The UFC returns this weekend for UFC Fight Night 129 which will be held on May 19, 2018, at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. Check out the full fight card for the event here.
The event will be the first that the UFC has held in Chile.
A welterweight bout between Kamaru Usman and Santiago Ponzinibbio was originally scheduled to feature as the main event, however, Ponzinibbio pulled out due to injury and was replaced by Demian Maia.
After winning the Ultimate Fighter, Usman has won six-straight and is currently ranked #7 is the UFC’s welterweight division. In his last bout, Usman earned a dominant unanimous decision over Emil Weber Meek at UFC Fight Night 124.
Maia is currently ranked at #5 at 170lbs, however, he is coming off back-to-back losses to Tyron Woodley at UFC 214 and most recently to Colby Covington at UFC Fight Night 119.
A women’s strawweight bout is featured in the co-main event slot as Alexa Grasso takes on Tatiana Suarez.
After earning a unanimous decision win in her UFC debut over Heather Clark at UFC Fight Night 98, Grasso suffered her first professional defeat to Felice Herrig at UFC Fight Night 104 via unanimous decision. In her last bout, however, the Mexican fighter earned a close split decision win over Randa Markos at UFC Fight Night 114.
Suarez competed on season 23 of the Ultimate Fighter, winning all three of the tournament matches before winning the competition by defeating Amanda Cooper in the final via first-round submission. In her last bout since winning the show, Suarez earned a dominant unanimous decision win over Viviane Pereira at. UFC Fight Night 120.
Also featured on the main card is a light heavyweight bout between Jared Cannonier and Dominick Reyes, a women’s flyweight bout pitting Veronica Macedo against Andrea Lee, a bantamweight bout featuring Diego Rivas vs. Guido Cannetti and kicking off the main card is a welterweight scrap between Vicente Luque vs. Chad Laprise.
Zak Cummings vs. Michel Prazeres will headline the FS2 preliminary card while kicking things off on FS2 will be a featherweight contest between Gabriel Benítez and Humberto Bandenay.
The three fight UFC Fight Pass preliminary card will feature a featherweight headlining bout between Enrique Barzola vs. Brandon Davis while Claudio Puelles vs. Felipe Silva will kick the evening off in Chile in a lightweight contest.
Check out the full fight card for UFC Fight Night 129 below:
Main card (Fox Sports 1)
Demian Maia vs. Kamaru Usman
Alexa Grasso vs. Tatiana Suarez
Jared Cannonier vs. Dominick Reyes
Veronica Macedo vs. Andrea Lee
Diego Rivas vs. Guido Cannetti
Vicente Luque vs. Chad Laprise
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 2)
Zak Cummings vs. Michel Prazeres
Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja
Poliana Botelho vs. Syuri Kondo
Gabriel Benítez vs. Humberto Bandenay
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Enrique Barzola vs. Brandon Davis
Henry Briones vs. Frankie Saenz
Claudio Puelles vs. Felipe Silva
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