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UFC on ESPN+ 68 live results: Cory Sandhagen vs. Song Yadong

An exciting bantamweight main event headlines in Las Vegas.
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Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN+ 68: Sandhagen vs. Song, emanating from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

After a wild week, the Octagon is back at the UFC Apex after a much quieter week with a bantamweight headliner that could have title shot implications riding on it.

Cory Sandhagen fights for the first time in 2022 as he looks to get back into the win column when he battles Song Yadong in the five-round main event. Sandhagen last fought in October at UFC 267, coming up short in his shot at winning the Interim UFC Bantamweight Champion as he dropped a decision to Petr Yan. He remains one of the top-ranked bantamweights in the world and would be right back in the mix with a win. Song looks to extend his three-fight win streak, and he has just one loss in his ten UFC appearances.

Also on the main card is a middleweight bout pitting Chidi Njokuani against Gregory Rodrigues, a featherweight bout between Andre Fili and Bill Algeo, and a heavyweight bout that sees Tanner Boser take on Rodrigo Nascimento.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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> Lightweights- Nikolas Motta (12-4, 0-1 UFC) vs. Cameron VanCamp (15-6-1 1 NC, 0-1 UFC)

VanCamp with a leg kick to start then goes to the body. VanCamp mainly landing kicks as Motta tries to work the jab. Motta lands a left hook. They trade punches and VanCamp lands slightly more. Motta lands a right hand. VanCamp tries a flying knee that misses and Motta lands a high kick. VanCamp with a leg kick. VanCamp with a combo. Motta lands a left hook that sends VanCamp to his knees and Motta starts to land follow-up punches and gets the finish. Nice finish for Motta.

Official Result- Nikolas Motta def. Cameron VanCamp by TKO (punches) at 3:49 of Round 1

> Bantamweights- Tony Gravely (23-7, 4-2 UFC) vs. Javid Basharat (12-0, 1-0 UFC)

Gravely with a leg kick. He lands a body kick. He lands another leg kick then a left hook. Basharat with a leg kick. Basharat lands a body kick and Gravely lands a knee and Basharat has a cut open. Gravely pushes it against the fence and gets a brief takedown and has the back as they stand. The cut was from a clash of heads. Gravely trying to get it down. Gravely gets a takedown as Basharat was trying to grab the fence but they stand. Basharat lands an elbow as they break. There was a brief timeout to check the cut on Basharat but they continue. They trade punches and Basharat lands a nice right hand. Basharat landing better here. Basharat lands the jab and they trade right hands. Gravely lands a combo. Basharat gets a takedown and Gravely locks in a guillotine but Basharat escapes and they get to their feet. Basharat with a spin kick to the body. 10-9 Basharat.

Gravely with a high kick and he looks for a takedown but Basharat is wise to it. Basharat with some leg kicks and Gravely shoots for a takedown and Basharat scrambles to his feet. Gravely has the body lock and they go to the mat for a moment but stand with Gravely having the body control. They break and Basharat with a body kick. Gravely shoots and Basharat reverses and gets a takedown and is in the half-guard. Basharat lands from the top before they scramble to their feet. They break and Gravely with a left hook. Basharat with a body kick and Gravely with a leg kick. They have another clash of heads. Basharat with a body kick. Basharat hurts Gravely with a high kick and Gravely stumbles trying for a takedown. Basharat lands late. 10-9 Basharat, 20-18 Basharat.

They trade leg kicks. Basharat lands a left hand. They continue to trade and Gravely grabs the leg and tries for a takedown and they scramble around with both doing a nice job and they break. Basharat with a knee to the body. Gravely pressing forward. Basharat with an elbow. Basharat landing the jab. Basharat with a body kick then a jab. Gravely with a leg kick and Basharat counters with a left hook. Basharat with a combo and Gravely shoots for a takedown but Basharat defends. Basharat with a combo. Basharat with the jab then a front kick to the body. Gravely lands a right hand and they trade late. 10-9 Basharat, 30-27 Basharat.

