UFC Fight Night 176 live updates recap: Gilbert Burns dominates Tyron Woodley for unanimous decision
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back in the ring after a week off during Memorial Day festivities.
This time the action is headed back to Las Vegas, after the company put on three show cards in Jacksonville, Florida, during the coronavirus pandemic. UFC President Dana White got approval from the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier this week to host events at the UFC Apex Center.
UFC Fight Night will be streamed exclusively on ESPN+. Preliminary action starts at 6 p.m. with the main card set for 9 p.m. Below is the full card in order starting with the prelim fights all the way to the main event.
Brendan Fitzgerald is your play-by-play announcer for the night, joined by UFC legends Daniel Cormier and Michael Bisping on color commentary and Heidi Androl for backstage interviews.
Prelims (6 p.m.) on ESPN+
Chris Gutierrez (15-3-1) defeats Vince Morales (9-5) with second-round TKO via leg kick.
The first fight of the night featured two up-and-coming featherweight fighters. Gutierrez used an array of powerful leg kicks to wear down Morales in the first round and eventually picked up a leg-kick TKO with less than a minute left in the second round when Morales could no longer put weight on his front leg. It’s only the 10th leg-kick knockout in UFC history.
Bradon Royval (11-4) defeats Tim Elliott (15-11-1) with second-round submission
Bradon Royval made his UFC debut in the flyweight division against veteran Tim Elliott. Royval battled against the unique striking style of Elliott in the first round but caught Elliott with an arm triangle submission early in the second round to pick up the win via submission.
Jamahal Hill (8-0) defeats Klidson Abreu (15-5) with first-round knockout
Grand Rapids native Jamahal Hill used his five-inch reach advantage to keep his undefeated streak alive against veteran Klidson Abreu. Hill landed a few heavy punches in the first round and eventually knocked Abreu to the ground and connected on a few punches before referee Herb Dean called the fight just 1:51 into the first round of the light heavyweight fight.