‘UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz’ Live Results

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
January 17th, 2016


“UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz” took place Sunday inside TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw tried to cement his status as the game’s top 135-pounder when he battled former champ Dominick Cruz in the show’s featured attraction. Former UFC lightweight title holder Anthony Pettis faced former Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez in the co-main event.

Here are the official results from tonight’s fights:

Preliminary Card:

(UFC Fight Pass 6PM ET/3PM PT)

Francimar Barroso Defeats Elvis Mutapcic via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Rob Font Defeats Joey Gomez via TKO (punches) at 4:13 in the 2ndRound

Charles Rosa Defeats Kyle Bochniak via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Ilir Latifi Defeats Sean O’Connell via KO (punches) at 0:30 in the 1stRound

Paul Felder Defeats Daron Cruickshank via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:56 in the 3rdRound

(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Luke Sanders Defeats Maximo Blanco via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:38 in the 1stRound

Chris Wade Defeats Mehdi Baghdad via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:30 in the 1stRound

Ed Herman Defeats Tim Boetsch via TKO (knee and punches) at 1:39 in the 2ndRound

Patrick Cote Defeats Ben Saunders via TKO (punches) at 1:14 in the 2ndRound

Main Card:

(Fox Sports 1 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Francisco Trinaldo Defeats Ross Pearson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Travis Browne Defeats Matt Mitrione via TKO (punches) at 4:09 in the 3rdRound

Eddie Alvarez Defeats Anthony Pettis via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Dominick Cruz Defeats TJ Dillashaw via split decision (48-47, 46-49, 49-46) (Cruz captures UFC bantamweight title)

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