UFC 2023: A Year of Thrilling Fights and Unforgettable Moments

UFC 2023: A Year of Thrilling Fights and Unforgettable Moments
Published on Jan 2, 2024, 9:25:53 AM

As 2023 draws to a close, the UFC looks back on a year filled with high-stakes battles and spectacular performances that captivated fans around the world. From the bright lights of Madison Square Garden to the electric atmosphere of the UFC Apex, here are the highlights of UFC events from 2023:

UFC 295 - November 11, 2023 - Madison Square Garden, New York

Alex Pereira secured a victory over Jiri Prochazka with a stunning KO via elbows.

Tom Aspinall defeated Sergei Pavlovich with a TKO from strikes.

Diego Lopes emerged victorious over Pat Sabatini with a TKO from strikes.

Jessica Andrade secured a win over Mackenzie Dern with a TKO from strikes.

UFC Fight Night 231 - November 4, 2023 - Sao Paulo, Brazil

Jailton Almeida defeated Derrick Lewis via unanimous decision.

Nicolas Dalby secured a TKO victory over Gabriel Bonfim with punches.

Rodrigo Nascimento emerged victorious over Don'Tale Mayes with a unanimous decision.

UFC 294 - October 21, 2023 - Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi

Islam Makhachev defeated Alexander Volkanovski with a TKO from punches.

Khamzat Chimaev secured a decision victory over Kamaru Usman.

Magomed Ankalaev's match against Johnny Walker ended in a draw (no contest).

Ikram Aliskerov defeated Warlley Alves with a TKO from punches.

UFC Fight Night 230 - October 14, 2023 - UFC Apex, Las Vegas

Edson Barboza secured a victory over Sodiq Yusuff via unanimous decision.

Viviane Araujo defeated Jennifer Maia via unanimous decision.

Jonathan Martinez emerged victorious over Adrian Yanez with a TKO from a leg kick.

UFC Fight Night 229 - October 7, 2023 - UFC Apex, Las Vegas

Bobby Green secured a KO victory over Grant Dawson with punches.

Joe Pyfer defeated Abdul Razak Alhassan with a technical submission via an arm-triangle choke.

Joaquin Buckley emerged victorious over Alex Morono with a unanimous decision.

UFC Fight Night 228 - September 23, 2023 - UFC Apex, Las Vegas

Mateusz Gamrot secured a victory over Rafael Fiziev with a TKO due to injury.

Bryce Mitchell defeated Dan Ige via unanimous decision.

Marina Rodriguez emerged victorious over Michelle Waterson-Gomez with a TKO from strikes.

UFC Fight Night 227 - September 16, 2023 - T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

The highly anticipated match between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko ended in a draw (split).

Jack Della Maddalena secured a decision victory over Kevin Holland.

Raul Rosas Jr. emerged victorious over Terrence Mitchell with a TKO from punches.

UFC 293 - September 10, 2023 - Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

Sean Strickland defeated Israel Adesanya via unanimous decision.

Alexander Volkov secured a submission victory over Tai Tuivasa via an Ezekiel choke.

Manel Kape emerged victorious over Felipe dos Santos with a unanimous decision.

UFC on ESPN 53 - September 2, 2023 - Accor Arena, Paris

Ciryl Gane secured a TKO victory over Sergey Spivak with punches.

Manon Fiorot defeated Rose Namajunas via unanimous decision.

Volkan Oezdemir emerged victorious over Bogdan Guskov with a submission via a rear-naked choke.

UFC Fight Night - August 26, 2023 - Singapore Indoor Stadium

Max Holloway secured a victory over Jung Chan-sung with a KO via punches.

Anthony Smith emerged victorious over Ryan Spann via a split decision.

Erin Blanchfield defeated Taila Santos via unanimous decision.

UFC Fight Night 226 - August 5, 2023 - Bridgestone Arena, Nashville

Cory Sandhagen secured a decision victory over Rob Font.

Tatiana Suarez defeated Jessica Andrade via submission with a guillotine choke.

