The UFC returns to Las Vegas with UFC on ESPN 9, headlined by a welterweight bout between former champion Tyron Woodley and up and comer, Gilbert Burns.
In the opening round, of the opening bout, Factory X Muay Thai prospect Chris Gutierrez immediately attacked the legs of Vince Morales. Bruising and swelling was immediately apparent and Morales was hurt, but not out. Gutierrez continued to chop away at the trunks of Morales, crippling him to the canvas on multiple occasions before referee Jason Herzog called an end to the contest.
In the second fight of the night, Casey Kenney made quick work of UFC veteran Louis Smolka, forcing a tap by way of guillotine just shortly after three minutes into the contest.
Welcome to the UFC Brandon Royval. How impressive was this? Royval submits former UFC flyweight title contender Tim Elliott in the second round by way of arm triangle choke.
Jamahal Hill remains undefeated with a first round TKO victory over Klidson Abreu. Impressive fight for the youngster.
What an incredible performance for former flyweight title contender Katlyn Chookagian who extracts revenge on champion Valentina Shevchenko by completely dominating her sister Antonina, earning a 30-25 decision on all judges’ scorecards.
UFC on ESPN 9 results below:
Main Card (9 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN+)
Gilbert Burns defeated Tyron Woodley via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-44)
Augusto Sakai defeated Blagoy Ivanov via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Billy Quarantillo defeated Spike Carlyle via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Roosevelt Roberts defeated Brok Weaver via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:26
Mackenzie Dern defeated Hannah Cifers via submission (kneebar) – Round 1, 2:36
Preliminary Card (6 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN+)
Katlyn Chookagian defeated Antonina Shevchenko via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)
Daniel Rodriguez defeated Gabriel Green via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jamahal Hill defeated Klidson Abreu via TKO – Round 1, 1:51
Brandon Royval defeated Tim Elliott via submission (arm triangle) – Round 2, 3:18
Casey Kenney defeated Louis Smolka via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 3:03
Chris Gutierrez defeated Vince Morales via TKO – Round 2, 4:27