Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is just a few days away from its upcoming UFC on ESPN 6 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, scheduled for a rare Friday night appearance on Oct. 18, 2019 inside TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The UFC on ESPN 6 headliner features former middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, as he makes the jump up to 205 pounds to battle undefeated division contender Dominick Reyes, who’s confident a win over “All American” secures him a title shot against Jon Jones. In the “Beantown” co-main event, Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens attempt to finish what they started at UFC Mexico, a featherweight slugfest that was previously marred by “Pantera’s” inadvertent eye poke. In addition, local hero Joe Lauzon returns to battle the venerable Jonathan Pearce, while light heavyweight phenom Deron Winn looks to keep his undefeated streak alive against the rough-and-tumble Darren Stewart. Both the UFC on ESPN 6 main card and “Prelims” will air exclusively on ESPN2.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC on ESPN 6 fight card below, starting with the ESPN2 “Prelims” undercard bouts at 6 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN2 main card start time of 9 p.m. ET.
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Reyes vs. Weidman.” Without further delay, see below for the updated UFC on ESPN 6 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC ON ESPN 6 QUICK RESULTS:
Dominick Reyes vs. Chris Weidman
Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens — Rodriguez def. Stephens by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Greg Hardy vs. Ben Sosoli — Hardy def. Sosoli by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Joe Lauzon vs. Jonathan Pearce — Lauzon def. Pearce by TKO (punches) at 1:33 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS!
Maycee Barber vs. Gillian Robertson — Barber def. Robertson by TKO (punches and elbows) at 3:04 of Round One
Deron Winn vs. Darren Stewart — Stewart def. Winn by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
Manny Bermudez vs. Charles Rosa — Rosa def. Bermudez by submission (armbar) at 2:46 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS!
Diana Belbita vs. Molly McCann — McCann def. Belbita by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Kyle Bochniak vs. Sean Woodson — Woodson def. Bochniak by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)
Randy Costa vs. Boston Salmon — Costa def. Salmon by TKO (punches) at 2:15 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS!
Sean Brady vs. Court McGee — Brady def. McGee by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Kevin Holland vs. Brendan Allen — Allen def. Holland by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:38 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS!
Daniel Spitz vs. Tanner Boser — Boser def. Spitz by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
UFC ON ESPN 6 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
205 lbs.: Dominick Reyes vs. Chris Weidman
145 lbs.: Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens
Round 1: Rodriguez opens with a flying side kick to the face. They’re swinging big right away. Rodriguez looks for an inside trip, puts him on the fence. Jockeying for position. Stephens has double underhooks, avoids a whizzer throw. They separate. Rodriguez tries to spin, lands a front kick. Body kicks connect. Bouncing punches off of Stephens’ guard two minutes in. Stephens looking for leg kicks, takes an oblique kick. Counter right lands for him. Rodriguez body kick. Jumping knee attempt. Stephens changes levels with two minutes to go.
Rodriguez looks to spin on the break. Short right from Rodriguez in the clinch and he puts Stephens on the fence for a moment. Body shot from Stephens. One minute to go. Lead right lands for Rodriguez, switching stance. Spinning back kick, jumping switch kick. Low kicks land, Stephens lands as Rodriguez spins but gets dropped by a jab. They separate. Rodriguez pursues before the bell. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Round 2: Early head kick attempt from Rodriguez. Low kicks, hook kick attempt. Body kick badly hurts Stephens and Rodriguez swarms him on the mat. Rodriguez looks for the back, then continues pounding on Stephens as the latter tries to wrestle. Stephens pulls guard, then locks up a guillotine. More shots from Rodriguez from top position. Big hammerfists. Stephens doing just enough to keep the ref from intervening. Rodriguez locking up a d’arce. Loses it. Stephens works his way up, eats an elbow, lands a knee and starts throwing heat. Body kick from Rodriguez with two minutes to go.
Stephens gets a rear waistlock and Rodriguez tries a granby roll. Stephens lands on top in guard, tries to dive in with a right but Rodriguez looks for a triangle. Teepee choke now. Stephens avoids it, starts pounding. Hard knees. Rodriguez separates. 10-8 Rodriguez.
Round 3: Stephens takes a low blow to start the round, refuses to take time. He’s throwing bombs at Rodriguez. Low kicks by Rodriguez. One minute in. Overhand right from Stephens inside. He catches a kick and takes Rodriguez down on the fence. Hard ground-and-pound. Rodriguez stands, separates. Stephens punches into another takedown into guard. Rodriguez setting up a triangle two minutes in. Stephens trying to posture up, unable to. Half guard with two minutes to go.
