(Click on the fight below and then scroll down to see in-fight live stats and full results, courtesy of Fight Analytics. Full live results for the first UFC on ESPN+ 16: Cowboy vs. Gaethje bout from Vancouver is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT.)
NOTE the UFC on ESPN+ 16: Cowboy vs. Gaethje start times
- UFC on ESPN+ 16 main card start time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ESPN+
- UFC on ESPN+ 16 prelims start time: 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on ESPN+
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Vancouver on Saturday for UFC on ESPN+ 16: Cowboy vs. Gaethje.
UFC on ESPN+ 16 is topped by an explosive lightweight contender showdown between friends Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje.
Cerrone (36-12, 1NC; No. 4 UFC lightweight) is looking to rebound from a loss to top-ranked Tony Ferguson. He returned to the lightweight division earlier this year with wins over Alexander Hernandez and Al Iaquinta. Had he defeated Ferguson, Cerrone likely would have been next in line for UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
A former World Series of Fighting champion, Gaethje (20-2) was on the fast track to a title shot before stumbling in back-to-back bouts with Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier. He has since returned to the win column with victories over James Vick and Edson Barboza. A win over Cerrone would have him once again knocking on the door to the title.
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UFC on ESPN+ 16: Cowboy vs. Gaethje results from Vancouver
UFC on ESPN+ 16: Cowboy vs. Gaethje results
Main Card (8 p.m. ET on ESPN+)
- Justin Gaethje def. Donald Cerrone by TKO (punches) at 4:18, R1
- Glover Teixeira def. Nikita Krylov by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Todd Duffee vs. Jeff Hughes ruled No Contest (accidental eye poke) at 4:03, R1
- Tristan Connelly def. Michel Pereira by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
- Uriah Hall def. Antônio Carlos Júnior by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Misha Cirkunov def. Jimmy Crute by submission (Peruvian necktie) at 3:38, R1
Prelims (5 p.m. ET on ESPN+)
- Augusto Sakai def. Marcin Tybura by KO (Punches) at 0:59, R1
- Miles Johns def. Cole Smith by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Hunter Azure def. Brad Katona by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 39-28)
- Chas Skelly def. Jordan Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Louis Smolka def. Ryan MacDonald by TKO (punches) at 4:43, R1
- Austin Hubbard def. Kyle Prepolec by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)