Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is locked and loaded for UFC Vegas 28 this Sat. night (June 5, 2021) on ESPN+ from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining duties fall to heavyweight hurters Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Augusto Sakai, who collide for a spot in the 265-pound title chase. Shortly before that hard-hitting affair gets underway, fellow heavyweight bruisers Walt Harris and Marcin Tybura go to war for division bragging rights.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Vegas 28 fight card below, starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” bouts at 4 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN+ main card start time at 7 p.m. ET.
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Rozenstruik vs. Sakai.” Without further delay, see below for the updated UFC Vegas 28 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC VEGAS 28 QUICK RESULTS:
Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Augusto Sakai
Walt Harris vs. Marcin Tybura
Roman Dolidze vs. Laureano Staropoli
Miguel Baeza vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Gregory Rodrigues vs. Dusko Todorovic
Antonio Arroyo vs. Tom Breese
Montana De La Rosa vs. Ariane Lipski
Tanner Boser vs. Ilir Latifi
Muslim Salikhov vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Kamuela Kirk — Kirk def. Amirkhani by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Mason Jones vs. Alan Patrick — No Contest (eye poke) at 2:14 of Round Two
Manon Fiorot vs. Tabatha Ricci — Fiorot def. Ricci by TKO (punches) at 3:00 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
Sean Woodson vs. Youssef Zalal — Woodson def. Zalal by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
Jordan Leavitt vs. Claudio Puelles — Puelles def. Leavitt by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
UFC VEGAS 28 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
265 lbs.: Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Augusto Sakai
265 lbs.: Walt Harris vs. Marcin Tybura
185 lbs.: Roman Dolidze vs. Laureano Staropoli
170 lbs.: Miguel Baeza vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
185 lbs.: Gregory Rodrigues vs. Dusko Todorovic
185 lbs.: Antonio Arroyo vs. Tom Breese
125 lbs.: Montana De La Rosa vs. Ariane Lipski
265 lbs.: Tanner Boser vs. Ilir Latifi
170 lbs.: Muslim Salikhov vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Round 1: Trinaldo slowly pressing forward. Both just miss with their rear hands. Body jab from Salikhov. Spinning back kick attempt a minute in. Trinaldo tries to explode into range with punches. Both crack the body. Salikhov tries to go high, takes a long 1-2. Brief clinch two minutes in. Front kick by Salikhov. Glancing left by Trinaldo in combination. Salikhov body kick. Right hand glances off. Low kick to body shot met by Trinaldo combinations with two minutes to go.
Knee to the body from the Brazilian. Salikhov leg kick, eats a hard left in response. Glancing head kick by Salikhov, wheel kick falls short. One minute to go. Salikhov goes low-high. Check hook. Trinaldo lands a body kick, but gets badly hurt by a counter right and falls under the subsequent fire. Brutal ground shots from Salikhov. Trinaldo tries to turn for a leg before the bell. 10-9 Salikhov.
Round 2: Early flurry from the Brazilian. Overhand left. Salikhov whiffs on an uppercut, takes a body shot. Body kick to right hand. 2-3 by Trinaldo. Calf kick seems to bother him a minute in. Sharp counter left. Double jab and left hook come back at him. Looping right wobbles Trinaldo once again, then a glancing head kick. Trinaldo still marching forward two minutes in, lands an overhand left. Jabs from Salikhov. Counter 2-3-2, but a glancing overhand left sends him stumbling back. Trinaldo lands some body shots and gets taken to the fence with two minutes to go.
Jockeying for position, separation. Straight right by Salikhov. Head kick attempt. Trinaldo puts him on the fence with a minute to go, can’t keep him there for long. Good left hook by Salikhov. Trinaldo body kick answered in kind. Salikhov slings him to the mat, doesn’t follow him down. Great fight. 10-9 Salikhov.
145 lbs.: Makwan Amirkhani vs. Kamuela Kirk
Round 1: Amirkhani tries an early flying knee. Kirk with a head kick attempt. Oblique kick. Another missed knee by Amirkhani a minute in. He shoots, denied. He shoots again, denied again. Kirk looks for a right hand. Two minutes in. 1-2 downstairs. Body kick. Amirkhani looks for a single-leg and takes Kirk to the fence. High-amplitude suplex by Amirkhani, but Kirk pops right back up, only to fall victim to an inside trip into guard with two minutes to go.
