UFC on ESPN+ 35 play-by-play and live results

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 35 event, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results beginning at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT).

The event takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streams on ESPN+.

In the main event, Michelle Waterson (17-8 MMA, 5-4 UFC) meets Angela Hill (12-8 MMA, 7-8 UFC) in a women’s strawweight bout. In the co-feature, Ottman Azaitar (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) takes on Khama Worthy (16-6 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at lightweight.

Follow along with our round-by-round updates and official results beginning at approximately 5 p.m. ET for the ESPN+ prelims and 8 p.m. ET for the main card on ESPN+.

To discuss the show, be sure to check out our UFC on ESPN+ 35 discussion thread. You can also get behind-the-scenes coverage and other event notes from on-site reporters John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) and Ken Hathaway (@kenshathaway) on Twitter.

Enjoy the fights, everyone.

Current fight

Kyle Nelson vs. Billy Quarantillo

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Records: Kyle Nelson (13-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC), Billy Quarantillo (14-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC)
Division: Featherweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
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Results

Justine Kish vs. Sabina Mazo

Round 1 – Mazo opens with a high kick, but Kish pushes through it and lands several low kicks of her own. Mazo flashes out a front kick to the face, looking to keep distance and use her reach to her advantage. Kish is opening aggressively and rattling off punches, as well. Mazo with another high kick that lands flush. Kish staggers and looks a little rattled. Still, she retreats and shakes it off, though blood is running down from the eye. Kish looking to push forward, but Mazo is doing a great job of managing space. Kish is still investing in the legs, and Mazo is marked up on both of them. Kish having some success with her hands, as well. It’s a good scrap. one minute remains. Kish catches a kick and scores a takedown, setting up in her opponent’s guard. She gets a little bit of damage at the end. Close round, but MMA Junkie leans just toward Kish, 10-9.

Round 2 – Kish again opens up aggressive, looking to get in tight. Mazo gets back out to range and starts laying out the kicks again. She goes to all levels, but she’s not matching Kish’s volume. Kish catches a leg again but can’t get her opponent off-balance. She does land a high kick as they break. Kish is making this a scrap. Mazo is able to land from range, but Kish is pushing forward and making it a dog fight. Mazo continues to kick to the legs and body and is crisp on a few counters. Kish tries for a clinch, but it’s not there. Her left eye is bloodied, but she is grinding. MMA Junkie again leans slightly toward Kish, 10-9.

Round 3 – Kish again out quickly, and rattles of combinations. She catches a kick and tries to land a spinning elbow, but it’s blocked. Mazo scores with a hard kick to the body. High kick lands. Another high kick lands. Mazo with a great stretch there. She lands a left hand as Kish moves forward. Mazo still looks very comfortable in the pocket. Kish still movng well and looking to be the busier fighter. Mazo with a knee inside. Kish still grinding, but she may be slowing down just a little, and Mazo is finding the mark more frequently. High kick lands clean, and Kish hits the deck. Mazo rushes down, gets to the back and sinks in a rear-naked choke on a stunned opponent. Kish tries to resist, but she’s caught and has to tap. Great win from Mazo.

Result: Sabina Mazo def. Justine Kish via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:57

Photos: UFC on ESPN+ 35: Best photos from Las Vegas
Records: Justine Kish (7-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC), Sabina Mazo (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC)
Division: Women’s flyweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Marc Goddard

Bryan Barberena vs. Anthony Ivy

Round 1 – Barberena has the center, and Ivy circles right on the outside. Ivy trying to cut off the cage, but he misses a low kick, and Ivy changes levels and drives the action to the fence. Barberena sprawls agains the cage. Ivy deep on a single, but he can’t get his opponent off-balance. He switches to a double and drags him down to a seated position, but Barberena is quickly back on his feet. Barberena with a few short punches inside. He grabs a Thai clinch and drives in a few knees before finally pulling away. Ivy slips on a high kick, but Barberena can’t get on top of him before he returns to feet. Barberena with a punch that stuns Ivy. Barberena pushes forward and lands a big elbow up top, as well. Ivy shakes it off. Two punches land from Barberena, and Ivy shoots again. Barberena defends again from the cage. He’s tripped off-balance. Barberena scrambles to his knees, but Ivy stays attached. Punches inside, and he drags Barberena flat in the final seconds. MMA Junkie gives the first to Barberena, 10-9.

Round 2 – Ivy hunts the takedown early, but Barberena pushes down on the head. Ivy’s effort relentless. Barberena defends against the fence. Eventually, he’s able to switch to the outside and pull free. Low kicks traded. Punches traded. Barberena complains of an eye poke, but we continue. Barberena stalking from the center. Ivy firing big shots but struggling to find the mark. He clinches again, but it’s not there. Barberena lets his hands go, and Ivy falls to a knee and shoots. Ivy desperate for a takedown, but it’s not happening. Barberena lands a few punches before they break. Ivy clearly throwing with power, but Barberena moving well and countering. Both men laboring a bit with a minute left. Ivy scores with a right hand.He misses on a big overhand. Barberena walking through punches right now to deliver his own. They finish in the clinch. MMA Junkie gives it again to Barberena, 10-9.

