UFC Fight Night 135 play-by-play and live results

LINCOLN, Neb. – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from today’s UFC Fight Night 135 event, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT).

The event takes place at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. The main card airs on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, former WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje (18-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) takes on James Vick (13-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC). In the co-feature, Andre Fili (18-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC) meets Michael Johnson (17-13 MMA, 9-9 UFC) at featherweight.

Follow along with our round-by-round updates and official results beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m. ET for the UFC Fight Pass prelims, 8 p.m. ET for the prelims on FS2, and 10 p.m. ET for the main card on FS1.

To discuss the show, be sure to check out our UFC Fight Night 135 discussion thread. You can also get behind-the-scenes coverage and other event notes from on-site reporter John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) on Twitter.

Enjoy the fights, everyone.

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Current Fight

Drew Dober vs. Jon Tuck

Round 1 – Tuck goes high after Dober pops him with a counter. Nice body kick from Dober, and Tuck tries to fire back. Dober again with the body kick, and Tuck resets. Tuck takes a leg kick trying to counter. Dober has an early lead in striking, but Tuck manages to push him back with a straight right. Tuck again good with his straight right, and Dober nails his lead leg. Counter of the same, and Dober lets his fists fly in close. Dober keeping a high work rate, and Tuck closes for the clinch. He wraps the head as Dober turns him against the fence, and Grice warns for finger grabbing. Dober out of trouble with two minutes and peels off with a big punch. Dober still in Tuck’s face and draws a counter that allows him to score. Tuck replies with a right as his foe gets close. Dober continues to press in, but Tuck’s right is still there. Thudding leg kick from Dober, who’s pressing the action again. Tuck lunges with knees to the body, prompting hook counters from Dober. One last leg kick from Dober ends round one, and Tuck gets the first round 10-9 for more quality punches landed.

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Records: Drew Dober (19-8 MMA, 5-4 UFC), Jon Tuck (10-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC)
Division: Lightweight
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Referee: Blake Grice
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Results

Rani Yahya vs. Luke Sanders

Round 1 – Yahya in early with leg kicks. Of course, he shoots a takedown next and pulls guard, but Sanders isn’t having it. Sanders inches in and tries to catch Yahya on the counter. Yahya wobbles him with a punch and doubles up for a takedown attempt. He drops back for a heel hook upon pulling guard, and Sanders is forced to scramble. Yahya keeps rolling and cranking, and eventually, Sanders is forced to submit. Fast work from the veteran submission artist.

Result: Rani Yahya def. Luke Sanders via submission (heel hook) – Round 1, 1:31
RecapRani Yahya taps Luke Sanders, calls for title shot vs. Dillashaw
PhotosRani Yahya vs. Luke Sanders
Records: Luke Sanders (12-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC), Rani Yahya (26-9 MMA, 11-3 UFC)
Division: Bantamweight
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Referee: Dave Jobeun

Joanne Calderwood vs. Kalindra Faria

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Records: Joanne Calderwood (11-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) Kalindra Faria (18-7-1 MMA, 0-2 UFC)
Division: Women’s flyweight
Rankings: Calderwood No. 15 strawweight
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Mickey Gall vs. George Sullivan

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Records: Mickey Gall (4-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. George Sullivan (17-6 MMA, 3-3 UFC)
Division: Welterweight
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Andrew Sanchez vs. Markus Perez

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Records: Markus Perez (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Andrew Sanchez (9-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC)
Division: Middleweight
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Cory Sandhagen vs. Iuri Alcantara

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Records: Iuri Alcantara (36-9 MMA, 10-6 UFC), Cory Sandhagen (8-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC)
Division: Bantamweight
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James Krause vs. Warlley Alves

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Records: Warlley Alves (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC), James Krause (25-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC)
Division: Welterweight
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Eryk Anders vs. Tim Williams

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Records: Eryk Anders (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), Tim Williams (15-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Division: Middleweight
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John Moraga vs. Deiveson Figueiredo

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Records: Deiveson Figueiredo (14-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC), John Moraga (19-6 MMA, 8-5 UFC)
Division: Flyweight
Rankings: Moraga No. 8
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Jake Ellenberger vs. Bryan Barberena

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Records: Bryan Barberena (13-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC), Jake Ellenberger (31-14 MMA, 10-10 UFC)
Division: Welterweight
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Cortney Casey vs. Angela Hill

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Records: Cortney Casey (7-6 MMA, 3-5 UFC), Angela Hill (8-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC)
Division: Women’s strawweight
Rankings: Hill No. 11
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Michael Johnson vs. Andre Fili

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Records: Andre Fili (18-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC), Michael Johnson (17-13 MMA, 9-9 UFC)
Division: Featherweight
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Justin Gaethje vs. James Vick

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Records: Justin Gaethje (18-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC), James Vick (13-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC)
Division: Lightweight
Rankings: Gaethje No. 7, Vick No. 9
Broadcast: FS1
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