MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Opponents Ronda Rousey of the United States and Holly Holm of the United States face off during the UFC 193 weigh-in at Etihad Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC
Tonight the women are out in front as UFC 193 attempts to set attendance and viewing records from Melbourne, with champions Ronda Rousey and Joanna Jedrzejczyk defending their belts against Holly Holm and Valerie Letourneau, respectively. Under those two main bouts, we'll also get a rematch of one of the best heavyweight fights in MMA history, as adopted Aussie Mark Hunt and Antonio "Pezao" Silva clash.
We'll have those bouts and many others, live, below. So, stick with us all night long for complete UFC 193 coverage!
Uriah Hall (13-5) vs. Robert Whittaker (15-4)
Stefan Struve (30-7) vs. Jared Rosholt (13-2)
Lots of measuring and feeling out, with Struve stalking the wrestler. Rosholt trying to figure out the range against his giant opponent.
A low kick attempt from Struve is caught by the four-time All-American wrestler and turned into a takedown. Rosholy passes the guard and goes into side mount.
Rosholt moves to a knee on belly position to attempt punches. Struve squirms and dislodges him.
Rosholt dives in with his knee and slices through the guard of the Dutchman. Struve hangs on to a half guard as Rosholt holds onto the far-side arm of Struve.
Rosholt passes to side control once again, with a minute left. Struve controlling posture with his left arm and comes out the back door, trying to escape but Rosholt maintains the top position.
Rosholt worked in for a takedown from the start. Struve shows some great takedown defense and keeps himself off the mat.
Rosholt re-shoots and scores with another takedown. Struve turns his back, stands and tries to break the grips locked around from behind but the OSU grad drags him back down.
Struve scrambles and kicks his way out of side mount but doesn't hustle up, so Rosholt gets back on top of him, in the full guard. Rosholt stands and steps over the right leg of Struve to work to half guard.
Rosholt works for a single-leg takedown, but Struve quickly defends and gets free. Rosholt shoots for another, pressing the big man against the cage.
Struve lands a head kick, in a glancing way. Struve follows up with a push kick.
Struve lands a left hook that stumbles Rosholt. Struve follows up with a left high knee but then Rosholt scores another takedown.
The wrestler lands in side mount. Struve gets up but stumbles after Rosholt pushes him. Still, Struve gets on top in half guard after a scramble.
Struve ends the fight landing downward elbows from on top in half guard.
Official Decision: All three judges score the fight 29-28 for Rosholt.
Jake Matthews (9-1) vs. Akbarh Arreola (23-9-1)
Arreola lands a body kick, Matthews tries to catch it and work for a takedown but the Mexican angles out and gets free. Matthews ties him up and presses him against the cage.
Arreola lands a very low kick, to the shin and trips Matthews. The blow knocks him down, Arreola pounces and lands a left hook that stuns the Celtic Kid.
Arreola lands a high kick that wobbles Matthews, and then two big punches to the head! Matthews falls and Arreola takes his back, face down, and looks for the rear naked choke.
Matthews defends nicely with seconds waning in the round. Matthews escapes, stands and takes top position and rains down with punches.
Matthews lands a high kick and then a double leg takedown. Matthews in full guard.
Matthews opens up Arreola with punches and elbows. Arreola having trouble controlling the posture of Matthews and he continues to eat big right elbows, over the top.
Matthews going over the top with punches, and when Arreola raises his guard high to defend, the Aussie goes short and inside with his punches.
Very slick, very technical ground strikes. Thirty seconds left.
Arreola looked for submissions when he had Matthews down. Matthews has looked to, and been able to, do huge damage in the same situations.
The fight is stopped in between rounds.
Official Decision: Matthews wins by TKO stoppage in between rounds two and three.
Kyle Noke (21-7-1) vs. Peter Sobotta (15-4-1)
Noke stalking Sobotta and landing kicks, to start. Good lead leg kick from Noke.
Sobotta takes the center of the ring and then eats a big front kick to the gut that drops him. He yells in pain, eats a barrage of punches on the ground, and the referee steps in to stop it.
Official Decision: Noke wins by TKO (body front kick and ground strikes) at 2:01 of the first round.
Anthony Perosh (15-9) vs. Gian Villante (13-6)
Villante lands a huge overhand right that hurts Perosh, then another! Perosh steps in and lands a short right hand to the head. Villante lands another right hand, then a left hook and uppercut, to the head. Perosh is staggered, though he keeps his hands up and continuing to punch. Villante lands a push kick to the body. Perosh lands a right cross to the head but then gets clipped with another right punch to the jaw that knocks him cold and makes him fall to the ground. Official Decision: Villante wins by KO (right punch) at 2:56 of the first round.
Richie Vaculik (10-4) vs. Danny Martinez (17-7)
Martinez grabs a kick from Vaculik and takes him down. Vaculik gets back to his feet but Martinez shoots and scores with a double leg takedown.
Vaculik uses an overhook on Martinez's left arm to control his posture and gets a stand up from the referee. Huge overhand and hooks from Martinez that mostly miss.
Eventually, Vaculik ducks under one of them and scores his own takedown. Martinez switches beautifully and takes top position with 30 seconds left.
Good left punchces from Martinez against the cage, before Vaculik gets up and shoots for his own takedown. Martinez sprawls and controls with a front headlock until the horn.
Martinez lands a big cross and Vaculik scores with his own head punches. Martinez scores another takedown.
Vasulik gets back to his feet and Martinez presses in for another. Vaculik defends again and begins to land his own punches on the feet.
They trade punches in the pocket.
Martinez gets right back to work and shoots and scores with a takedown. He goes to pass to half guard.
Vaculik does a great job of creating space and rutning in and getting on to his feet. Martinez sticks to him and scores another takedown.
