Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to its APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the UFC Vegas 70 mixed martial arts (MMA) event TONIGHT (Sat., Feb. 25, 2023), streaming LIVE on ESPN+.
UFC Vegas 70 will be headlined by the 205-pound showdown between Top 10-ranked light heavyweight contenders Nikita Krylov and Ryan Spann. Before that five-round clash of styles gets underway, Brazilian submission specialist Andre Muniz looks to keep his winning streak alive against rough-and-tumble middleweight bruiser Brendan Allen in UFC Vegas 70’s co-main event. Elsewhere on the card, fan favorite flyweight competitors Montana De La Rosa and Tatiana Suarez hook ‘em up at 125 pounds.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Vegas 70 fight card below, starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” undercard bouts at 4:30 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN+ main card start time at 7:30 p.m. ET. Bet on all the UFC Vegas 70 action with our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook right here.
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Krylov vs. Spann.” Without further delay, see below for the updated UFC Vegas 70 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action).
UFC VEGAS 70 QUICK RESULTS:
Nikita Krylov vs. Ryan Spann — CANCELED!!!
Brendan Allen vs. Andre Muniz — Allen def. Muniz by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:25 of Round Three
Don’Tale Mayes vs. Augusto Sakai — Sakai def. Mayes by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Montana De La Rosa vs. Tatiana Suarez — Suarez def. De La Rosa by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:51 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
Yohan Lainesse vs. Mike Malott — Malott def. Lainesse by submission (arm triangle choke) at 4:15 of Round One
Erick Gonzalez vs. Trevor Peek — Peek def. Gonzalez by KO (punches) at 4:59 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Gabriella Fernandes vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius — Jasudavicius def. Fernandes by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Jordan Leavitt vs. Victor Martinez — Leavitt def. Martinez by TKO (knees and punches) at 2:33 of Round One
Charles Johnson vs. Ode Osbourne — Osbourne def. Johnson by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
Carl Deaton vs. Joe Solecki — Solecki def. Deaton by technical submission (rear naked choke) at 4:55 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
Nurullo Aliev vs. Rafael Alves — Aliev def. Alves by majority decision (29-27 x2, 28-28)
UFC VEGAS 70 LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY:
205 lbs.: Nikita Krylov vs. Ryan Spann
Final result: CANCELED - FULL DETAILS
185 lbs.: Brendan Allen vs. Andre Muniz
Round 1: Both land low kicks to start. Body kick from Muniz, lead right from Allen. Allen runs in with a body kick. One minute in. Quick lead left from Muniz, who gets caught by a hard right hand as he tries to retreat. Quick exchange on the fence. Muniz tries to rush, walks into a right hand, lands a low kick two minutes in. Spinning back kick lands for Muniz, who backs away from a rush. Three-piece from Muniz, low kick from Allen in return. Allen 1-2. Two minutes to go.
There’s a big right hand from Muniz that prompts Allen to fire back. Muniz catches a body kick, can’t use it, lands one in return. Muniz flurries his way into a level change, can’t get the single-leg. One minute to go. Solid body shot from Allen inside. Heavy body kick by Muniz, who pokes Allen’s eye in the process. 1-2 from Allen to the body. Lead right, then another through the guard. Muniz flurries, caps it off with a body kick. Spinning back kick from Allen, who avoids a front kick and tries a Superman punch. 10-9 Muniz.
Round 2: Solid body kick from Allen. 2-1-head kick by Muniz in return, then a low kick as Allen fires punches. Muniz body kick and another hard right hand in combination. Allen tries a spinning back fist a minute in. Counter flurry from Muniz. Jumping knee falls short. Allen fires an oblique kick, lands well on the fence and they slug it out for a moment. Good low kick from Allen. Right hook from Muniz met by a straight right. Muniz shoots and hauls him to the fence two minutes in. Allen manages to roll through and land on top in guard. Two minutes to go.
