On Saturday, Oct. 10, the UFC continued its second lengthy stint on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE, hosting its 37th 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 title challenger Marlon Moraes collided with Colorado’s Cory Sandhagen. The Brazilian Moraes aimed to build off a narrow decision victory over former featherweight king José Aldo in December. Sandhagen, meanwhile, looked to rebound from a first-round submission defeat to No. 1 contender Aljamain Sterling in his last outing.
The event kicked off with a preliminary-card stream on ESPN+ at 5 p.m. ET. The night’s main card followed at 8 p.m. ET, also on ESPN+.
Cory Sandhagen def. Marlon Moraes by TKO (spinning heel kick and punches). Round 2, 1:03
Edson Barboza def. Makwan Amirkhani by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
Marcin Tybura def. Ben Rothwell by unanimous decision (29-27 x3)
Dricus Du Plessis def. Markus Perez by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 3:22
Tom Aspinall def. Alan Baudot by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:35
Ilia Topuria def. Youssef Zalal by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Tom Breese def. KB Bhullar by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:42
Chris Daukaus def. Rodrigo Nascimento by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 0:45
Joaquin Buckley def. Impa Kasanganay by knockout (spinning heel kick). Round 2, 2:03
Tony Kelley def. Ali AlQaisi by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Giga Chikadze def. Omar Morales by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tracy Cortez def. Stephanie Egger by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Tagir Ulanbekov def. Bruno Silva by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
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