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UFC Fight Island 5 Results: Moraes vs Sandhagen

Here are the full results and highlights for UFC Fight Island 5

UFC Fight Island 5 emanated live from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on 10 October 2020. The main event bout was a bantamweight fight between Marlon Moraes and Cory Sandhagen.  Edson Barboza and Makwan Amirkhani clashed in the co-main event as part of the featherweight division.

There were six bouts on the main card and seven on the preliminary card, with a total of thirteen fights. It was an entertaining show with lots of KO finishes. We also saw several debuts during the night. Here are the full results and highlights from the show:

Preliminary Card for UFC Fight Island 5

Tagir Ulanbekov def. Bruno Silva 

Division: Flyweight

Method of victory: unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

The match kicked off the preliminary card. Both fighters fought until the end of all three rounds. Tagir Ulanbekov managed to win the bout by unanimous decision 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.

Tracy Cortez def. Stephanie Egger 

Division: Bantamweight

Method of victory: unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

The second preliminary bout also concluded via unanimous decision as Tracy Cortez won 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

Giga Chikadze def. Omar Morales

Division: Featherweight

Method of victory: unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Another win via unanimous decision for the night. So far, all three preliminary bouts made it to the third round. Chikadze won 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

Tony Kelley def. Ali Al-Qaisi

Division: Bantamweight
Method of victory: unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 27-30)

Joaquin Buckley def. Impa Kasanganay 

Division: Middleweight
Method of victory: KO (spinning back kick) at 2:03 of the 2nd round.

Joaquin Buckley delivered a devastating spinning back kick that knocked his opponent out immediately and ended the fight. Was this the best KO in UFC history?

Chris Daukaus def. Rodrigo Nascimento 

Division: Heavyweight
Method of victory: TKO (punches) at 45 seconds of round 1

Gone with the unanimous decisions and in with the KOs. Daukaus with the early win in just 45 seconds.

Tom Breese def. KB Bhullar 

Division: Middleweight
Method of victory: TKO at 1:42 of Round 1

Another KO finish of the first round. This was the final match in the preliminary card.

Main Card for UFC Fight Island 5

Ilia Topuria def. Youssef Zalal 

Division: Featherweight
Method of victory: unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

The first win via unanimous decision for the main card.

Tom Aspinall def. Alan Baudot 

Division: Heavyweight
Method of victory: TKO at 1:35 of Round 1

Alan Baudot had a very disappointing debut as he lost his first UFC match via TKO to Aspinall at 1:35 of the first round. Is this the last for Baudot in the UFC?

Dricus Du Plessis def. Markus Perez

Division: Middleweight
Method of victory: KO at 3:22 of Round 1

South Africa’s Dricus du Plessis makes an explosive UFC debut by winning his first match via TKO. After the match, Stillknocks revealed that he wants to be the real African champion in the UFC.

Read more about this story here.

Marcin Tybura def. Ben Rothwell 

Division: Heavyweight
Method of victory: unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)

The second win via unanimous decision on the main card. This time the W goes to Marcin Tybura.

Edson Barboza def. Makwan Amirkhani 

Division: Featherweight
Method of victory: unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)

Edson Barboza defeated Makwan Amirkhani to win the match by unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27, 30-26.

Cory Sandhagen def. Marlon Moraes 

Division: Bantamweight
Method of victory: TKO at 1:03 of Round 2

The official main event of UFC Fight Island 5. Cory Sandhagen delivered a backheel for the win at 1:03 of Round 2.

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