UFC on FOX 18 was held today at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
In the main event, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson defeated Ryan Bader in a UFC light heavyweight title eliminator bout via TKO’s in the very first round.
The co-main event of the night was a heavyweight bout between Josh Barnett and Ben Rothwell. Big Ben and Barnett would bloody each other and Rothwell would submit the catch-as-catch can wrestler in the second round via submission.
Also on the card, ‘Super’ Sage Northcutt fought in his third octagon appearance, going up against Bryan Barberena. The hype train in Northcutt was finally derailed at Barberena, a last minute replacement made Northcutt submit via arm triangle in the second round.
Main Card (Live on FOX, 8:00 PM)
-Anthony Johnson defeated Ryan Bader by KO (Punches, Round 1, 1:26)
-Ben Rothwell defeated Josh Barnett by Submission (Guillotine Choke, Round 2, 3:48)
-Jimmie Rivera defeated Iuri Alcantara by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Bryan Barberena defeated Sage Northcutt by Submission (Arm Triangle, Round 2, 3:06)
Preliminary Card (Live on FOX Sports 1, 5:00 PM ET)
-Tarec Saffiedine defeated Jake Ellenberger by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Diego Ferriera defeated Olivier Aubin-Mercier by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
-Rafael Natal defeated Kevin Casey by TKO (Punches, Round 3, 3:37)
-Wilson Reis defeated Dustin Ortiz by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Alexander Yakovlev defeated George Sullivan by Knockout (Punch, Round 1, 3:59)
-Alex Caceres defeated Masio Fullen by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Preliminary Card (Live on UFC Fight Pass, 3:30 PM ET)
-Randy Brown defeated Matt Dwyer via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Damon Jackson vs. Levan Makashvili declared a Majority Draw (29-27 Jackson, 28-28, 28-28)
-Tony Martin defeated Felipe Olivieri by Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Round 3, 3:02)