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UFC on ESPN 35 live results: Rob Font vs. Marlon Vera

A battle between bantamweight contenders Font and Vera headlines UFC action in Las Vegas.
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Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC On ESPN 35: Font vs. Vera, emanating from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The UFC closes out the month of May back at the UFC Apex for the third straight week, this time with a bantamweight battle between two contenders trying to break into the title picture.

Fifth-ranked bantamweight Rob Font takes on eighth-ranked bantamweight Marlon Vera in the five-round headline bout. Both men are coming off of fights against future UFC Hall Of Famers, as Font is looking to rebound from a decision loss to Jose Aldo in December, while Vera is coming off a third-round knockout of Frankie Edgar in November.

Also on the main card is a heavyweight bout between former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski and Jake Collier, Andre Fili meets Joanderson Brito in featherweight action, Jared Gooden takes on Grant Dawson in a lightweight bout, Darren Elkins battles Tristan Connelly in a featherweight fight, and the main card starts off with a middleweight bout between Krzysztof Jotko and Gerald Meerschaert.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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*A flyweight bout between Tatsuro Taira and Carlos Candelario, which was scheduled to kick off the prelims, has been scratched from the card due to an illness for Candelario.

> Women's Flyweights- Gina Mazany (7-5, 2-5 UFC) vs. Shanna Young (7-4, 0-2 UFC)

Mazany with a leg kick. Mazany lands and they clinch against the fence but separate. Mazany with a left hand. Mazany has the body lock as they clinch against the fence and she's landing knees to the legs as she's also trying to trip. They break as Mazany lands a right hand. Mazany with a leg kick. Mazany lands a big knee and Young drops to her knees but gets right up. Mazany with a left hand. Young with a leg kick. Mazany continues to land a little more. Young with a push kick. Mazany with a body kick and Young with a side kick. Young lands a punch and they trade late. 10-9 Mazany.

Young connects with some punches early. Mazany with a left hand. They trade in close range and Mazany connects with the left hand. Mazany with a left hand. Young landed a right hand there as well. Mazany with a left hand and body kick. Young with a right hand. Mazany gets a body lock and scores a takedown and Young scrambles to the top and is in side control. They get up briefly but Young takes it back down. Young gets the back and is landing lots of punches as she has the hooks in. Young with big elbows and more punches and it is stopped. A great finish by Young as she rallies to get the win.

Official Result- Shanna Young def. Gina Mazany by TKO (strikes) at 3:11 of Round 2

> Lightweights- Natan Levy (6-1, 0-1 UFC) vs. Mike Breeden (10-4, 0-1 UFC)

They trade kicks and clinch up against the fence. Breeden gets the fight to the mat. They get to their feet. Levy lands a knee then they break. Levy lands a right hook. Levy throws a high kick and they fall to the mat and Levy went for a kneebar but Breeden escapes. There is a groin strike and a timeout and they trade big shots when they get back to action. Breeden gets a brief takedown but they get up. Levy lands a left hand and Breeden lands a nice counter shot. Levy with a big right hook and a body kick. Levy scores a takedown. Levy has side control and lands some knees to the body from the back and they stand at the end. Levy with a knee from the back. 10-9 Levy.

They trade big shots to start the second. Levy with a push kick and grabs the leg and scores a takedown. Levy has the back and drags it back down to the mat. They get up and Levy trips it back down and they stand right back up. Levy still has body control and Breeden gets the underhooks and switches positions. Levy switches and they break. Levy with a body kick. Levy lands a left hook after a brief clinch. Breeden with a combo against the fence but Levy hurts him with a left hook and a body kick. Levy gets it down and starts pounding away but Breeden gets to his feet. Levy has the back and drags it back down and is landing punches. Both are looking tired. They get to their feet. They separate. Breeden with a late knee. 10-9 Levy, 20-18 Levy.

