On Saturday, May 4, the UFC hosted its ninth event on ESPN+ from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
In the night’s main event, TUF 15 runner-up Al Iaquinta took on former title challenger Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a lightweight affair. Iaquinta was last in action in December, besting Kevin Lee in the main event of the promotion’s final card on Fox. Cerrone, meanwhile, successfully returned to 155 pounds at the promotion’s debut event on the ESPN networks, stopping Alexander Hernandez.
The co-main event pitted middleweight Derek Brunson against TUF winner Elias Theodorou.
The 12-fight event kicked off with six preliminary-card bouts streaming live on ESPN+ at 5 p.m. ET. The six-fight main card followed at 8 p.m. ET, also on ESPN+.
Donald Cerrone def. Al Iaquinta by unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-46)
Derek Brunson def. Elias Theodorou by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Shane Burgos def. Cub Swanson by split decision (27-30, 30-27, 29-28)
Merab Dvalishvili def. Brad Katona by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Walt Harris def. Sergey Spivak by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 0:50
Andrew Sanchez def. Marc-André Barriault by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Macy Chiasson def. Sarah Moras by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 2:22
Vince Morales def. Aiemann Zahabi by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Nordine Taleb def. Kyle Prepolec by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Matt Sayles def. Kyle Nelson by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 3, 3:16
Arjan Bhullar def. Juan Adams by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Cole Smith def. Mitch Gagnon by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)