UFC Fight Night 95 Results: Cris Cyborg And Roy Nelson Get The Brutal Wins

Entertainment Editor
09.25.16

The UFC returned to Brazil for the first time since UFC 198, and the Brazilians came up big, winning nearly every fight at UFC Fight Night 95. Of course, Cris Cyborg won again (could you expect anything else?), and all was right with the world.

Main Card

—Catchweight (140 lbs) Cristiane Justino def. Lina Lansberg via utter destruction (TKO) (round 2). Yep, this went as you expected. Check out the replays here. They’re worth checking out just for the smile Lansberg gives after the fight.

—Renan Barao def. Phillipe Nover via unanimous decision.

Renan Barao does not look to be himself. He looked pretty good against Philipe Nover, someone who probably shouldn’t be fighting him in the co-main event of a UFC Fight Night. In other words, this was a showcase fight, and Barao, towards the end looked gas and nothing like the killer he was a few years ago, even without the weight cut. This was his second fight at 145, and I’m wondering where we go from here. Props to Nover who was a game opponent, but Barao should’ve run through him.

Now we’re seeing replays of “signature” Barao takedowns.

—Roy Nelson def. Antônio Silva via KO (round 2). This was as hard-hitting as you would expect, and it devolved into Roy Nelson beefing with Big John McCarthy once again. You should watch the replay of the whole situation here.

—Francisco Trinaldo def. Paul Felder via TKO. The fight was stopped due to a cut over Felder’s eye, but this was as one-sided as it gets. Good win by Trinaldo, who has a 7-fight win streak in the lightweight division. That’s one win less than Tony Ferguson, and one more than Khabib Nurmagomedov.

—Eric Spicely def. Thiago Santos via rear naked choke submission (round 1). This was not supposed to happen. The eye test alone tells you Santos was going to kill Spicely, who doesn’t even have a wiki page. Spicely was likely to be cut with a loss, but he fought his heart out and finally, after multiple submission attempts, sunk in the rear naked choke off a gorgeous transition. What a fight for the 8-1 underdog.

Here’s the replay minus the best part about the whole finish.

—Godofredo Pepey def. Mike De La Torre via rear naked choke submission (round 1). This was a rock ’em sock ’em match that just happened to end via submission, and Brazil wins again.

Prelims

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