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UFC Fight Night 99 live results: Gegard Mousasi vs. Uriah Hall 2

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2, eminating from The SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

This is the first of two UFC events today and the first time the Octagon has visited Northern Ireland since UFC 72 in June 2007. The event is headlined by a five-round middleweight bout as Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall meet in a rematch. Mousasi and Hall fought in September 2015, a fight dominated in the opening round by Mousasi. However, in the second round, Hall knocked out Mousasi with a spinning back kick in one of the biggest upsets in MMA in 2015. Mousasi has won three straight since then and is looking for revenge.

This event airs entirely on UFC Fight Pass and features a host of European fighters, including a co-main event pitting England's Ross Pearson against Scotland's Stevie Ray. Also on the main card is the UFC debut of former Bellator Heavyweight Champion Alexander Volkov, who takes on Timothy Johnson. In a strong preliminary card bout, it is a pair of former flyweight title challengers as Kyoji Horiguchi takes on Ali Bagautinov.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 12:30 PM eastern time with preliminary action all the way thru the main card.

Some additional coverage:
- UFC Fight Night 99 DFS Playbook

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> Charlie Ward (3-1, 0-0 UFC) vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan (6-0, 0-0 UFC)
Welterweights

Both men were making their UFC debuts. This didn't last long. They were throwing big fists early and Alhassan dropped Ward several times and then dropped him with a big right hand and finished it early as the referee stepped in. It was quite a slugfest and went less than a minute.

Official Result: Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Charlie Ward by knockout (punches) at :53 of Round 1

> Brett Johns (12-0, 0-0 UFC) vs. Kwan Ho Kwak (9-0, 0-0 UFC)
Bantamweights

Another fight with two men making their UFC debuts. Johns made the first round a grind, scoring six takedowns in the opening five minutes. Kwak had no answer for them and he couldn't get up from the bottom. There wasn't much action on the feet and a clear round for Johns. Johns rocked Kwak early in the second round, but instead of going for a finish, went back to the grinding takedown gameplan. It allowed Kwak to recover and they were trading. Johns threw a flying knee in while Kwak threw a spin kick. Johns rocked him again and took him down again. It was another round for Johns. Kwak came out firing in the third knowing he had to score a finish. Johns was eating punches but then went right back to taking Kwak down. Johns was just hitting him all over with punches from the top and Kwak had no answer. Kwak did tee off late on Johns but they survived the fight. Johns looked really good here and this was a good fight. I had it 30-27 Johns.

Johns won all three rounds on all three scorecards. All were good scores.

Official Result: Brett Johns def. Kwan Ho Kwak by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Marion Reneau (#15, 6-3, 2-2 UFC) vs. Milana Dudieva (11-4, 1-1 UFC)
Women's Bantamweights

This is Dudieva's first fight since giving birth. It was primarily a striking battle early until Dudieva got a takedown off a kick. They got back to their feet and Reneau landed some punches late. Reneau landing better gave her the round. Reneau came out pressuring Dudieva against the fence and took the back in the second. Dudieva got a judo throw. Reneau got up and hurt Dudieva against the fence with elbows and knees. Reneau almost finished Dudieva late. It was another round for Reneau. Reneau was pressuring in the third and got a takedown into mount. Reneau trapped her arms and was landing big punches until the fight was finally stopped. Reneau looked impressive in the third round. She called out Bethe Correia after the fight.

Official Result: Marion Reneau def. Milana Dudieva by TKO (punches) at 3:03 of Round 3

> Zak Cummings (19-5, 4-2 UFC) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (23-7-1, 2-3 UFC)
Welterweights (Cummings missed weight coming in at 172.8 pounds)

Neither man did a whole lot in the first as it was a lot of circling around and Cummings controlling the center of the Octagon. Cummings landed more but Yakovlev landed harder punches. It was close but I had it for Cummings. Not a whole lot happened in the second round as Cummings was landing. Yakovlev wasn't returning a lot of strikes and was more eating punches. Cummings threw off a takedown attempt from Yakovlev. Cummings then grabbed an arm and got in an armbar and Yakovlev quickly tapped out.

Official Result: Zak Cummings def. Alexander Yakovlev by submission (armbar) at 4:02 of Round 2

> Justin Ledet (7-0 1 NC, 1-0 UFC) vs. Mark Godbeer (11-2, 0-0 UFC)
Heavyweights

They were trading early and Ledet got a takedown. They got up and went back down as Godbeer drug it down to the mat by grabbing a leg. Ledet jumped on the back and locked in a rear-naked choke and Godbeer tapped out.

