On Saturday, April 22, 2016, new interim UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones (22-1) wasting no time after defeating Ovince Saint Preux (19-8) in a one-sided unanimous decision before he began to taunt the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and bitter rival, Daniel Cormier (17-1). While walking out of the Octagon, Jones paused and waited to get Cormier’s attention so he could give him the middle finger. Let the hype train begin.

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.



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


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)


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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