On Saturday, Aug. 3, the UFC hosted its fifth event on ESPN from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

In the night’s main event, former UFC interim welterweight titleholder Colby Covington took on former champion Robbie Lawler. Covington entered the match-up riding a six-fight winning streak that dated back to 2015. The veteran Lawler aimed to snap a two-fight skid. He was most recently in action at UFC 235 and was controversially submitted by Ben Askren.

The co-main event pitted two of the longest-tenured lightweights against one another as New Jersey’s Jim Miller met Clay Guida.


The 12-fight event kicked off with six preliminary-card fights airing live on ESPN at 12 p.m. ET. The six-fight main card followed at 3 p.m. ET, also on ESPN.

Colby Covington def. Robbie Lawler by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 50-45)
Jim Miller def. Clay Guida by technical submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 0:58
Nasrat Haqparast def. Joaquim Silva by knockout (punches). Round 2, 0:36
Gerald Meerschaert def. Trevin Giles by technical submission (guillotine choke). Round 3, 1:49
Scott Holtzman def. Dong Hyun Ma by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 2, 5:00
Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Darko Stosic by unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 28-27)
Mickey Gall def. Salim Touahri by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Antonina Shevchenko def. Lucie Pudilova by technical submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:20
Matt Schnell def. Jordan Espinosa by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 1:23
Lauren Murphy def. Mara Romero Borella by TKO (knee and elbows). Round 3, 1:46
Claudio Silva def. Cole Williams by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:35
Miranda Granger def. Hannah Goldy by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

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