UFC 301 Results

Published on 5 May 2024 at 20:00

The Farmasi Arena did not fail to host another incredible UFC event as plenty of fierce battles and showstopping performances were showcased. Here are all the results as to what happened at UFC 301.

Early Prelims

Alessandro Costa vs Kevin Borjas (Flyweight Bout) - Costa wins via TKO (R2, 1:35).

Costa started the party off in Brazil with a TKO victory as he knocked down Borjas before finishing him off with multiple strikes. A much-needed win sees Nono get back to winning ways with his second UFC win. With an impressive win in his home country, the likelihood of Costa's next fight will be against a contender in the Flyweight rankings.


Ismael Bonfim vs Vinc Pichel (Lightweight Bout) - Bonfim wins via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Bonfim redeemed his previous loss last year with a decision win over Vinc Pichel to get back in the win column. Marreta showed a dominant display both on the ground and standing up as he looks to be a challenging opponent in the Lightweight division. Bonfim will aim to start a winning streak this year and look to cause a problem for any Lightweight fighter standing in his way.


Dione Barbosa vs Ernesta Kareckaite (Women's Flyweight Bout) - Barbosa wins via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

In a battle of two UFC debutants, it would be Barbosa who would prevail as she nicked a decision win to start off her career in the promotion. The Witch's grappling and jiu jitsu was just enough for the judges to be on her side by the end of the fight. Barbosa is now on a four-fight winning streak and will look to increase this as she gets closer to a contenders spot in the Flyweight division.


Mauricio Ruffy vs Jamie Mullarkey (Lightweight Bout) - Ruffy wins via TKO (R1, 4:42).

Ruffy has one of the best performances of the night as he showed off his unique and incredible fighting style to defeat Jamie Mullarkey in the first round. As soon as the Brazilian knocked down Mullarkey, a combination of strikes would see the fight being stopped. Ruffy continues to have every win ending by KO/TKO as an impressive debut in enemy territory puts the Lightweight division on notice.


preliminary card

Joaquim Silva vs Drakkar Klose (Lightweight Bout) - Klose wins via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Klose just managed to hold on and edge out an unanimous decision win to extend his winning streak to four. The first and second round looked certain that the Michigan fighter was on his way to victory but a tight submission attempt and late knockdown for Silva would make it a very close call. Klose may possibly earn a place in the Lightweight rankings in his next fight as he wants a rematch against Beneil Dariush or Jalin Turner.


Elves Brener vs Myktybek Oralbai (Lightweight Bout) - Oralbai wins via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27).

Oralbai showed how tough of an opponent he was after tiring out Brener and knocking him down in round three to comfortably earn a decision win. The Kyrgyzstan fighter was deducted a point for grabbing the cage in the fight which avoided him being taken down but made no real difference in the bout. With only two fights in the UFC, Oralbai is causing plenty of problems and is becoming a feared fighter in the 155-pound division.


Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Iasmin Lucindo (Women's Strawweight Bout) - Iasmin Lucindo wins via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Lucindo was both incredible standing up and on the ground as the striking and grappling would be no match for Kowalkiewicz. The Fortaleza-born fighter was hoping to get a second consecutive stoppage win in the UFC but the Polish warrior showed how tough she was. Lucindo now enters the Strawweight rankings after a win in front of her home nation as she looks to keep climbing up the rankings and increase her three-fight winning streak.


Jack Shore vs Joanderson Brito (Featherweight Bout) - Brito wins via TKO (R2, 3:35).

Brito proved he was tough enough to beat Jack Shore as his leg kicks would be a big factor in the fight as a deep cut in the Welshman's shin was enough for the doctor to command the referee to stop the fight. Despite the swelling and bleeding on Shore's leg, Tank did look as if he could carry on but it would prove to be too risky from Tubarao's brutal leg kicks. With five consecutive stoppage wins in the UFC, Brito could be edging his way to face a ranked fighter in the Featherweight division.


main card

Paul Craig vs Caio Borralho (Middleweight Bout) - Borralho wins via KO (R2, 2:10). 

BearJew looked to be no match for Borralho as The Natrual's brilliant striking and takedown defence would prove to be vital towards his knockout win in Rio. Despite having good grappling and jiu jitsu, the Sao Luis-born fighter would not risk going to the ground as Craig would be prepared to use his dangerous Triangle Choke at anytime. Borralho moves one spot up the Middleweight rankings and could face a top contender in the division now that six-fight winning streak in the UFC and unbeaten in his last 16 MMA bouts.


Michel Pereira vs Ihor Potieria (Middleweight Bout) - Pereira wins via Guillotine Choke (R1, 0:54).

Pereira once again made quick succession against another opponent as he stopped Potieria in under one minute after knocking the Ukrainian down before finishing the fight with a submission. There was controversy if the fight should have been a No Contest as during the knockdown, Demolidor did a backflip onto Potieria with his leg hitting his head which could be deemed as an illegal move. It is certain that Pereira should be facing a ranked fighter in the Middleweight division as his three UFC 185-pound bouts have all ended with a finish.


Anthony Smith vs Vitor Petrino (Light Heavyweight Bout) - Smith wins via Guillotine Choke (R1, 2:00).

Smith would defy the odds after being such a big underdog in this fight as he became the first fighter to defeat Vitor Petrino. Lionheart did not panic when he thought he was going to be taken down as he had a Guillotine Choke at the ready, which would be the start of Petrino's downfall. The #10 Middleweight contender will maintain his spot in the Middleweight rankings and hunt for another victory as he looks to begin another winning streak for the first time since April 2021.


Jonathan Martinez vs Jose Aldo (Bantamweight Bout) - Aldo wins via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

After an 18-month absence from MMA, Aldo would look unstoppable on his return to the UFC as his striking would be too much for Martinez which helped earn him a dominant decision win. The King of Rio would stun Martinez with punches in the third round before taking down the Bantamweight contender to secure the win. It is unknown what will happen next for Aldo as he now returns with a win and enters the Bantamweight rankings as he could look to have one more run to be UFC Champion once again. 


Alexandre Pantoja vs Steve Erceg (Flyweight Title Bout) - Pantoja wins via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46).

In an incredible five-round war, Pantoja would do enough both on the striking and grappling side to convince the judges and win the fight. Erceg landed some powerful shots straight to the face of The Cannibal, but the Champion would eat those punches like a sandwich as both men would go back-and-forth for five rounds. With a second successful title defence, Pantoja looks to continue his reign of dominance in the division as question will be asked as to who is the next to challenge the UFC Flyweight Champion. 


Performance of the Night bonuses:

- Caio Borralho

- Michel Pereira

- Mauricio Ruffy

- Alessandro Costa


Written by Charlie Oxtoby


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