In a fight dominated by kicks and body work, Giga Chikadze would pick up the biggest win of his MMA career with a third-round TKO win over Edson Barboza.
With both fighters exchanging rounds in the opening two stanzas, Chikadze would kick into an extra gear come the third round as a right hand visibly stunned and hurt his Brazilian counterpart.
With the Georgian kickboxer sensing the end was nigh, more strikes would eventually put Barboza down with two submission attempts coming soon after.
As Barboza would escape the ground game however, another pair of hooks by Chikadze would send Barboza tumbling backwards forcing referee Jason Herzog to wave off the contest.
Giga Chikadze def. Edson Barboza via TKO (Round 3, 1:44)
Bryan Battle def. Gilbert Urbina via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 2, 2:15)
Ricky Turcios def. Brady Hiestand via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Daniel Rodriguez def. Kevin Lee via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Andre Petroski def. Micheal Gillmore via TKO (Round 3, 3:12)
Gerald Meerschaert def. Makhmud Muradov via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 2, 1:49)
Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Alessio Di Chirico via KO (Round 1, 0:17)
Wellington Turman def. Sam Alvey via split decision (28-27, 27-28, 28-27
Dustin Jacoby def. Darren Stewart via TKO (Round 1, 3:04)
JJ Aldrich def. Vanessa Demopoulos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Early Preliminary Card
Pat Sabatini def. Jamall Emmers via submission (heel hook) (Round 1, 1:53)
Mana Martinez def. Guido Cannetti via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)