Official Result- Javid Basharat def. Tony Gravely by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Women's Flyweights- Mariya Agapova (10-3, 2-2 UFC) vs. Gillian Robertson (10-7, 7-5 UFC)

They trade and go to the mat and Agapova locks in a guillotine choke but Robertson escapes to her feet. Robertson grabs the leg and looks for the takedown against the fence and Agapova lands some punches and elbows to defend. Agapova landing big elbows to the side of the head of Robertson. Robertson tries the takedown but Agapova ends up on top and lands hammerfists. Robertson gets the back. Agapova trying to reverse and is landing punches. They get to their feet and break. Agapova with a body kick. Agapova lands a left hand. Robertson shoots for the takedown and Agapova lands punches to defend. Robertson still has the leg and Agapova landing punches. Agapova landing punches and elbows and Robertson gets it to the ground. Robertson looking for a choke. She almost has it locked in but time runs out. 10-9 Agapova.

Agapova lands a spinning back fist. Robertson gets a takedown and is in side control and looks to get the mount before switching to looking for the back. Robertson landing left hands from the back. Robertson looks for the rear-naked choke and has it in. Agapova is fighting it and has no mouthpiece in and Agapova goes to sleep! What a finish by Robertson.

Official Result- Gillian Robertson def. Mariya Agapova by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:19 of Round 2

> Lightweights- Trey Ogden (15-5, 0-1 UFC) vs. Daniel Zellhuber (12-0, 0-0 UFC)

Both being patient early as Ogden lands leg kicks and Zellhuber lands body kicks. Ogden with a leg kick. Ogden shoots for a takedown but misses. Both still being patient. Ogden with a body kick. Zellhuber with a left hand and Ogden with a body kick. They both land solid punches and Zellhuber lands a hard body kick. They trade leg kicks. Zellhuber with a high kick late. 10-9 Ogden.

Zellhuber throwing the right hand and landing the leg kick to start the second. They trade and Ogden with a body kick. They're trading punches. Zellhuber with a leg kick. Ogden with a left hook. Ogden tries for a takedown but Zellhuber defends easily. Zellhuber with a body kick. Ogden with a leg kick. Zellhuber with the jab. Zellhuber with a body kick. Ogden with a body kick then another. Zellhuber with a stiff jab. They trade kicks. Ogden gets a takedown. They quickly get up and Ogden has the back against the fence. 10-9 Ogden, 20-18 Ogden.

Zellhuber pressing forward and lands to start the third. Zellhuber with a leg kick. Ogden with a body kick. Ogden lands the jab. Zellhuber lands a body kick. Ogden continuing to land with more volume and staying busy. Zellhuber misses a right hand as Ogden circles away. They trade jabs. Zellhuber pressing forward but misses a loaded up elbow. Zellhuber lands a big right hand. Zellhuber with a high kick. Zellhuber with a body kick. 10-9 Ogden, 30-27 Ogden.

Official Result- Trey Ogden def. Daniel Zellhuber by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

> Women's Strawweights- Denise Gomes (6-1, 0-0 UFC) vs. Loma Lookboonmee (6-3, 3-2 UFC)

Gomes with a leg kick. Lookboonmee lands a front kick. Lookboonmee lands a right hand and Gomes falls to her butt but gets up. Gomes with a leg kick. Lookboonmee lands a combo ending with a body kick and Gomes grabs the leg and they clinch against the fence. Gomes tries a takedown but messes up and Lookboonmee ends up in the mount and lands some nice elbows. Lookboonmee has the back and is looking for the arm and Gomes slips out to the top. Gomes looks for an arm-triangle choke. She has it in but loses it and now looks for the armbar. Lookboonmee gets on top and lands some elbows and Gomes has a big cut opened up. Close round. 10-9 Lookboonmee.

They trade kicks to start the second and Lookboonmee gets the takedown. Lookboonmee is landing from the top and looks to take the back but they end up getting to their feet. They clinch against the fence and both land knees. Lookboonmee gets a headlock takedown. Lookboonmee gets to her feet and lets Gomes up and Gomes quickly grabs the back standing as Lookboonmee wasn't paying attention. They both land near the end. 10-9 Lookboonmee, 20-18 Lookboonmee.

