UFC Columbus: Blaydes vs. Daukaus live results, discussion, play by play

Join us here at Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, and play-by-play (main card) as UFC Columbus: Blaydes vs. Daukaus goes down in the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

The main event for this fight night will feature some big men, with Curtis Blaydes and Chris Daukaus facing off with a possible heavyweight title shot at sake. The co-main goes down at women’s flyweight with Jojo Wood meeting Alexa Grasso.

This will be an ESPN+ show but will be kicking off a little earlier than usual. The seven-fight preliminary card is scheduled to start at 4pm ET/1pm PT on ESPN+. The six-fight main card is also on ESPN+, and that is supposed to start at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Full odds are available at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Neil Magny vs. Max Griffin

Round 1 – They trade kicks. Inside leg kick from Griffin. Again. Magny fires back with his hands. Griffin with a nice right. Body kick from Magny, and a combo. They both connect. Magny spins and misses. More low kicks from Griffin. Griffin with a counter right that drops Magny! Magny is up pretty quick though. Still only halfway through the round. Body shot from Griffin. Magny with a right cross. Griffin on his bike. He lands to the body and head. They trade rights. Left from Griffin, and a low kick. Jab and low kick from Magny. 10-9 Griffin.

Round 2

Marc Diakiese vs. Vyacheslav Borshchev

Round 1 – Borshchev gets backed up to the cage immediately. Diakiese is trying hard to get the takedown but can’t. They reverse positions a couple of times. Borshchev opens up with punches. Diakiese again looks for a takedown. He finally gets it. Borshchev with an elbow from the bottom. Borshchev gets up but is thrown back to the mat. Back up again. Back down again. He’s in side control. Borshchev gets full guard back. 10-9 Diakiese.

Round 2 – Low kicks from Borshchev. Diakiese telegraphs a shot but still gets a takedown. Into side. Back to full guard. Diakiese takes the back. Back elbows from Borshchev. Diakiese keeps up the pressure. Borshchev tries to roll through but can’t. Knees from Diakiese. Borshchev rolls again. Back up but Diakiese is still all over him. It’s not exciting for it’s effective. 10-9 Diakiese.

Round 3 – Low kicks from Borshchev. Diakiese with the power double and gets the takedown. The crowd is getting restless. He’s stuck in Borshchev’s guard. Borshchev finally gets up. And goes right back down. Another emphatic body lock takedown. Up. Down. Rinse. Repeat. Ten total takedowns. 10-9 and 30-27 Diakiese.

Marc Diakiese defeated Viacheslav Borshchev via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Main Card

Curtis Blaydes vs. Chris Daukaus

Alexa Grasso vs. Joanne Wood

Matt Brown vs. Bryan Barberena

Askar Askarov vs. Kai Kara-France

Preliminary Card

Sara McMann def. Karol Rosa by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Chris Gutierrez def. Danaa Batgerel by TKO (spinning backfist and strikes) at 2:34 of round 2

Aliashab Khizriev def. Denis Tiuliulin by technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:58 of round 2

Manon Fiorot def. Jennifer Maia by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Matheus Nicolau def. David Dvorak by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Luis Saldana def. Bruno Souza by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

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