Dec 16 2023

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

Main Event
5 rounds @ Welterweight
UD 5

Score cards

  • 49-46
  • 49-46
  • 49-46
UD 5

Belts on The Line

UFC Welterweight Championship
Co-Main Event
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5 rounds @ Flyweight

Score cards 50-45 | 50-45 | 49-46

Main Card
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3 rounds @ Welterweight
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3 rounds @ Lightweight

Score cards 27-30 | 27-30 | 27-30

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3 rounds @ Featherweight

UFC 296 Report

When Was UFC 296?

UFC 296 happened on Saturday, December 16th, 2023, at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States.

Who won the main event at UFC 296?

Leon Edwards beat Colby Covington by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC 296.

The scorecards were announced as 49-46, 49-46, 49-46 in favor of the winner Leon Edwards.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

This contest was for the UFC welterweight championship.

What were the results at UFC 296?

At UFC 296 in the co-main event, Alexandre Pantoja was victorious over Brandon Royval by decision in their Flyweight contest

On the main card, Shavkat Rakhmonov beat Stephen Thompson with a submission in a Welterweight bout, Tony Ferguson was overcome by Paddy Pimblett by decision at Lightweight, and Josh Emmett was victorious over Bryce Mitchell by knockout in their Featherweight contest.

On the prelim card, Alonzo Menifield beat Dustin Jacoby on points in a Light Heavyweight bout, Irene Aldana defeated Karol Rosa by decision at Women’s Bantamweight, Cody Garbrandt was victorious over Brian Kelleher by knockout in their Bantamweight contest, and Casey O’Neill lost to Ariane Lipski by submission in a Women’s Flyweight fight.

Rounding off the prelim portion of the card, Tagir Ulanbekov defeated Cody Durden with a submission in a Flyweight bout, Andre Fili was victorious over Lucas Almeida with a KO at Featherweight, and Shamil Gaziev beat Martin Buday by knockout in their Heavyweight contest.

UFC 296 Results.

These are the fight results from the main card of UFC 296:

Main Events
  • Leon Edwards def. Colby Covington, Unanimous Decision 49-46, 49-46, 49-46, Round 5 (Welterweight - 5 Rounds)

Co Main Events
  • Alexandre Pantoja def. Brandon Royval, Unanimous Decision 50-45, 50-45, 49-46, Round 5 (Flyweight - 5 Rounds)

Main Card
  • Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Stephen Thompson, Sub, Round 2 (Welterweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Paddy Pimblett def. Tony Ferguson, Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, Round 3 (Lightweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Josh Emmett def. Bryce Mitchell, KO, Round 1 (Featherweight - 3 Rounds)

  • Alonzo Menifield def. Dustin Jacoby, Unanimous Decision, Round 3 (Light Heavyweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Irene Aldana def. Karol Rosa, Unanimous Decision, Round 3 (Women’s Bantamweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Cody Garbrandt def. Brian Kelleher, KO, Round 1 (Bantamweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Ariane Lipski def. Casey O’Neill, Sub, Round 2 (Women’s Flyweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Tagir Ulanbekov def. Cody Durden, Sub, Round 2 (Flyweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Andre Fili def. Lucas Almeida, KO, Round 1 (Featherweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Shamil Gaziev def. Martin Buday, KO, Round 2 (Heavyweight - 3 Rounds)

Who was the broadcaster for UFC 296?

In the US, the ESPN Pay Per View show was expected to begin at 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST. In the UK, the TNT Sports 1 broadcast of the card was expected to start at 4:00 AM (GMT).

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