UFC 207 is underway in Las Vegas, Nevada, and below are the recaps and results for the preliminary card.
Alex Oliveira vs. Tim Means
Means scored a couple of takedowns in the opening round, but Oliveira also sent his opponent stumbling to the floor with a hard spinning kick to the body. Later in the opening round, Means cracked Oliveira with knees to the head as the latter had one knee on the ground. A debate proceeded to ensue, as to whether the knees were legal or not. Oliveira was visibly stunned and could not continue, as a result, the bout was ruled a no-contest.
Alex Oliveira versus Tim Means declared no contest in round 1, (Means landed knees to head of Oliveira who was ruled as down)
Brandon Thatch vs. Niko Price
Thatch came out looking to strike, but the action spilled to the mat not long into the opening round. Thatch threatened with a kimura briefly, but Price worked his way into top position and secured a fight ending, arm-triangle-choke.
Niko Price def. Brandon Thatch via submission (arm-triangle-choke) R1, 4:30
Mike Pyle vs. Alex Garcia
Garcia took Pyle to the ground shortly into the round, after landing a hard knee to the body. Pyle proceeded to roll out and got back to his feet, but not long after, Garcia landed a vicious overhand right that knocked out the veteran. Pyle hit his head hard on the canvas but appears to be okay.
Alex Garcia def. Mike Pyle via KO (punch) R1, 3:34
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Marvin Vettori
Vettori gained top position in round two, and landed a series of hard, ground-and-pound strikes. Junior, in turn, took Vettori to the floor in round three, but was unable to land as many punishing shots. The final horn went as Junior was working a choke. Close fight.
Antonio Carlos Junior def. Marvin Vettori via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Johny Hendricks vs. Neil Magny
Magny kept busy with kicks early on, but Hendricks proceeded to rush in and take him down. Hendricks landed a few strikes from above, but as the opening round finished, Magny had him on the defensive with a triangle-choke attempt. In round two, Hendricks dominated the action by scoring a couple of takedowns, and controlling the action from the top. Hendricks scored another takedown in round three, but once again, Magny was working a triangle-choke as the final horn sounded.
Neil Magny def. Johny Hendricks via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)