On Saturday, July 22, the UFC hosted UFC on Fox 25: Weidman vs. Gastelum from the Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.
In the night’s main event, former middleweight champion Chris Weidman snapped a three-fight skid against The Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum. Long Island’s Weidman had suffered three straight knockout losses, including his UFC 194 defeat to Luke Rockhold which cost him the title. The 25-year-old Gastelum had won three straight bouts, but his most recent stoppage of Vitor Belfort was overturned to a no-contest after a positive test for marijuana.
The 13-fight event kicked off Saturday with five fights streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 4 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary card bouts aired live on Fox at 6 p.m. ET, followed by the four-fight main card at 8 p.m. ET, also on Fox.
Chris Weidman def. Kelvin Gastelum by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 3, 3:45
Darren Elkins def. Dennis Bermudez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Patrick Cummins def. Gian Villante by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jimmie Rivera def. Thomas Almeida by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 30-27)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Lyman Good by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Eryk Anders def. Rafael Natal by knockout (punch). Round 1, 2:54
Alex Oliveira def. Ryan LaFlare by knockout (punch). Round 2, 1:50
Chase Sherman def. Damian Grabowski by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27
Jeremy Kennedy def. Kyle Bochniak by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Marlon Vera def. Brian Kelleher by submission (armbar). Round 1, 2:18
Junior Albini def. Timothy Johnson by Knockout (strikes). Round 1, 2:51
Shane Burgos def. Godofredo Pepey by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)
Chris Wade def. Frankie Perez by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)