Derek Brunson spoiled the return of Lyoto Machida tonight in quick and violent fashion, by putting away “The Dragon” in round one.
The middleweights fought in the headliner of UFC Fight Night 119, which took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil. During the fight’s opening moments, Machida threatened Brunson with some big left counters. But, Brunson proceeded to drop the former light-heavyweight champ with a left of his own, and then knocked the legend out with punches from above.
The complete results for the card are below. For main card bout recaps, click here.
Derek Brunson def. Lyoto Machida via knockout (punches) R1, 2:30
Colby Covington def. Demian Maia via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Pedro Munhoz def. Rob Font via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 4:03
Francisco Trinaldo def. Jim Miller via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Thiago Santos def. Jack Hermansson via TKO (punches) R1, 4:59
John Lineker def. Marlon Vera via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Vicente Luque def. Niko Price via submission (D’arce Choke) R2, 4:08
Antonio Carlos Junior def. Jack Marshman via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 4:30
Jared Gordon def. Hacran Dias via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-27, 30-26)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Max Griffin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)
Deiveson Figueiredo def. Jarred Brooks via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 27-30)
Marcelo Golm def. Christian Colombo via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 2:08