UFC Vegas 73 event was live on May 20, 2023, with a women’s strawweight title bout in the headliner between Mackenzie Dern and Angela Hill.
Earlier, Raquel Pennington vs Irene Aldana was set to headline the show but Aldana was moved to a title fight against Amanda Nunes and Pennington was moved as her back up for UFC 289. Dern returned to the cage 7 months since she lost to Yan Xianon which was her second loss in last 3 bouts. Hill had managed to turn around her form with 2 wins in a row.
Anthony Hernandez looked to build on his good form in the last 2 years and make it 4 wins in a row. Shahbazyan broke his losing streak at 282 and the win in the co-main event would have made it two wins in a row. Two bouts were turned into catchweight after Orion Cosce and Vanessa Demopoulos missed weights at UFC Vegas 73 weigh-in.
Check below for live results from UFC Vegas 73: Dern vs Hill with results from both prelims and main card.
- Themba Gorimbo def. Takashi Sato via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – Welterweight bout
- Natália Silva def. Victoria Leonardo via TKO (Punch) at 2:58 of round 1- Women’s Flyweight bout (Watch Video)
- Chase Hooper def. Nick Fiore via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)- Lightweight bout
- Rodrigo Nascimento def. Ilir Latifi via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)- Heavyweight bout
- Gilbert Urbina def. Orion Cosce via TKO at 2:55 of round 2 – Catchweight (172.5 lbs) bout (Watch Video)
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Vanessa Demopoulos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – Catchweight (117.5 lbs) bout
- Viacheslav Borschev def. Hayisaer Maheshate via TKO at 2:37 of round 2 – Lightweight bout (Watch Video)
- Carlos Diego Ferreira def. Michael Johnson via KO at 1:50 of round 2 – Lightweight bout (Watch Video)
- Joaquin Buckley def. André Fialho via KO at 2:15 of round 2 – Welterweight bout (Watch Video)
- Lupita Godinez def. Emily Ducote via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) – Catchweight (120 lbs) bout
- Anthony Hernandez def. Edmen Shahbazyan via TKO at 1:01 of round 3 – Middleweight bout (Watch Video)
- Mackenzie Dern def. Angela Hill via unanimous decision (49-43, 49-44, 49-44) – Women’s Strawweight bout