UFC on ESPN+ 60: Makhachev vs. Green Live Coverage

Lightweight contender Islam Makhachev will attempt to move his winning streak to double digits when facing Bobby Green on Saturday night. Their fight is scheduled to headline a “Fight Night” card that will go down at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Follow along throughout the evening for live updates on the event.

Click here to read a preview of the show.

Quick Results:

Preliminary Card (4:00PM EST / 1:00PM PST) (ESPN+ / TSN 5)

Bout 1: Carlos Hernandez def. Victor Altamirano via Decision, Split

Bout 2: Ramiz Brahimaj def. Michael Gillmore via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 2:02)

Bout 3: Jonathan Martinez def. Alejandro Perez via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 4: Terrance McKinney def. Fares Ziam via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 2:11)

Bout 5: Josiane Nunes def. Ramona Pascual via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 6: Ignacio Bahamondes def. Rongzhu via Submission, Guillotine Choke (RD 3, 1:40)

Main Card (7:00PM EST / 4:00PM PST) (ESPN+ / TSN 5)

Bout 7: Armen Petrosyan def. Gregory Rodrigues via Decision, Split

Bout 8: Arman Tsarukyan def. Joel Alvarez via TKO, Strikes (RD 2, 1:57)

Bout 9: Priscila Cachoeira def. Kim Ji-yeon via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 10: Wellington Turman def. Misha Cirkunov via Submission, Armbar (RD 2, 1:29)

Bout 11: Islam Makhachev def. Bobby Green via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 3:23)

Live Coverage:

Bout 11: Islam Makhachev (21-1) vs. Bobby Green (29-12-1) (Catchweight 160 lbs)

Makhachev Makes Bid For Title Fight Following First-Round Win Against Short-Notice Opponent

Islam Makhachev showed his dominance at lightweight yet again on Saturday night, stopping short-notice opponent Bobby Green in the first round due to ground and pound punches.

Makhachev was quick to take Green down and move into a full mount on top. From that position, he threw a series of punches to the head that caused an end to the fight.

The performance was Makhachev’s 10th consecutive win in the UFC. After the fight, he asserted that his eyes are set on a title fight next.

“I just want a title fight … Just tell me when and where. That’s it,” said Makhachev in his post-fight interview.

Green took the fight on less than two weeks’ notice, stepping in to replace an injured Beneil Dariush. The veteran lightweight’s previous fight was just earlier in the month, defeating Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 271.

Sports betting sites listed Green as a massive underdog, floating around the +600 range.

Due to the short-notice nature of Green’s entrance into the lineup, the fight was held at a catchweight of 160 pounds instead of the typical 156-pound lightweight limit.

Green didn’t express much disappointment with the fight, acknowledging that he entered a matchup with little time to prepare.

“This is what happens when you try to throw these things together so fast,” said Green afterward.

Bout 10: Misha Cirkunov (15-7) vs. Wellington Turman (17-5) (Middleweight)

Turman Puts Sudden End To Fight Against Cirkunov With Armbar

Slick grappling skills from Wellington Turman secured him a sudden victory in the co-main event, submitting Misha Cirkunov in the second minute with an armbar.

Turman was able to get the armbar submission while on his back with Cirkunov in full guard. Cirkunov tapped almost immediately after the hold was applied.

Cirkunov had a solid start to the fight, landing a fair amount of ground and pound in the first round.

Turman now has two consecutive wins, which is the longest winning streak he has attained in the UFC. His promotional record is now an even three wins and three losses.

The loss put Cirkunov on a three-fight losing streak for the first time in his career. He lost twice last year, getting beat by Ryan Spann and Krzysztof Jotko.

Bout 9: Priscila Cachoeira (10-4) vs. Kim Ji-yeon (9-4-2) (Flyweight)

Cachoeira Survives Past Tough Third Round To Take Decision Win

Priscila Cachoeira prevailed in a striking battle turned brawl, defeating Kim Ji-yeon in a unanimous decision result (29-28, 29-28 & 29-28).

