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UFC Results: UFC Fight Night VanZant vs. Waterson results

Results from UFC on FOX 22: VanZant vs. Watterson from Sacramento, California
Results from UFC on FOX 22: VanZant vs. Watterson from Sacramento, California
Jon Fuentes
Modified 18 Sep 2019, 11:40 IST

Women's Strawweight match: Michelle Waterson vs. Paige VanZant

Jiu-jitsu played a key factor in plenty of tonight’s bouts. Michelle Waterson’s superior jiu-jitsu skills allowed her to go in and take down VanZant quickly before locking in the rear-naked choke for the win.

Result: Michelle Waterson def. Paige VanZant via R1 submission (rear-naked choke, 3:21)

Great performance by @KarateHottieMMA! Who should she face next IYO? #UFCSacramento
— UFC (@ufc) December 18, 2016

Welterweight match: Mickey Gall vs. Sage Northcutt

Our co-main event of the evening featured a bout between two of the welterweight division’s finest prospects.

Despite Northcutt’s plethora of extensive striking experience, Gall’s Jiu-Jitsu reigned supreme as he was able to lock in the second round submission win via a rear-naked choke.

Result: Mickey Gall def. Sage Northcutt via R2 submission (rear-naked choke)

.@MickeyGall locks in the RNC!!!! #UFCSacramento
— UFC (@ufc) December 18, 2016

Bantamweight match: Urijah Faber vs. Brad Pickett

In the final bout of his career, former UFC bantamweight title challenger Urijah Faber was able to put on an excellent performance against ‘One Punch’ to get the final win of his historic career.

Faber would outclass Pickett in every aspect of the bout to earn a dominant unanimous decision win.

Result: Urijah Faber def. Brad Pickett via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

#TheCaliforniaKid goes off with a W! #UFCSacramento
— UFC (@ufc) December 18, 2016

Welterweight match: Alan Jouban vs. Mike Perry

The superior experience of one UFC fighter really showed in this fight. Jouban was able to remain patient and capitalise off of counter shots to ride to a unanimous decision win.

Result: Alan Jouban def. Mike Perry via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

#Brahma @AlanJouban gets it done! #UFCSacramento
— UFC (@ufc) December 18, 2016

Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)

Light Heavyweight match: Paul Craig vs. Luis Henrique Da Silva

In the only finish of the FS1 preliminary card, Paul Craig made a thunderous UFC debut. Craig was able to lock in a second round armbar for the submission win. 

Result: Paul Craig def. Luis Henrique da Silva via R2 submission (armbar, 1:59)

Aggressive start to R2 by Scotland's @PCraigMMA! #UFCSacramento
— UFC (@ufc) December 18, 2016

Featherweight match: Mizuto Hirota vs. Cole Miller


In one of the biggest upsets of the night, UFC veteran Cole Miller was defeated in what was possibly his last fight in the UFC. Hirota came in with a strong grappling game that he utilised for three rounds, getting him the unanimous decision victory.

Result: Mizuto Hirota def. Cole Miller via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

.@MizutoHirota continues his dominance on the ground! #UFCSacramento
— UFC (@ufc) December 18, 2016

Welterweight match: Colby Covington vs. Bryan Barberena

A completely lopsided affair. Colby Covington completely dominated this matchup with his wrestling and striking the entire three rounds.

Result: Colby Covington def. Bryan Barberena via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

— UFC (@ufc) December 17, 2016

Welterweight match: Alex Morono vs. James Moontasri

In a great back and forth bout between two of the welterweight division’s finest, only one could walk away as the victor. After making some good adjustments at the end of round one, Morono was able to cruise to a unanimous decision victory.

Result: Alex Morono def. James Moontasri via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

WOW!!!! @AlexMoronoMMA connects w/ the spinning back-fist! #UFCSacramento
— UFC (@ufc) December 17, 2016

Lightweight match: Josh Emmett vs. Scott Holtzman

These two men put on one of the best fights on the card, mixing up their respective wrestling and striking abilities very well. When it was all said and done, it would be Emmett who would take home the win on the judges’ scorecards.

Result: Josh Emmett def. Scott Holtzman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

BACK & FORTH!!!! #UFCSacramento
— UFC (@ufc) December 17, 2016

Women's Bantamweight match: Leslie Smith vs. Irene Aldana


Coming off of a vicious knockout loss to ‘Cyborg’ Justino, Leslie Smith needed a big UFC win, and got just that. After a ‘Fight Of The Night’ calibre bout with Aldana, Smith was able to take home the unanimous decision win.

Result: Leslie Smith def. Irene Aldana via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Pressure from @LeslieSmith_GF! #UFCSacramento
— UFC (@ufc) December 17, 2016

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

Bantamweight: Eddie Wineland def. Takeya Mizugaki Via R1 TKO (punches, 3:04)

HUGE right! @EddieWineland smelling the finish! #UFCSacramento
— UFC (@ufc) December 17, 2016

Flyweight: Hector Sandoval def. Fredy Serrano via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27) 

SLAM!!! @AlexS_125 gets the early takedown! #UFCSacramento
— UFC (@ufc) December 17, 2016

Welterweight: Sultan Aliev def. Bojan Velikovi via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)

.@ASULTAN_MMA earns the SD here at #UFCSacramento!
— UFC (@ufc) December 17, 2016

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Published 18 Dec 2016, 11:31 IST
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