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UFC on ESPN+ 58 live results: Jack Hermansson vs. Sean Strickland

A middleweight bout kicks off eight straight weeks of UFC action with the Octagon in Las Vegas.
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Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN+ 58: Hermansson vs. Strickland, emanating from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Action is back inside the Octagon after a week off with the UFC returning to their home base inside the UFC APEX for a middleweight main event between two men looking to state their case for being next in line for a title shot.

Sixth-ranked middleweight Jack Hermansson goes for his second straight win as he battles seventh-ranked Sean Strickland, winner of five straight, in the five-round headline bout. Hermansson is fighting for the first time since May, when he scored a win over Edmen Shahbazyan. Strickland will be in his second career UFC main event as he competes for the first time since a July win over Uriah Hall.

Also on the main card is a middleweight battle of prospects as Punahele Soriano takes on Nick Maximov, a welterweight clash between the undefeated Shavkat Rakhmonov and Carlston Harris, a light heavyweight bout between long-time UFC veteran Sam Alvey and Brendan Allen, and, in what was originally supposed to be the TUF 29 middleweight finale, a fight between Tresean Gore and Bryan Battle.

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.

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> Flyweights- Malcolm Gordon (13-5, 1-2 UFC) vs. Denys Bondar (16-3, 0-0 UFC)

Bondar with a quick leg kick. Bondar with more leg kicks and then Gordon lands a combo that clips Bondar. Bondar gets a takedown. Gordon goes for an armbar but Bondar is able to escape. They scramble and Gordon has a headlock and it looks like Bondar is injured as he screams in pain and taps. This is all over as Bondar looks to have a broken arm.

Official Results- Malcolm Gordon def. Denys Bondar by submission (injury) at 1:22 of Round 1

> Welterweights- Jason Witt (19-7, 2-2 UFC) vs. Phil Rowe (8-3, 1-1 UFC)

Both looking for openings right away. Witt looking for a takedown against the fence and completes it. They scramble back up and Witt gets Rowe back to the mat. Witt in control from the top as he's trying to set up an arm-triangle choke as Rowe lands some body shots from the bottom. Both looking for openings on the mat and being warned about being stood up. Witt with body shots from the top. They get to their feet and Rowe lands a right hand and a left hook. 10-9 Witt.

Rowe with a right hand and a body kick as Witt is trying for a takedown against the fence. Witt has the back against the fence as Rowe is defending. They break and Witt throws a blitz of punches but not much connect. Rowe with a big combination and drops Witt with a right hand and the fight is over. What a finish by Rowe!

Official Result- Phil Rowe def. Jason Witt by TKO (punches) at 2:15 of Round 2

> Light Heavyweights- Jailton Almeida (14-2, 0-0 UFC) vs. Danilo Marques (11-3, 2-1 UFC)

Almeida goes straight for the takedown against the fence right away. He gets it with a slam and has body control on the mat. Almeida trying to get full back control. Almeida landing with some punches from the top and now he has the mount and is landing. He's trying for a choke while he lands big punches. This could be stopped soon. Full mount by Almeida and he's landing big punches. More and more big punches as Marques is trying to block but a barrage of hammerfists ends it. What a finish and performance from Almeida.

Official Result- Jailton Almeida def. Danilo Marques by TKO (punches) at 2:57 of Round 1

> Women's Bantamweights- Alexis Davis (20-11, 7-6 UFC) vs. Julija Stoliarenko (9-5-2, 0-3 UFC)

Stoliarenko tries a kick and slips to the mat and Davis quickly gets into her guard and lands some body punches. Stoliarenko grabs the arm and looks for an armbar and had it in deep but Davis is defending. Davis gets out and is back on top in the guard of Stoliarenko as both are landing on the mat. Stoliarenko looking for the arm again but Davis gets away and lands some more punches from the top. Stoliarenko lands an illegal upkick and we have a break in the action. They get back to action and Davis with more punches and elbows from the top. 10-9 Davis.

They trade to start the second. Both are landing punches and Davis lands a right hand. Stoliarenko is landing some solid punches. They both continue to land with Davis landing more. Davis with some calf kicks. Davis with more punches and calf kicks. Stoliarenko lands a nice combo. Davis with another leg kick. Stoliarenko with a high kick. Davis still pressuring but eats a nasty head kick from Stoliarenko. They trade late. Close round. 10-9 Davis, 20-18 Davis.

Davis with a leg kick. Stoliarenko with a nice combo ending with a left hook. Davis drops Stoliarenko with a right hand and gets on top. Davis lands from the top with some right hands. Davis still working from the top. Davis keeping control on the top and landing as Stoliarenko can't get out from the bottom. Davis with some big punches and elbows from the top. Davis ends on top. Good fight. 10-9 Davis, 30-27 Davis.

