Despite Mighty Mouse Johnson’s unfortunate fight cancellation (as he was on the verge of title defense history), and the troubling pulling of former heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos from his fight from scary French contender Francis Ngannou, this card is still stacked. Edmonton’s getting a show here. Nunes and Shevchenko will finally fight for the women’s bantamweight title, former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos is making his welterweight debut against a game Neil Magny, Henry Cejudo and Wilson Reis should be wild, as should Stephens/Melendez and a handful of other fights.
And we get to see this man in action once again. Bless Ilir Latfi. Bless him so hard.
Here are your full results and highlights from an extremely entertaining (and sometimes extremely concerning) show:
-Amanda Nunes def. Valentina Shevchenko via split-decision
– Rafael dos Anjos def. Neil Magny via arm-triangle choke (round 1)
Even with a major reach disadvantage, Rafael dos Anjos looked incredibly good against Neil Magny. The former lightweight champ pretty much did whatever he wanted to Magny, who is a legit top ten welterweight. RDA chopped Magny down, then smothered Magny en route to the sub. This makes the welterweight division even more interesting.
-Henry Cejudo def. Wilson Reis via TKO (round 2)
Pure domination from Cejudo who keeps getting better.
-Ilir Latifi def. Tyson Pedro via unanimous decision
-Jeremy Stephens def. Gilbert Melendez via unanimous decision
Gil Melendez was in trouble in minute one of his featherweight debut. Jeremy Stephens cracked his leg with a smattering of low kicks which led to Melendez buckling and falling over a half-dozen times, only to get up and limp forward. It was a gutsy, incredible performance, but Stephens showed why he’s stuck around for so long in the UFC.
Fox Sports 1 Prelims
-Ketlen Vieira def. Sara McMann via arm-triangle choke (round 2)
-Sarah Moras def. Ashlee Evans-Smith via armbar (round 1)
-Rick Glenn def. Gavin Tucker via unanimous decision
This was a terrible non-stoppage and a black eye on the sport which has fans and Dana White disgusted.
-Alex White def. Mitch Clarke via TKO
After the fight, Clarke retired in an emotional moment.
Fight Pass Prelims
-Arjan Bhullar def. Luis Henrique via unanimous decision
-Kajan Johnson def. Adriano Martins via KO