Lineker floored McDonald with an overhand right early on into the fight, and as McDonald tried his best to fight back, the former flyweight kept tossing bombs. Eventually the latter planted a couple more blows, which finished McDonald off.
The co-headliner was also a barnburner, although, it lasted a bit longer. Landon Vannata tagged Tony Ferguson with several big strikes in the opening round, and the latter also punished his opponent. In round two, however, Vannata began to slow down and the lightweight contender finished the deal with a D’arce Choke.
Here are the results for tonight’s card, which took place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
John Lineker def. Michael McDonald via KO (punches) R1, 2:43
Tony Ferguson def. Lando Vannata via submission (D’arce Choke) R2, 2:22
Tim Boetsch def. Josh Samman via TKO (punches) R2, 3:49
Daniel Omielanczuk def. Aleksei Oleinik via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Keita Nakamura def. Kyle Noke via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 4:59
Louis Smolka def. Ben Nguyen via TKO (strikes) R2, 4:41
Katlyn Chookagin def. Lauren Murphy via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sam Alvey def. Eric Spicely via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 2:43
Cortney Casey def. Cristina Stanciu via TKO (elbows) R1, 2:36
Scott Holtzman def. Cody Pfister via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Rani Yahya def. Matthew Lopez via submission (arm-triangle-choke) R3 4:19
Alex Nicholson def. Devin Clark via KO (punches) R1, 4:57