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UFC 223 live results: Khabib vs. Iaquinta, Namajunas vs. Jedrzejczyk

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC 223: Khabib vs. Iaquinta, emanating from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

What a last few days it has been for the UFC.

The event is headlined by a bout for the UFC Lightweight Championship as Khabib Nurmagomedov, sporting a perfect 25-0 record, is taking on Al Iaquinta, in a fight that was put together just 24 hours ago. Iaquinta replaced Max Holloway, who was pulled from the fight due to concerns with his weight cut, just days after Holloway replaced Interim UFC Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson, who was forced to pull out this past Sunday due to a knee injury.

Nurmagomedov and Iaquinta both look to capture the championship, which is expected to be stripped from current UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor at the event. Nurmagomedov looks for the impressive 26th straight win, while Iaquinta looks to shock the world and win his sixth straight fight.

In the co-main event, UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Rose Namajunas makes her first title defense against the woman she defeated to become the champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Jedrzejczyk not only is looking to regain the championship, but she's also looking to erase the first loss on her record. Namajunas looks to stake her undisputed claim as the woman to beat at 115 pounds.

Also on the main card, featherweights Renato Moicano and Calvin Kattar do battle, featherweight Zabit Magomedshapirov looks for his eleventh straight win against Kyle Bochniak, and bonus king Joe Lauzon looks for another one as he takes on Chris Gruetzemacher in lightweight action. The preliminary card is headlined by women's strawweights Karolina Kowalkiewicz, looking for her second straight win, going against Felice Herrig, winner of four straight fights.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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> Devin Clark (8-2, 2-2 UFC) vs. Mike Rodriguez (9-2, 0-0 UFC)
Light Heavyweights

Clark landed a good combo to start and gets a takedown after they clinch. They get to their feet. They trade knees in the clinch. They are broken up and Rodriguez dropped Clark with a leg kick but Clark got right back up and they clinch against the fence. Rodriguez with some punches inside the pocket. Clark trying a takedown in the clinch but being defended and they break. Rodriguez with a flying knee and Clark is able to grab him and get a takedown. Clark in side control. He gets into the full guard. Rodriguez gets to the fence but Clark is able to keep him down and lands some punches and a knee to the body. Stong finish to the round for Clark. 10-9 Clark.

Rodriguez with a body kick. Rodriguez with another after a straight left. They clinch and Rodriguez hurts Clark with an elbow on the break. Clark looking tired. Rodriguez with a left hand and another leg kick. They are clinched and Rodriguez with a hard knee to the body. They remain clinched against the fence. They break and Clark lands a body kick but eats a combo. Clark lands a left hook and gets a takedown and lands a bunch of punches but Rodriguez gets to his feet. They clinch and Clark lands some. He may have stolen it late again but I give the round to Rodriguez. 10-9 Rodriguez, 19-19.

Both guys look tired. Clark shoots for an early takedown but it is defended. They are clinched and battling for position. Clark gets Rodriguez down and takes the back. Clark lands punches from the back. They get to their feet. Clark gets another takedown and is working in the full guard of Rodriguez. Clark with a knee to the body. They get to their feet. Rodriguez with a knee to the body. Clark with more punches in controlling position. Clark definitely gets the last round and might have gotten all three. 10-9 Clark, 29-28 Clark.

Official Result- Devin Clark def. Mike Rodriguez by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

> Bec Rawlings (7-7, 2-4 UFC) vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith (5-3, 2-3 UFC)
Women's Flyweights

Evans-Smith with a leg kick and they trade inside the pocket. Evans-Smith with some kicks. Evans-Smith with a good series of punches. Rawlings unable to get anything going. Rawlings with a leg kick and they trade punches. Evans-Smith with a spin kick and Rawlings lands a right hand. They trade punches. They clinch and Evans-Smith with some good knees to the body. Evans-Smith lands a good combo but Rawlings lands a right hand. Evans-Smith with a late takedown. 10-9 Evans-Smith.

