UFC Fight Night: Luque vs Dos Anjos | August 12, 2023 | Vegas 78


UFC Fight Night event on August 12, 2023, took place at UFC Apex Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Also known as UFC Vegas 78, it was headlined by a welterweight bout between Vincente Luque and Rafael Dos Anjos.

Event Info

  • Date: August 12, 2023
  • Start Time: Prelims 4 pm ET, 7 pm ET
  • Location: UFC Apex Arena in Las Vegas,



Main Event: Rafael dos Anjos vs Vicente Luque

  • Result: Vicente Luque won via unanimous decision(49-46, 48-47, 48-47)
  • Division/title: Welterweight
  • Referee: Mark Smith
  • Weight: Vicente Luque (170.5 lbs), Rafael dos Anjos (171 lbs)

Cub Swanson vs Hakeem Dawodu

  • Result: Cub Swanson won via unanimous decision(29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Featherweight
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Weight: Cub Swanson (146 lbs), Hakeem Dawodu (146 lbs)

Khalil Rountree Jr. vs Chris Daukaus

  • Result: Khalil Roundtree Jr. won via TKO(punches) at 2:40 in round 1
  • Division/title: Light Heavyweight
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Weight: Khalil Rountree Jr. (203.5 lbs), Chris Daukaus (205 lbs)
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Polyana Viana vs Iasmin Lucindo

  • Result: Iasmin Lucindo won via submission at 3:42 in round 2
  • Division/title: Women’s Strawweight
  • Referee: Chris Tognoni
  • Weight: Polyana Viana (116 lbs), Iasmin Lucindo (116 lbs)

Tafon Nchukwi vs AJ Dobson

  • Result: AJ Dobson won via unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Division/title: Catchweight (189.5 lbs)
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Weight: A.J. Dobsonv (185.5 lbs), Tafon Nchukwi (189.5 lbs)

Josh Fremd vs Jamie Pickett

  • Result: Josh Fremd won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Division/title: Catchweight (189 lbs)
  • Referee: Mark Smith
  • Weight: Josh Fremd (189 lbs), Jamie Pickett (186 lbs)
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Marcus McGhee vs JP Buys

  • Result: Marcus McGhee won via knockout (punch) at 2:19 of Round 1
  • Division/title: Bantamweight
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Weight: JP Buys (136 lbs), Marcus McGhee (136 lbs)
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Terrance McKinney vs Mike Breeden

  • Result: Terrance McKinney won via TKO (punches) at 1:25 of round 1
  • Division/title: Lightweight
  • Referee: Chris Tognoni
  • Weight: Terrance McKinney (156 lbs), Mike Breeden (156 lbs)
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Francis Marshall vs Isaac Dulgarian

  • Result: Isaac Dulgarian def. Francis Marshall via TKO (punches) at 4:48 of Round 1
  • Division/title: Featherweight
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Weight: Francis Marshall (145.5 lbs), Isaac Dulgarian (145.5 lbs)

Martin Buday vs Josh Parisian

  • Result: Martin Buday won via submission (Kimura) at 4:11 of round 1
  • Division/title: Heavyweight
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Weight: Josh Parisian (266 lbs), Martin Buday (266 lbs)
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Montserrat Conejo Ruiz vs Jaqueline Amorim

  • Result: Jaqueline Amorim won via TKO (punches) at 3:41 of Round 3
  • Division/title: Women’s Strawweight
  • Referee: Chris Tognoni
  • Weight: Jaqueline Amorim (116 lbs), Montserrat Ruiz (113 lbs)
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Da’Mon Blackshear vs José Johnson

  • Result: Da’Mon Blackshear won via submission (Twister) at 3:47 of round 1
  • Division/title: Bantamweight
  • Referee: Mark Smith
  • Weight: Da’Mon Blackshear (136 lbs), Jose Johnson (135.5 lbs)
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Luana Santos vs Juliana Miller

  • Result: Luana Santos won via TKO (Punches) at 3:41 of round 1
  • Division/title: Women’s Flyweight
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Weight: Juliana Miller (126 lbs), Luana Santos (126 lbs)
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The event aired from UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas, NV. It was the 78th event to take place at the venue and therefore, is also called UFC Vegas 78.

Vincente Luque vs Rafael Dos Anjos bout was earlier expected to headline UFC Vegas 77 on July 15, 2023. However, the bout was later shifted to headline this event later with unknown reasons.

Chris Daukaus vs Khalil Rountree Jr. bout was earlier scheduled for UFC 289, but Daukaus pulled out of the bout due to injury. The bout was rebooked for this event.

Canceled or Postponed Bouts

  • Marcus McGhee vs Gastón Bolaños (Bolanos withdrew due to unknown reason)
  • Lando Vannata vs Mike Breeden (Vannata withdrew due to injury)
  • Brady Hiestand vs Da’Mon Blackshear (Hiestand withdrew due to Staph Infection)


  • Isaac Dulgarian
  • Luana Santos
  • José Johnson

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