UFC on ESPN: Vera vs. Sandhagen Post-Fight Results

UFC on ESPN: Vera vs. Sandhagen Post-Fight Results

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March 26, 2023|

Find out who won tonight and how at UFC San Antonio with our complete event coverage. This card featured ten fights; let's look at each matchup's results.

Main Card (7:00 PM EST Start Time on ESPN+)

Cory Sandhagen def. Marlon Vera via split decision: 50-45, 49-46, 47-48

The Bantamweight main event saw a brilliant performance from Cory Sandhagen as he used his wrestling to dominate the early rounds before avoiding the power and keeping the volume up throughout the late stages of the fight. Despite many seeing this as a clear win, one judge's scorecard had Vera winning the fight.


Holly Holm def. Yana Santos via unanimous decision: 30-26, 30-27, 30-27

This Women's Bantamweight was heavy on the clinch work early, which was very close. Still, as the fight continued, Holm began to secure dominant positions on the ground and take over, doing damage and attempting submissions until the final bell to secure a dominant victory.

Nate Landwehr def. Austin Lingo via submission: Rear-Naked Choke R2, 4:11

Good scrap between tough fighters here at Featherweight. Lingo landed some good combinations early, but in the second round, Nate Landwehr began to put on the pressure and forced a mistake out of Lingo leading to the rear-naked choke submission.


Maycee Barber def. Andrea Lee via split decision: 30-27, 29-28, 28-29

This was a fun matchup at Women's Flyweight. Andrea Lee used her wrestling in the early rounds of this fight to control Barber. Barber remained aggressive in the late stages, where she found more success, but another late takedown from Lee made the round close. The scorecards surprised many, with two judges giving Barber the fight and one having her winning every round on their scorecard.

Manel Kape vs. Alex Perez Cancelled: Perez medical issue

Unfortunately, this highly anticipated Flyweight matchup was canceled during the card due to a medical issue on the Perez side.


Albert Duraev def. Chidi Njokuani via split decision: 29-28, 29-28, 28-29

Very close matchup at Middleweight. The first round saw Duraev use his grappling to control Njaokuani, although the next two rounds took place on the feet and were nearly even in the striking. The judges gave the decision to Duraev in the end with his higher activity.

Daniel Pineda def. Tucker Lutz via submission: Guillotine R2, 2:50

The biggest underdog on the card came through in this one with a fantastic performance. Landing big right hands in the first, scoring a knockdown, and securing the choke in the second round, this was an excellent showing for Pineda.


Preliminary Card (4:30 PM EST on ESPN+)

Lucas Alexander def. Steven Peterson via unanimous decision: 30-27 x3

A dominant showing from Alexander in this Featherweight bout. Using the leg kicks early and remaining out of danger by avoiding the grappling, Alexander put on a shutout performance. This was Steven Peterson's retirement fight, as he announced after the decision.


Trevin Giles def. Preston Parsons via split decision: 29-28, 29-28, 28-29

A close fight took place here at Welterweight. Parsons looked to grapple early and often as he had success in the top position; however, in the striking, Giles was able to do a significant amount of damage with his jab, winning him the decision.

CJ Vergara def. Daniel Lacerda via TKO: R2 4:04

This fight got wild as Lacerda landed heavy shots, including a wheel kick that badly hurt Vergara and had him in survival mode for most of the first round. The second round saw Vergara take a dominant position and pound out an exhausted Lacerda after securing a deep submission attempt.


Victor Altamirano def, Vinicius Salvador via unanimous decision: 29-28 x3

The night began with a high pace back and forth Flyweight bout. Altamirano used his grappling early and late to pull away in this matchup and win the decision winning rounds one and three, with Salvador having a solid second round.

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