Justin Gaethje (Phil Lambert/Combat Press)

UFC Fight Night 135 Results: Gaethje Destroys Vick, Johnson Edges Fili

On Saturday, Aug. 25, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 135: Gaethje vs. Vick from the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb.

In the night’s main event, former World Series of Fighting lightweight champion Justin Gaethje clashed with fellow top-10 fighter James Vick. Gaethje, who entered the promotion with an undefeated record, had dropped back-to-back fights against former champion Eddie Alvarez and top contender Dustin Poirier. However, all three of Gaethje’s Octagon appearances had earned “Fight of the Night” honors. Vick, meanwhile, had put together a 9-1 run since joining the promotion through The Ultimate Fighter 15. The Texas-based fighter had stopped five of those nine victories.

The 13-fight event kicked off with three fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary-card bouts followed at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 2, with the six-fight main card airing live on Fox Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET.


Justin Gaethje def. James Vick by knockout (punch). Round 1, 1:27
Michael Johnson def. Andre Fili by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Cortney Casey def. Angela Hill by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Bryan Barberena def. Jake Ellenberger by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:26
Deiveson Figueiredo def. John Moraga by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 3:08
Eryk Anders def. Tim Williams by knockout (head kick). Round 3, 4:42
James Krause def. Warlley Alves by knockout (knee and punches). Round 2, 2:28
Cory Sandhagen def. Iuri Alcantara by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 1:01
Andrew Sanchez def. Markus Perez by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Mickey Gall def. George Sullivan by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 1:09
Joanne Calderwood def. Kalindra Faria by submission (armbar). Round 1, 4:57
Drew Dober def. Jon Tuck by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Rani Yahya def. Luke Sanders by submission (heel hook). Round 1, 1:31