MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)

#6 Nikita Krylov (206 lbs.) vs. #8 Ryan Spann (205 lbs.)

Brendan Allen (186 lbs.) vs. #11 Andre Muniz (186 lbs.)

Don’Story Mayes (261.5 lbs.) vs. Augusto Sakai (265 lbs.)

Montana De La Rosa (125.5 lbs.) vs. Tatiana Suarez (125 lbs.)

Yohan Lainesse (171 lbs.) vs. Mike Malott (171 lbs.)


Erick Gonzalez (156 lbs.) vs. Trevor Peek (155.5 lbs.)

Gabriella Fernandes (126 lbs.) vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius (125.5 lbs.)

Jordan Leavitt (155.5 lbs.) vs. Victor Martinez (154.5 lbs.)

Charles Johnson (130 lbs.) vs. Ode Osbourne (130 lbs.) – 130-pound catchweight bout

Carl Deaton (156 lbs.) vs. Joe Solecki (155.5 lbs.)

Nurullo Aliev (155 lbs.) vs. Rafael Alves (155 lbs.)

Hey everybody and welcome to 411mania’s LIVE protection of UFC on ESPN+ 78, I’m Robert Winfree and I’ll be your host. Tonight, nicely very similar to final week tonight is a lower than spectacular card on paper. The primary occasion may need relevance at mild heavyweight when high contenders Nikita Krylov and Ryan Spann battle it out, and actually the co-main isn’t horrible when the surging Andre Muniz takes on the nicely revered Brendan Allen. After that the one factor value noting is the lengthy awaited return of Tatiana Suarez when she makes her first look since 2019 after coping with some damage points. Past that there isn’t a lot to get enthusiastic about on paper, however we are able to at all times hope that the fights shall be enjoyable in apply.

UFC on ESPN+ 78 involves the world from the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. We’ve obtained Brendan Fitzgerald, Michael Bisping, and Dominick Cruz on commentary. As for the foundations, by now that Nevada makes use of a lot of the new ones plus in relation to on the spot replay permits the struggle to be restarted after replay is used. Additionally remember we’re within the smaller 25 foot diameter Octagon arrange.

Rafael Alves has gone 1-2 within the UFC most not too long ago struggling a loss to Drew Dober in July of final 12 months however he’s proven flashes of significant expertise by means of all of these fights, now he’s again and trying to pull his UFC report again to the .500 mark. Nurullo Aliev is undefeated coming into his UFC debut, now he’s trying to make good on his solely probability to make a primary impression, he’s additionally the primary fighter from Tajikistan to make their solution to the UFC. Considerably surprisingly the percentages are with Aliev at -180 whereas that +155 comeback on Alves is a really tempting worth guess.

Light-weight Bout: Nurullo Aliev (8-0, 155 lbs.) vs. Rafael Alves (20-11, 155 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: Aliev is 2 inches taller, has a stable 4 inches of attain benefit, and is a full decade youthful. Aleves comes out with some kicks to the leg, then hits one to the physique and Aliev has had sufficient of that and hits a takedown into full guard. Alves is fishing for a guillotine however Aliev retains his head protected. Aliev is preserving Alves from beginning a wall stroll however he’s not mounting a lot offense but. Aliev has moved to half guard now and lands just a few punches to the physique. Alves has gotten again to full guard however he can’t get a lot going right here. We get Alves complaining about his finger being bitten and that results in a break. There was lots of hand combating across the face there, so the finger may need slipped into the mouth. We get a replay, not an incredible angle and Alves was grabbing on the chin to raise the pinnacle so the finger undoubtedly went into the mouth a bit. Undecided how a lot intent there was on the foul. The fee tells the ref there’s no video proof however the ref can see the mark on Alves and decides to take a degree from Aliev earlier than we restart. Alves avoids Aliev for a bit. Double leg from Aliev, that hits the fence and Alves defends. Little bit of an elbow from Aliev because the spherical ends.

