Invite to"s live protection of UFC Battle Evening 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn, rising from the Speaking Stick Hotel Field in Phoenix metro, Arizona.The occasion is headlined by a five-round spell in the lightweight department as previous TUF: Latin America champion Yair Rodriguez seeks to rack up the most significant win of his profession as he invites previous UFC Welterweight as well as Lightweight Champ, as well as UFC Hall Of Famer, BJ Penn, back to the Octagon.Rodriguez is unbeaten

inside the Octagon, having actually won all 5 of his UFC spells and also 6 straight total, which has actually catapulted him to a top-ten position. Penn is appearing of retired life, and also after being dislodged of a number of previous spells because of different factors, lastly makes his go back to activity under the brand-new advice of Greg Jackson. Penn has actually long been among the best boxers to contend inside the Octagon, however he remains in search of his very first win because 2010. Likewise on the primary card is a light-weight round in between reward equipment Joe Lauzon as well as Marcin Held, and also a welterweight spell matching Court McGee versus Ben Saunders.Follow together with our online protection of the occasion start at 6:15 p.m. ET tonight with initial activity completely with the primary card.Some added protection:-UFC Battle Evening 103 Betting & Dream Playbook UFC BATTLE PASS PRELIMS|6:15 PM ET/3:15 PM PT The program opened up with a pointer of the brand-new unified regulations that enter into result with today"s reveal. They additionally stated the passing away of UFC manufacturer Adam Geller in current weeks which Anthony Pasquale

is handling an individual family members catastrophe yet still present for the program. > Cyril Asker(8-2)racked up a TKO over Dmitrii Smoliakov(8-2 )at 2:41 Heavyweights began the program as well as it was a fast one. Smoliakov opened up solid, landing a great deal of strikes standing yet Asker obtained a takedown

at 1:30. From there, the BJJ blackbelt promptly relocated right into place and also utilized ground

as well as extra pound to obtain the deduction win.Asker was extremely pleased in his post-fight promotion and also stated he can"t await an additional battle and also asked the group if they intend to see him once more as well as obtained a substantial pop from the crowd.Crowd is very early getting here as well as really vibrant considering this was the initial prelim battle. With a long time to eliminate, they broadcast a coupon on Dana White"s "Trying to find a Battle "truth program which included Devin Powell, that makes his UFC launching later on tonite. Ought to state that Daniel Cormier gets on the program group with Jon Anik and also he "s doing an actually great work until now. Extremely informative as well as they" re doing something brand-new in broadcasting battle clips on a split display throughout the walkout which is a good touch. > Joachim Christensen(14-4)won using TKO over Bojan Mihajlovic (10-5) at 2:05 of the 3rd round Christensen controlled the initial 2 rounds as well as I had him up 20-17. Bojan was sort of winning in the standup prior to sliding concerning 2 mins in as well as Christensen entered into his guard as well as controlled the remainder of the round. Round 2 was a little bit extra also however

was plainly Christensen "s. He had a 129-29 benefit in strikes landed after 2. Round 3 was relatively also till Christensen landed an uppercut that knocked down Bojan as well as he completed him off with

ground and also pound.He traded some words with Cormier at cageside after yet clarified in his Octagon meeting that he was simply offering him a shoutout reason they "re both chick magnets. Or something like that. > Walt Harris( 9-5 )won through KO over Chase Sherman (9-3)at 2:41 of the 2nd round.Another heavyweight battle and also this was enjoyable. Preliminary was to and fro with Sherman basically managing points yet Harris doing even more damages when he landed. I had it 10-9 for him.In the 2nd, it was type of the exact same till Harris landed

a strike that knocked down Sherman in the center of a flurry to obtain the standstill.

