Cory Sandhagen (R) (Phil Lambert/Combat Press)
UFC on ESPN+ 37 Results: Sandhagen Finishes Moraes, Barboza Cruises Past Amirkhani
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)