It’s the final UFC event of the year. Follow UFC Vegas 66 live from the UFC APEX as top middleweights Sean Strickland and Jared Cannonier battle for position atop the division standings. Leading up to the main event, seven other fighters put their rankings on the line across the 14-fight card. In the co-main event, Arman Tsarukyan will attempt to hold onto his spot in the top 10 of the lightweight. In Saturday’s main card featured bout, Alessandro Costa makes his UFC debut after earning a contract this summer on Dana White’s Contender Series.
Watch UFC Vegas 66 Live
- When: Saturday, December 17, 2022
- Prelims Start Time: 4 p.m. EST / 1 p.m. PST
- Main Card Start Time: 7 p.m. EST / 4 p.m. PST
- Location: UFC APEX – Las Vegas, Nevada
- Stream UFC Vegas 66 Live: ESPN+
Through Friday, the UFV Vegas 66 card remains untouched from the start of fight week. At the weigh-ins, only one fighter missed the cut but will still participate on Saturday. Maheshate weighed in nearly three pounds over the lightweight limit of 156 pounds. He will forfeit 20 percent of his purse and be ineligible for a fight bonus as he takes on Rafa Garcia.
UFC Vegas Live Results
- #3 Jared Cannonier (-105) vs #7 Sean Strickland (-115) – Middleweight
- Jared Cannonier defeated Sean Strickland by split decision.
- #9 Arman Tsarukyan (-190) vs #12 Damir Ismagulov (+160) – Lightweight
- Arman Tsarukyan defeated Damir Ismagulov by unanimous decision.
- #8 Amir Albazi (–) vs Alessandro Costa (–) – Flyweight
- Amir Albazi KO’d Alessandro Costa at 2:13 in Round 3.
- #15 Alex Caceres (+145) vs Julian Erosa (-170) – Featherweight
- Alex Caceres TKO’d Julian Erosa at 3:04 in Round 1.
- Drew Dober (-150) vs Bobby Green (+130) – Lightweight
- Drew Dober KO’d Bobby Green at 2:45 in Round 2.
- Cody Brundage (+230) vs Michal Oleksiejczuk (-275) – Middleweight
- Michal Oleksiejczuk TKO’d Cody Brundage at 3:16 in Round 1.
- Cheyanne Vlismas (–) vs Cory McKenna (–) – Women’s Strawweight
- Cory McKenna defeated Cheyanne Vlismas by unanimous decision.
- Jake Matthews (-255) vs Matthew Semelsberger (+215) – Welterweight
- Matthew Semelsberger defeated Jake Matthews by unanimous decision.
- Julian Marquez (-170) vs Deron Winn (+145) – Middleweight
- #15 Said Nurmagomedov (-110) vs Saidyokub Kakhramonov (-110) – Bantamweight
- Said Nurmagomedov submitted Saidyokub Kakhramonov at 3:50 in Round 2.
- Rafa Garcia (-130) vs Maheshate (+110) – Lightweight
- Rafa Garcia defeated Maheshate by unanimous decision.
- Bryan Battle (+125) vs Rinat Fakhretdinov (-145) – Welterweight
- Rinat Fakhretdinov defeated Bryan Battle by unanimous decision,
- #9 David Dvorak (+200) vs #12 Manel Kape (-240) – Flyweight
- Manel Kape defeated David Dvorak by unanimous decision.
- Sergey Morozov (-280) vs Journey Newson (+235) – Bantamweight
- Sergey Morozov defeated Journey Newson by unanimous decision.