Good elbow from Allen. Body shots. Muniz just holding him close. Allen moves to half guard, then side control. One minute to go. Allen stays heavy and lands shots until the bell. 10-9 Allen.
Round 3: Muniz tries a spinning back kick. Hard 2-1. Counter flurry. Allen comes back with a low kick and left hook. Muniz overhand a minute in. Solid body shot from Allen and they trade hands. Muniz tries another spinning back kick, lands an oblique kick. Allen slips coming in. Two minutes in. Counter two-piece by Muniz lands clean. Low kick. Long 1-2 lands for Allen and they trade against the fence. Allen catches a body kick and takes him down, landing in side control with two minutes to go.
Full mount for Allen, hunting the arm triangle. He switches to an RNC. One minute to go. It’s getting deeper and there’s the tap.
Final result: Allen def. Muniz by submission (rear naked choke)
265 lbs.: Don’Tale Mayes vs. Augusto Sakai
Round 1: Hard leg kick from Sakai to start. Mayes comes back with a body kick. He’s lighter on his feet than Sakai so far. Sakai tries to wade in with punches, lands another cracking low kick and ties up. Mayes reverses against the fence. One minute in. Knee to the body before they separate. Glancing overhand and teep from Mayes, who eats another huge calf kick and shoots. Sakai sprawls on it and they trade knees to the body before Mayes puts him on the fence. Sakai spins him around with the front headlock two minutes in and cracks him with knees to the head. More knees from Sakai as Mayes defends with one hand. Two minutes to go.
More heavy knees to the head. Mayes finally manages to break his grip and straighten up, though Sakai still has him stuck on the fence. They separate, only Sakai to knock him over with a low kick and look for his back. One minute to go. Mayes rolls to his knees, makes it to his feet. Sakai cracks him with a clinch elbow and they trade inside until the bell. 10-9 Sakai.
Round 2: Sakai wades in with hard punches before tying up again. Mayes reverses with underhooks. Knee on the exit. 1-2 from Mayes, who eats a calf kick in return. Sakai marching though fire to tie up again a minute in. Dirty boxing against the fence. Jockeying for position two minutes in and it’s Mayes doing the pressuring now. Body punches from Mayes, knee from Sakai. Sakai pushes him away with a good knee, gets tied up again. Two minutes to go.
Continuing to whack away at each other in the clinch. Now they separate. Sakai punches his way back inside. Short shots against the fence. One minute to go. More grinding until the bell. 10-9 Sakai.
Round 3: Right back into the clinch. Sakai controls for a bit, then lands a low kick on the break a minute in. Body kick from Mayes, who tries to open up before Sakai ties up again. Knee from Sakai on the exit. Mayes lands a few punches around and through the guard before clinching up two minutes in. Sakai holding onto a front headlock, uses it to reverse against the fence and go back to those nice knees. He muscles Mayes down to his knees and chips away with punches with two minutes to go.
Mayes works his way back to the feet and puts Sakai on the fence. Sakai lands a knee and absorbs a spinning elbow on the exit. He wades in once again, eats a knee, gets stuck against the fence with a minute to go. Again he gets the front headlock, forcing Mayes down to his seat. He lands a few more right hands and a final knee to the tush as Mayes stands. 10-9 Sakai.
Final result: Sakai def. Mayes by unanimous decision
125 lbs.: Montana De La Rosa vs. Tatiana Suarez
Round 1: Early combo from De La Rosa. Suarez ties up and they battle for grips until Suarez hauls her to the fence. De La Rosa initially defends with a front headlock, but ends up in bottom guard a minute in. Trying to get her back against the fence two minutes in. Suarez staying tight, pinning De LA Rosa’s arm behind her back. De La Rosa gives up her back standing and Suarez shows excellent balance to not fall off the top. Knee inside, back in on the hips with two minutes to go.
Suarez holding onto a single-leg as they swat each other with arm punches. Solid knee from Suarez with a minute to go. Suarez transitions to a double-leg, doesn’t commit before the bell. 10-9 Suarez.
