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UFC on ESPN 24 live results: Marina Rodriguez vs. Michelle Waterson

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN 24: Rodriguez vs. Waterson, emanating from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Octagon remains in Las Vegas for the second event in the month of May, featuring a main event put together on short notice after the original main event fell apart.

Michelle Waterson and Marina Rodriguez step up on short notice to headline the card in a five-round main event in the flyweight division. It replaces a scheduled main event between Cory Sandhagen and TJ Dillashaw, which was cancelled due to a cut suffered by Dillashaw. Waterson and Rodriguez were planned to fight during the summer, but the opportunity to headline a card was too good to pass up, as both look to score their second straight win and break into the title picture.

In the co-main event, long-time UFC veteran Donald Cerrone fights for the first time in 2021 when he takes on short-notice replacement Alex Morono. Also on the main card is a welterweight bout between ranked fighters Neil Magny and Geoff Neal, a lightweight battle as Diego Ferreira and Gregor Gillespie square off, and Phil Hawes meets Kyle Daukaus in a middleweight bout.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 6 PM eastern time with preliminary action all the way thru the main card.

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> Christian Aguilera (14-7, 1-1 UFC) vs. Carlston Harris (15-4, 0-0 UFC)
Welterweights

Aguilera throws and Harris ducks under and grabs the body lock and is working for a takedown right away. He has the back of Aguilera against the fence and trying to trip him down. They break. Harris with a couple of kicks and they trade punches. Aguilera with a nice uppercut. They clinch against the fence but break. Harris lands a nice left hook. He lands a right hand. Aguilera goes for a takedown but Harris gets an anaconda choke locked in and Aguilera goes out cold. Harris with the impressive showing in his UFC debut. 

Official Result- Carlston Harris def. Christian Aguilera by submission (anaconda choke) at 2:52 of Round 1

> Jun Yong Park (12-4, 2-1 UFC) vs. Tafon Nchukwi (5-0, 1-0 UFC)
Middleweights

Nchukwi with a left to the body. Park with a combo. They trade punches. Nchukwi with a right hand and then a leg kick. They trade punches. They trade jabs. Nchukwi with a combo. Nchukwi with a left hook to the body. They continue to trade and Park lands the jab. Nchukwi with a jab followed by a right hand and then Park does the same. Nchukwi with a leg kick and Park lands a counter left. Park with a leg kick. Park with a left hook. Nchukwi lands a few punches. Nchukwi throws a combo and then lands a kick right to the groin of Park and we have a timeout. They get back to action and both land jabs. Nchukwi with a couple of leg kicks and Park throws a leg kick and then Nchukwi lands two body kicks. 10-9 Park.

Nchukwi with some leg kicks to start the second. Park with a leg kick and Nchukwi counters with a body punch. Nchukwi lands a combo as he pushes to the fence and they trade in close range before breaking. Nchukwi with a body kick then a leg kick. Nchukwi tries a kick but Park grabs the leg and almost gets a takedown but switches to control standing as he has the neck. Park still has the neck and Nchukwi throws a knee that lands right to the groin of Park again and Park goes down in pain. Nchukwi gets a point taken away after that. They trade jabs after getting back to action. Nchukwi with an inside leg kick after they trade jabs. Nchukwi with a body kick and then lands a right hand. Park with the jab. Park tries a takedown and briefly gets it but Nchukwi sweeps to the top. They get to their feet. Park lands the jab. Nchukwi with a hard leg kick. Park lands a jab. Nchukwi gets a takedown but Park has a guillotine locked in but time runs out on the round. 10-8 Park after the point deduction, 20-17 Park.

They trade to start the third and Park landing the jab. Nchukwi lands a right hand. Nchukwi with a glancing body kick. Park lands the double jab. Nchukwi with a left to the body followed by a leg kick. Park lands a combo. Nchukwi with the jab. Park gets a takedown. Park still working from the top but they aren't doing much. They get to their feet. Park gets the fight back down to the mat. Park trying to get the back and is looking for a rear-naked choke but lets go and lands some punches. Park still landing as he's trying to get the mount. Park with some sharp elbows from the top. Nchukwi is busted open. Park with some big elbows at the end. Dominant third round from Park. 10-8 Park, 30-25 Park.

