The UFC is back on Saturday night with a pair of strawweights moving up to flyweight for the UFC Vegas 26 main event.
“Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson will meet Marina Rodriguez at 125-pounds, while Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will take on Alex Morono in the night’s co-main event.
Three fights were removed prior to the card. Ben Rothwell vs. Philipe Lins was scratched after Lins was not medically cleared to compete.
Ryan Benoit vs. Zarrukh Adashev was cancelled after Benoit struggled at weigh-ins and missed the mark by three pounds.
Lastly, Amanda Ribas vs. Angela Hill was removed just hours prior to the event’s start time as Ribas tested positive for COVID. The UFC is currently looking to rebook the fight as soon as possible.
The event takes place May 8 at the UFC Apex. The main card airs on ESPN following prelims on ESPN+.
UFC Vegas 26 results below:
Main card (ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET)
Marina Rodriguez defeated Michelle Waterson via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
Alex Morono defeated Donald Cerrone via TKO – Round 1, 4:40
Neil Magny defeated Geoff Neal via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Marcos Rogerio de Lima defeated Maurice Greene via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Gregor Gillespie defeated Diego Ferreira via TKO – Round 2, 4:51
Phil Hawes defeated Kyle Daukaus via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
Prelims (ESPN+ at 6:30 p.m. ET)
Ludovit Klein vs. Michael Trizano defeated Ludovit Klein via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Jun Yong Park defeated Tafon Nchukwi via majority decision (30-25, 29-26, 28-28)
Carlston Harris defeated Christian Aguilera via technical submission (anaconda choke) – Round 1, 2:52
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