UFC on ESPN+ 21 play-by-play and live results

UFC on ESPN+ 21 takes place Saturday, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results beginning at 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT).

The event takes place at CSKA Arena in Moscow. The card streams on ESPN+.

In the main event, Zabit Magomedsharipov (17-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) takes on Calvin Kattar (20-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in a bout rescheduled from earlier this fall at UFC Boston. In the co-feature, Greg Hardy (5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) steps up on short notice to take on former Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov (30-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC). Volkov was set to fight Junior Dos Santos in the main event before Dos Santos fell off the card.

Follow along with our round-by-round updates and official results beginning at approximately 11 a.m. ET for the ESPN+ prelims and 2 p.m. ET for the main card on ESPN+.

To discuss the show, be sure to check out our UFC on ESPN+ 21 discussion thread.

Enjoy the fights, everyone.

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Davey Grant vs. Grigorii Popov

Round 1 – Grant utilizing his kicks early, but he lands low on the cup. After a brief timeout, the fight resumes. A stepping side kick lands to the body of Popov. Grant throwing haymakers. Popov throws a kick and Grant catches it. Grant drags the fight to the ground and lands in Popov’s guard. Popov trying to climb his legs up looking for a submission. Popov pushes Grant away and scrambles to his feet. Grant is still holding on though, and drags Popov to the ground against the cage. After ground-and-pound attempts from Grant, Popov reverses and lands on top of Grant. Popov throws hard elbows, but I’m not sure if they were blocked or landed flush. They hit something. The two fighters break and square off in the center of the cage before the bell rings. 10-9 Grant.

Round 2 – Grant throws a flying knee early in round 2. He’s really loading up on every shot he throws. Popov has been targeting the lead leg of Grant in this round. Ouch. Grant lands another low blow on Popov. They both were throwing kicks and the knee of Grant hit the groin of Popov. After a brief timeout, the fight resumes. Grant lands a hard overhand right on Popov – the best strike of the fight on either side. With Popov on his back foot, Grant shoots for a takedown. Popov defends with a whizzer and the two tumble to the ground. Grant slips around to the back of Popov, who rises to his feet against the cage. Popov’s efforts were for not. Grant drags him to the ground again. Now Popov has grabbed a hold of Grant’s arm in a kimura attempt. Popov rolls to an armbar and is in good position with 1:15 left in the round. But Grant escapes by rolling on top of Popov. Grant moves to side control and Popov tries to roll out of it. Grant briefly grabs the back before landing in half guard. The round ends with Grant on top. 20-18 Grant.

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Records: Davey Grant (8-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC), Grigorii Popov (14-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC)

Division: Bantamweight

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Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Pannie Kianzad

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Records: Jessica-Rose Clark (9-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC), Pannie Kianzad (11-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC)

Division: Women’s bantamweight

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Roosevelt Roberts vs. Alexander Yakovlev

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Records: Roosevelt Roberts (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), Alexander Yakovlev (25-9-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC)

Division: Lightweight

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Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. David Zawada

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Records: Abubakar Nurmagomedov (15-2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), David Zawada (16-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC)

Division: Welterweight

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Roman Kopylov vs. Karl Roberson

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Records: Roman Kopylov (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Karl Roberson (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC)

Division: Middleweight

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Rustam Khabilov vs. Sergey Khandozhko

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Records: Rustam Khabilov (23-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC), Sergey Khandozhko (27-5-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC)

Division: Lightweight

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Magomed Ankalaev vs. Dalcha Lungiambula

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Records: Magomed Ankalaev (11-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), Dalcha Lungiambula (10-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC)

Division: Light heavyweight

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Klidson Abreu vs. Shamil Gamzatov

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Records: Klidson Abreu (15-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Shamil Gamzatov (13-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC)

Division: Middleweight

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Ramazan Emeev vs. Anthony Rocco Martin

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Records: Ramazan Emeev (18-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC), Anthony Rocco Martin (16-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC)

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Ed Herman vs. Khadis Ibragimov

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Records: Ed Herman (23-14 MMA, 11-10 UFC), Khadis Ibragimov (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC)

Division: Light heavyweight

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Zelim Imadaev vs. Danny Roberts

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Records: Zelim Imadaev (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), Danny Roberts (16-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC)

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Greg Hardy vs. Alexander Volkov

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Records: Greg Hardy (5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), Alexander Volkov (30-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC)

Division: Heavyweight

Rankings: Volkov No. 7

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Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Calvin Kattar

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Records: Zabit Magomedsharipov (17-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC), Calvin Kattar (20-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC)

Division: Featherweight

Rankings: Magomedsharipov No. 5, Kattar No. 9

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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