UFC on ESPN: Eye vs. Calvillo
The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, June 13th that was simulcast on ESPN and ESPN+ online:
Catchweight (126.25 lbs) Cynthia Calvillo def. Jessica Eye Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–46, 48–47) 5 5:00
Catchweight (190.5 lbs) Marvin Vettori def. Karl Roberson Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:17
Lightweight Charles Rosa def. Kevin Aguilar Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Andre Fili def. Charles Jourdain Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Jordan Espinosa def. Mark De La Rosa Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Women’s Flyweight Mariya Agapova def. Hannah Cifers Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:42
Catchweight (140 lbs) Merab Dvalishvili def. Gustavo Lopez Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–26, 30–25) 3 5:00
Women’s Bantamweight Julia Avila def. Gina Mazany TKO (punches) 1 0:22
Catchweight (138.5 lbs) Tyson Nam def. Zarrukh Adashev KO (punch) 1 0:32
Welterweight Christian Aguilera def. Anthony Ivy TKO (punches) 1 0:59
COVID-19 aka Corona Virus related cancellations
Unnamed ONE Championship event, ONE Championship 113, ONE Warrior Series 12 and Glory 78: Rotterdam
-On Saturday, June 6th Conor McGregor announced for a third time that he would be retiring from MMA. As this is his third time announcing it, time will tell if this is a permanent retirement or another negotiating strategy.
-The location of the fabled “Fight Island” that UFC President Dana White has referred to several times was recently revealed on Tuesday, June 9th to be Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The UFC has previously hosted three other events on the island before and plans to host at least four events at the sight which has been equipped with several training facilities, hotels and restaurants for “essential personal”.
Fight Island’s location allows for international fighters to compete in events while avoiding US instituted travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
The United Arab Emirates interest in this event dates back to the Abu Dhabi based company Flash Entertainment’s ownership in the UFC.
UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov
The UFC will be hosting an event at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, June 20th that will be broadcast on ESPN:
Heavyweight Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov
Featherweight Josh Emmett vs. Shane Burgos
Women’s Bantamweight Raquel Pennington vs. Marion Reneau
Welterweight Belal Muhammad vs. Lyman Good
Catchweight (160 lbs) Jim Miller vs. Roosevelt Roberts
Lightweight Clay Guida vs. Bobby Green
Women’s Strawweight Tecia Torres vs. Brianna Van Buren
Middleweight Marc-André Barriault vs. Oskar Piechota
Women’s Flyweight Cortney Casey vs. Gillian Robertson
Lightweight Matt Frevola vs. Frank Camacho
Women’s Flyweight Roxanne Modafferi vs. Lauren Murphy
Lightweight Austin Hubbard vs. Max Rohskopf