The first and second rounds of the fight saw Cachoeira and Kim engage in a close boxing exchange. Cachoeira advanced with shots, although Kim landed a large number of punches as a counter.

While it looked as it Cachoeira scored with the more impactful blows, Kim landed a much higher volume of shots.

Kim capitalized on a fatigued Cachoeira early in the third round, charging forward with a constant pace of punches that rocked her and did damage to her.

Cachoeira seemingly got a second wind of momentum late in the final round, beginning to press forward with elbows to the head. These shots cut Kim open, causing a bloody remaining few minutes of the fight.

Cachoeira took a loss in her previous fight, suffering a rear naked choke submission to Gillian Robertson. This fight had controversy, as Cachoeira seemingly attempted to gouge the eyes of Robertson during the finishing sequence. Cachoeira has denied that she intended to do so.

Kim is now on a three-fight losing streak. Her previous fights came against Molly McCann and Alexa Grasso.

Bout 8: Arman Tsarukyan (17-2) vs. Joel Alvarez (19-2) (Lightweight)

Tsarukyan Keeps Streak Alive With Finish Over Alvarez

Brutal ground and pound from Arman Tsarukyan kept his winning streak alive on Saturday night, stopping fellow rising contender Joel Alvarez in the second round.

Tsarukyan hurt Alvarez in the first round, ending the fight a round later.

Alvarez started to bleed profusely late in the first round, as ground and pound strikes from Tsarukyan cut him open. This significant amount of bleeding was slowed after the first round, although it picked back up in the second round when the fight resumed.

After getting Alvarez back to the ground again a round later, Tsarukyan finished the fight with more punches.

Tsarukyan has now won five consecutive fights since 2019. He scored two wins in 2021, defeating Matt Frevola and Christos Giagos.

Alvarez had won four consecutive victories before Saturday.

Bout 7: Gregory Rodrigues (11-3) vs. Armen Petrosyan (6-1) (Middleweight)

Petrosyan Scores Big UFC Debut Win Against Rodrigues

Armen Petrosyan won his UFC debut to open the main card, securing a close split decision victory over Gregory Rodrigues (29-28 Petrosyan, 29-28 Rodrigues & 30-27 Petrosyan).

Petrosyan took the win after a back-and-forth battle on the feet that saw both fighters rocked at times. The momentum swung numerous times in the fight, as the

Petrosyan started to bleed significantly in the third round due to strikes. Rodrigues was able to get the fight to the ground in the final round, something that he rarely did in other frames.

Petrosyan secured a UFC contract last year with a first-round stoppage win on “Dana White’s Contender Series.” He now has seven wins through eight pro fights.

Rodrigues had won his two previous UFC bouts. This included a comeback victory he earned over Park Jun-yong in October 2021.

Bout 6: Ignacio Bahamondes (12-4) vs. Rongzhu (19-4) (Lightweight)

Bahamondes Submits Rongzhu Late

Ignacio Bahamondes had another strong UFC showing on Saturday night, submitting Rongzhu in the third round to end a dominant performance.

Bahamondes secured a choke on Rongzhu after stuffing a takedown in the final round, causing the fight to come to an end eventually.

Bahamondes had shut Rongzhu out on the feet earlier in the fight, out-landing him in striking exchanges.

Bahamondes has now won two consecutive fights. His previous fight was also a one-sided performance, stopping Roosevelt Roberts in the third round of a fight last year.

Rongzhu won his UFC debut last year, stopping Brandon Jenkins with strikes.

Rongzhu missed weight for the fight, coming in four pounds over the limit on Friday.

Bout 5: Josiane Nunes (8-1) vs. Ramona Pascual (6-2) (Featherweight)

Nunes Gets Decision Nod Over Tough Pascual

Josiane Nunes had a one-sided performance against a tough Ramona Pascual, defeating her via unanimous decision after three rounds of striking (30-27, 30-27 & 30-26).