This time Martinez works to half guard, against the cage. He peppers Vaculik with left hands.
Vaculik tries to use the cage fence to wall walk but Martinez posts his weight down on him, grinding him and keeping him on his seat.
Eventually Vaculik gets to his feet as the round ends.
Official Decision: Martinez wins via unanimous decision with scores of 30-27, all around.
Daniel Kelly (9-1) vs. Steve Montgomery (8-3)
Montgomery lands a couple body shots off the bat. He goes to work on the inside with knees, but also eats some good punches to the head.
Montgomery stays inside with the four-time Olympic judoka and pays for it. Kelly tosses Montgomery on his back and immediately secures the far-side arm.
Kelly scores with punches. Montgomery stands but is soon hip-tossed again.
Kelly works for a rear naked choke but the ATT fighter defends. He stays on the ground for the rest of the round, however, defending strikes and choke attempts.
Montgomery doesn't look too much worse for the wear he sustained in round one. He immediately begins to land punches, knees and elbows on the feet.
Kelly works for a takedown from the clinch but Montgomery defends beautifully and lands more short punches and elbows. Eventually, Kelly scores a takedown, but this time Montgomery gets back to his feet after defending a D'Arce choke.
Kelly lands big left crosses to the head but Montgomery keeps his offense going as well, with quick kicks to the body and crisp short punches.
Kelly looks for more takedowns but gets stuffed. Montgomery defends nicely and lands some solid body kicks.
Great movement from Montgomery as he stays away from the clinch. The strike count is virtually even, right now.
Montgomery lands an inside leg kick but then eats another power punch to the head. Kelly with another straight left.
Kelly gets in the clinch and looks for an inside trip, and then scores with some knees to the body. Kelly scores a takedown with a minute and a half left.
Kelly looking for a rear naked choke and then transitions to an arm bar attempt. Montgomery escapes but gets mounted and eats big punches.
Kelly works an arm-triangle with seconds running out. Montgomery escapes but Kelly sticks the mount and finishes the fight with punches, likely stealing the fight.
Official Decision: Kelly wins a unanimous decision with scores of 29-28, three times.
Richard Walsh (8-4) vs. Steven Kennedy (22-7)
Walsh comes right out, stalking Kennedy. He unloads with kick after kick to the lead left leg of Kennedy.
Walsh connects with a big right cross to the head, and Kennedy is wobbly, seemingly mostly from the leg kicks. He continues to eat more kicks to his lead leg.
Walsh lands more punches to the head, off of the leg kick. The leg is already purple from bruising.
Kennedy presses Walsh against the fence, looking for the takedown. Kennedy hits a single-leg takedown and then takes Walsh's back.
Walsh stands, with Kennedy still on his back, and then gets taken down again. Kennedy has both hooks in from behind, now.
Huge turn of events in favor of Kennedy, but with only a minute left in the round. Walsh cuts an angle with his hips to defend, but Kennedy rides him and sticks the mount.
Walsh begins to tee-off again, and Kennedy shoots in . He doesn't hit the takedown, and Walsh stands up.
Walsh continues to land the leg kick. Walsh is clearly better on the feet, and Kennedy is much better on the ground.
Kennedy shoots again, can't get it, tries for a reverse triangle on the ground. Walsh escapes, stands and lands great strikes from on top, while standing.
They get stood up and Kennedy scores a double leg takedown. Walsh fires elbows to the top of Kennedy's head and Kennedy works to pass.
Kennedy settles for sitting on top in full guard, and pepper with strikes. Once more, the round ends with Kennedy in a dominant position on the ground.
Kennedy scores with a left body kick, but spends the next minute or so eating solid but occasional punches to the head. Walsh gets Kennedy to the ground, is on top, and lands knees to the body.
He's working to take the back, against the cage. Kennedy reaches behind as he stands to attempt a Kimura shoulder lock but Walsh defends and escapes.
Kennedy lands a glancing question mark kick and then right uppercut to the head. Kennedy ends up on his back again after attempting a takedown and eats punches and kicks from the standing Walsh until the referee decides to get involved and stands them up.
Soon, Kennedy is back on the mat and eats a huge right punch to the jaw from above. Walsh stays on top of Kennedy, landing great punches from the standing position.
Official Decision: Walsh wins by unanimous decision with scores of 30-27 (twice) and 29-28.
James Moontsari (8-3) vs. Anton Zafir (7-1)
Zafir rushes in, looking for a takedown. Moontsari defends well, and stays on his feet.
Zafir sticks with it, in the clinch, and eventually scores the takedown. Zafir moves into half guard, on top.
Moontsari recomposes his full guard and then uses the fence to work his way back up to his feet.
Both on the ground and on the feet, Zafir is landing good short left hooks to the head. He is, however, gassed out after they separate from the clinch.
He took the fight on just 11 days' notice, so it is no wonder. Zafir lands a push kick, but then Moontsari lands a spinning back kick to the ribs with his right foot, and then immediately connects with a left spinning back fist to the face.
Zafir drops to the floor, eats follow-up strikes on the ground, and the referee steps in to stop it.
Official Decision: Moontsari wins via TKO at 4:36 of the first round.
Ben Nguyen (14-5) vs. Ryan Benoit (8-3)
Nguyen stuns Benoit early with a right hand and knee. He moves to the ground in top position, passes guard to the mount and then hurts Benoit more with strikes.
Benoit gives his back up and Nguyen sticks to him and works for a rear naked choke. All this in the first minute.
Benoit fights and defends gamely but a minute and a half later, Nguyen secures the choke and forces the submission.
Official Decision: Nguyen wins via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:35 of the first round.
James Moontasri (8-3) vs. Anton Zafir (7-1) Round 1