On Saturday night, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to network television for UFC on FOX 22, headlined by a strawweight matchup between Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson.
While VanZant entered the fight with a lot of hype, it was the former Invicta FC champion who came away with the win.
Waterson’s path to victory began with an incredible through that took the fight to the mat.
— UFC (@ufc) December 18, 2016
Once the fight was on the ground, Waterson took VanZant’s back and choked her unconscious.
Also on the main card was a dominant performance from Urijah Faber in the final fight of his career, while Mickey Gall submitted Sage Northcutt to establish himself as the top up-and-comer in the UFC.
If you missed out on the action, we have you covered.
The full event results from UFC on FOX 22: VanZant vs. Waterson can be seen below:
- Michelle Waterson def. Paige VanZant via technical submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:21
- Mickey Gall def. Sage Northcutt via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:40
- Urijah Faber def. Brad Pickett via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26
- Alan Jouban def. Mike Perry via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Paul Craig def. Luis Henrique da Silva via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 1:59
- Mizuto Hirota def. Cole Miller via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
- Colby Covington def. Bryan Barberena via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Alex Morono def. James Moontasri via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Josh Emmett def. Scott Holtzman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Leslie Smith def. Irene Aldana via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Eddie Wineland def. Takeya Mizugaki via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:04
- Hector Sandoval def. Fredy Serrano via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
- Sultan Aliev def. Bojan Velickovic via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)