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UFC on ESPN+ 31 live results: Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN+ 31: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan, emanating from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Octagon returns to its home base in Las Vegas with a fun fight card capped off by a middleweight bout between a veteran and rising contender.

Derek Brunson looks to get his third straight win as he tries to hand Edmen Shahbazyan his first career loss in the main event. It will only be a three-round main event as it was a late replacement main event after Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana was postponed, and was already signed as a three-round bout. Brunson hasn't fought in nearly a year when he defeated Ian Heinisch, and Shahbazyan is looking to move to 12-0 in his career after knocking out Brad Tavares in November.

In the co-main event, Joanne Calderwood forgoes her guaranteed title shot in order to stay active as she meets Jennifer Maia. A win for Calderwood would strengthen her claim for the next shot at Valentina Shevchenko. Also on the main card is a welterweight bout between Vicente Luque and Randy Brown, a middleweight bout between Kevin Holland and Trevin Giles, and a lightweight rematch between Lando Vannata and Bobby Green after their first fight in 2017 ended in a draw.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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> Chris Gutierrez (15-3-1, 3-1 UFC) vs. Cody Durden (11-2, 0-0 UFC)
Bantamweights

Durden starts off with a leg kick and Gutierrez fires one back. Durden gets a takedown. Durden has the back and is landing punches from the back against the fence as Gutierrez is looking to escape. Durden looks for a choke but has it across the neck and was cranking against the jaw but let go. Durden looked for the choke again but was unable to find it. Gutierrez was able to spin to the top at the end of the first but time ran out. 10-9 Durden.

They trade to start the second. Gutierrez lands a leg kick. Durden shoots for a takedown and pushes Gutierrez against the cage. They break and Gutierrez with a leg kick and lands a right hand then another leg kick. Durden shoots for another takedown and Gutierrez defends. They break and Gutierrez lands a groin strike and we have a timeout. We get back to action and they trade and both land some hard shots. Gutierrez with some low kicks. They keep trading and Gutierrez getting the better of it as Durden looks for a takedown. They go to the mat and Gutierrez is looking for an armbar. Durden is defending and time runs out. 10-9 Gutierrez, 19-19.

Gutierrez with a high body kick to start the second. They trade leg kicks. We have another timeout as Durden now lands a groin strike. We quickly get back to action. Durden with a leg kick. Gutierrez with a high kick and then a calf kick. Durden shot from wide for a takedown but Gutierrez avoided it. Gutierrez with another leg kick followed by some punches. Durden shoots again but Gutierrez defends. Gutierrez with a leg kick followed by a right hand. Durden shoots again and has an ankle and Gutierrez lands a right hand and Durden drops to the mat. Durden stands and grabs the leg and eventually lets go. Gutierrez lands a knee and Durden falls to the mat. Gutierrez lands from the top and tries to jump into the guard but time ends. 10-9 Gutierrez, 29-28 Gutierrez.

Official Result- Chris Gutierrez vs. Cody Durden ends in a unanimous draw (28-28, 28-28, 28-28)

> Jamall Emmers (17-5, 0-1 UFC) vs. Vincent Cachero (7-2, 0-0 UFC)
Featherweights

Emmers with a right hand and then a leg kick. Emmers landing body kicks and following them with leg kicks. Cachero with a left hand. Emmers with some punches and then a body kick. Cachero with a left hand. They clinch and Emmers lands some knees to the body. Emmers with a step-in knee. Cachero with a leg kick. Emmers with a front kick to the body. Emmers with a leg kick and Cachero grabs it and lands a right hand and Emmers falls for a moment but stands and they tie up. Emmers eats a groin strike and we have a timeout. We get back to action and they trade. Emmers grabs a thai clinch and lands some knees to the body. Emmers with a combo. Emmers lands a knee to the body as Cachero tries a clinch and they break after Emmers lands a few knees. Emmers gets a late takedown. 10-9 Emmers.

Emmers landing strikes to start the second. Emmers lands an uppercut that stuns Cachero. Emmers lands some strikes against the fence. Emmers with some hard punches. Emmers with a right hand. They trade and Cachero is started to tire. Emmers with some punches that are landing hard. Cachero is eating them. Emmers gets a late takedown and Cachero lands some from the bottom.

Emmers with some leg kicks and right hands early and looks for a takedown but Cachero defends. Emmers completes the takedown and is in the guard of Cachero. Cachero lands some elbows from the bottom. Emmers looks for a kimura as he moves to side control but lets go. Cachero able to scramble up and lands a knee but Emmers still has wrist control against the fence. They break to the center. Emmers shoots again but Cachero defends as Emmers has the body lock against the fence. Emmers finishes the takedown and is in side control. Emmers gets the back but is up high and has the hooks in. Emmers working for a choke but time runs out. 10-9 Emmers, 30-27 Emmers.

