UFC Fight Night 94 is underway in Hidalgo, Texas, and the card will be headlined by a pivotal lightweight fight between contenders Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson.
In the co-headliner, Uriah Hall will battle fellow middleweight contender Derek Brunson.
The results for the prelim card are posted below, and recaps of the main card bouts follow.
Alejandro Perez versus Albert Morales declared a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
Randy Brown def. Erick Montano via submission (guillotine choke) R3, 0:18
Jose Quinonez def. Joey Gomez via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Antonio Carlos Junior def. Leonardo Augusto Leleco via submission (rear-naked-choke) R3, 4:46
Belal Muhammad def. Augusto Montano via TKO (strikes) R3, 4:19
Gabriel Benitez def. Sam Sicilia via submission (guillotine choke) R2, 1:20
Chas Skelly vs Maximo Blanco
Chas Skelly came out with a jumping front kick, and in the ensuing scramble, slaps on an Anaconda Choke that leaves Blanco unconscious. Unbelievable. Commentators are saying it’s the fastest submission in featherweight UFC and WEC history…
Chas Skelly def. Maximo Blanco via technical submission (D’arce Choke) R1, 0:19
Chris Wade vs Islam Makhachev
Makhachev took Wade down early into the bout, and after going for an armbar, he transitioned into a triangle. Wade, however, held in tough and worked his way out. In round two, Makhachev had to work his way out of a guillotine choke attempt, but after doing so, the Sambo champ controlled much of the action from above. In round three, Makhachev took the fight down again, and utilized his grappling game to lock up a UD win.
Islam Makhachev def. Chris Wade via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Roan Carneiro vs Kenny Robertson
Robertson was the aggressor from the opening bell, however, Carneiro was the first to score a takedown. Robertson worked his back to the feet and continued to press forward. In round two, Carneiro scored another takedown, but Robertson was able to reverse and the two proceeded to battle on the mat. The final frame featured several striking exchanges, and Carneiro was ultimately awarded the UD win.
Roan Carneiro def. Kenny Robertson via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 28-29)
Evan Dunham vs Rick Glenn
Dunham bested Glenn in the early striking exchanges and took the latter down. After landing some shots from above Dunham eventually worked his way into a rear-naked-choke, but Glenn toughed it out, and worked his way free. Dunham took the fight down not long into round two, and Glenn was forced to defend a D’arce Choke from the vet. In round three, Glenn came out aggressively in search of the finish, but Dunham returned fire and received the decision win.
Evan Dunham def. Rick Glenn via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Uriah Hall vs Derek Brunson
Brunson looked for the takedown early on, but after Hall defended the attempts, Bruson floored him with a big left. As Brunson tossed down some follow up shots, referee Herb Dean stopped the fight. Hall proceeded to protest the stoppage, but Brunson adds another pivotal win to his record.
Derek Brunson def. Uriah Hall via TKO (punches) R1, 1:41
Michael Johnson vs. Dustin Poirier
Johnson opened up a cut under Poirier’s right eye not long into the bout. Not long after, Johnson landed a crushing combo which sent Poirier to the mat. Johnson landed another shot from above and that was that. Huge, impressive win for Johnson.
Michael Johnson def. Dustin Poirier via KO (punches) R1, 1:35