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UFC 237 live results: Namajunas vs. Andrade, Anderson Silva in action

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC 237: Namajunas vs. Andrade, emanating from the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Octagon heads back to Brazil for the second time in 2019, this time for a pay-per-view event with a title fight on top and a card filled with past champions and both future and current members of the UFC Hall Of Fame.

In the main event, UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Rose Namajunas heads into enemy territory to defend her title for the first time in 13 months when she takes on top contender Jessica Andrade. Namajunas is coming off back-to-back wins over former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, but has been out of action since April 2018. Meanwhile, Andrade gets her second crack at winning UFC gold, riding a three-fight win streak over Claudia Gadelha, Tecia Torres and Karolina Kowalkiewicz.

In other main card action, former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva returns to Brazil looking to get back in the win column when he takes on rising contender Jared Cannonier. Also, former two-time UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo goes for three straight wins as he looks to derail the rise of Alexander Volkanovski, winner of 16 straight fights.

In preliminary card action, light heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira looks to get his second straight win when he battles Ryan Spann, and former UFC Lightweight and Welterweight Champion and UFC Hall Of Famer BJ Penn looks to get his first win since 2010 when he takes on long-time UFC veteran and fan favorite Clay Guida.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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> Talita Bernardo (#15, 6-3, 1-2 UFC) vs. Viviane Araujo (6-1, 0-0 UFC)
Women's Bantamweights

Araujo took this fight earlier this week and normally fights at 115 pounds. They trade kicks. Araujo with a right hand that backs Bernardo up. Araujo with a body kick. Araujo with a leg kick. Bernardo misses her punches and Araujo counters with a right. Bernardo with a left hook to the body. Araujo definitely quicker. They trade right hands. Araujo with a right hand. Bernardo tries a body kick but Araujo catches the leg and throws her to the mat but lets her up. Bernardo with a high kick followed by a right hand. Bernardo tries a takedown but it gets stuffed and Araujo ends up on top in the half-guard. Araujo switches to the back and lands some punches but time runs out. 10-9 Araujo.

Araujo starts with a leg kick. They trade punches and Bernardo lands the right hand. Bernardo with a leg kick but eats a counter right from Araujo. Araujo lands a hard right hand and just misses a second one. Araujo with a right hand but Bernardo lands a counter right hand as well. Araujo with a right hand. Bernardo with a leg kick and shoots for a takedown but Araujo defends. Bernardo working hard against the fence but gave up her back and Araujo escapes. Araujo now gets a takedown on Bernardo after Bernardo lands some punches. Araujo with some punches from the top before Bernardo pushes her off. They stand up. Bernardo lands some heavy punches at the end. 10-9 Araujo, 20-18 Araujo.

Bernardo lands a flurry of punches to start the third. Araujo then lands a hard right hand. They trade in the picket and Araujo then lands a massive right hand that knocks Bernardo out. One punch and Bernardo was done. Impressive finish and performance by Araujo.

Official Result- Viviane Araujo def. Talita Bernardo by knockout (punch) at :48 of Round 3

> Raoni Barcelos (13-1, 2-0 UFC) vs. Carlos Huachin (10-3-1, 0-0 UFC)
Bantamweights

Both firing away right at the start. Barcelos with a leg kick. Huachin lands a left hand. They trade in very close range. Huachin with a left hand. Huachin looking for the knockout punch. Huachin with a left hand. They trade punches. Barcelos with a leg kick. They continue to trade punches. Huachin with a leg kick. Huachin lands another left hand. They trade again at the end. 10-9 Huachin.

They continue to trade punches and kicks to start the second. Huachin is landing the better punches. Barcelos drops Hauchin with a right hand and Barcelos scrambles to his guard and is landing from the top. Barcelos teeing off with big punches from the top. Huachin is moving around trying to escape but Barcelos has him pinned down. Barcelos gets the back and is landing punches but slides back to the top and has a no-arm guillotine in. Barcelos lets go and is back on top. Barcelos gets to the mount and is looking to set up a choke as he has hooks in. Barcelos still landing from the top now landing elbows and the fight is stopped. Big finish by Barcelos there.

Official Result- Raoni Barcelos def. Carlos Huachin by TKO (strikes) at 4:49 of Round 2

> Luana Carolina (5-1, 0-0 UFC) vs. Priscila Cachoeira (8-2, 0-2 UFC)
Women's Flyweights

Carolina with a huge knee to the body. Cachoeira lands a right hand. They clinch. Carolina with a couple of knees to the body then they break. They trade punches. Carolina with a leg kick. Carolina with a left hand and then a knee. Carolina lands a couple of elbows. They trade kicks. Cachoeira with a right hand and she chases Carolina around the Octagon. Carolina with some knees. Carolina with a head kick and Cachoeira with some right hands. Carolina cut under her eye. Cachoeira chasing her around and eating punches and kicks as she does so. They clinch and trade knees. 10-9 Carolina.

They trade kicks. Carolina lands another head kick but Cachoeira fires back with some right hands. Carolina with a combo and she resets. They trade and Carolina with a body kick and Cachoeira with a right hand. They clinch against the fence. Carolina drops Cachoeira with a head kick and goes for a finish but Cachoeira grabs her and takes her down. Carolina now looking for a submission as she has an arm and a reverse triangle. Carolina had the armbar but Cachoeira escapes. They scramble up and Carolina lands a knee to the face as they were getting up and it looked illegal. They get back to action and clinch and Carolina lands elbows and knees. Carolina with more head kicks and punches. Carolina grabs the neck and jumps to guard but Cachoeira defends. Carolina locks in a reverse triangle but Cachoeira escapes to her feet. They trade at the end. 10-8 Carolina, 20-17 Carolina.

Carolina landing kicks and punches as she circles around. Carolina with a spinning back fist. Cachoeira trying to catch her but she has slowed down. Cachoeira with a big right hand. Carolina with a knee to the body as she circles away to reset. Carolina still landing punches and Cachoeira has eaten some big shots. Cachoeira has zero striking defense as she is just eating punches. Carolina with another head kick followed by a knee. They trade and Cachoeira with a big left hand. 10-9 Carolina, 30-26 Carolina.

Official Result- Luana Carolina def. Priscila Cachoeira by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

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> BJ Penn (16-13-2, 12-12-2 UFC) vs. Clay Guida (34-18, 14-12 UFC)
Lightweights

Penn landing left hands but Guida coming out aggressive. Penn with a combo. Penn with a left hook. Penn with the jab. Guida lands a left hand. Guida with a leg kick and then a head kick. Guida with a leg kick. They trade punches. They trade again. Penn hasn't found himself in trouble yet. Guida with the left hook. Penn lands a right hand. They trade punches and Penn lands an uppercut. Penn with the jab at the end. 10-9 Penn.

Guida with a leg kick. Guida lands a left hand. Penn slowing down a little. Penn with a left hook. They trade low kicks. Penn with a right hand to the body. They trade and Guida with a leg kick. Penn with the jab and another jab. Guida with a head kick. Guida now shoots for a takedown against the fence. Penn defends but eats a combo from Guida against the cage. Guida with an elbow. Guida with body punches. They break and Penn lands the jab. Guida with a leg kick. Guida hurts Penn with a high kick and then lands punches in the clinch. Guida with a takedown late in the round and finishes on top. 10-9 Guida, 19-19.

Guida hurting Penn with punches and lands a big uppercut. Guida landing punches and they clinch against the fence. Guida with body punches and lands an elbow over the top. Guida dropping down and looking for a takedown. They break and Guida knocks Penn down with a right hand. Penn gets right back up and Guida back looking for the takedown. They break and Guida landing punches. Penn does land an uppercut. Penn is tired. Guida with big punches in dirty boxing range. They trade hard punches and Guida drops back down looking for the takedown. They break. Guida with a head kick. 10-9 Guida, 29-28 Guida.