Official Result- Jamall Emmers def. Vincent Cachero by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Johnny Munoz (10-0, 0-0 UFC) vs. Nathan Maness (11-1, 0-0 UFC)
Featherweights

Both men are making their UFC debut. They are trading in close range. Munoz looking for a takedown against the fence and lands a groin strike. Maness recovers and we get back to action and Munoz lands another groin strike and we have another timeout. They get back to action and are trading and Munoz gets a takedown and is working in the half-guard. Munoz now gets to side control and is working for a kimura. Munoz lands some hammerfists and takes the back and flattens Maness and lands some big punches from the back. Munoz with lots of punches as the round ends. Strong finish to the round from Munoz. 10-8 Munoz.

Munoz tries to go right for a takedown but Maness defends. They break and trade punches. Maness lands a right hand. Munoz shoots and tries to pull guard but Maness defends as they clinch against the fence. They break and Munoz grabs the single leg and pushes Maness against the fence. Munoz is cut over the eye as they remain tied up against the fence. They are broken up by the referee after Munoz grabbed the fence. Munoz shoots again and Maness defends and they are clinched against the fence. Munoz with some short knees as Maness lands some body punches. They break and Maness tries a flying knee but misses. Munoz shoots for a takedown and grabs the single leg and then gets a big slam takedown and is in the guard of Maness and ends the round there. 10-9 Munoz, 20-17 Munoz.

Munoz lands a third groin strike to start the round and we have another timeout. A point is taken away from Munoz. They get back to action and clinch against the fence and Munoz has Maness against the fence. They are trading short punches in the clinch but not much is happening. They are broken up by the referee. Maness with some right hands and Munoz shoots for the takedown but Maness defends and they are tied up against the fence again. Munoz has done a lot of stalling against the fence the last two rounds. Maness with some short knees. Munoz drops down for the single leg and Maness is defending. Maness gets a takedown and Munoz tries for a triangle but Maness slips away. Munoz looking for a calf slicer but time runs out. 10-8 Maness with the point deduction, 28-27 Munoz.

Official Result- Nate Maness def. Johnny Munoz by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)

> Frankie Saenz (13-6, 5-4 UFC) vs. Jonathan Martinez (11-3, 2-2 UFC)
Bantamweights* (Martinez missed weight by 4.5 pounds)

Saenz was throwing punches right away. Saenz lands a right hand and transitions it into a takedown but Martinez is able to get to his feet. They get to their feet and Saenz still has the body lock. Martinez with a knee to the body and they break. They trade and Martinez with a front kick. Saenz with a right hand. Martinez with more front kicks and lands a knee as Saenz looked to shoot for the takedown. Martinez with a body kick. Martinez with a leg kick. Saenz trying to land the right hand and shoots in but Martinez lands a knee. Martinez with a late flurry and lands an uppercut. 10-9 Martinez.

They are trading to start the second and Martinez landing some punches and kicks. Saenz shoots for a takedown but Martinez defends. Martinez with a body kick that hurts Saenz. Martinez with a knee to the body and some left hands. Martinez with a big body kick and then another big knee to the body. Martinez with a head kick and Saenz drops and Martinez lands from the top but Saenz gets to his feet. Saenz tries a takedown but Martinez defends. Martinez with some body kicks and left hands. Martinez lands a head kick as Saenz was coming forward and Saenz goes down. Martinez gets on top and lands some punches but Saenz somehow survives the round. 10-8 Martinez, 20-17 Martinez.

Martinez lands a groin strike to start the third and we have a timeout. We get back to action and Martinez with a body kick. Martinez drops Saenz again with a knee right to the jaw and starts landing punches and the fight is stopped. Huge finish by Martinez as he gets the win.

Official Result- Jonathan Martinez def. Frankie Saenz by TKO (knee and punches) at :57 of Round 3

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> Kevin Holland (17-5, 4-2 UFC) vs. Trevin Giles (12-2, 3-2 UFC)
Middleweights

THIS FIGHT WAS CALLED OFF AFTER GILES FAINTED BACKSTAGE PRIOR TO WALKING OUT.

> Lando Vannata (11-4-2, 3-4-2 UFC) vs. Bobby Green (25-10-1, 6-5-1 UFC)
Lightweights

Green with a front kick and a double jab. They trade in close range. Vannata with a high kick. They trade right hands. Green with a couple of low calf kicks. They trade right hands and Vannata landed a big right hook that staggers Green. Vannata lands a combo. Green with a body kick. They are trading in close range. Green lands a right hand that hurts Vannata and they scramble to the mat. Green lands from the top but they scramble up and are tied up against the fence. Vannata has the back and Green lands a backwards elbow. They are trading right hands and both land some good punches. Green with the double jab and then lands a combo. Vannata with a good right hand. Fun round. 10-9 Green.

They start the second by trading and Green fighting with his hands down. Vannata lands a right hand. Green with a left cross. They tie up against the fence and Green lands a knee and they break. Green with a calf kick. Green with a nice jab. Green landing in close range but eats a hard right hand from Vannata. Green gets a takedown. Vannata tries for a guillotine but Green passes guard and then they get to their feet. Vannata gets a takedown and Green gets to his feet and lands some solid late punches. 10-9 Green, 20-18 Green.

