UFC Vegas 56 live stream results, play-by-play updates | Volkov vs. Rozenstruik


Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to its APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the UFC Vegas 56 mixed martial arts (MMA) event TODAY (Sat., June 4, 2022) streaming LIVE on ESPN+ at 1 p.m. ET (“Prelims” undercard action) and 4 p.m. ET (main card lineup). The promotion’s latest “Fight Night” offering is topped by a 265-pound showdown between Top 10 bruisers Alexander Volkov and Jairzinho Rozenstruik, who are separated by just one spot in the “official” UFC heavyweight rankings. Before that titanic tilt gets underway, veteran featherweight Dan “50k” Ige looks to quell the uprising of undefeated 145-pound upstart Movsar Evloev in UFC Vegas 56’s co-main event. Alonzo Menifield, Felice Herrig and Damon Jackson will also see ESPN+ action this weekend in “Sin City.”

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Vegas 56 fight card below, starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” undercard bouts at 1 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN+ main card start time at 4 p.m. ET. Bet on all the UFC Vegas 56 action with our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook right here.

Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Volkov vs. Rozenstruik.” Without further delay, see below for the updated UFC Vegas 56 real-time results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action).

UFC VEGAS 56 QUICK RESULTS:

Alexander Volkov vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Movsar Evloev vs. Dan Ige
Lucas Almeida vs. Michael Trizano
Poliana Botelho vs. Karine Silva
Alonzo Menifield vs. Askar Mozharov
Felice Herrig vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Alex Da Silva vs. Joe Solecki
Daniel Argueta vs. Damon Jackson
Zarrukh Adashev vs. Ode Osbourne
Benoit Saint Denis vs. Niklas Stolze — Saint Denis vs. Niklas Stolze by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:32 of Round Two
Tony Gravely vs. Johnny Munoz — Gravely def. Munoz by KO (punches) at 1:08 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Jeff Molina vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov — Molina def. Zhumagulov by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Rinat Fakhretdinov vs. Andreas Michailidis — Fakhretdinov def. Michailidis by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-27)
J.J. Aldrich vs. Erin Blanchfield — Blanchfield def. Aldrich by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:38 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS

UFC VEGAS 56 LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY:

265 lbs.: Alexander Volkov vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

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145 lbs.: Movsar Evloev vs. Dan Ige

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145 lbs.: Lucas Almeida vs. Michael Trizano

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125 lbs.: Poliana Botelho vs. Karine Silva

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125 lbs.: Zarrukh Adashev vs. Ode Osbourne

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205 lbs.: Alonzo Menifield vs. Askar Mozharov

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115 lbs.: Felice Herrig vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

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155 lbs.: Alex Da Silva vs. Joe Solecki

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145 lbs.: Daniel Argueta vs. Damon Jackson

Round 1: Argueta grabs the fence to avoid an early takedown, but gets muscled down anyway. Jackson gets full back control a minute in. Argueta looking to punch over his shoulder. Two minutes in. Body triangle locked in. Looking for the RNC, can’t get it under the chin. Two minutes to go.

Jackson still looking for the choke, Argueta unable to dislodge him. One minute to go. Argueta sweeps into guard. Looking to take the back in return. 10-9 Jackson.

Round 2: Jackson counters a takedown with a knee to the head, then looks to take the back once again. Both hooks in against the fence. One mintue in. Body triangle now for Jackson. Two minutes in. Argueta still fighting the hands and trying to punch from his shoulder. Back to a single hook, then both as Jackson tries to flatten him out. Two minutes to go.

Heavy elbows from Jackson, who goes back to hunting the RNC. Argueta makes it to his feet as Jackson stays in backpack mode. Argueta spins free with a minute to go and tries to flurry in the way up before shooting. Elbow on the break and he completes a double-leg. 10-9 Jackson.

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170 lbs.: Benoit Saint Denis vs. Niklas Stolze

Round 1: Low kicks from Stolze, high kicks from Saint Denis. Stolze catches him coming in with a knee, but can’t fight off the takedown. Stuck on his butt against the fence. One minute in. Side control for Saint Denis. Two minutes in. Stolze manages to stand with a whizzer. then lands a knee to the jewels. They restart at range and Saint Denis takes him down into side control. Mount with two minutes to go.

Looking to take the back, does so. Full body triangle. One minute to go. Stolze fighting the hands. Short punches from Saint Denis. He wraps up the RNC in the final seconds, but runs out of time. 10-9 Saint Denis.

Round 2: They trade body kicks to start. Sharp counter right by Stolze, who wraps up a power guillotine but loses it and gets taken down. One minute in. Saint Denis moves to the back and there’s the tap.

Final result: Saint Denis def. Stolze via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:32 of Round Two


135 lbs.: Tony Gravely vs. Johnny Munoz

Round 1: Gravely tries a head kick, eats leg kicks. Gravely first a combination, then catches Munoz shooting with a tight right hand that crumples him. A few more punches and that’s that.

Final result: Gravely def. Munoz via KO (punches) at 1:08 of round one


125 lbs.: Jeff Molina vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov

Round 1: Molina advancing, lands a looping right. Head kick attempt. Counter 1-2 by Zhumagulov. Molina tries a front kick a minute in. Zhumagulov fires a two-piece to the body and shoots. Knees to the thigh. Some fence grabs by Molina. Zhumagulov keeping a rear waist lock two minutes in. Now chest to chest. He briefly gets Molina to a knee. Molina trying to swat him with short punches. Two minutes to go.

