Saturday, August 8, 2020

UFC 248 Results: Adesanya Decisions Romero

Check out MMA News' UFC 248 results, featuring a main event meeting between Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero for the middleweight title.

UFC 248 went down tonight (Sat. March 7, 2020) from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and we have the results. The world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion compiled an excellent card for fight fans to enjoy. 

It was headlined by a meeting between Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero for the middleweight title.

In the co-main event, Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk in a women’s strawweight title bout was set. Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose in a lightweight bout, Li Jingliang vs. Neil Magny, and Max Griffin vs. Alex Oliveira welterweight showdowns rouned out the five-bout main card. 

Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero

An odd start to this one as Yoel was covering up and neither fighter threw a strike in the first two minutes. The highlight was Romero landing a big left hand and a jumping kick. He only threw two strikes in the first round. Romero cracked him with a left hand. Adesanya started to get in closer and got looser in round two. Things started to pick up once it hit the third round. Adesanya was landing through his leg kicks but it came down to him managing the risks of his strikes while Yoel was waiting for his openings and capitalizing on them. Yoel got poked in the eye in the fourth round and once they went back to fighting, Yoel went and got a takedown but the champ was right back up. Yoel went for another takedown in round four but Adesanya shut it down and avoided a flurry of strikes. In the end, it was Adesanya who got the unanimous decision win. 

Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 

Jedrzejczyk was back peddling through the first round as Zhang was pushing forward and catching her with strikes in exchanges while Jedrzejczyk was landing and getting out. In the second round, they included clinch work up against the fence with Jedrzejczyk landing some big knee strikes. Zhang cracked her with a right hand then followed up with a sidekick. Zhang got a brief takedown but Jedrzejczyk got back up. Once the third round came around, Zhang started to tire out and threw fewer shots. At the same time, Jedrzejczyk was turning up the production. Zhang worked for the takedown and got them briefly before Jedrzejczyk got back to her feet. Jedrzejczyk had a big hematoma on her forehead. The battle continued in the fourth round with Zhang targeting the hematoma while the challenger increased her elbow strikes. Once the final round came around, they just started throwing bombs. The judges gave the win to Zhang by split decision to retain her title. 

Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose

In the first round, Dariush managed to get on his back while standing and was trying to choke him with one arm. Klose did a nice job of defending it. In the second round, Klose came out swinging and stunned him. Dariush rushed back and they had a wild exchange with Klose dropping and Dariush earning the KO win. 

Li Jingliang vs. Neil Magny

Li hurt him with a big overhand right and Magny immediately went and got the takedown. Li was able to get back to his feet and answered with his own takedown until Magny pushed him off in round one. In the second round, the fight turned into a clinching fest. Magny was overwhelming Li with his pace and strikes that got Li tired. Magny lit him up like a Christmas tree near the end of the second round with strikes up against the fence that led to him getting a takedown. The judges gave the win to Magny. 

Max Griffin vs. Alex Oliveira

Griffin managed to score a takedown with about two minutes to go in the first round where he got top position and landed some shots. Oliveira got up and went for a kimura but landed odd on his leg to end the first round. Griffin had a cut above his right eye that was bleeding pretty good. Oliveira was doing a nice job of landing leg kicks while mixing up takedown attempts with Griffin. Oliveira got a takedown in the third round where he rained down some big shots but Griffin managed to scramble and get on top to unleash his own damage. In the end, it was Oliveira who scored the split decision win. 

