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UFC Fight Night live results: Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN+ 28: Lee vs. Oliveira, emanating from the Ginasio Nilson Nelson in Brasilia, Brazil.

The Octagon heads back to the capital of Brazil with an exciting lightweight main event headlining a rather deep card. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this event will be competed in an empty arena, a first in UFC history.

Kevin Lee takes on Charles Oliveira in the five-round lightweight headliner as both men look to solidify their spot inside the top tier of the stacked 155-pound division. Lee is looking to build on his devastating knockout of Gregor Gillespie in November while Oliveira puts an impressive six-fight win streak on the line. Lee did miss weight for this bout, coming in 2.5 pounds over the limit.

In the co-main event, long-time UFC veteran Demian Maia goes for his fourth straight win when he takes on Gilbert Burns, winner of four straight fights. Also on the main card is a light heavyweight bout as the always exciting Johnny Walker looks to get back into the win column as he battles Nikita Krylov.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way thru the main card.


> Veronica Macedo (6-3, 1-3 UFC) vs. Bea Malecki (3-0, 1-0 UFC)
Women's Bantamweights

Very weird having a ring announcer and entrance music playing with no fans in attendance and Joe Martinez was talking like he was speaking to a crowd. The atmosphere was similar to watching fights in the gym on The Ultimate Fighter but with even less fans and with commentary. Malecki has a huge size advantage as she used to compete at featherweight and is five inches taller. Macedo was previously a flyweight so she's small to begin with.

Macedo stuffed on an early takedown attempt. Macedo landing kicks from distance but not having much effect. Macedo landing a lot more but every time Malecki lands anything it has way more effect. Malecki's face was showing a lot of damage by the end of the round. 10-9 Macedo after the first. 

Both ladies come out firing for round 2. Malecki's corner urged her between rounds to pick up the pace. Macedo tried a takedown and ended up pulling guard but Malecki stood right up and forced Macedo up. Total strikes landed at 52-50 although Macedo has thrown far more. Malecki with a takedown. Macedo with a heel hook attempt but Malecki stands up to escape, forcing Macedo up again. Malecki starting to hurt Macedo with strikes now. Malecki stuffs a takedown attempt and lands some punches to the body and ends up in half guard, landing a lot of punches. Malecki finally stands up after landing a lot but Macedo stays on her back. Malecki landing kicks to the legs. Grounds strikes are 24-1 for Malecki. Ref finally forces Macedo to her feet. Macedo has nothing left on her punches and Malecki is laughing them off. Macedo stufed badly on a takedown attempt and eating a lot of punches. 10-9 Malecki, 19-19

Malecki's corner urging her to finish the fight. Macedo misses another takedown atempt to start. Total strkes landed now 110-70 for Malecki and Malecki with a huge 3rd round advantage. Malecki lands a hard hammer first and then backs up, forcing Macedo up. Macedo keeps taking these weak takedown attempts and then staying on her back to try and persuade Malecki to come to the ground but she wants to stay on the feet. Both ladies with less power but the difference is that Malecki is landing harder shots on the ground every time they go there. Malecki right into side control after another weak takedown attempt by Macedo. Malecki stands up and forces Macedo up again after eating an up kick. Malecki landing hard front kicks to the body. Another bad takedown attempt and Malecki just backs off. Macedo lands some hard strikes after being stood up. Both women are gassed by the last minute but still throwing shots. Macedo landing combos and knocks Malecki down with 30 seconds left. Malecki right up though. Macedo throwing a ton of shots and may steal this. Malecki landing knees and Macedo throwing punches as the fight ends. 10-9 Macedo, 29-28 overall

Official result - Bea Malecki (4-0) by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)

> Bruno Silva (11-4-1, 0-1 UFC) vs. David Dvorak (17-3, 0-0 UFC)

