UFC Vegas 74: hot takes, possible next fights, and reactions to the overall event

Join Zane Simon and Eddie Mercado for our UFC Vegas 74: Kai Kara-France vs Amir Albazi Post-Fight Show.

By: June M. Williams | 4 months ago
UFC Vegas 74: hot takes, possible next fights, and reactions to the overall event
UFC Vegas 74: Kai Kara-France vs Amir Albazi UFC Fight Night went down Saturday, June 3, 2023

Join us after UFC Vegas 74: ‘Kara-France vs. Albazi’ wraps up…

for our 6th Round Post-Fight Show, hosted by resident Bloody Elbow Fight Analysts, Zane Simon and his cohort, Eddie Mercado. The guys will recap all the action that just went down between UFC Flyweight top contenders, Kai Kara-France (No.4) and Amir Albazi (No.7), complete with hot takes, possible next fights and reactions to the overall UFC Vegas 74 event.


The guys will be recording audio after the shows usually wrap up. Zane and Eddie have implemented a new ‘numerical star rating system’ for reviewing the bouts on the card during these segments, which is highly entertaining. We will have the audio free and audio bonus shows both up for you during the night on Saturday.

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What Transpired?

This 13-bout card saw two exciting first round finishes, four thrilling KO/TKO’s, one sweet sub, and eight hard-fought decisions, two split. Post-Fight performance bonuses for UFC Vegas 74 were awarded to: Muhammad Naimov and Jim Miller. Fight of the Night for this event went to: ‘Alex Caceres and Daniel Pineda’.

UFC Vegas 74: ‘Kai Kara-France vs. Amir Albazi’ Fight Card & Results

Main Card | SAT. MAY 20

13. 125lbs – Amir Albazi (17-1) DEF. Kai Kara-France (24-11)split decision (48-47×2 Albazi; 48-47 Kara-France)
12. 115lbs – Alex Caceres (21-13) DEF. Daniel Pineda (28-15)unanimous decision (29-28×3)
11. 185lbs – Jim Miller (36-17) DEF. Jesse Butler (12-5)KO (left hand) at 0:23 of Round 1
10. 120lbs – Tim Elliott (19-12-1) DEF. Victor Altamirano (12-3)unanimous decision (30-27×2, 29-28)
9. 170lbs – Karine Silva (16-4) DEF. Ketlen Souza (13-4)submission (kneebar) at 1:35 of Round 1
8. 155lbs – Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (24-7) DEF. Abubakar Nurmagomedov (17-4-1)split decision (29-28×2; 29-28 Abubakar)
Official UFC Vegas 74 Scorecards

Prelims Card

7. 155lbs – Daniel Santos (11-2) DEF. Johnny Munoz Jr (12-3)unanimous decision (29-27×3)
6. 115lbs – Don’Tale Mayes (10-5) DEF. Andrei Arlovski (34-22)TKO (right hand) at 3:17 of Round 2
5. 170lbs – John Castañeda (20-6 DEF. Muin Gafurov (18-5)unanimous decision (29-27×3)
4. 265lbs – Muhammad Naimov (9-2) DEF. Jamie Mullarkey (16-6)TKO (right hook & punches) at 2:59 of Round 2
3. 155lbs – Elise Reed (7-3) DEF. Jinh Yu Frey (11-9)unanimous decision (29-28×3)
2. 125lbs – Da’Mon Blackshear (13-5-1) DEF. Luan Lacerda (12-3)TKO (strikes) at 3:54 of Round 2
1. 170lbs – Philipe Lins (17-5) DEF. Maxim Grishin (32-10-2)unanimous decision (29-28×2, 30-27)

Zane’s Picks

Here are Zane’s picks from the UFC Vegas 74 MMA Vivisection Main Card & Prelims shows earlier this week:

Main Card PicksPrelims Card Picks
13. Kara-France7. Zaleski
12. Caceres6. Castaneda
11. Miller5. Arlovski
10. Elliott4. Santos
9. Silva3. Reed
8. Mullarkey2. Lacerda
1. Lins

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June M. Williams
June M. Williams

June M. Williams is the Bloody Elbow Ombudsperson, Lead Fixer, Author, Statistician, Watch Party Moderator, and Podcast Network & Syndication Manager.

She began work for the Combat Sports Division of SB Nation in 2010, making Bloody Elbow her primary home since 2014.

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