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UFC FN 89: Stephen Thompson Continues Rise to Title Shot

Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson wasn’t able to add another highlight reel stoppage to his resume at UFC Fight Night 89, but the surging welterweight did work his way to a clear cut win over Rory MacDonald.

MacDonald had trouble finding Thompson throughout tonight’s main event, and although he was able to land a few telling shots, the elusive striker found the mark more often. After five rounds concluded, it was pretty clear Thompson would be handed the decision win, and that’s exactly what happened.

In the co-headliner, Donald Cerrone became the first man since 2010 to stop Patrick Cote. Cerrone punished the rugged welterweight with leg kicks and hard left hands. In round three, Cerrone dropped Cote with another big left, and finished the fight with punches from above.

Here are the results from UFC FN 89, which was hosted by Ottawa, Ontario.

Stephen Thompson def. Rory MacDonald via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 48-47)

Donald Cerrone def. Patrick Cote TKO (punches) R3, 2:35

Steve Bosse def. Sean O’Connell via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Thibault Gouti via submission (rear-naked-choke) R3, 2:28

Joanne Calderwood def. Valerie Letourneau via TKO (body kick and punches) R3, 2:51

Jason Saggo def. Leandro Silva via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Misha Cirkunov def. Ion Cutelaba via submission (arm-triangle-choke) R3, 1:22

Krzysztof Jotko def. Tamdan McCrory via KO (punches) R1, 0:59

Joe Soto def. Chris Beal via submission (rear-naked-choke) R3, 3:39

Elias Theodorou def. Sam Alvey via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Randa Markos def. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Colby Covington def. Jonathan Meunier via submission (rear-naked-choke) R3, 4:06

Ali Bagautinov def. Geane Herrera via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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