On Saturday, Nov. 21, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 78: Magny vs. Gastelum from the Monterrey Arena in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
In the night’s main event, a pair of The Ultimate Fighter veterans locked horns as Neil Magny faced off with Kelvin Gastelum. Magny was stepping up on short notice as Gastelum’s original opponent, Matt Brown, was forced out due to injury. The Colorado-based fighter had won eight of his last night bouts in the Octagon, including a decision win over Erick Silva in late August. Gastelum, meanwhile, returned to the welterweight division following a brief stint at middleweight after failing to make weight. The 24-year-old’s lone loss came against Tyron Woodley in January.
The 13-fight event kicked off Saturday with three preliminary card bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET. Four additional prelims followed on Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, with the six-fight main card taking place at 10 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.
Neil Magny def. Kelvin Gastelum by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
Ricardo Lamas def. Diego Sanchez by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Henry Cejudo def. Jussier Formiga by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Erick Montano def. Enrique Marin by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – TUF: Latin America 2 welterweight final
Enrique Barzola def. Horacio Gutierrez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) – TUF: Latin America 2 lightweight final
Leandro Silva def. Efrain Escudero by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Erik Perez def. Taylor Lapilus by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Bartosz Fabinski def. Hector Urbina by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Alejandro Perez def. Scott Jorgensen by TKO (leg injury). Round 2, 4:26
Andre Fili def. Gabriel Benitez by knockout (head kick and punches). Round 1, 3:13
Alvaro Herrera def. Vernon Ramos by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:30
Polo Reyes def. Cesar Arzamendia by knockout (punches). Round 1, 3:42
Michel Prazeres def. Valmir Lazaro by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)