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UFC on ESPN 16 Results: Holm Cruises Past Aldana, Felipe Bests De Castro

On Saturday, Oct. 3, the UFC returned to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE for its 16th 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 bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm squared off with Mexico’s Irene Aldana. Holm got back in the win column at UFC 246 with a decision victory over Raquel Pennington. Aldana, meanwhile, had won five of her last six, with the lone defeat coming against Pennington.

The event kicked off with a preliminary-card stream on ESPN+ at 7:30 p.m. ET. The night’s main card followed at 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.


Holly Holm def. Irene Aldana by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 50-45)
Carlos Felipe def. Yorgan De Castro by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Germaine de Randamie def. Julianna Pena by technical submission (guillotine choke). Round 3, 3:25
Kyler Phillips def. Cameron Else by TKO (punches). Round 2, 0:44
Dusko Todorovic def. Dequan Townsend by TKO (punches). Round 2, 3:15
Carlos Condit def. Court McGee by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Charles Jourdain vs. Josh Culibao ends in split draw (30-27, 28-29, 28-28)
Nassourdine Imavovv def. Jordan Williams by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Loma Lookboonmee def. Jinh Yu Frey by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Casey Kenney def. Heili Alateng by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)
Luigi Vendramini def. Jessin Ayari by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:12