The fight card was originally scheduled to headlined by top welterweight contender Leon Edwards and rising up and comer Khamzat Chimaev. The fight fell through after Edwards tested positive for Coronavirus.
In the co-main event, former featherweight champion takes on #15 ranked bantamweight, Marlon Vera. This is a must-win fight for Jose Aldo, who is coming off of a three-fight losing streak. In his last fight, he was knocked out by Petr Yan and prior to that, he lost to Marlon Moraes via decision in his bantamweight debut. On the other hand, Marlon Vera is headed into this fight with oozing confidence. He is coming off of a first-round TKO win over Sean O’Malley at UFC 252 last August.
UFC Vegas 17 Prelims Result:
Lightweight: Christos Giagos (18-8, 3-2 UFC) defeats Carlton Minus (10-3, 0-2 UFC) by unanimous decision
Men’s flyweight: Jimmy Flick (16-5, 1-0 UFC) defeats Cody Durden (11-3-1, 0-1-1 UFC) by first-round submission
Middleweight: Tafon Nchukwi (5-0, 1-0 UFC) defeats Jamie Pickett (11-5, 0-1 UFC) by unanimous decision
Women’s flyweight: Taila Santos (17-1, 2-1 UFC) defeats Gillian Robertson (9-5, 6-3 UFC) via unanimous decision
Catchweight (195 pounds): Deron Winn (7-2, 2-2 UFC) defeats Antonio Arroyo (9-4, 0-2 UFC) by unanimous decision
Women’s bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (15-5, 3-2 UFC) defeats Sijara Eubanks (7-6, 5-4 UFC) via unanimous decision
Welterweight: Anthony Pettis (24-10, 11-9 UFC) defeats Alex Morono (18-7 1 NC, 7-4 1 NC UFC) by unanimous decision
MAIN CARD RESULTS:
Heavyweight: Marcin Tybura (21-6, 8-5 UFC) defeats Greg Hardy (7-3 1 NC, 4-3 1 NC UFC) by second-round TKO
Men’s bantamweight: Rob Font (18-4, 8-3 UFC) defeats Marlon Moraes (23-8-1, 5-4 UFC) via first-round TKO