UFC Vegas 77: Holm vs. Bueno Silva Results

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The UFC is back in Las Vegas, for another dose of free-to-air UFC Fight Night action. 

The UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada plays host to the return of Holly Holm, and a card featuring a number of up-and-coming fighters. You can catch the action on ESPN+, with the prelims kicking off at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, and the main card from 9 p.m. onward.

UK fight fans can find tonight’s card on BT Sport 1, beginning at 1 a.m. for the prelims, with the main card starting at 3 a.m.

Main Event — Holm vs. Bueno Silva

Holly Holm is back in the Octagon, following on from her decision win against Yana Santos back in March. Holm is hoping to continue working her way back to the top of the Women’s Bantamweight rankings. but faces a challenging task against No. 10-ranked Sao Paolo, Brazil native Mayra Bueno Silva.

Silva is on a three-fight streak of her own, and this is sure to be an interesting fight, considering Holm’s age and Silva’s hunger. Saturday’s main event will likely come down to whichever fighter has more in the tank.

Co-Main Event — JDM vs. Hafez

In the co-main, we have the return of exciting up and coming Australian prospect Jack Della Maddalena. Looking to build upon his 10-fight win streak (five in the UFC), Maddalena faces Philadelphia’s Bassil Hafez, who is making his UFC debut.

Hafez is the former CFFC welterweight champion, a title in which he won by knocking out Evan Cutts in their rematch a few months back. He now steps in to take on Della Maddalena, one of the hottest names outside the UFC welterweight rankings. Maddalena was supposed to fight at last weekend’s UFC 290, but after several opponents fell out during the week, he now finds himself having to make the cut to 170 one more time to stave off a hungry challenger in Hafez.

Rest of the Card

Other fights of note include Albert Duraev looking to halt the momentum of “The Iron Turtle” Jun-Yong Park in the middleweight division. Norma Dumont and Chelsea Chandler are also set to settle a grudge match on the main card, and Saturday will also see the return of Terrance McKinney when he takes on Nazim Sadykov in what should be a striking battle.

The prelims are also set to feature some fan-friendly fights with Tucker Lutz and Melsik Baghdasaryan set to close the early portion. Austin Lingo is also set to take on former LFA mainstay Melquizael Costa, and Team Alpha Male’s Alex Munoz returns following a long layoff to take on Carl Deaton III. Ailin P├ęrez will welcome Ashlee Evans Smith back to the Octagon following a long layoff of her own, and Tyson Nam, the oldest fighter on the card at 41-years-old will take on Azat Maksum in the flyweight division.

UFC Vegas 77 Results  

Main Card (ESPN+ 10pm ET/7pm PT) 

Mayra Bueno Silva def. Holly Holm via Submission (Standing Guillotine) Round 2 0:38

Jack Della Maddalena def. Bassil Hafez via Split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Francisco Prado def. Ottoman Azaitar via TKO (Strikes) Round 1 4:05

Park Jun-Yong def. Albert Duraev via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 2 4:45

Norma Dumont def. Chelsea Chandler via Unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Nazim Sadykov def. Terrance McKinney via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 2 1:07

Preliminary Card (ESPN+ 7pm ET/4pm PT) 

Melsik Baghdasaryan def. Tucker Lutz via Unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Viktoria Dudakova def. Istela Nunes via TKO (Arm injury) Round 1 0:34

Melquizael Costa def. Austin Lingo via Unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Evan Elder def. Genaro Valdez via Unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)

Azat Maksum def. Tyson Nam via Split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Alexander Munoz def. Carl Deaton III via Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-28, 29-28)

Ailin P├ęrez┬ádef. Ashlee Evans Smith via Unanimous decision (30-25, 39-25, 30-26)

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