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UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane Fight Results

Live Results, Winner Interviews And More From UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane, Live From The UFC Apex In Las Vegas

The UFC heavyweight division continues to be on display at UFC APEX as No. 3 ranked Jairzinho Rozenstruik and No. 7 Ciryl Gane aim to make a statement in the main event. In the co-main event, No. 8 ranked UFC light heavyweight Nikita Krylov intends to defend his spot in the rankings against No. 11 Magomed Ankalaev. 

UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane will take place Saturday, February 27 from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The entire card will be available on ESPN+ in English and Spanish, with the main card starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT and the prelims at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT.

Knockout artist Rozenstruik (11-1, fighting out of Paramaribo, Suriname) intends to make the most of his second UFC main event by securing another spectacular victory. Among the most credentialed strikers in the heavyweight division, Rozenstruik has finished all but one of his wins by knockout, including former UFC champions Andrei Arlovski and Junior Dos Santos. He also holds the record for the second-fastest KO in UFC heavyweight history when he defeated Allen Crowder in just nine seconds. He now looks to secure an impressive finish and become the first person to defeat Gane. 

Gane (7-0, fighting out of Paris, France) has quickly become the top prospect in the heavyweight division after debuting only a year and a half ago. An undefeated kickboxer and Muay Thai fighter, Gane showed off his well-rounded skillset when he submitted his first two UFC opponents. Most recently, he delivered a high-level performance against former UFCheavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, winning by knockout in the second round. Gane now plans on remaining undefeated in MMA and declaring himself as the next contender for the belt.  

Krylov (27-7, fighting out of Donetsk, Ukraine) looks to build another long win streak and work his way into the championship conversation. Since joining the UFC roster in 2013 when he was only 21 years old, he has established himself as an elite contender in the division by finishing all but one of his 27 victories, including wins over Ovince Saint Preux, Walt Harris and Ed Herman. Krylov now seeks to start 2021 off with a bang by becoming the first person to knock out Ankalaev. 

Highly touted prospect Ankalaev (14-1, fighting out of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia) intends to keep his momentum going and break into the division’s top 10. Among the most well rounded athletes at light heavyweight, Ankalaev bounced back from a shocking, last-second loss in his UFC debut to win his next five bouts in a row. This recent streak includes knockouts over Ion Cutelaba (twice), Dalcha Lungiambula and Marcin Prachnio. He now aims to prove that he can compete with the best in the world by adding an emphatic finish of Krylov to his resume. 
 

What time is UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane? 

  • Main Card: 8pm ET / 5pm PT
  • Prelims: 6pm ET / 3pm PT

UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane Results 

UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane Prelims

Dustin Jacoby vs Maxim Grishin

In the light heavyweight opener, Dustin Jacoby scored his second straight Octagon win with a close, but unanimous, decision over Maxim Grishin.

Dustin Jacoby Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane
Dustin Jacoby Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane
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Jacoby (14-5) had his moments in the opening round, but two knockdowns scored by the steel chinned Grishin (31-9-2) definitely swung the frame in his favor. Jacoby, now bloodied on the bridge of the nose, recovered well in the second and began picking his foe apart with a wide variety of strikes, setting up a third round that would likely decide the fight, and in that final frame, Jacoby continued to roll, locking up the win via three scores of 29-28.

Grishin missed weight for the bout at 210.5 pounds.

Official Result: Dustin Jacoby def. Maxim Grishin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) | See the Scorecard

Vince Cachero vs Ronnie Lawrence

Ronnie Lawrence Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane
Ronnie Lawrence Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane
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Highly touted Dana White’s Contender Series graduate Ronnie Lawrence lived up to the hype in his Octagon debut, as he halted Vince Cachero in the third round of their bantamweight bout.

The first round was a fast-paced one, and while Cachero got in his shots, particularly a right hand with 1:12 remaining, Lawrence scored a flash knockdown with a leg kick and also landed three takedowns, allowing the Floridian to take the round. There was more of the same in the second from the tireless Lawrence, and in the third, he found an even higher gear, as he pressed for the finish and ultimately got it, with a barrage of unanswered ground strikes prompting referee Jerin Valel to halt the bout at 2:38 of the final frame.

With the win, Lawrence moves to 7-1. Cachero falls to 7-4.

Official Result: Ronnie Lawrence def. Vince Cachero by TKO (strikes) at 2:38 of Round 3 | See the Scorecards

Alexis Davis vs Sabina Mazo

Bantamweight veteran Alexis Davis earned her first victory since December 2017, as she upset rising star Sabina Mazo via unanimous decision.