SCORECARD: 9-9 DRAW after the purpose deduction

ROUND TWO: They contact gloves for the second spherical. Alves avoids a proper hand. Little bit of a jab from Aliev. Alves misses an uppercut. Now Alves has began switching he stance, Aliev tries a takedown however Alves grabs a guillotine on the best way down. Aliev is combating to get his head free, the angle isn’t fairly proper for Alves although and Aliev appears comparatively protected in the mean time. Alves is ready to modify the grip and tighten issues however Aliev has began breaking the grip and does get free to get on high. Quick elbow from Aliev. Aliev with some physique photographs and he strikes to half guard. Arm triangle assault from Aliev however Alves defends fairly simply. Extra brief elbows from Aliev, now left arms behind them. Aliev seems to be to posture up however Alves will get some management over his posture to stifle the offense. Alves hip escapes to full guard, Aliev lands an elbow. The spherical ends with Aliev nonetheless on high.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Aliev, 19-18 Aliev total

ROUND THREE: Alves lands a knee as Aliev is coming in, that wobbles him and Aliev hits a double leg however Alves grabs a guillotine on the best way down and rolls into full mount with it. The choke is just about gone and Alves bails on it to retain full mount. Arm triangle assault from Alves, he’s probably not going for it although. Aliev is ready to bridge and sweep to wind up on high in full guard, good escape from Aliev. Alves tries to wall stroll however he’s not excellent at it and Aliev passes to half guard then strips his posting arm to maintain him down. Aliev lands just a few lefts to the pinnacle. Alves is simply caught on his again, Aliev retains touchdown some punches. Extra punches from Aliev, he’s not touchdown flush however he’s staying busy because the spherical ends.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Aliev however may need gone to Alves, 29-27 Aliev total

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Nurullo Aliev through majority determination (28-28, 29-27 x2)

No points with any of these scores, Alves taking the third is fully defensible. Mic time for Aliev and his translator, he opens with some English and offers like to his house nation. Extra like to Tajikistan and so they present him on the display the watch social gathering occurring again house, he brings up his father being right here after which asks for a submit struggle bonus.

Joe Solecki has gone 4-1 within the UFC solely dropping a cut up determination to Jared Gordon, he’s coming off of a win again in June of final 12 months and now needs to construct one other UFC successful streak. Carl Deaton is on a two struggle successful streak coming into his UFC debut and appears to get his run off on the successful foot. The chances are closely with Solecki at a giant -520 to the +410 underdog Deaton.

Light-weight Bout: Carl Deaton (17-5 2 NC, 156 lbs.) vs. Joe Solecki (12-3, 155.5 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: Solecki is 2 inches taller with an inch and a half of attain benefit. Deaton comes out scorching trying to stress. Some jabs from Deaton. Solecki lands a left hook. Solecki has began coming ahead now, tries a double leg then switches to a single leg towards the fence however Deaton is defending. Again to a double leg from Solecki and he lastly will get Deaton right down to his seat towards the fence. Fast wall stroll from Deaton however Solecki jumps to the backpack as they stand. Solecki begins working for the choke as he’s obtained a physique triangle on. Choke assault from Solecki, he’s not underneath the chin however he’s getting nearer with every assault and switches in direction of extra of a crank however Deaton is ready to hand struggle. Solecki retains attacking the choke, he loses the physique triangle briefly however Deaton can’t get him off of his again. Now Solecki offers up on the backpack however stays on the again in additional of a clinch now. A number of knees from Solecki shut out the spherical.

SCORECARD: 10-8 Solecki however a marginal one

ROUND TWO: Little bit of a left from Deaton to begin the spherical. Solecki lands a left of his personal. Solecki avoids a punch and hits a double leg in open house. Facet management for Solecki, then he places himself into half guard for extra management. Deaton is fishing for a kimura to facilitate his rise up, Solecki strikes to aspect management once more then again to half guard as he will get his arm again. Deaton offers up the again making an attempt to face, and Solecki has the physique triangle once more. Solecki goes again to fishing for the choke whereas peppering in punches to assist that. Solecki is making an attempt to entice an arm of Deaton with the physique triangle however he can’t fairly catch it. Deaton is struggling to get movement going however his hand combating is sweet sufficient to remain protected up to now. Solecki grabs the choke as Deaton tries to roll to his knees, Deaton wont faucet however does fall asleep.

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Joe Solecki through Technical Submission, rear bare choke, at 4:55 of Spherical 2

Mic time for Solecki after the win, he offers glory to God first then expresses his pleasure about issues proper now together with his first son being on the best way. He places over Deaton as a tricky veteran however knew persistence would repay later within the struggle, then thanks Deaton for taking the struggle on brief discover.

Right here’s the end, Deaton will get a bit determined rolling to his knees and having to submit with each arms which opens up the ultimate choke try. Solecki has a pleasant squeeze and you’ll see his information of the mechanics, have a look at how his choking arm pulls again in direction of the identical shoulder, it’s a choking element lots of people don’t acknowledge and Solecki will get it right here regardless of a lower than supreme angle.

