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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to its APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the UFC Vegas 74 mixed martial arts (MMA) event TONIGHT (Sat., June 3, 2023), streaming LIVE on ESPN and ESPN+. UFC Vegas 74 will be headlined by the 125-pound showdown between Top 10-ranked flyweight contenders Kai Kara-France and Amir Albazi. Before that five-round clash of styles gets underway, featherweight veterans Alex Caceres and Daniel Pineda collide in UFC Vegas 74’s co-main event. Elsewhere on the card, lightweight mainstay Jim Miller welcomes UFC newcomer, Jesse Butler, to life inside the Octagon.


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HIGH STAKES FLYWEIGHT MATCHUP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns home to UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., June 3, 2023, with No. 3-seeded contender, Kai Kara-France, face rising No. 7-ranked Amir Albazi. In UFC Vegas 74’s ESPN+-streamed co-main event, an exciting Featherweight bout sees No. 15-ranked contender, Alex Caceres, lock horns with all-action Daniel Pineda.

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Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Kara-France vs. Albazi.” Without further delay, see below for the updated UFC Vegas 74 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action).

UFC VEGAS 74 QUICK RESULTS:

Kai Kara-France vs. Amir Albazi
Alex Caceres vs. Daniel Pineda
Jim Miller vs. Jesse Butler
Tim Elliott vs. Victor Altamirano
Karine Silva vs. Ketlen Souza
Jamie Mullarkey vs. Muhammad Naimov
Elizeu Zaleski vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov
John Castaneda vs. Muin Gafurov
Andrei Arlovski vs. Don’Tale Mayes
Johnny Munoz vs. Daniel Santos
Jinh Yu Frey vs. Elise Reed
Da’Mon Blackshear vs. Luan Lacerda — Blackshear def. Lacerda by TKO (punches) at 3:54 of Round Two
Maxim Grishin vs. Philipe Lins — Lins def. Grishin by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)

UFC VEGAS 74 LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY:

125 lbs.: Kai Kara-France vs. Amir Albazi

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145 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Daniel Pineda

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155 lbs.: Jim Miller vs. Jesse Butler

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125 lbs.: Tim Elliott vs. Victor Altamirano

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125 lbs.: Karine Silva vs. Ketlen Souza

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155 lbs.: Jamie Mullarkey vs. Muhammad Naimov

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170 lbs.: Elizeu Zaleski vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov

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135 lbs.: John Castaneda vs. Muin Gafurov

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265 lbs.: Andrei Arlovski vs. Don’Tale Mayes

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135 lbs.: Johnny Munoz vs. Daniel Santos

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115 lbs.: Jinh Yu Frey vs. Elise Reed

Round 1: Reed comes out aggressive, opens with a leg kick. Frey shoots under a 1-2 and puts her on the fence before dragging her down into half guard. One minute in. Reed regains guard. Short punches from Frey. Two minutes in. Reed considers an omoplata, then gets enough space to stand up and separate. Hard 1-2 from Frey after eating a right hand. Frey low kick. Two minutes to go.

Frey answers a 1-2 with a double-leg. Reed gets double unders and stands, eating a body kick as she does. Lead left by Frey. Reed backs her up, fires a 1-2 with a minute to go. Heavy counter left by Frey. Quick exchange. Reed fires a combination, lands knees to the body when Frey clinches. Big left by Frey on the exit. Reed pursues in the waning seconds and Frey cracks her with a pair of counter lefts. 10-9 Frey.

Round 2: Low kicks from Reed to start. Solid body kick. Slick right hook by Frey a minute in. More low kicks by Reed. 1-2s. Side kick. Good exchange two minutes in. Reactive level change by Frey puts her on top in half guard. Frey drops some solid left hands when Reed regains guard with two minutes to go.

Reed considering a sweep, Frey not doing much from the top. One minute to go. Reed tries an armbar, then kicks Frey off of her. 1-2. Reed wading after her, lands some solid punches before tying up. 10-9 Frey.

