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UFC on ESPN 27 results: Raulian Paiva upsets Kyler Phillips by majority decision

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Raulian Paiva 's move up to the bantamweight division was a success Saturday with an upset of Kyler Phillips at UFC on ESPN 27 .
After spending his previous octagon appearance at flyweight, Paiva moved up and made an immediate impact with a come-from-behind majority decision upset of Phillips in 15-minute war. The scores were 29-28, 29-28 and 28-28.
The bantamweight bout was the UFC on ESPN 27 co-main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It aired on ESPN and streamed on ESPN+.
Both men came out slinging heavy shots. Phillips landed the first big clean shot roughly 30 seconds in when he sat...
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Twitter reacts to T.J. Dillashaw's narrow win over Cory Sandhagen in classic at UFC on ESPN 27

Twitter reacts to T.J. Dillashaw's narrow win over Cory Sandhagen in classic at UFC on ESPN 27

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

T.J. Dillashaw returned to the octagon in successful fashion on Saturday when he beat Cory Sandhagen in the UFC on ESPN 27 main event.
After more than two years away due to a USADA suspension, former champ Dillashaw put himself right back at the top of the bantamweight division with a split decision victory over Sandhagen at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Dillashaw is now unbeaten in his past six fights at 135 pounds, and the win puts him in line to challenge the winner of Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan for the title.
Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Dillashaw's victory over...
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Cory Sandhagen reacts to T.J. Dillashaw split decision: 'I don't want to be a little whiny baby'

Cory Sandhagen reacts to T.J. Dillashaw split decision: 'I don't want to be a little whiny baby'

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Cory Sandhagen predicts a bantamweight title shot isn't far out of reach despite his loss to T.J. Dillashaw at UFC on ESPN 27 .
Sandhagen experienced a heartbreaking split decision loss to Dillashaw in Saturday's bantamweight headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It went down to the wire, with judges scoring it three rounds to two across the board.
Although Dillashaw had a lot of successful moments in the fight, Sandhagen thought he absorbed less damage and did more over the course of 25 minutes.
“I know I had him hurt more times than me,” Sandhagen told Megan Olivi on the UFC on ESPN 27...
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T.J. Dillashaw reveals injury-plagued UFC on ESPN 27 camp, refused to withdraw: 'It had been too f-ing long'

T.J. Dillashaw reveals injury-plagued UFC on ESPN 27 camp, refused to withdraw: 'It had been too f-ing long'

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

LAS VEGAS - T.J. Dillashaw experienced multiple layers of adversity during his UFC on ESPN 27 main event win over Cory Sandhagen - a theme he carried into the fight from an injury-plagued fight camp.
At a UFC on ESPN 27 post-fight news conference Saturday, Dillashaw described the knee injury he suffered in the opening round of his five-round split decision win over Sandhagen and how it impacted his performance.
“Unfortunately, after that first round, I couldn't lift,” Dillashaw said. “I took his back quite a few times and I'm really good from that clinch position on the back, but I...
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