Rodriguez mostly holding on from his back. One minute to go. Elbows from Stephens. More elbows, pumping up the crowd. Rodriguez regains guard. Stephens tries to dive in for a finishing shot. 10-9 Stephens.
Final result: Rodriguez def. Stephens by unanimous decision
265 lbs.: Greg Hardy vs. Ben Sosoli
Round 1: Sosoli answers a low kick with a counter left. Body shot. Another left by Sosoli lands. Hardy tries a head kick. They trade power hands. One minute in. Sosoli to the body. Low kick lands for him. Hardy with a stiff jab in return. Hard leg kick. Two minutes in. Left hand downstairs from Sosoli met by a straight right and hook. Counter left from Sosoli, takes punches in return. Two minutes to go.
Uppercuts by Hardy. Both land lefts downstairs. One minute to go. Hardy with a hard lead right. Another. 10-9 Hardy.
Round 2: Sosoli counters a body kick with a left. Superman punch from Hardy. Counter two-piece near the fence. One minute in. Low kick lands for Hardy, then a jab. More low kicks. Head kick attempt. Counter two-piece from Sosoli. Two minutes in. Sosoli counters a leg kick with a straight left; he’s looking to answer all of Hardy’s kicks with lefts but he’s getting the worst of it. Two minutes to go.
Overhand left by Sosoli. Two more to counter leg kicks. One minute to go. Hardy using his jab. Sosoli overhand left. 10-9 Hardy.
Round 3: Hardy illegally used an inhaler between rounds. Oh boy.
Low kick from Hardy. Lots of feints, then another leg kick. One minute in. Sosoli stuck on the end of the jabs and low kicks. Good counter right from Sosoli. Two minutes in. 3-2 lands for him. More low kicks from Hardy. Body shot from Sosoli. Two minutes to go.
Another Sosoli body blow, eats low kicks in return and briefly gets dropped. Hardy low kick, Sosoli counter left. One minute to go. Right hook falls short. Overhand left knocks Hardy back and Sosoli tries to pursue. Overhand left. Hardy runs away until the bell. 10-9 Sosoli.
Final result: Hardy def. Sosoli by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Joe Lauzon vs. Jonathan Pearce
Round 1: Lauzon on the front foot early. Jabs from Lauzon, teep from Pearce. Good exchange near the fence. Lauzon stings him with a left, then buckles Pearce with a straight right and looks for a trip. Lauzon ends up on top in mount, then takes the back. Lauzon has Pearce’s arm trapped in a painful position and he unloads right hands on Pearce’s unprotected face until the ref steps in.
Final result: Lauzon def. Pearce by TKO (punches)
125 lbs.: Maycee Barber vs. Gillian Robertson
Round 1: Barber with an early right hand, denies a level change. Low kick from Robertson. 1-2 from Barber. They trade in the center, knee from Robertson. One minute in. Fake shot form Robertson into a left hand. Right hand lands for Barber. Robertson pulls guard and transitions to a single-leg, eats elbows but gets the body lock. Knees from Barber agains th fence. Barber with some Browne elbos to defend the single-leg, lands a knee. Heavy punches by Barber, forcing Robertson back. Barber unloading on the fence. Nasty elbows and punches from Barber and the ref intervenes.
Final result: Barber def. Robertson by TKO (punches and elbows)
185 lbs.: Deron Winn vs. Darren Stewart
Round 1: Stewart moving well early, lands a hard lead right. Winn shoots from too far out, re-adjusts, still struggling to get it. Hard knee and elbow from Stewart. Winn finally gets him down into guard a minute in. Stewart looks for a triangle, Winn avoids and grabs the rear turtle. Seatbelt grip as Stewart works his way up. Winn tries to transition to an ankle pick two minutes in, can’t get it, lands a hard overhand right and runs the pipe for a takedown into half guard. Two minutes to go.
Left hands from Winn as Stewart tries to turn to his knees. He does so, Winn still attached. Left hands land for Winn. Hard elbows from Stewart. Winn gets a high crotch and dumps him into guard. One minute to go. Stewart fires some elbows off of his back. Winn with some short punches. 10-9 Winn.
Round 2: Winn’s sporting a cut on the top of his head from those elbows. Jabs from Stewart. Winn whiffs on an overhand, takes a shin to the junk as he steps in. After they resume, he shoots against the fence. One minute in. Good level change puts him on top in guard. Punches from Winn. Stewart uses the fence to work his way up. He gets an underhook and separates, landing a good right hand. Stewart looking to open up in the center, lands a hard right cross. Winn fires an overhand, shoots, stuffed. More punches from Stewart. Winn eating a bunch of right hands. Two minutes to go.
