Action continues on “Fight Island” as UFC on ESPN 13 kicks off tonight, Wednesday, July 13.
Just four days removed from UFC 251, the promotion returns to the Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
The event is headlined by ranked featherweights Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige. A featherweight matchup between Jimmie Rivera and Cody Stamann will feature as the co-main event.
Kicking off the featured prelims is a light-heavyweight bout between UFC newcomers Modestas Bukauskas and Andreas Michailidis.
A 205-pound champion for Cage Warriors, Bukauskas finished his last six opponents. He most recently defended his strap with a first-round TKO over Riccardo Nosiglia at Cage Warriors 111 this past November.
Michailidis has a knack for finishing his opponents, coming off three-straight first-round TKO victories. In his last outing, he stopped Arymarcel Santos at Global Legion FC 13 in December 2019.
Here is how the light-heavyweight bout between Modestas Bukauskas and Andreas Michailidis went down at UFC on ESPN 13, including round-by-round scoring. For full results of the event, check them out right here.
They meet in the center, Bukauskas works jab early, Michailidis counters with a right leg kick. Both men feeling each other out early. Bukauskas misses on the one-two combination. Bukauskas throws a head kick, blocked by Michailidis. Michailidis lands another leg kick, followed by another. Bukauskas lands a right hand. Bukauskas is showing a clear speed advantage. Michailidis misses with a right cross. Bukauskas eats a right hand. Bukauskas continues to circle. Michailidis shoots for a takedown, has Bukauskas against the cage. Bukauskas lands a series of elbows, and Michailidis is down. Michailidis fails to get to the stool and the referee calls it.
MyMMANews.com scores it 10-9 for Bukauskas
Official result: Modestas Bukauskas def. Andreas Michailidis via TKO at 5:00 in round 1.
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