Round 2: Suarez tries a side kick, slips, avoids a head kick. She ties up, eats some short uppercuts, then hits a head-and-arm throw into scarf hold. Now side control a minute in. Short shots from Suarez. Looking for a keylock, can’t get it, moves to front headlock when De La Rosa gets to her knees. De LA Rosa makes it up and avoids a whizzer kick before putting her on the fence. They jockey for position in the clinch until Suarez jumps guard on a guillotine, and after a brief struggle, De La Rosa is forced to tap.
Final result: Suarez def. De La Rosa by submission (guillotine choke)
170 lbs.: Yohan Lainesse vs. Mike Malott
Round 1: Both open with kicks. Side kick from Malott. Step-in body kick. They’re staying out of each other’s ranges so far. One minute in. Body kick from Malott, tries to go to the head behind it. Quick right by Lainesse, first meaningful connection of the fight. Two minutes in. Still mostly sitting at range and occasionally half-committing to strikes. Side kick and straight left from Malott. Lainesse charges in and gets tripped into half guard. Two minutes to go.
Lainesse manages to regain guard, holding tight to Malott’s upper body. On to half guard. Potential arm triangle setup with a minute to go. It’s in deep and Malott doesn’t even need to get all the way to side control before Lainesse taps.
Final result: Malott def. Lainesse by submission (arm triangle choke)
155 lbs.: Erick Gonzalez vs. Trevor Peek
Round 1: Peek throws out kicks, misses big on a right hand. Low kick and jab. Low-high 2-3. Gonzalez looking to answer with single shots. One minute in. Peek really loading up, lands a 1-2 and starts teeing off at point blank. Gonzalez answers with a body lock takedown into side control. Peek quickly gets to his feet, Gonzalez still attached. Back down, back up, and they separate. Peek marching in and hurts Gonzalez with a 2-3. Gonzalez again ties up and puts him on the fence before tripping him down two minutes in. Big lift from Gonzalez, good scramble, Gonzalez maintains the body lock. Back down, back up. Gonzalez with another big leift, can’t take the back with two minutes to go.
Peek swats him with punches on the exit. Good 1-2 from Gonzalez, Peek cracks him with another right hand and gets taken down for it, Peek spins from kimura to armbar before standing. They separate with a minute to go. Good right cross from Gonzalez. Peek bangs the body, then knocks him loopy with a left hand. Peek swarming, drops him again, somehow can’t polish him off. Gonzalez manages to tie up, but Peek goes right back to battering him as soon as they separate. Another monster right hand crumples Gonzalez, allowing Peek to put him away just before the bell.
Final result: Peek def. Gonzalez by KO (punches)
125 lbs.: Gabriella Fernandes vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius
Round 1: Fernandes sending out kicks, answers a low kick with a counter left. 1-2 from Fernandes, tries a head kick, lands a leg kick. One minute in. Straight right by Jasudavicius, who eats a body kick in return. Fernandes continuing to circle and throw volume. Hard counter left. 1-2 and she circles away from return fire. Jasudavicius ducks a left hand and puts her on the fence two minutes in. Fernandes framing, trying to swat her with short punches as she defends. Knees from Jasudavicius. Fernandes tries a whizzer kick, but ends up on her back with two minutes to go.
Short punches from Jasudavicius. One minute to go. Side control, looking for the crucifix. 10-9 Jasudavicius.
Round 2: Fernandes throwing hard to start the round. Heavy left hands. Counter right from Jasudavicius catches Fernandes kicking and she puts Fernandes on the fence. Jockeying for position. One minute in. Jasudavicius muscles her down, can’t keep her there. The next attempt is successful, putting her on top in half guard. Two minutes in. Side control. Two minutes to go.
Fernandes seems completely lost off of her back as Jasudavicius gets the crucifix. Dropping elbows. One minute to go. Hard elbows. Fernandes tries to kick hear way before the bell. 10-8 Jasudavicius.
