The UFC returned to television with an afternoon/early morning card live from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. In the main event Chad Mendes continued to prove he is the best featherweight in the world not named Jose Aldo as he defeated Ricardo Lamas with a TKO in the very first round.
Al Iaquinta stole the show but not by his performance but by his post fight choice of words. Iaquinta won a close fight over Jorge Masvidal that many, including the mass majority in attendance, thought Masvidal actually won. After the decision was announced the crowed erupted with jeers while Masvidal ran out the octagon straight towards the locker room. Iaquinta was left in the octagon to vent his frustration towards that crowd and asked if they were booing him and then he proceeded to curse them out.
Main Card (on FOX Sports 1)
Chad Mendes def. Ricardo Lamas via TKO at 2:45 of Round 1
Al Iaquinta def. Jorge Masvidal via Split Decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Michael Chiesa def. Mitch Clarke via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 29-28)
Julianna Pena def. Milana Dudieva via TKO at 3:59 of Round 1
Clay Guida def. Robbie Peralta via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dustin Poirier def. Carlos Diego Ferreira via KOat 3:45 of Round 1
Preliminary Card (on FOX Sports 1)
Liz Carmouche def. Lauren Murphy via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alexander Yakovlev def. Gray Maynard via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Timothy Johnson def. Shamil Abdurahimov via TKO at 4:57 of Round 1
Ron Stallings def. Justin Jones via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)