UFC Fight Night 125 took place February 3rd from Arena Guilherme Paraense in Belem, Brazil. In the night’s Main Event, Lyoto Machida won a close decision from Eryk Anders in a fight lacking much excitement. Machida seemed content to stay on the outside and keep moving, landing strikes, mainly leg kicks, when the opportunity presented itself. In the Co-Main Event, Valentina Shevchenko made her flyweight debut in a destructive way, dominating Priscila Cachoeira before stopping her in round two. Referee Mario Yamasaki faced heavy criticism for not stopping it much earlier. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Flyweight: Deivesan Figueiredo (14-0) defeated Joseph Morales (9-1) via TKO at 4:34 of Round 2.
2. Bantamweight: Iuri Alcantara (35-9, 1NC) defeated Joe Soto (18-6) via TKO at 1:06 of Round 1.
3. Strawweight: Polyana Viana (10-1) defeated Maia Stevenson (6-5) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:50 of Round 1.
4. Lightweight: Alan Patrick (15-1) defeated Damir Hadzovic (11-4) via Unanimous Decision (30-25/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-26 Patrick.
5. Welterweight: Sergio Moraes (13-4-1) defeated Tim Means (29-10-1, 1NC) via Split Decision (28-29/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Means.
6. Middleweight: Thiago Santos (17-5) defeated Anthony Smith (28-13) via TKO at 1:03 of Round 2.
7. Bantamweight: Douglas Silva De Andrade (25-2, 1NC) defeated Marlon Vera (10-5-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 De Andrade.
8. Heavyweight: Tim Johnson (12-4) defeated Marcelo Golm (6-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Johnson.
9. Lightweight: Michel Prazares (24-2) defeated Desmond Green (20-7) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Prazares.
10. Flyweight: Valentina Shevchenko (15-3) defeated Priscila Cachoeira (8-1) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:25 of Round 2.
11. Middleweight: Lyoto Machida (23-8) defeated Eryk Anders (10-1) via Split Decision (48-47/47-48/49-46). We scored it 48-47 Anders.
Submission of the Night: Valentina Shevchenko
Knockout of the Night: Thiago Santos
Fight of the Night: Tim Johnson vs Marcelo Golm