The night went off without a hitch and the UFC Vegas 65 results are in. UFC Vegas 65, Lewis vs Spivac, should have headlined the event. A non-covid, non-weight cut illness caused Lewis to pull out of the event at the last minute. The co-main event was moved up. It featured two light heavyweight fighters Nzechukwu vs Cutelaba. Kennedy Nzechukwu, the slightly favored fighter, coming off of a 3rd KO at his last showing. Ion Cutelaba was coming off of back to back losses. It was maybe not the headline the fans were after, but the fighters rose to the challenge and put on a great show.
In the first round of the main event, Ion Cutelaba looked to be the better prepared fighter. He was relentless with his takedowns and defended one from Kennedy Nzechukwu. The Nigerian, Nzechukwu, turned on the heat in the second round. The end for Cutelaba began with a knee that rocked him early in the round. Nzechukwu turned the heat up further, and after many unanswered strikes, the referee had seen enough and called it at 1:02 of round 2.
Here’s the post-fight press conference, courtesy of the UFC. The remainder of the UFC Vegas 65 results can be seen below. Some audio issues happen about halfway through Kennedy’s interview.
UFC Vegas 65 Results
Main Card (Aired on ESPN+ at 3PM CST on)
Derrick Lewis #7 (26-10-0) vs Serghei Spivac #12 (14-3-0) – heavyweight bout – cancelled due to Lewis illness
Kennedy Nzechukwu (11-3-0) vs Ion Cutelaba (16-9-1) – light heavyweight bout – Nzechukwu by 2nd round KO/TKO
Chase Sherman (16-11-0) vs Waldo Cortes Acosta (9-0-0) – heavyweight bout – Cortes Acosta by unanimous decision
Andre Fialho (16-6-0, 1NC) vs Muslim Salkhov (19-3-0) – welterweight bout – Salkhov by 3rd round KO/TKO
Jack Della Maddalena (13-2-0) vs Danny Roberts (18-7-0) – welterweight bout – Maddalena by 1st round KO/TKO
Charles Johnson (12-3-0) vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov (14-8-0) – flyweight bout – Johnson by split decision
Prelims (airing on ESPNews or ESPN+ at 1:00PM CST)
Jennifer Maia #8 (20-9-1) vs Maryna Moroz #15 (11-4-0) – women’s flyweight bout – Maia by unanimous decision
Vince Morales (11-6-0) vs Miles Johns (13-2-0) – bantamweight bout – Johns by unanimous decision
Ricky Turcios (13-3-0) vs Kevin Natividad (9-4-0) – bantamweight bout – Turcios by split decision
Vanessa Demopoulos (9-4-0) vs Maria Oliveira (13-6-0) – women’s strawweight bout – Demopoulos by unanimous decision
Brady Hiestand (7-2-0) vs Fernie Garcia (10-3-0) – bantamweight bout – Hiestand by unanimous decision
Natalia Silva (14-5-1) vs Tereza Bleda (1-1-0) – women’s flyweight bout – Silva by 3rd round KO/TKO
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