The Octagon returns to Brazil today for UFC Brasilia, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by lightweight fighters Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira.
The highly anticipated main event will now be a catchweight bout, this after Lee failed to make the 156lbs weight limit on Friday.
Kevin Lee (18-5 MMA) will enter UFC Brasilia looking to build on the momentum of his first round knockout victory over Gregor Gillespie at UFC 244. That win snapped a two-fight losing skid for “The MoTown Phenom”, who had previously suffered losses to Al Iaquinta and Rafael dos Anjos.
Meanwhile, Charles Oliveira (28-8 MMA) is currently riding a six-fight win streak, his latest being a first round knockout victory over Jared Gordon in November.
Welterweights Demian Maia and Gilbert Burns will collide in the co-main event of UFC Brasilia.
Maia (28-9 MMA) will enter tonight’s event on a three-fight win streak, his latest being a submission victory over Ben Askren this past October.
As for Gilbert Burns (17-3 MMA), “Durinho” is currently riding a four-fight winning streak, this after scoring a decision victory over Gunnar Nelson in September.
Get all of today’s Results and Highlights below:
UFC Brasilia Main Card (7pm Est on ESPN+)
Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira – Oliveira def. Lee via submission (guillotine) in Round 3
Demian Maia vs. Gilbert Burns – Burns def. Maia via TKO in Round 1
Renato Moicano vs. Damir Hadzovic – Moicano def. Hadzovic via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:44 of Round 1
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Johnny Walker vs. Nikita Krylov – Krylov def. Walker by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Francisco Trinaldo vs. John Makdessi – Trinaldo defeated Makdessi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
UFC Brasilia Prelims (5pm Est on ESPN+)
Jussier Formiga vs. Brandon Moreno – Moreno def. Formiga by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Amanda Ribas vs. Randa Markos – Ribas def. Markos by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25 x2)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Aleksei Kunchenko – Dos Santos def. Kunchenko by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Enrique Barzola vs. Rani Yahya – Ruled a majority draw (29-28 for Barzola, 28-28 x2)
UFC Brasilia Early Prelims (3pm Est on ESPN+)
Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Maryna Moroz – Moroz def. Silva by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Bruno Silva vs. David Dvorak – Dvorak def. Silva by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Veronica Macedo vs. Bea Malecki — Malecki def. Macedo by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com March 14, 2020