Official Result- Clay Guida def. BJ Penn by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

> Warlley Alves (12-3, 6-3 UFC) vs. Sergio Moraes (14-4-1, 8-3-1 UFC)
Welterweights

Alves with a couple of leg kicks. Alves with a high kick. Alves with another leg kick. Moraes tries a kick but Alves grabs it but lets go. Alves circling around and lands another leg kick. Moraes lands an uppercut and a right hand. Alves back with another leg kick. Moraes with a right hand. Alves with more leg kicks. Alves with an eye poke and a brief timeout. Moraes with a low kick. Alves tries a flying knee but misses. 10-9 Alves.

They are trading kicks and Moraes' leg is swollen. Alves with more leg kicks and then goes high with a head kick. Alves with more leg kicks. Alves with a combo and then back to a leg kick and Moraes finally partially checks the kick. Alves with a left hand but Moraes lands a harder counter left hook. Alves just misses a right hand but lands a body kick. Alves with a right hand. Alves with another leg kick. Alves with a body kick and a right hand to the body. 10-9 Alves, 20-18 Alves.

Moraes bringing pressure to start the third. Moraes lands a left hand but eats a counter combo from Alves. Alves with a left hand to the body and hurts Moraes. Alves with a combo. Alves with an uppercut. Alves with the jab and then a right hand against the fence. Alves with another right. Alves with another combo. Alves with a spin kick. Alves with a body kick. Moraes is tired. Alves then lands a flying knee and knocks him out with a vicious uppercut. What a finish by Alves as he looked really good tonight.

Official Result- Warlley Alves def. Sergio Moraes by knockout (punch) at 4:13 of Round 3

> Thiago Moises (11-3, 0-1 UFC) vs. Kurt Holobaugh (17-6 1 NC, 0-3 UFC)
Lightweights

Moises landing kicks and Holobaugh is firing back with punches against the fence and looks for a single leg. Holobaugh lets go and they get back to the center. They trade punches and Holobaugh back looking for a takedown against the fence. Moises then scores on a takedown and is in the half-guard. Holobaugh looking for a kimura from the bottom but can't find it. Moises with an elbow from the top and then another. Moises gets into the full guard of Holobaugh and lands some punches. Moises controls to end the round. 10-9 Moises.

They trade kicks and Moises with a right hand. Moises lands a head kick and Holobaugh walks right through it and pushes Moises against the fence. Holobaugh with a knee to the body as they switch positions. Moises gets a takedown and into the guard of Holobaugh. Moises grabs the neck as Holobaugh works to his feet. They break to the center. Holobaugh pushes Moises up against the fence. Moises with an elbow after they break. Holobaugh with some punches and he gets Moises against the fence. Moises with a couple of elbows but Holobaugh fires back an uppercut. Holobaugh with body punches. Holobaugh with a flurry late. 10-9 Holobaugh, 19-19.

Holobaugh with a right hand. Moises just misses a front kick. Moises with a spin kick and both land punches. Moises with a leg kick that drops Holobaugh and Moises quickly gets into the half-guard. Moises trying to get the hook in but Holobaugh able to scramble to his feet and lands a punch. Moises then gets another takedown and is in the guard. Moises with an elbow. Moises then gets the back and has a choke locked in tight but Holobaugh somehow escapes as he chases the leg. Holobaugh finishes the takedown as he eats elbows from Moises. Moises gets to his feet and gets a big takedown. Moises finishes on top. 10-9 Moises, 29-28 Moises.

Official Result- Thiago Moises def. Kurt Holobaugh by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

BREAKING: UFC President Dana White has announced that Nate Diaz will face Anthony Pettis in the co-main event of UFC 241 on August 17 in Anaheim, California. The fight will be at 170 pounds.

> Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (23-8, 6-5 UFC) vs. Ryan Spann (15-5, 1-0 UFC)
Light Heavyweights

They are trading early. Spann gets a takedown and passes to side control but Spann gets into the mount and has an arm-triangle locked in tight. Nogueira defending well off his back. Spann lets go and lands an elbow and they scramble up. Nogueira lands a left hand. Spann then lands a straight right hand and drops Nogueira with a huge left hand and finishes it with one more punch on the ground. Great knockout win by Spann.

