Israel Adesanya made easy work of Marvin Vettori, who couldn’t find anything that worked all night at UFC 263 in San Antonio.
Handicapper Lou Finocchiaro, who went 4-0 on his plays last week in the Review-Journal, said his best bet in recent years is in the co-main event.
Santiago Ponzinibbio suffered his first loss in six years in January and handicapper Lou Finocchiaro likes him to bounce back on Saturday in UFC Fight Night 189 at the Apex.
The card for the UFC’s return to full-capacity events in Las Vegas is starting to fill out as several preliminary bouts for the UFC 264 event on July 10 are confirmed.
Font excelled in his first headlining bout as he relied on his jab to score a unanimous-decision victory over Cody Garbrandt at the Apex.
Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt is a slight underdog to Rob Font in the main event of UFC Fight Night 188 on Saturday at the Apex and the total is 2½ rounds.
Cody Garbrandt, who returns against Rob Font at UFC Fight Night 188 on Saturday at the Apex, developed blood clots and vertigo, forcing him out of a scheduled title fight in November.
After a difficult first round, the 31-year-old Brazilian stormed out of the corner and knocked out Michael Chandler to claim the vacant title in front of a full house at Toyota Center in Houston.
Longtime UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson accused Michael Chandler, who will fight Charles Oliveira for the belt in UFC 262 on Saturday, of jumping the line of contenders.
Adam Babb was born in Saudi Arabia, grew up in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and became a de facto matchmaker for the original UFC Fight Island card in the Persian Gulf.
The high-profile veterans suffered defeats in the headlining bouts of the main card at the Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Following Donald Cerrone’s fifth straight fight without a win, UFC president Dana White said in September that it was time to have a conversation with “Cowboy” about retiring.
The breakout women’s flyweight star saw her momentum snapped at her rising star dimmed with her first UFC loss in January and returns at UFC on ESPN 24 at the Apex on Saturday.
The light heavyweight contender dropped former title challenger Dominick Reyes late the second round of a thriller with a vicious back elbow.