UFC Philadelphia Results: Gaethje Obliterates Barboza

Check out MMA News' UFC Philadelphia results and coverage for the Wells Fargo Center event featuring an exciting lightweight headliner.

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UFC on ESPN 2 took place from the Wells Fargo Center tonight (Sat. March 30, 2019) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the main event of the night, one of the better striker match-ups took place. Edson Barboza face former World Series Of Fighting (WSOF) champion Justin Gaethje.

Also, David Branch and Jack Hermansson co-main evented. Featherweights Josh Emmett and Michael Johnson also clashed on the main card. The promotion compiled a tremendous fight card for fans tonight. Check out MMA News’ UFC Philadelphia results here below:

Main Card:

  • Lightweight: Edson Barboza vs. Justin Gaethje

Round 1:

Gaethje opens up with a pair of leg kicks. Barboza responds with one of his own, but and a leg kick battle ensues. Gaethje pours on the offense as he rocks Barboza. A clinch against the cage now, and Barboza’s eye is bothered. Nice clinch work from Gaethje before they separate.

Both men are exchanging huge shots inside the pocket, and both are eating leather. A huge right hook from Gaethje knocks Barboza out cold as he’s moving backwards. Amazing finish from Gaethje.

Official Result: Justin Gaethje def. Edson Barboza via R1 KO (punch, 2:30)

  • Middleweight: Jack Hermansson def. David Branch via R1 submission (guillotine, 0:49)
  • Featherweight: Josh Emmett def. Michael Johnson via R3 KO (punch, 4:14)
  • Women’s strawweight: Michelle Waterson def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Light heavyweight: Paul Craig def. Kennedy Nzechukwu via R3 submission (triangle choke, 4:20)
  • Featherweight: Sodiq Yusuff def. Sheymon Moraes via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card:

  • Women’s strawweight: Marina Rodriguez def. Jessica Aguilar via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-27, 29-27)
  • Lightweight: Desmond Green def. Ross Pearson via R1 TKO (punches, 2:52)
  • Featherweight: Kevin Aguilar def. Enrique Barzola via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Middleweight: Kevin Holland def. Gerald Meerschaert via split decision (29-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Preliminary Card:

  • Catchweight (137 pounds): Casey Kenney def. Ray Borg via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Women’s flyweight: Maryna Moroz def. Sabina Mazo via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Bantamweight: Alex Perez def. Mark De La Rosa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)