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UFC on ESPN+ 38 complete results


UFC on ESPN+ 38 (UFC on ESPN + Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie) took place Saturday, October 17th from the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Main Card (Live on ESPN+, 7:00 PM EST)

-Brian Ortega defeatred Chan Sung Jung by Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
-Jessica Andrade defeated Katlyn Chookagian by TKO (Strikes, Round 1, 4:55)
-Jimmy Crute defeated Modestas Bukauskas by KO (Punches, Round 1, 2:01)
-James Krause defeated Claudio Silva by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27
-Jonathan Martinez defeated Thomas Almeida by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (Live on ESPN+, 4:00 PM EST)

-Guram Kutateladze defeated Mateusz Gamrot by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
-Gillian Robertson defeated Poliana Botelho by Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-27)
-Jun Yong Park defeated John Phillips by Unanimous Decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)
-Fares Ziam defeated Jamie Mullarkey by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Maxim Grishin defeated Gadzhimurad Antigulov by TKO (Punches, Round 2, 4:58)
-Said Nurmagomedov defeated Mark Striegl by KO (Strikes, Round 1, 0:51)

Event Background

Without fans in attendance, the promotion does not have to worry about the local timing of the event, so the plan is to proceed with normal timing for prime time hours on the east coast of North America. The main card is scheduled to begin at 3:00 am (October 18) local time in Abu Dhabi, with a full preliminary card beginning at approximately 12:00 am Gulf Standard Time.

A featherweight bout between former UFC Featherweight Championship challengers Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung has been slated to serve as the event headliner. The duo was previously scheduled to main event UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie in December 2019. However, Ortega pulled out of the fight with a knee injury and was replaced by former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar.

A women's flyweight bout between former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Jéssica Andrade and former flyweight title challenger Jessica Eye was briefly linked to the event. However, the pairing never materialized due to lingering injuries for Eye. Andrade is now expected to face another former flyweight title challenger in Katlyn Chookagian.