UFC Fight Island is live from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The headliner is between two top-ranked women’s bantamweights in #2 Holly Holm and #6 Irene Aldana. In the co-main event, heavyweights Yorgan De Castro and Carlos Felipe will take to the octagon.
There are five fights on the main card, and six on the preliminary card, and two that are considered early prelims. that start at 7:30 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!
Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana: Women’s Bantamweight
Winner: Holly Holm
Winning Method: Holly Holm wins by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-44).
Dominating the #6 fighter in the weight class as she did puts Holm in line for yet another title shot, but can she really give Amanda Nunes a fight? Holm landed 154 significant strikes and five takedowns in 25 minutes. Besides being a DFS dream, she dominated the entire way. Is a rematch with Nunes next for the 39-year-old that is 1-4 in title fights in the UFC?
Yorgan De Castro vs. Carlos Felipe: Heavyweight
Winner: Carlos Felipe
Winning Method: Carlos Felipe wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).
Felipe led on significant strikes 78-48, though was behind on fight control in the standup bout 3:13-1:28. The +205 underdog dominated and won going away.
Germaine de Randamie vs. Julianna Pena: Women’s Bantamweight
Winner: Germaine de Randamie
Winning Method: Germaine de Randamie wins by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:25 of the third round.
Holy moly. Pena goes out like light, and de Randamie quiets anyone that doubted her as a -150 favorite.
Kyler Phillips vs. Cameron Else: Bantamweight
Winner: Kyler Phillips
Winning Method: Kyler Phillips wins by TKO (elbows) at :44 of the second round.
With a little trash talk at the end while taking the back and landing massive blows with his (legal) elbows.
TKO for Kyler Phillips! He got up saying something to Else with his hands behind his back (like Masvidal lmao) pic.twitter.com/gxlElw8kHY— KÏŁŁÄ ČÄM (@FTBeard1) October 4, 2020
Dequan Townsend vs. Dusko Todorovic: Middleweight
Winner: Dusko Todorovic
Winning Method: Dusko Todorovic wins by TKO (punches) at 3:15 of the second round.
Get ‘em down, ground and pound. Full mount and plenty of blows from Todorovic earns the stoppage.
Carlos Condit vs. Court McGee: Welterweight
Winner: Carlos Condit
Winning Method: Carlos Condit wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
No doubt in this one, but a punchers fight for sure. The stats had it closer than the reality, with Condit landing 88 significant strikes to 84 for McGee. But the power and damage behind those blows was the difference.
Charles Jourdain vs. Joshua Culibao: Featherweight
Winner: Split draw
Winning Method: This fight is a split draw (28-28, 28-29, 30-27).
The split draw is the most difficult decision to be on either side of in MMA. It seems judge Ahmed Korchi saw a totally different fight than the other two paid to grade it. Unfortunate, but not the most egregious poor decision we’ve seen in the octagon. It was a close one, but it would be nice if split draws never happen.
Jordan Williams vs. Nassourdine Imavov: Middleweight
Winner: Nassourdine Imavov
Winning Method: Nassourdine Imavov wins by unanimous decision (28, 29-27, 29-27).
Imavov pulls the small upset at +105 with a significant strikes lead of 68-30 and a ground control advantage of 4:51-2:24. He also executed the only takedown of the fight.
Loma Lookboonmee vs. Jinh Yu Frey: Women’s Strawweight
Winner: Loma Lookboonmee
Winning Method: Loma Lookboonmee wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).
Lookboonmee led on significant strikes 80-26, but fell to the bouts only takedown and was behind on ground control 2:34-1:23. An easy decision.
Casey Kenney vs. Alateng Heili: Middleweight
Winner: Casey Kenney
Winning Method: Casey Kenney wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25).
Kenney dominated from pillar to post, outstriking Heili 109-46 and picking up his 15th career win against two defeats
Luigi Vendramini vs. Jessin Ayari: Lightweight
Winner: Luigi Vendramini
Winning Method: Luigi Vendramini wins by TKO (kick) at 1:12 of the first round.
A Performance of The Night contender right from the jump.
Vicious. Relentless. Savage.— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) October 3, 2020
Luigi Vendramini (-114) just got the UFC card started in a big way.
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