UFC Fight Night: Chris Gutierrez and Cody Durden make history with unanimous draw

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May 30, 2020; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Chris Gutierrez (red gloves) celebrates after his TKO victory over Vince Morales (not pictured) in their featherweight fight during during UFC Fight Night. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa via USA TODAY Sports

Bantamweight contender Chris Gutierrez was looking to continue his hot recent streak against Cody Durden in the first bout of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas Saturday evening.

Gutierrez, 29, had won each of his past three fights, including a knockout of Vince Morales back in May. Meanwhile, Durden was making his first UFC appearance after winning each of his past seven fights at lower levels.

Unfortunately, neither fighter would come out on top. The judges ruled it a draw by unanimous decision, 28-28.

This represented the first time in UFC history that a bout ended in a unanimous draw without a point deducation.

It’s obviously not what either fighter had planned in the first bout in the United States since the UFC took its action to Fight Island at Abu Dhabi.

Either way, they can now say they are at least part of UFC history.