Breeden with some big shots to start the third and they hurt Levy a little. Breeden lands to the body against the fence. Levy with a knee to the body. Breeden lands some more punches. Levy tries for a takedown but Breeden defends. Breeden lands some body shots against the fence. Levy shoots for the takedown and Breeden lands some body punches to defend. Levy with a left hand. Breeden with a big knee that hurts Levy and he tries a desperation takedown. Breeden continuing to land with more volume. Breeden with some big combos and Levy lands a left hand. Breeden lands a big elbow and Levy lands an uppercut. Levy rocks Breeden badly with a left hand and just misses a spin kick. Levy shoots for the takedown but Breeden is defending. They break and both land some big punches. Breeden gets the back standing late. They trade flurries at the end. Fun fight. 10-9 Breeden, 29-28 Levy.

Official Result- Natan Levy def. Mike Breeden by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

> Welterweights- Gabe Green (10-3, 1-1 UFC) vs. Yohan Lainesse (8-0, 0-0 UFC)

Lainesse is making his UFC debut. Lainesse with a leg kick. Lainesse just misses a right hand. Lainesse with some leg kicks. Green with some leg kicks. Lainesse lands some hard punches that rock Green. They trade leg kicks. Lainesse lands some punches and a push kick. Green lands a right hand as he was rushing in. Green with a leg kick. Lainesse gets a takedown. Lainesse is in the half-guard against the fence and moves to side control. Green uses the fence to get to the feet. Lainesse has the neck and looked for a standing choke but they break. They trade big shots against the fence. Green landed a good combo and Lainesse landed as they broke. 10-9 Lainesse.

They trade to start the second and Green lands a nice right hand. Lainesse lands a couple of leg kicks. Green with some leg kicks as well. Lainesse shoots for a takedown but Green defends. Lainesse then drops Green with a right hand and gets on top and is landing. They get to their feet. Lainesse gets the fight to the mat and is in side control and lands. Lainesse almost got the back but Green was scrambling and they get to their feet. They separate. Green lands a left hand. They trade punches. Green lands some big punches and Lainesse is now hurt. Lainesse falls to the mat and Green is landing big punches from the top and it is stopped! What a finish by Green.

Official Result- Gabe Green def. Yohan Lainesse by TKO (punches) at 4:02 of Round 2

> Flyweights- Daniel Da Silva (11-2, 0-1 UFC) vs. Francisco Figueiredo (12-4-1 1 NC, 1-1 UFC)

Figueiredo with a leg kick. Da Silva lands a spin kick. Figueiredo with a body kick. Da Silva with a leg kick. Da Silva gets a takedown and is in the guard of Figueiredo. Figueiredo grabs the leg real quick and gets the kneebar locked in and Da Silva taps! That came out of nowhere.

Official Result- Francisco Figueiredo def. Daniel Da Silva by submission (kneebar) at 1:18 of Round 1

> Heavyweights- Alexandr Romanov (15-0, 4-0 UFC) vs. Chase Sherman (15-9, 3-8 UFC)

Romanov gets an immediate takedown. They get up and Romanov with a big suplex and has the half-guard. Romanov lands from the top. They get to their feet but Romanov takes it immediately back down and is in side control. Romanov moves to the mount. Romanov is landing big punches from the top. Sherman trying to turn to his side but Romanov grabs the arm and is looking for the kimura and Sherman taps. Just complete dominance from Romanov.

Official Result- Alexandr Romanov def. Chase Sherman by submission (americana) at 2:11 of Round 1

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> Middleweights- Krzysztof Jotko (23-5, 10-5 UFC) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (34-14, 9-6 UFC)

Jotko with a leg kick and a left hand as Meerschaert was rushing in. Jotko with a body kick and Meerschaert lands a left hand. Meerschaert lands a left hand. Jotko lands a right hand as Meerschaert was coming forward. Jotko with a left hand and then hurts Meerschaert with a front kick to the face. Jotko grabs the body lock and looks for the takedown against the fence. They break. Jotko lands a combination. Meerschaert with a leg kick. Jotko lands a right hook. Meerschaert with a right hand. Jotko with a leg kick. They're clinched against the fence at the end of the round. 10-9 Jotko.

