UFC 167 kicked off with a three fight preliminary stream earlier this evening. In the third fight of the evening, Jason High would defeat Anthony Lapsley in a fun ground fight. In other action, Sergio Pettis and Gian Villante would kick off the night with wins.
High Tops Lapsley
Strikeforce import Jason High would improve to 2-1 in the UFC with a solid decision victory over Anthony Lapsley. High controlled the majority of the fight from top position and he constantly sought submission finishes. High has now won two straight in the Octagon after dropping his debut to Erick Silva on short notice.
Pettis Defeats Campuzano
Sergio Pettis got a victory but it did not come easy in his debut fight with Will Campuzano. Pettis showed flashes of potential brilliance tonight, but the move back up to bantamweight clearly took some of his finishing ability tonight. Pettis is now 10-0 in his MMA career, while Campuzano sees his five fight streak snapped.
Villante Rebounds to Floor Donovan
Late replacement Gian Villante was not sharp to start off the UFC 167 card but he certainly finished strong against Cody Donovan. Villante would turn the fight around in an instant after finally getting his timing on Donovan’s headkick and delivering a perfectly timed counter punch. The Strikeforce import gets to 1-1 in the Octagon and he is now 4-1 in his last five.
UFC 167 Results:
- Jason High def. Anthony Lapsley via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Sergio Pettis def. Will Campuzano via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,29-28)
- Gian Villante def. Cody Donovan via TKO (strikes) 1:22 of Round 2