The following are the quick results to Saturday’s UFC 208 event that took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. On this night, we saw a new women’s featherweight champion crowned, as well as Anderson Silva in action.
Fight Pass Preliminary Bouts:
- Ryan LaFlare def. Roan Carniero in a welterweight bout by unanimous decision
FoxSports 1 Preliminary Bouts:
- Rick Glenn def. Phillipe Nover in a featherweight bout by split decision
- Islam Makhachev def. Nik Lentz in a lightweight bout by unanimous decision
- Wilson Reis def. Ulka Sasaki in a flyweight bout by unanimous decision
- Belal Muhammad def. Randy Brown in a welterweight bout by unanimous decision
They set up Will brooks vs. Charles Oliviera for UFC 210 in Buffalo, Michelle Waterson vs. Rose Namajunas on April 15 in Kansas City, and Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov to main event Fight Night on April 22 in Nashville.
UFC 208 Pay Per View, from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, and Daniel Cormier were on the call. They noted that the newly adopted rules for grounded opponents, fouls for outstretched fingers, and 10-8 scoring would be in effect.
Fight #1 – Dustin Poirier def. Jim Miller in a lightweight bout by majority decision.
This was a good fight, but Miller could not capitalize on the injury to Poirier’s leg. No word on how long he might be out of action coming up, but this was a good win for Poririer who was coming off of a loss.
Fight #2 – Glover Teixeira def. Jared Cannonier in a light heavyweight bout by unanimous decision.
This was a good rebound fight for Teixeira, who has now put himself back in the title mix in what seems like a bit of a weak light heavyweight division overall. The big thing here was that Cannonier’s wrestling was exposed – he did not have good skill there. Teixeira was nursing a sore shoulder before the fight and focused on takedowns. His boxing wasn’t as strong, and that may have been why.
Fight #3 – Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza def. Tim Boetsch in a middleweight bout by submission.
Souza finished this by getting a mount, threw a few punches, then cranked in a kimura submission. Souza proved why he is one of the best middleweights out there. Boetsch had no chance to defend the move once Souza got the mount. I think they’re looking to set up Bisping and Yoel Romero, so that leaves questions as to where Souza goes next. They could go to Luke Rockhold again. Souza told Bisping to stop running his mouth in the post-fight interview.
Fight #4 – Anderson Silva def. Derek Brunson in a middleweight bout by unanimous decision.
An emotional Silva addressed the crowd afterward, saying that sometimes he’s hurt but he fights for his family. He said that he is too old for fighting, then gave the new fighters a lot of credit, calling them “too fast and too strong.” He didn’t flat out say he was retiring but it sure sounded that way. The fight itself was not very good and I’m not quite sure how Silva ended up winning. Silva of a few years ago would have annihilated Brunson.
They showed Cris “Cyborg” Justino in the stands watching the fights.
Fight #5 – Germaine de Randamie def. Holly Holm to win the inaugural women’s featherweight championship by unanimous decision.
This fight was very close, but not very exciting, so that leads to a bit of a weak start to the new women’s featherweight division. de Randamie earned the win, but the live crowd didn’t really seem to like it. They booed during her post-fight interview. There was a point where de Randamie threw punches after the horn, which could have led to points deductions. Had that happened, the fight could have been a draw and that would have been awful. Rogan drew attention to Cyborg, and de Randamie said she was injured so that fight would have to wait. It will be interesting to see where the division goes from here.