UFC on ESPN+ 17 play-by-play and live results (5 p.m. ET)

MEXICO CITY – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 17 event, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results beginning at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT).

The event takes place at Mexico City Arena in Mexico City. The card streams on ESPN+.

In the main event, Mexico’s own Yair Rodriguez (11-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC) takes on Jeremy Stephens (28-16 MMA, 15-15 UFC) at featherweight. And in the co-feature, Mexico’s Alexa Grasso (11-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) meets Carla Esparza (14-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC).

Follow along with our round-by-round updates and official results beginning at approximately 5 p.m. ET for the ESPN+ prelims and 8 p.m. ET for the main card on ESPN+.

To discuss the show, be sure to check out our UFC on ESPN+ 17 discussion thread. You can also get behind-the-scenes coverage and other event notes from on-site reporter John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) on Twitter.

Enjoy the fights, everyone.

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Marcos Mariano vs. Claudio Puelles

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Records: Marcos Mariano (6-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC), Claudio Puelles (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC)

Division: Lightweight

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Bethe Correia vs. Sijara Eubanks

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Records: Bethe Correia (10-4-1 MMA, 4-4-1 UFC), Sijara Eubanks (4-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC)

Division: Women’s bantamweight

Rankings: Eubanks honorable mention

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Paul Craig vs. Vinicius Moreira

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Records: Paul Craig (11-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC), Vinicius Moreira (9-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC)

Division: Light heavyweight

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Tyson Nam vs. Sergio Pettis

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Records: Tyson Nam (18-9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Sergio Pettis (17-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC)

Division: Flyweight

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Ariane Carnelossi vs. Angela Hill

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Records: Ariane Carnelossi (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Angela Hill (9-7 MMA, 4-7 UFC)

Division: Women’s strawweight

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Kyle Nelson vs. Marco Polo Reyes

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Records: Kyle Nelson (12-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC), Marco Polo Reyes (8-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC)

Division: Featherweight

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Carlos Huachin vs. Jose Quinonez

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Martin Bravo vs. Steven Peterson

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Records: Martin Bravo (11-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC), Steven Peterson (17-9 MMA, 1-3 UFC)

Division: Featherweight

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Irene Aldana vs. Vanessa Melo

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Records: Irene Aldana (10-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC), Vanessa Melo (10-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC)

Division: Women’s bantamweight

Rankings: Aldana No. 14

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Askar Askarov vs. Brandon Moreno

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Records: Askar Askarov (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Brandon Moreno (15-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC)

Division: Flyweight

Rankings: Moreno No. 9

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Carla Esparza vs. Alexa Grasso

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Records: Carla Esparza (14-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC), Alexa Grasso (11-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC)

Division: Women’s strawweight

Rankings: Esparza No. 7, Grasso No. 12

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Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens

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Records: Yair Rodriguez (11-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC), Jeremy Stephens (28-16 MMA, 15-15 UFC)

Division: Featherweight

Rankings: Stephens honorable mention

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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