Marvin Vettori vs Alberto Uda
Marvin Vettori took the win over Alberto Uda in the first match of the night by using his superior ground game. Marvin went for the clinch on Alberto right from the beginning of the fight and shortly thereafter managed to get on top of Uda and started raining down punches from above. Not long after Vettori then proceeded to get Uda in a guillotine choke for the submission at 4:30 in the first round.
Colby Covington vs Max Griffin
Max Griffin sure did manage to take a beating this fight, as Colby Covington never seemed to let up his constant pressure of punches, kicks and takedowns. Griffin did his best to counter when he could, but he just couldn’t seem to keep up whenever the fight made its way to the ground. In the third round Max was beginning to tire out and didn’t last long after being taken down once again. The fight ended in a TKO at 2:18 in the third round.
Lorenz Larkin vs Neil Magny
Lorenz Larkin absolutely dominated this whole fight by throwing strong kicks at Neil Magny that left his left leg utterly useless towards the end of the fight. Magny tried to answer back by bring the fight down to the mat, but Larkin ended the fight at 4:08 in the first round by landing a few hard elbows to the back of Magny’s head.
Cortney Casey vs Randa Markos
Even though Cortney Casey was thrown pretty hard on her head by Randa Markos in the beginning of the fight, she still came back to get the armbar finish on Markos at 4:43 in the first round. This was an interesting fight to watch that literally could’ve gone either way.
Artem Lobov vs Chris Avila
This featherweight fight between Artem Lobov and Chris Avila may have made for a good story (training partners of Mcgregor and Diaz) but the fight itself was rather disappointing overall. Lobov won by unanimous decision because he at least landed a considerable amount of punches and kicks, although Avila did manage to land one mean head-butt.
Raquel Pennington vs Elizabeth Phillips
This fight between Raquel Pennington and Elizabeth Phillips came down to who was better in the clinch and on the ground, as that’s where the majority of the fight took place. Pennington was evidently the superior fighter as she won the fight in unanimous decision (30-27 across the board).
Cody Garbrandt vs Takeya Mizugaki
Cody Garbrandt ended this fight against Takeya Mizugaki rather quickly, hitting him with a hard right punch that took him down, followed by a flurry of hammer fists and punches that ended the match in a TKO at 48 seconds in the first round.
Tim Means vs Sabah Homasi
Sabah Homasi started this fight off hard, getting a few well timed takedowns in the process. However, Tim Means answered back with some hard knees and elbows that cut Homasi up pretty bad – leaving his face bleeding profusely. Means came back in the second round with more punches, knees and elbows –ending the fight in TKO at 2:56.
Mike Perry vs Hyun Gyu Lim
Mike Perry may have been at a disadvantage in this fight when you consider the long reach of Hyun Gyu Lim, but Perry still got some hard punches in – even taking Lim down to the ground with one. Perry then is able to get in the crucifix position, where he lands some considerably hard punches on Lim. When Hyun is finally able to get back up he is pretty tired and quickly gets knocked back down by Perry for the TKO victory at 3:38 in the first round.
Donald Cerrone vs Rick Story
Donald Cerrone and Rick Story start this welterweight fight off by trading takedowns, and then later trading kicks at the end of the round. During the second round Cerrone hits Story with a brutal knee to the side of the body, followed by a set of punches that knocks him to the ground and the fight is quickly called at 2:02 in the second round.
Anthony Johnson vs Glover Teixeira
This fight between Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira ended so quickly that if you blinked you might’ve missed it. Johnson hit Teixeira with a devastating right undercut which ended the fight at only 13 seconds in the first round.
Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz
Conor McGregor may have lost the first match with Nate Diaz, but he stood by his word and came back for a victory at UFC 202. McGregor hit Diaz with a few strong lefts that knocked him down throughout the fight, but Diaz being as tough as he is kept coming back for more. The fight was close but Conor won by majority decision.