In the night’s main event, heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic put his belt on the line against No. 1 contender Francis Ngannou. The pair met previously at UFC 220, with the champion Miocic dominating the Cameroon-born knockout artist. Miocic had since battled Daniel Cormier on three separate occasions, coming out on top in the two most recent bouts. Ngannou would drop a decision to Derrick Lewis after his failed title challenge, but rebounded with four-straight, first-round knockouts to earn a second crack at gold.
The event kicked off with a preliminary-card stream on ESPN+ at 7:30 p.m. ET. The action switched to ESPN for the televised prelims at 8 p.m. ET, with the five-fight main card airing at 10 p.m. ET via ESPN+ pay-per-view.
Francis Ngannou def. Stipe Miocic by knockout (punch). Round 2, 0:52 – for heavyweight title
Vicente Luque def. Tyron Woodley by submission (D’arce choke). Round 1, 3:56
Sean O’Malley def. Thomas Almeida by knockout (punch). Round 3, 3:52
Miranda Maverick def. Gillian Robertson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Jamie Mullarkey def. Khama Worthy by knockout (left hook). Round 1, 0:46
Alonzo Menifield def. Fabio Cherant by submission (Von Flue choke). Round 1, 1:11
Abubakar Nurmagomedov def. Jared Gooden by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Michał Oleksiejczuk def. Modestas Bukauskas by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Omar Morales def. Shane Young by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Marc-André Barriault def. Abu Azaitar by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 4:56
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