Photo Credit: Ultimate Fighting Championship
UFC Fight Night 116 took place September 16th from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In the night’s Main Event, Luke Rockhold returned and scored a second round finish of David Branch. Branch had a good first round, landing effective solid strikes that may have temporarily stunned Rockhold. In round two, Rockhold took over, secured a takedown and got mount and then his back landing punch after punch forcing Branch to tap. In the Co-Main Event, Mike Perry continued to rise his stock with a quick decisive finish of late replacement Alex Reyes, knocking him out with a brutal knee from the clinch. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Lightweight: Gilbert Burns (12-2) defeated Jason Saggo (12-4) via KO at 4:55 of Round 2.
2. Middleweight: Uriah Hall (14-8) defeated Krzysztof Jotko (19-3) via KO at 2:25 of Round 2.
3. Heavyweight: Daniel Spitz (6-1) defeated Anthony Hamilton (15-8) via TKO at :24 of Round 1.
4. Lightweight: Olivier Aubin-Mercier (11-2) defeated Tony Martin (12-4) via Split Decision (28-29/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Martin.
5. Heavyweight: Justin Ledet (9-0, 1NC) defeated Zu Anyanwu (14-5) via Split Decision (28-29/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Anyanwu.
6. Welterweight: Kamaru Usman (11-1) defeated Sergio Moraes (12-4-1) via KO at 2:48 of Round 1.
7. Lightweight: Gregor Gillespie (10-0) defeated Jason Gonzalez (11-4) via Tapout (Arm Triangle) at 2:11 of Round 2.
8. Middleweight: Anthony Smith (28-12) defeated Hector Lombard (34-8-1, 2NC) via TKO at 2:33 of Round 3.
9. Welterweight: Mike Perry (11-1) defeated Alex Reyes (13-3) via KO at 1:19 of Round 1.
10. Middleweight: Luke Rockhold (16-3) defeated David Branch (21-4) via Tapout (Strikes) at 4:05 of Round 2.
Submission of the Night: Gregor Gillespie
Knockout of the Night: Gilbert Burns
Fight of the Night: Gregor Gillespie vs Jason Gonzalez