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UFC on ESPN+ 59 live results: Johnny Walker vs. Jamahal Hill

A light heavyweight battle between sluggers Walker and Hill headlines in Las Vegas.
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Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC On ESPN+ 59: Walker vs. Hill, emanating from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Octagon is back inside the UFC APEX this weekend with a late-notice light heavyweight main event between two guys who like to slug it out on the feet.

Tenth-ranked light heavyweight Johnny Walker and twelfth-ranked Jamahal Hill square off in the night's five-round main event. They're a late replacement for the headline spot as the original main event, a lightweight bout between Rafael Dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev, was pushed back a few weeks due to visa issues. Walker is looking to get back into the win column while Hill is looking for his second straight win.

Also on the main card is a middleweight bout between Kyle Daukaus and Jamie Pickett, a heavyweight bout pitting Parker Porter against Alan Baudot, a lightweight bout that sees Jim Miller extend his record for most all-time UFC fights against Nikolas Motta, and a middleweight slugfest between Joaquin Buckley and Abdul Razak Alhassan.

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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> Bantamweights- Mario Bautista (8-2, 2-2 UFC) vs. Jay Perrin (10-4, 0-0 UFC)

Perrin is making his debut. Bautista with a leg kick then a jumping knee as Perrin grabs him and pushes him against the fence. Bautista lands a knee as they break. Bautista lands a high kick and then a leg kick and a combination. Perrin lands some shots and they clinch against the fence. They trade knees and Bautista lands to the body. Bautista drags it down briefly. They break. Bautista lands a right hand. They trade left hands. Perrin gets a takedown but Bautista gets it right back up as they clinch against the fence. 10-9 Bautista.

They trade to start the second and Perrin with a leg kick. Bautista with a flying knee and Perrin grabs him and pushes it against the fence. Bautista gets a takedown but they scramble up and Perrin lands as they break. Bautista gets another takedown but they pop right back up. They break and Bautista lands a knee in close range and Perrin lands a combination. They trade kicks late. Close round. 10-9 Bautista, 20-18 Bautista.

They trade kicks early in the third as Bautista is circling around and lands a right hand. Bautista goes for a takedown against the fence and Perrin is defending well and lands some knees to the legs. They clinch and Bautista lands some elbows that do damage and he has the back and is landing punches. They get up and both are trying to control the underhooks. Bautista lands a knee and gets a big takedown. He starts landing some elbows and punches as Perrin gives up his back. They stand and Bautista with some foot stomps. Bautista with some late knees. Great showing by Bautista. 10-9 Bautista, 30-27 Bautista.

Official Result- Mario Bautista def. Jay Perrin by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

> Featherweights- Jonathan Pearce (11-4, 2-1 UFC) vs. Christian Rodriguez (7-0, 0-0 UFC)

They both land before tying up against the fence. Pearce is trying to get the fight down and he does but Rodriguez has the neck and is looking for a guillotine choke. It is in deep and Pearce is fighting hard to get out. Pearce somehow escapes. Pearce takes the back and they scramble with both reversing. Pearce has the back and looks to roll for an arm-triangle choke. Pearce lands right hands from the back and is trying to set up a choke. Pearce has the back as the round ends. 10-9 Pearce.

They trade punches to start the second. Pearce fakes a takedown attempt. Rodriguez lands a right hand. Pearce landing leg kicks as Rodriguez is landing punches and Pearce gets a takedown. Pearce gets the back and Rodriguez goes for an armbar but Pearce escapes and still has the back as they remain on the mat. Pearce goes for a rear-naked choke but lets go. They stand and Rodriguez gets Pearce off his back and lands a big combination at the end. 10-9 Pearce, 20-18 Pearce.

They trade to start the third and Rodriguez lands a big right hand and Pearce shoots for the takedown. They scramble and are on the mat and Rodriguez gets the back of Pearce. They get up and Rodriguez lands a big elbow as they break. Pearce makes a desperation takedown attempt and scores on it. Pearce gets the back and looks for a rear-naked choke. Pearce gets an arm-triangle choke locked in for a second but Rodriguez gets out and Pearce gets back on the back. Pearce ends on the back. 10-9 Pearce, 30-27 Pearce.

