Coming live this Saturday night from the APEX Center in Las Vegas is another edition of UFC Fight Night. MMA’s top promotion under the publicly traded Endeavor has a stacked up main card coming this weekend. Reported by TomCintula: AllAccessMMA
In the main event comes a women’s flyweight match as Marina Rodriguez (13-1-2 MMA, 3-1-2 UFC) takes on Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson (18-8 MMA, 5-4 UFC). Rodriguez is looking for her fourth Octagon win and also has two draws. The Brazilian native takes on the Jackson-Wink MMA Academy product whose last UFC win came against Angela Hill back in September of 2020.
The co-main event features a welterweight bout between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (36-15, 1 NC MMA, 23-12, 1 NC UFC) and Alex Morono (18-7, 1 NC MMA, 7-4, 1 NC UFC). Both men have something in common as they each had a no-contest against Niko Price, which is something of a fun fact. Cerrone snapped his four-fight losing streak with that end result as he looks to win his first fight since defeating Al Iaquinta in May of 2019. Morono last had his hand raised against Rhys McKee in November of 2020 as he takes the Cerrone fight on short notice following the outright release of Diego Sanchez.
A second welterweight bout comes between Neil Magny (24-8 MMA, 17-6 UFC) and Geoff Neal (13-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC). Magny will look to add to his win total inside the Octagon, gunning for his eighteenth victory while Neal looks to avenge his first UFC loss to Stephen Thompson with a win over the 23-fight UFC veteran.
In heavyweight competition, the Performance Compound’s own Maurice Greene (9-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC goes for his 10th win when he battles Marcos Rogerio de Lima (17-7-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) from American Top Team.
In lightweight division action, Diego Ferriera 17-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) goes head-to-head against Gregor Gillespie (13-1, 6-1 UFC). Ferreira lost a split decision matchup to Beniel Dariush back in February this year while Gillespie lost his first fight in the UFC to Kevin Lee via TKO. Both looking to start up their own winning streak.
Finally, in women’s strawweight action, Amanda Ribas (10-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) takes on Angela Hill (13-9 MMA, 7-7 UFC.
UFC Fight Night will air on ESPN at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT with Preliminary matches on ESPN+ this Saturday night.