On Saturday, July 19, the UFC held UFC Fight Night 46: McGregor vs. Brandao from the O2 in Dublin, Ireland.

In the night’s main event, a pair of rising featherweight contenders faced off as Ireland’s Conor McGregor met The Ultimate Fighter 14 winner Diego Brandao. McGregor was coming off a lengthy absence due to a knee injury suffered at UFC Fight Night 26. The 26-year-old, former two-division Cage Warriors champion had taken the Octagon by storm, stopping Marcus Brimage in his debut and edging Max Holloway last August. Brandao, meanwhile, was looking to get back in the win column. The Brazilian suffered a first-round knockout against top-10 combatant Dustin Poirier at UFC 168 in December that snapped a three-fight winning streak.

The co-main event of the evening featured unbeaten Icelandic grappling ace Gunnar Nelson against TUF 17 alum Zak Cummings. Nelson extended his winning streak to 12 in March with his third Octagon appearance. Cummings picked up his second straight UFC win in March with a unanimous decision over Yan Cabral.

The 10-fight event kicked off Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET with a six-fight preliminary card streaming on UFC Fight Pass. The four-fight main card began at 3 p.m. ET, also on UFC Fight Pass.

For a full recap and results of the event, click here.

Above is a post-fight interview with the victorious McGregor, as well as video highlights of the main event (courtesy of the UFC).

UFC Fight Pass Main Card
Conor McGregor vs. Diego Brandao
Zak Cummings vs. Gunnar Nelson
Ian McCall vs. Brad Pickett
Naoyuki Kotani vs. Norman Parke
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Chris Dempsey vs. Ilir Latifi
Phil Harris vs. Neil Seery
Mike King vs. Cathal Pendred
Trevor Smith vs. Tor Troeng
Cody Donovan vs. Nikita Krylov
Patrick Holohan vs. Josh Sampo

  • tom jones

    wheres the highlights???? what a joke the ufc all they want is money.