On Saturday, Sept. 5, the UFC returned to the Apex in Las Vegas for its 34th event on ESPN+. The event once again featured no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the night’s main event, former title challenger Alistair Overeem clashed with hard-hitting Brazilian Augusto Sakai. The veteran Overeem bounced back from a last-second loss to Jairzinho Rozenstruik in late 2019 to stop Walt Harris in May. Sakai eked past Blagoy Ivanov in his last outing, which also came in May.

The event aired live on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET.


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FULL RESULTS
Alistair Overeem def. Augusto Sakai by TKO (strikes). Round 5, 0:26
Ovince Saint Preux def. Alonzo Menifield by knockout (punch). Round 2, 4:07
Michel Pereira def. Zelim Imadaev by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 4:39
André Muniz def. Bartosz Fabiński by submission (armbar). Round 1, 2:42
Brian Kelleher def. Ray Rodriguez by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 0:39
Viviane Araujo def. Montana De La Rosa by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Hunter Azure def. Cole Smith by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

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Bryan Henderson became a fan of MMA in the late '90s when he happened upon the early UFC events on VHS at a local video rental store. He started writing about the sport on his Sporting News member blog in 2007 before becoming an official staff writer for Sporting News' "The Rumble" MMA/boxing blog. He went on to become a staff writer and the Features Manager for MMA DieHards before moving on to The MMA Corner, where he assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief. Bryan left The MMA Corner in 2014 and founded Combat Press along with two of his colleagues. In addition to covering mixed martial arts, Bryan also operated the Modified Mind body modification e-zine website for more than a decade.

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