They trade in close range to start the second. Meerschaert with a leg kick. Jotko lands a left hand. Jotko with a leg kick and a right hand. Meerschaert lands a jab. Meerschaert lands a right hand. Meerschaert grabs the body against the fence and tries for a takedown but Jotko stays on his feet. Jotko lands a knee and left hand as they break. They trade inside the pocket before they clinch back up. Meerschaert gets the takedown but they get up and remained clinched against the fence. Jotko gets a takedown and is in the half-guard of Meerschaert. Jotko lands some short elbows at the end. 10-9 Jotko, 20-18 Jotko.

Jotko lands a left hand as Meerschaert throws a body kick. Jotko with a right hand as Meerschaert lands a left. Meerschaert with a leg kick after Jotko lands a combo. Jotko with another combination. Jotko tries for a takedown but Meerschaert defends. Jotko gets the takedown. He works from the top then they get up. Meerschaert pushes it against the fence as both land but they break. Jotko with a combo and lands a high kick. Jotko ducks under a punch and gets a takedown. Meerschaert tries to transition but Jotko steps over to stay on top. Jotko is on the side and lands some elbows to the body. Jotko is back in the guard of Meerschaert. They get to their feet at the end. 10-9 Jotko, 30-27 Jotko.

Official Result- Krzysztof Jotko def. Gerald Meerschaert by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Featherweights- Darren Elkins (26-10, 16-9 UFC) vs. Tristan Connelly (14-7, 1-1 UFC)

Elkins lands some right hands as he scores a takedown against the fence. Elkins has the back as he drags it down. Elkins trying to pass to mount and has an arm-triangle choke almost locked in but Connelly escapes. Elkins is in the guard of Connelly and Connelly lands an elbow. Elkins now works to the back as they almost got to their feet but Elkins dragged it right back down. They scramble to their feet. Connelly lands an elbow as they break. Elkins gets a takedown and is in the guard of Connelly. Elkins with some short hammerfists. He lands an overhand right as Connelly lands an elbow. They trade punches on the mat. They scramble up as Connelly looked for the leg. Elkins with some knees from the back and they separate. They both land big shots late. 10-9 Elkins.

Elkins lands a right hand. Connelly with a combo then a leg kick. Elkins with a right hand and they may have clashed heads. Connelly with a short elbow as they clinch and Elkins pushes it against the fence. Elkins shoots for a takedown and Connelly defends against the fence. They break and both land short shots as Elkins was pressuring. Elkins gets the takedown and Connelly has the neck. Elkins takes the back as Connelly is trying to get to his feet. They scramble to their feet. Connelly lands a right hand. Elkins with a right hand. Connelly with a combo ending with a leg kick. Connelly with a right hand. Elkins lands a right hand and then Connelly lands a right hand. Elkins tries for a takedown and had it down and Connelly grabbed the fence. They got up and Connelly lands an elbow and Elkins with a right hand. 10-9 Elkins, 20-18 Elkins.

Elkins lands a right hand. Elkins lands a combo. Connelly lands a jumping knee to the body. Connelly lands in the clinch and Elkins is now cut open after Connelly lands some slicing shots. Elkins shoots for a takedown but Connelly defends and lands an elbow. Elkins with a hard elbow. Elkins lands an elbow then three uppercuts and a big right hand. They tie up and Elkins lands on the break. Connelly lands a big right hand. Elkins shoots for the takedown and scores it. Elkins has the back and lands some right hands. Elkins has the body triangle fully locked in. Elkins with right hands from the back. Elkins with more punches from the back and then locks in a rear-naked choke. Connelly is fighting it off. Elkins lands from the back as the fight ends. 10-9 Elkins, 30-27 Elkins.