Official Result- Alexis Davis def. Julija Stoliarenko by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 30-27)

> Middleweights- Chidi Njokuani (20-7 1 NC, 0-0 UFC) vs. Marc-Andre Barriault (13-4 1 NC, 2-3 1 NC UFC)

Njokuani drops Barriault with a right hand and starts teeing off and it is all over. What a quick finish and a debut from Njokuani!

Official Result- Chidi Njokuani def. Marc-Andre Barriault by knockout (punches) at :16 of Round 1

> Featherweights- Hakeem Dawodu (12-2-1, 5-2 UFC) vs. Michael Trizano (9-1, 3-1 UFC)

Trizano trying to land the jab early as Dawodu lands a high kick. They trade in close range and Dawodu lands a leg kick. They trade jabs. Dawodu with a jab. Dawodu with a body kick. They trade leg kicks. They trade and Dawodu with a left hand to the body. Dawodu landing more as the round goes on. Dawodu with a jab and a calf kick. He lands two more calf kicks. Dawodu with a leg kick. Dawodu with the jab. He lands a left hand. Trizano with a combination and they clinch against the fence. Trizano lands a knee as they break. Dawodu with the jab. They trade left hands. Dawodu with some kicks. Trizano with a right hand. Dawodu with a right hand. 10-9 Dawodu.

Both landing the jab to start the second. Dawodu with a left hook and they trade kicks. Trizano with a punch that hurts Dawodu and Dawodu lands some punches as they clinch for a moment but break. Dawodu with a right hand and then lands the double jab. They trade and then clinch against the fence. They break and Dawodu with some more leg kicks. Trizano is landing some punches but the volume is very much on Dawodu's side as he lands a leg kick. Dawodu with the double jab and they clinch again. 10-9 Dawodu, 20-18 Dawodu.

They trade to start and quickly clinch up against the fence. They break and both land then Trizano gets a takedown. They work their way up and are tied up against the fence. They break and Dawodu lands a combo to the body. Trizano with a knee before they break. Dawodu with a right hand and then Trizano lands a right hand. They clinch again and Dawodu with some knees before they break. They clinch again and Dawodu with some short knees before they break. Trizano lands a right hand but eats a counter left hook from Dawodu. They clinch and Dawodu with a knee and Trizano lands an elbow as they break. Dawodu lands to the body then a jab. They clinch and trade knees. They break and both land. They trade at the end. 10-9 Dawodu, 30-27 Dawodu.

Official Result- Hakeem Dawodu def. Mike Trizano by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Bantamweights- Miles Johns (12-1, 3-1 UFC) vs. John Castaneda (18-5, 1-1 UFC)

Both are looking for openings early. Castaneda with a leg kick. Johns with a right hand. Johns with another right hand as Castaneda was coming in. Castaneda still trying to find an opening as Johns is circling around. Castaneda with a high kick but Johns blocks it. Castaneda with some leg kicks and Johns with a left hand. They're both landing as Johns is trying to find a power shot. Castaneda with a high kick and then lands two body kicks. 10-9 Castaneda.

They trade to start and then we have a groin strike and a timeout. They get back to action and Johns starts to land more. Castaneda lands a high kick. They get near the fence and trade in a heavy exchange. Johns with a right hand. Castaneda with a combo. Castaneda landing some good shots as Johns continues to back up. They both land some good shots and Castaneda rocks Johns with a punch. Johns is backing up and Castaneda gets a takedown. They get to their feet and Castaneda landing against the fence. Johns with a right hand. 10-9 Castaneda, 20-18 Castaneda.

Castaneda with a leg kick and Johns with a right hand. Castaneda hurts Johns with a right hand and Johns backs up. Castaneda with a big knee and he has Johns retreating. Castaneda lands a combo and a big knee and Johns falls to the ground. Castaneda gets on top and lands some punches and looks for an arm-triangle choke. He has it locked in and Johns is out! What a finish by Castaneda!

Official Result- John Castaneda def. Miles Johns by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 1:38 of Round 3

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> Featherweights*- Julian Erosa (26-9, 4-5 UFC) vs. Steven Peterson (19-9, 3-3 UFC)

*Peterson missed weight by 3 pounds, coming in at 149 pounds.

Peterson with a right hand and tries for a takedown against the fence. Peterson lands a right hand before they break. Erosa with a body kick. They trade leg kicks. Erosa with some kicks. They trade left hands and then Erosa lands some solid punches. Erosa coming forward and landing more. Peterson with a leg kick. Erosa with a jab. Erosa with a leg kick. They trade late and Erosa with a big combination at the end of the round. 10-9 Erosa.

