This is the UFC Fight Night 30 undercard live blog for the UFC Fight Night 30 event at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester.
There will be six fights on the UFC Fight Night 30 undercard. Al Iaquinta vs. Piotr Hallmann, Luke Barnatt vs. Andrew Craig, Rosi Sexton vs. Jessica Andrade, Andy Ogle vs. Cole Miller, Jim Hettes vs. Robert Whiteford, and Brad Scott vs. Michael Kuiper will be featured on the prelims.
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Brad Scott vs. Michael Kuiper
Round 1: Marc Goddard is the referee. Kuiper opening with outside leg kicks, but eats an uppercut which leads to the clinch. Kuiper hits a harai goshi, which plants Scott on his knees, but he stands and reaches for a single on Kuiper, which is also stuffed. They resume clinching. Referee Goddard separates them for inactivity. Scott scores with a body shot and uppercut, then presses Kuiper back into the fence. And just like that, Scott locks up a front choke and taps Kuiper against the cage.
Brad Scott def. Michael Kuiper via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:17 of round 1
Jimy Hettes vs. Robert Whiteford
Round 1: Neal Hall is the referee. Both fighters open southpaw. Hettes is stalking with Whiteford counterstriking a bit before they clinch along the fence. Whiteford attempts a single and then off to a double, but can't get it. He does, however, get thrown with a whizzer. Hettes attempts a forward-facing omaplata, but can't get it. He does, however, transition to Whiteford's back where he locks up a body triangle. Whiteford is able to stand when Hettes lets go of the body triangle, but is taken down again before the round ends.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Hettes
Round 2: Whiteford, looking fatigued, is already pushing his punches while Hettes is bouncing on his toes. Hettes jumps for a cradle off a single leg attempt and moves to the back of Whiteford. Whiteford tries to go two on one with Hettes to establish wrist control, but that allows Hettes to lock up a triangle. Hettes adjusts it and that's all she wrote. Whiteford taps.
Jimy Hettes def. Robert Whiteford via submission (triangle) at 2:17 of round 2
Andy Ogle vs. Cole Miller
Round 1: Leon Roberts is the referee. Both fighters open orthodox. Two beautiful counter rights, now three, landed flush on Ogle's right eye. Ogle then clinches and press Miller into the fence. Ogle hits a head and arm hip toss, but Miller wins the scramble with an underhook and leg ride. He takes Ogle's back from there and locks up the body triangle. Ogle attempting to throw punches behind him, but can't do much but defend.
MMA Fighting scores this fight 10-9 Miller
Round 2: Ogle presses Miller into the fence and is nearly tapped with a power guillotine, but moves to the opposite side and is in Miller's butterfly guard. Miller attempts a triangle, but can't get it. Miller drives Ogle's hips back, then yanks him forward while hanging onto the arms for the armbar. Miller can't finish it from the side, so lets it go and moves to the back again.
MMA Fighting scores this fight 10-9 Miller
Round 3: Ogle is beginning to find his range on Miller and scoring with an overhand right. Ogle scores with a double leg and is landing hard elbows from Miller's guard. Ogle tries to posture up and lands some shots, but Miller is doing a decent job of controlling his posture. Miller attempts an octopus guard back take, but can't complete it. Ogle ends the round on top, but eats one last upkick.
MMA Fighting scores this fight 10-9 Ogle and the fight 29-28 Miller
Cole Miller def. Andy Ogle via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Rosi Sexton vs. Jessica Andrade
Round 1: The referee is Neal Hall. Andrade opens up with a blizting series of lefts and rights and has Sexton backing up. Andrade scores an outside leg kicks and stuffs a single leg attempt from Sexton. She's also clubbing Sexton when he back is against the fence. Andrade is scoring again with a series of rights, but Sexton is clearly hurt and clinches with the Braziian. Sexton scores with a right of her own, but there's not much to it. And another, but Andrade is still doing damag of her own. Sexton underhooks standing and Andrade uses it for a hip throw. Sexton nearly hits a reversal from half guard, so Andrade back out. Sexton is dropped at the end of the round and eats an illegal knee, but it didn't appear overly powerful.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Andrade
Round 2: Andrade opens up with hard punches again, but Sexton is somehow still standing and trying to fire back. HARD inside leg kick now from the Brazilian. Andrade has Sexton against the fence is unloading on her with punches and knees. Andrade is just teeing off on Sexton and this fight has to be closed to being stopped. Jumping knee now from Andrade. Andrade is just battering Sexton, although somehow the Brit scores a single before the final bell.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-8 Andrade
Round 3: Sexton is trying to exchange, but is still eating a ton of hard punches, although mostly in counter fighting. Sexton scores a nice right, but eats several hard punches in return. Sexton is attempting a number of takedowns and isn't even getting close. As the bell sounds, Sexton's back is along the fence and she's eating shot after shot. A complete and unnecessary beating.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Andrade and the fight 30-26
Jessica Andrade def. Rosi Sexton via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-26)
Luke Barnatt vs. Andrew Craig
Round 1: Marc Goddard is the referee. Both open orthodox and Craig is landing hard leg kicks. Barnatt scores with a right hand. Craig drills Barnatt with an overhand right and a weak middle kick. Barnatt pumping the jab, but not doing much with it. Barnatt almost knocks out Craig with a right hand and pounces after a delay, but doesn't finish Craig! He simply doesn't do enough. Unbelievable.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Barnatt
Round 2: The two exchange leg kicks and Barnatt is back to pumping the jab. Barnatt connects with a one-two and is doing all the stalking. Craig misses with a front kick and eats a right hand for his efforts. Barnatt cracks Craig again with an uppercut and celebrates too early again, but this time gets Craig's back in the process of a scramble. From there he chokes Craig out with ease.
Luke Barnatt def. Andrew Craig via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:12 of round 2
Al Iaquinta vs. Piotr Hallmann
Round 1: Leon Roberts. Iaquinta already on a single and now the American is trying to take Hallmann's back as they stand in the clinch. Hallmann escapes and is stalking but eats a body kick. And a right hand. Hallmann lands a left hook and knee to the body. Iaquinta with a jab, but eats a left hook. Hallmann scores a head kick, but it doesn't seem to do too much damage. Iaquinta changing stances back and forth. Both fighters exchange crosses. Iaquinta fakes a shot and lands a deep uppercut, but eats a right hook. Hallmann stuffs two single leg attempts then lands a single leg takedown of his own.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Hallmann
Round 2: Hallmann scores right away with a right straight. Then an uppercut. Hallmann then secures a single leg, although Iaquinta is able to stand and then the American scores a good left hook. Hallmann lands a knee to the midsection. Good right hook from Iaquinta hurts Hallmann. Another right drops him, but the Polish fighter recovers. Hallmann fails on a shot, but buys himself some time to recover. Head kick scores for Iaquinta, but doesn't do a ton of damage.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Iaquinta
Round 3: Hallmann tries for a double, but Iaquinta whizzers hard to stuff it. Two hard leg kicks from Iaquinta and the American stuffs a double. Iaquinta eats a left hook, but an eye poke temporarily halts the action. The action resumes and Iaquinta lands an overhand right. Hallmann attempts a double, but Iaquinta stuffs it. Iaquinta attempts a takedown and it's stuffed along the fence, but as they separate Iaquinta is all over him. The fight ends with Iaquinta pressuring on top and against the fence.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Iaquinta and the bout 29-28 Iaquinta
Al Iaquinta def. Piotr Hallmann via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)