Johnny Bedford vs. Cody Gibson
Our lone bantamweight contest of the night will see Johnny Bedford take on Cody Gibson.
Bedford (19-10-1) was scheduled to face Rani Yahya in a rematch of an April contest that was declared a no-contest, but Yahya pulled out. Gibson (11-4) dropped his UFC debut to Aljamain Sterling, seeing his six-fight win streak come to a halt.
Round 1: What a crazy opener, as the two exchange and trade blows. Gibson connects and Bedford goes flailing back from a huge right hand. His head bounced off the mat and it appeared as if he was out. The ref starts to step in and stop the contest, backs up and Gibson looks at him. He is forced to call a stop to the fight, even though he didn’t appear to really want to. Bedford is protesting it heavily and will likely appeal, but for now, it stands as a win for Gibson.
Cody Gibson def. Johnny Bedford via TKO (strikes) at :38 of Round 1