Round 3 – Ivy loading up on big punches but missing. He shoots in again, and Barberena sprawls. Ivy finally gets the takedown on his second effort. Barberena gets to a seated position, and they trade punches. Ivy refusing to break his grip on the body. Barberena stands anyway. He finally pulls away. Barberena stalking on the restart. He wants to throw hands. Ivy shoots again, but he’s pushed away. Another shot stuffed. Barberena tries to slip to the back, but he can’t. Rinse and repeat for Ivy, he is shooting relentlessly. Barberena stuffs it again and this time is controlling on the floor. Dominant spot for Barberena, but Ivy scrambles up. Punches traded, but Barberena clearly getting the best of it. Ivy again short on a takedown. Barberena defends and punches and crawls back to his feet. Less than a minute. Ivy gets a takedown, but Barberena gets to the fence and stands. Ivy drags him down again, but Barberena looks for a kimura from the back. He runs out of time. MMA Junkie gives the final round to Barberena, 10-9, and awards him the fight 30-27.

Result: Bryan Barberena def. Anthony Ivy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Photos: UFC on ESPN+ 35: Best photos from Las Vegas
Records: Bryan Barberena (15-7 MMA, 6-5 UFC), Anthony Ivy (8-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC)
Division: Welterweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Chris Tognoni
Judging: Richard Winter (30-27), Junichiro Kamijo (30-27), Dave Hagen (29-28, giving Barberena rounds 2 and 3)

Jalin Turner vs. Brok Weaver

Round 1 – Weaver looking to press early, but Turner knocks him back with a stiff jab. Turner shakes it off and presses, looking to move inside. Turner with a few knees as he defends then briefly controls the neck before backing away. Weaver kicks to the leg. Weaver bleeding a bit from the nose. He shoots, but it’s not there. Turner looking to stay at range and use his length. Front kick for Turner. Left hook lands. Straight right for Turner. He’s dialed in right now. Weaver kicks the legs but eats a right hand. He tries a sneaky little trip that’s not there. Weaver lands with a right hand. His low kicks are landing, but he’s struggling to get much else going. Still, Weaver game to engage. Nice low kick from Turner. He lands a lead left. One minute left. Turner lands again, and Weaver hits the deck. Turner rushes on top and lands a few left hands. Weaver grabs the leg and creates a sweep. He lands a takedown of his own as they rise, and the round ends there. MMA Junkie gives the first to Turner, 10-9.

Round 2 – Weaver looking to stick and move, getting in and out of Turner’s range. He’s throwing with power early. Turner dealing with it well, slipping and landing from range. Turner very relaxed on his feet. He lands a nice front kick and a clean right. Turner to the body, as well. Weaver presses forward and into a clinch. Turner drives him to the cage and digs his head in the center. He pulls away and lands a left hand as they break. Weaver game to scrap, but Turner is moving well. Weaver’s corner wants more volume. Right hand drops Weaver. Turner doesn’t follow. Referee Herb Dean tells them to carry on. Turner backs away and tells Weaver to stand. Weaver definitely doesn’t look good. Turner with a few strikes and sends Weaver down again. Turner gets to the back and works in a choke. Tap comes shortly after. Weird sequence there from all involved, but Turner gets the win.

Result: Jalin Turner def. Brok Weaver via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:20
Photos: UFC on ESPN+ 35: Best photos from Las Vegas
Records: Jalin Turner (10-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC), Brok Weaver (15-6 MMA, 1-2 UFC)
Division: Catchweight (165 pounds)
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Herb Dean

Roque Martinez vs. Alexandr Romanov

Round 1 – Romanov with a kick to the body. A second follows, and Martinez tries to grab the leg. Romanov pushes forward and gets a takedown. Martinez tries to grab a leg in a scramble, but Romanov pulls free and laces in a few big punches. Martinez tries to scramble up, but Romanov wraps the body and suplexes him to the floor. He grabs the head and squeezes, but Martinez able to slip free and scramble back to the feet. Martinez defending agains the fence and lands a nice elbow, but Romanov changes levels and drags him to the canvas. Half-guard for Martinez. Romanov looks for the head-and-arm, but it’s not there. He does step over to mount and laces in big punches from the top. Martinez covering well, but Romanov keeps punching. Romanov slows down and starts picking his shots a little better. Martinez still covering well, but he’s trapped on his back. One minute left. Romanov showboating on top, twirling his hand before punching. Romanov switches out to side control and grabs the keylock. Little sound comes from Martinez, and maybe a tap? We fight on, and the bell sounds. MMA Junkie gives it to Romanov, 10-8.

Round 2 – Romanov with a big kick to the body. Martinez trying to stay upright and slug it out, but Romanov changes levels again and gets the fight to the floor with relative ease. Romanov immediately in the dominant position, and he’s controlling from the top. Martinez trying to roll, but he’s trapped. Romanov steps over to mount agin. Romanov thinks about an armbar but lets it go to stay in top position. Side control. Back to mount. Punches again. Hammerfists coming down. Martinez is covering well again, but he’s offering absolutely nothing back. Martinez is trying to turn and scramble, but Romanov is just in absolute control. Romanov spins and loses contact, but Martinez can’t scramble up. Romanov right back down. He locks in an arm-triangle and squeezes, and Martinez taps, ending this one-sided matchup.