Solecki will get the submission with seconds left within the spherical 😨 #UFCVegas70 — ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 25, 2023

Ode’ Osbourne has been up and down within the UFC, going 3-3 within the promotion. Osbourne was final seen getting knocked out by Tyson Nam, now he’s making an attempt to keep away from his first ever dropping streak. Charles Johnson has gone 2-1 within the UFC however he’s on a two struggle successful streak and trying to lengthen that right here. This one’s at a catchweight as a result of Johnson took the struggle on brief discover, changing Denys Bondar. Osbourne is your -170 favourite to +145 for the brief discover Johnson.

Catchweight Bout: Charles Johnson (13-3, 130 lbs.) vs. Ode Osbourne (11-5 1 NC, 130 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: Johnson is an inch and a half taller whereas Osbourne has three inches of attain benefit. Each males begin southpaw however Johnson does some stance switching. Osbourne fires some kicks to the physique andleg. Inside leg kicks commute, Osbourne staying southpaw although he can theoretically struggle orthodox whereas Johnson does lots of switching. Osbourne is simply kicking the leg again and again, then lands a physique kick as nicely. Little bit of a head kick from Johnson, Osbourne catches it and pushes him over however permits him to face again up. Extra lengthy vary kicks from each males. Osbourne lands a physique kick. Leg kick from Osbourne then they commerce rights. Osbourne with a physique kick then a left hand behind it. A number of extra inside leg kicks from Osbourne, then one to the skin as Johnson goes southpaw. Osbourne is simply beating up these legs whereas Johnson isn’t firing again a lot in the mean time. Each males fall brief with punches. Entrance kick from Johnson partially lands. Osbourne lands a one two. Johnson bulls ahead and this a physique lock takedown, Osbourne scrambles to his toes however Johnson is on his again within the clinch. Knees from Johnson to the pinnacle and leg as Osbourne will get chest to chest then he breaks free. Osbourne lands a physique kick. Johnson retains coming ahead now. They commerce punches in shut because the spherical ends.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Osbourne however a detailed one

ROUND TWO: Johnson misses a leaping assault. Osbourne lands a leg kick. Osbourne catches a kick, almost will get a takedown however Johnson defends and separates. Johnson throws a entrance kick, that hits the groin and we’ve obtained a day out. Replay confirms the kick landed within the groin and Osbourne is down engaged on recovering. Osbourne takes nearly the total 5 minutes to get well, the heel of Johnson went proper into the cup, however he’s good to proceed and we’re again to combating. Extra leg kicks from Osbourne, then a aspect kick to the knee that seemed slightly ugly. Physique kick from Osbourne. Johnson lands an elbow. Little bit of a left from Osbourne. Osbourne catches one other kick and lands a leg kick. Each males miss punches. They clinch up and Johnson lands an elbow then a proper hand as they break. One other clinch from Johnson, they hit the fence and Osbourne begins working to remain upright. Johnson lands some knees however Osbourne spins him into the fence and lands some physique photographs. They commerce knees whereas combating for place. Johnson spins for the again standing however they fall to the mat and Osbourne comes out on high. Fast rise up from Johnson, Osbourne takes him again down although and so they scramble again up once more. Johnson lands a few jabs. There’s blood coming from the face of Osbourne, undecided precisely the place although. Little bit of a knee from Johnson, Osbourne fires again however Johnson lands a head kick. They commerce once more, then Johnson defends a double leg because the spherical ends.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Johnson, 19-19 total

ROUND THREE: They contact gloves for the final spherical. Osbourne lands a left hand to counter a kick. Each males maintain on the lookout for kicks. Osbourne reaches for a single leg, has to accept a clinch on the fence. They struggle for place within the clinch, just a few knees are getting traded. Osbourne with a stable knee to the physique then they break. A few punches from Osbourne then a little bit of a head kick. Johnson lands a left hand. Physique shot from Johnson. They commerce lefts. Osbourne tries a single leg, Johnson jumps for a guillotine however can’t get it and Osbourne winds up on his again towards the fence. Johnson is ready to stand with out an excessive amount of problem however Osbourne remains to be on his again. They break with out incident. A number of punches from Osbourne, then one other single leg and he will get on high this time with some precise management. Johnson tries a wall stroll, Osbourne strikes to the clinch and lands a knee then a proper hand as they break. Johnson sprawls away from a takedown, strikes to the again however they wind up simply scrambling to the toes. Osbourne lands a physique kick. Proper hand from Johnson, and so they each land punches because the clock runs out.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Osbourne however this might go both means, 29-28 Osbourne total

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Ode’ Osbourne through cut up determination (28-29, 29-28 x2)

29-28 both means is completely nice, first rate little struggle. No interview for Osbourne because the 5 minute low blow delay could be effecting our pacing going ahead.

