UFC on ESPN + 4 preliminary card results are underway as the Las Vegas-based promotion holds this latest event on television for fight fans around the world to watch the show.
It’s once again fight day here at LowKickMMA, and the talent on display tonight (Saturday, March 9, 2019) will come from in the form of UFC on ESPN + 4. Headlining the card are Derrick Lewis and Junior dos Santos, but there’s a whole bunch of great fights also taking place on the preliminary section of the card.
Sergio Moraes vs. Anthony Rocco Martin in a welterweight bout closes the preliminary card in what should be an interesting fight. In round 1, Martin scores a takedown but he falls into a guillotine. Moraes doesn’t have it too deep and is just holding his foe there. They were stood up. Moraes lands a few punches, as does Martin. In round 2, Another powerful leg kick from martin, who seems to have seized control of the pace. Martin is pressing after Moraes, who seems uncomfortable in the cage. Finally, the Brazilian launches a wild overhand right. In round 3, Martin is landing more and more leg kicks and avoiding most of Moraes’s punches. Moraes mounts Martin in a scramble late but time expires. Martin got the win.
Marion Reneau vs. Yana Kunitskaya is next in a women’s bantamweight bout. In round 1, R
Julian Erosa vs. Grant Dawson is next in a featherweight bout. In round 1, rosa tags Dawson with a nice left hand to the head, but “The prophet” closes the gap and tries another takedown. Juicy J stuffs him. Erosa tags Dawson with a nice left hand to the head, but “The prophet” closes the gap and tries another takedown. In round 2, Erosa is picking up steam with a second calf kick that drops Dawson. Erosa lands a knee on the inside but Dawson cracks him with a right hook. Erosa is rocked and retreats. Dawson misses a takedown attempt and is tagged by an uppercut. They trade hard punches to the head and Erosa gets the better of the exchange. In round 3, Erosa gives up his back again and Dawson looks for another choke. It’s not deep. Erosa now seems to be looking to just survive now. Erosa rolls to his back and eats a few punches at the horn. Dawson got the win.
Jeff Hughes vs. Maurice Greene is next in a heavyweight bout. In round 1, Greene presses Hughes into the cage and lands a few hard knees to the body and an elbow up top. Hughes escapes to the center of the cage. Hughes lands a nice right to the head and they trade punches at the horn. In round 2, Hughes has found a rhythm as Greene appears to be tiring. Hughes cracks him with a few rights to the head and then one to the body. Greene gets overzealous and walks into a left. He’s wobbled slightly and backs off. In round 3, Hughes takes a kick to the ribs but he answers with a right to the head about a minute in. Greene comes back with a stinging leg kick. A left to the head for Hughes. Greene then takes a partially-blocked head kick with 40 seconds left. The judges gave the win to Greene.
Louis Smolka vs. Matt Schnell is next in a bantamweight bout. In round 1, Schnell pops Smolka with a right to the head and he’s buzzed, but he quickly fires back. They trade briefly before Schnell takes him down. Schnell switches to an armbar but then quickly reverts back to the triangle. Smolka taps out.
Zak Ottow vs. Alex Morono is next in a welterweight bout. In round 1, Morono with a nice spinning back kick to the gut. Ottow doesn’t like it and shoots in, taking him down. Morono locks in a guillotine but misses it. Morono takes Ottow’s back and starts landing heavy punches. Ottow can’t escape and this one is over.
Opening the prelims is Alex White vs. Dan Moret in a lightweight bout. In round 1, Moret lands some decent ground-n-pound but White springs to his feet. White is bleeding. In round 2, After splitting apart, Moret shoots in again but falls into a guillotine. White is cranking his neck hard, but Moret eventually breaks free. They trade some hard punches in the center of the cage, with both landing cleanly. In round 3, Moret shoots for a takedown early but he’s stuffed. White lands an uppercut to the face before being pressed into the cage. White switches his angle and takes Moret down. Moret goes to his knees and then pops back up. White grabs the decision.
Here are the results:
Preliminary Card (ESPN + / 5pm ET)
Welterweight bout: Anthony Rocco Martin def. Sergio Moraes by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Women’s Bantamweight bout: Yana Kunitskaya def. Marion Reneau via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Heavyweight bout: Grant Dawson def. Julian Erosa via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)
Bantamweight bout: Maurice Greene def. Jeff Hughes by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Welterweight bout: Alex Morono def. Zak Ottow via TKO (strikes, verbal submission) at 3:34 of R1
Lightweight bout: Alex White def. Dan Moret by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)