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UFC on ESPN 28 live results: Uriah Hall vs. Sean Strickland

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN 28: Hall vs. Strickland, emanating from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The UFC wraps up a busy month of July with another event at their headquarters in Las Vegas, this time with a 13-fight card headlined by a pair of middleweights looking to break into the upper echelon of the 185-pound division.

Uriah Hall will welcome Sean Strickland to his first ever headline spot as the two middleweights square off in the five-round main event. Both are ranked middleweights, with Hall coming in ranked eighth and Strickland ranked eleventh, and both men are riding four-fight win streaks headed into this showdown. The winner could find themselves fighting top-five opposition next.

Also on the main card is a women's strawweight fight between Cheyanne Buys and Gloria de Paula, a welterweight contest pitting Niklas Stolze against Jared Gooden, a featherweight bout between newcomers Collin Anglin and Melsik Baghdasaryan and a welterweight bout between Bryan Barberena and Jason Witt.

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

ESPN PRELIMS | 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT

> Phil Rowe (7-3, 0-1 UFC) vs. Orion Cosce (7-0, 0-0 UFC)
Welterweights* (Rowe missed weight by 2.5 pounds)

Cosce with some kicks to start. They clinch against the fence. Cosce with the takedown and is in the half-guard. Cosce in the full guard and Rowe looking to use his legs against the fence to escape. Not much is happening on the ground. They get to their feet and Cosce lands an uppercut before they clinch back up. They briefly go back to the ground but stand and Cosce is looking for the takedown. Cosce lands an elbow. Rowe pulls guard and eats some punches from Cosce as he stands. Rowe lands a knee. Cosce with a spinning elbow as they break and trade at the end. 10-9 Cosce.

Cosce with some kicks to start the second and they clinch up against the fence. They break and Rowe lands some shots to the body. They both look to trade and Rowe lands a kick to the groin and we have a time-out. They get back to action and Cosce with a front kick. Rowe lands a right hand and then stuns Cosce with a combo. Cosce looks for a takedown and Rowe landing and now they trade big punches and both rock each other. Rowe lands a flying knee and a right hand and Cosce tries a takedown. They break. Rowe lands more hard right hands and then a knee and is landing right hands. Cosce now firing back. Rowe with uppercuts to the body. Cosce with a left hand. They clinch against the fence with Cosce having the control. Cosce lands a few left hands and they break. They trade and Cosce swinging away and Rowe lands some knees right to the head of Cosce. Rowe landing some combos and then lands a right hand that drops Cosce and it is stopped. This was a fun fight.

Official Result- Phil Rowe def. Orion Cosce by TKO (punches) at 4:21 of Round 2

> Ryan Benoit (10-7, 3-5 UFC) vs. Zarrukh Adashev (3-3, 0-2 UFC)
Flyweights

Adashev starts with a heavy calf kick and lands a combo. Adashev with another heavy calf kick. Benoit lands a couple of left hands. They both land punches and Adashev landed a nice right hand then a flying knee followed by a right hand. Adashev with another heavy leg kick and then a body kick. Adashev with another leg kick and Benoit with a combo. Benoit switching stances. Adashev with a body kick. Adashev with a heavy leg kick. They trade in close range. Adashev with a hard leg kick and now Benoit is hobbling around. Benoit lands a left hand. He lands another. Adashev with another hard leg kick. Adashev with another hard leg kick. That leg of Benoit looks groos. Benoit then drops Adashev with a punch and lands some and they scramble up. Benoit pulls guard looking for a guillotine but they stand. Adashev looks for a late guillotine. 10-9 Adashev.

Adashev with a quick combo. Benoit lands a left hand. Benoit coming forward more and Adashev lands a body kick. They trade in close range. They both land inside the pocket. Adashev with a hard leg kick. Benoit lands a right hook that makes Adashev stumble. Adashev with a body kick. Adashev with a leg kick. Benoit with a combo and they clinch. Benoit tried to land a punch but fell down due to his leg damage but was able to get back up. 10-9 Adashev, 20-18 Adashev.

