UFC hosts another “Fight Night” from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on Saturday night. Headlining the show is ranked heavyweights Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov. Along with the headlining bout is 11 other matchups. Follow this article throughout the evening for updates!
Quick Results – Click a fight to skip to its part:
Prelims (5:00PM EDT / 2:00PM PDT) (ESPN / TSN 1, 4 & 5)
Main Card (8:00PM EDT / 5:00PM PDT) (ESPN / TSN 1, 4 & 5)
Bout 12: Curtis Blaydes (13-2) vs. Alexander Volkov (31-7) (Heavyweight)
Blaydes Wins After Five
Curtis Blaydes won a decision in the main event of the show over Alexander Volkov. The heavyweight’s win came from numerous takedowns, keeping Volkov away from striking on the feet and ground as well.
“I’m happy with the win. Volkov’s legit, and I’m one step closer to a title shot,” said Blaydes after the win.
The win was the fourth straight win for Blaydes.
Bout 11: Josh Emmett (15-2) vs. Shane Burgos (13-1)(Featherweight)
Emmett Wins In Close Battle
A close striking battle saw Josh Emmett defeat Shane Burgos after three rounds. The final round was a strong finish for Emmett, dropping Burgos twice in the round.
Burgos had his own moments as well, landing hard punches throughout and showing toughness through his ability to take punches in return.
Emmett seemingly hurt his lead leg early in the bout. Emmett mentioned the injury afterwards, saying he had no stability and that “I’ve never experienced anything like this.”
“I’m going to stop doing interviews ’cause you guys keep doubting me,” said Burgos after the fight, calling out journalists.
Bout 10: Raquel Pennington (10-8) vs. Marion Reneau (9-5-1) (Bantamweight)
Pennington Gets Scorecard Victory
Raquel Pennington dominated Marion Reneau all the way to scorecards, winning via unanimous decision.
Pennington’s success with clinchwork made her control a large portion of the fight, with her striking being powerful as well.
“I’m just super excited to get back out here,” said Pennington after the fight. She also mentioned that quarantine helped her “totally reset.”
Bout 9: Lyman Good (21-5) vs. Belal Muhammad (16-3) (Welterweight)
Muhammad Wins on Scorecards
Belal Muhammad got a unanimous decision victory over Lyman Good on the main card.
Muhammad was on his back foot for the first two rounds, landing punches while going left and right.
Good hurt Muhammad early in the third round, but Muhammad was able to endure, even scoring a takedown late in the round.
“I think my biggest thing is my toughness which I was able to show in the third round,” said Muhammad.
Bout 8: Roosevelt Roberts (10-1) vs. Jim Miller (31-14) (Catchweight 160 lbs)
Miller Wins With Armbar
Jim Miller got a quick finish to open the main card, catching Roosevelt Roberts with an armbar. The submission came while switching positions on the ground, making Roberts tap shortly after it was slipped in.
The fight was a quick turnaround for Roberts, who won against Brok Weaver in late May. Miller bounced back from a loss in February.
The lightweights fought at a slightly higher catchweight of 160 pounds.
“For years I’ve said ‘I’ll fight anywhere they put an octagon’ and that’s the case. But the fans are a huge part of this,” said Miller in his post-fight interview, mentioning the importance of live crowds at events.
Bout 7: Clay Guida (35-19) vs. Bobby Green (24-10-1) (Lightweight)
Green Gets Back Into The Win Column
Finishing off the prelims, Bobby Green got a decision win over Clay Guida. Green’s victory can be credited to his striking ability and the many stifled takedown attempts from Guida.
With the win, Green bounced back from two previous losses.
Bout 6: Tecia Torres (10-5) vs. Brianna Van Buren (9-2) (Strawweight)
Torres Gives Van Buren Her First Loss
Tecia Torres gave her Briana Van Buren her first UFC loss after a scorecard performance. The fight saw Torres defend numerous takedown attempts and land combinations of strikes in the second and third round.
The win ended a four-fight losing streak that Torres carried into the fight. The fight was Van Buren’s second UFC fight, winning her debut in 2019.
Bout 5: Marc-Andre Barriualt (11-4) vs. Oskar Piechota (11-3-1) (Middleweight)
Barriault Gets First UFC Win
Getting his first win since entering the UFC, Marc-Andre Barriault stopped Oskar Piechota in the second round with strikes. The Canadian stayed unrelenting with pressure through the two rounds, landing a takedown and numerous clean shots throughout.
“It feels so fantastic to finally get my first UFC win,” said Barriault after the fight.
He also asked for a new UFC contract after the fight.
Bout 4: Cortney Casey (9-7) vs. Gillian Robertson (7-4) (Flyweight)
Robertson Closes Out Great Performance With Submission
Gillian Robertson’s dominant performance against Cortney Casey finished with a rear naked choke late in the third round.
In the rounds before, Robertson dominated with takedowns, staying in control at almost all times.
“I wanted to be able to display my ground and pound more
“Last 30 seconds I heard Din [Thomas] say ‘it’s not too late for a finish,'” said Robertson after the fight, explaining how the ending went down.
Bout 3: Frank Camacho (22-8) vs. Justin Jaynes (15-4) (Lightweight)
Jaynes Wins UFC Debut In Quick Fashion
Justin Jaynes had a quick and explosive UFC debut, stopping Frank Camacho in the first round with strikes.
The win saw him connect with brutal hooks, dropping Camacho early. Camacho was able to get up, but took enough punches for the referee to end the fight
Jaynes had taken the fight on short notice, filling in for Matt Frevola.
“I’m waiting to wake up from a dream right now,” said Jaynes after the fight, mentioning how his debut in the UFC came to him so quickly.
Bout 2: Roxanne Modafferi (24-16) vs. Lauren Murphy (12-4) (Flyweight)
Murphy Wins Decision Over Modafferi
A unanimous decision went to Lauren Murphy over Roxanne Modafferi, extending her winning streak to three. The fight was close, as Murphy had the advantage on the feet, with Modafferi’s best work coming from clinches and takedowns.
Bout 1: Austin Hubbard (11-4) vs. Max Rohskopf (5-0) (Lightweight)
Hubbard Bounces Back Over Rohskopf
Kicking off the card, Austin Hubbard stopped Max Rohskopf, who was making his UFC debut. In-between rounds two and three the fight ended after Rohskopf said he could not continue.
The first round was close, as Rohskopf was able to get numerous takedowns on Hubbard. The second round was when Hubbard took control, landing lots of strikes and keeping a pace of strikes that Rohskopf couldn’t keep up with.
Rohskopf was replacing Joe Solecki, who was pulled from the card on short notice.
“The opponent change didn’t bother me at all. I was 100 percent focused on myself,” said Hubbard after the fight.
The win for Hubbard saw him bounce back after a decision loss to Mark Madsen.