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UFC came back to Portland, Oregon on October 1, 2016 at Moda Center for 96th Fighy Night.
People react to social media about the decision that judges made for the main event. John Lineker who missed weight defeated the former two-time UFC flyweight championship challenger and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller winner John Dodson by split decision in a bantamweight bout. The fight was interesting as the two exchanging. There were so much speed, chin and power seen inside the octagon.
The second fight of former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks in the octagon was opposite of his debut. Alex Oliveira who was also over weight won by TKO at 3:30 of the third round. Will Brooks was reportedly popped a rib in that first round. He was getting the back and neck multiple times and a body slam.
Newcomer Zak Ottow and Brandon Moreno made their debut a huge one. The product of The Ultimate Fighter 24 Brandon Moreno pulled off an upset against the no. 9 flyweight Luis Smolka. He submitted Louis Smolka at 2:23 of the first round. While Zak Ottow won over Josh Burkman by split decision.
Nate Marquardt, Brandon Moreno, Henrique da Silva and Curtis Blaydes all earned the POTN.
No one earned the FOTN though, but yours truly thinks the bonus should be awarded to the two Johns. Great close fight!
The offical fight card result:
Bantamweight: John Lineker def. John Dodson by split decision
Lightweight: Alex Oliveira def Will Brooks by TKO in round 3 3:30
Welterweight: Zak Ottow def. Josh Burkman by split decision
Flyweight: Brandon Morena def. Louis Smolka by submission (guillotine choke) in round 1 2:23
Light heavyweight: Luis Henrique da Silva def. Joachim Christensen by submission (armbar) in round 2 4:43
Featherweight: Andre Fili def. Hacran Dias by unanimous decision
Heavyweight: Shamil Abdurakhimov def. Walt Harris by split decision
Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Keita Nakamura by unanimous decision
Middleweight: Nate Marquardt def. Tamdan McCrory by knockout in round 2 4:44
Heavyweight: Ion Cutelaba def. Jonathan Wilson by unanimous decision
Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes def. Cody East by TKO in round 2 2:02
Women’s Bantamweight: Ketlen Viera def. Kelly Faszholz by split decision