Gomes lands a nice combo to start the third. Gomes with a spinning elbow and they clinch. Lookboonmee gets the takedown and lands from the top. Gomes looks for the leg and now Gomes gets the back and looks for the choke. Gomes working hard but Lookboonmee is defending. Gomes landing punches from the back. They get to their feet and Lookboonmee gets a takedown. Lookboonmee with some big right hands from the top. Lookboonmee with big punches and elbows at the end. 10-9 Gomes, 29-28 Lookboonmee.

Official Result- Loma Lookboonmee def. Denise Gomes by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

> Welterweights- Trevin Giles (14-4, 5-4 UFC) vs. Louis Cosce (7-1, 0-1 UFC)

Cosce with a body kick. Both are really just feeling each other out early on. Giles with the jab. Giles with a leg kick. Giles with more leg kicks. There is not much action happening here. Giles with another leg kick. He lands another leg kick. Boring round. 10-9 Giles.

They trade punches. That was about as much as happened in the first. Cosce with a left hand and a body kick. Giles with a high kick. Cosce with a leg kick. They trade punches. Giles with a body kick. Cosce with a high kick. They trade punches. They tie up against the fence and Giles has the back and lands some knees. 10-9 Giles, 20-18 Giles.

Cosce lands the jab. Cosce gets a takedown. Cosce is in side control and Giles has the head. Giles lets go and Cosce gets to the half-guard. There's nothing happening here. Giles with a couple of elbows on the ground. There is still nothing happening. Cosce looks for a headlock but Giles is able to escape to his feet and takes the back of Cosce. Giles lands some knees from the back. Cosce is doing nothing. Giles with a late takedown. A terrible fight. 10-9 Giles, 30-27 Giles.

Official Result- Trevin Giles def. Louis Cosce by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

> Featherweights- Damon Jackson (21-4-1 1 NC, 4-2-1 1 NC UFC) vs. Pat Sabatini (17-3, 4-0 UFC)

Jackson lands a front kick and some early shots that hurt Sabatini and he jumps on top and is landing big shots and then gets the back of Sabatini. Jackson with big punches from the the back and he gets the finish. Big win for Jackson, who lost his brother earlier in the week.

Official Result- Damon Jackson def. Pat Sabatini by TKO (punches) at 1:09 of Round 1

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> Middleweights- Anthony Hernandez (9-2 1 NC, 3-2 UFC) vs. Marc-Andre Barriault (14-5 1 NC, 3-4 1 NC UFC)

Hernandez lands a flurry against the fence to start things out. Barriault reverses position and lands some body shots. They break. Hernandez with a jab and follows with a combo. Barriault lands a couple of overhand rights. Hernandez gets a takedown and Barriault tries to climb on the back as they stand but Hernandez is able to get it back down and is on top. Hernandez with some right hands from the top. Hernandez stands and tries to keep Barriault down. They get up and break and Barriault lands some right hands. Hernandez with a combo. Hernandez gets a takedown. Hernandez works from the top and gets another takedown and lands big shots from the top at the end of the round. 10-9 Hernandez.

Barriault comes rushing forward and lands a right hand. Hernandez lands some punches and elbows and gets the takedown into side control. He moves to the half-guard. He continues to land and is working Barriault over from the top. They get to their feet and separate. Hernandez with a right hand and gets another takedown. Hernandez lands from the top and gets the back but uses it to transition to the full mount. Hernandez stands and Barriault is able to get up. Hernandez with a body shot as they break and Hernandez lands a combo. Barriault lands a nice right hand. Hernandez lands a couple of right hands. 10-9 Hernandez, 20-18 Hernandez.

Hernandez with a body kick. Hernandez gets the back and scores a takedown. They get to their feet and Hernandez gets another big takedown and looked almost like he spiked Barriault on his head. They get up and Hernandez gets it back down. Hernandez gets on top and has an arm-triangle choke locked in and Barriault goes out cold. What a performance from Hernandez.

