UFC 297 results: Strickland vs du Plessis

UFC 297: Strickland vs du Plessis

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UFC 297: Strickland vs du Plessis airs live on PPV from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada on Saturday, January 20. The fight card features a series of MMA bouts with two titles contested in the headliner of the show.

In the five-round main event, UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland (28-5) of the United States makes the first defense of his belt against No. 2-ranked contender Dricus Du Plessis (20-2) of South Africa. In the five-round co-main event, No. 2 Raquel Pennington (15-8) of the United States and No. 3 Mayra Bueno Silva (10-2-1, 1 NC) of Brazil battle it out for the vacant UFC women’s bantamweight title.

Also on the PPV card a welterweight bout between Neil Magny (28-12) of the United States and Mike Malott (10-1-1) of Canada. In another USA vs Canada contest Chris Curtis (30-10) and Marc-Andre Barriault (16-6) square off at middleweight. In addition, Arnold Allen (19-2) of the UK takes on Movsar Evloev (17-0) at featherweight. The full fight card can be found below.

UFC 297: Strickland vs du Plessis live stream

United States

Date: Saturday, January 20
Broadcast: ESPN+ PPV
Main card: 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT
Preliminary card: 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT
Early prelims: 6:30 pm ET / 3:30 pm PT

United Kingdom

Date: Saturday, January 20 – Sunday, January 21
Broadcast: TNT Sports Box Office
Main card: 3 am GMT
Preliminary card: 1 am GMT
Early prelims: 11:30 pm GMT

UFC 297: Strickland vs du Plessis results

Get UFC 297: Strickland vs du Plessis full fight card results below.

Main card

  • Dricus du Plessis def. Sean Strickland via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) – wins UFC middleweight title | Post-fight interview
  • Raquel Pennington def. Mayra Bueno Silva via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-45) – wins vacant UFC women’s bantamweight title | Watch finish
  • Neil Magny def. Mike Malott via TKO (punches, R3 at 4:45)
  • Chris Curtis def. Marc-Andre Barriault via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
  • Movsar Evloev def. Arnold Allen via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


  • Garrett Armfield def. Brad Katona via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Sean Woodson def. Charles Jourdain via split decision (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)
  • Ramon Taveras def. Serhiy Sidey via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Gillian Robertson def. Polyana Viana via TKO (punches, R2 at 3:12) | Watch finish

Early prelims

  • Sam Patterson def. Yohan Lainesse via submission (rear-naked choke, R1 at 2:03)
  • Jasmine Jasudavicius def. Priscila Cachoeira via submission (anaconda choke, R3 at 4:21) | Watch finish
  • Jimmy Flick def. Malcolm Gordon via submission (arm-triangle choke, R2 at 1:17)
Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

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