The UFC will hold the UFC Vegas 62 fight card from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, October 15. MyMMANews.com will have your UFC Vegas 62 results below.
In the main event, the #5 women’s flyweight fighter Alexa Grasso will meet the #6 ranked Viviane Araujo to see who climbs inches closer to a title shot at 125-pounds.
The main event for this card was originally supposed to pit top middleweight Jared Cannonier and Sean Strickland against one another, but Strickland fell off the card due to injury. With less than six weeks to go until the card, the UFC decided to elevate the Grasso vs. Araujo fight, which had been slated as the co-main event, into the headlining slot.
Grasso (14-3) is coming off three straight wins over Joanne Wood, Maycee Barber, and Ji Yeon Kim to emerge as a serious contender for UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko. A member of the UFC roster since 2016, Grasso is in the prime of her career right now at 29 years of age, and a win over Araujo might be enough to get her a title shot at 125lbs, or at least a No. 1 contender fight. By all means, this is the biggest fight of her career.
Araujo (11-3) has been in the UFC since 2019 and she’s 5-2 overall in the promotion. In her last fight, she defeated Andrea Lee for arguably the biggest win of her career to date. That win saw her bounce back from a controversial decision loss to Katlyn Chookagian prior to that. At age 35, it will be time for Araujo to challenge for the title if she wins this fight.
UFC Vegas 62 results below:
Main Card (ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET)
Alexa Grasso def. Viviane Araujo via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
- Grasso improves to 15-3, Araujo falls to 11-4
Jonathan Martinez def. Cub Swanson via TKO (leg kicks) at 4:19 of round two
- Martinez improves to 17-4, Swanson falls to 28-13
Dusko Todorovic def. Jordan Wright via TKO (punches) at 3:12 of round two
- Todorovic improves to 12-3, Wright falls to 12-4 (1 NC)
Raphael Assuncao def. Victor Henry via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Assuncao improves to 28-9, Henry falls to 22-6
Alonzo Menifield def. Misha Cirkunov via KO (punches) at 1:28 of round one
- Menifield improves to 13-3, Cirkunov falls to 15-9
Preliminary Card (ESPN+ at 4 p.m. ET)
Mana Martinez def. Brandon Davis via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Martinez improves to 10-3, Davis falls to 14-10
Jacob Malkoun def. Nick Maximov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Malkoun improves to 7-2, Maximov falls to 8-2
Joanderson Brito def. Lucas Alexander via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:02 of round one
- Brito improves to 14-3-1, Alexander falls to 7-3
Piera Rodriguez def. Sam Hughes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Rodriguez improves to 9-0, Hughes falls to 7-5
Tatsuro Taira def. CJ Vergara via submission (armbar) at 4:19 of round two
- Taira improves to 12-0, Vergara falls to 10-4-1
Pete Rodriguez def. Mike Jackson via KO (knee) at 1:33 of round one
- Rodriguez improves to 5-1, Jackson falls to 1-2 (1 NC)
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