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UFC Vegas 78 Results: Vicente Luque and Cub Swanson get decision wins

LockerRoom Team
14 August 2023

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LUQUE vs DOS ANJOS also known as UFC Vegas 78 was broadcasted live in Asia on Sunday, August 13, emanating from the iconic UFC APEX arena situated in Las Vegas.

The event was a spectacle of intensity, boasting an astonishing seven first-round finishes out of a total of nine bouts featured on the 13-fight card. The main and co-main attractions of the evening showcased remarkable triumphs, epitomizing the exceptional skills of Vicente Luque and the enduring legacy of Cub Swanson.

Vicente Luque, holder of the #10 welterweight rank, entered the Octagon with an unyielding spirit, pitted against none other than the former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos. The closely contested encounter exhibited a masterclass of skills from both fighters.

The arena witnessed a symphony of striking combinations as Luque and Dos Anjos exchanged blows, showcasing their prowess in the stand-up game. Luque's defensive prowess shone through as he thwarted Dos Anjos' grappling endeavors. As the bout progressed into the fifth and final round, Luque's adept wrestling proved to be the pivotal factor that secured his victory.

In the co-main event of the featherweight division, the revered Hall of Famer Cub Swanson squared off against the ascending knockout artist Hakeem Dawodu. The bout spanned a full three rounds of exhilarating striking action. Dawodu exhibited dominance in the significant strikes department, while Swanson showcased his versatility with moments of success on the canvas. Ultimately, the judges ruled in favor of Swanson, solidifying his triumph in a battle that showcased his seasoned expertise and unwavering determination. You can check the results below.

UFC Vegas 78 Results

AWARDS

  • Performance Of The Night: Marcus McGhee
  • Performance Of The Night: Khalil Rountree, Jr
  • Performance Of The Night: Iasmin Lucindo
  • Performance of The Night: Da'Mon Blackshear

OFFICIAL RESULTS

MAIN EVENT

  • Vicente Luque defeats Rafael Dos Anjos by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)

CO-MAIN EVENT

  • Cub Swanson defeats Hakeem Dawodu by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

MAIN CARD

  • Khalil Rountree Jr. defeats Chris Daukaus by TKO (strikes) at 2:40 of Round 1
  • Iasmin Lucindo defeats Polyana Viana by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:42 of Round 2
  • AJ Dobson defeats Tafon Nchukwi by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Josh Fremd defeats Jamie Pickett by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

PRELIMS

  • Marcus McGhee defeats JP Buys by KO (right hand) at 2:19 of Round 1
  • Terrance McKinney defeats Mike Breeden by TKO (strikes) at 1:25 of Round 1
  • Isaac Dulgarian defeats Francis Marshall by TKO (strikes) at 4:48 of Round 1
  • Martin Buday defeats Josh Parisian by submission (kimura) at 4:11 of Round 1
  • Jaqueline Amorim defeats Montserrat Conejo Ruiz by TKO (strikes) at 3:41 of Round 3
  • Da’Mon Blackshear defeats Jose Johnson by submission (twister) at 3:47 of Round 1
  • Luana Santos defeats Juliana Miller by TKO (strikes) at 3:41 of Round 1

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