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Hear all of the fighter’s thoughts and reactions from the night’s event by watching the UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum post fight press conference below.
The UFC bounced back from the rather disappointing pay-per-view event last weekend with a free Fight Night event on Fox Sports 1. UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum took place on Saturday night from the Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil. The card was filled with many well-known Brazilian fighters that kept the crowd engaged in every single bout. Below are the full results from Saturday’s event.
Main Card Results:
- Kelvin Gastelum def. Vitor Belfort via TKO in Round 1 at 3:52
- Shogun Rua def. Gian Villante via TKO in Round 3 at 0:59
- Edson Barboza def. Beneil Dariush via knockout in Round 2 at 3:35
- Ray Borg def. Jussier Formiga via unanimous decision
- Bethe Correia vs. Marion Reneau declared majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
- Alex Oliveira def. Tim Means via submission in Round 2 at 2:38
Preliminary Card Results:
- Kevin Lee def. Francisco Trinaldo via submission in Round 2 at 3:12
- Sergio Moraes def. Davi Ramos via unanimous decision
- Joe Soto def. Rani Yahya via unanimous decision
- Michel Prazeres def. Josh Burkman via submission in Round 1 at 1:42
- Jeremy Kennedy def. Rony Jason via unanimous decision
- Paulo Borrachinha def. Garreth McLellan via TKO in Round 1 at 1:17
A pair of hard hitting bouts have been added to the UFC 200 card. The company announced today that former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will square off against former TUF winner Kelvin Gaselum. Also added is a lightweight bout between fan favorites Diego Sanchez and Joe Lauzon.
Former champion Johny Hendricks has yet another tough task placed in front of him. Hendricks (17-4) has alternated wins and losses for the past six fights. He is coming off a knockout loss to Stephen Thompson. In those six fights he has faced Thompson, Matt Brown, Carlos Condit, Georges St. Pierre, and Robbie Lawler twice. Now he faces Gastelum, who is going through a rough patch of his own but many still consider the 24-year old a serious threat down the road.
Gastelum (11-2) has been on the bad side of UFC president Dana White for his issues with weight cutting. He is onl 1-2 in his last three bouts and dropped a surprising loss to late replacement Neil Magny in his last bout.
Known for getting into bloody brawls fan favorites Diego Sanchez and Joe Lauzon are pitted up against each other in hopes of delivering a “Fight of the Night” performance. Sanchez (26-8) has been jumping up and down between the featherweight and welterweight divisions but has always managed to put on a show for the fans. Lauzon (25-11) has remained a staple in the UFC’s lightweight division and has gone 3-2 in his last five bouts.
UFC 200 will be headlined by a grudge match between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. The event will take place on July 9 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.