Rockhold rocked Lyoto Machida in the opening round with ground-and-pound strikes, and in round two, he finished the deal with a rear-naked-choke. After the card, it was announced that Rockhold had picked up a “POTN” and an extra $50,000.
The card’s other “POTN” went to featherweight Max Holloway, who extended his winning streak to six, by submitting fellow contender Cub Swanson. “Blessed” won the fight by catching Swanson with a guillotine choke in round three.
The “Fight of the Night”, and $50K each, went to light-heavyweights Corey Anderson and Gian Villante. The entertaining battle ended late in round three, after Villante rocked Anderson with a couple of big, right hands.