UFC Vegas 77 “goes the distance” 

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Mayra Bueno Silva weigh-in for UFC Vegas 77. Photo by Wyatt Touchet.

   Ailin Perez defeats Ashlee Evans-Smith by unanimous decision [25-30, 25-30, 26-30]

   UFC Vegas 77 opens with a dominant performance from Perez.

   The Argentinian had a record-setting performance for the most takedowns, 10, in a single women’s bantamweight bout. With over 11 minutes of control time recorded, the 28-year-old maintained control throughout the fight to improve to 8-2.

   Alexander Munoz defeats Carl Deaton by unanimous decision [30-26, 30-27, 29-28]

   This lightweight bout proved the polar opposite of the prior bout.

   Munoz pushed at a fast pace allowing him to land strong connections on Deaton. The 33-year-old adds another in the win column, now 7-2.

   Azat Maksum defeats Tyson Nam by split decision [28-29, 29-28, 28-29]

   Maksum produced a performance to remain undefeated at 17-0.

   The tightly contested fight went the distance for the third fight in a row. Maksum edged out Nam with two takedowns in rapid succession in the dying seconds of the flyweight bout to secure the win.

   Evan Elder defeats Genaro Valdez by unanimous decision [30-26, 29-28, 29-28]

   The 155-pound bout delivered an absolute slugfest in an intense fashion.

   Elder had the better of the exchanges, blow-for-blow, resulting in the 26-year-old improving to 8-2.

   Melquizael Costa defeats Austin Lingo by unanimous decision [26-30, 27-30, 27-30]

   Costa displayed a kickboxing clinic inside the octagon.

   The Brazilian proved his status of a true up-and-coming star in the making. The 26-year-old elevates to 20-6.

   Viktoriia Dudakova defeats Istela Nunes by TKO [injury] at 0:34 of Round 1

   A short but horrific way to end a fight as Nunes landed awkwardly defending a takedown resulting in a gruesome arm dislocation, which ended the bout via verbally tapping out.

   The short-lived debut for Dudakova, a Contender Series graduate, helps her remain undefeated at 7-0.

   Melsik Baghdasaryan defeats Tucker Lutz by unanimous decision [28-29, 28-29, 28-29]

   Baghdasaryan displayed precise striking as his body-breaking kicks convinced the judges to give him the victory.

   The Armenian improves to 8-2.

   Nazim Sadykhov defeats Terrance McKinney by submission [Rear Naked Choke] at 1:07 of Round 2

   Down a round, Sadykhov grappled with a sense of urgency and found the finish on the dangerous McKinney.

   The 29-year-old avenges his teammate Matt Frevola and puts other lightweights on notice.

   Sadykhov is now 8-1.

   Norma Dumont defeats Chelsea Chandler by unanimous decision [30-27, 30-27, 30-27]

   With the most wins in the women’s featherweight division, 7, Dumont showcased her dominance and intimidation as Chandler ran away from Dumont to the opposite side of the octagon.

   Dumont’s versatility in striking and grappling propelled her to better her record to 10-2.

   Junyong Park defeats Albert Duraev by submission [Rear Naked Choke] at 4:45 of Round 2

   Through numerous attempts, Park’s relentless efforts earned him the victory via submission.

   Park is now second in the middleweight division for the longest active win streak at 4. 

   He improves to 17-5.

   Francisco Prado defeats Ottman Azaitar by TKO [strikes] at 4:05 of Round 1

   At only 21-years-old, Prado showcases his youthful energy and strength with tremendous strikes that ultimately won him this lightweight bout.

   The Argentinian now looks to fight in December, as he would enter that fight at an impressive 12-1.

   Jack Della Maddalena defeats Bassil Hafez by split decision [29-28, 28-29, 29-28]

   An absolute barnyard burner.

   The short-notice welterweight bout exceeded the expectations of      many viewers. No. 14 welterweight Maddalena provided a performance that will be remembered as a staple of his relentlessness and will to win.

   Della Maddalena now climbs to 15-2.

   Mayra Bueno Silva defeats Holly Holm by submission [guillotine choke] at 0:38 of Round 2

   Bueno Silva wasted no time in the second round with the standing guillotine choke.

   Arguably, Silva was down one but emphatically ensured her place atop the women’s bantamweight division at 11-2-1.

   With this victory, the Brazilian presents a strong argument for a shot at the newly vacant women’s bantamweight title.

   Up Next

   ESPN Fight Night 136 Aspinall vs. Tybura takes place in London, England, United Kingdom, on Saturday, July 22.

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