A key welterweight battle that includes former division kingpin Tyron Woodley taking over surging contender Gilbert Burns headlines tonight’s UFC on ESPN 9 occasion.

Woodley (19-4-1 MMA) shall be returning to motion for the primary time since surrendering his welterweight title to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235. Previous to the setback, ‘The Chosen One’ was using a seven-fight unbeaten streak, which included three profitable title defenses.

In the meantime, Gilbert Burns (18-Three MMA) will enter tonight’s contest with Tyron Woodley on a five-fight win streak, which incorporates three straight wins within the promotions welterweight division. In his most up-to-date effort this previous March in Brazil, ‘Durinho’ picked up a primary spherical TKO victory over submission specialist Demian Maia.

Within the co-main occasion of the night UFC heavyweights Augusto Sakai and Blagoy Ivanov will collided in hopes of shifting one step nearer to title rivalry.

Sakai (14-1-1 MMA) has gone an ideal 3-Zero since becoming a member of the UFC ranks in September of 2018.

As for Ivanov (18-Three MMA), ‘Bagata’ has gone 2-2 since becoming a member of the promotion in July of 2018. The previous PFL and WSOF heavyweight champion suffered a split-decision loss to Derrick Lewis in his most up-to-date Octagon look.

Get all of tonight’s UFC on ESPN 9: ‘Woodley vs. Burns’ Dwell Outcomes and Highlights under:

UFC on ESPN 9 Fundamental Card (9 pm EST, ESPN+)

Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns – Burns def. Woodley by unanimous resolution (50-45, 50-44 x2)

Augusto Sakai vs. Blagoy Ivanov – Sakai def. Ivanov by cut up resolution (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

Billy Quarantillo vs. Spike Carlyle – Quarantillo def. Carlyle by unanimous resolution (29-28 x3)  **FOTY Candidate**

Brok Weaver vs. Roosevelt Roberts – Roberts def. Weaver through submission (RNC) at 3:26 of Spherical 2


Mackenzie Dern vs. Hannah Cifers – Dern def. Cifers through submission (kneebar) at 2:36 of Spherical 1

UFC on ESPN 9 Prelims (6 pm EST, ESPN+)

Katlyn Chookagian vs. Antonina Shevchenko – Chookagian def. Shevchenko by unanimous resolution (30-25 x3)

Daniel Rodriguez vs. Gabriel Inexperienced – Rodriguez def. Inexperienced by unanimous resolution (30-27 x3)

Klidson Abreu vs. Jamahal Hill – Hill def. Abreu through TKO at 1:50 of Spherical 1

Tim Elliott vs. Brandon Royval – Royval def. Elliott through submission (arm triangle) at 3:18 of Spherical 2

Casey Kenney vs. Louis Smolka – Kenney def. Smolka through submission (guillotine) at 3:02 of Spherical 1

Chris Gutierrez vs. Vince Morales – Gutierrez def. Morales by TKO at 4:27 of Spherical 2

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This text first appeared on BJPENN.com on Might 30, 2020