After a big weekend in Abu Dhabi last weekend for UFC 280, the UFC is back in Vegas this week at the Apex as MMASucka provides you with UFC Vegas 63 Results throughout the evening.
UFC Vegas 63 Results – Main Event
Facing off in Saturday’s main event will be the fifth- and sixth-ranked featherweight contenders, Calvin Kattar and Arnold Allen. Kattar is entering the fight with a 3-2 record in his last five fights dating back to the beginning of 2020. After losing by unanimous decision to Zabit Magomedsharipov in Kattar’s first main event in 2019, Kattar went on to win his next two straight outings. The first of those was a knockout win over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 249, finishing that fight with an elbow in the second round. Following that win, Kattar’s next win was a unanimous decision win over Dan Ige in the main event of UFC on ESPN 13, improving Kattar’s record to 2-0 during 2020.
Since the Ige fight, Kattar has been involved in three straight ‘fight of the nights’ starting with a fight against former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC on ABC 1. Kattar would end up losing that fight as Holloway defeated him by unanimous decision. Kattar’s next ‘fight of the night’ was a unanimous decision win over Giga Chikadze in the main event of UFC Vegas 46. Finally, in Kattar’s most recent outing and third straight ‘fight of the night’ Kattar suffered a split decision loss to Josh Emmett in the main event of UFC on ESPN 37. Kattar hopes to rebound from that loss and get back on a title run as he enters the octagon on Saturday night.
On the other side of the octagon, Kattar’s opponent, Arnold Allen, enters into this fight with an undefeated UFC record of 9-0. Overall, Allen holds a record of 18-1 as he made his UFC debut in 2015 when he was just 9-1. In his debut, Allen submitted Alan Omer with a guillotine choke in the third round of their fight at UFC Fight Night 69. That win was followed by a unanimous decision win over Yaotzin Meza at UFC Fight Night 84 and a split decision win over Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Night 107.
All three of those fights took place nearly a year apart from each other as Allen dealt with injuries and visa issues which held him from fighting multiple times a year. His next fight took place about a year after the Amirkhani win as Allen finished Mads Burnell with a front choke in the third round of their fight at UFC Fight Night 130. Just under a year later, Allen picked up his fifth straight win in the UFC with a unanimous decision win over Jordan Rinaldi at UFC Fight Night 147. For the first time in his UFC career, Allen fought twice during a calendar year as his next appearance just over a few months after the Rinaldi fight at UFC 239 where Allen picked up a unanimous decision win over former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez.
The following year, Allen appeared only once again as he picked up a UD win over Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night 166. He followed that up with one appearance in 2021 as well, picking up another UD win, this time over Sodiq Yusuff at UFC Vegas 23. Finally, in Allen’s most recent fight, he picked up a TKO win in round one against Dan Hooker during their matchup earlier this year at UFC Fight Night 204. For just the second time in his UFC career, Allen will be looking to win multiple fights in the same year as he tries to get through Kattar.
UFC Vegas 63 Results – Co-Main Event
In Saturday’s co-main event, welterweight fighters face off as Tim Means takes on Max Griffin. Since the beginning of 2020, Tim Means has put together a record of 3-2 in his last five fights. After going 1-1 in 2019 with a knockout loss to Niko Price followed by a submission win over Thiago Alves, Means suffered a loss in his first appearance of 2020. That loss came against Daniel Rodriguez as Rodriguez submitted him with a guillotine choke in the second round of their fight at UFC fight Night 167.
After that loss, Means went on to win his next three straight fights. The first of those wins was a unanimous decision win over Laureano Staropoli at UFC Fight Night 174. That was followed by another unanimous decision victory, this time against Mike Perry at UFC 255. Means’ third straight unanimous decision win came after that as he defeated Nicolas Dalby at UFC Vegas 30. Unfortunately, Means’ win streak would get snapped in his most recent fight where he suffered a submission loss to Kevin Holland at UFC on ESPN 37.
Just like Means, Griffin enters the fight with the same exact record of 3-2 in his last five outings dating back to 2020. In 2019, Griffin fought once more than Means did as Griffin went 1-2 that year with a split decision loss to Thiago Alves, a majority decision win over Zelim Imadaev and a UD loss to Alex Morono.
Following those fights, Griffin lost two straight following a split decision loss to Alex Oliveira at the start of 2020. After that, Griffin went on to win his next three straight fights, starting with a TKO win over Ramiz Brahimaj at UFC on ESPN 17. Following that win was a knockout win over Song Kenan in round one of their fight at UFC Vegas 22. The third win was a unanimous decision win over former UFC interim welterweight champion and former welterweight title challenger Carlos Condit at UFC 264. In his most recent fight, Griffin’s win streak was snapped by Neil Magny as he defeated Griffin by split decision at UFC on ESPN 33.
UFC Vegas 63 Results – Main Card
Kicking things off on the main card for UFC Vegas 63 will be a matchup in the light heavyweight division as Dustin Jacoby takes on Khalil Rountree Jr.. Jacoby is coming into the fight with an undefeated record of 6-0-1 in the UFC since he made his debut off the Contender Series in 2020. His most recent win was a first round knockout over Jung Da-Un in his most recent fight at UFC on ABC 3. As for Rountree, he looks to pick up his third straight win as he comes into the fight with back-to-back TKO wins in his last two fights against Modestas Bukauskas and Karl Roberson.
Following that fight will be a middleweight bout between Josh Fremd and Tresean Gore. Fremd is coming into the fight off of a loss in his most recent outing as he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Anthony Hernandez at UFC 273. As for Gore, since making his UFC debut earlier this year coming off of The Ultimate Fighter, he has lost two in a row. He made his debut at UFC Vegas 47 where he suffered a UD loss to Bryan Battle. That was followed up by a knockout loss to Cody Brundage at UFC Vegas 58.
Finally, before the co-main event gets underway, there will be a fight in the heavyweight division as Waldo Cortes Acosta takes on Jared Vanderaa. Cortes Acosta enters this fight with an undefeated record of 7-0 as he makes his debut off the Contender Series where he picked up a first round TKO win over Danilo Suzart to earn his contract. Vanderaa will be entering the fight looking to snap a four fight losing streak where he has suffered losses to the likes of Andrei Arlovski and Aleksei Oleinik.
UFC Vegas 63 Results
MAIN CARD (ESPN+ – 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST)
Arnold Allen def. Calvin Kattar via TKO (Knee Injury) at 0:08 of Round Two
Max Griffin def. Tim Means via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Waldo Cortes Acosta def. Jared Vanderaa via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Tresean Gore def. Josh Fremd via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:49 of Round Two
Khalil Rountree Jr. def. Dustin Jacoby via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+ – 4 p.m. EST/1 p.m. PST)
Roman Dolidze def. Phil Hawes via Knockout (Punches) at 4:09 of Round One
Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Andrei Arlovski via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:50 of Round One
Junyong Park def. Joseph Holmes via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:04 of Round Two
Steve Garcia def. Chase Hooper via TKO (Punches) at 1:32 of Round One
Cody Durden def. Carlos Mota via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Christian Rodriguez def. Josh Weems* via Submission (Anaconda Choke) at 4:07 of Round One
*Weems missed weight at 139.5 pounds and will forfeit 30 percent of his purse.
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