Dustin “The Hanyak” Jacoby, 32, of Arenzville, Illinois, United States was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 186,” also known as “UFC on ESPN+ 44” or “UFC Vegas 20.” It was his second victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Featuring 10 mixed martial arts matches, “UFC Vegas 20” took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In the first bout of the evening, Jacoby fought Maxim “Maximus” Grishin, 36, of Tambov, Russia at a catch weight of 210.5 lbs.
Chris Tognoni served as the referee. After three five-minute rounds, the catchweight bout was left in the hands of the judges namely Mike Bell, Sal D’Amato and Tony Weeks.
Bell, D’Amato and Weeks all scored it 29-28. In the end, Tognoni raised the hand of Jacoby, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Losing to Jacoby at “UFC Vegas 20” downgraded Grishin’s professional MMA record to 31 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws. On the other hand, the Arenzville native now has 14 wins and 5 losses.
Eight countries were represented at “UFC Vegas 20” namely Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Russia, Suriname, Ukraine and the U.S. It marked Jacoby’s fourth outing in the UFC.
When Jacoby made his UFC debut at “UFC 137” on October 29, 2011, he lost via unanimous decision to Clifford “Big Cat” Starks, 39, of Tempe, Arizona, USA. On January 28, 2012, Chris Camozzi, 34, of Englewood, Colorado, USA submitted Jacoby via guillotine choke at “UFC on Fox 2.”
After the two consecutive UFC losses, Jacoby competed in other promotions including Hoosier Fight Club, Titan Fighting Championship and Bellator MMA. On October 31, 2020, he made a successful UFC comeback by knocking out Justin “El Blanco” Ledet, 32, of Houston, Texas, USA at “UFC Fight Night 181.”