On Saturday, June 27, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 70: Machida vs. Romero from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
In the night’s main event, former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida aimed to re-establish himself as a middleweight contender as he took on Cuba’s Yoel Romero. Machida looked to bounce back from his second-round submission loss to No. 1 contender Luke Rockhold in April. Romero, meanwhile, had yet to taste defeat inside the Octagon. The wrestling stalwart had reeled off five straight wins to climb the 185-pound ranks.
The co-main event featured TUF Brazil alum Santiago Ponzinibbio against striking specialist Lorenz Larkin. Ponzinibbio had earned back-to-back wins since dropping his official promotional debut in late 2013. Larkin snapped a three-fight skid with a first-round demolition of John Howard in January.
The nine-fight event kicked off Saturday with four preliminary card bouts airing live on Fox Sports 2 at 8 p.m. ET. The five-fight main card followed at 10 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.
For the full results of the event, click here.
Above are video highlights of the main event between Romero and Machida (courtesy of the UFC).
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Lorenz Larkin
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Eddie Gordon
Thiago “Marreta” Santos vs. Steve Bosse
Hacran Dias vs. Levan Makashvili
Leandro Silva vs. Lewis Gonzalez
Steve Montgomery vs. Tony Sims
Danny Martinez vs. Sirwan Kakai