Evans-Smith with a front kick followed by a leg kick. Evans-Smith with a body kick and one to the leg. They trade punches and Rawlings landed a good right hand. Rawlings with another right hand. She is starting to land more. Rawlings with more right hands and is landing the jab. Evans-Smith with some punches in close range. Rawlings landing more punches but Evans-Smith starting to land more. Evans-Smith with a spinning back fist. Evans-Smith misses a late takedown. Close round. 10-9 Evans-Smith, 20-18 Evans-Smith.

Evans-Smith with some low kicks and then a combo. Evans-Smith with a body kick but Rawlings counters with a right hand. They trade and Evans-Smith looking to land an elbow but lands a kick instead. Evans-Smith with some more kicks. They trade punches. Evans-Smith lands some punches. Rawlings just misses a big right hand but lands to the body. They trade in the pocket. Rawlings landing more punches and looking to steal the round. Evans-Smith with a combo at the end. Rawlings with some punches at the end. 10-9 Evans-Smith, 30-27 Evans-Smith.

Official Result- Ashlee Evans-Smith def. Bec Rawlings by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Evan Dunham (#14, 18-6-1, 11-6-1 UFC) vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier (10-2, 6-2 UFC)
Lightweights

Dunham landed a solid combo followed with a left hand to start the action. They traded. Aubin-Mercier was landing and then landed a big knee to the body that dropped Dunham and finished him off with a few more punches on the ground. Big and impressive win for Aubin-Mercier.

Official Result- Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Evan Dunham by TKO (knee & punches) at :53 of Round 1

> Karolina Kowalkiewicz (#4, 11-2, 4-2 UFC) vs. Felice Herrig (#8, 14-6, 5-1 UFC)
Women's Strawweights

They are trading early. Kowalkiewicz with a right hand and Herrig counters with a right hand. They trade in close range. Herrig with a flush left hand that lands big. They trade punches. Herrig lands some nice punches. They traded big punches in close range and clinched. Herrig had double underhooks and was working hard for a takedown but it was defended. Kowalkiewicz with some big punches and they clinch and Herrig lands a big knee to the body. Kowalkiewicz tried to roll for a kneebar but Herrig was able to get into the guard. Kowalkiewicz used a triangle to sweep to the top and ended the round in the guard of Herrig. 10-9 Kowalkiewicz.

They trade punches early. Herrig with a leg kick but Kowalkiewicz with a knee to the body. They trade in close range. Kowalkiewicz with a big knee to the body and an elbow. They trade punches. They each land big strikes and Kowalkiewicz hurt Herrig with a big elbow. Kowalkiewicz lands a spinning back fist. Kowalkiewicz with some elbows in the clinch. They break the clinch. Kowalkiewicz grabs the thai clinch and lands some knees and elbows. They clinch against the fence. They trade punches. Kowalkiewicz with a couple right hands at the end. 10-9 Kowalkiewicz, 20-18 Kowalkiewicz.

Herrig lands a right hand. They trade punches. Kowalkiewicz with a leg kick. Herrig with a left jab. Kowalkiewicz lands a right hand. Kowalkiewicz lands a solid combo and is slipping away from Herrig trying to counter. Kowalkiewicz with an elbow. Herrig with a slow leg kick followed by a left hand. Kowalkiewicz with a right hand but Herrig counters with a hard left hand. They trade punches and Herrig lands a body kick. Herrig with a leg kick and lands a big left hand that rocks Kowalkiewicz. They clinch and Herrig tries for a takedown. She had Kowalkiewicz rocked but went for the clinch instead of capitalizing. They break and have a wild exchange at the end. Close final round. 10-9 Kowalkiewicz, 29-28 Kowalkiewicz.