Jordan Leavitt has gone 3-2 within the UFC, he’s coming off of a loss although and now seems to be to keep away from his first dropping streak. Victor Martinez brings a seven struggle successful streak into his UFC debut and he’s making an attempt to enter the promotion with a memorable efficiency. This one is shut and closed at -115 for Martinez towards -105 for Leavitt..

Light-weight Bout: Jordan Leavitt (10-2, 155.5 lbs.) vs. Victor Martinez (13-4, 154.5 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: Leavitt has an inch of peak and attain benefit. Ahead stress from Leavitt, he’s probing with kicks to the leg and physique. Martinez can’t struggle off a clinch then they hit the fence. Leavitt begins working for a takedown, winds up simply touchdown some knees whereas preserving management. Martinez is ready to spin free and reset. A number of punches from Martinez land. Leavitt lands a physique kick, he’s nonetheless poking with entrance kicks as nicely. Unintended kick to the groin of Martinez, each males had been shifting because the kick was thrown and Martinez is able to return after 20 seconds. Little bit of a left hand from Leavitt then a entrance kick to the physique. Leavitt grabs a clinch and unloads with knees to the physique, one to the pinnacle and Martinez drops resulting in the stoppage.

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Jordan Leavitt through TKO, knees and punches, at 2:27 of Spherical 1

The First Spherical End Membership thanks Mr. Leavitt for his work this night. Mic time for Leavitt after the win, he’s very pleased and says he was fearful about this struggle as a result of he is aware of how good Martinez is. He says he’s by no means actually knocked somebody out with strikes earlier than and talks us by means of a little bit of it. To shut he jokingly doubles down on calling anybody who will get drunk by 8pm a degenerate.

Knees to the physique deliver down the guard, opening up a lane for the knees to the pinnacle. Strong stuff from Leavitt.

Big knees from Jordan Leavitt result in the primary spherical end ⚡#UFCVegas70 — ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 25, 2023

Jasmine Jasudavicius has gone 1-1 within the UFC, she’s coming off of a loss although and now tries to keep away from her first ever dropping streak. Gabriella Fernandes is on a seven struggle successful streak together with just a few fights within the LFA, now she’s on the massive present and appears to make a very good first impression in her UFC debut. One other shut one by the percentages however Fernandes is your -125 favourite to +105 for Jasudavicius.

Girls’s Flyweight Bout: Gabriella Fernandes (8-1, 126 lbs.) vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius (7-2, 125.5 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: Jasudavicius is an inch taller with two inches of attain benefit. Southpaw for Fernandes, and so they contact gloves. Fernandes lands an inside leg kick. Plenty of lengthy vary weapons from Fernandes in the mean time, she lands a stable one two. Inside leg kick from Fernandes. Little bit of a proper from Jasudavicius. Fernandes lands a left hand, Jasudavicius does land a counter proper although. Left from Fernandes. Jasudavicius seems to be to stress ahead however can’t minimize off Fernandes. Jasudavicius tries a takedown, they hit the fence and he or she begins on the lookout for journeys. A number of knees from Jasudavicius as she’s looking for some form of takedown. It takes a second effort however Jasudavicius does get a takedown into leg drag. Jasudavicius lands just a few lefts. Physique to go punches from Jasudavicius, Fernandes is struggling to deal with the leg drag place and he or she’s form of caught. Jasudavicius strikes to aspect management as Fernandes lastly breaks the place. Elbows from Jasudavicius because the spherical ends.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Jasudavicius

ROUND TWO: Fernandes will get again to kicking to begin the spherical. Strong left hand from Fernandes. Jasudavicius lands a proper hand to counter a physique kick, then follows up with a clinch on the fence. Knees from Jasudavicius, Fernandes returns them as they begin combating for place. Jasudavicius forces Fernandes right down to her knees and lands an elbow as Fernandes wall walks. One other takedown from Jasudavicius, this time she lands in half guard. Some brief elbows from Jasudavicius. Jasudavicius passes to aspect management and begins on the lookout for the mounted crucifix. Some extra brief elbows from Jasudavicius and he or she lastly will get the mounted crucifix. Jasudavicius unloads with elbows and punches for a bit, Fernandes lastly is ready to break the place however nonetheless can’t stand up because the spherical ends.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Jasudavicius, 20-18 Jasudavicius total