Dustin Jacoby emerged victorious over Kennedy Nzechukwu with a TKO from punches.

UFC 291 - July 29, 2023 - Delta Center, Salt Lake City

Justin Gaethje secured a victory over Dustin Poirier with a KO via a kick.

Alex Pereira defeated Jan Blachowicz via a split decision.

Bobby Green emerged victorious over Tony Ferguson with a submission via an arm-triangle choke.

Derrick Lewis secured a TKO victory over Rogerio de Lima with punches.

UFC London - July 22, 2023 - O2 Arena, London

Tom Aspinall secured a TKO victory over Marcin Tybura with punches.

Julija Stoliarenko defeated Molly McCann via submission with an armbar.

Paul Craig emerged victorious over Andre Muniz with a TKO via elbows.

UFC 290 - July 8, 2023 - T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

Alexander Volkanovski secured a TKO victory over Yair Rodriguez with punches.

Alexandre Pantoja defeated Brandon Moreno via a split decision.

Dricus du Plessis emerged victorious over Robert Whittaker with a TKO via punches.

UFC on ESPN 48 - July 1, 2023 - UFC Apex, Las Vegas

Sean Strickland secured a TKO victory over Abusupiyan Magomedov with punches.

Grant Dawson defeated Damir Ismagulov via unanimous decision.

Michael Morales emerged victorious over Max Griffin via unanimous decision.

UFC on ABC 5 - June 24, 2023 - VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville

Ilia Topuria secured a decision victory over Josh Emmett.

Maycee Barber defeated Amanda Ribas via TKO with punches and elbows.

Austen Lane vs. Justin Tafa ended in a no contest due to an accidental eye poke.

UFC on ESPN 47 - June 17, 2023 - UFC Apex, Las Vegas

Jared Cannonier secured a decision victory over Marvin Vettori.

Arman Tsarukyan defeated Joaquim Silva via TKO with a takedown.

Armen Petrosyan emerged victorious over Christian Leroy Duncan with a unanimous decision.

UFC 289 - June 10, 2023 - Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada

Amanda Nunes (c) secured a decision victory over Irene Aldana.

Charles Oliveira defeated Beneil Dariush via TKO with punches.

Mike Malott emerged victorious over Adam Fugitt with a submission via a guillotine choke.

UFC on ESPN 46 - June 3, 2023 - UFC Apex, Las Vegas

Amir Albazi secured a decision victory over Kai Kara-France.

Alex Caceres defeated Daniel Pineda via unanimous decision.

Jim Miller emerged victorious over Jesse Buttler with a KO via punches.

UFC Vegas 73 - May 20, 2023 - UFC Apex, Las Vegas

Mackenzie Dern secured a decision victory over Angela Hill.

Anthony Hernandez defeated Edmen Shahbazyan via TKO with elbows and punches.

Lupita Godinez emerged victorious over Emily Ducote with a unanimous decision.

UFC on ABC 4 - May 13, 2023 - Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

Jailton Almeida secured a submission victory over Jairzinho Rozenstruik with a rear-naked choke.

Johnny Walker defeated Anthony Smith via unanimous decision.

Ian Garry emerged victorious over Daniel Rodriguez with a TKO via punches.

UFC 288 - May 6, 2023 - Prudential Center, New Jersey

Aljamain Sterling (c) secured a decision victory over Henry Cejudo.

Belal Muhammad defeated Gilbert Burns via unanimous decision.

Yan Xiaonan defeated Jessica Andrade via KO with punches.

Movsar Evloev secured a decision victory over Diego Lopes.

UFC Fight Night 223 - April 29, 2023 - UFC Apex, Las Vegas

Song Yadong secured a KO victory over Ricky Simon with punches.

Caio Borralho defeated Michał Oleksiejczuk via submission with a rear-naked choke.

Rodolfo Vieira emerged victorious over Cody Brundage with a submission via an arm triangle.

