Former UFC title contender Cory Sandhagen and ex-champion Holly Holm earned hard-fought decision victories at UFC on ESPN Saturday night.
The event aired live on ESPN and streamed on ESPN+ from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Sandhagen, a former interim bantamweight contender, scored a split decision over Marlon Vera in the main event. Two judges ruled in favor of Sandhagen, including a surprising 50-45 scorecard.
The win was the second straight for the 30-year-old since a loss to Petr Yan back in 2021 for the interim belt.
Holm claimed her first win since 2020 with a decision over Yana Santos. She improved to 15-6 overall and 3-1 in her last four.
Also on the main card, Nate Landwehr, Maycee Barber, Albert Duraev and Daniel Pineda were winners. Landwehr and Pineda picked up submission victories.
C.J. Vergara and Daniel da Silva earned “Fight of the Night” honors, with Landwehr and Pineda claiming “Performance of the Night” bonuses.
UFC on ESPN Results
Cory Sandhagen def. Marlon Vera via split decision
Holly Holm def. Yana Santos via unanimous decision
Nate Landwehr def. Austin Lingo via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:11 of Round 2
Maycee Barber def. Andrea Lee via split decision
Albert Duraev def. Chidi Njokuani via split decision
Daniel Pineda def. Tucker Lutz via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:50 of Round 3
Lucas Alexander def. Steven Peterson via unanimous decision
Trevin Giles def. Preston Parsons via split decision
C.J. Vergara def. Daniel da Silva via TKO (strikes) at 4:04 of Round 2
Victor Altamirano def. Vinicius Salvador via unanimous decision