UFC Fight Night 88 wasn't a card that many casual MMA fans likely had on their radar, but the ones who did were treated to some big upsets on the show, with five top-10 fighters being served losses.
In a battle of undefeated fighters, "No Love" Cody Garbrandt, the former boyfriend of Paige VanZant, defeated #7-ranked Thomas Almeida in a one-sided smacking. Garbrandt scored a TKO in the first round after a huge hook that will likely land him in the top-10.
Former UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao made his featherweight debut and was promptly handed a loss by Jeremy Stephens. Barao looked too small for the weight division, and paid for it as his downward spiral continues.
Rick Story returned to the UFC after over a year off to defeat Tarec Saffiedine, while Sara McMann handled Jessica Eye in what was among the most boring fights of the night. McMann, who has two wins since 2014, asked for a title shot after her uninspiring victory. Meisha Tate's beau Bryan Caraway also gave rival Aljamain Sterling his first career loss, edging him out during the Fight Pass prelims.
You can see the full UFC Fight Night 88 results below.
Cody Garbrandt def. Thomas Almeida (#7) via KO (punches) at 2:53 of round 1
Jeremy Stephens (#9) def. Renan Barao (#2 BW) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Rick Story (#11) def. Tarec Saffiedine (#10) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Chris Camozzi vs. Vitor Miranda via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lorenz Larkin def. Jorge Masvidal via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Paul Felder def. Josh Burkman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sara McMann (#6) def. Jessica Eye (#7) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Abel Trujillo def. Jordan Rinaldi via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jake Collier def. Alberto Uda via TKO (spinning back kick) at 1:06 of round 2
Erik Koch def. Shane Campbell via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:02 of round 2
Bryan Caraway (#8) def. Aljamain Sterling (#4) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Adam Milstead def. Chris De La Rocha via TKO (punches) at 4:01 of round 2