Benoit comes forward and looks for a takedown against the fence but they break. Benoit still coming forward and lands and Adashev circles out. Benoit coming forward and they clinch against the fence but break. Benoit lands a left hand. Adashev lands a counter right. They are both landing and Adashev lands a nice punch but Benoit eats it and keeps coming forward. They clinch and Benoit with some clinch strikes and looking for the takedown. Adashev with a right hand. They swing late. 10-9 Benoit, 29-28 Adashev.

Official Result- Zarrukh Adashev def. Ryan Benoit by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

> Jinh Yu Frey (10-6, 1-2 UFC) vs. Ashley Yoder (8-7, 3-6 UFC)
Women's Strawweights

They trade kicks to start. Yoder rushes in with some punches and they clinch. They break and Yoder lands a combo with some left hands. They trade kicks and Frey lands a left hand. Frey grabs a leg on a kick and Yoder goes to the mat. Frey with a heavy leg kick before Yoder stands and then they trade. Yoder with a leg kick and a left hand. Frey with a combo. Frey lands a left hand. They trade in close range before clinching. They break. Frey with a left hand. Frey with a left hand to the body. Yoder with a leg kick. Frey with a leg kick. Yoder with a leg kick and Frey with a left hand. They both land some good punches late. 10-9 Frey.

They trade leg kicks. Frey with a left hand and Yoder tries a takedown but Frey defends and lands another left hand that hurts Yoder. Yoder in trouble and Frey lands more. Yoder then lands a left hand but Frey still putting on pressure. Frey with a combo. They clinch and Frey with a left hook. Frey with a leg kick. Both land a left hand and Frey landing more leg kicks. Frey with some left hands. Yoder with a leg kick. Frey with some more left hands. They trade leg kick. They both land left hands and Yoder stuns Frey with a left hand. Yoder lands a few more left hands and is finding a home for them. Frey with a left hand. They trade late. 10-9 Frey, 20-18 Frey.

They both look to land to start the third and Yoder looks for a takedown but Frey defends. They both land peppering jabs. Yoder lands a left hand as they circle. Both still looking for openings. Yoder with a left hand. Frey with a leg kick and Yoder with a combo. Frey lands a left hand that pops Yoder's head back. They are both landing inside the center and Yoder with a leg kick. 10-9 Yoder, 29-28 Frey.

Official Result- Jinh Yu Frey def. Ashley Yoder by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Danny Chavez (11-4, 1-1 UFC) vs. Kai Kamaka (8-4, 1-2 UFC)
Featherweights

Chavez with a high kick. They trade leg kicks and Kamaka makes Chavez spin off the leg kick. Chavez with a right hand to a high kick. Kamaka lands as Chavez circles. Chavez gets a takedown but Kamaka gets right up and looks for a single-leg takedown but they break. Kamaka with a leg kick. Chavez with a right hand to the body. Chavez with a body kick and Kamaka and Chavez trade leg kicks. Kamaka with a leg kick. Chavez with a hook kick but Kamaka blocks it. Kamaka with a calf kick. Kamaka with more hard leg kicks. Chavez with a body kick. Chavez with a right hand. They trade leg kicks. Kamaka with a combo. 10-9 Kamaka.

Kamaka with some punches and then lands a calf kick. Chavez with some punches and Kamaka with a leg kick. Kamaka with another leg kick. Chavez lands a combo. We have a bad eye poke on Chavez and a timeout. It was a horrible eye poke and Chavez gets lot of time to recover. Chavez is able to continue and he comes out swinging and lands. They trade and clinch and then Kamaka lands a knee that hits the groin and we have another timeout. It looked to hit the belly but the leg hit the cup. Kamaka gets a point taken away and they continue. They land in close range and Chavez lands a big combo. Kamaka with a leg kick. Chavez with a spinning hook kick. Kamaka with a leg kick. 9-9, 19-18 Kamaka.