Official Result- Ryan Spann def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira by knockout (punch) at 2:07 of Round 1

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> Irene Aldana (#11, 9-4, 2-2 UFC) vs. Bethe Correia (#13, 10-3-1, 4-3-1 UFC)
Women's Bantamweights* (Correia missed weight by 5 pounds)

Correia missed weight by a lot. They feel each other out early on. Correia misses a right hand but lands one. Both women being patient. Aldana lands a right hand. Correia lands a counter punch. Aldana lands the jab. Correia with a leg kick but misses a spinning back fist. Aldana with a combo. Correia with a left hand. Correia lands a right hand. Aldana with a combo. Aldana lands the jab. Correia with a left hook. Aldana with a right hand and then another as she tags Correia at the end. 10-9 Aldana.

Aldana lands a left hand. Aldana with a right hand to the body. Correia lands a right hand. Aldana with a combo. Correia with a right hand and a kick and then an overhand right. Correia with another right hand. They trade in close range. Aldana has been throwing the same combos and Correia has adjusted. They are throwing more now. Correia lands a combo after Aldana lands a left to the body. Correia lands a hard right hand. Correia with a right hand. Correia lands more and then Aldana lands at the end. 10-9 Correia, 19-19.

Aldana lands to start the third. Aldana lands a right hand. Aldana with another right hand that lands clean. They are both landing and Correia backs Aldana up with a right hand and then lands some more. Correia with a combo but Aldana blocks the right hand. Aldana with a right hand. Aldana lands a punch. Correia goes for a takedown but misses it and they go to the mat and Aldana gets the back and locks in an armbar and Correia taps! Great finish by Aldana in a very close fight to take the judges out of it.

Official Result- Irene Aldana def. Bethe Correia by submission (armbar) at 3:24 of Round 3

> Thiago Alves (23-13, 15-9 UFC) vs. Laureano Staropoli (8-1, 1-0 UFC)
Welterweights

Staropoli with a jump kick. Staropoli with another kick. Staropoli with a high kick then a leg kick. Alves with a leg kick but Staropoli with a counter high kick. Staropoli with a spin kick. Alves is cut open on the hairline. Staropoli lands a combo but Alves with a leg kick. Staropoli with a leg kick but misses a spin kick. Alves being really patient and not doing a whole lot. Staropoli misses a flying knee against the fence. Alves with a body kick and then a leg kick and lands a hard right hand at the end. 10-9 Staropoli.

They trade kicks. Staropoli now throwing different shots. Alves with a right hand and a leg kick. Alves with a body kick. Staropoli with a right hand and Alves stumbles down but gets up. Staropoli gets his back and takes the fight back to the mat. They get up and break away. Staropoli with a combo. Staropoli with a couple of body shots. He lands a right hand. Alves with a right. Alves with a body kick. 10-9 Staropoli, 20-18 Staropoli.

They both come out swinging and Alves takes Staropoli down. They get up and break. Staropoli with a body punch. He lands a combo but Alves counters with a leg kick. Staropoli now landing to the body and then throws a kick to the head. Staropoli with a combo. Alves with an inside leg kick and then lands an uppercut. Alves with a leg kick. Staropoli with a right hand. Alves with a body kick. Alves hurts Staropoli with a knee to the face and Staropoli is on the retreat. Alves with a leg kick. Alves with the left hook and then a leg kick. Alves turning it up at the end. Alves lands a knee. Alves with a huge punch at the end. Close fight. 10-9 Alves, 29-28 Staropoli.

