In an excruciatingly tentative five-round fight, Lyoto Machida snapped his three-fight losing streak with a split decision win over Eryk Anders.
The biggest talking point from the event, however, sadly fell on the co-main event which displayed gross negligence from everyone involved. Starting with the UFC booking a local talent against a world-class competitor, neither the referee Mario Yamasaki or Priscila Cachoeira’s corner were of a sound mind to stop the bout despite the clear skill disparity between the two fighters. What followed was Valentina Shevchenko landing blow after blow on Cachoeira before a rear-naked choke brought an end to the bout – even then taking Cachoeira tapping out twice before Yamasaki stepped in.
Lyoto Machida def. Eryk Anders via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)
Valentina Shevchenko def. Priscila Cachoeira via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 2, 4:25)
Michel Prazeres def. Desmond Green via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Timothy Johnson def. Marcelo Golm via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Marlon Vera via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Thiago “Marreta” Santos def. Anthony Smith via TKO (Round 2, 1:03)
Sergio Moraes def. Tim Means via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Alan Patrick def. Damir Hadzovic via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-27)
Polyana Viana def. Maia Stevenson via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 1, 3:50)
Iuri Alcantara def. Joe Soto via TKO (Round 1, 1:06)
Deiveson Figueiredo def. Joseph Morales via TKO (Round 2, 4:34)