UFC Fight Island 5 is live from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The headliner is between two top-ranked bantamweights in #1 Marlon Moraes and #14 Cory Sandhagen. In the co-main event, featherweights Edson Barboza and Makwan Amirkhani will take to the octagon.
There are six fights on the main card, and seven on the preliminary card that start at 5:00 p.m. live on ESPN+.
We’ll be tracking all the results tonight. Below you’ll find the winner, how they secured a victory, and adding gifs and video of exciting moments or stoppages where we can. Follow along throughout the evening!
#1 Marlon Moraes vs. #4 Cory Sandhagen: Bantamweight
Winner: Cory Sandhagen
Winning Method: Cory Sandhagen wins by TKO at 4:00 of the second round.
A spinning backheel for the win! What a move by Sandhagen to win the main event that was mostly in the stand up. With the win it’s likely Sandhagen gets a shot at the 135 lbs. title very soon.
WHAT A KNOCKOUT BY CORY SANDHAGENpic.twitter.com/RolD6xapcg— Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) October 11, 2020
#14 Edson Barboza vs. Makwan Amirkhani: Featherweight
Winner: Edson Barboza
Winning Method: Edson Barboza wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26).
Ben Rothwell vs. Marcin Tybura: Heavyweight
Winner: Marcin Tybura
Winning Method: Marcin Tybura wins by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27).
Markus Perez vs. Dricus Du Plessis: Middleweight
Winner: Dricus Du Plessis
Winning Method: Dricus Du Plessis wins by TKO (punch) at 3:22 of the first round.
Welcome to the UFC, Dricus Du Plessis. He proved himself worthy of the main card debut.
Tom Aspinall vs. Alan Baudot: Heavyweight
Winner: Tom Aspinall
Winning Method: Tom Aspinall wins by TKO (punches) at 1:35 of the first round.
When Baudot didn’t fight back, the referee had no choice but to step in here.
Youssef Zalal vs. Ilia Topuria: Featherweight
Winner: Ilia Topuria
Winning Method: Ilia Topuria wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Tom Breese vs. KB Bhulla: Middleweight
Winner: Tom Breese
Winning Method: Tom Breese wins by TKO (punches) at 1:46 of the first round.
A simple right hand from the standup got it done, and the rest was just window dressing.
Chris Daukaus vs. Rodrigo Nascimento: Heavyweight
Winner: Chris Daukaus
Winning Method: Chris Daukaus wins by TKO (punches) at :45 of the first round.
It’s a shame this isn’t winning Knockout of The Night, because on most evenings it would be in contention. The active Philadelphia police officer is now 2-0 with two KO’s in the UFC.
Impa Kasanganay vs. Joaquin Buckley: Middleweight
Winner: Joaquin Buckley
Winning Method: Joaquin Buckley wins by knockout (spinning back kick) at 2:03 of the second round.
Oh. My. God. Just write Buckley the check for Knockout of The Night immediately.
Ali Alqaisi vs. Tony Kelley: Bantamweight
Winner: Tony Kelley
Winning Method: Tony Kelley wins by unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 27-30).
Giga Chikadze vs. Omar Morales: Featherweight
Winner: Giga Chikadze
Winning Method: Giga Chikadze wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Tracy Cortez vs. Stephanie Egger: Women’s Bantamweight
Winner: Tracy Cortez
Winning Method: Tracy Cortez wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Bruno Silva: Flyweight
Winner: Tagir Ulanbekov
Winning Method: Tagir Ulanbekov wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
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