Brian Ortega (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

UFC Fight Night 123 Results: Ortega Chokes Swanson, Benitez Dominates Knight

On Saturday, Dec. 9, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 123: Swanson vs. Ortega from the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.

In the night’s main event, veteran featherweight Cub Swanson took on the undefeated Brian Ortega. The 34-year-old Swanson rode the momentum of four straight decision victories into the headlining affair, including a lopsided decision win over Artem Lobov in his most recent bout. Ortega, meanwhile, had opened his career without tasting defeat through 13 contests. Like Swanson, Ortega rode a four-fight winning streak, but all four bouts had ended in the third round.

The 13-fight event kicked off Saturday with three bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary-card bouts followed on Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, with the six-fight main card airing live at 10 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.


Brian Ortega def. Cub Swanson by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 3:22
Gabriel Benitez def. Jason Knight by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
Marlon Moraes def. Aljamain Sterling by knockout (knee). Round 1, 1:07
Scott Holtzman def. Darrell Horcher by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Eryk Anders def. Markus Perez by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 29-28)
Benito Lopez def. Albert Morales via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Alexis Davis def. Liz Carmouche by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Andre Soukhamthath def. Luke Sanders by TKO (punches). Round 2, 1:06
Alex Perez def. Carlos John de Tomas by submission (D’Arce choke). Round 2, 1:54
Frankie Saenz def. Merab Dvalishvili by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Alejando Perez def. Iuri Alcantara by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Davi Ramos def. Chris Gruetzemacher by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 0:50
Trevin Giles def. Antonio Braga Neto by TKO (punches). Round 3, 2:27