UFC On ESPN 53 Fight Card

UFC On ESPN 53 takes place this coming Saturday night, March 23rd in Las Vegas and you can check out the full fight card below.

in the main event Amanda Ribas comes in off a big TKO victory to fight former strawweight champion Rose Namajunas, who is eager to return to winning ways after suffering back-to-back defeats.

Former Contender Series fighter Karl Williams lands the co-main event spot on the card after winning his first two fights in the octagon and will fight Justin Tafa, who comes in on a couple of weeks notice to replace his brother Junior and is unbeaten in his last four fights.

With four losses in his last five fights, Edmen Shahbazyan is in dire need of a win when he squares up to AJ Dobson, who lost his first two fights in the UFC, but has since earned his first victory.

Undefeated Contender Series standout Payton Talbott won his UFC debut in November of last year and now returns to fight Cameron Saaiman, who saw his three-fight winning streak come to an end in his last Octagon appearance.

Billy Quarantillo will hope to break out of a pattern of ‘win-one, lose-one’ when he fights Youssef Zalal, who comes in as a late replacement on barely more than a week’s notice.

Opening up the main card will be Fernando Padilla, who has gone 1-1 in the UFC so far and now welcomes Contender Series recruit Luis Pajuelo to the Octagon.

Check out the full UFC On ESPN 35 fight card below.

Main Card

Amanda Ribas vs. Rose Namajunas
Karl Williams vs. Justin Tafa
Edmen Shahbazyan vs. AJ Dobson
Payton Talbott vs. Cameron Saaiman
Billy Quarantillo vs. Youssef Zalal
Fernando Padilla vs. Luis Pajuelo


Kurt Holobaugh vs. Trey Ogden
Ricardo Ramos vs. Julian Erosa
Miles Johns vs. Cody Gibson
Jarno Errens vs. Steven Nguyen
Montserrat Rendon vs. Dariya Zgeleznykova
Mohammed Usman vs. Mick Parkin
Igor da Silva vs. Andre Lima

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