They trade to start the third and Green drops Vannata with a left hand and starts to land from the top. Green with some elbows and punches from the top. Vannata in a lot of trouble. Green in the half-guard. Vannata is able to get to his feet. They trade and Green gets a takedown and Vannata grabs the neck but lets go. Green in the half-guard and lands a big elbow from the top. They scramble to their feet. Green lands a combo and a knee to the body. Vannata with a hard right hand. Green with a calf kick. They trade. Green with a nice combo. Vannata with a right hand. Really fun fight. 10-9 Green, 30-27 Green.

Official Result- Bobby Green def. Lando Vannata by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

> Vicente Luque (#11, 18-7-1, 11-3 UFC) vs. Randy Brown (12-3, 6-3 UFC)
Welterweights

Brown with a quick left hook. Brown with a leg kick. They are trading punches and Luque with some leg kicks. Brown with a body punch. Luque drops Brown with a right hand and gets on top and lands some left hands. Luque with some elbows to the body and they get to their feet. Brown with a combo. Luque with a leg kick. Luque with a body kick. They clinch against the fence. Brown with a knee to the body. 10-9 Luque.

Brown with a front kick. They trade body kicks and Luque lands a groin strike and we have a timeout. We get back to action and Brown with a spin kick. Luque lands a left hand. They are trading and Luque lands some hard leg kicks. Luque with a body kick and Brown with a spinning elbow. Brown with a front teet kick to the body. They clinch and Brown with a knee. Luque throwing punches but Brown ducking under. Brown with a takedown and into side control. They get to their feet and clinch. Luque grabs the neck and then lands a big knee that drops Brown and lands some big follow-up punches and the fight is stopped. Big knockout win with seconds to go in the second round.

Official Result- Vicente Luque def. Randy Brown by knockout (strikes) at 4:56 of Round 2

> Joanne Calderwood (#3, 14-4, 6-4 UFC) vs. Jennifer Maia (#6, 17-6-1, 2-2 UFC)
Women's Flyweights

Calderwood with a front kick. Maia lands a nice punch. Maia with a combo. Maia with a stiff jab. Calderwood with a high kick. They trade punches. Maia with a kick but Calderwood catches it and gets a big takedown. Calderwood on top looking to pass guard but Maia has wrist control from the bottom. Calderwood gets into the full guard of Maia. Maia looking for an armbar and has it locked in and Calderwood taps! Wow, an upset there for sure and Calderwood risked a guaranteed title shot for this fight and it doesn't pay off.

Official Result- Jennifer Maia def. Joanne Calderwood by submission (armbar) at 4:29 of Round 1

> Derek Brunson (#8, 20-7, 11-5 UFC) vs. Edmen Shahbazyan (#9, 11-0, 4-0 UFC)
Middleweights

Shahbazyan goes to the body early and Brunson with a couple of leg kicks. Shahbazyan with a body punch. Brunson with an inside leg kick. Shahbazyan with a right hand. Brunson with another leg kick and then follows it with a left hand. Brunson with a left hand and then shoots in for a takedown. Shahbazyan lands some elbows but Brunson gets the takedown and has the back. Brunson with a left hand as he tries to get the hooks in. They get to their feet and Brunson lands a shot as they break. Shahbazyan with a big right hand and then another. Brunson with a leg kick. They exchange in close range. Brunson tries for a takedown as Shahbazyan lands a knee to the body. Brunson with a left hand. Shahbazyan with a hard right hand late. Close round. 10-9 Shahbazyan.

Shahbazyan with a hard body kick to start the second. Brunson with a body kick and lands a left hand. Shahbazyan tries a left but Brunson ducks under and is able to complete a takedown but Shahbazyan gets up. Brunson lands some left hands as Shahbazyan escapes. Brunson with a body kick and follows with a jab. Shahbazyan with a body kick and he is starting to throw more. Brunson now lands a combo against the fence and lands a big left hand to the body. They clinch and Brunson lands a big knee as they break. Brunson lands some left hands as Shahbazyan has his back against the cage. Brunson drags Shahbazyan to the mat and is in side control and lands a right hand. Shahbazyan gives up his back and Brunson landing big punches. Brunson gets to the mount and is landing some punches and elbows. Brunson with a big elbow. Brunson with some big punches from the top as the round ends and Shahbazyan was in a huge amount of trouble and is cut open. Huge round for Brunson. 10-8 Brunson, 19-18 Brunson.

It looked like Herb Dean had waved it off but the fight goes on after Shahbazyan was checked out by the doctors. Brunson gets on Shahbazyan right away and lands punches and takes Shahbazyan down and lands some more punches and Dean calls it off. Brunson with the huge win as he scores the upset.

Official Result- Derek Brunson def. Edmen Shahbazyan by TKO (punches) at :26 of Round 3