UFC 2023: Every Pay-Per-View Event Results

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An overall, general view of the Octagon at the Prudential Center at UFC 159 in Newark, NJ, Saturday, April 27,2013.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Sep 10, 2023, 5:15 PM
  • Here's a list of every UFC pay-per-view main event result.
  • Championship fights and high-profile matchups headline UFC pay-per-view events.

The UFC’s stronghold as the number one MMA organization in the world is being manifested once again this 2023 as they continuously book incredible events and fights for fight fans to enjoy. Aside from the top-flight bouts that are booked during fight nights, the Las Vegas-based promotion features the best possible matchups during pay-per-view events.

These pay-per-view events are being headlined by champions who are defending their titles against the best possible contender in their division. Other than title holders, other UFC superstars such as Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler are spearheading the events.

Additionally, pay-per-view events provide fans the opportunity to place their bets on their favorite fighters in BetMGM’s online sportsbook. To recap the result of every PPV event results, here’s a table below.

Every UFC Pay-Per-View Event Results

Event NameMain Event FeatureWinner and Result
UFC 283Teixeira vs. HillJamahal Hill via unanimous decision
UFC 284Makhachev vs. VolkanovskiIslam Makhachev via unanimous decision
UFC 285Jones vs. GaneJon Jones via first-round submission
UFC 286Edwards vs. Usman 3Leon Edwards via majority decision
UFC 287Pereira vs. Adesanya 2Israel Adesanya via second-round knockout
UFC 288Sterling vs. CejudoAljamain Sterling via split decision
UFC 289Nunes vs. AldanaAmanda Nunes via unanimous decision
UFC 290Volkanovski vs. RodriguezAlexander Volkanovski via third-round TKO
UFC 291Poirier vs. Gaethje 2Justin Gaethje via second-round knockout
UFC 292Sterling vs. O’MalleySean O’Malley via second-round TKO
UFC 293Adesanya vs. StricklandSean Strickland via unanimous decision

UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hill

Jamahal Hill seized his first title opportunity by lopsidedly beating former champion Glover Teixeira via a unanimous decision. Hill displayed an incredible performance to capture the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight title, which Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev previously fought in a controversial draw result in December 2022.

UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski

The champion-versus-champion showdown between UFC Lightweight king Islam Makhachev and UFC Featherweight title holder Alexander Volkanovski went down in Australia for Makhachev’s coveted 155-pound belt. It was an exciting back-and-forth fight that lived up to the champion versus champion bill. In the end, Makhachev got away with a unanimous decision victory to retain his lightweight strap.


UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane

The highly anticipated return of Jon Jones went down in March 2023 as he moved up to the heavyweight division to face one of the top contenders Ciryl Gane for the vacant UFC Heavyweight title that Francis Ngannou relinquished after not renewing his contract with the UFC. The former light heavyweight champion did quick work of Gane as he submitted him in the opening round via Guillotine choke in under three minutes.

UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3

The head-to-head score between rivals Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman was settled in March 2023 on Edwards’ home turf in London, England. It was their third meeting after Usman dominated their first meeting in December 2015, and Edwards mounted a gigantic comeback in the rematch in August 2022. “Rocky” outpointed “The Nigerian Nightmare” via majority decision to keep his welterweight belt and secure his title defense.

UFC 287: Pereira vs. Adesanya 2

Another sweet revenge was witnessed in the main event of UFC 287, where Israel Adesanya knocked out Alex Pereira in the second round of their middleweight title rematch. In their kickboxing days, Adesanya suffered two losses from Pereira; then, the Brazilian transitioned to MMA and eventually beat him in November 2022 with a fifth-round TKO.

UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo

Aljamain Sterling successfully defended his UFC Bantamweight title for the third time by beating former champion Henry Cejudo (who came out of retirement of three years) via split decision in the featured bout of UFC 288 in May 2023. It was a close and competitive fight, but Sterling picked up the victory to further stamp his status as the king of the 135-pound division.

UFC 289: Nunes vs. Aldana

Amanda Nunes displayed another dominant performance in her last fight in the UFC by successfully defending the bantamweight title against her latest challenger Irene Aldana via a lopsided unanimous decision. The two headlined the return of the Las Vegas-based promotion in Canada and was the main featured bout of UFC 289. Shortly after the win, “The Lioness” announced her retirement from the sport during the post-fight interview.

UFC 290: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez

Alexander Volkanoski once again proved that he is the undisputed king of the UFC’s featherweight division after scoring a third-round TKO stoppage of interim champion Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC 290 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It was Volkanovski’s fifth title defense since winning the title in December 2019, and the Australian also kept his perfect record in the 145-pound division.

UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2

Justin Gaethje exacted revenge against Dustin Poirier in their rematch as he knocked him out via a head kick in the second round of their UFC 291 clash. The victory also earned Gaethje the “BMF” title previously held by Jorge Masvidal. Furthermore, “The Highlight” is likely next in line for the undisputed lightweight title as he awaits the winner of reigning champion Islam Makhachev and challenger Charles Oliverira.

UFC 292: Sterling vs. O’Malley

Sean O’Malley ended Aljamain Sterling’s reign as UFC’s bantamweight champion after a second-round TKO finish in the main event of UFC 291 inside the TD Garden in Boston. “Suga Sean,” the betting underdog coming into the fight, defied the odds through his signature right-hand punch that sent the “Funk Master” down the mat. It was O’Malley’s 17th career victory and 12th TKO/KO win. He will welcome several challengers in his newly minted reign as the king of the 135-pound division.

UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland

Sean Strickland scored a massive upset in the main event of UFC 293 as he defeated Israel Adesanya in the main event of UFC 293 inside the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia. Strickland dominated the fight from start to finish by putting the former champion on the backfoot and neutralizing his long-range kicks and punches to shut him down. “Tarzan” even scored a big knockdown in the opening round to set the tone of the match. It was the American’s first title triumph in his nine-year career in the UFC as he now reigns over the 185-pound division.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.