On Saturday, April 4, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs. Lamas from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va.
In the night’s main event, former featherweight title challengers Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas locked horns. Mendes competed for the first time since dropping a five-round war against champion Jose Aldo at UFC 179 last fall. Both of the 29-year-old’s career losses had come against the Brazilian. Lamas, meanwhile, was looking a second crack at the champion. The 32-year-old had earned two straight wins since falling to Aldo in early 2014.
The co-main event featured a pair of lightweights hoping to fight their way into title talk as veteran Jorge Masvidal took on TUF: Live runner-up Al Iaquinta. The former Strikeforce title challenger Masvidal had won five of his six fights in the Octagon, including three straight. Iaquinta rode a similar wave of momentum, having won six of his last seven, with his last three wins coming via TKO.
The 10-fight event kicked off Saturday with four preliminary card bouts on Fox Sports 1 at 11 a.m. ET, with the six-fight main card airing live at 1 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.
For the full results of the event, click here.
Above are video highlight of the main card bout between Pena and Dudieva (courtesy of the UFC).
Jorge Masvidal vs. Al Iaquinta
Michael Chiesa vs. Mitch Clarke
Julianna Pena vs. Milana Dudieva
Clay Guida vs. Robbie Peralta
Dustin Poirier vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Gray Maynard vs. Alexander Yakovlev
Shamil Abdurahimov vs. Timothy Johnson
Ron Stallings vs. Justin Jones