UFC Fight Night 63 results – Mendes makes quick work of Lamas
In a rarity, UFC Fight Night 63 actually took place during the day rather than at night even though the event was held stateside in Fairfax, Virginia, April 4.
The preliminary bouts at the Patriot Center began at 11 a.m., EST.
The main event featured a featherweight showdown between Ricardo Lamas and Chad Mendes. From the get-go the bout was all “Money” as the fight probably could have been stopped earlier. Mendes even signaled to the referee as if to say “are you going to step in?” The fight was over at 2:45 in Round 1.
The co-main event resulted in a razor thin split decision win for lightweight Al Iaquinta over Jorge Masvidal.
TUF winner Julianna Pena returned after a year-long layoff due to injury to defeat Milana Dudieva via TKO in the very first round. Ring rust? Ain’t nobody got time for that.
In the main fight on the preliminary bout Marine Corps Veteran Liz Carmouche defeated former Invicta FC champion Lauren Murphy via unanimous decision in a bout that should have been awarded to Murphy.
Below are the official UFC Fight Night 63 results:
Main Card (FOX Sports 1, 1 p.m. ET)
Chad Mendes defeated Ricardo Lamas via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:45
Al Iaquinta defeated Jorge Masvidal via Split Decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Michael Chiesa defeated Mitch Clarke via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 29-28)
Julianna Pena defeated Milana Dudieva via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:59
Clay Guida defeated Robbie Peralta via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dustin Poirier defeated Diego Ferreira via Knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:45
Prelim Card (FOX Sports 1, 11 a.m. ET)
Liz Carmouche defeated Lauren Murphy via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alexander Yakovlev defeated Gray Maynard via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Timothy Johnson defeated Shamil Abdurahimov via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:57
Ron Stallings defeated Justin Jones via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)