Both guys keeping their distance early. Dvorak is on a 13 fight win streak and lands the first nice punch of the fight, which marks up the face of Silva. Silva trying to close the distance but eating shots every tinme he does. Silva lands a nice punch combo 3 minutes in. Silva with a takedown attempt but Dvorak defends well. Silva lands a hard kick to the chin, rocking Dvorak and then gets a takedown with 45 seconds left. Silva with a choke attempt as the round ends. 10-9 Silva

Both landed 14 significant strikes in round 1 but Silva had the takedown and the one nice shot that rocked Dvorak. Silva has a takedown attempt stuffed early in the 2nd and eats a couple knees in the process. Another takedown attempt stuffed by Dvorak 2 minutes in. Silva catches a kick and gets a takedown with 2 minutes left. Dvorak scrambles to the top quickly. Silva throwing light punches from his back and Dvorak not doing much on top. Silva explodes to his feet with 45 seconds left. Dvorak landing punches and grazes Silva with a flying knee with 15 seconds left. Silva clinches on the cage to end the round. Close round, 10-9 Dvorak, 19-19

Silva's corner tells him he's ahead which could be a mistake. Silva takes the back standing and drags Dvorak to the ground. Silva with a body lock but Dvorak spins out and ends up on top. Silva to his feet right away but eats some knees on the way up. Dvorak with a nice punch combo. Dvorak with a punch/knee combo at the midway point of the round. Dvorak blocks a takedown attempt. Dvorak catches a kick and lands a hard punch to the head. Dvorak rocks Silva with a punch combo with 90 seconds left. Silva keeps trying to clinch and eating punches and knees before separating. Another takedown attempt by Silva and just avoids a head kick while breaking. Dvorak starting to tire but still throwing as the fight winds down. Both guys throwing bombs in the last 10 seconds. 10-9 Dvorak, 29-28 overall

Official result - David Dvorak (18-3) by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)

> Mayra Bueno Silva (6-0, 1-0 UFC) vs. Maryna Moroz (9-3, 4-3 UFC)
Women's Flyweights

Both ladies throwing a lot of punches and kicks early. Silva landing with more power. They clinch in the center and Silva lands a nice knee to break it up. Moroz with a nice punch combo at 90 seconds. Silva with a punch/kick combo that backs up Moroz. Moroz landing a lot more punches in the middle part of the round but Silva is rocking her with most of what she lands. Moroz with an 18-4 advantage in body strikes landed and she's also landed leg kicks. Moroez with a takedown. Moroz with punches to the head and body. Silva trying to tie her up from the back. Moroz landing hard punches to the head that Silva is not blocking. Moroz landing elbows to the body and head as the round ends. 10-9 Moroz

Moroz landing leg kicks early and Silva's leg is all marked up. Both ladies landing hard punches. Moroz continuing with the volume though. Silva blocks a takedown attempt and lands a hard knee to the body. Silva takes the back standing. They break and Silva partially lands a spinning back fist. Silva landing ore punch combos this round. Clinch on the cage with Silva in control. Moroz with a 91-36 advantage in significant strikes landed but most of those were in the first. Moroz with a takedown just after the midway part of the round. Moroz into half guard and working for a triangle choke. Moroz with elbows to the head as she tries to advance to mount. Elbows to the head from Moroz. Moroz closes the round landing a ton of elbows and Silva with no defence for them. Ref looked close to stopping it. 10-9 Moroz, 20-18

Just like the last fight, there was some bad corner advice. Silva's corner told her it was all even and whomever wins the third wins the fight. She clearly needs a finish. Moroz comes out firing with punches and kicks. Silva trying to take over Octagon control and landing kicks from distance. Moroz misses a takedown attempt and Silva clinches on the cage. Quick separation after Silva lands some knees to the body. Slva rocks Moroz with a punch combo. Silva landing leg kicks and Moroz seems to be limping now. Moroz with a takedown attempt but eats some elbows to the head. Hard punch combo from Silva rocks Moroz. Silva stuffs a takedown attempt. Silva bleeding from the nose and has swelling over her eye but she is winning this round. Moroz with a punch combo and spinning back first. Moroz with a 178-67 advantage in strikes landed and even has a big advantage in round 3 but Silva is the one landing hte much harder shots. She cuts Moroz with a punch and she's bleeding heavily with 30 seconds left. Moroz stays in it though. Great fight. 10-9 Silva, 29-28 Moroz overall

