On Saturday, April 22, 2016, the UFC showecased two title fights, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, with former division champion Jon Jones (22-1) defeating Ovince Saint Preux (19-8) via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 50-45) to capture the interim UFC Light-Heavyweight Championship and a chance to become the undisputed champion and unify his title with Daniel Cormier at a date to be determined. In the co-main event, men’s flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson (24-2-1) successfully defended his trap and made quick work of Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wresting and No. 2 contender Henry Cejudo (10-1) with a first round stoppage.

Also featured on the card was former champion Anthony Pettis (18-5) who dropped a unanimous decision to the alwasy game Edson Barboza (17-4), and rising middleweight contender Robert Whittaker (16-4) domiated his way to a one-sided decision victory over Rafael Natal (21-7-1), and end his win-streak.

FULL RESULTS

MAIN CARD

Light Heavyweight – Jon Jones defeats Ovince Saint Preux via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 50-45) for the interim UFC Light-Heavyweight Championship
Flyweight – Demetrious Johnson (c) defeats Henry Cejudo via technical knockout (strikes) at 2:49 of Round 1 for the UFC Flyweight Championship
Lightweight – Edson Barboza defeats Anthony Pettis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Middleweight – Robert Whittaker defeats Rafael Natal via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Featherweight – Yair Rodríguez defeats Andre Fili via knockout (flying head kick) 2:15 of Round 2

TELEVISED PRELIMINARY CARD

Flyweight  -Sergio Pettis defeats Chris Kelades via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Welterweight – Danny Roberts defeats Dominique Steele via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Women’s Strawweight – Carla Esparza defeats Juliana Lima via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lightweight – James Vick defeats Glaico França via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

FIGHT PASS PRELIMINARY CARD

Heavyweight – Walt Harris defeats Cody East via technical knockout (strikes) at 4:18 of Round 1
Light Heavyweight – Marcos Rogério de Lima defeats Clint Hester via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:35 of Round 1
Lightweight – Kevin Lee defeats Efrain Escudero via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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Justin Fuller
Associate Editor/Senior Writer

Justin Fuller is a writer, broadcaster, and video personality. With a background in sports talk radio, he now runs his own podcast, "The Fuller Fight Factor LIVE." In addition to his media work, he is also an MC and ring announcer. You can find him in the greater Seattle-Tacoma area.