UFC on ESPN 20 play-by-play and live results

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ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 20 event, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results beginning at 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT).

The event takes place at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. The card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.

In the main event, Michael Chiesa (16-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) takes on Neil Magny (24-7 MMA, 17-6 UFC) at welterweight. And in the 170-pound co-feature, Warlley Alves (13-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) meets Mounir Lazzez (10-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC).

Follow along with our round-by-round updates and official results beginning at approximately 9 a.m. ET for the prelims and noon for the main card on ESPN.

To discuss the show, be sure to check out our UFC on ESPN 20 discussion thread. You can also get behind-the-scenes coverage and other event notes from on-site reporters John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) and Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) on Twitter.

Enjoy the fights, everyone.

Manon Fiorot vs. Victoria Leonardo

Round 1 - Leonardo is the aggressor to start the fight, but Fiorot is opening with hard kicks to the body and working behind the jab from the outside. They continue to trade strikes until Fiorot briefly ties her opponent up in the clinch and tries to push her against the fence. Leonardo is having none of it and breaks away. The pace slightly settles, and they exchanges punches from range. Fiorot ties up in the clinch again, but she can't hold it or long before breaking free. Fiorot land a stinging one-two combination that backs Leonardo up then she throws a knee to the body from the clinch. Fiorot ties her up again before landing a nice tight elbow on the break. Fiorot continues to swarm toward the end o the round, but Leonardo appears to be recovered. MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9 for Fiorot. Round 2 – Leonardo tries to get herself back in the fight with some big strikes early, but Fiorot absorbs them without issue. Fiorot peppers Leonardo with front and side kicks. She follows with some punching combinations, then another short elbow o a clinch break. Leonardo counters with the right hand for her best connection of the fight so far, but Fiorot remains unflustered by the power. She clinches Leonardo against the fence then uses a low body lock to secure a takedown. Fiorot goes to work from top position, landing some nice short punches. She stands up and backs away, then lands a looping right hand followed by a straight left. Leonardo is getting beat up bad at this point and is running out of answers. Fiorot lands a leg kick that rocks Leonardo then swarms with a combination that backs her up to the fence and forces the referee to mercifully wave it off for the standing TKO. Beautiful debut performance and finish for Fiorot. Result: Manon Fiorot def. Victoria Leonardo via TKO (head kick, punches) – Round 2, 4:08 Photos: Manon Fiorot vs. Victoria Leonardo fight photos Records: Manon Fiorot (6-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Victoria Leonardo (8-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) Division: Flyweight Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+ Referee: Lucas Bosacki

Sergey Morozov vs. Umar Nurmagomedov

Round 1 - Morozov looks to attack with punches early, but Nurmagomedov is countering with low kicks an trying to mix in the occasional high shot. Nurmagomedov goes over the top with a head kick then shoots in for a takedown moments later. He transitions to the back of Morozov of a scramble and tries to get a choke, but Morozov stands up. Nurmagomedov is stuck on him with a rear waist lock, though, and is hanging on with all his might as Morozov bucks and tries to scramble free. Morozov eventually finds a path to escape, and they return to the feet. Morozov starts to apply some pressure with his striking, but is doing well to keep moving and throw kicks from the outside. Morozov clinches Nurmagomedov against the fence, but cannot hold him there. Morozov tags Nurmagomedov to the body, and Nurmagomedov answers with a kick. Nurmagomedov completes another takedown, and Morozov gives up his back again. There's not enough time to do anything, though, and the round ends. MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov. Round 2 – Result: Recap: Photos: Records: Sergey Morozov (6-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Umar Nurmagomedov (12-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) Division: Bantamweight Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+ Referee: Judging:

Mike Davis vs. Mason Jones

Round 1 - Result: Recap: Photos: Records: Mike Davis (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Mason Jones (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) Division: Lightweight Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+ Referee: Judging:

Francisco Figueredo vs. Jerome Rivera

Round 1 - Result: Recap: Photos: Records: Francisco Figueredo (11-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Jerome Rivera (10-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) Division: Bantamweight Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+ Referee: Judging:

Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Markus Perez

Round 1 - Result: Recap: Photos: Records: Dalcha Lungiambula (10-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Markus Perez (12-4 MMA, 2-4 UFC) Division: Light heavyweight Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+ Referee: Judging:

Zarrukh Adashev vs. Su Mudaerji

Round 1 - Result: Recap: Photos: Records: Zarrukh Adashev (3-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), Su Mudaerji (13-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) Division: Flyweight Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+ Referee: Judging:

Gaetano Pirrello vs. Ricky Simon

Round 1 - Result: Recap: Photos: Records: Gaetano Pirrello (15-5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Ricky Simon (16-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) Division: Bantamweight Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+ Referee: Judging:

Omari Akhmedov vs. Tom Breese

Round 1 - Result: Recap: Photos: Records: Omari Akhmedov (20-5-1 MMA, 8-4-1 UFC), Tom Breese (12-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) Division: Middleweight Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+ Referee: Judging:

Lerone Murphy vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade

Round 1 - Result: Recap: Photos: Records: Lerone Murphy (9-0-1 MMA, 1-0-1 UFC), Douglas Silva de Andrade (26-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) Division: Featherweight Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+ Referee: Judging:

Tyson Nam vs. Matt Schnell

Round 1 - Result: Recap: Photos: Records: Tyson Nam (20-11-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC), Matt Schnell (14-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) Division: Flyweight Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+ Referee: Judging:

Viviane Araujo vs. Roxanne Modafferi

Round 1 - Result: Recap: Photos: Records: Viviane Araujo (9-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), Roxanne Modafferi (25-17 MMA, 4-5 UFC) Division: Women's flyweight Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+ Referee: Judging:

Vinicius Moreira vs. Ike Villanueva

Round 1 - Result: Recap: Photos: Records: Vinicius Moreira (9-4 MMA, 0-3 UFC), Ike Villanueva (16-11 MMA, 0-2 UFC) Division: Light heavyweight Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+ Referee: Judging:

Warlley Alves vs. Mounir Lazzez

Round 1 - Result: Recap: Photos: Records: Warlley Alves (13-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC), Mounir Lazzez (10-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) Division: Welterweight Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+ Referee: Judging:

Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny

Round 1 - Result: Recap: Photos: Records: Michael Chiesa (16-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC), Neil Magny (24-7 MMA, 17-6 UFC) Division: Welterweight Broadcast: ESPN/ESPN+ Referee: Judging: