The Octagon returns to Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 27 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by bantamweights Rob Font and Cody Garbrandt.
Font (18-4 MMA) will enter tonight’s main event on a three-fight win streak, his latest being a first round TKO victory over Marlon Moraes this past December. That win was preceded by unanimous decision victories over Ricky Simon and Sergio Pettis.
Meanwhile, Cody Garbrandt (12-3 MMA) will enter UFC Vegas 27 in hopes of building off the momentum from his stunning knockout of Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250. That win snapped a three-fight losing skid for the former bantamweight champion, as ‘No Love’ had suffered knockout losses to Pedro Munhoz and TJ Dillashaw (x2).
Tonight’s UFC Vegas 27 event is co-headlined by a key women’s strawweight matchup featuring former title holder Carla Esparza taking on streaking division contender Yan Xiaonan.
Esparza (17-6 MMA) will enter tonight’s contest sporting a four-fight winning streak, her latest being a split-decision victory over Marina Rodriguez.
Meanwhile, Yan Xiaonan (13-1 MMA) is currently riding an eleven-fight winning streak, which includes five-straight wins under the UFC banner. The Chinese standout is coming off a unanimous decision victory over former title challenger Claudia Gadelha in her most recent effort.
Get tonight’s full fight card and start times below:
UFC Vegas 27 Main Card (ESPN+ at 7pm EST)
Rob Font vs. Cody Garbrandt – Font def. Garbrandt by unanimous decision (50-45 x2, 48-47)
Yan Xiaonan vs. Carla Esparza – Esparza def. Xiaonan by TKO (elbows) in Round 2
Justin Tafa vs. Jared Vanderaa – Vanderaa def. Tafa by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Felicia Spencer vs. Norma Dumont – Dumont def. Spencer by split-decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Ricardo Ramos vs. Bill Algeo – Ramos def. Algeo by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Jack Hermansson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan – Hermansson def. Shahbazyan by unanimous decision (29-27 x3)
UFC Vegas 27 Prelims (ESPN+ at 4pm EST)
Ben Rothwell vs. Chris Barnett – Rothwell def. Barnett via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:08 of Round 2
Court McGee vs. Claudio Silva – McGee def. Silva by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 29-27)
Bruno Silva vs. Victor Rodriguez – Silva def. Rodriguez via KO at 1:00 of Round 1
— UFC (@ufc) May 22, 2021
Joshua Culibao vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke – Culibao def. Nueranbieke by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
David Dvorak vs. Juancamilo Ronderos – Dvorak def. Ronderos via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:18 of Round 1
— UFC (@ufc) May 22, 2021
Rafael Alves vs. Damir Ismagulov – Ismagulov def. Alves by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
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— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) May 22, 2021
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