They trade big shots to start the second. Erosa landing the right hand and it keeps hurting Peterson and Peterson is bloody. Peterson lands a right hand. Erosa with a high kick. Peterson lands a right hand just after Erosa lands a left. Peterson with the jab. Erosa with a leg kick. Peterson with a big right hand that wobbles Erosa. Peterson with some big right hands against the fence and somehow Erosa stays on his feet. Peterson with more big punches. Erosa lands a spinning back fist that puts Peterson to the mat for a second. He gets up and they trade and Erosa gets a brief takedown. They continue to trade and Erosa tries for a takedown but it gets stuffed though he lands a kick as they break. Peterson with the jab. They trade at the end. Crazy round. 10-9 Peterson, 19-19.

They're trading to start the third and Erosa pressing forward and lands a combo. Erosa gets a takedown and Peterson has the neck and is looking for a guillotine choke. They get to their feet and Peterson lands a right hand. Peterson with a combination then lands a hard right hand. They continue to trade and Peterson is getting the better of it. Peterson with a leg kick that trips Erosa up. Erosa lands a big right hand. They trade in close range and Peterson lands a knee. They trade left hands and Erosa gets a big takedown. Peterson goes for the guillotine but Erosa pops out and Peterson goes for an omaplata. Erosa is on top and Peterson landing from the bottom. They get to their feet. Erosa with a cartwheel kick at the end. Incredible fight. 10-9 Peterson, 29-28 Peterson.

Official Result- Julian Erosa def. Steven Peterson by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

> Middleweights- Tresean Gore (3-0, 0-0 UFC) vs. Bryan Battle (6-1, 1-0 UFC)

Battle with some leg kicks. They trade kicks. Battle with a leg kick. Gore with a big body kick. Gore with the jab. Battle with a leg kick. Gore with a high kick. Battle with a leg kick then a jab. Battle with a high kick. They trade leg kicks. Battle with more leg kicks then lands a combo. Battle with another combination. Gore with a right hand. Battle with some right hands and a body kick. Battle with some body kicks and a leg kick. Gore with a combination. 10-9 Battle.

Gore with some body kicks. Gore with a leg kick. Battle lands a couple of leg kicks. They trade punches. Battle with a leg kick followed by a right hand. Gore with a body kick. Gore lands a right hand that buckles Battle for a moment. They trade in close range. Gore with a big combination that stuns Battle. They trade and Battle goes for a takedown but Gore defends. They clinch and Gore with some knees. Battle goes for a takedown but Gore kind of defends it and they clinch again. Gore gets a takedown and is working in the half-guard. Gore ends the round on top. 10-9 Gore, 19-19.

Battle with a body kick. They both look for openings and Gore gets a takedown. They get to their feet and are battling in the clinch. They both look for position and Gore lands some punches as they break. Gore with a leg kick. They continue to battle for position in the clinch. They break and Gore with a combo. Battle shoots for a takedown but Gore defends. They break. Gore with a right hand. He lands another. Battle shoots for a takedown but Gore defends. Battle with some front kicks as they break. Battle with a high kick. Close fight. 10-9 Battle, 29-28 Battle.

Official Result- Bryan Battle def. Tresean Gore by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Light Heavyweights- Sam Alvey (33-16-1 1 NC, 10-11-1 UFC) vs. Brendan Allen (17-5, 5-2 UFC)

Allen with a leg kick. Alvey with a combo. Alvey backing up to the fence and Allen shoots for the takedown but Alvey defends. Allen with a body kick. Alvey with a quick combo. Alvey with a quick left hand. Alvey lands a left hand. They trade in close range. Allen with a leg kick. Allen lands a right hand and Alvey was wobbled and fell for a moment but got up at the end. 10-9 Allen.

Allen applying pressure and landing to start. Allen with some leg kicks. Allen with a leg kick and then a high kick that Alvey blocks. Alvey just barely misses an uppercut. Allen lands a left hand and Alvey goes down and Allen gets the back. He has a rear-naked choke locked in and Alvey taps! What a finishing sequence by Allen.

Official Result- Brendan Allen def. Sam Alvey by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:10 of Round 2

> Welterweights- Shavkat Rakhmonov (14-0, 2-0 UFC) vs. Carlston Harris (17-4, 2-0 UFC)

Harris with a leg kick as Rakhmonov lands a punch. Rakhmonov with a body kick. Both looking to land as Harris is swinging wildly. Rakhmonov with a spin kick to the body. They clinch and Harris with some foot stomps. Rakhmonov gets a nice judo takedown but Harris spins to his feet and they break. Rakhmonov with a spin kick that lands to the head and Harris goes down. Rakhmonov with some big right hands from the top and one lands that knocks Harris out cold! What a finish by Rakhmonov, wow!

