On Saturday, Nov. 2, the UFC hosted UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz from Madison Square Garden in New York.
In the night’s main event, the promotion crowned the “Baddest Motherfucker” (BMF) in the game as Jorge Masvidal clashed with former lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz in a welterweight match-up. Masvidal rode the momentum of his five-second knockout victory over Ben Askren in his more recent outing. Diaz returned from a lengthy layoff to top former champion Anthony Pettis is his last bout.
The event kicked off with three preliminary-card bouts streaming on ESPN+ at 6:30 p.m. ET. The action then moved to ESPN 2 for the remainder of the prelims at 8 p.m. ET. The five-fight main card aired live on ESPN+ pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
Jorge Masvidal def. Nate Diaz by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 3, 5:00 – for BMF title
Darren Till def. Kelvin Gastelum by split decision (27-30, 29-28, 30-27)
Stephen Thompson def. Vicente Luque by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
Derrick Lewis def. Blagoy Ivanov by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Kevin Lee def. Gregor Gillespie by knockout (left head kick). Round 1, 2:47
Corey Anderson def. Johnny Walker by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:07
Shane Burgos def. Makwan Amirkhani by TKO (punches). Round 3, 4:32
Edmen Shahbazyan def. Brad Tavares by knockout (left head kick). Round 1, 2:27
Jair Rozenstruik def. Andrei Arlovski by knockout (left hook). Round 1, 0:29
Katlyn Chookagian def. Jennifer Maia by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Lyman Good def. Chance Rencountre by TKO (punches). Round 3, 2:03
Hakeem Dawodu def. Julio Arce by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)