The UFC makes its first trip to Singapore in 2019 as they head to Kallang for UFC Fight Night 162. The main event will see two of the sports most experienced grapplers face off against each other. After the first three-fight losing streak of his career starting with a title fight loss, Demian Maia has since won two straight fights. He returns to the octagon, looking for a third consecutive victory as he faces former ONE Championship and Bellator champion, Ben Askren. Askren returns the octagon just under four months after his brutal five second knockout loss to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239. Prior to the loss, Askren was undefeated having won his UFC debut over former champion Robbie Lawler in March.
In the co-main event, Michael Johnson returns to lightweight after a brief stint at featherweight. In his return, he faces Scotland‘s Stevie Ray. Ray enters the fight winning only one of his last four with a recent knockout loss to Leonardo Santos at UFC Fight Night 153. Johnson made the drop down to featherweight last year as his debut came against Darren Elkins at UFC Fight Night 124. He would spend a little over a year fighting at featherweight, missing weight only one time, as he went 2-2 at 145. His most recent bout came at UFC on ESPN 2 when he was knocked out by Josh Emmett.
UFC Fight Night 162 Results
Kicking off the main card will be in the welterweight division as Muslim Salikhov takes on Laureano Staropoli. Each man enters the contest off of recent wins as Staropoli looks to make it eight straight victories. Up next is a fight in the heavyweight division as Ciryl Gane puts his undefeated record on the line against Don’Tale Mayes. Finally, before the co-main event will be a lightweight bout as Frank Camacho takes on UFC vet, Beneil Dariush. They both enter the fight coming off of recent finishes as they look to extend their win streaks.
Follow along with MMASucka as we provide you with the results throughout UFC Fight Night 162.
MAIN CARD (ESPN+ – 8 a.m. ET/5 a.m. PT)
Demian Maia def. Ben Askren via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:54 of Round Three
Stevie Ray def. Michael Johnson via Majority Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
Beneil Dariush def. Frank Camacho via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:02 of Round One
Ciryl Gane def. Don’Tale Mayes via Submission (Heel Hook) at 4:46 of Round Three
Muslim Salikhov def. Laureano Staropoli via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+ – 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT)
Randa Markos def. Ashley Yoder via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Rafael Fiziev def. Alex White via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Movsar Evloev def. Enrique Barzola via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Sergei Pavlovich def. Maurice Greene via TKO (Punches) at 2:11 of Round One
Loma Lookboonmee def. Alexandra Albu via Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Raphael Pessoa Nunes def. Jeff Hughes via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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