He had words with DC at cageside after the battle as well.Harris offered credit rating to Tyron Woodley for some gameplan recommendations as well as likewise stated that he intended to verify Cormier incorrect after paying attention to objection of him throughout discourse of his last battle. > Nina Ansaroff (7-5) sent Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger(6-4 )at 3:39 of the 3rd round This was the very first interruption loss for Jones-Lybarger. Ansaroff controlled all 3

rounds with practically the very same tale. She would certainly obtain a takedown, or a knockdown, enter into Jones-Lybarger" s guard as well as control the remainder of the round.Round 2 was a clear 10-8 as Ansaroff was never ever near ending up yet did a lots of damages and also preserved control for nearly the whole round. In the 3rd, Ansaroff obtained a knockdown, promptly took establish and also install up a back nude choke with strikes. Jones-Lybarger battled it off for around 15 secs yet at some point tapped.FOX sporting activities 1 PRELIMS|8 PM ET/5 PM PT > Tony Martin( 11-3 )over Alex White (11-3 )by consentaneous choice on ratings of 30-27 x 3 Pretty uninteresting light-weight battle. Martin controlled the entire battle with his hurting. I provided him a 10-8 initially as White did practically absolutely nothing. Second round was a little closer yet still plainly for Martin.Martin was controling the very first fifty percent of the 2nd prior to he sort of lost ground. White came on solid yet Martin had the ability to link him up without taking much damages. One more coupon for Devin Powell and also

the Dana White truth program broadcast. Actually pressing this youngster ... he far betternot shed. > Aleksei Oleinik (51-10-1) sent Viktor Pesta (10-4) at 2:57 These

were 2 heavyweights as well as it was strange. Oleinik drew guard as well as was consuming a lots of strikes from Pesta. Pesta relocated right into install instead conveniently and also was landing a great deal of strikes yet Oleinik really had him

in an Ezekiel choke. Out of no place, Pesta touched and also when the ref drew him off of Oleinik, Pesta didn "t also understand where he was. That was the very first Ezekiel choke in UFC background, which discusses why it looked so odd to me. He said thanks to God, his spouse as well as his group, because order. Ought to"ve given thanks to Ezekiel

. Seriously that was the entry of the (really young )year however among

the far better of perpetuity. Head out of your method to see it if you didn"t. > Augusto Mendes (6-1 )won using split choice over Frankie Saenz(10-5 )on ratings of 28-29, 29-28 x 2 This was an enjoyable bantamweight scrap. Mendes controlled the preliminary, not rather a 10-8

however plainly he had it as Saenz appeared perplexed and also couldn"t response anything Mendes was doing.It reversed in the 2nd with a harsh elbow joint to the head from the clinch that shook Mendes

and also Saenz took the 2nd. Third was rather also as Mendes racked up a pair takedowns however Saenz was right up each time as well as Saenz regulated the clinch


video game. I scored it 29-28 Saenz however regardless was great as well as truly you can"ve gone 10-10 in the third for a draw. > Drakkar

Klose (7-0-1 )won using choice over Devin Powell (8-2)on ratings of 30-27 x 3 Sort of a dull battle in between 2 debuting lightweights. Klose controlled the entire means with his clinch video game as over half the battle was combated on the cage. There was truly nothing else rating feasible as Klose didn "t do sufficient to obtain a 10-8 in any type of round yet plainly won each round.Klose obtained a meeting where he guaranteed to obtain a KO in his following battle. FOX SPORTING ACTIVITIES 1 KEY CARD|10 PM ET/7 PM PT Good video clip bundle to open the primary card pressing Penn as the tale attempting to confirm he "s still obtained it versus the upstart competitor Rodriguez.

> Sergio Pettis(15-2)won by means of consentaneous choice over John Moraga(16-6 )on ratings of 29-28 x 2 and also 30-27 After a rather leading preliminary by Pettis, the remainder of the battle was extremely close. Moraga obtained a takedown in the second as well as the standup was rather however it was either 1-1 after 2 or Pettis was

up if you offered him a 10-8 initially, which I did.Third was relatively also although Pettis did begin rather solid in the eleventh hour as well as obtained a takedown with 15 secs left that might have secured


