LIVE! UFC Vegas 88 Results & Play-By-Play!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to its APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the UFC Vegas 88 mixed martial arts (MMA) event TONIGHT (Sat., March 16, 2024), streaming LIVE on ESPN+. UFC Vegas 88 will be topped by the 265-pound showdown pitting long-time heavyweight hurter, Tai Tuivasa, against power-punching Polish titan, Marcin Tybura, a five-round showdown with a spot in the division Top 10 hanging in the balance. Before that headlining clash of styles gets underway, rough-and-tumble welterweight warrior, Bryan Battle, collides with 170-pound “Ninja”, Ange Loosa, in UFC Vegas 88’s co-main event, scheduled for 15 minutes of slam-bang violence.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Vegas 88 fight card below, starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” undercard bouts at 4 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN+ main card start time at 7 p.m. ET. Bet on all the UFC Vegas 88 action with our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook right here.

Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Tuivasa vs. Tybura.” Without further delay, see below for the updated UFC Vegas 88 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action).



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HEAVYWEIGHT HOEDOWN! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to its APEX venue in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., March 16, 2024, with a titanic tilt between Australian power puncher and master of the Shoey, Tai Tuivasa (14-6), and longtime 265-pound keeper of gates, Marcin Tybura (24-8), across five rounds of heavyweight action. In UFC Vegas 88’s ESPN+-streamed co-main event, Tar Heel “Butcher” Bryan Battle (10-2) looks to win his third straight at the expense of Congo “Ninja” Ange Loosa (10-3) in a high-stakes Welterweight scrap.

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UFC VEGAS 88 QUICK RESULTS:

Tai Tuivasa vs. Marcin Tybura
Bryan Battle vs. Ange Loosa
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
Christian Rodriguez vs. Isaac Dulgarian
Pannie Kianzad vs. Macy Chiasson
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Bryan Barberena
Natan Levy vs. Mike Davis
Josiane Nunes vs. Chelsea Chandler
Jafel Filho vs. Ode Osbourne
Thiago Moises vs. Mitch Ramirez
Josh Culibao vs. Danny Silva
Jaqueline Amorim vs. Cory McKenna
Charalampos Grigoriou vs. Chad Anheliger — Anheliger def. Grigoriou by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)

UFC VEGAS 88 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa v Tybura Weigh-in

265 lbs.: Tai Tuivasa vs. Marcin Tybura

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170 lbs.: Bryan Battle vs. Ange Loosa

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205 lbs.: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu

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145 lbs.: Christian Rodriguez vs. Isaac Dulgarian

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135 lbs.: Pannie Kianzad vs. Macy Chiasson

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185 lbs.: Gerald Meerschaert vs. Bryan Barberena

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155 lbs.: Natan Levy vs. Mike Davis

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135 lbs.: Josiane Nunes vs. Chelsea Chandler

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125 lbs.: Jafel Filho vs. Ode Osbourne

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145 lbs.: Josh Culibao vs. Danny Silva

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115 lbs.: Jaqueline Amorim vs. Cory McKenna

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155 lbs.: Thiago Moises vs. Mitch Ramirez

Round 1: They trade low kicks for a bit until Moises hits a double-leg. One minute in. Moises settles in half guard. He spends the next two minutes chipping away, unable to pass but staying heavy. Two minutes to go.

Ramirez tries to scramble up and Moises immediately latches onto his back, hunting the RNC. He continues to do so until the bell. 10-9 Moises.

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135 lbs.: Charalampos Grigoriou vs. Chad Anheliger

Round 1: Solid low kick from Grigoriou to start, Anheliger answers in kind. Nice exchange near the fence, low kicks by Anheliger. Grigoriou forces him back with a combo, eats a low kick, lands his own. He’s got the heavier kicks so far. Counter right by Anheliger, then another as Grigoriou hurls a huge right a minute in. Low kick appears to sting Grigoriou’s calf. Grigoriou continues to pressure, walks into a counter and Anheliger grabs a body lock. Two minutes in. Holding the body lock against the fence. Deadlocked with two minutes to go.

Grigoriou breaks free and looks for a takedown, completing it at the base of the fence. Anheliger looking to cinch up a guillotine while seated. One minute to go. Grigoriou sets up in butterfly guard. He lays-and-prays until the bell. 10-9 Anheliger.

Round 2: Solid calf kick from Anheliger to start, then a check hook as Grigoriou shoots in. Anheliger alternating between looking for a switch and kimura. Elbows piling up as he defends. Grigoriou gets him to a knee, eats another elbow. Grigoriou shamelessly lay-and-praying at the base of the fence as Anheliger tries to do damage. Two minutes in. Grigoriou has been leaning him him for more than half a round without landing a single strike. Two minutes to go.

Anheliger’s defending but can’t break the grip, while Grigoriou refuses to do anything. The ref finally breaks them up and they get to trading. Hard calf kick by Anheliger. Grigoriou looks gassed, gets dropped by a low kick and eats a right hand. One minute tog o. Anheliger cracks him with a counter right, then a stiff jab and uppercut. Grigoriou shoots and gets back to leaning on him without striking, eating elbows. 10-9 Anheliger.

Round 3: Anheliger teeing off on a gassed Grigoriou. Combinations and low kicks. Big flurry against the fence, shrugs off a counter. Clash of heads as they trade to prompt a pause a minute in. Anheliger goes back to eating him up with punches and low kicks. Nasty body shots. Grigoriou reduced to whiffing on slow-motion counters as a fresh Anheliger goes to work. Hard straight right two minutes in. Anheliger takes his foot off the gas for a bit, then cracks him with a left hook. Vicious counter right drops Grigoriou and Anheliger follows with body shots. Jabs, low kick. Two minutes to go.

1-1-2 from Anheliger. Knee upstairs, 1-2 blocked, jab lands clean. Low kick yet again. Grigoriou whiffs on a flying knee. One minute to go. Nice body shot by Anheliger, double jab. Heavy combination. Grigoriou trying to posture. Anheliger lands a liver shot and low kick. 1-1-2. Nasty counter right yet again and a head kick behind it. 10-8 Anheliger.

Final result: Anheliger def. Grigoriou by unanimous decision


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