Official result - Maryna Moroz (10-3) by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)

> Rani Yahya (26-10 1 NC, 11-4 1 NC UFC) vs. Enrique Barzola (16-5-1, 6-3 UFC)

Yahya gets an early takedown and takes the back but Barzola manages to get to his feet without taking too much damage. Yahya with a nice punch combo and then lands a front kick. Yahya with a takedown at 2:30. Barzola in a sitting position with his hands around Yahya's body. Yahya takes the back as Barzola tries to get to his feet. Barzola spins into top position and landing punches to the body. Yahya grabbing a leg but eating a lot of hard punches to the leg. THey move into north/south and then Yahya scrambles into top position and takes the back. Barzola trying to get to his feet. 10-9 Yahya

Yahya gets a takedown 45 seconds in. Yahya with punches to the body as he maintains top position. Barzola making his way to the cage to try and use it to get to his feet. Yahya takes the back as Barzola tries to get to his feet. Barzola does get to his feet briefly but Yahya still controlling his back and drags him right down. Barzola spins into top position but Yahya right up. Barzola takes him down and takes the back. Yahya works him back to guard. Both guys to their feet with 15 seconds left. Barzola rocks Yahya with a punch combo at the end of the round. 10-9 Yahya.

This may be the last UFC for awhile as the Nevada State Athletic Commission is expected to announce the suspension of all combat sports in that state for the foreseable future. That affects events rumoured to be moving to the UFC Apex Center over the next couple of weeks. No word on next week's show from London but with the recent travel bans, it could be tough. 

Yahya stuffed on a takedown attempt to open the round and Barzola ends up on top. Barzola with a Kimura attempt. Barzola gives that up but landing punches and elbows to the head as Yahya is grabbing the leg again. Yahya cut and bleeding heavily from the forehead. Barzola into side control and working for a head and arm choke. Barzola over 100 strikes landed now. Yahya briefly to his feet but Barzola manages to keep him down but in guard now. Barzola takes the back and landing hard punches. Yahya looks completely gassed Barzola back in side control. Barzola landing hard punches to the head. Barzola landing elbows and punches to the body, head and legs and Yahya not even trying to defend. Yahya with a kneebar attempt and then a heel hook but Barzola escapes easily. Barzola to his feet but Yahya stays on his back so Barzola right back into side control easily. Barzola with a choke attempt with 15 seconds left. Barzola landing more punches as the round ends. 10-8 Barzola, 28-28 draw

Official result - Majority draw (29-28 Barzola; 28-28 x 2)

> Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (21-6, 7-2 UFC) vs. Aleksei Kunchenko (20-1, 2-1 UFC)

Bit of a feeling out process to start with Kunchenko controlling the pace. dos Santos lands the first punch combo nearly 2 minutes in. Kunchenko evades a couple of haymakers from dos Santos. dos Santos catches a kick and gets a takedown with 90 seconds left. Kunchenko up quickly but dos Santos still controlling his body. Ref breaks it up without a warning but nothing was happening. Kunchenko lands a punch combo before the buzzer. 10-9 dos Santos

Kunchenko nailed with a low blow early in the 2nd. Kunchenko lands some punches and gets a takedown but dos Santos with a kneebar attempt. Both to their feet quickly. Thai clinch and Kunchenko landing punches on the inside and they separate. Kunchenko coming on now. Kunchenko rocks dos Santos with a punch combo. dos Santos moves in for a takedown and eats more punches. dos Santos initiates a cage clinch. Kunchenko asking the ref for a break but the ref tells him to fight. Ref does decide to break it up. Head strikes are 37-6 for Kunchenko so far. dos Santos with a couple of body kicks. Kunchenko evades a kick combo from dos Santos. dos Santos lands a punch/kick combo in the last minute. 10-9 Kunchenko, 19-19