Kirk working to stand. He makes it up with a minute to go. They separate. Swatting right knocks Kirk off-balance for a moment, then Amirkhani takes a finger in the eye.Straight left from the Finn. Body kick, eats a hard right hand and glancing head kick in return. 10-9 Amirkhani.
Round 2: Low kick from Kirk. Amirkhani with a counter right, takes a straight downstairs. Kirk with a 1-2-2. One minute in. Another body shot. He easily denies a long-range shot. Straight right. Straight lefts from Amirkhani in return. Amirkhani counter right and reactive shot, avoiding a guillotine in the process. Kirk looks to elevate and attack a leg. More good use of butterfly hooks but he can’t make space. Two minutes to go.
Amirkhani settles down in guard, only to get caught in a triangle. Kirk adds an arm bar to it and it looks nasty, but Amirkhani waits it out and settles back into guard. 10-9 Kirk.
Round 3: They trade lefts to start. Amirkhani briefly changes levels, has a head kick blocked. Now a right hand exchange. Amirkhani looks pretty spent, but lands a left hand. 3-2. Uppercut to double-leg a minute in. He settles on top in guard. Staying heavy as Kirk tries to elevate two minutes in. Kirk tries to bring up his legs, then spins to his knees, hunting Amirkhani’s back. Amirkhani stays attached against the fence. Two minutes to go.
Rear waist lock for Amirkhani as Kirk tries to utilize the fence. Kirk sweeps into top position, survives a sweep in return, and sets up in half guard. One minute to go. Amirkhani just holding on. Gonna be some interesting scorecards. 10-9 Amirkhani.
Final result: Kirk def. Amirkhani by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Mason Jones vs. Alan Patrick
Round 1: Jones shuts down the first takedown attempt 30-seconds in. Wild spinning back fist appears to land for Patrick. Knee inside. Jones still trying to press forward, lands a body kick and denies another shot a minute in. Body shots in the clinch, elbow on the break. Counter right catches Patrick coming in. Patrick answers with a body kick. He tries to spin again and slips. Jabs from Jones two minutes in. Another failed spin by Patrick but he manages to crack Jones with a left hand. Jones body kicks on the fence. Brutal counter 2-1 wobbles Patrick. Glancing uppercut behind it with two minutes to go.
Jones stuffs another takedown and lands punches on the break. Head kick attempt, ducks a back fist. Patrick pulls guard, eating punches from guard. Nasty elbows from Jones. Patrick stands and Jones hits a takedown into half guard. One minute to go. More heavy ground-and-pound and a bloodied Patrick. Crushing elbow. He stands over Patrick and continues to bomb away. Now smashing Patrick as the Brazilian tries to stand. Patrick knuckles down and swings haymakers of his own. 10-8 Jones.
Round 2: Patrick goes for an early shot, only to be taken to the fence. Inside trip puts Jones on top in guard. Patient ground-and-pound a minute in. Patrick makes it to his feet and manages to separate, getting a warning for grabbing the fence in the process. Jones stuffs another takedown, but lands an eye poke in the process. Patrick says he can’t see, so they wave it off.
Final result: No Contest (eye poke)
125 lbs.: Manon Fiorot vs. Tabatha Ricci
Round 1: Fiorot advancing early, sending out heavy kicks. Man, the size difference looks enormous. More side kicks from Fiorot. One minute in. Jab connects. Low kick. Double jab. Ricci struggling with the reach difference. She tries to change levels, denied. Body kick to head kick from Fiorot two minutes in. 1-2 near the fence. Ricci looking for the occasional combo without success. Two minutes to go.
Sharp 1-2 from Fiorot. Ricci with a right hand after absorbing a combo. She shoots, denied, eats a side kick. Combination by Fiorot on the fence. Ricci shoots again, nothing doing, eats a 1-2 in return. One minute to go. Another Fiorot straight left. Ricci with a right downstairs. Fiorot 3-2, slips, takes a body kick. 10-9 Fiorot.
