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  • Writer's pictureChris Presnell

UFC 296 results

Updated: Jan 20

UFC 2023 is a wrap.

Two champions dominated their title fights seal title defenses at flyweight and welterweight, as both Leon Edwards and Alexandre Pantoja defended their belt by unanimous decision.

The fighters that stole the final PPV of the year were bantamweights Irene Aldana and Karol Rosa, who disregarded catastrophic damage to take each to deep waters over 15 minutes.

The hands of Aldana won her a unanimous nod from the judges.

Former champion Cody Garbrandt looked like his gold-winning self in a first-round KO of Brian Kelleher, displaying fast hands and a right hook.

It’s Garbrandt’s first win streak since 2016.

Garbrandt’s teammate Andre Fili as have fans his best, finishing Lucas Almeida in round one. An audible right hook dropped Almeida, and Fili dropped hammer fists until the finish.

Catch the full UFC 296 results below.


Welterweight Title: Leon Edwards def. Colby Covington via Unanimous Decision

Men's Flyweight Title: Alexandre Pantoja def. Brandon Royval via Unanimous Decision

Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Stephen Thompson via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in R2

Paddy Pimblett def. Tony Ferguson via Unanimous Decision

Josh Emmett def. Bryce Mitchell via KO (Overhand Right) in R1

Alonzo Menifield def. Dustin Jacoby via Unanimous Decision

Irene Aldana def. Karol Rosa via Unanimous Decision

Cody Garbrandt def. Brian Kelleher via KO in R1

Ariane Lipski def. Casey O’Neill via Submission (Armbar) in R2

Tagir Ulanbekov def. Cody Durden via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in R2

Andre Fili def. Lucas Almeida via TKO (Right Hook and Hammerfists) in R1

Shamil Gaziev def. Martin Buday via TKO (Elbows and Punches) in R2

UFC 296 took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 16th, 2023

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