ROUND THREE: Jasudavicius lands a left hook. Fernandes lands a left hand then an inside leg kick. Fernandes avoids a clinch, she is aware of she wants a giant spherical if not a end. Physique kick from Fernandes. Jasudavicius tries a single leg, that hits the fence and he or she journeys Fernandes down into half guard. Fernandes is making an attempt to wall stroll then tries to promote out for an arm in guillotine, there’s not a lot there although. Jasudavicius lands just a few punches to the physique and passes to aspect management. There’s a Von Flue choke try for Jasudavicius if she needs it, however she both doesn’t know the choke or doesn’t see the possibility, she will get her head free as Fernandes will get half guard again. Some punches from Jasudavicius land. Fernandes is caught once more, her lack of information and method down here’s a actual drawback and Jasudavicius is pleased to regulate and maintain touchdown punches. Fernandes is ready to hip escape in direction of full guard however can’t stand up and Jasudavicius strikes again on high and lands elbows then punches because the spherical ends.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Jasudavicius, 30-27 Jasudavicius total

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Jasmine Jasudavicius through unanimous determination (30-26 x3)

A ten-8 for Jasudavicius within the second is fully justified. No interview for the winner although.

Trevor Peek is undefeated coming into his UFC debut with all of these being finishes earlier than the third spherical, now he’s hoping to maintain up that stage of efficiency for his first struggle within the promotion. Erick Gonzalez has gone 0-2 within the UFC, now his again is considerably towards the wall as an 0-3 begin may nicely finish his time with the promotion. Peek closed because the -190 favourite towards the +160 of Gonzalez.

Light-weight Bout: Erick Gonzalez (14-7, 156 lbs.) vs. Trevor Peek (7-0 1 NC, 155.5 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: Gonzalez is 2 inches taller with a notable 5 inches of attain benefit. Each males come out firing. Peek lands an inside leg kick. Gonzalez avoids a proper hand. Leg kick from Peek. Peek with one other leg kick. They commerce some jabs. Peek doesn’t throw off pace, every part is thrown with just about every part he’s obtained. Some knees from Peek however they clinch and Gonzalez will get a physique lock takedown into aspect management. Gonzalez tries mount, not a clever determination as Peek strikes with him and stands however Gonzalez with one other takedown. Peek shortly fights as much as his toes and so they break. Peek lands a left hook. They swing into one other clinch and Peek grabs a headlock however Gonzalez slips to his again and simply journeys him down. Peek wall walks shortly however Gonzalez remains to be on his again within the clinch. Mat return from Gonzalez then he retains the again, he’s content material to hit mat returns and make Peek put on himself out getting up and again and again. Peek is ready to break the grip of Gonzalez and so they commerce punches. Gonzalez lands a proper hand. Peek appears to get up off of that and fires again however then tries a foolish headlock throw and Gonzalez journeys him down into half guard. Armbar assault from Peek, however he loses the grip and is ready to rise up however nonetheless within the clinch. Elbows from Gonzalez in shut then they break. Gonzalez lands a few rights. Peek slugs just a few punches, one touchdown to the physique then head and Gonzalez is damage. Peek seems to be to complete however Gonzalez clinches up and stalls the momentum. Peek lands just a few punches in shut, he’s going physique to go and simply swinging from his hips. Gonzalez tries to struggle again however Peek lands a clubbing proper that drops Gonzalez to his knees then just a few left uppercuts to the face which prompts the final second stoppage.

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Trevor Peek through KO, punches, at 4:59 of Spherical 1

The First Spherical End Membership thanks Mr. Peek for his work this night. Mic time for Peek, he’s over the moon and calls this his final dream then thanks everybody and expresses gratitude for the chance. He says he was once a wild child with out a imaginative and prescient for himself, and MMA may need saved his life however God has given him function and course in life. He doesn’t care if he ever wins belts, giving himself to God has been the best factor in his life, and this second is an extension of that. Requested in regards to the future he places over his coaches and feels he can go a good distance on this sport.

Right here’s the end. There’s little or no method in what Peek is doing, however between his dogged dedication to be on offense and his energy it doesn’t matter on this occasion. This sort of combating will get you damage, badly, towards the next stage of opposition however till you hit it simply being on offense, being prepared to struggle, and having energy will win lots of fights.

That’s it for prelims, on to the principle card.

We open with unlucky information, our foremost occasion is off as Nikita Krylov has some form of sickness that has rendered him unable to compete tonight.