Official Result- Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Felice Herrig by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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> Joe Lauzon (27-14, 14-11 UFC) vs. Chris Gruetzemacher (13-3, 1-2 UFC)
Lightweights

Lauzon comes out firing early with some good punches. Lauzon with some more punches. Lauzon with a good elbow. Lauzon goes for a takedown but Gruetzemacher sprawls and ends up in the guard of Lauzon. Gruetzemacher landing some punches as Lauzon is looking to grab the leg and looking for a heel hook. They get to their feet. Lauzon with a front kick. Gruetzemacher lands some punches in the clinch range. Lauzon with an elbow over the top. Gruetzemacher landing some punches. They trade in close range. Lauzon lands some punches. Gruetzemacher with some big punches and a big uppercut. Gruetzemacher with some big punches at the end. 10-9 Gruetzemacher.

Gruetzemacher pressing forward to start the second and is landing punches. Lauzon shoots for a takedown but is unable to get it. Lauzon bleeding under his right eye. Gruetzemacher with some punches to the body and is landing lots of punches and has Lauzon on the ropes. Grueztemacher with some hard punches and a knee. They trade punches. Lauzon lands a big combo. Gruetzemacher with some body punches. Lauzon keeps firing back. Grueztemacher lands a good combination. Grueztemacher with some hard strikes at the end and Lauzon is a bloody mess. 10-8 Gruetzemacher, 20-17 Gruetzemacher.

Lauzon's corner threw in the towel after the fight and Gruetzemacher gets the win by corner stoppage after the second round.

Official Result- Chris Gruetzemacher def. Joe Lauzon by TKO (corner stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2

> Zabit Magomedshapirov (14-1, 2-0 UFC) vs. Kyle Bochniak (8-2, 2-2 UFC)
Featherweights

Bochniak being very aggressive early on. Bochniak looking to land the punches. Bochniak lands a right hand after a Magomedshapirov leg kick. Magomedshapirov lands a left hook. They are throwing big punches. Magomedshapirov with a big body kick. Bochniak lands a right hand. Magomedshapirov with a spin kick to the body. Bochniak lands the jab but Magomedshapirov comes back with a spin kick and a jumping switch kick. Magomedshapirov with a head kick and then a spinning back fist. Magomedshapirov with a hard right hand at the end. 10-9 Magomedshapirov.

Bochniak comes out with a combo to start the second. Magomedshapirov with a body kick. Magomedshapirov grabs the back and is looking for a takedown. Magomedshapirov gets the takedown but they get back to their feet. Magomedshapirov lands some punches but Bochniak lands some of his own. Magomedshapirov with a leg kick. Magomedshapirov with an uppercut and then gets a big takedown into side control. He flips to the full guard of Bochniak. They scramble to their feet. Magomedshapirov with a body kick. Bochniak goes for a takedown but it is defended. Zabit with a spinning back fist at the end. 10-9 Magomedshapirov, 20-18 Magomedshapirov.

They both come out swinging to start the third round. Magomedshapirov lands a left hook. Magomedshapirov with a spin kick to the body and he then gets a takedown. Bochniak is bleeding heavily from the side of his head as Magomedshapirov has his back. Magomedshapirov gets the fight back to the mat and is in the full guard of Bochniak. Bochniak able to scramble to his feet. Magomedshapirov grabs the back again but Bochniak able to shake him off as they get to their feet. Bochniak coming forward in the final minute. Magomedshapirov lands a left hand. Bochniak tagged Zabit. Bochniak lands a few punches towards the end. Zabit with a spinning back elbow. They have a slugfest at the end of the fight with both landing. A tremendous fight. 10-9 Magomedshapirov, 30-27 Magomedshapirov.

Official Result- Zabit Magomedshapirov def. Kyle Bochniak by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

> Renato Moicano (#11, 11-1-1, 3-1 UFC) vs. Calvin Kattar (#13, 18-2, 2-0 UFC)
Featherweights

They trade early. Moicano with a leg kick. Moicano with a leg kick and Kattar also lands a leg kick. Kattar with a left hand. They land left hands at the same time. Slow pace to this fight. Moicano lands a right hand and then follows with a body kick. Moicano with a leg kick and then another. He lands another leg kick. Moicano lands the jab. Moicano with another inside leg kick. They trade wild punches. Moicano lands a right hand. Kattar isn't checking the leg kicks. 10-9 Moicano.

