Magomed Ankalaev returned to the UFC Octagon saturday night for UFC on ESPN+ 61 to take on Thiago Santos. The event took place on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Santos vs. Ankalaev featured 13 bouts, some were more fun to watch than others.
UFC on ESPN+ 61 was headlined by a clash between Magomed Ankalaev and Thiago Santos, with Yadong Song vs. Marlon Moraes serving as the night’s co-main event. Elsewhere on the card, J.J. Aldrich went to battle against Gillian Robertson. Let’s find out who won at the UFC on ESPN+ 61. View the full results for ‘Santos vs. Ankalaev’-led fight card below.
|UFC on ESPN+ 61: Santos vs. Ankalaev|
|March 12, 2022|
|UFC APEX facility|
|Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Magomed Ankalaev vs. Thiago Santos|
|Yadong Song vs. Marlon Moraes|
UFC on ESPN+ 61 was live 65 days ago and was the 596th event in UFC history, including pay-per-views, UFC Fight Nights, and The Ultimate Fighter season finales.
Who won at UFC on ESPN+ 61
Below is the 13-fight order and UFC on ESPN+ 61 results. Here are the real winners and losers from Saturday‘s event:
- Magomed Ankalaev defeated Thiago Santos via Decision (Unanimous) (Round 5 / 5:00)
- Yadong Song defeated Marlon Moraes by KO (Punches) (Round 1 / 2:06)
- Sodiq Yusuff defeated Alex Caceres via Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Khalil Rountree defeated Karl Roberson by TKO (Body Kick and Punches) (Round 2 / 0:25)
- Drew Dober defeated Terrance McKinney by TKO (Knee and Punches) (Round 1 / 3:17)
- Alex Pereira defeated Bruno Silva by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Matthew Semelsberger defeated A.J. Fletcher by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- J.J. Aldrich defeated Gillian Robertson by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Javid Basharat defeated Trevin Jones by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Damon Jackson defeated Kamuela Kirk by Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) (Round 2 / 4:42)
- Miranda Maverick defeated Sabina Mazo by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Round 2 / 2:15)
- Cody Brundage defeated Dalcha Lungiambula by Submission (Guillotine Choke) (Round 1 / 3:41)
- Guido Cannetti defeated Kris Moutinho by TKO (Punches) (Round 1 / 2:07)
UFC on ESPN+ 61 Results
The results are listed in ascending order, starting from the first fight ending with the night’s main event. Be sure to check out UFC on ESPN+ 61 payouts and bonuses.
Guido Cannetti vs. Kris Moutinho
The UFC on ESPN+ 61 kicked off with Guido Cannetti taking on Kris Moutinho. Guido Cannetti defeated Kris Moutinho in Round 1 at 2:07 by TKO (Punches).
Cody Brundage vs. Dalcha Lungiambula
The second fight at UFC on ESPN+ 61 was Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Cody Brundage. Cody Brundage won in Round 1 at 3:41 by Submission (Guillotine Choke).
Miranda Maverick vs. Sabina Mazo
The following fight was between Sabina Mazo and Miranda Maverick. Miranda Maverick beat Sabina Mazo by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in Round 2 at 2:15.
Damon Jackson vs. Kamuela Kirk
In the fourth bout, Damon Jackson defeated Kamuela Kirk by Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 4:42 of Round 2.
Javid Basharat vs. Trevin Jones
The fifth bout ended at 5:00 of Round 3 with Javid Basharat defeating Trevin Jones by Decision (Unanimous).
J.J. Aldrich vs. Gillian Robertson
In the sixth fight of the night, Gillian Robertson lost to J.J. Aldrich at 5:00 of Round 3.
Matthew Semelsberger vs. A.J. Fletcher
Matthew Semelsberger got the better of A.J. Fletcher and won by Decision (Unanimous) in Round 3 at 5:00.
Alex Pereira vs. Bruno Silva
The eighth bout was between Bruno Silva and Alex Pereira. Alex Pereira beat Bruno Silva by Decision (Unanimous) at 5:00 of Round 3.
Drew Dober vs. Terrance McKinney
The ninth fight at UFC on ESPN+ 61 was Terrance McKinney vs. Drew Dober. Drew Dober won in Round 1 at 3:17 by TKO (Knee and Punches).
Khalil Rountree vs. Karl Roberson
In the tenth bout, Khalil Rountree battled Karl Roberson and took the win by TKO (Body Kick and Punches) in Round 2 at 0:25.
Sodiq Yusuff vs. Alex Caceres
Right before the co-main event, Sodiq Yusuff prevailed over Alex Caceres. Sodiq Yusuff won by Decision (Unanimous) at 5:00 of Round 3.
Yadong Song vs. Marlon Moraes
In the co-main event, Yadong Song defeated Marlon Moraes via KO (Punches) at 2:06 of Round 1; Keith Peterson was the third man in the cage.
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Thiago Santos
In the main event, referee Mark Smith called an end to the bout at 5:00 of Round 5. Magomed Ankalaev defeated Thiago Santos by Decision (Unanimous).
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