UFC Fight Night New Jersey, came live from the Prudential Center in Newark last night where Luke Rockhold put on a clear dominant performance to become, only, the third person to have ever submit Lyoto Machida.
In the co-main event Jacare Souza proved yet again why he should be the number one contender in the middleweight division, with almost an exact re-run of his first encounter with Chris Camozzi and defeating him under three minutes of the first round.
Max Holloway grows with each fight and the 23-year-old featherweight proved again why he is ‘Blessed’ by dismantling Cub Swanson in the third round with an awesome mounted Guillotine Choke.
One of the youngest fighters on the UFC’s roster is female athlete Paige VanZant for whom their was a lot of hype surrounding this match up with veteran fighter Felice Herrig. It was to be the youngster’s night who clearly put on a one-sided dominant performance who took the unanimous decision victory over Felice Herrig.
Main Card Results
Luke Rockhold Def Lyoto Machida Via RNC 2 mins 31 secs Round Two
Jacare Souza Def Chris Camozzi Via Verbal submission Armbar 2 mins 33 secs Round One
Max Holloway Def Cub Swanson Via Mounted Guillotine Choke 3 mins 58 secs Round Three
Paige VanZant Def Felice Herrig Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-26, 30-26
Preliminary Card FOX, BT Sports
Beneil Dariush Def Jim Miller Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28
Ovince St. Preux Def Patrick Cummins Via KO 4 mins 54 secs Round One
Gian Villante Def Corey Anderson Via TKO 4 mins 18 secs Round Three
Aljamain Sterling Def Takeya Mizugaki Via Arm Triangle 2 mins 11 secs Round Three
Preliminary Card (Fight Pass)
Tim Means Def George Sullivan Via Arm Triangle 3 mins 21 secs Round Three
Diego Brandao Def Jim Hettes Via TKO (Dr Stoppage)* 5 mins Round One
Chris Dempsey Def Eddie Gordon Via Split Decision 28-29, 29-28, 29-28
*Jim Hettes sustained an Ear Injury for which turned out his ‘Cauliflower’ on his Ear exploded
Gian Villante and Corey Anderson
All earned $50,000 each