The UFC comes to the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, May 4.
In the main event, two veterans of the sport collided as lightweights Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone met Al Iaquinta at 155-pounds. Absolutely incredible fight but it was the New York real-estate agent Iaquinta who would get battered and bloodied throughout the majority of the fight. At the end of the fight, it was Cowboy who would have his hand raised in victory and would celebrate with his infant son at the center of the octagon.
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
— UFC (@ufc) May 5, 2019
A pair of gritty middleweight in Derek Brunson and Elias Theodorou locked horns in hopes to rise towards title contender status. Instead, it was a lackluster fight that saw Theodorou run a great deal, trying to escape the hands of Brunson.
Also, “Hurricane” Shange Burgos got the biggest test of his career as he meets hard-hitting Cub Swanson at 145-pounds. What an absolute war between Burgos and longtime veteran of the sport, Swanson. Incredibly close fight that is ruled a split decision in favor of Burgos.
The event kicked off at 5 p.m. ET and both the preliminary and main cards can be viewed on ESPN+. Get your FREE 7-day trial here.
In the opening bout of the night, UFC newcomer Cole Smith earned his seventh professional win with a unanimous decision over the returning Mitch Gagnon.
UFC Ottawa results below:
ESPN+ Main Card
Donald Cerrone defeated Al Iaquinta via unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-46)
Derek Brunson defeated Elias Theodorou via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Shane Burgos defeated Cub Swanson via split decision (27-30, 30-27, 29-28)
Merab Dvalishvili defeated Brad Katona via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Walt Harris defeated Sergey Spivak via TKO – Round 1, 0:50
Andrew Sanchez defeated Marc-André Barriault via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
ESPN+ Preliminary Card
Macy Chiasson defeated Sarah Moras via TKO – Round 2, 2:22
Vince Morales defeated Aiemann Zahabi via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Nordine Taleb defeated Kyle Prepolec via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Matt Sayles defeated Kyle Nelson via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 3, 3:16
Arjan Bhullar defeated Juan Adams via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Cole Smith defeated Mitch Gagnon via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)