UFC Vegas 76: ‘Strickland vs. Magomedov’ Live Results and Highlights

By Chris Taylor - July 1, 2023

The Octagon returns to Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 76 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Sean Strickland vs. Abus Magomedov.

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Strickland (26-5 MMA) most recently competed in January of this year, where he earned a unanimous decision win over Nassourdine Imavov in a light heavyweight bout. That victory snapped a two-fight losing skid for the 32-year-old American, as ‘Tarzan’ had previously suffered defeats to Alex Pereira and Jared Cannonier respectively.

Meanwhile, Abus Magomedov (25-4 MMA) will enter tonight’s headliner sporting a three-fight winning streak, his most recent coming by way of TKO against Dustin Stoltzfus in his Octagon debut in September of last year.

UFC Vegas 76 is co-headlined by a lightweight contest featuring Damir Ismagulov taking on Grant Dawson.

Ismagulov (24-2 MMA) will enter the contest looking to rebound, this after dropping a decision to Arman Tsarukyan in his most recent effort this past December. Prior to that loss, the 31-year-old Russian had put together a nineteen-fight win streak.

Meanwhile, Grant Dawson (19-1 MMA) has gone 7-0-1 since joining the UFC ranks in March of 2019. ‘KGD’ earned a submission victory over Mark Madsen in his most recent Octagon appearance this past November.

If that wasn’t enough to get you interested, tonight’s UFC Vegas 76 featured prelim showcases the return of Kevin Lee who is set to take on Rinat Fakhretdinov at welterweight.

Kevin Lee

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Lee (19-7 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since March of 2022, where he scored a decision win over Diego Sanchez under the Eagle FC fight banner. ‘The Motown Phenom’ has gone 3-4 over his past seven fights overall.

Meanwhile, Rinat Fakhretdinov (20-1 MMA) will enter the contest sporting a nineteen-fight winning streak, his latest being a unanimous decision victory over Bryan Battle. ‘Gladiator’ has gone 2-0 since joining the UFC ranks in June of last year.

Get all of tonight’s live results and highlights below (refresh for updates):

UFC Vegas 76 Main Card (7pm EST on ESPN+):

Sean Strickland (186) vs. Abus Magomedov (186) – Strickland def. Magomedov via TKO at 4:20 of Round 2

Damir Ismagulov (156) vs. Grant Dawson (156) – Dawson def. Ismagulov by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)

Max Griffin (170.5) vs. Michael Morales (170.5) – Morales def. Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Ariane Lipski (126) vs. Melissa Gatto (125.5) – Lipski def. Gatto by split decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)

Ismael Bonfim (156) vs. Benoît Saint-Denis (156) – Saint-Denis def. Bonfim via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:48 of Round 1

Brunno Ferreira (185) vs. Nursulton Ruziboev (183.5) – Ruziboev def. Ferreira via KO (punches) at 1:17 of Round 1

UFC Vegas 76 Preliminary Card (4pm EST on ESPN+):

Kevin Lee (171) vs. Rinat Fakhretdinov  (171) – Rakhretdinov def. Lee via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:55 of Round 1

Joanderson Brito (145.5) vs. Westin Wilson (146) – Brito def. Wilson via KO (punches) at 2:54 of Round 1

Yana Santos (144.5) vs. Karol Rosa (146) – Rosa def. Santos by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Guram Kutateladze (155) vs. Elves Brenner (155) – Brenner def. Kutateladze via TKO at 3:17 of Round 3


Ivana Petrović (125.5) vs. Luana Carolina (126) – Carolina def. Petrovic by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Alexandr Romanov (264) vs. Blagoy Ivanov (259) – Romanov def. Ivanov by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Who are you picking to win tonight’s UFC Vegas 76 main event between Sean Strickland and Abus Magomedov? Share your predictions in the comments on social media.

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