UFC Vegas 61 takes place tonight from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, and MMA News has you covered with all the results and highlights!
In the main event, #5-ranked women’s strawweight Mackenzie Dern will face Xiaonan Yan (15-3). While in the co-main, Jamaica’s Randy “Rude Boy” Brown will attempt to make it four wins in a row against 44-year-old veteran Francisco Trinaldo. And in our Sleeper Scrap of the Week, we will see Mike Davis face Viacheslav Borshchev.
The preliminary card begins at 4:00 PM ET and the main card at 7:00 PM ET. All fighters successfully made weight, however there was one fight cancellation. Illness has forced Jessica Penne to pull out of her bout with Tabatha Ricci.
Make sure to follow all the UFC Vegas 61 highlights and results as they happen below!
Preliminary Card Highlights
Guido Cannetti def. Randy Costa
In this bantamweight bout, Guido Cannetti took just over a minute to submit Randy Costa with a rear-naked choke. Catch the finish below.
Chelsea Chandler def. Julija Stoliarenko
Chelsea Chandler made a statement on her UFC debut by earning a first-round TKO win over Julija Stoliarenko in their 140-lbs catchweight bout. Catch the finish below.
Brendan Allen def. Krzysztof Jotko
In this middleweight bout, Brendan Allen got it done in the first round with a rear-naked choke of Krzysztof Jotko. Catch the finish below.
Joaquim Silva def. Jesse Ronson
In this lightweight bout, Joaquim Silva landed a savage flying knee to TKO Jesse Ronson in the second round. Catch the finish below.
Daniel Santos def. John Castaneda
In this 140-lbs catchweight bout, Daniel Santos earned a KO win over John Castaneda. Catch the finish below.
Main Card Highlights
Mike Davis def. Viacheslav Borshchev
In this lightweight bout, Mike Davis earned a dominant unanimous decision against Viacheslav Borshchev.
In round one, Davis took Borshchev down multiple times with ease, eventually assuming full mount and raining down brutal ground and pound. Round two saw Davis get Borshchev to the mat with ease yet again and keep him there for much of the round.
In round three, Borshchev landed a huge strike that severely damaged Davis’ right eye, but the American got the fight to the ground and rounded out a lopsided victory. Catch the decision below.
Sodiq Yusuff def. Don Shainis
Sodiq Yusuff took all of 30 seconds to submit Don Shainis with a guillotine choke in their featherweight bout. Catch the finish below.
Raoni Barcelos def. Trevin Jones
Raoni Barcelos earned a one-sided unanimous decision against Trevin Jones in this bantamweight bout.
Round one saw Barcelos get the takedown and dominate from on top, but inflict little damage. In round two, Barcelos continued to dominate, landing a huge right that sent Jones to the canvas. In round three, Barcelos outmatched Jones in all areas, landing a variety of strikes and dominating on the ground. Catch the decision below.
Main Card (7:00 PM ET, 4:00 PM PT, ESPN+)
Main Event – Women’s Strawweight Main Event: Mackenzie Dern vs Yan Xiaonan
Co-Main Event – Welterweight Bout: Randy Brown vs Francisco Trinaldo
Light Heavyweight Bout: Max Grishin vs Phillipe Lins
Bantamweight Bout: Raoni Barcelos def. Trevin Jones via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27×2)
Featherweight Bout: Sodiq Yusuff def. Don Shainis via submission: R1, 0.30
Lightweight Bout: Mike Davis def. Viacheslav Borshchev via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26×2)
Preliminary Card (4:00 PM ET, 1:00 PM PT, ESPN+)
Catchweight (140-lbs) Bout: Daniel Santos def. John Castaneda via KO: R2, 4.28
Heavyweight Bout: Ilir Latifi def. Aleksei Oleinik via unanimous decision (30-27×3)
Lightweight Bout: Joaquim Silva def. Jesse Ronson via TKO: R2, 3.08
Middleweight Bout: Brendan Allen def. Krzysztof Jotko via submission: R1, 4.17
Women’s Catchweight (140-lbs) Bout: Chelsea Chandler def. Julija Stoliarenko via TKO: R1, 4.15
Bantamweight Bout: Guido Cannetti def. Randy Costa via submission: R1: 1.04