Chavez comes out swinging and lands a combo and then they trade leg kicks. Kamaka with a leg kick and they clinch and Kamaka with a knee to the body. Kamaka with some foot stomps. They trade left hands in the tie-up. Chavez with some side elbows as Kamaka is trying hard for the takedown. Kamaka with some more foot stomps. Kamaka with some knees and then lands a right hand to the thigh of Chavez. Chavez with a knee. Kamaka with a foot stomp and Chavez lands another knee. Chavez with some right hands. Chavez looking for a kimura to defend the takedown. Chavez with some hard side elbows as they scramble up. Chavez with a knee. They break. Chavez with a left hook. Chavez chases a takedown but Kamaka defends and they tie-up against the fence. They break and Kamaka with a leg kick while Chavez tries a combo. Kamaka with a leg kick. 10-9 Kamaka, 29-27 Kamaka.

Official Result- Danny Chavez vs. Kai Kamaka ends in a majority draw (27-29, 28-28, 28-28)

> Chris Gruetzemacher (14-4, 2-3 UFC) vs. Rafa Garcia (12-1, 0-1 UFC)
Lightweights

Garcia with a combo to start. Gruetzemacher with a leg kick. They trade and Garcia lands a right hook that stuns Gruetzemacher and they clinch against the fence. Garcia with some heavy left hands as he has the back. Garcia lands a knee and they break. Garcia lands a combo. They trade left hands. Garcia with a left hook. Gruetzemacher with a leg kick. They trade punches. They trade kicks. Garcia with a right hand. Garcia gets a takedown right into the half-guard. Garcia with an elbow and they get up. Gruetzemacher with a quick combo. Garcia with a hard knee to the body then Gruetzemacher lands a combo. We have a timeout for a groin shot. They get back to action and start trading punches. They clinch and Garcia looking for a takedown and Gruetzemacher lands an elbow. They trade and Garcia lands a knee. Garcia looks for a takedown against the fence. Gruetzemacher with an elbow. Gruetzemacher with a knee and he slips but gets right up. They both land in the clinch and Gruetzemacher with a knee. Garcia with two left hooks at the end. 10-9 Gruetzemacher.

Gruetzemacher walking Garcia down and landing to start the second. They trade and Gruetzemacher lands a knee as they clinch.Gruetzemacher with a right hand and a knee to the body and then Garcia lands as they break. Garcia gets a takedown and is in side control. They get up and Garcia looks for a standing guillotine but they break and Gruetzemacher with some body shots. Gruetzemacher continues to come forward. Garcia ducks under a punch and looks for a takedown. They remain clinched against the fence. Garcia with some short knees. They break and Gruetzemacher with a left hand and Garcia with a hard leg kick. Garcia with a combo. Gruetzemacher keeps pressing forward. Garcia with a leg kick and Gruetzemacher just landing lots of shots to the body. Gruetzemacher with a combo and Garcia gets the back standing. They break and both land and Garcia with a late takedown. 10-9 Gruetzemacher, 20-18 Gruetzemacher.

Gruetzemacher coming forward and landing punches as Garcia is retreating. Gruetzemacher with some body shots and he lands to the head. Gruetzemacher with a stiff jab and Garcia is busted open. Garcia able to get the takedown. Garcia in side control by the fence. Garcia landing from the top and keeping Gruetzemacher pinned down but they work up and break. Gruetzemacher with a hard uppercut. He lands another. They are trading in close range and Gruetzemacher with some hard short punches. Garcia is landing as well. Garcia gets a takedown. Garcia landing from the top as he's keeping Gruetzemacher down. They get to their feet and Gruetzemacher with a hard knee. Garcia with a late right hand. Really fun fight. 10-9 Garcia, 29-28 Gruetzemacher.