Mike Malott is on a 5 struggle unbeaten streak that features a profitable UFC debut a couple of 12 months in the past, now he’s returning to the Octagon and appears to increase that streak whereas additional establishing himself as a prospect at welterweight. Yohan Lainesse has gone 1-1 within the UFC however he’s coming off of a win and now seems to be to derail Malott whereas getting his first UFC successful streak up and operating. The chances are with Malott at -215 to Lainesse’s +185.

Welterweight Bout: Yohan Lainesse (9-1, 171 lbs.) vs. Mike Malott (8-1-1, 171 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: These two are the identical peak whereas Lainesse has three inches of attain benefit. Malott pressures ahead as Lainesse switches stances whereas shifting. Southpaw for Malott. Physique kick and left hand from Malott. These physique kicks from Malott are beginning to add up. Lainesse misses a head kick. Little bit of a left hand from Lainesse, however Malott clinches up off of it and takes him down into half guard. Lainesse hip escapes to full guard. Malott passes again to half guard and assaults an arm triangle, and passes to the opposite aspect with it and forces the faucet.

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Mike Malott through Submission, arm triangle, at 4:15 of Spherical 1

The First Spherical End Membership thanks Mr. Malott for his work this night. Mic time for an emotional Malott, he places over Lainesse as a pal and good fighter, then says he’s hoping to encourage Canadian MMA. He says he prefers to jam within the cage relatively than do one thing too rehearsed, getting on high was a part of the sport plan however he did really feel assured on the toes however wasn’t going to play with that fireside too lengthy. To shut he talks us by means of the end then requests one other UFC card in Canada and talks about dropping relations throughout this coaching camp and offers like to his household.

Try how tight this choke is, Malott is basically deep on it and is ready to leverage on high of Lainesse to additional compress every part. This isn’t near the perfect total physique place, however the remainder of the choke is so tight that it simply doesn’t matter.


Replace on Krylov, the UFC medical employees is saying it was a meals born sickness. If it’s some form of meals poisoning Krylov has my sympathies, I’ve had that and it’s terrible.

Tatiana Suarez is undefeated and seemed like she was an inevitable UFC champion just a few years again, however damage points have saved her out of motion since June of 2019. Now Suarez is wholesome and appears to choose up the place she left off, heading proper in direction of the title stage. Montana De La Rosa has been up and down not too long ago, going 1-1-1 in her final three fights and coming off of a loss she’s making an attempt to spoil the return of Suarez and rating the largest win of her profession. Suarez is the largest favourite on your entire card at a whopping -750 to the +550 on De La Rosa.

Girls’s Flyweight Bout: Montana De La Rosa (12-7-1, 125.5 lbs.) vs. Tatiana Suarez (8-0, 125 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: De La Rosa has two inches of peak and attain benefit. Southpaw for Suarez. Little bit of a left from De La Rosa. Suarez lands a physique kick, then they clinch up and each ladies keep away from takedowns. They hit the fence and De La Rosa thinks a couple of guillotine as Suarez switches to a excessive crotch then lastly will get the takedown. De La Rosa sells out of the guillotine however loses the grip instantly and Suarez will get to work on high. Closed guard for De La Rosa, Suarez lands some physique to go punches. De La Rosa seems to be to wall stroll, however Suarez is ready to catch the again in transition and land punches. Suarez grabs a cradle as De La Rosa stands, and he or she’s in a position to experience her again down. De La Rosa bounces up, and Suarez lands just a few knees whereas preserving the clinch. A number of small punches from De La Rosa, Suarez remains to be after the takedown. Suarez lands some knees and punches whereas preserving the clinch. Extra knees from Suarez, De La Rosa begins returning them however can’t get off of the fence. Suarez switches for a double leg, however wont be capable of end it earlier than the spherical ends.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Suarez

ROUND TWO: Motion from Suarez because the spherical begins. Each ladies strive kicks however they only wind up clinched once more. De La Rosa tries to remain off the fence, she lands uppercuts however Suarez hits a headlock throw to get on high in aspect management. Suarez lands some elbows to the physique as she seems to be to maneuver in direction of a mounted crucifix. De La Rosa rolls to her knees, Suarez grabs a entrance headlock then spins to the experience place. They wrestle on their knees, De La Rosa is ready to regain her toes and push Suarez into the fence. Extra wrestling, Suarez grabs a entrance headlock, then jumps for a guillotine and begins working to tighten it up. It’s arm in and Suarez retains cranking on the choke till De La Rosa has to faucet.