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135 lbs.: Da’Mon Blackshear vs. Luan Lacerda

Round 1: Both men in tall stances to start. Low kicks from Lacerda, front kick from Blackshear in return. Lacerda counters a body kick with a heavy left hand that prompts Blackshear to haul him to the fence. One minute in. Blackshear moves to a rear body lock and lands knees to the thigh. Lacerda rolls for a kneebar to kick off a scramble. Blackshear landing some punches as he defends two minutes in. Lacerda still hunting the kneebar. He finally manages to get Blackshear’s leg straight, but Blackshear’s knee slips out and they scramble back to their feet with two minutes to go.

Trading solid punches, Blackshear with volume and Lacerda with power. Lovely takedown by Blackshear. Lacerda quickly gets back to his feet and they trade inside with a minute to go. 1-2s from Lacerda as Blackshear pops him with jabs. Nasty right from Blackshear. Blackshear landing counters. Lacerda changes levels and rolls through Blackshear’s kimura trap to land on top. 10-9 Blackshear.

Round 2: Right back to trading punches. Blackshear’s length and volume are doing work for him. Lacerda slowly marching after him. Solid low kick. Body shot. Good counters from Blackshear on the fence. One minute in. Hard body shot from Lacerda, but Blackshear’s still getting the better of it as he circles. Lacerda gets over-unders, ends up on the bottom, rolls for another kneebar two minutes in. Awkward entanglement as Lacerda continues to try and get a good crank on the leg. Two minutes to go.

Blackshear defending well, sneaking in punches where he can. Now he commits to the punches and he’s doing damage. The right hands pile up until the ref steps in.

Final result: Blackshear def. Lacerda by TKO (punches)


205 lbs.: Maxim Grishin vs. Philipe Lins

Round 1: Lins quickly takes the center, and when Grishin tries to force him back, “Monstro” cracks him with an overhand right and hauls him to the fence. Grishin soon separates. Low kick exchange. One minute in. Body jab from Lins, then a long left into a combo that prompts Grishin to tie up. Lins reverses, landing short shots. He changes levels two minutes in, nothing there. Back to the center. Lins staying aggressive, soon ties up again. Two minutes to go.

They separate and trade combos. Nasty uppercut by Lins, who ties up afterwards. They separate with a minute to go. Grishin tosses out some head kicks that fail to connect. Lins to the body. Grishin lands a spinning elbow in the final seconds, then eats a heavy series of right hands. 10-9 Lins.

Round 2: Heavy exchanges to start the round. Lins once again takes him to the fence, can’t take him down despite an impressive lift. One minute in. Grishin chases a kimura, gets dragged to a knee. He works his way up, then blasts Lins with an elbow on the break. Grishin marching after him but Lins comes back with some nasty haymakers that back him off two minutes in. Solid body kick by Grishin, who ducks a left hand to tie up. Lins reverses and puts him on the fence again. They separate with two minutes to go.

Grishin quickly steps back into the clinch and Lins again puts him on the fence. They separate with a minute to go. The fight falls into a lull for a bit. Grishin tosses out some kicks, eats a hard counter. Nice body kick from Lina, Grishin comes back with a tight uppercut. 10-9 Lins,

Round 3: Both slam home heavy right hands in the opening seconds. Grishin tries an uppercut and eats some gnarly punches before answering with an elbow. Lins puts him on the fence once again. One minute in. They separate, tie up again, separate, tie up again. Lins hunting for a takedown against the fence. Two minutes in. Grishin trying to land punches and elbows as he defends. Another cracking elbow from Grishin on teh break. Lins comes back with some big swings before tying up. Two minutes to go.

Lins keeping him stuck against the fence. 3-2 from Lins when they separate. Grishin plodding forward, lands a heavy body kick. He changes levels, gets put on the fence. Nice Grishin elbow. One minute to go. Grishin hits a switch in the final seconds. 10-9 Lins.

Final result: Lins def. Grishin by unanimous decision


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