Official Result- Darren Elkins def. Tristan Connelly by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Lightweights- Jared Gordon (18-4, 6-3 UFC) vs. Grant Dawson (17-1-1, 5-0-1 UFC)

Gordon with a leg kick. They trade and Gordon gets a takedown. They scramble to their feet. Gordon jumps up and grabs the neck for a guillotine and they roll to the mat and Dawson is able to escape. Gordon with a leg kick. Dawson with some leg kicks and gets a takedown and takes the back. Dawson with some left hands from the back. Dawson with left hands from the back. Dawson still landing from the back as he has the body triangle locked on. Dawson with big left hands to the head and body as the round ends. 10-9 Dawson.

Gordon with a leg kick and lands some punches as he backs Dawson up. Dawson gets the takedown and moves to the back. He gets the hooks in as Gordon is on his feet. They're back on the mat and Dawson has the back and is looking for a rear-naked choke. They scramble to their feet. Dawson trying hard to get the fight back down as he has the single leg. They clinch and Dawson with some knees as Gordon lands a right hand and they break. Gordon lands a left hook. They clinch and Gordon with an elbow. Dawson gets a takedown. Dawson has the back and lands a right hand. 10-9 Dawson, 20-18 Dawson.

Gordon lands a right hand. Dawson with a left hook and then he runs away from trouble. Dawson lands a right hand. Dawson with a high kick. Gordon with a leg kick. Dawson tries a takedown but Gordon blocks and lands some big shots as Dawson was standing. Gordon with a right hand. Gordon landing with more volume and Dawson goes for the takedown but Gordon defends. Dawson trying for the takedown but Gordon lands to the body to defend. Dawson lands an elbow. Gordon with a right hand. Dawson grabs the single leg and gets the takedown. They scramble up and Dawson with some knees and an elbow as Gordon landed some punches. They trade punches. Dawson slips on a spinning back fist and Gordon tries to get on top. They get to their feet and Dawson trying very hard for the takedown. Dawson gets the back and looks to lock in a rear-naked choke and does and Gordon taps. What a finish by Dawson.

Official Result- Grant Dawson def. Jared Gordon by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:11 of Round 3

> Featherweights- Andre Fili (21-8 1 NC, 9-7 1 NC UFC) vs. Joanderson Brito (12-3-1, 0-1 UFC)

Brito with a leg kick. Brito with the jab then they trade jabs. Brito drops Fili with a right hand and starts pounding away and it is stopped! What a finish by Brito!

Official Result- Joanderson Brito def. Andre Fili by TKO (punches) at :41 of Round 1

> Heavyweights- Andrei Arlovski (33-20 2 NC, 22-14 1 NC UFC) vs. Jake Collier (13-6, 5-5 UFC)

They both throw but neither land before they clinch. Arlovski with a knee to the body. Collier with a knee. They separate. Collier with a jab to the body. They clinch back up and Collier with a short knee. He lands another and they break. Collier with an overhand right. Arlovski with a leg kick. Arlovski lands a right hand. Collier lands a left hook. Arlovski with a right hand as Collier rushes in. Clash of heads causes a timeout. Arlovski with a right hand as they continue. They clinch and Collier with a shoulder strike. Arlovski with a knee as they break. Arlovski with a leg kick. Arlovski with a short knee. They trade in close range. They trade kicks and Collier catches Arlovski with a left hand. Arlovski lands a left hand. Close round. 10-9 Collier.

They trade quick punches. Arlovski with a body kick. Collier with a leg kick. Arlovski with a right hand. Arlovski with a combination. Collier with a combo. They clinch and Collier with some short knees. Arlovski with a right hand. Arlovski with a combination. Collier with a stiff jab and Arlovski counters with a right hand. Collier with a left hook. Arlovski with a right hand. Arlovski with a right hand. Arlovski lands a big right hand. Collier lands a right hand. Collier gets a brief takedown and has the back as they're against the fence. They break. They trade and Arlovski lands with a flurry. Arlovski with a combo. Collier with a leg kick and left hook. Arlovski with a body kick and they trade late. Another close round. 10-9 Arlovski, 19-19.

