UFC Vegas 70 returned to the Apex Facility in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb 25th, with 6 bouts set to take place on the main card. Unfortunately the main event was canceled as Nikita Krylov fell ill before the matchup, leaving the co-main event between Andre Muniz and Brendan Allen as the final fight of the night.
Found below are a list of all the results for the night and some post-fight analysis of each match.
Lightweight Result- Peek def. Gonzalez by KO (Punches) at 4:59 of Round One
The main card got underway with a lightweight battle between Erick Gonzalez and Trevor Peek. It was Peek’s debut in the Octagon, in which he came out victorious, chaotically knocking out Gonzalez at the end of round one. 27-year-old Peek, is now 8-0 in his young professional career with all wins coming by way of knockout.
Welterweight Result- Malott def. Lainesse by Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) at 4:15 of Round One
Welterweight prospect Mike Malott kept his 100% finish rate intact when he submitted fellow Canadian fighter Yohan Lainesse in the first round of their fight. Malott improved his MMA record to 9-1-1 and now has nine first round finishes to his name.
Flyweight Result- Suarez def. De La Rosa by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:51 of Round Two
Tatiana Suarez returned to the Octagon after nearly four years of hiatus to submit women’s flyweight veteran Montana De La Rosa via guillotine choke. While there were still some noticeable cobwebs, Suarez was quite dominant in the matchup despite De La Rosa having the weight advantage. Suarez, 32, improved to 6-0 as a member of the UFC roster and looks to be back to being one of the top performers in the sport.
Heavyweight Result- Sakai def. Mayes by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
In the Heavyweight division, UFC Vegas had Augusto Sakai taking on Don’Tale Mayes. The fight went the distance, as Sakai dominated the bout to win via unanimous decision 30-27 across the board.
Sakai had been on a 4-fight skid, which had left his record at 15-5-1 as a professional. Mayes on the other hand had gone 2-0 and one no contest through his most recent three outings.
Middleweight Result- Allen def. Muniz by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:25 of Round Three
In an upset, Brendan Allen was able to submit Andre Muniz through a rear-naked-choke in the third round of his middleweight clash. The win marked Allen’s fourth straight win and now has a career record of 21-5-0. Muniz, ranked 11th amongst middleweight contenders, was unable to get his stand-up game going and ultimately was surprised by a takedown by Allen, which led to his submission.
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