Round 3: Hard left from Fernandes after stopping a takedown. Again. Body kick and low kick. Jasudavicius shoots and hits an easy takedown against the fence. One minute to go. Fernandes holding onto a hopeless guillotine. She’s really squeezing, but she’s on the wrong side. Two minutes in. Jasudavicius moves to side control. Two minutes to go.
Jasudavicius staying heavy as Fernandes strikes off her back and does nothing to stand up. One minute to go. Jasudavicius stands over her, then drops some hard shots on the way down. 10-9 Jasudavicius.
Final result: Jasudavicius def. Fernandes by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Jordan Leavitt vs. Victor Martinez
Round 1: Leavitt tosses out a couple low kicks. Sneaking in body kicks as well. Reactive shot, can’t get it initially, takes Martinez to the fence. One minute in. Knee to the body. Martinez manages to frame and separate, then puts together some solid boxing combos. Leavitt continuing to throw kicks with volume. One of them strays low. Two minutes in. Solid teep by Leavitt, who wraps up the clinch and lands a sharp elbow before slamming home a knee that splits Martinez’s guard and lands flush on the chin. Leavitt pours on the knees until Martinez crumbles and blasts him with punches until the ref intervenes.
Final result: Leavitt def. Martinez by TKO (knees and punches)
130 lbs.: Charles Johnson vs. Ode Osbourne
Round 1: Osbourne firing kicks to start. Johnson tries to answer in kind. Osbourne doing good work attacking the calf. One minute in. Osbourne really chewing up both legs. He catches a head kick and tries to attack Johnson as he stands. Body kick lands for Johnson, who avoids punches but eats another low kick. Two minutes in. Good punch exchange. Osbourne is by far the busier of the two so far, potshotting well. More low kicks piling up. Two minutes to go.
Johnson talking trash, but not offering any return fire as Osbourne whacks away at his legs. Johnson falling short with his punches. Osbourne catches a kick, can’t use it, catches him coming in. Johnson flies in with a slap to the fence, then takes Osbourne down. Looking for the back, landing punches. Osbourne works his way up, eating knees to the thigh. Elbow from Johnson on the exit. Osbourne coming back with volume. Good 1-2s. 10-9 Osbourne.
Round 2: Both men super-mobile to start. Osbourne catches a kick, then has to fight off a shot from Johnson. Johnson’s next kick catches Osbourne in the family jewels. It’s a bad one, and Osbourne takes nearly the full five minutes to recuperate. He does do so, however, and we’re back to the high-speed exchanges. One minute in. Low kicks from Osbourne. Hard knee stomp. Body kicks. Sneaky elbow by Johnson. He’s still throwing a fraction of what Osbourne’s throwing. Osbourne catches catches another kick, then kicks him in the body. Two minutes in. Leaping hook from Johnson, nice elbow inside. Johnson gets the body lock and puts him on the fence. Knees from Johnson. Osbourne changes levels. Two minutes to go.
Osbourne keeping control against the side of the cage. Johnson tries to jump onto his back, ends up on the bottom, scrambles up with a minute to go. Osbourne counters a trip to land his own, they they’re right back on the feet moments later. Johnson tries a flying knee, lands a right hand, eats one in return. Johnson starting to pour it on late and Osbourne might be feeling the pace. 10-9 Osbourne.
Round 3: Johnson piling up kicks to start, eats a hard leg kick, slips on a head kick. Osbourne can’t manage to jump on him. He shoots, denied, takes Johnson to the fence. Johnson reverses a minute in, lands knees to the body. Jockeying for position. Knees to the thigh from Johnson. Good knee to the body by Osbourne. They separate two minutes in. Counter combo by Osbourne. Johnson chasing, falling short with punches. They trade lefts. Osbourne shoots, denied, avoids a guillotine and looks for the back. Two minutes to go.
