If you live on the west coast of the United States it was a very, very, early start for you this morning on UFC Fight Pass.
UFC Fight Night 79 from Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea streamed in its entirety on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 5 a.m. EST, 2 a.m. PST, with the main card beginning at 8 a.m. EST.
The event was headlined by a welterweight bout between former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and Jorge Masvidal. Former welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves was originally scheduled to face Henderson but was replaced by Masvidal after sustaining an injury. Also, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic was supposed to fight in the co-main event but retired from MMA competition just weeks before the bout. Several days later the UFC said that they had suspended Cro Cop for failing a drug test.
UFC Fight Night 79 results:
Benson Henderson defeated Jorge Masvidal via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 49-46)
Dong Hyun Kim defeated Dominic Waters via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:11
Alberto Mina defeated Yoshihiro Akiyama via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Doo Ho Choi defeated Sam Sicilia via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:33
Dongi Yang defeated Jake Collier via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:50
Mike De La Torre defeated Yui Chul Nam via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Tae Hyun Bang defeated Leo Kuntz via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Seo Hee Ham defeated Cortney Casey via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Fredy Serrano defeated Yao Zhikui via TKO (arm injury) – Round 1, 0:44
Marco Beltran defeated Ning Guangyou via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Dominique Steele defeated Dong Hyun Kim via knockout (slam) – Round 3, 0:27