On Saturday the UFC will be putting on a rare but welcomed day time event. UFC Fight Night 63 is flying under the radar due to the focus on McGregor and Aldo. Don’t be misled, though, this is a quality fight card from top to bottom. The main event is a featherweight bout between Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas. The fight could easily determine who the next number one contender is. Regardless of what is on the line in the fight, it’s just a great match up. Both men are elite level featherweights, and it’s a chance to witness two fighters at the top of the sport collide.

Every single fight on the main card has well known fighters. The preliminary card is more of the same and is concluded with a match up between Liz Carmouche and Lauren Murphy. This event has the potential to shake things up quite a bit in some of the best divisions in the UFC.

UFC Fight Night 63 takes place at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA and airs live on Fox Sports 1. The prelims begin at 11 a.m. EST and the main card begins at 1pm EST.

Main Card Summary

Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas

Round 1: Lamas started out using his reach well, while Mendes was trying to close it. Mendes landed a right and it seemed to knockout Lamas. Mendes kept the pressure going on the rocked Lamas and ended the fight. It was a very impressive showing from Mendes and he clearly showed he deserves another shot at the title.

Chad Mendes def. Ricardo Lamas by TKO (punches) Round 1, 2:45

Jorge Masvidal vs. Al Iaquinta

Round 1: Both fighters started slow and were finding their range. Masvidal started finding his rhythm and caught Iaquinta with some big shots. Masvidal landed a nice left and it led to Iaquinta being rocked. Masvidal ended the round with a fury of strikes and clearly took round one.

Round 2: Masvidal looked very confident in the second and again was landing some solid strikes. Iaquinta had a big cut under his right eye and it started to bleed a lot. Iaquinta landed a big right hand, but Masvidal laughed it off. Iaquinta landed some nice leg kicks in the round and it was a tough one to score. I would give it to Masvidal again.

Round 3: Both fighters conditioning looked great going into the third round. Iaquinta landed some more leg kicks and it looked like the leg of Masvidal was starting to get hurt. Masvidal seemed to be sitting on the lead and was taunting a little. Iaquinta landed a nice strike while he was showboating, but it did not seem to hurt Masvidal.
Al Iaquinta def. Jorge Masvidal by split decision (29-28 Iaquinta, 30-27 Masvidal, 29-28 Iaquinta)

Michael Chiesa vs. Mitch Clarke

Round 1: The fight started out slow until Chiesa had a very nice trip to get Clarke on the ground. However, Clarke scrambled quickly back to his feet. Chiesa once again took down Clarke, but again, Clarke got back to his feet shortly after. Chiesa caught Clarke with a nice shot, but did not capitalize on the opportunity. He then again, got Clarke on the ground, and then got his back. Chiesa easily took round one and looked phenomenal.

Round 2: Chiesa opened up faster and threw a flying knee early, but it led to Clarke being able to control him against the octagon. The referee separated them and Chiesa got right back at Clarke. Chiesa got another great takedown and got Clarke’s back right away. Chiesa was throwing some nice elbows and controlled the rest of the round on Clarke’s back. He easily took round two.

Round 3: Clarke came out and you could see that he was trying to get a finish by his aggressive style. Chiesa was standing with him and not backing down. Clarke then started to land some good strikes and get into a rhythm. Chiesa landed a nice flying knee and then started to show the fight was his. Clarke looked to show some life in the third and may have even won the round, but it was too late. Both fighters showed great sportsmanship at the end of the fight. Chiesa looked great.
Michael Chiesa def. Mitch Clarke by unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 29-28)

Julianna Pena vs. Milana Dudieva
Round 1: Pena came out swinging right away, but was taken down by Dudieva early. Pena got back to her feet and then took Dudieva down right after. Pena got into full mount and started dropping some bombs. She kept the pressure up in full mount until the referee had to step in and stop the fight.
Julianna Pena def. Milana Dudieva by TKO (strikes) Round 1, (3:59)

Clay Guida vs. Robbie Peralta
Round 1: Guida started with his fast pace and got an early takedown. He also got a very nice slam and was controlling the fight. He easily took round one.

Round 2: Guida started fast once again and got another takedown. The round was pretty much just Guida once again controlling Peralta against the cage. Peralta opened up a nice cut on Guida, but it was not a very exciting round.

Round 3: Guida landed a nice head kick early in the round and once again was controlling the round. He timed a perfect takedown and secured it. It then led to a nice slam in where Guida took Peralta to the middle of the octagon. Guida went for a head and arm choke that looked like he would end the fight, but Peralta got out of it. Guida once again controlled the fight and won the round. He had six takedowns in the fight.
Clay Guida def. Robbie Peralta by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Dustin Poirier vs. Diego Ferreira
Round 1: Poirier started strong, but Ferreira knew early that he needed to close the distance. Poirier got the distance back and started to get in a rhythm. Poirier got a big knockdown and Ferreira was hurt. Poirier knew it and ended up keeping the pressure on and ended the fight by TKO. It was a very impressive victory by Poirier.
Dustin Poirier def. Diego Ferreira by KO (punches) Round 1, 3:45

Full Results

 Main Card

Chad Mendes def. Ricardo Lamas by TKO (punches) Round 1, 2:45
Al Iaquinta def. Jorge Masvidal by split decision (29-28 Iaquinta, 30-27 Masvidal, 29-28 Iaquinta)
Michael Chiesa def. Mitch Clarke by unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 29-28)
Julianna Pena def. Milana Dudieva by TKO (strikes) Round 1, (3:59)
Clay Guida def. Robbie Peralta by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dustin Poirier def. Diego Ferreira by KO (punches) Round 1, 3:45

Preliminary Card

Liz Carmouche def. Lauren Murphy by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alexander Yakovlev def. Gray Maynard by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Timothy Johnson def. Shamil Abdurakhimov by TKO (punches) Round 1, 4:57
Ron Stallings def. Justin Jones by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)