This Saturday night in San Antonio hosted the highly exciting UFC on ESPN 43 event, with the main event featuring a Bantamweight bout between former one-time title challenger Cory Sandhagen and Marlon Vera.
The headliner fight saw Sandhagen on the dominance throughout his 25-minutes of encounter with Vera, as the 5th ranked bantamweight utilized his diverse fighting style to stay ahead of his opponent.
At the end of the five round clash, two out of the three judges scored the fight in favour of “The Sandman”, while the remaining official favoured “Chito”, with the final cards reading 47-48, 50-45, 49-46 for Sandhagen.
The win marked Sandhagen’s second straight win, and the fourth victory in his last six outings in the Octagon. After the fight, the 30-year-old called out Georgian Merab Dvalishvili, currently the first ranked fighter in the 135-pound division.
In the co-main event, former Women’s Bantamweight champion locked horns against Yana Santos (nee Kunitskaya), and won the fight via unanimous decision, making a comeback from her split-decision loss to Ketlen Vieira last May.
UFC San Antonio Full Result:
- Bantamweight Main Event: Cory Sandhagen defeats Marlon Vera by split decision (47-48, 50-45, 49-46
- Women’s Bantamweight: Holly Holm defeats Yana Santos by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)
- Featherweight: Nate Landwehr defeats Austin Lingo by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:11 of Round Two
- Women’s Flyweight: Maycee Barber defeats Andrea Lee by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
- Middleweight: Albert Duraev defeats Chidi Njokuani by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
- Featherweight: Daniel Pineda defeats Tucker Lutz by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:50 of Round Two
- Featherweight: Lucas Alexander defeats Steven Peterson by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
- Welterweight: Trevin Giles defeats Preston Parsons by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Flyweight: C.J. Vergara defeats Daniel Lacerda by TKO (punches and elbows) at 4:04 of Round Two
- Flyweight: Victor Altamirano defeats Vinicius Salvador by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
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