Tonight’s card comes to us from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, with bouts airing on UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1 and pay-per-view. Through it all, we’ll have you covered with complete play-by-play, match results and post-fight analysis.
We’ll also be providing post-fight coverage, including a live stream of the post-fight press conference and all your breaking news. Now, get buckled in and ready for the action:
Manny Gamburyan vs. Cody Gibson
We begin action with a bantamweight battle between Manny Gamburyan and Cody Gibson.
Gamburyan (13-8) is coming off a loss to Nik Lentz and a no-contest with Dennis Siver that he originally lost. Gibson (12-4) earned his first Octagon win when he finished Johnny Bedford in June.
Round 1: Gamburyan loading up with his right hand, as he is making his debut at bantamweight. Gibson has the reach and height advantage, but Gamburyan is throwing bombs. Left-hook and another from Gibson land, and Gamburyan answers. Kick to the body lands by Gamburyan, who gets back and avoids the shots. Gibson tosses him to the ground off a missed takedown, gaining position with a guillotine attempt. Inadvertent low blow causes a break in the action. Gamburyan with a couple leg kicks and Gibson answers with the same move. Gibson has opened a cut and he is attacking, backing him up with several shots. Gibson has him caught against the fence, lands a few knees and Gamburyan scores with a takedown. Gibson reverses and finishes the round with some impact-filled elbows and strikes.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Gibson
Round 2: The corner of Gibson was pleased with his effort, and he’s coming right back out and attacking to start. Gamburyan lands, throws a wild shot and misses. Gibson tries to throw a leg kick and Gamburyan catches it right to the groin. He’s in pain, dropping down to one knee. Gamburyan is going to man-up and come back out. He goes right after Gibson and gets caught and dropped. Gamburyan survives and just misses on a high-kick. That was quite the flurry and Gibson is all over him. He has him against the fence, but that allows Gamburyan to land an uppercut. He drops with a guillotine, but Gibson scores the takedown and works to the back. Good knees to the body and thigh region from Gibson, who has complete control. Gamburyan with a knee to the body and a right that causes Gibson to back away. The right has been there all night for Gibson, who peppers him with another. Little bit of a wild attack results in Gamburyan landing with a shot to the body. Single-leg takedown for Gamburyan, who is on top with a minute to go in the round and landing good shots. Gamburyan locks up a guillotine and drops down with seconds left. He is squeezing as tight as possible and just when it appears Gibson will get out, he taps.
Manny Gamburyan def. Cody Gibson via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:56 of Round 2
Jon Tuck vs. Kevin Lee
The first of three lightweight matches will conclude our Fight Pass prelims, as Jon Tuck takes on Kevin Lee.
Tuck (8-1) got back on track in June from his first pro defeat when he submitted Jake Lindsey. He is an alum of The Ultimate Fighter, having lost to Al Iaquinta in the first round of the reality series.
Lee (8-1) has the same overall mark and is also looking to put together a win streak like Tuck after defeating Jesse Ronson. Like Tuck, Lee lost to Iaquinta, falling via decision earlier this year.
Round 1: A very unique hairstyle for Tuck which you just have to see to really understand. Tuck lands a knee to the body and they clinch, tossing to the fence before separating. High-kick from Lee connects and he follows up with several knees. Spinning attack from Tuck, but it gives Lee his opportunity to land a takedown. Tuck rolls into butterfly guard to avoid the damage and quickly gets to his feet. Trip takedown for Lee connects with two minutes to go in the round. Tuck tries to grab the arm as Lee is attacking, but he is able to slip out. Back to the feet they go after that, as you could easily hear Lee’s corner telling him to be careful on the ground. And with that, we have another low blow landed on Tuck. It was a solid knee right to the groin. Tuck is recovered and we have action again. Lee has him against the fence and is working for a third takedown, but is eating several elbows and is denied as the round ends.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lee
Round 2: Tuck comes right out and lands a kick to the groin, to which Lee just stops, looks at him and continues to fight. Lee with a right that connects and he looks upset from the low blow that was an obvious retaliation shot. Another low shot from Tuck and we have a break this time. Both fighters were warned about a point being deducted for more low blows, and the ref proceeds to take one away from Tuck. It first sounded like the next low blow would result in a loss of a point, but that wasn’t the case. Tuck goes on the attack, trying to land a big shot. Lee grabs his leg, works a takedown, switches to attacking the body and we still have three minutes left. Lee picks him up and scores with a power takedown. Hip escape and into half-guard goes Tuck immediately, moving back to full guard. He’s active off the back and could be working for a submission.
FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Lee
Round 3: Tuck is looking extremely tired and Lee takes advantage, going on the attack. Tuck’s mouthpiece comes flying out and he is a bloody mess, as Lee is going all-in. The ref actually just gave Tuck his mouthpiece back while in the middle of an exchange on the ground. That is a first. Lee targeting the cut as Tuck tries to slide out and grab a leg. Lee remains on top and is hammering down with lefts right to the open wounds. Tuck tries for a triangle, but he doesn’t have much energy and both men are extremely sweaty at this point as we head under a minute to go.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lee
Kevin Lee def. Jon Tuck via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)