Official Result- Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Carlston Harris by knockout (punch) at 4:10 of Round 1

> Middleweights- Punahele Soriano (8-1, 2-1 UFC) vs. Nick Maximov (7-0, 1-0 UFC)

Maximov going right away for the takedown after landing a right hand but Soriano defends. Maximov with a leg kick. Maximov lands a right hand and gets a brief takedown. They continue to work on the mat but Soriano gets to his feet and they break. Soriano with a left hand. Soriano lands a left, then defends a takedown and lands a knee on Maximov. Maximov tries for a takedown but gets the back of Soriano and jumps up on the back. He's working for a standing rear-naked choke and was close on it but Soriano broke free. Maximov lets go and drops down to grab a leg but Soriano is defending. They're scrambling on the mat and Soriano lands some hammerfists. Soriano with some more punches at the end. 10-9 Maximov.

Soriano lands a left hand and Maximov shoots for the takedown and they scramble and end up back on their feet. Maximov is trying to get the takedown but Soriano is defending. Soriano with a combo. Maximov lands a kick and then some punches. Soriano with a left hand and then some body shots as he defends a takedown attempt from Maximov. Maximov trying to get it down as he has the back and body lock against the fence. Maximov trying to get it down and Soriano landing elbows as he defends on the mat. They get to their feet and scramble back down as Soriano is trying to break free. Another close round. 10-9 Soriano, 19-19.

Maximov with a high kick and then gets a takedown. Maximov landing punches as he has the back of Soriano. They get to their feet. Maximov gets the takedown as he still has control of the body. They get up and Maximov gets it back down. He's trying for position and just holding Soriano down but Soriano not doing much. They get up and Maximov lands some knees. Maximov tries a takedown but Soriano lands some body punches. Soriano with some big body punches as Maximov was still trying for the takedown. 10-9 Maximov, 29-28 Maximov.

Official Result- Nick Maximov def. Punahele Soriano by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)

> Middleweights- #6 Jack Hermansson (22-6, 9-4 UFC) vs. #7 Sean Strickland (24-3, 11-3 UFC)

They trade jabs to start out. Strickland just throwing the jab. Hermansson with a leg kick. Hermansson shoots for a takedown against the fence. Hermansson gets the back of Strickland as he defends the takedown. They're tied up against the fence. They break to the center. Hermansson with a body kick. They trade leg kicks. Strickland with the jab. Strickland with a right hand. Strickland with the jab. Hermansson with a quick combo and leg kick. Close round. 10-9 Hermansson.

Hermansson coming forward and lands the leg kick. Strickland with the jab and a right hand. Strickland just primarily throwing the jab. Hermansson tries a takedown but Strickland defends. Strickland with a right hand. Hermansson with a solid combination. Hermansson with a body kick. Strickland with a right hand to the body. Hermansson with a leg kick. He lands another. Strickland with the jab. Hermansson with a right hand. Strickland with a right hand that drops Hermansson at the end. 10-9 Strickland, 19-19.

Strickland with the jab as both looking for openings to land. Hermansson with a leg kick. Hermansson lands another as Strickland is landing the jab. Strickland with a stiff jab. Strickland just working the jab. Hermansson with a body kick. They trade punches. Strickland with a body kick. They trade jabs. They continue to trade jabs as Hermansson lands a few body kicks. Strickland with a body kick. 10-9 Strickland, 29-28 Strickland.

They trade early to start the fourth and it's primarily Strickland landing the jab. Hermansson with some leg kicks. Strickland with a right hand. Hermansson with a right hand and a leg kick. Hermansson throws a combo and just misses on the strikes. Strickland still working the jab. Hermansson with a leg kick. Hermansson with a right hand. They trade jabs. Hermansson with a leg kick as Strickland landed a combo. 10-9 Strickland, 39-37 Strickland.

Hermansson landing some left hands early. Strickland with the jab as Hermansson lands a right hand. Hermansson with a leg kick then a body kick. Hermansson with a Superman punch. Strickland with a combination. Strickland with a right hand to the body. Hermansson with a combination. Strickland with a leg kick. Strickland with a right hand. Hermansson with an inside leg kick. Hermansson going for a takedown against the fence. Strickland defends and lands some punches after they break. They trade in close range. 10-9 Strickland, 49-46 Strickland.

Official Result- Sean Strickland def. Jack Hermansson by split decision (49-46, 47-48, 49-46)