UFC Fight Night 107 is underway in London, England, and in the main event, Jimi Manuwa will take on fellow light-heavyweight contender, Corey Anderson.
The event’s results are below, and main card fight recaps follow.
Joseph Duffy def. Reza Madadi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Francimar Barroso def. Darren Stewart via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Timothy Johnson def. Daniel Omielanczuk via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Leon Edwards def. Vicente Luque via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Marc Diakiese def. Teemu Packalen via KO (punch) R1, 0:30
Brad Scott def. Scott Askham via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Lina Lansberg def. Lucie Pudilova via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Arnold Allen vs. Makwan Amirkhani
Both featherweights came out aggressively, and Amirkhani looked to take the fight down. When the fight was on the mat during the opening rounds, Amirkhani kept busy and threatened with submissions, but Allen was also able to gain top position and land strikes from above. Allen landed some nice punches in round three, but Amirkhani was able to score another takedown. As the fight came to an end, however, Allen was working on a rear-naked-choke. Entertaining fight.
Arnold Allen def. Makwan Amirkhani via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
Brad Pickett vs. Marlon Vera
Pickett landed a TD not long into the bout, and also tagged Vera with some hard lefts. But the latter continued to fire back, and planted some hard elbows in the opening frame. Vera landed some counter shots as Pickett moved forward in round two, but “One Punch” scored another TD, and fired some punches from above. Vera fired a steady stream of kicks in round three, and as the bout neared its end, he floored Pickett with a headkick. After the vet took a couple more punches, the ref stopped the bout. Pickett got back to his feet, and protested the stoppage, in what was the final fight of his career.
Marlon Vera def. Brad Pickett via TKO (strikes) R3, 3:50
Alan Jouban vs. Gunnar Nelson
Nelson pressed forward from the opening bell, and after several takedown attempts, he took Jouban to the ground. Nelson moved into fullmount and landed some shots from above, but Jouban made it out of the round. Jouban came out firing punches in round two, but Nelson cracked him with a straight right that stunned him badly. Nelson jumped on Jouban’s neck with a choke, and the latter had to tap. Impressive win for Nelson.
Gunnar Nelson def. Alan Jouban via submission (guillotine choke) R2, 0:46
Corey Anderson vs. Jimi Manuwa
Anderson came out with a lot of movement, and attempted a couple of takedowns, but was unable to take Manuwa down. Manuwa appeared to clip Anderson with a punch, and then moments later, he KO’d the latter with a perfectly placed hook. Walk off knockout for the British fighter.
Jimi Manuwa def. Corey Anderson via KO (punch) R1, 3:05