Las Vegas, NV - UFC Fight Night: Allen vs Craig, held at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, was a showcase of mixed martial arts prowess and strategic brilliance, culminating in a night full of surprises and memorable moments.
In the much-anticipated main event, No. 9 ranked middleweight Brendan Allen faced off against No. 12 ranked Paul Craig in a high-stakes clash. Both fighters came into the match with impressive records, Allen at 22-5 and Craig at 23-4. In an intense and tactical battle, Brendan Allen defeats Paul Craig by submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:38 of Round 3.
Michael Morales and Jake Matthews went shot-for-shot for 15 minutes in the co-main event on Saturday. Morales defeats Matthews by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
Other highlights of the night included a strawweight bout between No. 9 Luana Pinheiro and No. 10 Amanda Ribas, offering a display of technical mastery and strategic depth. The middleweight matchup between Cesar Almeida and Christian Leroy Duncan, with Almeida being replaced by Denis Tiuliulin due to injury, also drew attention for its intense exchanges and strategic gameplay.
The event was not just about the winners and the losers; it was a celebration of martial arts, showcasing the spirit, determination, and skill of all the fighters. The event left fans eagerly anticipating the next chapter in the UFC saga, as the outcomes of these bouts have set the stage for exciting future matchups and potential rivalries. As the dust settles on this thrilling night in Las Vegas, the UFC continues to prove why it is the pinnacle of mixed martial arts competition.
Here are the detailed event results:
Main Event: Brendan Allen defeats Paul Craig by submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:38 of Round 3
Co-Main Event: Michael Morales defeats Jake Matthews by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Chase Hooper defeats Jordan Leavitt by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:58 of Round 1
Payton Talbott defeats Nick Aguirre by submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:58 of Round 3
Amanda Ribas defeats Luana Pinheiro by TKO (strikes) at 3:53 of Round 3
Myktybek Orolbai defeats Uroš Medić by submission (neck crank) at 4:12 of Round 2
Joanderson Brito defeats Jonathan Pearce by submission (ninja choke) 3:54 of Round 2
Jose Johnson defeats Chad Anheliger by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:49 of Round 3
Christian Leroy Duncan defeats Denis Tiuliulin by TKO (strikes) at 4:24 of Round 2
Mick Parkin defeats Caio Machado by decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jeka Saragih defeats Lucas Alexander by KO (right hand) at 1:31 of Round 1
Ailin Perez defeats Lucie Pudilova by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Trey Ogden and Nikolas Motta ruled a No Contest at 3:11 of Round 3
Rafael Estevam defeats Charles Johnson by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)