Results: Marc-Andre Barriault defeats Julian Marquez via second-round TKO at the 4:12 mark.
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UFC 285 keeps rolling as a pair of middleweights, Julian Marquez and Marc-Andre Barriault face off at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This bout will take place on the preliminary card which will stream on ESPN+ PPV starting at 8 p.m. ET.
Marquez (9-3) has had an up and down UFC tenure, going 3-2 so far. He is coming off a KO loss to Gregory Rodrigues last June. Prior to that loss, he picked up back to back submission wins over Maki Pitolo and Sam Alvey. The ‘Cuban Missile Crisis’ is looking to get his tenth win of his career.
Barriault (14-6, 1 NC) is also looking to bounce back, reeling from a submission loss to Anthony Hernandez last September. 9 of his 14 wins have come by KO, but the Canadian born fighter has struggled with consistency, dropping three in a row to start his UFC career.
Barriault is favored to win in this bout with -150 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook. Marquez checks in as the underdog at +130.
We’ll be providing live updates throughout the fight with round-by-round scoring until a winner is determined.
Julian Marquez vs. Marc-Andre Barriault round-by-round results
Round 1: Marquez 10-9
Both fighters come out with leg kicks, testing each other early. Marquez with a nice jab that connects. Barriault also landing his jab. Marquez dealing, doing a solid job of stepping up and a nice combination here for Marquez! He’s opening up and seems to be a step ahead of Barriault. Slight smile from Barriault as the round progresses. Marquez in control and add another right hand to his strikes. Good pace here.
Round 2: Marquez wins by TKO
Marquez following up from the last round, landing jabs and right hands. Noticeable cut appearing under the right eye of Marquez. Barriault lands two left hooks and Marquez a little slower here. Barriault stepping it up a notch and suddenly the momentum is in his favor. Marquez not backing down, elbows exchanging. Barriault with a flurry here and Marquez is shaky. Barriault letting his hands go and Marquez is out of gas, mouthpiece is out. Barriault in full control and the ref has stopped this one. Barriault wakes up in the second and delivers devastating combos to the The Cuban Missile Crisis, earning this victory.