UFC 252 LIVE RESULTS: Main card LATEST updates – stream FREE, TV channel, UK start time, fight card – The SunAugust 16, 2020
DANIEL CORMIER will call it a day inside the Octagon after UFC 252 tonight.
But before the 41-year-old's retirement he faces a mouth-watering third – and final – fight with UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic LIVE from UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
- Main card started at 3am BST (7pm in Vegas)
- Expect Cormier vs Miocic at around 5am
- TV/ live stream: BT Sport 1 (UK)/ESPN+ (US)
- EE customers get a free trial by BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150
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Rozenstruik bounces back after his first defeat in May, the two fighters clearly have great respect for each other!
The referee called an end to the contest in the second round.
ROZENSTRUIK WINS BY TKO!!
IT'S ALL OVER!
ROZENSTRUIK ROCKS DOS SANTOS TWICE IN QUICK SUCCESSION BEFORE POUNDING DOWN FOR THE FINISH!
THAT FIGHT SWITCHED UP REAL FAST!
Another heavy hit from the former heavyweight champ, Dos Santos.
Dos Santos is landing some heavy shots to Rozenstruik.
Rozenstruik lands a nice low-kick before pressuring Dos Santos into the cage, Dos Santos then manages to slip away.
Neither fighter is coming out of the gate fast, it's a very slow and methodical opening two rounds.
Dos Santos landed a heavy right hand which rocked Rozenstruik for sure.
Rozenstruik lands an accidental low blow, Dos Santos is allowed time to recover.
Dos Santos goes for the spinning high-kick right at the end of round one.
Dos Santos lands a straight jab, he has had the more promising start to round one.
Rozenstruik then catches Dos Santos and lands some heavy kicks, this fight is starting to heat up.
Some heavy shots are starting to land, Rozenstruik landed a good right hand over the top.
A strong left hood lands from Dos Santos, but Rozenstruik responds well to the thirteen time UFC headliner.
HERE WE GO
A calculated start from both fighters and they look to work an opening, neither fighter is looking to land hard early on.
Rozenstruik does however land a strong lower leg kick, but Dos Santos responds with a body shot.
TALE OF THE TAPE
Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos is on a war path to reclaim the heavyweight gold.
Standing in his way is the best Rozenstruik!
JUNIOR DOS SANTOS VS JAIRZINHO ROZENSTRUIK
Up next is another massive heavyweight bout between two fighters inside the top ten in the rankings.
Dos Santos is one place higher than his opponent today.
RETURNING HIGHLIGHT REEL
Daniel Pineda gave a highlight reel finish in his return back to the UFC after six years away.
Daniel “The Pit” Pineda wins by TKO!
He got Burns into the crucifix position and unloaded some heavy blows!
IT'S ALL OVER!
PINEDA WINS BY TKO!
PINEDA LANDED A SERIES OF STIFF ELBOWS TO BURN'S HEAD, THE REF BROUGHT IT TO AN END!
Pineda keeping busy whilst on his back, he's landing some punches to Burns who continues to control on top.
Pineda eventually manages to counter and gets Burns into the a half guard position, he starts to unload on the Brazilian.
Beautiful transition as Burns lands a right hand then a successful take down early into the second round.
Pineda for the first time is on his back as Burns controls him from behind, Pineda is landing elbows to Burns' leg to try and break the clinch.
Pineda continues the brilliant ground work as he viciously pounds down from on top of Burns.
He continues to control the fight from above, he has Burns where he wants him.
Pineda lands another elbow before the buzzer goes bringing round one to an end.
Pineda controlling the opening minutes with a series of right hands to Burns who has his back planted firmly on the ground.
Pineda continues his brutal ground and pound, he lands a strong elbow on the face of Burns.
HERE WE GO
Burns has an early kick land to the leg of Pineda, Pineda then connects with a strong right hand.
Burns has Pineda in a clinch with his back up against the cage, Pineda then sneaks in an elbow connecting with Burns.
TALE OF THE TAPE
Burns has the height, weight and reach advantage.
PINEDA VS BURNS
This featherweight bout is one to watch, Pineda is a seasoned pro.
Pineda faces an up and coming star in Burns, can he add to his long list of wins by submissions?
STILL TO COME
Main card – from 3am on BT Sport 1/ ESPN+:
Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier (UFC Heavyweight Championship – main event)
Sean O’Malley vs Marlon Vera (bantamweight – co-main event)
Junior Dos Santos vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik (heavyweight)
Magomed Ankalaev vs Ion Cutelaba (light heavyweight)
Herbert Burns vs Daniel Pineda (featherweight)
OH SO SLIPPY
Merab had trouble trying to take down Dodson.
Merab shows off his cool afro!
The judges scores are in, and it's a 30-27 unanimous decision.
MERAB DVALISHVILI GET'S THE DECISION!
HE EXTENDS HIS WIN STREAK TO FIVE!
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