UFC Vegas 22 live stream results and play-by-play updates are right here for the Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland-led mixed martial arts (MMA) event this Sat. night (March 20, 2021) inside the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, one that was supposed to feature the lightweight collision between veteran bruiser Gregor Gillespie and 155-pound “Quake” Brad Riddell before COVID-19 struck (details). In addition, Cheyanne Buys returns to strawweight action against Montserrat Ruiz while Gustavo Lopez and Adrian Yanez hook ‘em up at 135 pounds.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Vegas 22 fight card below, starting with the ESPN2/ESPN+ preliminary card bouts at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN/ESPN+ main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
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UFC VEGAS 22 QUICK RESULTS:
Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland — Brunson def. Holland by unanimous decision (49-45, 49-46 x2) — HIGHLIGHTS
Max Griffin vs. Song Kenan — Griffin def. Song by KO (punches) at 2:20 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Cheyanne Buys vs. Montserrat Ruiz — Ruiz def. Buys by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 29-27)
Adrian Yanez vs. Gustavo Lopez — Yanez def. Lopez by TKO (punch) at 0:27 of Round Three — HIGHLIGHTS
Tai Tuivasa vs. Harry Hunsucker — Tuivasa def. Hunsucker by TKO (punches) at 0:49 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Macy Chiasson vs. Marion Reneau — Chiasson def. Reneau by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Grant Dawson vs. Leonardo Santos — Dawson def. Santos by KO (punches) at 4:59 of Round Three — HIGHLIGHTS
Roman Dolidze vs. Trevin Giles — Giles def. Dolidze by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Montel Jackson vs. Jesse Strader — Jackson def. Strader by TKO (punches) at 1:58 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
J.P. Buys vs. Bruno Silva — Silva def. Buys by TKO (punches) at 2:56 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
UFC VEGAS 22 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
185 lbs.: Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland
Round 1: Brunson tries a body kick. Front kick from Holland in return, 1-2 falls short. He slips, pops back up, and gets decked by a left hand that sends him to the mat. He manages to close his guard. Solid ground-and-pound from Brunson. Two minutes in. Holland mostly keeping his guard closed as Brunson tries to land the occasional shot. Two minutes to go.
More of the same. One minute to go. Nice elbows by Brunson. Holland pops up at the bell. 10-8 Brunson.
Round 2: Holland tries an early combination, lands a sharp left hand. Low kick lands. Brunson ties up, lands a knee inside as Holland continues to talk. They separate a minute in. 1-2 from Holland, then another that stings Brunson. Brunson slugs with him, lands a good right, gets rocked by another left. Holland somehow manages to stay on his feet as Brunson hunts a single-leg, but ultimately gets dragged down into half guard. Now mount. Holland tries to roll free two minutes in. Brunson lands on top in half guard, hunts an arm triangle. Now to side control with two minutes to go.
Brunson still squeezing, Holland surviving. Holland manages to roll back to his feet. Brunson ducks a right hand for another takedown into guard. One minute to go. Brunson with some short blows. 10-9 Brunson.
Round 3: Counter right from Holland to start. Another straight right and Brunson responds with a takedown. Holland looks for an armbar, nothing there. One minute in. Back down into closed guard. Two minutes in. Holland throwing elbows from his back. Brunson looking labored from the top. Two minutes to go.
More short punches from Brunson. One minute to go. More of the same. 10-9 Brunson.
Round 4: Low kick from Holland. Combination lands for him and Brunson ties up for a moment. Right hand from Holland in return. Another clinch, short lefts by Brunson. More good clinch shots. He shoots, avoids a kimura to land on top in side control. Holland turns to his knees and stands. Inside trip puts Brunson back on top in guard. Two minutes in. Tired punches. Nice elbow. Two minutes to go.
Holland rolls for an armbar, misses it with a minute to go. Back to his feet, pressed against the fence. 10-9 Brunson.
Round 5: Holland tries a front kick to start. Brunson left hand, front kick attempt. Body kick lands. He ties up a minute in. Trading short shots in the clinch. Inside trip from Holland puts him on top guard. Two minutes in. Brunson holding on from his back. Body punches from Holland. Slam attempt. Two minutes to go.
