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UFC on ESPN: Vera vs. Sandhagen Results March 25, 2023: Highlights, Commentary, Live Update, Winners

UFC on ESPN: Vera vs. Sandhagen Results March 25, 2023: Highlights, Commentary, Live Update, Winners

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UFC on ESPN: Vera vs. Sandhagen Results March 25, 2023, Ongoing Results & Full Recap

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  • 26 Mar 2023 02:21:04 am UTC / 1 year ago
    WINNER: Cory Sandhagen via Decision (split) (47-48, 50-45, 49-46)
  • 26 Mar 2023 02:20:09 am UTC / 1 year ago
    Vera lands a couple of one-two combinations, but Sandhagen's constant motion remains unaffected. Vera launches forward with a flurry of strikes, but he misses. Sandhagen responds with a combination of his own. Vera's spinning heel kick fails to land, and he defends another Sandhagen takedown attempt. Vera catches a kick and lands a brutal elbow. With only ten seconds left, Vera comes alive and both fighters trade blows until the final bell.
  • 26 Mar 2023 02:20:06 am UTC / 1 year ago
    From top position, Sandhagen postures up, and Vera tries to scramble out, but Sandhagen stays on top. They're now against the fence, and Sandhagen continues to work from the top. With only three minutes remaining, Vera needs a miracle. Vera throws up some upkicks, and he manages to stand up. Sandhagen shoots for another takedown, but Vera thwarts it.
  • 26 Mar 2023 02:19:59 am UTC / 1 year ago
    FIFTH ROUND: As Vera sits in his corner, he appears crestfallen and Parillo can read his body language. "Chito" must make a move now, or he risks losing the fight. Sandhagen charges forward with a swift combination. He quickly changes levels and attempts a takedown but fails to secure it. Nevertheless, he lands a solid knee to Vera's body and takes the fight to the ground.

  • 26 Mar 2023 02:19:18 am UTC / 1 year ago
    Sandhagen attempts a flying knee but comes up short. Vera charges in with a combo but fails to connect. Sandhagen lands a solid left to Vera's torso. Sandhagen is showing impressive variety with his strikes. Vera is becoming visibly frustrated with all the footwork, raising his hands and taunting Sandhagen to brawl. Sandhagen refuses to engage. Vera puts together a nice flurry, but it's not enough to turn the tide.
  • 26 Mar 2023 02:19:14 am UTC / 1 year ago
    FOURTH ROUND: Parillo urges Vera to grit his teeth and pummel Sandhagen's midsection. The championship rounds are on the horizon. Sandhagen whips around and whiffs on a kick. The two are exchanging blows, but Sandhagen still has the upper hand. Vera easily dodges a takedown attempt. Vera desperately needs to mount an offensive. Sandhagen is jabbing relentlessly and circling to avoid any potential retaliation from Vera.

  • 26 Mar 2023 02:11:10 am UTC / 1 year ago
    Sandhagen takes a one-two from Vera, which is Vera's best shot of the night. Sandhagen counters with an uppercut and attempts a takedown. He can't get it. Sandhagen continues to hunt for the uppercut and lands a right hand. Vera looks unfazed by everything. Sandhagen continues to land low kicks. This round is still undecided. With thirty seconds left, Vera misses with a spinning back kick as the horn sounds. It's a close round, and it's difficult to score.

  • 26 Mar 2023 02:11:06 am UTC / 1 year ago
    THIRD ROUND: During the break, Jason Parillo questions Vera about his performance and asks if anything is wrong. Vera responds that he's ready to go. Let's see if we get some urgency from "Chito" here. Sandhagen resumes his attack with low kicks. Vera is starting to show more aggression, but he's not landing much. Sandhagen slips, but he quickly gets back up. Vera lands a powerful low kick. They're exchanging strikes at a fast pace.
  • 26 Mar 2023 02:10:01 am UTC / 1 year ago
    Sandhagen then postures up and dives into side mount, continuing to dominate Vera with slick elbows from the side control position. However, Vera rolls and escapes, leading them to return to their feet with 75 seconds left in the round. Sandhagen wastes no time getting back to work with low kicks, while Vera catches a kick but fails to capitalize on it. Vera does manage to block a flying knee attempt, but it's clear that Sandhagen has once again had another solid round.
  • 26 Mar 2023 02:09:59 am UTC / 1 year ago
    SECOND ROUND: During the break, Vera's corner calls for urgency as they head into the second round. Sandhagen continues his assault with a heavy one-two that connects followed by a sweet body shot. It's clear that Sandhagen is feeling confident and in control. Although a big flurry misses for Sandhagen, he quickly changes levels and takes Vera down to the mat. Vera attempts a guillotine, but Sandhagen is able to advance into half guard and unleash a rapid-fire of short shots from the top.

  • 26 Mar 2023 02:09:12 am UTC / 1 year ago
    Sensing an opportunity, Sandhagen closed the distance and took Vera down, quickly transitioning to top position and unleashing a barrage of punches and elbows. Vera did his best to defend himself, but Sandhagen's strikes found their mark and he appeared to have suffered a cut on his brow, with blood spilling everywhere. Despite Vera's typical slow start, Sandhagen was able to take control of the round with his impressive performance.
  • 26 Mar 2023 01:48:10 am UTC / 1 year ago
    Bantamweight: Marlon Vera vs. Cory Sandhagen

    FIRST ROUND: Sandhagen wasted no time getting to work in the opening round, unleashing a flurry of strikes while Vera patiently circled on the outside. Although Vera was able to block a high kick from Sandhagen, he was unable to avoid several left hooks that landed flush. Sandhagen continued to attack with low kicks, but missed with a jumping knee that Vera seemed to enjoy.

  • 26 Mar 2023 01:47:44 am UTC / 1 year ago
    WINNER: Holly Holm via Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27)
  • 26 Mar 2023 01:47:06 am UTC / 1 year ago
    Despite Santos' attempts to shrimp out, Holm remained in control and transitioned back to side control, unleashing a series of punches. Santos tried to stand up but Holm remained glued to her, pressing her against the cage. With just 45 seconds remaining, Holm changed levels and executed a takedown, settling into side control once again. It was a dominating performance by Holm, who had cleanly swept all three rounds.

  • 26 Mar 2023 01:47:03 am UTC / 1 year ago
    THIRD ROUND: The third round began with an immediate clinch in the center of the cage. Holm briefly pushed Santos towards the fence before releasing her grip. However, Santos closed the distance and was quickly taken down by Holm. In no time, Holm found herself back in the mount position, just as she had been at the end of the second round.

  • 26 Mar 2023 01:46:09 am UTC / 1 year ago
    Despite her efforts, Holm was unable to secure the submission and instead found herself on the receiving end of a couple of short elbows from Santos on the bottom. Santos attempted to escape by shrimping out, but Holm's pressure was too much to overcome. Eventually, Holm was able to trap Santos' right arm and from there, she unleashed a barrage of punches from the crucifix position. Although Santos was able to break free, Holm quickly advanced into mount and launched a series of rapid-fire strikes. It was a perilous situation for Santos to be in.
  • 26 Mar 2023 01:46:06 am UTC / 1 year ago
    SECOND ROUND: The fight resumed with both fighters immediately engaging in a clinch. Santos was able to fend off Holm's attempt to take her down. However, Holm landed a massive front kick to the body, causing Santos to stumble and briefly hit the floor. Santos quickly recovered and charged back in, but was taken down again by Holm. Holm transitioned to half-guard and then to side control, where she began working on Santos' right arm.

  • 26 Mar 2023 01:41:51 am UTC / 1 year ago
    Holm responded by initiating the clinch herself and maneuvering Santos to the fence. After disengaging, they resumed the fight in the center of the octagon. Santos then rushed back in for another clinch, once again pushing Holm against the fence. However, Holm displayed her skills by delivering a powerful elbow upon separating from the clinch. She followed up with a few front kicks and capitalized on Santos' stumble to take her down to the ground. Holm swiftly transitioned into side control, putting her in a dominant position.
  • 26 Mar 2023 01:41:48 am UTC / 1 year ago
    Holly Holm vs. Yana Santos

    FIRST ROUND: In the opening moments, Santos took the initiative and charged towards Holm, forcing her against the fence. They engaged in a clinch, jostling for advantageous positioning. However, after two minutes of grappling, there had been little action. Santos eventually broke free and unleashed a series of punches and low kicks.

  • 26 Mar 2023 01:40:00 am UTC / 1 year ago
    Nate Landwehr defeated Austin Lingo via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:11 of R2
  • 26 Mar 2023 01:39:23 am UTC / 1 year ago
    Maycee Barber defeated Andrea Lee via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
  • 26 Mar 2023 01:38:27 am UTC / 1 year ago

    Main Card (ESPN, ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)

    Albert Duraev defeated Chidi Njokuani via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • 26 Mar 2023 01:36:57 am UTC / 1 year ago
    Daniel Pineda defeated Tucker Lutz via submission (guillotine) at 2:50 of R2
  • 26 Mar 2023 01:36:42 am UTC / 1 year ago
    Lucas Alexander defeated Steven Peterson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • 26 Mar 2023 01:36:22 am UTC / 1 year ago
    Trevin Giles defeated Preston Parsons via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • 26 Mar 2023 01:36:06 am UTC / 1 year ago
    C.J. Vergara defeated Daniel Lacerda via TKO (punches) at 4:04 of R2

  • 26 Mar 2023 01:35:46 am UTC / 1 year ago

    Preliminary Card (ESPN, ESPN+, 4:30 p.m. ET)

    Victor Altamirano defeated Vinicius Salvador via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
On Saturday, March 25th, UFC FIGHT NIGHT: VERA vs SANDHAGEN will take place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. This event marks FC's return to San Antonio after almost four years, and will feature two thrilling 135-pound matchups.

The co-main event will see former women's bantamweight champion and current No. 3 ranked fighter, Holly Holm, take on No. 6 ranked Yana Santos. The main event will feature No. 4 ranked bantamweight contender Marlon Vera, who is on a four-fight win streak, against the exciting finisher and No. 5 ranked Cory Sandhagen.

The main card of the event will be available on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, as well as simulcast in both English and Spanish on ESPN+, beginning at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT. Prior to this, the prelims will exclusively stream on ESPN+ at 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT before also being broadcast on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm PT.

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