Official Result- Jun Yong Park def. Tafon Nchukwi by majority decision (30-25, 29-26, 28-28)

> Ludovit Klein (17-2, 1-0 UFC) vs. Michael Trizano (8-1, 2-1 UFC)
Featherweights

Klein landing better to start the fight as he lands the jab and left hand. Trizano lands a right hand. Klein with a left hand. He lands another left hand. Trizano with a left hook. Klein with a body kick. Trizano pressuring as Klein is circling around. Klein with a body kick. Klein with a high kick. Klein with the jab and Trizano lands a body kick. Klein with a takedown. He lands from the top and they get to their feet. They break and Klein with a body kick. Good round. 10-9 Klein.

Trizano with a leg kick. Klein with a body kick and then a right hand to the body. Trizano with a leg kick. Trizano with a combo. They trade kicks. Klein lands a left hand. They tie up against the fence and Klein has control and lands some body shots and looks to drop down for a takedown. They break. Trizano with a leg kick. He lands another. Klein with a combo and then lands a nice left hand. Trizano lands the jab. They are both throwing and Klein with a leg kick. Klein with a combo and then ends with a body kick. Klein with a high kick and then gets a takedown. Trizano landing some body punches as Klein tries to get him flattened on the mat. 10-9 Klein, 20-18 Klein.

Trizano lands a nice right hand and Klein is rocked and goes for a takedown but Trizano scrambles out. They trade left hands. Trizano lands a leg kick and slips to the mat but gets right up. Trizano lands another nice right hand. Klein with a leg kick. Klein with a body kick. They trade punches and Klein with a body kick. Trizano with the jab. They trade kicks and Klein lands a left hand. Trizano with a combo and lands to the body. Trizano with the jab. He lands another. He lands a jab and then a right hand to the body and then a body kick. Klein gets a brief takedown but Trizano sprawls to his knees. Klein gets him back down. They get to their feet and break. Klein with a body kick. Trizano with a right hand and Klein gets a takedown and Trizano has the neck. He has a guillotine locked in but Klein fighting it. It is in tight but Klein survives to the end. What a fight. 10-9 Trizano, 29-28 Klein.

Official Result- Michael Trizano def. Ludovit Klein by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

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> Phil Hawes (10-2, 2-0 UFC) vs. Kyle Daukaus (10-1, 1-1 UFC)
Middleweights

Hawes lands the jab. Hawes with a low kick. They trade in close range. Daukaus with a left hand. Hawes with a body kick. Hawes with a big takedown and is into the half-guard. Daukaus looks for the guillotine and uses it to sweep to the top and is working in the half-guard and looking to set up an arm-triangle choke. Daukaus stands and lands and moves to the back of Hawes but they stand and break. Daukaus now trying for a takedown. Hawes lands some knees in the clinch and Daukaus with some body shots. They continue to battle in the clinch. Hawes with a knee. They break near the end. 10-9 Hawes.

They trade early. Daukaus goes for a head kick but Hawes ducks and eats a spinning back fist from Daukaus and is hurt. Daukaus tries to take advantage but they clinch and Hawes with a knee as he has the body lock. They separate. Daukaus landing some punches. Daukaus landing more but Hawkes lands some punches. Hawes lands a right hand that stuns Daukaus. Hawes tries to land another but Daukaus ducks and they clinch against the fence. They trade in dirty boxing before breaking. Daukaus with a step-in knee. Hawes with a body kick. Hawes with a left hand to the body and then lands a low blow and we have a timeout. They get back to action and are trading. Hawes lands some good punches. Hawes with a body kick followed by a right hand. 10-9 Hawes, 20-18 Hawes.

They trade in close range and Hawes with a body kick. Hawes gets a takedown and is working in the guard. Daukaus looking for the triangle but Hawes defends and maintains control in the guard and landing body punches. Hawes landing punches from the top and relentless with the ground strikes as Daukaus is trying to scramble out. Hawes gets back on top and is landing punches and elbows. Hawes still landing from the top. Hawes maintaining top control as Daukaus is looking tired and beat up on the ground. Hawes with a dominant final round. 10-8 Hawes, 30-26 Hawes.

