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Around the world of MMA: April 28-May 1

Reviews UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2 The UFC hosted an event at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, April 24th broadcast on pay-per-view: Welterweight Kamaru Usman (c) def. Jorge Masvidal KO (punch) 2 1:02 Women’s Strawweight Rose Namajunas def. Zhang Weili (c) KO (head kick) 1 1:18 Women’s Flyweight Valentina Shevchenko (c) def. Jéssica Andrade TKO (elbows) 2 3:19 Middleweight Uriah Hall def. Chris Weidman

Around the world of MMA: April 21-24

Reviews UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Gastelum The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada on Saturday, April 17th that was broadcast on both of the ESPN main networks: Middleweight Robert Whittaker def. Kelvin Gastelum Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–45, 50–45) 5 5:00 Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski def. Chase Sherman Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 Middleweight Jacob Malkoun def. Abdul Razak Alhassan Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27,

Around the world of MMA: April 14-17

Reviews UFC on ABC: Vettori vs. Holland The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada on Saturday, April 10th that was broadcast on both ABC and on ESPN+: Middleweight Marvin Vettori def. Kevin Holland Decision (unanimous) (50–44, 50–44, 50–44) 5 5:00 Featherweight Arnold Allen def. Sodiq Yusuff Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 Middleweight Julian Marquez def. Sam Alvey Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:07

Around the world of MMA: April 7-10

Reviews Bellator 255: Pitbull vs. Sanchez 2 Bellator MMA hosted an event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Friday, April 2nd that was broadcast on Showtime: Featherweight Patricio Freire (c) def. Emmanuel Sanchez Technical Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:35 Welterweight Jason Jackson def. Neiman Gracie Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 Heavyweight Tyrell Fortune def. Jack May TKO (punches) 1 3:16 Lightweight Usman Nurmagomedov def. Mike

Around the world of MMA: April 2nd

Reviews Absolute Championship Akhmat 120: Froes vs. Khasbulaev Absolute Championship Akhmat hosted an event at the Sibur Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Friday, March 26th that broadcast on Facebook: ACA Bantamweight Championship Magomed Bibulatov def. Daniel Oliveira (c) Decision (Unanimous) 5 5:00 Featherweight Championship Magomedrasul Khasbulaev def. Felipe Froes Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 4 1:02 Featherweight 66 kg Russia Salman Zhamaldaev def. Brazil Diego Brandão DQ (Illegal Kick) 2 1:05

Around the world of MMA: March 26-27

Reviews UFC on ESPN: Brunson vs. Holland The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada on Saturday, March 20th that will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+: Middleweight Derek Brunson def. Kevin Holland Decision (unanimous) (49–45, 49–46, 49–46) 5 5:00 Welterweight Max Griffin def. Song Kenan KO (punches) 1 2:20 Women’s Strawweight Montserrat Ruiz def. Cheyanne Buys Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–27) 3 5:00 Bantamweight

Around the world of MMA: March 19-20

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada on Saturday, March 13th that was broadcast on the ESPN+ streaming service: Welterweight Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad No Contest (accidental eye poke) 2 0:18 Light Heavyweight Ryan Spann def. Misha Cirkunov TKO (punches) 1 1:11 Featherweight Dan Ige def. Gavin Tucker KO (punch) 1 0:22 Bantamweight Davey Grant def. Jonathan

Around the world of MMA: March 12-14

Reviews UFC 259: Błachowicz vs. Adesanya The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, March 6th that was broadcast on the ESPN+ online streaming pay-per-view: Light Heavyweight Jan Błachowicz (c) def. Israel Adesanya Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–45, 49–45) 5 5:00 Women’s Featherweight Amanda Nunes (c) def. Megan Anderson Submission (triangle armbar) 1 2:03 Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling def. Petr Yan (c) DQ (illegal knee)

Around the world of MMA: March 6th

Reviews Absolute Championship Akhmat 118: Abdulaev vs. Vagaev 2 Absolute Championships Akhmat hosted an event in Russia on Friday, February 26th that was broadcast on the ACA Facebook page: Welterweight Champ Abubakar Vagaev def. Murad Abdulaev Decision (Unanimous) 5 5:00 Welterweight 77 kg Russia Gadzhimurad Khiramagomedov def. Kazakhstan Georgy Kichigin Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00 Lightweight 70 kg Russia Alexander Sarnavskiy def. Belarus Artem Damkovskiy Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 4:55 Bantamweight

Around the world of MMA: February 26-27

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, February 20th that was broadcast on the ESPN+ online streaming service: Heavyweight Derrick Lewis def. Curtis Blaydes KO (punch) 2 1:26 Catchweight (138 lb) Yana Kunitskaya def. Ketlen Vieira Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 Featherweight Darrick Minner def. Charles Rosa Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 29–27) 3