As always, BJJFAQ is here to deliver you the live play by play action from the highly anticipated UFC 238 event! The new Bantamweight and Women’s Flyweight champion will be crowned on June 8, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. Join us as we are bringing you the live results this Saturday from one of the most important UFC events in 2019.
United Center will be a world fighting epicenter once again as the current flyweight champion Henry Cejudo (14-2-0) will be looking to follow the recent trend and become the “champ-champ” by stepping up the division to face always dangerous knockout artist, Marlon Moraes (22-5-1) for the UFC Bantamweight vacant title.
The co-main event will see the current Women’s flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko (16-3-0) putting her title on the line against the well-rounded contender, Jessica Eye (14-6-0).
We will also follow the fans dream matchup between one of the most exciting fighters in the history of MMA, Tony Ferguson (24-3-0) and Donald Cerrone (36-11-0), in a fight that will launch a winner into the title contender position.
LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Eye
Rd 1 – Eye comes out in the orthodox stance, Shevchenko is in the southpaw stance. Eye takes the center and immediately opens up with a double right hand. Shevchenko counters with a big kick to the body! Another one lands for Shevchenko! Eye tries to counter with the punches over the top but she is missing. She moves in with the right hand. Shevchenko level changes and scores a single leg takedown. Great move by Shevchenko. She is in the half guard position. Shevchenko is taking her time; she is putting hard pressure on Eye. Eye is busy with the short punches from the bottom. Shevchenko is displaying strong top control. She steps into the full mount! Eye scrambles and gets the half guard back. Valentina is not offering any offense from the top position. Eye takes a couple of deep breaths on the bottom. She has a hard time finding her way back on her feet. Halfway in, Eye traps the right leg of Shevchenko. Shevchenko starts opening up with the short body-head punches. The referee warns the fighters to work. Shevchenko tries to pass the guard once again but finishes in the full guard position. Eye is displaying good defense. She is not receiving any significant damage. Eye explodes back to her feet. Shevchenko follows with the clinch against the fence. Shevchenko is looking like a stronger fighter. She judo throws Eye back to the mat and takes the side control position. Great move by Shevchenko! She is looking to take full mount or crucifix position. Eye is looking desperate on the bottom. Eye rolls and starts receiving hard punches! Both fighters are scrambling as Eye finishes on top at the end of the round!
Rd 2 – Eye slowly takes the center and starts pressuring Shevchenko. Eye opens the round with a leg kick. Shevchenko returns the kick. Eye continues with the forward pressure. Shevchenko explodes with a head kick and lands!!! Eye is immediately knocked out!!! What a move by Shevchenko!!!