Kunchenko advancing to start the 3rd. Both guys throwing a lot early but not much landing. dos Santos with a punch combo at the 2 minute mark. Kunchenko landing leg kicks and a body kick. Nice punch exchange with both guys landing nice shots at the 3 minute mark. dos Santos bleeding from a cut beside his right eye. Clinch on the cage but quick break. Kunchenko with a 29-14 advantage in significant strikes landed so far in round 3. dos Santos catches a kick and gets a takedown with 30 seconds left. Kunchenko tying him up from the ground. Not sure if the late takedown with no damage is enough to steal the round tho. 10-9 Kunchenko, 29-28 overall

Official result - Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (22-6) by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)

> Amanda Ribas (8-1, 2-0 UFC) vs. Randa Markos (10-7-1, 6-6-1 UFC)
Women's Strawweights

Markos slips early but Ribas takes advantage and goes right into her guard. Ribas landing elbows to the head. Markos ties her up with the body triangle. Ribas breaks it and moves into half guard. Ribas moves into mount fairly easily and landing punches and elbows. Markos escapes and gets to her feet at 2:30. Ribas lands a couple of spinning body kicks and then a takedown with 90 seconds left. Total strikes are 42-6 for Ribas and she also has the ground control time. Ribas with elbows to the head to close the round. 10-9 Ribas

Markos' corner tells her she lost the round, which was obvious, but she comes out a little stronger to start the 2nd. Both ladies landing relatively even amount of strikes from distance early. Ribas controlling the pace though. Ribas initiates a cage clinch. Ribas with punches and knees to the body. They break after about 30 seconds. Markos lands a nice punch combo. Ribas landing hard punches as well. Spinning body kick by Ribas and a takedown attempt. 46-27 advantage in significant strikes landed in the fight so it's much closer in round 2. Another cage clinch and Ribas landing more knees and punches. Markos landing hard body punches as well. They break and Ribas lands a spinning back fist. 10-9 Ribas, but closer. 20-18 overall

They clinch in the center early and Markos lands a hard shot to the head and they break quickly. Nice punch exchange a minute in. Markos gets a takedown. Ribas with an armbar attempt and then throws up a triangle from her back. Ribas opens a cut on Markos with an elbow from her back. Markos escapes the triangle and settles in the guard. Markos bleeding a lot and Ribas is covered in her blood. Markos with a heel hook attempt. Ribas escapes and gains top position. Ribas with elbows to the body and then working for an Americana. Markos fights that off but Ribas with a head and arm choke. Markos escapes but Ribas still on top in half guard. Ribas landing punches and elbows to the head. Ribas trying to isolate an arm but Markos defending well. Ribas landing a ton of punches in the last 30 seconds while maintaining control. 10-8 Ribas, 30-26 overall

Official result - Amanda Ribas (9-1) by unanimous decision (30-26; 30-25 x 2)

> Jussier Formiga (#3, 23-6, 9-5 UFC) vs. Brandon Moreno (#5, 16-5-1, 4-2-1 UFC)

Formiga drags Moreno to the mat with a choke attempt but Moreno escapes and ends up in top position. Formiga to his feet and landing shots but Formiga with an armbar attempt. Moreno escapes and back into Formiga's guard. Moreno to his feet but Formiga throwing upkicks and then explodes to his feet and gets an immediate takedown. Formiga working for an arm triangle from half guard. Ref breaks it up, which was strange. Moreno with a takedown attempt just before the buzzer. 10-9 Formiga but very close 

Moreno with a takedown attempt early but Formiga defends. Formiga with an eye poke, causing a break. Moreno with a 21-5 advantage in significant strikes landed. Formiga with a takedown after the restart. Moreno landing punches to the head from his back. Formiga takes the back. Moreno to his feet and spins into a takedown of his own. Moreno landing punches to the body. Formiga to his feet but eats a high kick. Formiga takes the back standing. Formiga with a trip takedown. Moreno up quickly but Formiga still controlling him. Ref warns them to work. 10-9 Moreno..another close round, 19-19