Official Result- Anthony Hernandez def. Marc-Andre Barriault by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 1:53 of Round 3

> Heavyweights- Tanner Boser (20-8-1, 4-3 UFC) vs. Rodrigo Nascimento (8-1 1 NC, 1-1 1 NC UFC)

Boser lands a left hand. Boser lands another left hand after landing a right hand. Nascimento shoots for a takedown and Boser lands some punches but Nascimento finishes the takedown. Boser lands a right hand from the bottom as Nascimento is trying to switch position. Nascimento with some body shots and Boser lands some head shots from the bottom. Nascimento looks to take the back against the fence but Boser reverses and has the back and lands some punches as they get to their feet. They separate. Boser with a leg kick as Nascimento lands a right hand. Nascimento lands a big right hand. Boser pushes it against the fence. They break to the center and trade shots. Boser with a leg kick and a big left hand. 10-9 Nascimento.

They trade to start the second. Nascimento lands a right hand as Boser lands a body kick. Boser lands the jab. They're both landing and Boser lands some good shots. Nascimento pressing forward but Boser still landing. Nascimento lands a combo. Nascimento gets a takedown. He gets the back and Nascimento looks to lock in a rear-naked choke. Nascimento lets go and now is on top. Nascimento trying to get the mount as he lands from the top. 10-9 Nascimento, 20-18 Nascimento.

Nascimento comes forward and both are landing to start the third. Nascimento gets the takedown and is in the guard of Boser. Nascimento passes to the half-guard as Boser is throwing short punches from the bottom. Boser tries to get out from the bottom but Nascimento retains top position. Nascimento gets back into the full guard but isn't doing a whole lot from the top. Boser landing short punches and they are stood up. Boser throwing punches and lands an uppercut and defends a takedown. Boser with a flurry. Boser with body shots. 10-9 Nascimento, 30-27 Nascimento.

Official Result- Rodrigo Nascimento def. Tanner Boser by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

> Middleweights- Joe Pyfer (9-2, 0-0 UFC) vs. Alen Amedovski (8-3, 0-3 UFC)

Amedovski with a front kick. Pyfer looking to work the jab. He lands the jab. Pyfer lands a right hand as Amedovski is just basically circling. Pyfer lands a combo and Amedovski lands a counter shot. Amedovski with a leg kick. Pyfer with a combo. Pyfer lands another combo and Amedovski lands a left hand. Amedovski with a calf kick. Pyfer drops Amedovski with a right hand and it is all over. Be Joe Pyfer everyone, as Dana White says.

Official Result- Joe Pyfer def. Alen Amedovski by TKO (punch) at 3:55 of Round 1

> Featherweights- Andre Fili (21-9 1 NC, 9-8 1 NC UFC) vs. Bill Algeo (16-6, 3-2 UFC)

They trade kicks to start things off. Fili with a leg kick. Algeo with a leg kick. Fili with a right hand. Algeo lands a spin kick. Fili lands a right hand. Algeo lands a combo and a body kick. Algeo with a leg kick. Fili rocks Algeo with a high kick and lands a flurry and Algeo shoots for a desperation takedown but Fili defends. Algeo with a body kick. Fili with another high kick. Fili with a body kick. Algeo with a right hand. Fili with a body kick then another high kick. Algeo with a hook kick. Algeo with a high kick. Fili lands a left hand. Algeo with some kicks. 10-9 Fili.

Algeo trying to keep Fili at a distance with side kicks to start the second. They trade in close range. Fili with a right hand. They trade left hands. Fili with a body kick. Algeo lands a left hand as he rushes in and they clinch against the fence. They break and both land inside the pocket. Algeo with a nice flurry as he rushes forward. Fili starting to land more as the round goes on but Algeo also landing some good shots. Fili lands a left hand. Fili with a right hand. Fili with a leg kick. Fili with the double jab. Fili with a body kick. They tie up and Algeo with an elbow and a spin kick at the end. Close round. 10-9 Fili, 20-18 Fili.