Official Result: Justin Ledet def. Mark Godbeer by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:16 of Round 1

> Anna Elmose (3-1, 0-1 UFC) vs. Amanda Cooper (1-2, 0-1 UFC)
Women's Strawweights

The first round was all striking on the feet until late. Cooper was more aggressive but Elmose did drop her as she was coming forward. Elmose landed some elbows from the top and cut Cooper open. Close until the end which got Elmose the round. They traded and Elmose slipped and Cooper almost capitalized but ended on her back. Cooper got a takedown and was controlling the top and landing punches. Cooper almost got an armbar late. It's even after two rounds. They were trading in the third with Cooper landing the better shots, mixing in kicks. Neither lady was making it a clear round for them when they were needing to. Cooper was mixing more and got a takedown late and that should seal her the fight. Solid fight from both, I had it 29-28 Cooper.

Cooper got the decision. One judge gave her all three rounds, which I don't see how that is possible with that first round.

Official Result: Amanda Cooper def. Anna Elmose by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

> Kevin Lee (13-2, 6-2 UFC) vs. Magomed Mustafaev (14-1, 2-0 UFC)
Lightweights

Mustafaev came out strong early but Lee got a takedown. Mustafaev threatened with a choke but Lee got out after another takedown. Mustafaev landed all kinds of spinning stuff and Lee got a takedown. Lee got a big slam late and the first round was his on the strength of takedowns. Lee got some more takedowns in the second. Mustafaev threatened with submissions but Lee would get positioning back when he found himself in trouble. Lee making it a grind but not really going for a finish. Then he got Mustafaev's back and locked in a choke and tapped him out. Strong showing by Lee against a tough opponent. Lee cut a passionate and colorful promo after the fight saying he's the best lightweight and he'd put Conor McGregor down. The crowd didn't like that, and McGregor is in attendance.

Official Result: Kevin Lee def. Magomed Mustafaev by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:31 of Round 2

> Kyoji Horiguchi (#4, 17-2, 6-1 UFC) vs. Ali Bagautinov (#8, 14-4, 4-2 UFC)
Flyweights

They traded early and Bagautinov got a brief takedown. Horiguchi got up and took the fight to the mat and had Bagautinov's back and was landing. Bagautinov got up and scored a big takedown. They got up and Horiguchi landed a big punch. Close round I had for Horiguchi. Both men were looking for an opening in the second and Horiguchi found it by stunning Bagautinov with a left hand. Horiguchi landed follow punches and forced the fight into a grind. Horiguchi took the fight down and landed more and landed more on the feet. I had the second round a little more clear for Horiguchi. They came out swinging in close range. Horiguchi was getting the better of the striking and Bagautinov went for the takedown but it was defended. He went for it again but again it was stuffed. Horiguchi separated and landed some good punches at the end. Solid fight and I had it 30-27 Horiguchi.

Straight 30-27 scores for Horiguchi.

Official Result: Kyoji Horiguchi def. Ali Bagautinov by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Magnus Cedenblad (14-4, 4-1 UFC) vs. Jack Marshman (20-5, 0-0 UFC)
Middleweights

Marshman dropped Cedenblad early with a left hand. Cedenblad recovered and scored a big takedown. Cedenblad controlled with big punches from the top, opening a cut on Marshman's eye. Marshman had no answer to getting up from the bottom. Nice comeback in the round from being rocked for Cedenblad as he took round one. Marshman came out and landed another big left hand that hurt Cedenblad. Marshman is getting the better of the striking battle. Marshman landed a big right hand and then dropped Cedenblad with another and swarmed on him with a bunch of punches before the referee stepped in and stopped the fight. Impressive finish by Marshman as he was in trouble in the first.

