Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN 37: Kattar vs. Emmett, emanating from the Moody Center in Austin, Texas.
The Octagon returns to Austin for the first time since February 2018 with their first event inside the brand new Moody Center with a deep card headlined by an exciting featherweight clash that could have an effect on the title picture.
Fourth-ranked Calvin Kattar takes on seventh-ranked Josh Emmett in the five-round headline bout. Kattar is in his fourth straight main event and is looking to build on an impressive win over Giga Chikadze in January. Emmett comes into this fight riding a four-fight win streak and was last in action at UFC 269 in December, scoring a decision win over Dan Ige. The winner could stake a claim for a title shot for their next bout.
In the co-main event, it is two long-time UFC veterans and fan favorites finally squaring off after having their fight pushed back as Donald Cerrone takes on Joe Lauzon in a lightweight bout. Also on the main card is a welterweight bout pitting Tim Means against Kevin Holland, and a pair of middleweight fights as Joaquin Buckley battles Albert Duraev, and Julian Marquez and Gregory Rodrigues kick off the main card.
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.
*BREAKING: The co-main event bout between Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon has been scratched from the card due to Lauzon suffering a freak knee injury after weigh-ins.
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> Middleweights- Roman Dolidze (9-1, 3-1 UFC) vs. Kyle Daukaus (11-2 1 NC, 2-2 1 NC UFC)
They both look to land in close and we have a clash of heads and a brief timeout. They get back to action and Daukaus lands a right hand and Dolidze lands a shot and Daukaus stumbles down and they go to the mat. They scramble up and Dolidze with a knee and Daukaus goes down and Dolidze starts landing some shots until it is stopped. Big finish by Dolidze.
Official Result- Roman Dolidze def. Kyle Daukaus by knockout (strikes) at 1:13 of Round 1
> Middleweights- Phil Hawes (11-3, 3-1 UFC) vs. Deron Winn (7-2, 2-2 UFC)
Hawes landing the jab early and lands a shot that puts Winn to his knees. Hawes still landing the jab. Winn with a snapping leg kick. Winn with a left hook. They trade in close range. Hawes with a body kick. Hawes lands a right hand and then drops Winn with another. Winn gets up and Hawes lands against the fence and Winn circles away. Hawes with a combo. He lands another big right hand. Hawes lands an elbow and Winn stumbles again. He gets up and they trade. Hawes landing some solid shots and Winn is in trouble. Hawes still landing big shots as Winn is landing a few. Hawes with a right hand. Hawes with a combo but Winn lands a right hand on the end. 10-8 Hawes.
The doctor checks on Winn as he has a cut before the start of the second but he's good to go. Hawes with a body kick. They trade some wild shots. Hawes lands some punches. They both land in close and Hawes rocks Winn with an elbow. Hawes with another elbow and he gets a takedown. Hawes landing punches from the top. They get to their feet and Hawes with the jab. They're battling in the clinch and Winn with some body shots. Hawes with more heavy punches. Winn lands a nice right hand. Hawes tries a takedown but Winn defends and now Winn lands some big punches. They clinch and Hawes with some knees. Hawes lands some elbows in the clinch. Hawes with a head kick. He lands another. These guys are gassing out. Hawes with some more big shots and Herb Dean stops it. Fantastic showing by Hawes in a fun fight.
Official Result- Phil Hawes def. Deron Winn by TKO (strikes) at 4:25 of Round 2
> Bantamweights- Eddie Wineland (24-15-1, 6-9 UFC) vs. Cody Stamann (19-5-1, 5-4-1 UFC)
They trade body kicks. Stamann with the jab and lands a right hand and Wineland goes to his butt but gets up. Stamann with more big punches and Wineland went down again but gets up. Stamann with more big shots and a knee and Wineland is out on his feet and it is over. Big finish by Stamann!
Official Result- Cody Stamann def. Eddie Wineland by TKO (punches) at :59 of Round 1
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> Women's Strawweights- Maria Oliveira (12-5, 0-1 UFC) vs. Gloria de Paula (6-4, 1-2 UFC)
Oliveira landing some punches early. She's landing with decent volume early. de Paula with a jab. Oliveira backs her up with some punches and she lands against the fence. de Paula lands a left hand. Oliveira with a combo. She lands another. They clinch against the fence and de Paula with a knee and another as they break. They trade kicks and de Paula with a hard leg kick. de Paula with a hard body kick and Oliveira grabs the leg and dumps her to the mat but de Paula gets up. Oliveira with a combo. de Paula lands a body kick. They trade in close range and de Paula is the one pressuring. They clinch against the fence and Oliveira looking for the takedown but they break. They trade leg kicks. de Paula with a jab. They trade at the end. Close round. 10-9 Oliveira.