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Tatiana Suarez through Submission, guillotine choke, at 2:51 of Spherical 2

Mic time for Suarez after the win, she’s so pleased to lastly be again and is aware of how arduous it isn’t to do what you’re keen on essentially the most and he or she’s pleased to indicate that preserving your head up and dealing will get you thru robust instances. She calls herself slightly anaconda from the entrance headlock similar to Patchy Combine, then thanks everybody who’s helped her over the previous few years then goes on to call a number of folks. Requested in regards to the future she’s coming for the strawweight title.

Augusto Sakai seemed like he could be a real contender at heavyweight again in 2020, however that 12 months he obtained a step up at school towards Alistair Overeem and misplaced which began his present 4 struggle dropping streak. Sakai might simply be in a win or go house kind state of affairs as a 5 struggle dropping streak nearly actually would finish his time with the UFC. Don’Story Mayes has gone 2-2 with 1 No Contest within the UFC, most not too long ago having a cut up determination loss modified to a No Contest on account of his opponent failing a drug check. Now Mayes tries to get his UFC report above the .500 mark for the primary time ever. This one is fairly shut however the odds like Sakai at -135 to a +115 payout on Mayes.

Heavyweight Bout: Don’Story Mayes (9-4 1 NC, 261.5 lbs.) vs. Augusto Sakai (15-5-1, 265 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: Mayes is three inches taller with 4 inches of attain benefit. They contact gloves to get us going. Sakai instantly lands a calf kick. Mayes with a physique kick. Each males miss punches. Sakai lands one other calf kick then pushes right into a clinch on the fence. They struggle for place, Mayes lands a knee earlier than they break. Sakai will get again to pressuring Mayes. Little bit of a left from Mayes, then Sakai lands a calf kick. Mayes tries a double leg, Sakai sprawls then they begin buying and selling knees within the clinch. Some elbows from Sakai then he makes use of a entrance headlock to spin Mayes. Sakai lands knees to the pinnacle from the entrance headlock. Mayes remains to be caught within the entrance headlock, moreknees from Sakai land. Mayes lastly will get his head out however he’s nonetheless clinched. Sakai with some punches to the physique and head, then an elbow from Sakai as they break. Calf kick from Sakai drops Mayes then Sakai will get on high within the experience place. A number of punches from Sakai land. Mayes is ready to stand however he’s simply pressed into the fence once more by Sakai. Elbow from Sakai and so they commerce within the clinch because the spherical ends.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Sakai

ROUND TWO: Sakai lands a flurry of punches culminating with a proper hook and the pushes right into a clinch. Mayes is ready to get free. Sakai lands a calf kick, these are including up shortly. Mayes lands a few punches however Sakai lands a proper hand then clinches. Some knees from Sakai land. Mayes fights to attempt to change the place however Sakai is pleased to simply land knees from wherever they’re. A number of punches then a knee from Sakai. Mayes lands just a few knees of his personal earlier than they break. Sakai punches into one other clinch. A number of brief punches from Sakai then a knee. The spherical simply form of grinds to a halt within the clinch with Sakai working punches.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Sakai, 20-18 Sakai total

ROUND THREE: Sakai comes out with some punches, then punches into one other clinch on the fence. Mayes ultimately will get free however eats a leg kick. Southpaw for Mayes now, that left leg has been tenderized. Sakai and Mayes commerce, then Sakai forces one other clinch. Some knees from Sakai earlier than Mayes pulls free. Mayes could be damage, he doesn’t look good. A number of punches from Mayes as he circles, however Sakai lands a proper hook and clinches once more. Sakai grabs a entrance headlock, Mayes retains grabbing on the shorts of Sakai to maintain him from snapping him down. Knees from Sakai land and he lastly snaps Mayes right down to the mat. Sakai with punches from the experience place, Mayes grabs contained in the glove, he’s been dishonest quite a bit this struggle between glove grabbing, fence grabbing, and the aforementioned brief grabbing. Mayes is ready to wall stroll, Sakai lands punches alongside the best way and so they resume clinching. Knee from Sakai, Mayes lands a spinning elbow and so they break. Sakai pushes right into a clinch and so they begin buying and selling there earlier than settling towards the fence. One other entrance headlock from Sakai and he sags Mayes right down to his seat towards the fence. Sakai lands punches from the experience because the spherical ends.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Sakai, 30-27 Sakai total

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Augusto Sakai through unanimous determination (30-27 x3)

Not precisely attention-grabbing or attention-grabbing however Sakai badly wanted that win. Sakai does get an interview together with the translator, he will get emotional speaking about how robust the previous few years have been and eventually getting a win means the world to him, then he thanks the UFC for not giving up on him. He anticipated to get a end however Mayes was robust, then places over his crew at American Prime Group.

