Check out complete UFC results from flyweight contenders Amir Albazi and Kai Kara-France, as they put on a clinic in the main event of UFC Vegas 74 live on ESPN and ESPN+ Saturday night. The two battled from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas over five rounds in the headline bout. The card also featured a featherweight co-main event between Alex Caceres and Daniel Pineda, along with Octagon veteran Jim Miller back in action. Now, let us get to the UFC results.
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UFC Results, Highlights
Amir Albazi slipped past Kai Kara-France and earned a main event victory at UFC Vegas 74 Saturday night. The flyweight contest served as the headline act from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, as both the main and preliminary cards are live on ESPN and streamed live on ESPN+.
Using his skills to the highest degree, Albazi pushed his win streak to six in a row with a split decision win over Kara-France. He is now 17-1 overall and a perfect 5-0 with the UFC, having also scored three finishes with the promotion.
Albazi was able to gain control of the contest with the former interim UFC flyweight contender, earning two of the scorecards. Kara-France suffered his second consecutive loss, as Brandon Moreno also bested him for the interim title last July.
In the co-main event, Alex Caceres claimed a decision victory over Daniel Pineda. Caceres improved to 21-13 and scored his 16th win since joining the UFC all the way back in 2011.
Jim Miller Destroys Jesse Butler, Tim Elliott Wins
Jim Miller had no trouble with late-minute replacement Jesse Butler, as he knocked Butler out in just 23 seconds.
Miller was scheduled to meet Ludovit Klein before Klein was replaced by Jared Gordon. However, earlier in the week, Gordon bowed out and Butler stepped in.
Tim Elliott, a former flyweight title challenger and winner of The Ultimate Fighter, claimed a decision over Victor Altamirano.
Karine Silva submitted Ketlen Souza with a first round Achilles lock and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos earned a split decision over Abubakar Nurmagomedov to complete the main card.
Andrei Arlovski Denied On Prelims
The prelims featured a bantamweight battle between Daniel Santos and Johnny Munoz Jr., with Santos picking up the decision win. Santos was even able to survive being docked a point for an illegal groin strike in the third round.
Former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski was unable to add another win to his resume, as he was finished by Don’Tale Mayes in the second round.
John Castaneda, Muhammad Naimov, Elise Reed, Da’Mon Blackshear and Philipe Lins all picked up prelim wins.
The Octagon heads to Canada and Rogers Arena for UFC 289 on June 10. In the main event, Amanda Nunes defends her women’s bantamweight belt against Irene Aldana. Former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira meets Beneil Dariush in the co-main event.
Other scheduled bouts include Mike Malott vs. Adam Fugitt, Dan Ige vs. Nate Landwehr and Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Eryk Anders. The main card airs live on ESPN+ pay-per-view with prelims on ESPN, ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass.
- Amir Albazi def. Kai Kara-France via split decision
- Alex Caceres def. Daniel Pineda via unanimous decision
- Jim Miller def. Jesse Butler via KO (strike) at :23 of Round 1
- Tim Elliott def. Victor Altamirano via unanimous decision
- Karine Silva def. Ketlen Souza via submission (Achilles lock) at 1:45 of Round 1
- Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Abubakar Nurmagomedov via split decision
- Daniel Santos def. Johnny Munoz Jr. via unanimous decision
- Don’Tale Mayes def. Andrei Arlovski via TKO (strikes) at 3:17 of Round 2
- John Castaneda def. Muin Gafurov via unanimous decision
- Muhammad Naimov def. Jamie Mullarkey via TKO (strikes) at 2:59 of Round 2
- Elise Reed def. Jinh Yu Frey via unanimous decision
- Da’Mon Blackshear def. Luan Lacerda via TKO (strikes) at 3:54 of Round 2
- Philipe Lins def. Maxim Grishn via unanimous decision