The UFC returned to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night not for a Pay-Per-View show, but rather a Fight Night card, Noche UFC, held to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.
Fittingly, Noche UFC was topped by women’s flyweight champion Alexa Grasso, the first Mexican woman in promotion history to hold a title. She was running it back with Valentina Shevchenko, in a rematch of the pair’s UFC 285 title fight back in March.
Shevchenko had been a dominant flyweight champ, and Grasso was tasked with silencing critics claiming her win over “Bullet” had come down to luck.
Also on Saturday’s Noche UFC card, Jack Della Maddalena looked to continue his rise through the welterweight division. JDM was unbeaten in the UFC to date, but now found himself in a high-profile match-up with Kevin Holland that could do wonders for his career.
Plenty of fighters sporting Mexican heritage were of course in action on Saturday, including Edgar Chairez, Tracy Cortez, and Loopy Godinez early in the night. Then, joining Grasso on the main card were Fernando Padilla and Raul Rosas Jr. Still just 18, Rosas was looking to bounce back from the first loss of his career.
Following Noche UFC, tune in for the card’s post-fight press conference to stay on top of the night’s developments. A live stream is available in the embed above.