On Saturday, May 30, the UFC touched down at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas for its ninth broadcast on ESPN. The event once again featured no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the night’s main event, former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley returned to the Octagon to square off with red-hot Brazilian Gilbert Burns. Woodley had been out of action since dropping his belt to current champion Kamaru Usman last March. The Missouri native had held the belt for nearly three years prior to the defeat. Burns, meanwhile, entered the cage having won five straight and seven of his last eight. He most recently dispatched of two-time title challenger Demian Maia in March.

The event kicked off with six fights airing live on ESPN at 6 p.m. ET. The five-fight main card followed at 9 p.m. ET, also on ESPN.

Gilbert Burns def. Tyron Woodley by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-44)
Augusto Sakai def. Blagoy Ivanov by split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Billy Quarantillo def. Spike Carlyle by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Roosevelt Roberts def. Brok Weaver by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:26
Mackenzie Dern def. Hannah Cifers by submission (kneebar). Round 1, 2:36
Katlyn Chookagian def. Antonina Shevchenko by unanimous decision (30-25 x3)
Daniel Rodriguez def. Gabriel Green by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jamahal Hill def. Klidson Abreu by TKO (knee and punches). Round 1, 1:51
Brandon Royval def. Tim Elliott by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 2, 3:18
Casey Kenney def. Louis Smolka by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 3:03
Chris Gutierrez def. Vince Morales by TKO (leg kicks). Round 2, 4:27

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