Zane Simon and Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown this event with hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event.
This Saturday’s, Sep, 14th., UFC on ESPN+ 16, Fight Night 158 event from Vancouver, BC, Canada, featured a co-main that went the distance between Glover Teixeira and Nikita Krylov, ending in a split decision going Glover’s way & we had an all too brief main event featuring top-ranked lightweight strikers, the living legend - Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone - the underdog for this fight vs. Justin ‘The Human Highlight’ Gaethje. Being not only fan favorites, but friends, made it hard for Justin to keep going hard at Cerrone when he was down, until the ref called the stoppage at 4:18 in round 1 via KO/TKO.
We also had a round 1 no contest - due to an accidental eye gouge with Todd Duffee vs Jeff Hughes, decisions on Connelly vs Pereira and Hall vs ACJ. Our opener on the main event ended in a Peruvian Necktie Sub at just 3:38 in round 1 with Misha Cirkunov just killing Jimmy Crute in short fashion. The undercard had four decisions and two finishes. Overall, a decent night of fights.
Here’s a look at the fight card RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:
UFC on ESPN+ 16 - Vancouver MAIN CARD | 8PM/5PM ETPT
- 155 lbs - Justin Gaethje (21-2) DEF. Donald Cerrone (36-13), KO/TKO, Hooks & Uppercuts, 4:18 of R1
- 205 lbs - Glover Teixeira (30-7) DEF. Nikita Krylov (26-7), DEC-Split
- 265 lbs - Todd Duffee (9-3) vs. Jeff Hughes (10-2), No Contest-Accidental Eye Gouge at 4:03 in Round 1
- 170 lbs - Tristan Connelly (14-6) DEF. Michel Pereira (23-10), DEC-Unanimous
- 185 lbs - Uriah Hall (15-9) DEF. Antônio Carlos Júnior (10-4), DEC-Split
- 205 lbs - Misha Cirkunov (15-5) DEF. Jimmy Crute (10-1), SUB-Peruvian Necktie
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Tristan Connelly vs. Michel Pereira
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: Misha Cirkunov, Justin Gaethje
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- 265 lbs - Augusto Sakai (14-1) DEF. Marcin Tybura (17-6), KO/TKO-Punches at 0:59 R1/3
- 135 lbs - Miles Johns (10-0) DEF. Cole Smith (7-1)-DEC-Split
- 135 lbs - Hunter Azure (8-0) DEF. Brad Katona (8-2), DEC-Unanimous
- 145 lbs - Chas Skelly (18-4) DEF. Jordan Griffin (17-7), DEC-Unanimous
- 135 lbs - Louis Smolka (16-6) DEF. Ryan MacDonald (10-2), KO/TKO-Hooks at 4:43 R1/3
- 155 lbs - Austin Hubbard (11-3) DEF. Kyle Prepolec (12-7), DEC-Unanimous
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