UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman takes place on May 19th, 2018 at the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. The main event is set to feature a middleweight bout between #5 welterweight Demian Maia and #7 Kamaru Usman. Also on the card, in women’s strawweight action, Alex Grasso takes on Tatiana Suarez.
Post-Fight Press Conference (Results below event news):
- April 26th: The initial main event for the event was Kamaru Usman taking on Santiago Ponzinibbio but Ponzinibbio pulled out due to injury. Demian Maia fills in for Santiago on April 26th.
- April 27th: A flyweight bout between Brandon Moreno and Ray Borg was scheduled for this event after being postponed two other times due to separate injuries. This time, Ray Borg decided to pull out of the card due to taking care of his child who underwent brain surgery. TUF: 24 castmate Alexandre Pantoja has filled in for Ray Borg.
Official Fight Card:
- Kamaru Usman defeated Demian Maia via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
- Tatiana Suarez defeated Alexa Grasso via first-round submission (rear-naked choke)
- Dominick Reyes defeated Jared Cannonier via first-round KO (punch)
- Guido Cannetti defeated Diego Rivas via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Andrea Lee defeated Veronica Macedo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Vicente Luque defeated Chad Laprise via first-round KO (punches)
Preliminary Card (*UFC Fight Pass Bout):
- Michel Prazeres defeated Zak Cummings via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Alexandre Pantoja defeated Brandon Moreno via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
- Poliana Botelho defeated Syuri Kondo via first-round KO (body kick & punches)
- Gabriel Benítez defeated Humberto Bandenay via first-round KO (slam & punches)
- *Enrique Barzola defeated Brandon Davis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
- *Frankie Saenz defeated Henry Briones via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
- *Claudio Puelles defeated Felipe Silva via third-round submission (kneebar)