UFC FPI 7 results and highlights: Rodriguez out-points Fowler; Griffith upsets Duarte

View the full event results and video highlights from the UFC FPI 7, which took place on Wednesday, May 15 in Las Vegas.

Another installment of the UFC Fight Pass Invitational (UFC FPI) went down on Wednesday night, and the card featured a number of the planet’s top no-gi competitors.

In the main event, top-five heavyweights Nick Rodriguez and Mason Fowler engaged in a closely competitive and relatively high-paced match. During the submission-only regulation period, Fowler did good work from the bottom position, threatening several wrestle-ups while using his rubber guard to nullify much of Rodriguez’s guard passing. For his part, the B-Team product worked relentlessly for his trademark body-lock passing, which forced Fowler on the defensive for stretches of the match.

In the points-based overtime period, Rodriguez did what he did best and achieved a clean guard pass, sealing the victory in his favor.

Before that, New Wave brown belt Luke Griffith earned the biggest win of his career with an impressive rear-naked choke victory over two-time ADCC gold medalist Kaynan Duarte. The win will undoubtedly give the South African plenty of confidence as he prepares to compete in the +99kg division at this year’s ADCC World Championships.

In other notable action, reigning ADCC 88kg champion Giancarlo Bodoni looked in top form against Gabriel Arges; Jonnatas Gracie shined in a methodical points victory over Jay Rodriguez; Renato Canuto scored a spectacular, highlight-reel heel hook on Aaron Wilson; and Helena Crevar secured a decision win over fellow ADCC qualifier Aurelie Le Vern.

Check out the full event results below.

UFC FPI 7 results

  • Nick Rodriguez def. Mason Fowler via points
  • Renato Moicano def. Cristian Guzman via points
  • Luke Griffith def. Kaynan Duarte via submission (rear-naked choke)
  • Giancarlo Bodoni def. Gabriel Arges via submission (rear-naked choke)
  • Renato Canuto def. Aaron Wilson via submission (heel hook)
  • Jonnatas Gracie def. Jay Rodriguez via points
  • Raquel Canuto def. Aislin O’Connell via points
  • Piter Frank def. Rafael Domingos via submission (armbar)
  • Oliver Taza def. Pedro Rocha via points
  • Helena Crevar def. Aurelie Le Vern via decision

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