The prelims for UFC 224 have wrapped up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Cezar Ferreira, Aleksei Oleinik and Elizeu Zaleski all scored highlight reel finishes.
Ferreira took on Karl Roberson, and after taking the middleweight down, he moved into a ridiculously tight, arm-triangle-choke. Roberson attempted to battle his way through it, but he was eventually rendered unconscious.
Oleinik was bloodied by Junior Albini not long into their heavyweight fight, but the veteran fighter clinched up, dropped to his back, and worked in one of his vaunted, ezekiel chokes.
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, meanwhile recorded the prelims most violent finish. The welterweight floored Sean Strickland with a wheel kick, and KO’d the fighter with follow up punches.
Here are the complete prelim results for UFC 224.
Cezar Ferreira def. Karl Roberson via technical submission (arm-triangle-choke) R1, 4:45
Aleksei Oleinik def. Junior Albini via submission (ezekiel choke) R1, 1:45
Davi Ramos def. Nick Hein via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 4:15
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Sean Strickland via KO (wheel kick and punches) R1, 3:12
Warlley Alves def. Sultan Aliev via TKO (corner stoppage) R2, 5:00
Jack Hermansson def. Thales Leites via TKO (punches) R3, 2:10
Ramazan Emeev def. Alberto Mina via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Markus Perez def. James Bochnovic via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 4:28