They trade in close range to start the third. They trade in close and Fili lands a nice left hand. Fili gets the takedown. Fili gets the back and looks for the rear-naked choke and looks to have it locked in but Algeo is fighting it off. Fili lets go and Algeo is landing backwards punches. Fili still has an arm around the neck of Algeo. Algeo still landing backwards punches. Fili with some punches from the back. 10-9 Fili, 30-27 Fili.

Official Result- Andre Fili def. Bill Algeo by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

> Middleweights- Chidi Njokuani (22-7 1 NC, 2-0 UFC) vs. Gregory Rodrigues (12-4, 3-1 UFC)

Njokuani throwing kicks early on. Rodrigues with a leg kick. Njokuani rocks Rodrigues with a big knee and follows it with some punches then Rodrigues lands some. Rodrigues gets a takedown but Njokuani is able to work his way up. Rodrigues is bleeding badly as they're clinched against the fence. Njokuani with a knee to the body then an elbow. Njokuani with a body kick. Rodrigues lands a right hand then Njokuani lands a right hand that makes Rodrigues stumble. Rodrigues lands a couple of right hands and Njokuani falls down but gets up and they clinch. Rodrigues lands big shots and an elbow as they're clinched. Rodrigues with a knee against the fence. They break after Njokuani lands a knee. They clinch again. Njokuani with a knee as Rodrigues lands some body shots. They trade at the end. Wild round. 10-9 Njokuani.

Rodrigues throwing combos as Njokuani lands some kicks. Rodrigues tries a flying knee but misses. Rodrigues gets a takedown. Rodrigues with some elbows and now starts to land big punches as Njokuani is covering up and it is stopped. What a comeback from Rodrigues to get the win. Really fun fight.

Official Result- Gregory Rodrigues def. Chidi Njokuani by TKO (punches) at 1:27 of Round 2

> Bantamweights- #4 Cory Sandhagen (14-4, 7-3 UFC) vs. #10 Song Yadong (19-6-1 1 NC, 8-1-1 UFC)

They clinch right away against the fence. Both battling for underhooks. They break. Sandhagen with a right hand to the body. Song with a body kick after Sandhagen misses a wheel kick. Song with a nice left hand. Song lands an elbow as they break a brief clinch. Sandhagen shoots for the takedown but Song defends and ends up in the guard of Sandhagen. They stand and Song has the backpack position. They're both on their feet now as Song has the back and pushes it against the fence. They break. Sandhagen with a knee. They trade jabs. Song with a lead left hook and follows it with a jab. Sandhagen with a left hand. 10-9 Song.

Both looking for openings to start the second. Song lands a right hand. Song lands another right hand that backs Sandhagen up. Sandhagen is looking for takedowns but Song is defending very well. Song has a bad cut opened up on him. They clinch and both land some knees. They break and Song is a mess from the blood. Song with a right hand. Sandhagen with a left hand. Sandhagen with a hard leg kick. They clinch against the fence and Sandhagen with an elbow and Song throws some shots late. Close round. 10-9 Sandhagen, 19-19.

They trade to start the third and Sandhagen shoots for a takedown but Song defends. Sandhagen with a step-in knee. They're both landing in close range and clinch against the fence. They break and Sandhagen lands some punches. Sandhagen picking up the volume and landing more with punches and elbows as the third ends. 10-9 Sandhagen, 29-28 Sandhagen.

Song with a body kick and Sandhagen lands a leg kick. Sandhagen with a body kick and follows with a combo. Sandhagen lands a leg kick and Song grabs the leg and gets a takedown. They get to their feet and Sandhagen gets a brief takedown and they scramble up. Sandhagen with a combo. Sandhagen gets a takedown and is on top in the half-guard and landing punches. Song landing from the bottom but Sandhagen remaining on top and Sandhagen stands at the end. 10-9 Sandhagen, 39-37 Sandhagen.

The fight is stopped before the fifth begins after the doctor says the cut over Song Yadong's eye is too bad for him to continue. Song also said he couldn't see. Sandhagen gets the win and this was a really good fight.

Official Result- Cory Sandhagen def. Song Yadong by TKO (doctor stoppage- cut) at 5:00 of Round 4