This year's International Fight Week in Las Vegas was headlined on Saturday night with the UFC 239 pay-per-view event inside the T-Mobile Arena, and to say the much-anticipated fight card delivered may actually be an understatement. In year's past, UFC events capping off International Fight Week have been drowned in disappointment in some form or fashion, but this year everything held together to eventually give us what will go down as one of the more memorable PPV cards of the year.
UFC 239 on Saturday provided fans with a little bit of everything from viral -- and history-making, in one jaw-dropping case -- KOs that we'll all be watching back for a long time to come, to a main event contested for the light heavyweight championship that turned out to be the ultimate game of chess. As far as a fight card highlighting the biggest weekend of the year in MMA, UFC 239 was about as good as anyone could have asked for.
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CBS Sports was with you throughout the week's festivities in Las Vegas, keeping you up to date on all the happenings both prior to and during the event. Below is your complete guide the insanity that was the UFC 239 PPV event.
UFC 239 results
via first-round TKO (head kick)
via KO (flying knee)
via second-round TKO (punches)
via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Arnold Allen def. Gilbert Melendez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Marlon Vera def. Nohelin Hernandez via second-round submission (rear-naked choke)
Claudia Gadelha def. Randa Markos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
UFC 239 countdown
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Pre-UFC 239 features
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