On Saturday, Dec. 5, the UFC hosted its 19th broadcast on ESPN from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The event once again featured no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the night’s main event, middleweights Jack Hermansson and Marvin Vettori collided. Hermansson was originally slated to face Kevin Holland, but a positive COVID-19 test forced the Italian Vettori into the main event spotlight.
The co-main event pitred former interim light heavyweight title challenger Ovince Saint Preux against Jamahal Hill.
The event kicked off with a preliminary-card stream on ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET. The night’s main card followed at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and ESPN 2.
Marvin Vettori def. Jack Hermansson by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-45)
Jamahal Hill def. Ovince Saint Preux by TKO (punches). Round 2, 3:37
Gabriel Benítez def. Justin Jaynes by TKO (knee). Round 1, 4:06
Roman Dolidze def. John Allan by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Jordan Leavitt def. Matt Wiman by knockout (slam). Round 1, 0:22
Louis Smolka def. Jose Alberto Quiñonez by TKO (ground and pound). Round 2, 2:15
Ilia Topuria def. Damon Jackson by knockout (punch). Round 1, 2:38
Jake Collier def. Gian Villante by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
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