Tonight, MMANews.com is your source for UFC 198 Results and live coverage. UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic takes place live from Curitiba, Brazil and we will be providing the absolute best live results coverage of the highly anticipated pay-per-view featuring an absolutely stacked lineup, including Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic for the UFC Heavyweight Championship, Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Corey Anderson and the Octagon debut of Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino, as she takes on Leslie Smith.
UFC 198 kicks off live tonight with a three-fight preliminary card on UFC Fight Pass starting at 6:30pm ET. / 3:30pm PT., featuring Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Patrick Cummins in the main event, as well as a four-fight preliminary card headlined by Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia on FOX Sports 1 starting at 8pm ET. / 5pm PT. After the FS1 prelims, starting at 10pm ET. / 7pm PT., it will be time for the UFC 198 pay-per-view headlined by Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic for the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
MMANews.com will be providing live, quick-match UFC 198 results coverage of the two preliminary cards this evening, and the fastest, most detailed round-by-round results coverage of every fight on the pay-per-view portion of the show from start-to-finish. We welcome fans to test our updates against the competition this evening, as it will not take long for you to figure out where you want to be when the big fights get started.
UPDATE: The UFC 198 Fight Pass preliminary card is now officially underway. Stay tuned to MMANews.com and continue refreshing this page for the result of the first fight of the evening, and remember, when the PPV fights begin at 10pm EST., we will be providing very detailed, very fast updates during each and every round of every fight.
UFC 198 Results — Fight Pass Preliminary Fights
– Renato Moicano def. Zubaira Tukhugov via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
– Sergio Moraes vs. Luan Chagas is declared a split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
– Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Patrick Cummins via TKO (punches) at 4:52 of Round 1
UFC 198 Results — FOX Sports 1 Preliminary Fights
– John Lineker def. Rob Font via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-26)
– Francisco Trinaldo def. Yancy Medeiros via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 29-27, 30-26)
– Thiago Santos def. Nate Marquardt via TKO (strikes) at 3:39 of Round 1
– Demian Maia def. Matt Brown via Submission (rear naked choke) at 4:31 of Round 3
UFC 198 Results — Pay-Per-View Fights
Warlley Alves vs. Bryan Barberena
Round 1: Both guys are in the Octagon and Bruce Buffer just finished doing his thing. Our first fight is now officially underway. Leon Roberts will be the referee for this, our opening PPV bout of the evening. Barberena comes out aggressive with his standup early on. Alves immediately jumps into a guillotine choke on Barberena. Alves pulls guard with the choke and the crowd gets loud expecting a finish, however Barberena gives the thumbs up and eventually escapes. Barberena is now working from inside Alves’ guard with strikes. Alves wall-walks his way back to his feet. The two separate and now a slower paced standup fight is happening, with Alves moving forward and Barberena back-peddaling and circling. Alves lands some good shots while Barberena’s back is against the cage. Alves looks for a takedown off the cage but doesn’t get it. Alves lands a decent lead-uppercut before clinching and holding Barberena’s back against the cage. The round ends. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Warlley Alves.
Round 2: Alves lands two nice right hands a good body shot in the early goings of the second round. Barberena lands a shot that opens up a little cut near the eye of Alves. Alves gets in some more good body work. Alves lands a good elbow coming out of the clinch with Barberena against the cage. Barberena lands a good one-two while striking at distance with Alves. Barberena with some good body kicks. He throws a kick up high but Alves blocks it. Alves is starting to slow down now and Barberena seems to be sensing this, as he is turning on his offensive onslaught a bit now. Barberena continues to pick up the pace and is looking good in the second half of this round. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Bryan Barberena.
Round 3: The third round sees both guys coming out with a bit of a slower pace, clearly fatigued after two rounds of action here in Brazil. Both guys are working kicks, with neither really “taking over” offensively thus far in the round. Alves explodes with a flying knee attempt but doesn’t really find the mark. Barberena lands some nice clinch elbows on Alves, getting the blood going again from the cuts on the face of Alves. Alves with a nice elbow on the break from the clinch this time. Alves lands a nice kick. Wheel kick misses. Barberena with a nice flurry of punches. The two definitely finished out the third and final round with some good action. This could be an interesting judges decision. Tough third round to score. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Bryan Barberena.
