UFC Vegas 9 features the seven-fight card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV on September 6 (AEST/AWST). In the main event former K-1 and Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem squares off against Augusto Sakai at heavyweight. In the co-main event Alonzo Menifield and Ovince Saint Preux do battle at light heavyweight. The full lineup can be found below. Following the fight card changes the start time has been rescheduled for 9 am AEST / 7 am AWST.
While the quick UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai results can be found here, we are running UFC Vegas 9 live blog from Perth, Western Australia. Follow below to stay tuned with updates, highlights, videos, photos and more. (All times in AWST).
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10:58 – Moving on to UFC Vegas 9 post-fight press conference. The live stream is available here.
10:54 – Checkout Overeem vs Sakai full fight video highlights here.
10:46 – It’s over. “The Demolition Man” claims the win in the fifth round via TKO.
10:38 – And here is “Reep” throwing hammer fists while on top.
10:37 – Fellow-heavyweight Derrick Lewis is watching.
10:33 – Augusto Sakai in action. Overeem against the cage.
10:30 – It’s on.
10:12 – Overem vs. Sakai. here we go.
10:01 – Here is “Reem” backstage.
9:59 – The Main Event. Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai.
9:56 – The co-main event also ends prior to the final bell. Ovince Saint Preux KO’s Alonzo Menifield at 4:07 into the second round. Check out the finish below.
9:53 – Did you hear that following his win over Zelim Imadaev, Michel Pereira called out Jorge Masvidal?
9:32 – The co-main event is here. Ovince Saint Preux and Alonzo Menifield do battle at light heavyweight.
9:25 – Pereira ultimately takes the win by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:39 into the third round.
9:23 – Check out some more live action from Pereira vs Imadaev below.
9:16 – Showtime in Pereira vs Imadaev fight.
9:00 – Up next is a welterweight matchup between Michel Pereira and Zelim Imadaev.
8:58 – Here is the video of finish. See below.
8:55 – Another fight ends in the first round. Andre Muniz takes the win over Bartosz Fabinski via submission (armbar) at 2:42.
8:48 – Check out the list of fastest submissions in the UFC’s featherweight division to date.
8:35 – The action continues in the middleweight division. Andre Muniz faces off Bartosz Fabinski.
8:33 – The fight ends early. Kelleher submits Rodriguez in 39 seconds, applying a guillotine choke. See the video of finish below.
8:24 – Kelleher is inside the Octagon.
8:17 – Brian Kelleher and Ray Rodriguez square off at featherweight. The latter is a short notice replacement for Kevin Natividad. Check out a backstage clip from Dana White (below).
8:11 – Viviane Araujo and Montana De La Rosa also went a three-round distance. In the end Araujo earned a unanimous decision: 30-27 x2, 29-28.
8:07 – “Let’s f**king” fight!
7:38 – Up next is the women’s MMA battle between Viviane Araujo and Montana De La Rosa. The pair squares off at flyweight.
7:36 – The first fight is in the books. Hunter Azure takes a unanimous decision against Cole Smith after three rounds. All judges scored it 29-28.
7:25 – Long left from Azure drops Smith.
7:12 and here is an update from Jon Anik on today’s fight card changes. See below.
7:05 – The first fight features a bantamweight matchup between Cole Smith and Hunter Azure. The event goes live now.
7:01 – According to reports the fighters who test positive for COVID-19 are Thiago Moises and Marcos Rogerio de Lima. More on this here.
6.21 – While waiting for the event to kick off, checkout the trailer below anticipating a clash of top 10 heavyweights – Alistair Overeem vs Augusto Sakai.
6:04 – He is a current 7-fight card for today (see below).
6:02 – The new start time for UFC Vegas 9 is 9am AEST / 7am AWST.
5:54 – Only seven fights left on UFC Vegas 9 fight card. Alexandr Romanov vs Marcos Rogerio De Lima and Thiago Moses vs Jalin Turner have been cancelled due to positive COVID-19 tests, via statement on UFC.com. It’s not clear tested positive.
Kevin Natividad has been removed from his bout against Brian Kelleher as a precaution. He is replaced by Dana White Contender’s Series alum Ray Rodriguez.
5:43 – Here is the fight card for today (see below).
MMA fans can watch UFC Vegas 9 live on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass. We have nine bouts, kicking off at 8 am AEST / 6 am AWST when the action begins on the preliminary card. The main card is scheduled for 10 am AEST / 8 am AWST.
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai fight card
9 am AEST / 7 am AWST
Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Alonzo Menifield
Michel Pereira vs. Zelim Imadaev
Thiago Moises vs. Jalin Turner – cancelled on fight day
Brian Kelleher vs. Ray Rodriguez – Kevin Natividad withdrawn as precaution
Viviane Araujo vs. Montana De La Rosa
Andre Muniz vs. Bartosz Fabinski
Alexandr Romanov vs. Marcos Rogerio De Lima – cancelled on fight day
Cole Smith vs. Hunter Azure