UFC Fight Night 211 play-by-play and live results

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Round 1 – Alright, the only heavyweight fight on the card is up. They shake hands and the fight is on. Latifi catches a kick early and takes Oleinik down. Latifi working from guard. No ground-and-pound from Latifi so far, but Oleinik is landing shots from bottom. Not much action going on here. Latifi is starting to open up more, and he’s landing ground-and-pound. Oleinik not really trying to sweep or get back to his feet. He is doinga good job at not absorbing much damage and tying up Latifi’s arms. Latifi maintains control until the bell.

MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9, Latifi.

Round 2 – Oleinik looking to pressure here. He’s got Latifi backing up, as he looks to land a big shot. Oleinik now bleeding from the left side of his eyebrow. Although Oleinik is pressuring, Latifi is landing the better shots. Latifi’s output is much higher here. Two minutes left. Latifi goes for a takedown, but fails. Another takedown attempt by Latifi but this one lands. Latifi on side control here. One minute left. Latifi with some nasty elbows fro top. He’s doing work. And the bell rings

MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9, Latifi.

Round 3 – Much of the same dynamic here. Oleinik marches forward and backs up Latifi, but Latifi is too quick and agile. Latifi is making Oleinik miss while landing shots of his own. A few here come with weight, but Oleinik’s chin is holding up. Big uppercut by Latifi. Oleinik with some good front kicks to the body. Latifi now presses Oleinik against the cage. Two minutes left. They break away, but not for long. Latifi presses Oleinik against the cage once again. Oleinik escapes and begins to press and look for the KO. Again, Latifi closes the distance and presses Oleinik against the cage. And a brief takedown lands for Latifi, but Oleinik gets right back up. And the final bell goes off.

MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9, Latifi. Overall 30-27, Latifi.

Result: Ilir Latifi def. Aleksei Oleinik via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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Records: Ilir Latifi (16-8 MMA, 9-6 UFC), Aleksei Oleinik (60-17-1 MMA, 9-8 UFC)
Division: Heavyweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Jacob Montalvo
Judging: Tony Weeks, Anthony Maness, Sa D’Amato 30-27.

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