Ben Askren survived the initial onslaught by Robbie Lawler Saturday night at UFC 235, recovering to score a first round submission victory in his Octagon debut.
Askren, a former Bellator and ONE champion, remained unbeaten with the controversial victory.
Lawler, who previously held the UFC welterweight title, left the unbeaten Askren a bloody mess, but walked out with the loss.
Below are current results for UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith:
Ben Askren def. Robbie Lawler via technical submission (bulldog choke) at 3:20 of Round 1
Welli Zhang def. Tecia Torres via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Pedro Munhoz def. Cody Garbrandt via KO (strike) at 4:52 of Round 1
Zabit Magomedsharipov def. Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Johnny Walker def. Misha Cirkunov via TKO (strikes) at :36 of Round 1
Cody Stamman def. Alejandro Perez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Diego Sanchez def. Mickey Gall via TKO (strikes) at 4:13 of Round 2
Edmen Shahbazyan def. Charles Byrd via TKO (strikes) at :38 of Round 1
Macy Chiasson def. Gina Mazany via TKO (strikes) at 1:49 of Round 1
Hannah Cifers def. Polyana Viana via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)