The Octagon set up shop in a Brazilian Bingo Hall Saturday night for UFC Fight Night 144 live on ESPN+. In the main event, Marlon Moraes avenged a split decision loss to Raphael Assuncao, scoring a first round submission in a meeting of bantamweight contenders.
Moraes, a former World Series of Fighting champion, locked up a guillotine choke three minutes into the opening round to secure the win from Fortaleza, Brazil.
In the co-main event, former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo got back on track, finishing Renato Moicano in the second round. Aldo, who reigned supreme over the 145-pound division for several years, ended the first 44 seconds into the round.
The main card also featured finishes by Demian Maia, Charles Oliveira and Johnny Walker, with Walker landing a spinning back-fist 15 seconds into his bout vs. Justin Ledet.
Moraes, Aldo, Oliveira and Walker all picked up "Performance of the Night" bonuses for their efforts.
Complete results are below:
* Marlon Moraes def. Raphael Assuncao via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:17 of Round 1
* Jose Aldo def. Renato Moicano via TKO (strikes) at :44 of Round 2
* Demian Maia def. Lyman God via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:38 of Round 1
* Charles Oliveira def. David Teymur via submission (anaconda choke) at :55 of Round 2
* Johnny Walker def. Justin Ledet via KO (strike) at :15 of Round 1
* Livia Renata Souza def. Sarah Frota via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
* Markus Perez def. Anthony Hernandez via technical submission (anaconda choke) at 1:07 of Round 2
* Mara Romero Borella def. Taila Santos via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
* Thiago Alves def. Max Griffin via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
* Jairzinho Rozenstruick def. Junior Albini via TKO (strikes) at :54 of Round 2
* Geraldo de Freitas def. Felipe Colares via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
* Said Nurmagomedov def. Ricardo Ramos via TKO (strikes) at 2:28 of Round 1
* Rogerio Bontorin def. Magomed Bibulatov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)