UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen Results

On Saturday night we may have witnessed one of the cards of the year so far on Fight Island. Cody Sandhagen took on Marlon Moraes in the bantamweight division, in the co-main event Edson Barboza and Makwan Amirkhani were in action the the featherweight division. There was a bunch of other great highlights on the undercard include a candidate for KO of the year. Let me take you through the action.

In the main event Cody Sandhagen made a huge statement in knocking out Marlon Moraes in the second round.


The co-main event seen Edson Barboza take home a comfortable victory on the judges scorecards.


Marcin Tybura and Ben Rothwell went to battle in the heavyweight division with Tybura getting the nod on the scorecards.


Dricus du Plessis lived up to his hype on his debut. He secured a knoutout victory over Markus Perez in the very first round.


UK heavyweight top prospect went to 2-0 in the UFC when dispatched Alan Baudot in 90 seconds.


Ilia Topuria used his superior grappling skills on the way to a decision victory over Youssef Zalal.


UK standout fighter Tom Breese returned to winning ways when beat Canadian KB Bhullar by knockout in round one.


Chris Daukaus made light work of Rodrigo Nascimento going on to secure the victory by knockout in under a minute.


Joaquin Buckley pulled off the KO of the Year when he toppled over Impa Kasanganay with a sensational spinning heel kick. You’ll not see a better knockout the all of MMA.


Tony Kelley and Ali Al-Qaisi fought to the final bell with Kelley getting the nod on the scorecards.


The judges were put to work when Giga Chikadze and Omar Morales fought to a decision. It was Chikadze who got the nod in the end.


Tracy Cortez got a comfortable decision victory when she took on Stephanie Egger in the second bout of the night. She almost got finished by an upkick from Egger but did enough to survive that scare and pull off the win.


Two flyweights went to war in the opening bout of the evening with Tagir Ulanbekov getting the better of Bruno Silva on all three scorecards.



Main Card

  • Bantamweight Cory Sandhagen def. Marlon Moraes via TKO (spinning heel kick) – Round 2, 1:03
  • Featherweight Edson Barboza def. Makwan Amirkhani via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Heavyweight Marcin Tybura def. Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision (29-27 x3)
  • Middleweight Dricus du Plessis def. Markus Perez via Knockout Round 1 (3:22)
  • Heavyweight Tom Aspinall def. Alan Baudot via TKO (punches) Round 1 (1:35)
  • Featherweight Ilia Topuria def. Youssef Zalal via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary card

  • Middleweight Tom Breese def. KB Bhullar via TKO (punches) – Round 1 (1:42)
  • Heavyweight Chris Daukaus def. Rodrigo Nascimento via Knockout (punches) Round 1 (0:45)
  • Middleweight Joaquin Buckley def. Impa Kasanganay via Knockout (spinning heel kick) – Round 2 (2:03)
  • Bantamweight Tony Kelley def. Ali Al-Qaisi (30-27, 29-28 x2)
  • Featherweight Giga Chikadze def. Omar Morales via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)
  • Women’s Bantamweight Tracy Cortez def. Stephanie Egger via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)
  • Flyweight Tagir Ulanbekov def. Bruno Silva via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Ian O'Neill is a Kilkenny man living in Canada. You can catch him on Twitter most of the time talking all things MMA. Follow me on Twitter and on Instagram @ioneillmma.