UFC Fight Night 118 is taking place today in Gdansk, Poland, and in the main event, Donald Cerrone will take on rising welterweight, Darren Till.
Results and main card bout recaps follow below.
Marcin Held def. Nasrat Haqparast via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Brian Kelleher def. Damian Stasiak via TKO (punches) R3, 3:39
Ramazan Emeev def. Sam Alvey via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Andre Fili def. Artem Lobov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Warlley Alves def. Salim Touahri via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Lina Lansberg def. Aspen Ladd via TKO (punches) R2, 2:33
Josh Emmett def. Felipe Arantes via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Oskar Piechota vs. Jonathan Wilson
In the opening round, Piechota managed to take Wilson’s back along the cage, and the latter was forced to defend choke attempts for the remainder of the frame. Wilson was able to land some strikes in round two, but he was dropped right before the round came to an end. Piechota scored a takedown in the final round, and had Wilson on the defensive for a couple of minutes. Moments before the bout the final horn went, Piechota rolled into a triangle-choke and then an armbar, but Wilson survived.
Nice debut for Piechota.
Oskar Piechota def. Jonathan Wilson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jan Blachowicz vs. Devin Clark
Clark went for a takedown not long in, but much of the opening round featured striking action, and both light-heavyweights landed some nice shots. Shortly into round two, Blachowicz landed a pounding kick to the body of Clark, which had the latter wincing. Not long after, Clark shot in again, but Blachowicz defended and took top position. Clark worked his way out and back to his feet, but after he rushed in, Blachowicz wrapped up a standing, rear-naked-choke. Highlight reel win.
Jan Blachowicz def. Devin Clark via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 3:02
Jodie Esquibel vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Kowalkiewicz used her reach and range well in round one, and out struck Esquibel with punches. In round two, Kowalkiewicz stepped up her attacks, and had Esquibel in retreat on a couple occasions, with flurries of strikes. Before the round ended, Kowalkiewicz rolled into a beautifully timed, armbar attempt, but Esquibel defended. In round three, Kowalkiewicz’s reach and striking ruled the day once again.
Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Jodie Esquibel via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Donald Cerrone vs. Darren Till
Till tagged Cerrone with a couple of lefts moments in, while Cerrone attempted to take the bout down. Till continued to out strike Cerrone on the feet, and then stunned the rugged vet with a big left and a follow up elbow. Till swarmed in for the finish, and after landing numerous, unanswered punches, the fight was stopped. Huge, huge win for Till.
Darren Till def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (punches) R1, 4:20