Official Result- Chris Gruetzemacher def. Rafa Garcia by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

ESPN MAIN CARD | 9 PM ET/6 PM PT

> Bryan Barberena (15-7, 6-5 UFC) vs. Jason Witt (18-7, 1-2 UFC)
Welterweights

Both looking for openings and Barberena lands a right hook. Witt with a body kick. Witt gets a takedown against the fence and is in the half-guard. Witt with some left hands from the top. Witt lands an elbow as Barberena landing right hands from the bottom. Witt with more left hands. Barberena trying to work his way to his feet. They get up and Barberena lands a right hand that trips Witt up. They trade in close range. Witt gets a takedown and works in the half-guard at the end of the round. 10-9 Witt.

Barberena landing some punches in close range to start the second and Witt circles away. They each land in close range. Barberena with a quick combo. Barberena with a left hand as Witt throws a high kick. Witt lands a right hand. Witt lands a right hand and Barberena falls to his butt but gets right up. Barberena throws a left hand but Witt ducks under and gets a takedown. Witt trying to set up an arm-triangle. They get up. Witt drops Barberena with a right hand and then grabs a guillotine choke. Barberena trying to defend. Barberena is able to get out and they scramble up. Barberena with a left hand and Witt lands a head kick. Witt shoots for a takedown against the fence and completes it. Witt ends the round on top. 10-9 Witt, 20-18 Witt.

They trade to start the third. Barberena lands a left hand. Barberena lands a punch that hurts Witt and looks to finish but Witt gets up and comes forward looking for the takedown. Witt gets the back and gets a big takedown but they pop right up and Barberena has the neck. Witt gets a big takedown to escape the neck control and is in the half-guard. They get to their feet and both swinging hard and landing. Witt goes for a takedown and is on his knees and Barberena is teeing off and rocks Witt. Witt stands and Barberena landing big punches that have Witt in trouble. Barberena with a punch that drops Witt to his knees and is landing and Witt grabs a leg and gets a takedown. They get up and Barberena looking for a kimura and Witt rolls out and they stand. Witt holding on to Barberena. Barberena with a hard left hand and it knocks the mouth piece of Witt out. Witt goes to pick it up and Barberena is landing big punches and almost gets the finish. They end up trading hard punches at the end. 10-9 Barberena, 29-28 Witt.

Official Result- Jason Witt def. Bryan Barberena by majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-28)

> Collin Anglin (8-1, 0-0 UFC) vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan (5-1, 0-0 UFC)
Featherweights

Both men making their UFC debuts. Baghdasaryan landing some big punches and kicks early. Anglin lands a right hand and circles away. They clinch and Anglin with a knee and they break. Anglin with a body kick and they clinch. Anglin with a knee before they break. Baghdasaryan with a combo. Baghdasaryan with a couple of left hands and they clinch and Anglin with some knees before they break. Baghdasaryan with a leg kick. Baghdasaryan with a left hand to the body and they trade knees. They clinch and Anglin with an elbow. They trade kicks. Anglin with a takedown. Baghdasaryan with an elbow. They scramble to their feet. Baghdasaryan with a left hand as they clinch against the fence. Anglin with an elbow as they break. Baghdasaryan with a left hand that hurts Anglin and starts landing some hammerfists. Anglin with a knee. They break and Baghdasaryan with a leg kick. Anglin with a right hand. 10-9 Baghdasaryan.

They trade kicks to start the second. Baghdasaryan with some left hands. He keeps landing as he has Anglin against the fence. Anglin with a right hand. Baghdasaryan with a head kick and Anglin goes down and another punch gets the finish. Great finish by Baghdasaryan.

Official Result- Melsik Baghdasaryan def. Collin Anglin by TKO (head kick & punches) at 1:50 of Round 2

> Niklas Stolze (12-4, 0-1 UFC) vs. Jared Gooden (17-6, 0-2 UFC)
Welterweights

Stolze with a spin kick to the body to start. Gooden with a leg kick. Gooden lands a left hook and then a right hand and gets a takedown. Stolze grabs the neck and looks for a guillotine but they get to their feet. Stolze circles away. Gooden with a leg kick and Stolze lands a leg kick. Gooden drops Stolze with a massive right hand and it is stopped by Herb Dean. What a finish by Gooden.

