Oleksiy Oliynyk vs. Anthony Hamilton
We open up the action with heavyweights Oleksiy Oliynyk and Anthony Hamilton.
Oliynyk (48-9-1) has won nine in a row since a split decision loss to Jeff Monson in 2012. Hamilton (12-2), like Oliynyk, is making his UFC debut and has won six straight.
Round 1: Hamilton, who worked with Alistair Overeem in his training, lands a nice knee inside the clinch. Oliynyk fires back with a stiff right and puts together a combo that stuns Hamilton for a brief moment. Groin shot from inside the clinch, an uppercut that connected low, stops the action for a moment. Hamilton comes back firing, but gets caught again by Oliynyk and his right. Another right to the chin nearly drops Hamilton, but he grabs to defend a takedown. Oliynyk scores and moves for a choke, cranking on the neck from the side as we go under three minutes. Seconds later, and Hamilton taps and this one is over, as Oliynyk scores his 38th career submission victory.
Oleksiy Oliynyk def. Anthony Hamilton via submission (neck crank) at 2:18 of Round 1