On Saturday, Sept. 19, the UFC returned to the Apex in Las Vegas for its 36th event on ESPN+. The event once again featured no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the night’s main event, a pair of ranked welterweight collided as former interim champion Colby Covington took on former titleholder Tyron Woodley. Covington entered the cage for the first time since a fifth-round knockout defeat to current champion Kamaru Usman in December. Woodley aimed to rebound from a decision loss to No. 1 contender Gilbert Burns in his last outing in May.
Early in the fifth round, Covington scored a TKO, when Woodley injured his rib.
Colby Covington def. Tyron Woodley by TKO (injury). Round 5, 1:19
Donald Cerrone vs. Niko Price ends in majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
Khamzat Chimaev def. Gerald Meerschaert by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:17
Johnny Walker def. Ryan Spann by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 2:43
Mackenzie Dern def. Randa Markos by submission (armbar). Round 1, 3:44
Kevin Holland def. Darren Stewart by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
David Dvorak def. Jordan Espinosa by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Damon Jackson def. Mirsad Bektic by submission (guillotine choke). Round 3, 1:21
Mayra Bueno Silva def. Mara Romero Borella by submission (armbar). Round 1, 2:29
Jessica-Rose Clark def. Sarah Alpar by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 4:21
Darrick Minner def. T.J. Laramie by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 0:52
Randy Costa def. Journey Newson by knockout (head kick). Round 1, 0:41
Andre Ewell def. Irwin Rivera by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Tyson Nam def. Jerome Rivera by TKO (punches), Round 2, 0:34