On Saturday, Dec. 7, the UFC touched down in the nation’s capital for its seventh event on ESPN.
In the main event, former heavyweight title challenger Alistair Overeem met undefeated Suriname native Jairzinho Rozenstruik. The 39-year-old Overeem had reeled off back-to-back first-round finishes inside the Octagon. Rozenstruik had opened his MMA career with nine straight wins, including two straight knockouts over Andrei Arlovski and Allen Crowder.
The event kicked off with a preliminary-card stream on ESPN+ at 5:45 p.m. ET. The action moved to ESPN at 7 p.m. ET for the remainder of the prelims. The night’s main card took place at 9 p.m. ET, also on ESPN.
Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. Alistair Overeem by knockout (punch). Round 5, 4:56
Marina Rodriguez vs. Cynthia Calvillo ruled a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
Ben Rothwell def. Stefan Struve by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:57
Aspen Ladd def. Yana Kunitskaya by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 0:33
Cody Stamann vs. Song Yadong ruled a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
Rob Font def. Ricky Simón by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Tim Means def. Thiago Alves by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 2:38
Billy Quarantillo def. Jacob Kilburn by submission (triangle choke). Round 2, 3:18
Bryce Mitchell def. Matt Sayles by submission (twister). Round 1, 4:20
Joe Solecki def. Matt Wiman by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Virna Jandiroba def. Mallory Martin by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:16
Makhmud Muradov def. Trevor Smith by knockout (punch). Round 3, 4:09