Collier with a body kick and then a leg kick. They have another clash of heads and we have a timeout. They get back to action and Arlovski with a right hand. They clinch and Arlovski with a couple of knees before they break. Collier lands a left hook. Arlovski with an inside leg kick. They trade big punches and Collier lands a nice combination. Arlovski with a quick flurry. Collier with a few big shots. Arlovski with a jab. Collier with a knee as they're tied up against the fence. Arlovski with a leg kick. Arlovski lands a counter left hand. Collier with a big combo. Collier with a jab. He lands a right hand. Collier with a combo. Collier gets a late takedown and ends the fight on top. 10-9 Collier, 29-28 Collier.

Official Result- Andrei Arlovski def. Jake Collier by split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)

> Bantamweights*- #5 Rob Font (19-5, 9-4 UFC) vs. #8 Marlon Vera (20-7-1, 12-6 UFC)

*Font missed weight by 2.5 pounds

Vera with a side kick. Vera with a leg kick. Font with a body kick and a right hand. Font with a big right hand. Vera with a huge body kick and Font returns a flurry. Font with the jab and a right hand to the body. Font with a combination. Font lands an uppercut. Font with a right hand and an elbow. Font with some quick uppercuts. Font with some body shots. Vera with a leg kick. Font with more combos as he's throwing with lots of volume. Font continuing to land more punches as he's starting to land the uppercut. Font with some body shots. Vera with a body kick. They trade leg kicks. 10-9 Font.

Font with a big left hook to start the second. Font with another combo. Vera tries a front kick and Font pushes it off. Vera with a spin kick. Vera lands a head kick and Font counters with a right hand. Font with a combo. He lands another combo. Vera with a jab. Font with more right hands to the body. Vera with a combination. Font with a right hand. They trade leg kicks. Vera with a solid jab. Font with a leg kick. Font with more right hands. Vera with a heavy body kick. Font with a right hand and then another and a third. Font with a big left hook. Font with another big flurry of shots. Font with a body kick and a combo behind it. Font with a series of jabs. Vera lands a left hand and Font was hurt and dropped for a takedown and Vera is landing big shots trying to finish it. Vera is on top and lands a few big elbows and they survive to the end. 10-9 Vera, 19-19.

Font with a combo to start the third. Font goes for the takedown as he has the back and looks to get a hook in. They break and Font lands an elbow. Vera with a body kick. Font with a combo. Font with the jab. Vera with a leg kick and then another. Font with a right hand. He lands a right hand, jab then a body kick. Font with body punches and a leg kick. Font continuing to land with volume and Vera with some leg kicks. Font with some right hands. Font with an inside leg kick. Font with a combo. Font with a left hook to the body. Font with an elbow. Vera with a knee to the body. Font with a combination. Vera with a body kick and then Font returns fire with a flurry. Font with another flurry. Font with a left and Vera lands a knee that hurts Font and Font falls down. Vera gets on top and landing big shots and elbows but Font survives again. 10-9 Vera, 29-28 Vera.

They trade big shots to start the fourth. They're trading in close range and Font landing some quick combos. Font lands a right hand. They clinch up and Vera lands a big elbow on the break. Font landing the jab. Font with an inside leg kick. Vera lands a left hook. Vera with a leg kick and a jab. Font with a right hand. Vera with a side kick to the face and Font falls down and Vera gets on top and lands but stands. Vera with some kicks as he's standing and Font is still on the mat. Jason Herzog stands Font up. Font's face is a mess. Font with a body kick. Vera with a body kick. 10-9 Vera, 39-37 Vera.

Font with a body shot. Font with a short elbow. They continue to trade in close range. Font with a right hand. They continue to trade. Vera is landing more in this round but Font is still landing some nice punches. Font is bleeding more and more. Vera with a snap jab. Vera with a leg kick. Vera with a left hand. Font with a right hand and an uppercut as he's starting to pour on the volume. Font with a right hand. Font with the jab. Font with a combo. Vera with a side kick and Font is on wobbly legs. They survive to the end. 10-9 Vera, 49-46 Vera.

Official Result- Marlon Vera def. Rob Font by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)