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UFC on ESPN+ 42 Results: Thompson Stifles Neal, Aldo Outworks Vera

On Saturday, Dec. 19, the UFC hosted its 42nd 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, former welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson clashed with fast-rising contender Geoff Neal.

The co-main event featured former featherweight king José Aldo, who battled Marlon Vera in a bantamweight match-up.


The event kicked off with a preliminary-card stream on ESPN+ at 4 p.m. ET. The night’s main card followed at 7 p.m. ET, also on ESPN+.

Stephen Thompson def. Geoff Neal by unanimous decision (50-45 x3)
José Aldo def. Marlon Vera by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Michel Pereira def. Khaos Williams by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Rob Font def. Marlon Moraes by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:47
Marcin Tybura def. Greg Hardy by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:31
Anthony Pettis def. Alex Morono by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Pannie Kianzad def. Sijara Eubanks by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Deron Winn def. Antônio Arroyo by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Taila Santos def. Gillian Robertson by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)
Tafon Nchukwi def. Jamie Pickett by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)
Jimmy Flick def. Cody Durden by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 3:18
Christos Giagos def. Carlton Minus by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-28)