Mark Zuckerberg spotted front row after Dana White claimed that he did not rent out the Apex

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg was seated front row for UFC Vegas 61, even after Dana White said that the claims of Zuckerberg renting out the Apex were “total bullish*t”. UFC Vegas 61 headliner Mackenzie Dern claimed that Zuckerberg was renting out the entire Apex for himself, but was unsure if it was just for him or if […]

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg was seated front row for UFC Vegas 61, even after Dana White said that the claims of Zuckerberg renting out the Apex were “total bullish*t”.

UFC Vegas 61 headliner Mackenzie Dern claimed that Zuckerberg was renting out the entire Apex for himself, but was unsure if it was just for him or if he was having others with him as well. The event was closed to the public for both the media and for fans as it had a pandemic event type feel to it. White shot down those claims in a tweet, saying that those claims were completely false. Was White lying? If not, why would the event be closed off to the public, when the Apex hasn’t been closed off in quite a long time.

Zuckerberg was enjoying himself, as he is an avid MMA fan. The billionaire was even there for the prelim fights, proving he’s not just a “casual” fan. Zuckerberg took up watching MMA during the pandemic and even started training as well. He was having a great time, but his wife on the other hand looked to be mortified by the violence at times. She was screaming and grabbing her face multiple times during some nasty exchanges.

Mark Zuckerberg even thanked Dana White for inviting him to the fights in an Instagram post

Zuckerberg posted a photo of him and his wife with Dern before her bout at UFC Vegas 61.

“Excited to see Mackenzie Dern fight tonight in Vegas. Thanks Dana White for inviting us!” Zuckerberg captioned the photo

Maybe the claims weren’t quite “total bullish*t”, like White alluded too.

Do you think Dana White lied about Mark Zuckerberg buying out the Apex?

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Yan Xiaonan squeaks out majority decision win over Mackenzie Dern in close battle – UFC Vegas 61 Highlights

Yan XiaonanReturning to the winner’s enclosure for the first time since her third round bludgeoning at the hand of current undisputed strawweight champion, Carla Esparza, and a judging loss to Marina Rodriguez, Chinese contender, Yan Xiaonan manages to outlast Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu maestro, Mackenzie Dern over the course of five rounds — nabbing a close, majority decision […]

Yan Xiaonan

Returning to the winner’s enclosure for the first time since her third round bludgeoning at the hand of current undisputed strawweight champion, Carla Esparza, and a judging loss to Marina Rodriguez, Chinese contender, Yan Xiaonan manages to outlast Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu maestro, Mackenzie Dern over the course of five rounds — nabbing a close, majority decision (48-47, 48-47, 47-47) victory in the main event of UFC Vegas 61.

Sidelined from the winning circle since dropping a ground strikes knockout loss to Esparza back in May of last year, to go with a split decision defeat against common-foe, Rodriguez back in March, Yan Xiaonan had yet to taste victory since a 2020 win over Claudia Gadelha.

As for Dern, the Jason Parillo product and RVCA trainee had returned to winning ways herself earlier this year with a close judging win over the veteran, Tecia Torres — after she saw her run of four straight wins stopped by Rodriguez.

Testing the grappling and in particular, the wrestling defense of Xiaonan throughout tonight’s 25 minute main event, Dern threatened on numerous occasions with a varied attack including rear-naked chokes, armbars, and event an omoplata, however, prior foundations laid by Xiaonan on the feet guided the Liaoning native to her seventh Octagon triumph.

Below, catch the highlights from Yan Xiaonan’s decision success against Mackenzie Dern

Sodiq Yusuff finishes Don Shainis with brutal knees, guillotine choke in 30 seconds – UFC Vegas 61 Highlights

Sodiq YusuffLanding the first submission victory of his professional mixed martial arts career — and in quite timely fashion to boot, featherweight contender, Sodiq Yusuff makes incredibly light work of short-notice replacement, Don Shainis, stopping the newcomer with a slew of brutal knee strikes to the body before an eventual guillotine choke — all within 30-seconds. […]

Sodiq Yusuff

Landing the first submission victory of his professional mixed martial arts career — and in quite timely fashion to boot, featherweight contender, Sodiq Yusuff makes incredibly light work of short-notice replacement, Don Shainis, stopping the newcomer with a slew of brutal knee strikes to the body before an eventual guillotine choke — all within 30-seconds.

