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UFC on ESPN+ 2 live results: Assuncao-Moraes, Aldo-Moicano

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC On ESPN+ 2: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2, emanating from Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil.

The Octagon heads back to Fortaleza for the first time since 2017 for the second event to air on ESPN+ with a bantamweight main event that has title shot implications, and the next fight for a future UFC Hall Of Famer in the co-main event.

Third-ranked bantamweight Raphael Assuncao takes on fourth-ranked bantamweight Marlon Moraes in the night's five-round main event. It is a rematch of a June 2017 meeting at UFC 212, which Assuncao won by close split decision. That was in the midst of Assuncao's current four-fight win streak, while Moraes has won three straight since, and both are looking to solidify their case for being the next in line for a title shot at 135 pounds.

In the co-main event, former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo guns for his second straight win as he takes on Renato Moicano, who is on the cusp of a title shot and could get it with a win over the future Hall Of Famer. Also on the main card is a welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Lyman Good, and a lightweight bout that sees Charles Oliveira take on David Teymur.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 5 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.


> Magomed Bibulatov (#11, 14-1, 1-1 UFC) vs. Rogerio Bontorin (14-1 1 NC, 0-0 UFC)
Flyweights* (Bibulatov missed weight by 1 pound)

They feel each other out early on. Bibulatov landed a body kick followed by a spinning back fist. They clinch and Bibulatov got a judo trip takedown into side control. Bontorin tried for an omaplata but Bibulatov escaped and they got to their feet. Bibulatov with a wheel kick followed by a combo but Bontorin fires back with a hard combo. Bontorin got a sweep into mount and transitioned to the back and is looking for a choke on Bibulatov. Bontorin with some punches from the back. Bontorin looking for the choke once again. Bibulatov escapes and gets Bontorin into his guard. Bibulatov able to get to his feet and lands a spin kick followed by a combo. Bibulatov with a body punch followed by a body kick. Bibulatov with a combo to the body. Those are hurting Bontorin. Bibulatov with a late combo. 10-9 Bontorin.

Bibulatov with another spin kick. They continue to trade punches and they clinch for a moment with neither able to score a takedown. Bibulatov gets a clinch against the fence but they break and Bibulatov gets a warning about grabbing the shorts. Bibulatov just misses a hook kick. Bontorin takes the center and lands a combo. Bibulatov lands a couple of body punches. Bontorin lands a big left hand. Bibulatov with a spin kick to the body and just misses a flying knee as they clinch. Bibulatov gets Bontorin to the ground and goes into his guard and lands some punches but Bontorin escapes to his feet. Bibulatov lands a hook kick but eats a right hand counter from Bontorin. Bibulatov with a big spin kick right before the buzzer. 10-9 Bibulatov, 19-19.

Bibulatov with a body kick. Bibulatov is finding more openings as Bontorin is circling around the Octagon. Bontorin just out of range. Bontorin lands a good combo. Bibulatov just misses a head kick. Bibulatov with some more punches to the body. He backs Bontorin up to the fence with punches and grabs the body looking for the takedown. They trade knees in the clinch. Bibulatov with a knee on the break and lands a good combo. Bontorin getting wild on his feet. They clinch against the fence but break. They trade and Bontorin gets a brief takedown and takes the back with thirty seconds left. Bibulatov with a backwards punch. Bontorin looks for a late choke but time runs out. 10-9 Bontorin, 29-28 Bontorin.

Official Result- Rogerio Bontorin def. Magomed Bibulatov by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

> Ricardo Ramos (12-1, 3-0 UFC) vs. Said Nurmagomedov (#12 FLW, 12-1, 1-0 UFC)

Nurmagomedov with a leg kick. Nurmagomedov with a high kick followed by another leg kick. Ramos just misses a spin kick. Nurmagomedov with a leg kick. He lands a spin kick that backs Ramos up. Ramos just misses a spinning elbow. Nurmagomedov with a spinning back fist. They trade punches and then Nurmagomedov lands a spin kick and hurts Ramos with a head kick and starts teeing off with punches and finishes Ramos off! Wow. Big finish by Nurmagomedov.

Official Result- Said Nurmagomedov def. Ricardo Ramos by TKO (kick, punches) at 2:28 of Round 1

> Geraldo de Freitas (11-4, 0-0 UFC) vs. Felipe Colares (8-0, 0-0 UFC)

They trade kicks. They trade leg kicks. Colares with a leg kick. Freitas with a leg kick and then comes with a nice combo. Freitas with the jab and then a combo to the body. Colares lands a left hand and they clinch. Freitas with a body kick and then a big right hand. Colares trying for a takedown and picks Freitas up and slams him down and takes the back as they get to their feet. Freitas shakes him off and gets on top and then takes the back as they stand. They scramble to the mat with Colares on top. Freitas reverses position as they get to their feet. Freitas gets a takedown and passes to half-guard. They try to scramble up. Freitas steps over to half-guard and then to side control. Freitas looking for the kimura but Colares escapes to the top and lands some punches and elbows to end the round. 10-9 de Freitas.

