On Saturday night, UFC will hold a “Fight Night” event from their studio, the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In the main event of the show, strawweights Jessica Eye and Cynthia Calvillo collide. Follow this article throughout the night for live updates!
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Prelims (6:00PM EDT / 3:00PM PST) (ESPN / TSN 1 & 5)
Main Card (9:00PM EDT / 6:00PM PDT) (ESPN / TSN 1 & 5)
Bout 10: Jessica Eye (15-7) vs. Cynthia Calvillo (8-1-1) (Flyweight)
Calvillo Wins Decision Over Eye In Flyweight Debut
A five-round decision fight went in favour of Cynthia Calvillo, who defeated Jessica Eye in the main event. The fight was Calvillo’s first fight at flyweight, moving up from strawweight.
Calvillo’s win weighed heavily on her ability to land takedowns throughout, being dominant on the ground over Eye. While Eye held her own in striking, Calvillo was able to land her shots as well.
The win was Calvillo’s first five-round performance in her career.
The first round was a slow one for Calvillo, with her corner mentioning that she had to pick up the pace.
“I needed that first round as a warm-up to really get my feet going,” said Calvillo in her post-fight interview.
Prior to this fight, Calvillo was ranked 10th in the UFC strawweight division. Defeating Eye, who was ranked first in the flyweight division, means Calvillo should expect to be high in the 125-pound ranks next week.
Calvillo did not specify who she wants to fight next, but she mentioned she wants to return to the octagon soon. “Whoever, whatever. My last two years have been really slow, I haven’t been able to fight as much as I wanted to.”
Bout 9: Karl Roberson (9-2) vs. Marvin Vettori (14-3-1) (Middleweight)
Vettori Gets It Done With A Choke
In the co-main event of the evening, Marvin Vettori made Karl Roberson tap out with a rear naked choke. The choke ended long exchange that also saw the Italian try for a guillotine choke for some time.
Roberson missed weight for the fight, coming in four-and-a-half pounds over the limit.
“I just trained so hard and this was my reward,” said Vettori after the fight.
Vettori called out Israel Adesanya after the fight.
The fight between Vettori and Roberson was first meant to happen in May, with Roberson pulling out at last minute. The last minute change last month caused a heated interaction at the fighter hotel back in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
The win was Vettori’s third-straight in the UFC.
Bout 8: Charles Rosa (12-4) vs. Kevin Aguilar (17-3) (Lightweight)
Rosa Wins Split Decision
A close striking battle went in favour of Charles Rosa, getting a split decision victory over Kevin Aguilar.
“I went in there for the kill the whole time. He was able to last,” said Rosa after the fight, crediting the toughness of Aguilar.
Rosa was cut by a head collision in the second round.
Bout 7: Andre Fili (20-7) vs. Charles Jourdain (10-2) (Featherweight)
Fili Gets Close Decision Win
A close striking battle went in favour of Andre Fili, who beat Charles Jourdain via split decision.
Jourdain stayed in the striking-based matchup, but an edge went to Fili, who landed numerous takedowns during the fight as well.
Jourdain’s best moment in the fight came in the first round, with a punch dropping Fili for a moment.
“I feel like I didn’t perform as hard as I could’ve, but I’m also my hardest critic,” said Fili after the fight.
Bout 6: Jordan Espinosa (14-7) vs. Mark De La Rosa (11-4) (Bantamweight)
Espinosa Gets Clean Sweep on Scorecards
Using his jab and takedown skills, Jordan Espinosa prevailed over Mark De La Rosa in a unanimous decision victory.
While De La Rosa had clearly lost, the performance showed his toughness, persisting and advancing throughout.
“I think this is the kind of performance I needed,” said Espinosa after the fight.
The fight ended Espinosa’s two-fight losing streak he had before.
After the fight, Espinosa called out Tyson Nam, who won earlier in the show.
Bout 5: Mariya Agapova (8-1) vs. Hannah Cifers (10-5) (Flyweight)
23-Year-Old Agapova Has Quick UFC Debut Win
In her UFC debut, Mariya Agapova stopped Hannah Cifers with a rear naked choke. The submission was the end of a strong attack, landing punches and a head kick that dropped Cifers before trying for the choke. Agapova put in the choke on the feet, making Cifers tap once they went to the floor.
“Shana Dobson stop running away from me. Let’s go fight here,” said Agapova after, calling out her next opponent.
The fight was a quick turnaround for Cifers, who lost in the previous month to Mackenzie Dern.
Bout 4: Merab Dvalishvili (10-4) vs. Gustavo Lopez (11-4) (Bantamweight)
Dvalishvili Sets New UFC Record
Merab Dvalishvili had a dominant performance to end the prelims, defeating Gustavo Lopez with a takedown heavy decision win. Landing 13 takedowns in the fight, Dvalishvili set a UFC record for most in a fight.
Being a unanimous decision victory, Dvalishvili was given at least one 10-8 round from each judge.
After the fight, Dvalishvili called out Sean O’Malley, who won on the UFC 250 card last week.
Lopez, the Combate Americas Bantamweight Champion, took the fight on short notice, replacing Ray Borg who had to exit the card due to a family emergency.
“I don’t care who he is, I don’t care where he’s come from, I’m here for fight,” mentioning how the short-notice change in opponent did not bother him.
Bout 3: Julia Avila (7-1) vs. Gina Mazany (6-3) (Bantamweight)
Avila Wins With Fast Punches
In her second UFC win, Julia Avila stopped Gina Mazany in under a minute, storming her with punches.
The fight was the return to the UFC for Mazany, who had taken one regional MMA fight previous to starting her second UFC stint. Mazany went 1-3 in her previous UFC run.
“I want to fight as soon as I can. I don’t want to take another nine month layoff,” said Avila after the fight.
Avila had trouble getting a fight before, with four different failed attempts to be booked against Karol Rosa for various reasons.
Avila continued the series of fights on Saturday night that ended in under a minute.
Bout 2: Tyson Nam (18-11) vs. Zarrukh Adashev (3-1) (Flyweight)
Right Hook Gives Nam His First UFC Win
Tyson Nam got his first UFC win on the prelims, landing a perfect counter-right hook to win the fight. Nam followed up with a punch on the ground before the fight ended.
In his 31st fight and third UFC matchup, Nam earned his first win in the promotion.
“It’s been such a long time,” said Nam after the fight.
The fight was the debut for Adashev, who took the fight on short notice. Adashev missed weight for the bout, coming in at 138.5 pounds on Friday.
Bout 1: Anthony Ivy (8-2) vs. Christian Aguilera (13-6) (Welterweight)
Aguilera Wins Debut In Under A Minute
Christian Aguilera made a splash in his UFC debut, stopping Anthony Ivy with punches in the first round. Hurting Ivy with a two-punch combination, Aguilera pressed forward with more strikes until the referee stepped in.
“I’ve dreamed about this for the past 10 years … Having my debut like this is just amazing, man,” said Aguilera in the post-fight interview.
The fight was also the debut for Ivy, who was originally meant to fight the week prior at UFC 250.