Winn tries a head kick, ducks a right hand and shoots. Stewart with some Browne elbows as he defends. Winn completes the high crotch regardless, can’t hold him down. One minute to go. Knees from Stewart, short punches by Winn before they separate. Lead right and another hurts Winn. 10-9 Stewart.
Round 3: More jabs from Stewart. Winn ducks a punch to shoot, denied. Overhand right lands for Winn a minute in. Stewart continues popping him with the jab. Right cross behind it. Big 2-3 by Stewart. Two minutes in. Winn connects with a left hook, eats a 2-3. Stewart hits a takedown of his own against the fence. Winn turns into his own single-leg aggempt, completes it into guard. Two minutes to go.
Short punches from Winn. Stewart trying to scoot his way to the fence. He makes his way to the feet, gets dumped back to his knees. One minute to go. Stewart makes it to his feet and they start trading. Big punches from both men. Winn tries a head kick, then changes levels and Stewart looks for a guillotine. 10-9 Stewart.
Final result: Stewart def. Winn by split decision
145 lbs.: Manny Bermudez vs. Charles Rosa
Round 1: Bermudez comes out aggressively, ends up on top against the fence. Rosa tries to bring his legs high a minute in. Bermudez on top in guard, lands some hard ground-and-pound. Heavy punches two minutes in. Rosa bringing his legs up but there’s no submission there. Now a triangle that goes nowhere, but he transitions to an armbar that draws the verbal tap.
Final result: Rosa def. Bermudez by submission (armbar)
125 lbs.: Diana Belbita vs. Molly McCann
Round 1: Belbita advancing as they trade early. Spinning back kick from McCann, eats a leg kick, lands a left hook. Belbita with some nice counters. Lead right from McCann. they trad einside. One minute in. Overhand right by McCann. Belbita continuing to press forward, eats a hard right hand and comes back with a combination. They tie up on the fence. Elbow by Belbita. Combo by Belbita. Low kick exchange. Two minutes in. Quick punching exchanges, they trade knees inside. Belbita low kick and jabs. She answers a spinning back kick with a 1-2. Belbita with a hard knee to answer the next spin, eats a long left from a taunting McCann. Two minutes to go.
Belbita lands a knee, denies a shot, puts her on the fence. McCann tries a guillotine and ends up on the bottom. She scrambles up, eats another knee and jab. Belbita catches a kick. One minute to go. Spinning back fist by McCann. One minute to go. McCann lands a double-leg into side control. Belbita stands, gets caught in an arm triangle and thrown down. McCann with some heavy ground-and-pound, tries a bulldog choke. 10-9 Belbita.
Round 2: They continue to duke it out inside. McCann attempts a trip in the clinch, denied and pressed against the fence. Good knee by Belbita. McCann reverses and they jockey for position. McCann with an elbow a minute in. Right hand on the break by McCann, throwing heat. McCann catches a kick, can’t use it, slings her away and shoots. McCann completes a double-leg into side control. Belbita stands, caught again in an arm triangle position. She grabs the fence multiple times to defend and ends up losing a point. The ref returns them to the arm triangle. McCann tries to push off the fence, ends up on her back and eats hard elbows before taking her down again. McCann looking for the back. Two minutes to go.
Both hooks in for McCann and she flattens Belbita out, jackhammering away. Elbows now from mount. Belbita tries to move, McCann takes side control. Knee on the way up. Head-and-arm into armbar attempt. Belbita blasts her with a right hand after escaping and they return to the feet. 10-8 McCann with the point deduction.
Round 3: 1-2 from Belbita. McCann now on the advance. Counter hook lands for her. Belbita misses with an elbow, catches a spin with a right. One minute in. Body kick from Belbita met by a right hand. Left hook from McCann. Uppercut lands. Trading jabs now. Two minutes in. McCann lands a straight right, then an uppercut. Belbita uppercut now in combination. Hard right cross from McCann. Belbita leg kick. McCann straight left. Two minutes to go.
Trading in the center. Lead right by McCann. Belbita low kick as she retreats, McCann answers in kind. Belbita side kick met by a left hook. One minute to go. McCann tries a knee and fires a right behind it. She shoots, transitions to a rear waist lock. No dice. Side kick lands for her. 10-9 McCann.