Freitas right away with a body kick. Freitas with a combo that rocks Colares and he starts to tee off. Colares has a big cut open. Freitas with a takedown as Colares has the neck to stall. Freitas gets to the full mount. Colares is giving up his back as he eats a big right hand. Freitas looking for a choke. Colares reverses position and is in the guard now. Both battling for position on the mat. Colares now in side control as he moves back to the guard. Freitas not doing much from the bottom. Freitas gets to his feet and gets the advantage in the clinch. Colares with a knee before they break. Colares with a high kick. Colares breathing heavy. Freitas with a late takedown. 10-9 Colares, 19-19.

They trade big punches to start the third round. Freitas tries for a Superman punch and then gets a takedown. Colares able to get to his feet and Freitas has the advantage in the clinch against the fence. Freitas with a knee. Freitas with a combo ending with a knee and lands another knee. Freitas with a combo and then scores a takedown. Freitas moves to side control and Colares gives up his back. Colares gets Freitas back to his guard. Freitas steps over into full mount. They scramble to their feet. Both are tired. Freitas lands a big combo and then gets a takedown. He is messing up by getting takedowns as Colares is hurt on his feet. Colares gets the back of Freitas. Colares isn't doing much with the back. He does land a knee and some punches at the end. 10-9 de Freitas, 29-28 de Freitas.

Official Result- Geraldo de Freitas def. Felipe Colares by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

> Junior Albini (14-4, 1-2 UFC) vs. Jair Rozenstruik (6-0, 0-0 UFC)

Rozenstruik with a quick leg kick. Albini gets a clinch and takes Rozenstruik down right away. Albini in the half-guard. Rozenstruik trying to explode from the bottom as Albini looks for the kimura. Rozenstruik did block it as Albini lets go. Albini gets to full mount. Rozenstruik with some good defense on the bottom and they scramble to their feet. Albini gets a sloppy takedown and takes the back of Rozenstruik. Rozenstruik able to reverse into the guard but then stands up. Albini lands a big right hand. They clinch. Albini with a body kick. They clinch for a moment. They trade punches. Rozenstruik with a big right hand that rocks Albini. They trade kicks at the end. 10-9 Albini.

Albini with some low kicks. Rozenstruik with a big right hand and then a head kick that drops Albini and he finishes him off with some punches on the ground. Wow. Big finish by Rozenstruik in his UFC debut.

Official Result- Jair Rozenstruik def. Junior Albini by TKO (strikes) at :54 of Round 2

> Thiago Alves (22-13, 14-9 UFC) vs. Max Griffin (14-5, 2-3 UFC)

Alves with a big leg kick to start. They trade early. Griffin wobbles Alves with a big combo. Alves is hurt and Griffin lands some punches and gets a brief takedown but they get up. Griffin with a combo and goes to the body. He's landing the jab nicely. Alves with a leg kick and Griffin counters with a right hand. Griffin with a right hand. Griffin with another combo to the body and lands a knee to the body. Alves with a leg kick. They trade punches. Alves lands a left hand as he comes forward. Alves with a body kick and then another. They trade big shots and Griffin lands a knee to the body of Alves. They trade punches. Griffin with a hook to the body and Alves counters with a jab. Alves with a high kick. Griffin with a big knee to the body and then drop Alves with a right hand and the round ends before he can finish. 10-9 Griffin.

Alves with a leg kick. They trade in close range. They trade punches and Alves lands a hard right hand. Griffin with a left hand. They trade and Alves lands a right hand. Alves with a leg kick and left hand. Griffin popping off the jab. Alves with a leg kick and Griffin slips to the mat. He gets up and Alves with a big body kick and then another. Griffin lands a right hand. Alves with a combo to the body. They are throwing big punches and Alves has Griffin hurt. Alves hurt Griffin badly with kicks and punches to the body. Griffin gets the clinch to slow the pace. Alves blocks a takedown attempt. Griffin lands a knee as they break. Griffin gets the back for a moment. Alves with an uppercut and lands some more big right hands. Griffin in trouble. Griffin running away as Alves is stalking him around the Octagon. Alves with an uppercut and leg kick. Griffin lands a right hand. Alves with a body kick. They have a big exchange to end the round. 10-9 Alves, 19-19.

