On Saturday, Aug. 1, the UFC returned to the Apex in Las Vegas for its 31st event on ESPN+. The event once again featured no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the night’s main event, veteran middleweight Derek Brunson collided with undefeated Edmen Shahbazyan. Brunson had bounced back from a loss to current champion Israel Adesanya with a pair of decision victories. The 22-year-old Shahbazyan made his fifth UFC appearance, having scored three straight stoppages.
The co-main event took place in the women’s flyweight division as top contender Joanne Calderwood took on former Invicta FC champion Jennifer Maia.
Maia tapped out Calderwood early, and Brunson upset Shahbazyan with a dominant TKO early in the third round.
Check below for full results.
Jennifer Maia def. Joanne Calderwood by submission (armbar). Round 1, 4:29
Vicente Luque def. Randy Brown by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 4:56
Bobby Green def. Lando Vannata by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Jonathan Martinez def. Frankie Saenz by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 0:57
Nathan Maness def. Johnny Munoz by unanimous decision (29-27 x3)
Jamall Emmers def. Vincent Cachero by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Chris Gutierrez vs. Cody Durden ruled a unanimous draw (28-28 x3)