Final result: McCann def. Belbita by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Kyle Bochniak vs. Sean Woodson
Round 1: Bochniak on the advance, takes a knee to the midsection and a jab. Jabs from Woodson. Switching stance, looking for straight shots. Counter uppercut, Bochniak with a left as he steps in. Bochniak having issues with the range early on. Low kick lands for him. Woodson knee and straight. Bochniak shoots, locks his hands, takes Woodson down two minutes in. He hops onto Woodson’s back, loses it, gets back in on Woodson’s hips. Pressing him against the fence. Two minutes to go.
Woodson circles off. Body kick lands, more switch-stance jabs. Low kick. Uppercut connects. Counter 1-3. Counter knee lands for Woodson. Bochniak wades in with his hands down, gets buckled by a knee with a minute to go. Knees, lag kicks, right hands from Woodson. Bochniak shoots in on the fence. Woodson avoids the single-leg and plugs Bochniak with a straight left. 10-9 Woodson.
Round 2: Bochniak still advancing, still getting picked off by punches and knees. He shoots in, fighting for a body lock. One minute in. Woodson defends and separates, lands more counters. Bochniak shoots again on the fence. Elbows from Woodson as he defends. Two minutes in. Woodson pivots and separates. Bochniak answers a straight right with a jab. Another right by Woodson. Bochniak wades in and they trade. He shoots once again. Two minutes to go.
Woodson separates, buckles Bochniak with a left hook. Head kick and straight left, shovel hook. Short uppercut lands for Woodson as Bochniak shoots in. Elbow from Woodson. Knee to the body. He separates. Bolo punch and jump knee by Woodson. 10-9 Woodson.
Round 3: Bochniak tries an early shot, denied. He shoots in again on the fence. Browne elbows from Woodson. He separates a minute in. Woodson low kick and counter left. Body kick. Overhand right and body shot from Bochniak and they slug it out on the fence. Bochniak eats a knee, catches it and shoots. Woodson separates. Bochniak backs him to the fence, can’t keep him there, eats a knee and a right hook two minutes in. Leg kick exchange. Another hard knee by Woodson, stuffs a shot. Counters by Woodson with his back on the fence. Big knee again. Bochniak wading forward. Two minutes to go.
Bochniak keeping his hands down, eats another knee. Left hand stuns him for a second, tried a head kick behind it. Right cross behind a knee. Bochniak shoots with a minute to go, lands a knee to the body and separates. Counter right from Woodson. Knee attempt. Bochniak swinging big, eats an uppercut. Knee and left hand, 1-2. Knee and left hook. Bochniak zombie-walking through the bombs. 10-9 Woodson.
Final result: Woodson def. Bochniak by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Randy Costa vs. Boston Salmon
Round 1: Heavy early exchanges until Salmon puts him on the fence. Knee from Salmon. They separate. One minute in. Hard left hook stings Salmon and Costa follows up with hard shots on the fence. Body shot from Salmon but he’s taking shots. Now he tries a takedown, sprawled on. Two hard straight rights and down goes Salmon. Costa denies the reactive shot, continues to bomb away. More hard rights crumple Salmon and in comes the ref.
Final result: Costa def. Salmon by TKO (punches)
170 lbs.: Sean Brady vs. Court McGee
Round 1: McGee pressing forward early, as expected. Low kick from Brady. Brady catches a body kick, fires a left hook and ties up. McGee puts him on the fence. Brady circles off and they separate. Low kick from Brady. He takes a nut shot a minute in. They resume after he takes time to recover. Leg kicks from Brady, 3-2 lands. McGee tries a head kick and gets dropped by a counter left hook. He scrambles to his feet and ties up, then separates after getting his bearings. 1-2 from Brady. Two minutes in. Low kick lands, combination upstairs. Spinning back kick lands for him. Another leg kick met by one from McGee. 1-2 from Brady, who catches another kick and counters with a right. Two minutes to go.
Brady continues to land low kicks, connects with a left hook as they trade. 1-2. He’s badly outlanding McGee, lands a cross counter with a minute to go. McGee shoots, stuffed. 1-2-3 by Brady. 10-9 Brady.
Round 2: McGee is really struggling with Brady’s speed. Combination from Brady, jabs from McGee. Brady briefly ties up, lands one to the body. One minute in. 3-2 from Brady and he shoots, dragging McGee down from the body lock. McGee stands, dragged back down as Brady looks for the back. McGee uses the fence to stand and reverse position. Brady circles off and separates. Combination lands for him. McGee body jab. More kicks from Brady. 2-3. Two minutes to go.
