UFC Fight Night 117 results from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan
The event will air on Friday night here in the United States, a rarity for the UFC. The event will air on FXX, another unusual item of note, not the regularly scheduled FS 1.
The main event was to be rematch between former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Ovince Saint Preux. Last week Rua withdrew from the fight and former UFC middleweight title contender Yushin Okami stepped up and will be welcome back into the UFC.
Yesterday, Mizuto Hirota missed the 146-pound limit by 4 pounds and had trouble standing. His fight with Charles Rosa was later cancelled and removed from the card. Moving to the main card will be the flyweight bout between Jussier Formiga and Ulka Sasaki.
BELOW ARE THE COMPLETE UFC FIGHT NIGHT 117 RESULTS:
MAIN CARD (FXX, 10 p.m. ET)
Ovince Saint Preux defeated Yushin Okami via submission (Von Flue choke) – Round 1, 1:50
Jessica Andrade defeated Claudia Gadelha via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)
Dong Hyun Kim defeated Takanori Gomi via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:30
Gokhan Saki defeated Henrique da Silva via KO (punch) – Round 1, 4:45
Teruto Ishihara defeated Rolando Dy via unanimous decision (28-27, 28-27, 29-27)
Jussier Formiga defeated Ulka Sasaki via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:30
PRELIMINARY CARD (FXX, 8 p.m. ET)
Alex Morono defeated Keita Nakamura via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Syrui Kondo defeated Chan-Mi Jeon via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
Shinsho Anzai defeated Luke Jumeau via unanimous decision (29-28 29-28 30-27)
Daichi Abe defeated Hyun Gyu Lim via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)