Official Result- Laureano Staropoli def. Thiago Alves by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

> Jose Aldo (#1, 28-4, 10-3 UFC) vs. Alexander Volkanovski (#4, 19-1, 6-0 UFC)
Featherweights

Volkanovski with some low kicks to start. Volkanovski with more low kicks as neither man is doing much in the first two minutes. Volkanovski with more leg kicks. Aldo with some body punches. They trade leg kicks. Volkanovski with some more kicks. Aldo with the double jab. Aldo with a hard right hand. Aldo with a low kick. Volkanovski lands a right hand. They trade and clinch. Aldo with a jumping knee. Volkanovski with a body kick and with a left hand at the end. 10-9 Volkanovski.

They trade to start the second. Volkanovski with a leg kick. Aldo with a combo. Aldo with the jab and Volkanovski stumbles a little. Aldo with a knee to the body. Aldo with a looping left hand. Volkanovski with a left hand. Time out as Aldo got poked in the eye. Back to action and Aldo is landing more. They clinch as Volkanovski was eating some punches. Volkanovski with some knees against the fence. They remain clinched but break. Aldo with a left hand. They trade in close range. Aldo with a knee to the body. 10-9 Volkanovski, 20-18 Volkanovski.

They trade to start the final round. Volkanovski lands a right hand. Volkanovski clinches and pushes Aldo against the fence and gets away with grabbing the fence. They break. Volkanovski with a body kick. Volkanovski working and landing punches as Aldo is looking for a knockout shot. Volkanovski with a combo. They clinch against the fence again. Volkanovski staying busy landing knees to the legs of Aldo. They ride it out there. 10-9 Volkanovski, 30-27 Volkanovski.

Official Result- Alexander Volkanovski def. Jose Aldo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Jared Cannonier (#10, 11-4, 4-4 UFC) vs. Anderson Silva (#14, 34-9 1 NC, 17-5 1 NC UFC)
Middleweights

Cannonier stalking Silva around the Octagon. Cannonier with some leg kicks. Silva with a hard body kick. Cannonier just misses a right hand. Cannonier with a leg kick. Silva with a leg kick and then a jumping switch kick. Cannonier lands a few right hands and they clinch. Silva with a slicing elbow. Cannonier lands a combo as they break. They trade kicks. Silva with a body kick. They trade leg kicks. Cannonier lands a right hand and then ducks under a right hand from Silva. Silva with a left hand and then a high kick. Cannonier then lands a leg kick and Silva goes down in pain and Herb Dean quickly stops the fight. Silva is hurt bad and screaming out in pain and Cannonier gets the win. Biggest win of the career for Cannonier. Silva might have blown out his knee.

Official Result- Jared Cannonier def. Anderson Silva by TKO (kick) at 4:47 of Round 1

> Rose Namajunas (C, 8-3, 6-2 UFC) vs. Jessica Andrade (#1, 19-6, 10-4 UFC)
UFC Women's Strawweight Championship

Namajunas with quick punches to start as she moves in and out. Namajunas with a right hand. She is light on her feet. Namajunas landing punches and Andrade is cut open. Andrade lands a punch that stuns her. Namajunas with a fast jab. She lands a combo. Namajunas is tagging Andrade. Andrade gets a slam but Namajunas has the arm looking for an armbar. Andrade slammed her right into the armbar but Andrade escapes and they break. Namajunas with a brief takedown. Namajunas back to the jab. Andrade with a couple of leg kicks. Namajunas with a combo. Namajunas drops Andrade with a knee and Namajunas gets into her guard. They get up and Namajunas had the neck but they break. Andrade lands a right hand. Namajunas lands a combo. They are both firing. 10-9 Namajunas.

Andrade with some leg kicks to start the second. They are both swinging. Andrade now landing punches but Namajunas lands a counter left. Namajunas is landing the jab and Andrade is trying to land a power right hand. Andrade with a leg kick and she's opening up more. Namajunas lands a left hand. Andrade with a flurry out of range but lands a knee as they clinch. Andrade with a big slam that knocks Namajunas out cold! What a crazy finish. Andrade picked Namajunas up and dropped her right on her head and Namajunas went out. We have a new strawweight champion.

Official Result- Jessica Andrade def. Rose Namajunas by knockout (slam) at 2:58 of Round 2, Andrade wins the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship