Bloody Elbow fight experts, Zane Simon & his cohort, Eddie Mercado recorded for you on Saturday, November 19th, 2022, with a breakdown of the UFC Vegas 65: ‘Nzechukwu vs Cutelaba’ now 11-bout Fight Night event; which took place from the APEX Facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Formerly booked as UFC Fight Night: ‘Lewis vs Spivac’ — *Due to illness, Derrick Lewis was removed from his heavyweight bout with Serghei Spivac. As a result, this headlining bout was removed from today’s card.
The guys have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event in the player above, or they can be caught on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel or any platform in our BE Presents Podcast Network.
For all the results, reactions and a plethora of details about the main card, and plenty of tidbits about all the prelims, be sure to hit play on the show to hear what our fight experts have to say!
Overall, this now 11-bout card saw only one exciting first round finish, but four thrilling KO/TKO’s, absolutely no submissions, and a whopping seven hard-fought decisions, two of them split. Rounding things out, our fighters who were awarded for putting forth BONUS efforts included — POTN: Every finish got a bonus — Kennedy Nzechukwu, Muslim Salikhov, Jack Della Maddalena, & Natália Silva. FOTN: none.
Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 65: ‘Nzechukwu vs Cutelaba’ fight card, updated records & full results from the event —
Official UFC Vegas 65 Scorecards
ESPN+ MAIN CARD
11. 205lbs: Kennedy Nzechukwu (11-3) DEF. Ion Cutelaba (16-9) — via TKO, Round 2, 1:02
10. 265lbs: Waldo Cortes-Acosta (9-0) DEF. Chase Sherman (16-11) — via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
9. 170lbs: Muslim Salikhov (19-3) DEF. Andre Fialho (16-6) — via TKO, Round 3, 1:03
8. 170lbs: Jack Della Maddalena (13-2) DEF. Danny Roberts (18-7) — via TKO, Round 1, 3:24
7. 125lbs: Charles Johnson (12-3) DEF. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (14-8) — via Split Decision: Johnson (29-28, 29-28), Zhumagulov (29-28)
6. 125lbs: Jennifer Maia (20-9) DEF. Maryna Moroz (11-4) — via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
5. 135lbs: Miles Johns (13-2) DEF. Vince Morales (11-7) — via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
4. 135lbs: Ricky Turcios (12-3) DEF. Kevin Natividad (9-4) — via Split Decision: Turcios (29-28, 29-28), Natividad (29-28)
3. 115lbs: Vanessa Demopoulos (9-4) DEF. Maria Oliveira (13-6) — via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2. 135lbs: Brady Hiestand (6-2) DEF. Fernie Garcia (10-3) — via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
1. 125lbs: Natália Silva (14-5) DEF. Tereza Bledá (6-1) — via TKO, Round 3, 1:27
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Join us again for another episode of the ‘6th Round’ in two weeks time, December 3rd, for the UFC ORLANDO: ‘THOMPSON VS HOLLAND’ Fight Night event! In the meantime, have a Happy Holiday and enjoy the break from current UFC events by browsing the UFC Archives on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass.