Arnold Allen has a ton of momentum this Saturday at UFC Vegas 63 live from the APEX Arena as he makes a title push at featherweight. His bout headlines the UFC Fight Night card that features a lot of fighters hoping to cement their footings in the organization. Outside of the top-six matchup at 145 pounds in the main event, Dustin Jacoby is the only other ranked fighter on the afternoon’s lineup. He looks to finish his current contract strong and earn a better deal as he progresses toward the top 10 at light heavyweight.
There was some movement on the preliminary card this week as Garrett Armfield and Kleydson Rodrigues were both scratched due to injuries. Armfield has been replaced on short notice by Josh Weems against Christian Rodriguez, while Carlos Mota stepped up to face Cody Durden in place of Rodrigues. At Friday’s weigh-in, Weems weighed in above the bantamweight limit of 135 pounds and forfeits a percentage of his purse.
UFC Vegas 63 Live Results
#5 Calvin Kattar (-130) vs #6 Arnold Allen (+110) – Featherweight
Arnold Allen defeated Calvin Kattar by TKO in Round 2. Kattar suffered a knee injury and couldn’t continue.
Tim Means (+160) vs Max Griffin (-190) – Welterweight
Max Griffin defeated Tim Means by split decision.
Waldo Cortes Acosta (–) vs Jared Vanderaa (–) – Heavyweight
Waldo Cortes Acosta defeated Jared Vanderaa by unanimous decision.
Josh Fremd (-190) vs Tresean Gore (+160) – Middleweight
Tresean Gore submitted Josh Fremd by ninja choke at 49 seconds into Round 2.
#13 Dustin Jacoby (-165) vs Khalil Rountree Jr. (+140) – Light Heavyweight
Khalil Rountree Jr. defeated Dustin Jacoby by split decision.
Phil Hawes (-155) vs Roman Dolidze – Middleweight
Roman Dolidze KO’d Phil Hawes at 4:09 in the first round.
Andrei Arlovski (+150) vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima (-175) – Heavyweight
Marcos Rogerio de Lima submitted Andrei Arlovski by rear naked choke in Round 1.
Joseph Holmes (+200) vs Junyong Park (-240) – Middleweight
Junyong Park submitted Joseph Holmes by rear naked choke at 3:04 in the second round.
Chase Hooper (-210) vs Steve Garcia (+180) – Featherweight
Steve Garcia TKO’d Chase Hooper by strikes at 3:27 in the first round with a dominant performance.
Carlos Mota (–) vs Cody Durden (–) – Flyweight
Cody Durden defeated Carlos Mota by decision after 15 minutes.
Christian Rodriguez (–) vs Josh Weems (–) – Bantamweight
Christian Rodriguez submitted Josh Weems at 4:07 in Round 1.
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