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