Official Result- Jonathan Pearce def. Christian Rodriguez by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

> Bantamweights- Chad Anheliger (11-5, 0-0 UFC) vs. Jesse Strader (5-2, 0-1 UFC)

Strader with an inside leg kick. Strader with a high kick then another leg kick. Strader gets a takedown. He gets the back of Anheliger as they're at the fence. They get to their feet and Anheliger with a jab. Anheliger with a leg kick. Strader gets another takedown and escapes a guillotine attempt from Anheliger. They get to their feet and Anheliger lands some knees. Anheliger then lands a right hand. They trade knees in the clinch. Anheliger with a front kick to the body. Fun round. 10-9 Strader.

Strader with a body kick then a leg kick. Strader landing leg kicks as Anheliger is pressing forward. Strader with a left hand. Anheliger lands a right hand and Strader goes to the mat and Anheliger gets on top. Anheliger lands from the top and they scramble to the feet. They clinch for a moment and Anheliger lands on the break. Anheliger lands more as they're battling on the feet. They trade knees. Anheliger tries a cartwheel kick and lands a right hand on the end. Another fun round. 10-9 Anheliger, 19-19.

Both throwing the jab to start the third. Strader tries for a takedown and has the back standing against the fence. They break. Strader with a body kick. He lands a leg kick. Anheliger with a right hand. Anheliger lands a right hand. Anheliger drops Strader with a big punch and gets on top and starts landing big punches from the mount and it is over. Great finish by Anheliger and Strader isn't happy at all.

Official Result- Chad Anheliger def. Jesse Strader by TKO (punches) at 3:33 of Round 3

> Women's Strawweights- Diana Belbita (14-6, 1-2 UFC) vs. Gloria de Paula (5-4, 0-2 UFC)

Belbita with a leg kick. They trade punches. de Paula with the jab. Belbita with a right hand. de Paula lands some punches. Belbita with a combination. de Paula counters and Belbita with a shot to the body. Belbita with an overhand right. They clinch against the fence. They both land knees with Belbita landing more before they break. Belbita with a combination to the body. de Paula with a leg kick after Belbita lands to the body. Belbita with a leg kick. Belbita with a left hand to the body then a combo. de Paula lands a combo in return. Belbita with a leg kick. de Paula grabs the body and looks for a takedown against the fence. 10-9 de Paula.

They trade to start the second and Belbita with some leg kicks and an overhand right.de Paula with the jab and lands a right hand. Belbita with a combo but de Paula covers up and de Paula lands a right hand. They trade jabs. They clinch against the fence. Both looking for positioning. They break and both land punches. They tie up and land knees against the fence. de Paula gets it down and lands a knee to the body. They get to their feet and break. Belbita with a right hand. de Paula with a head kick and Belbita with a late head kick. 10-9 de Paula, 20-18 de Paula.

de Paula goes for a takedown to start the third but Belbita defends. They break and both are landing and we have a timeout for an eye poke on de Paula. de Paula gets a takedown. They get up and remain clinched and are trading knees. de Paula has the advantage in that she has Belbita against the fence but they're both landing the same amount of knees. They break. de Paula with the jab and Belbita with a right hand and de Paula with a right hand. They're both landing and Belbita lands a right hand. Belbita with a leg kick late. Fun last round. 10-9 Belbita, 29-28 de Paula.

Official Result- Gloria de Paula def. Diana Belbita by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Featherweights- Chas Skelly (18-3 1 NC, 7-4 UFC) vs. Mark Striegl (18-3 1 NC, 0-1 UFC)

Striegl lands a leg kick. Striegl with a body kick and Skelly lands a combination and they clinch against the fence. Skelly has the body lock and is working hard for the takedown as Striegl is defending. Skelly gets it down and is in the guard of Striegl. Skelly with some body punches from the top. Skelly still landing to the body from the top as Striegl lands a few elbows and is keeping his guard closed. Skelly postures up and ends up back on top and has the body as the round ends. 10-9 Skelly.