Moreno lands a couple of nice shots to the head to open round 3.  Both guys keeping their distance in the center of the cage for a little while. Brief clinch in the center. Moreno lands a nice punch on the break but Formiga takes the back standing and brings him to the ground. Moreno escapes quickly and to his feet. Formiga takes the back again and takes him to the ground. Formiga moves into mount quickly. 10-9 Formiga, 29-28 overall

Official result - Brandon Moreno (17-5-1) by unanimous decision (30-27; 29-28 x 2)


> Francisco Trinaldo (24-7, 14-6 UFC) vs. John Makdessi (17-6, 10-6 UFC)

Trinaldo pushing the action early and lands the first few shots including a hard body kick. Trinaldo with a punch/kick combo. Promo for the fight said he was fighting in front of his "home fans"...at least it's his home town. Through 2 minutes, Makdessi may not have landed a strike. Trinaldo rocks him with a punch combo. Makdessi landing occasional shots but Trinaldo doing much more. Makdessi starting to throw leg kicks late in the round. Trinaldo with another nice punch combo just before the end. 10-9 Trinaldo

Makdessi opens with a body kick but Trinaldo answers back with punches and it's right back to how it was in round 1. Trinaldo with a nice punch combo 1 minute in. Trinaldo basically chasing Makdessi around the cage with Makdessi throwing maybe one strike every 30 seconds. Trinaldo with a nice punch/kick combo. Makdessi throwing almost exclusively kicks. Makdessi lands what may have been his first punch combo with 30 seconds left. Makdessi hit with a hard uppercut from Trinaldo. 10-9 Trinaldo, 20-18

Trinaldo advancing again and lands a nice punch combo. Makdessi continuing to throw kicks. Knee up the middle from Trinaldo grazes Makdessi's chin. Head punch combo from Trinaldo. Trinaldo with a 16-6 advantage in head strikes landed. Trinaldo with a head punch combo and opens a cut on Makdessi's nose. Trinaldo with a punch combo with a minute left. Makdessi starting to throw more punches but most of them missing. He's still landing with kicks. Trinaldo with a takedown attempt before the end of the round. 10-9 Trinaldo, 30-27

Official result - Francisco Trinaldo (25-7) by unanimous decision (30-27 x 2; 29-28)

> Johnny Walker (#10, 17-4, 3-1 UFC) vs. Nikita Krylov (#12, 25-7, 7-5 UFC)
Light Heavyweights

Walker lands a flying  knee and some punches to start. Krylov with a takedown against the cage. Walker landing light punches with his back to the cage. Walker to his feet. Both land hard elbows. Walker may gotten the worst of it as he looks rocked. Krylov landing hard punches and takes Walker down again. Walker with elbows to the head from the bottom. Krylov trying to advance as the round ends. 10-9 Krylov

Krylov lands some punches and gets a takedown 15 seconds in. Walker trying to tie up Krylov from his back. Krylov landing punches to the head while trying to advance. Walker with a triangle attempt from his back but Krylov escapes easily. Krylov doing just enough to avoid a standup. Krylov working for an armlock with 1:30 left. Walker escapes and sweeps into top position. Krylov looking for a heel hook and landing punches. Walker escapes and takes the back, landing punches to the head. Walker landing hard shots in the last 15 seconds and may do enough to steal the round. 10-9 Walker, 19-19

In 55 combined fights, they have only been to the third round twice between them prior to this. Walker gets a takedown early with a choke applied. Walker almost achieves mount but Krylov works him back to half guard. Walker into mount 1:15 in. Krylov gives up his back and then scrambles into top position. Krylov landing punches to the head and body. Both guys are very tired. Walker landing elbows from his back and the corner reacting to everything he lands, which may influence the judges. Walker with an armbar attempt but Krylov escapes easily. Krylov with more punches to the head and body. Krylov with hard elbows to the head with a minute left as Walker is trying to get to his feet. 10-9 Krylov, 29-28 overall

