UFC on ESPN 40′ Santos vs. Hill’ Play-by-Play, Results and Round Scores

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EXAMPLE BETTING | SCOUTING REPORT | ODDS: Silva (-110), Egger (-110)

Round 1

This ESPN card took some beating just before it was due to be knocked out, but it will continue with 10 fights at the UFC Apex. The first comes in the women’s bantamweight category, as two ladies who are about to have a sporting break of 75% or more each. Brazil’s Bueno Silva (8-2-1, 3-2-1 UFC) will face the well-rounded Egger (7-2, 2-1 UFC), and the referee in charge of their encounter is Chris Tognoni. The gloves are touched to begin this evening’s violence, and the women measure their reach and clashing shins along with the night’s first bouts. Bueno Silva punches her enemy with a few punches, and Egger responds by grabbing her and throwing Bueno Silva on her hip. Bueno Silva takes her back for a moment, but is turned around. When Egger claims top position, she starts knocking punches and elbows. Egger falls into an armbar as she deals blows, and Bueno Silva quickly locks it in.
The Swiss fighter piles her up, but she falls forward and the submission is tighter. Bueno Silva yells at Tognoni that Egger tapped, and she lets go of the motion, holding her arms up. Everyone is confused, because Egger doesn’t admit that she tapped, and just looks at Tognoni with a questioning look. After a few seconds of awkwardness, Tognoni waves the fight away, apparently because of Bueno Silva’s claim on tap.
Tognoni goes to consult the replay officer to review the interruption, and when this proves inconclusive, he makes the rare but appropriate call to poll the judges – this means asking the judges what they’ve seen and if there’s just anything there seen from one of their vantage points. Judge Ron McCarthy states that he clearly saw a tapout, and that is all it takes to get this result on the books. A unique example, but fitting within the limits of the rules. Egger protests that she hasn’t tapped, but it’s all over. This fast entry for Bueno Silva will go down in history as one of the fastest in UFC women’s division history.

The official result

Mayra defeats Bueno Silva. Stephanie Egger R1 1:17 via submission (Armbar)

EXAMPLE BETTING | SCOUTING REPORT | ODDS: McKenna (-225), Granger (+185)

Round 1

Women take center stage again, this time at 115 pounds. When the dust settles, either has a UFC record over .500, or one will reach that point. Whether it’s McKenna (6-2, 1-1 UFC) rising above the center line or Granger (7-2, 1-2 UFC) straightening her ship, it remains to be seen as referee Keith Peterson looks on. There’s a lot of respect and absolutely no nonsense, and it’s shown in the form of a glove touch. Granger, with a large reach advantage, picks up early. McKenna pushes forward, throwing punches to close the gap and ducking in past the punches that come at her. “Poppins” throws a leg kick and Granger responds with a square to the calf. McKenna pops in and out to pack a big punch, and her fan contingent in the UFC Apex cheers for her like they’re watching a muay Thai fight. McKenna slogs forward to tie up her opponent, and Granger turns her over and repeatedly kneels to her body. McKenna wraps her hands around her waist and leans on them to look for a one-legged takedown. The transition back to a double-legged entry succeeds for the Brit, who carefully puts Granger down. Granger resurfaces and walks up the wall, so McKenna lifts her in the air and drops her in the middle of the cage. McKenna forces the guard to open up with some heavy soil-and-pound, and she moves toward the half guard while knocking down with undefended left hands. The prospect of Team Alpha Male remains heavy and calm at the top, working Granger with punches and elbows while limiting Granger’s offense to next to nothing. McKenna remains active to avert any interference from Peterson, and she steps into the mountain until Granger sends her away. McKenna jumps back to side controls and gets rid of a high triangle setup from Granger. As McKenna prepares to ride, Granger holds up a high knee. McKenna steps all the way to the other side, and she locks in an arm triangle constriction. McKenna squeezes with all her might, but the clock is her enemy as time runs out before she can provoke a tap or put “Danger” away.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 McKenna
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 McKenna
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 McKenna

Round 2

Sherdog Scores

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Round 3

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The official result

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