Scores were 30-27, 30-27 and 30-26 for Davis, now 20-10. Mazo falls to 9-2.

Alexis Davis Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane
Alexis Davis Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane
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Mazo was fast and sharp with her strikes as the fight opened, but Davis got some daylight when she caught a kick and followed Mazo to the mat as “The Colombian Queen” fell. Davis used her experience well on the ground, ultimately taking Mazo’s back with under two minutes left, and she kept her foe there for the rest of the round.

The second was an interesting one, as Mazo scored well upstairs with her strikes while Davis battered her opponent’s leg with kicks downstairs. What may have broken the round open, though, was a takedown by Davis in the closing seconds.

The fight hit the mat early in the final round, with Davis in control while Mazo tried to stay busy but wasn’t able to get upright before the horn ending the bout sounded.

Official Result: Alexis Davis def. Sabina Mazo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) | See the Scorecards

Alexander Hernandez vs Thiago Moises

Thiago Moises Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane
Thiago Moises Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane
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In an entertaining lightweight contest, Thiago Moises continued to impress as he defeated Alexander Hernandez via unanimous decision.

Scores were 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 for Moises, now 15-4. Hernandez falls to 12-4.

The first round remained on the feet for five minutes, with Hernandez aggressively pursuing Moises while the Brazilian calmly stood in the pocket and countered, leading to a fun to watch give and take punctuated by a hard right by Moises late that was likely the biggest shot of the round.

Moises was in even more of a rhythm in round two as Hernandez got a little wilder in his attacks, and while the counters were landing with regularity, Hernandez was still the busier fighter, making it interesting to wonder how the judges were seeing the bout.

Taking the role of aggressor to start round three, Moises took the fight to Hernandez, and after a brief lull in the middle of the frame, he picked things up late, calling his opponent to fight as he landed several kicks and punches until the end of the bout.

Official Result: Thiago Moises def. Alexander Hernandez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)See the Scorecards

UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane Main Card

Alex Caceres vs Kevin Croom

The resurgence of Alex Caceres continues, as the featherweight veteran won his fourth straight with a dominant three-round unanimous decision over Kevin Croom.

Scores were 30-26, 30-26 and 30-27 for Caceres, now 18-12, 1 NC. Croom falls to 21-13, 1 NC.

Caceres had a solid first round as he fought off aggressive takedown attempts by Croom, and when he did get dragged to the canvas, he moved into the top position and landed some hard strikes before the two rose to their feet. While standing, Caceres was also in the lead as he used his speed and unorthodox style to score.

Alex Caceres Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane
Alex Caceres Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane
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Croom got the fight to the mat in the second minute of round two, but Caceres locked in a triangle choke from the bottom and appeared to be close to finishing. Surprisingly, Caceres let the hold go, and a few moments later he was back to his feet with Croom continuing to stay locked on. 

Caceres didn’t let up in the third, getting Croom’s back and nearly finishing the fight before ending strong and taking home a shutout three-round decision.

Official Result: Alex Caceres def. Kevin Croom by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)See the Scorecards

Pedro Munhoz vs Jimmie Rivera

Pedro Munhoz Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane
Pedro Munhoz Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane
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Nearly six years after their first bout in 2015, bantamweight contenders Pedro Munhoz and Jimmie Rivera continued to be perfect for each other in the Octagon. And this time it was Munhoz leaving victorious, with a unanimous decision allowing “The Young Punisher” to even the score with “El Terror” in an action-packed three-rounder.

Scores were 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 for the No. 8-ranked Munhoz, now 19-5, 1 NC. The No. 9-ranked Rivera falls to 23-5.

Both fighters were throwing to end it early as the fight began, but each fighter took the incoming heat without blinking. And there was heat, as the lack of a crowd in the APEX made the sound of every landed punch or kick audible throughout the venue. With 90 seconds left, Munhoz’ kicks had Rivera’s left leg compromised, but the New Jersey product kept pressing, looking for the bomb that would turn things around.

Rivera got the fight to the mat as the second opened, but Munhoz scrambled his way out of trouble and back to the feet. While there the pace was a bit more measured, but the shots were continuing to be thrown with bad intentions by both men. Each kick to the leg by Munhoz was still drawing a visible reaction, though, even as Rivera continued to keep it close with his haymakers upstairs.