Official Result- Phil Hawes def. Kyle Daukaus by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

> Diego Ferreira (#12, 17-3, 8-3 UFC) vs. Gregor Gillespie (#14, 13-1, 6-1 UFC)
Lightweights* (Ferreira missed weight by 4.5 pounds)

Gillespie is returning from having his head kicked to the nosebleeds in Madison Square Garden in November 2019. Gillespie landing early on. Gillespie gets a takedown and they scramble to their feet. Ferreira lands a left ad Gillespie has a cut open on his nose. Gillespie trying for a takedown. Gillespie gets him down, but they get up, and they go back down. Gillespie gets Ferreira fully down and is in the guard and looking to switch. Ferreira did land some good punches. They scramble and get to their feet. Gillespie gets another takedown. Ferreira scrambles to the back and is looking for a choke. Ferreira with some big elbows from the back as the round ends. 10-9 Ferreira.

They trade to start the second. Ferreira with a combo. Gillespie goes for a takedown but Ferreira defends. Gillespie still working for the takedowns. He gets Ferreira down. They get up and Gillespie gets Ferreira back down. Ferreira looks for the back but Gillespie scrambles back to the top. Gillespie still working from the top and they scramble and Gillespie has the back as they stand. Gillespie with a knee to the body and they get back to the mat as Gillespie still has the back. Gillespie now on top and lands an elbow and then gets the back again. Gillespie now trying to set up a rear-naked choke. Gillespie landing big punches from the back of Ferreira and he's landing lots of punches and Ferreira being told to fight back and he isn't and the fight is stopped. What a comeback and win for Gillespie.

Official Result- Gregor Gillespie def. Diego Ferreira by TKO (punches) at 4:51 of Round 2

> Maurice Greene (9-5, 4-3 UFC) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (17-7-1, 6-5 UFC)
Heavyweights

Greene lands a left hand. de Lima with a right hand. They are both throwing big bombs. They are clinched and both looking for underhooks. de Lima gets Greene to the mat and is in the guard. de Lima landing from the top. de Lima still landing from the top as Greene is just holding him down. de Lima still on top. Greene can't get out from the bottom as de Lima ends the round on top. 10-9 de Lima.

Greene swings and de Lima ducks, gets the body lock and takes Greene down to the ground. de Lima landing lots of strikes on the ground from the top. de Lima landing harder shots as the round goes on. Greene is just stuck on the bottom and not doing much to even try and get out from there. de Lima ends the second just pounding away from the top as Greene is doing nothing from the bottom. 10-9 de Lima, 20-18 de Lima.

Greene with a body kick. de Lima gets a body lock and drags Greene to the mat. de Lima flattens Greene out from the top. de Lima still landing from the top as Greene continues to do nothing from the bottom. de Lima still landing and on top but there really is not much happening and this fight is awful. de Lima ends the fight on top. 10-9 de Lima, 30-27 de Lima.

Official Result- Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Maurice Greene by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

> Neil Magny (#9, 24-8, 17-7 UFC) vs. Geoff Neal (#10, 13-3, 5-1 UFC)
Welterweights

Neal landed a left hand that hurt Magny before they clinched. Magny with a knee. They remain clinched up and Neal lands some head strikes as they continue to battle for the best position against the fence. Magny with a knee. Magny is the one wanting to keep this clinched. They break. Neal lands a left hand. They clinch again and Neal lands an elbow on the break. Magny tries for a takedown but Neal defends and Magny lands some knees. They clinch and Neal lands some good punches before the end of the round. 10-9 Neal.

They come out trading and Neal getting the better of the punches to start the second. Magny with a body kick. Magny with some short punches. Neal lands a left hand. Magny lands a left hand. Neal gets a takedown. Magny tries a takedown but Neal defends and lands a punch while Magny is on the ground. They stand and Neal has control against the fence. They break and Magny lands some good punches. Neal coming forward more. They clinch against the fence but break. Neal lands a short left. Neal with a big elbow. 10-9 Magny, 19-19.

They're trading to start the third and Neal landing better early. Magny with a body kick. Magny with a combo in close range. Magny lands the jab. Neal with a left hand and they clinch against the fence. They break and Neal ducks under some Magny punches. They trade in close range. Neal with a left hand. Magny gets a takedown. Magny with some punches from the top and they get to their feet. Magny with some knees. They break. They clinch and Magny with a couple more knees. Neal lands a big left hand. He lands another. They trade late. 10-9 Magny, 29-28 Magny.

