UFC 225 is well underway in Chicago, Illinois, and the Fight Pass prelims saw Anthony Smith quickly take out former 205 champ, Rashad Evans.
Smith floored Evans with a hard knee to the head as the two battled against the fence, and then finished the bout with another shot from above. The defeat was the 38 year-old Evans’ fifth straight.
The Fight Pass prelims also feature Sergio Pettis working his way to a split decision win over flyweight contender, Joseph Benavidez. Pettis dropped Benavidez in the opening round with a hard right, and tagged the veteran with some hard shots throughout the bout. Benavidez, however, kept coming forward throughout the contest, but two judge’s awarded the fight to Pettis.
Here are the Fight Pass prelim results.
Anthony Smith def. Rashad Evans via KO (knee) R1, 0:53
Sergio Pettis def. Joseph Benavidez via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Charles Oliveira def, Clay Guida via submission (guillotine) R1, 2:18
Dan Ige def. Mike Santiago via TKO (punches) R1, 0:50