Moicano with a big flurry of punches ending with a body kick. Kattar unable to land any punches. Moicano with a leg kick. Moicano with a head kick. Moicano with a leg kick followed by a straight right hand and then follows with some more leg kicks. Moicano with a leg kick and Kattar lands a right hand. Kattar lands a left hand. Moicano with some more leg kicks. He keeps attacking the legs. Moicano with another inside leg kick. Kattar can't stop the leg kicks. 10-9 Moicano, 20-18 Moicano.

Moicano tries a leg kick but Kattar grabs it and Moicano goes to the mat for a brief second. Moicano lands a big right hand. Moicano with a leg kick. Moicano with a solid combination. Kattar trying to jab but Moicano ducking away. Moicano with a big combination ending with a body kick. Moicano with another inside leg kick. Moicano with more big combinations and he lands a big right hand. Moicano with an uppercut and he keeps swarming on Kattar. Kattar lands a right hand but Moicano back with leg kicks. Moicano with a big right hand and a nasty elbow. Moicano cruising to the win here. 10-9 Moicano, 30-27 Moicano.

Official Result- Renato Moicano def. Calvin Kattar by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

> Rose Namajunas (C, 7-3, 5-2 UFC) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (#1, 14-1, 8-1 UFC)
UFC Women's Strawweight Championship

Jedrzejczyk with a leg kick. Jedrzejczyk with a combo. Namajunas controlling the distance right now and using good footwork. Namajunas lands a right hand. They trade punches. Jedrzejczyk with a leg kick. She lands another. Namajunas lands a good combo. They trade punches. They trade again. They trade once again. Jedrzejczyk with a leg kick. Namajunas lands a good combo and then lands a big right hand. Jedrzejczyk with a body kick. They trade in close range. Namajunas with a left hand but Jedrzejczyk counters with a right hand. They trade big punches at the end. Close round. 10-9 Namajunas.

Namajunas lands a solid combo to start the second. Jedrzejczyk lands a hard jab. Jedrzejczyk with a leg kick. Namajunas lands a left hand. Namajunas lands another big left hand. Jedrzejczyk with a hard leg kick. Namajunas with a combo. They clinch and Jedrzejczyk with a knee to the body and she lands a left hand on the break. Namajunas did poke her in the eye but the referee missed it. Namajunas with a left hand. They clinch and both landing inside the clinch. Jedrzejczyk with some knees in the clinch. 10-9 Namajunas, 20-18 Namajunas.

Namajunas clips Jedrzejczyk early but Joanna smiles at her. Jedrzejczyk just misses a head kick. She lands an inside leg kick. Jedrzejczyk lands a big combo and a leg kick. Jedrzejczyk with a head kick followed by a right hand. Joanna with another leg kick but it is checked. Jedrzejczyk lands a left hand and then two hard leg kicks. They trade punches. Jedrzejczyk with a hard leg kick. They trade punches. Jedrzejczyk with another leg kick. Jedrzejczyk lands a right hand and then follows up with a combo. Joanna coming on strong now. 10-9 Jedrzejczyk, 29-28 Namajunas.

Jedrzejczyk with a hard inside leg kick. She lands another leg kick. Jedrzejczyk lands a right hand. Left hand to the body from Jedrzejczyk. Namajunas has slowed down while Joanna has picked up her pace. Jedrzejczyk with another leg kick. Namajunas lands a right hand. Jedrzejczyk with a high kick followed by a left hand. Joanna lands another left hand. They trade punches. Jedrzejczyk lands a combo. Namajunas' left leg is big-time red. Jedrzejczyk lands another leg kick and Namajunas wobbles. Namajunas lands a punch. They trade punches. Jedrzejczyk with another inside leg kick. This is going to be interesting headed to the final round. 10-9 Jedrzejczyk, 38-38.

