On Saturday, Jan. 30, the UFC hosted UFC on Fox 18: Johnson vs. Bader from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
In the night’s main event, former title challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson took on The Ultimate Fighter season eight winner Ryan Bader in a light heavyweight duel. Johnson rebounded from a title defeat to current champion Daniel Cormier by knocking out Englishman Jimi Manuwa at UFC 191 in September. Prior to the Cormier loss, Rumble had reeled off nine straight wins. Bader, meanwhile, had moved into title talk with five straight wins. In his most recent outing, Bader topped former titleholder Rashad Evans by unanimous decision at UFC 192.
The 13-fight event kicked off Saturday with three preliminary card bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 3:30 p.m. ET. Six additional preliminary card bouts aired live on Fox Sports 1 at 5 p.m. ET, with the four-fight main card taking place at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
Above are video highlights of the bout between Rivera and Alcantara (courtesy of the UFC).
Fox Main Card
Anthony “Rumble” Johnson vs. Ryan Bader
Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell
Iuri Alcantara vs. Jimmie Rivera
Sage Northcutt vs. Bryan Barberena
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
Tarec Saffiedine vs. Jake Ellenberger
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Diego Ferreira
Rafael Natal vs. Kevin Casey
Dustin Ortiz vs. Wilson Reis
George Sullivan vs. Alexander Yakovlev
Alex Caceres vs. Masio Fullen
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Matt Dwyer vs. Randy Brown
Damon Jackson vs. Levan Makashvili
Tony Martin vs. Felipe Olivieri
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