The UFC landed in Mexico City, Mexico for the first time ever for an officially sanctioned event. The arena sold out all 21,000 seats in just eight-hours several months ago when tickets went on sale, making it the fastest ever selling UFC event in the organization’s history.
In main event two big men, Mark Hunt and Fabricio Werdum slugged it out for the UFC interim heavyweight title. Werdum was the favorite in Vegas and he proved them right capturing the interim title via TKO with knees and strikes at 2:27 in Round 2.
Werdum was to meet champion Cain Velasquez for the “real” heavyweight title, however Velasquez had to withdraw from the contest following an injury to his knee.
In the co-main event, TUF winner Kelvin Gastelum kept his undefeated record in tact with a win over the Juggernaut, Jake Ellenberger.
In the preliminary bouts, Jessica Eye caused Leslie Smith’s eye to literally explode and spray blood all over the mat with a punch. The fight would end up being stopped by the doctors in the second round.
Full UFC 180 Results below
Main Card (10 PM ET, PPV)
-Fabricio Werdum defeated Mark Hunt for UFC interim heavyweight championship via TKO (Strikes, Round 2, 2:27)
-Kelvin Gastelum defeated Jake Ellenberger by Submission (Rear-Naked-Choke, Round 1, 4:46)
-Ricardo Lamas defeated Dennis Bermudez by Submission (Guillotine, Round 1, 3:18)
-Augusto Montano defeated Chris Heatherly by TKO (Knees, Round 1, 4:50)
-Hector Urbina defeated Edgar Garcia by Submission (Guillotine, Round 1, 3:38)
Preliminary Bouts (Live on FOX Sports 1, 8:00 PM ET)
-Yair Rodriguez defeated Leonardo Morales by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Alejandro Perez defeated Jose Quinonez by Unanimous Decision (29-26, 29-26, 28-27)
-Jessica Eye defeated Leslie Smith by TKO (Doctor Stoppage, Round 2, 1:30)
-Gabriel Benitez defeated Humberto Brown by Submission (Guillotine Choke, Round 3, 0:30)
Preliminary Bouts (Live on UFC Fight Pass, 7:00 PM ET)
-Henry Briones defeated Guido Cannetti by Submission (Rear-Naked-Choke, Round 2, 1:44)
-Marco Beltran defeated Marlon Vera by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)