Alves lands a big right hand right off the bat. Alves with a leg kick. Griffin fires a combo. Alves with a body kick and combo as they clinch. Alves with a knee to the body. Griffin with a body kick on the break and Alves lands a spinning elbow. Griffin gets a takedown but Alves able to get to his feet. Griffin gets a body lock takedown and moves to full mount. Griffin moves to half-guard. Alves scrambles to his feet almost but Griffin keeps him down. They get to their feet. They break. Alves with a body kick. Alves lands a right hand. Alves gets a takedown against the fence. Griffin sneaks out and gets on top. Fun fight. 10-9 Griffin, 29-28 Griffin.

Official Result- Thiago Alves def. Max Griffin by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

> Mara Romero Borella (12-5 1 NC, 1-1 UFC) vs. Taila Santos (15-0, 0-0 UFC)
Women's Flyweights

They clinch right away. Santos gets a body lock takedown and almost got the mount but takes the back and is looking for the choke. Borella stands and Santos has the backpack and has a standing choke locked in for a moment. Santos lets go and they break to the center. Borella gets a body lock now looking for the takedown and gets it and is in side control. Borella with punches and elbows. Borella works from the half-guard and lands a short elbow. Borella now in the high guard. Borella with some right hands from the top. 10-9 Borella.

Borella quickly clinches and has the body lock and lands a couple of knees. They get to their feet and Santos lands a knee. Not much is happening and the crowd is becoming bored and booing. Santos lands a knee. Borella reverses position and has Santos against the fence. They trade short knees. They are broken up by the referee but go straight back into the clinch. They break as Santos lands a knee. Santos with a leg kick. Borella goes back for the clinch and holds Santos against the fence. A whole lot of nothing in that round. 10-9 Borella, 20-18 Borella.

They throw punches to start the third. Santos tries a leg kick but eats a Borella right hand counter. Santos with a leg kick and a right hand. Santos starting to land more. Borella switching stances but not doing much on offense. Santos with a leg kick. Santos with the jab. Santos lands a couple of right hands. Santos with a right hand and Borella tries to duck under for a takedown but it is defended. Santos with the jab. Santos with a couple of right hands and a leg kick. 10-9 Santos, 29-28 Borella.

Official Result- Mara Romero Borella def. Taila Santos by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

> Markus Perez (10-2, 1-2 UFC) vs. Anthony Hernandez (6-0 1 NC, 0-0 UFC)

They clinch early. Hernandez had position first but Perez able to reverse. Perez gets to the back and picks Hernandez up and takes him down but they get to their feet. Perez still working for the takedown. They break and Hernandez lands an elbow. Perez with a body kick. They clinch for a moment. Hernandez lands an elbow and a big right hand. Perez lands a left hand followed by an uppercut and they clinch but break. Perez with a left hand. Hernandez lands a right hand. Hernandez with a spin kick. Hernandez with an uppercut and lands to the body against the fence. Hernandez with a hard right hand and then a flurry at the end. 10-9 Hernandez.

Perez lands a big body kick that hurts Hernandez and drops him. Perez swarms in and looking to finish but Hernandez gets up and Perez gets the back. Hernandez able to scramble out and they get up and Perez has a standing D'arce choke. Perez drags him to the mat and has the choke locked in and Hernandez taps! Big win by Perez.

Official Result- Markus Perez def. Anthony Hernandez by submission (D'Arce choke) at 1:07 of Round 2


> Livia Renata Souza (12-1, 1-0 UFC) vs. Sarah Frota (9-0, 0-0 UFC)
Women's Strawweights* (Frota missed weight by 7 pounds)

Souza with a leg kick. Souza with a body kick. Frota, who missed weight by seven pounds, looks two weight classes above Souza. Souza gets a takedown and is in side control. Frota looks for an arm but Souza slips out and they scramble and Frota gets in the guard. Souza defending well from the bottom. Frota with punches from the top. Not a lot of action going on. Frota working the body and Souza grabs the arm looking for the armbar. Frota steps over and they get to their feet. Souza goes for a takedown but it is defended. Frota jumps guard looking for a guillotine and they go to the mat. Souza with a late flurry from the top. Not much of a round. 10-9 Souza.

They trade punches to start the second. Frota stuns Souza with a right hand. Souza lands a punch but eats a right hook from Frota. Souza gets a takedown. Souza landing short punches to the head and body on the ground. They are stood up by the referee. Souza takes Frota right back down. Frota tries for a kneebar on the bottom but Souza spins out and gets to her feet and Frota follows. Frota lands a punch. Souza tries another takedown but this is defended. Frota lands a left hand as they break. Souza tries a takedown but transitions to the back and looks for a choke. She only has one hook in and doesn't have it locked in. Souza has the choke locked in and Frota trying to fight it off and does just in time for the round to end. 10-9 Souza, 20-18 Souza.

Souza with a body kick. Frota lands a combo. They clinch for a brief moment. Souza lands a right hand and goes for a takedown but pulls guard. Frota with some hammerfists from the top. Not much happening on the mat and they are stood up. Frota misses some kicks. Souza just misses a huge right hand. They go to the mat but get up. Souza lands a flush right hand. Frota with a heavy left hand that wobbles Souza and then lands another left. Frota with a combo. Souza with a right hand. 10-9 Frota, 29-28 Souza.