They trade leg kicks to start the second and de Paula lands a right hand. de Paula with a couple of jabs. de Paula with a leg kick. They trade in close and de Paula lands slightly more. Oliveira lands some as de Paula with pressing forward. Oliveira with a side kick. They trade in close and Oliveira gets the better of it. de Paula with a leg kick. de Paula with the jab and she's landing slightly more here and lands a big right hand. de Paula continues to apply pressure. de Paula with a high kick. Oliveira lands a right hand. de Paula with a leg kick. de Paula with a couple of kicks. de Paula gets a takedown. de Paula with an elbow from the top. She finishes the round on top. 10-9 de Paula, 19-19.
They trade to start the third. They continue to trade and Oliveira misses a knee. Both are landing as de Paula is landing some good punches and now Oliveira lands a bunch of shots inside the pocket. They trade leg kicks. de Paula tries a takedown but Oliveira defends and they're tied up against the fence. Oliveira gets it down and looks for the mount. Oliveira stood and was looking like she wanted to get back on top but referee Kerry Hatley was stopping her so de Paula got up and they started trading. They're circling and Oliveira grabs the body lock and gets another takedown and is in the guard of de Paula. They get up and both are landing on the feet. Oliveira tries a takedown but de Paula reverses it and they're in a weird position to end the fight. Close fight. 10-9 Oliveira, 29-28 de Paula.
Official Result- Maria Oliveira def. Gloria de Paula by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
> Featherweights- Ricardo Ramos (15-4, 6-3 UFC) vs. Danny Chavez (11-4-1, 1-1-1 UFC)
Ramos with a body kick but Chavez grabs the leg and lands some right hands. Ramos with a body kick. Chavez with a right hand. Ramos keeps throwing a spin kick but is barely missing it. Ramos then lands a spinning elbow and Chavez looked out but a punch later and he was out cold. What a brutal finish by Ramos!
Official Result- Ricardo Ramos def. Danny Chavez by knockout (spinning elbow & punches) at 1:12 of Round 1
> Welterweights- Court McGee (21-10, 10-9 UFC) vs. Jeremiah Wells (10-2-1, 2-0 UFC)
McGee lands a jab. McGee with a leg kick. Wells with a left hand. McGee lands a right hand. Wells then lands a left hook and McGee goes down and is out cold! Wells landed a couple of extra punches that he didn't need to as McGee was out cold but what a brutal finish.
Official Result- Jeremiah Wells def. Court McGee by knockout (punch) at 1:34 of Round 1
> Women's Flyweights- Jasmine Jasudavicius (7-1, 1-0 UFC) vs. Natalia Silva (12-5-1, 0-0 UFC)
Silva with a quick leg kick. She lands another after a high kick. She throws a head kick but Jasudavicius blocks. Silva then rocks Jasudavicius with some punches and Jasudavicius went to the mat for a moment but they clinch as they stand. Jasudavicius with some knees to the body against the fence. They break as Jasudavicius lands an elbow. They trade punches and Silva lands a nice left hand and then a flurry in close. Silva with a heavy leg kick. Silva landing kicks at will. Silva with another two calf kicks. Silva with a right hand. Jasudavicius ties up with Silva against the fence working for the takedown. They end the first tied up against the fence. 10-9 Silva.
Silva throwing left hooks early and tagging Jasudavicius early. She lands a left hook then a quick head kick but Jasudavicius is quick to block it. Silva with a combo and Jasudavicius looks for the takedown against the fence. Silva gets the takedown and they scramble on the mat and Jasudavicius has the leg. Silva then grabs the neck but they get to their feet. They break. Silva with a leg kick. Silva with a hard leg kick. Silva with a quick combo and she's using her footwork to get away from Jasudavicius throwing. Silva gets the takedown and lands some punches but Jasudavicius scrambles up. Silva gets it back down and lands some elbows and looked to finish but they scramble up. Silva with a spinning wheel kick. Silva with more head kicks and Jasudavicius is taking a beating. Jasudavicius with a hard right hand. Silva with a big right hand late. 10-9 Silva, 20-18 Silva.
Silva with some leg kicks to start the third. Silva is landing but Jasudavicius is pressuring. Silva lands the jab. Silva with another leg kick as she circles around. Silva with a right hand. Jasudavicius shoots for a takedown but Silva defends as they get to the fence. They break and Silva with some leg kicks. Silva lands a right hand. Silva with a body kick followed by a left hand. Jasudavicius trying for a takedown against the fence. They break and both throw sloppy kicks before the break. Jasudavicius tries something late and almost knocks herself out landing head first into the cage. 10-9 Silva, 30-27 Silva.
Official Result- Natalia Silva def. Jasmine Jasudavicius by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
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> Bantamweights*- Adrian Yanez (15-3, 4-0 UFC) vs. Tony Kelley (8-2, 2-1 UFC)
*Kelley missed weight by 1.5 pounds
Kelley tries a flying knee but Yanez connects with a right hand that puts Kelley down but he gets up. Kelley throwing body kicks. Kelley with a leg kick and Yanez lands a left hand. Yanez with a combo. Yanez with a right hand. Kelley lands some punches and some kicks. Yanez with a combo against the fence and he lands some more punches. Yanez lands to the body and head and Kelley is in trouble. Both are landing in close and break. Yanez lands a hard right hand. Yanez with more punches. Yanez does have a cut opened up. Yanez rocks Kelley and starts teeing off on him and drops him and is landing big shots and it is over. What a finish by Yanez!
Official Result- Adrian Yanez def. Tony Kelley by TKO (punches) at 3:49 of Round 1
> Middleweights- Julian Marquez (9-2, 3-1 UFC) vs. Gregory Rodrigues (11-4, 2-1 UFC)
Marquez with a leg kick. He lands another. He lands another. Rodrigues lands some punches. Rodrigues lands a right hand that knocks Marquez back. Rodrigues with the jab. Marquez with a leg kick and follows it with a left hook. Rodrigues lands a punch and Marquez falls to his butt and Rodrigues gets the back and lands but they get up. Rodrigues jumps on the back but goes to his feet. Rodrigues with a right hand as they break and then another. They trade big punches. Marquez with a right hand. Rodrigues lands an uppercut and Marquez stumbles down but gets up and Rodrigues lands more big punches and Marquez is in trouble. Rodrigues teeing off against Marquez against the fence. They're both throwing big and Marquez drops Rodrigues. Big shots from both men and Rodrigues lands a right hand and Marquez goes down again and it is stopped. What a crazy finish to this as Rodrigues gets the stoppage.
Official Result- Gregory Rodrigues def. Julian Marquez by knockout (punches) at 3:18 of Round 1
> Lightweights- Damir Ismagulov (23-1, 4-0 UFC) vs. Guram Kutateladze (12-2, 1-0 UFC)
Kutateladze throwing combos early on. Ismagulov lands a flurry. They trade leg kicks. Kutateladze with a combo. They trade punches and Kutateladze gets the better of it. Kutateladze with a hard leg kick. Kutateladze with a combo ending with a leg kick. They clinch but break. They clinch up against the fence and trade knees and Kutateladze with a big flurry on the break and he has Ismagulov in trouble. Kutateladze gets the takedown but they get up and now Ismagulov looking for one but they break. Ismagulov with the right hand. Kutateladze with a front kick and they trade punches. Kutateladze misses a head kick and Ismagulov lands a right hand. Kutateladze with a flurry late. 10-9 Kutateladze.
They trade to start the second and Ismagulov with a leg kick. Ismagulov with the body kick. They trade inside the pocket. Kutateladze with a body kick. He lands a leg kick. Ismagulov with a quick combo. They tie up against the fence. Ismagulov lands as they break. They both land right hands. Kutateladze with a combo and a leg kick and tries a takedown but doesn't get it. Kutateladze with a straight right hand. Kutateladze with a hard body kick. Kutateladze with a wheel kick. Kutateladze with a body kick and Ismagulov lands one as well. 10-9 Kutateladze, 20-18 Kutateladze.
Ismagulov landing some solid punches to start the third. Kutateladze with a leg kick. Kutateladze tries some jump attack and Ismagulov gets a brief takedown but they get up and break. Ismagulov with a left hand to the body. Ismagulov with a combo. Kutateladze with some leg kicks. Ismagulov lands a combo and shoots for the takedown. They break. Ismagulov lands some punches. Kutateladze with a leg kick. They trade in close range and Ismagulov with the uppercut and a leg kick. Kutateladze with a body kick as they break. Ismagulov with a nice right hand. Ismagulov gets a takedown with thirty seconds to go and Kutateladze lands an illegal knee and we have a timeout. A replay shows it hit the chest. They get back to action with eight seconds to go and trade late. Close fight. 10-9 Ismagulov, 29-28 Kutateladze.
Official Result- Damir Ismagulov def. Guram Kutateladze by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
> Middleweights- Joaquin Buckley (14-4, 4-2 UFC) vs. Albert Duraev (15-3, 1-0 UFC)
Buckley with a leg kick. Buckley tags Duraev with some punches and had him hurt but Duraev recovers. Duraev with a leg kick. Duraev lands a head kick. They both continue to throw and look for openings. Duraev tries for a takedown but Buckley defends. Duraev throws a kick and Buckley catches it but lets go. Buckley with a late flurry and he had Duraev in trouble. 10-9 Buckley.
Buckley landing to start the second. He lands a high kick that stuns Duraev. Buckley lands a head kick as Duraev was shooting for a takedown and I don't know how Duraev didn't get hurt by it. Duraev goes for another takedown attempt and gets it. They get to their feet and break. Duraev shoots for another takedown and briefly has it but they stand and Buckley drops Duraev with a left hand. Duraev gets up. Buckley rocks Duraev with another left hand. Duraev gets a takedown and is laying on top of Buckley and not doing much but is holding Buckley down. Buckley gets to his feet and lands some body shots. Duraev's left eye is a mess and he gets dropped again at the end by a Buckley left hand. 10-9 Buckley, 20-18 Buckley.
The fight is stopped before the third round due to Duraev's left eye. Buckley gets the win in impressive fashion.
Official Result- Joaquin Buckley def. Albert Duraev by TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2
> Welterweights- Tim Means (32-12-1 1 NC, 14-9 1 NC UFC) vs. Kevin Holland (22-7 1 NC, 9-4 1 NC UFC)
They trade in close range. Means goes for a takedown against the fence. They break. Means lands a left hand. Holland lands a combo in close. Holland with a high kick. Holland lands a knee as he rushes in. Holland throws a kick and Means catches him and scores a takedown. They get up and Holland rocks Means with some shots and Means goes for the takedown. They're clinched against the fence. They break and Holland with a high kick. Holland lands a right hand. Means with a leg kick. Holland with a high kick and follows it with a right hand then they trade inside the pocket. Holland lands a right hand. He lands a combo and Means gets the takedown but they get to their feet at the end. 10-9 Holland.
They trade kicks to start the second. Holland with a high kick. Holland tries a takedown but Means defends. Holland rocks Means with a shot and then grabs the neck and drags it down and has a D'Arce choke locked in and Means taps. Excellent finish and showing by Holland.
Official Result- Kevin Holland def. Tim Means by submission (D'Arce choke) at 1:28 of Round 2
> Featherweights- #4 Calvin Kattar (23-5, 7-3 UFC) vs. #7 Josh Emmett (17-2, 8-2 UFC)
They're feeling each other out early. They trade jabs. Kattar with a leg kick. Emmett lands a right hand. Emmett lands some punches and Kattar trips but gets up. Kattar with a body kick. Emmett with a combo. Emmett with a leg kick. He lands a right hand. Emmett with a leg kick and Kattar counters with a combo. Emmett with a quick combo and lands a right hand. Close round. 10-9 Emmett.
They trade right hands early on in the second. Emmett being more active as he's throwing but not a ton is landing. Emmett lands a right hand then a right hook to the body. Kattar with the jab. Emmett with a leg kick. Kattar with the jab and he lands another. Emmett lands a right hand. Emmett lands a couple of hard punches. Kattar lands the jab and Emmett lands a right hand. Emmett with a flurry and lands good then Kattar lands a shot that trips Emmett up. Kattar with a couple of jabs. Emmett with some big punches at the end. Another close round. 10-9 Emmett, 20-18 Emmett.
Kattar lands the jab and Emmett lands a hard combo. Kattar landing the jab more. Emmett lands a hard combo. They trade jabs. Emmett has a cut under his left eye and is bleeding pretty good right now. Kattar lands the jab as Emmett lands a right hand. Kattar with a leg kick. Kattar lands an uppercut. Kattar with a right hand. Emmett with a right hand. Kattar lands the jab. Emmett with some punches in close. Emmett with a left hook to the body. They trade in close range. Emmett with a right hand. Another close round. 10-9 Emmett, 30-27 Emmett.
Emmett lands a right hand. They trade jabs. Kattar lands a nice jab. Kattar with a combo. Emmett with a leg kick. Kattar with an uppercut and they trade shots. They trade jabs. Emmett pushes Kattar against the fence and they tie up for a brief second but break. Kattar with a right hand. Kattar with the jab and a right hand. Emmett with a left hook to the body followed by a right hand. Kattar lands a spinning elbow. Kattar with a few jabs and makes Emmett stumble after landing a right hand. Kattar with the jab. He lands a few more jabs. Emmett tries a takedown but Kattar gets his leg out. Emmett lands a flurry. Kattar lands then Emmett lands in a wild end to the round. 10-9 Kattar, 39-37 Emmett.
Kattar with a combo to start the final round. Emmett with a combo. They trade jabs. Kattar with the jab. Emmett with a leg kick. Emmett's eye bleeding a little more now. Kattar with more jabs. They trade in close range. Emmett with a quick combo. They exchange jabs. Kattar with a body kick and Emmett with a combo. Kattar with a right hand. Kattar with the jab. Kattar with a right hand. They both throw wild at the end. Close fight, fun fight. 10-9 Kattar, 48-47 Emmett.
Official Result- Josh Emmett def. Calvin Kattar by split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)