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UFC On FOX: Long Island Results: Weidman Taps Gastelum And Calls Out ‘British Bum’ Michael Bisping

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The first UFC event in Long Island history hosted native son and former champion Chris Weidman who was desperate for a win. Since losing his belt to Luke Rockhold in 2015, he would lose to Yoel Romero and then to new Bellator signee Gegard Mousasi. Meanwhile, Kelvin Gastelum was stringing wins together at welterweight and beating up Tim Kennedy, Vitor Belfort and others at middleweight. A win over Weidman would be huge for the up and comer.

For a while, it seemed like Gastelum was going to win. He dropped Weidman early, but then the former middleweight’s size made it way too hard for Gastelum (who was game), to overcome.

Main Card

-Chris Weidman def. Kelvin Gastelum via arm-triangle submission (round 3) — read the recap here.

-Darren Elkins def. Dennis Bermudez via split-decision

-Patrick Cummins def. Gian Villante via split-decision

-Jimmie Rivera def. Thomas Almeida via unanimous decision

Prelims


-Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Lyman Good via split-decision

-Eryk Anders def. Rafael Natal via KO (round 1)

-Alex Oliveira def. Ryan LaFlare via KO (round 2)

This could be one of the best knockouts of the year. Check out the replay.

-Chase Sherman def. Damian Grabowski via unanimous decision

Fight Pass Prelims


-Jeremy Kennedy def. Kyle Bochniak via unanimous decision

-Marlon Vera def. Brian Kelleher via armbar submission (round 1)

-Júnior Albini def. Timothy Johnson via KO (round 1)

-Shane Burgos def. Godofredo Pepey via unanimous decision

-Chris Wade def. Frankie Perez via unanimous decision

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