Striegl with a leg kick. Skelly gets the back and scores the takedown and has the back on the mat. Striegl is able to scramble up but Skelly still has the body lock. They break. Striegl with a left hand. Skelly with a short uppercut. Striegl lands an elbow. Skelly lands a knee that drops Striegl and then Skelly starts landing punches and gets the finish. What a finish by Skelly, who has said this is his retirement fight.

Official Result- Chas Skelly def. Mark Striegl by TKO (knee & punches) at 2:01 of Round 2

> Women's Bantamweights- Jessica-Rose Clark (11-6 1 NC, 4-2 UFC) vs. Stephanie Egger (6-2, 1-1 UFC)

Clark lands and they clinch right up against the fence and Clark has the advantage. Egger reverses position and tries for a takedown but Clark defends. Egger gets the takedown but they get up and Clark gets a takedown but they get right back up. Egger gets another takedown and then is able to find an armbar and gets Clark to tap. Nice finish by Egger as she gets the upset.

Official Result- Stephanie Egger def. Jessica-Rose Clark by submission (armbar) at 3:44 of Round 1

> Featherweights*- Gabriel Benitez (22-9, 6-5 UFC) vs. David Onama (8-1, 0-1 UFC)

*Benitez missed weight by 2 pounds.*

Benitez with a leg kick. Onama lands a nice right hand. Benitez with a leg kick and then a left hand and another. Benitez with a combo to the body and Onama lands a left hand. Benitez with a leg kick and then another. They trade jabs. They are both landing and Benitez is landing the better shots. Benitez with a leg kick. Onama with a body kick followed by a left hand. They trade in close range. Benitez rocks Onama with a shot and starts to land as he lands to the body. Onama tries for a takedown and gets it for a brief second. Onama pushes it against the fence but they break. Benitez with a leg kick. Onama lands some counter shots that hurt Benitez. Benitez with a body kick. Onama lands a combo as he's moving forward. Benitez with a body kick and Onama lands a left hand and then starts teeing off and knocks Benitez out cold with a flurry. What a finish by Onama!

Official Result- David Onama def. Gabriel Benitez by knockout (punches) at 4:24 of Round 1

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> Middleweights- Joaquin Buckley (13-4, 3-2 UFC) vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan (11-4, 5-4 UFC)

Buckley with a body kick. Alhassan with a leg kick. Buckley lands a left hand. Alhassan just misses a head kick. Alhassan lands a right hand. Alhassan throws a right hand and Buckley ducks under and scores a takedown. They get up and Alhassan lands an elbow. Buckley with a high kick that Alhassan blocks and Alhassan lands a big right hand. Buckley gets a takedown. They get to their feet and both land some hard punches. Buckley lands a left hand. Buckley tries a late takedown but Alhassan defends and they both land punches at the end. 10-9 Buckley.

Buckley with an inside leg kick. Alhassan with a leg kick. Buckley shoots for a takedown and they scramble around and get to their feet. Buckley with a combination. Buckley with a body combination. Alhassan with a combo against the fence. Buckley with a combination and a high kick. Buckley with a combo against the fence as he's attacking the body and Alhassan is covering up. Alhassan lands a big elbow. Buckley gets a takedown and ends the round on top. 10-9 Buckley, 20-18 Buckley.

Both throwing punches but neither landing to start the third. Buckley lands a left hand. Alhassan gets a takedown and lands some big right hands. He lands a couple more but Buckley is able to get to his feet. Alhassan lands a left hand. Alhassan gets a takedown. Alhassan lands some punches from the top. They start to get up but Alhassan drags it back down. Alhassan is in the half-guard and lands some punches. Alhassan with more punches from the top to end the fight. 10-9 Alhassan, 29-28 Buckley.

