UFC Fight Night: Fiziev vs Gamrot, September 23, 2023


UFC Fight Night on September 23, 2023, also known as UFC Vegas 79, aired from UFC Apex Arena in Las Vegas, NV. A lightweight bout between Rafael Fiziev and Mateusz Gamrot was the main event.

Event Info

  • Date: September 23, 2023
  • Start Time: 4:00 PM EST, Main Card: 7:00 PM EST
  • Location: UFC Apex Arena in Las Vegas, NV



Main Event: Rafael Fiziev vs Mateusz Gamrot

  • Result: Mateusz Gamrot won via TKO (injury) at 2:03 of Round 2
  • Division/title: Lightweight
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Weight: Rafael Fiziev (156 lbs), Mateusz Gamrot (156 lbs)
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Bryce Mitchell vs Dan Ige

  • Result: Bryce Mitchell won via unanimous decision(30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Featherweight
  • Referee: Mark Smith
  • Weight: Bryce Mitchell (146 lbs), Dan Ige (146 lbs)
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Marina Rodriguez vs Michelle Waterson Gomez

  • Result: Marina Rodriguez def. won via TKO (punches) at 2:42 of Round 2
  • Division/title: Women’s Strawweight
  • Weight: Marina Rodriguez (116 lbs), Michelle Waterson-Gomez (115.5 lbs)
  • Referee: Kerry Hatley

Bryan Battle vs AJ Fletcher

  • Result: Bryan Battle won via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:32 of Round 2
  • Division/title: Welterweight
  • Referee: Bryan Battle (171 lbs), AJ Fletcher (170.5 lbs)

Charles Jourdain vs Ricardo Ramos

  • Result: Charles Jourdain won via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:12 of Round 1
  • Division/title: Featherweight
  • Weight: Ricardo Ramos (146 lbs), Charles Jourdain (145.5 lbs)
  • Referee: Herb Dean


Miles Johns vs Dan Argueta

  • Result: Miles Johns won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Bantamweight
  • Referee: Kerry Hatley
  • Weight: Miles Johns(136 lbs), Dan Argueta(136 lbs)
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Tim Means vs Andre Fialho

  • Result: Tim Means won via TKO (punches) at 1:15 of Round 3
  • Division/title: Welterweight
  • Referee: Dan Miragliotta
  • Weight: Tim Means (171 lbs), André Fialho (171 lbs)

Jacob Malkoun vs Cody Brundage

  • Result: Cody Brundage won via DQ (Illegal strikes) at 4:15 Round 1
  • Division/title: Middleweight
  • Referee: Mark Smith
  • Weight: Jacob Malkoun (186 lbs), Cody Brundage (185 lbs)
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Jake Collier vs Mohammed Usman

  • Result: Mohammed Usman won via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Heavyweight
  • Referee: Dan Miragliotta
  • Weight: Mohammed Usman (237 lbs), Jake Collier (256.5 lbs)
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Mizuki Inoue vs Hannah Goldy

  • Result: Mizuki Inoue won via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Women’s Strawweight
  • Referee: Mark Smith
  • Weight: Mizuki Inoue (115.5 lbs), Hannah Goldy (115.5 lbs)
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Montserrat Rendon vs Tamires Vidal

  • Result: Montserrat Rendon won via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Women’s Bantamweight
  • Referee: Kerry Hatley
  • Weight: Montserrat Rendon (136 lbs), Tamires Vidal (134 lbs)
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UFC presented a fight night event on September 23, 2023, from UFC Apex Arena in Las Vegas. Since it was the 79th event from the venue, it is also called UFC Vegas 79. The event is also called UFC on ESPN 52 as it was the 52nd Fight Night to air on ESPN.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported via UFC President Dana White that Rafael Fiziev vs Mateusz Gamrot lightweight bout would headline this event while Bryce Mitchell vs Dan Ige featherweight bout would be the co-main event.

Javid Basharat and Victor Henry were booked for this event, but Henry had to pull out with unknown issues. The bout was later shifted to UFC 294 PPV.


  • Montserrat Rendon

Canceled bouts

Performance Awards

One Fight of the Night award and two Performance of the Night awards were given out as performance bonuses for this show. The following fighters earned $50,000 each in bonus.

  • Fight of the Night– Tim Means vs. André Fialho
  • Performance of the Night- Marina Rodriguez, Charles Jourdain

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