-9 Grant, 20-18 Grant.
Grant with a knee to the body but Ottow is able to get an underhook and gets a takedown. Ottow in the half-guard. Ottow doesn't do much from the top and Grant able to scramble to his feet. Grant grabs the fence rather blatantly to prevent a takedown. Ottow has Grant against the fence and lands a knee. They break the clinch. Grant lands a right hand. Ottow keeps coming forward. Ottow with a high kick and shoots for a takedown but Grant defends it well. Ottow shoots but Grant defends it. 10-9 Ottow, 29-28 Grant.
Official Result- Zak Ottow def. Dwight Grant by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
FOX MAIN CARD | 8 PM ET/5 PM PT
> Jim Miller (29-12 1 NC, 18-11 1 NC UFC) vs. Charles Oliveira (24-8 1 NC, 12-8 1 NC UFC)
Oliveira gets a takedown and quickly takes the back of Miller and is looking for a choke. Oliveira with some punches from the back. Oliveira has the choke locked in tight now and Miller is defending but eventually taps. Big win from Oliveira as he gets yet another submission win to extend his UFC record.
Official Result- Charles Oliveira def. Jim Miller by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:15 of Round 1
> Rob Font (#10, 15-4, 5-3 UFC) vs. Sergio Pettis (#2 FLW, 17-4, 8-4 UFC)
Both looking to land the jab early. Pettis with an inside leg kick. Font landing the jab. Font with a right hand to the body. They trade kicks. Both land a stiff jab at the same time. Font with a right hand and then lands a leg kick. Font just misses an uppercut. Pettis with a body kick. Font with a combo ending with a nice right hand. Font with a right hand to the body. Font is coming forward and gets a takedown. Font looking to pass over to side control but remains in the guard. Font gets to his feet and lands two right hands. Font with a leg kick and then a right hand to the body. Font goes back down and lands some punches and stands back up. Pettis gets up and with a spin kick. They trade late. 10-9 Font.
Pettis with a body kick and Font counters with a right hand. Font with the jab. He just misses an uppercut. They trade jabs. Font lands a good jab. Font with a right hand to the body. Font is really working the jab. Pettis lands a right hand. Font with a leg kick. They trade jabs. Pettis with a head kick. They trade kicks. Both land a jab. Pettis lands an overhand right. Pettis gets a late takedown. Font working from the bottom and looking for a kimura and uses it to sweep to the top. Pettis escapes the attempt. 10-9 Font, 20-18 Font.
Pettis with a body kick. They each land a knee in close range. Pettis with a right hand. Font lands the jab again. Pettis with a right hand. Font just misses an uppercut. Font with an inside leg kick. Pettis with one of his own. Pettis with a spin kick and then follows with a right hand and then another. They clinch and Font gets a takedown. Font with a right hand from the top. Pettis trying to scramble out from the bottom and gives up his back. They get to their feet. Font drags Pettis back down. Pettis tries to roll out and gets Font in his guard. Font stands and lands some punches from the top. 10-9 Font, 30-27 Font.
Official Result- Rob Font def. Sergio Pettis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
> Edson Barboza (#5, 19-6, 13-6 UFC) vs. Dan Hooker (#14, 17-7, 7-3 UFC)
Hooker with some inside leg kicks to start off the fight. They trade leg kicks. Hooker with a high kick. Hooker lands a left hand. Barboza with a quick combo and then a leg kick. They trade kicks. Barboza with a leg kick. Hooker with a high kick followed by a straight left. Barboza lands a right hand and then a big body kick. They trade kicks. Barboza with a right hand. They trade kicks. Barboza lands a big right hand that rocks Hooker and follows it with a high kick. Barboza with a big combo and misses a wheel kick. Barboza with a leg kick. 10-9 Barboza.
Barboza hurts Hooker bad with a big leg kick. Hooker is having trouble walking. Barboza with another leg kick. Hooker closing the distance and landing some punches. They are trading in close range. Hooker lands the jab. They trade in the pocket. Barboza with an elbow. Barboza getting tired and Hooker falls to the ground but sweeps Barboza down and Hooker in the half-guard. Barboza trying to sweep up to his feet. Hooker on top and landing short punches. They get to their feet. Barboza with a nice combo. Barboza with a switch kick to the body followed by a jab and a huge right hand. Barboza with a hard left hook and a body kick and just misses a spinning wheel kick. They trade punches. They trade in close. Barboza with an uppercut and a big body kick. Barboza with a left hand to the body followed by a body kick and then two huge right hands. Hooker somehow surviving these punches. Wild round. 10-9 Barboza, 20-18 Barboza.
