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UFC Vegas 50: Santos vs. Ankalaev live results, discussion, play by play

Thiago Santos and Magomed Ankalaev face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on March 11, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thiago Santos and Magomed Ankalaev face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on March 11, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Join us here at Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, and play-by-play (main card) as UFC Vegas 50: Santos vs. Ankalaev goes down from the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The main event for this fight night is a key light heavyweight bout between former title challenger Thiago Santos and rising Russian contender Magomed Ankalaev. In the co-main event, former WSOF champion Marlon Moraes looks to snap a three-fight losing streak when he takes on China’s Song Yadong.

This will be an ESPN+ show but will be kicking off a little earlier than usual. The eight-fight preliminary card is scheduled to start at 4pm ET/1pm PT on ESPN+. The six-fight main card is also on ESPN+, and that is supposed to start at 7pm ET/4pm PT. For areas outside of the United States, you can catch all the scheduled contests on UFC Fight Pass.

Main Card (7 PM ET, ESPN+)

Magomed Ankalaev def. Thiago Santos by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)

Song Yadong def. Marlon Moraes by KO (punches) at 2:06 of round 1

Sodiq Yusuff def. Alex Caceres by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Khalil Rountree Jr. def. Karl Roberson by TKO (strikes) at :25 of round 2

Drew Dober def. Terrance McKinney by TKO (strikes) at 3:17 of round 1

Alex Pereira def. Bruno Silva by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Preliminary card (4 PM ET, ESPN+)

Matthew Semelsberger def. A.J. Fletcher by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

JJ Aldrich def. Gillian Robertson by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Javid Basharat def. Trevin Jones by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Damon Jackson def. Kamuela Kirk by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:42 of round 2

Miranda Maverick def. Sabina Mazo by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:15 of round 2

Cody Brundage def. Dalcha Lungiambula by submission (guillotine) at 3:41 of round 1

Guido Cannetti def. Kris Moutinho by TKO (punches) at 2:07 of round 1

Tafon Nchukwi vs. Azamat Murzakanov by KO (flying knee) at :44 of round 3