Former UFC champion TJ Dillashaw scored a split decision victory over Cory Sandhagen in his return to the Octagon Saturday night at UFC Fight Night.
Live on ESPN and ESPN+ from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Dillashaw was able to edge Sandhagen, taking two of the three scorecards and three of the five rounds. He was suspended due to failing a post-fight drug test after a loss to Henry Cejudo.
In the new co-main event, Raulian Paiva earned a majority decision over Kyler Phillips. The planned fight between Aspen Ladd and Macy Chiasson was scrapped after Chiasson suffered a stress fracture in her foot.
Darren Elkins finished Darrick Minner, Maycee Barber topped Miranda Maverick and Adrian Yanez stopped Randy Costa to complete the main card.
On the prelims, Brendan Allen, Nassourdine Imavov, Mickey Gall, Julio Arce, Sijara Eubanks and Diana Belbita all earned victories.
Paiva and Phillips claimed “Fight of the Night” honors with Yanez and Elkins scoring “Performance of the Night” bonuses.
UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw Results
TJ Dillashaw def. Cory Sandhagen via split decision
Raulian Paiva def. Kyler Phillips via majority decision
Darren Elkins def. Darrick Minner via TKO (strikes) at 3:48 of Round 2
Maycee Barber def. Miranda Maverick via split decision
Adrian Yanez def. Randy Costa via TKO (strikes) at 2:11 of Round 2
Brendan Allen def. Punahele Soriano via unanimous decision
Nassourdine Imavov def. Ian Heinisch via TKO (strikes) at 3:09 of Round 2
Mickey Gall def. Jordan Williams via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:57 of Round 1
Julio Arce def. Andre Ewell via TKO (strikes) at 3:45 of Round 2
Sijara Eubanks def. Elise Reed via TKO (strikes) at 3:49 of Round 1
Diana Belbita def. Hannah Goldy via unanimous decision