Andre Muniz is on a 9 struggle successful streak together with being 5-0 within the UFC which has seen him crack the highest rankings, now he’s trying to defend that spot and attempt to set his sights on the highest ten of the division. Brendan Allen has a stable UFC report of 8-2 solely dropping to Sean Strickland and Chris Curtis, he’s at the moment on a 3 struggle successful streak and if he’s in a position to finest Muniz right here it will all however assure that he’ll crack the rankings himself. Muniz is the favourite at -205 whereas that +175 payout for Allen may tempt just a few bettors on the market.

Middleweight Bout: Brendan Allen (20-5, 186 lbs.) vs. #11 Andre Muniz (23-4, 186 lbs.)

ROUND ONE: Allen is an inch taller however Muniz has three inches of attain benefit. Southpaw for Muniz, and so they contact gloves to get issues going. Allen lands an inside leg kick, Muniz returns it. One other inside leg kick from Allen. Muniz lands a physique kick. Little bit of a proper from Allen. Muniz lands a left hand, Allen responds with a proper hand. Allen lands an inside leg kick. Each males miss punches. Muniz with an inside leg kick. Spinning again kick from Muniz lands. Allen with a physique kick. Muniz lands a few punches then Allen lands an inside leg kick. Laborious proper hook from Muniz lands. Allen lands a physique kick. Muniz with one other mixture then he tries a double leg towards the fence. Allen is defending, Muniz switches to a single leg and Allen is ready to get away. Allen lands a physique shot. Muniz lands a tough knee to the physique, however Allen obtained poked within the eye so we’ve obtained a day out. Replay exhibits there was some contact, nothing unhealthy although and we’re again to combating after 30 seconds. Physique kicks commute. Large of a left from Muniz. An alternate of punches closes the spherical.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Muniz however might go both means

ROUND TWO: Muniz lands an inside leg kick. Mixture from Muniz largely lands. Allen lands a left to the physique. Muniz lands a punch then avoids a spinning again fist. Allen avoids a knee. Muniz lands an inside leg kick then they commerce punches in shut. Allen lands an inside leg kick. Proper hook from Muniz. Allen avoids a double leg however winds up clinched on the cage. Muniz spins Allen down however Allen sweeps him and will get on high in full guard. Allen lands a few elbows. Muniz isn’t doing that a lot together with his guard, and Allen passes to aspect management. Allen lands just a few punches and ends the spherical on high.

SCORECARD: 10-9 Allen, 19-19 total

ROUND THREE: They contact gloves for the ultimate spherical. Little bit of a spinning kick from Muniz. Muniz lands a proper hand. One other couple of hooks from Muniz land. Allen lands an inside leg kick. Little bit of a left from Muniz. Allen lands a proper to the physique, Muniz fires again. Muniz lands a aspect kick to the knee. Allen misses just a few punches. Muniz lands a left hand then an inside leg kick. Allen lands a proper hand then a physique shot. Each males land hooks in shut. Physique kick from Muniz, however Allen catches it and will get a takedown into aspect management. Full mount for Allen, he goes after an arm triangle and makes use of it to get the again. Choke try from Allen, Muniz is defending although. Allen with one other choke try, this one will get tight and Muniz has to faucet.

OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Brendan Allen through Submission, rear bare choke, at 4:25 of Spherical 3

The Remaining Spherical End Membership thanks Mr. Allen for his work this night. Mic time for Allen, he says he’s been despatched a ton of hate recently and he thanks everybody who supported him earlier than flipping off everybody who doubted him. He knew Muniz would strive for the takedown and was nicely ready and felt that on high he was higher than Muniz, then thanks Muniz for taking the struggle and placing him over. Requested about the principle occasion bump he doesn’t care and simply needs a submit struggle bonus earlier than saying the UFC ought to go to New Orleans in some unspecified time in the future. To shut he’s requested what he needs subsequent, he would really like a rematch with Sean Strickland or Chris Curtis, if not that somebody like Jack Hermansson or Dricus Du Plessis. All pretty affordable name outs.

Properly that’s it folks, UFC on ESPN+ 78 has come to a detailed. Thanks for studying, this wasn’t fairly as unhealthy because it might have been even when nothing actually nice got here out of it. Subsequent week we’ve obtained UFC 285, and we’ll preview that tomorrow on the 411 Floor and Pound MMA Podcast. I hope you’ll be again subsequent week for that card, I do know I’ll. Till then thanks for studying, keep protected on the market, and maintain checking 411mania for your whole popular culture wants.