Left hook connects for Brady. McGee shoots, denied. Trading jabs near the center. Brady counters a leg kick. Hard left hook. Body shot. One minute to go. Leg kick. Overhand right. McGee comes back with a jab and tries a head kick. Big left hook rattles McGee, Brady doesn’t pursue. He counters a low kick with a 3-2. McGee shoots on the fence. 10-9 Brady.
Round 3: McGee continues to pressure as Brady looks for counters and potshots. 3-2 from Brady and McGee puts him on the fence. Brady defends with underhooks, eats an uppercut on the break. Trading jabs. One minute in. 1-2-3 from Brady. They trade combinations. McGee leg kick answered in kind. McGee double jab, counters a left hook with a right cross. Brady lands a combination. Two minutes in. McGee low kick, landing well this round. Body shot met by a combo. Trading in the center. McGee lands a jab, looks for a reactive shot but denied. Low kick from Brady. Two minutes to go.
Both try combinations. McGee answers a combination with a right cross. Another. Hard exchange inside. Body kick from McGee. McGee shoots, avoids a guillotine attempt with a minute to go. He keeps driving, ultimately denies a return shot from Brady adn separates. Right cross by McGee. Wheel kick attempt. 10-9 McGee.
185 lbs.: Kevin Holland vs. Brendan Allen
Round 1: Holland opens with low kicks. Side kick lands. Allen backs him to the cage, grabs a body lock, and hits an outside trip. He takes Holland’s back as the latter stands. Loses the hooks, briefly forces him to his knees. One minute in. Allen pulls him to the ground, puts both hooks in. Holland slips out the back door, has to avoid a leglock. Elbow and right hand from Holland open Allen up. Allen tries to stand, gets back on a heel hook, loses it. Two minutes to go.
Elbows to the body from Holland. He takes mount, then the back, looking for the RNC. Allen avoids the initial choke. One minute to go. He spins into guard, avoiding an armbar, then retakes the back, wrapping up the RNC. Holland somehow manages to survive, then avoid the subsequent armbar. 10-9 Holland.
Round 2: Allen marches in, trades on the fence. Right hand from Holland. He shoots and Allen pulls guard with a guillotine. Holland waits it out. One minute in. Allen now looking to lock up s triangle, loses it. Another triangle attempt two minutes in, loses it. He uses an underhook to transition into top turtle, looking for short shots. Granby roll by Holland, ends up on the bottom in half guard. Two minutes to go.
Allen steps over onto the back and wraps up the RNC. It’s in deep and there’s the tap.
Final result: Allen def. Holland by submission (rear naked choke)
265 lbs.: Daniel Spitz vs. Tanner Boser
Round 1: Boser with an early overhand right. Tentative start, as expected. Left and low kick from Boser. One minute in. Body kick from Spitz. Oblique kick from Spitz, Boser with a couple kicks in return. Two minutes in. Low kick from Boser. 1-2. Two minutes to go.
Boser lands a body kick and oblique kick. Body kick again. Spitz misses a lead right, eats a jab. One minute to go. Spitz with a shifting overhand left and body kick. Counter left knocks Spitz back. Boser tries to spin. 10-9 Boser.
Round 2: Boser tries a body kick, lands a leg kick. Jab downstairs. Spitz fires a body kick, blocked. Teep downstairs, counter right. Boser jab, good leg kick a minute in. Spitz lead right and 1-2 connect. Boser comes back with a low kick and overhand. Two minutes in. Boser slips a right, jabs the body. Overhand left. Body kick. Spitz advancing but throwing sparingly. Shifting left from Boser. Tow minutes to go.
Body kick from Boser. Spitz counters a body shot with a right hook. Boser 1-2 downstairs, blocks a head kick. One minute to go. Good left hook by Boser. Jab to the body. They trade near the fence. Spitz eats a counter left. 10-9 Boser.
Round 3: Boser continues to circle and pick away with range strikes. Spitz low kick. Low kick from Boser. Lead left. One minute in. Boser lead left, avoids a body kick. Body kick lands for him in turn. Spitz jabs, Boser overhand right. Boser tries to spin two minutes in. Leg kick lands. Body kick. Low kick. Two minutes to go.
Boser with some more long-range potshots. Body kick, leg kick. Right hand by Boser, shifting stance. Short uppercut from Spitz connects. Boser low kick with a minute to go. Body kick to head kick attempt, overhand left. Boser combo, jab exchange. Low kicks from Boser, low-high combo met by counters. 10-9 Boser.
Final result: Boser def. Spitz by unanimous decision