Result: Alexandr Romanov def. Roque Martinez via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 4:22
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Photos: UFC on ESPN+ 35: Best photos from Las Vegas
Records: Roque Martinez (15-6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), Alexandr Romanov (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC)
Division: Heavyweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Mark Smith

Kevin Croom vs. Roosevelt Roberts

Round 1 – Roberts in the center, and Croom frantic with his movement on the outside. Roberts patient in the center, and Croom lands a crisp left hand. Roberts drops. Croom rushes forward and grabs the guillotine and twists as they stand. Roberts trying to work free, but that lock is in tight, and Croom not letting go. Roberts trapped and has to tap. Unbelievable result for Croom. Wow.

Result: Kevin Croom def. Roosevelt Roberts via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:31
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Records: Kevin Croom (22-12 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Roosevelt Roberts (10-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC)
Division: Lightweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Chris Tognoni

Julia Avila vs. Sijara Eubanks

Round 1 – Avila with a jab to open and a low kick. Eubanks swings back with flurries. Avila decides to turn up the volume, and they tee off on the feet. Slugging away in the pocket. Eubanks seems a little staggered, but she drives forward and secures the bodylock and slams the action to the floor. Wild start there, but now Eubanks is in side control. Knee to the body for Eubanks. Avila gets her legs up for an inverted triangle. Not there, but she creates a scramble and gets back to the feet. Avila now controlling in the clinch against the cage. Eubanks switches to the outside. Avila stays with it and scores a trip. As they fall, Eubanks able to secure a leg. No submission there, and Avila is able to scramble to the top. She moves to side control. Eubanks trying to frame. She turns to escape, and Avila is on the back. She’s too high, and Eubanks is bale to tripod and get her off. Eubanks gets to the back in the ensuing scramble, but the round ends. MMA Junkie gives the first to Avila, 10-9.

Round 2 – They engage on the feet quickly once again, though not quite as wild this time. Check that. Shortly after, it’s a crazy flurry again. Avila gets off-balance and falls to the canvas. She tries to grab a leg as Eubanks follows, but it’s not there. Avila looks for the armbar. Eubanks postures to escape and moves past the legs. Avila works back to half-guard. Eubanks tries to set up the arm-triangle, but it’s not there. She’s in side control. Avila turns to her hips, and Eubanks has the right arm trapped. The arm-triangle is in. Avila tries to press down to create room. It looks tight, but she guts through it and turns inside. That lets Eubanks get on her back. Choke is in, but Eubanks is able to get her back to the mat. Eubanks follows, and she’s go the arm-triangle in again, this time on the left side. Again, she guts her way through it. Eubanks again on the back after the escape, but she can’t get the choke. With time winding down, Eubanks postures and punches in mount. Round ends, and MMA Junkie gives it to Eubanks, 10-8.

Round 3 – Avila on the jab, but Eubanks answers back, and now they’re brawling once again. Eubanks shoots forward and drives the action to the cage. Eubanks tries to control the neck but lets go in favor of sprawling and digging underhooks. Avila able to turn and escape. Corner begging for her to throw the right hand. She does, and Eubanks slips under it. Avila defends the takedown well, but Eubanks stays with it and gets the fight to the floor on a single. Avila scoots her way to the cage and tries to kick off and create an escape. Eubanks stays heavy on top. Avila trying to turn and rise, but Eubanks working in left hands and keeping her opponent trapped against the fence. Avila trying to tie things up underneath and work free, but Eubanks adjusts each time. Avila gets her feet on the cage, but she can’t kick over. Avila switches her hips underneath and wants the armbar. Eubanks yells to her corner that she’s OK as she stacks. Avila running out of time. Her corner tells to crank it. She looks for the leg, but not there. Fight ends. MMA Junkie gives the round to Eubanks, 10-9, and awards her the fight 29-27.

Result: Sijara Eubanks def. Julia Avila via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
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Records: Julia Avila (8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC), Sijara Eubanks (6-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC)
Division: Women’s bantamweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Mark Smith
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Bobby Green vs. Alan Patrick

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Records: Bobby Green (26-10-1 MMA, 7-5-1 UFC), Alan Patrick (15-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC)
Division: Lightweight
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Ed Herman vs. Mike Rodriguez

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Records: Ed Herman (24-14 MMA, 12-10 UFC), Mike Rodriguez (11-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC)
Division: Light heavyweight
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Andrea Lee vs. Roxanne Modafferi

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Records: Andrea Lee (11-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC), Roxanne Modafferi (24-17 MMA, 3-5 UFC)
Division: Women’s flyweight
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Ottman Azaitar vs. Khama Worthy

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Records: Ottman Azaitar (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Khama Worthy (16-6 MMA, 2-0 UFC)
Division: Lightweight
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Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Hill

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Records: Michelle Waterson (17-8 MMA, 5-4 UFC), Angela Hill (12-8 MMA, 7-8 UFC)
Division: Women’s strawweight
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