Official Result- Jared Gooden def. Niklas Stolze by TKO (punches) at 1:08 of Round 1

> Cheyanne Buys (5-2, 0-1 UFC) vs. Gloria de Paula (5-3, 0-1 UFC)
Women's Strawweights

Both landing to start the fight. Buys with a combo and a body kick and then gets a takedown. De Paula with an elbow from the bottom. Buys stands and then lands a big head kick right as De Paula was getting up that sends De Paula back down and some big punches and elbows from the mount gets the finish for Buys. What a finish by Buys.

Official Result- Cheyanne Buys def. Gloria de Paula by TKO (head kick & punches) at 1:00 of Round 1

> Uriah Hall (#8, 17-9, 10-7 UFC) vs. Sean Strickland (#11, 23-3, 10-3 UFC)
Middleweights

They trade jabs to start. Strickland with another jab. Strickland still landing the jab. Strickland with a right hand and then a jab. They trade jabs. Strickland with a combo. He's back landing the jab. They trade jabs. Hall with a leg kick. They trade and Hall with a nice right hand. Strickland lands a right hand. Hall is backing up. Strickland back with the jab. Hall lands a right hand that snaps Strickland's head back. Strickland with a combo as he keeps coming forward and landing. Hall lands a right hand. Hall lands a right hand late. 10-9 Strickland.

Strickland landing first and Hall with a right hand. They trade jabs. Strickland with a combo. Hall has his back against the fence and Strickland lands a lot of punches. Strickland goes for a takedown but Hall defends. Strickland with a left hand against the fence. They break. Hall with a leg kick. Strickland with the jab. They are both trading. Both landing punches. Strickland with a high kick. Strickland lands a groin shot and we have a timeout. They get back to action and both are landing. Hall with a wheel kick late and a right hand to the body. 10-9 Strickland, 20-18 Strickland.

Hall landing the jab early in the third. Hall with some leg kicks and now landing the jab to the body. Hall with a right hand as he's working hard. Hall with a front kick to the body. Hall with a leg kick and then a jab. Strickland lands a jab. Strickland with a right hand and then gets a takedown and is landing big punches looking to finish. Hall is able to survive and works his way up and Strickland has the back against the fence. Strickland drags Hall back down and is in the half-guard. Strickland working for an arm-triangle. Hall gets out but Strickland still on top and lands an elbow. Strickland gets the back and is looking for the choke. Hall survives the round. 10-8 Strickland, 30-26 Strickland.

They trade to start the fourth and Hall with a leg kick. Hall with another leg kick. They trade jabs. They trade jabs again. Hall with a leg kick. Strickland lands the jab. They're both landing as Strickland is keeping his distance. Hall lands the jab.Strickland with a jab. Hall with a combo to the body. Strickland with a combo and then hurts Hall with a punch. Strickland starting to unload against the fence and then gets a takedown and has the back. They stand and Strickland with some knees. They break and Strickland lands a left hand. Hall has a cut open around his left eye. Hall with a leg kick and then a big right hand. 10-9 Strickland, 40-35 Strickland.

Hall landing to start the fifth. Hall with a leg kick and he keeps landing. Strickland with a big right hand. Hall lands a combo. Strickland pushes Hall against the fence and has position. They break and Strickland lands some punches and now Hall landing. Strickland with a right hand. Strickland with a combo and Hall is eating shots but is landing a few as well. They clinch against the fence. They break and Strickland with a right hand. They trade punches. They clinch back up and Strickland with a shoulder strike. They break and Hall lands a jab. They both land in close range. Strickland with a spinning elbow and a late knee as he lands a flurry at the end. 10-9 Strickland, 50-44 Strickland.

Official Result- Sean Strickland def. Uriah Hall by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 49-46)