The first UFC Fight Night of 2020 will be live from Raleigh, North Carolina as UFC Fight Night 166 goes down Saturday night. In the main event, two top heavyweight contenders fight to climb towards another title shot. Coming off of back-to-back wins, Curtis Blaydes will look to pick up one of his biggest wins. His most recent outing was in September at UFC 242 when he defeated Shamil Abdurakhimov via TKO in round two. Blaydes will be facing off against former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos. In his last four fights, dos Santos is 3-1, most recently losing to Francis Ngannou last summer. However, he was on a three fight win streak prior, grabbing wins over Blagoy Ivanov, Tai Tuivasa and Derrick Lewis.
In the co-main event, former UFC lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos takes on Michael Chiesa in a welterweight clash. Since moving up to welterweight in 2017, dos Anjos has gone 4-3, picking up wins over Tarec Saffiedine, Neil Magny and Kevin Lee. His most notable win came in 2017 as he defeated former champion, Robbie Lawler. His only losses have come to Kamaru Usman, who would become champion, Colby Covington, and Leon Edwards. Covington just recently fought for the title and Edwards may possibly get his chance very soon. As for Chiesa, his welterweight debut came in 2018 when he defeated Carlos Condit with a kimura in round two of their UFC 232 contest. He would then go on to defeat Diego Sanchez at UFC 239 last summer by unanimous decision.
UFC Fight Night 166 Results
Kicking off the main card will be a light heavyweight fight between Jamahal Hill and Darko Stosic. Hill is coming off a second round TKO victory during the Contender Series over the summer while Stosic recently lost to Kennedy Nzechukwu by unanimous decision. Following that fight will be a strawweight bout as Angela Hill takes on Hannah Cifers on short notice. Cifers is coming off two straight wins, most recently defeating Jodie Esquibel by unanimous decision. Hill most recently defeated Ariane Carnelossi by TKO at UFC Fight Night 159. Finally, before the co-main event, top fifteen flyweights face off as Jordan Espinosa takes on Alex Perez. Espinosa most recently lost to Matt Schnell at UFC on ESPN 5 while Perez recently defeated Mark De La Rosa by unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN 2.
Follow along with MMASucka as we provide you with the results throughout UFC Fight Night 166.
MAIN CARD (ESPN+ – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Curtis Blaydes def. Junior dos Santos via TKO (Punches) at 1:06 of Round Two
Michael Chiesa def. Rafael dos Anjos via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Alex Perez def. Jordan Espinosa via Submission (Arm Triangle) at 2:33 of Round One
Angela Hill def. Hannah Cifers via TKO (Punches) at 4:26 of Round Two
Jamahal Hill def. Darko Stosic via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+ – 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT)
Bevon Lewis def. Dequan Townsend via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Arnold Allen def. Nik Lentz via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Justine Kish def. Lucie Pudilova via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Montel Jackson def. Felipe Colares via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Sara McMann def. Lina Lansberg via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)
Brett Johns def. Tony Gravely via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:53 of Round Three
Herbert Burns def. Nate Landwehr via Knockout (Knee) at 2:43 of Round One
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