UFC ran a show on a rare Sunday night, competing against WWE FastLane, even more of a rarity. The show delivered for those who watched UFC Fight Night 83: Cowboy vs. Cowbey, and featured several quick finishes, and promising prospects.
Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone made quick work of Alex "Cowboy" Oliveira in his 170 pound debut, submitting Oliveira in under three minutes. Oliveira had won his last three UFC fights leading into the event.
Derek Brunson and Dennis Bermudez will both likely be moving up the rankings in their respective divisions, with each getting big wins. Prospect Cody Garbrandt also scored a TKO victory over late replacement Augusto Mendes. Ashlee Evans-Smith also won a controversial split-decision victory over #12-ranked women's bantamweight Marion Reneau.
Donald Cerrone took home an extra $50,000 for 'Performance of the Night' honors, as did Chris Camozzi. Lauren Murphy and Kelly Faszholz earned 'Fight of the Night' honors, making Faszholz's last minute replacement decision a good one, even in defeat.
You can see full results of the show below:
Donald Cerrone (#5) def. Alex Oliveira, submission (triangle choke) (Round 1, 2:33)
Derek Brunson (#13) def. Roan Carneiro (#15), TKO (Round 1, 2:38)
Cody Garbrandt def. Augusto Mendes, TKO (Round 1, 4:18)
Dennis Bermudez (#8) def. Tatsuya Kawajiri (#12), unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Chris Camozzi def. Joe Riggs, TKO (Round 1, 0:26)
James Krause def. Shane Campbell, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sean Strickland def. Alex Garcia, TKO (Round 3, 4:25)
Oluwale Bamgbose def. Daniel Sarafian, knockout (Round 1, 1:00)
Anthony Smith def. Leonardo Augusto Leleco, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Nathan Coy def. Jonavin Webb, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ashlee Evans-Smith def. Marion Reneau (#12), split-decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-27)
Lauren Murphy def. Kelly Faszholz, TKO (Round 3, 4:55)
Shamil Abdurakhimov def. Anthony Hamilton, unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)