the battle with both 29-28 court "s scorecards. Pettis claimed it was strange for him being booed(Moraga is a Phoenix metro competitor). He called out Jussier Formiga for the March fourth card headlned by Tyron Woodley-Stephen Thompson. That would certainly be a rematch of a battle that Formiga won very first time out.They broadcast a brief video clip homage to Adam" Snacks"Geller with video of his shenanigans at UFC weigh-ins practice sessions where he mimicked professional fumbling entryways. Extremely wonderful touch. They introduced that the following period of The Ultimate Boxer will certainly be called"Redemption"as well as will certainly be trained by Bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt and also previous champ TJ Dillashaw. The program will certainly include previous TUF champions and also a minimum of 1 energetic UFC fighter.The trainers will certainly defend the title at yet to be figured out

day however the Friday prior to the huge PPV in July would make good sense timing-wise. > Ben Saunders( 21-7-2) defeated Court McGee( 18-6) by consentaneous choice on ratings of 29-28 x 3 Really close welterweight battle. I really had a 10-10 preliminary as the majority of

the round got on the feet with some quick clinch job and also neither man had any kind of continual offense. Second was practically as close however I had it somewhat for McGee.Third round was quite plainly for McGee too

although Saunders had his minutes as he was doing damages from his back after McGee obtained a takedown. I really had it 30-28 for McGee and also the group booed the choice quite increasingly. Saunders was quite tired after the battle and also had a tough time talking in his post-fight meetings. He excused his efficiency as well as assured the followers a far better initiative following time out.McGee is currently 2-3 at 170 after a quite effective perform at

middleweight consisting of a sway leading 5 challenger Robert Whitaker. This shouldn"t be held versus him however as the

choice was not specifically doubtful however the battle was so close that he conveniently might "ve won. They revealed that UFC 210 will certainly remain in Buffalo on Saturday April 8. No battles were introduced yet this will certainly be the promo" s go back to the city after over twenty years. > Joe Lauzon(27-12)won by means of split choice on ratings of 30-27, 28-29 and also 29-28 All 3 rounds were essentially the very same. Held would certainly obtain takedowns as well as he "d maintain Lauzon down for some time without doing any type of damages. In the very first min of the battle

, Lauzon obtained his ideal offense of the battle as he was peppering Accepted elbow joints throughout a takedown effort as well as obtained him to the floor covering. That sufficed to take the first.I had actually Held taking the 2nd round, which was rather close as well as the 3rd was virtually the exact same, although even more definitively for Kept in my viewpoint. Held had 5 takedowns in the battle as well as also obtained install right prior to completion of the battle. I scored it 29-28 Held After the battle, Lauzon claimed that he differed with the courts

as well as believed that Held won the battle. Stylish action by him and also Jon Anik as well as Daniel Cormier informed him so. Cormier outright examined the court"s choice. Almost one media participant on offered the battle to Held, keeping that individual scoring it a draw. This actually was just one of the most awful choices

ever before, specifically the 30-27 for Lauzon. > Yair Rodriguez(9-1)wins through TKO over BJ Penn(16-11-2)at 24 secs of the second round Rodriguez controlled the preliminary, which was all stand. I assumed it was a rather clear 10-8 as Penn was shaken numerous times although he was never ever actually near to being finished.Rodriguez went down Penn in the opening secs of the 2nd with a punch/kick combination as well as completed him off with ground as well as pound.Penn was grumbling regarding the deduction yet ref John McCarthy possibly offered him even more time than a great deal of individuals would certainly as he consumed regarding 25 unanswered strikes on the ground. This was a celebrity making efficiency by Rodriguez, which it was developed to be. He reduced an article battle discount in Spanish, which the group took off

for and after that equated himself. He placed over BJ Penn as a tale as well as thanked him for approving a battle with him.

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The promotion appeared way much better in Spanish despite the fact that I couldn "t recognize a word of


it.He wouldn "t telephone call any individual out as well as stated he "d battle whomever they inform him to. With 6 straight success, he "s obtained the

third lengthiest energetic win touch in the department behind Max Holloway (9) as well as Conor McGregor (7)