Pushing forward with a second consecutive headliner, the UFC field a pivotal division clash between kickboxing ace, the heavy-hitting talent, Jairzinho ‘Bigi Boy’ Rozenstruik and dynamic French uber-prospect, Ciryl ‘Bon Gamin’ Gane in a mouth-watering matchup.
Both coming off statement knockout victories over former undisputed heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos — Rozenstruik rebounded from a May knockout defeat to incoming title challenger, Francis Ngannou to stop the Brazilian at UFC 250 in June — with second round strikes.
Improving his undefeated professional record to 7-0, Fernand Lopez product and MMA Factory mainstay, Gane stuck a massive elbow to stop dos Santos also in the second round — moving to 4-0 under the UFC’s banner.
In an important light heavyweight matchup, former Fight Nights Global titleholder, Nikita Krylov makes his Octgon return as he draws the highly-touted, Magomed Ankalaev in an important clash for the light heavyweight landscape.
Ukrainian finisher, Krylov has notched a whopping fifteen submission wins, as well as a further ten knockout stoppages — most recently taking his first career decision victory in a UFC Fight Night Brasilia judging win over Johnny Walker last March.
Removing any doubt surrounding his first knockout win over Ion Cutelaba at UFC Fight Night Norfolk last February, Ankalaev moved to 2-0 against the Romanian via a late first frame stoppage at UFC 254 last October on ‘Fight Island’ — moving to 14-1 as a professional and extending his promotional-streak to five-fights.
UFC Vegas 20 Results: Rozenstruik vs. Gane
Main Card: (ESPN+ 8 p.m. ET)
Heavyweight: Ciryl Gane def. Jairzinho Rozenstruik via unanimous decision (50-45 x3)
Light Heavyweight: Magomed Ankalaev def. Nikita Krylov via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Flyweight: Montana De La Rosa vs. Mayra Beuno Silva majority draw (27-29, and 28-28 x2)
Bantamweight: Pedro Munhoz def. Jimmie Rivera via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, and 29-28)
Featherweigth: Alex Caceres def. Kevin Croom via unanimous decision (30-26 x2, and 30-27)
Preliminary Card: (ESPN+ 6 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Thiago Moises def. Alexander Hernandez via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, and 29-28)
Bantamweight: Alexis Davis def. Sabina Mazo via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, and 30-26)
Bantamweight: Ronnie Lawrence def. Vince Cachero via third round (2:38) TKO (strikes)
Catchweight (210.5-pounds): Dustin Jacoby def. Maxim Grishin via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)