UFC on ESPN+ 17 play-by-play and live results

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

Round 1 – Puelles shoots for the takedown right off the bat and gets it. Mariano has hit back up against the cage and Puelles is working to advance his position. Mariano tries to raise up to his feet, but Puelles attemps a guillotine and then switches to a kimura. Puelles grabs the arm and leans back. Mariano is on top of him and fights out of the submission. A quick standup from the referee and both men are back to their feet. Mariano throws a pair of kicks before Puelles clinches him once again against the cage. Puelles elevates Mariano over his head and slams the Brazilian to the mat. For the remainder of the round, Puelles tries to free himself from Mariano’s grasp to land strikes, but isn’t able to. 10-9, Puelles

Round 2 – The second frame starts much like the first with Puelles getting Mariano down in the opening seconds. This time, however, Puelles transitions to mount. Mariano forces Puelles back to half guard.

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

Division: Lightweight

Broadcast: ESPN+

Referee: Fernando Salas Navarro

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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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