Official Result- Neil Magny def. Geoff Neal by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

> Donald Cerrone (#15 LW, 36-15 2 NC, 23-12 1 NC UFC) vs. Alex Morono (18-7 1 NC, 7-4 1 NC UFC)
Welterweights

Cerrone immediately clinches and they battle against the fence. Morono with an uppercut as they break. They trade and Morono with a high kick. Cerrone with a body kick. Cerrone with the jab. They trade punches. Cerrone with a leg kick and then another. Cerrone with a body kick. Morono lands a right hand. Cerrone with another body kick. Cerrone goes for a takedown and Morono defends and throws him down but lets him up. They trade right hands. Cerrone with a body kick. Morono with a right hand. Morono with the jab and then a right hand. Morono with a right hand that stuns Cerrone. Morono teeing off with big punches and lands some knees and Cerrone is eating them. Morono still landing and Cerrone is hurt and Morono landing and it is stopped. Morono gets the finish of Cerrone. Biggest win for Morono in his career.

Official Result- Alex Morono def. Donald Cerrone by TKO (punches) at 4:40 of Round 1

> Marina Rodriguez (#6, 14-1-2, 3-1-2 UFC) vs. Michelle Waterson (#9, 18-8, 6-4 UFC)
Women's Flyweights

Waterson with a leg kick and Rodriguez lands a right hand. They trade body kicks and Rodriguez lands a combo. Rodriguez lands a combo. Waterson lands a left hand and Rodriguez lands a counter punch. Rodriguez with a body kick and they trade punches. Rodriguez with a high kick and Waterson just misses a spinning back fist. Waterson with a body kick. Rodriguez with a combo and a body kick. Waterson with a side kick then a left hand. Rodriguez with a couple of knees and then a combo at the end. 10-9 Rodriguez.

Rodriguez with a front kick to the body and then a leg kick. Waterson with a side kick and then Rodriguez with a body kick. Rodriguez landing punches. Waterson goes for a takedown but Rodriguez defends and lands a right hand. They clinch but break. They clinch again and Rodriguez with some knees. Waterson with the side kick. Rodriguez with a right hand and then Waterson lands a nice body kick. Rodriguez with some nice punches. Waterson with a leg kick. They trade leg kicks. Waterson with a side kick. Rodriguez with a combo and then lands some knees. They trade in the clinch late. 10-9 Rodriguez, 20-18 Rodriguez.

Waterson slips on a kick. Rodriguez with a head kick. Rodriguez with a knee to the body and they clinch. Waterson has body control. Waterson with a knee as they break. Rodriguez with a big body punch and then some punches against the fence and Herb Dean warns Waterson to fight back and she escapes. Waterson with a side kick and Rodriguez slips to the mat and Waterson runs up and lands a huge leg kick. Waterson with another leg kick. Rodriguez with a right hand. Waterson with the side kick. Rodriguez lands a right hand. They continue to trade. Rodriguez with a big right hand. Rodriguez with a body kick and a right hand. Rodriguez with a leg kick. Rodriguez with some elbows and Waterson lands a nice uppercut. Rodriguez with an elbow and Waterson with a right hand. Waterson with a body kick. 10-9 Rodriguez, 30-27 Rodriguez.

Rodriguez with some short leg kicks and then they trade punches. Rodriguez with a body kick. They clinch and both land right hands. Rodriguez with a high body kick. Rodriguez with some high kicks. Waterson gets a takedown and is into the guard of Rodriguez. Waterson steps over and is trying to get to the mount. Waterson with an elbow. Waterson remaining on top and landing some good punches and elbows as she was in control on top for the last two minutes. 10-9 Waterson, 39-37 Rodriguez.

Waterson with the left hand. Rodriguez with a leg kick. Waterson with a body kick. Waterson with a body kick. Rodriguez just misses a head kick. Waterson with a leg kick then a head kick that connected. Waterson with a back kick to the body. She lands an uppercut. Waterson with a body kick and Rodriguez lands a right hand. Rodriguez lands a right hand. Waterson with a leg kick. Waterson with a right hand. Waterson with a body kick. Rodriguez with a leg kick. Waterson with a high kick that is blocked. They trade in close range. Waterson with a side kick. Rodriguez with a right hand. Rodriguez lands a head kick. They trade late and Rodriguez with a late body kick. 10-9 Rodriguez, 49-46 Rodriguez.

Official Result- Marina Rodriguez def. Michelle Waterson by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)