UFC Vegas 74: Kai Kara-France vs. Amir Albazi results and bonuses: Who all got the $50,000 bonus?
UFC Vegas 74, held at the UFC APEX on Saturday, featured a thrilling night of fights from start to finish. The event culminated with a critical flyweight matchup between Kai Kara-France and Amir Albazi. Let’s take a look at the results of all the fights.
UFC Vegas 74, held at the UFC APEX on Saturday, delivered a spectacular night of fights that left fans on the edge of their seats. The event was headlined by a pivotal flyweight matchup between Kai Kara-France and Amir Albazi, but there were plenty of other exciting bouts throughout the card. Let’s dive into the results and relive the action-packed evening.
In the main event, Amir Albazi emerged victorious over Kai Kara-France in a hard-fought battle that went the distance. The judges’ scorecards reflected the competitiveness of the matchup, with the split decision going in favor of Albazi. The final scores were 48-47, 48-47, and 47-48. Both fighters showcased their skills and left everything inside the Octagon, making it a captivating clash from start to finish. Kara-France displayed his striking prowess, unleashing powerful combinations, while Albazi showcased his grappling abilities, attempting takedowns and controlling the ground game. In the end, Albazi’s well-rounded approach and effective game plan secured him the victory.
The co-main event featured a featherweight showdown between Alex Caceres and Daniel Pineda. This bout was an absolute barnburner, with both fighters leaving it all in the cage. Caceres emerged as the victor after a hard-fought three-round battle, winning by unanimous decision with scores of 29-28 across the board. The fight was a non-stop display of striking exchanges, grappling scrambles, and submission attempts. Caceres showed great resilience and showcased his well-rounded skills, landing effective strikes and defending against Pineda’s aggressive attacks. It was an exhilarating contest that kept fans at the edge of their seats until the final bell.
The main card also featured some impressive finishes. Jim Miller, a veteran of the sport, delivered a jaw-dropping knockout just 23 seconds into the first round against Jesse Butler. Miller connected with a devastating left hand that sent Butler crashing to the canvas, resulting in a walk-off knockout. The fans erupted with excitement as Miller celebrated his quick and emphatic victory.
In a flyweight matchup, Tim Elliott put on a dominant performance against Victor Altamirano, securing a unanimous decision victory with scores of 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28. Elliott utilized his veteran experience and showcased his grappling skills throughout the fight, controlling the pace and dictating the action. Altamirano showed heart and resilience, but he was unable to overcome Elliott’s relentless pressure and well-executed game plan.
Karine Silva made a huge statement in the flyweight division with a submission win over Ketlen Souza. Silva wasted no time in taking control of the fight, securing a kneebar submission at 1:35 of the first round. Souza had no choice but to tap out, giving Silva an impressive victory in her UFC debut. The quick finish showcased Silva’s skills and potential in the flyweight division, making her a fighter to watch out for in the future.
In a welterweight showdown, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos faced Abubakar Nurmagomedov in a closely contested battle. Zaleski dos Santos emerged victorious with a split decision win, as the judges’ scores were 29-28, 29-28, and 28-29 in his favor. The fight was a back-and-forth affair, with Zaleski dos Santos displaying his striking skills and defending well against Nurmagomedov’s grappling attempts. The split decision victory highlighted the competitive nature of the bout and showcased Zaleski dos Santos’ resilience and ability to adapt during the fight.
On the preliminary card, there were several notable matchups. Daniel Santos secured a unanimous decision victory over Johnny Munoz Jr. in a featherweight bout, displaying his striking accuracy and defensive grappling skills. In a women’s strawweight clash, Maria Oliveira impressed with a second-round TKO victory over Hannah Johnson, showcasing her striking power and precision.
UFC Vegas 74 provided fans with an unforgettable night of fights. From the thrilling main event to the impressive finishes and competitive battles, the event showcased the talent and excitement that the UFC has to offer. The fighters gave their all inside the Octagon, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the next event. With such a stellar lineup of bouts, UFC Vegas 74 will undoubtedly be remembered as a night filled with extraordinary performances and memorable moments in the world of mixed martial arts.
UFC Vegas 74 results [via ufc.com]
- Main Event: Amir Albazi (48-47, 48-47) defeats Kai Kara-France (48-47) by split decision
- Co-Main Event: Alex Caceres defeats Daniel Pineda by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Jim Miller defeats Jesse Butler by KO (left hand) at 0:23 of Round 1
- Tim Elliott defeats Victor Altamirano by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Karine Silva defeats Ketlen Souza by submission (kneebar) at 1:35 of Round 1
- Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (29-28, 29-28) defeats Abubakar Nurmagomedov (29-28) by split decision
- Daniel Santos defeats Johnny Munoz by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
- Don’Tale Mayes defeats Andrei Arlovski by TKO (right hand) at 3:17 of Round 2
- John Castaneda defeats Muin Gafurov by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
- Muhammad Naimov defeats Jamie Mullarkey by TKO (right hook and punches) at 2:59 of Round 2
- Elise Reed defeats Jinh Yu Frey by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Da’Mon Blackshear defeats Luan Lacerda by TKO (strikes) at 3:54 of Round 2
- Philipe Lins defeats Maxim Grishin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
UFC Vegas 74 bonus winners
Fight of the Night: Alex Caceres vs. Daniel Pineda
Performance of the Night: Jim Miller
Performance of the Night: Muhammad Naimov
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