Barboza with an inside leg kick. Barboza landing the jab. They trade in close range. Hooker shoots for the single leg and gets Barboza against the fence. Barboza with a big spin kick to the body and is kicking Hooker so much. He just misses a wheel kick. Barboza with another spin kick to the body followed by a right hand. Barboza with more big shots, kicks, punches, knees. Barboza with another spin kick to the body followed by a body punch and Hooker falls to the mat and the fight is stopped. it was stopped way too late and Hooker is too tough for his own good. Big win for Barboza as he looked real good here.
Official Result- Edson Barboza def. Dan Hooker by knockout (strikes) at 2:19 of Round 3
> Kevin Lee (#4, 17-3, 10-3 UFC) vs. Al Iaquinta (#8, 13-4-1, 8-3 UFC)
Lee with a leg kick. They trade punches. Iaquinta with a leg kick. Iaquinta grabs a leg, lets go and lands a spinning back fist. Iaquinta lands a right hand and a body kick. Lee with a body kick. Iaquinta lands a left hand. Iaquinta with a combo. Lee with a high kick and then a leg kick. Lee with a head kick. Iaquinta with a high kick. Iaquinta lands a left hand and fakes a takedown. Iaquinta lands a right hand. Lee with a high kick. Iaquinta with the jab. Lee with a leg kick and Iaquinta fires back with his own. Iaquinta with an uppercut. Iaquinta lands a left hook off a takedown attempt. 10-9 Iaquinta.
They trade in close range. Iaquinta with a leg kick. He is switching stances throughout the fight. Lee goes for a takedown but Iaquinta defends it until Lee gets the body lock and completes the takedown. Lee landing punches from the top and Iaquinta gives up his back. Lee with the body triangle and now going to work for the choke. Lee with some hammerfists. Lee with elbows and punches from the back. Iaquinta able to reverse and they get to their feet. Iaquinta lands a right hand. Iaquinta with the jab followed by a right hand to the body. Iaquinta with a left hook to the body. Iaquinta with a stiff jab. Lee with a body kick but eats a counter right hand. Lee with a leg kick. Iaquinta with a right hand. 10-9 Lee, 19-19.
Lee landing the left but eating counter right hands from Iaquinta. Iaquinta is countering pretty consistently. Iaquinta with a Superman punch. Lee with a step-in knee. Iaquinta with a straight right hand. Iaquinta lands an overhand right. Iaquinta shoots for a takedown but Lee counters and gets his own takedown. They scramble to their feet but Lee has the body lock looking to get the fight back down. Lee with a knee and gets a takedown and has the back and a body triangle. Lee with some punches from the back and is working hard for a choke. Iaquinta was turning into the choke but Lee couldn't find it. Lee ends the round on the back. 10-9 Lee, 29-28 Lee.
Iaquinta lands a big right hand and is looking to find more openings. Iaquinta lands another right hand and Lee is hurt a little bit and back pedaling. Lee is on his bike. Iaquinta with a short uppercut followed by a right hand. Lee looking to shoot for a takedown. Iaquinta landing with some good punches and a head kick that stuns Lee. Iaquinta lands another right hand. Lee is busted up and eats another right hand from Al. Iaquinta really landing punches this round and Lee is in trouble heading to the final round. 10-9 Iaquinta, 38-38.
Lee with a leg kick. Iaquinta with the jab and follows with a right hand. Lee with a right hand. Lee shoots for a single leg but doesn't finish it off. They scramble and Iaquinta passes the shoulder and they scramble to their feet. Lee shooting against the fence. Lee working hard to score it. They're stuck in position as Lee can't complete the takedown and the fence is blocking Iaquinta from exploding out. Lee switches to the back. Iaquinta fighting the hands and they break. Iaquinta with the jab and a right hand. They trade punches. Iaquinta with the jab. Lee with a head kick but Iaquinta counters with a combo. Iaquinta with a right hand. Iaquinta with a big combo and Lee is hurt. Iaquinta lands a left followed by a right hand and then another. Iaquinta landing more here. Lee lands a punch but Iaquinta fires back with multiple punches and Lee is backing away. Iaquinta pouring it on late and lands a front kick to the chin of Lee. Iaquinta with a big right hand late. Big finish to the fight for Iaquinta. 10-9 Iaquinta, 48-47 Iaquinta.
Official Result- Al Iaquinta def. Kevin Lee by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)