UFC on ESPN+ 36 took place Saturday, September 19th from the UFC Apex Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was headlined by a welterweight grudge match between Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington.
Main Card (Live on ESPN+, 9:00 PM EST)
-Colby Covington defeated Tyron Woodley by TKO (Injury, Round 5, 1:19)
-Donald Cerrone vs. Niko Price declared a Majority Draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
-Khamzat Chimaev defeated Gerald Meerschaert by KO (Punch, Round 1, 0:17)
-Johnny Walker defeated Ryan Spann by TKO (Strikes, Round 1, 2:43)
-Mackenzie Dern defeated Randa Markos by Submission (Armbar, Round 1, 3:44)
-Kevin Holland defeated Darren Stewart by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Preliminary Card (Live on ESPN+, 5:00 PM EST)
-David Dvorak defeated Jordan Espinosa by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Damon Jackson defeated Mirsad Bektic by Submission (Guillotine Choke, Round 3, 1:21)
-Mayra Bueno Silva defeated Mara Romero Borella by Submission (Armbar, Round 1, 2:29)
-Jessice-Rose Clark defeated Sarah Alpar by TKO (Strikes, Round 3, 4:21)
-Darrick Minner defeated TJ Laramie by Submission (Guillotine Choke, Round 1, 0:52)
-Randy Costa defeated Journey Newson by KO (Head Kick, Round 1, 0:41)
-Andre Ewell defeated Irwin Rivera by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
-Tyson Nam defeated Jerome Rivera by TKO (Punches, Round 2, 0:34)
The event was originally expected to take place on September 26, but it was anticipated a week. UFC 253 is now expected to take place on the former date.
UFC officials had initially targeted a welterweight bout between former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley and former interim champion Colby Covington to serve as the event headliner for UFC on ESPN: Munhoz vs. Edgar, but Woodley announced that the date did not provide him with time suitable enough to prepare because of injuries incurred during his most recent fight.The pairing is now expected to headline this event.
A heavyweight bout between Ciryl Gane and Shamil Abdurakhimov was expected to take place at this event.The pairing was originally scheduled for UFC 249, but Gane was forced to pull out of the event after he was struck by a pneumothorax in training. Subsequently, the pairing was rescheduled for UFC 251 and cancelled a second time as Abdurakhimov was removed from the bout for undisclosed reasons.They were later rebooked for UFC 253, before having eventually having the bout shifted to this event. In turn, the bout was moved again for undisclosed reasons and is expected to take place four weeks later at UFC Fight Night 180.
A flyweight bout between Jordan Espinosa and David Dvořák was expected to take place at UFC 253, but was later rebooked for this event due to undisclosed reasons.
A welterweight bout between Mickey Gall and Miguel Baeza was scheduled for the event. However on September 11, Gall pulled out due to an injury. There is no word on a possible replacement yet.[cite : wikipedia]