The punches from Nunes put Pascual in trouble throughout the fight. She was able to score two knockdowns in the opening round with her left hand. A round later, Pascual was dropped hard again by a combination of punches and was nearly finished.

Pascual suffered massive swelling around her right eye, but this injury never threatened the end of the fight.

Nunes won her UFC debut in her previous appearance, stopping Bea Malecki with strikes in August 2021.

Pascual took the fight on short notice, stepping in after scoring an Invicta FC win just last month.

Bout 4: Terrance McKinney (11-3) vs. Fares Ziam (12-3) (Lightweight)

McKinney Secures Another Quick Win, Submits Ziam

Terrance McKinney scored another quick win in his second UFC appearance, submitting Fares Ziam in the first round with a rear naked choke.

McKinney got the fight to the ground in the opening minute. After a short grappling battle with Ziam, McKinney was able to take the back of Ziam for the choke.

McKinney has now won five consecutive fights within a round. This includes his seven-second UFC debut win last year, stopping Matt Frevola in June 2021.

McKinney offered “prayers for Ukraine” in his post-fight interview. This message comes due to Ukraine being attacked and invaded by Russia over the past week.

Ziam entered Saturday on a two-fight winning streak, with both victories coming via decision.

A fight between these lightweights was first set for November 2021 but was later moved to this card instead.

Bout 3: Alejandro Perez (22-8-1) vs. Jonathan Martinez (14-4) (Featherweight)

Martinez Out-Lands Perez For Decision Victory

Jonathan Martinez landed the better shots in a stand-up battle against Alejandro Perez, securing him a unanimous decision at the end (29-28, 29-28 & 29-28).

Martinez had a higher volume of shots throughout the fight, also throwing a wider variety of strikes. He secured his decision victory with an especially controlling final round, showing more aggression and coming forward with sharp strikes.

Perez had short blasts of momentum at times in the fight. His best moment in the fight came in the closing seconds of the first round, as he was able to drop Martinez with a combination of punches.

Perez made his return last year, submitting Johnny Eduardo via armbar. The fight was his first appearance since 2019.

Martinez took a win in his previous fight, defeating short-notice opponent Zviad Lazishvili with strikes in October 2021.

Bout 2: Ramiz Brahimaj (9-4) vs. Michael Gillmore (6-4) (Welterweight)

Brahimaj Secures Quick Submission Against ‘TUF’ Alum Gillmore

Ramiz Brahimaj spoiled the UFC welterweight debut of Michael Gillmore, submitting him in the first round via rear naked choke.

Brahimaj took Gillmore down in the opening minute of the bout. He then pursued a rear naked choke, eventually securing the submission after some resistance. A tap came in the third minute of the competition.

Gillmore, a former contestant on “The Ultimate Fighter,” lost his UFC debut up at middleweight last year against Andre Petroski.

The victory on Saturday put Brahimaj back into the win column after losing last month to veteran Court McGee.

Bout 1: Victor Altamirano (10-1) vs. Carlos Hernandez (7-1) (Flyweight)

Hernandez Takes Close Decision Over Altamirano In UFC Debut

Carlos Hernandez won his UFC debut in a tough battle against Victor Altamirano, defeating him via split decision with scattered scorecards from the judges (29-28 Altamirano, 30-27 Hernandez & 29-28 Hernandez).

Hernandez’s victory came from a tough three-round battle that saw both fighters compete at a high-pace striking showcase. Both fighters would periodically explode forward with combinations of shots. The fight hit the ground at times, although it was mostly on the feet.

The flyweights joined the UFC roster after winning on the most recent season of “Dana White’s Contender Series.” They had similar outcomes on the show, both winning via split decision.

Altamirano, a former LFA Flyweight Champion, now has two losses on his pro record.

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