Official Result- Livia Renata Souza def. Sarah Frota by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

> Johnny Walker (15-3, 1-0 UFC) vs. Justin Ledet (9-1 1 NC, 3-1 UFC)
Light Heavyweights

Walker drops Ledet within the first ten seconds after a hook kick and a spinning back fist and then finishes him off with some punches from the top. That was in less than twenty seconds. Walker came to the Octagon dancing and showing tons of charisma and gets the quick finish. He has a lot of potential to be a star if he keeps this up.

Official Result- Johnny Walker def. Justin Ledet by TKO (strikes) at :15 of Round 1

> Charles Oliveira (25-8 1 NC, 13-8 1 NC UFC) vs. David Teymur (8-1, 5-0 UFC)

Teymur with a high kick and then puts a finger in the eye of Oliveira and we get a timeout. It was a double eye poke and Teymur gets a point taken away. Teymur has a history of poking opponents in the eye. We get back to action and Teymur immediately poked him in the eye again but no timeout there. Oliveira with a jumping kick as we get back to action. Oliveira with a right hand. Teymur drops Oliveira with a left hand. Teymur goes into the guard but gets right back up. Oliviera landed some elbows and cut Teymur open. They get back to their feet. Oliveira tries for a takedown but it is defended and he swings to the back of Teymur. They get to their feet. Oliviera with a body kick. Oliveira with a flying knee. Teymur with a high kick. Oliveira with a right hand. Oliveira with another knee to the chin. Teymur with a leg kick. Oliveira with a spin kick. They trade late. Wild round. 10-8 Oliveira.

Teymur with a left hand and Oliveira lands a high kick. They trade kicks. Oliveira rocks Teymur with a step in elbow. Teymur in trouble and Oliveira is teeing off on him. Lots of shots and this is close to being finished. Teymur survives and Oliveira grabs the neck and drags him to the mat and has a choke locked in and Teymur taps! Wow, what a wild fight. Oliveira has now added to his all-time UFC record for most submission wins.

Official Result- Charles Oliveira def. David Teymur by submission (anaconda choke) at :55 of Round 2

> Demian Maia (#8, 25-9, 19-9 UFC) vs. Lyman Good (20-4 1 NC, 2-1 UFC)

Maia already has Good backed up against the fence. Maia goes for a takedown and gets it. Good gets to his feet but Maia gets him back down. Good is trying to get back up but Maia keeps him down. Good gets up but gives up his back and Maia is looking for a standing choke. Good is on his feet and Maia has the backpack and working for a choke. Good defending the choke as he is fighting the hands. Maia has the arm around the chin and has a choke locked in and Good taps! Maia gets the job done in relative ease.

Official Result- Demian Maia def. Lyman Good by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:38 of Round 1

> Jose Aldo (#2, 27-4, 9-3 UFC) vs. Renato Moicano (#5, 13-1-1, 5-1 UFC)

Moicano with a front kick. Moicano just misses a spin kick. They both miss punches. They both land. Aldo with a leg kick. Aldo with a leg kick followed by a left hook. Moicano with a leg kick followed by one a little higher. Aldo misses a leg kick and almost slipped. Moicano with a kick. Aldo with a left to the body. Very patient round from both. They trade punches. Moicano lands the jab. Close round. 10-9 Moicano.

Moicano with an inside leg kick. Aldo lands a left hand. Aldo with a combo and he is swarming on Moicano. Aldo with big body shots and Aldo is firing off on Moicano. Aldo landing lots of punches and Moicano is in a lot of trouble. More big shots from Aldo standing and the referee stops it. WOW. Aldo finishes Moicano and then runs into the crowd and celebrates. That was a vintage Jose Aldo finish.

Official Result- Jose Aldo def. Renato Moicano by TKO (punches) at :44 of Round 2

> Raphael Assuncao (#3, 27-5, 11-2 UFC) vs. Marlon Moraes (#4, 21-5-1, 3-1 UFC)

Assuncao attacking with leg kicks to start. Both feeling each other out and looking for openings. Moraes now attacking the legs. He is throwing more leg kicks than Assuncao. Moraes then drops Assuncao with two big right hands. Moraes gets in the guard of Assuncao and is looking to lock up the arms of Moraes. Assuncao is cut open. Moraes steps over to half-guard and lands some hard punches. Moraes grabs the neck and is looking for a guillotine choke. He squeezes hard and Assuncao taps! Big win for Moraes as he just ran through Assuncao. Moraes certainly made a statement for a title shot here.

Official Result- Marlon Moraes def. Raphael Assuncao by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:17 of Round 1