On Saturday, Oct. 28, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 119: Brunson vs. Machida from the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in São Paulo, Brazil.
In the night’s main event, former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida returned from a two-year suspension to battle Derek Brunson. Prior to his suspension, the Brazilian Machida had fallen on tough times, losing three of his last four bouts inside the Octagon. Brunson, meanwhile, snapped a two-fight losing streak of his own in his most recent appearance, a 76-second destruction of Daniel Kelly in June.
The co-main event featureed recent welterweight title challenger Demian Maia against wrestling stalwart Colby Covington. Maia saw a seven-fight winning streak come to an end at the hand of champion Tyron Woodley earlier this year. The 29-year-old Covington had reeled off four straight victories to earn his crack at a top-10 opponent.
The 12-fight event kicked off Saturday with two preliminary-card bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET. Four additional prelims aired live at 8 p.m ET on Fox Sports, with the six-fight main card following at 10 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.
Colby Covington def. Demian Maia by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Pedro Munhoz def. Rob Font by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 4:03
Francisco Trinaldo def. Jim Miller by unanimous decision (29-28×3)
Thiago Santos def. Jack Hermansson by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 4:59
John Lineker def. Marlon Vera by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Vicente Luque def. Niko Price by submission (d’arce choke). Round 2, 4:08
Antonio Carlos Junior def. Jack Marshman by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:30
Jared Gordon def. Hacran Dias by unanimous decision (29-26, 29-27, 30-26)
Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos def. Max Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)
Deiveson Figueiredo def. Jarred Brooks by split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Marcelo Golm def. Christian Colombo by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:08