Johnson slips free and goes back to walking after Osbourne. They both look exhausted. Single-leg by Osbourne puts him on top again. Johnson scoots to the fence and stands with a minute to go. They separate. Osbourne shoots, gets sprawled on. Both men totally spent. Body kicks from both. They end the fight swinging exhausted punches. 10-9 Osbourne.
Final result: Osbourne def. Johnson by split decision
155 lbs.: Carl Deaton vs. Joe Solecki
Round 1: Deaton takes the front foot to start. Counter hook lands for Solecki. Lots of feints and level changes to set up a single-leg attempt. Solid defense from Deaton initially, but Solecki re-shoots and dumps him down with a double-leg a minute in. Deaton bursts to his feet and Solecki immediately latches onto his back. Looking for the standing RNC as Deaton fights the hands. Two minutes in. Now it looks deep after some softening, but Deaton’s got his chin down. Solecki constantly switching sides to attack the choke, so far unable to cinch it up. Two minutes to go.
Solecki still plying backpack as Deaton tries to remove the body triangle. One minute to go. Solecki loses a hook, stays attached against the fence. Now the other one. 10-9 Solecki, not quite enough damage for a 10-8.
Round 2: Deaton commits to a big right hand and gets taken down for it in center cage. Solecki on top in side control, hops back into half guard. One minute in. Deaton holding onto a kimura grip, doesn’t have any body control but is stalling Solecki out for the moment. Solecki pops his arm free and chips away with punches two minutes in. Butter-smooth back take and he’s got the body triangle once again, this time on the mat. Hunting the RNC with two minutes to go.
Solecki trying to soften him up. One minute to go. Deaton fighting the hands well, but Solecki finally manages to get it under the chin and go palm-to-palm. Deaton tries some final desperate punches but passes out mid-swat, giving Solecki the technical submission win.
Final result: Solecki def. Deaton by technical submission (rear naked choke)
155 lbs.: Nurullo Aliev vs. Rafael Alves
Round 1: Alves takes the center and fires a quick pair of left hooks. Hard outside low kick, then a body kick that Aliev catches to slam him to the mat. Alves quickly regains guard and threatens a guillotine as he scoots to the fence. One minute in. Aliev pressuring him against the base of the fence. No ground-and-pound yet as we enter the third minute. Aliev advances to half guard, can’t keep it for long. Two minutes to go.
Aliev still pressuring as opposed to pounding. Alves suddenly yells to the ref that Aliev bit him in the finger, prompting them to pause the bout. Referee confirms that there’s a mark and elects to take a point from Aliev before restarting them on the feet. Aliev shoots, denied, body kick, shoots, denied. One minute to go. Alves continuing to stalk. Aliev blasts in for a long-range double-leg and hauls Alves to the fence. 9-9.
Round 2: Aliev pressing forward now, backing Alves to the fence before shooting in. Alves manages to snatch up the guillotine this time, but Aliev flashes a thumbs-up as he defends a minute in. After some adjustments it looks deeper, but Aliev slowly breaks his grip and settles on top in guard. Two minutes in. Arm punches from Aliev, staying tight. On to half guard, briefly considers an arm triangle. Solid elbow and some left hands behind it. Two minutes to go.
Aliev maintaining half guard and periodically landing punches. Alves regains guard before the bell, still eating arm punches. 10-9 Aliev.
Round 3: Alves catches Aliev coming in with a hard knee, then wraps up the guillotine again as Aliev shoots in. Alves uses it to roll him to mount and settle there a minute in. Playing tight on top as Aliev tries to swat him with arm punches. Looking for the arm triangle, loses it, and Aliev uses the opportunity to sweep into guard two minutes in. Back to pressuring against the base of the fence. Some short punches from half guard with two minutes to go.
Alves manages to get his back against the fence as the ref calls for more action. One minute to go. Now Aliev really goes to work, blasting with punches and elbows and ultimately avoiding a last-second leglock attempt to secure the round and fight. 10-9 Aliev.
Final result: Aliev def. Alves by majority decision
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