Official Result: Jack Marshman def. Magnus Cedenblad by TKO (strikes) at 3:32 of Round 2

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> Artem Lobov (12-12-1 1 NC, 1-2 UFC) vs. Teruto Ishihara (9-2-2, 2-0-1 UFC)
Featherweights

They were trading and Ishihara got a brief takedown. Lobov landed a big right hand and then another. Ishihara was mixing his strikes while Lobov was primarily punching. Ishihara landed a couple of kicks. Lobov landed a big right hand and a left hook that rocked Ishihara. Lobov hurt him again late with a kick and punches. Lobov got the first round. Lobov rocked Ishihara again with some punches. They were trading kicks and Lobov was landing his punches. Ishihara slowing down a lot. Ishihara landed a big left hand. Lobov landing at will and Ishihara started to run away. Both men starting to land solid shot. Lobov has more volume. Lobov's leg kicks making the difference and he's controlling the center better. Lobov got the second round as well. Ishihara visibly tired. Lobov landing the left hand and front leg kick at will. Ishihara then rocked Lobov with a left hand and dropped Lobov. Ishihara right into the guard and landed some punches. They got back to their feet. Lobov stuffed a takedown and then got a takedown himself late in the fight. Lobov ended the fight strong on top. I give Ishihara the last round though. Overall, I have it 29-28 Lobov. Good fight, Conor McGregor came into the cage to congratulate Lobov.

Lobov got the decision winning on all scorecards.

Official Result: Artem Lobov def. Teruto Ishihara by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

> Tim Johnson (#14, 10-2, 2-1 UFC) vs. Alexander Volkov (26-6, 0-0 UFC)
Heavyweights

Volkov is a former Bellator champ making his UFC debut. They traded early and Volkov rocked Johnson with several right hands and pushed him into a clinch. Johnson then rocked Volkov with a big right hand uppercut and is looking for the finish. Johnson giving Volkov a lot of time to recover. Johnson landing big from the top. Volkov got to his feet and Johnson is bleeding badly from his nose. They survived the round, which I give to Johnson. Johnson landed some big punches to start the second but Volkov answered back. Johnson got a brief takedown but they got up. Johnson is landing short punches and Volkov isn't doing much. Johnson landed a big right hand on a break of a clinch. Both men are tired. Johnson got the second round. The third starts off with both landing and landing knees in a clinch. The fight has slowed considerably. Volkov landed a big knee to the gut. This fight has turned into a very boring one. Johnson went for a takedown but Volkov landed a knee. Third round to Volkov. I have it 29-28 Johnson.

Volkov got the decision, winning two rounds on two scorecards. Johnson won all three rounds on the other scorecard. I'm not so sure about this decision at all.

Official Result: Alexander Volkov def. Tim Johnson by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

> Ross Pearson (19-12 1 NC, 11-9 1 NC UFC) vs. Stevie Ray (19-6, 3-1 UFC)
Lightweights

Pearson is on his fifth UFC fight this year. Ray getting the better of the striking through the first 90 seconds. They traded leg kicks. Pearson landed an uppercut and Ray followed with a leg kick. They traded big leg kicks. A lot of circling around and Pearson with a body kick. They traded body kicks. Ray got a big slam late and grabbed the back and landed a knee. I think that got him the round. Ray with the first on my scorecard. Ray came out landing kicks. Pearson has been unable to really get a groove going. Ray doing a good job of circling around and he shot for a takedown. They trade leg kicks. Ray definitely using his range well. They're just trading with neither man having a clear power edge. Ray has just a little more volume and connection on his strikes. Ray landed a big body kick. Close round but I had it for Ray with him winning both. The pace slowed down and Ray was keeping Pearson off balance with his movement. Ray landed some big body kicks. Ray landed a glancing head kick. Pearson having trouble connecting. Ray landing big leg kicks. They traded kicks late. This one will be interesting as rounds were close but I had it 30-27 Ray.

Two judges had the same score, 30-27 for Ray. One judge had it 30-27 for Pearson. I don't see how that score is possible.

Official Result: Stevie Ray def. Ross Pearson by split decision (27-30, 30-27, 30-27)

> Gegard Mousasi (#5, 40-6-2, 7-3 UFC) vs. Uriah Hall (#10, 12-7, 5-5 UFC)
Middleweights

Hall was landing leg kicks early and Mousasi landed a nice jab that snapped Hall's head back. Hall landed a spin kick right to the chin, much like their first fight. Hall missed another spin kick attempt. Mousasi got a takedown and started landing a lot of punches. Hall was eating them and the referee stepped in and stopped the fight. First round finish and win for Mousasi. Mousasi then said he's coming for the title. This is his last fight on his current UFC contract.

Official Result: Gegard Mousasi def. Uriah Hall by TKO (punches) at 4:37 of Round 1