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UFC Chile Results: Maia vs. Usman

UFC Chile Results Thread

The octagon invades Chile for the first time tonight for the promotions UFC Fight Night 129 event.

The fight card, which takes place at Movistar Arena in Santiago, is headlined by a key welterweight contest featuring former title challenger Demian Maia taking on surging division contender Kamaru Usman.

Kamaru Usman (12-1 MMA) was initially slated to face Santiago Ponzinibbio in the event headliner, but “Ponz” was forced out of the contest with an injury.

“The Nigerian Nightmare” is currently riding an impressive eleven fight win streak, his latest being a unanimous decision victory over Emil Meek at January’s UFC Fight Night event in St. Louis.

As for Demian Maia, the former middleweight and welterweight title challenger is coming off a lopsided decision loss to Colby Covington this past October.

The loss served as Maia’s second in a row, as he was previously defeated by Tyron Woodley at UFC 214 in Anaheim.

Prior to the pair of decision setbacks, Demian Maia had put together an impressive seven fight win streak which included submission victories over Carlos Condit, Matt Brown and Neil Magny.

In the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC Fight Night event in Chile surging UFC strawweight fighters Alexa Grasso and Tatiana Suarez will square off with the winner moving one step closer towards a title shot.

Get all of the tonight’s UFC Chile Results below:

UFC Chile Main Card on FS1 (10 p.m. ET):

170 lbs: Demian Maia vs. Kamaru Usman – Usman def. Maia via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46 x2)
115 lbs: Alexa Grasso vs. Tatiana Suarez – Suarez def. Grasso via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:44 of Round 1
205 lbs: Jared Cannonier vs. Dominick Reyes – Ryes def. Cannonier via knockout (uppercut) at 2:55 of Round 1
135 lbs: Guido Cannetti vs. Diego Rivas- Cannetti def. Rivas via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
125 lbs: Veronica Macedo vs. Andrea Lee – Lee def. Macedo via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
170 lbs: Chad Laprise vs. Vicente Luque – Luque def. Laprise via knockout (punch) at 4:16 of Round 1

UFC Chile Prelims on FS2 (8 p.m. ET):

170 lbs: Michel Prazeres vs. Zak Cummings – Prazeres def. Cummings via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
125 lbs: Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Moreno – Pantoja def. Moreno via unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 29-27)
115 lbs: Poliana Botelho vs. Syuri Kondo – Boelho def. Kondo via TKO at :33 of Round 1
145 lbs: Gabriel Benitez vs. Humberto Bandenay – Benitez def. Bandenay via KO (Slam and punches) at :39 of Round 1

UFC Chile Prelims on UFC Fight Pass (6:30 p.m. ET):

135 lbs: Henry Briones vs. Frankie Saenz – Saenz def. Briones via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
155 lbs: Claudio Puelles vs. Felipe Silva – Puelles def. Silva via submission (kneebar) at 2:23 of Round 3
145 lbs: Enrique Barzola vs. Brandon Davis – Barzola def. Davis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26 x2)

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