UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington – Results & Highlights

Results and highlights

UFC 296 in Las Vegas delivered an action-packed evening with several memorable moments. In the main event between Colby Covington and Leon Edwards, fans witnessed a tactical and technical battle. The match began cautiously, with Edwards gaining a slight upper hand in the first round. The intensity increased in the second round with more exchanges of blows. The third and fourth rounds saw a mix of boxing and grappling, with both fighters gaining and losing positions. The final round was dominated by Colby, who secured a favorable position.

Shavkat Rakhmonov defeated Stephen Thompson via submission, and Paddy Pimblett won against Tony Ferguson by unanimous decision. Josh Emmett delivered a spectacular knockout against Bryce Mitchell. In the undercard, Alonzo Menifield, Irene Aldana, and Cody Garbrandt impressed with their victories. The event was also marked by an unexpected confrontation between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis. In summary, UFC 296 offered an eventful experience with technical skill and strategic thinking, where each match contributed to an exciting gala.

UFC 296 Results

UFC 296: Results

Main Card

Weight Class Method Round Time
Welterweight: Leon Edwards (c) def. Colby Covington Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–46, 49–46) 5 5:00
Flyweight: Alexandre Pantoja (c) def. Brandon Royval Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–45, 49–46) 5 5:00
Welterweight: Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Stephen Thompson Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:56
Lightweight: Paddy Pimblett def. Tony Ferguson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Featherweight: Josh Emmett def. Bryce Mitchell KO (punch) 1 1:57

Preliminary Card (ESPN2 / ESPN+)

Weight Class Method Round Time
Light Heavyweight: Alonzo Menifield def. Dustin Jacoby Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women’s Bantamweight: Irene Aldana def. Karol Rosa Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight: Cody Garbrandt def. Brian Kelleher KO (punch) 1 3:42
Women’s Flyweight: Ariane Lipski def. Casey O’Neill Submission (armbar) 2 1:18

Early Preliminary Card (ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)

Weight Class Method Round Time
Flyweight: Tagir Ulanbekov def. Cody Durden Submission (face crank) 2 4:25
Featherweight: Andre Fili def. Lucas Almeida TKO (punches) 1 3:32
Heavyweight: Shamil Gaziev def. Martin Buday TKO (punches) 2 0:56

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