On Friday, Oct. 18, the UFC returned to Boston for its sixth event broadcast on the ESPN family of networks. The promotion touched down at the TD Garden.
In the night’s main event, former middleweight champion Chris Weidman made his light heavyweight debut against surging contender Dominick Reyes. Weidman was looking to right the ship after dropping four of his last five Octagon appearances, including a third-round knockout loss to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at UFC 230 last November. The undefeated Reyes had reeled off 11 straight victories to open his career, capped by five straight under the UFC banner. The 29-year-old most recently eked out a split decision over former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir.
The action kicked off at 6 p.m. ET with the preliminary card on ESPN 2. The night’s main card took place at 9 p.m. ET, also on ESPN 2.
Dominick Reyes def. Chris Weidman by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:43
Yair Rodriguez def. Jeremy Stephens by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Greg Hardy def. Ben Sosoli by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)*
Joe Lauzon def. Jonathan Pearce by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:33
Maycee Barber def. Gillian Robertson by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:04
Darren Stewart def. Deron Winn by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Charles Rosa def. Manny Bermudez by verbal submission (armbar). Round 1, 2:46
Molly McCann def. Diana Belbita by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Sean Woodson def. Kyle Bochniak by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Randy Costa def. Boston Salmon by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:15
Sean Brady def. Court McGee by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Brendan Allen def. Kevin Holland by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:38
Tanner Boser def. Daniel Spitz by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
* – Fight was later changed to a no-contest after Hardy illegally used an inhaler between rounds
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