Jedrzejczyk with a couple of big leg kicks. Namajunas lands the left hook. They trade punches. Namajunas with a right hand. They trade right hands. They are trading big punches and Jedrzejczyk with a knee. They trade kicks. Jedrzejczyk with a left hand. She lands again. They trade again. Jedrzejczyk with an inside leg kick. Joanna with a right hand. They trade right hands. Jedrzejczyk with a head kick. Joanna with a combo and then another. Jedrzejczyk with a high front kick. This is super close. Jedrzejczyk lands a couple of left hands. They exchange and Namajunas gets a late takedown. They both hit each other on the mat. Close fight.10-9 Namajunas, 48-47 Namajunas.

Official Result- Rose Namajunas def. Joanna Jedrzejczyk by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46), Namajunas remains the UFC Women's Strawweight Champion

> Khabib Nurmagomedov (#2, 25-0, 9-0 UFC) vs. Al Iaquinta (#11, 13-3-1, 8-2 UFC)
UFC Lightweight Championship

Khabib goes for a takedown but Iaquinta slips away. Nurmagomedov gets the leg and gets a takedown. Iaquinta gives up the back but he is able to scramble up. Khabib with another takedown. He gets into the mount. They get to their feet. Khabib talking trash while punching Iaquinta. Khabib has the back as they are on the mat. Nurmagomedov gets another takedown. Nurmagomedov landing lots of punches as Iaquinta gets up but they go back down. 10-9 Nurmagomedov.

Iaquinta lands a right hand. Iaquinta ducking under Nurmagomedov's punches. Nurmagomedov dives for the single leg but Iaquinta gets away. For a moment, though, as Khabib gets a takedown. Nurmagomedov with some ground and pound. Khabib gets the back. He lands some punches. Nurmagomedov gets him back down. Khabib has the back and has the neck and is looking for the choke but Iaquinta escapes. Khabib still has the back and is still working for the choke. Iaquinta survives the round again. 10-8 Nurmagomedov, 20-17 Nurmagomedov.

Slow start to the third round. They trade punches and Khabib with a big body kick. Nurmagomedov with some left hands. Iaquinta taunting Khabib. Nurmagomedov lands a right hand. Iaquinta lands a right hand that stuns Khabib. Iaquinta lands another. They are trading. Nurmagomedov is landing the jab and not looking for a takedown. They are talking to each other. Khabib with a leg kick and Iaquinta counters with a right hand. Nurmagomedov with a combo. Better round for Iaquinta. 10-9 Nurmageomedov, 30-26 Nurmagomedov.

Nurmagomedov landing the jab early. Khabib went for a single leg but Iaquinta got away. Iaquinta lands a right hand. Nurmagomedov with the jab. They are trading punches. Khabib misses another takedown attempt. Khabib with a leg kick and then follows it up with a combo. Nurmagomedov with the jab. Khabib misses all of his attack. Iaquinta goes for a takedown but lands a left hand after Khabib escapes from him. Khabib with a right hand. Nurmagomedov lands a combo. Iaquinta lands a right hand. Khabib is slowing down. Iaquinta lands a right hand. Nurmagomedov with a combo followed by a head kick. 10-9 Nurmagomedov, 40-35 Nurmagomedov.

Nurmagomedov goes for a takedown but Iaquinta gets away. Iaquinta with a left hand to the body and one to the head. Iaquinta lands a left hand. Iaquinta lands a combo. He lands another left hand. Iaquinta is landing the punches and is working to find an opening to finish. Nurmagomedov goes for a takedown but Iaquinta defends it. Nurmagomedov landing some punches and Khabib with a flying knee. Khabib takes Iaquinta down, his first takedown since round two. Nurmagomedov with some punches from the back. They get to their feet. They go back down and Nurmagomedov works for the choke.Iaquinta survives the fight. 10-9 Nurmageomedov, 50-44 Nurmagomedov.

Official Result- Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Al Iaquinta by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-43, 50-43) to become the UFC Lightweight Champion