UFC on ESPN 9: Woodley vs. Burns fight card on May 30

UFC on ESPN 9: Woodley vs. Burns
Date: May 30, 2020
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Gate: No ticket sales
Attendance: No audience in attendance

Fighter Awards & Bonuses ($50,000 each)
– Fight of the Night: Brandon Royval vs. Tim Elliott
– Performance of the Night: Jim Miller
– Performance of the Night: Justin Jaynes

*The UFC had initially planned to hold the UFC on ESPN 9 fight card on May 23, but moved it to May 30 with hopes that it could be held at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The Nevada State Athletic Commission approved the return to Las Vegas at a May 27 commission tele-meeting. The mass cancellations and postponements were due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

UFC on ESPN 9 Fight Card

Main Card (9 pm ET on ESPN and ESPN+)

  • Gilbert Burns def. Tyron Woodley by Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–44, 50–44)
  • Augusto Sakai def. Blagoy Ivanov by Split Decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Billy Quarantillo def. Spike Carlyle by Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Roosevelt Roberts def. Brok Weaver by Submission (rear naked choke) R2, 3:26
  • Mackenzie Dern def. Hannah Cifers by Submission (kneebar) R1, 2:36

Prelims (6 pm ET on ESPN and ESPN+)

  • Katlyn Chookagian def. Antonina Shevchenko by Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)
  • Daniel Rodriguez def. Gabe Green by Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jamahal Hill def. Klidson Abreu by TKO (knee to the body and punches) R1, 1:51
  • Brandon Royval def. Tim Elliott by Submission (arm-triangle choke) R2, 3:18
  • Casey Kenney def. Louis Smolka by Submission (guillotine choke) R1, 3:03
  • Chris Gutiérrez def. Vince Morales by TKO (leg kicks) R2, 4:27