Monday, August 8, 2022

UFC on FOX 31 Results: Iaquinta Edges Out Lee

Earlier tonight the final UFC event on FOX will be held before the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotional juggernaut jumps over to ESPN. UFC on FOX 31 will go down from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In the main event, Kevin Lee met Al Iaquinta in a lightweight rematch from their initial meeting back in 2014.

Also, Edson Barboza returned to the Octagon to take on Dan Hooker. In bantamweight action, Rob Font took on Sergio Pettis. And opening up the main card was a fight between lightweight veteran Jim Miller and Charles Oliveira. Check out MMA News UFC on FOX 31 results below:

Main Card:

  • Lightweight: Kevin Lee vs. Al Iaquinta

Round 1:

Lee keeps an Iaquinta takedown attempt at bay with a nice lead hook. Iaquinta transitions from a takedown attempt to a spinning elbow that lands. A left-hand lands for Lee and he follows up with a right, switching stances often. A left hook leads for Iaquinta. Iaquinta comes forward with hooks and a head-kick is just blocked. Lee lands a nice body kick Another nice hook lands for Iaquinta but he misses on a takedown attempt. Lee with a nice counter left hand. A beautiful jab lands for Iaquinta. The round comes to an end.

Round 2:

Lee working a takedown and is able to get it down after working for it. Lee gets Iaquinta’s back and locks in the body triangle. Some nice shots are landing from lee from the back. Lee loses position and Iaquinta shoots right up to his feet. Nice jab lands for Iaquinta and he follows it up with a body shot. A nice body kick lands for Lee but Iaquinta counters with a hook. Iaquinta lands an overhand and Lee responds with a jab to end the round.

Round 3:

A nice lead hook from Lee before he switches stances again. Iaquinta counters with a nice hook. Jab for Iaquinta but Lee gets a nice counter. Iaquinta fails on a takedown attempt but Lee follows with one of his own and gets it, but Iaquinta is right up against the fence and gets to his feet. Huge takedown for Lee and he immediately takes Iaquinta’s back again. Shots from the back land for Lee and Iaquinta is hand fighting nicely to avoid the rear-naked choke attempt. Shots from Lee on Iaquinta’s back end the round.

Round 4:

A nice right hand lands for Iaquinta, and now Iaquinta is closing in hard. Iaquinta may have Lee stunned here, and he knows it. A head-kick lands for Iaquinta and Lee nods. Iaquinta is pushing the action now and is landing some nice shots, Lee is bloodied as a result. Body kick from Lee lands. The round comes to an end.

Round 5:

A takedown attempt from Lee ensues in a scramble and the pair stalemate against the cage in neutral position. Now Lee finds the advantage and is going for a takedown. Iaquinta shrugs Lee off and we’re striking again. A hard right-hand lands for Iaquinta, Lee responds with a nice head-kick but Iaquinta fires back with a pair of hooks. A beautiful uppercut lands for Iaquinta, and Lee looks a bit rocked.

Body kick from Lee and Iaquinta misses on a big hook. Jab for Lee and Iaquinta is putting together the combinations, letting his hands go as time winds down. A front kick lands for Iaquinta to Lee’s chin. A body kick for Iaquinta lands and he follows up with a hook. Iaquinta yells in Lee’s face as the fight ends.

Official Result: Al Iaquinta def. Kevin Lee via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)

  • Lightweight: Edson Barboza def. Dan Hooker via R3 KO (body punch, 2:19)
  • Bantamweight: Rob Font def. Sergio Pettis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Lightweight: Charles Oliveira def. Jim Miller via R1 submission (rear-naked choke, 1:15)

Preliminary Card:

  • Welterweight: Zak Ottow def. Dwight Grant via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Lightweight: Drakkar Klose def. Bobby Green via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Lightweight: Joaquim Silva def. Jared Gordon via R3 KO (punches, 2:39)
  • Middleweight: Zak Cummings def. Trevor Smith via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Middleweight: Jack Hermansson def. Gerald Meerschaert via R1 submission (guillotine choke, 4:25)
  • Featherweight: Dan Ige def. Jordan Griffin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

UFC Fight Pass Exclusive Prelims:

  • Light heavyweight: Mike Rodriguez def. Adam Milstead via R1 TKO (knee to body and punches, 2:59)
  • Heavyweight: Juan Adams def. Chris De La Rocha via R3 TKO (punches, 0:58)

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