UFC Vegas 30 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 13-fight card kicks off with preliminary action at 1 pm ET on ESPN+. Then main card action starts at 4 pm ET, also on ESPN+. The event is headlined by a pivotal match-up in the heavyweight division. As third-ranked French striker Ciryl Gane goes toe-to-toe with fifth-ranked Russian veteran Alexander Volkov.
Keep it locked to this space throughout the afternoon for UFC Vegas 30 live results following the conclusion of each bout.
UFC Vegas 30 live results: Hadzovic and Medeiros open card with all-out war
Both Damir Hadzovic and Yancy Medeiros entered their UFC Vegas 30 fight in need of a win. They've combined to lose their last five bouts, and both fought like they knew their tenures in the promotion could be on the line with a loss. For the first two rounds of this outright war, each man did damage on the other. However, Hadzovic's better technique seemed to be helping him win some very close rounds. Yet in the third, Medeiros showed a better gas tank and was able to dominate the Bosnian and threatened a rear-naked choke on several occasions.
The strong final round came too late as "The Bosnian Bomber" was awarded the unanimous decision win. It ends his two-fight losing skid, however, the Hawaiian has dropped four-straight in the Octagon and has to be worried about his roster spot come Monday morning.
Justin Jaynes falls short against Charles Rosa despite a strong third round rush
For his latest Octagon appearance, Justin Jaynes made the move down to featherweight for his booking against Charles Rosa. It was a decision to get him at an optimal weight to end a three-fight losing streak after competing at lightweight and higher in his last two bouts. To add more pressure, Jaynes admitted on fight week that he bet his who US $25,000 show money on himself.
Throughout the fight, he fought aggressively and tried to put Rosa on his back foot. However, Rosa was able to strike better from range and out grapple the Canadian when the fight hit the mat.
In the third round, "Guitar Hero" landed a strike that hurt Rosa. But, instead of keeping it on the feet and looking for a striking finish, he took him down and was not able to score a finish on the mat. It was a strategic decision that cost him, as "Boston Strong" did enough in the first two rounds to get the split-decision win on the scorecards. Like Medeiros, he has lost four straight and has serious job security concerns next week.
Julia Avila chokes out Julija Stoliarenko in final round of hard-fought bout
Marcin Prachnio finishes Ike Villanueva with a nasty body kick
Jeremiah Wells smashes Warlley Alves in UFC debut
Jeremiah Wells made a major statement in his Octagon debut. In the first round of his bout with welterweight stalwart Warlley Alves, the former CFFC and CES champion threw fighting-ending shots at his Brazilian foe. Often in the round, the two clinched on the cage as the UFC newcomer attempted to wrestle with the gifted grappler. However, less than 30 seconds into the second round, the Philly fighter didn't need to grapple as he landed a big right hook that floored Alves.
A barrage of ground-and-pound put Alves to sleep and gave Wells a memorable start to his UFC career. He has won three straight and six of his last seven pro bouts. While Alves has switched between wins and losses in his last six fights, dating back to 2018.
Shavkat Rakhmonov hands Michel Prazeres first career submission loss
Kennedy Nzechukwu overcomes rough start to blast through Danilo Marques for a third round stoppage
The prelims featured bout between Danilo Marques and Kennedy Nzechukwu turned into a Brazilian jiu-jitsu class early on. After securing a single-leg takedown, almost the entirety of the bout's first-round saw Marques on Nzechukwu's back in full backpack mode. The first half of the second round saw more grappling dominance from the Sao Paolo native, but it also seemed to have an effect on his gas tank. As takedowns got harder to earn and the "African Savage" started to make his opponent pay on the feet.
By the end of the second round, the momentum shifted in a big way and Marques entered the third round tired and damaged. Twenty seconds into the final round, the 29-year-old was all over his opponent with nothing much coming back at him and the fight was stopped after a striking barrage against the cage. Despite the rough waters early in the fight, Nzechukwu scored an impressive victory and ended Marques four-fight win streak. He has now won three straight in the Octagon and moves to 9-1 overall.
Main card (4 pm ET, ESPN+)
Renato Moicano dominates on the ground and chokes out Jai Herbert
Tim Means outworks Nicolas Dalby for unanimous decision win at UFC Vegas 30
Although Tim Means is known as a scrappy striker who can finish opponents with his fists and feet, in his UFC Vegas 30 bout with Nicolas Dalby he chose to fight strategically and use his grappling to out wrestle "Danish Dynamie." He earned takedowns in the first two rounds and kept Dalby glued to the cage or mat for much of the fight. Even in the third, where there was a scare for "The Dirty Bird" when Dalby did hurt him and bloodied his nose.
In the end, the judges awarded the unanimous decision to the 45-fight veteran. For Means, 37, it is his third straight win inside the Octagon. On the flipside, the loss ends a seven fight unbeaten run for the 36-year-old out of Copenhagen.
Despite early dominance, Andre Fili versus Daniel Pineda ends in an eye-poke no-contest
Andre Fili versus Daniel Pineda had fight of the night potential. But as the fight unfolded, the narrative was more a tale of chin of the night. The first round of the bout was a showcase for the striking of Fili. While Pineda tried to counter with looping power strikes, "Touchy" responded with down the pipe precision on his punches and kicks to the body and head of his opponent.
At one point, the Texas native took a kick to the head that he somehow took and kept fighting. Eventually, towards the end of the round, a stiff body kick did floor him. However, he survived a ground-and-pound onslaught. To start the second, it looked like Fili might go in for the kill, but an eye poke from him stopped the action and led to the Octagon side doctor stopping the fight. Ending things in a no-contest.
Timur Valiev survives two knockdowns in the second to get a majority decision over Raoni Barcelos
The UFC Vegas 30 bantamweight feature between Raoni Barcelos and Timur Valiev at first seemed like a fight Valiev would run away with. He was far more active as he racked up points on the scorecards over the first round-plus of action. Barcelos seemed to be waiting for that perfect shot that never came. Then a couple of them came late in the second as the Brazilian floored his opponent twice. Yet, the Dagestan native was able to survive.
Vailev surviving in the second came up big in the third, as he was able to recover and continue the same point-scoring high output he started in the first round. On two of the three judges' cards, he was awarded the win, while the final judge called the fight a draw. "Lucky" is now unbeaten in his last nine bouts and seems deserving of a name opponent in his next Octagon appearance. The loss ends a nine-fight win streak for Barcelos and is just the second loss in his 18 bout career.