Official result - Nikita Krylov (26-7) by unanimous decision (30-27; 29-28 x 2)

> Renato Moicano (#7 FW, 13-3-1, 5-3 UFC) vs. Damir Hadzovic (13-5, 3-3 UFC)

Moicano takes Hadzovic down and immediately takes the back and gets a quick tap. They had an argument after the fight. Apparently, Moicano was made because he wanted to fight more. And then Hadzovic said "then you shouldn't have submitted me". Then when Michael Bisping asked Moicano about it, he said he was mad because there was no fans in the stands. 

Official result - Renato Moicano (14-3-1) by submission (rear naked choke)

> Demian Maia (#5, 28-9, 22-9 UFC) vs. Gilbert Burns (#12, 18-3, 10-3 UFC)

Maia more aggressive to start but Burns landing punches and kicks from distance while retreating. Maia gets a takedown on cue after Michael Bisping said he would. Burns up quickly without taking damage. Maia takes the back standing and gets Burns down again. Burns escapes and to his feet. Burns knocks down Maia with a punch. He poses like he'd won but the ref doesn't stop it so he goes to the ground and finishes Maia with punches on the ground. 

Official result - Gilbert Burns (19-3) by TKO (punches) at 2:34

This was the first time in 11 years and 25 fights that Maia was finished in a fight. 

> Kevin Lee (#8, 18-5, 11-5 UFC) vs. Charles Oliveira (#13, 28-8 1 NC, 16-8 1 NC UFC)
  Lightweights* (Lee missed weight by 2.5 pounds)

Oliveira leading the action early and lands a couple of hard head shots. Front kick to the head from Oliveira rocks Lee. Lee with some damage to the bridge of his nose but starting to fire back. Oliveira with a takedown but Lee reverses into top position. Oliveira with a heel hook atempt from his back. He gives that up but landing hammer fists from his back. Oliveira with a knee bar attempt and then takes the back of Lee. Lee escapes that and moves into the guard of Oliveira. Oliveira with an inverted heel hook attempt. Lee escapes and back into guard. Lee tries to take the back but Oliveira scrambles into top position. Lee manages to reverses that and back into Oliveira's guard. Lee maintaining a lot of control time but not landing many strikes. Lee postures up and then moves into half guard. Lee landing hammer fists to the body and head. Lee with elbows to the head. 10-9 Lee

Both guys throwing a lot to start round 2. Lee landing the harder shots it seems but Oliveira getting some nice ones in too. Nice punch combo from Oliveira as Lee is backing up. Oliveira rocks Lee with a punch combo and he's reeling a bit. Lee tries to tie him up but Oliveira continues to land punches and kicks. Lee gets a takedown 2:00 in. Oliveira with an armbar attempt from his back. Lee escapes but Oliveira with a triangle attempt. Oliveira to his feet but Lee drags him right down and settles into his guard. Lee into half guard and landing punches and shoulder strikes. Ref warns them to work as action has stalled. Lee has had ground control for 5 of the first 9 minutes but doing nothing with it. Lee working for an armlock but gives that up quickly. Lee postures up and lands some hammer fists but Oliveira attempts to take his leg. 10-9 Oliveira, 19-19

Oliveira puts on a standing guillotine and drags Lee to the ground. Lee tapping and the ref stops it but Lee immediately protesting the stoppage, claiming he was trying to take the back. He was tapping. 

Official result - Charles Oliveira (29-8) by submission (guillotine choke) at 28 seconds of the 3rd round. 

Oliveira tied the UFC record for most finishes with 16 that Donald Cerrone previously held alone. He's also finished 7 in a row, the 2nd longest streak in UFC history and he asked for the winner of Khabib vs Tony Ferguson. If that fight happens. He probably deserves it but likely won't get it.