The tournament was held in Las Vegas and gave the audience a lot of emotions. At the start of the main card, Russian Umar Nurmagomedov entered the Octagon and represented Brazil with Raoni Barcelos.
The undefeated fighter from Russia already in the first round knocked out his opponent hard. The Brazilian went on the attack, Nurmagomedov tried to hit with a knee to the head, but missed, but quickly got his bearings and hit accurately with his hands. The opponent collapsed to the floor and before the fight was stopped, the Russian managed to inflict another blow, but Barcelos was already knocked out by that time.
Nurmagomedov earned his 16th career win and his first in the UFC by knockout.
Success in Las Vegas and another fighter from Russia – Roman Kopylov. He was opposed by US representative Punaele Soriano. The Russian in the second round was able to surprise the opponent, and the referee had to stop the fight. Kopylov won by technical knockout, scoring the tenth win of his career.
And in the main bout of the night, American Sean Strickland defeated Nasurdin Imavov on behalf of France by unanimous decision.