Round 2: Fiorot pressing forward once again, nearly hits a takedown of her own after landing a combination. Right hand at the end of a combo. One minute in, 1-2 connects. They trade leg kicks, Fiorot 1-2 behind hers. Good combo and a knee against the fence. Ricci just unable to slow Fiorot down so far. Two minutes in. Elbows from Fiorot against the fence. 3-2. Ricci catches a kick, lands a knee. Heavy right hand drops Ricci on the fence and Fiorot pummels her as she stands. Ricci somehow manages to survive and briefly gets a kimura grip before Fiorot separates and unloads for the finish.
Final result: Fiorot def. Ricci by TKO (punches)
145 lbs.: Sean Woodson vs. Youssef Zalal
Round 1: Woodson working behind his jab to start. Zalal circling, lands left hooks and low kicks. Body kick a minute in. Another clean left hook by Zalal. Woodson with his own low kick. Zalal shoots against the fence. Two minutes in. They separate. Woodson body kick, Zalal left hook. Clean 1-2 knocks Zalal back. Two minutes to go.
Check hook from Zalal. Both try spinning back kicks. Zalal continuing to target the lead leg, takes him to the fence. Can’t get the high crotch. One minute to go. Woodson reverses, tries a head kick on the break. Zalal re-enters with a double leg and wrangles him to the mat against the fence. 10-9 Zalal.
Round 2: Neither landing clean in the first minute. Counter right from Zalal, who eats a jab in return. Woodson body kick. Zalal looks for a double-leg. Can’t get it, lands a good elbow, re-shoots. Another elbow as they separate. Combination and body kick from Woodson. Two minutes to go.
Woodson grabs a body lock of his own and puts Zalal on the fence. He tries a combination on the break. Counter right met by a Zalal left hook. Another left hook. They trade low kicks in center cage. Lead right, combo form Woodson in return. One minute to go. Woodson counter left as Zalal changes levels. He wraps up a guillotine in the waning seconds. 10-9 Woodson.
Round 3: Zalal tries a reactive shot and takes Woodson to the fence. They separate, then Zalal shoots in again a minute in. Continuing to grind against the fence. They separate two minutes in. 1-2 from Woodson. Knee to the body. Two-piece. Zalal changes levels and puts him on the fence again. Two minutes to go.
Zalal still grinding. Woodson looks for a guillotine and the pair separate. Zalal looks for a takedown with a minute to go and Woodson wraps up another guillotine, sweeping into top position. Zalal slips out the back door and takes the back, only to get swept. Woodson landing better in the waning seconds. 10-9 Woodson.
Final result: Woodson def. Zalal by split decision
155 lbs.: Jordan Leavitt vs. Claudio Puelles
Round 1: They trade leg kicks to start. Leavitt landing the heavier ones so far. Both hit the body. Leavitt shoots in for a single-leg, continues to drive as Puelles tries to roll free. One minute in. Puelles defending against the fence, pops up as he’s dragged down. Two minutes in. Leavitt finally manages to get him down and take guard, only for Puelles to stand once again. Puelles still can’t dislodge him, though. Another successful takedown. Puelles stands against the fence with two minutes to go.
Now Puelles manages to limp-leg out and separate. Trading body kicks and low kicks. Puelles shoots, sprawled on initially, gets him down with a minute to go. On top in guard. Leavitt looking to attack an arm. 10-9 Leavitt?
Round 2: Early clinch, elbow lands for Leavitt. Left hand from Puelles. Leavitt looks for a single-leg. Good defense from Puelles, who tries to spin to Leavitt’s back. a minute in. Leavitt threatens a leg, ends up on the bottom in half guard. Two minutes in. Puelles avoids a sweep and an omoplata attempt. Back to guard. Two minutes to go.
Puelles dives in with a couple of right hands and looks for his back. Some punches land for him. One minute to go. One hook in for the Peruvian, now the body triangle. 10-9 Puelles.
Round 3: Puelles hits an early takedown into half guard. Leavitt tries to scramble a minute in. Full guard. Elbow from Puelles. Two minutes in. North-south. Leavitt seemingly accepting this as Puelles chips away with short punches. Two minutes to go.
Ref decides to stand them up. Puelles hits another easy takedown into guard. He stands over Leavitt and drops punches. One minute to go. Puelles chips away until the bell. 10-9 Puelles.
Final result: Puelles def. Leavitt by unanimous decision