Michelle Waterson made the most of her first UFC main event, as the strawweight took out fellow contender Paige VanZant in round one.
Waterson took VanZant to the ground with a highlight reel, head-and-arm toss, and then moved to the back of “12 Gauge”. From there, Waterson started hunting for the rear-naked-choke. While VanZant defended the choke for several moments, she eventually appeared to go out, and the fight was stopped.
In the co-main event, Mickey Gall also used a rear-naked-choke to score a win. Both welterweights landed some hard punches during the bout, but in the end, the grappling of Gall ruled the day. The latter floored Northcutt with a big shot in round two, and then proceeded to finish the fight with a RNC.
UFC on FOX 22 also featured the final fight of Urijah Faber. “The California Kid” took on fellow bantamweight vet Brad Pickett, and Faber bested the rugged fighter with his strikes and wrestling. After the entertaining bout, Faber was awarded the unanimous decision win, before thanking fans and the UFC for their support.
Here are the results for UFC on FOX 22, which took place in Sacramento, California
Michelle Waterson def. Paige VanZant via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 3:21
Mickey Gall def. Sage Northcutt via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 1:40
Urijah Faber def. Brad Pickett via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Alan Jouban def. Mike Perry via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Paul Craig def. Luis Henrique da Silva via submission (armbar) R2, 1:59
Mizuto Hirota def. Cole Miller via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Colby Covington def. Bryan Barberena via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30)
Alex Morono def. James Moontasri via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Josh Emmett def.. Scott Holtzman via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Leslie Smith def. Irene Aldana via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27
Eddie Wineland def. Takeya Mizugaki via TKO (punches) R1, 3:04
Hector Sandoval def. Fredy Serrano via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Sultan Aliev def. Bojan Velickovic via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)