The prelims for UFC 204 is underway in historic, Manchester, England, and recaps of the action follow below.
Fight Pass Results
Leonardo Santos def. Adriano Martins via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Mike Perry def. Danny Roberts via KO (strikes) R3, 4:40
Lukasz Sajewski vs Marc Diakiese
Diakiese came out guns blazing but was met with a takedown from Sajewski. Diakiese managed to get back to his feet, and scored a massive, massive slam, but Sajewski managed to take the fight back down. Round two was pretty much all Diakiese, however, as he picked Sajewski apart with strikes and eventually scored the stoppage.
Leon Edwards vs Albert Tumenov
In the opening round, Edwards was able to take Tumenov down, and controlled much of the action from there. In round two, Edwards was unable to secure a takedown, and Tumenov found his range, and landed some heavy shots. For much of round three, Tumenov outscored Edwards with strikes and appeared to be enroute to a win. But, as the bout neared its end, Edwards took Tumenov down, moved to his back, and secured a fight ending, rear-naked-choke. Huge, upset win for Edwards.
Leon Edwards def. Albert Tumenov via submission (rear-naked-choke) R3, 3:01
Davey Grant vs Damian Stasiak
Grant controlled much of the opening round with his pressure and grappling, but late in the frame, Stasiak took top position with a beautiful sweep. Grant punished Stasiak with punches and knees from the clinch in round two, but once again, Stasiak was able to get top position on the ground later in the round. In round three, Stasiak continued to hunt for a takedown, and after the fight hit the mat, he sunk in an armbar. Grant valiantly attempted to defend, but eventually, as his arm was twisted into a painful looking position, he tapped.
Damian Stasiak def. Davey Grant via submission (armbar) R3, 3:56
Brad Pickett vs Iuri Alcantara
Alcantara tagged Pickett with a knee not long in, and then dropped the rugged vet with a spinning elbow. Pickett hung in there for several moments, but Alcantara rolled into an armbar and then a triangle-choke, and Pickett had to tap. Very impressive win for Alcantara.
Iuri Alcantara def. Brad Pickett via submission (triangle-choke) R1, 1:59