Yusuff, who was initially scheduled to share the UFC Vegas 61 Octagon with Georgian striker, Giga Chikadze, saw the bout cancelled after the latter suffered an undisclosed injury.

The 29-year-old featherweight contender, who entered tonight’s main card clash with Shainis off the back of a prior unanimous decision win over division veteran, Alex Caceres, made shockingly short work of Shainis — unloading with a series of brutal knee strikes to the body, repeatedly.

Softening Shainis up near the fence with knee strikes to the body, Yusuff would then grab hold of the former’s neck, roll into a guillotine choke, and force the tap — all within just 30-seconds. Off the back of his victory, Yusuff called for a fight with former featherweight title challenger, Chan Sung Jung.

Below, catch the highlights from Sodiq Yusuff’s timely win at UFC Vegas 61

Joaquim Silva stops Jesse Ronson with beautiful flying knee finish – UFC Vegas 61 Highlights

Joaquim SilvaGoing close in the final moments of the opening round, Brazilian lightweight, Joaquim Silva was afforded more time in the second round of his UFC Vegas 61 preliminary card matchup with Jesse Ronson — eventually forcing the finish courtesy of a well-timed flying knee and subsequent ground strikes. Silva, 33, who entered tonight’s preliminary card […]

Joaquim Silva

Going close in the final moments of the opening round, Brazilian lightweight, Joaquim Silva was afforded more time in the second round of his UFC Vegas 61 preliminary card matchup with Jesse Ronson — eventually forcing the finish courtesy of a well-timed flying knee and subsequent ground strikes.

Silva, 33, who entered tonight’s preliminary card matchup against Ronson off the back of a pair of defeats against Nasrat Haqparast, and Ricky Glenn — both courtesy of knockouts, is well known for his striking — scoring seven career knockouts.

The Brazilian, who now lands his fifth Octagon victory, plys his trade under the banner of American Top Team, almost landed his third UFC victory via knockout in the first round, with Ronson saved by the buzzer.

However, in the second frame, Silva once more landed a flying knee — this time flush, forcing Ronson to his back as the former unloaded with a blizzard of ground strikes to get the finish victory.

Below, catch the highlights from Joaquim Silva’s win against Jesse Ronson

Brendan Allen submits Krzysztof Jotko with dominant first round rear-naked choke – UFC Vegas 61 Highlights

Brendan AllenCount it three straight victories for perennial UFC contender, Brendan Allen, as the 26-year-old turns in an impressive first round rear-naked choke win over fellow division staple, Krzysztof Jotko — submitting the Polish veteran with a late first round stoppage on the preliminary card of UFC Vegas 61. Allen, who made the middleweight division return […]

Brendan Allen

Count it three straight victories for perennial UFC contender, Brendan Allen, as the 26-year-old turns in an impressive first round rear-naked choke win over fellow division staple, Krzysztof Jotko — submitting the Polish veteran with a late first round stoppage on the preliminary card of UFC Vegas 61.

Allen, who made the middleweight division return back in June, defeated Jacob Malkoun following a previous light heavyweight outing and win over Sam Alvey in February of this annum.

The former LFA middleweight champion, who is touted for his shrewd grappling ability, displayed his expertise on the ground once again in the first frame, taking Jotko’s back during a late final-minute scramble, before latching onto a rear-naked choke and securing professional submission win number 11.

Following his victory, Allen called out the surging Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert, Andre Muniz — whom himself is fresh off a win over a unanimous decision victory over Uriah Hall.

Below, catch the highlights from Brendan Allen’s submission win over Krzysztof Jotko