Holland lands a couple heavy right hands before separating. Brunson responds with a double-leg into guard. He chips away, then lets Holland up in the waning seconds. 10-9 Holland.
Final result: Brunson def. Holland by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Max Griffin vs. Song Kenan
Round 1: Griffin comes out throwing. Song sending out kicks in return, lands a stiff jab and takes a glancing head kick. Jab exchange. Good flurry by Griffin into a level change. One minute in. Song turns and separates. Calf kick from Griffin seems to bother Song. Jab lands in return. 1-2, body kicks from Song. Griffin responds with a right cross that knocks Song back, then a 1-2 that puts him to sleep.
Final result: Griffin def. Song by KO (punches)
115 lbs.: Cheyanne Buys vs. Montserrat Ruiz
Round 1: Early combos from Buys as Ruiz storms forward. She puts Buys against the fence. Buys lands a knee, falls victim to the head-and-arm throw. Short left hands from Ruiz. One minute in. Ruiz still holding onto the headlock. Two minutes in. Ruiz looks for a kesa gatame squeeze for a second. Two minutes to go.
Ruiz continuing to squeeze and land short left hands. One minute to go. Buys pops her head out and takes the back at the bell. 10-9 Ruiz.
Round 2: Ruiz tries to tie up and eats a lengthy combination. Both whiff in an exchange. Counter right lands for Buys. One minute in. Ruiz muscles her to the fence once again. Looking for the head-and-arm throw, can’t get it, tries again and Buys tries to take her back. Two minutes in. Ruiz again clamping into the headlock and chipping away with lefts. Two minutes to go.
Ruiz looks for a scarfhold arm lock, loses position. She does the exact same head-and-arm throw again. One minute to go. Buys manages to slip out and get on top, then strike from mount. 10-9 Ruiz.
Round 3: Early right hand from Buys. She tries to wave Ruiz on, then fires a body kick. They trade in the center. One minute in. More exchanges. Body kick from Buys. Two minutes in. Knee from Buys inside. Straight right. Another on the counter. Ruiz tries to clinch, puts her on the fence again. Another head-and-arm throw by Ruiz. Two minutes to go.
Exact same position as earlier. Now Buys slips out and looks for the back. She attempts a calf slicer, ends up on her back with a minute to go. Buys tries to slug off her back and they appear to hit each other at the bell. 10-9 Buys.
Final result: Ruiz def. Buys by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Gustavo Lopez vs. Adrian Yanez
Round 1: Jab from Yanez early on. Left hook from Lopez in the center, clean jab. They trade in the center. One minute in. Counter 2-3 lands for Yanez, then a low kick. Lopez the more mobile of the two so far, lands his own leg kick. Two minutes in. Clean counter right by Yanez. Another straight right. Left hook exchange. Two minutes to go.
Both land heavy right hands. Jab from Yanez. He tries a snap kick, lands a hard 3-2. Body kick. Another counter three-piece with a minute to go. Lead hook by Lopez. Left hand from Yanez buzzes Lopez and he follows up with a combination. Head kick to 2-3. Lopez comes back with a body kick. 10-9 Yanez.
Round 2: Yanez tries a 3-2, eats a straight right. Body kick strays low. Head kick attempt, then an aborted flying knee. One minute in. Counter 1-2 catches Lopez coming in. Then another. Yanez check hook, then two big rights that send Lopez to the mat. Lopez tries to shoot in response, can’t get it, nearly eats a flying knee. Two minutes in. Yanez staying patient. Snap kick to the body. Two minutes to go.
Low kick lands for Lopez after a lull. Yanez with a glancing head kick. One minute to go. Lopez body kick, Yanez 3-2. 1-2. Sending out kicks. Lopez hesitant to commit. Counter body kick and jab from Yanez. 10-9 Yanez.
Round 3: Yanez sends out a 1-2, and when Lopez tries to respond, Yanez meets him with a vicious right that sends him to his knees.
Final result: Yanez def. Lopez by TKO (punch)
265 lbs.: Tai Tuivasa vs. Harry Hunsucker
Round 1: Low kicks from Tuivasa, who eats a big 3-2 in return. Hunsucker’s lead calf is already buckling and Tuivasa follows up with heavy right hands to send Hunsucker to the mat. A few more shots and there we go.
