Yair Rodriguez (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)
UFC Fight Night 103 Results: Rodriguez Finishes Penn, Lauzon Takes Controversial Win
On Sunday, Jan. 15, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.
In the night’s main event, The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America winner Yair Rodriguez took on former lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn in a featherweight contest. Rodriguez entered the match-up having won seven straight fights, including five inside the Octagon. He was coming off a “Fight of the Night” performance against Alex Caceres in August. Penn, meanwhile, returned to competition for the first time since 2014. The Hawaiian had dropped three in a row and had not won a fight since UFC 123, where he stopped Matt Hughes by knockout.
The 12-fight event kicked off Sunday with four bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary card bouts followed at 8 p.m. on Fox Sports 1. The four-fight main card aired live at 10 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.
Yair Rodriguez def. B.J. Penn by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 0:24
Joe Lauzon def. Marcin Held by split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Ben Saunders def. Court McGee by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sergio Pettis def. John Moraga by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Drakkar Klose def. Devin Powell by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Augusto Mendes def. Frankie Saenz by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Aleksei Oleinik def. Viktor Pesta by submission (Ezekiel choke). Round 1, 2:57
Tony Martin def. Alex White by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Nina Ansaroff def. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 3:39
Walt Harris def. Chase Sherman by knockout (strikes). Round 2, 2:41
Joachim Christensen def. Bojan Mihajlovic by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 2:05
Cyril Asker def. Dmitrii Smoliakov by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 2:41