UFC Fight Night:Rodriguez vs. Waterson Results

UFC Vegas 26 sent down on Saturday night at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Marina Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson fought in the women’s flyweight division as the cards main event. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone took on Alex Morono in the co-main event.

Carlston Harris picked up a quick submission win in the welterweight division on his UFC debut when he defeated Christian Aguilera in round one.

Jun Yong Park took home the win when he beat Tafon Nchukwi by majority decision in the middleweight division.

Gregor Gillespie returned after a long layoff to defeat Diego Ferreira by TKO. The fight itself has some fantastic grappling exchanges and the first round was fought at a ferocious pace. Gillespie outlasted his Brazilian foe with the help of his superior gas tank to force the stoppage in round two. `

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Neil Magny and Geoff Neal battled all the way to the judges scorecards in the 170-pound division with Magney coming out on top.

Alex Morono took out UFC veteran Donald Cerrone in the very first round. Morono, who was a late replacement after the Sanchez fight fell through, rocked Cowboy with a big right hand and followed up with a flurry of punches. Referee Marc Goddard was forced to step in and call a halt to the fight at the end of round one. It was Cerrone’s fifth defeat in a row.

Marina Rodriguez proved to be too strong for Michelle Waterson in their flyweight encounter. Both women fought five hard round and it was Rodriguez who got her hand raised after the judges awarded her a unanimous decision victory.

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Main Card (BT Sports/ESPN+, 8pm ET)

Women’s Flyweight: Marina Rodriguez def. Michelle Waterson via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)


Welterweight: Alex Morono defeated Donald Cerrone via TKO (punches) at 4:40 of round 1


Welterweight: Neil Magny def. Geoff Neal via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)


Heavyweight: Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Maurice Green via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)


Lightweight: Gregor Gillespie def. Diego Ferreira via TKO (punches) at 4:51 of round two


Women’s Strawweight: Amanda Ribas vs. Angela Hill – Fight Off Ribas Positive for Covid


Preliminary Card (BT Sports/ESPN+, 6pm ET)


Middleweight: Phil Hawes def. Kyle Daukaus via decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)


Featherweight: Michael Trizano def. Ludovít by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)


Middleweight: Jun Yong Park def. Tafon Nchukwi via Majority Decision (30-25, 29-26, 28-28)


Welterweight: Carlston Harris def. Christian Aguilera via technical submission (anaconda choke) at 2:52 of round 1

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