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UFC Fight Island 5 is the fifth edition of the weekly fight night series in Yas Island, and constitutes a brilliant card. The main event is the Bantamweight contest between Marlon Moraes and Cody Sandhagen. Night’s pre-concluder bout is the much anticipated Featherweight bout between Edson Barboza and Makwan Amirkhani. Apart from the feature fights, all eyes would be on Markus Perez as in the Weigh-ins and Face-offs, the fighter came dressed as a Joker. He is set to face Dricus Du Plessis.
A grand total of 13 fights are lined-up this time, and out of the 26 MMA professionals, 5 will enter the arena with a perfect win record, but whether they’ll be able to walk out with a clean record is not certain, however with a stacked-up card an action packed spectacle is guaranteed.
- Bantamweight Fight (Main Event): Marlon Moraes (23-6) Vs. Cory Sandhagen (12-2)
- Featherweight Fight (Co-main): Edson Barboza (20-9) Vs. Makwan Amirkhani (16-4)
- Heavyweight Fight: Ben Rothwell (38-12) Vs. Marcin Tybura (19-6)
- Middleweight Fight: Markus Perez (12-3) Vs. Dricus Du Plessis (14-2)
- Heavyweight Fight: Tom Aspinall (8-2) Vs. Alan Baudot (8-1)
- Featherweight Fight: Youssef Zalal (10-2) Vs. Ilia Topuria (8-0)
- Middleweight Fight: Tom Breese (11-2) Vs. KB Bhullar (8-0)
- Heavyweight Fight: Chris Daukaus (9-3) Vs. Rodrigo Nascimento Ferreira (8-0)
- Middleweight Fight: Impa Kasanganay (8-0) Vs. Joaquin Buckley (10-3)
- Bantamweight Fight: Ali Alqaisi (8-4) Vs. Tony Kelley (6-2)
- Featherweight Fight: Giga Chikadze (10-2) Vs. Omar Morales (10-0)
- Women Bantamweight Fight: Tracy Cortez (7-1) Vs. Stephanie Egger (5-1)
- Flyweight Fight: Bruno Silva (10-4) Vs. Tagir Ulanbekov (12-1)
UFC Fight Island 5: Telecast and Streaming Details
- US: Simulcast on ESPN, and ESPN+, and can be streamed through ESPN+
- UK: BT Sport 1, and can be streamed through BT Sport 1.
- Australia: ESPN, and can be streamed through Kayo.
- India: SONY TEN 2/TEN2 HD, and can be streamed through SONY LIV app/website.
The event can be universally streamed through UFC Fight Pass.
UFC Fight Island 5: Results
Preliminary Card Results
- Flyweight Fight: Bruno Silva Vs. Tagir Ulanbekov. Results: Ulanbekov def. Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Women Bantamweight Fight: Tracy Cortez Vs. Stephanie Egger. Results: Cortez def. Egger via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Featherweight Fight: Giga Chikadze Vs. Omar Morales. Result: Chikadze def. Morales via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Bantamweight Fight: Ali Alqaisi Vs. Tony Kelley. Result: Kelley def. Alqaisi via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Middleweight Fight: Impa Kasanganay Vs. Joaquin Buckley. Result: Buckley def. Kasanganay via. KO- Round 2, 2:03
- Heavyweight Fight: Chris Daukaus Vs. Rodrigo Nascimento Ferreira. Result: Daukaus def. Nascimento via KO- Round 1, 0:45
- Middleweight Fight: Tom Breese Vs. KB Bhullar. Result: Breese def. KB Bhullar via TKO- Round 1, 1:42
Main Card Results
- Featherweight Fight: Youssef Zalal Vs. Ilia Topuria. Result: Topuria def. Zalal via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Heavyweight Fight: Tom Aspinall Vs. Alan Baudot. Result: Aspinall def. Baudot via TKO- Round 1, 1:35
- Middleweight Fight: Markus Perez Vs. Dricus Du Plessis. Result: Du Plessis def. Perez via KO- Round 1, 3:22
- Heavyweight Fight: Ben Rothwell Vs. Marcin Tybura. Result: Tybura def. Rothwell via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
- Featherweight Fight (Co-main): Edson Barboza Vs. Makwan Amirkhani. Result: Barboza def. Amirkhani via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
- Bantamweight Fight (Main Event): Marlon Moraes Vs. Cory Sandhagen. Result: Sandhagen def. Moraes via TKO- Round 2, 1:03
UFC Fight Island 5: Summary
With Sandman’s spinning heel kick finish, UFC Fight Island 5 is now registered in the record books. The event saw 6 clean finishes and a potential knockout of the year. With their impressive display, four fighters viz. Cory Sandhagen, Joaquin Buckley, Tom Breese, and Chris Daukaus, won the performance of the night award.
Now the attention shifts to next week’s Fight Night– UFC Fight Island 6. Where Brian Ortega and The Korean Zombie will lock horns to become the new No.1 contender for the Featherweight title.
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