It was certain to have a great night of fights from Las Vegas. Check out MMA News’ UFC 248 results below:

Quick UFC 248 Results

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Middleweight title bout: Israel Adesanya def. Yoel Romero by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) to retain UFC middleweight Championship
  • Women’s strawweight title bout: Weili Zhang def. Joanna Jedrzejczyk by split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) to retain the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship
  • Lightweight bout: Beneil Dariush def. Drakkar Klose by knockout (punch) at 1:00 of Round 2
  • Welterweight bout: Neil Magny def. Li Jingliang by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Welterweight bout: Alex Oliveira def. Max Griffin via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Bantamweight bout: Sean O’Malley def. Jose Quinonez by TKO (punches) at 2:02 of Round 1
  • Lightweight bout: Mark O. Madsen def. Austin Hubbard by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Middleweight bout: Rodolfo Vieira def. Saparbeg Safarov by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:58 of Round 1
  • Middleweight bout: Gerald Meerschaert def. Deron Winn by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:13 of Round 3

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 7:00 p.m. ET)

  • Featherweight bout: Giga Chikadze def. Jamall Emmers by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Bantamweight bout: Danaa Batgerel def. Guido Cannetti via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:01

Trending Articles

Watch: Michael Chandler Sleeps Benson Henderson At Bellator 243

Michael Chandler accomplished a rare feat against Benson Henderson. Chandler and Henderson shared the cage a second time at...

Figueiredo vs. Garbrandt, Shevchenko vs. Maia Title Bouts Set For UFC 255

UFC 255 has two title fights on tap for Nov. 21. ESPN's Brett Okamoto reports that UFC president Dana...

Corey Anderson Signs With Bellator After Requesting UFC Release

Corey Anderson is now a member of the Bellator roster. Anderson had been competing under the UFC banner. He...

UFC Releases Ray Borg Following Latest Fight Withdrawal

The UFC has ended its relationship with Ray Borg. MMAFighting's Damon Martin was able to confirm with UFC officials...

Bellator 243 Results: Michael Chandler Knocks Out Benson Henderson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ich3Q9M6A78 UPDATE: The Bellator 243 results are in. Michael Chandler knocked out Benson Henderson in the first...

Latest MMA News

Michael Chandler Sizes up Conor McGregor as He Talks Free Agency

Michael Chandler fought the last fight on his contract at Bellator 243 when he picked up a first round victory against Benson...

UFC on ESPN+ 32 Results: Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik

UFC on ESPN+32 goes down tonight (Sat. August 8, 2020) from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC APEX and we have the...

Check Out Last-Minute Betting Odds For UFC on ESPN+ 32

The final UFC on ESPN+ 32 betting odds are in for as this event is quickly approaching for the Las Vegas-based promotion. 

Watch: Michael Chandler Sleeps Benson Henderson At Bellator 243

Michael Chandler accomplished a rare feat against Benson Henderson. Chandler and Henderson shared the cage a second time at...

Watch: Valerie Loureda Knocks Out Tara Graff At Bellator 243

Valerie Loureda scored a knockout victory over Tara Graff. On the preliminary portion of Bellator 243, Loureda shared the...

UFC Releases Ray Borg Following Latest Fight Withdrawal

The UFC has ended its relationship with Ray Borg. MMAFighting's Damon Martin was able to confirm with UFC officials...

Bellator 243 Results: Michael Chandler Knocks Out Benson Henderson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ich3Q9M6A78 UPDATE: The Bellator 243 results are in. Michael Chandler knocked out Benson Henderson in the first...

Derrick Lewis Promises To Come Out ‘Balls Blazing’ Against Aleksei Oleinik

With the ability to move mountains with his words, Derrick Lewis says he will come out "balls blazing" at UFC on ESPN+...

Figueiredo vs. Garbrandt, Shevchenko vs. Maia Title Bouts Set For UFC 255

UFC 255 has two title fights on tap for Nov. 21. ESPN's Brett Okamoto reports that UFC president Dana...

Corey Anderson Signs With Bellator After Requesting UFC Release

Corey Anderson is now a member of the Bellator roster. Anderson had been competing under the UFC banner. He...

Dustin Jacoby Wants UFC Return Fight To Be Against Gokhan Saki

Dustin Jacoby can say he is a UFC fighter once again. The 32-year-old was in the Las Vegas-based promotion...

Daniel Cormier Says Fight With Miocic at UFC 252 is About Legacy

Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic will face each other soon at UFC 252. They are 1-1 against one another and both men,...