The UFC machine chugged on Saturday night with their last show of 2014, headlined by former champions Lyoto Machida and Renan Barao. UFC Fight Night 58 was the company's first event in Bareuri, Brazil, and finished off a year that saw cards decimated by injuries.
#-4 Ranked Lyoto Machida returned to his winning ways over 10th ranked CB Dolloway with a quick first round knockout. A beautiful left body kick folded Dolloway over, and Machida ran right after Dolloway with punches. Shortly thereafter the action was stopped, with Machida earning the victory. After the fight, UFC President Dana White seemed prepared to book Machida against another top contender, Luke Rockhold.
Former UFC Bantamweight champion Renan Barao competed for the first time since losing his championship earlier this year, #14-ranked Mitch Gagnon. The fight itself was drawn out and uneventful until the third round when Barao scored an arm-triangle victory. After the fight, Barao declared his desire to reclaim the 135-pound title.
Elsewhere on the card, light heavyweight Patrick Cummins won his third straight fight in the UFC, while Hacran Dias scored an upset victory over #13-ranked Darren Elkins. Performance of the night bonuses of $50,000 went to Machida, Barao, Vitor Miranda, and Erick Silva.
Full event results are below:
Lyoto Machida (#4) def. C.B. Dollaway (#10) via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:02
Renan Barao (#1) def. Mitch Gagnon (#14) via submission (arm triangle choke) – Round 3, 3:53
Patrick Cummins def. Antonio Carlos Junior via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Rashid Magomedov def. Elias Silverio via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 4:57
Erick Silva def. Mike Rhodes via technical submission (arm triangle choke) – Round 1, 1:15
Daniel Sarafian def. Antonio dos Santos Jr. via TKO (injury) – Round 2, 1:01
Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Igor Pokrajac via TKO (punchs) – Round 1, 1:59
Renato Carneiro def. Tom Niinimaki via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:30
Hacran Dias def. Darren Elkins (#13) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Leandro Issa def. Yuta Sasaki via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:13
Tim Means def. Marcio Alexandre Jr. via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Vitor Miranda def. Jake Collier via knockout (strikes) – Round 1, 4:59