A couple inadvertent low kicks by Munhoz rattled Rivera in the third round, but in between, he kept chasing the fight-changing punch, even with his leg getting worse and worse with each shot. Munhoz’s chin didn’t let him down, though, allowing him to get the end of the fight and a decision win.

Official Result: Pedro Munhoz def. Jimmie Rivera by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) | See the Scorecards

Montana De La Rosa vs Mayra Bueno Silva

In a flyweight matchup, a point deduction cost Mayra Bueno Silva a victory against Montana De La Rosa, forcing the Brazilian to settle for a three-round majority draw.

Scores were 28-27 Silva and 28-28 twice.

Montana De La Rosa and Mayra Bueno Silva of Brazil react after fighting to a majority draw in a flyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
Montana De La Rosa and Mayra Bueno Silva of Brazil react after fighting to a majority draw in a flyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

De La Rosa (11-6-1) looked good in the first round thanks to some hard straight punches and good work in the clinch, and while Silva (7-1-1) had her moments at close range, a grab of the fence during a De La Rosa takedown attempt cost the Brazilian a point after a deduction by referee Jerin Valel. 

In the second, Silva came out fast, landing a head kick that put De La Rosa on the defensive. But after some more good work by Silva, De La Rosa scored a takedown that slowed her opponent down and put some more points on the board for the Texan, who finished the round strong thanks to ground strikes and an arm triangle choke attempt.

A knee from Silva bloodied De La Rosa in the third, and the Brazilian continued to punish her with her strikes, but De La Rosa did get the takedown she was chasing, and she ended the fight in the top position.

Official Result: Mayra Bueno Silva majority draw Montana De La Rosa (28-27 MS, 28-28, 28-28) See the Scorecard

Co-Main Event: Nikita Krylov vs Magomed Ankalaev

Magomed Ankalaev wasn’t his usual spectacular self in his win over fellow light heavyweight contender Nikita Krylov, but he put in enough solid work to earn a three-round unanimous decision.

Scores were 29-28 across the board for the No. 11-ranked Ankalaev, now 15-1. The No. 8-ranked Krylov falls to 27-8.

Magomed Ankalaev Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane
Magomed Ankalaev Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane
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After some grappling sequences initiated by Krylov to start the fight, the two 205ers kept it standing for the rest of the round, with Ankalaev countering with frightening accuracy, but Krylov pushing the pace and being the busier fighter. Each strike had fight-ending potential, though, and the continued to go back and forth as round two began. After ducking through a spinning kick by Krylov with a little over two minutes to go, Ankalaev scored his first takedown and he was able to hold his opponent there for the rest of the stanza.

Ankalaev put the close bout back on the mat in the second minute of the third round, and while Krylov got back to his feet midway through the final frame, the Russian remained locked on to his foe as he grappled with him against the fence.

Official Result: Magomed Ankalaev def. Nikita Krylov by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) See the Scorecard

Main Event: Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Ciryl Gane

France’s Ciryl Gane made it look easy in the UFC Fight Night main event, as he scored a shutout five-round unanimous decision over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in a meeting of heavyweight contenders.

All three judges saw it 50-45 for the No. 7-ranked Gane, who moves to 8-0. The No. 4-ranked Rozenstruik falls to 11-2.

Ciryl Gane Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane
Ciryl Gane Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane
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Gane looked smooth and relaxed after being waved into battle by referee Herb Dean. Whether bouncing around the Octagon, dropping his hands or shooting out a piston-like jab, Gane was using a lot of energy while Rozenstruik calmly waited to unleash a shot that would end matters early. Midway through the round, Rozenstruik erupted for a brief burst of action, but Gane avoided serious trouble and then landed a hard right before going into the clinch against the fence. With 20 seconds left, Gane scored a takedown, but it was too late to do much with it.

There was more of the same in round two, with Gane the busier fighter while Rozenstruik was just waiting too long to get moving. There was a brief moment of explosive action with a little over a minute to go when Gane threw Rozenstruik to the mat and nearly sunk in a rear naked choke, prompting a furious retort from Rozenstruik, who threw bombs but didn’t land on the Frenchman.

The pattern continued in rounds three and four, Gane controlling the bout from long range and not needing to push the pace because Rozenstruik wasn’t giving him any reason to. And while Rozenstruik had to know he was behind, there was no sense of urgency from the Suriname native in the fifth as Gane continued to control the pace and location of the fight as he did enough to score points and wrap up the clear-cut victory.

Official Result: Ciryl Gane def. Jairzinho Rozenstruik by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) See the Scorecard