Final result: Tuivasa def. Hunsucker by TKO (punches)
135 lbs.: Macy Chiasson vs. Marion Reneau
Round 1: Tentative start to the round from both women. Counter hook lands for Chiasson. Reneau low kicks. One minute in. Body kick and leg kick. Another leg kick. Two minutes in. Chiasson with a counter 1-2. Nice straight right by Reneau in return. Two minutes to go.
Nice combo by Reneau. Chiasson body kick. Trading kicks. Reneau leg kick. Chiasson 1-2. One minute to go. They trade body kicks. Short uppercut by Reneau. She puts Chiasson on the fence, ducks a left hand to grab a rear waist lock. Right hands. 10-9 Reneau.
Round 2: Chiasson pressing forward early, walks into a right hand and hurts Reneau with a left hook. Chiasson pursues, ties up against the fence. Moving around the cage. One minute in. Trading knees. Hard knee exchange. Elbow and punches by Chiasson after getting a bit of space two minutes in. Continuing to grind against the fence. Reneau reverses position, eats a body kick on the break that appears to hurt her. They trade hard punches with two minutes to go.
Straight right from Reneau met by a straight left. Reneau’s nose is in real bad shape. Hard exchange in the center. Double hooks from Chiasson. One minute to go. Reneau shoots under a jab for a takedown into half guard. Chiasson uses a leglock attempt to sweep into guard. Reneau tries an omoplata at the bell. 10-9 Chiasson.
Round 3: Early slip from Chiasson. They trade power hands. Reneau combo goes wide. Low kick connects, eats a left hook in return. One minute in. Reneau shoots, grabs a rear waist lock. Chiasson manages to turn and crack her with a left hand on the break. They trade power hands again. Two minutes in. Lead right by Reneau, who puts her on the fence. Reneau puts her on the fence, eats a knee. Hard right hands by Chiasson. Two minutes to go.
Reneau pulls Chiasson down into guard. She tries a guillotine on the way up, can’t get it. Big exchange on the break. Knees from Chiasson, then an outside trip into guard. One minute to go. Couple short lefts by Chiasson. 10-9 Chiasson.
Final result: Chiasson def. Reneau by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Grant Dawson vs. Leonardo Santos
Round 1: Low kicks from Santos to start. Dawson tries a head kick, avoids a right hand and tries to shoot from too far out. Body kick, 1-2 from Santos. One minute in. Dawson tries a body shot, eats another low kick. Overhand right whiffs. Nice counter right by the Brazilian. Overhand right knocks Santos off-balance and Dawson looks to shoot behind it. Two minutes in. He gets the single-leg, grabs a body lock on the way up. Grinding against the fence. Two minutes to go.
Nice hip throw by Santos puts him on top in guard. Dawson scoots to the fence and stands. One minute to go. Dawson trying to change levels. 10-9 Dawson.
Round 2: Tossing out kicks to start. Right cross from Santos. Low kicks. Dawson slowly moving forward, lands a nice body kick. Overhand right and body kick. One minute in. Dawson leg kick, overhand right, body kick. Santos with a knee to the body, then a low blow. Back to trading kicks when they resume. Exchanging in the center. Two minutes in. Low kick by Dawson, body jab from Santos. Santos with an intercepting knee to the body. Dawson hauls him to the fence. Two minutes to go.
Dawson keeping him against the side of the cage. Knee to the body. Ref separates them with a minute to go. Both throw right hands and Santos sprawls on a shot, looking for the back. Dawson makes it up and they trade heat. Wheel kick from Dawson. Close round. 10-9 Dawson.
Round 3: Trading punches to start. Dawson tries to spin, lands an overhand right and body kick. He goes for a single-leg, sprawled on. He takes Santos to the fence a minute in. Dawson finally drags him to the mat, looking for the back. Two minutes in. On top in half guard. Staying heavy. Two minutes to go.
Dawson unable to pass or posture up. One minute to go. Short punches. Santos regains guard in the waning seconds. He tries a leglock, only to get knocked out with hammerfists while his hands are occupied. Wow.