Official Result- Joaquin Buckley def. Abdul Razak Alhassan by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

> Lightweights- Jim Miller (33-16 1 NC, 22-15 1 NC UFC) vs. Nikolas Motta (12-3, 0-0 UFC)

They're trading punches to start the fight. Motta lands a right hand that hurts Miller. Miller lands a left hand. Miller with a leg kick. Miller with a combo ending with a leg kick. Miller with a leg kick and they trade in close range. Miller with a Superman punch and he pushes Motta against the fence. Miller with a leg kick that trips Motta up. Miller had a strong close to the round. 10-9 Miller.

Motta lands a right hand. Miller with an inside leg kick. Miller with another leg kick. Motta with a leg kick. Miller with an inside leg kick. Motta with a body kick. Miller drops Motta with a punch and gets on top and starts landing big punches and it is stopped. What a finish by Miller! That is his 23rd UFC win, which ties Donald Cerrone for most all-time.

Official Result- Jim Miller def. Nikolas Motta by TKO (punches) at 1:58 of Round 2

> Heavyweights- Parker Porter (12-6, 2-1 UFC) vs. Alan Baudot (8-2 1 NC, 0-1 1 NC UFC)

They're trading to start the fight and both are landing punches before they clinch against the fence. Baudot with a knee. They break. Baudot with the jab. Baudot with a combo and lands some uppercuts. Porter with an elbow in the clinch. They trade and Porter gets a late takedown. 10-9 Baudot.

Baudot lands some punches and Porter lunges in with some punches. Porter with some leg kicks. They clinch and Porter lands some knees but they break. They trade and Porter goes for a takedown against the fence. They go to the mat and Baudot was on top but they get up. Porter is able to get the back and lands some punches. They get to their feet. Porter with a left hand and a leg kick. Porter shoots for a takedown but they clinch against the fence. Porter lands an elbow on the break. Porter with a leg kick. 10-9 Porter, 19-19.

Porter with a leg kick and Baudot lands a combo. Porter lands a couple of left hands and then a leg kick. Baudot lands a left hand. They trade punches and Porter with a leg kick. They're trading in close range and Baudot lands some good punches. They clinch and Porter gets a takedown and is in the half-guard. Porter gets to the mount and is landing punches from the mount. Porter with big elbows from the top at the end. 10-9 Porter, 29-28 Porter.

Official Result- Parker Porter def. Alan Baudot by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> 195-pound Catchweights- Kyle Daukaus (10-2 1 NC, 1-2 1 NC UFC) vs. Jamie Pickett (13-6, 2-2 UFC)

They trade leg kicks to start. Daukaus shoots for a takedown as he has the single leg. Daukaus gets the takedown. Pickett has the neck as they're both battling for position. Daukaus gets his head out. They get to their feet and are tied up against the fence. Daukaus gets the fight back to the ground but they get back up. They're tied up and Daukaus lands some punches as they break and Pickett circles away. Daukaus rushes in and scores another takedown. Daukaus has a D'Arce choke locked in and Pickett looks to have tapped right before the horn sounded to end the round. What a crazy finish.

Official Result- Kyle Daukaus def. Jamie Pickett by submission (D'Arce choke) at 4:59 of Round 1

> Light Heavyweights- #10 Johnny Walker (18-6, 4-3 UFC) vs. #12 Jamahal Hill (9-1 1 NC, 3-1 1 NC UFC)

Walker with a body kick then a hard leg kick. He lands another leg kick. Hill with a body kick. They both land some punches. Walker with a leg kick. Walker with another leg kick. They trade punches. They clinch against the fence and Walker trying for a takedown. They break and trade punches. Walker with a body kick. Hill with a leg kick. Hill then lands a right hand to the temple and Walker goes down and then a follow-up shot puts the lights out cold. What a finish by Hill.

Official Result- Jamahal Hill def. Johnny Walker by knockout (punch) at 2:55 of Round 1