UFC Vegas 26: Rodriguez vs Waterson Results And Post Fight Videos
UFC Vegas 26 goes down on Saturday night at the APEX Center. In the main event, top ten strawweights Marina Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson face off in a short notice flyweight encounter.
Rodriguez is coming off a second round TKO win against Amanda Ribas at UFC 257. While Waterson is coming off back-to-back split decisions. A loss to Carla Esparza at UFC 249 and a win against Angela Hill at UFC Vegas 10.
The card was originally set to have Cory Sandhagen vs TJ Dillashaw in the main event, but the former champion suffered a nasty cut on his eyebrow a week ago and was forced out. Diego Sanchez was also set to fight ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, but The Ultimate Fighter season one winner was released from the promotion after he failed to certify that he was medically fit to compete.
Instead, ‘Cowboy’ will face Alex Morono, who agreed to step in on one week’s notice. The UFC Vegas 26 main card also features an exciting top ten welterweight contest between Neil Magny and Geoff Neal, a heavyweight showdown between Maurice Greene and Marcos Rogerio de Lima, a top fifteen matchup between Hill and Ribas, and a catchweight bout between Diego Ferreira and Gregor Gillespie after the Brazilian missed the lightweight limit by 4.5lbs.
UFC Vegas 26: Marina Rodriguez vs. Michelle Waterson Results
Marina Rodriguez defeats Michelle Waterson via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
Alex Morono defeats ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone via first round TKO (4:40)
Neil Magny defeats Geoff Neal via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Marcos Rogerio de Lima defeats Maurice Greene via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Gregor Gillespie defeats Diego Ferreira via second round TKO (4:51)
Angela Hill vs. Amanda Ribas – Cancelled after Ribas tested positive for COVID
Phil Hawes defeats Kyle Daukaus via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
Ben Rothwell vs. Philipe Lins – Cancelled after Lins wasn’t medically cleared to fight
Michael Trizano defeats Ludovit Klein via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Ryan Benoit vs. Zarrukh Adashev – Cancelled after Benoit struggled to stand up weighing in
Jun Yong Park defeats Tafon Nchukwi via unanimous decision (30-25, 29-26, 28-28)
Carlston Harris defeats Christian Aguilera via first round anaconda choke submission (2:52)
Post Fight Videos:
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The UFC returns next weekend with UFC 262 which will see a new lightweight champion in the main event, when Charles Oliveira faces Michael Chandler.