Final result: Dawson def. Santos by TKO (punches)
185 lbs.: Roman Dolidze vs. Trevin Giles
Round 1: Dolidze tries a front kick and leg kick. Hard low kicks. He waves Giles on. Giles tries a head kick. One minute in. Giles lands a jab, takes a finger in the eye that seems mild. More kicks from Dolidze. Giles again tries to go high. Jab lands, eats a leg kick in return. Two minutes in. Hard straight right from Giles. Spinning back fist by Dolidze, then a left hook. Another cracking leg kick. Two minutes to go.
Dolidze tries a head kick, then takes Giles down into guard. Giles scoots to the fence and stands, Dolidze still attached. One minute to go. Knees to the thigh from Dolidze. 10-9 Dolidze.
Round 2: Giles opens with a combination. Hard counter jab and overhand, then another left. One minute in. Dolidze with a body kick, tries to go high. Staring contest for a bit. Good DOlidze body kick. Giles refusing to let his hands go. Two minutes in. There’s a left hook by Giles and they slug it out inside. Dolidze rolls for a leglock, eats some heavy right hands as he tries to adjust. Two minutes to go.
Back fist from Giles as he defends. Big elbows and punches. Stuck in 50/50. Giles gets his knee free and Dolidze ties up on the fence with a minute to go. Giles sits out and lands some big shots, only to get tied up again. Knees from Dolidze to the thigh. 10-9 Giles.
Round 3: Dolidze throws a labored body kick. Low kick lands. Sneaky head kick draws a nod. 2-3 from Giles. He lands a lead right, fights off a takedown a minute in. Dolidze tries a head kick again. Huge straight right buckles Dolidze, who shoots and gets sprawled on. Back to the feet, uppercut from Giles two minutes in. Takedown from Giles as Dolidze tries to roll for a leg. He ends up on top in side control. Giles rolls to his knees. Two minutes to go.
Back to his feet, caught in a front headlock. He rises, grabs a body lock and lands a head kick on the break. One minute to go. Jab from Giles. Hard lead right and he puts Dolidaze on the fence, only to try a takedown and nearly pull Dolidze into mount. Giles tries to roll for a Hail Mary submission. 10-9 Giles.
Final result: Giles def. Dolidze by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Montel Jackson vs. Jesse Strader
Round 1: Hard low kicks from Strader to start. Jackson tries a head kick. Strader body kick, avoids a 1-2 and digs a right downstairs. More low kicks. One minute in. Not much from Jackson so far. They trade knees inside, then Jackson drops him with a right hook on the break. Strader survives and flurries on the way up. Huge left hook and down goes Strader again. Jackson looms over him and slams home some finishers for the stoppage.
Final result: Jackson def. Strader by TKO (punches)
125 lbs.: J.P. Buys vs. Bruno Silva
Round 1: Buys takes a low blow within the first 15 seconds. Silva goes back to the calf kick when they resume, then another. Now a clear thumb in the eye from Silva, who gets a hard warning. Good counter right from Silva. Buys low kick, then a counter right a minute in. He tries a flying kick and gets clipped, landing on the bottom in half guard. Full guard now. Buys tries to invert with butterfly hooks, cannot do so. Two minutes in. Silva avoids a guillotine attempt by passing to half guard. Back to guard. Buys scoots to the fence, makes it to his feet with Silva still attached. Good takedown by Silva, back up. Two minutes to go.
Buys goes for a spinning kimura, can’t get it, manages to reverse position against the fence. Shoulder strikes. Buys tries a head kick on the break with a minute to go. Uppercut lands for Silva, spinning back kick misses. Calf kick connects and he puts Buys on the fence again. Knees to the body. Buys tries an inside trip, gets cracked by a spinning back fist at the bell. 10-9 Silva.
Round 2: Trading kicks to start. Buys slips and ends up on his back in guard. One minute in. Buys manages to stand and separate, eats a calf kick. He tries a flurry, continuing to walk forward. Hard right hand by Silva, who gets clinched. Two minutes in. Elbow by Buys on the break. Silva sends out a hard combo and floors Buys with a right hand. Buys granby rolls out, dropped again with an uppercut. He somehow manages to scramble free and survive, but another big right sends him to the canvas once again for the finish.
Final result: Silva def. Buys by TKO (punches)
135 lbs.: Julia Avila vs. Julija Stoliarenko
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