UFC Vegas 49 will be present at the fourth UFC Fight Night event of the year on February 26, 2022. The show also goes by the name UFC Fight Night 202 and UFC on ESPN+ 60. The event will air from UFC Apex Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
Islam Makhachev vs Bobby Green catchweight bout will serve as the main event of this show. The winner of this bout could be crowned as the new #1 contender for the title. The co-main event is not confirmed yet.
Read on to get the complete details on UFC Vegas 49 or Fight Night 202.
- Date: Febuary 26, 2022
- Location: UFC Apex Arena, Las Vegas, NV, US
- Timing: Main Card- 7 PM EST/ 4 PM PST, Prelims: 4 PM EST/ 1 PM PST
- Desk anchor & host – Karyn Bryant
- Desk analysts – Kamaru Usman & Rashad Evans
- Roving reporter – Megan Olivi
- Octagon announcer – Bruce Buffer
- Cageside Commentators – Brendan Fitzgerald (leading man on the mic), Michael Bisping & Paul Felder
Victor Altamirano vs Carlos Hernandez
Carlos Hernandez won via split Decision (28-29, 27-30, 29-28)
Micheal Gillmore vs Ramiz Brahimaj
Ramiz Brahimaj won via submission (Rear Naked Choke), R1, 2:02
Jonathan Martinez vs Alejandro Perez
Jonathan Martinez won via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Fares Ziam vs Terrance McKinney
Terrance Mcknney won via submission (Rear Naked Choke), R1, 2:11
Josiane Nunes vs Ramona Pascual
Women’s Bantamweight Bout
Josiane Nunes won via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Zhu Rong vs Ignacio Bahamondes
Ignacio Bahamondes won via submission (Guillotine Choke), R3, 1:40
Armen Petrosyan vs Gregory Rodrigues
Armen Petrosyan won via split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Arman Tsarukyan vs Joel Alvarez
Arman Tsarukyan won via KO/TKO (Punches), R2, 1:57
Priscila Cachoeira vs Ji Yeon Kim
Women’s Flyweight Bout
Priscila Cachoeira won via unanimous decision(29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Misha Cirkunov vs Wellington Turman
Wellington Turman won via submission (armbar) at 1:29 in round 2
Bobby Green vs Islam Makhachev
Islam Makhachev won via TKO (punches) at 3:23 in round 1
Cancelled or Moved Bout
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Marcin Tybura: As per report on January 13, 2021, this bout is moved to UFC 273 due to undisclosed reason.
- Wu Yanan vs Josiane Nunes
- J. Gonzalez Araneda vs Josiane Nunes
- Micheal Gillmore vs Jonny Parsons
- Ion Cutelaba vs Ryan Spann: This bout is removed from event due to an injury to Spann.
- Makhmud Muradov vs Misha Cirkunov
- Islam Makhachev vs Beneil Dariush
- JinhHu Frey vs Hannah Goldy
NEWS & UPDATE
On January 7, 2022, Baniel Dariush vs Islam Makhachev match was reported as the headliner bout. Later on February 17, 2022, Dariush withdrew from the bout due to an ankle injury. Bobby Green replaced Dariush on short notice, and the bout was turned into a catchweight bout at 160 lbs.
On December 1, 2021, a fight between Cirkunov and Makhmud Muradov was first reported by Igor Lazorin on Instagram for this event. Later on January 27, 2022, Muradov announced via Instagram that he has suffered a hand injury. On January 28, 2022, UFC announced Turman as a replacement for Muradov[source]. Turman was earlier preparing to fight Rodolfo Vieira at UFC 270, but Vieira pulled out of the fight due to medical reasons.
On January 13, 2022, John Hoyn Ko reported Priscilla Cachoeira vs Ji Yeon Kim to take place at this event.[source]
On November 29, 2021, Igor Lazorin reported Arman Tsarukyan vs Joel Alvarez to take place at this event.[source]
On December 02, 2021, ESPN Deportes first reported Victor Altamirano vs Carlos Hernandez take place at this event.
On December 11, 2021, Haysport version 2.0 reported Armen Petrosyan vs Gregory Rodrigues to take place at this event.
On January 13, 2022, Marcel Dorff initially reported Josiane Nunes vs. Wu Yanan to take place at this event. later on January 26, 2022, Yanan withdrew from the bout due to unknown reasons. On February 18, Romona Pascual replaced Yanan.
On October 15, 2021, CC Legaspi of ESPN Deportes reported Zhu Rong vs Ignacio Bahamondes to take place at this event.
On November 22, 2021, Mulitple sources confirmed Jinh Yu Frey vs Hannah Goldy match to take place at this event.[source] On February 23, 2022, the bout was scrapped due to illness to Hannah Goldy[source].
On January 12, 2021, Gillmore confirmed the bout against Jonny Parsons via Instagram. Later on February 17, 2022, Gillmore posted on his Instagram story that Parsons is replaced by Brahimaj.
Fares Ziam vs Terrance McKinney was scheduled to fight at UFC Fight Night on November 20, 2021. However, one of the cornermen for McKinney was tested positive for COVID-19 and the bout was canceled [source]. On December 4, 2021, Iridium Sports Agency confirmed via Instagram that the bout is rescheduled for this event.
On February 15, 2021, UFC officially released a poster for this event via Twitter.