Bryan Barberena def. Wallrey Alves via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Corey Anderson
Round 1: The video package for these two just finished airing. Corey Anderson is making his walk to the cage now. He’s in the Octagon and now here comes Brazilian MMA legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Mario Yamasaki is the referee for this fight. Here we go! The crowd in Curitiba is going nuts for Shogun. Shogun comes out throwing some kicks at Anderson just to give him something to look at. Anderson is bouncing around and circling. The crowd is chanting something now in Portuguese as Shogun lands a beautiful overhand right. Shogun misses a punch, which Anderson takes advantage of by running in on Shogun and trying to take him down. He doesn’t get the takedown but he lands a knee and now has Shogun’s back against the cage while he holds him in a clinch. The two separate and Anderson lands a decent right hand. Anderson with a good leg kick and a nice right hand. Anderson is starting to look more comfortable as the round nears an end. Shogun blasts Anderson out of nowhere and hurts him bad just as the round was ending. He followed in with hammer fists and nearly stopped him, but the buzzer sounded to save him. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
Round 2: A little spilled ice between rounds gave Anderson a couple of extra seconds to recover. The second round begins with Anderson seemingly recovered. He throws a leg kick and comes in with some wild punches that misses the mark. Shogun is taking his time and picking his shots. Shogun with a nice leg kick. Anderson mixes some beautiful kicks and punches in a nice combination. He takes Shogun down. Anderson is now working some strikes from the top position inside Shogun’s guard as the crowd boo’s. Anderson stands up, wings a big punch and dives back in. Shogun scrambles back to his feet. Anderson has Shogun’s back against the cage. The action remains here for a bit as both guys take the opportunity to catch their breath a bit. They separate and now Anderson is putting together some striking combos again. Shogun with a decent punch. Anderson is looking much better again as the round nears a close, but we saw what that led to in the first round. Anderson takes Shogun down for the second time in the round. Shogun quickly uses the Octagon to wall-walk back to his feet. Anderson holds Shogun’s back against the fence in the clinch. The two separate. Anderson dances around as Shogun paws with a jab. The ten second ticker hits and Shogun blasts Anderson with another big punch just as the round ends. Whether or not that one stole him the round remains to be seen. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Corey Anderson.
Round 3: Anderson comes out double-jabbing to start off the third and final round. Shogun lands a nice looping hook and a straight shot. Anderson answers back with a punch of his own. Anderson changes levels and looks for a takedown. He pushes Shogun to the cage and looks to scoop his legs out from under him. He gets it. Anderson is working from inside Shogun’s half-guard with some ground and pound. The crowd starts boo’ing. Shogun gets full guard on the bottom. Shogun gives up his back in an attempt to get back to his feet. Anderson holds onto Shogun from behind and nails him with some punches, making him earn his way back to his feet. Shogun finally does. Anderson immediately looks for another takedown once the two are standing at distance again. He finally gets Shogun’s back against the cage and takes him down. Shogun gets right back up but Anderson stays on him like glue. Anderson takes Shogun back down and again Shogun pops back up, this time before Anderson could finish and establish top position with the takedown. The two are clinched against the cage now as the crowd goes from nearly silent to loud as hell with boo’s as we reach the final 30 seconds of the round. Anderson backs off Shogun just long enough to blast him with a knee and dive back in for another takedown attempt. The buzzer sounds to end the round and the fight. Whether or not you give that second round to Shogun because of the knockdown at the very end of the round will likely determine who wins on points. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Corey Anderson.
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua def. Corey Anderson via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino vs. Leslie Smith
Round 1: The video package has aired. Leslie Smith has walked to the cage. Cris Cyborg just finished her Octagon walk. Bruce Buffer is doing his thing now. Cris Cyborg’s Octagon debut is now officially underway. Eduardo Herdy is the referee for this one. Both girls come out swinging wildly here in the first. Cyborg lands a couple of solid shots during the exchanges. The crowd in Curitiba is going nuts for the hometown girl. Solid leg kick lands for Cyborg. Cyborg drops Leslie Smith. Cyborg follows in with some hammer fists. And just like that it’s over. Cris Cyborg wins her UFC debut.
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino def. Leslie Smith via KO (punches) at 1:21 of Round 1
Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
Round 1: “The Phenom” Vitor Belfort makes his way out to the cage after the video package airs for our co-main event of the evening. Out next is Belfort’s opponent for this Brazil vs. Brazil fight, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. The crowd is hyped up for this one, as you would expect. Bruce Buffer just finished doing what he does. Our referee for tonight’s co-main event will be Osiris Maia. And Belfort-Jacare is now officially underway. Jacare comes out pressing the action. He launches a heavy body kick at Belfort. Belfort comes with a flying knee to the body but Jacare avoids it. Jacare gets a body lock on Belfort. The two are upper-body wrestling now with Belfort’s back against the cage. The two separate and return to the center of the Octagon. Jacare continues to stalk Belfort, who continues to back up. Belfort comes in with a flying knee attempt again but again doesn’t find the mark. Jacare gets Belfort down to the mat and establishes top control. Jacare is working from inside Belfort’s half guard. Jacare gets some leverage, postures up and blasts away at Belfort with some solid punches. Belfort is already cut and bleeding. The referee decides to stop the action to let the doctor check the cut on Belfort. The doctor cleans up Belfort, who is bleeding pretty good. The blood is coming from the bridge of Belfort’s nose but is going into his eyes a bit. The action is resumed with Jacare on top working from inside Belfort’s half guard on the ground. Jacare uses his feet on the cage to advance to side mount. Belfort scrambles and gets back to his feet. Jacare stays on him and keeps him clinched against the cage. Belfort pulls guard as Jacare keeps him stuck against the cage. Jacare settles in on top and lands some heavy right hands. Jacare postures up and is basically standing over Belfort pummeling away with punches now. Belfort looks to be in a lot of trouble now as Jacare settles into full mount and starts mixing in some elbows with his punches. Jacare is pounding away relentlessly now as Belfort isn’t defending much at all. Maia takes a closer look at the action and finally decides he has seen enough. Jacare wins via TKO.
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza def. Vitor Belfort via TKO (punches) at 4:38 of Round 1.
UFC Heavyweight Championship
– Fabricio Werdum (c) vs. Stipe Miocic
Round 1: The video package for tonight’s main event has just finished airing. Stipe Miocic is making his walk to the cage now. Out next is his opponent for this evening, UFC Heavyweight Champion and local Brazilian favorite, Fabricio Werdum. Bruce Buffer just finished doing his pre-fight announcements. Our referee for this one will be Dan Miragliotta. Our first round of tonight’s UFC Heavyweight Championship main event is now officially underway. Both guys come out slow, showing each other some respect. Werdum starts chopping with kicks. He throws a few punches that fail to find the mark. Miocic is staying calm, circling and picking his shots when he sees an opening. Miocic starts firing back with leg kicks of his own to Werdum. The Brazilian fans are singing/chanting something very loudly right now. Werdum changes levels and shoots in for a single leg takedown, but Miocic defends well and avoids going to the ground. Out of nowhere, Miocic catches Werdum coming out and drops him dead with a huge punch. Werdum face-planted and the crowd went dead silent. I’ve never heard a stadium with this many people so quiet since the PRIDE days in Japan. This is crazy. Werdum was out cold. We have a new UFC World Heavyweight Champion ladies and gentlemen.
Stipe Miocic def. Fabricio Werdum via KO (punch) at 2:47 of Round 1 to become the new UFC Heavyweight Champion.