UFC Fight Night 222 - April 22, 2023 - UFC Apex, Las Vegas

Sergei Pavlovich secured a KO victory over Curtis Blaydes with punches.

Bruno Silva defeated Brad Tavares via KO with punches.

UFC on ESPN 44 - April 15, 2023 - T-Mobile Center, Kansas City

Max Holloway secured a decision victory over Arnold Allen.

Edson Barboza defeated Billy Quarantillo via KO with a knee.

Azamat Murzakanov emerged victorious over Dustin Jacoby with a unanimous decision.

UFC 287 - April 8, 2023 - Miami-Dade Arena, Miami

Israel Adesanya secured a KO victory over Alex Pereira with punches.

Gilbert Burns defeated Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision.

Rob Font emerged victorious over Adrian Yanez with a TKO via punches.

Kevin Holland secured a KO victory over Santiago Ponzinibbio with punches.

UFC on ESPN 43 - March 25, 2023 - AT&T Center, San Antonio

Cory Sandhagen secured a decision victory over Marlon Vera.

Holly Holm defeated Yana Santos via unanimous decision.

Nate Landwehr emerged victorious over Austin Lingo with a submission via a rear-naked choke.

UFC 286 - March 18, 2023 - The O2 Arena, London

Leon Edwards (c) secured a decision victory over Kamaru Usman.

Justin Gaethje defeated Rafael Fiziev via a majority decision.

Gunnar Nelson emerged victorious over Bryan Barberena with a submission via an armbar.

Jennifer Maia secured a decision victory over Casey O'Neill.

UFC Fight Night 221 - March 11, 2023 - The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas

Merab Dvalishvili secured a decision victory over Petr Yan.

Alexander Volkov defeated Alexander Romanov via TKO with punches.

Nikita Krylov emerged victorious over Ryan Spann with a submission via a triangle choke.

UFC 285 - March 4, 2023 - T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

Jon Jones secured a submission victory over Ciryl Gane with a guillotine choke.

Alexa Grasso defeated Valentina Shevchenko (c) via submission with a face crank.

Shavkat Rakhmonov emerged victorious over Geoff Neal with a submission via a rear-naked choke.

Mateusz Gamrot secured a decision victory over Jalin Turner.

Bo Nickal defeated Jamie Pickett via submission with an arm-triangle choke.

UFC Fight Night 220 - February 25, 2023 - UFC Apex, Las Vegas

Brendan Allen secured a submission victory over Andre Muniz with a rear-naked choke.

Augusto Sakai emerged victorious over Don'Tale Mayes with a unanimous decision.

Tatiana Suarez defeated Montana De La Rosa via submission with a guillotine choke.

UFC Fight Night 219 - February 18, 2023 - UFC Apex, Las Vegas

Erin Blanchfield secured a submission victory over Jessica Andrade with a rear-naked choke.

Zac Pauga secured a decision victory over Jordan Wright.

Jamal Pogues emerged victorious over Josh Parisian with a unanimous decision.

UFC 284 - February 12, 2023 - RAC Arena, Perth

Islam Makhachev (c) secured a decision victory over Alexander Volkanovski.

Yair Rodríguez defeated Josh Emmett via submission with a triangle choke.

Jack Della Maddalena emerged victorious over Randy Brown with a submission via a rear-naked choke.

UFC Fight Night 218 - February 4, 2023 - UFC Apex, Las Vegas

Sergey Spivak def. Derrick Lewis, Submission (arm-triangle choke)

Devin Clark def. Jung Da-un, Decision (unanimous)

Marcin Tybura def. Blagoy Ivanov, Decision (unanimous)

UFC 283 - January 21, 2023 - Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro

Jamahal Hill def. Glover Teixeira, Decision (unanimous)

Brandon Moreno def. Deiveson Figueiredo, TKO (doctor stoppage)

Gilbert Burns def. Neil Magny, Submission (arm-triangle choke)

Jessica Andrade def. Lauren Murphy, Decision (unanimous)

Johnny Walker def. Paul Craig, TKO (punches)

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