UFC fans are in for a treat Saturday night.
Heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will defend his title against Stipe Miocic in the UFC 198 main event in front of what is sure to be a raucous hometown crowd for Werdum at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. Also featured on the main card is Brazilian Cris “Cyborg” Justino, who will make her much-anticipated UFC debut against Leslie Smith. The other big fight of the night will feature Ronaldo Souza and Vitor Belfort in a middleweight bout.
The main event will kick off at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view, but fight fans will have plenty of preliminary bouts to hold them over until then.
Be sure to check back here for a live blog of Werdum-Miocic, Souza-Belfort and Justino-Smith with round-by-round analysis. You also can check out live results for every fight below and view a live stream of the event here.
Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic Live Round-By-Round Commentary
Pre-Fight: It’s time for the main event. Werdum, the heavyweight champion, and Miocic both are in the octagon and ready for a fight.
Round 1: We have a new champion.
Miocic stunned Werdum with a KO victory at the 2:47 mark of the first round to win the UFC heavyweight championship.
Ronaldo Souza vs. Vitor Belfort Live Round-By-Round Commentary
Pre-Fight: It’s time for the co-main event, as Souza and Belfort battle go face-to-face in a middleweight bout.
Round 1: Souza dominated the co-main event against Belfort from start to finish, and he earned a TKO victory at the 4:38 mark.
Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. Leslie Smith Live Round-By-Round Commentary
Pre-Fight: The wait finally is over. Cyborg is in the octagon and ready to make her UFC debut.
Round 1: That was quick. Cyborg needed just 1:21 to knock out Smith and earn a TKO victory in her UFC debut.
UFC 198 Main Card (10 p.m. ET)
Stipe Miocic def. Fabricio Werdum, KO (Round 1, 2:47)
Ronaldo Souza def. Vitor Belfort, TKO (Round 1, 4:38)
Cris Justino def. Leslie Smith, TKO (Round 1, 1:21)
Mauricio Rua def. Corey Anderson, split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Bryan Barberena def. Warlley Alves, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Prelims on Fox Sports 1 (8 p.m. ET)
Demian Maia def. Matt Brown, submission (Round 3, 4:31)
Thiago Santos def. Nate Marquardt, TKO (Round 1, 3:39)
Francisco Trinaldo def. Yancy Medeiros, unanimous decision (29-26, 30-27, 30-26)
John Lineker def. Rob Font, unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-28)
Prelims on UFC Fight Pass (6:30 p.m. ET)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Patrick Cummins, TKO (Round 1, 4:52)
Sergio Moraes vs. Luan Chagas, split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
Renato Moicano def. Zubaira Tukhugov, split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
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