Scorecards for UFC Fight Night 81 Sunday Jan 17 Updates and Live Results

Over four years since his last title defense before being stripped of the belt due to injuries, Dominick Cruz has his crown back. One fight in four years and it was like he had never been away.

For Pettis, the loss marked the second straight defeat, who was coming off a loss to Rafael dos Anjos in his last bout. As for Alvarez, he announced that he is back and a force to be reckoned with in dramatic fashion, considering this was only his second fight since a 2014 loss to Donald Cerrone.

FS1 Main Card — Sunday, Jan 17, 10 PM ET/7 PM PT

TJ Dillashaw (135) vs. Dominick Cruz (135)

Anthony Pettis (155.5) vs. Eddie Alvarez (155.5)

Travis Browne (238) vs. Matt Mitrione (249)

Ross Pearson (155) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (155.5)

Main Card on Fox Sports 1 

Dominick Cruz def. T.J. Dillashaw, split-decision (48-47, 46-49, 49-46)

Eddie Alvarez def. Anthony Pettis, split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Travis Browne def. Matt Mitrione, TKO (Round 3, 4:09)

Francisco Trinaldo def. Ross Pearson, unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Prelims on Fox Sports 1 

Patrick Cote def. Ben Saunders, TKO (Round 2, 1:14)

Ed Herman def. Tim Boetsch, TKO (Round 2, 1:39)

Chris Wade def. Mehdi Baghdad, submission (Round 1, 4:30)

Luke Sanders def. Maximo Blanco, submission (Round 1, 3:38)

Prelims on UFC Fight Pass 

Paul Felder def. Daron Cruickshank, submission (Round 3, 3:56)

Ilir Latifi def. Sean O’Connell, knockout (Round 1, 0:30)

Charles Rosa def. Kyle Bochniak, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Rob Font def. Joey Gomez, TKO (Round 2, 4:13)

Francimar Barroso def. Elvis Mutapcic, unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

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