Knees from Zhumagulov. Molina breaks his grip, eats a right hook on the exit. Zhumagulov tries to spin and they both throw hard rights. One minute to go. Molina looks for a head kick. Counter right to answer a body kick. Knee just misses, as do Zhumagulov’s counters. Zhumagulov punches into the clinch, denied via underhooks. Right hand and low kick on the break. 10-9 Zhumagulov.

Round 2: Good low kick from Molina. Counter right. Zhumagulov tries to blitz, lands a teep. Body shot after eating a low kick. He catches a kick, briefly gets Molina down, returns to the rear waist lock. Knees to the thigh, looking for the back a minute in. Molina showing good balance but still getting controlled. Two minutes in. Molina counters a takedown, looks for the back, tomahawk elbow on the break. They pause to cut some loose tape from Zhumagulov’s glove. Body kick from Molina. Two minutes to go.

Zhumagulov to the body as Molina fires combinations. Molina low kick. Head kick attempt. Zhumagulov tries a 3-2, shoots, denied, check hook. One minute to go and Zhumagulov wobbles him with a left hook. Molina tries a knee that just misses as Zhumagulov shoots. Still driving, completes it, avoids a guillotine. Molina scoots to the fence and stands. 10-9 Zhumagulov.

Round 3: Molina pressing forward, eats a low-high two-piece. Counter right to answer a leg kick a minute in. Zhumagulov whiffs on a spinning back fist. Combo lands for him. Molina tries a head kick. Body kick connects. Counter jab. Two minutes in. Zhumagulov lands a two-piece downstairs. Another left to the body. Molina answers with a right downstairs an a counter 3-2. Tit-for-tat exchanges. Good exchange with two minutes to go.

Molina landing jabs, avoids a counter overhand and a single-leg but eats a left hook. Zhumagulov body jab and low kicks. One minute to go. Back fist by Molina. Solid shot from Zhumagulov, lands punches as Molina looks for elbows. Knees to the thigh. Molina counters a last-second takedown. 10-9 Zhumagulov on the body shots?

Final result: Molina def. Zhumagulov via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)


170 lbs.: Rinat Fakhretdinov vs. Andreas Michailidis

Round 1: Fakhretdinov pushes forward and hits his first takedown 14 seconds in. Michailidis stands, grabs the fence a few time, then gets tossed a couple more times. Two minutes in. Fakhretdinov looks for the back, can’t get it, stays attached. Knees from Fakhretdinov. Michailidis grabs the fence about six more times and the ref does nothing before they separate. Two minutes in. Low kick from Michailidis and they slug until Fakhredtinov ties up again. Trading short knees. Two minutes to go.

Solid defense from Michailidis, who slips throwing a wheel kick. Front headlock for Fakhretdinov. Nice move from Michailidis and they scramble. Looking for the RNC, slips off. Fakhretdinov has him against the fence again. Knees inside. Michailidis reverses. 10-9 Fakhretdinov.

Round 2: Quick double-leg from Fakhretdinov and this time he establishes. Working from guard. One minute in. Michailidis stuck in the corner, eats an elbow. Fakhretdinov staying heavy. Two minutes in. Michailidis really not doing much off of his back. Fakhretdinov looking for the back with two minutes to go.

Half guard now. More short ground-and-pound. One minute to go. Michailidis gets to his feet, and reverses. He tries a last-minute spinning back fist. 10-9 Fakhretdinov.

Round 3: Michailidis busy to start the round, manages to deny a shot. He tries to shoot himself, but has to bail to his back when Fakhretdinov threatens a front headlock. One minute in. Fakhretdinov chipping away from half guard. Two minutes in. There’s a nasty elbow, his heaviest of the fight. Back to full guard with two minutes to go.

Christ, that’s a big cut from that elbow. Quite a bit of blood. Fakhretdinov moves to side control, starts punching from turtle. One minute to go. Michailidis makes it to his feet, Fakhretdinov still attached. One more takedown for the road, then tries to bomb Michailidis out in the final seconds. Borderline 10-8, but I’ll stick with 10-9 Fakhretdinov since he wasn’t consistent with his attack.

Final result: Fakhretdinov def. Michailidis via unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-27)


125 lbs.: J.J. Aldrich vs. Erin Blanchfield

Round 1: Aldrich knocks Blanchfield off-balance, nearly lands a head kick on the way up. Potshots from Aldrich as she circles, good knee inside. Blanchfield runs in with a knee and briefly gets clinched. One minute in. Blanchfield body kick, Aldrich straight left. Similar sequence again. Aldrich counter jab. 3-2, just avoids a head kick and looks for a takedown. Blanchfield reverses and hauls her to the fence two minutes in. They separate. Aldrich 3-2 and counter jab. Blanchfield straight left, quick rights from Aldrich on the exit with two minutes to go.

Aldrich wraps up a body lock after eating a left hook and takes her down. Blanchfield scrambles up, blocking a head kick in the process. Aldrich’s jab working a treat so far. Catching Blanchfield coming in. Blanchfield shoots with a minute to go, can’t complete the single-leg. 1-2. Aldrich continuing to potshot, eats a glancing head kick and a cleaner body kick. 10-9 Aldrich.

Round 2: Blanchfield trying to stay aggressive as they trade. Jab exchange. More clean jabs by Aldrich a minute in. Blanchfield 2-1, Aldrich counter combo. Short right hook by Blanchfield prompts an Aldrich takedown. Again Blanchfield pops right back up against the fence. They separate two minutes in. Another stiff jab from Aldrich. Suddenly, she falls off-balance in an exchange and Blanchfield wraps up a standing high-elbow guillotine. The squeeze is vicious and there’s the tap.

Final result: Blanchfield def. Aldrich via submission (standing guillotine choke) at 2:38 of round two


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