UFC returned to the Apex with UFC Vegas 9 today. The fight night was headlined by the showdown between Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai which proved to be an exciting affair.
Sakai had a slight upper hand in the early rounds of the fight but as the fight progressed further, Overeem started taking control and even showcased some of his grappling skills. Overeem almost got a ground and pound finish in the fourth-round only to see Sakai being saved by the bell. The fight, however, did not last long after this as Overeem got a finish in the opening seconds of the fifth round.
In the co-main event, Ovince Saint Preux got a second-round stoppage win over Alonzo Menifield when Michel Pereira got a submission win over Zelim Imadev on his resume. Andre Muniz and Brian Kelleher secured first-round submission in their respective fights when Viviane Araujo and Hunter Azure secured unanimous decision victories.
The card saw a lot of changes as well. Kevin Natividad pulled out of his fight with Brian Kelleher due to undisclosed reasons when the fight between Thiago Moises and Jalin Turner was canceled after Thiago Moises tested positive for COVID-19.
The fight between Alexander Romanov and Marcos Rogerio de Lima had a similar situation after Roger de Lima tested positive for the virus. Below are the complete results from the event:
UFC Vegas 9 Full Results:
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