Rustam Khabilov vs. Yancy Medeiros
We conclude the prelims with lightweights Rustam Khabilov (15-1) and Yancy Medeiros (9-0) squaring off. The referee will be Dan Miragliotta.
Round 1: Medeiros is a very interesting fighter to watch, as he moves with exceptional speed and balance. Power right misses by Khabilov, as does one by Medeiros. Khabilov blocks a kick, takes the back and scores a takedown in one swift move. And, like he did vs. Vinc Pichel, Khabilov scores a big thrown. And, this one is over, as Medeiros dislocated his thumb and the ref has called it. Major disappointment from Medeiros, who appeared to suffer the injury while defending a takedown.
Rustam Khabilov def. Yancy Medeiros via TKO (injury) at 2:32 of Round 1