UFC Vegas 75 event was headlined by a key middleweight bout between former title challengers Marvin Vettori and Jared Cannonier.
Vettori (19-7-1 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since scoring a decision win over Roman Dolidze at March’s UFC 286 event. ‘The Italian Dream’ had gone 3-2 over his previous five Octagon appearances, suffering decision losses to Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya during that stretch.
Meanwhile, Jared Cannonier (17-6 MMA) entered tonight’s headliner having also gone 3-2 over his last five fights. ‘The Killa Gorilla’ was coming off a split decision victory over Sean Strickland in his most previous effort this past December.
Tonight’s UFC Vegas 75 main event proved to be a coming out party for the 39-year-old Cannonier. After being rocked early in the opening round, ‘The Killa Gorilla’ went to put on the performance of his life for the remainder of the fight. Cannonier set a new significant strikes landed record for middleweight, beating down Vettori for the final four rounds of the contest. ‘The Italian Dream’ showed off his heart and incredible chin but was clearly no match for Jared Cannonier this evening.
Official UFC Vegas 75 Result: Jared Cannonier def. Marvin Vettori by unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 48-46)
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Full results of UFC on ESPN 46 include:
- Jared Cannonier def. Marvin Vettori via unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 48-46)
- Arman Tsarukyan def. Joaquim Silva via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 3:25
- Armen Petrosyan def. Christian Duncan via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Pat Sabatini def. Lucas Almeida via submission (arm triangle) – Round 2, 1:48
- Manuel Torres def. Nikolas Motta via knockout (elbow) – Round 1, 1:50
- Nicolas Dalby def. Muslim Salikhov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 39-28)
- Alessandro Costa def. Jimmy Flick via TKO (elbows) – Round 2, 1:03
- Kyung Ho Kang def. Cristian Quinonez via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:25
- Carlos Hernandez def. Denys Bondar via technical decision (30-37, 30-37, 29-28) – Round 3, 4:59
- Tereza Bleda def. Gabriella Fernandes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Dan Argueta vs. Ronnie Lawrence ruled a no contest (referee error) – Round 1, 2:20
- Modestas Bukauskas def. Zac Pauga via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)