UFC on ESPN 19 has been subject to two different changes in its main event. The main event was originally set to be Jack Hermansson versus Darren Till. Till got injured and was replaced by Kevin Holland. Kevin Holland got COVID about a week before the fight so he was replaced by Marvin Vettori. Both Vettori and Hermansson have made weight so tonight’s main event should be going on as planned.
In the co-main event, 21 fight UFC veteran, Ovince Saint Preux will be taking on the young and hungry Jamahal Hill. It should be a great stylistic matchup between OSP’s grappling and Hill’s distance striking. OSP will be looking to make another run at the title, while Hill will be looking to make a big statement against a veteran of the UFC.
The main card will also feature Gabriel Benitez taking on Justin Jaynes and Montana De La Rosa taking on Talia Santos. John Allen will also be making his return to the octagon taking on Roman Dolidze. This will be Allen’s first fight since being suspended after his UFC debut back in June of 2019. The main card will be kicked off by two men who formerly fought for M-1. Kickboxing wizard Nate Landwehr will be taking on an extremely dominant wrestler in Movsar Evloev.
At 5:30pm ET, three fights were removed from tonight’s cards due to positive Covid tests. Those fights were, Movsar Evloev vs. Nate Landwher, Montana De La Rosa vs. Talia Santos, and Jimmy Flick vs. Cody Durden.
UFC On ESPN 19 Results
Main Card (ESPN2/ESPN+ – 10pm ET/7pm PT)
Marvin Vettori def. Jack Hermansson via unanimous decision (49-46 x2, 49-45)
Jamahal Hill def. Ovince Saint Preux* via TKO at 3:37 in round two.
Gabriel Benitez def. Justin Jaynes via TKO (knee to body) at 4:06 of round one.
Montana De La Rosa vs. Talia Santos**
Roman Dolidze def. John Allen via split decision (30-27, 29-28 Dolidze 29-28 Allen)
Nate Landwehr vs. Movsar Evloev**
Jordan Leavitt def. Matt Wiman via knockout (slam) at 0:22 of round one.
Preliminary Card (ESPN2/ESPN+ – 7pm ET/4pm PT)
Louis Smolka def. Jose Quinonez via TKO at 2:15 of round two.
Jimmy Fick vs. Cody Durden **
Ilia Topuria def. Damon Jackson via knockout (punches) at 2:38 of round one.
Jake Collier def. Gian Villante via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
*Ovince Saint Preux missed weight, weighing in at 207.5 for his light heavyweight bout with Jamahal Hill.
** Canceled hours before fight due to COVID.
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